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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
WORLD'S tifi APRIL 30
OFEINIING DATE
( In St. Louis. One Cent.
T Tf T flj? 1 Outside St. Loib, Two Cents.
X AlfU on Trains. Three Cents.
NINETY-SIXTH YEAE.
TUESDAY. MORNING, APRIL 2G, 1904.
SEE WEDNESDAY'S REPUBLIC FOR LEAD1NGMERCHANTS, MIDWEEK BARGAINS
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XOSSACKS
KOREA TO MENACE
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Vladivostok Squadron Sud
denly Appears Off Korean
Coast and Destroys Small
Japanese Steamer.
DEPARTS WITHOUT ANY DELAY
Kuropatkin, It Is Expected, Will
Become Supreme Command
er of Czar's Forces.
SKRYDLOFF APPEARS WILLING
Operations Against General
Jtjiouyc's Army, Russians Hope,
May llave Important Bear
ing on Campaign.
.St. Petersburg. April 23. General Kuro
patkin has played a strong card in the
game of strattgy.
A large portion of General Renncn
kampffs Cossack division has been
thrown across the upper reaches of the
Talu and a considerable force of cavalry
which crossed the Tumen some time ago
is moving down to tho southwest ,to ef
fect a Juncture with it.
Together with this force, which. It Is
believed, totals 2,000 men. he will threat
en Lieutenant General Inouye's right
flank when tho Japanese arc ready to
cross lower down on the Yalu.
Being composed of cavalry with a few
mountain guns, Rcnncnkampffs force is
extremely mobile.
Unless it should be dislodged it will com
pel the JapanesV to leave a very strong
army to guard the line of communication
with Stoul, V bereas. If a Japanese force
bo sent to drive It out it would h.ie to
move directly away from the main army,
while the Cossadis.lf compelled- to fall
back, can'recross In the direction of tho
Kussjan troops concentrated in Manchuria.
HONORS FOR KUROPATKIN.
General KurcpatWn. It is believed In ho
highest military circles here, is destined to
become commander-in-chief of all the Em
peror's forces, both military and naval, in
the far East.
Alexieff may remain there for some little
time as Viceroy, but his reign is consid
ered practically ended. lie will not be hu
miliated, but, in order to effect harmoni
ous relations, a way will ,be found to EC
cure his elimination.
While AlexleK and Kuropatkin are on
filrly good terms, harmonious relations
beiwecn "Vice Admiral Skrydloff and the
Viceroy ore consliisred imposi'ble. ' and
witj the three enjoying Independent com
mands. It Is realized thit friction ulti
mately would bo bound to arise, which
niirt.t endanger successful operations.
Skrydloff and Ktironiitkln nn th .nn
.Hx trary. are warm personal friend..
fc.-JU. . . ....
& w an Alexieff removed from tho theater
r, and in view of tho patent necessity
r.
to have a supreme commander of both
the army and navy on the ground, as
well as to insure perfect harmony, Vice
Admiral Skyrdloff, because of the minor
role which the fleet will play, hat, alreday
expressed his willingness to accept the
post of Commander of the naval forces
under General Kuropatkin, as Commander-in-Chief.
SQUADRON AT GENSAN.
Tokio, April 25. The Russian Vladivos
tok squadron, after a long period of in
activity, suddenly appeared oft Gensan, on
the east coast of Korea, this morning and
Bonk the Goyo Maru, a Japanesa merchant
ster.mer of 600 tons.
A brief telegram, received from Gensan
to-day says that three Russian cruisers
had entered, tho harbor, sunk the small
steamer and immediately departed. Their
M2&Tal created consternation In the unpro-
tha feorl panose colony at Gensan.
j ''ought .here in Tokio that this
ai movement was made in the
Yirceptlng some unprotected
till lie lines operating steamers
f Sea and Gulf of Chi-Lt are
it sailings beyond Chemulpo.
'And litt? from Port Arthur and Port
lion cruiser aiscovereu ono lorty
with a shot.
EANS TO GO TO WAR
HAPPY EVENT DUE
TAKE PUCE IN AUGUST.
UV CABLE TO THE ST. LOUIS RE-
t A.n TUB KI1W YORK herald
SCi.crsburg. April 23. (Copyright
1304.) I am Informed, on what I mu
? consider excellent authority, that the Em-
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- jjeror will go to the sen of war some
te"-faj August, the est .9te depending
hJi
" !& nlir"- ""-"- At time. m!
event
5-pected to i.wrw3ce aooui 'ssln ,n.
which is the subject or engiv
nin
terestjn court circles. V-udlenco
Admiral Skrjdlorf had a long il na
witli the Emperor to-day. The exi '
ture of what took place I nm n"L0 '.
position to say, but this much is ki?
Admiral Skrydloff said he would do cv
thing possible within the power of nan"
but that he realized that the- task S"
posed upon him was well-nigh Impossible-
GREEK SECRETARY WOUNDED?
Squadron Sails for Smyrna After
Report of Eight Is Brought.
Athens. April a. An affray between
Turkish gendarmes and Greeks is reported
from Smyrna, in which M. Delymanrls.
secretary of the Greek consulate, was
slightly wounded. Serious complications
-mey ensue. A Greek squadron has sailed
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? PRESIDENT'S REPRESENTATIVE
TO ST. LOUIS WORLD'S FAIR :
WILL START WEST TO-DAY :
republic special.
Washington. April 23. Secretary Tnft, who Is to represent tlie President ami
Cabinet at the opening of the St. Ixmis Exposition, will leave Washington to
morrow upon his trip. He goes alone, ami travels unofficially, first to Lan
caster, and then to Pittsburg. Pa. He will address tho Church Club of tlio
Diocese or Central Pennsylvania, at I.incaster, to-morrow evenlnB. Upon
Wednesday, evening he will nuke an address beforo the Americus Club of
Pittsburg.
From Pittsburg he goes to Cincinnati, his home. There he will be joined by
Lieutenant General Chaffee, Chief of Staff, and Captain Grote Hutcheson, Sixth
Cavalry.
Tho Secretary and his party will bo escorted from Cincinnati to St. Louis
by the Cincinnati Commercial Club, traveling in a special train.
All the arrangements for the official appearance of the Secretary at the
opening exercises are completed. The special llag of the Secretary of War has
been expressed to St. Louis.
"When the Secretary leaves tho home of Mr. Dan Nugent to go to the Ex
position grounds, this flag will be carried by his escort.
SHUTTLE TRAINS"
READY FOR FAIR
Wabash Union Station-Exposi
tion Service Will Begin
Satuiday Morning.
CAPACITY 30,000 AN HOUR,
Schedule of Fifteen-Minute Inter
vals Can Be Changed to Meet
Demands if Traffic
Eequires.
President Joseph Ramsey. Jr.. announces
that the Wabash "shuttle train" service
between Union Station and the Wabash
station at the World's Fair will begin
Saturday morning at 8 o'clock.
Sir. Ramsey states that these trains
will leave Union Station and the World's
Fair every fifteen minutes at first, but. If
necessary, trains can be sent out at two
minute Intervals.
ilr. Ramsey believes a reduction in the
fiftocn-minute schedule will be necessary
in the morning and evening, when the
traffic to and from the Fair is exception
ally heavy. Previsions have been made to
meet the demands at these periods.
The last train will leavA tha Fnli- e-mtinila
at 1130 p. m.. thirty minutes after the
closing bell has been rung, and the first
train will leave Union Station every
morning at 8 o'clock.
In the.twelv3 minutes In which the
trains will make the trip between the Ex
position and Union Station they will be
absolutely under the control of the Block
signal system, making it impossible, no
matter how brief the intervals between
them, to have a rear-end collision.
Tho line between the terminal points has
also been double-tracked, and eery pre
caution taken to avoid accidents of any
kind by keeping it free of all other traf
fic, laying heavy raiU and providing
watchmen at crossings.
The trains will consist of ten coaches,
each coach having a capacity of 100 per
sons, but the length of the trains will be
increased or diminished as the trafile re
quires, though it is not expected that
any of the trains will consist of more
than ten coaches, which will afford seat
ing room for 1,000 persons.
NEW CARS AND ENGINES.
Tho 150 new cars ordered for this serv
ice have arrived. They are patterned after
the cars used by the Illinois Central at the
Columbian Exposition, but have many
conveniences which, have been invented
since then. The cars have four doors on
each side, and, while provided with win
dows, in order that they may be weather
proof, can bo thrown open as completely
as a summer car. The Wabash has also
bought fifteen new engines especially for
this service.
While It is not expected that the full
capacity of tbl9 service will be drawn
upon in the earlier days of the Fair, it Is
stated that, it required, the Wabash can
carry 30,000 persons either from or to the
Fair every hour.
Two tracks at-Union Station have been
reserved for tho exclusive use of the
Wabash "shuttle trains," and arrange
ments will be provided at the Union and
Fair stations, by which the crowds using
these trains may be safely and easily
handled, and tho Incoming throngs will
not become confused with the outgoing.
The platforms will be built on the level
with tho car floors, and it Is believed that
the trains can be unloaded in two minutes,
as the passengers are not required to
ascend or descend a flight of steps to
and from the train from any of the four
doors.
TWO TRAINMEN
HURT IN WRECK
B. vv O. and Vandalia Fast Mail
Trains Collide Near Eight
eenth Street Bridge.
Inbound Vandalia train No. 11 and out
going B, & O. fast mall train No. 4 col
lided just east of the Eighteenth ptreet
bridge at 2:15 o'clock this morning.
Engineer Rellly, on a Terminal engine,
pulling the B. & O. train, and his fire
man, C. Reed, were seriously Injured.
fJThcy were removed to St. Mary's In-
jOrraary. The crew pulling the Vandalia
Aaln escaped Injury by jumping.
ft misunderstands In signals Is said to
, i cause of the wreck.
jAith enginei were derailed and the first
' !l car on both trains left the tracks.
Tho1
passengers escaped injury.
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MANHOLE CAPS
BLOWN UP BY GAS,
Explosion on Olive Street Causes
Much Excitement Among
Pedestrians.
ESCAPING GAS THE CAUSE
Narrow Escapes When Heavy
Castings Crash Upon Side
walk After Fall of
Twenty Feet.
While Otive street was crowded with
vehicles and pedestrians late yesterday
afternoon, a terrific explosion of gas in
a manhole of the Laclede Gas Light Com
pany, on the north side of Olive near
Eleventh street, cnused a loud report and
sent n flash of flame and two heavy iron
manhole cars high into the air.
As the panic-stricken persons on tho
sidewalk ran in every direction, the iron
caps, which had risen twenty feet nbove
the street level, fell upon the sidewalk,
crashing through the thick f!agtones and
making radiating cracks like stars when
a stone is thrown upon ice.
One man seemed to be directly in the
course of the falling caps, each of which
was two feet In diameter and made of
heavy casting. Persons walking west on
Olive street saw the man's eyes bulge
from fright as he made a leap toward
when the explosion occurred.
He did not have time to note the fall
ing of the caps until he turned to learn
the cause of the detonation after he had
gotten a safe distance from the manhole,
and when he did see how narrowly he
had escaped death he hurried away, not
stopping to ask any questions.
The manhole in which the explosion oc
curred contains lighting and power cables
and pipes, and the theory of policemen
who saw the explosion and of an em
ploye of the Laclede Gas Light Company
was that escaping fuel gas had accumu
lated in the hole and had in some manner
Ignited.
SOLDIERS CHECK
MOB AT AUSTIN
Three Companies Frevent Crowd
From Lynching Negro Who
Assaulted White Girl.
ItEPDBUC SPECIAL.
Dallas, Tex.. Anrll 23. A bulletin from
Austin at mldnlsnT states that a mob of
'3,000 has gone to" the city to try to take
from the county Jail the negro who as
saulted and murdered Lula Sandberg last
Thursday near Manor. The negro was
captured in Austin to-day "and confessed.
Governor Lanham has three companies
of National Guards surrounding the jail.
The troops have two Galling guns. The
crowd lack only a leader, in order to
make an attempt to storm the Jail, the
bulletin says.
The mob Is crowding so hard on the sol
diers that they are -holding it off at
the point of the bayonet.
NASHVILLE AT THE CAPE;
LAWRENCE AT PADUCAH.
Gunboat Will Start on Last Lap of
Jonrney to St. Lonls nt Dn-
brrnk This' Morning.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Cape Girardeau, Mo.. April 25. The
United States gunboat Nashville arrived
from Cairo at 4 o'clock this afternoon and
cast'anchor about half a mile from Themis
street. She received visitors from 4 to 7
o'clock.
The officers of the boat are to he enter
tained by the Commercial Club. The war
ship will weigh anchor at daylight for SL
Louis.
RECEIVES WELCOME AT PADUCAH.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL
Paducah. Ky., April 25. The torpedo
boat destroyer Lawrence arrived here at
6 o'clock this afternoon and was welcomed
by 3.000 people, who lined the levee.
The boat will remain here all day to
morrow, and hundreds of persons will visit
her.
She departs Wednesday for St. Louis.
The Lawrence Is taking her time down
stream. The officers and crew will be en
tertained to-morrow night.
XASHVILLB DIE. HERE THCRSDAY.
Commander Hubbard So Informs
Harbor and Wlinrl Commissioner.
Harbor and Wharf Commissioner Joseph.
P. Whyte received a communication from
Commander John Hubbard of the gunboat
Neshville, yesterday, saying that the naval
visitors would arrive some time Thurs
day. The Nashville left Cairo yesterday morn
lnf for the run to St- Louis.
T
THREATENS LOUBET
Tells Editor of Italian Newspaper,
That He Intends to Kill
President "of France.
POLICE SEEKHIM IN VAIN.
Pope Probably Will Make Pro
test Against Visit to King
Victor Emmanuel Vet
erans of Italy,'! Armj
Are Reviewed.
Rome, April 23. The report sent from
this city that there was a plot against the
life of President Loubet of France, and
that an attempt had been made to as
sassinate him, appears to have originated
in the fact that a French priest went to
the office of the Italia, where, becoming
excited, he cried that he had come to
Homo to kill President Loubet.
The editor of the Italia sent for the pa-
PRESIDENT LOUBET OF FRANCE.
Whose visit to tho King of;italy Is attract
much attention because of the relations
between his country and the Vatican.
lice, but before they arrived the priest had
disappeared. The police then arrested sev
ral priests, but in none of them could the
staff of the Italia recognize the excited
clergyman who had visited the office.
All search for this priest has proved un
availing. Those surrounding the Pope assert that
he has expressed his Intention to protest
against the Isit of President Loubet to
Rome, on the ground that It is the first oc
casion on which the head of a Catholic
country has visited the Qulrlnal since the
fall of the temporal power of the Popes. It
is not known when or under what form
the protest will be Issued.
President Loubet, who arrived In Rome
yesterday, went with a royal cortege to
tho rantheon to-day to lay wreaths on
the tombs of King Victor Emmanuel II
and King Humbert.
He was received by eterans of tho Ital
ian Army,
The function was of a most lmprelve
nature. President Loubet speaking to each
veteran, some of whom wore medals
gained while fighting in 1559 with the
French against Austria. With the same
cortege President Loubet then drove to
the Palazzo Margherlta, formerly the seat
of the American Ambassador, to pay a
visit to the Queen mother, Margherlta. He
remained half an hour.
LEADING TOPICS
IK
TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC.
GRAIN CLOSED-ST. LOUIS: JULY
WHEAT 80c BID: JULY CORN 4Gc BID.
CHICAGO: JULY WHEAT 83c ASKED;
JULY CORN 47Vi47?s.
WEATHER IDICATIOS.
For St. Lonls nnd Vicinity Clear
Inn; much colder; variable Triads
sblftlns; to high northerly.
For Missouri l'nlr Tuesday and
Wednesdnyi rrnrmer Wednesday In
MTCftt.
For Illinoli Fair Tuesday aad
Wednesday.
For Arkansas Fair Tuesday anil
Wednesdays Tvarmer Wednesday.
Page. '
1. RfVer Passes Danger Mark on East
Side.
Cossacks Invade Korea.
Taft Starts for St. Louis To-Day.
The Stage.
Hungary Fears General Strike.
Good Progress Snown by Y. M. C.
A.
3. Ft.yette County Republicans Split.
Family Sleeps as Wind Moves House.
Trying to Force Cannon In Line.
4. The Republic's Dally Racing Form
Chart?.
Think Kaiser May Visit World's Fair.
Mounted District to Have Court.
S Pcstball Scores.
f. Editorial.
Scciety News.
7. Negro Gets Letter from Pope Pius X.
Car Department Emploes Strike.
Doeme Publishes Lawyer's Letters.
SaloonProprietors Cited.
8. World's Fair News.
9. Financial News.
Summary of St. Loulj Markets.
10. Republic "Want". Ads.
Birth, Marriage and Death Records.
New Corporations.
11. Rccms for Rtnt Aas.
12. Republic "Want" Ads.
13. News From Nearby Cities.
14- Fight With Cue and Teeth.
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RIVER RISES ABOVE DANGER
EAST SIDE PREPARING FOR
RIVERS
BY HEAVY RAINS,
CAUSE GREAT LOSS
Rivers and Creeks Throughout
Missouri and Kansas Are
Out of Banks.
BOATS IN SEDALIA STREETS.
Groat Sni Bottom Near Louis
iana, Mo., Expected to Be
Ruined bv Water.
KANSAS CITY, FEELS SAFE.
Missouri River at Jefferson City
Is Within Ten Feet of Last
Year's High Mark Tribu- .
taries Are Raging.
nErrni.ic spnciAU
Kansas City. Mo.. April 25 At 7 o'clock
to-night the depth of the Missouri RUer
at' the Hannibal bridge was 15.9 feet. 1.1
feet below the danger line, and 13 feet be
low the highest mark reached last year,
35 feet on June 1.
Tlie rise in the Kaw River, according to
estimates made at the same hour, was
about six feet since Saturday morning. It
Is expected that both the Missouri and
Kaw rivers will show a further rise of
two feet by Wednesday morning.
A telephone messago from Topcka at 6
o'clock-said that the river was only six
feet above a noimal stage, had been sta
tionary since 1 o'clock to-day and that
no alarm prevailed.
The records, according to Observer Con
nor, should occasion no alarm. He does
not believe there is danger of a flood at
this time.
Tlie most serious damage wrought by
tho high water was to the pile bridges
and the substructure under the new
bridges now being built. At 5 o'clock
this morning the current tore out the foot
bridge between Argentine and Kansas
Citj.
Argentine Is almost completely cut off
from the surrounding cities to-day, as no
boat can cross the swift river.
Tho loss of the footbridgo caused the
stoppage of street-car tramc in the city.
The lo3 of the sieU span of the Tweitin
street bruise me.uib a delay of three
months. In the completion oi that struc-.
ture.
FI.OODS AUOLT JEKFllKsU.N CITY.
Missuurl Iliier Ulllilu Ten Feet of
Lust lrai'i HitfU Murk.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Jefferson City, Mo., April 25. The Mis
souri River to-night was within ten ttet
of the record made last year, and was
sull lislng at the rate of an inch an hour.
i'he low portions of tlie rlier-bottoin land
were covered to-day, and residents of the
upper bottoms in Callaway County inoed
out to higher ground, piotlliug oy their
e.peni.i:te oi last ji.ir, when they lot
neatly everything by disregarding tlie
warning, 'the Uoveriimcni guace tu-tiig!u
registcied 21.b teet, which is two leet
over the danger line. The river rose
nine inches here to-day.
The Page HUer which empties into the
Missouri Rler eight miles below here, is
higher than evei known, and still rising.
reports received here from the Gas
conade and the Moreau indicate that they
are higher than ever known before.
SM BOTTOMS tEUll DOOMED.
Streams About Louisiana, Mo., Are
lllslnic liuuidl).
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Louisiana, Mo., April 25. A steady
downpour of rain has, prevailed here for
the past forty-eight hoars, and continues
to-night. Salt River, the principal tribu
tary of the Mississippi, between the Mis
souri and the Des Moines, is a raging tor
rent, destroying crops and compelling peo
ple and stock to flee.
The Mississippi lias risen one and one-hours-,
and by morning will probably
reach a stage of thirteen feet, the hlgh
nater mark for this jear.
The destruction of the wheat crop in the
Snl bottom seems almost certain.
j.vmcstow.n nitincK is com:.
Strncture Which 11ns Stood Since
13TC Anslied AllU),
REPUBLIC SPECinu.
California, Mo., A rll 23. It has been
raining heavily In this county since Sat
urday. Prubably six inches of water h.ne
falfrn. The cretlis and streams are all
out of their banks. Tlie principal dam
age is to growlrg wheat on bottom lands,
which may proe severe. Tlie Jamestown
bridge, a huge structure across Moniteau
Creek, that has withstood the floods since
1S72. was washed away last night. It is
raining to-night.
1IOATS IX SOMALIA'S STllEETS.
Persons Compelled to Wade In Vt ater
JWnlt Deep.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Scdalia, Mo., April 25. The clotfllburst
In Sedalla and vicinity yesterday after
noon caused more damage than was real
ized last night. The total rainfall re
ported by the Government official was 31
Inches, during less than four hours of
torm. The streets were flooded, and
boats were used on some of the avenues
tot aid, people to cross streets.
Mayor Cook Says East St. Louis Is Safe From This Flood Resi-
dents of Tri-Cities Alarmed and Aie Building Levees With'
Sand Bags Many Families in Lowlands Arrange to Move
Railroads Are Rushing Trainloads of Dirt for Additional Em
bankments Damages Reported in Big Muddy Valley and
Near Creve Coeur Lake .Clear Weather Predicted.
ST. LOUIS LEVEE MERCHANTS
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FORECASTER BOWIE PREDICTS ;
t r STEADY RISE OF RIVER TO-DAY. :
Torecaster Bowie predicts a 32.5 stage of tho river by to-night, and says s
It may reach the 33-foot mark by Thursday. The .stage of the river last midnight s
was 30 feet.
In the last forty-eight hours there has been a rainfall of more than 5 Inches
throughout Missouri and Illinois.
At Keokuk, la., the precipitation
At Davenport the rainfall was .40 Inches. At Kansas City the rainfall was
2.4S inches.
The rise of the river Is one of the most rapid ever recalled by rivcrmen.
It has risen more than six feet since Sunday.
Tlie water is backing up in the creeks around East St. Louis, but Mayor
Cook declares the city will be ready to withstand the anticipated rise.
The greatest danger'ls about twenty miles north of East St. Louis, where
tho levee broke last year. At Venics men were at work last night making a
sand-bag dike to protect the railroad
Almost incessant rains for the last
forty-eight hours In nearly all the coun
ties of Missouri have swollen streams far
bejond their banks, and the situatiton,
while not attended by the loss of life, is
a serious one, because of the great dam
age that has been done, and will be done
if the downpour doea not cease.
At several places the rain was accom
panied by high winds, which, wrecked
farm buildings and outhouses.
The danger of flood from the-Missouri
River is not yet alarming, although if
tlie stream continues to rise at its pres
ent rate for another forty-eight hours the
danger line will be much exceeded.
At Kansas City the stage last night was
19 9 feet. 11 feet below danger line and 16
feet below the mark of last spring's rise.
The Kaw River there has risen 6 feet
since Saturday morning.
Salt River, the largest tributary of th
Mississippi between Missouri and Des
Moines rivers. Is out of Its banks near
Louisiana, Mo., and the Snl bottoms be
low the town are threatened.
At Scdalia the rain was the heaviest of
any place In the State. Water ran through
the streets waist deep and many persons
went about in canoes.
The rain at Nevada was accompanied by
a hard wind, which wrecked several resi
dences in the country near there.
The Gasconade and Page rivers are
steadily rising, and persons about Jcffer
t,on City In the lowlands are becoming
frightened.
A flood of 33 feet, expected Thursday,
will not embarrass East St. Louis this
year, it Is said.
The experience in handling the flood of
last year, when it reached a stage of 38
feet, has proven beneficial to Major Cook
and the city authorities, and tho Mayor
has begun preparations to protect the city
from the high water.
In this he will be assisted by the rail
roads and tho East St. Louis and Suburb
an Electric Railroad and the Terminal
Railroad Association.
Arrangements were made last evening
fur much work, which will be started
this morning.
The City Council meeting was adjourned
jestcrday afternoon to enable Mayor Cook
to make arrangements with Superintend
ent Ewing of the Illinois Central Railroad
for a dyke, which the railroad Is to build
trom their shops at Trendley avenue to
the viaduct at Broadway.
They will also strengthen their em
bankment from Trendley nvenue to the
bluffs. AH of the arrangements were made
Iat niRht and a gang of several hundred
men will be put to work this morning.
RAILROADS RUSHING
WORK ON EMBANKMENTS.
General Manager McChesney of the Ter
minal Railroad Association told Mayor
Cook last night that he would rush a train
load of dirt to East St. Louis In the morn
ing to strengthen the Terminal embank
ment on the southwest side of the city.
Mr. McChes-ncj- also assured Mayor Cook
that he would furnish the city with all
of the assistance possible and would do
more If necessary than was done last year.
A proffer of assistance In any possible
way was made to Mayor Cook last even
ing by Messrs. L. C Havnes and J. M.
Bramlette of the East St, Louis and Sub
urban Electric Railroad, who stated that
they placed themselves subject to his call,
nnd that they would duplicate the efforts
in behalf of the cltv thev made last year.
Mayor Cook last evening comunlcated
with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and
the Vandilla Railroad officials to secure
the ue of steam shovels which they have
near the bluffs, so that all of the clay
neres-sary can be secured at short no
tice. Manager Frank Horner of the East St.
Louis Waterworks Company yesterday
morning ordered a tralnload of coal for the
waterworks and this morning he will he
gin the construction of a dyke around the
waterworks plant to keep the water from
the boilers and engines.
Mr. Horner stated that If the water
reaches a stage of thirty-rive feet the
filtered water basins would be covered, but
that the city would bo supplied with set
tled water.
BELIEVD RIVER FRONT
WILL BE IMPREGNABLE.
Last evening the Wiggins Ferry Com
pany 'abandoned its cradle at Pittsburg
Dvke. where cars are transferred across
the river. It was stated that no freight
had lieen rejected with the exception of
freight to the Wabash and Chicago. Peo
ria and St. Louis Railroads. This was
caused by washouts above East St. Louis.
It is said that a stage of 34 feet can be
withstood by the Ferry Company.
Mauv persons visited Cahokla Creek, to
see the wa:er rush upstream. The rise In
the creek has kept pace with the rise In
the rier and It Is expected that by to
day the Vandalia slough will be con
nected with the creek.
There Is much water in the lowlands,
but it Is not expected that this will affect
the city, as what is recognized as the
LINE;
35-FOOT STAGE
ARE MOVING THEIR GOODS.
for forty-eight hours was 1.74 Inches. s
tracks and the town.
only source of danger Is from the front.
The river front, it is believed, can be
made impregnable this time, as it was
last,- and it Is also believed that the dan
ger of another break in the Illinois Cen
tral embankment, such as occurred last
year, can be prevented.
"DANGER LINE" REACHED;
LITTLE LOCAL DAMAGE.
At St. Louis the river has reached tho
danger line of 30 feet, and the water
is at the top ot the brow of the Levee,
filling the cellars of the buildings along
the river front.
The rise Is one of the most; rapid ever
recalled by, rivcrmen. Sunday the gauge
showed 24ij fcL Yesterday morning j!
marked 2S feet a rise of three and one
half feet during the night.
Owing to precautions taken since tho
flood of last year, the loss along the river
front will not be great. Lumbermen in
North St. Louis have been piling lumber
quite a distance from the water's edge
since their experience last jear.
Occupants of the stores along tho Leveo
have started to remove their goods from
the cellars and first floors of the build
ings, out of reach of the water.
Although the loss at SL Louis and vi
cinity will be slight, steamboatmen declare
that If a 35-foot stage "is reached it will
play havoc with the wheat crop on farms,
between St. Louis and Cairo. Last year
the crop was ruined by the high water.
Difficulty Is also expected in operating
the railroad transfer steamers across the
river between St. Louis and East St. Louis
and Carondeiet and East CarondeleL
FAIR AND COOLER,
THE WEATHER PREDICTION.
Forecaster Bowie predicts a 33.5-foot
stage to-night, and thinks the river may
rise to 33 feet by Thutsday.
In forty-eight hours there was about
5 inches of rainfall throughout Missouri.
The flood signals were sent out early
yesterday from the Government Weather
Bureau, and all day the office force of the
forecaster was kept busy answering ques
tions about the rapidly rising river.
The entire western part of the State
is interlaced with rising streams; every
creek and river north of the Ozarks which "
contributes to the Missouri, and eventually
to 'the Mississippi, is overflowing its banks.
The Osage registered 19 feet at Bagnall.
while In some places In the western coun- Cts
ties eight inches of rain had fallen to add
to the flood which is rushing toward the
Mississippi.
To get into telegraphic communication
with nny smaller towns In the western
counties was impossible. A telephone
message from Warsaw said the railway
station and telegraph office were both un
der water.
Tho rains are believed to have reached
their limit for the present and much,
cooler weather Is predicted for to-day.
The storm is expected to move slowly
eastward.
GRANITE CITY RESIDENTS
WATCHING BIG LEVEE.
Citizens of Granite City. III., are anx
iously looking to the big Madison County
levee for protection from the thirty-flvo
foot flood predicted by the Weather Bu
reau. Many of the citizens do not believe
the levee will hold after having been
weakened bv the flood last year.
Residents ot the higher part of town do
not expect serious results from the threat
ened flood, as l?st year their houses re
mained dry with a thirty-eight-foot stage.
After the last flood, the levee at Granite
Cltv was strengthened and widened. Mem
bers of tho Board of Madison County
Levee Commissioners say the embankment
Is not yet in the best of shape and that
it would hardly stand a thirty-flve-foot
stage at Its weak points.
The most dangerous point In the levee
is above Granite City, and the cross
levees which protect the town of Mitchell
and thousands of acres of rich farm lands.
It was thesccioss-levees which first broke
last year, letting the flood down into
Granite City. Madison. Venice and East
St. Louis.
Frederick Kohl of Venice, Levee Com
missioner of Madison County, In discussing
the condition of tho Madison County
levee.'whlch protects the East Side cities,
last night said:
"At Granite City the levee Is strpng
enough, but at Mitchell, above Granite,
where It flrst broke last year. It Is not
so strong. Contractors have been at work
upon It, "but have been delayed by bad
weather.
"A force of men are now working at
Mitchell, filling in the, break of last year."
SAND-BAG LEVEE
BUILT AT VENICE.
At Venice. HI-, the water is on tout
above the danger line and is threatenl-ic
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