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VOL. 30- NO. 155
HELENA, MONTANA TERRITORY, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 4, 1889.
St.Lovis Block,^main street.
Thestudent of economy wil^ponder over huge tomes to learu^the science of economy, and^finds himself rewarded after^many years of study and wast^^ing much of midnight oil. Had^he but k nown as much as Hel^ena people a preat deal might^have been I aved, for practical^illustration can be found at 19^Sonth Main Street.
Howmany people in Helena^will show their appreciation if^we show them what our goods^cost^ See here.
Wesold more children's waists^last week than every other store^combined. Why is it^ Simply^because we sold them cheap.^We are still at it. And will^continue until the stock is gane.^We offer until all is sold. 100^dozen children's waists, 171-2^cents each. 20 dozen percale^waists at 30 cents each, and 2^^^dozen flannel waists at r^^^ cents^each.
Don'tbuy any more than you^need. We say this because^people are liable to buy more^than they would because they^are cheap.
Andour large line of^12 1-2 CENT CUFFS.
OurSpecial Attraction this^week has been a line of negli^^gee shirts. You never saw^such ncelties as we offer.^Three new lines fresh from^the manufacturers^a cashme-^nette, shield front in cream and^old gold. About the prettiest^thing shown for many a long^day.
TENDOLLARS still accom^^plishes the wonderful feat, for^that amount will purchase an^all-wool suit, sizes 86 to 42.^Two styles this week by ex^^press of lots we closed on are^about as neat in design as any^^thing we have in stock.
InDress Suits we show some^very pretty things in wide^Wales. As a general thing you^see two styles in Clothing stock^where we show seven; thus you^can see why it is that a man^can hardly come into our store^without finding what he wants,^be he long or short, stout or^slim, rich or poor. We SUIT^them all.
Collarsand Cuffs. We are^selling them in stock. Strange^to say, that at this late day,^there are men crazy enough to^pay 20 cents for a collar when^they can get one equally good^for 10 cents, simply to keep up^a name. It is rank absurdity,^and no man doing it can give
Jonany good reason why he^oes it. OUR ten cent collars^are the latest style Four ply.^And 2100 linen. Find another^collar as good and yon must^pay double the money.
HARRIS,ONE-PRICE CLOTHIER^St. Louis Block, Main St,
N.B.^Out of town orders^will receive our best attention.^Goods sent on approval to any^part of the territory. Price list^and rules for self-measurement
mailedfree on application.
Situatedon Montana Avenue, Just North^of Flower Garden Addition.
TheSite of this Addition is a Beautiful Knoll, and the Scenerv^on all Sides is Unsurpassed. ^^BUILDING HAS ALREADV^COMMENCED.^! The CATHOU* COLLEGE GROUNDS^adjoin it on thk north. Only ^\ minutes walk from the^Northern Pacific Depot.
LargeLots, Ov ^ap Prices, Eary Terms.
SixtyLots sold the first day the Addition was or^ the Market.^No better Lots were ever Offered in this City foi Safe Invest^^ment and Quick Profits.
SoleAgents, Rooms 1,2 and 3, Second Floor First National Bank IBuilding. ^n^trance corner Grand and Jackson street*.
The Story of tha Destruction of^Johnstown the Most Awful Tale^of Modern Times.
FineCarriages, Buggies and Road Wagons,
Schuttler'sMontana Lumber and Quartz Wagon Gears. Farm^Wagons, Harness, Etc. _
ST.AMOUR ^ LAMBIE
RealEstate, Insurance and Mining^Brokers, Room 8,Pittsburg Block
$36,^oo will buy 37^^ acres adjoining College Grounds and one-^sixth interest in Canyon Creek Ditch Company.
$20,000will buy 180 acres three-fourths of a mile from College^Grounds. A BARGAIN.
FOURRoom Honse on Eighth Avenue.
EIGHTRoom Honse on Breckenridge Street Cheap.
NINERoom House on Buford Street, $4,360.
TWOHundred and Fifty acre Ranch, one and one half miles^from City Limits $75 per ace.
ONEHundred and Sixty acres on Silver Creek $2,600.
LOTin East Helena at a Bargain if Taken at Once.
CHOICELots in all the Additions.
WeHave a Large List of Al Mining Properties.
GeneralAgent for the Bankers Life Association St. Paul.
KKiR PIEST NATL RANK.
lO ai3iilTD STEEET
Wewant everytodv to know that we are^doing a rushing business, but have room^for a lot more.
Onand after June 1 we will run a Mer^^chants' Lunch for 35c from 12 M. to 4 P.^M.anda Regular Dinner for 50c from 4 to^8 P. M.
BestMeal in the City for a Little Money.
Lotsin Syndicate Addition, $8 per foot.
Smallinterest in an Acre Tract, Near the City.
ChoiceLots in Hauser Addition, $20 to $35 a foot.
A.J. STEELE ^ CO.
WeCarry a Full Line of
Theyexcel any shoe In the market for STTLK and DURABILITY. Also the large*^line of eente Shoes In the city. Including HAN AN ^ SON^and LILLY. BRACK KIT A CO. makes.
RALEIGH^ CLARKE, No. 25 Uoper Main St
8TJOOMSSORSlOI.t SAGS * OO
AFuneral Pyre of Debris, Forty Feet^High. Covering Four Acres, Filled^With Victim*.
NirntlMHid. r Whs U*l Bis I if. in^An Kffort to ^a^e Thou^aiici-^Fratu l^eath.
Johnstown,Pa, June 3.^The midnight^terror!^ of Ashtabula and Chatsworth^evoked tears of pity from every fireside in^Christendom, but the true story of Johns^^town, when all is known, will stand soli^tary and alone as the acme of man's anni^^hilation by the potent forces to which^humanity Is ever subject. Menacing^clouds still hover darkly over the valley of^death, and the muttering thunder that^ever and anon reverberates in the distance^seems the sardonic chuckle of the demon^of destruction. But the modern deluge^has done its worst for Johnstown. The^waters are rapidly subsiding but the angry^torrent still eddies around the scenenfiti'^structixn and the time is not yet arrived to^tell the pathetic tale of the devastation of^lilacs Friday. It Is such that no pen can ade^quately depict the horrors of this twiu dis^^aster^holocaust and deluge. The deep^emotions thac swell from the hearts of^every spectator find their most eloquent^expression in silence^the silence that be^^speaks man's recognition of his subserv^ance to the elements and his impotence to^avert catastrophe.
Morningopened dark and dreary. Great^drops of rain fell occasionally, and an^other stoim seemed imminent. Everyone^feela thankful, though, that the weather^still remains cool and the gradual putre^^faction of th- hundreds of bodies that still^line the streams and lie hidden under miles^ef driftwood and debris is not unduly^fastened.
Thismorning the peculiar stench of de^^caying human flesh was plainly preceptia-^ble to the senses as one ascended the bank^of Stony creek. For half a mile are the^smouldering ruins of the wreck, and the^most sceptical now concede the worst and^realize that perhaps thousands of bodies^will be found charred and blackened be^^neath this great funeral pyre.
Searcherswander wearily over the smok^^ing mass, and as occasionally a sudden^shout comes over the waters, the patient^watchers on the hill realize that another^ghastly discovery has been added to the^long list of revelations that chill every^heart and draw tears to the eyes of pessim^^ists. From the banks many charred re^^mains of the victims of flame and flood are^plainly visible as the receding waters re^^luctantly give up their dead. Beneath^almost every log or blackened beam a glis^tening skull or the blanched remains of^ribs or limbs mark all that is left of life's^hopes and dreams.
Since10o'clock last night the Bre engines^have been busy and water has been kept^constantly playing on the burning ruins.^At times the fire seems almost extin^^guished, but the fitful flames suddenly^break out afresh in a n^*w quarter, and^again the water and the flames wage a^fierce combat.
Thechief sensation of the morning was^the united remonstrance of the physi^^cians against the extinguishment of the^burning wreck. They maintain that to^the searchers it seems heartless that hun^^dreds, if not thousands of lifeless and de^caying bodies be left beneath this mass of^burning ruins. It would be better, they^aay, to permit nature's greatest scavenger,^the flames, to pursue his work unmolested^than to expose to further decay the horde of^putrefying bodies that lie beneath this de^^bris. There can be but one result. Di^s^will elapse before the ruobish can be sum^ciently removed to permit the recovery of^these bodies, and long ere that every corpse^will be a putrid mass, yielding forth those^frightful emanations of decaying hu^^man flesh that in a crowd^^ed community like this can give^but one result^dreadful typhus. Every^battlefield has demonstrated the necessity^of the hasty interment of decaying bodies,^and the steach that already arises Is the^forerunner of impending danger.
Bumthe wreck, burn the wreck,^ say^the physicians, and a loud cry of indigna^^tion arose from the vast multitude. The^warnings of science were lost in the eager^demands of those that sought the remains^of those near and dear. The hose was^again turned upon the hissing mass and^rapidly the flames yielded to the suprem^^acy of water.
Itis almost impossible to conceive of the^extent of the smoking ruins. An area of^eight or ten acres above the dam is cover ^d^with forty feet of shattered ho jses, borne^from the neighborhood of Johnstown. In^each of these houses it is estimated there is^from one to twenty people. This is accept^^ed as the data upon which to estimate the^number that perished upon this spot, and^if the data is correct, the bodies that lie be^^neath must run well op Into the hundreds,^if not thousands.
Thereis no telling how many have been^lost. Adjutant-General Hastings, who has^charge of everything, said this morning^that he supposed there were at least 2,000^people ander the burning debris; but the^only way to find out how many lives were^lost was to take a census of the people now^living and subs tract that from the census^before the flood. Said he: ^In my opinion^there are any way from 4,000 to 8,000 soals^lost
Thesheriff took charge of Johnstown^this morning and armed men are now pa^^trolling the streets. A depnty sheriff shot^two Hungarians this morning for robbing^bodies. People who have haV property^within the limits are permitted to enter the^city, but otherwise it Is impossible to get^into the town. The city is under martial^law, and every one who goes about the^place is challenged and required to give^an account of himself. The water^subsided to-day to a great ex^^tent, and the streets in the main part^of the town, free from water, laid bare the^terrible work of the flood and the fail ex^^tent of the disaster is only being ascer^^tained bow. The streets are a foul-smell^^ing mass of wreckage and debris, and the^work of searching for bodies has only fair^^ly began. The latest estimates place the^loaf of life at 10,000 to 12,000. It is impos^^sible to get any account of those lost Ev^^eryone is so thoroughly tired out and over^^come by the weight of the disaster as to be^utterly unable to give any accurate details^or figures. Comparatively few bodies have^teen identified.
FrankMcDonald, a conductor on the^Baltimore A Ohio, was at the Pennsyl^^vania depot when the flood came. He said^when he first saw the flood it was dirty^feet high and rose to at least forty. ^There^is bo doubt the Sooth Fork dam broke,^^said McDonald. ^Fifteen minutes before^the flood came. Decker, the Pennsylvania^railroad agent, read me a telegram just re^^ceived sayidg the South Fork dam had^broken. As soon as he beard this the peo^^ple in the station numbering 200, made a^rush for the hills. 1 certainly think 1 taw^100 bodies go over the bridge. The tint^house that came down struck the bridge^once took fire. As fast as others^they were consumed. I be
iie\eI am saie in sag Bag that I saw a thou^^sand t^*lies burn.
Fromtinder the i use brick school house^1.4 bodits vere tat n la*t T ight and to-day.^A number of bedies have l-een found with^bullet hole* in them, slowing that in the^maddening !right ru.ride was resorted to^by many.
I'pto this morning the people living^here who lost whole families and parts of^families hardly seemed to realize what^dreadful calamity had befallen them. This^morning, however, the p, ople seemed to^understand the situation, and agony is^stamped upon the face of everyone and it^is truly a city of mourning.
Thefirst man from the dam at South^Fork just arrived k^-da). The dam burst^open, he says, iu the centre. A^nameless Paul Bass. I lies somewhere^among the nameless dead, who, though^his name may never be known,^will be famous in local history. Mounted^on a big bay horse, he came riding down^the pike which passes through Conemaugh^to Johnstown like some angel of wrath of^old, shoatmg his portentious warning,^^Kun for your lives to the hills,^ ^Kun to^the hills.^ The people crowded out of^their houses along the thickly settled^streets, awe-struck and wondering. No^^body knew the man, and some thought he^was a maniac and laughed. On at a deadly^pace rode this man, still shouting his warn^^ing. In a lew moments, however, there^came a cloud of ruin down the broad streets^and down the narrow alleys, grinding and^twisting, hurling, overturning, crashing,^annihilating the weak and strong alike. It^was the charge of the flood, wearing^its coronet of ruin and devastation^which grew at every instant of^its progress. Forty feet high,^some say, thirty according to^others, was this sea, and it travelled with a^swiftness like that which lay bidden in the^heels of mercury. On and on raced the^rider and on and on rushed the wave.^Dozens of people took heed of the warning^and ran up the hill. Poor, faithful rider^^it was aa unequal contest. Just as he^turned across the railway bridge a mighty^wave fell upon him and horse and rider^went over into chaos together.
Fourgentlemen, relatives of members of^the South Folk Fishing club, who went to^learn the 'ate of their friends at the lake,^have returned. They report that there^was no one at the lake except the custod^^ians and some workmen. The dam broke^in the center at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon,^and at 4 the lake was dry. That great^body of water passed out in an hour. Effort^was made to avert the disaster by changing^the sluice way on one side to ease the pres^^sure on the dam, but without avail. The^water passed over the dam about a^foot above its top, beginning at^2:30. Whatever happened in the way of a^cloud burst look place during the night.^There had been but little rain up to^dark, and m the morning, when the work^^men awoke, the lake was full and kept on^rising rapidly until at 2 o'clock it began^pouring over the dam and undermining it.^Men were sent three or four times during^the day to warn the people below. When^the final break came there was a sound like^tremendous and continued peals of thunder.^Trees, rocks and earth shot into the midair^in great columns. Then a w^v^ ^i^am^down the tMrioc Trie whole South Fork^was swept and not a tree was left standing.
Mrs.Fenn, the wife of an engineer, tells^a pitiful story. Her husband went out and^was swept away. With her seven chil^^dren she climbed to the second story, then^to the attic. She cheered the frightened^little ones by saying God would take care^of them. As the waters rose higher she^was forced to fasten tuem one by one to^pieces of floating timber and trust them to^the pitiless waves, all the time speaking^w.irdu ot encouragement and kissing them^good-bye. After all were gone the roof of^the house was torn off and the frail little^mother floated away with it and was^rescued sixteen miles below. Only two of^her little brood of seven have been heard^from and they are drowned. She is is only^one mother of hundreds similarly situated^^only one of a multitude.
Johnstown,June 8.^It is impossible to^describe the appearance of the main street^of Johnstown where the houses have been^swept down this one street and became^lodged. The wreck is piled as high as the^second story. A person could step from^the wreck into the auditorium of the opera^house. The ruins consist of houses, trees,^saw logs and reels from wire factories.^Many bouses have their side walls and^roofs torn up, and you can walk directly^Into what had been the second story bed^^rooms or go In by way of the top. Farther^up town a raft of logs lodged in tl e stieet^and did great damage. The beat^description that can be given^of the k^ uerai appearance of^wreck is to imagine a number of children's^blocks placed closely together and then^draw your hand through them in almost^every direction. At the commencement of^the wreckage, which is at the opening of^tne valley, one can look up the valley for^miles and not see a house; nothing Is left
notsee a^but the eld woolen mill.
CharlesLuther is the name of the boy^who stood on an adjacent elevation and^saw the whole of the flood. He said he^heard a grinding noise far up the valley,^and looking up he could see a dark line^moving slowly toward him. High in the^air would be tossed a log or beam which^fell back with a crash. Dowa the valley it^moved and across the little mountain city.^For the space of ten minutes noth^^ing but moving houses wan seen,^and then the waters came with a roar and^rush. It lasted for two hours and then it^began to flow more steadily.
Thepillaging of the houses in Johns^^town is Bom- thing awful to contemplate^and described. It makes one feel almost^aahamod to call himself a man and know^that others who bear the same name have^converted .hemselves into human vultures,^preying on the dead. Many are carrying^shotguns, an'i woe betide the stranger who^looks even suspiciously at any article.^Goods of great value were being sold In^town to-day for a drink of whisky.
Developmentsevery hour make it more^and more apparent that the exact number^of lives lost in the Johnstown horror will^n^'ver be known. All estimates made up^to this time are conservative, and whea all^is known will doubtless be found to have^been too small. Over 1,000 bodies hare^been found since sunrise to-day, and the^most skeptical concede the remains of^thousands more rest beneath the debris^above the Johnstown bridge. The popula^^tion of Johnstown and the surrounding^towns in the portion of the valley^effected by the flood is or was^from 50.000 to 56.080. An Associated^Press reporter today interviewed^numerous leading citizens of Johnstown^who survived the flood, and the concensus^of opinion was that fully thirty per cent of^the residents of Johnstown and Cambria^have been the victims of the continued dis^^asters of fire and water. It this be true^to-day the loss of life in the entire valley^can not be lets than 7.000 or S.000. or pos^^sibly much greater. Of the thousands who^were devoured by the flames and whose^ashes rest beneath the smoking debris^about the Johnstown bridge, no definite^information can sven be obtained. As lit^^tle will be learned of the hundreds who^sank beneath the current and were^borne down the Conemaugh^only to be deposited on the^banks and the driftwood of the raging^Ohio. Probably one-third of the dead will^never be recovered, and it will be a labor^of weeks to even give a close estimate of^the number of lives that were snuffed out^That this estimate can never be accurate is^understood when it is remembered that in^many instances whole families and their^relatives were swept away and found a^common grave beneath the wild waste of^the waters. The total destruction of the^city leaves no data to even demon^^strate that the names of these^unfortunates will ever be found.^' All indications point to the fact that the^death list will reach over 5.000, and in my^opinion the missing will reach 8.000 in^number.^ declared Gen. Hastings to-night.^At present there are said to be 2,000 re^covered bodies. The great difficulty ex^^perienced in getting a correct list is the^great number of morgues. There is no cen^^tral bureau of information, and to com^^municate with the different houses is the^of hoars. The journey from the
Pennsylvaniarailway morgue to the^one in the Fourth ward school^house in Johnstown occupies one hour.^This renders it impossiole to reach all of^them in one day. particularly as some of^the morgues are situated at points inacces^^sible from Johnstown. At 6 o'clock this^evening the 630th body had been received^at the Cambria City depository for corpses.^At Millville was the body of a girl fifteen^years old, making the forty-sixth corpse^received there. Marks oa the wrist looked^as if a bracelet had been torn from the arm.^At the fourth ward school house a great^number of victims are being prepared for^interment Yesterday 200 more were dis^^posed of, and to-day as many more received^attention.
Konvilieis in a deplorable condition.^The living are unable to take care of the^dead, and a majority of the inhabitants of^the town drowned. Boards have been^erected on the only street remaining in the^town to place bodies on. This is the head^quarters for the committee that control the^dead. Quickly as the dead are brought^they are placed in boxes and then taken to^the cemetery and buried.
Amilkman who was overcharging for^milk this morning narrowly escaped lynch^ing. Infuriated men appropriated all his^milk, distributed it among the poor and^then drove him out of town. The body of^a Hungarian who was lynched In an or^^chard last night hasfbeen recovered by his^friends. The (inhuman monster was no^^ticed cutting off four fingers of a woman's^body. He dropped the fingers into bis^pocket where they were found when he^was captured. The act maddened the men^and they took him to an orchard on a hill^side and hung him.
Thereis but one street left in the town.^About 155bouses are standing where once^there stood a thousand. A thousand is the^lowest estimate of the number of lives lost^from this town, and but few bodies have^been recovered. It is directly above the^ruins, and the bodies have floated down^Into the dam, where they burned.
Awalk through the town revealed a des^ola'e sight. Only about twenty-five able^bodied men have survived and are able to^render any assistance. Men and women^can be seen with black eyes, bruised faces^and cut heads. They were injured in the^flood and since that have not slept Their^faces have turned a sickly yellow and dark^rings surround their eyes. Many of^the women have succumbed to nervous^prostration and for two days but little^assistance could be rendered them. The^wounded remained uncared for, in some^houses cut off by the water, and died from^their injuries alone. Some were alive on^Sunday and their shouts could be heard by^the people on the streets. A man caught^stealing a gold watch is now in the tempo^^rary jail of what is left of the town. A^shot was fired at him, but he was not^wounded. The only thing that saved him^from being lynched was the smallness of^the c.owd.
Theservices in the chapel from which^the bodies were buried consisted merely of^a prayer by one of the survivors. No min^^ister was present Each coffin had a de^^scriptive card on it and ou the graves a sim^^ilar card was placed, so that the bodies can^be removed later by friends.
TheCambria hospital has now 800 pa-^tioats. Dr. Buck, with an efficient corps of^aids, is in charge. Two of the patients^died yesterday. Hospitals have been es^^tablished at Conemaugh and Mineral Point^but little could be learned of how many^patients they contained and how they were^faring.
Themiracle as it Is called, that happened^to the church of the Immaculate Concep^^tion has caused a tremenduous sensation.^A large number of persons will testify as^to the nature of the eveat and the circuiu^stances, which are really remarkable.^The May devotions were in progress on^Friday when the water descended on Cam^^bria city. The church was tilled with peo^^ple at the time, but when the noise ot the^flood was heard the congregation hastened^to get out of the way. They succeeded in^so far as escaping from the interior is con^^cerned, and in a few moments the ch^roh^was partly suh^^m^ water reached^tvi utteen feet up the sides and swirling^around the corners furiously. The^building was badly wrecked, the^benches torn out and in general^the entire structure, both inside and out^^side, was fairly dismantled. Yesterday^morning when an entrance was foreed the^ruin appeared to be complete. One object^alone bad escaped the water's wrath^the^statue of the Blessed Virgin, that had been^decorated and adorned because of May de^^votions, was as unsullied as the day it was^made. The flowers woven in the lace veil^were undisturbed and unsoiled. The marks^on the wall showed the statue, which is^three feet high, to have been immersed.^The surface of the water had risen to a^height of fifteen feet while the statue had^been saved from all contact with the liquid.^Everyone who has seen the statue and its^surroundings is firmly convinced the inci^^dent was a miraculous one, and even to the^most skeptical the affair savors of the^supernatural. About thirty Catholic priests^and nuns are here, and they are devoting^themselves to the care of the sick and In^^jured. Bishop Phelan has organized the^Catholic forces of this neighborhood, and^all are devoting themselves to hard work^assiduously. What the hospitals would^have done without the sisters is a difficult^question.
TheOnly Words Which Can Properly^Describe the Place Which Was^Once Johnstown.
TheWork of Rescuing the Dead and^Giving Them Burial the Only^Labor Left.
Th*Survivor* m^ stupefied by Their buffer^lags a* to Seem Jk-nrrel) A wan^of Their Low.
I.OOKIX,IIIK I.OVKIl ONES.
Storiedof Suffering Which Move the Hard^^est Heart
Johnstown,June 3There are scenes
enactedhere every hour, every minute,^that affect all beholders profoundly. An^utterly wretched woman, named Mrs. Fen;^ton, stood by a muddy pool of water trying^to find some trace of a once happy home.^She was half crazed with grief, and her^eyes were red and swoolen. As the writer^stepped to her side she raised her pale and^haggard face and remarked: ^They are^all gone. Oh, God, be merciful to them.^My husband and my six dear little chil^^dren have been swept down with the flood,^and 1 am left alone. We were driven by^the ragtag floods into the garret, but the^water followed us there. Inch by Inch it^kept rising until our heads wete crushed^against the roof. It was death to remain,^so 1 raised the window, and one by one^placed my darlings on some driftwood,^trusting to the Great Creator. As I liber^a ted the last one, my tweet little boy,^he looked at me and said: ^Mamma, you^always said that the Lord would care for^me. Will He look after me now ^^ I saw^htm drift away with his loving face turned^toward mew and with a prayer on my lips^for his deliverance he passed from my sigh t^forever. The next moment the roof crashed^in and I floated outside to he rescued fif^^teen hours later. If I could only find one^of my darlings I could bow to the will of^God, but they are all gone. I have lost ev^^erything on earth now but my life.
Ahandsome woman walked through the^depot where a dozen or more bodies were^awaiting burial. Passing from one to an^^other she finally lifted the paper covering^from the face of a woman, young and with^traces of beauty showing through stains of^muddy water. With a cry of aaguish she^reeled backward to be caught by a man^who chanced to be passing. In a moment^ot so she had calmed herself sufficiently to^take one more look at the features of the^dead. She stood gazing at the unfortunate^as if dumb. The dead woman was her sis^^ter. The body was placed In a coffin a few^minutes later and sent away to Its aarrow^house.
Onone rough box was a piece of paper^with the words ^three children.^ To-night^they were lifted out and all three placed In^one coffin. The little bodies were almost^naked and their faces were bruised and^swollen. Tha scene at the St Columbia^catholic church was awful. Forty or fifty^bodies had been carried into It and laid on^the muddy seats. Lying in a row in this^church were five children from 2 to 6 years^old. No one had identified them this after^^noon. Their little curls were matted with^mud, their mouths filled with sand and^their eyes often completely covered. No^one had come to wash away the dirt from^their tiny faces and the blood stains from^the awful cuts and bruises. Where are^th.ir parents
n*Delay la Pensions.
Washington,June S.^Pension Com^^missioner Tanner to-day sent the following^telegram to the United States pension agent^at Pittsburg: ^Make special the vouchers^received from the towns in Pennsylvania^ruined by the ri ^oda and pay at once their^receipts. Where certificates have been lost^in the floods send a permit to execute new^vouchers without presenting a certificate^to the magistrate. Permits signed in blank^forwarded to-day. Make special all orig^^inal certificates of pensioners residing in^those towns, and pay on receipt of vouch^^ers regardless of my instructions of May
Relieffor the Sufferers.
Chicago,June 8 ^ Mayor Cregler. after^a meeting of citizens to-day. forwarded a^draft for s 6.000 for the relief of the Johns^^town sufferers. He wired, ^Other sums^will follow swiftly.^ A telegram from^San Francisco says similar action was^taken there. Mayor Pond wiring $4,000^which had been subscribed in a few min^^utes. Dispatches to-night from Denver^and other points throughout the west tell^of active work everywhere for Johnstown.
Johnstown,June 8 ^A sad and gloomy^sky, almost as sad and gloomy as the hu^man faces under it shrouded Johnstown^to-day. The rain fell all day and added to^the miseries of the wretched people. The^great plain where the best part of Johas^town used to stand Is half covered with^water: the few sidewalks in the part that^escaped the flood were a few Inches thick^with black, sticky mud through which^tramped a steady procession of people,^composed largely of women who are left^utterly destitute. The tents where the peo^^ple are housed who cannot find other shel^^ters were cold and cheerless. The town^seemed like a great tomb. The people of^Johnstown have supped so fully of horrors^that they go about in a sort of daze and^only half conscious of their griefs^Every hour as one goes through^the streets he hears neighbors^greeting each other, and their enquiring^without a show of feeling how many each^had lost in his family. To-day 1 heard a^greyhaired man hail another across the^street with the question, and the reply^came, ^1 lost five; all are gone but Mary^and 1.^ ^1 am worse off than that^ said^the first old gentleman: ^I have only my^grandson left^seven of us are gone.^ And^so they passer^ on without apparent excite^^ment They and every one else had heard^so much of these melancholy conversations^that somehow the calamity had lost its^significance to them. They treat^it exactly as if the dead persons had gone^away and were coming b~ck in a week.
Themelancholy task ot searching the^ruins for more bodies went on to day in^the soaking rain. There were little crowds^of morbid curiosty hunters around each^knot of workmen. Even those who came^In from neighboring towns with an idea^of the day's strange and ghastly experi^^ences did not care to he near after they had^seen one body exhumed. There were hun^^dreds and thousands of these visitors from^the country to-day. The effect of the dread^ful things they saw and heard was^to drive most ol them to drink.^By noon the streets were beginning to be^full of boisterous and noisy countrymen,^who were trying to counteract the strain^on their nerves with unnatural excite^^ment Then half the police force, seeing^the unseemly sights that were likely to^disgrace the streets, drove out and kept out^all visitors who had not soma good reason^for their presence. After that and far into^the evening all the country roads were^filled with drunken stragglers who were^trying to forget what they had seen.
Onething that makes the search^for bodies slow Is the strange way that^great masses of objects were rolled Into In^^tricate masses of rubbish. As the flood^came down the valley of the South Fork it^obliterated the suburb of Woodville, where^not a house was left nor the trail of one.^The materia! they had contained it rolled^on down the valley, over and over, grind^ing it up to pulp, and finally leaving It^against an unusually firm foundation or on^an eddy. These masses contain human^bodies, but it is slow work to pick them to^pieces. Inside one of them to-day 1 saw^the remains of a carriage, the body of a^harnessed horse, a baby cradle and a^doll, a tress of woman's hair, a rocking^horse and a piece of beef steak still hang^^ing to a hook.
Thecity Is very much better patrolled^than it has been at any time since the flood^occurred. Many members of the police^farce of Pittsburg came in and offered their^services. One of them showed his spirit by^striking a man whom he saw opening^trunk among the rubbish a tremendous^blow over the head which knocked him^senseless. Several big trunks and safes^lie in full sight on the desolate plain in the^lower part of town, but no one dared to^touch them after that
AnAssociated Press correspondent^waded through the mud and water up the^valley to-day over the site of the former^village. As has been often stated, nothing^Is standing but the old woolen mills. The^place is swept bare of all other buildings^but the ruins of the Gautier wire mill.^The boilers of this great works were car^^ried 10,000 yards from their foundation.^The piers, rails and other machinery^was swept far away from where they once^stood. A German watchman was on guard^at the mill when the waters came. He ran^for the hillside and succeeded in escaping.^He tells a graphic story of the appearance^of the water as It swept down the valley.^He declared the first wave was as high as^the third story of a house. The place Is^deserted, so no effort is being made to clear^off the treeto. The mire has formed a^grave for many people, and victims' arms^and legs are protruding from the mud, and^It makes the moat sickening of pictures.
Aman named Dougherty tells a thrilling^story of a ride down the river on a log.^When the water struck the roof of the^bouse on which he had taken shelter he^jumped astride a telegraph pole, riding a^distance of twenty-three miles from Johns^^town to Bolivar, before he was rescued.
Itwas not generally believed that the^district tn the neighborhood of Kernville^would he as extremely prolific of corpses^as It has proven to be. The Associated^Press correspondent visited that part of^town where both the river and Stony^creek, have done their worst He found^that within the past twenty-four hours al^^most 2,000 bodies have been recovered, or^were in sight The place is one great re^^pository of the dead. Every day adds to^the long list of dear ones lost One hun^^dred and fifty persons were taken out of^the sand along Stony creek this morning;^175 bodies were recovered to-day at Mor-^rellville.
Eversince the recovery of the first body^the populace have not had near enough^coffins for the dead, although hundreds ar^^rive daily, and owing to the decomposed^condition of most of the bodies they have^to be and are boxed up in rough board box^^es, merely store boxes, and buried at once,^A man named Christ Meyers had been^rendered completely insane by the fact^that his father, mother, two sisters and^brother are among the missing. When do^tified of the loss of his family, be threw op^his hands and exclaimed, ^My God, what^will come neat^^ From that^time, which was last night^urtil the present he has been hopelessly^Insane, even at times bordering on t.e^violent and wanting to kill himself.
Theanxious inquiries sent by President^Harrison to-day caused the belief that ex-^Postmaster General Hat ton was among the^passengers who were killed on tha Penn^^sylvania railroad last Friday. President^Harrison knew Hatton was on that train,^and asked the adjutant general to ascertain^his fate. No one here Knew anything con^^cerning his whereabouts. This afternoon^William Henry Smith, general manager of^the Associated Press, came in from Til raw^burg, where he and Mr. Hatton had^the train was
Theywere on the train together and had a^very narrow escape from death. All the^passengers, twelve or thirteen in number,^who left the train, were killed. Mr. Hat-^ton and Mr. Smith were lucky enough to^stick to the train. Mr. Smith was in a^hurry to get west, and forced hu way over^the mountains to Johnstown. Hatton and^the rest of the passengers are waiting for^the Pennsylvania road to resume opera^^tions. Immediately on the receipt of this^newt Gen. Hastings forwarded it to the^president
Washijioton,Jane 1^ Two spans of^the Long Bridge,' crossing the Potomac^river, have been carried away by the flood.
Baitimoki.June A^The toss of life by^the flood in this state, so far as known,^amounts to nine.
Elmira,N. Y , June A^The damage^by the flood in this city alone exceeds half^a million. A dispatsh from Coming says^the flood in that district was the greatest^ever known. Most of the country from^Corning to Hornellsville was flooded. The^loss In Steuben county alone will exceed a^million. The Fall Brook Coal company^will lose nearly a million. Fifty miles of^track between Anson la and the Jersey^shore were washed away and it will be^weeks before It can be rebuilt Thirteen^bodies have been picked up between An^eoiiia and Stokesdale Junction, yet no rag^ular search has been made.
Uakbisbcb, June A^Gen. Hastings^telegraphed the following to the manager^of tne telegraph company at this city:^^Better Inform Gov. Beaver this morning's^report gives the number of lost at Johns^^town at between 12,000 and 15,000. The^greatest disorder prevails. The place Is In^^fested with fbievea and vandals who are^robbing the dead and appropriating every^^thing they can lay their hands on. These^people are eating almost everything in the^shape of provisions seat here for the flood^sufferers.
Pittsbibg, June A^The Masonic fra^^ternity at a meeting this morning tele^^graphed President Harrison asking him to^send out a sanitary commission immedl^ately and warning him unless prompt^action was taken to remove the dead bodies^of the men and animals from the streams^the water woald be polluted and carryjthe^plaeue germs to the people from Pittsburg^to New Orleans.
Foodand C lath lag Needed.
Washington,June 8.^The following^telegram was received this evening by^President Harrison from Gov, Beaver:^^The sheriff of Cambria county says he^cannot control the situation without the^aid of troops. The people are fairly housed^and good order prevails. The supply of^food so far is equal to the demand, but sup-^piles of food and clothing are still greatly^needed. A conservative estimate places^the loss of life at from 6.000 to 10.000 and^the loss ofproperty from (12,000,000 to $10,-^OOt.OOO. The people are at work heorlcally^and will have a large force to-morrow^clearing away the debris. The sympathies^of the world are fully expressed. One tele^^gram from England gives 81,000 and help^coaaea from alt quarters. It is this univer^^sality which greatly encourgea our' people.^I will communicate with you promptly If^anything unusual occurs
Philadelphia,Jane A^The best in^^formation that can be obtained to-day at^the Pennsylvania office in this city is that^the route will be patched up to AI toons^within thirty-six hours, thus giving the 800^or more esst and west bound passengers^laid up at this place an opportunity to get^away. It is also stated here that only^seven passengers of illfated trains were^lost On the middle division of the main^line the road is clear from AI toon a to^Petersburg. From Huntington no direct^intelligence of any sort has been received^from Lockbaven since v o'clock Friday^night A dispatch then received stated the^lumber boom had broken and the town was^flooded. The wildest kind of rumors are^received in regard to the situation at that
lace,but they lack confirmation. It la^elieved. however, that the loss of proper^^ty at that place will be enormous.
Washington,June 8.^The wreck of^the Chesapeake A Ohio canal is the most^serious result of the flood on the Potomac.^The canal cost more than 911,000,000 and^since its commencement the total expendi^^ture^ has reached nearly 840,000,000. Sena^^tor Gorman says the canal will have to be^abandoned, as the company will be unable^to raise the means with which to make the^repairs needed.
ALIFE AT STAKE,
GreatInterest Being; Manifested at^Butte in the Trial of Roberts^for Murder.
OneSide Concludes Its Caae After the^Examination of Twenty Wit-^foe tha Territory.
Chicagoat Last Wins a (lame^The Races^at ^t. LemU.
Chicago,Jane 8.^Close but compara^^tively uninteresting was the ten Inning^game to-day which Chicago won. Score^^Chicago, 2; Cleveland, 1. The batteries^were for Chicago, Hutchinson and Somen;^for Cleveland, O'Brien and Zimmer.^took tin innings.
Boston,June 8.^ Kadbourn sprained^his leg in the game won by Boston over the^Quakers. Score^Boston. 10; Philadel^^phia, 8. The batteries were for Boston,^Kadbourn and Madden; for Philadelphia,^Ganzeil, Buffington and Clements.
Pittsburg,June 8.^The home team ar^^rived to-day after a disastrous trip and de^^feated Indianapolis in a well contested^game. Score^Pittsburg, 1; Indianapolis, 0.
Rainprevented the game at Washington.
AtBaltimore^Baltimore. 7: Cinclnnati,2.^At Kansas City^Kansas City, 9; Brook^^lyn, S.
AtColumbus^Columbus, 7; St Louis, 11.^The Athletic-Louisville game was post^^poned on account of rain.
Race*at SU Los Is.
St.Louis, June 8.^Attendance large.
Sevenfurlongs^Bridgellght won in^130X, K. T. second, Tudor third.
Onemile and an eighth^Cartoon won,^Fayette second, Strideaway third. Time^1:86*.
Two-year-olds,six furlongs^Little Crete^won, Amingo second, Penn third. Time
Miledash, maiden three-year-olds^May^Lapse won, Lucy P. second, The Kik third.^Time l:47}f.
Allages, one mile and a sixteenth^Los^Angeles won. Soluble second, Lela May^third. Time LSI*.
JeromePabk, June 1^The track^day was fair.
One-halfof a mile^Kempland won in^5l^4, Baby Royal second. Heathen third.
Onemile^J. F. D. won in 1:401a', Evlean^second, Ballston third.
Onemile and one-eighth^J. A. B. won^tn 2:00, Mayer Damo second, Charlie^Drieux third.
Three-fourthsof a mile^Miracle won in^1:1^ ^. Fl'/roy second. Guarantee third.
Fourt'en hundred yards^Brown Charley^won in 1:23j*, King Crab second, Salisbury^third.
Onemile and a sixteenth^St Valentine^won In IMH, Wynwood second. Gens
Killan to Meet McAullfle.
St.Paul, Jane 8^Pat Klliea, heavy^weight champion of the northwest to^^night telegraphed his acceptance of the^pone of 82,500 by the Golden Gate club of^San Francisco for a fight with McAuilffe.^He leaves for the west la three weeks, and^under the management of ^Pope^ Gooding^will give exhibitions between bare and^Portland.
SpokaneFalls, June 8.^[Special to^the Independent]^ Paul Hani, tha half-^breed Indicted at Kathdrum, Idaho, for the^murder of Mrs. Peevy and her child in the^Co ux d'Aleoes, two years ago, escaped^from jail this morning la company with^Joe Ttahnah, an Indian, also Indicted for^murder. Hani was arrested once before^for the Peevy butchery, bat owing to lack^of evidence the grand jury failed to indict^him. Lately one of his accomplices dying^of consumption In the Cceur d'Alenea,^made an antl mortem statement, showing^Harri s guilt Harrt also while drunk^acknowledged the .killing in the rinsnwsj of^a aqaaw named Susan Lanteeux. When^the marderers escaped they spirited this^woman away to tha hills with them and^the officers fear they will kill her
TheDefense Is to he Dseerl oa the Theory^of insanity- The Prisoner's Chares^Mot Bright.
Butt*,June a^(Special to the Inde^^pendent]^Unusual interest has developed^in the Roberts murder trial here, and when^the case was called this morning in the dis^^trict court every seat was crowded and all^the standing room was occupied. The legal^formalities lasted but a few momenta,^when Roberts, the defendant was brought^Into court He maintains the unusually^calm demeanor that has marked his^duct ever since the commission of^crime. He Is, however, a trifle paler,^much better dressed than when Is^cerated. The prosecution was to the bands^of Attorney Dewitt with G. W. stapleton^to assist him. The defense is conducted^by J. H. Duffy and Charles O'Donneli.^The prosecution began presenting^mony at if JO, and at 11 ao rested its^having examined twenty witnesses In two^hours. The presentation of the case was^unusually forcible, and when it ended (bare^was a general feeling that the defense was^Impossible. The three points established^were these: Roberts quarreled with Craw^^ford two months ago and threatened to kill^him; then came an interval in which he^profeased to have been reconciled. On tha^night of June IS he again threatened Craw^^ford's life, and on June 14 he deliberately^shot him dead The testimony of ail twen^^ty witnesses was direct and conclusive,^and the cross-examination made no at^^tempt to shake them. At the conclusion of^the testimony for the prosecution the court^adjourned until 2 o'clock.
Mr.Duffy then took the floor, and after a^brief address to the jury began his defense.^He rests it wholly on the theory ot insanity,^and his first proceeding was the summon^^ing of expert witnesses. Drs. Harding and^Todd, of Butte, and Dr. Steele, of Helena,^were examined, and this exhausted the^session of the court for the day. The doc^^tors were examined as to the causes of^temporary insanity and its manifestations,^but all were very conservative In their^statements, and left the defense^but little ground on which to pro^^ceed Other testimony of physicians will^be taken to-morrow. The defense bases^some hope on the fact that some two^months ago in an altercation Crawford^struck Roberts with the handle of a pitch^^fork. An ugly scar Is still visible on his^head, and an effort will be made to estab-^lah that the depression in his skull at that^place would be likely to cause mental ab^^erration. Public sentiment is very strong^against Roberts, and at present he does not^seem to have one chance in a hundred to^escape with his life. He was never pop^^ular and his victim was well thought ot by^everybody. Roberts is 6V years of age and^carries two bullet wounds received at the^battle of ShUoh while he was a soldier in^th* union army. He has resided In and^around Butte for twenty-three years.
EACHWANT THE CHILD.
MpokaaeFalls the Sssse or a Mother's Caa-^tost for Hor Little On..
SpokaneFalls, Jane a^[Special to^tho Independent]^For several days T. B.^Gilliam, the well-known San Francisco in^^surance man, has been at the Windsor^hotel, accompanied by a woman whom be^called his wife and a little girl 5 years old.^Yesterday morning the pair took a walk,^leaving the child at the hotel. During the^absence a strange lady called and took the^child away. Upon their return they noti^^fied the police, who found the child at the^Arlington hotel in the possession of the^woman wo carried It away, and who^proved to be the mother and Gilliam's di^^vorced wife. The parents of the child^talked the matter over, and a compromise^was agreed upon, the mother permitting^OIj Ham to take the child back to the Wind^^sor upon his promise to return it before^night This he did not do, hut left town^with the woman and child during the^night Mrs. Gilliam, who is an artist will^remain here until she can earn money^enough to continue the pursuit She baa^i art studio in San Francisco. She pro^^cured a divorce in San Francisco last fail,^nothing being said about the poaseaakw^of the child The mother has been follow^^ing Gilliam since March, being detained^several weeks In Tacoma by fever. She^^ays the woman with Gilliam is not his^wife,
TheMeeting- of the Natloaal^Philadelphia Indefinitely Poe)
Lia-coLw,Neb., June a^I^Fitrgerald, of the Irish National League of^America, to-day Issued a circular, postpon^^ing the meeting of the league, which was^to have been held July 9 at Philadelphia.^This was done on the cabled advice of Mr.^Parnall that such action be taken. The^postponement Is until after the ending of^the present session of the British parlia^^ment Upon the receipt of Parneli's cable^the members of the executive committee of^the league were wired his wishes. Thirty-^three delegates, including the officers, re^^plied favoring a compliance, three opposed^It and three could not be reached. Par^^neli's cablegram was In answer to one^from Fitzgerald to Wm. O'Brien urging a^representation at Philadelphia from across^the water and asking particularly for a^Protestant nationalist. President Fitzger^^ald points out that a similar postponement^of the Chicago convention took place In^1H87 upon Parneli's advice, owing to the^difficulty of sparing suitable representa^^tives. Mr. Fitzgerald adds, ^That any^statement that the postponement la in any^^way connected with the abominable mur^^der of Dr. Cronin is absolutely false.
neJvatioalaUDeek Lobgk, Jane a^[Special to the^Independent J ^Considerable excitement^was created on Main street this evening by^the arrest of four members of the Salvation^Army. After marching down the street^they stopped in front of the postofflce and^mmenced singing. A large crowd col^^lected, when the city marshal appeared^upon the scene and marched them off to^jail. A tremendous crowd followed them.^They were finally released and returned to^the barracks.
Aidfor the Mufferer*.
Omaha,June a^The mayor to-day is^^sued a proclamation for aid for the suffer^^ers in tha Pennsylvania floods. The gen^^eral manager of the Pacific express com^^pany, offers to transport over the com^panv s lines all money and merchandise in-^tended for the sufferers, free of charge.
SpokaneFalls, Jane a^[Special to^the Independent]^Hattie, the 4 year-old^chUd of Frank G. Johnson, of Ritzville,^was fatally burned to-day while playing^with matches. Her aunt the wife of Hon.^R. J. Neergard, waa severely burned In^attempting to extinguish the flames.
Mrs.May brick 111.
Liverpool,June a^Mrs. May brick,^who It is alleged poisoned bar husband, is^so ill she is unable to appear in court. It^is alleged May brick before his death, wrote^to his brother that If his Illness proved^^ fatal an autopsy ought to be held.