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Floods In New Brunswick

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Day
12
Month
October
Year
1888
Copyright
Public Domain
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St. John, N. B., Oet. 9.- Notfor twenty years liav iher.' been such outumn floods as are now devasting the western and soutbern part of this proviuce. The rainfall up to 4 p. m. Monday wa6 4.55 incbes tor this inonth, wbile the average of the enlire month of October for tweiity-five years has been 4.60 inclies. Omuiunication wilh Bangor is again cut ofY, owiq to numarous washout on tbe New Brunswick raiLway. A mile from Welsford there is a washout 500 feet in leugth and 4 feet deep. A ltttle further away tbere is anotaer 15 feet deep and 200 feet Ion?, whiie several vary from 8 to 15 feet. The "Fiying Yankee" for Boston was tied up at Weis:ord, and the down train f rora Fredericton was stopped wituin fifteen milis of tbat place by the givina; way of a bridge. All the streams along the line have overflowed tbeir banks, and the whole country for miles at a stretch seems to be uuder water. There are wasbouts on the line of tbe NorĂ¼iern & Western, whicb extends from Frederictou to Chatham. There are several wt.s'uouls above Woodstock, and the passage of trains is stopped. St. John will be cut ott' from the west for two more daya at least. All mail matter for tbe United States will be sent by way of the InterColonial railway to Riclimond Juuction. The first, batcli was sent Monday night, and will probably reach Boston on TVednesday night. The mails to Fredericton will be sent by steamar.

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Ann Arbor Argus
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