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ember,of the Keystone Lodge No. 19. of
Johnstown, and also a prominent Catholic,
as his receipts and reports show him to be
an officer of the Catholic Church in that
place. The papers can he claimed by rea
Uvetatlheboat. HAT MB. SHAEPER SAW.
Whole Families on the Roofs "fHoniei Go
VDomi Id the Flood-Ghastly Sights
- - In the Tree Tops-Hls Adrenture.
'Assistant Superintendent Martin Trump
ana Division Operator Shaffer, of the Penn
sylvania Eailroad. arrived in the city on a
--special train about 830 o'clock last night,
from the scene of the disaster.
.Both gentlemen left here Saturday, on
board a special train of one coach and an
.engine, to go to Lillys. They started at
6.30 o'clock and got as far East
as one mile on the other side of
Conemaugh. They were stopped upon order
from the telegraph operator that the flood
was coming. They -were, fortunately caught
on a dry piece of track about one-half mile
long. On both sides of them the water was
over the rails. They could not go forward,
nor could they turn back. "When notified
that the dam had burst and there was no
hope of getting the train outof the difficulty,
Messrs. Trump and Shaffer decided to
abandon the train and lelt it there.
They then proceeded over the hill, above
Conemaugh, and followed the river down
from the latter point. They viewed every
part of the wrecked country, and left for
home at 10 o'clock yesterday. In speaking
of their trip, Mr. Shaffer said:
Mocb Worn Than Reported.
"I can safely say without any exaggera
tion, that the newspapers have not nearly
done justice to the matter. "Why, one man
can hardly comprehend the enormity of the
disaster. I have no knowledge of the num
ber of people killed, but from all the in
formation I could obtain, I should say
that between 5,000 and 8,000 persons per
ished. The station agent of the company
stated that lully one-third of the population
in the valley had been drowned.
"I stood at the foot of the hill above the
Johnstown bridge and looked down into the
place. The whole lower part of the town
was a vast lake of water, with not a vestige
of a house in sight The only houses to be
seen in the town are those that are on the
"Everything has been clc..iu-.i i it of the
town of Woodvale. The beauti.ul little
village has almost entirely disappeared as
if it had been followed up in an earthquake.
The only thing left in the town is the large
woolen mill. The houses were swept away
about as easily as I could sweep a lot of
checkers from a table.
Families Go Down Tocether.
"It was a common sight to see large
frame houses floating down the stream,
with the families perched upon the roofs.
All at once the building would strike some
thing and turn over. The family, clasping
one another, would go down beneath the
waters, and heavy beams and all kinds of
material would strike and crush the life ont
of them. -It was an agoniztDg sight to see
a mother clasping her babe to her breast, as
both were swept beneath the torrent
"In our walk this morning from Cone
maugh to Johnstown, we came upon about
SO dead bodies lying on the bank of the
river. Most of them were mutilated and
bruised beyond recognition. The trees
along both banks of the stream reminded
one of clothes lines. Upon every limb
hung all kinds of clothing, which shook
and swayed with the wind at every breeze.
Ghastly Objects In the Tree..
."Between branches were thousands of
household articles, such as pictures, books,
metres, etc Whil looking at them, one
would imagine that he could occasionally
c the white and ghastly face, of a corpse.
ItVas a picture that could not be looked
npciLwithout a shudder, and I never want
to see it again.
"It was the greatest miracle in the world
that we got across the dangerous spot before
the break occurred. There were five or six
feet of water in the lower part of the town
before the flood came. It is folly to talk
about getting out of the path of it You
might as well have tried to run away and
leave behind yon one of our fastest passen
ger trains. The people who tried to
get out of the way were picked up
like corks in a gutter and dashed head
downward in the current The water was
so swift that the majority of them would be
lifeless if thev rose to tne surface.
"It would be impossible to describe the
transformation that has occurred to our
property between Johnstown and Cone
maugh. The whole track has been washed
away so completely that we would have had
trouble trying to locate the lines where the
rails were laid. The steel has been torn and
twisted in every shape by the rush of the
SATS THE DAM IS SAFE.
Major McGregor Denies the Story of the
"I am going up there to fish the latter
part of this month," said Major McGregor,
with a laugh, when asked yesterday abont
the breaking of the dam at South Fork. "I
'am a member of the South Fork Fishing
Club," he continued; "and I believe it is
standing there the same as it ever was. A
lot of the boys are up there now, and at 5
o'clock yesterdiy they tried to get a train
down, but could not They then tele
graphed that ta ' bridge at Johnstown was
down, but said the dam was all right A
young lady came fdown from South Fork
Thursday, and she said the water was lower
"As for the idea of the dam ever being
condemned, it is nonsense. "We have been
putting in from $12,000 to 515,000 a year at
South Fork. "We have all been shaking
hands with ourselves for some years on being
pretty clever Dusmess men, and we wodld
not be likely to drop that much money in a
place that we thought unsafe. No, sir; the
dam is just as safe as it ever was, and any
rtlipi" ,nrt, o cimnlv vtlrl nnlMnr "
I other reports are simply wild notions."
HEPTASOPHS TO KAISE A FDND.
A Local and Kntlonnl Relief Subscription
to be Started To-Day.
Supreme Archon S. A. "Will, of the Im
proved Order nf Heptasophs, yesterdaysent
out a call for a mass meeting of the con
claves of Allegheny county to raise a fund
for the relief of the sufferers at Johnstown
and Blairsville. The meeting is to be held
in Post 3, G. A. E., Hall, 76 Fourth ave
nue, to-day at 2 P. M. He is also sending
out calls for assistance to all the conclaves
in the county.
To a Dispatch reporter Mr. Will said
yesterday that tbey had a conclave there
numbering abont 50 members, and also a
large conclave at Blairsville. He had been
trying to reach them, but could not He
now believes they have been swept out of
existence, ionn suit, tne man swept off
the railroad bridge at Blairsville, was a
charter member of the conclave at that
AYARICIOUS EIYE EATS.
The Police Interfered nnd Compelled Them
to Give Dp Their Booty.
The banks of the Allegheny were lined
with avaricious "river rats," some of whom
itured out into the rushing stream to
ne anything of value.
listillery must have been swept away
here up the river, as at least a dozen
of whisty were picked up here by
boys. Tbey were detected ana the
thorities compelled them to give I be
up the floating booty, which they intended
Much dexterity was shown by some of
these men in throwing ropes and landing
valuable debris, such as household effects,
OYEB IN ALLEGHENY.
A Toons; Lady From Chicago Probably
Drowned Some Important Docu
ments Whnt the Korlbslde
Chief of Police Kirschler of Allegheny,
was one of the busiest men on the North
side yesterday. He was out in a skiff
almost all day and was assisted
by a number of the members
of the force and succeeded in capturing
some valuable coods, some of which may
lead to the identification of a few persons
who were lost A trunk iras caught and
taken to the Mayor's- ofilce that contained
some valuable garments, dresses, skirts,etc,
and a fine new broadcloth dress suit that bad
evidently not been worn.
There were a number of letters in the trunk
which were damp, but the writing was legible.
They were all addressed to Miss Hettie Lin
qulgcr, of Johnstown. One was signed by
Jonathan Griffith, of Braddock. Another was
sent by Alattle J. Pryce, ol Ebensburc, and was
dated May 21, 18S5. One was from Miss Annie
R. Slagle. of Haversville, dated February 23,
1H2, which concluded with the words:
"Thn hip-her the tree the hirher thebark: the
younger the boy the better they spark."
This ironic also contained a certificate of or
dination of Elisba Jesper. of Mr. Pleasant.
Westmoreland county, "to the work of the
gospel ministry according to the usages of the
Baptist Church." It was dated April 2S. 18S8,
and was very much worn as if it bad been
folded and handled a great deal.
John Sillenberger, of Rebecca street, Alle
gheny, aho found a trunk floating in the river
and took it to his home. He did not open it
but sent for Detective Mnrphy. When the of
ficer arrived he broke it open and examined the
contents. It contained a valuable outfit of fe
male garments, lace shawls, three pairs of fine
shoes, jewelry, Including several pairs of brace
lets, rings, etc Among other things was a gum
stamp, bearing the name and address of Gertie
ilanele, Clark street, Chicago.
Tne trunk and contents were taken in charge
by the detective, and a letter was written to
the address mentioned. It is believed, how
ever, that the owner ot the trunk was visiting
in Jonnstown at tne time ana was orownea.
Yesterday afternoon James B. Scott and
Robert Pitcairn sent a reqnest to Chief of Po
lice Kirschler lor ten police to go to Johns
town. The required number of men were at
once selected from the force and ordered to re
port at 7 o'clock for duty. Before that time
the Chief received a message that it would im
possible to send the men until this morning.
A Barrel of Whisky Cnnghr.
The Chief and Detective Glenn captured a
barrel of whisky at the Anderson street bridge
and had it sent to the Allegheny lockup in the
patrol wagon. It was turned over
in tho evening to the new Deputy Col
lector ot Internal Revenue, George L
Rudolph. When he arrived at the
Mayors office in the evening he said the new
collector, Sam Warmcastle, and himself, the
first appointees in this district nnder the pres
ent Government, had justtakenlcharge when
they confiscated six barrels of whisky that was
found floating down the river. The stamps had
been washed off, but the owners can bo found
from the marks branded on the barrels.
Late in the afternoon it was reported that a
barrel of whisky had been landed near Lindsay
& McCutcheon's mill, and that the men in the
neighborhood wnre getting drank. Detective
Murphv and six officers at once went down, but
bciore tbey reached the place the barrel had
been emptied One boy, only 10 years old, was
in a beastly state of intoxication and had to be
carried to his home.
A Frco Drank.
It was said that a man had taken a tomato
can and filled It several times, drinking the
contents. He is now in an unconscious condi
tion. It was reported that every person who
had access to the barrel is drunk.
Several bundles nf clothing were received by
imei oi jronce jurscnier inr tne sunerers.
and will he sent upto-day. Mayor Pearson re
ceived 23 from Thomas McNally, a Preble
avenue saloon keeper, and will turn the money
over to the Citizens' Committee to-morrow.
The flood did not do any damage in Alle
gheny. Some of the cellars were filled with
water and the tracks of tho Pittsburg and
Western Railroad were covered with water.
The trains were run over the West Penn Rail
road as far as Pine Creek.
PATHETIC AND 0THEEWISE.
Llvelr Hopes Raised In the Brensta or
Hundreds of Drift Catchers.
An incident that caused a rising in throats
was the discovery of the trunk of Miss
Nellie Williams, with residence "Ho. 15
Maple avenue, "Woodville, Cambria county,
Pa.," marked oa several letters. MrvWm.
J. Beed, of the City Controller's office,
took a bundle of letters and a diary from
the trunk. 'Twas no idle curiosity that
prompted the examination of the letters.
They were not read further than the inscrip
tions. A large number were signed "Dave
A. L.," No. 233 North Twenty-third street,
Philadelphia, one dated January 25, 1889.
The diary ran from November, 1885, to Julv.
It appeared that the owner was a teacher,
and there was much kindly speculation as
to whether she had escaped or had been
carried away with the trunk. In the awful
presence entire strangers breathed fervent
hopes that the first might be true.
There were some ludicrous scenes which,
at a less sorrowful time, would have occa
sioned much merriment. Two amp"hibians
saw a whisky barrel coming down the
Allegheny river with stamps apparently in
good condition and every indication that
the barrel contained some 40 or more gallons
ot booze, Hut they louud the bung out,
and the disgust on their countenances was
visible at a distance of 200 feet
Another floating barrel that excited vehe
ment desire for possession on the part of a
crowd of navigators, was found to contain
WEST PENN TO KESTJME.
The Bolivar Branch Will Doubtless be the
( First to Open.
The officials of the West Penn road are by
no means idle, but are striving might and
main, to get their road in working condi
tion again. Contracts have already been
given to firms in Canton, Fort -Wayne and
Chicago, for bridge timber, which will soon
.be put in readiness, and rushed through to
tne company, wno win replace the damaged
bridges as soon thereafter as possible.
The first opening will doubtless be the
Bolivar route, where the track has been
torn up and carried away by the stream.
This will doubtless be the best plan, as
Bolivar bridge is but 700 feet long, while
that at the Blairsville inter-section is over
The Bolivar route, too, is almost entirely
low grade, and consequently more'desirable
for the running of heavy freight This sec
tion of the road will probably be running in
a few days.
The Casino Mnsenm Announced to Be Open
For the Fund To-Day.
The Casino Museum is announced to be
open all day to-day for the benefit of the
flood sufferers. Sacred music will be one
of the features,' along with all the others on
the regular programme.
Harris' Theatre was also announced to
open to-day, but the plan was abandoned
upon the declaration by Law and Order
agents mat arrests would loliow to-morrow,
if the doors were opened.
PITCAIEN'S ORDER P0E COFFINS.
Ho Instructs the Undertaken to Keep nt
Work Until Ordered to Stop.
"Keep et work until ordered to stop."
This was the order the undertakers received
yesterday from Superintendent Pitcairn. At
Murphy's establishment the original order
was for 150. Every available man was
pressed into service to fill the immense
order. Then came the surprising order
Thirty-eight coffins were placed in the
relief train at 1 o'clock. It will be davs
before the order for houses for the dead will
anything else than an unlimited one.
SOCIETIES TO CONTBIBUTE.
Several Social Organizations Contribute
Liberally to the General Kcllef Fond
The Colnmbns Clnh, Elk nnd
Amcrlcnn Mechanics Act.
Many meetings werevheld throughout the
cities last evening to take action in the mat
ter of raising subscriptions and otherwise aid
ing the striken sufferers. The Columbus Club
rooms were well filled with members, and
the organization succeeded iu raising $1,000
to bo added to tho fund of the Pittsburg Gen
eral Relief Committee by motion of J. J. Flan
nery. The -motion was made by Mr. McCormlck
that all contributions of the club be sent to
the Johnstown Catholic clergy to be used as it
be deemed advisable, but this did not carry.
Father Sheedy suggested that it would be far
more' practicable to send it in as a general con
tribution, as the reports were so vagne that it
could not be told whether the ministers were
alive or not This met with almost general ap
proval. "The contributions are given in the interest
ot humanity, and not respective of sect or
creed," said Mr. Fiannery.
The subscription list was laid open and heart
ily responded to. The Individual amounts were
not of very large denominations; the highest
being S100, while some were as low as Jo.
Thcr Are Orgnnlzcd.
A relief corps was organized to tender serv
ices to the General Relief Committee to do
any work required of them. Any members not
present were requested to send their donations
at once to the Treasurer ot tne rand, Jercmian
Dunlevy, Jr. The latter gentleman presided
at the meeting, while William McNulty acted
The Junior Ordar of American Mechanics met
in the United States Court rooms, with H. A.
Keil in the chair, and W. T. Kerj and J. K.
Enge as Secretaries. Owing to tho short space
of time in which to notify the different Coun
cils only 40 -nere represented out of the 00 in
Resolutions were adopted that a representa
tive of each Council meet in the United States
Court room to-morrow evening at 7.30 o'clock
to act upon the matter of the Johnstown
catastrophe. A permanent Executive Com
mittee was appointed to go to the scene to-day
consisting of Stephen C. Collins, W. T. Kerr,
H. A. KeiL James Cranton and John M. Lind-
sey as the representatives of the Relief Com
mittee of -the order.
It was further resolved to appropriate $500
from the State fnnd to aid in the charitable
work of providing for the sufferers of the order
and tneir famines, oi wnicn mere are many in
and abont Johnstown. The Committee on
Resolutions consisted of T. J. Sample, J. F.
Geisenheimer and E. C. Purkey. The mem
bers present volunteered to notify their absent
brothers living near them, and a large attend
ance is earnestly requested on to-morrow
Although there is not a B. P. O. of Elks in
Johnstown, the local lodgo So. 11, met last
night at the St Charles Hotel, and succeeded
iu raising over S200 for the benefit of the im
poverished and stricken people of the de
vastated districts. Brother W. VV. McClelland
presided, and W. G. Leo acted as Secretary.
The lodge decided to give to the general relief
fund S100, and Manager M. Sazby representing
the ocia( Session, the official organ ot the
Elks, published at Cincinnati, subscribed 100
The Trade Council Alleges Thct Asnlnst
the Sonth Fork Fishing- Clnb The Dn
qncsne Strikers to Receive Aid.
Last night's meeting of the Central
Trades Council was presided over by Joseph
L. Evan. The question of furnishing aid
to the strikers at Dnquesne was discussed
and it was decided that the delegates be in
structed to ask their assemblies for aid, not
only for the strikers, but also to carry on
Messrs. Smith and Haves, who were ap
pointed to represent the Trades Council in
the imported labor investigation, asked to
be released from the committee, on the
grounds that they had been associated with
the prosecution of the charges, and they felt
that the duties of prosecutor and judge were
incompatible. They stated that they had
accepted the appointment under the belief
that Ii. A. 300 would select its
representatives from its own membership.
Since it had been intimated that that body
would go outside its membership to make
its selection, they felt it their duty to retire
irom tne committee.
PresidentEvans appointed P. "W. Joyce
to serve on the committee, and said that he
would name the second selection in a few
New evidence has been promised in the
case, and its prosecution will be pressed
to an immediate conclusion, whether or not
X. A. 360 shall consent to be investigated.
A committee of three, consisting of J. M.
Kelly, C Auth and Daniel McWilliams,
was appointed to draft a set ot resolutions
on the Johnstown calamity, and reported
the following, which was adopted:
Whereas, There has been visited upon the
people of Western Pennsylvania a calamity un
paralleled in America, if not in the history of
the civilized world, in tho shape of a delnge of
water which was to the people of tho valley of
the Conemaugh a visit of Noah, and
Whereas, the powers of man do not extend to
the control of the elements and we are power
less to prevent such calamities, yet we believe
it does lay in the power of man to prevent in
terference with nature and to an extent thus
avert such terrible disasters, and
Whereas, W e hold the view that man is to an
extent responsible for the calamity on the
Conemaugh, by interfering with nature, in the
fact that he has dammed the streams
which God made to flow free to the sea, by en
croaching upon their banks and thus partially
closing their channels, and
Whereas. It is a custom, not onlv in the val
ley of the Conemaugh but here in Allegheny
county, to dump into the stream the refuse
from hundreds of industrial establishments,
which wo believe is detrimental to the poor
people, because it is they most who must live
on bottom lands, while their more fortunate
neighbors take to tbe bills, and
Whereas, There is no doubt but that tbe
encroachments on the banks of tho Conemaugh
resulted in choking the angry waters, forcing
them into a deep sea and drowning and killing
thousands of people, as well as ruining millions
ipertv. therefore be it
Resolved. That we. the Central Trades As
sembly of Western Pennsylvania, in regular
meeting assembled, enter our solemn protest
against the choking of streams in the manner
referred to, and that we ask the citizens of tbe
Commonwealth to calmly consider our plea,
and insist on an agitation that will abolish
such damping by legislative enactment; and be
it further V
Resolved, That if it is proven that the dam
of the South Fork Park Lake did burst and It
is proven that the members of the club were
aware of the dangerous condition, as they in
dicate by interviews in the public press that It
had always been a source of worry to them, we
believe them cuiltv Of contributorvlnetrlircnnp.
if not manslaughter, and further
Resolved. That in view of the necessity for
immediate contributions to aid tbe sufferers,
that each delegate here at once return to his
union and ask for aid to be contributed im
mediately, tbe same to be sent at once to
Daniel McWilliams, Treasurer of Central
Trades Council, County Commissioners' office,
and acknowledged in tne labor papers.
THE BUTCHERS H0YED.
Over 1,000 Pounds of Beef Raised In tbe
During yesterday afternoon a xnovemnt
was inaugurated in the Diamond Market
houses for the flood sufferers, and the butch
ers gave meat in large quantities. How
much was given could rot be ascertained;
but the collectors had been at work but a
few minutes when they dumped over 1,000
pounds into thf receptacle provided for its
It was intended to have it reach the suf
ferers in time for sapper. Everybody's
heart was full, and all the owners appeared
to find relief in giving.
AN ARCHITECT'S STATEMENT.
A. T. Lee Thinks the Dam Safe and Doesn't
Bellevo It Broke.
Architect A. Y. Lee, who spent a portion
of last summer in the vicinity of Sonth
Fork lake on a sketching tour, contributes
the following regarding the dam:
"I took partienlar notice of South
Fork Lake, and never bad any doubt re
garding its safety, and never heard it men
tioned as being dangerous. I do not even
now believe that it has broken."
The K.ofL. Will Assist.
Vaster "Workman Bass, of D. A. 3, K. of
Zi has called a special meeting of the Ex-
ecutive'Board of the district, to be held on
Monday evening. The object is to consider
the disaster at Johnstown. Mr. Ross will
ask the privilege of sending a request to all
local, assemblies to contribute to the fund
for the benefit of the sufferers.
THOSE, ACQUAINTED AT SOUTH F0EK
Explain Why Tbey Could Hardly Believe
the Dam Gave Way.
There was hardly anyone connected with
the South Pork Club or who knew of the
strength of the masonry In the dam that
wonld believe yesterday up to 3 o'clock that
the structure had given way. They had
such implicit faith In the strength of the
huge mass of masonry, which was built by
the State and had doneservice for 'so many
years, that they could not believe that it
had proved a failure.
Mr. Max Moorhead, who saw the work
when it was being built, was quoted as say
ing he would not believe the dam gave way
till there was further and positive evidence.
Robert Pitcairn was also mentioned as
holding the same position.
Colonel Xawrence, one of the members of
the club, could sot believe the dam had
given way unless he heard of it more posi
tively. Mr. Frank Semple. who knew the ground,
was also unable to conceive of that being
the cause of the catastrophe.
In the same mood were a great many
others who were spoken to, including Mr.
Charles J. Clarke, who had a son in the
neighborhood of the catastrophe. It seemed
to pass their belief that this could be the
cause of the accident
"Remember," said Mr. L. Clark, another
member, "that this lake is bounded by solid
rock, a'nd yda will at once recognize how
plausible is the doubt that it did not get
loose. Mr. Reed, of the firm of Knox &
Reed, is of the opinion, and he has ex
amined the dam, that it was not that water
which swept down the narrow valley. I
have climbed all over the dam myself, and
in the absence of a positive statement I will
continue to doubt, as do many others famil
iar with the place, that it really let go.
With those acquainted with the locality the
idea is prevalent that it might have been
tbe dam at Lilly station, eight miles above
South Fork station, and about four miles
from Cresson, that gave way and caused
TO THE ADJACENT CITIES.
Messages Sent Minister to Have Collec
tions Taken Up To-Day.
The Mayors of the two cities yesterday
sent the following message to the Mayors
of the adjacent citie3 for hundreds of miles
in each direction :
To the Mayor:
Owing to a terrible disaster by wa'ter, hun
dreds ot lives are lost and thousands of people
rendered homeless at Johnstown,Pa. Have your
ministers take up a collection for their aid and
forward to W. R. Thompson, Treasurer, Pitts
burg. William McCallin,
R. T. Peabson,
THE MAILS CUT OUT.
Kono Received From tho East PostoDlco
Business was comparatively suspended at
the Postoffice yesterday, as far as Eastern
mails were concerned, and Mr. Larkin
thought he would get in no eastern mail
before to-morrow. Philadelphia mail was
sent out yesterday by way of Wheeling, and
New York mail by wav of the Lake Erie to
The postoffice employes yesterday after
noon raised a subscription list of $141 for
the relief of thenood sunerers. Mr. Larkin
contributed $5 to this list in addition to his
$25 subscription to the general fund.
THE. BELIEF TEAINS.
Several More Will be Sent Oat This Morn
Inn From This City.
There were aboutlScarloadpof provisions,
bedding, clothing, etc., sent up from this
city. The work at the Union, Station was
superintended by Colonel Norman M.
Smith and on Liberty street by Agent C.
A. Carpenter. J. C. Jenkins donated one
whole carload; Gusky's sent $2,000 worth of
clothing; H. J. McCracken about 100 bush
els of potatoes; James McClurg 16 barrels
and six boxes crackers. Several more
trains will go out this morning.
The citizens of Dennison, Ov, made np a
train and sent it to Pittsburg.
HOTEL CONTRIBUTION BOXES.
Fish Globes Placed In Public Places to Re
ceive Money for tbe Sufferers.
Early in the afternoon fish globes were
placed on the corners oi the streets and other
public places to receive contributions. A
short time after they were placed a good
ronnd sum was in each, the givers being all
classes, from the newsboy, who dropped in a
nickle, to the business man, who placed a
five dollar bill in the globe.
Near each, though hardly noticeable, a
man stood watching that none was stolen,
but it was not necessary, even the common
thief was moved to compassion by the con
stant incoming details ot the disaster.
K0T HALF BEEN TOLD.
Mr. H. Darlington Tells a Little of the
Mr. J. M. Gusky has received from Mr.
H. Darlington, who is in Johnstown, the
You will never know the halt of tho trouble
here. The business part of the town, including
Elderstown, is swept away. The wire mill and
Gautter works are swept away. The lower mill
is about a half wreck. Steel and family safe.
Carton safe, but lost wife and five children.
We can do very little to-night Will wire you
in morning if we need men.
OHIO'S GENEROUS OFFER.
Governor Foraker Tenders the Use of Tents,
and Thev are Accepted.
At 5 o'clock last evening a telegram was
received from Governor Foraker, of Ohio,
asking if the Belief Committee was in need
of any tents, and if so that he had 1,000
which were at its disposal.
Mr. McCrea, on behalf of the Executive
Committee, answered the telegram stating
that it could use 500 tents, and to forward
FLOATED FEOM CAMBRIA CITY.
The Body of Mrs. Slclr Recovered From
tho Elver Yesterday.
At 1050 o'clock yesterday morning the
corps of rescuers on tbe banks of the Alle
gheny recovered the bodv of a fleshy lady,
which was badly mangled and nude, as if
sue naa oeen at tier Data when caught oy
the waters. Later in theday.sr- iiaci.
tified as Mrs. Joseph M'""- " City.
Her sister, Mr d last
evening and j; i
ANOTHEB OF THE UNFORTUNATES.
Crashed to Death After Floating Sixty
Eight Ollles In His Own Hoose.
A house was seen floating down the Kis-
kiminetas yesterday, near the intersection
with the Allegheny. In an upper window
was a man quietly trusting to fate. The
house swept down and crashed against the
railroad bridge at the intersection, and with
it the man, who was seeu no more.
FREE CARE FOR SUFFERERS
To Be Hnd nt the Hameopatblo Hospital,
146 Second Avenn,r.
Colonel W. D. Slack, Superintendent of
the Homeopathic Hospital, sent word to
The Dispatch last night that the institu
tion would care for all the flood sufferers it
could accommodate to its utmost ability,
free of charge.
GOLDEN HALF HOUE.
Brief BIeeinc f toe Americas Clnb, and Ita
The Americus Club, in a meeting called
at noon yesterday and lasting a halt
hour, subscribed and paid in for the relief
of the flood sufferers $1,000 in money, besides
clothing and supplies. The committee ap
pointed to see to the proper distribution
and to act in conjunction with the Citizens'
Committee consists oi Captain A. J. Logan,
H. S. Paul, D.tF. Collingwood, A. J. -Ed-
J-", ir imam xiisner ami uuuics .m.
Walker. Names and amounts subscribed
are as follows:
Americus Club. S200; H. & Paul. $100; W. C.
Hagan & Co.. 8100: John Bradley, 50; D. Ia
141 latnlA - rn. ii n TT tn. HW U
Smith, S50: Cain fc Verner. 550; J. D. Blggert,'
Sr''i?- -Bennett uo sou: jji. v. ennui, ou;
H- D. W. English, K0: Collingwood & Co.. 125;
W. l. Vankfrk. $23: W. M. Reis, $23; Gilbert
A. Hays. $23; M. B. Wolfe, $25; Richard Bur
roughs, $25; C. O. Baer, $25: J. P. McCrea. $15;
William Bennett, $15; J. M.Walker, S 10; Joseph
8. Brown. S10; William 3. -Reed, $10; George
L. Holllday, $10: total. $1,095. A. J. Logan. 100
mattresses; J. A. Grier, clothing; Eisner 4
Phillips, clothing; Thompson & Co.. three
dozen comforts: Grocers' Supply Company,
provisions; Bennett t Co., bats.
Received at evening meeting George John
ston. $25; William Walte, $2: James Hunter. $1;
George McDonald, $10; E. Day. $25; R. Fred
Bonds, $25; James Marshall. $o; James Ardary,
$10; W. W. Banm. S: James A. ElnhinstonU
$5; Joseph Ludwick. $2: C. A. Waybura, $2;
A. ii. RoenigK, $25.
AID PEOH OTHER CITIES
Telegraphed to the General Relief Commit
The general relief committee was busy
last night and were greatly encouraged by
the notices and telegrams of assistance
General E. A. Alger, of Michigan, tele
graphed Mayor McCallin: "I will honor
your draft for ?500 for the Johnstown suf
ferers." . C. D. Dobbins, cashier of the Dollar Sav
ings Bank of Wheeling, telegraphed: "One
thousand dollars deposited here for the
P. S. Reader, treasurer of the Beaver
committee telegraphed that $200 was ready.
Among cash contributions paid in were
T. Mellon & Sons, $1,000; Miller, Metcalf
& Parkin, $1,000; Columbus Club, $1,000;
H. P. Ford, $25; B, N. Lightfoot, $25; Dr.
Mowry, $25; Dr. Crist, $5; James McNeil
& Bro., $50; Miss Kate Gillespie, of Phila
delphia, $5; W. B. Sogers, $50.
A BABI'S LONG BIDE.
A Months-OId Boy is Rescued at Verona
la Ills Cradle.
One of the most touching sights along the
Allegheny river was 'witnessed yesterday
afternoon at Verona. John Grimes, a well
known citizen of that place, was
out in a skiff looking for bodies among
the drift. He noticed a pile of debris coming
down the stream, which looked as if there
might be something valuable among it. Mr.
Grimes rowed out and thought be saw a cradle
in the middle ot tbe pile add almost concealed
out of sight. He came down to the debris and
was surprised to see the chubby little hands
up iu tbe air. He carefully forged tbe prow of
hissKiif through the great mass of debris and
sure enough there was a baby there as peaceful
and contented as one could wish.
Great difficulty was experienced getting the
cradle to shore, but when tbe landing was
made, a hundred hands wanted to grasp tbe
little darling. Mr. Grimes took it home and
notified the authorities in this city of his find.
The baby is a boy abont 5 months old, and his
rescuer is wishing that he be allowed to keep it.
The story of Mr. Laikin rescuing the baby
from tho cake of floating Ice has been equaled
by Mr. Grimes rescuing one from a mass of
debris. Tho little one was quite wet from his
ride, but he is apparently none the worse for his
adventure. How tbe cradle could have passed
tnrougn tbe debris, all tbe way from Johns
town to this city, without overturning and
spilling out its happy occupant, is a mystery.
REPAIRING ONE BREAK.
Snperlntendent Pitcairn Want to
Throag-h to Johnstown Brldee.
Superintendent Pitcairn who, notwithstand
ing tbe fact that he had as much work yester
day as a half dozen ordinary men, always found
time to answer the quesuons of people -who
persisted in bothering him. Most pi the people
who found their way to his office would not be
satisfied talking to any of the clerks, but had to
see the Superintendent himself. To a Dis
patch reporter Mr. Pitcairn Said:
"We are now centering our efforts on the
work of reconstructing our line where it is
broken. We bare several hundred men out
repairing the track at Dornock Point, which is
on the other side of Sang Hollow. I cannot
say when the track will be repaired, but it will
probably take several days to do the work.' As
soon as we get it fixed we will be able to run
trains right up to tbe Johnstown bridge. This
will give us better facilities for alleviating the
distress of the people who were rescued."
DAZED BY THE WATERS.
A Little Boy Is Whirled Under a Flont at
the Foot of Seventh Street.
Samuel Kanfmann, a 10-year-old son of
Isaac Kaufmann, a peddler, was down at
the foot of Seventh street at 5:16 last evening.
The boy had been ordered off the float
lying at that point several times, but per
sisted in climbing onto it to watch the
the water. As he was standing on the edge of
float, he became dazed by the whirl of the
waters and went overboard. A bystander
made a gran at him and caught his wrist,
but slipped and lost his hold.
"He made a second grab, but just suc
ceeded in catching the boy's hat as he was
whirled under the float by theswitt current.
It was impossible at this writing to make
any effort to recover the body.
500 MEN TO MAKE REPAIRS.
Box Can Fitted Up With Cooking Stoves,
Yesterday afternoon Superintendent Pit
cairn, of the Pennsylvania Eailroad, sent
out over 300 section men to repair the track
at Dornock Point . They were accompanied
by 110 men under Supervisor Dennis
O'Brien, of the Panhandie,( and l00 men
nnder Supervisor Kilcb, (of the Fort
The men traveled in boxcars, which were
fitted np with cooking stoves, shelves,
tables, etc. Thev will live in the cars while
they are repairing the road. In die cars
were also about 500 lamps', lanterns, etc.
-KNOWS TfBE M1SSINQ.
Two Plusbnrsenr Almost Certain to Have
It was learned late last night that two
men from Pittsburg, who are well-known,
are mjssirig and beyond any doubt are
drowjfed. They are Con Wilson, a con
ductor on the P. K. B.. and John S. F.
Winans. a brother of Thomas K. Winnns
of the Leader.
Mr. Wilson was one of the oldest con
ductors on the road, while Mr. Winans was
a bookkeeper in a Fifth avenue business
ANOTHER LARGE FLOOD
At Cnba, X. Y., Caused n Gcservolr to
Break at Blent O'clock Last Night.
A telegram from Oil City announces that
the reservoir at Cuba, N. Y., covering
1,600 acres had broken at 8 P. M. and that
a rise offifteen ieet was expected in the
People Who Did Not Get Here:
Among the people who were on their way
to this city, but were caught by the flood
before they reached Conemaugh, were Con
gressman McKinley, of Ohio, who went to
New York abont a week -ago, and Mrs.
George W. Childs, of Philadelphia.
Contributions From t'okers.
S. L. Schoonmaker, the coke operator, re
ceived 5700 for the flood sufferers, subscribed
by the men at the works at TJniontown.
Last evening he received a message from
Continued on Sixths. "&? m BaUBUlew ,neefc ' " - Jem W
To disinfeet , cellars, waste pipes, water
closets, etc., always use Piatt's Chlorides.
HOTETj MORMANDIK, ATLANTIC CITY,
Under new management.
T. tt GILLETTE, Prop'r.
my22 Late of Colonnade Hotel, Philada.
LONGVIEW SCHOOL-FORMERLY HO
TEL Longriaw will be opened for tbe
reception of .summer boarders by July 1, 1SS9.
For circulars and information apply to
REV. JOHN G. MULHOLLAND.
my2-JW-TTSu Longvlew School, Brookviile, Pa.
BRESSON bPRlNGS. PENNA.. MAIN
1 line Pennsylvania Railroad, on top of
Will oped June 25. All trains siop at Cratson.
For circulars, eta. address
r WM.R. DUNHAM, Supt-
my7-insu Cresson. Cambria Co., Pa.
Hotel and Cottages.
Five Miles From Pittsburg,
On Panhandle Railroad.
OPEN MAY 30.
Prior to opening, .the proprietor will be on
tbe promises every Tuesday and Friday to
meet those wishing to look at rooms or cot
tages. Take tho 2.55 p. M. train at Union station on
the above days. It Is onlv 20 minutes' ride to
Idle wood. W.B. JACKSON, Proprietor.
DILL. :-: PARK,
Formerly Lake View,
NORTH EAST, PA.
This beautiful place ha3 been entirely
renovated and refurnished In rlrst-class
order, and will be opened for guests on
MONDAY, JUNE 3, 1839, as a family
summer resort. This hotel is situated
on the shore of Lake Erie, with a beau
tiful sandy beach, which makes as fine
a place for bathing as the seashore; also
fine fishing. Will have small boats on
tbe grounds. The place consists of a
fine farm, and it is-the intention of
raising everything for table use. Also
have fine herd of cattle, and will make
a specialty of good, pure milk and but
ter. A livery, consisting of Shetland
ponies, for children, and single and
double rigs, on the premises.
Address all communications to
I DILL, Prop
On tne H of lis Allegtaiss,
3,000 Feet Above Tidewater.
Season Opens June 22, 1889,
These famous mountain resorts, situated at
the summit of tbe Alleghenies, and directly
upon tho main line of the Baltimore and Ohio
Kallroad, hive, the. advantage of its through
train service both east and west, and are there
fore readily accessible from all parts of the
country. All Baltimore and Ohio trains stop
at Deer Park and Oakland during the season.
With due regard for the safety of gnests in
case of accident, fire escapes of the most re
cent and approved design have been added to
the hotel buildings at both resorts.
Electric lights have been introduced through
out the houses and grounds; Turkish and Rus
sian baths and large swimming pools provided
for ladies and gentlemen; suitable grounds for
lawn tennis: bowling alleys and billiard rooms
are here; fine riding and driving horses are
kept for hire, in short, all the necessary ad
juncts for the comfort, health or pleasure of
Bates, 60, S75 and (80 a month, according to
All communications should be addressed to
GEORGE D. DeSHIELDS, Manager Balti
more and Ohio Hotels,Cumberland, Md., up to
June 10; after that data, either Deer Park or
Oakland, Garrett connty, Md. rml2-62-sn
CHANGE IN MAKE-UP.
That heretofore appeared on
this page of THE DISPATCH
will be found on the Eleventh
Page, in the Second Part of
The Wants, For Sales, To
Lets, Business Chances, Auc
tion Sales, eta, are placed
under their usual headings on
the Eleventh Page. Adver
tisements handed in too late
for Classification will be
found on the Sixth Page.
52 AND 51 SIXTH STREET.
Headquarters for Costumes of all descriptions,
for hire at reasonable prices.
mhl7-S0.su P. G. REINEMAN.
Safling every Wednesday from Philadelphia
and Liverpool. Passenger accommodations tor
all classes unsurpassed. Tickets sold to and
from Great Britain and Ireland, Norway, Swe
den, Denmark, etc.
JfiSIJSlB WKIGHT ft BON8,
ueuerai agents, ow waiuut st- rnuaoeiDOia. ' .3sbSsTK
FuU Information can be had of J.J. McCOB- - 3V
MICK, Fourth aTenue and Splthfleld rtreefc tar Orusn fts.tnrrlwr"tfiMji 11 1ft rVnlnnfe U E
FURNITURE .:. TRADE
Continues in a Very
No spasmodic rushes, but a steady, healthy course of bu
ness all the time. We have the pleasure of numbering
among our customers people of all conditions. and
classes. The rich as well as the poor find it to
their benefit to buy their furniture from us.
We are now offering some choice de
I signs in beautiful and artistically
carved Bed Room Suites
. ' that should be seen by all wishing
to furnish their houses in elegance and
at small expense. We also call your at
tention to our superb assortment of Parlor
Furniture: Sofas, Divans, Arm and Rocking Chairs
Settees, Center Tables, etc., and, at the prices we
sell them, they're within the reach of everybody.
Does your Dining Room need replenishing? If so,
walk right in and see our extensive stock of Side
boards, Extension Tables, Chairs, etc. You will be
surprised at our fine styles and extremely low prices.
ICE CREAM FREEZERS.
Visitors of our House Furnishing Goods Department will
notice a complete and elegant stock of these goods, and
as for our prices well, we leave it to you to say
whether they are not theiowest you ever heard.
Full line of Queensware, Tinware and Woodenware.
OUR CARPET ROOM
is a continuous scene of life
tomers are coming back and, in addition, we notice many
new faces daily. It's the pure, unadulterated "qualfA.
ties, low prices and straightforward way of do
ing business that attracts these new recruits
under the glorious banner of Keech.
Bargain seekers have a wide field
for fchoice ,at Keech's store
this week. There are many odd
pieces of Body and Tapestry Brussels,
Moquettes, Wiltons, Velvets, Ingrains, etc.,
which, in order to close them quickly, Keech will
sell at temptingly low prices. Big bargains, too, in
Chinese and Japanese Mattings, Oil Cloths, Lino
leums, eta Your own interest demands that you
should see these goods. Don't forget our Curtain
Department The inducements we offer in Lace,
Plush and Chenille Curtains are beyond precedent
and parallel. Many odd pairs of Curtains here that
will go at half regular prices. s: s: c:
LOVELY BABY CARRIAGES.
Our magnificent styles, durable qualities and low figures are
continuous source of agreeable surprise to the mothers '
of the twin cities. Those who buy from us have
' the advantage of making their selection from a
very extensive assortment and effecting a
s: big saving of money. s:
CASH or CREDIT:,
WHICH DO YOU PREFER?
We sell you goods either way, and warrant our prices
the lowest in both instances. iflflf
TAXE YOUR CHOICE:
CASH or CREDIT-
923 and 925 Penn ave., J$
USTean? IETi n "tlx Street. 9H
and activity. All our old