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Sunday Evening
Fair and Colder To
night and Monday.
iNTJMBEB, 7692.
Yesterday's Circulation, 46,850.
Eighteen Pages
Former Governor Wants Hamil
ton Club to Take Initiative
f In "Get Together" Move.
Says Republican Organization
Is Sick, But Thinks Its Case
Not Entirely Hopeless.
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. The Progres
.eJ,ve and Republican parties were
called upon to "get together" by for
mer Gov. Chase' S. OBborn, of Michi
gan, at a banquet of the Hamilton
Club here last .night
Referring to the club as the leading
Republican organization of the coun
try.' the speaker called upon it to
take the initiative in Inviting the
leaders of the Progressive party and
of the Republican party to a con
ference to seek common ground.
Wants Conference Called.
The Hamilton Club, the largest and
rrcst distinguished and most potential
Republican organisation In the United
States, might call a conference," he de
clared. The call should be broad and gen
.erous. The Invitations to attend could
be made general and ! would send spe
cial Invitations to Theodore Roosevelt,
President Taft. Senator La Follette.
Senator ' Dixon, Senator Roof, Mr.
Barnes,. Mr. Flynn, Senator Cummins.
Mr. Fairbanks, Gov'erncr.McGoyern, M r'
.Beveridge. Jlr. "Watson, Senator-Crane.
Governor Hadley. George Perkins, Sen
ator"Lodge. Governor Bass. Mr. HUles,
Governor Glasscock. Charles P. Taft,
Governor Stubbs, John Hays Ham
mond, Governor Eberhardt, Governor
Johnson, Mr. SUmson, Governor Hoop
er, Governor Aldrlch, Mr. PInchot, Mr.
Garfield, Mr. Crane, Mr. Cochems,
Oicar Straus, Timothy Woodruff, and
others, of both factions.
The worst they could do would be
to refuse to attend. The worst that
could happen to the suggested confer
ence would be Us failure. Neither of
these eventualities would carry the stig
ma of disgrace.
Can Afford to Forgive.
"If these men are big enough to lead
factions they are big enough to get
together. Those who are right can af
ford to forgive and forget: those who
were wrong should be glad to do the
"The Republican party Is sick." con
tinued Mr. Osborn. "There is no doubt
about It. Last year it was delirious.
Now the fever is broken, let us hope
permanently. The patient Is weak and
anaemic, but convalescing, and I be
lieve it has enough vitality to warrant
a prophecy of recovery.
"During Its delirium the party was
repudiated by the country. I do not
believe this turning of the people's
backs Is necessarily permanent."
The party might take up government
ownership of railroads, as the Govern
ment at present is exercising "ignorant
and incomplete supervision without re
sponsibility," said Mr. Osborn.
It might take up the subject of "em
ployment slaves." Of this class he said
there are more than there were of black
slaves to free when the Republican
party was formed.
The temperance question was another
worthy problem, the speaker said
Urges Temperance Cause.
The greatest curse to our nation Is
commercialized alcohol," he declared.
"I am neither a total abstainer nor a
Prohibitionist, but I cannot close my
eyes to the facta observed through
every channel of social survey, that 9)
per cent of crime, degeneracy, disease,
and pauperism is caused by the sale ana
Intemperate use of alcohol.
"If the Republican party la seeking a
worthy task, let it undertake this one.
Jt need not advocate prohibition, but It
would hate to replace the saloons with
sufficient municipal clubs, or substi
tutes of that character, where pure
liquors and beers made in distilleries
and breweries supervised by the Gov
ernment could be sold In temperate
quantities at cost
"Liquor always will Be used in some
homes, clubs, and hotels, to which
there may be no objection."
Fair, much colder tonight and Mon
day, with cold wave: t-imptrature about
25 degrees.
R a. m C2 I 8 a. m
9 a. m C2 I 9 a. rii
10 a. m G2 I 1C h. m
11 a. :n CI 11 a. m
12 noon 30 12 noon
l p. m 7 1 p. m
I p. n K J 2 p. m
Low tide. 3:3S a. m. and 6 p. m.
High tide, 11:30 a. m. and 11:46 p. m.
Sun rises 7:19 Sun seta t:S9
Tells Magnates in Chicago
Trade Conditions Are Un
equal in United States.
Nation Must Be Set Free From
Every Vestige of Monopoly,
Says President-Elect.
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. Applause on
all sides is being heard today for
the speech delivered by President
elect Wilson last night before the
Chicago Commercial Club.
"Big business," its right to growth
and its duties' to the country, were
discussed by the President-elect
"I do not care bow big a business
grows, provided it grows big in con
tact with keen competition," he said.
The governor made an appeal for. a
dissolution of what he said were
prejudices in this country between
capital" and labor.
Refers to "Inner Circle."
Among Governor Wilson's auditors
were lank presidents, railroad presi
dents, and heads of great business en
terprises. Seated near Governor Wilson were
Governor Deneen. a Republican, and
GoVemor-elect Dunn, a Democrat. Con.
trury'to?expectatloris, the governor was
not, '(tpokeh to by local .politicians In
referenot. lo the "'Senate situation" n
Itllnols. .His .only caller tojJay was
Charles R. Crane, who frequently has
beep mentioned as a Cabinet possibility:
'Governor "Wilson declared -that suc
cess ot enterprise depended on th!.
opening up to the rank and file of the
nation, -not only cf Its physical re
sources, but the business credit as well.
Men had testified under c;ith, he said,
to the existence of an "Inner circle,"
by which credit was obtainable to the
exclusion of those against whom that
Inner circle sought to discriminate.
"X am not drawing an indictment
against the banking system," he said.
"That already has been convicted. But
I do refer to the basis of credit In busi
ness. "I tell you frankly that If I permitted
my thoughts to awell upon the re
sponsibility that will fall upon me I
would be; daunted. I came here to auk
your counsel and assistance.
Depends on Business Men.
"The business future of this country
does not depend on the Government of
the United States; It is dependent on
the business men. The Government
cannot breed a temper; It cannot gen
erate thought and purpose. Things
done under the whip of the law are
done sullenly, somewhat reluctantly,
and never successfully.
"The hope of America is the chang
ing attitude of the business men toward
the things they have to handle In this
"I want to take sternness out of this
country. I want to see suspicion dissi
pated. I want to ee the time br.ought
about when the rank and file of the
citizens of the United States who have
a stern attitude toward the business
men of the country shall De absolutely
done away with and forgotten. Per
fectly honest men are now at a disad
vantage In America because business
methods in general are not trusted by
the people."
Deplores Unequal Conditions.
The governor deplored the unequal
conditions that surrounded business In
the United States.
"The honest buMness men in tliii
countrj haven't got a chance." he de
clared. He said that competition had boon
entirely eliminated in some fields, ami
that the lndepndent business men wt!
unable to get a foothold.
"We must see .to it that business is
set free of every feature of monopoly."
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
Three Wrecks in
Single Voyage
NEWPORT NEWS. Va , Jan. 12. Ill
fated rightly describes the British
steamer Alcazar, from Haiti to Ches
ter, Pa., with a cargo of dye wood,
which Is In the dry dock at the ship
yard here today for repairs and survey.
As the Alcazar slowly crept into port
after a series of thrilling sea experi
ences that began on uecemoer Z3. wnen
she went aground off the North Caro
lina coast, her crew gae a sigh 0f re
lief. At the time of her first mishap the
Alcazar went hard aground with a port
list of 45 degrees. A revenue cutter
came to her assistance, but failed to
pull her off. Believing the ship was
doomed, the crew abandoned her.
A high wind and tide swept her from
her position, when she righted herself
and drifted out to sea, being picked up
by a passing steamer, and the crew re
turned to her In Lookout bay, where
she again went ashore. The cutter
Seminole came to her aid, and after
some days she was floated, but not
until much of her cargo was thrown
overboard to lighten her.
The Alcazar had not been under way
long before her engines broke down.
This occurred at noon Thursday.
Daughters of Congressmen
Among Those Working for
Success of Parade.
Those Who Have Obtained Par
tial Recognition to Be Prom
inent in Line of March.
Not to be outdone by their South
ern sisters, Northern horsewomen
are planning to enter a large delega
tion in 'the .suffragette pageant here
March 3. The Northern women say
that they will show the Virginia dele
gation that the women of the Sum
mer Capital at Beverly, Mass., the
riders of the Nutmeg State and Little
Rhody are just as good equestriennes
as the Southerners.
The suffragette headquarters here
will extend to Miss Elsie Hill, daugh
ter of Congressman Hill of Connecti
cut, and Miss Frances Llppltt, daugh
ter of Congressman Llppltt of Rhode
Island, invitations to take up the
work of organizing a New England
brigade of suffragette horsewomen.
Foreigners Prominent.
Mrs. Glenna. S. Tlnnln. in charge ot
organizing the pageant, announced this
afternoon that a special feature of iho
great parade wlllbe the section "devpted
to foreign 'wontenr" ' - -"'i
The countries having fnll suffrage for
women "Norway, China, .Finland, Ice
land.0 New Zealand, and Australia will
head the parade, and then will come
the women from countries having partial
suffrage or no suffrage. In each branch
the women will be so arranged as to
form the national emblem of their land
and In Its exact coloring.
This feature of the parude will receive
especial attention, as the suffragettes
seek to make It an object-lesson to the
States In this country wncre now thrc
Is no suffrage for women.
Another feature of remarkable beauty
will be several hundred Washington
girls of prominent families. The most
beautiful children, of absut fourteen
years of age, will march in gowns of
white and violet and carry banner"), in
scribed "The Future Voters of Amer
ica." Because of their years and the
prominence of their families, the chil
dren's names will not be announced by
the suffragette headquarters.
Spreads Rapidly.
The fame of the Washington pageant
plans is spreading rapidly. Mrs. Helm
H. Gardener, chairman of the publicity
committee, has been invited to be the
guest of honor a' the breakfast of the
Women's Prtrs Club In New York city
on February H. and to speak on the
pigeant plan"!.
The nstlonnl headquarters disclaims
any present participation in the mat
ter of District suffrage, and says that
tne remarks of Gen. Rosalie Jones are
those of an out-of-town woman, rather
than r-e tws of the ashoclatlon. The
heidquarUri1 ore now devoting their
sole attention to the suffrage pageant
plans, and any other subjects have no
room for consideration.
Suffrage Women
Are "Marriageable,"
Says General Jones
Marriageable girls good suffragettos.
good housekeepers, and withal striking
ly beautiful girls will march In "Gen
eral" Rosalie Jones' suffragette brigade
wh-n It descends on Washington caily
In March.
Geenrnl Rosalie, wno Ird an Intiepld
host of suffragettes from Npw York
right up the snow-covered roads alms
the Hudson to Albany, admits that the
plot is to Inveigle men Into the j-uffrage
"You sec he way ne feel about mar
riage Is this," satd the charming
leader o ftoday. "f our girls can be
come engaged on the march from Ntw
York to Washington, ne will have Just
double the number of recruits n our
army, for the would-be .lusnands vlll
feel constrained to Doom suffrage and
to march with us."
Then she set forth tne chairru and
qualifications of the suffragette army
which will march onto the Capital for
the big Inaugural week nargeant. There
will be blondes and brunettes, girls
with blue eyes, gifts with snappy black
eyes, girls wtlh brown eyes coy fclrls,
dashing girls, all kinds of real nice
"Aren't you afraid of defections from
the ranksV Miss Jones was asked.
Are Some Soldiers.
"No. indeed." she replied with Just
a dash of the determination that lurks
behind her gracious smile. "The glrlb
who march In this army are all good
soldiers. They will not desert, but rath
er will they convert their would-be hub
bies." Then, too, a suffragette hike Is too
(Continued on Second Page.)
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His Eminence Holds Reception,
Following Solemn High Mass
in Prelate's Honor.
Three thousand Catholics of Washing
ton formed In lino in new Carroll Hall,
after a solemn high mass In honor of
Cardinal Gibbons, to give New Year
greetings to the aged prelate, who held
his annual New Year reception in
Washington today. Cardinal Gibbons
has for years made the reception an
annual event for hp Catholics here,
who look forward to greeting him with
great pleasure.
The chancel of St. Patrick's Church,
in which special services were held In
honor of his emlnencp. was filled with
flowers, above which were hundreds of
candles arranged about the altar. The
other portions of the church were deco
rated with the cardinal's red and ever
greens. Reviews Year's Achievements.
The Rev. William Martin, of St. Pat
rick's Cathedral, of New York, delivered
a sermon showing what Catholics have
done in religion during the past year
He also showed thf general object of
Catholicism and what to do to be a
good Catholic. In regard to the per
sonnel of the Catholic Church. Father
Martin said, "I have heard It said sneer
lngly that the objection to the Catholic
Church was that Its membership was
composed of those In the lower walks
of liff. That is one of the reasons I
am pioud of the Catholics. The mem
bership is composed of the hone and
sinew of humanity and will last until
the end of the world."
Thr Rev Gtorge Dougherty celebrated
solemn high mass In honor of his emi
nence, assisted by the Rev. George
Sauvage, D. D., as deicon, and the Krv.
Euguie Rurkf, C. S. C, subdeacon
Cardinal Gibbons was hiipportcd through
the j.ervlc by two assistant priests,
the Rt Rev Bonnventuro Cerettl and
the Wry Rex. E. A. Pace, of the Cath
olic I'niversity.
Introduced to Cardinal.
The older member of 8t. Patrick's
congregation Introduced the UsltorH to
Cardinal Gibbons and v&v to It that the
line was formed with aB llttlo confusion
as possible. The choir, acolytes, and
clergj, which formed In a procession
from the church to the hull, stood be
hind Cardinal Gibbons and the Rt. Rev.
W. T. Russell.
Af.er the rcceDtlon Mgr. Russell on.
tertaineu tne cardinal and
u number!
of prominent churchmen and citizens
or wasningion at dinner in the rectory
Boy Kills Another
In Duel Over Girl
JKMiICO, Tenn., Jan. 12. In an ex
change of shots across the State line,
Lewis Caddcll, aged fifteen, shot and
killed A. W. Chambers last night.
The latter, aged sixteen, wag at tho
home of a girl to whom both boys were
paying attentions, when Caddell called.
Hb departed, but lay In wait for Cham
bers, nnd when the latter emerged .from
the house Caddell fired at him and the
fire was returned. Chambers was In
Kentucky and Caddell In Tennessee
when the shots wero exchanged.
The slayer disappeared after the
With Tort Myer
r inn
Doubtful If Local Affairs Get
Another Inning Before Ses
sion Closes.
Under the rules of the House, tomor
row Is presumed to be "Dlsctrlct day,"
but as the lower body has evinced little
Interest In such legislation at this ses
sion, members of the House District
Committee are preparing to devote their
attention tomorrow to th Insurance
probe, now In Its third week.
The postoffice appropriation blU la
expected to take the right of way when
the House meets and District bills will
suffer tho usual Indignity of being side
tracked. It Is regarded as Improbable
that tho District Committee will ha,ve
another inning during tho present ses-
sion or l-ongrera. as cnainuen ui mo
arlous appropriation committees arc
Insisting that the annual budgets shall
be rushed through in order thut tho
slate may be clean for the end of tho
session on March 4.
The House District Committee Investi
gating tho Insurance controversy held
no meeting yesterday afternoon. Thu
committee will resume Its hearing to
morrow morning, when the so-called de
fendant Insurance compunlea will con
tlnuo tho presentation of evidence to
Justify the valuation of $2,000,000 placed
on the Southern building by appraisers
representing the superintendent of Insur
ance, and carried on the books of tho
Klrst National and Commercial com-
panics as an asset.
The "defense" has scored points for
two days past through the introduction
of expert testimony that the Southern
Hutlding .Is worth approximately the
sum estimated by the Insurance de
partment assetsors. Attorneys Charles
A. DoukIus. Carusl, and Kasby-Smith
expect to cull probably a score of wit
nesses in an enort to jusuiy me re
port which precipitated the present In
quiry and to demonstrate that the com
panies urc not subject to criticism.
Hoping to Drift
To Unexplored Land
IOWA CITY, Iowa. Jan. 12. Vlljhmar
fiteransson and R. M. Anderson, noted
discoverers of tho blond Eskimos, who
camo to tho University of Iowa this
week to lecture on their explorations,
announced a new trip Into tho frozen
north today, the expedition to start this
Absence ofuldal waves In the Arctlo
ocean, says StefanSBon, leads them to
lieliivn that there r unexplored lands
still farther to the northward, and this
will bo their objective point.
Famous Mount
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, .JV,vl. T-Pbota-hy. OU-V. Buck.
Pride, 'UUnhal ICey."
Propped Body Up to Table and
Burns Stove Wood With
Which She Struck Him.
MAXAWA. Wis., Jan. 12,-One of the
strangest murder stories was revealed
by the detailed confession of Mrs. Al
bert Patzer. flfty-flve eyara old, who
killed her husband last weelt, her hus
band being sixty-five years old and an
Invalid. She was arrested a3 she was
returning from the funeral with her
thirteen children. Her story Is as fol
lows: "I could not bear to llv5 with him
any more, and be a party to bitter
Quarrels every day.
"T killed him
I crept up behind nim
as he wag entlB the moal r prepared.
, .truck him down
"There had been no mu'dcr n my
htart while I prepared the meal. But
after I returned to the kitchen and
began to think. I was selzsd with an
overpowering dcslro to free niysolf. I
killed him. I have been on the verge
of telling ever since, while I met my
neighbors and they have oeen giving me
their sympathy. I could not bear to
look at my children. I do not kjow
how I sat quietly through the funeral
service and heard the words of the
pastor. I felt like snouting nut loud:
I killed him; I killed him When the
funeral was over and we were on the
way home, I was makinjr up my mind
to confess. I am glad it is over.
"After I killed him." Sirs. Patzer
continued, "I straightened him up in
his chair at the table .md washed the
blood from the floor; then 1 burned the
stick of stove wood wnich I had ustd,
and called the neighbors.
"We had quarreled Tor years. Wo had
words on Monday ana on Tuesday at
noon when I called him to dinner we
had words, but the temptation to kill
him did not come until after he hed
gone Into the other room."
Want Pay for Cows
Killed by U. S. Tests
Requesting an appropriation of J30,000
to relmburso dairymen whose cows are
killed under tubercular tests at the
order -of the Health Department of the
District, Congressman Carlln of Vir
ginia, Lewis ot Maryland and Dr. A.
A'. Melvln. chief of the Bureau of Ani
mal Industry, appeared yesterday be
fore the House Committee on Agricul
ture. They were accompanied bv a
delegation of dairymen from Mont-
I gomery county, Md.
Families in the Low Lands Forced to Seek Shelter,
and Homes and Property Are Abandoned in
Haste to Save Lives Police Work Hard tt
Relieve Suffering Among the Poor.
flood of many years is today threatening the livec aai
property of thonsaids of families in the Ohio rirer mi.
tributary streams. The steadily rising waters at- noes
today reach sixty feet, away over the danger liie and 300
large furniture canf, esides every other available vefciek
and boat are hurriedly moving the furniture oTthepeer
er families in the seubmerged districts of OLaeiaaati,
Newport, Covington, Dayton, Bellevue, and Lvdlow, Xy.
to higher grounds.
larlv todav the police rescued the wtmen of sk&Jrtr-.
y town, several hundred in
reached the upper floors of
? .
Vassar Graduate Seized by
Suitor and Another Hurried
to Waiting Taxicab..
ALLENTOWN. Pa.. Jan. li Prospec
tive heiress of a fortune of more than
Jl.000.000. Miss Anna K. Steckel. only-
child of Reuben P.. Steckel, a retired
business man of Allentown, was kid
naped yesterday by two men who were
arrested soon after and were identi
fied as Samuel Sinclair, thirty, super
vising inspector of State highways, with
headquarters In this city, and R. Wal
ter Starr, a senior at Lehigh University,
South Bethlehem.
Sinclair, It Is said, was madly infatu
ated with the girl, nnd the abduction
was the climax of her refusal to marry
him or to allow him to continue his vis
Its to her home.
Miss Steckel is a handsome brunette.
a graduate of Vassar College, class of
1910. She is a leader of the younger
set of society in this city. She hiCll
just returned from a shopping tour this
afternoon and in entering her home on
West Walnut street. In, the fashionable
residence section of the city, she
stopped in the vestibule to gather up
the mall. As she did so she was selzod
by the two men and. notwithstanding
her cries, was hurried across the street
to a waltlnc taxicab In charge of C. W
Bherer. of West Bethlehem. Once Inside
tne girl'a arm were pinioned, a. blankec
thrown over her head, and the taxicab
driver ordered to get into the country
as fast as ;ie could.
Sherer later declared that he had
no previous knowledge of the plans of
the men. and at urst tnougnt mat ir.e
whole arfair was a joke. Both MIsj
I Steckel ami her -aired father, shared
in this belief, but when the girl round
herself bound and gagged, she rca:-
lzea the seriousness of the situation.
Screaming for help as best she could.
Miss Steckel was able to make the taxi
rah driver understand that she was be
ing kidnaped, so Sherer, Instead of driv
ing inio me country, as ne nig uee
ordered, put on full speed and rushed
toward the police station, half a mile
On the wav he met Policeman Charles
Boyle and the latter arrested: tne two
men. nccomnanvlnc the taxicab to head
quarters. After the girl had told her
story she was sent none, wnere sne is
now in care ot a pnysician. xne iwo
men were committed to tall.
Sinclair says the girl had agreed with
him to get married and had consented
to be kidnaped In oider to deceive her
father, who objected to the match.
Sinclair la a graduate of Swarthmore
College, where he was a football star.
He Is also an official referee ot the Na
tional football Association. His home
Is at Kennett Square. Pa., his parents
being wealthy Quakers.
Conquers Fire Alone
Hundred Feet in Air
BOSTON. Jan 12. Climbing to the
very top of a hundred-foot coal hoist,
where a brisk fire was burning, Frank
Murphy, an engineer, this morning ex
tinguished single-handed a blazo which
threatened the whole coal shed)
His mustache was singed, his clothing
was repeatedly Ignited and his life en
dangered through suffocation, but he
stuck to his dangerous post until he had
the fire under control.
12. The moft diMstrow.
number, is fcoats as the ckknT
the numerau shacks asd are
cariBg.for many of the families Bade
hoaeleas at; the city police statfeM.
Many narrow escapes are told, for
the rise of the murki asd. treaeher
om" waters 'are,,parieJarly-. rapM.
Xast jnMrJjrtJt taxreat csafraf nates
stitlori is ma city was sbaad'ased fcx
the railroads .and sew s4atkBs wee
tibUsbed at suburban poiots. of WJ
ton Place. Terrace Park, and Cwa
mlnsvflle. Traction lines operatta
from this city to eoutaern Indian
cities are, pow unable to .operate, and
traffic Is almost .at a standstill. All ot
this stoppage ot transportation, coupled,
with the almost total destruction of
telegraph and telephone- service has
resulted In great additional loss.
Today's cold snap, which the United
States weather forecaster states Is
quite general throughout the Ohio val-
ley,- Is expected to result In a cessation
of the flood rise after tonight.
The Cincinnati and Eastern branch of
the Interurban Railway and Terminal
Company was cut off by high water on
the New Richmond plite early todav.
The tracks connecting' the C, O. and P.
ctation with the Cincinnati Traction
Company were flooded. Coney Island Is
inundated. The grounds of the Cin
cinnati Gymnasium are under four feet
of water. The famous baseball dia
mond of the gym grounds was dotted
with floating pleasure crafts that bad
been stored on the ground foe the win
ter. Many States Flooded.
From all parts of the States' ot Ohio.
Indiana. Kentucky, and West VlrgmU
reports were received today that
streams were overflowing their banks,
and that lawlands had been flooded.
Farmers expect no great, damage from
the overflow, but senous lnconvenlencs
is being experienced, particularly along
the Ohio valley throuhg the rylng-u
of traffic and the suspension of manu
facturing activities.
At Marietta. Ohio, which was re
cently inundated, the Muskingum and
Ohio rivers again are rising and much
loss has already been caused. A ser
lou situation is presented at Ports
mouth, Ohio, and adjcinlns towns. The
river has passed the fifty-five foot
mark there and every available movtn
van and wagon In the city has beea
engaged to move families to higher
gruond.' The city authorities of Ports
mouth have thrown open the schoot
houses to the homeless and are makin?
preparations to care for them.
Todav noon the "United tPates weath
er forecaster Issued the following offi
cial bulletin: .
The last of the rain Is In sights A
cold wave will arrive here tonight ana
will force the mercury in the ther
mometers to the ten degree mark be
fore tomorrow morning. Snow w I
I succeed the rain and will UKely resu.t
in checKlng tne rise ot wo nur oy..".
what." . . 4
Rivers Rising Fast
Telegraphic advices here today state
that heavy rains over the upper Mo
nongahela and Cheat river vatleys tn
Pennsylvania during the last twenty
four hours have caused the rivers to
rise. The Mononganela river at Fair
mont. "West Virginia. Is rising at the
rate of one foot an hour and at Mor
gantown at the rate ot one-half foot
an hour. The highest stage ot the re
cent flood was fourteen feet, six feet
above normal. .
An Illinois Central train la. roaronetf
at Owensboro. near Maylleld, Ky..
many families were driven to the bill
and today are feeling the ejects or
a rapidly falling thermometer. Com
modore Porter was drowned near
Owenboro when trying to save a ran
of railroad ties being carried away
the hleh water.
At Hopklnsvllle. Ky.. Little River,
which flows through the town went over
Its bnnks doing considerable damage Jn
the business section.
An official United States weather bul
letin given out at noon here today
states that an Ohio rise to alxty-threa
feet Is expected here br Tuesday morn
ing and a forecast of sixty-two feetl Is
expected by Monday morning. Tho
highest flood ever registered here, ex
ceeding these figures was slxty-flve tart
In 1907. seventy-one feet nine Inches la
ISSi, twenty-nle jcars ago.
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