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June 10, 1921     The Palouse Republic
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HUNDREDS PERISH IN COLORADO FLOOD Cloudburst Sends Two River Surging Over Banks at Pueblo. Pueblo Colo.-- Several,hundred dead, 50u0 hc~meless aud a property ices of $8,000,0.00 to $10,OUO.OOU re- sulted from a disastrous flood which submerged the city of Plteblo follow- Jug a clondbu,rst on file upper reaches of the Arks.seas and Founrain rivers. The storm was scarcei}' fell ia Pueblo. but a short time after it hroke w~ter was running in lhe ~trf~eis and fragile fralne bnildinKs (q'lltnfllofl ~nd went down in 1he flood. [hludredy saved tatemselves by clinging to wreck- age until carried by the current to p~a.ces O~ ,~.fety. The flood s~,'ept, into the city proper. about l0 o'clo~ek ill the evening Police and guards drove the crowds back from the main bridges wher'~, the3' ltad ta.kea refuge, lit ha.ll: an hour water was pouring over ibe top of the rail. lags of bridges lind the maid business ~etioa was inundated. ~trnet cars Itopped, electric lights .eut off. In the darkness c.ould be heard the roar of the onrushing waters and the crash of falling buildings. A rain was falling to add to the diseomfiiure. Here and there with the flashes of light- sing spectators could see ~PA~It houses floating. Over in The railroad yazds passenger coaches ~!nd olher car equip- ment lay overturned. And out of the nisht (:a~ae the cries ,)f stricken wo- men and children appealing for help. Warnings Not Heeded. The great loss of life was directly traceable to Iuilura of the people to obey war, tings issued. Before 10 o'clock it was learned the Arkansas aml Foun- tain rivers were bearing a great flood toward the city. A gene~mi warning was issued, but only a few of the faro- flies In the danger Zone ,.ould be in- . duced 1o leave fheir home.. They be- lieved they would escape by going to second rioters or the roof. This was their doom. When the flood came escape was cut off and they wenl to death when the fragile buildings were swept away. It was ~rirtu~lly intposslble to esti- mate accurately the number of dead. Scores of dead were discovered in wrecked buildings, where their recov- ery wad impossible because of the mass of'm~ld and debris. The force of the flood ca,'ried on- tire building~ down - the stream and it was believed many of the dead were ,:arried far down the river ~nd maz doom" hp r~,covered, Disease Added to Flood Horrors. Approximately 100 bodie~ have been re(-o~ered, according tu figm-es avail- able at the headquarters of the Red Cross medi(.al relief ia the courthouse The en,tire city was m~der martial law, One hundred and fifty troops wore patroling ~he city with orders t:hat all persons were to be keel out of the ro.~tricted district and to ~hooI it' J_t ectd~ f~ Lt r y. Five hundred p~rsous were in le/n- por~ry hospitals ;is a direct result of the flood, aceordillg I.o .I. I,. Moore- head. secretary Orf the governor. ('ase~ of typhoid, pnenmonia, diph- theria and one or two of in- spirit) ha~" l.','!t foulH] JGRANGE FAVORS O, S, RAILROAD OWNERSHIP COLORAUO 1UWNS FLOODED Many Homes Are Swept Away and Hundreds of Cattle Drowned. Deuver, ('oio.--Fro~. all over rhai part of Colorado lying east of the Rocky mountain~ m~-,-.',~ages have come telling of ti~e terrible havoc wrought b3 floods following cloudbursts last Friday afternoon and night. At. Frederick, tSoh)., three feet of water in the main s~:'eet was reported; a~ Greeley, FDrt Collins add l,oveiaud all wires were dowu slid the towns are without ele(.tzSc power as Til,~ result of the floodit~g of tile power plant at Loveland. Between Denver and Boul- der a ]a,'ge area of t~.rm land was inundated and the damage was esti- rnated at $100.00it, tlnuses were swept away at. tar=y- art,, and hundreds of head of live sto,-k were drowned when ('oa.l creek i Farmers in Convention De- mand Many Changes in Present System. Eugene, Or.---After committing the farmers to government o~/n,_rship of railroads, co-operative marketing, a federal delaartmenL of education: the abolition of the state highway commis- sion, a sta~e income tax and various other sohztions concerning farmers' problems, the Oregon State Grange concluded its four-day session in Eu- gene. The government ownership of rail- roads, the re(;ords show a two-to-one vote of the membership, although about a tenth of the membership voted on the reerendum during the past year. The Gral~ge is absolutely committed In co-opera.tire ma.rketing. The legiala.tive committee was iw strutted to dra.f~ a bill aimed at the abolition of two-thirds mr the state commissions, with tile power to in- vestigate these bodie~ and select for discard tltose which do not seem ~o Justify further expenditure of tl~e slat:e's money. Pro~isions was made that fnnds be drawn from the coffers of the grange to conduct an edm~a- tlonal and pro-election campaign oc both measures. Abuse of the public necessity l~w by 4he Pacific Telephoae & Telegraph ,:ompauy, was charged by the state grange and repeal of tile me ass,re w~ts urged. went ove,r its banks. From all over the stricken area Dame reports of homes washed away, NFW''--''..__ DISARMAMENT people by the hundreds fleeing Io high o, RESOLUTION D"W"" drowned and millions nf dollars daul- :;,~e done to crops and property ........ Washington. -- A joint reso ' Son-in-Law of Senator Convicted. "concurring in the declared purpose of Pergus Vails. Minn.--An(lore Gustaf the president to call aa iu0ernational Nelson, son-in-la~- of Senator Knute confereRco to limii armameats" was Nelson, charged with shooting to death ] agreed upon by republican me,tubers of Joseph Mlddletou, a farmhand, i~t the house foreig~ affair~ committee, March. J920. was found guilty of man- as a substitute to the Borah disarms- slaughter in the first degree by a jury. meat amendment to the naval a,ppro~ Tile defense probably will appeal. ' priation bill. The text was drafted by California Teachers' Sill Signed. ~aeramento. Cal,--The teachers' ten- ure bill which places practically all teacher~ under the civil service coln- ~ mission at~d prohibits their discharge without a trial h~s been signed by Governor Slephens. Chairmaal Porler, after a eomferezzce with President Harding a, ud was be- lt#veal to have diet with hl~ approval. "The house res(Hution, unlike the nu- merous disarmament proposals placed before congress, does not "authorize," "'empower" or "direct" to take any specific ~teps toward disarmament. DODSeBRmHER5 MOTflR CAR Dodge Brothers an- nounce a substantial re- duction in the price of their cars, effective June eighth. Bennett Bros. Garfield Washington. Instead, it is merely a notice to the 1 #~.~:~I,:eo:~e:e~l,=~e:,+ ..~ . ~ :..:~ ,~. ~ ~. .~, world that congress believes in dis- ~ v ~ ~ ,, . ** ~, . ~ ~ .o ~ armament and approves the positio~ #~# Still [urtheri appropriation of $100,000 for the l)re-]e~e liminary expenses of a, disarmament e:O conference, e:o TULSA DEAD PUT AT 35 Official List of Casualties Give= 26 Negreea and 9 Whites. 'F~Isa, Okla.~The firs~ official list of casualties which o.ccurred during the race riots here, made l;ublic by national guaxd officials, places tile number of known white dead at dine and the negro dead at 26. The known white severely injured is given as 16 'and the slightly in- Jured at. 6~; negroes, severely injured, 72; slightly injured. 16;{. Reductions !!We are keepinff pace with ~ o o:o, ,o:. Iltite ot Ohio, City of Toledo, J Lueaa County, sa. I e2e lPra.nk J. Choney m~Res oath that he }.$_ la ssnlor partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney " CO., doing bu|lnese In the City [ ,t,~'~ of Toledo, County and State aforesaid. .~. and that Bid firm will pay the sum ot ::: ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for ~ach and every case of Catarrh that cannot be curad by the use of HALL'S CATARRH a ~f~.DICINE. FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and subscrlbed in . ,*. my presence, this 6th dry of December, A. D. 11~6. A. W. GL~ASON ,:Seal) Notary Public. ;pep EIMII's Catarrh Medicine l= tal{en In- i~ tsrnally and aete through the Blood on { the ~ucons Surfae~ of the System. Ben(i for testlmoni~ls, free. F. J. CH~NEY & CO,, Toledo, O. Sold by all druggists, 7~*. l~all's Family Pills for constipation. II I iiii [I J. F. PAPINEAU AUCIION[[R My p-".~t sales are my best rel'- er(~llCC. F'artn aItd Pedigreed Stock Sale~ a specialty, Price~ right and satisfaction guaran- *:0 t et;d. t;all Phone Farmers : 911xl to- Main 45. R. ]~'. D. 5, e:o Moscow, hlaho. Also breeder ,:o ,)f Shorth.rn Cattle and C.W. ~* The Hog~. Date~ can be made at G. ,~. D. Kineaid's office. 24-52t X II I I I IL SPOKANE'S !. VIRGIN WOOL '~ ~ * G'LOTi:IIER & TAILOR !**% If It Isn't All Right ringlt Back. L. IL Dolby Co. price reductions in imple- ments and hardware. We still have on hand some ml ehinery and extras of the national line, which we are out below cost, and on which can make a heavy saving. @?O ........ __----..-..~w~ :~: A full line of g'arden seeds ju~ i..'.r ., i*** ecelved. Iron Ageand Planet :!:garden cultivators in stock at sonable prices. regulation line of s farming implements at proper prices. o" Palouse Hardwa :t i!! & Implement Co. .:..:..-..:..:..:..:..:..:..:..:..:..:., Bread Memorie Your own small loaf pinched off the family though slightly soiled from too much handling, a rare treat when it came from the oven in brown glory. Krispie Krust Bread is delicious and will taste better than the loaf baked yourself. The Pal0use Bakery Auctioneerin__ IF YOU ARE GOING TO HOLD A SALE THIS SPRINO SEE J. J. LYNCH PALOUSE'$ PIONEER, AUCTIO!VEER MB,. LYNCH HAS A RECORD OF SUCCESSFUL WORK AS AUCTION~ER XXTENDING 0VFA~ A LONG PERIOD OF For Dates and Terms Call 9F23, or Addrea~ ~. ~. Lynch, Palou~, ~.~'(:~A][~ A..~I.~ the Want Column. You ma~ just what you want; and your neighbor has it to sell. A few lines in Want Column will bring results. Try it once.