Issue 17 and Volume 29.

THE FLOODS AND THEIR MORAL. LIKE fire, water is a good servant, but a bad master. During the last few days water, that everyday drudge, has for the nonce turned itself into a dominating power in the Middle West and some parts of New England, and has wrought havoc wherever it has been able to assert its sway. In Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh and Allegheny, two cities situated at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, which, when united, become the Ohio river, have suffered grave loss, but may consider themselves fortunate in having been spared the widespread damage which the flooded Ohio has caused to Cincinnati and other towns and villages along its valley. In New England the States of Connecticut and Massachusetts have apparently been the chief sufferers, while New York State has had, her share. In Connecticut the chief damage has been at New Haven and Derby, while…

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