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lY HEART'S DELIGHT,
A charming novelette by Louise Stock
ton, will be published in complete form in
next Sunday's Dispatch. Bead it.
The Responsibility for
the Great Disaster
. Will Appear,
IT WILL TAKE LONG
To Get at Ail the Material
for a Verdict, the
BOUND TO VISIT THE DAM,
But This Official Says that All
Know the Cause of the
AN ALLUSION TO DAMAGES.
Though People Are Too Busy
With Their Dead to
THE SITUATION AS IT IS.
Bonne In Kcrnvlllo Seine- Burned Disease
Not Abating In That Borough Many
Cases of Pneumonia, Measles, Cholera,
morbus'. Etc. A Strong Tendency to
Blood Poisoning Why the Police Can't
be Paid Ont of Relief Funds One Physi
cian 'Who Hustled Abont Araonc n. Great
Many Healthy Families What the Town
. Was Saved From In the War ol Oat
breaking Crimes The Shcrlfl's Views,
rTBOM X STAFF COBBESPOXDEXT.J
Johnstown, June 11. I went over to
Kernville this afternoon and hunted up Dr.
D. W. Evans, the venerable Coroner of
Cambria county. What the Doctor said can
be best told in his own words. He began:
- "We have done all we could so far, which
isn't much. The following jury wasimpan
elled, as you Dispatch men have before
known and stated: H. P. Blair,
Alwm Ferner, John Cobo, J. H.
tW&singer, Frank Cobiclc and John
ipevine. We held an inquest on the
body of Mrs. Lawrence Hite, who was iden
tified by many and seen in the flood. This
one inquest was held to represent all the
dead bodies at that time, and no verdict has
"Since then, owing to the excitement and
the difficulty to secure witnesses, nothing
has been done. The same jury willresume
its work in about two to three weeki.
"We have not yet been up at the dam. I
never saw it myself, and therefore can't say
anything about it, but we intend to make a
thorough and searching investigation.
To Fix the Responsibility.
''It is the duty of the Coroner to deter
mine the cause and locate the responsibility
.of this disaster, and censure men, if any are
guilty of negligence.
'It is hard to tell what a jury will de
cide. My experience has been that it is
difficult to get them to censure anybody.
Of course we all know what produced the
catastrophe; but this the jury will have to
"We have nothing to do with the prob
lem of assessing damages. That belongs to
the province of the courts. I understand
some of the men in the South Fork Pishing
Club- are millionaires. They should now
shell out some of their hard cash; but un
derstand, I am sot talking in an official
"I have not heard of any damage suits
started as yet The people have been too
busy burying the dead to think of anything
like that The jury will meet again to
morrow afternoon; but nothing can now be
done; none of us have had time to collect
This has been another disagreeable day in
Johnstown. There are no streets of any ac
count in the place, and, whenever it rains,
the clay in the slop and mud becomes
sticky and pliable. It is a difficult matter
to navigate among the ruins; but the men
ore. working away, unmindful of the bad
On such days the tasks of the reporters
are made more laborious; but the boys
manage to get around as busy as bees.
There are no lazy people in Johnstown;
everybody is working, or making a show of
it at least Even the police officers bemoan
their fates, and think they are doing gallant
service. So they are, and after this affair
is over and the excitement is forgotten, the
much-abused police officer will not be for
gotten. Over in Kernville they are trying the ex
periment of burning up the houses so badly
wrecked that they 'cannot be reclaimed.
Some of the fire engines are located in this
'pait of the town, and they are pouring
water on the houses. ia the neighborhood of
Wrestlluff With Epidemics.
Dr. J. DtMilligan Is doing good work in
Kernville. The doctor told me this after
wwa that disease is not abating. There are
- is ' ,,
many cases of measles, and pneumonia is a
sequel to this complaint Cholera morbus
and kindred troubles of the alimentary
tract are becoming quite common among
adults. A new case of pneumonia was re
ported in Kernville to-day, making seven
up to date; two more cases of .diphtheria,
making eight cases altogether, and six
cases of rheumatism. Many of the women
in the town are suffering, and there is a
strong tendency to blood poisoning. The
town is in bad shape. In fact no part
of the valley is in such a horrible condition.
The water rushed back from the bridge,
crowding the debris and many of the houses
into the town.
Mrs. Lindenthkl, who is doing Grand
Army work along the B. & O., reports that
they greatly need light underclothing for
women. Most, of the underclothing on the
ground is winter stock, and too heavy for
the hot weather.
How a Wylle Arcane Doctor Does.
Dr. Phillips, of Wylie avenue, visited 50
houses in Kernville this morning. He
found two sick persons, one a case of tuber
culosis contracted before the flood, and a
case of bronchitis, resulting from exposure
since the disaster. In other respects the
people he saw were all right He claims
bromine is the best deodizer he has found
yet A carload of disinfectants was re
ceived from Pittsburg about noon.
Concerning the payment of the tin-tag
police, Mr. J. B. Scott said to-day: "I wish
it to be emphatically stated that these police
will not be paid out of any funds over which
I have any control. There is no difference'
of opinion on this subject The Sheriff
swore in many of these police officers, and
Cambria county will have to pay the bill, or
these men will have to look to the Sheriff
for it. It was an easy matter to duplicate a
tintag and carry a club, and I don't know
where to draw the line. Oh, no; these men
will not be paid out of funds that I con
trol." The Sheriff on the 200.
On this subject Sheriff Steineman said:
"I think these men should be paid, and
they will, in time. They need not worry
about the money. All these things will ad
just themselves. When I got here Saturday
night after the flood, I found the town full
of vandals and marauders stealing every
thing they could put their hands on. A
number of private citizens came to me to be
sworn in as deputies to defend their own
property, and many of these men don't
want to be paid. The condition of . affairs
was such that I selected 200 men to defend
the town. It was my business to protect
life and property, and I did it to the best of
my ability. I walked over and over the
town Sunday night, locating men and stop
ping vandalism. The wonder to me now,
as I look back, is, how in the world we
managed to preserve order and do as well
as we did." Israel.
EESIARKABLE BUT NO MIRACLE.
The Saving of the Statue of the Tirgln Ex
plained by Father Tahancy.
rTBOM JL SZATT COBBESrOSDIKT.:
Johnstown, June 11. The story of the
miraculous preservation of the statue of the
Virgin during the wreck of St Mary's
Church by the flood was to-day investigated
by your correspondent who found the story
correct in all the essential particulars.
While the entire church was inundated to
the depth of ten feet, as is provenJy the
water lines on he walls, thejstatue, with
the exception of about a foot at the base, is
as clean and perfect as when placed in the
alcove. The circumstance is of course re
markable, but by no means unexplainable.
The most reasonable supposition is that
when the water entered the church it lifted
he statue from its pedestal. It sank to the
depth of about a foot, as shown by the
marks, when it proved sufficiently buoyant
to float, and in an upright position. As the
water rose, of course the statue rose with it,
and when the flood had passed and the
water receded, which it did very gradu
ally, the statue still maintaining its up
right position was slowly lowered and fi
nally left in the position found.
This explanation is favored by the Bev.
Father Tahaney, of the St John's Church,
who said in that connection. "I am not at
all superstitious, and I deplore the impres
sion has gained credence that we are at
tempting to use the circumstance to illus
trate the power of our church. The time
has passed when the church depended upon
the supernatural to support it, nor do we
want it Catholicism is gi-eatly misunder
stood. Our people look upon the incident
as remarkable, and that is all."
BECOMING HARD TO IDENTIFY.
Bodies Now Found Almost All Beyond Sem-
blnnce of Humanity.
rrr-OM a staff cobrespondent.j
Johnstown, June lL The condition of
the bodies now being taken from the wreck
is so bad that it is almost impossible for even
their most intimate relatives to recognize
them. It is only by clothing or jewelry that
identifications can be certain. There is also
great danger liable to arise by carrying the
putrid bodies through the town to the
In view of this it is proposed that disin
fectants be placed in different convenient
parts of town to-morrow, with funeral
necessities in charge of competent parties,
so that when a body is found it will be in
stantly disinfected, the valuables fonnd re
moved and recorded, and the body then pre
pared for burial. - Moeton.
ONE OF THE FLOOD'S MYSTERIES.
A Number of Johnstown Horses Found
Wondering In Neighboring Towns.
IFBOX JL ETAIT COBBESPONHEST.1
Johnstown, June 11. It is reported
that a number of horses found in Spangler
town and Daisytown have been recognized
as the property of Johnstown people and re
turned to their owners.
How the animals ever escaped from the
water and reached the points where they
were discovered is one of the mysteries of
MISS CHRISTMAK'S BODY FOUND.
A Draft for $275 nnd a Valuable Gold
Watch on the Corpse.
Johnstown, June 1L This afternoon
the body of Miss C. A Christman, the
foreign missidnary from iJew Orleans, who
was on the fated day express when the flood
swept it from the track, was found.
On her person was a draft for $275, a valu
able fcold watch, and a small amount of
A.Cblnnman Beady to Besntne.
trJIOM A &TATP COBBESrONDEjrr.l
Johnstown, June 1L A Chinaman
from Altoona arrived in town this after
noon, and although he was somewhat horri
fied at the appearance of the town, proposes
to remain and open a laundry.
BIAS A MI.
The Coroner's Jury
Charges Alex Sul
livan With the
The Assassins Clan-Na-Gael
Members and Could Have
Been None Else.
ANY NUMBER OF ARRESTS
rSFECIAX. TELEOBJUt TO THE D1SM.TCH.1
Chicago, June 11. A sensational chap
ter of the Cronin case closed to-night in a
most sensational manner. After several
hours of deliberation the Coroner's jury de
livered the following verdict which needs
no explanation to make its meaning per
We, the undersigned, a jury appointed to
make inquiries according to law as to how the
body viewed by us came to Ms death state as
our verdict from the evidence:
first That the body is that of Patrick H.
Cronin, known as Doctor Cronin.
Second That his death was not from natural
causes, but from violent means.
Third That said P. H. Cronin was decoyed
from home on North Clark street on the even
ing; of May 4, 18S9, by some person or persons to
the cottage known as the Carlson cottage, sit
uated at No. 1S72 North Ashland avenue, in
Lakeview, Cook connty, Illinois.
Fourth That at said cottage the said
Cronin Was Murdered
by being beaten on the head with some blunt
instrument or instruments in the hands of some
person or persons unknown to us on the night
of said May 4, or between May i and 5, 1889.
Fifth That the body after said murder was
committed was placed in a trunk and carried to
Edgewater on a wagon by sevefal persons, and
by them placed in a catch basin at the corner
of Evanston avenue and Fifty-ninth street,
Lakeview, where it was discovered May 27,
Sixth That the evidence shows conclusively
to all minds that a plot or conspiracy was
formed by a number of persons for the purpose
of murdering the said Cronin and concealing
his body. Said plot or conspiracy was deliber
ately contrived and Cruelly executed.
Seventh Wo have carefully inquired into
the relations, sustained by said Cronin to other
persons while alive to ascertain if he had any
quarrels or -enmities with any persons suffi
cient to cause his murder.
Eighth It is our judgment that
No Other Person or Persons
except some of those who are or who had been
members of a certain secret society known as
the "United Brotherhood," or "Clan-na-Gael,"
had cause, to be instigators or executors of
such plot or conspiracy to .murder said Cronin.
Ninth Many of the witnesses testifying in
said case have done so with, much evident un
willingness and we believe with much mental
We find from the evidence that a number of
persons were parties to the plot and conspira.
cy to murder the said Cronin, and that Daniel
Coughlin, Patrick O. Sullivan, Alexander Sul
livan and one Woodruff, alias Black, were
either principals, accessories or had guilty
knowledge of said plot and conspiracy to mur
der said Cronin and conceal his body, and
should be held to answer to the Grand Jury.
We also believe that other persons were en
gaged in this plot or had guilty knowledge of It
and should be apprehended and held to tho
We further state that this plot or conspiracy
in its conception and execution is one of the'
Most Foul and Brntnl
that has ever come to our knowledge and we
recommend that the proper authorities offer a
large reward for the discovery and apprehension
of all of those engaged in it in any way.
We further state that in our judgment all
secret societies whose objects are such as the
evidence shows that of the "Clan-na-Gael" or
"United Brotherhood" to be are not In har
mony with and are Injurious to American in
We hope that future vigor and vigilance by
the police will more than compensate for past
neglect by a portion of the force in this case.
- B. S. Cbttcheli
H. A Hauoan.
Victor U. Sutter,
John H. Van Housen,
The evidence taken during the day's ses
sion Diaced Alexander Sullivan, P. O. Sulli
van and Detective Coughlin still deeper in the
mire, but the murdered man's private pa
pers which were read just before the jury
retired for deliberation caused much disap
pointment, as they failed to reveal anything
not already known by the public. John C.
Garrity, the first witness, swore that Detect
ive Coughlin had asked him two years ago
to get Major Sampson to waylay Dr. Cro
nin and sing Dim. xneu jLtess sergeants
Hoefig and Montgomery, of the East Chi
cago avenue station, swore that they had
often heard Detective Coughlin telephoning
P. O. Sullivan.
They Were Very Intimate.
Two days before the murder the iceman
telephoned Sergeant Hoefig to tell Cough
lin to come to his house that night These
stories about the two prisoners created a pro
found impression in the court room. Police
man Patrick Scott and Thomas Murphy,
whose daughter claimed she saw Dr. Cronin
riding on a streetcar at the time he was no
doubt dead, are Clan-ua-Gael men, and the
most persistent questioning failed to draw
from them anv important information. On
the night of the murder a mysterious po
liceman called at Dinan's livery stable and
asked the hostler if all the rigs let out that
night had returned. It was thought Scott
was this officer. On the stand to-day he
swore that be did not know where he was
that night Both men had poor memories,
and the Coroner soon let them go.
J. D. Haggerty was a better witness. He
told his story without hesitation.
"Do you know Alex.Sullivan?" asked the
"Have you heard him speak of Dr.
Cronin?" , ,
"I iave. I was at the trial of Dr. Cronin
in 1885. In a conversation with me he said
in substance that Dr. Cronin was a scoun
drel; that the doctor was
i A Menace to tho Canse,
and that it would be well for the Irish cause
if It were rid of him."
"State the exact words of Alex. Sullivan,
Mr. Witness," said the Coroner."
'I can't; my memory does not serve me
to that extent. I don't want to do anv in
justice to Mr. -Sullivan, but he said, in
effect, that Dr. Cronin was a danger to the
Irish cause,, and that he ought to be exterminated."
PITTSBURG-, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1889,
"Did yon understand Sullivan to mean
that Dr. Cronin ought to be removed?"
"That is what I" understood, and Imust
say that my feeling at that time was the
same as I understood Mr. Sullivan's to
"You are acquainted with the obligations
of the order. Are they of -such a character
as would make it binding on your conscience
that you ought to take life when ordered by
"Would you carry out an order of that
kind if it were given?"
"I woulfl not"
"Might not a man of weaker mind or
character, or more impressionable, be likely
to construe his obligations as extending to
murder in case of spies and traitors?"
"Yes. The obligations might be bo con
strued by some."
Woodruff's Authentic Statement.
Chief Hubbard then 'lave the jury the
only authentic statement prisoner Wood
ruff has yet made. Woodruff said that on
the day before the murder two men came to
him at Dean's barn and paid him 25 to
have a wagon ready at 9d 'clock that night.
According to the agreement he had the
wagon ready and at about 11:30 or 12 o'clock
the two men rapped on the door of the barn
and he let them in. They were King and
Fairburn. He hitched the horse and the
three drove to the Carlson cottage. '
Woodruff described the cottage exactly.
When the three got within 100 feet of the
house the two men ordered Woodruff to
stop. He did so and the two men went up
to the house. They entered and in about
five minutes came out They carried a
trunk and it seemed very heavy. Another
man followed. They beckoned to Woodruff
and he drove up in front of the house. They
put the trunk in the wagon.
"Who was the third man?" I asked.
"P. O. Sullivan' said Woodruff. "I
knew it was P. O. Sullivan because of some
remark dropped by the other two men."
"What did you do then?" I asked.
"The two men got into the wagon with
me and we drove south on Ashland avenue
to Fullerton avenue. We turned east on
Fullerton avenue and went to Lincoln
Park. We drove into the park and stopped
in a clump of bushes.
The Mysterious Trunk.
The men took the trunk out of the wagon
and set it on the grass. They then con
sidered whether they would throw it into
the lake. They decided not to, and ordered
me into the wagon. I then drove north and
away out to Lake View on Evanston ave
nue. We met an officer and he scared us.
All went further than we expected. When
we had gone a couple of miles King and
Fairburn got ont and took the trunk out
They opened the catch basin at the corner
of the street and attempted to force the
trunk in. It wouldn't go in and they broke
the trunk open, took the body out and
dropped it into the basin. They then put the
trunk back and we drove south.
"About 500 yards south King and fair
burn got out and threw the trunk into the
bushes at the side of the road. From there
we drove back to the city. King and Fair
burn left me at Lincoln Park, and I drove
back to the barn.,"
Dr. Cronin's private papers, which were
unimportant, were then read, after which
the inquiry was closed. When the jurors
passed into the Coroner's office a great crowd
followed them. The" corridors were soon
choked with people. It seemed to be the
general opinion that at least five men would
be recommended for arrest. Coroner
Sorts was. nervous and irritable. State's
Attorney Longenecker was also excited.
Waiting for the Verdict.
The onlv man who seemed undisturbed
wap Chief Hubbard, who tramped around in
the full uniform of his office. Sheriff Matson
and a force of deputies were in an office in
the county building waiting to hear the
verdict ofi the jury. Around the doors of
the Coroner's office the crowd was stubborn
and dense. At least 50 newspaper, men
and Coroner Hertz whenever they- left the-
At 9 o'clock the report was circulated
that Alexander Sullivan was recommended
for arrest. The crowd cheered wildly. At
9:15 Coroner Hertz carried a box of cigars
into the jury room. He said that the ver
dict was almost ready to be submitted. At
10 o'clock there were still no evidences that
the iury had completed their work. It was
evident, however, that they were deliberat
ing harmoniously and with great caution.
Sheriff Matson became uneasy, and walked
up and down the corridors. One of the
deputies said the big officer would arrest
Alexander Sullivan in case the jury recom
mended the incarceration of the prisoner.
At 1025 the jury brought in their verdict.
Alexander Sullivan's arrest was effected
without the slightest trouble. Before the
verdict was read in puDlic Coroner Hertz
emerged for a moment from the back room
in which the jury were in session. He
beckoned to an officer and handed him a
mittimus. The officer with a comrade hur
riedly left the City Hall, and, jumping into
a carriage, drove straight to the residence
of Mr. Sullivan, on Oak street
Sullivan Arrested in Bed.
Mr. Sullivan had gone to bed a short time
previous, but after the object of the officers
was explained and the information given
that he would not be permitted anv time for
any purpose, he promptlv and" ouietlv
dressed and unhesitatingly accompanied his
visitors. The prisoner's demeanor was calm
throughout the entire proceeding. Enter
ing the carriage which had brought the of
ficers, the trio were driven to the office of
After the usual' preliminaries Mr. Sulli
van was taken through the cage into the
gloomy prison itself. The ex-President of
the Irish National League of America was
then immediately incarcerated in cell No.
25, in the tier known as ""Murderers'" row.
This afternoon Judge Shepard ordered a
special venire to issue for 23 "good and
worthy men" to act as grand jurors. The
proceedings leading up to this result were
very brief. The Assistant States Attornev
secured tfaeattention of the Judge and
stated that he had been instructed by his
superior, Mr. Longenecker, to ask for the
calling of a special grand jury. Nothing
further was said. The order was at once
made out and taken to Sheriff Matson. The
jurors will be impaneled in Judge Shep
ard's court to-morrow morning. The As
sistant State's Attorney said to a reporter
that a special grand jury was snmmoned in
in order that there might be no delay be
tween the ending of the Coroner's inquest
and the commencement of the grand jury
proceedings in the Cronin case.
Two Men In Custody in New York for tho
Murder of Cronin They Are Be
lieved to bo the Williams
Brothers The Evidence
New Yoek, June 11. Acting upon in
structions from the Chicago police, Inspector
Byrnes to-day caused the arrest of John
Maroney and Charles McDonald, two men
whom he has been shadowing .for suspected
complicity in the murder of Dr. Cronin.
The men are now at police headquarters and
will be held to await the arrival of officers
from Chicago. These men have been
shadowed by Byrne's men for some time
past and yesterday the Inspector received a
dispatch from Chicago for which he had
previously arranged. It was as follows:
CHICAGO, June 1L To Inspector Byrnes:
Arrest M.and Mc Will send officers and papers
J. M. Longenecker, State's Attorney.
Geo. M.HUBBAltD, Chief of Police
The man Maroney is John J. Maroney, a
drygoods merchant in busiuessat350 Canal
street He has been a prominent figare in
Irish affairs for many years, especially! in
the Land League. He resided once Via
Philadelphia, but madediimself 6? offensive
in Philadelphia that he was eventually
compelled to leave the city, and since that
timehas been understood to have" performed
missions of a private nature in connection
with.the Clan-na-Gael. On the occasion of
the Queen's Jubilee Maroney was one of a
number of men who went to England with
funds of the Bevolntionary Organization for
the avowed purpose of blowing up several
public buildings. Mr. Maroney blew up
nothing and two of his companions were
One of them died in liis lodgings while
under arrest. Maroney is said to have en
joyed himself in the various capitals of
Europe on that occasion. When he re
turned to this country he was accompanied
by a woman with whom he traveled,. and who
was detained by the custom house authori
ties here for having silks concealed in her
Maroney has never been in regular busi
ness, but has been generally well supplied
with money. One of the charges made
against Mr. Sullivan's administration was
that 8700' of the funds of the Clan-na-Gael
went into a men's furnish
ing business, which Maroney carried
on in Philadelphia, and in which he
failed. Maroney was one of the men who,
before Dr. Cronin's body was found in the
sewer in Chicago, was most pronounced in his
opinion that the doctor had not met with
foul play, but had left Chicago to avoid dis
grace resulting from some scandal with
which he was professionally connected.
He afterward succeeded in having him
self interviewed by a reporter of a New
York newspaper, to whom he said that he
believed there was a woman in the case, be
cause a finger supposed to.be a woman' swas
found in the culvert in which Cronin's body
A dispatch from Chicago says: To-night
information was derived from detective
sources that J. J. Maroney, who was ar
rested in New York to-day,.is a member of
the Clan-na-Gael executive that is to say
the committee which t governs the whole or
ganization, and of which Luke Dillon is a
member. Maroney, it is claimed, has been
identified by the salesman as the man who
purchased the furniture which first went to
Clark street and afterward to the Carlson
cottage. The identification is regresented
as having been from a cabinet photograph
of Maroney. This same Maroney is claimed
also to have been identified as the person
who rented the cottage.
McDonald, the other New Yoiker, was
his companion. A witness has been found,
it is asserted, who will swear that Maroney
and McDonald are the men who posted the
letter at Hammond, Ind., after the tragedy,
telling the Carlsons that the rent would
still be forthcoming. Maroney wrote the
letter, so it is alleged, and McDonald was
seen to leave the train and post it. In fact,
the story in a nutshell is that Maroney and
McDonald were the two mysterious "Will
iams brothers" populaily credited with
being the actual persons who took Cronin's
TWO MORE MEN AEEESTED.
The Cronin Suspects Seem to bo Plenty
Around the Metropolis.
New Yoek, June 11. Another arrest
was made to-nig"ht in connection with the
Cronin mystery. At about 7:30 Detective
McNaught brought a man to police head
quarters. The police authorities were reti
cent and would only say that the prisoner
was arrested on suspicion of being another
important person in. the case. The prisoner
looked nervous. He is a powerfully built
A mysterious prisoner was locked up at
Police headquarters by Inspector Byrnes'
detectives to-night at 8 o'clock, who is sup
posed to be another man to be credited to
the arrest list in the Cronin murder. The
man is about 40 years of age, low sized, of
stocky build and swarthy complexion. He
was hnstled into the building by a back en
trance and locked up. His, name is with
held Not One of tho Murderers.
New Yoek, June lL A short ruddy
complexioned man walked into the Twen
tieth street police station this evening and
blurted out to the sergeant in charge that
he was the Cronin murderer. He gave the
name of Bryan McLaughlin, of 225 West
Fiftieth Street, and said he was by trade a
roofer. He was locked up for the night.
The police believe that the man is insane.
Searching for Further Evidence.
Neoaunee, Mich., June 11. Ex-Captain
Michael J. Schaack and Officer John
Wessler arrived on the Chicago express at
noon and are now waiting for a train to take
them to Hancock. It is supposed that they
are going there to get evidence in Cronin
affairs, Hancock being Coughlin's former
THAT FUR EOBBEBY.
A Weird, Wild Story Concerning the
"Blinky" Morgan Party Comes From
Denver The Fars Burned nt
McKce's Bocks Avengers
on the Trnll.
tSrECIAL TILIOB AM TO TUE DISPATCH. 1
Denvee, June 11. A couple of years
ago the city of Cleveland was startled one
morning with the report that the mammoth
fur store of Benedict & Buedy had
been robbed and over $25,000 woith of valu
able furs taken. It was the most daring
robbery committed in this part ot the
country, and for a time the police were com
pletely at sea. Finally the goods were
traced to Pittsburg, and there all track of
them was lost. It is now known to a cer
tainty that the furs were burned in the
vicinity of McKee's Bocks, near Pittsburg,
by Thomas Katy, an expert shell swindler,
who is now rooming in Denver.
,4 A Blackmore, who was then Chief of
Police of Pittsburg, closely connected Katy
with the destruction of the furs, but could
prove nothing. However, he pressed the
matter so closely that Katy, it is said, re
vealed the whereabouts of Kid Manger,
alias Doc-Munson, who was a prime mover
in the fur robbery. The "kid" was arrest
ed by officers in AHegheny City, and
enough of the goods found in his room to
convict him of the robbery.
At the time of his arrest, Munger, who is
a brother of the Munson who killed Galla
gher at the Palace Theater, swore that if he
ever got at liberty again he would cut
Kaly's throat. A few days after, while Mun
ger was being taken to Cleveland, a gang of
the midnight express on the Ft Wayne
road at Bavenna, and took Munger away
from the officers after killing Detective
Hnlligan and nearly killing Police Captain
Hoehn. Several months later, after a long
trial, Blinky Morgan was hung. Munger
has never yet been apprehended. The best
detectives in the country think he is across
It now transpires that the principals
in the drama just recorded were Harry
Munson, Eeddr Evans, Walt Boysten and
Thomas Gallaher. The latter was recently
killed in Denver by the former by mistake
for Thomas Katy, whoturnedxinformer. All
the parties whose names are mentioned
above recently1 visited Denver for the pur
pose of killing Thomas Katy, who, through
a mistake, escaped. Avengers, however,
ore now on his track.
A Snrprlso Verdict In Cincinnati,
Cincinnati-, June 11. The juryinrthe
Police Court this afternoon returned, a ver
dict of guilty in the case of Frank Ru
dolph, a barkeeper, charged with viblating
the Sunday law last Sunday. The jury was
out only halt an hour. The defense made a
motion for a new trial, which the court
""' I I ! I .
THE If inn
General Hastings' Out
lines His Plans for
STORES ARE OPENING
And There Is. a Prospect of
OFFICERS TO TAKE CHARGE
y) IPBOSI A STAW COBBZSPONDE.! .
'Johnstown, June 11. To-morrow when
General Hastings takes command of Johns
town he will find that a very fair system of
relief has been organized by J. 13. Scott and
the others who have been at work under the
direction of the Pittsburg Chamber of Com
merce. In spite, however, of this and the
immense amount of work that has been
done, it is very apparent to those who have
been continually on the ground that only a
beginning has been made. In fact, when
the ground has been cleared of wreckage,
when piles of stones and dirt have been dug
away and the surface leveled, then and then
only will the work have been commenced.
Had the military organization taken
charge of Johnstown in the first place it
wonld have been better for every one. The
civilians had to form an organization to
draw order out of chaos, whereas had the
military taken hold at first they would have
A Nearly Perfect Organization
with them. It would not have been entirely
satisfactory if this had been done. The
magnitude of the work had first to be de
veloped. It has been developed now, and
even yet there are those who would rather
have the plan that has been ijj operation
continned. To-morrow, however, the mili
tary organization will be in control.
To-day the Quartermaster and commis
saries were at their different relief stations,
taking an inventory of stock and securing
something like a census of the people who
will be dependent on them General Hast
ings has been preparing to turn the details
of the work over to others, while he directs
matters from his headquarters at the Penn
sylvania freight depot. To-day the General
was arrayed in a light blue flannel coat, a
checked vest, a high white collar and a
light slouch hat, in addition to the high
boots, pants and flannel shirt that have
formed bis uniform for some days past
General Hastings realizes the magnitude of
the task he has on hand, but is as calm and
confident as when in direction of the routine
work of the Adjutant General's department
at Harrisburg. During the first days of his
stay here he ronghedTIPwitti the rest, sleep
ing at night on the floor of his headquarters
in the Pennsylvania signal tower at the
passenger statiojfc v
Contented jftb. Modest Quarters.
Since Mrs. Hastings has been here en
gaged in the work of relieving the necessi
ties of the women, General Hastings has
secured quarters on Prospect Hill. General
Wiley has also secured quarters there, but
so crowded are the houses with refugees that
a place in an attic was the very best he
could find. Of course, a room would have
been given up to an- officer of General
Wiley's rank, but the General is too big a
man and has too big a heart to inconvenience
anyone, particularly a sufferer fromjthe late
disaster, to secure comforts for himself. On
the same principle General and Mrs. Hast
ings content themselves with very modest
quarters. They are here for a noble pur
pose, and claim nothing but the bare neces
sities of life and few of them. It is much
the same way with all who are here, and if
jealousies have crept in at odd points it is
because of an excess of zeal among- those
who desire to do good because of an effort
on the part of some to do a little more than
some one else is doing or not to let some one
else do what he can.
A Talk With the New Dictator.
General Hastings, in an interview this
The work of cleaning up the city will be done
by contract and negotiations will be opened at
once with leading contractors. Several may be
employed, but I cannot say who will get the
work at this time. Booth & Fllnn, of Pitts-
trarg, are large contractors, and will likely get
some of the work. There is also a large con
tractor at Altoona who will likely get some of
the work. I do not remember his name, and
this matter has not been definitely decided
upon and will not be until the Governor ap
points a commission. I have recommended to
him the appointment of ex-Governor Robert
-B. Pattison; James B. Scott of Pittsburg; Col
onel Jennings, ot Harrisburg. and Thomas
Cochrane, of Philadelphia. Until the com
mission is appointed Mr. Scott has volunteered
bis services and will render me all the assist
ance in his power.
Mr. Moxham seems also forgotten in the
rush, of business, but when the excitement
dies away it will be remembered that the
honor was his of first bringing the people to
a realization of the necessities of their po
sition. When men walked aimlessly about,
the day after the disaster, looking with feel
ings of despair or benumbed faculties on the
ruins of Johnstown, he called them together
and took the first steps toward placing the
city on its feet He
Inspired the Hopeless
with hope and encouraged the discouraged.
It was no small matter. He had made good
progress when he resigned control into the
hands of J. B. Scott The latter has made
greater progress, and leaves to General
Hastings established supply stations and a
system of relief distribution that will make
the initial workofthe military management
Sheds have been built where buildings
could not be secured, nnd with the time
afforded them to acquaint themselves with
the routine work, the quartermasters and
commissaries will find difficulties that
would have confronted them cleared away.
A reserve force of quartermasters will be
kept at general headquarters, and those
w&o are compelled to leave from time to
time to attend to business, or because of
illness or any other' necessity, will be re
lieved by them. The force of commissioned
officers will be greatly increased. They are
being' ordered here to aid in the distribution
of goods in the Commissary department.
At-ilorreliville a number of the store
V - V. p
keepers have succeeded in purchasing a
stock of goods and having them shipped to
them. Thevhave resumed business, an,5
VOTA44 1 M M .. mIa ill 4 A A A nAfAVA MO 1t
been possible for them to secure suppliex
The railroads, however, have had their!??
hands full bringing in relief trains and
transporting material to repair the ruin
wrought to their own tracks. .As a conse
quence, many people have been living on
charity who were able to pay for what they
got and who desired to do so. It was for a
time a serious problem whether these per
sons should be charged for their supplies or
not It was thought they might be per
mitted to pay, and th6 money devolved to
the general relief fund, but it was finally
decided this would cruelly emphasize such
differences as exist, and it was deemed bet
ter, inasmuch as the supplies had all been
donated for general use, to give them out
without charge to anyone.
Wood, Morrell & Co. are erecting a frame
store in Johnstown, where such as are in a
position to make purchases may do so.
Gradually other stores will be opened, and
as people begin work and earn money, busi
ness will gradually be resumed. At best,
however, it must be a slow process, and
There Will be Many Heartaches
before Johnstown sees even a small part
of the prosperity that was swept away in a
few short minutes. The contributions re
ported, if kept up in part, will probably be
ample. It is not improbable, though, that
the fhnds will ere long have to be drawn on
for the purchase of supplies. When this
begins all supplies will have to be pur
chased and contributions will have to be in
cash. The supplies then will be more reg
ular than at present. Now there will for a
time be an excess of some article; then a
shortage of that and an excess of something
else. Jmt now there is an excess of chil
dren's rubber shoes, and at some of the sup
ply stations a shortage of sugar.
To-day the supplies ran short at the Penn
sylvania freight depot supply station. At
noon there was nothing in the grocery de
partment but salt and soap, and many per
sons who came tor supplies were compelled
to go without A special effort will be
made hereafter to see that nothing of the
kind happens again. The workmen who
will be employed by General Hastings will
be paid $1 50 a day. They will supply
their own stores, which will be sold to them
from the commissary department Mr. Mc
Knight, of Pittsburg, will be in general
charge of them. The thing that is worry
ing the commissary department to-night
is that there is too little food. There is an
abundance of clothing. SlMfSON.
Colonel Scfaoonmaker Says That Amount
Will be bufflclent to Clean the Town A
Big Sum Required for Rebuilding
Cost of Wrk Already Done.
IFBOtf A STATP COKBESFOSDE5T.1
Johnstown, June 11. At the general
headquarters of the Citizens' Belief Com
mittee to-night, Dictator Scott was closing
his official career. Colonel Schoonmaker
sat with him. The latter gentleman will
remain here until Thursday and the former
will remain until General Hastings feels he
can dispense with his services. Colonel
Schoonmaker had been too busy arranging
for the payment of the laboring men to-morrow
to have- given much thought to the
Governor's plan of raising money. The
principal thing he thought of was that
money is needed.
He says at least $1,500,000 in cash has
been raised in New York, Philadelphia and
Pittsburg, and is in hand at these places at
the present time. This money, he thinks,
should be used in aiding people to rebuild
their homes. He considers the figures given
by Mr. McMillen, of Jhe Cambria works,
580,000,000, as far.above the sum necessary
to rebuild the town. The 51,000,000, guar
anteed by the Governor,' he thinks will do
the work of cleaning and give some
Money to Feed the People.
He urged, at the meeting with the Gov
ernor on Sunday, that the actual necessities
of the people had been relieved, and that
the work of the committee was, therefore,
over. In this he was backed by Mr. Scott
and the other members. The remaining
money ought to be used, he argued, for the
rebuilding of the homes.
"Less relief will be needed from this day,"
said Colonel Schoonmaker. "People are
beginning to go to work at the manufactories
and will be earning money to, feed them
selves. Besides, the men employed bf Gen
eral Hastings will feed themselves. This
will start business again. Stores will soon
be open. Wood, Morrell & Co.'s store, for
instance, will be open to-morrow."
Mr. Scott said he had not had time to
examine theGovernor's plans.He understood
that for the money advanced by the State
Treasurer, that gentleman would have ample
security, while this State would be amply
protected by the bondsmen of the Treasurer.
Cost of Work Already Accomplished.
"No doubt," said Mr. Scott, "the Gov
ernor has consulted with his legal and
financial advisers before taking the step he
did." Mr. Scott said that all the workmen
would not leave as they were paid off to
morrow. Many would be re-engaged. He
considered that 500 or 600 of them would re
main. "This," he said, "is about 10 per
cent of the whole."
B. Ford, who has been receiving the time
of the workmen, said this evening that he
had received time for which $30,396 would
have to be paid out to-morrow. He expects
that when all the returns are in this amount
will be $3,000 greater. This is exclusive of
the payments to Booth & Flinn's men,
which will amount to $70,000 or more, ac
cording to Mr. Ford. Mr. Flinn arrived
from. Pittsburg to-night and was in consulta
tion with General Hastings at the latter's
headquarters. No definite conclusion was
Mr. .Flinn is in perfect harmony with
General Hastings, who greatly values his
advice and assistance. General Hastings is
trying to induce Mr. Flinn to take charge
of the work of clearing away the dam at the
ER0R AFFLUEXCE TOPOYEETfj,
Otily Two of Many Cases That Remind tho
Observer of Vicissitudes.
IFEOJI A STATF CORBE&FOSPTCT.
Johnstown, June 11. A German resi
dent of Vine street who lost all .his property
in the flood, in speaking of the matter to
day, said: "I came to this conntry with
$1 50 20 years ago. Thursday a week ago I
was worth 550,000. .Now I have got ?3 50.
Well, I am better off than I was when I
came. I snail go to work again." Here is
an example ofgenuine philosophy.
Among the people applying at the Adams
street relief station this morning was a
woman whose husband before the flood was
estimated to be worth at least 5100,000, the
mistress of a happy home and mother of
lour living children. To-day she stood in
line for an hour in the drizzling rain await
ing ner turn, a widow, homeless and child
rva a. "wan rca , ..
LullUlsJ satisfied by advertising in
TO PAY WORKMEN.
Doubts About the Governor's
Ability to Continue
THE TREASURY NOT EMPTY
At 820 last night a car loaded with most
valuable freight was started from the Balti
more nd Ohio depot for Johnstown. The
freight eonsisted of 5125,000 in silver, gold
and greenbacks. (This is a part of the funds '
placed in the hands of the Pittsburg Belief
Committee for the Johnstown sufferers. It
was" sent to the wrecked city to pay ofi the
laborers who have been cleaning up the de
bris. This will formally end Pittsburg's
management of affairs in Johnstown, the
Adjutant General of the State now being in.
The Pittsburg and Western Bailroad
Company loaned its pay-car for the trans
portation of the money. The Department
of Public Safety detailed Detectives O'Mara,
McAIees, Coulson, Brophy and Fitzgerald
to accompany the car up tbeuountain to
guard against all possibility of robbery or
loss of money in case of accidents. This is
one of the largest
Sums of Looso Cash
ever sent out of Pittsburg in a car. . When
the P. B. B- sends its pay car out every
month it contains nothing but checks. The
Ft. Wayne road carries only 520,000 between
Allegheny and Salem,' reimbursing its pay
car there and at other points farther west
The car is so admirably fitted for office
purposes that it will be retained at Johns
town all day and from its windows the mes
will receive their pay.
A Worried Committee.
The Executive Committee of the General
Belief Fund are worried in more ways than
one. They evidently have no faith in the
Governor's mode of proceedare. Last night
they were on the brink of a change of oper
ation and all beyond in their mind is un
certain. Chairman McCreery expressed himself
plainly when he said to a Dispatch re
porter: "The world must stop laughing at
our Governor. I tell you a special session
of the Legislature must be called that the
work may go on. What certainty is thera
that Governor Beaver will get the money.
He has notjrot it yet. Men will want pay."
When pay day comes what assurance has ha
that the men will not rise up and demand
their pav. There is only one legitimate way.
The Legislature must be convened,
public confidence re-established and tha
work go on. "It must be done," and the
Chairman, in his earnestness, brought his
fist down on the reporter's knee in a way
that carried more than conviction to his
brain that the speaker meant what he said.
The General Sentiment.
This sentiment prevailed the whole com
mittee all day. and it is no more than tho
truth to say that Governor Beaver's name
was not always spoken of with words of en
dearment and strict sanctity. This view
taken of the situation by the committee
brings with it not the brightest forebodings
as to the future ot the work at Johnstown.
The change of government had iis effect in
more than oneway. JShd the return of the
Chicago contribution was not the worst
trouble to contend with.
From Three Distinct Sources.
The funds from Chicago came from three
distinct channels. The Citizens' Com
mittee delivered 555,000 to Treasurer
Thompson; 57,500 came from the banks and
522,000 was brought by the Board of Trade
Committee but carried back. It had not
been delivered to Treasurer Thompson yet
From the message printed that was sent to
Mr. Onahan, of the Citizens' Committee, by
the Mayor of Chicago, it is evidently lucky
that the money had been placed in Treas
urer Thompson's hands, but, should all go
well with the Governor, they expect the
Chicago contiibution'returned to them.
The contributions fell off alarmingly yes
terday. Less than 56,000 was handed in to
Treasurer Thompson, whereas the general
average was about 550,000 per day. This
was attributed to the change and general
uncertainty as to the work at Johnstown.
The Headquarters Closed.
Late in the afternoon Chairman McCree
ry left the committee room for his home.
Mr. Marvin also left In the evening all
but the operator, Mr. Dilworth anS Mr.
Slagle were gone and at 10 o'clock the
room was closed for the night for the first
time since it was opened.
Treasurer Thompson was busy all day at
tending to making out the pay roll. In
regard to a sensational item in an evening
paper stating that the treasury would be
depleted when the liabilities were paid, he
said: "It is wholly false from the start
There is now 570,000 in the treasury, and
it will not take one-fourth of that to pay off
the liabilities." Mr. Thompson feels
greatly the responsibilities cast upon him,
and says he will be somewhere else when
another flood treasurer is wanted.
THE DAILYHEALTH BULLETIN
InXo Way D10ernt From That of Monday
Johnstown, Juno II. Tha health bulletin
Issued to-day Is with a few modifications a
repetition of yesterday's. There were no new
cases admitted to the hospitals and alt patients
are reported as convalescents. There are no
contagious diseases except the two cases of
diphtheria already reported. Simple sort
throat bronchial irritation and indigestion'are
the peculiar complaints requiring the attention
of the medical corps. The physicians explain
the latter from tho Injudicious eating and un
usual fare all are obliged to eat, thera being
few vegetables, no fresh meat, and no variety
The sanitary committees are pushing their
work with all possible expedition. Reports!
from the officials of the counties further down
the river indicate that popular opinion has
caused the various county officials to act