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The Tomahawk.
All the News of the Past Seven
Days Condensed.
News of the Industrial Field, Personal
and Political Items, Happenings
at Home and Abroad.
Meets to Consider Reciprocity for
Calm ana Other Affairs.
The bill passed Dy the hotise to carry
into effect the Cuban reciprocity treaty
was laid before the United States sen
ate on the 20th and referred to the
committee on foreign relations. Sena
tor Newlands (Nev.) introduced a joint
resolution inviting Cuba to become a
state of the United States upon terms
of equality with the states of the union.
Adjourned to the 23d. In the house no
business was transacted and adjourn
ment was taken until the 24th.
Panama and Cuba engaged the atten
tion of the United States senate on the
23d to the exclusion of all other ques
tions. It was agreed that a vote on the
Cuban bill should be taken December 16.
This defers action until the regular ses
sion of congress. The house was not in
Tom Horn, known the world over as
a celebrated scout and Indian trailer,
was hanged at Chejenne, Wyo for the
murder of Willie Nickell, aged 14.
Cars were run on four lines of the Chi
cago City railway and little violence
was met, although the police guard in
the street had been greatly decreased.
Peter Mortensen, a mormon and the
slayer of James Hay, also a moimon,
was executed at Salt Lake City.
There were 228 business failures in the
United States during Ihe seven days
ended on the 20th, against 250 the same
week in 1902.
V. Miller and Joseph Johns were
acquitted at Cincinnati, O of conspiracy
to extort a bribe fiom John Ryan, as
charged by the post office department.
The steamer Discovery, ^vhich left
Nome October 14 with 31 passengers, has
been given up as lost.
Orders to proceed to Colon have been
given to the commanders of the battle
ships Kearsarge and Massachusetts.
Weekly trade reviews say that busi
ness is good throughout the country.
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the seven days ended on the 20th ag
gregated $2,112,572,192. The decrease
compared with the corresponding week
of last year was 21 4.
John Post, leading attorney of
Holland, Mich committed suicide by
Final dividend of 4 65 per cent, on
Chicago woild's fair stock has been
declared by the directors.
Firo in the Park theater at Butler,
Pa caused a loss of $300,000.
Gov. Feiguson in his annual report
says tho population of Oklahoma is 650,-
D00 and value of property $400,000,000.
The private bank at Ravia, I. was
robbed of $5,000.
The loss of the steamer Discovery is
confirmed from Juneau. She carried 50
or 60 passengers.
At Hill Farm mine near Connellsville,
Pa ten men were killed by an explosion.
August Doller and his aged mother
were burned to death by a gas explosion
at Columbus. Ind.
Twenty-eight Italian railway laborers
were burned to death in a fire that de
stroyed their lodging house near Lilly,
At Logansport, Ind., M. Flanagan
and wife were fatally burned and their
child was disfigured for life a9 the result
of a gasoline explosion.
A strike of 5,000 ironworkers through
out the country has been ordered for the
second time. Fully 50,000 other work
men will be affected.
Maj. Gen John C. Bates, commanding
the department of Missouri, has turned
over the department to its new com
mander, Maj Gen. S. S. Sumner.
Peace negotiations in the Chicago City
railway strike were ended by the com
pany's refusal to consider the employes'
compromise offer. Fifteen thousand
union laborers in a meeting at Tatter
sail's upheld the cause of the strikers.
The First national bank at Dundee,
111, with a capital of $150,000, was closed
by order of the national bank examiner.
Experts in New York predict a gen
eral resumption of building operations
next year, having faith in fewer dis
putes between capital and labor.
Safe blowers looted the Citizens' bank
at Clarksburg, Mo., taking all the money
in sight.
Twenty-six persons have been indicted
at Savannah, Ga., for holding negroes in
A fire in the big livery stable of Rice.
Benge & Co., at Danville, Ky., cremated
26 fine horses.
R. E. McCandless and George EL Price
fought a pistol duel at Edmonton, Ky.,
and both were killed.
Sixty-five thousand employes in cotton
mills in New England have submitted to
a ten per cent, cut in wages.
Settlement of the Chicago city railway
strike was balked by union men, just
as peaee articles were about to be signed,
and negotiations were continued. Riots
followed attempts to run cars and shots
were fired by the police to stop the de
struction cf property.
IftJjjIULl JlillMWU 11
Samuel Gompers has been chosen
president of the American Federation of
Labor for the twenty-first consecutive
Carmine Gaimari was electrocuted in
Sing Sing prison for the murder of Mrs.
Josephine Lanta Patro in New York
city October 6, 1902.
Private schedules of James S. Watson,
former president of Porter Brothers'
Company in Chicago, show his liabilities
to be $1,295,000.
Seventeen persons have been killed in
football games during the present sea
son, with the hardest contests yet to be
played. A dozen are in the hospitals.
American Federation of Labor at Its
closing session in Boston adopted a res
olution asking all working people to
purchase goods bearing the union label
The two hundred and twentieth anni
versary of the landing of the first Ger
man colonists in North America was
celebrated in Washington.
The annual report of Commissioner
of Indian Affairs Jones says that 257 In
dian schools are in operation with an
attendance of 24,357. A total of $757,173
has been paid to the Indians for their in
herited lands under the act of May 27,
Strikers attempted to wreck a coal
mine in the Cripple Creek district in Col
orado and troops were sent to keep or
The entire cotton belt region of west
Mississippi and Arkansas is enveloped
in dense smoke as a result of serious for
est fires which have been raging for
three days.
Thirteen miners were killed and great
damage was done by an accidental ex
plosion of gas in coal mine No. 20 at
Bonanza, Ark.
At Savannah, Ga., Edward J. McRee,
Frank McRee and William McRee, of
Valdosta, entered a plea of guilty to 13
indictments charging them with peon
age and were sentenced to pay a fine of
$1,000 in two of the cases.
Burglars broke into the post ofllce at
Nanticoke, Pa., blew open the safe and
secured $2,000 in money and stamps.
The white house is in mourning on ac
count of the death of the president's
uncle, James K. Gracie. There wilt be
no social entertainments until the cab
inet dinner.
Avgtast 15 has been fixed as the date
for holding the annual G. A. R. encamp
ment in Boston.
Mr. and Mrs. George Smith, 60 years
of age, were burned to death in a fire
which entnely consumed their home
tho outskirts of Grand Rapids, Mich.
The car barn and six other murders
and robberies in Chicago were confessed
by Gus^ave Marx, murderer of Detective
Quinn, who implicates three others.
Secretary Hay notified Great Britain
and Holland that America will not guar
antee any part of the Colombian bonds,
but says Panama ought to.
President Roosevelt entertained rep
resentative Montana workingmen at
dinner at the white house and promised
them a "square deal" in all labor mat
Gen. Francis Marion Drake, former
governor of Iowa, died of diabetes after
a brief illness at Centerville, aged 73
years. He 1 eaves a large estate.
Hart P. Danks, who had a national
reputation as a singer and song writer,
died in Philadelphia, aged 79 years.
Gen. George H. Stuart, a graduate of
West Point, Indian fighter and brigadier
general in the confederate army, died
on his estate at South River, Md.
The official vote at the recent election
in Ohio gives Myron T. Herrick (rep.)
a plurality of 113,812 for governor, tho
highest ever given a gubernatorial can
didate in Ohio.
Mrs. Phoebe Gilford, the oldest minis
ter in the Society of Friends in the world,
died in Providence, R. I., aged 100 years
and five months.
Rev. Jonathan S. Willis, former rep
resentative in congress from Delaware,
Is dead.
The death is announced of Julian Wal
bridge Rix, the well-known painter of
California mountain scenery.
It is announced that Eugene F. Ware,
the commissioner of pensions, will retire
from that office by the middle of Novem
ber of next year and will return immedi
ately to the practice of law in Kansas.
As the result of a conference at the
white house, Gov. Odell, of New York,
and Senator Piatt agreed to bury differ
ences which threatened serious trouble,
and the two will work in harmony.
United States Senator Clark's daugh
ter, Mrs. Everett Mallory Culver, has
been sued by Mrs. Elizabeth R. Vlasto
for $500,000 on the charge of alienating
Solon Vlasto's affections.
Bishop Sebastian Gebhard Messmer,
of Green Bay, Wis., will be named by the
congregation of the propaganda as arch
bishop of Milwaukee and his appoint
ment sent to Pope Pius X. for approval.
Gen. Reyes, military head of the Co
lombian forces,warned Admiral Coghlan
that unless the United States makes sat
isfactory arrangements regarding the
Isthmus of Panama the Colombians will
precipitate a second Boer war.
The Columbia, the sailing boat in
which Capt. Eisenbraun left Boston
August 11 alone for Marseilles, has ar
rived at her destination.
The White Star line steamer Baltic,
the largest steamer in the world, was
launched at Belfast.
Troops under Gen. Leonard Wood
slew 300 Moros and wounded many
others in a battle lasting five days, the
Americans having been led into am
bush by treacherous natives.
Prof, von Bearing, a noted Germaa
bacteriologist, declares consumption is
practically always acquired in childhood
1 and can be prevented.
President Maroquin, of Colombia, has
issued an appeal to the American people
to reject the administration's action In
recognizing: Panama.
Gov. Carter tnok the oath of office at
Honolulu and wasr formally inaugurated:
'governor of Hawaii.
A flood in the Palar river destroyed
half of the town of Vanizambadi, India,
and 200 peisons were drowned.
Princess Alice, wife of Prince Freder
ick Ernst of Schoenburg-WaldenCurg, Is
said to have eloped with her coachman.
A decree was issued at Cartagena set
ting forth that no steamers shall be al
lowed to clear from Cartagena for Colon
or enter Cartagena coming from Colon.
Emperor William has directed the
German authorities to officially lecognize
the Republic of Panama.
It is said that Japanese warships have
been sent to intercept the two Russian
battleships bound for Port Arthur.
The Norwegian steamer Victoria was
stranded during a storm off the port of
Stavanger, Norway. Eighteen persons
were drowned.
Dispatches from Puerto Plata say that
the city of San Domingo has surrendered
to the revolutionists and that President
Wos Gil and his ministers took refuge
on board a German warship.
The Chinese emperor has been in
formed by the governor of Chi Li that he
is prepared to declare war on Russians
in Manchuria.
A nitroglycerine tank at Miller,
Ind., exploded, killing Albert Hoen
shes and fatally injuring Charles L.
Potter and A. Fisher.
Mrs. Silas Brockin was burned to
death in her home in Murfreesboro,
The official majority of Gov. Cum
mins of Iowa is 59,614.
The strike of the employes of the
Chicago street railway has been settled
and the men returned to work.
Charles Long-, a well-to-do farmer at
Litchfield, Minn., committed suicide
by shooting- himself in the neck with
a shotgun.
The combination to control the price
of turkeys in Chicago was broken.
Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest son
of the president, is convalescing from
a severe attack of malaria, coupled
with a bad cold. The lad is now quite
out of danger.
Bob Fitzsimmons proved that he was
not a "dead one," when he outboxed
and outgeneraled George Gardner for
twenty full rounds at San Francisco.
Fitzsimmons was as awkward and as
cunning as of yore, and apparently
realizing that ho must foster his
strength, there was not a moment
when he was not carefulness perscjni
While sitting alone in one of the
offices of the Boston Note Brokerage
company in Boston, Miss Lillian Goff,
23 years of age, a stenogr."1
pher, was
brutally assaulted by a man who en
tered the apartment and struck her re
peatedly on the head and arms with a
heavy iron drill. The woman was re
moved to a hospital and is in a serious
By a decision reached by attorney
General Knox, Capt. Oberlin M. Carter
was released from the Fort Leaven
worth, Kansas, prison.
After occupying the presidential
chair of Mexico for 25 years Porfirio
Diaz will retire.
John L. Sullivan's famous $10,000
diamond belt was sold at auction in
New York for $2,900.
The supreme court of Alabama de
eides that negro federal soldiers can
Forest fires are spreading rapidly in
Probably the largest organization of
athletes in any city in the world is to
be formed in New York. About 100,
000 boys in the public schools will be
banded toarether.
Mayor-elect Licht, a democrat, of
Geneva, N. Y., was elected by one vote.
Delucena Lothrop Bingham, the old
est librarian in Massachusetts, is 89
years of age.
The potato crop of Germany this year
is nearly ten times as greet as that of
the United States.
Dr. J. Wilson Swan, inventor of the
incandescent electric light, has just en
tered his seventy-sixth year.
Rev. Dr. Luther F. Beecher, cousin of
the late Henry Ward Beecher, died at
Boston recently.
A cut of eight dollars in sheet steel
has been made at Cleveland, making the
present price the lowest in years.
Mme. Patti, after her tour of the Unit
ed States, will sell her castle Craig-y
Nos and buy a house near London.
At public auction in New York a walk
ing cane of the late President Abraham
Lincoln was sold for $145 to H. H. Wi
birt, of that city.
Dr. Edward Everett Hale, in a recent
lecture in Boston, said that women
must shoulder the musket in order to
achieve equal suffrage.
The cost of the pension roll is $1.75 a
year for every man, woman and child
in the United States*
Nearly half the immigrants arriving
in America come under the fostering
care of the Roman Catholic church.
The time and place of the next re
publican national convention will be
decided at a national committee meet
ing on December 12.
Efforts are being made to procure a
home for Fanny Crosby, a blind poetess
and sacred song writer. She lives at
Corona, L. I.
W. S. Cockrell. son of Senator Frances
Cockrell, of Missouri, is reported to
have forsworn allegiance to the United
States and become a citizen of Mexico.
Dr. Carlos J. Findlay, of Havana,
well known for his work on yellow fever,
hag been chosen president of the Ameri
can Public Health association.
Four hundred shingle mills in the
Puget Sound country, cutting half the
American supply, have completed their
combine, and will dictate prices to the
J. M. Barrie, English author and
dramatist, has an income of $40,000 a
year from royalties on his plays, all of
which have been successful.
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Preparations' Made for the Subjuga
tion of Panama.
Should Mission of Gen. Reyes iu
Washington Prove Frnitleas, Gov
cember 7 Unless Upper Branch
to 100,000 Hen.
Colon, Nov. 2CA telegram from Bo
gota, dated November 21, says that the
government has issued orders to raise
the army footing to 100,000 men in the
even that Gen. Reyes' mission to Wash
ington should prove fruitless. The sub
jugation of Panama is given as the rea
son for the government's action.
To Rash the Treaty.
Colon, Nov. 26.It is proposed, when
the messenger bearing the Panama
canal treaty reaches Colon, December 1,
to have a special train ready to trans
port him quickly across the isthmus to
Panama, where the treaty will be imme
diately signed by the members of the
junta. The train, meantime, wilLbe
kept waiting, and when the treaty has
been signed, its bearer will be promptly
brought back to Colon. The steamer
Yucatan, due to sail December 1 for New
York, will be delayed until the mes
senger arrives, when he will embark on
the -Yucatan, thus starting for New
York on the same date that he arrives.
This proposal is meeting with some
And So They Are, Especially When Taken by the Hour.
opposition, those desiring to discuss the
treaty at length fearing that its terms
will be too favorable to the United
States. It is probable, however, that this
opposition will be overcome.
Unable to Agree.
Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 24
Gen. Reyes cabled to the Colombian gov
ernment Sunday from Port Limon, Cos
ta Rica, that he was unable to do any
thing regarding the canal with the Pa
nama commission, at the conference
held November 20 on board the French
steamer Canada, off Colon. He added:
"The Americans prevented us from
landing at Colon. Admiral Coghlan
informed me that he had instructions
from Washington to prevent Colombian
troops from landing on the coasts of the
Colombian public opinion strongly
condemns the attitude of the govern
ment at Washington, which, it is
claimed, decidedly helps the secession
movement in Panama.
Confirms Closing: of Ports.
Colon, Nov. 26.The Italian steamer
Venezuela, which arrived here Wednes
day from Savanilla, confirms the previ
ous statements to the effect that Carta
gena and Savanilla are closed to steam
ers going to of coming from Colon. The
Venezuela agents at Savanilla repre
sented that the Venezuela was not aware
of the closing of the ports and asked as
a special favor that a Colon clearance
be granted. The authorities acquiesced,
but said they could not do so again.
The decree closing the ports of Carta
gena and Savanilla originated "with the
government of the department of Boli
var. The protests of the foreign con
suls and steamship agents are still un
Official Vote of Massachusetts.
Boston, Nov. 26.The official vote
cast at the state election, November 3,
was announced Wednesday at the state
house. The returns show that Gov.
John L. Bates (rep was relected by a
plurality of 35,984. Gov. Bates received
a total of 199,684 votes and Col. William
A. Gaston, the democratic candidate for
governor, received 163,700 votes.
Permit Issued.
Washington, Nov. 26.The District
of Columbia authorities have issued the
building permit for the new $5,000,000
union railway station in this city. The
station will embrace nine blocks.
Harriet Hubbard Ayer Dead.
New York, Nov. 26.Harriet Hub
bard Ayer, the well-known writer for
the New York World, died Wednesday
of pjuumonia, after four days' illness, I
Chicago City Railway Employes Ac
cept Peace Agreement.
Terms bj Which Men ttetuMI to Work
Facts and Figures Regard
ins the Trouble.
Chicago, Nov. 26.The great Chicago
street car strike was settled at noon on
Wednesday, when the strikers at a mass
meeting voted to accept the agreement
made Tuesday night and return to work
at once.
Secretary Barnes, of the union, is
sued orders to the men to report in the
afternoon at the different barns ready to
take out cars.
Stripped of verbiage the terms of the
agreement are:
WagesCompany and men agree to
arbitrate, present scale to be set aside
and the actual worth of labor to be es
timated without regard to wages paid
at present. (This may raise some wages
and lower others.)
Routing of CarsTwo propositions
made men may take choice. One is a
minimum of eight hours and a maximum
of eleven, all within limit of fifteen
hours. Other alternative is an oppor
tunity to earn ten hours' pay in fifteen
Closed ShopCompany retains the
right to discharge, discipline and hire
its men without interference of the
union in any way. Shop to be open to
union and non-union men alike.
Employment Company will take
back all of its striking employes except
those who have been found guilty of
violence since November 1. This in
cludes those who went on sympathetic
Following are the facts and figures re
garding the strike:
Strike of trainmen began at 4 a. m.
November 12.
Loss in fares to company, $250,000
loss to company in advertising,
etc. $75,000 loss to men iu
wages, $100,000 number of men out
of employment, 3,527 cost to the
city in wages of 1,000 policemen, $40,000
cost of meals for policemen, $3,000 cost
to company of cots, foodstuffs, cooks,
waiters, etc, $15,000 damage to cars
and other property, $20,000 estimated
cost to company in fighting to break
strike, $50,000.
Strike ended November 25.
Celebration in Aew York.
New York, Nov. 26Various patri
otic organizations observed Wednes
day, the one hundred and twen
tieth anniversary of the evacu
ation of New York city by the British.
As customary, a detail of the veteran
corps of artillery hoisted the American
flag at sunrise over the ancient block
house in Central park. Knickerbocker
chapter, D. A. R., unveiled a tablet of
Mary Lindley Murray at Park avenue
and Thirty-seventh street, on the site
of the mansion in which Mrs. Murray
entertained Lord Howe, Lord Cornwal
lis and other British officers and thus
permitted the escape of Gen. Putnam
and his army, who were then in retreat
toward Harlem.
Report of FIjarhtlnjc Confirmed.
Washington, Nov 26.The war de
partment Wednesday received a dispatch
from Col. Simpson, acting commander
of the division of the Philippines, con
firming the press dispatches from Ma
i nlla detailing another engagement be
tween Gen. LeonaTd Wood's forces and
I the Moros on the island of Jolo. The dis
patch stated that no more opposition is
expected and that the expedition is now
at Jolo awaiting developments.
Will Shut Down.
Shamokin, Pa., Nov. 26.Notices
were posted at the Lehigh Valley Cen
tralia colliery Wednesday that the op
eration would shut down indefinitely
after December 1. No reason is given,
but it is thought the suspension is part
of the restriction policy of the big com
panies. Fifteen hundred employes will
be rendered Idle.
Two Killed by Explosion.
Phillippi, W. Va, Nov. 26.James
Brown, of Lonaconing, Md., and John
Gyntver and Joseph Bernecky, Poles,
were killed and 12 men were injured in
an explosion in the Century coal mine
near here Wednesday.
More Troops Ordered to Scene of
Strike in Colorado.
Rifles and Other Spplies for 1,00(1'
Jtfen Are Granted to the State
of Colox-ado uy the W ar
Cripple Creek, Col, Nov. 26.Three
more companies of the Colorado nation
al guard from Lamar, Rockford and Pu
eblo arrived at Camp Goldfield Wednes
day, and the guards at various strategic
points in the district are being strength
ened, particular attention being given
to the outposts. Col. A. W. Hogle said
that he believed conditions were more
dangerous now than at any time since
the strike began.
Gen. Bell called his stenographer into
his office Wednesday afternoon and dic
tated the following statement for pub
"We will fight it out in Colorado if
it takes every able bodied man in the
state and some who are disabled, to the
end that order is maintained and social
ism, anarchy and moverism are wiped
off the earth and there is not a grease
spot left to assassinate, dynamite, mo
lest, disturb or in any manner interfere
with the commercial conditions and the
peace of illustrious Colorado."
Gen. Bell has given orders to have two
more regiments formed in the Co^ mp--
national guard, and in the course ^R
week he expects to lecruit 600 men.
Situation at Telluride.
Telluride, Col., Nov. 26.With 500
soldiers posted at the -various mines in
this district success or failure of the at
tempt at resumption of mining de
pends almost solely upon the ability of
the mine managers to find men. There
is no indication of a break in the ranks
of the union men here, and a majority of
the sinkers have departed for other dis
Guy E. Miller, president of the Tellu
ride Miners' union, said Wednesday that
all honorable methods would be employed
to prevent the mines from being opened,
with nonunion men. Circulators request
ing laboring men to keep away have
been sent to various mining camps.
Plot to Blow Up Several Mines.
Denver, Col., Nov. 26.Startling dis
coveries have resulted from the inves
tigation into the blowing up of the Vin
dicator mine, in the Cripple Creek dis
trict, Saturday, according to Adjt. Gen.
Bell. He says that those who caused th*
explosion which killed Superintendent
McCormack and Melvin Beck, also plot
ted to blow up the Gold Coin, Findlay,,
Golden Cycle, Stratton's Independence
and several other properties.
Gen. Bell is certain that all of those
concerned in the Vindicator affair, with
one exception, are in custody. One of
the men wanted managed to get out of
the district before a cordon of soldiers
was thrown around the camp, and is on
his way to Seattle, according to informa
tion which has been gathered since his
departure. It is not believed that he
will escape. Of the 16 men now being
held at Camp Goldfield, about a doz
en are charged with being principals or
accessories in the Vindicator affair. The
remainder are held in connection with
the attempt to wreck a Florence and
Cripple Creek train a few days ago.
War Enuipwieiit: Ordered.
Washington, Nov. 26.The war de
partment has honored the requisition
of the governor of Colorado for 1,000
Krag-Jorgensen rifles and clothing sup
plies and other equipment for 1,000 men.
The supplies were regularly issued un
der the provisions of the Dick bill for
the arming and equipment of the organ
ized militia of the states and territories.
It is stated at the war department that
the state of Colorado is merely receiving
the supplies to which she is entitled un
der the law and they undoubtedly are is
sued at this time because the Colorado
militia has been ordered out by the gov
ernor for the purpose of preserving or
der in the districts affected by the labor
strikes. All the supplies asked for are
in stock and will be delivered to the
state authorities at once This action
has no direct relation to the.visit of Maj.
Gen. Bates to Colorado to investigate
the labor troubles for the reason that no
report has yet been received^from him
on the subject.
Receives Implements of War.
Denver, Col., Nov. 26.Adjt. Gen. Bell
has received from the United States ar
senal at Rock Island, IR, 1,000 Krag
Jorgensen rifles and 100,000 rounds of
ammunition for the use of the Colorado
national guard.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 26 Four per
sons, J. W. Ray, a miner of Acme, Ariz.
Mrs. A. E. Hamilton, of Chetopa, Kan.,
and her two children were overcome by
gas in their rooms in a third-class hotel
in Union avenue Wednesday. One of
the children, a boy, aged four years, is
dead. The others are unconscious, but
will, it is believed, recover. Mrs. Ham
ilton, who evidently is in destitute cir
cumstances, was on her way to Breck
enridge, Mo. The doors and windows in
her room were closed tightly. Ray was
in a room across the hall.
Neva River Overflows.
St Petersburg, Nov. 26.Consider-
able damage has been caused by a sud
den rise of the waters of the Neva and
of the canals following the recent bad
weather. The Neva is nine feet above
normal, and the streets bordering the
river are flooded. Wheeled traffic is
suspended in many thoroughfare?, and
the inhabitants are using boats and

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