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nomine. The work of this station is without
p'idoijbt the most laborious of all, and thecom-
i muteo aid a most wise thing in securing tne
: itta oi .ura. r,aston, lor sue is a raiuuio
encyclopedia. The questions that are put to
ber during the day, and which she is supposed
to answer, -would make a ColoraHo lawyer turn
preen with envy; but despite all this she has a
smile and a good word for everyone, and at the
end other long vigil i generally the more
thoroughly awake of the entire committee.
Sometimes she has to answer tne most ridicu
lom questions. Yesterday afternoon a 13-year-old
ctrl, well dressed and with a radiant face,
entered the church and informed Jtfrs. Easton
that her name wasHecgeman and her folks re
sided on fifty-second street, and that she
would like to have one of the babies from the
Johnstown flood. The little one was so thor
oughly in earnest in ber request that Mrs.
Easton, who was at first inclined to smile, pnt
on a Tery serious look and promised to comply
with the girl's demand.
Sufferers Cared For,
The following sufferers were Cared for yes
terday: It C. and G. P. Eainey, Mr. and Mrs.
Mabeldorn, Mr. and Mrs. David Hill, M. H.
Zuldel, Frank McDonald, W. H. Donry, J. F.
3rury and child, HcniySniitn. Mrs. B. J. Dun
can and three children, Ella Gertie. Clara
lountz, J. H, Price, Ella, Maud, Essie
Queenie and Clarence Price.
The following people have been inquired for
and whose friends are anxious to find them
out, Edward Davis Noble Mallerman. Mrs.
McMasters and four children, Mrs. Hannah
"Williams, Mrs. Lewis Ileese. Mrs. John Owens,
Mrs. Clara Mahoney and two children, Mrs.
William R.Gaugbner and family,Henrybhafer,
tMrs-Rxau, John Frank, Lighten Parroujrh,
R. W. Morgan, William Morgan, J. W. and
Joeph Morgan, Mrs. Carl Wenner; Frank
O'Donnell and family, John Hyndf elder, Miss
Charles Kress and wire, who were reported
among the list of dead, are reported at the
house of friends in this city.
The lady clerks at Home & Ward's sent a
donation of J50 worth of ladies' and children's
goods yesterday. Mrs. Robert Pitcalrn sent a
large hamper full of ladies goods.
Hnntlnz for rfrtends.
During the evening the scenes in the vesti
bule of the church beggared description. Peo
ple' from all parts of the country came to the
church and requested Mrs. Dr. Easton to find
out whether or not their friends were among
the living. Mrs. Easton had spread on her
table before her a copy of the extra DisrATCii,
containing the names of the saved, which she
found, as fche said, of invaluable assistance to
One man named Morgan came to the door to
inquire for bis friends. He had traveled all
the way from Washington Territory. The ro
mance of the story was that both he and hi?
wife had lived in Johnstown, ana at the time
of their marnace they ran away from home in
order to become man and wife. Morgan was
on his way East on business when he heard of
the disaster. He immediately telegraphed his
wife, who started for home the next day and is
expected here to-dav. Sir. Morgan found on
inquiry that the majority of his own family
were safe, but his wife's relatives were nearly
Shortly "before 10 o'clock a bright, manly
looking boy of probably 13 or 14 years of age,
entered the vestibule, and unhesitatingly
walked to Mrs. Eascon's table, and asked per
mission to go in and see the refugees, as ho
wanted to find out if he knew any of them.
Sirs. Easton asked him why he wanted to go in,
and he answered very straightforwardly. "My
sister, her husband and my cousin were there."
Ufa Mother Wns Gone.
Then the boy's face grew white, and he hesi
tated, and with quivering lip, said, "And my
mother," as he uttered the last word the poor
little fellow broke down completely, and sink
ing In a chair, cned as though his heart would
break. His name is David Allison, and he
lives at 217 Thirty-eighth street. His mother
was on a visit to Johnstown, and he had not
heard of her since the flood. He was taken
through the church, but could find no one who
could give him any information. A Dispatch
reporter later mado some Inquiries regarding
the matter, and learned positively that the
boy's mother was dead, and that her body n as
expected to arrive this morning, ft was deemed
inadvisable, however, to tell the boy.
One or the snrrivors,Mrs. Stamler, with great
forethought, compiled a list of her personal
friends, and the fate they had met, she turned
Ul UCl IU, W1U(AUMVU JVIU,J( ., UFA
John Kcrtz. saved; Dr. Zimmerman aid fafnilr,
saved- Mrs. livers and famiiv.saved; John i'ranl,
Br-, dead; Jacob Morpan drowued, bu famllT
saved: Mrs. Carl M elner and cllild. dead: Alex
Hamilton. Jr.. and family, drownetyr ifcvx Sncpei
and family, saved: Charles Supp'js and fanmv,
saved: Mrs. Hay. saved: Mrs Bridges: saved: Mr.
. jrronueisea ana cnua. oea:.. A. rorterfields,
aved. Twenty-eight or then- inceeswcnixocclvcd
I lii.'Mibiij-eU lust nli-nt. Ti,.. we... lim nt.
fU'teuandtwo childKrn, Mj. Allies Hfttdfaflrdl
inuojuunn, aire. sran Jiflwards. J. H. Brown
and wife and Tour children. Mrs. Margie Jones
and one child. HeuTrv Wilson, Kichard Wilson.
J-r. iur W Jlson; J. Thomas and wi:c and three
children, X. Cy'showett and wife, .Edmund
HSSYIEST TOR YEABS.
'The Rainfall Dnrlnc Hay Wni Greater
Than Has Been Recorded Daring
The rainfall for the month of May was the
heaviest known for nineteen years, being 0,45
inches. The next highest was in 1SS2, when it
was S.SO-100, and in 18S7, when it reached 5.78
At the first reading these figures will not
Strike the general reader as at all surprising,
jutwben one considers that the average raln-
Ul Is only 2.83 inches, the immense difference
111 at once impress itself upon his mind. The
infall en the Slst ult. which caused so much
mage, was by no means the heaviest of the
rath in Pittsburg; being only about 2 inches,
ithe storm covered a Very large territory,
ending over almost the entire Allegheny
Monongabela valleys, and falling on
md already thoroughly saturated.
le temperature for May was about the samo
ist year, while June so far is greatlv below
average in temperature and much above in
The Weather Hns Chnngred.
, 'How the seasons have changed sjnee I was a
boy," said a prominent citizen yesterday. "I
an remember when on the 1st of May we
gathered on the village green and bareheaded,
tor it best with only a wreath of paper flowers
on our heads, and danced and played the live
long day. It was a festal occasion then, a glad
welcome to the coming spring. The girls were
always In their white dresses, the majority of
tlietn low-necicea ana eaort eieeTea. j u&t minK
Of young girls going around nowadays on the
first of May with low-necked dreses onl Why.
It Is scarcely safe to attempt it in the middle of
July. Here it is the 6th day of June, when the
roses should be clambering up on every band
in full bloom, and here I am wearing an over
coat. "I may be an old fogy, but to me there are no
flays like those of long ago. Then when it was
-winter time we had winter. From the last of
October we could count on cold weather,
and wc were prepared for it In November we
had snow, -and plenty of Ir. Why we would not
know it was Thanksgiving Day if we could not
go out on
A Slelehina- Frolic
And hare ft good old-fashioned sndw-hallirig.
Now it is rare indeed that there is snow
enough to be seen, but then it was filled up far
above the tops of the fences. We never knew
where the fences were until spring. It was on
one of these old-fashioned thanksgiving excur
sions that I flrsi met my wife. A party of boys
and girls from our village bad started out in a
large four-horse covered wagon to snr
. nrife onr minister. On the road to the oar-
p, '"lonagoweran across a similar party froman-
otner vuitge coming in an opposite airecnoir.
AS was customary then, a merry war was in
stantly declared out poured the boys and girls
of jboth parties, and the white spneres were
soon flying tbrouch the air at a great rate."
THE COT SAVED HER.
Rescue of Mary Hashes After Floating
Twenty miles on a Mattress Forty
Eight nonra Without Assistance.
Of all the stories told of the suffering en
dured by the survivors of the flood, none are
surpassed or approach the agony, and almost
death, endured, by Miss Mary Hughes, one
of the refugees, who arrived last night on a
late train. Miss Hughes is que of a family of
five Johnstown residents. When the flood
ware came she was sick in bed and nst ex
pected to live. The water raised the bonse up,
tad as it floated Gown stream it crushed
against others and was completely demolished.
The others of the family were drowned be
fore her eyes; but the bed being an ola-fasb-
lonea one witn a corK mattress uualcu, auu
-with lirr rrmalninp strength she clung to it.
. She floated down to Bolivar, nearly 20
miles, and lodged in the bushes. All
night, all day Saturday and until
late Sunday afternoon she lay there, her life
fast ebbing away. All this time she bad clung
Vto her pet cat who was on the bed when the
Ywave came: It never left her and licked her
lace and mewed pit cnusly for help. Late Sun
day a man heard the cat's plaintive cry and
went in searcn oi tne cause.
The girl was in a swoon, ana was with diffi
culty resuscitated. She was taken to thehouse
:of neighbors nearby and kindly cared for.
, when she could speak sbfc told of friends on
,Tne GKintasKie, ana yesteruay wiey Tisuea me
larmbonse ana brought her to the city.
i4 W w suu in m criucai coouiuoa, HU JOo vi
4i1tvmfiYiBj ftpp Ufa Is afie- '
its Owners Say the Stories
About Its Weakness
ARE ALTOGETHER FALSE.
The Old Sluice Gates Were Not Shot to Keep
in the Fih They Used to Feed the Canal
Proofs of Johnstown' Confidence In the
Dam Interviews With Elnny Clnbraen.
The members of the South Fork Fishing
Club were most decidedly disinclined to talk
yesterday about the article published in a New
York paper reflecting upon them. The article
in question said flatly that the dam was llttlo
better than a pile of earth dumped across the
course of a mountain stream between two low
hills, and faced on each side with a layer of
rough stone loosely thrown together and unce
mented. It was also stated in this article that
the waste gates in use when the lake was the
reservoir ot the Pennsylvania Canal had been
closed up by the present owners to prevent the
hsh from escaping, the insinuation being that
the dangerous increase of water In the lake on
Friday last would not have taken place had the
exit been open. Other reasons were indicated
for la in: the blame for the catastrophe upon
the South Fork Fishing Club, and the story
about the $2,000,000 indemnity bond said to
have been given by the club to insure the
duellers in the Conemaugh Valley against loss
ny tne creating oi tne dam was again toia.
fntervlewinc the Clubmen.
A Dispatch reporter interviewed seven or
eight members of the South Fork Club, and
found that most of them haa no desire to talk
on the subject, and had a very strong objection
to being quoted in print. One or two members,
however, talked freely. Said one who is pretty
well posted on the subject: "I do not think
that the writer in tne New York paper has a
single clear idea about the lake or the dam, ex
cept that the former is gone and the latter is in
ruins. As the dam came into the club's hands
from the Pennsylvania Railway Company, it
was as far as the scheme "f its composition is
concerned, the same on that fatal Friday of last
week. It was rip-rapped with very heavy stone,
and the spare between was filled with earth and
mure stones. It n as carefully built, and was
strong enough to stand all tests that were ap
plied to it during ten years, and would be
standing to-day if it had not been for extraor
TheDnm Did Not Burst.
'Owing to a waterspout intho mountains, or
something of the sort, the waters in the lake
rose with a rapidity never known before ten
inches an hour. The weir which had always
been able before to carry off tho surplus
water was unequal to so gigantic a flood and
the water began to flow over the dam. It
flowed rapidly, and the stream had force
enough to dig a channel through tho dam. Of
course when this happened there was -So hope
for the dam. It had to go." ,.
"What ot the waste gates .Uleged to have
been closed by the club for economy's sake, or
to keep in the IlsliT"
"I am not certain abc.it the pipes and sluice
gates tho New York Writer speaks of, but I am
pretty sure that tilevwero never intended to
carry off tho exepss of water, bnt were used to
feed the canakw hen it was low. In fact I am
Sure that tJ.'Jis so. The gates were closed np,
of course, when the canal passed out of exist
ence. , 5he weir, which one might term the
escape valve of the laKe, was on the right side
of the dam and was over 24 feet wide, I think,
and Sleet lower than the dam. Engineers saw
Oj6 weir time ana time again, and assured us
tjat it was all that could be desired."
Mr. Shea's Opinion.
Mr. C. B. Shea, another member of the club,
said: "For my own part I do not think the ar
ticle you refer to is worth consideration. It is
fall of misstatements. Of my own knowledge
I cannot describe tne dam and the weir, but I
am assured by those upon whom 1 know I can
depend that neither one nor the other was in
any way deficient, and the deplorable accident
occurred because the lake came up quicker
than the weir could carry off the excess. As
to the gates or sluico alleged to have been
closed by the club, 1 know nothing personally,
except that I am sure the club did not have
them closed to keep in the hsh. There is an
other statement that some people have made
which is untrue. They say the cldb diverted
new streams into tho lake and increased the
pressure on tho dam. This is not true. Tho
streams that enter the lake are the natural
feeders that were there when the reservoir was
fitst made. On one side there is Rohrbaugh's
inlet, on the other Dunmirc's, and at the end
furthest from the dam is the South Fork and A
little run called Muddy creek, I think."
James H. Reed, of the firm of Enox & Reed,
who is attorney for the club, was asked
if ho knew anything of the alleged
$2,000,000 " bond and said: "No, I know
absolutely nothing of it, and do
not believe such a bond was ever given. The
idea of such a thing is ridiculous. The county
of Cambria, the city of Greensburg, or the
Cambria Imn Works, would, I suppose, hold
such a bond If it had been made. But you can
readily sec that as legal adviser of the clnb I
should be likelv to have heard at least of that
bond if it existed."
"Will the dam be rebuilt, Mr. Reedr
The. Dam Will Stay Down.
"I do not know that I am authorized by the
club to answer that question," answered Mr.
Reed, "but I will ventnre to say that the dam
will not be rebuilt by the South Fork Fishing
and Hunting Clnb."
A member of tho club, who would jnot allow
the use of his name, said: "As an exam-
Ele of how the South Fork lake was regarded
y the people of Johnstown I think itis time to
say that both the Cambria Iron Company and
the city of Johnstown had at different, times
sought to purchase the property ftom us.
They wanted to get their water supply from
the lake. It is also a fact that the late J. L).
Morrell, President of the Cambria Iron Com-
Einy, held stock in our club, and so did Cyrus
Ider, the solicitor of the same institution.
Evidently they had confidence in the dam.
They would not willingly have harbored a de
stroyer. "The dimensions of the dam are vrnntrlv
stated in the New York papers. Exactly what
the dam measured at its base I am not prepared
to say. I understood it was 300 feet thick. It
was certaUly a great deal more than 90 feet
thick. If both its sides sloped, as I think they
did, at an angle of 453, and the dam was 25 feet
across at the top and 73 feet high, the bt.se
would be ITS leet. 1 believe the base was con
Colonel Ungcr'a Views,
Colonel Unger, President of the South Fork
Fishing and Hunting Club, who is stopping at
the residence of bis son-in-law, George C. Wil
son, Rebecca street, East End, was denied to
The Dispatch reporter on account of ex
treme prostration from the labors and nervous
strain of tho past few days.
A member of the familv who is familiar with
the scene ot the great calamity gave what re
no donbt the views of the Colonel. He said:
"Mr. Unger reached the club house on the lake
from the East On Thursday evening. Then
there was no sign of danger. The lake was
placid and quiet, giving not- tbo least sign of
the calamity a few hours ahead. The rain
came down in the night in such volume that
early Friday morning the waters began to rise
as they had never done before. An inch an
hour was considered a rapid rise heretofore.
The lake was rising ten inches an hour on Fri
day morning. All the force that could be
gathered was pressed Into service to open up a
new sluice way, and, at great danger to all, this
was accomplished; but still the water rose until
it swept over the dam. Engineer Park was
sent to South Fork to give warning of the
danger hours before the dam gave way.
All an Alierttiousht.
"All the newspaper talk about fears for the
safety of the dam. is groundless. This is an
afterthought. Mr. Morrell, president of the
Cambria Iron Works, was until bis death a
rncniber of the club: Cyrus Elder, solicitor for
the company, wbo went down in the flood, was
another. When the Cambria Works were
built a competent engineer was sent to exam
ine the dam. Tbo Pennsylvania Railroad
Company used to do the same occasionally, bnt
latterly they have ceased to do this, as compe
tent engineers had again and again pronounced
it entirely safe. There has not been a hint of
danger from any source foryears to my knowl
edge. "The factiS that rains came In such unnre-
cedented volume, that scarely anything that
mancpnld build would have withstood the
weight and pressure. The sluceway was suf
ficient to relieve the dam at any previous flood.
JJnt in this instance, with an additional sluice,
no Impression was made in relieving the im
mense volume ot water. The openings in the
dam which tbo clnb are said to have closed up
w ere simply the wicket gates, used in old times
for feeding the canals."
Mr. Clarke's Contribution.
Mr. Charles J. Clarke was seen by a DIS
PATCH reporter, and talked Tery much ia tho
same strain. Mr. Clarke said: "instead of
there being any apprehension of danger from
the dam among Johnstown people, the author'
ities there have made a number of attempts to
purchaso the property and, use It as a reservoir
to supply their city with "water. No man can
feel more keenly than I the awfulncss of this
great disaster. But that thero was any de
lect in the dam dr any apprehension of danger
from it I had no knowledge whatever, and
never heard the remotest hint of it. The fact
is thatsomething very like a waterspout came
on that mountain region on Thursday night,
and one of those contingencies arose against
which the wisest precaution was of no avail.
As proof of this, witness the destruction and
deaths cast of the mountains, where the waters
had wider outlets than in the Conemaugh Val
mUOTAKT TO LEAYE.
Many Johnstown People Do Not Care to
Avail Themselves of the Hospi
tality of Plttibars-.
Notwithstanding the heartiness of the invi
tation extended to the Johnstown sufferers to
accept the hospitality of the citizenB of Pitts
burg, and the great preparations made by the
relief committee for their entertainment, a
surprisingly small number have so far availed
themselves of the opportunity. A chat with
Mr. Charles Walz, who has been doing volun
teer missionary work in Johnstown, discloses
the fact that the majority seem to hare a de
cided objection to leaving the town, although
they have'lost everything and are in many cases
suffering for food, clothing and shelter. A
rplrlt of independence, highly commendable
but many think at variance with common sense,
under existing circumstances, together with a
love for the place that has been homo so long,
prompts them to remain and try to recover
what the waters wrested from them sooner
than accept the charity of strangers, no matter
how generously tendered or freely given. It is
not alone among those of gentle birth that this
feeling exists, but also among the poorer
classes. As one man said to Mr. Walz last
night, "I have lived here so lorg, and know so
llttlo of the outside world, that I feel that I
should be lost indeed If I should leave." This
represents the sentiment of hundreds. What
the people want is an opportunity to work and
support themselves. Who so' fit to assist in the
restoration of Johnstown as those to whom her
soil is sacred ground.
A PUBLIC WABNING.
Chief Brown Issues a Proclamation In Re
card to the Use of Water.
Chief Brown, of the Department of Public
Safety, acting under the advice of prominent
city physicians, yesterday issued the following
nonce to the public:
Public notice Is hcrebr given to the residents of
Pittsbnrg that all -water used for culinary and
drinking purposes should be boiled and filtered.
Temporary niters can be improvised, but the
essential and all-important matter Is that the
water for all aforesaid purposes should be thor
oughly boiled So as to destroy the germs of discuss
that may be contained therein arising fronV'ine
vast amount ot decomposed animal and - ratable
matter deposited la the Allcghe- river by the
The Chief savs people should bo careful to
drink as little water as possible, even filtered,
and to be partlcullv careful that children do
not drink much-rate'r.
, HOMES FOR TOE MASONS.
The Order Will Rebuild for Their Brethren
nt Johnstown Gifts From Societies.
The Masons expect to rebuild tho houses of
every member of the order in Johnstown. The
Masonic fund of Allegheny county has already
The United Workmen have no lodge in the
devastated region, but Grand Master Ford sent
a check for $1,000 to the Relief Committee yes
terday. Ho makes this contribution on his
own responsibility, trusting to the generosity of
the Grand Council for support.
S. A. Will, S. A. Duncan and L. K. Loguc, of
the Executive Committee ot tho Hcptasopus,
left for Johnstown last night to establish per
The following additional subscriptions for
the benefit of the Knights of the Mystic
Chain sufferers were received yesterday by
John J. Davis, Select Recording and Corre
sponding Scribe of Pennsylvania. He has
sent to the committee for immediate use $3,000,
and the same will be distributed at once to all
who need assistance:
Union, 110 t500 CO George Washln
Keystone, 14 600 CO ton. 2
.. 100 03
Lawrence. 26 500 CO Lincoln, 139.
General John A.
Logan, 144, Phil
Oxford. 101, l'hila-
100 CO Herald Printing
Co 25 00
6 SO Charles Navlor,
l'hlladelnbla.... 35 00
r.clio.ia.I'lttsburc 2 00
15 CO Star or Liberty, 102 500 00
Southern Cross, 87 50 00
5 DO Fame, 89....: 500
Thb order has established headquarters at
the Alma Hotel, Jonnstown, for the relief of
brothers, and have appointed the following
Relief Committee: President, John P. Linton;
Secretary, J. K. Boyd: Treasurer, Rev. T. Coli
vcr; who are assisted bv the following commit
tee from Pittsburg: J. B. Nobbs and George
Mohn. of Keystone Castle No. II: Joseph John
son, C. C Cutler and Philip Schultz, of George
Washington Castle No. 82; Ralph Lawyer, of
No. 10S. The committee are attending to all
the wants of the brothers. From information
gleaned the order has lost between 300 and 400
members. The A. O. K. of M. C. had 871 mem
bers located at South Fork, Johnstown and
'THE HEATHI BOATS
That Went Up tne Allegheny River Sncceed
In Clennlog tbe Stream of Dead Bodies.
In obedience to tbe orders of the State Board
of Health to the Sheriff of Allegheny county,
ex-Sheriff Gray has patrolled tbe Allegheny
river with the steamers from Pittsburg to the
mouth of the Kiskiminetas with steamboats
Rescue and J. M. Hook and removed all the
drift and debris in the river, and it is clean.
They did not find any human bodies, but turned
up a considerable number of dead animals and
set them afloat. The shores of the Allegheny
river are now clean. While the continual rain
is disagreeable, it is consoling to know that it
tends to keep up a strong current for the re
moval of drift and tilth.
The Allegheny Health boat with its corps of
volunteers has done very effective work. The
men worked like beavers, and on tho return
trip will send adrift any dead animals that
bave lodged against bridges or Islands. Tbe
expedition is in charge of Chairman Hunter, of
Allegheny Common Council.
HIS MOTHEE'S SPIRIT
Warned Him to Leave Johnstown and Thus
Saved a German's Life.
The following strange letter was received by
Pittsburger yesterday from a German friend
residing In Wheeling:
Dear . 1 went to Johnstown
when I left your house, and expected to stay a
week or so, but I was not happy there. Some
thing came to my bed and told me the first
night in my hotel to go to Wheeling; that it
would save me trouble. You can call It what
you like, spirits or ghost, but 1 know it was my
mother who came to me. Iain safe now, but
had I stayed in Johnstown I would be a dead
Dutchman. I had all my goods there, and bad
my hoard engaged foraweekat the Merchant's
Hotel, but my mother came to my bed and told
me to go. How do you account for it? Is it
"spiritualism, or whatT" I know you will all
laugh, but I cannot help that, and hereafter I
will always follow my spirit's advice.
Yours truly, A. W. P.
A GHASTLY MEERSCHAUM.
Stooping to Pick Up a Pipe, a Johnstown
Visitor Grasps tho nand of Death. "
A number of ghastly stories were current
yesterday among the people returned from
Johnstown. One of the incidents was narrated
bya Justice ot the Peace of Mansfield, who,
traveling with a companion along the river
bank, near the stone bridge, saw what he sup
posed to be tbe shank of a meerschaum pipe
sticking up through the sand. His companion
was about knocking it aside with his foot,
when, to his horror, ie perceived it was tbe
finger of a woman. ' The Wholo body and clothe
ing were covered completely with sand and
The discoverers dug up the corpse and found
it to be that of a sweet-faced girl pf about 23
years. Thcrpwere rings on her fingers. Her
hair, which was very long, was knotted and
intertwined around splinters and barbed wire.
It was a terrible sight. Yet this is but one of
tho many that all visitors tell on their return.
1 BANK FOE CONTRIBUTIOUS.
Chief Brown's Pet Scheme lor the Disburse
ment of AH Fund's.
FEOH JLMiTp COHltESPOJtoEST.J
Johkstown, Juno 6. The Relief Bank of
the Conemaugh Valley is being made ready for
opening. This is the pet scheme of J. O.
Brown, Chief of the Department of Public
Safety, and all who have learned of It pro
nounce it a most excellent plan for tbe distri
bution ot funds. Mr. Brown's idea is to estab
lish a regular bank, to tho credit of which all
moneys subscribed for tbe .Hood sufferers shall
be placed, and from which all disbursements
will be made by Checks issued by authorized
ttt.mltdM ff tl,n rittvptw1 ftmtttlA
In this way all possibility ot .fraud is avoided,
an tbe mosey given for a worthy cause is
sura to be preperly dispensed.
England' Hears the Wail of
Gleaned From All Points of the Compass
Dancer of Explosions Added to dther
Horrors Governor Beaver Heard From
People Persist la Asking for Passes to
the Sceno of Horror.
The meetings of the Relief Committee at tbe
Chamber of Commerce have assumed the ap
pearance of regular business, except that a
semi-military air is given them by the presence
of the blue-coated policemen. Business began
The first thing considered was a proposition
by Mr. McCreery to erect two storehonses for
supplies, to be placed in charge of competent
men. The proposition found general favor and
one will be put up at the Pennsylvania Rail
road and tbe other at the Baltimore and Ohio
depot. They will be of two stories, the lower
for the storing of goods and tbe upper for tbe
housing of the houseless.
The proceedings in the afternoon were en
livened by the cheering news that the wail of
stricken humanity had found echoing sympa
thy in England. Chairman McCreery had
asked the London office for the use of the At
lantic cable and President Norvln Green re
sponded: "Our manager at London contributes 25
through our treasurer. You can therefore
draw on R. H. Rochester, treasurer. New Jtorjc
account oi c. von cnauven, London, or
Si 21 25. I have also a cable from our London
manager, in Whltt JS. Morgan & Co.fXbndon,
notify Dretel & Co., of Philadelphiaof certain
sums in cipher to their credit for Johnstown
relief, contributed by United States Minister
Mr. McCfreery stated that the use of the cable
had beennrranted, and tbatalso with the excep
tion ot the Chicago fire, no other disaster in
this country had evoked help from Europe.
TWattention t)t the committee was called to
Tae blockade of provisions and supply cars at
Johnstown, and It sent word to James B. Scott
that Contractor Wilson would go this morning
to Johnstown and build two cheap storerooms
200 feet long, shanty style, and when they are
no longer needed for storerooms they can be
converted into Cheap dwellings.
Tbe committee considered the complaint that
sponges and frauds were extensively playing
the destitute suflerer role in Johnstown, and in
committee of the whole it was decided that
such work must stop.
Another Horror Feared.
Arthur Kirk & Sons sent out tho startling
intelligence that their blasting powder maga
zine at Johnstown had been reported de
stroyed and that many kegs ot powder, kegs
both air and water-tight, might be lathe drift,
and the destruction, might be extended if they
caught fire. A telegram warning Mr.Scott was
General Beaver telegraphed that the General
Government was forwarding pontoons, bnt he
knew not where they were, and asked that the
Baltimore and Ohio Railway Company make
inquiry. Chairman Von Bonnhorst, of tue.Rail
road Committee, was deputed to find out what
had become ot the pontoons which left Wash
ington on Tuesday:
Mr. Scott telegraphed:
"I am Informed that passes are being issued
in Pittsburg to permit men to go through
Johnstown. This Is absolutely nseless,as there
will be no passes recognized. Wd are practi
cally assuming a position similar to that under
martial law. I have put General Hastings in
command of all Dolice and military. The trreat
need is to keep people away, and f beg your as- J
come on special business wire mo and I will ar
range.'.! This telegram made it rough sledding-tho re
mainder of the day for people who wanted to
go to Johnstown and could show no urgent
Mayor Joseph S. Foreman, ot WilllamSport,
telegraphed tne condolence of that city, stat
ing that Willlamsport was nnable to do more,
having suffered heavily also. v J
Telcgfams notifying tho committee of dona
tions from other cities wcro numerous: W. H.
Kirkland, coffee broker, of New York, notified
Mr.George W.Dilworth that $l,G00,collected by
tbe coffee dealers of New York, would be sent
immediately. Mayor Cregier, of Chicago, tele
graphed: "Twenty tbdusand has been for
warded to you." Wheeling sent $7,000, and
notified the committee that tbe amount nould
be increased. E. A Noonan, Mayor of St
Louis, sent word that $500 contributed at his
office had been sent, and that tbe Merchants'
Exchange was in session raising funds. Mayor
Babst, of Minneapolis, said: "Have shipped 200
barrels'of flour. More to follow."
The Committee on Supplies, Mr. S. S.. Mar
vin Chairman, was also busy in its specialty, '
donations pouring in almost uninterruptedly.
Frank Speer, of the East End, 3,000 feet of 4
lumber; JobriU. Dil worth, 1 dozen oil pumps
and measures; W. O. Brown & Sons, Toledo, 0
2 barrels of corned beef; Columbus ' sent 150
buckets of provisions; Eisner & Mendelsohn),
200 bottles of HolTs Malt Extract; Warden
Wright, of Weuteni Penitentiary, LO00 loaves
of bread: Lang & Sheppherd, 60 dozen broom!;
Strunz & Son, 25 boxes soap: East End Stock
yards, the proceeds from 10 cattle; Demmlert
Bros., a lot of kitchen utcnsUs; Ji. siebert &
Co., 50 bedsteads; Hugh McElveen, 10 dozen
chairs and other furniture; K. G. Wetse, 12 bed
steads; J. B. Hill, 1 carload ot lumber.
Notwithstanding repeated announcements
that no more laborers nor mechanics were
needed, the Relief Committee was overrun
with offers all day. The East End stockyaids
offered all tho men employed there for three
dars 2ratultouslr. Louisville offered ta snnri
any amount of men needed, only asking trans
portation. John H. Kemp, of Klttahnlutr, ten
dered the services of 50 men.
H. C. Johnston telegraphed from Rang Hol
low that destitute people might be expected on
Rev. John Fox notified tbe committee that a
large number of persons would be accommo
dated and"provided for at the Western Theo
logical Seminary. The ladies of the Q. A. R.,
of Bennett, said they could care for 40 or 50.
They have a carload of clothing and provisions.
McNulty Bros, offered to furnish horses for
A cautionary signal was displayed by the
committee in the passage of a resolution that
it will not hold itself responsible for any ex
penses except such as are incurred by its order.
Preparing to Wind Up. '
The Executive Committee was in secret ses
slon for several hours last night arranging to
clear up the work to the best advantage. It will
be necessary to have concert ot action in the
expenditure of the funds. Itis estimated that
the cpst of clearing out the Conemaugh Valley
and burying the dead will reach S500.000.
Among tho visitors last night was Father
Devlin, nf St. Stephen's R. C. Church, Hazel
woocL, He had jusfreturnedfrom Johnstown
his home, and found that his relatives were all
saved. Father Devlin is a native of Johnstown,
and was a bov there when the South Fork dam
broke some 25 years ago. At that time it flood
ed the town, but did comparatively little dam
age. The diaerence In tbe results of the two
floods, Father Devlin accounts for in two ways
that part of the dam remained standing, and
that tho water courses about Johnstown were
more open then, the filling ot the banks not
A Grandeur About This.
Minneapolis came outlast night with an im
mense contribution of that city's staple, flour.
Tho following telegram was received:
Minneapolis, June 6, 1880.
William H. McCreery, Chairman Johnstown Com
mittee, Pittsburg, Pa.
One train, 18 cars, of 1,000 barrels best flour
in barrels and L000 in Backs, leaves here to
night, free freight, via St. Paul and Kansas
Citv and Pennsylvania Railroads, for Johns
town. E. C. Babe, Mayor.
Tbe flour is valued at from $10,000 to 612,000.
There is some difficulty in getting bread baked
ramdlv enouzb. E. P. Youne- Snergested that
each family in Pittsburg be asked to send in a'
loai to iiiy iian. us tnougnt inis wosia Drlng
10,000 loaves a day. No action was taken on
Exnsscrnted Stories of Dlahnrecnblo Odors.
Ex-Alderman D. J. Boyle has returned from
Johnstown, where he and his assistahts em
balmed over 600 bodies, and he says the stories
of great stench caused by tho decay of human
flesh are almost puro fabrications. He states
that thero Is some odor from some exposed
bodies and more in fact the greater part
from those roasted in the drift, but Ironi t he
great multitudo packed air-tight insand none
at all. It Is said that a body packed deeply In
sand remains Undecomposed indefinitely, per
haps for years. Mr.P, M. Carr thinks that
somo peoplo are cither blessed with super-sensitive
noses or else have drawn on their imagina
tion in description.
Only bodies are embalmed by tho. relief corps
that aro Sufficiently intact to be recognized By
friends aJ aequafaataMes. te object; of Mm'
-FOOD AND CLOTHING. v
Hard, bat Pleasant" Work lit Old City Hall
Hundreds Fed, Clothed, Transported
Sloro Blessed (b Glvo
Than Receive. ,
. Mr. McDonald and his co-laborers at Old City
Hall spent another busy day yesterday in as
sorting clothing and fitting but the refugees
who "called provided with' credentials. The
procession bearing contributions continued
from morn until night. Much of-the clothing
was sent tq the Second .Presbyterian
Church, where the distressed were not
only well clothed, but in some
instances elegantly. Much of the clothing con
tributed is of excellent quality, especially fem
inine apparel. The woman who is charitably
disposed is very large hearted, andddubtless
many denied themselves that they might assist
their nnfortunatb sisters. By the tima the
fitters At old city hall get through they will
have experience sufficient to set themselves
up as clothing-house clerks, Tbe little folks
were not forgotten, and tbe stock of short pants,
short dresses and children's clothing generally
would stock several large stores. While there
are some Incongruous offerings, they are none
the les acceptable, aS use is" found for them.
Realizing that during tb)3 inclement weather
Erbtectlon against dampness is material; there
aye been large quantities of rubber goods
sent, and they are very acceptable, Mr. Hogan
has contributed liberally of eatables, and the
committee last night was beginning to think
that some recipients showed a willing
ness to ride a free horse to death
and talked of giving some men cold shoulder
hereafter, stating that the regularly spread
table appeared to have a demoralizing effect on
some who Bhowed a willingness to live thus in
definitely. Transportation has been furnished to all
points within 400 miles for all .who wish to go
to friends or to places where they are sure of
employment, and yesterday many accepted it
to various near towns and to points on tbe sea
board. Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and
other Eastern cities. They are sent away with
full stomachs and a God-speed-vou, and though
they haven't the whole world to choose from
as had Adam and Eve, yet their lives, though
clouded, may in time be measurably happy, m
remembrance of the solidarity evoked by their
A PEIEST'S W0EE.
er Tnhney Tells the Story of What Ho
Saw Wanted nSqnare Meal.
"I have come to the city to get a square meal
and Sdme clothes'," said Father J. P. Tahney.of
Johnstown, to a Dispatch reporter yesterday
when greeted at the Union depot. "What I
havo ou my back is all I possess in the world.
St. John's Cathedral, my field of work, my
home, and all is gone. I had to flee for my life
before tho water.
"1 was sitting in my study with my curate,
smoking, last Friday afternoon. The water
was not above tbe usual rise. At about
4:15 the clouds darkened, tbe air quiv
ered as before a cyclone. 1 rushed to
the door, and was nearly paralyzed to see in
tbe distance rushing down upon us with the
force of a thousand whirlpools a huge wave,
fully 25 feet high. It curled over like the
breakers In a storm on the ocean beach. I gave
one glance on tbe crest of the wave were
houses and human forms, horses, logs horrors!
Shivers Even Now.
"I shiver now. Young man, you were there,
were you? (No tongue can depict that scene,
"I ran, praying to God for mercy- Behind
me came the Wave. On. on, it came, but before
it i neu witn speeo. as oniy man witn cieatn De
hind can. Fully 200 feet I ran. No use I
faltered, struck a bank the flood was upon
ma I know not how but 1 drew myself up tbe
hill, out of the hands of the angel of death, out
of the seething water. I kept oil running, then
looked back. My Godl the Good Sisters in the
convent, my curate all, where were they. I
looked around, tbe enrate was by me. He had
followed me. I glanced at tho convent, it rose
on the swell a crash, a groan and it was gone,
all but tho Ii part. My residence. It was in
flames. The Cathedral the same.
Rushed to the Rescue.
"As the waters fell, 1 rushed to the rescue.
In tbe L of the convent were the ten sisters on
their knees with their hands clasped in prayer.
I got ropes and rescued them; rescued the Ser
vants. Then off to tbe poor people. All was
chaos, but I gathered together a few men, or
ganized a committee and began work. From
this nucleus tho work grew and the workers
too. Sub-committees were formed. Help
came, of the rescue and the rest you know as
much as L What you and I know not, knows
only God. '
"Will I go back? Certainly. I only want a
square meal and some clothes. I am going
back to help build out of the ruins another
w uiui.tuwu, ia wus uuiibauubuesvuiuiuu.
The People Aro Willing-.
'The men are willing.the people generous and
God will be with us. Tbe men of tbe Cambria
Iron Company will rebuild. Magnificent
blocks will go up and Johnstown Will yet rise
from tbe ruins a second Chicago.
"I will build another church, gather together
the remainder ot my 2,000 parishioners and
"There was with me in all my work Mr. Mox
hara you all know him by this time. If ever
there was a hero it is he. Of tbe heroes of
Johnstown, only God will ever know all. Good
bye and God bless you," and the greatest hero'
of them all left the reporter and went into the
Hotel Duquesne cafe for the first square meal
since last Friday noon.
. DISPATCH COLLECTIONS.
A Larco Increase la tho Amount Given for
the Sufferers Darlns; Yesterday.
Following is the result of-TnK Dispatch
collections for the flood sufferers:
Amount banded William U. Thompson,
Treasurer of the Johnstown licllcf Fund. H -15 3j
Acknowledged, Juno 4 385 41
Additional collections up to 0 p. at Jane 5
are as follows:
H. C. Cnrtis & Co.,
Trov. N. Y.. ber
Pittsbnr 275 00
employes of .
Groetzlnser. 6 50
J. H. Aiken S30 00
James McKtever &
Sons. Llm 10 CO
citizens oi i;iaya
vllle. Pa., per JJ.
74, per Charles
Davis. W. 41...... 20 03-
Employes or Penn
sylvania Co. and
Kock Point Hotel,
Kock Point Sta
tion. Pa 14 m
Mlnton 103 00
r.iipr. Jjreltwelser Jt
Co.... . 67 80
L. H. Ale 5 00
Association. .,.,.. S3 00
Citizens or Mem
phis, Tenn.. per
through First na
tional Bank of
J. L. Homers 25 00
lioodman & Co Z5 00
Council. Ho. 174
Jr. ii. ir. a. m... in on
Pittsburg 600 00
Schuette&Co IRQ 03
Citizens oi Aspen,
Col., per Aspen
through First Na
tional Bank of
Total to date.,
I'.Tnmovea or ump. !T7 tk
i 3,!4 5
In the Disaster and In Aiding; Its Victims
Braddock is doing great work for the victims
of the flood. Forty-seven survivors are now
being entertained there and 19 corpses have
been buried in the cemetery. Conductor Con
Wilson and his niece, Miss Levonla Wilson,
arrived there safely night before last after hav
ing been given up for lost. James, Daniel arid
John Stronp, the last named with his family,
Mr. Kobert Scritcb&eld and wife, Superin
tendent of Carnegie, Phippi & Co.'s blooming
mill, ex-Councilman P. Ham mil, Miss JIary E.
Gagely, Daniel McCrozy aud family. Miss Alice
Cadogan. William Cadogan, Mrs. a Ji. Miller
and her two children, B. A. Hart and John
Hutzen. Superintendent of the ralLmill at the
Edgar Thomson Works, Miss Amanda Brix-J
ncr ana miss oarua rteese are among tne saveu
who are now in Braddock.
Three more carloads of provis'ons" and one
car of clothing have been sent. Over 130 .women
have been at work making clothes and another
load will be shipped to-day. Reports from the
Collecting Committee show the following:
First ward, $237: Second ward. S295;Thlrd ward,
5130; Brinton. S2; North Bralldock,, 1371', Camp
Copcland, 550. The following additional sums
have been received: TIfe Union "Planing Mill,
$50; Volunteer Flrenirn, 830: First National
Bank, S100; Braudook National Bank, F250. The
citizens of TurtleCreek have sent $3,000 and
three carloads of provision?.
F0DND IN TilE BtTERS.
Bodies or Three Hoys Taken Out of tho
River nt and Near Plttiburg.
The river is civrog up its dead. The body of
a boy was fonnd on the bar in tbe Ohio river
yesterday morning opposite Pittsburg and
Lake Erie and Montour Railway Junction. The
boy was between seven and ten years of age.
He had auburn hatr and was well dressed in a.
blue coat, knee pants of gray and white pleatod
waist. His shoes were new.
About 6 o'clock the body 6f a little hoy about
4 vears ot age was taken out of the Allegheny
at tho foot of Forty,-rir3t street. The boy Is of
fair eOnlpleilon, with dark brown hatr and'
brown eyes. The body was dressed in barred
blue and whlto calico waist, brown canton flap,
nel pants, blue flannel shirt and white under
shirt. The remains are setaswAat dlstignred,
but not beyond recognition.. --
Tha bodv of a bov about 7 -roars of aero wm
mkss. lrota me Airegseny rifsT at rorty-iouith
?Wh-' .',. j f. T'Vftp5t1.-
CASH IS COMING IN,
Contributions From Ail Over
the Country. ,
$200,000 RAISED HERE.
Pittsburg Citizens Re.pondlng Liberally
Treasurer Thomb.on Busy Money Front
Maine to California Everybody WllllDB
to Aid the Sufferers Some Tery BIb
Contributions of cash for the sufferers are
coming in very rapidly ahd Treasurer Thomp
son is one ot the busiest men in town. Up to
last night he bad received in cash 5191,519 81.
and there are thousands of dollars subscribed
that have not yet been turned in.
Following is a list of the contributions re
first Cumberland Pres-Tho?. I). Messier, $300.
byterian Church- 825. R. K; Wilson. Sico.
The Ladles' Aid Society Wni. KOseberir, sw.
or the sime church, 5. Employes of the Penn's,
James Wood, S50. HneswestofPJttsV,i2).
James A. Kaney.Mahon-Keller fuudV Mononga
lngtown, Pa., 10. hela City, Pa.. SOW.
Citizens of New WU-T. C. Olbson Hose Co.,
mlngton. Pa., S53. Greenville, Pa.. J16.
German Lutheran Mansfield Si Co., 5.
English Ji nth emu General., subscription,
Church, Millcrstown, Jllllerstown. 8109.
118. Specialty Gliss Co.,
Methodist Church, Miles East .Liverpool, O.,
Grove, Pa., 30. SI82.
Veltzjfc McDonald, JiO. .Employes of Vcltz &
Citizens or .New Castle, McDonald. S40. ,
Pa , fl.000. Citizens of Bellevcrnon,
A.M. K. Church, Erie, Pa., K33.
Pa., .i. First Presbyterian
Citizens of Greenville, Church, Erie, Pa.,
Pa., SB. S1I3.
Presbyterian O h u rch, W. E, Wrenshall, K0.
Glrard Depot, S:H. Second Uj P. Church,
Robert DlcLcy, S-.5. East Liverpool, O.,
H. J. Heinz & Co.. 30. S17.
Citizens of Youngstown, Citizens of Sharpsville,
O.. fl.000. " Pa., 53)0.
U. P. Church, Brongh-"Y's" Ladles' Society.
ton, Pa fiO. Greenville. Pa., KM.
Klngwalt A Agnew, 5, Fireman's Fund Ins.
Mrs. Harriett A. Gil- Co.. of San Francisco,
more, ofbewlckly, S10O. California, 100.
First Pre. byterian Special agent of same
Chnrcb, ofFt. Wayne, company. So.
S2M. Y. M. C. A.. Chlrno-n.
Jos. A. McCres, Phila., fill.
30. O. W. McDonald, Cov-
Frauenhelm & Vllsact. lngtonKy., (to.
I!6. Tile Water Pipe Co.,
Buffalo Etprttt, Buffalo, Tltusvllte. S3M,
N. Y., SbUO. P. W. G11U t&,
Klein, Logan A Co., (100. A. Johnston A Co., $30.
"A widow," Crafton. First Presbvterlan
Pa.. II. Church, of Titusrllle,
Park: Presbyterian 104.
Church, Erie. Slou.
Simpson M. E. Church, Custer Lodge, A. A. and
Erle, f. S.W.,Sharpsburir,Si0O.
First M. E. Church, Erie, Presbyterian Church,
First Baptist Church, Sju." ew
Erie, 122. Presbyterian Sabbath
German Evan. Assocla- school St Hridge-
tlon Church, Erie. S70. water V ra
Central Mission Church, J. a B'
0$rrso&e. iSStgffl V "teet
Erle.rf2i Church, Sign &0.t Chicago,
Employes C. L. Flaccns' Preshyterian Church
glass works.Tarcntum. Oneida, S. Y 3i. '
J36S. g, j. swirt, Madison.
Singer,Nimlct&Co..500. Ind., fio. '
Canton, o.. 6SS3.
First PresbyterlanO. F. Dean, S3.
Church, Connellsvllle, Curry University, S75.
' Citizens of Salem. 6
Citizens of Winona, 0 $t,5C0. '
,!!. , i- Sadler Martin. 7).
bX:. Bra.',naI?',,0-., C-.H- An" and William
William McKlnley. $10. Crocks, is.
g. W. WpoMalr, ,125. C. Davis Son. $10.
Kleman & Woolslalr. . Evans t Bean. 810.
William Murdoch P. O. K. Allerton. Snper
O. H. Allerton, 850. lntendent. KM.
juims voetier. . Holmes, Bowlln & Co..
E. 11. Smith. S10.
George Grundllsh, S3,
Ed Martin, S3
H. c Sillier. 25.
J. B. Huff. $3.
Keneker, Llnkhorn &
William Hazelvrood, S.
J.t u. uarnsom 93.
H. S. Imhoff.
J. S. Scott, S3.
8. B. Hedes. S23.
p. r . urr. fo.
E. P. Cornue. S3.
F. F. Myler, II.
S. II. Woddcll. 5.
B. Wolf. Jr., S100.
O. H. Wood, il.
11. S. McCague, Treas
William Freeman, Treas-
rresoyienau tnurcn, A former Pittsburger. $25
First Presbyterian-Cfi, Employes hlllard. Ster-
Canonsbnrg, J63. relt Co., 50.
M.&M.Insur'ce Co.. SIM. German Baptist C'h. (SI.
, vuzvxzz. . ". " "r i- y.'.'1""-.
Citizens' Nat'l ll'k. $000. joo.
J. K. Jareckl MTg Co.,S. Hamilton. J100.
JM- Pittsburg Times, ad-
Employes H.K. Porter & dltional, S1,452.
Co., teft). A. A.orLiS.W.SL000.
Jesse H. LlppencottJ. M. Byers, S25.
?'tS9- MeOullongh, Dalzell A
1: W. O. Bldwell A Co., Co., 8200. """"
MOO. F'st Ev'n Lnt'n Ph. $2.
Citizens of Earllngton, Citizens or Oil City.
Ky. 1100. " Pa., (LOCO. '
Citizens of Coraopolls, Pittsburg Leader (addl-
Pa.. S118. tlonal), S2.77L
Charles Atwell. 130, It. II. King, lioo.
F. L. Moyne, J25. "W.JJ. McCandless. f30.
A. 11. bpeer, S23. First Baptist and St.
GermanLutheranChurch Joseph'sKC. Churches
Warren, Pa., (73. 'Warren, Pa., J74.
Citizens or Pranllyn, Citizens of Xlonesta.
Pa., 180. Fa., $187.
Citizens of Toledo, O., J. u. Michel Son, 23.
S1.870. Employes Dunbar .Fur-
Lawrence Xanjr, Pitts- nace Co., K77.
burg.siOO. Pittsburg Locomotive
S. C. Liggett, K3. Works, 1300.
VlrctniaA.McKee. Jack-Pittsburg Times (Addi
son City, Mich., 550. tlonalL (801.
Beargrass Woolen Mill, Louisville, Kr.. 123.
Second National Bank Cash, S50.
$250. Walter Horning & Co..
Harris Drug Co.. S30. J50. v '
It. S. McCague. f-S. M. F. Herron & Co., 125.
James A, Henderson & P. Kcil & Son, 25.
Co.j 123. 8. B. Flovd Son rr.
Garrison, "Williams K. D. Elwood & Co., K30.
J. a v. McCune, tX.
Godfrey & Clark, 123,
Stahl A Jordan. 25.
John Hood, SI0.
S. U. Patterson, 110.
J. (1. Honck. 110.
n. Kt. ocewart, S2-1,
L. S. McKalph& Co.,
S. L. McITeni-T tin
Henry McCancc, 810.
S If A T lnAS AHB
J. B. Lamble, flu.
E. B. Mahonr)- 1m
F A. Graff. 810.
Geo. Armstrong, tin
W. W. Matchner, flO.
W. G. Miller. 83.
Jos. Farley, S3.
0, Kellner, 83.
1. Jackson & Bro.. (5.
Clias. S. Bailey, 8).
T. J. Albcct. S3.
W, O. Peet&Co .,85.
C. Wcssell A Co., S3.
Alex Knox, si
.1. L. Itodgers, 83,
TV. U. Moon, l3r
Plttburg Postofflce prop- East Libertv ttxinn
er. 8150. Southslde station. t!4-
dow amount handed Ohio. Jl.rra
in. 1112. A. S. Esterorook,?t,000.
Citizens of Parks burg. Benefit at Minneapolis,
Pa, 8400, Minn., $713;
Citizens of Marietta, Jackson Mtv. Mich..
O..l,(X!0. Bank. 82)0.
EqultableMfe Insurance Sebastian Scheultz. gs.
W?H.eoh,5. "' .
Marshall, Kennedy A B. F. Veach. fs
Co.. 8250. "Whltmro 4,
"Whltmyre A Co . 825.
S M. NanKherSon,fl0.
National Cement Co., one
Schomaker A Co., 825.
National Cemeut Co.,
S. S. Holland. 823.
Ford A Co.. $2
National Brewers. 8lO,COO.Bankot Pi ttsburg-.si, 000,
Merlden Brlttania Co., Foreign companies.
W. E, Schmertx Co. T. Wagner, Jr., 833.
fshoes), 81.200 VT. MLalrd iiT
Gregg 4 Elliott, (shoes,) n. J. Klnev ;
rr3- r. .. a B! liimmclrich A Son,
J. W. Carnahan A Son, (merchandise). S2.W.
(merchandise, ) 8125. C. H. Dietrich. 8l67
IS. .U. .Ul
Laird, Bay Co., 825.
Cardlck Owens. $iu. II. Stern, 83.
B. HavftSon. S25. Thot.T!nf.AcnM .t,nAl
J,l. OhautlerACo, 8M. 830.
Cain 4 Verner(m'ds.).83CI0.
Ezra ltcpply. Mayor of Chamber of Commerce.
bcranton, personal,!!, Cincinnati, t-ioca.
COO. Mercer, Pa faLT
Tidewater Pipe CO., Ti-Troy, N. Y.?Pr, vna
tusvllle, K-p. Young Wozae?s Chrls-
Parlssburg. Pa.. ftfO. ilan Tempesnc T Un
Cltlzena of Cleveland. Ion, Oreerille. sm
If. O.Tyler, TacOma, W. Y.. 81,600. e,r'
T., 82.000. W.T.CaVrinirton Presl-
Thouias Morrison, Pres- dent Toledo Board of
IdentClocInnatlBoard Trade, 8328
ofTrade, S3.0OT. ' -
J-vr t'1JmJl Myor-,,floHonjneMIII, San
Colorado Sprinus. 8100. Francisco, emnloves
Fair Haven's M. P. Mis- ooo.- employes,
slon Sunday schooLllavldWhitcstonc.Brad
14 M. ford, 830. .
Citizens of Atlantic Clty,Ponrth ward school So,
BSwera,?&ers andM?.,ch'e,te,Khie'r o x
liquor dealers of AUc- Company, 820.
jrheny county, Sl.OCO. Armstrong i JlcKelvy,
Bailey, Farrcll & Jo., taw. -""...,,
ro'v.n . -i . . Cunningham A Co.. 100.
Whitehall A Oeveland.St. .Malacht's It, O.
"?,, Church, 853.
Louis Moccser, 821. People's Natural Gas
Parnassns Presbyterian Company. BOO.
,CP,u.r?'1' t263 -- W.G.Johnston &Co8t00
McBrlde Gray, 850. George A. Berry, 83.
M. Bonn A Co.. 850. MIUer.MetcalriParr.ln,
blxtb Presbyterian l,CCO.
Cnnrrh. 1132. Jnt 4 WAtn . rt
t J E. Umbstetter. 825. 8200. "
Employes beveniU Ave. tiuests Seventh Avenue
Hotel. M , Hotel and P. &. TV. K.
Employes B, D. Nuttall, K, employes. 81CO 55.
,," .... . James A. McNally. J0O.
Committee Uetall Groc-Union Stock Yards
t .er5- . Transit Co., Chicago,
HljSfy MeCatcbeoB, ,ew. i
.10a' , ' - " a Wlneblddle (an
Toang Women's feats- old . soldlec-bts pea-
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An Excellent Magazine. '
The Jane number of the Eeview has just
been issued from tbe pressof Percy F. Smith.
This completes the ninth 'volume of this ex
cellent magazine, which now enjoys a high
degree of popular favor. In the June num
beflhe eSfiv Home of Elizabeth Stuart
Phelps is sketched; "Bine Jackets under
the Stars" and Stripes" is concluded: there is
another story about "Helen Keller, the
Blind Girl;" a sketch is given ot "Dr.
Thomas Arnold, of Kugby;" alsd one of
"Emin Pasha." There is also a number of
interesting short stories, and "Patty's Op
portunities" is concluded. The Little Peo
ple's Department is replete with good
stories for the primary department of
schools, and also foe nurseries. The lowest
priced illustrated magazine published in
this country. Single subscription, 73 cents
per annum; to school children, SO cents per
annum. Sample copies free.
Percy F. Smith,
Proprietor and Publisher, Virgin -alley,
near corner SmithGeld street, Pittsburg,
Philadelphia Dental Rooms.
"Wo ofUimes hear a person expressing hir
or her dread of something in the compara
tive terms, I would as soon go io a dentist
office. The time has come when such a re
mark is out of fashion. To go to a good
dentist does not imply now that you are to
suffer excruciating pa'in while your teeth are
Deing nnea. At T.nlt's PMladelphiaDental
Booms, 39 Fifth avenue, dentistry is per
formed with such skill that pain is almost
out of tbe question. The immense practice
he has acquired is a well-deserved compli
ment, worthily bestowed. Best sets of teeth
only $8. . ths
Snfferers of the Great Flood,
For your special benefit (and also for those
purchasing for the sufferers) we bave inau
gurated a special donation sale, although
we have already done our share in con
tributing indirectly, we are now anxious and
willing to benefit thesuffersdirectly by giving
such articles as they may need at first cost. A
great many families have lost their all, and
this is a rare opportunity for charitably dis
posed persons to relieve a great many with
a comparatively small outlay of money.
Come early and avoid the rush. BrSYBEp
HIve, cor. Sixth and Liberty.
Newest and Choicest Styles la French
Just received, also a very good pattern at 18
cents a yard. Jos. Hobse & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Summer Dress Goods.
French Satines marked down to 25c and
30c, best goods; large line to select from;
best American satines only lie, choice pat
terns. Aethub, Schohdelsiyeb & Co.,
MTbs 08 and 70 Ohio st., Allegheny.
What tbo Baiters say.
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 'Wnitmyre &
Co., the sterling millers, lies in the fact that
the bakers of Allegheny countv are gradu
ally adopting its use on account of its solid
qualities. Give it a trial.
New Armure Silks Choice Colors, at SI
A yard, the most fashionable weave; the.e
at $1 are extra good quality at the price.
Jos. Hobue & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Dress Goods! Dress Goo!
Immense bargains in embroidered robes,
combination suits, French cashmeres, serges,
henriettas, challis, mohairs and plaids, at
H. J. Lynch's, 438 and 44Q.Market street,
"We have a beautiful line of gold paper at
10c a bolt; now patterns-
Abthtjh, Schojtdelhyer & Co.,
MThs C8 and 70 Ohio st., Allegheny.
Best French Satines. ,
Large assortment, new stvles. reduced to
I 25c per' yard, at H. J. Lynch's. 438-440
Market street. ThSsu
ladles' Cloth Surface Waterproof Circu
lars, Our own importation, extremely light in
weight, no odor of ruhber, the nicest look
ing garments and a perfect protection from
rain. See them in our cloak room.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
The use of Angostura Bitters excites the
appetite and keeps the digestive organs in
The ne-wB from Johnstown re
ceived after the regular hour for
going to press will probably war
rant the making of an 8 o'olook
edition, of THB DISPATCH this
morning and for several days fol
lowing. Agents who desire a supply of
these extras must telegraph or
telephone their orders before 8
o'clock for to-day, or mail them in
good time for to-morrow, as none
of the 8 o'clock edition will be sent
out of the city without orders from
THB DISPATCH PUB. CO.
- JUNE DELIVERIES.
" ' SOLID COLORED
, INDIA PONGEE SILKS. -
A full line of shades imported to sell for Toe
on sale at 40c a yard.
Fancy printed India Silks only 40c a yard.
A line of French Wool Challis at 25c a yard.
French Satines in neat and bold designs at
Tho season's most choice effects in
At sacrifice prices.
The lines at 12c unsurpassed.
Fine and finer grades, 20c to 40c
J2 40. $3 50. S500, S700 and &&
Above prices have been made on several lots
of Handsome Bead Mantalets.
Our Embroidered Fichus Lace Silk and
Wool Wraps on the same low scalo of price.
One lot of Children's and Misses Jersey
Blouses; assorted colors, stylishly trimmed: 8
to 14 years. S3 goods for 82.
Ladies' Soutache Braided D(rectoIre Jerseys;
Manufacturer's price, 69 a dozen; to be closed
at 2 50.
SUITS-Cholce styles in Wash Fabrics. Silk
and Wool Costumes. Hisses' and Children's
Suits; latest designs.
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PENN AVENUE STORES.
To wind up this month's business in a lively
way we have made some sweeping reductions,
and also have purchased large assortments of
choice and desirable goods, which we offer at
very low prices, some at even half price.
To begin with: Eighty-nine (89) pieces of CO-
inch, English style. Fine Wool Sultlngi
Checks, Stripes and Plaids, a large variety o
coloring, at $1 a yard, usual price $1 25; no bet
ter wearing goods are made. J
French Novelty Dress Goods, In mcreaft
broidered stripes and Jacquard silk mixtures
our price 80c a yard; cost SI 40 to land in New
York; all in the latest summer colorings.
One case of silk and wool 42-inch Crepe Brit
Uant, 42 inches wide, at 75c, worth $1 23 our
price 73c. These are light inr weight and ver
Special bargains in flue quality pure English
Mohairs, in fancy weaves and colored stripes
at 75c a yard, rednced from $1 23; also full
assortment of plain, colored and grar and
brown mixed Mohairs. 42 inches wide, at 30c,
75c and $1 a yard, great value, and not to ba
conf ounded with goods of inferior quality at
the same prices.
Over 20 styles of 54-inch Suiting Cloths, la
fancy Jacquard stripes, at 75c a yard. Eleven
shades In a flno imported 50-inch Cloth at 73c,
worth $1 50.
Our 50-cent Counter is filled with really choica
styles in Imported Dress Stuffs Side Borders,
Tennis Stripes, Plaids, Foule Stripes, DebeigeS,
all extra good values and all in Summer"
weights and colorings.
Silk and Wool Colored Henrietta Cloths at
75c This is the best dress goods bargainin any
Sdk Warp Cashmeres.
Full assortment ot shades in All-wool French;
Cashmeres, perfect in finish, good weight a;
45-inch All-wool Cashmeres at 50c to $1 23 a
yard, latest shades.
Our entire stock of Imported French Cress
Patterns to be closed out quickly. The prices
we have put on them wdl make quick work; ,.
Many of these patterns are the finest good
ever shown in Pittsburg, but wearesellin
them at a great sacrifice
The all-wool French Albatross at 45.centsj;
is another instance of special good value.
The French All-Wool Challis at 25c and 40s
aro selling faster each day. We have tha
largest assortment of both dark and light
Challis, including newest and finest Imported,
all at 50c
New printed Mohairs, only 40c a yard.
largest stock of cream, white and light
colored Woolen Dress Stuffs Albatross, Cash
mere3, Nun's Veilings, Crepes, Mousselines.
2,000 remnants of black and colored Dress!
Goods to be sold out at once. See the prices
put on them.
So much for the Wool Dress Goods. That.
Cotton Stuns are in great variety. Scotch
Ginghams (real) at 20c: (so-caUeS) at 15c and
12c Satines, choice American. 9c up to 20c j'
real French, ISc to 35c See the old Boss color
ings, Just from Paris. Fine Scotch Zephyr Ging
hams at 30c New styles in striped Seersuckers,
Persian Crepes, Primrose Cloth,printed Crepes '
and other novelties.
Then the Silks Thousands and thousands oi
yards in colored Sill: fabrics for Summer wear.
One hundred and fifteen pieces of ney printed
India Silks, 21 inches wide, at 3c, regular $1 3
quality. 27-inch India Slits, black and white
and new colorings, at 63c; fine styles at J109t
and JI 50, very much under price the hand
somest goods shown this season. Hundreds of. ,,
pieces here to see. The largest variety evef
shown, and undoubtedly tbe best values.
Our 24-inch Colored Surah Silk, at 73c Is the
equal of any $1 Surah .yon can find. All tha
New Armure Boyale Silks at SI. extra flno
The best bargains in our Black Sill: stock yon
have ever seen in many a long day Surahs,
Grenadines, Indias, Gros Grains; Failles,
Armures, Satines. This is the place to come v
foryour Black Silks, in all grades, erpedany
the finer goods not to be fonnd elsewhere. .
All the other departments are ready for June. "J
customers, and iave great attractions in 1
way ot bargains. Decidedly the biggostaaij
most and best bargains are here.
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