THAT DEATH-DEALING WAVE.
Its Velocity, Its Appearance and the
Dost of Wind that Preceded It.
Sl. I,uni, Globe-Democrat.
The velocity of the wave is an inlet"
citing subject of inquiry. The infor
mation upon this point is in some re
spects puzzling. Voung Fark, the
engineer of the South l'ork lake, stood
by the dam and saw the water go over
the crest and eat out the lower side of
it. He says the water commenced
Tunning over it at i o’clock in the
afternoon, and that the dam gave way
at 3 o’clock, having sustained this
■wearing away process for two hours.
The clocks in Johnstown show that
■water reached there at 4:07. The
■wave ‘hen was an hour in traversing
the twelve or fourteen miles of narrow
■valley to the place where it did its
greatest destruction. The fall in that
distance is about 560 feet. The ve
locity varied. It was not so rapid in
the upper part of the valley. The
people at South Fork, the first settle
ment in the way, escaped without ex
ception. The losses of life were com
paratively small at Mineral Point and
at Conemaugh, but when the wave
reached the latter place its velocity
■was tremendous. F'rom there to Johns
town the wave had a straight course
and it moved with a Speed which can
only be estimated by comparison.
The whistles of the engines gave the
alarm. People looked up the valley,
saw a black mass coming straight tow
ard them, and tried to run up stairs.
The water entered the houses and
mounted the stairs almost as fast as
the people did. At least that is what
many claim as their experience.
The railroad men who saw the wave
from the tops of cars and from the
hills from various points, quite gener
ally agree in a description, which gives
the movement the character of a suc
cession of checks and rushes. They
say the vast load of trees, houses,earth
and other wreckage which the wave
carried with it caused a temporary
dam to form a dozen times on the way
down. Coming to a place where the
valley suddenly narrowed the mass of
timbers and trees would be crowded
and would slow up. Behind the dam
the waters would back up until the
pressure became too much, and then
the mass would go out with a great
rush. Foreman Kelley, of the Penn
sylvania road, said one of these tem
porary checks occurred near Cone
maugh. The water was dashed back
and the spray dashed forty feet high.
The whole surface back of the moving
dam surged and boiled. But the check
was only for a few moments. Then
the mass let go* and moved straight
down the valley, striking Johnstown
squarely in the center, crossing through
the heart of the city and plunging over
Stoney creek and into the South Side
before its impetus was again checked.
'4 Foreman Kelley thought the center of
i the wave was at least 15 feet higher
than the outer edges. This series of
checks of the wave on the route down
is the only thing which will account
for the length of time occupied in the
passage from the dam to Johnstown.
The speed was much greater than
fourteen miles an hour while the wave
was moving. If there had been no
- ’• 1 holding up, the route would have been
traversed in half the time it was, but
the force could have been Jiardly more
William Davis, the aacnt at Cone
maugh, observed what others noted,
! 1 the rolling and boiling and grinding
movement. The water was carrying a
great load, but the logs and other
objects were continually tossed above
the surface as if the mass was full of
Another phenomenon which many
saw was the wind just ahead of the
wave. That wind, Foreman Kelley
said, actually moved houses from their
%\ foundation before the wave reached
lift them. This explains, in some degree,
the declarations of one class of eye
witnesses who saw the wave go by
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D. E. MAXWELL, A.U MArDONKLL,
u. Munagcr, G. P
. W It KID. Agent at ThomasviUo. Ga.
We will open, Monday, April 1st, at th
place lately occupied by Mr. P. If. Hone
a line stock of fresh meats. ihef, Mutton and
while at its greatest velocity. These
insist that there did not seem to be any
water in front of the wave. The front,
*' ■ according to their description, was a
rolling collection of trees, rocks, earth,
. houses, timbers, cars, grass and every
thing else moving down thevalley.with
a great lake pushing behind it. Ol such
appearance was the front of the wave,
they say, until the valley widened at
VVoodvalc, and there the water came
[it | forward and mingled with this moving
£jto, wtd tfce whole mass, without any
regard to the river’s channel, plunged
through Johnstown—at the same time
a hurricane, an avalanche and a flood,
with all the destructive powers of each.
Our meats are from our own larnu?, bit,
juicy and sweet. We will be glad to receive
your patronage and will serve you with the
cat meats at the lowest possible prices.
F. I*. Horn & IIuo
Indian Spring, Ga.
W,A. ELDEIlProprietor, .
For rates, analyst? of water and infor
6 10 tf E. A. Elder Manger.
IM PO R T ANT
PEAR GROWERS & SHIP! ERS.
Consolidate jour Shipments to Houses
who have Standing and Ability.
After careful investigation I have connect
ed myself with the following reliable houses:
\V. L. Snvder, John Stout and Wm . Gimble
A Co., New York, Kedliehl St Son. Philadel
phia, Rennett, Hand St Co., Boston.
The above houses will act in concert and
indeavor to hold the market* up. I will re
main in New York during the shipping sea
son, and give m> personal attention to the
business. Receive dailv quotation* from each
of Hie market a, and wire to llu Timed-Enter
prise for publication. When your shipments
are scattered it tends to break down the mar
Jos. S. Norton,
Office 32U Washington St.,
7-y-tf New \ ork.
(jrorge llliiit, Ambrose (Hivit, J. P. Cokjmt.
Melons and Pears Specialties.
;i:J5 Washington St.,
Itufcrcncf: .North Itiver Bark.
179 READE ST., N. Y.,
^Southern Fruit and Produce-
Particular attention paid to] the
sale of peaches, pears and melons.
Sales reported daily and returns
I h tin iet t & Hall,
t ollJIISSKIX .tinItCIIANIS,
Fruits and Produce.
Melons and Pears
No. lO L WKHT STREET,
Jacob T. Bennett. Joseph ^. Thorn.
BENNETT & THORN,
No. 302 North Front St.,
Philadelphia, - Pa.
William Halley I Co.,
COMMISSION - MERCHANTS.
Melons a Specialty.
11)7 WEST STREET,
Reference: New Yolk County National
Member of tho Moreantlle Exchango, New.York,
Produce i:\chango, Philadelphia.
WALTER S. HILL,
Produce Htnuion Merchant,
— FOR Tilt: SALK OF—
Lei.'ontc Pears anil Melons a Specialty.
200 I > LA NIC rT,. NEW YORK.
Ilelerences: Irving National Dank, N. \
Fruit Growers’ National Rank, Smyrna, Del.
Represented in Thomasvillc by A. C. Drown.
500 Cars Watermelons,
5000 Baskets of Early Fruits,
l orjwhicli I " ill pay highest market -price
in cash, or sell on commission, and I will
pay a reward of .i>'2, r > to the person shipping
me the ear ol the largest melons tliis|scason.
This reward is over und nbove the market
price of said ear when received.
A. I*. TUCKETS
Wholesale Fruit anil Prodnre Dealer,
Ileferenee: People’s Hank nnd oilier bauks
|,ere; also It. (i. Dun k Co., nnd the wholesale
merchants of this city generally.
E. «. WOODWARD,
Melons and Pears Specialties.
174 CHAMBERS ST..
4 C-26 diw 2m
JOSEPH PIKE'S SON, ■
—And Healer In—
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
Florida & Georgia Fruits & Vegetables
ON FA 1IK PliAt R, NEW YORK.
Melons and LeOonte Pears Solicited.
Represented in Thotna8villc by A. C.
Brown and John W. Mitchell
Green and Dried Fruits, Melons
Or anything you may have, to us.JJ Wc have
a very large trade in the above articles, and
can place your shipments tons good advant-
fig a as any house on the market. Wc invite
correspondence from all parties having any
thing in our line to ship.
SUMMERS, MORRISON k CO.,
174 South Water Street,
Reference: Metropolitan Nat. Bank. daw
W. C. SNODGRASS. B. F. HAWKINS
gXODGRASS <& HAWKINS,
Borneo. Formerly occupied by Entcrprisejef-
IJI M. Mcl NTOTSI-I,
Physician A Surgeon,
CVOk'k'ICE .over ;Stark’s,|corner; Ilroad nnd
J^R. JOEL B. COYLE.
OFFICE, Ilroad St., orcrll’lckctt’s.
J 11. COYLE, I). D. S.,
ThomasTlllo, • • • Oeorgla.
Offora hit eervicoa to tn eltlzofis of Thom-
asvlllo and Ylclnlty.
Office hours—From 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., and
Offlco—On Jackson street.
Mntuni.. . G.YniHUL
J^ITCIIELL & MITCIIELTj,
Thomasvllls, • • Georgia.
JJA?S T SKLL & MERRILL.
Attorneys-at-Law and Insur
rhoinasvlllo, • . • Georgia
Offlco—Ovor Watt’s storo.
g g. mclendon/
ThomasviUo. • • • Georgia
Promptattentlou given to al
trusted to him.
Offlco—Over Watt’s store, cornor
Al Cot nor of Broad and Fletcher streets, [aug
S. DEKLE, M. I).,
Office in Hayes Huilding.
Rosldenco—Cornor College avenuo and Mag
TolephcBO communication, No. 25 for night
BY FAR THE
HEW YORK OR BOSTON
— IS VIA—
Central Railroad of Georgia.
SUMMER EXCURSION TICKETS
Now on sale at reduced rates. Good to
return until October .'list, 1889.
Magnificent Steamers nnd elegant ser
vice. Free trom the heat and dust incident
to nil-rail routes. If you are sick the trip
will invigorate nnd build you up. Go cast
hy sea and you'll never regret it.
Passengers, before purchasing tickets via
other roples, would do well to inquire first
of the merits of the Route via Savannah.
Further information may. be had by apply
ing to the Agent nt yojir station, or to
M. S. BELKNAP, W. F, 8IIELLMAX,
General Manager. Traffic Manager,
K. T. CnARLTOX, CLYDE BOSTICK,
*Gen. Pass. Agent. Trav. Pass, Agt
FROM ALL PRINCIPAL POINTS IN
TUEfSOUTH TO CHICAGO AND
Wo through express trains dally, with Tull
man I'alaco Buffot Sleeping Cars by night,
and Chair Cars by day, between Cin-
clunattl and Chicago, Indianapo
lis and Chicago, and also be
tween Louisville And
where close con
nections are made for
St. Paul, Fargo, Blsmark, Pol-
land, Omaha, Kansas City, San Francisco
and points Intermediate—
New Fast Mail,
Leaving Loulsyllle, Dally except Sunday, at
7 *30 a. m. Cincinnati, Daily, except Sunday
at 7:45. Arriving at Chicago at 6:55.
Tho most rapid service over attempted be*
tween tho Great Commercial Cities oji thd
Ohio River and Chicago.
ffirl hrough Coupon Tickets, Baggage check
ed to destination, and your safety and com
fort provided for, are among tho points that
havo made the
Universally and deservedly popular.
OUN B.CARSON. Vlco-pres’t and Gon’l Mgr
W. II. McDOEL, Gen'l Traffic Manager,
E. O. MCCORMICK, Gon.l Passenger Agent
K. W. OLADINO. Passonger and Freight Agt.,
158 Brood St.. ThomasviUo Go.
(Opposlto Pinoy Woods Hotel.)
THOMAS VILLK, - (iA
E.B. Wliiddon, Prop.
This house, Ioentecl.lji the most deslr-
ublo und central part of the city, is new
nnd comploto in every pat tit ular. Fur
nished in the most elegant manner and
provided with all conveniences of mod
ern hotels. The menu is perfect, and
lift) servico rendered by trained andlpo-
lito servants. Terms reasonable, anil
prices graded according to accommoda
tions furnished. Carriages Irom tho
house meet all trains.
Fife & Beverly
AND ALL KINDS OF *
Wo aro prepared to furnish anythingV\n
od in tho Lumber Link, Wo make a speclult
Mouldings, Turned Scroll Work,
The inostolpborato designs will bo faithful
ly and correctly oxocutod. Wo operato the
best equipped mills, and carry tho largest
stock of so isoned lumber in Southern Oeor
gia. Parti >« wanting lumber willsavo monoy
by consulting us boforo placing their ordors.
FIFE k BEVERLY
MM & Leml
Contractors & Builders
Wc will bo glad to mako contracts for, or
superintend, all classes of buildings, public
or prlvato, in either brick or. wood. Will fur
nish plans and specifications it requlrod. If
you want any building done call on us, and
wo will submit estimates whothor contract is
awarded us or not. Wo will guarantco satis
faction in all our work. Wo refer to tho many
buildings erected by us in Tlioiaasvllle, and
to all partios for whom wo have worked.
Shop on Flotchcr st., 2nd door from Broad.
ThomasviUo, Ga., April 3, 1889,
B. D. FUDGE,
Tin and Hollow Ware,
of all kinds, and agent for
King’s Powder Co.
This new :u\d beautiful hotel, elegantly
ELECTRIC BELLS, GAS,'
First class in all of its appointments, has
been leased by M. G. Whitlock, former own
er and proprietor of the late
Hi? table and service will satisfy the most
fastidious. His beds arc delightful. Terms
The Old Bill Bryant
place on Jackson St.,
Good neighbors, and
convenient to South
Georgia College and
Terms so easy that
anybody having the
will, can have a good
home. Apply imme
HEAL ESTATE BROKER,