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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Thursday, Junk 6, 1889.
Tke WiMe Attorney Vacancy.
Tbe death of State's Attorney O'Mara
necessitates a special election to fill tbe
vacancy in tbat office. Tbe statutes
provide that where an unexpired term is
more tban one year an election shall be
held. Otherwise the board of supervis
ors would have power to appoint a sue
cessor to tbe dead attorney. In fact tbe
statutes apparently confers no power for
even the temporary appointment of a
state's attorney, where a vacancy in the
office exists. When tbe state's attorney
is interested in a suit or temporarily ab
sent, the circuit judge can name a person
to act in his stead for tbe time being, as
was done during Mr. O'Mara'a recent ill
ness. County Clerk Donaldson says tbe ear
liest possible date he could select for tbe
special election would be July 2d,
as tbe law requires twenty days'
notification and three weeks for reg
registration purposes in the cities of Rock
Island and Moline. But as the commit
tee on equalization meet on tbe 2d and
the board of supervisors tbe following
week, many of whom will have to act as
judges of election, it is not likely tbat be
will issue the call earlier tban the third
week in July, which will give ample op
portunity for the officer elect to famil
larize with the duties before the meeting
of tbe September grand jury.
Already the question as to who will be
Mr. O'Mara's successor is being agitated.
The republican candidate is likely to be
either Oliver Olson, M. M. Sturgeon or
Saville Johnston, while democratic gossip
points to Wm. or M. J. McEniry or
The llllnoia Leclalatorc.
St. Louis Republic: The Illinois leeis
iature during its session did little more
tban to give a superfluous demonstration
of republican incapacity for government
and subserviency to corporations. It
passed tbe bills demanded by Chicago
capitalists. It defeated the bills de
manded by the people of the state. Tbe
last act of th senate whs to bring in a
verdict acquitting itself of getting; the
money -rained, it was charged, to kill the
Merntt bill against trusts. This does
not change tbe fact that the bill was
killed, and that the republican party in
me legislature killed it. Nothing what
ever was done to relieve the farmers
either of the burden of unequal taxation
or 01 me exactions or monopoly.
Tbe appropriations, if not as indecent
as they have been, are as indecent as tbe
republicans could make them in the face
of democratic opposition. No more re
gard waa shown for the public welfare in
proposing them tban was shown in the
deliberate whitewashing of ex Governor
Uglesby for his illegal expenditure of
After tbe exposure by the Republic of
the scheme to use the Australian ballot
system to give tbe complete control of
state elections to three republican office
holders, the republicans had no more use
for ballot reform. As they were not al
lowed to abuse it. they repudiat ed it and
devoted themselves to passing Chicago
jobs, of which there were even more and
worse tban usual.
If anything whatever was done to re
lieve the state from the evils of which
there has been just and loud complaint;
if any reform urged in any direction has
been allowed to succeed, it escaped no
lice. It has not escaped notice, however,
that by joint resolution the republicans
of both houses demanded that congress
pass a service pension bill, which would
take at least $300,000,000 a year out of
the pockets of the people and finally fix
on the country the pretoriauism which is
now the curse of tbe republican party in
Chicago Globe: It cannot be said that
the general assembly of Illinois has com
pleted its labors, for it has left undone
many things which it ought to have
done; but it has adjourned and tbe people
of the state have no little cause tor grat
itude in that. In some particulars it has
been one of the least respectable bodies
that ever assembled to make laws for the
state. Tbe senate voted itself a coat of
whitewash to be applied over a specific
charge that it had been bribed to defeat
the trust bill, but senators who obsti
nately and systematically opposed all
legislation designed to defend tbe people
against rapacious combinations will have
some difficulty in settling accounts with
their constituents. It would be unjusti
flatly complimenting tbe honesty of
these senators at tbe expense of their in
telligence to believe tbat they sinned in
ignorance or that they betrayed tbe in
terests of tbe people without compensa
tion from some quarter. They have de
parted, and it is to be hbped the state
may never look upon their like again.
Mr. Fred Weyerbauser, of this city,
the lumber king of the northwest, was
tendered a banquet at the Stanley house,
Chippewa Falls, last evening in honor of
his departure for Europe. About seventy
five guests were present, including prom
inent lumbermen of tbat and other cities.
An address was delivered by Mayor Ken
nedy, to which Mr. Weyerbauser feelingly
responded. Mr. Weyerbauser leaves
soon for his old home in Prussia,
which he left nearly forty years ago. He
will visit the prominent places in Europe
before he returns, and will be accom
panied by his wife and M. Q. Norton, of
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh tbat cannot be
cured by taking Hall's catarrh cure.
F. J. Cheney & 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 & Troax, Wholesale druggists,
Waldihg, Rinnan & Marvtk, Wholesale
druggists, Toledo, O.
E. H. Van Docsen, Cashier, Toledo Na
tional bank, Toledo, O.
Hall's catarrh cure is taken Internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of tbe system. Price 75 cents
per bottle. Sold by all druggist.
Lost. "I don't know where; I can't
tell when; I don't see bow something of
great value 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
ular and peculiar medicine, Hood's Sar
aaparilla. 1 want everybody to try it
this season." It is sold by all druggists.
One hundred doses one dollar.
The Task is Herculean
Ten Thousand Men and a
Month's Hard Work
REQUIRED TO CLEAR THE WRECK.
At the Brined City of Johnstown Alone
Contractor Flynn's Estimate of
the Labor Involved.
Volunteer Doing; Noble Work, bat Their
Enthusiasm Cannot Be Expected to Last
Estimates of the Dead Continue to
Stand Between 19,000 and 15,000 Far
ther Incidents or the Disaster Some Ac
count of Two Miles of Havoc The Ever
Frlghtful Bridge Horror About That
Wrecked Train Mrs. Lew Wallace
Among the Saved Burying- the Dead
Human Vultures I broad.
Johnstown, Pa., June 6. William Flynn
arrived in the wrecked city yesterday morn
ing and at once took charge of the army of
laborers. "It will take 10,000 men thirty
days to clear tbe ground so tbat tbe streets
are passable and tbe work of rebuilding can
be commenced," said he, "and I am at a loss
to know bow tbe work is to be dona This
enthusiasm will soon die out and tbe volun
teers will want to return home. It would
take all summer for my men alone to do
what work is necessary. Steps must be taken
at once to furnish gangs of workmen and I
shall send to-day a communication to the
Pittsburg chamber of commerce asking the
different manufacturers of tbe Ohio valley
to take turns for a month or so in furnishing
reliefs of workmen. I shall ask tbat each
establishment stop work for a week at a time
and send all hands in the charge of a fore
man and timekeeper. We will board and
care for them here. These gangs should
come for a week at a time, as no organiza
tion can be effected if workmen arrive and
leave when they please. "
Volunteers Doing Nobly.
The volunteers are doing noble work.
Nearly every town in western Pennsylvania
is represented by from ten to 100 men, and
many towns in Ohio and New York have
furnished laborers. Men who come here will
be paid (3 a day and board.
The Masons Knights of Pythias, the Royal
Arcanum, Knights of the Mystic Chain, and
the Odd Fellows all have sent delegations
here to look after dead or destitute members.
The Pittsburg O ld Fellows brought with
them tlO.OOO in cash.
r'nol Is Wanted First.
"It is not cash we want first, " said Chair
man Scott "We have nearly 14,0 people
to feed and must have food. Money t this
time is of no use to people, for there are no
stores here nothing to buy."
A Thousand Funeral.
Dawn had scarcely broken Tuesday morn
ing until 1,000 funerals were coursing tbe
green hillsides. There were no hearses, few
mourners, and as little solemnity as formal
ity. The majority of tbe coffins were rough
pine. The wugons were drawn by farmers'
teams, and instead of six pall-bearers to one
coflin there were generally six coffins to one
team. Silently, the procession moved, and
silently they unloaded their burdens in the
lap of mctbnr earth.
Terrible Mortality at Woodvale.
Out of a total population of 1,030, at Wood
vale, 667 are known to have been saved, mak
ing the loss of life about 50 per cent of tbe
submerged portion of the village.
The Orphans Comparatively Few.
It is estimated that the number of orphans
in the Conemaugb valley will be about 500.
They are being removed to central points,
where they can be found in case they are in
A Church's Heavy Lom.
St Mark's Protestant Episcopal church lost
twenty-seven out of a membership of 150.
Rector A. P. Diller, wife, and two children
were drowned and have not yet been recov
ered. Their new church building has disap
peared. Alarming Extent of Slulcnes.
Measles has broken out among the children
to an alarming extent. Typhoid fever is
making its appearance, while the prevalence
of pneumonia is causing much uneasiness.
Three hundred surgical cases have been
treated at tbe Cambria hospital.
Carted Away to the Grave.
Many of the bodies recovered yesterday
were much decomposed from tieing so long
in the water. Wherever possible they were
embalmed, while the others were rapidly
carted away to the cemetery to fill nameless
graves. This expedition is necessary to pre
vent typhus, which the physicians very much
A Child's Pathetic Story.
Yesterday tbe depot relief committee were
approached by a troop of nine children, walk
ing single file, who were under the command
of a girl 15 years of age. She told in a sim
ple, straightforward way how slid was the
eldest of her family and tbat bar father,
mother and other sisters had been drowned,
while they had survived. Tbe officer fed
them and then put them in charge of a man
who verified their story.
Mortality at Conemaugh.
In tbe town of Conemaugh there are only
thirty-eight persons positively known to have
Twelve to Fifteen Thousand Dead.
The best estimates yesterday morning on
the loss of life, based on the registry of the
living and tbe unofficial poll, put it at from
12,000 to 15,000. The drift of opinion among
intelligent men, physicians, engineers, and
railroad men is that 1,000 to 1,500 of the
bodies will never be found.
The Troops on Guard.
This ruined city lies within a girdle of
steel tbe bayonets of the Fourteenth regi
ment The militia has captured Johnstown,
and last night, over the desolate plain where
the city proper stood, through the towering
wrecks and Dy the river passes, marched tbe
patrol, crying "Halt r and challenging the
vagabonds, vandals, and ghonls who cross
their path. Gen. Hastings is in command.
Keason for His Despair.
On a cot in the hospital on Prospect hill,
there lies at present a man injured bodily al
most to death, but whose mental sufferings
are so great as to shadow those of his physi
cal into insignificance. His name is Vering.
He has lost in the flood his whole family,
wife and five children. The look of despair
and agony on tbat poor man face would
cause tears to flow from adamant. When
swept away in the raging flood be held his
wife in bis arms until caught and crushed
into momentary insensibility by m mass of
timbers. Here he let go of her and coming
to immediately saw her sinking. Twice he
raised her by her hair above water and was
too weak to bold her, and she drowned while
he straggled to save her. He said further:
"As if I had not suffered enough, a few mo
ments after 1 saw some objects whirling
around in an eddy which rwObd around
until reaching again the current, they floated
past me. My God, ruanl Would you be
lieve met It was three of my children, all
dead. Their dear little faces are before me
now distorted in a look of ajony that no
matter js-hifiW do, haunts me. Oh I if I could
only have released myself at tbat time I
would have willingly died with them. I was
rescued some time after and have been here
She Was Looking for Her Lost.
The first body taken from the ruins yester
day morning was that of a boy named DavU,
who was found in tbe. debris near the bridge.
He was badly bruised and burned. Tbe re
mains were taken to the undertaking rooms
at tbe Pennsylvania railroad station, where
they were identified as those of Willie Davis.
Tbe bor's mother has been making a tour of
thi different morgues for tbe past' few days,
ami was just going through the undertaking
rex ms when she saw tbe remains of her boy
bei lg brought in. She ran up and demanded
the remains, and seemed to have lost her
mbid. She caused quite a scene by her
actions, but calmed down after awhile and
sta ed that she had lost her husband and sjx
chi dren in the flood, and that this was the
first one of the family that had been reoov
ere L She said she bad not slept a wink since
Saturday, and had visited the different
mo -gues at least 100 times, and was almost
era ty from the sights she had witnessed.
Getting the Iron Works In Shape.
N early 3,000 men were at work yesterday
clearing away the wreckage and debris of
ruiied buildings in the yard of the great
works of the Cambria Iron company. Yes
terday additional evidence of the go-ahead
spii it of the company was furnished when I
S. Cmith, of the Gautier mill which was
ent rely swept away wrote this notice:
"All Gautier employes are requested to re
port on the 6th at 9 a. m. for work." This
ord ir has a twofold object One is to have
the men report in order to ascertain what
men of the company's force are still alive,
and the other is to restore confidence. It is
possible, too, that the men may be paid off.
The monthly payroll of the Gautier mill was
$23,000. In this mill about 1,300 men were
Total Number of Bodies Found.
Two hundred and forty -six more bodies
were found yesterday, of which the major
ity lave been identified. This swells the list
TrVO MILES OF THE DEVASTATION.
Tbe Scene from Johnstown to Conemangh
Freaks of the Flood.
Johnstown, Pa., June 6. From Johns
town up the valley easy communication has
beeii opened as far as Conemaugh, two miles,
and it is possible for any one now to readily
see a sight never before seen in this world,
and which no one who does not see it himself
will ever believe did really exist It is de
scril d here as well as words can describe it,
but merely as a duty to history and not with
tbe idea tbat any one who cannot look at it
will ever think it trua
Steel Twisted Into Knots.
Every one has seen the light iron beams,
shaf s, and rods in a factory, lying in twist
ed, 1 roken, and criss-cross shape after a fire
has destroyed the factory. In the gap above
Joht stown tbe water has picked up a four
trad: railroad, covered with trains, freight
and passenger; machine shops, around bouse,
and other heavy buildings with heavy con
tent ; and has torn the track to pieces, twist
ed, t irned, and crossed it as fire never could.
Swept Away Like Chair.
It laa tossed huge freight locomotives like
barrels, and cars like packing boxes; torn
them to pieces, and scattered them over miles
of te.Titory. It has in one place put a stream
of water a city block wide between the rail
road and the bluff, and in another place it
bas c hanged tbe course of the river as far in
the other direction, and left 100 yards in
land the tracks that formerly skirted the
Through the Deluge to Safety.
Ad 1 to this tbat in tbe midst of this.
Are, 'vith tbe singular fatality that has made
it everywhere the companion of the flood in
this catastrophe, has destroyed a train of
vestibule cars tbat tbe flood bad wrecked;
that 1 he passengers who remained in the cars
through the flood and until the fire were
saved, while their companions who attempted
to flen were overwhelmed and drowned, and
tbat t hrough it all one locomotive stood, and
still s anils, comparatively uninjured, in the
cente of the wreckage.
Stood the Brunt of the Catastrophe.
The t locomotive stands there on its track
now with its fires burning, smoke curling
from she stack and steam from its safety
valve, all ready to go ahead as soon as a
track is built down to it It is No. 1,309, a
54-ton, eight drivers, elass R, Pennsylvania
locorartive, George Hudson was its engin
eer, a. id Conductor Sheely had charge of
tbe fain. They, with all the rest of the
crew, escaped by flight when they saw tbe
A Remarkable Monument.
This playground, where a giant force
played with masses of iron as a child might
play ith pebbles, begins with a bridge, or a
piece of a bridge, about thirty feet long, that
stands high and dry upon two ordinary abut
ments at Woodvale, a monument to the pe
culiar action of the deluge. Tbe part of the
bridge that remained spanned the Pennsyl
vania tracks. The tracks are gone, the bridge
is gont on either side, the river is gone to a
new cl annel, the very earth for 100 yards
around has been scraped off and swept away,
but th s little span remains perched up there
twenty feet above everything, in the midst
of a iesert of ruins, the only piece of a
bridge that is standing from tbe railroad
bridge to South Fork. It is a light iron
structure, and the abutments are not unusu
ally heavy. That it should be kept there,
when i very thing everything else was twisted
and to:-n to pieces, is one of tbe queer freaks
of this flood.
The Wrecks of Freight Trains.
Near by are the wrecks of two freight
trains tbat were standing side by side when
the flond caught them. The lower ends of
both tire torn to pieces, the cars tossed
around in every direction and many of them
carried away. The whole of the train on the
track nearest the river was demolished. Its
locomotive is gone entirely. But tbe force
thatdil this left the light, wooden box
cars tiemselves unharmed. They were
loaded with dressed beef and fprovisions.
They h ive been emptied to supply the hun
gry in Johnstown.
Destruction of the Hallway Track.
The Tack is absolutely gone from the
front of engine 1,80b clear up to beyond
Conemt.ugh. Parts of it lie about every
where, twisted, turned upside down, stacked
cross wi m, one piece above another, ana in
one plaie a section of the ieft track has been
lifted clear over the right track, runs along
there f r some distance, then twists into its
The Plain Is Now a Gulch.
There is little to indicate the late presence
of a rai road from here to the upper part of
Conemt.ugh. The little plain iuto which
tbe gap widened here, and In which stood the
bulk of tbe town is wiped out There is not
the slightest indication that tkjti center of the
plain w is anything but a flood-washed gulch
in some mountain region.
ft here tbe Trains Were Struck.
At thi upper end stands a fantastic collec
tion of ruined railroad equipments. Three
trains stood there when the flood swept down
the vallny. Qp the outside was a local pas
senger, with three cars and a locomotive. It
stands there yet, the cars tilted by the
washing of the track, but comparatively un
injured. A freight train stood on tbe track
wbereoc a large collection of smashed cars
has its place now. It was broken all to
Fifteen Passengers Lost.
Inside of all was the day express, with its
baggage and express cars and at the end
three veitibule cars. It was from this train
tbat a ni mber of passengers, fifteen certainly
and no c ne knows how many more, were lost
When tl e alarm came most of the passengers
fled for the high ground. Many reached it;
others n n back and were lost Others stayed
on the a rs, and after the first rush of the
flood we:-e rescued alive. Some of the freight
cars wer3 loaded With lime, and these set on
fire by tlie water quickly had the cars bias
ing. Three of the vestibule cars burned
downed io the trucks. These and tbe peculiar
shaped iitm frames of the vestibules are all
that sboir where tbe cars stood.
The Wave Ova Forty Feet High.
The ret won tbe flood did not wipe out these
three trains entirely is supposed to be that
just in front of them and between them and
the flood was a round-house filled with en
gines. I t was a large building and probably
forty fee; high to tbe tops of the ventilators
in thereof. The wave of wrath, eye-witnesses
say, was so high that these ventilators
were ben jatb it The round-house was swept
away to its very foundation, and the flood
played jack-straws with the locomotives, but
it split t le torrent and a part of it went
down ea :h side of the trains, saving them
from the worst of its force.
Seva! Locomotives Annihilated.
Thirty-three locomotives were in and
around ti round- house and tbe repair shop i
near. Or those twenty -six have been found,
HE HOCK mnXSTD AHGTTB. THURSDAY JUKE 6, IB39.
or at least trjeed, pari of them being found
in Johnstown and one tender in Stony creek.
The other seven locomotives are gone, not a
trace of them has been found up to this
time. It is supposed that some of them are
in the sixty acres of debris at Johnstown
above the bridge. All the locomotives that
remain anywhere in sight of the round-house,
except those attached to the trains, are
thrown about in every direction, -smashed,
broken, and useless but for old iron.
CLIMAX OF THE HORROR.
Soul-Harrowing Scenes at the Great Bridge
Johnstown, Pa., Junes. An eye-witness
of tbe horrible scenes in and about the stone
bridge of the railroad during Friday night
and Saturday states that nothing in art or
literature can half delineate the horrors of
that night after the ruins had taken fire.
Dore's wonderful imagination would be at
fault were he to attempt to depict anything
so fearful in its accumulation of horrors as
Agonized Moans and Shrieks.
At all times duriug the night the moans
and shrieks of souls in the fearful torrent
of flame could be heard above tbe roar of
the flames and the booming torrent which
thundered by. All through Friday night
the horrid din kept up until some of the on
lookers fled from the spot, unable to bear it
A Woman's Awful Death.
Another party as late as Saturday morn
ing heard tbe shriek of a woman's voice amid
the ruins, and looking in the direction, was
horror-stricken to see a woman's white arm
and shoulder amid a pile of ruins on which
the flames were rapidly encroaching. For
several moments the arm swept the air, the
band clutching convulsively at space, then a
broad sheet of flame swept down toward it,
and the most fearful scream of mortal agony
that ever thrilled the air arose. Then all
was silent, and tbe wave of fire swept on,
crackling as if in glee at what it had dona
A SPECIMEN DEATH-ROLL.
Names of Some ol the Lost, Recovered and
Johnstown, Ta., June 6. The follow
ing are additions to the list of dead: Henry
Ludwig and wife, bodies not found; Mrs.
Morrell Swank and 6-year-old son, bodies not
found; Mrs. George Hager, body not found;
Miss Laura Hamilton, body not found; Ja
cob Wild, wife and daughter, bodies found;
Mrs. Jane Bridges, body not found ; Mrs.
Aaron Davis and three children, Woodvale,
bodies not found; John G. Alexander and
wife, Woodvale, bodies not found; Mrs.
Martha Alexander, body not found; Noah
Evans, wife and four children, bodies not
found; Mrs. Reesa, body found; Mrs.
Mary Fitzharris, body found; remains of
a man and girl found near those of Mrs. Fitz
harris; Samuel Long, died in tbe hospital
from injuries; Hamilton Clark, body found;
Mrs. Lizzie Gallagher, body found.
Tbe following bodies were found and are
now lying in the Presbyterian church: Jo
seph Williams, Mrs. John T. Harris and
three children. Dr. Marburg, Carl Wener,
wife and child, Jessie Bending, John B.
Clark, Hamilton Clark, George and Lillie
McDowell, aged 3 and 5 years, George D.
Knee, Mary E. Neary, Moses Fisher, two un
known women, Mary O'Connell, Mrs. Rosen
steel, Claus Brush and Philip Constable.
One Man's Terrible Bereavement.
Cleveland, O., June 6. A Press special
from Youngstown, O., says: A. C. White, of
this city, returned yesterday from Johns
town. He lost his wife and 4-year-old child,
his mother, three sisters, mother-in-law, and
sister-in-law. All were found in their house
drowned, except the child, which is still miss
ing. White is almost crazed with grief. His
wife and little boy were in Johnstown on a
visit These are the only Youngtown people
known to be lost
Keepers of Brothels Looking for Victims
Among the Destitute.
PlTTSBrjRo, June 6. At the Second Pres
byterian church relief rooms, Tuesday night,
the ladies attending to the wants of the suf
ferers were startled by the presence among
them of certain women of the town, who
eagerly tendered their assistance in relieving
the wants of the half-famished and tattered
strangers. Their assistance was promptly
declined, and a suspicion of their motives be
ing aroused an investigation was instituted,
resulting in the astounding discovery that
at several stations between Johnstown and
this city procuresses had stepped aboard and
at once sought the acquaintance of many of
the younger lady passengers whose attract
iveness of face and form for the time lieing
was a misfortune. The "ladies'" (?) ex
planation of their solicitous interest in the
unfortunate was that they would be at once
provided with comfortable homes in their
"families." Hereafter the Pennsylvania
railroad officials will carry Johnstown suf
ferers on special trains only, which will
.nake no stops, thus frustrating the evil de
signs of these human vultures.
THOSE MISSING PASSENGERS.
Railway Offlr.lHl rut the Loss at Twelve
Mrs. Lew Wallace Safe.
PITTSBURG, June 6. Robert Pitcairn, gen
ral superintendent of the Pennsylvania rail--oad,
and Superintendent Starr, of the Fort
Wayne, said yesterday, in regard to the miss
ing trains, that the first two were all right
in Altoona, but the two sections of No. 8
were almost wiped out They thought tbe
loss of life cannot possibly exceed twelve,
and they are hopeful it will not reach tbat
The reports of lost from the trains, they say,
are very inaccurate,even as received over the
Cien. Wallace's Wire Saved.
The following persons, whose fate was in
doubt were accounted for by telegrams to
the Pennsylvania railroad office yesterday:
F. Coleman and John W. Early, of New
York, are at Altoona; Mrs. Gen. Lew Wal
lace is safe, at Altoona; T. E. Fitch, safe
with his daughter; R. E. Pettit, at Altoona
uninjured; Mrs. M. C. Brady, at Ebensburg;
a Mrs. JA. Brady is supposed to be lost, as
she was a very old lady and remained in her
berth in the Pullman; Mr. Scherzy, safe;
Miss Emily Schenck, of Mt Vernon, N. Y.,
safe at Altoona; Mrs. Frank Patterson,
daughter and child, of Frankfort, Pa., safe.
The Havoc at WllUamsport.
Williamsport, Pa., June 6. Hopkins &
Co., of Lock Haven, lose 10,000,000 feet, and
Wain wright & Bryant 12,000,000 feet of
lumber. Six man were found drowned in a
cabin at Little Trout run Tuesday. They
were bark-peelers. Provisions have arrived
and are being distributed. At Ransom's
island, lielow the city, 20,000,000 feet of
logs and 12,000,000 feet of lumber are piled
up. A woman's body was found on. the
island yesterday with some letters signed
"W. 1L Jackson." "
Flood Losses Noted.
Huntingdon, Pa., reports loss of property
of 1500,000, and other towns in the county
suffered correspondingly. Mapletown lost
an immense tannery valued at 8200,000 and
other property to the amount of tlOO.000.
Tbe Powell furnace at Saxton, Pa., sus
tained a loss of $300,000, and at tbat place
both the railroad bridges were swept away.
All along the Susquehanna and Juniata
rivers the losses are incalcuabla The once
beautiful valleys are fi led with desolation
But three lives were lntst at Lock Haven.
State Senator McAteer telegraphs General
Agent Latta, of the Pennsylvania railroad,
from Barre, Pa., as follows: "The destruc
tion or property in Alexandria is beyond
my power of description at this time. No
lives lost" '
Queenstowr, June 6. Tbe passengers on
the City of New York, which arrived here
yesterday, were horror-stricken on receiving
news of the Johnstown -disaster. Borne who
were from Pennsylvania declared they would
return on the next steamer.
THE GREATEST IS CHARITY. r
No Diminution la the Flow of Moaey to tbe
Destitute Sympathy from Abroad.
Hajuusbukq, Pa., June tt. Governor
Beaver has received a number of contribu
tions by check and draft for the relief of tbe 1
Pennsylvania sufferers. Among them were
the following: Citizens of Providence, R. I.,
$5,000; Chicago Jewelers' association, $1,500;
Citizens of Knoxville, Tenn., $1,500; Mutual
Life Insurance company, of New York, $10,
000; San Francisco Relief association, $10,
000; Governor Foraker, of Ohio, $14,000;
citizens of Baltimore, $2,000; Adams Express
company, $5,000; citizens of Chester, Pa,,
$3,000; West Presbyterian church, New
York, $1,700; state of Connecticut on ac
count, $10,000. The other contributions
ranged from $5 to $1,300 and the total re
ceived amounted to $1'J5,9CG. 33.
The Brewers Save Ten Thousand.
Niagara Falls, N. Y., June 6. The
opening session of the twenty-ninth annual
meeting of the United States Brewers' asso
ciation commenced in the Park theatre at
10:30 o'clock a. m. yesterday. After the
reading of the president's address P. H.
Ruetter, of Boston, asked permission to pre
sent a question a little out of the routine,
and moved that $10,000 be appropriated for
tbe benefit of the sufferers of the Johnstown
disaster. The motion was carried.
Solid Sympathy from Palis.
Paris, June 6. The Paris municipality
yesterday voted 300 for the relief of the
Johnstown sufferers. Minister Reid pre
sided over a meeting of Americans, at which
speeches were mad by A. 8. Hewitt, Gen.
Lawton and Meredith Read. A large sum
was subscribed and Buffalo Bill offered tbe
proceeds of a special show. '
Sympathy for the Flood Sufferers.
Dublin, June 6. At a meeting of the
municipal conned Wednesday morning ex
Lord Mayor Timothy D. Sullivan proposed a
resolution of sympathy and condolence with
the sufferers by the floods at Johnstown and
other places in America. The resolution
was unanimously adopted.
Pittsburg, Pa,, June 5. Two hundred
thousand dollars in money and $.'j0,000 in
provisions and clothing has been given by
this city in aid of the sufferers by the flood
The Latest In the Syndicate Line.
New York, June 6. Tbe Sun says that
Mr. A Swan Brown, a merchant well known
in tbe dry -goods trad.i, has gone to London
to attempt to arrange a syndicate for the
purchase of the leading retail dry-goods
stores of New York and other leading Amer
ican oities. The plan is similar to that on
which tbe breweries are being consolidated.
Refused to Surrender and Were Shot.
Helena, M. T., June a The sheriff's
posse which started in pursuit of the Silver
City depot robbers overtook them after a
bard rida They refused to surrender, firing
on tbe sheriff's men. The fire was returned
and both robbers killed. They are unknown
and look like foreigners.
The President Appoints a Democrat.
Washington City, June C John Vig
neaux, who was appointed United States
marshal for western Louisiana yesterdai, is a
Democrat, and was recommended to the pres
ident by Louisiana Republicans for protect
ing negroes from violence at the November
The Katrlna Is a Crack 70-Footer.
New York, June 6. The Katrlna beat
the Shamrock again yesterday over the out
side course in a race for 70-foot yachts.
GOTHAM CIVIL SERVICE REFORM.
An Investigation Shows That It Was a
Somewhat Barren Ideality.
Washington Citt, June 6. The civil
service commission having concluded in part
their investigation into tbe recent manage
ment of the New York custom bouse, so far
as the behavior of the local examining board,
and the question of the proper observance
of the civil service law as regards entrance
examinations are concerned, repast that
Charles F. Terhune and Saul Hollander
should be dismissed; that the facts wo uld
also justify the removal of Charles F. Davis
and that Terhune should also he prosecuted
under section 5 of the civil service law.
Commissioner Thompson agrees wit h every
thing in the report, except the reference to
The Abuses Discovered.
During the investigation it was shown that
some of tbe examinations were farcical) that
candidates wore given questions in advance
by crookedness in the examining board;
tbat members of 'the board themselves had
openly sneered at and ridiculed the law they
were sworn to enforce, and permitted their
headquarters to be made a gathering place
for politicians; that the practice of keepteg
the list of eligibles and their graduations Se
cret is a bad one, giving rise to the suspicion
that those without political influence do not
receive justice. One man passed at 85 per
cent the highest on the list yet was never
informed that be had passed at all, notwith
standing his frequent applications at the
office for the information.
What Is Recommended.
The commissioners recomhiend tbat it
should be insisted that examining boards
shall be composed of men not politicians;
that tbe list of eligibles at each examination
be made public, as well as their per cant of
grade, and that all evasion of tbe law, mis
conduct on the part of those entrusted with
its enforcement, or bad faith in its adminis
tration be visit -d with prompt and severe
Marshall, Ills., has oil fever, and will
bore for petroleum.
Judge Brewer, of the United States circuit
court, is seriously ill at Leavenworth, Kan.
During a quarrel at Ellen bore, W. Va.,
James Richards split the skull of John Neely
with an ax.
Tbe noxt convention of tbe American
Bankers' association will be held Sept 25 at
" Lamar county, Texas, was swept by a cy
clone Tuesday. Great losses were suffered
by the farmers.
From the returns of school children in Ne
braska the officials out there figure out a
population for the state of 1,000,000.
The annual parade of tbe Brooklyn Sun
day school children took place Wednesday.
Sixty thousand children were in line.
Sixty structures were destroyed at Jack-
sunvuie, ria., Dy a nre neanesoay morning,
and tbe losses will aggregate $lb0,000.
Mrs. Harriet Hubbard Ayer is selling her
furniture in New York and will go to Europe
to think over her defeat of the Seymours.
Donovan won the English Derby Wednes
day in 2:44 2 5. He won ten out of twelve
races last year, and won his owner $50,000.
A slight but very perceptible shock of
earthquake was felt in the southern and
eastern portions of Nashville, Tenn., about
9:30 Wednesday evening. No damage was
done, but quite a scare was created.
Washington Citt, June 6. Among the
postmasters appointed by the president yes
terday were the following: Illinois Frank
Bunker, Geneva. Iowa William A. Hun
ter, Belle Plain; H. H. Reed, Brooklyn; A,
T. Underwood, Montezuma. Michigan
Seymour Foster, Lansing; F. E. White,
The Weather We May Expect.
WASBinoTOir Cmr, June 8. The indica
tions for thirty-six hours from S p. m. yester
day are as follows: The weather till Friday
will probably remain fair, with rising temper
ature, from the Ohio and lower Mississippi
valleys to the middle and southern Atlantic
coast. For Iowa Fair, warmer- weather;
southerly winds. For Indiana, Illinois, Mich
igan and W isoonsin Fair, warmer weather;
winds becoming southerly.
Failure of aa Omaha Bank.
Ox aha, Neb., June . The Bank of
Omaha closed its doors yesterday. The lia
bilities are between $60,000 and $70,000, with
nominal assets. The failure is attributed to
bad loans and mismanagement
New Hampshire's Naw Governor. .
Concord, N. H., June ft, In the joint ses
sion of the legislature yesterday David C
GoodeU (Rep.) was elected governor of the
state, receiving 168 votes to 115 for Charles
H. Amsden (Dem.) -
and with it
i tlMPROVm i
I Lace Curtain Stretchers i
cur or roLomarMMc.
Will Ssve yon Money, Time and Labor.
Kvehy Housekeeper Shollo Havx Cms;
uy lady can operate them.
For Sale By
Dr. Cronin's Friends.
They Testify Directly Against
OLAN-NA-GAELMEN ON THE STAND.
The Threats Against the Doctor Common
Talk Anions; the Clansmen The Victim's
Repeated Assertions That His Lite Was
Bought Sullivan's Bank Account The
Money Drawn Out on Checks in Favor
or a Broker's I'.nn.
Chicago, June 6. All the evidence in the
Cronin inquest yesterday was directed
toward establishing the fact tbat the de
ceased was firmly impressed with the idea
that his life was endangered through the
machinations of Alexander Sullivan. Mau
rice Morris, a member of the Clan-na-Gael,
said that at the last convention he had heard
several delegates say that Cronin and Dr.
Mc-Gahf y, of Philadelphia, ought to be gotten
rid of. Cronin had told him tbat be believed
McGeehun, the Philadelphian. bad come to
Chicago at the instigation of Alexander Sul
livan to kill him.
A Cln-na-Gael Official
Joseph O'Byrne, senior guardian of Camp
&, swore tbat on the day before the physi
cian disappeared Cronin had told him tbat
be was badly broken up and discouraged,
and that he believed he would give up and
let "those ra-srals," Alexander Sullivan and
Recorder of Police Michael Boland, of Kan
sas City, complete their murderous design
and kill him. O'Byrne went on to say tbat
he bail heard Mctleehan say tbat Cronin and
MoGahey ought to lie killed, because they
were scoundrels. He had heard tbat there
was a trial in Camp 30, but knew nothing
definite on tho point. He did not, however,
beiieve that Cronin was a traitor. Closely
pressed, he admitted that rumors that Cronin
bad been tried and convicted came to him
through friends of the latter.
Cronin's Chances Repeated.
P. McGary, a Lake View boilermaker, and
intimate friend of the dead man, gave his evi
dence with so much dramatic effect that once
or twice he was applauded. He testified that
Cronin had several times told him that his
life was in danger; tbat Alexander Sullivan,
if he was murdered, would be found to have
been the instigator, and that there were pa
pers in his safe which would connect Sullivan
with the deed. Witness told how he went to
Toronto and met Long, the reporter who was
responsible for the circumstantial stories re
garding Cronin having been seen in that city.
McGary offered him $2,000 to substantiate
what be had written, but he could not do it
Instead he said: "I wish to God I bad never
had anything to do with this business.''
The Common Talk In the Clan.
He had beard that lee-Dealer Sullivan,
Detective Coughlin and Detective Whalen
were members of Camp 30. It was a mat
ter of daily conversation among tho mem
bers of tbe Clan that there was a conspiracy
to kill Cronin. At one meeting of Camp 30,
when the witness remarked that the man
who gave Le C'aron his credentials was worse
than Ix Caron himself, Lawyer Beggs re
marked: "There must be union and amity
among Irishmen, even if there has to be
Closely questioned, witness said that the
man who gave Le Caron his credentials was
Lawrence Tw. Buckley, of this city. This
created a sensation. Uispnnding to another
question the witness said, dramatically: "I
thank Gcid that I don't belong to any organi
zation of which Alexander Sullivan is a
member, for I consi ler that man is the cause
of all the disgrace and slur that have been
put upon the Irish people."
Sullivan's Bank Account.
The last witness was Byron L. Smith, re
ceiver of the Traders' ink. He showed by
checks on file and ledger entries that in the
summer of 1882 Alexander Sullivan had al
together f 100.000 in the banks, of which 10,
000 was a personal account and tbe balance
credited to "Alexander Sullivan, agent"
By Sept 6, 1SS2, all this money had been
drawn out on checks made payable to J. T.
Lester & Co., brokers. A member of this
firm will be summoned.
Wood ran Denies SchAack's Storv.
Woodruff yesterday emphatically denied
that he made tbe confession attributed to
him Tuesday by Capt Schaack to tbe effect
that he saw Sullivan pay a large sum of
money to two men in a saloon.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
as follows: Wheat No. 2 June, opened Toe,
closed TTUc; July, opened 7o)c, closed Kc;
August, opened 74c, closed T4;iic Corn
No. t June, opened and clo-w d SFfyc: July,
opened 34c. closed Wr; Auirnst, opened
3hc, closed 31T4C. Oats-No. 2 June, opened
and closed 2U$c; July, opened aic, closed
Shc; August, opened and closed .'4c. Pork
June, opened Sll.SBi,, close 1 $11.77K; July,
opened $U.7i, closed tll.tCj; Anirust, opened
Hl.Su, closed Sll.W.. Lard-June, opened
S6.046, closed ftl.OTH.
Live etock-The t'nion stork yards report
the following prices: Hoks Market opened
moderately active, with prices steady; later,
now weak and prices fi&lOc lower: - light
Krades, 4.3jjv1.55; roui-h pachiug, $4Uj2l3U;
mixed lots, H3U&4.45; heavy packing and'
shipping; lots, K.40. Cattle-Market
strong and SJlOc higher; beeves. S3.7U&M0-,
cows, $1.9033.40; stockers and feeders, 40
a.fl0; Texas steers. $2.80 a&V. SheepSteady;
natives and westerns, f4.tl0at.Tii; Texans.
VUM&i.H lambs, Si.Sk&VOU.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery. It
IT per lo; daries in line, Hft&ldc; roil batter.
c Ei-ks Strictly fresh, 12c per do. Poultry-Live
chickens, KiyiMHic per lb; roosters,
6c; turkeys. Tgc; ducks,- 8Q9c. Potatoes
Choice burbanks, 4.' per be; Beauty of He
bron, 35)c; mixed lots. -0:. sweet potatoes,
$1.763.uu per bbl. Apples Choice greening.
3.iU(ita.75 per bbl: poor lot-s T&ctl.UU, Straw
berries fJ?i(& :M per 24-qt. case. -
Nw York, Jan 5.
Wheat Firmer; No. 2 red state, &c: No.
red winter June, S-'c; do July, 8140; do
August. KA6c. Corn-Quiet; No. X mixed
cash. 4 'c; do Jane. 41 140: do July, 419gc; do
August. 42fec. Oats-Dull: No. 1 and S white
state nominal; No. 2 mixed June, 2740: do
July, 27?sc, Rye Dull. Barley Nominal.
Pork-Dull; new mess. SUi.25Ql4.0Ji. Lard
Quiet; July, J7.U7; August, $T.IK
Live Mock: Cattle -Market weaker; cattle
1015c ft 10U ts lower; native steers, $4.00(3
4.76 V luu , Texas steers. $3.r.H; buns and
dry cows, t2. wa3.35; a few choice bolls, $ MHO
S.76. Sheep and Lambs Weaker for both sheep
and lambs; sheep, $Ua6$&.6Q f HA tir ysar
llnca. $&60.(M; spring lambs, $s.U08.A0.
Uaa Nominal value, fi.6SOA.10.
! 1 par-'!;) S
SPRING HAS GOME !
the pleasure of beautifying home with new pieces of-
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
i:tT PARLOR SUITES
No worda can do justice to the Novelties exhibited.
- IF1. CORDES
W. B BARKER.
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 of this
Old Established Grocery
that it haa always enjoyed by dealing only in the n jjoods
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
-For Stoves and Refrigerators.
J. B. ZIMMER
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his snits up In the latest styles.
HIS PRICES -A-RTC LOW.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
w A fln ' of Children's Carriages cheap.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127 West Third St.,
1623 Second Avenuo.
Opp. Harper House,
DAILY HIS STOCK OP-
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravies, Etc Convenient
for NURSES with boiling; water a delicious BEEF TEA
is instantly provided. INVALIDS will And it appetizing,
giving tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. Guaranteed to
be PURE BEEF ESSENCE. lut up in convenient pack
ages Of both SOLID AKD FLUID EXTRACTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
COMPLETE IN ALL
War catalogue! address.
J. O. DTJNCAff.
Dans T. low-
It will pay jon to csl! before pnrcbss.ng.
No. 1006 Third Avenue.
Call and comDarr?Sfocks.
cniTH iQ r
opp. Masonic Temple)