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The Advance Guard Puoaod Whoal1 us Yoatorday Afternoon AND MORE FOLLOWED LAST NIGHT. '1'lic John Moron in Leading the Fleet, Closely Pressed by che John A, Wood and Jim Wood?Tito Largest Coal Shipment in History?An Accident to the Hurry llrown?1 ho Local Iliver Interests. Scones unprecedented in rivor history occurred withiu the limits of the Pitta- j bur^h harbor yestorday, says the Pittaburgh Diavatcfu Over half a hundred bip steamers vieing with each othor in 1 a mad ruah to puss Davis Island dam with their heavy tows, made a eight the equal of whieU may never be witnessed again. It was virtually a wild stampede of impaticut monsters that threatened each moment to grind each other to pieces. All regard for danger was i thrown to tho winds. So vital was the j crisis to be passed, thoy actod more like maddened beaata than tfio agents of sonsiblo men. In the great jam sides j of vessola were crushed in, bargos were , Bplintored into kindling wood, Hats \ wore stink, but tho exciting race continued regardless of tho destruction of 1 property. , This was tho manuor in which tho greatest coal fleet known to history , Htartod on its voyage down tho Ohio to . tho grout coal consuming porta of Cin- 1 cinnati, Louisville and New Orleans. Alter passim; Davis Island dam tho fleet met with no serious damage until Rochester was reached. It was learned yesterday afternoon that the Harry . J3rown sunk five of her loaded barges at I this point Thursday night and that a j general blockado of boats and fleot resuited, lasting for several hours. This j allowed tho advance guard of tho fleet | to gain on tho rest considerably. Inuring tho afternoon tho appearanco t of the first boat wae awaited with interest by numbers of people on the ] river front, und speculation was rife as to what boat would lead. It was juat : 8:40 o'clock when tho smolco rising ( from around the bond above town her- ( aided the coming of the leader. As she j swung into the long, straight stretch of ( river a pair of field glasses were loveled < at her, and it was ascertained that tho ( John Mor?n was leadincr. She naseed < tiio public landing at 3:45. In the J meantime two moro boats with tows , cauie around the bead, the Jim Wood and John A. Wood, the former with j eighteon barges and tho latter with six- , teen. Tho Moren was flying somewhat , lighter than the two Wood boats, huv- ( ing but fourteen barges. Altogether , these throe boats were towing close on : to 800,000 bushels of the dusky dia- ( monds. , At 4 o'clock the Frank Gilmore, with fourteen barges, Charles Brown and j James Brown with twelve each, passed j tho public landing with thoir tows in , good trim. The next boats to pass wero , tho Mariner, Percy Keleey and Beaver f at 5 o'clock, and tho Pacific No. 2 at 0 , p. m. , Others of tho following boats, com- j posing the ileot which started from , Pittsburgh, passed nown during tho night: Henry DuBus, oight barges and one flat; John W. Ailes, six barges, one flat; Little Dick, four barges, one Hat; Enterprise, ten barges, three flats; Tide, live barges; Pacific No. 2, seven barges, J three flats; Diamond and Rescue, twelve bargos, two flats; Clifton, four coalboata, four barges, two flats; John ' iMoren, ton barges, three flats; Belle j McGowan, throe barges; Bennett, four 1 barges, two flats; Ed Davidson, four j barges; Dave Wood, sevou barges, two flats; John A? Wood, six barges, two ' Hats; Jim Brown, eight barges; Voy- 1 oger, oight barges; Charles Brown, ten ! barges, one Hat; Percy Kelsoy, ten barges, two flats: Mariner, ten barges, two flats; Tom Lysle, five barges, ono flat; Ark, ten barges, two flats; Samuel 1 Clark, seven barges, two flats; Raymond : llnrner, six barges, two flats; Stella i Moren, sixbargea, ono flat; Smoky City, six coal boats, four flats; Dick Fulton, ' teuibarges, two flats; William G. Hor- 1 ner, six barges, ono flat; Bob Connell, " ? - - , live uurgea, u?u uavj aiu?noivj, ?uui barges; Time, six coal boats, ono flat; Rescue, four coal boats; Josh Cook, six ; coal boats, two fiats; Harry Brown, eevcn barges, threo flats* Tom Reese, six coal boats, two flats; Mark VVinnett, four barges; Fred Wilson,olevon barges, i two flats; Seven Sons, three coal boats; Crescent, five barges, two flats; John W. Allen, seven barges; Beaver, six coal boats, two flat; John K. Davison, four barges; Charley Hook, , throe barges; Onward,four bargos,threo , lints; Coal City, six bargos, ono coal boat; John F. Walton, sovon barges, two flats; M. Bunton, seven barges, two flats; Bob Bollard, flvo flats; Acorn, five barges; Tom Dodsworth, ono barge, four flats; Charley Clark, six bargos; J. W. Blackmoro, throe coalboats, threo barges; Bennott, ono flat; Hornet No. 2, , nino barge*. ono flat; Cruiser, six ! barges, two flats; R. M. Blackburn, four bargos; Twilight, threo coalboats, ono barge, ono flat; Alice Brown, six bargos, two flats; Advance, six barges; Maggie, seven barges; Volunteer, six barges; Henry Do Bus, nino bargos, two flats; Joseph AValton, ten bargos, two flats. 1 NOTKH OX NAVIGATION. Ktuge of Water iiurt Movoinents of Moats. Thi* IliTor InterfHt*. YESTERDAY'S ARRIVALS. Liberty, Olarintfon. 10 n. m. Bou Ilur, I'MrkernburK, 1 n. m. K. K. Phillips, MAtamoras, l a. m. YESTERDAY'S "OKPARTURES. Liberty, Clnrlr.gton. 8:30 o. ra. Bon Ilnr. Parkersburg, noon. 11 H- Phillip*. Mfttnraorns. 10:30a. in. IIOATS LKAVINO TO-DAY. Iron Queen, Cincinnati, 3 n. ra. , Liberty, Clarlnjrton. p. ra. Sunshine, Pittsburgh, 10 p. in. DOAfR LEAVl.NO SUNDAY. Ben Tlar. Pittsburgh. 5 ft. ra. Lix?V? Bay, Pittsburgh, 7 a. m. Sunshine, Pnrkeraburg. noon. Yesterday afternoon the stage of wator at the public landing was 9 foot aud still rising. Trado thin week has been rather dnll In the local short lines. An improvement is looked for. Tho first Cincinnati packot that has left Wheeling wharf for somo time will riopart at 8 o'clock. It is tho elegant Iron Queon under tho command of Captain John M. Phillips. RoportP from headwater points show thai tho Allegheny's rise is over, aud that stream is now falling. Tho Monontrabela is stationary. Snow is reportod, however, and another rise may come. Oil City?River 5 foot 3 inches and falling; cold and snowing. Warren?River 4 foot 8 inchos and falling; cold, snow falling. Morgantown?Rlvor stationary at 0feet; cold, snowing. liroensboro?River7 feet flinches nnd stationary; cold and clear. Capt George W. Con ant arrived yesterday from Wheeling and will go out *s one of the pilots of the Adobe, pro vidcd alio toko* out a tow of coal. The Adelle belongs to Popo & Son, of Parkeraburg. She was duo hero last night. ?Pittsburgh Commercial Gaz'llc. Copt. Robert Bole?, sr., who is making a trip in command of tho Ironside?, is one of tho olden pilots and commanders in active service. In his Younger days he was a well-known packet pilot and was for a time on tho Crystal Palace, with Cotniuodoro W. J. Kouau in comma ud. THE AFriSHMATlI. Some Claim* 1'ut Forth by AUinlrar* of Martla'* Ferry's Foot Ball Ten in. A Martin's Ferry man, speaking of the Thanksgiving day foot ball game, Bays tho Martin's Ferry olovon wero weighed on Conrod Long's pcalos Thursilay afternoon shortly boforo they startad to Wheeling, and the total woight was exactly 1,735 pounds. This in tho correct weight of tho eleven that played, and not 1,827 pounds ai givon to tho papors bv Wheeling men. Tho average weight of tho Martin's Forry men is less than 138 pounds. C. C. Mitchell weighs only 123 pounds and Th. (jijortBcn weighs' only 135 pounds, and tho heaviest tnan in the team is Frank Davis, whose weight is 138. Tho Wheeling team showed tho white feather, claims the Martin's Forry man, on Friday wnen Dr. Cummins and Hnnfoin TIawhv sxillnrl nil Aiifchull nf the Y. 31. C. A. team, and askod that McAtiinch, Montgomery and Davis bo taken oft, claiming they wore too heavy for Wheeling; that tho parents of two or three were afraid their boya would bo hurt by McAninch, Mitchell flatly refused to do this, saying that Wheeling challenged Martin's Ferry; that tho Wheeling eloven had had one month for practicing; that the team selected . would play and that it was going over to lick Wheeling. llonolutious of HeapccU At a meeting of the Vestry of St. Matthew's Pariah, Wheeling, West Vir- 1 l?inia, hold November 29,1S93. tho following momorial was presented and unanimously adopted: Tho Vestry having hoard with pro- ; found sorrow of tho death of Mr. Lowis 3. Delaplain, sr., doairo to placo upon record this expression of thoir esteem and regard for his memory. > Baptized and confirmed in early lifo by tho patriarch and saint of tho American church. Bishop William 1 White, Mr. Delaplain was a link which i :onnectcd ua with tho early history of j 3ur church in this country. Removing i to Wheeling he associated himself with >ur parish, and for forty-five years was i >no ot its most renular attendants and Jevotod friouds. Elected a member of tho Vestry April 21, 1868, he has been jver sinco* a quiet yet careful conserva- j tor of its interests. A man of such clear judgment, oven in his old ago, of such unblemished integrity, of such high sense of honor, :an bo illy spared from either church, 1 :oramunity or family, oven though his \ years have extended beyond the throe 1 icore and ten, when tho Psalmist truly jays "that strength is but labor aud jorrow." While wo tendor, therofore, to his Bereaved iamuy our sincero sympumy n their loss of an aflbctiouate husband ind father, wo Borrow for the affliction that haa fallen upon the community in the 1o?h of an upright citizen, and upon | :ho church, in that a firm supporter tnd true friend of hor ancient ways has jeen called to enter into the rest which : iwaiteth tho people of God. R. R. Swopk, 'Hector. Allen Brock, Registrar. iuillaihk Ill Sorts of Iiooul NoHit unci GoMlp from tli? (linns City. Tlie second lecture of Rev. D. W. Chandler on the industries of China, justoma and habits of tho Chinese, was jetter attonded than the one Thursday flight, and everybody is so woll pleaaod that ho will bo pressed for further talks on tho subject, lie has put his personal observations into such entertaining and ploaaing form that the knowledge (rained comes a*> pleasantly as a good story is usually received. Sydney Wescott was one of tho Oklahoma boomers, but ho is back homo now to remain. Ho made tho race and iettlodon a nice piece of laud and hud it bo well secured, ho thought, that he sent for his wife, and tho two squatted on their plantation, only to find recently thatthoy wero squattins: on an Indian claim, and they had to tfivo it up. Thauksuivinjj day the St. Clalrsvillo pun club had an intere.itin;: livo bird shoot on tho club grounds. A.C.Darrah, i _ _/ ?l. _ ;i? 1 president ui liiu iiuimcui imiiuau, vnirioil oil the honors by killiug nine out of a possible ten birds. A. W. Konnon wan next, with seven, and the others had less. I lie bost clay pigeon shooters were oil on tho llvo birds. There wero not more turkeys in Bollaire than are usually sold on Thanksgiving day, but they were u drug in tho market and /oil from 1'.'} cents per pound to 7 conts, and still were not sold. Thero were more pooplo who did uot havo the price this year than last. Walter S. Cowan, of St. Clairsville, who is looking after his ro-olection as posluiastor of tho stale sonata, whs at Steubenville yesterday in conference with Senator John A. liingbain Woods, who is his warm friend in tne contest. Judge I. H. Gaston will go to Columbus to-morrow, where he will serve a9 a Unitod Statos juror for a timo. Deputy Internal Kevonuo Collector Dean is summoned, but cannot go, as ho is still deputy collector. At tho Tunnel hill school houso last night the question as to whether the signs of tho times indicate the prosperity of this country or not, was settled to the satisfactiouof tho debating society. Ex-Sheriff Cochran and son "Dodo" wore dumped over an embankment by the liorso frightening the other night, but neither sustained serious Injury. The employes of the Novelty Stamping Company did not lay off work on Thanksgiving. Tiioy wore thankful they had something to do. Special Jjcamiuor E. H. Carvor Is convalescent after a serious attack ot typhoid fever at tho home of Mrs. S. L. Kline, First ward. Mayor McGowan lias been confined to his homo for a couplo of days right sick. Ho had boon under the weather for soino time. Adam Weiss, on old Gorman resident of thu section, diod at his homo, at Frauklin, yesterday of pneumonia. Rov. Francis Tuck, of England, is tho fuost of his friend, Charles R Gosting, and will remain over Sunday. Will Robinson was bruised by falling stone in the Franklin mines, but will recover with the loss of ono foot. J'lio steel works will reiuruo Monday and run as long as orders hold out. Miss Fay Uibbart, of liaraosvllie, is the guest of friends here. An Illtaresiluif Lntter. Aftor boing sick with lung, livor and kidnov trouble, and afior trying several of our'most eminent physicians and obtaining no relief, I took Microbe Killer. It cured me. Mn. JcB.:rn B. Freeman, Portsmouth, X. H. mounds villi:. f A 3Iifcc?illiiuuoii? Malungu of Minor Matters from Murnluill't illotropolU. All th cue who desiro to tnko ad van tago of tho Intelligencer's World's Fair Art Portfolio ofl'er cn?, on every Monday, hand the previous week's coupons, with tho ten cents and their address attached, to Jamoi A. Sigafcoso, *.v 1?o will send the:n ail iu together, aud thus jj save the subscribers postage. The liobertn well, now being put 5 down by thu Homo Oil and (ias Company, and which has been shutdown for a I0U3 while on account of lost tools, lias again been *tartod. New casing hay been put down beyond tile tools. Tho operator, J. M. Sullivan, and his assistant, Joe Wiley, have muck to the work without any let up. The city council has paisod an ordinance granting several Pittsburgh capitalists and others thu privilege of erecting wator works in this city. The kotitle in im interested in thu enterprise are Colonel Bon Wilson, of Clarksburg, and James F. Fawcett and C. W. Fool, of Pittsburgh. The stand-pipe system will be used. Ex-United States Marshal H. S.White was hero yesterduy. lie is interested very extensively iii tho lumber businoss in Logan county, but on account of thu closeness of money had to shut down, uuu iiu was noro uiiiMiiK uuau^uuiouva u to resume operations again. Mound City Council No. 0, Jr. O. U. A. M.f will attend in u body nt the Presbyterian church on Sunday morning. A dinner and supper will bo served in tho W. D. Cheadlo now building, on Jefferson avonuo, to-day by the ladies of tho M. E. church. Mr. and Mr a. S. \V. Dirk entertained a nuiubor of their friends at a Thanks giving dinner on Thursday. Tho foundation for tho new Herald building is rapidly going up. J. K. Logan is uble to got around again after a serious illness. James D. Morris, who has boon ill, is nblo to bo arouud. Mis* Maud Grimca is caufinod to her room by sicknoss. MARTIN'S FEKRY. Haps and Mlslmp* in tho Thriving City Acrou* tho Rivor. Mr. David Coss has taken tho agoncv for tho Standard Oil Company for Martin's Ferry, vKtnavillo aud Bridgeport, ind will supply tho trado in Nail City ail cans, delivering in a wagon. Dave is an excellent young rnau and deaervoa success. Tho Y. M. C. A. junior olevon will play tho First ward team to-day at2:3D. Admission freo. Tho Norland's addition eloven and tho Buckeyos will play this afternoon. Dr. J. M. Hogan will move his'ofHce from tho Bayloss property on Fourth atreot to tho Miller property across tho stroot, into which his parents have moved. Rov. Mr. Ilarlzogand wife werogivon a donation on Thursday night by tho members of tho Baptist congregation. Pots wore filled yesterday at tho Wost Virginia Glass Works, aud glaas making will be commenced next Monday. Tho Y. M. C. A. foot ball olevon will go to Boavor Falls to-day and play tho orack toam at that place. Mr. and Mrs. Goorgo Harris will bury an infant daughter in Itiverviow cotnotery this afternoon. 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