Newspaper Page Text
ANY ONE CAN MAKE MONEY
WHAT DO YOU WANT?
Who has a good article to sell, and who adver
tises vlgorousjgul liberally. Advertising 13. -truly
the lJfpKPMe. .All eaterprlsiDg and
Judicious ad? ji'Ssyeeed.
- If it is anything in reason you can obtain it
. , cheaply and quickly by advertising in Tun
PITTSBUBG, TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 188$.
iTJa n-c vjuxij-o
' 9 ' I '7H I ' II II
General Cameron's Character
istic Contest With the
NO HOPE OF HIS RECOVERY,
Tet Ho Lingers On, Daily Growing
Weaker and Weaker.
1 TOUCHING KCIDENT OF TESTEBDAX.
Tho Dying Koaogenarlan Proves thnt He Is
Cognizant of What Transpires Around
Him nia Iiorn for Red Rones Shown
Plainly The Old WIIlFreouentlr Assert
ing Itself A Review of the Dying Man's
Wonderful Career His Early Struggle
and the Successes of His Manhood The
Politician Ever Uppermost In Ills Char
acter Why He Was Always Successful.
General Cameron ii yet alive, but is
hourly growing -wester. Ho is conscious
and cognizant of ail-that is going on around
him, but unable to speak. His death is
only a question of a few hours, or days
perhaps only a few minutes.
rsrxcxAx. niisuK to thx risrATCB.i
Mi. Joy, June 24. General Cameron,
With his marvelous strength of will, still
clings to life, though no hope of his recov
ery is entertained by any of his physicians
or the members of his family. His condi
tion is much the same as yesterday, except
the intervening hours have made their levy
on his bodily forces.and left him so much
the weaker. He continues to sink slowly
but certainly, and though in the opinion of
his physician his end may be a matter of
some hours, it still may be a question of
Those who call at Donegal Springs and
find him living, seem always to frame, their
inquiry when they return, as if half expect
ing to be told of death. The members of the
family who are with him are on guard con
stantly, looking for death.
A Characteristic Contest.
The old gentleman's fight or life is in its
stubbornness so like many of his big con
tests in the world of affairs, that everybody
who comes to the house and is intimate
enough to remain on the old brick porch for
a chat about the dying man and of old
days, remarks the similarity in his sick
The old will frequently asserts itself in a
Tariety of quaint ways. Under the circum
stances, although of course his right side is
useless and his tongue is powerless, yet he
has, capacity' to manifest thought by motions
of his left arm and hands. It is marvelous
how much may he expressed an that simple
way, and how characteristic of his personal
ity these indications may be made.
A Touching Ulllo Incident.
Although so unspeakably weak, those
about him are gratified to observe that he
is still conscious and cognizant of what is
taking place. A touching incident illus
trated the truth of this only this morning.
Among the bold old statesman's many sen
timents was a great love of flowers. Jewels
of field and garden -stand in vases here and
there in the room, brought in fresh every
Among the people the old General made
distinctions, and had his friends whom he
never forgot, and was always glad to serve.
In the world ot flowers he made distinc
tions, too. His favorites are roses, and
among roses againheheld the red rose above
the others. This morning, shortly after he
had awakened, alter a quiet njght, a rela
tive entered his room
Carrying a Cluster of Roses.
The old General was given one fair .and
fragrant rose, just bursting from the bud.
It was pure white. The General took it in
his left hand and held it listlessly for a
moment and then let it drop.
Thsrewas something in "his eyes which
suggested to his relatives to give him an
other, and he was given one, a deep red in
color. The old man's eyes lightened with
pleasure. He took the bright hued flower
of his favor in his fingers, lifted it slowly,
and held it before him, contemplating its
beauty and slowly turning it round and
round before him. He kept it a long time,
and found a pleasure in it that only an
active mind could have generated.
Simon Cameron is dying! And yet It seems
hut a few days since he passed the mile post
of four-score and ten, amid almost regal re
joicings and congratulations, entering on his
Slst year not a disappointed wreck looking
hack over lost opportunities or vanishing
power not "an old roan, broken by the storms
of State," but the same cool, calculating be
liever in the man Cameron as when he entered,
without "scrip or staff," the log cabin printing
office of Andrew Kennedy in Northumberland,
May 14. 1816.
The astonishing career of such a man, with
all our American possibilities for rapid promo
tion, roust still seem to most of us like unto a
- dream, and from whatever standpoint we con
sider his "ways and means," his grit, luck, suc
cess, length of yean, power to make and un
make policies and politicians. Identification
with important national movements, his
unrivaled political control in Pennsyl
vania, the character, number ana abil
ity of his adherents and his ene
mies, he is tine dubito the most unique and
puzzling character in all our political historv.
It has been oft said that politics and
power are in their very essence
ephemeral, but the "Warwick of to-day is
oftlme the suppliant of to-morrow, but there
was . blithe and bale old man who, like
Jlercutlo, loved hi little joke, who had talked
shrewd politics with the surrivoxs of Banker
Hill, and the survivors of Gettysburg, and
through all these mutations of peace and war
a severely orthodox believer. But while
other -nxers" ana ouier men moiuers mignt
come and go, the House founded by the firs;
of the Pennsylvania Camerons would not pass
His Birthplace and Earlr Tears.
Of the early life and struggles of the "Gen
eral," as he delights to be called, but little is
knownfand that little indicates merely the
hum-drum life of an ordinary country lad at
that day. The date of his birth is not a matter
of conjecture. In a suit brought a few years
agobyJobnI.Hartman,of .Manheim. against
the Harrisburg, Portsmouth, Mt. Joy and Lan
caster Railroad Company and the Pennsyl
vania Railroad. Air. C. was called on to testify
whether the road wis begun In the life-time ot
Joseph Kaufman, aiormer owner, ana lesnnea
as follows: '
I am not a remarkablr young man, but not as
old is Methusaleh. I have no objection to telling
my ace, s 1 have been married. I was born on
the 8th or March. 17BS.- 3(oa can calculate my age,
I was a dlrertar of the fasn-lsburr and Portsmouth
Ettlroad. We organized the company In 1S33, and I
let It to contractors In 1S3S. It was finished In
W. The work ias commenced between Chictles
Kaufman's mill In 1S3S. 1 might say 1 was the
whole board. The road was made with the pur
pose of making a direct line from Philadelphia to
Pittsburg, liorsepowerwas used for a while on
the road leu than a year and then steam. At
that day I knew everything belonging to the road.
One or i lie particular objects 1 bad in making the
road along there was to have no law suits, and one
of the first things I did was to hire a mm to pay
the dam ages. Everybody wanted the road.
, The General's memory of the transaction was
not impeached, and the Court Instructed the
jury to bring a verdict in accordance.with his
His Mother's Influence.
I talked to one Mr. H. Gross, one of the early
burghers of Manheim, recently about Cam
eron's early life, and he said: "General Cam
eron's mother was a great woman. She
labored for her children with a zeal and energy
ot which few mothers at this day would be
capable, and it was her teaching and example
and native mental force which marked the life
ot her boys with those strpng characteristics
which have enabled them to make their mark
in life." The old storekeeper in Maytown. the
little hamlet In West Donegal township, Lan
caster county, where Simon was born, said our.
informant, often told of his struggles to get his
first book in geography. He was only
8 or 9 years old when he became
far enough advanced in elementary education
to study geography and he approached the
teacher with the desire of bus heart. The
teacher promised if he could get a book to put
him In the class, but how to get that book was
the question. It cost a dollar and then pennies
were scarce in the Cameron domicile. He con
sulted his mother and they together planned
for the geography. She entered heartily into
her son's ambition.
After three months of effort enough of the
odds and ends of the economy left from the
uauy aemana tor Dteaa was saved up i nese
were carried to the country store py the boy who
has for nigh two generations swayed the des
tinies of one of the greatest Comonwealtbs in
the new world. When the pennies were
counted out the merchant shook
his head and said: "There are only 73 cents,
Simon, and the book cost SL"
As the boy thought of the strugele bo had
man e to accumulate wnat ne nan, ana smi me
prize was far away, the tears rushed to his eyes.
The merchant relented, and taking him by the
shoulder said: "'Simon, you are a good boy and
you can hive the book, and you canpay me the
other 27 cents when you get it." He not only
lived to repay the 27 cents, but to do the man
who thus terved his childish ambition many
Both parents were of the hardy, thrifty
Scotch-Irish stock who leveled the pri
meval forests, fought the Indians and
allied with the German elements
of Berks and Northampton counties,
ultimately drove the Quakers from their early
control of the province of Pennsylvania. There
is but little doubt that the memory of Cam
eron's early struggles with poverty made a
deep impression on his mind in after life, and
In this connection he has said more than once:
"My son Donald has had a great many advan
tages, but 1 had one that ws worth all of
Simon as a Typo,
After passing through the dull rontine of log
cabin school days, varied with hoeing and
harvesting in midsummer, the future Proctor
of Pennsylvania, "by and with the consent"
of his parents was duly indentured as an ap
prentice to the art of typesetting. Ho con
tinued at the "case" for a number ot years
with indifferent success, and "tramped" to
Washington, D. C, where, becoming dis
gusted with the meager pay of his call
ing, he resolved to start a paper and
run it to suit himsell. With this in view he re
turned to Pennsylvania, and his first venture
as proprietor was on a country newspaper in
Bucks county, Pennsylvania. After running
this awhile and making many friends, and
being a great handshaker, he resolved to be
come a candidate for Stale Printer, and was
elected. There was money in it. Then ho got
Into the way of lending money to ambitious
men who wanted to start country papers In
various parts ox Pennsylvania, ana tax
ing propor collateral in every case. Be
fore many years he had claims on opinions
in all sections or the State. The; were always
safe investments, for he generally got his
money back and kept outstanding debts of
gratitude which were paid daring election
times, with "compound interest" Most of the
papers lived and made money, and their edi
tors never forgot how General Cameron gave
them their -start in life. The thing worked
even to the second generation.
Added to this Mr. Cameron understood social
attentions. He knew that few men will forget
the hand which has once treated them hospita
bly, lie kept open bouse when the occasion
demanded, and had a good wine cellar, ills
sociability was always a strong point and few
men in the 8tatewere.mo.re approachable. He
knew how to make an entire; stranger feel as
an old friend.
His Married IAfc.
He married earlyaMlssBruce,whodiedmany
years ago, and by whom he had a largo family,
chiefly daughters, and one notable son,
Donald, at present United States Sena
tor. General Cameron lived in the style
of a Scotch "laird of the isles," at the
old Harris mansion, fronting the Snsnue-
hanna. His eldest daughter married A Burn
side, of Bellefonte. a -son of the famous old
Judge Burnside, one of the hard-headed old
Justices of the Supreme Court 50 vears ago.
One of his sons was killed at Bellefonte, many
years ago, by being thrown from his buggy
wuue burumi; a atrcefc corner, juiotner- son,
Bruce Cameron, was a naymaster In the
army during the war, and died voung. An
'otber daughter married Dick Haldeman, a
Democratic ex-Congressman once in Cumber
land countv, and his youngest daughter, Jen
nie, married Hon.WayneMacVeagh,abrilRant
lawyer from Cheater, af terward President Gar
field's Attorney General, arfn at present resi
dent attorney of the Pennsylvania Railroad
"Lochiel," a handsome estate,some two miles
out from Harrisburg, is the winter residence of
the aged Senator, and is worth $200,000, In
summer the Senator usually spends much of
his time in Harrisburg, especially when there
is anything political going on. Simon was
strong in his domestic attachments, and clean
in his family relations.
The General's Habits.
His habits at the Donegal homestead, while
not strictly Spartan,-were such as are conducive
to longevity. His eating, drinking and sleep
ing were done systematically, and as a conse
quence he has never been 48 hours unwell In
his life. He is not an early riser, and believes
that the morning "nap" is the most restorative
portion-of his slumber. Rising between 7 and
8 o'clock, be would tako a toast or chop or a
few soft boiled eggs for breakfast. After this
repast he would read or receive visitors till 11
o'clock, when he took champagne. This he
has done every day for 60 years, and he
says it has prolonged his life 29
years. The rost of us have to shin along on
crabapple elder and "doctored beer," and take
onr chances on a ten years' increase in our lease
of life. At noon he dined. Roastvmeat and
vegetables and baked apples are his favorites,
but he has no use for pastry, and would sav
jocularly that the pie eaters, like the good
people, all die young.
After dinner he would take a flap for half to
three-quarters of an hour, and the remainder
of the afternoon he would be, when not receiv
ing visitors, a "litterary feller." For
supper his usual dish was grits and oat
meal.and, occasionally, cornmeal mush.
He usually retires at U by reading himselt to
sleep. His sleep comes quickly, and he has
never been troubled with dreams. He loves
horseback riding almost as much as Bancroft
the historian, and on his SSth Christmas rode
from Donegal to Mr. Sam Donald's mansion in
.ELamsuurg wiiaout iangue.
His Religions views.
In theory and outward form the General was
a believer in the stern doctrines of Calvin and
Knox, but in practice he was extremely toler
ant of other creeds and beliefs, and bad many
friends among all denominations. His people
for three ceneratlons were Roundheads of the
severest type, and bis parents were members of
the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Eut
Donegal township, Lancaster county, and in
1723 organized the "Presbyterian Society" at
In 1740 the
Penns, John Richard
and Thomas, conveyed to these pioneers 00
acres oi iana lor cnurcn purposes, in itzs tho
log cabin church without plaster or steeple
was built there by Cameron's ancestors.
In front ot it stands the "witness oak." now
four centuries old, and under which Colin
McFarquharand his devoted .followers swore
allegiance to the cause of the colonies, and a
few days later ponred put their life-blood at
Brandywine for the cause of American Inde
pendence. Cameron's Donegal residence
adjoins the churchyard, and Is so situated that
toanvo upon msgrounas requires a wide cir
cuit aronnd the church grounds. Ten years
ago Cameron offered to secure an endowment
of $20,000 by himself and his brother William,
asking as a consideration that he have the
right nf way to the churchyard from his farm.
Although the society is hardly self-sustaining
the proposition was rejected through the ef
forts of Dr. Zelgler, then a violent anti
Cameron politician. But Cameron was not to
be bullied out of his generosity. His father
and mother sleep In the graveyard and a mod est
shaft tells of their birthiand death. Recently
the aged Senator wrote a touching letter to his
legal advisor in .Lancaster reciting the in
justice done the society by Zeigler's political
bias, burn-questing, nevertheless, that his will,
be so amended as to' make liberal provision
.without conditions for the old pioneer church.
And if rumor can be credited he has given
assistance to other churches at sundry needed
times with an unstinted hand.
Am n Letter Writer. '
The General was a very voluminous corre-,
sponaent, and delighted even in later tiays to
correspond with old and newJriends. Here is
one written to William Ayres, Esq., nearly CO
years ago; the original is in the possession of
C. B. Seely, Esq., of East Liberty,:
Tamaqua. October 23, 1830.
Dkab 8m I am sorry that your letter did not
arrive sooner. .Mot being able to get good super
intendents, I was compelled to let out my work
by the perch. Being so much scattered, we were
unable to give it our personal attendance at every
point. As 1 have arranged we shall now only be
compelled to ride along the line, and In a few
days 1 shall have been glad to have had John
The Wolfeltes have beaten you, but then you sr
the gainer In the future in theperson of your
friend-John C. Breckinridge. Well. It can't be
helped, and lam satisfied. I saw some time be
fore 1 left him how the cat would Jump; Borne of
the wise men in your town were too selfish.
They have yet much to learn In polities. Please
make my respects to your good lady and ssy to my
lanuiy x am ttcu. lours,
. simok oameb03t.
Here is one to the Typographical Union of
Philadelphia, at its annual meeting in 1ES8:
BnooKFLELD FAIlM, May 12, 1883.
I am sorrv. bevond tmv nower to eznress. that 1
will not be able to meet my fellow-craftsmen at
dinner this-evenlng, as I had so hoped to do.
" To do Mr. Cblldshonor Is always a real pleasure
to me, but 1 find myself In snch condition that it
Is far easier for me to go home than to take the
risk of attending the banquet.
My lire as a printer Is one of the periods of It to
which I look back with great satisfaction, and I
know very well that the good men and true who
will celebrate his birthday to-night are keeping
nndlmmed the glorious record ot their noble and
useful calling. Sincerely your friend.
Here is one to C. L. Magee, Esq., of Pitts
burg, which speaks for itself:
llAiuiISBtntO, February 10, 1883.
Mr Dear Mb, il ages -I am very proud of your
Invitation to go to Pittsburg on the 22d Inst.
There Is no place I would rather go to, and no
people I would rather meet than yourself and the
other good fellows of your place whom 1 have
known so long and who have been so good to me.
Hike Pittsburg and Its people for many reasons,
particularly because every man has earned his
fortune, or Is earning It, by the use of bis hands
or his brain. Your community is filled with ex
amples of success produced by Industry, thrift
and integrity. When the weather becomes good
1 hope to visit your place and shake you all by the
band, but at this season, and at my age. It would
be risking too much to venture. With kindest
regards to yourself and the members of the Tariff
uuo, ana wuuiug you an success ana nsppiueut,
I am, as ever, your friend. SIMON Cameron'.
In October last, in response to a request for
his antograpb, I received the following in a
slightly broken but legible hand:
UAJuaSDtrr.O, Oct. 7, 1883.
Jos. W. Breen. Esq.:
Deak Snt I feel very much flsttered by the
kind words contained In your letter of the 4th
Inst. Very respectfully,
was a distinguishing feature throughout
Cameron's entire political career, bnt bo has'
not been generally credited with personal
nerve, an'd yet over a half a century ago ho was
the challenging party in an affair of honor
with the famous Commodore Le Barron; in
which Simon displayed the highest courage,
and ine doughty "Commander of the Queen's
Navee" was compelled to show the light colored
I append herewith the Original documents
which I obtained from Prof. William Bryar,
of Brighton Place, Allegheny City, who. re
ceived them directly from Colonel Taylor, who
was Cameron's "friend" and bearer of the cor
respondence in the "affair."
HABBISBtmo, June 14, 1832.
Bib:-I have been Informed by Major Lynch,
that you had reported to him" a conversation
which yon said lhad held with you on returning
from dining with the President otthe United
States, and among other things accused me with
using language disrespectful of the gentleman
whose hospitality 1 have been .enjoying. The
character oi Major Lynch forbids me for a mo
ment to doubt his assertion, or I should hesitate
to believe you or any other man capable of so de
liberate and base a falsehood. I must, however,
believe it, and believing it can hereafter only con
sider you In the light of a liar and a scoundrel.
You know where 1 reside.
Your obediant servant,
(Signed) Simon Cameron.
Mb, Chas. Le Haiiron.
The following is Le Barron's reply, through
his friend Tuttlo, to Cameron:
Washington, cut, Julys, 1S32.
To John Taylor, Esq.:
Sib In reply to your request of this morning, I
have to state,
1. That the laws of Pennsylvania are of such a
description that. any communication relative to
the adjustment of Ibe difficulty whlchhas occurred
between your friend and mine, would, by the
rigid statutes of that State, be construed as a
challenge, and therefore we cannot' answer the
note ofyonr friend until he shall place himself In
a position which will enable us, amlc&blr, to dls
cuss the subject without any unfavorable inter
pretation orour motives,
2. As van delivered the lnsnlt. tnowlnrlt to ha
such, yon will, of course, consider yourself re-
eponsiDiererJ until you snail have made arrange-
uicuuriia yoor principal 10 meet ns as an'
eet ns at any
Slace, without the State of Pennsylvania, which
emay appoint, for the pnrpose of an arrange-
menL if DOssible. on amicable terms.
I presume that any intimation from you of our
disposition will Induce him to appoint a place of
meeting for the purpose of settling the dimculty;
and I would suggest Westminster, Md., as being
the most appropriate position, on account of Its
being abont midway from the residence of your
friend to this place any other position, not In
Pennsylvania. Would be equally agreeable.
Our time Is limited, and we expect a speedy an
swer: or, if through your delay, your principal
should fall to annear In a reasonable time, von
will necessarily expect to give the Teqnlslte ex
planations for him. -.
Your conversation or last evening. In which you
vouched forthe conduct of your friend. Induces
ns to hope that you will not be unable to effect an
arrangement by which tho parties concerned 'may
have an interview at the earliest possible period.
Your most obedient servant,
(Signed) S. Tuttle.
A Chnrncterisrtc Reply.
Hero follows Cameron's letter in his peculiar,
IlAnBiSBOita, June 23, 1832.'
Dkati Tatxob Tour letter of the 19th arrived
here In due time, but, being from home, I did not
receive it until last night.
I thank you for handing mine to Le Barron. I
am willing that he shall take his own course. I
have given him my opinion, and shall Inform
Major Lynch that I have done so,
I am afraid our paper will 'not soon be estab
lished. Crabb Is In Philadelphia, but has so far
failed to receive a fulfillment of the nrnlioa
which were so liberally made. Politicians tbereare
more anxious to receive the -spoils of victory"
than to aid by their money at least In vanquishing
the enemy. 1 have made all exertions that I could
disinterestedly, for 1 want no reward, and. among
uiocr wings, uaYeeuuscriueusgw,
Our friends in
do the rest. 1
Philadelphia or Washington must do the rest,
wrote to Blair some weeks aeo on the snblerc 1
o on the subject, but
be has not replied to xne, perhaps because he may
have beard the slander of Le Barron or some
other. Can you not learn something abont that?
I have been through six or seven counties since
1 wrote last, and And the Jackson men generally
for Van Daren. Nothing Is wanted to give him
the State but a paper here. It wonld be Imprudent
to have another ticket: but If the people were well
Informed they would by a convention Induce the
present electoral ticket, with four or five excep
tions, to vote for. Van lluren. Wllklus wants an
excuse to be on; and will, l nave no doubt, decline
after the electoral election. He wants to secure
the Vice Presidency four years hence: and be
might get It by conciliating now, but nothing can
be done without a paper here.
lietme hear from you.
Yours truly, SIMON CAMEBOK.
JOBN TAYLOn, Esq.
The next letter is addressed to "Colonel John
Taylor, Fostofflce Department, Washington,"
and is postmarked Harrisburg; Penn., July
10," is blotched with sealing wax, and has the
figure' "12" 'cents for postage written in ink
over the superscription. It contains but a
slight reference to the Le Barron 'matter, bnt
tenches on State and national politics some
what. Here it is:
llABKISBUito, 3nly lal 1882.
DEAR SIB Tours of the 6th was received last
night. As Le Barron is willing to submit to what
1 said. It would be Improper for us to bold any
further Intercourse with him. The indication Is
entirely with himself, or, ir he prefers It, be has
certainly a right to bear the Imputation. Bar
nothing more to him.
lhavehad a good opportunity of Judglngwhat
the effect of the veto will be from the manner In
which tho rumor has been received. The rumor
alter met young Hamilton, the editor of thi
Chronicle, who, when I Informed him. stormed
loudly. 1 advised moderation, and in his paper
of yesterday you will see he has taken that course.
The Clay party try to raise a dust, but 1 hare not
seen a single Jackson man whose opinion has
changed. -Welsh said to me lastnight, fn a private
conversation, that be believed It would hclo the
rcacoea us uu ojwunwj inuraing. iimmeaiately
I think, be glad of an excuse to oppose him, -admitted
to me that the people were opposed to the
bank. You may rely ou fU Pennsylvania cannot
be affected by the veto. The whole clamor has
been raised by the enemies of Jackson, and with
them it will remain. The Democratic party have
alwavs been opposed to all banks, and you will
recollect that the- wbolo popularity or Governor
Bnydcr was built upon bis veto of the bank bill of
1811. The veto saved him from all the unpopulari
ty of his supposed want' of firmness or energy in
the war. Ine same feeling still exists against
banks among the people. Wo should, however,
have the President's reasons as early as possible.
I am afraid we shall not do much for the paper,
but the Van Bureu feeling is growing amidst all
difficulties, lwlll send yon a paper with our
toasts. Yours truly,
2111. JOHN TATXOB. f
Brought to a Ttocns.
The fifth and last letter of this series 'brings
the L. fc B. matter to a focus, and is addressed
to Colonel John Taylor, at Washington. It has
a big figure "12" for postage on the tipper end.
OT,rt7marlril"Paitl5 . r
HABBiEBrmo, July 12, 18J2.
red vour letter or thAQthth'
l)x AB 8m 1 received your letter of the 9th this
morning. After a silence of three weeks, I was
surprised that any reply should be made to the
note which you were so good as to hand.for me to
Charles Le Barron, and much more so that any
gentleman calling- himself "Mr. Le Barron's
friend" should hold you liable for its contents.
The note was written to let Le Barron know that I
had heard the assertion made to Major Lynch, and
FEE AEIES ELOOD.
Twenty-four Dwellings and a School
honse Burned at Johnstown.
THE WOBK OP CARELESS BOYS.
Exploding Gunpowder Cause3 a
Among the Spectators.
INQUESTS BE BESOMED T0-M0BB0W.
Seren More Bodies Becorerei From the Debris and
Three Identified, .
Fire followed in the waee of flood at
Johnstown, and at one time yesterday it
looked as if the ill-fated town, would be
entirely blotted out. By hard work the
dbaster was averted. The work of re
moving the debris goes on bravely. Seven
bodies were recovered yesterday, three
trilOM A 6TAJF COHBESPONDENT.
Johnstowjt, June 24. The most excit
ing event ot the day was a big fire in which
24 wrecked houses. Including a lot of debris,
were burnedj The roof; on the Market
street schoolhouse was destroyed, and this
was about the only real damage done.
A number of small boys
were playing workmen between
the houses and started a fire. It soon com
municated with the houses, and for a time
it looked as if the whole part ot the town
near Main street, along, the Stony creek,
would be destroyed.
TEOOPS CAL1ED OUT.
General Wiley ordered out ill available
troops' and they did good. The Philadelphia
firemen also responded nobly. The town
was full of visitors, and.they stood around
in droves with .the citizens, wondering
if the fire was toiolIof in thevrakeof the
flood, and wipe the town from the face .of
"This seems to be a God-forsaken place,"
said one maiden. But the fire was natural
Contractor Corbun's men were working
In this part of the town, and at first General
Hastings thought the fire was due to their
carelessness. If this had been so, he said,
he would discharge every one of them.
It is difficult to estimate the loss. Most of
the buildings were badly wrecked by the
water. The houses of John Allendorfer and
J. W. Sligh were washed from thelrfounda
tions, but were in such condition that they
could have been moved back.
XHESE'HOTJSES WEBB BURNED
including those of D. J. Jones, J. "W. Stev
ens, E. W. Jones, D. E. James and "V7. J.
Lewis. People were living temporarily in
some of the nouses, but they got out alive.
Dr. "Watters lost $500 worth of books, etc.,
that he had recovered from the flood and
had stored in his house.
The people are taking the great
est precautions against fires. Many of
the houses left that can be utilized' to a cer
tain extent are frame structures. There is
constant danger from the rubbish fires, and
too much care cannot be exercised. In this
connection the people think the insurance
companies are slow in making payments.
Quite a discussion was raised Among some1 of
the citizens whether the companies would
nav for the losses sustained this afternoon.
During the firekeg,ofrP)wder,expl6ded. (.
xne explosion, proaucea a panic,-ana tae
peoples-scattered. ''It is supposed the keg'
was in the house of a miner. Israel.
G0TEEN0E BBATEE'B BELIEF FOND,
It Amounts to $000,000 nnd Will Soon Bo
Dispensed by tho Commission.
IBPSCIAX. TELEGRAM TO TIME DISPATCH.
Haiujisbubg, June 24. J. B. Kremer,
of Carlisle, has been appointed Secretary of
the Flood Belief Commission, appointed by
Governor Beaver. The headquarters of the
commission have been established in the
Supreme Court room .in this .city
and details of olerks from the
departments on the hill are assisting Mr,
Kremer in dispatching business. The com
mission will be called together by Governor
Beaver during this week.- The vacanoy
caused by the declination of John Fulton,
of Johnstown, will be filled in a few days.
Governor Beaver was called on to-day by
the Jersey Shore Belief Committee, which
represented the necessity of prompt aid in
that town. Other flood-swept towns are also
making known their wants. The Governor's
relief fund, contributed by people from all
sections ot the country, has reached nearly
EAST LITEEPOOL'S OHAEITr.
The Money It Contributed andllovrit Was
rSFBCIAITILIOBAM TO THI DISrATCn.1
East Livkbpool, June 24. The work
of tho Johnstown Belief Committee of this
city, up to date, Is as follows:
Total amount of cash subscriptions s-Ttm in
2, 600 CO
Carload clothing and provisions,' con
Disbursed as follows!
Paid to Pittsburg Johnstown Keller Com
mittee .- ,...3.055 81
GA. R. Post, No. SO, Johnstown 100 00
Cash disbursed by East Liverpool Johns
town Committee 875 00
Expended for provisions and sent direct. . 413 33
Carload of clothing and provisions soo 00
Carload white ware -. soo 00
Total :.... 6,779 11
PUTTING HONEY ,IN, CIE0DLATI0N.
Cambric Iron Works' Employes to bo Paid
Gelling Rid ot Lonfers.
CFBOU A'STATI COBBBSTOJTDIlirT.I
JonNSTOWK, June 24. Employes 6f the
Cambria Iron Company, and Gautier "Works
will be paid on June 29 and July 6 and 13.
After these days on the regular pay days.
Contract McKnight paid ont about $25,000
in wages this afternoon. He has out down
his force to 600 men.
McKnight is anxious to root outthe bum
mers and kickers and on, this class the re
duction fell. A number of the Italians
were sent to Bittsburg. .
Another Floater From Johnstown.
Pabkebsbcteo; June 24. Another body
was found at Long Bottom yesterday which
is supposed, to be a Johnstown victim. The
body is that of a man about 40 years
of age, entirely- naked except pants. There
was nothing by which to identify him, as
the body is in an advanced stage of decom
position, except a heavy scar ourned into
the left hand.
Back in the .Old Bnt Again.
IVBOX A STAIT COXBXSFOlmxaT.
JOHNSTOWX,. June 24. With the excep
tion of No. 1, all the departments in the
Cambria Iron Company have resumed work.
The company has been shipping its products
since last Tuesday. "We are hack in the
' old rut nnce more," remarked General Man
ager John Jfulton.
Asking for. Hornet. . ,'
rraoHA STArr counisroNDEirr.l
JOHKSTO'vra', June 24. TJp to date over
coo applications for portable houses have
THE INQUESTS TO BE IJOJIIHCBD.,
The Liability or the South Fork Club a
IFBOJt A 6TAJT COBEISrONDINT.J
Johnstown, June. 24. I met Coroner
Evans this afternoon. The .Coroner stated L
that he would continue' the inquest Wednes
day morning, but it was liable to be ad
journed aealn. No testimonv has vet
been taken concerning the dam, but
the Doctor is notifying his witnesses
to be present. The hearing will be held at
the Kernville headquarters. The question
of bringing damage suits against the South
Fork club is still agitating the people. On
this subject, Colonel J. P. Linton said this
afternoon: "If it pan be proved that the
dam was carelessly , and negligently
constructed, then damages can ' be
secured, but then what is
the use of suing? I understand the fishing
club is insolvent If it is true that they
have exceeded their charter rights, then
it becomes a question of individual lia
bility, so grave that I do not care to express
art opinion. If the Court should decide the
disaster to be an act of God, no damages
would be given,"
Colonel Linton is a member of the Citi
zens' Committee on Buildings. The stores
are being rapidly built, and will be used for
18 months. Many of the merchants have
given notice that they will be ready to re
build in a few days. It -is not true that the
people are objecting to the portable houses.
Twenty-four of them were to have arrived
to-day, but so far they have not come.
GIVING UP ITS DEAD.
More Bodies Recovered From the
CFItOM A STAFF COBRKSFOXDKXT.
Johnstown, June 24. The wreckage
.continues to yield up its dead. Seven
bodies was to-day's quota. Another China
man were found in Kernville, making four,
the entire number in the city before
the flood, A man ivas found with
a little girl clinging to his neck. They
were identified as Daniel Hammer and Miss
Maud Connery. Mrs. Connery said the last
she saw of them her daughter had her arms
about Mr. Hammer's neck. Another lady
was identified as Rose Carroll. The balance
of the bodies are unknown.
Major Phillips, the 'dynamiter, fired 22
ahots today of 40 pounds each. He made a
better showing than on any day 'since, he
started the work. Many of the big logs
have been blown out This evening the
Major sprinkled the rubbish with oil and
had it burned. He thinks the drift will be
entirely removed by Thursday evening,
when the Major will take his departure.
Frequently when the wreckage is thrown
into the air clothes, etc., are seen in it, and
people sometimes imagine they see parts of
human bodies. Major Phillips doesn't
think this is true. He states that he goes
over the surface very carefullv before the
dynamite is fired. By doing this he
has already discovered two bodies. The
Major claims the smell is a sure indication.
GETTING DOWN TO A SYSTEM".
Relief Committee to Open Offices for
the Relief of Flood Sufferers.
IFROM A ETAW COBBXSFOXDXKT.t
JoHiTSTOW?r, June 24. The Finance
Committee met this afternoon and passed
the following resolution :
Resolved, That a sufficient number of offices
shall be opened at each district .which
has suffered by the flood, in' charge ot com
petent persons, and that the names and
former places of residence of all sufferers shall
be registered, the families being registered by
the head of the family, when there is sur
viving head, and other sufferers being regis
tered individually, the present place of resi
dence Doing stated when known. This is being
done-for the purpose ot enabling the commit
tee to distribute tho funds in their charged
-Resolved, That it shall also be the duty oftho
persons in cnarge ot registrauon.K mane a rec
ord of the names of all persons lost by the
Mc B. T. McNeills is taking a census of
St. John's Catholic congregation.
WEALTH WASHED AWAT.
An Estimate of the Heaviest Losses by the
rritOM A STAFF COIUIESPONDENT.:
JOHKSiowif, June 24. A gentleman in
a position to know estimates the lossesof the
Cambria Iron Company at $2,000,000, di
vided as follows! One, million five hundred
thousand for the Gautier works, $000,000
damage to the Cambria works, including
tracts, etc. Other losses reported are:
The Johnstown Manufacturing Co 300,000
Luther estate '. 21,000
Luther Green, building and fixtures.."... 8,000
J. V. Shaffer 311,000
K.T. Bchon..... -. 12,000
!. F. Hoffman estate , 13,000
John Dlbert estate....'... 150,000
Kredel & i'arrell ., 6,000
Q. A Confer, 15,000
AN AIJSTEIAN'S PITL
As a Token of It He Sends 81,000 to Cnpt.
Jones for Johnstown.
rSraCTAI. TELEQBAJt TO THE DISPATCBM
Bbaddock, June 21 Captain W. B. Jones
received a letter to-day from Mr. Karl
Wittgenstein, dated Vienna, Austria. Mr"
Wittgenstein Is thp great iron kingjof Austria.
The letter was self explanatory and Is as
Dbab CAPTAIN: I ordered 81,000 to be sent
to you on my account and ask you to be kind
enough and take the trouble to use this small
sum how you think best to help people who
are suffering in Johnstown. It must be dread
ful. I hope you and your family are all right.
Don't be angry that I give you trouble.
Yours Very Truly,
A lTrilf Million for Johnstown'.
IJirw Yobk, June 24. The Mayor's
Johnstown fund to-day passed the half mil
lion mark, and now aggregates 5502,239.
This is only one of the many funds in this
The Hanging of fled Nosed Mike.
WrLKESDABBE, June 24. Michael Biz
zollo, alias Bed Nosed Mike, will be hanged
to-morrow morning in the yard of the coun
ty prison for the murder of Paymaster
McClure and Hugh Flannagan in October
last The hangman of Hew York and his
assistant arrived here to-dayand placed the
instrument of death in position in the southern-portion
of the jail yard.
Senator Quny Indorsed.
Waykesbubo, Pa., June 24. The Ee
publicans of Greene county to-day nomi
nated a full county ticket. J. H. Teagar
den was elected a delegate to the State Con
vention uninstrncted. The following" nomi
nations were made: For Associate Judge,
Captain John Cotterill; Director of the
Poor, Wm. Gregory; County Surveyor,
Ihos. Oraeo. Besolutions were adopted in
dorsing Senator Quay's sagacity and ability.
Whipped by White Caps.
Osancock, VA,,-June 24. A band of
White Caps, so called, took Eve Byrd, a
blacksmith from his house several nights
ago snd whipped him so severely that he
has not been able' to leave his room since.
Byrd it is alleged gave his wife an unmerci
ful beating sometime ago, hence the visita
tion. He was once before whipped by Whits
Fired by Friends of Murdered Men.
Mansfield, O., June 24. John Ches
rown's farm bouse, east of this citv was
burned, by incendiaries last night. The house.,
is where Constables Kelly and Holbert were
killed 18 months atro whlle'servlne- a writ
Jfis thought" the .men. who fired the place
TIMERS IN CLOYER.
Great Crowds, Witness Their Maneu-
yers at-the Cincinnati Fest.
EXCELLENT 0RDEE IN THE CITY.
Perfect System Observable
where and in Everything.
TflE CONTEST FOE THE FIEST PEIZE
Bellered to Lie Between, Davenport, Iowa, and
South St. Louis.
The Turner contest in Cincinnati is draw
ing an immense attendance. Such perfect
order was never seen in the streets' of Cin
cinnati, despite the great crowds present.
The drill and gymnastic exercises of the
Turners are called something wonderful.
Davenport and South St, Louis lead in the
contest for the first prize.
rSPXCIAX, TELXOBAK TO TUB DISPATCH. 1
Cincinnati, June 24. An immense at
tendance of spectators was in the 12,000
seats under, the pavilion in the campus
where the Turners were exercising to-day,
the third day of their great festival. These
delighted lookers-on viewed in the fore
ground on the well-trodden blue grass
sward below and in front of them a bewild
ering mass of gymnastic apparatus, consist
ing of vaulting horses, parallel bars, hori
zontal bars, climbing ropes and poles, tra
peze swings, jumping posts, etc., through
the whole gamut.
In the middle ground was the great ele
vated stage of the Order of Cincinnatus, on
which was the orchestra and the Msnner
chor. In the near background was a camp
laid ont in streets, military style, and white
to every close observer was the .manifest
presence of perfect system everywhere and
in everything. There were police head
quarters and a good force of special police.
There was a press headquarters with all fa
cilities for writers. There was a bureau of
information, a sanitary headquarters, In
which physicians and surgeons' were present
for an emergency, and there was the head
quarters of the field commander. In the
camp all the tents were numbered.
An immense shed' on one flank of the
camp accommodated a restaurant where the
1,600 occupants of the tented field ate their
regular meals. Near this was a beer shed,
not so large, and the duly one In the camp.
It was crowded pretty much all the' time,
but in the crowd'but few gray uniforms
were to be seen1. 'The grays are the athletes.
Occasionally a keg of beer could be seen in
their camp quarters, but it was everywhere
obvious that they partook only moderately
of the barley juice.
THE PERFECT ORDEB
in the streets of Cincinnati, as well as on
the exercising grounds, notably the absence
of drunkenness, is the subject of remark by
citizens of all classes to-day, and in this con
nection is noticed the contrast between this
and some of the great mas gatherings Of
American societies that met here last vear.
To-day the contests wero.of Verein against
Verein, yesterday they were man against
man. It is the general opinion to-night
that the first prize for all-around superiority
will be awarded either to the Davenport,
Iowa, Verein, or the South St. Louis
Verein. The former, brought, 60; the
latter 60 members- into the contest.
. This morning ' at. C:30 o'clock the) cannon
In the camp thundered reveille. At 7 the
competitive individual contests began in 13
divisions and continued with wonderful
rapidity till 12. This was in the campus,
but at 8 o'clock the rifle sections marched
to the prize hall, Where there, was
A CONTEST-IN 3IABKSMANSHIP.
From 12 till 2 was devoted to dinner, from
2 till 3 was devoted, to jumping with and
without the poles. After 3 and until 6, the
aged Turners, and at 6 o'clock repeated that
wonderful exhibition of 1,200 uniformed
Turners in the German saff exercise
in open order in mass. This was a long,
varied series of motions and positions,
made in time to the. music of the .orchestra.
This and the song that followed, by the
1,200 Turners, augmented by a mole choir
of 200 voices, elicited greater enthusiasm
and wilder cheering than it did yesterday,
at its first performance. The scene, the
effect and the wild enthusiasm they evoked
are simply indescribable.
The exercises to-night were varied. All'
uniformed Turners remain in camp except
a few that get outer passes. The military
discipline of the camp Is submitted to with
out a murmur. .
The first death of the Turners occurred
to-day. It was that of William Betzold, of
Vorwaertz Verein, of Chicago, who hurt
himself, getting on a car in motion ,at In
dianapolis last Friday. He was confined to
his hotel from. that time till his death.
t H0KEY P0E THE IMD1A1T.
Back Annuities Amounting; to Between
8300,000 and 8100,000 Wnnted.
Wabhetotoit, June 24. Gabriel Ben
ville, chief of the Sisseton and Waheton In
dians in Dakota, accompanied by an in
terpreter, called on Acting Commissioner
I Belt, of the Indian Bureau, to-day, to urge
the settlement ot the DacK annuities due
these tribes since 1862, amounting.in all to
between $300,000 and 400,000, and also to
urge that some action be taken by the de
partment relative.to the' purchase of their
surplus lands, aggregating about 900,000
acres. In view of the fact that in the gen
eral allotment act no appropriation- was
made for the expense of a commission au
thorized by the act to negotiate with these
Indians for their surplus lands, Acting
Commissioner Belt has recommended to the
Secretary of the Interior that a commission
to consist of Government officials, without
extra compensation, be appointed for the
purpose. No action, however, haa'yet been
taken in thepremises.
SUSAN. LANTZEB'S DEATH.
An Unsigned "telegram Announces lrt nnd the
Cleveland, June 24. A special says
there is intnseTexcitement at Dundee, Tus
carawas county, O., over the strange death'
of Susan Lantzer, the daughter of a wealthy
farmer. The girl left home the 11th inst,
and nothing was known of her whereabouts
until last Saturday evening, When her body
was received at the railroad station in
Dundee by express. The parents of the girl
have been notinea Dy an unsigned telegram
from Cleveland of her death. The funeral
was in progress yesterday when the Coro
ner interrupted the ceremonies and began
8300 nnd a Broken Arm.
Mansfield Valley, Pa, June 24.
Yesterday six men entered the store of a
French banana dealer, here and stole $200.
worth of goods. The victim's name
cannot be learned, but-eays he has a clew to
the perpetrators. ' The.STrenchman had his
arm broken and 'otherwise injured while
trying, to save his property.
A Collision at Sea
VtfTEYAKD .Haven, Mass., June 24.
Wreckage of the Victoria andBaytten Be?
public "are washing "ashore. Everything
points to a collision between the two vessels;
Serious Charges Against a FIttiton Han and
HI Wife Several Mysterious
Deaths In the Household
Canse a Coronlal In
vestigation to ,
ISPXCIAL TXLXGBAX TO THZ CWf ATCH.1
WlXKESBAEEE, Juno ,2i Edward
Glynn and his wife- residing at PIttston,
were arrested to-day' onr a serious charge.
About two mouths ago' Glynn's father, who
was insured for ?500, died suddenly. It was
given out th3t death was due to heart dis
ease. Two weeks later Glynn's mother also
died suddenly. Her life was insured too.
The neighbors now began to query, and
there was a strong suspiciop that the elder
Glynn did not die from natural causes. The
Coroner was asked to make an investigation
but the County Committee would not con
sent, and the matter was dropped.
About a month ago the husband of the
present Mrs. Glynn suddenly expired. He
was insured for slight sums. The widow
promptly married her present husband on j
June 1. Mrs. Mary Craighein, a relation
of Glynn's, living- ai Scranton, was invi
ted to visit the home of the Glynns in PItts
ton. She accepted the invitation, hut -had
only been the guest of her relative two days
when she was taken ill and died. Her life
was insured for 5500. The Coroner now
laid all the circumstances before District
Attorney Darte, who ordered an .investiga
tion of her stomach, at his own expense.
The contents ot Mrs. Craighein's stomach
were taken to Philadelphia, where they
were analyzed. Strong evidences of arsen
ical poison were discovered. Upon receipt
of the information the Glynns were arrested
The Coroner Is of the belief that Glynn
and his wife entered into a plan to poison
her relations and collect the insurance on
their lives. The fact is now brought out
that Glynn's home was burned down and
the insurance was collected. The feeling in
Pittston is very strong against Glynn and
BTJEKE MUST COME.
President Harrison Affixes His Signature to
the Extradition Papers Coughlln la
"Hot Ready for Trial A Clan-Nn-Gael
Washington, June 24. The papers In
the Burke case were made a special order at
the State Department, and a force of clerks
was set to work coppying the somewhat vol
uminous documents necessary in extradi
tion papers. The work was pushed ahead
so expeditiously that before 1 o'clock
all the documents were in proper legal
form and ready for the President's
signature. The President returned to the
White House from his trip to the seashore
about 7:30 o'clock, and soon after 8 o'clock
the papers were laid before him for his
signature. The President's autograph,
was almost immediately attached, as
everything was in readiness for
bim to do so. The requisition names De
tective Collins, of Chicago, who is now in
Winnipeg, as the man who is the author
ized representative of the United States to
convey the prisoner back to Illinois.
A Chicago dispatch says: When Wood
ruff, O'Sullivan and Coughlln were brought
before Judge Shepard to-day the two.former
were ready for trial, but the third wasn't
ready. This gave an excuse for
postponing the trial, the prosecu
tion not being ready yet. An order
was asked of Judge Shepard for all appli
cations for postal money orders, books of
receipts or registered letters or any other
information that may be needed from' the
Chicago postomce in relation to the investi
gation oi the parties who killed Cronin.
To-day's sensation in the Cronin case is
the story that two trials of Cronin
were held by the Clan-na-Gael one
in January, but .when it came
to a decision on the evidence one man
weakened. The committee was reorganized
without this man, and he learned of the
second trial after Cronin's disappearance,
and is said to have been the source of all in-'
A BLACK MAN SHOOTS.
Liquor Canse Trouble and a Colored Man
Brlnffa Down Fonr Hungarians.
Havebstbaw, N. Y., June 24. At
De Groat's buckyafd, yesterday, at Jones'
Point, a boat anchored in the stream to sell
liquor. To evade the license law it kept
100 feet from shore. The 30 Hungarian and
12 negro employes of the yard went to
and fro in boats. After the liquor began
to affect the two Hungarians threw a negro
into the river. Another negro drew a seven
shooter revolver and fired into the crowd.
One man was killed, one man fatally
wounded, one shot in the thigh and one in
the leg. Morton escaped. He .was from
Washington, D. C. The Sheriff to-day ar
rested three negroes and one white.
A HUBDEBESS. BDT INSAHE.
Mrs. Schoop Sent to the Norrlstown Asylum.
Instead oftho Gallows.
PnrXADEiiPHrA, June 24. Mrs. Whil
helmine Schoop, charged with acting as
accessory with her convicted husband, to
the murder of Anton Shilling, whose dis
membered body was placed in bags and hid
den by Schoop in Fairmount Park, on last
Christmas night, was to-day arraigned for
trial. A jury was impaneled and after- the
examination of the prisoner, physicians and
the prison agent, the jury rendered a verdict
that Mrs. Shcoop is of unsound mind.
Judge Wilson then committed the misera
able creature to the Eastern Hospital for
the Insane, at Norrlstown.
DEATH. AT MIDNIGHT.
An Exploding; Boiler Kills One Man
Injures Three A 873,000 Fire.
Yotjngstown, June 26. At midnight a
boiler in the brewery of George Benner, Jr.,
exploded, instantly .killing Charles Bichter,
the engineer, aged SO, and seriously injur
ing Carl Staltar, Michael Welsh and Thos.
Beynolds. The wrecked building'took fire
and at 1 o'clock the flames were beyond con
trol. The loss will be1 $75,000, which is cov
ered bv insurance.
Tbe Railroads Win. ,
New Castile, Pa., June 24 Judge
Hazen has decided not to dissolve the in
junction of the Pittsburg and Lake Erie
Railroad and the Western New York and
Philadelphia Railroad against the? city of
New Castle, and the city Is restrained from
interfering in any way with the tracks of
these roads. All the tracks torn up by the
city uave agaju ueeu piuceu ia pu&inuu.
Waiting for Death.
Fbeiiont, O., June 24. At midnight
the Hayes family have not retired, and some
are resting in chairs in the parlor. There is
no doubt that the family consider recovery
doubtful and are watching every symptom
and change in fear of the worst. President
and Mrs. Harrison sent telegrams of sym
A 8300,000 Fire la New York.
New Yobk, June 24. The Manhattan
Brass Company's establishment was de
stroyed by fire. Loss on tools and machin
ery, $160,000; on stock, $75,000; on building.
$75,000; An overheated furnace is suppose
to have been the' cause.'
Made by Forak&f Aroise Bad Feel
ings Among His Opponents.
THE FIELD UBITID: AGAIE3T HW.
It is Feared.1 That ah rTorainatlon for a
Third Term Will
BESULT IH A EBPUBLICAir DEFEAT.
Styled a rorater
The Republican hosts are gathering is
Columbus to attend: the State convention.
It is now Foraker against the field with the
chances against the latf erl The opposltioa
has united hut has not decided on a plan of
action. It is feared that Forakers nomina
tion for a third term may result in a Demo
cratic victory in Ohio this falL
rSrZCIAL TXLXOBAX TO THX DISPATCH.lv
Colttmbts, O., June 24. Nearly all tfca
delegates to ther Bepflblican State Conven
tion to-morrow have arrived. There is also
an unusual number of prominent Republi
cans, including Congressmen from all parts
of the State, on hand. The attendance
promises to be the largest 'which has
been seen- at a State convention in
Ohio for many years. The contest has been,
quite lively about the hotels all day, and
to-night there is general confusion, and
numerous claims are put forth on the part of
the leading candidates for Governor..
The one thing which is puzzling all the
candidates is the position of Gov-
ernor Foraker, and the fear that he
will allow his name to go before ,
the convention, and be renominated on.
the first ballot. Among the older Republicans
and those opposed to a third term, there is
some bitter feeling against Governor
Foraker. Even his friends express them
selves, in a great manyinsfances, as believ
ing it will be a mistake to nominate him.
A COMBINATION against foeaeeb.
The other candidates held a meeting to
night and endeavored to form a combina
tion against him, but the result of the con
ference has not been given out. It is stated
that the candidates found, when they hod com
pared notes, that the Governor had made tha
same special promises to each oi them, that
they were his special favorite for the nomi
nation, and that he would do all he could
for them. This has aroused some feeling.
Kennedy and Dawes seem to be leading
the. opposition to the Governor, yet
the other candidates think they are equally
strong. They flatter themselves that they
have done considerable in the way of turn
ing sentiment against the Governor to-day,
and that by to-morrow evening, or the next
morning, the Governor will be glad to get
out of the way and .positively announce so
to' the other candidates.
SOMEBODY 13 MISTAKEN.
The friends of Foraker, however, claim
that this is a mistake, and that their man
will be nominated on the first ballot, or on.
which ever ballot they may choose
to place his name before the
convention. The friends oi the
opposition candidates to the Governor are
moving only in the one atmosphere, and
they are more than likely mistaken in the
reversion of sentiment against the Governor,
as the best heads in the lobby think he will
be renominated without any trouble.
Congressman, W. C.Cooper "will beT the.
temporary chairman of the convention, and
he has prepared to make a long keynote
speech. Congressman McKinleywill pre
sent the name of General Asa Jones to the
convention, and Congressman Grosvenor
will perform a similar service for General
Congressman Morey came in to-night,and
thinks his chances are as good as any of the
other candidates in the field against tha
Governor. A. L. Conger, member of the
National Committee, gives it as his opinion
that the Governor will be nominated early
in tbe convention, and that there can be no
doubt about it. Men whose judgment is
good pronounce it a Foraker ratification
Mrs. Whltellns Prepared to Die an tho'
Gallows To-Day Her Last Thought
on Earth She Will Meet All
Friends la Heaves,
rsTXCtiX. TXXXOBAK TO THX DISPATCH. 1
Philadelphia, June 24. Mrs. Sarah
J. Whiteling, who will be hanged to-morrow
for poisoning her husbandand children,
will be moved at 6' o'clock in the morning
from the woman's side of Moyamensing
prison to the convict's side, and her last
hours will be spent literally at the foot of
the gallows. A Dispatcit reporter called
upon her to-day. She appeared perfectly
resigned to her fate. "I have made my
peace with God," she said, "and will soon
meet my dear husband and darling children
in heaven. Oh. yes; I am ready to die, and
can hardly wait for the hour to come."
Her lawyer, George W. Arundel, was in
the cell. "Bead that," she said, handing
him a piece of paper. "It contains my last
thoughts on earth." It was as followsr
.george w. arnndeL June 24, 1389.
dear friend, 1 write you a few lines so yon
can keepe them to think of me 1 hare gave all
the others friends a few-lines fore out of much
affliction and anguish of heart, 1 write unto
you with many tears, not that you should be
greyed, but that you might know the love
which i have more abundantly fore you. 1 will
plead fore you to my hevenly father Inyoure
behalf, as you did in mine, fore 1 would like to
meete you in heven, where we never nead to
parte again, good by and god bless you, now ,
and every more, from yonr sister in the lord,
Jesu3 Christ. Saeah J. 'WHrrELrNO.
On the back of the letter was written the
1 It is not death to die to leve this weary
road and midst brotherhood on high to beat
home with god.
2 It Is not death to close the eyes long
dimmed by tears, and" wake In glorious repose.
to spend eternal years.
3 It is not deth to- Tiear the wrencn that
sets us free from dungeon chain to breath the
air of boundless liberty.
4 It Is not death to fling aside this sinful
dust and rise on strong exulting wings to live
among tbe Just.
5 Jesns,'thou prince of life, thay chosen can
not die like thea they conqner In the strife to
reign with thee on high, my pen is so poor t
cannot write hardly a tall, good by and god
bless yon, every more and every more.
MBS. 8 Alt AH J. WIUTELlaG."
HE HAS II IN" HIB POCKET.
Wllllnm Walter Phelps Returns Front Ger
many With tho Samoan Treaty.
rSFXCIAL TZLEORAX TO TOT DISPATCH.!
Netv Yobk, June 24. William Walter
"Phelps, United States Commissioner to tha
Samoan Convention at Berlin, arrived oa
the steamship Fulda from Bremen to-night.
Mr. Phelps was courteous but not commu
nicative. He admitted that he had the text
of the Samoan treaty in his possession, but
refused to make its contents public. The
Commissioners, he said, had unanimously
agreed to keep the text of the treaty secret
until the three Governments interested were
prepared to divulge it. He admittedthai
some of the published accounts were nearlv
correct. Mr. Phelps went to Washlngtesr '
to-aigm sua, win aeuver ma ..copy a I we