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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Tuesday, Jcnk 4. 1889.
The Mrhool Klrettoa.
Three weeks from today occurs the
annual election for members of the board
of education of the Rock Island public
schools. The election of a member to
fill the unexpired term of . Mr. J. H
Yore, requires the election of three direo
tors this year, President Reimers and
Director Durham retiring. Already the
names of several of our best citizens have
been mentioned in connection with this
Important office, which guarantees the
selection of desirab'e and well qualified
directors, do matter whom the individ
uals are. Besides the retiring members,
which also includes Mr. W. S. Knowlton,
appointed temporarily to fill the Tore
vacancy, Maj. II. C. Con cell, Dr. C. C.
Carter and Messrs. J. W. Welch, J. M.
Buford, W. L. Aster and Sew all Dodge
arc favorably spoken of. Probably the
sentiment in favor of Mr. Aster is more
pronounced at the present time, as he is
the accredited candidate of the Alumni
association, whose members are naturally
much interested in the efficiency of the
public school system. A feeling that the
society should be represented on the
board, led to a meeting, whose choice Mr
Although politics have been sensibly
eliminated from school matters, in choos
ing me mree directors at the coming
election the established rule of having as
nearly an equal representation as possi
ble between the two political parties
should be observed. This requires the
election of two democrats this year, the
holdovers, Directors Thomas and Barth,
being both republicans. Another thing
to be considered is to determine who
shall stand for the short term and who
for the full three years.
A Xie Revert.
The "Elm Street Concert Garden" is
the name of the new garden near Iluber's
brewery on Elm street, operated by Mr.
uuuojpn timelier, wno was for many
years the well known proprietor of Hin-
cher's garden, on the bluff in Davenport
Mr. Hincher thoroughly understands the
business, having fitted the Elm street
garden with conveniences for the amuse
ment of old and young. The garden is
finely shaded and there is no cooler place
In the three cities in which to enjoy your
self in warm weather. There will be a
grand opening of the garden on Thurs
day evening, June 13, announcement of
which can be seen elsewhere in this pa
THE CRONIN MURDER INQUIRY.
Testimony Itrfoi-e the t'oronpr'i Jury
few ir I'oliitu Developed.
Chicago, June 4. Tho eviilonre given at
the coroner' investigation in the Cronin can
yesterday was almost entirely a repetition of
facta already published, dealing with the
Identification of the Icxly, the hiring of the
rig, renting of the coUnge and of the flat on
Clark street, and the other occurrences pre
liminary to the di.-ap.euraiHe and discovery
of the body.
The Iceman Vouched for Them.
The only nw development was the state
ment of Carlxon, the owner of the cottage,
that P. O. Sullivan, the leemnn, had told
them that he was acquainted with the mys
terious tonnnt, and would lie responsible for
Cronln'i Charge Against Ales. Sullivan.
Mrs. Onklin and Frank Scanlan lotli tes
tified in response to question that Dr. Cro
nin had ofteu said that Alexander Sullivan
wanted him out of the wuy, and that his
frit-nil would know where to look in case he
TELLS A TERr.iSLE STORY.
A Sailor Reports the I.im. of a Vessel with
IUriNK, Wis. Jih-i. ; Rtihert York,
claiming to b i, of the schooner
Isaac ilnmtten, .'- - .f the Houston
being shipwrv k.ii m -A - t i-n lives lost He
says th- JloiisU-n, mi miles oft Milwau
kee during the storm of Friday meat, broke
completely in two, and C'apt. Hudson, his
wife and two children, First Mate Fowler,
and eleven of the crew prrihsod. take men
here give York's story litllo oredence.
Time on the Kare Trnrk.
New Y)RK, June 4. K-rnplan l won ti e
mile race at Jerome jvirk yesterday in
0:5I?4 Jnv F. Dae Ui" 1 mile in lMU.'tf. J. A.
R the 1 miles in 2:M, Miracle the mile
in 1 :1!'4. Brown Cunrlie the lfck) yards in
I :iV; and St. Valentine the 1 Mi; miles in
C'llirAoo, June 4. At tho West Side
course yesterday the winners were: Cashier,
Schoolmaster and J5nrklT. each mile; St.
Alb.ms 'Z milo and John I):ily 1 1-10 miles.
The tune was so poor that it is not worth
recording; for m-t;in-- mile in 1 :1!0f.
St. lifii'is. June 4 At the races here yes
terday BridgeliKht won th.. mile in 1
Cartoon the miMn in l:."si', Little Critter
the 4 niile in 1:17';. .Mnymps the 1 mile in
l:47j, and Iy Angehrt the 1 ;g' miles in
She Killed Her Iluxhaml.
SpniNoriELD, Ills., June 4. Joseph W,
Arnold, a wealthy farmer who resided two
miles from this city, was shot and killed yes
terday by bis wife, as the result of a do
mestic quarrel. Mrs. Arnold is in jail. -
Silk Mills Destroyed by Fire.
Patekson, N. J., June 4. Poherty &
Woodswort'sh silk mill was burned last night
All the raw material In the mill was saved.
but the machinery is damag-xt, and the lots
will aggregate fi.yjOO; insured.
Senator Stanford's Nieee Insane.
Nob walk, Conn., June 4. Mrs. Latbrop,
niece of Senator Luland Stanford, has be
oome violently insane, and has been token
to Dr. Buell's private asylum.
Beware of Olmmsnts for Catarrh that Contain
u 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 tbem. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney "& Co., Toledo, O., contains no
mercury, and la taken Internally, and
acts directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. In buying Ball's
Catarrh Cure, be sure you get the genu
uine; It is taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by P. J. Cheney & Co.
a&Sold by druggists. Price 75 cents
Lost. "I don't know where; I can't
tell when ; I don't see how something of
greaWalue to me, and for the return of
which I shall be truly thankful, viz: a
Found. Health and strength, pure
blood, an appetite like that of a wolf,
regular digestion, all by taking that pop
nlar and peculiar medicine. Hood's Sar
saparilla. I want everybody to try it
this season." it is sold by all druggists.
One hundred doses one dollar.
Warned but Heedless.
How Danger Was Dared at the
Johnstown Horror. -
TIMELY WARNING THRICE GIVEN
And Each Time Sneered at as a Scare
Not Worth Taking Sotice of
The Alarm at Last,
Bat It Rings Only to Mingle with
Roar of the Destruction That Is
Upon Them Story of the
Breaking; of tha Dam.
A Wild Rid Down the Mountain t Notify
the People Estimates of the Loss of Lifs
Still Vary, but None Does Lower Than
S.ooo An Acre of Dead Bodies Over Two
Thousand Already Recovered A Faithful
Dog's Struggle to Sav a gabe Miraculous
Escapes and Pathetic Incidents Tha Cry
for Aid Meets Ready Response Reports of
Destruction from Numerous Places.
Johnstown, Fa., June 4. About 11 p. m.
Thursday, Kay SO, the storm burst upon the
city of Johnstown and continued until 11:30
a. m. Friday. At 8 a. m. Friday tho torrent
began to pour Into the city from the creeks
and rivers. At 10 a. m. there was no outlet
for the people. Tho first message from tho
lake at South Fork was received at 10 a. m.
Friday that the dam was weakening. But
the people or the few that heard tho report
laughed to scorn this message, saying tbey
had heard such nows before.
Two Other Messages.
The second came at 11 :S0 a. m. It was to
tho effect that the dam was likely to burst at
any moment. At 2:30 the final message was
received, advising the people to flee to the
mountains for their lives, as the dam must
surely burst within tho hour. There was no
suoh warning to tho people as should have
been given. The message was held by a few
officials about the railroad, who neglected to
sound the alarm until it was too late.
At that time the water had reached the
second story of some of the dwellings in the
lower part of the city. All bridges had been
swept away by tho avalanche of water then
pouring through the city. Tho warnings,
which were received in ample time for all to
have escaped, were sneered at and cast aside
as being an old story.
Tha Bells Ring the Alarum.
adoui o:ou tne wnwtu-a -and bells gave
warning that tho dam had broken, but than
it was too late. There was a roaring sound,
and before the people could realize the dan
ger tha water was upon them in a mass, car
rying everything before it. Had they taken
warning in the morning from the messages
received thousands of lives would have been
The Man Who Saw the Danger Firs.
South Fore, Pa,, June 4. It was John
C. Park who first saw tha danger that
threatened the valley by the bursting of tho
dam. Early Friday morning Mr. Park, who
is an excellent civil engineer, discovered that
tbo waters would have to have an additional
outlet or the dam would give way. Secur
ing a force of thirty Italians, ho set to work
to prepare another sluice. In half an hour
his purpose had been accomplished, but still
the water continued to rise.
A Wild Ride Down the Valley.
Giving orders to his men to cut another
outlet, Mr. Park jumped on his horse and
started at a break-neck speed toward the
village below. As ho rode be warned the
people on every band of their danger. Soon
hundreds of families were fleeing to the hills
for safety. Reaching South Fork station,
he telegraphed the warning to Johnstown.
Some heeded the warning; others laughed
Statement of Mr. Boyer.
W. L. Boyer, the factotum of the South
Fork Fishing and Hunting club, was seen
last Sunday night and said: "As early as
11 JIO o'clock in the morning things began to
look serious. The water was rising rapidly
in the lake, owing to the sudden freshet. Ail
of us were hard at work on the left side of
the dam trying to create an escape for the
water. We wanted the overflow to hold the
surf at of the lake level with the top of the
dam at least. We cut a weir, but the bank
was bard and shaly and would not reach out
rapidly enough. The water jouredinto the
lake and raised it above the top of the dam.
At first only the upper stones gave away,
but each moment the water gained an im
petus and soon a furious break occurred.
The Fateful Collapse.'
"The middle of the dam for a distance of
100 feet was ripped out cleanly and as if done
with a knife, and the next moment a minia
ture sea was pouring tons and tons of water
into a gorge that was socn transferred to a
deluge. The members of the fishing dub
could do nothing then and tbey retreated to
Wouldn't Believe Their PerIL
"As for the warning to Johnstown it was
given about noon, and the break didn't occur
until two and a half hours afterward. Tbey
wouldn't believe the dam was unsafe. One
carpenter emphatically remarked that it was
a lie and that none but a fool would believe
RECOVERY OF THE BODIES.
The Work at Johnstown doing Sadly on
Farther Dreadful Details.
Johnstown, Pa., June 4. Three hundred
bodies were discovered yesterday afternoon
in the sand at Eernville, near the mouth of
Sandy creek. The sight cannot be described,
and is one of the most distressing ever wit
nessed. A crowd of at least MX) gathered
around endeavoring to find the bodies of
some friends or relatives. There were no
coffins there at the time, and the bodies had to
be laid on the ground. Most of the rescuing
party have been up for two days, yet they
work with a determination that is wonder
ful Engine company Kb. lli, of Pittsburg,
is playing a stream on the fire at the stone
bridge, said has it almost extinguished, tad
tha task of getting at bodies under the burn
ktg debris win is onmrasueed in earnest soon.
The body of superintendent B. C. Cameron,
of the Cambria Iron works, was f onnd yes
terday afternoon. Also the following: John
W. A. Little, traveling salesman; Cbarles
Muhr, cigarmaker, Johnstown; Mrs. John
James, a child, and sister, Johnstown, and
David Sweeney, Hollidaysburg, Pa. Under
taker Flanncry said that bodies were coming
into the morgue at tho rate of one every
three minutsa.- . r.
Disposition of tha Daaul.
Two hundred and fifteen bodies were re
ceived at the Pennsylvania railroad station
during yesterday. After being washed they
were placed in caskets and arranged in long
rows on the station platform for identifica
tion. Only a few of the number were
recognized. Some were so terribly disfigured
as to be wholly unrecognisable. The waiting
rooms in which the embalming was done
presented a sickening rdght Human forms,
frightfully burned or cut or bruised, were
laid upon a rough board table, washed and
coffined. If they were not recognised in a
very short time they were placed on wagons
and taken to the Adams street school house,
where tbey will be kept as long as possible
and then buried in a grave bearing the
."Gone After Her Bridal Wreath.
The most pathetic case yet brought to light
is that of James Elgin. He had come to
Johnstown to attend the wedding of his sis
ter Ellen, which was to have taken place last
night. He knew of the fact that a terrible
disaster had taken place, but had no idea that
his family was involved. His agony may be
imagined rather than described when leanu
ing, on bis arrival Sanday, that his mother
and three sisters had been drowned and his
father demented over the terrible affliction.
The old gentleman was crying like a child,
ana asking tnose be met: "Did you see
tbem? Did you see them go down! They will
come back for the wedding to-night She is
gone for her bridal wreath."
East Conemangh Had Warning.
The destruction of life at East Conemangh
was less than reported, not more than.
twenty -five having perished. The property.
however, for three squares up from the
nver, was totally destroyed. About 4:'a
on Friilay afternoon word was telegraphed
rrom ooutn Fork that the dam was breaking.
Almost immediately the whistles of . several
locomotives were blown so long and loud
that the people, realizing that something
was wrong, rushed from their homes, and,
seeing the water coming, fled to the moun
Imprisoned Since Friday.
x esteraay morning wbile a party of res
cuers were out hunting for bodies they dis
covered some persons waving a distress flag
on what was formerly known as Main street.
On investigation it was found to be at the
house of the late Mr. MorrelL Mrs. Morrell
and family and some fifteen or twenty other
persons bad sought shelter in there. These
people had been in the attic of the house ever
since the flood, and until yesterday morning
tbey were unable to make their distress
known. Boats were secured and the unfor
tunates were taken to a place of shelter.
Nearly Starved to Death.
At o o'clock last night lieorge Irwin, a res
ident of Hillside, Westmoreland county, was
discovered in a dying condition in a clump
or bushes just above tbe tracks of the renn
sylvania railroad, about a mile below Johns
town, stretched upon two railroad ties near
the track below. His tongue extended from
his moutb and be gasped as if death was at
hand. By the assistance of stimulants he
was in a degree revived and said he bad been
without a mouthful to eat since Friday. He
was taken to the hospital
Prominent Citizens Drowned.
Richard Aird, vice president, and Mr.
Dove, superintendent of tbe Syracuse Tube
company of Syracuse, N. 1., were drowned
at Cambria City. Richard Smyth, of the
Swyndill Construction company, had both
bodies coffined here and shipped to Syracuse
Sacrificed His Life for Others.
A gentleman tells the following: To-night,
while coming down Main street, my atten
tion was attracted to a beautiful woman
whose facial expression told of a broken
leart Being asked " what she had lost, she
said: "The kindest hearted husband that
nver graced a hokie would still be with me
had be not sacrificed his life in the rescue of
others. For ten minutes before the dreadful
rorrent came down upon us he bad been car
rying people from tbe houses across the
iitreet to tbe second floor of our own bouse.
He crossed the street the seventh time to
i-escue a lady, but failed to return. That is
ill I know. My heart will burst with grief.
The lady was Mrs. Lindsay, the wife of the
most prominent wall paper man of Johns
town and the daughter of Mr. Ludwig, the
wholesale liquor dealer.
A Shooting That Did Not Occur.
The burgess of Johnstown and tbe acting
thief of police deny that there was anyone
shot by ex-Burgess C. L. Dick Sunday. The
c nly man shot was punctured in the leg by
Constable Callahan for refusing to stop when
crdered to do so on being detected in a theft.
There are now on doty in and about the
rains 400 police and deputies, which tbe bur
gess thinks is ample without the assistance of
tie military. By order of the burgess all
n ten who refused to go to work yesterday
ere given twenty-four hours' time to get
Kept in Ignorance of Their Low.
Attending school at Seton Hill seminary,
ft. Oreenbnrg,Pa.,are a number of young la
d es from Johnstown, who as yet are not
a ware of the terrible calamity which bofel
tlie city and who doubtless, some perhaps,
have lost their near and dear friends. The
8 sters of Mercy, in whose care they are.
have refused to allow any papers to be
brought to the seminary until the worst has
ben learned, when they will be made ac
quainted with the awful catastrophe which
hue befallen their city.
Bodies Rerovered Number ,300.
Tbe total number of bodies recovered is
now estimated by Adjt. Gen. Hastings and
the undertakers at 2,300, but tbe general has
w red Governor Beaver that he believes the
lo will amount to from 6,000 to 8,000 lives.
aid that time would produce ample nroof
of this. In order to facilitate the ascertain
in; of tbe number of the dead all surviving
residents of Johnstown and Cambria City
hsve been requested to register at various
Will Dynamite tha Debris.
Tbe twenty-five acres of debris aocumu
la ed by the Pennsylvania bridge over the
Conemaugh will be dynamited. The idea is
to disintegrate tbe mass, start logs down tbe
rr"er, catch the bodies thus dislodged and
in ter tbem as quickly as possible.
There Were 29,400 in the City.
Just one month ago the work of taking a
census of tbe city for a new directory was
completed, and showed exactly 29,400 people
cl iming residence in Johnstown. The book
is now in the printers' hands at Altoona. An
effirt will be made to secure a copy of the
directory at once, make a new canvass of the
dtr, and in this manner ascertain to a
ret solvable degree of certainty who met death
in this terrible disaster. .
Hia Fidelity Waa Unavailing.
Henry Roberta lost a month old babe. He
hail in his house a Newfoundland dog which
was near the child when the fatal flood
str sck the house. The dog seemingly real
ise 1 the situation, and caught the child and
rated to swim to land. Tbe force of tbe
wa!rs washed the dog and child against tbe
Khool house, where they were held until the
waters began to abate, and as soon as the
animal could he swam to the billsid with the
bale in his mouth, and delivered tbe dead in
fant to some people who were there.
Death's Dreadful Aere.
Johnstown, Pa., June 4 Yesterday a
corn patch of about an acre in extent at
Niiieveh, was dug over by a volunteer force
and 13S corpses were uncovered. The man
ner in which the ghastly find was -made was
purely accidental. A man walking over the
field kicked at a clump of marl and over
tuned it, uncovering a woman's face. This
ind cated a "rich" find, and the people
around were called in to assist, with tbe re
sult above stated. This increases the list of
dea i in Nineveh to 230. Tbe new dead were
fou id under about four feet of alluvial de
posit. Trne American Pluck.
JnHNSTOWR, Pa., June 4. Col Joseph A.
Mcllillan, of the Cambria Iron works, said
last night: "In from ten to twelve days we
will have our works in operation, and I feel
con Ident we will be making rails at our
works inside of fifty days. As we employ
about 5,000 men in our works I think our re
newal of operations will give the people
ynors encouragement than can be imagined."
Swindling the Relief Committee.
Jchrstowh, Pa., June 4. A boarding-
house crowd of twelve were arrested in a
bed;' down at Monelvllle yesterday. They
had been going to the relief committee and
each representing himself as tbe head of a
lam ly, and drawing supplies. With these
they had opened an impromptu STooerv and
clotl ing store, and were doing a thriving
1. How la This for KnergyT
JoairsTownr, Pa,. June 4. The Penn-
sylvimia railroad baa spanned the Cone
mau ;h and at 9 o'clock yesterday evening
ran r train one mile above the Johnstown
Itati ra This is a most remarkable work.
ESCAPES THAT WERE MIRACULOUS.
Brief Stories Narratlna: How Soma Peo
ple Came Through Alive.
Jo ax stow if, Pa., June 4. There were
some remarkable escapes. Mrs. John Geis
was standing da Main street .as the flood
struck the houses and a portion of a brick
THE; "BOOK TBE3CSTD AKOTTB, TUESDAY JUNE 4. IffilO.
house fell on her. She was rescued through
one of the windows.
Caught tn an Eddy.
Nannie Greenwood was in her house talk
to her sister when the building was struck
and her father, mother and two sisters were
drowned, while she caught in an eddy and
was whirled around into safety.
1 A Woman's Astonishing Endurance.
Mrs. Dr. John K. Lea, whose husband is
lost, hung by her' arms, sus ended for four
hours in the water, supporting at the same
time her aged mother until both were res
Seventeen Honrs In the Water.
Dr. H. Phillips, of Pittsburg, waa visiting
his mother and there were five people in the
house besides himself when the flood came.
Dr. Phillips was the only person who escaped
death and be was only rescued after being in
tbe water for seventeen hours.
THE DEATH ROLL INCREASING.
Gen. Hastings Pots It at 1 2.000 or 1 S.OOO
Thieves and Vandals.
Harrisburo, Pa., June 4. Adjt. Gen.
Hastings yesterday sent the following dis
patch to C. E. DiehL manager of tbe Postal
Telegraph company at this point:
Better inform Governor Beaver that this
morning's reports give the number lost at
Johnstown at between 12,000 and 15,000. The
greatest disorder prevails. The place is in
fested with thieves and vandals who are rob
bing the dead and appropriating everything
they can lay their hands on. These people
are eating almost everything in the shape of
provisions sent here for the flood sufferers.
"Tell Governor Beaver that you can reach
us direct, and anything be may wish to com
municate witb parties Here will receive
prompt attention from us." m
Bat He Doesn't Want Troops.
The present intention of the governor is to
send no troops to Johnstown, but he has re
quested that the Fourteenth regiment be
kept in readiness to move to the scene of the
disaster. Gen. Hastings also telegraphs:
"Have perfected good organization; don't
think it necessary to call for troops. Be as
sured that everything will be done within
possibility to relieve ihe survivors and care
for the dead."
The Sheriff Thinks Differently.
Sheriff McQandless, of Allegheny county,
telegraphs as follows from Pitteburg: "Have
just returned from Johnstown. The situa
tion is such that it is positively necessary to
send at least rour or nve regiments of the na
tional guards to prevent pillage, robbery, and
Governor Beaver arrived yesterday morn
ing, and is in communication witb Gen. Hast
ings, who is at Johnstown, and giving neces
sary instruction. There are plenty of volun
teers ready for the service, both in field and
THE FLOOD AT WILLIAMSPORT.
Great Lous of Life and Property De
WiLLlAMspoRT'Pa., June 4. The water
here rose 34 fret, flooding three-quarters of
tbe city. About 200,000,000 feet of logs and
40,000,000 feet of lumber have been carried
or destroyed. Many business men suffer
Drowned in the Delngn.
Five men and a baby wore drowned at
Baker's Camp, northern part of Lycoming
county. Two children of Cbarles Edwards,
three of a family named Schultz, a child of
William Dietrich, a man named Mitchlon,
and an unknown man perished in this city.
At Nippenose, twelve miles up the river,
twelve persons were drowned. They were
members of the families of George and Will
iam Youngmsn, and two young lady visitors.
Born In the Midst of Disaster.
Several children were born during the
flood, some of them among tbe refugees who
were staying out doors. In a house floating
down tbe river was a woman who bad just
been delivered of twins. She was rescued
while still in bed when passing South Will
iamport The loss to railways is enormous.
Tha Capital Loses 1,500,000.
Washisotoh Citt, June 4. After reach
ing the highest mark on record Sunday
afternoon the Potomac began to fall rapidly
and yesterday morning the streets in South
Washington were free from water all along
the river front The damage done is at least
11,900,000. The Long bridge, which it has
been feared all along would be swept away
by the turbulent river and tha boats and
debris which smashed against it, remained
intact though badly strained until' about 2
o'olock yesterday afteraoorf, when one of tha
spans next the draw broke loose and started
down the river. One other span will have to
oe cui away.
Benovo Lomea 2."niOOO..
Resovo, Pa., June 4. This town suffered
about $'250,000 loss by Friday night's flood.
Three quarters of the town was under water
and many people are homeless, their houses
uiueu. j oe nooa came suddenly and
people bad to floe for life, saving nothing
else. At Lock Haven the dn
equally great. The lumber industries at
Emporium and other Doints suffer at let
In the Harper's Ferry Region.
Harper's Fkrrt, Ya., June 4. The Bal
timore and Ohio bridge here isgreatly dam
aged. The town has sustained great loss and
Bolivar Heights has been turned into a big
camping ground. At Berlin, KuoxvUle,
Weverton, Sandy Hook, and Point of Rocks
gread damage was done. The new bridge
at the latter place was mostly destroyed.
An Appeal from Wllllamaport.
Harrisburq, Pa., June 4. A message
was received at the Pennsylvania railroad
station at this point yesterday from Will
iamsport over the Northern Central wires
stating that a meeting bad been held in that
city, at which an appeal was authorized to
be issued to the public for aid. Many fami
lies are destitute.
From Many Other Points.
Nkw Brunswick, N. J., June 4. Mayor
Van Cleefe called a meeting sf citizens last
night, at which $500 was subscribed and a
committee was appointed to raise funds for
the Johnstown sufferers. The Masons and
other bodies are co-operating.
Hartford, Conn., June 4. The house yes
terday concurred with the senate in passing
ihe resolution appropriating $25,000 for the
flood sufferers in Pennsylvania.
Brookltn, N. Y., June 4. Mayor Chapin
has opened a Johnstown relief fund, and the
theatres, newspapers and clubs are doing
good work in a similar direction.
Bbthlehem, Pa., June 4. The Bethlehem
Iron company has contributed $5,U00 for tbe
ITS TREMENDOUS ENERGY.
Effect of tha Impact or Waters Upon Rail
Jonestown, Pa., June 4. To give some
Idea of the destructive power witb which tbe
volume of water from the lake struck East
Conemaugh it is only necessary to state that
it took the round-house with twenty-seven
engines in it, 200 freight cars and about
twenty passenger cars, including four Pull
man cars. One train of passenger cars on
tbe track was full of passengers.
The conductor and emrineer ran alone the
train warning tbe passengers to flee for their
Uvea. Some started and a portion remained
and went down. How many perished is not
known. Tbe track, station, freight-house
and coal sheds are entirely washed away.
How the Mail Matter Waa Sand.
The mail matter on the east-bound train
held there was saved in a miraculous way
by two or three engines washing against the
train and making a breaker that divided tbe
water, which did not close until the cars
were passed. The mail was not even wet. ,
Governor Beaver's Estimate.
Harrisburo. Pa.. J una at ivntiAii
Beaver Las issued a proclamation in which
be Says:. "The moat conservative eatimat.
place the loss of Ufa at B tan
and prouertr at nm nno qi
- - uuun will
Clothing of all aorta fu
children are greatly needed. Other locali
ties have suffered to some extent in tbe same
way, but not in the same degree. Late ad
vices would seem to indicate great losses of
life and destruction of property along the
west branch of the Susquehanna, and in lo
calities from which we can get no definite in
formation." . . ' ,
WHERE IS THE INDEMNITY BONDf
The Owners of the Bur ted Dam Required
to File Bond.
Johnstown, Pa., June 4. It is reported
that tbe Sportsman's . association, which
owned the South Fork dam, was compelled
to file an indemnity bond of $3,000,000 before
their charter was issued. When the bill
granting them these privileges was before
the legislature the representatives from
Cambria and Blair counties vigorously op
posed its passage, and only gave way, it is
said, upoti condition that such an indemnity
bond was filed. This bond was to be filed
with the prothonotary of Cambria county.
No Bond in the Records.
Father Boyle, of Ebensbarg, said records
at the county seat had no trace of such a
bond. He found tbe record of tbe charter
but nothing about tbe bond. Tony Keating
and other members of the association went
to Ebensburg Sunday to examine tbe rec
ords. As tbe association is known to be
composed of very wealthy people there is
much talk here of their being compelled to
pay at least a part of the damages.
But Fonr Lives Lost front the Train.
Pittsburo, Pa., Juno 4. It is now defi
nitely settled that only about four lives were
lost on the train that left Pittsburg on Fri
day morning last. Conductor Bell, who bad
charge of tbe train, stated yesterday that in
his opinion only four passengers were lost.
He didn't know their names.
WORK FOR RELIEF BEGUN.
Large Sums Quickly Raised and Commit
New York, June 4. About 200 leading
citizens met at the city hall yesterday, and
formed a Johnstown relief committee, with
Mayor Grnt as chairman. This committee
appointed an executive committee headed by
Gen. Sherman. About $00,000 was sub
scribed on the spot. The stock exchange
raised $15,000, the produce exchange $10,0u0,
and The Mail and Express $7,500 in a short
time. Many theatres are arranging benefit
performances. The police and fire depart
ments have authorized firemen and police
men to circnlate subscription lists The news
papers have all opened funds.
The Fennsylvanla Road Gives SJ25.OO0.
Philadelphia, June 4. At a special meet
ing of the board of directors of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad company, held yesterJay, a
resolution was unanimously passed donating
$25,000 in aid of tbe sufferers by tbe flood at
points upon tbe line of the roaiL This is in
addition to the $5,000 subscribed by the com
pany at Pittsburg. Before the meeting ad
journed tbe members of the board and the
executive officers of the company who were
present contributed individually an addi
tional $5,000, to be expended through the
committee on finance.
An Appeal from Governor Fifer.
Springfield, Ills., June 4. Governor
Fifer issued a proclamation calliug on the
people of this state to contribute of their
abundance money, food, and clothing for
the relief of those who are suffering untold
sorrow and misery at Johnstown, and urg
ing tbe local authorities in U cities and
towns at once to hold public meetings so that
opportunity lie given the people to show in
a practical manner their synqiathy. It is
suggested tbt contributions may be sent to
Adjt. Gen. Vance at Spring fieM
Money Sent from Chicago.
Chicaho, June 4. At a masss meeting of
business men and others, held yesterday af
ternoon, liberal donations in mrney were
subscribed an i a draft for tS.QOO was for
warded to the chairman of the relief com
mittee at Pittsburg for the benefit of tba
sufferers by tbe flood in Pennsylvania.
Another draft for like amount went forward
to-day. The sum subscribed during this
week will probably exceed $30,000. Sub
scriptions are being placed with all the asso
ciations and societies throughout tho city.
Relief rrom tha South.
Nashville, Tenn., June . Governor
Taylor has issued a proclamation calling on
tbe people of Tennessee in the name of God
and humanity to give of their abundance in
sid of the stricken people of Pennsylvania.
Columbia, Tenn., June 4. Mayor Pillow
has telegraphed the governor of Penn
sylvania to draw on him for $5l0, con
tributed by citizjns of Columbia for the flood
Right Sort of Sympathy.
Berlin, June 4. A fund for tbe relief of
the Johnstown sufferers has been organized
in this city.
THE AUTHORITIES AT THE CAPITAL.
President Harrison in Communication
with Gen. Srhoiield.
Washington Citt. June 4. President
Harrison manifests tbe greatest interest in
the Johnstown disaster, and has repeatedly
expressed his horror at tbe occurrence, and
his svmuatbv with the nennln nf the valW
Gen. SchofieM had a long talk with the pres
ident yesterday morning about the disaster,
and the president gave him authority to do
what be considered best toward the relief of
the, stricken peopla
Secretary Hal ford's Terrible Anxiety.
Washington Citt, June 4. Private Sec
retary Halford's suspense regarding the safety
of his wife and daughter was ended yester
day ben a telegram came from a fellow
passencer who was on the train, who raid
Mrs. and Miss Halford were with her safe.
Dut bad been compelled to flee to the moun
tains for safety. Later a telegram came
from Mrs. Halford corroborating this infnr.
mation, and begging Mr. Halford under no
circumstances to attempt to come to her.
Mr. Halford seemed very nervous yesterday
morning and olainlv showed that hn had un
dergone terrible anxiety.
Pensioners In the Flood District
Washington Citt, June 4. Pension Com
missioner Tanner vesterdav directed the nan.
sion agent at Pitteburg, Pa., to -make special
any current vouchers received from the
towns in Pennsylvania ruined by flood, and
pay at once on their receipt Where certifi
cates have been lost in tbe floods send per
mit to execute new vouchers without ore.
sen ting the certificate to a magistrate."
The Way to Do the Work.
Pittsburo, June 4. The relief committee
has placed the work of clearine awav the
debris at Johnstown in the hands of John
Flinn, of the large constracting firm of
Booth & Flinn, and Capt W. R. Jones, of
the Ed far Thomas Steel works. Dn. th,
sand or more men will be sent to the scene at
once and tbe work pushed with vigor?
Scores on the Diamond Field.
Chicago, June 4 The home team of the
League clubs got to playing again on its own
ground yesterday, and won against Cleve
land by the skin of its teeth, as it were.
League scores were: At Chicago Chicago
2, Cleveland 1 ten innings; at Washington
City New York t, Washington 2 three
innings, rain; at Boston Boston 10, Philadeil
phia 6; at Pitteburg Pittebure 1. Indian
American - association: At Brooklvn
Brooklyn 6, Kansas City 9; at Baltimore
Baltimore 7, Cincinnati 2 eight innings.
darkness; at Columbus-Columbus 7, tit.
Louis 11 ; Philadelphia-Louisville game post
Western league: At Dea Moines Dm
Moines 18, Denver S; at Minneapolis Min
neapolis 18, St Joe 9; Milwaukee-Omaha
game postponed rain.
New Harbor at CalaJa.
Pakis, June 4. President Carnot Tester.
day, in tbe presence of a great multitude.
formally opened tha new harbor at Calais, ft
was made the occasion of great festivitv
Taok Oeeaaloa Duaoam Haene Bala.
DCbun, June 4. At the meetiiur of tha
general assembly of tha Presbyterian church
in Belfast vesterdav the modantiv tank oc
casion to strongly denounos home rule.
and with it
Lace Curtain Stretchers
our or rouxNomMtz.
Will Save you Money, Time and Labor.
KVEKV JiOUSEKEEI-ER SUOLLU HaVB OK
ley luly can operate them.
For Sale By
On the Rampage in a Town in
WHITES DOWN ON THE NEGROES.
Trouble. Breaks Out Again at Gretna and
the Governor Called I'pnn Inquest on
the Murder or Dr. Cronin Dlcrel lead
Story Told by a Lake Sailor Miscel
laneous Telegram ol Varions Import.
Ntw Orleans, June 4. The bad feeling
which has existed for some time between the
whites and negroes in Gretna, op
posite New Orleans, broke out again Sunday,
but without serious result. The Union Oil
-Mill company, which employs a force com
posed of half negroes and half whites, was
waited upon by the latter and ordered to dis
cbarge s 11 its negro employes.
A I'rompt Reply.
To this demand She manager responded by
closing down the mill and discharging all
bands, white and black. The nrgro em
ployes, on leaving the mill, were stoned by
white hoodlums, but no one was seriously in
jured. A committee of whites waited on Mr.
Wagner, the Republican sheriff of the par
ih (Jefferson), and informed him that the
administration of tbe parish affairs was not
satisfactory to them. He was compelled to
suspend a negro and apioint a white man in
his place as chief deputy, and also to remove
the prisoners confiued in the jail to the peni
tentiary. Warning Posted.
Sunday night Gretna was placarded with
posters warning Wagner to appoint none bnt
white men to office. If be refuses an attempt
will be made to remove him by force. The
managers of the Union Od company waited
on the governor and asked him to protect
their employes front violence.
An Iribh Convention Postponed.
Lincoln, Neb., June 4. Pi-esident Fitz
gerald has issue! an order postponing the
national convention of the Irish National
league, called for the Sth and 10th of July at
Philadelphia until after the present session
of the British parliament, in compliance
with the cabled advice of Mr. FarneiL The
postponement is made in order to secure the
attendance, if possible, of two or three Na
tionalist members of parliament
Another Defeat for the Valkyrie.
London, June 4. The Valkyrie was de
feated in the race off Dover yesterday, both
the Irex and the Yarana showing her their
neels. 1 he Irex came in first in a hours 55
minutes 51 seconds; Yarana second in 4 hours
9 minutes 7 seconds, anil tbe Valkyrie last in
4 hours 9 minutes 5! seconds. The Valkyrie
won a race Saturday.
Strikers Barn Seven Persons to Death.
St. Petersbcro, Juno 4. The silver min
ers in tbe Ural mountains have struck and
have set on fire the bouses of tbe managers in
Ekaterinburg. The factories adjoiniug were
also set afire, and seven )iersons who were in
the buildings were burned to dt-ath.
No renlnn Lrw Than 4 Per Month.
Washington City, June 4 Pension Com
missioner Tanner lias taken steps to order all
pensioners who receive less than ?4 ier month
before medical examining boarJs for a re
rating, w ith a view to increasing all pensions
below ?4 per month to that fijrure
The Weather We Slay Kxpert.
Washinotos City, June 4.-The Indica
tions for thirty-six hours from Bp. m. yester
day are as follows: For Indiana ant i linois
Fir weather: slipht K cooler: winds becom
ing nortti westerly. For Iowa Light rain, fol
lowed Tuesday by fair weather: ttatioinry
temperature; northerly winds. For Wisconsin-Fair
weather, preceled by light rain
In eastern portion; sliebt y warmer, north
easterly winds. For Upper ami Lower Mich
igan Licht rain; siiiihlly warm. r. preceded
by cooler weather in Lower Michigan, west
Phicaoo. June 8.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
as follows: Wheat No. 2 June, opened "5-c,
closed 75Tsc; July, opened T5tc, closed 75Je;
Auguit, opoened and closed ic. Corn
No. t June, opened XJS-e, clo.d 334-6c-July,
opened 5;-34c, closed Sie; AuKuti
opened ik3c, closed Ittl-igc. Oats-No. S June
opened .c. closed July, opened 2JI
)C closed September, opened 2l"4c,
closed 23i-tc. Pork Juni. opened $U.KLj.
close! Bll.Trt; July, opened $11.hi, closed
$11.75; August, opened f U.'M, closed 81UCi.
Lrd June, epened and c!oied. $&St.
lave stock The Union stock yards report
the following prices: Hogs-Market opened
fairly jwtive, but prices were rS 10c lower;
light grades. 4.l84.4.i: rough packing. $4.1n&
mixed lota, 4jr4.4ll: heavy packing and
shipping lots. t4.a,4J5. Cattle Market
weak and 10c lower, beeves. $3.ttli3.4.3D; cowa
and mixed, fl.9ua3.25; Blockers and feeders,
t2.fra3.a0; Texas steers, a2.tttrra.9U. Sheep
5cltlc lower: Texans. fct.O TiAW. westerns,
$3.K3.TO; native shorn, $i.5U(&4.70.
Protiuce: Butter-Fancy Elgin creamery, IS
an per lb; darlea in line. NtfUi.-: rn'l Ktiitu.
be Kggs Strict It fresh. 12c wr u '
try-Live chickens. B44c per lb; roosters.
Sc; turkeys, 7Sc; ducks, e. Potatoes
Choice Rnrhftnka 4".
- ' JA WCflUlI .fJl HIT"
bron. 35to; mixed lota, : ft&W; sweet potatoes.
...umt.uu per uoi. Apples cnolce greenings,
$3.60.(6 per bbl; poor lot, 7acSl.U0. Straw-
uemea per r-qt- case.
New York. June 3.
- Wheat Stead v? Nil 2 rA --.. ini
t red winter June, tWc; do July. M-fc; do Au-
uov. u7nu. uu oepiemoer, ei'c. Corn
Steady; No. t mixed cash. 4c: do June.
Mc: dn J til v. 41 utA. An a.... ma
Oats-Steady: No. 2 mixed Juus, 27-c; do July!
Sic, Kye-Pall. Barley-Nominal. - Fork -Dull:
new nuna Sl:l I v.n:t i i - l ..: ...
June. att.w. July, J7.02. -
Live Stock: Cattle-Tradin low. but mar
ket firm and higher: steen. ( 4.. so W 1U
ta: bulls and dry cows, 7." 7i Sheep and
Lambs Market active, lirm and higher:
isep, t4.26&.H f HW lbs; Limbs, asjoiu.WX
Hay Upland prairie, W.OO,
HavWild. a& onaa u
Sva sflc . . ..
Potatoes 15c. ' ' -
Turnips 15c. - - . .."'.'.,.:-.':.
Oosl ttoft He : nai a S9.60
Cord Wood Oak. fta.SK Rlrknra a.
Btrw-t&.00: baled tt.00.
SPRING HAS GOME!
the pleasure of beautifying home with new pieces of-
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
-insr PARLOB suites
No words can do justice to the Novelties exhibited.
- IF1- COBDES,
, . No. 1623 Second Aven
has purchased the well-known
Fourth Ave. and Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the custom of his predecessor
He will make a great effort to perpetuate the good name r,f luis
Old Established Grocery
that it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the best goods .
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
For Stoves and Refrigerators.
U. a ZIMMERi
j 13 RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up In the latest styles.
HISPRICES AEE LOW.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
"A fine lot of Children's Carriages cheap.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127 West Third St.,
Opp. Harper House,
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravies, Etc Convenient
'or NURSES with boiling water a delicious BEEF TE.V
Is instantly provided. INVALIDS will And it appetizing
giving tone to tbe WEAKEST STOMACH. Guaranteed to
be PURE BEEP ESSENCE. Put up in convenient pats
ages of both SOLID AND FLl'IO EXTRACTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
COMPLETE IS ALL
W& Catalogue address
T. O. DUNCAN,
D-ran t, loa-
It will ry you to call In-fore parcbii.iig.
No. 1006 Third Avenue.
Call and compare stocks.
SEIITH k SON,
opp. Masonic Temple,