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10 OF THE FLOOD,
tystematic Attempt to Ascertain
the Number of Victims
ALUE OF THE PROPERTY.
lifficnlt to Hake Even an Approx
'HE FIGURES VARI SOME THOUSANDS.
'eople Well Posted Think There Were
About 6,600 People Drowned, While
Others Multiply That Number Several
Time Property Danased to the Extent
of From 86,000,000 to 610,000,000 A
New Registration Being Diode Compar
isons With a Late. Census-Estimated
XjOSSCS In Each Ward and Borough The
Relief Commission Issues an Address to
the Public on the War the Fund Will Be
Distributed A Resident Rcprcsentntire
A systematic attempt is being made to
earn as near as possible the number of
ires' lost and the value of the property de-
troyed by the breaking of the South Fork
lam. The task is a difficult one, and the
.atest estimates differ as widely as any here-
.ofore given. The lowest number of deaths
aow guessed at is 5.000 and the largest
19,000, which would give as an average
ind conservative number, about 12,000.
IFBOU A ETAIT CORKZSrOXDEXT.3
Johnstown, June 27. Various estimates
of the number of lives and property in the
flooded districts have been made, but prob
ably no -man can come nearer the truth until
the Board of Inquiry determines it by act
ual canvass, than C. B. Clark, formerly
connected with the reportial force of Tub
Dispatch. Mr. Clark is familiar with the
people and the territory, and up to Hay
4, had completed a carefully collated can
vass of the people in Johnstown and the con
tiguous territory. He was about ready to
issue his directory when the dam broke, and
washed ont the Conemaugh Valley.
Since the disaster Mr. Clark has been
over the ground, and has been employed in
the bureau of information, collecting statis
tics of the living and the dead and the
amount of property destroyed. Mr. Clark
estimates the loss of life at 5,000. He says
it may.be higher, but certainly it will not
Hon- the Reports Differ.
Tie reports of. the number of bodies buried
differ. A. week ago Mr. James McMillan
thought 3,700 bodies had been recovered.
Dr. Beale, who had charge of the morgue,
has a record of over 2,400 bodies buried
when he handed the control over to the
State. At the bureau of information they
bare a record of only 1,600 bodies. This
simply shows how carelessly the work was
done in the early days of the work after the
Mr. Clark, who was on the ground soon
after, says a number of bodies were buried
by people who came into the town without
making or preserving any records. How
many were consigned to the grave without a
trace remaining no one knows, but the num
ber is not small. For this reason the actual
number of dead will never be known.
At present a number of clerks are taking
a list of survivors in the devastated terri
tory, for the purpose of distributing the
money on hand among the people. Their
report will not be ready before Saturday.
At Least 9.000 atlssing.
Mr. Thomas Bichards thinks there are
16,000 sufferers, and that 5,000 escaped with
out losing anything, making the total saved
about 20,000, and leaving over 9,000 missing
and not accounted for.
Harry" Keller, in the Bureau of Informa
tion, says he has a great many names of
dead that the Eev. Dr. Beale has not, so
that his number" of 2,400 dead could be
From June 3 to June 13. GO cases from
Johnstown were treated at the Mercy
Hospital and 17 at the West Penn; from the
Cth to the 15th of June, 10 were treated at
the Homeopathic Hospital, and six still re
main in the Allegheny General Hospital.
These reports are only partial, and the com
plete list of sick and injured has not yet
According to Mr. Clark, about 2,000 lives
were lost in the first four wards of Johns
town. The houses were nearly all washed
away. The population of these four wards
was 5,272, and if Mr. Clark's calculation is
correct, almost half of the people were
drowned. In the Fifth ward
The People Were Warned
and many got out. The houses are badly
wrecked, and Mr. Clark puts the number of
lost at 100. The population of this ward
was 1,504. Part of the Sixth ward was
badly torn up, and he estimates that from
25 to 30 people went down. The population
was 1,948. About one-half of this ward is
on the hill. Mr. Clark believes 50 will
cover the loss in the Seventh ward. Horner
and Baumer streets, running parallel with
the Stony river, and some of the side streets
were completely carried off. There were
497 people living in Grnbbtown, and none
were lost except a few who happened to be
in the town. This town is np the Stony
creek, and escaped the disastrous effects of
According to Mr. Clark's directory the
population of Conemaugh was 3,971, and he
thinks from 500 to COO of the people were
drowned. One-third of the houses were
washed away. Thirty houses are left -in
Woodvale, but they are on the hillsides.
The population was 1,219, and "about 500
Some Severe Losses.
Both Conemaugh and Woodvale suffered
severely from the flood. The population of
Millyale was 2,680. In the first ward nearly
ll the property is gone. Mr. Clark esti
mates the loss of life at 300. ,
In Cambria borough 2,902 people lived,
and to-day there is not a house left on Wal
aut and Front streets, and only a few on
Chestnut street .Mr. Clark's estimate of
thalossofliieis500.""ln East Conemaugh.
the population was 1,074, and ho could not
give an estimate of the dead.
Adding up these figures Mr. Clark's total
number of dead is over 4,000, but bethinks
his calculations in the first four wards of
Johnstown and Woodvale and Conemaugh
were too moderate.
As nearly as Mr. Clark can determine
from a canvass of the territory and a com
parison with the directory,, 3,000 houses, at
an average valuation of $2,000 apiece, were
destroyed. He includes the contents of the
houses in this estimate. This would make
a loss of $6,000,000 that falls directly on the
property owners. Mr. Clark puts the total
loss of property from the flood at $15,000,000,
but he believes the figures will finally
dwindle down to $10,000,000.
Not a Bad Judge.
In the absence of anything more definite,
Mr. Clark's estimate of the dead and losses
has considerable weight. Probably no man
is better able to make these calculations
than he is. Mr. Clark is busily.engaged
completing statistics with the view of de
termining the exact losses of life and prop
erty. On the subject of losses, Captain Kuhn
said this afternoon: "I don't believe the
valuation of realty in Johnstown was more
than $10,000,000. This does not include
personal property, and I have no idea what
men kept in their houses. There is no use
exaggerating the losses. I notice this ten
dency. One man whom I know was sold
out by the Sheriff puts his losses at $18,000,
and another who claimed the benefit of the
$300 law not long ago, when I tried to col
lect a bill from him, claims he lost $3,000.
Outside of the Gautier works the loss of the
Cambria Iron Company will not be more
Some Figures Too nigh.
The most startling report yet sent ont
out from Johnstown appeared in an after
noon paper, to the effect that 19,000 people
were missing. At the Bureau of Informa
tion Harry Keller stated that it was true that
only 16,000 had been registered, but they
are not half through with the work. The
bureau has three men employed every day
collecting names, and they expect to regis
ter at least 10,000 more. The population of
the flooded districts was 29,125.
Mr. Keller doesn't think the number of
dead will go over 5,000. Israel.
THE COMMISSION MOYES.
An Address Issued to the Public How the
Fond Most be Distributed A Real.
dent Representative Selected.
IsTecial telegram to tux dispatch.!
Habkisbubg, June 27. TheBelief Com
mission appointed by the Governor to see
that contributions were judiciously distri
buted among the sufferers by the flood held
a meeting in this city to-day. As a result
the following was issued to the public,
signed by Governor Beaver, Mayor Fitler,
Thomas Dolan, John Y. Huber, Robert
Cogden, Francis B. Beeves, James B. Scott,
Benben Miller, S. S. Marvin and H. H.
Tbat the donors of the funds in the hands
of the Flood Belief Committee may know bow
tbeir cenerous gifts are to to disposed of, and
tbat the expectant recipients of the same may
not form erroneous views of and foster im
proper expectations for the same, it is now
officially declared and announced tbat the f ol
lowing principles shall govern the distribution
First That the said fund is in the nature of
a charity to the needy, and not as a general in
demnity for losses sustained.
Second Tbat a distribution per capita would
be manifestly unjust, as It would po alike to
the rich and poor, and alike to all loiterers, no
matter what their needs or extent of their suf
fering. Third Tbat a 'distribution of percentage on
the amount of losses would be manifestly un
just, as it would result in giving the largest
sum to the person having lost the most, without1
regard to the value of tbe remaining estate of
Fourth Tbat this fund cannot be used for
the benefit of any private or public corpora
tion. Fifth Tbat tbe fund must go only to tbe
most needy sufferers from the floods, in accord
ance with and in the spirit of the trust im
pressed upon it by tbe donors.
At the unanimous request of the Commis
sion. Hon. Hugh H. Cummin was requested
to proceed to Johnstown and remain there
as the resident representative and executive
officer of this Commission in the Conemaugh
A COLLEGE REUNION.
AInmni and Undergraduates Preparing to
Camp at Sit. Grett n.
SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THX EISPATCH.l
Mt. Gbetna, June 27. Extensive
preparations have been made' for the enter
tainment of the alumni and undergraduates
of Trinity College, of Hartford. Conn., of
whom from 200 to 300 are expected from
Pennsylvania, New York and the Hew En
gland States. The tents for the accommo
dation of visitors have been placed in semi
circular form in one of the most eligible
points on the fine camping cround. The
tents are supplied with all conveniences
and scores of lamps will light up the sur
roundings at night. Men will be on hand
to clean the tents and make up the beds
every morning; wagons will make frequent
rounds, supplying water, ice, towels, etc
The camp will be in charge of a police
office rand assistants who will not allow
strangers to enter. A large'canvas pavilion
has been erected near the camp with table
and chairs, where meetings can be held.
The reunion will begin to-morrow. The
Pittsburg alumni are expected to arrive in
the evening. Bobert H. Coleman, the
owner of Mt Gretna Park, is an alumnus
of Trinity College and will spare no trouble
nor expense to entertain his college friends.
Tbe details of the reunion are under the im
mediate supervision of Allen D. Hoffer,
Mr. Coleman's right-hand man.
KNOCKED DOWN A BRIDGE.
A Train Hurls 14 men From the Top of
CHICAGO, June 27. A train of the Stock
Yards Company struck one of the temporary
supports of the main span of the iron via
duct over Q street, In South Omaha, about
9:30 o'clock this morning and knocked the
whole structure to tbe ground with a tre
mendous crash. Fourteen men were on top
of the structure at the time, and fell with
the ruins. Eight were hurt, and one of
them, Fred Annacer, of Des Moines, will
THREE B0IS DROWNED.
Thry Go Swimming and Get Ont of Their
Depth In the Bine Hirer.
Kansas CriT, June 27. Three boys from
this city, their ages ranging from 12 to 14
years, were drowned in the Blue river at
Sheffield, near here, this afternoon. Their
names were Edward Comp, Fred" H. .Brice.
Frank Oviatt They were in bathing with
a number of comrades and got into water
over tbeir depth. Before assistance could
reach them they were drowned. Their
bodies were recovered.
Declines In Favor of l.arkln.
SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO TEX DISr.ATCH.1
"Washington, Pa., June.27. Hon. J.
Murray Clark, of Canonsburg, has been
prominently mentioned as a Democratic
candidate for State Treasurer. He states,
however, that be is not a seeker after office.
and is in favor of John B. Xarkin for this
EEAL ESTATE PBAUDS.
ExlcnsIveForgeries of Deeds nnd Mortgages
Discovered at St. Paul A Nambrr of
Persons Implicated Several of
the Gang Arrested. '
Sr. Paul, June 27. Last Saturday a
real estate man named Stensgaard nego
tiated a loan of $4,500 with W. D. Jenney,
of Harrisburg, giving as security a mort
gage on a block of land valued at about
$15,000, owned by a wealthy brewer of Mil
waukee named TThlein. Stensgaard pro
duced a deed showing that he had purchased
the property of TThlein for $12,000. It
turned c-ut that the deed was a forgery.
Stensgaard protested that he purchased the
property of a man whom he supposed was
In connection with the real estate fraud it
is now learned that this is only one of a
series of frauds, and that a gang of real
estate sharks and swindlers has long existed
in this city.
This gang has for some time been con
ducting extensive operations by means of
forging signatures, using fictitious names
and selling and making bogus mortgages.
TJp to the present time the TThlein is the
mosf prominent case, but before the investi
gation is ended it will bo found to be but a
small portion of the vast amount of fraud
and robbery which has been going on dur
ing the past two years.
Becorder M. J. Bell estimates that he has
several hundred bogus deeds and mortgages
filed in his office by the gang, and that the
total of the whole must reach $100,000 Be
sides Stensgaard, the police in this city have
to-day arrested F. J. Draper, a local lawyer,
Avery Chad wick, Leonard Partello, John
Toll, M. M. Cummings, Sydney Carver and
George Klngsley. F. A, Carlson was ar
rested at Anooka on a telegraphic order
from this city.
LOOKING AFTER SOLDIERS' ORPHANS.
The Commission Organizes and Appoints
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUX DISPATCH. 1
Habbisbubg, June 27. The Soldiers'
Orphan Commission met here to-day and
elected Governor Beaver President, Senator
Gobin Vice President, and Thomas Sample,
of Pittsburg, Temporary Secretary. The
sentiment at the meeting seemed to be in favor
of getting rid of four of the schools and
placing the phildren in them in other insti
tutions. Committees were appointed to
visit the eastern and western schools, with
a view of ascertaining which can be best
disposed with in the movement to curtail
expenses. These committees are to report
the result of their investigation on the 29th
of July, when the commission will hold an
other meeting in this city.
Strong suspicion prevails that the syndi
cate is playing a big hand to have the com
mission rent its buildings for the accommo
dation of the children of soldiers. Several
of its representatives were in the city to-day
looking after the interests of ex-Senator.
Wright and his partners. Some of the ap
pointments made to-day by Department
Commander Stewart as members of the com
mission to represent the Grand Army of the
Bebublic, are regarded as particularly
friendly to the syndicate. The Grand Army
members are Colonel Frank Magee, consid
ered an excellent selection, G. Harry Davis,
of Philadelphia, Thomas Sample, Pittsburg,
A. C. Beinoche, Lancaster, and Mr. Shirk,
HIS NARROW ESCAPE.
Two Confidence Men Verv Nearly Do TJp a
rEPECTAI. TELEOBAM TO THBPISPATCH.1
WheelTnoWVa., June 27". Walden
Worley, a wealthy Belmont county farmer,
about 75 years of age, came within "an inch
of being the victim of two Pittsburg confi
dence men about 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The men came here about a week ago, and
are known as Copenhagen and Davis, the
former tall and spare and the latter short
and heavy. They pretended to want to buy
Worley's horse," Copenhagen representing
himself as the son of a "Wheeling banker.
They finally agreed to pay $300, and Copen
hagen produced a frightfully bad $1,000
bill for worley to change.
Worley only had $400 in his clothes, but
went to the bank and drew $500 more. Just
as Worley was coming down the bank steps
with the cash in his hands, Copenhagen
waiting with the bill on the sidewalk,
George Bobinson, who bad been watching
the racket, ran up, drew Worley aside and
put him on to the game. Davis and Copen
A CELLAR SDDDENLI SINKS. .
The Family Supplies of a Wilkesbarro Citi
zen Toko a Tumble.
Wilkesbabbe, June 27. As Conrad
Shafer, a plasterer, was eating his breakfast
at home on Miner street, in Plains, this'
morning, he suddenly heard a great clatter
of dishes and glassware about the house,
accompanied by a heavy rumbling that
shook his frame residence from top to bot
tom. He hastened to the cellar and there
he discovered that over half of the bottom
had fallen ont. taking with it the stone
fo una at ion and the garden plot in front of
his house, together with all his household
supplies. Upon examination the hole was
found to be 25 feet deep.
Mr1. Shafer and his son at once procured a
ladder, placed it in the cave and descended.
They iound that it was a chamber of the
Henry colliery, operated by the Lehigh
Valley Coal Company, which had been
worked out. Further investigation showed
that the coal and slate had been mined to
within ten feet of the bottom ot Shafer'a
TWO FATAL ACCIDENTS.
Sewer Gas and Blasting Powder End the
Lives of Three Men.
Kansas Citt, June 27. Thomas Lin
quist, John Best, J. H. TOnter. Otto Al
bach and George Schultz, laborers, were
making a sewer connection at the house of
J. M. Hobson, at the corner of Eighteenth
and Flora- avenue, when by mistake Lin
guist knocked a hole in the sewer vault
The escaping gas overcame him so suddenly
that he died almost instantly. Winter and
Albach jumped into the ditch to rescue
him and they too were overcome by the foul
gas. Schultz finally recovered the bodies of
all from the ditch. Winter died this even
ing and Albach is in a precarious condi
tion. M. Hill, a t large grocer, was blasting
away a bluff in the southeastern part of the
city this afternoon. The fuse on one of the
blasts failed to burn properly and Hill ap
proached to examine it Just as he stooped
over it the powder ignited from the fuse and
blew his head off.
THE STRIKERS STILL FIRM.
An Attempt Olado to Start the Carnegie
Works With Outsiders.
rsrxciAL TsxroKAM tothb DISPATCH. 1 '
Beateb Falls, June 27. The strikers
at both the wire mill and the 12-inch mill
of Carnegie, Phipps & Co. "remain firm
against the proposed reduction of wages.
At the 12-inch mill a roller from Pittsburg
has been given charge, and is attempting to
run the mill with green hands, but so far
has made little headway.
At the wire mill an attempt has been
made to run with Hungarians and negroes,
but it has not proved satisfactory. The
strikers say that they are provided with
ample funds from their unions ,to prolong
the strike for an indefinite period, andwill
go in at the reduction.
PITTSBURG, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1889.
TWO GEEAT ANIMALS
Groomed.' and Trained to Meet and
Hammer Each Other
TILL ONE OF THEM GIVES UP.
Sullivan and Kilrain Nearly Prepared for
Their Meeting July 8.
THEI CANNOT FIGHT IN LOUISIANA.
The King Will frobaMy ba Pitched la the Stats of
As the time approaches for the proposed
Sullivau-Kilrain prize fight interest in the
condition and spirits of each of the pugilists
becomes of more importance. The friends
and tramers'of each man of course expect
their champion to win.
IEPECTAL TII.EC BAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New Yobk, June 27. Two of the most
perfectly developed animals in the world
are to meet on July 8 next, in this country,
to fight before what will probably be "the
largest crowd that ever witnessed such an
event, a battle that is expected to settle the
question as to which is the most abundant
ly endowed with strength, endurance, and
with that sort of intelligence tjiat belongs to
animals of that class. Preparing for the
event, each of the animals has been for
some time in the hands of men specially
skilled in that business, and the training
has now so far developed that intelligence
as to the condition of the animals becomes
almost as important as the news of the fight
It is worth noting that the contest will be
one not only between the particular animals
engaged in it. but between different systems'
of training, for the iwo animals are being
prepared for the contest after different ideas.
science, pube and simple,
as experience has developed its relations to
athletic development, is the basis upon
which one animal is being put into condition.
Traditions of physical training and the in
telligence and opinions 'of the animal
itself are the basis used in the development
of the other one.
The animals themselves don't count for
much at this stage of the game, but the
opinions qt their trainers are of legitimate
value. A trip to the different parts of the
country where these trainers and their ani
mals are at work develops differences that
are significant and interesting in their ideas
as to the fight
Anyone who wants to receive positive ast
surances as to what the issue of the fight
will be should go to Baltimore and see
Charley Mitchell. Mr.Mitehell isn'tbrag
ging exactly, but there is a general air of
confidence about him that is charming. He
talks quietly but emphatically, and seems
to believe wnat he says: "lam just as sure,"
he said to a Dispatch man, two days ago,
WE SHALL WIN THIS FIGHT.
as I am that it will take place; a good deal
surer, in fact, for I am beginning to think
that there will really be a fight, and I've
known who would win it, if there was one,
To back up his words, he trots out his
animal Jake Kilrain, tall, broad and solid
looking-, .thajuotareot health-and- strength,
-with-sreertain 'Intelligence in his face ana
in his eves that is usually lackine in ani
mals of his sort
"He is in perfect trim," says Mitchell,
"sound as a dollar, confident of himself, and
every way just what I want him to be for
such a fight. He was all right when I took
hold of him; he had never broken himself
down by drink or other dissipation, and that
counts lor a great deal in an attair lite this.
I believe that the fight will be a fair and
honest one throughout, and that Kilrain
will certainly win it. There was never a
stronger or better fighter lived than he is
QUITE A DIFFEBENT TALE.
There is a very different tone in the talk
at Belfast, N. X., where William Muldoon,
the wrestler, is training the animal that will
oppose Kilrain. He says :
Sullivan is in better shape now tbat he ever
was in his life before. He has never had snch
a training as he has now undergone. If he
ever could tight be can do it now. I don't know
whether he can fight or not. He never
has bad to fight yet; all his contests have
been with men who could not force him
at all. He has to meet a different sortof a man
this time, and one that will make him nzht or
get licked. Kilrain is no quitter; he will fight
until he is knocked out, and beside bis
strength he has a good deal of intelligence,
ana is fquite a gentleman for a prize
fighter. His stake in this fight is as big
as Sullivan's; it is life or death with both of
them. It is going to be a square fight, and a
hard one, and tbe nest man is going to win it.
I shall be contented, whichever way it coes, for
I shall know that if Sullivan is beaten it is be
cause Kilrain In the better man.
This prize ftgutinR business is not in my line.
I took charge of Sullivan because I believed
him to be the most perfect specimen of phys
ical manhood in the world, and I knew tbat he
was good for nothing unless properly handled.
I baa said a good deal about my opin
ion of Sullivan's ability, and I had a
pride in showing that I was right I be
lieve now as strongly as ever tbat my
estimate of Bulllvan was right; if Kilrain
whips him it will be, not because I have over
estimated Sullivan, but because I have under
estimated the possibility of physical develop
ment To my mind, Sullivan is now as good a
man as can be made.
As to the fight itself, Mr. Muldoon says:
NO QUICK KNOCKING OUT.
I don't believe there is going to be any quick
knocking out, and I don't allow any ono to en
courage that idea in Sullivan. There is no man
living who can strike a harder blow than Sulli
van, bnt Kilrain knows that as well as I do,
and he isn't coing to be hit if he can belp it in
one round or fifty. I have a little money to bet
that the fight will end in half an hour,
but I am fully prepared to see it go on three
hours, and am training Sullivan for a fight of
that length. He takes every 'day three hoars
of walking and running over the country roads,
and that gives him as much leg exercise as he
would get in a fight for the same time. All his
other exercises are calculated In the same way,
to make him fight to last through three hours
in the ring.
The animal idea is being carried ont in
the training of Sullivan to an extent never
before attempted since the old days of such
fights. But it is based upon science, and
not upon arbitrary traditions, which were
the foundation for the rigorous customs of
the old trainers. Muldoon has made
the science of physical development
-his study, and he is practicing upon Sul
livan as' he might upon a race horse or any
other animal he had to train. Sullivan's
own will has been absolutely subjected to
that of the trainer.
SULLIVAN'S SPXBIT CONTBOLLED. .
Not only have his eating and his drinking,
his work, play and sleep been controlled by
the rules of the trainer, but his very spirit
has been broken andbentto suitthe trainer's
ideas, and for the time being the bump
tious and self-confident fighter of other days
has been changed into a silent and almost
sullen animal, going stolidly through a re
quired round of exercise day after day, with
no satisfaction but the privilege of erowl
ing and the prospect of whipping Kilrain
at the end of it This is a radical
departure from the old ideas as to training
for such fights, tbe role having been to keep
a man's confidence in himself and his own
powers screwed up to the highest possible
notch. He is entirely isolated from his old
friends and companions.
KILBAIN IN THE NEW STYLE
Kilrain, on the, other hand, is being"
trained after tbe prevailing style, witt'xa-
few modern improvements. He is settled
down in an ordinary tavern, a few
miles out of Baltimore, where his
friends visit him whenever they please,
and his exercise is directed in
a great measure by himself. His trainer is
his friend and not his master, and his own
intelligence is consulted all the time as to
his condition and work. He works much
less than Sullivan, and he indulges himself
Bichard K, Fox's representative, My.
Fitzgerald, said to-day that Stevenson had
already wired Sullivan's backers, naming
the '"place fortho great fight, in accord
ance Hfh the custom, which compels
the side that wins the toss
to notify the other side of the location se
lected Bs a battleground at least ten days
before the fight The exact spot fixed upon
will, of course, not be made pnblio, but
Governor Nichols' proclamation makes It
certain that the fight will occur in Missis
sippi instead of Louisiana.
Preparations Made for the Funeral and tbe
rSPECIAI. TELEOBAM TQ THE DISPATCH.1
Habbisbubg, June 27. The remains of
General Cameron arrived here this evening
on a sppcial train and were taken to the old
mansion on Front street, from which they
will be buried on Saturday afternoon at 1
o'clock. It was the oft-expressed wish of
General Cameron that his funeral should be
devoid of all ostentation, and in his later
days he indicated a desire to be interred by
the side of his wife, who died about 15 years
ago,without unnecessary delay. In deference
to his wishes the funeral will be as simple as
uuuiuie. no notice win De sent out to nis
friends inviting them to attend the obse
quies, but all. will be welcome. The pall
bearers will be J. M. Forster, Insurance
Commissioner of Pennsylvania; Major
Luther Bent, Superintendent of the Penn
sylvania Steel Works; Colonel J. W. Jen
nings, President of the Commonwealth
Guarantee Trust and Safe Deposit Com
pany, of this city; Lane S. Hart ex-State
Printer; John Weiss, Chairman of the Dau
phin County Republican Committee;
Colonel James Young, of Middletown;
Arthur Brock, iron mannfacturer of Leba
non, and William J. Calder, of this city.
Bev. George F. Chambers, of the Pine
Street Presbyterian Church, will have
charge of the funeral ceremonies, which
will be conducted at the residence of the de
ceased. Senator Cameron will be unable to attend
the funeral, ' owing to the late hour at
which he received the information of the
serious condition of his father. He will not
sail for home until Sunday. ,
The Resignation of President Williams
Causes Something of a Sensation.
(SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO TRX DISPATCH.
,Meadville, June 27. The fifth and
last day of Allegheny's commencement ter
minated in the graduating exercises proper,
and in the conferring of degrees. The class
of 1889 numbers 32, from which ten essayists
were selected by competitive examinations.
The attendance was large and a vast deal of
interest was manifested in the proceedings
on account of the recent nnlooked
for and unexpected resignation of
President 'Williams. The ex-President
officiated in the distribution
of diplomas and his closing remarks to the
class were deeply affecting. The Board of
of Trustees and Control met this morning at
9 o'clock to act upon the resignation ot the
President, but adjourned to meet on July
23 When an official head will be chosen.
'lax-President Wheeler wasr unanimously
elected Vice President, who will be acting
President until a President is chosen- This
evening the President's reception to the
graduating class was largely attended, ex
President Williams officiating as the host.
The senior promenade was participated in
by a large and fashionable assemblage, and
was a decidedly enjoyable event. There is
much regret expressed over the resignation,
but there is not the slightest friction per
ceptible in the faction or governing bodies.
THE HOMEOPATHIC IDEA,
Officers Elected by tbe National Institute
for the Ensnlng Vear.
Minneapolis, June 27. This was the
third day's session of the National Institute
of Homeopathy. At noon the election of
officers was held. Dr. A. J. Sawyer, of
Monroe, Mich., was elected President for
the ensuing year. Dr. Sawyer is the nestor
of homeopathy in Michigan. He is some
thing over 60 years and the honor was ten
dered him in recognition of his life-long
services in the cause of the science. After
the President the following officers were
elected: Vice President, Chester B. Higbee,'
St. Paul, Minn.j Treasurer, F. TJ. Kellogtr,
New York City: General Secretary.P. Dud
ley, Philadelphia; Provisional Secretary,
T. N. Strong, Ward's Island, N. Y.; Cen
sors, Dr. B. B. Bush, Salem, O.; T. F.
Smith, New York City; A. O. Cowperth
waite, Iowa City, Iowa; Millie J." Chap
man, Pittsburg; C. B. Kenyon, Bock
Island, 111.; Necrologist, Henry D. Payne,
After considerable discussion, Waukesha,
Wis., was chosen as the next place of meet
ing. W. Ty Hnlmer, New York, A. N.
Wright, Buffalo, and A. H. McClellan,
Pittsburg, were chosen delegates to the In
ternational Homeopathic Convention in
Paris next August.
GREEDI PENSION AGENTS.
They Are Charged With Taking Half of a
Philadelphia, June 27. The case of
Dr. A. N. Fretz and David Kline, of Fleet
wood. Pa., charged with faking an illegal
pension fee, was heard to-day before United
States Commissioner Edmunds. Mrs. Het
tie Fredericks, of Fleetwood, an aged
woman, who could speak only "Pennsyl
vania Dutch," gave her testimony through
an interpreter. She testified to having made
application for a pension and that upon re
ceipt of a check from Washington for $1,086.
the defendants had gone with her to a bank
in Beading to have it cashed and had re
tained $513 CO, or one-half the amount as
their share for assistance rendered her in
securing the pension. The defendants were
then placed under $1,000 for a further hear
ing next Wednesday.
MINERS ON STRIKE.
They Want the Same Price as Paid In Ad
SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Phillitsbubg, June 27. Coal men
here have information to-day tbat miners
at Galitzin, Lilly and South Fork are on a
strike for SO cents a ton; that miners at
Frugality, Coal Port and Hastings will be
out this week, and that the strike will ex
tend to the Punxsutawney field. The rate
heretofore 'paid was 45 cents.
As a continuance of the 50-cent rate in
Clearfield and Beech Creek regions depends
upon a like scale in the regions now on
strike, inuch anxiety is felt among operators
and miners as to the result.
Captured by Pittsburg Bidders.
Johnstown, June 27. At a meeting of
the Commissioners of Indiana and West
moreland counties this afternoon, at New
Florence, the contract for the building of
the bridge washed away by the flood at New
Florence was le to tbe Pittsburg Bridge
'Company for ?U,900. There were Iff bids.
The Nineveh and Blairsville contracts' will
be let on Monday,
NEAR TO THE END.
Rapid Approach of the Last Scene in
a .Now Famous Murder Trial. -
THE TESTIMOHI IS ALL HEAED
And Now the Lawyers Are Reviewing the
Evidence Against Sr. HcDow.
THE DEFLECTION THEORI KNOCKED OUT
As Exceedingly Able Argument Made by Prosecuting
The lawyers are talking in the Dawson
McDow murder trial, the testimony having
all been given. Dr. McDow acts cheerfully,
seeming to rest secpra in the belief that he
shot Captain Dawson while the latter was
trespassing on his property and threatening
JSPICIAL TILEOBAM TO THS DISPATCH.1
Charleston, S. O., June 27. The Mc
Dow trial is nearing its end. The testimony
was closed to-day, and District Attorney
Jervey made the first argument on behalf of
the prosecution. Nothing startling was de
veloped upon the witness stand.
Dr. Mellow came in 20 minutes before the
I trial opened. He appeared to be in the best
of spirits, and talked and joked with his
friends. The prosecution called its first
witness in rebuttal. Dr. B. A. Kinloch,
Professor of Qlinlcal Surgery in the College
of South Carolina, said he had seen the
body on the night of the killing, after the
post mortem was performed. He gave it
as his opinion that the bullet had taken a
forward course, instead of a backward one,
after entering the body. This of course in
dicates that Captain Dawson, when shot,
was not standing in front of Dr. McDow.
THE DEFLECTION THEOBT BUINED.
Dr. Kinloch's testimony knocked spots
out of Dr. Forest's deflection theory. The
witness said that the bullet might have de
flected if it struck the backbone, a rib, or a
remarkably tough tendon. In this case a
deflection seemed to be impossible
DfT McDow smiled when Detective John
Hogan was called to the stand. Hogan said
he sat in the patrol wagon with Dr. McDow,
when the latter was taken to jail on the
night of Dawson's death. While on the
road to jail the doctor looked at his hand
cuffs and said: "Bad! badl bad!" He
added that he would shoot any man who
would try to cane him. He showed the de
tective his hat and a dent which he said had
been made by Captain Dawson's cane. He
volunteered the remark that he was a
physician, and that he knew where to shoot
to kill. MoDow smiled when this was
A DISINTEBESTED WITNESS.
The witness said that he was perfectly
free from bias and prejudice toward the
prisoner. As he left the stand the District
Attorney asked that the jury be allowed to
visit Dr. McDow's house. Mr. Cohen ob
jected. Judge Kershaw said that he was
unwilling to let the jury go to the house
unless it was necessary. With the dia
grams in evidence he did not think it neces
The prosecution then recalled Dr.
Mitchell. He is the physician who held
the autopsy on Captain Dawson's body.
The witness iUfUnot think: that the bullet
''had been deflected. He insisted that the
simplest thing, such as a muscle, or even a
tissue might have deflected it. Dr. Mitch
ell had not heard the testimony of Prof.
"Would yon have much respect for a man
who said that only bone could deflect a bul
let?" Mr. Cohen asked, in cross-examination.
The witness replied that he should doubt
such a man's knowledge of physiology,
anatomy and rnedlcal science.
THE JEOSECUTION BESTS.
Here the prosecution rested for good.
Governor McGrath expressed great surprise
that they had not placed the Chief of Po
lice of the city of Charleston on the stand.
The defense also rested. Mr. Jervey went
into the solicitor's room, brought ont the
blood-stained clothes that Captain Datfton
wore, and Dr. McDow's hat, 'and placed
them on the railine near his table. The
space in front of the jury box was cleared
so that no one remained between the Dis
trict Attorney and the juror?.
The prosecuting officer arranged his notes
and confronted the jury. His right hand
rested upon the table and his left upon his
hip. Dr. MoDow -polled his gold watch
from his pocket and glanced at the time.
It was high noon. He then rested his cheek
upon his hand and prepared to listen to the
argument against him.
Mr. Jervey made an able argument. In
his closing remarks he said the defense
"complained that Captain Dawson had no
right to enter McDow's house. The shoot
ing occurred in Dr. McDow's office,"Tiot in
his house. Dr. McDow himself, however,
had repeatedly sneaked into Captain Daw
son's house, for the most disgraceful pur
poses. He was
SEEKING A VICTIM
in the poor Swiss girl. She was peculiarly
situated. With the exception of Mr. and
Mrs. Dawson.she was entirely friendless.
The Doctor was disgracing his own wife and
family. As an excuse for his conduct the
Doctor said that the poor girl was not a
member of Captain Dawson's family, but
only a servant. Are we to assume from
that that servants are fair game for such a
man? She was closer to the family than a
servant, for she was the governess of the
children. It was Captain Dawson's duty
to protect her. He could not discharge her
on rumors alone, and he took a just course in
endeavoring to ascertain-what ground there
was ior these rumors. You saw her upon
the stand. You know the disadvantage
from which she suffered when the poor
child was compelled by law to stand a
cross-examination such as. is seldom heard
in a court room, conducted with an ability
that this bar is proud of. She did herself
credit. She told tbe truth, although at
times it compromised and mortified her.
Compare her bearing with that oi Dr. Mc
Dow when he was on the stand. When
counsel asked him whether he thought his
conduct toward her was gentlemanly, "he
replied: "Well, , hardly she was so will
ing." WBONGED HIS FAMILY.
Mr. Jervey closed his argument by saying
that Dr. McDow had grossly wronged his
wife and child. He told this man that his
wife was a German and that he married her
for her money. This statement was intensi
fied by the iact that his counsel admitted
that his story was her story.
Here Mr. Jervey abruptly closed. It was
not an impassioned speech. It was deliv
ered with no attempt at dramatic effect
There were no sweeping1 gestures and no
rhetorical flourishes. It was a plain speech,
delivered in a plain manner. Dr. McDow
smiled during the District Attorney's refer
ences to the poor Swiss girl. When Mr.
Jervey referred to his wife and child, how
ever, the expression of his face became dark
and ominous. The District Attorney spoke
for an hour and three-quarters.
Mr. Cohen, of counsel for the defense,
begged off on account of rheumatism in the
shoulder, and the court adjourned until 10
A. H. to-morrow. Judge Kershaw said that
he would keep the court in session to-morrow
until the case was ended. Mr. Cohen
will be the first speaker in the morning.
Governor McGrath is. to follow him, and
Mr. Mitchell, of the prosecution, will make
the final argument
The Bodies of the Engineer and Flremai
Have Been Recovered Endeavoring
to Remove the Engine Front
the Creek Other Vic
tims Barled Tnere.
Gbeensbubo, June -27. The workmen
at the wreck have not yet succeeded in get
ting the engine out of the creek. It is lying
upon a box car, and it is expected that the
bodies of several men will be found there.
A track was laid this afternoon to the.
"wrecked engine, but every effort to move it
has proved fruitless. Searching' for the
dead was practically suspended in the effort
to get the engine out The car underneath
is crushed into the bed 'of the stream. Near
the engine is the immense slack pile, from
which two or three bodies were taken out
early yesterday morning, and when that is
scattered it is probable that others will be
Jbund. Work was suspended for the night
at 7 o'clock this evening. More men will
be put to work in the morning.
Shortly before noon the bodies of J. E.
Caldwell and G. F. Fralich. the engineer
and fireman, respectively, of the wrecked
engine, were reached. They were found
lying alongside of the cab, and an immense
mass ot wreckage had been piled on top of
them. Caldwell's left arm and right leg
were broken and a gash several inches long
and very deep was in his forehead. Fral
ich's chest was crushed in, and there was
scarcely a single part of his body that was
not more or less bruised or crushed. The
list of bodies recovered now reaches 12.
The remains of Edgar Caldwell were
taken to Manor, by his father this evening.
Those of Fireman Fralich were shipped to
Altoona by directions of Superintendent
itcairn. The wreck crew is in charge of
E. Pitcairn and Oliver Mowery, of Derry,
and James Smith, of Walls.
Indictments to bo Returned Against Hlra and
Six Others on Saturday Very Strong
Evidence Prodnoed TheMem-
bers of Camp 20,
SriCIAL TELEORAM TO Till TJI3PATCH.1
Chicago, June 27. The grand jury will
finish its work on Saturday, and return in
dictments against not less than seven of the
alleged principals in tbe murder of
Dr. Cronin. This grand jury has guarded
the testimony given before it with jealous
secrecy. Important evidence has been ad
duced and will materialize in something
substantial before Saturday night
It is almost certain that an indictment
will be returned against Alexander Sulli
van. Tne grand jury has come into the
possession of a chain of facts which tends
to prove that Alexander Sullivan
was the arch-conspirator in the plot
The jurors have fought shy of hearsay evi
dence and have endeavored to pin the wit
nesses down to facts which have come under
their observation. Everything indicates
that a squealer has been found and the
chances are that P. O'Snllivan is the man
who has consented to tell what he knows
and thereby save his neck.
The prosecution has the complete list of
members of the Clan-na-Gael Camp 20. For
two days the 60 odd members who made up
this famous group have been climbing up
the stairs of the criminal court build
ing and filing into the jury
room. Many who are positively
known to be members of the camp have
sworn under oath tbat they are not and
never were associated with the notorious
group. Others have revealed the secret
workings of the camp.
LCCRETIA H0RGIA ODTDONE.
A Massacbnsettts Woman Poisons HerHjis
band and Sons for Their Insurance.
rSPECIAL TELEOBAM TO TUX DISPATC1L1
Holyohe, June 27. Mrs. Lizzie Bren
nan is under arrest, charged with killing
her husband and two sons by mixing
arsenio with their food. Thomas Brennan,
the 18-year-old son, died at 3 o'clock this
morning under such peculiar circumstances
that the doctors were led to believe he was
poisoned. They reported the case to Chief
of Police Whitcomb, who examined into
the case this afternoon and secured evi
dence that prompted him to arrest Mrs.
A possible motive for the awful crime
exists. Every member of the Brennan
family was insured for sums varying from a
few hundred dollars to $2,000, each policy
being payable to Mrs. Brennan. Her policy
was made payable to one of her daughters.
H WILL BE LYNCHED.
A Fiend Who Takes Ills Revenge Upon a
rSPXCTAL TELEOBAM TO TIIE DISPATCH.1
Fbanklin, June 27. A fiendish and
cruel crime was committed at Freyburg
during the past two evenings. Some un
known fiend entered the stable of W. A.
McKissack, a prominent farmer, and cut off
four inches of the tongue of a valuable
blooded colt The colt was not killed, and
this morning Mr. McKissack entered his
barn to look at it, when he found that dur
ing the night the miscreant had returned
and cut on his ears close to the head.
The animal was almost dead from loss of
blood, and was killed. The entire neighbor
hood is searching for the man who com
mitted the outrage, and declare, if discov
ered, they will lynch him.
ELECTRICITY. WILL KILL.
Edward Qnlnn Comes In Contact With a
Line Wire and Dies. ,
I6PECIAL TILEOBAM To TBI DISPATCH.
New Yobk, June 27. Edward Qulnn,
foreman of the dynamo room in the Brush
Electric Light factory, was killed last
night by a charge of electricity from a live
wire. He had got np with his head among
a net work ofinsulated wires. He had been
there only a minute or so when he uttered
a groan and fell to the floor.
There were burns on his hands and the
imprint of a wire deep enough to sink a lead
pencil io, on the right side of his face just
at the base of the brain. His heart ceased
to beat within ten minutes after he fell.
A MODERN SIEGE.
St Louis Gamblers Threaten to Storm the
St. Louis. June 27. The police still
hold the gambling outfits captured in4he
big raid, despite the threats of the constabu
lary to storm the Central police station and
recover the implements by force.
The latest move made by the gamblers'
attorneys is to threaten the arrest of Vice
President Overall, of the Police Board,
Chief Huebler and others on the charge of
resisting a constable's process. The gam
bling utensils are guarded by a squad of
police day and night
Ready to Investigate.
rSPXCUX, TELEGRAM TO IDS DIr ATCH.1
Habbisbubg, Jnne 2J. The commission
appointed by the Legislature to inquire into
the management of the charitable and cor
rectional institutions of the State for the
purpose of arriving at a feasible and uniform
business system organized "hereto-day by
electing Senator Beyburn President, and
Representative Walk, ot Philadelphia, Sec
retary. The Legislature appropriated
$15,000 to pay the expenses of the commis
. . y. Tfc
f ". v
ANY ONE CAN MAKE MONEY
Who ha a good article to sell, and who adver
Use vigorously and liberally. Advertising la
truly the life of trade. All enterprising and
"judicious advertisers succeed.
P 1WN NR (itf KhriHRM
MIA1A1IU VA. O.KXJJL VJ-fciLL
vfc "tSays the Civil Service Law
COMMISSION WILL VISIT
All the Important Offices in the Country
ONE SMART POSTMASTER WAS FOUND.
Tie Fourth-Class Olflets Should be Talen Ont
, Practical Politics.
Civil Service Commissioner Boosevelt
pledges himself to enforce the law in tbe
most rigid manner. -Every effort is to be
made to place the classified service upon a
strictly non-partisan basis. For this pur
pose frequent inspections will be instituted.
Mr. Boosevelt favors the extension of tha
law even to the fourth-class postoffices.
rsrECIAL TILSCBAM TO THX DISPATCH."
Washington, June 27. Civil Service)
Commissioner Boosevelt, referring to-day to
the Western trip of the commissioners, said:
"At Chicago we were particularly well
pleased with the spirit of the new post
master, Colonel Sexton. We realize that ha
has a difficult task before him, for the last
administration of that postoffice hasn't been
what it ought to be. But Colonel Sexton
showed himself to be a wide-awake, vigor
ous man, who not only is going to make a
good postmaster, but has every intention of
finding out what the civil service law is and
obeying it in spirit and letter.
At Cincinnati we believe that the post
master is guided by the civil service law,
and at Indianapolis we have no doubt that
the postoffice will profit by our visit, and
will hereafter be conducted in strict con
formity with that law. At Grand Bapids,
Mich., we simply started the system, the
office having only just come into tbe classi
fied service. In Milwaukee we found the
condition of affairs very unsatisfactory.
A R1XAET FOSTMASTEB.
"Mr. Paul, the Postmaster, so far as wa
can find out, is one of those men who thinks
that he can do better than the law, and the
course that he has pursued is the exact
course, which, if we did not interfere, would
bring the whole civil service law into utter
disrepute. We made the very strongest re
port that that we conld short of askinz for
his immediate removal.
"We did not ask for his removal, because
he informed us, or at least he informed
Governor Thompson in my absence, that his
term was already out, that he was, in his
own words, 'hanging on till his successor
should be appointed.' From time to time,
as we get the opportunity, we intend to visit
all the important postoffices and custom
houses of the country where the law ap
plies, bnt there is so much work fo do at
Washington tbat we can only make com
paratively short trips.
"We feel fully convinced that the great
est service we can render the cause of Civil
Service reform is to make it evident that the
law is. to be honestly enforced, and that
there is no back door by which it can be
evaded. We have been pntting. up the bars
at a pretty lively rate so far, and I think
people are now beginning to understand that
the commission means business.
- TO BE BIGIDLT ENFOKCED.
Bather than see the law evaded, I prefer
to see jio law at all. I believe that nothing
wonld help American political life so much
as tchave this law not only rigidly enforced,
but extended so as to take in as far as pos
sible the entire body of public service in the
"Not the fourth class postoffices?"
"If I could get at them I would take in
the fourth-class postmasters, too. I think
that at present there are more Congressmen
who keep in power because they know how
to manipulate fourth-class postoffices than
because they render good service to the
country, and when you see a Congressman
from a country district denouncing the
civil service reform law you may conclude
thatthat man devotes his time to peddling
patronage and not his talents and energies
to the service ot the republic."
MORE HONORS FOR PHELPSr
He Is Being Treated as a Social Lion at the
Washington, June 27. William Wal
ter Phelps, the newly appointed Minister to
Germany, is receiving a series of social
honors before he leaves Washington as
gratifying in their way as the official honor
conferred by his appointment. Last night
he was entertained at dinner by Congress
man Hitt, where he met Secretary Blaine
and representatives of the diplomatic ser
vice in Washington. This morning, in
company with Secretary Blaine, he break
fasted informally at the White House with
MCOIED TO HER DEATH.
A Yonng Woman Foand Mnrdered Upon si
St. Louis Driveway.
rSFICIAL TXXXOBAJC TO THS DISPATCB.J
St. Louis, June 27. A mnrder that re
sembles in many features the Chicago boule
vard mystery of a year ago, was committed
on a popular driveway this morning.
The victim is Anna Weiss, a young
girl from Jefferson City, Mo., and the evi
dence indicates that she was lured to this
city, taken out for a drive and murdered.
At 5 A. X a lamp lighter, while ex
tinguishing the lights on Union ave
nue, discovered thn body of Miss
Weiss, half-concealed in the tall
grass by the roadside. He saw a stream of
blood trickling from the nose and observed
that the dress was half torn from the body.
The police were summoned and they made
examination of the body and the surround
ings. The neck was swollen and discolored, and
the condition of the clothing showed that
there had been a desperate struggle. A
small satchel, containing a pocket book and
some underwear, was found in the grass,
while about twenty feet away a silk um
brella with the word "Anna" engraved on
it was picked up.
A LEGAL FICTION
Because a Man Commits Suicide HeisAe
Quitted of Murder.
tSriCTAL TELEOBAM TO TUX DISPATCH.1
Philadelphia,', June 27. A rather
queer legal fiction was enacted in the Court
of Oyer and Terminer to-day when District
Attorney Graham submitted the bill charg
ing George McCann with having murdered
his wife, Maggie, and a verdict of not guilty
McCann is the man who chopped his
wife to death with a hatchet and afterward
committed suicide in his cell at Moyamen
A New Point oa ProhAHIea.
Topeka, Kan., June 27. A ease was
appealed to the Supreme Court to-day un
der Kansas prohibitory law which is likely
to become famous inasmuch as it is the first
case involving the legality of the sale of
liauor in the orizinsl packaze. The one.
tion involves an entirely new phase of tk , '
prowBitoxj uw ia uus. osate. sy