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The Iola Register
CHAS F. SCOTT, Publisher.
Summary of the Dally News.
The President and Secretary WIndom
were in conference on tbe 3d and decided
that there were no funds in the treasury
which could be used to aid the Johnstown
sufferers. A fund In the treasury can only
be used in case of epidemic disease.
Later there -was a conference between
Secretary Windom and Messrs. Batch
elder, Cadwallader and Biddle, of tbe
Philadelphia mint, in regard to the emi
grant fund in the custody of that city, but
it was found that that fund could not be
..Justice Ghat, of tbe United States
Supreme Court and Miss Jeannette Mat
thews, daughter of the late Justice Mat
thews, were married at Washington on
the 4th. A large number of distinguished
guests witnessed tbe ceremony.
Tbe President has made the following
appointments: Charles Price, of South
Carolina, to be United States Attorney for
the Western district of North Carolina; H.
Q Mies, of Mississippi, to be United States
Attorney for the Northern district of Mis
sissippi; John Viznaux, of Louisiana, to
be United States Marshal of tbe Western
district of Louisiana.
Acting Land Commissioner Stone pro
poses to abolish the board of review and
tbe contest division in the General Land
offices as soon as possible.
The Solicitor of the Treasury has de
cided that under the Alien Contract Labor
law foreign professors can not be permit
ted to take positions in American institu
tions. The case came up on the question
whether the" Reman Catholic University
at Washington could secure professors
John A. Reeve has been appointed
special inspector of customs at the port
of Chicago.
The President has appointed Emma
Clayton, daughter of Colonel Clayton, as
sassinated in Arkansas last winter, post
mistress at Pine Bluff, Ark.
The President is reported as saying that
while he was opposed to an extra session
he thought the sentiment of the party
leaders was so strongly in its favor that
he might And it advisable to yield to that
opinion and call a session in October.
The resignation of John IL Oberly,
Commissioner of Indian Affairs, will take
effect July L
Colonel J. C Kelton has been ap
pointed by the President Adjutant-General
of the army to succeed General Drum,
retired. He was born in Pennsylvania
in 1828 and is a graduate of West Point.
James H. Stone, editor of the Detroit
Tribune, has been appointed internal rev
enue collector for the First district of
Michigan. He was removed from the t
place by President Cleveland.
The officials or the Cambria iron works
have posted a notice to the effect that
their works would be rebuilt at once.
Dohektt & Wadsworth's silk mills at
Paterson, N. J., were destroyed by fire the
other ni;ht. Loss. $75,000.
The mayor of Williamsport, Pa.,, has
issued an appeal for help. Hundreds
have been rendered destitute by the re
cent flood.
It is understood that the New York
Stock Exchange has leased both tbe Gold
and Stock and Commercial Companies'
wires and instruments for its own use.
At the meeting of the National Brewers'
Association at Niagara Falls a resolution
to contribute $10,000 to the Johnstown suf
ferers was passed unanimously.
D. H. Goodall, Republican, has been
elected Governor of New Hampshire by
the joint assembly, no candidate having
received a majority in the popular elec
tion. A messenger from Phillipsburg, Center
County, Pa., brought news to Philadel
phia on the 6th that the flood had inflicted
terrible destitution. 300 lives being lost
The New York Sun sayg that A. Swan
Brown, a merchant well known in the dry
goods trade, has gone to London to at
tempt to arrange a syndicate for the pur
chase of the leading retail dry goods
stores of New York and other leading
American cities. The plan is similar to
that on which the breweries are being
A young lad named Eddie Fisher, whose
mother and five brothers and sisters had
lost their lives in the flood at Johnstown
committed suicide while in a fit of despon
dency by hurling himself from the top of
a building.
The Cambria iron works, the second
largest in tbe United States, were sup
posed to be injured to tbe extent of $3,000,
000, but a careful examination demon
strates that the real extent will not ex
ceed $300,000.
At the meeting of the American Homo
Missionary Society at Saratoga. N. Y., it
was decided to admit the Southern white
churches to fellowship. Tbe $G3,000 ap
propriation was restored.
Sixty spinners, 200 assistants and others
have resumed work in the Clark 'ID. N. T."
mills at Kearney, N. J., and the two
months' strike is at an end.
The Commercial-Advertiser says a deal
is being arranged between the County
Democrats and the Republicans with a
view of increasing the strength of the
Republicans in tbe Legislature and
ousting Tammany from the control of New
Amost disheartening feature at Johns
town was the registration of the survivors
of the disastrous flood. On the 6th only
some 18,000 persons had registered out of
a total population of the valley cumber
ing 45,000. Tbe very worst estimates of
the loss of life seemed to be confirmed.
E. J. Hagan, the aeronaut of Jackson,
Mich., had a narrow escape from death at
Auburn, N. x., recently owing to his
parachute failing to work. He fell 2,500
feet, when the parachute partially opened
and somewhat broke the fall. He was
brdly injured.
The Governor of Connecticut has vetoed
the bill providing for a secret ballot
Air earthquake shock was felt at New
Bedford, Mass., on the 7th, but no damage
was done.
At South Fork dam the community was
in a wild state of excitement as a result of
the flood. The blame of tbe entire affair
has been placed upon the South Fork
Hunting and Fishing Club, and so angry
tvere some of the people that trouble was
feared for W. S. Boyer, superintendent of
arrangements on the lake.
The Pennsylvania road resumed the
running of through passenger trains on
the 7th for the first time since the Johns
town disaster. The route is Very rounda
bout Mrs. Charles Francis Adams, mother
of Hon. Charles Francis Adams, president
of the Union Pacific, died at Quiucy,
Mass , on the 7th, aged eighty-one.
JosErn W. Arnold, a wealthy farmer
who resided two miles from Springfield,
111., was shot and killed the other day by
his wife, as the result of a domestic quar
rel. Mrs. Arnold is in jaiL
ALL the coal mines about Braidwood,
lit., have been closed indefinitely, and the
striking miners are out of work for good.
The movement to unite the various
branches of railway employes progressed
so far at Chicago as to combine the fire
men, brakemen and switchmen into one
It transpires that the skiff that waa
missed from Chicago about the time of
the disappearance of the murdered Dr.
Cronin was picked np by the tug West
and towed into Racine, Wis., three day
after tbe occurrence. It contained two
paddles and a man'ri kid gloves.
The first council with tbe Sioux Indiana
of. Dakota waa held at the Rosebud agency
on the 81. Ex-Governor Foster spoke on
behalf of the commission. The council
.was expected to last a long time.
Police Captain Schaack ha been sus
pended from duty at Chicago for alleged
dereliction of duty in tbe Cronin case.
A private cablegram received at 8an
Francisco by a Chinese firm reports that a
hurricane at Hong Kong has caused a loss
of 10,000 lives and great damage to prop
erty. Judge Sullivan, of the Superior Court
San Francisco, has rendered a decision
setting July 15 as the date for hearing of
Sarah Althea Hill's motion for the ap
pointment of a receiver for the Sharon
The first election by ballot at Guthrie,
L T., occurred on tbe 4th. D. B. Dyer
was elected mayor over A V. Alexander
by about 400 majority. The number of
votes registered was 2.346.
The San Francisco Chronicle saya that
Tascott the murderer of Millionaire Snell,
at Chicago, is now in China.
The wife of General Lew Wallace was
not lost in the Johnstown disaster as had
been reported.
There was much fear at Council Bluffs
for several days lest Congressman Reed,
of Iowa, had been lost in the Johnstown
disaster, as he was due to leave n ashing
ton early the fatal day. ,
Section Foreman Smith waa killed and
two of bis hands fatally injured near
Albuquerque, N. M., recently by being
struck by a work train.
J. D. Gamble, of Knoxville, has been
elected grand master of the Iowa Masons.
BURRILL, the operator at Silver City,
eighteen miles from Helena, Mont, was
killed, and F. C Frost, the Montana Cen
tral agent probably fatally wounded by
robbers tbe other night A posse overtook
the robbers next day. They refused to
surrender and fired upon the posse. The
fire was returned and both robbers were
Winners at the St Louis races on the
5th were St Leger, Hindoocraft Terra
Cotta, Ronmin, Stoney and Montgomery.
The gold medal prize in the Italian class
of the Chicago Musical College has been
awarded to Mrs. Nina Van Zandt, widow
of the Anarchist August Spies.
At the Iowa State convention of the
Iowa Irish National League, Hon. John A.
Farren, in a speech, said that when the
Cronin murder had been sifted to the bot
tom it would be found that it was done by
an Irishman paid by English gold.
The St James Hotel at Stevens Point
Wis., was burned the other night, involv
ing the loss of three of the employes two
girls and the clerk.
An Indian runner has arrived at Fort
Pierre, Dak., direct from Rosebud agency
with word that the Indinns at the agency
had commenced to sign the treaty, and
that tbe commission would get tbem all.
Quite a number of relics of the Johns
town disaster have been found near Ports
mouth, O.
A ?otorious negro horse-thief named
Walker was corralled recently thirty miles
west of Paul's Valley in the Chickasaw
Nation. Iu attempting his capture Dep
uty Marshal Williams was killed. Walker
was immediately shot dead by the other
The International Indian Council at
Purcell, L T., adjourned on the Cth after a
four days' session. Considerable indiffer
ence was manifested, the convention being
entirely ignored by the Semiuoles, Choc
taws and Chickasaws.
Assinaboine Indians from British
Columbia are reported to be on their way
to the Crow reservations in Montana on a
horse stealing expedition. A company of
cavalry has started after them.
The "fire at Seattle. Wash. T.. on the 6th
was found to be more destructive of prop
erty than ns first reported. The place
was said to be nothing but a smoking ruin
and the damage was estimated at $3),000,
000. Much destitution was occasioned and
the Governor cf Oregon issued an appeal
for help.
Forest fires are raging again to the
north of Dulutb. Minn., all through the
Vermillion iron range, and great loss is
expected. The train from Ely was stopped
by fires several times, once by a huge
burning tree that bad fallen across tbe
General Casey, chief of engineers, has
sent to Lieutenant Carter, in charge of the
river and harbor improvements at Savan
nah, Charleston and Jacksonville, a Wash
ington newspaper article in which nn
appropriation of Government funds is
charged as a result of corrupt combina
tion between Lieutenant Carter and the
contractors. The latter will be called up
ou to explain.
A dispatch from Little Rock. Ark,
says: Deputy United States Marshal
Faulkenburg has arrived here from Pike
County having in charge H. Faulkner and
J. M. Horton, two of the most noted
moonshiners in tun S:ate and lealers of a
notorious gang of desperadoes. A num
ber of unsuccessful efforts have been
made and many lives lost in the attempt
to capture this gang. Ihe still bouse was
found in first class order with a capacity
of 130 gallons per day. Nearly 2,000 gal
lons of rna'h and a quantity of whisky
were also captured.
TriE damage about Hirrisburg, Va.. by
the floods was estimated to be be over $500,
000. A special from Paris, Tex., says a cy
clone swept through Lamar County, do
ing great damage to crops, leveling fences,
unroofing houses and barns and injuring a
number of people.
Fire in Blloxi, Miss., the othernight de
stroyed twenty-five stores, causinga total
loss of 75.000, on which the insurance was
only $15,001
An earthquake was felt in Tennessee on
tbe evening of the 5th.
Sixty buildings, mostly 'the houses of
colored people, burned at Jacksonville,
Fla., the other morning. Loss. $200,000;
insurance light
In the graduating class of the Annapolis
Naval Academy Robert Hocker, of Min
nesota, was first; Creighton Churchill, of
Missouri, nineteenth; Herbert L. Draper,
of Kansas, twenty-seventh; Samuel P.
Edmunds, of Missouri, thirtieth, and
James G. Ballinger, of Kansas, thirty
sixth. The south-bound lightning express
train on the Alabama Great Southern
about one and a half miles north of Carth
age ran into a burning trestle, known as
the Gravel Pit trestle, and was wrecked.
Tbe fireman jumped from tbe engine.
Seventy feet of the trestle was consumed;
also tbe engine, mail car and baggage car.
No one was hurt
J. and H. Taylor, railway supply mer
chants of Montreal, Can., have failed with
100,000 liabilities and $4'J,000 assets.
The general freight agents of tbe
Northwestern division of the Western
Freight Association have succeeded in re
storing paace. The rupture was caused by
a cut of tho "Soo" line.
The aeronaut. Young, made a balloon
ascension at Alexandra Palace, London,
the other afternoon and dropped in a par
achute. To the horror of the spectators
the parachute failed to fill and Young fell
with frightful rapidity. Strange to relate,
although he was seriously injured and
his right arm was broken, he escaped
with his life.
Eighteen miners at Essen, Germany,
who were recently oa a strike, have been
sentenced to imprisonment for terms
ranging irotnoneto six montbs lor riot-
There are fears that the British eteaBa
ahip. Danish Prince, Captain Potts, whtefc
sailed from Swansea May 28 for Montreal
has foundered. Tue coast guards at
Skibbereen, Ireland, have picked up tha
log book of the steamer, the latest entry
la which was made in May.
Instructions have been sent to Halifax
to release tha captured schooner, Mattie
Winshlp, upon Consul Phelan giving
security for her release.
At tbe Inquest in Liverpool into tha
death of Mr. Maybrick, who is supposed
to have been poisoned by his wife, Dr.
Hopper stated that Mrs. Maybrick had
expressed to him repugnance towards her
husband and wished that ahe could obtain
a separation from him.
Navigation in Chesapeake bay was re
ported badly obstructed by the immense
quantity of logs and lumber and other
drift material through which vessels can
pass only after great delay and with ex
treme care. At night navigation is not
practic&ole. Several steamers belonging
to bay and river linea were compelled to
abandon their trips.
Tax Municipal Council of Paris, France, 1
has donated 5,000 franca to tbe Johnstown
The Municipal Council of Dublin has
adopted resolutions of sympathy for the
Johnstown flood sufferers.
Donovan won the English Derby. Miguel
ran second and Eldorado third.
Hon. Hamilton Grat, Supreme Justice
of British Columbia, is dead.
Considerable money has been raised
in England for the relief of the Johnstown
There was a severe storm in the Gulf
of St Lawrence on the night of the 4th.
Several schooners and one steamer at
least were ashore.
Missionary letters say that the Mahdists
have made Western Abyssinia a desert
Thousands of Christians have been thrown
into slavery and thousands of others have
been butchered.
The Rock Island annual report shows a
deficit of 4974.234.22.
A cable special from London says:
"Great consternation was caused in tbe
West Cornwall region by the news of the
Johnstown disaster as quite a colony of
Cornish people had settled around Johns
town. One man whose sister and six
children lived there and who ha d himself
only recently returned from America fell
dead upon suddenly hearing of the catas
trophe." The National wbito lead tiust has suc
ceeded in purchasing the plant of tho
Collier and the Southern White Lead com
panies for $4,500,000. This is a great vic
tory for the Standard Oil people, as tbey
now control absolutely tbe output of
white lead in America.
The dock laborers at many ports in
Great Britain have joined the strike of
the steamship firemen and seamen.
Disastrous floods are reported from
different parts of Bavaria with considera
ble destruction of property. Tbe crops
are ruined in many sections.
The cotton mills in Offenburg, Baden,
were destroyed by fire the other day, in
volving a loss of 300,004 marks. Several
workmen were killed.
The switchmen, brakemen and firemen
have fonm-d a federation under tbe name
of United Order of Railway Employes.
The Kurds still continue unchecked
their honible barbarities in Armenia.
Almost daily repjrts come of the roasting
and outraging of victims.
The official text of the terms agreed
upon by the banioan conference nave
been announced at Berlin. The island is
to have an independent government,
Malietao is to be recognized as King, sub
ject to an election by the people, and the
United States is ceded the right to estab
lish a port at Pago Pago.
News from Samoa to May 28 reported
every thing quiet
Engineer Bouhke, of the British war
ship Calliope, the only ship which escaped
from Apia during tho terrible March
storm, has been promoted to be fleot en
g.neer by the British as a reward.
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended June 6 numbered 225,
compared with 215 the previous week and
235 the corresponding week of last year.
Germany threatens to restrict frontier
Intercourse with Switzerland unless the
official) concerned in the affair of the
German police inspector, Wohlgemuth,
are reproved.
Australia is taking steps to take its
mails from the United States railroads
and sond them by the Canadian Pacific.
A dispatch from Morocco says that tho
rebellion of tribesmen is spreading. They
have captured Priucd Hamid, the heir to
the throue, and killed several membors of
his escort. This outrage has incensed the
Sultan of Morocco, and he is raising an
army to crush the rebels.
Quite a violent shock of earthquake oc
curred iu Northern France on the 7th.
Much damage was done but no lives were
Clearing house returns for the week
ended June 8 showed an average increase
of 2S.1 compared with the corresponding
week of last year. Iu New York the in
crease was 40.5.
It Is reported in St Petersburg that
during the Shah's visit there a secret
treaty was made between Russia and
Persia for the temporary annexation of
Northern Persia to Russia in certain
The statue of Bruno was unvalled in
Rome on the 9th with imposing cere
monies. Deputy Bovio eulogized the
memory of the martyr.
Leonard Swett. the well-known Chi
cago lawyer, died suddenly on the after
noon of the 8th.
The eight-hour committee of the Trade
and Labor Assembly of Chicago has de
cidod to make the short workday demon
stration on the Fourth of July.
colonel John D. Miles has declined
his appointment as one of the Cherokee
It is estimated that 400 natives were
killed in the recent fight at Saadani, near
Zanzibar. The bulk of tbe property de
stroyed belonged to British East Indiana
John D. Hyer, of Pennsylvanian. has
been promoted to be a principal examiner
In the Pension Office, Vice John A. Golds
boro resigned.
Chief Engineer Arthur denies tbe ac
curacy of the report that he had declared
that he would never approve another
strike. It is said if tbe engineers' de
mand for short runs and hours is not
acceded to a strike general in New En
gland will result
John Crane, a workman in the slaugh
ter house at 640 West Fortieth street New
York, fell down an elevator shaft recently
and was killed. His wife Minnie, on hear
ing of his death, jumped from a window
of her room in the third story of tbe tene
ment at 410 Tenth avenue, and was fatal
ly injured.
Jaceo Walker, a local boatman, with
Frank Davies, a friend, were out on the
river some distance above the Niagara
falls, when they lo3t control of the boat
and it was swept over the falls. The
bodies of the men were not recovered.
It is stated on good authority that Gay
lord Beach, general manager of the Bee
Lins, has resigned and. V. T. Malott, re
ceiver of the Chicago & Atlantic, has ap
pointed him general manager of that line.
A storm swept through Arkansas City,
Ark., on the night of the 8:h. Kate
Walton, aged fifteen, and her sister aged
nine, were killed and their mother and
another one of the family seriously in
Margaret Carroll, aged twenty-two,
Maria Thomas, aged thirty-one and
Maggie Thomas, aged two years, were
drowned in the Monongahela river, Pitts
burgh, Pa., on the 9 h. The party, in
company with two men, who were' in-
toxicated. were crossing the river in a
skiff, which waa npse
IteglBtratioii Reduces the Sappoaed
Number of Johnstown Victims.
Governor Beaver Objects to the Relief
Funds Being Used Up In State Work
Thrifty People Loading Cp With
Johnstown, Pa., June 10. The work of
registering tbe survivors of the flood is
going steadily on. Up to last evening
there were about 21,000 registered and the
list is still increasing. The number of the
lost is placed now at 6,000 by those who
held it would reach 10.000 a week ago. A
conservative estimate is between 3,500 and
4,000. Up to date there have been 1.50J
bodies recovered.
Sunday was the tenth day since tbe dis
aster in the Conemaugh valley occurred,
and the extent of tbe fatality can be ap
preciated when it is stated that bodies are
still being found wherever men are at
work. One of the morgue directors being
asked: "How many bodies were recovered
yesterday?" replied: "O, not very many;
I believe there were about fifty-eight al
together." The loss of life has been so great that
forty bodies found in one day, even if it
was the tenth, waa considered a light
The remains thatare now being removed
are far advanced in decomposition and
physicians in charge are advocating their
cremation as fast as found, as it is im
possible to handle them safely.
Of the fifty-eight bodies recovered yes
terday many were identified but not
claimed. Forty of them were buried im
mediately and tbe undertakers say that
all bodies will be hereafter buried as soon
as found. Among those recovered were
Charles Kimple, an undertaker of this
city. He had a wallet in bis pocket con
taining 33,600. The body of another un
dertaker, John Henderson, of Henderson
& Alexander, was also recovered. The
body of Silas Schick, one of the best
known traveling men in the country, was
found in the ruins of the Hurlbut House.
He was in the employ of the Reading
Stove Company.
JonNSTOWN, Pa.. June 10. Governor
Beaver, Colonel Schoontnaker, William
McCreery, S. S. Marvin, H. J. Gourley,
W. R Ford, J. II. Scott. Thomas M. King,
Mr. McCoy, Captain W. It Jones, Adjutant-General
Hastings, Reuben Miller aud
Sberiff McCandless held a consultation
yesterday over the situation. The Gov
ernor indulged in a long talk, reviewing
the situation and making many sugges
tions, aud William McCreery, chairman of
the relief committee, then made a long
statement nnd said he thought it was time
theiclicf committee were relieved of the
work of clearing away tbe debris by tbe
Tho Governor said all tho necessary
money could be raised. There were 200
men who would becomo responsible for
35,000 each, and he would give his bond to
the State Treasurer for 41.000,000 with
those 201 men as bondsmen and the State
Treasurer would then pay out tho $1,000.
000 for the necessary work. When the
Legislature met the money withdrawn
from the treasury could be appropriated.
He said that the money already sub
scribed should be used entirely for tbe re
lief of the sufferers and tho money from
the State Treasurer be used for restoring
the vicinity to its condition before the.
flood. All debts already contracted
for the removal of debris should W
paid, but alt money paid out for this pur
pose from the relief fund should bo re
funded, so that every cent subscribed lor
relief of the stricken people should bo
used for that turpose alone. The Gov
ernor has $250,000 in his bands now for
the relief fuud. A committee of seven
well known men of the Slato will bo ap
pointed to distribute the relief fund and
the present relief committee is to continue
the work of relief till the commission is
appointed. After the commission has
been appointed, tbe future operations of
the Pittsburgh relief committee rests with
In an interview last night Governor
Beaver said that ho had been over the en
tire flooded district and found tbe supply
depots all well filled, but tbey would soon
havo to ba replenished. "'The large
amounts," he continued, "and from so
many quarters outside ot tho State aud
which have been imposed upon me as a
sacred trust will bo expended wholly and
absolutely for the benefit of individual
sufferers. No part of it will be expended
in work which is legitimately the domain
of the State under its police powers. This
I wish to emphasize so that all contribu
tors to the fund may feel assured that
their money will be judiciously and eco
nomically expended for the benefit of suf
fering humanity and not on the work
which should and will be undertaken by
the State or municipal authorities."
Johnstown, Pa.. June la Several
cases of vandalism and robbery are re
ported. Last night a number of cars con
taining supplies were broken into and the
contents carried off. What the thieves
conld not steal tbey trampled and ruined.
The Masonic relief car was also entered
and robbed. Twelve men were arrested,
but were released upon returning the
goods. The military guards in Cambria
City were kept busy last night arresting
thieves. Tbey were placed in tbe gnard
house and this morning drummed out of
town. When they reached the outskirts
of the town they were warned if they were
caught ngc'u they would be summarily
dealt with.
Greensburg, Pa., June 10 The jury
impaneled by the coroner of Westmore
land County to inquire into the cause of
the death of the 218 persons whose bodies
were picked up at Nineveh, has rendered
a verdict that each ot them "came to hi
death by violence due to the flood caused
by the breaking of the dam of the South
Fork reservoir, and as well the aforesaid
coroner as the jurors aforesaid do certain
ly under their oaths find that the deceased
died of violence caused by tbe action of
the flood or there is such strong suspicion
of such violence or other unlawful acts as
to make an inqusst necessary."
A young couple were recently mar
ried in the highway in the town of Har
wintown, Litchfield County, Conn., under
:ircumstances whish show the genius of
young people on marriage bent Fred
Chamberlin, a stout and handsome Yan
kee farmer about twenty-five years of
age. had arranged to marry Miss Hunger
ford, a neighbor. Most of the Harwinton
people go to church at Terryville, where
Rev. W. F. Arm preaches. The knot
could not be tied until a license was had
from the town registrar, and Fred pro
cured one from the town clerk in Harwin
ton. Then he and his affianced got into a
carriage and went to the clergyman's res
idence in Terryville and arranged to take a
short bridal trip on the Naugetuck railroad.
But when the license was produced
the clergyman told him it was good for
Harwinton, but not in Terryville, and he
could not violate the law. The unhappy
young couple were in a quandary, but
they finally adopted the proposition of
the clergyman, that he get into the hack
with them and drive over into the town of
Harwinton and there tie the knot The
driver, John Abbott pnt his hordes
through in quick time, and the parties
went beyond the town line into Harwin
ton, and there, in the nrddle of the road
and with uncovered heads, the marriage
ceremony was quickly performed. The
driver acted as subscribing witness, and
thay all got into the hack and drove rap
idly ta:k in time to take the train for theit
Tedding trip.
The toss Said to Foot Up to 80,000,000
Description of the Fire.
Seattle, W. T., June 8. The loss by
the terrible conflagration will aumup $30,
000,000, of which $10,000,000 ia la buildings,
md $20,000,000 in stock. It ia as yet im
possible to work in the smolderlngruina,
ind engines from Portland and Tacoma
have been working all day, pouring
streams of water oa the burning l mass.
Tbe ruin wrought ia beyond all descrip
tion. The city is practically in ruins and
there is every reason to believe that
several persons were killed by falling;
walls. The wharves are atill burning
ind vessels that put out to sea to escape
lestruction are still unable to make a
landing in the heart of the city. Milea
upon miles of wharfage haa been de
stroyed. Every bank, hotel and place of
amusement, all the leading business
nouses, all the newspaper offices, the rail
road depots and miles of steamboat
wharves, coal bunkers and freight ware
nouses and the telegraph offices were
burned. About thiee o'clock some
turpentine caught fire in tbe basement
of a two-story frame building on tbe
southwest corner of Front and Madison
streets. The building waa soon ablaze.
Tbe volunteer fire department found it
Impossible to make any headway against
tbe flames. This building was at the
corner of a row of frame buildings ot
various heights. Adjoining it was a
wholesale liquor store, aud as soon as the
fire reached tbe barrels of liquor tbey ex
ploded with terrific reports and scattered
flaming timbers far and wide. The Denny
block was soon licked up. This cleared
out the entire square. The efforts to flood
tha Coleman building on Front street to
the south were utterly without effect The
flames leaped across Marion street and in
less than thirty minutes another square
was burned.
While this square was burning the
Opera House block, on tbe east side o
Front street between Madison and Marion
street caught fire iu the upper stories.
This was a three-story brick structure,
owned by George F. Frye and valued at
$120,000. It burned with several other
buildings, clearing up another square.
Tho Kenyon block, to the north of where
the fire originated, also burned.
From the opera house the flames swal
lowed up the rquare to the south, consist
ing of a number of two-story framo build
ings occupied by business concerns. The
Are department tried to rave tbe most val
uable part of Front street to tho south be
tween Columbia street and Yes
ler, which contained a magnificent
row of brick building! two and
three stories high, including the
Bank of Commerce and the First
National, Washington and Savings banks,
Toklas-Singerraati & Co.'s big wholesale
dry goods emporium, tho Union block, the
l'arin building, the San Francisco cloth
ing house, tbe Star block, tbe Arcade
building nnd tho Vesler block in Central
Square. All the telegraph offices were in
Central Square. It was generally sup
posed the entire water front would go, but
it was hoped if such was inevitable, that
these buildings could bo saved.
The Occidental Hotel was an easy prey
to tbe flames. Many persons were Injured
by the falling walls of tbe Toklas-Singer-man
dry goods block. There is great
dest'-iution here, and food and clothing is
arriving from neighboring towns.
Particulars of the Wife Murder anil Suicide
on the llornamitnu Farm Result of a
Family Quarrel.
Pittsburgh. Kan., June a The Horam-
niann farm, six miles northeast of this
city, where the horrible wife murder and
EuVs'io occurred early Wednesday morn
ing, consists of 240 acres under a high
state of cultivation, the grain fields (Sear
of weeds, the fences in good repair, the
largo orchards in a healthy condition, and
nil the other surroundings tboe of a
frugal farmer. The house, which sits back
from a main traveled road some nine or
ten rods, faces the west. It is a six room,
story-and-a-half, nearly new building,
neatly painted, but without blihds, and
with no lawn or garden.
Some fifty curious neighbors gathered
on tbe first alarm and were wandering
about iu a sort of dazed condition, relat
ing in an undertone their many experi
ences with the man who for seventeen
years had industriously labored in their
midst and was then hanging a ghastly
corpse in the barn a few yards away.
The front room, with tho exception of a
:heap bed, a small heating stove and a
child's crib, was destitute of furniture.
On the bed lay the body of the mur
dered wife and mother, dressed only In
night clothes. Tbe right arm lay on the
outside of the bedclothiug, the head
turned slightly to the left showing tho
white throat encircled by a lived streak,
which appeared at first glance to be the
mark of a knife, but was where the half
inch rope drawn by the demon's strength
bad cut into the flesh. Back ot and In
volving the lower half ot tbe left ear was
a bruise about three inches long made by
a blow of some semi-hard instrument
The back also showed bruises which might
have been tbe result of kicks.
Beside tbe bed in the little crib was
sleeping the one-year-old baby girl, and
in the adjoining room slept the seven and
three-year-old boys, and above the
kitchen slept tbe eleven-year-old Emma
and her two sisters, aged nine and five.
The coroner's Jury rendered a verdict of
murder and suicide for causes unknown.
1h i generally accepted theory is that
after retiring the couple became involved
in a quarrel over some trivial matter and
that in the beat of passion the husband
struck his wife the blow on the head
harder than he intended, and fearing ex
posure and punishment decided to com
plete the crime and then hang himself.
Carl Hornamann was born in Germany
forty-two years ago, emigrated to this
country seventeen years ago, was mirried
to his late wife Amelia Grier twelve years
ago when In her sixteenth year.
The Doctors Indicted.
New York, June S In the matter of
the death of Washington Irving Bishop,
the mind reader, it is understood that the
grand jury has found iudctraents against
Drs. Irwin, Ferguson and Hauce, the phy
sicians who performed tbe autopsy, but
the district attorney declines to state that
this is or is not a fact
A Consul Investigating.
Johnstown, Pa., June 8. MaxScham
berg, the Hungarian Consul At Pitts
burgh, arrived here yesterday for the
purpose of making an official inves
tigation of tbo charges that the
Huns had plundered the bodies of per
sons who met their death in the flood. Mr.
Schamberg said that the only charge
which he substantiated was that a man,
supposed to be a Hun, had been caught in
the act of cutting off the finger
of a corpse to secure a gold ring and
that he had been hung to a tree for a short
time, but not long enough to produce
strangulation. The consul will pursue his
investigation farther and report to the
Austrian legation at Washington.
All Quiet at Samoa.
Sydney, N. a W., June 8. The steamer
Lubeck has arrived here from Apia, Sa
moa, with advices to May 28. Every
thing was quiet in Samoa. A truce was
maintained between the contending na
tives, owing to reports that additional
German men-of-war were on their
way to Apia. Tamaseso and
2,000 adherents remained encamped
at Atna. All the men-of-war had
left Apia. Tbe British man-of-war Rapid
bad sailed for tbe Fiji islands. Tbe
American steamer Nipisic, convoyed by
the steamer Alert has gone to Tntuila fcr
coal, and from there was to proceed to
The Opinion or aa Expert as to Ita Safety
and Proper Construction.
Johnstown, Pa., June & A. M. Well
ington, one of tbe most noted civil engln
aera of the country, and E. P. Burt asso
ciate editor ot the Engineering News ot
New York, have just completed an exam
ination of tbe dam which caused the great
disaster here.
Wellington states that the dam was in
very respect of inferior consttuction and
of a kind wholly unwarranted by good
engineering practices of thirty years ago.
Both tbe original and reconstructed
dams were t of earth only with
no heart wall, but only riprapped
on the slope. The original dam,
however, was made in rammed and
watered layers, which still showed dis
tinctly in the wrecked dam. It was
better than the new and greatly
added to its stability, but it was
to all appearance simply dumpsd .in
like an ordinary railroad fill, or. if
rammed, shows no evidence of good effect
from it Much of tbe old part is standing
intact, while adjacent parts of tbe new
work are wholly carried off. There was
no central wall of puddle or masonry
either in the new or old dam. It has been
the invariable practice of engineers for
thirty or forty years to use one or the
other in building high dams of earth. It
Is doubtful it there is a single other dam or
reservoir in any other part of the United
States of over fifty feet high which lacks
this central wall. The reconstructed dam
also bears tbe marks of great Ignorance
or carelessness iu having been made
nearly two feet lower in the middle than
at the ends. It should rather have been
crowned in tbe middle which would have
concentrated the overflow, if it should
occur, at the ends instead of the center.
Had the break begun at the euds, the cut
of the water would have been so gradual
that little or no barm might have resulted.
Had tbe dam been at onco cut at the ends
when the water began running over the
center tbe sudden break of the dam would
have been at least greatly diminished,
possibly prolonged, so that little harm
would have resulted. Th9 crest of the old
dam had not been raised in the reconstruc
tion of 1881.
Wellington said that no engineer of
known and good standing for such work
could possibly have been engaged on it,
since iu the particulars mentioned it vio
lated the uiostelemeutaryanduuivcrsally
understood requirements of good prac
tice. He did not believe that any other
dam of equal height had ever been con
structed iu this country wholly of earth
without forae kind of special protection
against leaknge or nbrasion by water in
tbe center of tho dam. The estimates of
the original dam indicated that it was
made ot about half earth and hnlf rock,
but if so there was little cvidencs of it in
the broken dam. The riprapping was
merely a skin on each face, with more or
less loose spauls mixed with the earth.
The dam was 72 feet above the water, 2 to
1 inside slope, 1H to 1 outside slope,
20 feet wide on top. The rock through
out was about one foot below the
surface. The earth was pretty good
material for such a dam if it was to be
built at all, being of a clayey nature, mak
ing good puddle. To this the fact of its
standing intact since 1881 must be as
cribed, as no engineer of standing would
have ever tried to so construct it The
fact that the dam was a reconstructed one
after over twenty years' abandonment
made it especially baid on the older part
of the dam to withstand the pressure of
the water.
At South Fork dam the community is in
a wild state of excitement as a result of
tbe flood. The blame of the entire affair
has been placed upon tbe South Fork
Hunting and Fishing Club, and so
angry are some of the people that
trouble is feared for W. S. Boyer, su
perintendent of arrangements on the
lake. Some of the cottages havo been
broken into by marauder and the furni
ture demolished. Tho boats owned by the
club have been stolon in broad daylight
and reduced to kindling wood by the in
furiated crowd.
What the Register of a Johnstown Hotel
Johnstown, Pa.. June & The register
nnd safe of the Hurlbut Houe were taken
out of the ruins intact yesterday. The
following is the entire list of dead and the
survivors of tho ill-fated hotel: The dead
are: Mrs. E. E. Benford. Johnstown; Miss
Maria Benford, Miss May Benford, Lou
Benford, Mr. Katzanstein and child,
Mrs. Smith and three children. Miss
Homer, Mri Dr. Do France, Miss
Laura Hamilton, Miss Ella Byrne. Jane
Maioy, Minnie Houston, Maty Rogers.
Ella Harrigan, Bertha Stofhel, Lottie
Yost, Jennie Smouse, Ella Johnston,
Charles Wilson, clerk, William Henry,
J. C. Clark, Nellie Clark, Dr. Brinkey,
Butler; Cbarles Marshall, John Byrnes,
Albert Wherry, J. W. Weakland, Dr. St
John, Harrisburg; Carrii Richards,
Ypsilanti, Micb.; Mollis Richards, Ypsi-
lanti. Mich.; Jennie Wells. Tioga.Pa.; Miss
Dill, Shippensberg, Pa.; Miss J. A. Cox.
Philadelphia; W. L. Spitts, Philadelphia;
Carl in. Philadelphia; J. E. Iiittle,
Pittsburgh; Sidney McCloud, Chicago;
Frank D. Felt, Chicago; W. E. Down, New
York; James Murray, Philadelphia;
Cbarles Dewalt, Altoona; Herron,
The survivors whose names are on the
register are: John D. Dor-ey, ot Phila
delphia, in a critical condition; Hart
ley and H. W. Gulager. Philadelphia; B.
H. Lane, Pittsburgh; Mary Early, Johns
town; J. L. Smith, William Marshall,
Laura Rodgers, Maggie Jours Walter
Benford, F. A. Benford, Elvira Prosssr.
The body of Rev. AlonzoP. Diller, rector
of tbe Johnstown Episcopal Church, and
those of his wife and child were recovered
yesterday under circumstances both sad
and strange. Four Episcopal clergymen,
who had been sent here by Bishop
Whitehead, were working about tbe ruins
near Llnco'n street when they came upon
tbe body of their late brother. Clasped
in one rigid arm was the body of his babe
and in tbe other his wife, whose arms
were about his neck. They were removed
in this position and will be so buried to
day, the Episcopal clergymen officiating.
Result or an Old Feud.
Jacksonville, Fla., Juno & J. H.
Benjamin, editor of the Deland News,
shot and instantly killed Captain J. W.
Douglass, of New Smyrna. Douglass was
a prominent citizen of Dayton and a well
known Democratic politician. The shoot
ing was the result ot an old feud renewed
by recent attacks by Benjamin in the col
umns of his newspaper. Douglass as
saulted Benjamin, knocking him off the
pier into the marsh and jumping on him,
choking him and holding his head under
water. Benjamin minnged to get hold of
his revolver and placing it against Doug
lass' body fired, the ball entering his
heart and Douglass died almost instant
ly. There was much excitement
Rabies Floatmc on the Potomac.
Washington, June 8. Three bodies of
ine victims of the recent flood in tbe Po
tomac have been found since the waters
went down. This makes five lost in this
vicinity. Two babies were rescued from
boxes, floating alive and hearty. One
youngster had a nursiug bottle full of
milk which he was enjoying hugely.
None have been identified.
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A Fire at Ishpemlng.
Ishpeming, Mich., June a The engine
bouse at the Salisbury mine, owned by
tbe Iron Cliffs Company, burned yester
day morning. Loss, $50,000; partly In
sured. Mining must be suspended until
new machinery is secured.
some Startling Testimony Given Befec
the Coroner.
Chicago, June & All the evidence ia
the Cronin inqueat yesterday waa directeA
towards establishing the fact that the de
ceased was firmly impressed with the idea
that bis life waa endangered through tha
machinations of Alexander Sullivan.
Maurice Morris, a member of the Clan-na-Gael,
aaid that at the last convention
be bad heard several delegates say that
Cronin and Dr. McCahey, of Philadelphia,
ought to be gotten rid of. Cronin had
told him that he believed McGeehan, tha
Philadelphlan, had come to Chicago at the
Instigation of Alexander Sullivan to kill
P. McGarry. a Lakeview boilermaker
and an intimate friend of the dead man,
gave his evidence with ao much dramatic
effect that once or twice he was ap
plauded. He testified that Cronin had.
several times told him that his life
waa in danger; that Alexander Sulli
van, if he waa murdered, would ba
found to be the instigator, and that there
were papera in his safe which would con
nect Enllivau with the deed. Witness
told how he went to Toronto and met
Long, the reporter, who was responsible'
for the circumstantial stories regarding
Cronin having been seen in that city. Mc
Garry offered him $2,000 to substantiate
what be bad written, but he could not do
it Instead he said: "I wish to God 1
bad never bad any thing to do with this
Thomas J. Conway, of Ravenswood, a
inburb ot Chicago, a member of the Clan-na-Gael,
began by testifying as to the
conduct ot Peter McGeehan, the Philadel
phlau. He said McGeehan told him that
he came west under orders from the chair
man of the executive committee ot the
Clan-na-Gael. He saw McGeehan in the
company of Captain Lawrence Buckley,
of the Chicago Clan-na-Gael guard and
heard tbe former say tbat Dr. Cronin
and Dr. Cahey deserved to die. Witness
further stated tbat he was present at a
meeting of camp 24, Clan-na-Gael, when
the question ot resolutions regretting the
death of Dr. Cronin was being discussed.
A man, John Moss, who has a store on
West Lake street rose and said he waa
against passing tbe resolutions, because,
perhaps, the executive committee had
sufficient proof to show that Dr. Cronin
was a British spy and had a right to re
move him.
"In case Crontn was a British spy, had
tbe executive committee any right to re
move him?" asked Foreman Critchcll.
"There is nothing in the constitution to
that effect" evasively answered the wit
Clearing Away the Ruins With the Aid of
Dynamite Latest EUtlmate of the Loll
of Lire.
Johnstown. Pa., June G. The enor
mity of the devastation wrought by the
Conemaugh flood is becoming more and
more apparent with effort of the laborera
to resolve order out of chaos. Over one
hundred men have been all day engaged
in an effort to clear a narrow passage
from tha death bridge upward through the
sea of debris that blocks the Conemaugh
for nearly half a mile. Every ingenuity
known to min has been resorted to by
this crew. The power of dynamite was
brought into requisition and at frequent
intervals the roar of explosions reverber
ated through the valley, and sticks, stones
and logs would fly high into tbe air.
Gradually a few of the heaviest timber
were demolished and the fragments per
mitted to float downward through the
center arch. At nightfall, however, the
clear space above the bridge did not ex
ceed an area of CO feet in length by 40 feet
in width. When one reflects that fully
twenty-five acres are to be cleared in this
way the task ahead seems an intermin
able one. '
Johnstown, Pa.. Juno 6 The best esti
mate on the loss of life, based on the reg
istry of the living and an unofficial poll,
puts it at from 12,000 to 15,000.
At 1:15 yesterday afternoon fifty bodies
were taken from th e debris in front of the
Catholic Church in Johnstown borough.
About forty of the bodies were those of
women. Tney were imraed lately removed
to the morgue for identification.
The work of clearing up tbe wreck and
recovering the bodies is now bein con
ducted systematically. Over 6,000 men
are at work.
Yesterday morning 1,100 men arrived in
charge of Philip Flynn. Hon. William
Flynn arrived later and took charge oi
tbe work, and by eleven o'clock they bad
succeeded in doing more work at clearing
away the debris than has been done alto
gether before. Mr. Flynn offered the men
special inducements, but will make them
work. Seventy-five cars or provisions
came up with the laboring men.
The Water Recede anil Show the Magnl
tndeof the Havoc
Huntington, Pa., June t The late
news from suburban district in this
county just received shows that the des
truction to the property by tbe flood is in
finitely greater than at first reported.
Ihe waters are receding and tbe Juniata
is passable in several places.
From Bedford to Huntington on the
Roystown branch and on to Lewistown on
the Juniata river not a bouse is ieft that
stood within reach of tbe swollen
streams aud the damage to prop
erty will reach $500,000, while the
other towns in the county have
suffered correspondingly. At Mapieton
the immense tannery of Ik A Roberts was
damaged to tbe extent ot $200,000 and tbe
loss to other property will reach $100,000
more. The Powell furnace at Saxton sus
tained a loss of $300,000 and at that place
both the railroad and bridges were swept
away, leaving railroad communication
with Bedford cut off.
From here to the junction of tbe Juniata
and Susquehanna rivers tbe sweep of the
flood extended filling this once beautiful
valley with desolation and ruin. Grow- '
Ing crops in the low lands were destroyed
and in Smith's valley, this county, the
farming lands, comprising an area
of twelve by two miles, have been
stripped of every vestige of soil. Aa faz
as known three hundred houses have
been destroyed in this county.
Galen Ilreaks Down.
St. Louis, June 6. The sensational colt,
Galen, which was purchased last fall by
the Chicago stable for $10,000 cash, broke
down yesterday while at work. This
misfortune is in line with the ill luck that
has been following the Chicago stable.
Galen is by Fanstars, and was bred by
Jim Gray. His best performance waa in
the Coney Island futurity, when he ran
third to Proctor Knott and Salvator. He
ran a mile at Washington park in 1:40 and
upon these performances he was bought
by Hanking. He started three times this
year and was a great disappointment
The only qualities he developed was those
of a quitter. From the condition which he
ia in he will never again face the flag.
A Fortunate Absence.
Washington, June a Mrs. J. D. Ligon
has received a letter from her father,
John Fulton, general manager of the
Cambria iron worka at Johnstown, an
nouncing the safety of himself and fam
ily. The Fultons were reported to have
lost their lives. Mr. Fulton was at Con
nellsville at the time of tbe disaster.
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Another Dire Calamity.
Philadelphia, June & News has been
brought in by a messenger from Phillips
burg. Center County, telling of tbe ter
rible destruction there, and the loss of
over 300 lives. The place is cut off by the
floods and. the people are utterly destitute
and in danger of starvation.

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