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ANY ONE CAfr MAKE MONEY '
Who has a cood article to sell, and who adrer
tises Tigoronsly and liberally. Advertising is
truly the life of trejk.,, All enterprising and
judicious advertia5 "' ")ed.
WILL IT BE WET OR DRY?
On "Wednesday moraine The Dispatch will
give full returns of the result of the cleotion
for and against the Prohibition Amendment.
Influence of the Disastrous
Floods on the Prohibition
LITTLE LIFE LEFT IN IT.
Ihe inlis Claim the State By all
the Way to 60,000.
IHEIB OPPONENTS TWICE AS MODEST.
Over-Confidence Said to Be the Great
Weakness of the Anti-Prohibitionists.
Preparations to Take Care of the Teat
Pocket Tote Prohibitionists In Phila
delphia Again Crying; Frand Bishop
Foss GIres Rnm a Parting shot Johns
town's Tote to Bo a Light One this Year.
The recent floods throughout the State
broke the backbone of the prohibition
amendment campaign, and the close in
Philadelphia was tame. The anti-prohibition
Chairman's final claim is that the State
"will go from 40,000 to 60,000 against the
amendment, while Chairman Palmer sticks
to it that the amendment will be adopted by
rFKOSI A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Philadelphia, June 17. The prohibi
tion campaign closed to-night with a meet
ing in the Opera House, at which Judge
Harry "White, of Indiana, was the princi
pal speaker. There is no excitement in
Philadelphia over to-morrow's election.
The disastrous floods broke the backbone of
enthusiasm, and snch injuries usually prove
fatal. If not entirely fatal in this case, it
has been so nearly so that there is little life
to brag ot.
Chairman McGowan, of the Philadelphia
Anti-Prohibition Committee, has not been
Baying a great deal. To-day, however, he
did some talking. He predicts that prohi
bition will be defeated by from 40,000 to
(30,000 majority. Chairman McGowan said:
"The heavier the vote the larger will be the
majority by which the prohibitory amend
ment will be defeated. If there are 165,000
Votes polled in this city the anti-Prohibitionists
will have 70,000 majority. We are
Sufficient Interest Has Been Awakened
to accomplish the desired result Our great
work on election day will be to get out the
voters who, though favorable to the defeat of
the amendment, are apt to be indifferent
about getting to ibVpolls.
"We have made elaborate provisions for
the vest pocket voters. To every man
whose name is on the Assessor's list we
have mailed a complete set of tickets in op
position to the prohibitory amendment,
&nd favorable to the suffrage amendment.
About 250,000 voters will be reached in this
manner. They can put their tickets in
their pockets at their own home, and go up
&nd cast their ballots as they desjre. In
addition to this, tickets have been dis
tributed in bags, just as is done at regular
elections by the Republican and Demo
cratic City Committees. Blanks for re
turns have been given out, to be filled in
and sent to the different ward headquarters.
The men who arc to work at the polls
Designated by Red Satin Badges
Tjn which the words "High License" will
be printed. These badges will be worn by
Republicans and Democrats alike, and the
"wearers will have tickets for distribution.
""So the Prohibitionists are claiming 65,000
Votes in this city, are they? Well, they
won't have 40,000."
The Prohibition City Committee heard to
day that an attempt would be made to lessen
their vote by the issue of tickets headed
"Prohibitory Amendment to the Constitu
tion," but on which are printed, "For the
Suffrage Amendment," instead of "For the
Prohibitory Amendment" Warnings were
sent out to the window men to look out for
Lewis C. Cassidy was the principal coun
Eel this morning in opposition to the ap
nppointment of overseers of election. Mr.
Cassidy and his colleagues appeared ostensi
bly for the regular election officers. One
of the counsel said the election officers ob
jected to their characters being attacked in
this way. Ex-Judge Briggs replied that if
the election officers were honest
They Had Nothing to Fear
from the appointments. If they were not,
there was good reason for the appointment
The Court overruled the objections of Mr.
Cassidy and his colleagues.
Senator Green, of Berks, claims 15,000
majority against prohibition in his county.
It was very hard work," he says, "to keep
the liquor men in onr neighborhood from
making a brass-band campaign. They
wanted to hire speechmakers, become aggres
sive, and raised sheol generally. It was not
sn easy matter to convince them of their
folly. Just as soon as the liquor men raise
a fuss and get a line drawn, with the saloon
on one side and the home on the other, they
make trouble for themselves."
Senator Betts, of Clearfield, says' the pro
hibition campaign has been very largely
drowned out in his section, and he is at a
loss to tell how the county will go. He is
a Democrat and voted for submission on the
ground that if the people wanted prohibi
tion as badly as it was represented they
did some months ago, it was a shame that
they could not have it; while it they did not
want It, it was just as well to let them make
'it known and settle the question. Senator
Betts thinks the amendment will be de
feated. Innaence or the Flood.
Chairman Palmer said to-day that the
diversion of the public attention from tne
campaign by the floods would cause a
smaller vote. He said hesitatingly that he
thought each side would lose because of
this in nearly equal proportions. He con
tinues to adhere to his claim ot a msjority
in the State of about30,000 for prohibition.
"He concedes Philadelphia to the opposition
by 20,000, and Allegheny by not more than
. The weakness of the anti-orohibition
fftBpaign is over-confidence. The boasts
of big majorities that are made are likely
to induce some to remain at home who
would vote against prohibition it they
thought its adoption a probability.
He Claims the State br Nearly 20,000 and
Gives Figure on Each County Ills
Main Dependence is on tho
feoji a STArr conitrsrojfDEXT.i
Philadelphia, Jane 17. The Acad
emy of Music contained a large crowd to
night. The greater number of people were
in the galleries. No one was admitted to
the lower seats until after 8 o'clock and
these were only moderately filled. There
was great enthusiasm. Chairman Palmer
said to-night that his chief dependence was
on the Western counties. "If the senti
ment in the East were anything like that in
the West," he said, "our majority would be
an immense one. If prohibition should be
defeated I will blame it on high license.
Thomas V. Cooper was right when he per
suaded the liquor men to support it, as a
club to defeat prohibition."
Mr. Palmer repeatedly refused to give out
his estimate of the result by counties, but
to-night relented and gave the following estimate:-
County. For. Against
r-enter 2,500 200
Chester - 3.500
buquchanna 2,000 ,
Totals 01,600 42,000
Prohibition majority, 19,800. Counties
to which there are no amounts are evenly
NOT A FATAL EIGHT.
Bishop Foss Gives Ban a -Parting Shot
No Matter How the Battle Goes,
There's Lots of Work
rraoii a etaft cobbksfokpekt.i
Philadelphia, June 17. The clergy
to-day gave rum a parting shot. Sev
eral speeches were made against it at
the Methodist Ministerial Association this
morning. Among the speakers was Bishop
Cyrus Foss, who said:
"I find more spirit ot discouragement in
Philadelphia than elsewhere. But what after
to-morrow night? Whichever way to-morrow
turns, there must be a new girding of ourselves
for a good, long, hot bard ugbt. if ve win,
there is the same necessity as If we lose, only
the thorn of the fight is somewhat changed. If
we lose, the necessity is more urgent. Wo
may have cither our Bull Hun or our Gettys
burg to-morrow, but not our Appomatox.
Have you any idea that even if we should get
10U.O0O majority at the polls to-morrow the II-
ijuiT interest woum oe Qisorganuear They'd
simply change front They'd be there with
power and force, which we must rout
Several things ought to happen, whether we
are successful to-morrow or not. First, to put
before the friends of temperance the necessity
of a ell-organizd, persistent moral .and re
ligious campaign, from which some part of our
forces have been diverted in recent years.
We mnst nae a reorganization of the princi
ple of total abstinence. It don't do simply to
call bard names: we must give hard arguments.
Total abstinence is the only measure and basis
of a wise temperance reformation. It is a part
of the logical antecedent of prohibition, and
yon mnst make it out to be the common duty
of moral men. We must carry It one step fur
ther than the Christian Church has carried it.
Wo want to say that we demand, in the name
of society and good morals, that vou give up
the evil for the benefit of the race which makes
it a moral duty, like the high ground that the
world has learned something in the past 30
years. Yon can't take the question out of the
slums of politics except by constitutional pro
The essential part of our duty after to-morrow
is to teach more and more tha right and
duty to hate the liquor traffic and power. The
trade is not legitimate. It is a kind ot awful
defiance of the moral sense of the people, and
a terrible calamity that the law has ever per
mitted it or treated it as other than a nuisance
to be abated. It is in our power to do verv
much In the line of seeing to it that the tern
perance principles already Incorporated by law
as part of the course of instruction in onr
schools be carried out Simpson.
CHAIRMAN PALMEE MOT AFEAID.
Be Thinks the Amendment All Right Every.
where Bat In Philadelphia.
rritOlt A STAFF CORRESFOXDEXT.l
Philadelphia, June 17. Chairman
Palmer, of the Prohibition Campaign Coni
mitte, made this statement to-day over his
The assertion that the adoption of tho pro
hibitory amendment will disturb the operations
of the acts of assembly punishing the un
licensed sale ot liquor, or any other penal
statute on the subject is absolutely incorrect
No law will be repealed by It All will remain
in full force as they are until altered, amended
or repealed by the Legislature. No man can
sell liquors after the amendment is adopted
without incurring the penalties of fine and im
prisonment, as now provided by law," except
possibly those who now have licenses until the
privilege expires. That, however, is an open
question. But it is not an open question as to
other people. Over and overagainthe Supreme
Court has decided the principle govenng this
A provision of the Constitution which is not
self-executing -repeals no antecedent law
This prohibitory amendment is not self-exe
rating. On its face it is provided that the Gen
eral Assembly shall pass laws to enforce it at
the first session. I stake whatever reputation I
may have as a lawyer on the opinion.
I am not at all scared about the resnlt of the
election to-morrow. I think that there are
some surprises in store for some people. I
uitic miu imiii tue unsL, ana sun maintain it
that the fight is in this town. The amendment
is all right outside of this city. However, we
have done everything we can think of to secure
a fair and honest vote. We have an organized
force of detectives to watch certain suspected
localities, where fraud is anticipated, and we
will have watchers inside a numDer of polling
places to see all that is going on. It will not be
our fault If there is fraud. The estimates pub
lished by the papers show that the defeat of the
amendment depends npon the vote of this city.
A Place Where Prohibition Is Strong.
rSFECLU. TELEGRAM TO THI DISPATCH.l
Bbowksvtllz, June 17. The excite
ment on the amendment waxes warmer -and
warmer every minute, as the crisis ap
proaches. The boroughs of Bridgeport, and
Brownsville will give prohibition at least
150 majority. A close' poll of the votes of
West Brownsville shows only five votes in
opposition to the amendment
Will be Small, but It Will bo Against
Prohibition Wards Without
Ilonacs Morgues and
Tents as Polling
rFSOX A STAFF COREZSKOTJENT.J
Johnstown, June 17. There will be an
election here to-morrow in spite of the
troublesome times the people hare gone
through lately. From the different men in
terviewed on the subject of prohibition to
day, I jndge that the amendment will cer
tainly be defeated here. .
"We have had so much water here lately
that we shall consider it a great blessing'if
we can get beer instead," said one of the
men smilingly. But whichever way it goes
there will not be a sufficiently large vote
polled to have much effect on either side.
There are only a few thousand voters left in
Johnstown, Conemaugh, Cambria City,
Kernville and other little districts around
here, and it is not likely that more than
half of them will feel inclined to vote at all
Some Politicians Still Active.
Still thereare a few, and these are the
men who have only lost little or nothing in
the late calamity, who are red hot on the
question at issue and they mean to vote on
any consideration. They have even gone
so far as to erect special tents where the old
polling places have been destroyed.
In the First ward, lor instance there are
only six houses left, and the men are going
to erect a tent on the corner of Mein and
Market streets for election purposes.1 Mr.
B. M. Linton will be one of the inspectors
in the ward. In ihe Second ward, where
they only have four houses left, a tent will
also be put up to-day and JEt M. Bamsay
will be judge of election. The Third ward
will not have any election, probably, be
cause There Are No Houses Left
and the few voters do not seem to
inclined to vote. In the Fourth ward
people will go to the school house.
building which has for the last two weeks
been used as a morgne. In the Fifth ward
the polling place is gone, and in the Sixth
ward the voters will meet at the pottery.
The school house in the Seventh ward still
stands and voting will take plaoe there.
In Conemaugh, Woodvale and East Cone
maugh there are no polling places left, and
several of the elections officers are dead,
but there will be an election held, neverthe
less. In Cambria City the people are in
better shape than anywhere around here,
and most of them will' go to the polls.
Adjutant General Hastings states that
ex-Attorney General Palmer has written
and asked him to have all polling dis
tricts furnished withtents, to be used as
voting places. Heineiciis.
A KICK IN WESTMORELAND.
Only One Kind of Tickets Distributed
Gheensbubg, June 17. Great excite
ment prevails here to-night among the
anti-Prohibitionists in consequence of the
grave error alleged to have been made by
the County Commissioners in the dristribu
tion of tickets for the election to-morrow.
Word reached here this evening from a
great many precincts in the county to the
effect that no anti-amendment tickets were
received, all being for tha measure.
It is impossible to reach all'the polling
districts by messenger in time, and there is
talk of contesting the legality of the elec
tion. THE WHITE SLATES.
Moro Evidence Concerning tho Villainy of
Liverpool Jack and Ills Associates
A Letter From One of the
Victims Two Suicides.
rsrECTAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
New Yoke, June 17. According to a
letter written by Adolph Metzgar to his
friend Adolph Tierch, of 144 Lewis street,
the unfortunate emigrants who were sent to
Progeso by "Liverpool Jack" and other
labor agents, are treated worse than serfs
by their Mexican masters. Mr. Tierch
called at Castle Garden to-day.and handed
the letter to Secretary Jackson. It was
sent to the District Attorney's office. It
was dated May 15, and runs thns:
Deab Fbiend "We were 11 days on the
water. After the fifth day the heat became
unbearable. Wo went by the way of Newport
News. After leaving' sight "Of the Florida
coast I felt unwell and got the fever and ague.
We did not go by the City of Mexico, as per
agreement, but with the Tropic, a freight
steamer. My experience defies description. I
was four days sick at sea and six days ashore in
a miserable hospital without windows. We
slept on the sand ont of doors, and the mosqui
toes troubled -me so much that I am again In
the hospital. We have to work harder than
slaves. We are all cheated by the company
and are in a frightful condition. Two of our
party, disheartened at the condition ot affairs,
have drowned themselves. Three that ran
away were caught and arrested. We
intend to go to California if we
can get away. We don't get any news
from anywhere. We are like prisoners. What
will become of me, God knows. I have kept a .
diary, which I shall send to you when I think
my end is near. If you hear nothing from me
in four weeks, write to my friend In Vienna.
Any .letters yon have for me send to the com
mercial agency in Progreso. Write to me as if
you were my brother and state in the letter
that my father is dead, and that I should start
at once for Vienna. This is the only way I can
tmnc oi to get away irom nere.
The letter will be used, with other evi
dence, to secure the indictment of the labor
agency that filled Metzgar with false prom
ises, and sent him away to slavery.
A PHENOMENAL FAT MAN.
Death of John L. Lawes, Who Weighed Six
Hundred and Forty Pounds.
1 SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
ELMIBA, June 17. John L. Lawes, the
phenomenal fat man, died at his home In
this city at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Mr.
Lawes had been enjoying usually good
health, and was to have been put on exhibi
tion at the county fair. Mr. Lawes was un
doubtedly the heaviest man in America,
weighing at his death 610 pounds. He was
born in England and was about 40 years of
He was a blacksmith and worked at his
trade up to three years ago. Previous to
that time he tad weighed but a little over
200 pounds. He then began to gain rapidly
in statute, forcing him to retjre from the
pursuit or his trade. He gained in weight
at the rate of from 5 to 10. pounds p'er week.
AFTEE THE PINKEET0NS.
A Woman Who Has a Crow to Pick With
Chicago, June 17. A jury was secured
to-day in the case of Ida Welsh, against
Thomas B. Burch, William A. Pinkerton,
Bobert A. Pinkerton and David Bobertson
for 550,000 damages. Mr. Burch is the Chica
go agent of the Phcenix Insurance Company,
of Brooklyn, and the other defendants are
members ot the Pinkerton Detective Agen
cy. The complainant alleges that she was
pursued and traduced by the detectives till
even her friends would have no more to do
Her husband Ira Welsh, was at one time
employed by Mr. Burch. It is said that
testimony of the. most sensational and
scandalous character, involving prominent
business .men. will he criven Anrintf tlin
PITTSBURG, TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1889.
AN EXCELLENT IDEA
Is What Leading Citizens of Johns-
town Say of the Plan of
PITTSBUEG'S RELIEF COMMITTEE.
They Meet and Adept Rules to be Observed
by Applicants for
THE- HOUSES 10 BE GlYEN AWAY.
Just the Sort of Aid Which the Sufferers Stand in
Great Need of Now,
The proposal of the Citizen's Belief Com
mittee of Pittsburg to furnish ready-made
houses to the Johnstown sufferers - meets
with a hearty acceptance from the citizens
of that unfortunate town. They met yes
terday and adopted rules to be observed by
applicants for the buildings to be erected.
IFROJI A STAFF CORRESPONDENT. 3
Johnstown, June 17. The committee
composed of Johnstown citizens, Who have
been intrusted with the task of making ar
rangements for the distribution of relief
funds among -the suffering citizens of this
place held a meeting this afternoon in Alma
Hall. The conference was strictly private,
a deputy sheriff of the tin tag brigade being
stationed in front of the door, who refused
admittance to everybody.
The purpose of the meeting was the con
sideration of a proposition sent to the citi
zens from the Pittsburg Belief Committee,
stating that they were anxious to disperse
some of the relief fund for the immediate
assistance of the people here, inasmuch as
they consider the housing of the sufferers to
be of the utmost importance. The Pittsburg
committee proposed to build as many houses
as can be immediately put upon the ground,
and send them ready-made to Johnstown,
New. Belief measures.
Mr. A. J. Moxham, who kindly furnished
your correspondent with the information
after the meeting, said: "The Pittsburg
committee has realized that our people ought
to receive aid immediately, and they do not
believe in having all the money they have
lying idle all the time, and for that purpose
they are going to build houses and send
them on here. We discussed this proposi
tion in every detail this afternoon, and we
all feel much gratified at the kind consider
ation the Pittsburg people exhibit toward
us. In order to show them that we are
only too glad to take advantage of their
offer, we at once decided upon a measure to
make the best use of their kind proposal."
The 'following named gentlemen were
E resent at the meeting: Messrs. A. J. Mox
am, Cyrus Elder, J. McMillen, J. D.
Koberts, W. C. Lewis, Dr. B. F. Yagley
and G. T. Swank. Alter considerable de
liberation it was decided to have a large
number of circulars printed and distribute
them among all the survivors in Johnstown.
The circular is
A Formal Application
made br citizens of the Finance Committee
L of the Johnstown sufferers, and the follow
ing particulars havo to be hlled in by the
L Name. 2. Occupation. 3. Name of party
the applicant worked for previous to the flood.
4. What department he worked in. 6. How
manypersons the applicant hasdependentupon.
him, their names, age and occupation previous
to the flood. 6. The applicant mnst designate
how many he intends to bouse and take care
of. 7. The applicant must specify where he is
to locate the house, if be should get one.
8. The applicant must agree not to sell intoxi
cating liquors on tne premises, v. The appli
cant agrees to forfeit and surrender the house
to the Johnstown Finance Committee if any
particulars of his statements made in the ap
plication prove to be false; even the contents
of the house ho will have to give up again.
Mr. Moxham continued: "The wav we
hope to reach the most worthy class ofpeo
pie and those most deserving immediate
help we have already1 agreed upon. The
circulars arc being printed to-night, and
to-morrow they will be distributed, and the
committee hopes to have them all in again
by Thursday. Then the applications will
be submitted to a committee of investiga
tion, who will at first examine their con
tents, and if all is found correct and satis
factory, the State Board of Health will be
asked to examine the location as to the san
itary condition, and only then will the per
mission be given. A certificate of approval
of the Committee on Investigation will be
issued to each man entitled to a house."
The Plan Strongly Commended.
Mr. Cyrus Elder, while speaking of the
decjsion of the Finance Committee, said:
"I believe that our efforts will be ap
proved of by the Pittsburg Belief Commit
tee, because we are doing everything we
can to do the most good in the best place.
Our chief object is to get as many people
housed as we can, and for that reason we
will give men who have large families the
preference. I am not able to say as yet how
many people we will supply, but we will
commence next Monday."
As far as I could learn the houses will be
long to the people who get them. They
will contain three rooms, two of which will
be furnished throughout in a manner satis
factory to anybody who does not want to
live fashionably. The Finance Committee.
will be the acting agent of the Pittsburg
.neiiei wommiiee. XLEINEICHS.
A YEEI LIYELY SKIRMISH.
Italian Laborer Worsted In a Fight With
Clubs and Moses.
FROM A STAFFCORRESPOJfDEUT.
Johnstown, June 17. To-night a riot
occurred between the Italians and Irish
workingmen employed by Coburn & Co.,
the contractors. When the men were pre
paring to retire the latter took possession of
the best tents in the camp, some of which
were claimed by the Italians as theirs.
"Upon demand the sons of the Emerald Isle
refused to vacate the tents, and several Ital
ian leaders called their countrymen togeth
er and advised them to make an onslaught
upon the occupants of the tents. The Irish
men had been warned in the meantime, and
were prepared for the attack. The Italians
picked up bricks, stones, clubs, etc., and
threw them at the tents of their enemies.
After the first shower of stones the Irish
men and their friends appeared and sailed
into the fray. They seized everything they
could lay their hands upon and hurled it at
the Italians. Several of the latter were said
to have been hurt, but they could not after
ward be found. A messenger was sent on
horseback to headquarters to report the riot
to General Wiley. The latter secured a
squad of military men and hurried to the
scene of the battle. "Upon their arrival the
rioters had disappeared. McSwigan.
EMBALMED IN PLASTEE.
The Unique Process of Preserving One of
ITBOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT. 1
Johnstown", June 17. Major Liltle
man, brigade surgeon of the military camp,
yesterday telegraphed to Pittsburg for a
supply of plaster of Paris to make a cast for
the body of Charles B. Dewald, a traveling
salesman of Philadelphia, who was auest
at the Merphants' Hotel when tfie flood
fetrnck the town. The body was recovered
about a week ago and was embalmed. Since
then it has been at the Pennsylvania depot
here, and this morning was shipped to Pitts-
v, t m -Vr-i-. -- -B1.1..J.1.A1.
.uuu-uucx.-i v. a .m luigr, ujl f ujittuefpui. 1
formerly of the West End, Pittsburg, ac
companied the remains, and will make
the cast of the body. A solid covering of
plaster will be put around the corpse, and
the latter then placed in a metallic casket
This Is the first time this method of preserv
ing bodies has been tried in this country, bo
saysJTndertakerKulty. McSwiGAN. .
' "NO M0REJ3IG BLASTS,
Mnjor Phillips Agrees Not to Shake the
Remainder of Johnstown Down With
Dynamite Only 20-Pound Charges
Hereafter Sad Picture-Takers.
1FEOM A STAFF COBRESPOSDEKT.l
Johnstown, June 17. The trouble be
tween General Manager John Fulton, of
the Cambria Iron Company, and Major
'Phillips, who .has earned the dignified title
of "dynamiter," on account of the unusually
heavy blasts of dynamite he set off on "the
raft," culminated this afternoon in an
agreement that the charges of the explosive
hereafter should not exceed 20 pounds. If
it is foutjd that this amount shakes the
buildings of the Cambria Iron Company
and places their property in danger, the
blasting.will be discontinued altogether.
A conference was held this afternoon
between Major Phillips and Manager Ful
ton. The, interview was a very breezy one,
but theitalk at times became quite ani
mated, flhe latter gentleman, who had
been tojsee General Hastings in the fore
noon, and had the firing stopped, Said that
if the htary blasts were continued, some
body in) authority would get into trouble.
The citizens of the town, whose property
was already in a very damaged condition,
would ndt stand the h'eavyfinng, and would
take stringent measures to prevent it in the
Major Phillips expressed sorrow for the
citizens of the town, for their property, and
said that the orders of General Hastings
would be obeyed. He stated that he would
try a charge ot 20 pounds of the high ex
plosive, and if this widened the cracks of
the Cambria Iron Company's buildings, he
would cease blasting altogether, and resort
to the slower method of moving out the
mass of debris.
Since 10 o'clock this morning there has
not even been the sound of a firecracker
heard from the river, and the citizens of the
town have come up out of their cellars in the
belief that they would be safei
The amateur photographers, who have
been standing around on the hillsides, wait
ing to "snap" another view of the railroad
ties and large oak trees wildly careening
over each other, fully 300 feet in the -air,
looked worse than flood sufferers in their
THEEATS TO LYNCH S0LDIEE8.
Thrco of the Fourteenth Regiment
Locked Up In Prison Cells.
JoS"f!sriowN, June 17. Three members
of theltkurteenth Begiment were arrested
at Cambria City to-night, charged with in
sulting women. They are locked up.
The citizens of the place are burning with
indignation, and many threats of lynching
are made to-night.
The Number of People Fed.
Johnstown, June 17. The report of
Commissary General Spangler to General
Hastings to-day shows that 20,515 people
were fed by the Commissary Department to
day. ' '
A TEOBLEM FOE ME. MILLER.
Does tho Contract Lair Apply to Imported
ISFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Washington, June 17. For a full fort
night, at least in his spare moments. Attor
ney General Miller has been wrestling with
the question whether the law relating to the
importation of foreign labor is applicable to
to the foreign professors engaged for the
new Catholic university. Assistant Secre
tary Hepburn. or the Treasury Department,
decided that it was, and that the university
would have to look to the United States for
its corps of instructors, simply because
"professors"weredistinctively excepted from
the operations of the law.
A hypothetical case was at once made up
and presented to the Attorney General. He
has spent much time discussing it in his
own mind and with his legal friends, but to
no purpose, and he will probably conclude
that Attorney Generals should cot be asked
to decide a point at law on the basis of a
hypothetical case, and that he can render
nb decision until the "professors" are ar
rived on the ground, and a case made up
similar to that of the English clergyman in
THEY WANTED TO MOB HIM.
A Fatal Scaffold In Chicago Arouses the Ice
of the People.
rSPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Chicago, June 17. There was another
accident at the new power houseof the West
Division Street Bailway Company. Last
week a portion of the scaffolding fell, kill
ing one man and injuring six others. Late
this afternoon the rest of the scaffolding sud
denly collapsed instantly killing 16-year-old
Peter Dorndash and badly injuring Joseph
Marsel, Tony Jones and two Poles whose
names are not known. A mob of 3,000 peo
ple wanted to kill the Superintendent but
were finally driven back by the police.
AN0THEE STANDAED SCHEME.
A New Pipe Line Will Convey Fuel Oil to
the City of Detroit
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Lima, June 17. The Standard Oil Com
pany still continues to reach out, and is
now-making preparations to build an eight
inch pipe line from Cygnet to Detroit for
handling fuel oil. The line will connect at
Cygnet with the connecting line that is now
in operation between this city and Cygnet,
and'will be run on the same basis as the big
Chicago line. ,
The right of way for the new line has al
ready been secured, and work will be com
menced on July 1.
ARM0UB AT BEAYEE FALLS.
A Storage House for Dressed Beef to
tSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCH.!
Beaver Falls, June 17. Armour &
Co., of Chicago, this morning broke ground
at this place for an immense refrigerator
building tor fresh meat The building will
be of brick and stone, and will cost in the
neighborhood of $10,000. It will be used
for storing meat which will be brought here
in refrigerator cars.
The meatwhich will be furnished to all
markets in Western Pennsylvania, will be
first unloaded ant stored here.
BLACK ELK'S ACCIDENT.
He Is Obliged to Leave Buffalo BUI and Re
turn to Dakota. .
rsrxcuLL txlegbam to tub dispatch.!
New Yoek, Jung 17. Mr. Black Elk, a
Dakota chief who was badly hurt at Buffalo
Bill's Wild West show, in Paris, by being
trampled by his mustang, returned to his
native soil to-day on the steamship Nor
mandie. He is going to Pine Bidge. He
has a letter from Nate Salisbury to the Bal
timore and Ohio Railroad Company, request-
intr tllim fl 9A htm lliMiMnh lint 4.. iA
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una ua money.
CAUGHT IN CANADA.
One of Cronin's Murderers Arrested
Jnst Over the Border.
HE WAS FLEEING FOE EDE0PE.
Some Yery Strong Evidence Against tha
INVESTIGATION OP TEE GRAND JDRY.
Maroney and MacDonald Secure Their Eelease From
the Prison Cells.
Another arrest has been made in the
Cronin case. A man named Burke has been
captured in Manitoba, on bis way to Europe.
The evidence showing his connection with
the crime seems to be very strong. The
grand jury will probably indict him as soon
as possible. Maroney. and MacDonald, the
New York prisoners, could not be identified
and were ordered to be released.
Chicago, June 17. One more man has
been arrested for complicity in the Cronin
tragedy, and this time the evidence indi
cates that the right man has been found.
Martin Burke, alias Delaney, was taken
into custody at Winnipeg, Man., yesterday.
He is about 25 years old and slight in foim,
being about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He has a
brown mustache of about two weeks' growth.
Burke Is alleged to be the man who hired
Martinsen, the expressman, to carry furni
ture from Clark street to the Carlson cot
tage. The police were on his track several
days after finding the body of Dr. Cronin.
They had little against him, except that his
movements were suspicious. He began to
jump around from one boarding place to an
other with remarkable frequency. Detec
tive Palmer secured a photograph of the fel
After Martinsen, the expressman, turned
up he was shown the picture ot Burke.
"That is the very man who hired me to take
the furniture to the Carlson cottage. You
needn't look any further. I am positive he
is the man."
Anxlons to Get Away.
For prudential reasons the police did not
arrest Burke immediately, but shadowed
him. He went to certain parties the name
of whom the police, refuse to divulge, and
obtained money. After Burke obtained the
money he bought a ticket for Liverpool via
the Allen Line. He then boarded a train
for Winnipeg, intending to go thence to
It was soon fcund that he had taken the
train North, and the telegraph wires were
set at work. The resnlt was that Chief Mc
Kay took Burke in as soon as he stepped
from the train. Burke is a Clan-na-Gael
man. He came here several weeks before
the murder. He is a hot-headed Irishman.
That he knew Melville and was a friend of
P. O. Sullivan has been established almost
beyond a doubt. Burke is from Hancock,
Mich., the home of ex-Detective Dan
One of the persons summoned to appear
before the grand jury to-day was Lawyer
John F. Beggs, the Senior Guardian of the
Columbia Club or Camp No. 20, Clan-na-Gael,
which camp is alleged to have tried
Dr. Cronin and sentenced him to death on
the charge of treason.. Andrew J. Duggan
was called upon and testified at length to.
his knowledge of Beggs enmity to Cronin;
He cited as an evidence an incendiary
speech made by Beggs at a Clan-na-Gael
meeting in the Northside Turner Hall, in
the course oi which the young lawyer at
tacked Cronin vigorously and characterized
him as a malcontent whose influence could
but be injurious to the harmony and suc
cess of the Irish cause.
A Different Story Told.
John F. Beggs himself was next called to
the stand and required to explain many of
the inner workings of the Clan-na-Gael or
United Brotherhood. Mr. Beggs' testi
mony, honever, did not differ materially
from his statements before the Coroner's
jury. He disavowed all enmity to Cronin,
and insisted that, while he had regarded the
doctor as visionary and, indeed, somewhat
fanatical at times, he had never doubted
his. sterling honesty, and they were really
on terms of personal triendship. Mr. Beggs
was cross-questioned very closely and at
great length, but, so far as known, passed
through the ordeal very successfully.
Captain T. P. O'Connor, an active mem
ber of the Clan-na-Gael, and one of Cro
nin's most intimate friends, testified that
he had at one time been approached by an
agent of the triangle and notified to prepare
himself for a "secret mission" to Great
Britain in behalf of the "Physical Force"
Societies. O'Connor communicated this in
formation to Cronin and was warned by the
latter not to obey the mandate, the intima
tion being given that it was a snare to get
him out of the way and betray him into the
hands of the British Government.
The Moore brothers of the firm of J. T.
Lester & Co., brokers, were again called up
on to testify as to certain particulars in re
gard to Alexander Sullivan's speculations
and Desk Sergeant IMongomery, of the Chi
cago avenue station, once more recounted
the numerous occasions when Coughlin and
O'Sullivan found it necessary to communi
cate with each other by telephone, about the
the time of the murder.
At Least One Polot Settled.
Michael MoNulty, a Clan-na-Gael man,
corroborated the many witnesses who had
gone before in regard to Cronin frequently
"expressing fears" ior himself. George
Beckwitb, ofLakevjew, testified that about
the time of the murder a man giving his
name as Mulcahy walked into his store at
Lakeview and engaged in casual conversa
tion. This man was about 35 years of age,
and corresponded exactly to the description
of the man who( hired the Carlson cottage.
He inquired the way to P. O'Sulhvan's
house, and told Mr. Beckwith he was a rel
ative of O'Sullivan.
In the course of conversation Mulcahy
said he was an Odd Fellow, from Fonda, la.
Mr. Beckwith became quite friendly with
the fellow, and invited him, to his lodge.
They went, and Mnlcahy borrowed 10 on
the strength of his Odd Fellowship. The
next time Beckwith saw him was on one of
P. O'Sullivan's ice wagons. To-day Mul
cahy, who has constantly remained in the
city, was taken into custody and conducted
to the Chicago avenne station.
Beckwith at once recognized him as Mul
cahy, whom he had not seen for some weeks,
and testified to this identification before the
grand jury. Mulcahy is under surveillance
and may be'arrested at any time. Immedi
ately after the discovery of Cronin's body,
the O'Sullivan ice house and Carlson cot
tage were photographed. Standing near the
ice house was Martin Burke, who was inad
vertently photographed at the same time.
A Photograph of Burke.
This same Burke, whose alias is said to be
Delaney, is now under arrest at Winnipeg,
Manitoba, on the charge of being one of the
Williams brothers who rented the Carlson
cottage, and the man who hired the express
man to move the furniture from the Clark
street flat to the cottage. This afternoon
Mr. and Mrs. John Carlson and their son
Charles were brought before the grand juryt
shown the landscape photograph, and asked
if they recognized Burke as one of the men
who rented the cottage.
Old man Carlson thought he did. but his
wife and son were not so sure. The main
object of the photograph being to give a
yiew of the icehouse and cottage, the photo
graph of the man was necessarily imperfect
and somewhat clouded. For a while trreat
excitement prevailed in the jury room, and
it was suggested that Burke be indicted at
once in order that steps might be promptly
taken for his extradition. A messenger was
sent for Judge Shepbard, and those on the
outside were on the qui vive for develop
m'ents. The iurv debated the matter at length,
but there were several who objected to an
indictment where there was still a doubt as
to the identification. It was finally resolved
to defer action until Martinsen, the express-,
man who was sent to New York to identify
Moroney and McDonald, should return and
be given an opportunity to seethe photo
graph. AT HBEBTT AGAIN.
The Chicago Parties Fall to Identify Ma
roney and SlacDonald, the New York
Prisoners Jndge Andrews
Orders That Both,
NewYobk, June 17. The. adherents of
Alexander Suliivan gained a signal victory
to-day. Judge Andrews, of the Supreme
Court, has decided that Maroney and Mac
Donald must be released from prison on the
writs of habeas corpus; and the three men
who came from Chicago to identify them as
being connected with the murder of Dr.
Cronin, signally failed to do so. Acting
Warden Finley placed 20 prisoners in a
line. Among them were "Liverpool Jack"
an'd old ban Howard, of electric sugar fame.
McDonald was the fifth man from the south
end of the line and Maroney the fourth man
from the north end. All wore their hats.
The Chicago men were admitted one at a
time and passed along the east side of the
second tier directly opposite the 20 men.
The intervening space was about eight feet
and the light was sufficient to permit a good
look at the countenances ef the men. Hat
field was the first taken in to look at the
men. He scanned each iace closely as he
passed back and forth before the men, but
did not seem to recognize anyone particu-
IniMW TTo Twrta tatan ann Mavrinsaii
..j. . ."u. m. ii.i.u.u,
the expressman, brought in. He Is a dull
looking Swede, and the faces looked all one
to him apparently, as he made no sign that
he had seen any of them before.
There was a little excitement when
Throckmorton, the real estate agent, ap
peared to see if he could identify the man
to whom he rented the house on Clark
street opposite Dr. Cronin's residence. He
is a tail, thin young man, with a small
black mustache. He took twice as much
time as the others to satisfy himself that the
man he was after was not there. After
pacing back and forth half a dozen times he
attempted to ask a question of Keeper
McCaffrey, who was at the north end of the
tier, but was sternly rebuked by Acting
Deputy Warden McDermott. In spite of
this rebuff, Mr. Throckmorton continued to
scan carefully the countenances of men in
front of him.
He gave a short, quick glance at Maroney,
but he stared for half a minute steadily at
McDonald and "Liverpool Jack," who
stood beside him. Finally he left without
giving any sign that he had recognized any
body. Both men bore bravely the ordeal
to which they were subjected, Maroney
being especially calm and collected. Mc
Donald was a little nervous, and showed it
by the twitching of his hands which grasped
the iron railing. It was evident that the
attempt at identification was a failure.
Soon afterward the prisoners were released
by order of the court.
A TEST CASE ON GAMBLING.
All of tho Sports Are' Watching a Salt on
at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Jane 17. In the Court of
CriminarCarrectlon todayrSinIeta Cavev
was arraigned under the felony clauses' of
the Johnson gambling law. Cave's at
torney filed a demurrer, and the case went
over until Friday. There is much interest
in the case, as it is to be made a test of the
Missouri Gambling law. The authorities
have very direct evidence.
Gamblers all over the country are watch
ing the Cave case with deep interest, and
believe that his acquittal will throw
gambling wide open in S. Louis. Local
gamblers have subscribed a fund for the de
fense of Cave, to which it is said the out
side sports have contributed.
NOT MDCH OP A CYCLONE.
The Reports of Damage in Kansas Were
Very Slnch Exaggerated.
rSFECIAL TELEORAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
HFobt Scott, Kan., June 17. The sen
sational reports sent out regarding loss of
life at TJniontown are greatly exaggerated.
There were heavy rains Friday and Satur
day, and portions of the town were flooded,
but as far as can be ascertained there was
no loss ot life, and very little damage. The
damage in this city is much greater than
that at TJniontown.
Buck Bun overflowed last night, carrying
away several houses and the bridge across
Sixth street The water ran over Wall
street, and people were taken across by
boats and all kinds of vehicles.
AFTEE ELECTION SC0UNDBELS.
The Government Pressing a Case Against
One at St. Louis.
St. Louis, June 17. Julius Mann, a
member of the St Louis Board of Dele
gates, was to-day arraigned in the United
States District Court before Judge Thayer
on the charge of having falsely sworn at
the late election that one Charles Blintker
had come to this country three years before
he had reached the age of 21 years, thus
securing the naturalization of Blintker.
Mayor Noonan was among the witnesses
examined to-day. After taking the testi
mony of five witnesses the Government
rested its case and the defense will open to
morrow. CANADA IS ALL EIGHT.
Senator Hoar Says the Forts on Vaneoaver
Island Will Hart Nobody.
Woecestee, Mass., June 17. Senator
Hoar reached here yesterday after his West-1
ern trip with the Senate Committee on
Trade Belations with Canada. He says
that the impressions that the fortifications
at Esquimalt, Vancouver, were a menace to
the United States were unfounded, as the
island has not the natural advantages nec
essary to make it a formidable fortification.
He was satisfied that the ties of affection
between Canada and the United States are a
guarantee of peace.
A FATAL EXPLOSION.
Three Polish miners Meet Their Fate la a
Colliery Near Wilkesbare.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Wilkesbare, June 17. Michael An
drew, Simon Novolk and John Kutschi, all
Polanders, were fatally injured by an ex
plosion of gas at the Nottingham Colliery,
at Plymouth to-day.
Novolk died this evening. The men were
so badly burned that the flesh peeled off in
NEGLIGENCE TO BLAME.
The Loose Cars at the Armagh Disaster
That Ran at 80 Miles an Boar.
London, June 17. The inquiry into the
recent railway disaster near Armagh began
to-day. Several witnesses testified that
they had warned the officials of the train
that it wonld be a risky proceeding to de
tach the rear cars on the incline. .
The detached cars had attained a speed of
60 miles an hour when they collided with
tne train, cemna tnem.
W& XHKEE GENTS
AN '-QUAY FIGHT
Being Vigors-. vWaged by Promi
nent hliA 'a Politicians.
WHAETM BAEKEE TAKES A HAND
a Number of Disappointed Office
Seekers Are Likely to Enlist
IN THE BANKS OP TUB OPPOSITION
Ike Senator Accused of Flaying Tossum and Fail
ure to Keep Promises.
Philadelphia politicians seem determined
to keep up the fight against Quay; It is
now reported that W hartoniBarker will join
the MageeMcManes faction and work with
them for the control of the State. A disap
pointed lot of men looked in vain for a visit
from the Senator the other day. They
think he is mewing too slow in getting ap
pointments. Philadelphia, June 17. "Wharton
Barker will join the Magee-McManeMc-Devitt
combination," said one of the Mo
Manes leaders. "Barker dislikes Quayand.
is friendly to McManes, because Quay did
all in his power to preventBarker becoming;
a member of President Harrison's Cabinet,
while McManes did what he could to ad
vance his chances, and you will find that
they will be working together in the coming
battle for the control of the Bepublican
party organization of Pennsylvania.
"McManes, while he is very quiet, seldom
making much fuss, will be on hand with his
delegates when they are needed. Magee
can't be beaten in Allegheny, and Mc
Devitt and. Cochran will be able to deliver
Lancaster when the fight comes on. Sam
Losch, of Schuylkill, has been shut out and
was knocked out of the chief clerkship of
the House atHarrisburg by Quay's orders,
and you can place Schuylkill in the aati
h Quay column."
The Senator Playing Possum.
The speaker also called attention to tho
fact of Quay's failure to come to Philadel
phia when he had engaged to meet a num
ber of the party leaders at the Continental
Hotel on Friday last. "Senator Quay has
been playing 'possum with the boys," said
he. "He was to have come here,
and sent on word to that effect,
you know. Chairman Andrews cams
here on purpose to see him, to arrange for a
meeting of the State Committee. Quay
wired Andrews to come to Washington,
and while the boys were lolling around the
corridors of the Continental Hotel waiting;
for Senator Quay to turn up, Chairman;
Andrews left here for Washington without
letting any of us know that Quay wasn't
To say that the Philadelphia minor
politicians are feeling disappointed is put
ting things mildly they are just broken
up. Last week they felt absolutely certain
that two or more of the Federal appoint
men's would be made before Saturday.
They waited patiently for Saturday.
Saturday came and went, and no appoint
ments were made. Toward evening the)
boys thought they would have the sat
isfaction of seeing 'Senator Quay ant"
learn what was in the wind, but
They Looked and Waited la Vain.
Quay cams not. The anxious ones' wefe
dumfounded. What did it mean? They
knew that Quay and Wanamaker had two
conferences with the President on Friday,
and they thought that the trio ought to
settle the dates of the appointments of Tom
Cooper and Field, if not of all the others.
But if rumor can be trusted nothing was
settled at Friday's conferences. An inti
mate friend of Postmaster General Wana
"Nothing was settled on. Mr. Wana
maker told me that things are just the same
no w as they have been all along. The three
men talked the matter over on Friday, and
both Quay and Wanamaker urged the Presi
dent to make the appointments at an early
date. But General Harrison had his own
opinion about the way things ought to be
done, and he declined to act on the sug
gestion offered. The only thing that is ab
solutely settled is that Cooper and Field
will be appointed. Of that the boys can bo
sure. But when the appointments will be
made no one knows. Both Quay and Wana
maker are in absolute ignorance on that
The mystery fcxpiatnetl.
"What Harrison's reasons are for not
making the appointments at once I don't
know. He may have told them to Quay
and Wanamaker, but the latter did not say
anything to me about them. I am hoping;
for the appointments very soon, but I won't
venture to predict when they will be made."
The interview with Mr. Wanamakers
friend explains why Senator Quay did not
find it convenient to Teach this city on Sat
urday. He knew what a crowd would ba
waiting for him when he came, and he knew
what they expected of him. He could
learn nothing from the President, he had no
good news to tell the watchers, and there
fore he prudently kept out of the way. It
saved him a good lot of bother, and it hurt
What the boys will do now until thev
hear from headquarters is not known. They
counted snre on the filling of the places of
the collector and postmaster, and they are
in a bad humor over the turn things have
taken. Collector Martin will have to act as
Quay's deputy and pour oil on the troubled
waters. He m3y come to the rescueot a few
of the disappointed ones, for he expects to
make some appointments this week himself",
QUAY GOES HOME TO Y0TE. ,
Order to be la Time, He Starts Early
In Ihe Morning.
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Washington, June 17. Senator Quay
concluded this morning that it would in
volve too much risk to wait until this even
ing to begin his journey home, as he had
intended. He feared the heavy rains which
had been encircling Washington and tear
ing along the mountain sides might ob
struct his way, so that he would be unabla
to reach home in time to vote for prohibi
tion, were he to depend on the last available
So he and Private Secretary Leach quiet
ly boarded the morning train and dis
appeared, without making the important
visits to the departments which had been
contemplated for to-day. J
AN UNDERTAKER'S SENTENCE.
Sent to the Workhouse for Robbing; the
Dead Body of a Boy.
ISFEC1AI. TXLXORAM TO THE DISPATCH.I
Akbon, June 17. John L. Hay, a well
known undertaker, was sentenced to three
days in the Cleveland workhouse to-day by
Probate Judge Grant. Hay had charge of
the body of a widow's son, who died a few
months ago, and was convicted of stealing
several dollars from the dead boy's pocket
Judge Grant scathingly characterized hig
condnct regretting that the law didn't
makq his offense graver than petit larceny.
He called Hay's attention to the summary -punishment
meted out at Johnstown to rob
bers of the dead. '
An" Appeal From the "Soon Ladles.
Washington, Pa., June 17. Nearly
200 young ladies of Washington to-day
signed an appeal to their friends in behalf
o f the Constitutional amendment.