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Advice to Summer Tourists.
Don't fail to notify The Dispatch office
of your chance of location, and jour paper
will be forwarded to yon without extra charge.
Boodle in Big Blocks Ready to
Bet on Boston's Big Boy
INTEREST AT FEVER HEAT.
Kilrain's Backers Accused ot Try
ing to Queer the Fight.
MAKING IT LOOK LIEE A HIPPODROME.
A Collision Between the Friends of the Prin
cipals bnlllvaa'a Backers Fear the Op
position la Trying to Defy the Daw so
Openly as Co Compel the Officials to Fat
n Stop to the Fight Charier Johnson
Offers to Huts the Mill Come Off With
ent Spectators, nnd Even Without a
Kefrree Big Money on Sullivan nnd
Few Takers for Small Sams Found, at
Odds of 3 to 1 BInscots and Good
Wishes Follow the Boston Boy's Train
A Qnlet Arrlrnl In New Orleans Kllraln
Sup. Over Night In Cincinnati.
'Warm as Is the Interest in the approach
lag Sullivan-Kilrain fight, in New Orleans,
it threatens to become red-hot before Mon
day. Sullivan's friends think Kilrain's
backers are anxious to have the law put a
stop to the fight, and offer to do away with
spectators and even with a referee, just to
cettle the matter. Sullivan is still the
favorite, money on him being offered at 2 to
1 and no takers for large sums.
rsrxciAi. txxxckau to tux dispatch.!
New Obleans, July 4. Interest in the
approaching fight between John L. Sullivan
and Jake Kilrain is at fever heat in this
city, and it promises to be still warmer be
fore Monday, when they must meet, accord
ing tc the articles of agreement, within 200
miles of New Orleans, and decide the ques
tion of superiority. Both sides have bitter
supporters and hot words have been passed,
but so far the money, which shows the cur
rent ot public sentiment, has been greatly in
favor ot Sullivan.
What threatened to be a free fight came
very near taking place in Bud Benaud's
office this afternoon. When the Sullivan
party were crossing the Pearl river, just
below the station of that name, about 60
miles from New Orleans, the attention of
everybody was attracted by
A Doge Bine Poster
placed prominently on the wall of the small
station, announcing: "Grand prize fight for
the championship of the world, between
Jake Kilrain and John L. Sullivan."
ChsrkJihn'on and "Jin Vciely became
pale with rage, which was unbounded when
they reached the Crescent City and found
the posters, which bore the name of the New
Tork printer, who is known to be putting
up money for Kilrain, displayed every
where. Johnson and Wakely set out in search of
frank Stevenson, after they had seen Sulli
van safely housed at 33 Earn part street, the
cozy home of John Duffy, abrother of Patsy
Duffy, who will be remembered as the
Southerner who was going to let daylight
through Fred May, in a Broadway resort,
one evening a year or so ago, because he
said that he had a mind to invite Mrs.
Langtry to take dinner with him at Del
mouico's. Tbey found Kilrain's represen
tative in Benaud's office, at Carondelet
street, and there was
No Mincing of Words.
"What in do you mean?" was John
eon's salutation. "Do you want your man
to fight, or are you merely advertising him
and his backer?"
"What do you mean?" was Stevenson's
reply, in a rising voice,
"Yes, what do you man?" continued
Johnson. "You had every opportunity to
have this fight come off peaceably. You
had the best and most lenient Governor In
the United States to deal with, the police
were friendly to you, and, it, here you
go and openly defy tbem by issuing a lot of
posters for a prize fight, which is in itself a
breach of the peace. You don't want to
fight, anu you're trying to smooth a way to
get out of it. In getting your printing
done in New York you slap in the face
every printer in Louisiana."
Snlllvau's Friends Mean Fight.
"Our man will be here, and he will
fight," was Stevenson's response.
"Now, to show that we are sporting
men," continued Johnson, "we will
do away with the gate money.
We will take a dozen men on
each side, and a special train, for which we
will pay, and we will go where we can have
it out for $10,000 a side, with or without a
referee. "We will accept anybody that is
known at all, or we will fight with nobody
acting in that capacity."
"We mean to fight, and everything is all
right," replied Stevenson.
"For my part," said Bud Benaud, "I
shall do everything in my power to have
the fight decided on the date agreed upon."
Visitors poured into the city to-day from
all quarters. Newspaper men are getting as
thick as bees here, and the prize ring
promises to be crowded. There is room for
30 persons there, while the number of appli
cations already runs up in the hundreds,
every newspaper in the country having a
correspondent here, and the managers are
Having a Hard Time of It,
deciding what papers are entitled to the
consideration of a reserved seat. The editor
of one of tnt IomI parish papers, which is
honored by the title of official organ to the
Governor, wrote to-day for a pass to the
ring, remarking: "We demand it as our
right, and want it by return mail."
Messrs. Bemud, Puffy, Stevenson and
Barnett, the mysterious four who have
charge of all the arrangements for the fight
here, were absent at the ring all day to-day,
putting some finishing touches on it. Not
withstanding the pretenses of non-preparation,
it is generally believed that everything
will be found in perfect order by Monday.
It is known for certain that the Western
Union sent oat its agents to-day and im
proved the telegraphic facilities between the
ring and New Orleans.
Solllraa Ptlll a Big Favorltr.
Sullivan is a great favorite is the betting.
In fact, it is very difficult to place any
money except at 2 to 1 on the Boston bov,
and not many persons care to do that. In
the St. Charles Turf Exchange this evening
the proprietor, after vainly endeavoring to
sell a pool on the fight, offered to bet 1,000
to SGOO that Sullivan would win. This
found no takers, and he met with the same
success when he offered to bet $600 to $1,000
that Kilrain would win.
Captain Bat Galvin, ex-Chief of Police of
New Orleans, tried to put $1,800 on Sulli
van to-day, but after peddling out $800 of it,
against $400, in $100 lots, he became dis
gusted. The Young Men's Gymnastic Club
is a rich organization, owning $100,000 prop
erty. They are for Sullivan to a man, and
want the Southern Athletic Club men to
come to the front and show the color of their
OLARINDA, THE COOK.
Impressed With Salllrnn'sFame, Sbo Exerts
Herself to Flense III. Palate Pre
sented With a Mascot by an
tSPXCIXI. TXLXattAK TO TUX SISPATCa.1
New Orleans, July 4. While the
Sullivan train was waiting at Chattanooga
last night, where the "big fellow" refused
to leave the car, or rather, Muldoon refused
to permit him to mingle with the crowd on
the platform, there was a great crush to get
a look at Sullivan, and the whites and blacks
jostled each other in their endeavor
to get near the windows. Muldoon made
his way to the kitchen of the railroad res
taurant, and picking out three of the
plumpest chickens in the larder, bad a
buxom colored woman ot thirty prepare
them, remarking: "They're for John I
Sullivan, and he is quite a gourmet."
Bribing the Cook,
When Clarinda learned that the great
slugger would test the products of her skill,
she said: "I'd like to see John L."
Muldoon promised that if the chickens
were ready in the 20 minutes allotted for
supper by the schedule he would take her
aboard the Lucia di Lammermoor and pre
sent her to the man who is causing the Gov
ernors of three States to issue proclamations
almost daily. True to his word, the dusky
queen of the kitchen was taken
aboard, Muldoon pushing his way
through the throng with one ot his
broad shoulders, the girl following close on
his heels. She was in the presence of the
champion in a moment, and after shaking
hands with him, asked if she might feel his
muscle. John clenched his right hand, and
bending tho arm, the wondering maid tried
to pinch the 16-inch bleep presented for her
inspection. "I'se mighty sorry foh dat man
Kilrain, so I is," she said.
While Sullivan was picking the bones of
one of the chickens, somebody in the crowd
threw something through the window. It
rattled on the plates and fell to the carpet
Sullivan picked it up and found it to be a
small round stone about three-quarters of
an inch in circumference, such as small
boys carry for luck.
A Mascot for Sullivan.
The paper around it bore this inscription,
written in a neat, ropnd hand: "Friend
John, this is a mascot stone. Keep it and
you cannot lose the fight From an ad
mirer." John read the note, smiled grimly
and put the stone carefully away in his
It was 6:15 when the crowd gave the tour
ists a parting cheer, mingled with shouts of
"Good-by, John; you're a dead sure win
ner." As the train pulled out of Chatta
nooga it passed by the foot of Lookout
Mountain, from which North Carolina,
South CJrolfnn,'Georoiaanor',Tehnessee cia
be seen on a clear day, the battlefields of
Chickamauga, Missouri Bidge and Look
out Mountain being in full view of the
tourists. Although the shades of night are
falling, old Lookout Mountain and the far
away peaks of the Cumberland range, gray
in the waning light, looking most weird
and impressive, had many attractions for the
boys, who ceased talking about the coming
fight for the time being to admire the
beauties of nature spread " before them.
That portion of Tennessee lying between
Chattinooga and the Alabama border is
heavily wooded, giant oaks and pines
stretching their arms across the track in
friendly greeting, and in places forming a
ELUDING THE SHERIFFS.
Snlllvan's Train Travels at Lightning Speed
Through Mlitis.lppl The Officers Have
No Chance to Arrest John I
Orations Along the Roote.
lEriCIXL TEXXOBAM TO THI DISPATCH.1
New Obleans, July 4. At 9:30 the
Sullivan train was at Fort Payne, Ala., a
boom town. Four months ago it had a
population of 350 souls, but last night there
were at least three times that many persons
at tho station, and a young man who
boarded the train to "Shake hands with a
Yank," vouchsafed the information that it
had a population of over 3,500 at present
and was growing very rapidly.
It was a motley throng, as Sid Bent, a
Boston sport, who alighted and mingled
with them, learned. One man, long and
gat nt. wearing a thick blue flannel shirt,
and whose trousers were tucked into a pair
of top boots, threw back one side of his
coat and, placing a hand upon his hip, dis
played a gun as long as a 40-pounder.
Bent whispered to Lew McGregory, the St
Joe Kid: "Do you want that?" indicating
the gun by a nod. As he did so the Fort
Payne boomer struck a new pose, and
placing his arms akimbo, an even more
vicious looking weapon was brought to view.
Bent made a wild break for the steps of the
car, wih the Kid at his heels.
The people were wild to see Sullivan, but
Muldoon was preparing him for bed, and
would not allow him to even raise the
window and acknowledge the ovation.
Birmingham's Big Reception.
Five hundred persons were at the station
at Birmingham when the train stopped for
coal and water. The big fellow had been
tucked away in his bed, but the enthusiasts
did not care a rap for that ; they wanted to
look at him, and before the wheels had
ceased turning there were cries of "Sulli
van, Sullivan show yourself. We want to
see John L. Three cheers for John L."
This was kept up continually while the
train remained at the station, and finally
W. V. Mallory, who has been the ringer for
Sullivan during the entire trip was induced
to get up and present himself at the window.
When they caught sight of his huge arms,
which were exposed, there was a yell of
jubilation, and the cheering was redoubled
and good wishes were showered upon the
No stops were made until, in accordance
with the plans printed in yesterday's Dis
patch, shortly after 430 this morning a
halt was made at York station, a mile or so
north of the Mississippi State line, where
engine No. 210, oneot the crack locomotives
of the road, was standing ou the siding with
one empty passenirer coach attached. When
the express rrrived Sullivan's two cars
were, after considerable trouble, uncoupled
from it and attached to the train on the siding
which then started in advance of the ex
Fooling a Mississippi SherifC
Nothing of consequence occurred until the
special arrived at Meridan, Miss. There
Dan Murphy and others who were on the
special assert that the SherifTof the county
Ftoodwith a po8e of about 15 men ready to
jump on the train the instant it came to a
stop and pounce upon Sullivan. The train
did not stop at that town, but went by it at
full speed. Lord Dashington avers that be
heard one of the Sheriff aides ejaculate,
me impmm wiwv
"By GoshI I'll bet Sullivan's given us the
slip on that train."
When the regular train reached Meridian,
about ten minutes after the special passed,
there was a large crowd at the "kyar Bbed,"
as stations are called down here, but several
of the more intelligent members of it denied
that the Sheriff or his posse were there or
had any idea of arresting Sullivan. One
gentleman said: "We came here to get a
glimpse of Sullivan, that's all." It may be
that they were there and that chagrin at
being given the slip induced the towns
people to say otherwise; but the throng ap
peared curious rather than hostile.
Watched by His Friends.
Sullivan's special storjped twice In Mis
sissippi, each time at a water tank, where
the tender was replenished, and if the
Sheriff really wished to arrest the champion
it seems a little singular that he did not
think of posting a posse of men at the points
where he must have known that tho engine
would have to stop.
Muldoon watched Sullivan until after
midnight, and Dan Murphy remained on
gnard to see that no fly or mosquito dis
turbed his rest until morning. The big
fellow slept on as calmly as an infant He
woke at about 8 o'clock and was taken into
his baggage car, divested of his night dress
and treated to a sponge bath, after which
he was toweled and band-rubbed until his
skin was the color of a tea rose. Dry un
derwear was then given him, and on his re
turn to the sleeping car Muldoon adminis
tered to him two tablespoonfuls of an anti
malarial compound, of which whisky, qui
nine and strychnine were the chief ingredi
ents. On sped the special until Slidell was
reached, where Jack Barnett and several
other friends got on board and welcomed the
champion to the South.
AT NEW ORLEANS,
Snlllran Arrives at His Last Training Quar
ters He Receives a Warm Welcome
He is la the Best of Health
A Sheriff's Dilemma.
SPECIAL TXXXQSAV TO THE DISPATCH. 1
New Obleans, July 4. Sullivan's
special train pulled up at Gentify station,
just a mile out of New Orleans, at 1030 A.
21. Here a party of friends was in waiting
with carriages, who took charge of Sullivan
and his men, and drove them at once to the
boarding houses selected for them on Bam
part street, immediately opposite the club
house of the Young Men's Gymnasium
Club, whose guest Sullivan will be while
It had been orizinally intended that Sul
livan should lodge at Spanish Fort, on
Lake Ponchartrain, in rooms above the
Casino specially fitted up for him, but it
was feared that at this rainy season it
might give him a dangerous touch of ma
laria, and it was deemed best to bring him
immediately to the city.
Sullivan was dressed in aloose white flan
nel shirt open at the throat; a light coat
and trousers of a light grayish hue, and
wore a soft slouch hat.
"I never was in better condition in my
life," he told his friends who inquired after
his health, and it was agreed by all who
knew him that he looked so. Later in the
day he paid the hall of the gymnastic
club a visit, and was welcomed by the
many members present He visited the
practicing room, and practiced there an
hour, punching the bag, tossing the ball,
skipping the rope, and afterward took a
A large crowd was present, rendering it
difficult to enter the clubroom, and all who
saw Sullivan exercise left convinced that he
was sound in limb and wind, and in the
very best condition. Very few persons were
permitted to enter the room by Muldoon,
but the balcoz!s of the club house, which
afforded ajjood ylew of the exercising zoom,
were crowded with members and their
friends. Across the street 300 or 400 blacks'
and whites were gathered, awaiting the
time when Sullivan would return to his
The regular train was an hour late reach
in e New Orleans. It was met by a large
crowd anxious to see Sullivan, news of his
arrival not having reached it Sheriff
Mallory, of Westchester county, was
once more pitched upon bv the
crowd as Sullivan. This illusion
was furthered by the press gang, who, as
they were wheeled away in their carriages,
shouted, "Good bye, John" and "Tate care
of yourself, Sully," much to Mallory's
annoyance and the small boys' grati
fication. Mr. Mallory had impersonated
Sullivan all the way South, but he
did not relish keeping up the deception in
the Crescent City. He was glad when his
carriage escaped the yelling and shouting
black and white boys, who were following
him as fast as their legs could carry them,
shouting, "That's him," "That's him."
"That's Mr. Sullivan."
KILRAIN IN CINCINNATI.
Washouts Delay His Train so He Misses
Connections In the Qoeen City His
Party Well Pleased How They
Celebrated the Fourth ills
Entry Into New Orleans
to be a Qalct One.
rSPXCIAI. TXLXOnAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
Cincinnati, July 4. After leaving
Cumberland yesterday, it was one grand
ovation everywhere that the Kilrain train
stopped. At Deer Park, Oakland, Keyser
and Grafton the platforms were crowded,
and cheer after cheer went up for the pugil
ist While all this was going on, Kilrain was
fast asleep in his bunk. Pat Booney and
his New York contingent, with Dom Mc
Caffrey at the head, . refused to retire
until almost daybreak. They had made
the night hideous with their songs and
loud talk. By 7 o'clock all had arisen pre
paratory to taking the 7:55 Southern express
from Cincinnati for New Orleans, but the
Baltimore and Ohio train was two hours
late, on account of the washouts, so they
missed it .
Kilrain and Mitchell were especially
pleased with the change, as they felt it
would do Jake good to tike his regular
exercise in this city to-day. The other
members of the party were delighted to re
main over, as it gave them an opportunity
to celebrate the Fourth. They drove
around the town, visiting almost every
barroom and hotel, as well as the baseball
grounds, where the Baltimores played the
Cincinnatis two games. Murphy, Madden,
Mitchell and others were introduced to the
Baltimore players, who tendered the
party boxes to witness the afternoon
game. It was learned that Kilroy
Griffin. Hnrnung and Mack had bet on the
big fellow, but that did not prevent them
from hospitably receiving Kilrain and his
Kilrain spent the afternoon and evening
in walking, punching the bag, and playing
billiards. He retired at 930, to be called at
6 a.m., the Southern Express, by which he
goes to New Orleans, leaving at 7 A. si.
A special to-night from New Orleans says:
It has been deemed best by the managers
to take no risk of the arrest of the pugilists
by the Mississippi authorities, and Kil
rain will therefore be hurried through
the State in the same way as Sullivan, the
train running outside of schedule time,
making no stoppages, and giving the officers
no chance to serve any processes. The
latter part of the Sullivan programme
that of smuggling him into the city
will not be adopted.' It has been determined
to give Kilrain a public reception and a
triumphal entry. A special train to meet
him has been chartered by Prof. Denny
Butler, of the Southern Athletic Clhb, the
rival athletic organization ot New Orleans.
Upon his arrival he will be greeted by the
President of the club and a delegation of
its members, escorted to the spacious club
house, where quarters have been provided
for him and his trainers.
PITTSBURG, ERIDAT, JULY 6, 1889.
TOO MUCH EED TAPES
Johnstown Victims Suffering for the)
Need of Ready Money, While 1
THE FLOOD OP CHARITY IS GREAT;
Orders to Supply Actual wants Go UnfilleC
for Fourteen Days. V
A BENEY0LENT WOMAN TALKS QUfl
General Hastlnrs Taken III After Five Weeks f
raithral Work "'(
Dr. Frances O. Jerome, President of the
Yellow Cross As'vjlation, writes a letter to
Dr. Fannie Dickinson, of the Illinois
Woman's Sanitary Society, in which she'
speaks plainly and bluntly of some mis
takes in handling the funds donated for the.
benefit of the Johnstown s jfferers. Adjutant
General Hastings is quite ill with cholera
morbus, after five weeks of hard worki&i
liA vnlnAfl Mf. -
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rntOSl A STAIT COKBESPONDXXT.I
Johnstown, July 4. Dr. Frances B
Jerome, President of the Yellow Cross A-
sociation, who has been here since afew
days after the flood, this evening addressee!
a letter to Dr. Fanny Dickinson, President
of the Women's Illinois Medical Sanitary
Association, in which she severely criticised
the actions of the State officers for their,
slow action in the matter of alleviating dhW
tress in the valleys. She advises the people
of Chicago not to send their donations to the
State Committee, but to give the fund lying
in that city to some of their public officials,
for distribution among the needy ones. By
doing this, President Jerome says, the peo
ple will get the money.
The letter was written in reply to one re
ceived from Dr. Dickinson, in which the
latter stated there was a strong probability
that the Chicago fund would be turned over
to the Braidwood, HI., striking coal miners.
In her letter Dr. Jerome says:
a Plain-spoken: woman.
In my going from house to bouse to-day, I
found six or eight people in every dwelling
lying on the floor, without comforts, pillows or
sheets. It Is an absolute fact tbat a great
many of the people are worse off to-day than"
they were the day after the flood. Then they
were so dazed tbat they could not realize their
condition. I do not understand where the
money is, and why It is not expended for bt
comfort of the people. In Mew York Cit
alone there were over a half million dollar
donated in 14 days. The people who gave thw
had better make inquiry as to where itls going,
Tb.e money is not needed six months from now,
and if the present state of affairs
Is kept up 14 days more, the
moral character of the people of Johnstown and
vicinity will be ruined. The scenes of desola
tion drive men to drink and women to vice.
Mine out of ten of the people have not a room
of their own. and are only Urine on the suffer
ance of their charitable neighbors. The con
dition of those living In tents is worse. Five or
six families cook on one stove, out of two or
three saucepans. The washing of clothes iv
impossible under the circumstances. The chil .
dren arc running the streets wild, and are fas"
going to destruction,. The boys and girls, 14, IS
and 18 years of age, are left to their own das
SUSIMEB SCHOOLS BADLY NEEDED. ,
I am working very hard jnst now to establK
summer schools and day nurseries. WecorL-4
erect tents on the hiUsIdeswherajsVcgijf
giro me ccuaren saeiier ana rest, w e wouia
place tbem under a corps of efficient teachers
and nurses, but the only objection to the
scheme is that the wages of the teachers are
not provided for. We wonld like to bare two
matrons from the Eastern day nurseries. There
is not a woman here who could manage the
work. By senulng the children to school it
will give their mothers a chance to clear up
their nouses, and wonld keep the children
away from scenes of vice. As we have rags
enough here among poor clothing to supply the
whole town with rag carpet, we could employ
the larger children cutting and sewing rags.
When they get a roof over their beads they
would then have enongh material for carpets
for their rooms.
My advice to any one who has funds in their
hands for the sufferers la : "Do not give it to
the State Committee." I know that this is
plain talk but we have come to the time when
it is necessary to talk plainly. In order to let
the people know what yon want The money
they now bare will probably be expended
months from now, after the red tape has been
removed from around It If the neople of Chi
cago send their funds to the Yellow Cross, 1
will bold myself personally responsible for It,
and will give bonds for the proper distribution
of it. If I had $75.000 1 would give the people
what they want inside of a week.
OKDEES THATTVEBK NEVEB FILLED.
I know tbat there were orders issned 14 days
azo for mattresses, cots, eta, which have never
been filled. Some of these were for delicate
women and sick children. The Quartermas
ters hare done all they could, but they have
not got what the people want I would like to
ascertain why the articles absolutely needed
are not purchased out of the funds contributed
for this purpose. The people gave the money
for relief, and why the officers do not use it to
alleviate distress I do not know.
What is needed first of all is houses. Where
the 600 bouses that tho newspapers have been
talking of are I do not know. I have not even
seen them, and I have been all over the differ
ent boroughs. The officers are now building
two business blocks, but I do not see any ne
cessity of stores when there is nobody living
about tbem to buy stuff. A great many of the
people are so discouraged, being pnt off from
day to day, tbat they are growing reckless, and
heaven only knows where It is going to end.
1 am sure that if the men who have the matter
in charge would see the lives tbat are being
wrecked by their dilatory proceedings they
would hurry up and do something. It is mucn
easier for a young girl to fall than it la to re
gain her whole life.
TOO MUCH BED TAPE.
I know tbat this would be a laborious task,
but nothing would suit me better than to have
supplied the people with what tbey need. This
is what we came here for and I Intend to fulfill
my mission. The level-headed people of this
vicinity did not wish to see the money put In
the hands of parties who would wind half a
dozen yards of red tape around it. What we
have been trying to do is to put the people on
their feet, and time means more to tnem than
money. I refer to the future welfare of those
in whose behalf you as well as I am working.
PBEPAEING TO GO HOME.
State Officers Getting; Heady to .Leave, bat
General Hastings Is III.
Itbox'a STArr coB&EsroxrjxxT.
Johnstown, July 4. All the State gen
eral officers will leave here on Tuesday for
their respective homes. The three compa
nies of the Fourth Beglment that are still
here will remain on duty for an indefinite
period under .the charge1 of Captain Nesbit,
senior captain of the regiment
For the first time in five weeks, Adjutant
General Hastings was not seen to-day riding
over the ruins generally supervising the
work being done. He lies in his tent with
an attack of cholera morbus contracted this
morning. At a late hour to-night he was
apparently all right, but Dr. Silliman, who
had him in charge, had to forbid him from
talking too much. The General will leave
on Tuesday for his home, but will visit
Johnstown once a week to see how the work
is progressing. To-night he said to your
The work will be in such shape by Tuesday
next that we can allow the officers to go home.
The Conemangb river has been pretty well
cleared up. The debris lias been removed from
the stream as far up as Keraville. and one con
tractor can take hold of and finish it. The
work of three of the contractors has been un
satisfactory, and 1 think if it was turned over
to one man it wonld be expedited. When the
officers leave this will not mean that the State
is to drop the work.- I will spend one day a
week here, and that will be enongh to oversee
matters. The same system of reports to the
Quartermaster General will be continued.
The four contractors who have been doing
the work were notified to-night that they
will be discharged on Sunday evening. The
one contractor to whom ths work will then
be given will be allowed COO men. 'Chief
Engineer Douglass, who has been directing
all the work, tendered his resignation this
evening. He will leave for his home with
Major Phillips, who has also resigned. A
resident engineer will be appointed by Gen
eral Hastings to remain on the ground and
oversee the work.
FATE 0FA HERO.
A Tramp Who Did Excellent Work at 3 ohns-
town Is Hon Over by a Fassenser Train
and Dies Soon Afterward.
fFBOM a STArr coriucspovdxst.i
Johnstown, July 4. John Donnelly,
one of the attendants in the Millvllle
morgue, had both his legs cut off this morn
ing by a passenger train running over him
near Cambria City. He was taken to the
Cambria hospital, where he died in a few
Donnelly has an interesting history. He
and another man reached here the Saturday
after the flood. They turned in and worked
all day with General Hastings, Colonel
Spangfer and others in removing bodies
from the river. In the evening Donnelly
and his companion made a pot of coffee and
General Hastings and Colonel Spangler sat
down to drink it with them.
"Well, men," said Colonel Spangler, as
he took up his cup of coffee, "you have
worked pretty hard to-day. Where did you
"To tell you the truth, boss," replied
Donnelly, looking the colonel straight in
the face, "we are two tramps."
"Tramps" exclaimed Colonel Spangler,
when he got his breath, "and do you mean
to tell me this calamity has touched you so
that you will work?"
"This, sir, was more than we could stand,"
replied Donnelly. "We will work here as
long as you want us."
Donnelly and his companion were as
signed to the Millvllle morgue. The latter
left several days ago, but Donnelly has re
mained, working steadily and faithfully
every day. Only yesterday he appeared a't
Dr. Sillman's headquarters and told him
that John Miller, one of the employes at the
morgue, was stealing goods. He told the
doctor the man intended to leave to-day and
he would have to be caught soon.
At the doctor's suggestion Donnelly went
before 'Squire Bland and caused a warrant
to be issued for Miller's arrest An Altoona
policeman took the warrant and went to
Miller's room, in the Fourth ward school
house, and found that he had two trunks
filled with clothing, silverware and other
articles. Miller was fined (6 by Judge
Bland to-day. Early this morning Donnelly
and J. B. McAllister left trje morgue and
went down to Cambria City. They found a
saloon open and both imbibed rather freely.
Dtonelly was staggering when he left the
salooi. McAllister and he started up the
railroa.1 tracks together when the day ex
press tame thundering around the curve
below the stone bridge. The two men were
on the iown track, and just before the train
reached them McAllister says Donnelly de
liberately threw himself across the track.
Before anyone could help him his legs had
been cut off.
PLEASED WITH APPEAEANCES.
The Pittsburg Belief Committee More
Than Dellahted With Its Ladles.
rPBOu A STArr conExsrossxirT.
Johnstown, July 4. Chairman Mc
Creery and S. S. Marvin, of the Pittsburg
Belief Committeespent the day ere,CQa
suiting with the different officers in regard
to the work of relieving the sufferers. The
two gentlemen left for Pittsburg this ev
ening, much pleased with what they had
learned. They held a conference with Com
missioner Cummin and the local Belief
Committee, this afternoon, 'and matters that
conld not be arranged by mail were dis
cussed. The local Belief Committee promised
the commissioners that they would have
the registration list all completed by Sat
urday. IEAMPS PDT TO WOEK.
Cambria City Tired of Being Overrun With
So Many Idlers.
Johnstown, July 4. Tramps and idlers
have been in the habit of loafing in Cambria
borough, but the wide-awake borough offi
cials took a step to-day which will cause
them to be scarce hereafter. A squad of
militia was sent for, and under the lead of
the borough police, the whole town was
patroled and everyone who could not give a
good account of himself was arrested.
Picks and shovels were procured from
General Hastings, and a guard with a shot
gun was placed over them, and they were
placed to work on the streets.
Only Two Bodies Found To-Day.
Johnstown, July 4. Only two bodies
were found to-day. They were the remains
of young girls, and were unrecognizable.
A BIG BEEWEET B0ENED.
Total Destruction of Oae of the Largest In
dustries of Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, July 4. The big brewery
of Falk, Jung & Borchert, in Wauwatosa,
just beyond the city limits, was totally de
stroyed by fire this afternoon. The loss is
$1,000,000, and the insurance but (350,000.
The brewery was shut down to give
the employes a holiday, and only a few
men were in the building. The fire spread
so rapidly that they had all they could do to
save themselves from being cut off. It is
supposed that the fire started in the malt
house, and thus communicated to the group
of seven larger buildings, all of which were
reduced to ashes within two hours. In the
storage house were 52,000 barrels of beer, but
little of which was saved.
Then the big vats burst, the beer ran out
of fire doors in a stream seven inches deep.
The Milwaukee fire department responded
to a call for aid, but owing to the scarcity
of water could hardly do anything. Two
hundred men are thrown out of employment
until the firm can rebuild. The firm had
just completed a $100,000 addition, and put
in o $50,000 ice machine, both of which are
a total loss. The detailed list of insurance
cannot be obtained to-night as the books
are in the vault, which is under the wreck.
TIBED OP EXISTENCE.
A Kansas City Manufacturer Sends a Ballet
Through Ills Brain,
Kansas Citt, July 4. The dead body
of Francis D. Cammann, President of the
Kansas City Curbing Works, was found in
an alley in the rear of No. 1,431 Holmes
street this morning. A bullet-hole in his
right temple told the manner of death
and a SG-caliber revolver clasped in the
dead man's right hand showed, in all proba
bility, who was responsible for his death.
Cammann lived at 1009 East Fifteenth street
with his wife and two children. Mrs.
Cammann had noticed for some time that
her husband was acting strangely, and
yesterday particularly'' so. He went down
torn in the evening. Nothing was seen of
him until his dead body was found this
He is known to have been mixed up in
several crooked affairs, and some of bis
friends say he told them that plans were
being formed for his former pals , to
assassinate him. The police discredit this
phase of the affair, the circumstances sur
rounding the finding of the body proving
that Cammann committed suicide.
FOUR MORE STARS
Are Placed in Columbia's Cluster
Amid General Rejoicing.
ALL THE NORTHWEST 1H A BLAZE
Constitutional Conventions Meet in the
A LITEM CONTEST IN WASHINGTON
Even the Indians Joined is the Celebrations Held
at All Foists.
The two Dakotas, Montana and Washing
ton were duly ushered into the Union yes
terday. The occasion was celebrated
throughout the Northwest with every pos
sible manifestation of joy. A temporary
organization was effected of the Constitu
tional Convention of each new State. Con
testing delegates caused a lively fight at
St. Paul, July 4. Although all of the
formalities are not yet completed, four new
stars now twinkle in Columbia's diadem.
The Constitutional Conventions in all
of the new States have taken
the initial steps to this end.
At Sioux Falls at noon to-day, to the music
of half a dozen brass bands and the hearty
acclaim of thousands of patriotic citizens of
South Dakota, the 75 delegates marched to
the Germania Hall and effected a temporary
organization by the election of Judge Ed
gerton as Chairman.
D. Carson, a member of the convention of
1885, called the convention to order, and
after the calling of the roll, greetings were
telegraphed to the Constitutional Conven
tions of North Dakota, Montana and Wash
ington, and the convention adjourned until
the nobthebn end.
At Bismarck the delegates to the North
Dakota Constitutional Convention were
escorted to the capitol building by a pro
cession consisting of soldiers, civil
ians and Indians, and were called
to. order by Secretary Bichardson,
a few minutes after 12. A temporary organ
ization was effected by the election of B. F.
Fancher, of Jamestown, as Chairman, and
J. A. Bra, of Bismarck, as Secretary. After
the appointment of a Committee on Bules
and Credentials the convention adjourned
till 10 o'clock to-morrow.
At Olympia, Wash. T., the Territorial
Secretary called the Constitutional Conven
tion to order at 4 o'clock this afternoon at
the Capitol. Only three delegates were
absent A temporary organization was
effected by the election of James Z. Moore,
of Spokane Falls, as Chairman, and Allen
Weir, of Port Towns.end, as Secretary.
Telegrams of greeting were received f'om
the chairmen of the North and Sonth Da
kota Conventions at Bismarck and Sioux
Falls. Besponses were ordered sent by the
A FIQHT ALREADY.
The election of Moore is said to be a trade
and a Bign of the selection of Judge Hoyt
as Permanent President , It is regarded as
a trade to give Western Washington the
President and Eastern Washington the
State capitol. It is generally conceded that
iloyt wfll.be chosen-Chairman to-morrow.
The convention began fighting as soon as
organized temporarily, over the seat
ing of the contesting delegates from
the northeastern district. A com
mittee was appointed to look into
the matter. Judge Hoyt, who is
conceded the chairmanship, has been
speaker of the Michigan Legislature, Gov
ernor of Arizona and was also appointed
Governor of Idaho, but chose the judgeship
To the average Northwestern mind ordi
nary methods of celebrating the Fourth of
July to-day seemed to be entirely inade
quate to give expression to the pent-up re
joicings of the people who were bidding
farewell to their territorial swaddling
clothes and stretching their limbs as full
fledged members of TJncle Sam's "Stately"
THE DAY THEY CELEBRATE.
The receipt of the news of the passage of
the famous "Omnibus bill," while the snow
was still on the ground, was the signal for
an impromptu Fourth of July celebration,
but the people chose the great centennial
Independence day for their greatest re
joicing, that day having been set apart by
Congress as the day for them to meet and
perfect their State constitution.
The two Dakotas felt an added cause for
rejoicing in the beginning of the end in the
negotiations for the opening of the great
Sioux reservation to settlement, and from
every little settlement, with its metropol
itan hopes and aspirations, as well as from
the more pretentious cities of the former
Territories, come reports of great rejoicing
over the realization of their labors of these
Every little hamlet heard from its own
orators and had its own celebration, but
there was some sort of anew State celebra
tion at one or two points in each of the
budding States. While in North Dakota
one celebration was looked after by all, in
South Dakota the people were unable to
condense their enthusiasm to that extent
SUNSET COX THEBE.
At Huron, where the constitution of 1885
located the capital, a big celebration was
held with" Hon. S. S. Cox as orator of
the day. At Chamberlain the Sioux Com
missioners were mustered Into service, and
with the further help ot 200 Indians from
the Lower Brule agency the day was glori
Sioux Falls, however, was the central
noint of the South Dakota celebration.
The day was devoted to .merry making as I
tne oesi means oi evidencing iuo uappiuess
of the people, while the orators of the day
were selected from the eloquent and tal
ented politicians who are in that city in at
tendance on the convention.
Looking past the flags and bunting of the
Dakotas there is to be found a continuation
of the gala attire and joyful noises of State
hood in the Mountain State, for Montana
was not to be outdone by her more easterly
sisters in the jollification. Helena, the
Capital city was the central point of the re
joicings where delegates to the Constitu
tional convention held forth eloquently on
the benefits of Statehood. Other points in
Montana were patriotically following in the
wake of their chief city.
FOUE FODETfl rATALITIEB.
That is the Nomber oC People Who Were
Killed at Kansas City.
Kansas Citt, July 4. Four fatalities
occurred here this evening, the result of
various methods of celebrating the Fourth.
A chance bullet struck George Coggin in
the head, and inflicted an injury from which
he died shortly afterward. A bullet from
an accidentally discharged revolver in a pun
shop pierced the heart of Alexander Mc
Dougal and killed him instantly.
Bartender Brebraker, in sdispute over the
price of a round of drinks in his saloon,
subbed P. L. O'Brien in the groin. O'Brien
will die. Thomas Alston, a colored man
from Topeka, was hacked almost to pieces
in a drunken row in one of the bottoms
saloons. He died shortly afterward. John
Taylor, also colored, was arrested for the
The Gift of the American Colony la Paris
Unveiled With Appropriate Cere
monies A Speech From Minis
ter Held The In
scription. Pabis, July 4. This afternoon Presi
dent Carnot went to the Use de Cygnes to
Inaugurate the replica of Bartholdl's statue
of Liberty Enlightening the World.
An immense crowd witnessed the cer
emony. The plaform was decorated
with various emblems and devices in
French and American flaes. Afterremarks
by the President of the Council Mr. White
law Beid, the United States Minister, ad
dressed the assemblage. He referred to the
generous reception accorded to the gift. The
tricolor flags of the two nations, he said,
spoke a language understood throughout the
world. They told of fields where
they shared in happy triumphs. They
recalled the historic names of
Lafayette and Bocharabeau. They told of
an unbroken friendship of 100 years, and of
progress, civilization and freedom of hu
manity. They promised a continuance of noble
rivalry between the two great Bepubhes in
their generous efforts to broaden the foun
dations of liberty, equality and fraternity.
He was proud that the souvenir was in
augurated with such, an impressive cere
mony and in such an imposing presence.
He gladly took the French use ot the
Fourth of July as an augury that the young
Bepublic would endure as long as Amer
icans believed their Bepublic would
last Xhe memorial must always
be associated with the exposition
which would be an historic event of the
first rank, more important than any battle
ever fought, more important than any
dynasty ever established, showing
as it did the exhaustless resources and
superb growth of a nation which faithfully
sets itself to develop the chastities of a free
people. Mr. Beid concluded by thanking
the municipal council, President Carnot and
the people of France. On the pedestal of
the statue' is the following:
The American Colony In Paris, to the City of
Paris, 18S9: We revere France of past be
cause her soldiers helped us to become ana
Jon. We love France of to-day because she
joins with us in the cause of free government
HUEDEEEES GE0WING BOLD.
A Baltimore Policeman Killed by a Gang
of Five Toughs.
rsrxciAt. TXUCOHAK TO TUX dispatch. I
Baltimore, July 4. Another murder
has been added to the many of recent occur
rence in this city, the victim this time
being a policeman. At an early hour
this morning five men were stand
ing on a car in South Balti
more engaged in an altercation, when
Policeman John T. Lloyd called on them
to disperse. Instead of obeying, one of the
men, Sam Cooper, made an insulting re
joinder, and when the policeman at
tempted to arrest him he drew a revolv
er and fired. Then the rest of the
gang jumped on the prostrate man
and beat him. The policeman pluckily
held on to his man, who fired a second and
a third time, each shot taking effect When
assistance arrived the dying man was still
clinging to his murderer. He lingered un
til this evening, when he died.
The slowness with which justice is ad
ministered here and the frequency of mur
ders has alarmed the Board of Police,
who to-day united in a letter to
the Governor requesting that the
Attorney General of the State
be detailed to assist in the rrosecution of
the murderers. They call attention to the
fact that murder cases are usually removed
to the counties where the Prosecuting At
torney knows little or nothing of the wit
nesses or the crimes, and that as a result the
murderers get away. The State's Attorney
indorses the petition of the Bdard of Police.
It is a fact that, though the most unprovoked
murders hare been committedtf late, there
has nbt been a case in which the murderer
has been convicted.
They Gather at Philadelphia to Arrange
For a Centennial Memorial.
ISrXCIAL TXLXQBAX TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Philadelphia, July 4. Bepresenta
tives from several of the 13 original States
assembled in the Continental Hotel prepara
tory to attending the meeting of the Cen
tennial Memorial Association. Among those
present were Governor G. G. Green, of New
Jersey; ex-Governor Hugh S. Thompson, of
South Carolina; Lieutenant Governor Ed
ward F. Jones, of New Tork; Governor
Jackson, of Maryland; Colonel Wm. A.
Tower, of Massachusetts. Bhode Island
was represented by Adjutant General Elisha
Dyer and Delaware dv Attorney General
Thomas Davis; Virginia, William Wirt
Henry. North Carolina was represented
by Governor D. G. Fowle, who was accom
panied by his daughter. Miss Helen Fowle.
At the State House the visitors were
given a hearty welcome and offered the hos
pitality ot the city by President James
K. Gates, of select conncil. A rescn
lution was adopted calling for a
meeting of all the governors of the states
and Territories, to be held in Washington
on the second Wednesday of December
next, when Congress will be urged to make
an appropriation for the erection of a mon
ument in Philadelphia. It was also agreed
that the Executive Committee of the Cen
tennial Commission prepare a bill to be
presented to Congress in furtherance of the
proposed commemoration of the Declaration
of Independence and the first century of
our Constitutional Government
JTD0TT TO BE UEN0DNCED.
Charleston's Citizens Say tho Terdlct Was
an Ontrr.a on Law and Justice.
rSPXCIAI. TXLXOBAU TO TUX DISPATCH.!
CHAELE3TON, S. O., July 4. W. A.
Simons, who has been Clerk of the City
Council for ten years, has raised a storm
about hishead which threatens to swamp him. '
He went to Atlanta and was interviewed by
a reporter, to whom he said the beit
citizens of Charleston were satisfied with
the justice of the McDow verdict
There are about 30,000 white people in
Charleston, and most of them consider them
selves among the best citizens. A consider
able portion of them are also of the opinion
that McDow verdict is an outrage upon law
and justice, and . that the jury
was packed expressly for the purpose
of acquitting "him. A good many of the
aldermen of Charleston are of this opinion,
and it is probable that the services ot a new
clerk will be needed shortly.
There is talk here of getting up a public
meeting for the purpose of denouncing the
verdict and it is known tbat several promi
nent Protestant clergymen have already ex
pressed their desire to speak at the meeting.
Kilted on the Ball.
ffPICtAL TXI.XQRAX TO TBX DISPATCH.!
Omaha, Neb., July 4. Two unknown
men were instantly killed and Charles Mc
Elroy fatally injured this morning by being
run oyer by a Missouri Pacific engine in the
outskirts of the city. The men were in
toxicated and were engaged in a fight at the
time and failed to see tho approaching
Kentucky Republicans In Convention.
Lexington, July 4. The Republican
State Convention to-day was largely it
tended and enthusiastic. David G. Colson,
of Bell county, was nominated for State
Treasurer. Although but 27 years old, he
is a member of the Legislature, and has
been in public life seven years.
Will t reaned by all 'who
It reaches every Dome ana
U read by everybody. If
you ate In business let the
1UD11C KnOW 1& lUIUUJi" -k-
The Presi& ilebrates the GIori-
ouL'i in Style.
A SPEECH F
Congressman Seed Injects a Little Politii
in the Occasion.
QUITE A KUMBEB OP NOTED GUESTS.
A DrizzIIsg Bain Interfered Somewhat with the "
rieasares of the Day.
President Harrison, in company with
members of his Cabinet and other distin
guished personages, celebrated the Fourth
of July at Woodstock, Conn. Speeches
were made by the. President and some of
the other guests. Congressman Eeed out-
lined the future policy of the Republican
party in the National Legislature. Tho
ceremonies were interrupted by rain.
Woodstock, Conn., July 4. The
morning opened with a brightening sky
and the promise of clearing weather, so that
farmers at a distance were well under wajr
for Boseland Park before the clouds thick
ened and changed the prospects for the day.
Before 10 o'clock it was drizzling. Never
theless, the crowd came, and was probably
as large as last year. It was an enthusiastic
and a happy crowd of gennlne New En
glanders that came to see the President and
to hear the speeches, and was not to be, pre
vented by rain.
Congressman Bussell. at 11 o'clock,
rapped the company to order and, after
pleasant words of welcome to the President
and other visitors and to the people assem
bled, he nominated Governor-Buckley for
Chairman of the day. The Governor, in a
brief speech, accepted the honor and ex
pressed his pleasure at officially welcoming
and presenting to the audience the Presi
dent THE PEESTDENT TALKS.
Hearty applause and ringinz cheers
greeted the President as he arose. He
spoke as follows:
Yonr patriotism has been put to the test by
weather conditions as unfavorable as are possi
ble In the summer season, but you will not I
am sure, bold me responsible for the fact that
the bureau having these conditions in choree,
has failed to secure to you such weather as we
would have desirsd to-day. Laughter.J It is
very gratifying to know that your love of coun
try and your interest in the perpetuation and
rizht observance of thi pleasant celebration at (
Woodstock has so perfectly triumphed over
We stand to-day as a nation exempt from all
fears of loreign hurt. It Is not in the power of
any people upon earth much to harm us ex
cept our own people. We do not sa this in
any spirit of boastf ulness but rather 1- one ot
thankfulness for that divine Providence which ,
has given us such a location among the nations
of the earth tbat no people of great power
touches us on any side. All the more exempt
from thoughts of foreign assault ought our
thoughts turn to dangers which are internal
A CITIZEN'S DCTT.
and from which alone we can have serious
harm. All he more should every thoughtful
citizen consider how he may promote the pub
lic weal, how he may hold up our institutions
in honor among ourselves, securing and pro
moting both In State and" national legislation
those measures whicrt have best promoted, rLj . VJ
individuals, not the special tufthtf genifSr'-'i-;
good of all the people. lApplanse. i think
such meetings as these, the old-fashioned
Fourth of July celeoratlon, have la them very
Instructive and elevating power.
I desire to thank these comrades of the
great army of the Union for their escort and
attendance here to-day. Sorely those who in
peril, on the red edge of battle, bare shown
their love to the flag, will not fail to be good
citizens now that they have returned
to those abodes of peace and civil pursuits.
To all of you who have gathered from these
Connecticut homes 1 desire to express my
thanks for your Unrt and pleasant reception.
There are behind mi several gentlemen with
transcripts in their pockets who are burning
for an utterance, and I will again to-day do
tbat which I have so much formed the habit of
doing at Washington give war to Senators
and members of Congress. Hearty cheers
and cries of "Good."
As the President resumed his seat three
cheers were given with a will. Senator
Hawley was next introduced and spoke
briefly in advocacy of worthy celebration of
the Fourth of July. It was boys who were
taught to celebrate the Fourth of July that
SAVED THE UNION.
General Hawley's address was off-hand,
hut full of earnestness, and was greatly ap-
I (landed. Associate Justice Miller lol
owed. He made a short and excellent ad
dress. Congressman Thomas B. Beed, of
Maine, was the next speaker introduced.
His subject was "The Victory." Among
his ntterances were these:
It was no less a person than theDoke of
Wellington who remarked: "There Is only one
thine more demoralizing than defeat, and that
Is victory." I have not taken the trouble to
verify the citation, because the truth
Is so solid and sound that it needs no bnttress
or support from even the most illustrious
name. The Republican party won a great vio
tory last November. But something more than
no step backward is demanded by the people
of the United States. It behooves the people,
therefore, to consider Just how much of power
tbey have granted and just how much they
have a right to require.
The question ot the suppression of votes in
the South must be met, not rashly nor angrily,
bnt with a determination that in national elec
tions and wherever else tbey may have the
right and power, those who by the Constitution
and law are entitled to help govern this coun
try shall help govern It Applause. It will
be the province in due time of the
of Congress to say, not of their awn sweet will,
but after a full, free and Impartial confeienco
with all the Republicans, and. representing
tbem all. what measures shall betaken. Con
gress is never strong except when the people
are vigorously and. vociferously behind it If
yon want Congress to do even what it wants to
do itself, yon had better help from outside all
yon Know how.
When Mr. Beed had finished. Governor
Buckley introduced Secretaries Noble and
Tracy. Neither was on the programme,
hut each made a few remarks in a patriotic
strain. The first speaker of the afternoon
was President Gath, of Bulger's College, '
whose subject was "Liberty Xhrougn Al
legiance to Law." Will Carlton then read
his poem "Bhymes to the Day," and
Senator Hiscock got -through part of bis
address on "American Political Pessimism."
But the rain soon began to fall more heavily
than ever, and Mr. Bowen announced that
the rest of the programme, consisting of the
doxology and the benediction wonld be
carried out at his residence.
President Harrison will leave Putnam,
at 8 o'61ock to-morrow morning for New
London. From New London, the entire
party will go to Newport in the Dispatch
Newport will be reached about 2 P. SI. Fri
day. President Harrison will leave New
port in the Dispatch at 11 P. M. Friday, and
will be in Jersey City in time to take the
3:40 P. if. train for Washington on Saturday-
Malletoa's Betnrn to Samoa.
Sydney, N. 8. W., July 4. Advieeaj
from Apia under date of June 25 are thai
the German gunboat wolf was going to the
Marshall Islands to bring Malietoa back to
General Bonlnnger and the Shah.
London, July 4. General BoulaHgwj
attended a garden party, givea by tWl
Prince of Wales, at Marlborough 'Hoase 1
day, at which (jueen Victoria and the I