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THE TIOOK 1BJJAND AHT5TTB, SATURDAY JUNE 8, 1839.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Saturday, Junk 8. 1889.
Mrs. 8. B. Cobb has the honor of .be
lng the flrBt person in Rock Island to
make a subscription for the relief of the
Johnstown sufferer. This philanthropic
lady is always ready to aid a worthy
c ansa. '
Danfortb prints a half column of
slanderous abuse of the late Patrick
O'Mara. and then asks the public to for
get his faults and remember only his good
qualities. What a really good old man !
And bow kind and thoughtful.
Married Into Ofllre.
From the Chicago Times.
- Disappointed office-seekers have been
keeping accurate tab upon the president's
family appointments. . It is a good thing
to be a Harrison simply, but much better
to be a Harrison-in-law.
Lieut. John P. Parker, U. 8. N., was
happily married to a niece of Mme. Har
rison, and Lieut. John F. Parker, D. S. N..
was detailed for a little European jaunt
with the Samoan commission, its naval
attache. Add to Parker's the appoint
ment of the president's brother as mar
shal in Tennessee; supplement these with
the appointment of Senator Sauiders,
Russell II. 's father in law, as a Utah
commissioner; add to these the selection
of the brother of the husband of the pres
ident's daughter for a snug, legitimate
assault on the treasury; continue on this
line a little further and it will be seen
that the disappointed have some ground
for their grievance.
The new motto reads: "A public office
is a family trust."
Fire nt Livingston, Alx, Friday datroyed
fifteen buildings on the west side of the pub
John ami Henry (liliey, brothers, Englist
miners, were oiu-hiil to Jiath by the fall ol
a coal roof in the Hont-ybrook mine Friilaj
morning at Wilk-snrre, Pa.
Mr O. A. Planner, of Indianapolis, has
just donated a herlierinin of 1.",(KMJ specimen.'
to the Marietta, O., rollers. The collection
is mid to tie one of the flnest in the world.
Forest lire are burning south of Tower,
Minn., along the Dtiluth and Iron Range
road. Considerable timber has been tie
stroyrd. Thomas R Crniir, recently appointed bj
tBe president postmaster of Huugliville, Ind..
had boon deml nearly two mouths at th
Mrs. Mary Kennedy, of Indianapolis, diec
a few doys ago and left considerable r(.pertj
to her two ms. They are both in pen i ten
tinry, and she was unaware of the fact
Mr. John Davidson, of Vandalia, Ind.
ran a nail into her hand Friday and died ol
lorklnw In three hours.
Pun & Co. roport business fair in all parti
of the country, except those desolated by
Shocks of earthquake were felt Fridaj
mnrniutr at Brest, Frnnce, and Bedford,
Mass. The shake at the former place wai
Speculation on who will be the next pop
of Rome develops the fact that Ar.-bbishoj
Gibbons is a strong probability for the "chaii
Of St Peter."
Two American tourists have Jieen arrested
at Tullamore. Ireland, because the quantity
and style of their baggage excited the suspi
cfon of the police.
A search of the houses of two leading Bon
langists by the Paris police is said to hav
resulted in the discovery of papers wbict
implicate Brmlnnger in an international plot
Mrs. Charles F. Adams, widow of the laU
Hon. C. F. Adams, and mother of Hon. Joht
Quincy Adams and Charles F. Adams, presi
dent of the Union Pacific railroad, died at
Quincy, Mass., Thursday night, aged 8)
The business failures occurring throughout
the country during the seven days ended Fri
day, as reported to H. ft. Dun & Co. , thf
mercantile agency, by telegraph, number foi
the United States 9hJ, and for Canada 25,
or a total of 2Ji,
Benjamin Law, who is serving a sentence
of thirteen years in the Indiana penitcntiar)
for the murder of AlU-rt Harmon, at Colum
bus, Ind., July 5, IS", is the defendant no
in a suit for fUUWO brought by John Har
mon, A liert'sson, for damages for killing his
father. Low hax recently inherited 40,(M)u.
The appropriations made by the late lagis
luture for the excuses of the state govern
ment, contingent expenses, etc., aggregaU
?.3!K),8S.7. as follows: For 1MN, a,&l,.
44; for 1SJ0, $ ,70li,S:a; 41; special, 2,
041.71M.tNI. Thisisaliout :i"J).ooO lss that
was appropriate.! two years ago.
Nice Elm Ion Itrforuipr.
Lansink, Mich., June 8. Among the con
trivances put forward to prevent fraud at
elections is the Khymw voting innehiiio. A
bill was introduced in the legislature to adopt
It in elections in this state, and now whole
sale charges of briliery of members to induce
them to vote in favor of the bill are made.
The governor will ask tho prosecuting
attorney to investigate the matter. It Is said
that the lobby gave each ntwnwiper corre
spondent in the city 1,000 in stock to push
the bill and then went to work on the legis
lators. The friends of the machine are now
repudiating the bill and it is proliuhly dead.
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by taking Hall's catarrh cure.
F. J. Ciienky & 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
WK8T & Trcax, Wholesale druggists,
Waldino. Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale
druggists, Toledo, O.
. H. Van Hcesen, Cashier, Toledo Na
tional bank, Toledo, O.
Hall's catarrh cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. Price 75 cents
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
'Squire Harris, of Greeensboro, Ala.
and a friend of his went fishing the other
morning, and when they returned ate
eight dozen eggs for breakfast.
ADVIOS TO MOTHXKS.
Are you disturbed at night and broken
of your rest by a sick child suffering and
crying with pain of cutting teetht If so,
end at once and get a bottle of Mrs
Winalow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething. Its value is incalculable.
It will relieve the poor little sufferer imj
mediately. Depend upon it mothers,
there is no mistake about it. It cores
dysentery, diarrhoea, regulates the atom
ach and bowels, cures wind colic, soft
ens the gums, reduces inflammation, and
elves tone and energy to the whole sys
tem. Mrs. WinsloWs Soothing Syrup
for Children Teething is pleasant to the
taste, and is the prescription of one of
the oldest and best female nurses and phy
sicians in the United states, ana is rot
ale by all druggists throughout the
world. Price 85 cents per Dome.
Brazil sends us 60 per cent of the total
amount of coffee imported, and the cost
per pound is 6-10 of a cent cheaper than
U. 8. BiflMAL Orrica, I
Davenport, lows, Jane 8. 1
For the next 24 hours for Illinois rain
and cooler weather.
State Aid Asked For.
Gen. Hastings Talks to Gov.
Beaver by Telegraph.
HE WANTS LEGISLATIVE ACTION.
One Million Dollars Needed to Clear Away
the Debris in Johnstown, and $2,000,
000 from the Keystone State.
Fat of the Guests at tho Hnrlbut House
Discovered at Last Forty-Eight of Them
Dead Ont of Sixty Sickening; Condition
ot That Horrible Maaa at tho Bridge
The Corpses Hmt He Sacrificed to Prevent
m Pestilence The Dreaded Diphtheria
Getting a Foothold The Dam on Sooth
Fork Authoritatively Condemned.
Johnstown, Pa., June' 8. Adjt.-Gen. D.
H. Hastings sent a telegram yesterday to the
governor at Harrisburg declaring that an
extra session of the legislature for the pur
pose of making an appropriation of f 2,000,-
000 for the relief of the people of Johnstown
was important. Gen. Hastings was at the
wire early last evening, and had a long and
earnest talk with the governor. He told him
that in his judgment a special session of the
legislature should be called at once. He said
he had carefully gone over the situation and
had sought the opinions of others. He was
extremely anxious to know how the con
tributions were coining in, and said that it
would be necessary to make heavy daily
drafts on whatever amount might be raised
outside in order to keep the work going on.
He said that if the contributions reached a
millicn it would take that amount to clean
out the city debris.
Want 3, 000,000 from the State.
Ia addition he thought the state should
give 12,000,000. Gen. Hastings told the gov
ernor that if he thought his (Hastings) judg
ment too high be whuld be glad if Governor
Beaver would come to Johnstown for a day
or two and look it over. After the talk over
the wire with Governor Beaver, Gen. Hast
"The work that is going on now so nicely
cannot last longer than a week or so, at the
outside, unless the money for conducting it
on a permanent basis is furnished either by
the state or by the people of the United
It is stated on almost undoubted authority
that Governor Beaver has decided to call an
extra session of the state legislature.
IN DANGER OF PESTILENCE.
The Dead Must Be Sacrificed to Save the
living- Work at the Bridge.
Johnstown, Pa., June 8. Arthur Kirk is
gradually proving that he knew what he was
talking about when he said that dynamite
was the only proper material to use in remov
ing the debris above the railroad bridge.
Hitherto he has been very much cramped in
his work by a scarcity of explosives, bnt yes
terday morning a big supply of cartridges
arrived, and the engineer was comparatively
happy. A clear space has been made about
two of the piers. The great mass of wreck
age is gradually becoming loosened. There
ia such a vast quantity of it, however, that
weeks will be required to remove alL This
debris is one of the chief points of interest
now, as it is undoubtedly the most dangerous
pestilence-breeding place in the whole flooded
Mwt Sacrifice the Bodies.
All efforts to remove the remaining bodies
buried beneath it have been abandoned. The
pile' has been gone over carefully several
times and all the corpses that could be
reached have been taken out. There are,still
several bunired in the wreck, but they are
too deeply imbedded in the mass to be re
covered, and there is no alternative but to
destroy them. Everybody acknowledges
this now and there will be no more hindrances
to the work. The stench arising from the
debris is becoming almost unbearable in the
vicinity of the bridge and workmen are
finding serious difficulty in remaining at
their post for more than a few hours at a
THE HURLBUT HOUSE DEAD.
Forty-Eight Out of the Sixty Guests Lose
Johnstown, Pa., June a The register
and safe of the Hurlbut house were taken
out of the ruins intact yesterday. The fol
lowing is the entire list of the dead, and the
survivors of the ill-fated hotel:
Names of the DeatL
The dead are: Mrs. E. E. Benford, Johns
town; Miss Maria Benford; Miss May Ben
ford; Lou Benford; Mrs. Katzenstein and
child; Mrs. Smith and three children ; Miss
Homer; Mrs. Dr. DeFrance; Miss Laura
Hamilton; Mis Ella Byrne; Jane Meloy;
Minnie Houston; Mary Rodgers; Ella Hur-
rigan; Bertha Stofbel; Lottie Yost; Jennie;
Smouse ; Ella Johnston ; Charles Wilson, clerk ;
William Henry; J. C. Clark; Nellie Clark;
Dr. Brinkey; Elmer Briukey; Butler:
Charles Marshall; John Byrnes; Albert
Wherry; J. W. Weak land; Dr. St. John,
Harrisburg; Carrie Kichards, Ypsilanti,
Mich. ; Mollie Richards, Ypsilanti, Mich. ;
Jennie Wells, Tioga, Pa.; Miss Diehl, Ship
pensburg, Pa. ; J. G. Cox, Philadelphia; W.
L. Spitz, Philadelphia; Carlin, Philadel
phia; J. E. Little, Pittsburg; Sidney Mc
Cloud, Chicago; Frank D. Felt, Chicago; W.
F. Down, New York; James Murray, Phila
delphia; Charles Dewalt, Altoona; Her-
But Twelve Survivors.
The survivors, whose names are on the
same register, are: John D. Dorsey, Phila
delphia, in a critical condition; Hartley,
Philadelphia; H. W. Gulager, Philadelphia;
B. H. Lane, Pittsburg; Mary Eurly, Johns
town; J. L. Smith; William Marshall; Laura
Kodgers; Maggie Jones; Walter Benford;
F. A. Benford; Elvira Prosser.
More Dead Identified.
Several bodies were taken off the ruins on
the point yesterday. Those taken to the
Fourth ward school house morgue have been
identified as follows: George Robb; Wolf
gang Fisher; Mrs. Kirkbride; Linda Kirk
bride; William Nerberger; Alexander Mont
gomery; a young woman, not yet identified.
Eight bodies were removed from the morgue
in the Second Presbyterian church. Three
of them were identified as Mrs. Elizabeth
Stroysr, Heury Bucker, and August Ebler.
The remains of William Bantlin, Edith Shoe
maker, and Mrs. Rev. Literberg were recov
ered at Kernvllle.
Stocked With Stolen Property.
John btown, June 8. Alex B. Campbell, a
New York detective who ia noting under
Gen. Hastings, returned yesterday from a
three-mile trip to the country, where he lo
cated thirty-six barrels of flour. Teams and
men were sent out yesterday to bring the
stuff in. The house of Mrs. Mills and the
house of Jacob Stutsman, Mr. Campbell
says, are stocked with enough provisions to
last them months. He also located a house
in Prospect which is well stocked with dia
monds and other valuables. All were taken
from the wreck.
A WOMAN'S WEIGHT OF WOE.
Her Husband and Seven Children Gone-
She Talis Her Pitiful Story.
Johnstown, Pa., June 8. Yesterday morn
ing an utterly wretched woman named Mrs.
Fenn stood by a muddy pool of water trying
to find some trace of a once happy home. She
was half crazed with grief. As the writer
stepped to her side she raised her pale and
haggard face and remarked: "They are gone;
on, God, be merciful to them. A husband
and seven children were swept down with
the flood, and I left alone. We were driven
by the awful flood into the garret, but the
water followed us there. Inch by inch it
kept rising, until our heads were crushing
against the roof. It was death to remain.
So I raised a window, and one by one placed
my darlings on some driftwood, trusting to
the great Creator.
A Little Om'i Question.
"As I liberated the last one, my sweet lit
is boy, he looked at me and said: 'Mamma,
7ou always told me that the Lord would
i aire for me; will He look after me nowf I
taw him drift away, with his loving face
i nmed toward me, and with a prayer on my
lips for his deliverance he passed from sight
lorever. The next moment the roof crashed
in and I floated outside to be rescued fifteen
1 tours later from the roof of a house In Kern
villa If I could only find one of my darlings
1 could bow to the will of God, but they all
ire gone. I have lost everything on earth
iiow but my life,"
The Diphtheria Breaks Out.
Johnstown, Pa., June 8. It was feared at
tie Red Cross corps headquarters yesterday
afternoon that the flood has left a parting
curse hovering over the Conemangh valley in
tbe form of the dread disease diphtheria. The
attention of the medical people is now di
rected to Kernville, where the Red Crow
r takes no secret of a prevailing epidemic.
J lias Clara A. Barton and Dr. O'Neill, of the
I led Cross, have decided to establish a hos
pital at Kernville and after much trouble
T-itb the local authorities secured a site and
erected their hospital tents with Dr. Burns,
of Philadelphia iu charge.
Swept Away a Funeral.
Johnstown, Pa., June 8. Lying alongside
of the South ward schoolbouse is a coffin,
pirtially burned. Inquiry developed that at
tie time the water reached Johnstown e
funeral was being be d in the Roman Catho
lio church. The mourners and the carriage
standing in front of tbe church were swept
a'ray. The church took fire subsequently
and the coffin and corpse were partially con
si med. What was left of the body was recog.
ni zed and buried. None of those present in
tie church were known to have been saved
Another Cataclysm In Reserve.
Rochester, N. Y., June 8. A special te
The Herald fromOlean says the largest arti
fi( ial body of water in the country is situated
7 3 feet above the village and is liable to
bi rst at any moment It was formerly used
as a feeder to tbe old Genessee canal, but it
new used for sporting purposes. The state
superintendent of canals and all the peoplt
in the valley have often protested against it
Al tout ten years ago this dam burst, par
tially flooding the valley. The reservoir L
on j-third larger than Lake Conemaugh was.
A strong effort will be made to abolish it
Losses In the Bald Eagle Valley.
ItelXEFONTE, Pa., June a The Bald Eagle
Va lley from Tyrone to the end was completely
devastated by the flood a distance of seventy
mi es. Few lives were lost, but there is not
a f inn that has escaped, and the losses will
reach over 11,000,000.
Had a Pocketful ot Plunder.
Johnstown, Pa., June & Thursday night
a private of Company E captured a mac
wh had lieen prowling through the wreck
age. In his pockets were found (15,0IX
wo th of notes and drafts, many of them
Another Town in Danger.
Cuba, N. Y., June K The reservoir at
thu place is leaking and the water is being
drawn off through outlets to prevent a break
in tae dam.
UPON WHOM DOES IT RESTI
An Endeavor To Be Mailt to Fix the Re
sponsibility The Dam Condemned.
Johnstown, Pa., June 8. Coroner Evans'
Jury, impanelled on the case of Mrs. Hite, ol
Johistown, to endeavor to fix the responsi
bility for tbe disaster, held another session in
Kernville, and adjourned until next Wednes
day In selecting the case of Mrs. Hlte, Dr.
Evans was careful to get a flood victim
about whose identity there could be nc
dou it, and whose death by the flood could be
thotougbly authenticated. At tbe next ses
sion testimony as to the safety of the South
Fori: dam and the culpability of the proprie
tors will be taken.
Heavy Burden for the Club.
So far as investigation by reporters is con
cern id the responsibility lays with the South
Fork Hunting club. The New York Sun
corn spondent says that when they leased the
lake they clossd the waste gates, through
which all the water that had ever before ac
cumulated in Conemaugh lake had found a
safe nd speedy exit It is measurably cer
tain "iiat bad the waste gates been maintained
tbe dam would never have given away.
They were removed, it is said, because when
ever they were opened the game fish with
whicli the lake was being stocked would es
cape. Tbe fish have escaped all the same, and
the li ves of 8,000 to lO.OOO human beings have
gone with them.
How the Dam Was Built.
UM to the dam itself. It has been repre
sented that it was built from top to bottom
of heiivy masonry and with the assistance of
tbe bxst engineering skill There was no
masonry at all in fact, nor any engineering
wortl y of tbe name. The dam was simolv
a gigi Jitic heap of earth dumped across the
courat of a mountain stream between two
low bills. It was faced on each side with a
layer of heavy, rough stone, loosely thrown
together and unceraented. This pile or earth
was about seventy-five feet high and ninety
feet tiiick at the base. At tbe summit it
was leveled off so as to be about twenty feet
wide, and a wagon road crossed it It was
an ore inary dirt road, and there was no rock
or ma wnry beneath it The width of the
stream at the bottom of the dam was about
forty leet At the top the dam was about
400 feet long. It was built straight across
tbe ga ), and neither face nor back was
curved. The slopes were about the same on
both tics and back.
The Great Sluice Pipes.
"The builders placed in the forty-foot space
at the liottom, where the creek ran, five huge
pipes, t ach as large as a hogshead. These
were covered by an arch of massive masonry.
and were arranged to be opened or cloved by
levers 1 1 a tower that was built In the center
of the lam. These five big pipes were calcu
lated to be large enough to carry off all sur
plus water that could ever be poured into
tbe lak) above and which could not escape by
the regular exit, which was a sluiceway
around one corner of tbe dam at a level of
eight or ten feet The sluiceway and waste
gates never failed to do the work for which
they w jre designed, and there is no reason to
suppose that they would have failed to do so
at the i resent time and for the future bad
they been maintained as tbe builders con-
templa ed. The dam was originally built by
the rei nsylvania canal for a feeder.
Competent Authority at Last.
Since tbe above was written an examina
tion of the dam has been made by A. M.
Wellington and F. P. Burt, associate editors
of Tbe Engineering News, of New York, and
their ruport condemns the dam, both in its
origiuai construction and in its repairs. They
say it was .a single wall of earth with no
central wall of masonry or even of puddled
clay; that it was constructed in a manner
wholly an warranted by correct engineering
practice- even thirty years ago; and the fact
that it ttood so long as it did was due to the
quality of earth of which it was built,
which v -as of a clayey nature. No engineer
of knov-n or good standing could possibly
have b lilt it, for its construction violated
tbe moa; elementary and widely understood
requirement of good practice.
Send Contributions to Plttobnrc;.
Johni town, Pa.. June a The Associated
Press agant at Johnstown has received nu
merous telegrams from all portions of the
United litotes, asking to whom drafts for re
lief shoe Id I e sent, and Cot J as. B. Scott,
who is t ie highest authority here, says: "I
would r -com mend that all drafts and checks
hereafte - be sent sent to William R. Thomp
son, treasurer of the .finance committee,
x ltwtmr j.
Out of Fnnds by To-N lent.
Nkw York, June & A. dispatch from
aiayor McUoUin, of Pittsburg, to Mayor
Grant reads: "We expect to be at tbe end of
our funds by Saturday night I will keep
you post mi of our wants."
CZ 3 Chicago's Contributions.
Chica w, Juue 8. The money paid over to
Mayor Crecier up to last evening by Chicago
people lor the relief of the flood sufferers
amounts 1 to 173,172 4a
Wash: nbton Cmr, June b. The contri
buttons t ) tbe Johnstown flood sufferers fund
now agg -egatea $33,925. .
. THE RELENTLESS ELEMENTS.
Kansas Counties Devastated and- a Whole
' Family Killed.
Wichita, Kan., June 8. This section wai
visited yesterday by the most severe storm
known here for years. Tbe western part of
Sedgwick county and the eastern part of
Kingman county suffered most, and there a
space twenty miles long by five miles wide
was swept over by a cyclone. A farmer
named Rogers and all the members of bis
family were killed. The heavy rain was fol
lowed by hail, which laid low the grain and
fruit crops. In west Sedgwick county many
houses and barns and acres of (crops were
leveled to tbe ground-
General Loniestreet's Bonanza.
Washington City, June a Capt Jack
Brown, who called to see the president
Thursday in relation to Gen. Longstreet's
application for the position of internal
revenue collector told of a lncky strike made
by the general. Gin. Longstreet lives at
Gainesville, Ga. About a week ago his
home was destroyed by fire and with it
there went up in flames the general's library,
his war relics, and the manuscript of a book
upon which be hud been at work for several
yeara After the fire was out and the ruins
had cooled, the general, with some men, be
gan digging among tbe ashes in the cellar.
In the course of their explorations they came
across particles of gold and it is believed
there is a valuable gold deposit on the gen
Savagely Avenged His Dishonor.
Charlotte, N. C, June 8. A special to
The Chronicle from Ridgeway, 8. C, ears:
Thursday Cornelius Means, colored, armed
with a double-barreled shotgun, approached
negro named Preileau, standing at the de
pot, and began firing on bim. Preileau fell,
riddled with buckshot Means attacked thf.
prostrate man witb his gun clubbed. Tbe
stock was broken from the barrel. Then
with the barrel Means dealt Preileau a blow
on the forehead, crushing bis skull. After
this Means fired three pistol balls through
tbe crushed skull Means claims that Preileau
bad seduced bis daughter and then married
another woman. Means was arrested!
Preileau is dead.
Gen. Drum's Successor Appointed.
Washinoton City, June 8. The presi
dent has appointed CoL John C. Kelton to be
adjutant-general of the army, vice Richard
C. Drum, retired. Gen. Kelton was notified
of his appointment shortly before 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. The news spread rap
idly and be was tendered quite a levee by the
officials and other employes of the depart
ment. James rl. btone, of Michigan, was
appointed collector of internal revenue for
the First district of Michigan. The president
also appointed the following postmasters:
Indiana Jasper A. Gauntt at Marion; Wal
ter B. Godfrey, at New Albany.
The Base Ball Score.
Chicago, June . Following are the
scores made by League base hall clubs yes
terday: At Philadelphia Philadelphia 14,
Washington 6; at Boston Boston 9, New
York 4; Cleveland-Pittsburg" and Chicago
Indianapolis games postponed rain.
American association: At Itiiladelphia
Athletic V, Louisville 7 eleven innings. Nc
other games played.
Western league: At St Paul St Paul
16, St Joseph 11; at Minneapolis Minneap
olis 6, Sioux City 7: Des Moines-Omaba
game postponed wet grounds.
Military Cadets Appointed.
Washington City, June 8. Elmer W.
Clark, tf Storm Lake, Ia., Eleventh district,
has len appointed to a cadetship at the mil
itary academy. Edwin Bell, New Yovk city.
Tenth district; William R Tucker, Chicago,
Ills., Third district; J. VV. Tampton, Hull,
la.. Eleventh district, and Burt R. Shurley,
Chicago, Ills., Second district have been
designated as alternatives.
-r GofT Gains Six Votes.
Charleston, W. Ya., June 8. In the leg
islative joint committee Thursday tbedeposi
tions from Randolph county, where eleven
votes were contested by Goff and one by
r leming, were passed upon. Goff sustained
his claim in ten cases, and the vote contested
by Fleming was also thrown out, making a
net gain of six for Goff to date.
A Parachutist Badly Hurt.
Auburn, N. Y., June . E. D. Hogan, the
aeronaut of Jackson, Mich., had a narrow
escaw from death yesterday owing to his
parachute falling to work. He fell 2,500 feet
when the parachute partially opened and
somewhat broke the fall He was badly in
3 MAKING THEIR POWER FELT.
The Jew Retaliate on Their Rnemies in
a Very effective Manner.
Vienna, June 8. The international corn
market -ii-h has been held here for many
years, used to lie an important matter, and
the sales of corn were enormous while the
gathering of corn merchants embraced those
of all Euroie, In recent years, however.it has
been practically a failure, and its decadence
has kept time with the music of ar.ci-Semitic
sentiment Tho Jews, in other words, have
boycotted it Last year the attendance was
The State Interfere.
Tbe local com exchange had come to real
i that Vienna hail lost its prestige as an in
ternational market and were considering the
advisability of abandoning the attempt to
hold tbe usual market next month, when the
minister of commerce interfered and wrote
to the president of the exchange ordering
that tbe international market be held as
usual The order will he obeyed, but no one
expects that the market will amount to any
thing. Tbe Jewish merchants are deter
mined to stay away, and as a very large
share of the corn business of Europe is in
their hanilti this alone would doom the event
to failure. But the alisnnoe of this element
will undoubtedly result in other corn mer
chants keeping away, anil tbe result must be
a dismal failure in which the minister of
commerce is sure to cut a sorry figure.
State Ownership of Railways.
Vienna, June 8. On the first of next month
the Austrian government has decided to as
sume tbe management of the Lemtierg-Czerno-
witz railway and connections. This is in
pursuance of a policy to absorb gradually all
the railways of the empire, and private cor
porations now operating their own roads have
in many cases boon notified to bold themselvee
in readiness to turn their lines over to the
Killed His Sweetheart and Suicided.
London, June 7. A schoolmaster named
Keeling, while traveling on the Northwest
ern railway with his sweetheart, named
lister, the principal of a school at Devises,
yesterday shot tbe woman dead and threw
bar out of a window and tben committed
The Round of the Race Courses.
St. Louis, June 8. At the races here yes
terday tbe winners were: Angelus, 2 mile,
1:15; Irene, mile, l:2!l; Terra Cotta,
ltf miles, 2:0W; Blarney Stone. mile.
1:04; Lulu B., mile, 1:04; Cartoon,
New York, June 8. The winning horses
at the races at Jerome park yesterday were
as ioiiows: Alucilasre. mile. 1:02: Rice-
land, IX miles, 1 :!!?; Umpire, mile,
1:18; Zepbyrus, miles, 2:00; Brown
Charlie, 1.400 yards, 1:23; Blue Rock, 1 mile,
Dumboyne, 1 1-16 miles, l:5.w.
Chicago, June a Rain fell here most of
yesterday. The winners at West Side nark
were Ruth, Dakota, Hollywood, Sauta Cruz,
and Spectator. All the races were mile,
ana me best tune made was 1:22.
The Weather We May Expect.
" Washington City, June, 8. The indica
tions for thiry-six hours from 8 p. m. yester
day are as fallows: For Indiana ar.d Illinois-
Rain: cooler weather: variable winds. Fot
Michigan and Wlsconin Rain; slightly cool
er weather; varia de winds in lower Michigaa
winds be omlng northwesterly in nnper Mich
titan and Wisconsin. For Iowa Kains; coolei
weather; northerly winds.
The subscription of Jay Gould for the re
lief of the flood sufferers was $1,000.
There are six newspapers published in
Seattle Is a Waste of Embers
BUT HER CITIZENS, UNDAUNTED,
Besolve to Make Her Rise More Endur
ing from Her . Kuins The Losses at
Latest Accounts Reach Over 7.000,000,
with Not One-Third Insured Many of
the People Destitute and Others Believed
to Have Been Killed A Wave or Flame
a Mile Long Relief Sent on.
Seattle, W. T., June 8. The fire, which
started in this city Thursday at 2:43 p. m.,
was, when the size of the two cities is taken
into account, nearly as destructive as that
which swept over Chicago. And to-day
Seattle is practically a bed of cinders and
ashes. The city looks like some doomed Go
morrah. There are no streets in the burned
district It is all burning debris, with a
few standing walla What the loss in prop
erty is it is impossible at this writing to
estimate, but it is roughly put at from $10,
000,000 to $20,000,001), while the loss of life
will also, it is believed, prove to be very
Where It Started.
The flames first broke out in a row of
wooden buildings, and, like the Chicago fire,
it was a woman's property that originated
the conflagration. By some means a quan
tity of turpentine in a building at the south
west corner of Front and Madison streets,
owned by Mrs. Margaret J. Peuster, took
fire, and in an incredibly short space of time
the flames were raging over the whole block.
Prom the initial point tbe fire spread north
and south, extending from Second and Third
streets to the bay, a distance of over a mile,
comprising the entire business portion of the
city. The Western Union operators were
driven out of their office with time only to1
save their instruments, and this caused the
break in telegraphic communication. The
instruments were taken outside of the city as
rapidly as possible, and in a short time com
paratively they were set up and communica
tion re-established, the office being in a pri
vate residence. The burnt district comprises
sixty -four acres.
Suffering Among the Poor.
There is great privation felt among the
poor classes, as nearly every restaurant and
grocery in the city has been consumed by tbe
tire. The burnt district now presents the
aspect of a huge oven of burning coals, and
threaten even further destruction. The fire
men, reinforced by the Tacoma and
Snohomich departments, are on the alert
The streets and crowded witb people wan
dering about penniless and homeless from
the effects of the fire. The militia and extra
police are to lie seen on every corner guard
ing against thieves and vandals. The sur
vivors of this fire will suffer terribly for
want of tbe necessaries of life, and those
whose homes and places of business are
spared are generous in their offers to aid.
The Rush for the Hills.
When the fire became uncontrollable the
people fled to the hills to the east, and horses
flecked with foam dashed up to tbe high
lands with promiscuous loads of everything
attached to every available vehicle. Words
fail to describe the awful picture of desola
tion. It is like the Chicago fire, but like
Chicago the city will be rebuilt Everybody
seems in good spirits, as it is bard to realize
the dreadful import of this sudden calam-
Crushed Under Falling Bnlldings.
When the Foklas & Singerman building
fell about thirty people were near it, and
many of them were crushed. Similar acci
dents occurred at most of the large b uild-
One Blork That Was Saved.
The magnificent Boston block, in which was
the postoffi.w, is saved. The Canadian Pa
cific locks are gone and nearly everything
from the bead of Elliott bay to Union street
The Yesler avenue, Jackson street anil Front
street cable lines and electric motor line are
useless, their tracks lieing badly damaged
and many of their cars burned. All tbe
warehouses are gone.
The Irony of Fate.
A committee bad lieen hard at work up to
the time of the fire soliciting subscrip
tions for the Johnstown sufferers and about
$5,000 was thought to have been raised.
Fvery Business Man a Loser.
An accurate record of losses would include
every business man of prominence in town.
It is a dreatlf ul calamity, from which few
have escaped. All the citizens mode common
cause w-ith tbe firemen iu .the bojieless fight
and struggled with might and main. There
were many others, too, whose first thought
was to save their individual possessions, and
the streets were soon crowd.! with teams
loaded with valuables of every description
seeking places of safety on the hills. Hun
dreds of men were at work emptying many
business buildings of their contents and load
ing them into wagons.
It's an 111 Wind . Blows Nobody Ooh1.
It had tiecn predicted by insurance men
time and again that the city would sometime
be swept by fire, and it was only that the
wind was from the north-northeast that
drove the flames eventually into the bay
and saved that part of tbe city north ot
Union street This leaves good wharf room
outside of the burned district, and spared the
homes of a large number of poorer jwople
who have all their earthly possessions within
the wooden walls of their bumble hus.
Oolng to Work Bravely.
Already in many places workmen have be
gun to grade and clean up lots preparatory
to rebuilding? Many merchants have secured
quarters in the residence portion of the city,
and are open witb remnants of their stocks
from tbe fire. Tbe people have decided to
rebuild the city with brick and stone.
Tacoma citizens sent to Seattle yesterday
morning large quantities of food, blankets.
and tents to supply the immediate wants of
the homeless, and large quantities of supplies
nave also been sent from lxrtland.
Latent Kstimato of Loum.
San Francisco, June S. From official
figures furnished by local and foreign insur
ance companies Tbe Coast Review
newspaer places the property loss at t,U00,
000. This is covered by a total insurance of
$2,225,000, held mostly by English compan
A Mysterious Suicide.
DuBUQrK, Iowa, June a The lifeless form
of a woman apparently about 21 years of
age, respectably dressed and bearing no
mark jt violence, waa discovered Thursday
morning under a tree In a lane in the west
ern suburbs of this city. An empty vial and
a novel lay near her side. Who she is no
Philanthropy or Advertising?
"Do good by stealth and blush to find It
fame" may have been excellent advice when
Mr. Pope wrote, but it would require reshap
ing' to bring it into harmony with modern re
quirements. A Yorkshire coal dealer who
has been doing good by stealth on quite an
extensive scale, now has cause to blush at
hnding himself fined by a police magistrate.
This philanthropic trader owns a weighing
macnine whicb gives bis customers twenty-
one pounds overweight on every hundred
weight. Some time ago his attention was
officially drawn to the fact, and be received
solemn warning that if be continued his sin
ful benevolence he would be summoned. A
weighing machine that gives overweight is as
illegal as one that does the other thing, the
law demanding a perfect adjustment of bal
ance. This ooally Samaritan refused to be
lieve, however, that his stealthy benefactions
were punishable, and so persisted in adding
tne little bonus to every hundred weight of
black diamonds that left his shop; A fine of
6a. and costs is the result, the bench express
ing the opinion that it looked a little hard to
punish a man for cheating himself to benefit
bis customers. It does look bard, no doubt.
but what a splendid advertisement I London
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The Philadelphia Clanman's
Opinion of Sullivan
TESTIMONY IN THE GRONIN CASE,
Witnesses fceem to Know Very CIMle to the
l'oii.t. Hot eh That Will Hans; No
body An lu .ilcnt in the Conspiracy
Against the Murdered Man The Man
Who Accused Cronin In the Clan ot
Cmcaoo, June 8. The first witness tc
testify yesterday in the Cronin case was Po
liceman Daniel Brown, who was Dr. Cro
nin's accuser in the trial in Camp 06, whict
resulted in the doctor's expulsion from the
order. Brown testified that he was a mem
ber of the Clan-na-Uael at the time Dr. Cro
nin was expelleti. He belonged to Camp 16,
and does still, but hasn't attended much in
the past three years. The charge against Dr.
Cronin was treason, and consisted in read
ing before Camp ! a circular sent out by
an expelled camp. The witness said he pre
ferred and wrote out tbe charges himself.
He bad an emphatic negative answer for
every question intimating that some one else
asked or ordered, or directed him to make the
charges. He was positive in assuming the
Why Me Made the Charge.
He was not an ofiifer in the order, and did
not hear Dr. Cronin read the circular, but
visiting Dr. Cronin's camp, soon after it was
read, he heard it talked about, and knowing
that the reading of such a circular was con
trary to the ruies of the order, he preferred
the charges. Tbe witness was closely scanned
by Kirs. Conklin and others, nnder tie idea
that be might be the man who drove tbe
huggy in which Cronin was conveyed to hit
dath, but they said he was not the man. 11
was reported later that Brown is now jirac
tically under arrest.
Evidence of a Conspiracy.
Lawyer lies was the next witness, and said
that in the summer of l$s7 Dr. Cronin had
consulted with bim professionally and had
told bim that be had evidence that a con
spiracy against him existed in this city.
William Starkey hail asked him to testify as
an expert in a certain ease, and C. M. Hardy
had cross-examined bim with great minute
ness as to his early life. About the same time
Cronin's sister had written her brother
from St Catherines, stating that twe
men had called on her recently and ques
tioned her in regard to him, saying that it
concerned Cronin greatly in a case in New
York. Cronin wrote to New York and found
that no such case existed. "At last," contin
ued witness, "the doctor jumped up and ex
claimed: 'Alexander Sullivan is as black a
bell. He and others are trying to ruin my
reputation, and failing in that, they will seek
Luke Dillon Ht-nouiire Sullivan.
Luke Dillon, of Philadelphia, was the first
witness after recess. He knew Dr. Cronin
intimately as an unselfish, patriotic and use
ful man in the Irish movement. Dr. Cronin
told bim that it was Alexander Sullivan's
ambition to rule, both in Irish and American
politics, nnd tbat this ambition would be the
cause of Dr. Cronin's death. Dr. Cronin
had expressed himself as believing that
Alexander Sullivan had no more blood
in bim than a fUh. The witness thought at
that time tbat the doctor had Alexauder Sul
livan on the brain, and that Sullivan was
only an ordinary villain. He bail changed
his mind, however. Al the time that Alexan
der Sullivan, BolaniL and Feely were tried in
Buffalo, Sullivan bad protested against Dr.
Cronin sitting on the trial committee, in such
language thai he believe 1 Alexander Sullivan
responsible for tbe murder, if not a principal
Tbe remainder of the session was given tc
the b-stimony of Jobu F. O'Malley and Law
rence R. Buckley, who were members ot the
committee that tried and expelled Dr
Cronin. Their testimony elicited no new
facts, boing confined to such details concern
ing the composition of the committee and
its action as they chose to remember.
A Mild Sensation or Two.
The first witnesses wanted were Detective
Wholen and Peter McUeeban (of Philadel
pbia), tho latter of whom figured quite
prominently in the papers a week ago, being
reported under arrest, and considered an im
portant personage. But neither of these wai
on baud, and officers sent out for them re
turned with tbe announcement that tbey
were not to be found. Just as the inquest
was adjourned, however, they both appeared
in court Another sensation was tbe an
nouncement that Lawyer Beggs wastoiissing.
a card on his office door stated that he had
gone to Janesville, to return to-day.
Romeo DoLrizofski. a A
Milwaukee, has just been discovered to be
suiting nre to nouses: ne wanted to see the
fire engines turn out
Chicago. Juna 1.
. Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery. 18
m yi-i ii, uaries m line, incise; roll butter
c Kggs-Btrlctly fwssh. 13c
try-Live chickens, WtfWiio per lb; roosters,
6c; turkeys, Jl⪼ ducks, Potatoes
Choice Burbanks, 4Tc per bu; Beauty of He-
oron, inasmc: mixed lots. -03 10; sweet potatoes,
1.76(t3.uu per bbl. Apples Choice greenings.
o-onxia per nui; poor lots, 7.'cf 1.0U. Straw-berries-Hjaaiau
per a4-qt case.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
as follows: Wheat No. June, opened 78c,
Closed Wic; July, opened 75$c, closed tl)r.
August, opened .7t(4c, closed 75)4c. Corn
No. 2 June, opened SZQfrHc, closed 8c;
July, opened ate cloud aHe; August, opened
84Hc, closed Oats -No. 3- June,
opened 21 closed 21Js-3o; July, opened
34c closed -.'H-96c; September, opened
St4C. closed 29sc. Pork June, opened and
closed $11.80; July, opened fll.HU, closed
Sll.Ki; August, opened and closed $11,110.
Lra June, opened and closed (u.u;)4.
- Live stock The Union stock yards report
the following prices: Hogs Market opened
fairly active and prices were steady: light
grades. .aui04.uo; rougn packing, 94jn&4JS;
mixed lots, heavy packing and
shipping tots, $4S4.3TH- Cattle Market
heavy and rough grades lower; ethers steady;
beeves, f&OXarf.tiU; cows. fl.UUti3.-; stockers
and feeders. 2.4U&8.0; Texas steers. $2,163
&&& . Sheep Steady: natives, $&4UU4.eu;
lambs, dull; tl.UUfta.UQ per head.
It ia proposed to keep the Paria expo
sition open for a year, with the exception
of the three winter months.
the pleasure of beautifying home
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
c IZST PARLOB SUITES
No words can do justice to the Novelties exhibited.
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 ti.i.
Old Established Grocery
-ma it naa always enjoyed Dy dealing only in the best gooJs
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
it. 1 la. 1 1
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
-For Stoves and Refrigerators.
U. B. ZIMMER
Star Block, - Opp. Harper House,
IS RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits np In the latest styles.
HIS AJRTl LO"W.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
floe lot of Children's Carriages cheap. It will pay you to call bef.irr pnn hi.ng.
No. 100G Third Avenue.
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Lowest cash prices.
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with new pieces of-
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