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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, s PRIDAT, JUNE 7, 1889.
Johnstown, reports that !t trill require 10,000
men for SO days, with all modorn appliances
to clear the wrecks along the tentailesof
-destruction, take out the corpses and the car
casses of dead animals and place the city In
safe sanitary condition. This trill cose double
the amount now In the handsof tbe committee,
which docs not include the relief for the But
t enng and destitute, which is very great, all
of which has been carefully attended to.
The destitute are brought to this city, fed,
clothed and housed, or sent f reo to friends all
over the land, We ask that the generous sub
scriptions which are coming from all over the
country be continued until sufficient funds are
provided to complete the above work, of which
due notice will be given through the press.
Wm. McCbeebt, Chairman,
Kcrnville on Fire,
The next startler was a report that Kern
ville was on fire, and that Mr. Scott had
asked Hr. Trump to send engines, but ap
prehensions were allayed when, at 4:30
o'clock, the flames were reported under con
trol. The work of the Belief Committee of the
Chamber of Commerce was a continuation
of the day -previous. A variation of
the programme was offered when
Auctioneer J. D. Bailey offered the
Starr piano donated for the relief of the
sufferers. The expenditure of a great deal
of oratory only brought out 5275 in bids and
Hr. Bailey withdrew the instrument in dis
gust and proceeded to invite chances at $5
each. In a few minutes he had 250 scooped
in and confidently started out to make it
Donations continued to come forward,
both cash and supplies of all kinds, among
them 17 cases from Erie which the mayor
of that city sent through C. T. Clark.
It seems there is some disagreement
among the doctors and you know the re
ported consequence when doctors disagree.
Messrs. McCreery and Scott had a pow
wow by telegraph and finally McCreery
"We are besieged from morning until nieht
with physicians who want to go to Johnstown.
There seems to be some jealousy between cer
tain cliques. I think we must have a central
oSce and have them all apply at one place.
Dr. Oldshue favored placing Dr. "Webb
Xowman at the head of the bureau, as his
acquaintance with the town strongly recom
No Signs of Exhaustion.
Philadelphia made an offer of the services
of 500 men.
The Supply Committee sent out several
train loads of provisions during the day.
Among the contributions were Eunnette &
Sons, S500 worth of furnishing goods; Oil
"Well Supply Company, 1,500 feet of rope;
Pennsylvania Manufacturing, Mining and
Supply Company, 140 barrels of lime;
, Mayor Lee, Hudson, O.. 7 cases of provi
sions and $51; Mayor Babb, of Minneapolis,
16 cars of flour; Burgess Stickman, of Bed
. ford, 2 cars of provisions; Pittsburg Salt
Company, 1 car of salt; Chairman Akers,
Cleveland, 1 car of provisions; Cavitt, Pol
lock & Co., 23 boxes of lanterns and 2 gross
Receipts at the Exchange.
Messrs. Thomas Hackett and J. C. Morris,
of the Petroleum Stock and Metal Ex
change were in receipt of many communica
tions from other Jlxchanges yesterday. The
Chicago Board of Trade telegraphed that
the President of its relief committee would
arrive in Pittsburg this morning. J. E.
Simmons.of the If ew York Stock Exchange,
telegraphed that over $30,000 had been sub
scribed and will be distributed by the Ex
change. The XewXbrk Cotton Exchange
cent Messrs. Hackett and Morris word that
its contribution had been sent to Governor
Beaver. J. D. Bockafeller, who was
solicitedfor a lift, stated that he had as
sisteoVfnrongh another medium, that the
Standard Oil Company had contributed
10,000 through Mr. McKelvey.
Charles Frederick, an engineer on the
"West Virginia Central Bailway, asked for
transportation for himself and for his
mother's body to Johnstown, so that he
might bury it beside that of his father.
Mrs. Annie E. Frederick was 85 years old.
She was drawn out of the boiling Cone
maugh flood and died at Mercy Hospital.
Two of her grand nephews, Samuel and
John Honeycamp, with their families, were
Many Ton of Raiment.
The second-hand clothiers at Old City
Hall spent another busy day, but they were
cheerful, and the grub furnished by Mr.
Hagan still held out, and the day being
warmer, ice cream tasted better than the
day before. The committee is not disposed
to look a gift horse in the mouth, and the
members say they have no occasion to do so.
Mr. Hagan still refuses pay for the food,
Donations of clothing come in as fre
quently as ever, and still they find recipi
ents. The architectural styles of headgear
are of all dates within five or ten years, and
some resemble the pattern in which Presi
dent Harrison was portrayed quite fre
quently last summer, but with the excep
tion of tiles the styles would pass muster
-with any except, perhaps, dudes and du
'dines. A box of very fine gear was re
ceived from the Collegiate Dutch Beformed
Church, corner of Filth avenue and Forty
eeveuth street, Hew York. Miss B. Tausig,
of Chicago, sent a large box packed with
"What seems to be most neededare baby
clothing and women's skirts.
GIVEN UP HOPE.
Mr. Frank Paulson Sntisfied That Hi Sister
Was Lost Description of the
Jewelry She Wore.
Frank Paulson, whose sister was a passenger
lu the second section of the Day express, that
was wrecked at Johnstown, returned home last
sight. Mr. Paulson has been at the scene of
the disaster since Monday, and only returned
when he learned positively that bis sister was
lost. Miss Jennie tras on tho train with an old
friend. Miss Bryant, of Germantown. Both
young ladies had been bndcmaids tbe night
before at tho wedding of Miss Paulson's cou
sin. They both had their corsage bouquets, that
of Miss Paulson being red, and Miss Bryant's
was white. Miss Paulson and her friend can
cot be found, but it is known that they were
swept away in tho flood. Miss Paulson wore
four rings. Ono was a plain gold band, one a
diamond, one a cameo and tbe other was a
gold band with four stones. She wore
also a bracelet that would attract attention as
something ont of the ordinary run of brace
lets. -Her brothers, who were most devoted to
her, think that her body may yet be found
from this description of her jewelry.
A Floating Door Brought News to Pitts
burg Its Subsequent Verification.
Of tho many strange incidents of the flood
probably none Is more singular than the coin
cidence mentioned below. FinleyTorrens,Esq.,
si this city, was among tnose caving relatives
In Johnstown, a cousin, Mr. Hamilton, and his
family living there. The Saturday morning
after the disaster, while the flood bearing. its
widely-scattered freight of debris was still rush
ing by tbo Allegheny wharves, Mr. Torrens
and bis son' Frank viewed the spectacle from
the suspension bridge. Soon, amid a general
mass of debris, there floated along a door pecu
liarly paneled, bearing the street number 324.
Mr. Frank Torrens immediately recognized it
as tbe door of his cousin's Johnstown resi
dence. The circumstance of this single piece
of wood out of tbe general mass which came
tor days happening here at a distance of so
nany miles under the eyes of probably the only
itts burger who could recognize it was strange
nough; but hardly more singular than a
rther chain in the link. When Mr. Torrens
xt morning picked up The Dispatch he
r in tbe list of sufferers the name of Mr.
mil ton, with the residence given in full at
Bedford street" This was tbo only case
ng many in that issue where the street and
ber of tbe sufferer were given; but it was
gh to complete the ideatiflcaUon of tbe
Mr. Max Moorhead Teils How
the Reservoir Was Made,
ANDSH0WS ITS STRENGTH
The filnlco Gate Theory Disposed Of Why
lbs Beit Engineer Cboie South Fork
for the Reservoir Col. Uneer's Gallant
Efforts to Prevent the Disaster Col. T.
I. Roberts on the Grcnt Rainfall.
Mr. Max Moorhead talked very willingly yes
terday about what he knew of the South Fork
dam as it was built in 1852-8. He said to a Dis
patch reporter who f onnd him in the office of
the Monongahela Navigation Company: "I
have a fairly clear recollection of the dam. I
acted as clerk of the work. The site was not
chosen for the reservoir until a careful survey
of the country bad been made by the best
engineers of the State. They chose the place
which the reservoir occupied till last Friday
because the limited extent of the watershed of
the feeders of tho lake seemed to assure its
safety. Practically they asserted by their
choice their belief that it was impossible for
such a catastrophe as has just taken place to
Great Care Exercised.
"The building of tho dam was conducted with
great care. The first thing done was to make
an embankment. Layer was laid upon layer of
clay, each layer being well puddled, that is
wetted and packed down so as to bo water
tight. Then the lower side of the dam which
slanted more than the upper side, was cased
with heavy rocks many of them big enough to
require six horses to draw them. The stones
were often as big as that," continued Mr.
Moorhead, pointing to a very large desk or bu
reau in the room, "and they were laid one upon
another to the top of the dam. The inner side
of the dam was cased with a hand-laid wall.
This was of smaller stone, and was not in
tended for strength, but to keep the water
from crumbling and washing away the earth in
the dam. A sluice was cat through the rock
at the side of the lake a Bhort distance
from, the dam. It was about 65
feet wide and 8 feet deen. The rock
taken ont in cutting the sluice was used in rip-
rapping the outer side of the dam. The en
gineers thought that weir able to carry
off five times as much water as it would ever
in human probability Do called upon to do.
"There were five pipes, each 2 feet in diame
ter, laid to a culvert at the base of the dam and
to its center. These pipes were governed by
machinery from a tower at the top of the dam.
They were provided with valves and they were
used to supply the canal when the water in the
latter was low. Two years after the comple
tion of the dam the lake was sold by the State
to the Pennsylvania Railroad. The railroad
nad no use for the lake and the dam's machin
ery was allowed to stand idle. Tho tower
burned shortly afterward, and the people liv
ing near the dam stole the lead with which the
canal sluice pipes bad been stopped up. Then
the water got into the culvert and there was a
break in the dam, about which I do not re
The Dam Decayed.
"When the lake finally came Into tho hands
of the South Fork Fishing Club they gave out
tha work of repairing the dam to a contractor.
However, when he had fixed up the breach in
the dam to a certain extent there came some
heavy rains and the new work was washed
away. The second time the contract was given
ont better results were secured. The dam was
made as solid as ever, and to compensate for
the closing of the outlet through the pipes
which fed the canal the weir at the side of the
dam was enlarged ten feet."
"You do not think the closing of those pipes
had anything to do with the destruction of the
"No, certainly not The ten feet added to
the weir afforded a greater means f escape for
the water In the lake than the pipes bad ever
done. I see that a general misconception of
the size of the weir exists, even among mem
bers of the club. 1 am sure it was fully 75 feet
wide. It Trnft mnilA that tin Via lr tt,!,.!..
beyond all donbt be able to keep any rise in
vuec. iuo uam waa not uuilb WHQ wo Jaea
that water would ever flow over the top of it,
and through all sorts of weather the weir was
always able to keep the level of the water far
below the comb of the dam. It must have been
an unprecedented rainfall on the mountains
wnicn made the lake rise ten Inches an hour,
when it had heretofore never risen more than
one inch an hour."
Colonel Uneer's Heroism. ,
It was also learned from friends of Colonel
TJnger, the president of the South Fork Fish
ing Club, that that gentleman made heroic ef
forts to save the dam. When Colonel TJnger
found on Friday morning that the water was
rising In the lake as it had never risen before,
he directed, as has been related before, the
Italian laborers who were at hand to dig an
other outlet. They succeeded in making a
shallow ditch, but then encountered shale rock
which their picks could not penetrate. They
uaa no Diasung maienais,r30 mey wiaened the
outlet as much as possible. It appeared to have
very little effect upen the water which was
rapidly nearing the edge of the dam, so Colonel
Unnger sentfor a plow and had it drawn across
the dam thus throwing ut a small bank of
earth toward the water. He had long before
this caused warnings of the Imminent danger
of the dam's bursting to be sent down the val
ley. The water made short work of the fragile
fringe of earth on top of the dam. Tbo rest is
all known. It onght to be remembered that
when Colqnel TJnger tried so hard to avert the
catastrophe he was suffering from severe palpi
tation of the heart a complaint from which
he suffers much.
"I felt I ought to do everything! could and
kept at it, although my heart was jumping at a
furious rate all the time," said Colonel TJnger.
The views of such a well-known and eminent
engineer as Colonel T.P. Roberts could not but
be enlightening at this crisis, and a Dispatch
reporter Interviewed him yesterday. It is a
fact worth noting in connection with the men
tion of Colonel Roberts that the viaduct over
tbe South Fork, built for tbe Portage Railway
by his father, the late Colonel Milnor Roberts
a structure with a span of 80 feet, that has been
long famed as one of the finest pieces of ma
sonry in the country was destroyed by the
South Fork flood.
What Colonel Roberts Thinks.
"No hydraulic engineer would be sale in ven
turing opinions in regard to tho cause of tho
disaster to tne South Fork reservoir without
personal knowledge of its condition previous to
tbe accident or positive information regard
ing its dimensions, plan of construction and
tbe means provided for tbe escape of its sur
plus water. And in order to have an intelli
gent idea of the effects of its breaking, tbo
engineer would want to know its area and
storage capacity, also the drainage area of the
region tributary to it. etc,, etc Now so far as
i have oeen aoie to learn none or these facts
have been stated by those who have visited tbe
place, though I have no doubt they will be
fully developed in tbe trials before the Coro-ner.-
"As I have never visited tho place, my opin
ions just now can have but little value, but
this much, at least, can be said in a general
way, viz.: That the rainfall in tbe region tribu
tary to the reservoir must havo been entirely
"As I understand, not much. If any, more
than 23 square miles Is Included in the basin
above tho reservoir. That is an area not very
different from tbe combined areas of the cities
of Pittsburg and Allegheny, if, indeed, as
much. It would sot make moro than an ordi
nary township. '
"The dam, as I understand, was from bill to
hill, about 1,000 feet long and about 83 feet high
at the highest point. Tho pond covered abont
700 acres at least for the present I will assnmo
that to be the case. We are told, also,
that there was a waste weir at one
end 75 feet wide and 10 feet below tbe
comb or top of the dam. This weir was
ordinarily closed with a light rwire netting to
prevent fish from escaping; and I suppose
caused but a trifling impediment to the outlet
of the waters. It could not have remained in
when the pressure was at Its maximum.
-jnow we are told that witntuis weir open and
discharging freely to the utmost of its capacity
that nevertheless the pond, or, lake, rose ten
inches per hour, until finally it overflowed the
top, and, as I understand, the dam broke by be
ing eaten away at the top.
"Well, we have here the elements for very
simple calculation as to the amount of water
precipitated by tbe flood, provided these pre
mises are accurate. To raise 700 acres of water
to a height of ten feet would require abont
300.000,000 cubic feet of water, and while this
was rising the waste weir would discharge, an
enormous volume. It would be difficult to Bay
just bow much without a full knowledge of the
shape of its side walls, approaches and outlets
but if the rise required ten hours the waste
nver might have discharged perhaps 80,000,000
cubic leet. We would then have a total of
flood waters of 980,000,000 cubic feet. This
would indicate a rainfall of about eight inches
over the 25 square miles. As so much did not
appear to have fallen at the hotel and dam.lt
Is more than likely that even more, therefore
than eight Inches was precipitated In places
further up. These figures 1 hold tentatively,
bat I an jaaeh testified to bgUere tbat a otoad-
hurst must have occurred on ono of' the runs
above the reservoir.
An Immense Rise.
There is no better way to illustrate the vol
ume of water I have referred to than this. The
lake was, say Hi miles long by K mile wide,
and it rose ten feet in the manner stated.
Now that would fill tho channel of
the Ohio from bank to bank with 10 feet of
water for more than four miles and all this, it
is to be recollected, gathered in one day from
a very Insignificant pinch of territory. I shall
certainly await the development of informa
tion regarding this lamentable disaster with
me greatest interest"
Colonel Roberts also informed -the reporter
that he had learned from the Signal Service
officers in Pittsburg that the record of the rain
fall kept at the nearest point to the dam in
Johhstown only showed a fall of 23-10 inches,
whereas to produce a rise of 10 Inches an hour
in the South Fork lake nearly a foot of rain
must nave taiien witmn tne small watersnea.
As to the reports that the efficiency of the
weir was lessened by the use of screens to keep
the fish within the lake, Mr. Moorhead said
that they were light, swinging affairs of wire
which would not impede the flow of water.
On Friday morning Colonel Unyer found some
of these screens had been carried away by tho
torrent of water, and he himself cut the re
maining screens loose.
THE LADIES' BELIEF.
Over One Hundred Women Stilt At lending to
Refugees at tbo Second Presbyter
Ian Church Persons Sent to
The work of the Ladies' Relief Committee at
the Second Presbyterian Church is still going
on in a manner that to tho outsider Is Bimply
wonderful. Over 100 women have left their
homes and household cares aside, and, with rare
feelings of charity and good will, are attending
to the wants of tho Johnstown sufferers.
Yesterday morning the ladies bad their sew
ing machines brought to the church, and a
dozen more than willing people were soon at
work sewing np many tears in dresses and
ripping and renting old clothes to fit. One of
the hardest workers said vesterday: "We are
sot only going to see that these people are
properly clothed, but we shall see to it especial
ly that they do not suffer from ill-fitting gar
ments. The ladies have been hampered in their work
considerably by the crowd of sightseers who
gather in the hallway of the church for the
simple reason of gratifyingtbeirmorbld carios
ity by gazing upon the sufferers. The ladies do
not want sightseers, and only workers and suf
ferers are welcome at the church. People
Who Have No Business
there should keep away, as they are interfering
with the work. Yesterday it was found neces
sary to post pages at the door, and those hav
ing no business were not admitted. Mrs. Win.
Price is the energetic page stationed at the
front door, and has done yeoman service. No
one passes her that would hamper tho work of
Yesterday Maud' Allison, of Thirty-eighth
street, a sister of the boy who was spoken of in
yesterday's Dispatch, haunted the church all
davin quest of information of her mother, who
was visiting at Johnstown at the time of the
flood. Her mother is dead, but no one as yet
has had the courage to tell the girl.
The Bureau of Information,
which Is presided over by Mrs. Dr. jSaston, as
sisted Dy airs. Samuel iiubley -and Mrs. Dr.
Wallace, Is the department most sought after.
All day long there was a crowd of callers anx
iously inquiring for missing friends and rela
tives. It was discovered yesterday that Henry L.
Peterson and wife, of Allegheny, were missing.
This fact was learned from friends who were at
the church making inquiries about them, and
who state that Mr. Peterson and his wife were
either on the train that was destroyed or else
were stopping at a hotel In Johnstown. They
have not been heard from, and it is feared that
they are among the victims of the disaster.
People Cared For.
The people cared for by the ladies' society
yesterday and either sent to their destinations
or provided with shelter here were:
Mr. and Mrs. Glace, who were sent to Alliance,
O. : Mrs. 3. C Trawatha, tent to Benwood, W.Va. ;
J. F. C. berhardt, Charles and Andrew Hecker,
cent to Un tier. Pa. ; William Fleldhanr, sent to
Philadelphia; Mrs. and Miss Hecker. sent to But
ler county: Mrs. Ureble and three children, sent
to Cleveland. O ; Mr. and Mrs. Seymour and tiro
children, sent to Canada: Mr. and Mrs. -Fred
Kline, sent to Wheeling, W. Va.: Effle Slebert,
Fanny Harmony, sent to Sblppleyshnrg, Pa.;
Mrs. Sophia Hlnkleland three children, Mrs. Kate
Ilasllne-. Georae tvetAt&ln. Henrr- T?n..e sent tn
Akron, O.; T.li. Cunzaudboy, M. Sherman, sent
to Altoona; H. Ainonfski and two children, sent
to At toon a, fa.; Emma Bnssell. (colored), Alex
ander Gelfand, John and Alice Ross, sent to Can
ton, O.; Mr. and Mrs. Bowman, Bev.H. Velth,
Mrs. Slebert and two children, going to Germany:
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Kearg and four children, Min
nie, Bosa, Magpie and Katy Wilt.
Many packages of clothing, bedding, etc.,
were received at the church during tho day.
Thomas Seigh and wife who were published
as among the missing were reported to the la
dies society as being saved and are with friends
In this city.
TO THE UPPE CEILING.
Hoiv Airs. Cooper Was Driven TJpstnlrs, to
a Bed That Floated.
Mrs. Cooper bad a thrilling experience escap
ing from the waters. Her husband, Dr. Cooper,
saw the waters coming down the valley like a
big mountain and cried out to his family to rah
to the new part of the house, there having been
a brick addition made lately, as he thought it
would withstand the rush of the waters better
than tbe wooden portion. Fortunately they
did not reach the brick portion, the rapidly rhv
lng water cutting off the only door leading to
it, and they had to flee to the upper story.
Even there the water rose Inch by inch until
Mrs. Cooper had to take to the bed to escape.
As the water rose it bore the bed higher and
higher until it was within a foot or soot the
celling. Here Mrs. Cooper found it very diffi
cult to breathe, and would doubtless have
smothered or been crushed to death "between
the bed and ceiling by the rising water, had not
tbe roof parted.
The water floated the bed up even with the
roof when the house gave way and floated
down with the flood. The bed floated down
with the roof to the stone bridge where, with
some difficulty, Mrs. Cooper was rescued. Dr.
Cooper climbed to the roof through a trap
door and was knocked off by wreckage, but
was rescued farther down the river.
TOUCHED THE1E CONSCIENCE.
An Artistic Picture Causes Barglnrsjo
'Leave Their PInnder Behind. '
A curious series of events occurred In the
house of John Moreland, one of the city elec
tricians, on Bluff street, Wednesday evening.
In the evening several neighbors had gathered
in the parlor and indulged inatemperance talk
which was illustrated by sketches by Mr.
Bryant. The last picture was one of a little
boy leaving homo and the same boy later on
with a bottle of whisky in his pocket After
the guests were gone and all were asleep burg
lars entered, and after ransacking the house of
money. Jewels, silver, etc. carried theirnlnnder
into the parlor, where the picture caught their
Thursday moraine the cictnm of thn llttio
boy was found with a cigar In bis month and a
handkerchief bandage over his eye. The addi
tional work was well done. Under the picture
was written: -"There Is the history of Blinkey
Morgan." The plnnder was found in the mid
dle of the floor with a placard on it reading:
"Wo would not take anything from you."
The Amounts In Cash Received Yesterday
for Flood Sufferers.
Following is the result of Tms Dispatch
collections for tbe flood sufferers:
Amount handed WilliamR. Thompson,
Treasurer of tbe Johnstown Relief
."S-'rV- V H705 20
Acknowledged, June 4 SS5 41
Acknowledged, June 5 1,333 m
Received up to 6 p.m. June 6, subscriptions
Jas. Q. Hay
Guests of Avery
Mrs. B. McNa
mara Salesmen's As
sembly, 4907 K.
Total so far
den Steel W'ks
(add'n f 250 00
H. L. .Krensler. 10 00
E. E. Council,
JJo. 14, faover
clgns ur in
dustry......... 25 00
Laundry 15 00
Total (274 50
Tbo Executive Committee Sending Car
Loads of Provisions Cash Gifts.
TherworkontheSouthslde in behalf of the
Johnstown snfferers was continued yesterday;
The Executive Committee sent another car of
provisions over the Baltimore and Ohio Bail
road and quite a large number -of contribu
tions were received. The committee desire it
to be known that provisions and supplies may
be left at tho market bouse and cash contri
butions may be left with Alderman Succop,
1408 Carson street. Last night Acme Council
No. 21S, Jr. O. IT. A. M., voted 100 to tbe fund.
There will be an entertainment ia Soatbefde
Turners' Sail to-morrow eyefclBgfr tbe bese-
Sufferers Absolutely Crazed
by Grief Over Thejr Losses.
CRIES IN A HOSPITAL.
Three Deaths at Mercy Yesterday, Out of
Thirty Survivors More Sick andlnjnrod
Brought to tbe City Last Night ns Well
af Refugees from the Devastation.
Although hardened by a succession of scenes
since the flood that would fairly make the blood
of any brave man coagulate, the scenes which
were witnessed by a Dispatch reporter at
Mercy Hospital last night caused the tears to
come unbidden and caused a thrill and shiver
to pass over him as if the angel of death had
suddenly drawn aside the portals and given him
a glance of death, yet life, but with all its
Thirty patients had been received by the
hospital and 20 still remained. As a favor to
The DisrATCH, Sister Superior Magdalene
took him through the wards. The rooms were
dimly lighted, which added to tbe gloom of the
Had Jnst Died.
Mrs. Julia Brady bad just died before the re
porter's visit, leaving a 15-year-old daughter
sobbing with grief. In a bed In the middle of
one ward was Mr. George Slich, his
life fast ebbing away. By his side
sat bis wife. Ho had been sick and she had
held him on to a roof 15 hours, but his days
Nearby was an old lady, ner silver naii;
spread on the pillow and her lips clinched to
keep back a cry of pain from the heart as
well as body her all was gone.
Praying for Death.
Hark! what was that! "Oh God, oh Lord!
Why did you do it? Let me die; I must; I
must." It came from a room in the basement.
His name was Albert Ross; his wife, babv son
and daughter were swept away. Is it a wonder
that nature gave up the strain and left reason
dethroned, a body without a soulf
Another her name was Betsie Foster, noth
ing more was known of her, was demented.
She'tnust have bad a father, mother.brother or
"Oh, Dick, is that youT" came from a man
raised on his elbow, but the reporter passed on.
"Her mother is dead," "her father is gone,"
"shocked," "conclusion," and so the explana
tions went on.
Rescued Only to Die.
One man, Mr. John Horan, fought and
prayed for bis wife's life. She was rescued
only to die in the hospital. He went back to
Johnstown a broken man. Two others died,
and their names are given below with the
others cared for by the hospital:
Mrs. Sarah Young, contusion and wound of
Koso Young, prostratea.
Benton Boenlg, typhoid pneumonia; serious.
Be&sle Foster, Dartlally demented.
Mrs. Margaret Donnely, pleurisy and fractured
Miss Eeslah Vance, exposure.
Mr. George Slick, congestion of the brain and
pneumonia, probably die.
Mrs George Slick, contusion and shock.
Nannie Secrlst. exposure, removed to friends.
Mary E. Frederick, daughter or Mrs. Ann Fred
erick, whOdled Wednesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Weaver and eight children; the
latter 6cnt to St. Paul's Orphan Asylum.
Sarah Brady, 13 years old, exposure; mother
died in hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Muller, exposure.
Mrs. Ann Sweeny, old lady of 85, exposure.
Mrs. Kate Hlues, exposure.
Albert Kose, demented from loss.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller, exposure.
Mrs. Julia Brady died last evening of pneu
monia. Mrs. Ann Frederlch died Wednesday evening.
Mrs. John Horan, died yesterday morning ex
posure. Others Injured Arrive.
AB.AO. train which came inatU:I5brought
12 more wounded and some sufferers. The fol
lowing is the list and where they were taken:
Mrs. A. W. Uxnard, two children. 10 days and
14 months old respectively Mercy Hospital.
Marv E. Cannon and Mrs. McPherson. two
om laaies airs. u. w. uanagn, zwirenn avenne,
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Wilson with Mr. Wilson'.
mother, an old lady Mrs. A. M. Foy's home.
Mrs. Mary Tice, bruised and prostrated West
Mrs. K. Nsgle, prostrated West Penn Hos
Mrs. Daily, a widow, demented from the loss of
her son Mercy Hospital.
Alex Becky, leg crashed, amputation necessary
Salom e Blershenk Mercy Hospital.
MaKnie Louis, 15 years old, an orphan Mercy
In Other Hospltnls.
The following are those cared for at the other
hospitals, not including those that came in last
night, given above. At tbo Homeopathic:
Jennie Holt, contnsion.
William Bchofensteln, bruised.
Charles Magic, foot badly crushed.
TTarrv Hoffman, nrnised.
John Frecce and son and S. V. Cooper, taken
away by friends.
At West Penn
Forrest Fewman, fractured leg.
Bonbelm Fewman. contusion.
Harley Kecd, lacerated hand.
James Gillespie, contusion.
A.-J. Lick, sick berore flood.
Elizabeth Walker, dropsy.
Elizabeth Edgewood, pneumonia.
At Allegheny General
"William Singleton, sick before flood.
Boss Donson, contnslons.
Mary , about 25, serious injuries.
. ' Arrived at Midnight.
At 12 o'clock last night the f ollowingref ugees
from Johnstown arrived in this city over the
Pennsylvania Railroad, and were cared for by
tbe Ladies' Relief Committee:
James Kennedy, has friends here; E. rJ.
Bole and three children; Mrs. Olive
Bole and son, sent to Allegheny General
Hospital: Mrs.: John Weir; Mrs. J. A. McMil
lan and five children, senttofriendsjn Allegheny
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sanghort and Terry Junir
going to Oregon; Mrs. Wilson (colored), going to
Cincinnati; Mrs. E. Laantz, sent to
friends on Superior street, Allezheny
August Bahra, going to Bellalre, Ohio:
Mrs. John K. Gockley, Bellalre, O.; Mrs. Am
bach, going to .Newark, H. J.; SenorH. Farias,
of Mexico, was on tbe wrecked train; Mrs. Bobert
A. Perkins, going to Cincinnati; Mrs. .Mary
Lavhe. rolnetolndlananolls: Mr. and Mrs ir
Helsel, McKeesport; Charles -Bracken, James
S. A. Duncan, Chairman of the Hospital Com
mittee at Johnstown, telegraphed John Camp
bell, Manager of the Postal Telegraph Com
pany, yesterday, that 30 people, mosty women
and children, will be sent to tbe city to-day for
medical treatment, and asked that suitable
preparations be made. Everything will be in
readiness when they arrive.
. THE COEFINS SENT.
Pittsburg Casket manufacturers and Un.
dcriakcrs Took Abont 3,000 to tho
Flooded District Those From
Mr. Douglass, general manager in Hamilton.
Lemmcn, Arnold & Co.'s casket warehouse,
said yesterday that tbe company bad sent 3,000
coffins in all to Johnstown. This includes 800
sent by Undertaker Bamson. Murphy & Co.
have sent S00, and W.H. Devore has sent 10 or
15. A few other undertakers havo sent small
numbers. Several undertakers who have been
on tbe ground say that not over 3,600 coffins
havo been sent from Pittsburg.
Said one undertaker: "Some few coffins that
were in stock were sent from Latrobe and
Greensnurg and a few other small places.
Some were recovered from the ruins at Johns
town, but wben tbe final count comes, it will be
found that less coffins were needed than was
supposed. This would not give a clear idea of
the dead so far, as no one knows how many
HVU10 UM.W WbbU WU.U. u WUW ).. Ua UCUI19,
"It Is my opinion that the loss of Ufa fan
good deal less than reported. Senator Up-
peiuiau, niui ouuio uwsia, nu vuummg Up
the entire polling list of tbe Conemaugb Val
ley last night. As they figured It, the loss of
life will not go much above 4,500. As I under
stand it, there was hardly any loss of life at
Nineveh, Kerinville or Morrellville. It was
all above in Cambria City and Johnstown. In
making tbe estimate Mr. Upperman counted
each male voter, and allowed five to each one,
and then from the number of survivors re
ported and estimated proportion of the popula
tion lost arrived at his conclusion. However
nothing but the final count will tell the actual
Tbe Life Insurance Xoss Folly 81,580,960.
Tbe question of insurance is now becoming a
serious one with the different life insurance
companies. An agent of one of the companies
yesterday estimated that the amount to be paid
in beneficiaries will be close'to $1,500,000. Many
complications and much litigation are sure to
follow, as the cosmaaies will reaulre nroof of
the death, and where whole faUes are lost It
Goncrously Given by the Owners to
Bodies In the Allegheny.
The firm of Horner & Roberts yesterday
tendered to Sheriff McCandless the use of tbe
steamboat W. Q. Horner, with a full crew, to
patrol the Allegheny river in the search for
-bodies. The offer was accepted with thanks,
and the Sheriff placed Captain John Doyle in
command. Captain Doyle secured a corps of
assistants last night and at 4 o' clocks this (Fri
day) morning the Homer left tbef oot of Ferry
The boat will go up the river as far as the
mouth of the Kisklminetas. and as the bodies
will commence to come to tbe surface to-day
and to-morrow her mission is expected to b
successful. Horner & Roberts give the use of
tbe boat and her crew without charge as long
as sue can do used to any advantage, xuis
donation amounts to considerable, as it will
cost several hundred dollars a week to run the
boat in wages alone.
From Alloona Last Night After a Long,
The following list of belated passengers ar
rived over the West Penn road last night from
Altoona. While detained in Altoona they
were entertained by the company free of charge
and every means taken to start them again on
their journey with as little annoyance as pos
sible. Mrs. C. C. Bacon, Elyrla, O.; J. L. Vine, Pitts
burg; Mrs. C. Martin and Mrs. A. Martin, Naza
reth, Fa,: 1. U. Hlkok and wife and M. G.
Brewer and wire, Cleveland, K".; Mrs. J. Bur
gess. Cleveland, O.: JE. JL. Shropshire,
Comanche, Tex.; Mrs; C. H. .Lefferts, Man
illa, Iowa: fonr Chinamen from San Francisco
for Mew lore; Mrs. S. A.Wllion, North Am
herst O.: H. F. More;, Toledo. 0.;P. A. El
reife, Whitney, Kan.: G. W. Johnston, Seattle,
Wash. T.: Carrie Barber, Manilla, Iowa; Marly
Thompson. Pittsburg; H. Fan-as, Mexico; Mary
Lewis Taylor, Indianapolis, lnd.: Chas. Heersen,
Oshkosb. Wis.; C. Heyward, Cleveland, O.; C.
C Converse and wife, Erie, Fa.; E. L. Nagle,
Ohio: Isaac Hicks, Cleveland: Mrs. A. H. Haines,
Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Nelson, Honesdale, 111.
MOSAIC OP THE SEYENTH DAT.
Bright Settings of Working nnd Giving min
gled With Darker Ones of Less. '
KEV. Adolf Ebeet reports S123 given by
bis church, the Mt. Washington Lutheran.
John Jerome Roonet, of New York City,
has sent $2 to The Dispatch Relief Fund.
Two tool chests, supposed to be from Johns
town, were found in the Allegheny at Herr's
The American Mechanics subscription fund
now amounts to S3, 000, and will increase greatly
beforo tbe week is over.
Habbt. Sadie and Master Herlie Redick, of
Johnstown, were saved, and are now with
friends in Lawrencerille.
The Price Baking Powder Company, of
Chicago, and its employes, have sent $312 50 to
The Dispatch Relief Fund.
To Controller Morrow and Engineer Blgelow
the granting of transportation has been as
signed by the Relief Committee.
Mails are arriving from the East. Phila
delphia papers, dated last Friday, arrived with
those of Wednesday in yesterday's mail.
Samuel Haeoeave, of Johnstown, lost S3
out of 27 relations. Mr. Fred Krebs had 32
relatives in the city, every one of whom was
AT the regular meeting of the Barbers
Onion, at their hall, Ko. 102 Fourth avenue,
lastnight,100was donated to the Johnstown
A trunk filled with clothing taken from the
Allegheny "river to City Hall, after being
washed was found to be marked John McKenna,
The' Dispatch has received from Post
master N. G. Elliot a postal order for S14 50,
representing tbe contributions of some of
Mayville's citizens to the relief fund.
Mr. Bioelow, Chief of the Department of
Public Works, has sent his engineer corps to
Johnstown under Mr. Frank Swartz. They are
needed to give directions to -workmen.
AT a meeting of Allegheny Council No. 23,
Daughters of Liberty, held last night at their
hall, $50 was donated toward relieving the dis
tressed members of the order at Johnstown.
There win be a meeting of the Pittsburg
traveling men in the parlors of the Hotel An
derson Saturday at 3 p. jr., to take action on
the death of Jack Little, who was drowned at
The wife of John Thomas was buried in
Sharpsburg on Wednesday; She-and her three
children were drowned at Johnstown, whither
they removed but three weeks ago to establish
a boarding house.
Citizens of the Thirty-sixth -ward realized
$500 Wednesday night from an entertainment
at the rink. They will give a second entertain
ment for tbe benefit of tbe sufferers at the
same place Saturday night, .
The first batch of police sent from this city
to Johnstown returned yesterday morning con
siderably tuckered out. Assistant Superin
tendent O'Mara remained to place the relief
corps where it could do most good.
Kev. F. B. Cunz, who was teacher of Ger
man in the public schools ot Johnstown, asks
that anyone who can give him positive informa
tion as to the fate of bis wife, forward the
bamu utt uiico vu j.u.ta xiarAXUll onice.
Major Denniston reports as added to the
Grand Army fund of 762, 8100 from Post 188, ot
Allegheny; $25 from Post 111, of Elizabeth; $118
from Post 126, of Canonsburr; 510 from Alder
man Carlisle and $5 from Y. H. Lambert.
John J. Devlin died at Johnstown yester
day In consequence of exposure to the flood.
He was B2 years of age and a pioneer citizen of
Johnstown, where he hadresided 65 years. The
Rev. D..J. Devlin, of Hazelwood, is his son.
James P. Stewart, Assistant City Assessor
ot Allegheny, one of the passengers on the
day express on the day of the flood. Is all right.
His daughter has received a letter and be was
seen by Mr. James A. Grier at Altoona yester
day. A prominent mason of this city last nlgnt
received a telegram from Detroit, directing
him to draw on the Masonic fraternities of that
city for $50, for the benefit of tbe sufferers.
The telegram was signed K. A. and F. S. Arm
strong. There being no place in Hazelwood where
subscriptions for the Johnstown sufferers can
be received, the Hazelwood Engine Company
give notice that they will receive all subscrip
tions of cash, clothing, provisions, eta, and for
ward them to the proper parties.
The Butchers' Association met In Old City
Hall last night and voted $100 to the Johns
town snfferers. A Committee headed tiTTCm
Boder as President; J. F. Beilstein, Treasurer,
and Charles Richardson, Secretary, was ap
pointed to raise money among the butchers.
The employes of the Morgan Engineering
Company, of Alliance, O., sent $517 in cash to
Johnstown last night. Alliance sent the car
load of provisions that was the first to reach
Johnstown from Ohio. In all the little city has
given $1,500 in cash and three carloads of sup
plies. The Jr. O. TJ. A. M. sent their third carload
to Johnstown last night. Their fourth leaves
Glenwood at C.30 this evening. Bedding and
provisions are most needed, and members of
the order or others can leave contributions at
the American office, 500 Smlthfleld street, to
day. J. A. Gottlden ,e" for Johnstown last night
to look up the death losses ot the Penn Mutual
Company, of Philadelphia. The company ex
pect to loss $50,000 at least. Jn behalf ot tho
Emerald Beneficial Association, Mr. Goulden
will distribute. a large sum among the suf
One of the gentlemen engaged in packing
Johnstown goods at Old City Hall suffered an
odd mishap yesterday. He had laid aside his
coat that be might work better,' and one of his
zealous co-laborers picked up the garment, put
it in a box, and last night the coat was started
Mrs. Charles Terhetden, Mrs. 8. Over
beck and Mrs. Stegerr and daughter, of this
city, who were reported missing, have arrived
home. They started from Baltimore vFriday
morning, but were delayed at Altoona and d;d
not get home until yesterday, after a drive of
A practical worker among the sufferers
writes to The Dispatch asking that contribu
tors of clothing be advised to put in their
bundles some much needed articles that have
been overlooked. He mentions combs, hair
pins, shoe bnttoners, black and white thread,
coarse needles, pins and a few sheets of paper
enclosed in stamped envelopes.
Robert Smith, aged 32 years, employed as
a roller by the Cambria Iron Works at Johns
town, was caught by the flood and exposed in
the water for 18 hours. Ho was sent down on
the Baltimore and Ohio train yesterday morn
ing, and was taken off at Soho station and re
moved to the homo of his mother. No. 489 Tus
tin street. He is injured abont the legs and
feet, and has also a severe cold.
Timid holders of Cambria stock dumped
their shares upon the market Tuesday. The
stock, which for years has been out of tbe
market and generally accepted as worth abont
125. was listed and sold as low as 73. Until yes
terday it remained dormant; About noon it
suddenly beeameactive. .Nervy operators were
bayhsj: eagerly It rote to 99, aw( te-daj it e-x-
LONG LISTSJ3F CASH
Nearly $80,000 More Re
ceived by Treasurer
THE CITY STILL LEADS.
The Entlro Sam So Far Paid In About
8300,000-Every Section of tho Conn
try Keeps Up the Generous Rivalry In
Contributing of Savings to Help Penn
Treasurer W.R. Thompson at midnight said
he bad received $260,768 99 for Johnstown, in
cash. Of this $150,000 came from Pittsburg.
The receipts yesterday were1 578,219 18 and came
from the following sources:
Fifth ward school, Alle-St. Phllomena's B. a
gneny. tiz: 84. Church, (123 33.
Crestline, O., 891 23. McCIure Avenue Presby-
Fflnget, Doesnoefer & terlan Church, Alle-
Co.. Louisville, ?100. gbeny, $5S 61.
Band of . Hope, South Karns City. Pa., ?T0 50.
Chicago, (10. Cashier's window fltts-
Wylle Avenue A. M. bnrg postoffice. ill! OS.
Church, (15 75. . Versailles Social Club,
first cnurcn bpintuai- soutnside, sajus.
Ists, S107 70. Citizens, Shrcvo,
Latter Day Saints, siss.
Ge: mania Lelderkranz,
C. M. Snyder, .
U. 41. Parkkili; Coun
cil S. of I., $25.
John Dofflnl, Si.
Captain John Bodgers,
B. T. Jennings, $100.
Frank Dclaney, $10.
Charles A. Brown. rL
unEnown, f-i vs.
B.V. 'XnOKS, ci,
Thomas Verman, SI.
WestEllzabeth and crew,
Dr. Cable, $5.
A. V. llupont, Louis
J. Strassburger, $25.
Ur. V. C. bhaw, $25.
Eighth U. P. Church, 840-
Mrs. H. K. Porter. $100.
St. Stephen's Church, Se-
t. Stephen's cnt
wlckley, $230 25,
Pittsburg Post era-
ploves, $51 24.
PIttsburtr Lod?e B.P. O. Confluence. 114
Elks. SHI. James U. Lamble, $100.
John G.Stephenson, $500. BodefSholen Congreea
Bellef Committee. Cnlca- tlon. Eighth street, $200.
go (additional), $5,000. Second collection by In
Madison, lnd., $554. dlanapolls Journal, $500
WaslilnjitonFlreCompa-Collectlon by Mayor
ny I.0.2, Madlson,Ind., Pearson, Allegheny,
St Mary's Slercy Church, Bev. M.M.Sheedy, $25.
$50. Allegheny Gymnastic
Belief Committee of Chi- Club. $200.
cago (addltlonal)flu, 000 Employes Pacific Kail
Citizensof Detroit, S.5, 000. Mill, San Francisco, $100.
Citizens of Lanslngburg, Eben Barton, Lansing-
N. Y.. 8100. burg. N.Y.,$25.
Thomas Brooks. Lansing-Jamestown, N.Y..t7305.
uurg. fi.a., 93. xonara &aon,.Lracoraij,
German American Ins. E. B. JacobI,
vo siuu. Dae, S5.
T. 1. Balbnt, Brooklyn, Bradford, Pa., per V.
H. Y., $25. Whltestone. 50.
Dixon, Woods & Co., Officers and clerks First
$100. National Bank of
Aspen, Col., (130. Brooklyn, M. Y.. $334.
Hennepin avc. M. E. H. A. Wolf &Son, ISO.
Church of Minneapolis, A KUnardllnger. $25.
$128. L. C. McCnllougb, exec-
Snyder, AbeU & Co., utrtr, $25.
" 100. -Writer Bros., $50.
A. Bertolott, $30. D. P. O'Donghcrty, $30.
x. Aauermau, u. utio UTey, foil.
v. snmsiein, sju. u. h. n
Bennett So Bra.,
v. 11. uoimes A sons, $100.
$100. Win. J. Friday, $100.
F. Andrlessen. $50. M. E. Pollard, admlnls-
J03. S. Flnchi Co., $230. tratrlx, $50.
Sandy HID, N.Y.,perC. Employes W. A. Baeder
F. Beach, $350. Glue Company, $212 47.
Arbnckles & Co., addl- Frank Banmann, Glcn-
tlonal, $100. field, $13.
National InsnranceCom-F. G. Belneman, $10.
pany. $100. Dnke Center, per J. C.
Merchants' Exchange, Mills, $110.
St. Louis, Mo., $3,030. Employes II. C. Frlck
J. U. Beed & Co., $43. Coke Co.. $2,105 13.
J.D.HufimannBro.,$13.A. KaldaUar. $43.
Urban & Smith, $13. I). McUermott & Co., $43.
J.-B. Fish Co.. $43. K. McCall A Co., $43.
B. S.Frauerman & Bro., C. McCaully, $43.
Briegs, Drum Bark, Bank ofPlttsbnrg, $1,000
$43. Youngstown, O., addl-
New York Coffee Ex- tlonal, $1,000.
change, $3,500. Canton. O., additional,
Wooster.O., additional, $936 74.
$400. Columbians. O., $12.
Citizens of Lexington, Citizens of ConnersvUle,
liy., $1,000. lnd., $135.
M. E. Church. Glrard, Baptist Church. Glrard,
111.. $8. ifl., $3.
Collected by Indlanapo- 11. a. Smith. $100.
11s rfuwmiK, eouu. xunpioyes ijonneusTiite
Employes Blssel & Co , Coal , and Iron Com-
?W 75. panA"$420 85..
Consolidated Gas Co., John B. Jackson. $500.
$250. Fellclan Slataper. $50.
First German Evangel-Western Ins. Co., $150.
leal Lutheran Church, Georce W. Hoffman,Mo
$293 5a blestown. Pa 15.
W. S. Kuhn, $100. Col. J. M.j5cboonmaKer,
David Whltestone, Brad- $300.
ford. Pa., $30. J. C. Kober, $15.
Fireman's Fnnd lnsur-W. C. Magee, $25.
ance Co., Sau Fran-Central Bank $100.
clsco, $110. Marine Nattlonal Bank,
Edwards Kenned v. $30. SI 00.
Worklngmen's SavlngsKeystone Bank. $150.
Bank, $100. Commercial National
Fourth National Bank, Bank, $250.
$230. Citizens' National Bank,
West End Savings Bank, $300. '
$100. B. Patrick & Co. 's bank,
First National Bank, $100.
Chicago, $750. Merchants' Loan and
Commercial National Trust Co., Chicago,
Bank. Chicago, $300. $750.
Chicago National Bank, national Bank of 1111-
Chlcago, $300. nols, Chicago, $300.
Northwestern NatlonalUnlon National Bank,
Bank, Chicago, $50. Chicago, $500.
Continental kNationaIMetropolftan National
Bank, Chicago. $300. Bank, Chicago. $300.
Illinois Trust and Savings American Exchange
Bank, Chicago. $300. National Bank, Chi
Bide and Leather Na- cazo. $2oa
tlonal Bank, Chicago, Herman SchoSer 4 Co.,
$150. Chicago. $150.
Atlas National Bank; Chl-N. W. Harris & Co.,
cago. $100. Chicago, $100.
Lozans Silverman, Chi-Park National Bank,
Chicago. $100. Chicago. $100.
Fort Dearborn National Hibernian Banking As
Dank, $100. soclatlon, . Chicago,
Home National Bank, Prairie State National
Chicago, tlOO. Bank. Chicago. $100F
International Bank, Chi- D. A. Kean & Cr. Chi
cago, $100. cago. $30.
Telsenthal, Gross & Mil-Leopold Moyer Sons,,
ler, Chicago, $50. Chicago, $50.
John Baehler, Chlcaco, TVormansdorf & Hlse
$30. man, Chicago, $25.
Peterson Bay, $!5. John W. Haney Co.,
Freedom and St. Clair $100.
Boroughs. $156. Eliza W. Woolslayer,
Jas.Lee Co., N.Y.,$100. $100.
William A. Herron Thlrd Presbyterian
Sons, $30. Church, Pittsburg,
Third Presbyterian $50335.
ChurchHeartandHandThomasK. Morris, $5
society, wi ia. xingojiancK, aiu.
Third Presbyterian aharles T. Wagner, $25.
Church Junior MIsslonYonng Men's Hebrew
Band, $1470. Association, $30.
Pittsburg fenny Prut, James UcGregor. $100.
additional, $200. First U.P. Churcn,Pitts-
Slxth ward public burg, $22058.
schools, Allegheny, tlOO.Boardo 1 Trade and citl
Employes of liucy Fur- zens, Geneva, N. Y.,
nace. $270. $200.
Bellevernon. Pa., ad-Citlzens of Minerva, O.,
dltlonal, $33. 233 25.
C J. Gordon. Alpha, O., S2. Citizens of Columbiana,
David M. Klnzer. $10. O., (10379.
Charles Hazlctt, $1. Bev. A. J. Rich. $10.
GermanLutheranChurch, Hackett Morris. $20.
Bev. Sharer, $3. Bev. O. O. Wlrard.Erie,
Omaha Lodge. Elks, $100. Pa.,$l.
S. M. Bowe, (10. H. L. inn lap, $50.
Cash, $10. Cash, $10.
Dlxmont Hospital. $160. Employes of Hlllard,
Oakland M. E. Church, Sterrett & Co., $50.
$50. G. Hafraelster. $5.
J. W. Morrison, $15. Marv Morrison, $1.
G. S., $20. u. p. Church, Browns-
James Morton. $100. ville, $1503.
Cash from Bradford.$404. School or First ward.
School of Fourth ward, Allegheny, $3320.
Allegheny, $45. Pittsburg postoffice em-
First ward school, Alio- ployes, rios 50.
gheny, $115 04. Second M. p. Church,
First M. P. Church Sun- Pittsburg, by X. B.
day school, Allegheny, Evans, $44 04.
$71 58. James M. E. Church,
Second ward school No. 3, Creighton, Pa., $32 50.
foo oo.- norm avenue scnooi,
Tenth ward school, Alle- second ward, Alle
gheny, $21 30. gheny, $16 00.
Northavenncschool, AI-Allemanla Flro Insut
Icgheny. $60 57. snrncc Co., J10O.
German Fire insurance St. Stephen's Episcopal
Co., $200. Church, Wilkesbarre,
Citizens of Tonawanda $375.
and North Tonawanda, Hlllard, Sterrett Co.,
N. ., $520. $100.
Citizens of Nashville, O. C. narmony, MaU
Tenn.. $160.25, toon. 111., $5.
Employes or the McCon-Parkcr City, Pa., $130.88.
way Torley Co., ad- Star Publishing Com
dltional, (10. pany. Glenn's Falls, N.
Flora Lodge. Bebekah Y., $133.87.
Degree, Cocbranton, New Castle, Pa., second
Pa., $18. Installment. $1,000.
Bellalre, O., $1,000. Board of Trade, Geneva,
Glrard. Pa.. &7.2S. N. Y- S250.
Presbyterian Church, Gl-Employes of Paper
rard Depot, $5.
Navlor & Co.. f l.mo. town. II.. ML
Merchants Exchange, Citizens .Franklin, fa.)
Buffalo. N. Y.. S1.00O- irtrtltlnn. S410.
I. Citizens of Aurora, HI., Cbas.KIrmcl.Kt. Wayne,
VI, WU. S3.,.
Citizens of Buffalo, Citizens of Buffalo.
through Exprett, 750. throueh Commercial
Citizens or Buffalo. Advertiser, fl.OOO.
through .Mayor Becker, John Honey, ?1M.
P.00O. Employes of Mcintosh,
Ecaire Foundryand Ma- Hemphill Jt Co , S300.
chine Co., tlOO. Employes of Totten &
Employes of McConway iIo, SM U.
r&Torley Co., 23a 25. Mohican Lodge, I. O. O.
Plttshurg Mfg. Co.. f 100. F., Ashland, (.. 3.
Epplng, Carpenter & Co., Totten tilopg. (100.
Hi. W. H. Hamilton s CO.,
Employes ofW.H.Ham- S103.
ilton & Co . 37. Milwaukee Lodge Elks,
Bishop BoydVlncent,S50. tlOO.
Ueo. Boilings and em-Bloomfleld LelderTafel,
ployes, S. $30.
Addlcr, Kodelheim & South Plttsbure Planing
, CO..H00. Mill Company. S10O.
Mrs. Mary E. McKen- United Brethren Sunday
.nan, Brownsville. fW. Kchool, Jnavarre,JO.,
Fowler Union Sunday J-111 75.
fchooLFoxbury. as, Netfeannock PresByte
BeartaadHaMdeetetr, - rian Church, Winning-
Third Pret&ytertsa too. Fa.. WW '
Iidlctlon ofPonnsyVE. B.Taylor, 2S.
vanla, throafftr W. K. Mary L. Crossan. SflJ.
Ford. O. M. W..S1.0CO. Employes Wcstlnghoose
J. A. McNally, tlOO. Airbrake Company,
W. C. Wlneblddle. $M. $826 .
Lindsay & McCutcheon, John B. Sberran, Dnloa
MOO. Stock Yards and Tran-
Klttannlng. Pa. (addl- sit Company, Chicago,
tlonal). S3M C 11,000.
M.B.Hnydam Co., EDO. Lotus Club, Southslde,
J.Xlee&Co., pOO. Coal Valley M. E.
Monongahela il r.i e k- Church, !S 41.
works, 8. Kocky Point. $11 It,
Collections per J- M. A.L.BntIer. Chicago, pJ
Miller. $31 80. Maul & Urote, $100.
Sherman. Marr & Hlg- Oeo. W.Dean 3c Co., 3.
gins, Chicago, 100. Champion Hunting and
Jas.Lee 4 Co., N. Y.,by FlshlngClub. All'y.NS.
James A. Chambers, John Clnley byJJ. Bob-
People of West Eliza-Mrs. James A. McCrea,
beth. fW 40. Philadelphia, KO.
J. E. Pollock. Greenup, Joseph Wood. $50.
Ky by Cavitt & Pol-T. hT Given. $100.
Mayor.of Erie to C. J. Clarke, for distribution,
17 larffe cases of elothlnr-
UnloQTrnstCo.,Calcago, Clarence J.
W. Balnesworth, $50.
Snfferers of tho Great Flood,
For yonr special benefit (and also for those!
purchasing for the sufferers) we have inau
gurated a special donation sale, although
'we have already done our share in con
tributing indirectly, we are now anxious
and willing to benefit the sufferers directly
by giving such articles as they may need at
first cost. A great many families have lost
their all, and this is a rare opportunity for
charitably disposed persons to relieve a
great many with a comparatively small out
lay of monev. Come early and avoid the
rush. Busy Bee Hive, cor. Sixthandliiberty.
Lace Flouncings and Dbapebt
Nets We will open on Monday, the 3d
inst., the most attractive line of these desir
able fabrics shown this season. Flouncings
in Chantilly and Guipure Lace and Fish,
Russian and Drapery Nets. All prices
from $1 a yard upward.
MWFSU HUOUS & HACKE.
What the Public Likes.
Whitmyre & Co. arc meeting with an
amonnt of success that daily increases in
their efforts 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 use. "Iron
City Brand" has come to stay and the pub
lic takes kindly to that class of goods which
shows for itself what it is made of and how
a trial brings out its excellencies.
Fare Bye Whisky.
1852 XXX, full quart 52 00
1870 XXX, choice old cabinet 1 50
Choice old Gibson 2 00
Ouckenheimer pare rye 1 00
XXXX old Monongahela 100
AVM. J. JfBlDAY, 633 Smithlield st.
Claret, Shine Wines, Etc
I have the most complete line of claret,
llhine, Hosel, Santera e, Bergnndy, Hunga
rian and .Madeira wines; full quarts, case
or gallon. Wm. J. Fbidat,
WFSa , 633 Smithfield st.
Elegant cabinet photos, any style, 1 SO
per doz. Panel picture with each doz. cabi
nets. Lies' Fopulab Galleby, 10 and 12
Sixth st. sbmwt
Silk warp Henriettas at 75c note the
width, 38 inches. Bocgs & Buhl.
Chaxlis In these desirable fabrics we
are showing the handsomest line offered
this season; best grades at 25c and 50o a
yard. HUGUS & HACKE.
Wm. J. I'biday's "Marie" brand of
Havana cigars are the finest in this market;
3 for 25c. 633 Smithfield st. wfsu
The news "from Johnstown re
ceived after the regular hour for
going to presa will probably -warrant
the making of an 8 o'clock
edition of THE DISPATCH this
morning and for several days fol
lowing. Agents who desire a supply of,
these extras must telegraph or
telephone their orders before 8
o'clock for to-day, or mail them in
good time for to-morrow, as none
of the 8 o'clock edition will be sent
out of the city without orders from
THE DISPATCH PUB. CO.
ONLY 25 CENTS.
AT PRICES TO PLEASE EVERYONE,
50c, 62c, 75c, S7c H, H 25, f 1 50 fl 75, J3. 2 25,
(2 60, S2 75, 13, J3 25. $3 50, $3 75, , 25,
f4 50,$175,J5S5 50,So,S8e0, 7.
Anyone of the above are Rood value look
them over before yon buy.
T. T.T. ::i
109 Federal Street,
JDB." HDRNE i
PENN AVENUE STORES.
To-wind np this month's business in a lively
way we have made soma sweeping reductions,
and also bars purchased large assortments ot
choice and desirable goads, which wo offer at,
very low prices, some at even hall price.
To-begmwlth: Eighty-nine (88) pieces of 50
Inch, English style, Fine Wool Saltings,
Checks, Stripes and Plaids, a large variety o
coloring, at $1 a yard, usual price $1 25; no'bet-
ter wearing goods are made. "'
French Novelty Dress Goods, in fancy esai"
broidexed stripes and Jacquard sillc. mixture! sf
our price 80c a yard; cost $140 tolandinN
York; all in the latest summer colorings. , '
Ono case of silk and wool 42-inch Crepe Br3.
llant, 42 inches wide, at 73c, worth $125-our,
price 73c These are light in weight and vet-
Special bargains in fine quality pure English
Mohairs, in fancy weaves and colored stripes
at 75s a yard, reduced from $1 25; also fun
assortment of plain, colored and gray and
brown mixed Mohairs. 43 Inches wide, at 50c,
75o and $1 a yard, great value, and not" to bs
confounded with goods of Inferior quality at
the same prices.
Over 20 styles of 51-inch Suiting Cloths, in
fancy Jacquard stripes, at 75c a .yard. Eleven
shades In a flna imported 50-Inch Cloth at 75c, -i
worth 51 EC. ,
Onr50-cent Connter is filled with really choice
styles In Imported Dress Stuffs Side Borden,
Tennis Stripes, Plaids, Foule Stripes, Debeigea'
all extra good values and all in Summer
weights and colorings.
SMc and Wool Colored Henrietta Cloths at
75c This Is the best dress goods bargain In any
Silk Warp Qashmeres.
Full assortment of shades In All-wool French
Cashmeres, perfect In finish, good weight at
46-lnch All-wool Cashmeres at 50c to $1 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 worKV"
.many ox inese patterns are the finest goo
ever shown Is Pittsburg; but we are sell
them at a great sacrifice.
The all-wool French Albatross at 45 ce
Is another instance of special good value.
The French All-Wool Challl3at 25c and 40o
are selling faster each day. We have the
largest assortment of both dark and light
Challls. 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 be sold out 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. 80 np to 33c;
real French, ISc to S5c See the old Rose color
logs, ust from Paris. FlnsScotch Zephyr Ging
hams at 80c 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 Bummer wear.
One hundred and fifteen pieces of new printed
India Silks, 24 Inches wide, at 75c regular fl 25 ,
quality. 27-inch India Silks, black and white t
and new colorings, at 65c; fine styles at $108
and fl 60, very much under price the hand-'.
somest goods shown this season. Hundreds of 1 ",
pieces here to sec The largest variety ever J
shown, and undoubtedly the best value.' "
Our 24-inch Colored Surah Silk, at 73c is the
equal of any tl Surah you can find. All the
New Armure Royale Silks at Jl, extra fine
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 ail grades, especially
the finer goods not to be found elsewhere
All the other departments are ready for June
customers, and have great attractions In t
way of bargains. Decidedly tho biggest s
most and best bargains are here.
JDB. HDRNE El