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VOL XI "
IRELAND AGAIN ON VERGE CIVIL
FEARS ARE ENTERTAINED THAT
EASTER DAY MAY SEE OPENING
HOSTILITIES ON A LARGE SCALE
Great Uneasiness Pre
vails Not Only In Ire
land But Throughout
England, and British
Battleships Have Been
Sent In Case of Emer
gency
Belfast, April 15.—(8y the Associat
ed Press ) —Two British warships
have arrived in Lough Swilly, Coun
ty Donegal, northwest of Londonder
ry, it was learned this afternoon.
What London Says
London, April 15. —The movement
of the British warships into the wa
ters of County Donegal, Ireland, an
nounced in Belfast today, is interpret-:
ed here as a precautionary measure in
view of the tense situation in Ireland.
Situation Decidedly Serious
London, April 15. —(By the Associ
ated Press.) —Developments in Ire
land over Sunday are anxiously
awaited here, in view of the Repub-;
licans’ seizure of the four courts in
Dublin and Arthud Griffith's determin
ation to hold his pro-treaty meeting in
Sligo tomorrow over the decree of the [
local Irish Republican army comman
der.
The situation is declared as very se
rious by the morning newspaper, j
General disappointment is expressed ;
that the peace conference between
representatives of the Free Staters i
and Republicans adjourned without j
any sign of agreement and this is
commented upon as a bad omen.
It will be a surprise if Sunday pass-;
es in Sligo without trouble. Mr. Grif-'
fith’s latest statement was that he j
was determined to fulfill his promise
to speak there, and there seems to be j
every reason to expect that if he at- j
tempts the address a clash of the riv-J
al parties will result.
It is reported that since the occu- j
pation of a number of public build
ings at Sligo by Republican forces.
Free State troops have been gathering
there in considerable numbers. Many j
alarming rumors are afloat, one being I
that the Republicans have laid plans |
to seize the heads of the Provisional!
Free State government.
Disavowal by the De Valera party :
generalissimo, Rory O'Connor, of j
starting another revolution by the j
seizure of the Four Courts in Dublin,[
fails to allay the anxiety of the Daily
Mail. The newspaper editorially asks j
in effect that if the seizing of courts j
and turning them into sand-bagged j
.fortresses so as to prevent the c-oun-j
try's judges from functioning is not'
revolution, what is it? "Or does
O'Connor mean it is nothing to what
he will do next?”
The Daily News says the outlook
is one of almost unbelief and the
West Minster Gazette says it can
■Scarcely believe Michael Collin’s tol
erance will survive this outrage in the
capital of the country for whose gov
ernment he is responsible." If O’Con
nors’ attitude is anywhere misunder-1
stood, it is not his fault as he spoke i
in the plainest terms to interviewers.
The correspondent of the West Min
ster Gazette quotes him as saying:
“We have nothing whatever to do
with politics. We are plain men who
stand by the republic, all are pre
pared to sacrifice our lives rather
than allow the republic to pass. It
may come to fighting but if it does the
responsibility for civil war rests on
the shoulders of those supporting the
treaty.”
Trouble Seems Certain
Belfast, April 15. —(By the Asso
ciated Press.)—Forces of the insur
gent section of the Irish Republican
army are strengthening their hold on
Sligo, where Arthur Griffith has an
nounced he will hold a pro-treaty
meeting tomorrow. The Republicans
have followed up their seizure yester
day of the postoffice, town hall, guild
hall, and barracks.
The office of the conservative news
paper, the Sligo Independent, was
commandeered last night and an
armed guard is stationed there. This
position dominates Castle and Market
streets, where the postofflce is situat
ed, and also comrilands Wine and
Knox- streets, adjoining. The streets
are being patrolled by aTmed parties
of Republicans.
RESTRAINING ORDER ISSUED
Minneapolis, April 15. —The board
of directors of the Minneapolis St
Paul and Saulte Ste Marie Railway
Compan were restrained today from
paying a proposed semi-annual divi
dend of two per cent to .preferred and
common stock holders, in two res
tarining orders issued by Judge Wil
bur F. Booth, of the United States
district court in Minneapolis. A
hearing on the orders will be held
in federal court next Saturday.
NAVAL VOTE TODAY
Washington, April 15.—The House,
by unanimous consent, agreed this
morning to vote late this afternoon
on an amendment to the naval appro
priation bill providing for an enlisted
force of 86,000 men.
Lakeland Evening Telegram
FULL LEASED WIRE REPORT OF
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TENNESSEE STORM DOES
QUARTER MILLION DAMAGE
Lebanon, Tenn., April 15. —A tor-
Inado struck this county at 8:30 Fri
day night, sweeping around this place
!cn three sides, and doing damage
'throughout the countryside roughly
| estimated at $250,000, including the
jinroofing of numerous homes and
destruction of many barns and out
| houses and killing much stock. Sev
eral persons sustained injuries, one
[Mrs. J. VV. Andrews being seriously
; hurt. 'Andrews’ home, anew cun- j
! crete house, was practically destroy-i
, cd. At Tuckers crossroads 200 peo- I
I pie were in attendance at a picture i
show in the high school building, all j
the windows of which were blown
out. but the audience escaped injur}'. |
THORNE WILL RUN.
Chicago, April 15. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) —Clifford Thorne, gei.- !
■eral counsel for the American Farm!
Bureau Federation, today formally |
announced his candidacy for the Re- |
! publican nomination for United States j
! senator from lowa. He simultaneous j
Iy tendered his resignation to the j
Farm Bureau Federation.
NOTED COMEDIENNE DEAD
Boston, April 15. Hary Vokes.
the comedienne who with Hap Ward!
entertained thousands in this country j
and abroad for years, died at a hos !
pital here today. Death was du |
to injuries sustained in an ex- j
plosion yesterday at thep lant of the:
Beacon Oil Company in Everett. He |
had been employed there recently as j
a pump tender.
AYLOR ESCAPES NOOSE
Perry, Ga., April 15.—After delib
erating since 5:30 o'clock yesterday
afternoon the jury in thee ase of j
Stanley Aylor, charged with the mur
der in connection of the killing of
his wife returned a verdict today
finding Aylor guilty with a recom
mendation for mercy. He was sen ;
tenced to life imprisonment.
APALACHICOLA WOMAN
WON SIO,OOO CASH IN A
BIG SCENARIO CONTEST;
The Apalachicola Times of April 3th
contained the following:
"To win a prize of SIO,OOO happens j
to few people, but such is the good;
fortune of an Apalachicola lady—Miss j
Winifred Kimball.
“Last Saturday morning Mr. Briggs j
and Mr. Eric.son, of the Chicago Daily I
News, and Mr. McAuley of the Gold
wyn Pictures Corporation presented
Miss Kimball with a check for this
amount as -the winner of the grand
prize in the Chicago Daily News' $30,-
000 scenario contest.
“These gentlemen went to the Kim
ball residence and placed moving pic
ture machines in the garden and in
vited Miss Kimball, Mrs. Alexander
and Mrs. Harris, who is a guest at the
home, into the front yard. Miss Kim
ball was unaware that she had won
such a grand prize, and naturally was
a bit nervous when these gentlemen
requested her to take her place in
front of the moving picture machine.
They explained that they merely
wanted to get her expression on the
film as she opened the letter they
-were to give her. Site complied with
their request and stood in front of
the machine. The operator turned the
handle of the machine as Miss Kim
ball slowly tore open the envelope
and drew out the contents. When- she
glanced at the check in her hands she
fell in a heap on the lawn. Mrs. Alex
| ander and Mrs. Harris rushed to her,
hut she looked up from where she
had fallen and exclaimed, ‘l’ve won
the grand prize of $10,000!'
“The news spread over town like
wildfire and soon the Kimball home
was the gathering place for large
numbers of people who came to con
gratulate Miss Kimball on winning
j such a magnificent prize.
“All day Saturday moving pictures
were made of Miss Kimball and of
the hgnte and of Apalachicola people
and scenes. Sunday pictures were
made of Trinity Episcopal church, of
the pastor. Rev. Geo. E. Benedict,
and of the congregation as they filed
out of the church after services were
over.
“It was at Trinity church that Mi3s
Kimball got the inspiration for her
story. ‘Broken Chains,’ that won the
grand prize over 27,000 other stories
submitted in the contest. Some of the
pictures of the church will be used
in the picture, which will be repro
duced, by the Goldwyn Picture Corpor
ation in a six or eight reel feature
production."
NATIONAL GUARD THREATENED
Washington, AJrll 15. —Lack of ede
quate appropriations threatens to un
do much of the work already accom
plished in organizing the new nation
al guard.
Major General Goo. C. Rickards,
chief of the militia bureau said to
day in testifying before the Senate
appropriations committee "insuffici
ent funds cannot, but prove detrimen
tal to the splendid spirit of progress
now so high in the national guard.”
Hunran Motor
Aviator Swendt broke the world’s
record when he stayed in the air 4a
seconds in a motorless plane at
Gstaad, Switzerland, landing in a
spot designated before the flight.
He controlled the plane by move
ments of his legs and body.'
STRONG PROTEST
LODGED AGAINST
ARBUCKLE FILMS
New York, April 15.—Will H. Hays,
director of the National Association
of Pic'ure Producers and Distribu
tore, was called upon to prevent the
| return showing of motion pictures
[featuring Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle,
iby the Lord's Day Alliance of New
' York, n a letter made public today,
j Calling Arbucklc’s acquittal of a
[charge of manslaughter and the ju
i ry's statement in his behalf a
i ■'whitewash,” the letter addressed to
| Mr. Hays said:
"We appeal to you. We are not in-
I formed as to the exact bounds of
; your authority in the motion picture
! industry. But heretofore you have
j granted interviews and authorized
public statements containing senti-
I ments which your fellow citizens, in
terested in the moral well being of
the nation have gratefully welcomed.
“The request therefore which we
i respectfully urge upon you is that
you use your authority to intervene
and prevent the outrage to the moral
sensibilities of the citizens of this
country threatened in the proposal to
again exhibit any Arbuckle films.
“In case it should he that the exer
cise of such authority is not within
tlie bounds of your power as director
of the motion picture industry, we
then urge that you use your great
personal influence for the accom
plishment of this end.’’
At the offices of Mr. Hays today it
| was said he had gone to Sullvan, In
; diana to spend Easter and would re
| ply to the letter when he returned
i next week.
WHAT LLOYD GEORGE SAYS
Genoa, April 15.—Mr. Lloyd George
summed up this afternoon what ap
pears to be the general view of the
progress of the Russian negotiations
at the economic conference, employ
ing one of the similies he so fre
quently uses:
"We are building a bridge across
tlie stream,” he said. “We have driv
en some of the piles: we are now in
the deepest part of the current, and
are driving them into the mud at the
bottom. Although the bridge is not
yet above water, the piles are firmly
fixed, but we are still hammering at
them.”
PLUMBERS CUT SCALE
St. Petersburg. April 15.—Plumbers
voluntarily cut their wages here from
$lO a day to $8 a day. The new scale
Is effective May 1. Tlie union held a
meeting last night and decided on the
cut. The union issued a statement to
day that the raise was made by the
union and it was up to the union to
come down with the cost of living.
REPORT IS DENIED
Chicago, April 15. After publica
tion in the Chicago Tribune this
morning of a report that Mary Gar
den would retire as general director
of the Chicago Opera Compan, Sam
uel Insul, head of the Civic Opera
association, controlling the eimpany
issued a statement, denying specifical
ly that Giorgio Polacco, conductor,
had been employed to succeed Miss
Garden as director. Mr. Insul’s state
ment said that Miss Garden has not
resigned.
LAKELAND, FLORIDA. SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1922
SUICIDE LEAVES
LONG LETTER OF
EXPLANATION
Document Found Among Effect;
of L. F. Hursthouse Shows
Worried, Unbalanced Mind
1
The pathos in the fccide of L- !'.
Hursthouse was inerwed Friday af
ternoon hv the timlin®among his ef
fects of a document it which his dis
tressed mind attempt*! to sot forth
the reasons for the ■ped, which la
bed evidently been coltomplating ful
some time. Checks his
entire salary from iii T. Smith, at
whose filling station lit- was employ
ed, were also found fncashed in his
room at 2ti West Mifln street.
The coroner's jury which adjourn
ed after a short session Friday morn
ing, reconvened this morning- The
manuscript left by the i! ceased was
introduced as evidence ami a verdict
f suicide was returned.
It is estimated that between two
and three thousand people viewed the
body at the Genfry-Ffteh morgue up
to 2 o'c ock Friday. Many os those
who came were well acquainted with
tlie dead man, but failed to recognize
his slim, ruddy featunf's in the pale,
swollen face, with its tliscolored eye
lids.
Tlie body is now lying in the Gen
try-Futeh chapel in <m gray casket
covered with flowers, & wreath having
-been sent by the local post of the
American Legion, a tribute to Cu;i
ftain Hursthouse ns a soldier of the
allies in the world war- Funeral serv
ices will he he'd this,afternoon at -1
o'clock at the Galloway cemetery. Dr.
J. M. Gross, pastor of the First Meth
odist church, officiating.
Mr. Hursthouse was horn in New
Zealand over thirty-six years ago.
and has been in this country three
years- Nothing is known here as to
what relatives he may leave in New
Zetland, his only surviving relative
here being his wife.
Mr. IliirsihoiiscN Ktaienieiil
Following is the written statement
left by Mr. Hursthouse ami found in
his room after his death. Ii hears
no salutation and is dated January
23:
"I have for weeks (in fact ever
since the storm last (‘O'. oner. J think
it was) known that I had made an
awful mess of tilings. I p until then
I thought everything was all right,
and I had no idea that 1 was no'
living an honorable, straight ii'e. I
found out, or realized that, through
stupidity, carelessness, or some such
fault, 1 had gotten things into a thor
oughly had state, which meant seri
ous loss to others. Being thoroughly
disgusted with myself and finding
myself unable to see any way cf get
ting things right and fearing that 1
would go quite insane. I endeavored
to sell what I could as soon as possi
ble in order to forward any money
realized to A. ('. Dent, Bank of
Queensland, Queensland, Australia,
to whom 1 owed over $8,400 as a
minimum, i sold the farm and sent
$4500 through tlie State Bunk of
Lakeland. 1 wrote to Mr. Dent tell
ing him what the situation was here
and explained how it had come
about. 1 warned him that 1 felt
quite unable to cope witli the situa
tion. and that there was little hope
of liis receiving any further money.
The uily remaining assets are money
in the State Bank, money due from
J. Wilson of Wilson Bros., dealers in
mules. Lakeland. Mr. Wilson took
my mules to sell and agreed to give
me S3OO net for them hut I was tu
give him time to negotiate his deals.
Mr. Price (Ford expert) took my
Ford and agreed to sell it as best he
could. He is to deduct from price
realized his charges for repairing
and selling, etc. i have left some odd
clothes and things at Mr. McPher
son's, Hiawatha grove, Maitland.
“I want to say that everybody has
been most amazingly kind and gener
ous to me and that I have failed to
pull myself together under the cir
cumstances seems more titan proci
that my whole mind is gone.
“The awful mess into which 1 have j
got my wife and my friends is terri- [
hie, and as these people have been
wonderfully good I very fully realize
my own terrible actions and the,
worst is that I cannot see any way!
of putting things at all right, and I
find that every day I live I hut make i
the situation worse. It seems that
mind, body and soul are all gone to I
ruin and so far gone that there is j
no hope of recovery.
“When I think of the wonderful j
way my wife has stood by tile ami ‘
the same way my friends have done
everything. I am so overawed by my
terrible messing that I can see noth-'
ng but a horrible hell on earth for
those who have chfriended me, and
they are all so splendid. No more
awful state of affairs could possibly
exist and the situation is absolutely
without any possible solution so far
.as I can see. It is worse than imag
ination could conceive, and I cannot
see anything but terrible disaster.
“My mind fails absolutely to grasb
the situation in so far as putting ev
erything to right is concerned, neUh
cr Can I see how anyone else can
Edith Cavell’s Betrayer to Die
Armand Jeannes, on trial as the betrayer of Edith Cavell, British
war nurse. He was sentenced to death by a Belgian court. Miss Cavell
was executed by the Germans during their occupation of Belgium on the
ground that she was a spy and revealed their secrets to the allies.
BACK OF WORST FAMINE WORLD’S
HISTORY IS BROKEN BY AMERICA
London, April 15. (By Associated!
Press) "America lias broken tlie I
hack of the biggest famine in the
wr rld's history,’ - was the EastoY mes
sage sent to America today by Wal
ter Lyman Brown, European director ,
of the American relief administration, j
llis statement was based on dis-|
patches just received in London from |
tli“ famine districts of Russia.
"We have not reached the end of !
1 our troubles,’’ said Air. Brown, "but
we have successfully initiated a pro-'
gram for feeding four times as many
people as the army had in Franco at
the zenith."
While the feeding of five million ,
1 Russian adult famine sufferers is
being initiated, the number of chil- !
dred beng fed lias readied 2.null,lion. -
Mr. Brown'ss figures show, and is
const ant !y increasing. The child
i feeding goal aimed at is 3.000.000.
j exclusive of the Ukraine, where a
new program is contemplated.
There is no parallel in history for 1
!the task America has under';,ken in
■ the valley of the Vo'ga, according to
Mr. Brown.
I F; EACH ED RECORD PROPORTIONS
Washington. April 15. Operations '
at the Federal farm loan system were
declared to have reached proportions i
of record size during March by com
' miss inner Loheil of t lie* Farm Bureau
lean board in a statement issued to
, day.
Federal land banks during Marco
the statement showed, closed 1i,757
hums aggregating $22,484,650, while
the joint stock land hanks closed
j 865 loans aggregating $8,786,625, a
total of $31,035,275.
"These Joans,” said Connnisioner [
! Lodell “were widely distributed and
the placing of this amount of money
directly in (lie hands of farmers is i
substantial contributing factor in im-'
proving tlie general situation."
NEW RAILROAD RULING
Washington, April 15. Railroads ;
in the entire territory east of the
Rocky Mountains tire reqnSred tin
ner an interstate Commerce Commis
sion decision today to maintain a
uniform schedule of freight rates of
all classes of brick.
TRACKS MAKE POOR BED
Fort Worth. Texas, April 15. —Three
men. Elmer Thrill. John Shumate and
SI). Riggs, all of Columbus, Ohio, were I
! killed late last night while sleeping
i on the tracks of the Texas am! Pat i
■ tie near Trimble, Texas, when a >
| freight train passed over their hod j
|ios. A fourth member of the pat
ty, Edward Minor of Port ile n-y, N. i
; Y., escaped dentil by choosing the'
| path beside the tracks as a plm e to
i sleep.
hope to straighten out any of the
fearful mess. It seems that a world
of terror will he let loose and de
stroy hope and life for many who
I have trusted me.
"Why Almighty God has permitted
[me to remain on earth and cause all j
[the terror, I cannot imagine, nor can
I explain how I have done what I
[ have done except by assuming in
' sanity, for I have never intended
! anything but to give to the world
more than I received. I see, howev
er, that I have given nothing hut
agony, sorrow and trouble all around
-and received kindness, love, gener
iosity. and every kind of help.
"Whatever happens, I know it Is
awful and no one could possibly for
give one little bit of my doings for
I sec very clearly how awful they
are.
“If there is a God I can but hope
that He will in some way spare all
concerned from some of the terrors
I have created for all emerned.
“L. F. HURSTHOUSE.
“Marrh !).
“J. Wilson owes S2OO on account of
one pair of lnti’es.”
THE WORLD'S NEWS AT YOUtt
DOOR
NEW RECORD ESTABLISHED
Now York. April 15.--Almost one
million shares (‘hanged hands in
the two hour session of the New
York Stock exchange today, estah
lishing a record for the* week end
for about four years. The enor* 1
molts dealings were made on an al
most steady advance of prices
which carried leaders one to four
points over Thursday final quota
t ions.
Oils were tin* leaders, standard oil
of New Jersey and California l*ae : -
tie oil. Cosden Sinclair and .Mexicali
Petroleum scoring net gains of 1 1-2
to four points. Ollier strong feat
ures. included investment rails which
were heavily bought in tie* last half
hour. New York Central. Canadian
Pacific and Aitehison featured these
shares tit gains of one to three points
Among the strongest junior rails were
Seaboard Airline common ai three
points.
The leading mi** and motors
also were one to two and one half
points higher and among specialities
C S. Rubber, mercantile Marine, pre
fi rred and American Woolen gained
one and one half to three and one
half points.
THE WEEK'S MARKETS
New York. April l.*. — Daily stock
sales of 1.200.000 to l.tiOO.OOft shares
mostly at substantial gains and corre
spondingly large dealings and strength
in the bond list summarize another
noteworthy week on the stock ex
change.
Easy money, as demonstrated by
the federal government's offering of
treasury certificates on a .‘Do per cent
basis and the lower rate of discount
by the Rank of England was the pri
mary factor of the sustained specula
tive movements.
Rails which derive their main in
come from coal tonnage, lagged at
intervals. There wen* occasional re
actions in steels. equipments and
motors on the assumption that pro
duction in these industries may he
curtained by undue prolongation of
the coal strike.
Several of the southern transporta
tions. especially (Julf. Mobile and
Northern, common and preferred,
were unusually prominent and strong
as were also the bonds of various cot
ton carriers, especially Seaboard Air
Line.
Oils moved contrarily. the Mexican
group easing reports of differences be
tween that government and American
interests while domestic shares par
ticularly Standard Oils and most of
the Pacific group displayed pro
nounced strength on the high prices
quoted for their products.
Little attention was paid in trading
circles to the Senate tariff hill and
proceedings at. the (Jenoa conference
seemed to exert only a passing Influ
ence upon the leading foreign ex
changes.
Market is Firmer
New York. April 15.—Accumulation
of buying orders over the Good Fri- j
day recess effected many substantial j
additions to tlie recent advance of
I prices at the opening of today's stock I
'market. Studehuker led at a gain of
I*4 points. Bethlehem. Pan American
* Petroleum. Pacific Oil, Texas Com-1
1 pane. General Asphalt, and American j
Sugar scored one point advances. ,
! Standard Oil issues made additional'
gains on the higher prices quoted for*
! products in tlie Kentucky district. I
1 Coppers and shippings also hardened.!
1 Brooklyn Rapid Transit was the J
i strongest of the local utilities, gaining
I 1 3-8 points.
MANY WOMEN CANDIDATES
! Harrisburg, Pa.. April 15. —More
than 50 Pennsylvania women are as
pirants for political office in the state
this year. They have announced them
selves as candidates for nomination
at the primaries next month. Four
are candidates for congress hut most
of them seek seats in the State legis
lature.
THE WEATHER
Fair tonight and Sunday; moderate
south and southwest winds.
WAR
FLOOD WATERS
SWEEPING OVER
WIDE TERRITORY
Heavy Rains Along Ohio
and Mississippi Valleys
Are Adding To the
Enormous Amount of:
Damage Being Done In
Many States
Cairo. 111.. April 15.-Th<* levee at
Uranil Toner broke this morning and
the swollen Mississippi has spread ov- *
up iivo thousand acres of cultivate®*
The water is 11 feet deep in j
places. Al 1 residents are he- 3
jirved to have reached high ground.
Looks Bad at Cairo
Cairo. 111 . April la.—Loss of more
Ihnn $1,000,000 'worth of crops is
feared liv farmers residing in four
drainage’ districts north of Cairo as
■i result ol flood waters of the Missis
sippi river. An area of approximately
7-,mill acres is being Inundated, and
all families in the districts have left k
I heir homes for higher ground.
I'reston drainage district in
county is flooded, and levees dividing
Ibis district from the Clear Creek dis
trict. the North Alexander district and
the Cast Cape (lirardeau district cat-,
not stand the strain of the approach
ing flood and probably will be forced
10 give away : any moment, accord
ing to commissioners of tlie district.
Hundreds of citizens are working to
strengthen the levees, but most of
tie 111 admit they are engaged in a
losing tight. The Preston district was
inundated yesterday, when the river
ton* out a 200 foot section of the
levee and the levee at Aldrich. The
fiver continues to rise. All prepara-
have been made for evacuating
til" Hooded areas. Tim several towns
in the section are not expected to be
flooded, although high water will sur
round them, and their only outlet will
lie bv boat. Livestock is being taken
10 higher land bv beats.
Relief for Flood Sufferers
St Louis. Me. April 1 Instruc
tions to make provisions for relief of
llonil sufferers in territory south of
Si Lapis have been received at Jef
f* r on tiarracks. from the war depart
i 110*111. col. K. It. Votes, commandant
of llie military nest, said today. Col.
. rates declared that soldiers would be
kept ill readiness to lend assistance
to too sens iii ill** flooded districts and
licit tents and rations would be pro
vided.
Memohis Is Uneasy
Memnhis. Tenn April la.- Without
venturing a prediction as to maximum
s*.*l* ** ■. ■*. a weather bureau bulletin is
-1,1,1 tod**** forecasts an “increased
mil indet'nitelv prolonged” flood in
the Mississippi r |v*.r as exc°lllve rains
in tlie Ohio valtev during the last 24
heina caused a rise of six* feet and
nine-tenths in the river a* Pittsburg:
In:> at Parkersburg: !! S at Cincinnati 1
and 1 2 at Louisville.
Pittsburg Flooded
Pittsburgh, t'a.. Anril la—Many
families ill the West Knd were diven
from t!"> tirst floors of their homes
an*? damage is estimated at thousands
of dcl'ars resul'ing from tile torrents
of re'll that fell here las! night. At
•he same time river men announced
the* tbov were oxneeting a flood stage
t*i reach the citv today. Forecasts of
the nrolialdv crest were unavailable
, late hist night. From all of the low
bin * parts of the citv came reports
of flooded cellars and basements of
establishments. Several landslides
and cases of blocked car traks gave
: Hie traction company Hindi difficulty
; in maintaining service, while sections
of tlie road bed were washed out to a
more or less great extent in several
; sections of the city.
ON WALL STREET
New York. Anril 15—Large dealings
: attended the two hours’ session of
the market today. Industrials were
j tlie chief features, many domestic is
j sues rising 1 to 2 points. High grade
steel*, equipments and motors were
j less prominent, but Clulf States Steel.
and Baldwin Locomotive. Stndebaker
I .and Kleetric Storage Rattery made
! new high records for the year. Amer
ica Woolen and Sumatra and Amer
: ican Tobacco represented the apeeial
| ties. There was extensive buying of
* Seaboard Airline at an extreme gain
I of almost 2 points, but Rails as a
group were not materially higher. The
‘ closing was strong. Sales npproxl
! mated SRfl.nno shares.
“CLEAN LIFE” WEEK NEXT
Wnnhliißt.no. April IS. —The nation-
I al anti cigarette league will conduct
j a “national clean life week,” from
April 22 to 20. It was announced to
* dav.
Hr IT. Ft. president of the
organization, in a statement urging
observance of the program declared
"it is much more important to have
clean lives Ilian clean back yards”
“We need a general clean up of
human lives" be said. “In order
to gel rid of the contaminatinf re.
fuse from indulgence in bad habitt
that defile theb lood. lower vital res'
slstnnee and undermine moml etan
dards.”
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