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THE DAILY AllGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Wednesday. Jcnk 12, 1889.
Thk New York tells this story Tf
Uncle Sam's strong box: From time im
memorial the combinations of the locks
of tbe big vaults where (183.000,000 in
cash is stored have been known to one
employe and tbe sub-treasurer. Mr. Rob
erts has changed this. Two men will
own the secret one to know one-half of
the combination and the other the other
half. He himself will know nothing. These
men will be known to their associates,
but to avoid complications in esse of sicks
nss or death, Mr. Roberts has given
another two the combination. These
men are not known to their associates.
and are not even known to each other
Further, to guard against mishap, tbe
two men known to have the combina
tions have written, in separate sealed eu
velopes, each bis half of the secret, and
Mr. Roberts puts these in envelopes in
a big envelope, plastered it with sealing
wax from end to end, and locked jt in tbe
safe. This is for his own benefit, in case
the holders of one undivided half of the
aecrtt should be sick or die. Mr. Roberts
would then break the great clump of wax
on the big envelope, and for tbe first
time know the secret himself.
A High Klrker'a Conaadram.
Hnrlneflold ReirUter. -
A Rock Island correspondent of the
lMr-wtan makes a vigorous '"kick
against the ring which is dominating the
g. o. p. in Illinois. He declares that
"the discerning intelligence of the party
recognizes that if the Tanner ring is not
at down upon defeat at the next state
lection is inevitable." After the des
claration, the "high kicker" propounds
tne following conundrums, not one of
which has yet been satisfactorily an
Suppose tbe democratic party deter
mines that J. M. Palmer shall be their
standard bearer in the next senatorial
contest, and he concludes to make a can
vass as Stephen A, Douglas did. where
la our Abraham Lincoln to come from to
lead us to victory?
Why prate about civil service reform
when such men as Garvin and Mitchell
are removed without cause to make room
for men that may do tbe bidding of the
Why talk about transfusing new blood
into tbe grand old partv vein, wben such
old chronics as Dan Hotran and T. B.
Needles are appointed to or promised to
be appointed to fat positions, wben all
tbe work they ever did was to hold of
flee and draw pay from their partv. state
or nation. What blood-stained battle
field was Tom Needles ever in, and where
are tbe wounds that Daniel Hotran re
ceived in defense of his country? Oh,
enamel nave you no blush to talk of re
form and inspiring the voter while mak
ing such appointments?
The barn of Perry B. Moore, at Buf
falo Prairie, was burned to the ground
last evening containing seven horses and
three sets of harness, and a number of
agricultural implements valued at $1,
200. The barn was fired, and the in
cendiary is known.
Wm. McCoy, mention of whose ro
mantis marriage was made in tbe Argus
of yesterday, telegraphed from Brooklyn,
Iowa, last night asking Marshal Miller
to go to Mrs. Fabey's and procure the
clothes belonging to his wife (Maggie
Fahey), and send them to Tipton, Iowa.
No attention was paid to the dispatch.
Marshal Miller and Deputy Long gatht
eredin a couple of tramps with a fresh
keg of beer this morning in the upper
end of tbe city. They were making for
Moline. Marshal Miller and Officer
Kramer drove six other tramps clear to
Davenport where they captured them
and turned them over to tbe police.
A couple of slick men worked a con-
fide nee game on an old man by the name
of Scoonover, a farmer living near Kes
wanee, and got $3,000 and skipped
with a team of horses and buggy belong
ing to a livery stable in Ke wanee. The
men, after getting the money, started in
this direction, and got into Moline about
8 o'clock p. m., before the Moline police
bad been notified, put tbe rig iu tbe
livery stable and left. In the meantime
the liveryman from Kewanee had
mounted a horse and followed close be
hind as far as Oenesco, where he lost
the trail. He boarded the train there
and came to Moline, and notified the
police. The robbery happened Tuesday
at one o'clock. The men bad taken the
fanner to Eewanna, where be drew tbe
money from tbe bank, and on the way
back home they threw him out of the
buggy and drove off.
Mr. F. Frotar, of the Yolk Zeiiung,en
tertained fourteen of bis friends with an
elaborate lunch at Turner hall last night,
Mrs. Herkert having prepared an elegant
upper of nine courses, which was served
by Terrell and his corps. The event was
in honor of the twenty-fifth wedding
anniversary of Mr. Protar's brother in
Misses Requa and Freeman gave a re
ception at their home on Third avenue
June 11 E H Ouyer. et al, to Ed
Dunn, lots 1, 2 and 8, Wetherell's sub
div, f 100.
Catherine Daiber to John W Daiber, et
al, 100 feet, lot 10 block 68, Chicago,
James W Sennet to A J Beach, e e,
lot l.block 8, Old Town, Moline, $1,400.
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by taking Hall's catarrh cure.
F. J. Chknet & 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 & Tbuax, Wholesale druggists,
W aiding. Kin nan & Marvin, Wholesale
druggists, Toledo, O.
. H. Yak Hcehrn, 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.-Bold by all druggists.
There are six newspapers published in
The Clan Responsible
Alex Sullivan in Jail for the
CLOSE OF THE CORONER'S INQUEST
A General Arraignment of the Olan-na-Gael
and Four Men Named as Impli
cated in Oronin's "Removal"
O'Snlllvan the Iceman, Pan Conghlla and
Woodruff the Other Three Tho Nation
alist Lawyer Arrested at Hit Home and
Lodged In Jail Hie Imperturbable
Cooltivss Such Societies aa the Clan Con
demned ae Injurious to American Insti
tution The Testimony Heard Cronln'a
Chicago, June 12. The Cronin inquest
came to an end yesterday, and at 4:45 p. m.
the jury retired. The testimony taken dur
ing the day was decidedly interesting in spots'
The flint witness railed was John Garrity,
brother of (Senator Garrity, who gave a very
damaging piece of ts
sation he had with
Dan Cougblin. in
which Dan had asked
him to get MaJ. Samp
son to do a Job for him.
Tbe job consisted in
doing a man up. If
it should end in a
murder it mattered
not to Cougblin. Gar
rity said he had told
Sampson, and later Sainpsoa had in
formed him that Dr. Cronin was tbe man
Cougblin wanted done up.
Halllvan's Name Again.
John Haggerty gave the rather startling
information that during 18S5 he had a con
versation with Alexander Sullivan, and dur
ing it Sullivan had told him that Cronin and
other spies should, in the interest of the or
der, be exterminated. Haggerty also said
that he knew Le Caron to have been con
nected with the trial of Cronin, and that he
(Le Caron) enjoyed the confidence of Alex
ander Sullivan. Haggerty said that be
himself believed, in 1885, that Cronin was a
spy. He believed it because he "had Mr.
Sullivan's ipse dixit for it." Sullivan bad
prosecuted at the trial of Cronin and Le
Caron, of Parnell commission fame, was on
tbe trial committee. Tbe witness did not
consider his oath to tbe Clan obligated him
to "remove" any one at the order of the ex
ecutive, but other men less intelligent might
so consider it, as he believed now to his sor
Annie Murphy's Father.
Treasurer Murphy, of the Clan-na-Gael,
when questioned as to whether there was
any enmity between Cronin and Sullivan, be
fell back on tbe reply, "I don't remember."
He bad not believed that Cronin was dead
because bis daughter Annie said she saw him
alive at 9 p. m. of May 4, on a street car go
ing south, and two miles or more from where
the murder was committed.
Telephoning to O'SulUvan.
Desk Sergeant Hoefig, of the Chicago ave
nue station, testified t bat previous to May 4
Cougblin had a good deal of telephone com
munication with O'Sullivan, the iceman. R.
C Montgomery, another desk sergeant, tes
Tho Man Who Hauled the Furniture.
Hafcan Martinson, the Swedish express
man who hauled the furniture from the
Clark street flat, opposite Crooin's office, to
the Carlston cottage, told bis story. He said
he had seen tbe man that hired him several
times since the day in question.
More of Cronln'a Charges.
Officer Moor told of a conversation he had
with Cronin, in which tbe latter said that Sul
livan had threatened to kill him, and that be
knew there was a conspiracy to put him out
of the way.
Woodruff's Story Repeated.
The next witness was Chief of Police Hub
bard, who repeated a statement made to him
by the prisoner Woodruff, and which the
chief said be believed to be a true story, and
it was to tbe effect that two men
named King and Fair burn had
hired him several days before the
tragedy to have a horse and wagon ready
wben they notified him, paying him $25. On
May 4 be was ordered to be ready at t
o'olock. He drove the men to tbe Carlson
cottage. After a few minutes they came out
with the trunk, which was placed in the
wagon. By directions he drove to the pier
at tbe lake off Fullerton avenue, the inten
tion being to throw the trunk into deep
Some fishermen were encountered, how
ever, and it was decided to drive to Edge
water, several miles distant Here, while
reconoitering the lake front, a rural police
officer questioned them, and being alarmed
they determined to drive cityward again.
When pawing the manhole they ordered him
to stop. The trunk was taken out by tbe
two men and lifted Into the hola It was too
large, however, to go in. Then, after tell
ing him to drive on a few yards, they kicked
in the side and deposited the body in the ba
sin. Woodruff thought at the time that it
was the corpse of a woman. The trunk was
lifted back into tbe wagon, but subsequently
thrown into the clump of bushes, where it
was found. Then he drove the men to Lin
coln park, where they separated.
Cronln'a Irlvato Papers.
A loud buzz went through the court room
when the chief concluded, and it was re
newed wben Coroner Hertz, holding up a
small package, announced that be proposed
to submit some of the private papers of tbe
deceased. The most interesting of these
none of them bear directly on the murder or
the motives for It except the statement that
a protest of Alexander Sullivan against Cro
nin sitting on the committee which investi
gated Sullivan's administration of Irish af
lairs at Buffalo, bad been overruled, Cronin
voting against it among others were the
notes of the evidence before the Buffalo
committee, in Cronln'a handwriting.
"Active Work" In England.
They dealt with reports of men sent to do
"active work" ia England. One of the wit
nesses, supposed to be Luke Dillon, told how
be was sent to England twioe and each time
was spotted by the London detectives, pre
sumably because they had been informed from
this side. The taken money along was always
of too small an amount and gave out The
unknown witness said that on tbe second
trip they did four "operations" (dynamite, so
It is supposed), and the agent (of the Clan) in
England was put in prison for the work, al
though he did not do it There
were complaints in tbe testimony
that Gen. Kerwin would not help
raise tnouey for the defense of dynamit
ers, saying that friendless men were better
oft. Among the men sent over to do "active
work" were one Marony and Capt Lo mas
key, and Carroll, Kerwin, and Boland were
scored for not taking care of the families of
these men, whose wives and mothers were
left in destitution. Mrs. Lomaskey testified
that she had only received $1,000, and that
when she asked Alexander Sullivan to aid
her he negleoted to do so. This ended the
The Jury Retires to Deliberate.
The reading of tbe papers was concluded
at 4:o0 p. m., and Coroner Herts then asked
tbe jury if they had beard - enough; if not,
he said he bad plenty more. Tbe jury was
satisfied, and tbe foreman moved that they
retire to deliberate on their verdict This
was agreed to unanimously, and at 4:45 they
filed into tbe coroner's private office, and the
doors were cloned and guards stationed to
keep off intruders.
VERDICTOF THE JURY.
Alex. Sullivan, Conghlln, Woodruff; and
O'SuUlvan Named as Implicated.
It was within a few minutes of 10 o'clock
when tbe foreman intimated that tbe jury
had agreed upon a verdict Only Coroner
I lertz and a small knot of spectators were In
tie room. The verdict was read in slow and
I nnressive tones.
: The first six p kragraphs a farm the belief of
t ie Jury that Cronin was murdered as the re
s lit of a conspiracy, and recite the finding of
t le body. etc. The verdict then proceeds:
7. We have carefully inquired Into the re
1 itlons sustained by said Cronin to other rer
s ns while alive, to ascertain if he had any
e tuse of enmity with any person sufficient to
erase hi murder.
8. It is our judgment that no other person
or persons except some of those who are or
had been members of a certain secret society
k aown as "United Brotherhood" or "Clan-na-GaeL,"
hud any cause to be instigators or ex-
rutors of such plot or conspiracy to murder
.Many of the witness, -a testifying in the
ciae have done so with much evident unwill
ingness and, as we believe, with much mental
r servation. We find from the evlaenoe
that a number of persons were par
ties to this plot and conspiracy to
n order the said Cronin, and that Daniel
Coughlin. Patrick O'Sullivan, Alexander Sul
livan, and one Woodruff, alias Black, were
e ther principals, accessories, or had guilty
k towledge of said plot and conspiracy to mur
d r said Cronin and conceal his body, and
they should be ho d to answer to the grand
We also believe that other persons were en
s' kged in t ie plot, or had guilty knowledge of
ll, and should be apprehended and held to the
g -and Jury.
We further state that this plot, or conspir
acy, in its conception and execution is one of
t ie most foul and brutal that has ever come
U onr knowledge, and recommend that the
P'-oper authorities offer a large reward for the
d scovery and conviction of all of those en
gaged in it in any way.
We further state that. In our judgment, all
at cret societies, whose objects are such as the
evidence shows that of the Clan-na-Gael or
United Brotherhood to be, are not in har
mony with, and are injurious to,Amcrtcan in
stitutions. Thirty Warrants Made Out.
It was reported in polios circles last night
ttat no less than thirty warrants were being
made out for suspected accessories, all of
which were to be served last night or to-day.
Tue list is said to include John F. Beggs. Of-fl-er
Dan Brown, Harry Jordan, Michael
Boland, Lawrence R. Buckley, Peter McGee
ht n, D. C. Feeley, Frank Murray, J. J. Brad
ley, J. J. Cunea, and John Moss. It is also
reported that a warrant will be issued for tbe
arrest of Henry Le Caron, the English spy,
ar d his extradition demanded. Tbe major
ity of those named are prominent officers of
The Times says: "That John J. Maroney,
or e of the men arrested in New York, is none
otier than the J. B. Slmonds or Williams
w 10 rented the Carlson cottage would seem
to be almost certain. It is also deemed cer
ta n that he is the man who rented tbe room
at 117 Clark street Feb. 20, purchased the
furniture at Revell's the following day, and
rented the Ashland cottage March 20.
ALEXANDER SULLIVAN JAILED.
TI e Noted Nationalist Arrested, but Not
the Least Bit Excited.
Immediately upon the verdict being ren
dered Deputy Sheriffs Palmer.Broderick and
Williams drove in a carriage to tbe residence
of Alexander Sullivan on Oak street, in the
north division. Even on this critical day
too coolness which has characterized the
noted Nationalist from the opening of the in
vestigation remained with him. Although
tho jury had retired before be bad left his
law office under the shadow of the county
bu Jding, and he knew full well that his ar
ret t was inevitable before morning, he was
in bed and sound asleep when the deputies
arrived. They bad expected to find him
awaiting them and surrounded by his
frionds. Instead of this, his law clerk, Henry
Brown, and the domestics were the only
otter occupants of the bouse.
Smiled at the Warrant.
He responded with alacrity to tbe sum
mons and in a few minutes was up aad
dressed. He said nothing when the war
rant was read, but with a smile accompan
ied the officers to the carriage. Tbe party
was rapidly driven to the county jail, where
after the usual forms had been gone through
Sullivan was placed in a cell on tbe ground
floor, near where the Anarchists were incar
Two Arrests la New York.
Sew Tork, June 12. On information re
ceived here by Inspector Byrnes, from Chi
cae x. tbe inspector ordered the arrest vester-
day of John Marony and Charles McDonald,
for implication in the Cronin murder. They
are held to await orders from Chicago. In
spector Byrnes, jn an interview with a
United Press reporter, said: "The arrests
wars made on a dispatch from Chicago
signed by States Attorney Longenecker and
Chiiif of Police Hubbard. Iam awaitintr
instructions now." Tbe above information
was given by Inspector Byrnes without
reservation, but he deolinAd Amnh.tiMiltv
go i lto further particulars. He described
aiaroney as being a tine-loekuig man of ex
cell nt address, aad McDonald as one that a
person would not like to encounter on a dark
nigt t in a lonely locality.
Unknown Prisoner Taken In.
NswYork, June 12. A man about 40
yeais old, name unknown, was made a pris
onet at police headquarters last night, and
from the mystery surrounding the affair it
is ec lectured that the arrest is in connec
tion with the Cronin matter.
MaJ w A rmes Given Mighty Little Rope.
Wabhiwgto!? Citt, June 12. In pursu
ance of directions from the president Gen.
Schc field, the acting secretary of war, has
prescribed a radius of fifty miles from tbe
Dist) ict of Columbia as the limit within
which Cant. George A. Armes shall be con
fined for five years as part punishment for
h is iissault on Governor Beaver.
WASHINGTON ClTT. June 12. The nrasi.
dent yesterday appointed the following post
mastars among others: Ck H. Iteming ton.
Ban (-or, Mich.; G. W. Morrison, Portage,
ENGLAND AND THE CONFEDERACY.
Gladstone Refute nn Oft-Told Story R
Njhv York, June "12. Henry Clews, who
sotnn time ago sent a copy of his "Thirty
Years in Wall Street" to Gladstone at Lon
don, has received a letter from that gentle
man, from which the following is an extract
"E aving expressed my interest in tbe por
tion.1 of your work which I read on the day
of iti arrival, I think it would be less than
inge mous if I did not, after reading what
relates to the cabinet of Lord Paliuerston,
mak i some reference to it
Never Seriously Considered It.
"A How me to assure you that, so far as that
cabinet is concerned, you have been entirely
mishd in regard to matters of fact. Aa a
member of it, and now nearly its sole survive
ing member, I can state that it never at any
time dealt with the subject of recognising She1
sou ti tern states in your great civil war, ex
ceptingwhen it learned the proposition Of
the Emperor Napoleon III., and declined
to entertain that proposition without qualifi
catic n, hesitation, delay or dissent
No Foundation for the Charge.
"Li the debate which took place on Mr. Roe
buck's proposal far the negotiation, Lord
Rust all took no part, and could take none, as
he v -as a member of the house of lords. I
spok for the cabinet You will, I am sure,
be glad to learn that there is no foundation
for a charge, which, had It been true, might
have aided in keeping alive angry sentiments
happily gone by."
Talked About the Samoan Treaty.
WiJiniitOTOw ClTT, June 12, Tbe cabinet
meeting yesterday lasted for an hour. 8ea
re tares Proctor and Tracy and Attorney
General Miller were absent, but the depart
ment Of lustice Was mnhMntuI hp Hnlioitstr
Genet -al Chapman. Secretary Rusk has re-
wnwi i rum nisoonsin, and toe cabinet
meeting which be attended yesterday was
the f rst In several weeks. The Samoan
treat;' was tbe principal subject of discus
sion at the meeting.
Rioting in Belg-ipm.
r Br' IS8KL8, June 12. Anti-ministerial riots
occur -ed yesterday in the cities of Ghent and
Liege and similar demonstrations took place
here. The rioters cam mto collision with
tbe pt lice in numerous instances, and as a
result many were wounded
THE BOOK TBH&HP ATEGrTTB. WEDNESDAY JUNE 12, U539.
Responsible for the Terrible
Disaster at Johnstown.
THE DAM A MERE BANE OF MUD.
Built by an Utterly Incompetent Man,
Who Was No Engineer The State Takes
Bold of the Work of Clearing the De
bris, and Contractor Flynn Refuses to
Help A lady Missionary's Body Found
Nkw York, June 12. The Engineering
News has investigated the Johnstown dam and
learnod some facts not heretofore published.
In July, 18(52, the dam gave way, carrying
out 60,000 cubic yards of material. Con
gressman John Rielly bought tbe property in
May, 1875. In 1879 Mr. Rielly offered it to
the late CoL B. F. Ruff, an old and success
ful railroad and tunnel contractor, and the
originator of the South Fork Fishing mid
Hunting club, for (2,000.
CoL Ruff interested two other Pittsburg
gentlemen in the project and stated that the
dam could be reconstructed for not over
$1,500 and that he would take a contract to
do it for 11,700. On this basis the club was
organized and for some time these three gen
tlemen were the only persons in it None of
them are now connected with it The total
cost of rebuilding the dam was 117,000. Tbe
original dam was estimated to cost $188,000
and actually cost nearly $340,000.
The "Engineer" of the Dam.
CoL Ruff engaged as foreman and super
intendent for this work Edward Pierson, a
cousin of the present mayor of Allegheny
City. Mr. Pierson has never been an engin
eer, but after 1SS0 was employed in the local
freight department of the Pennsylvania rail
road at Pittsburg. Col. Ruff was called an
"engineer," but be not only was never an en
gineer, but he had never been engaged before
even as a contractor on water-world? or dam
construction. If he was ever so employed at
all it would apppear that it must have been
to an unimportant extent
In fact, it is learned on evidence that is
positive, direct, and unimpeachable that at
no time during the process of rebuilding the
dam was any engineer whatever.youngorold,
good or bad, engaged in or cousulted as to
the work, a fact which will be hailed by en
gineers everywhere with great satisfaction
as relieving them as a body from a heavy
burden of suspicion and reproach.
How It Was Reconstructed.
Information gathered from reliable sources
shows that the work of reconstruction was
done with slight care. The old material
which had caved in was left untouched. Tbe
old pipes and culvert, which still remained in
a somewhat injured condition, were covered
over with earth and permanently closed, a
double row of hemlock plank-sheet piling
being driven across the old channel Leak
ing during tbe process was great, and some
tons of hay and straw were filled in to stop
it Tbe dam was finally made fairly tight,
but always leaked at the bottom, and of late
years tbe leakage has been increasing.
Never Properly Inspected.
The Engineering News says it has investi
gated carefully the various specific reports
that the dam was occasionally inspected by
engineers, but finds no evidence that it was
ever inspected and approved even once by
any engineer commissioned for that purpose,
who by any stretch of charity would be re
garded as an expert The report that certain
Pennsylvania railroad engineers regularly
inspected the dam is denied by a number of
officers who should know.
EMBARRASSING THE WORK.
Gen. Hasting Takes Hold and Booth and
Flynn Drop Out.
Johnstown, Pa., June 12. Saturday last
over 7,000 workmen were here. Yesterday
.here were less than 2,000. Nearly all the
volunteer workmen, the men who really ren
dered tbe best services while here, are gone.
The McKeesport Tube works men were the
last to leave. These men were about the
most intelligent, willing, and most indus
trious here, but they complained of the food
and went nway earlier than they intended on
Yesterday tbe workmen employed by
Booth & Flynn, who have been the main
stay of Chairman Scott, served notice on
Gen. Hastings that they would not accept his
terms. They were receiving $2 a day and
furnished with rations and quarters. Gen.
Hastings proposes to pay only ft 50 without
rations or quarters. Even this rate is in ex
cess of the pay of laborers at tbe Cambria
Iron works, who receive only $1. 10 a day,
but Booth & Flynn's men say they can live
better at the lower rate at their homes.
Flynn Refuses to Help.
The trouble culminated late last night
when William Flynn, of Booth & Flynn, who
secured nearly 4.000 men to work in the ruins
around the town, had a long consultation
with Gen, Hastings, who told him that Ryan
& McDonald had tbe contract Mr. McDon
ald was introduced to Mr. Flynn, and asked
him to get him 2.000 men and to work the
the contract with him. Mr. Flynn indig
nantly refused to do so, and unless the gov
ernor fields and makes some concessions it
is believed that all the Booth & Flynn men
will leave Johnstown. That will leave Gen.
Hastings and Johnstown worse off than has
What Hastings Relics I'pon.
A very grave responsibility faces Gen.
Hastings, who assumed supreme command of
things here after 12 o'clock last night He
reaUces it, and frankly says that he does not
expect to begin with more than BOO men. He
will have to rely on sub-contractors, who be
expect will. come along later to help him out
But what is wanted here now is not 300 men
for thirty days, but 5,000 or 10,000 for four
days. It will not do to allow this work to
fritter along with 300 or 600 men pull lag at
it Every day that passes now only adds to
the gravity of the situation.
Tbe Drift Not on Fire.
The statement that the bridge drift bad
been set on fire was a mistake arising from
the fact that a large number of piles of de
bris were fired Monday night
A Young Lady Missionary's Fate.
Yesterday afternoon the body of Miss C.
A. Cbristman, tbe foreign missionary from
New Orleans who was on the fated day ex
press wben the flood swept it from the track,
was found. On her person was found a
draft for $275, a valuable gold watch, and a
small amount of money. Her body was em
balmed and placed in a handsome casket by
E. B. Gosline, superintendent of the Fotfrth
ward morgue, to await the disposition of
friends. Telegrams were sent tbe cashier of
the Nashville bank.
Tho Corpses Horribly Putrid.
Thirty-eight bodies were recovered yester
day, ail of them being in an advances stage
of decomposition. Ia one or two ins tan ess
maggots were at work on them, and the flesh
S'as so soft that extreme care was necessary
lest the limb be torn from tbe trunks.
Supplies in Abundance.
T. J. Oliver, of Philadelphia, r presents
the Pennsy vania Grocers' association and is
in charge of tbe storehouse established in the
German Catholic church. Twenty car-loads
of provisions and clothing were unloaded
there yesterday. "There can be no further
scarcity of supplies," said Mr. Oliver.
"Enough clothing ia arriving in Johnstown
to supply the city for twenty years."
Didn't Brins; tho Money Back.
Chicago, June 12. Comptroller Onaban
denies the statement printed in these dis
patches yesterday that the Chicago commit
tee to Pittsburg had brought their $17,000
heme again. He says tbe money was left at
Pittsburg, and the committee was entirely
satisfied with tbe way the work was being
done. All outside money will, now that the
state has taken hold, be applied to tbe re
lief of the destitute direct
FATAL STORM IN BROOKLYN.
Two Person Killed la a Wracked Build
lng Work of tho Lightning.
Nrw York. June 12. A lively wind and
thunder storm visited New York and Brook
lyn about 5 o'clock last evening. The light
ning struck in several places, but the only
serious damage done was by the blowing
down of a building in course of erection at
Evergreen and Cooper avenues, Brooklyn.
Six workmen were buried in the ruins, two
being killed and ths others badly injured.
Tbe dead are: Henry Doscher, aged 10, son
of the builder, and Frank Masteno, an Italian.
Another young son of the builder was among
the four persons injured.
Church Burned by lightning.
The lightning struck and set fire to Bt
James cathedral, at Jay and Chapel streets,
Brooklyn, and tbe interior of the building
was burned out Tbe structure was over 60
years old. The priests by great exertion
saved the records of marriages, births, etc,
covering that period. It may cost $75,000 to
repair the cathedral
Fatal Explosion of Gas.
Brooklyn, June 13. Bertha Mann, a do
mestic, was fatally burned Monday night by
the explosion of gas at 597 Manhattan ave
nue. The building, a three-story frame
structure, was partly demolished and its oc
cupants thrown heavily to the ground. Miss
Mann sustained horrible injuries, her cloth
ing being burned off her body, and her hands
and face swollen to almost twice their nat
ural size by the flames.
Killed by a Stroke ol Lightning,
Newark, N. J., June 12. Herman Matis,
aged 45 years, was killed by a stroke of
lightning last evening whtle at work in Sol
omon's lath factory. Five other workmen
received painful shocks, but will recover.
A Factory Struck by Lightning.
Newark, N. J., June 13. The Collender
Insulating factory at Harrison was struck
by lightning at 5:30 o'clock yesterday after
noon. The building then took fire and was
damaged to the extent of $50,000.
A Canal Bank Gives Way.
Holtokk, Mass., June 12. One of tbe
canal banks gave way last night undermin
ing the foundations of the Cabot mills, which
collapsed, causing aloes of $100,000.
LEONARD SWETT BURIED.
His Funeral Attended by Many Promi
nent Lawyers and Others.
Chicago, June 12. Two hundred or more
of his late brothers in the profession did honor
to the memory of the late Leonard Swett
yesterday afternoon. The funeral services
were held at the Third Presbyterian church,
on Ashland and Ogden avenues. From the
house, which is directly across from tbe
church, the casket containing the remains
was carried by the following paU-bearers:
Judge Richard a TuthilL Judge GrinnelL
John J. Herrick, Henry Bishop, E. 8. Bot
tum, P. S. Grosscup, and Mayor Cregier.
The pall-bearers carried the casket to the
front of the platform, where they deposited it
beneath tbe altar, and then loving bands al
most covered the casket with beautiful flow
ers. At 2 o'clock a distinguished party of
mourners arrived. They were Governor
Fifer, Senator Cullom, Chief Justice Fuller;
George Davis, son of the late David Davis;
ex-Chief Justice Scott, of the state supreme
court; Henry G. Dow, and others. These
were followed by a number of members of
the Chicago bar. At the church the Rev.
Dr. Withrow conducted the funeral ceremo
nies and afterward Rev. Dr. Thomas deliv
ered a brief but eloquent eulogy on tbe dead.
The interment took place at Rose HilL
A Characteristic Southern Item.
Mariana, Fla., June 12. Saturday night
a party of about twenty-five white men went
to the house of Noah Whitehurst, a negro
living twenty -five miles east of this place,
and calling him to the door fired on him. He
then ran out of the house, and when about
300 yards off was shot dead, not less than ten
Winchester rifle balls striking him in differ
ent places. The mob then proceeded to the
house of Ike Robinson, a negro living near
by, and not finding him at home burned his
house to the ground. The men were not dis
guised, but were unknown to any one who
saw them, and the supposition is that they
were from across tbe Alabama liqp. No
cause is known for their conduct
Meeting of the Millers.
Milwaukee, June 12. Spring wheat mill
ers from all parts of the country took the
Plankington house by storm yesterday, the
event being the annual convention of the
National Millers' association. Separate meet
ing places were provided for the two
branches and the meetings wore called to or
der at noon. The most important matter to
be considered is the questicn of limiting pro
duction. Tbe establishment of minimum
prices, methods of sale and rates of commis
sion are other matters that will be consid
ered. Delegates will be chosen to the Inter
national Congress of Millers to be held at
Paris in August
The Work or the Racers.
New York, June 12. At tbe Jerome park
course yesterday the winning horses were:
Volunteer, 1,400 yards, 1:22; Devotee, J4
mile, l:19i; Reporter, 13-16 niUes, 2.-04&;
Orator, mile, 1:17; Sluggard, 1 miles,
2:00; Miss Thomas, 1 mile, 1:50; Biggonette,
1 1 -lti miles, 1:53.
Chicago, June 12. The track at tbe West
Side races yesterday was better, but there
was little improvement in the time. The
winners were as follows: Red Light,
mile, l:lbH; Bootjack, mile, 1:29; Ruth,
fi mile, l:2Si; St Albans, mile, ldS;
Litbert, mile, 1:47.
St. Louis, June 12. At the races here
yesterday the stakes weie captured as fol
lows: Irene, 1 mile, 1:48)'; Girondes, mile
and 70 yards, 1:52; El Rio Roy, J mile,
1:22, Lakeview, mile, 1:18; Marchma,
i miles, 2:00.
Let 'Em Stick to This.
Lansinq, Mich., June 12. The senate yes
terday passed a resolution for final adioum-
ment June 25. Tbe bouse will concur. The
bouse passed a bill which sets a Dart the mid
dle grounds between Moisan island, in Sag
inaw bay, and the mainland as public shoot-
I 1 l : . ...
ui uu lusuing gruuuus. a resolution ap
Droonatimr 1 10.000 for the Jnhmtnwn nf.
fsrers was introduced in the senate, but it
was reierred to the judiciary committee on
the ground that the constitution would not
permit uie legislature 10 extend aid outside
Another "Lino of Duty" Ci
Washington Citt, June 14 The name
of William H. Robinson, Company A, Fifth
regiment Michigan Volunteers, was placed
on the pension roll yesterday by order of As
sistant Secretary Bussey. Robinson lost a
thumb by the accidental discharge of a pistol
he was carrying. His claim for pension was
rejected by the commissioner of pensions on
the ground that a pistol was no part of an
infantryman's equipment Tbe testimony in
the case showed that the officers allowed tho
soldiers of this regunent to carry revolvers
of their own.
Verdict on tho Hamilton Horror.
Hamilton, Ont, June 12. The inquest
into the railroad accident at Junction Cut on
April 28 last was concluded Monday night.
Tbe jury gave it as their opinion that the ac
cident was caused by the breaking of a
flange of tbe leading wheel of the engine
truck, which caused the train to leave the
track, and that the rate of speed at which
the train was running had a great deal to do
with the cause of the accident They made
no specific charge against the railway.
Only Differ on Minor Points.
London, June 12. Tbe Post's Berlin spe
cial says that the delay in the ratification of
the Samoan agreement by the government
at Washington is not caused by differences
upon serious points, but solely upon minor
details. There is oomplete accord upon the
chief principles as settled in tbe agreement,
and tbe American members of the confer
ence express themselves m entirely confident
that the United States senate will ratify the
treaty based upon it
at BoowS Ballot BUL
Hartford, Conn., June 12. Ths house
yesterday amended the secret ballot bill ve
toed by the governor, by restricting its oper
ations to stats and presidential elections. Aa
so amended it was pimi by a large major
ity. An amendment requiring the pouting
of names according to nolitios was fllecteaV
8$ to 102,
SPRING HAS COME !
"and with it
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For Sale By
A California Recorder's Test of
RESULTS IN AN AFFECTING SCENE.
A Little Child Called Upon to Irove Its
Mother's Words Settles the Case in a
Manner That Makes Strong Men Weep
Emma Bond, tho Victim of tho Taylors
vllle, Ills., Outrage, Married to a Kan
Fresno, CaL, June 12 .Recorder Price's
court was tbe scene recently of an affecting
incident in tbe trial of Duliss Cbrisman for
assault on his brother William. The brothers
had quarreled over William's desertiou of his
wife. William claimed he wasn't married to
the woman, although be bad had two chil
dren by her, because she was divorced, and
they were both Roman Catholics. He testified
that she kept a disorderly house in San Fran
cisco, and wasn't a fit custodian for her chil
dren. The woman wept and eagerly besought
the Judge not to believe his statements, say
ing: "I have raised my children as they
should be brought up."
Put to a Conclusive Test.
"Well," said his honor, Til test it mad
me," and he turned to the little girl, not
more than 3 years old, who was clinging to
her mother, and said: " u say your pray
ers." Then ensued a most touching; scene.
The little girl climbed from her chair, knelt
on the Boor with policeman, judge and her
father and mother around her, and folding
her tiny bands and lifting her eyes to heaven
she made the grandest defense of a mother's
word possible. Slowly, but distinctly, this
child, born with tbe stem of shame upon
ner, and discarded by her father, lisped in
childish accents tbe Lord's Prayer.
The Mother Sustained.
As she proceeded, utterly oblivious of her
surroundings, rough men who had not beard
a prayer for years bowed their heads and
many wept Then the childish voice ended
with "God bless papa, mamma, and Uncle
The case was settled, and had William
Cbrisman sworn to a thousand oaths that his
wife was bad he would have been disbelieved.
It was several minutes before any one spoke,
and then the recorder fined the two brotbers
Uieach and dismissed court
EMMA BOND'S MARRIAGE.
The Atrociously Abused Illinois Girl
Nevada, Ma, June 12. A romantic finale
to an awful crime developed here yesterday.
In 1M& tbe country was startled by the ter
rible treatment received by Miss Emma
Bond, an Illinois school teacher, at the bands
of a gang of ruffians in a scboolhouss near
Taylorvilie, Ills. The girl was an invalid for
several years, and her case won the sympathy
of the whole people. About a year a?o while
visiting friends here she met C E. Justus, a
wool merchant of Ilepler, Kan.
So They Were Married.
They fell in love with each other and met
by appointment in St Louis last October
and were secretly niarrie.l at the First Chris
tian church. Miss Bond returned to her
home near Taylorvdie and remained there
untd this weok, n lien she announced her
marriage to her family and left to join her
husband, who met her in St Louis. They
arrived here yesterday an went to Kansas
rmcoo. June 1L
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
as follows: Wheat No. 2 June, opened T9"-4C
closed "Wiei July, opened 75fcjc, closed 756c;
September, opened 7.oc. closed 7c. Corn
No. t July, opened 34c. closed 84J4-Hu; An
gust, opennd 3Stc. clo d 84ic; September,
ODened 35c. clnsml n.i.v.
July, opened S.'Uc. closed SJl-Hc; Septem.
her, opened closed g-v4o. Pork
Ju y, opened 811.73, closed $11.72H; Auirast,
opened S11.7&. closed S ll.tft Sntonlu.r
fU.VU. ckroJ $U.8TV 1-anl July, opened
Lire Rtnrk Th Pni.tr. av a
- jniuri ITNJri
tLe iuliowiniT nrlew Hncra-M.s-b-.t-
active and linn, with prices 6&10c higher;
uKui. aranes, rt.v&4.03; rough packing,
KtlK mixed lots. 4.iJ4.rw; heavy packing
and shipping lots. &4.352.4.6H. PattlM....-
ket slow, native beeves, $3.u34.60; cows
anu mizea, iuiuttf&3&; stackers and feeders,
J2.3&aa.65; Texas steers, lower, 82.1133..
Sheep Strong: native muttons, $3.4034 a
Texans, $3.1Ul.-6; lambs. tl.6u3.S per head.
i-rvuuco: sutler cancy Klgin creamery. M
w p .v, uries in une, iuguc: ro.l Dutter
Sc. Em-Strictlv fresh. 12n
try-Live chickens, 94c per lb; roosters.
, nuum uucjl. e0so. fotatoes
Choice Burbanks, 45c per bu: Heautv of He
bron, 3rtfcioo; mixed lots. -U&. sweet potatoes.
tl.752.uu per bbL Apples-Choh: i greenings,
J3.auaa.75 per bbh poor lots, T5ai1.0U. Straw-berries-$lJ5a:.Gu
per M-qt case.
Nrw Tork, June 1L
Wheat-Quiet: No. 8 red state cash,
sc; No. red winter June, 81960: do July
c: do August, assio. Corn-Steady; No. 2
mixed cash. 43 do Jun-, 41fc do July. 41Ho;
Augu 48c. Oats-Pull; No. X white;
m;No. mixed June, 2so; do July ano
bid; do August, )$a Rye-Dull. Barley
-Nominal. Pork-Dull; new mesa. S13JH
ftiaJU. Lard-Easier; July. as.W; August.
Live stock: Cattle Wo trading; dressed
beef duU and weak; aides, 37M cents V lb.
Sheep and lambs-Doll and easier for both
ahsep and lambs: common to good sheep, $4.00
4J0 f) loo lbs; common to good lambs, $6 SuA
6.00. Hogs No trading in live hogs; nominal
The Weather We May Expeet,
Washimqtow Citt, June 12.-Tbe indica
tions for thirty-six hours from 8 p. m. Tester
day are as follows: For Indiana and Illinois
Fair, warmer weather; southerly winds. Fot
Michigan and Wisconsin-Fair, slightly warm,
r, except in upper Michigan and upper Wis
consin light rain and slightly cooler weathen
variable winas. For Iowa-Fair, Warmer
weather; westerly winds.
Hay Upland prairie, $8.00.
Hay Ttinstny new $78.00.
Hay-Wild, o5.0ua$Ju. -Rye
oosi-oaft iu i asta ss.oo
Cor Woo--OsJl ai.K ; Hickory, $S.
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- F. COBDES,
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
W. B. BARKER.
has purchased the well-known
Fourth Ave. and Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the custom of hia predecessor
He will make a great effort to perpetuate the good name of tl,is
Old Established Grocery
that it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the best oo.Js
AT TOE LOWEST PRICES.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
For Stoves and Refrigerators.
J. B. ZIMMER
Star Block, - 0pp. Harper House,
IS RECEIVING DAILY IIIS 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 PRICES ARTS LOW.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
"Anne lot of Children's Carriages cheap. It will pay you to call before imrtbicng.
No. 1006 Third Avenne.
A. J. SMITH & SOU,
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127 West Third St.,
with new pieces of-
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravies, Etc., Convenient
for NURSES with boiling water a delicious BEEF TEA
is instantly provided. INVALIDS will find it appetizing
giving tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. Guaranteed to
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opp. Masonic Temple,