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BED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C. HOSMER, Proprietor.
ftEDrT.OTn . . . NFPKASKA
Ex-Captain Aldkich of the Chicago
police' has been indicted for exacting
a bribe from a saloonkeeper.
The Cunard Steamship Company
and the Oceanic Steam Navigation
Company have secured the contracts
to carry the outward mails from Great
The Postmaster-General has sent
circulars to about 100 post-offices to
get statistics of Sunday work with a
view to reducing such work if pos
sible. i .
All the arrangements havo been
completed by Governor Warren, of
Wyoming, for the election July 8 of
delegates to the constitutional conven
tion to be held September 2. This will
be the first step toward seeking ad
mission. Assistant Secretary TicnEN or has
received a petition from delegates to
the wool growers' convention, asking
the President to call an extra session
of Congress to consider tariff legisla
tion with special reference to woolen
A fierce gale raged on the lakes on
the night of the 30th the wind reach
ing a velocity of forty miles an hour at
Chicago, forty-two at Milwaukee and
thirty-eight at Green Bay. Much
damage was done to shipping, but no
lives were lost.
Counsel for Kemmler, the con
demned murderer, of Buffalo, N. Y.,
will appeal on habeas corpus proceed
ings for a review of the verdict, on
the ground that death by eiectricity is
a cruel and unusual punishment, and
Judge Sullivan, of San Francisco,
in an order in the Sharon case, re
fusing to recognize Judge Sawyer's
Injunction, holds that the United States
Circuit Court is not superior to the
State court and that it has no power
to annul the decree of a State court.
It has been officially announced on
the New York Stock Exchange that no
more quotations will be distributed by
tock indicators or tickers. Quota
tions will be gathered on the floor, but
members will have to furnish them to
customers by memorandum, as in
The Official Messenger says that at
A dinner given in Peterhof recently
in honor of the Princess of Montene
gro, who has been betrothed to the
Grand Duke Peter, the Czar offered a
toast to the ruler of Montenegro,
whom he declared to be the sole sin
cere and faithful friend of Russia.
Admiral Gerjiardt, who has re
turned to Washington from Hayti, re
ports to the Navy Department that
he docs not think there is any truth in
the rumor of a treaty between France
and Legitime, though he thinks it
probable that Legitime's representa
tive in Paris has proposed such a
A telegram from Mount Auburn,
Iowa, gives brief particulars of a
Whitecap outrage near there in which
a number of persons were fatally in
jured. The victim was a farmer and
his barn was burned down. Being
driven out by the flames he defended
himself with a pitchfork, wounding
Lord Salisbury, replying to a depu
tation in favor ofabi-metallic standard
of currency, said ho did not think a
parliamentary decree would settle the
question but the opinion of the people,
founded on business-interests, must de
cide it. He hoped that tho coming
congress at Paris would be really an
International one. The final decision
would depend on how far tho nations
Instructions have been issued by the
Canadian Department of Railways and
anals for the opening of all the St.
Lawrence canals from midnight Satur
days until six p. m. Sundays. This
order is the outcome of tho strong
representations of Canadian forwarders
that by closing all the canals all day
on Sunday they were discriminated
against and that traffic was diverted
to the Erie canal which otherwise
would take tho St. Lawrence route.
Alexander McKay, general freight
agent of the Michigan Central rail
road. Local Freight Agent Nichols
and Contracting Freight Agent W. P.
Griswold, of the same line, and E. L.
Somers, agent of the Blue Line, who
were a few days ago indicted by the
Federal grand jury for violation of the
Inter-State law, have given bonds at
Chicago forf 1,000 each. A. W. Street,
formerly assistant freight agent of the
Michigan Central, who was also in
dicted, did not appear.
A the annual meeting of the Liv
erpool (England) Gas Fittings Com
pany it Was stated -that the company
was about to try the experiment of
using an automatic gas meter. It was
an apparatus of recent invention and
had been successfully tried in Biiv
jningham. The consumer, by putting a
penny in a slit iahe apparatus, could
obtain a supp-of twenty-five, cubic
feet of gas, and it was expected that
for small tenement, holders this ar
rangement would prove -both conven
ient and economical .. ',.-.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Olaansd by Tategrsph and IfaQ.
rasoKjUi akd rouncAi.
Tme President baa made the following
appointments: George B. Fitker, of Del
aware, to be foartb auditor of the treas
ury; J. N. Patterson, of New Hampshire,
to be second aaditor of the treasunr.
Tie first coaacil with the Sioux Indiana
of Dakota waa held at the Rosebud agency
oa the 3d. Ex-Governor Foster spoke oa
behalf of the commission. The coaacil
was expected to last a long time.
Justice Gbay. of the United States
Supreme Court and Miss Jeannette Mat
thews, daughter of the late Justice Mat
thews, were married at Washington oa
the 4th. A large number of distinguished
guests witnessed the oeremony.
The first election by ballot at Guthrie,
I. T., occurred on the 4th. D. B. Dyer
was elected mayor over A. V. Alexander
by about 400 majority. The number of
votes registered was 2,346.
Johw A. Rcxvs has been appointed spe
cial inspector of customs at the port of
J. D. Gamble, of Knoxville, has been
elected grand master of the Iowa Masons.
Hon. Hamilton Gray. Supreme Justice
of British Columbia, is dead.
The President has appointed Emma
Clayton, daughter of Colonel Clayton, as
sassinated in Arkansas last winter, post
mistress at Pine Bluff, Ark,
The President is reported as saying that
while be was opposed to an extra session
be thought the sentiment of the party
leaders was so strongly in its favor that
he might find it advisable to yield to that
opinion and call a session in October.
D. H. Goodall, Republican, has been
elected Governor of New Hampshire by
the joint assembly, no candidate having
received a majority in the popular elec
tion. The resignation of John H. Oberly,
Commissioner of Indian Affairs, will take
CUOLfc IIU1J J. I
The gold medal prize in the Italian class I
of the Chicago Musical College has been I
awaraeu 10 .airs, n ina v an aauai, wiaow
of the Anarchist August Spies.
The President has made the following
appointments: Charles Price, of South
Carolina, to be United States Attorney
for the Western district of North Carolina;
H. C Niles, of Mississippi, to be United
States Attorney for the Northern district
of Mississippi; John Vignaux, of Louis
iana, to be United States Marshal for the
Western district of Louisiana.
The Commercial-Advertiser says a deal
is being arranged between the County
Democrats and the Republicans with a
view of increasing the strength of the
Republicans in the Legislature and
ousting Tammany from control of New
The official text of the terms agreed
upon by the Samoan conference have
been anttonnced at Berlin. The island is
to have an independent government,
Malietao is to be recognised as King, sub
ject to an election by the the people, and
the United States is ceded the right to es
tablish a port at Pago Pago.
The International Indian Council at
PnrcelL L T., adjourned on the 6th after a
four days session. Considerable indiffer
ence was manifested, the convention being
entirely ignored by the Seminoles, Choc
taws and Chickasaws.
Governor Ross, of New Mexico, has
returned from a very encouraging visit tc
old Mexico in the interest of quarantint
against pleuro-pneumonia cattle from
The general freight agents of the
Northwestern division of the Western
Freight Association have succeeded in
restoring peace. The rupture was caused
by a cut of the "Soo" line.
The movement to unite the various
branches of railway employes progressed
so far at Chicago as to combine the fire
men, brakemen and switchmen into ono
All the coal mines about Braidwood,
III., have been closed indefinitely and the
striking miners are out of work for good.
Doherty & Wadsworth's silk mills at
Paterson, N. J., were destroyed by fire the
other night. Loss, $75,000.
The Rock Island annual report shows a
deficit of $974,234.2-2.
Missionary letters say that the Mabdists
have made Western Abyssinia a desert.
Thousands of Christians have been thrown
into slavery and thousands of others have
The New York Sun says that A. Swan
Brown, a merchant well known in the dry
goods trade, has gone to London to at
tempt to arrange a syndicate for the pur
chase of the leading retail dry goods
stores of New York and other leading
American cities. The plan is similar to
that on which the breweries are being
The damage about Harrisburg, Va by
the floods was estimated to be over $500,-
A messenger from Phillipsburg, Center
County, Pa., brought news to Philadel
phia on the 5th that the flood had inflicted
terrible destitution, 330 lives being lost.
Winners at the St. Louis races on the
5th were St Leger, Hindoocrafr, Terra
Cotta. Homain, Stoney and Montgomery.
Sixty buildings, mostly the houses of
colored people, burned at Jacksonville,
Fla., the other morning. Loss, $230,000;
BunniLLjtho operator at Silver City,
eighteen miles from Helena, Mont, was
killed, and F. C Frost, the Montana Cen
tral agent, probably fatally wounded by
robbers the other night A posse overtook
the robbers next day. They refused to
surrender and fired upon the posse. The
fire was returned and both robbers were
There was a severe storm in the Gulf
of St Lawrence on the night of the 4tb.
Several schooners and one steamer at
least were ashore.
Considerable money has been raised
in England for the relief of the Johnstown
Donovan won the English Derby. Miguel
ran second, and Eldorado third.
Section Foreman Smith was killed and
two of bis hands fatally injured near
Albuquerque, N. M., recently by being
struck by a work train.
The Municipal Council of Dnblia has
adopted resolutions of sympathy for the
Johnstown flood sufferers.
The Idaho gold mine at Grass Valley,
CaL, has been seat down to smother firs
which broke oat recently. Three men
lost their lives, j
The Solicitor of the Treasury has de
cided that under the Aiiea Contract Labor
law foreign professors cast-not be permit
ted to take positions in Americaa institu
tions. The case came up oa the question
whether the Roman Catholic University
at Washington could secure professors
- The Municipal Coaacil of Paris. France.
has dor.ad$,100 francs to the Johastowa
AT tho meeting of the National Brewers
Association at Niagara Falls a resolatioa
to contribute $10,000 to tho Johastowa Bat
terers was passed unanimously.
Navigation in Chesapeake bay waa re
ported badly obstructed by the immense
quantity of logs and lumber and other
drift material through which vessels can
pass only after great delay and with ex
treme care. At night navigation is not
practicable. Several steamers belonging
to bay and river lines were compelled to
abandon their trips.
Air earthquake was felt in Tennessee aa
the evening of the 5th.
Eighteen miners at Essen, Germany,
who were recently on a strike have beea
sentenced to imprisonment for terms
ranging from one to six months for riot
ing. Herb Sikoel. the editor of the Vater
land, a clerical paper of Munich, has beea
sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment for
libelling the late Dowager Queen of Ba
varia. Sixtt spinners, 200 assistants and others
have resumed work in the Clark "O. N. T."
mills at Kearney, N. J., and the two
months' strike is at an end.
At the Iowa State convention of the
Iowa Irish National League, Hon. J. A.
Farren, in a speech, said that when the
Cronin murder had been sifted to the bot
tom it would be found that it was done by
an Irishman paid by English gold.
The National white lead trust has suc
ceeded in purchasing the plant of the
Collier and the Southern White Lead com
panies for $4,500,000. This is a great vic
tory for the Standard Oil people, as they
now control absolutely the output of
white lead in America.
A T the meeting ot the American Home
Missionary Society at Saratoga, N. Y., it
was decided to admit the Southern white
churches to fellowship. The S6,000 ap
propriation was restored.
A notorious negro horse -thief named
Walker was corralled recently thirty miles
west of Paul's Valley in the Chickasaw
Nation. In attempting his capture Dep
uty Marshal Williams was killed. Walker
was immediately shot dead by the other
A most disheartening feature at Johns
town was the registration of the survivors
of the disastrous flood. On the 6:h only
some 18,000 persons had registered out of
a total population of the valley number
ing 43.000. The very worst estimates of
the loss of life seemed to be confirmed.
Quite a number of relics of the Johns
town disaster have been found near Ports
The Kurds still continue unchecked
their horrible barbarities in Armenia.
Almost daily reports come of the roasting
and outraging of victims.
The switchmen, brakemen and firemen
have formed a federation under the name
of United Order of Railway Employes.
An Indian runner has arrived at Fort
Pierre, Dak., direct from Rosebud agency
with word that the Indians at the agency
had commenced to sign the treaty, and
that the commission would get them alL
The St James Hotel at Stevens Point;
Wis., was burned the other night, involv
ing the loss of three of the employes two
girls and the clerk.
The cotton mills in Offenburg, Baden,
were destroyed by fire the other day. in
volving a loss of 300.000 marks. Several
workmen were killed.
Disastrous floods are reported from
different parts of Bavaria with considera
ble destruction of property. The crops are
ruined in many sections.
The dock laborers at many ports in
Grtat Britain have joined the strike of
the steamship firemen and seamen.
In the graduating class of the Annapolis
Naval Academy Robert Hocker, of Min
nesota, was first; Creighton Churchill, ot
Misouri, nineteenth; Herbert L Draper,
of Kansas, twenty-seventh; Samuel P.
Elmunds, of Missouri, thirtieth, and
James G. Bal linger, of Kansas, thirty
sixth. A disastrous conflagration wiped out
the business portion of Seattle, Wash. T.,
on the 6th, causing a loss of J3.000.000.
The chief causes of the extensive damage
were the breaking down of the fire de
partment and a stiff breeta which pre
vailed at tho time.
CleahI.no house returns lor the week
jaded June 8 showed an average increase
at 28.1 compared with the corresponding
week of last year. In New York the in
crease was 40.5.
It is reported in St Petersburg that
during the Shah's visit there a secret
tieaty was made between Russia and
Persia for the temporary annexation of
Northern Persia to Russia in certain
The statue of Bruno was unvailed in
Rome on the 9th with imposing cere
monies. Ddputy Bovio eulogized the
memory of the martyr.
Leonard Swett. the well-known Chi-'-ago
lawyer, died suddenly on the after
noon of the 8tb.
The eight-hour committee ot the Trade
and Labor Assembly of Chicago has de
cided to make the short workday demon
stration on the Fourth of July.
Colonel John D. Miles has declined
bis appointment as one of the Cherokee
It is estimated that 400 natives were
killed in the recent fight at Saadani, near
Zanzibar. The bulk of the property de
stroyed belonged to British East Indiana
John D. Hyer, of Pennsylvania!!, has
been promoted to be a principal examiner
in the Pension Office. Vice John A. Golds-
Chief Engineer Arthur denies the ac
curacy of the report that he bad declared
net be would never approve another
strike. It is said if the engineers' de
mand for short runs and hours is not
acceded to a strike general in New En
gland will result
John Crane, a workman in the slaugh
ter bouse at 610 West Fortieth street New
York, fell down an elevator shaft recently
and was killed. His wife Minnie, on hear
ing of his death, jumped from a window
of her room in the third story of the tene
ment at 419 Tenth avenue, and was fatal
Jacko Walker, a local boatman, with
Frank Davies, a friend, were out on the
river some distance above the Niagara
falls, when they lost control of the boat
and it was swept over the falls. The
bodies of the men were not recovered.
IT is stated on good authority that Gay
lord Beach, general manager ot the Bee
Line, has resigned and V. T. Malott re
ceiver of the Chicago & Atlantic, has ap
pointed; him general manager of that line.
A storm swept through Arkansas City.
Ark, oa the night of the 8:h. Kate
Walton, aged fifteen, aad her sister aged
nine, were killed and their mother aad
another one of the family seriously In- ,
Margaret Carroll, aired twenty-two.
Maria Thomas, azed thirtv-'oae aad
Maggie Thomas, aged two years, were
frowned ia the Mononcabela river, Pitte-
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A 1A B K Tie c
lraicated. were crossing' the river ia a
tiS, which was.upisfc . -
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
IT has developed that Jim Raiaey, who
ia serving a ssateace ia the county jail at
Nebraska City for wholesale stealing, is
innocent, aad that he is serving tor a
guilty brother, rather than let his parents
know he bad been arrested. He had just
arrived ia the city oa a visit the night be
fore his arrest, aad had never been there
About five o'clock the other morning
Hecht's packing house at Kearney waa
destroyed by fire. It had been completed
less than six months. The building aad
machinery cost about 525,000; insured for
$15,000. There waa also $20,000 insurance
oa the contents, which more tnaa covered
the amount consumed.
A committee of vigilantes from Knox
County arrested six men twelve miles
east of O'Neill the othsr morning and took
them to Knox County on a charge of
horse-stealing. The parties arrested are
well known in O'Neill.
J. D. Smith, a farmer living three miles
north of Springfield, went into his barn
with a lighted coal oil lantern the other
night, which exploded, setting the barn
on fire, and while he was attempting to
get bis horses out he was overcome with
smoke and heat fell end perished
within a foot of the door, right before the
eyes of bis wife and children, who were
unable to render him any aid. The barn,
four horses, harness and a small amount
of grain were totally destroyed.
The elevator owned by Gay lord & Jones
at Blair burned recently. There were
three thousand bushels of small grain in
the elevator and some chopped feed. Total
loss, $8,000; insurance, $4,000.
Presley Bishop, a well-to-do farmer
living near Yutan, was recent I v taken be
fore the board of insanity at Wahoo, de
clared insane and taken to the asvlum.
His mania was for buying horses. He
ried to buy every team be saw, and bar
gained for nearly a hundred hordes the
day he was arrested. A few days pre
vious he went to Omaha and bought a car
load of horses and paid $200 on them to
bind the bargain. This is the third time
he has been sent to the asylum.
The semi-annual apportionment of the
school fund has been made by Superin
tendent Lane. There ai e in the State 316.
605 school children and the total amount
of the fund apportioned is $317,619.26. or a
fraction over one dollar to each child.
Christ H. Halstrum. a prominent young
Swede and influential citizen of York,
committed suicide the other morning with
a revolver. He was considerably in debt
and had appropriated money belonging to
insurance and loan companies. In a let
ter written to his brother-in-law he said
he preferred death to the penitentiary.
He leaves a young wife and two small
The Bank of Omaha closed its doors and
announced that it was insolvent on the
afternoon of the 6th. The immediate
cause of the failure was the presentation
of a check for $800 by Sloan & Johnson, a
wholesale grocery firm, who had extensive
deposits there. The concern had been
known to be on the eve of bankruptcy for
Dr. M. W. Stone, of Wahoo, has been
appointed superintendent of the insane
asylum at Hastings.
A peculiar accident happened to the
ten-year-old son of Thomas Jones, liviug
at Spring Kancb, the other day. He and
j a playmate were p'aying mumble-peg,
j when the knife hit him in the eye, pulling
Ed Gardiner, about twenty -one years
of age, brakeman on the R & M. M. rail
road, was instantly killed the other morn
ing at Smvrna, a small station six miles
north of NeUoa. He had uncoupled the
engine from the train while the train was
backing, and, it is supposed.-nttempted to
jump on the tender and fjil under the
Frank Abbott, who was arrested for
stealing cows at St. Paul a few weeks
ago, was sentenced by Judge Harrison to
two years in the penitentiary. The pris
oner is but nineteen and was married only
a few months ago. When the sentence
was pronounced the grief of the young
wife was uncontrolable. She passed from
the court room and through the streets
crying aloud. As this was not the young
man's first offense little svmnathv was
felt for him.
I Articles of incorporation were recent
ly filed of the Beatrice Paper Company, to
purchase machinery, erect buildings
operate plants and munufac.ure all
classes of paper and paper goods. Cap
A man named McSbane, living near
Ponca, was attacked and badly hurt by a
J savage stallion the other morning. He
was leading the horse when he was
knocked down and nearly tramped to
death. His son went to the rescue and
t the maddened animal seized bis hand be
tween its teeth and mangled it terribly.
He dragged the boy several yards and lit-
j erally tore one finger from the band.
I Five Blair girls, aged from ten to fifteen
years, recently made up their minds to
follow a circus off. They were to start
one night on the Lincoln passenger.
Only two, Stella Hill and Aga Turner,
got off, as the other girls for some reason
uiu nut tubco mo aepoc ine two run
aways were caught at Fremont and taken
back next morning.
The farm bouse of E. Shcemaker, two
miles east of Loup City, recently took fire
from a defective flue and was burned to
the ground. The fire was under such
headway when discovered that nothing
whatever was saved.
Rooan's elevator, at Arcadia, was
burned tho other morning, together with
the content?. Loss about $6,000; insur
ance $2,530. It was clearly the work of
Arthur Edwards, of Hastings, has
passed the examination, and has been ap
pointed, to the West Point cadetship from
the Second Congressional district
It is said that hay is so plentiful in Gar
field County that a Burwell man has
fenced in his large garden with bales of
pressed hay, placed side by side.
The new mayor and councilmen of
Friend have closed the saloons and drug
stores on Sunday.
Ltons claims the champion wolf hunter
in the person ot L. D. Higley. who in three
weeks killed sixty-six of the "varmints."
The bounty on their scalps will net the
A touno son of William Yonng, living
near Cortland, was playing with a colt in
the barn, the other evening, when he be
came tangled ia a halter, and frightening
the colt it began kicking and pounded the
child's. head to a pulp. The colt thea ran
into the barnyard, dragging the lifeless
body with him, where It was discovered
by the father.
Tax village election at South 8ioax
City, for the purpose of granting the
Electric Motor Railway Company a fran
chise over all its streets, resulted aaaa
iaaoasly, with the exception of two votes,
ia favor of the proposition.
On the night of May 31 a frost nipped
vegetation ia Cass County, bat it was
thought with no serious loss.
A BETTER SHOWING.
Number off Johnstown Vkstuns.
Govenor Beaver Onlects to the
rands Being Csed Vp ta State Work
Thrifty People Loading Vp With
Johnstown, Pa., Jane 10. The work of
registering the survivors of the flood is
going steadily on. Up to last evening
there were about 21,000 registered aad the
list is still increasing. The number of the
lost is placed now at 5.000 by those who
held it would reach 10.000 a week ago. A
conservative estimate ia between 3. 600 and
4. COO. Up to date there have been 1,500
Sunday was thetenth day since the dis
aster in the Coneraaugh valley occurred,
and the extent of the fatality can be ap
preciated when it instated that bodies are
still being found wherever men are at
work. One of the morgue directors being
asked: "How many bodies were recovered
yesterday?" replied: "O, not very many;
I believe there were about fifty-eight al
together." The loss of life has been so great that
forty bodies found in one day, even if it
was the tenth, was considered a light
The remains tbatfare now being removed
are far advanced in decomposition and
physicians in charge are advocating their
cremation as fast as found, as is is im
possible to handle them safely.
Of the fifty-eight bodies recovered yes
terday many were identified but not
claimed. Forty of them were buried im
mediately and the undertakers say that
all bodies will be hereafter buried as soon
as found. Among those recovered were
Charles Kimple, an undertaker of this
city. He had a wallet in his pocket con
taining $3,6'J0. The body of another un
dertaker, John Henderson, of Henderson
& Alexander, was also recovered. The
Kswtw f Kiln. Kjhi.fr A..A 9 ha hket '
known traveling men in the country, was
found in the ruins of the Hurlbut House.
He was in tho employ of the Reading
Johnstown, Pa- June 10. Governor
Beaver, Colonel Schoon maker, William
McCreery. S. S. Marvin, H. J. Gourley.
W. R Ford, J. H. Scott. Thomas M. King;
Mr. McCor. Cantain W. K. Jones. Adiu-
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taut-General Hastings, .Reuben Miller and
Sheriff McCandless held a consultation
yesterday over the situation. The Gov
ernor indulged in a long talk, reviewing
the situation and making many sngges-
tions. and William McCreery, chairman of
the relief committee, then made a long Parin building, the San Francisco cloth
statement and eaid he thraght it waa time ing house the star block, tho Arcade
the relief committee were relieved of the building and the Vcsler block in Ccntsal
work of clearing away the debris by the Sqaare. An the telegraph offices were in
The Governor said all the necessary
money could be raised. There were 300
men who would become responsible for
$5,000 each, and he would give his bend to
the State Treasurer for $1,000,000 with
those 200 men as bondsmen and the State
Treasurer would then pay out the $1,000.
000 for the necessary work. When the
Legislature met the money withdrawn
from the treasury could be appropriated.
He said that the money already sub
scribed should be used entirely for the re
lief of the sufferers and the money from
the State Treasurer be used for restoring
the vicinity to its condition before the
flood. All debts already contracted
for the removal of debris should be
paid, but all money paid out for this pur
pose from the relief fund should be re
funded, so that every cent subscribed lor
relief of the stricken people should be
used for that purpose alone. The Gov
ernor has $250,000 in his bands now for
the relief fuud. A committee of sevsn
well known men ot the Slate will be ap
pointed to distribute the relief fund and
the present relief committee is to continue
the work of relief till the commission is
appointed. After the commission ba3
been appointed, the future operations of
the Pittsburgh relief committee rests with
In an interview la6t night Governor
Beaver said that he had been over the en
tire flooded district and found the supply
depots all well filled, but they would soon
have to ba replenished. "The large
amounts," he continued, "and from so
many quarters outside of the State aad
which have been imposed upon me as a
sacred trust, will be expended wholly and
absolutely for the benefit of individual
sufferers. No part of it will be expended
in work which is legitimately the domain
of the State under its police powers. This
I wish to emphasize so that all contribu
tors to the fund may feel assured that
their money will be judiciously and eco
nomically expended for the benefit of suf
fering humanity and not on the work
which should and will be undertaken by
the State or municipal authorities."
VANDALS BUST IN JOHNSTOWN.
Johnstown. Pa.. Jutie la Several
cases of vandalism and robbery are re
ported. Last night a number of cars con
taining supplies were broken into and the
contents carried off. What the thieves
could not steal they trampled and ruined.
The Masonic relief car was also entered
and robbed. Twelve men were arrested,
but were released upon returning the
goods. The military guards in Cambria
City were kept husy last night arresting
thieves. They were placed in the guard
house and this morning drummed out oi
town. When they reached the outskirts
of the town thev were warned if thev were
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THE NINEVEn DEAIX
Greensburo, Pa., June 10 The jury
impaneled by the coroner of Westmore
land County to inquire into the cause of
tho death of the 218 persons whose bodies
were picked np at Nineveh, has rendered
a verdict that each of them ''came to hi
death by violence dae to the flood caused
by tbe breaking of the dam of the Sou'b
Fork reservoir, and as well the aforesam
coroner as the jurors aforesaid do certain,
ly under their oaths find that the deceased
died of violence caused by the action o
the flood or there is such strong suspicion
of such violence or other unlawful acts a
to make aa inquest necessary."
a soldier's suicide.
Johnstown. Pa., June 10. Yesterday
afternoon Private William Toung, of
company C. Fourteenth regiment, aatioaal
guards, committed saiclde ia his tent by
shooting himself ia the bead. He was a
farm laborer aad lived near Maasfleld,
Pa. He had beea sick for several days,
but nothing la his manner indicated that
he contemplated taking his life. He was
tweaty-aiae years of age, aad left a wife
aad two childrea.
WERE TRET JOHNSTOWN VICTIMS?
. Louisville, Ky., June 10. Two floaters
were caught ia the river at Warsaw, Ky.,
Saturday. They are supposed to be from
Johastowa. Bodies of animals aad a eart
were also seen passing;
THE BURNING OF SEATTLE,
The) Loss Said to Foot Up to 30.OM.eaO
. Description or the Fire.
Seattle, W. T.. June S The loss by
the terrible conflagration wiil sum up $3,
000,000, of which $10,000,800 is in buildings,
and $20,000,009 ia stock. It is as yet im
possible to work ia the smolderingrcins,
aad engines from Portland and Tacoraa.
have been working all day, pouring;
streams of water oa the burning mass.
The ruin wrought is beyond all descrip
tion. The city is practically in ruias ami
there is every reason to believe that
several persons were killed by fulling;
walls. The wharves are still burning
aad vessels that put oat to sea to escape
destruction are still unable to make a.
landing in the heart of the city. Miles,
upon miles of wharfage has been de
stroyed. Every bank, hotel and place of"
amusement; all the leading business
houses, all the newspaper offices, the rail
road depots and miles of steamboat
wharves, coal bunkers and freight ware
bouses and the telegraph offices were
burned. About three o'clock some
turpentine caught fire in the basement
of a two-story frame bui'dinp; on the
southwest corner of Front and M:iitson.
streets. The building was soou ablaze.
The volunteer fire department found ir.
impossible to make any headway against
the flames. This building was at the
corner of a row of frame buildings o
various heizhts. Adjoining it was a.
wholesale liquor store, and as soon as the
fire reached the barrels ot liquor they ex
ploded with terrilic reports and scattered
flaming timbers far and wide. The Denny
block was soon licked up. This cleared
out the entire square. The efforts to flood
the Coleman building on Front sireet to
the south were utterly without effect. The
flames leaped across Marion str.-ot and in
less than thirty minutes another square
While this rquare was burning tho
Opera House block, on the east side of
Front street between Madison and Marion
street; caught fire in the upper stories.
This was a three-tory brick structure.
owned by George F. Frye and valued at
$120,000. It burned with several other
buildings, clearing up another square.
The Kenyon block, to tho north of where
the fire originated, also burned.
From I ha opera house the flames swal
lowed up the square to the south, consist
ing of a number of two-story frame build
ings occupied by business concerns. The
fire department tried to rave the most val
uable part of Front street to tho smith be
tween Columbia street and Yes
ler, which contained a niagniticent
row of brick building two and
three stories high, including the
Bank of Commerce and th Firs'
National, Washington and Saving banks.
dr eood3 emporium, tho Uni..n bloct. th.
Central Square. It was generally sup-
posed the entire water front would go, but
it was hoped if such was inevitable, that
these buildings could be saved.
The Occidental Hotel was an easy pray
to the flames. Many persons were injured
by the falling walls of the Toklas-Siug&r-mon
dry goods block. There is great
destitution here, and food and clothiug i?
arriving from neighboring towns.
ANOTHER KANSAS TRAGEDY.
Fartlcalars of the Wife Mnrtlor and Sulci tie
oa the flornaaaana Farm Kesult of a
Pittsburgh. Kan.. June S. Tho Horna
mann farm, six miles northeast of tbi-
city, where the horrible wife murder and
i suicide occurred early Wednesday raorn
t ing, consists of 240 acres under a high
state of cultivation, the grain fields clear
of weeds, the fences in good repair, the
large orchards in a healthy condition, and
all the other surroundings thoe of a
frugal farmer. The bouse, which sits back
from a main traveled road some nine or
ten rods, faces the west. It is a six room,
story-and-a-balf, nearly new building,
neatly painted, but without blinds, and
with no lawn or garden.
Some fifty curious neighbors gathered
oa the first alarm and were wandering
about in a sort of dazed condition, relat
ing in an undertone their rainy experi
ences with the man who for seventeen
years had industriously labored in their
midst and was then banging a zbostly
corpse in.the barn a few yard away.
The front room, with the exception of a
cheap bed, a small heating stove and a
child's crib, was destitute of furniture.
I On the bed lay the body of the mur
dered wife and mother, dressed only in
night clothes. Tbe right arm lay on the
outside of tbe bedclothing, the head
turned slightly to the left showing the
' white throat encircled by a lived streak,
which appeared at first glance to be the
mark of a knife, bat was where the half
inch rope drawn by the demon's strength
had cut into tbe flesh. Back of and in
volving the lower half of the left ear was
a bruise about three inches long made by
a blow of some semi-hard instrument.
The back also showed bruises which might
have been tbe result of kicks.
Beside the bed in the little crib was
sleeping the one-year-old baby girl, and
in tbe adjoining room slept tho seven and
three-year-old boys, and above the
kitchen slept the eleven-year-old Emma
and her two sisters, aged nine cftid five.
The coroner's jury rendered a verdict of
murder and suicide for causes unknown.
The generally accepted theory U thac
after retiring the couple became involved
in a quarrel over some trivial matter and
maun me ueai oi passion me na-iDanu
struck bis wife the blow on the head
harder tbaa he Intended, and fearing ex
posure and punishment decided to com
plete tbe crime and then bang himself.
Carl Horaamann was born in Germany
forty-two years ago, emigrated to this
country seventeen yars ago. was mirr.ed
to his late wife Amelia Gner twelve year
ago when in her sixteenth yenr.
The Doctors Indicted.
New York, June 8 la the matter of
the death of Washington Irving Bishop,
the mind reader, it is understood that the
grand jury has found indictments against
Drs. Irwin, Ferguson aad Hance, tbe phy
sicians who performed the autopsy, but
the district attorney declines to state that
this is or is not a fact
A Coaaal Investigating;.
Johnstown, Pa Jaae 8. Max Scham
berg, the Hungarian Consul at Pitts
burgh, arrived here yesterday for the
purpose of making an official inves
tigation of the charges that the
Haas bad plundered the bodies of per
sons who met their death in the flood. Mr.
Scbamberg said that the only charge;
which he substantiated was that a man,
supposed to be a Han, had been caught ia
tbe act ot cutting off the finger
ef a corpse to secure a gold ring and
that h bad been hang to a tree for a short
time, 'Lut not long enough to produce
strangulation. The consul will pursue his
investigation farther and report to tbe
Austrian legation at Washiagtoa.
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