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His Eloquent Address at the Grant
Memorial Meeting at the Opera House August 8th, 1885. We preheat oa this page a very good portrait of Gen. Benjamin Harrison, the Republican candidate for President, to gether wi:h a brief sketch cf his life, which is ot interest to a host of readers at this time. Gen. Harrison is by no means a stranger to our citizens, having on several occasions visited his son, Russell B., who in official and business capacities has been identified with Montana tor some years, lie was one of a senatorial party in Helena in 1885, and is gratefully remembered by our people m connection with the part taken by him in the Grant memorial meet ing held at Ming's Opera House, August 8th, at the invitation of the Grand Army and other prominent citizens. The Her ald reported his address at the time, and we reprint bis patriotic words now, that the measure of the man may be recalled in the manner that many hundreds ap proved and applauded less than thre e years ago : Senator Harrison began by expressing bis gratitude at being permitted to take part in the memorial exercises. Your own speeches, said he, have so truly and so elo quently followed the chief events of Gen. Grant's life that little is left for me. A sojourner here for a few days, I found your people engaged, as were his friends in In diana, in acts of solemn commemoration of the virtues of the dead hero. So general is the observance of this day that no Amer ican citizen need be deprived of an oppor tunity to unite with his fellow citizens in a public expression of sorrow. There was no other citizen whose death could have so widely and so profoundly moved our en tire people. Ifauyoneof those who ten years ago, were laid away in their graves in the most secluded valley among your mountains, could be awakened to-day and placed upon the same favored pinnacle of observation—if he could look upon the mournful and imposing procession now treading the streets of the Great City— if he could see the high officials following the draped hearse, and the humble men acd women who with tearful faces make the human walls through which the black procession moves—if he could hear themnllled drums and the wailing trumpets, and if, with wider vision, be could see in every city and hamlet from sea to sea the draped flags, the solemn gatherings of the people, the thinned procession of the Union vétérans — he would not need an interpreter of these scenes—he would say, "Grant is dead 1" It is not given to many men thus to move the hearts of a whole people. When Prof. Henry, who had done so much for science in connection with the Smithsonian Insti tution, died, a class—the men of science— were profoundly moved. Grant, in dying, touched all hearts, because by his living he had enriched all. He stood to our people as the representative, the embodi ment of the valor and patriotism that saved the nation fiom dis memberment. He was the leader who, by wise generalship and his great confidence in the men he led, gave effi ciency to their valor. We do not think of him as a brilliant igid successful captain. We identify him vflth a cause. There is abundant evidence that Grant had small regard to any per sonal honors that might come to himself; he fought not for fame, but for his coun try. I have seen it stated that when com plaints of delays and ill-sucoess in the early days before Vicksburg were called to his attention and the suggestion offered that he might be superseded in command, he replied: "Well, 1 shall then ask for a corps, and if that is ref used then for a di vision or a brigade. This war must be fought through to a successful end." This was the spirit and motive of our great volunteer armv, and constituted the bond of union aad affection which so perfectly united the general who planned the cam paign and the Boldier whose valor made the campaign successful. Two or three of Gen. Grant's notable expressions give us the key to his unvarying success and show how dearly he appreciated the issue upon which the armies of the North and South faced each other. The North demanded obedience to the constitution and the laws; nothing less could be accepted ; the sur render must be "unconditional." After the nearly successful attempt of the Confederates to break through the lines at Fort Donaldson, wheie his own troops had suffered heavily and were al most exhausted with fighting and expos ure, he ordered a fresh assault, saying, "Whoever attacks again first will whip." He judged wisely, and often afterwards illustrated the wise judgment of these words. His famous expression in his letter to Mr. Lincoln from Spottsylvania Court House, "I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer," more than anything he ever said reveals Grant to us as a soldier. What unrelent ing persistence there is in the words "fight it out" to an end and "on this line"—a line that led over Lee's army and not around it. Home called him a butcher, but it was mercy that was beckoning him on to make the war short as it was sharp. Senator Harrison spoke of the magnan imity of General Grant, as manifested in the terms accorded to Lee's army, as well as in his intercourse with his great lieutenants, Sherman, McPher son and Sheridan. He then al luded to the marked simplicity of Grant's character. Grant was always more and greater than he appeared. Before the kings and potentates who received him on his tour around the world he was always a simple American citizen. In his family re lations he was faithful and affectionate. There was something inexpressibly pa thetic and heroic in the stubborn fight he made with death for the time needed to finish his history of the war, in order that he might thus make a needed provision for his family. "A braver soldier never couched a la«ce. A gentler heart did never sway In court." Territorial Judges. Washington, July 9.— The President to-day nominated Elliott Sanford, of New York ! to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Utah. John W. Judd, of Tennessee, to be Asso ciate Justice of the Supreme Court of Utah. Hugh W. Wier. of Pennsylvania, to be Chief Justice, and Cbas. A. Berrti, of Min nesota, to be Associate Jnstice of the Su - preme Coart of Idaho. Roderick Ro38, of Dakota, to be Assso ciated Justice of the Supreme court of Dakota. John H. Keatley. of Iown, to be United States Supreme Judge for the district of Alaska. t __ Important Land Office Decision. Washington, July 9.—The secretary of the interior, in the case of Wm. H. Malone vs. Union Pacific Railroad Company, has decided that the preemption filing was prima facie valid at the date of withdrawal for the benefit of the company took effect, except land covered thereby from grant. This decision disposed of a large number of cases pending before the interior depart ment involving the ownership of hundreds of thousands of acres of laud along the line of the Union Pacific and other rail roads. Ollt NEXT PRESIDENT. ■ISlllli? M) À-; VM m m. - 5*4= 1 rr. ■ ■ C,-. m 1 m St.* m ■j.rh Vv ; -v 1 m Wa M ' \ - • V s mm m . 0 / « M Nssss ÎN S! A w I ss? IP •«fr. v —* *• GENERAL BENJAMIN HABRISON. Gen. Benjamin Harrisou was born at North Bend, Ohio, in his grandfather's house, August 20,1833. The name is his torical, not only as to the family name, but as a whole, for the subject of our sketch is the third great man to give honor to his title. Maj. Geu. Harrison was one of Oliver Cromwell's trusted followers and fighters. In the zenith of Cromwell's power it became the doty of Gen. Har rison to participate in the trial of Charles I. and afterwards to sign the death war rant of the King. He subsequently paid for this with his life, being banged October 13,1669. His descendants immigrated to America and the next member of the family that appears was Benjamin Harrison, of Virginia, who, as a member of the House of Bor ises, aud later of the Colonial congress, bore an active and leading paît in the patriotic movement of the Reyolntionary period; was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, three times elected governor of Virginia, and a member of the convention that ratified the constitu tion. He was the father of Gen. William Henry Harrison, who won renown as a soldier and statesman and was elected president of the United States in 1840. President Harrison was The father of John Scott Harrison, and the grandfather of Indiana's favorite son. CHANGING THE ISSUE The North American Review opens its pages to representative men of both par ties, and its last issue gives au article by Rayner, a Democratic member of Congress from Baltimore, on "The Issues of the Coming Campaign." We will quote but one of the propositions contained in that article, and that to show the wide diver gence from the St. Lonis platform : "Third—The Democratic party, what ever may be the result of the present con troversy in Congress, will go before the people npon the distinct issue that the present tariff must he reduced, aDd that the plan of reduction must be directed iu the first place towards the lowering of duties or the placing upon the free list of certain raw materials that enter into the production of our manufactures, and that in return therefor, what is known and designated as compensating duty must be proportionately reduced upon the manufactured product, and that no reduction shall be made which shall in justice permit the manufacturer to reduce the standard of American wages. In other words, the manufacturer shall retain inci dental protection largely more than suffi cient to cover the difference in wages between the lowest priced labor of other countries and the highest priced labor here, employed upon the article and pro duct that he is manufacturing." Now this corresponds somewhat to certain northern interpretations of the Democratic platform of 1884, and with what Senator Gorman wanted at St. Louis, but it is as far from the position of Watterson and the concln8ion reached at St. Louis, as the east is from the west or the north from the sooth. This concedes the necessity and dnty of maintaining protection to cover the difference in wages paid in this country and Europe. It pretends to be interested in the protection of wage-earners, and ia addressed to the ears ot the northern wage earners who have votes and cast them and have them counted. It presents the rather curious but somewhat impracticable General Benjamin Harrison inherited a robust intellect that matured early. He entered the Miami university, Oxford, Ohio, at the age of sixteen and graduated at eighteen. His was what might be called a legal mind, and on quitting college be commenced the study of law at Cincin nati. In 1854 be removed to Indianapolis, where he began the practice of his profes sion. Those were the times which ap pealed to the manhood of the country, and it was qnite natural that Harrison should take an interest in politics, especially when the issue was one of extending slavery into the Dew territories of the north and north west. Soon he woi a place as a lawyer in his new home, and before 1860 he was con sidered ODe of the ablest political speakers in the state. In 1860 Harrison was nominated for reporter of the supreme comt, and was elected in 1862. Gov. Morton, ander the call of the President for 500,000 three years troops, requested Harrison to assist in recruiting the regiment from the sixth Indiana district, ander that call the quota from each district being one regiment. Harrison's was the first recraiting com mission issued by the Governor for the 7th regiment, bearing date of Jnly 14, 1862, and makiDg him a second lieutenant. He was made captain of company A of the regiment as soon as it was recruited, aud when the whole regiment was filled he was chosen colonel. Gov. Morton offered to ! I I I scheme of adjusting the duties so that the capitalist engaged in manufactures shall make little or no profit, but that the ope rative shall make it all. A very plausible plan provided the capital ist will consent to be a party to it and lend the nse of bis capital for nothing. But capitalists are not blank fools, nor are they going to do business for the fun of it or for glory or charity. Any reduction of the price of goods forced by foreign competition under a low tariff will fall as mach oa wages as on capital, and there is no possible way to avoid it. If capital is not content with the share that will fall to it, then it will retire from busi ness and leave the operatives without em ployment and, of course, without wages. As a matter of fact universally the re duction of price will fall ou labor first and rest ou it heaviest, and all the laws of gov ernment and of nature cannot prevent such a result. The redaction of duties will Rave the workman only this alternative, to work for less wages or get no work at all. Yon can only protect labor as you protect capital, aud induce it to invest in enterprises that will give employment to labor and assure it a reward that will continue the employ ment. And pray; Mr. Rayner, why should those who engage in producing raw material not have the same shield of protection as the manufacturers? Yon choose to pat wool, lumber, ores, etc., on the free list and still those engaged in producing these raw ma terials as you choose to call them have to pay the same higher rate of wages as com pared with producers ou the continent. They shonld have the same protection. In deed every home industry, whether en gaged in produing raw or finished material from the soil, mine, shop or loom, should have the degree of protection necessary for its success. The propositions of Mr. Rayner are a send some one else into the field with the regiment, that Col. Harrison might re tain his civil office in Indianapolis, bat the Colonel preferred to go with the men who had chosen him their leader. He refused to ask any other man to go where he wonld not willingly go himself and he command ed the regiment in the field. After a va riety of service in Kentucky and Tennes see during the eighteen months, np to January, 1864, Col. Harrison's regiment was formally assigned to the first brigade (Ward's) of the Third division of the Twentieth army corps, and with this or ganization he served until the close of the war. At Resaca he captnred the enemy's line and four guns, and at Peach Tree creek, while commanding a brigade, he gained ! such a signal victory that Gen. Hooker I recommended him to the secretary of war I for promotion and he was made a brigadier general. Daring the absence of Gen. Harrison in the field the Democratic supreme coart de I dared the office of supreme court reporter vacant and another person was elected to the position. The general was given a leave of absence in the fall of 1864 with orders from the war department to report to Gov. Morton. Daring that thirty days he again made a brilliant canvass of the state and was re-elected for another term. Then he rejoined the army, was in the siege of Nashville, served nntil thesnr world wide departure from the declara tions of the last Democratic platform: they adhere to no principle and promise, only impossibilities. We consider that the Republicans weaken their cause very much by con ceding that our present revenues are too great. So far as the surplus is concerned they all agréa that it is fictitious and un necessary. Every dollar that is called surplus, and that is given to the favored banks to use without interest, might and should be used to buy outstanding bonds. It would take from eight to ten years with the present rate of revenue to pay off the debt. Then there are other things that reqnire large expenditures of money, snch as coast defences and a navy, and on these two items alone there ought to be expend ed two hundred and fifty millions of dol lars. Here is demand for all and more than oar revenues would amount to dar ing the next ten years. If we adopt penny postage it will create another draft on the treasury for a Æw years, and if we do our full measure of duty to our soldiers we should grant them all a service pension. In addition to all these things we ought to sabsidize a hundred steamship lines ; and we ought to improve our rivers, bnild an immense system of reservoirs to store sur plus water and prevent floods, and have these waters for use in seasons of dronth. There wonld he no trouble about nsing all the revenue to good purpose if we had even twice as much. The tie vote in the House oa Dubois amendment to restore the present duty on lead, shows that some Democrats see the folly of the party policy and refuse to be their own executioners. Unfortunately the great mining interests are largely in the unrepresented Territories, bat this will not be so long, if we once get a Republican Hoase and President, as we hope and ex pect after the 4th of next March. render of Johnson, and was with his com mand at the final review ot the Union forces in Washington. In 1868 he declined a re-election as re porter of the Snpreme coart and resumed tfié practice of law. In 1876 he became the candidate for governor under peculiar cir cumstances, having been placed on the ticket by the state cen tral committee to fill a vacancy caused by the declination of the regu lar nominee. Gen. Harrison was absent from the state when selected as a candi date, and accepted it as a doty he owed his party. His opponent was the most popular Democrat in the state, and he also had the frauds of W. H. Barnnm and his corrnption fond to fight, bat notwith standing this nneqnal fight in a Demo cratic state, Gen. Harrison received 2,000 more votes than his party. He was de feated, as a matter of coarse, but he made a national reputation in the canvass. In 1880 his name was mentioned for president. In the campaign of that year he was conspicuous, and having secured a Republican legislature for Indiana he was elected to the United States senate to suc ceed Senator McDonald. His service in the senate was not that of a new member. He went to work well prepared, and took part in the debates upon every important question. He was regarded as one of the ablest members, best lawyers and strongest debaters in the senate. Says Representative Reed in an article in the July North American : "When Mr. Randall was deposed from the speaker ship, which he adorned by his ability and honored by his high personal character, it was not a defeat of person, bat of principle. From that moment not a single representa tive of the protectionist democracy has been allowed a seat on the committee of ways and means." The sonthern free traders may bribe and bally the protection ist Democrats in the Honse into the sup port of an an-American policy,but they can never drive the voters into the support of a policy that will destroy their interests and check their prosperity. Anything there is or can be produced in this country deserves protection if it asks it, and can show good reasons for it. We concede the principle that government shonld have no favored classes among pro ducers, whether engaged in producing raw material or manufactured wares, food pro ducts or any others. There is very little that shonld go upon the free list. Of what benefit has it been to oar people to pat tea and coffee on the free list? We have to pay as mach for them now as before the removal of the duty, and if the the duty had remained, we wonld have had to pay no more and coaid have used the revenue to snpply ourselves with the luxury of cheaper postage. Says another writer in the Jnly North American: "There is only one good thing about American free trade, and that is in its name—and that is either stolen or half finished—for it is not free trade that they advocate, bat foreign freebooters' trade— the demand of our rivals and enemies to reap where they have not Bown, to exploit the Republic that they cannot overturn, to welcome commercial unlicensed Al»h»mm» to our ports while taxing American vessels to maintain these ports. DUTY ON LEAD. Dubois, Idaho, opposed the reduction of dnty on lead ores, and quoted from the leading Democratic paper of the Territory protesting against the redaction, and de claring that the Democratic party of Idaho was antagonistic to it. It would have an injurious effect opoa silver mining, as in low grade mines much reliance was pkiced npon the lead which was mined in the process of silver mining. He offered an amendment restoring the existing duty, and providing that the combination of lead ore with gold or silver ore shall not be exempted from tue duty on lead ore. Perkins ( Kan ) sustained the amendment, bnt it was lost by a tie vote—62 to 62. The above in part reports the House proceedings of Friday on the lead para graph of the Mills bill. Idaho's Delegate spoke bravely and manfully for the min ing industry of his Territory, the very existence of which, in silver-lead mining, is jeopardized by the Mills measure. Dubois, though backed in his protest by the best Democratic authority of Idaho, was defeated in his effort to retain the present protective lead duly. The mining interests of Montana are to a much greater extent than those of our sister Territory affected by the Mills bill, yet the voice of the Democratic brethren and Democratic press is nowhere heard in remonstrance within our bounds. Bark, whom the Idaho Democats want as their candidate for Congress, submits in writing a plat form hostile to the Cleveland-Mills tarif!' doctrine upon which he would con sent to make the race. Daniel C. Corbin, a life long Democrat, declares the Democratic tariff policy "in sane and dangerous to all financial and in dustrial interests of the country." We have waited long, but in vaiD, for some such l'rank and emphatic declaration from Ex-Gov. Hauser and Hon. W. A. Clark. They are among the number of eminent Montana Democrats largely concerned in silver-lead mining. The warfare of a Democ atic administration and a Demo cratic Congress has been unceasing upon their interests and their sacrifices in con sequence have been large, yet they remain not only submissive, but the party organs they control sustain and uphold the very policy which hurts them sore. Delegate Toole is silent in the Honse. We cannot expect his voice to be heard with that of Delegate Dubois in defense of oar mining interests when his political friends at home are silent and party organs, op posed to protection, are ready to cry him down. A PAYING INVESTMENT. Since visiting the Sand Coulee coal mines we have been thinking what a good thing it would be for the city of Helena to bay t! a 160 acres of coal land at the price offered by Messrs. Vanghn and Gib son, $7,500, and have it mined and de livered to all citizens of Helena at a rate of 50 cents a ton above cost nntil the original outlay for the cost were repaid, after which it conld be sold at actual cost or a very slight advance. We estimate that that the cost of the entire 160 acres could be repaid from the coal taken out ef one or two acres, and the wants of the entire city conld be supplied at abont $3 50 per ton. For abont $10,000 the mine conld be bought and a track laid to the month of the tunnel and we have no doubt a con tract could be made with the Montana Central to deliver the product of the mine in the city in quantities to supply all de mands at $1.50 per ton. And if the cost of mining and putting aboard of the car should be $1.50 per ton and the fifty cents added to reimburse the city for the origi nal outlay, it would still give oar citizens cheaper fnel than they have ever had and make Helena a favored place of residence. It would not only make it a favored resi dencecity.bat it wonld insure the introduc tion of many manufactures at an early day Of course we apprehend that the first question encountered would be the power of the City Council to invest corporate lands in sach a way. We have not partic ularly examined the charter ou this point, bat see no good reason why an outlay for fuel wonld not be as legitimate as for water, and if the present corporate powers did not cover this point, the Legislature conld easily extend them so as to author ize it. The city conld then give work to the unemployed and perhaps make use of the city convicts to a good purpose. Think it over. We abe told that the Mugwumps are going for Cleveland. If they do it will show up their hypocritical cant about civil ser vice reform. The most of these Mugwumps are closet statesmen, as Bismarck well termed them. They are fitted only to live in Utopia. They resemMe in some re spects the Girondists of the French revolu tion, who conld strike off a new constitu tion every day in the week. They were impracticables, very respectable, brilliant in glittering generalities, eloquent aud sedactive in their sophistries, utterly unfit for this practical world and playing into the bands of tyranny aud oppression in the end. Thebe is bat one issue before the peo ple in this national campaign and that is protection. And this question of protec tion further narrows itself down to one of wages. With the same rate of wages as is paid in Europe, our manufacturers could compete with all the world without the aid of tariff duties. Working men of America: the question is yours, you are the ones most interested. If yon are con tent to receive the starvation wages of the work people of Europe aud the freedmen of the South, vote the Democratic ticket and you will get there sure. The Post Republican consolidation leaves Cleveland without an organ at Washing ton. Stilson Hutchins retires from the editorship to-day and the new (independ ent) management takes charge at once. The demand of the administration for a mouthpiece will soon be supplied. Plaus ibly, as recently reported, Senator Payne Secretary Whitney and Congressman Scott will famish the money. It will be the leading (c oal oil) light of th e Democracy. The Cobden Clnb hooked its biggest gudgeon in Grover. THE RATIFICATION. A Grand Rally by the Republicans Next Saturday Night. Arrangements have been perfected for a grand ratification of the Republican ticket, to be held next Saturday evening, July 14 > at the Opera House under ths auspices 2of the Republican Club of Helena. The pro gramme, as now outlined, will be abojt'as follows: The club will meet at the Opera House at 7:50 o'clock and form a parade. At 8 o'clock, sharp, the p-ocession, headed by the band, will move from the Opera House and march through the principal streets, returning to the Opera Honse about 8 30 or 8:45, where the ratification exercises will be held. These will consist of ad dresses by several prominent speakers, and vocal and instrumental music. W. H. Hunt, president of the olub, will be chair man ot the meeting, with an able corps of vice presidents. The speakers will include Judge AdkiDson, Col. Sanders, Mr. Bur leigh, Mr. Carter, Col. McCutcheoD, of Helena, and one or two speakers from Butte, and other outside points. They will all make short speeches, thus making it possible for a number of gentleman to address the meeting without prolonging it later th in ten o'clock. Be tween the speeches there will be music by the bra's bauds and also singing by the campaign glee club. After the meeting there wili be a grand pyrotechuical exhi bition on Broadway participated in by all members of the club. This will bust until it is time to go to bed, when, we have no doubt, the assemblage will dis perse with three cheers for Harrison, Mor tor and Prctection. The club has devoted much time to the preparations for the meeting and it will be one of the greatest political demonstrations ever seen in Montana. Snecial trains will bring in Republicans from Butte, Deer Lodge, Anaconda, Marysville, Wickes, Great Falls and other outside points, to join in the great jollification, and if the political sky of Helena is not painted a brilliant carmine it wiii not be because there is any lack of the proper pigment or those who know how to lay it on. Every Republican in Helena and those who can attend from other Territorial points are expected to be on hand to join the parade and attend the meeting. All those who have white plug hats are requested to wear them for the parade, and all who have not already done so are invited to provide themselves with such head gear. Indications point to a splendid meeting, and no one who is in favor of protection and against free trac.e, free lead and free wool, should fail to be on hand to record a shout for the great Republican platform and its illustrious exponents, Harrison and Morton. RAGING K1VEK. Monongahela Flood--Immense Dam age Done. Pittsbubg, Jnlly 11.—The freshet in the Mouongahela river is almost unpre cedented and great damage has been done to river craft property all a'ong the river from its head waters to this city. The suddenness of the rise took river men en tirely unawares and they were not prepared when the great volume of water burst upon them. Millions of feet of lumber, scores of coal craft, fences, outhouses and coal tipples have been floating down the swift current for the last eighteen hours. The river at this point is still rising, with twenty-one feet and nine inches on the marks at 9 o'clock, bat it was reported as stationary, with forty-five feet at Greens boro, a hundred mile above this city. At every point between Greens boro and Pittsburg the lowlands are under water and residents are compelled to live in the upp« stories of their houses, and in some cases seek bills for safety. Many had not time to remove their goods as the water rose at the rate of a toot au hour, and at Greensboro, a 32 feet rise w.is re corded in less tuan 24 hours. Damage to property cannot be estimated at present. But it will reach away up into the hundred thousands, go far but one life has been reported lost. The scene along the river front this morning was one ot great excitement. The banka were lined with people watching the debris as it was swept down the swift current. The river and coal men wer« on the alert, tearing that their crafts wonld be torn from their moorings, and as fast one cable would snap in twain it world be replaced by another. Occasionally a floating boat or tipple wonld strike one of the piers of the bridge and sink from view. Again a helpless craft wonld pass the bridges in safety and continue on its journey to Cincinnati. The greatest damage to river crait oc curred between 1:30 o'clock this moi.'ing and daylight. Shortly before 2 o'clock a large number of barges came down the river and struck the bridge, the huge barges turning end over end and breasting the tow boat Barnard against the steamer Jacobs. Every whistle on the river sound ed an alarm, and as the rays of electric lights swept from side to side across the turbulent flood it presented a wild sight. Logs, barges and fuel boats were dashed against the piers of the bridge and snapped like twigs by the overwhelming force of the current. About fifteen min utes after the broken barges came down a number of pieces of wreckage floated past, in the middle of which a shanty boat was swept along with the light on" board. River men shonted whistled and screamed to get a reply from any persons who might be on the boat, but no reply came, and if the owners were on board and asleep, as some of the river men thought, they were swept down to inevitable destruction. Polishtown. located along the bank of the Monongeheia river, was in a sorry plight to-day. There are nearly seventy five shanty boats at that point occupied by over 150 families, aggregating a population of more than 500 people. All of these, with the exception of about a dozen tamilies. camped out last night. Early yesterday morning the trouble began. All day men, women and children were busy pumping the water out of the boats and removing their goods to places of safety. By night ten boat-houses had sunk or capsized, and several carried down the river. At Williamsburg, Becks Run, and a portion of McKeesport, California. Mouongahela City, Beilevernon, Biowu ville, Fayette City, and other towns along the river are reported partly sub merged. This morning at various points along the line of the Pittsburg, Virginia & Charleston and Baltimore & Ohio railroads tracks are ander water and great difficulty is experienced in running trains. At 10:30 word was received that lock No. 4, located a short distance above Monongahela City, had been carried away. The loss on this will be very heavy. The sudden rise « believed to have been caused by a cloud burst, which covered • large section d Sonthern Pennsylvania and West \ îrgin'* Again Imprisoned. Dublin, Jnlly 11.—Patrick O'Brien. Member of Parliament for Tipperary, released from the Tullamore jail to-day He was immediately taken in charge by officers and conveyed to the Kilk^ nD ^ jail, where he will nndergo a farther i®' prisonment of thre« months for anoth« 1 violation of the crimca act.