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kinds of buildings, many bodies jvill
, Conservative business men today,
placed property damage at $2;000,
000. "Water .has largely receded.
On Board Government's Special
Near Clifton Forge, W. Va. De
layed by washouts and notified of the
high flood stages of the Ohio river,
Secretary of War Garrison,, in charge:
of the government's special flood re
lief party,, decided today to abandon
his schedule" of crossing the Ohio at
Keneva, W. Va., and now plans to
push on to Columbus, O., near Cin
cinnati. From .there attempt will be
made to travel eastward to Coluni--feus,
by boats, if necessary. He'brig
inally plannea to travel to Chillicothe,
but railroad officials advised against
attempting to cross the swollen
Ohio, expept near, Cincinnati.
HOW HUMAN LIVES PAY FOR
Scoffing at the proudest works of
man, nature in Omaha by wind, in
Dayton by flood shows us how puny
we are when, brought face to face
with her elemental passions.
The wind no man can tame. Like
the earthqiiake it is a hazard which
civilization must accept.
But floods are in part man-made. '
jOnce the Miami valley, pathway of
th!e latest horror of the angry waters,
was tree-idad and root-bound against
excess of moisture.
Then man came, saw gold in the
standing timber and felled it cove
tously. ,S6 now we. have the awful after
math homes swept away, family
circles broken,--the groaning cres
cendo, of grief and want
Again will thewarm heart of hur
manity pour out .its' treasures in
works ofrescue. Again will unsus
pected heroism", spurred into revela
tion by the shock of a great calamity,
tenew our faii.in. lagan, nature an,d,
write' new glories on the scroll of
But the greed that felled . those
noble trees, the carelessness that
stripped those .narrow water .courses
to the fatal onrush of the raging tor
rent shall they not comei under ,a.
resolution of abatement?
After ninety-four days of warm dis
pute, the board of arbitration select
ed to set a wage scale for 14,000
street railway employes here, who
threatened to strike, has reached a
verdict and, the result will.tfe an
The length of time taken to reach
the award is said to have been the
longest in the history of labor arbi
trations. However, employe's will re-,
ceive back pay covering the increase
fixedln the new scale.
HICKORY NUT JUMBLES '
Tested Recipe by Caroline Coe.
One' cup of butter, pnecup of
sugar, 'two eggs, two cups of flour,
one-half cup of hickory nut meats
one- teaspoon ofbaking powder. .
Method of Mixing.' Cream, butter
and sugar, addeggs one at a time, .
beating each intSthe sugar and. but
ter mixture. Add flour into which
baking powder has been sifted and
nut meats at the same time. This
will be a very stiff dough.f and press'
into as regular. shape aspossible.. I
find dropped cookies, even if the
shape is not regular nor' the sizes
even.just as effectual, ill appeasing
the small boy's appetite, and this
method saves much time .and labor.
Try this next time.
Farmer (to one of his laborers,
who, had coine home after fiis 'first
training in the militia) Which would
,.ypu rather be, a soldier or a farm
hand; Paddy? Pat A soldier, of
course. Farmer And why so, Pad
dy? Pat Weil, you see, you'd be a .
long time working Jt or 'a farmer be-,
for? he'$ W yes. to l&fttsajfr