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THE GREAT FLOOD.
Second Largest Ever Recorded in History. ONLY SURPASSED BY 1884 Does Immense Damage and the Oil Wells Along The River Aliuwtt K?iuo?l?Ttie From End to Cad One of Desolation! and Diftaater? Tfee ftceae Mere ? Frightful One ? if onsea, Derrick*. BoriiM, Etc., Carried Away. From Monday's Daily. The flood predicted by us on last Wednesday did come and with it came disaster and ruin from one end of the Ohio valley to the other. The '91 flood was exceeded by sev eral inches and the '84 stage ex perienced a conspicuous rivaL The river had b^en gradually ris ing for several days until Tuesday morning last. At that time the mark here showed the river to be stationary and every one predicted the highest point was reached. That night, however, one of the heaviest rain storms ever known passed over the Ohio valley and I Wednesday morning the river was rising rapidly, and by late evening Water street was completely sub merged, and skiffs were plying up ana down ic. People who resided along it moved out early in the day, and not any too soon, at that. The river continued to rise, and from one hill to the other was a vast sea of water. Early Friday morning the highest point was reached and the tide began to slowly recede. Its de scent was very slow, and a possi ble five feet was the amount it fell during Friday and Saturday up to 5 o'clock in the afternoon. The whole lower end of town, adjacent to south Wells street, was flooded. Some people unheeded the warning until it was too late to move their household effects and had to alio/' them to withstand the flood. Business was suspended ^ith the exceptiou of the draymen, Who w^re haulin? people and goods out of daflfcv?r' Hundre^s of people flocked to the districts eager to get a glimpse of ttow* many excit ing events that were trau^0*"0^ Mails were suspended at ' - I 1 J A , , Wednesday anu up to this time we > have been shut off from the out- ' side world, The damage to property in this city is very heavy. Houses have were upturned, barns and out build ings were swept away, walks and fences entirely gone, aud the dam age done to dwelling houses will reach a good round sum. The Eureka Steam Laundry is about a wreck. The boiler and engine house being almost torn down. While the loss in the city has been quite heavy the different oil pro ducing companies along the river have been the greatest sufferers. Capt. J. T. Jones, Carter Oil com pany, Harry Ihrig and others will be the heaviest loser. Derricks were swept from their foundations, en gine and boiler houses were de stroyed, tanks, etc., were carried down the river. The loss sustained by these people can not now be es timated, but it will be very heavy reaching many thousands of dol lars. From one end of the oil field to the other is one vast picture of de struction. Down below town near Cochransville, there does not seem to be a well in the valley remaining unharmed. Across the river at Stringtown heavy loss was sus tained. White Brothers' lumber yard was flooded and a gieat deal of lumber floated away before it could be saved. RAILROADS BIG LOSS. The damage done to the Ohio River Railroad is immense, not only at this point but all along its line from Kenova to Wheeling did the flood play great havoc. At Parkersburg their yard tracks and other paraphernalia was lifted from its sight and floated against the piers of the B. and O. bridge. The several trestles and fills are asy to Take asy to Operate Are features peculiar to Hood's Pills. Small In size, tasteless, efficient, thorough. As one man Hood's said: '? You never know you . B have taken a pill till it is all - I I a over." 25c. C. I. Hood &^o., III Proprietors, Lowell, Mass. ? The only pill&to take with Hood's Sarsaparilla. damaged greatly, and at many points the track is washed from its foundation. ?x\t a point near Clarington the track for nearly a mile is washed t out from the road's right of way. At Mounds ville the trestle is entirely goae and men are at work rebuilding it. BetweenMouodsvilleJand Wheeling and in the latter named place the loss is equally as heavy. At Pole cat hollow the trestle is badly dam aged. Four beaches were washed away and it will take considerable time to repair it, as the track has J inclined toward the river four feet or more. At Hayg' landing, about four aad one half miles below town, the long fill has been washed away and the ties are supported alone by the rails and spikes. Ben's run and Willow Island is ?o better, the track is washed from tke bed. The trestle work is gone. General Superintendent Bryan was here yesterday an(J in an inter view said the road's loss was very heavy and as to the time the trains will begin to run cannot now be told He was of the opinion that the track could not be gotten in condition to allow trains to pass over it before the latter part of the week. Agent Frame expressed the opinion yesterday that if trains were running by Friday they would be doing very well. SHUT OUT FROM THE WORLD. We have been practically shut off from the world for the past five days. We have had no mail since Wednesday morning, and after Thursday telephone and telegraphic communication was cut off by the water breakiug the lines. It was so arranged Saturday and yesterday that it was possible to send mes sages via Pittsburg over the Eureka Pipe Line wires. The only papers to be received were the Wheeling Register on Fri day that were brought down by Captain Roe. They were as usual ? UOlnisTresting' but the PeoPle were i-lad enougU :? pay ten cents P? 1 Copy for them. WERE FIRED Otf, The tow and passenger boats which passed up Friday and Satur day were gi^en a warm reception. From both sides of the river volley after volley of shot were fired at the pilot houses of the boats. As far as could be learned no one was hurt. The people claim that the Virginia caused two or three houses to break loose on her trip up Thursday night. She has always been Sistersville's favorite, but after her being guilty of such offenses the people should boycott her. SKIFFS NOT TO BE HAD. Skiffs were out of the question. Those who were fortunate enough to possess one had a Klondike and exacted their own price. Every conceivable kind of raft and boxes were out floating around. The camera fiend was out in vast numbers,and nothing escaped b^ng photographed. The scene has changed. This morning instead of finding a sea of troubled water there is one vast ar ray of mirky mud. The river is al most within its banks, and the peo ple are moving back into their deserted homes as fast as it is pos sible for them to scour their floors and do other odd jobs about their houses. The board walk to Garry Owen is almost destroyed. It is torn from its foundation and some of it is washed away. The loss to property in towns up the river must have been very heavy. New Martinsville was com pletely submerged and today it is in an awful plight, being coated from one end to the other with mud. At Marietta in many places the water was more than ten feet deep. and at the St. Cloud hotel one ffeath resulted. Ten or tweh e men were standing on the balcony when it suddenly gave way, hurling the whole party into the water oelow; the water was fully ten feet deep and in some manner a man by the n^me of Hudson, of St. Marys, was caught under the debris and drowned. E. H. Stover, of this city, was among the number standing on the; balcony when it gave way. He! was fortunately, able to get hold on a window sill that kept him from drowning. The loss to property in Marietta is reported great. It will be several days before an accurate estimatexan be given. "It is -an ill wind that blows no body good," ai\d the home furnish ers. paper dealers, carpenters and paper hangers will reap a white harvest. Many people here Ibad just finished putting on their spring paper and others had just begain (having the paper put on part of ?the building. The Review office ?has been burried beneath the waves, and we have been unable to get out our paper since Wednesday last. We have fcad plenty of water,: and while we could do nothing'else, we tiave been house-cleaning. Our office is now as cJe:n as a new pin, and we will endeavor to make up for lost time by giving our friends a better paper. The Mountain State Manufac turing company's plant at Wil liamstown is a total wreck. The building was torn from its founda tion and carried over on the rail road track. The stock on hand was J all lost. G. H. Ernest and others, formerly of this city, were the own ers, and their many friends will be sorry to hear of their misfortune. It is expected that the mail will be brought down today from Wheel ing on the steamer Ruth. Postmas ter Work left yesterday on the Ka nawha, carrying with him all first class mail from the postoffice here. FROM THE BOATS. The Argand will go up this after noun. The Barnsdall will arrive here from Marietta at 8 o'clock to night. The Virginia will be cown tomorrow at noon. The Ruth left this morning on her regular time for Wheeling. The Lexington passed up from Matamoras at 9:30 i/clock. RELIEF FUND. Messrs. S. W, I,awrence, Joseph A.. Kennedy and others have se mred $350 by ^subscription for the flood sufferers. Those who were left in destitute circumstances or in my way needs assistance by appli I?tiun to Mr. Oliver Hickok his needs will be attended to so long as the money will hold out. Too much can not be said of the generos ity of the people of the greatest town on earth. With few excep tions bread is broken equally. There will be but little suffering among the poor people of this city. FLOOD NOTES. The question that is now agitat ing the minds ot us Water street people is this one: "Will the high water kill bed bugs or not?" Perhaps the saddest thing we witnessed during the flood was to watch Ralph Broadwater work. He did not work long nor very hard, otherwise we would have been en tirely overcome. It was dreadful to witness. At the foot of Water street we have a house owned by Jim Beaver lying right across the street. The tank house of D. A. Bartlett on the McCoy lot on south Water street are upset and in a great pile of mud. The interior of the tank house is certainly not a thing of beauty. Chris Henderson says it will be two weeks before a train can be run into Parkersburg on the Ohio River railroad. Th: flood was higher in Parkers burg this time than it was in 1884. The moss in the streets and on the citizens' backs backed the water up so it was higher than it was in 1884. There was two inches of water on the floors of the new Jackson hotel. Street Commissioner Russell is doing good work in promptly cleaning up the streets of the mud left on them by the falling river. Rats clung to the sides of the Campbell building on water street when run out of their holes, but the boys and dogs soon put them to rest. Eczema All Her Lite. Mr. E. D. Jenkins, of Lithonia, Ga., says that his daughter, Ida, inherited a severe- case of Eczema, which the nsual mercury and potash remedies failed to relieve. Year by year slie was treated with various medicine*, ^external appli cations, and internal remedies, without jresult. Her sufferings were intense, .and her condition grew steadily worse. Jill th&so-called blood remedies did not seem tc reach the dis ease at all until S. S.S. was given, when an improvement was at once noticed. The medicine was contznuecd with fav orable results, and now she is cured sound and well, her skin is perfectly clear and pure and she has been saved from what threat ened to blight her life forever. S.S.S. (, guaranteed pur&ly vegetable ) cures Eczema, Scrofula, Cancer, Rheu matism, or any other blood trouble. It as a real blood remedy and always curec.even after all else fails. A Real Blood Remedy* Take a i blood remedy for a blood disease; a ton ie won't cure it. Our books ?n blood and skin diseases ? mailed fee to i *ny address. S-wift Specific !| Co., Atlanta, Ga. ; The flood drowned the rats by the hundred. This is something to be tharkful for at least. About the muddiest looking thing we have seen since the waters have abated was the interior 0- the Lidecker Tool shop. It was in a terrible condition, but in a day or two everything will be in good shape. Sallie's alley is a holy terror to look at. All the filling under the big Dav enport trestle below town has been washed out. It will cost twenty -five thousand dollars to put the 0. R. R. railroad into runn ing shape again. The railroad officials claim the road is in worse shape than it was in 18(84. Millions Given Away. It is certainly gratifying - to the public to know of one concern in the land who are not afraid to be generous to the needy and suffer ing. The proprietors of Dr. King's New Discovery for consumption, coughs and colds, have given away over ten million trial bottles of this gree.t medicine; and have the satis fact.on of knowing it has absolutely cured thousands of hopeless cases. Asthmc, bronchitis, hoarseness and all diseases cf the throat, chest and lungs are surely cured by it. Call OU Hill & McCoach, druggists, ?nd get a trial bottle free. Regular size 50c and $1. Every bottle guaran teed or price refunded. FIXE FA RSI FOR .HALE. A nice and valuable farm for sale away down low, located three miles from Ravenswood. W. Va., one fourth mile from Ohio River and Ohio river railroad. 153 acres, all in grass, except 12 acres wheat and four acres woods, no valuable tim ber, 19 acres creek bottom, balance smooth hill land, can run machine over the whole farm, except about two acres, water in every field, all under good fence, mostly paling, no filth, this farm is cleau and in fine shape, 100 bearing apple trees, aoo cherry treesa nd lots of small fruit, good one and one half story frame house, five rooms and porch, ceiled and papered, frame wash house 16x20 with a good dry cellar under full size, granary and wagon shed 30 ft long, good hog house and chicken house, another building used as a farmers blacksmith shop and etc., barn 30x50 basemen under f all size, two cisterns at barn, one cistern and well at house, plank ten ment house back part of farm, one fourth or one half mile to church, school, postoffice and railroad depot and two stores. Price $3,000 $1,200 down, balance one, two and three years and no lass. Beautiful view of River and Railroad for miles, this is a big bargain and worth looking after quick. To secuere the farm, call on George McKay at Ravenswood, and to buy call on or address me at New Mar tinsville, W Va., if I am not at home, Mr. B. T. Bowers, will close the contract with you. G. W. Kotzebue. Cut this out for further reference. 316 3t Waited ? A good solictor to can vas Tyler county ,in the interest of the West Virginia Farmer. Good offer to right man. Ad dress, D. T. McWilliams & Co., Sistersville, W. Va. V ? . .. : ? iS iZr'A -V ' ' ?' - Kansas Compliments to a Client. A newspaper report of the speech of John At wood at Leavenworth, Kansas, on behalt ef Colonel D. R. Anthony in a tax-title case says that At wood, as a democratic politi cian, had long been the target for Colonel Anthony's criticism, but was called on to try his case be cause Senator Baker, who was Colonel Anthony's attorney, was in Washington. Atwood's eloquent plea for his client was in part as fol lows: "... The one tying that is wrong about the case is that Your Honor cannot find against both the parties to this suit From the standpoint of personal merit, neither of them ought to win. Neither at them came into court with clean hands, and I have doubts about their feet. But Anthony has paid the taxes for many years on the property. This is playing the part of the good citizen, a part that is new to him, that sets awkwardly upon him, and one that startles the com munity with its novelty. Bat since he is playing this part he ought to be encouraged in it by being per mitted to win this suit. When you ixind one doing right lor the first time in his life, the thought of dis couraging hiir? revolts the judicial- , conscience. "I will admit, Your Honor, that it is a choice of evils; one of the evils has a hooked nose and the other has a peg leg; but the'hooked nose pays his taxes, and the peg leg don't, and that is where my side has got the best of it. If ^ou feel inclined to decide this case in favor of my opponent because of the de lightful sentiments that cluster around his name, and that through your mind should float the beauti* ful strains of 'Douglass, Douglass, Tender and True,' I ask you tore member that my client claims a saint among his ancestors. I will ad mit that the claim has never been al lowed, but we make it all the same. Your Honor may think they are two old devils together, bat I sub mit that we are not responsible for the age of Judge Douglass's iniqui ties. To be sure, the great age of my client is an evidence that they whom the gods love die young, but that does not alter the fact that he alone, of these men.* has paid the taxes. "... I can see that Your Honor is itching to hit them both t(and ordinarily you could not hit ei ther one of them a lick amiss), but I pray Your Honor to remember that you can't hit them both, much as they both deserve it, and since you must give the case to one of them, I ask .Your Honor to shut your eyes and give it to Anthony." And the court did. BuiSs'sa The People's Friend. In use for fifty years. Cures Cough, Cold, Croup, Whooping-Cough, Grippe, Bronchitis, Asthma and Lung Affections. DR. BULL'S COUGH SYRUP is sold everywhere for only 25 cents. Refuse cheap substitutes. Mollis C. Nickel, 7J3Bushwiek Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.t writes : 4'Dr. Bull's Cocgh Sybup is by far the best remedy IB) of its kind I hav? ever ase<1. I had a very Revere cough jr and thought my lungs were dangerously affected. 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