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VOL. XXIV. NO. 43.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1889.
SUBSCRIPTION: S1.00 Per Year.
NEWS AND NOTES.
A Summary cf Important Events.
Cristobal Ferx asdez, the Cubau kid
naper, was executed at Joveilanog oa
the 4 th.
The Johnstown Hood-sufferers fund
being raised In Paris amounted, on the
6th, to $10,00).
The business portion of the city of
Beattle, W. T., was practically wiped out
by a great conflagration oa the evening
of the 6th.
The cotton mllU lit OfTenburg, Baden,
were destroyed by fire, on theCth, Involv
ing a loss of MO.OGO marks. Several work
men were killed.
The Standard Oil Company has bought
ten acres of ground just east of Terre
Haute, Ind.. on which they will erect an
Disastrous floods are reported from
different part of Ravaria with oonsider
able destruction of property. The crops
were ruined In many localities.
A Nw York detective who went from
the 1'aris Exhibition to Berlin, had his
pocket picked thero on the (Hh. He lost
his money and valuable papers.
At the meeting of the General Assem
bly of the Presbyterian church in Belfast,
Ireland, on the 3d, the moderator took
occasion to strongly denounce home rule.
TnE National reunion of Elks was to
kave begun at Pittsburgh, Pa., on the 9th.
The reunion has been postponed until
July 10, owing to the disaster at Johns
town. The Mattlo Wiuship, detained at Hali
fax by the Dominion authorities, fur
nished bond, ou the 0th, and commenced
getting ready to sail for the mackerel
The mayor's f .ntd in New York City
for Johnstown had reached, on the (ith.
f 103,000, and the Chamber of Commerce
fund S42.000. Other funds are also in
The President, on the 3d, appointed
Chas. L. Knapp. of New York, Consul -General
of the United States at Montreal,
and Alex. J. P.eed. of Wisconsin, United
Btates Consul at Dublin.
Lf Coburn, Pa., there is not one good
house left Btanding as the result of the re
cent storms. The total loss will aggre
gate fully 3300.00). The valley is strewn
with bodies of all kind of animals.
The citizens' committee at Minneap
olis, Minn., on the 5th, voted to send 2,000
barrels of flour to the Johnstown suffer
ers. The order was divided among all
the mills so as to hasten shipment,
The returns issued by the London
Board of Trade show that the imports
during the month of May increased 4.430
and the exports increased 1,000,000 as
compared with the same month last year.
The Timos' counsel, assisted by the
counsel for Mr. Paruell, begau. on the 3d,
an inspection of the private letters of the
latter. The correspondence covers a pe
riod of six years, and comprises 6,000 let
ters. A firs In the village of Libonsoh, near
llatibori. iu Prussiau Silesia, on the 5th,
destroyed 105 houses. Including the vil
lage churcu nd viearatG. hun
dred of the villagers are rendered home
Wm. Mills, the 100-yards sprinter, who
lived at Watertown, Mass., sal who has
a record of 10V seconds, was last heard
from In Johnstown, just before the disas.
ter there, aud it is thought he is among
Captain Wissmann has had another en
gagement with the Arabs, in which the
latter were completely routed. He has
also destroyed their village of Saadani,
Wlndji. Captain Wissmanu's casualties
Iw the joint session of the New Hump-
shire Legislature, on the 5th, David t.
Ooodell, Republican, was elected Gover
nor of the Ktate. receiving ICS votes to
115 for Charles Amsden. Democrat. The
inauguration took place on the Gth.
One of the heaviest losers by tue re
cent floods iu Maryland is the Beading
Kallroad Compauy. They owned and
controled the Susquehanna & Tidewater
canal, which is nearly obliterated. -he
oompEy paid $:."0,000 for the canal.
The Hver miners in the Ural mount
ains of Russia, struck, on the 3d, aud set
on fire the houses of the managers In
Ekaterinburg. The factories adjoining
were also set on fire, and seven persons.
who were in the building, were burned to
Counsel for Kommler, the condemned
murderer, will appeal on habeas corpus
proceedings, in Buffalo, N. Y., for a re
view of the verdict, on the ground that
death by electricity is a cruel and unusual
punishment, aud therefore unconstttu
The New York Commercial-Advertiser.
of the tth, says a deal U being arranged
between the County Democrats and the
Republicans, with a view to increasing
the strength of the Republicans in the
Legislature and ousting Tammany from
control of the city.
JT was expected, on the 3d, that the pro
locol to be drawu up by the Sanioan con
ferenco would bo signed by tne repre
sentatives of the three governments con
rme 1 on the 8th. The commissioners
were then preparing to take their de
parture from Berlin.
Farmers, living in the country border
ing on the Coneniaugh Valley, who load
ed watrons with provisions for the destl
tute survivors of the flood, had to fight
their way into the stricken cities against
the thieving Huns who tried to capture
their precious freight
Justice Orat, "f the United States Su
preme Court and Miss Jeannette Mat
thews, daughter of the late Justice Mat
thews, were married at the bride's rest-
in Washington on the 4th. A
large number of distinguished guests
witnessed the ceremony.
Tiis: tribesmen of Morocco, who are in
rebelion against the authority of the Sul
tan, have captured Prince llamtd, tn
beir to the thron-s and killed several of
his escort The rebelion is spreading
-rir f The Sultan is very much
incensed, and is raising an army to crush
Henry George Bou rke, staff engineer
on the British man-of-war Calliope, Has
been promoted to be fleet engineer In
recognition of his services ou the
Calliope when she steamed out of the
harbor of Apia during the hurricane that
destroyed the Aiuericau and bernian ves
The Nord Deutsche Allegemeine Zei
tung, of Berlin, in ea editorial, on the
- n the Johnstown floods, closed with
nrrtudu geuero.tty iu aid f
nei'ictt, H say, has
PERSONAL AND GENERAT-
Hiram Meek, the engineer, was badly
Injured, and one tramp was killed and
another injured in a wreck on the North
Pennsylvania railroad, near Sellersville,
Pa., oa the 4th.
There are fears expressed that the
foundation of the Washington Monument
at the National Capital may have beea
seriously damaged by the recent inunda
tion, and a careful examination will be
Father Davix, a Catholio priest was
murderously assaulted and badly in
jured, at the scene of the Johnstown dis
aster on the 4th, by a Hungarian with
whom he remonstrated for robbing the
bodies of the dead.
The late flood la the wesibranch of the
Susquehanna was unprecedented. Every
bridge on the river from 8unbu-y to
Cleartield, Pa., was washed away.
The various funds established in Phila
delphia for the relief of the sufferers ia
the Conemaugh Valley had reached a to
tal of over $300,000 on the 4th.
For the first time in the city's history,
the Democrats of Norwich, Conn., made
a clean sweep, on the 3d, electing their en
tire municipal ticket, with the exception
of second sheriff, by a majority of over
The Charleston (S. C.) News and
Courier, of the 4th, says: "We have
learned to know what timely help means
in a season of disaster and distress, and
we at least should give without waiting to
The Garibaldi Legion and many other
Italian societies of New York City made
their annual pilgrimage, on the 3d, to the
house on Staten Island in which Gari
baldi once lived.
Pre8IOR.it Uarrisoji presided at the
meeting held in Washington, oa the 4th,
to raise money for the relief of the flood
stricken districts of Pennsylvania, and
made an eloquent and impressive speech.
Ten thousand dollars was subscribed be
fore the meeting adjourned, and still
more valuable subscriptions of food and
clothing were donated, by merchants of
the city, for immediate dispatch.
The report, circulated on the 4th, of the
loss of 10,000 lives in China, turns out to
have been a misunderstanding. A Chi
nese firm in San Francisco who received
the news of the Pennsylvania disaster,
made the facts known to their country
men, who, in circulating the story, trans
ferred the scene to China.
Is Claiborne County, Tenn., Marion Mc
Carthy ambushed and killed John Pierce,
on the 4th, after a quarrel over pay for a
The Massachusetts Legislature, on the
4th, passed the resolution appropriating
$;0,000 for the Pennsylvania sufferers.
O.v the 14th the coast guards at Skip
bereen, Ireland, picked up the log-book
of the British steamship Danish Prince,
Captain Potts, which sailed from Swan
sea oa May 2S, for Montreal, and there
are fears that the ship foundered in the
heavy weather which prevailed off that
It is asserted that the Vatican is be
coming seriously alarmed at the position
which Russia has rscently assumed of in
terposing objections to the continuance
of Catholio missions iuthe Balkan States.
Joseph Crahbs, vice-president of the
City Bank of Wabash, Ind., was adjudged
insane on the 4th.
Instructions were issued from Ottawa,
Out., on the 4th, to release the captured
Americaa schooaer Mattie Winship, upon
the American Consul giving security for
The English syndicate has bought the
the Ballaatine brewery at Newark, N. J.
the second largest fa the country.
On the 5th, President Harrison appoint
ed John Vlgneaux, a Democrat United
States marshal for Western Louisiana.
He was recommended by Louisiana Re
publicans for his efforts in protecting
negroes from violence in the November
Jacksonville, Fla., suffered a loss of
$1(50,000, upon which the insurance was
but light on the 5th, by a conflagration,
which consumed every thing tor an area
of five blocks, bounded by Hawk street on
the west Adams on the north, Belay oa
the east and Creek on the south.
An extensive fire occurred at Biloxi,
Miss., on the night of the 4th, resulting in
the destruction of twenty-five buildings,
at a loss of S.j.OOO, upon which there was
but ifciO.OOO insurance.
Belated Pennsylvania railroad passeu
gers, the uncertainty or whose late had
caused much anxiety, arrived iu Pitts
burgh on the 6th. Their experience had
been one of hardship and exposure. The
journey from Altoona was made via
Ebensburgh. From the latter point to
Johnstown the journey was made in
Lord Salisbury entertained , Prince
Albert Victor at dinner on the evening of
the 4th. Mr. Lincoln, Americau Minister,
was among the guests.
George C Eaton, ot Cincinnati, a
nephew of President Harrison, died at
Ashoville, N. C, on the 6th, of consump
tion, aged thirty-five. The remains were
taken to Cincinnati for interment
D. B. Dyer was elected mayor of Guth
rle, Okln., at the election on the 4th, beat
ing A. V. Alexander by 300 to 500.
Mr. Porter, the new United States
Minister to Italy, presented his creden
tials on the 6th.
A newly-married couple were found
In the ruins of the Johnstown Method
ist Church, where the ceremony that made
them one had just been performed whea
the fatal waters overwhelmed the struct
ure. They were so tightly clasped in
each other's embrace that they had to be
burled together. The minister, together
with nearly all of the guests, escaped.
Judge Sullivan, of the California Su
perior Court has set July 15 for hearing
the motion of Sarah Althea Terry to ap
point a receiver for the Sharon estate.
and refuses to recognise the injunction
from the United States District Court.
Up to the 5th Pittsburgh's donations for
the flood sufferers of the Conemaugh
Valley ia mony and goods, amounted to
a quarter of a million dollars.
Among those believed to have been
swept away by the flood ia the Cone
maugh Valley, were "Blind Tom," the
well-known pianist and his manager,
who left Pittsburgh on Friday morning
for Johnstown, and have not been heard
of since. It is thought they were both
drowned. Being strangers, and one of
them a colored man, it Is more than likely
that if their bodies were recovered they
The post-office authorities report that
none of the mall sent through the flooded
district was lost Even that sent to
Portions of the wreckage of the Cone
maugh Valley began to pass Cincinnati
on the 6th. Not much of it was caught.
and nothing of Interest or value was
The Marchioness de Chesteler, beloag
in it to one of the oldest of the noble f am
Hies of Belgium, was found murdered In
her bed at her residence, the Chateau
MmilbAir- at Mons. on the morning of
The dock laborers of Glasgow, Green
ock, Belfast and Londonderry joined the
seaman's strike on the 6th.
Covnsel for Judge Hilton assert that
the overtures for a compromise of the
Stewart will case came from the contest
aut.'The terms of the proposed settle
ment have Lot been made public.
Relics of the Conemaugh Valley disat
r are being constantly picked up all
l int; the chores of the Ohio river.
H D. Hog ax, the aeronaut of Jackson,
'h., I:a4 a uarrow escape from death at
bum, N. V., on the 7th, owing to his
chute falling to work. He fell 2,600
' wiueo the purachute parnally opened
otcewlat trek ths fail. Hd we
The register of the Hulbert House at
Johnstown, Pa., has been recovered, and
reveals the fact that forty-four of the
guests and employes of the hotel lost
their lives in the late flood.
Intense excitement prevailed in Paris,
oa tne Ttn, over the latest seizure of
Boulangist documents, which are said
to be extremely compromising in their
Queen Victoria, accompanied by Prin
cess Victoria of Prussia, left Windsor,
on the 7th. for Balmoral.
In response to a communication from
the municipal authorities of Edinburgh,
Scotland, asking him to name a day on
which he could accept the freedom of
that city, Mr. Parnell has written that he
will be able to visit Edinburgh on J uly 20.
The striking seamen aad firemea in
Liverpool, oa the 7th accepted the terms
offered by the shipmasters, aad resumed
It was stated, on the 7th, that Governor
Beaver would call an extra session of
the Legislature to take action for
the relief of the flood sufferers of the
Conemaugh Valley. General Hastings
says the State of, Pennsylvania ought to
appropriate two million dollars to aid in
the work of rehabilitating Johnstown and
the other devastated towns of the Cone
The London Times In an editorial arti
cle says: "While thankful for our own
immunity from calamities of material
greatness like the Johnstown floods and
the Seattle fire, we can not forget that in
sorrow and suffering, which make the
whole world akin, our American brethren
are entitled to special activity and sym
pathy from ourselves."
An English schoolmaster named Kneel
ing, while traveling on the Northwestern
railway, on the 7th, with his sweetheart,
Miss Lester, the principal of a school at
Devizes, shot the woman and threw her
dead body out of the window and then
Latest accounts from the conflagration
at Seattle, W. T., on the 6th, place the
loss somewhere between $1 5,000,000 and
Wm. White, the counterfeiter recently
arrested at Waterloo, la., with a large
amount of "green" in his possession,
pleaded guilty in the United States Court
at Fort Dodge on the 7th. Judge Shiras
promptly sentenced him to two years ia
the State penitentiary and imposed a
$1,000 fine. This was White's second of
The Pope has received a letter from
Emperor Francis Josef of Austria ex
tending to His Holiness his sympathy ia
the affair of the Bruno statue.
The Pontiac, Oxford & Port Austin
railroad, which runs through a section of
country in Michigan that has not yet re
covered from the disastrous forest fires
of several years ago, has been sold at
mortgage sale for $000,000. The pur
chaser was W. H. Murphy, who repre
sented the bondholders.
The municipality at Cork, Ireland, on
the 7th, passed resolutions expressing
sympathy with the sufferers by the Johns
The latest reports from Crete show
that complete anarchy reigns on the isl
and. Murders and outrages of all kinds
are of daily occurrence, and go unpun
ished. The Katrina again beat the Shamrock
in the race at New York on the 7th.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sonnijorn, old
andt respected citizens, were knocked
senseless, ou the 7th,by aa electric current
while they were returning from La Porte,
Ind., to their counUy hams during a
severe thunderstorm. Mrs. sonnijorn
can not recover, but the old gentleman
rallied, and the physicians think he may
The sixth annual commencement of the
Brazil (Iud.)High School occurred on the
night of the 7th. The class numbered
fourteen, of whom twelve read essays.
Steward Smith of Her Majesty's ship
Comus who fled from Halifax, N. S., re
cently. being guilty of forgery and em
bezzlement in connection with his vessel
accounts, was arrested ia Bostoa oa the
Fire at Livingston, Ala., on the 7th,
destroyed fifteen buildings on the w est
side of the public square: loss not
A private telegram from Bellefonte,
fa., says over a million dollars damage
was wrought Dy tne storm in cente r
Connty. A large number of lives were
Suicides have become alarmiugly fre
quent ia Vienna of late, no less than
forty-three cases of self-murder having
been reported for May.
A fire broke out, on the 7th, among the
bales of cotton which had been taken
from the Cunard Line steamer Scythia
and placed oa the dock at Liverpool.
Sixty bales were damaged by fixe aad
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
A convention of ex-Confederrtes was
held at New Orleans on the 10th, for the
purpose of organizing an association of nil
the surviving Confederate soldiers. The
meetiug organized the "Confederate Vet'
oralis Association," by adopting a con
stitution and electing Gen. John B. Gor
don, of Georgia, president
Advices from Fulton county, Ark., give
an account of a disastrous cyclone on the
night of the 8th, nbont twelve miles north
eastof Mammoth Spring, which demolished
houses aud barns, tore down fences and
trees and damaged crops. No injuries are
Representatives of the different fur
naces met in convention at Birmingham,
Ala., on the 10th with the agents of
the diftereut railroads, the object of the
meeting being ou the part of the furnace
men to bring about a reduction in freight
rates to meet those of the Northern
The President on the lOtli, appointed
Thomas W. Morgan, of Rhode Island, to be
Commissioner of Indian Affairs, vice John
H. Oberly, resigned.
While engaged in dumping coal down
an eighty foot trestle, near Carbon Hi!!,
Ala., on the !th., G. W. Creel, a white
miner, fell and was instantly killed. His
body struck the rocks below and was
mashed Into a jelly.
The thirteen Southern States, including
Kentucky and Missouri, have funded debts
aggregating $tV,Si8,W3f besides an nn
funded debt amounting to $ 20,000,000 m ore.
A VERY sad accident occurred on theSth
In the country, sixteen miles from New
port, Ark. Win. Crow, a youth of twelve
years, was driving to town, when a large
tree fell ou him, crushing the rider and
horse into jelly.
Bishop CJcintard's residence, Fulfor
Hall, at Sewaaee, Tenn., was destroyed by
fire on the niclitof the 8th. Insurance
14,000, which will not near cover the loss.
The fine collection of curiosities lost.
News comes from Rochester, N. Y., to the
effect that the datu south of that city is in
great danger of bursting and that people in
the vicinity are moving away, dreading
Up to date the crops in Texas are on a
mare extensive scale, iu better condition
and with brighter prospect than at any
time Iu the past
Leonard Swett, vho nominated Abra
ham Lincoln for President in 19', died at
bis home in Chicago cn the 7th.
Ex-Congressman Carlos Fresch, of
Connecticut, is to succeed the late William
H. Barnnm as the representative of that
State in the National Democratic Commit
A half doren heat prostrations occurred
iu New York cn the 9th. The thermometer
reacted 51 dsgrees,
THE VALLEY OF DEATH.
A. Glimpse at the Work of Devas
tation by the Deluge.
Sights la the Conrmaagh Taller that
Surpasses the Stories of Roman
cers The Resistlesa Power
of the Waters.
Johnstown, Pa., June 6. From John
town up the valley easy communication
has been opened as far as Conemaugh,
two miles, and it is possible for any one
here to readily behold a sight never be
fore seen in this world, and which no one
who does not see it himself will ever be
lieve did really exist It is described
here as well as words can describe, but
merely as a duty to history, and not with
the idea that any one who can not look at
it will ever think it true. Every one has
seen the light beam-shafts and rods in a
factory lying in twisted, broken and
criss-cross shape after a fire has de
stroyed the factory.
In the gap above Johnstown the water
has picked up a four-track railroad, cov
ered with trains, freight and passenger,
and with machine shops, and other
heavy buildings with heavy contents, and
has torn the track to pieces, twisted,
turned and crossed it as fire never could.
It has tossed huge freight locomotives
like barrels, and cars like packing boxes,
and torn them to pieces and scattered
them over miles of territory. It has ia
one place put a stream of water a city
block wide between the railroad and the
bluff, aud in another place it ha3 changed
the course of the river as far in the other
direction, and left it a hundred vards
inland, on which are the tracks thp.t for
merly skirted the banks. Add to this
that in the midst of this, fire, with the
singular fatality that has made it every
where the companion of the flood in this
catastrophe, has destroyed a train of
vestibule cars that the flood had wrecked;
ITT WT IT I'-.TrV'T-
Y.i i,, k&Zf . Py ViA.
Scene of the Deluge.
that the passengers who remained in the
cars through the flood and until the fire,
were saved, while their companions who
attempted to flee were overwhelmed and
drowned, and that thr.o"ih it all one lo
comotive stood, and still stands, com
paratively uninjured in the centdi cf the
This disaster and the story of . one of
the most marvelous freaks of the flood
is barely outlined. That locomotive
stands there on its track now with its
fires burning, smoke curling from the
stack and steam from its safety-valve, all
ready to go ahead as soou as a track is
built down to it It is No. 1,309, a flfty-four-ton
eight-driv-3r class of Peansyl-
7ania railroad locomotive. George Hud
son was its engineer, ana tjouuuctor
Sheehyhsd charge of the train. They,
with all the rest of the crew, escaped by
flight when they saw the flood coming.
The limits of the playground where a
giant force played with masses of iron as
a child might play with pebbles, begins
with a bridge or a piece of a bridge about
thirty feet high that staad3 high and dry
upon ordinary abutments at Woodvale.
The part of the bridge that remains
spanned the Pennsylvania tracks. The
tracks are gone, the bridge is gone oa
either side, the river is gone to a new
channel, the very earth for a hundred
yards around has been scraped off and
swept away, but this little span remains
perched there twenty fjet above every
thing, in the midst of a desert of ruins.
the only piece of a bridge that is'standing
from the railroad bridge to Soutfc 1'orK.
It is a light, iron structure, and the abut
ments are not unusually heavy. That it
should be kept thero when every thing
else was twisted aud torn to pieces i3 one
of the queer freaks of this flood.
Near bv are the wrecks of two freight
trains that are standing side by side
where the flood causrht them. The lower
ends of both trains are torn to pieces, the
cars tossed around in every direction,
and many of them carried away. The
whole of the train oa the track nearest
the river was demolished. Its locomotive
is goue entirely. Perhaps because the
other train acted as escort or buffer for
the second one. the latter has twenty-five
or thirty cars that are uuinjured. Ap
parently, they could move off as soou as
that wonderful engine. No. 1,339, that
stands with steam up at their head, gets
ready to pull out A second look, how
ever, shows that the track is in many
places literally washed from beneath the
cars. Soma of the trucks also are turned
half wav round, and are standing with
wheels across tho track. But the force
that did this left the light wooden box
cars themselves unharmed. They were
loaded with dressed beef and provisions,
They have been emptied to supply the
hungry in Johnstown.
In front ot engine No. 1,309 the water
played some of its most fantastic tricks
with the rails. The debris of tiees, logs,
planks and every description of wreck
age is heaped up in front of the engine
to the head-light and is packed in so
tightly that twenty men with ropes and
axe3 worked all day without clearing al)
away. The track is absolutely gone from
the front of the engine clear up to beyond
Conemaugh. Parts of it lie about every
where, twisted, turned npide down.
stacked cross-wise, one piece above an
other and in one place a section of the
left track has been lifted clear over the
right track, runs along there for a shor
distance, then twists into its proper
place again. Even stronger than the
tracks, the water has played with tae
rails, where they. have been torn loose
from the ties. The rails are of steel and
of the heaviest weight used. They were
twisted lite willow boughs in a spring
freshet in a country brook. One rail lies
in the sand ia the shape of a letter "S.
More are broken squarely in two. Many
are broken within a few feet of a fish
plate coupling them to the next rail and
the fragments are still united by the
plates. Natural law would seem to show
that the first place where they should
have broken was at the joints.
Taere is little to indicate the late pres
ence of a railroad froaa here to the upper
part of the Conemaugh. Tho little plain
into which the gap widened here, end in
which stood the bulk of the town, is
wiped out There is not the slightest in
dication that the centtr ot the plain was
any thing but a flood-wisueJ gulch ia
oiu mountain region.
. At t'- upper end stands a fantastic col
lection cl rained railroad equipments,
ttrte trains stood there wtou the fiaad
tfsxs down ti Taller. T-a oatsiJo fi&
was a local passenger, with three cart
and a locomotive. It stands there yet
the cars tilted by the washing of the
track, but comparatively uninjured.
Somehow a couple more locomotives have
been run iato the saad-baak ia front
A freight train stood upon the track
whereon a large collection of smashed
cars has its place now. It was broken all
to pieces. Inside of all was the day ex
press, with Its baggage and express cars
and at the end three vestibule cars- It
was from this train that a number of pas
sengers fifteen certainly, and no oua
knows how many more were lost.
When the alarm came, most of the pas
sengers fled for the high ground. Many
reached it " Others hesitated on the way:
tried to run back, and were lost Others
stayed on the cars, and after the first
rush of the flood were rescued alive.
Some of the freight cars were loaded
with lime, and these leaped over the ves
tibule cars and set them oa fire, and
quickly had the cars blazing. Three of the
vestibule cars were burned down to the
trucks. These and the peculiar shaped
iron frames of the vestibules are all that
show wlrer the cars stood. The reason
the flood did not wipe oat these three
trains entirely is supposed to be that just
in front of them and between them and
the flood, was the round-house filled with
engines. It was a large building, and
probably forty feet high to the tops of
the ventilators ia the roof. The wave of
wrath, eye-witnesses say, was so high
that these ventilators wera beneath it.
The round-house was swept away to its
very foundation, and the flood played
Jack-straws with the locomotives. But it
split the torrent and part of it wout
down each side of the trains, saving thera
from the worst of its force. Thirty-threa
locomotives were in and around the
round-house and repair shops near. Of
these twenty-six have been found, or at
least traced, part of them being found
scattered down into Johnstown, and one
tender was found iu Stony Creek.
The other seven locomotives are gone
not a trace of them has been found up to
this time. It is supposed that some of
them are in the sixty acres of debris at
Johnstown above the bridge. All the lo
comotives that remain anywhere within
sight of the round-house, all except those
attached to the trains, are thrown about
in every direction, smashed, broken and
useless except for old iron. The tenders
are all gone. Being lighter than the lo
comotives, they floated more easily, and
were more quickly carried away. The en
gines were apparently rolled over and
over, in whichever direction ran the cur
reat which had hold of them, and occa
sionally were picked up bodily and
slammed down again, wheels up or which
ever way chanced to be most convenient
to the flood. Most of them lie in five feet
of mnd and gravel, with only a part show
ing above the surface. Some are out in
the bed of the river.
In the town of Conemaugh there are
only thirty-eight persons positively
known to have pnrished.
THE DIREFUL ' DAM.
It Was a structure that Otis-ht to Ievake
Maledictions n it Constructor and
Thoie who Maintalne-l It.
New York, June 5. The Sun's Johns
town special says that a reporter went to
the dam at Lake Conemaugh yesterday
and examined the masonry and found
that it consisted merely of dirt with a
light rubble facing, instead of solid ma
sonry, and the waste-gates, by which its
builders designed that its surplus in time
of high water should b run off, are said
to have been permanently closed to save
the fish. As to the dam itself, there was
no massive masonry nor any tremendous
exhibition of engineering skill in design
ing the structure or putting it up. There
was no masonry at all, in fact, nor any
engineering worthy of the name. The
dam was simply a gigantic heap of
earth dumped across the course of a
mountain stream between two low hills.
It was faced on each side with a layer of
heavy, rough stone, loosely thrown to
gether and uncemented. This pile of
earth was, as has been 6tated, about sev-enty-flva
feet high and ninety-five feet
thick, at the base. At the summit it was
leveled off so as to be about twenty feet
wide and a wagon-road crossed it. It was
an ordinary dirt -road, and there was no
rock cr masonry beneath it. The width
of the stream at the bottom of the dam
was about forty feet. At the top the dam
was about 400 feet long. It was built
straight across the gap and neither face
nor back was curved. The slopes were
about the same ou both face and back.
The Ruln!l City of Johnttown Encircled
with m Wall nf Martial 1'rotpctorn.
Johnstowx, Pa., June 6. Thd ruined
city lies within a girdlo of steel the
bayonets of the Fourteenth Regiment,
The militia has captured Johnstown, and
over the desolate plain where the
city proper stood, through the tow
ering wrecks and by tho river passes,
marches the patrol, crying "halt!" and
challenging the vagabonds, vandals, and
ghouls who cross their path. General
Hastings, of course, is tbe highest officer
in rank, and in command, and when the
survivors of the flood awoke this morn
ing, when the weary pickets were relieved
at sun-rise, brigada headquarters had
been established on the slope of Prospect
Hill, overlooking the hundreds of white
tents of the regiment down below under
the tower, by the German Catholic
Church, which was on fire whea the
The Fourteenth Regiment was rein
forced yesterday, until it is now six hun
Early yesterday morning the regiment
went into service. Company F was de
tailed to Cambria C ty, where the ele
jaent of ruffianism, meeting that of des
peration, foreshadowed a storm. During
the day many people of questionable
character were escorted out of the city
The Cool WVather a OortHtid to the Lit.
ins the Track of the Deluge.
Johnstown, Pa., June 5. In the midst
of this scene of death and desolation a
relenting Providence seems to be exert
ing a subduing Influence. Six days have
elapsed since the great disaster, and tho
temperature still remains low and chilly
in Conemaugh Valley. Whea it is remem
bered that in ordinary June weather of
this locality from two to three days are
sufficient to bring aa unattended body
to a degree of decay and putrefaction
that would render it almost impossible to
prevent spread of disease throughout the
valley, the inestimable benefits of this
cool weather are almost beyond appre
ciation. Emanations from half a mile
of debris above the bridge are but little
more offensive than yesterday; and
should this cool weather continue a few
days longer it is possible that hun
dreds of bodies may yet be recovered
from the wreck ia such a state of preser
vation as to render identification possi
ble. Many hundreds of victims, how
ever, will be roasted aud charred into
such shapeless masses as to perclude all
chance of recognition. The work of
clearing up the wreck and recovering bod
ies is now being conducted most
systematically. Over 6,000 men are at
work in various portions of the valley,
and each little gang of twenty man is
directed by a foreman, who is under
orders from general headquarters. As the
The Readies Railroad Company a Heavy
Baltimore. M J.. June 5. One of the
heaviest losers by the recent floods ia
i'ary'and is tLa P.ac..ng K&Uro&d Oom
pany, Tney owned and controled ths
SSQehanna & Tidswatar oacal, which
is tuarly obliterated. Xfca csrapanj p&iJ
A CITY IN RUINS.
The Business Portion of Seattle,
W. T., Completely Destroyed. .
Fire Ties In the Went with the Ft ol In
the Ewt-A l-s of Upwards of
Twenty Millions of Dollars.
Seattle, W. T., June 7. What was the
business part of this city is this morning
nothing but smouldering ruins and de
bris. Fire broke out yesterday afternoon
ia the basement of a two-story frame
building on the southwest corner of Front
and Madison streets, owned by Mrs. Mar
garet J. Peutz. The fire originated in
some turpentine, which caught fire ia
some way. The first story, which was
leased by the Seattle Shoe Company, the
upper floor being occupied for offices,
was sooulablaze. Although the volunteer
fire department responded promptly to the
alarm they could do little or nothing to
check tho flames. The building, like
most others of its kind ia the business
center, was not detached, but was the
corner of a row of frame buildings all
joined together and of various heights.
They were dry as tinder, and proved an
easy prey to the flames. Adjoining the
first building was Dietz & Myers' whole
sale liquor store. The barrels of liquor
exploded with terrific reports as soon as
the fire reached them and scattered the
contents far and near.
The entire square composing the Denny
Block, in which was a confectionery store,
Gilmore & Co.'s real estate office and
several other establishments, including a
number of professional offices and some
lodging apartments, were soon destroyed.
Aa effort was made to flood the Coleman
building on Front street to the south,
but to no avail. The flames spread
across Marion street to the Palace and
Oper-house saloon. In less thaa half
aa hour auother square was
laid ia ashes. This took ia A. S.
Smith's grocery,. Merchants' whole
sale confectionery, a fruit store, J.
W, Lang & Co.'s drug-store, John
Spencer's plumbing and s.eam-fitting es
tablishment, R. J. Graham's tailor-shop,
Edgar Brayan's pawn-shop, the Palace
restaurant Gering & O'Conuell's jewelry-
store, Souster's barber-shop, Lesly's
clothing-store and Dobells & Marion's
clothing-store. While this square was
burning the Opera-House block, on the
east side of Front street between Madi
son aad Marion, caught fire ia the upper
story. The building, a three-story brick
structure, owned by Geo. Frye, and
valued at $120,000, was soon de
stroyed. With it was the Saattle Phar
macy,, Golden Rule bazaar, Harris .&
Co.'s dry-goods store, Abernathy's shoe
store, Crouse & Co.'s undertaker's estab
lishment Latour's dry-goods house,
Broadman's paint and oil house. The
Kenyon block is also reduced to ashes
In this block was the job-printing estab
lishment of the Evening Times, Veuen &
Vaughn's music store and Barie's tailor
shop. From the Opera-House block the
fire spread and quickly swallowed up the
square to the south. This squaro consisted
of two-story frame buildings occupied by
E. Lobe's bazaar, the California clothing
store, Gordon Bros.' tailoring establish
ment the Oriental bazaar and several
other big co ncerns.
The fire department struggled bravely
. to save the most valuable part of Front
street between Columbia aad Yesler
streets, whicn contained a fine row of
brick buildings two and three stories
high, where four banks had their
offices the Bank " ' of UenHEer0f
Merchants' National. First National
and the Washington Guarantee and Loan
Association and Savings Bank. The row
consisted of a corner block occupied by
ToiUas, Bingerman S Co. 'a wholesale dry
goods store, the Union block, the Parin
building, the Baa Francisco clothing
house, Star block, Arcade building and
Yesler block on Central square. Ia Cea-
trai square ail tne teiegrapn offlces were
situated. The Safe-Deposit Compaay also
had a building in this row.
From initial points the fire spread north
and south a distance of one mile. Every
newspaper, hotel, telegraph office, rail
road depot and wharf la the city was
totally destroyed. The entire water
front including all wharves and docks.
coal-bunkers and railway tracks, the
wholesale quarter aad every thing
south or Union street and west of Sec
ond street and reaching around to the
gas-worKs and aDove f ourth street on
Jackson, was completely burned. It is
estimated that the total loss to the city in
buildings alone is easily $10,000,000 and
the personal losses will probably reach
$20,000,000. Whether there is much
loss of life can not yet be ascer
tained. Thero is great privation
among the poor, as nearly every restau
rant and grocery in the city was con
suraed by the fire. The burnt district
comprising sixty-four acres, now pre
sents the aspect of a huge oven of burn
ing coals, and threatens even further de
structioa. The firemen, reinforced
by Tacoma and Snohomish, are on
the alert The streets all through
the night were crowded with peo
pie, wandering about penniless and home
less. The militia and extra police are to
be seen on every corner guarding the
property against thieves and vandals
One hundred arrests have already been
made. All of the daily newspapers will
Words fail to describe the awful picture
of the fire and desolation. It is like the
Chicago fire, and like Chicago, will be re
built Everybody seems ia good spirits
as it is hard to realize tbe dreadfulness of
this sudden calamity. When the Toklas
Singermans &Co'sbuilding fell about thir
ty people were near it and many of the m
were crushed. Similar accidents befell
most of the large buildings.
Portland, Ore., June 8. Late report
from Seattle indicate that the total los
by the fire will reach anywhere from
$15,000,000 to $10,000,000. The people decid
ed at a meeting yesterday morning to re
build the city with brick and stone. Th
military are guarding what property was
not burned. The city is quiet and every
body is hopef uL The Governor has issued
a proclamation appealing to the peopl
of the Territory to send aid for the suf
ferers by the fire.
Kntltle.l to Special Sympathy.
London, June S. The Times in an ed
itorial article says: "While thankful fo
our own immunity from calamities of ma
terial greatness like the Johnlown flood
and the Seattle fire, we can not forget
that in sorrow and suffering, which mak
the whole world akin, our America
brethren are entitled to special activity
and sympathy from ourselves."
A Fight with Arab.
Zanzibar, June 8. Captain Wissmann
has had another engagement with th
Arahs, in wnica the latter were com
pletely routed. He has also destroyed
their village of Saadani, Windji. Cap
tain Wissmann's casualties were trifling.
A Crook Barged.
Fatetteville, Ark., June 8. For
week past houses in various parts of th
town have been entered by a burglar
unusual skill and robbed of a Quantity
valuables. Suspicion pointed to a well
dressed young fellow named Baldwin
and an arrest was made. He had several
hundred dollars' worth of the stolen jew
Is in his possession.
AnarchT !:( In Crt.
Losdou, Juce 8. The latest reports
from Crete sho that complete anarcfc
reie-ns n the island. Murders aad out
rages of all kinds are of daily occurrence,
ft&4 go pun he 4,
PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL
A popular St Louis girl recentlj
received during a short spell of sick
ness five hundred roses and forty-eighl
pounds of candy.
More than one thousand empty
patent medicine bottles were found it
the house of a rich bachelor who died
at Knoxville, Pa., lately.
Hon. Allen G. Thurman believes
in territorial extension, and thinks
the United States will soon annex
Canada and all the continent.
Mr. James Laurenson, who ad
ministered the oath of office to Mr.
Wanamaker, is the oldest postal clerk
in the service of the Government and
has sworn in twenty-four Postmaster
Generals. Baron Maximilian Washington, a
relative of the immortal General and
the present head of one branch of the
family, resides in his Castle of Poels
in Styria. He is nearly sixty years
old and resembles In personal appear
ance his great ancestor.
A colored teacher In the public
schools at Atlanta, Ga., named Graves,
who was dismissed several years ago
for refusing to march with his pupili
in a procession in honor of Jeff Davis,
has been made a clerk in the Govern
ment service at Washington.
Mrs. Leland Stanford dresse9
elaborately, but she is one of the most
democratic woman in V asbingtoq
society. Her charities are. It is said.
"numerous and costly, and she givea
away about twenty thousand dollars a
year in trying to make her less favored
friends more happy.
Postmaster - Van Cott, of New
York, never fortrets a face. In the
Seventh senatorial district, which h
once represented, he is occasionally
called hand-shaker Van Cott, becaus
of his habit of shaking hands with hi
friends whenever he meets them.
Much of his success as a politician. has
been due to his courtesy to rich and
According to the New York Sun
Herr von Bulow has won one triumph
in America that has as yet been un:
chronicled. One afternoon while the
crowded audience was listening Bilent-
lr to his wonderful shadings, all ovei
tho house, up in the galleries, down in
orchestra, on either side of the bal
cony, mice come running out to hear
him play, as their ancestors came out
to hear the great master, Mozart, long
George Bancroft is very particular
to remove his glove before shaking
hands, whether at a simple "call" or a
chance meeting on the street. Victor
Hugo would never kiss a lady's gloved
hand, and if the hand were offered
with the clove on the aged poet very
coolly unfastened the glove and found
the desired place. Ladies knowing
his adherence to the- tenets of a past
Feneration took the precaution when
going to pay their respects to the poet,
to wear loose gauntlet gloves.
Tnstln S,, Morrill. Senator '
Vermont, is one of the mostBt
figures in the LTnited States Senate.
His great height is scarcely diminished
by a Blight stoop of his shoulders,
bowed by the weight of seventy-nine
years, and his luxuriant, wavy gray
hair and clear-cut features, so strongly
suggestive of Charles Sumner, always
attract the attention of strangers.
He has taken a leading part in all the
important legislation in the pust
twenty-four years, having divided that
time in Congress and the Senate, but
prides himself chiefly upon being tha
author of our present tariff laws.
"A LITTLE NONSENSE."
The gilded youth who arrays him
self less gorgeously than his brother
swell is kind of sub-dude.
Convalescent youth "I can't
swaller dis tallow, mammy, 'deed 1
can't?" Mother "You'd better eal
dat candle, you triflin' nigger! Ain't
de doctor charged me ter keep you on
a light dietP"
Mrs. Quizzly "Why, General,
you don't seem to like to see the ladies
kiss each other." General Oldbcau
"The result of a military education,
madam. I never like to see good am
Mr. Dasey (holding up a docapi
tated but squirming eel) "Honorah,
will yez catch on to th' basteP" Mrs.
Dasey "Oi t'ought It wuz kilt" Mr.
Da8ey"So it is, Honorah, so It is;
but th' baste hasn't einse enough tc
know it." Life.
She "Do you love music? I am
passionately fond of it." He (just in
troduced) "I knew you were. I
watched you the other night at the
opera, and the way your jaws kept
time to the music was a " She "Sir!"
Terre Haute Express.
"Uncle 'Rastus, you're failing fast
You're eighty, and I jruess this is the
last year of your life." "Well, maybe
it ia, boss; but I don't know dat Pro
fallln'. Any how, I'm a good bit
stronger than I whar de fust yar ol
my life." The Epoch.
Teacher "Johnnie, what part ol
speech Is noseP" Johnnio "'Taint
enny part of speech." Teacher "Ah,
but it must be." Johnnie "Mebbe
your'n is, because you talk through
it; but the only part of speech that
I've got is my mouth." N. Y. Ledger
Father "Bobby, are you too lame
and tired to walk a mile and a half to
the circus?" Bobby "No, indeed,
father." Father "Well, then, you
will go out In the yard and run the
lawn mower until bedtime. I've no
circus money this year." Omaha
"I am afraid your wife will give
you a cold reception," said Simpkin
to his friend with whom he had been
out rather late. "Yes; 6he is very in
consistent about those matters."' "In
consistent f ' "zes; she gives me a
cold reception in warm weather, and a
warm reception In cold weather.
At the Fish Dealer's. "Please
send up to my house to-morrow a
couple of nice bass." "Yes, sir."
"And, by the way, be sure they are
bass. I'm going off for a day, and er
er the last time I went I told my
wife it was for trout fishing, and you
sent up a fresh mackerel. The little
arror of vours are causicf etral&cl
relation? ia ray family." Epochs 1
OF GENERAL INTEREST.
It took ten men to put the hind
shoes on a Pennsylvania mule.
The French Lave over 80 wnya ol
cooking fowls, ind 113 methods oi
A citizen of Akron. O.. has applied
to tho police to arrest Satan for hang
ing about his house at nights.
A New York bootblack of an en
terprising turn of mind 6ends out his
business cards with the inscription:
Shoes shined by week or month at
your residence aaiiy, or oiner juu
Work done. Send for mo by mail.
A young man of Americus had
his picture taken recently, also one ol
his pointer dog. Then he called on a
young lady, presented tho picturos and
asked her to take her choice. She se
lected the picture of the dog and re
marked that she would look at it and
think of him.
A coroner's jury in Checdi!r: IIu-
gland, returned a erdict o( temporary
insanity ia the case of a shoemaker
who had hanged himself. Ihe poor
man had married a widow with sixtoeu
children, and, as the coroner observed.
they wanted no bettor proof that h
had lost his senses.
One of the "prairie schooners"
which rolled Into Oklahoma had this
inscription painted in huge letters
upon its white canvas cover: -Chinch-Buged
in Illinois, Cicloaned In Ne
braska, White capod in Indiana. Bald
knobbed in Missoury, Prohibited in
Kansas, Oklahomy or bust"
There are two idle superstitions
about cramps that come in the legs
and start a man out of his bed quicker
than any thing elso. One is to stick a
jackknife in tho headboard of a bed on
retiring for the night, and the other Is
to arrange the slippers very carefully,
bottom up, at tho foot of the bed.
A Maine farmer, vowing death to
foxes, placed a carcass near his barn
and then connected it by wire under
the snow with a boll in his bod-room.
A fox could not do vigorous work on
that piece' t meat without ringing tbe
bell, whereat the schemer would wake
up and go forth to tho slaughter. He
killed twenty-flve foxes by that dovlce
during the winter.
"The hottest day that I ever ex
perienced," said Paul Mercier, "was
during the summer of IKjO, while
aboard a ship at Key West, Fla. The
sun beamed down upon the deck of tho
vessel, and 6eemed to bo so close that
It would almost raise blisters. The
fires had gone out in tho kitchen, and.
as I was hungry, I procured several
fresh eggs, and put them on the deck.
The deck was covered with pitch,
which was boiling with the heat from
the sun. In less than five minutes
my eggs wero cooked hard. This
story may seem incrcdibio, but it is
It is ff' ' 'vat an astonishing feat-
one of to cv.. .
to employ a lawyer tw uo,euu uri the
conversation is generally something
like this: "Boss, kin I speak wid you
privately a minute?" "Certainly!
What can I do for you?" "Well, boss,
dv cot me up in de bic court."
What is the nature of the
acairst vou?'' "Dey cot me
of sumtin' 'bout a hog, but
An amusing story comes from
Japan of a native doctor who had bo
far assimilated his practice to Euro
pean methods that an English resi
dent, being ill, sent for him in the ab
sence of the only European doctor ol
the district. The Englishman having
elaborately described his symptoms,
the Jap doctor in his turn made o
long and very vague statement, from
which it was impossible to gather any
thing really definite, "But come, doc
tor," exclaimed tho patient at last,
naturally anxious know the nature
of his complaint, "you have not told
me what it is?" "Ah! you ask what
it is?" returned the native riwdico, In
what he intended to bo hi best Euro
pean manner. "Well. I will tell you.
Bar; it is five shillings.
"PIZE, THE BITTER."
Ills Remarkable Kodurano of Fatn on th
Field of Ilattlo.
Gall, known among tho Dakota In
dians as "Pizo, tho Bitter," is a noted
chief of that tribe. Ho was for the
past eighteen or twenty years the
right-hand man to Sitting Bull, whoso
exploits and atrocities are known to alL
In about the year 18C6, when the
erection of Fort Stevenson was begun
on the Upper Missouri, the soldiers
stationed at that point were one day
attacked by the Sioux orDakotas, and,
after a sharp skirmish, succeeded ic
repulsing the enemy. The method o!
attack and the con luct of the Indiana
led the commanding officer to bHiove
that Gall was in charge. He, there
fore, offerod flW to tho man wbc
would bring in his head. Stimulated
by such a reward some of the soldiers
searched among the dead for the cele
brated chief, but owing to tho rapidly
fading twilight the faces of tho slain
and wounded were not distinguishable
Two of the soldiers in passing thruxt
their bayonets through tho bodies and
finally retired to the camp.
Now, among those wounded in tho
skirmish was Gall, who waited for
night to come on. hoping to steal away
under its protecting shadows. On tho
approach of the soldiers ho feigned
death. Ho received two bayonet
thrusts, one clean through his chet-U
After all was quiet he managed tc
crawl away to tho camp of hi3 people,
several miles distant- He recovered
and continued his hostility againf tth?
whites with increased zeal untu.p
tured In 1881- On one occasion, in
1873. he called upon the Indian ager t
at Grand River Agency and inquired
why the Government persisted in re
taining troops in his country. Tt
agent asked in return why h? contin
ued hi hostility, whereupon Gail
(throwing off his blanket and ehibit
ing a magnificent physique) pointed
to two distinct scars (one upon either
side of hia chest and cm-re-;. on.! ii g
scars upon his baek), ruid said: "Th t
make m angry ft?aint tie white
K.4&.'" ifcllr3elL.;U Fresi.