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Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1889, Trenton, New Jersey VII NO 5 Scenes and Incidents in the Streets of Johnstown DIGGERS WANTED Bereaved Fathers Obliged to Their Families Themselves DYNAMITE Jtf THE DEBRIS It Fails to Separate the Mass of age Above the Bridge Manj More Bodies Hare Beea Recovered but They Lie and Menace the Health of the living It If Now Reasonably Certain That from Twenty to Forty on the Railroad Trains Caught In the Flood In All About Corpses Have Been Brought to The Fourteenth Has Called Out to Do Police lands Are Reaching Proportions and Everything Possible Is Being Done for the Com- fort of the Survivors JOHNSTOWN Pa June 5 the total loss of life at Johnstown And the surrounding boroughs of Cambria ville and Conemaugh will never be known yet a fair attempt is now being to certain it within a reasonably fair limit This is being done through a bureau of tration Agencies have been established within the flood and all Ivors have boon notified to register selves mi 1 families at once There were 21 500 i residing in Johnstown and the named before the terrible catas cni have so far registered When the woik of is finished it will lie known about how many persona are inking The woik is carefully and done special care being taken to prevent duplications Morgan of the Cambria Iron company who is regarded as an ex- level headed man has returned THE OF from a tour of the entire flooded district He th it only about persons are now where Ined and had their being the flood Gen Hastings maintains that the death lirt may not exceed 8 000 and of this he bodies will never be recovers J Mi the chief of the bureau of said that he is convinced that the number who perished n fully or mole More Nineveh hundi ed more bodies have boon found Nineveh This makes 700 bodies found ut that place Gen states he wishes to deny published to the effect that bos n lynching and ing heie since Saturday Says he I hose reports are utterly devo d of troth Evi ry mi knows there is no truth in these blatem nta but tin people away from here have no means of obtaining information only through the newspapers I think theie is enough truth to tell here without publishing false and sensational More Needed What is needed hure now more than thing else is grave diggers of bodies aro lying around and there li no one to dig graves During the morning fifty funeral passed to the cemetery It was not an unusual sight to see two or three coffins cai i led along one after another followed by a number of mourners in the same procession It is Impossible to secure wagons or conveyances of any kind all the funeral processions are on loot William Gaftney perform d a pitiful the Induing On his father's and wife's side he lost fourteen them his wife and family He got a man to take his deceased relatives to the and he dug his wife's and children's gi and bur ed them In spooking of the he aid I never thought that I could inch a sad duly but I had to do it and did H No one hiw nny idea of the feelings of a who acts digger and pallbearer to his own family The sight to be saon on the river bank was the of Mr Qllmore who st lili wife and family of five Ever tince the calamity this old nwq has been seen on the river bank looking for family He on the firemen playing stream of ou the place the house stood and where the bodies of his family were to lay fii e men his tin stream on the place lor several hours ally cne of the nun picked up a cha ed skull ev dently that of a the old man up and he That my There Hot my Go on nnd get the of td The workmen continued in a few minutes they came to tbe of the mother and three The were completely burned uff but Was of their clothing lef t to them by What was picked up coffined the old gentleman the them away Unclaimed i Fourteen bodies remain unclaimed at the Cambria City morgue twu at At the school house the a Sixteen bodle have but two load of hx P A He nuu an jut worth of stock on hand but gave it all away to the flood suf A family of ten persons named Berber came here last Wednesday from Rhode and The father and several sons secured work in the Cambria iron works All drowned except Harry a 13 year-old son The little been taken in by a living out of town He bays hk uncle Thomas B lives m Westerly R L the Unidentified Dead Yesterday was the day set aside by the citizens committee for the burying of all the dead that have been lying in the morgues since Sunday At 10 o clock m the morning tbe men who werain of the burying started to work and were busy all day There were no pathetic scenes at these burials 1 he men who were hired to do this work sec mod to do it as a matter of business The bodies were interred in the nearest the places where were found About noon a procession of fifty coffins wai seen going up the hill above the railroad There was not a mourner present and the sight was a ghastly onj to behold It will take several days to bury the bodies in the different graveyards aa there were few graves dug until morning and no its to dig them with A large men have arrived from Pittsburg and they were immediately put to work digging graves Altogether about 300 bodies were taken to the different cemeteries yesterday Twenty Perhaps Forty Perished It is now definitely settled that at leas twenty and forty persons were lost on the two sections of the day express that AS THK RECEDING FLOOD I i JOHNSTOWN left Pittsburg at 8 a m Friday and ou the accommodation ti am that was about to leave Johnstown that noon 1 here have been numerous and conflicting reports about how many trains were caught m the flood lut from mo t reliable soui ces it has boen leai ned that three trains wero caught by the water Mr Edward McCullough of the land Coal was among the gers on the day express east on Friday morn ing Ho states that both sections of the day express and the accommodation were caught in the lood Said ho It is my opinion that at least twenty ple were di owned from the trams In fact I can count that man musing myself and the death rate may go as high as forty There was one parlor car and three sleepers on the iss and several other cars We did not know of the flood until about thu ty seconds before it was upon m We heard the whistling of the engines nnd all who could ran to the hills Among the passengers weie two ladies one of whom I think lived in Pittsburg and the other who had been visiting hti in Pittsburg lived in New Jer sey 1 hey heard the wai mng and ran out of the car but it was muddy and they went back for overshoes and before they could get away they were caught by the water nnd drowned The next morning we found them dead A Colored Hero The colored porter and nne woman were lost from one of the sleeping cars The porter U led to save the woman and they were both drowned In another car an old gentleman was lost and m the parlor car a woman lost her husband and sisters and another lady passenger and her three children were lost The made a desperate effort to save the en but it was useless as the odds were so great against her A woman named Chustian who lived in Missouri was lost from one ot the cars and twelve passengers in the day coach are missing One of Daly's theatrical companies was on one of the trains but I dg not think any of the members were lost It is said that at eleven of the people lost from the tram were but it is impossible to ascertain any names The railroad company has some names of the missing but refuses to give them out until they are certain the people have been drowned Clearing tbe Streets Capt W R Jones and Evan Jones held a consultation and the scheme for clearing the streets Men and will do said Evan Jones We have about m all We'll just gather up and cast all this ti uck out on the there and set to it The wind will AT THK BRIDGE scatter the and there won't be thing to the their trouble In an hour a hundred tents were up and the men were teai ing down the mountains of lumber and logs and piling them ready for the Great billows of flames have been reaching up toward the lowering clouds all and now the streets are passable to all parts of the city although the debris is by no all removed nor will It be for several days will Uj Monday between the rivers upon which Johnstown people may again build and again grow rich and great Home philosophic residents have even come to regard the flood in the light of a solid advantage and if It had not swept so from the earth they would think it was absolutely so Johnstown is sure to The action of the Cambria him been Those that money will rebuild at their owu ex- pense who have no money but good properly will borrow the y There are no mortgages on any leal estate to speak of The city owes mg in fact is in splendid financial shape who have money can lend it here to private citizens at good Interest or invest it in to pay for new bridges streets and whatever else new is In ay Mr or two Johnstovvu will be mon than herself again The population lost will be replaced by people who will be wanted in the Cambria Iron works and new tories and industries that will be started Thin is the feeling of all prominent Johna town men and it Is bound to count rv of the Cambria Irou company is superintending tbe work of the 900 men who are clearing away the debris in and about the When asked what he of the destruction at he Our lo s will not be as much at we first sunn fed probably Distribution of Gen Hastings has instructed hta A L Spangler to organize the ing departments of diali Beef and moats clothing tinware flour coffee sugar tea ha i special department including Kernville Woodvale Cambria City and other towus and in of win depots from tun will enable in charge to give to all who are am prevent The principal i at the Pennsylvania station t portion of the platform has boen off and large tables filled with all kinds of good cooked and uncooked foo I ar ranged along the whole length of it are on guard not only to repress the crowds but also to prevent the o loafers who are very abundant 1 hose ask ing aid are admitted to the wn ed passage way and as fast as thei wants are attendee to their baskets filled and addresses fa they are hustled out at the other en 1 where also are stationed several officers who nar rowly scan each outgoer in order that he or Bhe may not duplicate the visit in the same day Mayor Spangler says We have an abun dance of everything except boots and shoes and there should be a supply of them un mediately Rach applicant is supplied with a day's rations either for himself or his family Those who do not have families and are hungry are given lunches from the supplies we keep on hand all the time Money is of no use just now Many have money and are willing to buy but there is nothing to buy m the city am we can sell nothing Medical Belief and loose Who Keed It Dr W B of Johnstown is m charge of the medical relief He is assisted by over 300 Dr Low man The day or two very people were seen They are coming m now by the score sickness is getting alarming and see our duties multiply Nervous prostration pneumonia ami fevers will be and are the most frequent ments and pneumonia is sure to bo very prevalent be ause of exposure in the water and dampness There are 2 000 uck m the genu al hospitals here and in the boi already and there will be three times as many WB must to disinfect the city immediately Two car loads of dism have already been received from Pittsburg but a tram load be required list of the recovered dead keeps up its appalling growth but the list of is not so large owing to the fact that many of the bodies recovered are burnt be- yond recognition or decomposition has set in The ascertained 1 st of bodies has boon augmented by 138 more m Johnstown Cam bria and a Wood vale and it is 32 at Nineveh and ity The undertakers are becoming fagged out many having worked day and night for seventy-two hours Away the Wreck Arthur Kirk of Pittsburg yesterday began preparing to c ear away the raft of wreck above the bridge I can give no he said of the length of time it will take but it will be a THE RAII ROAD BRIDGE work of weeks I have had some experience in blasting wiecks but this is a job of magnitude I cannot tell yet to what extent the current of the river as we bring it back to its channel will assist the dynamite The solid raft is about 400 feet wide by feet long and since burning down to the water it is about 20 feet thick Say that it will average 15 feet of tree trunks heavy timbers locomotives railroad iron machinery and wire from the works all tangled and wedged together as only a flood can do it The work of a flood is the work of a maniac without plan or gence It has no beginning and no end There is no keystone to it great stick of timber every mass of iron is a separate key With the dimensions I have named the solid raft contains about cubic feet to be blasted and wrenched away Our plan is to at the foot of the raft in the fli at arch of the removing the light and ashes and taking out such bodies and fragments of bodies as may be brought to view Then we will bore holes m the large trees and timbers at that spot load them with dynamite and to pieces When we have broken up a small place in that archway we wi 1 turn the water into it by moans of a bracket dam across the new channel We will work up and across stream taking out the i as fast as we uncover thorn The bodies will not be injured by the dynamite It is nature of that explosive that though very powerful its effect is to the mattei surrounding the charge differing from powder which tears a wide area though much less completely The current may wash some bodies away aa sections of the raft break up but no others that are in there will be lost I have 200 men and the work will be pushed as fast as possible The y becoming a one to the cities down stream as well as here The that washes among decaying bodies goes on down to the influent pipe through which the people of Pittsburg and Allegheny get their drinking water It's hoi t ible to think of Liggett commanding a squadron of the companies of the Fifth regiment hna placed guards all over the burning debris and given orders to shoot nil persons not working who would not keep off the wreckage A five pound of dynamite has boon among the at the second pier at the west end of the stone bridge It made a ten report but failed to dislodge miy uf thu debris MONEY FOR THE SUFFERERS The President Presided at a Meeting In WASHINGTON June meeting for the relief of the Johnstown sufferers at brought together many prominent public officials aimy and navy officers and citizens and resulted in generous tions and donations of money provisions and clothing Ha risen presided and made a brief but eloquent and impressive that touched the of all who heard him and elicited his ence frequent applause It was an astic meeting and the responses to the dent's call for immediate subscriptions were prompt and liberal The bar gave General Miller 100 John W National Metropolitan bank National Bank of the Republic Private Secretary Halford Noble 1250 George H Union oft Davis and Mrs Proctor HOC and Auditor General Lynch A RI number ot citizens iw An agate of wag subscribed Perhaps more than the money were tie quantities of food and clothing donated by of throughout the city Just at the of the mooting an effort was made to a resolution thanking the president for his services as chau man of the mooting and for the interest be had manifested in tbe but the president begged the gentleman who the resolution to withdraw it and then declaring tbe meeting adjourned quietly left the halt College N Y June a mooting of the faculty and of Cornell wai for the Two who la th i D H o Con ell lost bis father sisters and a L 11 the Johnstown flood Stops Hnv lit i t Uu n by this city to send aid to th si 11 n region H N J June 5 The stu dents if t i have raised v mils and us in the tucto nts in the i use and a o i j tl lady stt here ale as no wor has b ui from then mil since tho phc i 1 lilt M nt nn 1 it el p that xX ill lei m cj men are active uri I toilet t oos wi 1 b mad in all churches on next A con ign ment of clothing and j i ov w ill be sen Johnstown of the Good Work I'll June local relief com had its hands fu 1 if wor and ifc coffi falling with c the stt diain on which however removed all possibility of a floot of money Tie iah torrent nevertheless swept and i ol J who into ou ever tiam from Johnstown and tho big opot h ai ts ot the Pittsburg public them with temporal v hornet public msti tu Ion was 1 mto requisition and many ite hous s have opened hospitable dooi to the homeless The Pittsbuig ladies u the worl haul and it is certain to be don both f rli and tenderly An organ 21 tion has boon effected mil made on a suiTe commensurate with the A force of men has been mustered in tt meet Interning Hum Horn the eas with cari lages and take at once tc the Second church the are fed and those who need it clothed The bodily wants relieved they are taken from the chuich and plated in the various tern hornet There were workmen sent out ou a special tiam last evening aimed with picks shovels etc and thoy created a decided sen sation a- they marched down Fifth avenue The tools and equipments on the tram were valued at STATE AND NATIONAL AID and Doing Possible RO June 5 Beaver has been silting bj a n Union operator for ten hours movements at town giving on to President i ison as to the condition of affairs m the 11 district aud gotting news from the vai lous parts oi the state on the subject received a from the mayor ther of Williamsport showing th wi accomplished by the freshet and the Jest existi g in that city di ch i tuat thousands ol people are homeless that actual want prevails and that support is urgently The loss of alone is e at eri IKK 000 while other done by tho 11 will that am unt Owing to the the supplies cannot be obtained at Williamsport nor telegi to Fitler ot and Mayor Kennedy ol Reading to ch lood trains to Williams poi t and in to a requ st of the ui or Ham ou had a similar tiam from Washington Fust Vice Piesi dent of the Pennsylvania railroad has devised a plau by which the provisions uia b transported to their destinations trams will be met at bunbury by a steamboat which will carry the supplies to a point be- yond w here the bridge at y tion stood when they will be loaded ou a ti am foi Williamsport A the governor has ordered a load of tents to Williamsport they are in- sufficient to meet the demand The United government is nko being drawn on for tents Pontoons to Bridge the The governor has suggested to the deut that pontoons be sent to to be swung across the streams and used to take the mountain over them The president has telegraphed that they have boen ordered to be shipped Judge White of Indiana county and r Hull of have been d ly the governor to organize forces to re- move the debris on the Conemaugh and rivers and that he will see that funds are The Foui regiment has boon directed to to Johnstown to do police duty boon heard from Lock Haven and the gi eatest fear is felt by the 1101 that dreadful will be received f torn that place within a short time The governor has received a contribution of turn New Haven Conn A to the from Williamsport toy has been subscribed by the business men for the relief df the ers The est information received through the mayoi of is that many houses weie carried away and that the sanitary co of the inundated portions of the city is rible ing the immediate application of Williamsport The News says was not tl o only er by the flood but nil tha towns m the vicinity were visited by the with effect Working at Washington W June 5 Harris n NW been m telegraphic communication all day with Governor Beaver at Asa result the secretary of war orders that pontoons be sent from Point and Willett's Point N Y to bridge the i iver The cabinet met to from Washington uod a relief train started for Johnston n tor Of Ba U ut the act thli that Is for It IU i i1 won Merit Wins Ud 1 filer thin that ot other Mort It Scrofula all ate by a L nod I AW t 1 Presents in the most elegant fomi THE LAXATIVE AND NUTRITIOUS FIGS OF CALIFORNIA Combined with the medicinal virtues of plants known to be most beneficial to the human system an agreeable and effective laxative to cure Habitual pation and the many ills de- pending on a weak or inactive condition of the KIDNEYS LIVER AND BOWELS It is the most excellent remedy known to When one is Bilious or Constipated PURE BLOOD REFRESHING BLEEP and i Y FOLLOW Every one is using it and all ate delighted with it ASK YOUR FOR MANUFACTURED ONLY BY CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO SAH FRANCISCO ML KY YORK H Y Kir MUSING OEO A MOSS New York For by all Grocers Stove Dealers Fine Umbrellas Are all the Demand now and yon ivill fln the AND STOCK at Goods and Store Only the Boat Goods at than anywhere else for we are now 27 in and have he Boat Bargains all the time In everything as we keep up onr motto Goods for the Leant Money ENGLISH Beautiful Material in 24 and 28 inch at iOo and worth double the price The Inest 26 inch Silk and Fine Wool Gloria at 25 and np wards all best made Fine Parasols and made to order and Covered and Repaired We cannot be for we keep the argest and buil made Caps in ending ety cannot be boaten Co 27 AW 29 K ST K J Will place on exhibition this week the most select line ot Trench in the city Our stock of Black Chantilly and also the Draping Net exceeds anything we ever at the prices It will be to the interest of of Needlework and Hamburg Embroideries to and examine our immense as they are sold at ess than value We can give you the beat value in Black cnown to the trade at and a yard We have all the colors in plain ress Goods at prices from lOc o and can match for com- nations with plaids and stripes n Bilks Sarahs and Wool Goods Jersey Jackets Jersey Waists nd Beaded Wraps at trices Special bargains in Window Our efforts to make the ty display beautiful attractive nd effective in prices has been a reat success Table Towels Crashes nd at alue SPRING For Spring wear IN SHAPES AND NOW OF THI New BEST THK MUNCH until i u Collars and alr Shirts i 1 1 1 XX Grade In all the Now for Cents A W IV i INJ Ti 1 i L j INJ i i 1 i f T 14 Greene Street Trenton N J OF Hj w A I I A M JN I FULLY BY AN INTELLIGENT during the year No names twice In TH IH gives special emphasis to onr claim to superiority r H K school a wide and experience In this special line of educational work ha and Alii believes in and den it to student OF OUK in the leading and of thla and other cities superior worth of om and Short IH BACH your I School Monday September 3 For of THOS J N J ROOMS 10 12 B ST in v i J THAT WE ABE and I WK AKB Suite low H low Suits np to 30.00 np to WK ARK Or tun All-Wool Pant I'M 00 Bait WK ARK SHILLING Thi fin i WK ARK But 60 Shirt 76 WK ARK Si w f t
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