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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Wednesday, Junk 5, 1889.
Jefferson Davis celebrated bis eighty
first birthday on Monday.
Postmaster General Wanamaker It
Introducing his Sunday school methods
into the postofflce department and is mak
log Inquiries as to the amouoj of mail re
ceiyed and distributed on the Sabbath at
the different offices. Wanamaker isn't a
success outside of his Sunday school.
The Topeka Capitol indorses Con
gressman Kelly's Fort Smith speech as
"Kansas-like in matter," which leads the
St. Louis Republic to remark, of course
it was. No one but a Kansas republican
would haye been boor enough or brain
less enough to insult his hosts as this
person Kelly did the people of Arkansas
while he was a guest at Fort Smith.
Nice red bananas at Boro's.
Wedding presents at Loosley's.
Don't forget May's special sale, Friday
Fresh vegetables of all kinds at F. G.
Chamber sets in all grades and styles
Strawberries 10 cents per box at F. G.
Friday only, speeial sale of sugar and
coffee at May's.
lion. Cbas. Dunham, of Geneseo, was
in the city today.
Go to May's for sugar and coffee at
special priceB Friday only.
Get your crockery where you can get
the best and cheapest at Loosley's.
Mrs. F. W. Stempel, of New Orleans,
is visiting her daughter, Mrs. John
Mr. F. II. Goodrich, of the Graham
Paper Company, St. Louis, was in the
Conductor Parker, of the Beardstown
express on the Q., has returned from" his
wedding trip and is back on his old run.
P. T. McElherne, of Chicago.and J. V.
Mahoney. of Sioux City, are in the city
called to the death bed of their old
friend. Patrick O'Mara.
Mrs. Boswell has .removed from the
Commercial house to 151? Fourth
avenue, Rock Island. Past, present and
future all by the hand. Call at once.
Mr. Robert Bennett has purchased of
Joseph Garnett for f2,100, the property
at the corner of Eleventh street and
Seventh avenue and occupied by Maj.
Beardsley at present.
A dispatch was received by the Argus
from Capt. W. T. Cbannon this after
noon stating that the Rodman Rifles
would reach home from Spring Valley
this evening over the Rock Island road.
Hon. E. W. Hurst has bad his law and
insurance rooms in Masonic temple hand
somely refitted, the walls of the main
office being papered with ingrain paper
and the rear fflre nicely calsomined.
The suite is now one of tbe most inviting
in the city.
Freeport is making eitecsive pripafa".
tlons for Jta June race meeting, which
commences on the 17th inst., for four
days. An unusual large list of entries is
reported by Secretary Cronkrite, and
some excellent sport is anticipated.
Yesterday the Davenport base ball
club signed John W. Weyhing, pitcher.
Weyhing was sold by Cincinnati to Co
lumbus early in tbe spriog and Columbus
released him when she signed Mark Bald
win, of Chicago. Weyhing is regarded
as a very strong pitcher. He will report
at Quincy tomorrow as will also Morar
ity, who was recently signed to play in
right field. Davenport Democrat-Gazette.
A pleasant and important event will
occur iu Chicago next Tuesday, in which
Rock Island is considerably interested.
It is tbe marriage of Mr. Louis Mosen
felder, of this city, and Miss Ida Bauer,
of Chicago. Mesdames Jonaa Bear, L.
Simon and A. Mosenfelder left for the
Garden City this morning, and other
relatives and friends will leave oo Sun
day. In consequence of the fire Monday
night, the Da vet) pert Y. M. C. A. rooms
are in bad condition. Lockers and some
other furniture and fixtares are burned
up or badly damaged, books, gymnasium
apparatus, carpets, etc., are burned or
irreparably damaged, and other damage
was suffered. Tbe furniture and fixtures
of the association were insured for $1,200
in the Traders, of Chicago; a sum that
will cover the loss. Some of tbe mem
bers lost clothing and other personal
property, howeyer, on which no insur
ance was carried.
Mr. Whitman's Funeral.
The funeral of the late W. H. Whit
man occurred from Trinity church at 2:30
this afternoon, Rev. R. F. Sweet, officiat
ing. There was a large attendance of
friends of the deceased. Tbe pall bear
ers were H. C. Whltridge, R. Crampton,
Judge Lacian Adams, E. H. Guyer, Rod
erick Dart and Dr. Calvin Truesdale.
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by taking Hall's catarrh cure.
F. J. Chenet & Co., Props.,
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially able
to carry out any obligation made by their
West & Truax, Wholesale druggists,
Waldino, Kiunan & Marvin, Wholesale
- druggists, Toledo, O.
E. H. Van Hcesen, Cashier, Toledo Na
tional bank, Toledo, O.
Hall's catarrh cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon tbe blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. Price 75 cents
per bottle. Sold by all druggist.
' Tor tale.
Fourteen dry lota on four yean time,
with six percent per annum, to any one
wishing to build this summer.
Everything ' which belongs to pure,
healthy blood is imparted by Hood's Bar
saparilla. A trial will convince you of
A rich vein of gold ore is reported to
bave been found on a farm near Gaines
ville, Ga. ,
The Dead in the Driftl
A Menace to the' Health of
FEARFUL SIGHTS IN THE WRECK.
A Tour Along the Valley of Death and
What the Tourists Saw
Twalva Miles of Rain and Havoc De
scribed Systematic Efforts Inaugurated
to Obtain the Number or Iead Mrs.
Lew Wallace Reported Lost la the
Overwhelmed Train Hundreds of Bar
illa In One Iaj at Johnstown Greedy
Merchants Making- the Disaster a Mat
ter or Gain Work of the Ghouls The
Kellef Movement President Harrison
Presides and Speaks at a Washington
City Meeting Estimates of the Num
ber of Lost. .
Johnstown, Pa., June 5. Four days have
elapsed since tbe angel of death swept down
through tbe valley of the Conemaugh. But
no ray of sunshine has yet brightened the
scene of the horror at Johnstown bridge.
The sight yesterday afternoon Was fearful to
behold, and words cannot be found to ex
press the full extent of the scene presented.
In fact, when one looks at the sight he is non
plussed and hardly knows what to think. No
one can realize what a terrible disaster he
sees the evidence of before him.
Monday nigbt, in company with sev
eral physicians from tbe city, a Leader
reporter made a trip across the burn
ing drift above . the bridge and up
THE WRECK-STREWN VALLEY.
the banks of Stony creek. Amidst debris
of the drift in different places could be seen
the bodies of men, women and children, some
of them partly buried beneath fallen timber
and masses of rubbish. Other bodies were
teen so badly charred by the flames that it
will be impossible for them to be ever recog
nised. In several places were seen charred
hands. In one place was a man's leg that
had been torn from the body. -
Shoald Have Let Them Ban.
The doctors all expressed tbe opinion I hat
a mistake was being made in putting the fire
out It will take a month to remove the mass
of wreckage, and before that time the bodies
will bave bred disease and pestilence and im
pregnated the water all the way to Pittsburg
with tbe germs of an epidemic. The general
opinion among the doctors is that a large
quantity of petroleum -should be poured on
-tfce drift and set on fire, and in this way get
rid of it in a short time. There is no possibil
ity of recognizing any of the bodies now in
the drift, and it would be better to have them
all burned than to be allowed to lie and rot.
Ghastly Finds on Stony Creek.
After crossing the drift we continued up
Stony creek. It seems as though but little
search had been made in that direction. All
along tbe banks is a mass of drifted clay
that has settled down with tbe
falling waters, and beneath it are many
bodita. That this is the case was shown by
an incident that occurred to our party. One
of th party saw what looked like a piece of
fur sticking above the surface. It was
thought to be a dog, but when it was kicked
a hand and arm were knocked out. The
party then threw back the clay and uncov
ered tbe body of a fine looking woman about
90 years old. She was well dressed. Tbe
body was washed off as well as possible and
left on a board. A little further along tbe
body of an old, gray-haired man was found
on tbe bank of tbe creek half in the water.
Three similar finds were made in a distance
of leas than 100 yards. As soon as possible a
force of men will be put to work uncovering
this clay, when it is expected that hundreds
of bodies will be unearthed.
SOUTH FORK TO SANG HOLLOW.
A Flylns; Trip Down the Valley mod the
PrrrsBURO, Pa., June 5. W. L. Brown,
one of a party which has traversed on foot
the distance from South Fork, where the dam
broke, to Sang Hollow about twelve miles
relates tbe following for tbe United Press:
All along we could see bodies among the de
bris. The center of the dam at South Fork
is all gone and the whole place is a complete
river. At the town of South Fork the peo
ple were all warned and vacated their homes
and went to tbe bilk. At this place thirty
eight houses were swept away, but only one
person la reported missing. There was a
freight train lying right below the Forks. It
was lifted off the tracks and swept up against
the hill. .Two brakemen are missing.
Mineral Point and Conemaugh.
Mineral Point is all gone. Eighteen nave
been drowned and twenty-eight houses car
ried away. From this place to Conemaugh
the whole region along tbe river is cleaned
out. Down at Conemaugh tbe flat portion
of the town was carried away, only a small
part of tbe place being saved. At this place,
where tho round-house was, all that can be
seen Is five locomotives, tossed and battered,
and sticking deep in the sand.
The Destruction of Hallway Tracks.
All of the tracks from Johnstown to Cone
maugh on the Pennsylvania railroad are
washed away and tbe roadbed is also gone.
Wood rata Ravaged.
. At Wood vale nothing was left but a part
of the old woolen-mill. The Cambria Barb
Wire mill at this place is completely wiped
out. The Atlantic express was carried up
against the mountains, and the Johnstown
express is at Sonman station. There were
no lives lost at Lilys, but everything is a to
Watered the Karth with Whisky.
At North Fork there was one car filled
with whisky and tbe officials knocked out the
heads and lot the whisky ran down the
Area of the Bridge Drift.
Tbe area covered by the wreckage lodged
against the railroad bridge at Johnstown is
1,200 feet long, 400 feet wide and from forty
to fifty feet deep. .
THE LIVING AND THE DEAD.
Ascertaining the Total Loss of Life Esti
mating the Mortality.
Johnstown, Jane 5. While the total loss
of life at Johnstown and tbe surrounding ber
ongbs of Cambria, Morrallsville, Kenrville,
and Conemaugh wQl never be known. Yst
a fair attempt is now being made to ascer
tain it within a nasonablytfair limit This is
being done through a bureau of registration
which was established Monday. Twenty
eight agencies have been established within
tbe flood districts, and a'l survivors been no
tifiod to register themselves and their fami
lies at once. This work was begun at 4
o'ciock Monday p. m. Up to noon y fes
ter lay 9,000 persons had registered. There
we e 84,000 people residing in Johns
ton to and tbe boroughs named before the
ten -ible catastrophe. When the work of reg
isti ation is finished, which may be to-night,
the j it will be known about bow many per
son i are missing. The work is very carefully
and thoroughly done, special care being
taken to prevent duplications.
Later Estimates of the Mortality.
upenntendent Morgan, of the Cambria
Iron company, who is regarded as an excep
tionally level-headed man, returned yester
daj from a tour of the entire flooded district.
He declared that only about 15,000 persons
are now alive where 2U,600 lived and had
the r being before the flood.
djt. Gen. Hastings maintains that the
the death list may not exceed 8,000, and of
thif number he thinks 3,000 bodies will never
be recovered, Mr. McConnaughy, the chief
of the bureau of registration, said yesterday
tha: he is convinced that the number who
per shed is fully 10,000 or more.
1 Corpse Every Five Minutes.
At 1:30 o'clock p. m. bodies were being
tak n from tbe ruins at the rate of one every
five minutes, and there were about fifty bod
ies ying on the bank. Tbe supply of coffins
on 1 be west side of the bridge has run out,
and the corpses have to be laid on the ground.
An extra supply of coffins is expected from
Pitisburg, and if they do not arrive soon the
woi k of rescuing the bodies from the burn
ing ruins will have to be stopped, as the
stei.ch arising from the place is terrible.
Roll of Recoveied Dead.
The roll of the recovered dead kept up its
apt. ailing growth yesterday, but the list of
tho recognized is not so large as Monday,
owing to the fact that many of the bodies re
covered are burned beyond recognition, or
decomposition had set in. The ascertained
list of 2,800 bodies- Monday was augmented
by 138 more in Johnstown, Cambria and
Kemville, a large number at Woodvale and,
it it said, thirty-two at Nineveh and vicinity.
The undertakers are becoming fapged out
Alarming Prevalence of Illness.
Dr. W. B. Lowman, of Johnstown, is in
cha -ge of the medical relief corps. He is as
sistd by over 300 physicians. Dr. Lowman
said yesterday: "The first day or two very
few injured people were seen. They are com
ing in now by the score. Sickness is getting
alatming and we see our duties multiply
hourly. Nervous prostration, pneumonia,
and fevers will be and are the most frequent,
and pneumonia is sure to be vary prevalent
beciiuse of exposure in the water and damp
nest. There are over 2,000 sick in the gen
eral hospitals here and in tbe boroughs al
ready, and there will be three times as many.
We must arrange to disinfect the city imme
diately. Two carloads of disinfectants have
already been received from Pittsburg, but a
train load will be required."
Burials by the Hundred.
"Yesterday was the day set aside by the cit
izens' committee for the burying of all the
unidentified dead that bad been lying in the
morgue since Sunday. At 10 o'clock in the
morning the men who were in charge of the
burring started to work, and were busy all
day There were no pathetic scenes at these
bur als. The men who had been hired to do
the work seemed to do it just as a matter of
business. The bodies -were interred in the
cemetery nearest the place where they were
f ou! (1 A noon a procession of about fifty
corn ns was seen going up the hill above the
railroad. There was not a mourner present,
and the sight was a ghastly one to behold. It
will take several days to bury tuo bodies in
the different graveyards. Altogether about
800 Ixxiies were taken to the different ceme
terita yesterday morning.
Feeding the Hungry.
The principal depot for food is at the
Pen isylvania passenger station. A portion
of tlie platform has been wired oft and large
tabl filled with all kinds of good, substan
tial cooked and uncooked food, arranged
alon; the whole length of it Police are on
guai d not only to repress the eager crowds,
but -jo prevent the incoming of loafers, who
are -"cry abundant Those asking aid are
admitted to the wired passage way and as
fast as their wants are attended to, their
baskets filled and addresses taken, they are
hust ted out at the other end, where also are
stati jned several officers wbo narrowly scan
each outgoer in order that he or she may not
duplicate the visit in the same day.
They Want Boots and Shwu.
Mu J. Spanglersaid yesterday: "We have
an abundance of everything except boots
and shoes, and there should be a supply
of ttem immediately. The railways are for
warding us stuff by the train load as rapidly
as tbey oan move them, and on the whole we
are coing very welL I may say that many
appr cants have money to buy, but there is
notb ng to buy in the city, and we can sell
The Farmers Come Forward Nobly.
All day long wagons heavily loaded with
provisions have been coming into town from
the f trmers of the surrounding country, and
the tear of the scarcity of something to eat
has len dispelled. Clothing is ill needed
as well as bedding and bed-clothes.
GREED AND GHOULISHNESS.
Merchant Who Embrace the Opportunity
for Gain The Dead-Robbers.
Johnstown, Pa., June 5. Some of the
unfortunates who could not go to the relief
trails endeavored to obtain flour from the
wrecked stores in Johnstown. One dealer
was charging $5 a sack for flour and was
getti lg it Suddenly the crowd heard of the
occurrence, and several desperate men went
to th store and doled the flour gratuitously
to th) homeless and stricken. Another deal
er wt selling flour at $15 a sack. He re
fused to give any away, but would sell it to
any cne who bad the money. Otherwise he
would not allow any to go near it, guarding
his st ire with a shot-gun.
Bodies Robbed Relief Tialns Attacked.
Bodies were recovered yesterday that have
been robbed by the ghouls that flock to the
oene Tbe Huns attached a supply -wagon
between Morrollville and Cambria City yes
terday. Tbe drivers of the wagon repulsed
them , but they again returned. A second
fight ensued, but after a lively scrambling
the E!uns were again driven away. After
that drivers and guards of supply wagons
were permitted to go armed.
THE FATE OF THREE TRAINS.
Shrouded In Mystery So Far Contradict
ing Reports A Few Names.
PriTSBURO, June 5. It is now a settled
fact that three trains were caught by tbe
flood at Johnstown. The day express, which
left lie re at 8 o'clock Friday morning, ap
pears to bave been the least affected, though
the reports concerning tbe fate of its passen
gers nre very unsatisfactory in detail. The
limited and a local passenger train are
ahrocded in a mist that can only be lifted
when perfect communicatfon has been estab
lished. The railway officials insist that but
four jassengers were lost, and name three of
them as follows: Mrs. Ranney, wife of a
minuter at Kalamazoo, Mich. ; Cyrus Scbey,
resid noe unknown; Andrew Ewing, of Lig
onier. A Claim That Forty Perished.
On the other hand passengers who were
saved put the lost at from twenty to forty,
and i . is certain that a number have not yet
turnti up. The following persous at Altoona
leairt that their friends be informed of their
safety: Mrs. Bonfay, Minneapolis; Mrs.
Blau tell. Pelican Rapids, Minn. ; Anuio Ham
ilton, Minneapolis; Mrs. Kali and son, Lib
erty, Ind. ; Mrs. Dr. Cardenus and three chil
dren, Rendsburg, Wis. ;Mra Sankey and
Mrs. Wiuslow, Chicago.
'Mrs. Lew Wallace Reported Lost.
It it reported at Johnstown that: The
wife 'f Gen. Lew Wallace was lost in the
limit d train, which was swept away by the
flood. - Tbe information came from Mr.
Braii: ard Robison, of Indianapolis, an inti
mate friend of President Harrison. Mrs.
Waltice left Indianapolis last Thursday for
New fork, where her husband is. The gen
tral las telegraphed to ail points in this vl
einitj. It was for some time believed that
Ira. Wallace was on board atrain which
was s Ailed somewhere, but Mr. Robison is
certain she was drowned.
Two Tpsllantl Girts Dead.
"Mr. Robison came here to search for tbe
bodi or the Misses Carrie and Moilie
Rlcbixda, daughters of Mr. Richards, of the
Heels Copper company, on Lake Superior.
They left their home at Ypsilanti last week
to vis S some friends in the Cambria Iro
THE5 HOOK TBUAITO AUGUR WEDNESDAY JUNE 5, IBS9.
company, and were In tbe Hurlbut house
when tbe torrent washed them away. Tha
body of Miss Carrie was recovered Monday,"
MAKING THE BEST OF IT.
Johnstown Citizens Face tha . Future with
Hope and Courage.
Johnstown, Pa., June 6. There will be
clear ground next Monday between the rivers,
upon which Johnstown people may again
build and again grow rich and great Some
philosophic resfdents have even come to re
gard the flood in tbe light of a solid ad
vantage, and if it had not swept so many
lives from the earth they would think it
was absolutely so. Johnstown is sure to rise
again. Tbe action of the Cambria Iron com
pany has been infectious.
Plans for Rebuilding the City.
Those who have money will rebuild of
themselves, and others who have not, but have
good property, will borrow the money and
plunge in again with as much avidity as
those wbo have. There are no mortgages on
any real estate to speak of. The city owes
nothing; in fact, is in great financial shape.
Those who have money can lend it here to
private citizens at good interest, or invest it
iu bonds issued to pay for new bridges,
buildings, streets, and whatever else new is
needed. In a year or two Johnstown will be
more than herself again. The population
lost will be replaced by people who will be
wanted in the Cambria iron works and in
new factories and industries that will be
The Cambria Iron Works.
This is the feeling of all prominent Johns
town business men, and it is bound to count
Secretary Stackhouse, of tbe Cambria Iron
c -mpany. is superintending the work of the
900 men who are clearing away the debris in
and about the works. When asked what be
thought of the destruction at present he
said: "Our loss will not be quite as much at
the lower works as we at first supposed,
probably loss than $500,000. Our upper
works are completely demolished, and for
that reason we have given all our efforts to
placing our lower works in operation at the
earliest possible moment AVe will be in good
running order in less than four days. We
are sparing no expense in prosecuting the
work and we are paying very little attention
to the loss of our property. Our machinery
has suffered very littla"
Retting the Flames at Work.
Capt W. R. Jones and Evan Jones held a
consultation yesterday and arranged the
scheme for clearing the streets by burning
the debris. Ia an hour 100 tenta were up,
and 200 men were tearing down the moun
tains of lumber and logs and piling them
ready for the flames. Great billows of flames
were licking the lowering clouds all day
and last night Tbe streets are passable to
all parts of the city, although the debris is
by no means removed, nor will it be for sev
eral days, but it will go.
Everybody Going to Work.
Local pride has been stirred up, and all
are coming to ask for work. Residents whose
houses have been left them are cleaning them
out themselves and getting ready to repair
tbenu It begins to look like business again
here. Apathy is giving place to anxiety
anxiety to a feeling of emulation which will
bear legitimate fruit in the rebuilding and
renewing of the thrifty city.
The Destitution at WlUiamsport.
Harrisbubo, Pa., June 5. Governor
Beaver sat for two hours yesterday beside a
telegraph operator conferring with President
Harrison and the Johnstown authorities. He
also received a dispatch from Williamsburg
showing the havoc accomplished by the
freshet and the destitution existing in that
city. Tbe dispatch reports that thousands of
people are homeless; that actual want pre
vails, and that prompt support is urgently
needed. The loss of lumber alone is estimated
at f,0uo,000, wLile other damage done by the
flood will exceed that amount Owing to the
unprecedented!? hih water the necessary
supplies to feed the sufferers canntt be ob
tained at Willianisport- s
Perfecting the Communications.
New York, June 5. Tbe Pennsylvania
railroad officials sey that the company are
doing all in their power to clear the tracks
and put the lines in working order as soon as
possible. The Western Union Telegraph
company has a large force of men at work
from Philadelphia, New York and other
points connecting and repairing c Ires at
Johnstown. The Western Union pecple say
tbey will send relief inossages free to Johns
town. Says the I mm Was of Earth.
New York, May 3L The Sue's special
from Johnstown, Pa., says: The dam proves
to ha vi) been merely dirt, with a lifiit rub
ble facing, instead of solid masonry, and the
waste gates by which its builders designed
that its surplus in time of high water should
be run off, nre said to have been closed to
save tbe fish.
Was Lock Haven Engulfed?
Hakiusburo, Pa., June 5. Nothing has
been beard from Look Haven and the direst
alarm is felt by the governor that dreadful
information will be received from that place
within a short time.
Later. Look Haven has been hoard from.
The town is all right
The R. and O. in Good Shape,
N-w York, June 5. The Baltimore and
Ohio railroad yesterday afternoon announced
that all trains west were running as usual, and
and that the two regular trains to Pitts
burg would also be running before midnight
CASH FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
President Harrison Pronlde at a Meeting
for Relief H Is Speech.
Washington City, June 5. The meet
ing for the relief of the Johnstown sufferers
at Willard'shall yesterday afternoon brought
together many prominent officials, army and
navy officers and citizens, and resulted in
generous contributions and donations of
money, provisions and clothing. President
Harrison presided, and made a brief but elo
quent and impressive speech that touched tbe
sensibilities of all who heard him, and elicit
ed from his audience frequent applause.
District Commissioner Douglas called the
meeting to order, and, introducing the pres
ident to tbe audience, Invited bini to preside
over thoir deliberations.
The President's Speech.
President Harrison in taking the chair
spoke as follows:
Everybody to-day is distressingly conscious
of the circumstances which have convened
this meeting. It would be impossible to state
more impressively than the newspapers have
done the distressing incidents attending the
calamity whii h has fallen upon the city of
Johnstown and the neighboring hamlets, and
upon a law section of Pennsylvania situated
upon the Susquehanna river. The grim pen
cil of Dore would be inadequate to portray
the horrors of this visitation.
The Rift In the Clouds.
In such meetings s we have here in the na
tional capital and other like gatherings that
are taking place in all the cities of this land
we have the only rays of hope and light in the
general gloom. When such a calamitous visi
tation falls upon any section of our country
we do more than to put about the dark picture
the golden border of love and charity. Ap
plause.1 It is in such fires as these that the
brotherhood of man is welded. And where ia
sympathy and help more appropropriate than
here in the national capital ?
I am glad to say that early this morning
from a city not long ago visited with pestilence,
not long a to Itself appealing to the charitable
people of the whole land far relief the city of
Jacksonville, Fla. there eume the ebb of
that tide of charity which flawed toward it in
the time of Its need, in a telegram from the
Sanitary Relief association, authorizing me to
draw upon them for J2.UU0 for the relief of the
Pennsylvania sufferers. Appiaue.
It Is a Time for Action.
But this is no time for speech. While I talk,
men, women and children are suffering for
the relief whii h we plan to give. One word
or two of practical snggestion.and I will place
this meeting in your hands to give effect to
your impatient benevolence. I have a dis
patch from the governor of Pennsylvania, ad
vising me that communication baa just been
opened with WiUianuport, on a branch of the
Susquehanna river, and that the losses in that
section have been ai nillinvr: tht thousands
of people are homeless and penniless, and"!
inai mere is an imme Hate call for food to rv
lieve their necessities. He advise me
that any supplies of food that can
he hastily gathered here should be sent
via Harriaburg to Wiliiamsport, where they
"lyjJtrlbnted. I suggest, therefore, that
a committee be constituted having in charge
iue speedy collection or articles or rood.
A Great and Pressing Exigency.
The occasion is snch that the bells might
well be rung through your streets to call the
attention of the thoughtless to this great ex
igency in order that a train-load of provisions
may be dispatched to-night or in the early
morning to this suffering people. 1 snggest
secern ly, as many of these people have had
the entire furnishings of their houses swept
away, and have now only temporary shelter,
that a committee be appointed to collect such
articles of clothing, and especially bed-clothing,
as can be spared.
Kow that the summer season is on, it can
hardly be that a house In Washington cannot
spare a blanket or a coverlet.- And third, I
suggest that from the substantial business
men and bankers there be appointed a com
mittee to collect money. For after tbe first ex
igency is past there will befoand in those com
munities very many who have lost their all,
who will need aid in the reconstruction of their
demolished homes and in furnishing them so
that they may be again inhabited.
Go Thou and Do Likewise.
Need I say in conclusion that as a tempora
ry citizen of Washington It would give me
great satisfaction if the national capital
should so generously respond to this call of
our distressed fellow-citizens as to be conspic
uous among the cities of our Und. Applause.
1 feel that as I am now calling for contribu
tions I should say that on Saturday, when
first apprised of the disaster at Johnstown, I
telegraphed a subscription to the mayor of
that city. I do not like to speak of anything
so personal as this, but I felt it due to myself
and to you that I should say so much asthis.
They Responded In Cash.
After the president concluded his address
a number of vice presidents, secretaries and
tbe treasurer of the meeting were selected,
and working committees were appointed. It
was an enthusiastic meeting, and the re
sponses to the president's call for immediate
subscriptions were prompt and liberal. The
District bar gave $455; Attorney General
Miller, 100; John W. Thompson, 500; Na
tional Metropolitan bank, . $500; National
Bank of the Republic, $500; Private Secre
tary Halford, $50; Secretary Noble, $250;
George H. Lemon, $500; Bancroft Davis,
$100; Secretary and Mrs. Proctor, $500, and
Auditor John Lynch, $100. A great number
of citizens subscribed $100. An aggregate
of $10,000 was subscribed. Perhaps more
valuable than money subscriptions were the
large quantities of food and clothing donated
by scores of merchants throughout the city.
Our Modest Chief Magistrate.
Just at the close of the meeting an effort
was made to pass resolutions thanking the
president for his services as chairman of the
meeting and tbe interest he had manifested
in the proceedings, but the president begged
the gentleman who offered the resolution to
withdraw it, and then declaring tbe meeting
adjourned, quietly left the liall.
Donations to the Needy.
Governor Beaver has received a contribu
tion of $10,000 from New Haven, Conn.
A dispatch to Governor Beaver from Wili
iamsport says $7,000 has been raised in that
city by business men for tbe relief of the suf
ferers. Chicago has sent $15,000 to the flood suf
ferers and tbe amount contributed will prob
ably reach $50,000 to-night
Cleveland has raised $.'48,000, of which $3,
000 is t rout the school children.
Ottumwa, Ia., has sent. $1,300 to Johns
town. Davenport already has $2,000.
The mayor of Sioux City, Ia., sent $1,000
yesterday to tbe destitute.
San Francisco telegraphed $10,000 to Gov
Gelesburg, Ills., and innumerable other
places are at work raising foe.
0APT. SCHA&CK TELLS HI3 ST0EY.
WoodrufTs Confession and Its Corrobora
tion by Other Shady Characters Alex
ander Sullivan and Dan Coughlin Ter
ribly Implicated If the Witnesses Are
To Be Believed The "Burgomaster"
Gets the Bounce for Unsatisfactory
Work Another Clew Lynching at
Chicago, June 5. Startling evidence was
given yesterday before the coroner's jury in
the Cronin case by Capt Sohaaok. It was
late when the "burgomaster" was called. He
testified that on the day that the grand jury
took np the case the prisoner Woodruff, alias
King, sent for him and confessed . that he
drove tbe wagon with the trunk that con
tained Cronin's body from the Evanston ave
nue cottage to the catch-basin. He opened
the confession by saying that he was in a
saloon on Division street near Franklin, one
day, with two men named King and Fair
burn, when a strange man entered and took
King aside. He produced a big roll of money,
and gave some to King and to Fairburn.
When he had gone Woodruff asked King
who it was, and he replied : "That is the great
lawyer, Alexander Sullivan.''
Implicating Detective Coughlin.
Woodruff went on to say that he was hired
by Detective Coughlin for the sum of $25
to go to tbe cottage and get the trunk. Tbe
two men before referred to accompanied
him. They first drove through Lincoln
park, where the trunk was taken out and
again returned to the wagon. Then they
drove to the catch basin. After the body
had been placed therein and tbe trunk
dropped by the wayside they drove to a barn
where they washed and fixed up. Coughlin,
he Went On tO HIT tnlrl tiim MVal-al Hnva ul-
-forehand that he had a job for him. On the
arieraoon of May 4 be came to him and said:
"Now'sthe night it has got to be done; if
you can't get out before 3 o'clock it will be
no use." At o'clock he got tbe wagon. .
After Schaack had concluded, "Maj."
Sampson, a man well known in the police
courts and tbe bridewell, testified that
Coughlin tried to hire him some time ago to
slug Cronin, and promised to pay him liber
ally for the job. A man named Billy Lyon
corroborated this, and an adjournment was
The evidence taken earlier in tbe day was
that of the Lake View police officers who
saw the mysterious vehicle on tbe fatal
night, and of the doctors who made the post
The Burgomaster In Disgrace.
Late last night Chief of Police Hubbard is
sued an order peremptorily removing Capt
Schaack from the command of the Chicago
avenue district and also suspending him
from duty. This action was based upon his
unsatisfactory evidence yesterday afternoon,
and upon tbe opinion that be had bungled tbe
case from the start He admitted to the
jury that he had not asiced Woodruff to de
scribe Alexander Sullivan, and in general
demonstrated that he bad tried to shield
Coughlin to the hindrance of tbe investiga
tion. Claim to Have a Clew.
The polive claim to have an important
clew to tbe murderers of Dr. Cronin. They
have found the expressman who hauled the
murderers' goods from the building at 117
Clark street to the Carlson cottage. Accord
ing to the expressman tne fellows belong in
Chicago and he has seen both of them fre
quently since be hauled the goods. The last
time he saw them was last Saturday. The
expressman's description of one of the men
tallies -closely with that of Simons, who
bought the furniture from Revell & Co.,
and of Williams, who rented the cottage
from tbe Carlsons.
A Burglar Who Seriously Wounded a Maa
and Wife Strang Up.
Topeka, Kan., June 5. A man giving his
name as N. Oliphant entered the hoase of Mr.
A. T. Rod gars, a prominent merchant here, in
tent on burglary. The entrance was effect
ed about it. m. yesterday, and on awaken
ing Mr. Rodgere found himself confronted
by a stoutly built and desperate-looking man
armed with a revolver. Mr. Rodgers grap
pled with tbe man, and was aided by Mrs.
Rodgers. Tha burglar fired as tbey closed
m on him, tha ball taking affect in Mrs,
A Fierce Struggle.
The master of tbe house was on the burg
lar and endeavoring to disarm him. - A
fierce struggle ensued, in which all three
took part Several shots were fired by the
desperado as his wrist was held tight by his
assailant One of these took effect in Mr.
Roger's left arm and another in tbe center of
the abdomen. A third shot went through
the left hand of the burglar. They finally
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got the revolver away, but were so weak
that tliey allowed the man to escape. They
then aroused tho neighbors, when it was
found that both Mr. and Mrs. Rogers were
dangerously if not fatally wounded.
Citizens Determine on Lynching.
A public meeting was held in the afternoon
and lynching whs determined on, the meet
ing being composed of the most prominent
cltiE'tis. Immediately after dark an im
mense mob collected in the vicinity of tbe
jail where tbe robber was, and in spite of
the efforts of a valiant band of tn-olve police
men, who used their clubs freely, they broke
into tbe jail, battered down the doors and
took tbe prisoner out
He Confesses His Guilt
He admitted that he was tbe guilty man
and asked his executioners, "Be sure and break
my neck." He also asked for a minister and
one came forward, but was too slow. "Fix
the roper "Han him!" "Hang him!" came
from all sides. The minister tried to speak,
but the crowd would not listen. "Pray or
sbi t up!" was thundered at him, and in the
next instant the crowd from tbe immediate
vicinity of the prisoner began to move txv
ward a telegraph pole a few rods away.
Jerked into the Air.
A rope had been adjusted around bis neck
and the other end was thrown to a man who
had climbed the pole. Tbe rope was thrown
over the cross-bar and the miserable wretch
jerked dangling in the air. A pistol shot
was fired, the rope was made fa.-t, and the
The banging took place in the full glare of
an electric light
Kansas Is a Great State.
Lincoln. Kan., June 5. Pat Cleary
broke juil Tuesday nigbt and was pursued
and shot by citizens of this and Ellsworth
counties. He was captured by the crowd,
taken to tho railroad bridge and banged.
Cleai-y murdered Jesse Turner on Jan. 8,
Tasrott in China.
Chicago, June 5. A telegram in The Her
ald, from San Francisco, says that Tascott,
the murderer of .Snell, the millionaire in this
city months ago, has escaped to China. His
whereabouts was discovered by a reporter
uamed F. W. Lawrence.
Sunday Postal Work.
Washington City June 5. The postmas
ter general has sent circulars to about 100
leading postoffiees to get statistics of Sunday
work with a view to reducing such work if
Governor Hill's Little Veto.
Albany, N. Y.. Juno S. Governor Hill
vesterdav vetoed tha Veririer linnnr tn kill
and also tbe high-license bilL
Mrs. Gen. Logan arrived in Loudon from
Paris Saturday. She has Miss Florence
Pullman with her, and will spend the rest of
the season in London.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington City, Jnne 5. The indica
tions for thirty-six hours from 8 p. m. yester
day are as follows: For Michigan and east
ern Wisconsin Light rain; slightly warmer
weather: northwesterly winds. For western
Wisconsin and Iowa Fair weather: warmer
winds, becoming southerly. For Indiana and
I linois Fair weather, prece led by iight rain
in Indiana; stationary temperature; north
Chicao.o, June 4.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
as follows: Wheat No. 2 June, ojx-ned 7'Aio,
closed Tiic; July, opened and closed TWgc;
August, opened it'jc. closed 74c. Corn
No. 2 June, opened and cloud K6c: July,
opened 34Mi-'. closed 4Mc; August, opened
34i dosed 34&s-jr.. Oats -No. 2 June, opened
21?s-2uc, closed 21c: July, opened SMt-fec,
closed 2vifcc; September, otcneil SV-. elosed
SVtrw. I'ork June, nined S1I.70, closerl
11.6T; July, opened fcll.su, closed $11,75;
Auttust, opened 11.871. closed S-U.Si.. Lard
June, oHned and closed. $i.tfl$. bifitt
Produce: Butter-Fancy Klein creamery, 18
fcli per lb; daries in line, 10jtl2c; ro 1 butter,
8c. F.RR9 Strictly fresh. 12c per dm. Poul-try-Uve
chickens, oMjcWic per lb; roosters,
6c; turkeys, 7ho; ducks, 5tc. Potatoes
Choice Rurbanks, 4"c per hu; Beauty of He
bron, aVftHlc; mixed lots, ttfrD; sweet potatoes.
$1.7art-2.ii per bid. A pples Choic greenings,
$a.5HtfjA"r p--r l.bl; pnor lots, 7.icl.ti0. Straw
berries - .50 per :4-qU case.
Nkw York, June 4
Wheat Steady; No. 2 red state, blc; do
June, &M-sc; do July, Kt4o; do August. Sis..
Corn-Quiet; No. 2 mixed oaon. 44o; do June,
41sc; do July, 41so; do Angu- t. 414c. .,.,
Steady: No. 2 white state, Sm-.; Ni z tii- i
June, 279sc; do July. 2. Kye-DulL Bar
ley Nominal. I'ork Dull; new mess, $ua
QtlXM. ljrd Quiet; June, $7.01; July, Jj.7.04.
Live Stock: Catt e-No trading worth men
tioning, but feeing about steady; dr-sert
beef firmer common to prim i sides
1.hn ? ion jh8. sheep and Lambs-Sheejs
easier, $4.tl,i: . ft iun Its lamb steadv; ..0
taiO.'M bead. H gs No trading In live hogs;
lllim'tllill, h!.tly; 4.A-(fl5.IO.
Hay Upland prairie. $R 00
Hy Timoiny new $7&8.00.
Ooel Hoft He: hare rfl.On
Cord Wood-Oak, H.r,: Hickory, a.
Straw-16.00: balsa te.oa.
BV TirtD Of fcn ATftrnttan mnA Kill eat
ttsoed out of the clerk's office of the circuit court
j, isiana county, ana state of Illinois, and
to me directed, whereby 1 am commanded to make
the amonnt of a certain 1ndm
tainedaninst BernardusTVankirkboTe and in favor
" oeeioca for use of Oostaf Swensson,
out of the lands, tenements, goods and chattels
of the said defendant, Bernardas Vsnkirkhove,
upuu me loiiowiDg property, to-wit:
All that certain tract or parcel of land situated
In the county of Bock Island and in tbe state of
Illinois known and described as follows, to-wit:
Beginning on the wen side of lot No. seventeea,
(17), in Wood's third (Srd) addition to the town
of Moline at a point which S.WV chains 08
feet) north of the southwest corner of said lot
No. seventeen. (17) ; thence west ivar. T48 east)
one hundred and fifty 4 ISO) feet; thence to the
highway; thsnce sooth along said highway fifteen
(16) feet; thence east one hundred and fifty (150)
feet; thence north fifteen (16) feet to tbe place
of beginning, being the same premises eenveyed
to Beroardns Vankirkbove by Constent Van Warn
bake and Elisabeth Van Wambeke, his wife, by
their deed dated December 10, 1MU, and reeurded
in tbe registry of deeds of said county of Bock
liland May 1L, 18C1, at page S44 of book of deads
Therefore, according to said command I shall ex
pose for sale at public auction all the right, title and
interest of the above named Bernardus Yankirk
hove in and to the above described property, on
Saturday, the Mth day of Jane, 1889, at 10 o'clock
a. m. at the north door of the court house In tha
city of Bock Island, ia tha county of Rock Island
and state of Illinois, for cash io feaao, to satisfy
saM execution and fee bill
Dated at Bock Island this 5th day of Jane,
A. D. 1889. T. 8.8ILYI9,
; V Bhariff of Bock Island oooaty, Illinois.
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No words can do justice to the Novelties exhibited.
W. B. BARKER,
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and hopes to retain the custom of his predecessor
He will make a great effort to perpetuate the good name of tbia
Old Established Grocery
that it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the best goods .
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
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Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
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