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jj In CO* •' »w York.,
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X" lAIX. .N° 23,085.
PANORAMA OF THE PLACE DE LA CONCORDE, NOW COVERED BY THE WATERS OF THE SEINE
\utomobilc Club of F™ cl r°* p£ " Orses , of Marl - v: f thc water extends from this point up the Champs Elysees to the Grand Palais and is four feet deep in places. 2. The: Cercle dcs Epatants, one of the famous clubs of Paris. 3. The
6 The Rue Rovale which* ha 7° g °"' i 7 mcnibe / s and guests enjoyed with their meals what has been called the most beautiful view in Europe. .4. The Hotel Crillon. 5. The Church of the Madeleine, at the head of the Rue Rovalc.
of the Rue de RivoH inJUtt ?C? C ' * ***™ P laces an is partly inundated. Maxim's, Durand's and other famous restaurants are on this street. 7. The Obelisk. 8. The palace occupied by the Ministry of Marine. 9. The beginning
completely filled 10 P l tu"* ° /*' ""^ which ** Metropolitan! Underground Railway runs. This street has caved in at many.points and the water has gushed out of the subway stations-, indicating that the tunnels arc
compieteh filled. 10. Residence. of Baron.de Rothschild. 11. Dome of the Grand Opera House, seen over the tops of the buildings. 12. Gardens of the Tuileries, which are. under water.. . 13. Entrance to the gardens.
SZ^ ■ . ! ■ ' ' . ' "-■ (Photograph copyrighted, 1000. by the N'otman Photo Co.. Boston.)
IMO.MSTS GAIN
LEADIXG PARTIES IX
(LOSE EIGHT.
festtrdnj/'s Voting to Decide
Outcome of British
Elections.
Returns from the British election!
shew that th© Unionists are one sea 1
ihezd in the contest .with, the Liber
sis, while. the -Labor and Nationalist
parties have earned 117 seats, Th«
table follows:
Unionists .264
Liberals 263
Labor 40
Nationalists 77
■:ab> 1" Thr Tribunal
London, Jan. -S.— The coalition major
. ity has been increased to-day to 117,
*Ith a neck-to-neck race between the
Liberals and the Unionists for first
plac*>. The Unionists, by gaining five
*eats in English counties, now hold 264
f'-eu, to th» Liberals' °I<S\, the Labor
members and Nationalists being ex
cluded. The result in Buteshire was de-
J*rrcd for several hours, and when it
came it was unexpected, the Liberal loss
tutting the Unionists ahead by a. single
jxtint. Whether they can retain that
V c- • advantage depends upon four
doubtful . divisions in the remaining
lwentyrcight - polls at Wick. Droitwich.
I»arham and Huntingdon.
The government; with lit* Labbrites and
£2 Nationalist!?, will probably have a final
Juajonty of 122, ; but the Nationalists'
E»'jp will not be united, except on the
i *"<io question. Mr. O'Brien has been re
turr«=i in' triumph from _ Cork,', and ex
pmau to muster •• ten * recruits - for a
Fufrma warfare against. the budget and
■Mr Redmond's leadership. . The Hon. F.
j Jt-'Guest; after losing twice apparent!/
fiTf by-elections, has won unexpectedly
it' the Dorset- division.. - . . . . • -
j The elections - will . virtually . be i over
the results of to-day's polling are
declared to-morrow. Meanwhile the ser
tykes of an eflVient fool killer are needed
Mtotig the extremists on both sides,
Otte ol the most keenly contested fights
«* ■'■• electoral campaign in Ireland took
$ace to-day in .South County . Dublin.
7hie was the only Irish constituency out
»)*« Lister, .if Dublin University be ex
ciudfd, not held by the Nationalist
'party 81 the time of dissolution. The
Unionists had a majority of 14M3 four
>'-' ago. -but- the Nationalists have
-■ rnede »u«-h a vigorous 'onslaught on the
f*»t ••••».- fully. expect to recapture
ir . and the disappointment of the Home
fculcrs will bo great "if a Unionist tri
fcaiph is announced to-morrow. On the
fiber hand. East Tyrone, which "was also
J <tsght to-day, was held by the National
ists at ity last election by only a ma
jority of IS and as the total Nationalist
VA\ may have been reduced owing to the
I'J'lit in ti:e camp the Unionists regard
th 'dr prospect* In this division as rosy. ,
Arnold Ward, the son of the novelist.
_" Humphry Ward, was among the
ttiontst victor* at the polls yesterday-
I. K. F.
QOLOBLKSS RESULT.
Moth Sides Claim Victory for
Their Principles. . ]■
J^.-vlon, Jan. 28.-Non« that Hie electoral
"** " Js on the point of < losing, th« curl
jj h «ffen i« e«- n of both eonft* tfm par-
J* claiming victory, and both basin* th*"Jr
»i^l *' th pUiusibir- arguments. broadly
S V^ '*■ M the question of free trade
tT I^' Protection, it cannot be said that
£**j2*"i '«•"■!* have decided anything, and It
. •* "'' to judge whether the country a.s
•T*ol» '■ •'l.'jil.r „,,r vß' t>r the <•"«•'
- <> the rontentkMifl of the Up'
ijs'. tll^'»i<su«trla| communities already
h ' f. tsje| to a»lli<»r« to trade, and
X " jhat reinaius for tnera to do is to coin
fa'^ tlif pror *^- 3 °f conversion of the asri
£&W pnssjsjiisn. '. Hi cording to M>e (<i! '
*fJ^ W " the Plication, ,-■.,.. ..).!• is
E at a gr^t pace, ami it is SSJ)
( '-'nlinufd ou M roud i>-«s«-
( . . • ■
10-dn.T, rnin or «itnn
To-morrow, part It rloud.T.
TURXER IX COMMAND.
Mauretania Leaves Liverpool
tcith New Captain.
The Cunard liner Mauretania, the fast
est passenger steamship afloat, will
leave Liverpool to-day in command of
Captain W. T. Turner. This is the sec
ond change in the company's plans slnce
Captain John Pritchard. commodore of
the fleet and commander of the Maure
tania, r?si§med from the Cunard Line
Eervice, about two months ago.
On Captain Pritchard's retirement
Captain R. C. Warr. the senior captain,
became commodore, but. desiring to put
a younger man in command of the Mau
retania, the company selected Captain
Charles. It was planned to let Captain
Warr Witt the Ma-Jrrtanla for a few
trips and then turn her over to Captain
Charles, but this arrangement was ab
ruptly changed a few days ago, when
the Mauretania came out of drydock
after her brief annual overhauling.
Captain Turner was getting splendid
work out of the Lusitania, and his skill
in handling her caused the company to
give him permanent command of the
Mauretania, which is faster. Captain
Turner was content to remain on the
Lusitania. but the board of directors de
cided that he should take the fastest
ship of the fleet and assigned Captain
Charles to the Lusitania.
It is contended that the older captains
arc not equal to the strain of running a
big quadruple screw turbine ship at 24
knots. It 's believed in the steamship
quarter that Captain Turner will force
B"iiie new records out of the Mauretania
this winter over the lone course.
IT'S A WISE FATHER.
Man?/ Babes Secretly Adopted
by Wives.
! By Trl«>grsph to The Tribune i
Chicago. Jan. 28.— "There are in Chi
cago to-day fully three thousand men
fondllnc infanLs that are not their own,
but babies adopted by their wives— and
the 'fathers' are none the wiser."
This was the statement made to-day
l.y Lyman W. Ropers, treasurer of the
National Maternity Hospital. from
which institution he says some two hun
dred and fifty infants are adopted into
good homes every year.
Of these two hundred and fifiv infant.",
more than one-half are believed by the
"fathers" to be their own, lie declared.
A majority of tiie babies, he said, enter
homes in stations high above those
which they would otherwise occupy.
SINGLE ONLY SIX MINUTES.
Pittsburg Woman Divorced and Married
in Rapid Sequence.
[By Telegraph to Tli«» Tribune 1
Pittsburg, Jan. at—Mr*. Anna L. Will
iams broke all Pittsbiirg records for the
marriage of a divorcee to-day. Within
three minutes after she had received a
(\f-r-rof from John A. Williams she appeared
at the local marriage license bureau with
William C. Watkins, who divorced Ills wife
two. years ago, applied for a license, an']
within three minutes more was again mar
ried. Squire George Campbell performed
the ceremony.
- Watkins is thirty-four years old and his
bride is thirty-two. The first marriage of
each was dissolved on the round of de-
rtjon.
FINDS "A FISH WITH LEGS."
Carnegie Explorer May Have the Pis
catory Missing Link.
j>ittf*lJ"r*r. Ja " *' A tin '"'* marked
-•Handle with care" arrived at the Carrier
rt« Institute to-day containing a specimen
.' oaJeleu aquatic life, •ailed popularly
"i fish 'with, IB*." found by Dr. .John
iiiHHM at Manoas, «fJra/.11.
"The specimen received." said Dr. Hol
land director, of the institute to-day, "is a
!!.aI.W animal, which is blind, has a
LL realr cal rartilflginous cord instead of a true
t . .;, lias teeth In a small head, mouth
" the „nd* Md.- and a protruding aw
■ 1 a dorsal *& flap resembling a nn.
B «L'rentlv th« link between the salamander
•'' V n . h The discovery is most i - m
81.'! a . n-i'- , „
nrtallt ' to ZOOIORISIP
1 r»r ii« a— i fo.md the specimen at the
1 .iV,n of the I 1'"I 1 '" NVfc'ro and the. Amazon
-■"•■;;'.■' while on an exploring trip for tha
git ln«Utute.
NEW-YORK. SATURDAY. JANUARY 20. 1910;— FOURTEEN PAGES. ♦ PRICE ONE ( 'ENT '■"" ",!,V«. < ,Tt,:";xr., < T,\%'-'
HOT DINNER DEBATE
OPIMOXS DIFFER OX
RAILROAD COXTJtOL.
Commissioner Clements Talks
of "Scandalous Exploitation"
— F. L. Stetson's Reply,
Francis Lynde Stetson, president of the
Economic Club, introduced Judson C.
Clement, of the interstate Commerce
Commission, as the first speaker at tho
club's dinner, in the. Hotel Astor last
night, and when Mr. Clements was
through declaring for effective govern
ment supervision of railroad corpora
tions, citing two instances of what he
called "scandalous exploitation" by the
latter, Mr. Stetson replied in a way
tha f brought an immediate uproar.
Mr. Clement struck a blow at the Har
riman syndicate, calling attention to the
Chicago & Alton case, in which stock,
funded debt, etc, of $34,000,000 was ex
panded to $114,(310.037, of which only
(18,000,000 was expended for improve
ments, leaving over $00,000,060 increase
of stock and liabilities without one dol
lar of consideration. In this transac
tion, he said, the principal stockholders
voted themselves over .StJ,oOO,OOo, which
was never reported to the commission.
Then he took up thr Louisville & Nash
ville case. When J. P. Morgan and
Charles M. Schwab bought from John W.
Gates the control of the road, the At
lantic Coast LiiT apreed to take th* 3
stock, and to do so issued stock and
bonds of a Mttle less than $.">o,ooo,<X m >.
Mr. Clements said that this control was
obtained on an option acquired over
night. Ho gave it as his belief that
while Mr. Morgan said Mr. Gates was
not a fit man to operate a railroad, he
really feared him as a competitor in the
South.
Mr. Stetson, when Mr. ('lenient sat
down and the one thousand persons pres
ent had stopped cheering, said that he
knew little about tho Alton affair, but
knew all about the Louisville & Nash
ville matter. He declared that he had
•waited five years for a report from the
commission after its investigation, but
none had been made up to th.^ present
time. One of the commissioners had told
him that the transaction was a moral
and an equitable one, he said. As to a
remark made by Mr. Clement that the
widows and orphans suffered through
these stock transactions, he didn't believe
it, for the dividends had been paid regu
larly.
There, were ringing cheers, and Mr.
Stetson was abotit to introduce William
McCarroll, of the Public Service Com
mission, when there was a storm of cries
for an answer from Mr. Clement.
MR. CLEMENT'S ANBWER.
"Do you really want an answer?" asked
the Commissioner.
Mr. Stetson tried to rule that Mr. Ifc-
Carrol! should speak first, but the club
then and there demonstrated the power
(if popular control. Mr. McCarroll
shouted above the uproar that he would
pivc way, and with reluctance Mr. Stet
son called Mr. Clement to the platform.
Mr. Clement said:
"We made our report to Congress, en
lightened it regarding the whole Louis
ville & Nashville proceeding, and that
was the full extent of our powers. • It
was for Congress to apply the remedy."
There was a quick response from the
audience, and when there was quiet Mr.
HeCarroil came forward, and almost ini
mediiiteJy came in conflict with Mr.
Clement, who before his reference to the
two deals ' had . favored., more effective
federal control of public corporation!*,
that the book.-? of corporations should In
open to Inspection by the government tfl
prevent rate favoritism, and : had de
clared that the issuance of stock meant
loss than nothing. He had also said that
railroad*", in the nvent that the rommis
elon order rate* lowered, would take,
their ovrrcapitalizatlon Into court ax a
justification of hlfher rate'--, mid the
< ••tiliii. .■•■■! oil tliiril l>..g<-.
AVTO HITS ARTIST.
Miss Longaerc Knocked Dozen
and BadUf Hurt.
While running to catch a southbound
Eighth avenue streetcar at 67th street
and Central Park West last night. Miss
Lydia Lonsracre, of No. 27 West 67th
street, slipped on the icy street and was
struck by an automobile. She was
dragged for several feet. Her left ankle
was fractured and she suffered contu
sions and possible internal injuries.
Miss Longacre, who is a miniature
painter, left her home last night to visit
an art gallery at Fifth avenue and 34th
street, where she has several miniatures
on exhibition. After striking her. the
automobile came to a &top and two men
got out. placed her in the car and took
her to her home, going away before
their identity could be learned. Mrs
Andrew L,ongacre. her mother, called In
the family physician, who advised that
she be taken to the Red Cross Hos
pital, where her condition was said to be
serious.
AUTO SMASH FATAL.
One Dead, One Dying in Grade
( 'rossing A ccidc n t .
I By Telegraph to Thf THhtin**. |
Hartford, Conn.. Jan. 2&— WhiM rac
inp his car v. its utmost to beat an elec
tric interurban train, Robert C. Tuttle,
of this city, was killed and his wife
fatally injured to-night at a grade cross-
Ing in Rockville. when the train struck
the machine. Louis Wiers, who was in
the automobile with the Tuttles, jumped
In time to save his life. He was slightly
injured.
Mr. Tuttle was the son of Charles L.
Tuttle, Charity Commissioner of this
city. Mrs. Tuttle is the daughter of Dr.
H. T. Sweet, of Hartford. Dr. rtweot is
attending his daughter, but he has little
hope of her recovery.
Tuttle would probably have won his
race against the train but for the back
firing of one cylinder when he threw
open the gas throttle.
WILL XOT DROP SUIT.
President Decides to Press Ac
tion Against Harriman Lines.
! From The Tribune Bureau. ]
Washington, Jan. 28. — The petition of
Maxwell Evarts and ex-Senator John C.
Spooner for dismissal of the suit against
the Harriman lines for alleged violation
of the Sherman law was considered at
the Cabinet meeting to-day, and it was
decided that the prosecution by the gov
ernment sjiould be continued.
There have been two conferences at
the White House regarding this suit, and
an effort has been made by the attorneys
to establish their contention that the
Union Pacific and Southern Pacific rail
roads were not competing lines within
the meaning of the Sherman act, and,
therefore, should not be made defend
ants la an anti-merger suit. Pursuant
to the last conference with the. Attorney
General, counsel for the Harriman lines
filed a brief with Chs Department of Jus
tice sotting forth the reasons why the
suit should be dismissed.
The Attorney General recommended t,.
the President that the prosecution be
pressed and the courts allowed to decide
the point at issue. This recommendation
the President approved.
BLAMES CLIMATE FOR INSANITY.
Young j Chinese Student Leaves Bay-
State Asylum Cured. , '
Northampton, Mass., Jan. -"The heavy
atmosphere of New England," 50 different
from tbo,air I am accustomed to. .caused
my insanity," .said Chln^Dade. the young
Chinese student ho -went j Insane about
two months ago, as he left the Northamp
ton State, Asylum to-day cured.,*
Chin has returned to Wilbraham Acad
emy, where, he Is -.preparing to enter the,
Massachusetts Institute- .if Technology.
He is on« of fifty youths recently sent to
America by the Chinese pov»rnmnnt to be
educated. ".'hyslctans said that overstudy
caused his mental breakdown.
$37.75 to New Orleans and Return,
J'enna. Railroad, account MardlQn Tick
ets" sold January ::i to February 6. 535.75
to Mobil, or Pensacola. Consult ticket agt».
— AllVt. . ■■•_.-:■, . :
AFTER J. R. KEENE
PROCESS SERVERS IX
FAIX SEARCH.
Financier. Subpoenaed in Hock
ing Case, Eludes Searchers
All Dan.
James R. Keene was sought all over
the city yesterday by process servers
in the employ of Irving L. Ernst, re-
CfeTver in bankruptcy for the firm of J.
M Fiske & Co.. who were trying tf> sen,-?
■him with subpoenas issued by Umt°rl
States Commissioner Alexander demand
ing his appearance to testify in the
bankruptcy proceedings brought against
the Fiske firm and also to explain his
alleged transactions as manager of the
Columbus and Hocking pool, the collapse
of which caused the failure of thn?e
Stock Exchange houses.
The anxiety of the receiver to have
Mr. Keene served with a subpoena at
this time was due to the fact that he
had received information that the fa
mous Wall Street operator was about to
sail for Europe. Up to a late hour last
night the process servers had been un
successful in their efforts to find Mr.
Keene. although he was believed to be
still hi hir office on the fifth floor of iho
Johnston Building, at No. 3^ Broad
street.
Process servers were not only on guard
here, but also at Mr. Keene"s apartments
at the Waldorf and at his country home
at Crdarhurst. Long Tsland. Men were
also watching the steamers which sail
for Europf to-day in the expectation
that he might decide to go on board ..he
night before, but "the old gray fox of
Wall Street" was apparently too clever
for his pursuers, for not once did th-=y
get sight of him.
OFFICE SCENT IS WARM.
The hottest scent : seemed to be at his
office, which was the first place to be
besieged, not only by the process serv
ers but by a small army. of reporters.
He had been seen to enter there earlier
in the day. and as no one saw him go
out. although strict watch was kept on
the entrance to his office and ■on the
elevators and stairway down which he
would have to come, it was decided he
was still there, notwithstanding the as
sertion of. one of his representatives
that he had gone about norm.
Every few minutes one of the clerks
would come out and assure the reporters
and process servers. that it was useless
for them to wait, that Mr. Keene
not there and that .he had telephoned
that he would not be back that day. As
to his whereabouts they expressed igno
rance. ' The watchers, however, kept up
their vigil in the hope of finally tiring
out the quarry, but if Mr. Keene was
really within he gave no sign of his
presence.
The apparent anxiety of his repre
sentative to ! get rid of the waiting
throng, he even going so far as to re
quest the superintendent of the building
to order them to depart, served only to
strengthen their belief that "the old fox"
was still within, and determined them to
camp on his trail . until he broke cover.
The j siege continued until a . late hour,
and was only abandoned -when the su
perintendent gave notice that he" was go
ing to lock up the building for the night.
j Klther Mr. Keene was determined to
spend the night at his office rather than
be served, or he had some way. of leav
ing unknown to thoso who were seeking
him. Baffled in their efforts at his of
fices the process servers transferred their
activities to the Waldorf, the watch also
being kept up at (V.larhurM and at the.
piers of. the departing steamers. But'' it
was all in vain.
The order requiring. Mr. Keene's ap
pearance was signed by Judge Adams, in
the United States District Court. -It de
mands his presence before Commlssioner
Alexander at 11 'o'clock on Monday
morning, and directs him to produce at
the hearing all th, books, papers, memo
randa and ether documents relating to
the Columhus and Hocking pool that he
Continued on third pa*e.
RED CROSS APPEALS.
Asks 'Americans to Aid Flood
. .-. . Sufferers in France.
Washington. Jan. 28. — American
Red Cross, having been informed to
day by Ambassador Bacon that con
tributions from: this country to. aid the
flood sufferers in France would be ac
ceptable," issued the following appeal to
the American public to-nignt:
. The American Rod Cross has received
cable advices from the United States
Ambassador in France that the govern
ment of that country will deeply appr°
ciate ; contributions from America for
the assistance of those suffering from
the terrible flood now devastating Paris
and the neighboring provinces.
„ . Pursuant to this information, the Red
Cross hereby appeals to the people of :h-»
United' States to contribute with th»f~
characteristic ■-generosity, to the relief of
our neighbors, whose, misfortune .'calls
for our substantial 'sympathy— a sym- ■
pathy deeper because . of . the traditional
friendship between the people; of France
and- this country. •■
Contributions for this purpose sent to
Charles D. Norton, treasurer of the Red
Cross, Washington. . will be forwarded
promptly by cable through the American
Ambassador.
The message from Mr. Baco n confirms
previous dispatches from Paris to the «f.
feet that no Americans, so far as known,
have boen injured by the flood, although
some of them, among them the ambas
sador himself, have been obliged to leave
th<-ir homes and seek new quarters.
NO POLITICS IX IT.
Official Statement Re^ardinz
President's Viait to Alhanji.
Washington. Jan. 28. — It can be stated
on authority that the projected visits ol
the President to Albany and to Roches
ter have nothing to do with New York
Stato polities. Th*» President some time
ago was invited by Mayor McEwen <>f
Albany, an old classmate at Yale, to
make a visit to the New York capital,
which he promised to do LAter. Gov
ernor Hughes begged him to become his
guest while in Albany, but the President,
in accepting both invitations, regarded
them as purely personal.
It was said to-day that he is not even
yet certain that he will be able to re
deem hi? promise, but that if he does, he
will not be drawn into any factional dif
ferences in Urn staf.
GUARDS SHOOT THREE
Naval Prisoner Killed Trying
to Escape at Portsmouth.
Portsmouth, X. 11.. Jan. 2S.— While at
tempting to escape from the naval prison
here in a boat ' to-day, three prisoners
were shot by armed guards, who killed
one fugitive and wounded the other two.
The dead man is R. F. ■ Spurting, of In
dianapolis. The wounded are Harry M ••-
Garvey and Albert J. Montgomery,
homes unknown. Both will recover.
At the end of the noon hour, when the
prisoners in detachments of about a
dozen each were marching back to their
places of employment in the yard, the
three men suddenly broke from the
ranks and ran for the gates. A momen
tary Impulse on the part of the rest of
the detachment to follow was frustrated
by .the accompanying guards, who closed
in on them, leaving the escaping trio to
other guards.
i The . fleeing men. by dodging around
various buildings, managed to reach the
banks of the Piseataqua River and Jump
into a skin" which they found there.
Guards followed fast on their heels, and
the fugitives were only a few hundred
feet in the stream when th.- pursuers,
seeing their demands for surrender dis
regarded, opened tire. with the result al
ready told.- The boat drifted helplessly
about the river with its wounded crew
for some time before guards could put
out and' tow it back. The wounded men
were taken to the naval hospital.
CALIFORNIA BOOK.
An unusually handsome book on r call
fornia h»s-Just been published by th* cut
• •A(iO. MILWAUKEE A ST. PAUL RAH.
\\Al. - It wit! he sent to any address for
three rent* 1 postage. Ceo. A. Blair. Cen
y. k Eastern \d KCnt * 3SI Broddwa >'« Ne\%
lork. N. T. -Ad\ t.
NOW
ONE CENT
la flt.T »f »*» York.
Jersey fity nnd
■ 11..|i" . IT. -
PARJS'S FLOOD
AT ITS CREST
SEIXE'S TRIBCT.IKfES
FALLING,
Ouc-Ennrth nf (tfij ('-wrr
Water Thousands Rescued
Outside Aid Arcpted.
Pans. Jan. 29. — It was officially stat^
at 1 o'o4ock this morning that the River
Seine Here was statior-ary and that 't*
tributaries continued to fall.
The situation greatiy improved be
tween 1 and 2 o'clock this morning. Thn
in part is attributable to the change in
the weather. Suddenly the sk.es cleared
and a full moon burst out. The temper
ature dropped and the wind veered to
the eastward.
The improvement m the condition ao
pears not to be merely temporary jnd
the officials are convinced that the end
may be saiH to be in sight and that the
waters will begin to recede to-day.
Late last night a crowd attacked two
stores <n the Tcnale district, the owners
of which were demanding high prices for
food.
Paris. Jan. 28.— An agonizing cry goes
up from the people of Paris to-mschr
"Will the end never com^?" they ar«
asking.
After a slow, steady rise of the flood
waters throughout the day. the Pluvial
Department at midnight could only issue
a statement in answer saying that It
was. probable the crest of the turbulent'
flood would be reached to-morrow. - The
water has begun to fall in all of the af
fluents of the Seine above Paris. -but th*
passage through the city is clogged by
bridges and an immense accumulation
of drift, and the seething waters hourly
are spreading over new acres. Choked
underground rivers and sewers ar«
bursting their . confines and playinjc
havoc with the streets, swamping more
cellars and threatening more founda
tions of buildings.
A story of the details of the greatest
flood which has swept, Paris .in years
would simply be a repetition of what ha*
gone before. The city presents a weird
spectacle to-night, the soldiers, sailors,
firemen and police hastily constructing
temporary walls by the light of camp
fires and torches in an endeavor to kee:>
out the invading floods, while pickets
patrol those sections of the city which
are plunged in darkness by' the bursting?
of the gas mains and the : . stoppage of
the electric lighting plants. *'
The situation In the Place del'Op^ra
to-night is grave. The entire territpry
has been roped off as being unsafe. It
is reported that the new Equitable Life
Assurance Building Is in danger of col
lapse. Ttti^i ]
BOATS SAVE l.".<*> PERSON'S. .
During the day ],'**) persons were re
moved from houses in the eleventh ar
rondissement. Provisions are being dis
tributed there by boats. V.V
Water is pouring into the basement of
the Comedle Franchise. The Weather
Bureau predicts further rain.
Boats have arrived here from Gcnne
villiers. in the Department of the Seine,
six miles northwest of Paris, asking as
sistance. The dike there has broken,
flooding the town. Gennevilliers has a
population of about seven thousand.
A sewer burst to-night at the Junction
of the subway lines in the Hue Reaumur,
about one mile from the river, convert
ing the tunnels into roaring torrents.
Shortly after midnight the water sur
mounted the parapet of the 110 St. Loui*.
which is now practically submerged.
Ambassador Bacon has received a sheaf
■I dispatches from individuals a Ne-w
York. Chicago a .i elsewhere, offering
money to relieve the suffering. These
messages were communicated to the
Foreign Office, which replied that Indi-
id mi contributions would be gratefully
accepted. Mr. Bacon announces, that
contributions sent to the embassy will
be forwarded in the proper channels.
President Failures has received a eabla

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