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THE TRQCK TBEMTD AKOTXg. SATURDAY JUNE 1, 1039.
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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
8ATCBDAT, JCNE 1, 18S9.
- Ex-8bsatob Riddleberger, would
be Congressman Lanqhton and other an
tl-Mahone republicans may go to Wash
ington and chin the president all they
want to, but so far everything given out
In Virginia has gone to a Mahone man .
Oklahoma does not propose getting
left in the great scramble for office.
Corporal Tanner has appointed a board
of pension examiners for Guthrie, and the
civil service commissioners have received
a letter asking how soon examinations
are to be held in Oklahoma.
Ex-CON0RKS8MAN OCHILTREE, Who
spends his time in New York, but, for
political purposes, claims a residence in
Texas, says that Harrison has given him
control of all the federal patronage of
Texas. It may be just as Mr. Ochiltree
says, but, it may be remarked, Mr. OcbiN
tree is the champion romancer of the
Chicago Timet: Human nature is
crowded with inconsistencies. Two years
ago Cleveland was bitterly criticised be
cause he was ab-nt on a fishing excur
sion on Decoration day. General Harri
son no doubt shared the same feeling of
indignation. Yet President Harrison ab
sents himself from special service in mem
ory of fallen soldiers, and at a time when
he is considering the desirability of abol
ishing Sunday drills at the posts of the
army, he is sailing of a Sunday on the
Potomac in the private yacht of a stern
Sabbatarian, John Wanaraaker, who will
not permit postakclerks in the depart,
ment at Washington to come to their
desks Sundays. If the world would but
square its conduct with its professions,
what a comfortable existence mankind
Senators and representatives are in
the habit of complaining how they re
besieged and bored by applicants and
supplicants for official position, place or
promotion, and express more or less in
dignation that their precious time should
be so taken up and they burdened by
continuous pleading at the departments
and executive offices for official crumbs.
Bat arguments vindicating their own
course of action are not so often heard
from the other side. ' No doubt," said
an intelligent person of the latter class
recently, "personal and letter petitions
to members of congress are very un
merous, but these gentlemen should re
member how they wanted, worried for,
and received help to elect them to their
offices in the congressional and senatorial
campaigns. Members of congress and
senators surely cannot expect to escape
importunities any more than do constitu
ents in a canvass, on the hustings, or at
the polls. Votes are sought for, impor
tuned for, worked for by every means,
and it cannot be that successful candi
dates legislators, state and national,
congressmen and senators can forget
their obligations, and not be as ready to
give favors as to receive them."
At Trinity church. Rev R P Sweet,
rector, services tomorrow Sunday after
Ascension at 10:45 a m 12 m and 7:30
pm. At the chapel at 3:30 p m.
At the Y M C A meeting for young
men at the rooms Sunday afternoon at
3:30 p m, led by Will Philleo. Sub
ject, "Prayer." Also interesting talks
on the late national convention by the
delegates, Messrs. Lane and Nadler.
At the First M. . church, preaching
at 10:45 a m, by presiding elder, Rev Mr
Head, followed by the administering of
the Lord's supper. The evening service
will be conducted by the Young Ladies'
Home Mission circle. The. programme
win consist or short papers interspersed
with music. 8undav school at 9:15 am.
J F Robinson, superintendent. Young
people meeting at 7 p m.
At the Twentieth street Evangelical
Lutheran church, the Kev C A Mennicke,
pastor. Service at 10 a m. Text: Job
26:15-18:4. Thema: "Vondcm Basse
ond den Verfolgungen, welcbe alle
wabren Christen von den Kindern dieser
Welt erfahrcn muessen." At 7:80 p m,
Gemeindeversammlung. Service at 10 a.
m. at Buffalo Prairie, conducted by the
Rev C A Mennicke.
At the First Baptist church. Rev. H. C.
Leland, pastor. Morning service at 10:45.
Subject, "Ideal Christianity." Evening
subject, "The Resurrection of the Body."
Sunday school at 930 a m, J W Welch,
superintendent. Young people's and
converts' meeting at 6:30 p m. At the
Forty-fourth street chapel, Sunday
school at 230 pm, Services at 330 p
At the Broadway Presbyterian church,
the Rev R F Weidner, D. D.. will preach
at 10:45 a m. At 730 p m. Mr. Lang and
Mr. Frank Nadler, delegates to the In
ternational Y. M. C. A. convention, held
in Philadelphia, will review the more
important and interesting features of that
convention. All Y. M. C. A. workers
and friends are cordially invited. Sun
day school at 9:10 a m, Dr. J. W. Stew
art, superintendent. South Park Mission
Sunday school at 2:30 p m. Young
people's meeting at 6:45 p m.
-A Bnirh r Key."
The next star attraction at Harper's
theatre will be the presentation on next
Thursday night by a superior company
of Hoyt's famous comedy, "A Bunch of
Keys." Of this superior attraction the
San Francisco Report of April 16, says:
Hoyt's "Bunch of Keys" was produced
last evening at the Bush street theatre for
the first time, and the auditorium was
filled to overflow with the admirers of
the comedy playwright. The play this
year ia produced by the Sparks company,
under the mansgement of Gus Bothner.
Although it is the same old bunch of
keys they have grown more polished with
Beware of Oiaunsnu for Catarrh U' Contain
as mercury will surely destroy the sense
of smell and completely derange the
whole system when entering it through
the mucus surfaces. Such articles should
never be used except on prescriptions
from reputable physicians, as the damage
they will do are ten fold to the good you
can possibly derive from them. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no
mercury, and is taken internally, and
acta directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. In buying. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, be aura you get the genu
nine; it is taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co.
68old by druggists. . Price 75 cents
Dead by the Thousand
Frightful Havoc Wrought by the
ENORMOUS LOSS OF HUMAN LIFE.
fifteen Hundred Souls Go Down to Death
in the Bushing and Edg
A Peansylvanla Valley Swept Clean of
Hmuea and the Inhabitants Whirled
Away In the Seething and
Johnstown Wiped from the Face of the Earth
and Cambria Suffers a Like Fate Most
Fearful Catastrophe on Record in the Coun
tryFloods of Rain Cause the Bursting of a
Dam tn the Mountains and Let Loose De
struction in Most Appalling Form Heart
Breaking Scenes Witnessed by Those Who
Were Powerless to Halp the Drowning A
Property Loss of $15,000,000 Estimated Sto- "
riea of Survivors Details of the Horror.
PrrrsBCEO, June l A frightful calamity
has swept over a portion of this state. The
town of Johnstown has been wholly wiped
ut by a deluge and an estimate from Blairs
ville Intersection, puts the number of lost at
1,500. A man reviled from the river at Bol
ivar, who was swept away from Johnstown,
says positively that not less than 1,500 lives
are probably lost in the valley of the Cone
maugh. THE FIRST DISPATCHES.
Ghastly Freight la the River Borne by
PiTTSBCRO, Pa., June 1. A telegraph op
erator in the Pennsylvania railroad signal
tower at Sang Hollow, twelve miles below
Johnstown, says that about eighty-seven
dead bodies have floated past him down the
river from Johnstown. It is stated that the
reservoir above Johnstown broke about 5 p.
m. yesterday, and the water flooded the town,
carrying away houses by scores, and drown
ing probably hundreds of people. Wires are
down, and no communication could be had
with Johnstown last night. No trains are
running east of Blairsville, twenty -five miles
west of Johnstown.
Later. The latest report is that Johns
town is nearly submerged, and the roofs of
but two houses are visible, while it b still
raining, and the river rising at a very rapid
rate. The cause of the flood is attributed to
the bursting of a water-spout and the break
ing of the South Fork reservoir, which cov
ers an area of one square mile, and has had
twenty feet of water in it. The latest is
that Johnstown U now gone.
Over Two Hundred Dead Bodies.
Still Later. Pennsylvania railroad offi
cials in Pittsburg state that they have ad
vices that over 900 dead bodies have been
counted floating down stream at Johnstown
alone, while all along the line many addi
tional lives have been lost. A special train
has left Pittsburg with Pennsylvania rail
road officials, newspaper men and telegraph
operators on board. A telegraph office will
be opened at the nearest available point to
A Mass of Floating Buildings on Fire.
W. N. Hays, supervisor of the station of
the Pennsylvania railroad covered by the
flood, telegraphed at 10 o'clock lost night
to Superintendent Pitcairn as follows: "The
destruction is terrible. The river for three
quarters of a mile above the bridge is filled
with buildings and driftwood, forty feet high
and on fire, burning furiously, and entirely
beyond our control, I cannot estimate the
amount oi damage. I walked over to-night
from Johnstown to Bang Hollow four
miles. Johnstown is literally wiped out."
Clinging to the Driftwood.
Superintendent Pitcairn, who is at New
Florence, sixty-five miles east of Pittsburg
telegraphs that over 100 men, and children
passed Sang Hollow clinging to debris. Seven
were rescued at Sang Hollow, two at Cone
maugb furnace, and two at New Florence.
Only forty-seven of the 100 and over passed
' JUST BEFORE THE DISASTER.
.A Description of the Situation in Johns
town at S P. M. Yesterday.
Pittsburg, Pa., June L S. J. Herron,
'solicitor for The Times, left Johnstown at 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon and has just ar
rived in this city. Mr. Herron tells a graphic
story of the disaster that fell on the mountain
city. "All of Thursday afternoon and night,"
said be, "rain poured down in a deluge. The
little mountain streams swelled into torrents,
pouring their waters into the Conemaugh
driver, which passes directly through the cen
ter of the city. Soon the banks of the river
'overflowed, and the streets through the city
began to disappear beneath the rapidly in
creasing current House and bridges from
above the city were swept away by the flood,
and added largely to the damage further
Rescuing the Flood-Bound.
j "The water rose so rapidly that many peo
ple could not escape from their homes and
'ran to the upper stories, from which they
were rescued by men riding horses and
'mules. The scenes of rescue were most
.thrilling. Joseph Boss, a teamster, bad in
charge a pair of mules. He mounted one of
tbom to aid some people. The mule fell into
an excavation, carrying Rosa with it and he
Jwas drowned. When I left it looked as if
1,000 people were homeless. Thoy were gath
ered on the mountain sides looking sadly at
their James buried in the water.
' Immense Losses of Property.
I "The Cambria iron works were flooded,
throwing ii,000 men out of employment, be
dsides entailing a vast amount of damage to
,the mill The sweeping away of four or five
large bridges added greatly to the horror of
line scan Twelve car-loads of iron were run
out on the Oambria bridge in an attempt to
save that structure. The waters gathered
strength and sweept bridge, ears and iron
away as if they were straws. But one bridge
remains, and it is badly damaged. Lumber
was swept down with the flood in vast quan
tities. It is estimated that 1,000,000 or more
feet passed through the town yesterday
morning. The railroad stations were
thronged with victims of the flood, but they
were rescued in skin's, piano boxee and
rafta were used for this purpose.
Three of the Victims.
"Yesterday afternoon the water was still
rising, and the people were panic-stricken.
There is no doubt but that the loss of life
will be heavy. Three citizens of Pittsburg
are known to have been drowned. They oc
cupied a house just below the dam a short
distance above Johnstown. Their names are
Thomas Fallon, James Light and a telegraph
operator, name unknown."
ALONG THE KISKIMINETAS.
The Elver Foil of Wreckage and Drown
ing People All Towns Submerged.
Pittsburo, June L Reports from along
the Kiskiminetas river, into which the Cone
maugh empties, are most distressing. The
river near Salts burg ia filled with wreckage,
and a number of persons were noticed cling
ing to such timbers aa would bear their
weight At Blairsvillo men were stationed
c o the briiiges and bnnks in the hope of ree
caiug some of those who were being carried
c own the stream. The volume of water is un
I recedented. The iron bridge con
tecting Blairsville with Blairsville
latersection has been carried away and with
i -j a train of heavily loaded cars standing upon
t te bridge to hold it in place. This was the
lirgest and strongest bridge on the West
1 'ennsylvania railroad. It is thought that all
t f the West Pennsylvania railroad bridges
will share a similar fata.
The Inhabitants Panlo-Strlcken.
All of the towns in the Kiskiminetas val
1 y are expected to be submerged. Among
tiem are Livermora, Saltsburg, Apollo,
lieacbburg, and Avenmore, having popula
t onsof from 8,000 to 10,000 each. The in
t abitants along the river have been warned,
t at are almost panic-stricken at the idea of
t jeir great loss of property which is inevita
Ue. Loss of Life at Coketown.
Later reports from Coketown are to the ef
f ct that the entire town is submerged, and
a number of lives have been lost at that
THE WHOLE COUNTRY FLOODED.
Pennsylvania Railway Washed Away
Fleeing from the Deluge.
Pittsburo, Pa., June 1. A Oreensburg,
l a., special to The Times says: The banks
of the Conemaugh river are overflowed for
B tiles, and the whole country is deluged with
l iter. The Pennsylvania railway all along
t te river from Johnstown to New Florence
a washed away and travel is entirely sus
pended. The river rose so rapidly that all
operators in the towers between Sang Hol
low and New Florence had to flee for their
lives. The bridges at New Florence, on the
Pennsylvania railway, and Coketown on the
V'est Pennsylvania were carried away.
Eousea, furniture, etc, are being carried
d wn the river.
Streets Under Water.
Bradford, Pa., June L The heavy rains
of Thursday night and yesterday morning
btve swollen Lime creek's east and west
branches into rivers. Several streets are un
dr water. People living on Hilton street
w ere compelled to move their effects to the
ujper streets. The tracks of the Buffalo,
F. ochester and Pittsburg railway are afoot
aixi a half under water, and all trains south
h ive been abandoned.
IMPLORING HANDS IN THE FLOOD.
Terrible Evidences of the Catastrophe
Bolivar, Pa., June L The water is high
er here than was ever known, and two-story
bouses, barns, stables, whole forests of trees,
outhouses, smokehouses, railroad bridges,
n.fta. inverted skiffs and driftwood by the
aire, from all of which imploring hands were
hold out to those on the banks, willing but
impotent to help, have floated down the
swollen torrent of the Conemaugh. Inform
al ion received is meager, but for the most
port accurate. At Lockport, two miles east,
more than twenty people have been taken
from the flood.
"Hely, Help, for God's Sake?"
The first great rush of water reached here
at 7 o'clock last evening. This came from
tl e bursted dam above Johnstown. It came
like a frenzied whirlpool, and before the
pxople could realize it they were in its grasp.
F srtunately the people living on the low
ljing ground escaped. At 7:30 o'clock a
gi-eat pile of driftwood was swept along and
from it shriek upon shriek for "Help, help;
f c r God's sake!" came.
Passed on to Their Doom.
The horrified spectators on the shore saw
tl ree women, to one of whom were cling
ing two children, neither of whom was ap
pj-ently more than an infant The rapidity
oi the current and the position of the raft on
tl e stream, together with the lack of facili
ty for rescuing, precluded the possibility of
even thinking in the matter, and the raft
pussed out of sight, the screams of the
waraen and children blending in their plead
ings for aid long after the raft was around
Heart-Sickening Sights la the Stream.
The stream then became thickly strewn
with men, women, and children, clinging to
all sorts of temporary means of salvation
and two men and a woman clung madly to
tte lops or 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 linn and ran to the river bank.
Tlie noose of the lao fell over the boy's
nck and shoulders, and a moment later the
dtenched, poverty -stricken little fellow was
hi uled to the bank.
All That Waa Left of the Family. "t
He was soon restored, and stated that his
im me was Edward Harsten, 13 years of age.
Hjhad lived with his father and grand
father and mother in Cambria City, a part
oi Johnstown. At 4 o'clock their home bad
I en caught in the volume of water let loose
by the bursting of the dam. They had all
cl mbed upon a mass of driftwood nnd were
carried along. Their raft went to pieces
af ainst a cringe pier, and he bad not seen
hi) relatives since, but thought that they
w re all drowned.
A Little Babe in the Torrent.
Mr. Rhoades, at Blairsville Intersection,
af ent, saw a woman floating by on the roof
of a bouse. With arms outstretched she
called in tl e most piteous tones to save her.
"Oh, my God," she cried, "save, save me." "I
caught the name of Lucy," said Mr. IUioades,
"above the roar of the flood. Just ahead of
tbs bouse we could plainly see a cradle float-
in ; with a little babe in it The child seemed
to be sleeping, but more than likely was dead.
A little after 2 o'clock an engineer of the
Pennsylvania railroad saw three men drown
at the railroad bridge in Johnstown. At that
tune the water was fully fifty feet deep.
Agrees That l,SOO Were Drowned.
A wrecking train left here this morning to
cli ar the tracks and re-establish comraunica
tic ns. The people along the route between
this place and Johnstown are well nigh par-
al red by fear. At Bolivar the water is tbs
highest in history. It is now over the bed of
th'i old Pennsylvania canal, which has never
be' ore been submerged.
'oe Duffy was saved from the river. He
estimates that fully 1,500 people were
ar jwnea. Me saw a number of persons about
duo sucked under the turbulent water,
an 1 they never appeared again. .
Three-quarters of the city of Johnstown
wts submerged. The water roue up to the
third stories of the houses in five minutes.
Whole Streets Washed Awav.
lie saw the bouses of one entire street
wished away in a short time. He floated on
thfi driftwood to Lockport, and then jumped
into the flood and swam about twenty-five
ya-ds to the shore. The family of John
1 nomas, including bis wife and five children.
were lost The hired girl and another man
na ned Harvey, were also drowned. Duffy
says oe saw people carried off by the flood in
A Hero's Noble Work.
At Lockport sixty-five families are home-
leal, having lost everything but their lives.
Edward Dick, a young railroader, rescued
an old gentleman, a lady named Adams, of
Columbia, and ber two children by swim-
mi tg out to the house in which they were
im risoned. Cutting a hole in the roof and
pulling them through, he then swam ashore
wiih them, one at a time until all were
sav ed. Dick then fell exhausted.
8aya 8,000 Are Drowned.
1 'a trick Madden was nearly dead when
pul led from the river. He was in the house of
Ed ward Gorvey. All were caught Ten min
ute Iaterrtue house was wrecked. Garvey and
his son-in-law were downed, and Madden was
tht3wu into the flood. "When I rose to the
surface I saw my wife banging to a piece of
scaitling. She let it go, and was drowned
almost within reach of my arm. My wife
ant. six children are all missing, and I fear
axe arowned. There are without doubt fully
a,uv people lost between Conemaugh and
SURVIVOR'S TERRIBLE STORY.
Hb, Is gore 1,500 people Am Lost The
Rush of Water.
I LATASYILLK, Pa., June L At Lockport.
abc ut eighteen miles from Johnstown, the
soaieof the disaster, Eliel Benson, an old
mai; Mrs. Boyle, Paddy Madden and two
Hnigarians were rescued. Mr. Benson said:
"li ve in Cambria City. I think not k
thai 1,500 people, were lost. Jn the bouse
wit i me on Chestnut street, were tea per
sons beside myself, and I feel sure they were
all lost Up to 4 o'clock in the afternoon the
water, which was seven feet deep in the
streets, remained stationary.
The Deluge Upon The so.
"About 4 o'clock in the afternoon the great
rush came. In fifteen minutes the water
rose fully ten feet, and in five minutes more
I am sure fifty houses came floating down
the streets. There were people in every one
of them, and God only knows how many
The House Goes to Pieces.
"As they were carried off the houses were
jammed together and against the houses still
standing, and in a very few minutes they
were all battered to pieces before they had
been carried very far. The house I was in
was soon smashed to pieces, and I managed
to jump on the cellar door. In a few minutes
I was rushed off into the flood, and when I
looked back where Cambria City stood, there
was nothing but a great lake of water. It
looks to me as if every house had been raised
or covered over.
The Cries of the Drowning.
"The vast sheet of water was full of float
ing timbers, roofs of houses, rafts, boards and
other articles. The scene was indescribable.
The cries of men, women and children were
fearful. I passed Paddy Madden's wife, my
son's wife and a man clinging to the roof of
a house. I called to them and bade them
Saved by the Cellar Door.
"In a short time I was caught by the
water and turned under. Every once in a
while I got into a whirlpool and more than
once almost lost my grip on the cellar door.
I saw people in the water ahead of me and
all around me. Many of them were struck
by the crashing timbers and killed outright.
They were so badly hurt that they fell into
the water and drowned at once."
Lost Hnsband and Nine Children.
Mrs. Boyle was also rescued at Lockport
The poor woman was moaning and crying
and would not he oomforied. Her husband
and nine children are supposed to be
CAUSE OF THE CATACLYSM.
Description of the Reservoir That Wrought
the Fearful Havoc
Greexsbcrg, Pa., June 1. The reservoir
was situated about eighteen miles northeast
of Johnstown, on the site of the old reservoir
that was one of the feeders of the Pennsyl
vania canal It is the property of a number
of wealthy Pittsburg men, who constitute
the South Fork Fishing and Hunting club.
The sheet of water was formerly known as
Conemaugh lake. It is from 300 to 300 feet
above the level of Johnstown, and is three
and a half miles long by from one to one and
a quarter miles wide and in some places is
100 feet deep. It is the largest reservoir in
the United States.
Contraction of the Dam.
The dam holding the water in check was
from 700 to 1,000 leet long, ninety feet thick
at the base, 110 feet high, and twenty feet
thick at the top. It was inspected monthly
by a Pennsylvania railroad engineer. It is
supposed that a cloud burst suddenly, add
ing such volume of water to the immense
amount already accumulated by swollen
streams that the dam could not support the
strain. Several members of the South Fork
club were on the spot with their families,
among them some prominent merchants and
COMING LIKE A TIDAL WAVE.
The First of the Flood Reaches Pittsburg
Preparing for Ryescnes.
Pittsburo, June 1, 3 a. m, The bead
water of the flood from the Conemaugh and
Kiskiminetas rivers has just reached this
city. It is coming down the Allegheny river
very much as a tidal wave. Debris of all
kinds is tumbling about, and the river is
rising very rapidly. The banks of the Alle
gheny river are thronged with anxious
watchers. Details of police and firemen from
Pittsburg and Allegheny have secured all the
available boats, and are closely watching the
fast increasing flood with its cargo of dead.
Signal fires are kept burning along the shores
almost the entire distance from this city to
Free port, six. y miles above, where the Kis
kiminetas river empties into the Allegheny
Cambria Completely Devastated.
Cambria Citt, Pa., June 1. There are
prolwbly a d-wen houses in what was a thriv
ing manufacturing town fortyleight hours
ago. Ko estimate can be formed of the
amount of damage, but the probable loss of
life is terrible. There are at present fifty
lives known to have been sacrificed, and hun
dreds of icop!e are homeless. The cold, raw
weather of this morning is particularly se
vere on those who are without shelter and
no means of relief at hand, as the trains can
not reach here from west or east Every
thing possible is being done for the suffer
ers. Lom Estimated at IS, OOO.OOO.
Communication with the outer world has
been cut off and only temporary accommo
dation can be had. Some place the damage
to property at from $12,000,000 to 1 1.1,000,
000, but until the excitement calms it is im
possible to form any correct estimate.
A More Hopeful Statement.
Johnstowjt, via Blairsville, Pa., June L
It is impossible at this time to estimate what
the loss to life and property has been, so
great is the terror and confusion. Families
are scattered from Conemaugh to Sheridan
station, and hundreds are safe when it was
thought they had perished. On the other
hand scores have been drowued when it was
thought they were safe. It will take the
light of day and a return to comparative
cool-beadodneas to estimate, even approxi
mately, who have perished and who have
been rescued. Some of the level-headed cit
izens are disposed to think that many of
those who were caught in the rush, of
waters were able, through- the medium of
the driftwood, to keep themselves afloat until
kind hands at points below took them off.
At midnight not a few of those given up as
lost have turned np.
In the Track of the Destroyer.
Derby, Pa., June I The town of South
Fork, which contained about 2,000 inhabit
ants, lay in the course of the flood which
swept down from the broken dam to Johns
town, and it is believed that four-fifths of
the town was carried away. Four miles
lower down was the village of Mineral Point,
with 800 inhabitants. It seems difficult to
hope that any of them escaped. Six miles
further down was Conemaugh, with 2,600
people, but in this case the formation of the
country afforded some chance for escape.
The town itself was devastated. Woodvale
with 2,000 people, lay still further down. It
Death on the " Blue Juniata."
PrrrsBCTRQ, Pa., June L A special from
Tyrone, Pa., says the Juniata river has over
flowed its banks at that place and flooded the
southern portion of the city, causing great
damage. All of the railroads centering at
Tyrone are greatly damaged. One man is
reported drowned at Curmins villa. A dis
patch from Clearfield says two young ladies
were drowned while endeavoring to escape
from the flooded district
Collieries Forced to Suspend.
PrrrsBUBO, Pa., June L A Oreensburg
(Pa.) special says: The heavy rains of the
past forty hours have caused great damage.
AU collieries in this vicinity have been
forced to suspend, and many are washed out
The bridge west of here has been swept
away. Advices from points on the Reading
road and its branches show great damage.
Dead and Alive Floating Past.
Kw Florkkc, Pa, June L The water
is higher here than it was ever known before,
and still rising. Centerville, across the river,
is half submerged, but no lives were lost
here. Two persons were resetted from float
pieces of wreck, and forty-five others were
seen floating past, besides many dead bodies.
Bang Un Alarm Bella.
York, Pa., June 1.-1:30 a. m. The lower
parte of the city are inundated. A general
alarm has been sounded by the bells of the
city, and families are moving. The water is
within a few feet of the bridges.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA, INUNDATED. -
The Storm. Rages with Unabated Fury
The City la Darkness. .
Fbkdkrickbbcbo, Va., June L One of
the most disastrous storms that has visited
this section for fifty years commenced here
about 10 o'clock Thursday night and has
continued with unabated fury. Bridges
were washed out on the Richmond, Freder
icksburg and Potomac railway between
Quantico and Richmond, All trains north
and south have been abandoned here. The
part of the city bordering the river front is
entirely submerged. The water is rising at
the rate of twenty-two inches per hour.
No Light for the City.
The electric light works in the city are un
der water. Water is now rushing into the
gas-house and the supply of gas is shut off.
The town is in total darkness. The streets
are completely flooded with water, and com
munication by wire is paralyzed. The Phil
adelphia and Baltimore steamers bound for
Fredericksburg had to make harbor at
Blackwell's on account of the fury of the
The fire department has been called out to
take families out of the flooded houses in the
lower part of the city. The sto m has cov
ered Maryland and done great damage, but
details are not obtainable.
The Big Kanawha Booming.
Charleston, W. Va., Jnne L The Big
Kanawha river is on a rampage, and this
place is in danger of being submerged. The
Chesapeake and Ohio railroad bridge has
been swept away.
A Bad Day for Base BalL
Chicago, June L But two of the League
base ball clubs did any playing yesterday
the Philadelphia and Indianapolis. The
scores were: At Philadelphia (first game)
Indianapolis 8, Philadelphia U; (second game)
Indianapolis 4, Philadelphia 11 six innings,
American association: At Columbus Lou
isville 2, Columbus 7. Other games post
Western league: At St Paul Sioux City
3, St Paul 9; at Des Moines Denver 7, Des
A Mighty Inconvenient Fire.
Owessboro, Ky., June 1. The residence
of John Jamison, a prominent farmer,
burned Thursday. When the fire was dis
covered Mrs. Jamison was in the throes of
childbirth and bad to be carried into a field
to be out of danger Twenty minutes after
she was taken from the house Mrs. Jamison
gave birth to a fine boy, and as quickly as
possible she and her child were removed to
the house of a neighbor wherd both are do
ing well William Boyd was terribly burned
while the fire was in progress.
Prominent Ex-Confrderate Dead.
Richmond, Va., June L Dr. 8. P. Moore,
late surgeon general Confederate States
army, died suddenly in this city yesterday
morning. He was in letter health and spir
its than usual when he retired at 11 o'clock
Thursday night but shortly afterwards be
bad a spell of coughing and a slight hemor
rhage, and at 1:30 o'clock in the morning be
Fifty Thousand Ma-tons In Line.
Washington Citt, June L Preparations
for the triennial conclave of Knights Templar
next fall are going forward with some rap
idity. Advices received from the various
comuiatvleries throughout the country indi
cate that fully 50,000 Masons will be in line
tke day of the parade.
THE HUNT IS BAFFLED.
Facts and Opinions Relating to the Search
for Cronln's Assassins.
Chicago, June 1. Yesterday passed with
out any further developments in the Cronin
case, except that Coughlin, Sullivan and
Woodruff were brought into court and
charged with the murder, to which they
pleaded not guilty, and were taken back to
jail. A motion to quash thn indictment was
made, but no time set for the argument.
Made the Most of It.
The arrest of a man named "Mack" Will
iams provided the evening papers with ma
terial for long articles and big headlines. He
was alleged to know all about the crime. It
turned out that he w.ts a man who had es
caped some time since from the Bridewell,
and he was taken back there. He had noth
ing to do with the case, bo Chief Hubbard
Not the Work of the Clan.
Lawyer Hynes, who is very active in the
search for the murderers, declares his belief
that the Clan-na-Gael had nothing to do with
the murder as a body, and that the crime
was the work of individuals acting for them
No Further Arrests Warranted.
Chief Hubbard is credited with the state
ment that there is no evidence warranting
any additional arrests of "suspects" who are
resting under the suspicion of Cronin's
friends, while Lawyer Alexander Sullivan
gave a reporter who wanted him to talk the
"shake" in a very vigorous style, threatening
to pitch him out of his oflice if he didnt take
a less emphatic hint The reporter went
Tatrirk Egan's Comments.
Patrick Egan bas been interviewed in New
Tork, and declares the story false that Sul
livan got money from Lim in Paris to assist
the physical force party. He says every dol
lar of the fund has been accounted for. He
expressed the opinion that the methods of
those who are trying to fasten guilt upon
Alexander Sullivan are despicable.
On Muddy Race Courses.
Latonia., Ky., June 1. At the races here
yesterday the winners were: Jakie Toms,
mile, 1:22.V; Kedar Khan, 1 mile, 1:53;
Adele M., 4 furlongs, l:lli; Ben Hazen, 1
mile 70 yards, l:5f; Avondale, fi mile,
1-.22K. Track muddy and heavy.
Chicago, June 1. The racers at the West
Side track yesterday ploughed through a
quagmire. The winners were: Schoolmaster.
mile, 1:27; J. B. Clay, mile heata, best
time 1:25; Unite, 1 mile, 1:58; ,S,Big Three,
1 miles, 2 :32X; Lord Grosvenor, mile,
New York, June L The track at Jerome
park yesterday was only fair, and the races
were won as follows: Iago, 7 furlongs,
1:13; Fides, 1 miles, 2:00?; Lonely, J
mile, 1:W; Eolian, 1,400 yards, Stfl; Mira
cle, 1,400 yards, 2:25; Ernest, mile, 1:18.
Thieves Celebrate Decoration Day.
Madison, Wis., June L During the me
morial services Thursday several houses were
entered by sneak-thieves and jewelry and
small amounts of money stolen. . Three men
were arrested at Milton Junction on tele
graph orders from the chief of police of Mad
ison, their names heinr Jnhn Thnmn uA
. n h.-umwji, - I ll
uel Bagland and James Taylor. On the per
son w we taiter nearly au oi toe stolen prop
erty was found. .
Harriet Hnbbard-Ayer's Case.
Niw York, June 1. In the suit of Har
riet Hubbard-Ayer against Jamea M. Sey
mour, his son, Allen Louis Seymour, and
the letter's wife, Judge Daly, of the court
of common pleas, yesterday appointed Mr.
Richard M. Henry receiver of the 498 shares
of the Kecamier Manufacturing company
standing in the name of Harriet A. Sey
mour, and which are in dispute.
Should Have Stood by the Ship.
Watkktown, N. Y., June L When the
barge Bavaria, which was stranded upon
Gallup island, was reached by a wrecking
party she was discovered to be in very good
condition. Had the members of ber crew re
mained on board no accident would have be
fallen them. The reported loss of two women
and nine children was an error. They axe
ssn wiaows ana orpnans.
A Skull aa Thla aa Paper.
New York, June L Francis Rafferty,
laborer, who was killed Wednesday by
Charles R. Partridge, lumber merchant, had
a very thin skull. This was the prancrpaj
reason why the blow of a hickory beard-rub
proved fatal so quickly. Coroner Hauler.
accompanied by Dr. Frank Ferguson, want
(owe new xora nospitai Thursday after
noon. Dr. Ferguson was surprised to flad
that Rafferty's skull was the thinnest ens B
bad aver seen. In soma places it was aa
thicker than heavy paper. Parts that in aa
ordinary adult's cranium are oaa-aigtn of a
inch thick, had a thickness of barely onertair-
ty -second Ui or an inch m Rafferty skull.
SPRING HAS GOME!
and with it
i tlMPROVSM i
ILace Curtain Stretchers fl
CUT OF FOLOmS FWAMC
Will $sve yoo Money, Time and Labor,
For Sale By
Tackled a Tartar.
Some Self-Appointed Regula
tors Mistake Their Man.
A WELL WIELDED BAR C IKON
And a Muscular Young Man Do Some Ei
cellent Work on a Masked Mob Six or
Them Laid Out and the Others Draw OAT
The I'nappreclatlve State Add to the
Anguish by Puttins; the " Reformers " In
Vinton, Ia., June L The vicinity of Van
Horn is in a state of unwonted excitement
over the work of an organized mob. Some
days ago Frank B.an and Mrs. J. W.
Hughey had a quarrel about the possession
aud use of the stalls in a stable on a farm.
Mrs. Hughey, it is said, used a pitchfork in
a struggle with Bean, and he in turn hurt
her pretty badly. A night or two after the
house of J. L Bean, father of Frank Bean,
was entered by fifteen or twenty masked
and armed men and the family fiercely as
saulted. Went for Wool and Got Shorn.
They proceeded to Frank's room, but the
latter met them at the door armed with a
piece of iron two feet long and beat them
back. He laid out six of them as fast as
they advanced. No less than five shots were
fired by the mob, and the house was spat
tered with blood. Frank, who did most of
the fighting for the family, received a flesh
wound on the leg. Mrs. Bean was sick in
He Gave Himself Away.
The next morning F. E. Taber, of Big
Grove township, came to Vinton with a bad
pistol-shot wound in the left elbow. He was
arrested, and the sheriff started for Van
Horn, where be arrested Clint Andrews. Gus
Hussey, Bill Carter, Harry Nicholds, Frank
Leonard, J. O. Csrter, Owen Tyler, Deacon
H. M. Shutts, George Hughey, James E.
Catlin, John C. Shaw, L. E. Shutts, and O.
The Mob Got into JalL
It is alleged that O. Davis bought the
masks and distributed them to the rest It
is also alleged that Davis, Catlin, H. M.
Shutts, and J. O. Carter were the ones who
aroused the people to do tho deed. They
were all taken to Vinton by Sheriff Barr and
placed in jail. More arrests are looked for.
RETURN OF AN EX-EOODLER.
McGarlgle, of Chicago, Geta Back from
Canada and Is a Free Man.
Chicago, June L Ex- Warden McOarigle,
against whom a sentence of two years in the
state's prison for boodlerism was pending,
appeared voluntarily in Judge SbejiardV
court yesterday, pleaded guilty to a charge
of conspiracy, and accepted a fine of f 1,000,
This disposes of the case, and the money be
ing paid McGarigle was released.
Why the Action Was Taken.
The state's attorney made an explanation
of his course in the case to the judge. Ha
said that the decision of the supreme court
of the state having reversed tb
judgment of the lower court re
fusing Mt-Donalil, another of th
boodlens, a new trial, it would be impossible
to secure McOarigle's conviction. Alo Mc
Garigle being in Canada there was no way
to get him back in ( hicago except to com
promise with him Therefore he thought it
best to get a plea of guilty together with the
fine aud costs than to get nothing. This re
leases MfGar igle's bondsmen. It will be re
membered that McGarigle gave the sheriff
the slip when that officer took him out to hit
home to see his wife preliminary to leaving
for Joliet, by asking permission to take a
bath. The plan was well laid, and McGar
igle stepped out of the bath-room and disap
peared, being next heard from in Canada.
No riace Like Chicago.
McOarigle's appearance indicated the most
perfect health. His faca was fuller and
rounder than when be gave Sheriff Matson
the slip, and there was a ruddy clow on it
The climate of Canada evidently agreed with
mm. ma bead was a litt e more bald and
the gray hairs a little more plentiful, but hs
looked well, and everybody congratulated
him on his appearance. He wouldn't talk.
except to say that be proposed to stay here;
mm uiere was no place in the world like the
Windy City for him. As soon as he could
get away from his .friends and the reporters
be took a cab and hastened off to Lake View
to his family.
The Other Cases Kollied.
The states attorney aim entered a noils
prosequi in tbe rase of McDonald and all the
other boodler cases, and this ends the great
iajok county conspiracy trials.
LEGITIME IS KNOCKED OUT.
Hlppolyte Captures Port-aa-Prlnoa
Paris, June L Hipnoly te telesrarjha from
Haytitbat be has defeated Legitime and
captured Port-au-Prince, and that ha hat
proclaimed himaeH provisional president
It is estimated at the treasury department
mac toe pubuc debt reduction duilng tbe
month of May was $7,500,000.
The comptroller of the currency has au
thorized tbe Continental National bank of
Bt Louis, Ma, to begin business with a cap
ital or f3,uuu,uuu.
The manager and assistant manairer of the
Ballymena (Ireland) branch of the Provin
cial Bank of Ireland, have been found on a
road near Ballymena shot dead.
Severe storms in Maryland have resulted
in tbe destruction of much valuable property.
In West Virginia the heavy rains caused
floods by which millions of feet of lumber
have been swept away.
Sept 6. 1889, H. A. Coleman, colored,
stepped up behind James Grant, a Norfolk
county, Virginia, dairyman as be was milk
ing a cow, and nearly beheaded him with an
ax. Friday Coleman's neck was broken by
the sheriff of the county at Portsmouth, Vs.
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He will make a great effort to perpetuate the good name of tbis
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