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THE PITTSBTJELG- DISPATOH, TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 1889. .
the flood was evidently sufficient to tear up
thousands of cubic yards of the earth, and
it was borne along in suspension.
Sow this enormous quantity .of earth
may have been our salvation
for the effect of clays in -water is to act as ab
sorbents and not only absorbents, but peu
tralizers of many of the poisons with which the
water may be charged. At least this is one of
nature's ways of purifying water. 1 ho time, or
course, was very short for the action of the air
in oxidizing such materials, for it was not more
than "nine or ten hours after the flood until the
great body of the drift reached us.
"Then, we must take into consideration the
further fact of the great dilution of the poi
sons. Nevertheless, during the hours named
the water was in an alarming condition to say
the least.
"By Sunday morning it was evident, from
the change in the character of tho drift, that
the flood carried more water from the upper
Allegheny than came out of the Kiskimlnetas.
So that just now and until putrefaction sets in
to such an extent that carcasses of animals,
etc, begin to fall apart, etc, I think there is
little to fear from the water. And, if our rivers
keep up a tolerable fair stage for the uext few
weeks, I would apprehend but little trouble.
Work It nt the Kenervolr.
"One thins I would suggest is that frequent
examinations bo made of the influent pipes at
the water works to see that no carcasses arc.
lodged about them. I recall an instance which
occurred in JS6S, I think, which was never pub
lished, but as it has an important bearing on
the subject just .now I will relate it.
About the period mentioned there were
MX) Texas cattle seized with some fever in
transit through this city. Shey were con
demned and siaugbteredfortheir hides. Some
time afterward there were statements made
that the entrails and some carcasses of these
animals were thrown into the Allecheny at
Wamwricht's Island, about Thirty-fifth street,
but the statement was Denied. A week or so
afterward I was in a skiff in the Alle
cheny and passing the influent pipes
of the old Pittsbunr water works
at Eleventh street, I was horrified to find en
tniit in nil stae-es of dccomDosition accumu
lated about the place, and held there by the in
flow of the current, i imormea jur. jjb
McCauley, a prominent member of Councils,
but he advised me to say nothing, as the ex
citement and knowledge of such a fact might
oi itself produce a fever. I was agreeably disap
pointed to find the time pass awav without any
epidemic of disease striking the city.
Fortunate In One Way.
"I don't know that there "are any distinct
forms of disease liable to be produced by the
water even perceptibly contaminated with
putrefying flesh. But it would, of course, be a
contributing cause for sickness in various forms.
It would bo different If there had been recently
ranch typhoid fever, cholera, eta, among tho
people of Johnstown. Another thing the temper
ature of the water just now is not favorable to
germ life. Take it all in all, and considering
the extent of the flood, our people should not
be unduly excited about the water, so long as
samples stanaingthree or fonr hours in a warm
place have no offensive smell. I think there is
no danger. .
I believe the usual period of incubation for
typhoid and other fevers is nine dajs after the
perms have been introduced into the system,
so that if we pass say June 10 or 12 without an
alarming increase of such diseases in the city
we ought to consider ourselves safe."
Dr. bnively, physician to the City Board of
Health, said that he had been confronted on
eve-y hand yesterday with anxious inquirers to
know whether it was safe to driiiK the water or
not. He said:
Hoping for the Bent.
There is, of course, a possibility of epi
demic; but Idon't think that the people need
fear it. Banning water purifies itself, and the
distance is so great from here to the cause of
trouble, that the dUution alone would prevent
great cause for fear. From the outlets of tho
sewers of Pittsburg and Allegheny to Sewick
ley it is only 11 miles, and yet their water is
pure.
Another thing, the contamination matter
would be greatly oxidized by tho water, tho
oxygen in the water fairly burning it up. The
gases arising from the matter in water always
rise to the surface and go off.
"The water supply of Pittsburg is drawn
from deep pits at the bottom of the
river, so " much -of the contamination
must be above where the supply is drawn
from." , .
Dr. W. T. English said: "The contamination
of the water, as a direct result of the flooding
of Johnstown district, is beyond a doubt.
Numerous circumstances will contribute to
make the flood one memorable, not only on
account of the immediate loss of life, but also
as a result of the numerous sequctse which, .
from the necessity of the case, will arise.
The dead bodies are not the most important
element in the case. Innumerable portions of
theralleys and bills, long exempt from flood-J-iiEohave
contributed to the contamination
Cessf eiels along the line of the flood have long
been hidden iadf orgotten, but have added their
vitiating elements to the tide. The lowlands,
with marshes, swamps and stagnant pools,
filled with disease-breeding germs, have emp
tied themselves into the watery avalanche all
along the line of the flood, aiding in multiply
ing the variety as well as augmenting the ag
gregate of tilth and contamination.
Worse Thine Yet.
"The effluvia and solution of dead bodies de
serve smaller consideration than may at first
be supposed, from the fact that many will be
deposited upon the bank to go into dissolution
before they can affect the water. A very
small percentage of the bodies will remain in
the water.
"The diseases which are most likely to follow
are those affecting the bos els, among which
woUld.be classed typhoid fever, diarrhoea, etc.
The season is unfortunate, as it is at the outset
of summer, and the heat of the sun will vivify
the germs.
"It cannot be told how long the water will be
impure; it may be for months.
The best method for those who use the
water for culinary and drinking purposes Is to
boil it. The use of tea and coffee from the
water is not likely to spread infection, but it
seems rather uninviting to say the least."
Dr. McCann has been in Johnstown since the
flood, and has a good knowledge of tho real sit
uation and possible danger. He said that
every precaution possible should be taken to
purity the water. He advocated boiling as the
only sure method to prevent contagion.
State Doctors to Toxklo It.
It is expected that this subject will be dis
cussed by the State Medical Society, which
meets to-day.
E. Si. Bigelow, Chief of the Department of
Public Works, who has charge of the city
water works, has issued a notice of warning to
the people. He urges them to strain all the
water and then boil it before using it. He ad
vises that a bag of duck or other liEe material
be placed in the spigots of the water pipes, and
the water, after being strained In this way, be
boiled. Failure to observe these precautions,
he says, will result in great sickness.
This warning applies to Allegheny as well as
Pittsbure. as both cities draw their water sup
plv f rom'the Allegheny river.
The doctors generally agreed that filtering
the water was not enough, as it only took out
the sediment and left the microbes, should any
be present in the water.
Drs. Sutton and J. N. Dickson.
Dr. Sutton said: "I believe that, with the
immense mass of decomposing bodies of ani
mals which must necessarily be lodged in drift
piles between here and Johnstown, the water
cannot be otherwise than impure, and the use
of it fraught with more or less danger. The
best thing to do is to bury the dead and burn
the animals at once. The burning of these
great drift piles, which struck us all with hor
ror, because of the feeling that large numbers
of human bodies were lodged in them, was,
after all, a salutary thing ma hygienic sense.
as a great deal of organic matter which might
nave bred disease was removed. Tho thing
now to do is to set fire to the drift piles at once,
and thus clean up the rivers. There must be
thousands of dead animals in these piles, and
the sooner they are consumed the better.
"Of course the danger of disease at Pittsburg
from decomposing animals is very much dimin
ished by our distance from the Conemaugh
where the decomposition is going on."
Better Drink Beer.
Dr. Joseph If. Dickson said; The only safe
water to drink atany time is distilled water.
The truth Is we should not drink any water
that is not boiled or distilled, tho latter being
safest.
"For this reason beer properly made (which,
of course, is seldom done, as the aim now is to
produce a salable article) is a much safer
drink at the present time than the ordinary
water wo use, because it Las had the poisonous
elements boiled and distilled out of it, Che re
cent floods are adverse to the prohibition
amendment.
"I do not think the water is any more dan
gerous now than it often is. Floods are sure
to stir up the poisonous sediment that has been
deposited at previous times, and the danger
from this source now Is greater than that from
the decomposition of animals going on up the
river. Our sewers are all the time depositing
poisonous matter into the rivers, but the hu
man stomach can take in a large amount of
poison without absorbing it.
"".Let all the rubbish heaps along the Cone
maugh be burned up at once, even ifthevdo
contain valuables.and possibly human remains.
What earthly satisfaction can there be in res-
" cuing an unrecognizable, mutilated body.
"With the difficulty of nroenrinp coffins, and
.the danger of disease beinr- unwul. cmnri kptmia
pd hygiene can for cremation,"
ALLEGHENYCOUMLS ACT
Tbey Appoint it Committee to so to Johns
townA Boat Will be Sent Up the
River to Collect Dead Bodies.
A special joint meeting of Allegheny Select
and Common Councils was held yesterday
morning to take action on the great disaster.
It was a hastily called meeting, but SO members
responded, and James Hunter presided. Mr.
Snainan offered the following resolutions
which were adopted:
VnEBXAS, The recent terrible calamity at
Johnstown calls for prompt action on the part of
all who are able to render assistance to the dis
tressed people of that city, and
Whereas, The servicesof a force of able-bodied
men would doubtless be of great value to them at
this time, therefore, be It
Resolved, Bythebelcct and Common Councils
ofthe city of Allegheny: thattbebtreet Commis
sioners and iioad Commissioner are hereby dele
gated to procure the services of a force of ICO of
ablebodled men and proceed at once to Johnstown
and assist In removing the debris gathered there,
and for the purpose of assisting as far as in their
power In relieving theexistlng distress
Mr. Snaman also moved for a committee of
five to tender the services of these men to the
Chamber of Commerce, and in case they -tore
not needed that the force be sent by the city.
President Hunter appointed on the committee
Messrs. Snaman, Wertheimer, Knox, Curry
andSteffen.
Mr. F. L. Ober tendered the committee the
tent of-the Champion Fishing Club: Charles A.
Mnehlbroner tendered that of theDuquesne
Fishing Club, and Arthur Hunter that of tho
Batchelors' Club. The school boards of the
city were requested to loan their tents used in
the parks on jubdee day, and if destroyed they
would bo paid for.
Dr. R. H. Gilliford was authorized to organ
ize a medical corps to consist of the city
physician, the health officer ana Lis inspectors,
with a competent druggist and the proper
drugs and supplies for immediate use. The
session then adjourned.
When the committee tendered this force of
men to the Citizens' Belief Committee they
-were told that all the men that could be used
at Johnstown were already engaged, and that
idea was then abandoned. The com
mittee, however, secured a steamboat,
and will send a party up tho Allegheny
river this morning tor the purpose of clearing
away the masses of decayed matter along the
banks. This precautionary measure was sug
gested to Dr. Gilliford and Health Officer
Bradley by the State Board of Health. It is
the intention to make a thorough search for
dead bodies, both human and animal, all along
the river, among the numerous creeks and
small streams, islands and bridges, and in fact
where any gorge or drift may be collected.
The partv consists of Dr. Gilliford as chief.
Health Officer Bradley. Superintendent of
Water Works Armstrong, City Engineer
Ehlers, James Hunter, Arthur Hunter, Chas.
Muehlbroner.Frank Curry and about ten of the
members of the Street Department. They will
leave the toot of Federal street at 8 o'clock,
and will go to the Kiskiminetas at least, and re
turn only after every precautionary measure
has been taken. Cooks will bo taken with
them, and they will live on the boat
Dr. Morris Einstein, the East street druggist
who is a member of Select Council from tho
Twelfth ward, 'volunteered his services, and
will have complete charge of the drugs. The
party of medical men left last night for Johns
town. They were taken to the B. &. O. B. It.
depot in patrol wagon No. 2,
HARRISON OPINION.
The President Says the Stnto Board of
Health Should Act He Reminds TJs
That Wo Possess a Governor
and a State Board He Wants
tho Governor's Request
Before He Acts.
The following telegrams which were read to
President Harrison by the Masonic Committee,
and the answers sent by him, show very clearly
what the outside world thinks of our great ca
lamity. The President states clearly that our
State Board of Health should be able to cope
with the disaster, and that burgeon General
Hammond wdl not be sent unless specially re
quested by the Governor. The messages read
as follows.
FrrrSBUBO, June 3, lfcra.
His Excellency. Benjamin Harrison, President of
United States, Washington:
Situational Johnstown appalling in extreme.
TJnlebS immediate steps are taacn to remove dead
from water, every river affected by waters of Uon
cmangh will carry pestilence In its course. Can
you not send a Government Sanitary Corps to the
scene without moment's delav. Every hour's de
lay serious. Two members of this committee have
oeen on me becue mr iwu oars. no woras canac
scribe terrible situation and suffering. Houses
and Wnole lamuies swept away oy nood and are.
Death and devastation incomprehensible.
James o. mcKeax,
t. J. Hudson-.
C W. UATCnEL.EE,
J.I. BUCHANAN,
Masonic Committee.
A similar message was sent to Senator Quay.
and he replied:
HEAVER, June 3, 1889.
James G. McKcan. T. J. Hudson, C. V. Batch
clcr and J. I. liuchanan, Pittsburg:
Becelved yonr telcxram. and have wired the
President, M. S. QCAT.
Then there came this pointed reply from the
White House:
Executive Mansion; j
Washington. Junes. 1839. t
James S. McKcan and others. Masonic Committee,
.rcu&Durg:
Our only sanltarv corps consists of a few medi
cal officers. One, Dr. Carrtncton, is stationed at
l'lttfihnrr. You have a Mate Board of Health, and
unless the Governor should request It, burgeon
uenerai Hamilton coma not imeriere. ue are
anxious to extend everv possible heln. but -what
you need Is systematic work under proper author-
Health make anv call unon me in anv matter In
my discretion I will gladly respond, and will di
rect isr. umanuD wi .report luc situation, ana
Dr. Hamilton w III communicate at once with your
iitatc Board of Health. Hespectfully,
Bcnj. Hahkison.
Then followed this, from here:
PrrTSBUKO, June a, 1889.
His Excellency, BenJ. Harrison, President, etc,
'Washington.
lour very satisfactory telegram received. We
thought It proper to communicate -witn you In
view of National Government relation to water
highways. c thank you. Signed by the same
committee as auuvc. j
THE LEGISLATUBE.
All the Members From Allecheny Unite In
Asking Governor Beaver to Call a
Special Session An Opinion
of the Governor Very
Caustic Criticism.
Every member of the Legislature from Alle
gheny county yesterday afternoon signed a
telegram to Governor Beaver urging liim to
issue a call immediately for a special session
of the Legislature. The message was sent
about half-past 2 o'clock yesterday afterdoon.
Hon. M. B. Lemon, who was one of the ac
tive ones in having the request prepared, said
yesterday afternoon:
There aie several reasons why the Legisla
ture should be convened immediately. There is
so mnch danger of pestilence that the State
authorities must take steps to prevent it.
The city and county authorities can
not do the work, because they
cannot act In harmony. Another reason is
that tho State must give aid to restore the de
stroyed industries. It is neither right nor safe
to depend altogether on voluntary private sub
scriptions to do this. The whole State should
come to the aid of the survivors."
"Governor Beaver's attitude in this calam
ity." continued Mr. Lemon, "issimply astound
ing. Why, even the President of the United
States is taking more interest in the matter
than Governor Beaver. The Governor of Ohio
was awake and offered snch assistance as he
could, while Governor Beaver was off in Mary
land inspecting a lot of dudes. The Governor
has hurt himself more than he now realizes.
It is a pity that the State of Pennsylvania has a
wooden man at its head."
Iso answer to the message had been received
by Mr. Lemon last evening, and he said ho
hardly expected one. in view of the apathy the
uovernor uaa aireauy snown.
DE. PHILIPS' PERIL.
All In the House but Him Drowned, and His
Escape Bllrncnlons.
Dr. H. Philips, of the East End, returned
from Johnstown yesterday and has a fearful
experience to relate. The doctor went to visit
his mother at Johnstown last Thursday, and
was in her house when the flood came. There
were, beside himself In the house, his mother,
his brother-in-law. Dr. L. T. Beam, and two
nieces, one of whom was Miss Susie Mc Will
iams, aged 13, daughter of George Mc Williams,
of Hiland avenne.
Dr. Philips was the only person in the house
wbo escaped deatb, and he was only rescued
after being in the water for 17 hours.
Carpenters to tho Fore.
The Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
took action yesterday toward doing their part
for Johnstown. During the day Agent Swartz
called on the committee and offered the serv
ices of a number of skilled carpenters, to be
sent at the expense of the unions, as soon as
men were needed to build or repair houses. In
the evening Local Unltm No. 142 met and con
tributed ?!(: No. 164. $50: No. 470, $25, and No.
GOG. 125. This money will be paid into the Dis
trict Conncilwhich meets to-night, and will be
disposed of by that body. There are 15 to 20
unions in the district, which will contribute
about S2,000 in alL
SATING THE SISTERS.
How the Little Chapel in the Ell Part
Became Their Sanation,
ASSAULT UPON FATHER DAYIN.
r
A Murderous Ghoul Attacks a Priest Who
Remonstrated Witli Him.
OBSERVATIONS BI" BISHOP PHELAN
Bishop Phelan returned to Pittsburg late
last evening, after two trying days at the
scene of the disaster. To the reporter who
visited him at St. Peter's Episcopal resi
dence, he expressed himself as worn out,
averse to talking for publication in
general, and averse in particular (this
very emphatic) to appearing in print
as criticizing, patronizing or even
presuming to comment upon the noble
work that is being done. Gradually, how
ever, in spite of his indignant protest to an
interview, his interest in what he had passed
through, led him into conversation.
"When I got there," he said, "they
stopped me. Wanted to know what I
wanted. I told them I wanted to assist
They replied there was no one to be as
sisted. They were all dead. Indeed, I don't
know but they were right, In the main. The
flood did its work well.
"I don't want to speak of what we did. Wo
did all we could. That's all. I took two priests
with me. There were four other priests who
came in from the mountains. All worked
heartily, cheerfully. Four of the Franciscan
Sisters who went down asked permission to
stay. I gave it told them to stay. A number
of the
Sisters of Mercy
were given permission to stay. I told Dr.
Stewart that if more were needed to telegraph
me, and they would be sent at once. All
worked in entire harmony. Mr. Scott under
stands that all the Sisters that are needed in
caring for the sick and injured are at his com
mand. -y
"Shall I go back again? I think not not
unless I am sent for. All that I could do I did
while I was there. My work done, I couldn't
bear to stay there. Work hard work being of
some use, is all that could enable one to brace
up under such scenes. The wont done JL must
get away as soon as possible.
"Father O'Connell, who went down with me,
remains there. He would have come back with
me but for an accident to Father Davin, one of
the local priests. Father Davin was trying to
prevent a Hungarian from robbing dead
uodies of jewelry or money. The fellow turned
upon him and kicked him. It was some time
before we knew that Father Davin was hurt.
At last we noticed It from his walk. I demand
ed to know how he had been hurt. He told me.
"Was there no one with you?" I asked.
"Yes; a" crowd was not far away."
"Why didn't you call upon them?"
"Because they would have hung the man, and
I Didn't Want Him Banff.
"And so that was the reason Father Davin
had said nothing about It mercy for the ghoul
that bad assaulted him. So I have left Father
O'Connell to remain with Father Davin until
he is entirely over this Injury."
Bishop Phelan talked rapidly, interspersing
all with emphatic, sometimes almost angry
protests against anything like an Interview.
While speaking of the burials he said:
"There is one matter that I meant to have
talked with Mr. Scott about before I came
away. That is the burial of the many who are
unidentified. But mind, there is no clash, or
possibility of a clash, about that or anything
else. All denominations are working together
in perfect harmony. Those who wish can
have for their friends a Catholic bnriaL One
girl I met just before I came away was
anxious that ner mother should be buried in
St. Mary's ground here, and I promised her
that it should be done if I had to see to it my
self. Many had the emblems of the Catholic
faith still clinging to their poor dead bodies.
These, of coarse, thqre is no doubt about.
Oh, well " .
And here it seemed to the reporter that the
Bishop in his emotion said something very
broad and tender and liberal aryl noble, about
all tbe unclaimed dead, but the reporter's
anxietr not to misrepresent him. prevents him
from presuming to quote his exact words.
Among other things uisnop pneian spoce oi
the school of the Sisters of Charity. "It is not
true as reported." he said, "that that building
was entirely swept away. The ell part con
taining the chapel still Btands. Early in the
day, fearing the rising waters but not dream
ing of the flood that was to come the Sisters
had sent their pupils home. Soon after, warned
by tbe crash and roar of tbe deluge, the Sisters
fled to the chapel in tbe ell, leaving the main
?iart of the building. There in the chapel they
ell upon their knees and prayed, the waters
roaring about them.
"As tbe flood rushed into the chapel they
were suit upon tneir Knees praying. The
waters rose about them. Taking the blessed
sacrament they went to the room above the
chapel, and Kneeling about it, prayed. The
torrents bore a crushing mass of shattered
houses down upon the school building, tearing
it from its foundation and hurling it onward
with the flood.
"But, strange to say, that little ell part with
the chapel and the sisters in the room above it,
KSEEL1NO BY THE SACEAMENT
and praying that remained. The deluge beat
against it, but it fell not, while all the rest of
the building was whirled along a shattered
ruin, that little part, with its precious contents,
remained in safety.
"All night in trembling and prayer kneeling
all night about tbe sacrament, in that little
room above the chapel, waited the sisters, and
in the morning rescue came. Hraw your own
inference. The ell part stands there a witness
to what I have said.''
This incident tbe Bishop related rapidly and
earnestly, with no attempt at eloquence, for
getting himself entirely in tbe narrative. When
at its conclusion tho reporter said: "And if
they had not gone into the chapel to pray they
would have been lost in the wreck of the main
building?" He drew himself back, a little in
dignantly. "Don't question me," be said. "This
is no Interview, nor am I preaching a sermon."
At some further length the bishop talked,
seeming to looK for some light in the general
gloom. Many, he thought, tnat had been re
ported lost were being found. He called to
mind a man be knew, prominent in Johns
town, a Mr. Linton, a Protestant in faith.
"I was told that he was lost," Bishop Phelan
said, "but on my way to the depot to taKe the
train home I met him. He had bad
A TnEILIilNG ESCAPE
with his family. Making a perilous way from
floating roof to roof, he had at last been
rescued. Another man I was told was lost a
Mr. McLaughlin, a Catholic, I met just before
I came away. He had been a prominent man
in Johnstown, and I knew him well. When
the crash staid, be remained right in his of
fice, never stirred an inch, and the floods
earned him at last to a place of safety. Others
who have been reported lost are being found.
Heaven grant it may be true of many."
In concluding the conversation the Bishop
said: "Only one thing I am willing you should
print as coming from me. That all is being
done that can be done, that all are doing their
work carefully, that the care of the dead, the
work of tbe undertakers and embalmers is
being well done, and that so far as I am con
cerned I have simply done what little I could;
I only wish it could be more, and I want
nothing said about it."
THJET YIELDED HANDSOMELY.
Entertainment at Turner Hall by Father
McDermott's Colored Schools.
The capacity of Turner Hall was well tested
last night by an audience of 700 or 800 people,
wbo gathered there for tbe purpose of listen
ing to a musical and literary entertainment
given by Father McDermott's colored schools,
for tho flood sufferers.
At tbe entrance a basket was held to receive
contributions. This was well-filled with silver
and bills.
The entertainment was thoroughly enjoyed
by the audience, too. judging by the hearty ap
plause given. A clog dance was given by
Messrs. J. Luyman and B. H. Robinson.
Father McDermott began his work among
the colored children last fall with about a
dozen pupils. Now he has a day school num
bering 60 or more and a night school comprised
of boys and young men numbering as many
more. The schools are closing for the summer.
MISS PATRICK AL1T.
Tbe Daughter of the Bankcr'Etcnped From
the Wreck With Her Life.
Miss Margaret Patrick, dauebter of W. W.
Patrick, the banker and President of the
Birmingham Street Bailway line, is alive. Sho
was on the train that left here for tbe East on
Friday morning, and nothing was heard from
her until last evening. Her parents were al
most distracted, but at 5 o'clock a telegram
was received from Dr. Bobipsori, of Allegheny,
saying that Miss Patrick was alive and well at
Altoona.
Mr. Patrick was seen last night, and said he
had received no dotails of the accident, but
that he was very jubilant over the fact that
his daughter escaped death. He1 does not know
how she escaped, but is satisfied with the fact
that she Is alive.
HOW ITOSAEE HANDLED.
An Insldo View of Treasurer Thompson's
Work at tho Bank He Is Prond of
rittsbnrg Now Guardedly
. Sent Out la Parcels.
Treasurer W. B. Thompson's private bank
at the corner of Fourth avenue and Wood street
was literally overflowing with money yesterday
when a Dispatch representative passed into
the door. In a moment or two Mr. Thompson
hurried in with a huge canvas bag under one
arm, two cigar boxes filled with specie under
tho other and both hands filled with checks and
greenbacks. Since his appointment as treasurer
of the relief fond he has baa precious littlo
time for tbe cultivation of social ethics or
adornment of the person.
"I am proud of Pittsburg," said tho genial
treasurer. "Our citizens have responded nobly
to this terrible emergency, and tbe stream of
contribution has Increased bo mnch in extent
as to throw our usual business entirely aside.
My five clerks are working like beavers to ac
knowledge and separate the contribution and
are several hours behind their task. HoVever,
we shall be able to make a statement in detail'
of the contributions by night
Checks Two Feet High.
"Yes, a very large portion of contributions
comes in the shape of checks. I have a stack
two Teet high of these tell-tale slips of paper to
sign. They will then go through tbe Clearing
House in the usual manner and the money will
bo immediately available when needed. The
money contributed is much harder to classify
and count, especially tbe church contributions
and tbe money collected in tbe fish globes all
over the two cities. Whde it would save mnch
time if everything come in tbe shape of checks,
it all 'goes' in such a cause.
"As to the money sent to Johnstown, we have
not felt like placing too much in the city
while everything is in such confusion there.
Postmaster Laruin went at S o'clock this morn
ing to Johnstown, taking 5,000, in bills of small
denominations to be used in paying workman
and rescuers.
"Mr. William Fllnn leaves Tuesday morning,
accompanied by Captain W. R- Jones, and wilt
take 87,000 with him to pay for the work on the
mass of debris at the culvert, tbe removal of
which will be under his direction. We
are concerning ourselves just now in
the Ttork of collection of funds for
the money will fly very fast in the mammoth
task that lies before the Belief Committee. I
wish The Dispatch would say to the public
that publication of some contributions may
have oeen or may be omitted through the
tremendous rush that we are in, but, if we are
given time, all will be properly acknowledged.
I will say, in addition, that I will cheerfully
make alterations if any are suggested to me by
interested parties."
"As matters stand now, we shall not forward
any largo sums of money to Johnstown, unless
assured of adequate protection."
Chairman McOrccry on Finances.
Mr. William McCreery, Chairman of the Be
lief Committee, managed to spare a moment
from his pressing duties to answer interroga
tions as to the financial administration of the
large sums contributed:
"We are addressing ourselves wholly, at
present, to the work of forwarding supplies
and purchasing provisions as ordered by Gen
eral Hastings, who is in command at Johns
town. So far as money is concerned, there will
be more need of it In a day or two tban at
present. .There are no stores in operation for
miles away from Johnstown, and our system of
free transportation so generously organized by
tho railroads enables us to obtain here articles
that are needed and get them to the sufferers
in better shape and to a greater extent than if
it were possible to expend it at the scene of
aevastation."
"We are in communication with the First
national Bank of Johnstown, and It Is sound
financially, although physically shattered. We
shall get money to tbe scene of tbe awful dis
aster Dy the timo it is needed. We have sent
supplies by the carload, and are directing
every energy to the proper care of the unfor
tunate survivors of the flood. Our committee
finds itself badly hampered by tbe lack of
Eastern malls. Thousands of dollars con
tributed all over tbe East are on the way here,
and delaved bv tho cessation of transportation.
From the West, however, all Is In good shape,
and money is '
Coming by Every Mall.
"The telegrams sent out by us on Sunday
are, indeed, bearing golden fruit. Hundreds
of telegrams containing generous responses aro
notifying us of money transmitted by mall
have been coming in all the day, and when it
is considered that in each city asked to help
us it requires time to take action, official or
otherwise, the contributions of to-day are
phenomenal. But the magnitude and un
paralleled extent of this disaster is beginning
to be known enough to assure us that the Iocs
of life and property Is such as to surpass even
the wildest imagination. More money is need
ed, and I believe it will be forthcoming. Our
own city is responding magnificently to tbe
call for aid. The Belief Committee will re
main constantly in session, and every sugges
tion or question will be promptly dealt with. I
must say that the milk of human kindness
seems to bo existent all over the length and
breadth of America. Contributions are com
ing in as if tbe spirit of generous emulation
and had almost become large hearted rivalry."
SEW lOEK'S GENKB0U8'GIFT.
Sho Scnds.S3O,O00 for the Eelicl of Snf
ferers and Chlcaco $5,000.
The greatest single contribution yet received
though little Pittsburg has already more than
doubled it came in at 8:30 last night. It was
from New York, and the message read as fol
lows: SewToek, Jnne 2, I8S9.
William JI. McCreery, Chairman. Pittsburg.
Governor Beaver has been authorized to draw
on J. Edward Simmons, President of (he Fourth
national Bank, 50,000 at sight.
Hugh J. Geakt, Mayor.
The tired out men who have been laboring
on the Belief Committee since Saturday
aroused themselves sufficiently to applaud as
this message was read. An answer thanking
Mayor Grant was sent at once.
Following this came a telegram from Dewitt
C. Cregier. Mayorof Chicago, announcing that
$5,000 would be forn arded last night. Falrman
Williams, for the Belief and Aid Society, that
had charge of the distribution of goods durinc
tbe great fire, offered tho services of Mr
iiu&ucii, tvuu itiu vueir ouueriuienuenu ino
committee replied that their organization was
sufficient so far; but that, if needed, Mr. Trus
dell's services would be thankfully accepted.
THE PRESIDENT'S HELP ASKED.
The Masons Call Upon Him to Appoint a
Sanltnry Commission at Once.
At the meeting of the Masonic fraternity
yesterday morning a committee consisting of
C. W. Batchelor, James S. McKcan, T. J. Hud
son and J. R. Buchanan was appointed to call
on the General Government to take action at
once to have sanitary measures nut in force. A
long message was sent to President Harrison
explaining the horrible condition of the Con
emaugh Valley. The committee called bis at
tention to the large number of bodies that
cannot possibly be gathered up for several
days and the number of dead domeutlc ani
mals which will naturally be left to the last.
The danger of every stream which the waters
of the Conemaugh reach being polluted was
pointed out, and the great probability of an
epidemic or plagne reaching from Pittsburg to
New Orleans dwelt upon. The committee
urged upon tbe President to appoint a Sanitary
Commission without delay to take charge of
and carry on the work of clearing up the Cone
maugh valley. Like dispatches were sent to
tbe Pennsylvania Senators.
The Masonic fond now reaches over 5,000.
Contributions can be sent to W. T. Belter
Treasurer, P. O- box 832.
STEEL W0BKERS CONTRIBUTE.
Andrew Carnegie's Men nt Homestead Glvo
810,000 for the Johnstown Sufferers.
The iron and steel workers at Homestead
have contributed their mite to tbe sufferers at
Johnstown, and their mite when added up will
almost equal that of their employers. At a
meeting of Amalgamated Association men,
2,000 in number, held on Sunday, it was decided
to denote the proceeds of one turn's pay to the
sufferers. This will amount to not less than
810,000.
Vice President Wm. T. Roberts, of the Amal
gamated Association, was present at tho meet
ing of the men held on Sunday, and when seen
last evening said: "The men will give fully
510,000, and this is only one plant of the Car
negio's. and tbe one where a reduction in
wages Is offered. The men are willing to give
more if necessary, but I think they have done
their share by the liberal offer.
A WOMAN'S GRIEF.
She Wanted Passage to Johnstown to Seek
14 Dlcmbers of Her Family.
An incident which occurred at the Chamber
of Commerce yesterday afternoon indicates
the drift of opinion among certain classes of
people. A woman far beyond middle age by
her appearance called to get a pass to Johns
town. She said that her family of 14 persons
had been lost, and she wanted to find the
bodies. The committee gave her a pass
through the lines. She wanted transportation
also, but tbe gentlemen told her they could
not give her that j tho utmost of their ability
was to give her a pass through tbe lines.
-"But I have no money; X can not pay. Every
member of my family is lost, and yet you say
that rich men can build a dam to fish in that
causes the death of thousands of poor persons,
ami yet they can't pay the fare of one of the
sufferers to find the bodies of the dead."
The lady became hysterical in her grief and
had to be removed from the room.
HUMANITY STIEEED,
Tho Belief Executive Committee's Work-Far-off
Plaees Respond Contri
butions Banning From 81
to 313,000.
Tbepoorand tho rich visited the Chamber
of Commerce rooms yesterday and swelled the
Johnstown relief fund heavily. Some brought
donations in person and others sent checks.
The treasurer, Mr, Robinson, was kept well
employed receiving and recording tbe money
and giving receipts. The givers were of tho
cheerful kind whom, it is said, the Lord loves,
and they gave twice by giving, promptly. The
sums counted rapidly, $100 to $500 being quite
common, and soon mounted to $30,000 and be
yond when snch checks as that of Westing
bouse for $15,000, Window Glass Committee's
for over $9,000 and that of tbe 'Produce Ex
change, of Toledo. Ohio, were counted. They
came from afar as" well as near. Aspen, Color
ado, contributed. Messrs. Home & Ward send
$300 worth of ladles' and children's clothing.
Here is the order In which the Executive
Committee recorded the acknowledgements:
A. Garrison Foundry Wylle Avenne A. M. E.
Company, S500. Church, ?57 74
W. P. Shlnn, SIOO. Jos.WoodweU&Co.,tW).
J. P. Hyland. (1.
sixth
Presbyterian
Pennsylvania White jiChurch, (132.
Lead uo., r-av.
Wi
cstlnghouse Company,
J. Jl. Jlairuire, ft.
sis. our.
Opera House, KS So. Miller, Jdetcalf & Sax-
Union Uhurcn tltoss kin, 31,000.
. township). S71. William C. Urav, SoO.
Evergreen Al. E. Church, Parnassus Presbyterian
110 75. Church, (282 GO.
Bethel Presbyterian People's Natural Gas
Church, (90. Company, SS00.
Cnesuskl Lodge, I). O. Louis Holster, 125.
11., tlO. W. U. Johnston a Co.,
Jl. Bonn & Co., $50. 00.
McBride & Gray, S50 John Naegley, (10.
Pennsylvania Lead Com-Wbltehlll & Cleveland,
pany, 1300. Newbnrg, N. Y.. 1100.
George A. Berry, 150. Employes Evans Jones
Charles Paine, (100. & Co.. (Z7S.
Harbison & Walker, St. Malacby'a Church,
8500. (85.
Wm. B. Scalfe & Son, John Hays, (50
(200. ' Mrs. John Hays, (25.
Jesse Yarnell. for Denny BlssellA Co., (100.
il. E. Church, (IS 75. J. U. Thompson, (20.
P. J. Pierce. (10. H. A, Martin, (10.
Wm. Munhall, (125. J. Galloway, (100 20.
JUUlvale Boronxh Belief Ames M. E. Church.
Corps, (G93 i'S. Hazelwood, 155.
Vit a. t frailer, (75. Davis - Chambers Lead
Beymer-Banmau Lead Co., (200.
Co , (100. Bailey, Karrell & Co, (103,
Armstrong & McKel- A. Chllds & Co , (250.
vey, S200. Dr. Josephos Albon, (5.
D. C. PhiUlpg. (50. Church of Ascension,
Jacob Schoenfcld, (35. (131 90.
Huiro Bosenberg. (33. Samuel StelnSeld, (32.
J.M. SchoonmaKer Coke 3. L. beboonmaker, (100.
Co., (LU0O. A. A. Kelly, (500.
Dr. K. 8. Sutton. (20. First National Bank,
Economy Society and Plttshurg. (1.000.
worsmen, (1,660. Canton, (X, (228 17.
Tlrst unlversallst Hsmll ton, Lemon &Arn-
Chnrch, S25 69. old. (500.
Pittsburg Tyre Works, Mary A. Bailey, (25.
es. Plrst C-rT Church,
A. L. Bailey, (10. (220 53
Three Churches, Butler II. P. Joslln, (2.
county. (50. Kdith'Jarvin. (1.
Charles 1'. Wagner, (25. JamerMcUrezor, (100.
Hugo Blank, (10. Mist Baldwin, (1.
Drcyfut Bros , (25. Eighth U. P. Church,
Denimler&Snenck, (100. (213).
Birmingham Tnrner As-West End Manercholr,
soclatlon, ttSB. (is.
German Male Beneficial Star Encaustic Tile Com-
Soclety, (10. pany, (25.
Delia K. Carr, (100. Stani. & Thomas, (100.
T. C Jenkins' ware-Henrietta Benser. (50.
housemen, feO. Firs tilt. P. Church. (110.
ThlrdNatlonalBank. (500. Second U. P. Church,
ExchangeNatlonalBank, (94 05.
(1,000. Pittsburg Timet, addl-
u. uairu juanui&cburmg uonai, f3,tM w
lminany, )iuu.
Kopp & Vogelty, (100.
Builders' Exchange, (100,
Druid Sangerband, (50.
Committee on Boots and
Shoes. S103.
Mr. Mclntvre. K. M. Y. Itobertson. S5.
Presbyterian Ch u r c h. Citizens of Shalersvllle,
Kev. Aspall, (29. (350.
OakIandU.P.Cnapel,S21.Mxon Street Church,
Dr. J. A. Ilex, (10. KSU.
H. C. Zelgler. (10. V. O- Place, (50.
J. W. Craig, (100. J. Jl. Oakley Co., (100.
Oil Well Supply Co., (100. English Soeaklnc Tall
P. Schlagel, (50. . ors, K. of L 1620. (57 50.
F. Uwlnner, (500 Citizens of Ironton, O.,
Westlake school pupils, (350.
iJhartiers, (13. WUlIam Hawdon, (5.
Scott and McLean, (25. O.M.von Bonnhorst,(25.
Jflrst Reformed Presby-Monongahela national
terlan Church, Oak Val- Bank, 8250.
ley, (100. Window Glass Commit-
R.C.Bchmem& Co., (100, tees, (9,662 78.
Wm. McCnlly & Co., f 100. Abel. Smith & Co., (100.
Thomas Wlghtman A Co., olf. Howard A Co., 1100.
(I00L . Cunningham & Co , (100.
T. Campbell & Co., (100. ProduceExchangeofTo
W. C. Qulncy, (25. ledo, U., (5,000.
St. James' EplscopalProcecds of Citizens'
Church, (33 50. Meeting at sbarpsvllle,
Fred Uwlnner, (500. Mercer county, (350.
Young Men's Hebrew Association. (50.
vSIGHTSEEBS CHECKED.
- -,; ,s
Only Those Who Have a Definite Mission
In Johnstown Can Go There A Pass
Bnrcaa Set Uo affecting
Scenes.
The phenomenal rush of sightseers to Johns
town and vicinity received a sudden check yes
terday morning. Curiosity compelled thous
ands to crowd the Sunday trains until the cars
groaned. The great majority went to dilate
their eyes and return with a stock of superior
information to retail at length to their fellow
citizens. Hut some good was also done in an
indirect way. and many a pocket was emptied
for the benefit of suffering humanity along the
devastated Conemaugh.
Be that as it may, Adjutant General Hast
ings grasped the situation of affairs and per
ceived tbe manifest inutility of tbe sightseer
pure and simple, and telegraphed Mr. Mc
Creery that the military lines around Johns
town bad been ordered to pass no one npon any
pretext unless armed wltli credentials from the
Pittsburg officials: When tbis became known
the Chamber of Commerce was thronged with
anxious applicants for a pass. Mr. McCreery
soon found that help was necessary, and be
-summoned ChieT Bigelow, of the Department
of Public Highways, and Controller E. S. Mor
row to his aid, deputing them as a Committee
on Passes.
A Sorrowful Levee.
From 9 o'clock In tho morning these gentle
men held a sorrowful levee at a desk in the
Chamber of Commerce, and at S o'clock threw
down their pens unable to work any more.
Chief Bigelow propounded the questions and
the genial Controller wrote the permits on a
Sad of Department of Public Safety paper. Mr.
Igelow's rule was that jio one should get a
pass unl ess near relatives were presumably lost,
and he cross-questioned all the applicants as to
the exact location ot their relatives' homes.
Quite a number went away relieved to find that
tho persons they sought lived out of the track
of the flood, frequently disclosing that fact by
their own knowledge, saying that they "hadn't
Stopped to think."
But others came who needed little examina
tion. They presented themselves and answered
questions fluently enough until Mr. Bigelow
asktd who it was tbey sought. Then with
choked utterance brawny men would say, "My
mother;" "my sister," and no more was neces
sary. One woman seemed defiant, "Yes, they
are all dead and I am going anyhow; do you
hear ?" she said. Another said ber six chil
dren were residents of loner Main street and
sbe could hear no news and must see for her
self. "Do yon give tickets also? You ought
to. The railroad ought to carry us free." She
was referred to the Itelief Committee, Several
people were given transportation because un
able to pay their way. One fine-looking work
man came up with tears running down his face
and explained that he sought a person known
to be living. He said that tbe first published
list gave his brother's family of seven as
drowned, with the exception of a 15-year-old
niece, who was
Left Utterly Alone
homeless and unprotected. No one to care for
her but me, and I must go to her," he said, tbe
tears welling out of his eyes. He got the pass.
And so it wept. There were too many of
them to be recorded. Some came from distant
places, and many from the Beaver Valley and
Ohio. Chief Bigelow told each applicant that
the task of searching would be full of difficul
ties: that there was no shelter and no food, but,
undeterred, the sorrowful relatives pushed on.
There were many refused, but when a man's
voice had the ring of genuine sorrow in it, be
got-the pass. Messrs. Bigelow and Morrow will
begin their session at 8 o'clock this morning In
the same place.
SAVED IN THE CLUBHOUSE.
The Story SIr.Klock Tolls of His Experience
In the Johnstown Flood.
G. F. Klock, a traveler for the varnish house
of Murphy & Co., 'of Cleveland, was in the club
house connected with the Cambria Iron Works
when the dam burst. The clubhouse is a five
story brick building, and Mr. Klock was asleep
In bis room on tho second, floor when a few
minutes after 4 he was awakened by an awful
noise. As he opened bis eyes he saw a house
floating by on the flood. Ho ran up two flights
of stairs and then retnrnedyto the third floor,
and by that time the water had risen IS feet.
He helped to haulin a man and a boy through
a third floor window and a score of others
found refuge in the clubhouse, which with
stood all buffets, and. except two or three res
idences near it. is the only building on Main
street which stands comparatively whole to
day. When the flood had snhsided a little Mr.
Klock observed that the part of town in front
of tbe club had been nearly wiped out. In a
space a third of a mile wide and two miles long
which bad been covered with houses he could
only see five buildings standing the B.&0.
depot, two office buildings ana the Cambria
Company's store and a schoolbonse. Tbe pris
oners In tbe clubhouse were almost starved
before help reached them. Mr. Klock thinks
there are thousands of bodies under the ruins.
A YEEY THBILLmG ESCAPE.
Two Mothers and Their Daughters Aloso oa
a Floating Boof-IIow Manager Ful
ton's Family and Their Guests
Were Bescaed Mrs.
, Crawford's Story.
Fale and wan, bnt with a smile npon ber
features, was the lady that a stalwart Coopers
town merchant helped from the train at the
Union depot last evening. The merchant was
her husband, and he finds her hair whitened
since she left him for a short visit two months
ago, but there Is noticeable a certain eager
tenderness in his care of her.
Mr. W. A. Crawford, that is the merchant's
name, holds bis wife's hand as she tells the
story, and their daughter clings to bis arm.
"My Utile family left me," he said, "two
months ago for a visit in Harrisburg. On
their way home they stopped at Johnstown to
visit friends the family of Mr. John Fulton,
General Manager of tbe Cambria Iron Com
pany. They were there when the flood "
And here Mr. Crawford stopped. There was
all the pent-up emotion of the suspense and
torture and danger of long hours and days In
his faltering voice. His wife came to bis help.
"Yes, daughter and I were visiting with Mrs.
Fulton. Mr. Fulton was away at Connellsville.
We had had some warning of the high water,
and had taken up the carpets. Shouts and
cries warned ns for our lives. Wo
Mads for the Roof
of the house. It was a three-story brick
structure. How we got our children np there
I shall never know. 1 remember Mrs. Fulton
was the last to come up through the hatchway
to the roof, and that her clothing was drench ed.
But there we were at last, Mrs. Fulton, her
two little girls, my daughter and myself and a
hired girl there alone upon the roof of that
floating house, borne upon Dy a flood of rush
ing water.
"What did I do. I came up here. I shut my
eyes, and clasped my little girl and prayed. It
seemed but a moment, another floating house
bore crashing down upon us. We could feel
the bouse beneath us, passing ont from under
us, leaving us with the roof alone between us
and the water, and that itself fast giving way.
I thought It was death we faced, and my heart
was breaking for my little girl and for my
father. Oh, it was "
An Interruption.
And here Mr. Crawford interposed, fearing
the nervous strain upon his wife,
"Marvelously enorjgh," he said, "these two
women and four girls, with nothing left them
but the frail roof in that terrible flood, were
saved. With desperate strength, taking their
littlo ones, they made their way to another
roof against which their's swung, and from
that were taken into the upper story of a house
not driven from its foundations. There they
stayed packed In a darkened hall all night, and
from there were finally rescued. Tbis is in
brief the story."
Accompanying Mr. and Mrs. Crawford and
their daughter was Mr. Alfred Fulton, brother
of Mrs. John Fnlton. The latter Is now at
Johnstown. He was reported as lost in the
flood, but was really at Connelsville when it
occurred. His wife and children, who passed
through the terrible ordeal described with
Mrs. Fnlton and her little one, are well and
gaining strength. They will remain some time
with friends away from the scene of the disas
ter. THE NEWSPAPER FUHD.
It Continues to Be a Gratifying Proportion
of the Whole.
The relief fund contributed through The
Dispatch had at7 o'clock last evening reached
the -neat sum of J1.70523, of which 1601 88
found acknowledgment in Sunday's Issue, 672
additional In Monday's (witn duplications cor
rected), and $1,531 01 came in yesterday in con
tributions, acknowledged as follows:
Citizens of Irondale, A. A. Atterholt, East
per w. wicnsei, fiu. uraay, e.
Citizens of East Brady, O. U. C. (I.
ner Review. (75 75.
John Boblnson A Son,
Cash, (I.
H. A. Sparrow, (10.
W.T. Bower A Co., (25.
Miss &. Mc., (5.
Wm. Jackson, (10.
W. J. Dunn, (10.
Brlnton Sunday School,
(3 50.
Laura Ablett, (2 GO.
Josnh Benedict. S3.
(loo.
L. A. 791, K.of L., (25.
John Morris, (1.
H. B. Bryton, (2.
Cash,!.
H. L. Sweidlnger&Bro.,
(25.
Cash, (I.
Keystone Division 233,
iHazlewood Christian No name. 50c,
is. ox i.. .r. ssu.
Sunday School, (10. J. B. Hedges, S3.
J. Leon, (1. John McKay, (50.
KeaU Mone & Co., Bot-C B. Greene, (10.
tnn. ner Eisner & Phil- A- 8. H.. S5j
lips, (100. Congregation Bnel
Is.
Douglass, MacMe A Co., raei. per .
Korn-
BjU; U1UUJ, ftw.
German M. E. Mission Employes Fleishman &
Church, East Liberty, Co., (78 50.
per Rev. Mr. Beal, II., (s.
fca 77. Ber. and Mrs. William
C. K. Carson. (2. Long, (2.
U.,tS. O'Hara Lodge No. 038,
William Swindell, (25. L O. . T. . (10.
Bricklayers Union Ho. 2 Emploves ot Douglass
(500. MacMe & Co., (20.
A. McW., (5. H., (8.
Alice Ablett, (2 50.
A 1V0BD FOE THE HUNS.
Consnl Mnx Schnmbersr Thinks They Have
Boen Wronglr Accused.
Mr. Max Scbamberg, the Austrian Consul,
thinks it more than possible that the Hungari
ans have been unjustly accused as the perpe
trators of all the robbery and outrage at Johns
town. Mr. Schamberg states that many of
them there are above the average, in intelli
gence, and that a number held responsible sit
uations in the mills. He supposes that many
suspected of robbery may have been looking
for the bodies of their friends, and unable to
express themselves in English, could not ex
plain. While he states that he hasn't any
doubt there may have been some so engaged,
yet he says they are no more inclined to pillage
and riot than other nations, and supposes that
the ghouls belonged to the tough classes to be
found In all nations.
Mr. Schamberg stated that while he didn't
want to make any parade about it. either he or
some of his agents would go to Johnstown to
investigate, and he hoped there would be no ef
fort made in the meanwhile to stir np a race
conflict.
COKE W0BKEBS AFFECTED
By the Big Flood That Bulned the Blast
Fnrnnccs at Johnstown.
The flood, as is well known, has closed the
Cambria Iron Company's works, and. tbey will
not be started for several weeks. All their
blast furnaces are knocked out, and it will bo a
long time before they can be put in shape
again. This will affect many different classes
ot workmen. All the coke ovens in the Con
nellsville region will be closed down, as there
is no market for the product at present.
Tbe Cambria Iron Company uses about 350,000
tons of coko per year, and turns out about 50,
000 tons of pfg iron, which is used in their
works. The coke works will likely be closed,
and the orders for steel rails that are now on
hand may be turned over to some other con
cern. Many of the employes at the works have been
drowned, and their places will have to be filled
by other men when the works are ready to
start, A delegate to the Amalgamated Associ
ation Convention said yesterday thatthere were
a number of idle men, and tbe places conld be
filled by experienced men as soon as the first
was ready to resume operations.
BELIEF IN PLENTY.
The Collection of Food and Clothing at Old
City Hall.
At Old City Hall the work of shipping was
going on vigorously. People dropped in with
donations of almost every kind, some of food,
but the greater part of clothing. Under the
supervision ot tbe committee, Messrs. O. F.
McDonald and C. P. McCord, the stuff was
hastily packed in cases and sent to the depot as
fast as a wagon load could be made up. At 2t5
o'clock p. si. 150 cases bad been sent in wagons
furnished by James McKee.
A glass bowl had been placed at the door, and
over it was the inscription: "Money for Johns
town sufferers." At the hour named about 230
were taken out in sums ranging from 10 cents
to 810.
At 6.30 o'clock over 200 cases of stuff had been
sent, and there were still several wagon loads
to be packed.
ELETEN UNACCOUNTED-FOB,
Tho P. K. B. Dispatcher Insists That the'
Fntoof All Other Passengers is Known.
"We wUl have two tracks to Johnstown by
4:30 this afternoon," said the Train Dispatcher
at the Union depot yesterday, "and by 8 o'clock
this evening will have two tracks at least two
miles east of there. We have now 5,000 men at
work in tbe neighborhood of the scone of the
disaster."
Reeardlnir the trains Involved in the flood, he
insisted that aU that remained unaccounted for (
consisted of 11 passengers. Fifteen passengers
were missing, and four bodies have been fonnd
and identified as from one of these trains. The
Continued on Third Fage.
THE BEST LINE OPE! TO THE EAST.
Pllttbnr and take Erie K. R.
The train leaving- Pittsburg at 8 a. m. ar
rives at Buffalo at 4:50 p. M., and at Hew
York at 7:20a.m.
The accommodation, leaving at 410 p.m.,
arrives at Ashtabula at 10:43 p. M., connects
with Lake Shore night express, arriving at
New York, at7 p. m. next day.
The train leaving 9-20 p. M. arrives at
Buffalo at 620 a. m,' and New York at 8:50
P. M. Sleeping car on night train.
The first 01857110111661 rate to Kew York is
V2.
A, A,OFI,AND8.W.
Eeunlon at Rock. Point, Jnne 8.
The Pennsylvania Company will sell ex
cursion tickets to iRock Point at SO cents
irom Pittsburg and Allegheny, and run
trains leaving Union station at 620, 7:15,
730, 7:4S, 8:15, 8:56 and 9:00 A.r. and 1220
P. M., Central time. Trains will leave Tem
peranceville at 629 and 8:48 A. M., Central
time, stopping atPoint Bridge and Birming
ham. Fare G3 cents. nh
SPECIALTEAINS TO WASHINGTON, PA.,
TIa the P.,C. ot 8t.Ij.Ity.. Jnne 5th and 6th.
A special train will he run to "Washington
via the Panhandle on "Wednesday and
Thursday, Jnne 5th and 6th, leaving'Piits
burg at 10 A. II., Central time. Returning,
leave "Washington Fair Grounds at 6 p. it.,
Central time.
HEAL ESTATE SAVINGS BANK, LIM.,
401 Smlthfleld Street, cor. Fourth Avenne.
Capital, $100,000. Surplus, $45,000.
Deposits of $1 and upward received, and
interest allowed at 4 per cent. TT3
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Choice Old Whiskies.
X.X.X. 1855, Pure Bye "Whisky, full
quarts S3 00
Monogram, Pure- Bye "Whisky, full
quarts 1 75
Extra Old Cabinet, Pure Bye "Whisky,
lull quarts........;. 1 50
1879 Export, Pure Bye "Whisky, full
quarts 1 25
1880 Export, Pure Bye Whisky, full
quarts 1 00
For sale at G. W. Schmidt's, tfos. 95 and
97 Fifth ave., city.
Wanted Every Voter Desiring Light
On the prohibition question should read
Fbohxbitiox,
An investigation of its effects in the "United
States and Canada, by Prof. Goldwin
Smith.
Tbis celebrated pamphlet will be for
warded to any address, tree, on application
to the Phosnix Publishing Co., P. O. Box
551, Pittsburg, Pa.
Victoria t Victoria!
To prevent sickness in yonr family keep
the Victoria Natural Mineral Water, im
ported direct to this city from near Ems,
Germany, by Major C. W. Kraus. Send
your orders 1,154 telephone or 1,339 liberty
avebue. Wagons deliver to any part of the
cities free of charge.. Ask your physician in
regard to it. TXhs
Henry Tcrhpyden, the Jeweler, of 530
mlthOeld Street,
Has just received a fresh invoica of those
beautifnl onyx clocks. There are also a
few of those diamonds advertised last week
which remain-over, that he will close out at
a positive bargain. Those who contemplate
making purchases in the jewelry Hue would
do well to call and see his large and varied
stock of goods and extremely low prices.
TUWSU
For Camping Parties.
If you are going camping or on a picnic
don't neglect to- include some of Marvin's
pilot bread and toast biscuit in yonr outfit.
They are convenient, wholesome and de
licious. Tursa
Axi first-class bars can supply the cele
brated Pranenheim & Yilsack Pilsner beer
to their customers. ttssu
Jackets foe Cool Weather.
All onr stockinette and cloth jackets at
greatly reduced prices to close out.
Kosenbaum & Co.
Moxheb Eve as she appeared in the
garden given, away to purchasers. Busy
Bee Hive, corner'JSixth and Liberty.
Spring Saltings.
For a good fitting suit go to Pitcairn's,
434 Wood st. tush
Use Angostura- Bitters to stimulate the
appetite and keep the digestive organs in
order.
Wise Mothees will buy infants' cloaks
this week at reduced prices. Busy Bee
Hive, corner Sixth and Liberty.
"Una," fancy spring patent flour, best
in the world. TT3
NOTICETOAGENTS.
Should the news from Johnstown
reoeived after the regular hour for
goingr to presB warrant It, THE
DISPATOH will make a 9 o'olook
edition this morning and possibly
for several days following.
Agents who desire a supply of
these extras must telegraph or
telephone their orders before 9
o'clock for to-day, or mail them in
good time for to-morrow, as none
of the 9 o'olook edition will be sent
out of the city without orders from
our agents.
THE DISPATOH PUB. CO.
JUNE DELIVERIES.
SOLID COLORED
INDIA PONGEE SILKS.
A f nil line of shades imported to sell for 75c
on sale at 10c a yard.
Fancy printed India Silks only 40c a yard.
A line of French Wool Challis at 25c a yard.
French Satlnes in neat and bold designs at
20c a yard.
The season's most choice effects in
wash'fabrics
At sacrifice prices.
The lines at 12c unsurpassed.
Fine and finer grades, 20c to 10c.
12 40, $3 60, $5 00. $7 00 and 59 00.
Above prices have been made on several lots
of Handsome Bead Man talets.
Our Embroidered Fichus Lace Silk and
Wool Wraps on the same low scale of price.
One lot of Children's and Misses' Jersey
Blouses: assorted colors, stylishly trimmed: 8
to i years. $3 goods for $2.
ladles' Soutache Braided Cirectolre Jerseys;
Manufacturer's price. 69 a dozen; to be closed
at $2 50.
SUITS-Choice styles In Wash Fabrics. Silk
and Wool Costumes. Misses' and Children's
Suits; latest designs.
BIBER iJABTDN,
05 AND 607 MARKET ST.
JeTXSeu,',
JDS. HDRNE k CG.'S
PENN AVENUE. STORES.
To wind up tbis month's business In a lively
way we have made sose sweeping redactions,
and also have purchased'large assortments ot
choice and desirable golds, which we offer at
very low prices, some at even half price.
To begin with: Eighty-nine (SB) pieces of 50
inch, English 'style, Fine Wool Suitings,
Checks, Stripes and Plaids, a large variety o
coloring, at SI a yard, usual price $1 26; no bet
ter wearing goods are made.
French Novelty Dress Goods, in fancy ea
broIdered'StrlpesandJacquard sflk mixturesi
our price SOc a yard; cost U to land In New
York; all In tbe latest summer colorings.'' ,
One case of silk and wool 43-lnch Crepe Bril
liant, 13 Inches wide, at 75c, worth S125-our
price 73& These are light In weight and ver
serviceable.
Special-bargains in fine quality pure English
Mohairs, in fancy weaves and colored stripes
at 75c a yard, reduced from a 25; also full
assortment of plain, colored and gray and
brown mixed Mohairs. 12 Inches wide, at 50c,
75c and SI a yard, great value, and not to bo
confounded with goods of inferior quality at
the same prices.
Over 20 styles of 64-Inch Suiting Cloths, la
fancy Jacquanl stripes, at 75c a yard. Eleven
shades in a fine imported 50-inch Cloth at 75c,
worth SI 50.
Onr 60ent Counter Is filled with really choice
styles in Imported Dress Stuffs Side Borders,
Tennis Stripes, Plaids, Foule Stripes, Debeiges
all extra good values and all In Summer
weights andolorings.
Silk and Wool Colored Henrietta Cloths at
75c This Is the best dress goods bargain la any
Silk Warp Cashmeres.
Full assortment of shades in All-wool French
Cashmeres, perfect In finish, good weight at
50c
18-lnch All-wool Cashmeres at 50c to SI 25 a
yard, latest shades.
Our entire stock of Imported French Dress
Patterns to belosed out quickly. The prices
we have put on them will make quick work.
Many of these patterns are the finest goods
ever shown in Pittsburg, but we are selling
them at a great sacrifice.
The all-wool French Albatross at IScentj
t
Is another Instance of 'Special good value.
The French' All-Wool Challis at 25o and liX '"
are selling faster each day. We have the
largest assortment of both dark and light
Challis. including newest and finest imported,
all at 50c
New printed Mohairs, only 40c a yard.
Largest stock of cream, white and light
colored Woolen Dress Stuffs Albatross, Cash.
meres, Nun's Veilings, Crepes, Mousselines.
1,000 remnants of black and colored Dress
Goods to bosold out at once. See the prices
put on them.
So mnch for the Wool Dress Goods. The
Cotton Stuffs are in great variety. Scotch;
Ginghams (real) at 20c: (so-called) atl5o and
12Kc Satlnes, choice American. 9o np to 20c(
real French, 18c to 35c Bee the old Rose color,
lugs, Just from Paris. Fine Scotch Zephyr Ging-j
hams atS0c New styles in striped Seersuckers,
Persian-Crepes, Primrose CIoth,printed Crepes-'
and other novelties.
Then-the Silks Thousands and thousands of.
yards in colored Silk fabrics for Summer wear.
One httodred and fifteen pieces of new printed
India Silks, 21 Inches wide, at 75c, regular SI 25
quality. 27-inch India Silks, black and whits
ancfnew-colorlngs, at 65c; fine styles at Jl 00
and SI 50, very much under price the hand,
somest-goods shown tbis season. Hundreds of
pieces here to see. The largest variety, ever
shown, and undoubtedly tba best values. v -
Our 21-Inch Colored Surah Silk, at 75c is the
equal of -any II Surah yon can find. AU the
new colorings.
New Annure Boyale Silks at 84, extra fine
and choice.
The best bargains in our Black Silk stock yon
have ever seen In many a long day Surahs,
Grenadines, Indlas, Gros Grains, Failles,
Armures, Satlnes. This is the place to come
for your Black Silks, In all grades, especially
the finer goods not to be found elsewhere.
All the other departments are ready for June
customers, and have great attractions in tba
way of bargains. Decidedly the biggest and.
most and best bargains are here.
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