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MEMPHIS, TENN., MONDAY, JUNE 3. 1SS0.
VOL. N LIN NO. 128
FLOODS OF TEARS
. Ji. ooiemn cunaays signs and Sobs.
k fl 1 Mil
The Freshets of Nature Having Re
ceded In and About Johnstown,
The Reservoirs of the Soul in
ter Anguish Flow.
The Resonors Search for thdir Dear
vThey Plod Through the Mud
Debris Vainly Looking
For Traces of Their Homos and
Loved Ones No Lousror There.
Pitiful Walls ol the Grief-Stricken
Heard In the Great Wreok.
Hundreds and Hundreds of Bodies
Recovered From the Mud.
So Frequent Are These Horrible,
Ghastly Diacoverlos Mads
That the Terror of the Shocking
Sights is Entirely Lost.
To Add to the Horror of It All An
Appears la the Shapa of a Whole
sale Pilfering of Bodies.
Brutal Hungarian Fiends Rob
Dead of Jowela
They Cut Off the Fingers and
Earj of the Victims
To More Speodlly Accomplish Their
A Numbor of tho Vllllans Aro
Drowned, Shot, or Lynchoi.
Meanwhile Flree Raj Throughout the
City, and What Cebrls the Storm
Has Left, the Flame i Speedily De
vour and Roast the Bodlee of
the Water Soaked Vlo
. time of tho Flood.
Joiinstows, Pa., Juno 2. Wlion Super
intendent 1'iU'uirn telegraphed to Pitta-
burn Friday night that Johnstown wm
"annihilated," ho ramo very cluco to tlio
facia of tliu case, although lio had not seen
tliu ill-fated city. To say that Juhnstow n
iaa wreck ia but stating tho focts o( tho
caw. Nulliing like it boa ever been seen
in tliia country. Where long rows of
dwelling In uses and business blocks atool
fotty-ciht hours ago, ruin and desolation
now . reign supremo. Probably 1,500
houses havo been swept from tho face ol
the earth as completely as if thoy had
never bit-n erected. Main atrejt from end
to cud ia piled fifteen and twenty feet high
with dehria, and In somo instances it ia as
high aa tho roofs ol llix houses. Tliia great
uiuna of wreckage 11 Hi tho street from curb
to curb, nnd frequently lias crushed the
fronts of building ia and filled the apace
with retninders of ttio tcnihlo calamity,
Tliore ia probably uot a mini in tho dace
w ho can Rive any reliable. estimate of the
number ol houses that hare been swept
away. City Solicitor Kulin, who should
bo very good authority in this matter,
places tho numler at 1,000. From the
woolen mill, oliove tho island, to the
bridge, a distance of probably two miles,
a atrip of territory nearly half a mile In
width line been swept clean. Not a atlck
of timber or ono brick on top of another ia
left to tell tho atory. It ia tho niott coin
" tie to wreck that imagination could tor
tr.iv. All d iy long men, women and
children wvro plodding about the d soluto
waslo trying in vain to locate the bound
ries ol tliuir f irmer home. Nothing but
wido expanse ol tnu 1, ornamented hero
and there with lie.ipt ol driftwood, re
umiuod for their cotitoiniilation. It
per(Ttly safe to any thnt every houo In
the city that was not loca tod well upon
the hillside was cither swept completely
away or wrecked so badly thnt rebuilding
will to absolutely necessary. Tliu Iims w,
however, aa nothing compared lo tho
s niri r.s or rxiciors iii-mas mvm
lo be seen oil every hand, during all th
solemn Sunday Johnstown lias been
drenched with tho tears ol stricken mor-
luls, and tho air is llllcd with aoba and
aiha that coino from breaking hearts.
There aro see net enacted hero every hour
and every uilnuUf that affect all bcholdcM
profoundly. When bravo men dio in bat
tie lor country or for principle, their Iom
can bo reconciled to the stern destinies ol
life. When homes are torn asunder In an
instant and tho loved ones hurled from
tho arms ol loving and devoted mothers,
(hero Is an element ol sadness connected
with the tragodicsthst touches every heart
An utterly wretched woman named
Mrs. 1'enn stood by a muddy imhjI
Of water trying to find aomo trace ol
Once happy homo. tho was half crazed
with grief, and her cyfs wtro ted and
swollen. Aa tho writer stepped to he
lido sho raised her pule and hnggard face
and romarked: "They are all ginc. O,
(iod, le nion Iful to theiul My husband
and my s.ven dear li'tle children have
been swept down with tho flood and I am
left alone. Wo were driven by tho raging
flood into tho garret, but the waters fol
luwvJ us tLero. Inch by iucu it kept ris-
inn until our heads wore crushing onanist
the roof. Jt was death to. remain, so I
raised a window, and, one by ono, I placed
my darlings on some driftwoed, treating to
tho Great Creator. Aa I liberated tho lust
ono, my sweet llttlo boy, he looked at mo
'mamma, you always told MS
thnt the Lord would care for mo; will I To
look after we now?' I saw him drift away
with his loving fnco tuned toward me,
ami with n prayer on my lips for his do
livcranco ho passed from sight forever.
Tho next moment the roof crushed in and
I floated outsido to be resjuod fitteon hours
Inter from tho roof of a house in Kcnrns
villo. If I could only find ono ol my
darlings, I could bow to tho will of God.
Hut they are all gone. I Lav lost every
thing on earth now, but my life, and I will
return to my old Virginia homo aud lay
mo down for my last great stop."
A handsomo woman, with hair aa black
ns a raven s wing, walked through tho
depot where a do.un or moro bodies were
awaiting burial. Pausing from ono to an
other, she finally lifted tne paper covering
from tho face of a woman, young and with
traces of beauty showing through tho stains
of muddy water. With a cry of onguish,
sho reeled backward, to bo cnusht bv a
rugged man, who chanced to be passing.
In a moment or so alio had calmed hor-
self siilliciently to take ouo more look at
tho features of her djud. Sho stood gag
ing at tho uufortunutoas if dumb. Finally,
turning away with another wild burnt of
grief, she said: "And her beautful hair
all matted and her sweet face so bruised
aud stained with mud and water."
Tho dead woman was the sister of the
mourner. Tho body was placed in a collin
few minutes later and sent away to ita
nurrow house. Tliese incidents are but
sum pics of tho scenes familiar to every
turn iu this stricken city.
Tint vnm or life is simply rRK.nr ru
The moat coiiHcrva'.ivo peoplo duclaro
(bat the number w ill reach fi.OOO. Tho
streets have been full of mon carrying
bodies to various places, where they await
identification, since morning, nnd tho
work bus only Just lgun. Kvcry hour or
so tho force of men working on tho vari
otil henps of debris find numbers ol bodies
buried in the mud an. I wrecknge. It is
believed that when tho fl lines aro extin
guished iu the wreckage at tho bridge.and
tho same is removed, that hundreds of
victims will bo discovered. In fact, this
seems certain, as downs ol bodies have
already been found on tho oulsUrs of tho
huge imwi of broken timber.
Iteports from outside points aro also ap
palling. Up to 0 o'clock tonight lSJ bodies
had been embalmed at Ninevuh, and there
is a report that 200 more have lecn dis
covered half buried in tho mud on an
ihland between New Florence and tho
place named. At the Fourth Ward school-
house, over 100 victims have been hdd out
for identification. In many caws they
Iiavo been recognized while in many more
tho tubs bear the simple word "unknown."
hocking sights have become so common
that they have lost their terrors, and tho
finding of a body hero and there attracts
little or no attention from tho great crowds
that constantly line tho river bunks and
rowd all other aco-amblo places. Aa this
is being written hundreds and hundreds
of homulcrs men, women und children are
i.mriMi OS TDK HILLS
sad under tents that wvro sent from Pitts
burg and other places about tho country,
Tho Pennsylvania Kail way has sue.
cccdcd in Retting a track through to tho
itv. and provisions enough to meet all
immediate wants have arrived. Adjutant
General Hastings Inin charge ol tho police,
and tho various relief corps here ere doing
elegant wotk for the sufferers.
Thoac. is-oplo who wero not swept away
or disabled are working earnestly for tho
revival ol the stricken city, but it will take
mouths ol work to come anywhere near re
pairing tho fearful damage, while it is
about certain that tho list ol lost will
never be mado complete. Tho supply ol
colllins sent in from Plttidmrg and other
points is so great that tho Iielief committee
telegraphed last evening uot to send any
mora until ordcied. No fund havo vet
been recelvel from I'hiludelphin, but the
authorities are confident that when telo
graphic communication is restored they
will get hlx-rul contributions Irom thnt
citv. IW-cns ol siiinllcreums have already
been sent in generous amounts, and tl.o
people are encouraged to believo
that all their uioro pressing
wants will bo provided (or. It
will require several davs yet to ascertain a
delinilo idea ns to tho Ions of life, but it
will certainly reach np into the thousands.
Kvery hour brings fresh evidences ol tho
fin t that tho disaster fcliiH'S anything ol
the kind In tho history of the country, and
no ono can say what tho final results
A f.KKl.Kt, AMOI ST.
Vltld Dvarrlpllan af Ibo Total A:mlhl
lallon mt Iks Tana.
Joiixitow, I'o., Juno 2. Tho situntion
hero has uot changed, and ycstcrJuy'a cs
tlinatea ol tho loss ol life do not seem to
be exaggerated. Kix hundred bodies are
now lying in Johnston n, and a large nmii
ber havo already been buried. Four Irn
mensfl rellel tralni arrived last night an
the survivors aro being well cared lor. j
portion ol tho oliru force ol Pittsburg
and Allegheny aro on duty, and Iwtti
order Is niain'aincd than prevailed yestrr
dsy. Thero is an absent ol pillaging,
Communication has been restored b.'lween
Cambria City and Johnstown by a foot
biidge. Tho work ol repairing the trncks
between Sung Hollow and Johnstown is
going on rapidly and trnlns will probably
bi running by tomorrow looming. N
less than 10,0 X) atrsnguia aro here. Tho
handsomo brick high school building is
damaged to such an extent that it will
havo to be rebuilt, Tho water attained tho
hlghtol the windows in tho second floor. Its
upiKT stories formed a refuga far many per
sous. All Katurdayafleiuoonlwolittje girls
could I socn ut the windows frantically
calling (or aid. They had aixint all iilgli
aud tho day in the building and wero cut
off from all aid. Without food and drink- !
ing water their condition was himentabla,
Lite in the evening the children were re
moved to hiuhcr irround nnd nronerlv
caiod for. A number ol persons had loen
taken from this buildinir eurlv in tho dav.
but in tho excitement
TUB ClllI.DllKS WKItl! FOmiOTTKX.
Their names could not bo obtained. Mor-
rell institute was a beautiful building
and tho old homestead of tho Morrell
family is totally ruined. Tho witter has
wenkunod tho walls aud foundations to
such nn extent Hint there is danger of its
collapsing. Many families took refuge in
us building and were saved. Now that
tho waters have receded, thero is great
danger from fulling walls. All dav lomr
tho crafhing of walls could be heard across
tho river, licforo daybreak this mornintr
tho sounds could not but inuko ono blind-
rnt tho very thoughts of tho horn bio
at lis that awaited imiuv who had CKcnncd
the devastating flood. Library Hull was
unothcr of tho tine buildings of the many
in me city mm is uestroyeu. U! tnu
Kpiscopnl Church not a vi s igo romnins.
Where it once stood thero is now a placid
lake. The pitrsonitgo is swept away and
tho rector of the church, the ltuv. In II on,
was drowned, the cuurcj was one of the
first buildings to (all. 'i carried with it
several of tho surrounding house's. Many
of them wero oceup'oJ. The victims were
swept into the comparatively still waters
at the bridgo and there met their death
either by I!1 or water. James M. Wal
ters, an attorney, spent tho night in Alma
Hall and relates
A Til HILLING STORV.
Ono of tho moat curious occurrences of
the -v hole disaster was how Mr. Walters
got ,o the hall. Ho has his ollico on tho
second floor. Ilia homo is at IXi Walnut
st net. He says ho was in tho house with
his family when tho water struck it All
was carried awav. Mr. Waltura'a family
drift-id on s roof fn another direction. He
piutkSj down several streets aud alleys
until he came to tho hull. His dwollinir
struck tn-t edifice and he was throw u
into his own -iice. About 2tM) nerions
isd taken refuge i the hall and wore on
the second, third and (tunb stori. Tho
men uni a nieeung, nu? ue crew up
some rules which all went hound to
rcsivct. Mr. Walters was rhoa,,n 1 "resi
dent, the Kev. Uotlo was put in ch.jo 0f
the first floor, A. M. Hart ol the aeco.4
lloor, l'r. Mathews ol tho fourth llor. .o
i:hts wero allowed aud the wliole muht
was siM-nt in tho dnrknesa. The sick were
cared for. The weaker women and chil
dreu hud the Ik-sI arcommod.it iona thut
could lie bad, while the others had lo
wait. Tho scenes were tho most agoiiixiug.
Henrtrendimt shrieks, sobs and moans
came lioni (no ciarknesa. mo cries ol
hildreu ininjled with tho suppressed
sobs of tliu women, I'ndor the uuurdian-
ship ol the uien they to k more hope. No
orfti s'cjit during all tho long dark night.
Mnnv knelt (or hoti-a in pravcr, tbeir sup.
plications niing'iug with tlio roar ol tho
flood and tho Minds of tho dving in tho
surrounding houses. In all this misery
two women guvo premature birth to chil
dren. iu. matiikws is a ut no.
Several of Ins ribs were crushed by fall
ing timber and his pains were most mivcic,
vet Ihrouirli all bu nttendod the kick.
When two women in tho house across tho
tn-et shouted (or help lie, with two other
bravo voiinu men, climbed scrims tho drilt
and administered to Ihoir wants. No one
lied dur.ng tho night, but women imd
hildreu siirreiideied their lives oilh
suci-ecding day aa a result of terror nnd
futiiruu. .Miss Itoso Young, ouo o( the
voting la. lii-a In the hall, was frightfully
cut and bruised. Mrs. Young lind a leg
broken. Col. .NortnRii Kmith, ol l ittsliurg,
while returning Irom Johnstown after
visit to Adjutant- icncrnl Hustings, was
forced down from tho temporary bri. Igo
into the river and was curried down stream
a couple of hundred yuids Is' (ore ho was
able lo swim ashore. Ho was not hurt.
Gen. Hastings countermanded the order
ing out o( the Kightcrnth regiment. The
order was not authorized and tho militia
are not ucedod.
This nlicrnoon a spring ngon camo
slowly (roui tho ruini in what wiui once
Canibri.i. In It on a biurd and covered by
a muddy cloth wete the reimiiiis of Kditor
1. N-liuliert, ol tlio Jolinstown irrt
I rrw, a Geruion paisjr. liehiud thn wagon
walked his liii-nd, lleujainiu tiribllu.
Alitor Khubcrl was ono of tho mwt popu-
Inrand well known tiermaus in tho city.
Thursday he lisd sent his three eons to
t'oneiiiuii jh, and Friday afternoon bisw ifo
and six other children called at Mr. lirih-
Lie's icsidi'iiee. 'J hey noticed the rise ol
tho water, but not until (he flood frciu tho
bursted dam washed tho city did they an
lii ipato dnnitcr. All (led from the llrst to
the second floor. Then, as tho water rose,
they went to the attic and Mr. N hubcrt
liiislily prepared a rnlt, uiH.n wlucli all
rmbaiked. Ju t as the rait reached the
bridge s heavy piece o( timltcr raised (roin
(lio water and swept lite editor ieuuuin
the sot face. The rait thru ulidud through
and all tho rest were rescued.
scut m itt's kKMAiss want rocsn
this afteni'Min lenenlli a pile of broken
timbers. This evening his cofliu was car
ried to bis widow and children at tho
house of a friend in Morndlvllio. A tour
ol Uie west bmikof the river for a dist.mre
of two miles, leaves Ilia mind contils-d.
'1 here Is not over IbO bodice to I mi msii,
but while a luiisool ts-oplu walked buck
and (ortli they were strangcra. Not one
person in ton lual ouo met was n resi.innt
of this sec-lion. It lesds to tho belief thnt
hundreds, ierlmp thousands, are buried
in the uiud and debris, burned in the
awful furnace at the stone brnlge.or lodged
further down than tho aeanheis hav yet
gone, mm many are oune.i is aiso in u-
rated I y a Iresli nnd every lew iiours,
though no thorough search tins Is n
made in tho debris. This fai t is strength
ened by the unmi-takablo odor that iinscs
from tho acres ol lire on tlio river i.ans.
Tho work of Hitting tho bodies together
(or Identification Ix-g.m this afternoon.
Tho central point was Mornllvillo. in
l uii it -Id avenue is a InrL'i vacant lot le-
lonu'iii2 to trunk I cckey. At") o'chs k (his
was alui'wt i oven' 1 with colons, wl.ile bo
Iween ihetn and stooping ovel them Wero
wi'i'innz men nnd women. Although Ihe
number was short o( lot) at 6 ocl.sk,
others will come In, nnd tin re is no telling
wiml tho total will In. (in a rough box
whs s pii-co of pnHT with the Words
"Three children." Tonight they were
lifted out and all three placed in ono
Collin. Thn little bodies weiealin sl nuked,
and the purple decs brui icd and cut.
ma or TiiK bopiss mad Sot m. inn
Among lhoo who bad aro the Wow
ing: Charles 1 homes, Mr. Alubs, Murv
Hoh raii, granddaughter o( John Coa l.
John James, a Imy Willinui hioilh, Imrik
and Ixlwi.r I Ktering. Alrr.an ler King,
Jacob Wuise, Cmrna luwdera. Mist )
wsld. I'muia Itiidgea, Kliza I'.mey, joo go
and llilin Miller, Mr. und Mm. John '!
kalsch. Mrs. lluir, William 1 rid'x-rgi t,
Mt Warner, Uis lner, Wiiliaiu J.
Williams, I'ai')' rmuert, Mary Ann
Howe, Georgo Dowser. Thomas lavis, t!io
famous tavern keeper known as"Californin
Tom," A. L. ilctor, John l.umhorHky,
Wat fete wart, irisi i. raig, a clnld ol John
Huys, C. T. Schubert, lavid Dickiuson,
Andrew Gregory, August llickery.
Tho corpso of a beuutiful vouna woman
lay in tho extemporized morgue. Several
people any it is ttini oi m m i.ia I' ischer, a
prominent young huly of Johnstown, Only
a few hundred yards below tho bridgo a
number of bodies had been taken to pri
vate houses, ihey weio taken to tho
Morrellvillo niorguo this afternoon.
Among them wero the following: Kuima
Kane, Georgo Koitz, Mario IHiorovski and
laughter, Anna iukul, illuuii kind:.
James l'.ridgcs, Mra. John Tobein and
Mihs Maiio Tobern, Five were not iden
tified. In ono rudo box lav tlio bodv of n
beuutiful young woman. "Any ouo know
her?" called out n committeeman. A
crowd pa-wed tho box but no ono called
her name. Un ttio luce was a beautiful
expression of peace. Tho features wero
lino and tlio doming ciegauL lho only
disfigurement was on ugly cut on tho kit
temple sullieient to cause dentil.
SL. Marv'e German Catholic. Church
stands quarter of a inilo 'below tho
bridee. Its walls aro stuudiiii!. but inside
it is tilled with mixed, broken benches aud
rumed images. Ill It wero fouud
TIIX MAMJI.KD DOIIV Or l. Kl PUIIHIK
and tho remains of several negroes. Tho
distunce to SL Columbia's Catholic Church
is half a mile. Tho streets aro tilled with
broken houses, and people in those that
there were loft standing were busy shov
eling mud from tho tlnt floors. The scene
at St. Columbia's Church vvns awful. Forty
or fifty bodies had beca carried into it and
laid on tho luuddy seats. I he following
had been identified nt 5 o'clock p.m.;
Kato Frank. Charles A. Keisso, Jumes
l.telitnor and wife, Justice of thn l'euec;
Fdward U'Nuil'a baby, Louis Wineseller
and wife, Miss llonu McAnanery, Mrs.
James P. MeConaughty. Gutluey Keliin,
Thomas Fagin, Mia. P. Kuber, Mrs.
Hutchiii, Thomas, soil of Michael II ay it.
Lviug in a row in tliia church wero live
children (rum two to six years old. No ono
nnd identiiiod tiiein tins aiu-ruoon. 1 lieir
littlu curia wen matted witn mud. Their
nosuils wero tilled with isnd aud their
eves olten completely covered. ro ono
had come to wash away the dirt (mm their
tiuv facte nor tho blood stains from tho
wful cilia nnd bruises. Where arc their
Acroae thn a!st.i Inv Ihft tnHSsU-A frnmn nl
a Hungarian luw,,. btrong men as well
as chi'drnn were lu. torrent's victims.
are lying In tho Fourth Warii100)ou,,,.
Jumes 1. Cox, George Handm. HrT y
Harbour, James Murlhs, .Mrs. U.'i....'
ItoU-rt Miller, Klla llrinkv. 8, I). Fyi.i.U'
I liuiier, iirs imriHMir, ui,ij i, urn, .ig
I child; Kate Lindhait, Uols-rt llaldw:,,
McNulv. Frank Himond. Wm. i'enros'
I'. McAuley, John Mreinrr, 1. U Pavis,
Mrs. I'e I raiice, the two AliMioe lochsrds,
1.1 la Harriugtoii, Charlus A. Marshall,
John Kwcms. John Anderson. C. 11. Will-
iaiuson. M. l.i'.tle, A. M. Jones, Misses
Hamilton (three), C. It. Hutlcr, Charles
ilson. John Andrews. John lUirus, Mr.
McCov and Mrs. U'l'oiinsdl. A nuinU r
of other IkxIic are IviuaT in ttio hcIukiI
buns', but they are uuidcnliliud. The
bodies that were exssV wbea the water
iM-gun lulling aro In bud condition, roino
have already bis n UileriVd. lu lho baste
and excitement no definite arrangements
seem lo have been msdu for luueial seiv
ices. Tho only sugu'estioii that could Is)
obtained at Morn llMllo was that all tho
IhhIh-s would Ik bin led and general uieiuo
riui M-rvuvs held after tho present sutler
ing is alleviated. In a talk today with
Conductor liell, of ihe first section o( tho
day express east, laid up at Conemuuuh
on the liik'htol llio dis,ister, he said: "lho
first und second accliona stopod side
bv sido at ConrniMiuh Kndny nfter-
msin on account of the washout at Lilly.
Tlio second w us next lo the bill, tho first
on tbe outside. Mi.i.irniy i saw wnai
looked like a wall of water.
IT WAS THIMTY IX UT llldll.
"We barely had lime to notify the pus
srngers, and Ihey m-arly all lied up lho
hillside. One obi nuin who, with tits son,
returned (or eoluo reason, was drowned.
1 so cars went down In lho current 1
don't know how many weio drowned. We
saw two ou top of the cure, lho water
set lire to a lot of limit and the lire caught
two Cullman cuis. Which were destroyed.
but no s rson was burned, all the puascn
Kvrs hav ma left the train More tint runt
csukIiI. 1 here were al-out IUU is-raona ou
my section, which h made up ol day
com bes. After the ni.al null Ilia p.issen
gers wont back to the ears, aud later were
eared lor by tho neoplnol Conemsugh. nf
lerward they were tale n to Ms'iisbiirg.
They fXH.t'ted to go isnt to Alt-suin tl.is
alternooii. Friends ol tin on the Chi
cago limited need feel no anxiety, as it
was not in (be Hood al all.
Harry lto, the poptdar district attor
ney for Cumbria, ia among tho missing.
aud there ia scarcely a doubt ihut hn is
among the lost Many have been riorlcd
dead who are not CoL John Linton and
his family are saved.. John M. Itoao ia
not dead, as rcporln nor is Col. Janu s
McMilliu. The lU v. 1 1. Chnpman, also
rctHirti-d dead, is allvu. These facts circu
lated this evenimr cause I luui h lov
A iiud ol llattury h, under commnnd
of IJeiit 1'ironn. the forerunner of the
whole battery, arrivi 4 " thn improvised
telivrnnh ollico at ll :ioe'clis k. Ho went al
once lo Adjutant-Gem, il Mailings and ar
ranged lor projs.r prot noii.
nnder I'm. Wakefield, ol tho Cambria
Modiiai Kiciety; M. aart. of tho Alle
gheny Ns'iety, and Mdli'H, o( tho West
morelun l hocuty. Is il.mig gool wors
lr. Milliuan stnUa this! Ihey Ueuted ICs)
patients loduy. Tbrw aio at Napoleon
street, in Keurnsvtlle, No surgical In
struments could be procured In lho city
until 3 o'clock toduv. Among their 'Ml
natlenU the doctors have lo iny with (rue
lure J skulls and nearly all liave broken
bones. One man luui a heavy iron bar
driven through his 1m Mow the knee,
lmrlinv tho two bones. A thigh amuubi
liuii sit made. A woman has her knee
and thn lower nnrt ot her limb rrushei
out ol all shupo. A tbih ampul dioii wits
ne-eiv.ii v. Iir. Mil in.iu r-isnbd al
o'cliK-k Ihst srvntilv sis bo lies had Iweu
taken out al Krarnsvide, and eighty-lito
alsiva tho sllkwork. ( lie I F.vaus, of lho
1'ittsbuig Uro iM'partii. "id, arrived this
cvciiiiiir with rimliies Nm .2 and , and
seveial h(4i i trls, with hid e flemmit
of men. A laigo nnm's r of l ituburg
nln .letuns runia nn ll.e s..:ni' tram,
ill. Oiiiihp. iin.i.rii.ior of llul South
Fork I ihilig Club Hot' I, tnuu l' Jolins
low Una Mliernisin. It -sd I that wheu
tint dam ol Cuueimttuh Like broke the
wuler avmiie l to leal', ci .in ely tom-bing
Hie i-roiind. Il hound d d iWll the viil.ey
crasiiing and roaring, c iii.vmg I'M rvlhiug
bclore il. rol a miio its irom svtiuw'i n
solid wiill twenty icl ..gh.
iii- ni. - .TiilikKf I ITV
whs sent from K.mh i'oik village by
rrright Aftit IVxheit. U ieu lho gteul
wall thnt hold tho body of water began to
crumble, at tho top ho sent a message beg
ging tlio peoplo of Johnstown lor (iod a
sake to take to thn hills. Ho reports no
serious accidents at South Fork.
Kichard Huvis run to Prospect Hill
when tho water raised. As lo Mr. Heeh-
ert a message, he savs just such hitvobecn
sent down ut each flood since tho hike was
made. The warning so often proved use
less that little attention was pnid to it this
"1 cannot deseriho tho mad rush, ho
said. "At first it looked liko dust. That
must linvo been lho spray. I could seo
houses going down before it liko child's
play-blocks set ou edge in a row. As it
camo nearer I could seo houses totter for
moment, then rise, and tho next
uioment bo crushed liko egg shells against
Mr. Janus Havis, two daughters nnd n
an, can no whero bo found. At ood-
vulo them w as a row of brick tenement
houses, l'.'O feet long and three stories
high. It stood broadside to tho current
few tenants lied, but many went to
their attics lo wnlch tho tl.iod. Today
scarcely the foundation of tho row ol
brick houses can bo found.
Superintendent Kirtlaiid, of tho West
Pennsylvania Kailrond, arrived nt i:M
clock with a carload of provisions from
It Is Impossible to descrilic, the appear
ance ot Mum street. Whole houses linvo
been swept down this ono etreet and las-
come lodged. Tho wreck ia piled aa high
tho second atory windows, lho re
porter could step from tho wreck into tho
auditorium of tho opera-house. The rum
consists of parts of housed, trees, saw logs,
reels Irom tho wlro factory. Many houses
have their aide walls and roots torn up,
and you ran walk directly into w hat wero
second story bedrooms or go in by way of
the ton. Further uptown a raft' of io.-s
lodged In tho (tn-et and did great damage.
Tho best description thnt can bo given of
lho general iipiH'unmco of tho wreck is lo
imagine a nuinlier of children's block
placed closely together, and then
traw your bund through them in
almost every conceivable direction. At
the coiniueiieementof the wreckage, which
ia at tho oponipg of thn valley of the
Cotiemnugh, ono can look up the valley
for miles and not see a house. Nothing
stands but an old woolen mill.
Chailea Luther is tho name of thn Isiy
who stood on an adjaivut elevation and
saw tho whole flood. He said he heard a
grinding nobe lur up (he vallev, and, look
ing up, bo could ns a dark lino moving
slowly tows r I him. Ho saw that it was
Iioiim'S. On they ramo, like tbe hand of
a giant cleaning oil his table, 1 1 igh in the
air would Im to-wed a log or lieaiu, which
(ell buck Willi a crash, IKiwn Ihu valley
it moved sedutclv nnd acioas tho littlu
mountain citv. For ten minutes notlinii;
but the moving houses was seen, and then
the waters camo with a roar and a rush.
This touted (or two hours and llien it be-
ku to flow more steadily.
I'll t ifiixn lie n ii.n .i .
ill Johnm. , ,,.,,.11. !.i ..,,.,.
template and di. ,. . , ,
almost aalinuicl to tai. '.....i, . ... i
know that olher who IwaifT1.1 1,,1
have eonvetled themselves iui-
vultures, iirrving on ttio dead. Men ai
carrying sliotguiia and revolvers and woe
Is-tl.letbo stranger who looks won mis
piciously at any arlicle. tusids of great
value were being soi l in town today lor a
drink of whukv. A supply store bus been
established in the Fourth VVurd in Johns
town. A line of men, women and i lnl-
Iren exteudiiui for a miiiuio wuited pu-
tieidly In have their wants supplied.
Tho schoolhoiiHM has been converted into
a inorguo and the dead uro being bulled
from this place. A hospital has b.s u
opened near by nnd is lull ol patients.
One nl tho victims--TTioinjuou - was re
moved from a piece of wivi Liga in which
Irn had been imprisoned since Friday.
Ilislegwus broken nnd bis (ace badly
bruised. Ho was dcluious when rcedicd
and will uot recover.
The Peiinsvlviiula liailrosd is now lay
ing tracks Irom Johnstown station lo tliu
wn-lioiit A tcuiHirary bridge Is Is'ing
built and by tomorrow evening trains
will Ihi run into Johnstown. It will bo
more a mutter ol luck than a certainty.
Communicntion bv Mil has been estab
lished between 1'iltshnrg and lho end ol
tho stone bridge.
Assistsnt SuiH-riulendeiit Trump is nn
lho grounds ami ia authority lor this news.
Hn knows nothing ol the coii.piion oi inu
truck between Johnstown and Allooiiu.
lu sumo pints it is said
ma ta veks wins scoomi orr
lo a depth of twenty did. A trniiinfrnis
all hsided were run on the CoiiMnaugli
l.ridgo. They, with the bridge, now lie in
the wrerkagoal Ibis point Tliu IVnnsyl-
vsnis hwes thir'y live engines aicl many
The Ivallinorn A Ohio trni ks am now
open and s train was run to the cdv free
ol chargi) (or iis-sengers nt 1 o't l.s k.
Mails uro getting through by im sns ol
couriers ' r.sw tint iiioiiiiiains. -oi
express linn bus Iwcn established. Tliu
I'i nosylvania will run a Him ol utii-e tx'
twecn Johnstown nnd CnsM ii il the trucks
aro as bud ns reis.rled. Mi-sM-ncera were
sent along thn line yesterday, ihey will
iiiiiki) their n'srts in Ilia rl'y ollicea.
T hn clung, clang, clang of lho I'tnpicine
has a home-like sound to the reisiiters.
Tho lire has spread steadily all d iy and
the uper pnrt ol lliniliill is nuriiiug io
night T ho tiro engine is stationed on the
liver bank and a line ol hose Ini I lar up
tho track to tho coal mine. Tho flames
toiiL-ht aro hiiiher than ever lie-
fore, and bv its light long lien
of lho curious run Is) seen along the
banks. No. 3 will Is- put In sorvieo in tint
looming. Chlel I'.rown has ordered nn
engine to Johnstown, to go by wsv ol the
Hallimoro oi Ohio. It will bo held there
in order to protect the (own should 111 o
break out Tho natural gas has been shut
oil, owing lo tho many leaks in Johnstown,
No lire in allowed In the city. T he walls
ol many bouses are f illing. Their crash
ran bo heard across tho river, w hero the
liewspHM-r men are located. In lh walk
through the town today tlio word "danger"
could be noticed painted by tliu rescuers
on the walls.
Newpas'r men are Indebted to the
Greciisburg liehcl Corps for their supper.
CISIIOI- rilkl.AN IS IS JOIIXSTOW TOKKIIir.
I In made tho Irln on tho swinging
bri. I,-". For an aged mini it was a dun
gi -roiis dip. Fathers (Vri-oraU and Gal
h;;!i. r have accompanied blin. Ono of
tho Catholic churches In lho town burned
on haluiday. A house drifted down
sgains'. it and art it on Iir.'. A funeral was
being held at tho church at tho timo of
tho flood. The congregation deserted the
chiiri li and the body wss burned with the
bud ling. Two largo trees passed entirely
thrunyli a brick Catholic church lisuti-.l
near the center ol the town. Tim build
ing still stands, but Is a total wreck.
Thirleen bodies Wero taken Irom the
river nt New Floiuiu-o. Five were bioiuM
east to this polut bvvciul wero placed in
rough boxes nnd burled on tlio hill-side
opposite New Florence. SeVerul wero re
covered below that point and brought to
Five hundred ti!nts arrived frun Ohio
tonight in chsrgo of Adjutaut-tieneinl
Axlmo. Sixty-live have been put upon
tho hill side, and nru now occupied by
families, (ten. Axline went on to Johns
town to assist Major Sanger, who ia in
thai go during ien. Hastings's nbscuco.
lit II AX MIINMII ItH.
Iliuiltnrlniis it oh Die limit Motnrn ol
llielr Jmels-l'errililn Scenes.
JoiiNsrow.N, Pa., June Z Tlio woy of
the transgressor In tho desolated valley
ol tho Conouiniigh is hard Indeed, llach
hour reveals some new an I horrible story
of antlcrlng and outrage, and every suc
ceeding hour biiugs news of swift and
merited punishil cut meted out to tho
fiends who have dared to desecrate the
slid and mangled corpses in tho city of
the dead and torturu the already lialf
cra.ed victims ol tho crudest of modern
catastrophes. As tho roads to tho lauds
round about uro opened tales of almost
indescribable horror come to light, nnd
deeds of tho vihwl nature, perpetrated in
the dailuct. of lho night uro brought to
light Jiitu4tho shadow began to fall
upon tho e.irlli last evening u party
of thirteen Hungarians wero noticed
stealthily picking their way along tho
bin ks of Coiieiiiitugli toward S.mg Hollow.
Suspicious of their purpose, several farm
ers armed themselves and stalled iu pur
suit. Soon their most horrible fears wero
realised. The Hungaiiuus wero out for
plunder. Lying iimiii the shore they
camo upon tho dead und luuiigled body
of a woman, upon w hoso person there
wero a number of trinkets of jewelerv and
two diamond rings. In their eagerness to
Secure the plunder tho 1 1 nilgai inns got
into a sijuuhhlc, during which one ol (heir
numlier he vend thn tingei upon which
were the rings, and started ou a run with
Ins (earful prise, Tho revolting nature of
the d.-ed so w roiiL-ht upon the pursuing
farmers, who by this time wero close at
hand, Ihut tlu-y gave Immediate cliue.
Nunc of tho II nilgai mils showed ll.'lit.lnil,
being ouliiiiuilicrt'd, wero compelled to
flee lor (heir lives.
MVkoCTIIi: llltl lis I si A nn
but (our wero literal, y driven into tho
surging river and totlu ir d 'utli. The in
human monster, whose atrocious net has
Ix-en h-s rils'd, was among tho number ol
the involuntary suicides.
Another incident ol even greater luo
ni 'lit has Just ls-eii brought lo my notice.
At H.:UI o'cliH k this iiiotiiing mi old rail
roader, who had walked lo Sang Hollow,
stepped to S IlilinUrol iiiimi who Were
oiigiegaed mi the pluiloim stations at
( iirianville an I Kiid. "I ieiitlemen, had
I a shotgun with me h ill an hour ago, I
would uow bo a murderer, yd wi'.li no
(car i d ever having to sii.'h-r. Two miles
U'low her.) I wulclied ihrit' men going
along the bunks mealing the jewels liuiii
lbs lushes o I tho dead w ives and d lugli
teraol men who Iisvj Ikvii tobbed ol all
tin v lield dear ou earth."
le I no eoouur finished thn lnl s n-
(,'irible l. hru..,:,",lv '""V"'
Im -. .san skit link r 11 liiriT
plunder, one with a to,. tim-viw o(
boulder and another with ! 'v..r Ins
his hind. In twenty minutes, .,,lu'r
staled, tin v had oveltakeo two of to..'
victin.s, who weni then ill the set of cut
IiiiK piee.-s from the cars, mid II Hirers from
tho bands ( the bodies n two dead
women. With revolver leveled at die
scoiindiels, lho leader ol ihe ponsK liollted;
"Ihiow up your hands or I'll blow your
ith blanched faivs and Ireiubling
forms they obeyed tho order mid beg :cd
for mercy. They Wero si-arched and as
their piHkcta wereeiuptied of theirgii. iHly
finds tho indignation ol Ihe ciowd luteii
silled. aud when a bloody linger olnu in
f.int, nn in led with Iw j liny gold i m :s,
was found among lho p'eud. r iu Ihu
leader's sh kul, a cry went up,
"ivmii iiiku! IV Mil tiikmI'
Without a nioiiu nl's delay ropes were
thrown around llu ir nei ks ami they were
dangling In Ihu llinls of a live III Ihu
branches of which nil hour before Win i-u-tangled
lho bodies of a dead father an I
sou. After the ctpirutioii ol half an hour
the riis-s were cut aud the bodies lowered
and ruiiii d In a pile of ns ks iu lho fore-t
on the hill above. It ia hinted thai nil
Allegheny County Olhrl.d was one oil be
linsil prominent actors in this trnejy ol
UVI HIH 1 Willi HIUUI.M.
tlllllarf' iJtm Iji..i- SiM.falard by lb
ismbrls I mm t suihsM).
Johns row a, Pa., June 2. A prominent
lllemls-r of lho Johuslow II Sad ly Com
lid, t.-e s.ild to a I'o I reporter Ibis evening
"For God'a sake tell tin ui at iMtsbiug to
stop tho rush of slglitws'is lo Ibis lis ahty.
There is i-tioiigli here to last for wrcks.un I
tho inoihid curioiity of tbesi people can
Just ns well bu gratified later lis now. T lie
crowds of lho unions has greatly i iiibnr
rasscd us today. Tho uulhoiiiies must
Mi. II. M. Ogle and her daughter, Min
nie, nro among lho drowiie l. Mrs. Oglo
was ouo ol tho best lady opcratois ill the
country. For twenty-three years or inote
sho managed the Western Cnioll nllire
here, mid (or twenty years she had han
dled Ihe Associated J're"l wmk. Adju
tant Gcnctal Hastings, N. G. I'., ami
M.ij. S.ing.-r huve assumed i-iitiiu i lunge
of Jihn-towil. Nothing is legal unless It
bears his signature. Ono rlb-cl of Ibis
sv-iern.ilM' work Is making Itself f. It Onu
town Is guarded by Company II
of thn Sixth licjimrut, Lieut. I- g
(It in coiuinaud. New iiiciiiIhms wero
siioiii in bv him and Ihey are making
splendid "l. tiers. Ss'cial (miIh o are nil
nn ions, and tho regulations are so strict
linil the smoking of a cigar is prohibile I.
In u. II i lings ! s presses lho opinion that
li.oi" Ircl-s urn iiuccssary. Mr. Alexander
Hart is ill i hiiign ol the sisrcial police, lie
bus lo-t h: Wife and family. Nolwith
st. in bug t'os gn at iiiislortune, he is do
ing thowuik of a llciculcs lu lil- own
W ,1 V.
ien. Ils-tiinrs's lica.l.iiarlers aro nt the
pone-vlvanla Oepot. A aupply depot Is
established at this polnl. ami many needy
people ure being relieved, llodic that are
.hi; ..ut "I the wreck die III the stations
iiii'iI a "illiu can bo obtained. They aro
l,iliii-l uuidentilli'd III I'rospecl Hill.
J.nn. s Mn.dlllln, Mco-r.-i'sldent Ol lho
Caiiibii i Iron Works, w.is met this after
iw ,ii. lie I completely unnerved by tho
p. nilile iliii:ster. In s conversation he
so l: I d i not know what our loss H. I
cm not V yen estimate, as 1 have not tho
l.mit' l Idv w hut It may be. Tho upper
mill is totally wrecked, damaged beyond
nil repaira. Tho lower mill is dnmnged to
such un extent that all machinery and
buildings nro useless. Tho mills will be
rebuilt immediately. I linvo sent out
orders that all men that can m outer to re
port nt tho mill tomorrow to cominenco
cleaning tip. 1 do not think thnt the
building is insured ngainst a flood. Tho
great thtng wo want is to get tho mill in
llio tiautiei iro Works, which were
completely destroyed, will bo rebuilt im
mediately. 'iiu works aro owned ana
operated by the Cambria Iron Company.
Tho buildings will bo immediately rebuilt
nnd put in operatic n ns soon as possiblo.
l lio loss ut this point ia com mete. The
land on which it stood ia today in-barren
and desolate ih if it stood ill tho midst of
tho Sahara I Wert. Tho Cambria Iron
Company lost its great supply stores at
this point. T he damage to tliu stock ulono
w ill iiuiouut to $.i'),tKKI.
The buildiui! was valued at SloO.OOO.
and it is u total loss. Tho company's of
fice, which adjoins tho store, is a hand
some stiuelure. It was protected by tho
Inst building, but lievei thuleiw is almost
T he l'ailinoutli Club, at which employes
of the works boarded, was carried away ill
tho II. Hid. It contained many occupants
at the time. Noiio were saved.
Kstiiuates of tho losses ol tlio Cambria
Iron C impniivnre given from J (KK).OOO to
f.'.oiHi.tKk). llul little of this cau bo re
A slide, il series of frightful losses from
side to side, a run, and you havo crossed the
row ropo bridgo w Inch spans the chasm
dug by tho wuletsbetweeii the slouo bridgo
nnd Johnstown. Crossing tho bridgo was
nn exciting task. Yet many women ao
eomplished it rather llian remain in Johns
low u. T he bridge pitched liko or ship in s
storm. Within Iwo inches of your feet
ru-hed the muddy waters ol tlio Cone
inaugli. There were no ropes to eusily
guide, nnd creeping along was more con
venient (hail walking. One had to cree
tho Cone muugh ut a seivnd point in order
to reach Johnstow n proper. This wus ac
complished by a skit! ferry, tho fcrrynn'n
dinging to a roe nnd pulling the load
over. After hiiidinit ouo walks across a
desolate sen ol mud, iu which there is in
terred the reni'iiusof many human hodir.
Il was oneo lho handsome portion ol the
town. The cellars are tided up with mud,
so that a peisoti who has never seen tho
city can hardly Imagine Ihut bonu s ever
stoisl w here they did.
m im.h At I'll ram ru.
l.ir lrl lniiilrlrs l.ir I rlenSs 4'alls lor
..! H-.ii.lrl la.
I'n i mi; ii. i, l'a., June 2. Tho usually
piiet rlrectsot i'ittsburg on Sunday were
today nl i o with exciled s'ople, eagerly
s eking news from (ho flood Ihut destroyed
Johnstown. In bout of tiewr-p.iper bul
If. ins cow. is wero ao dense as
to almost obstruct travel. Kach
bulletin wis read with interest. The
telegraph ollie.-s were thronged w itll peo
ple trying In vain to recoivo aomo word
from friends nnd relatives in Ihe s'.rlckon
city. When lho wires sturte I working to
John-town this morning there wo,; in
file at lho Western l iiioo office 1,000
lelegraphle iiiijiiinea (rum ull part of Ihe
louirry from luemls and relatives, of
lliese how (ew will ever bu answered!
Farlv in the luui uing st veil curios, Is of
prov.sious lei i me ( iil.ni lK-s,t lor Johns
'fcdfl "," " lH'',1 t'u. M my curs loaded
from iHMiili 'P" snd bod. hug nro arriving
are being rapidly jerlli and Suiith, and
ol diiustcr. " ' -I lo the scene
'I he collin m.innfuctiirers heic a.
e I to their fullest rapacity, aud rk
llns nro lii:ig hipK-d rapidly. This
li o-nin- leu car toads Were rent down,
c.iutaini.ig I, '.'."I coilius. They will be dis
tributed al v.iiioiis points along the river,
where the dead have been collected.
1,'epoiis are coming iufruin alurgn num
b r ol towns throughout lho western Isirl
of this Mate, I -i-lr ii Ohio nnd West Vir
ginia, of til .a 'lis' meetings being held snd
doniilions mado for Ihe sulh rcis are fust
I inline in.
Among the pasM tigers from this city
who aro known to have been ou the
wrcckc I lis us ure: W. W, Patrick, Ihe
Linker, and wile; the Lev. Mr. Lobiusoii,
of the 1 linilogicul N nonary, and Miss
J i n ii in I'iiuIm-u. Their friends havo rv
icived no word.
Wniiey l.rrsll elMl.
I'll i-iit no, l'a , June 1'. T he follow Ing
lispati h hu just been received (roni Johns
tow n: "lho unruly element has been rut
down nn I order is now perfect. Tho citi
zens' commit!! e is now in i long" nnd have
m itteis well ore, ini. 1. A pris'luuisliun
lets ju-t Is-en is-iied thut nil men who are
ubln lo work Inu-t report lor woik
or leave the place. We have t'si liiui h lo
do lo supK'il id. em is nnd will not
abuse the gi-m rolls help that is being sent
bom iibro.id. Tomotiuw nil will be at
woik. Moin-y now is greatly needed to
meet the heav y pav rolls that will bo in-i-uir.d
for the ucxl two weeks. W. IX
la w ,S, 1 1 : 1 1 1 ll n II of the I lllallco ColOUlit
tce. is ivady hi receive the same.
"A. J. Moxham,
"Chaiiuinu Citticns' Coinmittco,"
trrlsHil, 41., Hrapaaila.
Cirvn.AMi, O., June 2. Cleveland is
taking n. live steps 1 1 ui I in tho rollef of
the sullen u by llo.nl nt Johnstown, A
meeting w is held nt lho ollico of Mayor
(..ndie-r this inoriiiug and appropriate
committers npl"iintcd. Contributions o(
money nn 1 supplies came in all day.
About S i.b' was raised at tho Mayor-s
ineeimu In-i.le of IHlecn minutes and rob
lections wi re laki it up 111 all the churches
us much ns i sil being roiitrihutvd by
some congregations. Tho fund will grow
to large propori ions tomorrow. A car losd
of provisions was sent (orward at 11 oi lock
tonight, and unothcr will Iki shipped lo
in, mow. A special ill irl will be made (o
colli cl supplies of clothing (oi thesiifforvrs.
lbs liirflawsTWaTeas lake Arilaa.
T a Hai ik, lud., June 2. -Tho fol
lowing call wai Uuind Ibl i in iruing:
Ol ri r. rr i.s si V r s er VI ss, 1
1 1 si i II . ii. I" I . J"" A w
To the Hiitienloi.iir Mm t l,. t
You are urgi nlly tcpu -ted to Nl-o
suitable conirilutioiis. and make iuiii
appropriations us ure poj.,bli lor the In -iiie.halu
mini of Masonic mtlerera (roin
Hie great llo.i l disaster at and aroun i
Johnstown, la., " 1 'i,n,1!,V
raised promptly to William 11. Smyth.
Grund .-cindarv, nt In haiiapoha, lor
proper disliihution. TllouvslV. Isimi,
1 1 l. rand Maator.
4,,ssVlllll i4 A ISt
Ksvs Citv. Mo., June 2.-Mor
Pivniport Issued s proclamation today
calling a ui.is " tomorrow night
tornal.lu lb" cilitens o n- v,
un.ie ui a Plan lor sending rebel to Ins
s'.ritkcu sicliun ol I'liunaj Wuttiaw