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VOL. XU-XO. 91.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, OOTORET?- 2, 1H11-TEN- PAGES.
KEN'GLE COPY. TWO CENTS.
GOMES TO OMAHA
AS CUTS GUEST
Arrival ifl Delayed Several Hours Be
cause of Washouts on the
Promise of the Coming Week ipv ,aha as Viewed by the Staff Artist
SEARCH FOR DEAD
IN THE RUINS OF
Rescuers Spend Day Seeking Bodies
of Relatives Caught in Disaster
SEVERAL DETOURS ARE TRIED
VinAllv Arrives in Omaha Too Late
for Auditorium Speech.
THOUSANDS ARE DISAPPOINTED
Structure Filled With Those Who
Had Not Heard of Delay.
DINNER AT THE OMAHA CLUB I
Balance of the ProgTam for the Day
is Called Off.
CAB.RY OUT PROGRAM TODAY
President Taft Will Addren the
PupUs et the HI choo. This
Morning nd ,Make an Ato
mobile Drive Over the City.
President Tafe and his party was ma
rooned in Missouri Sunday morning and
ava a, consequence reached Omaha twelve
tours after the scheduled time. So that
lie was not able to speak at the Audi
torium on "World Peace" or to attend
-church at Trinity cathedral in the morn
ing. The presidential train pulled into the
Union station at 40 last night and the
president was greeted by Victor Rose
water. Charles H. Pickens, Howard H.
fcaldrlge. M. L. Learned and Senator G.
M. Hitchcock, members of the reception
committee, and several hundred citizens.
Immediately upon his arrival President
Taft was escorted through the depot to
an automobile that was In waiting and
whirled away to the Omaha club, where
dinner was served.
The trip of President Taft, so far as
Baturday night and Sunday was con
cerned, was full of thrillers. His schedule
for 6aturday carried him from Kansas
over Into Missouri; where at Sedalia he
: spent twelve hours at the state fair.
There he delivered an address, and later
! on made the rounds of the live stock pens,
afterward visiting the agricultural and
horticultural exhibits, all the time dls-
' cussing timely topics with the farmers
Then It Haloed.
At S o'clock Saturday ..evening President,
Taft's train pulled out of 6edalla. ovepart
lng for Kansas City. At that time all
was well and the weather fine. An hour
later It began to rain and all night it
rained only as it can rain In- Missouri.
It seemed that the floodgates had been
opened and the water came down in
sheets, instead of drops. Leaving Kansas
City over the Missouri Pacific, the presi
dent's train git to near Rushvllle, Mo.,
where it was marooned for five long
hours on the Burlington, there being a
washout ahead, which prevented coming
on to umana. ina anuini
hind that prevented a return to the
starting point. Finally a change was
made over to the Missouri Pacific crossing
and the train was pulled over to Atchi
son, all attempts to go over the St.
Joseph cut-off being sbandoned. Another
start was made over the main line of the
Missouri Pacific snd at last the train
reached Falls City about 2 30 From there
' Into Omaha the track was found to be
In a fair condition. From Falls City in,
the train was preceded by a pilot engine
and closely followed by another train, that
assistance n ight be at hand if needed.
Plans Are Upset.
The delays in Missouri upset all of the
calculations of the local entertainment
committee. During the entire day the
telegraph and telephone wires between
Omaha and Kansas City and St. Joseph
were k?pt hot. but nothing could be done
to hurry along the train Hundreds of
yards of trsek. owing to the heavy rains,
had been swept away. In many places
(or long stretches the track had been
covered by the debris that had been car
ried on and across by the flood. In other
places the roadbed was soft and the ut
most care bad to be used In moving the
At one time the report reached the local
Committee that the condition of the Mis
souri Pacific tracks between Omaha and
palls City was so bad that trains would
not be able to pass over them tor many
hours. Then it was that arrangements
wore made to run the Taft special over
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FOR NEBRASKA generally fair
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
- ...! Iteeord.
1SU. 1810. 190. 1V1.
Highest yesterday 6i 79 80 66
Low t yeaiercay St ST &s i
Mean Temperature 68 C8 66 63
Precipitation 2 oo .oo .oo
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from tbe normal:
Normal temperature 1
Excess for the dy j
El since March 1 ,n
Normal precipitation OS Inch
Exoees for the day IT lucti
Total rainfall alnce March 1...11.0 inches
deficiency alnce March 1 13. H Inches
IPefiCieney for eor. period, 1210.ii.01 Inch us
leficMacy for cor. period, lttt 1-li Inches
l row? oo too
I IAR. Mimn I 6 a. m. 6
'f roRWAiTCB I 6 a. m M
4 I 7 a. m 5S
.""i?-- s a- m X
V 9 a. ra V..M
( . t'ifM w m M
ynFe m 64
tikS 12 m 65
xaiy l p. m .-&
i - J p. m &3
S p. m S6
riMj 1 p. m ;....55
cyL p. m..............
5-5 p. m io
KING TO ENTER
CITY THIS WEEK
Big Automobile Exposition is to
Open Today in Its Full Splendor.
ALREADY FOR THE PARADES
Gala Week of the Fall Festival Is
Now at Hand and "objects All
Loyal Subjects Prepare to
Sept. 97 to Oct. 7. Inclusive.
Tuesday afternoon, Oot. 3, Manu
Wednesday night, Oct. 4, Electrical
Thursday afternoon, Oct. 6, Military
Friday night, Oot. 6, Coronation
- Sunday -was xjulet on the-King's High
way, but a smile spresd over the iiun
tenances of the board of governors, be
cause of theralof Saturday, tor . they
realised 'that 'if hid been a great bless
ing to the entire state, putting the soil
in excellent condition for fall plowing.
It will have a tendency to Increase the
attendance for the coming week.
All is now in readiness for the big parsdes
which will be beld during the week.
The floats for the electrlcsl psrades are
awaiting the call of the buglar to start
them Wednesday night on their Journey
through the streets of the leading city
of the Kingdom of Quivers. The
soldiers are at Fort Omaha, Fort Crook
and Camp Mlrkev, waiting for the day
of the military parade. Manufacturers
also have their floats about ready and the
finishing touches will be put on in plenty
Today marks the opening of the big
automobile exposition along auto row,
when the thirty garages on Farnam
street between Eighteenth and Twenty
fourth streets, will be prepared to wel
come all Ak-Sar-Ben visitors. Not only
will the garages and salesrooms be deco
rated In honor of the occasion, but all
other business houses along the row as
well. For the first time Ak-Sar-Ben lights
have been extended up Farnam street
along the row. These, have bean aug
mented by numerous additional lights in
the garages, giving the whole a gala day
dress. Additional demonstrators have been
engaged at all the salesrooms to show
the visitors the merits of the cais. Gar
ages will be kept open during the even
ings this week.
Flag at Camp Mickey
Refuses to Come Down
Until the sun shines gnd the weather
!s clear Old Glory floats ovr Camp John
J. Mickey triumphantly and none can pull
it down. According to army regulations,
when retreat is blown the flag must be
lowered. Unlike Napoleon's bugler. whf
could not blow retreat, the national
guardsmen at the camp knew well the
mournful notes Sunday retreat was or
dered and the buglers rang out the com
mand. A squad grasped the ropes to
lower the Stars and Stripes, but pull as
they would the flag would not come
down. The rains had caused the ropes
in the pulleys to expand and no power
oould cause them to slip. So the great
flag waves over the encampment defi
antly awaiting a warm sun to shrink the
ropee to their normal dimensions.
John D. Mann.
LYONS. Hob Oct. I TSportal John
D. Mann died here yesterday at the home
j or his daughter from kidney trouble and
o.d age. He was about St years of age
il..4 wu ot ocntca aoKieuL, ana came io
this county over quarter of a century
Km. Loretto Xrtea.
HTJMBOLDT. Neb.. Oft. L (Special-)
Mrs Loretle Norton, b' ' w known as
"Grandma" Norton, died last evening at
the age of n yeara. b had been 111
for souae time with ntacuach trouble. Tbe
funeral was beld today, Rev, R p. ftob
iniun of the Chriauan church off.cji.tlag,
a; sltted by Rev. Mr. Buch. Mrs Norton
leaves two daughter to mourn her death.
Mra Jennie Uoriaud and Mr. Nellie
Bash, both of Uumboidt.
. .. 8,677.
. . .10,684
STRIKE LEADERS ARRIYING
International and District Officers
Come to Direct the Strike.
PRESIDENT M0HLER ALSO HERE
Qniet Prevails, With no Oot ward In.
dlcatlon That a Strike U Tlow
on Between the Men and
So far as outside appearances went,
there was nothing spparent Sunday to
indicate that the lines of railroad com
prising the Harrimsn system and the
shop workers are lined up. contending
for supremacy In a great. Industrial battle
that hss been called. So far as the pub.
lie could see.' there was not a move be
ing made on the labor checkerboard.
There were no crowds of loiterers upon
the streets, nor were there any public
meetings beld that might give an indi
cation of what was being done.
While nothing was done publicly by
either side to the controversy, a vast
amount of work, was transacted by the
generals who will msnsge and direct the
" Immediately after rVesldent Mohler of
the Union Pacific, who arrived nearly
from New Tork, had finished his break
fast at. the Omaha club, where he was
the guest of a large party of business
men snd other Citizens, he hurried to
Union Pacific headquarters, where dur
ing most of the day he was In consulta
tion with company officials. At the .con
ferences held, plans were considered and
a plan outlined, but what It was, was not
given any publicity.
The labor organizations Involved In the
strike held meetings both morning and
afternoon, but they were Informal, no
si tlon being taken. Pome plans were dis
cussed In a general way, but nothing was
done. It being the opinion of all that the
plans of conducting the strike should be
left entirely to the internstlonal and dis
trict officers, some of whom arrived dur
ing the day.
International Officers arrive.
Shortly before noon, Walter Ames, in
ternational president of the Machinists'
union; President Psquin. of the Carmen
and Division President Grace of the Ma
chinists' union arrived from Davenport.
Ia . and st once opened headquarters on
the fourth floor of the Bee building
There they were In conference most of
the day, listening to reports from the
presidents and secretaries of the local
unions. Late In tli afternoon thev com
menced the formulation of a plan of a-r
lion, working upon it during the balance
of the day.
Relative as to what the plan Is to be,
no Information Is given out, yet it is
said that some time Monday, when per
fected, most of the details will be made
public through the newspapers.
President Ames expresses the opinion
that the present labor difficulties will be
a fight to the finish and that the railroad
employes are well prepared to withstand
a long fight If It should be necessary.
However, he does not think the struggle
will be long drawn out, feeling pretty cer
tain thst the rallrosds will bs forced to
yield and recognize the federated union
of the men. His reason for this opinion
is that, according to his belief, the rolling
stock of the roads Involved will soon be
come so badly out of repslr that It will
be necessary to call the men back.
Dltlde Into Sfctlons.
The strike on the Harrlman lines has
gone to such an extent that the men
have made their lineup so far as handling
it la concerned. It is divided into three
sections. The Union Pacific end will be
handled from Omaha and the lines under
this Jurisdiction will Include the Union
Pacific, main lines from Omaha and Kan
sas Cliy west, together wlh all of the
branches, the Oregon Short. Ijine, the San
Pedro and the Southern Pacific from
Ogden to Reno
Tbe western Jurisdiction, which will In
clude tbe Southern Pacific from R&no to
San Francisco, the coast lines and the
line from Loa Angeles east, together with
all branches, will be handled from Ean
Francico. The IllujCiS Central Unes
from Omaha to Chicago, from Sioux city
to Chicago, from Ch.cago to New Or
leans, together with all of the branches,
1U be under the direction of the Chicago
At this point PresidaDt Ames will be In
direct charge of the strike, t lniil by
Sam Oraoa, Prealdeot Pmqutn and the
other In tern at tonal oftVara who are ex
pectwd to arrive feior. io carrying oo
the strike he will constantly argue
asalnst violence f every kind lnsurtlng
upon the men always ecoduotlng thera
eelvos In such a manner aa to wta the
confwianoe and reapeot of the
Italian Ships Opened Fire on Forts
Saturdsy Morning and Stopped
FIGHT WILL COME IN INTERIOR
Turkish Fleet on Way from Beirut
to Constantinople Reaches There
Without Loss lotted
Bl LLKT1 .
TRIPOLI. Sept. 80 (Delayed in Trans
mlsslon.W Fire was opened by the Italian
fleeete upon the forts this morning. H
ceased almost Immediately, the Turkish
troops exacuatlng Tripoli, with the ob
ject as It appears, of preparing for re
sistance In the interior.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. t.-An offi
cial announcement is made that the
Turkish squadron returned from Beirut
CONSTANTINOPLE. Oct. l.-A meat
lng of the chamber of deputies last night
violently criticised Ahmed Rlia Bey.
president of the chamber, as the sgent
of , the -committee exercising an evil In
fluence over the Sultan In order to pre
vent the appointment of K la mil Pasha
as grand Izlcr. A deputation of five
members was sent to the palace ami na?
received by the sultan, who said. '
"For some time past I have bten de
sirous of convening the chamber, but the
opposition, of Hekki Pasha prevented my
doing so. I now order you to inform your
colleagues thst we decree the immediate
convocation of parliament.
"I am a great reader of history.'' con
tinued the sultan, "but never have en
countered a more flagrant rate of viola
tion of rights than that committed by
WASHINGTON. Oct. l.-The American
declaration of neutrality In the Italian
Turkish war only awaits the president's
formal approval. Without his personal
signature the State department cannot
issue the proclamation, which, however,
Is expected to be promulgated tomorrow.
Efforts were made to get Into com
munication with the president. The
proclamation is ready for Issue as soon
as approved. Acting Secretary of State
Adee. having prepared it at tbe first
intimation of hlstillttre
No communications wers received by
the Stste department from either ths
Turkish or Italian government, al
though It mas understood a m-te l.aJ
been received from the Italian govern
ment outlining its views of the sltua
lion. Ambassador Rorkbiil, at Constantino
ple, cabled that "no declarations hsd
been made by tbe Turkish government as
to contraband or other measures affect
ing the American Interert." He also sn
nounced thst notification was made yes
terday (Saturday) that from .that date
ths lighthouses In the Mediterranean and
Red seas would bs extinguished.
So far the Italian government has not
served notice of a blockade of Turkish
State department officials were at their
desks today awaiting information that
would throw light upon the situation,
Thus far no action ha been taken by
the American government looking to the
protection of the Interests of Turkish
subiects In Italy, that being a matter
whlh the president will pass upen.
Ben Baker Chosen
The judicial central committee for the
counties of Douglas, Washington and
Burt met Saturday for organization
and elected Ben Baker as chairman.
County Chairman White of Washington
county and County Chairman Van Cleve
of Burt county were elected trice presi
dents H. F. Meyers of Omaha was
chosea as secretary and W. E. Rhoades
treasurer Plans for an active camTialpj
were discussed and will be further for
mulated at a meeting to be callnl by tbe
attempt to Blww tafo mt iae-rau
OENZ7VA, la, Oct. L (Special) An
unsuooeaaful attempt was made last night
to blow open the aafe In tbe J. A, Wad
dlngtoo gwneraJ merchandise store bere.
The explosion awoke the town, but the
safeblowers got away. Two stores at
Parfcertsburg were entered and rolbed of
the cash left In tbe tills last nlgbu la
both Inslinnea the ante esl taken was
CROWD WAITSON PRESIDENT
Gov. Aldrich and Senators Brown
and Hitchcock Talk on Peace.
MR. TAFT FALLS TO APPEAR
Auditorium f naiplrtelr Filled With
Those Who Had Not Heard That
lrealdrnt'a Train Had Ileen
Marooned In Missouri.
In the sbsence of President Tsft, the
great sssemblsge of people, men. women
and children, who peeked the auditorium
to hesr him on "World Pesce," Sunday
afternoon, listened to addresses on that
same subject by Governor Aldrich, Scn
stor Frown and Senator Hitchcock, In
stead. It was a fine tribute to the president
and an evldenre of the estemm In which
the people of Omaha hold him, that the
auditorium was filled, both main floor
and galleries. unUl hundreds hsd Co
stand. The doors were opened at 8
o'cllck, but long before that a crowd
had gathered, each hoping to be among
the first Inside, so ss to get a seat nesr
the front By the time the program had
started, at 8:30, every seat In the house
was occupied and by ths time two or
three selections had .been played by tbe
Fourth infantry military band from Fort
Crook the space behind the seats In the
rear of the building was filled with
Only a few of those present, apparently,
knew that the president's train wss de
layed, and they were reassured, by the
great crowd In the building and by the
presence of a large reception committee
on the stsge, into hoping thst the com
mittee would be sble to announce the
Taft la Marooned.
But they hoped In vain. ' After two
selections by the military band, a patri
otic song by the audience, invocation by
Rev. John Matthews. D. D., snd a song
by a quartet, li. H. Baldrlge, who was
to have introduced the president, an
nounced thst the presidential train had
been delayed by a washout and he could
not arrive In time to speak.
A bush of disappolntmnt fell over the'
audience. Interest soon revived, however,
when Mr. Baldrlde announced that Gov
ernor Aldrich, Senator Brown and Sen
ator Hitchcock had consented to do what
they could toward taking the part of the
president bv short extemporaneous ad
dresses on "Peace."
It was a difficult situation for the three
men, especially for Governor Aldrich.
the first to speak, and he handled It in
a masterly manner.
"I will not consider It a discourtesy, "
he said, ' If you leave by the tens, the
dozens or the scores, for I fully realize
my inability to fill the place on the pro
gram the president was to fill."
Many of those standing in the rear of
the room and a sprinkling from the gal
leries left, and the governor wss com
pelled to raise his voice above the hum
of their departure, but In a short time
the house became quiet and the great
audience gave him close attention.
Aldrtrh Talks Peace.
Governor. Aldrich spoke of the devel
opment of politics! liberty of the gasa
and the duty of tbe present age to main
"It ws maintain it, we must sustsin
law and law enforcement," he said, "and
we must believe In tbe home. In no coun
try does the law speak more unequivo
cally than In this country, and the en
forcers of the laws are ninety millions
of people We mubt st that the. law is
enforced in such awsy that no man may
be so high as to be above the law and
no man so low as to bs bslow it Ws
must sea that every man has an oppor
tunity for a just measure of success,
whether a millionaire or pauper. Then
the problem of peaoe will be solved.
"The soil of the United States Is cap
able of fewllng a population equal to all
the population of Europe and Asiatic
Russia throw In. Tbe country can put
into the field as many soldiers as can
be mustered In the theater of war.
Forty per cent of the total railway mile
age of the world Is In the United Btatea
And last and most Important, the United
States controls the financial situation.
Fifty per emit of all tbe bank deimelts
and back capital of the morld arc in
(his country; ta per eect of all the gold
r.f the sorld is here and fi per out of
It Is circulating freely, while the country
bears only C per cent of the world's In
d:huda(.a U'e of America can keep
tbe world's peaea."
Illtrheueks Talks FoUrtea.
SenaUv Fltrhooca, besides tailing of a
alow, but sure, pragreas toaard universal
ttrtsra, dug ixi's wexitucs e.us sasMltr crti
eiwd Preasient Tkft'a naataoa b rcssard
i.rsssiln m4 st fwacia rag.J
PRESIDENT U. P.
Two Committers Greet the Head of
Harriman Road When He
BREAKFAST AT OMAHA CLUB
Tells I.eadlnsT Cltlsrns H Is for
Omaha All the Time Banqaet .
to he Tenedered Mr. Mohler
at a Later Date.
When A. L. Mohler was called to New
Tork City a week ago he went as general
manager of the Union Pacific and when
he rame back Sunday, tnornlng he re
turned as the president of the system,
having complete executive authority over
more than TO" miles of road extending
scross and through more than a dosen
states. When he returned Sundsy morn
ing he was the ssme A. L. Mohler that
Omaha people have known for ysars. For
all he had the same kindly smile, the
cheering words and the hearty handshake
as of old.
The return of Frsaldant Mohler Sunday
morning was ' somewhat unexpected ss
the Information had been given- out thst
he would not resch here until Monday
anl he .woujd o have arrived until then
had he not changed his plans and left
Chlcsgo Saturday Instead of Sunday, as
was expected. .-
While the return of President Mohler
Sunday morning was unexpected, there
were a number of business 'men apd
representative cltlsens at the Union .sta-J
tlon to greet him ss he stepped from his
private car whlrh was attsrhed to. North
western No. 1. He wss unsble to 'under
stand the meaning of the large gathering,
hut It explained by reason of the
fai-t thnt from over In Iowa, at an early
hour Sunday morning, someone who was
a passenger on Northwestern No 1, tele
graphed to Commissioner Guild of the
Commercial club that President Mohler's
car was attached to the train,'
After Kettlng the Information Commis
sioner Guild got busv and telephoning
about the city, soon had a crowd of fully
fifty prominent business men and other
men on their way to the depot.
Taft's Committee Also There,
Then too, there was another crowd of
prominent business men and citizens at
the depot who helped form and constitute
a reception committee.
President Tsft had been expected to
reach the city over ths Missouri Pacific
soon after 8 o'clock and a reception com
mittee of sbout fifty had congregated at
the Union station to meet him and escort
him to the Onisha club, where he -wss tu
breakfast. Nothing could be learned of
the wheresbouts of tbe Taft train and so
the members of the committee waited
An hour rolled by and no train bearing
the president of the United States arrived
Then the information reached the crowd
that President Taft was marooned down
In Missouri, held a prisoner on a bit of
railroad track between two washouts. At
about this time Northwestern No 1 pulled
Into the station and aa President Mohler
stepped off his car, he was surrounded
by both reception committees, the mem
bers of his own reception committee wear
ing business suits snd the members of tbe
Taft reception commit te. garbed In
faultless attire with silk bats sitting
jauntily upon their heads.
Breakfast Prepared for Taft.
President Mohler was given a recep
tion for two presidents, escorted to an
automobile that was in waiting and
whisked awav to the Omaha club, where,
with the members of his own committee
and a number of tbe members of the
presidential reception committee, bs sat
down to and ate a breakfast that It is
said was prepared especially tor tos presi
dent of the United States.
During the breakfast. Presides t Mohler
was the recipient of a sbuwver of con
gratulations, and after it was over, sev
eral Impromptu speeches were delivered,
to which President Mobler responded, as
suring those assembled, that to the fu
ture, as In tbe past, the Union pacific
would always be found' standing up for
the west. Nebraska and Omaha.
After breakfast. President Mohler went
to bis offices In tbe Union Pacific head
quarters building, where. Io the same un
assuming ccanner aa of old, be wet a
number of company offloiaia and clerks
who happened to has work to take care
of Sunday morning. During the mean
Log he met the newspaper mam, inform
ing than that his promotion to tbe hbxh
est poaltkia aa ths Ualaa Pacific sj stem
had ectme so suddenly and aissTneicftty
that he had nothing to say as ta what
the future pUr a with tesresua aa thw
aianagtJKgt of tan ret was 4 hi 'sssitn
I'Tiinnftiinet aa aiiffinit lgsv)
DAWN REVEALS GHOSTLY SCENES
Water and Fire Cause Havoc Along
DEATH LIST IS CLOSE TO 500
No Posible Way to Tell Exact Num
ber Wiped Out
ONLY THREE DEAD AT C0STELL0
Few Survive to be Taken to Hospi
tals as Fate Quickly Sealed.
SK MILLIONS PROPERTY LOSS
Break In Dam Orrars at Place Where
It Was Patched Last Year-.
District Attorney Will
BIG FLOODS OF CENTURY.
1MII Central, western, and south
western France, Loire river
rare twenty feet in one night. I SS.OOO.OM
1S7B City of Toulouse, France,
by rising river 15,000,000
IsTH Spsln. by river floods 10.000,000
UT9 Zsgedln. Hungary, by
bursting of dam 40,000,000
183 Rhine valley, Germany 80.000,003
19SA River Elbe, Germany 20,000.000
l&M-Johnstown, Pa., by burst
ing of dam 10,000.000
1693 M 1 sslssippl river, near
St. Louis U.O0O.OOO
1S95 Baiisey, France, by burst
ing of dam lO.OOO.OrtO
1900 G alveston. Tex., by tidal
wavs , 00,000
1910 France, by rising river (es
AUSTIN. Pa.. Oct. l.-The curtain of
night, which was rung down upon the
Austin flood scarcely before lto victims
had all been claimed and Its surviving
spectators fully realised how great 8
tragedy the elements of water and firs
had enacted In ths natural amphitheater
of ths Alleghany mountains hare, was
lifted by dawn today, revealing f. ghastly .
seen of death and devastation.
Austin Itsalf, yesterday a busy mill
Ww of 1.000. persons, many of 'whom
wsre enjoying the Ana autumn afteraoon
aa a Saturday half holiday, is only a
ghost of a town today. Torn to pieces
by water and eaten by fire, th wet and
charred remnants of Its buildings, be
lieved to bold the remains of 300 or more
persons, wers strewn along the valley
edge, piled In rows where ths main street
business section was or swept In scat
tered masses far down the ravine.
Spectators, many of whom barely es
caped being victims of the disaster, and
hundreds of persons from surrounding
towns looked down from ths steep hill
sides on Austin and Costello through a
veil of fog this morning to see ths
wreckage bare ' of some houses, a
score of business blocka three churches
and several large lumber mUls, and thr'
miles further down the river at Costello
the ruins of more than fifty buildings.
Rula for Test Miles.
The flood did not spend Its force until
it raced more than tsn miles from the
reservoir. Wharton, still further on, suf
fered somewhat, but Is practically in
tact. Tbe loss of life at Costal Io, where
the residents had more warning, la be
lieved to be but three. The property Joss
In the valley 1s estlmatsd at upward of
In Austin, out of the hundreds directly
enveloped in the deluge, hardly a doen
survive. The furious flood let loose when
the Bayless Paper and Pulp company's
dam crumbled yesterday attarnoon,
picked up a huge battery of heavy tim
bers in the mill yards at the foot of the'
dam and with these thousands of planks
and logs, rammed its path with terrible
At the hospital today there were but
six injured for ths ears of the small
army of physicians and nurses who
poured into the devastated town all night
and day. The medical supplies remained
unused In ths cars rushed here by the
lshteeee Bared from Tow a,
The state constabulary arrived thla
afternoon and took charge of the situa
tion which seemed too appalling for the
local committee which had worked aU
night. Immediately orders were issued
to the railroads to bring no more sight
seers to Austin and sentinels were placed
on the chief roadways with Instructions
to pasa none but workman. Hundreds of
automobiles and carriages were turned'
During the night searching parties
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