George Dashner (Bager)
dignity of the speaker's rostrum. greaTMmage BY THE FLOOD By United Press. Saginaw, Mich., May 25. The crest the Mood which for the past week has paralyzed business in this section,: washed out miles of raiload tracks, did nearly a million dollars' damage crops and property and taken a toll of three lives, is expected some time today, according to Government Ob server Schneider. Last night the river reached the 24 - foot stage, but this morning had risen but one - tenth of an inch. All business places within a quarter of a mile ct Saginaw river are closed, the water in many cases reach ing to the window sills. There has been no railroad traffic south or northwest from this city in three days. Nearly all the electric lines in this section have been put out of commission and the Pere Marquette and Michigan Central railroads have been forced to suspend schedules. Three fatalities have been reported as the result of the flood. Bert Rus3, 24, was drowned in the Salt river at Midland, when a boat in which ais father, brother and himself were attempting attempting to cross the river, over turned. George Dashner, of Laporte, was drowned while attempting to swim Swan Creek. Fayette Cooper, 40, wag drowned in the Maple river at St. John's, when he fell from a launch.