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A Big River.
And tbe Greatest Flood Besides
That for Years
Conceded by All to lie Inevitable
Tbe Water May Exceed 42 Feet
at This Point. I
By Irresponsible Parties at Pittsburgh,
The Anxious Hinds of Residents
aloiiR the BiTer.
Scencs and Incidents of tlie Bisjug
Waters Here.
Streets oi tlio South Side Under
Water lariy.
Eicileil Throngn tiger for Suns from
ileadnotem-Jbronj tbe Jfenspiper
Odlcex?>"ot nincb Damage jet Done
In \\ Iiefllng?Tlie Hill roads Suffer?
People Moving On1.
Stage of ttio Wnter Here.
ft. in.
t> p. m 32 c
?p . m ? O 7
n p." 31 'J
10 p. m 36 ?
JI p. Ill .... 3rt G
J'Jp. in 37 ?
1 it. in 37 0
11 I. in 88 ?
3 a. Ill ? ....?.w... S8 b
"What's the river doing?" "What
will we get here?" "What's the latest
from above?"
These and similar queries were about
all one heard here yeaterday. As u
topic of conversation the river drove
* clan nllt of diffhL
All day the bulletins posted at tbe
newspaper offices were surrounded by
anxious crowds. Every item of intelligence
that threw auy light on the situation
was grasped almost as a drowning
nan clutches a straw, and the people
living on Jow grounds on the South
Side and on the Island and merchants
along Water and Main streets, whose
cellars are invaded by forty feet of water,
and who were uneasy early in the day,
became convinced before the afternoon
was very far advanced that they were
destined to sutler.
The work of removing goods from eel*
lira along tho lower streets in the heart
of the city began by the middle of tho
afternoon, and was kept up for the remainder
of the day and until a late hour
last evening. The 6idewalka on Main
street below Fourteenth,on Fourteenth.
Water and South streets, were covered
with barrels, boxes and bulk freights.
Most of the cellars from Main street
totive river and from Twelfth to the
creek would be very wet at forty feet of
water, while a few of the store rooms
within that area will have water on the
liret floor at forty-two feet.
Lifer in tho afternoon Island people living
below the forty foot danger line began
to haul things oat. Some families deserted
their houses and moved their
household goods over to town. Others
took out only the most costly and most
delicate furniture and prepared to move
upstairs till the flood subsides.
Last evening there was a regular procession
of pianos coming over the Suspension
bridge. Music dealers' wagons,
expressmen's trucks and all sorts of vehicles
that would serve were in the line.
? * V>niilail
Tveniy or uiiny pi?uua **o?o u>u.?u
over to town and stored in safe places.
Nearly everybody brought everything
oat o( tho cellar, and lacks were pulled
out of the carpets cud preparations madti
to #et into the second atory or get out.
As usual, the wiseacres who knew all
about what the river was going to do,
differed about ten feet as to what might
be expected here. The low eat estimate
was forty feet. From that to forty-eight
guesses were common. A great many
people set their marks at forty-five, and
bets that it would go to forty?five, that it
would go to forty-three, that it would
not beat forty-one, etc., were frequent.
Nearly everybody, in estimating tho
stage of water here, adds 00 much to tho
Invest stage at Pittsburgh. Some river
men have an infallible rule to multiply
thestageatOil City by threo. Neither
of these methods of guessing is any better
than just guessing without any rule.
The diflerence between the sti^e at
Pittsburgh and here has varied ainco
1?S10 from ten feet to eighteen. It hi
oftener over than under iwelve feet.
The difference necessarily and logically
depends on the condition of the rivera
putting into the Ohio between here and
ritteburgh. The following table shows
the way tho dilutes ditlered between
Wheeling and Pittsburgh in past floods:
Pittsburgh. Wheeling,
ft. In. ft. In.
lMO-XoTomber... S2 ... 48 ~
isu? February .......... 8ft ... 48 11
Jstt-ai.ru SI ? 48 ...
IMO-Avrtl iW 7 4:t ...
IMil?(<DiilAmher. SO ... 44 2
ISO-!-April 27 V 37 ...
KV-Mart'h 31 4 ?
!**:{-December ? 25 8 X 5
itfl-January - 22 4 88 8
WTs-l^cember 2> ?* JM
I v 1 - Kehruarr..??^ 2J 4 8* 8
issl-June 25 C ?0 9
lM3~Febnury.MM. 21 8 Si
Jaw-February S3 fl w 5
IMI-Jauuarv 33 ... 33 6
In the city there was no serions dam
age reported up to a late hour last night,
although everybody was apprehensive.
The water was in lots of cellars, a few on
Water and Main streets, and a great
many on the South Side and the lower
poruona pf the Island. Early in the
evening the water had backed through
the sewer into the State Fair grounds,
ami was Hawing oat of a sewer opening
iait below Florida street, povering the
low-lying ground around, Boatb front
street was flooded for quite a distance bv
10 o'clock,from Fink etreet southward,
and all over the low lands along both
the Front and Back rivers the water
was out of its banks.
Av 8 o'clock the water backed up
Caldwell's run and was over the electrical
railway at Twenty-seventh street,
the cara running through the water, toi
oorne time. As the water kept on coming
up and the space covered grew larger,
the cars had to atop.
The water invaded the "drip house,'
on the Island, in which the pumix
are located which are used to pump tu<
water out of the city gaa mains, and th<
men went over and took off the pump
and plugged the valves, so that no wate
coula leak in them. An effort will b
made to keep up the ieland'e gas sap
ply through the freshet.
It was feared that the Main etree
wooden bridge would be carried off, am
teams were put to work hauling heavj
stonee to be placed on the bridge to ao
chor it down. Several tons of rock
were piled on it in the coutse of tbi
afternoon, but if the water rises over it
it will probably go anyhow.
As usual the railroads all Buflerei
more or less. The B. & 0. main lint
came off very fortunately. Usually thi
upper Monongahela tributaries do grea
damage to that line, but this time then
was. for a wonder, little trouble there
Trains came In and went out on ver}
fair time. On the Hempfleld there waj
a little delay, but not nearly so much a*
on Monday, the slips having been re
. paired.
! The P., W. & Ky. division ol the Par
Handle was badly demoralized. Then
were two or threo bad landslides, and at
8hort Creek the situation was especially
serious. Pan Handle trains were run
over the Steubenville bridge, and came
down on the (J. A P. road.
The Oentral Ohio division had serlouc
trouble at Zinesville, but passengers and
mails were transferred and got through,
though delayed badly.
The Ohio Kiver road also caught it
pretty bad, but mansged to get a train
out and one in at 11 a. in. by transferring,
and this was kept up all ?lav. At
11 o'clock last night tilt* water began tc
trickle across tho Pan-ilundle and Ohio
River tracks on the wharf here.
All trains on the Cleveland, Lorain A
Wheeling are at a standstill and traffic
has been completely suspended, no pas
senger trains having turned a wheel
south of UtiricUBViiie siuce xuonuay
morning except the St, Glairsville accommodation.
At Fairpoint the track liae
been covered by a land slide and at
Butler it is completely under water,
with no probability of getting it clear
lor several days. Several crews are laid
over at Bridgeport, and there are lota of
passengers at this end waiting to get
The Elm Grove road escaped with a
slight land slide near the eastern end,
the results being trifling.
Col. David Rankin will lose by the
sudden rise in the river about $300 worth
of brick in his yards at Bush Run.
Slips ot pretty large proportions are
reported on the new piktbbelow Bellaire,
and one of a very serious nature is re*
ported near Pinch Hun, where the water
has undermined the approaches to the
two railroad bridges, and both bridges
may go out.
Last evening the public interest in the
impending flood was intensified by the
contradictory reports from above. The
wildest rumors were afloat, and the Intklligjcnckb
was besieged constantly by
applicants for "the lateat." Tbe news
tbat the river at Pittsburgh had retched
thirty feet, and that it was still rising
and rain was again falling and thirty-two
feet was expected there, led the most
conservative cueeser, who had all along
clung to forty feet, to raito his
estimate a peg or two. I( the
river should reach thirty-two
feet at Pittsburgh Wheeling cannot expect
to escape 42, while past experience
justifies fears of 43 or 44 feet here. At
latest accounts, however, the 32 foot
stage at Pittsburgh was merely a guess.
Wheeling may yet escape with 40.
Wn&rimHBieruruu&uru wmwuoh iuuoo
who clans; longest to 40 ieet as the probable
maximum, but when the later reports
came he lost his reckonings, and
refused to make any estimate.
All night.long the work of moving
things off the Island, and bringing
goods out of cellars or carrying tliem
into upper stories in the wholesale bust>
ness quarters went actively on, and
daylight this morning will ttnd people
in the exposed parts of the city in good
lhape to meet the invasion of the
maudy tide.
At 2 o'clock this morning the water
was six inches deep on the floor of the
Main street wooden bridge.
Main street was piled almost full of
barrels. Simpson & Hope had moved
everything out of their first story. T.
T. Hutchinson A Co. were moving all
tbe goods off theii lower shelves up*
Btairs. Wagons were rambling over the
streets as if a circus had come to town,
hauling goods to secure places.
Tbe water had gotten op as far as
Twenty?sixth street, and people were
still moving oat as fast as they could.
In the Eighth ward there was no city gas,
which added mach to the discomfort of
the situation.
Benwood's lower terrace was beginBing
to suffer from the advancing
On the Island everything south of
Florida street was pretty well under
water, and the back water was showing
on low grounds at other places.
At 2 o'clock the water on the wharl
gnage was at 38 feet even, and from C
p. m. the rise had been very steadily
maintained at 6 inches an hour.
It iu raining pretty hard at 2:60 a. in.
Th? Pepple Preparing fur Any ErantWucli
In Martin's Ferry yesterday there wai
more Ulk about the flood than at an;
time since the Hood of '84. Kvorybody
was talking about it. Hundreds visited
the banks daring the day, and as man;
more last night. More people were seen
on First street and along the arharvec
god river banks last night than foi
The bulletins in front of the branch
office of the iKTiLMOXNCfu attracted
I Urge crowds and weie read with intenst
interest. A large number called durinj
the evening for later news, and some o
tbem who lire jn the low lands wantei
to know if it would be safe for them u
remain in their houses over night
Many were glarmed.
At the Buckeye and Northwood glow
factories a large force of men were on
gaged in moving ware, materials, etc
from low places during the day and las!
night, ana many persons on the b:>ttoni
were making preparations last night t<
Merukanta and othors have already
made arrangement* to move if necessary
One firm hired twelve men to be or
bands this morning to move their atocl
if the river continues to rite. This is i
fair sample of what has been done
Hooaehoid goods, pianos, etc., wen
moved from the bottom to liiguergrouni
last night
Jnhn.boats were mode yesterday am
others ordered, many gum boots am
Interns purchased, an<l other prepare
tlons made in anticipation ol a ilooa.
There were many wild rnmors in oh
cnlation last night and considerable ex
cltement prevailed. There was a grei
deal ol talk as to tho height ol the rive
in '.S3,and '84, and several bets wer
made. 8om?c|aimed there was only 6
feet 4 inches in 'Si, others 52 feet
Inches, while others had it tig U S3 let
8 Inches.
|B llrbJsiport.
M a oointjast eboye the residence c
Jacob Fox, iu Bricigepo/t, an jrnmeni
, land slide started from * point ainioi
st the summit ot the bill, sod a portlo
' of ths slide, consisting ol about Are toi
I ol <llrt and rock, came down yeeterdi
) evening, piling ap several leet again
t the back part ol his house. Anoth
a glide la expected almoet any momi
r and may move the house when It con
e Land slides are numerous, and so
- dangerous, but as yet no damage
been done by them.
j AT I'llTSUL'KtiuT
' A Day of Eioltemrat?lll(h Water Ca
All tbe Low?l)lng I'arts of the City?1
9 Flood of 'ft* ltlvfillMt.
" PirrsBUftoii, Feb. 17.?The pres
' unexpected Hood bids lair to rival t
of 1884. The greatest flood came do
1 tbe Allegheny river, which backed
3 tbe Monongahela (or miles. The ri
? baa risen all day at an average ol
I inchea per boar, and at 10 o'clock
, night standa 30 feet 8 inches and riai
, slowly.
r Allegheny City haa suffered the gre
3 est, as Biver avenue stands in ten feel
, water. Robinson stieet is flooded a
. tbe entire area between Oraig street a
Allegheny avenue is under water, wh
; at least 1.000 cellars on that side o! t
, river are flooded.
. The rising waters to-nlpht cause en
. apprehension on the Allegheny side,
, two natural gaa explosions there ha
, endangered life and ruined propel
and it is feared others may follow,
, meters and pipes are several feet unci
i water and cannot be reached.
All mills along tbe river have sh
1 down on account of flooded tiros, ai
many thousands of men are idling abo
tbe river banks. A queer eight is p:
, sented along tbe Pittsburgh & Weste
line in Allegheny, where box cars e
[ standing on the tracks with nothing b
. their roofs visible.
On tho South Side all tbe mills ha
shut down, and the tracks of the Pit
buroh and Lake Erie and Pittsburg
McKeesport & Youtrhioglieny are cc
eied with water, while tbe Lake Ei
tracks are touched in several places.
On tbe Pittsburgh side of the All
, gheny river cellars and near houses a
Hooded and people are movii
out as their Allegheny neigbbo
did some hours r go. Duquesi
way is under water in several plac<
and Seventh street residences ha
water on the first floor. Considering!
magnitude the flood has caused ve
little excitement. While the great?
damage has been caused l>v flood)
cellars, it is estimated that 3,000 famili
in the two cities have been inconve;
ienced by water.
Any further rise, however, will <
great damage, as the limit has bet
reached, and even now it is reported tl
PTnoHitinn huildinu mul other Ian
down town buildings bavo been great
All car lines between Pittsburgh ar
Allegheny have stopped running, owii
to the fact chat the approaches are se
eral feet under water. Scores of dra;
and boats are engaged in baulii
anxious people through the water to tt
bridges which they traverse, only to i
hauled to land on the other side in
similar way.
The Pennsylvania trains are about tvi
hours behind time, owing to the tracl
washed away at Oonemaugh, while tl
Baltimore & Ohio main line passengi
trains are nearly on time, in spite of se
eral slides, though the West Virgin
divisions are badly out of shape.
Reports from the headwaters of tt
Allegheny river shows high water an
general distreas. The railroads esp
cially have suffered in the country di
tricta. No trains have passed over tl
Chartiers division of tiie Pittsburgl
Cincinnati & St. Louis to-day, thous
B. 6t 0. trains are running. The na
row-guage road from Waynesburg I
Washington has been washed on tt
hillsides and no trains will run for seeral
In the Clearfield and other lumbi
regions heavy losses will result froi
broken booms and lumber carried awa;
while great losses are reported from lo
lying farming districts. At Kittannin
Ih? Allouhanv rlvnr Linn rufifthpfl n hlul
er stage than since 1873. The water hi
Hooded the upper portion oi the towi
in some piaoea passing through secon
Ford City is entirely under water ar
reports from the coke regions say gra
damage has been done to railroada an
mining districts, while land slides ai
Ireqnent at all places.
At Freeport people are moving to the
second stories. West Newton repor
thattho Yonghogheny river atlo'cloc
this afternoon had reached the bighe
point since August, 1884. The river
Rochester is now at a higher stage thi
since the flood of 1884. The who
lower portion of the town is threaten*
with overflow.
At McKoesport the Monongahela
over its banks and rising at the rate
five inches per hour. The W. D. Wo(
iron works, the National rolling mi
and the Sterling steel works are su
merged. Much damage has been doi
in the lower parts of the city, and mar
: families are compelled to abandon the
At Huntingdon thirty-six hours
constant rain has caused a rise in tt
Juniata river to eleven feet above lo
water mark. Every approach by publ
; road to this place is cut oil and mai
l families in tbe southern suburbs ha
been compelled to vacate their hom<
Reports from Ohio gnd West Virgin
, say the streama are greatly swollen. .
Massillon, Ohio, the heavy rains ha
so swollen streams Bouth of that city tfc
all trains on tbe Wheeling & Lake Ei
- railroad eaat of JJowerston have be
abandoned. On tbe Olevel&nd, fx>ra
i & Wheeling railway, twenty miles son
. of Richville, the track is washed aw
, for a mile, and the wires are down.
Tho Tuscarawas river rose 10 incb
; in an hour this morning, surroundi
' all the dwellings in the northern part
i the city.
At 2 o'clock this morning the 41
gbeny river manures as feet 2 inct
and rising, Great damage is being:
dieted hourly. I
Kvcrjthlog High at Parkanbnrf.
Spteiat DuwtfcA to IU Intallcenocr.
Parkxbsbcoii, W. V*., Feb. 17.?t
Ohio river ie now 30 feet and rising ri
idly. All reports from the Little K
nawha and its tributaries indicate a I
river. Merchants and people in t
lower part of the city are making pri
aratioo to move. The Little and 1
Hocking Valley rivers are reported oy
flowed already in many place*. The tai
report comes from all points above a
below. Later reports Irom the inter
indicate a big flood. The projects hi
aro that the Ohio will raach the danj
line before to-morrow night.
Not Much Rooked fur at ftuwlcabarg.
Sixcial DUvaleA to the IiUeUvxnctT.
Kowiirbubo, W. v*., ?b. 17.?'I
Cbpftfjsdsix feet of water this mo:
1 ing; to-night, eight feet apd slot
1 rising. There was no heavy rain fall
' this rrgion. At seven o'clock to-nigh
Ib cool and olearlng. We do not exp
a much higher stage of water.
il Clarksburg not |n IU
r Sprcltl DUpnlch to tht InUUtcrnerr.
e| clabksbtjbq, w. va., *60. 17.
rise in the river here *, weather clow
0 no rain to amount to anything.
Fulling at Fairmont.
SmeUl Hi/patch to the JnldHoautr.
t Fairmont, W. Va., Feb. 17.-1
>f river here la ander 8 feet and (alii
?e There have been no heavy raina aba
it at leaat not anfficient to canee a riae.
u '
,s T|>? Hirer *i Uontlnfton.
iy Special Ditpolch to 0* Inlihioenctr.
at Hontinotom, W. Va., Feb. 17.?ft!
er 30 feet and rlaing ilowly, Weather wi
sot, and cloudy. The cold wave aigni
iea. hoiated here.
,?e No Alarm at Grafton.
Special DUpaich to the InteUtoeneer.
Grafton, W. Va., Feb. 17.?There ha
been bnt little rain in thia aection tc
VM day and atreama are not rising. No fear
rb? whatever are entertained of a flood i]
thia aection. Theaame conditions exia
BDt above here on the Tygart'a Valley rivei
^at To-night tho weather ia clear and mild.
No Rlae at Morgantown.
Up Special DUvnich to the InUUtoenccr.
Moroantown, W, Va., Feb. 10.?Rive
eight feet ten inchea and falling. W<
6 have had no big rise here,
a Falling at Hrownavlll*.
K Special DitpaUK to tke InUUlacnccr.
?t- Bbowhsvilli, Tx., Feb. 17.?Rivei
i0f twenty feet one inch, and just com
nd menced to (all slowly.
nd Weaton I* Dry.
{J? Special Dupatch to the Intelligencer.
be WasroN, W. Va., Feb. 17.-No watei
. here; weather very close, bat not much
' 1 rain.
aa ye
Don*RUlo*at Gre?o?bnrf.
ty Sperial DtipaUh to the Jnletllaeneer.
an Grbeksdubq, Pa., Feb. 17.?Rivei
[er fourteen feet four inches and on a stand,
Jotoustowu'a Flood.
Dlj Johnstown, Pa., Feb. 17.?At 4 o'clock
ut this morning the river was receding and
re* got down two feet from the highest
JJ[ point reached. Heavy rains, however,
l*r caused it to swell again, and at 10o'clock
Ul it was back to the high stage and prospects
were good for more water. It is
*? uow plainly observable that the arches
JJ" "of the stone bridge, where so roanv lives
wore loet in the disaster of June, '89, are
'l * responsible for much of the overliow bv
,e not permitting the water to pass through
freely, and an indignation meeting is
l?" talked of to protest against this continued
' ? menace to eafety.
u* A wild report spread this evening that
the people were going to dynamite the
? stone bridge, and by the request of 6u
perintendent Pitcairn, of the Pennsyl*
V'B vania railroad, Mayor Rose placed a
118 guard at that point. The rumor, however,
is thought to be the result of
B: senseless talk. Late to-night the rivers
9U began to fall rapidly, though the people
M will not retnrn to their houses till morna*
]0 Flood* la ArkAuui.
Helena, Auk , Feb. 17.?The continje
ued xiae in the river has caused coneid*
[y erable anxiety in,this levee district* In
tbe neghborhood of the Williamson
id plantation, the levee is considered quite
ig dangerous. A large body of men nave
v been put to work in constructing a "run
pa around" 300 yards in length. It is
ig hoped that this will prevent an incurie
aion of tbe water, which is barely two
je feet from the danger line.
? Th? Hciuto Kecetllug.
,0 Columbus, 0., Feb. 17.?The water in
' the bcioto at this point was high but began
receding at midnight. The danger
er point was not reached.
V- b?fp?it to fit lean Years.
Bozeman, Mont., Feb. 17.?Snow is
still falling and is thirty inches deep.
'J Old timers say it is the heaviest fall in
? fifteen years.
2t Some Thing* About the Couflolng of Lena;h
tlca not in the Report.
r- Special Dispatch to the InUUiocncer
to Giiaiileston, W. Va., Feb. 17.?Evil?
dences multiply that the Asylum invtsv*
tigation did not investigate. It was the
?r impression of some members of the coo
m mittee that one of tbe Hospital staff
y< Rtntpd that thirty or fnrtv lnnatim w?ra
yf ~ " J ' "*
? confined in the jails of tbe State, and the
* committee's report would have made
?3 that statement, bnt Superintendent
n? Lewis, who arrived here last night,
l(j stated that not a single lanatic was now
in a county jail, and tke report will be
1(j made accordingly. Since the statement
at was made, however, it has been aacerd
tnined to be incorrect.
e On the fifth of present month a lunatic
was buried from the Roane county jail
ir and one is still confiaed there. In
U Kanawha county a colored female luna.fc
tic has been confined for two or three
at years past and is still here. It seems
at probable that if a little more time was
id given the statement that thirty or forty
]e were still confined in jails would be
found correct.
Judge Iloge Beilgna.
0j SpcdaX Dltpalch (o lAe ItiUUlqencer.
}j Washington, D. 0., Feb. 17.?The
ill resignation of Judge Hoge, as United
k* S.ates District Attorney, was formally
J? tendered to Presidont Harrison to-day,
7r to take effect March U Judge Hoge was
at the City Hall to-day, but is still sick.
0t He said the resignation was at the re_
quest of the Attorney General, who in
formed him that the President desired
jc to make a change in the office. >*o
cuargeti ai auy muu new utuuguv
* against him. He will continue to prac11
lice law in thia city.
^ General Adjonldab Talks to 'Em.
J0 Washjnptqn, I). 0., Feb. 17.?General
iat A.J. Warner, formerly a member of
rie Congress from Ohio, and now the head
?n of the Silver National Executive Com j?
mittee? made a vigorous argument today
before the fiouse Committee on
" Coinage in advocacy of the bill for the
iefl free coinage of silver.
^ Peffet'e Credential* Filed.
Washington, Feb. 17.?In the 8enate
to-day the credentials of William A.
le- Peffer, Senator-elect from Kansas foi
is0 the term beginning March 4, replacing
in* Mr. Jogall*, were presented by Mr. Ingalls
and placed on flle,
Senator Quay la 111 llealtb.
he Wasoinoto*, D. C., Feb. 17.?Senatoi
ip- Qo?y will leare Washington to-morrow
:? for a trip lasting about tlx weeks or two
jig months to Florida. He la is ill heallh
and will go South by the advjee of hii
.p. physicians.
me Notablo Nuptial* ?tthe Jlrlde't Hone In
nd PhUadelpUla.
or Fim.apxi.riuA, Pa.p Feb. 17,?Mia
"J Ara I.iwler Willing, daughter ot Mr,
Edward 8. Willing, of thia city, wat
married here to-day to John Jacob
Aator, aon ol William Aitor, of New
'he York.
tn. The marriage took place at 1 o'clock
I at Mr. Willing', residence.
'' Immediately after the ceremooy i
>P wedding breakfast waa given which wai
t it moat elaborate and, together with thi
?ct floral decorations, ailyer plate and ran
old china need, represented a sm#l
fortune. Beginning at t) o'clock a re
ceptlon, to which over 3.PU0 invitation
Vn were wot out, was he] J.
. They will leave to-night in a speda
'' ear for St. Augustina.
If Your Hoqm ii on fin
Yon pat water on tha burning Umbera
rh6 not on tba smoke. And if von bavi
?e, catarrh 70a ehould attack tha alseaaa ii
lT{* tba blood, sot in your noaa. Ramovi
' tha impure cause, and tha local affec
aubaidea. To do this, take Hood's Sai
saparilla, the great blood purifier, whicl
radically and permanently cores catarrh
ver It also BtfenctJjsni the flerytfc. De aur
um to get oulj Hood's 8araaparilla. 3
Charge of Bribery Brought
* Against Geo. A. Howard,
A Member ortho Leglslarnre Makes
Grave Alienations Which Mr.
r Howard'* Friends 8ay Are
not True?-Proceedings.
Spnial Dinate A to Ihi InUUUtneer.
r Charleston, W. V*., Feb. 17.?To.
day a new pbaae of the (School Book
question was presented. It is charged
that Mr. Howard, the representative of
the American Book Company, who has
been here several days, has made an at
tempt to bribe one member of the Legislature.
Just what happened may, perhaps, be
best told by toe clerk's entry in the
' Journal. It !? *? follows: "Mr. Dyer
, arose to a question of privilege, and
stated that at the noon recess of thf
House, at the Hotel Ruffntr, he waa approached
by one George A. Howard,
whnm ha iinilnnfnnfl rhnminnt n !
school book publishing concern; that 1
' said Howard aaked him bow he stood on
the school book question; that he, the
aaid Dyer, replied that he was opposed
to makiog a change in the school books
of the Slate; that the said Howard replied
that he desired that that should be
made known in the House, and that he,
the said Dyer, should have something
for making it known and that thereupon
the said Howard put something into the
said Dyer's pocket. The said Howard
then turned away. And seeing W. R.
Thompson, a member of the House, the
said Dyer at once went to him, toid him
wXat had occurred and that he supposed
it to be money that Howard bad put in
iiis pocket; that he went with Tbompson
to his room in the hotel and had
him take from his pocket what Howard
had put there, which proved to be $50
iu bills. The said $50 was then sent to
the desk and deposited with the clerk.
"Mr. Ferguson moved that a warrant
be issued immediately to forthwith apprehend
the said George A. Howard and
uriog him before the bar of the House.
The motion prevailed. The Sergeant*
at-Arms at once started out in search of I
Mr. Howard, but he was nowhere to be f
found." t
The trains leaving the city were f
watched, bat if he left ou one of them, I
his departure was unnoticed.
mr. Thompson's btoby.
Mr. Thompson, whose name is prominently
mentioned in the above, tells a r
story only slightly differing from the 3
statement in the House journal.
He says that shortly after 2 o'clock be ?
was met by Mr. Dyer, who said he
wanted to see bim on important business.
The two went to Mr. Thompson's J
room and there Mr. Dyer related the
circumstances virtually as given above.
Mr. Thompson found in Mr. Dyer's J
pocket a $20 and three $10 bills. As v
Mr. Dyer was leaving the hotel Mr.
Howard addressed Mr. Dyer and said ?
he hoped he had given no offense.
Mr. Dyer replied that he would hear 1
from him again before the day was over. ,
As Mr. Dyer and Mr. Thompson went ?
out they met Judge 0. P. fcnyder and v
mentioned the circumstance to him and .
later Mr. Dyer spoke of it to Judge Fer- 1
guson, who advised him to say nothing
about it, but to swear out a warrant for
Mr. Howard.
He did not take thiB advice, however,
and this afternoon at the House session ?
made the statement already given.
Friends of Mr. Howard say he is still
in the city and will appear in the morning
to answer all chargcs. 9
Juet what effect this will have on the
ecbuol boot matter is diincuit to pre- q
diet. The charges are the sensation of
thesessioD. n
mr. Howard's statement. t
One of Mr. Howard's near friends fur* j,
nishes the following in his behalf: "Mr.
Howard requests the public to suspend li
judgment in reference to the charges
against him until the whole matter has ?
been investigated and an opportunity *
offered for a full explanation of the cir- *
cumetances and a statement of the facts ?.
from bis standpoint. ?
"It will bo shown that he is entirely '
innocent of the corrupt intention to 9
bribe a member of the Legislature, as ,
might be inferred from the reports that
are now being circulated, and it will be
shown tbat no wrong has been done or .D
attempted by him, Mr. Howard la J'
willing and anxious for a full investi- J
gation of this matter and will in due *
time vindicato himself and will be ex- 1
honorated from any criminal or immoral
motives or acta in the matter." J
Howard still There. t
SptciaJ DianUk to the ItUeUioaiar. r
Charleston, W. Va., Feb. 17.?Mr.
Howard is here, has engaged counsel t
and it is understood will appear to j
answer all charges to morrow. (
The Case will be Brought up to-daj?A |
Terj Flltnvr Conleit.
fecial Dispatch to Pie InWllccnctr.
CnABwrou, W. Va., Feb. 17.?Not* ,
withstanding the fact that Senator Mor- I
ris left the city with the understanding 1
tbat nothing would be done in the Og- j
din-Morris contested election case until f
his return, it seems certain that the |
, issue will be forced to-morrow.
There Js not 9 court, in'.the country ,
irliprn thn cflBH would be entertained aa 1
it Ib indifferent in lav and in {act. Testimony
wu bnotflinaiy prepared and :
nothing but a well founded faith in a j
Democratic minority would have ever ,
induced a Bane man to come before the
Legialature with each a cue. Bat the ,
faith haa not been misplaced. Senators ,
Campbell and Lowthnr will present the ,
1 Republican tide to-morrow aDd Uorris,
of Ritchie, if he comes in time, mnv
likewise bp hearcf Nw. ' ,
will timu iHK aEssitg ]
The Democrat* Irnvo Duclded upon It aod I
1 It Hait be Done. (
. Special Dispatch to ike JnUUtoauxr. <
I Charleston, Vf. V* , Feb. 17.?It is
i quite likely that the session will he ei- 1
tended. The Republicans in the Senate ,
are not supposed to iavor It, but this i
; will make no difference. They propose
to put Morris in Ofdio'i scat to make i
! theniiulaitetwo-tliirds. Senators Stew- i
, art ana Knott are aaid to be opposed to I
, the extension, but thay will be driven i
) into line: party exlgenplej demand it. i
I The Democratic rriotjo at present is,
. ''The session must be extended though i
i the heavens fall.''
It haa been hinted that the 4ppropri- <
1 atfon bill will tie delayed ?o u tq make
an extension or an extra session necessary,
bnt if so It cannot be blamed on the
Senate. The Senate bill will be readv
I in a few days, by the first of next week
I at the lateet.
1 Two Xaaarauce BlUc.
? toecialDUpalehtolkt lnumvncer.
' CBAtixato*, W. V*., Feb. 17.?SenaJ
tor Stewart'a "total lo*a" bill passed the
, Senate to-day, but the features objees
tionaple to tboae interested have been
lltplnated by amendments. Senator
Campbell'* life insurance bill, to pri
vent rebating of fommiasiona and fala
representations as to the condltlosa ol
policy, was ordered to a tblrd reading
Its passage in the Senate aeems aasurei
The Democratic Caucaa.
Special Ditpiick to the JnteUioencer.
Guaklkstqn, W. Va., Feb. 17.?Th
Democrats caucused to-night and de
cided that the number of Delegate* ii
the next House shall be 07. Just ho?
will be seen lator. The caucus ad journei
sine die. The question of extending thi
session was not considered.
The Elcetrio XJ*ht 1IU1 Patted.
Special Oorrapondenoe of the fiUdltoeactr.
Charleston, W. Va., Feb. 17.?The
House paraed the Whoeling Electrii
T ;?.>!? Kill f Vi I at m n m inn nnnnnrrino 1 r
UI^UII Witt U11J IUUIU1U|1| wuvu>><u(| * *
Senate amendments. The bill takea ef
feet upon ics passage.
The 8t?te Hramlc.
Special Ditvateh to the InUUiaeneer.
Ciiawjeston, W. Va., Feb. 17.?In
the Senate tbia morning Mr. Gilkeson
introduced Senate bill No. 122, which
providea that all bonds, notea and personal
property shall be taxed without
deducting holders indebtedness therefrom
in the assessment
The report of the Committee on Privileges*
and Elections in the case of Morris
vs. Ogdin was made the special order
for to-morrow at 10:30. Mr. Lowther
submitted the minority report. Retting
forth that there is no proof of intended
fraud, Ac. The minority concurs in the
committee's report as to Obialer, Clark
nod Backbannon. According to this report,
Mr. Ogdin, the contestee, has a
plurality of two.
Senate bill No. 07, permitting railroads
to appropriate an eBtate less than a fee,
wis passed. Senate bill No. 08, permitting
County Courts to subscribe for
jonds issued by works of internal irnarovement,
was passed. Senate bill No.
)9, relating to subscriptions by County
Jourts to railroad companies, and to tbe
jonatrnctiou of branch and lateral rail oads,
was passed, llouie bill No. 42,
empowering the County Court of Taylor
iouutv to nay Joseph M. Allen for aer
rices as Assessor, was passed.
Tbo committee to visit the Hospital
or the Insane submitted their report,
vhich compliments the Superintendent
ind officers of that institution for their
nanagement. They recommend that
he coping and plastering be repaired;
hat the hospital at Spencer be prepared
is soon as possible for the reception of
>Atients; that an appropriation be made
or the erection of a cold storage room;
hat $1,000 be appropriated to put au
levator in the building at Weston, and
11,000 for padding some of the rooms.
House bill No. 24, providing that
nonirs shall not be paid to road conrectors
until work is done, was passed.
8enate bill No. 106. to repeal the acta
equiring the German language in
dartinsburg schools, was passed.
House bill No. 28, concerning the emiloyment
of children in workshops,
dines, factories <Stc., was passed.
Senate bill No. 108, authorising Hamphire
county to fund at a lower rate of
nterest outstanding bonds, was passed.
Senate bill No. 20, to provide for
(lugging all abandoned ojl or gas wells,
ras parsed.
Senate bill No. 80, to provide for the
nforcementaof liens of common carriers
or freight and charged on unclaimed ar
idea, was passed.
Housa bill No. 18, concerning the Inlependent
School district of Moundsille,
was passed.
House bill No. 17. establishing a Orim al
Court lor Wood county, was passed.
Senate bill No. 103, allowing the railoads
to extend tbeir lines beyond limta
fixed in charters, was passed.
Senate bill No. 89, providing for payaent
of losses on fire, lightning and
ornado policies and regulating a method
f determining the amount of loss, was
la the Hoaae.
pedal Dispatch to the Intdliacnocr.
Charleston, W. Va., Feb. 17.?House
Jommittees reported bills as follows this
Judiciary?H. B. No. 102, concerning
he civil jurisdiction of juatices; providag
suit shall not be brought out of the
isgisterial district where defendant
Ives; also 257, duties of town councils.
Taxation and Finance?H. B. No. 259,
riginating in committee, providing that
he amount paid for clerk hire shall be
sfoljows: Governor, $1,000; Secretary
f State, $3,200; Treasurer,$2,200; Andtor,
$6,600; Attorney General, $1,200;
tAte Superintendent of Free Schools,
2,200; Adjutant General, $1,000.
Bills and resolutions were offered as
By Mr. Thompson, of Summers, House
iill No. 260, relating to drawing grand
uries; provides that the circuit court
hall appoint two jury commissioners
Fho shall select grand and petit jurors
nstead of the county court
Honee bill No. 79, requiring railroads
o keep notices posted as to timo of arival
and departure of trains, whether on
ime or not, was ordered to its thlid
House bill 137, Aaron Morgan s bill,
o make prisoners work lines out on
oads, was recommitted to the Judiciary
Honse bills amending the acts incorlorating
Adelphi Lodge of Odd Fellows
Clarksburg, was passed. Bill No, 50, to
tooperate with the United States in the
tuppression and extirpation of pleuropneumonia,
was passed, Bill fto. 03,
lutboriilng the trustees to let scnool
Houses be used lorsuch meetings as may
ja considered beneficial to the pnblic
ienerally, was passed. Bill Mo. 99,
Smith's bill to make it impossible for
lentence to be heavier for an attempt
to commit larceny than to commie it,
was passed. Bill No. 129, relating to the
record and publication of certificates of
incorporations, was parted. Bill No.
109, empowering Curtia district, in
Koane county, to borrow money and
issue bonds for the erection of a public
ichool building, was passed. Bill No.
194, authorising judges in vacation to re]nlre
bonds from trustees In trust deeds,
which cannot now be exacted except
when Circuit Court is in session, was
Bill Ho. is! to regulate charges for
transportation of petroleum or other
lils or fluids by railioadiompanlee, or
through pipe lines, Ac ,?prices stiplated
ire same as now charged by pipe line
?mpanies. The bill provides cbargoa
:annot be raised.
Bill No. 110, concerning dressed animals,
was passed.
Bill No. 39, concerning separate property,
rights, powers and privileges o(
married women, was ptaeed.
Bill No. 113, 'which provides that a
special term of the circuit court may be
held in any county, although a term of
the circuit court ie being held in another
sounty ol the same circuit a,t the o?mo
time, was pweii.
^ena(e bill No. 13, authorizing the
Khool district of Weat Union to borrow
money and isnne bonds (or the ertoUon
of a icfrgol bglldinj, wm raaewj. 1
,fudge Bryan Arrival.
Setcial DUpalck UIV Jnuatomar.
CniULMTO*. W. V*, Feb. 17.?Judge
Bryan, olthe world's FairOommiaaioo,
arrived in this city to day.
Java CofTca Chmp.
Real Java coffee coeta 28cent* a pound,
but Marrin'a Java coSea cares, the
daintieft and beat cakes in?d?, are to be
had lor (0 cents a pound. Your grocer
ketytf (hern; you will be delighted with
theqi. Wt
i with mil honors
And with All tho Ceremoniei
Due to His High Rank,
r ________
The Mont Ini|H>ninj; Funeral Sinc<
Sheridan's---Every Branch of the
Service Ileprenented?Body In
Staic-Houora to Sherman.
j WABnisoTON, D. C., Feb. 10.?With
. martial honors and with all the ceremony
due to bia high rank and distinguished
services, the body ol David D.
Porter, Admiral of the Navy, who died
i at bis residence in this city last Friday,
i was this afternoon laid to rest in hisi
toric Arlington.
Not since the burial of Sheridan, has
Washington witnessed so imposing a
funeral. Every branch of the military
and naval service was represented in.the
the marching column that followed to
his grave this naval hero who shared
with Farragut the Nation's highest
naval honors and profoundest gratitude
in recognition of achievements that
make glorious the history of the American
The Grand Army of tbeKepnblic and
the Sons of tho American Revolution, I
of which organizations the Admiral was
a member, occupied prominent places in
the long procession. All .of the executive
departments of the Government
were closed in honor of the dead and
everywhere throughout the city flag9
were displayed at half-maat.
The body of the late Admiral lay in
state at tbe family mansion, No. 1714 H
street, all the forenoon and was viewed
by a constant stream of people, including
many of his late comrades in the
navy. The remains, dressed in the fnll
uniform of an Admiral of the Navy, were
eucaaed in a casket covered with royal
purple velvet lined with puru white
satin and having heavy silk handles and
ornaments. The lid contained a solid
siverplate inscribed as follows:
Horn Juno 18,1813.
Died February 13.1891.
About 1 o'clock the house was closed
to visitors, and Mrs. Porter and the
members of the family took their last
farewell of tbe dead, and the casket was
closed immediatelv thereafter. The ser
vices for the dead were held at the
house and were conducted by Rev. Dr.
Douglass, rector of St. John's church.
Occupying chairs on each side of the
casket were the members of the family,
President and Mrs. Harrison, the members
of the Cabinet, Justices of the Supreme
Court, members of the Diplomatic
Corps aud the honorary pall-bearera,
while behind them stood a throng
of prominent Army and Navy officers
and many of the leading citizens of
Washington. Governor Pattison, of
Pennsylvania, and staff occupied seats
near the casket.
After the services were over the casket
was deposited in the hearse and the pro*
cession moved toward Arlington.
When the old Lee mansion was
reached the marines tiled around to the
left of the house and took up a position
in single line, facing east, while the
casket was being transferred from the
hearse to the grave.
Preceding the hearse came the pallbearers,
followed by the family and staff
officers of the navy. As the cafiket was
placed on the rests over the grave the
band stationed in the rear played
"Nearer, My God, to Thee," and the
troops came to a present arms. Then
came the clergy, the pall-bearers aud the
stricken family and their near friends,
among whom were the President, Secretary
Blaine and Postmaster General
Mrs. Porter leaned upon the arm of
Dr. Wales, tho Medical Director of the
Navy. When all had reached the Bide
of the grave and as the casket was lowered
the clergyman read the Episcopal
burial scrvice and offered a brief prayer.
At its conclusion the Grand Army poet,
of which Admiral Porter bad been a
member, performed their usual service
for the dead, in the course of which the
casket was strewn with garlands of
When the last words had been said,
Mrs. Porter stepped to the side of the
open grave and took one long last look.
She was deeply moved and Bobbing was
led away. Then at the word of command
the column of marines discharged
three vollejs over the grave. The procession
then retraced its way through
tho winding roadway of the cemetery
and returned to-the city.
General Sherman'* Family Opens the
Home to Allow Friends to See th# Corpse.
The Arrangement of (he Boom.
New York, Feb. 17.?The family of
General Sherman to-day decided to allow
the friends and the vetrans who fought
with him an opportunity to view the
body. For this purpose they set apart
to-day and to-morrow from 10 a. m. to 4
p. m. for that purpoee. A number of
friends called at the bouse this forenoon.
The General looks quite natural in his
last sleep. There is but a slight discoloration
and the face is but little
Bwollen. On the black lid of the casket
is folded the American flag, on which
rests the General's hat and the gold
hilted sword and scabbard presented to
him at the close of the war by the State
of New York.
Candelabra are burning near the head
of the casket. At one eido la a host of
the General and a targe painting which
Is draped on each side by two large flags.
One of these is the General's headquarters
flag and the other a beautiful silk
flag presented by lady friends.
There is a large painting of Mrs. Sherman
on tho wall, and close to the General's
casket hangs his escutcheon.
About the room are floral tributes from
friends. A number of palms have been
received from the grandchildren of ISachary
Taylor. The wgnlar military guard
remains on duly in the front hall, while
a special squad of New York's tallest
policemen keeps the people in line.
Cablegram from Qe harts.
W.varum!tou, D. 0., Feb. 17.?The
President anu Cabinet have decided to
go to New York to attend the funeral of
the late General Sherman on ^bqnday.
General Schofield to-daj received tt^e
folio wine oablegfim dated St- villa, Spain:
"Hecefve as present chief of the United
States Army, expression of sympathy tor
death of your illuiitrioqa predecessor,
General tibeiqiaq.
Cqmtk Pi Paws.
Will Ha b? Barfed In calrerj r
6t. locis, Feb, 17.?In accordance
with the wlshe* of tbe family, the
Grand Army funeral ceremonies or
ritual will bo omitted at the grave on
the occasion of tbe Sherman obseaulea.
The regular army certmonies will be
carried ont imuad, and there will be no
religions services whatever.
The question baa been raised as to
whether or not General Sherman can be
buried In Oalyary cemetery, A high
church official, is authority for tne
Statement that even though the
last rite* of the church were no
administered his failure lo recelvt
such rites wouM interl<-re In no waj
with his interment in Calvary, only i
poition of the cemetery being conflf
3 crated. That part of the burial ground
in which Mrs. Sherman was interred ii
not consecrated aa a whole, hot each
grave is bleated just previous to th<
Half Bated to Shrrtaan'a Fuurral*
St. Louis, Feb. 17.?At a special meet
> ing yesterday of the St. Louis Associalion
ol General Passenger Agents it wsa
decided to make a rate of one fare for
the round trip for those deciding to attend
General Sherman's funeral. All
the roads will transport State troops
without charge.
An Ohio JSccort,
Colombus, 0., Feb. 17.?Governor
Campbell has perfected arrangements
for the escort oi the body of General
Sherman by Ohio1* National Guards
from this city to St Louis.
Several Person* lojnred In Allegheny City.
High Water llroke the Pipe*.
Pittsburgh, Feb. 17.?This morning
an explosion occurred in a double twostory
building on River avenue, Allegheny.
The entire front was blown out,
the interior wrecked. Samuel and William
Hailett were hurled into the ri ver.
The injured are: James Fletcher, 30
Sears, hurt internally and may die; Oney
[cLaughlin, hurt about the head by
falling bricks; Mrs. Eliza White, cut on
the head and bruised; Jennie Hazlett,
hurt on the bead; Mrs. Samuel Hazlett,
thrown down and bruised about the
body. It is supposed the high rivers
surrounding the house and titling the
cellars tore away the gas pipes, and tire
reached the gas causing the explosion.
Bad Hallway Collision.
Radway, N. J.t Feb. 17.?A collision
between a freight and passenger train
this morning resulted in the wrecking of
several freight cars, the destruction of
an engine and the fatal injury of several
of the train crew.
Engineer Page and fireman Mooney
were badly mangled. Express messenger
Parker was found among the wreckage
badly injured. The accident was
caused by the telegraph operator giving
the wrong signals.
The K)?D>Meedt>am Frtu Fight*
MiNNEirous, Minn., Feb. 17.?Tbere
ia some question where the NeedbamKyan
fight will take place. Jieedham's
right band la in bad shape and be insists
oa wearing strips of piaster, which
materially strengthens bis chances ol
winning the conttat, though It ia at
variance with the Marquia of Quctnehorry
rules, which govern the fight.
Rtian orilf Nuadliam o?n in (Inn
tion and fit to fight for their lives.
Killed Hit Step.Father.
fecial Dinaich to the InUUiQaiar.
Fairmont, W. Va., Feb. 17.?Yesterday
afternoon a serious altercation took
place between William Powell and his
step-son, Steward Vandegriff, which resulted
in the latter beating Powell over
the bead with a poker, from which he
died this morning. A warrant has been
issued by Justice Thomas A. Fleming
and placed in the hands of tbo officers.
The parties live in Union district, not
far from Nuzum's Mills, this county.
Arrested for Murder.
Cbicaoo, Feb. 17.?Another arrest was
made last night in connection with the
mysterious murder of the Italian Senna,
whose mutilated corpse was found in
the woods of Jackson Park three weeks
ago. The new prisoner is John Conti, a
former intimate friend of Henna's, who
swore at the inquest that a bloody knife
found near the vietim belonged to the
supposed murderer, Valiue. Conti has
been displacing much ready money of
late and tells conflicting stones concerning
Mnrdar at Deadwood, fink.
Dkadwood, Dak., Feb. 17.?Two Finnish
woodchoppere, Matt Selbeck and
Charles Smith, last evening quarreled in
the latter's cabin and knives were freely
used. Selbeck suffered but little injury,
while Smith was badly cut across the
face, in the btck and down the side and |
win (lie. belbecK cog been arretted.
Bf nrdarcd in His Own Yard.
Tirri Hautb, Ind., Feb. 17.?Early
this morning tbe body of Henry Slide
found it his front gate with a ballet
hole throngh his breaat. There is no
clue to ahe mnrderer.
Spanish Troopa and NbIivm Doing llnlllo
Amaog tb? IUjuida.
Six Fain cisco, C*u, Feb. 17.?A.
private letter from the Caroline Ialanda
gives an acconnt of farther fighting between
tbe nstivee and the 8paniab, in
which the latter were worsted. Last
November the Spanish Governor sent
an expedition consisting of three gunboats
and one transport against the
village of Metalame. The Bailors and
troops landed and after a losi of sixty
men made the natives retreat. Tbe
Spanish were reinforced and six days
later attacked tbe natives. The latter
wern behind a barricade and were armed
with muskets and two small cannon.
The Spanlah were badly repulsed with a
loss of 120 men. It ia expected that a
general uprising of the natives will
eccur and tbe Governor has dispatched
ships to Hanllla for troops.
PuniaU'i Oonra* Conmended.
London, Feb. 17.?Mr. Parnell presided
at a gathering of his followers today.
There were twenty memberi preaent.
Mr. Painell gave an account of the
negotiatione. After be bad made his
statement a resolution wes adopted to
the effect that Mr. Parneil'a coarse was
thoroughly patriotic and In eooord with
the sentiment ol the Irlah race, and also
that Mr. Parnell merited tbe continued
confldesoe of the Iriah.
Conspiracy at Bar no* Ajrtn.
Bcmos Aran. Feb. 17.?A startling
conspiracy hu been discovered here.
Imi.? *i ?
I 1U7 ittwi vaiunvia 11UD nooiv*)"ian?? vi
> the principal niemberu of the Government.
Excitement bug followed the discovery.
rkjilcml HllTUT.
We ere all free American citisens, enjoying
onr personal liberty; bnt moat ol
us are in phyuoai slavery, suffering
irom scrolols, salt rheum or some other
form of impure blood. Hood's Sarsaparilla
is the great blood purifier which
dissolves the bonds of disease, gives
health and perfect physical liberty. 1
Lll. U MlMrr
To thousands of people who have the
taint of acrofuls in their blood. Tbe
sgonies canjfl by the dreadfnl running
sores and other manifestations of this
disease are beyond description. There
is no other remedy equsl to Hood's Barsaparilla
for scrotal*, salt rheum and
every form ol blood disease. It is reasonably
aura to benefit all who give it
a bir trial. Be sure to get Hood's. 2
Bkeckam's Pills sura Sick-Headache.
I A Steamboat Horror at Cincinnati
Last Night.
Carrying Nearly a Hundred People,
i Runs into tho C. & O. ltrldjje?
How a Few Were Rescued?A
Number of Lives Lost.
Cincinnati, 0., Feb. 17.?It wis after
7 o'clock to-nijiht when the steamer
SherlocJc, of tbe Cincinnati & New Orleans
line, under command of Captain
\rotntn.n 1 i 1 r 1
uovaouvuv iruul U? HUUI ftUU
alarted down the river on her last trip.
She had a harden of thirty-live passengers
and a crew ol fifty to sixty men.
The river waa high, the wind waa strong
and as the steamer approached the
Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad bridge
nearly all the paaseigera were on deck
to see how near the boat's chimneys
would come to the bridgo. In a moment,
with a terrible crash in the darkness,
the boat strnck the stone pier ol
the biidge and waa utterly helpleaa.
Mr. James l'ickett was on the Kentucky
shore, and observed something
unueual in tho boat's movement*. Instead
of going toward the wide
center span alio moved toward
tho Kentucky Bhoro span, where
the current la. Ho says tbat she seemed
to be unmanageable and that she
was too close to the pier and to his
horror he aaw her strike about tho
wheel house on the Kentucky side of
the pier. She clung there for
a short time and gave dlrtress
signals, l'ickett manned boats
and went to the help of the distressed
passengers. He succeeded in pickirg
off six women snd seven men, following
the flowing vessel as she lelt the pier and
floated down thu angry river. He says he
aaw some of the crow swimming aabore
and aaw two on a raft and he thinks ho
saw many straggling in the water. As
many as were yet left were taken aboard
and returned to tbe city. There were
twenty-one registered passengers and
nine not registered.
Later.?It is known certainly that
Mrs. McLean, of Pittsburgh, and her
granddaughter, Margery Brown, of
Pittsburgh, were the only ones of
the twenty-one registered passengers
lost. Of tho nine unregistered nasaecgers
whether all are safe, or not, is not
known. Tho rescued are so scattered
about on both sides of the river io-nigbt
that it is iropopsiblo to make a tally of
the living and missing,
Ljlng at ihe Point or Ueath-Au Interesting
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 17.?Henry
Hastings Sibley, the first Governor of
the Stato of Minnesota, has been lying
unconscious at his home since yesterday
afternoon and death is expected at any
time. Sibley was born at Detroit, Mich.,
in 1811, and came to Minnesota in 1834.
In 1S3G he erected at Mendola tbe first
private store and dwelling in Minnesota.
He was appointed justice of the peace
in 1838, thus becoming the first civil
officer in the State. In 1848 ho was
elected a delegate to Congress from
what was designated as Wisconsin territory.
In 1802 he was appointed commander
of tbe forcts raised to quell the
Sioux outbreak. He subdued the
Indians, taking 2,000 prisoners, thirtyeight
of whom were hanged*
Six CoiiuU Agnlnetaibiton.
Chicago, Feb. 17.?An indictment
against J. T. Gibson was returned by
tbo Grand Jury this afternoon. It contained
six counts charging Gibson with
bavins in his noiwnnoinn
uitro glycerins or gunpowder for the
purpose of doing bodily injury to, or
killing, H. U. Shufeldt, Thomas Lynch,
John Lynch and others. The bond of
Gibson is fixed at $25,000. A capias will
be issued this afternoon and placed in
the bauds of the Sheriff for service.
Powderly Huh lleart Diaeaie*
Topkka, Kas , Feb. 17.?Just, as Mister
Workman Powderly was concluding
his specch to tbe Knights of Labor at
Representative Hall ho fell prostrate in
his chair from an attack of heart disease.
He recovered, however, in about
five minutes and was able to walk to his
To tteliere Khomi Farmer#*
Toi'jcka, Kas., Feb. 17.?The House
has passed a bill appropriating $60,000
for the aid of settlers in tho western
counties. The money ia to be used for
the purchase of seed grald in countien
where tho crops last year were destroyed
by drouth.
Killed la an Ice Plant.
Nobpolk, Va., Feb. 17.?Tho ammonia
tank in the ico factory in Suffolk exploded
to-day, killing Superintendent,
Thomas Baldwin and fatally injuring
two colored men.
llnuk Teller Arrested.
Evanbville, Ind., Feb. 17.?Teller
Rltter, of the First National Bank has
been arrested and held for trial on the
charge of misappropriating $77,000*
Two Hundred Chine** liarncd.
San Francihco, Feb. 17!?Tine Australian
papers juat received slate that by
the burning nt the steamer Itameo, at
Wuhu, 200 Chinese perished.
Height of Cruelty,
Nervous women nelivjiu receiva J the
tympathy they deserve. While often the
pictures of health., they are constantly
ailing. To withhold sympathy from
theao unfortunates 1h the height of cruelty.
Tfcoy have a wenk heart, causing
shortness of breath, fluttering, pain in
aid*, weak and hungry spells, and finally
swelling of ankles, oppression, choking,
smothering and dropsy. Dr. Miles'
Now Heart Care io just the thing fjr
them. For their nervousness, headache,
weaknesH, etc., his Restorative
Nervine is nntqoaled. Fine treatise o?i
"Heart and Neivous Diseases" and marvelous
testimonials free. Sold and guiranteed
by the Logan Drng Co. (i
This ia what you ought to hare, in
fact, you moat have it, to fully cujov
life-. ThouaandB aro aearchini for it
daily, and mourning because they And
it not. Thoutanda ujwtn thouaauda of
dollara aro apent annually by our people
in the hope tlmt they may attain tula
hoon. And vet it mow k? ?? "
. , ? / "V ?? U1 ?ll?
w? guarantee that Electric Bitten, U
used according to directions anil the Dae
persisted in, will bring yon Good Digestion
nn<l onst tho deauion Dyspepsia
and IniUll instead Eupepsy. we recomniend
Electric Bitters for Dyspepsia
and all diseases of Liver, Stomach and
Kidneys, tiold at 50c and SI per Uot'lu
by Logan Drag Co., drugjjist. 4
QUI MA It-On Wednwidnjr, February 1?,
12:45 4. in.. Pit*'itc it, wife of AlbertGuU
mar, tgedW year*.
Fttucral notice hcrmltcr.

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