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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Friday, Junk 7, 1889.
The Claa-aaarael Faada. .
Alexander Sullivan, the noted ex pres
ident of the Irish national league, ap
pears to be in a very unpleasant predica'
ment, even supposing that he is not at all
connected with the Cronin assassination,
which, howevei, there are strong suspio
ions that he is. But the murder aside,
he is still in a tight box. A few days ago
the. Chicago Tribune plainly charged that
he had used the funds of the Clan-na'
Gael in his private speculations in other
words that he had stolen those sacred
funds contributed out of their scarcity by
poor working men and women for a p
triotlc purpose. Il is not likely that a
responsible newspaper would incur the
financial risk of making such terrible
charges without proof of their truth
That the Tribune has not done so is
shown by the testimony at the inquest on
Wednesday, when checks were produced
aggregating $90.(100 transferring that
amount from Alexander Sullivan "agt.
(presumably for the Clan no-Gael) to
Alexander Sullivan as an individual,
which checks were in turn made payable
to J.. T. Lester & Co., a prominent
stock and grain brokerage firm. This
was shortly afier Sullivan be.
came treasurer of the Claa-na-Gael
These checks were drawn on the
f Traders' bank and it was through the
failure of that institution that the damag
ing facts came to the knowledge of Dr.
Cronin and his friends. These revela
tions go far toward proving, what has
long been suspected, that some prominent
prof essonal Irish "patriots" have been
living on the fat of the land, swilling
champagne and clothing themselves in
fine raiment off the earnings of poor
washswomen and servant girls. The sen
timent that dictated the 'contributions it
the highest and most unselfish of the
human heart, and the men who would
confiscate these free-will offerings to
their own personal benefit are scoundrels
of the deepest dye.
A Mad nrrar.
Conductor Tom Strain, of the C. B
& Q., bad a somewhat peculiar and sad
experience while going into St. Louis on
bis train the other evening. The Repub
lie of that city describes it:
A peculiarly sad scene occurred on the
C, B. & Q. express shoitly before 6
o'clock last evening, as it was passing
turougn me tunnel to tne depot. It was
the train from Lincoln, Neb., and among
its passengers were Mrs. Anna Owens,
ber two children, aged 5 and 3 years re
spectively, ana her sister, Miss Carr.
They bad tickets to Jackson. O , and Mrs.
Owens was suffering with consumption.
When the train left Relay depot on the
east side, the invalid became worse, and
when the train emerged from the tunnel
it was seen that she was dead. Miss Carr
was almost prostrated and the cries of
the children greatly affected the passen
gers. Conductor T. V. Strain learned
that Miss Carr bad no money with which
to secure a coffin for the remains, and
that she would not be able to get the
body to Jackson unless assistance was
given her. The blg-hearU-d ticket punch
er explained the flight of the unfortunates
to the passengers on the coach, and
started a fund by subscribing $5. In a
few minutes $30 was raised, which was
turned over to Miss Carr. Arrangements
were then made to ship the remains to
A NIECE OF JEFFERSON DAVIS
Charged with the Hfiil rnUonIng of Her
llulnil In England.
London, June 7. The prwliii;8 of the
coroner's inquest on the body of Mr. May
brick Witc brought to an end yesterday by
the jury bringing a ver.llrt of wilful murder
against Mrs. May brick. One of the wit
nesses, a chemist, who twtiliwl yesterday,
swore that he found anmi- in Mrs. May
brink's trunk and found a gloM chocolate
box in b.r room which nltto cniitniiiPil ar
senic. Mil Maybrick it a niece of J.iffer
Work nf the Thoroughbred..
New York, June 7. At the Jerome park
course yesterday the winning horses were
Auriconia, 1 mile, 1A; Forest King, 1,4(10
yards, 1:21.!'; Kingbird, 1) miles, 2:110;
Fides, 1 mile, 1:44: Firenzi, IV miles, 2:14.
Prodigal, mile, l:lJ; Coldstream, mile,
CHICAGO, June 7 The leading horses in
the West Hide park races yesterday were:
CoL Gore, mile, 1:111'.,': Pullman, mile,
l:08Jtf; Imia H., 1 mile. 70 yards, 1 :51 5i :
Steve Jerome, mile, 1:; Unite, mile,
St Lnris. June 7. Bonnie Kin won the
1 mile, 70 yurds race lit the course here yes
terday in 1:4 V. Flvuway tiie i mile in
Clara C. the miles in l:;, Don
Jose the miles in 2:I414, Ligero the stee
plechase, lull courae, in 5:17.
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by taking null's catarrh cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co., rrons.,
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 & Thdax, Wholesale druggists,
Waijjing, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale
druggists, Toledo, O.
E. H. Vah Do: sen. Cashier, Toledo Na
tional bank, Toledo, O.
Ilall's catarrh cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. Trice 75 cents
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
James D. Fish's voice deepened con
siderably during bis stay at Auburn pris
on. For nearly four years Fish has been
a striped bass.
Prevention of disease is both rational
and scientific. If one knows the causes
of most diseases and can remove that
cause, the diseases must disappear. Prof.
Wm. II. Thompson, of the University of
the city of New York, says: "More
adults are carried off in this country by
chronic kidney disease than by any other
one malady except consumption." The
majority per cent of all diseases are
caused by unsuspected kidney poisoned
blood. The late Dr. Dio Lewis, in speak
ing of Warner's Safe Cure, said over bis
signature: "If I found myself the victim
of a serious kidney trouble, I would use
Warner's Safe Cure."
Fourteen dry lots on four years time,
with six per cent per annum, to any one
wishing to build this summer.
- B. JOavenpobt.
Horses are believed to suffer severely
from ulcerated teeth, and borse dentistry
ii now recognized as an important branch
of veterinary practice.
Work Amono: the Dead
Gunpowder and Dynamite Do
A BREAK IN THE BRIDGE DRIFT.
Lower Estimate of the Number of Victims
Now Put at Less Than 9,000-A
New Canvass Begun. ,
Property Losses In the Conemangh Valley
Estimated at Nearly 34,000,000 Ur
ine; Persons Rescued In the Wreck After
Nearly a Week A Long Roll of the
Dead Passengers Lost on the Wrecked
Train Its Remains Discovered with
Some Sugqvatlv Relics Havoe Among
the Innocents An Appeal for More
Money Relief Motes.
Johnstown, Ta., June 7.-At 7:45 o'clock
yesterday morning the first blast of gun
powder was fired at the bridge. It proved
more effective than the charges of dynamite
heretofore used and hurled fragments of de
bris 200 feet in the air. Mingled with it was
a rough fragment, which looked like the
trunk of a human body.
Went Down the River.
It fell back into the water with a loud
splash and glided with the swift current un
der the bridge before it could be pulled in
with pike poles. Explosion after explosion
of dynamite followed the blast of gun-powder,
the detonations coming so close together
that they might almoxt be taken for the con
tinuous discharge of heavy guns. An open
ing 400 feet long, which runs back in some
places fifty feet, was made during the after
noon. Making a Honse-to-Honse Canvass.
A house-to-house canvass was commenced
yesterday morning to secure the names of
the living, and find out who the missing are,
it being apparent that a large number of
survivors will not take the trouble to regis
ter at one of the stations.
The registration begun a few days ago not
only comprehends the people of Johnstown
and adjoining towns, which was about 88,-
000, but embraces places further away in the
flooded region. The total population was at
least. 45,000, including villages, straggling
hamlets and farms.
The Unidentified Dead Burled.
Wednesday night and yesterday morning all
bodies " that remained unidentified were
placed in coffins and removed to places of
burial. Each coffin bore a card on which
was a description of the body and clothing
and any article of use or value found on the
remains. As the bodies were carried and de
posited in the yard an undertaker made a
copy of the description, together with the
morgue number, as well as the place of
burial The list will be posted at different
places throughout the town for the informa
tion of inquiring friends. Very few of these,
however, will ever be identified from these
There Will Be No Inquest.
There will be do inquest held on the bodies
of thousands of residents of the Conemangh
valley who lost their lives in the country's
unprecedented catastrophe. The law of the
state does not require such fen investigation,
and the responsibility of the disaster, which
can be directly charged to the insecure wall
which held the waters of Conemaugh lake,
will never be legally determined unless the
survivors should take independent action.
John B. Scott, who Is charge of the gen
eral headquarters, reports that telegrams are
pouring in from all parts of the country
bearing the cheerful information that whole
train -loads of supplies are en route for the
sufferers. While there was a shortage of
food and all kind of supplies yesterday
morning there were plenty for all last even
ing, as the railroad facilities are being bet
tered every hour.
Large quantities ot sulphate of iron were
placed in various parts of the ruined city
yesterday as a disinfectant, and the work of
sanitation will be pushed vigorously. The
autnonties at v asblngton City and the state
authorities are working hand-in-hand in the
prosecution of this important matter.
Fire the Most Effective.
Dr. J. Guy McCandless was here yesterday
in consultation with the state board of health
and others with reference to clearing the
river from Mineral Point to Pittsburg.
Wherever possible be thinks the bodies
ought to be cremated on the banks or in such
places as they have fallen, thus relieving the
river of its element of pollution.
Modified Estimate of the Loss.
PrrrsBCRfJ, June 7. The estimate of de
struction of life and property at Johnstown
now is 8,9i3 lives and 133,050,000 in prop
erty. SURVIVALS THAT ARE MIRACULOUS.
People Rescued After Five Days More
Johnstown, Pa., June 7. The most as
tounding feature of the disaster is the almost
incredibleendurance displayed by some of the
unfortunates. The catastrophe is now nearly
a week old and yet some have come through
it alive after being imprisoned in the wreck
age ever since Friday.
It was reported yesterday morning that
late Wednesday afternoon a little boy was
taken from the ruins alive, and after consid
erable trouble resescitated and given over in
charge of bis father. It was impossible to
learn his name. It is thought not improba
ble that there are soma people alive tied up
in the houses left standing along the lower
part of the island where the laborers have
not been able to penetrate as yet. This may
seem improbable by those who did not see
the catastrophe, but the most sceptical and
cynical have been shocked bv the scenes re
lated by eye-witnesses and the thrilling stor
ies told of narrow escapes by survivors.
Two Mora Rescued Alive.
A mother and daughter were rescued alive
Wednesday afternoon, suffering from nerv
ous shock and hunger. They were at once
removed by rescuers and placed in charge of
mends, .both will recover, as neither was
badly injured in a bodily sense.
A live horse, with harness on, but so badly
injured that it had to be shot, was taken
from a pile of wrecked houses yesterday
Terrible Destruction of Children.
Oue feature of the disaster is noticeable at
the morgues, particularly at the Fourth
ward school house. At any time may be seen
lines of tearful mothers inquiring for young
children and infants. Some say they do not
want to sue them if their remains are mangled, '
and turn away when told that there are no
children inside. It appears a little strange
that, although tba number of lost children
must have been vary large, the number
found has been proportionately small
Fifteen Bodies in a Bunch.
The work of digging out the corpses yet in
the ruins scattered all over the place progress
ad somewhat slower yesterday. At 10 o'clock
in the morning not one new body had been
recovered. Fifteen bodies taken from the
door of Alina hall ware the last recovered.
It is impossible to tell when the other un
fortunates will be dug out. if at all, although
a large force of men is at work at the hall.
Remains of tha Wracked Train.
Yesterday the wreck of the train that was
washed away at Conemaugh were discovered.
Itf lies about 100 feet from the fourth but
tress from the western end of the stone bridge,
Parts of the parlor car have been found, as
well as traces of the passengers.
A Lady Missionary's Effect.
About 9 o'clock the baggage of Miss Annie
Cbism, of Nashville, Tenn., was found. She
is a missionary on her way to Brasll, for
the Women's Foreign Missionary society for
the Metftodurt church. Among ber effects
was a Bible, and in it was a message to be
filed at Altoona, and addressed to the Meth
odist. Concern at 20 East Tenth street, New
Vort, announcing that she was on the train.
Her watch, some money and a Greek Testa-
men t were also found.
The Mystery b SHU Unsolved.
It is evident that many lives were lost on
this train, more than at first supposed.
The whole train affair is still a mystery. At
least the passengers have not so far been
four d and located. The body of a nicely
dresd lady was found Wednesday, which
was so much decomposed as to be unrecognis
Is This AU That Were Left?
When the Gautier steel mill of the Cambria
Iror company closed down at 10 o'clock last
Friday morning nearly 1,400 men left the
works. When the men yesterday answered
tne notice that all should present themselves
ready for work, only 487 reported. Com-
meridal Agent Smith put them to work at
once clearing away the sand preparatory to
re laying the foundations.
Looking for their Dead.
Gilbert Blair, Herman W. Wilson, and C
H. Waterman, the first a professor of music,
tli re) young men from Johnstown, who have
loca ed in Minneapolis, arrived in the city
yesterday to ascertain information of their
parents and relatives. The pa rente and
four brothers and sisters of Blair were found
to Lave len lost Dr. Wilson, the father.
and the entire family of Wilson were also
droTied. aterman was the only one of
the tarty who had not suffered the loss of
near relatives. -
They Have No I'se for It How.
Tl nrsday a hand-satchel containing 191 in
cash, deeds for fc,000 in property, and $10,
000 n insurance policies was found. Mrs.
Lizz e Dignam was the owner, and both she
and tier husband perish! in the flood.
Mechanics in GooU Demand.
Notices are posted asking for carpenters,
stone-masons, and bricklayers, but they do
NAMES OF SOME OF THE LOST.
A Li-ng List from Woodvale The Work ot
Johnstown, Pa, June 7. Bodies were
recovered yesterday all over the lower part
of the town. Two children of Benjamin
Hoffman, Miss Minnie and a little girl about
two years old, were found yesterday morn
ing at the family residence. They were
wedded in among the debris, but were only
slightly disfigured. They were taken to the
Pres'jyterian church. The body of a lo-year-old
g irl, supposed to be either Laura Frank
or M iss Briuker, was found in the rear of the
residence of Henry Hows, and was taken to
the church. A great many are identified by
beinj; found in the houses in which they
Uved. Many of those found are too much
disfig ured to recognize.
Identified Bodies at the School House.
The remains of the following persons were
taken to the Prospect school house and iden
tifier: John L. McClure, Conemaiigh; Lilon
Tucler, Lillie Grimbling, Maggie Morgan,
E. S ihotz, Mrs. Mary Keedy, Mrs. Thomas
Rod;ers, David SSarany, Thomas Owens,
Thoi tas Bradly, Miss Hager, Mary Callahan,
Will am Lowens, Clara Davis, Mrs. Mary
Drev; Mrs. O'Brien's body was taken out
of tie debris at the Cambria iron works';
Joseph Cronin, a wholesale liquor dealer, i
probtbly drowned; Mrs. Edward Price, and
Miss Tydvil Thomas, sister of Davis Thomas,
are mpposed to be drowned. Ed Reilley,
Sr., itnd Ed Reilley, Jr., are the only sur-vivo-s
out of a family of eight. Frank and
Gert e's bodies were recovered Wednesday.
Reported Dead, but Alive.
Fr m Mr. Samuel Bailey, his daughter,
M iss Maggie, and Mr. David Barry was ob
tained the following list of those reported
dead who are known to be alive: George
Englabach, Charles Dress, James McMillan;
Judpe Potts and family, all but one daugh
ter; i?rank J. O'Connor; Judge O'Neill, of
Cambria City; George Alters, Rev. David J.
The Wood vale Victims.
Thd list of the lost at Wood vale increases.
The following are known to have perished,
making a total of 242 out of a population of
1,030 persons: Mrs. R. H. Mason and
two Kirls, boy and Lena Eberly; J. Schrey
and wife; Mrs. George Baker and child,
doubtful whether alive or not; G. Geddes,
wife and son-in-law; W. Troso, wife, and
five children; P. Smith, wife, and four chil
dren. Mrs. Short and four children; Mrs.
May Heal and four children; Mr. Trepts and
two children Mrs. Trepts is said to be alive;
Mr. Jteeclier and son; Mrs. McDonald, daugh
ter, J.nd three boarders; Mr. and Mrs. G.
Thomas and two daughters; Mamie Hannan
is the only one of the Hannan family lost;
two of Mr. Snyder's family and two
of Mr. Roberta' family are known to
have perished; Charles Heliriegel and daugh
ter; a son of Mr. Blair; Rosanna Blair,
Frank Bauman, wife and two children; Mrs.
Sieginan, son and daughter; Joe Stioslietz
ky; George Wagner, wife, and two children;
Mrs. Heidenthal and five children ; Mrs. Eld
ridg ; Mr. Hooper said to be alive, but his
wife and children and domestic are drowned;
Mrs. McTafens, domestic and two hoarders;
Jaim Bowers, wife and child; John Horton,
Sr. ; Mrs. Stephen Johns and three children;
Mrs. George Oilers; Charles Burkhardt's two
children; Mrs. Henry Miller and two chil
dren; Robert Miller's five children; Richard
Jones and four of his family; Christ Weber;
Charles Bischof; Mrs. John Car and child;
Jos ffebastian's three children; Mrs. D. Dun
can; Mrs. H. Smith and two children; Jos
Pott r's three children; James Updegraff and
child, Fred Frieblinger's four children; Mrs.
Baumor probably dead; Mr. Zimmerman,
wife, and four children; Mr. liana,
wife and two children; Mr. H. Sie
bert and wife; John I,ogue, wife
and two children; William Smith and
wife: Matthew Bunting and wife; Mr. and
Mrs. Israel; Thomas Eck and four children
reported dead; Mrs. Eligha Baily and three
child -en; Mrs. Baily, Sr.; Mrs. Elmer
iuldnige and two daughters; Mrs. Foster
and 1 er daughters, Bessie and Maggie: John
Weaw; Evan B. Evans, wife and three chil
dren and hired man; Mrs. James Davis and
three children; Mr. Rogers and wife; Mrs.
J. C. Tucker and two daughters, Lilly and
Juan? i Mr. 'iucfeer alive, but seriously in
jured ; four of the McCartney family ; Will-
lam rlrecR, wife and two children; Mrs.
Jane and Mrs. Florence Allison, of Pitts
burg, probably perished; Job Scheller,
wife and two daughters. Rose and
Annl i; James Meaker (doubtful) and wife;
Miss Carrie Williams; Mrs. Lou Smith and
child Mr. and Mrs. Huff and five children;
Ben Hinchman's two children; Mrs. Christ
Boxfcy, doubtful; Ed Thomas, wife, and five
child -en; Mrs. Archie Reynolds and daugh
ter; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Barker and two chil
dren; Mrs. Thomas Jones and her two chil
dren, Maggie and Willie; Mr. and Mrs. Alex
andei ; Mr. Wickham. Among the doubtful
that is, whether alive or not are Mrs. Ed
Brennan and four children: the Furlong: fam
ily; Patrick Farley; James Priest.
LOST ON THE WRECKED TRAIN.
Sixteen Persons ot Whom the Names Are
at Last Olven.
Phtsbubo, June 7. The official railroad
reports of the dead and missing from the
eastbmnd trains that left Pittsburg last Fri
day t ow give the number at fifteen passen
gers iind the colored porter of the Pullman
car I ew Orleans. There were no losses from
the first two trains. The corrected list of
dead is: Mrs. Talbott, nee Long, of Cleve
land, with two or three children; Cyrus
Schi k, of Rsading, and bis sister-fn-law,
Miss Stinsou, whw is a sister of Judge Stin
son Mrs. Schick saved her life by going
back into the car to secure her .waterproof ;
John Ross, of Jersey City; Mrs. J. B. Ran
ney, .i Kalamazoo, Mich. ; Miss Jennie Paul
son and Miss Bryant, of Pittsburg; Mr.
Misa L manager of the Mansfield base ball
club. Miss Agnes C Christman of Beaure
gard, Miss.; L. Phillips (colored), porter of
the I oilman car New Orleans; Mrs. Swini
ford ind daughter; Mrs. Smith and child, of
Dayt m, O,; Miss Mary Swing, of Belfonte.
Jant Learned ot His Bereavement.
Chicago, June 7. Edward Corcoran, a
youn ; man of 17, who came here about a
month ago from the neighborhood of Johns
town to get work, and was sent to the Bride
well :'or stealing a ride on a freight .train,
first learned yesterday morning from a news
Ipei of the frightful disaster. He also saw
amot t the names of the missing ''Mrs. Jennis
Core ran and three children" his mother
the hock rsrxmy ahetctb, Friday june
and three sisters. The young man's grlel
was so intense that Superintendent Felton re
leased bim and sent him to the central sta
tion for assistance. To Capt, Fitzpatrick he
told his story. His mother was a widow, and
with bis 19-year-old sister worked in a fac
tory at Woodvale. The other girls were agod
11 and 13 respectively. The grief -stricken
young man was provided with money and
sent to Pittsburg on the Pennsylvania rail
road. Losses About Lock Haven.
Lock Haven, Pa., June 7. The flood In
undated all of this place and set millions of
logs adrift, upset small houses, injured many
others and damaged the goods in stores so
that the merchants lose heavily. Twenty
eight people were drowned in the vicinity,
namely: W. Confer, wife and two children,
and two ehi)dren of Jacob Koshner, at
Wayne township; Robert Armstrong and
sister, at Clintondale; John Harter, Andrew
Rhein, Mrs. Rbein, and two girls; Mr. and
Mrs. Alexander Whiting, Mr. and Mrs.
William Emorheiser, Mrs. Henry Snyder,
Luther Leyler and three children; Mrs.
Charles Cole and two children; Mrs. Clem
Barner and two children.
The damage in the city- will reach into the
millions. We have no clean water, the water
works being flooded, nor any light.
A Charity Act Unconstitutional.
Boston, June 7. The decision of the attor
ney general regarding the constitutionality
of the resolve passed under suspension of the
rules by both houses'of the legislature, appro
priating $30,000 for the relief of the flood
sufferers, was received by the house yester
day afternoon. The attorney general state
that the act as passed is unconstitutional.
The legislature will of course accept the de
cision, and as final adjournment is close at
hand, the matter of an appropriation for this
purpose will have to be dropied.
Congressman Reed Mot In the Disaster.
Washington City, June 7. In the press
(lixjiatolies yesterday a telegram from Coun
cil Bluffs, la., expressed a fear for the safety
of Congressman Reed, of the Ninth Iowa dis
trict, who, it was thought, was lost in the
Johnstown disaster. Congressman Reed and
his colleague, Governor Gear, of Iowa, left I
for home over the Baltimore & and Ohio I
Tuesday night. .
Manager Mellen Is All Right.
Chicago, June 7. President Dewey, of
the American Exchange National bank of
this city, has received a telegram and letter
from General Manager Mellen, of the North
ern Pacific railway, who was a passenger on
the flood-bound Pennsylvania train, an
nouncing the safety of himself and party.
The Long Bridge Temporarily Repaired.
Washington City, June 7. The tempor
ary reconstruction of the broken span of the
long bridge was completed last evening, and
last night the 11 o'clock express of the Vir
ginia Midland railroad passe. 1 safely over.
AN APPEAL FROM PITTSBURG.
Double the Amount of Money Now In
PlTTSBURfi, June 7. The general relief
committee in this city gives out the follow
ing: "Hon. W. Flinn, in charge of our laborers
at Johnstown, reports that it will require
10,000 men for thirty days with all modern
appliances to clear the wrecks along the ten
miles of destruction, take out the corpses and
the carcasses of dead animals and place the
city in safe sanitary condition. This will
cost double the amount now in the hands of
the committee, which does not include the
relief for the suffering and destitute which
is very great.
Let the Good Work Go On.
"The destitute are brought to this city, fed,
clothed, housed, or sent free to friends all
over the land. We ask that the generous
subscriptions which are coming from all over
the country be continued until sufficient
funds are provided to complete the aliove
work, of which due notice will be given
through the press. Signed.
"W 11X1 am McCrekry,
The amount so far received by the general
relief committee is between $250,OU0 and
Relief Reaching Williamsport.
Willi aiisport, Pa., June 7. Seven car
loads of provisions reached here yesterday
and were a god-send to the destitute people.
More are reported on the way. The loss here
is enormous, and also in the vicinity. Many
houses are in ruins, and nearly all the law
yers having offices on first floors of the prin
cipal streets lost all their libraries. Bridges
were almost all swept away. Clothing is
badly ueaded. A child was born yesterday
in a saw-mill which is occupied by homeless
people. The situation is really dreadful and
almost past description.
Calls on Grman ienerolty.
Berlin, June 7. The Norddeutsche Allge
tneine Zeitung, in an editorial on the Johns
town flood, closes with a call upon German
generosity in aid of the sufferers. "America,"
it says, "has never been slow or niggardly in
responding to the voice of distress when it
arose in Europe. ' Let us now show Amer
icans that Germans, too, can he generous."
Governor Beaver's Fund.
Harrisburo, Pa, June 7. At 9 o'clock
last niUt the governor had received from
and been authorized to draw on pi ties in
various poi tious of the country for -J03,aOG.
A Fund at Vienna, Austria.
Vienna, June 7. A fund for the relief of
the sufferers by the Johnstown floods has
been started here.-
The Relief Fund at Paris.
Paris, June 7. The Johnstown fund now
amounts to 2,000.
Responses to the Cry for Help.
Chicago has raised .V),000 so far and is
still giving; $40,000 has been forwarded.
The Grand Duchess of Baden cabled Miss
Clara Barton, yesterday, who is at Johns
town suriutending the f operations of the
Red Cross society: "God bless your work in
Tbe Philadelphia and Reading railway will
carry relief goods to the stricken region free.
The -Etna Fire Insurance company has
contributed $1,(NI0. The I'licenix Fire Insur
ance company has contributed $1,000.
The mayor's fund at New York has reached
t ltl.1,000 and the charatier of commerce fund
(42,000. Other funds are also increasing
Freeport, Ills., Boone, la, Topeka, Kan.,
Bloomington, Ills., and Milwaukee are, with
many other places, pushing the work of rais
ing money for relief.
Had to Stand by Their Contract.
Chicago, June 7. Tbe Baltimore and Ohio
Telegraph company was awarded a verdict
for $4,172 yesterday in a suit against John T.
Lester & Co. to recover $5,000 for the use of
a private wire lietween Chicago and New
York. In June, 1SS4, John T. Lester & Co.
contracted for the wire at $19,000 per annum,
a ten-days' notice being necessary to termi
nate the contract. On Dec. 31, 1886, the
company was notified to remove the wire at
onoe from Lester & Co.' office, the latter re
fusing to pay rent for the same after that
date. The telegraph company did not re
move the wire until three months later, and
brought suit for the amount due for rent up
to that time. Tbe court held that defendants
were liable for not giving ten days' notice
according to contract ?
The Diamond Field Record.
Chicago, June 7. Scores recorded yester
day by the League base ball experts were: At
Philadelphia Philadelphia 6, Washington 1;
at Cleveland Cleveland 8, Pittsburg 2; at
Boston Boston 10, New York 7; at Chicago
Chicago 11, Indianapolis 10.
American association: At Philadelphia
(First game) Athletic S, Louisville 2; (second
game) Athletic 18, Louisville 3; at Brooklyn
Brooklyn 4, Kansas City 6; at Columbus
Columbus 3, St. Louis 9; at BaltimoreBal
timore 3, Cincinnati 10.
Western league: At Dea Moines Des
Moines 0, Omaha 7; at Milwaukee Milwau
kee 3, Denver 13; Minneapolis-Sioux City
and St. Paul-Str Joseph games postponed
QThere are six newspapers published in
Begin to Give Testimony in the
THAT MU0H-TALKED-0F $100,000.
The Lawyer Put It In Railway Stocks, but
Only Loot 5,000 Out or 130,000 In
vested Not Clan-na-Gael Funds, So a
Friend Says, bnt the Money of a Specula
tive Syndicate The Expected Sensation
Falls Rather Flat.
Chicago, Jnne 7. Instead of the Cronin
inquest presenting the public with a sensa
tion yesterday, 'the testimony was rather in
the nature of an anti-climax. Tbe first wit
ness was Willard J. Smith, a friend of De
tective Coughlin. He told nothing that was
important. Then came what was expected to
bo the sensational feature of tbe day tbe
testimony of the clerks employed in the office
of J. T. Lester & Co., brokers. ,
Sullivan's Speculative Dealings.
Stewart L. and W. J. Moore were the men.
Their testimony in brief was that from June
1, 1882, to Feb. 28, 1883, Alexander Sullivan
paid into the brokers' office the sum of about
$130,000, of which he received back all but
about $5,000, which represented his losses
and commissions on deals in railway
stocks. In this connection a gentle
man present told a reporter that Sul
livan was acting as' agent for a syndi
cate which subscribed the funds he drew
from the Traders' bank for tbe purpose of
operating in railway stocks. The gentleman
said this would be conclusively proven before
the inquest was completed.
Another Clansman on the Stand.
P. T. O'Connor, a member of the Clan-na-Gael,
testified that Cronin had told him he
was afraid of his life on account of certain I
exposures he had made of misappropriation
ot Clan funds. He went on to say that Cro
nin was tried on a charge of reading some
circular to his camp. Witness said the Clan
jury was packed, and the result was the ex
pulsion of the doctor. Witness bad been in
structed by a man from Philadelphia, whose
name he could not now remember, to hold
himself in readiness to go to England to do
secret work for the order. He consulted
with Dr. Croniu about it, and tbe doctor
told him not to go; that there had already
been too many good men sent over
there who were now behind British bars; they
bad been arrested as soon as they landed, and
the doctor intimated that they bad been be
trayed. This could only have been done by
the executive committee, as they were the
only ones who knew the names of the men
sent on this work. Witness knew Coughlin,
but had never beard him express any enmity
to Dr. Cronin. Expulsion was the highest
penalty known to the Clan-na-GaeL He knew
nothing of a secret trial of Dr. Cronin by
Camp M, and did not believe there was such
a trial He bad heard that members of tbe
order talked secretly about Cronin, but did
not know it to be a fact He earnestly de
clared that he would do anything in bis
power to unearth the murderers.
A Friend or Sullivan Testiae.
John F. Beggs, a lawyer who has figure J
in the case as a personal friend of Alexander
Sullivan, and who went east on a mysterious
mission for the latter, was the next witness.
Under a close cross-examination he admitted
that he was the present senior guardian of
Camp 20 of the Clan-na-Gaels. There was
no roster of the camp in existence- At a
camp meeting in January, he said, there
were several attacks by inuendo upon
Alexander Sullivan, and in response he
pitched into tbe speakers and handled them
without gloves, telling them that if they
wanted to abuse Sullivan they should men
tion his name, and not attack him under
cover in a cowardly manner. He detailed
his journeyings on tbe trip mentioned above,
but there was nothing important elicited.
He had talks w ith several members of tbe
Clan while absent. He had seen Alexander
Sullivan since his return, but not a word
passed about the finding of the body. Replying
to a final question Beggs said that he had no
theory regarding the murder.
One Interesting Fact.
A. J. Ford, another member of Camp 20,
corroborated previous witnesses regarding
Cronin having been expelled at one time from
the order, and incMentally it came out that
James Murphy, father of the Miss Murphy
who claimed to have seen Dr. Cronin on a
street car on the night of tbe murder, was a
member of tbe trial committee.
The O'Conner who testified above is tbe
same O'Connor who was reported to have
said that when Croniu's body was found be
would point out the murderer.
A Deal to Bust Tammany.
New York, June 7. Tbe Commercial Ad
vertiser says a deal is being arranged be
tween tLe County Democrats and the Repub
licans, with a view to increasing the strength
of the Republicans in the legislature, and
ousting Tammany from control of this city.
The St. James Gazette on Itlaine,
London, June 7. The St James Gazette
prints a leading editorial on the subject of
the Behring sea controversy, which it heads
"Diplomatic Draw Poker." The article de
clares that tbe Key to Blaine's preposterous
claims in Behring sea is his belief that a firsts
class controversy with England is to mark
him as a diplomat of tbe foremost rank.
Blaine knows that a bit of bluff will some
times prevent a call from any but the strong
est hands. The article concludes that tbe
United States government has set up a ficti
tious claim in Behring sea solely with a view
to offset the Canadian claims in the fisheries
Northwestern Is Out a Million.
Chicago, June 7. The annual meeting
of the stockholders of the Chicago and North
western railway was held here yesterday.
The only cbanee in the directory was t.Vi
election of Frederick L. Ames, of Boston, to
succeed 1). U. Mills, of JJew York, resigned.
The financial statement for the year ending
May 31 shows a decrease of over $1,000,000
in the gross earnings. Previous to tbe
meeting of the stockholder s the old board of
directors met and declarwd th
dend of S per cent, semi-annual on the com
mon stocK, ana per cent quarterly on
Charge It to Lady Churchill's Descent.
London, June 7. The Koelnische Zeitung
comments very severely upon Lady Ran
dolph Churchill's recent criticisms nnon th
Germans in an English magazine. - The pa
per says tuat Lady Uhurchill evidently do
aired to revenge herself upon the German
nation for tbe slight Prince Bismarck put
upon her in failing to invite her to meet
him on the occasion of her recent visit to
Berlin. Tbe article concludes: "It ought to
be remembered that Lady Churchill is an
American of French descent,"
Suspicious Caaoa of Fever.
Washington City, June 7. Surgeon
General Hamilton yesterday afternoon re
ceived a dispatch from Surgeon Orr, at Del
aware breakwater, stating that: "The
British steamer Baltimore City, from Ha
vana via Santiago de Cuba for Philadelphia,
arrived at this place yesterday morning with
two suspicious cases of fever on board. They
will be admitted to the hospital? and the
steamer detained for observation."
TRIED TO DROWN HIS ENEMY.
A Florida Editor Uses Hla Pistol la the
Kick of Time.
Jacksonville, Fla. June 7. A long -stand -tug
feud between Capt J. W. Douglass, a
prominent Democratic politician of Dayton,
and J. H. Benjamin, editor of Tbe Deland
News, bad its outcome in tba fatal shooting
at New Smyrna Wednesday night of Doug
lass by Benjamin. Angered by an attack
upon him which appeared reoeatly in Benja
min's paper, Douglass assaulted him, knoAed
him off the pier into the marsh and jumped
on bim. While be was holding Benjamin's
bead under water, Benjamin managed to
draw his revolver and shot his assailant dead,
tba ball entering his heart There to much
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Seattle Isji Asks.
The Metropolis of Washington
MILLIONS IN PROPEBT Y DESTBO YED
Wiped Out in a Few Honrs U the Busi
ness Portion of the City Annihilated
Kot a Hank, Hotel or Place Amusement
lft The leading Business Hons,
Nrwxpaprr Om e, Railway Depots, Ware
honsrs and Wharves- Feed the Flames.
Chicago, June 7. The following telegram
was received btre early this morning:
Seattle, W. T., June 6. A disastrous
fire is now swopping through the heart of the
business part of this city. Two blocks have
already lioen djstroyed. Manv other build
ings are in Ahiihs and the conflagration has
pa.sed beyond control of the fire depart
ments. To add to the city's peril a smart
breeze is blowing off the bay tanning the
flames and about 1,000 feet of hose has been
No Idea of Its Extent.
At present no idea of the extent of the lost
can be formed. The Opera house block, the
block opposite, and all the warehouses at the
foot of Columy street and also four buildings
at the rear of The Post -Intelligence office are
burning. People in tbe Tester block, occu
pied by the Western Union and The Post-Intelligence
are moving out At this writine
the Western Union has but one wire undis
Later The City in Ashes.
Portland, Ore., June 7. A special to The
Oregonian from Seattle at 9:45 last night
says the business portion of Seattle, the larg
est city in tbe territory, is in ashes. Every
bank, hotel, place of amusement, all the
leading business houses, all the newspaper
offices, the railroad station, miles of steam
boat wharves, coal bunkers, freight ware
houses, and the telegraph offices are burned.
Five Millions Lost Before Midnight.
The fire bean near the corner of Front
and Pearl streets, in the Seattle Candy fact
ory buildings, at 2:S0 p. m., and before mid
night had consumed the whole of the business
action of the city, sweeping northward to
the Stetson & Post mill, along Front and
Second to the water front, involving a loss
of over $5,000,000.
The Water Supply Gave Out.
Tbe city is literally wiped out, except the
residence portion on high ground. At 6:80
o'clock p. ru. the flames had reached the
wharves, and the steamboats and shipping
were compelled to head out into the stream.
A stiff breeze was blowing from tbe north
west wlien tbe fire began, and it soon got the
best of the fire department The water sup
ply gave out within two hours after the fire
U-Kan, and then the flames bad a clean
Fast Time to the Krrue.
Word was telegraphed to Tacoma, and a
train started with the fire apparatus at 4:35
p. n., reaching Seatile in sixty-three min
utes, a distance of forty-two miles.
The ocean steamers Mexico, for San Fran
cisco, nud Annul, for Alaska, escaped de
struction by pulling out into the harbor.
A great deal of property was saved only to
lie burned up again, so quickly did the flames
Railway Finploves Combine.
Chicax, June & At a meeting in this
city of a committee appointed for that pur
pose, held yesterday, a unification of the rail
way brakemen, firemen and switchmen was
eflVcteii. The organizations remain as tbey
were liefore indej endent as to their partic
ular interests t ut all w ill act as a unit when
it is thought nei-essary.
Chicago, June 6.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
as follows: Wheat No. 2 June, opened TTc,
closed We; July, opened Ttilc, closed 754c;
September, opened Tie, closed 7ac Corn
No. S July, opened 3l.i-, closed 38-84c-Auirust,
opened closed 34V$e; Septem
ber. niened SiLc. cloHrd iM'tV-av. Oats-No. S
Julv. oneued 'Hlo clnaiwt l-io.
ber, opened and closed 2Lie. Pork July,
uiK-neu w.n.M., closed sii.TTHs; August opened
tll.K.'4. closed $11.85; September, opened
tl2.(M, closed Lard-July, opened
Live etock-The Union stock yards report
the following nrices.- H furtt Murker nmrn
-W " n.w WfllCU
fairly active, but prices were 6c lower; light
graues, .dti.4.,nr, rouu packing;. $4JU(4JS;
mixed lots SicH.iO: heavy packing and
shipping lots. $4.2WM.8TJ4. Cattle Market
weaker; active; beeves, $3.6S&4.t)U; cows
fl.fiU3.10; Blockers and feeders, J2.-5iUi.4Q:
Texas grass steers, M53&UU; fed steers, $2.80
&3-t)U. Sheep Weaken natives and west
erns. $arfll4.7l; Texans, $3.25.l.4u: spring
lambs, $2.tmaa(W per head.
Produce; Butter-Fancy Elgin creamery, 18
1 per lb; daries In line, luUSc: ro.l butter
c Eggs-Htrlctly fresh, 12c per dos, Poultry-Live
chickens, SMc per u,. roosters,
6c; turkeys, 7Hc; ducks, t&9c. Potatoes
Choice Burbanks, 4: per bu; Beauty of He
bron, 35(8, Uta; mixed lota, -Uj30; sweet potatoes,
$1.762.i) per bbl. Apples-Choics greenings,
aiUKnaa.75 per bbl; poor lots, 7&C&S1.0U. Straw-berries-$ljt5t&)
per 24-qt. case.
Nsw York, June .
Wheat Marki t weaker on free selling; No.
red state, 8-c; No. 2 red winter June, 81c;
do July, 81Jsc; do August, 2c. Corn
Steady; No. 2 mixed cash. 414c: 40 June,
tic; do July, 41Vc; do August. 42c bid. Oats
Steady; No. 2 white state nominal; No. i
mixed June, 2726o; do July. 2736o. do Au
gust, 2c Rye Dull. Barley Nominal.
Pork Dull; new mess, flSJb&lUUL Lard
Quiet; June, $6.W; July, $7.04. .
Live Stock: Cattle Market weak: steesa,
$4.54.45 W 100 t.s. Kbeep and Imbs Sheap
trifle lower; poor to prime, $iiJu$tAX& v lyB
J; In nibs, dull. He per t lowert ft
100 Brn; a few choice, $9.00. Here Nominally
Hay Upland prairie, $8.00,
By Timatay new $7Q8.00.
Bay Wild, $6.00Q$jUU,
Potatoes 15c. -Turnips
Cord Wood-Oak, $4.16: Hickory, $e.
trtw KUW: baled ta.00.
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W. B BARKER.
has purchased the well-known
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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 TIIE LOWEST PRICES.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Fob Stoves and Refrigerators.
sJ. B. ZIMMER
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.
HISPRIOES ARE LOW.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
. Meed work.
"A floe lot of Children's Carriages cbeap. It will psy yon to csll Iwfnre pnrr hso.ng.
No. 1006 Third Avenue.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices.
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125 and 127 West Third St.,
with new pieces of-
1623 Second Avenue.
Opp. Harper House,
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