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A CLEVER SCOli N DItKL
WHO COMPLETELY DUPED A FOK
MER JOHNSTOWN BOV,
A. Bently Worthlngtou Was His Sum* when
He Killtud the "Chrtstiiiiisefcs.ee Maga
zine," nut He was Judge Crawford when
He I>it|id Ed. Hoggs, nf Chailesl.m,
The New York World cent a week ago
exposed one of the most notorious conti
deuce men known in the annuls of crime.
One day last February a stranger walked
into the office, of the K'/iruitian Science
Magatinc, and introduced himself as A.
Bently Worthingtnn. lie was evidently a
man of brilliant attainments, and was
given a place at once oe the editorial staff
of the paper.
He tell desperately in love with Mrs.
Pluokett, wife of the editor, and soon
convinced the lady she was intended for
him. Accoidingly she left her lusbaud
and was married to Wurtliington accord
ing to Christian Science tenets.
When the World exposed him as a thief,
forger, swindler anil confidence man gen
erally, and besides had eight living wives,
he fled the city.
The following special troiu Richmond,
Va., gives an aocmiut of his escap
ade in Charleston. As the old fellow said
" its mighty in teres: in' readin': "
RICHMOND, VA.. July 38.—Since the
World lias published so many chapters iu
the history of the m-.tti with so many aliases,
known as Gen. A. B. Ward, Major Horace
Oakley Wood, A. B. Worthington, A. B.
Wardsworth, etc., a chapter of which
your correspondent has personal knowl
edge will not be uninteresting.
Id the Winter of 1884 there came to
Charleston, Kanawha county, West Va.,
a man, tall, well proportioned, with thick
dark hair, an auburn mustache, and dark
gray eyes, lie was faultlessly dressed
and his personal appearance was that of a
thorough gentleman. The few acquain
tances he made were captivated by the
elegance of his manner and the charm of
his conversational powers. He rented a
house from Dr. Lawrence Carr. giving his
name as Judge J. Oakley Crawford, of
New York, and saying he had been ad
vised to try the air of the West Virginia
mountains, on account of the lung trouble
with which he was afflicted. He added
that it was his desire to he as quiet as
possible, hence lie hud rented a house
some distance from the town.
He declined all social advances on the
part of Dr. 1 arr, and for some time lived
in seclusiou. His lung troubles, however,
forced him to leave his rclicat, as it was
necessary to have medicine, lie accord
ingly visited the pharmacy of E. L.
Hoggs. The " doctor" is a thorough
gentleman and a thorough Republican,
and it was with great pleasure that he
learned liis handsome customer, besides
being a brilliant conversationalist and a
man of wide information, was also a Re
publican and one who had done noble
work fur the U. O. P. iu the Bluine cam
paign of that year, ami who was, above
all, according to his own statement, an
intimate friend of the " Plumed Knight"
himself. Alter the "Judge" had im
parled this information lie relaxed so far
as to bring for Dr. Hogg's perusal letters
from numerous prominent Republicans
throughout the country, and also copies
of speeches which he had made during
the Blaine campaign. When these
speeches were examined they were found
to lie able efforts, which showed that
Judge Crawford was one of the finest
. campaign orators in tiie country. So
good a thing should not be kept, thought
Dr. Boggs, so he culled iu other Republi
cans, kindred spirits, among whom were
ex-Mayor llulvey, Major Eugene Dana,
Colonel E. L. Buttrick and tuc defeated
Republican candidate for Congress from
that district and others. They, too,were
captivated by the Judge's many good
points, and after much hesitancy, by the
Jatter, lie was induced to mingle more
freely among the people of the eity.
Living in the house with "Judge"
Crawford were two women whom he rep
resented as his sisters, but who kept much
, closer than the " Judge " had ever done.
When the latter decided to leave his re
tirement his " sisters" returned to New
York. After their departure Crawford
made his home at Major Dana's house,
who was only too glad to have so churn -
ing a guest under his roof-tree. While
here the Judge received many social ai-i
tentious from the ladies.
Year after year the Republicans of tli" j
Third Congressional District had nouii- 1
nated their candidate only to have him!
snowed under on election day. Just no v
tire clouds were the blackest, uud even •
the most sanguine had almost ceased t<>
hope. But suddenly the clouds were dis
pelled, hope of victory arose, and the j
faithful became radiant with increased !
confidence. Judge Crawford was their
mascot. He was to turn the tide of biit-1
tie. No one could resist the persuasive
eloquence of the personal friend of James
G. Blaine ; besides, J. G. Blaine himself
" might be relied on to aid materially where
his friend. "Judge" Crawford, was the
JOHNSTOWN, CAMBRIA COUNTY, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 2. 1889.
candidate. 80 enthusiastic did the breth
ren become that .Major Dana cave a diu
ner, which was ordered from Washington
at a big cost, to which all the prominent
Republicans of the Kanawha Valley were
invited. They viuue. Champagne flowed
freely, and when the praises of Judge
Ctawford had been sung into the ears of
ali present, one of the guests awse and re
minded them of the clouds which over
hung tiie political horizon, but told Ihetn
" deliverance was at uaiid." At the nine
of their strongest nppiesciott "the Moses
who was to lead them op out of political
bondage had e mr." and with Judge
Crawford for iioir standard-nearer they
would redeem tie third District.
The "Judge" no destly declined, say
ing lie did not wish to usurp an honor be
longing to those who had borne the brunt
on so many fields, .u. was not listened
to, and they parted with the understand
ing that Judge Craw-ford would he the
next nominee of the. .party. Some of the
gentlemen who have been mentioned were
interested iu laud and eon) speculation,
and the Judge was given pointers in re
gard to a number of soft snaps. He
showed his legal acumen by discovering
flaws in land titles which the shrewdest
lawyers of the city had not discovered.
These gentlemen knew of a very valuable
piece of coal land on Gauley river which
could be had cheap, ami they only waited
to be sure of rinding a purchaser af er
they had obtained it. Tnis the Judge un
dertook to fix. His expenses fo New-
York were pain, and in a few days he re
turned, bringing papers from well known
capitalists of "thai city in which they
agreed to take tue land at a largely in
creased amount over that to be paid by
the Charleston gentlemen. Nothing re
mained but to secure the title to the laud
and to do this it w as necessary to see one
of the owners, who lived in Nebraska.
He wanted £B.OOO for his share. This
was raised, and as no one could so suc
cessfully deal with the qmstion as Judge
Crawford he was given the money and
sent to Nebraska, lie was expected back
on a certain day. The day came, but I lie
Judge did net. It. is needless t' say that
lie lias not yet arrived. He was traced to
Cincinnati, but tin re disappeared as
though the eavtli had opened aud swal
lowed him. lie wiu not again heard of
until lie had finished another chapter in
is history, that at Griffin, Ga.
Inquiries revealed the fact that the
two women wish him, who were know n
as his sisters, were not, hut that one had
a husband ill Massachusetts and the other
was without a Im-bind whom tin law
recognized. Wiric here Crawford had
said that he was a graduate of Columbia
Law School, aud i letter to the President
brought the infoi tuition that he was, but
that he had several times been convicted
of forgery. .For u long time "Judge'
Crawford was the loeme of conversation
in Charleston. '1 he ladies mourned the
loss of a .social lioti, the land syndicate
mourned tin loss i t -j!S,000, and the Re
publicans yet fiigh for a political Moses
u the Third Congressional District.
DK/VTII OI.TOfIN C. IMKK.
One f the Be*t-Etito\vu Democratic I'oli
ticians in the State.
J oli 11 C. Burr, brother of the late Col
onel James P. Barr, editor and proprietor
of the Pittsburgh Pout, died very sud
denly in that city Monday. lie was at
tending to busiuess Saturday, and the
first announcement of his serious illness
was made by Father Carrol, from St.
August's Church. Even while the Reve
rend Father was requesting the prayei s
of the congregation for Mr. Barr, his life
was ebbing out, and at 8 o'clock he died.
The immediate cause of his deatwas h
concussion of the brain. About five years
ago he was sun struck and ever since his
head has bothered him. On Saturday he
weut to Greenshurg and drove out into
the country five mules in a blazing sun.
When lie returned in the evening he com
plained, and when his physician was call
ed, he at once pronounced the case
Mr. Barr was a man of remarkable abil
ity, being considered cue of the best
newspaper writers in the State. As a
Democratic politician, lie was noted for
his sagacity and his fund of political in
formation was inexhaustible, lie was one
of the managers of the campaign which
made Robert 12. Pattison Governor,
i Two brothers and four sisters survive
him. D. O. Barr, Collector of the Port
of Pittsburgh, is his twin brother, and
another is Itcv. Father Hugh Barr, a
member of the I'assiouist Order.
A remarkable feature of the brothers
was the fact the twin did not resemble
Mr. Barr in the least while Father Hugh
was often taken for him and vice versa.
One of his sisters is the wife of Wm.
Donnelly, Esq., of Millwood, Pa. His
funeral takes place this morning, and it
is likely his brother will preach the
He is a Heavy-Weight.
The weight of every member of the
President's family has been given to the
public excepting that of Mr. Harrison
himself. There arc those who say he is
not a heavy-weight.
JOHN S.NYDEI! ENDS HIS LIFE IN
HANILEY & FRONHEISER'S STORE.
lie I. est His Wire Anil Children til the
Flood mill Hei-ame Temporarily Insane
—Four Shots Fired, Only One of Which
Takes K fleet.
John Sin tier aged about thirty-live
years, sou of Joseph Snyder, Sr., of Cone
maugu borough, suicided at noon Satur
day, in the hardware store of Bantlcy ifc
Froulieiser, on Clinton street. He went
into the store and purchased a 88-callber
revolver from one of the clerks, who
touted it fo.* him. There were quite a
number of people in the store at the time,
aud, ufici a short conversation with .Mr.
Ed. Fronheiscr and Mr. J. L. Foust, the
clerk who sold him the revolver, lie
turned as if to leave the store, aud no fur
ther attentioii was paid him. In a mo
ment after he left the counter a shot was
heard, aud everyone turning arouud saw
Snyder with tire smoking revolver iu his
baud. He instantly fired three more
shots, the last one taking effect in the
right tea pie.
The people gathered round the pros
trate form but life was already extinct.
Mr. Snyder lost his wife and four chil
dren in the flood, aud did not recover
from the excitement sustained by his great
He obtained work after the flood at
Moxham, ud attended to his duties for
several weeks, but ultimately left aud
went to Ohio. He returned about a week
ago, but still mourned for his wife and
children. No cause is assigned for the
rash act, other than temporary insanity.
The body was removed to the home of
his parents in Ct uuinaugh borough, aud
Coroner Evans was notified. The coroner,
however, decided an inquest uuneccessary,
as the case was one of plain suicide.
The funeral took place yesterday after
noon at 3 o'clock from the old American
House in Concinnugh, where his parents
live, and was private.
The deceased was a wire drawer by
trade, and worked in the Gauticr works.
He was also a member of the Couemaugh
borough Fire Company. He was much
esteemed by all who knew him, and great
regret is expressed that he should so sud
denly end iiis life.
ALOFT THI. HOKNEK.S.
An Old Gentleman Wants to Know Some
thing About Their Descendants.
Our postmaster received a letter some
days ago from Albion, without giving the
name of the State, but it is probably iu
Ghio. wanting information of John and
Isaac Horner. The writer says lie is
eighty-two years old,: id gives the name
of Join: McMeaus.
The old gentleman is not very clear in
thu genealogy of the llorners, but as near
as we can get at uis meaning, it is as fol
He wants to know whether there are
any descendants of John or Isaac Horner,
sons of Christian lioi , er, who was born
about 1785, living in luis vicinity. The
one lie is anxious to hear about married
Catharine Sltively, daughter of Isaac
Sliivuly, of near Coueuiuugli.
He saw John Horner near Dayton, 0.,
a good many years ago, but lias not seen
I mil since.
He is anxious to know whether any of
the liorucrs perished m the flood, and if
'.his should meet the eye of anyone by
that name, probably they can trace a re
ationship to Mr. McMeaus.
A Mother's Apt Answer,
A lady traveling from the Bast with her
little daughter a few days ago occupied u
sleeper on the Pennsylvania Railroad and
requested the porter to waken her when
Johnstown was reached. The porter
obeyed. The little girl was the first to
getglimpse of the ruined city, and she
exclaimed : " Mamma, didn't you tel
me that God says in the Bible that He
would never again visit this earth by a
rain flood ? " Tito woman replied : " Yes,
darling ; hut this ruin was caused by a
A ftry of Two Puppies.
Robert Carney, of 147 Iron street. Mi
ner.-ville, has two very tine thoroughbred
silver-haired skyo terrier puppies that lie
prizes very highly. And well lie may.
They have r. history. The puppies were
born ou the day of the flood, and with
their mother were in a box. The box
was washed away, aud while on its way
lodged against a tree. The old dog
jumped out on the debris and caught hold
of the side and held on for all it was
worth. They were rescued shortly after,
and Air. Carney has named tliem Flood
The iWttiitflon House.
This well known hotel has been opened
for same days, and under the manage
ment of JtunefJ. Milligan, is as popular
a hostelrle as in tiie days before the flood.
Large numbers of people dine there ev
ery day, and the table is supplied
abundantly with the best the market af
fords. Mr. Milligan knows how to keep
a hotel. Go and see him.
CUTTING AFFRAY ON VINE STREET
Ailluph Graft' stubs Adam Rutin, of Peelor*
Monday morning about 11:30 o'clock
Adolplt Graff, who came here from New
ark, N. J., aud secured employment with
Mr. Swank, the painter, got into an al
tercation with Adam Bohn, of Peelor
villc, lit the house of Josiali T. Evans, on
Vine street. The result was that Bohn
had to he Taken to Dr. Sheridan's office
to have two very ugly gashes in his back
stitched up, which Graff had inflicted oil
him with a putty knife.
Graff was arrested and taken to the lock
up. In an interview he claimed that
Bulin had accused liitn of stealing a
knife, and knocked him down two or
three times. Graff said lie got tired of
that kind of fun and to protect himself,
drew the knife and stabbed his assaileut.
Sir. Bohn was removed to his home
aud us his wounds ure not dangerous, he
will soon be about.
In the multiplicity of matters claiming
and receiving attention to get the town
into shape for business and rebuilding, it
would be well not to overlook the neces
sity for a speedy replacement of the tem
porary structure across the Stonycreek
from Franklin to Morris street by a per
manent bridge—one that would offer some
resistance to the next freshet. We speak
of the present hastily built oneasa tempo
rary structure, from the fact that instcud
of resting upon substantial piers, its spi
der-like supports consist of a numerous
succession of wooden trestles. When it
is remembered that the w hole length of
the bridge is only about 175 feet, it is not
difficult to see that i's thirteen trestle sup
ports would fall eßsy preys to the large
logs iying in the river above it. A log of
twelve to fifteen feet in length coming
down sideways would necessarily become
the nucleus of a gorge, which would de
stroy the slender trestle work and with it
the bridge itself.
In asking for a Congressional appro
priation to dredge and widen the river
beds, bridges ought to be made one of
the leading features of the plea. As
already stated in the DEMOCRAT the town
cannot be rebuilt, with street railway fa
cilities, without permanent bridges at the
upper and lower ends of Woodvale, at the
lower end of Washington street, across to
Comb . ( . v, and from Franklin to Mor
ris street. We fear that this matter is
being overlooked, and that the usual fall
freshets may leave the several boroughs
without means of communication—that
is, for traffic by wagous, etc.
ICetl Ci'osn Hospital.
There was admitted to the Red Cross
Hospital Saturday aud Sunday seven pa
tients. Two being cases of pernicious
malaria, one of fractured ribs, one injury
of chest, one gunshot wound of hand and
leg—the result of a loaded relic, one of
choleta morbus, and one of nervous pros
tration. Mr. ami Mrs. S., of Kernville,
were found suffering for the want of
proper attention, and since removed to
tiie Hospital, have improved rapidly, al
though upon removal they were danger
ously ill from malarial poisoning and
Mrs. Id. was reported by Dr. Wagoner,
and was found in an uninhabitable house
alone and without attention of any kind.
Dr. 11. A. Starkey, surgeon iu charge of
the Hospital, says that there are undoubt
edly many cases of sickness and want in
the city which should be sent to the Hos
pital where they could have good nurs
ing and medical attention. No worthy
eases are refused admittance, and the
doctor said : " There is always room
for one more,"''
Fish Stories About the Flood.
A good many wild stories are being
printed just now about valuables aud
money found and kept by parties finding
them. Some of these stories are partially
true but the majority have no foundation
in fact. Here are two specimens that it
would take a good sized field glass to And
one little grain of truth :
A relic of the Johnstown flood in the
shape of a roll of money to the amount of
§1,1(50 was recently found in a roll of car
pet in Hichland township. The finder
promptly turned it over to the Johhstown
Committee on valuables.
A prominent Jounstown doctor says
that a relative of his at Nineveh saw a
young man with a box eo'Uainiiig<lo,ooo
in gold which he had found on the river
bank after the flood. Another prominent
resident of that city said that for five per
cent, of all lie would recover he could un
earth §40.000 worth of stolen valuables.
The statement has been mndc that parties
living along the river in Indiana uud
Westmoreland counties have their houses
full of stolen goods.
Jolilifttown Lumber Company.
The Johnstown Lumber Company is do- ]
iug a business of considerable magnitude, I
employing ipiite a number of men, will in '
a short time remove their plant, at present
located in Meadowvale, up the Stonyereek j
to (lie mouth of Shade where they have an
excellent location for their business, and
where the " log boom" will no more men
ace the people of this city. Just at this
juncture it is to be regretted that an indus
try of such proportions should withdraw it
self from Johnstown.
MURDERERS, TROOPS AND LYNCHERS
MOVING BRISKLY IN ALABAMA.
Rut,* Burrows in His Fortress—The Train
Koblier and Assassin, Being Defended
byyt Desperate Gang, Bills Defiance to
BUCKINGHAM, AI.A., July 31. —The posse
from this city, having come back last ev
ening, discouraged from its pursuit of
Rube Burrows, the train robber and mur
derer, the Birmingham Rifles have been
sent to assist the Lamar county authori
ties in capturing the desperado. Bur
rows is reported to be defended by armed
friends in the backwoods and has threat
ened that lie will not be taken alive. The
.Mississippi authorities are guarding the
State line. Six thousand dollars is of
fered for the capture of the criminal.
Seven detectives accompany the military.
Three years ago Burrows robbed a train
in Arkansas with the assistance of his
brother, and the two got $13,000. They
escaped to their home in Lamar county,
in this State, where they were arrested
and thence carried to Montgomery. Rube
escaped by shooting two of the jailors.
His brother was taken back to Arkansas
and hanged. Rube was not heard of
again until last January, when he robbed
the express car of an Illinois Central train
in Mississippi. A few weeks ago be shot
to death Postmaster Graves, of Guinn,
Alabama. Graves had known him from
boyhood and recognized him. Hence the
It was generally supposed yesterday
that Rube Burrows bad again been cap
tured and was iu jail at Vernon, the
county, seat of Lamar county, but the
latest advices describe tin situation thus:
Last Friday Allen Burrows, father of
Rube; John Burrows, a brother and
James Cash, a brother-iu-law, were ar
rested charged with harboring the mur
derer. They were all longed in jail at
Vernon. Rube is hiding witii a band of
well armed despciudoes in a natural fort
ress about seven miles from Vernon.
His citadel is of great streugtli and diffi
cult of approach, and ten men can defend
t against a thousand. Tliu part of the
State is as wild and uncivilized as the
Rocky Mountain region ; the settlers are
of the old school and very ignorant.
Vermin is ten miles from a railroad and
surrounded by a wilderness. The Bur
rows family were among the ii:f settlers,
and although the Burrowsc- are ml des
peradoes 111 y are loved uui'. revered by
the ignorant settlers of the , unty. They
will assist Burrows and lie I. ows i .
When Rube heard that his i.it er and
brothers hail been arrested he -et.l word
to the Sheriff to rcieus • them o.- expect
(lire peiialtie-. Although Rube'.- gang
number less Ihn i forty men. the > i riff
knew what kino of a crowd \m il
telegraphed ft . troops. Before tie rifle
company rear I the sc.- e a courier un
ion need that mob wn lur.aiu.. to ;ake
Ino prisoners out uud li northern f.the
murder of Posiiiinsti-i v - two m.eks
ago. The Sheriff wa- , res
until tiie infantry a >i!riv,-J, wit i forty
guns. As it is, there is danger of
the mountaineers fighting anion, them
selves. The two Buriuw.-us u t icr arrest
and James Cash will be tried tu-niorrow,
if Rube and ins gang don't tree them to
The ISO 4 Hollar.
" There is something curious about the
American silver dollar aud halt dollar of
1804," said a numismatist to a Philadel
phia PrtHa reporter. " There were about
20,000 of the dollars coined, but not one
of them ever got into circulation. Two of
them are in well known coin collections
to-day, however, and they are the most
valuable of all American coins. Why the
dollar of 1804 was never seen iu circula
tion after having left the mint is one of
the unsolved government mysteries.
" It is asserted on good authority that
(lie two 1804 dollars now in existence,
while having been made from the origi
nal die, were in reality not coined for
many years after that year, when they
were surreptitiously struck, and, it is
supposed, issued to u person high in
authority, from who they subsequently
passed into the collections referred to.
" The half dollar of 1804 is surrounded
by a mystery equally profound. There
were over these coiQs, but not
one of these were ever known to be in
circulation. On the other hand, but 700
quarter dollars were coined in that year,
and specimens of these arc in every col
lection aud numismatist's shop.
Johustow-11 Fund Contributions.
The following additions to the Johus
tqwn Relief Fund were received by \
Treasurer Win. 1!. Thompson yesterday: J
Citizens of Chicago, §25,000, making in ;
ail for citizens of Chicago §105,000, ex
clusive of Board of Trade, which con- J
tr i! til ted §16.012.01, and of the banks, '
which sent iu §7,250; old soldiers of
Bradford, I'a., §100: Y. M. C. A. of J
Chicago, (additional) §5; citizens of j
Youugstown, 0,, (additional) §1,210,88. '
DR. HE ALE AND THE MORGIIGB.
His Energetic nn<l Faithful Work Sufficleu
Answer to All Carping Criticism.
Rev. I). J. Bealc, D. D., has, in our
opinion, taken the trouble to answer some
uncalled for and unneceesarry criticism of
his able, efficient, and faithful man
agement of the morgues published in the
Tribune on Saturday last. Mr. Beale'g
work in the morgues, and all through tho
fearful disaster we are passing, justly won
for him golden opinions from all good
people, and we voice the sentiment of the
citizens of Johnstown when wc say that
his whole time and energies were freely
given to make things as pleasant for the
distressed and bereaved ns it was possible
for any one to do. No care and no incon
venience hasj prevented him from giving
all who called upon him for any informa
tion lie possessed : and his encouraging
words and cheerful asssociation among
our people all the time lias given courage
and hope to many who weae despondent.
The following is Mr. Beale's letter to the
Tribune last evening:
To the Editor or the JohnMoten Uunm.
Sik: On my return from Pittsburgh to
day I had the first intimation regarding
those remarkable statemeuts made in your
issue of Saturday respecting the morgue
records. The whole matter, as far as the
member of the Board of Inquiry is con
cerned, is a misunderstanding. He ought
to discriminate between the carefully-pre
pared book containing many notes added
after great researcli and considerable ex
pense by my clerks, Mr. Ritner of Phila
delphia, and Mr. Sample, of the Black
Hills, and the meagre original data gained
in the morgues themselves.
To the latter books, as far as I could
procure them myself, every one had ac
cess ; but with regard to the former book,
which is my own private property, I pre
ferred it should not go out of our hands
until it was compteted; but I have always
directed that persons who have a right to
know its contents should be offered the
In regard to the unkind and unjust in
timation of " the Member of the Board Of
Inquiry," who sees fit to withold his
name, that the pastor of the Presbyterian
Church is a selfish man and wants to make
money out of the misfortunes of his fel
low citizens, I need only apj'ual to those
who know me for its refutal. It may not
be iudelicate for me to state, when under
"a grave charge," that I Have not
sought, and have not received, aud Co
not expect to receive, one penny for
all my difficult and sorrowful services,
which, witli some degree of fidelity and
success, I have rendered to my fellow
citizens, And I may make bold to express
the conviction that the writer voices the
sentiment of this commuuity when he de
clares that it is in very had grae for any
anonymous writer, liiuiv f making money
our of the misfortunes of ids fellow-citi
zei.s, to reflect upon one who has, without
charg.-, performed a most delicate and.
I Ituiuir Mr. Louis Baumer, whose name
is suli enlii'.i id hi" questions which ap
pear s.i tvusutuible. 1 had some opportu
nity .if witnessing his coolness, his cour
ige a.id litieiency for a season in the
r mirth Win.l Morgue at a.time and in a
iiiaee , Inn nit i bctli nun's souls and men's
bodies Lut ins article in your paper,
-c i hum i i aui sure, is very misleading,
it implies t a' people who seek for the
i .rgue 1).., K . (!,. not find them. But my
"isiiiut" a I myself show these records
<> many pets s daih*. It implies that
"u ilillville Morgue i- i convenient,
■ .nt, aud appropriate place to exam
• neiids than the depository of the
uuk -at Xii. to i Lincoln .-tree'. I believe
!i. Biiu..;er to lit in eri rim these points.
J t"./w toirn, July 30, lf ri).
Tin" ?,'i. .v Miliiiibmi Town*.
It is astonishing how rapidly towns are
"priuging up all .ii.utnd us. i'eelorville
lull w ill soon lie covered ail over with
buildings ; Moxliam is assuming propor
tions equalling a good-sized city; and
Tip-Top (save the name !) hack of Kcrn
ville, will soon rival the .Johnstown be
fore the Hood. That is to say, they each
ard all are sucli towns on paper, in which
particular they remind one of a good
many cities and towns we read of away
out m new territories.
Tliat some of them may ultimately be
come such as they now appear on paper
is probable ; but tiiat all Johnstowners
will let their eligible lots lie vacant, and
buy lots and put up buildings away front
the business center of our once prosper
ous, and in the near future more prosper
ous. town is not at ail among the prob
able tilings. With all that is now said in
favor of high points for building purposes,
we very much doubt whether they offer
any "Superior advantages over the Johns
town site, With deeper and wider river
beds, and the removal of bridge obstruc
tions, no apprehension of another disas
trous Hood need be entertained. And
with such a fear no longer a probability,
few, we think, would be willing to ex
change the conveniences of a residence
in Johnstown for one in any of the out
While we have no particular objections
to the creation of a dozen or two of sub
urban villages, we would look upon the
abandonment of Johnstown lots for hill
ones as a very serious mistake, and one
that would be followed fcy regrets by all
making the hnsty exchange. Barring
the Hood disasters, no pleusahter or
healthier location for a town is to lie
found anywhere than our good old Johns
town. With this one drawback (danger of
overflows from the river removed, as it
will be, give us Jolmstown first, last and
all the time as a place for good, quiet,