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VOL. XLV NO. 3.3.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MOUSING, JANUARY 30, 101 f SIX SKlTlOXS THIRTY-SIX PAOI-'.S.
SIXflLK COPY F1VK CENTS.
President Declares Test of National
, Preparedness Lies Not with
Congress, but with Men
K3SD SPIRIT OF OTHER DAYS
Executive Says He Believes There
Are Many Selfish Influ
ences at Work.
IS NOT AFRAID OF DEBATE
PITTSBURGH, Pa.. Jan. 29.
President Wilson, opening her to
day his six-day program of speaking
In the middle west on national pre
paredness, told a throng which
paced kemorlal haMU that the test
of national preparedness lies not
with congress but with the men of
the country and their rail to volun
teer, ' and their employers, who
should oppose no obstacle to free re
"And for one," the presiJent said, "I be
lieve both the young men and the em
ployers will do their duty.
."And I am not afraid that America will
not do enough. I am only desirous that
It should be very coolly considerate of
what It does. One cool Judgment Is worth
a thousand hasty counsels."
The president declared against the tak
ing of advice of professional sailors and
eoldiers on some questions.
"It Is time that we attempted, at any
rate, to apply the standard of our own
life to national defense. What do we
want to defend? Need I answer. We want
to defend the equal honor of a nation
against all other nations and we wish
to maintain the peace of the western
.rrat Ideals to Defend.
"Whore are our great needs of defense?
"Did ,ou ever stop to reflect Just what
it Is thdt America stands for? It stands
for the sovereignty of the self govern
ing people of the world. Our assistance,
our encouragement has thrilled two con
tinents in this western hemisphere. This
Is what we stand for.
"It seems to mo that America Is In love
with efficiency. Material efficiency of
which we hear so. much. only, underlies,
however, what I. may .call, spiritual ef
ficiency. "I, for my part, have. a. great enthus
iasm for rendering America, spiritually
efficient. The plana for our mllltlary ef
ficiency do not provide for a great army.
We want only an army necessary for the
use of peace,' but we want back of that
army a trained body of men. These man
should be civilians', men who know that
the arts of peace corns' before the arts of
"Men should 'drea.1 War and Vnow that
everything on which the nation depends
comes from peace.
Details Not latwertaat.
"The details of the army plans do not
may any difference. Perhaps they have
better plans. But I do want sua adequate,
and efficient force of at least 600,000 men
trained to the arts of war who will be
ready to protect the nation.
"This nation will not be stalked by
ghosts and fancies.
"T am proposing something more than
1 mporary. It is my conception that aa
i.- government has encouraged a gen-
ral training, it should also encourage ln-
dUHtrlnl training and It is Derfectly feasl-
1e along with industrial training: to In
struct our young men in the handling of
rifles and guns and the rudimentary arts
of warfare ir, strict them and at . the
same time quicken and ennoble the per
formance of the tasks of peace.
"But wo don't take the time now to de
velop and encourage these school. We
must train and equip a very considerable
body of men.
"The test of preparedness does not lie
in congress. It Is going to be in the re
sponse of the young men of the country
to the call to volunteer and of the em
ployers of those men to place no obstacle
1o their answering the call. I, for one,
believe there are many selfish Influences
at work In this countiy. When It comes,
however, to the test, I believe America
t an produce ai much substantial patriot
ism aa any other land under the sun."
The president's words were marked fre
quently by applause. He spoke rapidly,
but clearly, , -
"I am not afraid of debate. I am not
afraid that out of it we will not get re
suits. I am talking myself and certainly
the other fellow should have his chance,
"I am sorry this is a campaign year.
( hope this question will not be a partisan
question. No man should attempt to
make political capital of It I will be
shamed of any friends of mine who take
"Republicans and democrats rr.sy have
many differences, but there is no reason
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Forecast till 7 p. m. Sunday:
For Omaha, Council Hltitfs and Vicinity
Partly cloudy; not quite so cold.
Oaspvralare at wasm Yesterday.
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Norir.al pieeipuation .02 Inch
Kxci fur the day IK Inch
Total ratnlull eince March 1. .. 19. Inch
lie li'lem-y since March I Mi Inch
N-flt ler.ry for eor. rerlod. 1!I. J 7a ini-hnf
Lef.de nc fur cor. period, l;i.i. S.wu tnchei
L. A. WtUsii, Local t'oreciis.tr.
OMAHA RAILROAD MAPS
Vienna Report Says Movement Led
by Venizelos May Overthrow
PEOPLE FOLLOW HIM BLINDLY
LONDON, Jan. 29.- "The Idea of
a revolutionary movement of the
gravest character is not absent from
the minds of responsible politicians
In Athens," said Prof. Baron Elsel
berg, the noted Viennese surgeon. In
an interview on his return home
after a professional visit to King
Constantino of Greece, according to
the Morning Post's Budapest corre
spondent. . Prof. Eiselberg. the correspondent adds.
found the wound caused by the remoal
of one of the king's ribs during an opera
tion seven months ago had not yet healed
properly owing to the king's worry over
"King Constantino." the correspondent
say, "although most popular wun me
army, seems totally powerless against
the. political influence of. Ellphtherios
Venlselos. the former premier, and nl-
Urough' He did not like' to own TV -you
could clearly discern his feelings on the
subject Despite the German Influents
which Is working energetically to coun
teract the Influence of M. Venlselos the
people follow him almost blindly and arj
slowly but certainly dragging the coun
try to its doom. M. Venlselos la in close
relations with representatives of the en
Entrance to Baltic
Sea Sown Thickly
With British Mines
WASHINGTON1, Jan. . Great Britain
Is sowing mines so thickly at the entrance
to the Baltic Cc that it Is now prac
tically impassable except to the vessels
under the guidance of official pilots.
Consul General Skinner at London re
ported tolay that the admiralty had noti
fied htm of the location of a new mine
field In the Baltio near the sound across
the channel southwest of Drogden light
vessel, just off Danish waters. O but ruc
tions to navigation also have boon placed
between the Danisn territorial waters and
the German coat, southeast of Rlxhoft.
Whether these precautions are related
to Great Britain's reported Intention of
declaring an actual blockade of Its ene
mies is not know.) to officials here.
OLD GANG OF THURSTON
RIFLES TO HAVE REUNION
On the evening of February 4. at 7:30
p. m., the old "Gang", consisting of the
Company U association, the Thurston
Rifles and associate members, will have
their reunion at the Loyal hotel grill
Although the program Is not definitely
set, the boys are quite Interested in "Pre
paredness." and no doubt this subject
will be discussed freely.
Notices have been sent to. members
all over the United States, Philippine
Islands. Hawaii and Canada, and a good
attendance Is expected. All members who
cannot attend are expected to send a
communication, which will be read at
the banquet table.
Senator ohn M. Thurston has been
Invited to talk to the boys.
Colonel Wharton, G. O. P., Offers
Demo President Use of Limousine
President Woodrow Wilson has declined'
to ride in John C. Wharton's nice, big.
new, shiny limousine, the one which
hsuled "Billy'' Sunday.
When Oinaha'z postmaster heard that
the president was coming west his hos
pitable heart waa touched. Political ideas
and prejudices were laid aside.
"W hat If he Is a democrat, it isn't right
that the president should walk up from
the railroad rtatlon when be reaches
Omaha, or perhaps take the street car
and have to ask pollcemea his wsy to a
hotel," said the postmaster to himself.
No, sir. he would plsce his fine motor
car at the disposal of the president to
ue ss he saw fit
Po Colonel Wharton wrote a letter 10
Poetmaster General Burleson requesting
him to lay his invitation before the presi
dent through the pioper channels.
and Pay Big Fine
Pl'LPHCR SPRINGS, Tex.. Jan. 29.
The last of the state anti-trust suits
against seven Texas breweries was set
tled In district court here late Friday,
when an agreed judgment against the
Dallas Brewery company was approved
by Judge William Plcrson.
This action was taken after Judge Pier
son had approved the compromise judg
ment filed last Monday by which the six
other defendant companies agreed to pay
the state :"0.(XO In penalties, forfeit their
charters, accept an injunction restrain
ing them from future violations of the
anti-trust and political contribution law
and bound themselves to pay the court
costs and a pcrcenlngo of the costs of the
attorney general's investigations.
The Dallas brewery had filed motion
for a Jury trial, but this waa withdrawn
and the agreed Judgment approved,
whereby the allegations that the Dallas
Brewery company violated the anti-trust
laws and the act of 1907 fixing specific
penalties for political contributions by
corporations, "are resolved" against the
state, penalties of $5,000 are assessed
against the defendant, however, for vio
lations of the act of 1871 forbidding cor
porations from using their assets for
purposes other than those for which they
are chartered, its charter is forfeited and
it is enjoined from future violation of the
statutes. The defendant admits it contri
buted to county option elections prior to
Colorado and Gila
Rivers Are Rising;
Yuma Stores Moving
PITMA. Ariz., Jan. 3D. A further rise
of the Colorado later today caused resi
dents of this city to hasten efforts to
remove property from the Imperilled dis
tricts. The First National bank began
moving Its effects. Every available team
in the city was used in moving goods
from the stores. The crest of the Olla
river flood has not yet reached here.
The Colorado rose two feet last night
at Yuma and at Gllabend. fifteen miles
northeast of here, the Gila was reported
two feet higher than at any previous
The Southern Pacific railroad today be
gan the construction of a spur on tut
government levee that gave way last
week preparatory to further reinforcing
it with rock and dirt. Under the dlrec.
tlon of United States reclamation offi
cials large forces of men are engaged In
further repairing breaks la the Yuma
Irrigation aystem in the hope of prevent
ing the W.OOO-acre tract from again ne
Iiik Inundated. Residents of the Impe
rial valley district likewise are bending
every effort to strengthen their levees to
withstand what Is expected to be the
worst flood In the history of the section.
Eddie Mack, Crook,
Goes Before Jury
CHICAGO, Jen. Six .Indictments
charging robbery were returned today
against four of the men accused of rob
bing the Washington Park National bank
of $15,000 In a spectacular raid Thursday
morning. No Indictment was returned
against the fifth man, Eddie Mack, who
the police say. was the leader of the
robbers, and from whom, according to
the police a complete confession was ob
tained. Mack was a witness before the grand
Jury, and according to the prosecutor's
office, repeated to the Jurors the oonfrs
slon he had previously made to the police.
This morning he received an answer,
beautifully typewritten on White House
letterhead and alrxed with the name of
Secretary Tumulty. It reads:
"Sly Dear Colonel Wharton: Tour very
kind Invitation to have the president use
your car while In Omaha has been laid
before him. By this time you know that
he will not be able to be in Omaha at
this time. He regrets this exceedingly,
and wishes me to thank you for your
thought fulness. Tours very truly,
"Secretary to the President."
Whenever the president does decide to
favor Omaha with his presence the big.
shiny llmounlne of John C, Wharton, P.
M. and G. O. p., will be st the divpoaal
of Woodrow Wllfon, democrat, together
ith Colonel Wharton's btst oiatory, sa
lutatory and vaUUlctory.
Ft I O ATUR-urr
TURKS AND TEUTONS
Londoner Who Made Trip Through
Balkans Says Three Expedi
TURKS NEGLECT .PRISONERS
LONDON, Jan. 29. All Turkish
as well as German sentiment Is for
an Immediate advanco on the Sues
canal, says the Dally Mall's corre
spondent today In describing further
Impressions gained on his trip to the
Balkans. Owing to his dark com
plexion and to the fart that be wore
a fee, and also because of'hls perfect
knowledge of German and French,
which are the mediums of communi
cation between Turks and foreign
ers, the correspondent was able to
talk to all classes of the people with
Tare Main Objectives.
The correspondent says the three Turco
Qerman objectives are Persia, the Cau
casus and Egyj. Regarding the advance
of the British Toward Bagdad a prominent
Turk is Quoted as having said to the cor
respondent: . . ..........
"We were very . frightened when we
heard the British were coming, as eur
defenses were In bad condition and con
tained only a few old guns. But when
spies told us that General .Townshend'a
force waa small we took courage and
held it In check until reinforcements ar
rived. Now, thanks to Allah, they will
never reach our holy city. Their rein
forcements are too late."
A German Interviewed said the inactiv
ity of the entente allies in the west had
enabled the Germans to menace the lines
of communication to India.
Who Shot Mexican
EL. PASO, Tex.. Jan. 39.-3. D. White,
the customs Inspector who yesterday shot
and killed Francisco Peres, said to be
one of the Duran band of cattle thieves
whose operations resulted In the murder
of Bert Akers, an American at Ban Lor
enso. Chihuahua, a week ago, was ex
onerated by United States officials today
and relieved of suspension. White's bond
of 9500 for his appearance in the state
court, however, still stands and he will
go to trial Inlet.
Two other members of the Duran band.
Abel Romero and Augustln Chaves, were
arrested on this side of the boundary and
taken to Jail. The three men were de
ported yesterday by Carranxa authorities,
who notified American officials that they
would be sent across the line In the vi
cinity of Ban Jose, near Ysleta.
Chaves and Romero will be held for in
vestigation. When" Peres was appre
hended by White and another officer, he
was riding a stolen horse, it waa said-
Box Office Receipts
Of Keller Lectures
Attached in Court
Bog office receipts of Miss Helen
Keller's lecture at the Boyd theater yes
terday afternoon and last night were at
tached in dlMtrlct court late in the day
by Frederick M, Wlthey, former booking
agent for the famous blind and deaX girl,
who sued her for $15,000 damages.
Wlthey alelged that a contract provide
Ing that he should be booking agent dur
ing 1M4 and 1M5, receiving a pcrcentagi
of receipts, as broken by Miss Keller. Ha
asks $15,000 damages.
The Teachers. Annuity and Afe asocl
stlon, under whose auspices Miss Keller
lectured, also was made a defendant In
the attachment proceedings.
Down Off Mountains
SAN DIITGO, Cel., Jan. . (By Wire
less to Han Krsnc.lsco.) Hundreds of
rattle snakes dri'ten down to fan Diego
bay from the mountains swept by thj
Play by Harwell srslon.
BmWKLT Neb.. Jan. r -(rjieclal.
The senior clsss of the Burwell High
school put on a play entitled "Cupid at
Vanssr" st the Scrihner Opera house lat
night to a crowded house. The cliiaa this
yiar will be one of the Inrgext ever
Iiaduatvd fiom the li.jrwtll -huol.
IN SOUTHWEST ARE
BLOCKED BY SNOW
Great Slides Tie Up Rail Traffic
and Whole Towns Are Busy
Dig-ying Themselves Out
NO KNOWN LOSS OF LIFE
Numerous Avalanches Practically
Cause Suspension of Mining in
Southwest Part of State.
TWENTY MAROONED IN CAMP
Dl'RANGO, Colo., Jan. 2.
With the exception of a branch line
to Farmlngton, N. M., all railroad
linos in southwestern Colorado were
blocked today by snow slide. Nu
merous sTalanchea had also caused
an almost complete suspension of
mining operations and considerable
property loss, but there waa no
known loss of life.
Snow stopped falling early In the
day and efforts were turned toward
raising the blockade. Residents in
cities, towns and Isolated mining
camps began the task of digging
Men on snow shoes from the Columbus
mine in Ia Ilata canyon reached Val
ley View camp and telephoned that James
Ioylo and twenty miners, marooned at
their camp on Mount Iirwla, were still
alive. Their situation waa reported pre
carious and their escape cut off by slides
running for ten miles along the canyon.
An avalnnche covered the Denver &
Rto Grande track for halt a mile near
Kondnd. The Rio Grande t Southern
from Hlco to Tellurlde was reported tied
up by a big slide.
Tempera! ares Krlow Ave race.
PKXVER, Colo., Jan. 19. Temperatures
below the seasonable averago from Okla
homa to .ttberta were reported by the
government weather bureau today, but
the deficiency was not so marked as
for several days.
Clear sales and slowly rising mercur
indicated a rapid Improvement in storm
conditions in Colorado. In southwestern
Colorado the Denver Rio Grande re
sumed bucking anow and headquarters
here stated they expected to clear CM n
bres pass lata today. At points In this
district twenty-eight feet of snow was
Telephone and telegraph communica
tion throughout Colorado, Wyoming and
New Mexico Wat rapidly returning
to normal, but serious Interrup
tions were experienced between Denver
and Missouri river points. . .
Judge Lindsey Goes
to Berlin to Study
Needs of Children
TUB HAGUE (Via London), Jan. 3.
Judge .Ben B. Lindsey has left Holland
for Berlin to study the needs of children
in the belligerent countries, It Is said
Httujr Ford, before leaving Christian!,
told Mr. Lindsey that if it were feasible
he would provide ample funds to help
the children. Judge Lindsey hopes later
to go to Kngland and leave there for the
Sent to Lausanne
GENEVA. Jan. .-f'la Parls.V-A bat
talion of the 123d landwehr has been sent
to Lausanne. Camllle De Coppet, presi
dent of Swiss federation, has been dele
gated by the federal council to proceed
to Lausanne to discuss the . situation
which has arisen In that city as a result
of the hostile demonstration during which
the German flat, raised by the German
consul on the .occasion of Htnpernr Wil
liam's birthday, waa torn down by a
crowd. He is to confer in this regard
with the state council of Vaud.
The city of Lausanne now Is calm. The
landwehr soldiers on arrival were greeted
with cheers for the Swiss army and cries
of "Down with spies."
Mrs. Tutty, the Nurse, Reasserts ,
Her Charges About City Hospital
Bejoinder to doctors', committee
statement to The Bee from Quar
I havs been In quaratlne since I wrote
the article for Tho Bee concerning the
emergency hospital. I have read the
stories in all the papers and have been
too much concerned with my work here
to reply before this, but I mill also
make a sincere statement that I was
not discharged from the hospital, but
left because I could not put up with
the treatment the patlenta reo-lvcd at
the hands of the head nurse of the In
stitution. When I ent-red the honpital,
I as told my patient, a grl of 10 years,
was on thu third floor. I found her toss
ing In fever and lying next to a rubber
sheet. Tlx temperature of the room was
III degrees by til" thermometer. Hhe
bad been onhe rubber so long her
back was sore and irritated to such an
extent that she was in a wretched con
dition. I aiiked for a sheet and towl, etc.
The had nurse replied, "Oh, you Just
can't keep her In a sheet." '
"Well," I said, "If you can keep her
on a rubber sheet, she can be kept on
a muslin one, for the rubber will blister
b'r If she is keot there much longer."
The hesd nurse said, "Well, I haven't
any sheets; we only change the linen
once a week here,
"What!" I said, ''Fever patients and
no linen T"
I proceeded to bathe the patient and
Rafter the bath I a pile J borated vaseline
ENEMIES OF POLICE
Special Grand Jury Called to In
vestigate Story Told by Bank
Bandits Held at Chicago.
SEVERAL OFFICERS IMPLICATED
CHICAGO, Jan. 2!. Charges that
criminals aro being, brought from
New York and other cities to com
mit crimes In Chicago for the pur
pose of discrediting the state's atlor
ney's office and the city administra
tion aro to bo Investigated by a
special grand Jury, according to po
In an alleged confraNlon made public
last night hv the police Kddln Mack. ,n
notorious pickpocket and charged with
leading the bandits who robbed the
Washington Park National bunk of Sla.O1',
Is said to have revealed a plot to dis
credit both city and county officials an1
members of the police department,
(Janmrn Are Imported.
"It was generally known among crooks
thnt Imported gunmen wero going after
Captain Hunt (captain of detectives), am'
Maclay Hoyne (stste's attorney of Cook
county), becanso they were after the
crooks," Mack Is alleged by the police
to have snid.
"Certain politician and police officials
are bringing them Into town," Mack Is
reported to have added.
According to the state's attorney's of
fice at loast six police officers are Im
plicated by Mack's confession, In which
he Is quoted as naming several as "fix
ers" for criminals and as having ac
cepted money for their protection from
Heveral police officers recently were
convicted on similar charges.
Assistant State's Attorney Prank John
son, jr., said today that the grand jury
would be asked to return Immediately
Indictments against Mack, Charles and
Harry Kramer, Alex Brodle and Hany
V. Felne, who were taken into custody
yesterday charged with the roboery. The
jury, Mr. Johnson said, also would Inves
tigate the possibility that the men were
involved In the robbery of the Cook
Tourist agency and tho resultant murder
of Policeman Bror Johnson. He said that
should this connection be proven and also
that certain rollcemen and politicians
had allowed the criminals to work in
t hlcago, charges of accessory before the
fact to the murder of Potloeman Johnson
would be lodged against them.
Part of New York Gan.
With the aliened confession of Mack
and the Kramer li others that they robbed
the Washington rark bank the authorities
today were paying greatest attention to
reputed Importation of criminals to dli
credit the administration.. The Kramers
were quoted as having said they were In
tlmatea of the Rosenthal murderers In
- According to CMrles Kramer the broth
ers were taken into custody by New Tork
police soon after tho murder In July, 1MJ,
of Herman Itosenthal. They were found,
he aald. In the room of Harry Horowita,
known to the New Tork authorities as
'Uyj the Blood," and were held while
the murder was being Investigated, but
later released. - f f
They came to Chicago last September.
Brodle and Felne also are aald to have
police records In New York.
Only portions of the alleged confessions
were made puhllo by the police, and no
announcement waa made regarding what
Information, if any. had been obtained
from half a dozen other persons, several
of them women, who are held aa material
Mark Kaown B f hleaao.
Eddie Mark, arrested as the leader of
the bandits who robbed the Washington
Park National bank and who Is said to
have confessed. Is known to Chicago po
nce aa a ramuy man," according to In
formation made public today.
He lived at the Bouth wide here and
has for years attended base ball games
at the Chicago American league park,
accompanied by his wife and 10-year-old
daughter.' When accompanied by h:
family, policemen said, Mack never was
arrested. There wss a .suit agreement
that he never "worked a crowd save
Mack, who came to Chicago years ago
from Cincinnati, la a neat dresser. He is
devoted to his daughter and Invalid wife.
He had no "hang out" save his own
home, and did not use drugs, a circum
stance which the police consider marks
him as unique among men of his kind.
by the nurse, who telephones her
antine, which had cut her off
and she calmed down and alept. I had
asked for a kown for her and was
brought one taken from a man patient.
The nurse said this was only worn one
dsy by the man In there, pointing to a
room across th hall. "Thank you." J
aald, "I prefer the gown uho has on.''
I repeatedly asked for bed pan covers
and other absolutely necessary articles
which I have always comtiderd India
penslble to cleanliness and ssfety In any
hosptal, but learned they were not to
Of course, when the committee came to
Invesigate they found the bads clean,
for they went on the day of the weekly
cleanup and they bad ample time to
prepare for the Investigation.
About the dear little girl, who was
whlppedt Are the mothers and fathers
of Omaha going to sit quietly and allow
a nurse to say a whipping was needed
and let it go at that? A convalescent
scarlet fever baby of S years of age Is
hardly subject to discipline away from
her home and mother tnd all who love
her. At any rate. It is a good thing
she was not a child -ot mine. Or. If
any humans society or welfare board or
Juvenile court In the country would help
nie( I would certainly prosecute to the
ful legtrnt anyone who would attempt
(i-'uutiuusd on- Page Twu. Column Oue.)
TOLL OF WATERS'
FURY MOUNTS TO
A HUNDRED LIVES
Little California Villas for Fiftj
Miles North of Mexican Line
Rained by Floods and
TWO MORE VALLEYS SWEPT
Estimate of Dead Doubled as San
Luis Bey and San Fasqual
Vales Heard From.
BODIES WASHED OUT TO SEA
SAN nIEOO (By Wlrelesa to San
Francisco), Jan. 29. One hundred
lives have been lost, as nearly as
any estimate ran show, and charm
ing little villas for rifty miles north
of the Mexican line He desolate to
night from floods and cloud bursts..
With the death toll In the Otay
valley seemingly established at
fifty lives and all relief ngenclen
working In that direction, reports
reached here late today of floods
sweeping the San Luis Key and San
rasqual valleys, doubling the loss of
life. With communication almost al
together cut off It was Impossible ta
list accurately the number of the
dead; conjecture and meager re
ports alone were available.
Bodies Carried Oat to Sea.
Seventeen bodies were taken ont
of San Diego bay before night fall.
These had been awept down when
the Lower Otay reservoir went out
late Thursday and the current of
the flood was thought to have car
rled many others out to sea.
The town of San Dego remained
virtually undamaged, and supple
mentary courses are available to re
place its regular water supply, cut
off by the breaking of the dam.
Many Injuries were reported from
Tijuana, Hot Springs, where a hotel
A cloudburst, reports had It, caus
ing the flooding of the San Luis Rey
and San Pascual valleys. The town
of San Pasrual, an ancient, tiny vil
lage, cuddled In the mountains In a
hide-shaped fertile valley, waa said
t ohave been wiped out altogether.
Mission May Be Safe.
Nothing was known as to the fate of
the towns of Snn Luis Pry and Ocean
side In the.' path -o the tteW fifltr Bey
river, but If the flood was of the reported
magnitude It seemed impossible that the
former with It ancient Franciscan mis
sion could have escaped annihilation.
Oceanside la a summer resort with twoi
good-alsed hotels and a population of
about 1,000. The Ban Luis Rey valley con
tains one of the great. Miller A. Lux
cattle ranches which dot the state for
TOO miles and are known to cattlemen
throughout the world.
Railroads, highways, telephone, tele
graph, the ordinary means of communi
cation and relief, were gone with no pros
pect of early recovery. Only the sea re
mained and from it aid began to come,
t'aa't Penetrate Valley.
An expedition from the Unllod States
warships In Pan Dlcgo bay waa started In
launches and barges for the Otay valley.
Reports were that the first landing party
had been unable to penetrate the valley
for reasons not given. The destroyer
Lawrence moved down from Its station
here and anchored off the mouth of the
Otay river, which stream ran bank full
after being dry for years.
An overland expedition also was started
from' Ban Diego, with pontoons and en
gineering equipment by which It was
hoped swollen streams might be crossed
and mired roads made passable. No word
came back aa to Its succcm.
No one here knew tonight what was go
ing on In the outside world or even a
near aa Los Angeles. The wireless, the
sole means of communication except by
boat, could not begin to handle the busi
ness offered or even the press dispatches.
It waa impossible even to estimate the
amount of Immediate relief work to be
done because no word from the stricken
valleys conveyed any Idea of the number
or plight of the survivors.
Killed tor First Time.
First reports of the Otay disaster
reached here late Thursday. They told o
ranch houses washed away and of cattl
and stock drowned. Investigation ap
peared to indicate exceptionally high
water, and word came that the lower
Otay dam waa holding. This dam started.
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