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THE AJjG US, SATURDAY. 8EPTEMK E H 20, 189 1 .
FLOODED BY RAIN.
'A Perfect deluge in a.Section of
tOUB HOURS 01 STEADY DOWUPOUB.
Vwentj Mile of Country Inundated and
the Crops Destroyed or Greatly Itim
aged Several " Children Drowned and
home Towns Made lnlnhanitalle Peo
" pie Driven from Their Honses in an Al
most. Naked Condition A Train That
Vn Six Honrs Going Twenty Miles
Storm Incidents. ,
PEORIA, Ills., June J9. The damage
done by Wednesday night's storm in this
section is almost incalculable. Thousands
of acres of fine crops are several feet under
water, buildings are badly damaged and
the poor people who have lost tearly all
they had, feel sorely stricken.v As near as
can be ascertained the storm did its great
est damage east of here. From 11 o'clock
on for about four hours surii a rain as has
never visited this section poured down.
It was accompanied by a terrific electrical
display. Telephone and telegraph connec
tions were almost entirely destroyed.
"Wednesday night's downpour was the
culmination of a three-day storm, so far
as the section east of here for twenty miles
Driven from Their Homes Naked.
Tuesday night Farm creek, running past
East Peoria, became a raging torrent,
sweeping away five bridges. The greatest
injury was inflicted between Hilton and
Farmdale. The latter place is about eight
milett from here. Last miduight tLe oir
ator at the I-nke Erie and Western Junc
tion telegraphed to Peoria to start out no
trains from here, that his oflice was then
full of naked people who had fled from
their homes to avoid the rush of the flood,
which had reached almost to the second
Btory of his building. Many citizens
passed the night on the hillsides dressed
only in their night clothes. When the
Lake Erie and Western operator seut
his warning dispatch at midnight the To
ledo, Peoria and Western train had already
Six Hours Ooingr Twenty Miles.
It started at 11 :05 o'clock, and was from
that until 5 o'clock reaching Eureka, a
distance of twenty miles, tireat anxiety
was felt here for the safety of the train.
The roads most, seriously damaged are the
Toledo. Peoria Western and Luke Erie
and Western. There are extensive wash
outs on Inith lines. The Peoria and Pekin
also suffered to a considerable extent.
Temporary arrangements have been made,
and last evening trains were running as
Crops Covered with Water.
A visit along the route of the
shows a deplorable state of affairs,
as late as yesterday afternoon the
for miles stood seven feet above
three days ago stood smiling crops.
this some idea may be formed of what it
was when the flood was at its highest.
Carcasses of cattle, sheep and hogs are
seen floating in every direction. It will
be days before anything like an appropri
ate estimate of the loss can be made.
A TOWN COMPLETELY FLOODED.
Streets of Vtica, Ills., Inundated jev
eral Children Missing.
Chicago, June 19. News from Utica, a
small town in'LaSalle county, is to the ef
fect that about noon yesterday a terrific
storm struck the village, and for four
hours a solid sheet of rain fell without
ceasing. As the hours went by, and the
torrent did not abate, the water com
menced rising in the streets, and the jieo
ple made preparations to move to the
bluffs. At 6 o'clock the heavy rains all
along the Illinois river and in the hills in
the rear added their waters to the already
inundated village. The flood at 8 o'clock
was still rising, and that hour communi
cation, both by wire and telephone, was
One Life Certainly Lost.
Several children are missing, and one
was drowned. The loss of live stock and
damage to buildings and merchandise can
not yet be estimated. The Rock Island
tracks are washed out for a mile or more,
and all traffic is at a standstill. At 8
o'clock the water had reached a depth of
five feet on the maiu streets and the river
was still rising.
Came Down with a Rush.
LATER. Communication has been re
opened with Utica. The station agent
says that the first rise of the water was
over four feet in fifteen minutes. It came
from the north and down the creek, aud
flooded the village before the people knew
what was coming. Then followed the ter
rible rain and the increasing rise of the
waters. The Peguinsoggin seemed to
have changed its course and to have made
a new lied through .the village in a diag
onal line from the north. The waters
rushed down the creek at a rate of forty
miles an hour, tearing away the heavy
double iron bridge of the railroad, and
burying three freight cars and four box
cars in the ruins.
Tore Out a Canal Lock.
: The creek, which projerly empties into
the Illinois and Michigan canal, then
turned its attention to the canal lock,
tearing away 1,800 to 2.000 feet of solid
earth and gravel, and adding a heavy vol
ume of water from the canal to the already
overwhelming flood which was seeking an
escape through the village to the Illinois
river, half a mile below. The terrific rain
tore car-loads of earth and rock from the
hillside, and deposited them upon the rail
road track for a mile iu either direction,
The buildings in the village which were
not above the usual height from the side
walks were all HiWuKi from one and one
Lalf to three feet deep.
4 Cement and Brick Works Damaged.
The lower cement works near the de
stroyed bridge, which employed a large
number of men, are so badly damaged that
work cannot be resumed for three months.
The brick works and tile ' works are also
badly damaged and will not be able to run
for a week. The loss to the Rock Island
road will not fall short of WO.000, and
the business men and residents of the vil
lage lose FT5.000. This deluge has no par
allel in the history of floods in Illinois and
could have occurred only at Utica, as the
village lies at the lowest point in the
county, being surrounded on three sides
by hills, with Starved rock at its southern
' Waterspout at Canton.
CASTON, Ills., June 19. A waterspout
deluged the country north and east
of here Wednesday night, and did great
damage to property. Six miles northeast
of here the waters from an overflowed
creek flooded a farmer's house and the
father attempted to take his three chil
dren to high land. He was knocked down
by a floating log and the children torn
from his grasp and drowned. .
Four Children Drowned.
Quebec, June 19. Five children belong
ing to a family named LaChance wer
playing yesterday in a boat on the St.
Jjawrence river near Port Neuf, a few
Miles from Quebec, when waves from a
I assing steamer caused the boat to fill and
f Mir of the children were drowned.
VICTOR NEWCOMB'S INSANITY.
B Is Affliction a Clear Case of Hereditary
Lunacy His Mother's Madness.
Xew Yoke, June 19. The World says:
H. .Victor Jsewcomb," who has been ac
ct unted one of the millionaires of Xew
Y ark, and who up to a year or so ago was
oi e of the biggest and boldest speculators
in Wall street, has been committed to an
asylum for the insane in the neighbor
hood of Xew York. lie is not violently
in- ane, but is suffering from softening of
thi brain, and on the advice of the physi
cians his family has placed him in a re
treat, yy-.' Xewcomb's malady is said to
be hereditary. II is mother, who had been"
a s ifl'erer from kleptomania, one day lie
cat e violently insane, and attempted to
kill her five children.
Victor Saved by the Nurse.
Sae succeeded in throwing the tliret
youngest of her children out of the third
stoiy window of her house in Louisville.
The three children struck an iron railing
below and were instantly killed. Mrs.
Xewcomb tried to kill Victor and his
brother, but the children's nurse had ar
rive I in time to throw a mattress
on the ground below the window
so that the two hoys were not
kilhd by the fall. The unfortunate
won an was committed to the McLean In
sane asylum at Somerville, Mass., where
she n-as maintained by her husband for
thirty-five years. The Kentucky law did
not recognize insanity as a ground for
divoice, but after his wife had been con
fined in the asylum for twenty-five years
Mr. N'ewcomb procured a change in the
stature which enabled him to obtain a divorce
MAJ. GEN. SCHOFIELD'S BRIDE.
A r.r ef Sketch of the Iowa Girl Who
Won the Warrior.
KEOKITK, In., June lit. Georgia Wells
Kilbo true, who was married to Maj. Gen.
Schofi.'ld yesterday, is the daughter of
George Erskine Kilbourne. She was born
iu Ke kuk, Xov. 9, l!So4, and has lived
nearly all her life in her grandfather's old
homestead. She attended the schools in
this c:ty, but her education was com
pleted it Mrs. Reed's celebrated school for
young ladies in Xew York and abroad,
where she pursued her studies for some
time. Miss Kilbourne is very pretty and
attractive. The has a petite figure, fair
complexion, and light brown hair. In
mannei she is animated and bright.
Was Bridesmaid to Her Daughter-in-Law.
She first met Gen. Schofield when she
was 14 j ears of age, and by reason of her
warm P'-rsonal friendship for Mary Scho
field she was a frequent visitor at the
Schofiel 1 home. When Miss Schofield
was mat ried some years ago to I jeut. An
drews Miss Kilbourne was her maid of
honor, she is a decided favorite in Wash
ington s. iciety, where she is well known,
and also in Xew York, where she has often
been tht guest of her sister Mrs. Hiram
ru itier OB" for Europe Again.
Xew York, June 19. Joseph Pulitzer,
propriety r of The World, sailed for Eu
rope Wednesday, on the Majestic. Mr.
Pulitzer's visit home was cut short by the
hot weather, and, acting under the advice
of his phj sicians, he abbreviated his stay
in Xew York by a week and left these sul
try shores for a climate more conducive to
his good health. Mr. Iulitzer's short
stay in Xew York has resulted in a few
changes on the staff of The World. Bal
lard Smita has been promoted from the
managing editorship to editor-in-chief.
Col. Harvi-y has been appointed manag
The Record on the Hall Field.
CHICAGO, June 19. League base ball
scores yesterday were: At Cleveland
Cleveland 8, Chicago 12; at Pittsburg
Pittsburg 3, Cincinnati 4; Xew York
Philadelphia game postponed. Xo game
Associati n: At Boston Xo game, rain;
at Cincinnati Cincinnati 8. St. Louis C;
at Louisville Louisville !i, Columbus
7; rain at Washington.
Western: At Minneapolis Duluth C,
Minneapolis 7; at Denver Lincoln t, Den
ver 3; at Omaha Kansas City 6, Omaha 7.
Illinois-Iowa: At Quincy Joliet 2,
Quincy 1. No other games played.
Mob Lax Not Tolerated in China.
LOXUOK, June 19. A Shanghai dispatch
says that the number of executions in that
vicinity has not been paralleled since the
Taiping rebt llion. All the more active of
the mob leaders have fallen into the hands
of the govern ment troops, and been con
demned to tieath. Kaug-Yi, one of the
men who wrecked the French mission,
was condemned to be cut to pieces, and the
sentence was duly carried out, the execu
tioner having been bribed to make death
as prompt an 1 as painless as possible.
Will Pay SO Cents on the Dollar.-
San Fkakcisco, June 19. A circular has
been issued by the J. Dewing company,
dealer iu fine ;irt goods and book publish
ers, offering to settle with its creditors by
paying 50 cent i on the dollar. The indebt
edness of the f rm is estimated at $200,000,
two-thirds of which is due to eastern cred
itors. A member of the firm states that
the present fin incial condition of tire firm
is due to the d illness of trade and that
there will be no assessment.
THE CHIGAGO GRANT STATUE. .
In Memory of the Dead.
Leesbuko, Vs., June 19. The survivors
of the first Mamachusetts cavalry Wednes
day unveiled a granite monument at Al
die, Va., to tl e memory of their com
rades who in 163 fell on the battlefield in
an engagement with the Confederate cav
alry at that place. The ceremonies were
entirely inform, d and the day, after the
unveiling, was spent in recalling war
scenes and strol ling over the battlefield.
State Buildings fur the World's Fair.
Chicago, Juno 19. Every state and ter
ritory in the Ur ion has been given space
at Jackson pare for a building at the
World's fair. Thirty acres lying iu the
improved part of Jackson park, between
Fifty-sixth and Fifty-eighth streets, will
be devoted to these state buildings.
The V hite House Family at Cape May.
CAPE MAT, Jine 19. President Harri
son, wife, gran ichilden, and guest ar
rived here last e- "ng and occupied Cape
May Point col- (m,
Bebisso'a Work Cast In Brome and Heady
to tio on the Pedestal.
CHICOPEE, Mass., June 19. The colossal
statue of Gen. Grant, designed by Ixmls
Rebisso, of Cincinnati, has been cast in
bronze in this town, and will be shipped
this week to Chicago to stand upon a mag
nificent pedestal on the lake shore drive
way in ' Lincoln park. This statue is the
largest ever cast in this country, exceed
ing, as it does, in size the statues of
Washington both in Xew York and Bos
ton, but being somewhat smaller than the
Washington statue in Richmond, -Va.,
which was modeled by Thomas Crawford,
and cast in Munich. It measures 8 ft.,
in. in height from the shoe of the steed to
the crown of the hat, with all parts iu pro
portion, weighs eight tons, and cost
The I livening in September.
Mr. Mosman.who is a sculptor as well us
a foundryman, has met with great success
iu this work, and the massive parts of the
statue present in the finished work in
which they are joined as a whole a thor
ough perfectness iu which there is not a
siugle flaw or blemish. Ou or about Sept.
1 this statue will be mounted on its mass
ive iedestal in Lincoln park. The whole
will cost T5,000, which has been sub
scribed for the purpose by the citizens of
Chicago, and w ill be by them unveiled
with befitting ceremonies. The pedestal,
which has been ready for more thau a
year, is of granite and including the statue
is 00 ft. S in. above the Lake Shore drive at
As they Appear to a Couple of Repub
XewYoi;k, June 19. Ex-Congressman
J. B. Gilfillan, of Minnesota, was at the
Gilsey house Wednesday. Swaking of
politics in his state, he said that Minne
sota was for Blaine in 1SJ2, but that it was
the feeling that he did not desire to be a
candidate, and if he did not the party was
well satisfied with Harrison, and would
readily support him.
Senator Pettigrew's Views.
Senptor l'ettigrew, at the Fifth Avenue,
said the northwest was wild for Blaine;
even the Farmers' Alliance would vote for
him. "Wit hall this Blaiue feeling Harri
son is liked. His administration has
been popularly received, aud the people :u
the new states have not forgotten that he
was their fi lend when he was iu the sen
ate, and as chairman of the committee on
tertitories worked so hard to secure ad
mission. It is nt that they love Harri
son less, but that they love Blaiue mure."
A specimen of 'Our i ilization.
Gainesville, Fla., June 19. Trainmen
report that as the train was passing the
woods betweeu Bradford and Fort White,
Columbia county, some distance from any
house or habitation Wednesday, they saw
a man tied to a mile-post. The train was
stopped, and au examination showed it to
le the body of a tall mulatto. He had
lieen lashed fast by a rope around his neck
aud waist. His hands were tied lehind
his back and his body literally riddled
A Combine in Oatmeal.
Akkox. O , June 19. The American
Cereal company, incorporated at Colum
bus with a capital of SlMi.0(0. organized
here yesterday. Thirty mill men were
present, representing oatmeal concerns in
Iowa. Illinois, and Ohio. The new com
pany, the officers say, will not try to ob
tain any monopoly of the market on oat
meal, but rather to reduce the cost of pro
duction. Headquarter will be in this city ,
with a branch in Chicago.
SKIPPED WITH THE WEALTH.
Probable Explanation of a Mystery IB
the Czar's Domain.
ST. PETEIisr.UKG, June 19. The Russian
government appears to have abandoned
all hope of discovering the fate of Capt.
Alexandre Maximovitch Osersky, who in
1H90 left Irkoutsk, Siberia, in command of
a military guard which was to have es
corted to St. Petersburg a transort train
laden with gold ore from the Siberian
mines. Since then absolutely nothing has
been beard of officer, men or trains. They
heein to have as completely disappeared as
though the crust of the earth had oiened,
drawn them in and closed above them.
The value of the ore under convoy amount
ed to several million roubles.
Jacob Scheele was hanged at Bridgeport .
Conn.. Thursday for the murder of Louis
Drueker. committed in January, lt8.
Governor Pattison, of Pennsylvania, has
vetoed the .compulsory education bill
passed bwi)e legislature of that state.
Miss Elaine Goodale, the poetess, was
mnrried Thursday in Xew York to Dr.
Ciiarles Eastman, a Sioux Indian. Dr.
Eastman is government physician at Pine
A soldiers' monument, erected forCrary
post, G. A. K., at Springville, X. Y., by
David S. Ingalls, costing ?ld,000, was un
veiled Thursday, the town being crowded
with veterans and citizens from the sus
At Sbeepshead Bay Thursday Riley ran
1J-2 miles in 2:351-5.
The heavy rains throughout Nebraska
and Kansas have swept away bridges aud
inundated entire towns.
British men-of-war have been sent to
Behring sea to assist the United States iu
preventing seal slaughter.
It was reported at Xew York Wednesday
that Hippolyte. president of Hayti, had
been assassinated. Later the report was
At Gary, Ills., Wednesday evening, Her
man Kruger was caught under a load of
crushed stone. His compauioi.s missed
him, but thought he had gone home, and
it was not until next morning that his
body was found. He had probably died a
lingering and horrible death.
Rev. Isaac S. Xicholson, of Philadelphia,
a high churchman, was elected bishop of
Milwaukee Wednesday by the diocesan
A cloud-burst near Catorce, Mexico,
last Sunday, killed fifty men and hun
dreds of pack animals, and destroyed a
vast amount of valuable property. De
tails have not yet been received.
Rev. J. R. Milligan's congregation of the
Reformed Presbyterian church at Alle
gany, Pa., Las seceded from that commun
ion, as a result of the expulsion of their
pastor by the late synod.
Parnell's secretary has sued the Cork
Herald for slander in charging that he
hired houses for immoral purposes in be
half of Parnell. The "unci owned king"
and Mrs. O'Shea will be witnesses.
Capt. William A. Andrews and J. M.
Lawler will start from Boston Sunday to
raoe across the Atlantic in boats only fif
teen feet long. Neither will have a com
panion. The stake is (5,000,.
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