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BED CLOUD CHIEF
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EED CLOUD. - - - NEBRASKA'
A betort that the Assembly' a
Crete had voted in favor of the annex
ation of the island to Greece is official
The late John Bright.) the noted
English leader, left Ms estate, valued
at 86.184. to his children. No public
bequests were made. .
John D. Washburn, the new Amer
ican Minister to Switzerland, has pre
sented his credentials to the President
of the Alpine Republic.
TnE deepening of the harbor of
"RnMios Avres. Argentine Keputmc
has been completed and the largest
vessels can now enter tho port
The trustees of the Hartford (Conn.)
Theological Seminary have voted to
open courses of the institution to
women on the same terms as to men.
Agent McChesney, at Cheyenne,
Dak., has received instructions from
Secretary Noble to notify all white
settlers now on the reservation to leave.
Large numbers of Mormons from
Utah and Idaho are emigrating to
British Columbia, whore they have
purchased several thousand acres of
The Chilian Government, it is re
ported, has determined to order for
immediate delivery ten forty-fivc-ton
Krupp guns for the defense of the
Two men in Salvador recently
stripped a coffee tree of its branches,
sharpened its apex and then impaled
on it an unfortunate woman, who died
TnE Treasury Department has de
cided that knife sharpeners made of
wood, steel and emery are dutiable as
manufactures in part of metal, and not
as whetstones or manufactures of steel.
A voluntary public subscription is
l)eing raised in Salvador to pay off the
eld claims of English bondholders,
which have long been unpaid. Senor
Kinrota has headed the list with $50,
000. The late Count Tolstoi's proposed
reforms have been finally elaborated
and will be laid before the court of
the empire with a view to their pro
mulgation. The scheme will be tried
in six of the Russian provinces.
The molders who returned to work
at Rathbone, Sard & Co.'s shops, at
Albany, N. Y., pending arbitration of
their difficulty, a proposed reduction
often per cent., have quit work again
because the firm wanted to withhold
the ten per cent, reduction from the
men's wages, pending the decision of
At a meeting of the London Council
the other day it was proposed that a
resolution be adopted expressing sym
pathy with the Prince and Princess of
Wales because of the behavior of the
crowd at the Whitehall review. Mr.
Burns, the Socialist member, strongly
objected to the proposal, however,
and the matter was dropped.
The Manitoba Government's Onta
rio emigration agent has been in
structed by the Premier of Manitoba
to visit Michigan and Wisconsin and
report on the condition of the farmers
in those States with a view to com
mencing a vigorous emigration cam
paign there. It was claimed that a
great many were anxious to move out
Among those upon whom Queen Vic
toria conferred dignities in honor of
her seventieth birthday, were Boehm.
the sculptor. George Burns, of the
Cunard steamship line. Prof. Stokes,
author of the book "Ireland and the
Celtic Church, and Mr. Reid, chief of
the Irish police. Messrs. Boehm,
Stokes and Burns were created baron
ets and Mr. Beid was raised to knight
hood. Ex-Senator Tiiomas C. Platt, of
New York, and General Russell Alger,
of Michigan, will spend the summer in
Alaska. They will leave New York
June 20 in General Alger's private
car, Michigan. They will journey by
rail to Tacoma and there take a steam
er for Alaska. Mr. Platt will be Gen
eral Alger's guest on the trip. They
expect to be away two months or
The Illinois House has passed the
Senate bill to restrict the circulation
of certain flash" papers. It makes
it unlawful to sell, lend or give
away or otherwise distribute to
any minor any book, magazine,
pamphlet or newspaper devoted to the
publication of, or principally made up
of, criminal noma, police reports or
accounts of criminal deeds or pictures
and stories of deeds of bloodshed, lust
or crime. - -
A cablegram has been received at
the Argentine legation in Washington
stating that a treaty bad been sigded
by the Governments of Bolivia and tbe
Argentine Kepublic by which the dif
ferences between the two countries in
regard to the boundary line between
them had been satisfactorily adjusted.
Several times during' tho past few
years war was imminent between these
two Americaa republics over the
boundary Hue dispute.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph r$d IfeiL
msoxAi. a fouticax.
W. W. Tbomab. Uaited lUtN Minister
toHwdn,wu received ia grand style
by King Oscar on the 27th. He was es
corted to the palace ia a royal carriage by
Count Horn sad received by Military aad
court official. Both Mr. Thoatas aad the
King Bed speeches.
The death of Laura Bria'gmaB Is aa
noanced at the Boat Boston Asylaai, at
the ace of t Ifty-aiae. This remarkable
woraaa possessed only a sease ef feeling,
having at two years of age lost her other
faculties by an attack of scarlet fever
Notwithstanding these misfortunes she
was educated bj Dr. SL G. Howe until she
became qaite talented.
Samuel J. Bear, of Iowa, has been ap
pointed United States Consul at Belfast;
Secbetaht Pboctoh, of the .War De
partment, left Washington on the 27th on
receipt of a telegram from Rutland, Vt,
that bis twelve-year-old son was danger
Tbk New York Herald or the 27tn puo
llshed a Washington dispatch, stating
that trouble was likely to come with Great
Britain over the jurisdiction of Bearing
Adjutant-General Dbum having
reached the age of sixty-four years has
been formally retired from active service'
in the army. General Keltos, who has
been Assistant Adjutant-General, will act
as Adjutant-General until an appoint
ment is made to fill the office.
Cardinal. Gibbons has expressed him
self as decidedly opposed to prohibition
but in favor of high license.
Ex-Pbesident Cleveland was the
guest and made a notable speech-on the
prospects of the Democracy at the ban
quet of the Young Men's Democratic Club
at the Fifth Avenue Hotel on the night of
BEcnsTARY Tract has received a cable
gram from Admiral Kimberly dated May
27 stating that tbe natives of Samoa were
disbanding and that peace is now as
sured. Governor Eagle has appointed T. E.
Hasfcins, of Forest City, sheriff of St.
Francis Couuty, Ark., until an election
can be held. This, it is believed, will end
all trouble in, that county.
The Canadian Government does not an
ticipate trouble with the United States
over tbe jurisdiction of Alaska waters.
The discovery of plots against the life
of the Czar are of almost daily occur
rence. The Russian police have discov
ered numerous societies with ramifications
all over the continent whose sole purpose
seems to be the murder of the Russian
The Belgian Chamber of Representa
tives has voted confidence 78 to 82 in
favor of tbe ministry.
Secretaries Wisdom and Noble both
left Washington on tbe 29. h the former
for New York and the latter for Phila
delphia. It was recently rumored that the Mexi
can Congress, in secret session, was dis
cussing tbe question of ceding .Lower
California to tbe United States. It was
believed, however, that the rumor was
merely a stratagem of the Conservatives.
John B. Cotton, of Lewiston, Ma, ap
pointed Assistant Attorney-General, will
have charge of all Government business
before the Court of Claims.
Ex-United States Senator E H. Rol
lins, of New Hampshire, has had another
paralytic stroke and is very low.
The President has appointed Orlow W.
Chapman, of Bingbampton, N. Y., Solicitor-General.
Chief Justice and Mrs. Fuller returned
to Chicago on tbe 30th for tbe first time
since their departure to Washington.
In tbe British House of Commons Sir
James Ferguson, Parliamentary Secretary
to the Home Office, denied the reports
from Victoria, British Columbia, that
three men-of-war in the Pacific bad been
ordered to proceed to the B hring sea to
protect British sealing vessels from inter
ference by American men-of-war.
The widow of General Sheridan, who
has been ill la Washington recently, is
A banquet in honor of Mr. Ryan, the
United btates Minister, was given in the
City of Mexico on the 30th. Minister
Ryan responded to tbe toast; "The Presi
dent of the United States." His speech
was vigorously applauded.
Two Canadian blood Indians concerned
ia a recent raid into Montana where they
murdered two Gros Ventre Indians, have
been arrested ia Manitoba and will be
seat to Montana for trial.
The racehorse Saratoga and its jockey,
Enoch Turner, were both killed by an ac
cident at the West S.de park, Chicago, re
cently. The jury to try T. B. McDow for the
murder of Editor Dawson, of Charleston.
8. C. has been drawn. Friend of the
murdered man say the jury box has been
tampered with owing to the great pro
portion of colored men in the panel.
Ten thousand people have been rendered
homeless by a terrible conflagration in
Mrs. Moixie Cohwin. of Shelbyville,
Ind., was recently granted a divorce from
her seventh husband.
Many lives were lost and aa enormous
amount of property destroyed by a ter
rific hurricane, which prevailed for foar
days on the Australian coast.
The Southern Inter-State Railway As
sociation completed its work at 8t Louis
on the 3ith and adjourned. Tbe West
ern classification-sheet will hereafter gov
ern the Southern Association.
Nathan Corwith, one of the most widely
known citizens of Chicago, died recently.
Mr. Corwith had at one time accumulated
about $1500,00 J and retired from business.
Last July hie son, Gurdon Corwith, a
metal broker of New York, persuaded his
father to embark his means In an effort to
corner the lead market, but the attempt
failed and Mr. Corwith lost every dollar
of his fortune.
The niost disastrous frost of the season
visited Southwestern Michigan the other
nighr, doing immense damage to early
vegetable and small traits aad even corn
Killing frosts are reported in several
counties in Central New York, The dam
age was especially great ia the vineyards
and track farms.
Thomas McGetchen. who skipped from
Baltimore with $80,000 of the funds of tae
Baltimore Unlimited Oil CompaBy, has
ben caaght at Tavares, Fla,
E. W. Voioh's big brewery in Detroit,
Mich has been sold to aa English syndi
cate for $1,000,000, of which $00,000 is fat
The report that tbe British Meet aas
been ordered to the Behring sea was a
BurriNGTOx'8 wheel works Bear Bur
lington, ! Iowa, were destroyed by ire.
The Addystone pipe aad steel works
aear Ciaclnaatl have been distroyed by
Sevebe storms have caused great dam
age ia France aad China. Many lives
have been lost.
VizrrELLL the well known bookseller of
London, has been sentenced to three
months' imprisonment for publishing
A ctclone swept through a portion ef
the vailey at Martinsburg, W. Va,, on the
30th. At Falling Waters the barn of John
W. Criswell was blown down. The killed
were: J. E. Powell, a pumpmaker, and J.
A tornado gathered on the mountain
side aear Hagerstowa, Md., on tbe 30th
and destroyed several cottages aad swept
up the valley of the Potomac, carrying
way a number of houses, barns and
churches. Ten persons were reported
A heavt storm of rain and hail visited
Huajutla, Mexico, on the 30th. The town
was inundated and almost entirely de
stroyed, Many lives were lost The de
struction of cattle and other property was
A ctclone from the west struck Dan
ville, Va., on the 33th and demolished a
six-story Luilding. Robert Britt, James
Young, G. J. Jones, Bud Hooper and D.
W. Biler were buried in the ruins and
were subsequently takeu out dead. Harry
Oak was rescued alive, but died in a few
moments. Six others were fatally injured.
Settlers near Norden, Keya Paha
County. Neb., were arriving at that town
recently for protection on account of a
great Indian scare. The scare was due
probably to a false report from the Pine
Ridge agency of an Indian outbreak there.
Rosenbaum & Co.. wholesale druggists,
of Cincinnati, have disappeared. They
bad been buying on credit and selling for
cash for less than cost
An organized band of masked men
from Marinette. Wis., have raided a noto
rious pinery dive at Pehtigo, wounded tbe
watchmen, drove out the inmates at the
muzzles of puns and burned the premises
to tbe c round.
Prince Alois Echwarzenbcrq and a
Lieutenant of hussars fought a duel near
Vienna recently. The former was mortal
One hundred arrests have been made at
Belgrade in connection with the recent
Decoration day was duly observed on
the 30th. The occasion was seized upon by
politicians, somewhat more than usual,
to elaborate their principles. Tbe prin
cipal features were visits to Grant's tomb
at New York and tho Sheridan monu
ment at Washington. In the South, Con
federate and Federal graves were deco
rated alike. President Harrison attended
tbe parade at New York,
The drought in Louisiana and Missis
sippi has been broken by good rains.
FRE in Alexandria, Va., recently de
stioyed tbe tannery of C C Smoot &
Sons, tbe largest in tin South.
Da H. L. Moody, said to be one of tbe
shrewdest forgers in tbe country, was ar
rested in Chicago recently after a chase
all over the United States, lasting over a
Secretary Windom has affirmed the
decision of tbe Collector of Customs at
New York, assessing duty at tbe rate of
33c per pound and 35 per cont ad valorem
on recent importations oi so-cauea
worsted coatings, suitings, eta, used in tbe
manufacture of men's and boys' clothing.
Tue action of the Chicago, Burlington
& Northern in reducing freight rates to
the basin of 39 cents a hundred pounds
from Chicago to St Paul on traffic origi
nating east of Chicago will be met by all
tbe other St Paul lines except the Rock
The London Jockey Club hss warned
Lord James Douglas off the Newmarket
course for defaulting in bets.
An unknown tramp, who was stealing a
ride on an eastbound freight train of the
Memphis & Charleston railroad tbe other
night, was set upon and beaten by two
negro brakemen and shot by the con
ductor, Ed Ham. The dead body was then
thrown on tbe track near Inks, Miss., and
not discovered until it had been run oter
by tbe eastbound .passenger train.
There was a terrible clouutnirst near
Coburg, Ont, oa the 2d. The waters Ia
the Province are said to have caused foOO,
The floods at Mount Cermet, Pa have
caused the suspension of tea large mines,
causing 6.000 bands to be throws oat of
To add to the horrors of the Johnstown
calamity numbers of ghouls were at work
robbing tbe dead. To do this they hacked
off fingers and ears of women. The sight
so incensed the citisens that several of
them were mercilessly lynched, causing
considerable disorder, approach ng an
archy, and making it extremely difficult
to organize any system of relief for the
thousands in distress. Estimates of tkie
terrible calamity run to as high as 4.000
lives lost wiih:f 40,00). 000 damage. 'Relief
meetings were called in all parts of the
Clearing house returns for the week
ended June 1 snowed an average increase
or 22. 6 compared with tbe corresponding
week or last year. In New York the in
crease was 35.6.
The resignation of F. M. Stockslager,
Commissioner of the General Lind-office,
which was tendered March 5 last, has
been accepted by tbe President, to take
fleet Jane 30.
Disastrous floods were reported in
Eastern cities on the 2d. due to the heavy
rains. The Potomac overflowed at Wash
ington. At Elmira, N. Y., and vicinity
the damage amounted to $oOJ,000, thirteen
lives being reported lost at Corning.
Much damage was also done at Andovar
ami Wellsville, N. Y. Several bridge at
HornelWville were swept away. At
Petersburgh, Va., there was a great flood
with damages at $100,000. At Harper's
Ferry eight lives were lost, and elevea
drownings were reported in Maryland,
A special from Spring Valley, I1L, says:
Governor Fifer has ordered three compa
nies of militia here to protect tbe men em
ployed by the 8pring Valley Coal Com
pany who are workinz ia the middle vein.
A txleobajc from Nashville, Tenn., an
nounces thai Neil P. Brown, ex-reading
clerk of tbe last National House of Repre
sentatives, was ran over aad killed by a
train. Mr. Brown was a widely known
Democrat and had filled the position of
reading cleik at several National Demo
The Federal grand jary at Chicago has
indicted Alexander McKay.geaeral frieght
agent of the Michigan Central road, aad
others for granting special rates on grata
shipments to Councilman & Co, of Chi
cago, about six months ago. '
Following is the April report of the
Chicago, Burlington. & Qaiacy railroad,
iacluding all lines controlled by that cor
poration: Gross earnings, $2,513, 75U.64,
aa increase ofv(3!)3,417.78 over those of the
corresponding period last yar; expenses
L 691 223,. a decrease of 29S,313-47; net
ean.ings, $822,536164, an increase of C87,-73X25.
NEBRASKA .STATE NEWS.
J. V. Wixchelu a traveling shoe salss
Bsaa from New York City, awde a desper
ate attempt at suicide the other night ia
his room at the Millard Hotel ia Omaha.
He used a smalt pocket-knife with asingle
blade oaly three inches long. The next
morning 'a friead called, and as he
knocked at the door for admissiod Wia
cbell informed bim that he was unable to
get ap aad let him ia, because he had cat
his throat daring the night An entrance
was effected, and it was found that
Winehell had cut his throat in two places,
and finding that Beither proved fatal he
thrust the knife with the blade open into
one of them, and thrust it down his throat
with his finger, until it passed beneath
the breast-bone and lodged there. It was
removed with forceps.
A vicious Clydesdale stallion, which
killed its groom in Kana and injured
several other keepers, and which is now
owned ia Wilber. attacked a stable hand
one day recently and crushed his arm into
an unsightly mass. The horse's jaws bad
to be pried apart before it would release
its victim. The man would lose bis arm.
Mrs. Gillespie, wife of the late door
keeper of the Senate, was recently in
Lincoln ia search of her husband, who
soon after the Legislature adjourned re
turned to Valentine to arrange for remov
ing to Omaha or Lincoln. Mrs. Gillespie
made a brief visit to the country and upon
returning fonnd that her husband had dis
appaared, taking with him two trunks,
one of which was filled with her wearing
apparel. That was on April 7 and she
has received no word from bim since. He
not only took all her clothing but left her
no money. The cause of tbe flight was
thought to be a shortage in his accounts
with the insurance companies which he
The other afternoon while John Clause,
and his wife were at work in a field, about'
a mile from their home, in Hamilton
County, they left their children at home.
, Tbe larger girl, e glit years old, while
. lighting a fire with kerosene oil, accident
ally set her clothing on fire, burning it
' nearly all off, and herself so terribly that
she died next evening. No assistance was
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i at hand and none arrived until the smaller
I rttillsAn hnrl iTAna tn (ha navanra Brittl tliA
children bad gone to the parents with the
news. The bouse, being built of sod and
without a floor, was not burned.
Patrick O'Connor, lately of Omaha,
was recently killed in a saloon brawl at
August Davis, a farmer, while walking
through tbe woods about bal f a mile north
east of Irving on, Douglas Countv, the
other day. was horrified by coming sud
denly upon an unknown man banging
from the limb of a large tree in a ravine
between the Elhorn Valley and the
Omaha roads. On the ground was a six-'
barrel revolver with two chambers empty
and tbe others loaded. Closer inspection
revealed an ugly-looking bullet-hole in
the man's forehead. He had evidently
shot and then hanged himself. There was
nothing to lead to his identity and tbe
coroner expressed the belief that tbe man
bad been banging two months.
Several days ago a little child of Jeff
Force, living three miles south of Craig,
was sitting on tbe floor by the cook stove,
when it pulled one of the leg from under
the stove, causing an upset and pouring a
kettle of hot water on itself, scaldirg it
terribly. Tbe fire from the stove also set
fire to the child's clothes, burning it so
badly that it died next day.
In broad daylight the other day two
well-dressed young men knocked at the
door of the residence of Dr. N. H. Brown,
of Fremont and inquired of the bired girl
if Mrs. Brown was at borne. They were
informed that she was not, when tbey
asked for the doctor, and were told he was
also absent The men then told her that
they were old friends of tbe family, and
wculd go in tbe parlor and take a seat,
which they did. and the girl went about
her wot k iu the kitchen. Soon one of them
went to tbe kitchen and forcing the girl
into tbe dining room covered her with a
revolver. The other man then went
through tbe house rapidly and took such
money as he could find, but only got $8.50,
overlooking some valuable jewelry and
two watches aear at hand. They then
When district court was opened at Os
ceola on the 27ih there was not a criminal
case on the docket nor a prisoner iu the
Mas. William- Sanderson, of Hast
ings, recently trid to kili herself by tak
ing poison. The timely arrival of a doc
tor, however, saved her life.
The farmers of Beaver precinct Hamil
ton County, have organized a Farmers'
William Young fell from a bay mow at
Nebraska City several days ago and bit
off his tonga.
John Navocc was instantly killed and
Joseph Dritchaek had his leg broken at
Schuyler ia a runaway accident the other
evening. Tbey were hauling piles whea
the team became frightened, throwing tbe
men under the wheels which passed over
Tbe two-year-old child of Julius West
rom, living near Plainview, died recently
from the effects of strychnine left care
lessly within its reach.
Citizens of Nebraska generally honored
tbeir dead heroes on Decoration Day by
covering their graves with beautiful
Ix tbe trial of Mrs. Aldrich at Hastings,
upon the charge of poisoning her hus
band, tbe jury returned a verdict of
The friends of E. W. Justice and Robert
Campbell, of Grand Island, fear that the
two men have met with foul play. They
started some time ago for Oregon with a
car of stallions and bad not been heard
from ia over two weeks.
The Western Nebraska State Sports
men's Association h'Us a grand tourna
ment at Hastings June 18, Id and 20, and
$300 in special premiums have been added
to the regular award'.
John T. Newell a fanner living nine
teen miles nortn?att of Springfield, was
found dead in his bed the other morning
with twenty-four bullet holes in his body.
He lived alone. 1 here wa no clew to the
identity of h:s as-assins, but there Is lit
tle doubt i ha he was killed by the vigi
lantes, as hi was very outspoken against
them, and was charged with harboring
"rustlers," as the cattle thieves are called.
Recentlt a beet sugar meeting was
held at Grand Island aad f 13.000 ia stock
was subscribed on the spot while a solic
iting committee was appointed to secure
The Grand Island Odd Fellows are
already making preparations to car for
the grand lodge which meets in that city
Rev. James Suggs, a well known col
ored preacher, died at bis home ia Orleans
ob the 22J. He had beea a slave for thirty
years, was a soldier ia tbe late war, and
had preached the gospel for thirty years.
Burglars entered the Kansas City
Omaha depot at Yo;k tho other night but
only secured twenty-five cents in money,
I a revolveaand thirty cigars.
1 Orer Four Thousand Lire Lost la
Meet Awfat Beea The Heleeaast
Brldge-SoaM lUtt la Um
Pittsburgh. Pa, Jane .-The scene at
Johnstown beggars descriptioa. Thou
sands of sightseers aad anxious frieads
are gathered about the devastated city
and hundreds of wreckers are busily at
work removing debris aad assisting taa
Five hundred men were at work on the
railroad track and at eight o'clock yester
day morning the first train passed over
the road from Saag Hollow to Johnstown.
It was received all along the line with
cheers and shouts of encourage
ment from who were waiting,
eager to obtain supplies contained
in the relief trains. three ef
which lay in Sang Hollow all night
waiting to get through. The first train
over the reconstructed track was sent oat
j by the citizens of Pittsburgh, ana was
manned by the Americus Club boys
, Captain A." J. Logan wan in charge aid
was ably assisted by Jack Little, chief of
' the commissary department Tho train
brought glad news and much needed re
lief to hundreds of starving women and
children. "God bless you." was enough
to touch the heart of hardened cynics.
Adjutant-General Hasting bas estab
lished headquarters in the city and has
' proceeded to deputize as many citizens as
j possible. The police were organ. zed oa
the other side of the river and by ten
o'clock the whole locality was fairly well
patrolled. At two o'clock yesterday after
noon another squad of police came up
from Pittsburgh, so that at present the
p.underers have a hard time making any
It is still impossible to give any accu-
i rate laeaonnenumuer u uoa '"
, ,aces an estimata lower than 4.O0O. and
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reliable information tonus to snow inai n
will reach twice that Relief committees
are well settled and are doing b:g work.
The press relief committee and that of the
Free Masonic order, which was first on
the ground, reached Sang Hollow and
pushed over almost impassable ro ids to
Kearnsville whsre the receiving depot
was established at the hou-e of Alexan
der Kennedy, president of the Johnstown
council. The amount of clothing and pro- I
visions sent in, while very large, will only ,
last a few days and more is needed at ,
once. The waters are receding rapidly
and by to-morrow or next day most of the
street, of Johnstown will be iree trom tae
flood. There is still a wild, surging stream
separating tbe two parts of tbe city, how
ever, and it will be several days before
communication is thoroughly established.
The work of repairing tbe bridge is going
on rapidly and it is expected that by
Tuesday or Wednesday trains will ran
the unburted dead.
Johsstow.v, Pa June 3. l'hree hun
dred and twenty bodies are lying jast
across tbe river in Indiana County. The
real estimate of the number of dead can
never be made. Yoa can not turn up a
log in Johntown without finding a body
under it Five bodies were found in the
npper floor of the club house. One oJ
them was a woman of fiue appearance.
There are at least 4.000 bodies in the 2,000
houses that are still burning. Blackened
skulls are seen everywhere. The entire
force of Western Union operators Is
among the lost. Eight bodies were found
piled in a space five feet square.
SAW ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY DROWXEBL
Pittsburgh, Pa., June a A baggage
man of the Pennsylvania railroad gives a
graphic account of tbe disaster. His
train bad been stopped at New Florence,
and while standing in his car door he saw
one hundred and thirty persons drowned
in less than twenty minutes. There was
a terrible current, a whirlpool ia the
river, at this pjint, and as the people
came to it they weat down. The B.lii
more & Ohio aad Penasylvaaia railroad'
are carrying supplies free of charge and
are doing every thing possible to relieve
PrrrsBuaoB, Pa.. Jane 3 The ire at
Jobnstowa bridge where drift is burning
has not been extinguished. The skulls of
six people can be seen sticking np oat of
the ruins above tbe bridge. .Nothing but
blackened skulls can be seea buried in the
debris. There are supposed to be several
hundred bodies there. The whole thing
will be blown up with dynamite.
SOUK TXT AWE.
Pittsburgh, Pa., June 3 A member of
the Americau Club, who has just returned
here from Jobnstowa, states that there
are still many people in the wrecked
houses, and among the dnbris at the
bridge who are still alive. O te man was
rescued alive from the water at the bridge
late last night Tbe idea that some of the
unfortunate people who are imprisoned
are still alive has created in
tense excitement more especially as
it was intended aad preparations had
been made to blow np tbe bridge with
dynamite. The fire engines have just
r ached the scene and begun to pour
streams of water upon the burning mass.
Grave fears are now entertained that un
less this debris can be gotten rid of soon
it will produce aa epidemic, as it is sap
posed to contain a thousand bodies as well
as a large number of horses, cattle aad
TIIE FIXAKCIAX. LOSSES.
Johxstowr, Pa.. June & The financial
losses by the great flood will be 440.000,
000. This is the conservative estimate
made yesterday by a body of business
men. and it is not one dollar too high. As
tbe water recedes the great loss can be
more clearly seen. Of this amoaat the
Cambria Iron Company wilt lose at
least $1,500,000. Their great iron plant
is almost a total wrack. Oae mill has
beea completely swept away, aad the
machinery la the others has been either '
ruined or carried away. The woodwork
alone of fLOOO. 000 was baraed last night
It is bow estimated from a careful sarvey
of the flooded districts that at least 3,600
dwellings were carried away.
A Xaea-Waatesl Kid.
Hastings, Neb., Juae 2. David Criaka
low. alias Kid Hawkias, the gambler
charged with killing Frank Fansler, also
a gambler, last November at the Southern
saloon ia this city, was acquitted of mur
der la the district court Upoa his ac
quittal authorities front Kansas City re
arrested the kid for a murder committed
in that city seme time age.
Chicago, Jaue 2. Thomas Murphy and
a man named Wilson have b-ea arrested
on suspicion of being implicated ia Cron
n's murder. The police refused to state
what the evidence was agaiast them, aad
I even denied they had beea arrested,
THE LATE CYCLONE.
rastkevrartleatars of the Kansas Toraaaa
Kxteat C taa Damaga.
Emtoblb. SJUk, May . Tue cyclaaa
which visited Chase County Tuesday,,
twenty-three miles west of this city, was
terribly detrnotlve of property and eaa
life-was lost with almost a certainty o
aaother, aad about a dosea were more or
lees injured. Latest reports from the
scene state that not a hoase nor fence of
any kind has bees left standing for near
ly four miles ia the track of the cyclone
and ealy hare traaks or stamps of trees.
The point of most damage was Bear tbe
8aata Fe railroad, track, about two
miles west of a small towa named
Clemeats, on the farm of Milton
Brown, whose hoase was rased to
the foaadation and he himself almost
iastaatly killed. His wife was fatally in
jured and his oldest son. Edward, bad his
leg broken. His daughter. Sarah, waa
badly hart internally and one of her legs
was broken, aad his littlo baby's head
bruised almost oat ef shape. A portion
of tbe bouse roof fell oa and crushed Mr.
Brown's head almost flat and be lived but
a few minutes. The residence of Spencer
Pickard was totally destroyed to the
foundation. 8. D. Hasten lost all his bee
hives, barns, outhouses and bad bis resi
dence badly damaged. Tbe residence of B.
M. Chappell was lifted and blown fifteen
feet off its foundation and dropped on th
ground a total wreck. Job Johnson lost lii
windmill, orchard, residence, outhouses.
barns, etc.. and himself and daughter
were injured, tho latter so badly as to b
unable to be about. William Dawson wait
also hurt in the wreck of Johnson's house.
At least fifteen or twenty other farmers
lost residences or crops or both anil there
is no estimating tbe monetary- loss tc
those visited by tbe wild winds. Some
wonderful escapes from death ara chron
icled, among them that of the family of
Milt Hunt who took refuge in their cellar
and escaped without a scratch to any of
them, although the house was blown tc
fragments from over the heads. Another
family named Hoff escaped by firing to
the cellar of Mr. Brown, who himself was
killed. Many peculiarities of the storm,
were noted. Among them was the snap
ping off of a hui;e elm tree by
the wind, while not ten feet away
was a very small soft maple with
seemingly not a leaf missing. At
one place the fence posts for a longdis
tance were stripped of tbeir wire, it hav
ing seemingly been blown away, and in
other places tbe posts themselves were
gone and the wire lay around loose. The
storm took with slight deviations an al
most due east coarse and barely passed
tbe town of Clements by possibly half a
mile. Had it struck the town the loss of
life and property would have been fearful
to contemplate. Mr. Brown, who was
killed, was formerly from Rush County,
Ohio, and has relatives here. He also ha
relatives named Stevenson, who reside nt
Burlington, Kan. Ha was a well-to-do-farmer
nearly fifty years age, and served
during the war in the Ninety-first Ohio
infantry, and was mustered out as Cap
tain of a company in that regiment
Destructive Gale on Lake Ontario A Ves
sel Goes Ashore.
Kingston. Ont, May 3J. The worst dis
aster that bas occurred on Lake Ontario
in many years took place Tuaday. The.
steam barge. D. D. Calvin, of Kingston,
with a tow of schooners with timbr from
St Ignace, was struck by a gale off Long
Point The tow line parted and tbe Nor
way, Valencia and Bavaria were in the
trough of tbe sea. The two former man
aged to coma to anchor after being
waterlogged, and were picked up
by the Calvin and Armenia and
brought here. The crews were
perched on cabin tops for twenty-four
hours, without food and with the waves
washing over them, and suffered terribly.
The Bavaria went ashore on Gnlloo
island, sixty miles from here, and the
crew were: Captain John Marshall, wife
and three children, of Kingston; First
Mate Felix Campan. wife and six children,
of Garden Island; Second Mate John Snell
leaves a widowed mother; William Mc
Garrity, Garden Island; Sandv Berry.
Pittsburg; Archy Borley and Elias Borley,
St Paul's bay, all seamen and single, an-1
Bella Hartman, cook.
Series CeaBagratlea la Japan Earth
Sajt Francisco, May 31 A Pacific
mail steamer which arrived yesterday
brought startling news from China aad
A thousand hoasas ia Yokato. Japan
were destroyed by fire on the 3d inst,
The fire originated in the residence
quarter about tea o'clock at night aad
burned for sixteen hours. Many lives
were lost The Emperor subscribed over
$6,000 out of his own purse for the relief
of the sufferers. About 10,000 people went
On Oshima island aa eruptton took place
April 13 and destroyed more than half the
houses on tbe island.
Another peculiar disease has broken out
in Tukadagnn, the victims dying five hours
after being attacked.
A series of earthquakes was followed
by the opening of the ground a thousand
feet long by three wide.
Fatal Barn Raising.
Akbon, (X, May 3). At a barn raising
on the (arm of Jacob Boers tier, at Loyal
Oak. seven miles from this city, yester
day while oae of the big bents were beiug
elevated into position one of hesidj posts
slipped beyond the protecting bar and th
big beam fell with terrible force upon a
score of men. The utmost consternation
prevailed and tbe work of rescua retarded
for the time being, owing to the ex
citement aad lack of adequate help.
Frank , Iricb was the first rescued aad
will die, his chest being crushed entirely
in. Jacob Kurtz, of Norton Center, was
crashed fatally. Milton Boerstler. a son
of the owner of the barn, received fatal
injuries. Joseph Baaer, his son William
and brother Charles were terribly gasheS
aad braised aad a dozen more were more
or less injured. Tha wives of the men
ware ia the house preparing a dinner for
the occasion aad some of them were com
pletely prostrated bv the calamity.
The Faetae Mail's Annual.
NEW York. May 31. The Pacific Mail
stockholders held their annual meeting at
the company's oflce lathis city and re
elected the eld directors. The annual
statenteat shows that the company earned
ia tha year ended April 3. 1889. .161,057r
an Increase ef JB&519 over the earnings
of the preceding year. The expenses of
eeeratiag were $3,666,100, an incrjaMf
$96X041. leaving Bet earniags of 45VW
an increase of $64 4C& The report staK
that the oaly new steamer now in course
of construction, the China, will flV a for.
tgn flair. T will be launched in a few
diys. George Gould, in referring to the
matter, stated teat she bas been built for
one-th irU iess than the prices quoted b
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