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Who bas a good article to sell, and -who adver
tises vigorously and liberally. Advertising is
truly the life of trade. All enterprising and
judicious advertisers succeed.
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satisfied; by advertising m
the columns of The Dis
He Had Expected to Find
Worse Evidence of
TOO BUSY TO HURRY.
No Extra Session of the
Legislature to Be Called
HIS REGIMENTAL RELIEF.
What Director Scott Thinks
About the Conference
A GOVERNOR'S NOVEL PLAN.
He Says 200 Men Will
Unite lo Sign a 81,000,-
AXD THE STATE WILL PAY.
tVo or Three Interviews and a Tel ecru in
From Ilia Excellency Don't Acrcc De
scription of a Survey on Horseback of
the Devastated Region Arrangements
to Supplement Mn-clo Willi fetenm in
Clearing; Away the Debris at the Dam
General Hastings to be Dictator of the
Town, Beginning on Wednesday Will
the Legislature, Two Vears Hence,
Carry Out the Present Executive Scheme?
Some Interesting Complications That
Slay l'et Arise.
ITEOJI X STAFF COBBESFOSDEXT.J
Johnstown, June 9. Governor Beaver
at last arriyed this morning in Vice Presi
dent King's private Baltimore and Ohio
car. He was accompa
nied by Captain W. B.
Jones and several other
Hastings met aim at the
car, not in uniform, rat
attired in a plain
everyday flannel shirt
and trousers -without
Orders were issued lo
the effect that no
OZujtow. one wou,d be allwed
to see the Governor, especially the newspa
per men, and, to further enforce the order,
a guard was placed at either end of the car,
allowing no one hut high military officers
and other men of recognized importance to
Governor Beaver alighted from the car at
1020 A. M., dressed as a civilian, and his
gray head was adorned by a light, airy
General Hastings, Major Huidekooper
and Captain Jones accompanied him on
horseback down from the train through the
ruined city to headquarters, after which a
general tour of
made by the
There was no
tion given the
the people from
here, and a very
few knew of his
presence. & Doctor in the Hospital
At the corner of Slain and Adams streets,
where the open air religions gathering was
being held, the party stopped and Governor
Beaver raised his hat to a Miss Annie Ely,
of the Northern Home, Philadelphia, and
"I see the Northern Home is always rep
resented wherever there is suffering."
The lady thanked the Governor as he
A Cbnt With nim at Dinner.
After a tour of the whole surroundings
was made the Governor returned to head
quarters in the
depot, where he
sat down to an
He could not eat
a bite. A glass
of milk satisfied
his impaired ap
petite, with the
JL Hrfugee on the Vera of m"kl "l neTer
Iruanily. eat anything in
the middle of the day."
Tour correspondent addressed him as fol
lows, while he was watching others eat,
and making observations of affairs at hand:
"How are you, General? Is your health
"Oh, perfect," said he. "You know I
can stand a great deal."
"After your survey of the destroyed dis
tricts, what do you think of it. General?"
"Why, from what I have heard, the flood
here does not appear as disastrous as I had
A Gentle Reminder.
""Well, remember, General, you were not
here during its early stages," mildly sug
gested the reporter.
"Ho," quietly rejoined the Governor.
"Why did you not come on the ground
"I have been extremely busy, and I don't
think I ought to be here now, considering
the hard pull which is before us. The hard
work, practically, has just begun."
"Will the State not defray the expenses
of the militia, and otherwise help the suffer
"I expect so."
"The Fourteenth Eegiment, I hear, is ex
pecting relief from other military sources.
Which regiment will be ordered out next
by you the First Philadelphia?"
"Well, I will see about that."
He Makes a Discovery.
"Is it your intention to call a special
session of the legislature to take action
upon this catastrophe and appropriate the
necessary funds to render aid?"
"I do not care to say anything about that;
it is to be considered."
The Governor at this point discovered
WHEEE THE DEATH ANGEL PBESIDES.
that I was a newspaper man, and refused to
answer any further questions, but added:
"The general press can receive all the in
formation I care to give the public in my
statement before the meeting of all the
principal authorities, held here."
Something must have occurred later
which caused the Governor to change his
mind, for he is reported to have telegraphed
Secretary Stone in Harrisburg: "The situ
ation is simply indescribable, and there
need be no fear of too much being con
tributed for the relief of the people." Of
course the situation might, however, be in
describable, as many before the Governor
had said, and still not be so bad as he had
expected, as he is reported to have said to a
A Very Different Interview.
In an interview with the Associated Press
to-night, Governor Beaver said that he had
been over the entire flooded district, and
found the supply depots all well filled, but
they must soon be replenished. "I found
the streams filled," said he, "with debris
and accumulated drift, iu which there is a
possibility of human bodies being imbedded,
with a probability, if allowed to remain,
that they will endanger public health,
leaving it more firmly impressed in my
mind that the police powers of the State
must be exercised to restore things to their
normal condition. The Innds which have
come into my hands in large amounts, and
from so many quarters outside of the State,
and which have been imposed upon me as
A Sacred Trust,
will he expended wholly and absolutely for
the benefit of individual sufferers. No part
of it will be expended in work which is
legitimately the domain of the State under
its police powers. This I wish to empha
size, so that all contributors to the fund may
feel assured that their money will be judi
ciously and economically expended for the
benefit of suffering humanity, and not to
the work which should and will be under
taken by the State or municipal authori
ties." Governor Beaver left this evening in
Vice President King's car over the Balti
more and Ohio for Philadelphia.
Tho Legislature Won't be Called What
Director Scott Says of That Confer
ence EcuTer's Flan He Will
File a Bond for SI ,000.000
Then the Treasurer
Will Fork Over.
FROM A STAFF COBEESFOXDEVr.l
JohnstownT June 9. The future of
Johnstown will be in the hands of Adjutant
General Hastings. A conference was held
to-day between Governor Beaver on one
side and representatives of the Pittsburg
Chamber of Commerce and representative
citizens of Johnstown on the other. The
conference occurred after General Beaver
had taken a survey of the situation from
the back of his horse, as described by an
other correspondent above. He saw the big
dam at Stone Bridge, viewed the waste
places and piles of debris that had once
been the business and finest residents of
Johnstown, and then rode up the Cone
n&ugh valley to what had once been Cone
mangh. Superintendent Pitcairn's car, containing
the other interested parlies, accompanied
the Governor, moving slowly up the rail
road track as he progressed. Governor
Beaver saw enough, and more than enough.
Thesubsequent arrangement that he relieve
Dictator Scott and the Chamber of Com
merce committees at work here of their re
sponsibility, was his. It was eagerly ac
cepted as a solution of the difficulty, and
everybody was apparently happy. Captain
Jones smiled, Mr. Flinn beamed upon the
waiting reporters, Colonel Schoonmaker
looked as though he liked ir,and J. B. Scott
seemed like a man from whose shoulders a
big weight had been lifted.
They Took the Car.
H. L Gourley and Beuben Miller stepped
Continued on Sixth J'agc,
A Bulletin From Dr.
Groff Says That
NO EPIDEMICS AT ALL.
The Water Pronounced Purer
Than Before the
PERFECTLY SAFE TO DRINK
ITEOJI OUB STAFr COEKESPONDKST.l
Johnstown, June 9. Dr. G. G. Groff,
the head of the sanitary department, doesn't
like the exaggerated reports sent out about
the sanitary condition of the town and the
possibilities of disease. The State Board is
taking every precaution to improve the
condition of the city and, as an actual fact,
outside of a few cases of diphtheria no re
ports of contagious diseases of any kind
have come in. To-day the following bulle
tin was issued by Dr. Groff.
Tho general condition of health in Johns
town and vicinity is excellent. No epidemic
disease of any kind prevails, nor is it ex
pected that any will arise. The whole region
has been divided into convenient districts, and
each placed under a competent sanitarian. The
State Board of Health is prepared to meet all
emergencies as they arise. The air is whole
some and tho water generally pure. If the
good people of tho devastated district will go
on as they have so nobly done for the past
week in their efforts to clean np the wreckage,
good health will certainly be maintained.
Signed Geo. G. Geoff.
Pittsburg Water Not Contaminated.
Dr. Groff stated that he expected more
sickness than there is; so far, the doctors
outnumber the patients. There is hardly
any typhoid fever in the town and bnt little
pneumonia. Fears of diphtheria becoming
epidemic are unfounded. Speaking of
Pittsburg water he said :
"I will say again that residents of Pitts
burg and cities below need not fear to drink
the river water. There is no danger of its'
Thit statement was made after a careful
examination of the drift in the river at the
stone bridge. Dr. Groff says the number of
bodies in the water cannot be large. The
valleys have been swept so clean by the
great floods that the river waters are now
Purer Than Before the Disaster.
There is a difference in the contaminating
power of decomposing organic matters.
That from bodies dead of contagious disease
woald be far more dangerous than that from
bodies which were of healthy persons. As
it is, the bodies in the river are generally
covered with from one to six feet of mud and
sand. This earthy matter aosorbs all efflu
via and acts as the best of disinfectants.
There is no present danger to the water sup
ply of Pittsburg at Johnstown. The only
present danger is from people being fright
ened into sickness by sensational reports.
The report that people have been eating
horse flesh is not true. There is plenty to
eat at present, but the public should remem
ber that this doesn't mean that the supply
will last. Unless rehet is brought in daily
there would soon be suffering. The worst
cases of tongh lirtng I found among the
Wood vale people, who had been eating
flour and pork until their stomachs rebelled.
Down at Morrellville, Coopersdale and
Cambria City the Americns Club has been
doing good work. This is about the only
place in the town where one can get a really
first-class meal, and every newspaperman
who has enjoyed their hospitality feels very
The Americns Clnb Doing Nobly.
This little camp is like an oasis in the
desert in the dreary waste. Too much can
not be said in praise of the Americus boys
and the Belief Committee at Morrellville.
Harry Paul said to-day that he expected
the people in these lower towns would be
able to take care of themselves. In Coop
ersdale not a life was lost, but considerable
property was destroyed. There are men in
the town who have money to buy if there
were goods to be had. Mr. A. J. Logan has
arranged to have supplies sent in his name
lo the storekeepers, so that they can resume
business during the week.
Dr. Jessop, of Kittanning, has been
working nobly embalming bodies at the
Presbyterian Church. Inspector Sibbett,
of the Sanitary Department, thought the
church wasn't as clean as it might be, but
the doctor answered he has been doing the
best he could. He has only four assistants,
and is doing his work for nothing. At the
Fourth Ward School they have a hose and
plenty of water. "When Dr. Jessop was
seen to-day he said:
Another Doctor's Opinion.
"An effort was made to clear up this
morgue, but I wouldn't allow it. The peo
ple in the Fourth Ward School are anxious
to secure all the bodies coming in. I don't
see why they want to do so unless there is
money in it. I am sure I am not being
naid. I think the sanitarv condition nf ibe
town' is bad. The air here is lull of germs I
PITTSBUBG, MONDAY, JTOTE 10, 1889.
that will breed typhoid, typhus and diph
theria." In reply to the criticism of Dr. Jessop,
Dr. Groff said that he was anxious to close
up some of these morgues, and have finally
but one central place for the reception of
the bodies. The Doctor regretted that there
was so much jealousy among the embalmers
In regard to tho sanitary condition of the
town, Dr. Sibbett, State Inspector, said to
day: "Every physician knows that there is no
immediate danger. Decaying animal life
sn't so bad as what comes from the body
while living. It should be disposed of as
soon as possible, but there is no immediate
Doctors Disngree Slightly.
"Typhoid fever, if there is any lurking
here, would not show itself for two weeks.
Typhoid fever was never common in Johns
town. The people seldom were afflicted
with contagious diseases. It was an excep
tionally healthy place. I wouldn't want
better water to drink. It is much purer
than the water drunk iu Pittsburg, because
the water supply there comes from the
river. I wouldn't drink a drop of it. But
in this town the water comes from the
mountains, and it couldn't be purer. There
is less danger from disease here than in
Pittsburg has been represented at Johns
town since Tuesday by its corps of health
inspectors, 12 members, under charge of Mr.
T. W. Baker. This corps rendered most
efficient aid to the State Board of Health in
house-to-house visits and in the work of
general disinfection and burning dead ani
mals, It would be difficult to estimate the
good which this well organized corps has
done. Iseael and Luty.
2,500 BODIES FOUND.
Dr. Sibbctt's Estimate of the Dead So Far
Recovered 5S More Corpses Carried
to the Moreno Yesterday Nnmrs
of Those Identified.
FXOH A STAFF CORRESPONDENT. J
Johnstown, June 9. Dr. Sibbett esti
mated to-night that 2,600 bodies had been
recovered so far. In his visit among nine
morgues already mentioned he counted
1,600 bodies. The morgues above and below
Johnstown have not been visited by the
doctor, but the Coroner held 285 in
quests at Nineveh; 26 bodies were
lost at Conemaugb; 19 at Mineral Point
and bodies are constantly being found.
About 68 bodies were recovered to-day. The
corpses are so badly decomposed that noth
ing can be done with them. The feet, face
and hands of bodies that have been exposed
to the water cannot be touched without re
moving the skin. Mr. Jessop says the entire
covering of the bodies, for that matter, is in
a very decayed state and the embalmers are J
about ready to give up their work.
Father Devan, who has been doing such
heroic work at St. Columbia morgue, de
clares it is nonsensical to try to preserve the
bodies. He is making arrangements to
haye the corpses interred as soon as re
covered. Dr. Jessop estimates that 200
bodies were handled in the Presbyterian
church up to date. To-day eight more
were embalmed. The names of the deceased
Jackson Ripple Woman 35 years old enp-
CasparWllt posed to he Tulle
Mrs Lewis Eoland Koberta ,
Mr Evans machinist Lewis Eoland
Eleven bodies were prepared for burial in the
Fourth ward school house, as follows:
O Klmpel, a furniture Young woman
dealer "Woman aged 35
Peter Campbell colored Mr Elrljcle
Large -woman 30 years T F Zimmerman at
P McNally torney
D Flogle John Knightly colored
Kick, the last named, was a baker. He
was injured during the flood and died in
Mercy Hospital to-day. The largest amount
of money found on any body was taken
from C. Kimpel's clothes. He had on his
person 53,114 23. It is supposed that when
he saw the flood coming be grabbed the
money from the safe and tried to save it.
The money" was recovered, the man lost.
The depot and Kernville morgues
were closed to-day - at the order
of Dr. Groff. Dr. Sibbett wondered
to-night what Dr. Lee would say if he knew
the rubbish at the bridge was being floated
down the Conemaugh river. The doctor said
he saw a dead horse en route, and if the
thing was kept up the valley would soon be
in as filthy condition as Johnstown. He
regretted that the plan to burn the debris
with natural gas was not carried out It is
a great mistake to pander to sentiment. The
people object to having the debris burned,
in the vain hope of still recovering some of
the bodies. Iseael.
SIXTEEN HUNDRED C0KPSES,
The Number Thnt Has Been Received nt
tho Tarlons Morgues.
CFItOH A STAFF COBKESFONDENT.
Johnstown, June 9. Dr. Sibbett, the
State Inspector, has been engaged since
noon in collecting the figures of the num
ber of bodies handled in the various morgues
in Johnstown and the immediate vicinity.
He reported this evening that the number
was 1,600, distributed in the morgues as
follows: Two hundred and nineteen at the
Fourth Ward School, 28 at the Presbyter
ian Church, 182 at the depot, 128 at Morrel
ville, 825 at the St. Columbia Church in
Cambria City, 13 at Haws, 52 at Millvale,
five at the First Ward, Millvale; 118 at
Dr. Sibbett reported that he noticed a
number of valuable boards, logs and other
timber being burned under the supposition
that it 1b filthy. The doctor thinks such
action is rank foolishness, and he advises
that the lumber be laid aside and used in
building stables and other necessary build
YANDALS AGAIN AT TF0EK.
Relief Curs Broken Into nnd Robbed of
Poor People's Food.
Johnstown, June 9. Several cases of
vandalism and robbery were reported to
day. .Last night a number of cars contain
ing supplies were broken into and the con
tents carried off. What the thieves could
not steal they trampled and ruined. The
Masonic relief car was also entered and
robbed. Twelve men were arrested for
stealing to-day, but they were released upon
returning the goods.
The military guards over in Cambria City
were kept busy last night aresting thieves.
They were placed in the guardhouse, and
this morning drummed out of town. When
they reached the outskirts they were
warned that if they were caught again they
would be summarily dealt with.
Wnnls to Take Twenty Waifs.
St. Louis, June 9. Mrs. Roger Hayne,
manager of the Christian Home and Infant
Asylum of this city, has telegraphed to
Mrs. Hinckley, in charge of the Waifs'
Mission at Johnstown, Pa., asking for 20
babies, and promising that good carewHlie
taken of them if they are sent herd.
Roosevelt's Reason For
Taking the Civil
HE WANTS TO STUDY
Natural History and Other Simi
lar Subjects in Conge
SENATOR PLUMB KICKING.
rSPECIAI TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.i
Washington, June 9. Everybody who
has the pleasure of the acquaintance of
Mr. Theodore Boosevelt was surprised at his
acceptance of the office of Civil Service
Commissioner. To be cooped up for six or
seven hours a day in a room 15x10, poring
over examination papers, like the head
master in a public sehool,and going through
the details of the routine work that comes
up for action by the Commissioners day
after day, mnst be anything but a congenial
task to a man who has been in the habit of
spending about six months in each year in
the enjoyment of life on a Western ranch.
It was the general opinion in Washington
that Mr. Boosevelt would decline the ap
pointment, but he did not, and he is now
hard at work endeavoring to earn the salary
of 3,600 which the Government allows to
'the men who have in their keeping the prac
tical application of civil service reform.
The true reason why Mr. Boosevelt was in
duced to accept the cares and honors of offi
cial life has never been made public, but it
is well known to his intimate friends.
A curious beason.
The young New Yorker is passionately
fond of the study of natural history, eth
nology, geology and like scientific subjects,
and loves to be thrown into the company of
men who are as deeply interested as he in
these matters. There are in Washington to
day about 500 men of scientific tastes and
pursuits, many of them being in charge of
the various branches of Government work.
The Smithsonian Institute, the Medical
Museum, the Agricultural Department, the
Geological Survey Bureau, the Natural
Museum, the Naval Observatory and their
divisions of the Government service furnish
each its quota of scientists, and it is easily
seen that no other city in the United States
can bring together so numerous a company
of congenial scientific souls as are at work
in their researches and investigations every
day in the year in the city of Washington.
These gentlemen are in the habit of
spending an evening together two or three
times a week under the sheltering roof of
the hospitable Cosmos Club, whose member
ship is made up of all the scientific men of
rr-l-:-i -il.i. jl i i j
'iv asuiugwju, wuu a guuuiy uuuiuer u guuu
fellows thrown in to add zest to the gather
ings, hut who are totally lacking in expert
Knowledge upon any special subject.
THEY WANT TO GET IN.
The two latest applicants for admission to
the Cosmos Club are Theodore Boosevelt
and Edwin Willits, of Michigan, the new
Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, who
was selected for this important place in
order that he might take charge of the
several branches of scien tine work about to
be undertaken, while Uncle Jerry Busk
looks after the political management of the
new executive department.
A few evenings ago a few of these de
votees of science were gathered together at
the house of one of the Smithsonian pro
fessors, who is the collector and owner of
one of the most complete museums of nat
ural history to be found in this or any other
country. Mr. Boosevelt was one of the
company, and he then and there told his
friends that the actual cause of his accept
ance of the office of Civil Service Commis
sioner was his desire to 'have the oppor
tunity to mingle with the members of the
Cosmos Club and discuss with them con
The young political reformer then pro
ceeded to give evidence of his qualifications
for membership by picking out from among
his host's complete collection of animal
skeletons the disiointed bones, and at once
describing the species of animal to which
they belonged. In the large case in which
the curiosities were kept were the bones of
several extinct animals of the same species
mixed up in a confused heap. Mr. Boose
velt astonished the scientists present by
readily putting together correctly the
skeletons of animals long since extinct and
describing their appearances, habits and
The host of the evening, a man of mature
years, who has spent a large portion of his
lifetime in a study of these animals, was
completely surprised at Mr. Boosevelt's
knowledge of them, and said to his guests
that possession o'f such expert knowledge in
a young man wis remarkable. Later in the
evening the gentlemen drifted into 'the pleas
ant occupation of relating bear stories, and
here again the civil service reformer made a
hit. He and Captain Dutton, of the Geo
logical Survey, a man widely known for his
experience as a fighter of both men and
beasts, engaged in a discussion on the sub
ject o Dears.
One gentleman thought them to be brave
when attacked; the other was sure they
would always run when cornered if they
had a chance. The argument waxed warm
and the 20 scientific gentlemen patted the
champion of their side of the case on the
back and told him to go in. It is not known
definitely who came out ahead as the ad
herents of Mr. Boosevelt and Captain Dut
ton were about eqnal in number. How
ever, they all greatly enjoyed the encounter
and all conceded that the young man ex
hibited at least as much knowledge with re
gard to bears as the older one. The poli
ticians all say that Mr. Hoosevelt will make
a poor Civil Service Commissioner; that he
has none of that peculiar and rather inde
finable quality known as executive ability
and they rather expect to see him make a
determined but unsuccessful effort to do
some good to the public service in his new
office, and then give it all up and go back
to his books and his Western ranch.
PLUMB ON HIS EAB.
Tho Knnsns Senator Is Not Entirely Satis
fied With President Bnrrlson's Coarse
He Is Making Hone of ibe .Mistakes That
Cleveland Did An Illustration.
ISFECIAL TELEQEAM TOJHI DISrATCR.I
Washington, June 9. Senator Plumb
is counted among the discontented. At
least he has not got as many offices for his
constituents as he would have wished. He
("has become somewhat reconciled
to the sit
uation, because the Senator is a philosophi
cal man, and be Is accustomed to taking
things as they come. Discussing thematter
of Consular appointments, he said;
"The President is.goLug about these mat-
ters slowly, because he has said that he
wants to give the entire Nservice an over
hauling, particularly the service in South
"The President haseomesort of morbid no
tion that he wishes to have a personal know
ledge of every person whom he appoints to
office. The scheme is a very good one if it is
E radical, but I am afraid the President will
nd after a time that his field of vision is
not broad enough, and then he will not have
the same excuse for his position that Cleve
land had. Cleveland could plead ignor
ance. President Harrison has had plenty
of experience here. Cleveland re
fused to call in his party friends
at first, when they would have
given him good advice, and when
he did call them'in they unloaded upon him
the people that -were going to do them some
''If he had called them and said: 'Gentle
men, here is the standard; I shall expect
you to come up to it, and I shall depend on
you to recommend to me men who will not
fall below it," he would have had some
good advice and he would have filled the
public service with good men, but he waited
till he found that be had to call in the lead
ers of his party, and then they felt no ob
ligation to do anything for him or for the
party. They worked for their own .good.
Mr.. Harrison may be right in the course he
is taking. Time will show."
"But the leaders of the party do not
think he is right, do they?"
"As to that," said the Senator, "I have
nothing to say. I am like Billy McDowell,
who was asked to try a case, without the in ter
vention of a jury, out in Kansas. He
listened to the areuments for two days. At
the end of the second day he said that the
Court would withhold its verdict until the
next day. In the morning when the parties
to the case were gathered together, Billy
said: 'Gentlemen, you will have to call in
a jury. This Court is hung.' On the
question of the President's course in the
matter of appointments, I am hung," con
cluded the Senator.
A LAND EEFOBMEE'S FUNERAL.
Lewis rtlnsquerier Is Burled Without
Prayer, But His Spirit Is Present.
rSFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCII.1
New Yobk, June 9. Twelve men gath
ered at the monument of Lewis Masquerier,
the land reformer, dedicated by himself in
the north end of Cypress Hills Cemetery, to
day. They did not place any flowers on the
two graves inside the granite railing,
nor did they decorate the monument.
As they stood there with heads
bared during the service of half an hour
many passersby gazed at them at a
distance and some approached to read the
many inscriptions on the monument indi
cative of the principles taught by the re
former. The National Land Reform Asso
ciation, which he organized in 1844, advo
cated the equal right of all to the land. It
has increased in membership at the rate of
only about one a year during the 45 years
of its existence, and it now has a little more
than 60 members in this city and vicinity.
Masquerier's idea was to divide the earth
into equal parts, allotting one to each fam
ily. He carried his scheme to a minute
analysis, and he made plans of homesteads,
a model site being displayed on the monu
ment. There was no prayer at the grave. John
A. Lantwer,to whom the reformer deeded his
property for the benefit of the cause, read
the minutes of the last memorial service
meeting, and the resolutions then
adopted. The resolutions were reaffirmed
yesterday. Then short reminiscent speeches
were made by Colonel Henry Beenrie, the
President of the association. The Colonel
was convinced that some time the reforms
would be brought about, possibly by a
revolution and bloodshed. Dr. C. S. Weeks,
who spoke later, said he believed that the
spirit of Masquerierwas present at the ser
vice. Just as the little group broke up, a
black thunder cloud burst and drove them
to their carriages.
NEGROES EAID BUNtrARIAN MINERS.
One of the Latter Resists und Is Killed and
the Cabin Is Looted.
rSPECIAI. TELEQUAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Wheeling, W. Va., June 9. At
Turkey Gap, McDowell county, Thursday
night, two negroes entered a cabin in which'
12 Hungarian miners ware sleeping and de
manded their money, covering the crowd
with revolvers. One of the Hungarians
pulled a pistol, when he was shot three
times, from the effects of which he died. The
Huns then scattered, and the negroes looted
Two negroes, Joe Parsons and William
Win, are under arrest awaiting identifica
tion. OYER NIAGARA FALLS.
Two More Boatmen Find Their Doom In the
Lockpoet, N. Y., June 9. Shortly after
2 o'clock at Niagara Falls this afternoon,
"Jacko" Walker, a boatman and fisherman
at the Falls, with Frank Davy as a com
panion, started in a boat from the shore
above the inlet of the hydraulic canal for
the head of Goat Island. The men lost con
trol of the boat, which was drawn into the
current and carried over the Horseshoe
Falls. Walker was about 30 years old and
Davy 23. "Pi" Walker, uncle of "Jacko"
Walker, committed suicide ten years ago to
day by lying down in his boat and going
oyer the American Falls.
LIBERTY IN FRANCE.
A Number of Boulanslsts Arrested for IToId
Inc a Pnblic Meeting.
Paeis, June 9. M. Beichert, the attache
of the War Ministry who was arrested yes
terday, has purged himself of contempt of
the Boulanger Commission and has been
liberated. A Boulangist meeting, an
nounced to be held at Angonleme to-day
was prohibited by the authorities.
MM. De Boulede, Laguerre, Laisant and
Bichard and a score of citizens were ar
rested for protesting against the action of
the authorities. The populace is in a fer
ment The troops are confined to the bar
racks. A BIG BREWERY DEAL.
Tho Ballantlne's Interests In Newark
Newabk, N. J., June 9. Papers for the
sale of the Ballantine's lager and ale inter
ests in this city were signed yesterday. The
price is 55,100,000, of which 54,000,000 is in
cash and the balace in stock. Hatch & Co.,
ot New York, are the agents.
Peter Hauck, the Harrison brewer, has
been telegraphed to represent the Ameri
can breweries at a meeting to be held in
A FIEND CONVICTED.
One of Fayette County's Masked Burglars
Falls to Prove an Alibi.
1SFECIAIATELEGKA1I TO TIMS DISPATCH.l
Uniontown, June 9. Frank Cooley
was on Saturday found guilty of being one
of the three masked burglars who burned,
and otherwise tortured and robbed, Miss
Mary Boss, near Smithfield last December.
He tried to prove an alibi.
An Important Secret Treaty.
LONDON, June 9. It is reported in St.
Petersburg that during the Shah's visit
there, a secret treaty was made between
Bussia and Persia lor'the temporary annexa
tion of Northern Persia to Bussia. in cer
AN EPIDEMIC OF
A Young Man Blows Out tho Gn
tine Tremberccr is
the Union and Kills Himself
Three Attempted Sui
tSFICIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCW.t
New Yobk, June 9. A poorly dressed
youth, who wrote on the blotter m a
scarcely legible hand the name ''John L.
Trest," got a 60-cent room at the Van Dyke
House, at 28 Bowery, about 1a.m. to-day.
The room bas a placard over the gas burner
inscribed in large letters: "Danger. Do
not blow out the gas. Tnrn the key."
Some hours later the chambermaid noticed
the odor of gas coming from the room and
called the porter, who broke the door in.
The guest was found kneeling at the side of
the bed with bis face buried in the coun
terpane. He was dead. The gas was turned
on, the window was shut, and he had used
the tablecloth to stop up the cracks of the
door. There were 17 cents in his pockets,
but nothing to tell who he was. On the
scrap of the rim of a newspaper was written
the address 416 West Thirty-sixth street.
This is a vacant house.
Valentine Tremberger, 49 years old, died
at the Presbyterian Hospital to-day from
self-inflicted injuries. He was a carpenter,
and lived at 1118 First avenue. His wife
said that he was expelled several weeks ago
from Carpenters' Union No. 7 because he
failed to pay his dues. Since then he has
been unable to get steady work and he be
came melancholy. Last week he began to
show signs of insanity. He imagined
that some of the members of
the union were after him to
kill him. He nailed up the transom over
his bedroom door, after telling his wife that
the men who wanted to murder him had at
temDted to come in that way. Late on Sat
urday night Tremberger was sitting at the
window looking out into the street. Some
men got into a fight across the way. He
heard them quarreling and jumped from
the chair and run up and down the room,
crvinp: "They are alter me! They want to
kill me!" He got a razor from the bureau
drawer and slashed himself across both arms
and his throat. He leaves a family of three
John P. Kane, aged 32, of 225 East
Eleventh street, attempted suicide this
morning by jumping overboard at the foot
of Bast Tenth street. He was rescued and
sent to Bellevue Hospital.
Charles Dyer, a baggage handler of
351 East Fourteenth street, who was taken
to Bellevue on Saturday night with a bullet
wound on the right side ofhis head, said to
have been inflicted with suicidal intent,
will not die. He says he shot himself acci
dentia while cleaning his revolver.
John B. Kane, bookkeeper for his cousin,
Henry Allen, glass dealer of 138 William
street, walked into the East river from the
Tenth street pier at 7:30 this morning. He
was rescued by boatmen in the neighbor
hood and a policeman and taken to Bellevue
Hospital a prisoner. The police say he
walked overboard intentionally. He said
he did not. He has been in poor health and
somewhat melancholy for some weeks. He
is 33 years old and unmarried.
THE SALT SYNDICATE.
Representatives are on a Tour of Inspection
of the American Plants.
Niagara Fall's, Ont., June 6.
Among the arrivals at the Clifton House
here are James Stubbs, Director of the En
glish Salt Union, and Thomas Ward, of
Cheshire, Manager of the same organization.
They have been inspecting various -salt
properties at Syracuse, Warsaw, Leeroy
and other parts of New York
State.. Tbey will now proceed on
a similar mission to Michigan and Canada,
and the Kansas salt fields. Mr. Ward is
enthusiastic as to the extent and complete
ness of the New York establishments,
especially as to those in the vicinity of
Warsaw, and admits that by improved de
vices and ability to produce salt cheaply
the American works thus far seen
surpass his expectations. When told that
in Michigan, owing to the low cost of fuel
by the use ot lumber retuse, the production
was even less costly, he said he was not
surprised that Americans were in love with
their country when an article so essential as
salt was abundant and could be as cheaply
supplied as sand or coal.
What did surprise him was that in the
manufacture and marketing of a product so
essential, no money had been made. Ward's
valuation of British salt properties formed
the basis of purchases of the English
salt union involving $20,000,000,
and he states that while only
520,000,000 were asked from the public
the subscriptions for shares amounted to
5200,000,000. Mr. Stubbs Said that the
operations of the Union for the first six
months wonld enable them to declare a
dividend at the rate of 15 per cent. Dr.
Coleman, of Sealortli, Canada, a prominent
salt proprietor, and Mr. A. P. Mitchell, ot
New York, accompany the delegation.
LABOR JIIEN ACTITE.
They Boycott Some Bakers nnd Censure
Governor Wilson, ofWest Yirslnln.
tSrECIALTELEOHAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Wheeling, June 9. At to-day's ses
sion of the Ohio Valley Trades and Labor
Assembly a boycott was ordered upon ob
jectionable bakers in Pittsburg, Cleveland
and Wheeling. Governor Wilson, ot this
State, was censured in a straightout manner
for his persistent refusal to appoint a Com
mission of Labor in accordance with the
Legislative act passed at the last session of
This act went into effect May 1, and this
assembly, which originated the measure,
named Bichard Bobinson as the Commis
sioner, expecting the Governor to indorse it
at once. He has so far not only refused to
do so, but has ignored letters written by the
assembly officials to him on the subject".
SOL'S FIRST YICTIMS.
Three Men Succumb to the Heated Weather
In New York.
1SPECIAI. TXLXQRAH TO THE DISFATCB.1
New Yobk, June 9. There were three
sunstrokes in this city to-day, though the
temperature never exceeded 88 in the
shade, and the sun only shone fitfully. The
humidity was what caused the three victims
to succumb. Charles E. Gray fell in front
of 510 Broadway and was tiken to St. Vin
cent's Hospital; George Turner, aged 16,
was stricken at Bailroad avenue and Thir
teenth street, and an unknown man was
picked up at Eighty-fourth street and Sec
There was a thunder storm in the even
ing, followed two hours after by a brisk
shower. The average temperature was
78, nearly ten degrees higher than in
SUICIDE ON A TRAIN.
A Mexican Sbeepherder Blows Out His
Brains on a Car.
Chexenne, Wto. T., June 9. A crazy
Mexican sbeepherder, named Antonio Sil
veria Desemia, committed suicide on a train
a few miles west of here yesterday. He
blew the fop of his head off with a six
shooter. His brains were spattered over the
passengers In the adjoining seats and sev
eral wonfen fainted.
During the panic a son of a Swedish im
migrant was crowded off the train, and died
from the injuries he sustained.
OT - .L 4T
RefSrn of the Commit
tee Who Went to
THEY FEEL GLOOMY.
Do'n't Care Where the Gov
ernor May Get the
BUT WANT IT OBTAINED.
Vein of Sarcasm in
Talks of Commit
THE TREASURER'S DILEMMA
He Will Hold on to the Cash
or Turn It Over to
He Contributes Twenty-Five Cents, bat
Says It Must Go to Sufferers and Not to
Feed Soldiers The Immense Task of
Rebulldlos; the Pennsylvania Railroad
President Roberts Slips Through tho
City to the Scene of Action Every Avail
able Contractor to be Socaged Scenes
nt the Relief Headqnarters Yesterday
Farther Contributions Lesions Drawn
From the Flood by Slinlsters.
The special train bearing the Executive
Committee of the General Belief Fund
from Johnstown, where they bad conferred
with Governor Beaver, wa3 met at Union
depot last night by a Dispatch
reporter. After telling the reporter the
result of the meeting, and in answer to a
query as to where the Governor expected to
get his funds, Chairman McCreery said:
"We don't care where he gets them. .He
did not tell us his plans. He said they
were not matured yet."
"Will he call a special session of the
Legislature?" "I do not know, he did nat
say that he would and I do not think he
hardly will at present."
"But where has he the power to appro
priate funds?" queried the reporter.
Would Assamo the Power.
"I am not his Attorney General. I know
that if I was in his place I should assume
such power anyway."
Continuing, he said the session was
short. "We told the Governor in plain
words that we were through. There
was no trouble at all. "We asked
no favors, but merely insisted
that the funds subscribed to the general re
lief fund should not be used in clearing np
a State highway."
"No, sir, the Governor did not hand over
the New York subscriptions, or any from
the Eastern cities. He did not mention
anything about subscriptions, and we asked
no favors of him. All we asked wa3 the
disposition of our money."
Used Freely Strong; Language.
"We did not say so in words, but we used
pretty strong language to the Governor
Saturday that he must take hold of the
matter at once, and we would have stopped
all operations Saturday and left it all in his
hands, if he had not asked for time and a
con Terence, which we finally gave him." 3
''I suppose the town will be practically
under martial law now. We care not as .
long as we do, our part.
"Mr. Scott was willing to step out and
said he must, as he could not give the time,
and indeed we all caunot give our whole
time as we have been doing.
The Governor Now Comprehends.
"You may say that the Governor aeems to
fully comprehend the situation. I was
with him all day, and he was surprised at
every turn and thought it horrible. Indeed
it was, and the reports that have reached
us do not half confirm the terrible scene of
The others of the party would not give
details, but confirmed the result stated in
Grave Complications Liable.
Treasurer W. B. Thompson was seen after
the arrival of the committee, and 'when
told of the result of the .conference
said that grave complications were
liable to arise over the result, and appeared
very anxious, as the money is all in his
hands. He has so faronly sent about 56,000
in money to Johnstown out of the fund, and
fully three-fourths of that has gone to pay
men. Probably 510,000 has been sent, how
ever, in supplies. The men remain nnpaid
yet, and as the whole will be handed over
to the Governor, complications may arise.
Again, the Governor did not deliver np the
New York funds, and all the contributions
from the East may be diverted by the Gov
ernor to pay the expense of clearing up the
wreck. Mr. Thompson thanked the re
porter kindly for the information, and saidj
he would sleep over it.
The sentiment of the masses in regard.'t
the question of the disposition of the fundiT
was illustrated forcibly yesterday by a note
to Treasurer Thompson from a little boy 9
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