Terrible Water Famine Along The Ohio
For two montlis a severely lelt drouth has reignedover western Pennsvlvania, West Virginia, almo.it the enthe state of Ohio and parts of Indiana. Since April 0. ovving to shallow water in Die Monougahela river, nota bushei of coal has passetl Hittsburg and 8,000 miners in the river pits are idle. All the boats are loaded and Jü,(;OU,000 bushels of coal are waiting. Railroads are forced to haul water for their engines. The Ohio river is so low at East Liverpool that the water pipes are almost empty. ine-tenths oí tlie small towns have strictly limited the eoiiMi-irition of Water. A large number of towns have cut oít shops and milis, forcing thein to resort to artesian wells. Ín Lawrence, Mercer and adjoining Ohio eounties farmers are sel 1 ing their stock because of the difficulty in keeping crttle watered. In the oil fields surrounding Pittsburg the work of drilling new wells has been so greatly iuterfered with as to cause a practical! y complete suspension oí operations.
Ann Arbor Register