The Water Going Down; news about Covington flood (no Hemingray info)


Publication: The Kentucky State Journal

Newport, KY, United States
vol. 16, no. 90, p. 3, col. 2

The Water Going Down.


The water is rapidly receding from the city and everything in the bottoms is again being put in shape.

There have been some slight pilfering and thievery reported during the flood especially at the Addyston Pipe and Steel Works, where quantities of coal and iron have been carried away. Several special police have been appointed by Mayor Berry to watch this portion of the city. If the present fall continues, the water will have left Newport entirely by to-morrow or Monday. T. C. Brown, the coal merchant, last night donated five hundred bushels of the black diamonds for the benefit of the flood sufferers. He was followed by Hastings, Greife and Spinks, who each gave one hundred bushels.

Each of the above dealers will furnish coal to those in the bottoms and deliver the same from now on at ten cents per bushel. Mayor Berry has made arrangements for five thousand bushels of coal to be distributed among the poor in the inundated district as soon as the water leaves their premises.

The street cars between here and Dayton and this city and Covington resumed running this morning.

The ferryboats are also running as usual.

The Relief Committee are busily engaged in delivering coal among the poor for drying out their houses. The express wagons and furniture cars will have all they can do in the next day or two, in moving people back to their deserted homes.


Researcher notes:It is likely that Hemingray's old Covington, KY plant was flooded during this flood.
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Glenn Drummond
Date completed:April 30, 2011 by: Bob Stahr;