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OF MURKY NIGHT :ft ii is:ir<n The Mississippi Bursts Over East St. Louis, Sweeping Eleven More or Lives Into the Beyond. ALL THE CITY MENACED* Five Thousand Men Battlirer With the Encroach ing Waters —3ev.?n Negro Looters Re ported Shot—The Cry of Hun ger Rises From the Stricken City. (By the Associated Press.) St. Louis, June 10.—Almost two-thirds j of the territory of East St. Louis. Illinois, is under from two to fifteen feet, of water, j Between sunset last night and dawn to day eleven lives were sacrificed to the waters and damage which no man today attempted to estimate, has been done to the property. Probably never before in the history of ! the country lias a more valiant fight been j made by brave men. with defeat staling them in the face, to protect lives and j property than has been made by thej citizens of East St. Louis. When the rising Mississippi began to threaten the j city last Thursday morning, Mayor Silas Took ordered several men to construct | temporary levees at once. The river ro.-.e j higher and more men were employed , Citizens of all classes and avocations work-1 ed side by side. Since Thursday j morning five thousand men, under lue ! leadership of Mayor Cook, without sleep, j with little rest and food snatched at in- ; tervals, have toiled uneessingly io strengthen levees, and to do everything possible to save the city. Not a wheel of industry is turning in East St. Louis. The smokeless chimneys of manufacturing plants stand lifeless while the flood whirls at the foundations. The vast railroad yards are outlined by hundreds of half submerged cars, and here and there stand locomotives only half visible. Huge grain elevators stand surrounded by a veritable sea. To the south beyond the railroad ar? thousands of homes, mainly humble cot tages owned by the laborers and contain ing their all, submerged to the eaves. In Northern St. Louis the description is duplicated, but not on such a large • scale. ALL THE CITY THREATENED. The business portion of the city and the district containing the better residences is still intact. "But for how long?" is the question tonight. Broadway, running from the Eads bride east to the city limits, a wide street walled with stone fifteen feet high, divides the city in halves. More than ten feet of water is pressing against Broadway from the south, and in some places is sweeping through in streams as thick as a man's body. If Broadway shall break the water will rush over much of the city uuti. Missouri Avenue, running parallel one block north is encountered. Along the river front to the west a levee of sand bags from two to six feet high and two miles long, keeps the liver out. Without warning the river suddenly be gan to rise. The city was made safe along the river front, but suddenly a new danger menaced. Word was received that the Illinois Central embankment skirting the river along the southern boundary of the city was threatening to give wjiy. Couriers were sent on horseback and a-foot to shout warnings to the inhabitants of the Southern half of the city. Carloc.ds of sand bags were rushed to the place anfl work was hurriedly begun. Accustomed to warnings the inhabitants did not leave ; their homes. Higher and higher rose the water until a this stream began pouring over the embankment and suddenly it broke. THE LEVEE BREAKS. Thomas Middleton, a volunteer in charge of a gang of men who were working at the point where the embankment gave way, gave a description of the break to the Associated Press agent. He said: "The break occurred at 11:40 o'clock last night. My gang was hard at work i with the others. The water was pouring over the top of the embankment in a sheet, even after all our work. Suddenly | with a roar the water shot over the bank at my feet. It was with difficulty that I got myse’if out of the waters. One of the ; men near me was drowned. The water had i cut a section of the embankment out and the stream 25 feet wide was rushing through. I saw another section of the em bankment go out a few minutes later and the portion between the tw r o torrents went down and the river poured through in all its fury. I believe many men, especially negroes, were drowned. I know that sev eral negroes .worn out, had been per mitted to nap and they were lying asleep right in the path of the flood. They were certainly drowned." Middleton escaped by running along the embankment back to the city. The alarm spread like wildfire and whis tles were blown, be'ls rung, shots fired and dies of warnings were sounded, but with all this paderaonium. the majority of the aroused inhabitants did not leave their homes. LIST OF THE DROWNED. Within an hour the houses stood in wa ter that reached to the roofs of the one story cottages. It is known that numbers of people fled to the Central Hotel, a four story brick structure and to the large brick buildings of the Washington and Franklin High Schools. None of these buildings today contained more than 250 persons, and on housetops there are rows and rows of cottages that early this morn ing they did not show' a sign of life. There is grave fear that many bodies of dead will be found in the flooded cottages and this section of the city. It has been practicably impossible to learn of the au thentic deaths, but from the most reliable I sources it is believed eleven persons were drowned last night, foulr of whom perish | ed on the northside early in the evening, j | as follows; The dead: JOHN FOOLISH and three children: drowned on Northside. Unknown baby. E. H. SHE WOOD. LAWRENCE DAY. Two unknown women. One unknown man. SEVEN REPORTED SHOT. It was currently reported today that seven negroes, caught in the act of loot ing houses last night, were shot, to death. While this is not confirmed it is known that there was heavy firing on the North side la>t night, and some are thought to have been killed. The death of John Koolish, a Polish carpenter, and his three children, boys. ; aged 5 and 7, respectively, and a girl of 12 years, were cause*! by tryiug to save three keg* of beer. The boys’ bodies j were recovered today. As fast as scows could be secured they were launched and volunteers started on rescue missions. A company of naval re- I serves irom Alton, which had rowed to | the city yesterday, rendered splendid ser- j vice in rescue duty. Rescuers began work as soon as it was light enough to see and continued their work far into the night- i Word was sent out generally for more j boats and the government responded through United Stales District Attorney j Dyer in St. Louis, who issued an order j to confiscate temporarily all the boats i seen in and around St. Louis, regardless 1 of ownership and rush them to East St. | Louis. The St. Louis fire department at j once tendered its hose and coal ■wagons , and the boats were brought to the deso lated city. THE WORK OF RESCUE. Voluntter oarsmen promptly manned every boat and soon scores of craft were rescuing flood sufferers. Th® first boat loads contained refugees and furniture. This order was issued peremtorily: "If any more furniture is brought it will be thrown into the water. If a man thinks more of his furniture than he does of his neighbors he must lose the furniture," When boats were rowed alongside homes where the occupants were maroon ed in second stories and on roofs the great majority of these occupants could not be induced to leaver They said that to leave meant that their belongings would be left to the mercy of rfver thieves and they Mould remain and stand guard. Strangely the women were those most unwilling to be rescued although some of them wept in terror. They Mere as sured that a thorough boat patrol Mould be established M'ith order to kill river thieves on sight and finally the unwill ing householders Mere persuaded to go to land- As wiv«s entered boats that M'ere too full to carry husband or children and were sent ahead, they wept and clasped each other in abject fear that some farther calamities might separate them forever. At the landings weeping women were assisted from the boats and throughout the day scores of boats rescued hundreds of refugees. In the easern extremity of the city at Washington place and Rqck road, on a vacant area on high ground two hun dred tents Mere utilized in erecting camps for refugees and a commissary M-as estab lished. From the Broadway landings to Camp Refugee the flood sufferers Mere transported in wagons. Eaeh family Mas given a tent. The o.ty Hall, churches, school buildings and other structures were thrown open and temporarily turned into relief stations. "WE MUST HAVE FOOD." Attorney T. E. Dempsy, who has charge of Camp Refugee, said tonight: “We must have food. East St. Louis is cut oft from sources of supply and what she had has been largely draM-n upon dur ! ing the past week. Large amounts of 1 food Mere destroyed by tire water last night and we are in need of additional 1 food to cure for the suffering people. The : viaduct is unsafe and wagons cannot j reach St. Louis. Railroad traffic is cut ofi and the situation confronting us is grou- Img grave- Food must be secured in some ■ manner, or people already in distress Mill suffer more." As night drew on another fear con fronted the inhabitants. The water that had been steadily pouring over the Broad way embankment was believed to be under mining that bulwark, and it Mas declared j that the street could not stand the press ure without giving way before long. That the river was rising was confirm ed. by the government gauge tonignt. i The river tonight was 37.95, a rise of .15 of a foot in 24 hours. No attempt is made to explain this, except that the wind is forcing water from lowlands into the channels of the Mississippi and Mis souri and swelling the torrent, THREE 3 SLUG 3 THREE Denver Side, a suburb of East St. Louis, M’as completely inundated today and Alta Sita, farther to the East was j half flooded. If the river should rise even a little more the water must swamp A’ta Sita. PRACTICAL MARTIAL LAW. News of the inundation excited the peo ple of SL. Louis early today. Rumors of many deaths started thousands of sight seers across Eads Bridge. But the au thorities appeared to turn back an influx !of curious people- At both ends of the bridge ropes were stretched and police were stationed with orders to allow no in gress into the city of spectators Mho would only hinder the work of rescue. East St. Louis is practically shut off from the world. Even refugees M’ho wanted to go to St. Louis were stopped, and unless they THE NISWB AND OBSERVER. FRIDAY MORNING. JUNE 12. 1918 could show that they were sure of being l;iken care of by friends they were turned back. Newspaper photographers and persons with small cameras were dealt with uncere moniously. Guns M-ere given to guards by the may or to patrol the streets where furniture is stacked and to patrol the sand bag levee*. Any thieves or levee cutters are to be shot down instantly. Martial law has not -been proclaimed officially, but East St. Louis is practically being governed under such a condition during the flood and there is no place for unscrupulous persons. SHOT DEAD ON THE LEVEE. A few hours before the break in the levee early today Ned Roberts, a negro employed as levee builder, Mas killed by | one of the levee guards in the act of trying to tear down a part of (he dike. Hie act M-as caused by anger because he Mas not allowed to draw his pay at once. When the break occurred warnings were first/sent through the Dexter section by messengers, who discharged firearms, blew horns and shouted the news of til’ flood’s arrival. Lights gleamed in houses where the occupants had retired in confidence that the embankments wffuld hold. Per sons, soon, scantily attired, emerged from their homes and in a feM' moments the whole populace of the low districts, six miles in area, were fleeing 'to higher ground. Nothing from the neighborhood was heard, the flight at first a rapid re treat M'ith no semblance of order asumed a panic stage. ATI efforts to convince the inhabitants that there was sufficient tinn to escape unless a gap was washed through the embankment, failed to calm them, and most of them fled without any effort | to save property. PANIC IN THE NIGHT. Messengers were sent to the main por tion o fthe city telling of the danger from the new point of attack, and the greatest excitement prevailed. As the bottoms filled and the river gained a larger en trance. the terror in the business section of the city grew intense. It was all the greater because of the darkness and the fear that while a guard Mas maintained in one direction the torrent M’ould break ; through at another point and engulf the luckless inhabitants between two floods, j By the thousands they began to desert j their homes and run vainly up and down the streets seeking a place of succor. Hundreds of families from the choicest residence portions of the city carrying trunks, grips, bundles of clothing and val uables, began to cross Eads bridge to-‘ ward St. Louis. Most of the refugees were scantily at- ; tired. Strong men carried aged women in their aims, followed by women M'ith babies. Barefooted children were in the procession, which continued steadily over the bridge. Hundreds of others sought I protection in the second story of the pub lic library building. THINKS THIRTY LIVES LOST. Congressman Rodenburg estimates that | lives M'ere lost in the flooding of the lower portion of East St. early this morning. While general alarms were! given by the police and retreating levee workers with shouts and pistols, there: was not time to call at every house iu the thickly settled district, and it is be lieved many families in one story cot tages awoke only when it was too late to escape. It is estimated that 10,000 inhabitants are affected by the district already flooded, and that 500 to 600 are immediately in danger from the rising flood. The police pressed into service a'l who were seen loitering about and these men were set to work building flat boats and rafts and assisting in handling the skiffs already in service. WATSON PLEADS NOT GUILTY. Bail Fixed at s3o,ooo—Unable to Eecme Bond, Wataon Goes to Jail (By the Associated Press.) Washington. June 10. —James M. A. Watson, the clerk in the auditor’s office of the district government u'ho was ar rested yesterday for alleged embezzlement of large sums, appeared in the police court today, pleaded not guilty and waived a preliminary hearing. Bail was fixed at $30,000. Treasury accountants today are making a thorough investigation of the accounts of the auditor for the District and Auditor Petty was closeted with the commissioners explaining the methods of \ his office. Gen- Bryan, the father-in-law of Watson, has expressed to the District I official confidence that he will be able to I make restitution of the amount of his son-in-law’s alleged defalcation. Watson was unable to secure the amount of bonds fixed by the police court for his appearance before the grand jury and was taken to jail. According to the authorities most of the money Watson is alleged to have embez zled was spent in stock speculation. His books are in a deplorable condition. Aud itor Petty said today that if Watson’s family does not make restitution he will appeal to Congress for the relief of him self and his bondsmen. Mr. Petty’s bond is for $20,000. The authorities today found among Watson’s papers an enve’ope marked "J. M. A. Watson, Personal." It contained checks signed by Auditor Pet ty. aggregating nearly SIOO,OOO. Some were cancelled checks and others had not been cashed. One of the latter was drawn by the auditor in August, 1901, and made tax payable to the endorsement of the col lector of taxes. The exact amount of Watson’s defalcation will not be known for some time, but the best estimate now is $67,500. Auditor Petty today admitted that he had required a bank return from Watson when the latter had taken funds to deposit. Aace Again Declared Off. (By the Associated Press.) New York. June 10.- —Yachting enthu siasts who have for three days ventured into the fog off Sandy Hook to witness a sea trial of the trio of would-be cup defenders suffered their third disappoint ment today. After the three racers had reached the starting line and were about to be sent away the four knelt breeze, dropped to a calm and the race was de clared off. Another attempt will be made tomorrow. Arrested for Horse Stealing. (Special to News and Observer.) Asheville, N. C-, June 10.—Will Swink was arrested at Biltmore this morning for stealing a horse in Hendersonville, n. and twenty dollars in money at Landrum, S. C. A telephone message to officers here caused his apprehension. CHAMBERLAIN IS SHVED BY BALFOUR The Premier Pours Oil on the Stormy Sea. A PRINCE OF JUGGLERS Commits the Government Neither to Protection Nor Free Trade But Insinuates That Tar iff Issue is to b 3 Shelved for Present. (By the Associated Press.) London, June 10.—By a dexterous and extraordinary speech Premier Balfour to night temporarily smoothed ever the differences in the Cabinet, relieved 0010-- ial Secretary Chamberlain of any neces sity of resigning, and for the movement averted a crisis which threatened the Unionist party. This, Mr. Balfour ac cepted without committing the govern ment either to protection or free trade though the effect of his speech will be generally taken to mean that the tariff issue is to be shelved for the present. Henry Chaplin’s amendment which gave rise to the most interesting debate of the present parliament, Mas defeated by the overwhelming majority of 396, com posed of Unionists, Liberals and Irish members. The minority who supported Mr. Chaplin’s amendment, were almost all followers of the government, while many others of the Conservative prty abstained fiom voting. It was 10:30 o’cloc* tonight when Pre mier Balfour sprang to his feet to reply to the taunts of the opposition and ap peals Irom his own party. For two days the House of Commons has rung M'ith echoes of discussions with in the Cabinet and dissatisfaction with out. The Premier was loudly cheered. He had scarcely commenced to deal M'ith I Mr. Chaplain’s amendment before he Mas interrupted by applause and ironical cheers at the entrance of Mr. Chamberlain, who had been absent hitherto througn out the evening. The Colonial Secretary dropped into his accustomed place. The House was now packed M'ith peers, mem bers of the House, and spectators as it has not been since the uays of the home rule debates, and they tvaited and list ened in tense expectation. In a M-himsical vein Mr. Balfour ex plained that the only reason that the corn tax Mas put on was because the government wanted money and the only reason it was taken off was because the | government wanted money no longer. : Reverting to the charges of vacillation j made against him the Premier took a tone of unusual ,ie declared that he himself, though a believer in free trade, (which statement met M'ith loud applause) did not regard it as a fetish and he had absolutely an open ‘mind re garding the necessity for any altercations in a system which was rounded to suit conditions of fifty years ago. He re fused not only to make a statement of any finality upon such an important sub ject, but he also refused to compel his colleagues to conform to a standard of opinion upon Mihich he himself had an open mind. He admitted that differences of opinion existed within the Cabinet, but : these were not serious enough to cause j the Ye.signation of any member. Mr. Balfour made an impassioned plea, Gladstone’s ministries, for allowing the Premier to retain an open mind upon a question so difficult and so superior to all party issues- The speaker did not believe that the country would ever return to the old protective system and no tax on food was ever imposed without the full assent of the working classes. They were con fronted, however, continued the Premier, by three great phenomena huge tariff walls against the United Kingdom, the growth of the trusts, and the desire of the colonies for closer fiscal union M'ith the mother country. These factors could not be ignored. This non-committal speech and appeal made M'ith all the eloquence and magne tism which Mr. Bn'four -wields so success fully, for an open mind not only in the Cabinet, but in the Unionist party, brought a salvo of cheers. Throughout Mr. Chamberlain sat beside the leader of the house, beaming with satisfaction. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the Liberal leader, briefly replied, appealing for an opportunity for the House to more fully discuss the issue raised. The mem bers of the House trooped into the lobby to vote against Henry Chaplain’s amend ment. the general comment being "Bal four has saved Chamberlain.” The Colonial Secretary himself jubilant, said: “Our friend, the enemy, is nonplussed this time.’ ’ That this interest in the present situ ation had been enhanced by the dramatic developments yesterday M’as fully evi denced by the remarkable animation and alertness of everybody in and about the Houses of Parliament when the time ap proached for the resumption of the de bate in the House of Commons on the amendment of Henry Chaplin (Conserva tive) to the budget bill. The answers to the questions not re ferring to the great problem of the Hay passed almost unnoticed, so keen was the anxiety to get to the all absorbing topic. The debate M’as resumed by Major Seely (Conservative) who rejoined in the repeal of the grain tax. Sir Charles Dilke, (Advanced Radical) contended that the House had the right to demand an opportunity for pronouncing judgment on this important fiscal question. There M'as enormous exaggeration in tiie statement that it was foolish- for this country to maintain a policy differing from that of the rest of the world. While tlie United* States and Germany M’ere reaping much prosperity under protection, Great Britain's foreign exports at the present moment were equal to the com bined exports of the United States. Ger many and France, which, considering the enormous population of the United Stages Mas a surprising thing. The speaker de nied that the expansion of protectionist countries was cutting out Great Britain from the markets of the u'orld. H. H. Asquith (Advanced Liberal, form- “ORIS” FRITZ BROS.’ Bo CIGAR. Buy of the Maker, and Save For More Than a Half Century the Stieff has been known among ..he world's finest Pianos. It is the fash ionable favorite of the day. 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Having raised the issue the govern ment was not entitled to hang it up. Preference* Mith the colonies was an irre trievably dangerous step. THE JUOOEB MUST LIST. Corporation Commission Calls for the Listing of Property at its True Value A pamphlet of instruction to the list takers of property in North Carolina Mas yesterday issued by the Corporation Com mission, and it gives complete and ex plicit instructions to these for the ob taining of data for the assessment of property. In this pamphlet the Commission urges that real property and personal property shall be assessed at its value in money, and this it emphasises in these M r ords: "The intent and purpose of the tax laws of this State is to have all property and subjects of taxation fairly assessed at their true value in money in such man ner as such property and subjects are usually sold, but not by forced sale thereof, and the words ’marked value’ or ‘true value,’ whenever in the tax laws, shall be held and deemed to mean what the property and subjects would bring at cash sale when sold in such manner as such property and subjects are usually sold.” It has been claimed that a rule of as sessing property at less than its true value in money obtained in the State of North Carolina some years ago, but in view of the above definition there can not now be any excuse for assessing prop erty according to any other rule than at its true value in money. Here is a paragraph from the pamphlet which shows that the Corporation Com mission .-still believes judges are to be taxed ns are ordinary citizens. It reads: "Your attention is called to the fact that incomes derived frosalaries of Federal or State officers, in excess of one thousand dollars, must be listed just as incomes derived from other sources.’-’ BETTLEBS ATTACK MILITIA- Such ii the Report That Reaches Topeka—The Country in Arms (By the Associated Press.) Topeka, Kans., June 10.—Reports have been received here several times today of a fight between the settlers and militia in Western Kansas, over the Dewey affair. Tho settlers are said to have attacked the militia and sheriff’s posse Just as the latter forces left Dewey Ranch in Cheyenne county, this mornoing for St. Francis. The telephone wires in Cheyenne coun ty have been nit and the telegraph service is poor. Enough news has been received however, to show that the Deweys are in great danger, and may be captured by the settlers tomorrow. A dispatch from St. Francis says that the report of a fight between the tM'o forces is in all probability true, and the excitement there is at fever heat tonight. All day the settlers have been flocking into St. Francis, and all are heavily armed. They are outspoken in their expressions of enmity to the Deweys, and say nothing will prevent the settlers from taking them away from the soldiers when they arrive in St. Francis tomorrow. The fight of today is thought to have been mostly M’ith sharpshooter, as most of the armed settlers are at Berry’s Ranch, and at St. Francis. TENTS AND RATION 3 ARRIVE. Local Relief Committee at Spartanburg Doing Active and Effective Work (By the Associated Press.) Columbia, S. C. f June 10. —The work of relief is progressing satisfactorily in Spar tanburg. Tents and rations furnished by the War Department arrived today and the local committees are doing active and effective work. The chief object now is to remove the thousands o. operatives to other points- Ten mills in this State, and North Carolina, have already agreed to take care of several hundred families. Some halve already gone. The Southern Kaihvay lias most generously offered free transportation to this army of workers. Fresh Orders to Kishineff Police, (By the Associated Press.) St. Petersburg June 10.—Fresh instruc tions have been issued to the police of Kisheneff, ordering them to be in instant readiness to assist any one attacked, and adding that any breach of this order will be most severely punished. BPBCIAL RATES VIA THE SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILWAY. sl7.so—Plus 25 cents, Raleigh to Nashville ami return on account of the Pea body College Summer School, June Ist to July ?oth. Tickets Rold June 19th, 20th, 21st, July 3rd, 4th, s.nd sth. Final limit 15 days from date ' of sale, but by depositing ticket and upon payment of fee of 50 cents can be extended until Sep tember 30th, 1903. sß.Bo—Plus 25 cents plus $2.00, Raleigh to Asheville and return account of Thirteenth Annual Meeting South ern Educational Associatian, June 30th to July 3rd, 1903. Tickets sold June 27th to July Ist. Final limit July 10th, but ticket may be ex tended until October 10th by de positing same with Special Agent and upon payment of fee of 50 cents. s24.os—Plus 25 cents, Raleigh to St. Louis and return, account of of the North American Sanger bund, June 17th-20th. Tickets sold June Ith to 17th. Final limit June 25th. slo.so—Plus $2.00, Raleigh to Boston, Mass, and return, account of National Educational Association. Tickets sold July 2nd, 3rd, 4th, sth, with final limit September Ist. $6.55 —Raleigh to Wilmington and return, account of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and Grand Commandery Knights Templar, Wil mington, N. C., June 15th. 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Tickets sold to seashore resorts for all trains Satur days and forenoon Sundays, good return ing the following Mondays. For mountain resorts tickets sold Fridays and Saturdays, good returning the following Tuesdays at greatly reduced rates. Summer excursion tickets sold to all summer resorts, including Norfolk, Wash ington, Baltimore, New York, Providence and Boston and Mountain resorts in North Carolina and Virginia, for one and one third first-class fares for the round trip. Tickets sold June Ist to September 30th. Final limit October 31st and good for stop-overs, and good on all trains. For further information apply to C. H. GATTIS, C. P. and T. A., Raleigh, N. C. H. S. LEARD, T. P. A., Raleigh, N. C. Summer School for Teachers, Raleigh, N. C., July Ist. to August Ist. Account of the above occasion the Sea board Air Line Railway wil/I sell round trip tickets from all parts in Virginia and North Carolina and in South Carolina, Che raw to Columbia inclusive, and Osceola to Greenwood inclusive at the rate of one first class fare plus twenty-five cents for the round trip. Rates from Richmond to Raleigh and return $5.05, from Norfolk, Portsmouth $5.70, from Wilmington $5 60 Charlotte $5.90, Weldon $3.35, Henderson $1.70, Oxford $2.15, Columbia $6.65, Tick ets sold June 30th, July Ist., 6th., 7th 13th and 20th, final limit August Ist. For further information apply to C. IT. GATTIS, C. P & T. A., Raleigh, N. C. H. S. LEARD, T. P. A., ’ - . Raleigh, N. C.