Clipped From The Courier-Journal
XU JVXK M1HM Tkreatoae a Defeaaelaas Bat tan Ceaatry With a Grieveas Diaaater. r Special to tAe CourirrJimmaL HxxiXA, Ark., June S3. Tbe June rise has assumed decidedly formidable propor tions, from a point a few miles south of here, on down to and. inclusive of Laconia circle, on both sides ot the river. Through the crevasse, just above Friar's Point, Miss., caused by the spring flood, the water is pouring with great velocity, deepening and widening tbe outlet with alarming rapidity. The country back of and contiguous to Friar's Point will, of course, suffer greatly from this rise, especially as there is a probability probability of eighteen inches more to come. Island county, on this shore, as far down as Old Town, is virtually without protection as far as Apperson place, nine miles south of Helena, to Old Town lake, which , with the open stage of the water now be re, and tbe rise yet to come, and bottom country almost defense-b-ss, defense-b-ss, defense-b-ss, defense-b-ss, defense-b-ss, menaces the people with a disaster so grievous that their active measures for levee piotectioa will follow, or the land subject to overflow will b. abandoned.