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them up, while the river rose
The river stood at 53 and
5-10ths feet this morning. This
is one and three-tenths higher
than ever before. It is expected
that the water will reach 55 feet
before tomorrow night.
All trains in and out of CJa.iro
have been stopped.
Train Hits Washout. -Russellville,
Ky., AgfiL 2.
Louisville & Nashville train No.
104 ran into a washoutnear Olm
stead, Ky.,i tdday. The engine
and mail-car turned over. The
engineer,, fireman and mail clerk
were , injured. The passengers
esckped without harm.
Harrisburg, 111., April 2. The
Big Four railroad is flooded for
a distance of 30 miles between
Vienna and Cairo by backwater
frjm the Ohio river. Families
fleeing from Cairo arrived here
on a special train today.
Jefferson City, Mo., April 2.
Governor 'Hadley today received
a request to order out the militia
to protect property in thcvicinity
of New Madrid, which is flooded.
The governor was told that the
inhabitants of the town are
wholly unable to cope with the
Telegraph and telephone communication-
with New Madrid
has broken down, and the exact
situation there canno be learned.
Troops probably willfbe sent. f
Hammond, Ind., April 2. The
Kankakee river early today broke
through the south dyke at Schnei
der, and in a frolicsome mood
formed a new river, bed through
a portion of the town.
Whole Town May Move.
I'Hereafter, the Kankakee will
flow through the new channel foB
one mile and a half from SchneP
der to the Illinois state line. It is
possible that the entire town o
Schneider will have to be moved,
if the Kankakee does not move it
The Brown dyke, north of
Shelby, is in danger of being
swept out today. Hundreds i of
men are working on it, strength-j
ening it with dirt and rock.
Armed men are patrolling the
dykes as the result of the discov
ery of what is said to have been
a plot to dynamite a dam recently
built by the Chicago, Indiana &
Many of the farmers of the
vicinity opposed the building of
this 'dam, claiming that- it would
lessen the value of their holdings.?
Last night a hole was discovered
in the dyke, and two men who
were working over the hole were
surprised, by guards.
Over 100,000 acres of land
along the Kankakee have been
flooded. The damage already
done is upwards of $1,000,000. v
Half a 'dozen ice gorges on the
Columet river have "been dynafi
mited, but the water continues to
rise at an alarming rate. This
city and Gary is threatened. "
AH the wagon bridges over llic
CaluieCt have gone out. Two
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