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NOVELETTE v* for every reader Z'l. mnFK ' j S* Wt&M mm ^ Sunday Morning News Sunday Morning News ♦“T-----♦ ♦-*--♦ : Lt yVOL l NO. 8ft = PKICE TWO CENTST“ last riTnit, j ADEATHBEDSIGNATURE Tom Ryan’s Interest in the Park House Given Away at a Secret Conference. THE DOLLAR BILL OF SALE. Was He Improperly Influenced to Make It?—A Suit to Set It Aside. The fact that Counselor M. T. Newbold Is about to institute proceedings to set aside the biU of sale by which Tommy Ryan, while he was dying at his home, surrendered his interest in the Park House and in Pat Hayden’s old saloon on Eighth street, to Billy Madden, his part ner, for a dollar,, brings to the surface a story of much interest. Madden and Ryan were known to all the sporting fraternity hereabouts, and the Park House became, under their man agement, the most noted resort in the county for sporting men. A little dash of religious disagreements invests the narra tive with a peculiar interest, and the will, if no novel question of law is involved in the contemplated proceedings, will be cnougli to command the attention of the lawyers. A MYSTERIOUS VISIT. When Madden and Ryamwent into part nership together, six or eight years ago, it was as equal partners. Ryan was stricken with consumption a year or tswo ago, and died recently. While he lay on his death bed Madden was a frequent visitor at the house. luuuigm/ uciuic uis ueaiu nemj Lembeek visited the house one day with Madden. They went into the sick man’s room, after, as she alleges, forbidding Mrs. Ryan to intrude'upon them, and had a half hour’s consultation with him. Ryan died soon after and it was found that his will made hi!s father, Thomas Ryan, a well-to-do grocer on Park avenue, Hoboken, executor of' his estate and guardian of his children. He had an in surance of $8,000 upon , his life, but his children alone were the beneficiaries, and the only provision made* for Mrs. Ryan’s support was that which might be made out of his interest in tin*Park House and the Eighth street saloon. The elder Ryan waited upon Mr. R. Madden and asked for an accounting as to these properties, and Madden surprised him by Hashing before hiu eyes a bill of sale by which Ryan parted with them for the trifling consideration os' a single dol lar, and Mr. Ryan learned that his son had signed the document \at the time when Madden and Commissioner Lem beck made their mysterious visit to his room. The elder Mr. Ryan consulted with Counsellors John Linn and Newbold about commencing suit to have the instrument set aside, but delay has been occasioned by the fact that there is no money in the estate to pay the cost of the proceedings. SISTERS OF CHARITY AND MASONS. This delay has given opportunities for the growth of ill humor between the widow and her father-in-law, and the con test presents just now the aspect of a three-cornered contest for the possession of the dead man’s property. Ryan had been neared in the Catholic faith, but he was /so little a churchman that he married bSs wife with the full knowledge that she- was a Protestant and Sermitted her to bring her children up in er belief, and himself was so active in Masonic circles that ihe rose to the thirty second degree in thqm. Whim he lay in the last stages of his disease kind hearted members of the ord er watched over him till the elder Ryan land Madden insisted upon having the Sisters of Charity at his bedside, and then tfce Miasons retired, and the other influences surrounded him so completely that before die end arrived he renounced Masonry altogether. These religious differences had led during his lifetime to trouble between Ryan and his wife, and’ehe was once in carcerated in a lunatic asylum on his com plaint. They are presumed, too, to have prompted him to take tke control of her little ones out of her hands and to in duce him to make his father their guardian. They undoubtedly fled to estrangements, after his death, bet Ween his father and his wife; and Mrs. Rylan, who was inter viewed in Hoboken a /day or two ago, de clared that in oppoflition to her wishes her children are fore ed to go to parochial schools, and to attend the Catholic service. So strict is the eld tr Mr. Ryan in this particular that he hi ts found much fault with Mrs. Ryan this iweek for not sending the children to churck last Sunday, and she fears that in thei end he wifi take them away from her. They are now in her care at her home,; No. 26 Bloomfield street, Hoboken, and bv order of the Court Ryan allows he r $50 per month out tVia inoiivonnn - port. WHY THE SUIT 'WAS DELAYED. It has been suspected by Mrs. Ryan’s family that Mr. Ryan’s delay in institut ing the proceedings t* i set uslde the bill of sale is due to these dif ferenees. Mrs. Ryan would be the main, beneficiary, and her father-in-law is presumed to be indiffer ent to her welfare! Rut Lawyer New bold says this is not*so. “One reason,” he quid, in a conversation he had with me yesterday, "why the suit has not been begun is that there is no money of the deajcl man’s to pay the ex penses. Another is thajt we do not want to go into court! unprepared. A safe ground to go into; count is with proofs that the bill of safe was gotten by fraud. So far, we have/nothing in that line to offer. The fact that es-Mayor Collins drew the bill of, saie/and advised it gives rise to the presumption that there was no fraud. THE BILL OF! SALE EXPLAINED. “And Mr. Maddfen makes a reasonable explanation concerning it. The bill of sale recites that 0t is made'because Mad den supplied all! the money that started the pair in business, and, because it had been discovered that he had overdrawn Ills allowance about frt.OUO. Madden says that the books show the overdraft to be a> fact, and that Ryan, in consideration of it, and of the fact that he had put no money in the business, was easily persuaded that a(relinquishment of his partnership interest^or a nominal con sideration was the fair thing for him to do. Mr. Lembeck, who saw the bill of sale signed, says that nh pressure was put upon Ryan, nor any adfvuutage taken qf him, but that everything done in the se cret conference was square. “Madden has further disarmed suspi cion by allowing us the freest access to the books; and assisting its in every possi ble way with our investigations. But, then, even if Ryan may seem to have overdrawn his allowance, how do we know that he did not use it< to make good the books the firm of Madden & Ryan backed on the race course? VALUE OF THE PROPERTY. “The two properties In dispute are worth $12,000 at the lowest calculation. It seems unreasonable to suppose that Ryan would give up his interest in them so readily. It is as unreasonable to sup pose that he would, by so injudicious a surrender, leave his wife penniless. Both Mrs. Ryan and her family say that at the time he signed the paper Ryan was ut terly unfitted by disease to transact any business and was in that state of mental and physical weakness that made him amenable to any influence to which he was subjected. At any rate,” Mr. New bold continued, “I think that the instru ment would be set aside because of his condition, and the fact that those upon whom he might have relied for guidance and advice were excluded from tne room at the time. ” MR. STOHR MAY SUE. Adam Stohr, Mrs. Ryan's father, was waiting upon a host of customers when I called on him yesterday afternoon at his butcher shop, No. 217 Pacific avenue, Lafayette, but he stopped to talk with me. He said that it was not true that Ryan had put nothing into the business with Madden. He himself gave Ryan $450 and Mrs. Ryan gave him $150, making *600 in all, to put in the business. He said that the elder Ryan had abused Mrs. Ryan so badly that the neighbors had offered her protection; that Ityan is now caviling about a cheap watch and a ten cent pin that the son left, and that unless Mr. Newbold begins suit soon to set aside the bill of sale, he will have it commenced at his own expense. MRS. RYAN’S STORY. “When my husband was sick,” said Mrs. Ryan to an interviewer Tuesday, “and was closeted with friends, I was always requested to leave the room. Mr. Madden used to visit him at all hours of the night, and their conversation was ex clusively private. I am certain that my husband was incapable of transacting business for three weeks before he died. “The Saturday before his death Mad den visited him with Mr. Lembeck. It was then the bill of sale was signed. My husband was dreadfully taken advantage of during his illness, and several persons claimed money from him which he did not owe them, and he paid them. Several things were taken away, among them being all his jewelry, with the exception of his watch and a diamond pin. A check for $82, which was lying ou the bed, was also taken. The watch and pin I gave to my father for safe keeping while I was moving. Since his death I nave given up to Mr. Ryan, Sr., all my husband’s prop erty and have nothing except some furni ture left. am j iiuooivuu »uo ci iuaouu ami «* vcuvuu lie, but during his life did not live up to any church observances. He received the rites of the Church a few days before he departed this life. I am a Protestant, and have brought up my children in my belief. Despite my wishes, and those of my three children, their guardian has had them taken to a Catholic school, which they dislike, and I seem to have no rem edy in the matter. Last night Mr. Ryan came up to my rooms and requested me to hand over to him what property I had belonging to my late husband. I told him that I had nothing. He accused me of having given them to my father. He spoke very violently and behaved very coarsely and roughly. He was so rude that I had to request my father to be present at our next meeting.” Mrs. Ryan further said that all her hus band’s relatives were struggling to take his property away from her, but she was willing if they would only leave her with her children. There was a sum of $8,000 left to the children by an insurance policy and she had been appointed custodian of them. She is helped by her father. One of her legs is artificial below the knee and she cannot work. She related the story of her banishment to the Snake Hill lunatic asylum by her husband and his friends when she was delirious from white swellings of the leg and childbed fever. She was there for two years and was discharged owing to the strenuous efforts of her father to ob tain her release, and she said that Dr. King, of Snake Hill, will testify to the fact that she was not insane at all. MIS. IiYAN’S STORY. When I told Mr. Ryan what his daugh ter-in-law said he grew very excited. “She is a liar,” he said. “If you want to know the whole story, it is this:—Mrs. Ryan and her father, that is the man who keeps the meat shop somewhere in Lafayette, are trying to obtain possession of the prop erty. They won’t get any of it!” When Mr. Ryan’s excitement was over I saw him again and asked him why he sent the children to a Catholic school against their mother’s wishes, and what power was vested in him to dispute the mother’s wishes about the matter. He said that he just proposed the matter and then entered their names upon the regis ter, but he thought that Mrs. Ryan acqui esced in his actions. THE GOOD WORK BEGUN. A Hoboken Minister Starts a Summer-Home-for tlie-Poor Fund. A country homo for the sick poor was the object of an interesting fair given last night in the lecture room of the Holy In nocents Church, Hoboken, by the Girls’ Friendly Society. The Rev. Mr. Moftat was there, and explained that the idea was taken from The Jersey City News, and that, so far, his efforts had been at tended with remarkuble success. “Since the few days ago that the Jersey City paper commenced its strong cham pionship of the poor,” said Mr. Moffat, “we have collected over $700 among the small congregations of our small churches. We hope to have three times the amouut before another week, and will conclude arrangements for one or other of the placos we are negotiating for.” “The paper deserves credit for its flglit, and before the summer is through you will see good results,” he added. “The plan in my mind is to hire a large house far away in the country, where we can get some pasture land, in order to keep cows, chickens and a few sheep. The sisters will be in charge, and if we come across a case of sickness or extreme pov erty, where change of air is needed, we take them In charge.” The room, which was a large one, was was well decorated, and a lot of fancy and useful articles were placed for sale. There were large tables filled with candies, refreshments, ornaments and other arti cles, each attended by three or four girls in white dresses. A very handsome silk patchwork and embroidery quilt was also for sale. It had been worked by the nimble fingers of the girls. The ladies in charge were the Misses Fwaddell, Kuckens, Wild, Husch, Spanberg, Jones, Montague, Schumann, Ebbers, Dorman, Dodd and Mrs. Peor. Unfortunately, at about half-past nine a window shade was blown in contact with a gaslight and caught fire, but was immediately extinguished. Drivers and Conductors Contribute. The Hudson County Surface Railroad Employees’ Association has contributed 125 for the benefit, of the Johnstown suf terers, thus setting an example that lould be worthily followed by the other abor organizations. _ O'Reilly's Excelsior Oat Tonic. The best nerve and brain tonic in the world. Hotels, druggists, grocers and saloons sell It, or send to the manu facturers for it. 8S19 and 881 Newark ave., Jersey City*.* A DOSE OF LAUDANUM. Miss Laura Schroeder Gets Poison for a Cholera Mixture. DRUGGIST DAKIN’S MISTAKE. Quick Work Saves the Woman’s Life and She Is Now Recovering. Miss Laura Schroeder, a saleswoman in Charles S. Furst’s store on Newark ave nue, had a narrow escape from death yes terday morning. She was given a dose of laudanum instead of a cholera mixture. Miss Schroeder complained of feeling ill yesterday, and a friend went to Dakin’s drug store, at Henderson street and New ark avenue, to obtain some Sun Cholera Mixture. Mr. Dakin was busy wheu the lady entered, but he dropped his work and filled the order. After Miss Schroeder had taken the mixture she became drowsy and some one who smelled of the bottle said that it con tained laudanum. Dr. Rector was hastily summoned, and Miss Schroeder’s friends walked her up and down the floor to keep her awake. The Doctor said she had taken lauda num, and he prescribed emetics. He then ordered the young lady to be taken to her home, and this morning she was pronounced to be out of danger. Dr. Rector, when 1 asked him about the mistake, said that there was about two grains of opium in the dose Miss Schroe der took, and while a single grain would, In most cases, prove fatal] the young lady was in no danger as she was treated in time. Dr. Rector further said that as he under stood the matter, the druggist keeps his laudanum bottle next the bottle contain ing the Sun Cholera Mixture, and being a very near sighted man he took the laud num by mistake. Druggist Dakin’s explanation of the affair is that he keeps two kinds of cholera mixture and made a mis take, giving the young lady one kind which contains a little more opium thuu the Sun mixture. He says that he has been in the drug business twenty-two years and never hud anything like this happen luifnro Comment of Prominent Men on! the Appointment. Colonel Dickinson has been appointed Postmaster, and Colonel Dickinson’s friends are correspondingly jubilant. But a g od many people are not satis fied at all. Among them are the friends of Mr. John G. Gopsill, Mr. Kelly’s prede cessor in the office. The democrats are naturally jubilant over the fact that a good and honest ad ministration of the civil service is evi dently not intended by the government, though they are sorry to see Mr. Kelly ousted from an office he has filled to the satisfaction of every Jersey Citizen. I asked Mayor Cleveland what he thought of the appointment when he reached his office this morning. “Well,” said he, “sneaking as a demo crat, I am very much pleased. In view of the Federal; government’s having ap pointed a partisan republican postmaster before the expiration of Mr. Kelly’s term, no one can find any fault if every position under the municipal government is filled with a democrat. When the Supreme Court decides in favor of the new charter, which will be early next week, the places now held by republicans will be filled with democrats from the top to the bot tom. DEMOCRATIC VICTORY IN 1892. “This is only an additional proof that the cry of the Republican party for reform in the civil service—of which it has al ways been the avowed champion—means nothing in practice. It makes it even more plain than it was before that any man who may be nominated by the Demo cratic party in 1892 will be elected. Then they can blame themselves for the sweep ing out of the offices.” Mr. Roderick B. Seymour, the Corpora tion Attorney under the old charter, said that the nomination was no surprise to him. “It was fully expected,” said he. “There was scarcely anybody who op posed it. I know more than one business man who signed the application of Mr. Gopsill whohoped that Colonel Dickinson would get the appointment. I do not ‘ know why they signed the application un less it was to please some of their frieDds. “If Mr. Gopsill had not made the first , move, Mr. Kelly would not have been dis- , turbed at the present time. As soon as Mr. Kelly was appointed, which was not j until the expiration of Mr. Gopsill’s term, | Mr. Gopsill began an attempt to under- , mine his successor. He was unsuccessful, , but when the new administration came into power it was quite evident that he , would be appointed to Mr. Kelly’s place , UUlcsa ouuic uuc wppu.icu mui, iu*. a iuson’s appointment is the result of the opposition that was developed to Mr. Gopsill.” WHAT MR. GOPSILL SAYS. Mr. John G. Gopsill, who was Mr. Kelly’s predecessor in the postoflice, said that he was not at all surprised at Colonel • Dickinson’s appointment, but that his friends had expected that he would get the place himself. “I told the President and the Depart ment that I had nothing to say if Mr. Kelly was to be continued in office until 1 the expiration of his term,” said he; “but ' I said that I wanted to be Postmaster if any change wras made. It is utterly false that I tried to have Mr. Kelly removed by the lastadministration. There lias been perfect harmony between us from the time of Mr. Kelly’s appointment, and I could not have tried to oust Mr. . Kelly during a Democratic administra tion. Mr. Kelly made an excellent Post- , master, though he made one or two bad , appointments, and I would have hud nothing to work upon, even if I had had . the will.” i This did not agree very well with wliat ; Mr. Seymour had said, and I went over to i see Mr. Siegfried llainmerschlag. He ; said that he was very sorry that Mr. , Gopsill had not been appointed, and that i he did not believe that Mr. Gopsill had tried to have Mr. Kelly dismissed from j office under the last administration. THE NEW POSTMASTER TALKS. Colonel Dickinson did not know that he i had been appointed until I told him so yesterday, but said that he had been ex pecting to hear of it any day. "I never had any real doubt of it,” said he, “and when 1 round that Major Pang born was actively opposing me, what ( small question there was in my mind was < entirely dispelled. “I do not know just when I shall take i charge, but I shall not be in any hurry. It i will take some little time to get things ar- i ranged so as to change from one office to the other.” I asked the Colonel how many men he expected to bounce, Mr. Kelly having re moved but one. “I haven’t the faintest idea,” said he. 1 “I don’t know any more about the post ( office than you do. I shall not remove i anyone quite yet.” Mr. John H. Kelly, the present Post ==========» | CHILDREN’S DAT. I ODAY’S UNDAY School Parades. FOR FULL REPORT SEE JERSEY. CITY MS OF TOMORROW. = master, was not surprised at the appoint ment, though he had heard nothing of it. “If I have been removed because I am a democrat,” said he, “I am proud of it. i have done my duty in office, und my re moval is entirely political.” It is a singular coincidence that Mr. Kelly was Colonel Dickinson’s predecessor in the Comptroller’s office. IS IT AN EXPOSURE? STRANGE THINGS SAID TO HAVE COME OUT IN THE CRONIN CASE. The Chicago “Tribune” Traces Alexander Sullivan’s Trip Abroad, and the A), leged Misuse of Money Kutrusted to the "Triangle”—The Cronin Trial Committee. Chicago, June 6, 1889.—The Tribune this morning says that some rich develop" ments were brought out at the conference yesterday afternoon and evening in Coroner Hertz’s office. Banker Smith’s books were examined with a view of trac ing the source and disposition ot the large sum, said to be $85,000, that came into the hands of Alexander Sullivan in 1881. The money was spent partly in speculation and partly in personal expenses. Sullivan went abroad soon after it was spent, and it was there he obiained the 5100,000 additional which was used by Les ter & Co. for purposes of speculation. Dr. Cronin’s papers will be presented to the jury today to show where the $100,000 lame from. The treasurer of the Irish revolutionary fund resided at the time in Paris. Sullivan, so the story goes, went :o this man and demanded $100,000. The treasurer had not this amount of secret society funds. He was at the time cus todian of other funds, however. The trustees of those funds were nenrly ill in jail in Ireland at the time. Only tme was out of jail. He was a revolution ist of the extreme type. He is said to have mgnnlzed the Phoenix Park murders, or to have nssisted in that vile crime. The American “Triangle” man made his icquaintance, and induced him to bring measure on the revolutionary treasurer to sorrow from his other fund to make up the $100,000. The money came to the New York bank through a Paris banker. That was proved yesterday. Dr. Cronin’s papers will be •end today in corroboration. Among the papers, it is said, is an ibstract of testimony presented by the ‘No 1” of the Phoenix Park murderers, ihowing that the treasurer in Paris was loinpelled to give up the money to the Chicago “Triaugle” man. The effect of the presentation of these mpers, it is said, will be to blast the lareer of a hitherto prominent Irish Vmerican, not a resident of Chicago, and t is feared that the expose may also do nuch damage to the Irish Home Kule novement. The other papers of Cronin will further show that the Chicago “Triangle” during he six or seven years of their evil rule iquandered $350,000 of secret society ’unds. The local treasurer of the Clan m-Gael will testify as to the disposition if certain local funds. It is probable that Larry Buckley in his >wn defense will also seek to go on the itand. The accusations made against him yesterday are most serious. Not only has le himself been a violent denouncer of Jr. Cronin, but all his friends, Jordan. VIoss, Beggs, &c., have been so. His credentials to Le Caron, his speeches igainst Cronin, his chairmanship of the committee that “tried” Cronin, etc., all leed a pretty exhaustive explanation. The 'Tribune continuing says the lomuiittee of the Cronin “trial” consisted >f Lnrry Buckley, theu an Klection Com nissioner’s deputy; Frank Murray, abar ender anil saloonkeeper, now residing at Chicago Avenue Police (3ourt about that ime; Henry Le Caron, alias Beach, the Iritish spy, and Dan Coughlin, the ex letective, now charged with the murder >f Dr. Cronin. There was a sixth member, but the I'rihune’a informant could not place him. The charges were preferred by one Dan 3rown, a policeman appointed through he "Triangle’s” influence. This iist will urnish witnesses for the Coroner. A ilentiful field of investigation will thus >e opened up. P. O. Sullivan. Coughlin and Woodruff, vere arranged before Judge Williamson yesterday morning on the indictment bund last Saturday, which was an unendment of the first one found, the :hange being the addition of the words ‘and others unknown” to the names of he three men. All pleaded not guilty. Mrs. McAlpIne’s Sudden Death. Mrs. Mary McAlpiue was found dead in ler room in her boarding house, No. 885 3rami street, last evening. She appeared o be in her usual health and spirits 'l’ues lay evening when she retired, about ten (’clock. She did not leave her room yesterday, md as the day advanced her continued ibsence alarmed the occupants of the muse. Several times attempts were made o arouse her, but, receiving no response, it six o’clock last evening it was con •luded to break open the door. When his was done the body, fully dressed, was (Hind lying on the floor near a chair, with ill the appearance of having fallen from he chair. Mrs. MeAlpine was about forty •ears of age and is supposed to have died (f heart disease. A Murdered Marchioness. By Cable to the United Preet. Brussels, June (1,1889.—The Marchioness le Chastoler, belonging to one of the ildest of the noble families of Belgium, vas found murdered in her bed at her esidence, Chateau Moulbaix, at Mons, his morning. The crime has created ;reat excitement. The Chance Shot Killed Him. Fred Keppler, the boy who was acci lentally shot In Greenville on Sundny iy young Ganong W. Hoe, died at the Jitv Hospital this morning. The body is low at Speer’s morgue. Bexcham’s Fills curs bilious and nervous ills. Latest Estimate of Lives and Property Lost in the Flood. A WOMAN’S PITIFUL STORY. She Watched the Water Slowly Creep Over Her Husband and Could Not Help Him. Johnstown, Pa., June 6, 1S89.—The ios of life by the floods in the towns of Mins eral Point, Eranklinborough, East Cone" maugb. Wood Vale, Kernville, Cambriai Minersville, Morrellville, Sheridan and Coopersdale, which, with Johnstown, con stitute the string of communities In the di rect path of the flood, is about 2,000, and the loss of property about $6,000,000. The loss of life at Johnstown proper Is but ittile more than a guess. It was too large a place for anybody to know, every body and the survivors are so scattered that the registration of the Uving, which has reached 12,000 in the district, indicates nothing. The loss in the smaller towns is obtained from leading men in each, who have in a measure got their heads again, and are able to think with some coolness. In detail the loss falls as follows:— Lives. Property. Mineral Point. 16 $100,000 East Conemaueh and Franklin. 38 120,000 Woodvale. 300 3.500.000 Johnstown and Millvale. 7,000 18,000,000 Kernville. 700 300,000 Cambria. 1,000 750,000 Minerville. 8 35,000 Morrellville. 1 10,000 Sheridan and Coopersdale..None 75.000 Pennsylvania Railroad. — 10,000,000 Total. 9,063 $32,890,000 P. E. Chapin, of Washington, who built the Gautier Steel Works and up to Janu ary, 1888, was geueral superintendent of the Cambria Iron Works at Johnstown, said, Inst evening:—"The loss sustained in round numbers I should think would reach $30,000,000. I doubt if tweuty years will enable the valley to recover from the awful shock, which is almost too horrible to realize.” W. S. Steele, secretary of the West morelanu ami Cambria Natural cas com pany, said: “Our company alone cannot replace its plant which has been washed out for less than 8175,000.” Postmaster Bauman of Johnstown, who knew every building in it anil is a stock holder in a large number of manufactories and mercantile concerns in the valley, said:—“I think that *20,000.000 will be found a very low estimate of Johnstown’s financial loss. I am trustee for the larg est estate in Johnstown, and know what I am talking about when I make this estimate.” _ THE FLOOD’S CRUEL WORK. Frank Davit’ Fate Came Slowly VVliil° Hit Wife Looked On. Steubenville, Ohio, June 6,1880—Mrs’ Frank Davis and her two children have arrived home from Johnstown with the body of her husband, who was employed there. Mrs. Davis and her children went to visit him last week and stayed at the house of a friend named Hamilton, where Davis boarded. During Friday water came into the house and all were busy moving things to the upper floor. When the deluge came they were in the third story and the house was carried against a brick block and was partly broken up, but stuck fast. Davis’ foot cot crushed in between the timbers and he was held fast. Every effort was made to release him, but to no avail. With one child clinging to her neck and the babe on her shoulders, Mrs. Davis worked des perately, but the fastened foot could not be extricated and the water continued to rise. Men dived down into the water to see what held the foot. The water reached Davis’ mouth aud he held back his head. Mrs. Davis laid her babe in the water and pulled with renewed energy. The debris came pouring in and upon them, striking them on every side. The water came up to her husband’s nose, aud while, with brave energy, Mrs. Davis attempted to rescue him, she never lost sight of her children, who, at times, she held above her head to keep them from drowning. Then the roof was taken off the build ing, the floor lifted up and floated down against another building, where it lodged, and Mrs. Davis and her children were rescued. STILL FINDING TIIE BODIES. The Number of the Corpses Recovered Now Exceeds 3,000. Johnstown, Pa., June 6, 1889.—Two hundred and forty-six bodies were found yesterday, of which the majority have been identified. This swells the list to 3,113 bodies. Out of a total population of 1,030, at Woodvale, 607 are known to have been saved, making the loss of life about 50 per cent, of the subrne rged portion of the village. It is estimated that the number of or phans in the Conemaugh Valley will be about 500. They ure being removed to central points, where they can be found in case they are inquired for. St. Mark’s P. E. Church lost 27 out of a membership of 150. Hector A. P. Diller, wife and two children were drowned. Their new church building lias dis appeared. Measles has broken out among the children to an alarming extent. Typhoid fever is making its appearance, while the prevalence of pneumonia is causing much uueasiuess. Nearly 3,000 men were at work yester day clearing away the wreckuge and de bris of ruined buildings in the yards of the greut works of the Cambria Iron Com pany. Since the arrival of Vice President Stackhouse from Philadelphia there lues been a feeling of generul confidence that was not experienced before. Yesterday additional evidence of the go-ahead spirit of the company was furnished when L. h. Smith, ot the Gautier mill, which was entirely swept away, wrote this notice:— “All Gautier employees ure requested to report on the 0th at niue a. in. for work.” The order for the Gautier Mills has a two-fold object. One Is to have the men report in order to learn wlmt men of the company’s force are still alive, and the other is to restore contidence. It is possi ble, too, that the men may be paid off. Tiie monthly payroll of the Gautier Mill was $23,000. In tiie mill about fifteen hundred men were employed. ROBERT MILLER'S ESCAPE. A Former Resident of This City Tells His Story of the Flood. Among those who suffered at Johns town, but escaped,is young Robert Miller, well known while he lived here in this city. He escaped with his wife and child but his mother-in-law and two children met death in a singular manner. While sitting on the Woodvale Bridge, he says, he saw a dark object up the river. ’ Over it was a white mist, with a dark, smoky background. Knowing in stinctively that the dam had burst, he ran to his home in Woodvale, and with his family fled to the hills for safety, i “Hut,” he says, “we were not quick enough. The water came over the flat and our flight, was cut off. My wife aud myself climl>ed into a coul cur with one of the children. I put two more of the children into the car and looked around for the two others. My mother-in-law was even then crawling under the car witli the little ones. The train was sud denly pushed forward by the flood and slie was knocked down and crashed, so were my children by the same shock. My wife and children in the car were thrown down and covered with coal. I was taken off by the water, but I swam to the car and pulled them from under a lot of coal. A second blow to the train threw onr car against the hillside and ns out of it to Arm earth. I never saw my two children and mother-in-law after the flood first struck the train of coal cars.” .Supplies Can Be Sent Free. F. L. Herrick, manager in this city of Weils, Fargo & CompanyTs Express, gives notice that the company is ready and willing to call at any part of Hoboken, Greenville or Jersey City for goods to be sent to the Johnstown sufferers free of charge. The scholars of Xo. 12 school have thus far raised $80 for the Johnstown sufferers.* RELIEF FOR JOHNSTOWN Bundles of clothing from T. C. Long, Matthew F. Fallahee, Mr. F. W., Mrs. Edison, Jonn Clos, Marshall, Ball & Co., 25 suits; Min. John Edel stein, C. M. Kessling, W. W. Lud wig, Charles Lehman and T. H- Tower, R. A. S., $5; Thomas F. Watson, $3; George W. Jones, $1; Edward Howard, $1; P. T. Bates, $1; N. R. Ladd, $1; George Duncan, $1: William \on Diemar. $1; C. If. Disbrow, 50c.; W.Hiliard, 50c.; W. Watson, $1; J. A. Beil. $1; R. R. Schenck, $2; W. Arnold, 50c.; Myles Sweeney,$1; Charles Axit, $1; Fred Harvey, 50c.; A. Leiber, $1; J. Q. Adams, $1; James P. Reilly, $1; James Reed, fi; John Rehill, $i; Patrick Hall, 50c.; Patrick Glainer, 50c.; Patrick Casey, 50c.; Terrance Sweeney, $ 1; Thomas Broderick, 50c.; Patrick Donlin, 50c.; John Donney, $1; Thomas Donney, 50c.; James Burns, 50c.; Patrick Hines, $2: Frank Hackett, $1; John Donovan, 50c.; William Mack, 50c.; Bart Hennessy, 50c.; Thomas Mulloy, $50c.: Mrs. E. Griffiths, $3.50; George L. Bettcher, $5; John Douglass & Son, $5; Miss J. 8. Pearsall, $10; Thomas F. Bray, $10; Thomas Ogden, $5; Theo dore F. Morris, $5; John T. Edwards. $5; Cars callen & Cassidy. $50; John Mullins & Co., $200; Samuel W. Stilsing, $13; C. H. Slater. $5; D. Weginau, $25; The King's Daughters of the Central Avenue Reformed Church, $1-1: Colgate and Co., $250; C. F. Rooney. $5: Dr. G. D. Saltonstall, $2; First National Bank, $250; E. F. C. Young, $50; ThomaaN.GopsiU.$50;ex-Govenkor J.D.Bedle,$25; George W. Conklin. $10; John W. Amberson, $10; A.T.Wallace, $10: H.and II.. $10: R. M.Packer,$5; Captain F. Davey, $10: Martin Kelly. $1; John Morrow. $2: Janies R. Roche, $10: John Wliee land, $15; James Crandall. $5; Alderman Jewkes, $10; B. Fielden, $5; John Pearson. $5; Garwood Ferris, $5; William IsbiUs, $5; Mr. Bunnell, $1; William V. Garrison, $5; Lewis Stevens, $5; Thomas Harrington, $5; A. H. Furman, $25; Clairmont Lodge. Knights of Honor, $10; Geo. Wells & Sons, $10; Dr. A. Kirsten, $5; John McManus. $1; L. H. Vultee, $1: John M. Schmidt, $l: W. Dear, $1: Cash. $1; Mrs. H. L. Cramner, $10; A Sympathizer, $2; J. W. H.. $10; C. Webber, $5; C. L. Bradley, $5; H. Farmer, $5; Cash Spottswood, $5: L. Broderick, $10; H. Louderbough, $5; P. F. Donnelly, $lo; D. Muller, $2; Woodward. Sherwood & Co., $25; Second National Batik, $250: Mrs. Hogencump, $50: Ed. Hope. $25; Public School No. 12, $80; R. C. Fesseden, $5. Total.$1,764.0° Previously reported. 4.C60.G5 Grand total. $5,824.65 Sight drafts ordered to Conemaugh Valley, June 0, noon, $5,000. THE GRAND JURY AND THE WARDEN. Golonel Grimes Has Some Visitors at Snake Hill. The charges of Freeholder McDonough of Jersey City, against Colonel Grimes, the Warden of the Penitentiary at Snake Hill, and the complaints of the keepers that the meat given to the prisoners was unfit for use, caused the Hudson County Grand Jury—simultaneously with the suggestion of The Jersey City News that it be done—to visit the county in stitu'ion, yesterday. Grand .Jurors Grown, Curran, Smith and Mallouc took an active part in the investigation. Colonel Grimes stated that the keepers were in the habit of absenting themselves without consulting him, and that he could do nothing to prevent it. He as serted that the meat was as good ns could be procured, and complimented the con tractor. He said that it was impossible for bad meat to get into the institution, as he him self personally inspected it before letting it pass. County Superintendent Gannon, and Dr. King, of the Lunatic Asylum, con curred in saying that the meat was excel lent. Although it is against the rules of the Penitentiary for uuderkeepers to release prisoners without the consent of the Warden, Grand Juror Curran was informed that it is frequently done. While going over the books Mr. Curran found that which led him to believe that Keeper James Wad dick had received pay for eighty days, during which he had not once been at Snake Hill. THE CHARTER DECISION THIS WEEK. Tlie Supreme Court Also Announces the County ltoad Hill Constitutional. Special to the Jersey City News. Trenton. June 6, 1889.—Today was opinion day in the Supreme Court, and lawyers from all over the State were in The decision of chief interest is that de claring the Hudson County Road bill constitutional. This act was passed two years ago, but some question was raised concerning it. The fear that doubt might prevent the negotiation of bonds with which the boulevard is to be built, prompted a friendly suit in court to try the questions. The decision that the hill is constitutional is the result. Chief Justice Beasley says the charter decisiun will probably not be filed this week. Among the other decisions rendered was one affirming the special election in Han over. Morris county, where the bliz zard prevented a regular election; Hackensack Water Company vs. Hoboken, judgment for plaintiff’; Sandford vs. Township Kearney, writ dismissed; Bas sett appeal from conviction for using offen sive language on Asbury Park street, dis missed; Woodward vs. Pennsylvania Railroad, rule discharged; Hairing, con victed at Paterson of poolselliug, appeal dismissed; Iron Bridge Company vs. Martin, rule dismissed. The Weather lSulletin. Washington, June0,18b9 (Special Fore cast).—Fair weather, with rising tempera ture may be expected till Sunday in the At. lantic Statesand in the interior States lying east of the Ohio and Lower Mississippi Valley. Forecast for Eastern New York and New Jersey:— Fuir, slightly cooler to night; slowly rising temperature. Fri day, westerly winds. For Western New York:—Fair, preceded by light rain on the lakes; warmer; southwesterly winds. The Weather at Hartnett's. June 5. Deri- J June 6. Dta. At 3 P. M.74 At 8 A. M.8l At OP. M.(W i At 9 A. M.03 At 9 P. M.«8| At noon.OS At Midnight....GO i See Joseph Warreu's auctioneer ad rertisements of important auction sales of real < state to take place on the days named and at two p. in. on the premises.*** IN THE TENNIS COURTS. Clubs Formed Hereabouts to Play the Fascinat ing Game. RACQUETS IN FAIR HANDS. Winonas, Jersey Citys, Roekridges, Belmonts, Palisades and Many Others. It is probably because it affords bette* opportunities for the display of taste in dress and grace in movement that the lawn tennis court has almost entirely of late usurped the dominion of the croquet lawu. It has the other advantage of be ing a more healthy and invigorating ex ercise. Those, with a kindly side for the rougher sports, who look upon it as a baby game till, when they have handled the racquet for a game or two, they find themselves lamed and paining for a week afterwards. With her broad lawns, Jersey City is especially favored for a playground, and the lawn tennis club flourishes. TOE WINONAS. One of the chief clubs here Is the Wi nona. This club is now iu Its fourth year and has steadily prospered since the first meeting was held and the officer* elected. Principal A. B. Guilford, of School No. 7, and Mr. William L. Van Derzee were most active in bringing the members together and effecting an or ganization. The present officers are:—President, Mr. W. L. Vanderzee; secretary, Miss Lizzie J. Somerville; treasurer, Mr. Frank Sequine. The business meetings of the club are held once every mouth' at the homes of the members, and have always been har monious tbrouflliout. Every pleasant afternoon now the mem bers meet at Christ Farm, where they have their courts laid out. For the privi lege of playing here the club pays $8 cl aiuutu. The dues, which are forty cents a month, meet this expense and also that of provid ing the nets. The courts are kept in splendid condition, and are in charge of the Ground Committee composed of Mr. A. B. Guilford, Mr. Albert Moore and Miss Imogens Wheeler. The Winonas have been playing this season since the middle of March, and will not stop playing before N ovember. It has among its members a number of expert players, to whom three years of constant practice have been very bene ficial. The ladies of the club play almost as skillfully as the gentlemen, and in the many friendly contests frequently are vic torious. The costumes worn are exceedingly pretty and made of soft materials of bright colors. The plain full skirt and loose shirt, with the large full sleeves, look very pretty and graceful and are at the same time perfectly comfortable. In the winter, when the weather makes it impossible for tenuis players to partici pate in the sport, the Winona is converted into a literary and dramatic club. The Winonas have frequently played with other clubs, aud always acquitted themselves creditably. Among the mem bers ure Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Guilford. Mr. and Mrs. Van Derzee, Miss Wheeler, Mr. J. B. Carson, Miss Nellie Seguine, Miss Mary Pocknell, Mr. Albert Moore, Miss Nellie Hills, Mr..Frank Seguine, Mias Jennie Fields and Miss Mary Benton. THE ROCKRIDGE CLUB. The Rockridge Tennis Club has made quite a reputation for itself during the four years it has existed. It has always been a small club, but is composed of ex cellent tennis players. Mr. E. M, Ferrett is the president, Mr. Emil Zimber, secre tary: Dr. Ivan Sickels, assistant, secretary, and Mr. Charles Ferrett, treasurer. The courts of this club are laid out in Christ Farm, on Palisade avenue, near Rockridge Church. Their season began April 1 and will last until November. East fall a tournament was played be tween the Winona, the Palisade and the Rockridge clubs for a very handsome banner. The contests were close and much hard training was undergone by the members of the three clubs. The prize was cuptured by the Rockridges, and they feel very proud of it. The ladles look very pretty in their be coming tennis suits and jaunty caps, and thoroughly enjoy the healthful exercise. The members of this club are Miss Jennie Ferrett, Miss Hattie Dixon, Miss Renie Furman, Miss Addle Beiderhase, Miss Emma Sturtevant, Mr. Martin Dixon, Mr. Robert Ferrett, Mr. Charles Ferrett, Dr. Sickles, Mr. Emil Zimber and Mr. E. M. Ferrett. THE JERSEY CITY CLUR. UU iiui iuc ocaouj vuj uanu Tenuis Club and the Belmont Lawn Tennis Club flourish like the proverbial green bay tree. The former is older, for It counts the years of its predecessor, the “Eutre Nous” Club in its own life. In summer the “Eutre Nous” was a tennis club, anil in winter it was a social club. It died in the spring of 1886, and the present organization was engineered by Mr. James Fielder, sou of the Register, who was the first president. The club has grown from year to year until today it is second to none. Three yeurs ago the old grounds on Highland avenue were abandoned, and the club secured their present fine grounds in the rear of the Bergen Reformed Church. They are 275 feet in length by 50 feet in width and contain six courts, three single and three double. The finances are in good shape. There are no ladies in it, but they are honored guests whenever they feel so disposed. The officers of the club are H. H. Briukerhoff, president; J. M. Rector, vice president; Philip M. Brett, secretary und treasurer. A ong the most skillful pluvers are A. J. Post, George Bowley, F. "E. Ferris, E. G. B. Cabell und Philip M. Brett. The cost of joining the club is not very great, the admission being #5, and the monthly dues, fifty cents. An open tournament is being arranged for a Saturday soon. It will be open to all amateurs. The entrance fee is to be $1. THE BELMONTS. The other tennis club on the Hill Is the Belmout Tennis Club, which is composed of members of Emory M. E. Church. The club was organized in May of last year, with eighteen charter members, and has gained two since. Eight of the twenty members are ladies. They are Miss Mamie Dickinson, the Misses Lena and Emma Risling, Miss M. Morrison, Miss Smith, Miss Lawless, Miss Kssam and Miss Be.dwin. The ladies are good play ers und some are of the opinion that they go ahead of the gentlemen, and it is ad mitted that they are not behind them in good playing. ... When the club was organized ten racquets were bought, but since then the members have bought their own racquets and the extra ones are reserved for vis itors. The grounds of the club are flue und are located on the corner of Bergen and Belmout avenues, at the side of the church. They are 80 feet in width and 150 feet in length, and contain three double courts. The officers are:—Presi dent, A. B. Dickinson: secretary, Miss Laura Kissam, and treasurer, A. Laney. An open tournament will be given some time next fall. _ Continued on fourth jxfU4^_ . .