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DOES MUCH DAMAGE
THIRTY PEOPLE DROWNED IX
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Financial Loss is $10.000.000?Hundreds
of Persons Stll Menaced
l>y Tremendous Tide.
Thirty thousand persons homeless;
2,000 square miles of country inundat- I
ed; 30 persons drowntd, and a finan
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stitute the result of a two-weeks flood
ill the Mississippi valley. These figures
were arrived at last night by government
engineers and officials of State
levee boards engaged in battling with
the ravages of the Mississippi from
Points in Illinois to threatened places
in Mississippi and Arkansas.
UimHro/'c lwrsons still are men
aced by the tremendous tide of the
river at points in lower Mississippi,
northwest Tennessee and Arkansas.
They are marooned in house tops, in
trees and on anchored rafts directly
in, the sweep of the river. Rescuingsquads
at many points have been compelled
to take negroes from dangerous ]
ground because they insisted upon re-1
maining to guard property.
The most dangerous point in the
flood situation today was the levee at
Golden Lake, Ark. At 9 o'clock to
night the Golden Lake levee held and
as it continued to batfle the swirl of
the flood, danger in the southern part
of the valley increased. As long as
the flood remains in the levees north,
the strain 011 the southern embankments
Hourly the danger works south ward.
In the upper reaches of the Ohio and
Mississippi tonight the river practically
is at a standstill. The flood crest
now is exeriea on uie u>^ts juuui iuc
Missouri line southward.
There has been suffering among
thousands of refugees gathered in the
highland towns of the floods reach.
However, officials of the State and
federal government are working to
greatest menace now is directed toward
those persons marooned in the
inundated territory. Scores of bouts
maniied by rescue parties are hurrying
to relieve the prisoners.
State and levee boards in the districts
south* of Memphis have been laboring
all dav to ston the threatened
levees. Mississippi State officials think
their embankments will hold.
PRISONERS TO FLOODS;
BOATS EFFECT RESCUES
Memphis, Tenn., April 7.?In the
wide stretches of the Mississippi's
flooded acres tonight there are three
striking pictures The north ermost
is in the 500 square miles of the
Reelfoo: lake country of Tennessee,
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wnere ^,uuu ur inuie jjerauiia uivt ucm
driven from their homes by the smashing-of
a Mississippi levee in southwest
Kentucky. In this district thousands
of acres of fertile fields are undef
water. Scores of persons who have
lefased to desert their homes are now
imprisoned in upper floors and 011
roofs ot flood-menaced houses.
A few miles south in Arkansas three
counties are under water. From this
rich "bottom" country, hundreds of
farmers and villagers have been driven.
Flood waters swept over the fertile
fields and thriving villages last;
night \vith the breaking of ue leveo
on the Arkansas side north o, Memphis.
Today great numbers of por.soiis
marooned cn roofs of houses and
in trees have been taken out of the
flooded district in boats. Probably
many more water-impriscned are in
imminent peril. There are not boats
enough to perform the rescue workj
required. Three counties?Crittenden,
Poinsett and Cress?are flooded.
The scene south of these points im- j
presses one with the might of a giant
stream on a rampage. Homes that
once marked the centre of rich "bottom"
farms now float in a torrent
that can not be stayed. Bits of wreckage
floating along in the tawny tide i
reflect the extent of the damage in \
the valley -below.
From the standpoint of the northern ;
dweller, a picture of a Mississippi j
valley flod is best expressed 111 figures
of possible life loss and statistics telling
of the number of square miles inundated.
To the valley plantation
owner a different picture presents itself.
With him inundation of his farm by j
a torrent from the river overflow;
means erosion of his acres, setback.
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o:' Iiio crop ana ioss oi iauui.
To the small farmer and "settler."!
the coming of the flood means flight. 1
Hundreds of such persons have refuse'].
however, to leave their homes
and in many instances such cases have ;
been dealt with with force. The marooned
in house tops are compelled tp
take to barges and sent to places of
safety. There have been reports of
fatalities among "poor whites" and
negroes who risked their lives to save
Attempts to "cover" the story along
the stretch of levees from south Mis
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involved many personal risks by newspaper
One of the most daring exploits was!
successfully essayed by a young correspondent
who floated 011 a log on
the crest of the tide when the levee
broke at Hickman. He made his way t
to Tiptonville, Tenn., then telephoned j
the story of the flight from the Reelfoot
country to Memphis.
Another news writer, a pretty young!
woman of Hickman, Ky., half swam, i
half waded in imminent peril to get!
from her home to the long distance ;
telephone in order that the first definite
story of the rescue of a thousand i
persons at Dorena, Mo., might reach i
the outside world.
Of the striking features of bravery
which stands out in the fight against
the flood, possibly the most conspicuous
has been that of the couriers who
rode in advance of the tide to warn
villagers and farmers out of the path
of the raging stream.
The telephone has been brought
largely into play. Patrols stationed
at menaced points have watched for
[ crevasses night and day. The moment
that a break occurred the patrols hur;
ried to telephone stations and warned
farmer who watched for the
breach in the St. Francis levee yesterday
afternoon mounted his horse when
I the tide broke through the embanKi
raent. As he started to ride away, his
I wife grasped the bridle of his horse.
J "Where are you going?" she called,
| struggling with the horse.
| "To warn my neighbors," replied the
I planter. "You must get to the boats."
The planter's wife managed to get
j her children away in safety while her
I hiisihand raced with the flood, warning
farmers out of the tide's path. The
warning probably saved scores of
A peddler who travels in the country
surrounding Memphis lived in a small
! frame house. Water entered his dwelling.
He moved to the attic. He made
i his rounds in a boat that he moored to
I a tree at night. The last night he
j slept in his attic, he awoke to find the
j water around his bed.
The only implement available was
a can opener. The peddler cut an
opening in tlie roor ana, nnumg mo
boat and stores safe, escaped. The
i can opener probably saved liis life.
BODY OF 3IRS. GREEVER.
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mains in River?Little Doubt of
! Washington, April 5.?The body of
; Mrs. X. Roberta Greever, wife of Rev.
! W. H. Greever, of Columbia, was
j found by the District of Columbia police
boat Vigilant floating in the waters
of the Potomac river, near Mount
< Vernon, last night.
| The point where the ooay was iuuiiu
is off Fort Hunt, about 20 miles from
j this city. Capt. Jansen commands
j the tug which runs between Indian
: Head and Washington navy yard. As
i he was coming up the river last evenjing
about 6 o'clock, he saw a human
body, face down, floating in the water.
Ho reported to the police when he
He said mat ne was unamc iu
whether the body was that of a man
The Vigilant- left "Washington this
morning and went down the river as
far as Glymont, just above Indian
Head, in search of the body.
Inquiry made of the district au
thorities tonight brought out this information,
also the fact that the body
was recovered this afternoon and;
from the clothing in which the body
was clad, and a ring 011 one of the j
fingers, there seems to be aDSonueiy;
no doubt that it is Mrs. Greever. Mrs.;
Greever's husband is now en route to j
this city from Columbia. Until he:
reaches here it can not be positively j
stated that the body is that of his wife, j
In the minds of the district authori- j
ties, however, there appears to be ab- j
solutely 110 doubt that the mystery of
Mrs. Greever's disappearance has at
last been solved.
Early this evening the body was
taken 10 the Virginia shore and tne;
nearest coroner was notifio.l. He lives i
about ten miles distant and it was j
some time before he could be reached.j
Until his arrival the body could not i
be removed to the District of Colum-1
bia by its authorities.
Some time tonight the Vigilant will1
bring th-p corpse here and it will be
nken to the morgue to await identifi
ennon by Mr. Greever, who will arrive
early tomorrow morning.
There seems to bo no doubt, what-j
ever that he will quickly declare it
to l e 'hat of Mrs. Greever.
The disappearance of Mrs. Greever
from one of the busiest of Washington's
streets February 17. while strol!
ling along look?*1.: in shop whitlows,'
lias until the piv-ent time, remained
msolved. Police authorities of eveiy
city in the country, harbor masters
and railroad officials and detectives
lmve been on the constant lookout for
her, but without result. Her disap
pen ranee was due to ill health and
extreme nervousness, from which she
had suffered for some time.
Mrs. Greever was 44 years old. She
was the daughter of the late Rev. G.
A. Bruegel, a Lutheran clergyman.
Beside her husband, Mrs. Greever
leaves three children, Walton H.
Greever, Jr., age 9; Miriam Greever,
aged G, and Virginia Greever, aged o.
ESDS LONG SEARCH
FOR MRS. GRI-EVER
Washington, April C.?Satisfied beyond
doubt that the drowning oi Mrs.
X. Robeita Greever, wife of Rev. W.
II. Greever, of Columbia, in the waters
o: the Potomac river on the night cf
February 17 last, was entirely accidental
and occurred while Mrs. Greever
was endeavoring to make her way
j to Tazewell, Va., to see her three children,
aged 6, 9, and 3 years, Corc;;cr
| Xevitt today decided that no inquest
i Ti'/xiilrJ > >a nor-occrw in tVia iv-iSP TllP
j body of Mrs. Oeever was found floating
in the Potomac about 20 mil^s bti
A. H. Kohn, of Columbia, accomj
panied Mr. Greever to this city. They
reached here shortly before noon today
and went to police headqiiaiter:
j where they conferred with Inspector
!Boan1m?n rnd . > A*
I later going to the morgue. The artij
cles of jewelry taken from the bodv
i were turned over to the minister.
Ttia idanfifirtotinn r\f tlio Knrlv tpr.
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; minated the long search which has
been made by the nuaband, brother
: brother-in-law,and a host of friends
: of the popular Lutheran minister
I and cleared the mystery which so com:
pletely puzzled the police. Adolpha
j T. Bruegel, brother of Mrs. Greever
i arrived here from Philadelphia earl>
: last night and went to the morgue
: Miss Ryan, who was Mrs. Greever's
i nurse at the time she disappeared, aisc
j went there. They looked at the rins
I and breastpin taken from the bod}
: and were perfectly satisfied.
Before her marriage Mrs. Greevei
was Miss X. Roberta Bruegel, (laughi
ter of the late Rev. C. A. Bruegel, z
: Lutheran minister. She had resided ii
Xew York and Pennsylvania. Evei
j since Mrs. Greever disappeared, 011 c
bitter cold night in February, wher
1 the muddy Potomac was two feei
i thick in ice and entirelv frozen ovei
i except where a narrow channel was
| kept open for passage of steamer:
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I there has been the greatest amount
; of sympathy expressed for Mr. Greevi
er. Not only his South Carolina
j friends here, but people of all classes
church people, and all have done theii
! utmost to help him in his trouble.
i There has never been any doubt ir
| the minds of those familiar with th*
! case that Mrs. Greever had been the
I victim of some accident which time
; alone would explain. This has apparI
ently been the case. The rough, tur
' bulent waters have given up their vieI
tim ana no one doubts that their beliel
! was correct.
I Tonight Mr. Greever said that he
i had not so far completed arrangej
ments for the funeral but that in all
; probability the body cf Mrs. Greevei
I would be carried to Tazewell where
members of the family reside. Nothing
will be decided upon until the arrival
of other members of the family
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