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Bursting Dams

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Tro y, N. Y., Aug-. 29.- So far as known but tliree Uves were lost in the fiood of Thursday night, but the monetary loss is fully 1860,000. A dozen (lams were swept away, bridges destroyed and roads washed out. The storm alarmed the residents of Poesten Kill, and W. McChesney, W. A. Castte, Robert Morrison and Garrett Ives and his wife atterapted to cross the Poesten Kill bridge just as the strueture was swept froin its fastenings. McChesney was drowned. Mr. and Mrs. Ives were rescued, and Castle, who is an old man, was found at daylight hanging to a clump of shrubbery half a mile from the bridge. McChesney's body was found 1 mile from Poesten Kill Friday morning. He was 21 years of age. Old Mr. Castle was exhausted when rescued and badly cut from contact with the wreckage. Three dams were washed out at Sand Lake, a damage of SlOü.OOO was done to milis and several houses were washed away. At Smart's paper mili in this city one end of the mili was torn out, a bridge was carried away and a damage of $10,000 was done. In the valley of the Lebanon Springs railroad the storm was equally ex tensive, and at Berlin houses were washed away and two persons drowned. Travel on the Lebanon Springs railroad was completely interupted by the washout and it is feared cannot be resumed within a week. The Hoosac river caught the force of the cloudburst, and tbe Lebanon Springs railroad is washed out from the yard of the company at Petersburg to Berlin directly east. Where the railroad tracks should be, between Petersburg junction and the village of Petersburg, the Hoosick river is running like a mili race and the tracks are in many places washed away. All the railroad bridges in Berlin and Petersburg are gone, and several houses in the latter village are partially turned over. It has eeased raining and the flood will now subside. CYCLOXB IN NF.W JERSEY. Newark, N. J., Aug. 29.- A cyclone swept over the lower part of this city at 2:15 o'clock Friday afternoon, coming with frightful velocity and without warning. The roof of a three story building on the corner of liowery and Lêxington streets was torn from its fastenings and whirled skywad nearly 200 feet, doing considerable damage by its fall. The storm flrst struck tb Tomlinson company's spring works, smashing the 3inch glass skylight and picking up a heavy gate in the yard and hurling it through th air. Then the blast made a skip and dld not alight again until lt reached Oliver street. it was an untenented three -story briek building whioh was iormerly used for leather manufacture. First the wooden steps went flying, being torn to splinters. Then the brick front for a width of 30 feet went in like an egg shell. After the brick front went down the blast got under the roof, throwing it on the leather factory which adjoins. The second floor was ripped up, wrenched away me. laid upon the wreek of the roof.


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Ann Arbor Register