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WHEELING. W.'VA.. SUNDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 17. 1884.
NO. 214 A MUBAf. T1 e tir^t page of to day'* paper was i uve tontaiued a map of the Ohio "Va^ey water-shed, bet while running r < tirst edition, the plate accidentally j lied oil aud was wrecked, and its « - «n n ade necessary. ALWATN IX THE LKtl>. I l:e largest editiou <»f Thk Kwhstkb t \«r published is i-M.v.i from this office 11 N morning. It is the mwt valuable '•Kloott" issue of any paper yet printed |t: this ty, an I exerybody wili desire to tii.- away a copy for future reference. It i? thought that the 9upj»iy to day » ;j Of f juitl to the demand, and if so He v i happy, a* every Uuu& of the I i|* i , *• thet'oo.l has been exhaust • 11 lonj; before the puMic appetite was «U«lit«l. Thousands of copies of the [•aper will be heralded to all part* of the (ount.-v this morning by railroad|and >v boat. Still there will be a sufficient lumber left to supply every inhabitant i( the Nail City and our suburban The contents of ihis valuable k-i.e w ill be devoured withagreater rel j-;; than the moi ning meal, and all will ftel I'roud that Wheeling can boast of a I aji-r so enterprisiug. The reading ii-ittei iu to-day's issue will e<|iial if not \ iu extent that printed in any Sew York daily. K very body must bsve a copy, and all those who are not l ippt'ied to-day will 9end in their or j. i- t«» morrow. IHMt.OltTK HMIKt. j The following telegr.im was received L-:erday at The Register office: Wasiiixgtox, February !•». I • I t wis linker. Wheeling, W. Va.: Are the towns between Moundsville luil Parkersburg receiving relief from jhe boat from Parkersburg reported on he way for that purpose? If applica tion was made by the Mayor or other Authority from New Martinsville to the cretary of War he would -»eiid mouey ■ needed. J. N. Camdex. I The Register is advised by tele kain* that no relief has as yet been ■veil from the reliet boat—the Stock Pal*.—except at Park<m' urg, where ten ns of supplies were left last evening :st l*fore the boat started up-stream, 'o cover the period up to the arrival of lie l*>at at towns above Parkersburg, p « >- cretary of War last night direct ed the distribution of $4_,uoo in cash '"in Pittsburgh, in sums ranging from i<*» to $»;,U0y, to the Mayors of the tirious towns above Ironton, to be bl ended in the purchase of such supplies • are needed to relieve immediate ant*. I n this issue of The Register will Je f >und a report of an interview with le distinguished Judge W. Tho.mi' >n, in which are detailed many inter ring reminiscences of great tloods •curring during the early history of jr city. Judge Thomson's wide L: <•' experience and olwervation, |:..l hia clear and retentive memory, iuke> but aid invaluable when facts ul details of long past events are de vtd fur the information of the preseut iteration. l'E«»ri.E nowadays display more de re to get down to causes than they did the old days. If there was any effort disc*ov«r the causes of the Hood of '.J it is not on word, but they will aut to know all al«>ut the deluge of pM. In another column some clue is ven and the auxious reader may fol w the map and explain everything to s satisfaction. A n.-k« iai. to Thk Register from ashington indicates that Morrison's pri/ontal taritl bill will pass the !<>u*e, but the Senate will put it back :a;» in ttn.i.Y's little bed where it l>e» | An Associated Press telegram from *rkersl>urg, printed elsewhere, gives a r»j>hic description of the wreck and pin in and about the metropolis of ^'<-0(1 county. In k Stock dale arrived at Parkers* «rg last night and left teu tons of sup e* for the destitute. 1 iik Register Relief Fund continues iM't ive valuable acquisitions. * ■ SOILED BRILLIANTS. I»«4e So hj the nma Wntera ©I * Mn*le aiiki. Special to the Rrw-'trr. Uk!i: t**<T, February 1«- —Oufc of the ^ny towns made desolate by the Rood fobably none present a more desolate at> »ranee than Brilliant, "f about on# indred house* at least twenty-live were rtpt away, leaving twenty families with it honse or home. A relief committee appointed and lias been doing good rice. The surrounding country towns >ve been bribing wscon loads of pro ions. Rev. 1'. Martin and Clark Smith, [the Relief Coram ttee went to Sleuben l!e on Thursday and ret tmed with $150 ort'a of provisions and clothing; > Mtue day a half car load ^o>dj from Cleveland arrived. The low-n< .lay two boxe> of goods came I'ayton. <>., «o that for the present I nee>iy are well supplied, but as houses re scarce before the flood and more so it will l>e a good while yet before all he famished w.th houses, end (till ager before they will hare the where J'h to furnish them So the good work II need to continue. Probably the vi*st loser in onr town it the tirm of H Kodeers Co. and the Spaulding n Company. The iron company est *.e thtir loea at I2.50O, and Koogers A a. wii! not be m:;ch less. Spaulding A we. lumber dealers. bad their eutire stock ept away including their aftice, but the ea:er part of the lumber landed, with any bonsee and otOe. drift, against the es'.e at the Iron Company's worka which ns tn<m the works to their coal shaft, mes West lost almost hia entire stock of oceries. as also did R. K. Pennell. 'i-ed Abney saved about half of hia " k. Fred Springbarn's aalooa floated hut lodged against the trestle at the p mill, u did the bowling alley and the >i room. W. H. Rodger* lost a *%laabla ano. also Henry Rhine loat one. Mrs. m Carr succeeded in getting the moat htr goods upstairs and saved them. >bn Dargue saved nearly all hia goods, l aumer A Co., loat nearly their entire of drag*. I'r C W. ltonar loet his entire stock of ''i** and bad his building badly damaged. •J J M(Cormick lost forty ire barrel* 1 lime A great manv chimneys were bui't with am indeed of lime and the result is that any have :'allen, causing grtat incon wunce. Tbe Spaulding Iron Company expect to B»t »b»jr mill Monday. i e t\r»s at the gla&s works were put out f »r.e wa'er. ro n «ch credit cannot he giren the ntrsof »kifta for the service done daring wmtmr THE CMS That Led to the Aqueous tovatron of February, 1884. Tracing tho Water Back to Its Very Commencement. ' T I1® Unparalleled Snowfall of Tues day, tbe Eighth.of January, The Foundation of All the Watery Misery That Followed. i he Great Watershed that Drains Into the Ohio River And the Sluice Gates Through Which it Is Discharged. How the Watery Mass was Precip itated All at Once, Opening the Flood-6ates Up at the Head Waters To Pour Death and Destruction Upon the Valley Below. ProQress of the Flood Toward the Mexican Gulf. ! And the Streams it Feeds Upon En Route. Latest Telegraphic News Up and Down the Valley. So many years has elapsed since this I valley was desolated by the great deluges i of 1832 and 18o2 that few persons are now with us who can communicate the feelings, I either of the alarm preceding and daring r them, or the cariosity following, which might have led to any investigation of the combination of circumstances which brought them about. Cariosity is scarcely a fit term, however, to apply to that feel ing, prompting as it does, an investigation which has for its object that understanding of the causes which would, in the future, warn of any repetition, and induce sach pre cautionary measures as would reduce de struction of proj>erty and loss of life to the minimum. It is the study of those and similar causes which reveals to mankind the many scientific truths which scatter matesial blessings about the pathway of the human race. Those great tloods were of another day and generation and now »x;st almost in tradition a'one. If damage they did, the etlects have long ago been obliterated and we have now only to deal with the greatest of tLem all. the torrent which swept down our valley on February 7 and >. and which stands without a parallel on the pa«» of Time. The runmlatlitu Snow. Io tracing the various causes, the com bination of which led to the deluge, there are various elements, meteorological, topo graphical and geographical, to be con sidered, as each played its necesssary part in the great tragedy. The prologue carries us back to the first week in January, which marked the heaviest snow fall known to the central belt, longitudinally speaking, of the I'nited States, in the paat half cen tury. About noon, on the Nih of January, Tuesday, the snow began to fall, and for the next twenty eight hours poured down with a steady persistency. An examina tion of the territory embraced by this fall, shows tnat it terminated, in the East, on the crest of the Allegheny mountains, or, it confined its If. in that direction, to the great water shed which drains the valleys of the Ohio and its headwaters. Oa the west, it co: fined itself to those States whose soutnern slopes drain toward the Ohio, while its southern effect was wide and far reaching, extending into States seldom visited by any ^reat quantity of snow. Not culy, therefore,was it remarka ble from its location and extent, bat from it* great dei>th. The fall continued, until in the valleys, two fee baijfall?n while on the mountain tops, the depth was estimat ed at from two and half to four feet. So widespread and wonderful was the deposit that it was the subject of comment in all •cientitic and meteorological circles within its limit?. Thf Flrwt Brrnk. Three days after the fall a light rain set in, followed oy warm wines, and in the valleys the snow began to ran off with great swiftness. From Pittsburgh came the warning message that a flood was feared, though at that time the word tljod meant only very high water. But a change of weather was close at hand. The mildness was succeeded bv a sharp frost, which locked up the small streams and bound the scow to its position everywhere. On the U>ih of January a second heavy snow storm set in and during the next three days fell in such quantity as to add at least another foot to the average depth then prevailing throughout the great wa ter shed already mentioned. A fair esti mate placed the average depth at three feet over the drainage ground of this en tire upper valley, where it was solidified by ten days of frigid weather, the coldest experienced here for many years. Thia was the foundation Md for the great deluge through which we hive passed. Tbe VreMt Water Shed. | For a perfect understanding of the causes which bore this immesie volume of water down upon as, it will b« neces sary to glance at the map, and appreciate | the vast extent of the territory whose wa ters are tributary to the Ohio. The Ohio is formed at Pittsbargh by the ooaflnenc* 0/ the two rivers, Allegheny and Motion* gahela. More properly speaking, it is the union of three rivers, as the Yocghiogheny comes into the Monongahela at McXese port, a few miles from Pittsbargh. Com ing from Dearly diametrically opposite di rections, these two great rivers drain • country sxtending from the lakes, in Xsw York, to the Grsenbrier mountains oa the south, and ia the east, to where the high ground divides the waters of the Atlantic from these of th« Golf ol Mexico. The Allegheny finds its source among the ' highlands of western New York, the creeks , and rivulsts which give tt birth, spreading in every direction like the slats of a fan. As it pursues its tortuous course in a gen erally southwestern direction, it is fsa by thousands of small tributaries, whose not ifications cover all of the northwestern part of Pennsylvania and far into Ohio. French creek. Clarion river, Redback and Mshon ing creeks and the Kiskiminetas riwer all ioin their waters with it witfcin the •pace of 190 miles, and when the Alle gheny ioally reaches Pittsburgh it has *«• • Jistaace of 350 mils* %nd draped • territory equal in extent lo tie SiUU of ftnnaylyaoia, Tfce lM«B(BbeU Dr«l«r. The Monongahela river liadj its orjfis in the high ground of Randolph county, in thia 8tate, and drains its entire centre, Tbe heed waters of the Tygart'a Valley branch trickle down the oorth aide of Rich mountain, in Randolph county, while on the south side are the springs which sap* ply the Elk, ronning in a different direc to meet the Ohio at Point l'leasaot. The general course of the Monongahela is due north, though the 'Tygart's Valley, aided by the Buckhannon, comes in at Fairmont and more than doubles the original bnlk of the water. The Voughiogheny, known as the "mad Yough," from the terror with which its waters frequently surge to their mouth, comes in at McKeesport By this river, tbe Monongahela drains the country from Maryland, across tbe Laurel ridge and a spnr of the Allegheny mountains and makes np a total of nearly a thousand milts in length and a territory nearly as large aa the State of Ohio. This will give a tolerably clear idea of the great abed drained by tbeOnio river before it reaches Wheeling and will help to account for the immense volume of water precipitated upon us. The Co ml at; el Ibe Halt. On the 29th of Jauunry, Tuesday, the tainfall began. The telegraph announced it was very genera! over the southern half of the watershed described above, but had missed the Allegheny drainage. "For when th ssnow shall m-lt the*e will come a Hood." the Register predicted, on the next morning, and as if iu confirmatijn of the prophecy, the waters began to swell. Tbe Monongahela, especially, rose rapidly and with tbe energy peculiar to it poured its waters into the Ohio at Pittsburgh. At Fairmont. Grafton and Morgaatown the water was unusually high, and the warn ing came down from Pittsburgh, "Prepare for a Hood." But it was too soon. The icy chains, wrought by tie cold snap, still held the Allegheny and Youghiogheny in bondage and the Monongahela poured a portion of its waters iii vain. At this point the water had swollen to a depth of ft ft on Saturday, February 2 and then rtceded. The telegraph told us the snow had scarcely been disturbed and the worst yet remained behind. The rain kept steadily on, however, though the Ohio at this point slowly receded until it bad readied only its average boating stage. The warm weather kept up and the terri tory under the rainfall was continually ex tending itself until nearly the whole country waa being deluged by torrents of water. Then the real alarm began to dawn. Telegrams Hashed between here and above and then, for the first time, astute watchers saw the Ohio Valley was on the eve of a Hood, the like of which it had probably never known. In the country, far back be yond the danger of any high water The Small Htreaiua tifgma to run out, swollen beyoad all proportion. Down the mountain side, once smooth bat bow farrowed into a thousand water courses, the torrents foamed, as the rain and snow went rapidly off together. Brooks became roaring creeks, and creeks spread out like rivers, all running in one mad career toward the larger streams. The snow that fell on the summit of Rich Mountain, in Poindolph County, this State, ran oir to meet the flakes that had fallen on the h'gli hills of Salamanca, in New York, and together they skurried down* the river. Down from the tops of Mount ain Lake Park earne the torrents of water to sweep down the Youghiogheny and swell the Hood. Kvery water-course, from the smallest rill to the broadest creek, brimming from bank to bank, joined the torrent, and in mountain fastnesses and sloping meadow the fountains of the great Jeep seemed broken up. and the one grand mass swept forward *ith a resistless mo tion on iw> wild errand of destruction down the valley. Not until Tuesday, February 4th, did the gigantic ice gorges, at West Newton, on the Youghiogheny and above Oil City, on the Allegheny, give way to the pressure, and then the great mass of water pent up be hind them rushed on to the destruction marked out for it below. Public bureau scd private othce together heral<fed the warning on Wednesday that a great flood was inevitable, while at Pittsburgh the tide rose higher and higher. The I'lMd BpkIbi. From its more mountainous sources, the Monongahela usually discharges its waters more quickly than the Allegheny and the result below depends upon the celerity with which the Allegheny nieet*Jit. Never ia history has any great flood visited Wheeling unless the two rivers join their strength, and, when both come ' together} brimming full, a Hood is inevitable below. By a saries of calculations based on iormer uigh waters rivermen here can usually calculate the depth here by that at Pittsburgh. When the water at the latter pli ce reaches 30 feet, or lower, the presumption here is that 10 feet more will be obtained h-re. When over 30 feet is reached, at Pittsburgh, the difference here is greater, increasing doubly with the dejth tbove. This experience led Tin Km inter to predict, on the morning of the Kih of February, that Wheeling would get at l»*nt 45 feet uf water, which prediction was based on the belief that 32 would be tben axi'iium deptb"above. But the cou ditions were diff rent from any previously encountered. It is the customary thing to have the Moncngahela come down with a iusb and completely exhaust itself, at least several days elapsing bef>reit could re tuj erate lor another assault. But on this ores-ion, the unparalleled rainfall contin ued for seven davs without a moments in tern, ission and higher and higher rose the head waters, even after the boom had left them. The DftOlfn mnrj. I>own upon the devoted vailey of the Ohio swept the mud waters and Thursday morning dawned upon the darkest days io Wheeling'9 history. < 'a that day, not only had the anticipated depth of 13 feet teen reached, but the water above wm still swelling with the impetuosity of a new rise and still the rain poured in a solid mass. The tl<>od gates of the heavens had been removed and with the snow and water oelow and the rain above, the rain seemed complf te. A glance at the cut above will show that now. having left the first great water shed, impelled onward by its terrific accumula tions, the flood had'entered upon the sec ond acd was careering down a valley which drains the entire chantry for miles back. Between Wheeling and Pittsburgh there no especially broad streams, bat as tue crest of the flood bore along, streams poured in where once had none been seen. Beaver creek bad swollen to ft £Tand water course nearly half a mile wide and every rill and rivulet emulated it. Down the sides of the st«ep hills that gu»rd the river for miles back, the wftter poured is ft sheet ricod and the whole country side was eon- i verted into A OlcsaUr Trough to ponr its contribution into the already brimming tide. What had measured 2W feet 6 inches, ftt Pittsburg, had swollen np to nearly 53 feet when Wheeling wis reached. Wheeling, Grove, Fish and Fishing creeks bad each attained tha digni ty of a river, and encouraged and abattad what wu now the Ohio Ooeaa. At Marietta, tha Muskingum poured out the drainage of tha southwest quarter of Ohio, and tha floods 9i the western slopes of West Virginia swept ont tbe Little Ka nawhs at Parkersburg. Tbe 490 miles of length of the Kanawha, dra'aing the entire southern half of Weat Virginia almost mef the tid« from the Big Sandy, and then. U e furious waste of waters, having completed tha dwolating voyage by ns Birtsu *r Waal Vlrflafat swept on dowm, to engu'ph Cincinnr ti and tha lower valley. Tha talegraph here takes bold »nd completes tbe story, whil« the msp ftbovft will eiftbla tbe reader to intel ligently follow it, showing tha oeneea which swell tbe flood to still greyer pro portions aa it cootmoea in onward and dowevftrd ccen* A GRAFHIC PORTRAYAL or It# CowUltoB *f AMktn tm aMi I Akoat rarkrribirc-Tkf BMfkialt f Arrives. SprctaJ l& tke RegifUr. [ Pabkk»»pr», February H>—Tb« i'aitad I Btetca relief boat Hkoekd»ie touched here kmflay and left eupplies at l'arkerabnif aad Helpre. Major Shaw has charge, and is diatribntinjrto all needy ones. Ex-Ojv ernor Boremao, authorized by the Secre of War to charter a how aad load it wHb provisions from kbit vjcinity, has secured the tow boat Hawk, am' she ia now receiv ing a cargo. She will lea7e for points be low to-morrow, with Capiain Loper in charge. The lrienda of the Ohio Rrw Railroad are glad that the ri*ports regarding* the damage there to have been grtatly exag gerated. The condition of the road is much better than expested. Ao soon aa the water will permit they will path the work to completion. Owing to water in the pipes onr city is in darkness. Colonel Despard is doing his best to remedy the matter aDd hopes to be able to repair the damc^e soon. l'ARKKBsnrtVV. Ya., February IV.— The 1 nited States Relief Steamer Katie Stockdala arrived at Parkersbnrg this morning, loaded to the guards with three hundred tons of relief supplies and one hundred tons of coal. The supplies aboard coat $1 >0 COOJof the $75,000 appropriated, and tbe Government hss telegraphed the Hooded towns beyond the boat's reach the privilege to draw on the remaining $25,000, in sums ranging from $500 to $G,> 000, according to their necessities. The submerged canntry is slowly shaking oft'the waters and the devastation paralyses description Roofs of houses, and piles of brick and timber, tell the sad tale. Provisions are said to be plentifully supplied, but the people suffer from the cold weatber. Marietta, O., is a wreck. Houses are torn, gutted and demolished on all the streets. There are no inhabitants except in the second stories, and not many of them There is do doubt but that Farkersburg will fcejble to Resist our sufferers, but the destitution in the smaller settlements is ii:tez.se. Belpre is a wreck and its princi c81 street has entirely disappeared with cnly a few piles of brick to mark its loca-_ tion. A tow'ooal with tow swan? abreast of the town of Ravenswood and held the houses Ironi being swept away, last Saturday. Otherwise the town and all its inhabitants would have been engulfed. The wires are down in all direc tions and from here news goes to Baltimore, aDd there is transferred. The disarrangement interferes with all trans missions of news and it is doubtful if tele graphic matter can be sent after leaving here. The Stockdale leaves ten toos of freight here to be distributed by the Re lief Committee at this point for tba suffer ing below. Business is entirely suspended. The loss at Parkersburg is one million dollar?. STILL IN NEED. I'#rfy ramtllM Depending ITpon «linr >*y »t Brllllnnl, OMo. Spennl to the Register. Biulmakt, O, February 16.—Upon a re fort having gained circulation that the Hood sufferers of this place ara supplied the officially appointed Relief Committee met this afternoon and reported to Council that such is far from being the case, as there are at present forty families depend ant upon public charity. Accordingly the Town Council respectfully submit the above for publication. Kil'llAKll- Bi*Y!.£, Mayor. SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS la Kuudft hj (Ix1 Jtffernon 4 owDly ((immUaluiifr«. l» the Register. SuttKNviLLi, O., February 16.—The County Commissioners this afternoon voted toissue bonds to the amount of six thou sand dollars to alleviate the wants of the flood sufferers. They will ask the Legis lature for power to make such iatue. The special election to fill the vacancy in the office of City Solicitor resulted in the election of Willitm McDonald Miller, Republican, there beingnooppoaition. The v. te was very light. FORTY-TWO THOUSAND Int'oM (Kkh Ntrfwa Alone the Klver by a (ienerona Government. Pittsburgh, February 16.—This morning Captain.Cushing. superintendent of the Government relief expedition from this city, received orders from the Secretary of War to distribute forty two thousand dol lars in cash, in addition to supplies and clothing, between this city and Ironton, Ohio. This money will be given the mayors of the different towns with in structions to use it in the purchase of sup plies for deserving sufferers until the Government boat can reach;the rpoiat Tae distribution made is as follows: Ironton, $l,ttX»; Ashland, Ky., $500; Cattletsburg, ' Ky.. $l,0tX); Huntington, W. Va., $l,4o0; Guyandotte, $.W>; Gallipolis, |6,000; l'jint Pleasant, $1,000; Hartford City, $500; Maaon City. $.r>00; i'omeroy, f.'i,000; Parkersbarg, $1,000; Marietta, ft OcO; Moundsville, $-00; Benwood. $1,000; Wellsburg, $1,000; Bel laire, $3 600; Bridgeport, $1,000; Martin's Ferry, $1,">00; Steubenville, $1 <J">0, Charles ton. W. Va., $5 "09; Batavia, O., $"2.'>30^ Belleville, \V*. Va.. $J50 Belpre, $.">0", New Cumberland, $500. Captain Morgan, of the Aiiegneny Arsenal, is ordered to Parkersbnrg, where be will procure a small boat and purchase a supply of provisions (or distribution at isolated places to prevent further suffering until the large boat arrives. Captain Cash ing says he hss been requested to send stoves and furniture of all kinds, but the objtct of the government is W> relieva im mediate wants *nd not to make good losses sustained by the Mood. MORE POINTERS FROM PARKERS B4JR& A I*r»Ue*»arthj lafMtal »l Ikf I*1m4 - Other MM tent. /Yom (kcantnaLCcrrrtptudtnU Paekirsbvru, February 16.—An engineer on the C. W. A B. railroad reports a praise worthy act on tbe pari of the children ol the public schools la Chillkoths, CK The ^abject of the much needed relief for ths tiood sudarersin the Onio Valley was bain* discussed whew sans of the teachers sug gested to tbe children that each one bring a penny and if est that amount, to brio* a potato or two or a bead of cabbage. The results footed op flUaash, nine and a half barrr la of potatoes, aad 270 beads of cab bag* . wbicn ware daly forwarded as the ctvidrtn's OSrrtac talks gaifriat t.naa, and among all the many munificent contributions to the relief funds none will stand oat brighter in tbe lit! of charitable acts, or be mora highly appreciated than the offering of those young hearts While cHir city has suffered a great deal we have fared better than oar sister city of Marietta and oar neighboring town of Bel pre, which was a short time one of the prettiest little Tillies on the Ohio. The main business part of the town is swept oat of existence, and a most desolate scene U bow presented. Beveral of oar own streets are yat the pietnre ol rain, sons- of them being impassible on account oi drift, etc.. and in seversl plares the screett are Nockfd FfUi VtlQll iwail^M*. tad ou tbouse* of rwry description- The poor of the city art* bow all well nn d 'or. Itn bmdm damage waa done to it* ' sidewalk, ■fld many are yet in a dangeron/vcondition, bnt the damage itf Reing repaired M f"t aa possible. The repc*le concermug Ballvil a have been aomewhaC eiagerated. ti '• to*n "Is not wiped out of existence, but i» *• suf fered much. The heaviest loetm *re Mitchell Broe and Hon. W. A. gjpy.the )»tler a losses reaching irp' into therowaids. Mr. Cooper ia in Florida on account of his health. The getlal Co'onel G Vf. Atkiuwn. 3. Mnr*ha) for West Virginia, has' bee, i bere attending Federal Court. Captain Frank Cooper, of Hie steamer Henry Knoa, was here on Tb*rsd*y and reports that . laTra»MM<l N wife red a (Jrert I**al' from the Hood. a I The Sonoma remained at Belltflle anfl wasthemeane of saving a greaPdaal of property and many lives. The paople down there and at Kavenswood w.*l € ver rsmember the oAcera and crews of thieae two favorite packets for their deeds of kiDdnesa daring the great calamity jast pa«ed throogh. Tbe many friends of H M. Moss, Esq*, will be pleased to learn that he has retuwx i ed to Parkersborg to reside permanently, and has accepted the position of General Agent for the Equitable Life Assurance Compajy of Mew York. This company transacted more business last year than any of tbe young companies, and the man agement is to be congratulated upon se curing the services of Mr. Moss, whoee i hosts of friends here wish him enccess. Captain Tom Nolan, ot Hills Central, will accept our thanks for well-preserved specimens of Indian relics. ANOTHER PtTTSBWflGH RELIEF BOAT. The Ken©lute lo Follow Mie Katie Hittle Nto< kdale Jfe*» Tweaday. Fimmuu, February 16.—The Citizens' Kelief Committee held the usual meeting to-day at the Chamber of Commerce, the i attendance being very large. Mr. John B. Jackson called the meeting to order at 10 o'clock. Mr. David K tbinson being secre tary. Mayor Peterson, of Allegheny, re ported that everythlcs' possible had been done in Allegheny. About $1,700 had been collected, aud large donations of food aud clothing made, and 500 had been expended. The distress is very great, and although there is a prospect of $10,000 from Councils the amount can uoi DC outainea IWr iwo or uiree wee*0 yet, and something should be done at once. He had been greatly assisted by the Ladies' Relief Society, of Allegheny, but this morning he had been notified that all the rtsources had Deen expended, and he bad aliow them to draw on him for $i>o>. Cap tain (<ray said he thought that most pe> plehad contributed under the idea that the money won Id be expended where it was most needed, no diirerence where the suf ferers lived. Mr. Meyrau stated that the Lev. B. Pick had been appointed represent ative for Allegheny, and furnished $100 for immediate use, but since theorganizi tion ef the committee he bad not been heard from. Mr. Meyran thought aid should bj extended to Allegheny as the most sutler mg existed he*e, and the movement was not confined to territorial limits. The contributions now were $1 3l!> 1J, and would exceed *».000 before long. In rlud ing supplies to the relief boat, about $6,000 has been spent. If the suggestion of Captain Gray and Mr I'aitl, that another rehei beat be sent, be adopted, it would cost about $»i,noo more, which would leave $f,OUO in the committee's hands, of which should be appropriated to Alle gheny. Mr. Robinson and Mr, Amnion Xavored the appropriation, but not ali at once, rfnd only as it was needed. Father Hearney moved that be appro priated to the Ladies Relief Society of Allegheny. Carried. Treasurer Meyr«n gave a check for the amount. The Society for the Improvement of the Poor was voted a similar sum and their" rooms made the distributinx headquarters of tbecommittee. Captain Gray ugam brought up the .jues tion of a sicood relief boat, and after some discussion it was decided to appropriate $.>,UtK) and send the boat at once. Kvery thing received from surrounding to*ns wili bp set aside for the relief expedition, which will In charge of Captain Gray and Mr. I'aul. The steamer Resolute will be secured and loaded on Monday. A communication was read iron folin H. McCreery, Hsu.. president of the Mozart Choral Society, otl'ori'ig the services of the society for a benefit con cert at a time ana place to be mutually agreed upon. The oder was accepted, A telegram was received from R«v. Mr. J>in ehoo, at Stenbenville, stating that chil dren's clothing was badly needed. Sp.ter <V Co. donated .>W) bushels of coal, wtiiob will be distributed from their yard. Mtssrs. J S. Reymer and G. S. Report were added to the Expedition Committee. Toe boat will atart on Tuesday. There will be a barge at Phillips" wlarfboat to receive any articles of clothing, furniture, etc , aa' do nations of all kinds. Mr. R'uben Miller stated that a coal company in the city will I*ve ::OCO bushels of coal readv for distri *»;:»i» ti to-morrow. HIS VICTIM IN TH£ GRAVE. Hie Sum leli IrtKHlj Taking <tu En llrely 0'fTVrrot Tnra. Nobwkh, C<»sj»., February 15.—Alfred McClellan. who was murdered by r rank V. Conant on 8unday, was buried to-day. the funeral being largely attended. Conant has been arrested and locked np. He chafes greatly under restraint. Mrs. Co nant is prostrated with grief, and it i« feared that her reason will give way. Her friends deny that she ever confessed to her husband any act of unfaithfulness during their wedded life, and assured him that the Scandalous stories concerning her intimacy with McClellan were fa'se. She also claims that her husband walked tb* floor at night brandiahing a ra <or and demanding a con fession from her. On one occasion h* chased her into the yard with a draws re volver, and under fear of death she made a confession which bad do foundaCon of truth. Thus worried and harrassed. the poor woman lived for aeveral weeks pre cediag the tragedy, and now, with nothing before ber but defamation and disgrace, it is sot to be wondered at that she shows signs of be»n£ demented. There via* not a bright spot in the distressing aflair for Conant. but every day the case looks wows aad worse for him. FULTON POINTS. A N» Wkt U is AlWaldli Hit SMItM Willi M IlTOItlM. Fultms, February 16.—There was a pleas ant >uveaile masquerade ball at Heller'i Hall, on Thursday evening. Several of our butchers have lost heav ily by the tlood. Wb, Clemanoe, who i* rniM*d in •joii tess at Baltimore, is visiting his parents her*. The Monumental City seema to have agreed with hixa, * as ha has gained several pounds in rleeh. Tba hureka Dancij^ Club will give to other one of thair delightful balls oa neit Wednesday evening. Thair invitations are the fineat that I hj»va ever mis Peter Zoeckler, Jr., as old achoolmate, dropped in on us the other day. Ha and his brother Will leave in a f*a days for Dead wood, P T„ One of our young naa has fallen heir U> quite a consi<«arebie sum of money. Tba many feiends o< Mr. J. Math the veteran buuh*r, will regret to baar that be aaa sold bia butcher business out and in tend* to b •sens a farmer. A Kui»m man iegoieg to "attonish the the cati^jt* with a novel invention.. W F. Mem rager. of Clintoo. Iowa, is visiflr^his fr<»no- in P>ea«ant Valley. A t«»y wedding is going to come off at Star^yard Hollow. Valtea fsstlUtt risskss. JB. P. Miller is rehearsing several new eeilsds for tha coming benefit A. McCntley is learn in* to piay tb« oeajo undar the tutorship of Mr. Bsbeoit Master Klnsar, a^ed l). tha booa eo'*ist will be one of the leading features o! tba bent St show. At t010 Main streat you get tba best CWgh *jrup Ant f'jr Tojc, Tar eud Wild Cbtrrj. BOOTH AT BALTIMORE, Draws a Number of Congressmen From tbo Capital. Prospects of the Morrison Tariff Bill in Each House. * -Supt. Botcher at the National Ed ucational Convention. , Bfcaine Rapidly Coming to the Front in Ohio. Spccitii to t.he RtjUltr. Was* iffOToif, February lti.—Ignite a n amber of Coogrtumin took advantage of to-day's i "ecess to attend the Booth mat* inm at Baltimore. Senator CatLden expressed the belie thij even in,? that Secretary Lincoln would i grant any n asonable request for special re lief from tl»e authorities of towns inun dated. General Kivfers plea- for time in the SsyntoB inva* igation is construed here as wridenoe-of to* Ex-Spealrer's weakness. Congrewiuac Jlorr, oi Michigan, who ha* made a canful examination o# the Morrison taritl MI.1, says '.hat be thinks it will pnss the Ho»i*e. He gays thai aot mora than three aud probably only one Kep jbltcan will , vote 'or the bill an3 not more than twenty-ive Democrats will vert* against ,it. He said it seeu»« that the represeufa tivesof the 4Sf!'erenr interest* atlecte*! by ti'ie bill have leeteei that the cut ie g» >neral and e Teots all a'ite. 't would not be consistent to foroi a combination upon an y particular article, and «?ise<iuent'y no. lebnt the extreme protectionists will opt >ose the bill. A emreful ajr.nding of the Senate gives stronger evidence that the mA* sure cannot Doasibly pass lhat body. Joseph Wharton, of I'hUadelptMR, «ho ta largi !y interest in the manuffuturing of s teel mils, and G. H. Erly. l'rwdent of tl >e Northwestern Mining A><ociatlon, made areun»ent8 before the HovaeCom mitte f on Ways and Means today in oppo sition to the reduction of the tar.tT on Retail Mr. Whar'tro said the redcotton of taii iron steH rai!e provided for in Mor rison'a bill, would prove disastrous to tboee L atereataj ia; tb» country. A lively till occ urred between the witness and Mr. Hewitt . who asked if the reduction on raw materia 1 wonld not eompensa'e fer the ndoctii >n on the rails. Ej-SI eriti'George Tiugle, ot Montana, is 1 register 3d at the National. 1h« Sa: lonal F^tKallnnal AMorlMhta ' closed a fcighlv successful three daya aea | fion hen • on Thursday last and the pro ml j nent pa. "t taken in its proceedings by West vii ginia educators was exceedingly creditabli • to a Slats whose school system | is searcel. r out of ilt teens. Ilesids Stabe | Hnperiatt ndent Kutcher, who presided over the o ^liberations of the convention, I'rof. i*ijpe, of the Fairmont Normal School, Prof. Bit ckett, of Stover College, and Connty Superintendent A. L. Waae. of Monansalu i, were among the West Virginia dt-legates. The laat named gentlemen whose gra Inatin/ s/Metu i'-or country schools 1 ias been commended to ibe attei ition of the country oy €oaMB>« ionera an* reooiu<u«nd«dl»iiMk j attention of State Superintendent* by the I Nntioaal Kdi national Aoaociation hereto I fore advocati if both ca inty school super vision and the extensisu of the graduating system to them ia an address before this convention, urging mat the country m hools ought not to !?#• nn exception to well established iawr» of business; that thev eight ou?h» to be in harmony with all higher schools, .and that the graduating system for country schools, wb-.en simply takes nhe primary 1 •ranohea a* a course of study tor graduafioi i, and m*ae» applica tion of all the plans an J applie «e» of the best academies and ■ oll^^es to the common school* af the count •> seems to l>e the re form now needed. 'The fact ttint this sys tem will not worn irithout thorough an p»rvism:i proves tin >t it has the ring of business about it. I his .system i» being t<stfd in several >ial.ea Jiitd bids .air to be come universal. My venerable but spsraiitly friend, Col. Charles .lames I'aujkner, was here thia week taking counsel wit!i other statesmen as to Ik* RM' Nf»a« of HrMervtec ttN Krpi bits* He represents the H asttrn I'aokuui He as b«*ing in a blaze of indignation over (•uvernor .lake's instructions which hare encouraged assessors to list applebutter Si d peach preserves fo •- taxation, and 1 «ou'd not be surprised if ha found himself compelled to start out ot another gu6«r < ato:tal campaign of hi« own in <fefrnee of ti e fireside*, the pantries ud »0e j>tii rots of that i <ectlon. He (.icpoaee as soon sm he _ cm iitouge trailers to po down to IdcbVaeod ii.d »n>n.. to the bumness which Wt* • •ov<rnor considered neowwary. ri/. that I opposi-n. "Erratic Jii.i Maaoo ' in hi* « ! il career of collecting ;ifteen millions of \ irpinm deferred cirtil nates from W»*t \ .iginia. and there ia no doubt btit that when James receives the nobi* old jMtri ci»n apDroarhing him oa-- the Je<» »C»nk with a look of determination and a rial c ub, b» will retire to iae bot*/m of his family in bud order. Senator Van Meter, of lard a»at me a imefag* rerently to theeftect that be wa» 1 rot a eftort born candidate for fiovarnor mid laid no claim to the title U the Horace (iieeljy of Hardy county. I.an. BLAINE "N-OHiO. « aa»td«r*d «• Ihn Heir of Uarlrld hf f |M> H Cu»v*i.AMt, 0., J*brnary Ifi.—Ex-Oow ernor Foster has a srijerae. It ia to make himaelf the l>pub»ican raadidate for Vfce Proaident. To cawy oat U»m ambition. be ia ooquettinp with bogan, Blaine and Edaannde, and preparing to fifht John Sherman on Buckeye ground. It has b«en p'ibliehad tba> Uiaina and K,>st«r hvra an aadersUnding, but sar.h. ii not tb» case. hi; Blaine l*s refcMd to makf taj Vice Presidential alliance, although be )ku bad tvo oppoMuaiurs presented froan this. State within two weelu. One of &e qppo> 1 tunities wis presented by Mr. ffoater, in a delicate way, during hie recent nsit x> Washington aad Sew York. Jut Mr. Fee ler ia not the power in Obio ,be one* m acd Mr. Elaine knows it. T#o defea.a to succeeeion for tbe party l«d by the ca4|to dealer of Koetoiia hare iadl* waakece^hia prt»ti*e at borne and abroad. lbt ItyckllrMK.*! Ml* ne»er bed a boss. Mr. F later mad# an el fort to plant himself s<i'*re in auch a po sition, and failed. In making tie eflaet and failing be (rod up«a a good rnacy tan dertoes. Then be raortal:y offended Um abo'.e liqnor element of tbe State of both part.ee. and baa pa)4d*ariy for that, aa tbe world well knows. ASout tha »ama time be quarreled wit hi Marat HaUtead, of the Ciontnati Commercial GazaUe aad Hal ktead baa courtly fought tha OoTaroor for two ytara. Tte OoTeraot baa Inqamllj threatened to t&Jabiisb, a^ father, atari, a new RwpoJtiicaa ottcaa in Ctncin&ati. and ia »he mean Una kaa bean very fraecdiy with tha Koqoir er. Wbaa bbaraxaa came ioto the Tate jbm fall to aahe speeches ha pro ••eeded t» meka biaaeelf eolid with tbe wbi»k7 ir.tereeti by taking a position a gcod Weal more friendly to Gam brio oa thaa •ba*. tKropied by Foelcr Tha fact is. tha whrW brewing ead diatilling interest ►» ty.rodj to Sherman, Mia brother ia-lrw. Honiton. is attorney for many large die tiliere of Cincinnati and •adjacent Kae i taoky and between tha brother in-Kw and ' tbe ex-Becretary of tha Treaaory whtaky ' b»i been ably represented in Wftsbiogiaa. Two yara ago i Mirr waa dreal Ir aaik to die »te every nomination iy tit* B'eiiH. lirsr B'at' Orreniinn r> $ y»«r he will be abf (u xaka b: w*«/ j4 tin jeiv gates ai-iarge to the Chicago Convention, and to control the delegatee from fire or |ix of the Oongrsaaionai distrirta. If this Vtr* the only influence at work to thwart Sherman's ambition it woald not he alarm ing. Bat thero u another candidate (or Vice Pieeident in Ohio, oat who stands closer to Blsine than Potter. Tbis gentle man la lion. W. 0. Rose, of Cleveland, who was the candidate for Lieutenant Governor laat fall, and polled several thousand more votea than r orakar. He ia an ex-Pennsylvanian who ia tery popular, and a smart schemer aa well. Mr. Roee was in Washington twice aince Christmas, and aaw Mr. Blaine. Congreaaman Mc Kinley, a confidant of Blaine'a is backing Mr. Rose. Her* ia more danger to Sher man. .Several Congressional districts in Northwestern andKastern Ohio will doubt less send Blaine delegatea to Chicago, and two Blaine men are likely to be on the delegation at large. Mr. Blaise la Waatferrall; Payalar in Ohio—the most popular public man of the day in Republican circlea. Through out this section he is looked upon by tne common people as the greatest and wisest of stateemen— at once a modern Henry Clay and an heir of Garfieldism. Senator Sherman will be a prominent candidate for the Chicago nomination. So will ex-8enator Blaine. Tbey will divide Ohio's forty-six delegates between them, Mr. Sherman probably receiving the lion's share. In many districts there wtll bs a snug fight for supremacy. Already the battle ran be snuffed from afar. HOW PARKERSBUBG Kwepl by the Amgrj Water* la Their Mm* < »nr»e. Special to lh» Jtnjitter. I'ark las mi* rg, February l».r-This city in common with numerous others all along the Ohio Valley haa jnst passed through one of the most remarkable deluge* on record, and it is now a matter of history. We sincerely hope that history ia this case will not repeat itself. The depth of the rrrer here reached >4 feet, and the "old est inhabitant'' tries in vain to beat the record. A better idea can perhaps be had of the aisgniturfe of the ilood when we say that the entire business |*>rtion of the city wss uuder waU-r. Market street was navigable for skill* up as far as the market house. The fronf portico of the court house made a l!rst rate wharf and was util i*d as such for three days. An enterpris ing boat builder tinted one corner of it into a sort of boa( y *4 and drove a brisk trade in the oonatrui tien and «ele of " John boat*." During this time Hill's Hotel-had two feet of water on tSe oflice llaor, hut Jerry was e<|tial to the una*.mi and mo*md his g:iest» into the secoad story and kept hotel a!! the same. The < iislom Hor.w was all surrout.ded, and srfbe water at t-e highest j«iut, just <mae dp R«m With Me riaar in the jvietortics. No niai.s- were received1 from ftursdsy until Monday Telegraphic communication waa rot ofT in-all directions and the balance of the great world wilght bare gon» to destruction aud we none t tie wiser. lha loss to tNe city w^U probably never be kaown. Mot ;if th* mermants whose plaoee of busmen wvre invade.1 by ilie water wieceedrd It workin#nignt and day, in savin# iuov of tjieit goeda, and the lota on stack of ttj: »..»t is comparatively email. I/oia of time mnount* to constdera bJe. The heaviest losers are among the mills and lumber uiei. Down near the river front a large numt^-r of ho mt were washed out ami the owner* of u»any of them are unable to reb Mid «nd Hie flood will atlec t them more seriou-iy titan any others. Maisy of these people bad Bv years of toil and saving auoeeedrd in getting tbMMalves ajsxnfortable Some. and\»m aa they were • Beninittac •<» See I heir Way 'fear to begiu to take-life easier their property is wept away, and the struggle must be gone over agaii. i'robatly (tie hwevieat lo-er hern is tli»-4»hio Kiver iUilroad Cow peny. They -expected within the uelt tLree months i<» bave their road read? for travel and trains running through to \\ neeling. The track here a«d all along the route is nearly a complete wreak. A bout sil they !iavs left is their right of way, and in uia-iy places ovea that cannot t>«- found. All ta* engines they had at this eno of the rosdare in tl.a river, and ail their cars have been carried away and are I) ing along the beaks for tailee down the river. Three eaginea were ran out on the tiestlc work to hoid it down. The treetfa «rt.t raised by the water arul the englnee throuu oil and badly wrecked. The Halti n ore X ohin isaight depot is also wrecked si- badly tha t itmU probably be abandonad a d n uew one jti.U. Home of tba ofliolaie oi the road ware here dt^iog the paai week to toe* WkM Wm la b»a*a». It was thought that n new wue wilt lie se lected anri new buildings ;mi up. itie nridee acr isa t.Sa Kanawna river is bediy damaged, it w:il need repairs again this summer. A large number o( poor people liave beeii (fuarttred in the churches and •ibool ha uaeo during the Pawl, and have been car( d far by tlie ileliaf Committee, ahehavi ticaa noble work, farkersbiirg n.aj' w*1 I he-proud of the fact that she ha* beeuablrt to take care of beraelf and has not a*k« d 03received auy iaelp from the outside, and more fortunate world, and more tli an Iftat ahe has eent food,clotb*eand money to ber sister U>wo» both up and down t tie river. Her big hearted cithern opem-fl wiie their pockets and gave what they oould and seemed to hag!ad of the op portni nly. • the waters have recac'ad the sc ene» in the flooded district beggar descr ipth»a. and rnin ani disvlstion meet one i t fvery turn. It will be years before AJI Trat-aa a! tfeariaal of 'Si a» effaced. A brick building on the coraer of Court a<<uare owned by tbe Mnssr * Trac well fell in and will bar* to be reimiit. It is said that a large hotel will >ae built here instead of a bnsineee bouta. Market and Julian street merchants have all gotten tbeij stores fixed up and are ready for buainess again. I.agios* svj kons. aiM pumps of all kinda are am pi' yed in aumpirw; out tbe cellars. The n • is drying up alotrly and tbe city be g. a* to look more like it wa* inhabited. I he < •IcbralMl I'm* of lLe S:>j!o I<onjM colllaion hu btw oc rripjinR the attention of the I. aJ ted Stataa hire for qoiu awhile. The argu Oi«niK Here fir*.ahed yealerday and were all very able efforti; thai of li. B. Dovaaer. of Vhee^ie, ia mkI to ba»a baen ee pact ally able. The vial of lb* caea has occupied 24 day.v The prevailing opinion aere e»em* to be (bat the jury will not be abla to aieiwe. Mail*, raj! roads and talagrapk Uamim • ?ein in working order. Jabtiboata have retired !rora aeiiva doty. U. P. l/i 1* baa raiuraed (:om afc eiiandad taatern trip. L a Woodbridge. of Bella; re, cam* down t® f*« tea rotas. F. b. Looatia, of tba Marietta Leaddr, «ai in tba cilj Tkonday. He report* I art cf tba Leader oftee farmed orar, bat tot Wadly ' byou*entaa raaaia*dawn? If there a feeling of decraptitade takiag poeaaaaioa of you * A re the iaactiou of you &c*a tira and uriaary arfaaa impaired* b yoar blocd bad* Doaoraa aod pimplaa UoabU yoa* I*> you taffer from achae and painr Are you weak, and doaa tba laaat aurti« (in you latigne? Beware! lepli par fed baaltb by oainr *r. Ooyaott'a YeOoa Ltoek aad Sampartlia. ' Whaa a remedy baa proai Uaatf ta ka a cora lor conanspUoa aad a paafaat iaaf rratorar, ft rboald ba kept ha aaary wafl raaalatod boaaa- Wa aafar to Ik. WWi Balaaa of «M Cham, a aiad| "■ wbioh will A fewbottiee will mm ia vary plaamt la toka. a Mr. Wat. Jobaaoa, of Ham, Dak., adua that bia wife bad baaa traaMad witb acuta BrowekitJe far May yaan, and that all raaaadira triad tare aa par see ant irlbf, astfl ba proearad a bottle of Dr. Ktng'a Haw Dtaearary for On MwytlflB, Obogba aad Co Ida, wbiak kad a Biafiral effect, aad prodaaad a »■— rr.mt cure. It ia roaraataad to aora all rieaaaea of tfca Tbroai. La aft. or Broftckla* Tnhaa TrifJ bftba Meal Lopaa 4 0«'l Uirtf It of# • .L*rf$ fm |1 dt. MEMimMT, Back ts thi Frosbsts af Oar Early Days. Interesting Rearinisceacee by Oar Oldest Citizsae Regarding tha Historic Floadi of '32 and '52. A Chat With tha Veaerable 6. W. Theapson. The Exact Depth of tha Water at High Tide, And a Satisfactory Deoioaetratiea That It Beat tha Record. Brief Pen Pictures of Notable Evente and Localities, Talks and Walks in tha Inundated Districts, And tha Perssnal Experiences and Observatisao of a Reporter. i had the piMtur<* of tueeiittj; U>* rener oble Jodge U. W. Thompson ■ few day* atro, and *pent an Botiror two very pro'<U My listening to reuitaiaoencea of former tlooda iu t.ieHno Valley. In r*p>y to a 'jrwry aa te hl» early rerollertiona of fmih ets. Colon#! .Thompson «aid""The first tlood of whwh f hare auy information «u one aronnd f innnnati, sot far from the yrur Inho, bat I rannot exart a* to iha date. A graphs amount of the Hood will be found in ditooura*' of the Hon. Ja<ob Burnet Iwfore tha Htatorw-al Society of Cincinnati. A number of diaconrtaa were delivered tefvrr the society by Judge Burnet, ><eneral W. H. Hnmaon, Mr. I*ar line ani other*. They wer« puhliahad la ■n intrraatlng r<o4nni*>. which I ha>l ror many yr%rs in 1117 library, and which I gave laat apring to mj tun, Colonel W. P. rh<ini|«o», of Cleva'and. 1 mi <|uite an re it it in on of the dlioom<.oa by Jndga Burnet that it wil it fouud. It apeaka of tbe flood aa one of a Tory extraordinary obaractcr and diac?wreee wild greet clear seeeand precialon ow the polnte to tlacia nate which wwre covered by It. The da lonption law full and ami rat* that there will ba no trouble la filing it* pr«''l» linita liy aartain permanent localittaa which ara daarnbct in tba diacourae. Judge |t%rnet, for thai tlina, wee a gentle man of culture and learning;, a lawyer of the btgheat atandinr. afterwarde a Judge of t'jrStiprMwe <V>tirf »f Ohio, and a Nen ator from thnt Htate during the Aral ad niiniitratlon of Oeneral Jeckaea. 1 had tuai him at hit fathar'a houaa when ha waa a man bar of tha 'Japrenae Uaocb of "Meat a tlma when t^at body waa an Itln fmrTonf of very clerer renllefwaa." V'hat periaeal reooTlectloa of otbar i!ooila prior to 1*3- caw yuti racall" I 4»ked. ■ Tie aeit important recollection which 1 linre In connection "nth the Miaeiaaippi Valley, thouvli Dot connected directly wliii tlooda, but whl >b ia nreerthelaee worth re celling. waa the earthquake of 'law Mad rid, ja.it below! it. I /onto when the levele of a large diatrict of country iu b-oken up, and tbe Mirfaca of tha and xcaatly die turbel I waa then vary young bit ao great a danger n am li proximity did not rail U>areate»otaf4ai<|ircacn»iOD and a great • laal of talk. Tbia liap|«nad, I think, in INU.aad while the dlalonetioa waa quit* extenaare it a<<on paaaad away Iron tba pnblio racollf lion, becatiee that portion of tha aountry waa but aparcely InbebiUd." "l)o you remember tha rlood of 1*10*" "I have no recollection of tba Mood of November, UNO, abicb I aaa ooiVnad in tha pnntedhat. I have a dlatinct recollect loo <f a high tlood which oerurred betwaan IM '• a id when my father'a family re aided at l/tlie'a Battom. oa. tha farm belong ing to tba eatata of my brothar, tba lata Col Jr bn Thoinpeon, opp«e"« to kfounde villa. 1 reooliect of aeeing r.iany bouaaa for thai time in tba than limited popala (too of tba country) going down tba rtvar, with tba uatial aooompaaimenta of out bnildinga. barna. pena and etacka of hay. The rlaer then waa near to tbe foundation of tha Thompson bouaa, which would ta dlcate 1 y> ry high ataga of weler." "What ara yoar reaollectiona of tha great foeehet of tvi!"" j-aaked. "Aa >0 tha flood of I remember it very diaiinoily. 1 waa married at tha Hteenrod Ifouae on tba 2Mb of January, of that yaar. Tba morning of that day eat ia with a gloomy, eneeeiaee raia, which con tinued all day. In tba evening It turnad cold aad begun to anew. Pamng tba algbt tbe rold beeeme iataaaa. Tba anow aatl morning waa daap. aad tba waa lb ar Wfc bitterly cold. Tha rlrer wee full of run mng ice, and the eaeeeing of it waa aaa pended for a auaiber af dare, after wbiob tha ttood commenoed, and tbia wee tba great flood of 1M2. From car tela data which I have at Lbe Hleenrod Houae Iba flood of 1AM exceeda thai of 11)2 by a M i" iachee. Water llnee are not If nee of ah aolute certainty, tar allowance moat aaa •rally he made for eome dlaturbanoe of tbe aurfaoa of tbe water and for capillary attraction." "Did 70a f< flood of IW" "No. Atibatiauof tba flood of I US I *m ia Waabia«tae City m a mbIw of Coagnm." , " w*ra you »ot lortrnmaotal lo aarin* lb* iuapooaioa bridfft from daotruclioa «i that tlma*" "Yn; I|ti a bill tbroapb f'onrraM which MT*a Mm bridga. 7bt Rap raw* Court bad. bf dacra*. ordaiad tba naoid of tba bridga, but it waa aarad bf act of CooKwaa.'* ' Did you aaa tba flaod ot*NZr" "At tba Dm of tba flaod of l<"J I •war from fcoaao and Ibarafor* cmiix( tpaai of paraoeal kaowM«a of feat flood. Bat rmlJj *bat dooa poaaooal knowladga amount to oa aoch aa aariu>n1 A (Iran amount of Hood prodoaaa a givaa amount of leiwj, loaa aad daatraetioo, and tb« bardably of ledirtduU oaaat la kiat la tba gaocnl aalamlfcy "Do yoa aattofiotr ill tba ggaaaol M » Mlovad by apldawtaa or aa aa Is&sSlSSiEVS! ftmtnrr flood* oogbt to act aafroat booaicUfl —Tfw, curjitL 08 tba acemaiaioUoe 06 Attb wbara tba ganaral dralMM la 100& a* (la lb* mUtf ol*tbo Obio. loaaMtiaa wbora wb dntaMgaJooa cot izM or ^oro yrtwli aalaaanai ara -a. J~*r^jsrs 2 S77Z hoortor m tto fM* jSSuJL V JTaJwTiaU Iba