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VOL. XXIV.-NO. 42.
BOLIVAK, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1889.
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THE WORLD AT LARGE.
Summary of the Dally News.
A cablegram has been received at the
Argentine legation in Washington stating
that a treaty has been signed by the Gov
ernments of Bolivia and the Argentine
P.epubllc, by which the differences be
tween the two countries in regard to the
boundary line between them bad been
satisfactorily adjusted. Several times
during the past few years war was im
minent between these twoSouth American
republics over the boundary lino dispute.
Amonu the early callers on the President
on the Stflh were Senators Plumb and
Manderson and Congressmen Kinsoy, of
Missouri, and Anderson, of Kansas. Later
the President jravo a special reception to
the members of the S vvedenborgian con
ference. A sr.CRKT meeting of about eighty rep
resentative Republicans from all sections
of Virginia who are opposed to General
Mahone contrellingthe Federal patronage
of the (State was held at the Lbbilt House,
Washington, the other night, and dis
cussed at length th situation.
(Secretary Ihacy has received a cable
gram from Admiral Kiruherly dated May
'11 stating that tho natives of Samoa were
disbanding anil that pence is now as
ADJL'TAST-fK.NERAIj Drum having
reached tiifl age of sixty-four years has
been formally retired from active service
in the army. General Kelton, who has
been.Assistont Adjutant-General, will act
as Adjutant-Geuorul until an appoint
ment is made to fill the ofllce.
Secrrtaiies Win dom and Noble both
left Washington 0:1 the '2'Hh the former
for Mew York and the latter for Philadel
phia. Joiix B. Cotton-, of Lewlston, Me., ap
pointed Assistant Attorney-General, will
have chargo of nil Government business
before the Court of Claims.
TllK President hri nppointed Orlow W.
Chipmctn, of lSiiighauiptou, X Y., Solic-tor-General.
Beports to the General Laud-otlice
show twenty-six town sites entered in
The widow of General Sheridan, who
has been ill in Washington recently, is
Secretary Windom has affirmed the
decision of the Collector of Customs at
Nev York, nisessin duty at the rate of
;t.'e per pound and per cent, ad valorem
on recent impoi ta; ions of so-caJled
worsted con tings, suitings, etc., ued in the
manufacture of men's and boys' clothing.
Admiral (ki:h u'.ut. who has relumed
to Washington from Hayti, reports to
the Navy Department that he does not
think there is any truth in the rumor of a
treaty between Trance nnd Legitime,
though he thinks it probable that Legl
time's representative in Paris has pro
posed such a treaty.
Tlltt President's granddaughter, Mary
Lodge McKee, m christened rec-jntly at
the White Houte by her grandfather, Raiv.
Dr. Scott, in the presence of the family
and members of tli Cabinet.
A commission has been appointed by
Postmaster-General Wanamakor to in
vestigate the condition nnd needs of the
New York City pot-c(Ileo.
Tiitc new Rhode Island Legislature con
vened on the 2Nth. .
By n collision between freight trains
near Hull, Conn., the other morning two
men were killed and two badly injured
nnd both engines and several cars were
destroyed. Disobedience of orders was
Tub creditors of C. L. nnd L. T. Frye,
5-h 00 manufacturers of B ston, have re
fused to accept sixty-live cents on the
dollar, and propose to wind up the affairs
of the firm.
Ex-Presidknt Cleveland was the
guest and iinole a notable speech on the
prospects of the Democracy at the ban
quet of the Young Men' Democratic Club
at the Fifth Avenue Hotel on the night of
Killing frosts are reported in several
counties in Central New York. The dam
age was espt c nliy great In the vineyards
and truck farms.
Kx-U.mted States Senator K. 1L Kol
i.I.nh, of New Hampshire, has had another
paralytic stroke arid is very low.
Sa Mi-El. Johnson, who murdered John
Sharpies, of Delaware County, Pa., and
was to btj hanged, has had his sentence
commuted to imprisonment for life.
Thk coroner's juiy at New York investi
gating tho cause of the death of Irving
lUshop rendered a verdict that Bishop
died while in a state of coma, nnd that
lira. Irwin, Feiguson and Hunce acted in
good f lilh in the performance of an
Bkv. Mb. Hooi-kr, of tho Reformed
Church of America, was deposed receutly
in New York for lying and contumacy.
Extenuating circumstances were not ad
mit tod. . -
Pullman has entered new suits against
the Wagner Company on the vestibule
Bkv. William L. Gage, who was said
to reside nt Hartford, Conn., jumped from
a fourth storv window of the Orthopedic
Hospital nt Philadelphia the other morn
i rig and died a few hours later from his
injuries. He came to the hospital for
treatment for insomnia.
By a small cyclone near Qulncy, 111.,
the other day several houses and barns
were unroofed and almost every monu
mout in the cemetery was demolished.
No lives were lost.
A MMit.K tax party has been formed ia
South Dakota to urge the incorporation of
single tax principles in the coining State
All tho ore handlers at Marquette,
M.ch., have struck for higher wages.
Trouble was anticipated.
Dispatches from all parts of California
regarding the crop prospects show that
grain, fruit nnd grape will be the best
known in years.
Petjcr It Mc I.kod, dealer In engineers'
and machinists' supplies, Chicago, has
made an assignment with JM.OtX) liabilities.
Hoth houses of the I linois Legislature
have passed a law tuuking it criminal to
sell, lend or givo nwny disreputable son
Bat ioual papers and book.
John Grass, of S anding Rock, the lead
ing chief if the Sioux Nat inn, and Wbite
Swan, principal chief at Cheyenne, were
ia Pierre thj otlisr day. They conversed
freely about the Sioux bill, saying that it
would be ratified. Only one objection
was raised, because I ht bill did not give
the Nation the south bank of the Cheyenne
river, but the Iiwl ans will sign, as the bill
provides for the pay meat of cash and they
want itioney more than laud.
Tub Illinois House h passed the Sen
ate bill to restrict the circulation of cer
tain "flash" paers. It makes it un
lawful to ssll, lend or give away, or
otherwise distribute to any minor any
book, magatine, pamphlet or newspaper
devoted to the publication of, or princi
pally made up of, criminal news, police
tports or accounts of criminal deeds or
;,i43l"ciui",. ond stone of deeds of bloodsbwd
The Af!ystona pi an 1 stee! woiis
near CiactnuaM hae.ees i-:!.yt .'by
ft re. Less $7.vt0O. '
T w." Canadian blood Indians onncrr.ed
in a r-'-ent raid into Montana, wiiwi thv
murdf red two tiros Yenti e Indians, have
been arrested in Manitoba and will be
sent to Motitaua for trial
JoriN 1-art, a hevy grain buyer of
S.-hooicrm", Mich., has fa'led for about
P75.W3. Kit. aactts fire srjad, Ea4 tpecue
SaUC!) ws tie cu.'.
BcffixOTO!T' wheel works near Bur
lington, Iowa, were destroyed by lire.
E. W. Voigh's big brewery in Detroit,
Mich., has been 6old to an English syndi
cate for $1,000,000, of which $590. 000 is in
The most disastrous frost of the season
visited Southwestern Michigan the other
night, doing immense damage to early
vegetables and small fruits and even corn
Nathan Corwith, one of the most widely
known citizans of Chicago, died recently.
Mr. Corwith bad at one time accumulated
about f 1,500,000 and retired from business.
Last July his son, Gurdon Corwitb, a
metal broker of New York, persuaded his
father to embark bis means in an effort to
corner the lead market, but the attempt
failed and Mr. Corwith lost every dollar
of his fortune.
Thk Southern Inter-State Railway As
sociation completed its work at St. Louis
on the 3Dtb and adjourned. The West
ern classification sheet will hereafter gov
ern the Southern Association.
Mrs. Mollik Corwin, ot Sbelbyville,
IikL, was recently granted a divorce from
her seventh husband.
Thk racehorse Saratoga and its jockey,
Knoch Turner, were both killed by an ac
cident at the West Side park, Chicago, re
cently. Dr. II. L. Moody, said to be one of the
shrewdest forgers in the country, was ar
rested in Chicago recently after a chase
all over the United States, lasting over a
Chief Justice and Mrs. Fuller returned
to Chicago on the 30ta f r the first time
since their departure to Washington.
An organized band of masked men
from Mariuotte, Wis., have raided a noto
torious pinery dive at Peshtigo, wounded
the watchmen, drove out the inmates at
the muzzles of guns and burned the prem
ises to the ground.
Rosenbacm & Co , wholesale druggists
of Cincinnati, have disappeared. They
had been buying on credit and selling for
cash for less than cost.
Settlers near Nordeu, Keya Paha
County, Neb., were arriving at that town
recently for protection on account of a
great Indian scare. The score was due
probably to a false report from the Pine
R dge ngency of an Indian outbreak there.
A telegram from Mount Auburn, Iowo,
gives brief particulars of a Whitecap out
rage near there in which a number of per
sons were fatally injured. The victim
was a farmer and his barn was turned
down. Being driven out by the flumes he
defended himself with a pitchfork, wound
ing several Whitecaps.
McGariolk, the boodler, recently re
turned to Chicago and gave himself up,
when ho was fined $1,000 and costs.
A fierce gale raged in the lakes on the
night of the 30th the wiud reaching a ve
locity of forty miles an hour at Chicago,
forty-two at Milwaukee aud thirty-eight
ht Green Bay. Much damage was done to
shipping, but no lives were lost.
The Chicago Board of Trade shut off
quotations to 500 regular correspondents
on the 1st.
Among a number of threatening letters
found ii Dr. Cronin'j ( ffucts was one
signed "The Committer of Seven ct the
Kate Kane, the C hicago lady attorney,
distinguished herself the other day by
t hrashing a newspnper reporter. She was
in Justice Wallace's court room and no
ticed two reporters conversing. She im
agined the heard one of them, Frank
Allen, make a-i insulting remark about
her. Firmly grasping her umbrella she
vigorously belabored him with it
There were eight inches of snow on the
ground in North Dakota on the morning
of May 31.
The six-year-old son of Thomas
Hughes, of Altoonn, lown, tied a cow rope
about his body the other day and started
to head the cow to water. The cow became
frightened and the boy was dragged to
Eleven business houses in Dublin, Ga.,
were destroyed by tire the other day,
causing J40.000 loss.
The carpenters of Little Rock, Ark.,
have struck for nine hours' work at the
old wages. All the planing and lumber
mills are closed.
Governor Eagle has appointed T. E.
Haskins, of Forest City, sheriff of St.
Francis County, Ark., until an election
can be held. This, it is believed, will end
all trouble in that county.
Thomas McGetchkx, who skipped from
Baltimore with $so,oOJ of the funds of the
Baltimore Unlimited Oil Company, has
been caught at Tavares, Fla.
The jury to try T. B. McDow for the
murder of Editor Dawson, of Charleston,
S. C, has been drawn. Friends ot the
murdered man say tho jury box has been
tampered with owing to the great propor
tion of colored men in the panel.
An unknown tramp, who was stealing a
ride on nil enstbound freight train of the
Memphis & Charleston railroad the other
night, was set upon and beaten by two
negro brakemen and shot by the con
ductor, Ed Ham. The dead bod; was then
thrown on the track near Iuka, Miss., and
not discovered until it had been run over
by the enstbound passenger train.
FlRK In Alexandria, Vs., recently de
stroyed the tannery of C. C Smoot &i
Sous, tho largest in the South.
The drought In Louisiana and Missis
sippi has been broken by good rains.
A cyclone from the west struck Dan
ville, Vs., on the 30th mid demolished a
six-story building. Bobert Britt, James
Young. G. J. Jones, Bud Hooper and D.
W. Biler were buried in the ruius and
were subsequeutl v taken out dead. Harry
Oak was rescued alive, but died in a few
moments. Six others were fatally injured.
A Tornado fathered on the mountain
side near Hagerstown, Mil, on the S)tb
and destroyed several cottages and swept
up the valley of the Potomac, carrying
away a number of houses, barns and
churches. Ten poisons were reported
A cyclone swept through a portion of
the valley at Marlinsburg, W. Vs., on the
3)1 h. At Falling Waters the barn of John
W. Crlswell was blow n down. The killed
were: J. E. Powell, a pumpmaker, and J.
Robert Farris was killed and three
other men seriously injured by the explo
sion of a phining mill boiler in Craighead
County, Ark., tho other day.
The Pecos (Tex) and Seven rivers
United States' mail hack was robbed by
two masked men recently. H- much
money was obtained or who the robbers
were was not known.
Dr. P. S. Moore, who was Surgeon
General of the Confederate States, died
suddeuly in Richmond, Vs., recently.
Chairman Walker, of the Inter-State
Railway Association, has decided that one
railroad can not give free transportation
of household goods to the employe of an
other road when two States are included
within the entire trip.
Ir is reported in Loudon that the people
of the island of Crete have declared in
favor of annexation to Greece.
Presu knt Diax on the 27th officially
received Minister Ryan. There was a
large concourse and the usual speeches.
General Bragg, the retiring Minister, left
the same nig'it.
THE lata Count Tolstoi's proposed re
forms have ben finally elaborated and
will be Said hr'cre the court of the empire
with a view to their promulgation. The
M 'jrne will be tried tu six of tne Russian
A dvicbs st&ia that a grat conflagra
tion has ui'iurrtil at Padua jace, Ualicia,
and that frH houses have two destroyed
together tvult a Xhurc.h aud synagogue.
Me.ny Uv frr Wpn'U 1 to L'av fcea
tstt wh:: battling Vl h C f.s.m,
Minister Robert T. Lincoln and wife
were received by the Prince and Princess
of Wales at the Marlborough. House, Lon
don, on the 27th.
The discovery of plots against the life
of the Czar are of almost daily occur
rences. The Russian police have discov
ered numerous societies with ramifications
all over the continent whose sole purpose
seems to be the murder of the Russian
The seditiom priests of Guanajuato,
Mexico, will be expelled aud not shot, as
The Canadian Government does not an
ticipate trouble with the United States
over the jurisdiction of Alaska waters.
Cardinal Gibbons has expressed him
self as decidedly opposed to prohibition
but In favor of high license.
A report that the assembly of Creta
had voted in favor of the annexation of
the island of Greece is oflicially denied.
The report that the British fleet has
been ordered to the Bearing sea was a
The Belgian Chamber of Representa
tives has voted confidence 78 to 32 in
favor of the ministry.
It was recently rumored that the Mexi
can Congress, in secret session, was dis
cussing the question of ceding Lower
California to the United States. It was
believed, however, that the rumor wai
merely a stratagem of the Conservatives.
Many lives were lost aud an enormous
amount of property destroyed by a ter
rific hurricane, which prevailed for four
days on the Australian coast.
Ten thousand people have been rendered
homeless by a terrible connagation at Yo
The London Jockey Club has warned
Lord James Douglcs3 off the Newmarket
course for delaulting in bets.
A banquet in honor of Mr. Ryan, the
United States Minister, was given in the
City of Mexico on the 33th. Minister
Ryan responded to the toast, "The Presi
dent of the United States." His speech
was vigorously applauded.
The action of tha Chicago, Burlington &
Northern in reducing freight rates to the
basis of 89 cents a hundred pounds from
Chicago to St. Paul on traffic originating
east of Chicago will be met by all the
other St. Paul lines except the Rock
In the British House of Commons Sir
James Ferguson, Parliamentary Secretary
to the Home Oilice, denied the reports
from Victoi ia, British Columbia, that three
men-of-war in the Pacific had been or
dered to proceed to the Behriug sea to pro
tect British sealing vessels from inter
ference by American men-of-war.
Decoration day was duly observed on
the 30th. The occas.on was 6eizod upon
by politicians, somewhat more than usual,
to elaborate their principles. The prin
cipal features were visits to Grant's tomb
at New York and the Sheridan monument
at Washington. In the South, Confeder
ate and Federal grnves were decoiated
alike. President Harrison atteudad the
parade at New York.
One hundred arrests have been made at
Belgrade in connection with the recent
Prince Alois Schwarznburo and a
Lieutenant of hussars fi. light a duel near
Vienna recently. The former was mortal
A heavy storm of rain and hail visited
Huajutla, Mexico, on the 30lh. The town
was inundated and almost entirely de
stroyed. Many lives were lost. The de
struction of cattle and other property was
Vizitelli, the well known bookseller of
London, has been sentenced to three
months' imprisonment for publishing
Severe storms have caused great dam
age in France and China. Many lives
have been lost.
Lord Salisbury, replying to a deputa
tion iu favor of a bi-metallic standard
of currency, said he did not think a
parliamentary decree would settle the
question but the opinion of the people,
founded on business interests, must decide
it. He hoped that the coming congress at
Paris would be really an international
one. The firl decision would depend on
how far the nations would co-operate.
This manager and assistant of the Bally
mena estates (Ireland) were assassinated
recently in the public road. Ballymenais
twenty milos north of Belfast in a strongly
A message has been received in London
from General Hippolyte, the insurgent
leader in Hayti, saying that he has de
feated Presi lent L'git in-3, captured Port
au Prince and proclaimed himself Provis
There was a cave-in nt the Beverly Hill
mines, at Hanley, England, recently, en
tombing 100 miners.
The Rock Island has given notice that
it would lUHet the rates of the Chicago,
Burlington & Northern between Chicago
and SU Paul.
The Ftate Board of Railroad Assessors o
Tcuuessoj met on the 1st and organized by
the elect ion of Reese K. Henderson, of Mur
freesboro, as president and W. V. Williams,
of Milan, as secretary.
Carter B. Harrison, of Murfreesboro,
a brother of President Harrison, who was
recently appointed United States Marshal
for the Middle Districtof Tennessee, On the
1st took the oath of office. Mr. Harrison's
bond for $20,000 was signed by eight Demo
crats and one Republican.
Commissioner Hord, of the Tennessee
State Bureau of Agriculture, in his May
crop report states that cotton, epecially in
the Western division, is in bad condition.
Mrs. Catharine Schmidt, of Wichita,
Kas., was, on the 1st, found guilty of sell
iog three glasses of beer, aud was sen
tenced to three months in the county jail
and fined i'.VM). This is the first instance
in the State where a woman has been sent
to jail for violating the prohibition law.
Tiie Hon. E. Barksdale, candidate for
Governor of Mississippi, haa withdrawn.
Snow fell to the depth of six inches at
Benton Harbor, Mich., ou the 31st.
While Epbriam Kassner was returning
to his home near Corydon, Ind., on the
80th, lightning struck his wagon in which
w ere seated live persons besides himself,
instantly killing his wife aud so shocking
a lady named Cliue that she has become
1Ioi.lt Springs, Miss., is now a dry
town. The last regular saloon, also a
wholesale liquor house, closed on the night
of the 31st at 12 o'clock.
There was quite a heavy frost at Co
lumbus, Miss., on the 31st, though not
enough to do any serious damage. This is
the latest that frost has ever been known
there. The thermometer went down to 35
Mr. Thomas Pace, the proprietor of a
large sawmill Dear Newbern, Tenn., was
struck iu the face on the 3i)Lh by a piece of
timber that caught in the saw and severely
and probably fatally injured.
There was a great storm in the section
surrouuding Harrisonburg, Va., on the
31st. The wind blew a perfect hurricane.
Wheat was blown down, trees uprooted,
houses uuroofed au i fences laid low. The
damuge is great.
At New Orleans ou tha 31st Judges
Pardee and Billings, of the United States
Circuit Court, decided the drainage war
rant case, involving $1,200,000, in favor of
Dispatch ks from Oklahoma report the
finding of rich iron mines a short distance
from Guthrie. The ore is said to be very
fine, and probably contaiui C5 per cent, of
Deluga in tho Conemaugh. an Kls
klminetas Valleys in
Towns Swept Away and the People
Hurried to Death on the Breast
of the Dreadful Rueh
A Tale of Death and Instruction that
Slakes One Stand aghait in Con
templating Its Fearful
Johnstown, Pa., Washed Away by a Flood.
Pittsburgh, Pa., June 1. A Greens
burg (Pn.) special to the Times says:
Tha banks of the Conemaugh river are
overflowed for miles, and the whole coun
try is deluged with water. The Pennsyl
vania railroad all along the river from
Johnstown to New Florence 13 washed
away, and travel is entirely suspended.
At Sang Hollow, the operator in one ef
the railroad towers counted eighty-seven
dead bodies floating down the river on
tho driftwood. The river rose so rapidly
that all the operators in the towers be
tween Sang Hollow and New Florence
had to flee for their lives. Ths bridges
at New Florence, on the Pennsylvania
railroad, and Cokelown, on the West
Pennsylvania, were carried away.
Houses, furniture, etc., are being carried
down the river. The latest report is that
Johnstown is entirely submerged, and
the roofs of but two houses are visible
while it is still raining and the river ris
ing at a very rapid rate. The cause of
the flood is attributed to the bursting of
a water-spout and the breaking ot the
South Fork reservoir which covers an
area of one square mile and has had
twenty foet of water in it.
The latest news is that Johnstown is
Destruction and Loss of Life Along tbe
Pittsburgh, Pa., Junel. Reports from
along the Kiskiminetas river, into which
the Conemaugh empties, are most dis
tressing. The river near Saltsburg is
filled with wreckage, and a number of
persons were noticed clinging to such
timbers as would bear their weight.
At Blairsville men are stationed on the
bridges and banks in the hope of rescu
ing some of those who are being carried
down the stream. The volume of water
is unprecedented. The iron bridge con
necting Blairsville with Blairsville Inter
section has been carried away, and with
it a train of heavily-loaded cars standing
upon the bridge to hold it in place. This
was the largest and strongest bridge on
the West Pennsylvania road. It is
thought that all of the West Pennsyl
vania railroad bridges will share a sim
All of the towns in the Kiskiminetas
valley are expected to be submerged.
Among them are Livermore, Saltsburg,
Apollo, Leechburg and Avenmore, hav
ing populations of from eight to ten thou
sand each. The inhabitants along the
river liave been warned, but are almost
panic-stricken at the idea of their great
loss of property, which is inevitable.
Later reports from Coketown are to the
effect that the entire town is submerged,
and a number of lives have been lost at
Fifteen Handred Lives Lost In the Val
lei of the CoDmau(h.
Bolivar, Pa., June 1. The water is
higher here than was ever known, and
two-story houses, .barns, stables, whole
forests of trees, out-houses, smoke
houses, railroad bridges, county bridges,
rafts, inverted skiffs and driftwood by the
score, from all of which imploring hands
were held out to those on the banks, will
ing, but impotent to help, have floated
down the swollen torrent of the Cone
maugh. Information received is meager,
but for the most part accurate.
At Lockport, two miles east, more than
twenty people have been taken from the
flood. The first great rush of water
reached here at seven o'clock last even
ing. This came from the bursted dam
above Johnstown. It came like a frenzied
whirlpool, and before the people could
realize it they were in its grasp. Fortun
ately, the people living on the low -lying
ground escaped. At halt-past seven
o'clock a great pile of drift wood was
swept along, and from it shriek upon
shriek for "help, help for God's sake,"
came. The horrified spectators on the
shore saw three women, to one of whom
were clinging two children, neither of
whom was apparently more than an in
fant. The rapidity of the current and the
position of the raft on the stream, to
gether with the lack of facilities for res
cuing, precluded the possibility of even
thinking of the matter, and the raft
passed out of sight, the screams of the
women and children blending in their
pleadings for aid long after the raft was
around the bend.
The stream then became thickly strewn
with men, women and children, clinging
tn all sorts of temporary means of salva
tion, and two men and a woman clung
madly to the tops of huge trees, the men
emulating the females in their shrieks for
help that it was not possible to give.
Just at dark a lad was noticed clinging
to a log. James Curry secured a long
line and ran to the river bank. The noose
of the lasso fell over the boy's neck and
shoulders, and a moment later the
drenced, poverty-stricken little fellow
was hauled to the bank. He was soon re
stored, and stated that his name was Ed
ward Harsten, thirteen years of age.. He
had lived with his father and grandfather
and mother in Cambria City, a part of
Johnstown. At four o'clock their home
had been caught in the volume of water
let loose by the bursting of the dam.
They had all climbed upon a mass of
driftwood, and were carried along. Their
raft went to pieces against a bridge pier,
and he had not seeu his relatives since,
but thought they were downed.
A man rescued in the river here who
was swept away from Johnstown says
positively that no less than fifteen hun
dred lives are probably lost in the valley
of the Conemaugh. This point is twenty
miles below Johnstown, and the work of
rescuing men, women and children
sweeping down tbe river has been stead
ily forwarded all night.
Mr. Rhoades, agent at Blairsville In
tersection, saw a woman floating by on
the roof of & house. With arms out
stretched, she called In the most piteous
tones to save her. " "Oh, my Godl' she
cried, 'save, save, save me:' I caught the
name of Lucy above the roar of the flood.
Just ahead of the house we could plainly
see a cradle floating with a babe in it.
The child seemed to be sleeping, but more
than likely was dead."
A little after two o'clock an engineer of
the Pennsylvania railroad saw three men
drown at the railroad bridge in Johns
town. At that time the water was fully
fifty feet deep.
Graphic Story of the Disaster.
Pittsbcbgh, Pa., June 1. S. J. Herron,
solicitor for the Times, left Johnstown at
two o'clock yesterday afternoon and has
just arrived in this city. Mr. Herron tells
a graphic story of the disaster that fell
on the mountain city. All of Thursday
afternoon and night raia poured down in
a deluge. The little mountain streams
swelled into torrents, pouring their
waters into the Conemaugh river, that
passes directly through the center of the
citv. Soon the banks of the river over
flowed, and ths streets through the city
legaa to disappear Isneath the rapidly
ir.creats.g c arrest. Hoas-es azvd bridges
fita atOTa t-e city were swept away tj
the flood, and added largely to the dam
age further down. The water rose so
rapidly that many people could not es
cape from their homes, and ran to the
upper stories, from which they were res
cued by men riding horses and mules.
The scenes of rescue were most thrill
ing. Joseph Ross, a teamster, had
in charge a pair of mules. He
mounted one of them to aid some people.
The mule fell into an excavation carry
ing Ross with it and he was drowned.
Wljen I left It looked as if one thousand
people were homeless. They were gath
ered on the mountain sides looking sadly
at their homes buried in the water. The
Cambria Iron -works were flooded, throw
ing two thousand men out of employment,
besides entailing a vast amount f dam
age to the milL The sweeping away of
four or five large bridges added
greatly to the horror of the scene.
Twelve carloads of iron were run out
onto the Cambria bridge in an attempt to
save that structure. The waters gath
ered strength, and swept bridges, oars
and iron away as- if they were straws.
But one bridge remains, and it is badly
damaged. Lumber was swept down with
the fliod ja vast quantities. It is esti
mated that one million or more feet
passed through the town yesterday morn
ing. The railroad depots were thronged
with victims of the flood, who were res
cued in skiffs. Piauo boxes and rafts
were used for this purpose. All the
trains on the Pennsylvaniaand Baltimore
& Ohio railroads are discontinued, the
tracks being submerged for miles.
At two o'clock the water was still ris
ing, and the people were panic-stricken.
There is no doubt but that the loss of life
will be heavy. Three citizens of Pitts
burgh are known to have been drowned.
They occupied a house just below the
dam, a short distance above Johnstown.
They were Thomas Fallon, Jamos Tight
and a telegraph operator, name unknown.
Pittsburgh. Pa., June 1. W. N. Hayes,
supervisor of the station of the Pennsyl
vania railroad covered by the fl ood, tele
graphed at fen o'clock last night to Su
perintendent Pitcairn as follows: "The
destruction is terrible. The dump at
Johnstown is gone between the bridge
and tower. West of Johnstown at some
points the tracks are entirely carried
away, and road-bed gone. The river for
three-quarters of a mile above the bridge
is filled with buildings and driftwood,
forty feet high, and is on fire burning
furiously, and is entirely beyond control.
I can not estimate the amount of damage.
I walked over last night from Johnstown
to Sang Hollow (four miles). Johnstown
is litorally wiped out.
Superintendent Pitcairn, who is at New
Florence, 6ixty-five miles east of Pitts
burgh, telegraphs that over one hund red
men, women and children passed Sang
Hollow clinging to debris. Seven were
rescued at Sang Hollow, two at Cone
maugh Furnace and two at New Flor
ence. Only forty-seven of the one hun
dred and over passed New V lorence. The
loss of life and property will be terrible.
Like a Tidal Wave.
Braddock, Pa., June 1. Telegraph
wires are down or unworkable twelve
miles from Johnstown. News received
here by the Pennsylvania railroad offi
cials corroborates the statements that
Johnstown is nearly wiped out. The sig
nal tower people at Sand Pillow state
that up to eight o'clock they had counted
119 persons floating past on wreckage,
some alive and some dead. They res
cued a boy, name unknown, who said he
and his father, mother, brother and two
sisters were swept away with their house.
He was washed off from the building,
but the others were in it when it was car
ried over the new stone railroad bridge at
Johnstown. The house went to pieces
then, and he thinks all were drowned.
The alarm of danger seems to have
reached Johnstown about 1 p. m. Tbe
railroad officials at once began carrying
people out of town, some ou regular
trains, others on hastily-improvised spe
cials. Superintendent Pitcairn hap
pened to be in the vicinity and took
charge of the work. The water finally
came down like a tidal wave, sweeping
everything before it.
On the West Branch of the Sosqne
bunna. Willi amsport, Pa., May 31. The big
gest flood since the memorable one of
1863 is now in progress on the west
branch of the Susquehanna river. Much
damage is reported from points north of
here, but communication of all kinds is
interfered with. Land-slides are report
ed all along the Pennsylvania road north
At Clearfield the water is rising at the
rate of one and a half feet per hour. A
half-dozen bridges have been swept
away and the streets of tho town are
overflowed. The people are going about
in boats. The booms at Caledonia and
Curwensville have broken, and it is
feared that the Lock Haven boom will
break before morning and that the Will
iamsport boom can not stand the strain
if this occurs.
Logs valued $5,000,000 depend on the
Williamsport boom holding. The river
will be twenty feet above low-water
mark before morning. The rain is fall
ing in torrents.
Driven to the Upper Stories.
Bradford, Pa., May 31. The heavy
rains of last night and this morning have
swollen Lima creek (east and west
branches), into rivers. Several streets
are under water. People living on Hilton
street were compeled to move their ef
fects to the upper stories. The tracks of
the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh rail
way are flooded with a foot and a half of
water, and all trains south have been
abandoned. No trains on the Western
New York & Pennsylvania road hay ar
rived or left this afternoon. This even
ing the water was falling slightly, but
the rain continues and may cause further
Two Hundred Dead Bodies Counted.
Pittsburgh, Pa., June 1. Pennsyl
vania railroad officials ia Pittsburgh
state that they have advices that over two
hundred dead bodies have been counted
floating down stream at Johnstown alone,
while all along the line many additional
lives have been lost. Johnstown is de
scribed as wholly submerged, only two
houses being entirely above the water
A special train has left Pittsburgh with
Pennsylvania railroad officials, newspa
per men and telegraph operators on
board. A telegraph o fflce will be opened
at the nearest available point to Johns
town. Along; tho Juniata.
Pittsburgh, Pa., June 1. A special
from Tyrone, Pa., says the Juniata has
overflowed its banks at this place and
flooded the southern portion of the city,
causing great damage. People had to be
removed from their homes in wagons.
All of the railroads centering at Tyrone
are greatly damaged. One man is re
ported drowned. A dispatch from Clear
field says that two yocng ladies wer
drowned there while endeavoring to es
cape from the flooded district.
StragrS'lns; for Tbotr Lives
Pittsburgh, Pa., June 1. A Times spe
cial from Blairsville station, on the Penn
sylvania railroad, says: John Barton, a
freight engineer, says that at 2 p. m. he
saw three men and a woman struggling
fortheir lives ia the Conemaugh river
just below Johnstown.
The Western Union office in J ihnstowT
was swept away at four o'clock yest-erd;
af tei!l jon. The water la Ca-ubcia C ry
where ore located th Cambria Tjroa
woris, ia thirty-tire ff ac5 riig.
The Atlanta (Ga.) Constitution has de
tailed a reporter to compile a list of the
railroad trains which arrive behind time,
and the same is published daily in that
Lorenzo D. Cotting, a plasterer on the
Eagle Hotel, in Birmingham, Ala., while
engaged in his work a few days ago, fell
from the third sory and was instantly
Mr. Mayno, an aged and prominent
citizen of Allen Couuty, Ky., was killed a
few days since by the accidental dis
charge of a gun that . he was pulling out
from under his bed.
The handsome new Universalist
Church, recently erected in Hopkinsville,
Ky., was dedicated recently, Rev. Sophia
Gibb, of Decatur, 111., and Rev. Dr. Tom
linson, of Galesburg, 111., officiating.
The dead body of John Johnson, a
negro, was found in a ditch in the woods
near Oxmore, Ala., & few days since, in a
fearfully mutilated condition, by a party
of young folks who were taking a stroll.
The throat was cut and a dozen stabs had
been inflicted in the sides.
A number of wealthy horse men have
organized a company with a capital of
580,000 for the purpose of locating a stock!
farm for the breeding of fine horses near
Hopkinsville, Ky., and $40,000 of the
amount desired has been subscribed.
The company will soon be ready to begin
A well-authenticated story comes from
Jasper County, Miss., to the effect that a
white married woman who had reason to
doubt that her husband was true, after
repeatedly warning him without avil,
finally horribly mutilated him with a
razor, and the man will likely die.
There is, for the first time west of the
Blue Ridge, in North Carolina, what is
known 'as a spring drought. No rain of
value has fallen since the middle of Feb
ruary, and as a result the first crops are
a complete failure. Very little tobacco
has been planted in that section' on ac
count of the drought. The same dryness
has prevailed for some weeks in most of
the tobacco belt, and as a result there is
marked backwardness in planting.
The Comptroler of the Currency has au
thorized the First National Bank of John
son City, Tenn., to begin business with a
capital of $50,000.
Dispatches from many points In Louis
iana and Mississippi show that the
drought of several weeks duration .has
been broken by good rains.
At Birmingham, Ala., the Grand Army
Post and the Confederate Association
united in a joint celebration, andtogethei
they decorated the graves of Federal and
In the District Court at Shreveport, La.,
a few days ago, Walter Douglass and Jake
Bergmann, two young men convicted of
murdering John Dickinson, were sen
tenced to the penitentiary for life.
J. Martin and S-m Atkins were am
bushed and seriously shot near Chatta
nooga, Tenn., recently, by Jim Barnes
and two others. Martin had been paying
attentions to Barnes' sister, who is below
bim in the social scale.
Miss Florence Little, a beutif ul eighteen-year-old
girl, who created a sensa
tion in York County, S. C, last year by
marrying two men within a week, has just
been arrested in Charlotte upon th
charge of bigamy.
Fire at Louisville, Ky., a few days ago.
destroyed the paint and oil store of Klein,
Rodemaker & Co., causing a loss of about
$20,000 to that firm and about $10,000 to a
number of adjoining firms and buildings.
At Deetsville, Ala., Robert R. Allison,
a white carpenter, was killed by light
ning, a few evenings ago. He was building
a house when a thunder-storm arose, and
after the storm he was found dead. The
deadly bolt crushed his skull and broke
his neck and thigh.
Mrs. Fannie Dewese died near Louis
ville, Ky., a few days since, at the age oi
one hundred and fifteen, as shown by the
family Bible, still preserved. Her hus
band died twelve years ago at one hun
dred and seven. Up to that time Mrs.
Dewese had been able to attend to hei
A north-bound freight train on th
Knoxville & Ohio railroad ran into a
coal-car near Buckeye station, near Chat
tanooga, Tenn., a few days since. Fire
man William Hammond was fatally in
jured and Engineer Bogart badly hurt. '
An English syndicate has consummated
the purchase of 320,000 acres of yellow
pine land, four saw-mills, three planing
mills and thirty-six miles of railroad and
equipment, iu Escambia County, Fla., and
Baldwin County, Ala., adjoining, for
At Richmond, Va., on the 30tb, the
Stewart Horse Guards decorated th
grave of General Stewart. The Picket'
Division Association visited Hollywood
with the flag presented by the Philadel
phia brigade and beautifully decorated
the monument of Pickett.
At Big Spring, Ky., a few days ago, a
boy named Stith was riding a mule when
the animal became frightened and threw
him off. His ankle became entangled iu
a chain and the boy was drasrged about a
mile by the maddened animal. Tho mule
finally went to a ba.i. where Stith was
found dead. His skull was crushed to a
jelly, both bis arms and legs were broken
and he was otherwise horribly mutilated.
The Chattanooga (Tenn.) Tradesman is
in receipt of letters from producers and
brokers who control five-sixths of the
entire pig-iron production of the Centra!
South, relative to the cut in prices of iron
by the Thomas Iron Company, and the
outlook. All agree in stating that the cut
will have no effect whatever on the South
ern furnaces, and the opinion among all
is that the bottom is about reached, and
an early improvement la the market is
A terrible accident occurred at Dan
ville, Va,a few days since. P.G.Pennf was
building a large brick tobacco factory on
Bridgestreet,nearly two hundred feet long
and six stories high. . The wails had been
completed and carpenters were at work
on it, The wind was blowing hard, and
the entire buildWig came down with a
crash. Robert Pruitt, William Young,
G. B. Jones, Buck Hooper and N. V.
Collie were killed. Henry Oakes, it was
thought, would die, and six others were
badly injured. Several men were buried
in the ruins, and a considerable time
elapsed before they were extricated.
James Beard was put in jail at Chatta
nooga, Tenn., recently, on a charge of
attempting to murder 1. N. Morgan, the
father of a young lady, whom he waa in
the habit of visiting. Beard was chatting
with her, w hen her father came home and
ordered him out of the house. Beard drew
& knife and started for the old man, who
broke for the street, with the young man
Miss Jessie Morse, of Cincinnati, eloped
from Chattanooga, Tenn., 'recently, with
Clarence E. Shipp, the son of a wealthy
manufacturer, leaving in the lurch Dr.
George Hagan, to whom she was engaged,
and whom she had promised to wed.
Rev. D. M. Thompson, of the Cleveland
(Tenn.) Circuit, has become insane.
The jury at New Orleans, in the case of
Louis Clair and John Gibson, charged
with murdering Hon. Patrick Mealy on
New 1 Year's morning, 1888, rendered a
verdict of "guilty without capital punish
ment," In a desperate fight, a few days ago, at
Gate City, a mining suburb of Birming
ham, Ala., Nap Lawson cut Billiard Hicks
all to pieces with a dirk knife, severing
the femoral artery. Hicks died in a few
moments. Both were miners.
The Louisville & Nashvtlle Railroad
Company has dropped three passenger
conductors on the fcfuutb aud Nor h Ala
bama roa t, aod the .ni'- tiuxcberoii he,
Mvtblie and Montgomery d.iUlv w..'.J.a ,
tt past fetr days.
A NOTED ALLIGATOR.
Be Rather Enjoys Being Shot at and la
Always on Hand.
Bob of Dunn's creek ia the best
known to river men and tourists of
any alligator in Florida, Ho is one of
the largest eaurians in the State, being
fourteen feet six inches in length,
while the largest alligator 011 the St.
John's river of which any reliable ac
count can be had is but sixteen foet in
length. Dunn's creek, Bob's home, is
one of the most beautiful of Florida
streams. It is twenty-two miles in
length aDd it is very deep, being the
outlet from Crescent lake into St.
John's river. It is a very crooked
stream, and is so narrow that in
places the boat will scrapo the banks,
It is lined with evergreens, which
meet overhead, forming a leafy bower
that is delightful to the lover of the
picturesque. The windings are very
abrupt at times and the navigation is
exceedingly difficult. The steamer
Georgia, Captain Bright commanding,
is the only boat now plying in its
waters. In one of the shortest of the
many bends in Dunn's creek Bob has
had his home for many years, always
lying on the same log, and so close to
the log that the passengers
can reach him with an oar.
Alligators usually become fright
ened and roll off from the logs
into the water at the approach of a
boat, but Bob is used to it, and ap
pears to wait for the boat to come.
Every day for ten years he has been
seen on the same log, and as the boat
approaches he slightly turns his head,
as though he were waiting for the
passengers to begin to shoot at him,
which they invariably do. After he
is tired of this amusement he dives
into the water, to again reappear when
the boat returns. He has been Bhot
every day during the last decade, but
he never tires of it, and no one has
ever succeeded in hitting him in a
vulnerable place. He seems to under
stand that he is there to act as a tar
get for the marksmen and throws his
throat close against the log and turns
his head so that the bullets can not
strike his eyes. He then knows that
he israfe. The log on which Bob suns
himself has been measured a number
of times, and his length is therefore
well known. During the ten years
since he first began to become famous
he has grown two feet.
Captain Bright stated that he be
lieved the pilot would miss his loca
tion if Bob was to die. Ho is a certain
landmark, and passet-gers who are ac
quainted with the stream will ask
"How many miles are we from Bob?"
in order to ascertain their where
abouts. The log upon which he lies has be
come known as Bob's log, and some
facetious passengers have made up
petitions to have a post-office establish
ed there and Bob appointed as post
master, giving him as a surname that
of the man after whom the creek was
called. Several petitions, it is said,
have been prepared, but so far as
heard from none have been presented
to the department; but if "Bob's Land
ing, Bob Dunn, postmaster," is ever
put in the "Postal Guide" it can be
known that no one lives there and the
postmaster is a huge 'gator.
Bob's home is the half-way point be
tween Crescent lake and St. John's
river, and visitors to Florida should
not fail to see him. Captain Bright
states that if they ever run short of
ammunition they will catch Bob and
take the bullets out of his back, where
enough to stock a small store must bo
imbedded. Bob is not a myth. Ho
can be seen by any passenger who will
go up Dunn's creek, and hundreds of
tourists will testify as to his existence
and characteristics. Cor. St. Louis
CON SOLA BLE WIDOWS.
A Bereaved Wire Who Waa Only "Too
Thankful for Releane.
Once I waa with a friend of mine
when the news of her husband's death
was brought to her. Ho had been
killed in a railway accident. She was
shocked by the news and the dreadful
suddenness of it, and turned so white
that I thought she was going to faint.
I made her sit down on a sofa that was
near, and she whispered in my ear:
"Get them all out of the room, Madge,
I am so afraid they will see the joy in
my face that I feel in my heart!" He
bad been a brute to her and to his
children. He used often to knock the
little ones down in his rages, and,
though his wife never told me so, I
fancy that he more than once had laid
his hand upon her by no means "in the
way of kindness."
Now, was not that a release from
misery for her and her children? They
aro happy as possible now, and when
any one suggests a second marriage to
her she smiles in a way that a few of
her friends understand thoroughly.
Leila, our American friend, is great
on the subject of widows. "I know,"
she says, "that society expects wid
ows to sit on their husbands' coffins
and make every body uncomfortable,
and society is just the first to turn and
rend them for doing it. Just you wait
till I'm a widow; I'll be a real smart
one. This is tbe sort of cap I'll wear,"
and she sketches her own pretty head,
with a cap about two inches pquare on
the top and a pair of "weepers"
streaming on the air behind. "There!
shan't I look nice? Oh, girls! I wish
I'd been born a widow, that I do!"
"Madge," in London Truth.
A puzzling fact, noted by the New
York Tribune, Is that multitudes of
people, who aro impeled by their hun
ger for land to leave Europe and com
to this country, appear to lose their
land hunger as soon as they arrive.
They settle for life in the crowded ten
ement districts of our large cities,
where their condition is little better
than what it was' in their old homes,
and absolutely refuse to go West,
where they can have good land for
A Santa Cruz (Cal. ) man recently
found a two-headed snake about a foot
long. The heads were distinctly 6cpa
rate and both were perfect, each ono
being a little over au inch In length.
When arouned, the snake would throw
a forked tongue out ot each, head
titat&ceQvislr, as it utc-j wev csa.
THE COFFIN TRUST.
One of the Oldeit and Most Autocratic of
'Die coffin trust is one of the oldest
of the obnoxious combinations of cap
italists for the advancement of prices
in their wares, and is also ono of tha
strongest. In fact, every attempt dur
ing tho past few years to get into tho
business without first knuckling down
tu the trust has proven a failure. Tho
only undertaker in Chicago who has
succeeded in continuing in tho busi
ness without paying tribute to tho
trust is one who does his own mauu
facturing and finishing. When tho
trust was first formed it consisted only
of a combination of Brms manufactur
ing and dealing in the bent wood
only used in manufacturing coffins.
Year after 3-ear tho trust has
been gradually enlarged until
it now includes the hardware,
cloth, metalic and in fact every thing,
and the manufacturers refuse to sell
any unfinished coffins. The combina
tion is now so strong that any firm at
tempting to engage in tho busies
without first depositing a forfeit and
signing the iron-clad agreement of tho
trust is at once boycotted, and manu
facturers of the various articles used
in making and finishing a. coffin aro
prohibited from selling goods to tho
outside firm on pain of being included
in the boycott. From year to year, at
the annual meeting- of the trust, tho
price of the various articles used has
been increased until at the present
time a coffin, when completed, costs
fifty per cent more than it did eight
years ago, and there seems to bo no
remedy for the evil. At least a num
ber of the undertakers in Chicago who
were talked with by a reporter claim
this to be a fact. Ono of them" said:
"If I should buy a single article man
ufactured outside of the trust, and tho
fact became known, tho trust would in
the future refuse to sell me any goods.
Experiences of the past have proven
so conclusively that the trust has
every thing so completely in its own
hands it wouldn't bo safe for mo to in
cur its displeasure by encouraging a
new outside enterprise. Not long ago
a company was organized in Indiana
to go into tho coffin manufacturing
business, and a member of tho firm
came to Chicago to look over the field.
They agreed to furnish coffins nearly
fifty per cent cheaper than we are at
present paying for them, but failed to
get sufficient encouragement' to go on
with tho enterprise, us every ono ap
peared afraid to deal with them, and
tho enterprise was abandoned. Wo
hear a good deal about tho Whisky
Trust and other combinations, but
none of them aro as strong and arbi
trary as tho Coffin Trust Chicago
THE AMERICAN CROW.
Mow Ills Several ('aws Differ from Each
Iam sorry the character of tho crow
is so irretrievably bad, for there is
much that is interesting about hira.
In somo respects he is even useful. Ho
acis to somo ex text as a scavenger, ho
eats a few grubs in the meadows and
pastures, and Is said to be in much de
mand occasionally for furnishing forth
the tables of disappointed, disgrunt
led politicians. His glossy, blue
black color is fine enough to give a
certain beauty to his somewhat un
gainly form. But the chief point of
interest about him is his voice, which
on certain occasions is wonderfully ex
pressive and human. If you conio
suddenly upon the placo where a com
pany of marauding crows are commit
ting their depredations tho ono that
has" been placed as sentinel will fly
over your head on discovering you,
crying ha! ha! ha! with a force of ex
pression which Edwin Booth could
scarcely equal. IIo gives tho "h"
sound with a strong aspiration and
prolongs the vowel sound to give it its
full force. "Ha! ha! ha!" he will try
from above tho streets with startling
effect just as if he had caught you in
somo villainy, and just as you might
say the same word if you had caught
some one else in a villainy, and at first
blush he will make you foel as if you
.yourself were tho culprit I know of
no bird elocution equal to thi. His
ordinary cry is the baino syllable re
peated more rapidly in a not unmusical
voice. But without any attempt at
forcible elocutionary expression, and
sometimes varies tho "haw" to "caw,"
or adding a syllable makes it "caw-er."
His call to his mate is tho syllable
couk, couk. couk, couk, usually four
times repeated. . But Ws faculty of
speech seems to bo limited to the vowel
sounds aw and ou and thy consonant
sounds ;h, k and r. In this respect iio
is by no means equal to some of his
foreign relations. He Is. however, a
much smarter bird than his English
cousin, the rook, but unfortunately his
smartness all runs to mischief. Hart
Marvelous Feat of Memory.
Maretus tells us, and had the' state
ment solemnly attested by four Ve
netian noblemen of undoubted honor,
how in Padua he met a young Cbrslean
who had gone thither to pursue his
studies at the university. Having
heard that the young man was gifted
with an extraordinary memory, so that
he could retain and repeat as many as
36,000 words, read over by hirn ones
only, Maretus and some distingulhod
friends asked if ho would allow them
to test the accuracy of what report haI
stated. He willingly consented, and
there was read over an almost Inter
minable list of words, strung together
without any consecutive meaning, iu
every variety of language, even many
of them m ro gibberish. The young
Corsican stood all the while with hi
attention deeply fixed and his eyes cat
do;n upon the ground. When it was
time he looked tip cheerfully and re
peated the whole uninteresting cata
logue of word without a tingle f iult.
Then to show how carefully he re
tained every word, he went through
tbe list backward, then taking every
alternate word, first, third, fifth, etc.,
till he quite tired out and perfectly
satisfied Maretus that h was tho mo4
extraordinary man he had met In all
.i-traveU.--Lori.i 1 Public Opinion.
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