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   Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1889, Trenton, New Jersey                                VII. NO, APPKJiNOON. JU.NK 5, Scenes and Incidents in the Streets of Johnstown. QKAVE DIGGERS WANTED. Bereaved Fathers Obliged to Bnry Their Families Themselves. DYNAMITE Jtf THE DEBRIS. It Fails to Separate the Mass of Wreck- age Above" the Bridge. Manj More Bodies Hare Beea Recovered, but They Lie Unlnterred and Menace the Health of the living It If Now Reasonably Certain That from Twenty to Forty Pnaiengers on the Railroad Trains Caught In the Flood In All, About Corpses Have Been Brought to The Fourteenth Reg- Imrut Has lletn Called Out to Do Police lands Are Reaching Jttag- Qfllceut 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, Morrnllville, Korn- ville and Conemaugh will never be known, yet a fair attempt is now being mnde to as- certain it within a reasonably fair limit This is being done through a bureau of regis- tration Iwenty-eight Agencies have been established within the flood dlatuctH, and all Ivors have boon notified to register them- selves mi 1 theii families at once There were 21) 500 i eopla residing in Johnstown and the boioughs named before the terrible catas trophf, cni have so far registered When the woik of regisliation is finished, it will lie known about how many persona are inking The woik is veiy carefully and thoioughly done, special care being taken to prevent duplications bupu mtendent Morgan, of the Cambria Iron company, who is regarded as an ex- ceptionally level headed man, has returned THE BRinOE OF DfATH from a tour of the entire flooded district He declare  1 L" The workmen continued in a few minutes they came to tbe of the mother and three ofaildito. The were completely burned uff, but Was of their clothing lef t to reeogtiise them by. What wasjnft was picked up, coffined, the old gentleman fdlo-ed the itrrled them away Unclaimed i Fourteen bodies remain unclaimed at the Cambria City morgue twu at vtlle. At the Peelervllle school house the a Sixteen bodle. have but two, load of cefflm 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 Isl- and. The father and several sons secured work in the Cambria iron works. All weue drowned except Harry, a 13 year-old son The little felluw IIIIH been taken in ehnrge by a living out of town He bays hk uncle, Thomas B Pngh, lives m Westerly R L Buryln- the Unidentified Dead. Yesterday was the day set aside by the citizens' committee for the burying of all the uuidtntiflid dead that have been lying in the morgues since Sunday At 10 o clock m the morning tbe men who werain chaigti 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 cemfttti 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 yesteiday morning, and no impletne 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 ptrhaps 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 attoi 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 Westmore- land Coal coiipunv was among the passeu gers on the day express east on Friday morn ing Ho states jwsitively 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 peo- 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 expi 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 jouug 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 thoir 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 womnn made a desperate effort to save the child! 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 Pittsbiirgers, 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 aiianged the scheme for clearing the streets. "Men and fiie will do said Evan Jones. "We have about m all We'll just gather up and cast all this ti uck out on the flnts there and set flre to it The wind will 1MB WHECKAOE AT THK BRIDGE, scatter the af-hea, and there won't be any- thing to reminl the citiz nsof 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 mesnn all removed, nor will It be for several days. will Uj Ueul giouud ueit 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 ipeny from the earth, they would think it was absolutely so Johnstown is sure to agaiii. The action of the Cambria Iruii him been Those that money will rebuild at their owu ex- pense, unrt thosi who have no money, but ,Jiave good properly, will borrow the neces- y fuuda, There are no mortgages on any leal estate to speak of. The city owes noth- mg, in fact is in splendid financial shape. Thoee who have money can lend it here to private citizens at good Interest, or invest it in Uued to pay for new bridges, birlld- tngs, 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 fac- tories and industries that will be started. Thin is the feeling of all prominent Johna. town buninSs men and it Is bound to count rv Stacbhoiue, of the Cambria Irou company, is superintending tbe work of the 900 men, who are clearing away the debris in and about the wortra When asked what he of the destruction at prjMut, he said: Our lo s will not be qniti as much at lownr wnrltn we first sunn fed, probably Distribution of guppltji Gen Hastings has instructed hta A. L. Spangler, to organize the follow- ing departments of diali Ibution' Beef and moats, clothing, tinware, flour, coffee, sugar tea. Mftj. Bpangler ha. i special department including Kernville, Woodvale, Cambria City, Monellville, Coue- and other towus, and in of win depots, from wUHJaWbute u r D H uliams, o Con ell lost bis father thioo sisters and a nn< ,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 LNSVVICK N J June 5 The stu dents if t uuitn i have raised fjitU.T ist  and i ol J fiomthedes tituto who pouiod into ou ever tiam from Johnstown, and tho big, opot" h ai ts ot the Pittsburg public provule.1 them with temporal v hornet Ewiy public msti tu Ion was oallc 1 mto requisition, and many piiv ite hous s have opened hospitable dooi to the homeless. The Pittsbuig ladies bavetakt u the worl ofiehoMn haul and it is certain to be don both f rli leutlj and tenderly An organ 21 tion has boon effected mil prepaiatioiis made on a suiTe commensurate with the A force of men has been mustered in tt meet evtry Interning Hum Horn the eas with cari lages and take suffeiers at once tc the Second Piesbytoiian church, wheie 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 porary 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. Gori-rmir Iteavei and J'renldent Hairisoi Doing Lvcrything Possible HARKISBI RO June 5 Beaver has been silting bj a n Union operator for ten hours diuctiiig movements at town, giving intoriiut on to President Har- i ison as to the condition of affairs m the 11 xxled district, aud gotting news from the vai lous parts oi the state on the subject received a longdi-patcu from the mayor nnj (ther of Williamsport, showing th' wi tck.s accomplished by the freshet and the Jest tution existi g in that city di ch i tuat thousands ol people are homeless, that actual want prevails, and that piompt support is urgently njedeil The loss of lumbei alone is e tuuated at eri IKK) 000, while other dnmage done by tho 11 will extood that am unt Owing to the unpre- ln.h HBtei the necessaiy supplies cannot be obtained at Williamsport   turn New Haven, Conn. A dispatcl to the govemor from Williamsport toy. has been subscribed by the business men for the relief df the suffei ers. The lat- est information received through the mayoi of Willinmsport is that many houses weie carried away, and that the sanitary co idition of the inundated portions of the city is hor- rible, requu ing the immediate application of jlisinlectants. Williamsport, The News says, was not tl o only suffei er by the flood, but nil tha towns m the vicinity were visited by the wateis with feaiful effect Working at Washington. W AIHINGTON, June 5 Harris n NW been m telegraphic communication all day with Governor Beaver at Hariisburg Asa result the secretary of war givei orders that pontoons be sent immcdiuUl) from Wtst Point and Willett's Point, N Y to bridge the Conemau0h i iver The cabinet met to mMimot unnd-ng prov.sions from Washington, uod a relief train wa> started for Johnston n Chlrf tor Of H0041 Ba, tptrllla U ut the 'act tbtt thli Ml'iaUr aceompllihu that Is ei-'med for It. IU i i1 nurlt won Merit Wins. (wpuum, Ud ,1 filer thin that ot other Mort It rnrei Scrofula, all Hnmori, ate. oiu> by a L "nod I AW t 1 Presents in the most elegant fomi THE LAXATIVE AND NUTRITIOUS JUJQE FIGS OF CALIFORNIA, Combined with the medicinal virtues of plants known to be most beneficial to the human system, foumng an agreeable and effective laxative to peiaia- nently cure Habitual Consti- 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 CLEAHSE THESrSTEH El-tKTUHLLY When one is Bilious or Constipated THAT- PURE BLOOD, REFRESHING BLEEP, H'ALTH and NATUHAi i Y FOLLOW Every one is using it and all ate delighted with it. ASK YOUR DltUOQIST FOR J.C.I 'i.- Jl-J.t-i.ft MANUFACTURED ONLY BY CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. SAH FRANCISCO, ML. KY NCW YORK, H Y. THEGNiY Kir MUSING rtMIS OEO. A. MOSS, New York. For by all Grocers Stove Dealers. 1'ARASOLS Fine Umbrellas Are all the Demand now, and yon ivill fln( the AND FINTWT STOCK at Goods and Pnraiol Store, Only the Boat Goods at POSil'lVRI.Y LOWFK PB1UK8 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 Fmeat Goods for the Leant Money. ENGLISH AT.PAOA UMBRHI.T.A.9, Beautiful Material, in 24 and 28 inch, at 50c., iOo. and 75c worth double the price. The Inest mnde 26 inch Silk and Fine Wool Gloria at 25 and np wards, all AERAN-iKD best made. Fine Parasols and Umbrella? made to order and Covered and Repaired. We cannot be nirproed, for we keep the argest and buil made Caps in ending vari- ety. Priceo cannot be boaten Mutiinlcy Co., 27 AW 29 K. 8TATJS ST., K. J., Will place on exhibition this week the most select line ot Trench Satteens in the city. Our stock of Black Chantilly, Juipure Flouncings, and also the Draping Net, exceeds anything we ever oflered at the prices. It will be to the interest of myefs of Needlework Flouncings and Hamburg Embroideries to and examine our immense isgoituient, as they are sold at ess than value. We can give you the beat value in 46-inch Black Henriettas cnown to the trade, at 50c., 75c., 35c. and 98c. a yard. We have all the colors in plain )ress Goods, at prices from lOc. o 98c., and can match for com- nations with plaids and stripes, n Bilks, Sarahs and Wool Goods. Jersey Jackets, Jersey Waists nd Beaded Wraps at closing-out trices. Special bargains in Window Our efforts to make the millirv ty display beautiful, attractive nd effective in prices, has been a ;reat success. Table Tjnen, Towels, Crashes nd DometfUcs at away-dowu alue. SPRING STYT-KB iR1 Derblao For Spring wear, IN COBRKirf SHAPES AND COLOBS. NOW RKADY. OF THI New bpring Styloa, BEST HAKJ MADK THK HATTKR. MUNCH putcAii until i u, -a.- Collars and. alr iTcnch Shirts i 1 1 1 XX Grade In all the Now Oolorc, for 3h Cents. A. W. IV" i INJ Ti 1 i L j INJ i i 1 i f T 14 Norlh Greene Street, Trenton, N. J. HDUCATION. OF 1'HH Hj w A IO1'1 I I A M JN I BUSINIiSS COTJJiGK FULLY APPRKCTATKD BY AN INTELLIGENT PUBLI'J. during the anhool year. (No names ocunUd twice In TH IH QKT5AT HUCCKSg gives special emphasis to onr claim, to superiority r H K FAUi' school a wide and experience In this special line of educational work, ha. brmln., and Alii, believes in comcl-ntfous Writce and den it to everv student. TMJ5 SUOUKSS OF OUK OBADUArBfl in the leading ?-nHng, Me.nantlle and nfaoUHng Tn-Utntloni of thla and other cities superior worth of om 1HRKK DTWTINUl' DRPABTMBMITJ A.-iemle and Short H.nA mOBOCGH INBTKUfl'ION QUARANf IH BACH, your nmme I School Monday, September 3. For Oollnge Jour.ial, Spflmem of Penmamhlp, THOS. J. 60ff, Tienton, N. J. ROOMS, 10 12 B. GRKKN ST. in v 
                            

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