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ANY ONE CAN MAKE HON EY
Who has a good article to sell, and who adver
tises vigorously and liberally. Advertising Is
truly the llfeSSX trade. All enterprising and
Judicious apF succeed.
WILL IT BE WET OR DRY ?
On Wednesday morning The Dispatch will
give full returns of the result of the election
for and against the Prohibition Amendment.
NO FEAR0F FRAUD
Seems lo Disturb the Equanimity
of Philadelphia Prohi
bitionists. THEIR JUBILANT LEADERS
Keep Busy All Day Sunday Planning
Methods to Prevent Bribery
AT THE TOLLS ON NEXT TDESDAI.
The Liquor Men Charged Willi Trying to
Purchase Victory A Possible Difficulty
About tbo Appointment ot Overseers
Wanamaker's Partner to Vote for the
Amendment If Ho Gets a Cbauce Tbo
Fostmaslcr General Blamed for Not En
tering Into the Active Work of tbo Campaign-Prospect
of a Break in Repub
The usual anti-election cries of fraud and
attempts to purchase victory are raised.
-The lawyers for the liquor men are said to
be attempting to devise a scheme to prevent
the appointment of overseers in the Quaker
City, but the Prohibitionists are not
alarmed. In fact, they are rather more
jubilant than uneasy, and their officers
worked hard all day yesterday. John
Wanamaker's partner has promised to vote
for the amendment There are some who
cay Wanamaker himself ought to have
taken the stump. Both sides seem confident
IFBOM A STAFF COBKEErOXDENT.i
Philadelphia, June 16. There is the
expected talk in some quarters that the
liquor men intend to buy their way to vic
tory through the purchase of election officers.
Humors like these were certain to material
ize just before the election, and even the
Prohibitionists take little stock in them.
They have the town well placarded with
offers of $300 reward for the detection of vio
lations of the election law, and depend a
great deal on the deterrent effects of these.
Then their other placards out, reciting
that a Beaver county clergyman had said
the country could stand a Johnstown disas
ter once a week if the liquor traffic were
knocked out. These placards contain no
comment, and there is nothing on them to
indicate that the liquor men are responsible
for their appearance on the streets of Phila
delphia. Nevertheless, they are here, and
they have accomplished the object of making
Guarding Against Election Frauds.
The lawyers for the liquor men are re
ported to be engaged to-day on a scheme to
prevent the appointment to-morrow of over
seers of elections asked for by the Prohibi
tionists. At prohibition headquarters City
Chairman Geiger and Secretary Walter say
they are of the opinion that the real object
of the liquor men is merely to cause delay.
The Prohibitionists expect to have 200 over
seers appointed. This, they say, will be a
sufficient number to cover the precincts in
which there is any danger of fraud. They
are willing to trust the ordinary machinery
in the other 603 divisions.
The Prohibitionists are feeling jubilant
to-day over the result of the liquor men's
meeting last night. The Academy of Music
is a large hall to fill. The audience it con
tained was really a large one, but it fell so
far short of filling the building that it ap
Why Prohibitionists Feel Happy.
Though there was much applause there
were no wild demonstrations of enthusiasm,
and altogether theProhibs feel like congrat
ulating themselves that it turned out as it
did. State Chairman Palmer left town to
day, to be out of reach of any campaign
worry and to brace himself with rest lor the
hard work that may offer to-morrow or
Tuesday. State Secretary Beddig appeared
at headquarters in a neat spring suit, but
was doing no work. He doesn't believe in
working on Sunday.
"What are the third party men doing in
this campaign?" he was asked.
"They are the old guard," he said, with a
smile. Mr. Beddig is a third party man.
If no work was going on in the State
headquarters, the same was not true of the
city headquarters. Chairman Geiger and
Secretary Walker were both busy preparing
ballots to be sent out. Chairman Geiger
had his coat off and Secretary "Walker had
abandoned both coat and vest. The former
taid that the anti-prnhibitionist majority
would be held down to between 15,000 and
25,000 in Philadelphia and would not ex
ceed the latter figures. He didn't think it
would reach it. A gentleman who is well
informed concerning the liquor campaign
said to The Dispatch correspondent:
A Fortunate Blunder for Their Side.
"What seemed at first to be the greatest
mistake of the liquor men has been quite
the reverse. You have been hearing, of
course, that the liquor people put some
money into each division of the city for the
purpose of making a canvass. Of course
you have heard, in the same connection,
that a howl immediately went up from all
who were not paid: there really was quite a
howl and all sorts of threats were made.
The liqnor men were naturally alarmed by
the assertions of these men that they would
help the Prohibitionists.
"Well, the Prohibitionists imagaine that
this state of afiairs exists up to the present
time. Many others imagine the same thing,
but they are mistaken. What looked like a
great blunder has proven one of the best
things that has happened to the liquor men
in the campaign. It showed then just what
they would have to do, and they have done
it So far as the rounders and heelers and
ward and division workers are concerned,
they are now all right"
Growling About John Wunnmaker.
Some of the Prohibition leaders arc not
thoroughly pleased with John Wanamaker's
course. They say his Sunday school prohi
bition speeches were all right, but they
would have been much better pleased if he
had cone Intoitheir camnaira and made
speeches on the stump. They overlook the
fact that the Postmaster General is a very
busy man, and that it is not his private bus
iness that employs his time. He is working
for the great American people.
Mr. Wanamaker's partner, Robert C.
Ogden, said to The Dispatch correspond
ent the other day, that he had promised
some time ago to vote for prohibition. He
did not say to whom he had made the
promise, but left the impression that it was
to Mr. Wanamaker. Mr. Ogden had no
hesitation in saying that it is his personal
opinion prohibition will be
A Bud Thing for Fbllndclpbia.
High license he considers much better in
every way. He is one of those who believe
prohibition cannot be enforced, and that
under it a very bad stale of things must
prevail, whtle, on the other hand, the re
straining influence of the high license law
he considers great Mr. Ogden will proba
bly break his promise to vote for prohibi
tion. Circumstances have arisen that make
it extremely improbable that he will be in
Philadelphia on Tuesday. He is one ot the
commission appointed by Governor Beaver
to distribute the contributions of the nation
among the sufiercrs from the late disastrous
floods, and the present programme of the
commission is to leave here on Monday to
begin its work.
If the prohibitory amendment is defeated
at the polls on Tuesday the next Republican
State Convention may be a lively one. The
prohibitionist Bepublicans will demand
that the convention pledge the party to stat
It Mot Help the Third Party.
Of course, the convention won't do any
thing of the kind, and will point to the de
feat of the amendment in justification of
its refusal, but there is likely to be quite a
breeze about it, and the effect may be to
drive many Republican Prohibitionists into
the ranks of the third party. The question
will be kept out of the convention, if pos
sible, by the close attention of the party
managers to the selection of the proper men
It tbe amendment is carried on Tuesday
the Philadelphia editors, Democrats and
Republicans, will be the worst deceived lot
of men in the country. They are all con
vinced that it will be defeated, and freely
express themselves to that effect
HOW IT LOOKS NOW.
The Philadelphia Tress Figures Out a
Defent for the Amendment. Allow
ing Liberal Majorities In the
IFHOM A STAFF COUBESPOXDfiXT.l
Philadelphia, June 16. The estimate
of the Philadelphia Press on the result of
the prohibition election is given in the fol
lowing, which will appear to-morrow morn
ing: The latest and most conservative estimates
from chairmen of Republican, Democratic
and prohibition committees in all but 13 coun
ties of tbe (State indicate the deleat of tbo
prohibition amendment to-morrow. The total
vote upon this issue will show a falling off of
from 30 to 40 per cent as compared with tbe
vote polled In tbe State in the Presldental elec
tion last year. .Early in the past week a cir
cular was sent by the JPress to tbe chairmen of
tbe Republican, Democratic and prohibition
committees in everycounty. It read as follows:
"To the Chairman:
"Dzar Sir Will you kindly furnish the
Press an estimate of what you believe will be
the majority for or against the prohibition
amendment in vour connty. Will you also
state approximately what in your judgment
will be the total vote polled In your county on
Tuesdav next, as compared with
In response, estimates were received from H
out of tbe 67 counties of the State, and are
presented this morning In tabulated form to
the readers of the Press, as follows:
Majority against tbe amendment
Counties without amount opposite
tnose wmen maue no responses.
THE KEGE0ES HAVE FLED.
Conflicting Accounts of tbe Latest Bloody
Shooting Affray In Texas.
St. Louis, June 16. The later accounts
px regard to the Cedar Creek, Tex., shooting
affray are quite conflicting, one report stat
ing that six men were killed, four mortally
wounded and three seriously hurt Another
account says ,lhat only three are killed,
Alexander Nolan, George Schocp and a
negro named Bell, and four wounded. Offi
cers who returned to Austin from Cedar
Creek yesterday, say everything was quiet
there, but a large posse ot officers were out
scouring the country for Wilson, the negro
constable who started tbe affray.
It was reported that he had been found in
the woods killed, but the report was not
confirmed. It was said that all the negroes
have fled from the neighborhood.
AN EXCITED COMMUNITY
Attempts to Lynch nn Incendiary Who Was
Caught In tbo Act.
Ionia, Mich., June 16. Incendiary fires
have been of frequent occurrence in this
city of late. Early this morning a fire fiend
was caught red handed in the act of setting
fire to a residence. The occupants were
nearly suffocated before they were aroused
and were rescued with difficulty.
Public feeling ran very high when it was
known tbe fire bug was in the hands of the
officers. An attempt was finally made to
lynch the man, but prompt action by the
police saved Michigan from another Port
A Swede Suicides Becanso the Lady of
His Choice Wonld Not Wed Him His
Eloquence Wasted in Vain Sho
Does Not Relent After
rSFICIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
New Yoke, June 16. Charles Peterson
came to this city 19 years ago from a ham
let 12 miles distant from Stockholm,
Sweden. He was a furniture spring maker,
and worked in various lactones in town.
Pour years ago his wiie died, and he was
left alone and childless. While living at
81 First avenue, a year ago, he met Mrs.
Maggie Bendel, a German, whose husband
had just died. He fell in love with her,
but she did not care much for him. Some
time since he moved to West Twenty-ninth
street and she to 346 East Forty-eighth
street He kept bothering her with peti
tions to marry him, but she was not will-'
He was not strong, at times was sick and
often used to drink. She had two children
and had to go out washing to support her
self and them, and she told the unfortunate
Swede that she couldn't afford to take
charge of him, too. A week ago last Mon
day Patterson called on Mrs. Bendel and
told him that she would have to marry him
or he would kill her and then himself.
That didn't scare her and again she refused
him. Then he whipped out a pistol and
pointed it at her breast. She
took it away from him and
threw it through the window. It shivered
the glass and fell into th yard
two stories below. Peterson went out and
recovered the weapon and Mrs. Bendel did
not see him again. The next morning
Peterson left his boarding house. He took
no baggage and he left none. A friend
from Sweden who saw him then thought he
was crazy. There was such a queer light in
his eyes, and this friend said to him: "I am
afraid you are sick." "Yes, I am," replied
Peterson, "and I have no friend in all the
They heard no more of Peterson at the
boarding house until this morning, when a
policeman called there, saying that Peter
son's body had been found at 5 A. M. at the
corner of Forty-eighth street and Madison
avenue. There was a bullet hole in the
middle of his breast and he had a pistol in
his right hand. In one of his pockets were
found three pay envelopes of the spring
factory of Cary & Moen, 238 West Twenty
ninth street, where Peterson had last
worked. The envelope showed that Peter
son had received $23 95 on April 27, 519 06
on May 11 and 817 50 on May 25. On one
of the envelopes sentences were written in
Swedish declaring his love for Mrs. Bendel
and his despair at his rejection. Friends of
the dead man told the woman of his death.
She said she was sorry that he had shot
himself.but that she never would have mar
ried him if he had not
A LITTLE SUGAE TEUST.
The Slick Scheme By Which u Trio of
Scoundrels Were Getting; Rich A Firm
Systematically Robbed for Years
Method of tbe Swindlers.
New- Yoke, June 16. -Three men who
formed a sugar trust in a rather unique way,
and who have been making a small fortnne
for the past three years, have come to grief
and are now prisoners at police headquarters.
They are George H. Cogswell, John Mohler
and Mr. Yantine, of the firm of Vantine &
Weirhamm, grocers, of 37 Spring street
Cogswell has been the trusted truckman of
the Brooklyn Sucar Refining Company for
years. Mohler has been receiving clerk
for.the -firm of Austin, Nichols & Co., the
wholesale grocers at 55-"61 Hudson street
A member ot the latter firm recently
called on Inspector Byrnes and informed
him that their firm was being robbed of
sugar in some unaccountable way. Detec
tives were at once put on the case, and they
soon discovered that Cogswell and Mohler
were in collusion. They subsequently
learned that when Cogswell was sent with
25 barrels of sngar to be delivered to Aus
tin, Nichols & Co. he always left ten of the
barrels at the store of Vantine & Weirmann,
and that Mohler would always sign for the
receipt of 25 barrels at the store of Austin,
Nichols & Co. The three persons have con
fessed to the theft, but Vantine claims that
he believed the sugar he received came di
rect from the refinery.
He had been paying $10 a barrel for loaf
sugar and $12 for granulated. This is about
one-half of the real value. During the ex
istence of this system of the firm, it is
thought that upward of 350 barrels of sugar
have been stolen. The aggregate valne is
about $8,000. The courts will probably
have to decide whether the Brooklyn
Sugar Refining Company or the firm of
Austin, Nichols &" Co. will sustain the
A CHINESE H0LIDAI.
Their Great Dramatic Company to Open Ont
In New York.
New Yobk, June 16. The Chinese Dra
matic Company, of San Francisco, has,
through its New York manager, Mr. Tom
Lee, engaged the Windsor Theater
for a two weeks' engagement, to begin
on Monday, June 24, and already great
flaming red Chinese posters are up every
where in Mott street. The restaurants in
Chinatown are being repainted a
bright red in anticipation of tbe ex
pected rush of out-of-town Chinese visitors.
The Chinese merchants have resolved to
make June 24 a halt holiday for their em
ployes, and the Chinese women who have
Dcen shut up in their little homes away
from the eyes of men, have determined to
attend the performance in a body.
It is a question which will be the greater
attraction, the gaylydressed Chinese ladies
in the boxes, or the gorgeously attired actors
upon the stage. The company is to play
their leading national drama called, "Hi
Lon Tan Moo," or "The Royal Slave and
A E0IAL WEDDING.
The Brilliant Scenes nt tbe Marriage of tbe
St. Petebsbueo, June 16. Grand Duke
Paul and the Princess Alexandria of
Greece were wedded to-day. The marriage
ceremony took place in the chapel of the
Winter "Palace at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
There was a brilliant gathering of officers,
diplomats, representatives and ladies.
The men were in gala uniforms, and the
ladies wore medieval Russian dresses. The
bride's dress was ot 'silver mohair embroi
dered with silver flowers.
CTCIiONE AND FLOOD
Ravage Kansns, and a Town Is Reported to
bo Swept Away.
Kansas Cut, June 16. Meager details
have been received here of a terrible flood
and cyclone in Kansas. It is reported that
TJniontown has been swept away.
A Terrible Storm in West Virginia.
rSFXCIAL, TELZGRAU TO THE DISPATCH.!
Wheeling, June 10. The most terrific
storm ever experienced in Berkely county
passed over the southwestern portion this
evening. A destructive gale was followed
by a disastrous thunder storm, and that in
turn by a hail storm, which did great dam
age. No loss of life is reported.
A Cyclone In Indiana.
Ligonieb, Ind., June 16. A cyclone
passed through this town this afternoon
about 220, tearing down shade trees and
unroofing houses along its path. The loss
is estimated at $10,000.
PITTSBURG, MONDAY, JUNE IT, 1889.
THE DEIFTK DOOMED
Over One Hundred Barrels of Coal
Oil Poured Over the Debris,
THE TORCH IS THEN APPLIED
And Acres of Wreckage Are Now Burn
inc Fiercely, Together With
THE AWFUL SECRET THE! ARE HIDING.
Major HcCandless Reports a Sad State of Afiairs In
The cleaning away of the debris at the
stone railroad bridge at Johnstown has to
be complete d by pouring coal oil over the
huge mass of wreckage and applying
the torch. In no other way can the
work be successfully arrived at Major
3IcCandless, after a careful inspection of
the labor camps, criticises all of them for
not being as clean as they should be,
FROM A STAIT COBBESFOITDINT.
Joh nstown, June 16. Over 100 barrels
of coal oil were poured over the debris in
the gorge this evening, and all the stumps
and wreckage were thoroughly saturated.
A few minutes later about two acres of the
raft of driftwood were set afire, and a flame
is now rising in the air which looks like the
blaze of a burning forest The heavens all
over Johnstown and vicinity are lighted up
with gorgeous brilliancy, and in front of
The Dispatch headquarters, about a mile
away from the gorge, it is light enough to
read a newspaper.
"That drift is doomed," said Major Phil
lips to his head foreman, John A. Fox, this
afternoon, and Fox replied: "All right,
sir; if you say so, it shall be doomed,"
Then the Engineer Major laid out his plan
of iuture action, from which your corres
pondent gleaned the following facts:
The Entire Debris
will be removed within five days, and only
125 men are going to be employed in doing
it There has been a small channel opened
in the Conemaugh, but to-morrow the gorge
in Stony creek will be opened a task which
the Major asserts he will accomplish belore
noon. An enormous load of dynamite has
arrived, and the blasting will be continued
to-morrow morning, at intervals of two
hours each, the charges to be each composed
of 100 pounds of dynamite.
There is now a clear open stream in front
of the bridge, and while the blasting will be
done above, the men below will pull the
debris ashore, and there, after thoronghly
saturating it with oil, it will be set afire.
"The sanitary condition of this valley
will be greatly imperiled," Major Phillips
stated this afternoon, "if I don't get rid ot
the stuff as quickly as possible. There is
one place in the gorge where I know to be
at least from 50 to 75 horses, dogs, cats,
sheep, cattle and other animals, and the
stench arising from these carcasses is simply
"In my opinion it is essential to have
these things 'removed, and without I blow
the whole thing up it will never be done."
"How is that?" !
An Unenviable Task, ,
"Why, you could not get a man in the
United States who would accept the job of
pulling those dead animals ont of that abyss
of filth and stench, and beside the effects
would kill anybody. No man has any idea
of what there is down in that debris, and no
one can tell it You must go and see."
"Why don't you use powder for your
blasting, instead of dynamite?"
"Because powder would not have any ef
fe6t upon that debris."
"The effects of powder and dynamite are
very different They compare the same way
as a push and a knock-down. When the
powder explodes its effect is horizontally.
An explosion of dynamite, however, first
takes a downward course into the ground,
but the reaction which arises from the con
cussion of the explosive with the ground
creates a reversion of the forces. It jumps
up from tne ground with unparalleled ve
locity, and thus it happened that you no
ticed the debris fly about'200 feet up into
the air. Powder would not do that."
THE CAMPS PIETY.
Ulnjor McCnndlcss Reports Unfavorably on
the aunitnry Condition of the Labor
ing Camps Clennliness Too
FROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Johnstown, June 16. Major McCand
less made a thorough inspection of all tbe
labor camps on the ground of Johnstown to
day, and after he bad completed his exam
ination he submitted the following report to
Major Silliman, chief of the medical staff in
To Dr. J. E. Silliman, Major and Surgeon Second
.Brigade. N. G. P., Chief or Medical btaff:
Sir I have tbe honor to submit the following-report
as the result of a careful Investiga
tion and inspection of the sanitary condition of
the camp and quarters of the laborers at pres
ent employed in removing the debris in and
The quarters of the men, as a rule, are not
up to the standard, failing in almost every par
ticular recognized as requisite in a camp,
where it is possible to establish thorough mili
tary surveillance, policing, etc This is due in
great part to the difficulty in bringing the men
emploj ed to a realization of tbe importance of
perfect cleanliness in regard to both person
and surroundings in their quarters. The
kitchen departments for tbe different laboring
gangs are not-perfect but are better in a sani
tary way, as all animal and vegetable refuse Is
regularly destroyed by fire
In comparison with tbe former encampments
of the men employed by Captain W. R. Jones
and Booth Fiinn and others, tbe present
suffer by contrast I would very respectfully
recommend tbe Increase In the amonnt of dis
infectants used, and wonld also recommend
tbe employment of a regular force of carts to
do nothing else but attend to tbe renovations of
quarters and the burning of the natural debris
and accumulation of refuse in the laboring
Tbe water supply is good and plentiful. Tbe
atmospheric condition Is good, tbe quantity
and quality of the food furnished of tbe very
best, and taken all In all, I am of the opinion
that, with proper regulations established, we
will not only prevent any serious sickness
among the men, but have cause to congratu
late the medical staff, as ell as the community
at large, at the close of our labors.
Very respectfully snmbitted,
Alex. M. McCandlkss,
Major and Surgeon in Charge of Laboring
Camps at Johnstown. Heiniuchs,
LOOKING FOR DESERTERS.
Three Kunnvfny Soldiers Wanted at
Ft. Dodsworth Post.
rFEOM A BTATF COBBESrOKTJSjrT.J
Johnstown, June 16. Lieutenant
Schenck, of the Ft Dodsworth, TJ. S. Army
Post, was in Johnstown to-day, looking for
three deserters from the service. Tbey dis
appeared about the time of the news of the
flood became known, and it was supposed
that the men'headed for this place to secure
The officer took a look nt the camns ot the
workingmen, but no trace of the deserters
could be found. ' ' "J" ' McSwigajt.
STILL PIGUEINCr HIGH.
Men In the Best Position to Know Are
Snre the Number of People Who
Perished Was at Least 10,-
000 The Accounts Not
FROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Johnstown, June 16. Mr. John H.
Dodson is a farmer who lived near Johns
town. He is well known as a man who
would not make a statement unless he had
given it his thorough deliberation. For that
reason his opinion regarding the number oi
the lost people of Johnstown may be worth
considering. He formerly owned 12 houses
in the busiest part of the city, and as he has
been living around here for over 40 years he
knew nearly everybody in the town.
Whilo speaking about the number of
people which are supposed to have been
swept away by the flood and not found, Mr.
Dodson said: "There are a good many peo
ple whom nobody misses, because they left
no friends behind them to inquire after
them. I mean by these people those who
represented families that were entirely
wiped out I have made a careful search of
a number of families whom I used to know
that are altogether gone. Not a person has
been left of them. From three and four
families that I heard of at first the figure
has now run up to 87. Just imagine, 87
families and not a member of them has
survived! At the least calculation they
wopM at least represent BOO people.
It is ridiculous for anybody to make an as
sertion that no more than 3,000 people had
been lost in the flood. In my opinion, if
we could get at the true result of what this
flood has cost in human lives, the ten thou
sand mark would undoubtedly be reached."
There is a letter carrier at present acting
as postillion d'amour to most of the young
men around here, who stood on the bank
above the Pennsylvania freight station
when the water from the dam rushed
through Johnstown, and he said this afternoon-
"It is foolish to say that the number
of drowned has been 'overestimated. TTbet
that 10,000 people are drowned, if the truth
is ever revealed." Heinbichs.
HUNDREDS LEFT DESITDTE.
Of 700 Colored Citizens Nearly Every One
Lost All Ho Had.
IFROH A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Johnstown, June 16. "The colored
man seems to have been entirely overlooked
all through the flood," said William Peters,
the proprietor of the Fourth Avenue Hotel,
to-day. "For the past two or three days I
have been gathering statistics in regard lo
the number of colored men lost in the flood,
and as none of the newspapers have men
tioned this element I would like to see
them given some show. Altogether we bad
about 700 colored men in the town.
They nearly all worked for the
Cambria Iron Company and lived in Cone
maugh borough. They inhabited two rows
of houses, one of them 500 feet and the other
300 feet long, back of Portage street About
25 of them are known to be lost, while all
the others lost all of their personal property.
Their houses were swept away, and with the
exception of four ot them, they lost every
thing. The names of those who are known posi
tively to have been drowned are Oliver
Badger, D. W. Smith and Daniel W.
Parker. The latter was the Noble Grand of
the colored I. O. O. F. of this place. A
great many of the colored people are com
plaining against the action of the commis
sary department, and say they are getting
the worst of it in the matter of provisions,
etc . McSwioan.
THE SEARCH FOR MISS PAULSON.
Her Friends Think Her Body Will Probably
Soon Be Recovered.
rFBOJI A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Johnstown, June 16. Captain J. T.
Hammond, Assistant Chief Engineer of the
Philadelphia Fire Department, commenced
operations this afternoon. He arrived here
yesterday with four engines and a lot of
hose carriages as a relief for the Pittsburg
fire laddies. This evening he put an en
gine in front of the cistern near the Balti
more and Ohio Bailroad tracks, where the
gasometer ot the gas company lormerly
stood. The cistern is 15 feet deep, and I
was reliably informed this afternoon that it
is probable that a large number of bodies
will be found in that cistern.
Inasmuch as the cistern is not far from
the place where the body of Miss Bryant was
found, a good many people are of the opinion
that Miss Paulson will very liKely be found
in the cistern. . Colonel J. N. Bogers, the
Chief of the Bureau of Information, of Gen
eral Hasting's staff, and Dr. Foster, Acting
Surgeon of the Fourteenth Begiment, have
both been very anxious searchers for the
young lady, and they feel confident that
their efforts will at last meet with success.
Captain Hammond has been connected
with the Philadelphia Fire Department for
over 40 years. He has only one leg, having
lost the other in a fire some years ago.
YERX LITTLE SICKNESS.
Noble Work of tbe Sisters of Mercy and
Other Hospital Nurses.
FROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Johnstown, June 16. At the Bedford
Street Hospital to-day there were only eight
cases of sickness, all of them very light.
None were suffering with contagious dis
eases. One of the most indefatigable
workers in the hospital is Mr. H. H. Bab
cock, a young chemist of Pittsburg. He is
a son of Mr. Babcock, the insurance agent,
and has been working in the hospital since
it was opened two weeks ago to-day. Dr.
Foster, the surgeon of the Fourteenth Begi
ment, established the hospital, and was on
dutv 48 hours before he was relieved. Mr.
Babcock has kept an accurate list of the pa
tients who have been received at the hos
pital since it was established.
Not a word has been said about the work
of the Sisters of Mercy at the hospital.
When the hospital was established lour of
them volunteered their services, and re
mained there administering and attending
to the wants of the suffering until they were
relieved bv the physicians of Pittsburg.
Since tbe hospital was opened the pharmacy
department has filled over 100 prescriptions
Piles of Refuse of Which Soldiers and Offi
FROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Johnstown, June 16. Unless the offi
cers of the State Board of Health, who are
here, wake up and become alive to the situ
ation, the physicians who. have charge of
the military camps say there will be merry
war raised about their ears. This morning
Dr. Foster sent a communication to the
office of the board, calling their attention
to numerous piles of refuse lying upon the
railroad tracks in the rear of the soldiers'
tents. The stuff had been thrown out of
the living cars of the Italians working on
the railroad, and if left there long enough
would breed disease. It had been there two
days, and the physician asked that it be re
moved. A request was also sent them a nnmber of
times to remove a pile of decomposed hides,
lying upon tbe river banks under the officers
tents.' Owing to the absence of Dr. Lee,
the other officers would not remoye the
stuff, the odor from which is becoming very
I pronounced.' McSwIQAX.
HE BEATS THEM ALL
Prisoner Woodruff Believes Himself
of Another Confession.
ALL OTHER STATEMENTS FALSE.
Alexander Sullivan Now Directly Impli
cated in, the Crime.
HOW DOCTOR CR05IN WAS MURDERED.
An Entirely Kew HarratlTe Concerning the Disposal
of the Body.
Woodruff has made still another confes
sion. He states that the other stories were
bogus, and were attributed to him in order
to discredit his true statement. He now en
deavors to connect Alexander Sullivan di
rectly with the crime. The story is a very
sensational one throughout
CHICAGO, June 14. All previous "con
fessions" of Woodruff, the horse thief who
has been indicted for complicity in the
Cronin tragedy, have been eclipsed by an
entirely new story from him' He contra
dicts and discredits every other statement
heretofore attributed to him, and now ap
pears in the role of an ex-member of the
Canadian militia, claiming that he was
trusted by Cronin's alleged murderers be
cause he furnished Fenian spies with valu
able information during one of the military
raids in Canada.
Woodruff says that he arrived in Chicago
March 26, and that he metDetective Cough
lin soon afterward and had a drink with
him, conveying the impression that Cough
lin knew Woodruff to be a thief and Wood
ruff believed the detective to be a "fence."
While in the company of tbe detective he
met a man named McDougall, who he says
is none other than the "Williams" who
played such a conspicuous part in the
How Ho Was Fixed.
"As soon as Coughlin was out of sight
Williams said to me: 'Come on.' In a
saloon subsequently Williams said, so the
"How are you fixed?"
"I said: Iam nearly busted.' He said:
'Why don't you go down and see Alexander
Sullivan" and I said I was not prepared to
go to Europe.
"Williams turned to me, and looking me
squarely in the face, said it would not be
necessary for me to be sent out of town in
The pair proceeded. Woodruff declares,
to 117 Clark street. This is the place where,
as has frequently been published, the furni
ture of the Carlson cottage was first stored.
Woodruff says he demanded to know what
he would have to do. Williams replied:
"Ton needn't know anything about it It
is a deal, and you will not be implicated.
Turning round and looking me straight in
the face, he said: 'Are you one of them
He referred to my helping the Fenians at
the time of the Canadian raid, I replied:
"I am as much as I ever was, if I am paid
for it." This was about the 20th of April.
On leaving Williams again nrged him to go
over and see Alexander Sullivan. Wood
ruff's narrative proceeds:
Talking; to Snlllvnn.
'I went to Dean's barn and tbonght the mat;
ter oyer, and then returned and applied at'
Alexander Sullivan's. Sullivan was not in his
office, but going opt I met him in the hall bo
fore I reached the elevator. I said: 'Mr. Sulli
van. McDougall sent me over to see yon.' Mr.
Sullivan said: 'McDougall oh, you mean Will
iams, don't you?' 1 said: 'Yes, I guess so. I
slept with him last night. He wanted me to go
over and have a talk with you.'
"Alexander Sullivan replied : 'I have nothing
... ... T h.va ..... mat .mn hafn,. ' TVI1 1
,V BAT , ...(. ..Si .. IU..M JUU vcwib. fid,
I said, 'I think I have met you before, although
I have grown out of your recollection since 1
came from Canada. I have but lately returned
from Canada.' Sullivan repeated his first an
swer. 'I don't recollect you. I have never met
"I told him I was looking for a job and
Williams had recommended me to him. He
said : 'No; I have no work for anybody. Are
you a stranger here ?' I said : 'Ob, I only have
a few acquaintances.' He asked : 'What kind
of work would you like 1' I said: 'Anything in
God's world, if there is any money in it.' Ho
looked at me and said sharply: 'If I hear of
anything for you I'llletyou know of it, and
walked away without even saying goodby
A Suspicious Sentence.
Soon after this he met Sullivan on the
street. He took Williams on one side and
handed him money, saying: "Now, pay
that rent.' Then, seeing Woodruff, Sulli
van told him he mnst not take offense at his
manner the previous day, as he was very
busy, and had a great many applications for
The Wednesday before the murder Wood
ruff met Coughlin, who asked him to take a
note over to Sullivan. This note was in
cipher, the same as had been used by the
Fenians when Woodruff was at Niagara.
Woodruff looked at it and says it read:
"Going up to P. O. Sullivan's."
The remainder of the confession deals
mainly with the night of the murder.
Coughlin, so Woodruff alleges, paid him
$25 to bring to Lincoln avenue from Dean's
livery stable a conveyance in which a trunk
could be carried. Near Ashland and Lin
coln avenues, Melville and a man named
O'Shea, alias Mike McDougall, joined
Woodruff. The latter says this man was a
machinist or blacksmith from Philadelphia,
bnt that he had known him. in Wichita,
Kan. Melville, he said, he had also met in
I'eona, in connection witn insn anairs.
They drove out to Carlson cottage, reaching'
there about li A. M. Une two men went in
and soon after P. O. Sullivan, Mcllville
and Williams came out of the door carrying
a trunk, which they placed in the wagon.
That Ghastly Hide.
Here follows a new version of the ride
with the trunk and the disposal of the body
in the sewer. Woodruff now says the in
tention was to have tbe trunk sunk in Lake
Michigan, off Lincoln Park, but thinking
they were pursued, the plan was abandoned.
Woodruff claims that Cronin's instrument
case was probably buried or thrown in the
lake by Melville and Williams when they
left the wagon in the woods for a short
time at Edgewater. He does not know
what disposition was made of the clothing.
Woodruff concludes with- an assertion
that he has recently been approached by a
lawyer, who has ofiered to take his case
gratuitously, and that this lawyer had said
to keep strict silence, as Alexander Sulli
van's attorney would work in unison, and
that one of Snlli van's bondsmen had agreed
to pay for Woodruff's defense.
The climax of the whole "confession" is
an assertion by Woodruff that all his pre
vious alleged "confessions" are bogus, and
that this is the "first and only statement I
have made since my arrest," the intima
tion being that other "confessions" were
given -circulation by interested persons to
create the impression that he (Woodruff)
was a liar. "
AFTER THE PRISONERS.
Cblcngo Detectives In New York to Identify
Mnroney and McDonnld.
New Yobk, June 16. The Chicago de
tectives who aie to identify Maroney and
McDonald, the suspects in the Cronin case,
arrived this morning. A telephone dispatch
from police headquarters to tbe Tombs
prison to-day asked if the Chicago men
might come down and identify the prison
ers. The request was refused, on the ground
that it could not be allowed without an or
der from the District Attorney. It was an-
nounced later that the detectives would ap
pear at the Tombs to-morrow morning to
identify their men.
The party consisted of State Agent Fer
rer, Deputy Sheriff Williams, Furniture
Clerk Hatfield and Eeal Estate Agent
Throckmorton and Express Driver Martin
sop. They were met at the depot at 8 A. M.
by Detective Von Gericbten and at head
quarters by Inspector Byrnes. Hatfield is
the man who sold the furniture for the as
sassins' cottage to the "Williams brothers,"
Throckmorton rented the room and Martin
son carted the furniture.
A DEFENSE OF SULLITAN.
John Fitzgerald Believes That Cronin Was
Of ordered by English Spies.
Lincoln, Neb., June 16. John Fitz
gerald, President of the Irish National
League of America, was-asked to give his
opinion regarding the Cronin murder, Mr.
"Has it been absolutely proved that Cronin
is dead at all? Many persons are not satisfied
with the identity sworn to at the Coroner's In
quest Therowas abundant room for doubt
But admitting the murder. It seems evident
even from tbe wild evidence given at the
inquest and furnished by the newspapers
that tbe Clan-na-Gael Association as a body
bad nothing to do with Cronin's death or
disappearance. The chargo against Alexander
Sullivan of complicity in the murder has not a
single fact to sustain it. The verdict of the
Coroner's jury implicating Alexander Sullivan,
as Judge Tuley properly remarked, was based
on outside sentiment and not on evidence. I
have not tbe slightest doubt of Mr. Sullivan's
complete exoneration of tbe foul charge made
For every- homicide there must be some
ostensible cause assigned. Or. Cronin was
not murdered for money. Tbe crime cannot
be reasonably attributed to tbe alleged bate of
uronin saia to no entertainer dv .air. suiiivan.
It is not probable that the murder was commit
ted by friends of Snllivan, and unless some
gnod and sufficient reason can be adduced that
will in some degree explain why any Irishman
should imbrue his hands in the blood of Dr.
Cronin, the theory that he was murdered by
men in the pay ot English secret service is as
plausible as any.
A DIFFICULT TASK,
Red Cloud's Indians Are Mnklng Trouble far
tbo Slonx Land Commissioners An
Attempt to Rule Ont the
by Foster and
Pine Eidge Agenct, Dak., June 16.
The Commissioners were informed this
morning that the Cheyennes desired to have
a council with them, as they did not under
stand the language in which the commis
sioners' speeches of yesterday were ex
plained. It appeared tbat when the Chey
ennes were leaving their camps for this
caucus the Sioux soldiers interfered and
told them they must not talk with the com
missioners. This action indicates the policy
of Bed Cloud and his following, and is in
line with their conduct of yesterday. Now
that the unfriendly element at the agency
have shown their hand it is believed that
steps can be taken to counteract its in
fluence. The Cheyennes were at once informed
that the Commission would talk with them
and that no outside interference would be
permitted. A council is now in progress.
Standing Elk, Little Wolf and Wild Hog,
the principal chiefs of the Cheyennes, and
about 100 heads of families are present
Standing Elk explained that the difference
in language prevented their understanding
the Commissioners' talk yesterday, but now
they have their own interpreter and their
ears were open. Governor Foster explained
the provisions of the bill, telling that the
object -of-the act of Congress was to make
the Indians 'self respecting, self-sustaining
citizens of this country, so tbat instead of
being fed by the Government, they would
eventually become producers and add to the
general prosperity. Major Warner followed
in a speech covering practically the "same
ground as yesterday. The Indians listened
with grave attention, and manifested their
interests by frequent expressions of. satis
faction. This afternoon the Indians expressed
themselves as unfavorable to the bill be
cause the Government had not fulfilled the
promises of the treaty of 1868.
WOMEN IN A BEER HALL.
A Tempernnco Society Holds a Big; Meet
ing In a Saloon.
tsriCIAI. TELiaUAM TO THE DI3PATCII.1
New York, June 16. The Women's
Temperance Society took possession of the
dance and music hall attached to M. N.
Connolly's saloon, 157 Vernon avenue.
Hunter's Point, to-day, and opened a gospel
temperance meeting. The hall and saloon
are joined. The only entrances to tbe hall
are through the saloon and a side door.
The hall is a large room with a high ceiling.
The music and singing attracted a crowd in
the street The crowd edged its way into
the saloon and finally into the hall itself,
which was soon filled.
While the speakers bombarded the rum
business with words several boys on the out
side bombarded the meeting with big fire
crackers. A good business was done across
the bar in temperance drinks and cigars
during the meeting, bnt no intoxicating
liquors were sold. Mr. Mathew said that
the society had rented tbe hall from Mr.
Connolly for a month and that meetings
would be held there every Sunday.
TWO JEAL0DS' MEN
Fill Each Other Fall of Bullets and Are Mot
Ready to Quit Then.
St. Lotjis, June 16. John O. Manion, a
young farmer with a wife and three chil
dren, lived four miles from Fayette, Mo.
On an adjoining farm resided Bichard M.
Fowler, a bachelor consin of Manion.
Fowler spent a good deal of his leisure
time at Manion's house, and his attentions
to Mrs. Manion became so marked that
trouble ensued, Manion and his wife sepa
rated and bad blood was stirred up between
the men. About noon Saturday Fowler
and Manion met in Fayette, and when only
three feet apart began to shoot at each
Manion was shot through the stomach
and chest and died during the afternoon,
and Fowler was wounded in the neck and
both arms. Alter emptying their revolvers
both men stood up and ponnded each other
with their pistols. Friends separated them.
Mrs. Manion is prostrated over the bloody
affair and threatens to kill herself. All
the parties are highly connected and tbe
affair has created a great sensation.
A BOOM FOR WALLACE.
Mahoning County Democrats Favor Him for
Governor of Ohio.
Youngstown, June 16. The Mahoning
Connty Democratic Executive Committee
here has issued a call for a county conven
tion to be held in this city on Saturday,
July 13, to nominate a county ticket and
select delegates to the Democratic State
Convention. An effort will be made to se
cure a delegation favorable to Judge John
athan H. Wallace, of Columbiana county,
The KeaMarge Off for Haj il.
New Yobk, June 16. The United States
man-of-war Kearsarge left the Brooklyn
Navy Yard dock at 10 o'clock this morning,
bound for Port-au-Prince, Hayti. Anchor
was weighed immediately after Commandant
Bamsay and Admiral Gherardl went on
MORE A EIYAL
AnotixA. 'petitor to the Pennsyl
PIITSBDEG TO PHILADELPHIA
13 the Proposed line to Enn, As a Brand
of the Western Maryland.
OPERATIONS TO COMMENCE THIS TEAS.
The Eoute a Good One, That Was Snnejed a 5amber
of Tears Ajo.
Another attempt to compete with the
Pennsylvania Bailroad for freight between
Pittsburg and Philadelphia is to be made.
This time it is in the form of an alliance be
tween the Beading road and tbe Western
Maryland railroad. The new rivalry will
not be aggressive, it is said, but quite business-like
The following telegram was received from
Philadelphia last evening, giving the de
tails of a new railroad to be built, making
another through route from Pittsburg to
"The alliance between the Beading Bail
road and the Western Maryland Bailroad
has revived the scheme arranged years ago,
between President Gowen and President
Hood for an extension into the East Broad
Top coal field. There is said to be every
prospect for the commencement of opera
tions this year for -a line from Chambers
burg on the Wesfern Maryland road to a
connection with the East Broad Top Bail
road which will at the same time tap the
Broad Top soft coal field. The East Broad
Top Boad is a narrow gauge line, barely
earning enough to pay its fixed charges. It
is owned by capitalists of Philadelphia, who
are, it is said, quite ready to sell out to tha
Time to Build tbe Line.
"TheEait Broad-Top Line will be but a
branch of a main line which the Western
Maryland proposes to build from Chambers
burg to the Pittsburg and Connellsville di
vision of the Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad.
The survey for this line was made years ago,
and President Hood believes the. time has
come when it ought to be built In connec
tion with the Harrisburg and Potomac and
the Beading it will make a through route
from Pittsburg to Philadelphia. About 100
miles of road will have to be built, but the
grades are said to be light and the route, all
things considered, an excellent one,' al
though somewhat longer than the Pennsyl
vania. As a freight line
It Can Compete With Any
but for passengers it will not be able to
compete for years. All the new building
will be done bv the Western -Marvlitnd.
-- - -- j r .
I except a few miles Beading will cot? 1
struct in order to reach the Susquehanna ijjm
river from its Harrisburg and Potomac
"With its Western line to Pittsburg and
its connection between Harrisburg and
Baltimore, the Western Maryland will oc
cupy a strong position in the southern-central
portion of the State. Through its con
nections it will offer strong opposition to
the Pennsylvania Bailroad; not aggressive,
it is claimed, but merely business competi
tion. A large soft coal tonnage will be re
ceived fromtheEastBroad Top and Cumber
land regions that will prove almost as profit
able as the business that will be secured
THREE LEPERS LOOSE.
The Dread Discovery Made by the Antborl
ties on Cape Breton Island.
SFXCIAL TZXXORAU TO TSZ DISPATCH.l
Ottawa, Ont., June 16. A few weeks
ago it was reported to the Department of
Agriculture here, which is charged with tha
administration of health matters in Canada,
that there were cases of leprosy prevalent
on Cape Breton Island, N. S. Dr. Smith,
medical attendant at the leprosy lazaretto
at Tracadi, N. B., was instructed to maka
a personal investigation into the matter.
His report, which has just reached
the department shows that there are thiea
distinct cases of leprosy on the island two
women and one man. The disease has made
terrible ravages on the latter and Dr. Smith
reports him to be a most repulsive-looking
The three lepers have been in daily con
tact with their friends, and Dr. Smith has
been instructed to keep a careful watch to sea
if the disease manifests itself upon any of
them, so that precautions will be taken.
The three lepers will be removed to Tracadi
without delay, and put in charge of the
heroic Sisters of Charity there. "V ;
MRS. HARRISON AT CHURCH.
She Disappoints an Expectant Congrega
tlon and Blades the Crowd.
Cape May Point, June 16. Beadle
Memorial Presbyterian Church harbored a
large congregation this morning, at
tracted by the hope that Mrs. Har
rison would be among the worshippers.
But about 10 o'clock General Sewell's drag
drove up to tbe Wanamaker cottage, and
the General and his son carried off Mrs.
Harrison and Dr. Scott to wonnip in
tbe Episcopal chapel in Capo
May City. The distinguished party
were scarcely recognized as they drove
throngh the town, and many persons In the
congregation had no suspicion that the
quiet-looking woman in black was the Pres
After the services a large number of tha
church people were introduced, and Mrs.
Harrison and her father chatted pleasantly
for some minutes until a crowd began to
gather, when they were driven to General
Sewell's cottage, on Windsor avenue.
A Pioneer Priest Dead.
Milwaukee, June 16. Father Patrick
J. Donohue, one of the oldest priests in
America, died at St Mary's Hospital at S '
o'clock this morning. He was born in 1810.
in Dublin, and educated and ordained io,4
Philidelpbia in itwo. Me came to AlUwau- j
kee in 1857, and from that time until 18801
was pastor of St John's Cathedral. Hs
held the office of Vicar General at one time,
BQU in loot wiia ujuuo jiuuaigugr.
A Postmaster Arrested for EmbezzlrraenU'J
St. Loots, June 16. Chief PostofficeJ
Inspector Dyer, of this city, has received al
telegTam that Frank L. Woodruff, lata
assistant postmaster at Lawrence. KanS
has been arrested on the charge of embezzling!
Deiweeu $a,uuu ana o,uuv irom tne moneyj
deposit department of that office. He wail
placed under $o,uw bond.
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