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RELIEF NEEDED.!
Immense Loss of Property by
the Ohio Flood-Destruc
tion and Disaster
Great and In
creasing,
Red Cross Unfurled in
the Work of Relief,
The Kloo«**.
Wheeling, February 9.—An unknown
was drowned in the fifth ward last
by falling from a second story win
The baby of a family named Lash,
on an Island, also fell from a window
disappeared from sight. Neither bodies
been recovered. There are many
escapes reported. At Martins I erry,
200 people are fed by organized
The funds are drawn from the
of lines under the Scott law.
increased force of the Fire Depart
are pumping out Hooded basements
drawing water from the gas pipes.
McCarty, living on an island, lost
in gold. His house was swept away.
other large sums of money have been
It is estimated that the total loss in
vicinity will reach $0,000,000.
steamer John Lewis arrived here
down the river this evening. She
riddled with bullets. The passengers
lying on the cabin lioor covered with
and life preservers as a protec
from the missels. The citizens of
Wheeling and other places fired on
boat to prevent her landing, as her
in among the submerged houses
greatly to their damage by her
swash. The boat left Parkersburg
morning and reports that many houses
New Martinsville have been swept
The Pittsburg Stove Works and
houses are a total loss. Not a vestige is
Cochransville, an Ohio village in
county. The situation here among
destitute grows worse. Clothing, food
money is needed badly. At Glass
in South End, two children died
from exposure and insufficient food.
worst has not yet begun is the con
to which the thoughtful are forced.
Wheeling, February 10.—The river has
more slowly than was expected
part of the city and country al>ove and
is still under water, though the in
portion, for , the most part, is for
by the water. The disappearance of
water only reveals the extent of the
of the flood and the sight exposed
eye to-day is disheartening. Huge
board piles, trees, drift wood and
shanties cover parts of many of the
and a hundred large houses and
are gathered at points where the sur
the water was obstructed. Fifty
are jammed ujiou and against each
at the southern end of the city.
suffering is great. There is a scarcity
clothes. The country people on
sides of the river are doing their
to supply the needy with provisions.
are probably 20,(XX) people to be
clothed from Wellsburg to Mounds
At Martins Ferry last night Dr.
now under bail for abortion,
caught robbing Hooded stores. He
beaten nearly to death and is missing
much to the sorrow of his bonds
People are moving back to their
and the scene to-day was a busy
every where. The streets are being
and disinfected to prevent a bad
on the health. Many kind offers of
have been received but with so many
on relief the outlook for the
is gloomy. Many cases of prema
confinement of women have been re
No death from this cause has
reported. A bottle was found to-day
the names of four young ladies, said
drowning at the time, written on a
containing the following words :
friends.'' and the names Annie
Mollie Sage, Minnie Hawk and
Habit. The Masons have systema
the work of aiding the relief roll of
Masons prepared, and those not them
sufferers will be called upon for aid.
reported that some sufferers on the
side have been reduced to such an
that they are cutting meat from
cows found dead as the floods recede.
Ohio River Railroad is believed to l)e
ruined. Section after section of
work, brid ges and cars have been
away.
south end of the and the Balti
begs
public
sufferers
the
same
cised in
water
in some
thousand
and
relief
aged
C
♦><i feet,
drizzling
rose three
night,
ing.
Bellepre,
Telegraph
towns
ville and
now
inches,
an hour,
four
high as
general
ies all
what
the river
last year's
there are
tion with
two
ing in
water.
efforts
of the
railroad
last night.
Dayton
have to
yards,
propriety
Comme
of festivals
tendency
desolation
would
the
ands have
ance of
ested in
comes
p. m, the
inches,
last year.
inches in
ning
riving to
festival.
the highest
and hard
The rain
where it
make it
would
people
of last
in
come, but
comes in
new series
The gas
supply
There
with
make a
of it all
limit of
rising of
tributaries
must
to how
points
increased
hour, and
the rise
It is
situation.
see
proaches
streets
Strangers
its extent
is now
feet
from
distance
All that
streets
The
water
mad
railroad
The view
part of
outline
city.
side of
width
sight.
Spring
miles up
ton and
ing out
from hill
to this
has been
Ohio track between here and Ben
was covered with buildings and
wood, which were pulled to pieces by
to clear the track. The first mail
Wednesday (four tons) arrived in
A few trains on the roads leqst
have opened communications
outside world. Every blanket in
has been distributed to the suffer
m s, February 10.—The engineer
Scioto Valley railroad was out to
this morning and telegraghed
Piketon, 24 miles north, that the
was five feet higher than last year.
sidewalk was afloat and the people
entering the hotel through the second
windows. When the engineer Jlel't
morning three houses were burning
he could not reach.
Evansfort, Ind., February 10.—The
has not materially improved. It
this afternoon, and is still raining
The river rose five inches during
twenty-four hours, and is now
feet four inches on the guage.
whole country is covered with water.
Cincinnati, February 10.—The flood of
surpassed this morning, and the
been rising all day. There is
a shadow of doubt that the mark
year will be reached within the
thirty hours. The river has been
points a)>ove, and the people have
inthesignal service reports. Twice
flag has been raised to denote
cold wave was Coming. The first
temperature rose instead of fall
The second time there was a slight
the temperature, followed by rain.
highest water here must be postponed
days if the present conditions con
Street lamps are unlighted, and the
burning only in a very few places.
tables of the Western Union operators'
supplied with candles. Theatres
running with electric and calcium
The Opera Festival building is
with gas from the Cincinnati
conveyed m pipes supported on
On the outside electric lights will
to illuminate the çtreets. The at
on this, the opening night, is
diminished. The numlier of
needing assistance is increasing
but the city is determined to care
own people. In anticipation of
assistance, the relief committee
city has authorized the following:
Publie :
relief committee of the Cincinnati
of Commerce and Common Coun
view of the steadily advancing
in the adjacent cities and towns
the upper Ohio river, where great
and destitution are being entailed.
distress,
louder.
men are
Newport
and 600
supplies
The
ning to
a request
Turner
lack of
been as
probably
street and
city and
day an
was cut
ments in
Leather
the water
riers entirely
ture, which
water,
reached.
between
freight
ruption to
was 66 feet
Water
engine was
tinue to
consumption
except for
Cincinnati,
river a
year ago,
an hour,
more serious.
nati,
able to
able to get
Wheeling,
rain fell
which was
at headwaters.
here have
been spent,
elsewhere
received.
ance owing
peals for
are eerning
powerless
affairs here
Pittsburg,
16 feet
is a light
head waters
Evansville,
situation
river is not
inches in
nearly at
night, and
is warm
up here
leave to assure to assure the outside
that any contributions made for the
will be expended for the relief of
distressed in other territories with the
diligence and care which are exer
in our own.
Wheeling, W. Va., February 11.—The
recedes so slowly that the low lands
places are still covered. Five
people are homeless, destitute
helpless, and will have to be aided by
committees for weeks. The dam
mills cannot start for weeks.
INC'INNAT I, February 11.—The river is
and rising an inch an hour. A
rain is falling. At Galliopolis it
three inches an hour, and rained all
with indications for more this morn
The river has fallen five feet at
twelve miles below Marrietta.
communication with all up river
except Marietta, Galliopolis. Marys
and Ripley is still interrupted.
Cincinnati, February 11.—The river is
sixty-six feet one and three-fourths
and is rising at the rate of an inch
and raining hard, lacking now but
and one-quarter inches of being as
as the Hood of last year. With the
rains now prevailing, the tributar
rising, it is impossible to predict
height may yet be reached, or when
will drop. It is certain now that
year's record will be surpassed. Still
are no casualties to report in connec
with the Hood except the drowning of
disreputable women who were carous
a boat yesterday and fell into the
Three male companions made no
to save them. The increased stage ;
water has no effect to change the
situation, beyond what was noted
night. The Cincinnati, Hamilton &
trains cannot reach their depot,and
land their passengers at the stock
three miles out. Speaking of the
of holding opera festivals the
rcial-Cazette says: if abandonment
could have distinct or remote
to aid sufferers from wide spread
of the valley of the Ohio, there
not be an instant's hesitation, but
situation is not of that sort. Thous
have a^direct interest in the continu
the festival, and not one is inter
its postponment. Everybody who
can be made comfortable
Cincinnati, February 11.—At 1 o'clock
the river was sixty-six feet and three
just half an inch below the flood of
It has risen one and one-fourth
in the last two hours and still run
heavily. There are many guests ar
to see the Hood and attend the opera
Cincinnati, February 12.—At 1 p. m.
highest water was passed, and a steady
rain prevailed during the day.
is reported general at .every point
it would run into the Ohio and
certain that a dangerous flood
soon be upon the already unfortunate
of the Ohio valley. The experiences
year have made the the people bold
confronting danger to be met and over
but when a new element of terror
in the form of a heightened flood, a
series of calamaties began to appear.
was lost yesterday, and the water
has ceased to accumulate to-day.
are five day's supply in the reservoir
careful use, but one big fire would
serious inroad on that. The worst
is that no one knows when the
the flood will be reached. The
of the water above and in all side
render it certain that the river
continue to rise for some time. As
long and how rapid the rise are
of conjecture and fear. The rate
this afternoon to an inch an
and during the hour from five to six
was three-fourths of an inch.
hardly passible to give an idea of the
The mass of the people cannot
th^great body of the river. The ap
to the banks are cut off on all
running at Pearl street and near it.
in the city may gain an idea of
when it is stated that the water
but little more than six hundred
from the Burnett House,
there to the river bank proper the
is between three and four squares.
can be seen is the inundated
and boats gliding in all directions.
suspension bridge, 100 feet above low
mark, makes a low arch above the
Hood. The Newport and Southern
bridges almost touch the water.
from Price's Hill, in the western
the city, gives a comprehensive
of the Hood covered portion of the
At the foot of the hill, on the west
the city, Mill creek spreads to an
of a mile and reaches north out of
The back water runs beyond
Grove cemetery, a distance of seven
up the river. In Cincinnati, Coving
Newport houses can be seen peep
of the water, while down the river,
to hill, the valley is covered. Up
time, great as is the danger, there
no great disaster. The cry of
regular,
Boats
corn
rising
by the
and is
pected.
if not
most
weather
is still
last
of an
canal,
feet of
A
account
self
ably
X
tucky
still
for
not take
Active
shining
since
in
ment,
cast,
water
ing but
higher
velocity
Front
that
and the
Covington
ly
The
is
fears
of
years
is a
Wm.
blast
the
his
tance
ly. A
at work
falling
ternally
Irisdicox
will
Cairo,
heavy
tion
R. R.
ing.
Bird's
forty-six
half
place,
interfering
very
At
nine
in two
critical.
ular
by way
Cincinnati,
more
Loveland
the city
damage
The
been
building
which
Newport
that
the
are
have
tion,
to the
Masons
lamity
is now
dreds
numbers,
children
From
on to
lodge
noble
Flood
nati.
to-morrow
systematic
was
inches,
Raining
Ripley,
five
ever
a quarter
of
is much
local
their
six houses
and
loss here
A brave
here,
no great disaster. The cry of
however, is beginning to grow
Manufactories are stopping and
thrown out of employment. In
it is estimated that between 5(X)
people are homeless, and their
were exhausted at noon.
relief work in Cincinnati is liegin
press. Lawrenceburg to-day sent
here for help, but President
was compelled to refuse them for
funds. The contributions have not
generous as last year but they will
come faster to-morrow. Eighth
railroad avenue, between the
Price Hill, are overflowed. To
access to that suburb by street cars
off One of the largest establish
Mill Creek valley (American Oak
Co.) have been battling to keep
out. They have built up bar
surrounding the whole struc
are now 18 inches above the
can keep safe until 70 feet is
The Pan Handle has no traffic
here and Loveland but takes
from that point and has no inter
Pittsburg. At 7 p. m. the river
11 inches. At the office of the
Works it was reported that one
still running and would con
until the fires are put «ut. The
will be stopped to-morrow
domestic purposes.
February 11.—With the
foot higher to-night than it was a
and rising at midnight an inch
the situation becomes more and
Up to to-night the Cincin
Hamilton & Dayton road has been
reach its depot, but it will be un
trains out in the morning.
February 11.—A steady
all day, causing much alarm,
increased by the news of a rise
The subscriptions in cash
reached $13,000 but it has all
and the supplies sent in from
have been censumed as fast as
The homeless are on short allow
to insufficient supplies. Ap
aid from the neighboring towns
in. The relief committee is
to help them. The state of i
is heartrendering.
February 11.—The river is !
11 inches and stationary. There
rain falling. It is rising at the
and raining.
Ind., February 11.—The
is unchanged, except that the
rising so fast. It rose two
the last twelve hours, and is now
a standstill. It rained hard all
it is still raining. The weather
and misty. The Guthrie is laid
for the present. Packets are ir
here, was
a last
the v. ire
thirds of
Pomeroy,
ford City
their
Coal and
ly os bad.
At
houses are
and a
lar condition
river
Middleport,
also under
anticipating
their goods
urday
Appeals
are being
probably
distress.
The
flooded
we have
cation until
got into
letter mail
by boat
have been
19 o'clock
on Front
the town.
Portsmouth,
river is
distress.
Two children
Sunday
ond street.
$20,600.
Fort
Heavy
and the
rising 9
feet above
is that
any time
since
clear and
clearing
The number
duced, but
pendent
cipally
Since
nomenon
water were
by three
people, and
in the
cent rains,
Two
man named
the panic
Donations
sufferers
but all are busy saving property.
and tugs are coming hourly with
and stock. Tbe prospects are gloomy.
Louisville, February 11.—The river is
half an inch an hour, and is 41 feet
canal marks. It rained all night
still raining. More water is ex
The flood of 1883 will be equalled
surpassed. It has been raining al
constantly since Sunday noon. The
has moderated and a drizzling rain
falling. The river rose five inches
night, and is now rising three-fourths
inch an hour with 41 l'eet in the
which is within three and one-half
the highest point last year.
Hood sufferer, named Adam Frank, on
of loss of property, poisoned him
early this morning. He will prob
Frankfort speeial says: The Ken
river rose one foot last night, and is
rising with heavy rains. The outlook
Jeffersonville is very gloomy. It will
much of a rise to Hood the town.
relief measures are in operation.
Cincinnati, February 12.—The sun was
this morning for the first time
the flood began. It is spring-like in
temperature. These factsgive encourage
but since noon the sky is again over
there is a fear of more rain. The
was 68 feet 31 inches at 1 p. m. lack
half an inch of being two feet
than last year. The increased
of the current in Second and
streets cuts off a number of boats
could ply between the water's edge
suspension bridge. This will cut
off from Cincinnati and material
the discomfort of the situation.
condition of things at Newport, Ky.,
growing more frightful. The worst
about damage to the foundation
buildings. A fine residence, built last
a cost of $10,000, toppled over and
complete mass of ruins.
Pittsburg, February 12.—This morn
Douglass, an employe of the Isabell
furnace at Ætna, Pa., while taking
from a white wall stove, missed
and fell to the ground, a dis
sixty feet, and was killed instant
few minutes later tw T o other men,
at the same place, were hurt by a
wall. Thos. Crawford was hurt in
and will probably die. Ambrose
was hurt about the head, but
recover.
111., February 12.—There was a
fog nearly all night, making naviga
almost impossible. The T. & St. L.
suspended trains to Cairo this morn
The water is over the tracks over at
Point. The river, at this point, is
feet and eight inches, and rising
inch per hour. Business, at this
going on as usual, the water not
as yet.
Cincinnati, February 12.— It rained
heavily nearly two hours last night.
midnight, the river had „reached sixty
rising an inch and three quarters
hours. The railroad situation is
The Little Miami still takes reg
through passenger trains and express
of Cincinnati and Northern and
and the Washington and Balti
Loveland. The entire line from
is open. Five miles of track near
are under water but no serious
has been sustained.
Newport and Cincinnati bridge has
kept open for foot passengers by
a trestle bridge over the water,
is now the only means of access to
and Covington, except by boats
to the suspension bridge.
Cincinnati, February 12— Reports of
stage of the waters at Newport
reassuring. The Masons of this city
found it necessary to take decisive ac
have issued the following appeal
Masons of the United States : The
of Cincinnati represent that a ca
greater than was ever known to us
upon the valley of the Ohio for hun
miles. Not only Masons in great
but thousands of women and
are homeless, cold and hungry.
every source, charity must be called
relieve their distress. Any Masonic
body desiring to contribute to this
purpose, may remit to the Masonic
Committee, Masonic Temple, Cincin
All Masonic bodies in the city meet
to perfect arrangements lor a
relief. The river at 10 p. m.
sixty-eight feet ten and one-fourt h
and rising half an inch per hour.
hard.
O., February 12.—The river is
four inches higher than it was
known to be before and is still rising
of an inch an hour. The supply
is about exhausted and there
suffering from want of food. The
committee are doing everything in
power to relieve the sufferers. Twenty
were wrecked here last night
were swept down the river. The
will be double that of læt year.
girl, who is a telegraph operator
perched on the roof of a house as
resort and remained at her post till
refused to work. More than two
the town is under water.
O., February 12.—The Hart
Coal and Salt Company estimate
damages at $160,000. The Syracuse
Salt Company have suffered near
bad.
Racine, nine miles above here, 105
are moved from their foundations,
number have floated away. A simi
condition of things exists all along the
between here and Parkersburg.
Middleport, 25 miles below Pomeroy, is
water. Many merchants, not
the unprecedented rise, left
goods in their stores, and awoke Sat
morning to find them under water.
sent out by our relief committee
generously responded to, and will
enable it to promptly relieve all
Western Union telegraph office was
Tuesday night, since which time
been without telegraph communi
until to-night, when the wires were
working order again. The first
mail since last Wednesday came in
from Gallipolis: ne newspapers
received for nearly a week. At
to-night there is 12 feet of water
street, the main business street of
Portsmouth, O., February 12. — The
nearly on a stond. There is great
Many houses have floated away.
children were drowned. A fire on
burned from Shay's corner to Sec
street. Loss, $50,000 : insurance,
Smith, Ark., February 12.—
rains have swollen all the streams
Arkansas river has risen 11 feet,
inches in one hour. It is three
the danger line and the prospect
there will be higher water than at
since 1844. The river has fallen
Wednesday night and the weather is
warm. Slow progress is made in
away the debris left by the flood.
number of the destitute has been re
but several thousand are still de
upon the relief committees, prin
women and children and old men.
the flood receded a peculiar phe
is noticed. At Po what tan sand and
were thrown to a considerable bight
regular geysers attracting many
and an immense land-slide on a hill
second ward, resulting from the re
threatens four or five houses.
small tenements belonging to a
named White, was deserted to-day by
stricken inmates.
for the benefit of the flood
are flowing in liberally, but the
committees
Senator
scription
received
authorizing
and draw
mittee.
Aurora,
fore ten
and rain
and it is
Lawrencebnrg
alone can
lings
o'clock,
burg.
inches
ruary
Little
kansas
twenty-lour
has since
The water
lower
on the
The back
lake in
done little
side little
a large
moved
water is
A second
Fort
noon.
earth and
several
running.
ing to
track is
Rock and
were sent
to be filled
ing down
is sixty-nine
inches
weather
wind this
has fallen
hours,
the river
a half
forenoon
hour. A
wind from
vice flag
floats
flood
welcomed,
prehensions.
no
that has
cold
the towns
suffer
the
There are
damage
by passing
to cause
to fire on
The relief
have to
and boats.
mated
within
charity
river was
Gen.
here this
work of
Secretary
boats
ordered
of the
from every
A special
the 12.
the nearest
not an
There is
water.
rising a
Aurora,
to the
done by
houses
Cinc
over the
Lawrenceburg
pered by
aster, in\
some
word from
Aurora,
No news
bnarg.
down
now
houses
Columbus,
lowing
ing:
To the
The
borders
thousands
out food
vividly
terror
flood has
duty of
relief, and
every
at once
their
of the
at every
except at
of its own
ing and
speedily,
An energetic
Huntington
ized in
undertake
Barton,
tion of
Hubbell,
tion, start
western
burgh and
visiting
Barton
the north
a central
further
Pittsburg,
Barton,
ation, and
from
not needed
they will
The
$3,790,804,680,
twice as
SEWING
The
the Duplex
armed
ALSO,
are at heavy expense yet
Payne, of Ohio, telegraphed a sub
of $1.000 to-day. A telegram was
from the Secretary of War to-day
the Mayor to expend $2,000
on the Department relief com
Ind., February 12.—Shortly be
to-night a heavy storm of wind
passed over from the northwest,
is feared that the result here and at
will be terrible. Morning
can reveal the result. Two dwel
drifted down the river about 9
supposed to be from Lawrence
At ten o'clock the water was ten
above high water mark of last Feb
and still rising.
Rock, February 12.—The Ar
river rose five feet during the
hours ending at 1 p. in., and
been rising two inches an hour.
water is flowing everywhere over the
portions of Argenta, and the houses
river banks are reached by skiffs.
waters have formed an extensive
the rear of the town, but has
little damage. On the Little Rock
damage has been done, though
quantity of goods have lieen re
from the stores and levees. The
now higher than for many years.
land slide on the Little Rock &
Smith railroad occurred this after
hurling immense quantities of rock,
and trees into the river. It will be
days before trains can commence
Several hundred men are work
replace the bridge near Ozark. The
reported all right between Little
and Arkansas City, but 5,000 sacks
down to Touppe station to-day
filled with sand to be used in hold
the track.
Cincinnati, February 13.—The river
feet seven and three-fourths
and risiDg an inch an hour. The
is cloudy, cool and damp. No
morning.
Gallipolis, O., February 13.—The river
nine inches in the last twelve
and is still falling slowly.
Cincinnati, February 13.—At one p. m.
reached sixty-nine feet ten and
inches, the rise varying during the
from a quarter to half an inch per
A misty rain is falling, with the
from the northwest. The signal ser
denoting coming cold weather
to-day for the third time since the
began. Hitherto its presence was
but now it brings the worst ap
Cold weather now could have
substantial effect on the water disaster,
about done its worst, but with
weather the imprisoned people in all
and cities along the Ohio would
terribly for lack of fuel. Few realize
difficulties of getting supplies delivered.
are no landings for steamers, and the
done to buildings by waves caused
steamers have been so great as
the occupants of the flooded houses
on the steamers bringing them relief.
steamers to be of real service
be equipped with life-saving crews
Cincinnati, February 13.—It is esti
that 30,000 people along the river,
25 miles of here, will be fed by
for two weeks. At 1:30 p. m. the
69 feet 11 inches.
Beckwith, of St. Louis, is expected
evening to take charge of the !
relief under the direction of the
of War. He will charter relief
and four U. S. officers have lieen
here from Columbus to take charge
different subscriptions coming in
every quarter.
special from Portsmouth, Ohio, dated
and forwarded from Scioto Vill", :
telegraph station, says there is
acre of drv ground in the city, i
is not a hundred houses not uuder
Maysville, February 13.—The river is
quarter of an inch an hour.
Ind.. February 13.—Reports are
effect that but little damage was
the storm last night. A few small
and barns were washed away.
innati, February 13.—The suspense
failure to hear definite news from
grows painful, but is tem- j
the belief that if any serious dis
olving the loss of life, had occurred
means would have been found to get
from there.
Ind., February 13.—10 a. in.—
has been received from Lawrenee
Many houses were seen floating
stream this morning. The >vater is
rising an inch an hour, and more
are toppling over.
Proclamation for Aid.
O., February 12.—The fol
proclamation was issued this morn
people of Ohio:—
distress existing along our southern
cannot well be exaggerated. Many
of our fellow citizens are with
and shelter ; the press has brought
to your attention full details of the
aud suffering which the present
entailed upon onr people. The
the citizens of Ohio is to furnish
and that immediately ; and we urge
community in the State to organize
for the purpose of providing for
fellow citizens who are on the banks |
Ohio. Everything is needed, and j
point along the State lioundary, |
at Cincinnati, which is taking care j
sufferers. Money,shelter, cloth- '
food must be provided, and that j
or loss of life will be the result, j
energetic committee, with Mr. P. W. j
as chairman, has been organ- j
Columbus. This committee will i
the task of general distribution. |
A Charitable Mission.
Washington, February 10.—Miss Cl^ra !
President of the National associa
the Red Cross, accompanied by Dr. j
special field agent of the associa
to-morrow for the scene of the
floods. She goes first to Pitts- ;
and will follow the Ohio river down,
such places as have suffered. Miss
requests the Red Cross society of
to send supplies to Cincinnati as
point for distribution until
notice.
February 12.—Miss Clara
President of the Red Cross .Associ
and Dr. Hnbbell, arrived to-day
Washington. Their assistance was
here, and to-morrow morning
depart for Wheeling.
British national debt is now
nearer three times than
iarge as ours.
Senate a
House
body,
ing the
the relief
flowed
and
to relieve
The joint
and passed.
tary of
ing to
ers from
its
appropriating
An order
Beckwith,
stationed
nati,
general
establish
and will
Secretary
issued
chartering
to distribute
has also
the army
superintend
general
the same
the
sissippi
Pennsylvania
buted
ern floods.
distributed
$2,000
handle
Garrett
provisions
& Ohio
also the
telegraph
ney
living in
one of
Washington,
great
correspondent
was the
this
prospect
Territory,
Territory
into the
He has
in Congress
j udices
favor of
thing, in
plished.
the
tory might
cles in
measure.
now
Territories,
nary
government
other
State
ritory,
ganization
measure
other
which
working
Territory,
fore both
for a
next fall.
division
Dakota,
favor a
sections.
are
to a
hope that
them
amonn
nothing
admission
will be
President
graph
dent pro
Railway
Senate
roads
Company
telegraph
under
the
expected
tion with
Company.
committee,
Ohio was
contract
transact
some plan
the public
and
committee
postal
introduced
opinion
could
any
for a
proposition
tion of
livery
connected
railroad
1866, were
it would
lines
and
would in
master
partisan
be
postal
that such
Sumner
system
ment,
his
Chicago,
Merchants'
the
Mutual
Louis to
City,
Niagara
passenger
bridge
LOOK HERE!
1AGHIHES IT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES!
celebrated M0NAB0H of the world : Davis' Vertical Peed Sewing Machine ;
Grown, making both the lock and chain stitch ; the light running, high
White and Stewart Sewing Machines; the Stewart-Singer Machine for $25.
FUBNITUBE AHD BEDDING AT L0WEB PBICES THAN EVEB BE
P0BE 0PPEBED IN MONTANA.
J.
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R. SANFORD.
BROADWAY. HELENA. MONTANA
a full line
great care,
all the
borders
nolenms.
Blankets,
ices,
Vases,
heaviest
facturers
very lowest
If yon
compare
Carpets
ing. et«.,
Relief for the Flood Sufferers.
Washington, February 11.—In the
a message was received from the
announcing the passage by that
of a joint resolution authoriz
Secretary of war to use rations for
of sufferers in the district over
by the Ohio river and its tributarie
making an appropriation of $300,000
the sufferers by such overflow.
resolution was read three times
passed.
Washington, February 12.—The Secre
War is taking active measures look
the immediate relief of the suffer
the overflow of the Ohio river and
tributaries in accordance with an act
$300,000 to that purpose.
was issued to-day for Gen. Amos
Assistant Commissary General,
at St. Louis, to proceed to Cincin
where he will have charge of the
distribution of supplies. He will
his headquarters at Cincinnati
act directly under orders from the
of War. Orders have also been
for the purchase of supplies and the
of a sufficient number of boats
distribute them where most needed. It
been arranged so that an officer of
shall accompany each boat aud
the issuing of supplies. The
plan lor relief determined upon is
as pursued in affording relief to
sufferers from the overflow of the Mis
last year.
Phii.aiieli'HIA, February 12.—The
Railroad Company contri
$4,000 for the sufferers by the West
Two thousand dollars will be
from the Pittsburg offices and
each along -the lines of the Pan
and P. Ft. W. & C. roads.
Baltimore, Md., February 12.—Robert
ordered free transportation for all
or other gifts on the Baltimore
road, for the sufferers from the flood,
free use of the Baltimore A Ohio
line.
The Admission of Dakota.
Washington, February 11.—Hon. Bar
Caulfield, ex-member of Congress, now
in the Black Hills country, Dak., is
the delegates from that Territory to
to secure the opening of the
Sioux reservation. He said to your
to-day, that he thought this
most feasable thing to be done by
Congress. He thinks there is little
that a bill will pass to divide the
and no likelihood at all that the
or any part of it will be admitted
Union during the present Congress.
no faith that his fellow Democrats
will waive their political pre
and pass these measures. He is in
both, but waives them for the only
in his opinion, that can be accom
He thinks a bill preparatory to
admission of all or a part of the Terri
might be passed, bnt there are obsta
the way of the passage of even this
Several bills on this subject are
pending in the two Committees on
one providing for the prelimi
measure for the formation of a State
for the entire Territory. An
providing for the organization of a
government for a portion of the Ter
and another for the division and or
of two State governments. Each
has its advocates who are fighting
measures. The Bismarck interests,
are strongly represented here, are
for the admission of the whole
and have advocated the bill be
committees of Congress providing
constitutional convention to lie held
fall. The south Dakoteans lavor a
and the admission of south
and the northern Dakoteans
divifion and the admission of both
It is said the Bismarck people
beginning to waver in their opposition
division aud the northern Dokoteans
that in a few days they will gain
over. The result of these divisions
the Dakota people will be that
looking to either the division .or
of all or any part of Dakota
done this session.
Postal Telegraph.
Washington, February 9.—D. H. Bates,
of the Baltimore & Ohio Tele
Company, and Robert Garrett, Presi
tem of the Baltimore & Ohio
Company, appeared before the
committee on postoffices and post
to-day to defend the interests of that
in connection with the postal
measures the committee has
consideration. Bates explained that
Baltimore & Ohio Telegraph Company
to accomplish in away a competi
with the Western Union Telegraph
Then Garrett addressed the
saying that the Baltimore &
was prepared to-day to enter into a
with the Postoftice Department to
the business of the public upon
plan which would be satisfactory to
and profitable to the company.
Washington, February 11.—Anderson
Sumner appeared before the sub
considering the propositions for
telegraph and advocated the bills
by them. Anderson was of the
that the Western Union Company
bring sufficient influence to defeat
measure making a large appropriation
government line, and favored his
to issue bonds for the construc
government, lines. All free de
pibstoffices, he thought, should be
by telegraph. As land grant
companies' lines, by the act of
were at the service of the goverment,
not be necessary to construct
beyond St. Paul, Omaha, Kansas City
Marshall, Texas. His plan, he said,
in a great degree prevent the Post
General from using the wires for
purposes, as the lines would only
extended to those points where the
receipts warranted the expectation
extension would be profitable.
also was in favor of the telegraph
being controlled by the govern
and explained the main features at
bill,___*
Purchase nf Telegraph Lines.
February 9.—The Bankers &
Telegraph Company announce
purchase of the lines of the Pacific
Company, which extend from St.
St. Joseph, Leavenworth, gansas
Atchison and other western points.
The First Train.
Falls, February 7.—The first
train crossed the new Cantilever
to-day.
YOU
AND
j',:
itvK
Cloaks
We have
SEAL
No
forts will
We only
Latest
on
MAIN
AT
Our
CARRY
Send
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Contractors,
Cheapest
Orders
Lower
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Having:
prepared
show n to
jr
YOU TIKI
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AND MB
TOD?
j',:
a
- hi,.'ll-» Yes, and then all go to
the DRUG STORE on Main
street, foot of Broadway,
where THEY STILL LEAD
in Drugs, Paints, Oils, and
Sun dries, l and have just
received a large stock of
Art Goods.
__ORDERSSBY MAIL' SOLICITED.
PAYNTER & COMSTOCK,
DRUGGISTS,
S .A. 2ST ID S BROS.
RECENT ARRIVALS !
Cloaks and Suits, Autumn and Winter
Styles.
have opened our second importation, comprising varied and extensive
assortments, at most REASONABLE prices.?
SACUES AND DOLMANS.
PLUSH SACQUES AND DOLMANS. —
NEW MARKETS, SILK RUSSIANS,
LANGTKYS AND JERSEYS.
season prior to this have we made purchases so extensive, and we feel assured that our ef
will meet with the approval of all purchasers. We have not forgotten the little folks in our
CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT.
only show Styles and Fashions made expregsly for us.
___ _ SANDS BROS'.
HUMBERT & KENNETT.
CLOTHING,
FURNISHING GOODS,
HATS AND CAPS.
Latest Styles of Youman's Derby Hats, always
on hand. We are closing out our Boot
and Shoe Department, and offer great
Bargains to purchasers.
HUMBERT cfc KENNETT.
STREET.............HELENA. M. T.
ACTUAL COST!
FOB CASH!
Our Entire Stock.
NO RESERVE!
VAN WART & CO.. Helena.
ATLASK
INDIANAPOLIS, IND., U. S. A.
MAN C FACTURE KK OF
STEAM EN6INES
M BOILERS.
ENGINES and BOILERS IN STOCKfor IMMEDIATE DELIVERY
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GEBAUER & YERGY,
PLANING MILL,
AND
DOOR MO BLIP MANÖFACTORY,
Builders, and Dealers in all Kinds of Building Material, Etc.
place in Helena to buy Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings, and all kinds
of Doors and Window Openings.
STAIR BUILDING A SPECIALTY.
from the country solicited, and prompt attention given to the same for
shipment by wagon or rail.
Main Street, - - - HELENA, MONTANA.
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about dispose«! of ali «roods carried over from last season, I am now
to exhibit the most eomplete assortment of new, choice good»- ever
to the Montana publie. In Furniture, the stock embraces all graile* and
from a wood seat chat, to an elegant parlor or b«-droou> suite, inclutling
line of office goods. In the stock of Carpets, w hich has been selected with
care, can be fonnd any grade, from a cheap Hemp to a Moqnet Velvet, in
newest shades and colorings. A eomplete line of Wall Papers, with
and centers to match. Window Shades, Lace Curtains. Oil Cloths. Lin
Mattings, Velvet Rngs, Mats. MattrcsseN, Feathers, Quilts, Comforts.
Sheetings. Tickings. Towels. Table Linens, Napkins. Mirrors. Corn!
Pictures, Frames. Mouldings. Weather Strips, Chamber Sets, Toilet Sets.
Statuary^and an endless variety of Uonse Furnishing Goods. Being the
shipper In above lines in the Territory, buying direct from the manu
for net cash, and shipping In straight car loads, thereby securing the
lowest rates of freight, enables me to make prices thax defy competition.
want anything In above lines it will pay yon to eall,|«*xamine goods and
prices, which I guarantee closer than ever before named in Montana.
V T ery respectfully. A. P. CURTIN.
made and pnt down. Window Shades put up. Upholstering. Repair
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