Altoona Mirror

June 01, 1889

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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - June 1, 1889, Altoona, Pennsylvania Vol. IV-No. 298. ALTOONA, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 1, 1889. SIX CENTS A WEEK. GOSSIP SMILE! We want .to give "-about a million of you a chance to smile. Several reasons why. All good ones. Most people pass through life a smiling or a frowning. The smiling sort live the longest and the best. It'e just as easy to smile as to froMn. Don't take up so much room nor leave so many wrinkles belling it. You look better after a smile; others feel better for it (this is eonfideji- dential to the girls) and like to be around where the smile is. A smile fits in right here. Ladies' and Children's Jersey Ribbed Vests, 12c.; White Shirts, Linen Front, Stair Carpet, Brussels Carpet Child's Gauze Vests, 10c.; Mar- ,iles Qnilt, 85c; Curtain Scrim, 6c.; Cheese Cloth, yard wide, 3c.; Gingham, 4c.; Ladies' Black Jersey, fast color, 60c.; Gloves, '4c.; Challies, fast colors, 6c. and Crinkled Seersucker for 5c. We are showing all the latest novelties in Parasols and Sun Umbrellas at low prices. Look at our Carpets carefully and critically and get some of them. In place of heavy-hearted sighs happy smiles will thereafter wreathe your face. Come in and see our store. You will meet friends here. It is a favorite stop- ping place. FRANK M. MORROW, (JORNKR ELEVENTH AVENUE AND TWELFTH STREET, ALTOONA r GALL AND SEE US 1 This is our greeting to ono and all to our old friends, that they may see the wonderful changes we have effected, and to those not already acquainted will) us, that they jaay have ocular demonstration that there is EOiuetiing to gain by giving us their patronage. QUANDT CHERRY, Tho Leading Tailors. IIKLIED GENERAL MERCHANDISE NO. 9O9 SEVENTEENTH STREET. THE BEST GOODS AT THE LOWEST MARKET TRICES GEM FLOUR PER SACK, (Best Flour in Marlrct.) Golden Eagle Flour....................... S1.40 Sugar Cured Ham per Pound............ 14 Breakfast Bacon........................... 12; Frosb Eggs per Dozi b Eg er D Tomatoes per Can............... 'orn pur Can.......i............. to 7o [ifr IU jr Can....................oOe. or S for 25 15 Sweet Pickles per Dozen.................. 10 Shatter Dressed Corn...................... 10 Chop per Humlrocl Weight...............fi.'s AlaoaFuUJLinOOf California .Evrporaled and Dried Frniton Uumi. Ureen Goods Sleoelved Dally. Goods dt-Uvered tree to hJl parts of thu city, Yuur u-ady fe respectfully solicited. R. H. GRIFFIN, ----DBALER IN- FLOUR, FEED, BfiLKD Doors, Mouldings, Lath, Shingles, Dres.sed Lum- ber, Nails, Etc. NO. 170S OTNTH AVENUfi, ALTOONA, PA. >FO. 1708 'WAY UP! SREGlLTIVBHiE! SEE OUR DISPLAY! THE FINEST IN THE CITY From the Finest to the Lowest Priced Plaids, Stripes and Plains. Just the thing for Natty Dressers. GOETZ, The Tailor. FIRST EDITION. 2 P. M. WRECK AND This is the Story ot the Twin Days ol Deluge. THEHTE18COKEITHE EARTH Untold Lives Offered on the Al- ters of the'Waters. A Great Line Paralyzed. East and West Travel is at an End. JOraiNtCITYOFTIEDEiD THE LIST Of DEAD UHNUMBEEED, SQUTHFQRK AQUEDUCT BREAKS. Tt Sweeps Day Express With All Iti Passengers Into The Torrents, Tyrone a Practical Ruin The liciuilinil Borough in Des- olation's Grasp. As the Waters Subside liuuion Conipreh Meeta With Disclosures That Stun Hellef und Exceed the Wildest aud THOHt Weird Is Uucoreretl tn .Mental View Sceues Kiceedlnff tin of Description and Open the IS; to CutaHtrnphiM and tlutt Fancy Cannot Kien Fietnre Cental 1'onnsylvanla In with Dead in Kever In Karlldy Hlstorr und the Material Damages Cannot bo Confine, to Millions of Dollars Acunuuts -Ayree Upon an Endless of'Slcknn- iug and llcart-ltreaking Details. From' the meagre information that cornBs from ilm scenes of it luge desola- tion over Ontral Pennsylvania to day from the wild reports aud awful strmiwro specting Hie lerrible work ot the Hood in Blair, Huntingdon and Cnmhria counties; from the excited description of travelers from the Enst. who have been forumite enough to find in Altoona a haven of ref uge, aud from such limited knowledge o) the situation gathered over the telegraph and telephone wires, the MIRKOII believes that not one half of the story of tin great- est flood in the present century set down to the credit of this section of the State has been told. As the waters subside the details of destruction and havoc wrought outbythefloodswill undoubtedly disclose to human view not only an appalling loss of life, but it is entire probable that many who were swept away into the depths of the roaring mountain, torrents will never be heard from again. This is not only a chapter of public sorrow and grief, but it brings to many homes the trial and the affliction far greater than the material loss of property. The storm vras of thirty jours' duration, and the rainfall ginigcd five and a quarter inches in Altoona. At this present writing a rough estimate of the IOSF of property would be oi which can be safely credited o Blair and Huntingdon counties alone. Pittsburg Division Cut Ofl" The situation on the Western, or Pitts )urg Division of the Pennsylvania road beggars description and staggers be ief. It is simply beyond human compre icusiou, aud in the absence of definite telegraphic returns from responsible .ources, fugitive and general statements are highly conflicting. In tho present condition of affairs, nothing is exaggerated ,nd the imagination is unequal to the de- naud. It is a settled certainty that the lourishiog city of Johnstown and neigh >oring boroughs have been overmastered by the great tragedy of nature. Tele graph communication has been almost entirely cut off since yesterday morn- ng. It is all too truthfully and leflnitcly established this morning that entire trains figure in the loss and that undreds of lives have been sacrificed on ho swift altars of this latter May (lay dc- ugc. Day Express due in this city yes- terday noon, Mail East due at 2 o'clock yesterday and a special of one engine and car on hoard of which woro many Ponn- sylvania Railroad Officials, cannot he ac- counted for. They have been swept froti the track it is thought, ami lost in thy waters of the South Fork aud Coueuiaugh Engine 1170 pulling u fast freight was literally hurled from the track and has not been seen or heard Iroui since. Dmtli on tho Special. A telegram received in this city this morning says that prominent on the list, of the dead is the name of Victor Wier- man, Assistant Engineer on the Pittsburg Division. He is a brother of Mrs. T. N. Ely, of this city, and the siul intel geucu was conveyed to that lady early to day. Another prominent man among the dead is Mr. II. A. -Master Carpenter of the PitUiburg Divi sion. Michael Tmuip, assistant to Supei- inteudent Pitcniin, escaped with his life li appear.-; that >vhen IhcSpi-ciitlanivcd m Conemtuigh borough the great wave from the South Fork lake swept along. Mr. Wiermau aud Mr. were standing mi the track aud wtio caught up by the teething torrent which swept them on to death. Their hodit-s have not been re- covered. Mr. Trump, who stood by them, c.-capeil by running for his life. Those on jnanl the Special who remained in the car are safe. South Fork Acqiieiluet Goes. bunks greitly strained from de- terioration cf eoiisliuction during the past twenty years, the South Fork acqucdvct, a body of water five miles in length aud three miles in width and formerly a 6up ply to tho old Pennsylvania canal, gave way o'clock yesterday morning. Its location is immediately above the village of South Fotk to the left aud in a ravine and in past seasons it has been a pleasure resort for Western Slate people in search of a restful retreat from the heats of sum mer. Wheu this great body of walei broke iis confines it carried with it the larger portion of thu prosperous village of South many homes into it current. There were four persons iu the signal tower and thoy saw the coming waters just in time get up tho tnoun tain side to places of safety. An operator by the name of Kennedy, not BO swift o limb as his companions, hildon to a tree while the deluge passed over him. He was picked up more dead than alive. This was the torrent that hurled engine 1170 running special freight cars from the Pennsylvania trucks, just as if they were so much driftwood. Down the South Fork ii tore with unimpeded velocity am' power. It struck first Day Kxpressin th ravine and nothing has been hcarc of that tram since. It is greatly to be feared that most of Uioijo on bouri! have become victims of the flood. In the absence of particulars all is doubt and uncertainly ns to its fate. The scene at Johnstown is beyond any picture that fancy can paint. Conemaugh Rorough had rows of tenement houses leveled to the earth as if they were so many paper boxed. Such is the story of this niofniug The Woodvale mill standing on a flat be twecu Conemaugh and Johnstown, 6uf fers heavy1 destruction in machinery auc iu undermined foundations. Johustow presented a wealth of prey that the on- coming torrent grasped iu its rulhless em brace. Fate of Dnj- Express. in on a special train from Lilly this morning at 11.20 o'clock, stat that a house standing belaw the South Fork aqueduct, was literally' carried on the crown of the lake's waters aud to it it, responsible the loss of Day Express. En- gineer Hawkins, of Deny, was in the cab of the Day Express engine aud he is the only person whose name can be learned of the large number on. board the ill fated train. The Day Express quivered from end to end as the house struck it and in a moment answered the call of Jdcutruclion by rolling from the track at the famous curve below the town. Every passenger board is reported lost. It IB simply impossible to learn definite particulars. Thousands of the Dead in Jolmstoivii. The situation of Johnstown is particu- larly adapted to destruction by flood. The :ity, or old borough proper, lies upon a tlat that is scarcely 8 fuel above the Con- emaugh river lied, and when we say that fifteen Icei of water covered the tomes of people in the short space )f time often minutes, we tell the whole story in a nutshell. Without any ques- ion the destruction of human life runs ip into the thousands, and in the untold confusion no names can bo given. The vater covered the public square at a depth of 8 feet. Not a store along Main street aved a single tiling. The 'tribune office s flooded from end to end, and it is said vill issue a. special editiini from the Somer- ef" llertihl office. Tho destruction to the iroperty of the Cambria Iron Works is >cyoml computation. The enormous ex- ent of yards is hidden from sight, the uassivc brick structures arc undermined, and this, coupled with a similar disaster the new works ot the Johnson Stool Street Railway Company the ndnMrial interests of llmt very prosperous find populous community. The residents of Conumaugh borough fled for their lives to the highlands of that Monell- ville aud Moxham are no less unlbrtiinatc than tho neighboring boroughs. The mammoth Pennsylvania round house at Conemaugh is a thing of the past. It was undermined aud fell, and every engine under cover is a ruin. The new Imvn of Jeaunctlc, beyond Greenslung, is re- ported gone. This completes tin- verv meagre particnhus il has been possible to obtain of ihe great destruction and cal- 11111 itj' to the west of Altoona. Se-vrn l.ivrs Saved on Iln.v Of all the number of pasMjugirs nu I5xprc.-s nnd Muil train, when the bvmih Fork broke, only seven arc n-porli d on the list of ihe saved. They arc ;is Mits. (Ii'N JOHN LATTA, Philadel- phia. Miss AMANDA HAMMCIIS. Ktigelsvillo, York rounly. EinvAHD agent of ihc Ameri can Hrioi ;ind Shot1 Oju-niling Company, Boston. J. 11. SMITH, At-fiH'iali- Press reporter, Plttslmrif. DAVIH rrfitlcnre unknown. JIus. Miitv L. S'n.'iKiis, Philudelphin. DAVID HEMIV, lesiilence unknown. In speaking of the wreck at Soulh Fork Mr. Smith snys that word cume lo ihi trains standing near the niviue that tlu aciuiediict was giving way and the) should move wilh all speed up the road. This warning was immediately followei by prolonged whistling from un near the before any rcaliuiiim of the rapidly accumulating danger oouk be hud the flood in sight. With loud ciies to those in the cars to lire for their lives, the water circled the trains and encompassed evorylhiug. Mr. Smith says there never was tuuh a sight as I'm one that followed. Three men on lop o the mail traiu were pitched from sight lib the cars rolled over on their sides, an floated down ihe Fork. Kvery one or board uuuk in a watery grare. Saving Two I.lttlo Children, Daniel Mowr, one of the seven who 09 oaped iu the brief moment succeeding Die warning, jumj.-cd into the torrent at Uio risk of his own lile and saved the life o two little ones who were being earriei away. The father and mother of ihe liu tie ones were drowned before thccycK o; they had been trying lo save. Ii wns a most itfl'ccting sight Mr. Smitli and Jlr, Lyou nianuged to reitcU Ebenn burg last night by driving overland -n tho heavy storm, and gaining Grcsson morning they came lo on a np( from Lilly. ON THE MIUIII.K DIVISION. Tyrone is a practical ruin. The pas- senger bridge is gone aud chokes up the below Ihe forges. JUKI as a hcuvj Tyrone Clcarfield train rolled over the r.iilroud bridgt1, that structure swnyci from the and joined the rjigiiii river tearing along beneath. The Hale 'Eagle crtek covers the streets of tho borough and Sinking Hun assisls iu lh' work of destruction going on at the upper end of thu town. Thi tannery grounds arc swept cleau and the paper mills are flooded. Taking counsel of their fears tho mochants along Main street began removing iheir at noon yesteiday to the secuud lluoii- and Conrad's Openi lloiitc became a point for Kesidenis along Juuiatn, Alle ghcny, Blair und J'ald Eagle streets Wok upcaipets and removed furniture. Thek .uticipatioiis of trouble were more thitu realized. Itreiiking All Itoundu. By evening the floods came. TheJuni- ata broke all bounds, and impeded in ii course by Uiu Bald Eagle, it backed up the lowlands, and then look iu the town. At Tyrone, Forges Fast Line akurried through si.t inches of water on the track. At Tyrone staliou the waters laved the edges of the platform, indicat- ing lully six fuel of water above .Main ttrejet bridge floor. This kept on swelling until tho second stories of numbersof dwellings were in the deluge and Main street was a scene that may never be witnessed again. The damage is very heavy. At the Forges the houtes were covered. The Ward House stood surroumiudand y cut off. It took cure of many persons cut off Iroui their homes iu the stricken "Where will this end was ,he cry from hundreds of victims gmteful ,o save something Irom the ruin. Foujf Feet Deep on Main Street. At Birmingham and Spruce Creek the nhabitanlB sought the railroad tracks for nfcty. They arc huddled there thi; morning glad to stand in inches of water. What mupt be their thoughts a3 they garx; over the devastated scene where stood their late comfortable homes. Conductor Samuel Alst, of the Jefferson Clefirficld, was in Tyrone at 1 o'clock this morning, lie says that the water stood our feet deep on Main street at VV. Fiskc Conrad's House, and the iniiUitiiilu vas wild with excitemcnutriving to etcipe he flood. Honors east say that bridges Seven nnd Twelve, above and below Ty- rone arc down. This is true of the oiie t-elow the borondi The bridge ui Tip- ton still holds, but is very shaky. At. borough the west irackiston. up 11 space of four hundred feet, and throo is licnvv destruc-lion from tho over at Bell's Mills. Aromul t'niiljiort mid Irvona. Conductor Samuol Alft, who in from Conlport over the Jefferson A- fleld Road this morning, says thai s.tw Hell's Gap Itoatl fullers iu heavy loss ;r that, section of the country. Fnurtcvr. house-sin port were swept do-.vnimhi Clearfield Creek and Irvona Lumber r< loses a.OIHI.nili) logs from their boom. bridges nf Tin1 fiill'sOup road at Conlpof I have almiir with .'iijoi.it yards of the new fill at Irvona. Heavy land slides are ii-poited along the Bo.U't IN '1111: COUNTY. The full chapter of destruction iu ths lower of illair county fomi-s to iht front in the smilightor in-day. Tho.liuji lain river had fulleii to 0 feet beiuw hip. watermark at mwn to-day. The new frui. bridge Unit nyi the couniy lo bvrili is gone. The bridges mi the Pitt.-burgr and Philadelphia piUe, ruiihiug ihraugf. llolliilayslrtirg, Canoe Creelt aud Franks- town are gone, three in u lump. The I brer- mile dam embankment is parliaVrv wnshod away along tho railroad abon Flowing .Spring. Two passenger traiue arc penned in there. P. will lake fully veek lo get the branch road" into suy kind of travelling condition. DOR- canvillc bridge is partly gone amV part of the house of .lames MiK'hfll is. thu foot of plain ten is among the iniueluf. Tho loss in the County will reach up KL the hundreds of thousands. Saved u Life at Tipton. John Shirley, of jMarlinbluirg, who wio KOincwhat under the iuUuencc of liqum wandered from Alloona AccommodaiiOE b'riday night, while Uio train was blockK; HtTijiton tower aud fell into about feet of water. The Baggage Master oT the train heard groana and Immediately began to search in the dark vrlien he dis- coveicd the man holding to the fence along the ditch. A ladder was obtained at the towerand by the assistance of the (Iharles Steiner of Condnclor J. C. BciA- holder's crew, the man was relenr-ei fruui his perilous position. It was quite, a mini cnloiH csmpi: us the old gentleman woult! doublless have gone under had he nuibeci. when he wna. After the IIIIL was iiikeii om of die water a dry auk wu- furnished liiui, and Uio train men deserve a great deal of aredlt for assibtanoe rcc- dered. Sjfccinl Seniifiu on the Plonl. AI Ihe beoond Presbyterian church it the morning, the pitsior, Rev. Arthur W. Spooncr, wi'l speak on the theme, JTfct Oreat Flood." Iu the evening he will nnolher phase of prohiWiion. The inemlwrs and teachers of the buudny school urereijiieHtcd te Uear in mind ihe fact that the hour for its-oce sion 189.15 n. m. A cordial invitatloni- extended to to attend these vices Quito n ppouiinuul featuru in ihe wji- dow of Druggist J. C. Weidman is waj; figure of n lady most profusttly drepjed lifting a bottle of tmellingsalta to hej nose. The llgure lifte cverj' few sec- ond iu a most giaaeful HS; uatural as attracted qulie 113 MI tention. Cliallii'.i ul Gallic Co. 's. The famous Paris ilousFeilne Cliail'Hfr; can now bo had at Cable Co. '.s sit a yurd. People wlio bought these paid OTjc. a yard for tlieiit Chat's the wliole storj', aud it applies rniny other goods than the Challies, They A re Honutlf'tL Tho new Challica Uuit Gaiilo ft Co. now selling at lOc a yard are neat aac pretty patterns. pickle-6 in bottU'jj and tw, dozen, ut TUB finest 3 cent cigar in the cityu the Kid Glove. MABELS, the best five cent flgaj u. Ihe city, at Dick Ford's. USB Golden Dove Flour. OHRISTOPHES'S Tho only place in the city to get ter? till Adams' Express can furmic. Also, Frtbh Grated Horse Radish. Dry Goods have never boon n Altoona asKihlr: se-lltag tltou. now. We do not place a few baits here and .here, but give you uniform low prices everywhere. Everywhere throughout tho store, in every department, tin; prices arc low. Co., 1402 Eleventh avenue. He-ad Krr.nk M, mow's new ad. It each you how to save a few dollars. Robert Mantell is vjsitiug rolallves U. Scotland. ;