Somerset herald. (Somerset, Pa.) 18??-????, June 07, 1889, Image 1
1 Somerset q IT" "T y -Jx LL. JUL UJ-ii.V ! i r . SOMERSET, PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1889. j) CROSS NURSES SITE IN JOHNSTOWN AND REPORT FOR "WORK. J RELIEF PLAN. Deserving Persons to be Promptly Supplied. IaIM. THE WRECKAGE Great Heaps of Debris De stroyed by Burning. 'ARCH FOR THE DEAD laitily n Many Mor lloriiea ,rttuil and Identified Tlie A iilhn r- Is-nv the Senaat lona! Ktorle - ,miltrl Heller Mill Coming Id. i,tr Doing Noble Work Tlie Want l(mi I'ncnmonla ud Measles Pre yulrot rj.tiliiatiiig the Tutsi Missing. J)rll; to he Ilehuilt. i:vtows, Juno ft. The work of r.; tlie Mnvtt of the wreckage con v Almtit ..!' labirers are work 'r.iin early morning until late lit . W.-dm-sday afternoon tlie use of ::iite w as rsiiinod to b urst logs, so Mum! . Iiris ill the dam lit the bridge , in ned ami floated down the . Hi- dynamite is placed ui Holes into tin' massive timlxTX. After I f has issn iirnKi'ii a citain is ut i -.i t its parts and it is then hoisted j:. machine on the bridge and dniied the current of the river. During a t' m tin- bridge two Unlies were itl 4 ijuwii to pieces. Tlie blasting has if, tin- etbs-t of owning the channel j r tin-central portion of the bridge. ifctiwtor Kirk has abandoned the i nf constructing' a dam to overflow mass of ruin -at the bridgii. The r has fallen and cannot be raised to mi-cable height. h powerful windlass lias lieen con- i t .1 at a aint alsiut 1IH) feet below J iiriilse, and a rojio attached to it is j mil at the i-dge of the deliris. In av tlie course Ix-tweon one of the t nniMif the railroad liridgu has Ixs-n e .ml nut. Where dynamite lias lieen :tn hurst the loir, another span has freed of the debris, a siacc of alxuit i:.ty I v forty feet Uing cleared. The . irriwv well Miiplied with tools. J tlie fun is not large enough to t-p ra;iiJ headway. J n scan li has ln-en almost abaii.hned. ii i-li. veil that few in addition to alri ndy mentioned will I found t 1 tin- del ris is loosened and started f n tlie river. Tlie tKxIiisj of Sir. t '-'Us and her daughter Teresa were iJ in the debris in the Cambria iron w'kt alfiut noon. Whole Families Wiped Out. fl! would lie iintxsible to mention all fc instances where entire fanning were S ellout of existence. Richard Worth ii"tt. who lived at l4 Conemauph -ft. stiti-s that his house was washed ..y, ami he lost his wife and three chil li n. Tin' holies of his wife and baby U-en recovered, but those of his Khter Mary, 7 years, and Annie, i liave not yet been found. Mr. nliiiit'lun's fatiier-indaw, Wm. IIow- tlw latt'T s wife, daughter Marcar i mi Julin and his wife and liaU'.with ir doiiwstie, Ann Evans, ail H-rished '.he fi.i. and none of the bodied liave : Iwti found. iiefor.- n n Unlay dot ween 12.000 and "i survivors had lieen n Risti-red at heatl'jiiartcrs .if the rinsim bureau. I . SM onaeliy. in charge, said that he '.i1evl to complete this work by to $ 'lT.m- evening;, and tliat then he would Mrv hi i list with the new directirv if Juliiistown. and suburbs, which was islnil two weeks airo by a jirintins weiif Alt'!ia. and lias never lieen After this work is through, till furnish the relief committH' w ith :ilirovini-iti..ti of tliA .niivoT Tliiu i il not i- correct, by any means, owing tW nuuilar who left the cilv without tis1nn? lint it iu ItiA lMt tl.ut -un ione un let tlie circumstances. The t'.mt Su.i1y Sheet. Tlie suiiplv of co.il is verv short, and I tlie railr.ui.1s are to olistructed with incer and relief trains, it would le "nl toolitain it in anv amount from f wi. so McMillan "wan ulaoiil in larp-of a numU-r of tuuares of lalor- and instructed to olitain a suHkient f-mount (or present use from coal banks tlie siirroun.liiiL' bills. This will I f ii!.i,..tl at central inU and the dis- oeuiKin ma.ie to sutTcrers in the usual av. Rrmotlnc Hod lew. M inr InmH,-, ,re recoven-d t!..'. fore- '""11. KlL'llteen llim l.arl l-n re. I'eJ a tl(e Fourth ward morjrue. and more had U.n limn.,1.1 ... .i.i. bill. '" by ( ii.t. J(hkh- workeiK. T".ie un- "naiiers Kept on the jun.p (roin ! won! ' L'o,"but even then the:' could keen nace m i, . , ,i .,, 'i .w,n 'heln. owiii.. to a Lk-Ii .rf to -.m. j knii.ss i,, the morgue. At noon a "' ad.litioiud corpses were laid in rowx yity ,)f ,u.ln w.re IUch C"tiiMeil and discolored from U ing l"r.K suUneil i the water. If thev not lanne,l l,v night thev will tie J':niH "Ho J,,-,, trenches and wivered Mn: 'tis is neresKirv owinc to decom P"s,ti.,n. Inthu wav it is ii.iv.iole that ttiany l,. will l; l,ri. .1 and lli. ir fkn is , mv,.r kn(m. wh.tt Ux.ale (f ""'n- lii-tors fear tvphus if the -t!iersl1K:, Ucoine warm. rant are llriil Turned Into a Morciie. The fimbria Iron company's pasture field on the lull, southeast of Johnstown, has t-een turned into a ccmeterv. A number of men are at work constantly ligU-uiK graves, and several hundred Ix.xes have N.n t.'Hiorai ilv interred. Hie Cambria luwpiuil. on ProsiH-ct hill, i ov rcrowdtsd with jiersoiw who were iujnred in the flood. There is only one patient, a woman, whose condition is i-onsidered aerious. Wie is hilffering from nervous prostration produreit by fright. Tlie physicians in charge hh'v ipisac is greatly needed at the hospitaf. At the Hrst ward s'hool house morgue, 11 1'iosjiect hill, there were nineteen tuxiies awaiting interment. The re mains of lieorgiana and Julia Kcigdon were identified. There an- ten Ixxlim at Ids morgue which have not lieen identi-i-5d, ei;jht women anil two men. lln. A. P. Ililler and family Ixit. Tlie congregation of St. Mark's Protestant Kpi-opal clunxrh lot 27 out if a iuemlei.liip of 150. The rector, Iev. A. 1. Ililler, wife and two children, everc. drowned and the Isxlutt liave not ret l-'ti fotirj. The church was a large irick building, with stone trimmings, ind was valued at fil.tHM. The entire itructure and a part of the foundation were swept away. Iluctor. IHilug Muhle Work. The jin valence of pneumonia, caused by exjiosuro. is assuming alarming pio lrtions. The large corps of physicians have all they can do in attending to the patients at Cambria City. Johnstown proper, Wood vale mid all tho suburbs. Not leas than :to0 curgical cases have Us'ii tnated at the Cambria hospital. Five hundiiHl patients in all were, re ceived. This is in charge of a corps of loctori from Altoona. nauielv, Ors. Iluck, the first on thu gnminf: Smith, Jacob, Sjianogle, Arney. W. H. Itoss, liruner and Sellers, the l itter ill charge j( the di.-jicnsary. Tliey have done and are doinr; noble work. Mead.-M are alllictin the cliihlren of l'rosx ct hill and Miuersville in alarming proiKirtio'.is. There are a few eases of real tyjihoid in Miuersville. All Biislneu Kn.andeil. Strangers coming to this jilaee fresh from coniarative comfort an first struck by the utter ab.sence of business if all kinds and thenlisciiceof the minor luxuriec of life. There is absolutely nothing for sale in the city but lalxir, jnd that is at a premium. A I'ltt.-burg man who had reason to write to his friends iu the city was kept hustling for an hour to obtain the neces sarr ien and ink and paper for which he lia.1 to pay f I. lie seiaxl upon a baiTel. ind taking a lean upon it used the head for his pnrxise. There is literally nothing to eat in the 'ity ex.-ept what has Ixvu donated by -ople firm other plai.s, and the wealthy, as w'U as the indigent, ar? .onipcll xl to apply for food. In some f7! -1 WOMAN'S BtlPY FOUND IX A TREE TOP. imes private supplie have lx.s?n received from the rural districts and riaid for by .he recipients, but only in isolated caws, is all the jxsiple aeem to vie with each ither in their hosjiitality. Somerset itizens, esxx?ially, have, lxxn Tcry liu Tal, ami it is reported that 100 of the iulferers have been fed there and housed iv the townspeople. All along the route i the Bultimore and Ohio IkiIcIs and .irivate houses have l sn opened and mndrcds more of sufferers are being Jiken care of. The I'Uua for Rebuild I nR. In conversation Superintendent Dun an of the Johnstown street railway and me of the leading citizens of the place, leclared that as soon as the people re covered in a measure from tho daztxl vindition in which they have been since he cata-trophe, jmmediatd measures A-ill Ix? taken in the direction of rebuilil ng. This will 1 a gigantic and costly ji-ork, but Mr. Duncan says he expects to xanewcitv airing from the ruins of itricken Johnstown. Although the loss if the Cambria Iron coinjiany will fixit ip into the millions, th-j destnu-tion of heir pi mt is not total, as apprehendi'd md rei.it-d at first, and oiheers of the oniwny now say they exjxs-t to re.mme iperations within thirty days. Gen. Halini' lieport. Johnstown, June . (Sen. Hastings las ju t made the following rejx.rt to tovernor lV-aver: '-Chief of Police iit tiagesliy informs mo the men re xirt no breaches of the peace l;ut night, t-'ullv 3,00l men are at work clearing olr lebi is. lilies are now Ix ing recivercxl n large numlx-ir. The citizens com nitt.s. is organized and the work is systematic. A detachment of twenty n.n of th Fourteenth regiment was letailed last night to guard supilies. Provisions are p-wiring in and itKilith u!t to take care of tlu m. There is no .utfering from want of f.xxl or sh. lter. Vntril utions of money are more de-unbk-tluin anything else.. Signod-J "t). H. Hastings, Gen L TO-DAY'S ESTIMATE. Inteillcrul Men and Women Plaee the n.ber at ll.tve.-n 1.MH and lS.ono. C. n ervative men are of the opinion Jiat the tuuiiU-rof Jx o:ih' detrove.1 will vach from 12. to J i.OO'. 1 his view f it is lus.-d on i.i uiy fragments of evi leiice ol-tam.sl from ov. r KM citizen, x-.ng carelul to select .is intelligent men uid women as could 1- found. They acreclun from as niaur occtiition. is possiiite, ana rrom as many social lasses. Tiiey were asked to estimate .he ixrr-entage of loss to the total popu lation, to ti ll how many people of their lomaintaiices have disappeared, how the ratherings of residents on the streets and a public places coimiare with the same n former times. Their atatements of 'acts and estimates were proved as far as rould lie. and tlie pendulum of calcula aon seems to be Ix-ating time when they iwing from 12.000 to i.i.oon. It must Ix? rememlxTed that a very Jirge proportion of this los is made up )f chiltiivn. How strikingly frequent is :he reference in the death list to "Mrs. Lines am six children." "Mrs. Smith uid rive children." In the morgue the ittle mes he in dozens where the adults ire in half dor.ens, but there is and has jx-n a much greater ditHcultv in re .oveiing the bodii-s of the children, lleing lighter ami smaller they have f ten Ufii swept into out-of-the-w-ay re--sst; that are ahut inaccessible, and ihey are more easily carried away. A verv great proportion of tlie children have ix-cn swept down the riverand their ixxlis driven in under overhanging tmiks, under thickets and in other places w here there is only a sparse popu lation and where the search is not car ried on in a careful and organized manner. As an illustration of this, just Uk)V rew Florence some, fragments of lothing were in full view of the path on the river Lank. Hundreds of ixople nassiil the place for three davs, looking for Ixi.lies, but thought it was only ihreds of orthl99 cloth they were looking at. Finally somebody poked at the rags with a stick, and a swirl in the uiTeiit brought a 2-vear-old babe to the surface. The drift of opinion among in telligent men, physicians, engineers and railroad men, is that from l.)0 to l,."i'H) of the liotlies will never lie found. Thonzlit He Was rry. A letter carrier named Patrick Hannan stab's that on the day of the disaster lie rushed around informing the pxiple of their danger, but residents of the city heard so much alxmt flixxls for years that they yelled "chestnuts," "rats and other epithets at him aud said ho was GATHERING VP TUB DEAI. just a little crazv. He ran to the hillside and ju-t got up there in time to see tlie. flood coining. He says it came like a loud, and from what he knows of the town he is satisfied that at least S.OOO persons perished. The man who n-ceiveil the first definite warning that the South Fork dam was aluiut to burst has just turned up. in the pers.in of A. J. Hass. who wascallixl up by t"'lephoii-. nt his oflice at 8 o'chx k on that fa til Friday morning and told to g.-t out of town, as the South Fork dum was weakening nud likely to give way. Although Mr. Hass went home im mediately after receiving the warning, he d'xs not seem to have appreciate the gravity of the situation, as he and his family were caught by the Hood and nar row ly escaped with their lives. Hail Sir. Hass conveyed a warning to his towns men he might have saved many lives, but the probabilities are that they would have shown the same indifference with which they had received numerous similar warnings in the past. Insnranee Agent nad Photographer. One of the features of the day was the arrival of a large numlx-r of life and ac cident insurance agents. Fully lot) ar rived and they are hard at work looking up the victims wlio were insured in the different companies. Very little infor mation can lx-procured yet. as there is really no official list of the identified dead, and even if there was there are so many people who cannot Ix identified that there is little or no hox- for the in surance agents getting anything like a compiete list. Another feature in the arrivals is the number of professional and amateur photograiihent who have put in an apjx arance. On every hillside and at phices among the ruins cameras can be seen in abundance. Tlie I lt of the HorrlTorx. The registration of survivors goes on, but not so rapidly as yesterday. Tlie to tal registration to date is only a trifle over 12.000, out of a total estimated pop ulation of the torrent-swept district of from 35,000 to 40.000 last Friday. Al lowance must be made, of course, for the large nunilxrs of survivors who have sought refuge with friends in other places, as well as many who have failed, either from ignorance or from omission, to register. Hut the falling off leads the autlmritics to apprehend that their worst fears may yet be realized and the death mil may amount well up into tho five figures. Visits to several of the registra tion offices and inquiries among survi vors who came in to register and a com pilation of the replies to them, indicate tliat the proixirtion of tlie saved and lost is alwiit equal. llob Fowler. Experience. One of the most mournful stories yet related was told by Officer Fowler of the IMttsburg police force. He said that while standing guard at the Baltimore and Ohio relief station he was ap proached by a tnxip of nine children walking single file, who were under the command of a girl 15 years of age. She told in a simple, etraightforward way how she was tiie oldest of her family and that her father, mother and older sisters had leen drowncd.while they had $urv'ved. The officer fed them and then put them iu cliarge of a man who veri fied their story. Fires light up tho waste places round atiout Johnstown, and waste places are the most prominent features of the land ca Some of tlie streets have been uncovered. End a large part of Main street has been cleared. Much. how. fver, remains to be done on it. and in the parts remaining uncovered by debris it is expected many bodies m-ill be recovered. Many of the lxxlies recovered were in very bud condition and had to ix? buried at once. Others, on the contrary, are in a remarkable state of good preser vation. Three taken out of the debris at tlie Cambria works were as firm as marble. They were Mrs. Downs and her widowed and unmarried daughters. Tw Isted Out of Kiiape. Yesterday morning while Superintend nt Miller's men were raising a car at Wixxlvale the body of a little baby was found under it. There were two sliawls lying near by, and Mr. Miller thinks the mother is not far away. Her body lias not been recovered. A young girl of ilxjnt 14 was found under the car also, lierlegwas smashed and twisted around her neck. ' "The people are dazed," said Superin tendent Miller. "It makes me feel sad to hear them talking alxmt their friends, without ainarciitly showing any emo tion. ' "I have been on many a bloody battle field," remarked one man, ,-and laughed it everv one of them, but I can't smile nere. This scene is too ghastly! The -ight of dead men, women and children touches the stoutest hearts." The Greatest Myxtery. The mystery to everybody who sees tlie destruction wrought by the waters is how did si i many people escape. You talk to men who got out alive and they .an t tell how ii was dime. In some in stances the water carried them to the hillside and they were landed. A pas jenger from the day express was carry ing a cripple from the train to a place of dielter. The water overtixik them, when he dropped the poor fellow and made for the hill. The cripple was car riisl awav and drowned. A lady grablxsj the man's coat, bat she lost her grip,"and in -an instant she was hit by a log and killed. Foreman Kelly thinks that not more than five jxople were lost in the trains at Coneniaugli. but Mrs. Schick of Heading, who was on tiic train, says that one car was carried ofl with twelve passengers or more in it- Prompt Measures by the Ktate Hoard ol Health. Johnstown, June 8. Dr. Menjamir Lee, the secretary of the state Ixiard ol health, has taken hold with a grip Uxr the handle. When he surveyed tht gTound to-day he found .that there welt no disinfectants in tho town, and nc utensils in which to distribute them liad there lieen any disinfectants. So he sent a squad across the river to the supply train below the viaduct, and had all the copperas and chlorate of lime to Iw car ried across the bridges in buckets. Hf sent another squad burning the ruins foi ut.-nsils. ai.d in the wreck of a general store on Main street they discovered pails, sprinkling xits and kettles. Tht copperos and chlorate were promptly set heating in the kettles over the street fire and in a short time a squad was out sprinkling the debris, which chokes Main street almost tv the house tojii for thre squares. ) The reason of this was that a brief in spection had satisfied Dr. Lee that nndei tlie wreckage were pihxl the lxxlies ol scores of dead horses. Meantime othei men were at work collisi-ting the Ixxlief of other dead Inn-si's. which were hauled to the lire, and, with the aid of rosin, burned to the numlx-r of sixty. A largi nunilxT of dead horses were buried yes terday, hut this course did not meet the state board's approval, and Dr. Lee hat ordenxl their exhumation for burning Dr. R. Lowrie Sibbett of Carlisle, was made medical inspector and sent uj through the boroughs up the river. At Mineral Point. Johnstown, June ft. Mineral Point, containing alxmt 22!5 residents, ii situated alxmt seven miles east of Johns town. It has since last Friday been com pletely cut tiff from the rest of tin world. The loss of life here was not nearly so Inrge as it would otherwist have been had not the most of the peo ple left their homes some time before, owing to the reports of 'the dam being liable to break at any moment. Out ol a total of thlity-four houses in the plact only seven are left, and the reason they were not taken was that they went situated at some distance up the moun tain side out of reach of the flood. Not a single vestige of the houses swept away can be seen. There was only one churcch in the place (Methixlist) and it was swept nway. Tlie numlier of per sons up to the present time known to Ix drowned is 16. Tne town is almost com pletely obliterated. What was formerly the main street is now the bed of the river. Many resixmsible people here whe saw the Hood coming afiirin tliat it was at least 20 feet higher in the center than it was at the sides; and as one person graphically expressed it, " looked just like e sliding forest rushing on us." 24S Bodies Found. Johnstown, June 6. Two hundred and forty-six more lxxlies werr found, of which the majority have been identified. This swells the list" to 3,113 bodies. On the corner of Main and market streets to-day the workmen uncovered 32 bodies lying withiu an area of 30 feet square, and they had evidently run out of their houses in freight when the buildings fell uixn them from the force of the water, Tia-y were all badly crushed, most of them being unrecognizable. Up at til Fourth street school -house moue are now 40 unidentified lxxlies. A Pitiful f.hi was the ditcovery of a woman in a pik of drift on tne tanks of the Coneuiaugli, not far from iu. Hastings' head quarters. cl.ipiti.g her threo children in her nns, which hid to he broken to take them from her for preparation for interment. Another mother with three children in her arma was also found. inese illustrations recall a story that is told of a mother who sat on a roof on Saturday morning after the flood, with her nims children gathered around about her. The father had been swept away Ix-fore tlieir eyes. Devoted as only a mother can be, she refused to leave her place until every one of the children was in safety. 1 ne twelve children that were found in the debris of the opera house, the fifty that were found near tho Presbyterian church, the twenty that were found in the mountain drift in front of the general omcea of the Cambria works and the 300 that were found in all yesterday give promise of an immense fist of the dead that will only lx revealed in its entirety when tlie list of the survivors is made up. A Change of Diet Seeded. Burgess Evans of Woortvale is afraid a fever will break out among the Hot) people, at that place. They imvo been living on bread aud pork since Friday, and unless this fare is ciiangcd very wxin an epidemic is certain to break out". The people are aLso bound together in close quarters. Tlie burgess has ordered the houses to be scrublxl from top to bot tom. What the people need is tents. There are a number in the city, but they have not vet reached this place. The Ixirough has lx-en cut otf from the city until to day. It is to Ixj hoped kind friends will relieve these (x xir people at once. They are sutTi ring untold miseries. A Ilroken-lleurted Woman. A grry-liaiifd woman was among the applicants for clothing at the distribut ing depot nt the Pennsylvania railroad station in the morning. An outiit was made up and given her, but after exam ining the dress she reapproached the agent in charge and asked if he wuuld exchange it for a black one. "I have lost all my family," she added by way of axilogy, as the tears streannsl down her wrinkled face, "and would like to have a black dress if 1 can get one. My husband and four children are in that awful pile by the stone bridge, and I am alone now." A black dress was found for her. A Ilemoerat Appoiuted. Washington, June 6. John Vig neaux, who was yesterday appointed United States marshal for Western Louisiana, is a Demixrrat. and was recom mended to the presid ?nt by the Louisiana Republicans for protwting negroes from vio.'ence at the Novemlr election. The Itlvem. Portsmouth River X feet 5 Inches and ris ing. Umisville Hlver rlsinff, wltli 9 feet 5 Inches In the falls and 11 feet 7 inches in the canal. Cincinnati Kiver M fuel z inches aad swell ing at nutm. . Truffle Suspended. rtRADFoltu, Pa.. June 3. Jfot a train has passed over the Western division ol the New York. Luke Erie and Western railroad yesterday. FromWellxville to Al mond, a distance of twenty-three miles, the road winds along tiie bank of the (jenessce river. Ilig washout occurred at FJm Valley, Tiptop. Alfred and Al mond. The big iron -a-idge at llellive dere is reported to have collapsed. About thirty culverts and small bridge have also gone out o trains will pass over the road until Monday or Tuesday. On the Bradford division three miles of track between Irviuc's Mills and Cnmill ton is all under water, and a big iron bridge spanning the Allegheny is weak ened, and may give out. Not in twenty-one years has the Allegheny river run so high. The towns of Limestone, Tuna anil Carrollton are submerged. The Buffalo, Rix'hester and Iittsburg, the Philadelphia and Erie and tho New York and Western suffered heavy wash outs, and lost miles of track at Marion Junction and Johnsonburg. No trains are running on the Kixdiester division of theWesternNew Yorkand Pennsylvania. Nearly all the trains out of Bradford have been alxindoned. About 2,000.000 feet of logs went out at Weston's Mills, on the Allegheny, and other big booms also broke lxne. At Portage the flixxl is unprecedented. At Friendship a large brick house top pled over into the tiixkl. A WAIF FROM THE WATERS. A Live Raby Fished from the Hirer at Pine Creek. PiTTSBTRfl, June 3. Last evening s pathetic sight presenttsl itself to the eyes of the vigilant watchers along the Alle gheny river at Pine creek, on the West Penu railroad. At nearly dark several men - who were catching and hauling in drift and anything else that might Ix made useful. They had Ix-en looking for anything that would float, but were hardly prepared for tho little package ol humanity that Lav wet and almost drowned among a lot of debris, which had been drawn into the eddy formed by tho mouth of Pine creek. The little thing, which is hardly over a year old, was taken out of the wet Ix-d, which might have Ix-en its watery grave. It was taken in charge by Mrs. Jarnc Farmeic of the Rising Sun hotel, when it was warmly clad and carefully cared for. Sunday afternoon it was as lively and as healthy hxiking as any child of the same age. It is almost a miracle how this mite of humanity escaped death in a raging tor rent, after a journey seventy miles long, while many thousands of sturdy men and women met their death almost in the twinkling of an eye. A report comes from Freep-ort to the effect that a man who had been catching and holding on to anything that his "pike hixik" would reach, did not lose his presence of mind when he pulled in a piano with the corpse of a man on it. Hd got hold of the water logged musical instrument, hut left the laxly to the mercy of tlie flood. He was watched by many sK-c tutor?, some of whom asked liiui why he allowed the body get away. He replied that the corpse was no good to him, but the piano might be. Itaseb-ill. At Columbus Mirraing- a-ame Philadelphia, 11; Iniiianaimlis, K. Afleruoou PtiiJaeelpliia, 11; Indianapolis. 4. At L'uluuibus C'olambaa, 7; Louisville, 2. THAT AWFUL DAM. Warnings sent Down th. Valley Rom i Ce fora the Calamity CoL I'user's Story. PlTTSBfRO, June C CoL Unger. who is at the head of the South Fork Hunt ing and Fishing club, has the following to say of the bursting of the dam: ' Tao rox)rt that the weir or outlet for the water in the embankment was closed or clogged up is not true. It is aiiout twelve or fifteen feet high and very wide wide enough to allow all the water to tlow out under ordinary cir cumstances. A screen was placed in the outlet, but tliat was a sma'd concern about two feet high with a pier of tim ber on each side. The remainder of the space was entirely clear, and the screen was only heavy enough to keep the rUh back. "It was raining hard on Friday, and as I live within a short distance of the dam. I put on my gnra coat and went out to look at it. The lake, was then rising at the rate of four inches an hour, which is quite fast for a body of water like that When it got up to the weir tho water rushed through in a terrilic volume. I then ordered the laborers, ten or fifteen iu all. To Cnt a New Sloi.-eway at the west end of the emiiankment. They worked incessantly, and the water kept coming up all the time. As I said, much of it escnix-d through the weir, and about 11 o'clock the thxxl began to assume such dangerous proportions that I ordered a civil engineer. Mr. Parke, to take a horse and gallop through the val ley and warn the people of the iin)x-id-ing danger. Ho left in haste, and did his duty, returning in tune to help with the digging of the new outlet.. By the time he returned the water- was U'gin ning to How over the dam. The new sluiire was discharging a fearful volue of water, and I was advised by many of the x-oplo not to dig it or have it dug. But I am positive that by it being done the dam was kept from bursting for fully an hour. We also had a portion of the roadway on the top of the embank ment ploughed up. which formed a breast work. This was intended to keep the water hack And Divide the Current toward the sluice way. We had piled up the dirt to the height of several fis t, and this way held the water in check for more than an hour. At about 3:1! the dam burst while we were still at work. When we Ixcame fearful f the dam we sent wanting down along toe stream, but they were apparently not heeded. When the heavy masonry gave way from the immense pnssure of tlie pent-up waters, and I had done all in my x.wer to avert the fearful disaster, I was thoroughly exhausted. I returned to the house and wa.oumpletely prostrated. After Mr Park had given the warning along the vnliev, he came back and assisted in the effort to avert the disaster. The dam. as is known, was built by the state. We diil not increase the height, but simply repaired the wall." FLOOD BRIEFS. Ptttsbarffurs are now In sole charge of the nlace. The First National hank is open for business, as ii. also the savings hank. - Nearly $is.'iii in mnnev was received on Wednesday fur the suilorerx. Sheriff MrS"'aniiles of PillshMfK Is one of the haniest workers ou tiie irrofTTid. A servant at the HuilxM-t house, reiiortd rirn!, has turned up safe and sound. The R & O. road is now ox-n to the eaM sod trains are being pushed in every direction. Thirty doctors arrived on the scene from Philadelphia. There is work for them all. Another lartr of undertakers arrived in Johnstown Thursday uioruiug from Pitts burn. tien. Lew Wallace teteirranhs President Har rison thut his wife, who was reported lost ill the fltxHl, has turned up all riirliL Lynching is gixid treatment for the irhntils. but even thts extreme emtty basso fur prox.sl insufficient to preveut an occasional offense of the kind. A boy aged about 10 years, who is snpyxised to he one nt tlie victims of The .lolmsiowu flixxi. was found in the Ohio river at .Munluur junction this uMN-niiitf. The Fonrteent u re-riment is ronghintr it their tents liave Dot arrived yet. They will camp, as wxin as their tents arrive, opposite the itaitimore and Ohio depot. Diliirent search is still beinir made for Rev. Inlley, the Kpisrooalian minister, who. with his w ii'e. dauntilor and infant son. are mistnir. His friends reside in Lam-a-trr. Pa. Miss Clara Burton of Washington. D. C, the leader of the Red Cross corjis. known all over the wriald, has arrived with her assot ial.-s, and assumed vbariie of all female relief corps. The mnniclpa! council of llnhlin, Ireland, unanimously adopted resolutions of sympathy anil condolence with the sulTerers h nissls at Johnstown and other places in the I'uitt-d Mates. The trustees of MHIwoikI park, flreenshnnr, have thrown ox-n the ground lo the use of the Johnstown sulf.-rers. Tne coltnire owners have also g-iveu tlie use of the cottages to tlie same causs. Tlie loss of life in the frvir Konmn t'alholii: oong reirat ions is rc(mrosl nt from sui to l.ito out of a total of from lliol to s.ito communi cants. The loss on church properly w ill toot up about f l.mo.ixi. Mrs. Miller is thought to Im iroin eraxy wirh grief fta the loss of tier father, mother, tbne sisters, a hrolber-in-law ami Ins infant son. Her bushami survives, but tlie two of them had a narrow escape. As showing the utter desolation that has fallen upon those that have ht children, many married couples are seekiiig liltletines for adoption. Auytiiinir thai may tx; a hulin to their bruised, hearts. A committee of Pittsburir Episcopal minis ters arrived this morning to take charge of tlie parish aud extend what, relief Ihey run. So far as they can riml out the conurcaliou loses IS out of SO communicants. The flmi army tents bronght on by Adjt. (en. Axlilie of Ohio have heeu divideJ, and two white-walled villages now alford shelter to nearly n,tnw homeless people. Taese viilagi-s are policed and under cnarge of t.cu. Axhue. Seven suspicious looking individuals were escorted out of town at lilo'chx-k Wednesday by a squad of the Fourteenth regiment, t ol. Perchment has instructed his men to keep a close watch tor all disreputable l.iukiiig char acters and run them out of the city. Minor Contributions. The Jackwm city (MichJ bank bas forwarded a check for m The employes of the Pittiburg postofTlee contributed Jcjis Si. Marietta. O., sent $1,0)0, which was received Wednesday maliing. The total hs. as estimated by conservative men. is placed at SsA.tui.uu. The National Brewers' convention. In session at Niagara ralLs, contributed SIO.UUI. The contributions keep jionrimr in. and now almost a million dollars has been received, la cold cash.