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Rain And Ruin

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Uincinnati, O., Aug. 1.- Specials to the Commercial to-night give accounts of heavy rains during the past twentytour hours in Iudianna and Illinois, and a further daniage to crops. Danvüle, Illinois, reports all the bottom lands uloug the Vermillion Eiver overüowed, and that the stream is full of floating wheat shocks. The Cornmeicial, Somerset, Ohio, special reports a terrino hail-storm this afternoon, with stones the size of a large hickory nut, followed by heavy rain; Considerable damage was done to the Hocking Valley Kailroad. The Enquirer special trom Circleville, Ohio, reports the Sciota River very high and still rising. The bottom lands are all nnder water and considerable wheat floated off. A special to the same paper from Urbana, Ohio, say the creeks are swollen to rivera, and all the flat lands are mundated. Kain is still falling and the streams rising. Wheat has already been destroyed by rain, and the army worm is cutting the grass and oats. A special froin Lima, Ohio, reports serious damage done to the crops in that vicinity from rain and the army worm. Corn is reported as badly beaten down by the water. The Eiiquirer's Oxford, Ohio, special says the most sevore rain of the season feil for two hours. Creeks are reported higher thun for man y years, and covered with fencing, timber, wheat, oats and barley. The Cincinnati, Dayton & Hamilton Kailroad line has run nu trains to-night owing to landslides and washes. LexINGTON, August 1.- The almost continuous hard rains of the past week have been supplemented during the past twenty four hours with still heavier storms. The river bottoms consequently are flooded, and the crops are suffering seriously. The Miami River and tributaries are at floodheight, higher than it has been at this season for twenty or twenty-five years. At this point no serious damage has been done, but the bridge abutments are suftering. The tobáceo crops are almost ruined by the storm. Oats, corn and meadows are suffering great damage by the army worme, and wheat is rotting in the shock. The weather is still gloomy touight and more rain is tbreatened. Public feeling about business is depressed in consequence of the damaged crops. St. Louis, Aug 1. - Rain coritinued most ot' last night and a drizzle feil up till noon to-day. The mercury has fallen about 60 degrees and the wind is from the northwest, but till very cloudy and threatning. The four prinicipal railroads running east from here are either flooded in places or damaged so that trains cannot run, and most of the roads in this state are similarly situated. The river has risen here three feet since last nght, and is now rising at the rate of two inches per hour. Accounts from Upper Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois say all are rising rapidly, and the tributaries within two hundred miles of here are greatly swollen, many of them pouring out floods of water. Dispatches from various parts of this State say immense damage is done to crops and other farm property. In the Spring River bottom alone the damage to the farmers is eatimated at $1,500,000. The Osage, Samine and Blackwater Rivera are bigher than ever before, and in faot all the streams in the State are at floúd height and causing great destruction to property. The railroads are also suffering greatly from washouts, loss of bridges and overflows. Trains are badly delayed or stopped entirely. Turnpike roads are also being washed away in places, bridges destroyed rnd travel iinpeded. There has probably never be so widely extended damage done in the State before .


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