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The Omaha Sunday Bee
v PAST OHE. - -
?AGIS OSS 10 TWELVE
vor.: XLI-NO. 42.
AS GOOD LEADER
Spcretary Says, Leaving Out Que.
tioa of Own Position, Chief Ei
ecutm it Seal Progressive.
APPODmUKT WAS HOT SOUGHT
'Ko Obligation Involved in Endorse
ment of Big Han.
HAS HAS CHANCE TO JUDGE HIM
Capacity, Ideals and Methods Found
Above Beproach. ,
GOOD EMPLOYES TO WOSZ FOB
Helpful Co-operation and Uniform
, Support Given Aids. -
NATION FACES GSEAT FSOBLEMS
!wrirr ( Interior A earns the
People Are Determined that 014
Abaara Miall Ma Longer
WASHINGTON. April (.-Secretary of
the Interior Fisher in an Interview today
urged the renomi nation of Prealdent Taft.
Hla statement, which waa kujued from
lha Tuft national headquarter, aald:
"It would be tale nodeaty tor ma to
Ignore, or to expect othera to Ignore, the
fart that the Judgment thua expressed
la the opinion ot a member of the cabinet,
aubjeet to auch conscious or unconsclout
Influence aa ariae from that association,
but I hope the personal not will b ex
cuaed when t nay that the appointment
waa not Bought, but waa offered Under
circumstances that compelled acceptance
and that Imposed no political obligations
ot any kind; that no such obligations
were then or have ever been suggested,
and that the personal and official aaaocla
tion baa at least afforded the opportunity
to form an accurate opinion of the char
acter and the c$ paclty ot the prealdent
and of hla MeoJa and methods."
Secretary Flaher aald the people ot Chi
cago "do not need to be told" that ha la,
and haa been, an earnest advocate of
progressive policies: In (act, "enough of
a progressiva to hava been denounced aa
"No department head." aald Secretary
Flaher, "could ask from the caief execu
tive a mora. Intelligent appredaUon, a
mora helpful co-operation or a mora uni
form and unservrJnt support" thaa ha
had received from pi ,nrcs)djM.A
x .iini. ifaMHi ureas Problems.
Taking up the argument m favor ot
President Taft. Mr. Flaher said that the
nation faced problems of the treat est dif
ficulty and that the "people are deter
mined that old abuse shall no longer b
rw York Will Baderae Taft.
NBW YOkK, April s.-The atatement
waa made at the republican atate com
mittee headquarter today that there
would be opposition to any plan to in
struct the lour delegates-at-lange to be
elected at the Rochester convention next
Tuesday.. On the other hand.' Samuel S.
Koenig, prealdent of tuo republican
county committee, aald that the national
administration would be endorsed and
that the delegatea-at-large would be In
structed for. Taft.
"New York state Is for. Taft." Mr.
Koenig aald, "but there la a difference
of opinion as to how tills Is to be ex
pressed at the tate convention. Some
believe endorsement of the administra
tion will be sufficient, but I favor spe
cific Instructions and I have no hesitation
In saying that auch action wdl be taken.
Colonel Roosevelt will not bolt," Mr:
Koenig said. "His friends cannot per
auade him to go to that extreme."
Chairman William Baraea of the re
publican atate committee - declined - toH
comment on the question of Instructions,
but bla friends insisted he would oppose
instructions. : '
BY GERMAN SURGEON
LEIPSIC, Germany. Apill .-A remark
able operation baa Just been performed
on an Imbecile child fey Prof. Erwln
payr. director ot the surgical clinic at
tached to the Lelpsie university, with
great success. The professor planted a
piece ot the thyroid gland taken from a
healthy child, born ot a healthy mother,
into the liver of aa imbecile child,' who
1 nuked lately afterward began to Improve
In intelligence, which steadily Increased
until a complete euro was effected.
FOR NEBRASKAAGenerally fair: In
east portion colder. '
FOR IOWA Cooler unsettled weather
with probably Mowers.
S a. m 3
a a. m... 52
7 a. m
8 a. m 41
a. m 43
Ha. m 44
11 a. m.,
1 p. 4t
S P.T to
I p. tn. 5
4 . m. ...... ....... tl
I p. m i
' n. 4Z
i ; p. m t
' Official record of temperature and pra
eipitatioa compared with the correspond
ing period of th hut thro yeara:
Xfii. mi. 1st. Bss
Hiaaeat yeaterday S T 44
Mean temperature S3 m
fTecipitaitoa - .0 .
Temperature and precipitatton depart
ures (ram the normal at Omaha:
Ezeasa for the day T
Total deflcteacy since March I. m
.Normal rainfall .Wmcb
Deflciestrr for th day M inch
Total rainfall since March I tS mehea
Kxeaaa atsc Maresi 1 ." Inch
Erase tor cor. period IfU H loch
Zg4re5rPl I XA5TER PARADE . ... '
Executive Committee of Federation
Orders Miners to Sesume ' '
ACTION FOLLOWS WASM DEBATE
Xasaber at District Orcaalsatlaas
la Ike North May Make At- .
. tempt ta rreloea; the
LONDON, April I -The miner- federa
tion this afternoon accepted the recom
mendation of th executive .committee
that the men should resume work aa th
result of the recent ballot, and the miner
Will be ordered to return to th vita
Trie decision of the federation waa
reached after a two and a half hour'
controversy, which at time waa Intensely
bitter, the extremist charging executive
pusillanimity )n recommending that th
meq tepum work oerore tna district
board had yielded to th minera' aehed
ula at minimum tr.v.f"ii
The moderate, however, carried th
day. arguing that with Wioea men already
working erf. with, doubt that number
ready., ta .resume work on Monday-It
would be hopeless te attempt to carry on
th .wife" Th resolution accepting the
recommendation of th executive com
mute waa carried by a tot of 0 to 13
and the emmtnkteo sent Instruction or
dering the resumption of work.
Some ot the extremist delegate threat
ened that th minera In the north, who
still have plenty of fund In th union
treasuries, will break away from th
federation and refuse to resume work
until the minimum wage schedule have
been granted. , Even If this la true It
doe not alter the fact that the coal
strike aa a national atrlke la now ended.
It would mean' on the other hand a
breach In the eolidartty of the miner'
federation, which haa enabled th collier
to paralyse halt th trade of th United
Kingdom for the last month, causing
ml aery to' mllllona of persons at a coat
to th oolllera themselves of some M,-
M0.OM. . ...
Wreck Reveals Fact .
; Has Three Wives
LA CROSSE, Wis, Ap ril (.-It waa an
unlucky wreck for Bert A. Bond, brake-
man on the . Chicago, Kurllngton It
Qulncy railroad, which caught him In a
smash up at Newport. Wla. two weeks
ago and sent him to the hospital at 1
Bond waa living bet with on wife.
Today Mra. Bert A. Bond No. 3. who had
heard ot the wreck and thus located her
husband, arrived from. Burlington, la.,
and awore out a warrant for nla arrest
on a charge of desertion. - Th day' mail
also brought to th railroad company a
letter from a woman near Qulncy, III.,
who claim to b Bond's wife, and hear
ing that be had been killed In a wreck,
asked that his clothing and other effects
be sent to her. t ,
Bend Is still In the hospital and showing
no anxiety to get out.
Wife No. t, -who bt said to b really
wife No. I, wa taken to Jail tor a.rty
day an a charge of associating with
Bond . though ah knew they were set
legally married. . . ,
FIRST HEALTH MARRIAGE
IN CHICAGO CATHEDRAL
CHICAGO. April 1 Th Drat "health
marriage.'' under Dean Walter T. Bum
aer requirement of medical certification,
will be performed la the Episcopal ca
thedral of 88. Peter and Paul, April 10,
when Mtsa Ruth Palmer win become the
wife of A, W. Bode, a telephone operator
In the Chicago police department. : Both
the prospective bride and bridegroom
were required to bring oertiflcatea from
reputable phystdaa that they war sot
physically aor mentally deficient and
that they had neither Incurable aor ooa
tagtoa diseases. - .
IDA COUNTY REPUBLICANS
, UNANIMOUS FOR TAFT
IDA OROVE. lav, April tWSpeclal
Telegram.) The Ida Grove county re
pobUeaa convention today named Ha delav
gattoa at eigtit aelegatea t the Mate
eoaventloa and passed raaalutlona endors
ing Taft. endorsln- th republtcaa Mat
administration, endorsing tba admlDlav
tratton of Stat Aadttor Bleak ley. aa Ida
county aaaa. aaa liasuauUng th
ta oaaa aa xgxtt (or ML
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNIXO,
ABE RUEF TUELL IT ALL
Political Boss in San Quentin Prison
Writes Complete Expose.
NAMES INFLUENTIAL FASTNESS
Cearlrted Grafter at Haa Fraaclaca
Dare Mm TklaklaaT la Little
Cell and Moaraa Rala at
Ills 1.1 fe.
BAN FRANCISCO. April l-Abraham
Ruef. convicted political bosa ot San
Francisco, now serving a sentence of
fourteen year In San Quentln peniten
tiary, began In the San Francisco Bulle
tin today a aeries of articles, which he
declares will constitute; a complete expoa
of the men accused with hurt In the graft
prosecutions but not convicted.
"Without reservation." he aaya, "I
shall relate my actions and the part
played by others."
Ruef foe back ten year, when be
first-gained recognition from Influential
men. Th first period la. bridged by a
single sentence: "A few year - later
found be associated with th tool and
memengers of the railroad."
Th beginning ot thla aasoctatioa with
a leading railroad official I told suc
cinctly : 4- ..
"He began to court me. I could gat
wasee and iavora from hire. For the
first time I dmed at his house."
Tha: eublltatlon ot thr article waa
precipitated by an editor In Ban Francisco
newspaper April 4. which characterised
Ruet as a "human hyena and condemns
the agitation for hla release. - ,
Name Officials and Polltlrlaaa.
Director of public utIUIty corporations
and railroads, public officials and poli
ticians are named by 'Ruef In hla pro
logue and he declare he will show how
money waa promised and paid.
-Since the heavy doera of the atate
prison dosed behind me." he eays, "I
have given much consideration to th
vent and Influence which ended ao
ignomlnlpusly a life full ot nope. I br
Hevo much good can com from a
straightforward atatement ot my experi
ence. I have determined to make auch a
atatement 1 shall give circumstantially
all Important facts and event. Including
those leading up to and embracing th
San Franstseo graft prosecution."
Here Ruef menllooa th granting of a
franchise to a street rallwav company
and declare be will show how money
waa paid for the privilege.
"I shall glv a full account ot the fa
moua Santa Cnu convention which nomi
nated Governor Gillette," he continue,
"and ot an my conference In relation
Prtaaa Brim Brpeataac.
Ruet begtaa hla narrative with a con
fession ot repentance. lie says in part. .
"With other I co-operated In eelUnc
out th city of Ban Francisco and ao I
am la a prison cell. It baa taken these
atone walla, thla area six by ten, where
the only light or air. la that which come
from a narrow wicket to bring me to the
full realisation ot thla betrayal.
"I started life buoyantly. When I left
the university I had th Ideal ot th
average young man of that period. How
and why my Ufa flew so wide ot Ita goal.
I now am determined to trace and to
writ In detail In the bop that my story
may prove of public benefit and may
make amend for what society baa loot
by my work.
"I shall write without extenuation for
myself or those who co-operated with roe.
However harshly I may write. It will be
without malice or Hi will and with a de
sire to have other suffer a I have ut
Able Men-to Speak
at BigTaf t Rally
The Omaha Taft dub will hold it big
meeting at the Boyd theater tomorrow
evening. To till th vacancy made by
tba Inability to be present ot Secretary
of the Interior Walter L. Fisher, a num
ber of able Omaha - and Nebraska
speakers have been placed on th pro
gram. Albert W. Jefferta will preside.
Among thaa who are scheduled to
peak are John Leo Webster. Allen W.
Field of Lincoln and Jadg E. Bv Parry
ot Cambridge. Th Gat City Quartet
and Green's band wtU furnish mode
tor ta occasion.
Four Indicted by Rock
. Island Grand Jury
; . , .
ROCK ISLAND. 111.. April (.Four per
son were indicted today by the special
grans Jury called to Investigate the
causes leading up to the recent riot in
this Uy tn Which two were killed and
aln wounded- The grand jury recseaed
OBtn next Thursday, wheat tha tadict
eaaejts wlB be BTeeened to await.
APRIL 7, 1912 -SIX SECTON'S-TORTr-FOUR PAGES. ,
Coming and Going in Omaha
First Seal Trial of Strength is to
Come in Illinois Next
: Tuesday. .
ROOSEVELT MAKING EASS FIGHT
Thla Fire Great Republican State
Where There la a Direct Preal
v aleatlal Primary Kiev
Ilea. ROCKFORO, 111., April t-What la re
garded by Roosevelt' aupporura aa a
critical period In the former prealdent'
campajgn began today. Colonel Rooas
velt delivered a speech at Rock ford at
th opening of hla two-day trip through
Illinois, during which he I to make a
determined fight tor the states fifty
eight delegate to th republican national
convention. Ullnola I th first pf th
great republican' stale In which at a
direst preferential presidential primary
the aupportera of thr prealdent and the
farmer prealdent will be able to measure
their relatlv strength. .. -
Colonel Roosevelt wa told that C boun
cy . Dwy, manager ot th Rooelt
campaign In .IlUnola claimed every dla-
itrlct In th Mate csoept Senator Lor!
mer s bailiwick tn Chicago and possibly
the Esst St Louis district.
ft am a warrior and not 4 prophet
the. colonel replied, "the primaries are
to be held next Tuesday."
In the Intervening time Colonel Roose
velt I to (peeJC In six congressional die.
tricta Including those of Congressman
McKlnley. President Taft'i campaign
manager and ex-Speaker Cannon.
In hi speech her th colonel empha
sised hla belief the Istu In this cam
paign la on whlh affect fundamentally
th welter of th country, H said ha
wa making th fight tor th benefit
of th rich man as weU aa th poor man.
Colonel Roosevelt renewed bla attack
on Senator Lortmer to whom he referred
a representative of a type of men
opposing him. He said that these men
stood for tha "(mall representative part
ot the people,' who, th colonel declared,
seek to rule th peopl.
'I protest agslnat the use of Lincoln'
name," Colonel Roosevelt aald tn connec
tion with the activttte ot Sanator Lort
mer, during hi second apeeoh, mad to
a large crowd at Freeport. "Th prin
ciple of Senator Lortmer are th direct
reverse of the principles of honest Abe
WlUaa Speak at Galeebar;.
GALESBUKu, III., April (.-Governor
Wood row Wilson at New Jersey, In
abort speech delivered this morning to
many voters of this vicinity, made aa
attack upon government for the Inter
eats, th present system of choice ot
candidates, the republican tariff meas
ure and also mad a strong appeal for
the support ot the voters at the preferen
tial presidential primaries next Tuesday.
lis aald "th people are tired of being
governed for the especial benefit ot the
Interest" and they ar clamoring for a
president who will take the lead and
see that thing are dona for the benefit
ot the general public. '
"All government needs to be taken back
to tba general public In frank confidence.
A nation doe not grow from th ton,
but from th bottom, and Km future ot
America depend upoa th men who are
making th struggles, rather thaa upoa
the men who have fought their way to
' "The question of th present I'm I
not ao much what party la going to win
at th coming election, but, which party
la going to draw to itself th force of th
nation, and work for the renewal ot the
power of th United States."
A versa Has Mast Get lata Gaaae.
MOLiNE. 111., April .-There never
win be a permanent and settled tariff
policy In thla country until the average
man la brought Into the gam and pub
lic opinion aa been fully consulted." de
clared Governor Wood row Wilson to a
gathering of citizen which assembled at
tha railroad atatlon her today. 'The
trouble I that the tariff schedule have
been made up after consultation with
a email group of Interested person.
1 an for the laboring maa, because he
la a part of tha great body of th n-
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
The National Capital
atsrdai-e April ltlS.
" The Senate.
Not la session; meet Monday. S a. as.
Met at noon. Continued debate oa I
dtaa appropriation bill with taMottoa, ot
CHARGES ANGER LAWMAKERS
- r '
BandeU's Remarks About Corpora
tion Business Start Debate.
EXPLANATION " NOT ACCEPTED
Trxa'a Ifferta sf Behalf .at BTII
to Per bid CHirwanl Ksspley.
meat by Cerweralleaa
WASHINGTON.. April 1-On of . th
moat acrimonious a bales heard in th
house this seealen waa precipitated today
when Represcntatlv Randall of Ter.aa,
democrat, ' explained that h meant nd
reflection on member when he Intimated
In his speech at Thursday that a majority
of th member ot the hua ware engaged
In employment that hi anti-corn ration
retainer fe bill would Stop. .
Applause greeted th replied of Itspr.
aentatlve Edwarda and Barilett Of
Georgia. Jam ot Kentucky. -Clayton ot
Alabama, democrat," and Hamilton of
Michigan, republican. wh virtually de
clined ta accent bla axDlanalidn.
Mr. Randall referred to th pVliitodeo
ord and read th atatement that had
caused, crtllclenv i. . vt-,-(f
"This l what t said." 'sx'tltlne Mr.
Randall, -wad I submit that; nothing la
It reflect Ml Any member, t bnv. m
doubt an Investigation would show that a
majority of th member f tlitti kous
and at csngraat are engaged la employ
ment today which, th passage of that
bill would (top,, I believe It Is tru that,
nlne-tcnla or psrbap. a larger percent
age of th employment are absolutely
Innocent In themselves, but th Situation
I there. Thar la th connection of th
agent with hi principal; there I th con
nection ot lb attorney with hla client"
Mr. Edward called sharply on Mr.
Rsndell to produoa hi proofs ot any
Illegal employment of. members and to
name both th members and th orpora
tloaa they served. . '
Representstlv Clalrmaa ot the Judici
ary committee, before which the Randall
bill waa pending, made a vigorous reply
to Mr. Rsndell Insinuatioa and charac
terised hla measure aa "ridiculous V
Th rule af thla Bouse." h aald, "aa
probably an undue regard for. th fad
ings of th gentleman from Texas, pre
vented th committee from making a
statement concerning this matter. Let
m tell you what I th matter with
thla house. It 1 not Ihst the member
are crooks or dishonest men, but that
there are to many ow wards; wa all vote
for measure ot doubtful propriety be
cause w are afraid th folk back bom
would misunderstand." .
in Connection with
. Sacrifice Murders
LAFATETTB. La., April i. -Officers
Investigating the confession ot - Clemen.
tin Barnnbet, th negres who claims aha
ha directed th killing of seventeen r
more negro In th last year, took Into
custody today a negro preacher named
Th officer believe he bad much to do
with the organisation of the "Sacrifice
sect," presumably headed by the Berne
bet woman, part O- whoa creed con
sisted of th belief that those whom she
her co-religionists killed gained Im
Detective hop to gain from Thompson
th names of negro who helped Clem
entine when she killed entire families.
DEPUTY SHERIFF SENT
TO JAIL FOR THIRTY DAYS
PASSAIC. N. J.. April C-Joba Flem
ing, a special deputy sheriff, who par
ticipated In tba riot yesterday la which
th deputies used their dub and tired
over th heads of th ailk mill striker,
waa arrested today and sentenced to serve
thirty da) In Jell on ' a charge ot as
sault, William D. Haywood, organiser
ot the Industrial Worker of th World,
did not appear In th affected district
today. Th police ar reported to have
Instruction to arrest aim on sight on a
warrant charging him with Inciting to
STEEL TRUST LEASE ON
. ORE MINE CANCELLED
DULCTH. April g So great baa beea
th toll ot human hfe during th bast
eight month in th operation t th Mg
Norman mine near Virginia, Mlna.. that
the fe owner have cancelled th leas
held by tha Oliver Irsa Mining company
(the Vailed stataa Steel corporaseo).
Th not tea of assjeenatioa sad the na
na therefor wa served aa the offtdaai
of the Oliver company ea February
bat th paper war act filed aatll to-
Ceremony at Elevation of Father
MoOovern First of Class in
Nebraska Church. '
VESTMENTS AST) ORNAMENTS
i . -
What They Signify aad Haw They
Are-frepare tbe Oath ta Be
. Taken ' by Bishop-Elect
P. A. MeOevera. .
Th consecration of Right Rev, Pat
rick McGovera aa budiop ot. Wyoming,
which take 'place al St. Joha'a church
on Thursday next, I an event of moving
Interest to CethoUce of Omaha and the
west. Hitherto all- th bishop assigned
to the several divisions of the original
vicariate ot Nebraska came - from - tha
older die and' were consecrated In
tbelr borne cHieSi Th coming ceremony,
therefore, will be th first of It elans
In tn Catholic, church In Nebraska. Fur
thermore, the aandldat for piacopal
honor and responsibilities I a native
son, schools and ordained for th prleaV
hod in Omha, and na Been tnorougniy
Identified with Ha religion life for th
1t fourteen yearn It rutty and th
coincident attaobed, to th . principal
lend to tba ceremony a special and af'
lecthmato interest. I ' -
Th consecration .o a bishop -la, on
or th most ancient and Impoiltuf rite
la an the ritual ot th Catholic church.
It la a very long ceremony, occupying
about four hour, and la tilled with
carious symbolism. The order followed
la to be found In the Rohtan Ponlisfcdl,
of book of ceremonies , for bishop. This
la, ot course, m Latin, but It has been
translated In' English and printed in
booklet form and will be available for
th occasion. A refereno to this and to
standard Ckthollo works glv Instructive
explanation of th Insignia and sym
bolism of the rile. . , . , .
N on la to be consecrated unless first
th csnseerator shall be sure of the com.
mission to consecrate, either by apostoUe
totter or by verbal commission from th
aovsrelgn pontiff. The day chosen for
the eoruMicration ahould b a Sunday or
a feast day ot on of the apoatlea, or It
may even be a feast dsy If the sovereign
pontiff shall have made this special eon
eesslon. and It la fitting that both the
eonaterator and the blahop-elect ahould
fast on th preceding day.
In th church where th consecration
I to take place two chapel are prepared
the larger one for the conaecrator and
the smaller on for th bishop-elect. In
the larger, upon the altar, prepared In
the'susl manner, a cross 1 placed In
th middle and at least four candlesticks.
On th ground, at th toot of tti altar.
carpets are laid, upon which tna blahop
elect shall prostrate himself, but th
eonseerator and th antetant shaU
kneel. In an adjacent' and suitable place
a credence for tbe eonseerator la also
prepared, upoa which will bo a clean
cloth, two candlesticks, baalna and towels
(Continued en Sixth. Page.)
Mrs. M. J. Monnette '
Dies at Los Angeles
Mr,. M. J. Monnette, formerly at
Omaha, to dead at -her hem, ta Los
Angela as a result of sn attack of pneu
monia, which -ah eeuld not withstand.
taring weakened her constitution by
overwork hi a Young Women's Chriatiaa
asawdatloa exuapaaxa tor funds.
Mr. Monnstt was tha wife of M. J.
Monaetta, vie president of tn Cltl
sens National bank ot Loe Aageca.
Prior to their removal to - Angel.
fir yeare ago, they lived la Omaha for
als years. Mrs. Monnel's wa an mrnisi
church and Young Womrn'a Chrt-.lan
a social loa worker In Omaha and la
Loe Angeles. She gav ., wU as
auch of her time and tbvught to tbe
association work la O.Taha. ,
Mr. Monnette waa bora October (,
MV In Dele ware couur. Ohio. 8hj to
survived, by her bus baud and on son. O.
E. Monnette ot Log Angeles.'
Samuel Cotner to Be
Buried on Monday
The body ot Samuel Cotner will reach
here Fonda y night from Indiana.
Th funeral wlU be held Monday after
noon at S ' o'clock' . from the . First
Carlathus church, twenty-sixth and Har
ney streets. Interment In Forest Lawn
Tbe service at th grave will
la charge of Nebraska lodge No. I.
Free and Accepted Masons,
of which. Mr. Cotner - wa a member.
Tha pallbearer have not yet besa selected.
COPY FIVE CENTS
DANGER ZONE 111
Five Hundred Square Miles in North-
western Tennessee) Inundated
When Levee breaks.
INHABITANTS GIVEN WASHING
Belief that Nearly All Escaped to
TWO CHUDSES RIPOSTED SEAS
Nearly All Cattle in the Lowlands
MANY HOUSES UNDES WATES
Two Thousand Seiugees Are at Tip
tonville and Sidgely. .
1 FORTY THOUSAND ASE HOMELESS .
Report tram Army Officer to Oea- '
era! Weed ay at Least Tea The. .
aaad Mere Mast Be Fed far
Several Day. . '
The danger gone In the Mississippi flood ,
district moved southward till morning.,
but keenest attention was directed toward
th lteal Foot lake country, in Tennessee,
which was Inundated last night when th
levea at Hickman, Ky.. wa breached. ,
Greatest anxiety centered In the question '
of -life hies. .In th too square aulas of
Inundated country In northwest Tenn- (
see hundreds of person were forced to '
flee before the flood ruati and two
children ar aald to have beea drowned.
In Lake county.' Advices received from
several point In th afflicted district In
dicate that practically all th farmer,
and villagers escaped.
Two thousand Reel Foot refugee ar'
at Tlptonvllle and lUdgelay. They
been provided with shelter aad tha atabaj
ha been asked to send then food end
clothing. Rescue partita have been sent
oat tn boat to bring In persona sue ar
marooned on house pop and safta.- 1
, Th greatest Pecuniary toss bag. been
eustainej In the drowning of oattl.'
Many farm house are under water, but
tha loss from this source will not mount -high.
There we re a crops In tha fields
and planting had not been begun.
The situation n ih lower Mississippi
valley eotulnnts serious. Ta flood strain,
waa relieved somswhat by the lev' ,
break at Hick man. but much of th water
now flooding th tbrel Foot eouajiry
vstitually a ill gntjbaclt Into th river.
' WABMt.HQ'fok April -After talk
with frestdent Taft today. Major Oan '
ral. Leonard Wood. Antef ot Matt of tha
army,' predicted that more than :
person would be made homelea and
mor than 18,000 othst would hav to be",
fed a a. result of th Mississippi river
flood. General Wood baaed Ma predic
tion en retorts from army officer aow
In th field. . " '
Retaaeea at Tlptaavlll.
TIPTON VILLH. Toon.. April a-Hua-4rd
of refugee from th flooded Real
foot ' lake . territory hav gathered at,
RMgeley, , wher there . I high ground..
Practically all th live stock on thai
lowland of Lk i county had been
drea-ned, and It I reported two children
of refugee lost tlialr live aa they fled,
When the levee near Hickman, evy...
brok yesterday afternoon letting the
flood water of th Mississippi Into th
Reelfoot lake country, th warning
wa flashed by telephon and wher the
wire did not reach, couriers war dls
patched. Farmer and villager who previously
had decline! to abandon their homes,
were anxiously waiting word of the re
sult of th tight to hold th levee. They
were ready to flee for tba blghlaada as
soon at the warning reached them.
Because, of th break tot th leva at
Hickman, th Mississippi hers hi not'
rising thla morning.. The flood wsters
are naming through th lak country '.
east of here.
Now it I feared there may be a break--
la the Mississippi leve on the slat line.
If this occurs, water will rush through
tba northwestern countle from two
Mississippi Flaaal Sltaatlea.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April .-Thle la the-
Mlialsalppt river flood situation aa re
viewed by man directing the tight from
the Mlaaouri atate line to the mouth ot
the Whit river la Arkansas, that stretch
of levea bearing the brunt at th battle'
with tha waterway today.
Except for the Reelfoot embankment. -
which went aut late yesterday, all main-
levees are holding this morning,
but each hour the situation grows mora
critical. The river Is rising faster thaa
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