Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, June 27, 1889, Image 1
;-rr?F? Tetrgjtrvjy f?J jWf??F" mf rp -i " 9- ANY ONE CAN MAKE MONEY Who has a good article to sell, and who adver tises" vigorously andllberany. Advertising is truly the life of trade. All enterprising and1 judicious advertisers succeed. WHAT DO YOU WANT? me 3fflt$mxa ' Y" li it Is anything in reason yon can obtain it -&- cheaply and quiclly by advertising in The 3? v -", Dispatch columns. Si' FORTY-FOURTH TEAR. LEAP Pit Freight Trains Collide on a Bridge je and Are Dashed to the Creek Below. OVER A SCORE ARE KILLED. jTany Eeturning Johnstown "Workmen Are Entombed 'in the Enin. CAUSE OF THE DISASTER A Heavy Fog Prevented the Signal From Being Seen Until it Was Forever Too Late. ONE OF THE RULES VIOLATED. The Flagman Was not the Eegnlar Specified Distance Prom the Train Which He Was Guarding. A LIST OP THE KILLED AND IXJUEED Another horror has been added to the Bummer's long list. During a fog one freight train dashed into another on the bridge at Latrobe. Thirty-eight cars were precipitated to the creek below and imme diately took fire. A number ot workmen returning from Johnstown were on board. Ten bodies have already been recovered and a number of injured rescued. A care ful estimate places the total number of the killed at about 25. "With a few exceptions the train crews escaped with slight hurts. "The flagman who should have warned the jt. - approaching train was not at the proper distance. FBOlf A 6TAFrCOBBESPOXDEXT.l Latbobe, June 26. The scene at the railroad bridge across Iioyalhanna creek at the west end of Latrobe reminds one of a section of Johnstown just after the flood. Thirty-eight cars are strewn along the right bank in one confused mass. In the creek the top of a locomotive is just visible, cov ered with ashes and intermixed with car trucks, tops of cars and wreckage of all kinds. The cause of all this destruction can best be told by a dispatch sent by Chief Train ilaster E. Pitcairn to Superintendent Bob ert Pitcairn, as follows: The accident was caused by engine 1,313 run Sing Into two cars on the main track, which were left standing there by shifter SOS while It was at work at the Latrobe Coal Company. Tbe Fireman Was Flacelnff. and went back about 400 or 500 yards, which was not the distance required by rule, but extra 1,313 was running at a very high rate of speed, and could not hare easily hare stopped. Approaching the block the engineer and 34 of the 38 cars of the west-bound freight went orer the bank with the two rear cars and the caboose of the train hauled by engine 1,318. The latter engine hauled 36 cars. The westbound freight was in charge ot Conductor Alfred Barnhart, Engineer Elmer mghtt at the Morgue. Caldwell and Fireman G. F. Frock. The bodies of the engineer and fireman have not yet been found, but the condnctor escaped uninjared j The rear brakeman of tbe east bound freight had his wrist broken. None others of the crew were injured. "When the accident happened there was a thick fog, sad it is not knownwhether the engineer of " . J" ( I , the westbound freight saw the signal at the tower or not. The operator in the tower said that the engineer whistled for the track and a clear track was given him to go ahead, and then the flagman of the Berry shifter flagged them. He was then only 300 yards from the cars on the main track. A notation of the Hole. According to rule the flagman should be 900 yards from the train he is guarding. The west-bound train rushed on with terrific speed, heeding nothing, and crashed into the cars left by the shifter. The east-bound freight thundered by, and the last two cars and the caboose were caught by the jam and whirled into the river. A car ,of lime was the last to go over, but it immediately took fire and the flames were added to the horror of the scene. The alarm was rung, and the local fire department was speedily rendering all the aid in its power. "With this force the flames were soon extinguished, but not before, as it afterward proved, many human beings had succumbed to their force. During the time the fire was raging most fiercely arms and legs could be seen protruding from the wreck, and this impelled the eager workers to fresh efforts. There are some who assert that cries for help were heard from the con fused mass, but the majority say that noth ing of the kind could possibly have been distinguished above the general din. The Grcnt Loss of Iilfo. Until Conductor Barnhart told his story, it was supposed by those on the ground that comparatively few lives had been lost in the disaster, it being thought that none but the ordinary train crews were on board. But this proved to be a sad mistake. The con ductor stated that about 45 men, who had been employed in Johnstown, had got on the train to go to Pittsburg. "When the train stopped at Deny, the condnctor ordered all of these men to get off, -and saw that they did so. But his back was no sooner turned than they again boarded the cars and concealed themselves. Mr. Barnhart said to The Dispatch cor respondent that he thought that it was en tirely probable that three-fourths of the whole number were on the train when the fatal collision and leap over the bridge occurred. As fast as the bodies were taken from the wreck they were taken to the undertaking establishment of -F. J. Stader and put in neat black coffins. The coffins were placed in a slanting position, and throngs passed in and out trying to identify the burned and charred remains. The Work In the Ruins. The debris of the wreck is being rapidly cleared away, although the bodies ot Engi neer Caldwell and George Fralick, the fire man, have not yet been reached. Eight or ten men have been out on the boiler of the 1- SCENE OF THE WBECK AND THE BELIEF TRAIN. engine trying to extract the body of a man whose heels stick npont of the water. The body is pinioned by the locomotive resting on it Another body has just been pulled out of the wreck, all burned beyond recogni tion. The following is ,the description and identification, where that has been possible, of the bodies recovered up to the present time. GEORGE COBGAL, aged 25, of Jersey City; on his person was found receipt tor dues to L O. G. T., signed by Allen Snyder. HUGH KELLY, Philadelphia; his father is a puddler at Lochiel Iron Works, Harrisburg. UNKNOWN MAN. about 35 years old, 5 feet 11 inches in height; weighs about 170 pounds; short black mustache and black hair. JOHN CRITCHLOW, of Homestead, agea about 35 years;a leg and arm were burned off. UNKNOWN MAN. dark hair, heavy mus tache, aged aBout 40 years, 5 feet i inches tall. UNKNOWN MAN, dark brown hair, smooth face, about 26 years old. UNKNOWN MAN, head almost burned off. CHARLES H, FURGESON. on inside of memorandum found in the pocket was tbe name of "Charles E. Harden Miller," North umberland county, Pennsylvania. MYERS MERHOOD, aged about 35 years. BENJAMIN EMERICH, supposed to be the f root brakeman, aged about 25 years; had a silver watch and revolver. They Escaped With Their Lives. The following persons were more or less injured in the wreck, and some of them seriously so: F. A. YEIS, laborer from Johnstown, of Brad dock, left arm broken near shoulder. JOHN CLEARY, laborer, of Pittsburg, crushed across the hips; he will recover. FATFIiANNIGAN, cut and bruised, but not seriously. P. FITZGIBBONS, of McKeesport, has a bad scalp wound, bnt not serious. PETER MANDRY, scalp wound and hurt In- ternally. He lived in Johnstown. The whole side of his skull was crushed in. JOHN MULLEN, of Philadelphia, scalp wound ana braised. LEWIS W1BEL, of Indiana, Pa., flesh wound above the left eye. JAMES M'CURDRY, Canadian, about 48 years old and married, hurt on hand and back. JOHN 11. MILLER, front brakeman of Con dnctor Barnhart's train, hurt on back and sprained wrist. PETER CAVANAUGH, a Homestead steel worker, was on freight going west; cut and bruised all over, but not serious. JOHN HOWARD, of Pittsburg, was bruised, but is not in danger. Everything indicates that about 25 peo ple in all have been killed.' At 10 o'clock to-night the work in the debris was practi cally suspended, but will be resumed in the morning. The water in the creek at the point where the accident occurred is about 12 feet deep and it is expected that 10 or 12 bodies are in the bottom of the creek held there by the wreckage. FlnEman Miller Gives HI Story. John H. Miller, a flagman on the freight, states that the proper signals were given when the position ot the shifter was discov ered, and Engineer Caldwellansweredbut the speed was too.higli. Four of the in jured ones, who were taken from one car, stated that 11 others were in the car, and in another box car, it is stated by one of the rescued, that there were 15 or 20 men. Shortly after work was suspended for the night The Dispatch correspondent again visited the scene of the nun and found a dozen street gamins searching the ruins for cigars and other -plunder, and as he ap proached the end of the bridge two men The Wrecking Train on the Way. sneaked away in the dark. A gang of rob bers was on hand before the fallen engine had hardly given its last puff. . Three of them were arrested by the authorities and the others told that life would be short for them if they did not skip. Allen. SIMON CAMERON DEAD. The Veteran Statesman Passes Array as Daylight Fades Oat of the Sky A Peaceful Death Ainid Kindred. rSFECLU. TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCH.I Mount Jor, Pa., June 26. General Simon Cameron died at his country place at Donegal Springs to-night about 8 o'clock. His end, as presaged in these dispatches, was quiet and peaceful. He passed away as one going into a deep sleep and quite without any struggle. His son-in-law, ex Attornev General "Wayne MacVeagh, his daughters, Mrs. MacVeagh and Mrs. Ham ilton, his grandsons, James Cameron and Simon B. Cameron, his granddaughter, Mrs. Wallas, and other members of his im, mediate household were with him. He was very low during the morning, bnt had a long and peaceful sleep later and woke apparently refreshed and bright. His t 4- breathing was regular and deeper than it had been, and ex-Congressman J. B. Packer, of Sunbury, who is married to one of his nieces, left for home this evening after hav ing spent some hours at Donegal in and about the sick room. SINKING AT SUNSET, He thought the veteran, though low in the morning, was much better late in the afternoon and he felt a strong hope that he wonld live for a dav or two more and that his life might eyen be prolonged until the arrival of Senator J. Donald Cameron, who sailed from Liverpool for home to-day. But the apparent revival was only the retnrn of false ostrength that so often precedes death. Jnst about 7 o'clock as the sun was going down over the fields, wet from a light rain, he suddenly began to sink. His phy sicians, who were with him all day, realized that the end was near at last. All the members of his household were summoned and gathered about his bedside. He did not again revive, and they saw him sink by degrees until about 8 o clock, as darkness closed, his breathing growing fainter and fainter, ceased, as Mr. MacVeagh expressed it, just as if the old statesman were a little child dying of some long and painless ill ness. Telegrams were sent to relatives and friends in various parts of the country and some messages of inquiry received the news as answers. The funeral will take place at Harrisburg, ou Saturday, at 1 o'clock. The burial will be in the cemetery there where Mrs. Cameron and the children who preceded their parents to the grave lie at rest. FASSrNO AWAY IN PEACE. Always slender, he is sadly worn after al most seven davs passed very nearly without food or drink, but his features were so strong and striking that he looks mnch like his old self even in death. It would have been a great boon to the dead statesman if he could have looked upon his absent son, Senator Cameron once, but almost at the end the expression of his eyes and coun tenance gave token of his gratification that he lay down to his last sleep in the midst of his own kindred. He appeared to be faintly conscious quite up to the last. The story of his illness and its incidents were told com pletely and accurately in the telegrams printed in The Dispatch. Any extended story now would of necessity.be in a large degree a resume of those dispatches. The General died, in his favorite sleeping cham ber large, old-fashioned room on the south side of his country house, which is three miles distant from this town. A dispatch from Harrisburg says the fnueral will not take place until Senator Cameron arrives. SALTATION SOLDIERS S0ATTEEED. London Police Will Not Permit Them to Ob struct the Streeti. London, June 26. A band of members of the Salvation Army was attacked and dispersed by the police this evening, while marching along tbe strand nn its way to Exeter Hall. The music il instruments car ried by the paradcrs were smashed and sev eral of the "soldiers" were injured A num ber of paradcrs were arrested. The police had previously warned tbe officers of the Salvation Army that they, woqld not be permitted to obstruct the streets. - ' , PITTSBURG. THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1889. THE ILL-FATED DAI Eminent Engineers Tell What They Know of Its Construction. COLONEL ROBERTS ON THE STAND 1 Attributes the Disaster to the Unprec edented Pall of Kain. JOHN G. PARKS SAW THE AWFUL BREAK And Describes it to the Jury, and Mr. Called the Dam Unsafe. Coffin Four important witnesses appeared yes terday at the inquest held by Coroner Evans, of Cambria, over the body of Mrs. Hite. Colonel T. P, Eoberts and John.G Parks, of Pittsburg, John Fulton, of Johns town, andJ. L. Coffin, of Moxham, give their views as to the condition of the dam. The unprecedented rainfall is one point strongly developed, causing an unprec edented rise of water. Mr. Coffin considers the dam was always a menace. FltOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT. J Johnstown, -June 26. At 7 o'clock this evening, in the old shed at the corner of Napoleon and South streets, which had been used as the postoffice and Kernville head quarters, Coroner Evans, of Cambria county, resumed the inquest over the body of Mrs. Lawrence Hite. This unfortunate lady was selected as a good subject to repre sent the victims of the flood. A lantern was placed on a center table, and the reporters gathered around the flickering light. One of the boys acted as clerk, for which he will receive $1 50 from the connty. , A store box was used as a witness stand, and from this perch, with their leet dang ling in the air, such dignified men as John Fulton, general manager of the Cam bria Iron "Works, and Colonel T. P. Eoberts, of Pittsburg, delivered their testimony. A small crowd of people made up the audi ence. Probably never before was a Coroner's inquest held in such a place or under euch circumstances. While the work of taking testimony was in progress, Generals Hast ings and "Wiley rode up on horseback, and paid their respects to the aged Coroner. Four witnesses were called, and the com plete testimony will be found below: The inquest was adjourned until Monday to give the jury an opportunity to seethe dam and take further evidence. Their leading questions were concerning the secur ity of the reservoir and whether hay had been used to close up leaks. LEAKS CLOSED WITH HAY. John Fulton was emphatic in his state ment that it had been, and he said he saw it put in in 1880. Colonel Roberts stated that hay was one of the best materials that could be used to stop leaks, and it usually lasted for some time. He found hay had been placed between the interstices. By reading the expert testimony offered one can easily see what caused the dam to break. Mr. Fulton produced a copy of 'Xhe Dispatch of June 17, 1889, aud read as his testimony .his report to the Cambria Irou Company about the condition of the dam in 1880,wha he made a thorough examination. HtT-c: marked that it was one of the things that had escaped the flood. John G. Parker, Jr., of Pittsburg, who saw the dam break, testified: I was at Conemaugh Lake when it broke. I found tbe lake oC surprising height on the morning of the flood, the waters being up over tbe roadway at the club house. 1 heard a roar ing at the head where the streams were com ing in. Found both streams boiling fall of water. Both streams are usually 30 feet wide and 18 inches deep. That morning the woods for 250 feet were covered with water from 50 to 60 feet deep. I walked up tbe streams for half a mile and found the branches of trees stripped off. COLONEL UNGEB AT "WOBK. I went down to the dam and f onnd Colonel Unger with 20 Italians digging a now waste weir through the original ground at the south end. The water was rising from eight to ten inches per hour. The water rose so rapidly that the new waste weir could not relieve it fast enough, although it cut its way down to solid rock. The water soon commenced to come over the dam, and at 1130 there was six to eight inches of water running over for a width of 75 feet. I was afraid the dam would go and rode down to South Fork and warned the people there and at Johnstown by telegraph of the danger. It was 12 o'clock when I got to South Fork. I then returned and the water had risen consid erably, running orer in some places eight to ten inches deep. It was cutting the outer face of tbe dam vertically and horizontally. Tbe riprap on the outer face 'retarded this washout nuite considerably, but as the volume Increased it was washed away. THE FATAL WORK. This wearing process continued from 1230 until 3 o'clock, cutting down the front of the dam. It continued until it had cut a hole ten feet wide and about three feet of the inner face of the dam, when it caved in, when the water rushed through this gap and cut both sides and bottom of the embankment, and kept on for 45 minutes until tho dam was drained. It broke between 2:15 and 3 o'clock. There were no trees or logs in the river to retard tho water. The waste weir was 100 feet wide and from 11 to 12 feet deep. Tbe waste weir was cut through solid rock around one side of the dam. I never expressed my opinion about safety of tbe dam. The dam was perfectly able to withstand tho pressure of the water, but it ran orer and washed it out. It was an extraordinary flood. Colonel T. P. Roberts, of Alleghany, was called, and testified as follows: I visited the dam fortne first time on tho 14th of this month. I didn't take any instruments with me except the band level and tape line. The dam from the foundations up Is nearly 75 feet high. It has recently been holding a depth of 62 feet of vator at the lower end and then there appeared to be about 5 feet of de posit below this level. The top width of tbe dam is from 19 to 20 feet: the base was nearly 300 feet at the base. The material in the dam looking toward the northeast end appears to be of decomposed clay in layers, and that seems to be carried up to the upper edge of the road and then carried down to tbe lower edge. This part seemed to be of good work. The lower half had a larger proportion of earth, and a very heavy riprap of stone on the lower slope, designed moro for weight and support for the upper half. Tbe appearance of the opposite side ot tbe dam is quite different. This seems to be earth, fallen down since the washout, so you can't see so well tbe arrangement of the upper slope. I didn't test with rods, but in trying to push a stick in I found the material very compact. WOBK OF THE WATEBS. "The top of the dam was nearly level. I could see evidences of an overflow on the south end. These marks indicated a rise of seven feef and about one inch above the ordinary summer lake. I think this was the level of the water when the dam broke. No earthen dam will stand an overflow of any quantity ot water. There were evidences that tbe water had run over tbe top. A great many earthen reservoirs have been built and are in use, but they are always designed with an outlet at the end of sufficient capacity to discharge flood waters. The overflow was the cause of tbe breaking of the dam, but even if tbe old pipes had been in I think they would have added very little to the security ot the dam In this case. ' '1 think this: If that dam had been built as well as the portion remaining it would hare gone out anyhow. A rock dam would be only advisable where it had solid rock in tbe foun dation and on the sides, bnt if any portion of the masonry rested against earth the tendency to leak would he along the line, and unless a dam is made of solid rock in tront and ou the skies, I nould adrise an earthen dam, hut pro vided with waste wlers. 1 think the cause of the trouble was water leaking along tbe old culvert, developing a leak, and the dam fell in. I think the breaking Of the dam added tremen dously to tbe extent of tho flood, or, rather, contributed to It. I thlLk had it broken in the Summer tune it would have done very little damage. The Conemaugh was in AN UNPRECEDENTED FLOOD at South Fork that morning, overflowing its banks and filling the streets of Johnstown sev eral leet; The water was moving at the rate of six miles an hour. The two bonds in the river had tbe tendency ot checking the water, and the water would pile up. It would give a great er volume in Kernville. The viaduct acted as a dam, and tbe water rose about 120 feet, and when it broke it made aware nearer Johns town and much higher than tbe original ware. The greater portion of the water went around the bend at Mineral Point The time of the flood ware from the reservoir to Johnstown ap- Eears to have been one hour, and the distance y the meanderings of tbe stream probably 12 miles. "I spoke about estimating tbeprecedingflood at six miles an hour, and then the flood wave came twice as fast. This would act like a broom pushing everything before it, whereas if the river had Deen low the ware would have diminished in heichtat anr noint. It is the only flood I ever saw that maintained ad aver age height coming from head waters. The area of the lake I was unable to ascertain. I be lieve it was about 500 acres. I think the depth wonld average about 30 feet; 406,000,000 cubic feet was the capacity of the old dam. The water weighs the same no matter how far it runs back. The pressure is according to the depth. PROTECTION FBOM WIND ONLY. ' The loose stone on the upper slope is designed so'iely to prevent a washing by tho wind and don't add any strength. I don't know the area of the valley above tbe dam. I believe it is 420 square miles. I understand that there is evi dence showing that the water at the dam rose at the rate often inches an hour. Engineers designing waste wiers, generally prorfde for fire inches of rain in 24 hours. That is an ex cessive water fall. I don't think that we ever bad it at Pittsburg. I think that is about the amount the engineers calculated for at this place." John Coffin, a mechanical engineer of 12 years standing, from Moxham, affirmed that he was a member of the American"- Society of Mechanical Engineers. His testimony follows: He examined the Bouth Fork dam since May 31, and found the part left to be of fair, good construction. He did not measure the slopes, but he thought they were about 2 to Ion the inner slope ana ift to i on we outer. iue top was about 20 feet wide, and these dimensions approached too near the danger hue. With these dimensions there would be danger it tho dam was of good construction. The danger arises from water working through. He re ferred to the Mississippi levees as sometimes breaking. The waste weir in the South Fork dam was obstructed by timbers placed across it, set corner-wise and having spikes on their upper corners. There was also eridence of stone placed under the timber, and it may be that thi3 stone work was intended to slightly raise the level of tbe water in tho reservoir. There were no means of drawing off tho water in case of weakness. This Is not safe engineer ing. 1 consider this the most hazardous leature of the construction. Gravelly clay is the best material to use in earthen dams. TO MAKE A SAFE DAM. Gravel may be used with safety if there is enongh clay mixed with it. The standing work of the dam seems to be constructed of clay, intermixed with gravel. There was no central puddle wall. The central part which was washed away seems, from the character of the drift below, to haro contained a large amount of stones and shale, which 'is consid ered Terr poor material for earthen dams. The Bpring Valley "Water Company dam, in Cali fornia, is 90 feet high, with central puddle wall. The South Fork dam, constructed throughout like the standing portion, with waste wier kept perfectly clear, with ample discharge gates, and under the constant super vision of a competent engineer, I would con sider safe as long as it was used to furnish water o a great public highway, but, as re constructed, I certainly would not consider it a sife structure. In 1S82 1 visited the South Fork dam and noticed considerable leaking at its central portion. A leaking earthen dam is never safe. But eren if tbe dam was thorough ly constructed without, I would not consider it safe when thousands of lires depended on its security and when the only reason for its ex istence was for the pleasure of a few men. Anything added to it adds strength somewhat, but without a careful examination ot the bottom and sides, it would be impossible to say that a etone wall could be properly constructed- to-add 'nanch'to. Its security "unless made massive beyond all precedent. ISRAEL. THE MILLIONS LOST. Assessor Rose Gives an Estimate 50 Now Business Places Next Week Bird Houses From Chicago Ridi culed Cambria In- spected. IFEOM A STAFF COHBESrONDENT.3 Johnstown, June 26. The assessed value of property in Johnstown alone, ac cording to the books, is $1,262,270, and Mr. J. M. Bose, Esq., who was the Assessor of the city for four years, says this amount must be multiplied from 8 to 12 times to get at the real value of the property. He esti mates the actual valuation of Johnstown at $12,000,000. He states further that it cost 53,000,000 to build the works atWoodvale outside the houses there. He places the loss of property by the flood in the region at more than $30,000,000. though he admits it is a most difficult matter to make a correct estimate. Master Carpenter Hughes expects to hare the 50 business houses ready for occupancy next week. There have been 670 applica tions for houses. Twenty-four ot the Chi cago dog kennels have arrived. As many fnn,il ct wn A tilllarl M ,! a 4ti.ni lint tnh.n they saw the bird houses only eight accepted them. The committee was misled and they realize it. LITTLE HOUSE3 FOB BIG FAMILIES, They understood the houses would contain four rooms, three of which would be furnished and the blanks were so filled ont. Most of the families number from eight to twelve, and it is impossible to put half of them In the shanties. The larger houses are minus the roof and by the time they are shingled and put together the cost is $220. The smaller ones will average $150. Master Carpenter Hughes told General Hastings that for the money paid for the portable frauds he could build respectable houses of two stories containing four rooms, and thev xcould be constructed before the Chicago hovels arrive. General Hastings thinks the houses are not what they should be and be telegraphed Governor Beaver to that effect. "When the parts of the houses are fastened togethpr thejvindows have to be sawed out. The carpenters are mad, and the egg shells have become a laughing stock. Two hundred of these houses were ordered by Governor Beaver and 100 by the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce. The finance committee met this afternoon and recommended to the Governor that the 300 portable houses be hurried up and no more be ordered. They suggest that the fnnds for this purpose be used in building FOUB-BOOMED HOUSES. The Chicago firm hasn't the houses on hand, and they are making them as fast as they ean. Meanwhile the people are suffer ing and good houses could be built in a short time. The people cannot use the houses, and that settles it. The directors of the Cambria Iron Com pany inspected the works to-day. They stopped at Cresson last night and held a meeting there to-day. The two sites for the location of the Gau tier works are held under advisement. The ooS is on the Bishop tract, near Sheridan station; the other is the old site iu Conemaugh. The impression is strong that the works will be rebuilt at Conemaugh. The directors in the party areE. Y. Townsend-President; C. S.Wertz, B. F. Kennedy, B. F. "Wood, J, M. Bacon, Young Drexell.PaulStackhouse and Joseph "Wharton, a heavy stockholder. The Shaking Up of Trust Stocks. rBFZCIAI. TELEOBAM TO TILS SISrATCB.1 New York, June 26. "Wall street con tinued to-day to talk about the( movement in trust securities. It was evident to some that somebody had been landed by the sugar certificates. They still whizzed and shot about in a violent way, one moment being 117 and the next 113. The closing figures were 1l6y, Xead Trust was banged down seven-eights per cent and had another lively day. s , A FOUR-TIME WINNER Joseph Benson Forater la Once Moro Placed in the Field AS A CANDIDATE FOR G0VEKN0B. JThe Nomination Made on the Second Ballot After a Straggle. SOME EXCEEDINGLY EXCITING SCENES. tampson Gets the Place, and the Balance Was Filled in Short Order. For the fourth consecutive time the Re publicans of Ohie have placed J. B. Foraker in nomination for Governor. This result was not attained without a struggle, but the opposition proved to be no match for tbe tactics of his friends. The nomination was ratified by acclamation, although there were a Dumber of dissenting voices. Foraker made a speech of acceptance, Intimating that he would not be a candidate for Sena tor. Columbus, June 26. It was Foraker against the field, and the field lost The opponents of the Governor developed a great deal of strength, but it was largely unorganized, and failed to withstand the pressure brought against it. The conven tion was called to order at 10:10, with mnch confusion prevailing over an effort to get the delegates seated. The first demonstra tion was when Major McKinley entered the hall. The temporary organization of the con- vention was made permanent, and Chair man Conger returned brief thanks for the honor. General C. H. Grosvenor, Chair man of the Committee on Besolutions, read the report, as already sent to The Dis patch. The report was signed by the whole committee, and the reading was re ceived with mnch applause. The platform was unanimously adopted. Nominations being in order, Senator Kerr, of Mansfield, "took the stage and of fered the name'torU. E. Lampson, of Ash tabula, in an eloquent speech. Colonel Bob Neyin, of Dayton, captured the con vention in a strong speech placing the name of Congressman E. L. Morey. His speech was a scathing arraignment of the Democ racy of the Miami Valley and eulogistic of his candidate. PLENTY OF FAVOBITE3. The call of the roll of connties for the fresentation of candidates proceeded slowly, n addition to the nominating speeches, each candidate was favored with three or four seconds, all of whom took the full time alloted them. The following names were offered: Colonel J. B. Neil, of Franklin county; Captain Wilson Vance, of Haqcock county; General B. P. Kennedy, of Logan county, and General Asa Jones, of Mahon ing connty. B. H. Cox, of Hamilton, created some what of a sensation in the convention by seconding the nomination of General Ken nedy. He claimed that a good per cent of the delegates from that county were for Kennedy and that he was the strongest man before the people. He was hooted and dis couraged by the other members of that dele gation, all of whom have quietly posed as the special advocates of Governor Foraker. Congressman McKinley received an ovation as he came to the stage to present the name of General Jones. The names of Judge O'Neall. of Lebanon, and General Dawes, ot Marietta, completed the list of regnlar candidates for the nom ination. General C. H. Grosvenor offered the name of Dawes in a pointed speech. It was 'learned that the friends of Governor Foraker had determined to not formally present the name of their candidate but will begin at once to vote for him when the roll is called. THE FIEST BALLOT. A call of the roll on nomination for Gov-, ernor was ordered and the convention fonnd itself in great cojfnsion. The first four counties showed a majority of the votes cast in each to be for Foraker. The first ballot resulted as follows: Foraker, 207; Kennedy, 127; Dawes, 96; Morey, 47; Jones, 96; O'Neall, 59; Lampson, 89; Vance, 45; Neil, 37; Gibson, 23; General Bushnell, 1. There were 827 votes cast. At the conclusion of the ballot an effort was made to take a recess, bnt this was howled down by the Foraker delegates and a second baliot'was ordered. Kennedy had quite a number of accessions and his friends became enthusiastio before the call was half through. Foraker lost in some counties and gained slightly in others. It was known before tbe call concluded that Foraker had gained probably less than 30 over the first ballot. "When the additions were being made Adams county asked to change her vote and cast the whole number (7) for Foraker. The Chair ruled that no changes could.be made until the additions had been made and then changes would be allowed. THE PLACE FOB WORK. This was the point at which the friends of Foraker had set to do the work. The dele gates were all on their feet and the opposi tion to Foraker joined in the din and en deavored to stem the tide. The changes were finally begun, and Adams, Koss.Lucas and others came to Foraker solid. The ma chinery of the convention was so arranged that the Secretary only recognized the coun ties which wished to change to Foraker. Everything was going in a swimming manner for Foraker when Columbiana county secured recognition and cast IS votes for Kennedy. This brought a new element of confusion into the convention, and it was a contest as to which could make the more noise. The Chair refused to proceed with business until order had been restored. This being partially secured, the changes con tinued in the directiotrof Foraker. Hamilton. Cuyahoga, Lucas, Montgom ery, Ashtabula and other large counties changed their voter to Foraker solid. The delegations which desired to change rushed in the directiqn of the stage, and, as nothing could be heard, several delegations' votes were handed up on paper. Alter it became apparent that Foraker had a majority of the votes at the convention the friends of several of the other candidates, tried to make w .. ,ior Joseph i.uiiin Foraker. motions to make the nomina mation and unanimous. NOT EXACTLY UNAN: The Chairman, securing partial orwvv, asked if it was the desire of all the othV'o. partial oniSf'Sp candidates mat J: oraser snoma De aeuareiri'&.-KsVii,,,, p.i -,, -a , a nominee by acclamation. This met with a Nlan-ifa-Gael, Arrested for mixed chorus of "Yes" and "No," giving XAW evidence of considerable feelin?. Finally I XfV! . feeline. Finally about all tbe candidates were withdrawn, and on motions by Congressmen McKinley, Grosvenor, Thompson and others,who were mixed up in the rush of recognition, For aker was declared the nominee of the con vention amid the greatest confusion. The Chair announced they were unable to tell exactly how many votes the Governor had received, but it was about 600. The band struck up "Kally Bound the Flag," and the convention joined in a general jollification, which lasted for some time. General Grosvenor. McKinley and Mayor Gardner, of Cleveland, were appointed a committee to bring Foraker before the con vention. After a considerable wait by the conven tion the committee presented Governor For aker to the convention amid wild demon strations. "When quiet was restored Foraker proceeded to speak in a careful and measured tone. He said that the Repub licans of the State had again nominated him for Governor, and he was there to ac cept the trust. It was, he said, not ot his own seeking, in fact his plans and aspira tions were all in anotheb direction. A party which had heaped honors upon him, he felt, regardless of his wishes, had the right to call him to duty in any ca pacity at any time. He believed he under stood what this call to duty meant; it meant that he was to be a candidate for Governor and that alone. This last expression was received with much favor. The Governor said he thought he knew what the nomina tion meant, as he had been there and nndet stood something about the work. The balance of the speech was devoted to State and national questions, during which he aroused much enthusiasm. After Governor Foraker had completed his speech there were loud calls for McKin ley and General Grosvenor. The latter came to the Iront first and pledged himself to the support-of the ticket, ana said it was the duty of all to take hold and win a vic tory in November. Major McKinley was still more brief iu his remarks, but urged upon all their duty and the support of tbe ticket FOB SECOND PLACE. The name of F. L. Lampson, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and who had made the canvass for Governor, was placed in nomination for Lieutenant Governor by Senator Kerr, of Richland county. There was an evident desire in the convention that no other name be offered, as it was pretty generally understood, and had been so rep resented, that tbe Governor preferred Lamp son for a running mate. S. A. Conrad, of Stark, was also offered as a candidate. Private J. M. Dalzell, ot Noble county, was presented for the honor, but before the call of the roll for the ballot had progressed far the names of Dalzell and Conrad were withdrawn and Lampson nom inated by acclamation. The balance of the ticket was filled by nomination of the pres ent officers. A large number of delegates had left the city as soon as the head ot the ticket was disposed of and the balance of the work claimed but little interest A rote of thanks was tendered to the Chair man and Secretary of the convention. About all the defeated candidates and the delegates left the city on the late trains. A majority of the Bepublicans seem well sat isfied with the day's work, and where form erly some feeling existed, there were expres sions that they would go in to win. A EICH BEWABD. William Walter Phelps Appointed minister to Germany His Commission Pre sented to Ulin Personally by tbe President. (SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. Washington June 26. Mr. William Walter Phelps, accompanied by Secretary Blaine, visited the White House to-day. After the usual greetings the President pre sented a formal document to Mr. Phelps with the remark, "This is your reward." The reward proved to be an appointment as u mted states Minister to uermany. Mr. Phelps was highly gratified both with the appointment and the manner of it3 presentation, and so expressed himself to the President Going over to the Depart ment of State, his commission was immedi- ately made out, and he qualified as United States Minister to Germany. Mr. Phelps will not proceed to his new post for some time, but feeling that he has earned a rest and needing time for the adjustment ot his private business, will co to his home in New Jersey in a day or two. Mr. Phelps was born in New Ybrk City on August 24, 1839. He graduated from Yale and afterward secured the valedictory at the Columbia Law School, 1863. Enter ing active practice he became counsel for a number of railroad and other large corpora tians before he was 30 years old. Governor Bcuben E. Fentou offered him a Judgeship, which he declined, and in 1869 the death of his father compelled him to retire from practice and give his time to the manage ment of the large estates and the trusts con nected with it. In 1872 he was elected to Congress from the district in New Jersey in which his country house is located. He continued through the Forty-eighth, Fortjr ninth and Fiftieth Congress. In 1881 Presi dent Garfield sent him as United States Minister to Austria. Mr. Phelps has just returned from Germany, where he repre sented the "United States on the. Samoan Commission. A GIGANTIC FAILUEE. The Enreka Improvement Company of St. Paal Assigns. St. Paul, June 26. One of the greatest failures in the history of the Northwest oc curred to-day, the Eureka Improvement Company, of this city, making on as signment, with liabilities between $700,000 and $1,000,000. The assets have not been estimated. Most of the outside-creditors are. in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and New York. The com- Sany was engaged in land deals and an elec io motor enterprise. Mrs. Harrison to Attend the Fnnernl. Cape May, N. J., June 26. Mrs. Har rison, expresses herself as pained at the death of Mrs. Hayes. Inquiry at the Wanamsker cottage this evening elicited the reply that it was probable that she would attend the funeral, although much depended upon whether -the President should himself decide tq go. ZZ William Waller Phelp). THREE CENTS rfenMOHE MORE SUSPECT. 'ominent Member of Camp Hoi TflF 3DBE CR05IH. V His Place of Confinement Ea3 Been Kept a Clo3e Secret. HE MAI HATE BECOME AN INP0BMZB. The Colls Are Tightening Around Boike, the Prisoner atwtnnipee. One more arrest has been made is con nection with the Cronin tragedy. Lawyer Beggs, a prominent member of Camp 20, Clan-na-Gaei, is now in custody. He was taken before the grand jury yesterday, but his evidence was not satisfactory. Burke has been remanded to await the arrival of extradition papers. CniCAOO, June 26. John F. Beggs, Senior Guardian of Camp 20, Clan-na-Gael, 13 under arrest The police have kept the arrest a secret, and to-night refused to tell -where Beggs was immured. Beggs' arrival at the grand jury room to-day in a police patrol wagon was the first intimation that he had been taken into custody. The prisoner is a well-to-do lawyer and has had some prominence as a politician. He was certainly at liberty last evening. The impression gained ground that he was arrested late at night on orders from State's Attorney Longenecker, whose theory that a committee of Camp 20 tried and condemned Dr. Cronin as a spy has become the princi pal phase of the investigation. It was thought that he was taken from his home to the Warren avenue police sta- tion, in the extreme western part of the city, and Kept there until to-day, when he was brought before the grand jury. AN UNSATISFACTOBY WITNESS. The indications were that Beggs' replies to interrogatories in the grand jury room did not throw any light on the theory that Camp 20 "removed" Dr. Cronin as a spy. When the Senior guardian came out of the jury room he was quickly taken off again in the patrol wagon under guard. Chief Hubbard to-night, when importnned by newspaper men who desired to inter view the prisoner, said Beggs did not wish to be seen. On this foundation, rumors spread that Beggs was the Camp 20 in former, whom the authorities have inti mated they were in communication with. The idea that Beggs had turned informer was not, however, credited to any wide extent Dr. J. P. Cass testified that he had a fast horse which Dan Coughlin and Burke, shortly before the murder, tried to hire for all night service. He insisted that they put up $400 guaranty, but this was refused, and the men departed in anything bnt a good humor. Dr. Cas3 identified a picture of Burke as Coughlin's companion. Patrick O'Brien, a saloon keeper; J. B. Bell, of the Western Union, and representatives of the Postal Telegraph Company were also called a3 witnesses. PLACED on the stand. Dennis O'Connor, of Camp 20, was a wit ness in whom great interest Vas taken. He is a commission merchant and treasurer of all funds raised in Chicago. Patrick O'Brien,, a tall, .fine-looking man, reputed to be Senior Guardian of the Twenty-second street camp, was also a notable figure. Thomas Murphr, Treasurer of Camp 20, and father of the young lady who thought she saw Dr. Cronin down town several hours after his disappearance, was examined during the afternoon. Thepolice of this city have secured a clew to the whereabouts ot the man to whom Martin Burke sent a dispatch from Winni peg. It was addressed to Bhyneton, Hancock, Mich. The assertion is made that the man is well known there, and that ha has left the place, but that the police are on his track and expect to arrest him soon, It is further given as a rumor that a large number ot letters written by Detective Coughlin now nnder a secret to parties la Hancock, have fallen into police hands. It has been discovered that on May 14, while Martin Burke was in Joliet, 111., a man named PatricK Cooney sent him from this city a money order for $10. It i3 sup posed that this 13 the same Patrick Cooney lor whom the police are looking. At Winnipeg to-day Burke was again re manded to await the arrival of the extradi tion papers, which are now on the way. A BELI0 OF 1873. An Iron Firm That Became Involved In tho Panic of That Year Compelled at Last to Assign More Than $100,000 of Debts. SrZCtAI. TELXOBAX TO TIDE DISFATCS. Philadelphia, June 26. John T. Bob bins and Henry F. Hall, trading as T. Bob bins & Son, manufacturers of pig iron, plates, skelp, bands and bar iron, at Beach and Vienna streets, made an assignment to day for the benefit of their creditors. Their liabilities are estimated at $114,800, while the assets are but 547,600. The firm's fail ure is attributed by Its counsel, John Spar hawk, Jr., to the great depression in the iron trade at present. Edward H. Wilson, of the iron commission firm of E. H. Wil son & Co., Walnut street, below Fourth, to whom Bobbins & Son are Indebted to the extent of about $10,000, is the assignee. A meeting ot all creditors will be held Monday afternoon at3 o'clock in Lawyer Sparhawk's office. Fourth and Chestnut streets, w natever tne credit ors desire the firm to do will be done, bnt as yet it is not known whether the business will be continued as before the failure. The business was first established by Steven Bobbins in 1857, and several years afterward his son John T. Bobbins was taken into the firm. During the panio of 1873 the affairs of the firm became badly involved and John. Bobbins, a brother of Stephen, was called upon to heal the breach. He advanced the firm (170,000, and with this assistance it was enabled to show a clean record. Eighteen months ago Stephen Bobbins died and Henry F. Hall was admitted as a partner, but the business was continued under tbe old name. Eight years ago John Bobbins, who had loaned the firm so much money, died, and the estate made a claim for the indebtedness. Bobbins & Son had been all along attempt ing to get rid ot this loadstone, but trade was not in the right condition to warrant it; but recently they executed a mortgage on their plant for 550,000 in favor ef the-estate, which released them from the balance of the debt. To-day the Kensington National Bank, which has loaned the firm $14,800, issued execution on a judgment note for that amount, payable on demand. This is the only judgment which has or will be con fessed. Besides this amount the firm's lia bilities are believed to be about $100,000. No Cause for it Killing;. Helena, Abe., June 26. Thomas Crosby, who killed Constable J. W. Gregory in Phillips county last week, has been committed to jail without bail by the examining Justice to await the ac tion ot the errand iurv. which sits in No vember. There was no cause for the kill- ine. it appeared, other than the receipt. I Crosby of a mysterious White Cap waralng.f OF DR. M m j L. 'V'