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Johnstown, Pa., Swept by a
Rushing" Mountain
i)ue to the Bursting of a
Huge Reservoir Above
the City.
Hundreds of Lives Lost, and
Every Building De
•the River Below Full of
Floating Corpses or Liv
ing Victims,
Clinging to Drift or Wrecked
Houses, and Shrieking
for Help.
People on Shore Are Helpless
and Must Watch Them
_flen, Women and Children
Perish by the Score in
the Maelstrom
/n Plain Sight of the Shudder
ing Hundreds on the
Stream's Bank.
Railroad Tracks Washed
Away and Many Trains
Laid Up.
Number of Lives Lost Esti
mated at From 200 to
Special to the Globe. . - '
Pittsburg, May 31.— heavy rains
in the mountains have, caused one of
the most appalling calamities ever
known in America, and one of the
greatest in the history of the world. A
dam above Johnstown broke at so'clock
this evening, and a mighty volume of
water came rushing down the course of
the little stream that winds through
the village, sweeping everything in its
path. Houses, bridges, trees— every
obstacle in , the path of the irresistible
torrent dissppeared in an" instant, or
went whirling down the boiling
maelstrom. In an instant hun
dreds of people were strug
gling in the water, . aud the
loss of life is simply sickening. It is
estimated that not less than 200 persons
have been drowned, and some place the
number as high as 1,500. There was
no communication with Johnstown early
in the evening, but a telegraph oper
ator in the Pennsylvania railroad tower
at Sang Hollow, twelve miles this side
of Johnstown, said at least seventy-five
dead bodies had floated past. Latest re
liable information received from John
stown comes through Pennsylvania rail
road officials, who aver that
have been counted floating down the
stream at Johnstown alone, while along
the line many additional lives have
been lost. It is asserted that there are
but two houses in Johnstown proper
entirely above the water line. A special
train, bearing Pennsylvania railroad
officials and a large number ot news
paper men left this city early for the
scene. A special from Greensburg says :
A report has just reached here that the
greatest portion of Johnstown has been
flooded and
Houses are floating about, and the
people who are free are panic-stricken
and are fleeing to the mountains. At a
point near New Florence eighty-five
persons have been seen floating down
the river on drift wood. One report
comes that but two roofs of the houses
in Johnstown can be seen. The Cove
town and the New Florence
bridges have been washed away;
and all the buildings along the
Conemaugh, between New Florence
and Johnstown have been carried away.
The railroad towers have been aban
doned by the operators. En route to
the scene of the disaster, the telegraph
wires were down absolutely for six or
seven miles below the immediate scene
of the calamity, and being in an un
workable shape for three or four miles
distant, it was at least 7:30 o'clock be
of the effect of the tidal wave could be
learned. The chief officials of the Pitts
burg end of the main line of the Penn
sylvania railroad received most of their
first information from the signal tower
at Sane Hollow, six miles west of Johns
town. At 7:45 o'clock a - boy was res
cued by men in the signal tower of the
railroad company. His name ;is un
known, but he said that with his father,
mother, brother and two sisters, he
was swept over the breast of the new
stone railroad bridge at Johnstown
that it capsized a few seconds later and :
they were all drowned, : so far as he
could tell. The railroad operator offi
cially reports, that before dark, they:
were able to count 119 persons clinging
to buildings, wreckage or, or drowned
and floating in the current. If this in
formation is to be credited, the damage
In the town proper must be in the
nature of
As early as 1 o'clock the alarm was
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sent to Johnstown that there was dan
ger from the dam. The railway officials
were notified," and in a very short time
began to carry people. from the town to
places of safety on regular trains and
hastily improvised rescuing trains.
Supt. Pilcairn, of the western division
of the Pennsylvania railroad, was on
his way to South Fork, and was notified
of impending trouble.. A later special
from Greensburg says: Johnstown is
completely submerged and the
loss of life is . inestimable; houses
are going down the river by
the dozens and people can be seen
clinging to the roofs. At Cokeville, a
village of several hundred inhabitants,
the houses are almost entirely covered,
and a great many dwellings at Blairs
ville are submerged. Scarcely a dwell
ing in the vicinity of Sang Hollow can
be seen. The bridges at Bollivar and
Nineveh, it is reported, have given
away, and that at Saltsburg, it is feared,
will be carried away. People here who
have friends in the; flooded district are
eagerly waiting for news . at the tele
graph office' Great uneasiness prevails.
The river at ."Livermore is rising, and
great destruction will follow. '.'.
Johnstown's Destruction : Com
plete and the Loss ,of Life
Pittsburg, Pa., May 31.— J. Her
ron, solicitor for the Times, left Johns
town at 2 o'clock this afternoon and has
just rived in the city. Mr. Herron
tells a graphic story of the disaster that
fell on the mountain city. ..: > All of
yesterday afternoon and last night
rain poured down in torrents. The little
mountain streams swelled into floods,
pouring their waters into the Cone
maugh river that passes directly through
the center of the city. Soon the banks
of the river overflowed and the streets
through the city began to disappear be
neath the rapidly increasing current.
Houses and bridges from above the city
were swept away by the flood and added
largely to the ; damage further down.
The water rose so rapidly that many
people could not escape from their
homes and ran to the upper stories,
from which they were rescued by men
riding horses and mules. The scenes
were -.
Joseph Ross, a teamster, had in charge
a pair of mules. He mounted oue of
1 them to aid some people. The mule
fell into an excavation, carrying Boss
with it and he was drowned. When I
left it looked as though the people Were
Homeless. They were gathered on the
mountain sides looking sadly at their
homes being washed away. The sweep
ing away jof four or five large bridges
added greatly to the loss of the town.
Twelve carloads of iron were
run out onto the Cambria bridge
in an attempt to save that struc
ture. The waters gathered strength
and swept bridge, cars and iron away as
if they were straws; - But one bridge
remains and it is badly damaged. Lum
ber was swept down with the flood in
vast quantities. - It is estimated that
1,000,000 or more feet passed through
the town this morning. The railroad
depots were thronged with victims of
the flood who : were rescued in skiffs.
Piano boxes and rafts were used for this
purpose. All trains on the Pennsylva
nia and Baltimore & Ohio railroads arc
discontinued, the tracks being-sub
merged for miles. At 2 o'clock this aft
ernoon the water was still . rising, _ and
the people were panic-stricken. Y. There
is no doubt but that the loss of life will
be heavy. Three citizens of Pittsburg
are known to have. been drowned. They
occupied a house just below the dam, a
short distance above Johnstown. Their
names are Thomas Fallon, James Tight
and a telegraph . operator, name un
known. Reports from along the Kis
kimmetas river, into which the Cone
maugh river empties, are -- .y.Y
DISTRESSING. ;->';.. .y::„
The river near Saltsburg is filled with
wreckage, and ; a .. number "of . persons
were noticed clinging to such timbers
as would bear their weight. At Blairs
ville men are stationed on the bridges
and banks in the hope of rescuing some
of those who were . being carried down
the stream. The volume of water is
unprecedented. The iron bridge con
necting Blairsville with Blairsville
Intersection has " been carried away,
and with it a train of heavily loaded
cars standing upon the bridge to hold
it in place. This was the largest and
strongest bridge on the West Pennsyl
vania road. It is thought that all . the
West Pennsylvania railroad : bridges
will share a similar fate. : All of the
towns in the Kiskiminetas valley are
expected . to ,. be , submerged. . .Among .
them are Livermore, Saltsburg, Apollo,
Leechburg and Avonmore, having* pop
ulations of from 8,000 to 10,000 each.
The inhabitants all along the river have
been warned, but are almost panic
stricken at the idea of : their, great loss
of property, which is inevitable. : Late
reports from Coketowu are to the effect
that the entire town ,is submerged and
a number of lives have been lost at that
place. ____________
Trains Laid Up or Missing and
Y;:y.. .. Wires Down. .
Philadelphia, May 31.— the
wires of the Pennsylvania railroad
west of Wilmore, on the Pittsburg divis
ion, twenty-five miles west of Altoona,
have been down since 8 a. m., and con
sequently the . information in regard to
the break west 'of that place
is very meager. Enough has
been learned,' however, -, : to indi
cate that the rush of water Is? the
worst ever known in . that section. '.: At
Broad street ; station the following bul
letin for the information of travelers
was posted about 8 o'clock. V "On ac
count of the unprecedented storm pre
vailing in the Western part of . this
state, ; the lines west of ' Altoona ' have
been damaged; to what extent, cannot
be ascertained until the water subsides.
The : • storm y. is V still raging, and ;
it : is - thought no . : trains \ will ';;' be
passed V until j Sunday.'.'.. V The * Chi-}
cago y limited ;"'<" express Yy which left
New York at {"""clock this; morning, the
fast line leaving there at the same hour,
and the 7; train ] leaving that ' city at \ 8
o'clock last _ night * are all : laid up at
Altoona. At 10:30 to-night a dispatch
was received by General Manager Pugh,'
dated Wilmore,";! from the [conductor of
the east-bound New '■ fork and Chicago
limited, whicli left Pittsburg at 7
o'clock this morning, saying that the
train was safe and that all were well
on board. Mr. Pugh inferred from this
that the limited, was laid up some
where west of Lilly's. '*■ The conductor
reported that the bridge at South Fork
was washed away, and expressed the
opinion that
between South Fork and Johnstown
would be swept away. The Chicago
and New York day express -and all
other East-bound trains are supposed to
be laid up between Cresson and Pitts
burg. When Mr. Pugh was
shown a copy .of the Asso
ciated Press dispatch from Pittsburg an
nouncing the breaking of the dam near
Johnstown, he said that this renort
confirmed a dispatch received from Wil
more to-night, which stated that a man
had reported to a Pennsylvania railroad
operator there that the South Fork dam
had broken, and the water had carried
away the "coal tipple" and telegraph
tower at South Fork station, and
also a portion of an east
bound freight train. The telegraph
operator, who was in the tower, man
aged to escape, but several of the train
hands are reported to have been
drowned. The reservoir or dam at
South Fork, which is said to have burst
with such terrible results, is described
by a gentleman acquainted with the
locality in which it was situated, to be
formerly used as a water supply for the
old Pennsylvania canal. It has been
owned for several years by a number
of Pittsburg gentlemen, who used it as
-a fishing ground. The gentleman who
gave this information said that if the
report of the bursting of the dam was
true, he had no doubt that the damage
and loss of life was fully as great as in
dicated in the dispatches. The conductor
of the east-bound New York limited ex
press who reported the safety, of his
train also said the report had reached
him of the breaking of the dam. He
said nothing about the damage caused
thereby. General Manager Pugh was
out of town early in the day, and he
said, to-night, that he could not under
stand . what was meant when he re
ceived dispatches announcing damage
to the tracks at Lillys. "Such a thing
had never been heard of before," said
he to-night, "and nothing short of
could have caused the damage. Lillys
ie a little mining town of about 300 or
400 inhabitants. For the water to rise
high enough to obstruct the passage of
trains is unprecedented. A dispatch
just received says that the water is .
rushing over the tracks at a height of
at least five feet above: the road-bed,
and this, I say, could be brought about
by nothing short of -a waterspout. I
have no doubt if our operator at Sang
Hollow said _• he _ saw the bodies from
Johnstown floating down the river, as
reported in the ~ Associated ' Press bul
letin, it is true, as his tower is located
right on the bank of the river. .v.* v. '■:
Every Dispatch Adds to the Hor
rors of the Case. :
Philadelphia, May 31.— Dispatches
received up to midnight at the office of
the general manager of the Pennsylva
nia road indicate ; that the" situation
is hourly growing worse. The effects
of the storm are how being
fait on the middle division of the road,
extending between Harrisburg and Al
toona. Landslides and washouts are re
ported along the line between these two
places. No trains will be sent out west
of Harrisburg until the storm : abates
and the extent of the damage can be
ascertained. A telegram from Pittsburg
places the location of the various east
; 7 ' THROUGH TRAINS ",'- ;V .
as follows: The New York limited,
which was previously spoken of as
being safe, is at Wilmore; the Atlantic
express . which left 'Pittsburg at 3
o'clock this morning, and the Sea Shore
express which left Johnstown at an
early hour this morning, are both laid
up at Portage; the day express from
Chicago and the - mail train leav
ing Pittsburg at 5:30 this morning
are at Conemaugh, the foot of
the ■■. ; western slope of the Alle
ghany - mountains. The- Philadelphia
express, which started east from Pitts
at 4:30 a. m., is at Bolivai*j unction. The
same dispatch says: We had no wire
east of Conemaugh since noon. We un
derstand that Conemaugh town and
Johnstown are * entirely washed away
: and many lives lost. The water is now
falling. The New York limited express
east-bound, which is now at Wilmore,
from destruction. The conductor re
ports that immediately after his train
had passed over the bridge which spans
the river at South Fork, that structure
was swept away by the rushing water.
General Manager Pugh said at mid
night that ; no . trains would be allowed
to proceed until the tracks were cleared
away and rendered entirely safe for
travel. Orders have been issued for con
struction trains to be put ; in readiness
for work. The < condition of affairs on
the Philadelphia & Erie railroad is : al
most as bad as on the Middle and Pitts
burg division of the Pennsylvania road.
The telegraph lines on that road, be
tween Harrisburg and Williamsport,
were lost shortly before 9 o'clock, and
no information has been received from
the latter place since that hour. In
formation received early . in - the even
ing, however, indicates that there are
washouts and landslides all along the
line, completely suspending travel. /
Agonizing Shrieks as the Victims
y - Are Whirled to Their Death.
Bolivar,' Pa., May 31.— water is
higher here than was ever known, and
: two-story houses, barns, * Stables, whole
forests of : trees, outhouses, smoke
houses, railroad bridges,county bridges,
rafts," skiffs and driftwood by the acre,
' from all .of which . imploring bands
were held out to those on • the banks,
willing •■ but impotent to help, have
floated: down the swollen torrent of the
Conemaugh. ,- Information }. received is
meager, but for. the most part accurate.
At Lockport, two miles east, more than
twenty people : have been taken from
the flood. .The first* great rush of
water reached - here Tat \7 : o'lock i this
'evening. This -came \ from ; the burst
dam above Johnstown. ilt came ; like
: a frenzied .?' whirlpool, and - before"? the
people could realize it, they: were in its
grasp. Fortunately, the people : living
on the low-lying ground . escaped. : At
7:30 o'clock a great pile of ; driftwood
was swept along, : aud from it came
shriek upon shriek for help. The terri
fied spectators on the shore saw .
-.'".: .« THREE WOMEN,: .
to one " of whom were clinging two : .
children, neither of ; whom was appar
ently more than an infant. The rapid
ity of the current and the position of)
the raft oh the stream, . together with
the lack of facilities for rescuing, pre
cluded the possibility of ever thinking
in the matter, and the raft passed
out of sight, the screams of the women
and children blending in their plead
ings for aid long after the raft
was around the bend. The stream then
became thick-strewn with men, women
and children, clinging to -all sorts of
temporary means of salvation, and two
men and a women ; clung madly to the
tops of huge trees, the men emulating
the females in their shrieks for help
that it was not possible to give.
Just at dark a lad' was noticed
clinging to a log. Jamas Gurry
secured a long, line and ran to the
river bank. The noose of the lasso fell
over the boy's neck and shoulders, and
a moment later the drenched, poverty
stricken little fellow was hauled to the
bank. H was soon restored, and stated
that his name was Edward Harsteu.
thirteen years of age. He had lived
with his father and grandfather and
mother in Cambria City, a part
of Johnstown. At 4 o'clock their
home had been caught in the volume of
water let loose by the bursting of the
dam. They bad all climbed upon a mass
of driftwood, and were carried along.
Their raft went to pieces against a
bridge pier, and he had not seen his rel
atives since, but thought that they were
all drowned.
It May Take Four Figures to Num
ber the Dead. - ..,. Y.y
Pittsburg, May : 31.— The course of
the torrent from the broken dam at the
foot of the lake to Johnstown is almost
eighteen miles, and with the excep
tion of at one point, the water passed
through a narrow V-shaped valley.
Four miles below the dam lay the town
of South Fork, where the South Fork
itself empties into the Conemaugh river.
The <own contained about 2,000 in
habitants. It has riot been heard from,
but it is said that four-fifths of it has
been swept away. Four miles further .
down on the . Conemaugh river,
which runs parallel with the main line
of the ; Pennsylvania . railroad, was the s
I town of Mineral Point. It had 800 in-!
habitants, 90 per cent of the houses
being on a flat and close to the river.;
It seems impossible ..at this time
to hope that any of them .have
escaped. , Six . miles further down i was :
the town of Conemangh, and here alone
was there a topographical" possibil-
J ity of the spreading *of -the flood and,
the '■ breaking -of its ') force. It con- •
tamed 2,500 inhabitants and must,
be ..almost Y wholly .V devastated.;
Wood vilieV with 2,000 people, lay a mile
below Conemaugh in the flat, aud one
mile further down were Johnstown' arid
its cluster Yof " sister VT - towns, V Cam
bria City and Conemaugh borough,with
a total population, of 30,000.
On made ground, a rid stretched along
right at the river verge, were the im
mense iron works . of the Cambria Iron
: and Steel company, who have $5,000,000
invested in their ■' plant. Besides ' this,
there are many other large indus
trial establishments on the banks of the
river, how badly cannot be estimated.
j At 11 p. m. a railroad man says the loss
of life will reach hundreds, and possibly
over a. thousand. The report of loss of
these towns above cannot . yet be con-
The Water Is Higher Than the
Y-Y;y Flood of '65.
. Harrisburg, Pa., May 81.— city
has been in the middle of the deluge
all day long. There has been a steady
downpour since before daylight this
morning, and up to 10 o'clock to-night
four arid one-half inches of rain had
fallen. Danger of a disastrous flood in
the Susquehanna river is . imminent.
Paxton creek, ; which _ separates East
Harrisburg from the main : section of
the city and is a raging torrent to-night, 1
is higher now than during the great
flood of 1865. People were taken
from their houses in Sibletown . in .
boats to-night ! and cellars along
Cameron street are filled . with water. - :
The storm is stlli raging at a late hour, [
and there are grave fears for the safety
of people on the low lands. ; Furnaces
along the river below the city are : being
banked. Steelton is partially inun
dated. No. trains have arrived
from Pittsburg since 3:30 this
morning, owing ta a bad wash-out
near Lillys station. Passenger trains
for the north . were canceled to-night,
owing to reports of high water at Will
iarasport. A land-slide is reported on
the Pennsylvania railroad at Bockville,
five miles west of this city. * The Alli
son Hiil branch of the East Harrisburg
motor line is not in . operation : to-night,
owing to a wide break near Cameron
and Market streets. y ; y
Much Damage in and Near Pied-*
\ '■';'_ yy mont, W. Va. ' .'• y!.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 31.— special
from Piedmont, W. Va., says: This
place has been visited with the greatest
flood since 1876. It - began raining yes-**
terday : and - continued until :• noon,
also rained ; some this afternoon. * Two
hundred families living, near; the ; river"
were forced to leave their , houses . and
fled to the , hills. V A child of Mrs. Bell
fell from a wagon and was reported'
drowned, but was afterwards found.?
Father Weider, while rescuing families'
from Hendrickson island, had a narrow
escape. • The damage to property in this
town is estimated at $10,000. The
West Virginia Central & Pittsburg rail
way is under water between here * and.
Cumberland, Md. Two bridges . have -
been swept away. Loss in all to - that
road will be , $250,000. No trains ' are •
running on the Cumberland & Pennsyl
vania; road. The trestles /have been
washed away. •" Loss, $20,000. Nine
Baltimore & Ohio . trains •* are : lodged ■
here, and 1,200 emigrants '.-*' are on '
tiie streets. The western end of . the
road- has been impassable since last
night, and it is hard to say when travel
will be resumed, y A number of .land-*
slides " have occurred .on the road be
tween here : and . Grafton. :; The loss tor
the Baltimore & : Ohio is very.heavy. 1
but cannot be estimated at present. At
this hour, 10:30 p. r m., the ' rain has
ceased falling arid ;- water 1 is • subsiding;
and no further danger is apprehended^
The present poll ; tax .is causing as
much discontent among . the people of
this state as the meat inspection law is
with the I farming community, and the
number .of % kickers ' is increasing . at a
surprising rate.— lsland Eagle. .■ y.
Michael Duggan Will Serve
■■! the State for a Beastly
Mysterious Murder of Michael
* j Kane, a Sioux City
X Laborer.
Wisconsin Visited by a Heavy
i: Snow Storm and Cold
X' Weather.
Faribault Visited by a Couple
-"■\ of Serious Blazes-
Special to the Globe.
YY; Albert Lea, Minn., May 31.— The
•; most impressive scene ever witnessed ■
in a court room of Southern Minnesota
was enacted this afternoon when Judge
' Farm • pronounced sentence upon
Michael Duggan, who committed the
outrage on Anna Neilson. He had
[pleaded . guilty to the indictment and
stood before the court with bowed head
■ and tears streaming down his face.
When asked what he had to say
in mitigation of the crime he only said:
"*I was intoxicated." His attorney,
W. C. McAdam, made a just and rea
sonable statement of the case. County
Attorney Todd narrated the details of
'.the ■. awful ■ crime and eloquently de
manded a stern administration of the
law on behalf -. of . outraged virtue and
.the safety of the home. Judge Farmer
.'discussed the case with candor and sen
tenced the accused to ■ imprisonment at
■hard labor at Stillwater for twenty
years. The great court room was packed
fill lof people and the silence that pre
vailed as the sentence was uttered was
oppressive. 'Duggan shuddered from
head to foot and was led from the room
apparently 111 a dazed condition.
?_i\ ' •-• —
'A Poor Woman •_ Widowed and
I f " Taunted by a Murderer.
Special to the Globe. yY- ; y. . •
fl Sioux City, 10., May 31.— The body
of Michael Kane, who disappeared from
home last Saturday night, was found in
-the Missouri river this afternoon.
-Bruises about the head . show that he
'had been foully dealt with. , Kane was
a section foreman on the Sioux City &
Pacific railroad, and was, last seen in
j company with William Kavanaugh and
/Barney McSparren, two of his section
: , hands; about 10 o'clock Saturday night
(hear the river bank. Both men are now
'tinder arrest, and each says that he left
, the other with Kane while he went up
town to get a bottle of '..whisky. _s Kava»
ntuigh boarded with Kane, and about 11
o'clock 2 Saturday night went gto I his
■room,' and when Mrs. Kane. inquired for
her husband- ..Kavanaugh answered
evasively, and, after meditating awhile,
remarked: • "1 never thought it would
come to that." 1 When Mrs. Kane asked
> what he .-. meant he explained.that he
never thought he would get so low as to
have to work for $1.25 a day; Later he
'remarked to Mrs. Kane, who wore a
black dress, that it was "too early to go
into mourning • for Mike." He also
asked Kane's little j boy what he would
do if his father never came back. Mc-
Sparren tells a straight story and has
witnesses to prove that he was not with
'Kane and Kavanaugh after 10 o'clock.
Last Sunday Kane's empty pocketbook
and hat were found by the police on the
river bank, and later a bloody handker
chief was found under a stone near by.
The warrants on which • the men were
arrested were sworn out by Mrs. Kane.
And Freezing Weather Hurt
% '<*"-.'. Crops in Wisconsin. .
Milwaukee, Wis., May Between
_■'* and 5 o'clock _ this morning " large,
moist flakes of 'snow' fell in this city
until ground : was covered. ... " Trains
arriving early on the St. Paul, from the ;
North, were covered With snow. The
temperature in this city this morning
i was 33 deg.,' .'* 1 : deg. above freezing.
The railroad men r eport a foot of snow
-south of -Fond -dv Lac, on the
Northwestern road. Crops; have been
: considerably damaged by the late frosts.
Reports from all parts of ' the state are
that the snowfall was fairly heavy,
with cold, unseasonable weather. In
Sauk county small vegetation suffered
very considerably, . In *. many localities
of : the .. state the strawberry crop was
'Completely destroyed. In the tobacco
district of Southern Wisconsin the seed
ling tobacco is coining out all right, but
all the plants ' that * were set have been
killed by frost. . Small grains and fruits
a"re badly damaged in ' the . tier of lake
shore counties. .In the potato counties
of Central Wisconsin' the 1 field potatoes
•'Will come out : all right, despite the se
vere frost. V The fruit and berry crop
suffers most in Wisconsin.
tt 1:. ; .
'Two Within Five Hours Give the
Y*Y Lads Exercise. -"-lyy^
Special to the Globe. „ - '!'•*>
Tt -Faribault, Minn., May 31.— About 2
Yo'elocic another alarm of lire, the second
; 'Within five hours, was turned iv at the
, -alarm box at the Jordan * hotel, caused- i
by a fire breaking out in the hay loft of :
the United States _ barn. The fire had ;
'-gained such great - headway before the
alarm was turned in that it looked as if
' the block across the street would also ;
catch fire, but. the firemen, with four
'. streams on, and, after working hard for !
two hdhrs, got it uuder control. At the
time of the fire there were a large num
ber of valuable horses ■ in the barn, but
: they.were gotten safely out. ; The loss,
Including twenty-five tons of hay, will ;
be about $2,500, about half covered by ; . i
insurance • in the Lowell & Kidge '
agency. The cause of the fire is sup
posed to be incendiary.
f A $20,000 Blaze.
Special to the Globe.
a AULT.May About 11 o'clock
this morning fire broke out of the base
ment under the sidewalk of F. A. Theo
pold's grocery store, . where ; there were ;
a number of barrels of kerosene, which
burned so rapidly that before the alarm:
was I turned in the front of the building
was on fire. ' But for the prompt work of !
the fire department;. the whole block j
■ would have gone/They had five streams
of water on the fire, and within half an
hour -after it .started the fire was out. \
The cause .of the ; blaze =is unknown.
The •■■ goods stored in the basement have
jill been more or less damaged by water.
The postoffice,'* right near to it, was not
damaged much; bnt . the *>' fire \ damaged !
-the goods stored there some. ylf it had
naught in the night it could not have :
been saved. The loss on the building
and stock will be between 115,000 and
taQ.OOO; wholly covered by insurance.
■f,.". "■■}'.. Left a Family.
Special to the Globe, " . "
i __.gh_-.obe, Dak., May 81.— William
Eleeman, a prominent merchant, died
to-day of spinal ■ meningitis, leaving • a
wife and five children. . His life was in
sured for 12,000.. y
Arrest of a Man for the Ellis
y; : ■ Junction -. Train Robbery.
Special to the Globe. V
Oshkosh, Wis., May 31.— A man
whose description corresponds perfectly
with the bold highwayman who, single
handed, robbed a passenger train on the
Milwaukee & Northern railroad at Ellis
Junction, Wis., a few days ago, was ar
rested at ; Hortonville, a small junction
station on the Milwaukee, Lake Shore
& Western ■' railroad , to-night. He ' bad
been hanging around town all day, and
when the officers pounced upon him of
fered no resistance. The prisoner re
fused . to give his name,' but claimed to
hail from Illinois. He would ' not say
what city or ; county. : A few. dollars in :
change, and a razor were found on his
person. , The men who were robbed
were *, telegraphed for -to identify the .
prisoner. yy; yy:- ' .
Sudden Death of a Man Who De
nounced .Vigilantes.
Special to the Globe. * -"."
" Omaha, Neb., . May 31.— A special
from Ainsworth, in Keya Paha county,
says that a settler named John T. New
ell, who had been quite outspoken in his
denunciation of the vigilance committee
in that county, was found dead in his
bed yesterday morning, with twenty
four bullethofes in his body. About 3
o'clock the same morning a body of
masked men called at the house of a
neighboring settler and captured George
Babcock, who was visiting there, and
carried him off. He has not been heard
of since and is supposed to have been
put out of the way. He was also charged
with sympathizing with the "rustlers,"
or cattle thieves. . y ..
Reunion Advocated by President
Horstad — College.
Special to the Globe. -
Fergus Falls, Minn., May 31.— The
time of the Evangelical Lutheran synod
to-day has been mostly, occupied with
the discussion of .the Holy Scriptures,
led by Rev. Mr. Bjorge, of Red Wing.
The report of President Horstad urged
. the reunion of the two branches of the
Lutheran church, and was referred to a
committee. Rev. Mr. Koefod, of Pope
county, led the services this : evening,
and preached to a congregation of 500. .
The rebuilding of the Lutheran college
is the subject of to-morrow's discussion.
High School Pupils Receive Their
.yY.. Diplomas. . ***
Special to the Globe. ', : /;/-'
: St. Peter," Minn., May 31.— The reg
ular exercises of the commencement of
the high school of this city were held
; this evening, and a class of thirteen
was graduated. I This! . is . by " far , ; the
largest class yet graduated from the
school. "? The members of .the class are:
Misses Helen Roberts, Cora Montgom
"ery, Emma : Carlson, -Josephine :Briard,'
Ida M. Hatcher, Sophia Solberg, Louise
'Hansel, Emma L. Rinkel ■' and -Emma*
Schlender, and Messrs. Aaron Johnson,
B. O'Brien. H. Wilkinson and 'O. H.
Rinkel; Prof. Wahlstrom delivered the
address and presented the diplomas.
Sad Accident to a Little Boy at
•• V, Altoona, 10.
Special to the Globe.
Dcs Moines, 10., May 31.— One of the
most heartrending scenes for a mother
was that witnessed by -Mrs. Thomas
Hughes at Altoona yesterday, when she
saw her little six-year-old boy dragged
■ to . death :by a cow. The little boy
thought he would lead the cow to water.
He tied the rope around his body and
started, but by some means the cow be
came frightened and ran, dragging the
boy to death* before Mrs. Hughes could
render any assistance.; . - ;y.
Verdict of Guilty in the Hollin
Murder Case.
Special to the Globe. Yy-'- YY> - * •- . y>_Y YYy
Prairie Dv Chien, Wis., May 31.— 1n
the case of John Bird, charged with the ;
murder of Oscar Hollin at Richland
Center, the jury brought in a verdict of
guilty of murder . in the first degree at
8:30 this evening.. A change of venue
was ; taken -. to : the : circuit court of this
county. The attorney for the ; defense
moved for a stay of sentence and also
for anew trial. •• y
He Is 106.
Special to the Globe.
'. St. Cloud! May 31. This town claims
tbe oldest " man in Minnesota. He was
born in the Southern part of Ireland on
the 12th of April, 1783. He emigrated
to the United States in 1837, settled in
the state of New York, • came to Minne
sota in 1855, and settled at Hastings;
took a trip to Australia 'in 1873, came
: back in the spring of ■ 1874, and settled
again at Hastings, - where : he lived till
within the last - two years. He is the
father of eight children. : His wife died
twenty-three years ago. .-. He never wore
glasses, never used tobacco in any form,
never used much intoxicating liquor,
has never been sick, and can walk a
mile as smart as a boy of twenty. He
now lives here with his youngest child,
who is a man of fifty-one. The old gen
tleman says he is good for twenty years
yet.: His name is Thomas Kingston, a
jolly old boy of 106 years.
Vegetables Ruined.
Special to the Globe. ' ■..'
• St. James, May 31.— This section has
been frost-bitten for the past * three
nights. J_ast night and the night pre
vious the V frost was heavy, garden
stuff, corn and potatoes being frozen to :
the ground. ; There will be few, if any,
strawberries, this season, the vines be
ing completely ' ruined. There will be
more frost to-night; and severe, for the
atmosphere is cooler than yesterday.-
Discovered at an Early Hoar in
Minneapolis. .
At a few minutes before 2 o'clock this
morning fire was discovered in the rear :
portion of the lower story ' of ■ the three
story brick block at 18,20,22 and 24 North
Washington avenue, Minneapolis, and
before the fire department arrived and *
checked the flames the fire had spread .
to the second story and a shed and store |
room in ; the * rear were • enveloped _in
flames.; - At 2 o'clock - smoke .was pour
ing from every window the half of
the building to which the fire had spread.*
The department had water on the fire in •
good time, but it had a good start I when , I
the * latter, arrived, and at that time it
looked as if the fire might be quite * ex
tensive. Nos. 18 and 20 are occupied by
the Paris - Murton steam | confectionery - :
with a stock easily destroyed by smoke
and water, and tney also have a large
Stock of *• fireworks, which .. raise V the i
figures. The building is understood to
be heavily insured. y
The Corn Huskers Unable to
Hit the Tall T wirier of
St Paul.
Weber, on the Other Hand. Is
Pounded Hard in the
Eighth Inning.
Dcs Moines Finds Easy Work
in Beating the Colorado
•■'-■'•' Young Men.
Philadelphia Helps Out Its
Percentage by Beating
Indianapolis Twice.
Played. Won. Lost. Per Cent.
--> St. Pau1........... 27 23 4 .851
Omaha ......29 19 10 .655
Sioux City....... 29 18 11 .6-0
Denver 27 12 15 .444
Minneapolis .... 27 11" 16 • .407
DesMoines...... 26 10 16 .384
St. Joseph....... 26 9 17 • .346
Milwaukee 27 7 20 .259
805t0n.......... 26 20 6 . .769
Philadelphia.... 29 19. 10 .655
New York 29 17 12 .. 86
Cleveland....... 30 17 13 .566
Chicago ....... 30 13 17 .433
Pittsburg... 30 12 18 .400
Indianapolis.... 30 10 20 .333
Washington . . 24 6 18 -;y .250
St. L0ui5..:..... 39 ,27 12 .692
8r00k1yn....... 35 21 14 .6iK)
Cincinnati 38 21 17. .552
Athletic 33 18 •15 .545
Kansas City..... 35 18 17 .514
Baltimore ...33 16 17 .484
Columbus 34 12 22 .352
Louisville ........ 35 8 27 .228
Sioux City at St. Paul.
Omaha at Milwaukee. .
St. Joseph at Minneapolis.
Denver at Dcs Moines.
Philadelphia at Boston. .
New York at Washington. .
Cleveland at Chicago.
Indianapolis at Pittsburg.
'.-■■ Cincinnati at Philadelphia.
Louisville at Columbus.
St. Louis at Brooklyn.
Kansas City at Baltimore. -
t -■■;. POSTPONED. '.
At Baltimore— Kansas City ye. Baltimore.
Rain, y . „:
. At Washington— Cleveland vs. Washing
ton.'. Bain. ■ ■-±________ :■ .. .
St. Panl Gets Away With Sionx
City Once More.
; The game between St. Paul and Sioux
: City yesterday afternoon was as close
and exciting \as one . could wish to see
.for. seven innings. The 'local Y team
scored a run in the second inning and
■ the visitors one in the fourth. Then in ■
i the - fifth the • Savages", made ; another,
thus taking the lead. Yin the sixth St.
-,' Paul got ' two* men around, and •* again
the Saints were in front. Neither scored
;in the : seventh, but -in the eighth the
local team went at Weber's twisters
with a will, and five r men' crossed the
plate. The fielding -of the two teams *
was made up of about equal
parts - of bad and brilliant work.
For instance, Daly, the new left fielder,
muffed Cline's ridiculously easy fly in
the first inning, but turned over a new
leaf at once and did some - wonderful
fielding and fine " batting. It was his
home run in . the eighth . inning which
turned the tide strongly * in ! St. Paul's
favor. For the visitors . Glenn's fly
catching at left was the feature. Mains'
was scarcely touched at all during the
game, Bradley's home run in the fourth:
and single in the sixth being.the only,
real hits of the Sioux City men. An-:
other was scored to Glenn in the eighth.
This, however, would have been an out ;
had not the wind carried the ball out of'
Broughton's reach toward first, vAn in
cident in the fifth -. inning * marred the :
pleasure of the game. Weber, who had
been " given a . base on . balls, was
racing'around the base lines while the.
St. Paul infield was doing a little wild;
throwing, and in passing . Pickett rail :
into him. This enraged the short stop,
who ran after Weber, striking at him
several - times - and chasing i him across
the diamond toward, first base. ': McDer
mott allowed the run to score I and fined
Pickett and Weber each $5. It is asserted
by some that .Weber tried to knock
Pickett down, while: others claim the
collision was merely accidental. In the
eighth inning Pickett cut third base . in
running home when the bail was thrown
wild to first, and was called out. Two
other men crossed the plate at the same
time, but as there were already two men
out none of the runs counted. All
of '.. them, however, had . ample time
to ': touch third base, as the . ball
was thrown out along the right foul
line to the fence. Technically McDer
mott was right in calling Pickett out,
but " really .- it looked as though '„ the
umpire had a grudge against the player.
No umpire should, under, ordinary cir
cumstances, allow any player to i cut
bases, but where the opposition has no
chance to cut off the runner -tne rule'
should be ignored and the run counted.
Generally speaking, McDermott's um
niring was,* however, the best seen in
St. Paul this season. The weather was
chilly ■ and the . attendance only about
400. The score follows
St.Paul.' ab r Ibshpo a c
Hawes, 1b... 6 1 1 0 13 0 1
Murphy, cf... 4 0 0 0 10 0
Pickett, 55.... 5 0 10 0 10
Carroll, .... 5 13 0 1 10
Rei11v,3b.... 4 22 02 2 2
Werrick, 2b... 4 10 14 3 1
Daly, 1f....... 4 12 0 3 0 1
Broughton, c. 5 2 20340
Mains, p :..... 4 13 0 0 2 0
Totals/...... 41 9 14 1 27:13 5
Sioux City. A.BB-lßsnp.'o.A c
Cline, ss ..... -300 12 5 2
Glenn, 1f...... 2 110 8 ,11
Powell, 1b.... -4 0 0 19 0 1
Genius, cf.... 4 0 0 0 2 0 0
Brosnan, 2b.. 4 0013 0 0
Bradley, 3b... 4 12 0 1.2 0
Crotty, c...... 4 0 0 0 4 2 0
Hellman.rf... 3'o 0 0 0 0 0
Weoer, p...... 3 10 0 .V ,2 .0
T0ta15..*..... 31 3 3 3 »20 12 . 4
St. Paul... 0 10 0 0 2 0.5. I—9
Sioux City 0 0 0 110 0.1 o—3
♦Pickett out for cutting third base. .
Earned runs, St. Paul 4; :. Sioux • pity 1 ;
home : runs, Carroll, Daly and Bradley;
double plays, Broughton and Werrick, We'r
rick ana Hawes, ('line and Powell; bases on
balls, off Mains 4 ; off Weber 5 hit bypiicher,
Glenn ; struck out. by . Mains 2, by Weber 2 ;
first base on errors, St. Paul 4. Sioux City 6;
stolen bases, Keilly and Broughton ; passed
ball. Broughton; time, 1:45;. umpire, Mc-
Dermott.' **~ "
. to-day's game.
The St. Paul and Sioux City. teams
will .- cross r* bats -. again ' this *■ afternoon.
Pickett will play again, as he and Sow
ders ido not leavo for Philadelphia
until to-night. The batteries will be I
Tuckerman and Broughton . and Flana
gan and i Hellman.T.The regular * base ■,
ball motor will leave the foot of Jack
son street at 3:15 - and the game will
begin at .:30.Y:yYYYy- •" * 'C~'y * -'•- :
Darnbrough V Loses ' a Game for
' Denver.
y Dcs Momus, 10., May 31.— Denver
was beaten to-day by ] the \ weakness "'. of
NO. 152.
Darnburgh in the bo.x, who was relieved
by Fagan after six innings. Score:
Dks Moines, ab n Ibshpo a -
Patton, rf..:.. 4 2 0 0 3 10
Phelan, 2b... 6 0 10 15 1
Maskrey. 1f... 5 11 12 0 .o
Whitely.cf, lb 4 3 0 0 3 0 O
Connell, 3b... 2 2 10 13 2
Hart, cf &lb. 4 2 2 0 7 2 3
Macullar, ss.*.. 3 0 00 4 16
Traflley.c 21 1 0 0 6 10
Alexander, p.. 5 .0 0 0 o*B 0
T0ta15..!.... 35 111 51^1 27 21 6
i DENVER. • abb Ibshpo A js
McClellan, ss. 5 2 3 0 10 2
Dalrymple, If. 6 0 2 1 3 0 O
Kowe, lb .5 0 10 8 0 1
Smith, 3b..... 5 0 0 0 10 2
"fredwav, rf... 5 2 2 0 0 0 0
Kinsman, 2b.. 4 0 10 3 2 0
Sllch, ci ...... 3 2 0 0 0 O O
Dolan. c....... 5 110 8 4 2
Darnbrough, p 3 1 10 0 7 0
Fagan, p..... . 2 0 1 0 2 2 O
Total 43 8 12 _1 »26 '15 7
Dcs Moines... 0 O 1 3 5 0 O o—ll
Denver. ......0 0000 5120—8
Earned runs, Dcs Moines 6, Denver 0; two
base hit, '.Hart; . .three-base ; bits,* Connell,
Maskrey, Tredway 2, Rowe; double play,
Macullar (alone) ; stolen , bases. Dcs Moines
10, Denver 2: bases on balls, off Alexander
4. off Darnbrough 11, off Pagan 3; base
given for hitting man with ball, Dy Alexan
der: struck out, by Alexander 5, by Darn
brough 7, by Fagaii 2: passed balls, Trafliey
1, Dolan 3; wild pitches. Alexander 1, Darn
brough 3; bit by pitched bail, Macullar;
time, 2:30; umpire. Force.
(Minneapolis vs. St. Joseph.
' The St. Joseph club plays at Minne
apolis for the first time this season this
afternoon. The batteries will be. Duke
and Dugdale for Minneapolis and Elapp
and Shellhasse far St. Joseph.
The Phillies Easily Defeat In
dianapolis in Both Games.
PniLADELPHiA.May 31.— The Phillies
and Indianapolis played off two post
poned games this afternoon, both of
which were won easily by the former.
The first game proved the most inter
esting of the two, being marked for the
heavy batting of both teams. The
fielding of the home club was very poor
and directly responsible for four of the
visitors' : runs. Whitney was very
effective at the start, and it was not
until the fifth inning that the Phillies
solved his curves. V After. 1 that the In
dianapolis fielders were kept busy
chasing the ball. In the second game
Pete Wood and - Decker made their
first appearance as a league battery.
The V former used a ■ slow curve
which proved too much . for his oppon
ents until the last three innings, when
he eased up, and six of the eight hits
were made. He was backed up in good
style by Decker and the rest of the
team. A disgraceful feature of the
game was an attempted assault by
Glasscock on -! George Wood at second
base. The game was called at the end
of the sixth inning to allow the Phillies
.to catch a train for Boston. ', Score :
Philadelphia abb Ibshpo a k
Wood, If .... ,-.4 2* 0 14 •l■■ 0
Sanders, p..... 5 1.1 VO.yO .3 -. 0
Fogarty, cf... •***._ *3 4 3 -0-1 v 1 O
Thompson, rf. Y5 "0 5.2 -0 ; 2 0 -.2
Mulvey,3b.... -5 -1 %1 :01 0; ' 0 1
Farrar, 1b.... i*"6:;0 i 0 0: 0 '0
Irwin, 5;...... V 5 110 341
Hallman, 2... 5i *_:2 Y2 0 2f 3- 2
Schriver, c... 5) .1 .2 .v 0 ;6J .1 yO
'y Totals V..V:. 43 ! 11 I*3 ___ 13 6
Seery, '1f.... . 5 2 3; 0 3 0 0
Glasscock, s.. .5 .'1 .2:1 . II 41 2
Hines, lb .V... 5 0 1 1 11 0 1
Denny, 3b... 5 2 20 2j 21 X
Sullivan, cf... 5 1 2 0 4 0 0
Buckley, c 10 0000
McGeachy, rf. 4 0 10.1 1 O
Bassett. 2b.... 4 110 310
Whitney, p.... 4 0 2 0 0 3 0
Dailey. ....... 2 0 10 21 2 2
1 1
Total ... 42 8 15 2 27| 13 <*.
Philadelphia.. o 0 0 0 3 0 4 4 o—ll
Indianapolis. .0 03100310— 8
Earned runs, Philadelphia 8, Indianapolis
8; two-base hits, Hallman,' Dewey. Whitney
2: three-base hits, Fogarty; home run, Mul
vey; stolen bases, Fogarty 3. Sullivan 3,
Hines, Schriver; first base on balls, Fogarty:
first base on errors, Indianapolis 2; left on
bases, Philadelphia 6, Indianapolis 5; struck
out, Sanders, Daily, Whitney; double plays,
Irwin and Hallman ; wild pitches, Whitney ;
time, 2hrs; umpire, Curry.
- -'*:_■■ ■ -yy- -."■ SECOND GAME. *. ■
Philadelphia ab blbshpo a! _
Wood, 1f...... 4 3.300 0 1
P. Wood, p.... 4 0 0 0 0 9 0
Fogarty, cf.... 4 21 13 0 0
Thompson, rf. 4 11 0 0 0
Mulvey,3b.... 4 12 10 10
Farrar, 1b..... 3 2 2 0 8 0 0
Irwin, ss ..... . 4 1. 2 0 o 1 0
Hallman, 2b... .; 4 .0 0-0 1 10
Decker, c ' 3 1.0. 0 6.1.1
"■.: Totals ■ 34 11 11 2 18 13 2
Indianapolis, a b r Ibs njr o a I c
Seery. 1f...... 2 110000
Glasscock, ss. 2 0 10 1 3 0
Hines, lb .... 3 1 1 0 **8 1 2
Denny, 3b.. .31 1 Oi 0 4 0
Sullivan, cf..' 30 1 03 1 O
Buckley, c... 3 0 0 0 2 1 2
McGeachy, rf. 3 1 101 00
Bassett. 2b... 4 0 10 2 2 0
Getzein, p..... 3 0 1 0 1 5 O
Totals. ... 25 4 8 0; IS 17 4
Philadelphia:.......:.. 2 11 6 0 I—ll
Indianapolis ......:*. .. 0 0 0 2 11—4
Earned runs, Philadelphia 1 6, Indianapolis
3; two-base hits. Wood," Thompson, Irwin 2,
Getzein,' McGeachy : three-base hit, Sullivan;
stolen bases. G. Wood. Foearty 3, Irwin, Hail
man; first-base on balls, Farrar. Seery. Glass
cock; left on bases, Pniladelphia 0. Indian
apolis 5; double plays, P. Wood, Decker and
Hallman ; . passed ball, Buckley ; umpire,
Curry. — •
Baldwin Wins a Game for the
*' Columbus, (J 1 ., May 31— Columbus
and Louisville to-day played the first
game postponed from yesterday on ac
count of rain. The weather was cold
and raw, and not more than 500 people
were present. ■ The story of the game
is that Louisville could not hit Maik
Baldwin. only four, hits being made
during the game. Columbus hit Strat
ton at will. Score:
R. ii. -
Columbus 00 4 10 20 0 o—7 13 3
Louisville..... OdO 002 00 0 o—2 4 2
' Earned runs, ■ Columbus 2, Louisville 1;
two-base hits, Marr 2, . Weaver; stolen bases,
Daily, Orr, Esterday, . Heckcr, Browning;
double plays, - Stratton, Cook and Becker;
first base on balls, by Stratton 1. by Baldwin
4; struck out, by Stratton 5, by Baldwin 11 ;
passed ball, Cook 1; wild pitch, Baldwin:
time, 1:48; umpire, Holland.
Scraps of Sport.
. The Portlands defeated the Omahas in a
very exciting game Thursday by a score of 8
to 7. Miller's catching and Stewart's pitch
ing were the features. Barlow, of the Port
lands, pitched the game through with the
first finger of his right hand bioken.
-V The St. Paul Fur company's "■ club defeated
Taylor, . Craig & Co.'s club by a score of 9 to
4. The features were McCuiough's . base
stealing,' McMellon's three-base play, and
Crummer's pitching, the latter striking out
fourteen men. l^iHi'l''W | M' ll fl_Wll | l l iVi< | 'il''J
Pickett said yesterday he had ; much rather
go to Philadelphia than Kansas City, as in
the League city he would be with a winning
club aud would be played - at . short, whereas
Kansas City - would probably : play _ him at
third. yy /• ..: yy yyy: :
■ The entries for the spring sports of the Y.
M. C. A. Athletic club will close to-night with
K. D. Weston at the association building.
The races will take place on the evening of
June 8 at the Jackson street rink.
'iy y'v Acchlently Shot.
Special to the Globe.
V : Faribault, Minn., May 31.— While
William Frizzle of Kilkenny was getting
out his gun to shoot at hawks, it went
oft accidently hitting him in the face
aud killing him instantly.

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