Cause Lou of Life and Enonnoua
Destruction of Property.
Six Men Drowned at the Rlrar! Month la
In Cleveland Railroad Tracks Sub
merged and Trade Suspended
Many Thousand Foot of
Lumber Swept Into the
Laka Floods at
Cleveland, 0., May 18. One of the
worst rain storm that ever visited this
city, started in last Sunday niht s'lul
continued witlumt interruption until
Midnight last nijfht. The rn'n en me
down in torrents, causing nil the low
lands to be flooded and the damage to
railroads, lumber dealers and many
oUier business interests cannot be esti
mated at this hour with any degree of
The I'uyahojra river rose to the hi(fh
vst point ever known and thousands
upon thousands of feet of lumber
drifted into the lake. Everything that
would float went down In the raging
Kailroad traffic was completely sue
Traded on the Valley and the Cleve
land t Canton railroads from the ef
fect!, of the Hood. The water Inun
dated the trucks of every castbound
rami so that business was at a stand
still. The Luke Shore, Nickel Pluto
ami Krie nre blockaded. Passenger
and freight trains are sidetracked
where they were caught and are unable
io move, usiness is at a standstill
and with no lujpes of being better un
til the rain stops. Many miles of track
are under water, while the culvert are
full to the brim, and in many places
gone. Knjjhies are standing on bridges
where the waters are rising in order to
prevent the flood from carrying them
Cleveland was thoroughly blockaded
Wednesday afternoon. Every line was
in the water and badly crippled. Ofll
clals were unable to tell anything
ubout damages and knew nothing more
than that the tracks were underwater.
.Every brook was a torrent and on level
j,Tound the water run over the tracks in
The life saving crew went out In their
ilinjry about 8 o'clock Wednesday after
noon to rescue Copt. Stanley Flannigan
nd Michael Le Blonde, marine milk
peddlers, whose yawl boat had cap
sized near the end of the piers. The
dingy capsized in the heavy eea and the
whole crew were thrown into the wa
ter. Tugs at once proceeded to the res
cue nnd saved three of the men.
i The case of the two men in the skiff
vras hopeless from the first. The crew
foolishly went to their rescue in the
dingy, a small boat which was not a i
The names of the heroes who lost
their lives in attempting to save others
were: Chester Simons, John Johnson, j
Klriholas Harvas and Albert II. Caliber.
The life savers rescued were Oeorge
WllaonLawrenoe Dlstell and George
Buffalo, X. Y., May 18. Advices
from points west and southwest of here
report one of the worst rain storms
ever experienced and rivers and ereeki
are overflowing their banks and doing
great destruction. At Ripley, N. V.,
JQsrbor Creek and northern Pennsyl
vania the tracks and masonry culverts
of the Lake Shore and Nickel Plate
Railroads ar washed away and damage
done which will take considerable
time and money to repair. Several con
traction trains have been sent out
from Buffalo to do what they can to
Wards repairing the present and pre
venting further damage. Between
Corry and Oil City thirty miles of the
Western New York A Pennsylvania
lracks are useless because of the wash
outs. All of the Uuffalo hotels are crowded
with storm belated passengers. The
destroyed culverts are worth from IIS,
COO to (40,000 each and it is estimated
that the total damage may reach
EniE, Pa., May 18. D.-image to prop
erty estimated at. M)0,0,n) has been done
In and near this city by floods caused t
by recent heavy rains. Scores of houses !
liave been washed away but no futall-
tiue are reported. The Jureckl Manu- j
facturing Company, loses $100,000.
Dridges and culverts are washed out in j
all directions and trains are abandoned '
or very late on alt roads.
Mkauvillk. Pa., .May 18. This city :
Is undergoing the most com pie inundu-'
tion in its history. Business is prnc- j
tically suspended and the scene has '
leen one of terror and despair. There j
are several feet of water in the N. Y., I
V. A O. depot and the train service has ;
Veen abandoned. Residents of Vallonin,
Company Island ami the lower part of
the city were taken from their homes
In boats. The Miller and Sibley race
track is covered with four feet of water.
The new railroad bridge over French
creek to the race track has been swept
- away and other bridges are in danger
of going. French creek has been trans
formed into a raging river.
TiTusvuxa, Pa., May 18. All the
creeks in this vicinity have risen by
reason of the heavy rains and the rail
road tracks at Ilyde run are under
water. All the refineries and factories ;
In the lower end of the oity are flooded, j
Mkw Castle, Pa., May 18. Eight '
Inches of water cover a large portion j
of New Castle and the flood is still '
rising. Boats are being used to rescue 1
people from the second-story of their '.
Lome. Furnaces, factories and mill !
are flooded and several planing mills '
have been washed away.
Riot Amoaf Chinese.
Atlanta, Ua., May 17. A dozen
Chinamen were arraigned in the record
er's court yesterday afternoon to an
swer for a riot which occurred in their
quarter Sunday night. . The case as
fill Died interest wiien It was developed
ia evidence that the riot arose over the
traitorous conduct of several of their
number In having registered and de
posited their photographs in the federal
iotjrt Those loyal to the emperor of
Chins upbraided those who were so
freak as to comply with the America!
law and the results wore broken arm s. '
fcniled fiweanBCraeketWJfl fleaV
feswere Imjosedr p , 1
. . DEVASTATION. AND RUIN
Mark the Scene of the Floods In Western.
' FenDSflTania-ldUM of Railway- Track.
Under Water Damage at Erie Esti
mated at Over Half a Million Dollars.
, Pittsburgh, May 19. As far as the
railroads centering in Pittsburgh are;
concerned the limit of the damage and
Inconvenience resulting from the. high
water has been reached. The water is
now receding from the rivers and creeks
along the various lines aceordingro the '
reports received at the city headquar
ters of the road. At New Castle, Pa,,,
the Shenango yesterday was five feet
higher than ever known before nnd was
still rising. All Vedne.,l:i.y night fairt
ilies wore tulien from their houses und
work is still goinjr n. A break is
threatened in the levies west of town
I at any moment, and Mayor liichardson
sent the entire police force and nre do-
partment to warn the people of South
New Castle to flee to the hills. A break
will cover that part of the city to a
depth of at least five feet
Over ten miles of the New York,
Pennsylvania & Ohio track between
here and Sharon has been submerged.
A large railroad bridge near the Etna
furnace went down yesterday morning,
carrying with it twenty loaded cars.
Several bridges and houses floated
down the Nhennngo Thursday morning
and the dead animals seen indicate thut
the farmers have suffered heavily.
Boats are plying in three feet of water
on the principal streets of the city and
Dearly all business is suspended. ,
In Franklin the creek is the highest
ever known. All the lower part of the
eity Is flooded, the Venungo mills,
brush factory and other factories being
unable to do business.
Ehik, Pa., May 1!).-The rain has
eeascd, the Hood in Mill creek hus sub
sided and no further damage to city
property is apprehended. The Lake
Shore railroad was the first to re-establish
communication with the outside
world. It commenced running trains
through yesterday morning. Trains
on the Philadelphia & Erie came as far
as West Waterford, twenty miles from
Erie, but several bridges between here
and that point are gone. A like condi
tion of affairs exists on the Nickel
Plate, Erie & Pittsburgh and Shennngo
& Lake Erie. It will be several days
before trafllc can be re-established on
The damage to property in Erio is not
lei than half a million dollars, and
may be twice that figure. A large pro
portion of the loss, in the way of dam
aged streets, pavements, etc., must be
borne by the city. Many poor fami
lies lost their all, but there has been no
general appeal for help. The councils
will take action on the disaster.
The anchor line steamer India, which
went aground Wednesday is not yet re
leased, although two tugs have been
working at her. She is looking badly
and it is feared she is on to stay unless
she can be buoyed up and floated off.
Capt Osborne and crew are aboard, bnt
the life saving orew are on hand ready
to render assistance if necessary. The
India is valued at 1100,000. The cause
of the accident was the loss of her rud
der in the heavy weather Tuesday
Augusta, Me., May IS. The Kenne
beo river is on the rampage. The
wharves are covered with from four to
ten feet of water, all coal sheds are
submerged and many cellars are
flooded. The water has reached the
eaves of the freight and passenger sta
tion of the Kennebec A Boston r? team
boat Company. A big boom has evi
dently broken up the river, as an im- !
mense number of logs and large quan- j
sea. The water Is still rising.
The TrouMee In the Rronomtto Society
Are satlsfaeiorUjr Adjasted Out of
Pittsburgh, Fa., May 19. The
troubles which have been agitating
the little community of Economy since
the death of Father Henrici have at
last been amicably settled. The eight
members of the rociety, together with
the Felchts, who went ln-fore Judge
Wlokham, of Beaver, and demanded
that a receiver be appointed to look
into the affairs of the society, and an
injunction be served prohibiting Trus
tee John Duss from sellingor disposing
of. iu n:iy manner, property belonging
to the community, have at last volun
tarily withdrawn the suits.
On Tuesday a master was to have
been appointed to hear testimony and
to try and settle matters to the satis
faction of the entire society. Confer
ences have been held in Pittsburg,
Beaver and Economy, and the Feichts
have at last come to the conclusion
that the ditliculty should be settled
outside of court, and accordingly pro
ceeded as raontloned above. They
have gained many concessions by the
compromise. Trustee Duss will con
tinue in the management of the affairs
of the society.
. Hank Closed IU Door.
Evaxstox, 111., May 19. The Evans
ton National bank of this city, closed
iU doors yesterday morning, at the
suggestion of National Bank Examiner
Caldwell. The bank formerly did busi-
with the Chemical National bank, of !
Chicago, but after the failure of that
Institution it transferred its account
to the Metropolitan National bank, of
Chicago. The reasons given for the
auspenslon are heavy withdrawals and
the stringency of the money market
All the men connected with the bank
declare that depositors will be paid in
full. The capital stock of the insti
tution is 1100,000.
Rev. Talmas;. May ReelaTa.
New Yokk, May lO.-Itev. T. DeWitt
Talmage reiterated his statement yes
terday that he would resign as pastor
of the Brooklvn tabernacle on Sundav
III. A , UU.VW lUUbUMUIICM VU ,Ut
edifice was cleared off by that time.
He referred to the floating debt, which
amounts to about 1100,000. He says
I that he is tired and not only tired, bnt
' worried over the inability to meet this
' indebtedness. He feels grateful, how
ever, for what has already been done
by his frienda He thinka there are
others who wonld be mere ancceeefui
la rili'og money than ha la 5 ; j
, in . .. .
SWEPT. BY FLAMES. "
The Oity of Saginaw, MIoh, Devas
tated by a Conflagration.
Three Hundred Buildings Destroyed,
Amour Them Some of the Finest
Heeirienoes In the City Lose
Estimated at 000,001)
Hundreds of Families
Saoisaw, Mich., May 52. Saginaw
i was visited Saturday afternoon by the
, worst baptism of lire it ever expe-rl-I
enced. It was first discovered In the
I mill plant of Sample A-Cainp, on what
j is known as the middle ground, south
. of the Bristol street bridge, just before
i o'clock und, owing to the strong
southeast gale prevailing, it ' spread
rapidly, setting fire to and destroying
' 700,000 feet of lumber on the mill docks
owned by Brown and Byan, valued at
8,000. The Bristol street bridge next
caught and a portion of it was de
stroyed. Thence the flames leaped to
the East side just below Bristol street
and north of the oity hall, where were
located a large number of buildings, In
cluding hose house No 6 and Wink
ler's ice houses. All the, residences on
Tilden street and on both sides of
Washington avenue down to Uolden
street were quickly licked up.
Then the sparks were carried across
the old bayou into the premises of tho
George F. Cross Lumber Company, the
planing mill, lumber in the yard and a
dozen tenement houses melting like
snow, Next came the Alllngton-Curtia
Manufacturing Company's extensive
plant and Passolt a old soap factory,
all of which were wiped out nere the
fire Btruck Jefferson avenue and in an
hour some of the finest residences in
the city were in ashes, the sweepi being
clean, north to Emerson street where
the lire continued eastward, south oi
and along Emerson street out toward
the city limits. It cut a wide swath on
Owen, Howard, Sheridan and Warren
avenues, and other streets east. Vin
cent's orphan homo succumbed early,
but the inmates were removed to placet
oi safety. The patients were all re
moved from St Mary's hospital, which
was in extreme danger for a time, but
which was saved.
The loss of the Allington-Curtls com.
pany will approximate 140,000) that oi
the Cross Lumber Company, 125,000,
and E. Germain's planing mill, factory
and twelve million feet of lumber,
1300,000. A large number of fine resi
dences were destroyed, over forty hav
ing been destroyed that cost from I3.00C
to 130.000 each. '
The body of George Turner, father-in-law
of Charles Holland, one of1 the
leading citizens, was found burned tc
crisp. He was 80 years old and became
lost in the confusion a block away from
Fully 1,000 men employed in faotorict
burned are thrown out of employment
and hundreds of families are homeless,
as about 800 buildings were burned. '
The extent of territory which wai
bnrned is about twenty-five squares,
and Includes large portions of the sixth
and seventh wards. This territory wai
Swept nearly clean of every building.
Besides this, hd ward Germain s big fac
tory, employing 800 men, and one oi
two factories Outside of this district
were destroyed. The wind was blow
ing a gale in a northeasterly direction.
The sparks were blown to almost in
credible distances and new fires started
up in a dozen places at once. For a
long time the firemen fought without
making any apparent headway, and it
became necessary to send for aid to Bay
City and Flint The fire department!
of these places arrived by special train
and did grand work with the local de
partment The citizens also did much
to prevent the spread of the flames by
forming good bucket brigades on
houses that were threatened at a dis
tance. The battle was kept up vigor
ously and by 8 o'clock the fire was un
Close estimates place the total loss at
11,500,000, with an insurance of lesi
than half that amount
TERRIFIC HAIL STORM
Visits ritUbarsjh and Allegheny City Caus
ing l'roperty Losses of S.IOO.OOO.
IiTT8BUROH, May 2a. At about I
o'clock Saturday afternoon Pittsburgh
and vicinity was visited by the most
violent hail storm ever known here.
The effect was moot disastrous both t4
life and property. Heavy black clouds
suddenly obscured the light of the sun
while the air became oppressively hot
Following a terrific electric flash came
the crash and roar of thunder shaking
the very earth. Before man or beast
could seek a cover the deluge of let
came in all its intensity and for five
minutes there was a war of the ele
ment most terrifying. Telephone and
telegraph wires were prostrated In
every direction ; electrle and cable can
were stopped by broken wires or debris
choking the conduits and for a time
trafllo was suspended.
In the east end of Pittsburgh and on
the outskirts of Allegheny City every
window glass on the south sides of the
buildings were shattered, while all
over both cities skylights, greenhouses,
private and park conservatories were
shattered and foliage ruined. Various
eetlmates place the damage by the
storm in the two cities at half a mil
On Neville island, in the Ohio river,
the damage to garden and farm prod
ucts is estimated at over 1100,000. The
extent of the damage done in outlying
districts has not yet been learned.
WIU Enforce the Law.
Washington, May 22. Secretary Car
lisle said Saturday that he would cer
tainly enforce the law as to deporting
Chinamen as far as means at his dis
posal would permit He intended to
begin with that class of Chinese who
are in this country Illegally, having
come In In contravention to the law of
1884. Having sent this elans out of the
country, he would then turn his atten
tion to the old and largest olass, those
who have failed , to comply with the
Geary law as to registration. But IK,
000 remains of the appropriation for
the prosont fiscal year to carry out this
law, but 50,000 will soon be available.
They Are Formally Opened at Chicago by
President Bonney Representative Wo
men From Ail Farts of the World Par
ticipate In the Opening of the Women's
Chicago, May 10. Over twelve
months of Infinite labor, involving cor
respondence with every portion of the
civilized globe culminated yesterday in
one of the most truly representative
and brilliant gatherings of women that
has ever assembled. The scene was the
Hall of Columbus in the new art insti
tute on the lake front, now occupied
for the first time, and the event the
opening of the world's woman's con
gress, the first Of the aeries of world'a
fair congresses that will constantly
succeed each other week after week un
til the end of October. Nearly seventy
organizations, composed exclusively of
women, together with many hundreds
of societies and associations, are repre
sented in the congress, and the roll of
those that will participate contains
over 5,000 namea
There will be as many as twenty-five
congresses each day in addition to mass
meetings in the halls of Columbus and
Washington, which have a seating ca
pacity of 8,000 each, and every subject
of interest to the sex, from religion to
marriage prospects, is to be elaborately
discussed. The delegates were prompt
in getting to the art palace and prior
to the opening of tho proceedings
proper they Indulged in an imprompti
reception which was delightful for its
lack of formality. Women from Bussla
were introduced to women from Canada,
South Americans fraternized with their
French bisters and leaders of the two
rival womens' Christian temperance
unions exchanged compliments.
Prior to the opening of the congress
proper there were brief performances
under the auspices of the congress aux
iliary. The congress proper was called
to order in the hall of ColumUus short
ly after 11 o'clock, with an address oi
welcome by Mrs. Charles Henrotin,
vice president of the woman's branch
of the congress auxiliary. She faced
an audience that filled the hall to over
Mrs. Henrotin's hearty and cordial
address of welcome was followed by aa
address to the world's congress of rep
resentative women by Mrs. May Wright
howell, of Indianapolis, who outlined
the objects of the congress and alluded
to the subjects that will be presented
In the various convention halls.
An address oi extreme length was
delivered by President Charles C. Bon
ney, of the world's congress auxiliary.
He paid a tribute to the late Secretary
Blaine for the earnest and untiring co
operation which he had given both
personally and through the state de
partment to the movement; also eulo
gised Cardinal Manning, Lord Tenny
son and John G. Whittler, all of whom
had promised their co-operation but
had passed away before their promise
could be fulfilled.
The congress, he said, meant the
dawn of a new age, with peace as its
leader, and It proclaimed the universal
fraternity of learning and virtue as
the best means by which ignorance,
misunderstanding, prejudice and ani
mosity could be remeved, and intelli
gence, charity, productive Industry and
happiness be promoted. What had
seemed a splendid but impossible dreaas
to-day became a present reality.
Work of tl Convontlua Xow In Session
at Naihrllle, Tenn.
Nashville, Tenn.. May 10. Judge
Haralson presided at the southern Bap
tist convention yesterdny. After the
opening prayer Dr. W. E. Bagby, mis
sionary to Brazil, addressed the con
vention on the work in that country.
Dr. J. B. Gamble, of Mississippi, sub
mitted a report on the' importance of
home missions, citing the fact that some
20,0X),000 people come within the field
of Baptist home missions. Of these
about 7,000,000 are negroes, with whom
tho greatest good can be done by the
Baptists. The great majority of the
Baptists of this country live in the
south, but the amount of their contri
butions to missions does not shine in
comparison to that of our northern
The rciiurt was adopted and Dr. J. L.
MoMunaway submitted a report of
work among the colored people. He
advised the encourngcux nt of fnrther
education, closer rulatlons In a reli
gious way, and expressed apprehension
at recent inroads upon the in by Roman
Catholics. Dr. W. H. McAlphlne spoke
In the same strain. Dr. W. E. Hatcher.
of 1'irginla, said he believed the peo-
people of the south were willing to do
their whole duty to the colored race.
Gov. Northern, of Georgia, led in
prayer for the work among colored
Lincol4, 111., May 18. An explosioa
of coal gas ocourred in the mines of the
Lincoln Coal Company Sunday night by
which one miner lost his life and three
ethers were seriously injured. The ex
ploelon oecurrsd nearly two miles from
the month of the shaft, and was caused
by the carelessness of Michael Gleasoa
and Henry Wllmoth, miners, who laid
aside the safety lamps furnished by the
mine ofiloisls and used their own,
which were not provided with safety
appliances, The explosion shattered
all the doors in the main entrance and
tore down a great quantity of eoaL .
Michael Gleason was caught under
the faning mass of ooal and instantly
killed. .lie leaves a widow and three
ehUdren. The injured arei Joseph
Page, skull fraotured; Henry Wllmoth
and Mark Lyons, badly cut and bruised,
8everal others received alight injuries.
Washisotox, May 16. The appeals
of MoNulta and Vincent from the judg
ment of (he supreme court of Califor
nia, affirming the judgment of county
courts sentencing them under convic
tion for murder, were dismissed by the
supreme court of the United States
yesterday. In these cases, the con
struction ana circct or a state law
amending the law governing the exe
cution of criminals wag involved and
the supreme court said this was not a
federal question aud that the appeala
would have to be dismissed for want of
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