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&s Mr. McCandless stopped, "everything the
Sheriff has said I indorse. Pittsburgers
cannot understand from what has been writ
ten how imminent their peril is. There are
thousands of dead to be mourned for in
Johnstown, but unless prompt action, in
stant action, is taken to remove the bodies
and bury them, there may be an epidemic
of the most awful character among us here.
The need for the troops in Johnstown is an
other thing you can't properly grasp unless
yon have seen -what we nave seen. It is im
possible under existing conditions for the
bodies to be properly protected. Ton can
not state these facts too strongly. There is
no time to be lost Troops and men tore
cover the bodies should be sent to-morrow
Joe Brown, the well-known gunsmith,
added his emphatic approval to his com
panions' statement of the case,! All three
men agreed that from the number of dead
tney saw and the number of persons satd to be
missing, that the death list will contain nearer
10,000 than 8,000 names before it is completed.
Sheriff McCandless said on this point: "I can
not do more than make a rough estimate, but
when I remember how much of Johnstown was
washed away without more than a minute or
two's warning, and when I know that there are
lots of small villages lower doirn the Cone
maugh, which have not yet been heard from
and which cannot have escaped the flood's
fatal embrace. I am forced to think that the
loss of life Is double what it has been generally
supposed to hare been."
These interviews were had as the party were
on their way to report to the Belief Committee
in the Chamber of Commerce, and Sheriff Mc
Candless said: "I shall lay all these facts
Before the Belief Committee,
and with their help and The Dispatch's I
hope to reach the public's ear at once. The
people of the two cities will act as soon as they
understand the position of affairs."
In the car with the party were a woman and
her child, who were returning from Johns
town, and Mr. Brown was scheming to get
some clothing for the girl, who had nothing
but one thin skirt upon her. "Mr. Brown said
that most of the women who escaped from tho
water were badly off for clothing, and Post
master McKean added: "There is an awful
need for shoes up there, too. Two or three
thousand pairs of shoes ought to be sent np at
Messrs. Brown and McKean had a special
mission at Johnstown namely, to prepare a re
port of the situation to the Free Masons of
this county. This report they made last night,
and steps of the usual generous character will
be taken by the Masons to-day to help the suf
ferers. THE DEOTOED TBAIff.
Only Meager Details ns Yet Concerning: Tbnt
Day Express It Was Washed Away
nt Conemangh No Survivors at
AH at Ebcnsbnrt.
That the day express on the Pennsylvania
Bailroad, which left Pittsburg Friday morning,
was partly engulfed in the flood is now certain.
It was stopped not far from (Conemaugh, as
was stated In The Disp atcii yesterday, on ac
count of washouts on the track. While there
the South Fork dam burnt, and a portion of the
train was washed away.
The railroad authorities at theJTnion station
last evening first admitted that one Pullman
coach was carried into the river, bat said that
no one was in it
Captain D. C. Herbst, of this city, had two
daughters on the train, and the stories that the
train was swepf away entirely made him
exceedingly anxious. He went np to the rail
road offices and there was told that all the pas
sengers were safe and were In Ebensbnrg. Mr.
Herbst telegraphed to .Ebensburg, and at 9
o'clock last night received aoi answer stating
that "no passengers were at that place, and
none had been there.
Mr. Arnold, of the AncTlor Bank, had a
brother on the same train, wbo was going Hast,
and be also tried to find out what had become
of him, bnt without success.
After getting this information a Dispatch
reporter again visited the railroad offices last
'.'We havetold you all we know," said Mr.
Cnlp:Chief Train Dispatcher.
uncn wiien uie reporter torn men oj. wuac naa
already been learned, Mr. Culp Salked moro
Their Only Admission.
"We know that several lives were lost off the
train," said he, '"but we don't know hov many,
and know nothing about their names. It is im
possible to get them. The passengers-who wero
saved we know are in Ebensburg. I can't see
how anyone could get a telegram from there.
We can't and if there was one wire working to
that point we certainly would know it Just as
soon as we can get the names of the persons
lost we will give them to the newspapers. As
far as we know now there were not more than
15 or 20, but we can't even get at tie number
accurately, much less the names."
Joseph and Harry Lauffer and Louis Sal
linger, all well known Pittsburgers, were pas
sengers on the day express, but escaped by
leaving the train when the wall of water from
the burst reservoir came down, and succeeding
in climbing the mountain side above the line
of the flood. They arrived in the city yester
day, and gave a graphic description of the
cene. They say there were three trains to
gether, all of which were swent into the Cone
maugh. There were the day express, an ac
commodation train and a freight train.
Tho railroad officials profess to know noth
ing of the loss of more than a portion of the
day express, but as has been indicated in tho
foregoing, the lack of telegraphic communica.
tion with way points may prevent the news
from being received by them.
The Conductor's Story-
Conductor Easton,who had charge of the
day express, got Into town yesterday. He said
that he had three Pullman cars with him and
about 32 passengers. When he arrived between
Conemaugh and Johnstown the train stopped
and he told the people to get out and save their
lives, because he saw the big mountain of
-water, about 5t feet high rushing down the
hill, smashing everything before it The peo
ple all ran ont and most of them
were saved. Two . ladles and -one
man refused to leave the train and
they stayed. One of these ladles was a Mrs.
Balsley, of Minneapolis. Tho water rnshed
over the train, but theso three people did not
get hurt They were afterward rescued and
sent to Ebensbnrg. Conductor Easton contin
ued to relate, that a f roight train with lime and
"the mail train collided with express, and from
that account the cars caught tire. He went
along the water's edge to Cambria, where he
noticed the entire place to be devastated. He
saw no people at all. Later he succeeded in
getting on the mountains and Mm there he
came home. He was all tho time with his
crew, and all were saved.
The List of Passengers.
The Pennsylvania Bailroad Superintend
ent at Altoona sends word that the Atlantic
express leaving Pittsburg at 3 a. m. Friday,
the Chicago and Xew York limited (east
bound) which left Pittsburg at 7:10 Friday
morning, and the seashore express which
left Johnstown early Friday morning, ar
rived at Altoona Saturday afternoon. All
the cassengers on these three trains are re
ported to be well. Altoona sends the fol
lowing list of passengers on the dav ex
press from Chicago, which was caught in
the flood at Conemaugh who are known to
-tmitSm Henry Smith, General Manager of the
Associated ifress. New York: Edward Lyon, Bos
ton: Mrs. J. AV LatU and daughter Edith. 1'hlla
lelpbla; Elizabeth lionmer, Wrlghtsmie. Pa.:
wrs. Mary L. Cownc, Washington; H. C Grooch,
'ron, Mich., Mrs. XI. H. bmlth. Broadway.
1 or: sirs. m. l. eergcani, juassacnusetts
Jackson, Philadelphia; Estclla J. Kitterlng,
la: Lfaniei jiumDiirey. inaiananoils:
UetHtt and child, Wcnnlson. ind.;
wife and three children, Colum
-fgle t juuianeny, Indiana;
-a. 111.: Mrs. A.S Llppln-
- Gussle Cook and
Tanny Murphy and
1 child, Chicago;
V.: Mrs. Paris
'ss tjlmpson. C
-x, Mr. Lei to
3 on the
two sections of the day express, "which was
caught in the flood at Conemaugh, and is
also thought to be a duplicate of those who
reached Altoona by other trains:
F. Knee: Miss Grass, Philadelphia; Mary F.
Moran, Philadelphia; Bridget bhuUln. Philadel
phia; J. M. Aewcomb and wife, New London;
Mrs. U. H. Leopard, ilallna, la.; Carrie B.
Archer, Ilallna, la.: A. H. Brown, Jersey City;
WliUim Stewart Flttsbursr; J. (X l'forettl.
Tyrone: Henry F. Fowles, Bangor. Me.; Clara
Cobb, Brooklyn; Charles J. Burbridjre: Allen
Proctor; Morrii Ely, Camden. N. J.: E. M. Leop
ard, Acw York: Mrs. Simon bllck, Heading: John
L. Fine, Heading; W. Vf. Goodyear. John K.
llahone. Philadelphia: E. B. McCullough, -wife
and daughter. Philadelphia; W. F.Wlnslow, Chi-
. f- .. tl It'll... TKl-Ata,t .
vdiu 21X1., auu iuis. ii uuu, i uuauciuuia, iuta.
Matilda Allen, Fhlladelnhla; John Carr, Jer
sey Cltv: Lmllv June. Mount Vernon. Kv.:
Virginia Maloncv. Woodbury. S. J.t Mary )
11 ifVtne At. TT 1V.1..1. III.M.3.1.VU. 1 UIIa
son, Honesdtle. Pa.; Mrs. Ellen Oce. Honesdale,
Fa.;Prinella&tacerl, Philadelphia: Frank Fat
ton, wife and daughter. Freeport, Pa.; Mrs. L
It, Flzer, Monroevllle, O.: Mrs. Sherman. Nan
tucket, It. L; George Sawyer, Bristol. O.; Mr.
Cliandly,: K. a Yoan, New York; Abltfn Al
lyannes. Fort Monroe: Mary Fltipatrlck, Pitts
burg. VT. WhittaVcr, Plattsburg, N. T.: Mrs.
McBrady, Chicago; K. Spangler. Illinois; W. M.
Mellon,: Gertrude Mellon, Milwaukee; John
W by. New York: J. C. t)HKnt. Talioe: Simon A.
Shepard,. C. Kelfer, Snlppensburg; H. St.
John. Penniylranla; J 8. Over, Jersey
City; Boston Porter; 'Washington; Richard
Brown, New Yprk: Mrs. Pauline Wlllard,
New York: Mrs. E. A. Berley, Cannon.
N. Y.; Martha Livingston, New York;
Frank C. ballseyeth, Tyrone; Anne C. Smith,
MarysTille, Pa,; P. F. Bain. New York; a S,.
Thurman, New York; O. O. Slartz, Orstown;
R.H. WortUng. Greensburg, Pa.;CT. K. bmlth,
Pittsburg; Allen J. FItz, Elmlra; H. Van Dyke
and wife. Snnbnrv: Kolllns S. Dromler. Pitts
burg; Wm. Hawkins, Illinois; F. H. Hare, "Hll
kinsburc: K. Wolf, Boldbrook, N. J.; James B.
Miller, Pittsburg: Mrs. Orlando Kockwood,
PennsylTania: J. W. Graves, Altoona, Pa.: C.
A. Bradford; 8. H. Bailey, Altoona; I,. H. Cam
eron. Bellwood. Pa.; Mrs. C. S. Hand, Simon C
Hand: W. Baker; John Cllnc, Vlckstown: J. H.
Urys, Rochester, N. Y.: George 1). Donalason,
New York; James H. Stewart, wife and baby,
Allegheny: C. H. Baxter, Lima, O.; D. Z. Din
nickler, Ohio; A. 11. bonder, Omaba,
Neb.; James E. Lcrms, Washington; F.
W. StoTer, Waynesboro. Pa.: A. M.
Oiler, Waynesboro, Pa.; A. M. Sliandler. New
York: K. F. Johnson, bew York; S. Myers,
Philadelphia: Mrs. Nelson, colored, Milwaukee;
George Sylvester, wife and two children, WVWil-
rooi, wne ana cnua, itcaianu; jiirs. t. v. iiai
ford and daughter, washlneton: Anulo Harall-
ton, MinneapoIissTliorntonKobinson. Allegheny;
George Keller, Harrlsbnrg; John Burris, Seorge
Houseman. Philadelphia: R. 11. Key, It H.
Kanney, James B Kanney, Kalamazoo; George
Casblns and famlh, Kingold, Md.: Sam Blrncy,
Lorenzo: James M. liufford, . E. P. Bollock.
Kev.J-. H. Lelper. Philadelphia: J. Liana Am
boch, Lorenzo: Mrs M. A. Bleaswell, I. S.
bhearer, N. S. Davis, wife and three children,
Lancaster: Margaret Justice, Br. Itobinson,
THE MILITAEY OUT.
The Eighteenth Regiment Amcmblcd nnd
Dispersed Tho Washington Infantry
and Battery B Gone Scenes
Before the Departure.
Nearly 500 enlisted men and officers of the
Eighteenth Regiment assembled on Wood
street about 4.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon in
full uniform, with haversacks, blankets, and
two days' cooked provisions In their haver
sacks. They made a fine soldierly display.
They were ready to sacrifice their time and go
to Johnstown without pay or rations for the
benefit of suffering humanity. But they
The cause was simple, but enough.
The committee of seven of the Chamber tf
Commerce having charge of the relief meas
ures, had been all day urging Lieutenant Col
onel Kntlcdge to take the regiment to the
scene of the disaster. Colonel Norman M.
Smith was himself in Johnstown, as was Adju
tant General Hastings. Every effort was
made to reach General Hastings by wire, but no
answer could be received from him, while mes
sages continued to pour in from Johnstown,
asking that the military be sent to control the
mob of thieves and desecrators, which threat
ened to carry all before them.
Finally, about 3 o'clock Lieutenant Colonel
Frank J. Rutledge took the responsibility of
ordering out the regiment The members had
been expecting such an order, and within one
hour and a half nearly 500 had gathered on
Wood street, fully equipped.
Doctors, Not Guns, Wanted.
Then it was fonnd their services could not be
given. At 3-05 r. it. a message was received
from Adjutant Genera! Hastings asking that
six physicians be sent up at once, with medi
cines, and stating that food supplies were arriv
ing it liberal quantities, and that the outlook
was gooa. ne sata notmng at ail aoout tne
About four o'clock a message was received
from Assistant Superintendent Trump, of the
Pennsylvania railroad, as follows:
To the Chamber of Commerce:
"I have been informed that train If a 10 leav
ing Pittsburg, will carry the Eighteenth Regi
ment, aesunea zor oonnscown. AS Adjutant
General Hastings has issued no orders for the
military to come here, and as no one else has
authority to issue such orders, I have directed
that train No. 10, if it carries the Eighteenth
Regiment, be backed down to Pittsburg."
After this was received there was a long con.
sultation between the Committee of Seven aud
the field officers of the Eighteenth Regiment
Colonel McKibben. of the Governor's staff,
was also present in full uniform, ready to go,
and "was present at the conference, as were ex
Adjutant General P. N. Guthrie and General
A. h. Pearson. After trying for some time un
successfully to establish a telegraphic commu
nication with Adjutant General Hastings, it
was decided to dismiss the regiment which
was accordingly done, and the men returned to
their homes. I
Lieutenant Colonel Rutledge did not order
out the regiment without advice. General
Pearson, Colonel McKibben and General
Guthrie recommenced him to doit and the
order was issued.
Shortly after 2 o'clock Mr. H. C. Frick asked
if it was possible to get out 200 men of the reg
iment by "4.30 o'clock. He was told that SCO
men could be obtained. Mr. Frick was doubt
ful about it but not far from 500 men answered
the short summons, while one company of the
regiment, located at McKeesport, had GO men
assembled in the armory ready to march.
They Wanted Documents.
There was considerable doubt, nevertheless,
on the part of the officers of the Regiment as
to the authority to go ont without official or
ders. Mr. W. E. Schmertz, President of the
Chamber of Commerce, insisted that the
Chamber wond assume all liability, and that
Governor Beaver would scarcely endeavor to
antagonize an organization which represented
so muca oi ine weaun ana Business industry
The Fourteenth Regiment was exceedingly
anxious to go to Johnstown, and the officers
tendered tneir services oi the command to the
Committee of Seven, in case an order could be
obtained from Adjutant General Hastings, but
without such order the regiment would not go.
A considerable force of militia did go, how
ever. The Washington Infantry, which is an
independent organization, and therefore not
subject to General Hastings' orders, went to
Johnstown at4 o'clock, over the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad. There were about 65 men, un
der command of Captain Shannon.
Captain L. T.Brown, who is a lieutenant of
Battery B, took np 20 men of that organization
over the Pennsylvania Railroad at 10 o'clock in
the morning. The rest of the members of the
battery, under command of Senior First Lieu
tenant George Sheppard, assembled at Union
depot in the afternoon, and remained until 8.45
last evening, when they started for Johnstown
on the special train conveying provisions for
the sufferers. There were about 40 men nnder
Lieutenant Sheppard's command. No guns
wero taken along, the men only -wearing their
A HOBRIBLE TALE
Told by a Spectator on the Scene A Tost
Charnal House The Air Fetid Prom
Mr. J. J. Buchannan, private secretary for
Captain J. J. Vandergrift went to Johnstown
on the first train Saturday and returned late
last night To a DisrATcn reporter he said:
"The papers fail to tell the awf nlness of the
disaster. The whole Conemangh valley is one
vast charnal field. The air is polluted with
icowiiu uuuice. i'iuu OAU uvuuw UP ine
valley to Johnstown the telegraph poles and
trees are hanging full of dangling hoopskirts
pieces of garments, hats, all bloody and horri
ble to look upon. Along the bank laid corpses
lying with their arms and legs contorted and
often donbled over trees."
Six million dollars will not cover the loss to
the Cambria Iron Company. Millions more
fall to give any estimate of the total loss.
Fully one-third of the population and more
than that of its wealth of Johnstown is swept
away. The papers are not hich enongh in
How the Fire Caught.
"It is supposed that the houses caught fire
from a car of lime being tipped over on them
as they piled np at the railroad bridge, and the
scene of tneir burning was enongh to make
one's hair turn grey."
"When I arrived the rescue had commenced.
The following are thp different committees:
Supplies. Rev. Father J. P. Tahaney, Messrs.
Van Lonmer. John Thomas, C. B. Cover. Her
man Baumer, W. S. Weaver; Finance Comm.t
ter, Y. C. LwisJohn D. Roberts, George T.
Swank. Dwicht Roberts, Joseph Morgan. A
Committee on Obstructions to clear the streets
has just been formed, with Joseph Morgan as
The Whole Populnco Undertakers.
"The whole present population has tamed
themselves into undertakers- The bodies are
being shoveled Into rough boxes and tags put
on theme Many of them are marked wrong in
the hurry, but time is money and strength."
"The people are hungry. I have had nothing
but coffee and breadslnce 1 left Pittsburg. The
last sack of flour in the stores was sold last
night The people are weak. Too much provi
sion cannot be sent They want rubber boots,
and are willing to pay for them. They want
money. Money to Vay laborers. Money for
everything. The survivors have no money."
"The survivors of the population of Wood
vllle fled to the mountains and are destitute.
Pittsburg supplies don't reach them. They
must be reachedfrom the East"
Sanitary Corps Sent For.
"Last night the committee telegraphed to the
Secretary of War and President Cleveland to
have a sanitary corps sent to prevent pestilence
and disease as an addition to the horror,"
"Yesterday forenoon the police drove 15
Hungarians into the river, who were intent on
robbing. An attempt was made yesterday to
rob the First National Bank. Those inside
fired on them, and I understand killed several.
They shoot to kill out there. J. saw them
rnnUhe Hungarian up the hill whocntthe
linger off the woman to get the ring. The
police prevented them from lynching him.''
"They need shovels and picks on the ground
to bury the dead and clean the streets and get
out the corpses with. The people cannot half
realize how bad things are, and too much can
not be given."
Mr. Bucbannan brought with him a telegram
to the General Belief Committee dated West
Point N. Y., and saying that J. J". Vandergrlft
thereby increased bis subscription $5,000.
Almost 815,000 Subscribed by Church k
Goers for tho Sufferers A Remark
able Showing for hncU a Spon-
tancons One Other
The chnrches of all denominations through
out the two cities yesterday joined heartily in
the movement to forward relief to the sufferers
of Conemaugh valley. As many ns could, re
sponded; others will do so later. It was an
nounced at the services yesterday morning that
special collections would be taken up and for
warded to the KellelCommittee. In ,somo tew
instances notice was given that instead of tak
ing tho collection yesterday, a special contribu
tion would be made next Sunday.
The Dispatch sent messengers to 75 of the
churches in the cities, requesting the pastors
to name the amount contributed for the suf
ferers. Replies were received from 58, and
the total collections amounted to 14,361 49.
In addition to the money contributed large
donations of clothing were received. Tho con
tribution from the East Liberty Presbyterian
Church, Rev. J. P. E. Kumler. D. D., pastor,
was larger than any two churches in two cities.
In addition to the contribution of 2,013 a lot of
clothing was donated and the ladies of the
church will meet on Tuesday evening to sew
for the sufferers.
Following is a list of the amounts given by
tho congregations of 43 churches in the two
East Libertv Presbyterian Church 2,013 CO
imory M. E. Church r..... 250 00
Point Breeze Presbyterian Chureli TOO 00
St Peter's Episcopal 200 00
First K. p. unurcli, urant sireei jim w
Third Presbyterian, nearly. C00 00
ilellefield tfresuvterian Church 200 00
First Presbyterian Church 720 00
Park Avenue Presbyterian Church 125 00
jigmn u. r. nurcu ...............
Welsh Prcabyterl&n Church
Pittsburg Church or Latter Day Saints...
St. Phllomena's K. C. Church -
St. James' Episcopal Church
Fourth U. P. Church
Trinity M. E. Church
Tuirty-nlnth Street Presbyterian Church.
St John's Episcopal Church
eeTenin u. x. i;uurcn
Fortv-thlrd Street Baptist Church.,
St. John's K. C Church ,
St Mary's K. C. Church.
Fortv-thlrd street Presbv
Forty-third Street Presbyterian Church..
McCIure Avenue Presbyterian Church...
KlversldeM K Church
Union M. E. Church
Fifth Avenue M. K. Church....;
ht. Agnes' Catholic Church 00 00
Trinity Chrrch 238 13
St. Mlchae J' Catholic Chnrcb,Southslde. 175 00
ht Paul's Caficdral 243 00
uecond Presbyterian Church 220 00
SmlthUeld Street M. E. Church 250 00
Christ M. E. Church . 237 19
Calvary Church 600 00
St. Angostlne's Church 445 00
St, Joseph's Church 200 00
First English Lutheran Church sua 87
Fourth Presbyterian Church 209 00
First M. P. Church .,..., 61 63
Holv Trinity Catholic, Church ICO 00
First U. P. Church 220 68
Butler btreetM. E. Church , 150 00
In Allegheny the contributions were as fol
lows: Sandusky Street Baptist Church.. .8
First U. P. Chnrch.
Third U. P, Church
Fourth U. P. Church
Fifth V. P. Church
Sixth U. P. Church
Seventh U. P. Church
irst Christian Church
Jsorth Avenue M. E. Church ..:...
Itnena Vista Street M. E. Church
Urst Presbyterian Church
First M. P. Church
Trinity Lutheran Church 175 00
IlethelPresbyterlan Church 23 60
The Fourth TJ. p. Church, over In Allegheny,
also sent out three wagon loads of ladies' and
STILL P00BING IN.
Hfoney Liberally Subscribed Testcrdny
Cleveland, Ohio, Sends 85.000 Captnln
Vnndcirrlft Increases His Subscription
Up to 10 o'clock last night Treasurer W. R.
Thompson had received during the day the
Mayor of Cleveland, Capt. J. J. VsndcgrlfL
J. btrassburger and Jo- J. Strassberger, 25.
sepb Danziger, So0. Germanla Leiderkranz.
S. C. Weeks and others, S50.
SIS. Mrs. B. K. Porter. SI00.
John Dobbins, ?1. A.U.Dupont, Louisville,
West Elizabeth accom- S500.
modatlon train, S7. Frank Delaney, flO.
Chas A. Brown. 25. Pittsburg Lodge B. P.O.
Employes Pittsburg ' Elks, S100.
Post. 551.24. Beaver Falls, 00.
Moundsvllle.W.Va.,G00.Wm. Thaw, 3,000.
Judge Achlson (100. F. J. Totten, 25.
Felix McK.nl pht, . Sprout & Lawrence, 100.
bwltzer Mannerchor Pittsburg Supply Co 100
HelvetlatH. H. S. Chllds & Co., 5U.
uvuiKcwiiuix, eu. ruufc cejuuie. bju.
J. J. fScnke, S5. Philadelphia ltellcf Com-
J. F. Beilstcln. $30. m It tee. 5,000.
Logan,BreggCo.. 100. Indianapolis Belief Corn
Central District Print- mlttee. 1,000.
lngTelegraph Co- 250. Beaver Belief Com. 1.200
D. Leet Wilson, 100. Capt John Bogcrs, HO.
Keno A Johns. S50. Emll W Inter, 150.
H. S. A. Stewart 100. C. A. Brown, 25.
Mr. Thaw sent word he would attend to some
other claims in addition to his 53,000 subscrip
In addition to the 2,602 86 contributed
through The Dispatch Saturday, and ac
knowledged in these columns yesterday, the
following Sunday contributions to this jour
nal came in:
KobertE.S.Ward. 25 00 Cash i J 00
Danziger & fahoen- Pittsburg Bridge
berg 100 00 Co ... f 00 00
Mrs A.Baughman. 10 00 Q. G 3 00
Elizabeth Bloom.. 10 00 Jas. McCandless.. 100 00
Charles Davis Par- Frank M. Mety.... 20 00
ver 60 00 Eighteenth Mrect
Danziger A Shoen- M. P. Sunday
berc. 100 03 SChOOL Snnth-
German Literary side
Societr. Alle- McClelland nnnn.
gheny City. 10 00 cratic Clnti of
Iron City Lodge, Lawrence vllle...
No. 60, L O. F. A. S. T.
S. off 15 00
Total , Toi 30
Grand total 3,304 22
Through the Timet , a.706 50
Through the Yolktbtatt 65S25
The ,omintrcial UazetWt contribution,. 600 00
THE PATE 01? M. 8. DlYIS' FAMILY.
Tbey HavtfKot Been Heard of Since the
DnjExpress Was Wrecked.
It is not known whether tho wife and family
of Mr. Swif PDavis were all drowned at Johns
town, but tljjj worst was feared last night Mr.
Davis lsinow in the iron business in Harris
burg, bnt bIs the son of Mrs. R.H. Davis,
who is well known in this county and is a resi
dent of Sewickley. He had been staying with
Dr. Willard, his brother-in-law. In Allegheny
since his return from Colorado, whither he had
gone for the benefit of his wife's health.
Mr. Davis and his wife and two or three chil
drenavailable information is Inexact started
for Harrlsbnrg on the day express on Friday
morning last This was the train that was
partially lost at Johnstown. Mr. Dalmeyer, who
was on the train, reports that he saw Mr.
Davis at the time the passengers were warned
to fly to the hills, and that was the last he saw
of him. Since that it has been learned that
Mr. Da.vis was again seen after the great catas
trophe looking for his family who had been
parted from him in the confusion. It is feared
that his search was unavailing and that all
perished.. Mr. Chambers Miller, his nephew
started last night for Johnstown to learn the
facts. Mrs. Davis Came of a Pittsburg family
and was greatly beloved.
A Mountain of Clothes and Food and a Roll
In all the churches at tho morning service in
Sewickley yesterday notice was given that con
tnbettonsof all kinds to the Johnstown suffer
era were wanted, money, clothes and pfbvl-
sions, and that a wagon would make a round of
all the housesauringtho day. Superintendent
Starr, of tho Fort Wayne, had also caused icto
be made known that a train would be provided
to carry the contributions free of charge.
By the time the train reached Sewickley;
shortly before 7 p. it., there was a very mount
ain of clothing, bedding, groceries aud other
useful things on the platform. At some of the
churches large collection of money was taken
up, and at others the collection was postponed
till next Sunday.
SOME WANTED TEOOPS.
The Executive Commltteo Busy at the
Chamber of Commerce Rooms
Salient Features Wants
Indicated, Etc '
Mr. McKean said that he had helped to throw
four. Hungarians into the river. Sheriff Mc
Candless said he had talked to the Adjutant
General, and the latter had said that it might
be necessary to call on the guard.
The Relief Committe was kept busy at the
Chamber of Commerce last night receiving re
ports. Grant Huhl ey, wh o had been sent np as
a courier to sec J. B. Scott -aid: "Tho first
thing to be done is to stop the. rush of sight
seers; thev are flooding the place, eating up all
they can get their hands on. Troops are needed
badly to watch the Hungarian', who are steal
ing and robbing everywhere. We took a lot of
medicine with us andlt had to bo wagoned
about four miles around. The driver refused
to let us go with the wagon unless wo had re
volvers as our presence would attract
the Hungarians' attention and ho was
afraid of them. Mr. Scott sent word that he
was getting along nicely. He didn't report
last night because his men were scattered.
The Americns Club bovs nicked the provisions
they took for four miles, distributing them to
the people. Mr. Scott has enough men, but
some of them will have to be relieved. He
wants troops to guard his trains and patrol tho
Mr.McCreerysaid: "If the Governor had
let us alone we would have had the Eighteenth
there by this time. If these reports continue
wo will send to Foraker and then we will get
Mr. Hubley I saw 25 bodies laid ont in a
Catholic church and several laboring men were
trying to wash them. Another thing needed is
wagons, Mr. Cain, of Cain & Verner, tried to
Dqyateamto nam provisions, anu tuumu
All the teams are needed to haul corpses."
Undertakers on tho March.
J. J. Flanery came in with a delegation of
undertakers. He reported that they had held
a meeting and had 55 undertakers ready to go
ont this morning. Some go at 5.30 and some at
8 A. H. He also said thatthe livery men offered
100 carriages to haul the injured If they are
brought to Pittsburg.
R. G. McGonnigle, of the Pennsylvania Rail
road, reported that he had started three under
takers for Johnstown and three carloads of
provisions. This morning tho stockyards will
send a carload of beef cattle and men to kill
and cut them on the ground.
Sheriff McCandless, James A McKean and
W. S. Brown came in from Johnstown. Mr.
McCreery asked what they wanted.
'They want troops, four or five Teglments,
and they want them to-night"
"We had 4S7 men armed and equipped on the
street before this building," Mr. McCreery an
swered, "and wo had to send them home."
The Sheriff said the sanitary condition of the
country must be watched and Pittsburg must
do it in self protection. The bodies are begin
ning to cutrify and in Another day the stench
wilfbe terrible. He thought four or five con
tractors with 500 men each should be put
to work to clean the ground. Mr. Brown
thought that money might be saved.
Mr. McKean said the presence of. one regi
ment would be better than a 20,000 subscrip
tion. The Hungarians were drinking and no
one was safe. Mr. Brown said a man's life was
not safe for a night in that country. If one
spoke to one of the r!otou3 crowds ho was
likely to get shot
Enforced Masculinity In Apnnrcl.
Muslin, flannel, medicines, etc., are being
pushed forward rapidly. Mr. W. S. Brown said
that on the Baltimore and Ohio train on whicb
he left Johnstown there were ladles of wealthy
families wearing men's coats and trousers.
Light la also needed, but the committee has
tnedto help out on this. On the train that
took engine companies Nos. 2 and lb an electric
light plant of the Allegheny Connty Light
Company and SO barrels of oil were forwarded.
A committee of eight from the Turner socie
ties of Pittsburg, Sontbslde and Allegheny
stated that thev wished to go to Johnstown to
relieve members of their order. The societies'
had contributed $500, which bad beenplaced in
their bands for that purpose. Mr. Thompson
gave them a letter to Mr. Scott
Mr. E. L. Grier wanted militia sent as he
saia Aajntant uenerat Hastings' sworn aepu
ties 200 or 809 men were useless, as tbey ap
pealed to their "sympathies to pass, and thieves
and pillagers were swarming in from all parts.
The victims were so hungry that they fought
like wolves for precedence and the weak
women and children were forced back.
A telegram to Mayor McCallln from Lancas
ter announced that $1,000 had been subscribed
at a mass meeting held there yesterday after
noon and it was expected that the amount
would be largely increased to-day. Mayor
Edward Edgerly told Treasurer W. R. Thomp
son to draw on him for HOOO.
Captain A, H. Ncsbltt, of the Fourteenth
Regiment said his company was ready for ac
tion at Oakdale, and could move at a moment's
The announcement of the committee that
money rather than food and clothing are now
wanted, published elsewhere, was called out
by an inquiry .from Boston, as to what was
most wanted. While there wa at no time a
large crowd present the committee was kept
busy answering questions and giving orders
and directions. Messenger boys flitted in and
out constantly, and anxious citizens, some with
blanched cheeks, were constantly dropping in
in hope to hear something comforting, bnt the ,
committee naa too mncn to atiena to 10 learn
anything of missing people.
- LOVED ONES MISSING.
Some Instances In Which the Disaster
Comes Right Home-One Man's 23 (ReU
ntlvea Gone Others Quito Well Known.
A trip to No. 8 engine house on Hiland ave
nue was calculated to make one think that
very little of Johnstown had escaped, so many
people living in tbe East End having connec
tions in tbe lost Mountain City, and the fire
men had latest returns from all tho territory
surrounding the engine bouse.
It is stated that the father,- mother and
daughter of Mrs. G. A McWilliams. of Hiland
avenue and Rlppey street were all lost The
name of her parents was Phillips. She has a
brother, Dr. H. H. Phillips, dentist, of this
city. He, too, was in the wreck seven hours
and saved the life of a little girl.
Mrs. Mock, of St Clair street. East End,
thinks her father's family arc all lost as she
cannot get any news from them. Their name
Daniel Hutchinson, carpenter, East End, has
been informed that his father's family were all
Mrs. Daniel Boyle's father, mother, brothers
and sisters are reported lost Their name is
John Major's wife and sister are lost. Mr.
Major lives at 164 Luna street He is an en
gineer on the P. It. ft., and his father, John
Major, is superintendent of motive power at
the P. It. It. roundhouse.
The wife and two children of J. H. Reisllcg,
an expressman, are lost They went to Johns
town on a visit on Friday morning.
Con. Wilson, conductor on the P. R. R., has
been informed that his father and mother, who
lived in Johnstown, are lost They are well
known in the East End.
Wm. Harney's wife and daughter are said to
have been drowned. The family formerly lived
on Ellsworth avenue.
Deputy Collector Samuel Hawthorne, of the
Internal Revenue office, yesterday received a
telegram announcing that 23 ont of 27 of his
relatives wbo resided at Johnstown bad been
drowned. They were four brothers, two sisters
aud 17nepbewsand nieces.
Mr. Hawthorne left yesterday for the scene
of the disaster.and will institute a search for
SCENES AT OLD CITY HALL
Barrels and Boxes Packed For tho Snfferers
A Generous Public Sleet tbe Demand
Some of the Donors.
The scene at old City Hall yesterday was one
of the greatest activity. Boxes and barrels
were piled on top of each other, while about
the floor were scattered bundles of clothing.
Two dozen men wero bard at work packing the
boxes, and in many cases the bundles were
packed in unopened, owing to a lack of time.
Tbe Dundles contained almost everything that
could be mentioned in the line of clothing.
'All day long Market street was lined -with
men, wocnen and children carrying large bun
dles, and in some instances the packs being
tarried were almost toc heavy for the bearer
but they trudged along under them and only
stopped when City Hall was reached and tbef
goods deposited on tbe floor. At 3 o'clock 25
large boxes of clothing, four barrels of shoes
and one trunk filled -with bonnets had been
packed and shipped. The menln charge worked
with a will, and they had plenty of help, for all
day long the place was crowded with visitors
wbo gave a helping hand in nailing np boxes
and carrying them down to the wagons on the
No attempt was made to take a list ot the
names of, the people who left bundles, but
among the heaviest contributors were Arnfleld
& Son, three boxes of underwear; C. W,Kra"us,"
MONDAY, ' JTJHE 8.
one box of clothing, 260 pair of shoes; J. AS.
Carnahan & Son, two boxes of hats, onebnndle
of shoes; one trunk foil of clothing from H. C.
At 3 o'clock the chnrch donations began pil
ing in so thick and fast that the men could
hardly handle the stuff. They were taken care
of, however, and were soon packed In boxes
ready for shipment "
TEACED TO THE DEITY.
Tho Flood Made the Theme of a Powerful
Sermon by Dr. Cowan Man's InIg
nlflcanco to God An Addi
The recent calamity at Johnstown 'was made'
the theme of a powerful and most eloquent
sermon by the Rev. E. P. Cowan, D. D., pastor
of tho Third Presbyterian Church, last even
ing. The spacious auditorium of the
church was well filled and the eloquent
clergyman was listened .to with rapt at
tention as he spoke of the great sorrow
at Johnstown and presented arguments indis
putable that the will of the Almighty most be
Among other things, Dr. Cowan said, in ef
fect: "Can there be evil In the city wlthont
the law? By evil 1 do not mean sin, but a ca
lamity in the city can be evil. When a great
sorrow comes npon a city tha question is
asked: Was it providential or was it
an accident; did it happen by chancer
The Bible tells ns that there are
no accidents and that nothing can happen by
chance. It is tho law. Weare not only governed
by law, but it is impossible to violate the nat
ural laws. A man mav escape ona law bv turn
ing to another. By law we live, by la w we die.
By law weeat, by law we starve, by law we
clothe ourselves to keep warm, and by law we
Ideas of the Causes.
"When a calamity happens, when a great
catastophe overtakes a man in his ca
reer, it has been the habit among
the nntntored to trace these strange
unaccountable events directly to the Diety,
while some men who have more intelligence
assert that tbey canisee thatthe calamity comes
directly from natural laws. Theso leave God
aside entirely, as though tbey intended to turn
Him off the earth. Bnt a man -with still more
intelligence gets back to bis untutored brother
and finds that God is there, God rules, God
reigns and finds everything to suit His good
These great catastrophes are constantly oc
curring: sometimes it is famine, sometimes
pestilence, sometimes it is a bloody war. and
sometimes great floods destroy property, fields
andlife. In all these calamities there is a lesson
to be learned. If a ship is lost through the
negligence of her captain the lesson is, get a
man who can steer the vessel. If a train is
wrecked through a sleepy watchman, the lesson
is, get another man. If a pestilence overtakes
the city through dirty streets, no doubt the
lesson is, get a competent Board of Health.
Tho Reason for It.
"Such cases as these, it may be said, are in
the power of man to overcome. I think, how
ever, that God makes such manifestations as
this to show man his ntter weakness, to. show
him that he Is nothing in His sight, and to
bring his mind to the fact that God reigns and
Dr. Cowan then told of several incidents that
God wrought in order that a man might be
present or about at such an occasion as last
Friday, In conclusion he satd: Through this
great sorrow we are taught a practical lesson.
We aro reminded of Paul and James. Panl
represented faith and James work. James said
show me thy faith without thy works, and I
will show you mine with my -works. He said
that it was our duty to visit the widows and
fatherless in the hour of their need.
"Tho lesson we are taught is to do all we can
to help these poor people. Send them all we
can both of food and money, and let ns serve
God by serving them."
After tbe sermon a second or evening contri
bution was taken up for the benefit of the
Johnstown snfferers, which, from the manner
in which the people responded, it is safe to as
sume that the morning fund of GOO was consid-
HE GOT OCT ALIYB.
A West Penn Railroader Arrives
An employe of the W. P. R. R., who has
been missing since the disaster, turned np last
night He arrived from Johnstown, where he
has been for the past few days, and has some
valuable Information. The Merchants Hotel
s partially destroyed and the Cambria Iron
Works offices are a total Wreck All the build
ings on Railroad street down to Singer street
are gone. All the houses on Snider street, in
cluding those on the point have been swept
away. The houses from a point east of Cone
maugh down to the railroad bridge aro gone
Tho English Cathollo Church burned while
services were being held over the remains of a
person abont to be interred. The body could
not be removed and was consumed in tbe
All the houses from Johnstown to the outer
depot of the Maxham streot railway are gone.
The harness shop of William Marshall, for
merly of Blairsville. was swept away. Houses
and debris are piled up 40 jfeet high along the
bank on Stoney creek for three-quarters of a
mile and are burning.
The hotel owned by a widow. Mrs. Clark.
valued at 10.000, was destroyed. Mrs. Clark
was swept away in the flood, but managed to
secure a hold on the roof of her house. She
floated away shrieking for help. Her bar
tender heard her cries and came to her assist
ance, leaping from roof to roof until he reached
her. He succeeded in rescuing her, but not
until she had been struck by some timber and
several ribs were broken. After a desperate
struggle the bartender succeeded in drawing
the Injured woman to tbe -roof of Dr. Lom
bardt's house, from wbero they were subse
The Darby family, who were reported lost,
are all safe. They resided at No. 3 Singer
street but their house is almost a total wreck.
Tbe body of , John Stitt, a brakeman on the
West Penn Railroad, was recovered yesterday
near Blairsville. He had been putting up
lights on the bridge when it was swept away.
The West Penn Railroad will begin to-day to
transfer passengers at East Tunnel, ten miles
from Blairsville. Another bridge will be built
as soon as possible.
FE03I OCEAN TO OCEAN.
Governor of California and Mayor of Boston
send messages of Sympathy.
The following telegrams were received by
tho Citizens' Relief Committee last night:
Bostox, June 2.
To the Mayor of Pittsburg:
What can Boston do for the Pennsylvania snf
.Mayor of Boston.
Also the following:
has Francisco, June 2.
To Citiicns' Commltteo for Belief Sufferers:
California deeply sympathizes with you, and to
the fullest extent in the awful disaster that has
vialted your people. "Will send evidence of some
of the slncerest character. B. Watebmait.
Uovernor of California.
To both of the messages the committee sent
answers thanked the senders most heartily.and
siying that money was needed, and needed
badly, and that all money sent would be most
A Signed Book Issued bv tbe Committee of
The Committee of Seven of the Chamber of
Commerce yesterday issued subscription books
for tbe aid of the flood sufferers. Each one has
the following printed matter on the Inside of the
Is authorized to solicit and receive subscriptions
for the Conemaugh flood sufferers. Office of the
William McCREEnr, Chairman;
W. K. Thompson, Treasurer,
J. J. Hoiike, Secretary.
The committee earnestly requests that no
contributions be given to any one who does not
possess one of these subscription books, proper
TELEGRAPH OPERATORS WORE OUT.
A Relief Corps of Wire Workers Sent for
' From the Adjacent Cities.
Tbe almost superhuman work done by the
Western Union operators since the news of the
flood came pouring into tho city from all quar
ters of the panic stricken district, has com
pletely wore them ont; and last evening relief
operators were telegraphed for and started
from Cleveland, Oil City and other points.
Tbey are expected here to-day. In the
meantime all the ex-operators and anyouo who
can send or receive a dot or dash has been Im
pressed Into the service.
Tbe Alfcabeny Conntr Light Company Sends
Portable) Machinery to Johnstown.
All the electric lighting machinery, and the
facilities for illumination by gas, having been
been destroyed in Johnstown, the Allegheny
County EleyricLieht Company yesterday gave
relief of anpnportant kind..
. A Plant cftiable of generating electricity for
k 12 arc lam jJ was shipped la tfeeiafte-rnooa." , It
was accompanied by tne necessary wire and
lamps. The plant can be set up anywhere, and
the lights will be placed where they are most
AT UNION DEPOT.
Sad, Scenes ot Mourning A Special Train
With Coffins, Provisions and To
bacco, AH Sent to tbe Scenes
At the Union depot the corridors, the plat
form and the waiting rooms were jammed with
people ail during yesterday afternoon. The
crowd was composed of all kinds of people.
Some were there ont of curiosity, others were
gathering information about their friends in
Johnstown and tbe surrounding cities. Others
were waiting to go ont on the special train,
which was to leave at 4.30 o'clock.
Captain Butler, the Station Master, had ques
tions put to him from all quarters. Mr. Robert
Pitcalrn was entertaining a number of ladies
in his private office, wbo had come to ask him
to send them ont to the scene of tho disaster to
do some service. The ladles of the Children's
Aid Society had appointed a number of young
women to go. Mr. Pitcalrn said that he had
already sent -several ladles from tho Mercy
uospitai, at a rancis' uospitai ana otner places
out there, and he did 'not think more were
Mr. Patrick, tbe President of the Birming
ham Street Car Company, was also seen at the
depot He was anxiously applying for news about
a daughter of his, who left Pittsburg on Friday
morning and has not been heard of since.
The special train which left at i2Q o'clock
had eight cars of coffins, being shipped to the
scene of the disaster, and fonr carloads ot pro
visions. -The Americns Club Relief Committee
was on hand and sent a carload of provisions.
Mr. Charles Baer furnished a wagon load of
tobacco and tobies to be distributed among the
Mayor Pearson, of Allegheny, furnished sev
eral carloads of provisions and clothing. He
and Chief Klrschler will leave for Johnstown
The latest arrangement made by the rail
road people is to bring some of the dead bodies
as well as suffering people to Pittsburg and
place them in the hospitals or in the Exposi
Mr. McCargo, of the Allegheny Valley Rail
road, said yesterday that their road was all
right again. There were several washouts at
the time, but the track had been repaired and
people can to-day go from Pittsburg as far as
Driftwood and then go East on the P. & E.
DANGER IN THE DEBEIS.
Decomposing Bodies Threaten to Pollute
tbe Waters More Money and Provi
Sheriff McCandless, who arrived home last
night, told the members of the Belief Commit
tee that it was imperative that the debris at the
bridge at Johnstown bo removed at once, and
that the bodies lying there be recovered and in
terred. He said that decomposition had al
ready set iri, and even now in burying some of
the people the stench was most revolting. He
expressed the fear that if the bodies were not
taken out at once the waters running into the
Allegheny would soon become polluted, and
the supply of water InPIttsbnrg and Allegheny
would become at least nauseating. It was
agreed that this was a matter that should re
ceive immediate attention, and no donbtwork
will be commenced in that direction to-day.
Mr. A. J. Mozham sent the following late
last night to the committee.
Wlllfam McCreery: JHSTOW, June 2.
fc???T?ak?' ?d "Ens enoueh. Provisions
tnat win not spoil, such as flour, sugar, coffee, po
tatoes, etc , needed most. Money needed surely
to pay large force ofmen now at work. Have or
ganized to clear streets. Meed axes with handles,
picks and shovels. Can you send them f
A. J. MOXHAlf.
The body of Byron McConihe, a prominent
Mason of Johnstown, together with the bodies
of his wife, three children and his sister, were
recovered yesterday. The Masons of this city
have sent a committee out to see that the
bodies are properly interred
AN UNDERTAKER'S WORK.
He Tells of His Experience at Nineveh
The Number of Dead Constantly Grow
ingTwo Thieves Caught.
At 2 p. m. yesterday Mr. J. Vy. .Fullerton, of
Trexler & Fullerton, came in on a train from
Nineveh, where he had been engaged all night
laying out and cleaning the dead bodies. He
and ten other undertakers had left Pittsburg
on Saturday night for Nineveh.
"When we got there," said Mr. Fullerton, 'T
went to a sawmill, where abont 200 bodies were
lying around. We washed and coffined 135 of
them. The scenes at that place are simply
heartrending, and defy any description. Peo
ple came from Johnstown and all surrounding
places to identify the dead bodies, and the
shrieks and wails that went np from the crowd
"In other places I saw women and men dig
ging about In ash heaps among the debris .and
underraf ts, and dead bodies were found every
where. It was like one great battlefield. Bnt
it struck me as peculiar that most of the dead
people were women and children, and Invaria
bly I noticed that they were hurt on the head.
I am sure it Is no exaggeration if I say that
there are 5,000 who perished in tbe terrible dis
aster, wnen xieiiixineven tne Dodles were
brought into tbe place by wagon loads ten at a
"There were two thieves caught while rob
bing the dead bodies, and they would have
been killed had they not succeeded in escap
ing. They were two colored men. One of them
was noticed to be trying to pull a ring off a
dead woman's finger, when somebody saw
ONE NOTABLE EXCEPTION.
A Man Who Believed His Family Lost Finds
George C. Orth, a baker, residing at 1U Ohio
street, Allegheny, was on Saturday one ot the
most excited men in this section of tbe State.
But a day or two prior to tbe flood his little
daughter went on a visit to Johnstown, where
Orth's parents reside. Early Saturday morning
he came to this city, in order to learn the latest
particulars and to see what arrangements he
could make to get to Johnstown. Learning
that hd could get away Saturday afternoon, he
made no delay In starting for the scene of the
Arriving there, he was overjoyed to find that
his daughter and parents had escaped all dan
ger and were safe with friends at Homers
town. Meantime Mrs. Orth was unable to get
any word either to or from her husband, and
was kept in a state of constant excitement,
now hoping for tbe best and again fearing the
worst Finally she broke down nnder the
strain, and yesterday morning was entirely
prostrated. She remained quite ill. until a
telegram was received late yesterday afternoon
from Mr. Orth, stating that all were well.
Tbe Orths, however, have a number of rela
tives residing at Johnstown, and while it is
known that their property has all been washed
away, they are uncertain as to the fate of their
DON'T SPARE lOUfi CASH.
Ton Cannot Hope to Send Moro Than Can
bo Profitably Used.
The following, issued at9.30 o'clock last night,
is self explanatory:
Thanks to the prompt actjijto of the people of
PittsburgAllegheny and neighborhood we find
that the sufferers at Johnstown are so far well
supplied with provisions and clothing. We have
information that other cities are promptly send
ing forward provisions and clothing, so that we
are satisfied that for the present sufficient pro
visions and clothing are at Johnstown or en route
to fully satisfy present necessities, aud tbe execu
tlve committee recommend that further assistance
be made In the shape of money, of which too
lnich cannot be subscribed.
Wit. McCBXxmr, Chairman.
TWO UNKNOWN BODIES.
A. Woman and a Babe Fonnd Afloat Above
William Vojtel, at Sharer's Crossroads, West
moreland county, yesterday morning recovered
from the river the body of a woman, evidently
GO years of ago and of foreign birth. The only
mark of identification on her person was a ring
on 'her left hand. She was about 5 feet 6 inches
tall. At tbe same time the body of a babe, ap
parently 1 year old and having on but one shoe
and one stocking, was recovered by Mr. Vogeh
The bodies are now at his place, unclaimed.
Possibly Among; Ibe Browned.
The parents of Morris Schwartz, a boy 18
years of age, who live at Ha 7 Diamond
square, Pittsburg, fear ho is one of the persons
lost in the Conemangh flood. He was up near
Johnstown with a fishing club, and on Decora
tion attended a picnic near the river. Since
then nothing has been heard of him. He was
tall of his age and wore a dark suit.
Stolen Money Returned.
Chief -of Police' Klrschler of Allegheny
learned yesterday fthat the 'trunk 01
ConHaasa on TMrd Pa
1.. ' i.
A Palace of Beastlfal Furniture.
You can imagine what six floors filled
with all kinds- of beautiful furniture, up
holstered in different colored silks and
plashes, woald be like. But that is only
imagination: Yon should satisfy your
tasta of love for the beautiful by calling
npon us, and allowing us to show you a
palace of beauty fa reality by taking you
through our establishment. Each floor is a
separate and distinct department, and to
describe each separately would take a page
of this paper. So, call your wife'sattention,
take a day off, and we will take pleasure in
showing you all we speak of.
M. Seibeet & Co.,
Cor. Lacock and Hopests., Allegheny, near
railroad bridge. d
The Doctors Have Cornel
Five eminent English and German Doc
tors have permanently located at their resi
dence, 315 Penn avenue, Pittsburg. All
who visit the Doctors before June 10 will re
ceive services for the first three months free
of charge. The object in pursuing this
course is to become rapidly acquainted with
the afflicted. All new cases who visit the
Doctors after June 10 will be charged a
service fee of 510 per month. This syndi
cate of Physicians treats every variety of
disease and deformity, but will inno instance
accept an incurable case. If your malady
is beyond all hope they will frankly tell
you so, also caution you against spending
more money for unnecessary treatment.
Out of 1,216 invalids who visited the Doctors
during the last ten days, 809 were rejected,
as incurable. Bemember dates and go early,
as their offices are crowded from morning
till night. Office hours 3 A. M. to 8 r. M.
Sunday 10 A. m. to 730 P. M.
P. S. This Governmental Stafl of En
glish Physicians and Surgeons is incorpor
ated by an act of Legislature.
La Perla del Fnmar.
These celebrated clear Havana Key "West
Cigars are for sale at
Hotel Duquesne, Hotel Anderson,
St Charles Hotel, Albemarle Hotel,
Union Depot Bestaurant,
John Lauler, 3799 Fifth ave.,
Peter A. Ganster, 35 and 37 Franksiown
John-P. Ganster, 27 Frankstown ave.,
Peter "Weber, 76 Wylie ave.,
John C. Stroup, 25 Union st,
E. "W. Hagan, 609 Smithfield si,
Neville Bayley, 405 Smithfield St..
J. K. Durr, 400 Market st,
P. C. Dnfly, 640 Grant st,
G. "W. Schmidt, ITos. 95 and 97 Fifth ave.
Summer Dress Goods.
French Satines marked down ta 25c and
30c, best goods; large line to select from;
best American satines only lie, choice pat
terns. ArtHTJB, SCHONDEIMTEB & CO.,
Feench Bobes To close quickly the
remaining stock of onr imported Kobe
Patterns, exclusive styles, we have re
duced pripes one-half original values. A
few only of each style.
mwpsu Huous & Hacke.
What tbe Bakers 6ay.
There is an old saying that the proof of
the pudding lies in tbe eating. The best
proof of the excellence of the famous "Iron
City Brand" of flour, made by 'Whitmyre &
Co., the sterling millers, lies in the fact that
the bakers of Allegheny county are gradu
ally adopting its use on account of its solid
qualities. Give it a trial.
Subah SrxKS Checks, plaids and
stripes. ,BeguIar?l quality reduced to 75c
a yard. This season's styles are very desir
able Huous & Hacke.
June dress goods sales begin to-day.
Come and see the bargains.
Bogqs & Buhl.
Elegant cabinet photos, any style, fl 50
ner.doz. Panel Dictnre with each doz. cabi-
I nets. Lies' Populak Galleey, 10 and 12,
Dixtn st. saaiwif
Diamonds at a bargain. A few more
left at the Jewelry Bazaar of Henry Terhey
den, 530 Smithfield st, artfSu
Jackets for Cool Weather.
All onr stockinette and cloth jackets at
greatly reduced prices to close out.
UOSENBAUM & CO.
Diamonds at a bargain. A few more
left at the Jewelrv Bazaar of Henry Terhey
den, 530 Smithfield st. MWSa
Gbeat bargains in gnns and revolvers at
onr new store 706 Smithfield street
J. H. Johnston-.
Black "West of England" serge for riding
ibits, $1 50 a yard. 'A bargain. See it.
Boggs & Buhl'.
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ONLY 25 CENT&
AT PRICES TO PLEASE EVERYONE,
60c"62c, 75c, 87c, SI, Si 25. SI 50 SI 75, J2.S2 25,
U 60, Si 75, So, 55 SO, $8, 6 60, (7.
Anyone of the above are good value look
them over before yon buy.
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PENN AVENUE STORES.
To wind up this month's business in a lively
way we lava made some sweeping redactions,
and also have purchased large assortments ot
choice and desirable goads, which we offer at
very low prices, some at even half price.
To begin with: Eighty-nine (89) pieces of 50
inch, English style. Fine "Wool Baitings,
Checks, Stripes and Plaids, a large variety
. - ",$. '.
coloring, at Sla yard, usual price Jl 25; no be
ter wearing coods are made. - mw7
French Novelty Dress Goods. In fancirtS?'
Dress Goods, in txnrvff
broldered stripes and Jacquardsflk mixtures
onr price-80c a yaw; cost JI 40 to land In New?
York; alHn the latest summer colorings. -
One case of silk and wool 42-lnch Crepe Brfl.
llant, 42 inches wide, at 75c, worth J125-onr "
price 75c. These are light In weight and ver
Special bargains In fine quality pure Englbh
Mohairs, In fancy weaves and colored stripes
at 75c a yard,, reduced from SI 25; also fun
assortment of plain, colored and gray and
brown mixed Mohairs. 43 inches wide, at 50c,
75c and $1 a yard, great value, and not to be
confounded with goods of inferior quality at
the same prices.
Over 20 styles of 64-inch Butting Cloths, la
fancy Jacqnard stripes, at 75c a yard. Eleven
shades in a. fine imported 60-inch Cloth at 75c,
worth SI 60.
Onr50-ceat Counter is filled with really choice
styles in Imported Dress Stuffs-SIda Borders,
Tennis Stripes, Plaids, Foule Stripes, Debeiges
all extra good values and all in Summer
weights and. colorings.
Sflk and. Wool Colored Henrietta Cloths at
75c. This Is the best dress goods bargain many
Silk Warp Cashmeres.
Fun assortment of shades In All-wool French
Cashmeres, perfect in finish, good weight at
43-inch All-wool Cashmeres at 60c to JI 25 a
yard, latest shades.
Our entire stock of Imported French Dress
Patterns to bo closed out quickly. The prices
we nave put on them will make quick work.
Many of theso patterns are the finest goods
ever shown in Pittsburg; but we are selling
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them at a great sacrifice. V
The all-wool French Albatross at 43 cents
Is another instance of special good value.
The French AH-Wool Chattisat 23c and 40o
are seBinc faster each day. We have the
largest assortment of both dark and light
Challis. including newest and finest imported,
New printed Mohairs, only 40c a yard.
Largest stock of cream, white and light
colored Woolen Dress Stuffs Albatross, Cash
meres, Nun's Veilings, Crepes, Moussellnes.
l,0of remnants of black and colored Dress
Goods to ba sold ont at once. See tbe prices
pnt on them.
80 much for the Wool Dress Goods. Tha
Cotton Staffs are in great variety. Scotch
Ginghams. (real) at 20c; (so-called) at 15c and
12c. Satines, choice American, 8c np to20ct
real French, ISc to 85c See the old Bose color,
ings, just from Paris. Fine Scotch Zephyr Glng
hams at 30c New styles in striped Seersuckers,
Persian Crepes, Primrose Cloth.printed Crepes
and other novelties.
Thep the Silks Thousands and thousands of
yards in colored Sflk fabrics for Summer wear.
One hundred andVflf teen pieces of new printed
India Silks, 24 incites wide, at 75c, regular SI 25
quality. 27-Inch IadL Silks, black and white
andnewcoloringsuat 65c; fine styles at SI 00
and SI 50, very much nnder pric the hand.;
somest goods shown this season.
pieces here to see. The largest variety ever
shown, and undoubtedly the best values.
Our 24-inch. Colored Snrah Bilk, at 73c is the
equal of any SI Surah you can find. All tha
New Arnvura Royale Silks at H, extra fine
The best bargains in onr Black Silk stock yon
have ever stien in many a long day Surahs,
Grenadines, Indias, Gros Grains, Failles,
Armnrea, Batlnes. This is the place to come
for yourJlack Silks, in all grades, especially
the finer goods not to be fonnd elsewhere. 'Mi
All the other departments are ready for June,
customers, and have great attractions in t
way of bargains. Decidedly the biggest
most and best bargains aro here.
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