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HOUSES IS DEMAND.
Nearly 300 Applications Becorded
for 100 Bnildings Which Are
"EXPECTED IN J0HKST0WH TO-DAY.
The Finance Committee Reports $200,000
on Hand and Declares
IT MUST BE USED FOE SUFFERERS.
Dr. Foster States That the laborers Are Kow Well
Fed and in Good Health.
The first batch of ready-made houses is
expected to arrive ia Johnstown to-day.
The Finance Committee has $200,000 at its
disposal, which it proposes to turn over to
the State Commission on condition that it
be used for the sufferers. Dr. Foster says
the laborers are now as well fed as the
soldiers. The health of the troops and the
workingmen continues good.
TEOM A STAFF COItEESrOXDEXT.J
Johxstotn, June 21. To-morrow
Colonel Spangler will issue rations for two
days to carry the people over Sunday. All
the commissary departments will close on
the Sabbath and the work will cease. The
men need a day of rest badly. A number of
excursions on both roads have been pro
jected. It is expected there will be a big
crowd of strangers here. It would be well
for them to bring well-filled lunch baskets.
There were nearly 300 applications for
portable houses to-day. Mr. H. W. Storey
has charge of this work, and he is a busy
man filling out the blanks. The central of
fice is located in Alma Hall, and there are
two other stations where applications are
received. The first batch of 100 houses will
arrive to-morrow morning, and will be dis
tributed on Monday. The balance will
come in as needed, and more, additional to
the 600, will be sent for. Dr. Lee has for
bidden any of these houses to be placed in
the flooded districts, to prevent all possibil
ity of disease. They will be located in
upper Kernville, Morrellville, Moxham
and other nearby places.
CASH ON EASD, 5200,000.
The Finance Committee held a short
meeting to-day, but nothing was done. Mr.
Roberts stated that the committee had about
$200,000 in cash at their disposal. It is a
question among them what disposition to
make of the money. The majority think it
should go to the State Commission for dis
tribution among the sufferers, but unless
the committee is assured that it will be ap
plied for this purpose they will hold it.
This money, of course, is independent of the
large snms held in various cities.
Dr. Foster, Acting Surgeon of the Four
teenth Begiment, to-day established a hos
pital for- the workmen. John Wanamaker
shipped some large tents to be used for this
purpose, but they have not yet arrived.
The doctor states that the health of the reg
iment is very good, and there is little sick
ness among the workmen.
The doctor examined the food of the labor
ers this evening, and he says it is as good
as the regiment gets. Thev had plenty of
bread, butter, cheese, coffee, fresh meat and
pickled pigs feet in Ridge's camp. In ad
dition they have the usual rations of salt
NO CAUSE FOB COMPLAINT.
An Italian was making a speech to some
of his countrymen complaining of the food,
but the doctor called him off. He reports
that the workmen are generally well pleased
with their fare now, but occasionally a
kicker is found.. It is to be hoped the change
for the better will continue, for the men
were not receiving the proper kind ot food.
XiieutenantXieggett, ot uompanyij, .tilth
Xegimenr, attached to the Fourteenth,, re
ceived a bottle 6f carbolic acid from his
mother-in-law, who is a physician, to gargle
a sore throat. Instead of doing this he
drank the stuff, and it nearly ended his
life. Dr. Foster worked vigorously with
him and he is now out ot immediate danger,
Mr. Frank Paulson was here to-day again
looking for the body of his sister. He left
for Pittsburg this evening without succeed
ing. The river was blown up with dyna
mite but it did not reveal the remains. The
place where Miss Bryan's body was found
will be torn. to-day in hopes that the body
may be near by.
The report of Chief Engineer Donglass
for to-day will not be ready before to-morrow
morning. Colonel Hill estimated that
2,300 men were at work. Is haul.
CHAEXEL I10USLS IN CELLARS.
Thirty-Two Bodies Recovered Yesterday,
Mnny of Tbein Uurrcognlz-ible.
rFBOM A STAFF COEBESPOXDENT.:
Johnstown, June 2L Thirty-two bodies
were recovered to-day, and this is the big
gest find made for some days. The majority
of the bodies were taken from the cellars of
the houses, and General Hastings was so
impressed with the work and the possibility
of a number of bodies being buried in these
charnel houses that he has delegated Con
tractor Suppe, of Johnstown, with 60 local
men, to besin cleaning cellars early to-morrow
The bodies of May and Maria Bentford
were discovered on Main street, near the
Merchant House. There was about a foot
of rubbish on them, and the men had been
walking over them. The body of Henry
Pritchard was identified. His eight chil
dren are still missing, Peter L. Tracy and
"Winnie T. Harris, daughter of the Chief of
" Police, were recognized. Some ot the
bodies were burned beyond recognition.
Outside of the names given the others are
unknown. One is a male, weighing 165
pounds, having an open-faced silver watch
and three keys. He had a receipt from
Charles I. Euth to someone named Sehnorr
or Shnor. Some were so hbdlv disfigured
that the sex could not be determ med. Only
the feet ;f two bodies were recovered, the
remainder of" the bodies having been
burned. Another man, weighing about 160
pounds, height 5 feet 6 inches, had a cameo
gold.set and two pocketknives.
Everybody is on the lookout for the
bodies of Miss Paulson and Mrs. and Miss
Swineford, of St. Louis. Jf the bodies are
not burned they are liable to be unearthed
any day. Israel.
THE BAKD LATS ONCE MORE.
First Sleeting otitic Grand Army of the Re
public Sinco tfaf. Flood.
IFKOM A STAFF COREESFOSDEKT.3
Johnstotvn, June 2L The first meeting
of the Grand Army since the flood was held
this evening. A number of Grand Army
men from the Governor's staff attended.
The Johnstown band came over to the
headquarters and escorted the boys to the
The band played before the camp and
everybody turned out to hear them. It was
the first time since the disaster that the
band played and the music had .T bracing
effect. x Israel.
' SHOOTING AT SPECTATORS.
The Military Monaco to Stir Up a Utile
Excitement Now and Then.
FBOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.!
Johnstown, June 2L Early this even
ing a shot was fired by one of the guards
watching the three banks. He declared he
saw some one, but an investigation revealed
Several shots were also fired along Pros
pect Hill, but e cry thing is quiet.'
INDIAN JUGGLERS Ti&F&L
Carpenter' illustrated letter to to-morruuft
Dispatch, in which he describe tome of their
THE GRANGERS ALARMED,
An Insect Pest ntnkea Its Appearance In the
Illinois Whent Belt.
Springfield, III., June 21. The State
Board of Agriculture has a communication
from the State Entomologist, Prof. S. A.
Forbes, concerning a minute bluish green,
oval, rather sluggish insect found within a
few days in such abundanceon the heads
and leaves of wheat and oats from the Ohio
river to Madison and Champaign counties
as to create great alarm in the Illinois wheat
belt. The entomologist says its amazing
abundance seems due to the drouths of
recent years' and of the early spring this
year, its enormous rate of multiplica
tion enabling it to take a rapid
advantage of circumstances favorable to its
increase. The amount 6( injury, he says,
depends largely upon the weather, and can
not be predicted. This plant louse attacks
so suddenly and in such overwhelming
numbers when it gets a lair start that noth
ing can be done but trust to the weather and
its natural enemies.
The insect is susceptible to immense de
struction by parasites and seasonable rains
check its mischief by their unfavorable in
fluence on the louse and by enabling grain
to support the loss of sap on which it feeds.
It damages only cr6p plants, of the grass
family, including wheat, barley, oats, rye.
blue-grass, fox-tail and the like. It is au Old
World species (Diphopophora avenae) com
monly Known as grain plant louse, aud in
fested the grain of Europe for over 100
vears. It was found in Illinois in 1866, again
in 1876 and 1878, since which time it has
not been reported as specially injurious.
THE RAILROAD SITUATION.
President Roberts Calls a. Meeting of the
Trunk Line Presidents for Consnltntlon.
Philadelphia, June 21. President
Bobcrts, of the Pennsylvania Bailroad,
issued a call to-day for a meeting of the
Board of Trunk Line Presidents, of which
he is President, to be field next Thursday at
11 o'clock. The meeting will consider im
migrant business, dressed beef rates and the
course to be pursued with regard to mileage
on refrigerator and tank cars and the use of
private stock cars. The Western railway
managers, President Boberts said, are very
anxious to meet the President's committee,
with a view of settling the increasing dif
ferences among the ' Northwestern lines.
In order that an opportunity may be given,
the joint committee of theTrunk Line Asso
ciation will convene Wednesday, and the
result of the conference will be laid be
fore the Presidents on the day following:
The resignation of Mr. Fink will also be
discussed. It is said the Presidents have
tacitly agreed that under no circumstances
shall their lines enter the present fight, and
that all the companies having traffic agree
ments or running arrangements with the
Western corporations shall pay their fnll
rates on rail business, no. matter what
charges they make or how extensive a re
duction they care to indulge in. Asto the
recent radical cut good judges think it will
bring about a speedy reconciliation.
HE WAS WEARY OF LIFE.
A Stranger Snlcldes In tlio Streets ot New
York In the Early Dnwn.
New Yoke, June 2L While Officer
O'Neill was patroling his beat near Twen
tieth street and Eleventh avenue this morn
ing, he discovered in a clump of bushes on
the west side of the avenue the dead body of
a man. Carefully placed under the man's
head was a white handkerchief spotted with
blood, and in his right hand was a cheap re
volver of the French pattern. He had shot
himself over the right temple. The body
was, that of a man 35 years of age, 5 feet 7
inches in height. He wore a small, light
brown mustache. The man was fairly well
dressed, with dark coat and vest and striped
trousers and tennis shirt. On the waistband
ot the man's drawers were- the initials
On the body were 3 cents, a Chinese coin
and a cheap silver watch. In a pocket were
several cards bearing the name Bichard
Hallacer, La Crosse, Wis. On all the cards
the name of the town was crossed off. On
one of the cards was also written G. A:
Jurgehs, 88 Lasalle street, Chicago. The
suicide chose a lonely spot to kill himself..
A gardener living in the vicinity heard a
shot fired about where the body was found
at 3 o'clock this morning, when His sup
posed the man killed himself.
Struck by n Bolt of I.Ijrlitninff.
Scranton, Pa., June 21. A terrible
thunder storm passed over this city at 5
o'clock this evening, doing much damage.
Several houses were struck by lightning
and set on fire, and Harry Somers, 8 years
old, was killed. George Somers, the father
of the boy, was seriously injured. The boy
was lying on a couch at the time he was
killed. The bolt entered through an open
Knickrd Ont by Natnrnl Gas.
rSFECIAI. TELEOtlAM TO TUB DISPATCH.
Brownsville, June 21. E. C. Schmertz
to-day informed their employes of the
Brownsville Glass Works to look out for them
selves in the future, as the operators would
hereafter cease at the close of this fire owing
to an advance in price of gas of the Home
Natural Gas Company.
Guns That Do Some Shootlnc.
Annapolis, June 21. The Maxim
automatic guns were tested at the naval
proving grounds to-day. One of the guns
fired 750 shots in a minute and the other
350. The guns worked satisfactorily. The
Maxim gun is used in Germany, Eussia and
France, and is claimed to be superior to the
Gatling gun in rapid firing.
Shot His T.nndlni!y nnd Himself.
Santa Barbara, Cal.,- June 21. This
morning J. B. Henderson, aged 25 years,
shot his landlady, Mrs. Andoneigua, in the
breast and then suicided by .shooting him
self in the mouth. Henderson was arrested
for drunkenness yesterday and it is supposed
he shot the woman for causing the trouble.
The woman mav recover.
Peterson's Magazine for July is
fully up to the mark in every way. We do
not know which to admire most, its literary
and artistic excellence, or the perfection of
its fashion and household departments.
, To-Day' Special Sale.
Special prices have reached the lowest
notch for to-day's sale. Men's elegant suits
in 1,000 different styles, from fine cheviots,
cassimeres, worsteds, serges and diagonals,
at 58 and 510, worth double the money.
Don't miss this chance. We are unloading
our big stock at ridiculonsly-low prices and
giving the public an opportunity to buy it
dirt cheap. Also extra for to-dav men's
genuine electric blue serge suits at $17. See
them. P. C. C. C, corner Grant and Dia
mond streets, opp. the new Court House.
A 66c Solo of Ladles Jerseys,
Exceedingin magnitude, variety and cheap
ness anything of the kind ever known be
fore, will take place at Kaufmanns' to-day.
It will include fine jerseys of every color
and style, and everyone being worth from
$1 50 upward. Sixty-six cents will buy your
pick and fit to-day.
Bonnets, Hats, Flowers 'and Ribbons To
And parasols, umbrellas aud- fans. Ladies
thin undervests, summer weight corsets,
cambric corset covers, and jyambric night
dresses. Lisle thread and fine cotton stock
ings, gloves. Jos. Horse & Co.'s
HJVW rnlTVllfTl? ha written for the Dis.
11 lla lmIiiliLi patch a romantic notel
entitled "A Flirtation in Fire," which will b
published complete in to-morrow issue.
Order to Prevent It Falling Into the
Hands ot Ills Wife and Son Allan
Who Arose From His Death -'
bed to Secnro Reverse.
Franklin, Ky., June 21. This town Is
agog with excitement to-night over a sensa
tion that is somewhat out of the usual rou
tine. William J. Hilton, a wealthy and
miserly old merchant of this city,
who is thought to be on his
deathbed, to-day groped out of his bed,
which is situated in the back part of his
store, and went iuto the store. He was fol
lowed by an old negro man, his attendant,
who he ordered to take a certain nail keg
and pnt it on the fire In his room. The keg
was headed up at both ends and he told the
negro that it had a few nails in it and some
old papers, a will among other things, that
he wished to destroy.
The negro did as directed, little dreaming
that be was consigning to the flames about
$30,000 in greenbacks and Government
bonds. But such was the case. Soon after
the act was done, a gentleman went in and
seeing a large pile of burnt nails in'the fire
place nnd what seemed to be the smoking
remains of burnt paper, and suspicioning
that all was not right, began to make an
examination of the ashes, and found what
to the naked eye was plainly visible, a
huge mass of burned greenbacks and Gov
ernment 4 per cent bonds.
Mr. Hilton has a wife and one child, a
profligate son, who has given him a great
deal of trouble. He and his wife have been
separated for some time and there is dot
pending a suit for divorce and alimony
against him by his wife. A great deal of
bitterness has grown out of the suit, and it
is thought he preferred to see his property
in ashes rather than for his wife and son to
inherit it. He is not expected to live many
days and is now too feeble to talk and re
fuses to divulge anything. He has a great
antipathy to lawyers and has said he feared
they and his wife would get all he had. A
guard has been placed around his store to
night tor fear he will have it in flames.
Legal proceedings were taken out to have
him declared a lunatic this evening, but
the jury found him of sound mind.
A Territory Can Becomo a Stnte Without
nn Enabling Act.
Washington, June 21. Attorney Gen
eral Miller, at the request of the Governor
of Arizona, submitted through Secretary
Noble, has considered at great length the
question whether in the absence of an en
abling act by Congress, an act passed .by the
Arizona Legislature and approved by the
Governor "to provide for the holding of a
convention for the purpose of framing a
State Constitution to be submitted to the
people for their approval or rejection" is
valid. The Attorney General holds that it
is valid and cites numerous precedents
where Territories were admitted into the
Union without enabling acts. The power
to accept, modify or reject the constitution
adopted by a Territory where it seeks ad
mission as a State he holds is vested in Con
gress. "Congress," he continned, quoting from
the Supreme Court decision in the case of a
national bank versus Yankton, "may not
only abrogate laws of the Territorial Legis
lature, but it may legislate directly for the
local government. It may make a void act
of a Territorial Legislature valid, and a
valid act void." He holds, in other words,
that Congress has complete control over the
matter when the Territory seeks admission
as a State, and may then cure any defects
that may exist in its constitution, which is
in a sense a petition, the right of which is
guaranteed in the Constitution of the United
PITTSBURG ACADEMY'S FINEST.
A Most Crcditnblo Commencement at tbe
Bijoa Lnst Evening.
Tho commencement exercises for the class of
1S89 of tbe Pittsburg Academy were held at
the Bijou Theater last night. A large audience
was present. On the stago were seated the
graduate&and the professors of the Academy.
Professor Lytle condncted the exercises. The
graduates of 1889 are:
Academic. Andrew G. Smith: normal, Ida Ger
trude Beckman, JVlolllc Best, Anna Bell Black
adore, Nettle T. Means, Jessie K. Moore, Lonlse
1'raner, Ererett N. Phillips, Ella J. Moss. Elsie
May bcott. William bcolt Norman E. Sweeny;
commercial, Fred J. L.Urebm, Fred W.Deuschle,
K. V. Gibson, Robert A. ,Martln, Minnie h.
Smith. 'William 3. Teets. Charles M. WakeAeld.
CvrusS Youncson. The first honor was taken by
Miss Nettle Means, and the 6econd honor by Miss
Ida U. Beckman.
Tne exercises opened with prayer by the Rov.
J. F. Patterson. The salutatory was given by
Miss Beckman. Miss Best gave a recitation,
"Rivermouth Rocks." and an oration. "The
United fatates of the Twentieth Century," was
made by Everett N. Phillips. "Culture." an
ess.iy, was rendered by Miss Prager. Miss Annie
BlacLadore gave a recitation, "Bernardo Del
Carpio," and A. G. Smith an oration on "Too
Much Legislation." "Life's Possibilities" was
an essay given by Miss Jessie K. Moore. Ihe
valedictory was given by Miss Nettie Means.
The Hon. Thomas M. Marshall addressed the
graduates, giving them excellent advice for
their future guidance. The exercises con
cluded with tbe presentation of diplomas by
Prof. Lytle. The efforts of the graduates were
very successful and received mnch applause.
The programme was Interspersed with exctl
lent selections of vocal and instrumental music
by the Haydn Quartet and tho Allegheny
THAT MYSTERIOUS ACCIDENT.
Fatal Termination of Dr. miller's Injuries at
tbe Hosplinl Ycstcrdny.
Dr. C. H. Miller, the gentleman found In
jured in a box car on the Allegheny Valley
Railroad at Forty-third street, June 11, died
yesterday afternoon at the West Penn Hos
pital. Dr. Miller was 38 years old, well con
nected and had a wife and family re
siding in Hutchison City, Kan. He left
his home nearly a month since to meet
his brother, who lives at No. CIS North
Sixth street, Philadelphia. He had little
money and was forced to beat bis way
on (he railroad. On the evening of June 11 be
was discovered by tbe watchman, Kdward
Dellingcr, at Forty-third street and Allegheny
Valley Railroad in a box car. Dr. Miller was
removed to tbe West PenD Hospital.
He was unconscions most ot tne time. Dur
ing one period of sensibility be said he bad
been thrown from a car by a conductor. Tbat
was all the clew obtained from him in regard
to bis injuries.
Mr. Dellinger stated last night that Miller
was seen around tbe yards of tbe railroad early
In the evening of the night upon which be was
injured. The supposition is that be attempted
to board a passenger train, but was knocked
down, and while,wjured climbed into the box
car. An inquest will be held this morning at 11
An Entertaining: Programme Rendered by
Hlgb School Pupils Last Evening.
Last evening was class night at the Pittsburg
High School. A large audience was present
and an excellent programme was, given. The
opening address was by Robert Little. Miss
Selina Sorg gave a declamation and Miss Ida
Hanlon followed with an address on "History."
Walter Billows gave an oration and Miss Edith
Harris a declamation, after which Edward
Bcrlnger rendered the class poem. MissAnnie
Canan delivered an essay and Robert Brown an
oration on Consolation." A declamation by
Miss Martha McCorabs was followed by the ad
dress to Juniors by Joseph McCIure. 1 he reply
of the class of '80 was given a-id an address on
"Prophesy" jnada by Miss Margaret McQuiston.
Thn rxurcises concluded with the class nn-.
Tho parts of the students showed a careful
preparation and wero a credit to the cli
'SO., A number of pleasing selections
rendered by the orchestra.
jjj you have not smoked the La Ferla del
Fumar Key "West Cigar you have lost a
treat. Sold 3 for 25c G. W. Schmidt,
Kos. 95 and 97 Fifth ave.
To-Dny at Knufmnnns'
All ladies' beaded wraps at half price; all
embroidered fichus at half price; all girls'
dresses at halt-price; ladies' jackets at half
No city water used in the manufacture
o! beer at Baeuerlein Brewing Co.'s estab
lishment at Bennett, Fa.
WATiY are discussed in a pleasantly phiU
DDltVA osophicalveinby Mr, frank Les
lie fit to-morrow' DISPATCH, and their peti
tion in tocict defined.
Curry University Has its Most Suc
A CLASS OF 115 GRADUATES.
An Excellently Prepared Programme Tery
ORATIONS. ESSAIS AND ADDRESSES
Which Nicely Entertained a Tast and Highly Apprt.
An immense throng crowded into the
Grand Opera House last evening to witness
the commencement exercises of Curry Uni
versity, the class of '89, numbering 115
young ladies and gentlemen forming a potent
magnet in the attraction of a fashionable
and gayly attired audience. The ' progres
sion of Curry tfniversity has been so stead
ily upward that its commencements have
become an event not only in the education
al, but in the society -world. Carriage after
carriage rolled up, discharging handsomely
dressed occupants who wended their way to
the interior, and the crowd of humanity
not only filled every available seat, but the
aisles, and by 8 o'clock the house was so
full that over 1,000 people were turned
Inside the house was..' attractively deco
rated, and the rise of tbe curtain showed as
pretty a picture as eye would wish to see.
The stage rose in tiers, on which were
seated the 115 male and female graduates of
the institution, the young men forming a
hollow square, inside of which the tastefujlv
dressed young ladies sat. On a level with
the stage were 100 of the young ladies who
will graduate nest year, most of whom also
assisted in the rendition ot the programme.
They were also arraved in white, and pre
sented an attractive appearance.
LIKE A 1IVINO PICTUEE.
The stage was dressed with potted plants,
and the background was formed of a hand
some wood scene, which lit up admirably.
The faculty and invited guests occupied
seats at the right hand of the stage, leaving
a space in the center free for the essayists,
recitalists and singers. The arrangements
were very admirably made and reflected
great credit upon Prof. James C. Williams,
President of the University. The faces of
the graduates shone with expectancy and
excitement as the curtain rose and Prof.
Williams stepped forward and called the
attention of the audience to tbe printed pro
gramme, and prefaced the commencement of
the programme with a few remarks about
higher education, in which he advocated the
passage of laws making education compul
sory, both for the masses and the classes,
and extended a hearty welcome to the audi
ence. On a table in front of Prof. Williams lay
several large bundles tied with ribbon,
upon which the eyes of the graduates were
ever and anon centered. They were the
coveted diplomas 115 of them and pre
sented almost a tormiaaoie appearance.
The following is the programme of the
evening in full:
GsIod de Bravoura."
Hev. J. M. Fulton, D. D.
ixmservaiorr instrumental iiuo.
Salutatory tUlss Elizabeth Beacom Locke
Latin Oration, "Sources or Ancient Inspiration, "
Mr. Wllllani A. Hodfclnson
Selection, "Letter Scene," ..Macbeth
Miss Mary Ayrcs.
Chorus. "Amongthe Lilies.'' Czibulka
Conservatory Vocal Club.
Oration. "TheDcmands of Commerce, "
Mr. Henry A. Hertzler
Itecltatlon, 'vBclshazzar's Doom,"
Miss Marietta King
Essay, "The Progressive to Be,"
Miss Catherine Dempsey
Vocal solo, "ilost-Noblo Ladv." Meverbeer
Miss Oretta Williams.
Selection, "Scene from Marie Stuart,"
Miss Edith Bmlthson
Oration, "Modern Hieroglyphics,"
, ......Mr. B. F. Johnston
Hesitation, "Lasca,"....Mlss Mildred . Keer
a. "Charge of tbe Hussars" Splndler
6. "Hall Columbia" fMssell
Conservatory Instrumental Club.
Selection, 'Scene from Richelieu," Act IV
Miss Sadie E. Burnett
Oration, "The Motives of the Drama.',
. Mr. Edward S. McClelland
Essav. "Possibilities." ,
MUs Emma Lauretta Woelfel
Chorus, "The Gipsy's Life." Balfe
Conservatory Vocal Club.
Valedictory Addresses. ..Mr. William S. Langfltt
Hon. H. H. Byram.
Presentation of Diplomas,
President, James Clark Williams, A. M.
Benediction Itev. E. P. uowan, D.D
Musical Director, Simeon Blssell.
First Honor. tSecond Honor.
WHAT IT ALL WAS LIKE.
After Eev. Dr. Cowan, of the Third Pres
byterian Church, had delivered an eloquent
invocation in which which he asked for di
vine guidance for those young people who
that night would really commence their
life's work, Prof. Williams announced that
the recitation, "Belshazzar's Doom," by
Miss Marietta King, would not be given
owing to the sudden death of Prof. Byron
M. King's infant daughter but a few honrs
previously. The announcement cast a
gloom over the evening, as Prof. King has
many friends who will mourn his bereave
The programme opened with -Eugene
KettererS brilliant "Galop de Bravoura."
performed by eight members of the Con
servatory Instrumental Club upon four
pianos. The instruments were whisked on
and off the stage with marvelons rapidity.
The members of the club who played in this
number were' Misses Olive Day, Emma
Wrelfel, Sarah McCrickart, Clara Lind
say, Jennie Clarey, Lillian Plann
and Master Willie Steiner. Prof.
Simeon Bissell, the able musical director of
the TJniversisy, directed this unique num
ber and held the pianists together admira
bly. Miss Mary Ayres displayed the possession
ot a very sonorous voice in the well-Known
letter scene from "Jlacbeth." Her training
had evidently .been very careful.
The ever beautiful "Stephanie Gavotte,"
by CzibulEa, arranged for mixed voices, was
sung by the members of the Conservatory
Yocal Club, and formed such a pleasant
addition to the programme that it received
a hearty encore.
LIVE AND LKSTBUCTIVE.
The oration, "The Demands' of Corn
Commerce," formed the subject of an illus
tration of the remarkable progress of the
commercial world during the last century,
and some attempt to portray the future ot
commercial life was made. The speaker,
Mr. Henry A. Hertzler, was heartily ap
plauded. Miss Catherine Dempsey in the course of
an essay upon "The Progressive to be" gave
evidence of careful preparation in unusual
Miss Gretta Williams sang Meyerbeer's
famous aria "Most Noble Lady" in "a charm
ing manner, the accompaniment being by
Prof. Bissell. The audience gave evidence
of appreciation by long-continued applause
The next number upon the programme
was the famous scene from "Marie Stuart,"
wherein the two famous Queens. Elizabeth
and Marie, meet in Holyrood Castle. Mil's
Edith Smithson gave evidence of the pos
session of dramatic ability far above the
average, and her simulation of the oppsite
voices in the monologue was decidedly
clever. Although an amateur, Miss Smith
son possesses true dramatic perceptions.
Mr. B. F. Johnston gave an interesting
history of writing and stenography in his
oration upon "-Modern Hieroglyphics."
much of his subject matter being new to a
majority of his hearers.
BOTH OEAPHIC AND PAfTHETIC.
In the recitation, "Lasca,'J Miss Mildred
E. Kerr gave a graphic recital of the' wild
stampede of wild cattle over the plains of
Texas, with a pathetic love story as an inci
dent. She was heartily appjiauded.
Another instrumental selection, (a) ''The
Charge of the Hussars," Spmaler, and (6)
JHail Columbia, "arranged by Prof. Simeon
Bissell, followed, the performers being
Misses Ella Balph, Annie Pritchard, Battle
Nichol, Annie McKee, Birdie McElroy,
Sadie Smith, Hattie Deems, Mary Bayne.l
JUNE .22, 1889.
Agnes Lambing, and Messrs. George E,
Swan and Walter Amsley.
Miss Sadie E. Burnett then gave the
famous "curse scene" trom Brinsley Sheri
dan's "Bicheliu," in which she displayed
a very flexible and musical vocal organ.
The best conceived literary effort of the
evening was Mr. Edward S. McClelland's
oration upon the ''Motives of the Drama,"
ia which he claimed for human action of
the past all the glory and credit of the
present as a matter of natural and uncon
scious imitation, and iorall the steps beyond
that which has happened. the ambition to
excel past Achievements. -The oration was
happily conceived and intelligently de
livered. In the subject "Possibilities," Miss
Emma L. Woelfel enlarged upon the ever
increasing scope of woman's work, and in
dulged in speculations as to the ultimate
limitations of the female portion of the com
munity. A CHAMIKO CHOETJS.
The popular "Gypsy Chorus" from Balfe's
"Bohemian Girl" was then rendered bv the
local club,Miss Annie Orr singing the score
allotted to Arline with expression. It must
be said that the musical portion of the pro
gramme was of a high grade ot excellence,
and gave evidence of careful training and
Both the salutatory by Miss Elizabeth B.
Locke and the valedictory by Mr. William
S. Langfitt were conceived on a high plane
and delivered gracefully, receiving well
The entire programme was alike credit
able to the participants and the facnlty of
Curry University, and was really a surprise
to the audience by its general excellence
and the smoothness of rendition. The' large
audience evidently appreciated the form in
which the programme was arranged, as none
of the numbers were of extreme length and
the liberal distribution of musical and
dramatic numbers formed an agreeable and
The annual address was delivered by Mr.
H. H. Byram, who chose for his theme
"Higher Education," and prefaced his re
marks on that subject by saying: "I had
intended to entitle the few words I have to
say "A Plea lor Higher Education," but
after listening to the interesting essays and
orations of this evening, such a preface
seems superfluous. What we have heard
indicates no practical need of a higher edu
cation than is accorded the young ladies
and gentlemen of the Curry University."
Proceeding, Mr. Byram advocated the
ceaseless study of books, and not alone as a
factor in a graduating course, but in after
life when added education forms the step
ping stone to an upward course in the walks
bf life, not only commercial but social. He
quoted liberally from the most able think
ers, both ancient and modern, in support of
the position that
EDUCATION IS NEVEE COMPLETED,
even by illimitable absorption of book and
natural knowledge, and deprecated the
sometimes prevalent idea that a sound busi
ness and commercial education is not of
permanent value because the recipient
tnereoi may nave Been destined tor indus
trial life-work. While some colleges may
impart an education of a non-practical
nature, most of tbe American colleges are
not hampered by traditions, and furnished
useful and thoroughly useful and available
education. Mr. Byram's address was schol-'
srly and dignified, and was accorded the
closest attention by the members of the
graduating class and the large audience.
Mr. Bvram closed his remarks with the
following apt quotation:
Ignorance Is the curse of God;
Knowledge the wing wherewith
WE FLY TO HEAVEN.
The presentation of diplomas came next
upon the programme, the graduates 'rising
from their seats to receive their coveted
parchments. Professor Williams, President
of the University, said: It affords me pride
to allude to a matter which has been the
serious study ot the faculty and trustees of
Curry University. I rerer to the elevation
of the standard of -education in every de
partment of our institution. The class
which I take a just pride in presenting to
night to their friends and the public is
NOT ONLY THE LASOEST
me have ever graduated, but it has passed,
through a standard of examination fully 25
per cent higher than any preceding class
which has passed from our portals into the
business and social world. We are not yet
satisfied, however, and shall continue to
elevate our standard and make our useful
ness more and more marked as our class
years commence and end. I maintain that
the best investment a parent can give his
child or children is a business education
supplemental to the common school educa
tion. "As for the use to which thebusiness com
munity of the twin cities puts our graduates
to I can almost say that situations seek onr
alumni instead ot the reverse, as is custom
ary. Fully 90 per cent of our 18S8 class is
at" work in business and mercantile situ
ations, nnd I think from past indications
that these practical results ot our existence
will continue to gratify ourselves and our
patrons. These young men and women
have been diligent students, and have fairly
earnea tne cetincates wnicn J. snail now
bestow. I hope that they will continue to
be aohonor to themselves and to their alma
The heads ot departments in the universi
ty assisted President Williams in tbe dis
tribution of the diplomas, and the benedic
tion by Bev. Dr. Cowan brought the even
ing's programme to a close. A number of
the graduates of the business college were
not either upon the programme, nor did
their names appear in the list of graduates.
The total enrollment ot the present year in
tbe various branches of the university,
reaches the astonishing total of 1,477 stu
dents. For the all term, commencing in
September, the university has secured for
the head of the Latin department Prof.
Francis Schmlt't, A. M., late of Trinity
Hall, AVashington, Pa., whose recommend
ations are ot tbe highest. A set of books
were presented to Mr. Langfitt, the valedic
torian of the class; a handsome watch was
given by her parents to Miss Cochrane a
member of the stenographic class, and Miss
Hutchinson Was presented with a bracelet.
tbe presentations forming a pleasant feature
of the very successful occasion,
J!E MAJORITY STANDS.
Official Figures Show That Prohibition
Bentcn bv 180,020.
PhUiATjelfhia. June 21. Official re
turns hae been received from every county
in the State. The majority against the pro
hibitory amendment is 189,020. The major
ity against tbe suffrage amendment, provid
ing for the repeal of the poll tax qualifica-tion.-isj
Why Tbey Couldn't Bny It.
When the committee representing the
Pittmurg police force went down to Gusky's
yesftrday to buy a uniform for Chief of
Ptflice Karris, of Johnstown, to send up
with the donations, the proprietors refused
to take any money for the suit, but donated
a full unilorm to the contribution.
Everybody wants the best for their money.
Then why not go where you can get abso
lutely all colored fireworks as cheap as
plain goods are sold elsewhere. We have
them. James W. Geove,
Kaafmanns Three Wonderful Specialties
In Indies' flannel blonses for to-day will be:
100 dozen plain flannel blouses at $1 24; 50
dozen handsomely striped and plairf genu
ine French flannel blouses at $1 74; 35,
dozen finest French silk stripe blouses at
Pcbe California port, sherry, angelica,
muscatel, at CO cents per full quart, or one
dozen assorted at $5 50, at Max Klein's.
Eemoval sale carpets, curtains, oilcloth,
etc Come for bargains.
Geo. W. Snajiah-, 136 Federal st,
how io play jamas.
Points on tbe Gaino From Rellnble Sources
"The Objects and Alms of tbe Hop
Checkers In Court.
rsrSClAX TELXOBAM TO TUX DISFATCH.1
Philadelphia, June 21. Interesting
points on Chinese life in America are con
tinually being developed in the trial of
four Philadelphia Chinamen for playing
fan-tan. The Hop Sing Tong Society was
brought to light to-day. It costs a China
man $5 to join it, and an officer is fined $5 if
absent from a meeting, and if absent from
three is expelled forever. Two rules of the
society, which state its whole object, fol
low: Besolved, That the society may appoint
any of the brethren to issue paper: to have a
foreign police officer arrest the enemies, tho
brethren of the society mhst go and point out
the enemies to be arrested, and after they are
arrested go as witnesses in case of trial and
testify against them, and when tbe time ot the
trial comes not back out or disappoint.
Resolved, That warrants shall be issued to
arrest and imprison tbe enemies: it they pay
money in recompense tbe money will be
equally divided among tbe brethren of the
society and then tbey may be released and
ended. If tbey pay no recompense money they
shall be prosecuted to convict and imprison
them. If anv of our society mav be in difficul
ties and arrested by f oreicn police officers and
lmpnsonea, ine society snau empio
help defend tbem and shall detra
imprisoned, the society shall employ lawyers to
Id defend tbem and shall defray eZDenses
and attend to tbem. AH of us shall be careful
to obtr tbe rules as established in this book of
One of 'the witnesses, Lee Dick, ex
plained the game of fan-tan. It is the
game that was played yesterday and called
Chinese checkers. Lawyer White placed
the gambling implements before the wit
ness, and requested him to place tbe men on
the seat as they are placed in playing the
game. This seemed to be quite an intricate
matter, as it took some minutes. Then, at
the request of Mr. White, the witness ex
plained to the jury how the game was
played. The witness said that when a
player got three of his men in line he won
one of the opposite side. That one was
then taken from tbe table; when all were
taken from the table the game was done,
and whoever had won the most won the
"Is the game finished then?"
"All but the drawing."
"Ah! the drawing; let's hear about the
drawing What is the drawing for? What
is it for?" asked inquisitive Lawyer White.
"The drawing is to keep track of the num
ber it takes to win."
"What is the cup for?"
"To conceal the numbers on the buttons
from the players." ,
"The first part of the game is to get the
men in position, is it not?" asked Mr. Shap
ley. "Each man plays his own way. The first
play is to get three in a row."
"What do you do then?"
"That gains tbe advantage of spot, leav
ing room vacant. One is captured. A
number is put on. They are not taken off
until the game is completed. Then the
players commence to move. It one can get
three in a row, then tbe buttons are ued to
keep score. After tEfe game is played the
buttons are counted, and the one who has
the most buttons wins. The buttons are
kept under the cup, because, if the player
knew how many buttons were left he would
A Djins Man Brought tolhoHbspilnlSnld
to Have Fallen From a Tree.
Yesterday morning a wagon drove up to the
West Penn Hospital containing a man 'named
Edward Benscbalder, aged S3, sufferipg from
internal injuries and a broken back. As soon as
the injured man was removed from tbe wagon,
tho driver imparted tbe information that
Benscbalder bad fallen from a cherry tree ont
In the. country back of Sharpsburg, and then
The injured man was unconscious when taken
into thebuildlneand before he could be revived
passed away; The Coroner was notified and
made careful, inquiries to find out something
about the case, but none of the Sharpsburg
liverymen or undertakers comd give any infor
mation concerning tbe matter, and nn one ap
pears to knowwhoBenscbalder was. The body
is at the morgue and the Investigation will be
continued this morning.
BOBIED IS FIFTEEN STILES.
Fnneral Service of Itlanr Kind Over a
PhtAadelpiiia. June 21. John W. Sards
ley was burled in IS different styles in Ivy
Hill Cemetery, Germantown, yesterday. Tbe
deceased was a prominent citizen of the
suburb, and acquired notoriety because be in
troduced the English sparrows into this city.
Representatives from la different secret
societies were present at the funeral, as well
as a large delegation of spiritualists.
The services at tbe honse were conducted by
Benjamin P. Bener, a leading Spiritualist.
At the grave nearly all tbe secret secieties held
ceremonies, occupying many hours.
Allegheny High School Alumni.
The Alumni Association of the Allegheny
High School held their annual meeting last
night in the Common Council chamber, Alle
gheny. Tbe election of officers for tho ensuing
year resulted in tbe election of the following:
President. H. J. Tapjrart, Jr.; Vice President.
J. F. tfrlpirs; Secretary. Miss Crlssle Alston;
Treasurer, V. M. Kamsey: Executive Committee,
Miss Jean Egjrers. Frank Mchlroy, T. S. JJancan,
II. Wlllock and Hiss Minnie Dawson.
Tried tbe New Organ.
Last night was celebrated by tbe congregation
of tbe Butler Street M. E. Church, by tbe open
ing of their new pipe-organ. The cbnrcb has
been handsomely improved and a large &.000
organ has been placed in tbe church. An inter
esting programme was carried one last evening.
Prof. David D. Woods, of St. Stephen's P. E.
Church, Philadelphia; Mrs. W. B. Wolfe, Mr.
II. B. Brocket and Car) Better took part.
A Boy Knially Hart.
About i o'clock yesterday afternoon a 12-year-old
boy named Purcell. whoso parents re
side on the corner of FreDie and Welkins ave
nues, Allegheny, fell from a car in tbe Cleve
land and Pittsburg yards and sustain ed inju
ries that will likely cause death. The boy was
climbing nn a freight car, when he missed his
bold and fell under the wheels.
Blny Form a Supreme Council.
A special meeting of tbe Grand Council of
tbe Independent Sovereigns of Industry will
be held this evening to consider the advisability
of organizing a Supreme Council and extend
ing tbe order into adjoining States. Tbe busi
ness will Involve the surrender ofthe present
charter and tbe adoption of a new constitution.
Object lo a Second Baptism.
Yesterday Ellen Masky sued Bridget More
for assaultand battery before Alderman Hart
man. The allegation is that Mrs. Slasky threw
two buckets of water on Mrs. More, The prose
cutrix said that she bad been baptized once in
Ireland, for which ber mother paid a crown,
and she did not want to be baptized again.
Diamond street Rnllrond Ofllcers.
Tbe Diamond Street Railroad Company or
ganized yesterday by tbe election of the follow
ing officers: President, A. C. Hopkins; Vice
President, John N. Neeb: Secretary, L. Halsoy
Williams, and Treasurer. Charles H. McKee.
Fine watch repairing, resetting dia
monds and best work and lowest prices in
the two cities at Steinmann's, 107 Federal st.
Thole 74c Flnnnrl Corns and Vesls
Which Kaufmanns' will sell to-day will go
like hot cakes. They come in checks, bars,
plaids and stripes, and are usually looked
upon as big bargains at 51 25 and $1 50.
Men ot all sizes can be fitted.
Over 200 varieties of Imported Key West
and Somestie Cigars from $2 to $40 per 100.
' G. W. Schmidt,
Nos. 95 and 97 Fifth ave.
To tbe removal sale of rngs,carpets, oilcloths,
curtains, portiers all reduced in price. '
Geo. W. Shaman,
M)VFS 136 Federal street, Allegheny.
A CLEVER Sf 0R SSiT!
and published, in to-morrow' DisrATCH. en
titlcd"A Flirtation in Fire" Everybody
U flEBMIT'S RICHES.
Bags of Bidden Treasnre Found in
, the flat of an Aged Miser
YflO RAISED HOGS FOE A LIVING.
An Eccentric Colored Centenarian at Belle;
fonte Turns Onl to be -
THE OWSEE OP A PILE OP MOKEI,
Hoarded Wealth Taken to Us Bank by the
A colored centenarian living in Belle
fonte, who was supposed to be impecunious,
and did odd jobs to earn a living, turns oat
to he a wealthy man. He hoarded his wealth
under the floor of his hut. The authorities
have taken charge of him and his wealth,
and the latter was conveyed to a bank in
Bellefonte, June 21. Just after tha
close of the late war there cams to Belle
fonte from the South an old colored man,
and after a few months spent in performing'
odd jobs for residents in this place he con
cluded to remain permanently here. Ho
purchased a small plot of ground in the
vicinity of Bellefonte known as Halfmoon
Hill, inclosed the lot with a high stone
fence, and thereon erected himself a small
hut.' In this isolated and lonely old placs
the old man "Frazier" for such was hit
name has lived ever since, shnt np from
everyone. He courted the presence of no
body, and very few there are who have been
even inside of Frazier's stockade, let along
across the threshold of his humble domicile.
A more familiar figure than this bent, de
crepid old man could not be seen on tha
streets of Bellefonte. Every person knew
him, for once having seen him, in clothes?
that were but a mass of patch upon patch,
no one could forget him. He would per
form jobs of labor for anyone, but always
demanded the highest prices for such.
His chief aim in life, it seemed, was to
raise hogs, the feed for which was the swill
he could gather from various places in town,'
and a very common sight was old man Fra
zier with his old wheelbarrow, keg and
bucket trudging tbe streets and emitting tha
perfume of an old "still."
A2T ECCESTEIC CENTKNABIAjr.
It has always been suspected that he was
a miser with plenty of money hoarded up,
but if such was the case he had it safely se
cured near him, as no bank in town "had
anything to his credit.
Many there were who tried to get at tha
secret of his existence, but lew there were
who ever got so far as inside his high stone
fence. A few who were more fortunata
than others interviewed the hermit, but
about all they could discover was a brief
history of the old man's life, and that was'
neither golden noryet lined with silver. But
the one source of comfort for those, was that
they gained positive information that Fra
zier was avery eccentric as well as a very
old man, he now being about 104 years old.
He knew and can remember Washington,
was a slave the greater part of his life, and
as soon as free traveled North and located
in Bellefonte. That is his story in brief.
Lately the old man has been seen less oa
the streets of Bellefonte, and the authorities
deemed it advisable to look after his wel
fare. A few days ago a trip was made to
his abode, and the old man was fonnd in a
starving condition, blind and somewhat de
mented. He was fixed up and, a man put ia
charge, after tbe authorities were satisfied,
upon a thorough investigation of the prem
ises, that there was no hidden treasure.
GKEAT BAGS OF M02TET.
The old man demurred against anyone be
ing left there, and loudly declared that he
was robbing him. This again aroused sus
picion, and accordingly yesterday three re
sponsible men visited the old cabin, and,
after many arguments and much persuasion,
succeeded In inducing "Frazier" to divulge!
tbe hiding-place of his treasure, which was.
under the rough floor of his but.
Search was at once made, but no one was
prepared for the surprise that was occasioned
when the miser's hoarded wealth was dis
closed. Bags of coin were what met tha
gaze ofthe onlookers, and to convey them to
a bank a wheelbarrow had to be used. One
bag was so large it took the united efforts of
two men to carry it in the bank. The con
tents of one bag only were counted, and it
contained a little more than $1,000, all ia
pennies, 2-cent pieces and nickels, but was
mostly filled wth the old-fashioned large
The other bags were filled with gold and
silver coin and were more valuable. There
were also some greenbacks and bank notes
as well as some valuable securities. No one
has the least idea of tbe exact amount of tha
old man's pile, as it was not counted, but
only deposited in the bank vault for safe
keeping, but it is safe to venture the opinioa
that it runs well up in the thousands. It is
evidently the accumulation of the most
miserly saving of a score of years.
X. X. 3L 1855, Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts $2 00
I860, McKim's Pure Eye Whisky,
full quarts 3 00
Monogram, Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts 1 75
Extra Old Cabinet, Pure Eye Whisky,
lull quarts .-. 1 50
Gibson's, 1879, Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts 2 00
Gibson's Pure Eye Whisky, full
qu.irts 1 50
Guckenheimer Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts 1 00
'Guckenheimer Export,Pure Eye Whis
ky, full quarts 1 50
Moss Export, Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts .'"1 25
1879 Export, Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts 1 25
1880 Export, Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts.... 1 00
For sale by G. W. Schmidt, Kos. 95 and
97 Fifth ave.
To-Dav'a Special Sale.
Special .prices have'reached the lowest
notch for to-day's sale. Men's elegant suits
in 1.000 different styles, from fine cheviots ,
cassimeres, worsteds, serges and diagonals,
at 8 and $10, worth double the money.
Don't miss this chance. We are unloading;
our big stock at ridiculously low prices aud
giving the public an opportunity to buy it
dirt cheap. Also extra for to-day men's
genuine electric blue serge suits at $17. See'
them. P. C. C. C, corner Grant and Dia
mond streets, opp. the new Court House.
Fbatjenheim Ss Vtxsack's beer is
worthy your patronage, both for its good
qualities and because it is manufactured
right here in Pittsburg. xrssu
100 DOZEN girls' fine French embroidered,
white mull caps, regular price. 50c, will be
sold at only 24c to-day at Kautmanns.
Mothers, this is your chance.
Oub river water, if used at all, is much,
better when a stimulant is added. Klein's
"Silver Age" would be excellent, m-wts
For One Day Only, To-Day,
Kaufmanns' will offer,'choice from their in
iants' finest French embroidered, tncked,
pleated, and shirred white mull slips and
dresses, worth $2 50, $3, $3 50 and $4, r
only 74c. It's almost incredible, but true
83 35 Round Trip
Via Baltimore and Ohio Eailr
leaves new depot at 8 A. ., cit-