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Steubenville Daily Herald (Newspaper) - May 18, 1874, Steubenville, Ohio i ILLE ALLY NEWS 1300 mid ews Z T 15 JK 1 O F OK nmo COUNTY SS u-i anth ritv H t iiil PALMAR who beiru and proprietors of AND that T h i 1 t -i ul t on If KS is OH f -a a 1 an 1 fi of tiv A is four two i an i s v t -i t 1 f and k lower before itie of O paper having treble tSie ot any iu Eastern Ohio an will be apparent Tp nca hence the decrease iu made for State purposes Is tii v anv special credit due the t u 1874 on this Let us for Fuad in 08 1574 I 17 years until the past winter and in all probability the expense paid for by the public will be sufficient to establish the old custom again Mea like the Hon Gentleman of the Portsmouth Times may think that it is an matter to so pull the wool over the eyes of the public but it is a mistake To duce a buncombe resolution to adjourn when it is very well known that it is virtually impossible is another way to attempt the same of blindfolding Unless the gentleman above mentioned and his Democratic friends can put forth better claims than those presented tbe people will probably withhold their thanks until better Under the heading of What the Ohio Legislature the Portsmouth Times edited by Hon James W man State Senator from that District The Sixty-First bly of Ohio which adjourned April liOth did much that should to the thanks of the people v It reduced the taxes for State p nearly one-half million j being in exact figures 8470 182 cut down appropriations for general same nl What do the above figures mean an actual cutting down of expenses in the State affairs or v behind which an attempt id made to hide the truth to deceive the people Let us investigate the matter for a moment During the past few the State has been actively engaged in building asylums for the in- idiotic deaf and dumb and blind also homes for tbe orphans of the soldiers and sailors of the rebellion aud aUo an industrial school for girls and a reform school for All of the above institutions with tlie exception of asylums and are nearly completed and there is nothing to-day of which a citizen of our noble State can be as proud of as of these in of its gratitude and What greater honor iu a State than pre-eminence in the care other lathe tion of the above institutions the strictest economy has been exercised yet ou count of their magnitude necessary to an- the purpose for which they were intended they have cost large sums of money and at the same time they have been built gradually taking some years that the burden has not been now as the work com- THE PEOPLE Ii f EDITORS HERALD AND NEWS The general acceptation of it relates entirely to drink Now I think there are other matters requiring a great deal of tempering beside drink I do not tate to say the ladies have done a great deal of good in their movement but they should not stop at one sin but at- tack all alike Why not visit all fancy dry goods stores and pray for them also Many a husband and father's heart have been made sore in consequence of the folly aud extravagance of their wives and daughters not practicing ance in matters I am further satisfied that the women are doing the cause a great injury by their ate persistence in their protracted visit to certain parties It is like casting pearls before swine and the swine are about to turn and rend them Those pious women have the courage to visits the and pray iu them and on the dirty sidewalks with their fine clothes but I venture to say that not one of them has the moral courage a plain calico dress and go to church There is another matter I would like to call their attention to and that is the desecration of the Sabbath day as practiced on the Virginia side of the river All of practices are indulged in on that day by citizens of ball card playing and all the that can be thought ot I know one thing that no man or lady would be found in such a and I ana quite sure that no Christian would be found there such a disregard of the laws of both God and man by the citizens of will no call lorth an interference on the part of the authorities of West ginia A FRIEND TO ALL TEMPERANCE Southside May 16 1874 Secretary EDITORS AND The nb difference amounts to in 005.18 of the reduction of taxes tor which the editor of the Portsmouth claims credit for the Democratic Legislature And on further tion we find that in 1873 appropriations made in the Revenue Fund for allowed by military commissions OC all of which is just and proper but if a special character Said claims to 1C leaving a ice in Hvor of tlie Legislature of 1873 US Taking the enumerated above into tnd how could it be The urce of expenditure is no than a ago with the exception of the nn Fund as before stated There has no change in our public iv many office holders as i fact of the is there enough holes for the pins so more punched Then as to expenditures our public there aid practiced in any department of Were there leaks in the of tlie penitentiary Any rum by into the irs or the Insane AW any I were m vie reports list d What i- the one would ly arrive It H The is due to the f ict that no iic at demands outlay But another cHirn the to thanks of tlie people I to in thus wasted the m dim ir- rice of nf the the above i- insult the v 11 Is it to be 1 that this piece of buncombe in- in to the cist of the State is so Ot those who read the of the last Legislature there j who do not that j J more than a qu ever m ire than threa days ia ft the session This is too trans- j to answer know very we'll that i Mib r of the y compelled to e at 1 orne as a general thing once in or lour and it is a time in i which his have an see -an i v i if a and adj all it is probable that a greit n ij present the b fcr t Friday evening The notice may be found in the second column of the first page of Saturday evening's HERALD AND NEWS The reporters of the HERALD AND NEWS and Gazette were appointed taries of the meeting This is not an extraordinary thing at public meetings At least I know it to have been done be- fore But you say iu your editorial notice we know that these knights of the pencil do meet in the halls and discuss their reportorial note together over foaming mugs of malt This circumstance was probably not known at the time the reporters were made secretaries of the temperance meeting It transpires through the col- of your paper and is not to enhance the value of the young men in the estimation of their employers unless a beer saloon is regarded as the proper place to the business of their re- offices The information you give in tbe cle be useful to the city officers in their efforts to break up ail drinking places Perhaps you could say in whose ball the reporters meet whose they use whether they drink the foaming inah in on or about the premises Moreover don't you think it is somewhat dangerous for a voung man to indulge in intoxicating drink There are some instances of even old men becoming fools aud madmen by reports over beer and and such stuff A man can tell the truth better when be is sober than when ne is drunk In the notice you say at least one of the Executive Committee also who as appointed on Friday night i- a pronounced man and averted h fi in of voting that Then the dent of the meeting made a l blunder But did not an at all He 1 Messrs Bittin McConville S uil ling ami MeCurdy to select appoint one man in each township in the county and seven in the city to act as a Central U maty Committee and a their names in the papers Whom they will select has not trans- but it is probable they be men for it is not that Messrs Battin and GJ will go their own expressed convictions on From moral and cal considerations they all go and doubtless would be glad to the opportunity of voting prohibition The meeting was not so silly after all But the trouble of it is other papers which are not ia sympathy with us will snatch at your e and transfer it to their and thus v nr and oar meeting in their reputation to look at it OHIO MONDAY MAY 18 1874 VOL BY T TERRIBLE DISASTER i Bursting of a THREE TOWNS SWEPT AWAY Great Destruction of Life and Property MASS May 16 A large reservoir about four miles north of this place burst about eight o'clock this morning and water came ing down the hills carrying everything it It struck the southeastern portion of Williamsburg village about two miles north of this place carrying away a large number of dwellings thence tn where it swept away Mr Skinner's silk mills and his boarding and dwelling houses Con- on it struck the large manufactory of Messrs Hayden Gere Co sweeping it away in an instant Large stones and machinery were swept through the main streets at a fearful rate and well built houses were ly crushed not giving the inmates a moment's warning The flood then struck the village of Leeds where a large number of shops dwellings were swept away The Joss of life is very heavy whole families in some in- stances having been carried away over darns and either killed or drowned Twenty-three bodies so far have been taken out of the rubbish OB the shore Whole blocks of tenement houses filled with women and children were swept down the stream and ail the inmates of course were lost At this hour 12 M bodies are constantly being brought in and laid in the church Most of them can be recognized ANOTHER ACCOUNT May 16 Re- ports of the disaster in consequence of the breaking of the reservoir at Goshen Hampshire county this morning come in thick and fast The damage to erty must amount to hundreds of sands of dollars while it is impossible to estimate tbe loss of life The Company's worka are damaged to the extent of Con- ductor E M Chandler passed over the road early this morning with his train from Williamsburg for New Haven just ahead of the flood that swept away his wife and child Engineer Roberts who was to start on the next train lost his wife and child just below burg The flood swept away Skinner's with several women operators writer says that the of New are like out of marble with the soft of Guido's brush or of Petrarch's I sou or in faces and the ripe i blood flush in or to their tern pi us i tinder pure ot -A jy his wife and three children and Hayden Gere factory including their of- fice and Haydenville Saving bank with a large amount of funds and also i- Hotel were swept away At Leeds Mr Warner's button factory was swept entirely away the water taking the nal railroad bridge in its course It stopped at South street bridge The morning train from New Haven is stopped at East Hampton The flood is now subsiding CAUSE OF THE DISASTER NEW CONN May 16 A twenty-four inch pipe in the dam of the great reservoir above hurg had been leaking for weeks aud some of tbe people had shaken their heads and said the dam must be attended to or it might break It did break morning The masonry around the outlet gave way and then all in a minute as if a piece had been bitten out of the dam A GREAT WALL OF WATER seemed to spring up into the air and leap out into the sink below The standing joke of Mill River Valley Look out the dam is has proved true at last The torrent was on iu ten minutes and sent its spray above trees sixty feet high it crunched one like paper and killed a woman and her two children Then another and another swept the woolen mills and rushed on at the rate of twenty miles an hour As it raging down tbe lev it dug up houses and swallowed them in an instant leaving no trace Tree buts aud stones came down the flood The MOUNTAIN OF WATER roaring like a thunder storm of hail and lifted the mills upon its shoulders before ding them into bits At it swept away the factory in a moment At Leeds it came down a wall of water faced by an of timbers trees and iron boilers which struck the village in full front There was an hour and a half of flood and then an ebb and at noon those who had escaped came back in crowds to the ruin Jt is an AWFUL SIGHT are like crumpled paper trees stripped their bark aud limbs even where their roots clung to the soil The beautiful valley is a WASTE OF MUB and muddy water laden with distorted and strange shapes Great boilers have been carried hundreds of yards and left crushed together and buried A man was picked up fr nn a tree on which he had ridden six miles on the tirrent cheering and waving his The poor mind was gone No less than eight cases of insanity have those who have lost re- lations and n by this terrible lamity Three were committed to the asylum At Northampton everything was ground fine where tbe fl iod went Timbers were in and scraps of iron and stones became boulders Here and there a corpse or a piere of a corpse could be seen All the of the valley were with debris The most beautiful valle of Massachusetts ii a terrible waste The work of saving the dead from this burial began f at noon at The first bodies were picked up dugout of the mud or taken with difficulty from ruins All through the vaHey the work went on until night and then men with terns seeking their dead stood guard At Haydenville forty bodies were ered by night and at Leeds forty-five There had been in the afternoon GANGS OF PLUNDERERS promptly turned to workers by no stinted threats and the people were ready to brain them with the first stone There were fewer dead bodies at Florence and Northampton 140 iu all and many more are certainly buried in the mud and debris that valley with black heaps from j Williamsburg to Northampton A man on horseback gave warning through the upper part of the but some would not tear him and some turned to their houses and to the great factories One taan at the Haydenville factory saved his life by sticking to that house But he was a marvelous tion He ran into a closet that stood against the great chimney of the factory and when the factory was crushed the chimney stood and his closet stuck to it like a lantern against a wall with him waving his arms for help out of a breach he made in its walla A man and who ran out at the roar of the waters and then ran back for a haven of safety went down under the building At Williamsburg a factory and ty houses were blotted out at ville a factory cotton mill bank and one hundred dwellings at Leeds a button and twenty-five and at every house is gone except Mr Skinner's own Such houses as are here set down as gone have utterly vanished and are dis- in shreds not a piece over six feet long lost in miles of the country The Licking Water river as they call it has been a sea and is now a trickling stream lost in miles of mud The lake hemmed in by defective masonry up among Goshen hills has done its work terribly THE NUMBER OF LOST WILL REACH OF PROPERTY DESTROYED MASS May latest figures of the loss of life by ing of Williamsburg reservoir make the total one hundred aud forty-seven di- vided as follows the three places Williamsburg 60 Leeds 49 Haydenville 35 These figures only represent persons whose loss is ly known bodies of all are not yet recovered Bodies are ly being found and in some cases of sons not supposed to be lost so that it sterns perfectly safe to say that the total loss of life will exceed one hundred and fifty if indeed it does not more nearly approach two hundred It is impossible as yet to give the detailed estimate of from buildings destroyed and away roads ruined and hundreds of acres of meadow land rendered almost less The total loss must exceed 000 and will probably come nearer It appears that serious doubts as to the safety of the Reservoir have been entertained ever since it was built nine years ago though less the last year or two than in its early history The gate keeper has several times expressed fears to his employers calling special tion once to the point where the break but the examiners ways reported everything safe The direct cause of the disaster aside from the general weakness of the dam must remain a subject of speculation haps as satisfactory a theory as any is the one advanced by a man familiar with the that the frosts had started the earth so that the water had found numerous little courses through the dam which finally carried off the first mass of earth Saturday morning and at once precipitated the BELIEF ORGANIZED SPRINGFIELD Mav citizens of held a town meeting on Saturday evening and appointed a com- to raise subscriptions look after the destitute and organize the search for the missing Northampton and the adjoining towns have been sending in supplies of food clothing and money since the disaster and contributions were taken up for tbe sufferers in the churches throughout Western to-day The collections in tbe churches of Springfield amounted to about and the subscription pers wiil swell the amount to All the large towns and cities are izing relief societies The funeral of nine victims of the disaster took place at to-day ARKANSAS i LITTLE ROCK May houses to-day by a unanimous vote in the House and three dissenting votes in the Senate a providing for the of a constitutional tion on the 14th day of July next The election is to be n the day of June The House declared the offices cant The Speaker Chief Clerk and others where the officials have not come forward and taken their places then proceeded to fill them Hon J H Berry was elected permanent Speaker Lse Thompson a Brigadier General in Brooks camp and a member elect ot the into tbe House and took his seat this evening Chher bers both of the House and Senate will be in on Monday The Brooks forces surrendered to-day The Scate arms are to be ME in the State armory men retain their side arms William N of Brooklyn a dealer wh j had been c and had given up the selling of liquor in with the of the temperance was tiie C of Excise Saturday in He I that the dav was warm that a number of needed beer and it to refuse them TELEGRAPH SUMMARY i The Carlists are the Re- publicans in their entrenchments near Bilboa The Spanish government haa issued an order calling iato active service forty battalions of reserve A five thousand dollar fire occured at Whitestone Ind Saturday night ly covered by insurance Special dispatches from Madrid say the new government intends to revise the titles of nobility and to subsidize the clergy The trotting match for day at Oakland Park between Eila is and Dexter was won by Lewis 2 A collision is reported on the road at Wales a coal and passenger train Forty sons were seriously injured A dwelling and outbuildings owned by Wallace Stephens at were burned Friday and one woman and two children perished in the flames A fire on the corner of Everett and Jones streets early Saturday morning a carriage hop and injured a brick dwelling Total loss about Western at 11 o'clock 46 minutes 16 seconds Saturday had completed his mile He is in good condition and appears jovial but haa become that the accomplishment of his task is impossible The Western Association of ists paid their respects Saturday to the President who received them cordially giving to each of the one hundred and fifty ladies and gentlemen in the party a warm shake of the hand Capt Morse who commanded the Arizona the steamship ou which was shot at San Joee mala left by railroad for San Francisco Saturday to take command of the Pacific mail steamship Colorado ing between California aud China The proposed conference which was to have been held Saturday at ville between the miners aud operators was not held owing to a want of ny between the parties The operators wanted a mass meeting of miners ators and citizens at which the whole question of differences could be fully considered The miners didn't approve of this plan and appointed a committee to represent them The operators wouldn't accede to this plan and so ing was accomplished and the strike stil continues At Galveston in addressing a meeting at the Chamber of Commerce Col Van Horn of Kansas City said the delegation had two objects in view one to inquire if Galveston merchants were HAWKINS PATTERSON CO proper competition of the traffic of rates from Railroad lines They would return home satisfied that we could handle their grain and would report to their Board of Trade that the merchants of ton will do their part United efforts will be made to induce the Railroads to comply By this means a sippi commerce will be built up which will rival that of the East A Band Arrested CINCINNATI May 16 This afternoon a band of Temperance women went out led by Rev Mrs S R Leavitt aud stopped in front of a saloon on Bay ler street within two squares of where the disturbance occurred yesterday The officers warned them to desist but they sang and prayed and were arrested They were taken to the Third street station house followed by an immense crowd Among the number were the wives of Rev Dr C H Taylor Rev Dr C H Payne Rev Dr Rev W J Lee Rev C R Leavitt and Rev McHugh They were ed on parole to appear before the lice court next Monday la the station h use when Mayor Johnson came they knelt and prayed and then commenced singing but were stopped by the officers After their release they returned to the Seventh Presbyterian Church and held a meeting A proposition was made to start a Men's Temperance League in every Ward and to raise a large antee fund of money for the purposes of the temperance movement For the trial next Monday it was resolved to employ the ablest counsel that can be secured The police warned the men before starting out that there would be danger if they ventured on Freeman street The officers say they had information that a band of German women was organized to meet them and drive them from the streets A mass temperance meeting is appointed to be held at St Paul's Methodist Church morrow afternoon and meetings are pointed for every night next week were made to bail the women out of the station house but they all fused ir re- The Trial ol If YANKTON D T May A jury in the Wintermute murder was finally secured this afternoon The jury regarded by both sides as being com- posed of a much more reliable and in- class of men than could have been reasonably anticipated in a case in which so much interest has been taken The desire of botn sides seems to have been to obtain fair minded men and it is somewhat remarkable that out or one hundred and fifteen men examined but eight have been challenged Iv by the defense and two by the Toe trial proper will commence on Monday morning and the intention of counsel was announced of making it as speedy as circumstances could mit For a Complete Stock of all Kinds of Try Rheumatic Gun for Rheumatism for sale at Smith DRY GOODS Lace Goods Parasols Shawls Dress Goods White Goods Trimmings Curtains YOU CAN SAVE MONEY by Going to HAWKINS PATTERSON CO 324 Market Street Particular attention is called to the t Stools of MILLINERY KOTO Being Opened Comprising the Latest Summer Styles NOT TO BE FOUND ELSEWHERE STEWART MCLAUGHLIN BOOTS SHOES SLIPPERS AT Prices to suit the Times TEWART OLD BUILDING Witt ATTACH PATENT TONS TO SHOES PURCHASED FROM US FREE OF CHARGE YOU ARE INVITED TO MILLINERY vma f THIS WEEK GOODS ii I- i I l ill I- U r i 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