, While the destruction ira.s heAvy at m'any towns along the r^r, yet it Uialc touythat the Ioks at Ripley Kill exceed that of any place in the \t\ky ^ in propotion. to population. 'I he destruction to property here was" itnmense. Over one hundred houses wer^ .swept ./rom their foundations and jwre'cketl, and as the m.i*jf>rit:y of thrsc belonged to the working class I <>r^brcitizcDs, .the, loss. u-iil fall, et jpecially h*avy on them, jt is im¬ possible to ipakeany estimate of the: I lota sustained by each, but tKe total dflttount vill runaway up in the tliouiianclt. Every business houle in ,lawti, but one was submerged, and eViiry inerchaiit had their stocks dam¬ aged and is lo«er more or Je*s. , . jl Over two-thirds ofthe town was |>tt1i4erged,-and by actuil cOttnt five hundred icwi eighty seven; families ¦were in the flooded district "the Citizens Relief^Cormnttte has; done- IDobK aa<l bet^'c work in Raiding the dotitate • - handreds, accomplished, throtigh the liberality of our own citizens and thegencrou4«id extended by heighbbriag towns and viltagei. There IS a good supply of provisions still in the hands of the committee aods^jc is l>eing issued , in regular ra- tiOt^toftho^e dcSj^tJitc.^who.Jverc dnVwo'Trdm home. ' «> v-fll ofr-jtnany weeks y,et until the. houses in the "bSi'tbms" are rni'defe'<J habital>lc, a ndj as. rapidly., an the waters fall work iril|ik> c^ntitiued in the district'floONded ))y if large number of hand.s, who are ^r^kiRg faithfully Jn getting the hous- .es,<xnd otl^er buildings:back in proper p<^fitioui and makiagqtherlliecessary repairs. ].;.,,,' ¦. ¦ ^•' .¦¦.•'.': . .
rVhe iv|itef here extended out Main stEiJci tothcold "Ripiey rlocel," skiffs landing at the porch jh front, .a[6d' rebelling withina fewybches of some ofKthe second stories, v'On.'Secofld .street the water extlinded from the ^TbMil!i^ residence (Dugan property) itiSfesttona, to the residence,of C; A. ^ Ls^n/heair Mulberry streeL «:|;V*''^-.'1 i^v'J^ie water, was twelve feet .deep at I'the'Winer of Main and Second street, this|,-point beipg the bst covered be-. tWtcn^Frontand Fourth. *'; t' * -' • i 'iTie flood of 1884 has left ^its ttace itj.our town, which wilj not be era3i- catedfor' years to come, .ahd will never be forgotten by our .citizens.