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A fact significant of the anxiety pervading the officials at the
Vatican, as well as the Sacred College, is that Marquis Sacchelli,
the high steward of the palace, with his son as coadjutor, and
Comendator Mannucci, who directs the temporal affairs of the
Vatican, are continually in attendance, the last named having the
responsibility of the preparations regarding the summoning of a
conclaVe in the event of the Pope's death.
The condition of his Holiness at 1 1 o'clock last night, though
still grave, was not as serious as late in the afternoon. Dr. Lapponi
administered camphor-caffeine through the mouth, as one experi
ment of injection did not prove successful, Pope Leo saying he
could not bear it. The amelioration resulting from the camphor
caffeine was so marked that the Pontiff called first his nephews
and then his private secretary and adjusted some personal affairs
which are pending.
'Dr. Mazzoni and Dr. Lapponi said at that hour that the
danger of a catastrophe occurring during the night had been
averted. Indeed, they hoped that unless there were heart failure
they would be able to keep their august patient alive for a few
days longer, especialy if he would willingly consent to observe the
physicians-prescriptions. This, however, is the more difficult as
his Holiness preserves his full consciousness and argues and dis
cusses his doctors' prescriptions. The latter, fearing to excite
him by contradiction, are sometimes at jpIoss how to proceed.
Dr. Mazzoni last evening, on his return from the consulta
tion at Pope Leo's bedside, said : .
. "The situation this time is certainly really grave in view of
the great age of the patient and his state of extreme weakness.
However, the case is not yet desperate, especially with a man
having such unexpected reserves of energy and vitality, which, at
the age of 93, are, irfdeed, astonishing. The exact definition of
the Pope's illness is senile adynamic pneumonia, but his
Holiness has not the least idea that he is at
tacked by : any organic disease. In fact, he was not in bed
when- 1 went -to the Vatican, but was seated in his usual arm
chair,' where I am accustomed to see him every time I visit the
palace. He believes the oppression on his chest and the accom
panying difficulty of breathing are merely the results of extreme
power during the interregnum. Later the Cardinal himself went
to the Vatican and had a long conversation with Cardinal Ram
polla. It seems that Cardinal Oreglia will choose as his apartment
the rooms next to the hall in which the Pope usually receives the
congregations of the Cardinals, and which is called the Loggia of
Raphael, from the name of the painter.
Many members of the diplomatic corps called yesterday on
Cardinal Rampolla, including the French Embassador, all
anxiously asking for the latest news.
Baron von Rothenham, the Prussian Minister, showed Car
dinal Rampolla a telegram from the German Emperor expressing
the latter's deepest regret on learning of the Pontiff's illness and
the hope of a speedy recovery, and asking to be kept continually
informed by telegraph about the condition of his Holiness.
Cardinals Gotti, prefect of the propaganda, and Di Pietro,
the prodatary, both had long interviews with Cardinal Rampolla.
1 Evidence That There Is No Hope.
Patient Jtrgues With Physicians During
His Conscious Moments.
» JEW YORK, July 6.— The Rome Correspondent of the World
i/\ cables the follozving: Professor Mazzoni, the eminent sur
geon, who zvas called into consultation by Dr. Lapponi yester
day (Sunday) morning, said to the. World correspondent :
¦{In forty-eight hours all zvill be over, if not before. The body
is too frail and enfeebled to respond to any of the efforts made to
In the afternoon Professor Mazzoni said to the World cor
respondent: "I expect the catastrophe on Tuesday."
The Pope talked for tzvo hours yesterday afternoon with Car
dinal Oreglia, the Camerlingo, or papal chamberlain, about ar
rangements for the conclave, and it is rumored that Leo expressed a
preference for Cardinal Got Has his successor.
Leo gave injunctions to Cardinal Oreglia until he sank from ab
solute exhaustion. He seemed to be continuing to exhort Oreglia
about the government of the church as he lay almost unconscious,
his voice too weak to make his zvords distinguishable. Oreglia
then formally assumed the government of the church.
Continued on Page 2, Column 2.
Five hundred white men, heavily armed,
are ' marching through 'the streets ' of ' the
city where negroes are likely^ to be found.
Shots are heard constantly.
It is rumored that another negro has
been shot in First street\" '-*
Early" last night, when the mob that sur
rounded the Jail was told that the negro
murderer had been taken away,' a com
mittee composed of five citizens was se
lected to visit the Jail. The mob clamored
for the men,. b,u t the police ; refused to
grant the request. After being in the jail
The steel bars of the Jail windows could
not withstand the rain of blows from the
battering ram of the mob. At 1 o'clock
this morning the crowd swarmed in and
began a search for the murderer. Police
Captain Brennick tried to check their ad
vance by turning the hose upon them.
When he appeared at the window, holding
the nozzle, a rain of bullets was sent
through the window. The captain retreat
ed and no further attempt was made to
keep the mob out.
After the mob had been in the jail only
a few minutes, word was brought that a
gang of negroes was congregating at
Budd Fruit's saloon, at No. 415 Upper
Fourth street, and was' firing from win
dows and the roof upon the whites as
they passed. ¦
The mob immediately, decided to bom
bard It. A hundred or more armed men.
upon command, fell into* line and marched
from the jail up Fourth street into the
market square, halting in front of Fruit's
place. Negroes were, to be seen at most of
the windows, "but they quickly dispersed
on the arrivel of the mob. Then, upon
command of the leader, a volley of . 100
shots was fired into the building, com
pletely wrecking it. It was known at the
time that there were a large number of
negroes in the saloon. It Is blleved that
many of them were hidden In the large
buildings surrounding the saloon. Several
are reported shot, but no bodies have
been brought In. . ,
negroes are known to have been killed,
and the number of. dead may be .much
greater. One white boy has been killed
by a negro. Among a number of serious
ly wounded victims is a negress. Troops
have been called out and martial law will
be proclaimed. .
The riot started over the killing of a
patrolman by a negro, and later the kill
ing of the white Njv. The mob attacked
the jail and gained an entrance, but the
negro murderer of the patrolman had
been spirited away. Then thousands of
armed whites started in all directions in a
search for negroes. Mobs of blacks met
them at some points and there was
furious fighting, and the colored rioters
overran the poorly protected portions of
the city while the whites were congre
gated on the main streets.
Before the white mob had gathered a
company of negroes armed with rifles
marched through the streets threatening
to kill all whites. They broke into a
hardware store and secured all the arms
and ammunition. Three business men
were fired upon. Then the whites or
ganized for protection and declared they
would exterminate the ' negroes. First
they marched to the prison to lynch the
patrolman's slayer.
EVANSVILLE. Ind., July 6, 2 a. m.-
This city is in the hands of a mob. Two
Speclal Diepatch to The Call.
Bt Petersburg Embarrassed by Its
Embassador's Course.
LONJX)N, July 6.— The St. Petersburg
torrcspondent of the Telegraph says there
Is nervousness in official circles in regard
to the Far East, and especially in regard
to the failure of Count Cassini's diplo
matic it^thods to conciliate the United
etatcs. His frequent and at times Impru
dent recourse to the newspapers is con
sidered to have contributed to the pres
fcnt unsatisfactory relations. He is ac
cused of making too much of the petition
tn rejard to the Kishenev affair and too
Sttle of American policy in the Far East.
The Russian Government would have
.woked with relative equanimity. upon the
presentation of the petition, which binds
nobody, if in return & satisfactory un-
WASHINGTON. July 5.— The signifl
"eanee of the gathering of American war
chip; in the Gulf of Pechill becomes more
# r-rarent with the news that Russia has
not less than fifty vessels, including an
entirely new squadron. In that important
.body of Chinese water. While the con
• centraticn of the American naval contin
* gent fn this broad gulf was due primar
ily to the Navy Department's policy to
, keep all naval divisions engaged in
maneuvers, there can be no doubt that
.^this mobilization has a broader meaning
than speaks well for the foresight of
those in charge for the preparations for
any hostile contingency. To say that this
Government is anxious to have trouble
with" Russia over the Manchurian affair
•would be far beyond the fact, but it may i
be no exaggeration to assert that the ad
. ministration in Washington intends to
take even' precaution to protect the Far
Eastern interests in which It claims to
•have a share.
Bear .Admiral - Koblcy D, Eranr,- com*
mander in chief of the American naval
force on the Asiatic station, has recently
warned the Navy Department that, in his
. opinion, serious trouble is imminent in
China. When the department became
aware that the news of the receipt of
. such advices from Evans was known to
the press, it declined to make any etate
¦ ment, but the impression was conveyed
that the anxiety of Evans was with refer
•cr.ee to internal uprisings in the vicinity
of Canton and did not extend to a re
newal of the danger of foreign compli
ti,.ions over the choice territory farther
north, upon which some powers have
looked with longing eyes.
¦ But. considered In the light of more
recent knowledge, and the concentration
cf practically the whole of Evans' fleet
in the Gulf of Peehili. his feeling of con
cern assumes a clearer meaning. The
i extreme reticence of the naval authori
ty makes it Impossible to say whether
his warning of a coming storm was based
en unrest among the Cantonese or in
»formation of intended foreign aggression
in North China, but the suggestions made
by him all point to the latter as the mov
lug cause of his apprehension.
In addition to augmenting the Asiatic
rquadron with the new battle-ship Wis
consin the department is sending to China
the first-class cruisers Albany, Cincin
nati and Raleigh, and significance may be
found also in orders for the armored
cruiser New York, the cruiser Marble
head and the gunboat Bennington, under
the command of Rear Admiral Glass, to
the Aleutian Islands, ostensibly for a
cummer cruise. A glance at the map of
the North Pacific will show how sur
prisingly short is the distance between
the extreme end of the Aleutian group
end- the Gulf of PechHl. The advantage
cf having a squadron in the Aleutians in
•the event of international complications
in China would be very great Indeed.
Evans has in his fleet three separate
rquadrons. two cf them commanded by
Rear Admiral S. Philip Ccoper and Yates
Stirling, and the third, which is the most
formidable, by himself. The squadron
really a fleet— now in the Gulf of Pechill,
consists of the battleships Kentucky, Wis
consin end Oregon; the monitors Monad -
r.ock and Monterey; the cruiser New Or
leans, the gunboats Annapolis, Don Juan
tfe Austria, Helena, VIcksburg, Wilming
ton and Wompetuck. and will soon be
eupsented by the cruisers Albany and
'Cincinnati, now at Colombo, Ceylon, and
the cruiser Raleigh, now at Aden, Ara
bia—a total of fifteen ships, five of them
Special Dispatch to The Ca
Oakford Park is located three mjles
northwest of Greensburg and one mile
from Jeanette. The land embraced by.
the pleasure ground, one of the most de
lightful breathing spots j in the summer
time to He found between Altoona and
The rain continued to fall In torrents
and at 4 o'clock forty feet of the wall
of th« dam to the east gave way with a
crash. The flood beat down the rav..-.e
with a roar that was heard for two miles.
Half a mile down, at the Junction of the
Greensburg and Jeanette and park car
lines, the carbarns are located. The en
trance gates to the park were lifted, and,
v.ith the force of a pllcdriver, the large
posts were hurled by the waters against
the barn. Beyond was located the small
waiting-room, and on the track was
Etanding a car laden with people on their
way from Greensburg and Jeanette. The
electric storm had rendered the power
south of here useless and the motorman
was unable to move the car. The flood
struck the waiting-room, containing prob
ably a dozen persons. A number of them
struggled to a point of safety, but in the
excitement that followed it is not posi
tive how many were lost. The streetcar
was caught and swept into the creek and
was whirled and tumbled about. A num
ber of persons on the car Jumped off and
there are conflicting stories as to how
many were carried with the car.
Among those who were dashed into the
flood was C. M.^llcClaln of Greensburg,
an expert swimmer. Cries for help from
two unknown women brought McClain to
their side as they were struggling in the
water, and, seizing both about the waist,
he kept their heads above the water as
the {hree were carried in the direction of
Jeanette by the raging tide. The brave
fellow held to the women for a mile, and
th<-n, exhausted and ready to sink, he re
leased his hold and the women sank. It
was with the greatest difficulty that he
managed to get to the shore.
It is believed that fully ten persons who
were in the car were drowned. Standing
on the platform near the waiting-room
were a man and wife, whose names have
not been learned. When the flood cairn
the husband' escaped, but • the- wife was
carried away. It Is said that the couple
resided at Jeanette.
warned them to run to the hills. On both
Bides of the grounds there are high hills,
the park being located in a ravine about
a fourth of a mile wide and a mile long.
These protected from the rain did not
want to leave and not until McGrath and
his assistant entered each building in turn
and simply drove the crowds out into the
rain did they realize the danger.
Half an hour after the buildings had
been cleared of the crowds the waters
mounted the wall of the dam and within
five minutes a torrent five feet deep was
flowing the entire length of the wall. The
park or ravine, studded with buildings,
the merry-go-round, the laughing gallery
and other amusement places, were twisted
about and all but the dancing pavilion
and the large luncheon stand were
knocked from their foundations.
pleasure seekers, who had gathered un
der the roofs of the eating stands, the
merry-go-round, the theater, the dancing
pavilion and other buildings in the line
of the water, should the banks break, and
At 3 o'clock rain began to fall in tor
rents in the vicinity of the park. Half
an ho-or~ later' the" erouatoUrst~'*occurred-
The waters In the lake north of Oakford
Park began to rise and Manager James
McGrath, believing that there was dan
ger of a final break in the great walls of
the dam, hurried among the crowds of
GREENSBURG. Pa., July 5.-A water
spout of immense proportions, striking in
the vicinity of Oakford Park this after
noon, created a flood that caused great
loss of life and property. It is estimated
that at least fifty persons were killed,
and rumors place the number of dead at
more than 100: but up to a late honr
to-night only two or three bodies have
been recovered, they having been washed
to the banks of the little creek that runs
parallel with the park. The names of
those known to have been drowned are:
of Jeanette.
EDWARD O'BRIEN of Latrobe, an em
ploye of the Brown-Ketcham Company
JOSEPH EVERLY of Indianapolis. Ind.
LUCY CRUM of Jeanette.
two children of Greensburg.
HENRY FINK and wife of Jeanette.
.Washington Government Is
Determined to Check
the Czar.
Streetcar Laden With Pas
sengers Is Carried Away
by the Torrent.
- Formidable Fleet Now
;. ' in Command of
Waters Invade Park
Thronged by Sunday
Scores of Pleasure
Seekers Lose
to Russia in the
Indiana City Is in
the Hands of
Fighting Continues on
Streets Throughout
the Night.
Whites Declare They Will
Exterminate the Negro
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The Pontiff -is lying on a small • bed drawn" up to a window
overlooking the piazza.' of 'St:, Peter's. ; The only picture in ithe
room is an antique Madonna, and the sole ornament a great ivory
Crucifix.' ¦ *¦ ¦ v.- -:;.:_,,.;• - - ; ".• 'A \\ ; /. \ ' > '¦ />/ ;' • *
The interior- of the Vatican during; the early hours of -this
morning testifies ,to the conviction that the passing of Pope Leo is
very near." The courtyard of St. Darriaso- is filled with the car
riages of the Cardinals. Cardinal Satolli drove to Rome from
Frascati:iast, night, the beautiful carriage horses, covered with
dust and perspiration.; In .the cortile are drawn up the- carriages
o f the' Cardi nals and o f : many n otables. Servants and messengers
hurry across -the court with. bundles.of huge, wax tapers and with
the robes of the ecclesiastical "dignitaries who are v waiting : within
the palace. The; antechambers of the palace were all through the
night "j thronged' with princes of 'the {church, ': high noblemen and
members of 'the : diplomatic corps. Telegrams . of inquiry have
been received from several, of ,the monarchs of Europe.
TheiSwiss Guards, in their brilliant black; red and yellow
uniforms,- keep •pacrng'up and; down" before the portals, receiving
the inquiries withi their customary- imperturbable calmness.
Cardinal •'. Oreglia s . di -Santo Stefario - first sent his secretary
yesterday ;to; inquire arid -''lcjbk^fori the -apartment Syhich' 4 his "-Em-.
inence, r in his capacity/as Camerlarigo,: will"ocaipy;'after 4 -the de-'
mise of the Pope, when he" will take * the reins -"of ; the' .-Pontifical
State of Anxiety in Vatican.
-yv OME, ¦"jtily.6, [3 a. m.— "God's.; will be done. . Who would
Jft^have believed it, when only ten days ago 1 was presiding
a. public consistory?" murmured feebly Pope Leo as
he felt Himself sinking late last evening into a sleep which lasted
about three hours, until 'excruciating pain brought the dying
Pontiff back : to consciousness. He groaned and complained, j of
pains on botft sides of the thorax. .Tenderly; Dr. Lapponi, assisted
by Pope Leo's .valet, Pio Centra and the physician's second assist
ant, Di. Castro, lifted the f rail. fprm, and, changing^ his position,
succeeded in -giving the patient some relief.
Though -hovering on the brink of death, the.life : of the Pon
tiff is still, prolonged by means ¦' of strong 'stimulants/and jConcen
trated-'nourishment, and while he. is - still ..alive his . wonderful
vitality may again resist and conquer the attack of : this .illness.
Late last- evening, after the excitement.- of the .ceremony , of -.'.the
last sacrament- was over; the Pope; seemed less restless, partly
soothed by 'the .'religious service 'and partly by a dose of chloral
which was 1 given him in considerable quantity.
Last Sacrament H Administered to the
v Fast-Failing pontiff.
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