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When rains descend nml waters
Anil lightnings flercoly glare,
Till: G1UTI0 come? (o .lot you
The uows of (ho niftilr.
THE WASHINGTON CRITIC
Somo mon nro treat In itIiiIoih
Anil tnmo In enterprise okcHI
Hid sum when theso comblnoonch
HID UlttTIU'S realtors know
21ST YEARN' 6,491).
WASHINGTON, MONDAY EYENING, JUNK 8, 1880.
PRICE TYO CEMT.3
THE OJTV 01' THE DEAD.
APPALUNGSCENES AT JOHNSTOWN
frlxleoii llnmnn Jncltnls Alrondy Hxo
tilted for l'luErtorlng Victim of tho
I'looil Wbnt Is Heine Dona for tho
Johnstown, 1'a,, Juno 0, From tho
Woolen mill abovo tho Island to tho bridgo,
n distance of probably two miles, a strip or
tcnitory nearly half a inllo In width baa
heen swept clean, not a stick of timber nor
oho brick on top of another belli;; left to
tell the story. It Is tho most complolo
mi eclc that Imagination could portray. Tho
number of drunken mon Is remarkable.
Whisky seems marvclously plenty. SIou
me actually carrying It around In palls.
Barrels ot tho stuff aro constantly located
niuom? tho drifts, and mcu aro Hcbtlng llko
wild beasts for It. At tho cemetery, 111 tho
upper end of tho town, a number of ghouls
had found a lot of lino groccric.1, Including a
baircl pf brandy, with which. thoy wcro
Muffing themselves. Ono huso fellow wns
dandlng on tho strings of an upright piano
fclngliig a profane song. A half-eloicu
others wero engaged In a hand-to-hand
light OTcr tho possession of some treasure
stolen from u rulnod house, and tlio crowd
mound tho barrel wcro yelling llko wild
men. Tho following Iclogram'was sent to
Pittsburg by tho citizens' committee: "For
nod's safes toll tho sight-scciu to keep away
from Johnstown for tho present, Yvhot wo
want Is pcoplo to work, not to look on."
Some of tho most prominent cltlzeus of
this city and of tho Stato aro amou3 thoso
who have, perished. John Fulton, proildcnt
of tho Constitutional Amendment Associa
tion and general manager of tho Cambria
Irou Works, Is drowned, with his wife and
children. II. J. Roberts. Cashier of tho
First National Dank, and John Dtbcrt, a
hanker, wcro also drowned, tho former's
Ron perishing with him. Tho wife and
daughter Jllnnlo of Cyrus Elder, ono of tho
greatest authorities on tho tar I II In the
I'ouutry, aro dead. K. A. Schumacher,
I'rothouotary of Cambria County; Ij 0.
Jtosc, District Attorney; John Lowmau,
tho wife and eight children of Chief of Fo
llco Hauls, and tho wlfo aud thrco chlldicu
of T. W. Klrkland, a well-known Jcwolor,
aro dead. C. T. Shubcrt, editor of tho
JMe n-tttt, lialso believed to be drowned.
Sirs. Ogle, tho manageress of tho Western
Union, who died at her post, will go down
In hl6tory as a hcrolno of tho hhjhcst order.
Notwithstanding tho repeated notifications
which she received to get, out of reach of
tho approaching danger, sho stood by tho
Instrument with unflinching loyalty aud un
daunted courage, sending words of warning
to those In danger in tho valley below.
When every station In tho path of tho
coming torrent had been warned, cho wired
Tier companion at South Fork: ''This Is my
hislmossago." As such It will always bj
remembered as her last words on earth, for
nt that very moment tho torrent engulfed
her und boro her from her post on earth to
her post of honor In tho grout boyond.
Saturday would have been pay-3ay at tho
Cambrlalron Works. Tho money $$0,000
was drawn from tho bank on Friday, and
was placed In tho vaults of tho company's
office. It Is still there, and it Is a constant
temptation to tho many professional and
amateur thieves who aro on tho ground.
On Saturday night an attempt was mado to
rob tho First National Bank, all of which
except tho vaults had boon destroyed. Tho
thieves wcro discovered by the cltlzeus'
patrol, and a lively chase ensued. Six of
the scoundrels wcro shot, but It Is not
known whether any wcro killed or not, as
their bodies would have. been washed away
Immediately If such had been tho case.
The natural gas has been chut off and no
lira Is allowed In tho town. Bishop I'lielau
and Fathers Corcoran and Gallagher aro
now here. Ono of tho Catholic churchci
burned an Saturday. A funeral wa being
held at tho time. Tho coiiTrcsat'on de
noted tho church and tho "body burned
with tho bulldlns. Tho brick Catholic
Church, In tho centre of tho town, Is totally
The most awful destruction in a sluilo
house occurred at tho llurlbut Hotel.
There wcro IKty-scvcu pcoplo In tho hou.o
when tho torrent csmo down, aud of lbc:o
only leu aro living. Four travelers who
were slaying at tho llurlbut went to tho
fouith Uoor when tho Hood came, and after
wlshlug each other "Good-byl" surrendered
themselves to fate. Fate was death to
three of them. Thoso three were John
Little of Sowlcklov. W. J. Cox of Fhlladel-
una, unci 11, a. juciz. iuo one survivor is
lohu Dorsoy of Philadelphia. Tho rojrlster
01 1 no wrcciccu noici cannot, uo lounii, so u
Is Impossible to glvo tho names of all thoso
who perished In tho llurlbut Hotel. Thoso
who aro known to havo perished aro Elnior
111 Inker and Dr. Brluker, two brothers;
two Mrs. Illchards, a man named Duller,
Airs., Miss and Lewis Ucnford, mother,
sister nnd brother of tho proprietor. Mrs.
Smith ami her two children ascended to the
fouith floor with tho four travelers when
tho Hood camo. Tho woman was drowned
and tho innu escaped.
NINKVEII IS ACITV OF THE DEUI.
Tho entire, place Is filled with corpses.
At tho depot clghty-sovcn cofllus were
piled up and boxed. On the streets coffin
boxes covered tho sidewalks. In the tin
piovised undertaking shops Sampson it
Devorc havo embalmed and placed In their
shrouds 103 persons. At ovcry place there
weiy dead strewn around as thickly as
flowers In a conservatory. Most of tho
bodies embalmed last night had been taken
out of the river In tho morning by tho peo
ple, at Nluoveh, who worked Incessantly
night nml day searching tho river, Tho
bodies when found wero placed In a four
horse wagon, frequently twelve at a time,
and driven up to Itobcrt Kerr's and (Ira
bain's shops by Harvey Moorhcad. Of tho
bodies taken out at Nineveh fully three
fomthsaro women and tho rest children.
But few men aro found there. In ono row
nt the planing mill to-day wero eighteen
children's bodies awaiting embalming.
Next to them was n woman whoso head
had been crushed In so as to destroy her
features. On her hand wcro thrco diamond
rings. Tho cry Is now for more coffins, at
tho death list Is mounting up appallingly,
Members of the State Board of Health ar
rived In Nineveh this morning aud de
termined to proceed at once to dredge the
river, to clean it of tho dead and prevent
tlio spreading of disease To this cud thoy
havo wired tho State Dapartmcnt to
furnish them with tho nroiicr apiillanccs.
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They will tako chargo of tho town to-day,
Kx-Shcrlff Dick drove, soven Hungarians
into tho Conemaugh Illvcr at KerlnvlIIo
this morning aud kept them there until all
were drowned. Thoy had been caught
stealing from tho dead bodies and looting
private, buildings. F,x-Shcilff Ulck says
that ho will stand no nonsense of this kind
and will shoot, hang or drown overy Hun
garian in Cambria county but that ho will
put a Mop to their fiendish lawlessness.
Death, ruin ami desolation aro but mca
irro words applied to Johnstown proper.
Men. women and, children aro at all places
looking for tho dead. From Kcrusvlllo to
New Florcnco bodies uro being picked out
every few miuutcs, Tho first tour mado
through tho southeast end of the town was
made this morning, Tho school
homo In tho southeast part of tho town Is
now a morgue and lu It uro uo leu thau 250
bodies, most of whom aro unldentlllcd. The
street at tho foot of tho hill Is patrolled by
citizens with loaded muskets. Without u
pasa from (Icucrnl Hastings It Is Impossible
to get to tho morgue, About fiu'J men are
CMSANINU AWAY THE IlKllllla
lii order to make a wagon road for the
liodlrs to bo hauled away from tho morg.io,
in num. in mi) ccuooi-iionso is posicu a Mil
of tho dead, On it platform a preacher Is
Btanillnc. rcadlui! tho namos of tlio ;o who
arc Identified. luthlspait of the town is
located tho Irish Catholic Church ami
Couvcut. A icmarkablo story is told by
theso listers. Tho mother of tho convent
Haw (ho wavo coming, which she says win
mountain high. She ut ouco called all the
'(listers Into tho chapel. Hero tho dozen
nuns begau to pray as they possibly never
piayed before for protection from tho
water. When tho water struck the. build
lug U fluttered tho structure, and every
coom except the ono where, tho sitters knell
In prayer. The room Is dill standing, but
It Is liable to fall at any moment.
The ill c In the drift above thtrbrldgo Is
under control and Is being rapidly
unolhcrod by tho Pittsburg firemen In
chargo of tho work'. About 7 o'clock this
morning a crowd of Battery B boys dis
covered n family of five pcoplo In tho
smoking and burned ruins abovo tlio
bridge. They took out father, mother and
Ihreo children, all terribly burned nnd mu
tilated. The little girl had ono arm torn
o(T. Ihobattory boys aro coins homo by
order of Adjutant-General Hastings.
In direct contrast to the stories otoutrago
at tho bauds of ghouls', who havo dared to
desecrate tho stiff nnd mangled corpses Is
the advent of Clara Barton at tho head of
her baud of merciful angels, the ltcd Cross
Society. b '
W. C. Ilrgen of Flllsburg this morning
shot a Hungarian he ca.ught robbing a
corpse. Tho lynching, shooting and drown
ing of theso fiends reach tho total of six
teen since jestcrday.
Order nt Johnstown.
At tho rtnucst of Adjutant-General Hast
ings, Slal.-Gcn. Sehoilcld, tho Acting Secre
tary of Wnr, ami two army olllccrs who vol
unteered their scrvlccshavo been detailed to
nfslst General Hastings In maintaining order
at Johnstown. Theso olllccrs aro Captain
Gogoby of tho Third and Lieutenant Miller
of tho Fifth Infantry.
To bo Made Special.
Pension Commissioner Tanner to-day
directed tho pension agent nt Pittsburg,
Ph.. to "mako special nny current voiTckcrs
received from tho towns In Pennsylvania
ruined by tho floods, aud pay at onco on
their receipt. Whcro certificates havo bcon
lost In tho flood send permit to execute new
vouchers without presenting certificate to
magistrate. Permits signed In blank for
warded to-day. Mako special all original
certificates of pensioners residing In tlioso
towns, and pay on receipt of vouchers, re
gardless of my Instructions of May 13."
CHAfllTY COMES FIRST.
Tho l'rcsldont Throw Asldo I'olltlcs
for tho Time.
Official business at the White Houso to
day was subordinated to the work of char
ity and as soon as tho President finished
breakfast ho went over to tho War Depart
ment for General Schoflold, who Is acting
Secretary during tho abeenco of Secretary
Proctor. Attorney-General Miller was also
an early caller and a consultation was held
as to tho best means by which relief could
ho furnished Johnstown, While thus en
gaged the following telegram was received:
"Tonic, Pa., Juno 3, 18S9.
"Am detained hero on mv wav from
Annapolis, Md. No tents or supplies cau
roach Johnstown from tho East at present.
Belief Is coining from tho West, which will,
I hope, lighten things a little. I am con
sideling tho propriety of eendlug troops
from Pittsburg to prcscrvo order and assist
in tho work of relief, but hope It may not
bo neccsisry. Will not foil to suggest to
you anything which I think you can aid us
lu, Our own pcoplo aro responding goncr
ously and tho general disposition Is to do
all (hat can ho done. Tour sollcltudo
touches mo and will bo grcatfully appre
ciated by our people.
"JA5li:S A. IlEAYEIt,"
Prlvato Secretary Halford also received n
telegram from his wife, who Is at Altoona,
in which Sirs. Halford said: "Don't at
tempt to reach us; wo aro safo and will
lcivo for Washington at tho first oppor
tunity." "Tho latest Information that wo
have received," remarked Mr. Halford, "Is
that tho passengers of tho train which con
tained my wlfo nnd daughters aro all sate.
Now that communication has been estab
lished n great man? anxious ones will be
relieved concerning the safety of absent
friends and relatives."
Two Consular appointments were an
nounced by tho President to-day.
Charles I,. Knapp of New York, to bo
Consul-General of tho United States nt
Alexander J. Heed of Wisconsin, to bo
Consul of tho United States at Dublin,
General Knapp Is a prominent Now Tork
Republican, and during tho campaign lu
which Colouel Frcih Grant was up for Sec
retary of State, General Knapp was a can
didate on tho same ticket for Attorney
General of New Tork. Ills appointmont
was recommended by tho loading men of
tho paity In Now Tork, and tho poiltlon to
which ho has been chooen Is second onlv to
the Consul-Gcucralshlp at Loudon, Eng
land. IS THE MONUMENT SAFE? "
l'car KiprcKuctl That It Moy lie lln
ilermlnoil. As soon as tho freshet subsides a careful
examination of tho Washington .Monument
will bo mado by tho ofllccrs In charge.
Humors nro current nil about town tint the
constant wear of tho waters which still sur
round It, has injured tho foundations, and
It Is feared that tho damage will bo serious.
Tho soil upon which the monument stands is
exceedingly marshy and It docs not tako n
great while for water to penetrate. It will
bo remembered that Congress passed an
act about two years ago ordering tho ftlllpg
up of Ilabcock Lake, which was nt
tho baso. Thin was done nt tho
recommendation of tho engineer in charge,
who gave It ns his opinion that tho water
was gradually worklug Its way to tho foun
dations nf tho Monument and would lu
tlmo undermine. It. It Is Impossible, as
yet, to make any examination,
MRS, MAYBRICK FINDS A FRIEND.
A (lentlemnii Who Know Her 11m-
liunil na nil Ilitbltiml Araonlu Hut or.
Nmtt'oi.K, Va., Juno 3. Mrs. James
Maybrlck, who Is now under arrest lu
London, charged with murdcriug her hus
band by giving him poisonous drugs, re
sided with her husband hero in 1BS0, and
few of thoso who knew her think her guilty
of tho charges preferred against her. Some, of
her friends here have Interested themselves
In hcrbehalf, and tho result is that Mr. N, M.
Datesoii, who resided hero in 1880, and was
mi Intimate friend of Mr. Mjybrick's and a
loom-matu for tevcial months, Iclt Now
Tork for Loudon about tho middle of last
week, prepared 'to swear that Mr. May
brlck was In tho habit of taking nrsenlc,
nnd made such au habitual use of It that
ho warned him ugalnst its (atal results It
lc continued tho habit.
Mr. Batcsou, who will glvo this valuable
testimony In Mrs. Maybrick's behalf, Is a
London cotton buyer, aud since his resi
lience here, in ltWJ, lias mado Memphis,
Tenn., his home. Besides his own suite
inentforMrs.MaybrlckbobajscciircdcopIc? of prcecilptloiis which Mr. Maybrlcit had
nut up at it Norfolk drug store, which had
largo quantities of nrscnlo iu them, nnd thu
affidavits of tho clerks who put them up,
Tho quantity of arsenic in these pre
scriptions na they wero chuuircd was always
Increased, and Sir, Batcsou, Ids friends say,
Is prepared to give the substance of a con
versation which he heard tako phico bo,
tween Mr. Maybrlck and the Tate Dr. Ward
who was his physician, lu which Dr. Ward
I old Ma) brick that If ho continued to take
tho drug In such largo quantities ho would
certainly kill himself,
Typngrnphlcnl Union Delegate.
S. 1), llaghind, lllchmond;, Thomas J.
HnriUou, Philadelphia; William Ferguson,
Now Yoik; Itobcrt Costvllo. Now York;
M'. A. Mluler, Norfolk; J. II. Dillon,
Ilrooklvn: James II. McDowell, Baltimore;
G. K. Dciliam, Newark; Harvv Hitchcock,
Baltimore, and Audrow ,1, Moran, Provi
dence, delegates to tho convention of tho
Intel national Typographical Union at
Denver, nro In tho city. They leave for
that city to-nifjlit, lu company with tho
Wnthlii'iloii delegation, Mcirs. J. II.
Piatt, A, P. Slarston, K. W. Oyster, H. 8.
Sutton and P. 8. Sprightly.
Tho Itrutnl lliitcher,
"How ctuel to kill tho dear little lambs,"
sighed a seutlnionlal lady at a butcher'
"Would you rather eat them alive, mum V
until tltn tirnMfi"il in,, nf .ntt rilu,..
I ,i, " "" " n-i..-.
THE ARSENAL EMERGES FROM ITS
ttstlinnted 1.004 Surl'oroil by the limi
ne Men Whoie l'lncoa Woro
l'looilcil Scone About tho City
Tho Signal Ofllco observer at Harper's
Ferry telegraphed to this city at 0:43 o'clock
this morning: "Twclvo-foot fall lu tho
liver Inn night," Tho worst is over for
'Iho flood reached Its height about 0
o'clock Sunday morning, and then began
to go down rapidly. Two o'clock nils
morning tho streets were dry and tho river
had receded backward to Its bed. When
It was at Its highest tho Avcnuo from curb
lo curb at three ploccs, between Ninth and
Tenth, nt Sixth and at Third streets, was a
lake, through which tho street-cars and
herdlcs splashed merrily. But when tho
sun rose this morning It shone on tho wet,
slimy pavements lust as If nothing had hap
pened nnd tilled tho slimy, sticky sediment
Everybody In tho flooded districts was
busy this morning counting up his losses by
tho nigh water. Thanks to tho nowspapcrs
ovcrybody had warning on Saturday even
ing nnd prepared for high water ns wolt as
they could. The trouble was that most of
them did not prenaro enough did not inovo
their wares high enough up. Thoy took
things out of tho cellars and put them on
tho first floors nnd tho wnlcr Inundated tho
llrst floors. This morning cvcrythlu?
meltable, lloatablo or satiable was molted,
floated olt or smeared with mud. Tho
watcrthat covered tho streets was of tho
muddiest, nastiest sort, anyway, and Its
injection into tho streets through tho sow
ers did not cleanse. It particularly. Ho when
people who lived or did business In tho
flooded districts looked at their homes ami
places of business this morning they found
tho high-water's mark over ever thing in
thoehapoofa coat of sticky, odoriferous
An odd result of tho flood Is that the
pollco havo been bothered to death nearly
all day. Big lumber yards aro thickly
scattered through tho part of tho city
whcro tho flood was most 6evcre, and tho
curfaco of tho water was for squares cov
ered with boards and planks. Thoy whirled
and eddied about tho streets lu the currents
and drifted about Indiscriminately into
other people's lumber yards. As soon as
tho water went down nud It becamo light
this morning tho trouble began. Tho lum
bermen sent their hands out to gather up
their scattered lumber. Ono of them would
rccognlzo a half dozen planks In some
body else's yard and start to get them. Tho
owner ot tho yard would object and a
wranglo would follow. Then, perhaps, an
other lumberman would come up nud claim
tho boards and tho wrangle would grow
hotter. Tho result was that somebody
called for tho patrol wagon to prevent tho
lumber being carried off by ono ot tho dis
putants. THIS BOUT OF TIIINO
was kept up all day long and tho only
thing tho pollco could do was to provent
tho lumber being moved at all until It was
positively Identified bv somebody. But for
the presence of tho pollco there would havo
been numberless lights between rival gangs
of workmen over tho runaway lumber.
Tho Jackson yard seemed to bo particularly
favored by tho flood. That yard was tho
ccutro or a great eddy that circled a largo
Part over tho lumber district, and boards
and planks and shingles wcro floated fiom
other yards and when tho water wont down
left In a promlscitdu.i heap In thq Jackson
?ard. The Usu furnished much amusement
bis morning. Tho receding water left
lots of them wriggling and Jumping on tho
grass In tho Agilcultural Department
S rounds and tho boys caught hundreds of
icm In their hands.
About sixty squares wero under tho
liver's muddy overflow. Bcoldo this thcro
was rather mnro than as much o( Govern
ment reservations Inundated. Tito Monu
ment lot and the Mall wero Hooded to a
very great extent. The muddy water left
tho grass and lower parts of tho trees cov
ered with slimy mud, which this morning's
warm sun dried to a stilt yellow coating
that gavo things n very grotesque, look.
mi: HEAVIEST I.OS.II'.S
In tho city, proper, wcro to tho lumber
men and the commission merchants. Tlio
lumber men nro unable to cstlmato their
losses. They depend ou tho amount ot
runaway lumber that Is recovered. Lots of
tho lumber Is covered with mud. A great
many heavy planks that floated away
through tho streets wero captured by street
urchins nud used for rafts nud lots more
stolen aud converted to kindling wood.
Tho houses along tho parts of thn numbered
streets near tho mall und B aud C! streets
MifTcrcd heavily, tho furniture, carpets aud
pianos on thallrst floors In many Instances
being ruined. J. K, Ergood t Co,, com
mission merchants ou Loulslann avenue,
ln6t $l,!)C0. This was about tho heaviest
of any of tho commission merchants'
losses. Tho others wcro seen by Ciiitio
reporters this morning, nnd placed their
losses at from 100 to iNiOO. They had am
nio warning and moved what of their goods
they could. And things could bo bought
cheap from these commission merchants
Saturday afternoon. Thoy saw the flood
coming uud choso to sell their wares for
almost uothlug, rather than havo them lost
entirely. John W, Shaw's caso was par
ticularly unpleasant. Ho had his two big
storehouses full of flour and tho upper
stories wcro eo full that nouo of It could be
moved. Tho water camo up and ruined
eS,000 worth of It. At tho Botanical Gar
dons tho flood was also disastrous. This
morning 100 or so fish wcro flopping about
on tho graqs and Superintendent Smith said
this morning tho water was almost a foot
higher than during tho previous flood
tweh'O years ago.
"It will cost at least $300 to repair the
damage done by tho water," said Superin
tendent Smith; "hut It Is Impossible- to
cstlmato tho damage to tho plants. Some
of them aro spoiled entirely some not so
much, but eo Injured that they novcr will
recover from tho effects of the flood. For
Instance, you sco that plant tumbled way
out there ou tho 6tono walk by tho water?
That plant, a variety of tho century plant,
has an actual market valuo ot $23 at least.
Now, I can't tell whether It will die or not.
There aro hundreds ot similar cases. Hero
Is a plant which I havo been fifteen years
raising. Thcro Is but ono other llko It In
tho United States, and It Is ot Incalculable
valuo to a collection llko this. ' It was
rolled and tumbled about In the water for
twcnly-four hours, aud uo one can tell
whether It will live or die. No ono ran tell
how much damago has been done lo the
all tiif. cnr.Luis
along tho hotitli Me of the Avenue, from
Third 6trect to Twelfth, wcro flooded. Most
storekeepers took warning and moved
what they could out ot the cellars. The
water came Into tlio lower stories of the
houses along Maryland avenue aud did cou-
siticrauio damage, .ncuermoirs carnago
factory was damaged to tho extent of $200.
About ten gallons of vamfoh wero tipped
over and floated about on top of tho water,
coating carriage cushions and everything
In reach, George J, Mueller had j-',0UJ
woith of goods under water and his lois Is
S'W. Ho had 'J,000 pounds ot black walnut
kernels, 2,500 cocauuts, five barrels of tor
pedoes, twenty biurets ot molasses, forty
bands of sugar aud twelve barrels ut glu
coso lu his cellar. They were Indiscrimi
nately mixed up, tho mixture seasoned
with tlio molasses from tho broken barrels,
ami tho cellar Is a sight (onlay, lliirchard
Bros, lost but $50. and FriuiK Hiimosavs
ho had ovcrylhlug moved out, m that his
loss Is merely the expenxo of cloantng,
Johu Fcgau lost . 1 100, and Charles G, Stott
il&O, DruggUt Christlant's damage will
bo not less than 1300, licall it Baker, tho
grocers, lottnhoutf 1,000, their wholostoro
loom and cellar being flooded. Tho dam
ago to the St, James was about $100. Tho
hotel was an Island nud could only bo
reached by boat or n cab. Last night tho
guests amused themselves by a sacred con
ceit, Tho National Hotel cellar was flooded,
aud about ;!&00 worth of furniture stored
lu It spoiled. Tho Howard Houso
I suffered $W damage, Including tho coit ot
tho cnglno that pumped the kitchen out
this morning. Ilodicr k Gallagher, tho
Elklon Hotel, suffered $1,000 damage, In
cluding n lot of Imported cigars. O. T.
Caitcr fi Co.'s low Is $.TO0, mostly nails In
Iho cellar. J. 11. Bryan A Bros.' Ion Is
SMO, and Browning it MIddlctou's $:00.
Mount Otr A Co. also lost about $500.
Jntncs I.. Barbour savs his loss will not bo
over J5C0 or $000, ns they took tho stitch In
time that saved nine N. H. Shea's loss Is
estimated nt flOO and F. P. May's a
tilflc over that amount. J?. (1, Wheeler
places his loss at $1,000, nml thcro wero a
great many unnllcr losses. Low New
meycr's salooii was flooded, nnd his loss
was henry. Tl.o pool nnd billiard tables
wero moved out. Tho sufferers by the
high water went to work with a will tills
morning nnd tried to clean up as well m
they could, and pcoplo forgot their own
losses In reading of tho Johnstown disaster,
llotwclh I.niiR JSrldgn nnd Ocorretown,
The f ccuo alone the river front of (lenrire.
own this morning was deplorable. Where
uuiu iiuiu viuuuuiu ivnurvcs men uigll Willi
coal, lumber, wood and merchandise aro
now wastes of slimy mud nnd great piles
of drift wood. All along Water street tho
water has subsided anil left n stratum of
mud six Inches deep. Gangs of men with
shovels and carts aro working hard to rc
movo tho layer of slhnc, which now pre
vents vehicles from passing through.
Merchants aro looking around them and
endeavoring to calculate tho loss
which tho raging waters Inflicted. As tho
waters recede It Is found tho damago Is not
so great ns was feared when tho warehouses
stood six feet deep In water yesterday.
However, tho loss will reach far up Into tho
thousands. It Is tmposslblo at this tlmo to
exactly calculato or estimate tho damage.
A Cutric reporter made tho rounds of the
river front this morning
FUOM Till! WASHINOTOX MONUMENT WKST.
Oft tho mouth of tho Seventeenth street
trunk sewer lies tho schooner Emma lloek
hlll aground. Sho Is n bis three-master,
loaded with cement and will havo to bo
dredged out. Tho shoro westward to Now
Hampshlro nvenuo Is strewn with driftwood
and wreckage. At tho foot of Now Hamp
shire nvenuo tho small schooner Jcsso F.
Parks is aground on tho rocks. Lltllcflcld
and Alvord's wharves arc- swept of their
contents of sand and wood aud piled high
with lumber aud drift. Tho damago hero Is,
estimated at $1,000. At tho Cranford pav
ing works a curious sight Is presented. The
worts and wharf Jut out Into tho river and
aro literally covered with cordwood, drift
wood and lumber. Tho machinery Is, no
doubt, damaged, but until tho Imud
Is scraped away no correct
estimate of tho loss can be
arrived at. At Wlushlp's wharf nearly
ovcry scrap of coal is washed away. Tho
loss Is estimated at $30,000. Tho Barber
Asphalt Company think they will lo.so $10,
000. Five boats, thrco loaded with stono
and sand, belonging to them wcro lost.
Johnson A Llbhey loso about $2,000. Lib
bey Bros, lost about $3,000 worth of lum
ber. Wbeatloy Bros.' loss will probably
flguro up about tho same. Tho Independent
Ico Co. had 1 ,B0O tons ot Ice swept away
when ono of their Ico houses went out. The
water was eight feet deep In tho Great Falls
Ice house, whcro 1,800 tons wcro stored, but
It Is not known vet how much damaoro oc
curred. F.viry merchant along Water
street, In Georgetown, sufforcd, but until
the debris Is cleared away an cstlmato can
not. bo made. Tho loss of thoAnalostan
boat house, which went down Saturday
night, was a heavy one to tho club. Nearly
all ot their boats went with the houso. Tho
Potomac and Columbia clubs had removed
their boats early Saturday morning, and
At' tho Nnvy.Ynril.
Tho Navy-Tard Is now clear of water,
with tho exception ot tho machine shop,
gun-house, ordnance-house and tho cabinet
aud carpenter shops, whcro It has sunk to
tho almost uniform level of two feet ten
inches. Without doubt tho machinery shop
lu the eastern end sustained inoro damage
than nny other part of tho yard, all tho
stuff which was on tho ground floor bcln
entirely submerged. It will tako experi
enced machinists, ns well as n great ex
penditure of tlmo nnd money, to right the
damage douo lu this shop.
Tho cabinet and carpeutcr shops were the
only places whcro tho 'machinery was ren
dered entirely useless, and tho greater part
ot (ho blacksmith's outfit was ruined,
When questioned by a Ciiiiio reporter re
garding tho account In somoof tho morulu
papers tint flvo stcolcd rifled guns aud ono
galling, that had formerly "shone In the
sunlight llko silver nnd gold," had been
almost ruined by mud and muddy water.
Lieutenant Dunlnp said: "Thoy aro as good
ns they ever were, as tho 'muddy water re
ferred to did not rlso two Inches ou any of
A portion of tho gun houso will have to
come down to allow of tho resurrection of
tho big gun from Its muddv grave, where It
Is now Imbedded. Iu tho pay ofllco tho
water roso to tho second story window, bat
no documents of valuo wcro destroyed,
however. Tho hull of nn old ship, which
has lain for somo fifteen years In tho yard
has entirely disappeared, aud tho dredgo
which has been employed there recently has
Alone tho Eastern Uraucli.
Tho Anacostla Bridge has sustained no
damage whatover, aud irafllc was rammed
on It at an caily hour this morulug. Almost
tho tlrst to cross wero several flro engines,
In ronsequonco of a largo flro lu Anacostla.
Never In tho memory of tho oldest Inhab
itant has tho villajo of Anacostla been
visited by such a Hood as that which made
Its appearance ou Saturday evening. At
about 8 o'clock In tho evening tho
bridge was submerged, and the au
thorities' stopped all tralllc. Large
crowds of pcoplo gathered near tho bridge
uud tho men who had boats did a thriving
business. In place tho tracks ot tho Bal
timore and Ohio llnllroad wcro under water,
Tho long trestle near tho Insano Asjlum
was entirely uuder water and trains wcro
Tho water continued to rlso alt Saturday
night and thcro was no sleep for tho resf
'dents who lived near tho river. Tho
colored pcoplo who llvo ou tho street ruu
nlng from Douglass Hall wcro driven from
their homes, and by morning only tho roofs
could be seen. On Sumner street the
beautiful homo of .Mr. John A. Darling
was entirely surrounded by water.
Yesterday inornlug the gentlemen In the
houso mado a package of their clothes, put
them on their back and waded to tho
nearest neighbor, and, after dressing, they
started out to llud a boat to rcicuo tho
ladles. At about 1 o'clock p. m. the wutcrs
began to fall, nnd tho pcoplo began to
hrcatho freo again.
Tho now hair factory of Mr. Thomas
wassurrouuded by water and It Is feared
that tho walls havo been weakened aud that
the building will havo to bo rebuilt. Tho
damage to gardens along tho river Is great
aud will cause- much loss to tho people
who own them.
A special from Aloxaudila says that the
-water Is rapidly falling, nnd, at 2 p. m., was
two feet below tho wharves. The mer
chants generally prepared for tho flood aud
did not suffer much loss. All tho 1). & 0,
track between Shepherd's and tho hillside
Is washed away.
WnahliiEtonlnn lu the I'looil,
Tho following from Washington were ou
the express from Chicago, which was
caught In tho flood at Conemaugh, Pa., ami
who aro known to be safe: Mrs. Elijah W,
Halford nnd daughter, Huston Porter,
Innies F.. Terms, Mrs. Mary I.. Couno.
Air, Wiishliigton Nnllor'N Donation.
Mr, Washington Nallor has generously
decided to glvo to-morrow's receipts of his
Hue of cabs to tho fund for tho relict of
iho Johnstown simeicrs,
Ccutro Mnrliot Open us llminl.
Tho flood on Sunday rcichrd a point In
Centre Market thrco inches higher than the
flood of 1831, As soon us tho water bc;an
to recede a largo forco of cleaners woro put
to work, and at n remit of their labor all
night, the market was open to tho dealers
and tho public early this moriilng. Tho
tusk was a heavy ono and was accom
plished to tho surprise and delight ot tho
dealers and multitudes of their patrons,
The costly and extonslvo plant ot refriger
atory machinery was flooded, but It Is be
llcYoa that uo permanent damage will ro-
THE LONO DRIDOE.
Tho ltepentcil ltnps It tin Itecelvod
Conslilcrnhly Dnmnge It.
Tough ns tho historic Long nrldgo Is It
cot some mighty hard raps this time. Tlio
flood went clear over It like a sea. It Is so
badly wrecked that tho meu lu chargo of
tho rebuilding of.lt say thatlt wllltako
two dais to fix It enough to admit tho pas
sago of trains.
At least 200 workman aro clambcilng
over tho wrecked bridge, cutting away
broken llmbcis nnd clearing tho wav for re
pairs. A schooner, tho (leorgo nnd Marlha,
lies against the bridgo halt way across, mni
tho yncht Ella Is high and dry on an
Immenso mass ot drift, a part of
which Is tho Analostan boat-house,
uear the draw, Tho thrco-mastcd
fchooncr Fanny lies broadsldo on against
tho bridgo Just this sldo of tho Georgetown
draw and Is a lolal wreck-. Tho second
span east of tho Georgetown draw Is en
tirely wrecked, and would have gouo down
tho river In pieces but for tho weight of tho
ronl cars that held In down. Early lu the
Howl the railroad pcoplo ran a lot
heavily loaded coal cars out onto
tho bridgo to prevent Its floating oft
down tho river. The cars served the" pur
noso and held tho brldco down ndmlrnbly.
This section would havo held, too, but that
a big coal bnrgo struck It. When tho bargo
struck It went to pieces. Tho coal dropped
down to tho bed of tho river, and
tho pieces of tho boat wero swept ou
senwnnl by the rushing waters. The
ponderous blow knocked tho cntlto
span with tho thrco coal cars
letting on it off from tho pier nt ono end
nnd it lias dropped down below the surface
of tho muddy water. Tho other end re
mains lu place, and ono of tho coal cars Is
poised over a chasm. Tho limbers nro
splintered and broken, nnd tho suction
makes a long break In tho lino of bridge.
This break, which can bo plainly seen
from the shore, gavo rl? o to the report that
tho bridgo had been swept nwn v. Thobrldgo
Is damaged to tho extent of J.10,000. Tho
tlrst step In tho hurried work of repair was
to get the cars over tho wrecked span of
tho bridge out ot tho way. Tho George
town draw of tho btldgo is also an almost
total wreck. For a long" dlstanco, whcro tho
bridgo Is morely n road over tho Hats, tho
ground Is all washed out from under tho
track. Scarcely a foot ot tho track In tho
causeway but will havo to bo rebuilt. At
tlio Virginia cud ot tlio bridgo the track Is
entirely washed out for hundreds of
feet. The old houso at Jackson
City Is wrecked.
There Is a big wreck of somo sort In tho
river Ju3t below tho Georgetown draw and
auothcr farther cast. What they nro will
never bo known till tho list of missing
canal boats and vessels Is moro complete
A big canal loat is pushed stem on against
the bridgo at ono placo and all efforts to
dlslodgo it havo so far been fiultlcss.
A THING OP THE PAST.
The Canal Will 1'rohably Not lie
The severest loss inflicted upon George
town is tho damago to tho Chciapcake it
Ohio Canal. Senator Gorman says it is not
likely tho canal will bo repaired. Tho dam
age Is so heavy that tho money re
quired to put It In condition again
could not easily bo raised. At any rate
thcro will bo a long period of suspension ot
business. This means to paralyze au Im
portant branch of Georgetown's trado tho
coal mid grain trade carried over tho
canal. A heavy loss will bo sus
tained by tho canal boatmen, who
own and llvo upon their boats. There nro
twclvo or fifteen boats laid up In George
town to-day, tho owners ot which aro very
bluo. They enn't even get their boats Into
tho liver. Mules can bo bought cheap to
day, Thcro will bo hard-times among tho
canal boatmen and their families, thus de
prived suddenly of a means to mako a
living, at best a hard one.
Tho flour mills In Georgetown aro shut
down, being dependent upon the canal for
water power. This Important Industry can
only bo revived by repairing the canal
along tho first level, four miles lu length.
It Is estimated it will cost $20,001) to do
The canal was begun In 1823 and Is 181
miles long. Iu 1851 It was completed to
Cumberland, Mil., nud tho first bargo load
of coal camo to Washington In 1832. Thoso
wcr busy times on the canal. George
town was-a great shipping port. Coal
was 6hlppcd to tho eeaj and provisions
and stores carried to Cumberland, bound
for the West. At Cumberland tho old Na
tional Turnplko commenced, which ex
tended to Springfield, 111. Tho canal lias
received a great deal of help from tho State
of Maryland, which now owns many thou
sand dollars' worth of bonds.
THE POTOMAC FLATS.
The Diuniigo Much I.i-s Tliit'u was
The flats Improvement has suffered much
less than was oxpeelcd. Colonel Haines
thinks tho cofferdam Is not damaged to the
extent of moro than a thousaud dollars.
The woodwoik Is all broken and
twisted out ot shape, and stuck and
twMcd iu among the massive
timbers aro boards and planks and pieces
of boats and logs In tho wildest contusion.
It will taken week to clear tho debris away
fco that work can bo begun.
All tho tools on tho coffer
dam aro gone. Tho embankments at
each tlOo of tho dam aro swept away and
entoll a loss of at least $300. Tho long
bank that forms tho northernmost edgo of
the Improvement suffered severely. A'blg
three-masted schooner was lauded high and
dry, her black hull three-fourths out of
water, on this bank', Thcro Is a break thrco
or four hundred feet loug lu this bank
nud ono of tho engineers this afternoon
estimated that at least 20,000 cubic yards of
the bank had been washed out by tho,
The James lllver Is ou a Mg rampage and
lllchmond Is almost as completely Isolated
from tho ouUldo world assliowas during
somo portions of tho war. Apprehensions
ot a freshet equal to that ot 18T proved to
bo well founded, nud nil day considerable
excitement has been caused as a conse
quence. On all tho railroads there havo
been .serious washouts and damage, and
trains and malls over various Hues havo
been delayed. The lower portion of tho
city I) already submerged nud tho water Is
still flslug. Tho street-ear Hues are
stopped and passengers havo to bo trans
ferred. Cnry street Is practically valueless
as a thoroughfare, and boatmen havo been
doing a thriving business nil day, traversing
streets from tho liver to Main street I u
small boats. Cellars lu that part of tho
city aro all Hooded.
Tho Wood liio nt Club.
Colonel Dick Blight, president of tho
Woodmont Fishing Club, has ordered tho
executive committee, Mcs$r!..Itiu,:cll, Me
Gulroand Wlllel, lo proceed on n tour of
Inspection over the Hue, assess damages
mid report tho situation. Tho committee
will ltavo by special locomotive and a car
ot ictrcshmeuts, consisting ot ulucty-fivo
per cent, of fluid lleh-balt and llvo per cent
Mr. l'lsriiell's Cnrrospomleiico,
I.osiiON. Juno 3. Tho Timet'1 counso1.
assisted bv the counsel for Mr. Par no 11.
havo begun an Ins nee'. Ion of the prlvato
letters ot Mr, Pariiell, which the latter re
cently handed to the Timta, counsel. Tho
coirespondciico covers a period ot six years
and comprises 3,000 letters.
l'cll 1'rom n Window While Aloep,
IiAwiiiixtr.. Mass,, Juuo 3. This morn
ing Patrick I'.jan, aged l2, while sleepln";
In a chair in tho third story ot llrostcu'
block, tell out ot tho wiudow nud was
Killed. Mils head was horribly ciushcd.
Ho leaves a widow ami sevcu elilldreii,
Tho Valkyrie's Victory,
Lomion, Juno 3. Thu 77mm, comment
ing on Iho Vnlkyrlo's victory of Saturday,
says she surpassed nn; thing sho had pre
Ylouelydono. Tho Telegraph says sho Is
undoubtedly tho best all-around boat Ju
THE DELAYED MALLS.
THE POSTOPFICE NEARLY OVER
WHELMED WITH THEM.
How Connminlcntloii with the Out
Ido World Is llelng Curried Or
Letters for tho West Sent by Way
or Now Vorlt.
Tho first train arriving In this city since
Friday evening bearing United States malls
pulled Into tho Pennsylvania station this
morning nt 7 o'clock. It was from Now
York, nnd had on boat d besides the malls
from that city aud New England, tho long
delayed coaches from Iho West, which
usually come by way of Chicago. It was,
perhaps, tho largest mall train that
over arrived in tho city and
It took thrco postal cars to necoiuniodnlo
It. They wcro filled to overflowing, and
the extra clc-ks who had been pressed Into
tho eervlco looked weary nnd Jaded. No'
ma'l had been received slnco 0:33 Friday
evening, and business men who expected
Important letters did uol wait until tho
letter-carriers mado their rounds, but
thronged tho tiostolllco corrldcrj mni kept
the delivery clerks busy answcilng their
llAtl.UO 111 COMMUNICATION
wllh tho North, both by tho llalllmoro nnd
Ohio nud tha, Pennsylvania, Is now open,
but the South can bo reached only by
way ot Baltlmoro nnd tho Co.ut Line
of steamers, and tho West by way of
Now Tork and tho Central lfo.id.
Stalls wcro sent by th's itftindabout
route to-day, but, slnco Friday afternoon,
no malls havo been received from points
south ot Norfolk, except from East ru
North Carolina and Virginia. Theso cntno
by way of the Bay Lino and aro very light.
Slnco the SOIh nothing has arrived from any
ot the Southern States and none has been
dispatched, except by way of tho river or
bay, Tho Coast Line carries this mall regu
larly, but nothing has come by this wnvslncc
ll:l n. in. Friday. This road carries nil
through Southern malls. In all probab'llty
a week will elapsobeforo traffic will bo re
sumed on this line, as very had washouts
havo been reported between this city nnd
Petersburg. Iho bridgo nt tho latter point
has been destroyed, and In many places the
road Is still submerged. All wires aro
down, and It Is tmposslblo to ascer
tain tho extent ot the damage. Tho malls
will therefore havo to go via Baltlmo-o
until lepairs aro completed. Tho Vlrg.uta
Midland Is badly damaged aud tho Suuth
cannot bo reached by any rail line. No ono
can tell when travel to tho South by rail
will bo resumed. Unless somo dellnltu In
fonnatlou ou this point Is obtained tho
mails to-day will bo forwarded by tho Bay
Line. Tho Pennsylvania Itoad Is running
trains os far as ork, Pa., and malls fo
that city and points along the line go
through. For tho West they are trans
ferred nt New Tork to tho New Tork Cen
tral. No trains are running on tho II. & 0.
from Iho West and malls on tho Metropoli
tan Uracil go only as far as Dicklnsou's.
For ihe past two days the employe! of
tho City Postofflco Iiavo had a compara
tively rt.sy tlmo, but they havo Mad to pay
for their lclsuro to-day In being over
whelmed with work. It Is tho bus'est day
they have seen for a Ion; tlmo and they nro
kept constantly on tho half-run. Tho b.;gs
ot the carriers are tw.co their usual size
and tho dispatchers nre busy getting rid of
oiihat tiles or pouches .
that have been accumulatlii'; in thu office
for tho past two days. The rear of tho
building has bcn Jammed all day with
waeous and Ion": lines of them stretch
down Sixth street. In front ot tho
Pennsylvania station. Several trains, made
up exclusively of postal cars,
left this nioriMng. Postmaster Boss
says that ho Intends to keep up with tho
woikoftho ofllco If ho has to work night
and day nnd employ an extra force, lie
docs not think, however, that this will bo
necessary, as tho mall Is being disposed ot
very rapidly, and no Southern mails com
ing In make; tho rush less great. The busi
ness men suffer groat Inconvenience by the
Interruption, but tho Pc-tofllcc nnd ra'l
road authorities nre making ovcry effort to
get tho sjstcm ngalu in working order.
The l'lctlmoiit Air Uue.
Tho Piedmont Air Lino Is rapidly repair
ing tho damages occasioned by the late
storm, aud will probably rcsumu Its train
scrvlco from Alexandria to-morrow morn
Ingito all points South. During tho Inter
ruption to the rail lino between Washington
aud Alexandria passengers holding through
tickets will bo transferred by Seventh Strcot
Ferry to tho foot of King street, Alexan
dria, whcro thoy will reach tho trains of tho
Piedmont Air Line waiting at Union street,
within tho distance ot one block from the
At tho time of golug to press this after
n oou It was thought not unlikely that tho
iiloht train for tho South could bo dis
patched, leaving Alexandria at 11:0
Ntlll S. llioi.n Killed.
Nclll S. Brown, Jr., for many years Bead
ing Clerk of tho lower House of Congress,
was run over yesterday morulii'c while
crossing tho track of the l.oulsvlllo and
NashUllo Itallrnad at Nashville nud In
stantly killed. His body was ground almost
beyond recognition. Ho was -II years old
mid a son of ex-Governor Brown ot Ten
nessee. Ills family are lu this city.
Dentil of Samuel W. Keen.
Tho innuy friends of Mr. Samuel W.
Keen will deeply regret to learn of his death,
which occurred at his residence In this city,
this morning, after a Inlet Illness. Sir.
Keen was a young man ot rare Intellectual
gifts, of an amiable, genial and gentle
nature, which secured for him a host ot
Klectlon In Dublin.
Dt'iu.iN, Juno U. In the Parliamentary
election to-day lu the southeast division ot
Cork, Sir. John Slough was elected with
out opposition to fill the vacancy caused
by the retiring of Sir. John Hooper.
Ocean .Steamers Arrived.
At Qiiccn&lowii, steamer Scythlc from
At Glasgow, State of Pennsylvania from
At New Toil;, yacsland from Antwerp,
The Sow School Untitling,
Tho contract for building the eight-room
school bouse on L street, between Sixth
ami Seventh southwest, was to-day awarded
to George 0. Cook. Ills bid was $20,000.
Old Soldier Colobrutlng,
Boston, Juno 3. Tho Ancient nnd Hon
orable Attlllery Company to-day Is cele
brating Its 23Ht anniversary.
City und Hiiliiiilmn,
Frank Thompson, dealer in furuituro, at
017 Seventh street, has assigned to W. P.
II, 0, Edmonston, 4,'M Ninth street, has
made an assignment. Liabilities, W.WJ.'JJ;
Joseph Oppenliclmer was charged lu tho
Pollco Court to-day by his wlfo with strik
ing tier. Ills former boud of $500 was for
feited. John C. Carter, a colored man, was put
ou tiial to-dav for mi assault ou J. II.
Brooks with Intent to kill ou tho tilth of
Uou, John Wnuamnkct aud Sir. 11. 11,
MouUou will make addicsscs at tho dedi
cation ot the temperance tent at Ninth and
I'.hodc Ulaud avcnuo to-morrow night,
Tho body of a man lias found hi tho
Enstcin lliauch yesterday afternoon, but
was not Identified, It was thought lo bo
Tippclt Cuoksey, who has been mlislug
slnco tho SOth,
A flro this morning destroyed n two
story frauio stablo und carpenter shop
owned by Uaao llecis, valuo $1,000; a stable
owned by Watson Cair, loss $300; and a
stable owned by James licall, loss $S'0,
Cornelius Martin, lately trainer tor
Pcdcstrlciiuo F.vaus, was charged to-day
by Miss Goldlo, "The Indian Princess," ami
oilier pedestrians with keeping a ilug bo-lone-bur
to iho former, but bo was uot
A MIOHTV PERSOUAOE.
How the London .Shnpkpoiior Saiod
Himself 1'rom Itllln,
London, JunofJ. Ti uly tho London shop
keeper Is a mighty pcrooiinge,
Tho Queen, n fortnight ago, imposed a
three-weeks' period ot mourning upon tho
cuiitl for tho death of a very nice little lady
whom nobody In Fug'niid eared nrnp nbout,
Iho Downger Queen of Bavarln. Ihe Lon
don shopkeepers took the alarm nt once,
With the court in mourning, who was to
buy the clegnnt plumnttc wlP.i which their
shelves groaned and which they had pro
vided so profusely, In anticipation of n
billllaut court season? Without any public
demonstration they brought a strong pres
sure to bear In various ways upon pitch
members of the Government as were nearest
IterSInJcJtv, representing that their bust
nets would bo ruined If the order wcro
Tho Queen ht flrst refused to listen to
nny proposition for n shortening ot tho
term, but after much persuasion, nnd n
graphic description of tho ruin tho order
would Inevitably bring upon a largo and In
fluential class ot her loyal subjects, sho
Anally jlcldcd. Tlio order was modified so
ns to permit tho wearing of any costumes
tho fair attendants at her court saw fit.
Tho members of Her Majesty's household
mul tho corps dlploniat'quo wcro still rigor
ously rcstiicted to mourning garb, but
theie wcro the only exceptions.
Tho shopkeeper wns happy onco more.
He told his gaudy finery again and the
Stato concert became, Instead of a picture
of tombro gloom, n paradise of bright col
oi s. ThopcMod of mourning, wulch Is
still theoretically lu existence, uoes not ex
pire until next Saturday, but It Is now rcu
ilei ed practically a dead letter. Evou so
eorly as lost Slouday, o'i tho occasion of
Her Majesty's Slate ball, the mourning wns
entirely of n pcrunictory character, nnd the
costumes wen) ns gorgeous as thoy wero
ever known to bo on such au occasion. The
samo may be said of the drnulug-room last
WHAT PEOPLE SAT.
AVmm, the l'vtl Building llootblack: "No,
I don't llko deso rubber slippers nnd brown
shoes wot the men wears now. They beats
mo out oh about twentv shines a day."
Milton O. Jtitrminl: "Who Is It that Is
senred for tear the Washington icjcrvolr
la going to break aud drown out tho city.
Ho will have to wait a good many years
beforo ho sees any water flowing out of that
A. h'crthatt; Proprietor of Randall's:
"Oh, thcro is no doubt that tho old vet
erans would bo accommodated If thoy camo
to Washington. Thcro nro plenty of hotels
nud boardfng-liouscs hero that would do all
In their power lo find quarters for tho old
soldiers, and ns to amuecuients, why they
Howard A. Tliom0)i, correspondent
Cleveland 1'lahuteiilee; "Well, tho flood
will do ouo tiling for which Harrison Is, uo
doubt, thankful, nnd that Is to stop tho In
flux ot ofllcc-sccKcrs for at least u day or so.
And It will also causo a good number ot
placc-huutcrs to tako the next train home
lo look after crops, etc."
11. Jfcidailicivier of Hcldcnhelmcr's Loan
Office: "Well, yes; Washington Is n poor
placo for n pawnshop. Oh, no; we deal
wllh very few actors. Persons who pawn
nniciesiu unsirngion nro cuicny Depart
ment clerks who pawn rlnjs, watches nud
such things until thoy get paid oft when
they always redeem tficiu,"
Henry J!, ftiri; "Tho Com t may or may
not decldo that there Is no law to prevent
the salo of liquor on Sunday In Georgetown,
but theie Is something better than such a
low lu tho discretionary power ot tho Com
missioners over liquor licenses. It tho
liquor dealers of Georgetown think It wise,
let them sell liquor ou Sunday,"
11. II. Hiihojn "What Washington needs
Is ouo or two llrst-chiss excursion boats.
Tho beautiful Potomac Is n perfect boon to
Washington In tho summer, yet a great
many pcoplo nre afraid to venturo on tho
water because of tie risk they run lu being
Iu a great crowd on ono of the Potomac
I'ergtu Vertin "There Is no chance at all
for an honest fisherman tliee days. Here
I've had my bass rods and lines all ready
for a mouth waiting for tho blootiilu' liver
to get clear enough for n bass to tell a min
now from a mud turtle. I believe every bit
ot red clay lu Western .Maryland has washed
Into tho Potomac. Will It ucverclcar up?"
Vriink (I. Womli "Tlio sport I most en
joy Is running. At collece 1 mado a record
as n splinter. 1 dhl 100 yards lu eleven
seconds, and for au amateur that Is con
sidered good time. I think It would ho a
good scheme If some one would get up a
serleo of fat men walking-matches. It
would be a novelty, mid what ono hankers
after nowadays Is something novel."
t'oloml Morgan '. of the Ebbltt House:
"1 don't want to seo nny moro ruin for a
month of Sundays, ami by-tho-by, don't
you know that tho giv.it storm we've ex
perienced wns predicted lu the early part ot
Slay by n Canadian preacher? I can't re
call his name just now, but the prediction
was mude, novel thclc.M, nnd for tho past
twenty-four hours It has been tho subject
of conversation lu tho lobby of tho hotel."
Charlie limit, Correspondent: "I nover
saw so many humorous yet pathetic sights
as I (lid Saturday night nud Sunday. There
was a premium on ladders nud rubber
boots. Just fancy a fellow calling ou his
best gill through tho medium of n second
story window. Well, I saw several use
tho ladder. Tho scenes south of tho Ave
nue and Seventh street yesterday reminded
mo very much of Venice, only tho gondolas
wcro wanting to uinko tho picture porfect.
But (lie row-boats answered tho purpose.
The Prohibitionists of Washington wcro
hnppy became water had triumphed."
Thunder Htnrius In Knslaiid,
I.oNimv, Juno !i. Tho midland counties
have been visited by Severn thunder storms
and the rolu and lightning have douo much
domagc. The lower portions of Liverpool
aro flooded and tralllc lutcrruucd, A bank
atPicstonwas struck by lightning. Nu
merous accidents to life nud properl) nro
Iho llerlln I'lotoiol,
Br.ui.lN, June 0, It Is expected that the
protocol drawn up by tho Saiuoan confer
ence wilt bo signed by tho representatives
ot thei three governments concerned ou the
8th Inst. Tlio commissioners aro preparing
to tnko their departure from tho city.
The Southern l'aclllo Withdraws.
S in FiiANrwo, Cal.i liineil. Althoush
unofficially combined, It Is generally under
stood here that tho Southern Pacific Com
pany has given notice ot Its withdrawal
from the Transcontinental Association.
At Hie Hotel.
A. A. Graham, Columbus, Ohio, l at tho
Dr. and .Mrs. K. DavU, New York, aro at
I.Augustus Stauwsod, Brooklju, Is at
L. D. Phillips and J, A, Hodge, Jr., aro
George 1. Keatlug, Brooklyn, Is at the
Hon. John A. Quackciihitsh, Stillwater,
Is nt the Blggx House.
John White, Cincinnati, and W. A. .Mc
Laughlin aro at Wlllard's,
George Befl nud wife and E, Cardoso,
New York, aro at the Metropolitan.
Hon. It, A. Ayrcs, ex-Secretary of State
of Virginia, Is legist cred at tho Ebbltt.
L. II. Alllion. Montreal. Canada, and 11.
i W. Pcgiaiu, New York, aro at the Na
tional, Frank II. Tracy, Owc'jo, N. V., aud 8,
I), Hamilton, New York, nro rvgUtcied at
1 Finest D. Ilousford, London, F.nglaud,
! and Vivien Howard, India, aro ut tho
Benjamin F. Dyer, Boston, and Samuel
1 Vuu Veen Mcllenrl Itousscl, New Tmk,
arc at the Kumlull.
Johu I., Wilson, Philadelphia-. General
Joseph 11, Anderson, lllchmond; Colouel
l.jman Bidgcs. V S. Army, anil Hon. Johu
1 Itulun, Nn&klllc, Teuu., arc at tho Kbbltt.
RECOVERING THE CARP
THE FISH COMMISSION 'HARD AT
'.florin lielng Made to Iteeover Ihrt
I'lh Curried Away by Dm I'looil
User n Million Shad Lost -Th
llroeilliig Station Dummied,
Slcn were busily engaged th's morning In
stretching nets nlong the river f rout be) unit
the monument. They are lo extend about
-00 feet each way, taking tho great whltu
shaft as a centre, und siting round lu this
form ot a horse shoe. Ily this means,
Colonel Marsha! McDonald expects to re
capture all ot tho German carp that escaped
out of tho west pond yostcrtlny, nud he sv
lb.it bo has not a doubt that the majority iit
Hum will fall Into the trap, Before the
rise In tho waters of the Potomno thcrn
wero between EO.C00 and iO.flOO carp In lid
breeding place. No one can tell how many
remain, but the suppnrltton Is that nit of
them took advantage ot tho opportunity tn
taste tho sweets ot freedom and seek more
extended fields of action. Of this number,
I ut n few hundred wic mother llsh, nnd M
theso wcro very valuable as breeders,
havlnor been Imported nt crcat expense, it I
Intended to spare no effort to recover them,
Somo of tho employes, howovcr, say that
this Mill Ixi Impossible, ns the great major
ity aic far away by th's tlmo nnd out of
tenth of nets. The bead of the Commission
Is coulldcut that ho will havo them all back
In thu ponds as soon as tho water subsides.
Tho thousands of smaller llsh will, how
ever, cecnpc, ns the meshes of tho nets nro
two largo to entangle them. They will c
toward suppling the Potomac, and noxt
scason fishermen will reap tho benefits of
tho flood In well-filled baskets. Colonel
McDonald says that this loss will not.
seilously Incommode the work of the Com
mission In this city, and that they have a
plentiful supply at other stations to fill alt
In the cast pond, at the Monument
ground?, over 1,000,000 shad about twi
Inches long were waiting until tho tluiu
came for them to be deposited lu the vari
ous Mrcanis of the country. Kvery ouo or
thcmctcnpcd mid tho Potomac, If tho flMi
havo good luck, will bo licher next year by
this number. They nro not a lois, though
It wns not Intended to net them nt liberty
until September, when they would havo
been about t Ico their present size. They
arc, however, capablo of taking care or
thcirinclvcs In tho water. If tho big fish will
only let them nlone. This Is what Colonel
McDonald fears they will not do and would
havo been glad If his tavorlte protege
would havo been lot ulono a little longer.
Ho would llko to recapture them, but thl
The damago to Ihe breeding statlou will
amoui.t to nearly a thousand dollars not
Including the loss ot fish. Tho ponds wcro
cntiicly inundated aud it Is feared that tha
embankments bavu In somo pans given
way. Nothing can bo known definitely,
howovcr, until tho water recedes, Tlio
buildings nro as yet Intact, though tha
pretty rustic feuco has given way In places;
and will have to bo repaired. It Is alsn
fcaied that tho btldgo from the s.recttn
tho building on tho little peninsular ban
uccn w nsncu away, .-soiiung is yet lino wit
about the condition of the two or threit
thousand gold-fish kept lu the email ponds,
though come must havo escaped as several
wcro caught In the vicinity ycitcrday. Bo
foro the water reached the station largtt
nets wcro stretched across the gold-flsli
pond, but It will not bo known whether
these prevented the escape of the fish until
tho water goes down.
Fish Commissioner McDonald nscrlbes
tho lots cutlrely to the Long Bridgo aud thu
absence, ot an embankment along tho river.
Hosnys the piers ntthe brldco forced tho
water back Into tho city, and It would be n
saving to the city In the future if tho bridgo
wcro to go. Ho added that a lovco eight or
ten feet high Is also necessary on tho river
front to prevent n repetition of tho Hood,
nud thinks that In tho near future It will
An V.nty Way Out or It.
Ni:w Tome. Juno St. It Is announced
that John T. Pluiikct and hlswlfc, Mary II.
Pluukct, tho well-known leaders In this
Christian science movement, ngrecd re
cently to minul their m.urlago tic, owing ti
Iho fact that they no longer lcgatdod them
selves ns Intended for ono nuother. Mrs.
Pluukct has slnco inanlcd A. B. Worthing
ton. Neither of tho ceremonies, It Us.ild,.
wns conducted with the usual legal forms.
The facts wcro not Intended to become pub
lic, (hough the Intimate friends ot tho par
tics were nwnro of them.
Aid 1'rom Itoi'hostor.
llocnr.iiTLii, N. Y., Juno it, The ltd!
Cross Society for Sfunroo County will meet
at tho mayor's ofllco this cveilng for the
purpose of raiting funds fur tho Johnstown
sullercrs. Thu Rochester Mandolin Orches
tra will repeat, for tho benefit ot tho fuud,
Its conceit given last week for its oi
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Tho New York Stock Market.
Tlio following aro tho prices ot tho New
Toil; mid Chicago markets as reported by
special wire to" C, T. llavcnuer A Co.,
li'Jl F street northwest:
D. I., .t W
Del, & Hud.
I., it N
SI., K. .t T
N, T. Ccn...
.10 I 01 Northwest..'lllijll
... umana i
:m :;o " do. pfd..1 1
143 H3J P. SI. S. 8..' Hull !t7
Heading.,.. 40J till
!S 2SZ It. it W. Ft. "OS 2.H
luu.iun do. pfd..' i
CO) 70 I St. Paul I 7!1? T-t
10.il 103J Tex. Pac....' ',
union Pac. iKJ KI
73r 713 W. Union..,1 87 8TJ
103, 10 Pctrolcumi., s-iu sat
'.. ..'Am. CotsM WIJ ffiH
Ml 302' Atch .t Top 45S 4.'.t
071 l!7J CM., II it Q'iOJ 10J
Tho Chicago Market.
lOpen. Close. I
1 Open. Close,
I i win. 1
7.M July .... 11 80
il Auk ....'
Wnshlncttm .Sloclc i:m limine.
Miscellaneous bonds W. it 0. It. It.
Co., 10; Masonic Hall Ass'n., 1078; Wash.
Market Co., Ill; Wah. Market Co,, Imp.
bonds, lis, ISO; Wash, Lt, Infantry, 10:1;
Wash, Lt. Infantry, Sil, 71; V. Gas Light
Co, loiuU, 125; YV. Gas Light Co. boudi,
script, 125. .
National Bank Stocks Bank nt Wash
ington, SIX); Bank of Republic, 200; .Metro,
polltnu, 210; Central, -, Second, 101;
Faimcis and Mechanics', 170; Citizen'.
1R5; Columbia, 13.-..
Ballroad Stocks Washington ami
Georgetown, : .Metropolitan, 114; Ci
umljIa.USJ; I'npltolaiid North O Street, 301.
Insurance StojUs Firemen's, 41; Frank
lin, 43; .Metropolitan, 75; National Union,
lUJi Aillncton, i C'oicuran, 02: Colum
bia, l.Vi German American, ; Potomac.
-; ltlggs, 81.
Gas and F.lcctrlc Light Stocks -Washington
Gas, 43j: Georgetown Gas, 40; U 3.
Klectilc Light, N).
Telephone stocks C'hesapeako and Poto
mac, h,; Amcilcan Graphnpliouc Co., '-'J'i.
Miscellaneous Stocks ashlngton Star
ke t Co., Ill; Washington Brick SUchlii'
Co., 257; Great Falls Ico Co., WIJ; Bu'
ltuu Panorama Co., ; Itcol Estate THIu
Insurance Co., 120; Columbia Tltlo lu
surancu Co., IU; National Sato DcpotU Co.,
Local Wenthor Indications,
Fair, followed Tuesday by ohowers;
slljshtly warmer; southerly wluiw,
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