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latest Estimate of .the Number
of Survivors Together
A NEW LIST OF NAMES.
XTEOM A STAFF COBBESPONDEST.l
Johnstown, June 8. Th registration
of the names or the survivors has been about
completed, and from 19,000 to 20,000 names
have been secured. As this place bad a
population of 30,000 the number lost will
not likely be more than 10,000. All the
names have been published in The Dis
patch; except those during the past two
days. Following are the names, with a few
exceptions, additional to those already pub
lisbed In THE Dispatch and familiar to
Consent J OonsonL
Hay Harrv 51 and wife
Hay ueorge 11 imibw
Hay Mrs Anna and ch'n
Hoffman Joseph O
Hilt- David 3
Hnzrlton Robert S
Hirthberger i 5
Haws A J
Helms J ana wife 6
Hurbvrt Mrs and fsBUy
Hopkins U S
Htiues 1 1
Irons C W8
dentins G J
nay o .
Hlrshberger Anthony 3
Harrington Win 3
Hceericu u i
Horner bT 2
Hay Mrs J 1
Janes D D 3
Jielly J 4
Krejter Aug 12
Xnarer b 3
Xing Eli S
Enuff J I
Lonirhrey Mrs U It I
Lurch J 3 1
l.lnvd lien rEnrUnd) Leek v J
T imT-rnn1 J 11.4 LandOU D 4
Lavcly A 4 - l.ltzeU P and wife
Lundy Airs A Lndenlg U W
Lawrence J M )
Mageham MrsM andson McClelland O single
Malionev M una wlft
Miller E 4
Miller J It single
Alaguhsn Win & toother
McLeatera S a 4
Mlnilian 1111am 9
Miller U and wife
.Milter J C J
AlcCane J 3
JJcUratli J 7
Jlelvln K 2
Madden P S
Jlyer v S
AIcHngh U A J
MarlowJ W 6
Sillier W Dt
.Mitchell 1 10
Mcbonrh C i
SlcLaugliim J VI 3
Murrv w c
U'Brjen Irene 2
Preston A S
Priuele P 3
Nolan Mies Clara
veu j 4
Patton i S
Parker 1 9
-fPrinrle H Ji and wlft
Princle u 1
Wl atteraon Jr is
fKeed Capt J H ancTwffe Redel J 4
'BosePJ . Koper Win
'KiPDle J 2 i Huberts L a
hobertsJ4 ' KobertsOl
Mo Mrs Maggls
n ana roomer
Hobla K 1 child
r.elgtaard b 1 chllC
Bodgers M G 2
Hose KG and wire
Bigger J 2
Hlntenbach Wm wife S
Eepp U S
feouthwell WllUam j
Beam C 5
Shannon M 5
A Sufferer in the Botpital.
j. liter J U and wilt
gmith U K
bliaunon J 3
btevart 1 and True
biter E and wife
bweeny H S
eons s :
Trent G and wife.
Tinner A 7
Thomas )nB 2
1uoina9 J and wife
Vienng H 6
T eaver A 3
n esner VT 8
Wilson J C7
Wilson J 04
Soiyer H 4
btencer J 2
bhryoefc G K 3
bhrock J 2
bnoot b A
bbearcr Mrs B E and
Schlosser A t
bteffy V 3
bamay Andy 3
bwan Mrs b M
Stelnman J B S
"W Uson f G 4
AV UlUiuis Thomas S
Walters 8 2
Wilson Mrs B
Tarner J 5
Younp John and family
Zimmerman W H3
Zacharlan V 4
HADE INSANE Br PEIGHT.
Strange Cases of Mrntnl Aberration A Sinn
WIiokc Hair Fell Out.
IFEOII A STAFF COEEESPOSDEKT. J
JOHNOTOWN, Jung 8. To-day THE DIS
PATCH announced that three cases or in
sanity had been discovered among the sur
vivors ofjhe flood. In an interview Dr.
Alice Bennett, chief of the women's ward
in the Uorristown Insane Asylum, stated
that a number of people would lose their
minds as a result of the disaster. This morn
ing another case was developed by the Red
, Cross Society, whose members, are doing an
effectual vork among the poor and dis
tressed. Dr. Hess of Philadelphia, who is
a member of the society, fonnd in one bonse
cot only a case of insanity, but also a
strange result of fright.
The doctor was visiting the bouses in Grub
tDWS, a settlement ot about 300 inhabitants,
justaDovpICernville, on Stony creek. He
called at the house or the widow Blair and
found her under restraint The physician
observed that the woman was crazy and
rery violent- Her fsmily had great trouble
in handling her when she became excitable.
CThe woman all the time imagined that she
was in the flood again, and could hear the
rnsl ol waters iij orr ears, -pvery jew min
ute she would call out for someone to save
her, and would throw her arms about as if
to catch on to something to save herself
from drowning. After exhausting herself
she wopld become rational, and for a short
time would be perfectly sane. In a tew
minutes she would break outjitrain, and it
was with difficulty that sbe could be held
Her son John rmeived a slirmk nnrt will
probably carry the marks of it to his grave.
i.aByjw pi Dont.uro incite WIOC in Jh
.cater of the top of his head and extending
frpB the forehead to the base qf the brain,
1ii been made entirely bald. The phyU
cian vrno attendea ntmays tne cause or tne
hair falline out Is the fright which the man
endured duripg the flood. In, -speaking f
the matte Dr. Hest said:
"The case is one among a million. The
cause of the man becoming bald was the
Irifibt'he cot at the thought of being
drowned. There is nothing the matter with
his niiud, however, which so far has not
been Impaired. It is an extreme case of
nervous prostration. Before the flood the
man had ordinary brown -hair, which was
very thick. The most extraordinary thing
about it is the fact that no hair fell out of
any other part of bis head. The strip of
about two inches wide is as bald of hair as a
baby's chin." v
A messenger from "Woodysl" stated to
day that there were several cases of in
sanity among the people living at that
place. None of the physicians at the gen
eral hospital had any report of them.
. Another case is that of a woman at Kern
ville who has a hallucination that she is
still in the flood. She lost her mind about
U years ago, bat was cured at that time.
ON COKEHAUGfl AND KISKIMINETAS.
Work of iha Westmoreland Sanitary Com
mltteo Down to the Present
IfFECtAL TELEOILAM TO THE DISPATCIM
Gheensbdeo, June 8. The Sanitary
Committee of Westmoreland county, at
wqrk on the Conemaugh and Riskiminetas
rivers from Nineveh 10 Freeport, embracing
a distance of 71 miles, made a report this
evening to Colonel George F. Huff, under
whose direction the County Commissioners
and others in charge of men are working,
Colonel Huff's reportto Governor Beaver,
which is now in preparation, will be based
i inn 1 i n i i i ii ii .iian i, .. r.l
SCENE BELOW THE BBIDGE OF DEATH LOOKING UP TO THE POINT WHEBE
upon the condition then presented. It gives
in detail Jbe number of men employed in
each sub-district, and by whom the imme
diate work of dredging and clearing up the
debris Is directed.
From Nineveh to Bolivar the work has
been completed. From Bolivar to Blairs
villeand down to Freeport gangs of men
are still at work. At Bolivar Junction
Deputy Sheriff James K. Clark is stationed
with 20 deputies, whose duty it is to keep
at a distance from Johnstown the sigbtseers
who daily appear by the thousands, and who
have materially interfered with the work
men engaged in the recovery of the dead.
And Speak ot FornUcr as tbo Real Got
ornor of the Keystone State.
rrBOM A BTATT COBEESPONDE2TT.1
Johnstown, June 8. As to what the
Governor is likely to do, when he arrives
here to-morrow morning, nobody here
would venture an opinion; but there are
any number who are ready to venture
opinions, as to what he will not do.
His masterly inactivity in resDonding to
the requests sent him in various ways, for
aid, has aroused the antipathy of the people.
A great many were mere incensed by com
parison this morning when Governor For
aker sent a message to the effect that, if any
thing or any money was needed the people
were to let him know, and he would supply
it No supb telegram was sent by Governor
Ueaver, nor is it liKeiy mat mere win oe
any received from him. Adjutant General
Hastings had a talt: with him by telegraph
Friday night, when the Governor decided
to come to Johnstown and see things far
himself. Among the people -who are run
ning the town it is quite common to hear
them refer to "Governor Foraker, of Penn
sylvania," and "Governor Beaver, of
At the General Hospital this feeling is
greater than anywhere else. A number of
merubers of th "staff are from Mercy Host
pital, Pittsburg, and say that institution
was treated disgracefully by the Governor.
The Mercy ofBcers were the first to organize
and send surgeons to Johnstown. They
were the first physicians in town. and. the
hospital offered the use of 100 beds'for the
accommodation of the sufferers sent to Pitts
SO PLACE FOB PAZIES.
One of the Profession Watched Till He Was
Out of Sight.
irBOM A STAFF CORBESFONnlOT.l
Johnstown, June 8. Company F? of
the Fourteenth Regiment, who have been
doipg police duty at Somerset, on the Balti
more and Ohio, tor the past three or four
days, were relieved this morning, and, with
the exception of tfn men who were left
there, the company was ordered to South
Fork and vicinity. Captain Hamilton was
in command of the company, and made the
Each train upon arriving wai carefully In
spected and a canvass nf the people made.
Those who were considered sightseers were
sent into Johnstown under guard ana made to
work. Aiponc the people there were 30 of
doubtful occupation, 57 were going there to
wort, 2 of them, were members of relief com
mittees, 4 were in search of friends. 57 had
other reasons tor going to the place, 2 of them
were citizens and 1 was a "street fakir." he
latter was turned back and watched until be
was oat of sight UcSwioait.
BElKGfKQ THE ORPHAKB HERE.
Hnmane Agent O'Brien and Others After the
Wain, of the Flood.
praoft a staff connESPOirnEXT.j
Johnstown, June 8. Hnmane Agent
Samuel O'Brien, of Pittsburg, arrived here
I this afternoon to look after the orphans and
send them to the various asylums in Pitts
burg, where they will be taken earn of. He
was" in town but five minutes when he dis
covered a crowd of nine of then) in one
house, and made arrangements to send them
to St Panl's Bomaq Catholic Orphan
Asylum on Tannehili street,
The ChildreuqAid, Society is also taking
care of the destitute children, aiil sending
then to PitUbarg and Allegheny.
As fcjrTff ' J" Ajr,
The Sytematlc Work That Is Being Done
Some Large Donations. From Chicago
Other Cpnfrlbatloas, Received,
"What have we been dolngfr Everything.
We can't work fast enough," was the ex
planation a Dispatch reporter got when
he first visited the Chamber of Commerce
yesterday to see bow the work was progress
ing. The day was one of the busiest since
the committee first began its work. The re
sponsibilities were greater, and the need of
prompt and clever management never
more pressing. Said 6, S. Marvin:
"Those at the scene tell as that sitting here
at our desk we do not half reslize the enor
mity of the work before us. Ho one could,
but the responsibilities cast on the commit
tee begin to dawn on us clearer, and every
one is spurred to greater action,''
. Mmt.flaTethB. Goods.
Early in the morning "Win. Flinn tele
graphed: "The shoes and tobacco X asked
for yesterday I must have. Keep up ship
ments of vast quaptities' of ground coffee,
meats, bread, potatoes and cabbage. I have
fed my camps first-class better than I ever
thought I .would be able to do. We did a
vast amount ot work yesterday. I want to
meetyour committee at the Chamber of
Commerce to-morrow (Sunday) at 2i30 p. M.
I think Mr. Patton and I have now got the
gauge of this work fully,"
In the same connection Mr. H. W. Hart
roan, of Beaver Falls, who bad returned,
said: "Yes, sir; the men at work have all
been well fed, and plenty of provisions are
now on hand. There has been no starvation
or lack of food, as basieen stated,"
The committee were encouraged and.
thought of the parable of the "bread cast
npon waters" during Chicago's great fire as
the following communication was read and
seconded by the appearance of the commit
tee from the Chicago Board of Trade:
"Your letter of the 2d inst. Informing this
board of the terrible misfortune In Johnstown
and its viclnitv, was dnly acknowledged by
wire, as requested. Realizing the force of the
maxim, "Ho Elves twice who gives Ireely,' the
board immediatelr anDointed a committee of
ten to solicit subscriptions from Its membersH
for the relief of the sufferers. The collections
of the Board amount to abent 117,000. Messrs.
Charles L. Raymond and Edward S. Washburn
are appointed to repair immediately to Pitts
bnrg and arrange for the distribution of the
"It need not be said that the members of the
board are profoundly touched by the awful
calamity, which has aroused into sympathetic
activity all hearts throughout (he land. It is
more than a duty to relieve and assuage; it is a
condition of well being, nay, of existence itself.
Chicago is generously responding to the cry of
distress from the Conemaugh Valley. She does
not and never will, forget that in her timeot
supreme trial, the good city of Pittsburg has
tened to her relief with a splendid munificence;
and 1 am sure that her contributions, however
generous they may be, cannot equal the overt
running measure of her sincere sympathy for
the stricken households which onlv yesterday
rejoiced in prosperity.
"God grant that a Christian courage may
nerve their hearts, that their waste places may
be rebuilt and more than their former pros
perity may vlsir their desolation., Chicago
kpowg what it is to face disaster, and can en
courage those in distress to be of good cheer."
Some Iinrse Donations.
The above committee handed over $17,000
to Treasurer Thompson, and City Controller
Ouahan, Colonel W. P. Bend and Addison
Ballard, Esq., of the Chicago Citizens Com
mittee, brought drafts for 20,000 more,
making $50,000 thus far contributed from
S. S. Marvin and a corps of assistants
were kept busy all day tending ont sup-
Out in the Cold World Alone.
pljes. Early in the day Chairman Mc
Creerr issued a notification that no more
clothing should be sept to Jojinstown for
the present To a reporter he said: ''Wq
have stacks upon stacks of .clothing there
now tnat win never De usea, ana tnere is no
use In wasting any more. What we hare
t;here now, is going to waste. There. Is
enough clothing at Johnstown now to clothe
the entire population of Cambria county for
the next 20 years, and no one "is 'calling for
it. We don't want any more."
Communications were received .from
places end persons named below giving
notice of the forwarding ot supplies, as
noted: Smith, Talke & Co., Buffalo, 100
loaves of bread per day; citizens of Havden
ViHe, Mass,, 7 boxes clothing: Mr. and Mrs.
"VVrigley, St liouis, 2 boxes clothipe; Hast
ipgs, Vredenbnrgh & Co-Cohoes, N. Y., 1
case assorted knit goods; Frank Cousins,
Salem, Mass., 1 case men's apd women's
The Chartiers Creamery Company yester
day sent 100 gallons of milk to Johnstown
through th,? General Belief Committee, and
will continue to do so for a, week.
Among the donations yesterday were
$2,000 .and a car of provisions from the
Window Glass Workers' Association; two
barrels of clothing from the ladies of Hobsae
Falls, N. T.; 960 pounds of cornmeal from
the Clinton jlill, Clinton, O.; a car of pro
visions from the ladies of the German Be
A piano, donated by Lechner & Schoen
berger, will be disposed of in the rear room
of the Custom House, Monday afternoon,
for the benefit of the sufferers.
- Tbo Chinese S early Wiped Oat,
' Ff FIOIAI. TSZ.&GBSX TO THE DISPATCH,!
JeHNSTOWN, . Jane 1-Out of the S3
Cainattea In, Johwstown only tkree eapd
E .u " "'"" ' "J. ' ' . i
EATIIG HORSE MEAT;
Hunger at Woodvale Satis
fied by Drowned Nags.
STARVATION STRUCK IN.
A Sanitary Inspector's! Unpleasant Beport
Not Bread and Water Enoosb t 8at",
Isfy Empty Stomachs Boys In Blue
Also Left Hnnsry-No Subsistence ?"
IFtOsr A STAFF COBRESFQWEirT'1
Johnstowtt, June 8. A 'member of the
corps of sanitary inspectors is authority for
the statement that the people of Woodvalef
were so greatly in need of food during the
Pearly part of the week that some of them
ate portions of tho flesh of horses' that had
been drowned, their bodies being taken out
of the river.
The horse flesh was supposed to have been
eaten last Tuesday, before the people of the
neighborhood had obtained any food from
the Belief Committee. On Friday The
Dispatch stated that the people there, in
a number ot instances, were actually crav
ing for food wbioh they could not get
THE TOBCH 13 NOW TO BE APPLIED.
There hunger became so great that a num
ber of them
Broke Into a Box Car
which was standing alongside of the hill,
loaded with flour, and stole a number of
barrels. With this, they were enabled to
tide over the crisis until the Belief Com
mittee sent them provisions.
One family admitted to the sanitary in
spector yesterday that the people living in
their bouse had eatep this meat. How they
escaped contracting disease is more than the
inspector coqld say.' He left a number of
disinfectants in the house and reported the
matter to the Medical Belief Corps for in
vestigation. The latter will take the matter
in hand, and place the people under treat
menfto guard against any possibility of
A Regiment In Hanger.
There was any amount of suffering among
the members of the Fourteenth Begiment
who were stationed out of town. Company
F, which was doing police duty at Somerset,
did not have half enough rations, and many
of the men had to go 20 hours and more
The State was supposed to furnish the
rations for the men, but on account of some
misunderstanding, it was left to the Belief
Committees. Tne latter did not have
enough food to snpply the poor people of
the town, and could do nothing for the
u...tla iiu cnj not near tnem.
Quartermaster Brown, of tho regiment,
left for Pittsburg- to-night "to. purchase a
supply ot rations for the men. He stated
that they had grown tired of waiting upon
the relief committees for ennrmh in nt and
will have their own rations shipped from
Pittsburg to them. The regiment also suf"
lered greatly the first night the men were
here qu account of having no quarters to
sleep in. They afterward had to take the
tents seq here by Governor Foraker and
use, them. McSwigan.
IT WAS OiNLY 8EC0NDART.
The Lou of Bridges and Other Property In
FBOU.A STAFF CQBBESF02TDE1TT.1
Johnstown, June 8. Dr. Jolly, of
Barre, Huntingdon county, was in town
to-day, and gave an account of the flood at
that place. He stated that all the bridges
near Huntingdon bad been washed away,
with the exception" of the two between
Huntingdon and Tyrone. The most valu
able bridges were at Mapleton, Mount
Union and Newton Hamilton. There was a
250-foot washout of (he Pennsylvania Bail
road tracks at Barre.
flOljSQ 5QEJiENT WORK.
The Allegheny Belief Corps a Valuable Aid
A Fire Engine Arrives.
fFBOM A'STAFF COBBESFOITDEKT.I
Johnstown, June 8. The Allegheny
Belief Corps of 100 men, in charge of Henry
Snaman,Abram Foust and Henry Muse,
are doing good work. They are paid $1 50
per day and board. This money will come
oat of the city's contingent fund, and will
amount to about ?2,500.
Chief Crow, of the Allegheny Fire Det
partment, arrived this morning, also the
Grant engine and hose carriage. Ltjty.
THE BAFT '10 BE CHANNELED,
Then It Will bo Set on Fire and Darned
From Boob Sldej ,
JEFECIAL TELEOUAK TO tni niSPATOT.1
JqhnstOv7N, June 8.r-Adjntant Gen
eral Hastings, General Wylie nd other
military commanders made an inspection of
the raft above the bridge this evening and
decided that achannel should be opened
through it and then that it should be set on
fke and burnel from each side.
It was decided to send for ISO expert ax
men from Michigan to assist the dynamite
in cutting through a channel.
Tho Verdicts A Alike.
tPEOMA STAIT COBnSePpPXST.l
Johnstown, Jane 8. -Ttie Coroner's
"Jury 0OBtia84 the work; to.4ay at MorreU-
Vllie. Tne veraict in all eases was toe
um ni tlMOA v wuvuni furnali
STJKDAY, wiRINE 9,
' THAT FMl JAM J '
Described by Foreman Kirk" To be Cleared
Away, In Ten Days One-Fourth
Arthur Kirk, foreman In charge of clear
ing away the-bjg jam at the ,$,, bridge,
yesterday sent the General Belief 'Commit
tee the following" letter which gives an ac
curate dlscrlption of thejam and the work
Johnstown, June 7."
Wm, McCreery, Esq.. Chairman, e(c.:
Permit me to report to you the condition of
of work on jam of debris lodged against the
Pennsylvania Railroad stone bridge, Johns
town. When 1 arri red here a, 11 o'clock a. m,
last Monday, I found a Jam of large trees,
smashed railroad cars, jammed as. near as I
could estimate nearly 40 feet high, filling every
one of the seven arches of the stone bridge,
interwoven with wl at appearedto be hundreds
of miles of telegraph wire and tough routs and
fine wire-like willow branches, tin roofs of
railroad cars, dead hnrilea. etc.
First 1 bad to extemporize a plan for its re
moval, then to get tools to execute the plan.
Owing to the cbaotlo state of things here, the
first three days nf the week little was done.
Hlnce then we have removed about one-fourth
of the jani, with a good prospect of having a
channel 100 feet wide out through its whole
length jo ten.dsya. Then if the water keeps up
It will be an easy job to push It in from each
I have to-day had the jam measured and,
found it to be 800 feet up sti earn from the stone'
bridge I y ,&) feet wide, andfn the mo'l of what
we have removed, toe have found it tone 20
It Is often said: "Why do you not pour oil
over the debris and bum It?" I answer be
cause it U utterly Impossible, for the debris
that we have bandied consists largely of grow
ing trees wrenched from-the earth and dry
household furniture and dry building stuff,
every inch of which has now been ten dajs
underwater and Is still nnder water, and all
the oil that could be poured on it would not
burn It under water. Bo far we have only
found two human bodies.
It now looks like rain. If the Conemangh
river only keeps up, I think It probable to have
it all removed in ten days. Yours respectfully,
Orphaned Victims to be Cared for
tbe Children' Aid Society Over
500 Applications Already.
Yesterday morning Mr. A. Alston, Mrs.
S. M. Orr, Mrs. S. F. Hutchins, W. T.
Price, W. Caldwell and Miss Annie Wil
cox, representing the Children's Aid 8k
ciety of Western Pennsylvania, left for
Johnstown to establish a headquarters there.
They intend to take charge of all homeless
and friendless children, and find homes for,
them. The society has olready received
over 500 applications for children. Miss
Wilcox will be Secretary, and will register
each child, together with all the informa
tion obtainable regarding it. This will be
brought to this city and placed on record in
the register of the society.
Mrs. H. O. Campbell was in Johnstown
on Monday last and arranged with Mr.
Moxham for the care of the children, and
the understanding was that all homeless
children would be turned over to the West
ern Pennsylvania Society. The party took
with them a plentiful supply of what the
sufferers will find necessary. The list em
braces pins, needles, shoestrings, combs,
soap, towels, hairpins, thread and a host of
other articles that are necessary for the
toilet .Mrs. Campbell's visit to Johnstown
was at the request of Adjutant General j
ANOTHER IDOLIZED DOG.
How Lieutenant Jhlllips Became Possessed
of a Little Hengle.
ISFECIAt, TELEGBAM TO TH DISFATCH.1
JOHNSTOWN, June 8. "Johnstown" is
the name given to the pretty little beagle
dog rescued, by the members of Engine Com
pany No, 15, pf Pittsburg, from the big
pile of burning debris just above the
bridge." He was the only living object in
the jam at that point, and was crying pit
eously as the fire worked its way nearer and
nearer to him
Finally, after considerable effort, Lieu
tenant John Phillips succeeded in rescuing
him from his perilous position, and now he is
the pride of No. 15. The little fellow at
tracted so much nttention from the crowd
fathered around, and proved so friendly in
isposition after be was saved, that several
offers to purchase him were made to Mr.
Phillips, one gentleman going as high a?
iuu wr tne prize, an ot wnicn, however,
TENTS BETTER THAN GOLD.
How tho Canvas That Governor Foraker
Kent Came Into Use.
IFBOM A STAFF COBBXSPONDMrT.J
JonNSTQWN, June 8. .''For three days'
and three nights last week there wasn't a
man, woman or child living within the
flooded district who had 1a place to
lay bis or head,' said Bev. Mr.
Turner to your correspondent this
afternoon. "The dam bnrst at 3 o'clock on
Friday, and from that time until Monday
night-the thousands who were fortunate
enough to escape with their lives were too
untortunate to have a plifce of shelter from,
the angry and life-destroying elements.
"Mothers with their babes were com
pelled to sleep on the damp and soggy
ground, and, had it not been lor the teqts
sent on here by Governor Foraker, there
would still be numberless families without
even a roof between them and the heavens."
TO PRETENT EPIDEMIC.
Measures Being Taken by Dr. Lee, of tbe
State Hoard of Health.
A. patrol boat was sent down, the Ohio
river yesterday morning by Dr. tee, of the
State Board of Health, to. patrol the river aa
far as the State line for dead bodies. Cap
tain Bodgers, of the Tide, the boat used,
and Dr. Dickson are in charge. The Sher
iff of Beaver county will meet their boat
witt) a gang of men at the county Jine and
patrol the banks.
Dr. Zee is now, having .gone yesterday
morning, in Johnstown, and his office here
is in charge of J, B. Thompson,
one of the State medical, inspec
tors. Everything possible is being
done to prevent epidemic, and with the
people's co-operation the doctor hopes that
all will go well, but at the end of every in
terview says: "Tgll the people everywhere
they must boil the water."
DEATH BEAT THE BICYCLE.
Hoyr Engene Ilnnpon Was Overtaken on
His Wheel by the Flood.
lFBOlt A STAXy COBBESPOHPKJ-T.l
Joitnstown, June 8. The body of
En.-ef e Hanqon, who met his death while
riding upon his bicycle, was .found to-day.
Hajfnon was going leisurely along on his
wheel, when the flood came down behind
hinlilfke a solid wall of water. He jumped
off the machine and started to rnnto get
awifir. He had only proceeded 20 yards
whjfc he was overtaken and drowned.
His body was fonnd near the First Pres
byteK'an Church on Main street, by his
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Lieutenant jphtlftps and Johnilown.
BieycR. ,. WOSWIOA7!',
When the Reservoir Was
First Made it . ,
COULDN'T BE FILLED UP.
Resalt f a Senreb Asians; the Anilaunted
Records at Harrisbarg How the Darn
Wns Bnllt and by Whom What l( Cost
and Hew It Wns Bald For.
larxciAttTsutaBAif to the ptsrATon.1.
Habrisbubg, June 8. Among the an
tiquated records in the office of the Secreta
ry of Internal Affairs are interesting docu
mentary reminlscenoes of the period when
the State went into a contract "with J, K.
Moorhead and H. B. Packer for the con
struction of the Western Reservoir as a
feeder to the western division of the, Penn
sylvania Canal, and from that time until
the completion of the work, 13 years after
the enterprise was begun.
The land on which the big basin was
built consisted of 424 acres and 85 perches,
and was purchased from George Murray,
who owned 305 acres 108 perches of it,
Joseph Leckey, Philip Myers, Daniel
Baumgartner, estate of Conrad Frye and
The land on which the reservoir was
built was cleared of trees and other ob
structions at an expense to the State of from
533 to $70 an acre. The iron necessary to
the equipment of the reservoir was
Furnished Under Contract
with Samuel Kennedy. According to the
specifications 110,000 pounds ol pipe, 150,
000 castings and 13,000 pounds of wrought
iron were used. There were to be fire lines
of pipe, two feet in- diameter. The size of
the breastplates of the dam was 4 feet by 6,
and 2 feet thick. The cast iron was fur
nished at Z cents and the wrought at 9
cents a pound, the best Juniata charcoal
iron to be used in the materials.
The firm with which the contract was
made for the construction of the reservoir
-was subjected to rigid regulations. It was
F not only required to do its work in a sub
stantial and workman.UKe manner, Dut it
was held responsible for allowing any dis
order or intemperance among the employes.
The work was subject to the inspection of
an experienced engineer and the supervisor
of the division. Tbe plans show distinctly
the sluiceway which the South Fork Fish
ing Club is said to have closed. The
reservoir, as delineated on a well-worn piece
of drafting paper.
Resembles aa Alligator.
The contractors were allowed for grubbing
and clearing, $1,700; for common excava
tion, 15 cents a cubic yard; solid rock, 50
cents; excavation of earth in the water, 34
cents; rock under the water, $1; slate exca
vations, 32 cents; embaukment,25 centsjworn
stuff, SO cents; and puddling, 33 cents. For
the masonry aboui the sluices they were to
receive $6 43 per perch f slope walls, 5164;
and rnbble masonry, $3 93,
The work was begun in 1840, and In 1812
it was abandoned because of the financial
crisis which lowered the standard of the
State's credit On January 31,1846, the
Legislature made an appropriation of 530,
000 and $20,000 for the completion, respect
ively, of the eastern and western reservoirs.
In this law was a stipulation pro
viding that the Canal Commissioners be
required to proceed with the completion of
.the. reservolrsrwlth -thoMeast practicable
delay, by placing the same under contract.
after due and ample notice, to tbe
lowest bidder or bidders, and if the
Commissioners found it advantageous to the
Uommonweaiin, tney were
Authorized to Hnve tbe Wqrk Completed
by the appointment of. a superintendent
and workmen under their immediate direc
tion and supervision. Contractors Moor
head and Packer claimed that this act
sought to impair the obligations of the con
tract made by tbe State with ihern, and in
sisted on finishing the work they had com
menced in 1810. The matter in controversy was
submitted in the communication from tbe
Canal Commissioners in 1850 to Benjamin
Champreys (Attorney General under Gov
ernor Johnston), embracing a statement
of the contractors, who desired directions
from the Commissioners to proceed in con
formity to their contract for the completion
of the western reservoir.
Among the stipulations of tbe contract
was one that 15 per cent should be retained
as security until the first estimate was
made, within 30 days after the completion
of the work. In the opinion rendered by
the Attorney General he said that the posi
tion was fallacious and untenable,
and that he did not think the
Canal Commissioners, in exercising their
discretion for tbe public interests from the
lapse of time since the suspension of the
work and the change in prices, would be
justified in renewing the contract In 1851,
in their annual report, tbe Commissioners
indicated a renewal of the contract with
Moorhead $ Packer when they said: "The
necessity of giving a permanent character
to a reservoir containing, when full, 480,
000,000 cubic feet of available watert pre
vented a modification of the plan which it
was supposed might be made with a viewof
decreasing its cost"
The Cost of the Reservoir.
The cost of the work was estimated a,t
$100,000. In 1852 the Canal Commissioners
reported that the work was almost finished,
and that the reservoir had been constructed
in a most substantial manner, reflecting
'great credit upon the contractors and offi-
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cers naviUK Jb m vuur&c. j-u iow hid iubiu
line was opened lor navigation on March 6,
and concerning the reservoir the Canal
Commissioners, in their. report, said:
The banks of the western reservoir being
new, it was considered unsafe to fill it to Its
capacity. At no time was the water more than
0 feet deep, 15 feet lower than its capacity.
In 1854 thn Commissioners reported two
leaks in the reservoir, both of which were
COXTJSUING THE IKQDEST3,
No Trains to Leave or Bnter Johnstown
Either Way This Day.
Johnstown, June 8. The Coroner's
jury held a session at Morrellville to-day
and viewed a number of bodies and took
some testimony similar to that already
given. No new facts were developed and
no verdict rendered.
It is the intention to hold inquests at the
several towns along the river where persons
were drowned and to continue on up the
river as for as South Pasi,
General Hastings, J. B. Scott and Super
intendent Pitcairn, of the Pennsylvania
Bailroad, had a conference to-day and de,
cided to permit no trains either way to
morrow, so Johnstown and vicinity will be
shut off from the world Sunday.
OPENING UP THE PENNST.
The Road Fashing; Work, bat Cannot Com
plete It for Soma Time.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBI DISPATCH. I
Johnstown, June 8. Vice President
Bobison, of the Pennsylvania rpad, arrived
to-day in his special train, having opened a
way through from Harrisburg to Pittsburg.
He'is now going to push east over the main
line as rapidly as possible.
It is not likely that the line will be open
for three; or f our days yet
Fine Salilag nadt "fromrtinw.
The largest assortment of 'fetkknabk
r"odsatPiteaIrn's434 Woed am.".
A PLAGUB HEXT.
Continued from Tint Fast.
thirdly, the tension to which all minds
have been subjected has at last given way,
and many of those who bavs for days been
Utterally living on their nerve?, nave
succumbed and taken to their beds;
fourthly, the food which all are compelled
to eat is of itself enough to kill the deli
cately constituted, and lastly,
The Hourly Increasing Stench
which emanates from the mass of debris
made up of all sorts of polluted matter lying
about in the rivers and lowlands has per
meated tbe land for miles around and made
the very air overpowering and almost un
bearable. With suck a state of affairs, who can tell
what ills may come?
Anothor subject that is giving much con
cern to the sanitarians is the way the dead
were buried. Scores of the unknown were
laid to rest together in unmarked graves,
and in one trench 100 bodies were
Filed One TJppn the Other.
That many of these are very near the
surface of tbe earth is known, and what the
scientists most fear Is that the disease
breeding germs of the dead and decayed
bodies may make their way to the air and
cause a general pestilence, beside which
the ravages of the flotxT, horrible as they
were, would pale Into insignificance.
In an interview with oneof the authorities
of the State Board of Health, to-day, the
gentleman said that whereas the most press
ing needs of the week just closed were for
undertakers and coffins, he feared that the
most pressing needs of the week just being
ushered in would be for physicians and
Every Possible Precaution Taken.
"Every possible precaution," said the
doctor, "to prevent the spread of disease is
being taken, yet malignant diphtheria and
typhoid pneumonia have broken out in a
number of different sections of the valley,
showing that sickness is bonnd to come, and
that it cannot be confined to any particular
locality. Disinfectants, of course, are be
ing distributed with all possible baste, but
the territory is so great and the force at
work so far has been so small that
until this evening but comparatively
littli had been accomplished. Now
however, we have succeeded in getting
chloride of lime and other disinfectants
throughout the entire district, and things
kare in as good shape as could be expected.
No Efforts to be Spared.
"Innumerable closets for the workmen and
others a dire necessity by the way have
been built, and others are still being con
structed. In fact, nothing is or will be
spared to make tbe place as pure as possible
from a sanitary standpoint"
Dr. P. L. Sebbet, also of the State Board,
stated to the writer that a committee is now
engaged in making a canvass from house to
house seeking for tbe sick and removing
them to the hospitals. He says there is
great danger in overcrowding houses, and
that he favors the scheme to get as many
folks ont of town until the city has been in
a measure rebuilt, as possible, as it will
Redaeo the Chaneea of an Epidemic
greatly. There is nothing so dangerons, he
says, as huddling a lot of half sick and half
starved people together in such houses as
hundreds have been compelled to seek
shelter in during the past few days.
CITIZENS MUCH ALARMED.
The Sanitary Condition of Johnstown Causes.
General Uneasiness Great Reason
for Fear Hundreds of Bodies
Still In the Wreck.
IFROM A STAFF COUEE3PONDENT.3
Johnstown, June 8. There is an un
usual activity in town to-day. Notwith
standing all reports to the contrary, the
authorities are thoroughly alarmed at the
present situation. Calls for additional
workmen were posted, and orders to rush
the work of removing drift were issued. It
is rumored that all occupants of houses In
tbe lower parts of town are to be removed to
tenements and tents on the hillsides.
The article in The Dispatch of this
morning on the necessities of the situation
has provoked widespread and favorable
comment. In conversation with your cor
respondent to-day W. H. Devore, sanitary
expert and funeral director, in charge of the
Pennsylvania Bnllroad morgne, said:
"The article expresses my views exactly.
The danger is close at hand. In four or five
days it will be impossible for men to work
exhuming the dead. Even now it is fre
quently the case that men not used to the
work are obliged to relinquish it owing -to
the condition of some of the bodies.
An Awl pi Situation.
"I shudder to think of the consequences
in case warm weather should set in at once
and continue. Bains, like that of this
morning, are also to be dreaded, as they
have the efiect of bursting the gall bladders.
after which the bodies will decompose very
rapidly. If fairly cool weather will only
continue, and the work of recovering
pushed rapidly, as advocated, we may
escape the immediate danger.
"But there is another question that does
not seem to have been taken into considera
tion. In my opinion there arc hnndreds ot
bodies, both of human beings and animals,
that will never be found, being buried out
of the reach of the searchers, butwhich will
make themselves disagreeable when prepar
ations for rebuilding are commenced. I do
qot candidly consider that Johnstown will
be habitable for the next five yar?. J do
not advocate the use ol fire to remove the
debris until the last possible moment, as
many bodies are in such position that the
flames would not reach them."
Prof. C. H. Blow, of Chicago, who has
charge of the embalming corps at the Fourth
ward morgue, says:
Fear of Warm Weather.
"The condition of the town is bad. In
case unfavorable weather should set in the
state or affairs would be simply appalling.
Immediately back of us is a stable, where
there are putrifying bodies of half a hun
dred cows, pigs and horses, the odor from
which, is at times almost unbearable. Also,
in the ruins in the immediate, vieinity are a
number of liodies, variously estimated at
from 500 to 1,000, which we can't hope to
get at for a week at least. Think of what
their condition will be when recovered."
Bev. Mr. Potter, custodian of valuables
found on the bodies, says:
"The statements of Prof. Blow are the
same ar my own would be. The Dis
patch has my thanks for urging the im
portance of haste in recovering the dead."
Dr. B. S. Huidekooper, Surgeon General
on the stiff of Gove rnor Beaver, was or the
opinion that the sanitary condition of the
town was good, considering the circum
stances. He said:
The Grentest Dnpger to Cool.
"I consider that the greatest danger is to
,be looked lor in a week or ten days, when
the people recover from the preseqt excite
ment I am afraid that the reaction will
result In hundreds of cases of nervous ex
haustion, temporary insanity and perhaps
still more serions diseases. I hope this will
qot prove the case, but Tarn anxious. Never
ip ail my experience did I see or hear of
such a condition of things. However, we
are prepared for the worst, and shall do all
in our power to prevent an epidemic."
A visit to the Bed Cross Society disclosed
the fact that there are 42 cases of sickness in
their hospital, divided as follows: Diph
theria, 10, a gain ol 8 since yesterdjy;
nervous prostration, 25; pneumonia, 2; pre
mature birth, 3; broken ribs, 1. The society
has a thoroughly efficient staff of surgeons
and nurses, and a large sapply of medi
cine, isskuraent. eta They are prepared
to remain upon tne ground until ail danger
of an epidesic.is passed, Mobton;
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INTO THE SECRETSr:
Clan-na-Gael Members Put m
IN THE PR0NIN INQUEST.
Some of Them Were Very Slow la Answer.-
lac Pertinent Questions SIcGeehaa. One
of the Accused, Takes the Stand Ha
Denies All Connection Wills iheTrageoV -
ttPXCIAI. TELEGRAM TO TUX PtSPATCS.
Chicago, June 8. There were only tw j
witnesses in the Cronin inquiry to-day. Ow
of them was John Moss, who passed through
a terrible ordeal before' he would divulge)'
any of the secrets of the Clan-Ha-an-Gael
society. The other was Patrick McGeehan,
the Philadelphia wonder, who is suspected
of having had a bund in the assassination.
Moss is the man who opposed a resolntipa
that was introduced at a Clan-Ha-nst
Gael camp urging that the camp appropri
ate money to help find the murderer. '
Coroner Hertz was all bnsiness when MoM
sat down in the witness chair. He de
manded the name of the presiding officer at
the meeting on the night tbe resolution was
introduced. Moss became uneasy and said
it was against his conscience to tell. The
Coroner threatened him with arrest if be
did not give the name of the officer. With
a great effort the witness whispered: "His
naniR is W. H. Joyce." fc ,
"When yon made that speech in favor of;
your amendment that the camp take no ac
tion, did you think that the Executive had
ordered Cronin's removal?"
"I did not"
PEBTINBNT QUESTIONS. "iLfl
"Did yon think that it might have bee
"I did not think, nor do I think now, that
the Executive had anything to do with it" . .
Mr. Moss testified that he thought the)
camp had no right to criticise tbe action of
tne ..Executive, xne coroner tnennreaay
volley of Questions.
"Suppose an order came from the Execu
tive to remove a man like Le Caron, would
you obev it?"
"I would not."
"Would you think the camp had a right
to criticise It?"
If 1 :., J j 9 3. rr j, . 1 J
JJIU59 ummteu anu naiu; a uan 1 snow. :'
"suppose there came from the .Executive. ,vj
an order to remove a person, giving as !
reason mat he wa? a British spy. would- not..
you, Knowing- the motives ot tne .Executive,
obey or criticise it?"
"I would not obey it"
"Would your camp?"
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v ine camp wouiu nave to decide mat. -
"Would any member of yonr camp obey ;
"I do not know; I think not"
"Do members of the brotherhood take aa'
without criticising them or without asking''
for their reasons?"
Again Mr. Moss hesitated. A secret so-'
ciety man of the strictest type, he was be-'
ing compelled to expose the inmost work-
ings of tbe organization and hs did not Iika
it, and so he hemmed and hawed, and so'
finally he said:
THE F0B5I OP OATH.
"We take an oath, but X do notreraera-l
ber its words. We promise to assist exiles
from Ireland, to elevate the race in every
way we can, and to help to free Ireland." J
"You do not swear to obey the orders of"
the Execntive implicitly and' without que'
tidn?" insisted Mr. Herfr.
Mr. Moss wriggled and finally said "No."i x
Peter McGeean was a defiant witness.
Atfitjbe retnsed to answer the leading
questions of the Coroner, but the lashing ho
received made him more docile. He said ho
left his wile in Philadelphia because of
some trouble he had with her. This was
about six weeks before the murder. Ht'did
not tell his wife when he left home wherk
he was going. When In Chicago he mev"
Dr. Cronin on the street The latter saldj'
"Ton have come here to assassinate me."
"I called him a fool,"said McGeechan on
the stand to-day. "and for a moment I was
undecided whether to hit him or let tha
natter drop. Ifinallv went away. A few
days later I got a letter frorrf Cronin in
which he warned me that if I did not leave
Illinois be would have me arrested." '
The Fhiladelphian vehemently denied the
charge that he bad threatened the lives of .
Dr. Cronin and Dr. McCabey. He ad-
mitteri that he knew Coughlan and Larry
Buckley, but denied any acquaintanceship
with Alexander Sullivan. The witness
was very wary about answering questions
relating to the secrets of the Clan and the
Coroner did not get much information from
him. The inquiry will be resumed Monday ,
-TO THE HOSPITALS.
Soma More of the Injured Ones From the
Flood cene Are Draught to the City.
in this city from Johnstown last night were
two men of Booth & Flinn's force. Tbev
were Wm. Flaherty, who was injured across
the hips by a plank striking him yesterday.
He could not walk, and it is feared his hips
are broken. He was taken to Mercy Hos
pital. The other laborer was Wm. Jones,
who was caught by a log and his knee fract-,,
ured. He was taken to the West Penn Hos
pital. Of the Johnstown sufferers, one was John
Morgan, whq was laid up with the rheuma
tism when the flood came. He laid in the
water for 12 hours arid is suffering intensely.
He has become sliahtlv demented and bis
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Alfred Morgan, came
to town with him. He was taken to the
West Penn Hospital.
Jacob Glass, a veteran of the Behellioa,
was the other, he was injured about tha
back and hips. Bemovedto the WestPeasi
A PHOTOGRAPHER'S ESCAPE.
How HIsted missed His Hold oa Dents
and Had to Linger.
ITEOM A STAFF C0RUISFO1&E3T.1
Johnstown, June 8. Histed, the Pitts
burg photographer, who was up here taking
views of the wreck, had a narrow escane.
from death this afternoon. He started for
home over the Pennsylvania Bailroad, and,
when the train stopped at Latrobe, got off .
to get something to eat When be returned
the train was in motion, and, in attempting .
to board it, Histed fell and was almost,'
thrown nnder tbe wheels.
As it was, ha was only slightly injured, 1
although he was compelled to remain, o.te -for
a later train and nave his bruises at-
KUUCU IU UJT a JJUjratuiau. .t
WELL-KXQWX CITIZENS AT IT.
Messrs. Ford. Breck and Scboosraaker, !
This Cltv, Go la Work.
trKOX A STAFF COBRXSroiTDXXT.J
Johnstown, June 8. Delinquent Tax. i
Collector W. E. Ford and Captain ST.MJ
Urecs, Ol fUl''UJg. arrivu ucre mi morn
ing, and volunteered their services, in say i
capacity whatever. They were put to work
in the accounting department, and willl
make np the payrolls for the. men fbr.tflsr
coming week, colonel i. ai. scnoonmase'
also arrived, and was set to work.
Over S4B,ve for JoBintown.. J
NEW Toek, JuneS. The Hayatffiap
in this city for flood ssSerers it te-alf"
1325,469 26.' Boston reports thatch?!
der-Peabody flood faad to-night it lf
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