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THE WASHINGTON CRITIC
I'mt fades (lin Denting day
Ah westward mote the Hunt
lis in. it Till! CI11TIC Insleiu
Willi now for oicry one
21ST YEAIl-N0- 6,498.
Disastrons Results of the Great
of Lives M in
lireat Loss of Property in Various
A Part of Washington Flooded The,
Damago in This City Likoly to Be
Heavy The Rivor Still Rising
Scenes and Incidents No Definite
Estimate as Yot of the dumber
Drowned at Johnstown Roports
Tho l'otomac was ncsormoromitddlly,
destructively picturesque than to-day, even
In tho great flood or twolvo years ago.
Then tho valuo of tuo interests imperilled
along tlio river front was much less than
now, nud tho present Indications aro that
the damago may ho twlco as much before
this flood Is over as then.
In Georgetown tho destruetlvcncss ot the
Hood Is greatest, Every wharf along tho
rhcr front is under water, and, neir Thir
tieth street, Water street, on which all tho
hlg mills and wharves aro located, Is under
water for two squares. Experienced men
who have hocn about tho river front lu
Georgetown for yoars unlto In prophesying
that tho water will go higher, much higher,
lietoro tho flood Is over. If this proves to
1)0 the caso tho damago cannot be less than
icn times wuat it is estimated at now.
About six o'clock this morning soruo bis
square timbers such as aro used for building
bridges began to run down tho river. At
tho samo tlmo thoro was u sudden rho of
two or thrco Inches In tho river. "This
water Is from JIarpcr's Ferry," said the
Old liver man. It seems that thero Is a big
timber mill up thero whero timbers of this
hort are made on a largo scale. Whenever
there Is n flood these timbers aro washed
dowu tho river and as thero aro uo similar
ones any whero clso they show that the full
volume of tho flood at Harper's Ferry Is
lushing by with them. It takes about
twenty hours for tho water at Harpor's
Ferry to run down to Washington. Tho
flood at Cumberland was jestcrday .re
ported to bo oven moro serious than that of
Harper's Ferry, and as It takes about twice
as long for water to run from there, Tlvcr
men prophesy a still greater rlso In tho
river hero beforo night. In this ovcut th
damage will bo much greater.
The river began to rlso la6t night. Thou
sands of dollars' damago was done In tho
pitchy darkness, tho result of tho heavy
raliis lato In tho afternoon. Rook Creek
chauged In tho early night hours from a
quiet stream to a surging, rushing, destruc
tive river. Throo canal boats belong
ing to the Harbor Asphalt CompanyJ were
shipwrecked. It was about 0 o'clock. A
half dozen canal boats wore moored In the
canal ucar tho outlet gates through which
boats pass Into Hock Creek, Just below the
l'enusjlvnnla avcuuo brldgo nnd In tho
creek. Tho canal gates wcro broken
open by tho pressure of tho water
In (ho canal, aud this flood, ming
ling with tho torrent that rushed
dowu the swollon creek, broko the canal
boats loose from their moorings, aud ono
by ouotbey swung away from tho banks
aud shot down tho creek. All but thrco or
four of them wero caught and tied moro se
curely with ropes, and to day they aro toss
ing and rubbing against each other just
above Easby's Point ocr what was dry
laud jestcrday. Thrco of the boats, belong
ing to tho llarbcr Asphalt Company, struck
the brldgo and piles near It, and wero
wrecked, going dowu tho river lu pieces.
01 aich canal boat was a family, tho cap
taiJBfamlly, ond they wcro6cared to death.
Tho crews of tho boats, too, wcro aboard,
aud their nlgbt was ono of peril. Thoy all
Micceedod In getting off, though, and too'c
refugolu thoofllco building at Wlnshlp's
'1 ha flood carried away tho landings at
Bob IlolUmnn't) bargo abovo tho bridge
and the water is clear up In tho houso as
high as tho top ot tho bar. His loss will bo
heavy. Tho Sharpshln Fishing Club's
batgc, which was very handsomely fitted
up for U6o as a club-house, was anchoicd
out lu tho river oft Analostou Island, oppo
site Georgetown. All night long It
tugged at Its anchorage. The Janitor
or steward becamo frightened last evening
aud abandoned It. Hut the anchorage held
against the flood, and tho thump, thump of
floating logs and trees against tho float ou
which the houso was built could bo heard
on the shore aboo tho dull roar ot tho
flood. Hut about 10 o'clock this morning
tho anchois gavo way, and tho new birgo,
wblch was about forty feet loug and nearly
as wide, swung half way around and then
srtcd down tho angry rlvor ut a horse,
Just below tho Washington Canoo Club's
lnudsomo barge, which was tho same sort
of a floating houso as the Sharpshln Club's,
only larger, was anchored. Tho Sharp
Miln bargo was headed, right for It, and pco.
pie ou shore who wero watching expected
to see them both go dowu tho river together,
The Sharpshln cumo ou, faster and faster,
and w cut ciash Into tho Canoo Club's barge,
It did not break tho Ir.ttor looso from Its
anchorage, but It smashed somo of tho
stanchions badly, Tho Sharpshln carcenod
out on Its sldo aud raced on down tow aid
tho Long llrldgo. It struck ono of tho
6toup piers of tho Long llrldgo and wout to
pltccs. The- barge was a braud now one,
as (ho club Is, too, and tho loss Is denim
able. Aualostan Island Isn't qulto as big as It
was, tho rlicrhavlug swallowed all but the
higher portion of It. A largo part of the
Uvei, Instead of sleeping around the bund
lo tho eastward, tal.es a short cut across
the Island, All tho boat-club laudlugs up
Iho ilvcr have been swept away aud the
I out housts havo suffered no little damago.
The I'slng water did not reach tho floor of
tho Columbia Club bouse until about fl
q'ciock. Ibis monitpg, Then It came up
with a rush, uud tho men had to hurry to
Btci.l tho boats that were lying on tho floor.
The more frsglle shells were carried out
snd Into a neighboring bilck storehouse.
Tho othci1 boats wcro carried out and laid
oulbo cobblestones In the street that leads
down tho steep hill to tho house. At this
point tho water comes up
ALMOST TO THE rWVFJirST
on Water street. So far as could ho learned
noiio nf tho boats wcro carriod away. In
tho lotoinoc and Analostan houses the
ltnlla Wn.n UnnlliiH ah,....! I it.. n .
boats wcro floatluir orntiiul In tl.n fli-.f
story, tho w atcr being u foot or two over
tho floor, and tho doors had to be kept shut
lo prevent tho boats being carried out and
down tho river by tho current.
The landings aro In Imminent danger of
being carried away, but asldo from this aud
tho datungo to Ihd boils by their hasty re
moval nono of tho clubs will suiter much,
unless tho river rises high enough to carry
the houses away. A list ot tho losses along
tho liver front, mado by Critio reporters
this morning from statements mado by tho
owners of tho various properties, shows
that alieady tho damage Is unprecedented,
Tho Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Com
pany will bo by far the heaviest losers.
"It Is entirely Impossible lo form an Ide
of our loss," said President Stephen
Gamble this afternoon. "For miles tho
rlvtr and canal arc all one, tho river having
risen above tho canal banks, and until tho
river goos down wo cannot tell whether tho
wLolo levels are destroyed or not. Last
night a canal boat rati Into our dredgo
and It was carried out Into tho
rlyer and sunk. Our loss on tho dredge Is
$3,0CO. Then Iho Georgetown htad of the
canal" Is probably all filled up with sand and
will have to bo due; out, Tho river has over
flowed tho canal all tho way from Lock
Miles to Lock B. Thero Is Imminent dan
ger of tho canal walls breaking, and yestcr
dny wo contemplated cutting through tho
level above Georgetown so as to relievo tho
strain, but tho men we'ro ' afraid to work
"Tho nlnc-lnch hose at Cumberland Is also
filled up with sand and gravel. Below
dams 4, C and 0 and Harper's Ferry dam
tho river Is all over tho canal and tho river
and canal aro virtually ono big stream.
Our reports Indicate that tho water Is going
to be as bleb ns It wi In i7 unit 11m ,im.
f ago as great. After that flood It Cost us
22S,CC0 for repairs.
Commencing at tho brldgo at tho upper
cud of Georgetown Tun Ciinitt reporter
obtained a list of tho losses from state
ments furnished by tho losers. Just be
low tho brldgo Is the wharf ot tho Hordcn
Mlnlnir Comnan-r. Thorn wn n Wr, niin
of coal on this wharf, and the water Is four
iqee aoovo inewnarr? top. Tho coal 1$
being ranldlv washed awav nml tlin lo l
W. II, Tonny A Son's wharf Is next bo
low. It Is under water and a largo force
of men Is moving tho feed, cte., out of tho
storehouses as a precaution.
Austin Hcrr's wharf was lifted up and
carried away bodily by tho water thli
morning. Tho damago amounts to $200.
John P, Agnow Jz Company's big wharf,
nextbclowi'lsilxfeef underwater. 'There
wcro 1,600 tons of coal on It, and ovcr'200
tons havo already been washed way. Tho
loss Is already $1,000.
Ilay's wharf, ownod by the Ray ostate, Is
under water, but thero was nothing on It
that could bo washed away, but there Is
danger that tho timbers may glvo way and
wreck tho lofty elevator railway on ton
Tho Architectural Iron Works' wharf is
all under water. Thoy had a largo gang ot
men at work nearly all night aud moved
everything that could bo washed oft from
tho wharf to a placo of safety. A lot of
cement was In danger, and thoy got It off
tho wharf just lu time. Their direct loss
will not bo large.
S. W. Clsscl A Company had nil tholr
men busy movlug tho barrels of flour out ot
tho first Into tho second story of their store
house. Tho water Is up over their wharf
and to within a few Inches of tho floor of
tho lower story. Tho water Is washing
against the walls of tho storehouse on three
Croploy, Boctolcr X Crampton's phos
phate and agricultural Implement store
houso Is surrounded by water and their
wharf submerged. If tho water rises a few
Inches more all tho phospbato on the first
floor will bo washed out Into tho river.
Iho water Is up over tho Transparent lee
Company wharf and runulug through
their icc-liouso llko a mill-race. Four
hundred tons of leo havo already been
melted and the los now amounts to $3,000,
Gilbert's unnnr wharf In nmlpr wnfm. nml
$S0O worth of lumber and machinery hive
been swept away.
Weaver, Kcugla A, Co.'s wharf anl
MorchcU6e aiouuder water. Their loss Is
about $200 already. Tho 6torchouso was
full of tallow and rosin In barrels, and men
wcro at work floating theso to land all day.
John Lectch's cellar Is full of water and
te has Inst $200.
Moore's wharf Is all under water, hut
there was nothing on It to w ash oft.
Tho Inland aud Seaboard Coasting Com
paq's wharf In Georgetown Is submerged.
Three hundred barrels ot llmo wcro swept
away last night, and Austin Hcrr had three
hundred barrels of flour ou It, but ho got a
uaic hundred men to work last night and
saved It. A fow barrels of sugar that were
on It were washed away, and tho doors of
tho storehouse havo been considerably
damaged by floating logs striking them,
Tho Independent Ice Company's wharves
aud Ice houses aro flooded. Loss, $500.
Tho Great Falls Ice Company suffered a
J. E. Llbby A Co, had 15,000 feet of lura
bcr on their wharf, and it Is all floating
alout, A fouce of big woodon booms and
ropes was hastily constructed around tho
edgo of tho wharf last night, aud this keeps
tho lumber from floating awaj, Loss at
ForrcBt Dodge's coal whaif Is all under
water. Loss, $200.
Minefield's wharf, one of tho finest on
tlio liver front, Is all uudci water. Loss,
Tbo Cianford Paving Compaq's wharf
fen)! U!HWr-)nier, and the wcJ)mi j-JfwJi
within a few Inches ot 2,500 barrels ot
cemeut, worth $11 35 ft barrel.
Wbeatloy Bros.' lumber wharf Is all
underwater. Lots, $3,000,"
The Ilarbei Asphalt Company woiks
wcro flooded, and thrco cinal boils swept
away and wrecked. Tho cuglno house was
flooded. Loss, $10,000,
Godcj's llmo works wero overflowed,
ond the cngluo, cngtno house aud dcrilek
svv ept aw ay. Loss, $3,000,
C.imuiaclv A, Decker's lime works wcro
Inundated, and their cngluo swept away,
Both tho Potomac ltlver and Itock Creek
united in sweeping over Meredith, Wlushlp
A Co.'s wharf, tho "Mole Whirl." Thero
were 20,000 tons of coal outho dock and
1,000 tons of this swept away, Tho loss Is
put at $20,000.
Johnsou's lime works wero Inundated
and caught Are fiom tho slieklnar limn.
Their loss Is about $3,000. Godcy's lime
works alto caught fire, but the damago from
It was sllglit,
Tho Washington Aqueduct Company's
plant was also flooded. Loss, $200.
Thrco bojs wcro swept away this morn
ing In a boat belonging to tho schooner
ltockhtll. Captain ltobluson and txo
seimcii jumped Into a boat, but tho bojs
I reached shore In Bafety. Tho Captain's
It. i ...'- '
boat was unset and tho thren mm won.
almost drew tied before thoy were rescued.
Tho schooner Fannie, anchored oft Lit
tlcflcld's wharf, Is luomcnlarlly expected
to float down upon tho Long Brldgo and bo
dashed to pieces.
Tho river Improvements are In grcit
danger. Tho cmbankmcuts on both sides
of tho dam at Long Bildgo are washed
away, and tho dam is ltablo to go at any
Colonel Haines sajs: "Tho damage can
not be estimated,"
A rlso of from nix to eight Inches In the
river would mean a great deal to tho pco
plo doing business al ong tho water front at
tho fqpt of Sovcuth street and below.
Already tho muddy current Is lapping tho
Joists of many of tho stcimboat offices,
which are built partly over tho river there.
The. owners, however, aro rcassursd by tho
bright sunshine of to-day, snd those Inter
viewed by n Ciutio reporter were unani
mously of tho opinion that tho freshet has
reached Its highest mark, and they aro tak
ing no steps toward removing tho portable
articles In tho offices. Tho majority of
them said that If tho water roso any higher
they will tako tho books and papers homo
Tho river is (tiled with floating debris
from above, and tho pcoplo living lu tho
lclnityaro gathering a good supply of
fuel. Ncarlv overv bout, nlnnn- tlin fm
has been brought Into requisition and
comes in loaded with driftwood, and fre
quently towing huge logs. Thobauksaro
piled high with this, and wagons aro busy
removing it. Tho small drift as well as the
larger logs are very dangerous to naviga
tion, and should any of tho steam craft run
afoul of them It might causo a serious acci
dent. Should It get In among tho paddlo
wheels It would damago them grc illy. All
of tho boats left on regular schcdulo tlmo
Tho Arsenal grounds for ten feet alonj
tho shore ore Inundated, and tho last low o!
trees aro standing In two feet of water. No
damage, howovor, has as jet boondonoto
any of tho buildings. Tho water Is within
sovcu Inches ot tho Auacostla, Brldgo, ond
the cellar of B. B. Ernshaw, who keeps it
grocery sloro on the comer of Eleventh and
M streets southeast. Is overflnwpil. ltn lm.i
n number of barrels of flour stored, and It
will bo an nlmost entire loss.
Auacostla was flooded to a small oxtcnt
last night. Near tbo pollco station, on
Harrison street, Is a largo hole which Is still
growing larger by the constaut washing
away of tho dirt. Tho stroot-cars were
stopped by tho rush of tho water down
Brldgo street, tho need of bettor seworago
SCENES ABOUT TOWM.
Cellnrs Flooded mid Ureat Deal or
About 0 o'clock this morning tho old
colored "Mammies" who sell "yarbs" and
"gjarden truck" on tho B street sido of tho
v.eniro -viarKci, uegan to gainer up tbclr
wares and movo oft tho pavement. A
stream of water about twenty feet was
comlr g slowly down B street, appoarlug to
como out of tho ground, and widening
every minute. In fact, tho water was com
ing out of tho ground. From tho sewer
basins and sower man-holes on B street, bc
jond Twelfth, tho water was boiling up
iu n muddy, spurting fountain and spread
ing rapidly over tho street, flowing with
tho trend of the grade.
Thli water 6oon covered II street from
Seventh to Sixteenth to a depth ranging
flora six Inches to two feet. Pcoplo who
wanted to cross Into tho Smithsonian and
Agricultural grounds at Tenth and Twelfth
stucts found they would havo to wade
walft deep. Slowly tho walor crept up
tho sldowalk In front of tho commission
houses ou B street, empty chicken-crates
and vegetable boxes drifting Idly with the
current. In Iho meantlmo another body of
water was creeping up Into tho cellars ot
stores from Toiir-and-o-half street west.
This water had backed up through the
sewers. It was climbing up rapidly, ond,
by 12 o'clock, w as thrco to flvo feet deep In
A Ciutio reporter In a wagon drovo
vvcstvvaid ou B Bticct from Seventh bojond
Twelfth Btiect. Tho lumber jards wcro
afloat, Men wero wading around up to
their knees gathering up tho lumber nud
piling It In under tho sheds. At Twolfth
street n group of bojs had impiovlscd a
footway of planks laid on stones across 11
street, and wcro cbarirlnc- ne.Wtrlnm (nil
At Fourteenth Btrcct wero two grated man-
loiisin tuo sower from which the water
was boiling up in a muddy torrent and
uuniug rapuuy eastward.
This and other open man-holes con
trlbuted larirclv to tho noola whteh furmpil
south of tho market. Tho water on 11
street at Fourteenth street was up to tho
hubs of tho wagons aud rising rapidly.
South of tho White Lot, begiuulug at the
cdeo of tho grass, was a lake a quarter of
a milo long and 100 )aids across.
This was formed by tho water
sweeping Into tho fish-ponds, and thon flow
ing eastward. The roadw ay which runs be"
twecntbo two fishponds, around to tho
west of tho Monument, was ontlrely sub
merged. Tho wagon-driver took his boir
lncc, calculated where tho ro;d ought to be
aud plunged through. Everywhere could
bo seen tho fish beautiful, big carp and
others which wero liberated from thollsh
ponds and wero swlmmlug about, From
tho high ground west of tho Monument
very little of the Potomac flats Improve
ment could be seen. The water was overj
vvhere THE tHUtlU.
A blc trunk sower empties Into the river
through n canal half a milo loug and fifty
fect vhla nt (tin fnnt nf ftnvimtnnntli client
Tho Potomac ltlver backed up tho caual
and forced tho water back tlirnui'li Urn
sewer Into tho city.
I The volumo ot water from this canil
covered tho mouth ot the sowti and flowed
ovcrtho narrow spit of land, thtough Iho
Along B street, C street and Loulslani
avcuuo evciy cellar Is lloodod. At tho
Howoid Houso It Is flvo feet deep In tho
cellar, Tho Marhlo Saloon, Nluth street
and Pciinsjlvanla aveuuo, has a foot of
water over tho tiled floor. Along B street
aud C street tho saloons lu the biscmeuts
DELAY TO TRAINS.
luiposalblo to Bond Any Down Into
The flood has not caused any Interference
with tho Pennsylvania's trains to Wow York
but has seriously disturbed the runnluo: ot
the Southern trains. Trainmaster McKee
ver, ot tho B. & P. ltallroad, said that the
loodwas the worst the road hid export-
enced for jcars. No trains had rim to
nnd from tho South slneo yostordny at
noonnnd will probiblv not before tomor
row. Tho W., O. A W. train did not inako
lis run jcstciday, and It Is Imposslblo to
,say when It will Tho Mnuassn Branch
train that leaves hero at 2 XS p. m. wai un
able to make Its destination jestcrday as a
Crcnt ileal Of dltnmn-n llt hpitn ilnnn (ia.
twccnhcicntid Miinnssas, It Is Impossible
to say how much has been caused.
Tho Baltimore and Ohio Inln scrvlco Is
badly dcmonllicd. Their tracks hive suf
fered hcav II v, and they ore tumble to tint
trains farther West than Galtbcrsburg.
llrldRCS Carried Awny mid Many
Reports of bridges damaged and rarrloil
away and of dangerous wash-ouli, the re
sults of last nbjht's storm, commenced to
pour In upon tho Superintendent of County
Roads as soon as ho reached his ofllco Ibis
morning. Tho old wooden bridge over
Rock Creek on tho Woodley Lano load
was lifted fiom Its pillars and carried
awa). This, however, will not Incommode,
travel to any great extent, as tho now Iron
bridge Is nearly completed aud cm bo used.
Tho brldgo at tho junction ot thoArcjIo
Mill and tho Broad Branch load was swuu?
lound several feet, and cannot bo used. It
Is thought that It will bo sived, however,
although tuo damago will bo ronsldorablo,
A forco of men wci c Immediately put at
work tying to placo It lu Its original posi
tion. There Is n serious washout on the
Woodcut readjust west of Thlrtv-flfth
street, and near tho now subdivision of
"Burlclth." Tho wooden brldgo over Oxen
Run, on the Whcclcr road, was washed
away, and Is a complete loss. It had only
been built about a year. Thero are any
number of damages not yet reported, and
It Is thought that tho nggregalo damago to
tho roads ot tho county will amount to a
Tho Lone llrldgo.
At 3 o'clock tho water was1 within two
feet of tho floor of tho Long Brldgo and
rising rapidly. At that hour tho bridge had
not been damaged.
Tho Worst to Como.
Tho Signal Ofllco sajs n great flood Is
coming out of tho Shenandoah River and
high water may bo expected at Washington
about G o'clock.
ALONO THE CANAL.
What Senator Gorman Says About
The l'robnblo llamaeo.
"How Is tho canal coming out of this
stonnr" asked a Critio reporter to-day of
Senator Gorman, ox-prcsldcntof tho Chesa
pcako ond Ohio Canal.
..lt,ls.!1.1!ncult ,t0,0,ll" ropllcdi
"Much of It is now beneath tho river, which
Is still rising, and until that gct off, In
inostcacs,lt will bo only guess work to say
onjthlug as to tho condition of tho canal.
Tho storm has been vory severe, and our
telephone- wires ore down now between
hero and Harper's Ferry. LltUo informa
tion can bo had for tho present. Iu 1877, tho
year In which wo had tho greatest freshet
over known, so faros tho canal was cou
ccrned, I was president ot tho company
and took steps to protect the canil, if pos.
sible, from destitution In the future from
auothT ilsltatlon of that kind."
"What did vou do to bring about such a
"Well, I'll tell you what I did, hut I am
afraid It did not stand the assault mado
upon It. I put up a high, broad, Btrong,
retaining wall abovo Harper's Ferry two
feet higher than tho jiolnt touched by tho
freshet of '77, and fully bellovcd that would
turn tho water off coming from theso jisos
In tho river and protect my cansl. I havo
been Informed by tho employes of tho canal
on that section of It that tho water has
gone completely over tho wall and carriod
n rnnMi,rnMA nnvtlAn nf I, ...... n.,.
- vuv...v.w..w ,'vi.iuu if. ib uvruv, 1UO
damagodonc, judging from this circum
stance, I am led tobellvo, will be heavy, but
I am hoping for tho best,"
"Have )ou heard anything as to tho
"Very little, Tho telcphono won't
work, and jou will havo to wait for tint.
I know, tkotigb, that thoy came near hav
ing a serious flooding In Georgetown.
Many of tho boatmen camo near being
washed away, and WlSshlp will lose at
least 4,000 tons of coal. Iu fact, his entire
place, buildings and stock wero Iu groat
danger of being carried down tho river? and
If tho rlso continues thoy may go v ct, but I
6upposo tho news gatherers will And out
moro alxmt that than I now know."
"When Is there likely to bo any definite
Information obtainable about tho damages
to tho canal?"
'It will be soveral days before that can
be fully ascertained, aud I think It will be
discouraging when It Is asccitalned."
ACROSS THE POTOMAC.
DainuRO Caused In Atetundrln and
Along tho ltultrond.
Ycsterdav'a storm Mas one ot tho most
distructlvo thit has been experienced at
Alexandria for manv venm. nml In, vino.
from reports from tho sn-rouudlug countiy
the damago will amount to many thousauds
of dollars. Along tho river high tides have
prevailed for thirty-six hours. At ono time
jesterdiy morning tbo wharves wcro
covered ton depth of from six to eighteen
Inches. At ulght tho water again rose, and
crossed tho railroad tracks at Kin; street.
At 101)0 last night It was nearly ahilf
block bevond tbo tracks
Tho .Midland bridge, which Is an Iron
structure. Is all right, but thero aro ono or
two hundred yards of track washed nway
between It and Cherry Hill. The Mauassas
train that left Alexandria about I)
o'clock yesterday afternoon crossod tho
Cameron bridge and went on to I'.dsull's,
whero It was found that the track was
washed nway. Tho train backed toward
town, but eould not moss as tho brldgo
was partially destroyed. A mossago was
sent to town and u wrecking train wont out
about a o'clock. Iho water Is rising
graduallv, with every prospect of doing
much more damage.
No loss of life Is reported. Some Fairfax
pcoplo aro said to havo narrowly escaped
bolng swept away while crossing tho creek
and the ruus just bevond town. Thrco
bridges and ilvo trestles wcro reported
gone on tho Loudouu road last night.
Tho etorni was very Bovero In the vicinity
of Alexandria about 11 o'clock. Largo
trees wcro twisted and brought down,
doing considerable damage to tbu houses
thoy foil upon and strewing tho streets
with debris, especially along tho southern,
and southwestern seetlous ot tho town.
A number of tin loots wcro torn
off ond diopped Into tho streets
below. There were sovenl "lory
narrow oscapos from Instant death. Among
thoso that fell wcip tho largo root of Rosen
thal's smnaajulll ou thowatci front and a
largo brick wall on South Leo 6trcct,
Chlmncjs were blown down In various
parts of the; eltjy A largo frame bulldlug
ot tho Hampshire coal wharf ldow down.
Nobody was In It. T ho ruins floitcd off ou
tho high tldo, which at 11:11 List night
camo over tbo King-street railroad track as
far up as Bragcr's store, breaking tbiough
tho lower apartments ot tho stores and
warehouses Just below It,
The ralu fell lu Bhccts aud tho wind blow
hard from tho southeast. Tho embank
nionts of tho old Battery, Rodgers' and
Windmill hill wero undermined and slid
down lu largo inasies. Small boats along
tho street from I'lshtovvn to Jones' Point
aud around to Huutlug Creek Brido were
cither drifted oft or cast up ou tho shore,
and uluo out of ten wero smashed. Tho
transfer slip of tho II. A 0. Road was uot
in danger during the scuny, tho floit being
at an angle of about fifty degrees, Iho
ferrj boats wero accessible by boats only
from tho railroad track. Tho entire
whence, oxcept tho Pioneer Mills wharf,
which Is about two aud a half feet higher
than any of tho test, were Inundated aud
the timbers of all were more or less
wrenched oil ami lost,
AM. NIOIIT MEN WK11B lll'SV
Kecplug tho craft from breaklugup, bump
lug against tbo wharves. Several of the
church Bteenles aro said to he out ot plumb,
but none will be lost. Tho wind storm con
tlnued only llfteen or twenty minutes.
The railroads outside were washed nway.
The bridge ou the Alexandria and Prod
ii leksbuig ltallroad, near the crossing, three
and a half mllmout, Isiepurtcd gone. The
track Is washed away for hundreds of vnrdj,
ord tbo 1 redcrlcksburg track seems all cut
up along the river below Woodbrldge.
At (juniitlco no trains can como oi go over
tbo bridge until Wednesday.
Dozens of doiens ot eats full of tics and
hundreds of men are nt work all along tho
lines of both tho Midland and Fredericks
Hunting Creek Is a foot over tho bridge
1. ..? n2r . !llrt0 0Kr 1"' caiisoway.
About 11:M o'clock last night a mm nnd a
woman w cro on Ibis structure.
Tim mas- win cAt'anr
In Iho breaking timber and tho woman
veiled for help. 'Iho kcepci ot tho llttlo
houso at tho old toll gate, near by, heard her
ond set off with his wlfo and twoorthieo
others ond rescued them. It was a bold at
tempt and a narrow ccapo for all.
No wires are up over tho Midland or
Alexandria and Fredericksburg Road. All
vv cut down. Thocablo nt tho Long Bildire.
between here and Alexandria, was break
iig badly this morning. Men are working
there. Out lu Fairfax tho streams are bo
loud fording, lliown's Mill at tho foot of
bcmlnnry Hill Is much damaged. Tho rneo
Is i oil cut lu plnci s and tho dam gone. Tho
brldeo over Hooft's Run, Just out of Alex
andrlo, Is gone. The run Is fordablc, how
ever. Tho storm was particularly severe cm
Seminary Hill, 'iho Kendall Baseball Club
of Kendall Green went out thore, but It Is
safo to say that there will bo uo game.
Bancroft s bridge, out near Ltncoula, lead
ing to this city, M gono aud tho stream was
not fordablo at 8 a. in. Cloud's Mill, on
tho plkp about thrco nnd a half miles out
fiom Alexandria, Is damaged olmost Irro
liarobly. The wholo dnm Is swept off, tho
brldgo below being wrecked by timbers
from the dam.
Gravel and liouldcis of neuly a ton In
weight have been rolled across the first
meadow below tho dam, and tho wheat and
corn In that section ore washed aud torn at
a fearrul rate.
At 1 o'elock.thls morning Scott's Brldgo,
near h redcrlcksburg, was swept away. Tho
railroad brldgo Is In dauger and will iirob-D-y
K; .The boat-house ot tho Rappahan
nock Club was torn from Its moorings last
LATE FLOOD NEWS,
Thrilling Hconen In the Devastated
rortloni of l'onnsylranln.
flo'iVAit, Pi., Juno 1. Tho water Is
higher here than was ever known, and two
Btory bouses, barns, smokehouses and
whole forests of trees, railroad bridges,
county bridges, rafts, inverted skiffs and
drift wood by tho aero uro floating down
tho liver, from oil of which Imploring bands
re held out to those ou tho bauks, willing,
but Impotent to help. Information re
ceived is meagre, but for tho most part ac
curate. At Lockport, two miles cast, more
.l . , 'r"'110 u,l0 "ccn laueu irom
,1 ho flood. The Urst great rush of water
reached hero at 7 o'clock last ovonlng. This
camo down from the bursted dam abovo
Johnstown. It camo llko a frouiled whirl
pool, and before tho pcoplo could reallro
it they were swept Into Its grasp. Fortu
nately the pcoplo Hvlug on tho low-lying
At 7.TO o'clock last night a great pile of
drift wood was swept along, and from It
'came cries ot "Help, hclpt" nud ot "For
God's sake cornel" Tho horrified spectator
on tho shore saw thrco women on a raft, to
ono of whom wcro clinging two children,
neither ot whom was apparently more than
an Infant. Tho rapidity ot tho current and
tho position of tho raft ou tho stream,
together with tho lack of facilities for rcs
cufnir. precluded tho possibility of over
thinking Iu the matter, and tho raft passed
out of sleht, tho screams of Iho women and
children blending In their pleadings for aid
long after tbo raft passed around tho lxmd.
Tho streem then bceomo thick-strewn
with men, women and ehlldrcu clinging to
all sorts of temporary means of salvation,
and two men and two women clung madly
to tho tops of hugo trees, tho men emulat
ing tho females In their shrieks for help that
It was not posslblo to give. Just at dark a
lad was noticed clinging to a log. James
Curry secured a loug lino and ran to tbo
rivet bink. Tho uooso of tho lasso felt
over tho boj's shoulders, aud a moment
later tho drenched, poverty-stricken llttlo
fellow was hauled to tho bank. Ho wis
Boon restored, and stated that his name was
Edward Hnitcii. 13 ears of ago, nud ho
had lived with bis father, grandfather and
mother lu-Cambria City, a part of Johns
tow u. At 4 o'clock their homo had been
caught In the Hood. Thoy bnd all climbed
upon a mass of drift w ood, aud wero carried
Tho raft went to pieces against a brldgo
pier, and ho hid not seen his relatives since,
bjit thought that thoy wero all drew ned.
Hurry Fisher, n telegraph operator at
BOIIvar, sajs: "Wo knew nothlns of tho
disaster until wo noticed tho river slowly
rising. Within thrco hours the water lu tho
river roso several reot. Shortly before 0
o'clock ruins of houses, beds, household
uteuslls, barrels aud kegs camo floating past
tho bridge. At 'o'clock tho water was
within six feet of tho road-bed of tho
bridge. T ho w rcckogo floated past without
stepping for at Icnst two hours. Then It
liprrnn tn lKi,tv nti.l ulnlit nnmlnm .ii.l.lnnl..
upon us, wo could see no moro. Tho wreck
ago was floating bj for a long tlmo before
Iho first living person pnssed. FUtcou peo
ple that I saw wero carried down by the
rivet. Ono of these, a boy, was saved aud
three of them wcro drowned Just directly
below tho town. It was an aw fill sight, and
one that I will not soon forget."
Tho Allegheny Still ltlalug.
1'ilivnt.T.O), Pa., Juno 1. Iho 7Vhim' 0
o'clock extra says: At this hour tho Alle
gheny River Is tilled with debris and Is still
ilslug. Tho stiects frontlug on tho river
and the bridges are throiigedwlth watchers,
but no bodies have bceu seen. No serious
trouble from high water Is anticipated
here. Extra precautions nro bcluir taken,
however, to prevent any loss of "life or
Tho Lock Haven llonm Ilursti,
Wll MtMDi'oirr, Pa Juuo 1. Shortly
nfter midnight last night tho boom at Lock
Haven burst. The break opened up tbo
river to all the logs abovo this place wh'eh
will bo forced Into tho boom. Tho boom
contains inO.OOO.OOO feet of logs valued at
JH,000,000. In tho stream abovo tho boom
thero are at least S0,000,000 feet of logs.
It is believed that not ono of tho los will
bo saved. Tho loss will be a serious ono.
It will necessitate the closing during tho
season of all mills and entail grcit suffer
ing on tho people dependent upon them for
Iho Wildest Humors Afloat.
New FioiiKNti;, Pi., Juno l. The
United Press correspondent arrived at this
place lato last night. Tho details ot tho
awful calamity aro limited. Every ono
seems to bo dazed, the disaster seeming to
overwhelm tho natives. Between this placo
and Bolivar tho truck Is washed out In
many places, and wrecking crows aro busy
ut work repairing tho most daugerous por
tions. At this point reports substiutlnte
tho w Ildc6t iiiniots that hav o gono out. Tho
last moil fiom Johnstown brings tho Inter
inutlou that scarcely a houso remains lu tho
city. Tho upper portion abovo tho railroad
bridge lias been complete!) submerged. Iho
water Is dammed up against tho viaduct,
the wreckage ond debris finishing the work
that tbo torrent had foiled to accomplish.
Tho brldgo nt Johnstown, which Is n
hcavi plccoof masonry, proved too staunch
for tho furj of tho torrent, Somo of tho
top ttoues w no displaced. A 6torv reaches
hire that a famllv consisting ot father,
mother and nluo children were washed Into
a circle nt Lockport, Tho mother man
aged to reach tho shore, but the husband
and children wcro catrlid out Into the river
to drew ii. Tho woman Is craned over tho
terrible e-v cut.
Afterlight settled down, tho horror ot tho
scenes was enhanced. Abovo tho roar of
tho water could bo heard the piteous
appeals fiom tho uufortuuate nsthc) were
'i o add to tho appalling scene a brilliant
Illumination Ut up tho sky
A message received lato last night from
Sang Hollow states that this IHitcamo
from a hundred burning wrecks of house)
that are piled upon the Juhustowu bridge
A supervisor from up tho road brings tho
Information that the wreckage at Johm-
lovvn Is piled up forty feet abovo tho brldgo.
The startling news also comes tint muro
than 1,000 lives havo bceu lost. This, how
ever, cannot bo substantiated.
Tho Johnstown flood Subsiding.
Johnstown, Pa Juno !. The wtcr3
wblrh overwhelmed this town )cslerday,
carrjlng denth to hundreds nnd misery to
i iiniinnnus, ni o aiiusiiilnn; rapidly, but as v el
It Is Impos'lblo to obtain om thing llkoox-
llrt (,iricn..ltrt. nn.mAM.I.... . I. .-... .. .
the disaster Dial has visited this city am
n.u matin, bihiuuuuiim;. ii is no exagger
ation to say that Ihcro are mourners in
every famll) Tliousinds are missing; It Is
ccrliiln Ihiil hundreds lnvo been oM, and,
while many ot these who ore now inlsslii"
and who nro mourned asdcid have doubt
less been saved, the final death roll will
bevond doubt bo of nppnllltig length
It Is Impossible lo descrllH! briefly tho
suddcniiemwlth which tho disaster came.
A warning souud wns heard at Coiicuntigh
a few minutes before the rush ut waters
ennic, but It wns attributed to somo
meteorological disturbance nud no trouble
was borrowed because of tbo IhliiT, unscc i.
As Iho low rumbling noise Increased In
volume, however, and camo nearer a sus
plelou of danger begnn to forco Itself evcu
upon tho brnvest, which was Increased to a
ceitnlnltynfow minutes Inter when, with
a rush, tho mighty stream spread out lu
width and when there wns uo tlmo In do
anvthlng tosavo themselves, miny of tho
unfortunates wero whirled Into tho m'dst
of the stream before thoy could turn nround;
men, women mid children wcrosttiigglln:
In tho stream, nnd It Is thought Hint many
of them never reached Johnstown, but
only n milo or two liclow.
At Johnstown n similar scene was en
acted, only on n much larger scale. Tho
population Is greater, and tho sweeping
whirlpool rushed Into a denser mass of
humaulty. Tho Imagination of tho reader
can belter depict tho spectoclo than tho pon
of writer enn glvo It. it was a twilight of
terror, and tho gathering shado of evening
closed In on a panorama of horrors that
has few parallels In the history of casualties.
I.vcn tho thought of such a thing "was
madness, and tho agony of the struggling,
drowuliigWctlnis found Its response lu the
bosoms of thoso who stood wringing their
bauds In helpless horror In vlow of their
...v.iuc. .Mi, list iu mo ucnu is iiiereioro ft
matter of conjecture, and will uot bo known
PiTTsnuno, Juno 1. A telegram from
Nineveh Sas tbflt tin tn tinnn 1?.t l.ll..
havo been taken from tho rlvcrat that point,
Twelve Hundred tlvos tost.
New Florence, Pi., Juuo 1 W. N.
Ha)cs has Just returned from Johnstown.
Ho says tho placo Is annihilated. Cono
maugh Is wrecked and Cambria City swept
uwa). Fully 1,200 lives havo been lost.
They Want Touts.
PiTTsnuno, Pi., June 1. Ma)or Mc-
Callln has Just telegraphed to Governor
Beaver to forward tents, blankets, etc., to
Johnstown at tho earliest posslblo moment.
Tho Clovernntant lo Cllvo Aid,
Tho President has directed General
Schofleld to do all he can for
tho destitute. General Schofleld replied
that unfortunatoly tho Govcrnmont had
no tents nt Allegheny Arsenal or olsowhoro
nvullabloand suggested that applications
bo mado to tho Governors of Pennsylvania
and Ohio, both of which States aro well
supplied with tents.
Was It Incendiary?
Richmond, Va., June 1. From part'es
from tho neighborhood of tho recent tiro In
Princess Anno County, Va., ky which Rev.
F. C. Clorko, three of his children and his
nlcco wero burned to death. It Is learned
that a feeling cxlcts that the tiro was of in
cendiary origin. It Is said that a colored
man who lived on the term occupied by
Mr. Clarke bad not paid bis rent, and was
In tho habit of burning tbo fences nround
Ihoplncc. Mr. Clnrke remonstrated with
him, nnd lltiully ordered hlru to move.
Miss llldgood states positively that thoro
was no Hi o In tho kitchen-room, as sho ex
amined tho stovo before sho retired. It Is
supposed tho houso was fired from tho
outside, between tho kitchen nnd tho main
building. While the main house was
burned to tho ground, a portion of the
rearpart or the kitchen was left stuudlug.
Tho Trouble at Uratitwnod, III,
JoiirT, In.., Juno 1. Four compaules
of militia were withdrawn from Brutdwcod
jestcrday, leaving four moro to do guard
aud protect property. Fifty more me'i
went to work )eslcrday, making ninety la
all. The company will put new men lo
work noxt wick, unless tho regular men
who signed contracts go to work, This It
Is thought will produce trouble, ns black
legging Is equivalent to murdci among tho
Another Whlto Cap Outrage.
Dbh Moises, fowl, Juno 1. A tele
gram from Mount Auburn reports brief
particulars of a hlto Can outi-airo whMi
occurred near thero Wednesday night, and
lu which several ncrsmii wcro futnllt In.
Jurcd. Tl o victim was a farmer and his
barn was burned down. Being driven out
by tbo flames, bo defended hlimelf with a
pitchfork, wouudtng several White Caps.
All parties Implicated nro uuder ariest ex
cept the wounded.
New Yoni:, Juuo 1. Jnku KM ralu ar
rived on tho steimshlp Adriatic, which
reached her dock nt 7 o'clock this morning,
t'hurllo Mitchell was a fellow-passenger
They wero greeted by n party of friends.
Kllraln weighs 207 now, aud will meet Su'
llvun between 185 and 100. Ho will go Into
uctlvo training In Baltimore next week.
Increased Hallway Facilities.
The decision of tho Columbia anil
Metropolitan Htrcct-cnr lines to uxcluuigo
tiniirfus w ill bo n great accommodation
to rc-idents In lliu northeast bcctlon.
Transfci swill bo given nt Ninth sticel
nml nt rouitccntli street. Thus a pas.
senger will bo enabled to title fiom tho
extreme noitlionstern putt of tho city to
Georgetown for one faio something
that could not bu dono before or one
can go from tho Mcambo.it wluuvcs to
Northeast Washington, In Moliopolliaii
nud Columbia llnu cars,ior Ilvo tents.
Two-hor&o cars will bo put on ns soon
as posilblo by tho nyndlcato tint
lias bought conttol of tho Columbia
lino and uteel lid) will bu laid tluoitgli.
out tho entire length of tho lino. Al
though tho two lltici will, to a ceil tin
cMent.woi'i togttliCi, they will bo tin
dcr .cpninto niaiiasements. The Co
luinbla lino hns Bicurcd a Georgetown
tcimimil nml tho Mctiopolltnn llnu a
teimlnus In tho rapidly growing north
eastern section. When tho Columbia
lino wns Marled seventeen jears ngo
llieic were not over COO pcoplo living
cuMofNoi Hi Capitol Mrect. Now 11
Btiect Is built up on both bides to tho
toll mite, nnd Iho sldo Micets aro
thlikly settled. Tho clungo w 111 tako
placo July 1. Tho Columbia lino also
contemplates an extension south from
Its enstem lei minus to tho Washington
Asjlum and Cougrcssloual Ccmetoiy
rimsriigor Travel to tho West mid
South Temporal lly OhHtructpd on
tint I'oniisjlvnnlii ltallroad by the
'iho widespread nnd unprecedented storm
ot the past thlrt)-slx hours has caused cou
s'diiablodimaguat ccrtalu exposed points
on tbo Feiuis.vliautft ltallroad, with tho
result ot temporarily delating (ho passairo
of through lialus. It will probibly
tukq fort) eight hours to repnlr tho dam
ogo to tho t lacks. Passenger trains are
lot at present running north and westot
Hartlsburg nor south of Washington, and
tho solo ot tickets to points vv Ithlu this ter
litorv Is. for tho tlmo beluc. sitsnendcd
Trolus me running on tehedulo tlmo be
tweeu New Yorkaudnatilsburg.Bultlmoro I
aud Washington and to all points on the i
Schu)lklll and New Jersey divisions. .
Early advico will bo given the public i
through the local papers ond by ticket
agents ot the reopening ot the Hue, '
I cwl l. l'liMonn, Jr., tn hn District
Attorney or Alabama.
Ono appointment wns undo by tho Prcil
dent to-dn) -Lewis E. Parsons, Jr., of
Alabama to be attorney of tho milted
Hlntcs fur the northern nnd mlddlo districts
Mr. Pai sons Is a son ol tho Into Governor
Pnisoiis.wbo wnstboEvceutlronf Alabama
In rccontriictloii dais. Ilnls also known
ns iho otgaiilzcrnf the V, hlto Man's pirly
of the South, which treated such n hubbiili
LATE DEPARTMENT NEWS.
Tho Chnrlcston'A Trial.
No ofllclal report of tho trill ot tho
citilscr Charleston has been received nt
the Navy Department, nnd tho Naval oni
rcra stationed there nre wondering why It
hns not been mnde. The Charleston Is
now nt San Francisco liavlnijchantcs undo
lu her machinery for another trlnl trip.
Tho International l.nbnr Congrovi,
A dispatch his been received bvtbo State
Department from tho American Minister nt
Berne, stating Hint Frmico and Austrla
llunirnryhnvc officially notified tho Swiss
Government of their wllllnpncjs to take
part lu the International Labor Protection
Congress which Is to be held lu Ilcrno next
No Olllcial Slgnlllcnnrn.
At the Stale Department It Is believed
hat the visit of Baron llomtan, tho French
.Minister, to Pcnsacola, has no ofllclnl slg
nlllcntire. Wnlkcr Blaine slntcd positively
to da) that tho .Minister had gono to visit
his brother, who Is nil olllcer on lionrii n
1-rciichtiinn-of-wni now Ijitignt Pcnsacola.
The Minister, Mr. Blolno uld, had given
him this Information.
Sir. Wnnnmakcr's Appeal Ilonlnd.
Assistant Secretary Tlcheuor bus denied
an nppeol token by John Wuiomakcr from
on assessment of 40 per cent ad valorem ou
such cotton hoso Imported by lilin. Mr.
Wniiiimnkcr claimed that tho lure was not
fnjlliloiif.il nr tinrrtnxl l.w tl... l...l.... ..
, . "..-.. wj uiu ni.i.tiiiK inn
chine or frame on which they were made
nnd Hint on Inspection of tho sample would
show that sewing machine was used in
batting up the scams at the ankles, heels
Ihe Hear Ordered tn llohrlui- Sen.
Orders to the commander of tho roveuuo
steamer Benr havo been sent from tbo Navy
Department. Ihey direct him to sail for
Belirlng Sea Immediately ou receipt of tho
O'dcrs aud to rrulso about Its waters. Tho
commander Is Instructed to prevent all
Illegal seal fishing In the sen. Tho Bear
will havo on board supplies for tho Point
Barrow rcfugo station.
An Old I'ractlco Abandoned.
The Commissioner ot Internal Rcvcnuo
has recommended that the present methol
of vcrslllcatln.i of beer bo abandoned, nnd
tho Treasury Department ha directed tho
Collector nt New York to follow tho advice
I'htlndeliihla'H Now Collector.
Mr. Barker, tho now Iuternal Revenue
Collector at Philadelphia, was at tho Treas
ury Deinrtment vcjterday and (lied his
bond. Ho will assumo tho duties of olllea
Hew Hank at Ilagorstown.
The Comptroller ot tho Currency has
authorized tho Second National Bank of
Hngcrstoivuf Md., to begin business with a
capital of $100,000.
The Count or Mlver Ilegun.
Tbo count of silver In tho Treasury
vaults began to-day. Tho cash account has
been completed and balanced.
FEMALE WALKING MATCH.
Tho score at 2.10 o'clock this afternoon
at hcrnan's was as follows:
Miles. Laps. I Miles.
Mucbelb .IPO IS
Princess. ,lu8 '.'
Dlakeley. U3 8
Tho llaltlinnro Walk,
II ilriMiuic, Juno 1. At noon to-day tho
officii! score oftho International slx-dny go-ns-)ou
plensornco nt Kcrnnu's Monumental
rheatre stood as follows: Elson, 4J3 miles.
0 laps; Nolan, 120, ; Horan, 137, 0:
Mnckey, 25, 10; Sullivan, no, 2.
hentenred lo Dentil
Benjamin Hawkins, convicted of stab
bing bis wife to death lu South Washing
ton, March 14, wns this morning sentenced
by Judge Bradle) to hang August 30.
A Ureat Attraction.
Mr. Ross Thompson will hivo miny
novclltlcs at tho Battlo ot Bell Run this
summer. Among tho first Is "Edison's
Tho fllrlh lorlult Coflatonil,
Tobias aud Klllbury, tho )oitng ladles
who got Into a llttlo feminine fuss nt tbo
walking match nt Kcrnnu's, last night, for
feited 410 collateral to-diy.
I nj u i ill by Tailing llrRltK.
Will Norris, a colond laborer at the an
nex to tho Arlington, wns injured this
moinlng by falling bricks.
Itetiuncd I'roiu I'arU.
Seuor Don Julio It. Loredo, secretary to
tbo Peru Legation, has returned from tho
Clt) mid huliurlian.
Assistant Attorucv-Gcneral R. A. Hay.
nrd's reslgnntlon, which wns tendered some
tlmo ngo, was accepted )cstcrday.
Henry A. Willard Ins resigned tho prcsl
dcucy of tho Columbia Street Car Company
and tho company bos Ijeen reorganized.
Thomas Coderlck's unklo was sprained
by iho horse attached to tho coupo bo vvas
driving running uwa) lu South Washington
Tho suit of Mrs. Smah J. Howsoagnluht
the Pcuus)lvaula Railroad for hcrhusbind'4
tilling by tho cars was docldcd agalust her
In Alexandria )csteulu).
AdlspatchfromCblcagosa)8that Dr. II.
L. Mood), tho forger, agreed to como
peaceably to Washington, Ho bioke down
and cried like a ehllu In court.
Anangcments ore being undo for tho
Washington members of the Army of tho
Potomac to go to tbo annual reunion at
Orange, N. J., on tho 12th aud 13th of this
Dennis Long, whllo drunk last night,
brutall) assaulted Isabella Jones, a white
woman, knocking bcr down, kicking her tn
tho face nud stabbing hci In tho leg with a
kulfe. Long escaped, but Is well kuowu to
John llurilj and Robert Coleman, two
voung white men, mado It lively )ostcrday
for thrco pollco oftleers, who attempted to
arrest them. After a severe struggle tho
prlsouers wero landed m tho Sixth Precinct
Washington Stock i:xvhnnge.
Miscellaneous bonds W. i. G, R. R.
Co., 103; Masonic Hall Ass'n., 1071; Wash.
iuiiiami jiiiiiu oiucics inui; oi vvasn
lligton, OM); Bank of Republic. 2DJ; Metro
liollUn, 240; Central, 210, Second, Ml;
Funnels nud Michaules', 170; Citizens',
UK; Columbia, 110.
Railroad Stocks Washington and
Gcoigctoun, ; Metropolitan, 11.1, Co
iiiiiUh,!)!); Cupltoloud North O Street, DSJ.
Insurance blocks Firemen's, 41s Frank
liu, 4a: .Metropolitan, 73, Natloual Union,
10, Aillugton, 170. foicornn, 0,'. Colum
bia, IKS; liciman Amcrlian, , Potomac,
-; Riggs, 81
(lus nud Fltetrlc Light Stocks Wash
lugtonGas, 44; Georgetown Gas, 431, U.S.
F.lcclile Light, fcfl
Telephone stocks Chesapeako and Poto
mac. 87; AiucrleauGraphonhono Co., as,
Miscellaneous Stocks -Washington Mar
ket to., 10; Washington Brick Muchluo
Co., 2S5; Great Falls Ico Co., IWl, Bull
Run Pauorama Co., -; Rent Estate Title
Insurance Co, ISO, Columbia Title In
surance Co., 0, National Safe Deposit Co.,
jiiunci to , iiu, ivusu. .vtarhet uo,, imp,
bonds, Os, 120, Wash. I.t. Infantry, 10J;
Wash. Lt. Infantry, 2d, 70. W. Gas Light
Co. lioiida. 12V W. tins l.lht f!n. lioncl.
PltKJE TVO OElV'L'3
WHAT PEOPLE SAV.
Wicriiimi I'iidiL Mnlha'U "Vou em't
expect mi) Ihlni; finninbor when he gets
under a gate but n grunt."
Mr A. T llntloii, ot tho District build
lugs: "No, I didn't enll to see about tho
Inaugural Hind surplus, but simply to pay
my respects to tho now Commissioners."
OttH II Vnw "Yes, wo sell a great ninny
ham sandwiches nt noon. The prollt Is nut
girnt on one, but If they nro well mado they
will sell well. Woscll over fifty dozen a
Ciiplnm Simniit nt the District Buildings:
"Asphalt nnd llelginn block Is used In other
eltlcs between the street railroad tracks ati.I
I sec no reason why this should not be tho
care here "
.1 Jllmtnithmp Cittern "You ought tn
be out to Bladciisbiirg pow. Thero nlu't
enough dry ground In the town to mike a
innpnf. Ihe water Is higher than It hn
bun for ) cars."
.Src rrtflri l'vrtn. Electro Magnetic Com
pnii): "I rcpccttully but flimly decline to
sny nil) thing on tho subject of electricity.
'I here's more In It than Is drcampt of In
")' S fyiiifwc, Clarendon clerk:
"Here, let uii ou that rhciiuintlz business.
There's nothlnt tho matter with me. I'm
as voung nnd frisky ns any man lu town,
olid don't ) on forget It."
(. M. I'.cll, photographist: "I don't
know whether I'm ready to ludorso thoio
uew-fnngled photograph midlines or not.
I've Rot ono 1 gavo J15 for that I'll sell for
ten, audit's old) been used a halt dozen
Colotul Jo. MeKlbbrn "There Is only
run trouble tn bo found with that mot
delicious of llsb, tho Potomac shad, and
that Is, It docs not 'run' long enough Tint
Is, I mean It Is a season flsh, and tho scasou
ten. .S'hii;moii P lliiilri ot Virginia:
"I'll Ut a summer suit ot clothes, or a
vv Inter suit If nnjbodv wants lo contliuin It
longer, that Postmaster Rojs will rcmilu
tlty povtmnstcr for Iho full term of teur
)cars, for which ho was commissioned."
John M. Sihrffthf: "It was somo of my
neighbors who had me arrested for keeping
crowing chickens. These pcoplo have msdo
up their minds to make mo vncate tlin
premises, l'vo only got one rooster
fbat I know of and there are several lu tbu
Mr. John T. MrKanis of St. Louis: "l'vo
Just seen In New York Henry Mooro and.
Mrs. Norton, who ran away together from
St. Louis. I do not think sho Is tho only
Binning ono lu what has caused their sco
rn ntlon. No ono who knows tho two will
1 cllcve her ulono guilty."
(hmlei Turner ut Schcller ife Slovons,
druggists: "Yes, wo soil a great many cg
phosphate and much fee cream sod
water" Wo havo a new drink callol
'crushed siolcts,' which Is supposed to ba
really the juice of violets. Is Itourmakof
No, it Is sold by agents, and has had only a
run of n llttlo over a week. It sells
very well, too."
A Cnil Enginrtr: "Tho impropriation for
tho Potomac flats will bo expended thU
month. Then a freshet may destroy thou
Bonds of dollars' worth of tho work, which
will bo a dead loss, Tbo appropriation
Bhould bo largo enough to carry the lik
provemonts forward to comnletlon without
any stop. Thlrt)-flvo to fitly per cent, or
tho probablo expenditure would bo saved."
M. A. Jaclion, city editor Tun Jlrpubllm
Mexico; "There nro twenty-two dall.
newspapers In tho City ot Mci'co. Thy
majority of them are antajonlstle to Amcriis
cans, l!) Diarro drl Jlonnr and J.V iltemVorj
del l'ueblo psitlcularly so. Tho most
pronilucnt Liberal papers uro tho National,
J'l Monitor Hrmtblleano nnd l'.l I'urti.tt
" Ztbrrnl. "" ThnJConcrvatlvo iwtv havo two
influential orgnus lu Tm Voy tie Merle) aufl
An t'ptown Hotel Keeper: "President
Harrison Is doing moro for the hotels of
Wosldngton than nuy of his predecessors In
my day. Ills slow and uucertaln action lu
making oppolntmcnts keeps tho hotel
filled with visiting statctmcu and hungry
patriots waiting for a ehan-o at tho public
leat Yes, tho hotel and boarding houso
keepers of tbo Capital City aro for Harrison
ngalust nil kickers."
A Clerk nf Ihe Same Motel: "What tha
proprietor Buld Is true, but If President
llnrrlson knew of tho amount of 'cus
words' w hlchhU slow wielding ot the po
litical nxo provoked among theso um,
stutcsmin nnd patriots, he would Ut
shocked, It not pnrul)zed, at tho great
quantity of profanity cxtnut lu tho ranks
of his political brcthcrcu."
Captain J. C. Gr'annmm, publisher of tho
Inlit iiallunal Jhtectiie: "Ihe CitlTia re
potted mo somowhat Inaccurate!) ester
day about the history of my watch charm.
The truth of tho story Is tho mother lis.l
tbriogiandduughters nnd Iho dlstauee I
swam with the four clinging to me was
twenty miles. I did uot menu to say that
wo were picked up by a boat, for I reached
tho shore with my precious lord. Tha
Indies were exhausted, but I was as fresh as
Vmplow of the Goierimicnl I'.lnlim
Ofhee: "You can bear an)thlng In thl
olllco)oii wnnt to. Someone will start a
report that COO emplo)cs are to be dis
charged, and straightway everybody bo
comes nervous. Each ono wants to knoir
the other's Influence ond what the chauces
ore for remaining. Now, all these reports
are without foundation, and tho) are started
Just to creato excitement and rauso tho cui-
pici)cs. cspcciaii) tuo ladles, needless
Coiiimodorr .Sutton of tho police boit:
".More shad have been up tho river this sea
son than ever before. The cause ot this
was the wushlng away rf tho snare net lw
tw een this city and Alexandria bv tho spring
frc6hit. There were at least thirty stretched
from tho shore to tho channel, and though
tho District has a law restricting lishiiig
with nets In tho limits for ten )eurs, Vir
ginia aud Mar) laud havo uo such restric
tions. As they are between us and salt
water thoy do much to hurt tho sport In th
upper wafers of tho Potomac. It's a pity
wo don't have a freshet every ) car "
Joe Willmmt, Pedcstrlcuiio Klllbur'
trainer: "I would llko to meet uuybody that
weighs 133 pounds for a purso with two
ouuco gloves, especially Jimmy Kecnan o.
Ruddy Kenny, Both of them claim to U
tho champion ot Marvlaud, and I would
liko to light cither of tlieui or auibody els
to settle It. I'll light for a purso with $J0Q
In It, but not any less. I uni ready at any
tlmo. I fought Jimmy Kecnan nine months
ngo, but Iwusslcknud lie bested mo. I
mean business, nnd I'm no fako tighter
either. It'll bu a regular light, and tho best
uiau will get tho money. Idon't mean any
percentage business. Thu man that whbn
lo tako tho pprso nnd tho other none of It.
All or nothing nnd walk homo Is tho terms
that suit me."
Ikteetite S. J. Uloel "All tho pawn
brokers of Washington will close up four
mouths from to da); at least that Is what
they say 'Iho uow piwubrokcrs' law goes.
Into ellcct thou, aud thoy claim that thoy
can't muko enough moucy to keep up their
business ou that amount. 1 ho rate uow Is
flvo per cent, a month, w lilch Is lu excess of
reason. Tho new law only allow them twc
percent ou hiss than $21 ond ouo per cent,
ou sums of J21 or moro. By this urrauge
ment the) get as muth for a loan of twenty
four dollars us the) would fin forty-eight
In 6O1H0 cases their oxpeuses are ten dollars
a day, and theso pcoplo would havo to loan
nearly a thousand dollars a dav to nul.u
expeuses. There ore eight paw ubrokcrs In
town, nnd ho result will probably bo that
the) will tako out secondhand dealers'
licenses. The pollco much prefer the pawn
broker s)Btcm, for tho reason that pawu
brokers u rouquliid to keep goodsf or several
mouths before they sell them, whllo second
hand dealers may sell them within twenty
four hours after they nre leeched Tim
law regulating tho second baud or Juuk
dealers Is vagnolu ono poluti whether wet
ma) pioio ilther bii)lug or sclllug or
whether wo must prove boih to make a caso.
I havo been tr)lngtora loug time to have
a case Hint Is pending iu tho t'rlinliiil
Court, taken up so nB to test tho question,
and havo It settled "
Local Weather Indication),
Fair, uo decided chauge In temperature,