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NAPOLEON, OHIO, THURSDAY,FEBRUARY 17, lSSi.
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tion, 5U eenU per square eacn adiUttoaal Inssrttoa.
The Story of, a .Trareler.
Travelers meet with many
incidents as well as accidents.
TVipv pndure manv; hardships
as well as to share the tat ot tne
Land, l Once upon a time a
12 man who was traveling
from the cradle to the grave,
who sought fame, fortune and
: "relics,' the latter of which in
eluded a wile. " In passing
through the State ot Ohio, he
accidently or otherwise heard
, of the .Little Dutchman in
Napoleon, Henry county. Be-
ing rather of an inquisitive
;: turn of mind he began to n-
4uire into the history ot thi;
individual, when his curosity
f soon became excited and lie
rftsolved to call UDon this s elf
same person, before he got very
much nearer to his grave. He
thought that he would here find
, much valuable matter which
rwould assist him in' filling up
his very interesting Diary, and
sure enough he traveled not in
- Tain, his wildest imaginations
were here completely over-
whelmed, and he wondered that
he had not earlier heard of or
": discovered this wonderful Foun
, tain where the Balm of Life is
annually dispensed to- thous
ands. Yes, where all the very
best and most popular medi
cines known in the entire
world are kept in their purest
states for the relief and cure of
the afflicted and suffering, where
.even .the dying can be made to
; feel that they have reached the
haven of rest. He not only
found here all the necessary
, and proper remedies for restor
ing the diseased and crippled
, condition of the physical body,
, but he found a large stock of
'. the choicest food for the brain;
that which produces thegrowth
v o'f the mind, viz: Books. These
i were well selected and calcu
lated for the young as well as
the old. And did the people
but know that to cultivate a
good healthy mind in the child,
will do more to develop a good
healthy body than all the medi
i : cine in the world, they would
. invest more liberally in good
books for the children. And
yetT nevertheless, this is a fact
;'.; which can and has been suc
; eessfully demonstrated many
,times by the , best scientists in
" the world.. This traveler was
. much pleased with these two
stores in one large building be
ing so successfully managed for
; th welfare and wellbeing of the
V; human family, so much so that
he has concluded to make Napo
leon his future home, where he
r an have free access to this
' Mammoth Store, and to receive
, kids for matrimony which can
lie addressed to Traveler, care
," f the Northwest office, Napo
' . lootL, Ohio.
The. Mauniec en a Bust!
THE f LOOD AT TOLEDO.
From tSaturdty't Bs.
Wht fn hv bm cxprmud for Kmr Urn piirt
Out im m the vx of dBUgwont break-up in
the MimMt ounj bd boped Uurf, M In nnnieromi
former yan,th ftuodi mlgbt pnm awij iradtullr
and without dinner, J at the nuiat taveteriile cruker
of eyll Udliig did not vrntiir to ecncrlve tha half
thai hu OTerraken na.
The dUaater U deplorable, and Ira effect will be far
rrarhiuc. Prubibljr mlllluna ordullan will silt corer
the terribte loae that the aiigry wavea and whirling
bkx'Ju of Ice have alraady and now are inflicting aa we
write. Bridge,' tcaaela, wheat, oorn, himber, met
ehaudlse, groevriea, every conceivable property hare
gone and are going into the general wreck.
The picture ia frightful- to cuntemplate, and the
angry water continue to riae. A 11 along the dock,
from one end of the city to the other, and for miles
above and lielnw, the wild aceue of uitiito; water und
deeoUtioDriierond the power of deecriptiou. Hnoh
a wlde-apread devastation, Toledo in all her hlatory boa
never expi'rieuced, and the kma aud atiffering that
main enKne ean not now be -ebUmatrd. liit topar
UuiiUra. M'ENKh'THIH MOBNINO. .
Early In themorrUng the center of attraction wae)
ftutnmit troet iu tha vietuityt' Monroe aud Perry.
At tile corner of Mount the wiW reached up aroiuid
the corner of the Mcrchauta' National Bauk buildinft,
the baaeinent of that block, ae wall ua the territory
hounded by Water atreet being flooded. Iu the lower
part of Sumtr.it, between Monroe nd Perry tliere
were three aeet" of water throuxh which uien were
floundering Iu rubber boot, axiU wugona and atreet
curs were tedioualy making their way, to the wonder
ment ol the tiumeuKe erowda of men, women and chil
dren that lined the newly bounded ahorea.
At 9 o'clock; tin, time of the reporter's visit the
flood wae at the Buruett Hoiiho corner, but
A TKMVOBAUr nilHMIE
ha been conatnicted acroea the railroad bridge over
Hwan Creek, and poMHeiigeni were putting over at a
lively rate. Thitt operation wae quite intereitting and
ainutting. The crowd'would aurge up to the foot
board, and completely till it with a atriug of people to
the number of thirty or forty. By that time a large
crowd would accumulate ou the otherend of the little
atructure. anxiona to come the other way. Ar the
firi-t break in the human atream the opposing tide
would aet in and Homotiuic hold the boarde for several
minutes. There would be collitiouH, and as there waa
no room for two to puss iu safety numerous mishaps
occurred, wheu some of the paaaengers ould be
thrown off, to the timureinent of the spectators.
All munii ng the bridge leading to the Middle Uronu d
were weighed down by
i hash or ctnuoi s buvasity,
enough - Iu hold them dowu if they had been in
danger of beiug carled off. The bayou bridge waa in
ahoutthioontliUon,ae the water waa directly under
the floor of it. ftwau Creek an I the boyou were filled
with the ugly looking masses of mud colored Ice, the
large maesea enclosing debris of all kinds. The
basemeota of Bridge street waa, of course, badly
flooded, the water in places being nearly up to the
railroad. The damage ln auch places as Birkenhanr'e
aud W ykc'a restaurants mnst have been immense. , Aa
Indicating the rapidity with which, the wrier same up,
aunie of the men aVeaid that they were Bitting there
talking, aboat ti tTclock,-whenwltbotit -wnrrditg the
w ater came pouring in npon them, and they were
obliged to wade out through water up to their knees.
THX SUIIDMB- OHUUN1)
prexected'a strange scene, all waa a watery waste, with
an oppressive silence ruiglting over it. only broken by
an occasional boat being rowed about from one part
to another, or a team driven from one point tonnother
where the water waa the shallowest, gathering up
what freight they oould. The whole territory was
under wuierto a depth of 6 to Kl feet, according to
the lay of the land. The Island House had a depth of
water of about eiitht feet on its main floor, an event
nnparaileled in the history of the city.
Of course all btuuiens aud travel was suspended in
that direction. Passenger and freight trains were
standing in water which came hall' way up their sides.
No traina oould run either in or out, and so the city
has been practically cut off front communication with
the outside world by most of the roads eutering the
Union Depot. However, arrangements will be made
so ae to take and deliver puesengers from the outer
depots, on the lines that are not too much broken up
by their bridges being destroyed.
AT THK BCBNXTT HOCHE,
the manager reported their cellars well flooded, but
without much damage bemg done, or the running of
the hotel being eerioutuy interfered with. The omce
was full of people tliscusHiiuj the great disaster, many
oftltem representing the overflow from the Island
House, a lsrire number of people beiug run out of
there by the raising of the water. A number of
passengers on two of the trains which were standing
in the Fuiou depot ready to go out, went unceremon
iously hustled out of the coaches by the rapidly rising
waters. There were many anxious travelers in the
omce, who would have been glud to pay double fare to
get home, but saw no immediate prospect of it.
THK BPNHIKO Or Tlums, .
was, of course, mostly suspended'in all directions, ttm
only one sent oat, of tho numerous ones which go
from the Union depot iu different directions, beiug
ou the Wabash, over which road a train went put
late iu the raoruiug, starting from the Broudway
crossing. Late in the dny arrangements were made
by which the Pennsylvania company's trains could
come into, the city acrosB the Luke Shore bridge,
which was the only one remaining intact.
JEFFERSON AKI MADISON .ETHEKTV,
In the vicinity of Water street, being coverrd with
people, who would keep running from one point to
another, wild with excitement, and eager to gain some
new intelligence of tho stupendous disaster. Water
street itself was camporatively cleur, except in a few
places, where large masses of the ice were stranded.
This was especiully the cuse nt the foot of Madison
street, where cttkoa of ice as lurye square as the floor
of an ordinary Bittii'g room had been crowded in the
slip between the two buildings. The water was about
Ave feet deep lit thiB part and a strong current ran
through the street, making it ditUeult to navigate the
boats and raits used to get goods, etc., out of the
warehouses on the river side of Water street.: It is
in these buildings running along on both sides of the
street that the most damuge will be done and will be
Incalculable.runuing up probably into the hundreds of
thousands ol dollars.
FltOM fBE CHAMBKU OF OlttJMKKCK,
Vlndlay Buildiug, a grand aud impressive sight could
be wituessed, aud the opportunity was improved by
large crowdB of people,, including many ladies, who
flocked to the roofs. Up and down the river, as far its
the eye could reach, wits to be seen a solid Held of ice
composod of a solid mass of the- iimuensit rakes -piled
together in all eliapes, and.tlte wtloie surface thick, y
strewn with timber,-lois, boards, .etc., of all sixes. - It
could be plainly seen tlutt the lee wus wedgsd solidly
against the floor of both the 'horry street and lVmmyi
vania railroad bridge, so UtIJe iucther riae aud en-
pecially amovement of tlte ice gorye would piaee the
main part of the bridge ill the greatest danger. Many
men could be seeu crossing Irom the bridge to the';
shore by stepping from the ice at tile wi st cml of tho J
draw wheu the span watt gone. Look down the. rivet'!
from the Findlay building one could ee the trnek of i
the vessels lost night as they crashed through the west j
end of the two bridges, but fortunately niiftMlug (ho ,
draws and passing between them und tile shofc. A t ;
Cherry street und other point nliing Water, men and
boys wiire busily euguged nidiing out auything valuable '
that could befouud flouting. ;ind making their wsviu- !
to Btores and warehouses trying to get out merchan
dise, etc., that would be lia'do to be damaged by &
TUE riKHT INT1MATK1N
of the coming destructive element was the ct'oshjmr
of the ice among the suwlogs.at the docks of Mitchell
A itowlaud. A roar like an approuenmg train was
heard about 8 o'clock, and the men employed ou the
Middle Orouud saw a tre.iueudlous rush of water,
trees, logs, and. a dirty, chaotic mass, as it rushed
oast and dowu to the Tracy Brothers Here logs wero
lifted and thrown thirty feet up, the embankment,
large cakes of detached ice following and keeping
them company. J
Reaching the Lake snore iron tiruige, uis nrxt 10
feel the eif ect of the force, a partlul impendlraent wan
made, but which only added to the fury of the on rusli-
inir loo. Tbis bridge, only about t wo years old, wae
built somewhat higher than any other iu the city, aud
with long spans, ao that the currant was confined be
tween the abutments. No damage waB effected here.
Juet below this bridge, perhaps 11)0 feet, the
CANADA BHCTHKBN BBIDClt,
so culled, tiBorded the secoud barrier to further pro?
greae. A moment after the flrst rush was over, a
massive oakeof ice struok the west end of tho diaw
knocking the entire, striv-turo endwise. A sqcoud
toaster cake struck the draw and after a aaetnent of
mighty effort to maintain Ha position, M waa furred to
aoorumb, and joined the army of kaya and other debris
ota their downward eonrae. At the big Wahaah ele
vator, only a short dlataeo below, U schoonera
MediterraiMaa. Y. 1. Diinford. M. Htalker and At
moahera ware lying, Inadad. Extra precaaUoo had
iMati taken to secure thaw boats, fastenings without
amber being attached to the dock and bants.
Aa tbeejraw of the bridge awung from Me station
and took up a position la the) current, ooe end of It
a track the steamer Atnioepher. and a great crash and
breaking of strands waa heard ahov tho roar. Kloar-
St the craft began to move, and when a maeslva ire
oa added its weight ta that of the tron bridge the rope
and Iron fastenings snapped like thread and the
A tmoaphere was afloat. Meanwhile the angry waters
want rushing peat, and In leas time than tt can be told
the-bridge aud schooner had at nick and carried away
the Unuford, M talker and Atmosphere,
FOB TUI NEXT NILE
nothing intetpoetnl to prevent the onward meti. and
fmmtnte headway was trained. Immediately to),
low Ing the advance goanl of the tide, came tiie iu
discriminate maes, and the high water commenced
Its work i Inundation along the bank- of the low
territory. Kspiulv rushed the destroying t loiiieitt
until the bttud in tho river, at tho foot of Monroe
street wae reached. Here and along the dorks
thousand' of persons had congregated to view the
grand sight, hut the siiectacle was uki impoffutr
and a rush was made for higher ground.
Lucky It was so. for the crook seamed to throw
the- immense weight against the dorks, teuriugand
nprontinf in Its terrible away. Fmm this point lit
the t herrj' urect bridge the deinoin-tratlon was
witnessed by manv huudred eyes. Ilefore the flnul
ouslatiL'ht. the water was about Ave feel below the
floor of the hridge, hut in less than a minute the
entire structure waa flooded. The crowd had dis
played alacrity equal tti -taut tide, aud when Ihc. Ice
struck the biidge. all were In sitfe positions. The
momenttim of the brejik-t p wus itOt.snnVient tt
dttiwii'e the li'idire. hut buttering rams were furn
ished lu the shape ot the schooners. The flrst to
appesrln the darkness was the Medlterranciin, and
with bated breath the onlookers watched the mov
ing craft. Before the boat hud reached the bridge,
the bridge tender ran out and drew the bar, allow
ing the draw to swingopen. As If t;urded by an un
seen hand, the schoonef swituo; inlo the channel,
and with many exclamations of wonder from the
admiring crowd, ran through the draw as if la tow
of a tug. But alas. Just as the people along the
shores were coligniiulHtllig themselves upon the
escape of the city bridge, the wind nlew the draw
around a little too far, and the main rlzgliig of the
Moditeroneoii rangbt thsraillug. closing the struct
ure, as one would the door of n house ou milking; exit.
Then the crowd discovered another hujre hulk ap
proach lit Hie darkness, and with a tremendous
crash the Atmosphere struck the draw square, and
amid the crash nt a collision, the xuuppingoi lim
ber and tint noise of failing spurs, went outward
with the tide, taking the draw, nnd for a few feet
dragging the western span.
As the Atmosphere rushed past, the form of a
man was observed at the helm, and many cheeks
blanched as the danger was realized. It was Oupi.
Jennings, who had resolved to stick bv his ship to
the lust. All question as to the strength of
1ll PENNSYLVANIA BBI1MK
was soon solved by the western span joining tho
phalanx and speeding lakewurd. The channel thus
made through the two bridfrcs afforded ample room
for the mass following, and the two rear schooners
passed through without a jar. At the Prnnsvlvsiiia
dock the schooner L. B. Benson was moored, but
the giving way of the Inst bridge carried the Beuson
with it, and a short distance further down, the side
wheel atuam tng Emerald was added to the ruin.
All passed out and with munv minor mishaps
along the shore, reached a ooint bearlv ahave Iron.
vllle, where the gorged ice of tho lake was met and
tne current stemmed. Between Iron vi le and the
Itirge lee houavp, the Emerald sank, the lee liavinir
pounded a dnr.ru holes through her sides. Abreast
of the ice houses Jay three schooners, while, nearer
the eity one? nunarea tret my the M. Marker.
A young lud trying to obtain a e;ood poiut of vun-
-tHgc trout Spirit to see the ucbrtsn the nver, this
rooming, lu the victnlty of Cheny 'street bridge,
made a false step and was precipitated Into the riv
er. Itcarccly any one noticed the accident, hut a
gentleman' In a dark overcoat, who immediately
stepped forward on a large pieco of ice. and from
thero to. the top of ou empty barrel, and sei.lnfr
the lad by the collar landed him on a place of safe
ty. The combined weight of the two bodies cnnsesS
the head ol the barrel to cave In, and the gentlemaa
himself woe thrown purtly into the musses of float
ing ice. We arc glad to sny that bu got out siifelr,
and made his way home with beet possible speed.
We learn that the man who thus risked his life to
save that of a fellow creature Is E. VIviun Cavell,
the gallant young Britisher.
THE I'NlON UEVOT. ' '
A Bte reporter visited the Union Depht tills foro
noon, by boat, and sailed around the Island House
almost as freelv as he walked the night before,. The
entire flooring In the depot proper, was lifted by the
force ol the water, nndcmetith, und floated oil ton,
rails. Initios and all. A Dayton & Mieiihinn train
was half way in the depot: the water up to the car
window. It had arrived with the. flood, and been
nimble to proceed further than the ontrance. The
passengers were rescued In bonts; The Wabash
train that should have left tit midnight is vet in the
depot. The passengers being .also taken out in
bouts. Train No. !W. on thtt Lake Shore. left nt
10:50. and had goue aa fur as the first elevator when
tltc nooa met, it ana impeded further progress. Here
again were bouts used to rescue the passengers.
Inside the Island Uoue the water at noon was
eight feet deep on the flrst floor, and desks,cotiuters,
confectionary, cigars, und lunch room appurtenan
ces were floating about in grotesque disorder.'
Ai.vAm3 moat the guxat flood.
' Allen street Is flooded.
The old stone yard wus flooded to the depth of ten
Much sickness 1 predicted as the result of the
Seven hows were drowned in Mitchell Jt How
The cellars along Huron street arc all flooded
Tint Peltoti Block and Lock Block basement are
well fllled, .
It is by far the biggest thing of the kind Unit, ever
struck Toledo. . "
Even tetotullers think this is u little too much of
culd wuter lor Toledo. : ' '
Talk about your "only morning:'' The ltn Is I he
only evening, to-day.
I'riiy Hood lose heavily on tlieir snddlerv stock
on the first tier of shelve. . , '
At 1 o'clock this afternoon, the water lA the Luke
Shore freight office was live feet deep. '
Turkney Stein has boou umibUt to reach the Cen
tral Station. He lives ori tin; KnsLtSidc. . .
lames llartvtt, proprietor of the Bayou boat
house, had a S'W boat stolen during the night.. ,
Thtt foul cTiooners broken irom llirir iiioorlnj
were worth, with theli-curgoe. dUe.'JDoy,. '
The Siiinniir. street railroad run eaTffTi cars to ac
commodate the crowds that wanted to see the
Ketcliiun. MihkI A; Co.. will lose hetwttelt S.O00
nnd $li,liiu on their .slock of leas. Ciift'ei!rsvriipx,
etc. . ' '
The lbl i'loor of tint Central 7'olice Station liegttit
to tco under water ut , o'clock fills afternoon. .-
f. W. Preston lose about $2,01(0 in dnmiigo to
Mtgai- and n'livr g-.oce'ric, from water in tlicbsso-ni'-utol
ht barn. . '
Tlic-yttc goes out on ouly lour i-oiul this evening.
The jiipei v, 111 be torwardod a- rmou ji tniius can
lituvr tile city.
Tlte hr.kc slion1 trains over the Air Line division,
unloaded pusseiieei-Hat tlie Broadway bridge, last
li.giil und to-tiny.
1 he floor ol Hie eli"ine room ol tile Hoard of Trnrl..
: Tobacco Works is covered In- water ;mi! Hie flre in
I he llinotcc is dtow netl out.
f No triiins lin'vegone oiit from the I nion Depot.
I but the Lc !e shore and WaliMsh vi'I lake train out
I'll--;i!'.f.i'i'i;i!li from Broadway.
i' . Preston has a lar:c jiiuoijfit. til'su'.'ar. poia-
ii-e. apiih's. etc., that will h.i huiily iiunui,K'd as
j hi cellar i- nearly tilled with vvau-r. '
i The iruck of the Toledo J Ann Arbor road, below
the ice house is torn and warped o that new Ire
He work wiil huw to be tna.!o. -' , ".
1 Tin' yarlil ilellen is .missing to-dav, tmd'is soiiie
I where iu the hike. It.: whs, lusnied for jr.ild, and
nciongco to ine riiittre vtnni Yaetit, cinn.
I'oraiotts an; retollitrg til jl tt hiishol to-dnv. They
will midonbi'Milv rise in price, n a great iniinv.ccl-
""ii .(..limn irue ti ituiiii Lie liru IIOOOCO.
I'etitr ' hinilier oflicu. foot ol Huron atreet Is inun
dated. Alsmt Ave feet of water covers the door,
und-hits penetrated Ihu vault, damaging valuable
A l'ainlly ot Uve.lii a building at the foot of Huron
strctst, tooli refuge In the second storv. and wore
rosened lilts nioiniiighy u raft in time til brcakl'iint
at, elevem " '
Carpenters working on the new elevator hear tho
Wabash round house lire likrtv to lose their tools,
which wero left in their tool chests dn quitting
work lust evening.
Tryoii llood will lush by dainaim on pork, ap
ples, lurd, prunes, ralsetis, syrup, etc. Thcv suc
ceeded iu removing their sugnrs before Ihe'water
A gentleman who, in lfilS. made a high watermark
on the old brick building between the bridges, visi
ted the place this uniinliig and says the water was
four feel, higher than then.
Many scores of cellurs oil over the city, and in
places where b ust expected, were Ihis morning
found to contain one to three feet of water, at orb. to
the dlseooittt of the owner and sterupeat of those
Erie street, avar the canal, presents a entry ap
pearance. Water, water, everywhere. Factories
are slopM-d, aud resldeats an ohllged to leave their
IHtnses uat raits, tir waae knee oveu.
Kt'iNtrts at 1 at the Wabash offices Indicated
that the road was all right at other points. The
break nj Is genera I, hut far as Isnrned the navd bed
and briaiesliave sasuined hut little damaire.
Suit- funis, Chief Euglneer Beece, and other
omcenmr tne Laae pnora. remainca at their poete
ud ulght, doing what they ruuld to nave and pmtect
ine inisrnt i ine romoanv aaa me nnniic.
Kesrs are entertained lor the safety of C. A. King
A Co e, elevator at tho ksit of MadltoB street.
Ititragn (he proprietors seem to think that the fouo
dntlousof the stnicture are mi substantial that It
. All truias arc nreventel Irtun coming into the
city from the East Hide, w, while the Ijakc Shore
intn bridge still stands, ine water oovera the Middle
(iraauide. and pre v en l tiwlu. from coming Into the
Many of the houses in -the km- sections t the city
ou Srie. Mirhtjran, Oak. t herrv and Wainut streets
areiatsW and the inhabltantsa-compelled to
tnrafe the lower stories. lliurtf!!J iif jtajnllles
suffiar xreater tr less hs. . ' , . .
C.U Luce et Co.'s basitmeut was flnoded and
great quantities of murllns, denims, shirtings, etc..
,- damaged. K. Katon at Co. purchased the kit
tin-uuH-niiiL' and will commence a creat sak- Mon
dav Morning at the Bint Hive.
It will be hard, for some tims. to give anr ap
proximate estimate of the loss Ki Toledo interests.
The damage to property It is Umuffht. will not Dill
sliortot fi00.MHi; while the loss ol tiate and Inter.
rttptinn to hnsinu. will at least equal thai amount'.
A Harnett House irnest who wrmtcd to catch the
l. A M. train on the Kast Sidit. nxle tip Broadway
ti the bridge and then scrambled over the ice, etc,
to And the train just lcuvtiig the temporary depot.
Hit retemcd to the hotel reeolreil to remain fur
three wocke if necessary.
' The loaniallstlc huslnoMa alsti aunVred among the
reL tin? press rooms of the Hllf and Timet being
flhed so that no paper could be Issued this even
ings The 77me ofllce had about Ave Ittet of water
tronr Water street on Ha floor. whiU-the Jiladt had
nearly a foot: in the latter place the hack-water
coinmg np tnrouga tne sewer.
Nlio'lty after the guests hod finished tlieir hn-sk-fusl
this morning, the fliMjd, Irom the sewer broke
into the basement f the lotcl Ontario, and in a
lew sftconda the tiRiies. chairs und other furniture
woes floating around in a promiscuotts conflislon.
About twenty of tho guests of the house took din
ner at Archie Allen's.
Th vessel supplv establishment of Wilcox Bros
on Water street, I In a sad condition. The, cou
1ent'f a largo number of oil barrels have been dls
cliurfed, aud the satnration of the good In the
bulkajng with oil will result In greater damage than
ltt'c,'.cd by the water. It is thought that the loss
sustained by the house will aggregate from two to
throe thousand dollars.
At Boon a her reporter provided with ail excel
lent glass, from the, elevated position ou the lop of
riuoiay s t.uamner oi commerce nnuaing eurveyeti
the scene above and helow.' In matiy places the
Ice waa piled up against thi;Cherrv street and Peuii
.sylvania bridges. Should ice move before the water
subside it Is believed that these two bridges are
doomed, while the chances are that every hridge
spanning the Mtiumcc ut this point will he swept
The: 40 train from Cincinnati on' the D. AST.
road, reached the Kast Side at 10:46 this morning.
A large number of Perryshurg people came down on
it to see-the grand wild' scene. About one hundred
persons crossed the Lake Shore bridge, and came
no further. About 41 or 30, however continued Ui
move along the Wabash Houud House. The seeth
ing Watera nourttd-ln auerv torrents, in msnv nlne.es
over th track, and pedestrians conned It along
over iu large nonm ot logs ol tne initcnelj A ttow
land Mill, after which the eoumlcted tht.ir trio, hv
WadiusamSA Ahejrack Ui terca.flrip... : v
T ThisHoodiias cleaned out tuore suhioro' in this
rity than all the combined influence of our Temper-
uice JHicle-ties has done lor'years.
'Pn'Uiirtslor the worst. Otic- Inch of rain Ik-It tad
night, and this volume of water inav force"tbe mad
Sluiimee still higher. Bud as the' past eighteen
hours huvo been, still' greater disaster mov he in
store for us.
The WalMsh'trn'.ns unloaded paspengers to-dav a
Ihe Broadwuy crossing, and transfers them tti'the
city by omnibus.
1 Before noon the waters hud mllen seven Incluts.
Since noon upjo 't o'clock it had again risen 14
inches higher, and at this time la still rising.
If the great boom of logs at. the upper end of the
Middle Ground once become loosened, the entire
length of Water street will he swept clean.
Freight tniius on both the Wabash and Lake
Shore roads are submerged.-
Attention called to the notice in another place
to gas-consumers. Fesrs are entertained that the
entire city may be wraped in darkness, ki that if
your gas don 't, burn to-night, von will know the rea
son. Much or the Was W oi ks' hi inundated, 'and the
whole? of it may bo.
P. n..Degnan. & Bin sustains o loss In ltine
cement and tire cluv of .not le than JITIK). No In
surance. . .
I.OSSKS OF WIKM.KSM.HIIS. .
Tin losses lii some of tint wholesale houses mat
he represented by tho following estimates: (:. L".
Luce A Co.. Jl.tH'O: Witter, Jones Jt Co, $10,0mi:
West &Trunx. H'.MIOO; Tteru. Block Co., 1 11,000
worth of good badlv damaged, loss probublv H,uOO;
Seeor, I'lu-nloii Jt Co., ,rt0,0UII : Fuller, Chillis' & Co.
Stmw & Baldwin. S,WI; Bcrgott Hurt,
juu; Warrlues & Svttle, f2.0(IO; Cray ft Kood, fn,
(hhi: Ketchiim, Bond Co., JI5,(!00: I. N. Poe, s.-'
(iW): S. L. Frnacr, Sl0,0DO: K.J, Cannon, i,u(Hi. ,.
, ,i . THE LATEST. . .,
AtSo'cloclf IHis afternoon the water lias risen
two feet since noon, and the Bnyou bridge had been
bliH'kudt-d uyid made iuaoeostiilile. Curs on the
Middle Urouml which were - submerged tip to the
w indow arc now utmost entirely under and the
water is still running. ..The upper end of the. Biiyoti
has broken through, and the w ater In the river held
back by the gorge, has found an outlet hc-ru. The
submerged .district cxtondu along the flats and
Market, Space. A ferry transports passengers- from
tlte Pern-street bridge to St. Cluir street.
' (Monday's Bee
The intenen ecitcmetit caused by the overflow of
Hie .Muiimite untl partial inundation of the city, con
timier iintibiiteil. . Aud not only in' Toledo, or even
Oljio, docs thin Interest exist, but all oyer the coun
try, for the 'tuU'griilih, has been unsparingly used In
giving to the world tne fullest particular,. Toledo
certainly lias Inrnished to tho public a sensation
I'ominetiMirutt! with , her title of "Future Great''
Imtthrougu it, nil liu behaved ' In a cool olid sell'i
iosse-'si:d.nlanf1tti hlglrly eTeditable to her princi
pal citizens. For-isver sixty hours portions ol her
nest lniines street have been under wutir, evety
tliing in the litis.emeiits mid the major part of the
good and commodities on'tlieiirst lloors have been
reuderetl ii'seies and their value ilestroved; busl-m-ssof
all kinds ha suft'ered tin cxaspcniiing inter
ruption, and the .Iticonveuteiue caused and personal
us well a prolesslonal-plans thwarted euuuot, be
et,imuted. Only he who suffered lnis any conipre-lu-nsionol
his loss, and If ho, were asked, could not
answer satisfactory to himself. F.vcryhody has
been on the tip tiie ol excitement und uliiriii. and
the vui'loitfi anil conflicting rumors constantly set
alloat luivcailded-to the genei'iii anxiety.
wa ail eventful day for Toledo and her hundreds of
visitors, ami most- who were notoii tho streets or
the river luniks were incupaiTati-d IVoin inovemitiit
ol any kind. Fintii euiiy morning tn lute at night,
the solo attraction and tlienio wan the !c gorgej
und it is probable that iniiuy thousand pairs' of eves
were turned rivorwartl dining the twvivi: homsof
daylight. The street uiid aveinu- were lilled by a
Jostling, bustling crowd, choking up all means' of
ordinary travel and forciirg tile pedestriuu to "Join
the gang', whcther.he would or fio.'
The trains to arrlvii during the early port of the
dajj. brought many tt rangers, mid the' hotels were
I'nliiy choked with oltl guests and the new arrivals.
Every object of inf crust,, and - they were painfully
niiinetousi w inspected and relnspected bv th
admiring hut sorrowful crowds, und that the 'flood
I lint hhnuMt thingever to-happen hero is but. voic
ing the sentiment of all. Great inconvenience to
F.iisferu travelers is sulfered and mulls move with
no regularity at nil. During the day tho water on
Water street loll -about ten inches, mid ut night
sovcitui loot. ....
, J. ' TO-ilAT
the situation remains so far us general aspects, nn
nlterifd in its terrible and dreadful signiliciiuce, and
the prospects of speedy relief aro encouraging.
Much of the crow d of .yesturdov remains, bin the
dally vocations of many cull tliem from Ihe scitnc
of wreck. But lo munv, their occupation Jdrtho
time being is uoilied, and only primitive etlbrt ul,
rulief witre, tho. order oT tin- day. Fuller und inter
purticitiui's of the work lo-diiy will be found else-1
where. . , 1
LATUKT-ruoJlTHK fl.OOl). ;
At .'1 o'k loek Ibis ulteniooii word worecelved hv
telephone Irom the Water Wors llmt the river hail
risen six inche within the hour and w:i still Ms
ing. Further danger Is apprehended. This rise Is
probulilyli-oin Ihe triliiit,'irie.ol ihe Miniiuc:
The threedays and niulits of excitement and alarm
have given place to a filling of relief, and 4 partial
breath of reassurance has eoni? to all. There an' yet
doabting one who tear further aamia froaa tea
gorges above, but the opinion of those suo roarers.
aot with th facta. Is, mat sJldaar is ever, o4 lh
rroaeB mas ahttoM be allowed lo matt aad 1 soe away
aa thsetensmls will. Tae sstse which wss falliDsT ad
day yssssrday, has asoasd the river to besom so shal
low, that, stb if the lo was broken, thera hi a 1m-
pelllng f.sree to carry tt oat lnUittMthdie. .
Th business lni, rests which bars suffered ao giaat
lyaresxpersnietuga derttled rxrival, aad th work
yesterday and to-day of alearinf away Ihe wnek aud
prepartna temporary uarter, ha had th effect to
make aaTalra brighler aad sppraranca more rheerfoi.
The river reinains stationary and ImnMivauis, the aur
fac areaeuting the same anvnf chaotic east it ha
borne alnce Saturday. Every flrm a fewer by thaflooa,
has a corps of workmra busily employed arranging
and setting thmgs to rights, tearing up floors and re
laying, or patehlng those as st too fur gou.
The wrk is cumplhtaled, and. in many eases diffi
cult. Tho water reauiasd la th cellars and oa the
heat four so long that th very foundations ar im
pregnated with dampness, and the cold weather ia no
way enhar.cea the work of orailicatkig thsevU. Nmner
oua flrm have foimd It impossible to effect much of
an improvement without tearing np a considerable
portioa of their ground floor, but despite all obstacles,
the stat of affairs bean a deckled improvement over
that of the post few days. The tear of old bores haa
almost ended, and th city la recovering from th ef
fect of his uncontrolled temper. '.,
Privat dwellings are still in a bad way. o far as
concerns the cellars and the amount of work it will re
quire to put thinga a they wer, cannot be estimated.
H oitses are, to use a housekeeper's expression, -mil
MlMf-tiirvy," and no prospect of bnmediateiyjcttHug
batrtttty the even tenor of their way. A H reporter
made a tour of inspection of to submerged district
late last, night, and found the majority of families liv
ing on second floors. To-day there ha been no
change, with the possible exception of the receding wa
ter, but that is small relief to these froaen cellar and
the damaged produos.
The alarm and excitement on the atreet hare sub
sided tn a great extent, and th daily callings are at
tracting the attention at flrst refused. Th condition
of things, la, of course, the uppermost thonght in the
minds of all, bat a atalenesa haa manifested itself both
in witnessing and the recital.
; Now that (rood times are again upon us,
before indulging; ia extravagant show, it
is worth remembering that no one can
enjoy the. plensnntest surrounding if in
bad health. There are hundreds of mis
erable peoplo going about to-day with
din-ordered stomach, liver or kidneys, or
adrjt, hacking cough, and one foot in the
grave, when a 5)ct. bottle of Parker'
Ginger Tonic would do them more good
than all the expensive doctors and quack
medicines they have erer tried. It always
makes the blood pure and rich, and will
build you up and give you good health at
little cost. Read of it in another column.
. r . , jan27-lm
Railway Earnings in Ohio.
The following statement in regard to
the gross earnings among the railroads
of Ohio for 1880 has been prepared by
the Railroad Commisioner, and will ap
pear ia his' coming report:
Total passenger earning. $18,100,922,19;
increase over 1879, $4,650,043.72. .
Total freight earnings, 59,111,741.11;
increase over 1870, f 19,072, 334.45.
JCotUail aarninRS,. UDa4tt.4S;.io
creana over 1869, $204,286. 67.
Total express earnings, $ 1,275,820.51;
increase over 1879, 178. 279.45.
Total earnings, from other sourees, $1,
546.2U0.28; increaseover 1879, $440,2I7.1tl.
Total gross earnings from all sources,
$8t,83il,423.57. Total increase over 1879,
Desolate Mtn.tion at New Orleans.
New OBLrNS, Feb. 11. No one with
out a personal visit can form any idea of
the desolation of the overflowed districts.
One can row. square after square and not
see a single inhabitant. In the parish
prison water invaded the cells and the
prisoners had to be moved up stairs.
From eighteen to twenty miles of streets
are submerged, the water averaging
about five feet deep. It will be fully two
weeks in subsiding and the suffering is
very great.. The wind ia now from the
northwest, which is favorable for a' de
cline. A Prominent. Republican Political!
Brings Up in Jail.
Rodney Foos, a prominent and well
Known Kepublican poltucan of this state,
has been arrested and put in iail in Den
ver Colorado, charged . with stealing
books from the library of the Methodist
University of that city, and pawning
tnem. - oos was rormeriy secretary ct
the Republican State Executive Commit
tee, winch position he held several vears.
He was later elected clerk of the Supreme
Court, filling that office one term and
executive clerk to' Hayes . when he was
Governor. . When the Democrats came
into power under Bishop, Foos opened a
law office and subsequently formed a
partnership with Attorney General Pil
iars. His law practice was inconsiderable,
ana consequently lie was in great nnan
cial embarrassment. A little later on he
turned up at Washington. beKEinar for
an office, which he failed, however, to
.get, anu was tnencetorth. lost sight of un
til the news from Denver gave an ac
count of his final downfall. He was ad
dicted to intemperate habits, and being a
man of very moderate ability its a lawyer
was not able to make a living when
thrown out of office.
Those who know him best do not at
tribute his downfall to dishonesty but to
dissipation and financial embarrassment
and the natural result of a career that
had no other purpose than the possession
of petty offices.
O. Bortle, of Manchester, Ontario Co.,
N. i, writes;- "I obtained immediate
relief from the use of Dr. Thomas' Eclec
trie Oil. I have had Asthma for eleven
years. Have been obliged to sit ud all
night for ten or twelve nights in succes
sion. I can now sleep soundly all night
on a feather bed, which. I had not been
able to do previous to using the Oil.
For Sale by J, C. Saur,
London, February 10. Mr. Dillon,
speaking in Manchester yesterday, said if
1 llA F.nir!iKhmpn Hi,) ntt rttiiblv
- - r, .w vuoiijjv
their temper toward the Irish they (the
Irish) would indeed he ilmrs ,inl alum if
they did not long for the day when they
would join the United StatesParnell, he
said, within a month would stand in
Congress at Washington -as an honored
and welcome spokesman of their rrongs.
Short courting: "Rachel, the Lord
hath sent me to marry thee,' said the suit
or. "The Lord's will" be done," wan the
I rra snr rsarstar Gana.iaat.l
WAenwaroH, Feb. 14. 186li.
The event of the last week in point of .
importance wu the electoral count en
Wednesday. ' Thiongt of sight-teen,
who found nothinr to ave. do u red iato
all the trance ot the Capitol from aa
early haur in the morning, and aa early
aa 10 o'clock every available apace in the
galleriee waa occupied. The tpaciou.
area of the rotunda waa ao packed that
caroely room to walk around waa afford--ed,
and the old ball of the Houae, now
known aa Statuary Hall, waa equally
crowded. At 12 o'clock; the hour fixed
for the meeting of the loint convention
of the rwo houses, the vast hall of the
House and the tiara of salience whicta-
rite above it presented an animated anl
interesting spectacle. The attendance of
members of the House was unusually
larce, and there would have been no
such trouble as has been experienced so
often during this session of obtaining a
quorum. The diplomatic gallery had, a
large proportion of the attaches of the
Chinese and Japanese legations, and
sprinkled amongst them were a great
many wno ao not be long to the diplo
matic corps, but who, somehow or other
always manage to avail themselves of
the diplomatic gallery ' whenever desira
ble1. There was a noticeable absence of
anv members of the President's house
hold, who by courtesy, are always ac
corded seats in the diplomatic gallery,
and a prominent member of the House
on the Republican side, in commenting '
on this, said, "Of course they don't eare
to see a fair count; it might make ' them
feel badly." i.
Just before the hour arrived, per
mission was accorded to the anxious
crowd of Indies, wives, daughters, and
friends of members, who were waiting in
the corridors unable to find room in the
galleries, to come in on the floor, and
they rushed in pell-mell, sweeping every
thing before them like a pent-up water
course which has broken its confines. -Sofas,
chairs, and the seats of members ,
were taken possession of without formal
ity of request, The waspish Mr. Conger,
who, true to himself, had objected to the
admission of the ladies and called for a
division when the question was put by
the Speaker, stood surveying the scene
with grim satisfaction, but took good care .
to defend his own seat against all attacks. ,
The dignified and solemn procession of -Senators
came in promptly at the hour,
headed by Vice-President Wheeler lean" .
ing on the arm of Secretary Burch, close
behind whom came the venerable Isaac
Bassett, the faithful malor-domo of the
Senate, bearing:, as ha has ot sq . aoany
occasions, the mahogany boxes which are "
the receptacle for the electoral votes.
Four years ago. when he came into the
ball of the House with the boxes con
taining these preoipus documents, he was
in the middle of a solid phalanx of deter- '
mined men, armed to the teeth and ready
to defend the custody of the boxes
against all assailants. This is not the
oaly respect in which th count of Wedce3
day differed from that of four years
ago, whieli was prolonged through three
weeks of anxiety and excitement and
terminated in a wild scene upon the,
floor of the House and the final shame of
inaugurating the wrong man. On the
present occasion there was no excitement,
and after the count began, the proceed
ings were decidedly monotonous and un
interesting,. Senator Conkling came in
fifteen minutes after the reading of the
certifioetes began and' gave his admirers
an opportunity to look at him. His con
scious manner showed that he knew: he
was observed of all observers, and that
was his object. , f
It seems pretty certain that, among
other important matters to fail with the -end
of the session, the nomination of
Stanley Matthews is one. There is no
longer any doubt that the Judiciary '
Committee of the . Senate is opposed to
him. Both Senators Thurman. and - Ed
munds are among his most earnest op
ponents. Mr. Matthew's ability and nt-."
nes3 is not questioned, but his views" up-'
on the relations of railway corporations
to the people, as indicated by . bis course '
pending the Thurman bill two years ago, '
renders his nomination . objectionable, .
especially at this time when a conflict ia
felt to be impending. It is understood
here that, in addition to the other infill- -ences
working against him, influential
friends of General Garfield are moving lit 1
the same line. It.is held that the new
President ought to have something to
say in the matter. The idea which is '
animating his friends who are active, is
that it would be a proper and expedient
thing for the South to have this appoint-:
nient in the person of one of her repre
sentatives Democrats, several of whose
names are mentioned in this connection.
As it is settled that Justice Clifford will
never be able to resume his seat on the
bench, Justice Field is left as the only '
Democratic member of the court. - III
would therefore, to that extent at least,
divest the court of its present ' almost ab
solute and entire partisanship.
Now that the appropriation bills aro .
under consideration in Congress, mem
bers of both houses are expressing some
curiosity as to where the money came
from to pay the expenses of the exten
sive trip made by President Hayes and
suite to the Pacific cost and back last
summer and fall. The party consisted
of about twenty persons, and the round
trip covered a journey of somewhere in
the neighborhood of 8,000 miles, via
Omaha, Salt Lake, San Francisco, Tus
con, and Santa Fe. The army furnished .
transportation, escorts, &c, through
Arizona and New Mexico, In a number
of instances the railroads did not charge1
for .the conveyance of the party, , but the .
actual expenses of the trip are said to ,
have been in excess of $50,000, and mem-"
bers of Congress seem to think that the
appropriations for the army were drawn
on, although it is not seen under what '
authority of law this could be done. .
There is talk of a resolution of inquiry
on the subject being introduced. It sure
ly was an expensive jaunt, and Mr. 1
Hayes's .well known parsimony render
it morally certain that 'his private purse
was not drawn npon to pay the bill. . .
. ' Phono.
A cute observer remarks that "the man
who slops his paper to economize is like
the. man who goes barefoot to savo his