been itsed for" storage reservoirs and had 'eenemjty when' 'the Easter
floods carrie this great disaster would have been prevented.
If the reservoir system wbrkeddutby the geological survey of the
United States were built thelloods-of the 'lb wer Mississippi, valley would be
conrolled forever? .
We have spetft'n'early- $40O;OOO;OOO to .Uuild a Panama canal. We can
spend another $400,0fl0,'Qp0Cto.,control these, floods. if riecessary.
The development of the nation and the" people'fr1 safety demand it.
It is our greatest physical problem) The Chinese have, had a problem like
it in theirgreat river' for 4,000 years. They have bent to the scourge cen
tury after .century. But that is not the Anglo-Saxon, way.
We do not bend; we fight! -
Let us barethe arm that cut through .the isthmus, spanned the con
tinent with" steel and'wre'sted a -world' from savagery:- '
; o o .
THE FLOOD' SITUATION ON THE
Carmi, III., April 1. The Ohio river
reached 55y2 feet at Shawne,etown,
today. Levees are still holding. Wo-
men and children have left the city:
Militiamen -are on guard, and. the Illi
nois, naval reserves are 'on, duty with T
then: boats. Even shpuld the levees
give way, no lossjjf life is expected.
A BLOODLESS VICTORY
"Fooled th' -confidence 'men, that
time, by heck! Got by them at th'
depot by jumpin' inter a taxicab an?
ridin' uptown. Only cost me $79.88,
t 0 O :
"I've got a poem," he said, when
he had secured the attention of the
editor. "My dear "sir, that pigeon
hole is filled with 'poems awaiting
publication." "But 'this describes
the virtues of 'the Ache DeBtroyer,
and I will pay five dollars a line to
have it printed," said the author.
"Ah, charming! I'm glad to see you
turn your attention to -verse. I wish
all had .your" gift"' ' -
Cairo, 111. Drainage district leyees
north of Cairo have been abandoned,
and it is only a 'question of time until
they will be swept away.
, Militiamen and every man left in
the city are working on the Cairo
levees. If they break thecity will be
flooded. Appeal has been made to
the federal .government for the use
of three scows anchored near here.
:Naval reserves are aiding in fight
ing the flood. Martial law has been 0
declared, and ample provisions have
been made for safety of residents of 51
the city. , ,
Memphis, Tenn-Sandbags are be- .
ing used, to reinforce the levees on5i.
the Mississippi north of here. A 46-
foot Btage in the river is feared.
Cincinnati, O.- The, Ohio river has
remained statipnair at 59.8 feet since n
i o'clock this morning. Predictions
are made that it will not recede for11
several days. -
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