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THE P1TTSBUBG .DISPATCH, SATURDAY, JTJOTJ -8, 1889.
Volunteers Are Leaving
Johnstown In Droves
FEARING AN EPIDEMIC
The Situation Now Growing
Worse, and Workers
TOOSt A BTJLTr C0BHXSP0"SDXNT.1
JoSnstowx, June 7. "The volunteer
forces are likely to be withdrawn from
Johnstown," said Mr. Hart man, of the
Hartman Steel "Works, at Beaver, Pa. "I
hare talked with Mr. Flinn and Captain
Jones, and at a meeting last night it was
decided that a week from Saturday
the volunteer workers would be taken
away. It is necessary to show just where
the town stands, both to the people of the
place and those ot the country at large. No
workmen will stay here under present condi
tions. They are leaving in droves and the
number coming in barely fills the gap made
by those who go.
"The proper way to hare taken care of
these men would have been to build tracks
out on the ground and run in box cars for
the men to live in instead of tents.
A New Plan a Necessity.
I "The present arrangement is very bad,
and should a little warm weather come the
men would die like files. In the box cars
15,000 men could have been cared for much
more easily than the present number in
tents. Superintendent Patton would have
had the tracks put in for us, and said he
would take every box car off hjs lines to
accommodate our men. But the others did
not see it at the time as I did. They do
"Saying nothing about anything else, it
must be very apparent that the living of
such a population as there is in Johnstown
without any system of sewerage whatever is
certain to breed disease. The mere living
of several tbonsand men in tents would be
enough to do this. -People who have not
been here have not the slightest conception
of the desperate situation of the place. Com
paratively few here realize it
Work for Thousands of Men.
"Governor Beaver certainly doesn't under
stand it or he would take some step to aid
the town and its inhabitants. I took a gang
of 200 men over to Kernville yesterday to
see what could be done toward cleaning it
up. "We worked two hours and I withdrew
them disheartened. There was work there
lorl.OOO men for months.
"In a short time there will be a desperate
state of affairs in Johnstown. Perhaps the
only Way to prevent a great evil will be to
perpetrate a lesser one, and .apply the torch
to tha piles of rubbish. After it is reasona
bly certain that no bodies can be recovered
fronrthe dam at the bridge it ought to be
fired. The firing of the rest ot the rubbish
may endanger the town, but it is the only
thin? that will save it from something
MEN WITHOUT HEARTS.
Greedy Speculators Trying to Persuade
Sufferer to Sell Their Lands for Lit
tle orKothlng- Plucky Citizens
Who Stand by Johnstown.
n"COM A STAFF CORKESrONDENT.J
Johnstown, June 7. It's an ill wind
that blows nobody good. Horrible as was
the disaster of one week ago, and frightful
as is the plight of its survivors to-night,
there are those mean enough to take ad
vantage of the situation for their own profit
This afternoon quite a number of real estate
speculators arrived on the scene and set to
work to buy up all the land obtainable.
Owing to the present condition of affairs
there are hundreds of half-crazed men and
women here who, having lost everyone they
held dear, are willing to part with the little
homes, which to them represent the accu
mulation of a lifetime, for a song.
It is on this class of people, who, had
they time to think, would probably not part
with their land tor love or monev. that the
heartless speculators are preying, and un
less some prompt measures are taken to
stop it hundreds will be without even so
much as a place to build a home, r.nd with
but a pittance for the land that once was
theirs. The real estate agents are using all
kinds of arguments to secure cheap proper
ties, and a reverend gentleman, whose name
has escaped me, says they would have suc
ceeded in purchasing some valuable lots of
a number of his parishioners to-day had he
not interfered. He is of the opinion that
Johnstown will go up like a second Chi
cago, and that it would be the worst of folly
for anyone to part with their possessions
unless they received a fair value lor them.
On the other hand there are those here
who declare that they could never live in
Johnstown now, with all its wealth of hor
rible recollections, and who are willing to
sell at any cost Others fear a pestilence,
and want to get away to avoid it, while still
others think it will be better for them from
a financial standpoint to locate elsewhere.
Among this latter class some one wrongfully
placed Mr. A. J. Haws. That gentleman
says he has lived in Johnstown too long to
forsake it now. Connelly.
WITHOUT SHELTER FROM THE EAIN.
Poor and Homeless People Crowd Aronnd
tbo Blnzlnc V reck of Tbclr Homes.
irnoM A ktaft comtEsroifDENT.:
Johnstown, June 7. An ugly chilling ram
is falling at this hour, which Increases the mis
ery of the poor people tenfold. Although
there are acres of tents, holding thousands of
people, there are many who hare no shelter of
These unfortunates are indeed in a pitiable
rqrditlon. and are huddled around the fires,
i I with debris, perhaps of their own bouses,
t tirenne from chill ram and a weakened
li-uie. It did seem as if their enp of misery
was certainty foil, but scenes of sadness to
night seem to transceuu. sui.
1 FAMOUS NURSE ARMYS.
Mr. Jerome, With 75 Others, Comes to
Assist the nflcrers.
rrnoM A statt coiiiksfoxdest.3
Johnstown, June 7. When the train from
.Pittsburg came in this afternoon D rector J. B.
'Bcott was seated on a truck writing out orders.
He is all business and his orders arc impficitly
obeyed. Mrs. F. S. Jerome, president of tbe
Yellow Cross Society, an outgrowth of the
Jacksonville epidemic, arrived from New York
this morning. She is a woman with a most re
markable history, and was all through the Zulu
war. In 1882 she was a nurse in Chili, and has
a strong foreign Influence backing her. She
offered bcott her own services and those of 75
trained nurses, and was immediately -assigned
to active duty.
BIGID SAKITARI RULES
Betas; Carefully Enforced by the Corps of
Police nnd Doctors.
rrnoM a staff cobbespo:toent.1
Johnstown, June 7. The sanitary corps,
under the direction. of ,the State Board of
Health, is distributing disinfectants, burning
dead animals, erecting sanitary conveniences,
caring for the burial of the dead, and visiting
from house to house and ascertaining the num
ber of persons sick in each one. The corps has
been increased to 60 men, and they are doing
considerable "work toward preventing the
spread of disease. They have so far burned
about 120 horses and a large number of cows,
dogs, etc. Ono man was arrested to-day for
throwinc dead horses in the river above the
corge. Adjutant General Hastings issued an
order to the jruards to bring any man in who
was found throwing anything at all Into that
part of the river.
. Two carloads of disinfectants arrived this
morning. Dr. Goff says the work is now well
in band ana there is not the slightest probability
that any disease will spread.. The weather
here to-day is hot and sultry, and the odor of
disinfectants and burning carcasses is almost
unbearable. The report that diphtheria ana
pneumonia were breaking out in Woodvale
and Prospect Hill caused considerable excite
ment In the town. It had the efTect of causing
quite a number of people here to move their
children away. The sanitary corps has Bent
out notices to the effect that all children be
sent away for the present
The physicians do not anticipate that any
contagious disease will spread through the
towns. The cases in the hospital have been
promptly attended to and stamped out A
corps of ten sanitary inspectors under the di
rection of Meat and Milk Inspector John
Leppart, of Allegheny, made a swoop upon the
little borough of Kernville, and are tearing
things upside down, Lillinc disease germs.
They have ordered a number of cesspools
cleaned out, and hen it is not convenient to
do so copperas is given to the people to disin
fect the place.
The Bureau of Health of Pittsburg, with 13
men under the direction ot Thomas Baker, are
working on this side of the river. The sanitary
corps bavo also established hygienic conditions
for tbo camps of the workincmen. They have
put up i hospital with the following corps of
physicians in charge: Drs. Hunter, Maxwell
and Burke. They have also appointed a steward
who will take chartre of anv of the workinc
men who may become sick. Barrels for waste
hare been placed at each cook tent, and carts
will gather up the refuse stuff each day and
burn it This precaution was taken to guard
against any possibility of sickness.
MILES OP COUNTRY LAID WASTE.
Still Greater Reports or Loss Como From
the Juniata Tnlley.
Huntingdon, June 7. The immense de
struction to property in the Juniata Valley by
the raging floods can now be pretty correctly es
timated, since the receding waters have enabled
couriers to report from various sections. This
county's loss in the destruction of 850 dwellings,
109 bams, 32 bridges, crop, farming property
and manufacturing property will reach over
Sl.000,000. Lewistown. the county seat of Mif
flin county, is the next largest sufferer. The
tracks of the East Broad Too Railroad, run
ning to Orbisoma from the main line at Mount
Union, are destroyed, and the Rock
Hill Iron and Coal Company's plant at
Orbisonia has suffered a loss of 50,C00. Lucy
Furnace, at Mount Union, was partially
wrecked. Glamorgan Furnace was submerged
and ruined. The large machine shops
were swept away and not a single
house or barn located along
the river for six miles west of Lewistown re
mains standing. From the mouth of the Ju
niata rirer to Tyrone, a distance of 112 miles,
not a bridge crossing the rirer is left
The complete isolation of all the Juniata
Valley towns has compelled the local mer
chants to dispose of goods only in limited
quantities to individual purchasers. In Hunt
ingdon war prices prevail, and tile lack o: suf
ficient relief has left the sufferers in.a pitiable
plight Many of the needy are having their
wants supplied at the State Reformatory. Pas
senger travel on the Huntingdon and Broad
Top Railroad was resumed to-day, making a
through route now - from the East via of the
Baltimore and Ohio, connecting at Cumber
land. It will require weeks yet before regular
travel will be resumed on the Pennsylvania,
and many months before permanent tracks can
HUNDREDS OP WORKERS WANTED.
The Finance Committee Anxious to Hnsten
Iho Work of Cleaning,
rniOlt A STAFF COBBESr-OXPENT.
Johnstown, June 7. An important secret
meeting of the Finance Committee of the
Johnstown Relief Corps was held on the second
floor of the First National. Hank-building this
afternoon. All the members were present and
questions of the utmost importance were dis
cussed. Mr.CyrusElder statedjthat the work
of clearing the debris was proceeding very
slowly, and that it was imperative that some
arrangements be made at once to increase the
force of men. Slowly but surely the volun
teers, oi whom there were thousands, are leav
ing, and by Monday unless some new recruits
arrive, there will be no workers left but those
broucht here by Mr. William Flinn.
Such a state of affairs. Mr. Elder said, de
manded immediate attention, as any failure to
clear away the debris from the river would
most certainly result in a pestilence. It was re-
soivea, inereiore, to use every enort to get new
men here and push the work with all possible
The committee was not aware of Gorernor
Forakers kind offer to send ZOOOlaborershere,
else its fears would to a great extent hare been
allayed. In connection with the removal of the
debris it might be stated that the most of the
matter in the river at Johnstown isnot a marker
to that at Conemauch. There ererything is in
a most chaotic state. The foreman there Ears
that If his force is nut creatly increased it will
be six months before be can eren make an im
pression on the ruins. There was no fire there
and the entire remains of the village and upper
country wbicn floated down is piled in every
quarter. Dynamite would be of little use, and
oil and the torch are suggested.
GOTERMENT BRIDGE EUILDERS
At Work Erecting a Structure Between
Johnstown nnd Kernville.
FROM A STAFF COBRESFOlrDENT.l
Joiinstown, June 7. The work of construct
ing a pontoon bridge across Stony creek, con
nectinc Johnstown with Kernville, was com
menced this evening at 9 o'clock. The work
will continue all night, and it is be
lieved that the bridge will be ready
by noon to-morrow. One train contain
ing the material, arrived orer the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad from Willet's Point and
another orer the Pennsylvania Railread from
West Point One hundred members of the
battalion of encineers, in charge of Captain
Bergland. of Willet's Point, and Lieutenant
Biddle. of West Point, are doing the work.
The construction is being superintended by
Captain Sears, of tbe corps of enginers at
Washington, and was ordered by the War
But little work has been done at Kernville
owing to the difficulty of reaching, the town.
Tbe full extent of tbe great disaster will not
be known until tbe huge mass of debris cover
ing thousands of dead bodies is removed. It is
said that but a rery small minority of the in
habitants of this little town escaped with their
Hies. Rain began falling at 8 o'clock and at
midnight tbe soldiers at work on the bridge
were drenched. Ltjtt.
THE UNION LEGION HELPING.
Arrival of n Committee and Money New
tFBOM A STATF COBRXSFOXDXXT.
Johnstown, June 7. General A I. Pear
son, Colonel Gallupeand Dr. Selp, represent
ing the Union Veteran Legion, arrived here to
day to assist in tbe work of relief. General
Pearson had with him 11.000. the first Install
meat of money from tbo Legion.
A new supply station will be erected near the
old Baltimore and Ohio denot. All roods ar.
riring orer the Baltimore and Ohio will be un
loaded there and then distributed to sub-stations,
which it It proposed to establish in dif
ferent parts of the flooded districts. Tbe sta
tions will each be in charge of n committee ot
three citizens who are thoroughly acquainted
with and competent to judge ot the wants of
the survivors. This action is rendered neces
sary on account of the large number of fraudu
lent applicants who obtain goods to which they
have no right Mobton.
SEQUEL TO A TRAGEDY.
Portraits of DcKnigiit and Miss Patton
Found In the Bains.
rsrsciAi. TzuaKut i6iwt nisPATcn.i
Johnstown, Juno 7. One of the curious
discoveries ln.the debris to-day was two proofs
from cabinet size negatives of two persons, a
man and a woman. The prints were found
within two feet of each other in tbe ruins near
Merchant's Hotel. They were Immediately
recognized as portraits of Mamie Patton, of
Johnstown, and Charles DeKnlght once a
Pullman oalace car conductor. Tbe two were
found dying together in a room In a Pittsburg
hotel, several months ago, the woman "having
shot the man and herself. She claimed he was
The dress in which tbe picture showed her
was tbe same (be wore when -eh killed
The Present Orsnnizatlon Unequal to (ho
Necessities or the Situation Great
Need for Caution to Avert
jFItOM A STAFF COBEKSPONDINT.t
JOHNSTOWN. June 7. Adjutant General
Hastings has officially called upon the authori
ties at Washington for Government aid to as
sist in clearing up the wreckage caused by the
flood in Johnstown and vicinity. Tbe General
recognizes the imperative fact that the present
organization, however admirable, is unable to
cope with the necessities of the situation, be
cause there is such an Immense amount and
variety of work to be done, and done at once.
There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of
putrefying bodies, still buried beneath the
enormous mountains of wrecked bouses, which
cannot under the present condition of things,
be reached for weeks. The banks of the river
are strewn with drift and bodies of animals,
saturated with the contents of thousands of
vaults and outhouses, which send out vapors
which are not only disagreeable, but highly
detrimental to the public health.
This stun must be removed at once. Any
delay is not only dangerous but criminal The
welfare nay, the lives of the surnrors, visit
ors and workers nbw at Johnstown render im
mediate and thorough work imperative. Diph
theria has already broken out, and typhus,
pneumonia and kindred pestilential diseases
lurk In the immediate backgrounds, and unless
precautionary measures are immediately taken
a scourge will sweep tnrough the Conemaugh
and Allegheny valleys, beside which the hor
rors of tbe flood will be only a secondary con
It is proposed that the fiver banks and the
drift heaps be cleared by fire. This is conceded
in many quarters as the only sensible and
really practicable method of removing flltb.
while it is strongly opposed by other', who
claim that the partially burned districts are
the most offensive. Be that as it may, the In
disputable fact remains that the work has been
carried on too slowly. Certainly the com
mittees have had overwhelming odds to over
come, yet thev arc not wholly blameless. The
different relief organizations are not working
together. This is no time for experiments.
Mistakes once committed can't be rectified. It
is to be earnestly hoped that the national Gov
ernment will take hold of the matter, and tho
impending danger to Johnstown be averted.
THE DESTITUTE IN M0ERELLYILLE.
Great Scarcity of Clothing and Shoes 25
People in One Smnll Honse.
IFEOJl A STAFF COBBESPONDXNT.!
Johnstown, June 7. There is more destitu
tion to tbe square inch in Morrellville than in
any other section of Cambria county. Fortu
nately, however, the work there is more sys
tematic than at any other point in the valley,
and the distressed are being relieved
with all possible"' promptitude. The
Pittsburg Relief Corps, made up of
members of the Amencus Club, has charge of
the work. They have inaugurated a house-to-house
canvass, and some of the Incidents they
have thus uncovered outrival anything yet
published. Refugees are crowded together by
tbe score in the houses of the town, those who
escaped the flood's ravages having thrown
their doors wide open for their reception.
Among the victims found in a four-room
house were 23 persons who had secured shelter
there, were several ladles belonging to the
uppsr ten of Johnstown, who finding them
selves bereft of clothing were compelled to do
the best they could and don male
attire. Their condition was no sooner discov
ered than measures to relieve it were taken.
James Kerr, of the Relief Committee, in re
lating the above Incidents to-night stated that
what is most needed here now is shoes. He says
there is a surfeit of clothing, save for women,
but that there are not half enough shoes to
cover the bare feet of the women, let alone the
.men. -Fifty per cent of the shoes sent were not
mates, be said, and hence were of no avail
Word was received by Mr. James Walker to
night to the effect that the Borough Council
of Cambria bad met and protested against tbe
removal of tho relief corps at this early day.
Mr. Walker said that he didn't understand
what necessitated tbe Council's action, as there
was no intention of robbing the borough ot re
lief for some time to come. Connelly.
LOCK HAYEK'S CRI FOR AID,
A Heroic Attempt to Recover From the Ef
fects of the Flood,
rSPECIAI, TELIORAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Lock Haven, June 7. Lock Haven is try
ing heroically to recover from the effects of the
flood, but will need outside help. Lientenant
Governor Stone, who returned home to-day, In
.formed .the Belief Committee that he would
seo that Governor Beaver should send prompt
relief. Relief committees from Philadelphia,
Scranton and Bellefonte arrived to-day and
telegraphed for additional supplies.
The town is still covered with mud two feet
thick and huge piles of wreckage. Every cel
lar in town is filled with dlrtv, slimy water,
permeated with decared vegetable matter. The
Mayor and Board of Health are working stren
uously to clean up and prevent an epidemic.
An appeal for disinfectants was sent out to
dar. This city was shut in from the outside world
until to-day. Three carloads of provisions ar
rived at noon and were immediately distributed
to orer 200 of the most needy families. Judge
Maver says that there will be about GOO families
In the city that will hare to be provided for.
Tbe bridge over the Susquehanna at Keating,
400 feet long, was completed to-day. This
opens tbe road to Erie and Pittsburg via the
Allegheny Valley. Men are still working,
night ana day, at Montgomery bridge. Trains
are expected to go over the first of the week.
SELLING FOOD HE BEGGED.
A Scoundrelly Fellow With Clinrlty Sand
wiches to Barter Awny. '
IFItOM A STAFF COEBESFOXDEXT.
Johnstown, June 7. Even here, where
charity is unbounded, impecunious and avari
cious ones are plying money-making schemes.
One of the most detestable Instances
was one your correspondent saw to-day.
A pseudo sufferer from tbe flood appealingly
asked for food at tbe different relief stations
and was accommodated amply, for which he
was obsequiously "grateful" to the workers.
I saw him at several of the stations, and In each
case he asked for bread and ham, which he got.
This afternoon I was skirmishing about town
and a feeling of hunger overtook me, or I it I
heard the welcome voice of one crying "sand
wiches and coffee." 1 approached the vender
to buy, when I recognized in my beneficiary the
self-same "sufferer" who had made a Clara
Morris impression of distress at tbe agencies.
I asked bim his name but be was suspicious of
me, seeing mv badge, and skulked off.
I told Ben Vandergrift who has charge of
the Americus relief station, and he immedi
ately sent several soldiers in search of the
imposter. I understand there are many of tbe
same ilk doing a lucrative business here, for
the reason that you cannot buy anything; as
the poor and suffering are attended to before
the visitors. Katne.
DELATED PASSEHGERS GO WESTWARD.
Nineteen Leave Altoona to Continue Their
Journey by Circuitous Routes.
Altoona, June 7. Eighteen west-bound
passengers started from here this morning.
Two of them will go from Ebensbnrg to Indiana
by train, and seven to South Fork by train.
From there they will walk to Johnstown. 'So
far as the railroad agent at Altoona is awaro
this closes up the west-bound movement of
passengers who were laid up at Altoona. There
are a lw passengers still at Altoona who can
not stand the journey, and who will, therefore,
remain here for the present. Following are
the names of tbe 18 who left this morning;
Mrs. De B. KeIm,Reading, Pa.; Mrs. Nelson
Bowmaiv Brownsville, Pa-iMlss A. C. Bowen,
Washington, D. C, Mrs. P. W. Fleming, Frank
lin, Pa.; W. C Hermann. Philadelphia; George
Myers, Mountrilie, Pa.; Mrs. Win. Crnmmies
and Mrs. Samuel Culp, Carlisle. Pa.; Miss It
C. Washington, Philadelphia: Adam Neff and
Ellen Neff, Springfield, O.; J. M.Darnell and
two daughters, Memphis, Tenn.; S. D. Jackson
and wife, Bronkvilie, Pa.; O. M. Petri and wife,
Washington, D. C.
ONLT TWO HEPS PERISHED,
Bat the Twenty Snrrlror of the Order
are Comlnjr to Town.
tFBOM A STAFF COBEXSPONDENT.J
Johnstown, June 7. The Heptasophs have
only lost two members, Drs. L. and W. C.
Beam. A meeting has just been held for the
purposoof rendering assistance to tho suf
fering members of the order here. Twenty
families will be shipped to Pittsburg, where
they will be taken care of. McSwioan.
More Sufferers Arrive.
Eight maimed and a bus load of other Johns
town sufferers came into the city at about 8
o'clock this morning. The Mercy, Homeo-
fiathle and West Penn ambulances each took
wo, the patrol one and f nends one. The others
went to the Second Presbyterian Church.
AUTCTI CTTiPV vUh illustrations, is
llBIl Ol'lftli told in to-jnorroWs
DISPATCH. oy-E W. Z4phtner,vho describe i
he work j)f the United State uh Commluicn.
ABOH THROWN MY
Unless a New Plan of Opera
tions is formed,
EFFORTS WILL BEWASTED
In Try In b to Effect a Permanent Cleaning;
Up Under Present Plans Sach Is Con
tractor Fllnn's Opinion Folly 83,000.
000 Needed to Prosecute the Work Pro
perly nnd Effectually.
rFEOM A STATT COBBISP0NDINT.1
Johnstown, June 7. Contractor Flinn is
not satisfied with the way the work of clearing
away the debris is being conducted. He says
that it will cost fully Sl.000,000 to do the
work as commenced, and it will only
be temporary and practically a waste
of energy and money. To make a
permanent improvement would cost $3,000,000.
He believes that a contract should be let for
the work at once. Unless something definite
is done within a week, he proposes to call his
men off and allow someono else to take his
place. Mr. Flinn last night dictated the fol
lowing to a Dispatch representative:
"There are two ways of looking at tho condi
tion of affairs which exist in Johnstown to
day, regarding the clearing away of the debris
preparatory to the rebuilding of the city and
putting it on a permanent footing. Tbe first is
to look at it in a temporary light and the other
from a permanent business and practical stand
point An Immenso Amount of Work.
"Is the work which has already been com
menced and seems to be proceeding to com
pletion with all possible expedition to be tem
porary and to end when the present army of
men under Booth & Flinn and the volunteers
from the different parts of the country are
compelled to leave for home, or
is the Finance Committee, which is
supposed to have charge of the matter, to re
ceive sufficient money from tbe State of Penn
sylvania and the entire country to supply the
amount necessary to complete the wort of
clearing away the debris, cleaning out cellars
and preparing the foundations of the demol
ished buildings, which will amount to some
thing in the neighborhood of $3,000,000, oris tbe
work to end with the expenditure ot the funds
already in tbe hands of tbe committee?
"If the latter, it would leave the cellars filled
and the bodies in them permanently buried,
with all sorts of obstacles to be overcome by
the citizens themselves when they attempt to
rebuild on the sites of their old structures. Tbe
matter must be looked at from a financial or a
practical business standpoint on one hand, or a
sentimental or charitable point of view on the
Finns for the Future.
"With this conclusion alretdy formed, I no
tified the business men of Johnstown, who are
supposed to act in this matter with authority,
that I would withdraw my present force of
workmen unless tbe matter Was decided to be
conducted from a permanent standpoint, in
order to give them time to consider the
matter and arrange for the carrying out of
their permanent scheme. In case they should
decide favorably on that point I also stated
that I would continue the present work until
the end of next week. Tbe temporary ar
rangement will require $1,000,000 to
complete ,it, and would be comparatively
of no value in case the town is rebuilt In case
the citizens decide to carry this work through
to completion it must be placed in the hands of
a competent and responsible party, just as you
would let a contract for tne building of a rail
road or the construction of a bouse."
Superintendent Patton, who was present
while Mr. Flinn was making his statement
coincided with him In every point. AiTtt,
HER0IC HOSPITAL WORKERS,
The Red Cross Society Doing Its Best to
Relieve the Snfferlns.
CFBOU A STAFF COBBXSrOXDZXT.
.Johnstown, June 7. The Red-Cross So
ciety, with Miss Clara Barton, the famous
President of the National Board of Charity,
at tho head. Is located half a mile from town.
There are 27 people representing the society,
including physicians, nurses and attendants.
Dr. J. W. O'Neill, Surgeon of the First Penn
sylvania Regiment is in charge"of the corps of
physicians, and GilbcitH. Prindle, the heroio
nurse of the Plymouth Hospital duriug the
typhoid fever epidemic, is ready to render any
service be is capable of. The society has its
quarters in two cars, which are practically bo-
Eitals on wheels. Diphtheria and typhoid fever
ave broken out as has already been stated,and
the society has established a hospital for tbe
treatment of such cases in Kernville. The
patients are being taken'thcre.
HStoner- Assistant Superintendent of the
Adams Express Company at Pittsburg, secured
a location, and has furnished wagons and
horses for the benefit of the society gratis, with
tbe additional invitation to call on htm for any
thing in bis line of assistance. The society is
tbe original Hed Cross organization, which has
agencies all over the world. Katne.
HANGING BY THE NECK.
A Calf Fonnd In a Strange Posltlo'n Bodies
of Men nnd Animals Unearthed.
.rFBOM A STAFF COBRESFOSDIKT.J
Johnstown, June 7. A curious case was
unearthed this morning by Sanitary Inspector
G. A. Sander. It was that of a calf which was
hanged by the overturning of a stable In the
vicinity of Vine and Union streets. When the
water began to creep up the owner took the
calf to the second story and tied it to a rafter.
When the deluge of waters came, the stable
was overturned and tbe calf was suspended by
Dr. Russell, of tbe State Board of Health,
fonnda honse on Bedford street which was
filled with damp clothing, saturated with all
kinds of impurities. He also cremated nine
horses and fonr cows. While walk
ing along the river bank he
came upon the bodies of three men
lving in the mud. The only thing visible above
the sand wai their toes. One of tho men was
named Bentley andanother Young. Tbe other
one has not been identified. The bodies were
The inspector fonnd a large iron safe at Hor
nersrille which was in perfect condition. In
tbe cellar of the Merchant's Hotel he found a
check for $50, payable to Edward Martin, of
AMONG THE MORGUES.
Surgeon Cnrrlngton Describes Their Condi
tion and Their Needs.
tFBOM A STAFF COftl!rrOSDEWT.l
Johnstown, June 7. Dr. Carrington, the
United States Surgeon at Pittsburg, who was
ordered here by Surgeon General Hamilton, of
tbe Marine Corps at Washington, mado a tour
of the morgues this morning in company with
a number of clergymen. He says the ruin at
Kernville has not been half told. The morgue
there has been discontinued on account of the
place not being adapted for the purpose. It
was in a terribly dirty building, and it was
thought best to more it. The bodios will here
after be taken to tbe Fourth Ward School
house morgue. The Presbyterian Church
morgue, at tho foot of Market street, was found
to be in a flltbv condition. -The floor was cov
ered with mud in one end. The men and
womcnin charge were made sick. A number
of laborers wero sent down to clean tbe place
out. The Pennsylvania Railroad morgue is in
first-class condition. Knives, scissors, twine,
eta, are badly wanted at all of them.
H. W. Oliver is expected here to-morrow.
James H. Lloyd, a physician in charge of the
West Philadelphia institute for Crippled Chil
dren, telegraphed this morning that he was
ready to receive a number of patients.
FOUND HIS PARTNER'S CORPSE.
Sir. Hayes, of Philadelphia. Recovers Mr.
Murray' Valuables Intact.
lFKOJI A STAFF COBBE8PONDENT.1
Johnstown, Juno 7. Mr. James A. Hayes,
of Philadelphia, has learned that his missing
partner, Mr. Murray, had started-for the Penn
sylvania Railroad depot on the omnibus, but the
water was so high that he returned to the hotel
to meet his death. Mr. Hayes, after identify
ing bis partner, searched tbe body and found
Mr. Murray's watch, chain, money and papers
intact His valise wasfelso found.
Mr. Hayes telegraphed to Mr. Murray's fam
i'y of five children tbesorrowfulintelligence of
tbe recovery of tbe bodyv-and will goon to
Philadelphia with the remains aa soon as possi-
42 CASES' 0FPNEUM0NIA
Reported on Prospect Hill and Physicians
Greatly Fenr an Epidemic.
rmOM A STAFF COBRESrOXDEXT.J
Johnstown, June 7. Notwithstanding tne
fact that the corps of sanitary inspectors have
stated that there was no danger of
an epidemic, tho fact that there are
over two score cases of pneumonia on
Prospect Hill remains. Dr. Goff stated to your
correspondent to-day that there was no Blck
ness in the vicinity, and they had warded off
any probability of contagion. Another member
. ine corns, who Is on tbe
state Board of Health, came in from Millville
borough to-night and said there were 42 cases
oi pneumonia on Prospect Hill, which is right
opposite the Pennsylvania Railroad station and
atrave Camp Hastings. The member who made
xno statement was Dr. Sweet, of Philadelphia,
wno is on Dr. Goo's staff. The doctor reported
Jatnehad personally investigated 42 cases of
tne disease, and it was spreaolne among the
residents. In conversation with a Dispatch
co,":BpondentDr. Sweet said:
i didn't think there was any sickness in the
vicinity until I went up on top of that hill above
the railroad station. Ithinkitis called Pros
pect Hill, and thero is quite a cluster of
nooses about It I made a report to
n'Sht that there wero 42 cases there
aione.with some diphtheria among them. There
nr number of cases insido the hospital,
anu tho disease is spreading outside. We have
an tho patients In the hospital that we have
peen able to accommodate. I am notan alarm
ist, hut I would greatly fear an epidemic The
people may as well know it now as any other
time and prepare themselves accordingly. If
an epidemic breaks out wo will have to take
extreme measures to prevent it"
Another member of the corps said to-day:
T- J : ajn greatly In fear of this warm weather,
it It should continue the men could not stand
JS? dor and would have to drop the work,
i ne disease germs which we are now trying to
f P. own would spread, and there wonld be
nothing left for ns to do but to set fire to the
whole town. This is a desperate reraedy.but it
is the only way to prevent the spread of an
epidemic. fes,the bodiesthat are in the ruins
would have to go in the flames."
MOKE WOBKERS ON BAND.
Over 1,000 Laborers Now EngnBed Dick
Brophy's S20.000 Pillow.
IFBOX A ST AFT COREESFONTJINr.
Johnstown, June 7. Sidney H.Totten, of
the office of Supenntendent of Police in Pitts
burg, has been appointed chief of the account
ing department and took charge at noon to
day. He stated this afternoon that 700
laborers, 300 police and 30 messengers had re
ported. This, he thought, was about one-half
of the total number ot men at work, excepting
those employed by Booth & Flinn, the men from
Beaver Falls, Braddock, McKeesportand other
places. The men who went to work before
Wednesday will be paid to-morrow. Those
who engaged themselves since then will be
paid a week from to-morrow.
The Finance Committee was to have held a
meeting this afternoon, for the purpose of fix
ing tbe rate of wages to be paid tbe men in the
different departments. It is thought the com
mon laborers will continue to be paid $2 per
day and their board. Joseph H. Wilson has
been appointed foreman of timekeepers. Jas.
D. Duncan, the well-known street railway con
tractor, has been placed in charge of all paid
men not included in the Booth Sc Flinn gangs.
He held a conference this afternoon for the
pnrpose of making a re-division of the work,
which be found to be too heavy for him.
Captain Richard Brophy, of Pittsburg, had a
$20,000 pillow under his head last plght The
money belonged to the Johnstown Steel Com
pany, and was to bo used in paying off the com
pany's old emcloves. E. O. Evans arrived here
from Pittsburg under the care ot Captain Bro-
nay and paid the monoff to-day. The money
was in gold, and Captain Brophy had to lie
guard over it McSwioan.
A ECSHING MOUNTAIN TORRENT
Floods a West Virginia Valley, Doing Incal
Wheeling, June 7. Advices have just been
received from the South Branch Valley,
where It was known much damage bad
been done by the floods of
last week, but with which all
communication was cut off. It is learned that
the great volume of water which caused the
unprecedented flood In the Potomac river
came from this branch. The valley is
about a mile wide and 40
miles long, and along its length are hundreds
of the ricbest and most beautiful farms in
West Virginia. The little stream, known as
the South Branch, running through the cen
ter, was swollen by the floods until it
became a turbulent torrent Teaching from
mountain to mountain and sweeping before it
buildings, fences and farm animals, while the
growing crops were swept out of existence.
The town of Moorefleld, situated at the bead
of the valley, was flooded, and the people were
obliged to flee to tbe mountains. The extent
of tbe damage cannot now bo estimated. The
loss of life, if any, is unknown. Tbe wires aro
still down, and mail communication is entirely
THEIR COMMON "SOURCE.
Thoso Two Great Floods East nnd West
Really Started 60 Yards Apart.
rEFECIAL TELEGRAM TO Till DISPATCII.1
Blaihsvtlle,' June 7. The most significant
fact that draws together the two floods which
devastated both western and eastern sections
of this State has, heretofore, not been men.
tioned in print The two floods sprang from
the same source. The Conemaugh rirer rises
on the western slope of tbe Alle
benies near the summit in Cam
bria connty, and at about the
middle of Its eastern boundary; a narrow ridge,
not over GO yards in width, separate tbe bead
waters of this river from those of a branch ot
the Susquehanna; the one flowing toward the
rising and tbe other toward tbe setting sun.
The Conemauch has its origin in the little
springs upon tbe mountain, on one side of tbe
divide: the Susquehanna on the other. They
both look to be Insignificant at their source,
but each did business last week as few rivers
in the world have ever done before.
A PATHETIC OCCURRENCE.
The Bodies of a Preacher, His Wife nnd
Child Fonnd Together.
-PTIlOJt A STAFF COnBXSPONDXXT.1
Johnstown, Juno 7. A very pathetic occur
rence was witnessed this afternoon by the find
ing of the bodies of Rev. Alonzo P. Dlller, wife
and child in tho river near Lincoln street The
hnsband was clasped to his wlte and babe in a
death embrace, the sight of which brought hot
tears to the eyes of the spectators.
Rev. Dillerwas tbe rector ot the Episcopal
Church, and was last seen standing at the sec
ond story front window of bis residence, with
his babe on one arm and bis other arm around
his wife. The bodies were found about half a
mile below his house. McSwioan.
SIGHTSEEING FEESUS BELIEF.
Some Committees That Commit Themselves.
Only to Skip Oat Soon.
tFBOM A STAFF COEBESPOSDEST.l
Johnstown, Juno 7. Some ot the volunteer
relief committee which were only too eager to
lend a helping hand of assistance, upon arriv
ing hero and viewing' the awful sights, turned
away and fled. Especially was this true of tho
young and brave boys at home.
S. C. Stevenson, who is in command of the
Scottdale people, raid that many of his men
bad left for home while he was temporarily ab
sent "If I had been there,"' said be, '-they
would have been compelled to stay here and
assist in the arduous work."
The relief committees in many cases are
sight-seeing committees. Kaine.
THE RIGHT MAN tfOR ME WORK.
Snperlntendent Holbrook nnd 07 Wreck
ers Comes to Johnstown's Relief.
IFEOJl A STATF COBBESrOXDENT.
Johnstown, June 7. This moniing General
Superintendent Holbrook. of the Pittsburs
and Lake Erie, arrived hero with 97 experi
enced railroad wreckers. With the General
Superintendent was Purchasing Agent Roddy
Evans, Chief Trainmaster J. B. Yohe, Road
master J. W. Corcoran, Wrecktnaster G. C.
Maguire and Chief Clerk W. A. Parker.
Upon the arrival of the party the men were
put to work, clearing np the railroad tracks.
Tbeywere picked especiallyfrom tbo Lake Erie
forces for tbis work. Tbey will make a special
ty of clearing up th,o railroads.
MRS. DICKSON'S BISTER SATED.
Tbe Thrilling Escnpo of Vrnernblo Sirs.
Burgess, of Cleveland. -
rrnoM A STAFF COBBXSPOXnXNT.:
Johnstown, June 7. Mrs. Joseph C. Dick
son, of Thirty-third street and DIckscn avenue,
Pittsburg, who came on here to look for her
sister, Mrs. Samuel Burgess, of Cleveland, who
was a passenger off (that fatal day express,
found her safe and sound and accompanied her
back to Pittsburg. Mrs. Burgess' experience
was a thrilling one; but despite ben age, she
escaped without a seratclu ' . Connelly.
The Dam, Which" in Giving
Way. Caused Such
WOE AND DIRE DISASTER.
No Attempt Made to Prove That the Waste
Gates at the Bottom of tho Dam Weren't
Closed Why the Brenk Was Bound to
Occur, Sooner or Later.
rSPXCTAZ. TELiaiUM TO THE DISPATCH.)
New Yokk, June 7. The Sun will say in the
morning: The South Fork Fishing and Hunt
ing Club people are squirming under
the Sun's plain statement of the
facts in reference to the character
of the dirt heap, tbe giving way of which was
tho cause of the desolation of tho Conemaugh
Valley. They have abont two colnmns a
day of interviews in the Pittsburg
papers in defense of the dam and
of themselves. After attempting, however,
by ambiguous references to waste-ways, sluice
ways and other things about the dam to con
fuse the public mind, they have had to admit
tho Sun's statement that the waste gates
at the bottom of the dam had been closed ever
since the club leased the lake.
The attempt is made to belittle the effort
these gates could have had In lowering the
water in the lake, but that Is a matter too easily
calculated to be an Issue in the affair. People
In the vicinity say the waste gates let the water
through five pipes,
Each as Big ns n Hogshead.
The remains of the arcn through which they
ran. still to be seen at.the dam, show that it
was about 0 feet wide and probably half as
high. It certainly was no smaller than that
This Indicat.es the correctness of the people's
statement of the capacity of the gates,
how fast water would pass through Ave pipes
each as large as a hogshead, with 75 feet
head of water behind them, is a problem that
any engineer can solve, and the answer will
be a flguro large enough to effectually dispose
of the statement that the waste gates were of no
practical use for permitting the escape of sur
Great stress is also laid upon the size of the
waste weir at the side of the dam. Jt is said to
have been 10 feet deep and "5 feet long.
Such a waste weir, even if though sitnatea
as this was, would be able to carry off all tbe
water that would naturally be expected to get
into the lake above tbe normal level, but in
dams, bridges, and such works of engineering,
the rule is
Not to Meet tho Exact Demand
but to provide a factor of safety greatly above
any possible demand. The event shows that
the factor of safety In the Conemaugh Lake
dam was precisely nothing.
It is likely that tbe actual surplus water in
the lake was not vastly beyond the capacity of
the weir, but the construction of tbe dam was
such that the moment the water reached
tbe level of its top the dam was
bound to go. There was nothing
but dirt to hold it back, and no power on earth
could have prevented a breach which every
moment afterward increased. Had the waste
gates been new five pipes each four or five
feet In diameter would have been spouting
out water under a pressure of 75 feet head. It
will be hard to make people believe that this
would not have been relief enough to have kept
the water below the top of the dam.
GREAT NEED OF BREAD.
Only 200 Loaves nt Ono Time for 5,000
CTBOK A STAFF COBBEgFONPZNT.I
Johnstown, June 7. Superintendent Pat
ton, of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, says:
"The report that unused bread Is or has been
rotting here is utterly without foundation. On
the contrary, we have been straining every nerve
to secure an adequate supply, and have hardly
succeeded on anyone day. S. S. Marvin has
500 breadmakers hard at work. The peniten
tiary and workhouse have done all they could,
and we have even appealed to Penn avenue
ladies to help us out and yet I arrived
here this morning and found hun
gry workmen waiting for bread before
going to work, and wben I reached Kernville I
..had only 200 loaves for 5,000 people. The truth
is that we are in terrible want for bread, and
must have some more help, and right away.
Flour is plenty, but no baking can be done.
Misleading reports make our work so much
the harder, and I want Tns Dispatch to set
us right before the people."
A report that thero was friction between
Director Scott and Chairman McCreery, of tbe
Pittsburg Relief Committee, bas created indig
nation here. Mr. Scott refused to say anything
for publication, but. privately treated there
port with derision. Wales.
STOLE A STARTING HORSE.
The meanest Mnn In Johnstown Leaves on a
rrnoM a staff coRBXSFOxnxNT.t
Johnstown, June?. The meanest colored
man seen or heard of in this city left abruptly
for Altoona this afternoon. He was above
walking and went on horseback. No one would
have objected to bis exit from the scene if it
had not been for tbe fact that tbe rascal left
town mounted on a valuable hors6 belomring to
William SIckner. It seems that the animal
had belonged to Frank Benford, of the Hurl
hurt House, and escaped after nearly starving.
The Masons Appeal far Aid.
Johnstown, Jnne 7. The following was Is
To tbe Associated Press:
A Masonio Relief Committee has been organ
ized and solicits aid for distressed Freemasons
and their families. Remittances should bo
made by New York or Pittsburc drafts to the
order of Colonel John P. Linton, Treasurer, or
William F. Meyer. Secretary.
Williah A. Donaldson. Chairman.
Church Services In Open Air.
FEOH A STAFF CORRESPONDENT. 1
Johnstown, June 7. This morning notices
will be posted up in conspicuous places through
out the city calling upon tbe people to assemble
at several religions meetings to be held Sun
day morning. The meetings will necessarily
have to be held in tbe open air, as none of the
churches are in condition for use.
Some of the Valuables TTnenrtacd.
IFSOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Johnstown, June 7. J. C. McSpadcn. one
of the citizen rescners, found a packago con
taining S2,C00Jn money and a quantity of dia
monds nnd deeds. A large hardwood box was
uneartbed, containing golf coins and green
backs, revolvers, jewelry and valuable papers.
They had the name of John M. Shorts upon
them. Nothing could be learned of tbe owner.
Useful, bnt Not Essential.
FP.OH A STAFF CORRESPONDENT. 1
Johnstown, June 7. The strange ideas
which some,people seem to have of the wants
and necessities of tbe flood sufferers was ex
emplified this morning wben a package of
contributions was oponed and found to contain
two dozen testaments and a pair of lace win
HITQHEJiij AND DONOVAN
Second Jake Kllrnln In His Fight
tsrxcuu. TH.-IORASI to Tint dispatch.!
New York, June 7. Jake Hi) rain's handlers
in his fight with John L. Sullivan for (20,000
and the championship of America have
been, selected. It was known all alone
that Charley Mitchell was to be one,
but tbcre was considerable doubt as to tbe
othor. Wben Kflraih was here on Thursday
he and Mitchell paid a visit to Prof. Mike Don
ovan, boxing instructor to the New York Ath
letic Clul and encaged his services to assist
Mitchell In secondlngjCilraln on July 8. Some
thing like $300 will be paid Donovan for his
work if Kilrain is victor.
It Is said tbat Snllivau will be waited upon in
bis corner during tbe championship ficht by
Mike Cleary and Jack Dempsey. This was tho
intention before JJempsey made a match to
fight tbe Manne in August but it is probable
that in view of this engagementof the Nonpa
rlel other arrangements will be made.
Samoa Not Yet Settled.
London, June & The Berlin correspondent
of the Timet says; The American and English
del mates to the Samoan Conference are still
waiting for the necessary powers for the final
conference. It Is evident that America is discontented.
. A BAD BROTHER-IN-LAW.
A Weil-Known Railroad alnn Bobbed He
Accuses a Relative of tho Thefl-TUo
Latter Threatens Suicide.
Yesterday afternoon a young man of good
appearance and well dressed entered tbe store
of Eisner & Philips on Fifth avenue and asked
to see a suit of clothes, stating he was a
brother-in-law of F. Van Dusen, chief assistant
general passenger agent of the Pennsylvania
Company and the Panhandle lines, and said the
latter had told him to buy the clothes there
and have the bill sent to him. The yonng man
carefully selected a suit and other articles of
clothing to the amount of 65.
While he was changing his old suit for the
new one in an apartment in the store Mr.
Philips telephoned to Mr. Van Dusen, telling
him the circumstance and asking btm if ail was
right The latter replied that he knew
the young man and told Mr. Philips
to hold him at the store until
he could get over. When Mr. Van Dusen ar
rived at the store he accused tbe youne man of
having robbed his house, and said that as he
had been a disgrace to tbe family for a long
time be would now be placed at the disposal of
At Mr. Van Dusen's request the young man
was then taken to Central Station, where ho
gave his name as Charles Perkins, bis age 23
and his homo Chicago.
Mr. Van Dusen is very determined to have
Perkins punished, for he says ho has been a
disgrace o his family for years. Two weeks
ago Perkins stole a watch beloncingtohis mar
ried sister, who lives at Cincinnati, and the
next day he stole a watch and some money
from John Bateman, engineer at tbe Williams
block in Cincinnati. Ho was detected In the
latter theft and prosecuted. After his arrest
he attempted suicide in the lockup by taking
laudanum, but was bustled into the Citv Hos
pital and his life saved by tbe use of a stomach
pump. Before the suit came to trial Perkins'
sister went to Mr. Bateman and compromised
the suit with him by compensating him for the
loss of his watcb. Perkins was released, but
tbe police authorities had by tbis time got
after him with a warrant on another charge.
His sister, womanlike, again came to the
rescue, furnishing Perkins with money, and he
fled from Cincinnati in time to escape arrest
'He traveled around the country until last
Wednesday, when he came to this city, took a
room at the Hotel Albemarle and registered as
Cbarles Nelson, of Chicago.
Some time yesterday afternoon Mr. Van
Dusen went to his home, on Fremont street,
Allogheny, and found that watch belonging
to his daughter, together with about $3o in
cash, had been stolen during the temporary
absence of tbe family. By making inquiries
he soon learned that the robbery had been com
mitted bv Perkins, his own brother-in-law. Be
fore Mr. van Dusen had finished an investiga
tion of his bouse to see what else had been
taken, he received the call from Eisner &
Philips. He says tbe hired eirl's trunk had
been broken open and the whole house ran
sacked, but he can't tell how much has been
Information will probably be entered against
Perkins this morning. H was very Insolent
last night after his arrest and told the turn
key that he would not be taken ont of his cell
alive this morning, intimating that he would
commit suicide before daylight
DATID AIEEN DEAD.
An Ex-Councllmnn and Fire Commissioner
of the City Pnsses Away.
Mr. David Aiken, Jr., died this morning at
15 minutes past 12 o'clock, at his residence on
Amberson near Ellsworth avenue.
The deceased was well known in this city, his
connections with business men especially being
very extensive. He was a member of Councils
during tbe time many improvements were
made in the East End and tor many years
thereafter. He was also a member of tbe Fire
Commission, and for two terms he acted as
President of tbat body.
Mr. Aiken was a very successful man and
considered quite wealthy.
He had been connected with many public in
terests In Pittsburg. He, was in tho 60th year
of his age.
THE LONDON PAPERS
Comment on the Flood at Johnstown and
Fire nt Seattle.
London, June 8. The Times, commenting
on the Johnstown disaster and the fire at Seat
tle, says: "While we may be thankful for im
munity from these occasional penalties of ma
terial greatness, we cannot forget and it Is
satisfying to see tbat our countrymen have not
forgotten that the Americans are our brethren,
in sorrows and sufferings which make
the whole world kin, and are entitled to spe
cial and active sympathy from ourselves.
The Chronicle says: "The Johnstown and
Seattle disasters would appear to show that tbe
rapidity with which our American cousins
manage engineering ana Duuaing operauons is
not always conducive to the safety of life and
Iiroperty when the elements attack them vlo
ently." A SAD SUICIDE.
A Tonne Alieghenlnn Hans Hlmselt to a
Wardrobe In His Room.
W. H. Wynkoop, son of the well known drug
gist of Federal street and Montgomery avenne,
Allegheny, committed suicide yesterday morn
ing by hanging himself to a wardrobe in his
bedroom at his residence on Perrvsville avenue.
The young man bas been suffering from a
severe disease for several years, which trouble
caused him to be affected with melancholia.
This It is supposed prompted him to commit
suicide. Yesterday the Coroner was notified,
and be held an inquest the jury rendering a
verdict in accordance with the circumstances
in the case.
Tbe yonng man was only 2G years of age, and
he had a large circle of friends.
EMERY. DUST ON HIS BRAIN
Was tbo Cause of Kobert WIcKins' Arrest
and Subsequent Death.
.At the Coroner's iuqnest yesterday on tbe
body of Robert Wiggins who died at the work
bouse Thursday, where he bad been sent for 80
days by Mayor Pearson, it was developed tbat
his crazed actions while drnnk were due to em
ery dustlodeed In his brain during the explo
sion at Wllley's planing mill. Liquor aggra
vated the trouble in his head caused by the
presence of the dust and finally resulted in bis
death by convulsions.
The Mary Tobtn Mystery.
Nrw York. June 7. Dr. William Bryan, who
was engaged to Mary E. Tobin, whose
mysterious death is being investigated
by tbe State authorities, to-day turned
over to Coroner Hughes at Rosebank
tbe small picture of Dr. Bryan, which Miss
Tobln wore attached to a ribbon about her
neck. Dr. Bryan, who bad just returned from
Franklin, Pa., where Miss Tobin's relatives
live, also gave tbe Coroner a letter which
he had been asked to deliver by a
sister of Miss Tobin. In this letter
the writer said she fonna in her sister's trunk
the chamois baz which Miss Tobin wore at
tached to a ribbon about her neck, and In
which she carried the money sho bad wben she
left Dr. Robinson's. A memorandum was
found in tbe trunk she owned that Dr. Robin
son had made a settlement with Miss Tobin
when she left his employ.
TbonKUt It Was a Coffin.
Mr. Edward Smith, of Coraopolis, ordered a
wedding present from Philadelphia for tbe
occasion of the marriage of bis brother-in-law,
C. E. Cornelius. Esq., and Miss Shurtleff on
Thursday. It didn't come to hand until after
the conDle had left on their trln. Tbe exnress
agents thought from the size ot tbe box, thar
it was a ennin ana sent hioj onnsiown. wnere
a more minute inspection detected the mis
take. Colonel Bnln's Tcmpernnee Talk.
Colonel George W. Bain lectured on the
Constitutional amendment at tbe First United
Presbyterian Church, Allegheny, last nigbt
Tho arguments tbat prohibition does prohibit
etc., wero dwelt upon at length." No new the
ories were advanced.
Pell From a Bridge.
John Getz fell from tbe wall of the Junction
Railroad bridge. Thirty-third street, yesterday
afternoon and suffered severe Internal injuries.
He was taken to his home on the hillside above
Twenty-eighth street. His recovery Is doubt
ful. Special Notice.
B. & O. R. R. Only line open to
And nil points .East Through sleeping car
to New York on 9:20 P. M. train.
AIEEN At his residence, Andersonavenue,
on Saturday, June 8, 1886, at 12:15 A. X., DA VXD
Axxbn.Jb., In the 56th year of his age.
Notice ot funeral hereafter.
COX Athis'resldence, 320 Second avenue,
on Friday, January 7, 138B,, at 1 P. JC, 8TXYXN
Cox, aged 73 years. V""
Notice of "funeral hereafter. . ,''
Continued Jrom First Page.
quantity of stuff by other means in a short
enough time to prevent more dire results than
have already been brought about Look at
the progress of thousands of workmen for tbe
several days past and then estimate from It
how long it will take to accomplish an end la
anything liko reasonable time. Kaxnx.
Many Undertakers Leave for Home Be
cause of Dissatisfaction Some of
Them Talk of the Great Work
They Hnve Done With
rrSOM A 8TAW COEEKSPOSDINT.J
JOHNSTOWJT, June 7. Eighteen under
takers, nearly all Pittsburgers, left Johns
town to-day for Pittsburg. Jt was reported
they were leaving because of dissatisfaction
with the action of two undertakers
of Pittsburg in pushing themselves forwa-d
and claiming the lion's share of the credit.
Mr. Flannery, of Pittsburg, admitted that'
there had been some feeling on this point,
bnt denied that the undertakers were leaving
because of it. "Friday," he said, "is always
a busy day with us at home. That is tho
reason we want to be home to-night Thero
is no trouble whatever. The greater part of
the work is now at an end; bodies recovered,
from this time on must be buried at once
They will be too badly decomposed to
embalm. The undertakers
Volunteered Their Services Freely,
and with one or two exceptions will accept
no pay. Here is Mr. Murphy, all the way
from Syracuse, and he will not accept &
cent, and has paid hisown expenses here
and back. If the undertakers had not gone
to Johnstown as promptly as they did, the
danger from contagion would have been;
greatly increased. The people were too
dazed to do anything for themselves."
"Not only have we given onr services
free," said Mr. Murphy, "but when we get
home we will raise money among ourselves
to set the Johnstown undertakers np in bus-'
"There are 25 undertakers left in Johns-
town," said Mr. Flannery, "and if there
is any need of us we are coming back."
The Police Have a Grievance.
The Pittsburg policemen who have been
on duty in Johnstown left for home this af-.
ternoon. It was reported in this case also
that there was great dissatisfaction because
of the prominent part in guarding the town
taken by the militia. Boger O'Maradenied
it He said there had been no trouble at
Ml from first to last, and that the men were
.withdrawn simply because they were not
needed, now that the military had taken
hold. Nevertheless, he didn't exactly sea
what the particular need of the military for
guard duty was. Simpson.
PEW 8UBYIY0RS UNBEGISTEEED.
Tho Total Number Accounted for a Little
Over 17,000 Up to Date.
tntOJt A STAFP COBBISPOjrniNT.I
Johnstown, June 7. The registration
list of the living, which has been exclusive-'
ly published in The Dispatch, was amaz
ingly small to-day. There are many,though,
who live on the outskirts of the sir
boroughs who were not aware that such &
list was being prepared. According to tha
lists the total number of survivors who reg
istered was over 17,000. The census ona.
month ago made the population something"
It is not fair to presume that the difference
between the number of survivors and tha
census is the total loss of people. The sur-
Jyivcrs-afs'am.Uifi. who have not registered
will approximate np4nto the hundreds, as
many have left the cltyYorf ther places.
THE YAIiUE OP SOAPSTONEtv
It Is Employed la Many Slnnnfnctarea, anil
Often ns an Adulterant.
One of the valuable minerals of this
country of which the output is largely in
creasing Is talc, or soapstone. It is nsed
for dressing skins, leather gloves and sim
ilar purposes, but its greatest use is as an
adulterant For this it is peculiarly fitted
on account of its lightness being employed
as a filler chiefly in the manufacture of
soap paper, and rubber, and to a certain
extent as a lubricant with other sub
stances. It is also used for making slate pencil,
crayons, stoves, ovens, lime kiln linings
and hearths, and also, being acid proof, for'
sizing rollers in cotton lactones. In Ala-,
bama it is used for headstones. The Amer
ican aborigines used it for culinary articles,
and the Chinese for the carving of their
idols. Its lightness and its fibrous charac
ter admit of its almost entire incorporation
(00 per cent) with paper stock, while clays
and other materials which it replaces aro
only available to the extent of 30 to 40 per
cent It is known to commerce by such
names .as pulp, mineral pulp, agalite as
bestine pulp, and others of the same char
acter. Freezing- Milk to Preserve It.
Artificial freezing is the latest French,
method of preserving milk. An opposite
principle is adopted in Norway, where tha
minute organisms which cause the fermen
tative and putrefactive changes in milk
are destroyed by heat. The milk is then
hermetically sealed and will keep fresh for
an indefinite time.
For Western Penn
sylvania, West Vir
ginia and Ohio, rain,
slightly cooler, south'
westerly winds, high on
PrrrsBURQ, June 7, 1889.
The United States Signal Service oOcerla
this city furnishes the f oi lowing.
Mean tean Z
Maximum temp.... 74
Minimum temp... St
Precipitation. ...... .
Hirer st Sr. M., 7.3,1 fail of L7 feet In H
ISrXCTAI. TXX.XOOAVS TO TltX OISFATCS.1
Wabben Klver 3 feet 6-10 inch; falling.'
Weather cloudy and warm. v
Moboantown River 5 feet and stationary.
Weather cloudy. Thermometer 7H at 4 P. JC ,
Bbownsvuxb River 6 feet 1 Inch and tall
inc. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 7S3 at 7
B. & O. E. E. Only line open to
, and New York,
And all points East. Through sleeping oar
to New York on 930 P. 21. train.
ni n HPYinn and fkt imp
VlmU muAIUU, an. American. traveUna
through the country arefcliciUnu&y describe ,
tn to-morrow Dispatch 6y S, JVone. ;
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