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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 04, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 31

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? tightly In the aims of her mother,
" was drowned. Her daddy, Robert
Clark, died, vainly trying to rescue
George Kvapvil and his wife Bella,
who lived in the flat on the top floor,
and Peter Hojek and his wife Rosie,
who lived in the basement flat, also
were on the boat and were drowned.
And so the three families that lived
in the building are gone and the dog
I they called him Teddy is the only
one left. For he sort of belonged to
all three families.
Neighbors say he acts qtieerly now.
He'll disappear for hours at a time,
. then come back on the run and
scratch and whine at the closed door.
They throw him scraps of meat but
he won't eat
He's growing thin and his coat is
dirty and unkempt They say he is
grieving to death; that he misses the
kind Bohemian woman who lived in
the basement and fed him bits of
meat, that he misses the kinly man
who lived on the top floor and who
stopped now and then to pet him.
But most of all they say he misses A
baby Eleanor for sh.e and her daddy
and mamma and the others are gone
He is the only one left!
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Robert (to new minister) We've
got a new baby at our house.
Minister (near sighted) And who
are you, little man?
Robert I'm the old 'un.
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New York, Aug. 4. A storm of
mid-winter intensity with rain almost
as cold still raged in New York early
today after night of wild weather that
? wrought considerable damage here
and at other coast points,
j- 6 members of fishing boats crew
reached shore safely at Side Park,
'': j. 0"t their captain, Axen Jacob
"sen, of Belmar, was drowned.
Passengers on steamer Monmouth,
5iialf way between Hook and Coney
Island, saw body of drowned mart
being tossed by waves.
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Erie, Pa., Aug. 4. Nineteen bodies
had been taken at 1 o'clock this aft
ernoon from the tangled wreckage of
the flood which swept through the
streets of Brie last evening.
Coroner D. S. Hanley estimates
now that from 30 to 50 lives were
Each hour of the day from one to
three corpses, have been uncovered
by the volunteer workers who are
struggling in the midst of heaped up
debris lining the course of Mill Creek
through the center of the city.
Naval militia and life savers joined
police and firemen today in the work
of recovering bodies.
The flood was worst in Mill Creek
valley. The stream runs through the
center of the city. Four-Mile Creek
also ran wild. At mouth of Four
Mile creek is a summer park of that
name. All buildings there, theater,
refreshment hall and several amuse
ment places, were swept over high
bluff into the lake. Company of vau
deville artists lost everything and
narrowly escaped with their lives.
Communication with the surround
ing country is cut off, but it is be
lieved the loss is confined to city of
Erie and vicinity.
On East 10th st, one and one-half
blocks from State st, debris was piled
twenty feet high today.
Twenty-five Lake Shore trains
were stalled between Northeast Penn
sylvania and Erie.
No gas or electricity available and
newspapers were set with hand type.
Loss will probably reach $3,000,000.
"I hear the Rev. Mr. Sharps intends
to resign from the ministry."
"Yes. He says there Is no money
in marrying people, so he intends to
practice law and divorce them." N.
Y. WorkV

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