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PITTSBURG; SUNDAY, JUNE
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Governor Beaver Told
the State Must
THE CRISIS REACHED
By the Relief Committee
Deciding to Stop
.THE GOVERNOR ACTS,
So ' Far as to Join in an
ference. HE -IS STILL BACKWARD
4Lbout Calling an Extra Ses
sion oflhe legislature
HE IS AFRAID -OF THE COST.
Another Conference Will Be Held at Joins
town To-Dny, for Which Place General
''Bearer Started from Philadelphia Last
Xlsbt The Relief Committee Deter
mined That No More Money Apprcprl.
, ated for the Relief of Sufferers Shall
Be TJtcd for Removing Debris Plans
for Using DIouey Oat of the State Treas
ury At Least One million Needed at
The affairs of the Executive Committee of
the General Belief Fund were brought to a
sodden climax Friday by the members, who
were compelled to acknowledge that the
committee was unable to cope with the de
mands made upon it ior funds to carry on
..i5e work at Johnstown. The committee
W& .William JFlinn,-tJe- wntraeto ' tuIH
ipwer 'to employ ill the men he
mded- to clear away the debris,
sot knowing the enormity 'of the
task. On Friday Mr. Flinn stated that it
would take 10,000 men a month to clear up
the town. It was this news that came like
tk thunder clap to the committee and caused
them to fully realize what they had under
taken. Nearly $30,000 is being paid out in wages,
provisions, etc, each day. For what? To
clear up.the town. This is what brought
things to a climax.
A Serious Question.
It is a question and a serious one with the
committee whether they have the power to
use money'given to alienate the sufferings
ot the survivors and bury the dead, to clear
up the town and expend it on labor that
"" will not alleviate suffering. There was only
one decision on the part of the committee,
and' that was that they had no power. If so
the National Government or the State must
do,thework. The committee at once de
cided on a
' Pins of Action.
Jieuben Killer was sent to Philadelphia
Friday night to represent the committee in
At the Relief Headquarters.
- a conference of the different committees of
the several cities in the State. Saturday
Governor Beaver went to Philadelphia and
was in "conference all day with the Phila
delphia Citizens' Committee, representative
of the New Xork Citizens' Committee,
Jieuben Miller of the Pittsburg Committee
and several other committeemen1 from differ
In Pittsburg a telegraph office was ringed
up in the basement of the Chamber of Com
merce, a through wire pntin-and communi
cation had with those at Philadelphia.
Keeping: the Result Quiet.
The members of the committee were as
mum as an 'oyster about what was going on
and endeavored in every way possible to
thwart all efforts to find out the outcome of
their conference by wire or that such was
going on. Nevertheless, a Dispatch re-
rter found out the result, as follows:
The question of calling -a special session
of the Legislature to appropriate funds for
the work was discussed at length, but not
decided on, as it would take ten days and
unless the legislators would give their time
and mileage free, and even then it would be
bard to get them together. Beside, the
presence of dead bodies in the . wreck and
general pollution makes it imperative that
the work be done at once if the pnblic
health is to be protected.
It was then proposed that the State
Treasurer be drawn on for $l,000,000,-pro-viding
200 responsible men would give
bonds ior the amount in $5,000 each, they
to trust to the Legislature when it. should
convene to appropriate the amount. This
found some favor, but the question was,
conld 200 men be found who would be
willing to trust to the caprices and red tape
of a Legislature to appropriate money which
will have been expended?
On this the committee at each end oT the
wire lingered. There seemed to be no doubt
on the part of those in the conference bnt
that the Legislature would appropriate the
amount, but $1,000,000 is a large sum to be
given out with no positive assurance. Some
thing must be done, however.
The Government Most Act.
"The Governor should come here at once,
gel from 31,000,000 to $3;0OO,OOO and organize"
the work on a permanent basis, 'ixelegraphed
William Elinn, in charge of the work at
Johnstown. The committee could come to
no conclnsion by wire, and at last decided
to follow at least the first clause
of Mr. Flinn's message. The Governor
made arrangements and left Philadelphia
at G o'clock last night for Johnstown on a
special train. In company with them were
Benben Miller, member of the Philadelphia
committee, and several State officers.
Chairman McCreery, S. S. Marvin,
H. L Gourley, 'George McCoy
and Captain W. B. Jones, of the
Pittsburg General Belief Committee,
and Messrs. Addison Ballard, Colonel W.
P. Bend and City Controller William J.
Onahan, of the Chicago Citizens' Commit
tee, left Union depot at about 11:30 last
night in William Thaw's private car, No.
202, for Johnstown.
An Immediate Consultation.
On the arrival of the Governor's party
they will immediately go into consultation,
which will be this forenoon sometime, ac
cording to arrangements.
The all obsorbing question of course will
be to determine how the funds can be ob
tained, and whether a special session of the
Legislature will be called.
Beside the question of funds many other
questions of importance will be discussed.
Surgeon General Hamilton, of the Hospital
Marine Service, is in Johnstown and Br.
Benjamin Lee, Executive officer of the State
Board of Health is also there and will con
fer with the chiefs abont sanitary matters.
Director Scott will also be one of the con
ference, and all matters of government will
be discussed and placed on a solid basis.
The personal rivalry in all departments of
the work, wherever it exists, will be patched
up and everything set to working to place
Johnstown on her feet again.
Help for Mr. Scott.
Mr. Truesdale, who had charge and was
absolute dictator of the Chicago Belief Com
mittee at the time of the great fire in that
city has offered his services to those in
charge at Johnstown as a lieutenant to
Colonel J. B. Scott, now dictator, and at
the conference to-morrow the acceptance of
els services will probably be considered.
The conference being held on Sunday is
fortunate for the progress of the work, as
all can go on Monday with increased vigor.
Aw aitlnc tbo Conference.
As it was. Chairman McCreery stated to
all vesterdav that np laborers were
wanted, and cut any applicants off
short The truth was that the
committee Tiad decided that they had
cone far enounh and would co no
farther with arrangements and the hiring of
men until the conference. Taxing it all iu
all, the meeting of the chiefs to-day means a
food deal to Johnstown, and its result will
e looked forward to with interest by all.
AFTER EIGHT DAYS.
The Governor Decides to Visit Johnsto n to
See If the Flood Did Any Damage
He Doesn't Know Whether to
Call an Extra Sevslon,
and Asks For a
rsrrcixr. uleghah to THksisrxTCR.i
Haeeisbubo, June 8. A great pressure
is being brought to- bear on Governor
Beaver to call an extra session of the Legis
lature to appropriate money to improve the
condition of things in Johnstown and other
places which have greatly suffered by the
flood. General Hastings lias been particu
larly pertinacious in urging a special ses
sion, and at his instance mainly the Gover
nor has decided to visit Johnstown and
see for himself the stair ot afCiirs.
The Governor is oppe&'d ta calling- the
such action would cost the State $123,000
for the payment of Senators and Beprescnt
atives alone, without counting other unavoid
able expenses arising from a demand for
money from all parts of the State visited by
Beaver In a Qnandary.
The Governor saio. a"few bights ago, when
he received a telegram signed by Senator
Steele and several members of the House
from Allegheny county, asking him to call
a special session, that the Legislature did
not seem to know that, under the Constitu
tion, no appropriation could be made to re
lieve the suffering at Johnstown. He has
since declared that the Legislature could
make an appropriation in the exercise of
its police powers, but he has thrown out no
intimation that he has the calling ot a special
.session in contemplation. The Governor
was asked to-day whether he intended to
call an extra session. He answered rather
"Now, tell me how to call an extra ses
sion. Ton newspaper men don't seem to
know that there has been a flood, and I
can't reach thejnemhers of the Legislature.
Why does not somebody make a suggestion?
Tou newspaper men don't seem to realize
that there has been a great flood, and that
commun ci'oi is interrupted."
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WABD SCHOOL, AT PBESENT THE PtaCIPAI MOBGTTE.
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Being asked whether he would call a
separate session if ho could reach the mem
bers he said:
"I donjt know. I can't say anything
about it. It is t'me to talk about crossing
bridges when yon get to them."
Secretary Stone does not think the calling'
oi a special session of the Legislature under
existing-cirenmstances would be advisable,
because of the urgency of the demand for
help. It would take some time to get the
Legislature together, and at least six days
would haye to elapse before an appropria
tion bill for the relief of the sufierers could
be passed. This wonld be too late to accom
plish any sanitary good.
A MOTE BI THE STATE.
General Rejoicing; Over an Order Placing;
1,000 Men on the Wreckage.
JTOOM A STAFF CORHESPOITDKNT.J
Johnstowx, June 8. It has just been
reported that the State Sanitary Board has
ordered that 1,000 men shall be placed on
the wreckage to-morrow morning. This
news was at first received with incredulity,
but when its authenticity was established
beyond a doubt a scene of general rejoicing
ensned over the fact that the Governor had
at last decided to 'interest himself in the
matter. One prominent contractor said
very forcibly: '
"I consider that the order has only been
given in time to save Johnstown from a ca
lamity worse, if possible, than the first"
NATURAL GAS MIGHT DO IT.
Georjfe Westlnghouse Proposes a Scheme
to Get Rid of the Debris.
IFEOU A BTATT COEKESrONDXKT. J
Johnstowit, June 8. It was George
Westinghouse who suggested the scheme to
Ithe Belief Committee which, if carried out,
will speedily remove the piles of debris.
He proposes to lay lines of pipe through
the debris above the bridge,, and by means
of the tremendous pressure of natural gas
in the Cambria works burn the wreck. Di
rector Scott, in speaking of the project this
afternoon, said the plan was feasible and
that the committee was considering It He
doesn't think, however, that the suggestion
will be adopted.
The Americns Club is doing noble work
caring for thrf refugees. They have estab
lished new quarters on the hill, and to-day
General Hastings sent them a dozen large
CHUEOIIES AND MEMB3ES GONE.
Kearly AH the Costly Edifices In Johnstown
rerlCIAL TELXanAU TO THE DISPATCH.
Johnstown, June 8. Religiouservices
will be resumed in Johnstown to-morrow.
Instead, however, of thousands of worship
ers gathered in a dozen handsome build
ings there will Be one regiment -of sol
diers and a few hundred other people
standing in the open air about the Pennsyl
vania Bailroad station and giving thanks
that they are not as so many others are
dead. Theater. McGuire, of the Centenary
Church, Sharpsbnrg, who is Chaplain of
the Fourteenth Begiment, and Bev. Mr.
Chapman, of the Methodist Church, of
Johnstown, will conduct the services.
As far as is now known there will be no
other services in Johnstown, but in Cambria
City the Cawolio priest will say mass in
the rains of Ids church, before the statue of
the Virgin which was preserved in almost
rairacBlons purity when everything else in,
the church was aestreyea by mnu ana
water. The extent to which the Johnstown
e&wefeee are iBVo-lvedin the raia of the place
Chapman's Methodislr Church, which wee
one of the most prosperous in the city. 1
building was a fine stone structure in tae
center ot the town, beautifully finished in
side. There were 1,000 active members.
The walls and roof of the buMd
iug still stand, and they protected e
parsonage beside them, but the
interior of the church is a complete wreck.
There was a Snndav school room in a second
story at the backof the church. This, it is
thought, can be repaired for u few hundred
dollars. If o, the congregation wil wor
ship in it until they can get money to re
build the church. .
The wreck of the congregation is even
more complete than that of the building.
Out of 1,000 not 300 remain. Most of these
were drowned. Others have left the town
for good; a few have gone away temporarily
and will come back when the place is re
built. Many of the other churches are com
pletely wiped out, pastors and officers lost,
building destroyed, even the sites obliter
ated, and out of the members only a hand
ful left alive. Among the pastors who went
down were the Bev. Ciller, of the Episco
pal Church; the Bev. Mr. Jones, of the
Welsh Congregational Church andJBev. Mr,
Lichtenburg, ot the German Reformed
Church. Ot all the churches in Johnstown
the only ones whose sites can now be
discovered by a, stranger arc, besides the
Methodist, the Boman Catholic, which was
bnrned and wrecked at the same time; the
German Catholic, which has a hole in its'
.wall as though a freight car. end up, had
smashed a hole into it, and which is totally
ruined inside and two others, aPresbyter
ian and a Baptist, both of which are badly
damaged, if not ruined.
THE HOMELESS PEOPLE.
Forty-Two Destitute Families at South
Fork Receive Much Needed Relief.
rFBOM A STAIT C0RBESP0NDKNT.3
Johnstowit, June 8. General Bichard
Coulter, of Greensburg, was in town this
afternoon, on his way home from South
Fork, where ho went to investigate the suf
ferings of the people at that place. The
General is interested in the Argyle Coal
Company, at South Fork, and he found that
a number of the employes were in want of
provisions and clothing. He went to see
them and alleviate their distress. In speak
ing of the situation, the General said:
- "When I arrived at South Fork I found
a great amount of suffering among the peo
ple, but they are getting along all right
now. There are 42 families there, who were
rendered homeless by the flood, but there
were only"two men drowned.
"The first train to reach South Fork since
the accident got there last .night, from Al
toona. With the supplies that the people
are getting from Altoona and Mineral
Point they will be able to get along very
comfortably. We had a meeting to-day ana
appointed a committee to build honsesfor
the homeless people. The buildings will be
frame and rudely constructed."
HIS SAD EXILE.
S. BI. Jones Ijearcs Johnstown, Never to Re
turn to His Family's Tomb.
rraOH A STAFF COBaESFOSDIirT.J
Johnstown, June 8. S. M. Jones, a
sewing machine agent formerly in business
at No. 183 Locnst street, and whoso wife and
child were drowned, left the town to-day,
never to return. He stated to your cor
respondent that he had moved his family
into the jaws of death, and the place was
now unbearable to him.
Mr. Jones had only been a resident of the
town for one week when his little family
was annihilated. When the water began to
come up so high in his store that it was not
safe to be there, he moved them upstairs.
The last he saw of his wife, he said, she was
kneeling on the floor at the bedside in
prayer. He was standing at the window
looking at the flood when the crash came,
and they were swept away.
He floated six squares with a woman
named Mrs. Jones (not his wife), and suc
ceeded in rescuing her. McSwioan,
Carloads of coosed meat.
Baltimore Sending: to Johnstown Provisions
That Are Greatly Needed.
Baltimoee, June 8. Vice President
King, of the Baltimore and Ohio, just re
turned from Johnstown and reports that
what is most needed there is cooked pro
visions. Mayor Latrobe at once directed
that a carload of cooked meat and bread be
forwarded to the stricken people; a second
to-morrow, andanother on Monday.
Mr. Lord said that the commissary de
cartment of theBaltimore and Ohio wonld
do the cooking of the meat, and the articles
will be carried by the-rail road free."
PURIFYING THE ATMOSPHERE.
Seventr Barrels of I.Iqnld Pnrlfler Pat
,Wbcre it Will Do the Most Good,
trnOU A EMIT COBBXSFOirrjXVT.l
Johnstown; June 8. Dr. Harry Bullen,
of Pittsburg, arrived here this morning with
70 barrels of liquid air purifier. He is 'a
member of the Sanitary Corps, and has
been aseizaed to morgue, and hospital duty.
He visited theea to-day a ad distributed his
alrjmriSer in the diSerent cswsei heeeet.
He also raa aerees anasshsr efhsms ad
--H1- L.i-1. , -u ,
ME IT m
Gladstone is Straining Every
' .Nerve for Home
WOMEN IN POLITICS.
Mrs. Maybrick Will Never be
Hanged for the Murder'of
THE SHAH'S LONDON VISIT
fST CABI.X TO THE DISPATCH.:
London, June 8. Copyright. The
fate of anyone employed in telling-of what
is going oahere is to be always and forever
writing about Gladstone. He has been
making open air speeches in the rain and
thunder without overcoat or hat and he has
managed to hold enormous audiences under
such conditions. He has been borcotted
industriously by the Tories in places he has
visited and appears to have enjoyed it
His speeches ngw are based simply on the
rule of three, and this be uses in a way
cheerful to those interested with him in the
home rule cause everywhere. He says in
substance: Fellow citizens, y6u had better,
drop coercion and come along with me. We
have gained 10 seats on "67 elections, and
how many will we gain when 670 elections
come on together? That was where Mr.
Gladstone's rule of three came in, anddt ap
peared to he convincing. The speech
making tour on whichGladstone has started
is a most important one.
AN ACTIVE OLD MAN.
To-day he embarked at Weymouth on
Ceyrll flower's yacht, and started on his
Western cruise, which is to be the great event
of this political season. He will do two
or three hours' speechmaking each day, and
his great effort will be at Plymouth. There
his speech may run to any number of col
umns, from six up, and when it is orer he
will come back to his Parliamentary work.
It is rcmarkableTrom a man of almost 80 to
take his vacation in so energetic a fashion.
There is no doubt that the Prince of Wales,
for a man as thoroughly spoiled as one in his
position must be, displays at intervals un
usual common sense. The bad taste of Sal
isbury in withdrawing. the British Minister
from Paris at the opening of the exhibition
aroused great bitterness of feeling in France.
The Princ&of Wales h3s just started for
the Exhibition, taking with him . his wife,
two boys and three girls. He was induced
to patronize a French 'hotel, and thus swell
the receipts of Trench tradesmen.
napATiNG- otrK chauhoet, r
Arather funinv and nerhans untrue storv
is told about the-Prince of Wales, who has
some ideas of public Bpeaking, rehearsing
his youthful son, Albert Victor, in that art
His son, who fs a young man singularly de
void ot brains, had many speeches to make
when he went to Ireland, and is described
before his departure as coming into his
papa's room in the morning and rehearsing,
without coat or waistcoat, little speeches,
toasts and gracious observations generally
that he had concocted, submitting them to
the revision of his more experienced-daddy.
A more difficult task, however, than that
of makiug a Chauncey Depew of material
snpplied by the Guelph family can scarcely
be imagined. ,
Press controversies of which Englishmen
are so fond have broken out on thequestibn
of women's suffrage, which is being very bit
terly attacked. A, reply to certain of the
most vigorous opponents of the idea that
woman as a political power is just'as good
as a man and a trifle befter is found in the
remarkable woman who manages to care for
her children and perform effectually her
duties as a member of the London School
Board, and has also on hand a scheme to
defeat the wiles of certain French legisla
tors. JFBENCH BEAES.
There had been arranged a Women's
Congress to be held in Paris during the
course of the Exhibition. The idea of
adding female political agitation to the
other rows going on in Prance was not
pleasing to the Government, and the latter
decided to stifle this intended congress by
organizing a Women's Congress ot its own,
at which, however, political questions
would not be discussed, and the delegates
promised to confine themselves to such
trashy matters as charity, art and cooking.
Mrs. Dilke, who can speak French extem
poraneously, and make a good speech with
out having thought it over befprehand, has
been selected by the English women suffra
gists to go to Paris and state their plans. It
is probable she will not hand in her paper,
which would be objected to, but will ask
permission to make an impromptu speech of
15 minutes, and when she gets it will talk
nothing bnt pure politics all the time.
A Description of theNIsht Gowns of Princess
Alexandria of Greece.
TUT CABLE, TO TBI DISPATCH.!
London, June 8. Copyright A re
cently published account gives one a deep
respect for the taste of Bussian women of
means in want of night gowns, and is calcu
lated to make an, American girl envy the
St Petersburg climate which makes such
things excusable. The,Princess Alexandria
of Greece, who Isjood to marry Prince Paul
of Bussia, will have such fine night dresses
as will make her sorrv she cannot drive out
f and walk about the streets in one of them.
Three of these things are to be-given to her
By the Czar's wife.
They-are made and ready to be sent. One
is made of silver, bordered with, cold: an
other of sables was received with six large
pearls, and a third, which is the best mae,
of the fur of the blue for with a girdle of
diamonds.. Anybody who has ever known
what it is to buy a blue fox will also know
how young Prince. Paul must feel at having
his wife start ont in such an extravagant
M0KTE CARLO IS PAYING.
It Has Been a Busy Season at the Great
BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.:
London, June 8. Copyright The
stockholders and others interested in the
Monte Carlo gambling rooms are in a state
of unusual glee over the season which has
closed. It has been, so profitable and the
birds have flocked. In so plentifully to -be
plncked that the large gaming halls have
been insufficient to accommodate them all.
A friend of mine in Paris has received, a
letter lrom the Governor of Monaco stating
that a new gaming roonr is to be erected at a
cost of 1,060,600 franes; aad iaeidefltally
BtentiefiiMt that the sreMe ef three months
t ef tfee wieter season; all ihjimii being.
An Attempt to Revive the Excitement by the
Discovery of a Woman's Body In toe
Thames The Maybrlck Harder
Trial The Alleged Pris
oner Will NotHane.
JUT CABLE TO TEX DISFATCH.t
London; June 8. tCopyright. An at
tempt has been made unsuccessful Iy to re
vive Whitechapel scare over the discovery
of the chonped up remains of a woman in
the Thames this week. The murder, though
a horrible one, is common-place enough in
its cause.. It has fortunately attracted at
tention and much indignation, and though
t Scotland Yard has thus far shown only its
peculiar faculty tor avoiding discoveries,
some good may eventually result from this
poor woman's fate.
Far more interesting to the public is the
mnrder case in Liverpool, which has jusf
resulted in the Coroner's jury bringing a
verdict against Mrs. Maybrlck. This
promises to be one of the greatest poisoning
cases in Endand. All the circumstances
tend to develop a tremendous sensation.
The fact of the woman being wealthy and
well known in society, the wonderful
Eerseverance with which she is alleged to
ave obtained from fly papers the arsenic
which killed her husband, administering it
to him in carefully arranged doses, and the
fact, too, that the alleged murderess is an
American, all snpply the necessary sur
roundings for a dramatic trial. The British
mother will, no donbt, be pleased, since so
sad s thing had to happenL that the guilty
wife should have been one of those Amer
icans whose competition is just now having
such a deadly effect on the market for home
The Liverpool occurrences appear to have
but added zest to the enthusiasm with which
the Music Hall audiences receive a certain
very popular song declaring English girls
to be godd enough for Englishmen, and
moaning at the bad taste which leads the
latter in so many cases to come to Yankee
land for small-footed wives. There is no
doubt Mr. Maybrick died from arsenic pois
oning, and the guilt of the accused woman
was generally accepted, but it Is not likely
that she will hang. The defense will proba
bly prove to the satisfaction of the jnry that
the dead man was in the habit of taking
small quantities of arsenic for certain med
ical reasons, and in a jury of 12 men one or
two will beound, especially as Mrs. May
brick is a young and handsome woman, to
adopt the view that the man did away with
himself without meaning to.
A New Scheme for Getting thB Poor Oat
of the Country Families made to
Order and the Nominal Head
Eupplied With Cnsb.
fBT CABLX TO TOX DISPATCH.!
London, June 8. Your correspondent at
Ballemullet, in Erris, County Mayo, on the
western coast of Ireland, this week
sends some facts that may interest
the Commissioners of ' Emigration in
New York. During the winter Erris
was placarded with posters requesting
all persons desirous of emigrating to
America to apply to Emigration Agent
Bourke, formerly a vice-guardian of Bal
lemullet union before April 1. Many
families applied to Bourke, who , finally
seleeted.100 of the very poorest and .most'
worthless of the population for transporta
tion to the land of freedom, btlft a- hiteh,
.arose jvhen he- attempted Ho 'pvtaJK?
means of conveying this prcldus'freighX
aiib ,a.iiau line oi steamers, vj waicn
Bourke had intended to ship his passes
gers. refused to carry them usless it waa
guaranteed the amount of their .return pas?
sage, incase the United States refnsed to
receivp them. But Bourke was not dis
couraged, and he is now, according to Bev.
Henry Hewson, the parish priest of Erris,
dividing his people up into families and
shipping them at the rate of one family per
week from Queenstown. His method is to
put one man in as head of the family and
send with him a lot of others as his chil
dren and relatives. The alleged head of
family is supplied with a sufficient amount
of money to pass as a financially responsible
person, and if it is necessary they are all
fitted ont with respectable clothing.
Bonrke has already got rid of several of
these families. John S. Murphy, the lead
ing storekeeper of Ballemullet, corrobo
rates Father Hewson. Mr. Murphy says
most of the pfeoplo who are being sent away
owe him money, and are the poorest and
worst class of the community. The strang
est part of it all is that the money that is
provided to fit out these emigrants is not
supplied by the local government. -The
guardians of the union or township know
nothing of the matter, and assert that
Bourke receives his financial support from
the British Government.
A YERY HAPPY FAMILY.
Xo Chance of a Separation of Sir Francis
Cook and His Wife.
'BT CABLX TO THE DISPATCH.
London, June 8. Copyright I have
been asked by Sir Francis, Cook to contra
dict certain false statements concerning his
private life which have been printed in
America, and which have caused him great
annoyance. These statements are to the
effect that a separation is pending between
himself and his wife, Lady Cook, for
merly Miss Tennie Claflin. Sir Francis
declares nothing could be 'farther
from his mind or that of his wife than the
thought of separation. He also denies most
emphatically that hischildren have ever, as
alleged, sought to bring about such a sepa
ration. So unfilial a course, Sir Francis
declares, would be impossible on the part of
his children, although apart from the ques
tion of their own interest which would
make it absolutely suicidal to offend Sir
Francis, whose very large fortune is unen
cumbered, by entail and entirely at his own
So confident is Sir Francis that his chil
dren are guiltless of any undntifnl conduct
that he declares he will give SSO.00O to any
one in America or elsewhere who, will prove
to him that his son cr daughters employed
detectives, as has been stated, to obtain such
information as would make "it possible for
them to separate Lady Cook from her hus
b mil. Sir Francis, who was abont cabling to
America offering this reward when I
chanced to see him to-day, may be relied
to pay it to anyone who can fulfill the
conditions under which it is offered.
It is to be hoped that the circulation of
these statements concerning Sir Francis will
not be persisted in, for the malice which lies
at the bottom of them would certainly be
dispelled on acquaintance with the man.
Sir Francis Cook, who is more than 70 years
of age, has devoted the greater part of his
life to his wonderful art collections at
Doughty House, and is a man universally
respected. I chanced one day to meet his
children at Doughty House, all living in
perfect harmony with their father and his
second wife. They lndigdsntly deny the
assertions made concerning them.
THE SHAH'S LITTLE TOUR.
He Proposes to Paint London Town With a
Rich Carmine Color.
BT CABLB TO THX DISPATCH. 3
London, June 8.' Copyright The
Shah of Persia is soon to arrive and various
persons are preparing to receive him. The
Prince Malcomhan, his minister here, is in
the greatest state of activity and agitation
getting his legation into suesrshape as will.
saake a potentate tesd of his Losdea
fceadquarers. He M ge4g to iUsaiaate- hie
boaee in HoUmmI Ttk. eatsMe aid isttMe,'
w;"5. oi ainerent coiors, cai-
rovi'joduced to the Shan
oivNv do not soeak
will be infoi
through in a fashion.
The Interesting- Libel Salts Which Were
Brought by Sir Blorrell Mackenzie.
BT CABLX TO TUX DISPATCH..!
London, June 8. Copyright Sir
Morreli Mackenzie is baying a cheerful
time with his libel suits against the Times
and Steinkopf, who had the bad judgment
to pnt unpleasant things about him in black
and white and lacked, the energy to keep
them from getting into print Steinkopf
has apologized without being asked, and
promises to p3y a reasonable sum of money
to settle matters up, bnt Mackenzie does
not want a reasonable sum, and George
Lewis, his solicitor, says that he will get a
very fine one namely, 10,000.
The Timet, which published the letters,
will probably also authorize its solicitors to
frepare apologies and offers of compromise,
nt there is very little chance of these being
accepted. Eith'er Sternkopf's anxiety is
based on the fact that he owns the St. James
Gazette, a good property, which would be
damaged if the trial shows, as it inevitably
will, that the paper has been used as Bis
marck's tool. I have reason to believe, that
in the course of this libel suit some amuse
ment will be furnished and some very un-.
expected revelations made.
KEMMLEB'3 HOPES. '
A Strong; Effort to be Blade to Save Rim
From Death by Electricity Bonrko
Cochrane Will Look After His Inter
ests The Flea Advanced.
rSPECIAL TXXXOBAU TO THX DISFATCH.l
New Yobk, June 8. Mr. Bourke Coch
rane sent a letter to the District Attorney
of Erie county to-day, expressing his readi
ness to co-operate with him in securing a
speedy hearing on the question to be
raised in the appeal of the case of William
Kemmler, who is the first man sentenced
to be put to death by the electric method.
Mr. Cochrane said to a Dispatch reporter
"I am in this case only to test the con
stitutionality of the new law. Mr. Hatch,
Kemmler's attorney, took an appeal from
the conviction in order to secure a stay of
execution. Now I will try to procure a
writ of ; habeas corpus, probably in Cayuga
county, where Kemmler is imprisoned, on
the ground that he is unlawfully deprived
of his liberty. The State will, of course,
rejoin that he is under sentence of death. ' I
will reply that the sentence is against the
law and as imposed is unconstitutional,
providing for unusual and cruel punish
ment. Then the question of unconstitu
tionality will come up. I am willing in
order to expidite matters to have the sen
tence confirmed pro forma up to the Court
of Appeals, and if the District Attorney
agrees with me we can argue the question
in the general term of court. I have noth
ing to do with the points raised at the trial.
Mr. Hatch may or may not raise them
Mr. Cochrane denied that he had been re
tained by the Westinghouse Company,
which objects to the proposed use of its dy
namos inv putting murderers to death. If
the questions raised by Mr. Cochrane are not
nrnCvr .CV. VTAh
st..- -rjr"w.. .
vrougu uKiurejiue ijouxioi-.a-Dpesis at once i , ,, ., . - , r-
they wH j, hlf e te, go before Judse-otHhvP1 " chaageoVnearly eTerybody
Drought bfitprettne uourt ot Aupeals at once
Supreme Court at the general term at the
uourt ot Appeals, xnat wouia aeiay the ex
ecution of Kemmler's sentence a long time.
bis paueBLt will be at least two months before a de-
ciaiuu can uv uuuiiueu, uuyitvn. xjven u
the law is decided unconstitutional Kemm
ler may not' escape death. A new sentence
under the old law might be then imposed.
ONE DAY OF BEST.
President Harrison Orders a Cessation of
Sunday Brills la the Army Lincoln
and Washington died as Prec
edentsText of Iho.
Washington, June 8. About two years
ago a few earnest army chaplains, seconded
by some religious bodies, began an agitation
having for its object the abolition of Sun
day inspections and drills in the army.
Numerous petitions were filed and
representations made in other ways to
the President, which were all referred
to the War Department. Conflicting views
upon the subject were held by officers, but
at last the President has settled the matter,
as is shown by the following general official
order, the first made by General Kelton
since he assumed the office of Adjutant Gen
eral of the army.
Adjutakt General's Oitice,
WASHINGTON, Jane 8. 1SS9.
The following order of the President Is pub
lished for the Information and guidance of the
ExEUimva Mansion, June 7. 1S89.
In November, 1862, President Lincoln quoted
the words of Washington to sustain his own
views and annonnced in a general order that
"The President Commander in Chief of the
Army and Navy, desire3 an-1 enjoins
the orderly observance of the Sabbath by
the officers and men in- the military
and naval service. The Importance for man
and beast of the prescribed weekly rest the
sacred rights of Christian soldiers and sailors,
a becoming deference to the best sentiment or
a Christian people and a fine regard for the
divine will, demand that Sunday labor in the
army and navy be reduced to the- measure of
The truth so concisely stated cannot be too
foithf illy regarded, and the pressure to ignore
it is far less now than in the midst of war. To
recall the kindly and considerate spirit
of the orders issued by these great men
in the most trying times of onr history,
andVo promote contentment and efficiency,
the President directs that Sunday morning in
spection will be merely of tbedress and general
appearance with out arms and the more com
plete inspection under arms with all men pres
ent as required In 950, A. It, 18S9. will talce
place on Saturday. Benjamin Harrison;
By order of the Secretary or War.
J. C. Kextojt, Adjutant Generat,"
F0RAKER IN THE FIELD.
Ohio's Donxhty Governor Is a Candidate for
a Third Term.
ISrXCIAI. TXXXOKAM TO TKC DISPATCH.!
Columbus, O., June 8. The informa
tion is given out, on good authority, this
evening,, that Governor Foraker has
concluded to allow the use of
his name for Governor, and will
be s candidate fora third term. The devel
opments of the past few days have led" him
to the belief that he should make the sacri
fice under the pressure which is being
brought. He has" abandoned Senatorial
aspirations to be Governor, and will be a
candidate to succeed Sherman.
At the Democratic primaries thin evening
the delegates for Allen W. Thnrman for
Governor were defeated in nearly every dis
trict and in tbe ward where he lived. He
was opposed on tbe ground that he is not a
Democrat and for the stand which he took
against the tally sheet forsers in 183o.
Congressman Campbell secured a majority
oTthe delegates, and will undoubtedly be
nominated lor Governor.
GUILTY IU THE FIRST DEGREE.
The Nicely Brothers Are Convicted
Farmer Umberger's Mnrder.
UPICIAL TXLXOBAIt TO THX SIsrATCW.t
SomebSet, June 8. The jury fa the TJm
berger murder case came iato court this
saerniBCMtd readered s verdiet awiart Jos-
' eph aaffBaTid Nieely of sawder i the first
In the Wake of the
Flood and Its Rav
A FEARFUL JEOPARDY.
An Epidemic of Typhoid fe
ver and Kindred Sick- '
SURE TO BREAK OUT NOW;
M TU..UI.. tAflt RU.. U-
iiul a iiiuiuugiiiy reu man uiir-
THE SITUATION IS SERIOUS;
And Eyery Precaution is ;
Tnl-Pti in kxovi K 1
av v iX,Vi" "A
the Danger. - '
A SAB STATE OF AFFAttS
Citizens 3Inch Alarmed The Causes of the
Present Peril Necessities ot the Sana
tion Warm Weather and Bala Addto
m the Hazard Thanks of the Living; for tfiv
Efforts of Friends to AssUt Them Pre
pared for tbe Worst) and Expecting It-
An Unosnal Activity In Town At Least
1,000 Bodies That Can Never be Bo
I rnou a stajt cobbxsfoxdxxt.i
Joknsiowit, June 8. The warm weather,
which has set in with a vengeance, is ths
very worst thing that could have happened.
to Johnstown. While the weather remained
cool there was comparatively little illness.
is sick, and fears of a plague are heard oi
Nor is this fear confined to the people of
the valley. The medical medand scientists
alike share it, and all unite in dJbelief that
the next week will see almost, if otauite,
An Epidemic ol Typhoid Fever,
diphtheria, typhoid pneumonia and kindred1"
diseases in this already sorely afflicted city
of the dead.
The knowledge of this has thoroughly
terrorized the poor unfortunates, and has
Sew lork Correspondent a'
beyond a doubt frightened away many oft--them,
as well as hundreds of the relief corps'
who wonld otherwise have stuck to Johns
town to the end.
Strong men, who so far have held njo
under the strain, are beginning to be at:
tacked by all sorts of ailments, and it is ne
exaggeration to say tnat there is
Hardly a Tboroagbly Well Man .
in the entire Conemaugh Valley. All have)
been hit in some manner or other; Cramps. J
sick- headaches, and like complaints are
suffered by all, and quinine and whisky
have become the most precious articles ia
the world. Nearly everybody has a box of
pills, and the way they are being; taken to
ward off fevers is a caution. Fear has
Arrttting an Amateur Jhotographer.
ai-rarl 1i1j4 tF all anrl tViA nriwtlniflne rTcw
dare that this fact alone will tend to la-,
crease the fast) multiplying army of the sick
The Situation Extremely Serious. k ,
That the situation is serious none deny,'
hut how serious very few, aside.from the
members of the State and National Health?
Committees, appear to realize. Firstly
tbereis not a man, woman or child here w
is not thoroughly worn out; secondljffita?
great fall of rain, which has continued!?
intervals all week, has kept .the.-groa
moist and filled the air withBaai?
weI4 be aerate