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Fifteen Men Drown

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Pittsburg, July 29.- During Monday night's storm a boarding house near Cecil, Washington county, was washed away and the occupants, fifteen coal miners, were drowned. The men were all foreigners and their names could. not be learned. ïhey were employed in the coal mines of W. P. Rend, near McDonald, Pa. The house stood on the banks of Painters' rnn, and about 4 o'clock Tuesday morning the water rose rapidly and swept the structure from its foundations, carrying it down the stream. There were Bixteen men in the house and as far as known but one escaped with his life. Five bodies have been recovered, and it is believed the other ten, who are still missing, are all drowned. Two Lives Lost in Pittsburg. The f uil extent of the damage wrought by Monday night's hurricane in this city was not known until daylight, when wreek and ruin were apparent on all Bides. Steeples were blown from churches and adjoining buildings crushed; houses were unroofed, trees broken off, and in some cases torn up by the roots, while the havoc caused by the heavy rainfall of last week was repeated. In this city two lives were lost. thirty-six persons injured, niany, it is feared, fatally, and property damaged to the extent of $100,000. The names of those killed are as folio ws: Jacob Affelter, aged 35, 17 Forward avenue, instantly killed on Greenfield avenue by a falling fence. John Figus, aged 23, skull crushed by falling tree at Sugar Camp Grove. Approach of the Storm. The approach of the storm was heralded by black clouds that turned daylight into darkness. There was a constant roll of terrifying thunder and incessant flashes of vivid lightning that gave warning to pedestrians to seek places of safety. The wind rose to a gale as the rain began to fall and then the hurricane came on with a roar, driving the rain in solid sheets before it. In an instant the streets in many parts of the city were filled with flyiug branches of trees, tin roofs were lifted from houses and sent whirling over chimney tops, knocking them down like teiipins, signs and fences and trees fell.crushing out the lives of two men and injuring others. Dauiage Elsewhere. Xhe storm crossed Silver lake, and the dam, unable to stand the strain of the flood behind it, gave way, turning Finley's hollow into a raging torrent and swelling Nagley's run into a river until it eruptied into the Allegheny near the Brilliant pumping station. At Braddock hail added to the damage, and when the hurricane reached Turtle creek it assumed the awfal proportions of a cyclone, doing untold damage. In the oil fields derricks were blown down, particularly in O'Hara township. Sewickley, Coraopolis, Bellevue and McKee's Rocks suffered severely. In Millvale and Sharpsburg hail caused havoc and glaziers will be busy (or several days.


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