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U.P. Orphan Asylum, J enerson street, Atie-
t -rr Yrii v..., vatct,a anil Ttmn.'Vliet'l
. Beatty Hall, Eldge avenue, 35 persons.
Day Nursery, North, near Federal, SO per
sons. Mrs. Snially, 257 Southern avenue, 3 persons.
Mrs. Patterson, West and Grant, two per
sons. No. 82 "Ward street, Mt, Washington, two
C. Schlegel, SI Sixth avenue, two children.
Jh , So much for the arrangements. Everything
fit was complete. Now for the homeless, the
P broken-hearted poor sufferers. Soon they
began to arrive a woman with a dazed look,
leading two boys and carrying a bundle, all that
was left of a happy home. Ask not where
the father was. The tale has oft been
told. Three hundred willing hands all
strive to do homage to the unfortunates. Tears
came, without thought, to stolid men, as the
children grasped the bread and ate It with
ravenous hunger. More came a man, de
prived of three Drothers, a father and a son.
Probably 20 had eaten and been sent away
when there was a lull.
Word was teceived ttat the sufferers had
been taken from the train at McKeesport and
other points by kind hands and cared for. The
ladies looked dismayed. Pent up feelings
wrought an outlet in charity and sympathy,
willing hearts and hands stoody ready and yet
they were robbed of opportunity, handicapped
by others nearer the scene.
Finally a worn out woman arrived In a car
riage for nothing was too good for one who
had suffered the horrors of Johnstown. With
her were four small children. An anxious
group saw her seated at the table. More than
one group of ladies shed tears as they cast
sympathetic eyes' towards them.
An Impostor Found.
"You must not disturb them while they are
eating," said one, but a Dispatch reporter
was curious and ventured to ask:
Werevou at Johnstown, tooT"she replied.
"I am from Birmingham, 4.1a., sir. I missed
the 9 o'clock train at Union depot, sir. Kind
friends piloted me here, sir. to eat my supper."
But were you not in Johnstown?"
f "Xo, sir."
1. "Were your f riendsT"
f "No, sir. I am going to my husband on the
J 11 o'clock train."
f An Italian woman entered for the same pur-
I pose, a good supper, but her design was
Anxious men and women began to arrive in
search of friends. A man asks for a missing
sister. A kind lady finds she is no more, but
cannot tell the man, and he goes away without
knowing and still hoping.
I am childless." said a man near the door.
,' "I will wait for some poor orphan to make a
i happy home, and cheer his little life." "I,
too," was echoed by many, and as the reporter
left, future foster fathers and mothers were
t wanting for future loved ones who would
' know no other parents.
Such were some of the scenes.
The following is the list of those cared for:
Mrs. John McGinnis and two sons, John and
James to friends on Twenty-ninth street.
Mrs. John Daniels.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Davis and Miss Davis to
Superior station in charge of Dr. Purvis.
Mr. John Downey and two sons. John and
William to Allegheny General Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Wilmot, ot Beland, Cal.,
en route to Massachusetts, on the ill-fated
train to Anderson Hotel.
Messrs. A. C. and G. P. Ramsey to Mead-ville-
Mr. William Bickley Boys Home, Al
legheny. The Second Consignment.
Shortly after 10 o'clock another batch of
refugees arrived at the church in a worse con
dition if possible than that of their predeces
sors. They were taken in and were served with
a substantial supper. The women and children
were especially voracious, and some of them
said that it was the best meal that they had
eaten for a week. The women were nexttaken
-. to an ante room and supplied plentifully with
wearing apparel and linen, after which they
. were sent to the different institutions of
A number of the men said that they could
i stand hunger for a while, if necessary, but they
t were almost dead for sleep. The majority
f of the refugees were apparently hard-working.
numbed to any sense of distress; one of the
women particularly seemed entirely lost, and
could not be induced to speak a word.
Peter Fallon, John Tresse, Samuel Tresse,
Mrs. S. Stoneberger and five children, Ellen
G array and three children. Jessie Lancaster. C.
T. Lancaster, D. Goldenberc. Mr. and Mrs.
Natban Holt, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Leayton
and son, all sent to Emmanuel Church. Hattlo
Courtney, Theodore Courtney and Lucinda
Johnson, colored, all sent to the Colored Home.
Mrs. B. J. Duncan, three children.
J. H. Price, four children.
Mrs. C Hortzmon and four children.
JlrsJw Kiel, friends. Fifth' avenue.
fBSr9fZa AndnsoDrf fiends. Ross alley, Allegheny;
.sirs. .Lambert, two emiaren.
John Johnson, friends, Franklin street.
Mrs. F. Mateldom, two children, friends,
fe Kum street.
Air. ana juts, dvui xravis went oirecuyio
""Jir. W. H. Drury will go to Natrona.
I. F. Drury, wife and child.
G. W. Doty will go to Bradford.
Miss Maud Doty.
Mrs. Ellen Price and four children. Misses
Maud, Essie, Queenie and Clarence.
Among Booth & Fllnn's Laborers Police
Coll Ont Some of ihe Crooks Good
Men From Beaver Fall
Probably the most exciting scene attending
the disaster that has occurred in Pittsburg
was witnessed last night by an amalgamated
crowd of people who gathered on- Liberty
street to witness the departure of a train of 21
car loads of laborers for Johnstown.
Two locomotives pulled the train, and on the
baggage car next to them was a large placard
which bore the inscription:
"UEAVEK FALLS KELJJJ COBFS."
There were 100 of them in all, equipped with
axes, picks and shovels, and they were nnder
the charge of H. W. Hartman and A. E. Elliott,
respectively the General Manager and Super
tendent of the Hartman Steel Works. All had
volunteered their services withontpay. It may
be added, too, that they were a fine-looking
body of men.
Behind these cars were three others contain
ing 150 men from Chartiers. who were also sup
plied with picks, shovels, etc, all of whom are
In the employ of Long A Co.. and were in charge
of J. P. Cowan.
In the rear of these were 18 cars loaded with
men. hired by Booth & Flinn. about 60 men to
each coacb.and a peculiar looking lot tbey were.
Every nationality was represented. There
were American toughs, Irish, Italians and
The train was made np between Sixth street
ana Smithfield. the cars being separated at
crossings. The laborers were under charge of
Philip Flinn, and there were
Forty Police Present
under command of Inspectors McAleese, Mc
Kelvy, Captain Dan Silvis, Detective Brophy,
CaptainUnterbaum and LieutenantDavyLe wis.
It is no exaggeration to state that the crowd
who wanted to get on the cars of
this secction of the train were danger
ous citizens, and the officers were kept
busy in keeping off the robbers. Three times
was the patrol called to take prisoners to the
Central station. In the meantime. Booth &
Flinn's foreman so interfered with the officers
when they were taking
off the cars, that Inspector McKelvy threat
ened to arrest him. Philip Flinn was finally
compelled to order him to stay on the car ana
Forty policemen guarded, the train to East
Liberty, but in spite of their efforts, it may be
safely stated that some of the most dangerous
characters went to Johnstown on it. as the
heads of many well-known bad characters were
seen at the various windows in the cars.
LETTERS THAT NEYEE CAME
To Their Owners, but Were Brought In by
Superintendent Stephen Collins has re
turned from Johnstown with what mail he had
been able to rescue from the wrecked post
office. It consisted of about 200 letters and
postals, water soaked and stained with yellow
mud. They were the last letters made ready to
send away by the postmaster.
The genial superintendent was in a some
what solemn mood as he sorted the pathetic
looking little bundles. "How little did the
writers of these letters," ne lemarked, "know
that tfcey would be the last they would ever
write. Many of the authors of these lines,
penned but a short time before that awful and
unlocked for calamity, are now among the mu
tilated dead. Some were doubtless written to
dear and loved friends. What precious tokens
they will be to them now that the loving writers
axe lost forever. Well," he continued after a
These letters will be forwarded to the
parties to whom they are addressed, and when
'It Is possible we shall make a further search
I 'lor more. The wreck of the postofflce is such
: that we cannot do so at present.
LOCAL FISCAL LOSS
It Will Probably be Half a
MANY MERCHANTS HURT,
Bat Creditors Say That the Fenrfnl Flood
Wipes Out All Debts In the Conemaugh
Valley Detnlls of One Terr Interesting
Phase of the Question Some ol the Fi
nancial Victim Unwilling to Express an
Opinion as to Amount.
While such a remark may not be considered
original, it must be said that Pittsburg's mer
chants are a very clever set of men. The mer
cantiie interests of thiajlty will suffer a direct
financial loss of from $500,000 to SLOOO.000 by the
Johnstown disaster. And yet these generous
citizens Say, without exception: "Its all right!
We draw the pen through the accounts those
poor fellows owe us." But, nevertheless, the
Conemaugh casualty is a financial blow to
Pittsburg merchants which no community
could stand without feeling. In its stead come
words of encouragement aud cheer and offers of
new stock for a fresh start when the dev
astated city is once more restored to the
semblance of civilization. All day yesterday
those merchants of Johnstown who have man
aged to pull themselves together after the ap
palling calamity were appearing at the estab
lishments of those who dealt with them prior
to the disaster. They told the Pittsburg mer
chants they meant to try again, and they were
given a warm welcome,
of the above nature met the eyes of a Dis
patch reporter on every side yesterday where
ever he went among the leading stores of the
city. The Dispatch reporter had been dele
gated to ascertain the losses sustained by this
city in the Conemaugh flood, and each estab
lishment visited was asked the question: "How
much will you lose by the Johnstown flood?"
The answers, as given below, indicate losses,
which, though mostly estimated, are liable to
fall far short of the actual amounts.
Arbuthnot. Stephenson & Co., wholesale dry
poods We have thousands and thousands of
dollars Involved In the track or the (loud. We
cann ot estimate our losses yet and have been aid
ing survivors from oar stock all day to-day.
Johnstown owes Pittsburg more dollars and cents
than have yet been contributed for her relief. We
expect many of our losses to be total.
Allen. Klrkpatrlek & Co., wholesale grocers
Our losses are well we shall not say how great,
but they are cheerfully borne, and we wllllneljr
run our pen through the accounts.
Arbuckle & Co.. wholesale grocers Very large
amounts are Involved, but our head bookkeeper is
away and we have made no attempt to strike an
estimate. We hope for tbe best, however.
Jos. Home &, Co., wholesale dry goods we
have considerable accounts in the entire flood
region, but do not wish to place an .estimate on
the matter. We consider the accounts as com
pletely wiped out as the Conemaugh region.
Uemmler Bros., hardware wholesalers We will
lose 3,000 in the Conemaugh region, hut consider
the monetary loss of secondary Importance.
Haworth & Dewhurst, wholesale grocers A
very large amount will be lost, iut we do not care
to place a figure on our business In the afflicted
region. Our customers arc In hard enough luck to
be relieved of almost any responsibility. It's all
right whether they pay or no.
W. G. Schmidt, wholesale llquors-I do a busi
ness of 535, 000 a year In the Conemaugh Valley,
and of course expect plenty of losses. But I am
worrying more about the loss of life than dollars
and cents. In a business experience of 30 years I
never lost J500 in the Conemaugh Valley, and those
unfortunates who are living can have both for
bearance and aid so far as 1 am concerned.
S. Hamilton, pianos Wo had a branch store in
Johnstown and many partially liquidated ac
counts. We have (4,140 Involved In the Cone
maugh Valley, bnt do not Imagine that tbe loss will
Gregg 4 Elliot, wholesale boots and shoes We
bad numerous accounts In Johnstown and are an
ticipating a loss orat least $5,000.
G. B. Barrett & Co., wholesale Jewelers We
will lose about f7,u00. one or our customers, Louis
Lnckhardt, had Just built aud stocked a new
store. He aud his family and property are all
gone. Another, J. Klrlln, escaped. He came to
see me, and said his family and store are wiped
Hayes Eckcr. pianos and sheet music We
will lose at least $.1,(100, and the Wilcox and White
Companv, of llerldan. .Conn., will lose Si, 000.
Tarlor.bon & Co., wholesale drygoods We had
12 accounts in Johnstowji and vicinity, and
are looking forward to a loss of at least &500.
Very Large Losses.
At the store of T. C. Jenkins, wholesale
groceries. It was said that Mr. Jenkins was In at
tendance upon the Protestant Episcopal Diocesan
Convention, and his representatives were unwill
ing to hazard a detailed estimate of losses, while
admitting that the firm did an Immense business
in the Conemaugh Valley.
James B. Haines, wholesale drvgoods We had
25 customers in Johnstown alone, and stand to
lose nearlv $5,000 It reports of the widespread dev
astation are borne out.
S. S. Marvin Co., wholesale cracker manu
facturer Although we had 16 customers In the dev
astated region, our accounts outstanding will
not reach f 1.000.
W. E. Schmertx & Co.. wholesale boots and
shoes With 35 customers in Johnstown, and as
mauy more scattered through the valley, the
chances are that we will lose (10,000 or so. But no
one can consistently estimate what he ought to re
ceive from debtors lu the face of such an over
florae & Ward, general dry goods We will lose
a few dollars rrom retail customers. Several of
our friends in the valley have been down to see
us to-day, and we rigged out some families who
came in here lu pretty bad shape with allthev
could wear away. Mrs. Fulton came in here and
bought an outfit, and wouldn't let us donate it to
Kauh Bros. & Co., men's furnishing goods
Our loss up to hate Is about $500, and we are trr
inc to get even by filling this fish globe with funds
for the sufferers. A Cincinnati man dumped that
S10 bill In there. Looks nice, don't it?
J. K. Shanahan's Installment House Our agent
at Johnstown telegraphs us that our total business
ofHOOOin tbe Conemaugh Valley, is a total loss.
Pittsburg Grocer's Supply Company We have
12.000 outstanding In tbe wrecked district, and
shall chalk it down to profit and loss. A 1,000 lot
of groceries en route to Johnstown, which we sup
posed to be lost, the railroad people brought back
this morning. So much ahead for ns.
Juat In Time.
Edward Groetzlnger, carpets We had a large
account at Johnstown which was closed last week.
Two smaller accounts were closed by remittance
the day before the flood.
Joseph Loughrcy & Co., saddlery and rubber
goods The city of Johnstown owes us S5 for some
rubber hose and we'll wait for It until the city
exists once more. , H
Pittsburg Dressed Beer Company We lose a
ft, 000 house which was swept away. The 2,000
lot Is still there we believe.
Some smaller losses In detail:
J. O. Slemmons, wholesale jewelers. 00.
O. JlcCllntock A Co., furniture, fJ9 55.
Baldwin Jt Graham, stove mannlacturers, 310,
Lyle & McCance, wagon supplies. (600.
James W. Grove, wholesale toys. SoOO.
Klngsbachcr Bros.. Jewelers, SoOQ.
Wolf Bros. & Co.. brushes, 10.
Itoedcl, Braun & Co., leather findings, $300.
Ueeren Bros. A Co., wholesale Jewelers, S30O.
GEIEP UNITED THEM.
A Boy Bereft of All His Loved Ones Finds
a Place In a Widow's Heart.
A gentleman of the East End, who spent
Saturday and Sunday at Johnstown tells the
following, which came under his own observa
tion: A lad who was the only survivor of a family
was seen pitifully weeping over the death of
father, mother, brothers and sisters. None
who saw him could keep down the tears. The
boy refused to be comforted. Life had lost its
charm, and his heart was utterly desolate.
While many were trying in vain to comfort the
poor boy there came along a lady who had been
Dereft of children and husband, and she too
was left alone in the world. She took the boy
bv tbe band, and said: "ily poor boy, come
with me and take the place of my lost ones."
And the orphaned boy took the widowed and
childless mother by the hand and seemed at
once comforted. The' two broken-hearted
ones appeared to find comfort in one another,
being brought together by a common sorrow.
The gentleman t bo tells the Incident said:
"I do not doubt th'rt the tie then formed will
be lasting, and tbi t each will be to the other a
comfort and strength in time to come."
THE FLOOD'S STEENGTH.
It Lifted a Thirty Ton Enslne Like a Wood
en Box ard Carried It Haifa mile.
Mr. Hoe, who is a puddler in the Vesuvius
Mill, stated to a Dispatch reporter yesterday
in a talk about the Cambria Ironworks that he
does not wondtr at the roof or furnace stacks
being torn down, but he is surprised to hear
that a stationa.-y engine, weighing 30 tons, was
torn from its fastenings and carried away like
a wooden boJ: nearly Tialf a mile. The re
building of the blast furnaces will be the great
est expense tc tbe company, there being six
furnaces in a line.
The hundreds of tons of half-melted or liquid
metal and rat' material will all have- to be
blasted out before the furnaces can be rebuilt.
And it wnl take over a year before they can be
blown In again.
The Allegheny Health Boat Starts and Its
Crew Dislodge DIany Dead Animals
Horses, Dogs, Rats, Etc,
Sent Down Stream.
The Allegheny "Health Boat" left yesterday
morning on Its important mission, with a good
crew of energetic citizens, city officials and
city employes. The object of the trip, as stated
yesterday, was to clear the river of all dead
animals and debris that Is polluting the water
used by the city.
The steamer J. O. Phillips left the wharf at
the foot of Federal street at 8 o'clock yesterday
morning in charge of President James Hunter,
of Allegheny Common Councils.
Hnnter Is the Skipper.
In addition to the crew there were
on board 12 men front the street
departments In chargo of' Btreet Com.
missioners William P. Meese and Peter Moul
Among the citizens who volunteered their serv
ices and went along were Superintendent of
the Water Works Armstrong, City Engineer
Charles Ehlers, Counciman Charles A. Muehl
uronner, Charles- Geyer, Charles Amberson,
Councilman Arthur Hunter, Victor Zerlnger,
Alfred Cuttler, Select Councilman Hartman
and others. Most of the above volunteered
their services and Messrs. Amberson, Cutteral
and Hartman did very effective work. The lat
ter is an old riverman, and gave some very im
portant Instructions to the crew, which were
followed with good results.
River Still Ulsh.
The river is still very high and the boat had
great difficulty in getting nnder the many
bridges. When the Forty-third Street bridge
was reached it was found that tbe -boat could
not pass unaer without smashing the smoke
stacks. It was decided to cut them down and
about two feet of the stacks were cut off and at '
2 o'clock the boat passed under and continued
on its way up tbe river.
Every island, creek and obstruction in tbe
river were examined for dead bodies or ani
mals and a largo number were found. Chair
man Hunter and several of the men on the
boat loft it at Harmorsville and came to the
city on a train. They found that grappling
books are necessary and will go np this morn
ing with the ropes and hooks needed.
The boat only went up 12 miles and anchored
lor the night. This morning it will continue
up the river as far as possible. A dozen dead
horses were found in the drift .wood that was
wedged against tbe islands and piers, and sev
eral hundred chickens, dogs, rats, etc. All of
these were taken out and nut in the middlo of
tbe river and allowed to float down. Some of
them may be stuck before they pass the city,
but the people on tbe boat will keep a lookout
on the way down.
The Finn of Action.
Mr. Hunter said: "We merely want to have
these dead bodies pass aown the river below
the water pipes in order to furnish Allegheny
City with pure water. It the Cincinnati people
or those below our city want pure water they
must remove these dead bodies or send them
down the river. We have no time to bury- the
Tbe men who volunteered their services had
several thrilling experiences, and one of the
members of the party almost lost his life.
Geotge Catteral, an employe of the Street de
partment, was out on a pile of driftwood look
ing for dead bodies when he sank into the
river. Several skiffs were put out at once to
save him, if possible. He was not seen for
fully five minutes, when he arose on one side
of tto boat A deckhand threw blm a rope and
Catteral grasped it.
He Was Very Weak
when he was drawn aboard, but inside of two
hours he was doing more effective work than
any person on the boat and had evidently for
gotten the occurrence that had almost ended
One of tbe members of the party became
sick from the foul odor of dead animals that
were among the debris at a point near Har
marville. The bodies were promptly pulled
out and started down the middle of the
stream. The boat put up at a point near Tar
entum last night and will start this morning up
MOKE SAD NEWS.
Telegrams and Other Information Tell of
the Dcatb of Miss Jennie Paulson. '
One of the saddest of the very many over
whelmingly sorrowful events connected with
tho Johnstown disaster was tbe confirmation
yesterday of the fears that were entertained as
to the tate of Miss Jennie Panlson, of Alle
gheny, and her young friend. Miss Bryan, of
New York, who were on the train which was
caught by the rushing waters.
Miss Paulson and Miss Bryan left Pittsburg
on the express Friday morning. Though no
nows was .heard of either until Monday, a
rumor then came that tbey were at Altoona;
and, full of hope, Miss Paulson's brother, Mr.
Frank Paulson, started to join aud return with
his sister. Where there had at first been fears
there was a feeling of glad confidence and
gratitude that the young ladies were safe.
This was terribly dispelled yesterday by re
ceipt of a telegram from a friend of the fam?
ilv. Dr. Buchanan, advising them to prepare for
the worst. Later came the information from
Mr. Swift Davis, who was a passenger on the
ill-fated express, that Miss Paulson and Miss
Bryan had both been drowned. As tho state
ment runs they left tbe train wben the danger
appeared, but returned for their overshoes, and
before thev could again escape tbe rushing
waters they were fatally everwhelmed.
The news of Miss Paulson's death is not only
a terrible affliction to her estimable family, but
will cause proround sorrow among her and
their innumerable friends In both cities.
Ayounclady deservedly beloved by all for
most sterling qualities that make and adorn
Christian character, the bereavement to family
and friends is a terrible one, and the more so, if
possible, becanse of tbe hopes of her safety
which temporarily prevailed. Many expres
sions of the deepest sympathy were conveyed
to the afflicted relatives yesterday when thesad
news spread through the city.
A REMAEKABLB TRIP.
Postofflce Inspector Caraway Has an Ex
perience In Fulton Connty He Is Not
Anxious to Havo It Repeated So He
Postofflce Inspector Caraway, who arrived at
his Pittsburg home yesterday, tells a remarka
ble story of a trip he made in Fulton county
during tbe prevalence of the flood.
He started to drive from a point on the rail
road toEvcrretton Thursday afternoon, just
before tbe storm, and drove all night. Tbe
next day, he says, he found himself far away
from a human habitation, in tbe wildest coun
try to bo found in tbe State, and surrounded
by water on ever y band. Several times his
team plunged into streams that were many feet
deep and he was compelled to jump out of his
buggy and swim, holding on to the reins until
the horses would swim to a place where the
water was shallow enough for them to walk.
Ashe crossed abridge over Shafer's Creek,
the bridge gave way and was swept down by tbe
flood, leaving him in the midst nf a rapid stream
200 yards wide. As he was swimming behind
his team out of this place one of the horses
gave out and it was only after a great effort
that the inspector got him into shallow water,
and saved him from drowning.
The Inspector was two days In covering 52
miles which he expected to cover in one day,
and be says that in that time he faced death a
half dozen times. He has not yet recovered
from the wetting be received, and he is suffer
ing from a severe cold.
Entire Forco at Johnstown, and Nothing
Doing or to be Done Here.
Thomas W. Baker, Superintendent of the
Bureau of Health, and every sanitary Inspector
connected with the force, have gone to Johns
town and will remain there for a few days,
superintending the sanitary arrangements. Un
til tbe officials of the State Board of Health
arrive on the ground, the Pittsburg officers will
have charge of the worK. -
Dr. J. Q. McCandless, physician to the
Bureau of Health, said yesterday afternoon
that there was nothing being done in Pittsburg
because there is nothing to be done. There is
little tear of tronble at Pittsburg, In Dr. Mc
Candless' opinion, from the decomposing
bodies. The greatest pollution of the waters
was when the flood cleaned out the great ex
tent of territory over which it flowed. That
water has already passed Pittsburg and can do
no more damage here.
The Women of Pittsburg' Orcnnlzed For
Splendid Charitable Work.
Tbe women of Pittsburg organized yesterday
and established headquarters at the Chamber
of Commerce. The committees are:
Dining Eoom Mrs. E. A. Graff, chairman; Mrs.
Burt. Mrs. Bennett, Mrs.Lctsche, -Mrs. J, V. Pat
terson, Mrs. Tanner, Sirs. .McDonald, sirs. Dr.
ilcCleilan, Mrs. Dr. Easton, Mrs. McCombs, Mrs.
K. Lambert. Mrs. Book, Mrs. N. Patterson, Mrs.
Stevenson, Mrs. Hamilton. Mrs. A. Long, Mrs.
.Bupper Committee Mrs. J. B. Herr, Mrs. A. P.
Burchfield, Sirs. Ewlng, Sirs. John McCreery,
Mrs. Joseph McNaugber, Mrs. Jack Young, Mrs.
PbUlp Iteymer, Mrs. A. W. Book, Mrs. H. Sellers
Directory Committee Mrs. TresUey. Mrs. Al
lan Kerr, Mrs. Mary Smith, Mrs. Robert B.
Brown, Mrs. Sarah Scott Miss Ettle Clark.
Clothing Committee Miss Donnell, MJss Mc
Creery, lilts Gorman, Mrs. Joe Irwin.
Companies' Promises of
ON PROOF IRREFRAGABLE.
Mutual Beneficial Associations Will be Hit
Hardest A Cambria County Order the
Heaviest It Was a Bad Place for Casu
alty Companies most' Policies for Small
Amounts Boyal Arcanum Losses.
The feature of life Insurance In connection
with the Johnstown horror is beginning to
push itself into prominence, as the sum to be
realized from this source will be quite large,
just how large it Is impossible to approximately
estimate. Of course so far as that on buildings
destroyed goes the flood will simply wipe out
the policies. The Equitable has announced
that It will give SO days' extension of time in
payment of premiums and that all death claims
caused by the calamity will be paid immedi
ately on proof and identification.
As at this point tho rub was supposed to
come in, a call was made at the office ot the
Equitable Life in this city. Mr. W. P. Wool
dridge said that, of course, ample proof of
death would be required, but he supposed the
disappearance of a person and all ttace of him
lost might in time constitute sufficient proof
would be conclusive of death. He hadn't
given the subject much thought. Many bodies
will probably never be found, and many found
Will Not be Identified,
some latitude must necessarily be allowed.
Mr. Wooidridge referred to some strictures
that big insurance companies bad not con
tributed to tho relief fund, and said they were
unjust. He stated that stockholders had con
tributed individually, but the officers in their
corporate capacity could not do so. Beside,
he said, the companies would be obliged to
contribute heavily anyhow in payment of pol
icies. Tho Equitable has many and some
heavy risks in Johnstown, but how much he
could not tell. So far as reported, the losses
of that company only amount to about $10,000.
A number of people insured aud reported
drowned have since turned up, and those are
ones who held large policies. The working
people insured generally carried only small
It seems the casualties at Johnstown were so
great in former years that regular accident in
surance companies were generally driven out
of tho field in time to escape this disaster. Mr.
H. K. Kobler.Secretary of the People's Mutual
Accident, of this city, says Johnstown was
fonnd unprofitable by the accident com
panies years ago, and they consequently not
only made but little effort to get business, but
confined their risks largely to a class that was
not in hazardous employment. Mr. Kohler
states that the greatest loser will be the Cam
bria County Mutual Benefit Association. Said
he: "Among outside companies the ereatest
losers will probably be tbe Travelers, Fidelity
aud Casuaftv, United States Mutual and our
selves (the People's), but our risks are mainly
among, the class that was not likely to be
caught to any great extent in this flood."
The Beneficial Societies
will probably be the heaviest losers. There
was a large council of the Boyal Arcanum in
Johnstown, and it is said that nine of its mem
bers are known to be victims, and there were
probably more. These, if fully insured, will
cost that organization $27,000.
It was supposed that the A. O. U. W. would
be a heavy loser, but Grand Recorder J, M.Mc
Kair states that there was.no organization of
the order in Johnstown.though it is likely there
wero individual members living tbere,and some
of them in all probability were victims.
Mr. William Fury, of tho Berkshire, wrote
some accident policies in Johnstown, but he
states that ho bad . only gotten started to work
and the losses will be light.
From all that can be learned it Is probable
that settlements will generallv be quite prompt.
Where proofs of death and "identification are
perfect, as though corporations may not be
abundantly blessed in the matter of sonl, they
are human after all and sympathize more or
less with tbe prevalent overflow of heart, and
beside it is sound business policy In such cases
to pay promptly where payment is inevitable.
Graveynrdera Don't Suffer.
It was supposed by some that those cofo
panies who operate on tho verpe, insuring in
fants, liable to dissolution from the' ills inci-'
dent to babyhood, dentition, colic, measles,
whooping cough, mumps, scarlet fever,
chickenpox, smallpox, diphtheria and the
thousand other ills that mar our initiation into
life; grave-yard insurance, etc., would suffer
severely; but Mr. Kohler points out, that
though there may be many such poli
cies tbey are generally for small amounts,
The Fidelity and Casualty Company ot New
York announces elsewhere that it will imme
diately on presentation of satisfactory proofs
to the examiner of claims, Mr. Adrian Scharff,
who is in Johnstown now, pay all claims
promptly. Mr. E. E. Clapp, Superintendent of
the company, was in this city last night and
stated there would be no delay where a case
was made out.
Tbe insurance, companies, while they may
feel the draft on their resources, have the
satisfaction of knowing that what it costs them
could not possibly otherwise be paid where it
would do as much good.
Identification will, of course, In many in
stances be impossible, and there may many
complications arise before the business is
MUSKET AND PICK.
Soldiers and Laborers to the Kcscno of tbe
, Ruined City.
Tbe crowds around the Union depot were
considerably smaller yesterday than on any
other day since the flood. This was due, no
doubt, to the Inclemency of the weather. The
only ripple of excitement that occurred during
the entire day was at z o'clock when the Four
teenth Regiment, nnder command of Colonel
Perehment, arrived at the station, attired in
heavy marching order, with knapsacks,
blankets and three days' rations. Tho men
took a special train at 2 o'clock for Johnstown,
whence they go at the order of Governor
Beaver to preserve order in the stricken city.
A train left the Pennsylvania Railroad depot
at 3:10 yesterday. beariDg a small squad of
laborers from Ohio, who go to work repairing
the railroad tracks.
At the Baltimore and Ohio depot yesterday
afternoon there was a scene of great activity.
Fifty cars stood on tbe tracks. A score of men
were at work loading them with timber and all
sorts of materials. Tho train was that of Booth
& Flinn, the contractors, who are going to
Johnstown to remove the debris and start at
once to build bouses for tbe shelter of tho
homeless. The train consists of 25 cars of lum
ber, six cars of horses aud six of -wagons and
harness, and the balance of the train was
loaded with tools and implements.
A gang of X000 mechanics and laborers left
on a special train for Johnstown last night over
the Pennsylvania Railroad. They were a part
of Booth & Flinn's army of men, who will be at
work replacing the Mountain City in a day or
DUPLICATES FOR 1I0URNEES.
System of Slips Used to Identify the Cofllned
and Burled Dead.
Peter Flannery, who has been assisting in
burying the dead at Johnstown, says: "Not a'
body has been buried nnless it has been washed
and dried. It was impossible to clothe alb
When we had no clothing we would wrap them
up in muslin which we took with us. Slips
giving sex and describing tho appearance are
tacked on the coffins and duplicates filed with
the undertaker, so that persons In search of
bodies of friends may be able in most cases to
identify them by looking at the slips. These
slins are numbered and sticks placed at the
graves bear corresponding numbers. There
are SO undertakers in tbe field, one relief tak
ing charge of affairs after the other goes off
dnty. At first tbe work of embalming was
very bard, but it is easier now, and one can em
balm a body' In 40 minutes on an average.
About 125 undertakers have been employed at"
Johnstown since Sunday."
SEARCHING FOR THE FLOCK.
Rev. H. B. Grose Hunting for a gilssing
Rev. H..B. Grose, of the Fou rth Avenue
Baptist Church, received yesterday a telegram
from Rev. W. CBittinp!. of the Mt. Morris
Baptist Church, New York City, saying: "Give
toOO to sufferers in the Baptist Church in
Johnstown, and draw on me for it." ill. QjSB
will visit Johnstown to.discover what remains
of the church membership, and disbursf the
The church building was destroyed, aQd I
probably the large majority of the tnember&J
were dwcui kwiij, auo iiaoMi, wi, jui. uoou-
child, left Johnstown a week before tbe disas
ter, with his family, for an. Eastern city. His
house was wrecked utterly. ,
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The. Fourteenth Regiment, With About 360
Men In Line, Ordered to Johnstown
They Go With Ball Cartridges
Several Other Imple
ments of War.
The Fourteenth Regiment was ordered ont
yesterday and is now in Johnstown.
It was about 10 o'clock yesterday morning
that Colonel P. D. Perehment, commander of
the regiment, received the orders which he ana
all other members of the regiment had been
expecting for two days. They were very brief,
and simply directed the regiment to report at
Johnstown at once, with ball cartridges and
three days' cooked provisions in their haver
sacks. On Monday the regiment could have
turned out 600 men. When the orders came
not more that 250, all told, could be mustered,
even upon four hours' notice.
After Colonel Perehment received his orders,
arrangements were made for a special train to
leave Union depot at 1 o'clock in tho after
noon, bearing the troops. Then It was found
that they could not be got together in time to
leave at that hour, and It was 233 p.m. when
the regiment actually got away. A stop was
made at East Liberty where a company of 60
men got aboard, making the entire number
Colonel Perehment was at the headquarters
in tho lower Diamond Market House, about 2
o'clock, in full uniform and gum boots, urging
the men to hurry up.
"I know nothing at all abont the reasons why
tbe regiment was not ordered out sooner," he
said to a Dispatch reporter. "We were will
ing and anxious to go on Saturday, but we
could not go without orders. Adjutant Gen
eral Hastings was on tbe ground, and be cer
tainly could tell better than anyone else what
was needed. When he found that troops were
needed he sent for them. If any company of
tbe regiment had cot ready to go ont without
official orders,! certainly would have disbanded
It. The State Guard cannot act without au
thority." "I think we will have about 300 men," con
tinued Colonel Perehment "We could have
bad moro yesterday, but I am not in a position
to blame anyone for the delay in issuing the
orders to go. My understanding of tho tele
grams I have received is tbat Johnstown is to
be placed under martial law, but I know noth
ing yet in regard to the arrangements. I will
report with my regiment to Adjutant General
Hastings, who will, I havo no-doubt, have all
arrangements made for onr work."
. The other officers of the regiment would not
express any opinion regarding tbe delay in
ordering out the command.
Colonel Perehment said he had received sev
eral telegrams concerning deeds of vandalisme
but had left all the messages at his home. Hr
said, further, that he had no idea whether oa
not more troops wonld be needed. He was
only sorry tbat tbe delay bad caused the rank
of his regiment to be so limited.
The officers and men of tbe Eighteenth Reg
iment are somewhat indignant at tbe powers
that be. They have 480 men ready and willing
to go to Johnstown at a moment's notice, and
think that tbey should have been ordered in
stead of the Fourteenth. It is rumored that if
not allowed to go in a military capacity a num
ber will tender their services as private citi
zens. Dr. Wyley, surgeon of the regiment,
claims that thero is urgent need of the militia
to clear away debris and help extricate bodies.
Tho doctor says: "It is now five days since the
disaster, and I fear that tbe dead bodies, not
only of human beings, but also of cows, pigs,
horses, etc., will cause an epidemic. I think
what is best for the greatest number of people
should be done, and I am in favor of cremating
all. Tbe danger menacing Pittsburg de
Governor Beaver has ordered the officers on
his own. the Division and the Second Brigade
staffs of tbe National Guard to report to Adjutant-General
Hastings at Johnstown. General
Wylie camo down from Franklin with his staff
last night and will go up this morning. Quar
termaster Brown, of the Eighteenth Regiment
was also ordered to report to General Hastings
and went out last night
Mayor Penrson Received Several Hundred
Dollars for the Sufferers.
Tbe following additional subscriptions for
the flood sufferers were received by Mayor
Pearson, of Allegheny, yesterday, a large num
ber coming from saloon keepers:
Chris Brclning, (25.
Christian Ortman. S50.
City Engineers Office, f50,
Spring Garden Club, (25
Geo. Elbourne, SSO
A. C. Groetzlnjcer, $io.
Lafayette Lodge 0.423,
D. Hendrle, (25.
J. M. Force. t2u.
lion. J. O. Wyman, (25.
Simpson Chapel and
Sabbath school,. S27 i0.
-Arlon Singing Society,
Fred Bucbter, (25.
John S. Snyder, (25. .
Kate Gerst, (25.
City Treasurer David
Max Schneider, (25,
, (23. Maeferron, (10.
w. J. Morris, P. B. Combs and Joseph
Snrague, (43 35.
-A little boy; Johnny Ch-edenvronly 3 years old,
walked intoT. R. Morris' drugstore aud handed
a penny over the counter, saying that ho
wanted it to go to tbe flood sufferers. Several
boys laughed at him for contributing so small
an amount wben the child said: "I found tbat
money on the river bank; and it might belong
to some of the people np there."
The penny was received by Mayor Pearson,
and will go with the other money subscribed.
Subscriptions were taken up at ail tbe schools
in Allegheny, but the exact amount of money
or clothing donated is not known. A little fel
low only 9 years ot age, living on Webster
street, carried two buckets of fresh spring
water from Observatory bill to a neighbor for
5 cents. This was the first money the boy had
ever earned and he was pooly paid for tbe
work. He was satisfied, however, and con
tributed bis mite, tbat be bad worked for to
the fund of the sufferers when he went to school
in the afternoon.
THERE WILL BE SALVAGE.
Practical Men Say JoUnitown Caa be Re
Optimistic views of the disaster are begin
nlngtocome to the front Messrs. Joseph
Brown, of Bailey & Brown, iron makers, and
John A. Harper, of the Bank of Pittsburg,
were making an estimate of loss, Mr. Brown
said, without seeing the ruins, he felt safe in
saving that 500,000 would put the Cambria
Iron Works in good shape and very probably
much less. Much of the machinery is of a
powerful character and would not be injured
further than by dirt and rust and it could be
readily cleaned. The open-hearth steel fur
naces would be destroyed and they are expen
sive, but tbe buildings ot iron works, generally,
are not expensive, most of them being mere
Mr. Harper stated;that while the loss in
dwellings would be necessarily heavy, it would
not be nearly so much as most people suppose.
Verv few tenement houses about iron works
cost $1,000, and most of them considerably less.
OI many of the better class bonses the walls
will be fonnd intact and capable of repair.
Considering tbe size of the place thero were
not a great many very fine houses in Johns
town, tbe bulk of tbe population being com
posed of people of moderate means.
It is possible tbat the Johnstown of the future
will be much finer than that ot the past Aside
from loss of life, which cannot be estimated by
humanity, great fires have frequently been the
means of making fine cities, the case of Chi
cago being a notable instance. In Johnstown
one thing is certain the town will not be
rebuilt in a hole so as to be drowned by future
A CORPS OF COOKS,
A Stevrnrd and nn Army of Workmen for tho
Sceno of Distress.
Early yesterday afternoon it telegram came
from Captain Wm. R. Jones to the Executive
Committee at the Chamber of Commerce. which
read: "Send by special train, without delay, a
good steward and 20 cooks, with cooking uten
sils. My principal difficulty is to bed our men.
We are making things hum. Support me
promptly, and .fill my wants."
In a minute men were scouring the town, and
in less than half an hour the. culinary corps was
ready, The coots were gotten from the hotels,
the messengers going in and taking them from
their work. They reported that they could get
a hundred more on sight and that anything the
town had would be sent out if asked for. Tbe
men were started on a special train without
Hussey. BInns' & Co. sent in 15 dozen more
shovels. The National Tube Works reported
tbat they bad sent 15 riggers fully equipped and
five tons of tools. The Allegheny Connty Light
Company havo 60 electric lights complete to go
ont to-night A train 'was being made up all
afternoon with these supplies to go out as soon
as possible. It carried LOW workmen, and, as
the first detachment of these, each man with a
tool on bis shoulder, marched down Fifth
avenue, they created a sensation. Tho tools
and equipments of this train cost 50,000.
AID FROM BUFFALO.
The Residents- of Tbat City Send $1,100
and Promiso to Do pettcr Later.
Mr. L. S. Bigclow, a prominent citizen of
Harr!ajure. has distinguished' himself for tbe
LarbtsipJtude in which he solicited aid for the
jjxibnstown sufferers- Mr. Blgelow formerly
reside! In Buffalo, and when he beard of the
waslrctt Friday he hurried back to' his native
city and induced MayorBecker to call a meeting
of the citizens for the relief of. tbe people, and
,in a sfeort while had raised 11,100, which he
Vouchftto this city yesterday and handed over
toliayifc McCallin, with the assurance that
Buffalo rouia ao sou more.
issa :. -
J ILL jfflTER,
Graphic Story of the Loss
of the Day Express. '
A PASSENGER'S TALE.
Ladies CrnwIInc Under the Cars to Seek
Safety A Vestlbuled Train Not tbe Saf
est Wben Quick Exit Is an Element of
Safety Two Old Ladle From Chicago
Among the Lost A Elorldan's Expe
rience. E. W. Wilmot an extensive orange grower of
Redland, CaL, arrived in this city from Johns
town last evening. He was accompanied by
bis wife and 4-months-old babe.
Mr. Wilmot and his family were passengers
on the Day Express tbat left this city Friday
morning last, which was caught in the flood at
Conemaugh. He tells a thrilling story of how
the wall ot water struck the train, and gives a
graphic account of bow lives were lost and
saved in the wild rush for safety.
Why the Train Was Held.
To a Dispatch reporter he said: "Our train
was held at Conemaugh. at about 10 o'clock, by
the news that a landslide had occurred ahead
of us. The railroad people could not move, as
they didn't know when the track would be
cleared. In a short time, however, the wires
went down, and we could see the poles falling
all along the line. Next wo saw the water ris
ing, and a bridge a short way from the train
was soon carried away. After the wires went
down there was no telling wben we would get
away, as the conductor could get no instruc
tions. It was about noon tbat we first heard
that the reservoir was unsafe, but wo did not
think it was so serious. The break did not
occur until 4 o'clock. ,
At tbat time we could not move one way or
another. There were two freight trains ahead
ot us and another just behind. Tbe passen
gers, however, all kept quite cool. There was
not tbe least bit of excitement as far as 1 could
see. Finally, at about 4 o'clock, the locomotive
whistle shrieked, and I knew danger was com
ing. I rnsbed to where my wife and baby were
and, grasping the child, called to my wife to
follow me. The water was like a huge wall and
was not 500 feet from us. Everybody
jumped. It was every man for himself
and God for us all. The break was a most sud
den one. I ran down the valley with my child
in my arms, and my wife close behind. I came
to a small creek that had become swollen, and
jumped over that, then I looked if or my wife,
when she got to the creek, she hesitated at first
but a man behind her called out: "Jump, jump,
for God's sake."
Saved Her Life.
That determined her, and she jumped and
cleared the creek. The water was then close
upon us, but we succeeded in getting away.
"We really had an advantage, as our train
was on the outside, but many of the passengers
of the other trains were drowned. As ours wa3
a vestibule, and people had to crawl under the
train or run around it, we lost eight of our
passengers. It was a hard thing to see the
ladies trying to crawl under the train to save
their lives. One of the ladles in our train tbat
was lost came from New Orleans. She is now
lying at the Conemaugh morgue. There were
also two old ladies from Chicago, both of whom
were drowned. I lost all my biggage, but am
Perfectly satisfied to let it go, but thank God I
ave got my wife and child.
"The way in which the water lifted np that
train and hurled it to destruction was some
thing terrible to see. I never want to witness
such a thing again.'
Mr. Wilmot leaves tnls morning for New
Haven, bis former home.
BEATER HEARD FROM".
He Sends Pontoon Bridges nnd Says There
Should bo No Delay.
The earnest and untiring workers of the
Relief Committee met at the Chamber of Com
merce and at once proceeded to business.
Chairman McCreery sent a dispatch to Gover
nor Beaver, urging him to press upon the na
tional authorities the Immediate need, of at
least 2,500 feet of pontoon bridges and the sani
tary force. The following telegram was re
ceived from the Governor in reply:
I have Issued a requisition for pontoon bridges
and urgedmmedlate shipment. Will endeavor to
organize a sanitary commission In West More
land county to clean the Conemaugh. Have your
committee co-operate anal will pay expenses.
There should be no delay.
JAMES A. BEAYIK.
James B. Scott telegraphed the Chamber ot
Commerce earnestly requesting the committee
to nse their utmost efforts lo prevent more vis
itors coming to Johnstown. Mr. Scott says the
town is now full of useless and Interfering
people, who are constantly in the way, ham-
Senng the efforts of the committees and creat
The committee voted to send a construction
force of 800 men with 20 cars of lumber, tools,
etc, under charge of W. J. Flinn, to Johns
town. Mr. Flinn was provided with $2,000 in
small bills for temporary payment to work
ALLEGHENI SCHOOL CONTROLLERS
Hold a Meeting and Henr tbe Annual Re
ports of the Officials.
The monthly meeting of the Allegheny
Board of School Controllers was held last
night Superintendent Morrow reported a
total enrollment of pupils of 12,223. A resolu
tion was adopted asking teachers and princi
pals to aid the Superintendent in getting up
bis annual report A resolution was intro
duced prohibiting pupils who are .suspended
from one school from entering another. This
was fought by Major W. R. Hunker and Lewis
McMullen, and the resolution was lost by a
vote of 25 to 14.
A motion was made and earned that all cases
of Infectious diseases in the schools be re
ported to tbe Board of Healtb. Librarian J.
W. Benney and his assistant, Mrs. M. J. Mc
Allister were re-elected. Librarian Benney
presented bis annnal report, which showed
that there were 11,573 books in the library on
WILL TAKE THEM HOME.
Some of tho Pittsburg Ladles Who Volun
teer Shelter nnd Care.
The lodges of the Knights and Ladies of
Honor notify the relief committee that they
are prepared to take charge of a number of
Johnstown sufferers. Among those who volun
teer to take to their homes from two to five
each are Mrs. Sofill, Mrs. Klalls. Mrs. Petrie,
Mrs. Hineman.Mrs. Petrie, Mrs. Haldman, Mrs.
Lanz. Mrs. Ralf, Miss Gaeger, Mrs. Kramer,
Annie E. Stanley and Mrs. Wrigley. A com
mittee consisting of G. W. Miller, B. Goodman,
Louis Kramer and others was appointed at tbe
meeting of the lodges last night
The headquarters of the committee will be
at the office of Kramer & Co room 52, Eisner
& Phillips building. Another meeting will be
held to-night when the lodges will report upon
- SELLING PDRE WATER.
Tenders Reap a Rich Harvest Oat of an
Allechcny Public Pump.
Several young men took possession of the
city pump in the East Park. Allegheny, yester
day and compelled persons who wanted pure
water to pay them 5 cents per drink, and 25
cents per bucket Tbe pump was in use all day;
and the miscreants reaped a rich harvest The
Mayor was notified of the robbery at 6 o'clock
and sent Roundsman James Wilson to tho
Sump. Wben be arrived be found that it had
een broken, and tbe scamps had decamped.
EYERTBODi TAKING ICE.
The Thawlnc of Pare Lake Consenlment Is
Ice companies must be doinga good business
these days notwithstanding the cold weather,
as many people ' rather than drink tbe poison
ous Allegheny River flnidare buying ice and
melting it for drink. They say that while boil
ing may destroy the poisonous quality, they do
not understand how Mt can make the liquid
clean. It doesn't take the suggestion of filth
SATED BY A BIG DOG.
The Noble Work or a Shaggy Newfound
land In the Delnjte.
ANewfouudland dog saved the life of Maggie
Fitzgerald, who lived on Cinder street Tbe
noble animal was on a housetop, floating down
with the flood, when he saw Miss Fitzgerald
struggling In tbe water. He made three at
tempts before he succeeded in pulling tbe
young lady out of the water on to the roof.
Both were rescued near Horrellville.
Whut the Public Luces.
Whitmyre & Co. arc meeting with sa
amount of success tbat daily increases in
their efiorts to legitimately introduce and
advertise the "Iron City Brand" of flour.
The large amount now sold shows, beyond a
doubt, that the best-selling brands carry
their advertisement with their nse. "Iron
City Brand" has come to stay and the pub
lic takes kindlv to tbat class of goods which
shows for itselfwhat it is made of and how
a trial brings ont its excellencies.
Henry Terheydeo, the Jeweler, of 330
Has just received a fresh invoice of those
beautiful 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 line would
do well to call and see his large and varied
stock of goods and extremely low prices.
Claret, Rhine Wines, Etc.
I have the most complete line Qt claret,
Hhine, Mosel, Santerne, Bergnndy, Hunga
rian and Madeira wines; full quarts, case
or gallon. War. J. Fetdat,
WFsa 633 Smithfield st.
LACE Cubtatss 'Bargains this week in
this department. Qualities from $1 to 55 per
pair are those that heretofore sold from 51.50
to 58. HUOUS & HACKE.
Wm. J. JTbiday's "Marie" brand of
Havana cigars are tbe finest in this market;
3 for 25c. 633 Smithfield st wpsu
Elegant cabinet photos, any style, 51 SO
per doz. Panel picture with each dor. cabi
nets. Lies' Poptjlab Gallebt, 10 and 12
Sixth st ' SUSIWT
FBEIGHX SHIPMENTS FOB NEW TOBK
and other Eastern points can be forwarded
via tie Allegheny Valley Railroad.
Mt "Alberto" cigars cannot be excelled;
56 50 per hundred. "Wm. J. Fbiday,
WTSu 633 Smithfield st
Challis In these desirable fabrics we
are showing the handsomest line offered
this season; best grades at 25c and 50c a
yard. Huous & Hacks.
300 Pieces of Royal Worcester
And Doulton now on exhibition at E. P.
Eoberts & Sons' art stores, corner Fifth
avenue and Market street It is the most
superb collection ever shown in Pittsburg,
and is worthy a careful inspection, tvfsu
Mt "Alberto" cigars cannot be excelled;
56 50 per hundred. Wm. JFbidat,
-vvfsu 633 Smithfield st
Diamonds at a bargain; A few more
left at the Jewelry Bazaar of Henry Terhey
den, 530 Smithfield st. MWSU
Deess Goods Notbintr to equal the
styles and qualities we are offering at 50c
a yard; plaids, stripes and checks; goods
reallv worth ?1.
Hughs & Hacke.
Imported, Kev West and domestic cigars
by the box, at lowest prices.
Wm. J. Fbiday,
wtsu 633 Smithfield street
Should tho news from Johnstown
received after the regular hour for
going to press warrant it, THE
DISPATCH will make a 9 o'clock
edition this morning and possibly
for several days following.
Agents who desire a supply of
these extras must telegraph or
;tele'phonether -orders before.-9.
o'clock for to-day, or mail themin
good time for "to-morrow, as none
of the 9 o'clock edition will be sent
out of the city without orders from
THE DISPATCH PUB. CO.
AT PRICES TO PLEASE EVERYONE,
60c, 62c, 75c, 87c, $1, U 25, $1 SO SI 75, J2. S3 25,
82 60, 82 75, $3, 53 25. J3 50, $375, 54, SI 25,
S4 50.$175rS5,S5 60,S8,t6 60, It.
Anyone of the above are good value look
them over before you buy.
::: T. T. T. :::
109 Federal Street,
celebrated Bedford Springs Is now put ud
only In quart and balf-jrallon bottles and sold
In cases of 2 dor. and i doz. in any ooantity b
JNO. A. RENE
NBHAVV E UU.,
Corner Liberty and Nintb sta.
UNPERMENTED WINE WARRANTED
strictly pure grape Juice, in pints and
quarts for family use and church purposes.
For sale by tbe case or sincle bottle bv
JNU. A. KENHHAW 4 CO. Famav Grocers.
apl8-ws. ., Liberty and Ninth sta. .
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ONLY 25 CENTS.
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To wind np'tM Honth'stmsinesslnallverj
way we have made some sweeping reductions,
and also have purchased large assortments ot
choice and desirable goads, which we offer
very low prices, some at even hi If price.
To begin with: Eisbty-nlne (89) pieces of 50.
Inch, English style. Fine "Wool' Suitings,
Checks, Stripes and Plaids, a large varletj o
coloring, at Jl a yard, usual price SI 25; no be
ter wearing goods are made. -
French Novelty Dress Goods, Infancy e
broidered stripes and Jacquard silk mixtures?
onr price 80c a yard; cost SI 10 to land In No
York; all In the latest summer colorings...- . u
One case of silk and wool 12-inch Crepe Bril
liant, 42 Inches wide, at 75c, worth SI 25 ow
price 75c These are light in weight and ver
Special bargains In fine quality pure English
Mohairs, In fancy weaves and colored stripes
at 75c a yard, reduced from SI 25; also full
assortment of plain, colored and grar and
brown mixed Mohairs. 42 Inches wide, at 50c,
75c and SI a yard, great value, and not to be
confounded with goods of inferior quality at
the same prices.
Over 20 styles of 54-inch Suiting Cloths, la
fancy Jacquard stripes, at 75c a yard. Eleven
shades in a line imported 50-inch Cloth at 75c,
worth SI SO.
Onr eocent Counter is filled with really choice
styles in Imported Dress StuSs Side Borders,
Tennis Stripes, Plaids, Fools Stripes, Debelges
all extra good values and all in Summer
weights and colorings.
Silk and Wool Colored Henrietta Cloths at
75c. This Is the best dress goods bargain In any
Silk Warp Cashmeres.
Full assortment ot shades In ATI-wool French
Cashmeres, perfect in finish, good weight at
16-inch All-wool Cashmeres at 60c to SI 25 a
yard, latest shades.
Our entire stock of Imported French Dress
Patterns to be closed 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 15 cents
is another Instance of special good valuer jV
TherepohAIUWool, Chanis.ay'sis. and'T
are selling faster each day. We nave the
largest assortment of both dark and light
Challls. Including newest and finest Imported,
all at 50c.
New printed Mohairs, only 10c a yard.
Largest stock of cream, white and light
colored Woolen Dress Stuffs Albatross, Cash
meres, Nun's Veilings, Crepes, Moussellnes.
LOCO remnants of black and colored Dress
Goods to be sold ont at once. See the prices
put on them.
Bo much for the Wool Dress Goods. The
Cotton Stuffs are in great variety. Scotch
Ginghams (real) at 20c: (so-called) at 15c and
12c. Satlnes, choice American, 9c np to2Cci
real French, 18c to 85c. See the old Hose color
ings, just from Paris. Fine Scotch Zephyr Ging
hams at 80c New styles in striped Seersuckers,
Persian Crepes, Primrose Clotb.printed Crepe
and other novelties.
Then the Silks Thousands and thousands of
yards In colored Silk fabrics for Summer wear.
One hundred aud fifteen pieces of new printed
India Silks, 21 Inches wide, at 75c, regular SI 2B
quality. 27-Inch India Silks, black and white
and new colorings, at 65c; fine styles at SI 00
and SI 60, very much under price the hand-
somest goods shown this season. Hundreds of
pieces here to see. The largest variety ever
shown, and undoubtedly the best values.
Our 21-Inch Colored Surah Silk, at 75c. lstha
equal of any SI Surah you can find. All the)
New Armure Royale Silks at SI, extra fins
The best bargains In our Black Silk stock yoo
have ever seen in many a long day Surahs,
Grenadines, Indias, Gros Grains, Failles,
Armures, Satlnes. This is the place to com
for your Black Silks, In) an grades, especially
the finer goods not to te found elsewhere.
All the other departments are ready for June
customers, and have great attractions In the ,
wav of barcains. Decidedly the biggest and ;. -;,
most aud best bargains are here. Ij
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