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ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST FRESH FROM THE DAILY TELEGRAPH WIRES. FROM FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC FIlLDS Hfappenings National, Historical and Political and Personal Events Told in Brief Paragraphs for Busy Readers. e,. A. Coolidge, general manager of (tie Hill elect ric lines in the north west, which include the Spokane & :inland, the Oregon Electric and the United Railways company of Portland, has resigned, his resignation to be elome effective April 1. Ten thousand men will be employed the coming summer on construction work on the Grand Trunk Pacific rail ,vway in western Canada, and more will be used, provided they can be secured, atccording to Alex. Johnson, a railway csntractor of New Hazleton, B. C. The Fruit Growers' association of i.£ritish Columbia has asked the Cana dian government to increase the auty on apples from the United States from :15c to 20c a box, the latter figure be t.ng the tariff charged against Cana ,ihan apples coming into the United iStates. Parcel post business last month was almost 40 per cent greater than in January, as shown by reports to Post ruaster General Burleson. In Febru ary 50,000,000) parcel post packages were handled, an increase of 10,000,000 over the previous month, but, as Feb ti-uary contained three days less than ,January, tho real gain was about 40 per cent. The department of agriculture has Icaen figuring up the losses by tires on :he national forests for the calendar .year 1912, and finds that they were ,he lowest of recent years. Less than ,one acre to every thousand of tim bhered lands were burned over, and the total damage is estimated at $75,290. or less than one dollar to every 2,000 ,acres of area. California is 77. mile., long, has 1000 miles of coast line and an average width of 200 miles. Contains 153,650 square miles, an area equal to the estates of New York. New Jersey. Mas tsachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, New Ilanipshire, C'o:m:ecticut and Ohio. The population of these mine states is 26,623,535. The popula ition of California is 2,377.549, an in crease of over 60 per cent in ten years. Lightning caused more fires than any other agency, followed by rail mroads, campers and incendiaries, in the order given. The greatest losses occurred in Arizona, Arkansas and California, in which States there was also the largest proportion of fires caused by lightning and by incendiar fism. About 27 per cent of all the fires were started by lightning, and about :38 per cent were due to carelessness. The proportion in each case was prac rtically the same as in the previous :;year. Jmports into the United States last I ,xonth aggregated $149,917,063, an in crease of approximately $15,000,000 1 over the imports of P'ebruary, 1912, 1 according to figures issued by the de Dartment of commerce. The exports 'of the United States for the same period amounted to $193,092,042, a falling off of 'about $5,000,000 from the exports for the same month a year i ago. Europe received the bulk of the ,axports of this country for the month, !D113,956,913 being the value of articles sent to that quarter of the world. Dur- c ung the same month of 1912, Europe r received articles from the United I States valued at $128,338,a;:9. Just Crazy for Fire. I Winnipeg, Man.-Because he loved i to hear the clanging engine bells, c James Dodds. aged 23, a farm laborer, started more than 100 fires in Winni- f peg and St. B3oniface in less than a year, according to his confession. His t passion caused a loss of $1,000,000. 1 Santa Fe Official Dies. a Los Angeles, . al.-George T. Nich olson of Chicago, third vice president of the Santa Fe system, in charge of a ramffic, died Sunday. o -L' YULU luUu rr·LrrlJ IIUv UUU~ UUII~U ---- -- -- ------------------~--_.____._._ ~~-~L~--~ ;ta· ~"·~,~~ "·~.~,i~*3~, ,:~.T~~~%~d~3~~ ~~:~~%~'~:~991~1~111~:~ ~s~,~,~~·~ r~ss~"l~s~:~:~slssrs~n~rak~aa~g~le~aa~~l l~rS5~ z:::.:: ~Ell~i ::r:~::: ·:·:: ··;···· ~S~j~~X1IXi~:.~~i~:B55 li13 illi::i;:.~8ls~r~P"""~ IPIAJBb6":~I1~ -~:··:~··· ~ ·.·.·; ~P ~~i~i$~~iii~:~i~i~i~ii~Xiii i:lji~ii :.· ~~i~i~81U :·: :i :::·:·:···:·:··· :·::: .:::,:::::::::::.:::::...:: ...: .::: ~IPI i~;~iiS~iiiXjBfi~j Ig dS ~i~il ~ss~t~ ~ .i.:8: I:: ·· ~i~ :: ::: .....I ;ias·: :.:.··T: I~li~Si li~li rl: ·;··I· sli~ ···· :::. xs :,:','''8Bhiiiiii,,::::::::::i:::::::(i si~ii89i8iiiii~ ;#i ~x~ :: ~::~j::::a:~~ i8 :l:i :. :· · -; Rijixi~~ ::::2$::~::j:~I~ ;:·:·i: ::.::··::::::~:::::::aji I::::: ,,: gg i:i i: ·::~:iiiijdti:iijii :·:~~iiii --i~-.;::::.:; :·: :i ·":i' ::i :i:l :·::: 9iiililliili i :1: i·i i:i %:: ii:I ·~ iiPi r i'' ~iji:51 i , ;,,, d:I ~· iF3i: PANOPAMA VIEW OF BUBMII1~ED DAYTON PROH FIIB aI1OUNDS HILL N OTJCIE: HOW ~TATER REACHES UP TO THE EAVES OF TEE: II[OUSES IN THE LOW PORTIONS. WASHINGTON P. O. JOBS Democratic Committee Names Luck) Ones. John Pattison, democrat iic tiionll committeeman, and Hugh C. Todd chairman of the demnocratic slitoe 'oll tral conmmittee, have decided upl1on the following 1'Pc'olllno lldittli(ols for post ltllsto.s and mailed ti(he Ire(otnllnda lions to Washington: At 1aind---Mau1ry C. Hayden, salary $1 t0o. At Medial lIake----liss 'Thto 111al, salary $1t40e. At Ephrata--Prestonu llingt,:sley., sal iry $1 .,.(0. At 1othell-llarlani IE. tlu p, slllry $120o1. At Connell---(hales (lires, salar'y $111l1. At l ait r Pilk- A. ,I. Peters. salli'ry $15(i. At Pt ya llup-Rl.oherlt 7Mlontg .tlell'y, salarh y $2,0;0. At tRepubhlic---\V. 1 i. lltenl isol, s(l ary $1701. MANITOBA FLOODED Large Part of City of Brandon Under Water. lrandon, Manl.--A large part of the city nioith of t.he iCanadian Pacific tracks was Ilnder water M.onlay 11and(1 l t inli i titants soulghlt safety ise 5 ;' . 1'I /I iO ce in ih fi i r lias shown, no1( sins of tbreakinig upl. bilt it is cov 't'( sithl several ltet of iwater. which is overflowing the banks. The piart of the city thlreatened is ilnhabtited by a'ilvay employes, mostly fo:eignerls. SPRING SUIT STYLES Are Exceedingly Varied As to Style, Cut, and Trimmings. Spring suit styles are exceedingly varied as regarus materials, cut and trimming features. They fall natural ly into two groups, the cutaway and blouse styles. The cutaways were tirst in the field and are favored by thy' more conservative trade. In addi tion to these two general groups there are novelties which include Eton and bolero effects. The popular trade will demand the cutaways and simpler types of tailored suits, though there is a growing ten dency away from the severity which characterizes the strictly tailored suit and toward the demi-tailored models showing a touch of trimming or clever manipulation of seams. Russian and Balkan suggestions are embodied in the new blouse coats, which are meeting with fair success in the large centers. The latest de velopment of the blouse is long waist ed effect with the belt at the upper hip rather than the waist line, is being taken by the houses which cater to the high-grade and novelty trade. Even here buyers are confining them s'lves largely to misses' and small women's sizes, as the style is one uy no means universally becoming, and small retailers would do well to han dle it with caution. Spring styles are of a character that appeal to buyers strongly. A good business is being done on silk dresses, particularly crepe de chines, in which it is impossible to supply the demand in many instances. Silk poplin, Canton crepe, crepe meteor and brocaded failles are I among the popular fabrics. A number of costume houses are 1 making up some dresses with little I coats of the same or contrasting ma- I terial, giving the effect ot a three piece costume. Co-incident with the demand for dresses comes, as usual, a call for coats. The cutaway coat, either three quarter or seven-eighths, is the seller ot the season, the favorite style be ing that fastened over low at the left side. These have long narrow revers or are trimmed with a bias fold of silk t or other fabric in that effect. Some c are without revers but usually wits v a square collar of fancy silk or print ed ratine. P These are neing taken in ratine in 1 plain colors, stripes and checks, s eponge, bedford cord, serge, poplin, wool and silk metalasse, faille, moire, charmeuse and satin. In the dressier coats the tendency is for draped ef fects. In automobile coats the best selling numbers are of novelty fabrics, par ticularly in checks and stripes, full k length with adjustable collars. Quite ti a few show belts, some below the C waist line. a Cleveland has a motion picture the- a ater which runs two films simultane- n ously. ti MORGAN IS DEAD Rome, Italy---J. P. Morgan, America's greatest banker, died here Sunday afternoon. Rome, Mlarch t:1.--.-. Pirpont Mor gan is (lead. tie expired yesterdtay af ternoon at 12:05 o'c-lock. Announce ment of his death was withheld in or der that private cipher dispatches lhould be sent to the Morgan tntuking houses cf London and New York. A peaceful scene marked the Morgan death bed. The financier was uncon scious at the last. Herbert Saterlee, his son-in-law, .lMrs. Saterlee, Professor Blastinelli, Dr. Star and other members of thle party were present. Dr. Starr declared that death wasi due to a collapse occasioned by a strain incidental to Morgan's recent alplpearance before the house cominmit tee investigating the money trtst at Washington. Morgan was practically unconscious since Wednesday. When he arrived a: Naples front Egypt and was brought here on a special train he was pale, emaciated and weak. Since his arrival here, four nurses and half a dozen noted specialists of Europe and others fronm the continent have been ill con stant attendance. New York Exchange. New York.-Business was suspended for five minutes on the stock exchange today while the members adopted a resolution on Mr. Morgan's death. The 'esolution was read from the rostrum. It was the first time in its history that the exchange stopped work to pay hlon it or in this way. The resolution in part was: "Resolved, That the death of I. 1P. Morgan has removed from America's large creative activities its most con spicuously useful figure. To the devel olpnlent of the resources of our coun try he has contributed more than any Crowe Talking Too Much, Minneapolis, Minn.-Pat Crowe, known to the police all over the coun try because of the kidnaping of Eddie Cudahy at Omaha several years ago, and who has been serving a 90 days' sentence for ordering more chop suey at a local restaurant than he had money to pay for, was released from t the workhouse with two weeks of his t man o r1 d(lay. His immense con strlctive genius was devoted not mere ly ,, American (finance and industry, but to ihe wide field of philanthropy and hIumanity. The whole world has Slost ;i ise counse. or aid aI helpful frienld." About J. P. Morgan. horn in Hartford, Conn., April 17, 1:;;7. IEdlcated University of (ottingen, S(llGermanlly. Left a fortune of about $20,000,000 by his father. ileturned to United States in 1857 and became connected with the bank in:g firm of Duncan, Sherman & Co. Made member of firm of Drexel-M or gan company in 1871. Became widely known as organizer of large railroad and industrial inter tsts. Organized the greatest financial con cern in the United States, the United States Steel corporation, in April of 1901. United States Steel represents com bination of the Carnegie Steel works andl several other great steel concerns of the country. Its capital was $1,100, 000,000, with a working capitalization of $200,000,000. For several years Morgan has not been considered as actively engaged in company work. He has been noted collector of arts. Close friend of practically every Eu ropean monar(ch. Had four children, Louisa Pierpont Morgan, John Pierpont Morgan, Juliet Pierpont Morgan and Anne Tracy Mor gan. Married twice. First wife, Amelie Sturges; second wife, Francis Louise Tracy. Credited as "philanthropist." time yet to serve because he was teaching young prisoners his art. Lawrenceburg Levees Go Out. Lawrenceburg Junction, Ind.-The south levee at Lawrenceburg broke Saturday afternoon. A wall of water poured through the opening, and went iraging through the center of the town. tearing up all before it. THE FLOOD SITUATION FORTY THOUSAND PERSONS TO BE ENTIRELY CARED FOR DURING NEXT FORTNIGHT. MILLIONS OF DOLLARS S[NT FOR AID Conditions Being Improved Fast as Possible Over the Flooded Dis tricts-High Water Causing Floods in West Virginia. Da ).to, Ohio.-Here is the problem l pr'(-srntod to Dayton .Monday, as mumnmarized by George F. Bailey, sec retary to Governor Cox, who is repre oenting the latter heie: Forty thousand persons must be fed, clothed and housed for a week longer. Twenty thousand persons must be cared for indefinitely. These are per sons who lost all when their household goods were swept away. They must be provided with a few necessary hIcnsehold articles, sncn as bedding, pots ani pans, stoves and a few dol lars. A half million dollars could be used in this way by the relief commit tee. Fifteen thousand houses and busi ness buildings must be rehabilitated. Two thousand houses and other structures, or what remains of them, must be pulled down. Thousands of tons of debris must be remove d. Things Accomplished. I ollowing are some of the things ac cornplished since the flood broke over the city March 25: The water works pumping station is in operation, but the distrmoution of water is greatly retarded by open pipes in wrecked houses. The press ure is feeble, ,ut growing stronger as leaks are checked. The main sanitary sewer is in oper ation, although many of the laterals leading from houses a"e clogged with mud or backed-up water. The flood sewers, separate from the sanitary sewer, will be in operation to morerow. These sewers are needed now to remove the water being pumped from basements. Telegraph service is catching up with require ents. Deeds of Heroic Linemen. No braver services have been per formed than those by the telegraph and telephone linemen. They waded and swam icy floods ;ud entered tot tering buildings unhesitatingly in the course of duty. John H. Patterson, chairman of the general committee, found many operators last night who had not removed shoes or clothing since last Tuesday. There is enough food and clothing for present needs, but relief will be required on a diminishing scale for an other month. W. F. Bipp' wis , act as treasurer for all contributions and w-- make a strict accounting to all contributors. Martial Law Hits Saloons. By order of Governor Cox the reign of martial law over Dayton was ex tended to take in the whole county, to prevent the sale of liquor in the sub urbs. The flood swept away the city administration, temporarily at least, and brought in what amounts to a com mission form of government. Immediately martial law was pro claimed, the municipal administration was eclipsed. Adjutant General Wood for the moment became supreme under the governor. On the heels of this Mr. Patterson was appointed chairman of a committee of five to administer .the affairs of the city. The militia was in structed to obey his orders and thus became a force. Autos Taken From Sightseers. Sightseers in motor cars felt the heavy hand of public necessity when General Wood ordered them from their cars and pressed the latter into public service. Those who protested were forced to surrender their cars at the points of rifles until released by order of Chairman John H. Patterson. Coroner J. W. McKenny estimated that 100 bodies have been recovered, though there are records of only 72. He said that many had been buried without the usual official action and that in many cases he did not expect to get records. Hundreds of persons, still looking for relatives, passed along the lines at the morgues. Only a few bodies have been identified. Spread of Diphtheria. Eight persons suffering from diph theria were at the Miami Valley hos pital. Several of them were caught in a nouse with persons who had become ill with the disease recently. Four persons hemmed in with one who had measles are suffering with that dis ease. Eight persons whose minds have be come affected temporarily because of hardships suffered in the flood are be ing cared for at the state insane asv lum. Dead Animals a Menace. With warmer weather the greatest problem was the removal of the car casses oL dead horses. Every available automobile truck and all the horse drawn drays were impressed by the sanitary officials and hundreds of men were engaged all day removing the car casses to the different incinerating plants and to vacant plots on the out skirts of the city, where they are be ing burned. Indianal. Alis.-Central Indiana is summoning its medical forces to fight disease which is following in the wake of the flood which swept this section last week. WEST VIRGINIA FLOODS. Town of Huntington in Bad Way From High Waters. Hunting'on, W. Va.--This city is in almost total darkness, is facing both a food and water famine, and 15,000 of the 40,000 inhabitants are homeless. Twelve persons are reported missing and the property damage, according to close estimates, will amount to nearly $1,500,000. This afternoon at ý o'clock the river reached a stage of u6.2 feet, the high est in the history of Huntington, and now is stationary. The entire business section is inun dated, water being up to the second floor in some buildings. TWO CITIES DEEP UNDER WATER Portsmouth, O., and Huntington, W. Va., Cut Off From Outside. Cincinnati, Ohio.-Floor conditions at Portsmouth, Ohio, and Huntington, W. Va., were reported serious Monday. Both cities are cut off from outside communication, but telephone reports from nearby towns state both cities are deep under water. At Portsmouth two lives are said* to have been lost. Reports that a serious fire had oc curred at Portsmouth are denied. Both towns are said to have sufficient pro visions for three or four days. Levee Breaks at Cairo. Cairo, I11.-One of the levees broke here Tuesday morning. The main levee is still holding. There is a small leak in the levee around the drainage district, but it is not large enough to eause alarm. WANT HELP FOR SUFFRAGETS Appeal to American Women to Use Influence. London.-Mrs. H. R. Emerson of De troit, Mich., assisted by Miss Scott Troy of San Francisco, is trying to enlist several American women mar ried to titled Englishmen to obtain the release of Miss Zelie Emerson from Holloway jail, where she is im prisoned for breaking windows. Miss Emerson, who started a "hun ger strike," has suffered much from forcible feeding. It is hoped by Miss Emerson that the support of the duchess of Marlborough, who was Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt, will be ob tained. The duchess is a suffragette. The United States embassy can not take any steps unless instructed by Washington, because Miss Emerson is treated as are English women. THE MEXICAN REBELS NOW PLAN TO ORGANIZE Constitutionalist Movement Against Huerta Government to Be Solidi fied-Talk of Secession. El Paso, Tex.-The constitutionalist movement against the Huerta national government will be launched formally at a conference of the Mexican insur gents at Hermosillo, Sonora, on April 15. It is planned to hold a congress of rebel agents from Chichuahua, Coa huila, Sinaloa, Tepic and Sonora as well as from other states where the movement is not so firmly established. Mexico Makes a Kilk. .Mexico City.-The Mexican govern ment has made a formal protest to the American government against the ship ping of arms and ammunition from the United States to the rebels and has re quested that greater vigilance be exer cised in guarding the frontier. Mex ican officials understand that numer ous consignments of war material, in cluding many machine guns, have been sent across the border, in some cases even at the regular ports of entry, and now are in the hands of the rebels. Will Loan Money to China. Washington.-President Wilson has learned that an American financial syndicate stood ready to furnish the republic of China a short-term loan of about $10,000,000 and later would ne gotiate a long-term loan up to $100, 000,000 or whatever should be China's need. The syndicate has asked for as surances that the United States gov ernment would not participate in any way in the negotiations. The St. Louis school board may lower the school age from six to five years.