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THE RED CROSS.
THE COMMISSARY, . THE HOSPITAL,
AND THE HOUSE.
What a " Democrat " Reporter Noted In a
Hrlel Visit Wednesday-How Wall and
Successfully the (.rand and Good Work
is Being Performed.
The flood fortunately (?) did not carry
off all the cranks; there are a few left
whose ideas are as pregnant with folly as
they ate devoid of common sense. These
loud-spcakiug, senseless lew see nothing
but mismanagement and lack of industry
in the various committees which labor un
ceasingly in the interests of our people.
Even the Red Cross has not escaped their
jargons, but in many instances was a spe
cial object for their calumnious words.
Fearing that'some of the reports might
have foundation in fact a reporter of this
paper yesterday visited all the institutions
under the flag of the lted Cross. At the
hospital on Oak street. Hornerstown, oneis
attracted by the arrangement of the tents,
their neatness, and the economy practiced
throughout the entire camp. Several of
the inmates of the wards were interview
ed and each had nothing but words of
gratitude for the stall and uurses.
All said that nothing was left undone
to make them comfortable and iiappy,
which was endorsed by their smiling feat
tires. Not one had a care worn look.
There are now fifteen in the hospital;
seven with typhoid fever, three with
bronchitis, two with malarial fever, two
with measles and one with scurvy. There
are bath tubs there which must be used
by each patient before lie is allowed to
enter any of the wards, and if his disease
is dangerous his clothing is taken from him
and burned, and replaced by new clothing
when he is lit to wear it.
Too much cannot he said of the efficiency
and kinducss of the staff of this hospital.
They are all from the city of Brotherly
Love, and their actions, though requited
by no emoluments, are a credit to their
city and an honor to themselves and the
organization they represent.
The staff consists of R. S. Wharton. M.
IX, Commandant: M. IV. Gillmer, M. D..
Chief of Staff and Surgeon in Charge :
Charles S. Harvey, Commissary ; S. 11.
Evans, Quartermaster; Miss Isabella
Irvin, Matron ; Nurses, Mrs. Schuur,
Mrs. Gage, Mis. Ziehnrias, Sangree
and Mr. Montgomery. The ambulance
driver is Mr, William Williams, who has
done more for Johnstown than anv two
men in it. Mr. Williams was in Philadel
phia When the flovd occurred. He is a
rigger by trade, but left his occupation
and at once started for Johnstown. No
idle curiosity brought him here, for be
fore lie left PhUl'lelphia he provided
him=elf with grappling irons to rescue
the bodies from the flood. What
work he did will never re
ally be known. Alone and unaided
he brought out two hundred bodies bi •
tween Sauriyvnie Cemetery and the Penn
sylvania Railroad bridge. Fot all this
work bn has not received one penny, and
When offered money said with a serious
laugh : "My friends, my services you
cannot buy, but if you ever speak of
money again I'll pack my goods and go
home." He looks ns simple and unassum
ing as a child, and when asked how he
got here so quickly after the Hood, said :
' Oh, I got on a freight car with my irons
and then v, hen we could go no further on
account of washouts, 1 hired a wagon."
Tic paid hi- own expenses coming, and
since here has spent two iiundred and
fifty dollar. 1 ! in charities. It is sufficient
recommendation of his work to say that
although not a member of the Red Cross
organization, they became acquainted
with him through his heroic work, and
since then he has been as one of their own.
At the Red Cross Commissary, op
posite the Company store, tiiere are a
number of employe- as busy as farmers
in harvest time. Bustle here and hurry
there is the or k-r of the day. In a little
room to one side, scparuted from the
other apartments by a curtain, sits the
person who directs it all. You enter the
apartment and there before a few plain
boards, which serve as an excuse for a
desk, sets humble Clara Barton. She has
a goodualured smile and a kind word for
everyone, hue is a woman of more
thought than v.ords. She speaks slowly
and elegantly. In fact from her speech
one can see her charkfcier. She is more
for action than lor talk. As the saying 1-
she talks by acts. In her conversation
she never used one word too much, which
showsthe thorough business woman that
she is. Five minutes in her presence is
enough to convince any one that she
certainly i 3 the guardian angel tin
Valley of Death. No air of sell
importance, no self-adoration can be de
tected in the least of her acts. Not satis
fied with providing shelter for the home
less and destitti' , she has even gone so
far as to provide amusement for them.
This she did by suggesting toMr. Morgan
the propriety of having a piano in the
Red Cross Hotel. She argued that two
thirds of those there have been uccus
tomed to pianos at their homes, and
many of them can play. By moans of a
little music in the evenings the harrassing
JOHNSTOWN, CAMBRIA COUNTY, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 16. 1889.
thoughts winch come from loss of friends
and loved ones are dispelled, and that
feeling of nameless joy that music creates,
rocks weary heads to rest from the cares
that infest the day.
Mrs. Perry, ua inmate of the hotel,
when asked what she thought of the
Red Cross Society and its work, sai!,
as the big tears of gratefulness rolled down
her withered cheeks—"l think they have
done wonders. They beat all I ever heard.
They have been most. kind to us. All I
have I owe them except life. That, too,
I may say, Ims been preserved by them."
" But, Mrs. Perry," interposed the re
porter—"some people are complaining of
them " " Oh, my good man, the more
people do the more fault is found with
them. Only great people can make great
mistakes, and to attribute great ones to
the Red Cross is to admit them to be
great. lam glad to be able to say a word
in praise of them. They have been most
kind. Only for them I would not know
where to put my head."
COUNTY COM XI ITT EE.
A New Election Ordered and the Demo
cratic rriinarle* Fixed for August 24.
Pursuant to call of the Chairman, the
Democratic County Committee met in
Armory Flail, in Ebensburg, Monday
afternoon, Chairman Walters presided,
and Mr. E. T. McNeelis acted as Secre
retary. A call of the roll showed that the
following districts were represented,
either by Committeemen, or substitutes.
Chairman, James M. Walters, Johns
Allegheny township, 11. G. Kaylor;
Barr township, Henry G. llopple ; Cam
bria township, Thomas Hoover; Carroll
town borough, Andrew Eckenrode ; Car
roll township, J. G. C. Bearer; Chest
Springs borough, J. 15. Noonan ; Clear
field township, A G. Storm; Ebens
burg West ward, M. D. liberty)
Elder township, Anselm Weakland;
Gallitzin borough. M. Fitzharris; Gal
litzin township, J. J. Donahoe; Johns
town, Second ward. David Kirby; Lilly
borough, F. C. George ; Loretto borough,
C. F. O'Donnell; Millville, First ward,
Ed. T. McNeelis; Munster township,
J. W. Griffin; Portage township, J, J.
McDonald; Prospect borough, John
O'Toole; Summcrhill township, W. 11.
Smay ; Tunnellhill borough, John J.
Kinney; Upper Yodcr township, Wm.
Lantz'y ; Washington township, No. 1,
Luke Burgoon; West Taylor township,
John E. Stravcr.
Chairman Walters announced that on
account of the great flood at Johnstown,
an election had only been held in a few of
the districts on June Ist, and he asked
tile sense of the meeting as to what should
be done in the matter. On motion of Mr.
Fitzharris it was decided that a new
election be held throughout the County,
and upon motion of the settle gentleman,
it was decided to he!;] the election on Sat
urday, August 2-lth.
It was announced that all the can lidates
had survived the flood except William
Steigerwald, who had been the candidate
for Coroner, and the Committee was
asked what should be done in the prem
On motion of M. Fitzharris the name of
Mr. Peter McGough, of Portage, was
placed on the ticket for Coroner, aud on
motion of John E. Strayer it was agreed
that any person who complied with the
rules could have his name printed on the
ticket for Coroner, providing the arrange
ment was effected on or before Saturday,
The question of the pay of the election
officers who had held elections on June
Ist was next discussed, aud it was agreed
to let the matter be adjusted by the can
Mr. Henry J. Hopple asked what waft
going to be done with the returns of the
elections held on June Ist, and on motion
of Anselm Weakland it was decided to
burn them, and they were accordingly
consigned to the stove in the presence of
On motion the committee adjourned.
Register Only Once.
Many people conceive the notion that if
they register several times, or in several
different ways they may possibly get more
money from the relief fund than if they
would make a plain statement of their
losses. This is an error and it causes the
different Committees no end of trouble.
The purpose is to treat everyone fairly,
aud if all would stop and register, and only
the head of tlfe family register once, the
.vork could to done more quickly. Noth
ing whatever is gained by duplicate reg
istering by any member of a family, and
those who attempt fraud may expect to
be severely dealt with.
Mr. John McDermott, agent for the
New York I/ife Insurance Company, has
-r-ived drafts in favor of the following:
. Mary Louisa Unverzagt, widow of
George Unverzagt, $5,000: Messrs.
M. D. Kittcll, John Dowling, and David
hurry, Executors of the late ex-Slicriff
John Ryan, SIO,OOO ; Jas. B. O'Connor,
Esq., Administrator of the late M. J.
Murphy, late proprietor of the Hotel
WESTMORELAND COUNTY HAS THREE
STILLS AT WORK.
Their Agent* Selling the Liquor Openly to
Miner*—The Revenue Officer* Regarded
Contemptuously—Other New* of In
Located in different places in the
mountainous district of Westmoreland
county there are three illicit distilleries
in active operation. A year ago revenue
officers made an etfort to run them down,
but their plans miscarried, and since that
time, especially within the lust two
months, the operators have assumed a
boldness surprising to those who have a
positive knowledge of the existence of
One of the "moonshine" plants is lo
cated in a ravine on the ridge overlooking
Derry, another is on Laurel Hill, in the
southeastern part of the county, and the
third is near the county line, on a moun
tainous range near the mouth of Indiau
Creek. Never can a stranger cross a cer
tain line marked out by the operators, and
to guard against intruders " spotters " are
employed, and it is their duty to spirit
away anyone whose curiosity leads
them that way. These " spotters"
live in huts, a mile or two distant
from the plants, and are always armed
with riiles. The quality of the whisky
manufactured is said to be fair, and its
sale by the mode adopted is always sure, i
Agents are employed, and the products of |
these stills are sold through the coke .
region. The miners are supplied wholly ;
by agents, and the majority of them know
that the liquor is illicit, but the cheapness
of the articleaud the convenience afforded
in its being delivered binds them in a de
gree to secrecy. Some of the fa r m ?rs de
liver rye to these agents and the whisky I
made therefrom is delivered to them regu
larly and the price collected. It is be
lieved an attempt will be made within the
next two weeks to arrest the operators, as
revenue officers have met in e insultation
regarding plans of procedure within the
last ten days.
Improvement!* in the >l. E. Chnreli.
A force of workmen under Mr. C. L.
Cornclison lias begun repairs in the Meth
odist Episcopal Church. This massive
stone structure was but little injured on
the exterior, but inside on the first floor
and cellar, chairs, benches and cushions,
pulpit and gallery presents a scene i f in
describable chaos and confusion.
The church will be beautified by a
large pipe organ which will, with the
gallery for the choir, occupy a position
just on the left of the pulpit.
Other improvements will be added,
which will make the interior more beau
tiful than ever it was before.
Contributions lor this purpose have
generously flowed in from various congre
gations all over the United States, who
unite witli their expo ions of condol
ence and sympathy, j i .etictd proofs of
their sincerity in des. ing to see their
brethren again prosperous and happy.
Two liodica Kxliuined.
Tiie hodo of a female was found Mon
day morning at tire corner of Lincoln and
Union streets. Following is ndescription :
Brown hair, plaited and held by a knot ;
cold filling in upper front teeth, also in
lower jaw ; hack teeth filled with silver;
the two front teeth overlap ; a tuue plaid
dress, strip on the side about eight inches
in width, full length of the skirt; black
jersey, large buttons: black stockings,
button slice ', lisle thread nuts, large hair
pin, height five feet and three inches,
weight 125 pounds.
About 5:30 o'clock yesterday evening
the remains of a man, supposed to be
Even Hughes, were exhumed from the
ruins 111 the rear of Col. Linton's house.
He wore a heavy overcoat, button shoes,
plain leather belt : in his pockets were a
band and handkerchief, and a knife: his
height was about five feet nitie inches.
What Does lliis Portend?
Mr. Jack Hitchcns, the jolly old sailor,
who resides in a comfortable house on
Hinckston Run, showed us yesterday a
wonderful freak of nature. One of his
chickens had a nest of thirteen eggs un
der the porcli of his house, and yesterday
came out with eleven chickens, leaving
two eggs in the nest, one of them broken
open. The egg broken open contained a
wonderful little chick with four wings
four legs, three bills, one head, and two
eyes. It was so joined together that it
appeared to be only one little chick. Can
nny of the adjoiningcounties produce any
thing like this?
Should lie Fixed.
The Lincoln bridge, or rather the tem
porary affair occupying the site of that
once handsome and substantial structure,
is iu a decidedly rickety condition. To
the ordinary observer it would seem tiiut
it is unsafe. When we consider the posi
tion we would be in, hould this means of
exit from the town topple into the river, the
question presents itself, why is not some
thing done to make it safe. .Just whose
business it is to sec that something is done
is hard to determine, but the fact remains
that something should be done and done
JUDGE CUMMIN DEAD.
Career of an Eminent Judge and a Suc
Judge 11. H. Cummin, member of the
food relief commission appointed by Gov
ernor Beaver, died at Cresson, Sunday
morning at eight o'clock of Bnght's dis
ease. The body was taken to Williams
port, his late home, on a special car ten
dered by the officials of the Pennsylvania
road. The remains were accompanied by
Mrs. Cummin and her daughter and son.
Hugh Hart Cummin was of Scotch-
Irish ancestry, and was born May 25,
1841, at Liverpool. Perry county, Pa. He
was educated in the public school at his
native village and afterwards became
teacher in the same institution. Until
be lived in Liverpool. In that year
he removed to Williamsport, where he
lias since resided.
His legal reading was done in the office
of the late George White, and in August,
1804, he was admitted to the Lycoming
county bar. He enlisted in the army in
1804 and went to the front, serving until
the close of the war, when he returned
home and formed a partnership with his
forhicr preceptor, under the firm name of
White & Cummin, which continued until
Mr. White's death, which occurred in
For ten years Mr. Cummin continued
alone the practice of the firm, which had
become very lucrative. In 1878 he was
elected President Judge of the Lycoming
county courts. He was the people's can
didate and after a hot fight secured a
handsome majority. Wheu elected the
business was two years behind, hut the
dockets were soon cleared, and the
county's business has since been kept up
to date, though the expenses of the courts
were reduced about one half.
After having made a record on the
bench second to none in the Common
wealth, Judge Cummin retired eaily in
the present year and resumed the prac
tice of his profession, which he neglected
when his city was devasted by the flood
of May 31st, and devoted his whole time
to the relief of his unfortunate neighbors.
He was chairman of the Citizens' Relief
Committee, and so well did he perform
his work that Governor Beaver appoint
ed him a member of the State Flood Com
mission, and he was by that body unani
mously chosen us their resident represen
tative at Jo mstown.
He at once took up his residence at
Cresson, so as to he near the scene of his
lah'ors, and it was while engaged in his
arduous labors that lie was stricken with
• lie disease that terminated in his death.
Judge Cummin was married in May, |
lyO'J, to Miss Charlotte White, of VVil
Hamsport, who survives him with one
son. who lias recently finished his fresh
man year at Harvard ' 'allege.
The Body <>l Rev. Ilex. ,f. A. ltanmiy.
Rev. J. A. liaaney and wife, of Kala
mazoo, Michigan, were on the ill-fated
Day Express, 011 the day of the flood.
Mrs. Ranney got from the train at East
Conemmtgh and war caught in the water
and drowned. Iler husband was one of
the few that remained in one of the cars
that was not washed away and escaped.
A few days after her son, Mr. D. A. Mat
thews, of St. Raul, Minn., came here and
after a careful anTl diligent search failed
to hear any tidings of his mother.
Ou Saturday last accompanied by his
brother, Mr. W. F. Matthews, of Kansas,
lie again came here and renewed the
search. The brothers discovered in the
room at Alma Halt, where the found val
uables are kept, a watcii ami chain,
which they recognized as belonging to
their mother. Further search revealed the
fact that the watch had bueu taken from
the person of a woman found on June
tilth and taken to the Millvilie morgue
and interred the same day 011 Prospect.
The description of the body from which
the watch was taken did not. however,
seem to describe the mother, but the
brothers found tiie grave on Prospect and
iiad the remains exhumed.
They identified them as those of their
mother by two finger rings and the cloth
ing. The remains will be taken to Kala
mazoo for interment.
Sir. and Sirs. Ranney were taking a trip
east, the objective point being Vermont
their native State. The sons, who found
her, are children of her first husband.
A High Slass was celebrated in St. Co
luiuba's Church, Cambria, yesterday
morning for the repose of the soul of Sir.
Patrick Boyle, of Prospect, whose fu
neral occurred the nl tornooll before. A
large number of the neighbors and
friends of Sir. Boyle attended the services,
thus showing in what high esteem he
was held in this community. The cele
brant was Rev. Father O'Donnell, of Vil
onona College, Philadelphia, a nephew
of the deceased. The services were very
impressive. Father O'Donnell will re
main in town a few days to visit among
his friends, when he will return home.
YoongNtowii't* Contribution to Johnntown.
-Mayor Montgomery and E. T. Collar,
of "1 oungstown, Ohio, who had in charge
the funds raised for the benefit of the
Johnstown sufferers, have forwarded the
amount subscribed and collected and hold
the vouchers of Treasurer Thompson, of
the Belief Committee. The total amount
collected was $8,416.83.
TO VISIT HIS OLD HOME.
Jo.lull Hnl.opplo, Ilnnawny Boy, Up
turns to Greet 111. Fattier and Friend..
Ten years ago Mr. .Tosiali Holsopple.son
of Mr. Jacob Holsopple, of Richland
township, taught school in West Taylor
township. At the close of the term be
packed his satchel anil left bis boarding
house, presumably for his home, but lie
never showed up there. For months no
one knew where lie was, when a letter re
ceived by some of bis friends, said he
bad left home for good on account of
what lie considered harsh treatment. He
was not of age, and his father denounced
bis action very severely, hence lie never
ventured to come home until Saturday of
last week he surprised his frieuds by his
sudden appearance here. As he lias now
grown to man's estate, and lias been an
industrious boy, being engaged in a prof
itable business in the West.it is presumed
his father's heart lias softened, and he
would be glad to welcome home his boy.
His trip is a short one, and be will leave
for the West again to-morrow morning.
The following named gentlemen have
been drawn as jurors to serve at the Soni
eiset Court, commencing on Monday,
September 23, 1889 :
| Addison, C. 11. McMillan, Marcellus
Frazee ; Allegheny, Francis Fearl; Black,
Charles P. lihoadcs; Lower Turkeyfoot,
Harrison H. Ilush ; Mcyersdale borough,
Amos E. Finegan, Charles S. Griffith,
John Maul, Henry Kncaream; Middle
creek, Alexander C. Moore; Paint, Lewis
Helsel; Quemnhouiug. Irvin P. Dull;
Shade, Michael lirubuker; Somerset bor
ough. W. F. Shaffer, Harry C. Pile, Wil
liam P. Huston, Jacob Lenhart; Somer
set, John P. Suylor, Frank Barnhart,
Isaiah Johnson; Southampton, Ilenry
Delbrook; Summit, W. 11. Owens; Ur
sinn borough, Augustus Sellers, William
TKAVEKSE .TCKOIiS FIHST WEEK. |
Addison, Albert McClintock, Edward
Nicola, Sullivan Wilhelin, Stephen '
McClintock ; Allegheny. Joseph Gless- 1
tier, John J. Martin; Berlin j
borough, Charles Ream, John G. I
Groff; Black, J icob S. Wiltrout; !
Brotbersvalley, Wii.iamS. Bittner, Solo
mon Cole man; Continence borough, Lewis
Grossman ; Elklick. Abraham Folk, Urias
S. Folk, Michael Ki.eght ; J iner, Jacob
Spcigle, Benjamin Klein ; Larimer, Adam
Poorbaugh, Herman Johnson: Lower
Turkeyfoot, George W. Anderson ; Mcy
ersdale borough, Cyrus Just, John E,
Largem, \\ illinm. IT eking ; Middlecreek,
Daniel SeUioek. William H. Barron : Mil
ford. D. M. Wt'mcr, Jacob At. Walker;
Fremont Yoi.uk: e, Abraham Eiciier;
Ogle, Isaac Horner, Faint, Norman S.
Berkey, Edmund llolsopplo; Q itnia
houlng, John A. Clark, Joseph Mother;
Rock 'ood boron .u, Frederick Kooutz ;
Salisbury borough, Caqwr Wahl. aide,
Jonathan Li.tg; 8 omersc! borough, Albert
L. Walter Bon i. rlc- H. Menser,
J. -iah Met?.! r. Wui. G. Kuepper, 8. 51 .ust,
Mouycreik, I ilie, J. hibegas; Stoyes
tw u borougl . John H. t:. -r ; Summit,
8 r.iel J. Mcj etii.it', B. i>. Cougheiiour;
11 jcr Turkey loot. J. B. Gerhard, Nelson
Romesbe'g, D 11. You at; Lrsina bor
ough. Henry /l ienor ..
TKAVEKSE .IL'KOItS S..COND WEEK.
Allegheny, John li. Ftltun; Brotheis
valley, Wm. 11. Fritz, Aaron Brant, Win.
Foust-. Conciuan.M. Epurnim Thomas;
Elklick, Joseph Eiigle. John J. lvelm, Jr..
Jefferson, John Gindle pargnr; Larimer,
Nelson Krissingvr; Lot ' ' omyfoot. J.
N. Tannehill; Middleei vh, Simon
Pletcher, Kphraim Trimpey: Miiford, R.
11. Dull, Aaron J. MUK-r, Z. Walker;
New Centreville, Simon IJ.1 J . Tedrow,
Joseph P. Sechler : Pain'. Daniel lioff
man, .Jacob A. Weaver : Queniahouing,
Samuel Bowman, Henry W. Shaffer ; 8a -
ishury borough, Lloyd C. Buyer, Adam
Fogle; Somerset borough, George F.
Long, Martin Fluegle ; Somerset, W. H.
Taytuan, Henry Dietz, Samuel Smith,
Ilenry Knhs, Ezra J. Wcighley, Josiah
Bowman ; Stouycreek. Joseph Golin,
George B. D'vely, Aaron Bmucker ; Sum
mit, L. A. CTetchmau ; Ursiua, H. D. Alt
father : Wellersburg bo-ough, George W.
A Scoundrel Caught.
A fellow is In the Johnstown lock-up,
awaiting trial, too mean to be called a
man. lie is from Pittsburgh where he has
a wife and children. Going to Somerset
county, lie met the daughter of farmer
Dugau, and by most contemptible misrep
resentation and falsity persuaded her to
marry him. Soon he deserted the girl,
leaving her with a blighted life and ru ncd
hopes, lie sought to escape a well mer
ited punishment but was arrested and
will be tried for his heinous offence. No
punishment can be too severe for such a
Dr. 11. Kestler, who lias been in charge
of the free Homeopathic Dispensary,
leaves for Philadelphia to-morrow morn
ing. He has heen on the field of action
for nearly two months and has found his
business increase so rapidly that he was
forced to call for ass'stauce." His call was
answered by Dr. W. F. Lee, of Bryn
Muvvr, who will locate here permanently
if business prospers, as Dr. Kestler lias
already decided to do. All services, such
as consultations and visits and even medi
cine, arc given freely. The office of the
doctors is on Adam near Bedford street.
THE NEW CI.UB HOUSE.
The Work Rapidly Progressing, anil When
Completed Will he a Credit to Our City,
The Cambria Iron Company's new Club
House still maintains a flourishing ex
istence in Peelorville. As soon as possible
after the destruction of their line building
on the corner of Main and Walnut streets,
the Cambria Irou Company converted tliO
dwelling houses occupied by Dr. Elder
and Expressman Walker, into a tempo
rary boarding place until necessary T(£
pairs and improvements could be made.
There is to be added to the original
building a wing, fronting Walnut street,
with four stories, of pressed brick, con
taining. in addition to the first floor, thir
ty-six sleeping apartments. Formerly
entertainment was provided only for
those under the employ of, or on business
with the Cambria Iron Company. Wheft
this shall have been completed, about
December, it will be possible to open
their register to a greater number Of
guests. At their present quarters in
Peelorville they have from thirty-live to
forty boarders ; these will remove to the
Club House proper about September Ist.,
which will be an event giving consider
able satisfaction to the inmates, sinco
they are now rather crowded and much
in need of sleeping room.
Col. Higgius will pusli the work as
vigorously as possible. Masons arc now
sinking deep and secure foundations, and
when the entire building U finished it will
be, as far as appearances go, Johnstown's
A Wild Kiinawtty.
A runaway on Washington street Moft
day morning threatened at one tiuio to
end very seriously. At tlie Pennsylvania
Kail road station a pair of horses, hitched
to a light carriage, were frightened, by the
whistle of a westbound freight. The
driver was absent, and as the horses were
not hitched, they ran for the Lincoln,
At the time there were Several womea
on the bridge, but all escaped unhurt ex
cept one, who was struck on the arm by
one of the wheels, but not with sufficient
force : knock her oil the bridge. The
horse.- Jen madly dashed up Washington
street, which was crowded with wagons.
Opposite the Company Store the carriage
struck a wagou loaded with coffins,
knocking five of them into the mud, but
still keeping its mad course. About
twenty yards further on lite carriage
struck the beer wagon cf Ik Luu. & Son,
the spokes in the wheel struck snapped
like ned-. the traces and whittle-trees
were broken, but the horses still kept on.
At the comer of Market and Washington
street." the '• oil lease " ran into a wagon,
and for it pains was knocked down ; the
other horse falling with it. Tiicy were
'piick!\ oil their feet again, h i before
ilsev ~'t away were cauglit. Queer to
tt..: . ..-is sustained no guUms in
:r, and .-h -t.i no si gas of their ma save
. .-light tr..ctnre of the tki.i on the fct
•:;s of b )U.
Four Bin!leu Waitnevln .
A body was removed fiotn t o ruins
i ''oh Linton's residetn. wt rday
•mining. the description i* as follows:
Female, height t'mr feet tive inches,
• eight ''■■'> pounds, dark hair, re 1 and
ek sttiped rktrt, wine >■ to red skirt,
..a< !■.: (jne, hi n k silk di< e;, white col
ir,large oval gold buttons, graved,three
lirs li.e-: —two pairs blaik. one pair black
id white striped, slipper-, heavy black
'••rsey, one round Khint e no earring, a
iurrisnu and Morton badge. First sup
p >sed to be the remains of Mrs. John
dames, but were found not to be.
At half past two o'cloet 11 the afti ruoon
the body of a female ws- found near Mor
roll Institute: Dark haii. low-cut laccd
-hoes, four rings, one engraved on inside
with initials "N. O. D. a d M. T. I). Feb.
22, 1875,'" blue cloth dres-. tin at pit:, cuff
The remains of two children were re
covered at lower Main strei t late in the
evening. One u little girl with blue and
while striped calico dress, spring-heeled
button shoes, number about four. A lit
tles boy with black knickerbockers, spring
heeled shoes, number six.
Gone on Keliginn.
Wednesday morning Zeuu Randolph
made himself cntupicuou- at the Penn
sylvania Railroad station by informing
the general public he was an ambasador
from God. lie said he came to call the
people of Johnstown to Heaven, where
they might chew tobacco rn J sing songs
forever. Two officers escorted him to the
Millville jail and placed lni in a cell.
There he let himself loose on the theo
logical issues of the day, and enlightened
the officers on his important mission.
Among other things he stated that he
was from New Athens, Clarion county,
Pa., and t hat he was working on a farm
with his father until six mouths ago,when
God called him to do His work. He is
still meditating on the vanity of human
pleasure in cell No. 3.
Was There An I'intercurrent .'
A large stepping stone that was in front
of John Fenn's house on Locust street
before the flood, on which Mr. Fenn'i
name was engraved, was yesterday taken
out of the cellar of Chus. Uuverzajfht's
property on Railroad street. As this i 3
directly in the direction fr n which the
water came it is a question how tlic stone
was carried there, and leads to (lie sugges
tion that there may have been an upward