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A KM WATER >et Only Wasted bat Laying Waste a Large Section of Country, THE OHIO EIYER STILL RISING, And All Its Tributaries Adding to Its Volume of Flood. lUILBOAD TRAFFIC SUSPENDED. Immense Damage to Property Done in Cincinnati and Pittsburg. PEOPLE FLEEUW TO HIGH LA>D. Fears of Still Further Destruction of Property and Life. BELIEF FOR THE SUFFERERS. Thousands of People Rendered Home less by the inundation. MUCH DAMAGE DONE. CisiOThxati, Feb. —The conservative men who yesterday were unwilling to ad mit that last year's flood would be dupli cated cannot be found to-day. There is no longer any doubt that the water will reach last year's night. On the contrary, with the rain still falling, and the weather mild, the only question now is how much last year's flood will be exceeded. The most alarming feature of the present situation is the rapidity of the rise. Last year, when the river ad reaohed this height, it was rising less than an inch an hour. At noon to-day the gauge shows 54 feet 7 inches. This is unprecedented at such a high stage, and shows . what a prodigious amount of rain there has been. With last year's experi ence, the merchants and manufacturers will lose muoh less than then, and no time "is now wasted in pumping water from the cellars. Every available man and team is employed where the water may enoroaob, in placing goods on higher doors, or in removing to higher grounds. Business is completely suspended through out all the lower part of the city. The Grand Central railroad depot is aban doned. The Ohio & Mississippi railroad has its eastern terminus at Aurora, Ind. It wi.l ran steamers between that point and Stori:-, station, thence by omnibus. The Cincinnati, Washington & Baltimore trains will use the Cincinnati, Hamilton •& Dayton depot. This can be used until the water reaches 06 feet, and then the trains will hava to stop at the stock yards. The Bee line will make that their terminus' to morrow. The Pan Handle and Louisville fc Ni-?hville can use their depot until the water reaches 62 feet. The Cincinnati Southern will not be troubled in reaching its Main street depot until the water gets higher than last,year] but it cannot reach the side track* to do freight business. Cincin nati, lad anapolis, St. Louis and Chicago bids fair to be shut out altogether unless arrangements can be made to reach the ■city via Nashville and over the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton railroad, and the Cin cinnati, Northern & Toledo railroad. The Cincinnati & Illinois is the only road that aannot be reached by the flood. This morning Ware Duokworth's distillery was undermined and fell into the water, caus ing a large loss. Soon after the cattle pen?, capable of feeding 1,000 cattle, were wept away. He ha 1 removed the cattle yesterday. The loss is heavy. OEEAT EXCITEMENT. Louisville, Feb. 6. —The river is ris ing three inches an hoar, and is 33 feet 10 inches by the canal marks, 31 feet 10 inches on the falls, and rising three inches an hoar. It rained hard all night, and is still raining. There is no business. The boats laying up had very little wharf room above Third street. There is great excite ment, and people are moving, us a greater , Hood than any heretofore is predicted. HIGHEE THAN EVEB BEFOKE. PiiTSßuaa, Feb. 6. —The rivers at this point have passed the danger line. Last night and at noon to-day it had reached . -31 fee; G inches, the highest stage since ( 185".'. The dispatches from the head- j , waters of both rivers report the water still ' , rising, while here it is creeping up into the street at the rate of eight inches an hour. Miles of property in th>s city on the south Bide aud Allegheny are sub merged,'and huudrad^ of families are com celled to vacate their houses, and mills and factories on the banks of both rivers have suspended operations, and the connection between Pitteburg and Al legheny by street cars is entirely cut off. The schools in the First and Fourth wards are closed. On Buquesne way, water cov ers the office furniture in the Robinson house, and is within one foot of the first floor of the Duquesne depot. The mer chants on Water street have moved their goods to the second floor, a precaution which has never been necessary before Railroad traffic on ill! the river lines ?s. generally retarded, an the Baltimore & ■Ohio, Pittsbnrg & L:ke Erie road, the Pittsburg & Wester/i, 'he Pittsburg & McK^esport and the Youghioghecy & Allegheny Valley railroads have either suspended entirely, or will bo com pelled to before the evening. So far there have been no individual losses hera, and the damage is confined to the flood ing of property. The greatest suffering aad damage reported in this viciaitj come from the Youghiogheny regie where the mining hamlets and a pori.;o£i of the towns lying in the low lands are inundated and hundreds of fam ilies forced to desert their homes and fly before the flood 3. In some places it was found necessary to anchor the dwel lings to trees and rocks to beep thorn from drifting off to total destruction. The sc&no along the route of the great gorge, which extended thirty miles up the river, beggars description. Streets , and door yards ware piled full of ica, with dreary heaps piled in many instances fifteen and twenty feet high, standing a? silent monu ments to the power of the flood. OVEB' $1,000,000 LOSS ALREADY. Pittsbubg, Feb. 6, 9:30 p. m.— is still 'raining, with no immediate prospects of clearing weather. The Monongahela stopped rising a couple ot hours this even ing, but commenced again at 8 o'olook, and is now 33 feet 6 inches. In the Alle gheny the water is about 34 feet 7 and still rising. Dispatches from up the MonoDgahela valley report the waters also falling, and at Freeport, on the Alle gheny, it is also falling, but rising at Oil City and Parkers. In this city the streets Dailp bounded by Duquesne, Way on on the north, and Water street on the south, and from the junction of the two rivers to Sixth street, including Pennsylvania ay enne, Liberty, First to Sixth, Ferry and Short streets are "almost entirely sub merged, and every street souih of Penn sylvania avenue to Sharpsburg, five miles, is under from one to ten feet of water. The water at Library hall, on Pennsylvania avenue, where Lawrence Barrett was play ing, compelled him to suspend the per formance nntil it recedes. The museum on Sixth street is still open, although surrounded by water, and the manager offers free transportation to and from the museum in boats. To-night the city is in semi-darkness, as the water is up to the works, and while the gas is still burning, it is very dim. On the eoath side every street south of Carson, from Chartier's creek to Thirtieth, is covered, while all property within three squares of the river, in Allegheny, ia submerged. At this time it is impossible to estimate the loss, but it is safe to say it will not fall short of one million, and may greatly ex ceed that amount. The loss in some in stances will reach $50,000, while a few hundred will cover others. Fully five thousand families are rendered homeless by the flood. Arrangements have been made to shelter them in public halls to night, and to-morrow morning, in accord ance with , the proclamation of Mayor Lyon, public meetings will be held in the Turner hall for the purpose of making some provisions for them until the flood subsides. The Alleghany councils also meet to morrow to discuss the situation and devise means for the relief of the unfortunates. Travel is suspended this evening on every railroad running out of the city, with the exception of the Pennsylvania Central, and many people who left their homes in the suburbs this morning were compelled to remain in the city over night. The newspapers are Buffering great inconveni ence feom the flooding of cellar?, and the Post, Commercial-Gazette and Times will be unable to print their editions this morn ing on their own presses. The Times and Commercial-Gazette will use the Leader press, and the Post has arranged to run its edition on a job press. The Sixteenth street bridge, which it was feared would be swept away, is still intact. A BAQING BIVEB. Youngstovn, 0., Feb. 6. —The Mahon ing river is on the rampage, having reach ed the highest point since 1832. At War ren, the west part of the city is overflowed and scores of families are driven from their homes. The manufacturing estab lishments on the flats are all closed, in cluding the West Lake rolling mil. In this city the Fifth ward is inundated, on Mill street and Maboning &venue,the water being 5 feet deep. The New York, Penn sylvania and Ohio is open to Cleveland,but its connection east,the Fittsturg and Lake Erie, has abandoned all train?. The Pitts burg & Ashtabola has had no traine to-day between here and Pittsburg nor between here and Ashtabula. The Pains ville & Youngstown Railroad is com pletely paralyzed and no trains can possibly run for several days. The .Lake Shore & Michigan Southern is open to Andover. and A«htabnla. The Pittsburg, Cleveland & Toledo is the only road open east and west from this city, and it is feared . the '..bridge at Newton- Falls will go out to-night. An iron bridge on the roadway went down today at that point. So far there has been no loss of life but many miraculous escapes of the people out the flats in refusing to leave their homes until actually driven out. Since noon the river has raised from four to eight inches an hour. Raining but little to-night, but if it continues the damage will be great in the manufactur ing establishments. Specials from Shen andoah valley, Sharon and Newcastle, Pa., says the Shenandoah river has risen rap idly and railroad travel is suspended, LATEST FliOM CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, Feb. 6, 9p. —Sixty feet, eight and a half inches is the record at this hour and the rain has almost stopped. This is a rise of 6 feet 6% inches in the past twenty-four hours. The water has stopped street oar travel between Cincin nati aDd Covington and Newport, and ■skiffs will be carrying passengers to the suspension bridge before morning. The lower part of the city is already submerg ed, and hundreds, perhaps thousands of houses are invaded on the first floors by «ho water. It has been remarked that business men show much less anxiety now than last year, although the promise to day i?, that the flood will be greater than last i ear. They have submitted to the inevitable with a good gracp, and will suf fer comparatively small loss, aside from the coot of removing the . goods and the suspension of business. There is even strong talk of raising the low grounds of the city above the flood height, as one means of averting a futare trouble of this kind. Relief work has been started promptly, with a determination that Cincinnati shall take oaxe of her own poor. A committee of fifteen, appointed by the chamber of commerce, held a meeting this afternoon, and put the machinery in immediate mo tion for taking care of all oases of distress. Two experienced and efficient men, J. L. Keck and C. W. Rowland, were sent out at once to organize a food supply, and they will allow no worthy person tj go hungry. This work is nearly two days in advance of last year's record in thi3 direction. The purpose is to prevent the necessity for re lief, r.a far as possible. : The gas works closed when the water reached sixty feet. Gets in the mam and meters is sufficient for to-nigh*, but to-morrow night recourse will be bad to lamps, candles and electric lights. This fact has given rise to many queries whether the opera festival and the Mapleson opera, ennor.nced to bean on nest Monday, will be performed. The Music hall managers say the opera festival will not be postponed. They have made arrangements for a gas supply inde pendent of the city gaa works, and there will be no postponement on any account. HeuckV new Opera house, where MaplEson appears, will have electric lights. One great source of trouble will be the. water famine. The engines of the water works are working now with difficulty, and will be entirely disabled with five or six foet more rise. There will doubtless be an order to-morrow stopping all manufac tories that use steam from running in or der to save the water supply as much as possible. It is difficult to get men to make predic tions, 'out the general opinion is that the river must exceed the highest stage of last year, 66 feet 4 inches. The railroad situa tion is unchanged. The floors of the Grand Central depot, the Ohio acd Missib?ippi depot, and the transfer depot, are all we-ghted with iron, to keep them from being lifted by the water. No freight is received. The little Miama depot is inac cessible for trains, but the other roads are rnnning as previously anaounoed. Newport, and towns on the Kentucky shore above, are already deep in the water. ST. PAUL, MINK, THURSDAY MOBNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1884. Families have been busy removing goods in wagons as ; long as possible, and a tter wards in skiffs. No casualties are re-, ported . Lawrenoeburg, Ind., is cut off from communication by railroad, telegraph and telephone, and very grave fears of much damage if the new levee should break are felt. A BAD LOOKOUT AT WHEELING. ' Wheeling, W. Va., Feb. 6.—The river has risen here all day about. eight inches an hour, and there is now a depth of forty four feet. The Seventh ward of the city, lying on Wheeling island, is almost en tirely submerged, and residents have abandoned their homes in many oases and in others moved into the second story and reach their dwellings in skiffs. The lower portions of the First and Eighth wards, at the north and south ends of the city, have been under water all day, and the river is now encroaching on the business streets in the heart of the city. The Main street bridge, the Baltimore & Ohio and Pitts barg, Wheeling & Kentucky railroad bridges over Wheeling creek are in the water, and two bridges over Caldwell's run near the south end are also covered. The railroads are under water in some places, and travel is suspended. No mail is re ceived or delivered, and the , locks havo been taken off the mail boxes to prevent their becoming clogged with mail. Freight i* refased by ail linns. Street car travel was stepped on all lines by noon. No serious damage has resulted so far in tbe city. At Benwood, Frederick Hayau, aged 10 year?, was walkiag on the track, when he slipped and foil into a pit 40 feet deep,and was drowned. At Maynard, 0., Mary Coste, aged 17, whs on a foot bridge when some body shouted it was falling, and in the fright she fell from the bridge and was drowned. Bridgeport, Martins Ferry and Behaire, O , are largely submerged. At the latter place the gas is shut off. At Wheeling creek coal mines the works and houses are surrounded, and houses threat ened with destruction. The iron works of this vicinity have been compelled to shut down by water in the engine rooms. The inhabitants of the low lying lands are seeking safety in flight to the higher por tions of the oity. SUBMERGED. Madison, Ind., Feb. G, 2 p. m.—The river is rising three inches per hour, and the whole river front is submerged. THE MAUMEE VALLEY. Toledo, 0., Feb. 6.—Reports from twenty-five towns up the Maumee valley, within 100 miles of Toledo, indicate a r&in fall of varying severity during the twelve hours ending at noon to-day. This after noon it is raining only slightly. The river here is as jet but little above its ordinary stage. The ice in the Anglaise at Defiance, 0., broke up this afternoon. A gorge formed, but soon gave way, and at the latest report the river was rising rapidly at that point and overflowing its banks ia East Defiance. At lower Toledo the river rose two feet in the twenty-four hours ending at G p. m., and is still rising, with ; indications of the ice giving way. Proper ty along the river front here has boen se cured as far as possible against the flood. The Sandusky river at Fremont is rising slowly. The tracks of the Wheeling and Lake Erie roads are under water and travel is impeded. No fears at present are felt for the safety of the bridge. Gold weather is promised, which will doubtless check the flow of water into the Maamee, post poning if not entirely averting disastrous overflow. • ' Cleveland, Feb. G. —The railways cen tering here report very high water at vari ocs point?, and considerable damage in some places by washouts, on the Cleveland and Pittsburgh at Waynesburgh. The freshet at Bayard, water is very high along the Bee line, but no danger yet. The New York, Pennsylvania & Ohio iB not so seri ously troubled so far. The valley road is covered with water for fifteen miles south, chiefly au overflow from the Cayahalaguo river, whioh has spread over a part of the upper flats here. The Cleveland, Lo rain & Wheeling reports many depots under water.aad bridges washed away over the canal at Dover and Elyria. AN ICE GOBGE .DOES DAMAGE. Cleveland, 0., Feb. 6. — At Conneaut the ioe gorge broke and carried away the dam at Rathbone's flouring mill and de stroyed a part of the paper mill dam. At New Philadelphia the Tascara^as river is rising six inches per hour, and is already considerably higher than last year, and there is great alarm along the low lands, the town is nearly cut off from ontside communication. THE HIGHEST EVEB KNOWN. Steueenville. 0., Feb. 6.—At 7p. m. the river was forty-four fee:, and rising, and the flood is the greatest ever known. The oity lies high and the local damage is not material. All trains were delayed from six to ten hours on the Panhandle by a washout near Mingo, four miles west of here. The Cleveland & Pittsburg, and Pittsburg, Wheeling & Kentucky roads have ceased running. The city water works are submerged and the supply is stopped. The Panhandle road is using" a large force of additional hands to repair the track. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 6 —It looks as though the flood of last year waa to be repeated. The river at noon is three feet in the canal aad risiug at the rate of four inches per hour. Shipping Port and Portland are flooded, and already over 800 people are driven out of their homes. Tha government buildiag is the only house not submerged iv Shipping Port, and four more feet of water will bring the flood over the cut off and the point will be flooded, with great 1033 of property, aud perhaps lives. It has been raining steadily nearly all day. Ths Kentucky river is siill rising rapidly, and at Fraak fort considerable excitement, is prevailing, aEd the river banks nre thronged with people. No loss of lives reported yet. Evansvilte- Ind., Fob. 6. —A gloomy prospect, -with forty feet on the gauge and rising two inches an hour. Is lias rained hard all eight, and is still raining. The banks of the river i 3 covered with corn awaiting shipment. There are prospects of a higher river than in February last. All the boats are busy moving corn, but thers is not half enough. AT WHEELING . Wheeling, W. Va., Feb. 6.—Thu river here is forty feet and still rising at the rate of ten inches an hour. Many of the i iow streets on the island south of Wheel ing oreek are already submerged. Many houses are being surrounded and a few are invaded by the waters. A flood as great as the. famous one ot 1332 is expect ed, and the residents of exposed localities are leaving their hou?es and the merchants are removing their stocks to places of Bafety. Two or three mills and factories have been stopped by the water reaching them. The gas ia already shut off from tho island and the gas works will no doubt be interfered with, and tbe entire supply shut off by to-night. Most of the mills will be stopped by the water by evening. The Pittsbarg, Wheeling <fe Kentucky rail road track is submerged for a short dis tance along the wharf, The railroad bridges and trestles are loaded dewa with heavy trains. Communication with tbe suburbs will be seriously inter rupted this afternoon and damage to the trestles of the Pittsbarg, Wheeling & Ken tacky and CinoinnatLLonisville & Wheeling roads on the two sides of the river is ap prehended. Frederick Eisel, a Germaj, aged sixteen, was foand drowned at Ben wood this morniusr. AT FBANKFO&T. Fbankfobt, Ky.,Feb. 6.—lt rained with out intermission all day yesterday and last night, aad is still pouring down a flood. The river rose three and one-half feet last night and one and one-half feet since day light at noon. It now stands at 24J^ feet in the channel by the bridge pier marks. Advices from Claj'o ferry, 10 miles above here by river, report this river fall ng there ye3terday, bat then it was also ialling at thia city. Mr. Geo. McLein, a foal dealer, and the best informed man on the river, now says he does not apprehend a flood at this point. THE ALLEGHENY AND MOSON3AHELA. Pittsbubo, Feb. 6.—The Mouongahela river is 31i feet '2 inches ?.'cd is stationary The Allegheny is 34 feet and rising. At Brownsville, Greensboro anil other points up the Mononsiahela the river is falling. Pittscubg, Pa., Feb. 6—At 2 o'olook the Allegheny river was 33 feet two inches and the Monongabela 32 feet four inches, and rhiog aboat six inches an hour. A telegram from the head waters re: orts the river rising at all points but Greenboro, where it is stationary. Rain has been falling almost without a moment's cessa tion since Monday afternoon, and from the president indication the flood will be greater than that of 1832, when the water reached 35 feet, the highest on record. All the lower part of Allf gheny is now under water, and it is estimated that about 1,500 houses in Allegheny city alone are inundated. Tne water and gas supply of the north and sooth sides have been oat off, and if the rise continues a few hoars longer, Pittsburg will be with out gas or water. Fears are entertained that Sixteenth street bridge, over the Alle gheny, will be washed away. It was de olarbd unsafe this mornim;, and travel is suspended. If the water carries it off it will probably take with it the railroad and Hand street bridges. Only one fatality reported up to this hour. An unknown man was drowned in the Monongahela river, about Short street. It is thought he committed suicide. BESCUED BY BOATS. Cleveland, 0., Oct. 6.—After a steady rain of forty hours, the Mahoning river and tributaries are mush swollen, and peo ple are being taken from their houses in boats. The railroads are mostly covered with water, and trains are abandoned BISING AT OAIBO. Caibo, Feb. 6. —The Ohio is rising an inch an hour, and the gauge now shows 38 feet 5 inches. There has been a drizzling rain all the afternoon. People in the lowlands have been tc. - some time remov ing the stock, etc., to' high grouud, and should the river reach a threatening stage there will be comparatively small losses thia year. BAILBOAD TBAVEL SOBPENDED. Cleveland, 0., Feb. 6.—Canal Dover and lowlands in this vicinity are sub merged. Railway travel is suspended on the Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling, and the Cincinnati & Marietta. The depots are partly under water, and the docks are washed out in several places, Great damage has been done. The water is several inches higher than last year. THE BAILWAY SUFFEBING. NAVABBE,O.,Feb.6.— The Cannolton Val ley railway is washed out about a mile from town and trains are abandoned. Wheeling & Lake Erie is running but will likely be stopped, as the river is still ris ing. No great damage is yet reported ex cept to the railroads. BOATS THE ONLY MEANS OF LOCOMOTION. Meadville, Pa , Feb. 6. —The western and southern parta of tho city are inun dated. People go to and from their homes in boais. All the factories have been com pelled to shut down and the schools are mostly closed. Trains on the Meadville railway are abandoned. A few passenger trains are running oa the New York,Penn sjlvania & Ohio, but co freight. One train ran to Oil City today, but that branch will probably be submerged to-morrow. After last year's floods all the bridges in this viciuity were raiaed several fees and none have been harmed. It is still raining to-night. IMPBI3ONED BY WATEB. Wheeling, W. Va., Feb. 6.—Exoitemect was occasioned thi3 evening by tho report that many families ware imprisoned by the water in the houses in the lower part of the town, and parties were organized by Mayor Miller, and about twenty fami lies were rescued from their perilonß posi tions. Prof. Stevenson and family were rescued from a dwelling on the lower Sister island, two miles above, by the Belle Prince. The live Btock has been taken into the second story of the house, and everything was saved but some poultry. Communication with the suburbs is cut off, Ihe ferries not being able to run on account of driftwood and ice. The ap proaches to both bridges are flooded. The Daily Intelligencer pre 63 room 13 flooded, and the paper will be issued from the Zeitung presses. Charley Shay's theater, the market house, and several stores were opened to those who were obliged to floe from their houses this evening. FBOM Mi.SY POINTS. From Cincinnati, O. —At 10 p. m. the river was GO feet 9}£ inches, and at 11 p. m. 60 feet and 11 inches. From Aurora, Ind. —The flood already equals that of 1832, and rising three inch es per hour. Basinets ie prostrated, and all manufactories are stopped. From Cynthiana, Ky.—The Licking river i&ss feet and still rising rapidiy. From Gallipolis —River rising three inches per hour. From" Athens, Ohio.—The Hooking river is within ts-o feet of the great flood of 1875, and will exoeed that by to-morrow. Great damage on the low lands. No trains to-dsy. Springfield, O. —The streams are the highest since the floods of last rear. Middletown, O. —The Miama is very, high and riding three inches per hour. Hillsboro, O. —Destruction by floods all over the country, and bridges are gone at Greenfield, New Petersburg, and Carr'a Ford, and othere are expected to go. Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 6.—Rain con linues. The river is 58 feet, and rising 5 mohes per hoar. All the small streams 4T5&BP "U *» throughout the country are at flood height. The reports from up river pointß are, that rain is still falling and tbe river is rising rapidly. £At Poitsmoutiiit is 48 feet, at Irontoa 45 feet 7 inohee, at Hnntington 42 feet, at Wheeling 40 feet and rising 6 inches per hour. AT OAIBO. Caibo, 111., Feb. 6.—A heavy rain sinoe 4 p. m. yesterday. The Ohio river is rising fast, and is now 37 feet 6 inches on the gange, having risen over three feet daring the last 24 hoars. Tbe Mississippi is also rising slowly. THE SUBQUEHANNA HIGH. Williamspobt, Pa., Feb. 6. —The water in the Sosqaehanna river, above here, is very high, and heavy rains still continue. There, are indications of a flood nearly equal to the flood of 1865. The ice gorge is nearly eighteen miles long in the river above Farrandsville. The river here has fallen some Bince yesterday, and no fears of a lobs of logs. ACTION OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Cincinnati, 0., Feb. 6.—The chamber of commerce transacted but little business to day. Measures were taken to provide a relief fund for the destitute. A commit tae of fifteen was appointed, and the secre tary kept busy for some time receiving subscriptions, mostly $100 each. Ihe chamber itself appropriated $5,000 to the fund. The health officer announced that he woold place fifteen men of the sanitary force at the disposal of the relief commit tee. Rain is still falling, the wind is from the south, and the temperature not falling. LICKING. Botleb, Ky., Feb. G.—The Licking river is rising three inohea an hour, and is within twenty-three inches of high water last year. AT JEFFEBSONVILLEE. Jeffebsonvillk, Ind., Feb. G.—There is great consternation and people are moving to higher ground. The railroad embank ment will probably break to-night and flood the town. AT CATLETTSEUBO. Catlettsbcbg, Ky., Feb. G. —The river has risen three feet sinoe noon yesterday and is rising an inch an hour. Toe Sandy is rising slowly and is eighteen feet at Louisa. ICE OUT OF THE AU GLAISE. Toledo, 0., Feb. 7. —Defiance reports all ice out of the an glaise at 6 p. m., and no great damage done. The ice broke at Napoleon at 8 p. m., and gorged an hour later two miles below, and is flooding the lower part of the town. The water is ris ing 9 inches an hour. The ice is intact. HIGHEB THAN EVEB . MiLiiEBSBUBG, O, Feb. G. —Railroad communications north of here is ont off by washouts, and trains are side tracked at Fredericksbnrg. The Bowen coal mines are flooded. The water is up to last Feb ruary's mark and rising. ' , 6E810U3 LOSSES. Cleveland, O, Feb. 6.—No trainsJbe tween here and Akron on the Valley rail road. There .is much damage to the bridges. The ice gorge pushed the bridge at Peninsula; out of place. There is a washout on the Cleveland, Akron & Colum bus railroad near Clinton. The Cleveland, Loraine, & Wheeling are . under water at Warwick and Sterling. The Pittsburg Cleveland & Toledo are submerged at Newton Falls and the Central's new bridge at Cuyhaga Falls is swept away. THE ICE LEAVING. BtjEFALo, K. V., Feb. 6.—Tne weather was very mild for the past few days, and the ice is moving out of the harbor. THE PEOPLE MOVING. Louisville, Ky., Feb.* C—At C o'olook the river was rising three inches an hour, with thirty-five feet in the canal and thir ty-three feet on the falls. It is rising steadily The people living on the point are expecting the water to tbe over the cut off by morning, and are moving out to es cape the inundation that caught them sleeping on the night of Feb. 12, 1883. and which caused so much damage. The flood scenes of 1883 will doubtless be repeated. Ocly one drowning a* yet of a man named Frank Rudemaker, by the overturning of a skiff. THE ABKANSAS BISING. Little Rock, Ark., Feb. f>.—The Arkan sas has been rising here two inohert an hour all day, and rain all last night Bed to-day, extending through the valley above Fort Smith. OTHER CASUALTIES. . THE VICTIMS DYING . St. Louis, Feb. C— Alvin Bir^fer, the second man stabbed by Charles > Kibble the engineer, in tha fight at the machine shop, on Jan. 30, died this afternoon at the cily hospital. Tha death of Charles Meyer, another victin, occurred several days ago. Koeble is in jail to answer the double murder. SEEIOUS TBAIN ACCIDENT . Fbeepobt, 111., Feb. G.—The Illinois Central mixed train for the west struck a broken rail. The caboose and seven freight cars loaded with live stock were thrown down a sixty foot embninkneent, and three trainmen were injured, Con ductor Gordon seriously. There were seven Geman passengers in the c&r> > > -c, and all are more or 'less injured, two hav ing their arms broken, v The passer-lifer coach containing five passengers, was saved from the frightful plunge by lodg ing against a tree near the track. The caboose waa partly burned. The **• void ed passengers were brought to Fr-ie;>ort and eared for. i AN EXPLOSION. Cleveland, Feb. 6.—About 1 o'clock this morning a violent explosion: startled the people of this city. At Lindale,fiva miles out, John Kramer, /freight CDndaeior on the Bee Line, crawled under a tank oar which had contained gasoline' to inspect it. The lamp ienUed the ga3 still linger ing around. The tank oar was torn to fragments. Kramer will probaoly die. . HEAVY FIBE. San Fbancisco. Fab. —A fire broke out at 10:15 last evening on Mission and Stew art streets, and destroyed a sash factory, flour mill :and pome lumber; piles in a neighboring yard. The loss, is. estimated at $125,000. It is re ported, that the cause was incendiary. • THE CITY OF COLUMBUS INVESIIGATION. Boston, Feb. s.—The _ board of inspec tors of staam vessels this afternoon began an investigation into tha wreck of the steam ship City of Columbus a disaster attended with the loss of ninety-seven lives. Capt. Wright in his statement said, the second mate, Mr. Harding, was ion duty from Boston until vessel reaohed Nansic, a ran of 14 hoars. I did nut leave the deck myself, except to get sapper, from the time of leaving Bostin nntil Bearing Tarpanlin Cove, at aboat 2 a. m., when I went in my room. I was sitting on the floor of my room with my back againßt the heater,and my head in the pilot house, when I heard the call to v port." I sprang ap and cried " hard port," thinking we were ranning down a vessel. I could not ccc a vessel, bat I saw a baoy two and one-half points off on the port bow, 150 or 200 yards dis tant. The v.'-sel struck within twenty 83<*onc'B. The vessel soon liated,and the water was op to my armpits. I went into the cabin and told the passengers to put on their life* preservers. Within live minntes after the ship struck, I knew she was lost. Cannot tell any reason why the ship etruck where she did, and do not know where the blame should rest. Gay head light amounts to nothing unless it is seen at a distance. Bright lights confuse when close. Boston light has ran many pilots ashore, becanae of its being bo bright. ' The boats were cleared away with axes as fast as possible. Don't know anything aboat the after boats a3 I was forward. In a time like that the crow are worthless. The crew was demora lized. Had a boat drill every time on reaching Savannah.. Had no means of making signals. It required all oar strength to hang on to the rigging. Second Assistant Engineer Collins, tes tified, I saw the main hatches burst '. off before I took to the rigging, and the sea breaking over the vessel. The hatches were forced up, apparently from a force below the decks. I didn't attempt to clear away any of the boats after the ship went on her beam ends, and don't think that any one could have moved on deok from forward to aft. I was stationed at boat No. 4., of whioh the chief engineer had command. I did not make any attempt to get boat No. 4 cleared away, and did not see any attempt made. The last boat drill was a month ago in Savannah, I never helped in the drill myself. Some of the boats were hanging up by tuckU on the port side and some were swinging from the davits. Boston, Feb. 6.—ln the City of Columbus investigation to-day Roderick McDonald, helms man at the time of the disaster, retold his story. He said he was not familiar with the coarse to Bavanah. Captain Wright himself save the or der to 6teer southwest by west. The second mare was the officer in charge of the deck, and tend witness not to steer to leeward of tho cour-i.< ordered by the captain. Th« witness did not think the mate "noddy" the night of the disas ter. Edward Leary, the bow watchman, testi fied that he saw the buoy and called out, "Buoy on the port bow," but received no answer to thacall. lie then ran to the pilot house, and reached there as Harding, the second mate, was opening the pilothouse windows. All the pilot house windows were clooed until Harding opened them. I heard no orders given. Both the witnesses testified to the attempt and failure to lower the boats. BOASTED BEFOEE THEIB EYES. Wheeling, W. Va., Feb. 5.— dwell ing of Wim. Morrison, Pocohontas county, was burned at a late hour last night. Mor rison and wife escaped with four of their children, who were sleeping in the room with their parents, bat two girls, aged seven and eleven, Bleeping in another room, were roasted alive before their par ents' eyes. EXPLOSION AND FIXE. Detboit, Mich., Feb. s.—About 4 this morning a loud explosion was heard in the bar room of Thos. Swan's restaurant, fol lowed almost immediately by several small explosions. Although the alarm was promptly sounded and the fire department quickly on the ground the whole interior of the bui'ding of four stories was almost immediately in flames and burned fiercely. The whole interior speedily was gutted. Lo3B $15,000; insurance ununown, bnt is thought to be considerable. A3 only last week they failed for $28,000 with $20,000 estimated assets. OIL ON FIBE. Chicago, Feb. s.—The works of the P. O. Handford Oil company, at Eaglewood, south Of this city, was partially burned early this morning. Loss $40,000. In- EureJ. Rockpoet, Ind., Feb. 6.—Niblook's flour mill was burned last night. Loss, $15,000; insurance, $8,000. AMUSEMENTS^ Grand Opera House! Two Nights and a Matinee, commencing Mon day, February 11 First Visit of the Popular Young Actor Mr, James O'Neill, As Edmund D;tiites, with Mr. John Stetson's Monte Cristo COMPANY. Originally organized under Mr. Stetson's man agemeat for Booth's Theater, New York. Dumas' Great Play of Moats Cristo, With the following Star cast: Mr. Frederic Deßelleville, Mr. Forrest Hobinson, Mr. Geo. C. Boniface, Mr. J. V. Melton, Mr. James Taylor, Mr. J. W. Shannon, Mr. Horace Lewis, Mr. J. L. Carhart, Mr. J. Swinburne, . Miss Eugenic Blair, Miss Annie Boudinot, » iss Emma Smith, Miss^Marjorie Bonner, Miss Carrie Noyes. EP-jpatire new sconery. Grand realistic effects ana correct appointments. Prices—sl.oo; 75c, s'.'o and23c. Reserved scats at box office Saturday.: CLOTIHEKS. JLJL Ma JL JL=J JLI3 al» k&j V sIjH S3 • - ' . Xi. : ■ ,;. . . ...jamimouJ ... ' * We have completed arrangements for furnishing; toIG/andiArmy Societies any number of correct Regulation Uniform Suits, with GAS Buttons, the buttons on the suit being bo arranged that they'can easily be detached, and any ordinary button substituted. We can also furnish the Regulation Fatigue Cap. As this is our quiat season, we can give this department ojir business more attention, and can, make : lower prices tor CASH than wo can do later in the season. Societies will do well, there fore, to give this matter their prompt attention. DficpniPn d pi nvuiNP uoiru _ Oor.|Thirdand Robert Streets, St. Paul. T >,i so. as MCSICAL iNdTBGMKNTS. PIANOS LESS THAN COST! Stodart, 6 octaves $ 40 Empire, 6% octaves 50 Glenn, 6K octaves.. 55 Gilbert, 6 octavea 60 Groveetein & Tmalow, 8% octaves 75 Emerson, 7 octaree" 85 Hallet & Davis, 7 octaves 150 We warrant them in eocd order. Terms to suit purchaser, 148 & 150 East Third[Bt. AMUSEMENTS. Grand Opera House! L. N. SCOTr, Manager. 1883 SECOND SEASON 1884 ST. PAUL (MIL SOCIETY. EMMA THURSBY, And the Society, will give the SECOSD CONCERT! , —o>r — TteflayEfi Feb. 11884, ASSISTED BY CHEVALIER .ASTOHE DE IMTiULf, "Court pianist to the Emperor of Germany," MB. ROSSELL S. GLOVER, eminent teoot and local artist. MR. WILL DORGAN. t»nor. MB. WM. MANNER, baritone. MR. FRANK WOOD, accompanist, aid Sei bert's orchestra. SEIGNIOU JANNOTTA, - Musical Director. Prices—Parquet . and .. parquet circle, $I; reserved, $1.25. Balcony, 75c; reaorred, $1. ballery, 25c and 60c, according to location. Halo commences Tuesday at 9 a. m. Carriages at 10 o'clock. 35-33 FIVE YEAKS Among tiiejpaclies COL. GUIDO ILGES, Late of the U. S. A., will lecture at 8 o'clock, SaturdayßEvening,rebruary 9th, AT SHERMAN HALL. Upou the abovo topic, giving hi« 18 years' ex perience among the Aborigines. Admission 50o; roeer.eJ seats can be obtained at extra, this Wedaesday morning at Mr. U. (J. Mungei'a music itore, 107 I ast Third Street. First Baptist Cliurcli Cor. Ninth and Wakouta streets, Thursday Evening, February 7 • At 8 o'clock, P.S.Henson,D.D., OS 1 CHICAGO, Will deliver his instructive and htunoroM Lecture, titled FOOLS. Admits one for 50c. '. ■ 83-38 MR. EDWIN D. MEAD Of Boston will Give Six Lectures on THE PILBRISI FATHERS! AT UNITY CLUB BOOM, (Wabashaw etreet, Opposite Summit AYenae.) On Thursday and Saturday Evenings. Jan. 31, Puritanism; Feb. ?, New Estfja d in England; Feb. 7, New England in Holland; Feb. 9, Pltmonth; Feb. 14, Bradford's Jouroal; Tfeb. i 16, John Robinson. Tickets for the our--.. I evening ticket*, BSc: for sale by the tit. Paul Book Co., and by Bristol. 8-: itli & Freeman.