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BOARD OF ,TRADE.
HfIST REGULAR MEKTIXG fItNCK THE ,
The Secretary ltepm tM I lie 'Condition of |
the Organization—A Terling Tribute
to Deported Member*— Full Report
of the I'roreedingH.
The first regular meeting of the Hoard j
of Trade since May 7th, was held in the ]
office of 01ml L. I>ick Tuesday night, Mr. ]
James Quinn presiding. The minutes <K i
the Inst regular meotiug <aei May 7th, were ■
1 )st, hut those of a special meeting held 1
since May Hist, were ready by Secretary i
Wagoner in which the actiou of the South i
Pork Com panv, in maintaining such a i
source of danger to the town was con
demned, and in which also it was resolved
that our river shoiVM be dredged, our
bridges built, and that aid should be
asked of the Govorsment. A report of
tbe Treasurer showed a balance of
It was moved by Mr. Rosenstco! that
the Secretary, Dr. George Wagoner, be
instructed to buy boous to replace those 1
lost in Um Hoodalso that lie jut'pare i
suitable Fc-olutiom. of iheirsympalby and 1
reapct* fr those -of their members lost
May Hist, and that they be placed on the
minutes. Secretary Wagoner Chest read
Mr. Provident and <je.utlnnai
As this is the first regular meeting of
the Board of Trm'e since the disastrous
flood of May 81, .'sß9, it is proper Kiat we
should sum up, if possible, the e: tent of
our losses and inlsts counsel together about
as to our plans for the future.
Tne boi--is, eerHflcnfi s of membership,
receipts and the seal of the corporation
were recovered from the wreck of my
office. They are all soiled and practically
ruined. :ut the :accounts can be easily
made up fiom tin in. The loose papers,
the By-' ..sum! ihe papers in the Pros
pect bridge matters were lost.
Up to May 28, 188!). fifty-six members
had paid due* for the quarter ending June
31 j Ave had paid for quarters ending
June 3d and September 30. and seven had
paid for the year ending Dec. 31, 1889.
There at • cigh.y members who have paid
no due- •>'<■ .889. It is piobabie one-half
of tliem will pay.
The Hoard was about to occupy-'.heir
room in the second story of Frazer build
ing. The furniture had been contracted
for when tic deluge came and swept ev
erything sway. The Frazer building is
again approaching completion, and as the
room is stil! under lease to the Hoard, it
can tie occupied if the Hoard is to be-con
ducted on the saute lines as before.
These h -ses and the inconveniences
resulting from them are not worthy of
consideration wltcu we think of the awful
loss of n.. inhere. which the Hoard has sus
tained, Twenty of our number wore
swept to ou that day of horror. As
the drca ifui list is goue over each name
will bring before you the familiar face
and character of a dear friend who was
struck down bv this pitiless wave iu
the. very heiglitlt of a useful career i
Alva;- Alters, !>r. L. T. Beam, Lou Beu
fortl, W. K. iloopes, John G. Alexander,
Kiciiaru Jones, 11. i). Kennedy, W. Kirk
bride. L. Luckhardt, II- G. Ludwig, Chas.
Moore. \Y. K. Parks, Alex. Reckc, Hojy
ard J. Hoi), ns, Jobu Hyatt, C. T. Scliti
lterf, John Sttetim, Jacob Swank, George
.UuVerzaght and John W. Weakiand.
These men were our associates and per
sonal friends. They were citizens who t
admired the community in which the.,
lived. Their character and busbies- en
ergy helped g..e Johnstown its reputa- j
tion nttroad and contributed very largely
to the prosueritv of its people at home. '
Wb are only beginning to realize how t
jtttieh the coiumuiiity lias lost in these \
noble men. The loss cannot he measured t
by money. It will take a generation for
new people to grow into the affections and '
•confidence of the people, and he trusted '
and honored us these men were. If the i
lives of these ntcn had come to a peaceful :
close in the ordinary course of events we
might contenipiate'tliis work as the finish- 1
ed product of useful lives. Hut to know r
that they were hurled to death as a conse- •
quence of the heedless and careless ac- T
tions of strangers arouses feelings of re
sentment nt the unjustness of their fate. s
Our town will rise front its ruins, and it
the desolation all about us will disappear ,
before the active efforts of our energetic
citizens: hut however prosperous we may 1
become we shall never cease to regret the 1
untimely tragic death of our associates. r
It is now the imperative duty of the <
Hoard to take action upon all matters of
importance to the public, to consider and 1
formulate plans which shall benoiit the ''
people : to tn tke concentrated and ener
getie efforts to repair the great losses
which ottr town has sustained, and make
Johnstown again the happy, prosperous
and beautiful place it was before that
Mr. Ro.-CLsteel prefaced a motion that i )
the State Board of Health he asked to rc- ; r
store the channel of the river and that's
Woodvale he cleaned tip by saying he was 1
ready to rebuild, hut it would be useless I '•
for a manufacturer to do so when a rise of! "
two feet in the river would overflow I n
Woodvale, and that himself and other- v
have been again washed out since tic- •'
great flood—one man removing his house t
to Morrellville —and further thai under-!t
neath the sand there was the same diseaac a
breeding filth as is in Johnstown borough. ■-
The motion was amended to include Ml'! v
ville. nud Mr. Storey prepared the follow - •
ing resolution: ~
Whei!eak, Tlie highways and cellars to \
Woodvale and Millville, are in the sanu
condition to-day as they were when the ■"
flood of May 31st, had done its terrible
work. The cellars and highways are
filled and covered with all kinds of filthy
matter, which is detrimental to the health "
<>f the citiz.ens of these municipalities and '
those below us, who use the water in the "
Conemnugh river, as the embankments
are washed away, and the channel of the I - 1
river often runs through this unhealthy I t(
matter ; therefore be it 'I v
JOHNSTOWN, CAMBRIA COUNTY, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 1889.
Resolved, That the Governor and State
Board of Health be requested to have
those ltghways and cellars cleaned, and
to turn the channel of the river to its
proper course, so far as to protect the.
health of the people.
Revolved, That the Secretary be directed
to furnish a copy of these resolutions to
Governor Beaver and to Dr. Lee, Secre
tary of the State Board of lfoalth.
Dr. Wagoner explained that the reason
given by Dr. Lee, why Woodvale was not
put in a better condition, was tlwtt the
present state was not regarded as detri
mental to the health adding tli.V. what
work was done In Johnstown was not
through sympathy big for public weal,
and that the Governor has not the power
to aid any particular locality tutiess such
Mr. Rosensteel feels that Woodvale was
neglected from the first and no proof of
its sanitary condition being prejudicial to
public health, says the letter of General
Hastings ordering work to be done there
is now on tile.
Mr. Wagoner thinks every place the
waters touched to be unhealthy and un
safe. And that the safety of the people
depends on the complete removal of all
deposits from Wopdvale to "Cambria City,
or the funeral expenses and doctor bills !
will more than equal the ceat of such re
Attention was now turned upon the
subject of bridges and to what sources we
might look for assistance.
Mr. Wagoner thought to give a just
share of the surplus relief money left after
the next payment to the several boroughs
of the Concmaugh Valley would he for
the good of all, and many agreed with
him. Aid can be expected from tlie
County Commissioners only when the
grand jury recommends and approves
Mr. llorrei! thought we should go higher
and ask the general government for as
sistance, saying that Governor Beaver and
Treasurer Thompson looked in this direc
tion, and that Pennsylvania Congressman
and others are willing to do all they can
"The State can never have authority to
build bridges and dredge our streams,"
said Mr. Hose. "Our only resource is the
National Government, but since we lmve
not time to wait its action let us go
together, assume the debt of all the bor
oughs, thus increase our own debt limit
and go ahead for ourselves ; here is hope
and I doubt not but that the National
Government will aid us."
Mr. Storey suggested that §2,000 be
raised to pay for -nrveys in order that the
condition of ouv rivers mav be brought
intelligently before Congress.
Mr. Wagoner finally moved that a com
mittee of five be appointed to devise, in
concurrence with the Council, the best
means for obtaining aid in dredging our
rivers and building our bridges.
The appointment of the committee was
deferred for the present, and the meeting
BKAVKIt AM) HIS 8300,000.
He Say* Me Borrowefl the Money and Tiuit
it Was Nearly All Spent JTor Johnstown.
llAßßiynrim, August 20.—Governor
Beaver being asked relative to the State
funds applied at Johnstown for sanitary
purposes, said : " I borrowed §300,000
which has nearly all been used at Johns
town, and it is now exhausted :
but very little of it was used elsewhere."
"Will the State work at Johnstown be fin
ished this week ? " " I don't know that
it will," answered the Governor. " But
the exhaustion of the appropriation tnay
necessitate a stoppage of work unless we
get more money. It is for the State
Board of Health to say. As long sis they
say the work ought to go on I will try to
arrange to carry it on. I have, as yet,
made no arrangements to get more
money. I don't cross rivers until I come
to them. As I said, the whole matter
rests with the State Board of Health,"
" Are you going to Johnstown ? " " I
don't know that I am going out there.
That is not my intention at present."
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SHU NKVKIt KEAI) THE PATERS.
\ Pittsburgh Woman Attempts to Eight a
Eire Willi Korogene Oil.
About 7.30 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Levi, residing in a court in tbe rear
of No. 29 Federal street, attempted to
start the fire in her cooking stove, and iu
order to expediate matters poured some
kerosene oil on the kindling wood, when
tin explosion followed, the flames shooting
nearly to the ceiling, and communicating
with her clothing, which took lire. She
• an screaming to the yard, her screams at
tracting some of the neighbors, who ran
to her assistance. By throwing blankets
and comforts over her, they succeeded in
smothering the flames, but not until she
was so terribly burned that it is not thought
possible for her to recover. The flesh in
many places is burned to a crisp. She is
the mother of six little children, and is in
- '.fattened circumstances.
A Donation From JoluiHtowiu
Within the last two months three
buildings of the Y. M. C. A. have been
entirely destroyed—one at Johnstown,
■ si; ut Seattle, and one at Spokane Falls.
Yesterday,at the meeting of the Y. M. C.
A. of this city, a collection was taken up
to help that institution at Spokane Falls
when §10,56 was given.
SLY MRS. HITCHCOCK.
: NOW SHE BOT MONEY FKO.H MEN WHO
WANTED TO MAKKt BBS.
Matrimonial Puperx for Ho*-
bantls She l'arsljieil Them With a Re
ceipt From Her Own llelter-Klalf After
(letting tl> Boodle.
DELHI. N. Y., August ST.— The arrest at
Meadvillc, Pa., of Seymour Hitchcock aud
wife on the charge of using the United
States mails for purposes ui traud, is a
matter of special interest in this vicinity
wlwse the offenders are well known, and
where they begun their career of swind
ling Seymour Hitchcock is the son of
Matthew Hitchcock, a well-to-do and
highly respectable tanner of the town of
Franklin, this county. lie grew up to be
an idle but inoffensive young man, and is
new, it is believed, the victim of au un
scrupulous adventuress rather than of his
• owti evil propensities.
Several years ago young Hitchcock,
while still living with iiis parents, saw an
advertisement in a so called matrimonial
' newspaper setting forth that a young wo
man wanted a husband and invited corre
spondence. He wrote to the advertiser.
i who proved to he Sarah Hiigell, a
i young woman with a curious history- j
She is the daughter of respectable parents '
living near Smetbpert, Pa. When six- |
■ teen years old she made arun away match '
• with a good-looking young fellow, who
• first ill-treated and then deserted her.
Fvir a year or two following, it is said,she
i led a gay life on the strength of libera!
drafts upon the bank account of .1 wealthy
oil operator. When this resource failed,
she sought a husband through the col
-1 umes of the matrimonial newspapers. She
is not noticeably handsome, hut she is
bright and artful and of winning ways.
She quickly peroeived that a marriage
with young Hitchcock would bring
money and a degree of respectability, and
she spread a net that landed him.
After a time old Mr. Hitchcock got
tired of maintaining an idle son and a gay
aud extravagant daughter-in-law. and cut
off the supplies. The clever and unscru
pulous woman was equal to the emer
gency. Doubtless the novel and ingen
ious scheme she put in practice was sug
gested by her own successful experience
in matrimonial advertising. She look
her husband I Oneonta, and
from that point sent ad
vertisements to Chicago and San Fran
cisco papers, saying that a respectable
young widow desired to hear from a
Western gentleman of means and good
slanding, with a view to matrimony. She
got letters by the score from all parts
of the West, and sent back ardcut replies, ;
enclosing the likeness of a beautiful young
woman. The deluded Westerner who
took the bait was prevailed upon
to scud costly presen! -. or money to pay
the fare of his bethrothed to the place
where they were to meet and many.
When the swindlers ha ! hied their dune
to the utmost, they paralyzed him by
mailing a receipt sigr.e ! •' Sarah Hitch
cock, per Seymour Hi' acock."
The records of the Oneonta Post Office
show that (luring the two mouths they
operated there .Mrs. Hitchcock received
over S4OO in Post Office money orders
and nineteen registered letters containing
remittances in cash ot unknown amounts,
together with packages of jewelry, etc.
When the business was at full tide they
got warning that an agent ot the Post
Office Department was after them for
fraudulent use of the mails, and they
skipped out of Oneonta, aud repeated
their operations at Olean, Ashtabula,
Erie, and at .Meadvillc, where they came
to grief at last.
When arrested, with characteristic
cunning and audacity, Mrs. Hitchcock
attempted to shift the entire load of guilt
upon her husband. She induced him to
make a confession to the effect that lie
was the chief criminal and she an unwill
| iiig accomplice. The chances are that
the adventuress will go scot free, while
the weak and infatuated husband will go
to the penitentiary.
Donation ol' Hooks tin* Cambria Iron <
The Directors of the Cambria Hospital
desire to return thanks to Miss Mary
Faiv'horn, of Woodbury, New Jersey, for
a very kind donation of a large number
of instructive and entertaining books,
periodicals, etc., for the use of the in
mates of the hospital. It is very helpful
to the patients in the ho-pital to have such
reading during their hours of couvales '
ccncc, and as they have a very pleasant
reading room attached to the Hospital,
this donation is very acceptable, and, we
trust, that Miss Fairthorn will feel that
she has done a real kind act in bestowing
the books to these people.
A Pleatmiit Family (antlittiiiig.
On Saturday evening last the sons and
daughters, of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas F.
Ooiighnour, of West ntylor townsnip, to
gether with their wives, husbands and
children, called at the old home in a body.
They were kindly received and after
greetings were over, all repaired to the
dining room where ample justic was done
lo the splendid supper that was prepared.
The evening was pleasantly spent and a
very enjoyable time was had by all.
Proceedings of ,fohnstwn Borough Council
The Johnstown Borough Council met
in the building ou the corner of
Main and Market streets, President Ken
nedy presiding, Mr. Ray us clerk.
The minutes of preceeding meeting
were read and approved.
The request of the Board of Trade re
specting the building of permanent build
ings was, on motion of Mr. Foster, re
ceived and heard and laid aside for future
action of the Coutie'l. On motion of Mr.
Reese the privilege of tapping Washing
ton street instead of Market street sewer,
was granted to Mr. Sharkey, provided
such power was in the province of Com
mittee on Streets and Alleys.
A letter was then read by the President
addressed to him by C. E. Albright, Jr.,
Engineer of Germantown, Philadelphia,
who asked the privilege of regulating the
proper lines and grades and re-establishing
the street lines if such work was given a
nou resident. He offers to remove his
office to Johnstown, will make are-survey
and a register of property owners, if a
copy of a description of the flooded parts
be given. The registry to be the same its
that of 'Germantown. For compensation
lie asks the Council to give him exclusive
tights to set stakes and mark lines of
j division ; no permanent building to be
! erected unless authorized by him. The
j charges to be the same as paid to the dis
' trict Engineer, of his city, by its Council,
lie will come iu person to arrange details
and explain Hie form of registry and list
of prices ns mentioned. Among the ref
erences given were the late Judge Cum
min's and prominent Philadelphia En
gineers. He was answered that no action
was as yet taken by the Council.
Treasurer Caldwell reported the
amount of fines and cash for July to be
.*264.25, and in part for May, S9O. The
balance in the treasury to the mouth of
August was $247.91.
The Committee on Streets and Alleys
offered a resolution that thirty-six are
lights to be used of 120 candle power, at
a cost of $8 each, distributed wlieie
found to be most needed. It was shown
that these were $1.50 cheaper than oue
hundred mid thirty-nine sixteen candle
power, ami their, power greater. The res
olution passed the final reading.
The rep it on council claims, etc.,
showed an xpeuditure of $402.10.
Mr. Robots moved that the bill of the
spec'al and regular police be referred
Lack to the Burgess, and individual tiffi
davit made that no other pay was rc
ceteved by them for the months of June
aud Juiy. It passed finally.
The Committee on Borough Property
had contracted for the removal of the
I building ou Mr. Kinney's lot to its former
site, on corner of Market and Main, for
the stun of sl20 —its aetiou was allowed.
The following resolution was offered by
An Ordinance granting to the Johns
town Inclined Plane Company the right to
occupy a part of Sloneycrtek street fur
the constructtou and maiutcuauce >4' ap
proaches to its bridge and plane.
Wnui'.KAS, The Johnstown Inclined
Plane Company has located aud proposes
to construct an Inclined Plane from a
point at or near the intersection of Vine
and Stoueycreuk streets, and extending
thence across Btonoycrcek river to a point
on the summit of a hill iu Lower Voder
Therefore, Be it ordained and enacted
by the Burgess aud Town Council, of the
Borough of Johnstown, and it is hereby
ordained and enacted by the authority of
Hem ion 1. That the Johnstown Inclined
Plane Company is hereby granted the
tight to use and occupy a strip of Mtony
cteek street, not to exceed twenty (20)
feet in width, for the Construction of a,i
elevated and inclined approach to said
bridge and plane; the said approach to
be located and constructed upon stud
street front a point in the direction of
Lincoln street to entrance of said bridge
and plane at or near the intersection of
, Htonycreek and Vine streets.
This resolution will be acted on next
On motion it was decided to give atten
tion to a street inlet at corner of Pine and
Hickory streets and to other repairs.
The motion of Mr. Chandler to have
the scales at once repaired and a building
erected was carried.
On motion of Mr. Shryock it was ruled
that the old bridge iron should be collect
ed and its value ascertained.
Mr. Roberts made the following mo
tions ail of which were carried : That all
tuxablcs of the borough he exonerated of '
the amount decided upon by the assessor 1
in his divisiou iu each ease.
That tlie clerk make out a computation
of the new valuation of taxable property.
That those who pay their taxes before
October be exonrated of 5 per cent.
That tlie Iluurd of Trade be requested I
to suggest some plait by which means
may be obtained for tlie erection of per
The President recommended a more
vigorous enforcement of borough ordi
nances respecting the condition of streets
.V special meeting of the Council will be
ended as soon as the Committee on Bor
ough Property reports on the wrecks of
the bridges in the river and what disposi
tion can be made of them.
The attendance was not full those not
responding to their names were Messrs.
Beam. Foust. Gregg, Ott, Pike and
THE SPECIAL TERM.
A Synopxlg of Monday'* Court Proceeding!
Court opcued at Ebensburg at 10 o'clock
Monday morning, Judge Johnson
presiding. Judge Furst, of Uellefonte,
who was to have occupied the
bench, did not arrive. Upon petition of
the applicants the following persons
were respectively appointed guardians:
Geo. C. Miller of Conrad, Euiil and
Hermann Ruab, minor children of George
Raab, deceased; Robert P. Snowden of
John D. Weaver; John S. Jones of Myrtle
Jones; Robert P. Snowden of S. Roger
Dihert and John Dibcrt; Frederick Schu
bert of Wm. Schubert: John Gaffney
of Peter Gaffney; David D. Stull of Charles
Layton; Dr. 11. B. Piper of Tyrone of Ira
M. Beam; Ilenry Lentz of John Rerg;
Patrick Clark of John B. Clark ; George
Snyder of Harry and Pearl Young; Geo.
Klink of Kate, William and Augustus
The following licenses|were transferred:
Jacob Bopp, deceased, to Mary Bopp;
Jacob Goenncr, deceased, to Margaret
Goeuner ; John Orris to H. J. and (Jliaun
ceylckes; Robt. Butler to Wm. S. O'Brien;
Christ. Fitzharris to Michael Fitzharris,
Jr., Frank O'Donnell to Wm. O'Donnell;
Ckas. Boyle, deceased, to Anna Boyle;
Job Morgan, deceased, to Morgan.
Petition of Andrew Gilbert aud Mary
Kesslak, Executors of the estate of Mich
ael Gilbert, late of Lower Yoder town- j
ship, deceased, for decree of specific Der
formance of contract in respect to the [
sale of lots, made in the lifetime of the de- !
cedent to August Kryat, Joseph Vogel, \
and August Ferg, respectively. Decree
Jacob Zimmerman, Esq., was appointed
commissioner to take testimony in the
case of Emma May Wolford vs. Jos. E,
Wolford, libel in divorce.
The same appointed auditor lo make
distribution in the matter of the account
of Wm. S. Cook, assignee of C. S. Al- 1
dridge, for the benefit of creditors.
Samuel Clark was appointed tax collec
tor for Lower Yoder township.
Judgment for want of appearance was
entered in the case of Walker, Duulevy
S: Company, of Pittsburgh, vs. Joseph
T. L. Hunt, guardian of Lizzie Ilorrell,
petitioned Court for an allowance for his
ward. One hundred tollars was allowed.
Joshua Aurandt, was appointed tax
collector of Lilly borough.
The else of I!. E. Abcrnuthy et ux. vs.
G. D. Benn was discontinued; and that
of N'otley & Hurler vs. J. 11. Fi-ke, agent,
was continued. Both these casus are on
next week's list.
Tne case of Philip K. Chupiu vs. the
Cambria Iron Company, 011 the list for the
second wwk of September, was continued
< iiuhriti A?ntir.l! AKMICIUI inn.
The Directors of MO i inihrlu Mutual
Benefit Association hell tlu-lr regular
meeting, Mon lev, the IDth. This meet,
in.: - was devoted mainly lo the clearing up
of all claims < . this As. elation (lin ing
the months of June, Jul- aud pa.: of
August. It embraces large number of
drowning in the great flood, A number
of these w! i were at ' nrk. or going to or
returning from work, were entitled to
SI,OOO, and their successors or Assigns
will receive Ihe.-c amounts. Ii is very
pleasant for the Assochviou to pay this
money to those alio have been bereaved
of their supporters aud protectors in the
lute calamity. There was also a large
uumbor of cases of drowning of the Cam
bria's workmen who lead made no provis
ions for those who were left of their fam
ilies. These eases are vry much to he
regretted as this Association was organ
ized by the Cambria Iron Company for
the purpose of meeting accidents of nil
kinds to its workmen. The trust affords
to every one, at a small cost per month
the opportunity to make provisions in
case of their death for their families in
time of need. In the presence of these
calamities, and the lesson it teaches in
making provisions for death at any time,
we trust that all who have not yet joined
this benevolent Association will now do
so. It is in a sound financial condition,
paying promptly every dollar of claims
on it. uud going on with its work in a
permanent way. The Secretary of the
Association. Mr. Thomas Matthews will
he found in the general office on "Wash
ington street, every day, and he will af
ford such information as will enable any
who are workmen of the Cumbria Iron
Company, to participate ir the benefits of .
Tlie Potato Hot.
Farmers have arrived at the conclusion
that the Early Rose variety of potatoes is
beginning to show more signs of rot this
year than formerly, and attribute it to I
the fact that they think the Early j
Rose has had its day, On the majority of j
farms a general complaint has been made
that tho Early Rose variety is on the de- ,
dine in this country, and that the other j
varieties will take its place. With hut j
very few exceptions tho farmers generally j
agree that of what potatoes they have dug j
up this year, that the Early Rose variety ,
is rotting more or less.
CAI'T. McOUEM.ANII'S VIEWS.
He Thinks We Will Hnve More Floods Un
less the Channels are Widened.
Captain McClelland, of Pittsburgh, who
was in the city last week, returned homo
Saturday. To a reporter of the I'ost he
expressed himself as follows: *
He said lie had gone to Johnstown at
the request cf the Pittsburgh members of
the relief commission to assist Secretary
Kremer in arranging for the second distri
bution of the relief fund, ne spoke in
the highest terms of the efficiency and.
thoroughness of the work of Air. Kremer,
the secretary of the commission. That
official, he said, had almost perfected a
plan by which there would be little or no
delay in the second distribution.
As to tho work of cleaning up the
town, Captain AlcClellaud said, from his
observation, it was scarcely more than be
gun. A number of alleys and short
streets arc still covered with the flout
debris. Hundreds of cellars are yet i >
be cleaned, and until they arc tho peo, le
cannot begin building. Whether all t' 3
cellars will be cleaned by the State !: a, ;
| undetermined question. The rumor that
all State work was soon to cease has a 1
! pressing influence. It is argued that no
favors should be shown in this regard,
but that all should be treated alike. That
the Conemaugh should be deepened and
widened seems to be the universal op'nton-'
Although the South Fork dam v•- con
stant menace to the entire C . aigh
valley, yet while it remained it • 1 to
check any sudden rise belo\y ■ dam]
Now some plan must he adopter' to per
mit the flow of a volume of wat< rger
than formerly. This the poqpliu i dins
town cannot do themselves, nor iould
they be expected to. And whatever is
done, should be done quickly, before the
tlood season begins.
On the whole, Captain AlcCleUand said,
lie found an improved feeling existing
among the people. There Was more
needfulness noticeable generally. Alcr
! chains were unusually busy, and all wild
w ere willing to work could get employ
'I Id iillng <it C. A. Mitch'.'!: ju w
For i long time Air. C. A. .Mitchell, the
hustling commission man, hash .in con
templating matrimony, but seemingly
could never get his courage to the stick
ing point. After the events of :he late
flood, however, he possibly realised more
than ever how near t, echncu one was to
his heart, and proceeded -it once I > make
arrangements to take the important step.
Air. Mitchell was more thoughtful than
many young men who enter with scarcely
any thoiisiu, of the future upon matrimo
nial seas, and he therefore purchased a
home of his own at Aloxl.im. This was
nicely .iiic.t up according t > this wishes of
his intended, lind after tl. i wedding last
j .ighl the Imppy couple r. paired lo their
[ HVII home, where they received the con-
J ;ifiliations of their friends. The bride
is Miss Irene, the fair daughter of Me. and
A! George Fine ley, who are now lesl
de.'ds of Aloxhani. T'.ca new: < tarried
couple have tlie good wishes of nil their
friends la thus venturing to embuik upon
tho sea of matrimony, and tho earnest
•vijii is e.\ Unit their hark may not
he too rudely tossi .1 daring the squalls
which at" sure to meet them in their
travels over tho occau of life.
A New Hospital.
The Philadelphia UfaucU of the Red
Cross has determined do locate a perma
nent hospital in Aloxham. When Dr. R.
S. Wharton was in Philadelphia last week
to hand in his report, ! • consulted with
Prof. Pancoast about the matter. It was
not then determined where or how soon
Ihe hospital would be built, but as Prof.
Pancoast will be here 10-.iuy he will con
sult with the Horncrstow:. Hospital stall
and new developments will he made.
When Dr. Wharton lert here last week
several people thought he hud severed
connection with our people, and a petition
was at once made and forwarded to Phil
adelphia to have tho popular doetor re
turn. With it a petition was sent to Prof.
Pancoast by a large number of people who
have fallen in love with the work of the
Philadelphia brancli of the Rod Cross, to
build a hospital here. The petition will
soon be acted upon.
Coitenmiitfh*M New l.ock-ui*
The staid residents of Conemaugh bor
ough are as proud of their new lock-up 3
a boy with his first pair of boots. The
men drop in and inspect the fine points,
and the young men and girls come round,
and gaze on it with speechless amaze
ment. Speechless is used advisedly here.
Because if you should happen to bo
gathered in, the acting Burgess would
not only knock you speechless, but ho
would knock you silly, in pronouncing
your sentence. It would be worse than
an electric shock. There was only one
inmate last night, a common drunk.
In ease of Airs. Joseph Stiffier vs. AI.
Alurphy and John Gorman, set dowu
for trial at Court a nolle prosequi, lias
| been entered by tho District Attorney on
1 payment of costs by defendants.