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THE BOARD OF INQUIRY.
'THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS TO TIE
If Carried Out *1,180,000 Will hu Fa Id to
t! Needy ut Ouee.
'"tie Board of Inquiry has maue a com
plete register of all the property losses in
the valley. For the past week they have
been giving the matter their undivided
attention, and iu each district three resi
dents .have been added, as local members
of the board. In this manner very full
and complete returns were obtained, and
after giving each cose most careful atten
tion it was classified and filed. The man
ner in which the committee performed its
work, is best explained by the following
letter from the Chairman of the Board to
Mr. Cummin, who has been here repre
senting Governor Beaver's Commission.
JOHNSTOWN, PA., July 4, 1889.
lion. llugit Cummin, John.,toion, /'a.
DKAR Slit: The Board of Inquiry con
sists of a Ciiairmun, Tom L Johnson, of
Cleveland, 0., and five members, being
representative citizens of Johnstown and
neighboring boroughs. The Board ap
pointed and advertised eighteen meetings
which so tar have been well attended. At
eacli meeting a Local Committee of citi
zens consisting of from three to five were
selected by the Board Iroui a number of
persons chosen by the meeting. This
committ -e examined carefully the state
ments of loss prepared by the clerks of
the Board iu the presence of the person
claiming to have lost frieuds, relatives or
property, each statement being made in
the name of the head of the family. The
estimate of the loss of property made was
modified and changed as in tlie judg
ment of the Local Committee it became
necessary. The Committee's estimate is
the estimate of record. The present con
dition of each applicant was considered
and finally the best judgment of the
Board was exercised iu recommending
the family for assistance into the various
classes on the basis of their present needs
rather than upon the extent of their loss.
Class 1 is the class to which the Com
mittee assigued tiic most needy,.generally
a woman who had lost lier husband or
son, and was left with a large family to
support with scarcely a 113- property
saved. A few men whose physical con
dition was such that they were unable to
earn a living and bad a large family with
no property were assigned 10 this class.
Class 11. is the class to which the Com
mittee assigned the next most needy fam
ilies, following the same general rule as
above, being people who had lost some of
their family and had more property, and
whose physical condition in the judgment
of the Committee was somewhat better.
Class 111, is the class to which the Com
mittee assigned the next most needy to
clast two, generally families who bad re
covered something from the flood; but
very little but to whom a small amount
ot money was of great present need.
Class IV, is the class to which the Com
mittee assigned families generally small
in number, and having some member of
the family able to work, and either had no
property*saved from the flood or very lit
tle. In some cases the parties owned a
lot which had no present value, but 011
which they could possibly borrow some
money to help them to erect a building
together with any assistance recicived
and would put them in a shape to very,
soon be self-supporting.
Class V. is the class to which the Com
mittee assigned the parties in the judg
ment of the Committee requiring assis
tance promptly, hut in smaller amounts,
jennet ally in a case where a man was em
ployed and had lost heavily, having a
smaller family depending upon him than
in the other classes, and to whom a small
amount of money would result in great
present good in providing the family with
some of tite necessaries of life.
Class VI, is tite class to witielt the Com
mittee assigned all other cases no matter
how severe their losses, bat in which the
('ommittec considered the present value
of property such that the persons were
not objects of immediate c airitv. This
class contains a great many who should
be considered and assisted after tuc tirst,
live classes have been taken care of and
provided for. In other word', this class
it was considered could w lit, while all
the others were cases of great pressing
The foregoing are the rules established
by the Board of Inquiry and which have
been fairly well carried out by the local
committees always losing with tiie assist
ince of at least one member and some
times tw ) or three members of the Board
if Inquiry. Respectfully submitted
TOM L. JOHNSON - .
Chairman Hoard of Inquiry.
( lass one, to which the largest amounts
were recommended, consists in nearly
every instance of a widow, or widow and
child, and in whose ease the husband and
father, or other members who helped sup
port the family were drowned. In these
cases the Committee did not consider
whether the family before the flood
were worth S2OO or §2,000. If they lost
all. and the bread-winners in addition,
they were placed in the highest class and
entitled to the greatest bounty. The
other classes were determined also with
the end iu view of benclittiim the most
The committee worked hard day and
night and completed their work Saturday,
and through their chairman will present
the following recommendations to Gover
nor Beaver's commission on Tuesday,
their report having been sanctioned by
the local finance committee :
In class No. 1 they have placed 205
cases, to which they recommend the pay
ment of SI,OOO each.
In class 2 there are 237 cases, each to
Class 3 contains 372 cases, to each of
which a payment of S4OO is recom
The payment of these three classes will
require $400,000, and it is recommended
that they be paid at once. This to be im
mediately followed by paying 1,108 cases
in clnss 4 S3OO each, and 1,090 cases In
class 5, S2OO each, requiring an additional
sum of SOOO,OOO.
The recommendations of the committee
provide for the immediate disbursement
of *1,186,000 to 3,080 different families, or
in average of *332 to every family.
These 3,080 eases will include all those
who arc in immediate want.
Class (I will include the heaviest losers,
but they are not in immediate want, and
no recommendation is made now in their
cases, but they will be considered further
A WIFE FROM THE FLOOD.
A Kansas Man Applies for One —Hulbrrt
House Inquired for.
The following is a special from this city
to the Pittsburgh Dispatch of yesterday :
The number of letters received by the
Bureau of Information have fallen off con
siderably within the past week, hut an or
casiual ludricrous one turns up. To-day
a long letter was received from a man in
Kansas asking the bureau to find a wife
among the flood sufferers. The writer
stated that he was a farmer, and owned
two well-stocked farms iu the vicinity of
Parsons. He is 35 years of age and
wanted a good looking young woman be
tween the age of 20 and 30 years. She
must be educated and know something
about house-keeping. The olllcers of the
department have had many inquiries for
relics, but this is the first time, they say,
that anybody has asked for a living one.
The man preferred a woman who had
been rescued from the flood, and said he
would marry her withiu three months.
Another letter was received this week
from a mining camp in Colorado, asking
for information in regard to Hulbert
House. The writer states that he had
read the name among the lost in the Dis
patch, and having a brother beaaing the
same name, he wrote to inquire if it was
he. After diligent inquiry it was ascer
tained by the oliieers of the bureau that
there had been no one of the name here,
and that the " Hulbert House," the big
hotel which had been swept away by the
flood, was what had misled the inquirer.
A letter was received on Monday from
a woman in Hanover, Germany, asking
for information in regard to lier husband,
who hud left lier but a few mouths before
the flood. The letter was written iu Ger
man, and one of the clerks had to reply in
the same language. It was found that
the woman's husband was alive, but bad
had a very narrow escape iu getting out
of his house.
THE FISHING Cl.l'lt RESPONSIBLE.
Thai I* the Finding ol* the Coroner'*
Inquest at its Last Sitting on Satur
'I lie Coroner's Jury held their final sit
ting at the office of Coroner Evans on
Napoleon street on Saturday night. Only
one witness, Mr. James M. Shumaker
Mr. Shumaker testified that he was at
South Fork about nine years ago, when
the dam was being rebuilt, and saw quan
tities of hay and straw put in the fill up.
lie was not an expert on dam building,
he said, and did not know whether the
dam was properly constructed or not.
After consulting a short time the jury
brought in the following verdict :
" We, the undersigned, the jury em
panelled to investigate the cause of the
death of Ellen 1 lite on May 81, after hear
ing the testimony, find that Ellen Rite
came to her dealli by drowning ; that the
drowning was caused by the breaking of
the South Fork darn. We further find,
front the testimony and what we saw on
the ground, that there was not s ifficient
waste weir, nor was the dam constructed
sufficiently strong nor of the proper ma
terial to withstand the overflow;and hence
we find that the owners of said dam were
culpable in not making it as secure as it
should have been, especially in view of
the fact that a population of many tliou-
sands were in the valley below: and we
hold that the ownsrs are responsible for
the fearful loss of life and property result
ing from the breaking of the darn.
John i ho, Abraham Fcrner, 11. If
Blair, John 11. Deviuc, John A. Wissen
gcr, F. W. Coliiek."
It will be seen by this that the members
of tile Fishing Club arc held responsible
lor the breaking of the dam, and it will
now be in order for District Attorney Fen
lon to have indictments drawn up and the
members of the club held for trial.
CooperMlaltt Comes In tor Its Share.
In the wreck of matter and crush of
towns one place that suffered more than
is generally supposed is Coopcrsdale. Ly
ing as it does on an elevated hank of
twelve to fifteen feet above the river in an
ordinary rise, it was thought by the Johns
town people that it was fully protected,
inasmuch as the water from the reservoir
would he so spread out before reaching it
thai little or no damage could he done.
But a visit to the place dissipated this
hopeful view. The buildings on the south
West of the long street are all more or less
injured, and siahlcs. fences, yards and
carditis nil destroye I. In the lower part
of town eleven dwellings with their con
teats were carried awn and the large
planing mill and i.e. factory belonging to
George W. Htut/.iiiau were destroyed, as
was also the Johnstown Steel and iron
Casting Company, on the opposite side of
Those sustaining the heaviest loss by
the destruction of buildings were Caleb
Butler, N. B. Griffith, George Conner, G.
W. Blutzmun, Mrs. Hannah Hess, Peter
Felix, John McCurdy, David Brantlinger.
The two stores owned by Jacob Hoover
and Kunkle Brothers A Sheridan suffered
severely. The loss on goods damaged
and destroyed is put at $3,000 each. In
cluding damage to property and house
hold goods the former's loss is estimated
at $3,000 and the lattcr's at $4,000.
Among other losses and inconveniences
is the destruction of gardens, yards and
fences on the northeast side of Main
street, and the complete demolition of
the bridge across to Bheridan station.
Within the past few years three bridges
have been thus swept away, one being for
wagons, and the other two wire suspen
sion ones for people on foot.
LIST OK JI'BOKS.
The following is the list of Jurors
drawn for the aptctal term of court, be
ginning on the third Monday of August,
and the regular term in September :
TKAVKKSK a CROSS —Ml llt 1* MONDAY OK AUOUST.
Adams, James, laborer, Clearfield twp.
Anna, chas., Jr., carpenter. Elder twp.
Blair. John A., gentleman, Ebensbnrg.
Bumgardner, George, teamster, hast cone
Burkhart, J. s., fanner. Adams twp.
Collins, Pliillp, contractor. Ebensburg.
Collins, Dennis, mill hand, MlllvlUe.
Conrad, Anthony, farmer, Allegheny twp,
Douglass, Silas, farmer, Clearfield twp.
Edwards, David, roller. Conewaugli bar.
Eger, Frederick, brewer, cnrrolltown.
Ferguson, Kobe r:. firmer. 11 la e'click twp.
Flick, Jerome, fanner, Allegheny twp.
Gates, David, farmer, Lower Voder twp.
Glass, E<L, farmer, Munsiertwp.
Green. James I'., laborer. Cambria bor. <
Hersliberger, George, cc k, Johnstown,
nines, Lewis, miner, i o t ige twp.
now, Henry, laborer, lie le twp.
Kinney, James, laborer. coueinaugh bor.
Kinney, John, engineer. Kai Couemaugh.
Link. John, West lay lor twp.
Lloyd, John, merchant, Ebensburg.
I.ysett, Daniel, laborer, Cambria.
Lynch, John, Justice of the Peace, Washington
Mulvehlll, Peter, farmer. Lower Voder twp.
Newman, John \\.. carpenter. Lower Voder
Mcliodemus, Frank, clerk, Johnstown.
Noel, Henry, farmer, Clearfield twp.
Oldham, Jethro, boss, Stonycreek twp.
Kaney, Joseph, carpenter, washingtown twp.
Idblett. John, farmer, West Taylor twp.
Vaughn. Samuel, superintendent, coopersdale,
W estover, WUI s, liveryman, Elder twp.
Wllhlde, A. u., clerk, lleade twp.
Wlss, Joseph (of John), farmer, croyle twp.
TKAVKKSK JURORS—KOCKTII MONDAY OK At'OUST-
Blckford, Samuel A . engineer, East coueinaugh.
Blller, George, fanner, Allegheny twp.
Bomgardner, Joseiih, farmer, Kichland twp.
Boyle. Charles E., merchant, Cambria.
Byrne, John, laborer. Larralltown.
Cadugan, WUUani. machinist, .MlllvlUe.
Campbell, John, laborer, MlllvlUe.
Connelly, Patrick, merchant, .MlllvlUe.
Conrad, J. 11., machinist, Johnstown.
Dally, John, farmer, Munstertwp.
Davis, Mellaril, machinist. Wooilvale.
Empficld, Thomas, farmer, lltackllck twp.
Eluuerty, Patrick, farmer. Dean twp.
Foster, Andrew, merchant. Johnstown.
GiVlllth, Abner. farmer, Mouycreek twp.
Hart, Alex. N., clerk, Johnstown,
lllbner, Adam, molder, Johnstown.
Hornlck, .John .v., laborer, Kichland tivp.
Kerr, Daniel, farmer, JaekoOu twp.
Klrby, Edward T'„ farmer, summerlUll twp.
Jones, David K., laborer. Woodvale.
Miles, Edward, laborer, prosjiect.
Murphy, 1). A., agent, i rank.ln.
McGough, Charles, laborer. croyle twp.
McGraln, John, laborer, t nest springs.
MCllugli, Owen. Sr., me arable. MlllvlUe.
Noel. John C.. laborer. I'onage t .vp.
Owens, I'atric.., farmer. Munstertwp.
O'Brien. W. S., grocer, ii.vhle.
O'Couneil. Patrick, laborer, .MlllvlUe.
O'llagan, Hugh, farmer, t leartteld twp.
Sbartz, Charles, merchant, south Fork,
smith, Toney, laborer, Jobnstown.
Stull, David D.. farmer. Itlchlnnd twp.
Topper, John li., farmer, Adams twp.
M Ike, Isaac, clerk, lilackllettivp.
(UtANC JITIUKS— SXPTKMIIKII TKHM.
Adams, William, engineer. Franklin.
Angus, Jacob, farmer. East Coneinnugh.
Austead, Wlhlaiu, car,'enter. Johnstown.
Baker, William, tarmcr, Allegheny twp.
Boyle, Daniel, n., tarn AT, 1 royle twp.
Bradley, Huge, mill in ml, .Johnstown.
Brnwley, James t; . timer, portage twp.
Buck, A. C., uiorcli int. Uaillizlii.
Carroll. M, J„ cirri:. Johnstown.
Davis, Timothy l:„ laborer, l-.ast conemaugh.
Dunml '.William carpenter, south Fork,
nelllg, I a ill, farmer. Cambria twp.
Fagan, At 1111 am A., painter, Carroll twp.
Furran. ! at rick, farmer, cambrlu twp.
Johnson, claude. m.inufaoi urer. stonyoreek
Jones, . nomas .1..' borer. .lohustowu.
M-'lloa. .lames, fan i--r Carroll twp.
Miller, George \v.. plasterer, Johnstown.
O'Neill, John, inbornr, C ambria.
Flack, Willi.,m n., inn er, Johnstown,
staekhouse, Alex, loreiaan, Lower Voder iwp.
Van. oriner, c. Hunks, laborer. Head twp
West, l-'ie.ery, clerk, • onemaiigh lror.
Zlmuierii..,li t,i- Ige, < lerk. conemaugh hor.
lII.CC M.S.. lI'KOKS KIIIST WKKK.
Boslert, Gusune, merchant, conemaugh bor.
Myers, itenj. tanner, Readetwp,
oasstday, George, farmer, deal-held twp.
chute, William, painter, Kbeusburg.
Clark, John ii„ hotel .o-eyer, Washington twp.
I'uster.Gc.i ge, farhn-i. Adulllstwp.
Howling. Joan, nie elianl, Cambria lior.
Uunml.'- Za h. lab- iciv cmjlvtwp.
Klx-rl.v. Augu:lue, lartuer. .Minister I wp.
Kckenrode .udrew. met'clianf, Carrolltowu.
Kvans, William K. laborer, Johnstown,
t'ousi. Charle-. > nglneei. I ortage twp.
l-'ree, Klehard. Innkeeper, Ashvllle.
Kilt/.. Charles piumlier, Johnstown.
Gore, henry, laboier. Johnstown.
Gray, Jos-ph A. merchant, carrolltowu.
llall, Albert, farmer. W'ashlngtowri twp.
lialiillton, John. Jr., miner, Lilly.
Ilochstetn. August, laborer. Grubbtown.
ttfiover, 'I homas, farmer. Cambria twp.
Uorrocks, Jonathan, coal dealer, conemaugh bor.
Humphreys. William, carpenter. Kbeusburg.
Hunt, Henry, laborer, West Taylor twp.
Kaylor, James J., farmer, Allegheny twp.
Kinney, Thomas, farmer, Wllmore.
Kllnemeyer, Herman. Jr., laborer, l'ortage twp.
Lawrence, Samuel c., steel worker, .MlllvHle.
Lehman, John p.. farmer, Conemaugh twp.
Lenhart. Milton, saddler, Johnstown.
Levergood. Jacob c.. in üble cutter, Joltnstown.
Lilly, sanmi-l, farmer, Cambria twp.
.Mills. David, gentleman, Gullltziu.
Mellrlde, John, farmer, Cambria twp.
Mecam-e, James P.. gentleman, Clearfield tivp,
Mocombe, Albert, farmer, Harr, twp.
Nagle, John J., udtier. GallUzln t wp.
overdorf, Wllilaui, earpenier, Lower Voder twp.
(julnn, Pat rick, fatohman, Conemaugh bor.
salkeld, James, miner. South Fork.
Slick, William, surveyor, Johnstown,
siberts, Seb.istlan, miller, GallUzln tivp.
storm. Theodore, farmer, Clearfield twp.
slough. John 1... palmer, Kbeusburg.
ToinUnsoD, Joseph, farmer. Allegheny twp.
Troxell, ( has. R, constable. Headetwp.
Vomer, George c.. laborer, Jackson twp.
Winner, John, farmer. White twp.
WlSstnger, J. 'l'., carpenter. Johnstown.
TKAYKHSg JUUOKS—SECONO WEEK,
Anderson, Benjamin, farmer, Allegheny twp.
Bender, Englebert, farmer, Clnartield twp.
Boyle, Charles, merchant, Lower YOder,
Briber, Edward, laborer, Johnstown.
Buck, Jacob, farmer, Allegheny twp.
Carroll, Thomas, mlll-haml, Conemaugh bor.
Clark, Patrick. Jr., laborer. East conemaugh.
cooper, A. B. superintendent, coopvrsdalc.
Davis, Thomas 8., farmer, Carroll twp.
Delozler, Terronee, cabinet-maker, (TcnrOold
Dtinmlre, (iabrlel, farmer, Adams twp.
Barren, John 11., miller, woodvale.
Fockler, Jacob, grocer, Johnstown.
Ford, James, laborer, Cambria.
(Allan, Timothy, teamster, West Taylor twp..
(iouglinonr, George, laborer, conemaugh bor.
Howell. William, farmer, 6
Jay, Harry, tinner. Stonycreek twp.
Johnston, Jos. W., blacksmith, Johnstown.
Jones. Uenjamln, farmer, Cambria twp.
Kaln, ( harles. fanner, Carroll iwp.
Klein, George. farmer, lt.irr twp.
Koliler, Jla: bias, carpenter, conmaugh bor.
Kohler. Milton C., cleric, Johnstown.
KnimenacUer, Joseph, salesman. Washington
Ly'.le. A. fl., foreman, south Fork.
Miller, Frederick, barber, Johnstown.
Miller, George, clerk, t omnaugh bor.
Myers, B. F„ laborer, Iteade twp.
McClarren, James .\L, miner, south Fork.
McKenna, John, merchant, conm iugh bor.
McKenzle, Peter J., rarrner. Allegheny twp.
McMUlan, Jas. A., plumb r, John-tow n.
NefT, John, farmer, bummerhllltwp.
Piatt, Francis c., merchant, Gadlizln.
Pruner, Harry, painter, Loretto.
Ilelg, Vincent, farmer, Carroll twp.
Klblett, Jacob D., farmer, Couiuaugh twp.
lilnlnger, W. W„ labo er, West Taylor twp.
Kohrabaugh, John A., farmer, Cambria twp.
Sanders, I'hlllp. farmer. Munstertwp.
Scanlun, Joseph, farmer, Allegheny twp.
Schrlft, Simon. Croyle twp.
Sarlouis, Andrew, Jr., miner, Johnstown.
Varner, George W., carpenter, conemaugh bor.
Walters, Christ, farmer. White twp.
Weaklaud, John M., farmer, Susquehanna
Wlss, Lewis, fanner, Croyle twp.
Th Pennsylvania Seashore Excursions—A
Delightful Trip to the Seaside.
For several summers past the select sea
shore excursions of the Pennsylvania Rail
road haw been accounted the most de
lightful trips ever arranged for the people
of this section. They have presented
opportunities for visiting the most popular
resorts on the Atlantic coast, at a rate of
fare which comes within the power of all,
and the limit of the visit has covered just
the period of time that busy people could
devote to leisure.
The announcement that the excursions
will be resumed this season is good news.
Thursday, July 11th, is the date fixed
and Atlantic City, Cape May, Sea Isle
City, or Ocean City are the resorts from
which a choice may be made. A special
train, running on the schedule given lie
low. will carry the party, and the roiiud
trip tickets, good for ten days, will lie
sold at the rates quoted:
Pittsburgh slo UO 8.55 A. M,
East Liberty 10 uu u.05 ••
lrwln fi> 00 9.35 "
t'ntontowu to on 6.58 ••
i omiellsvllie 10 oo 7.33 "
Scottdale 10 00 7.M "
Greensburg 10 oo 0.53 "
Indiana io oo K. 311 ••
Butler 1000 0.15 ••
Apollo 10 00 8.35 "
Lutrobe io oo 10.10 "
Bnllrsvllle 10 00 o.sS "
Johnstown 035 11.08 "
cresson H SO 11.57 "
Altoona 8 00 1.15 P.M.
Hellwood 8 00 1.18 -
Clearfield 875 9.10 A. M.
Bellefonte 850 10.35 "
pblllpsbui-g 850 10.33 "
Tyrone 7 05 1.30 P.M.
Huntingdon 710 3.03 '•
Cumberland 8 50 8.30 A.M.
Bedford 8 50 0.55 "
Mt. Union 6 75 3.33 P. M.
McVeytown 050 3.43 "
Lewistown Junction 800 3.00 "
Mltllln 5 05 3.30
Fori Koyal 560 3.84 "
Newport 500 8.51 **
Philadelphia, arrive 7.50 "
TIIO party will rest 111 Philadelphia the
night of the lltli and proceed to the shore
by any regular train of the 12th. The
tickets will be accepted for return pas
sage on any regular train except New
York and Chicago Limited,
MUD 111)' Morgue.
The following bodies have been found
since our last report:
Mr J. K. Lee.
Girl, about 13 years, buttoned shoes, spring
heel, ted and black striped tlannel skirl, blue
dress, blue wool stockings, coat with rur collar,
blue and black barred llannel skirt, blue and
white barred glgham apron.
Keinale, about t feet Inches, buttoned shoes,
spring heels, black ribbed stockings, red and
white striped skirt, blue plaid dress, plain gold
Girl, about 14 years, light red hair, piece of
ticking skirt anil sholder-straps of same, only
articles on body, l-'onnd In river at 'l'enacie.
Male, 80 vears, 5 feet s Inches, brown, red, and
black suit, check or cross red socks, buttoned
shoes, door key, excursion ticket from Nineveh
to Johnstown and return. Found lu river at
John Donnelly, residence unknown; 55 years, ti
feet B Inches, sandy moustache, bald In trout,
large wan on right side of head.hair mixed with
grav. Inclining to curly, middle linger of left
hand SUIT from some former Injury: died July
lili of Injuries received on Pennsylvania Hall
road same day.
Male, about 1.-/1, .*> u-et f. Inches, blue wool
shirt, small heart on right arm
Female, 5 feet t lnclms, lis pounds, white mus
Male 5 feet le inches, iru pounds, blue drilling
overalls, blue, brown and white striped shirt,
gum eoitl, high gum bouts, bunch ol keys,pocket
kidle wlih black handle, small toothpick.
I t-male. >; veais, red, blue, black, and green
pluld dress of woolen goods, red llannel skirt,
brown and while gingham sack, button shoes,
spiing lu-el, and black stockings, 'i his bodv was
round lu noni oi the c i. <o. General office
aboui noon Saturday.
Male, about No, \ congress gaiters, gray cot
ton socks, gold huntlng-caso watcli and chain.
Mechanics' pin, ruboer linger ring. Tills body
was (onml near the t ambrla foot-bridge.
The Prospect Hill Cemetery.
j Mr. Adam Ketnery, superintendent of
| the Prospect Hill Cemetery, has a record
lof 4:10 bodies, buried ul that place. Mr.
lvemery has supervised the interment
and removal of bodies it' that cemetery
ever since the Hood, and assures the peo
ple who have friends buried there, that
there is no truth in the stories that dogs
or other animals have been tearing up
the graves. All bodies have beeu de
cently interred, and a correct record has
been kept, each being numbered, and if
iiuidentifled, a full description given.
Thirty bodies have been lifted and re
moved US follows :
U3—A. ('. I'hrlstle.
I SB—Jaiues Lewis.
•H—Mrs. Kva Parsons.
3T - -Margaret stoplieL
-11. i'. .vdams.
•MB -Jennie Huab or Philips.
833 -Margaretta t'ope.
330 -Job Morgan,
11)1—Dr. Geo. Wagoner.
•d i huries Blsohof.
It:--Mrs. Mary oylcr.
33! i -Mrs. Hoffrouu.
143—John W. Potion .
Hit-l amp, l'eydon.
176—8. W. Thomas, sen of L'api. F, C. i.althsr,
- jith-.Sammy Young.
BURIED IN A MINE.
THE FEARFVJ, BTORT OF TWO CORN*
IS II MINERS.
4 Lucky Find—How the Young Mat
Cheered Hli Older Companion Daring
Their Hours of Misery—Trying to
Keep Warm While Lying on the Wet
Some weeks ago we published, says the
London Daily News, what may bo called
the outer world story of the entombment
of the Cornish miners in the Drake Walls
mine. This is now supplemented by the
pathetic narrative of William Bunt of how
it fared with him and his comrade, John
Rule, during the four days, when night
and day were to them ns one, in their dis
mal prison 2110 feet down below the sur
face of the earth.
It was in the morning that the two men
heard an ominous creaking noise, followed
by a.tremendous roar of the rushing mass
of loose sand and rock which told them of
their awful peril. Only u moment before
two of their mates, who as wo know es
caped- miraculously,had left them to make
their way down the pass to the middle
level some fifty feet distant. It was now
the turn of the other two to follow, flying
for their lives; but too late. Thousands
of tons of .the slipped sand and rock al
ready barred the way, and cut them off
from all access to the cheerful duylight
and the sight of their fellow men.
"I offered prayer to God,"says Bant at
this point, and said: "'Not my will, but
Thitio be done." Their next act was to
grope their way hack to the spot whence
t hey had started. What fate had befallen
their two comrades they know not; but
feeling about in the darkness they found
these men's jackets, besides the jacket of
Rule, Bunt's having been buried in the
sand and lost. This find was indeed a
piece ofjgood fortune, for in the pocket of
each of "the garments was a pasty and u
"crib," apparently a small loaf, which
guaranteed them, at least for a while,
against starvation. Some hope they had
of finding a store of.candles, but, to their
grief, the rushing sand had carried them
away, together with a keg of water,
which, as the writer of the narrative
pathetically observes, "would have done
us some good if we had had it."
Then they lay down on their bed oi
sand and stones damp witli the constant
dripping from tho roof, and hour nftei
hour listened for some sound to break
the dreadful silence. At last Bunt whose
companion was deaf, exclaimed, "Jack, 1
hear them sounding from the forty
fathom," and Rule answered. "Give
them a peal." Then it was that the oue
morsel of candle which they had became
precious, for it was needful to make
their way to some spot in tho direction of
the knocking and there return the signal.
Thus t hey were enabled to communicate
from time to time. Then their little
stock of matches gavo out, and ere long
"u dark cloud" came over them, for they
could not hear the trammers working for
a while. So the time passed, the im
prisoned men alternately huddling to
gether for warmth and jumping about
and beating their hands.
In the deep gloom and solitude of the
Cornish mine it was Bant, the young man
of 21, who first strove to keep up the
spirits of his deaf companion fifteen years
older than himself. On one occasion lie
"started .to sing," when Jack said,
"Billy, if you have a heart to sing I have
a heart to laugh." But in a short space
their forced gayety was turned to melan
choly. "My mate would say, 'I am
thinking of the old people athome. Wh.u
a sad way they must be in. This will kili
the old man. He was bad before, and
mother is bad by this time, I expect,' In
being the only support the old people
hud." Now it was the turn of John ltulo,
who, as his companion observes, was ol'
stronger nerve, to speak a word of com
fort in a graver way, and to remind his
comrade of how they hud always been
good friends," but never so much us
then. Still it was the young man who
had to do all the sounding, though, he,
to, had begun to feel deaf on one side
through the dripping of water into the
car from the roof. His comrade, byway
of keeping up his spirits, observed that
it was "better to be deaf in one ear than
two," which, says Bunt, in his simple
way, "of course, was right, though if
both were deaf it would be u poor lookout
"My mate," continues the narrative,
"would very often ask rae if I heard them
nicking awuy now. I would very quickly
reply, 'Yes, Ihoar them going at it smart.
Then we would bo still for about live
minutes, when wo would want a change
of position. I would get one of my legs
under, und he would put one of his on
mine, and so on; we would draw our
breath into each other's bosom; I would
put my hand under his coat, and he would
put his undermine, ana at the same time
would say, 'Keep as closo as we can to
one another, and it will keep us warm.'
We would lie like that until tired, and
that would not bo long. Then I would
put my arm round his neck, and he would
soon find it wanting, when I would have
to get out of bed to sound." They fan
cied they couid tell night from duy by the
timo when they felt sleepy.
On one occasion Bant said to his com
rade: "I think it's Thursday; do you
think it is?" On what seemed to be tile
day after this they could hear the rescu
ers blasting the rock with powder. They
hud husbanded their food in vain, for tic
pasties had gone bad, and were loath
some to the smell. The sounds, too,
seemed further off; and, their stamina
failing, they felt terribly eold, and wet
driven to tear the sleeves from their
coats and put them round thair feet. "1
felt," says llant, "hungry and thirsty,
thinking at the same time a pound oi
candles would do good if I hud them;
but not having them I had to do without.
After t'msc thoughts passed through my
mind I thought 1 heard some one talking.
I remarked it to my mate, who said, -( '..-i
out, man, you don't hear any one.' I lis
tened and heard them again. I. without
hesitating went over to the rise, called
out, and quickly received an answer,
which put a new life in me." '
It was at half-past 9 that a lighted lan
tern was let down eighty feet through
the hole above to cheer them with its
welcome ray, together wi li a bottle con
taining pearl barley, which they ate,
usiug the empty bottle to catch the fail
ing water drops. Twenty minutes later
stout-heart eil Thomas Chapman de
scended to the rescue, and, by the aid of
a ropfc. drew the weak and weary cap
tives out of their urcury solitude to feel
onco more upon their l'uces the pure
TesU air of heaven.
Great Britain'* Clothing Hill.
According to the most rocoiit estimiite,
en nil average every person in Great
Britain spends SI a year in clothing. Tho
register-general's lnio-t returns estimiite
the population of the I'uited Kingdom ut
,17,riii'l,(100 in the middle of lust year, so
on this basis it seem.- that the total an
nual sum spent in clothing amounts to
£150,000,000. This Istwouty-flvo millions
sterling more than the amount which,
according to Dr. Dawson Burns, was
spent last year upon drink.
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