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Lloyd George Is
Eager to Discuss
M. Briand Said to Be Holding
Out for Agreement Before
Meeting, Reviewer of
World's News States.
By HENRY W. BUNN.
(Copyright, 1!2I. WMhlniton Star.)
Washington, June 5. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The following is a
brief summary of the news of the
world for the seven days ended
Upper Silesia, Etc. M. Briand and
Lloyd George are exchanging notes.
Lloyd George is very, very eager
to meet M. Briand at once. M.
Briand is not at all eager to meet
Why? Tis said that M. Briand
is holding out for an agreement in
advance of their meeting that the de
cision by the supreme council upon
the upper Silesian boundary must be
The treaty clauses concerning
upper Silesia very stupidly create a
doubt on this head. It is apparent
now M. Briand might get better
tirms for the roles through the re
quirement of unaninity.
That may be one reason for delay.
It is certian that M. Briand will "fix"
things as well as he can for the
Poles before he meets his astute
friends. Then, M. Briand says, the
first thing to do is to restore order
and firm allied control in upper
Until such a time a decision would
be flouted. Meanwhile let an allied
commission of civilian experts, (bet
ter qualified than military men for
the problem is economic and racial)
intensively study the situation and
report to the supreme council. Lloyd
George replied that the idea of the
commission is first-class, but still
he must see Briand at once. There
are other things besides upper Silesia
to talk over. It has been suggested
that M. Briand hesitates to meet Mr.
Lloyd George more on account of
one of these other things than on
account of upper Silesia.
Lloyd George would like to lift the
penalties imposed in March, to-wit,
occupation of Duisburg, Ruhrort and
Dusseldorf, and the customs bar
rier. M. Briand thinks these penal
ties should remain in force at least
until disarmament requirements have
been fully complied with. As though
to justify M. Briand, it partly falls
out that the Bavarian government
has notified Berlin that it cannot
disarm the Bavarian einwohnerwehr.
Occupation Takes Effect.
This is a very serious matter,
since, if the einwohnerwehr are not
disarmed by June 30, French occu
pation of the Ruhr basin goes auto
matically into effect. The trouble
in upper Silesia has boiled up "again
hotly. On May 28 the Poles and
Germans agreed to an armistice,
but it was almost immediately
broken. . . ,
Great Britain On Friday week
the executive committees of miners
and mine owners met again. Lloyd
George presided over the negotia
tions: in fact there was nothing to it
but Lloyd George. If the parties
to the dispute would make an agree
ment for at least a year, with the
requirement of three months no
tice for abrogation thereafter, the
government would contribute
10,000,000 to ease the fall of
wages to levels corresponding with
the cost of living. Lloyd George
expected the owners to further ease
the fall by foregoing profits for the
present, as they had already of
fered to do. ....
The committees decided not to
answer at once; to consult
Meanwhile the railway men and
trannnrt workers have formally
disinterested" themselves. Their
committees have revoked the orders
not to handle imported or "black
leg" coal. Meanwhile, also, British
railway and power companies arc
converting coal ourners uuo on
burners. , . , ,
Russia Recent reports, which J
am nnahl tn annraise with any con
fidence, give out the following: That
strikes and other evidences of dis
satisfaction are increasing in Petto;
grad, some blood having been shed
in fighting Detween woriceri aim reu
tenons: that anti-bolshevist revolts in
Kuban and Daghestan (northern
Caucasus) are successful; red troops
joining the insurgents; that western
Siberia has been practically cleared
of red troops, most ot wnicn nave re
tWA tn the Urals.
Some reports say that Lenine's
lifting of trade restrictions-has not
materially eased the tooa situation,
the peasants refusing to sell grain,
and Moscow and Petrograd being on
h verm of stavation. Other re
nnets aver that a brisk petty trade in
InnA and other necessaries has
sprang up in Moscow, reminding one
of the middle as. while Petrograd's
distress has been relieved by impor
Fatprn Siberia It will be re
called how some months ago, after
sundry vicissitudes, the far eastern
republic seemed at last established
on a firm, conservative, liberal basis,
under a constitution closely modeled
after our own. We were told that
government and legislature were
trulv reoresentative of a population
at least 70 oer cent "bourgeois." The
communists had acknowledged de
feat and professed loyalty to the ma
jority program. The new govern
ment advertised itself as white, in
vited inspection, made overtures to
the great "bourgeois" governments.
Especially did it desire recognition
and a moderate loan from the United
But somehow things have gone
badly with the Chita government
(for Chita is the capital). Perhaps
the members of government were not
happily chosen. Perhaps the reds
repented of their renunciation and
renewed agitation. Perhaps time
discovered that a great many classed
as whites were really what are called
Perhaps the Japanese militarists
have secretely encouraged move
ments and tendencies hostile to
Chita, finding their account in con
ditions which might seem to justify
retention in Siberia of the Japanese
Summary of Flood
Of Pueblo District
Denver, June 5. Reports received
by The Associated Press at Denver
indicate the following conditions at
Greeley All east-bound trains on
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy
railroad detoured on account of the
flood. Rivers, creeks and irrigation
ditches overflowed and several
bridges near town washed out.
Sterling Four drowned and dam
age running to more than $1,000,000.
Floods receding in the district.
Marshall The Big Marshall dam
still holding, but all residents in the
valley have been ordered to seek
Loveland Eleven reported dead.
City in darkness after 5 o'clock Fri
day night Telephone service main
tained by means of storage batteries.
Two reservoirs, the South Side and
lhe Ryan Gulch, broke today. Hills
boro dam, five miles east, also broke,
the concrete gates being washed
away. Colorado and Southern rail
road tracks washed away. Damage
will run into hundreds of thousands
of dollars. George Arndt, 60, drops
dead with excitement.
Longmont Three feet of water in
the main street: communication cut
off breaking of irrigation ditches
principal cause. Three hundred
members of Lions club marooned
here. Many residents of Longmont
stranded in Lyons, Colo.
Frederick Town under three feet
of water. Two coal mines flooded
and several mules drowned in the
Dacona Irrigation ditches broke,
flooding town. Railroad bridge
Firestone Irrigation ditches
broke; flooded conditions.
Wood Under water several
hours; many buildings threatened
Lvons Town and environs flood
ed: many persons stranded.
Estes Park Several persons in
jured in floods. One home on Big
Thompson river near here carried
away and its occupants compelled to
camp last night in the open.
Erie Water reported :: ieet aeep
some places near here. Thirty
houses washed away.
Rail Tracks Destroyed.
La Salle Union Pacific tracks be
tween La Salle and Julesburg torn
out and trains are being routed by
way of Greeley and Cheyenne.
Berthoud Business district under
water Friday night but water is re
ceding. Crops badly damaged, ine
rain did not cease until 10 o'clock
T afavptte Town under two feet
of water; many business houses and
residences damaged; communication
Fort Col ns The Poudre river,
which runs north of that city, was
rising tonight and at 11 o'clock was
flooding the basement of the Fort
Collins packing plant. a orioge
near Fort Collins was expected to
go out at any minute.
Boulder Many persons maroonea
in mountains near here.
Willard The bodies of all mem
bers of the Davis family, who were
washed out of their home here late
Fridav bv the flood waters of Paw
nee creek, were found tonight. The
father. Carl Davis, was the only
member of the- family to escape. He
is in a critical condition from, ex-
Trinidad No train service from
north except one belated Denver &
Rio Grande train. Service will be in
terrupted 10 days, railroad men be
lieve. No serious tlood conditions.
troops now there, and even an ex
tension of the area of occupation.
Penetrates Eastern Republic.
In April it was reported that
Sternberg, Semenov's old lieutenant,
crossing over from Mongolia, had
penetrated deep into the territory of
the far eastern republic and some
where between Verkhni, Udinsk and
Chita was fighting the republics
forces. Reports added that his ac
tivities were pleasing to the Japan
ese. He seemed to have disappeared
into the Siberian murk.
But today we get . news of mm
again tearing up the railroad, "rais
ing cain." On May 21, we heard that
those Kappel detachments were on
the move, lhey had taken Mikoisk,
the important railroad junction
north of Vladivostok, invited in by
the property owners. A few days
later, moving down the railroad,
they took Vladivostok, the prop
ertied citizens welcoming them, for
the local government was rosy.
They setup a new government.
Some reports say that the Japan
ese have observed strict neutrality.
Other reports say they are meddling
a little. Some say Semenov is on his
way to offer his heroic leadership.
Others say the Kappel soldiers will
have none of him. Red bands are
vaguely indicated in the offing. The
Chita government is reported con
centrating troops to handle the sit
uation. Another dispatch says No
such matter." Perhaps the most
trustworthy report is that which as
cribes to the Japanese foreign minis
ter the statement that "The time for
evacuation of Siberia has not ar
rived." War at Standstill.
Near and Middle East The war
between the Greeks and Turks in
Anatolfa is in a condition of stale
mate. The Greeks undertook their
recent unsuccessful offensive against
the wishes of the British and French;
wherefore the latter declared a strict
neutrality as between Turks and
But this stalemate may not last,
owing to the folly of Mustapha
Kemal, the nationalist leader. Listen
ing to the suggestions of Moscow,
he has flouted both British and
French. He holds and maltreats 40
British prisoners whom he is pledged
to release. He closes his ports against
British shipping. He puts to death as
a spy a British Indian subject, whom
London declares innocent. ,
The British have not been wont to
stomach such treatment. As for the
French, the Angora assembly has re
pudiated the treaty signed in Lon
don by French and Angoran repre
sentatives and guerilla warfare
against the French has been assumed
It is said the British are preparing
to blockade Kemal's ports and to as
sume direction of the Ismid front;
that the allies have deneutralized the
straits and the straits zone, neutra
lized only the other day. It is in
timated that the British and French
may now strongly support the
In Pueblo Flood;
Business District in Ruins
132 Bodies Recovered
Many Refuse to .Leave
Homes When Warned.
(Continued From Puis One.)
it is believed many of the dead were
carried far down the river and may
never be recovered.
Raillroad officials were pessimis
tic about resumption of train serv
ice. All the lines in Pueblo either
were washed away or the tracks
were so twisted and torn that it
will require entire new construction
of roadbed and tracks.
The first warning of Friday's flood
came shortly after , 5 p. m. in
telephone messages which said that
dams near Portland were threatened
and the water in the Arkansas river
had risen dangerously at Wetmore,
Portland and Florence.
The fire department siren sounded
15-minute flood warning and within
a short time every available police
officer and guardsman was sent into
the West Peppersauce river bottoms
of West Pueblo to warn the in
habitants. Many Refuse to Leave.
People were slow to leave their
homes and many refused, according
to soldiers. One woman dragged
from her home before the flood
crest reached the bottoms, crawled
under the house and refused to
come out. It is feared a heavy loss
of life resulted in this section, al
though it has been impossible as
yet to conduct an investigation.
On the crest of he flood which
turned from the river, into Fourth
street was carried a two-story house.
Scores of people were caught as the
flood entered Main street, flowing
south into Union avenue. Within
two hours the entire wholesale dis
trict and a erreater part of the bus
iness district were flooded with wa
ter 10 feet deep.
Several persons were rescued
from a candy factory, swimming
through the flood with the aid of
ropes thrown by city firemen. Many
business houses and residences were
set afire by burning timber float
ing from a flaming lumber yard.
Boy scouts rescued George King
nnd his son, Francis, from one build
ing in boats.
Trains Swept From Tracks.
Southbound Denver & Rio Grande
railroad train No. 3. due in Pueblo
from Denver at 7:45 o. m. Friday
tuaht was held near the Nuckolls
Packing plant north of the city. The
tram was swept into the river. Most
of the passengers have been account
ed for, climbing to the roof of the
cars and making their way to the
Nuckolls Packing company.
Mi'ccsMiri Pacific train No. 14,
which was to leave Pueblo at 8:05
Friday night; also toppled into
the stream and most of the passen
gers on this train made their way
tn tti. Nnrknlls Packing plant.
On the Denver & Rio Grande
trf,;n thr known dead are uuney
Wilson, switch foreman: T. E. Little-
john, engineer, and "Dutch" Haines.-
i weniy icicgi ap.i up, -marnnnpr!
rill r in 1? the flood in the dis
patcher's office of the Atchison, to
aIi Rr Santa Fe railway.
SOUtll fUCDIO was CUt Oil irum m.
rest of the city and few details of
damage over there are avaiiaDie,
Mother in Omaha.
The South Canvon bridge and a
railroad bridge two blocks below it
trie nn 1v hridees left intact.
Dr. E. R. Carey rescued his boy
Robert from his home. H wife is
visiting in Omaha. Among the known
dead are Mrs. Mary Murphy's daugh
ter, Ethel, 14, and a son, 5; Mrs.
Charles Clark, 60, a boy of 10 named
Skinner, and Patrolman Brown.
.A negro rescued four women
from a tree and nearly lost his own
life in the attempt. Three women
near him were drowned when their
During the height of the flood,
i while a severe tnunaer storm was
raging to the north and burning
buildings lighted the heavens, scores
of people were seen trembling on
the lawns or in the streets, kneeling
Scores of Persons Rescued.
Scores of strong men risked their
lives to bring woman and children
to safety. The Colorado Rangers,
the police and troop C of the
Colorado National guard bent to
the work of rescue. Scores of per
sons alive in Pueblo last night owe
their lives to the bravery of the men
of these organizations and scores
Then came the fires. A flash ot
lightning burst. There was a crash
and in the light of the next flash a
building was disclosed in flames.
There was no water to combat the
blaze. So it swept on. v
It swept through the Florman
Paint comoanv. the gas plant, the
ice plant, mowed down two big
garages in its path, and then at
tacked the yards of the King In
vestment and Lumber company. All
were laid in waste.
Search for Relatives.
With everything swept away but
the clothes on their backs and the
few things they carried in little
bundles, many moaned and cried,
while others tried to locate relatives
and friends. The court house was
thrown open and served as a can
teen and hospital. St. Marys hos
pital, one of the principal hospitals
in the city, was cut off by the Ar
kansas river waters and volunteer
workers brought equipment from it
to the court house, where aid could
be given the injured and dying.
All morning motor cars moved up
Main street, carrying the dead bod
ies on the fenders.
Harrowing experiences came to
rescue parties, as well as those they
tried to reach. Friday night, W. S.
Hopkins of Denver, state Y. M. C.
A. secretary, here to open a mem
bership drive, and Clark Jantzen,
assistant boy's secretary .attempted
to reach two negro women stranded
in a treetop five blocks from the
heart of the business district Their
boat was caught in the current and
both men were thrown into the
water. Jantzen succeeded in getting
out quickly, but Hopkins was in the
water more than an hour.
Mother of Girl Lost
J. B. Roberts and Robert Way
land, prominent business men, vol
unteered to take a boat and attemot
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to reach two "women whose calls
could be heard in the darkness, j
After much difficulty they found one,
a girl of 19, Mary McAllester,
clinging to a power wire and sus
pended in the swirling waters. She
was taken into the boat.
The men then attempted to reach
her mother in a treetop near by.
They succeeded in getting the older
woman into the boat, but she gave
a lurch and the occupants of the
boat fell into the waters. After a
struggle, Roberts and Wayland, with
the girl, managed to scramble onto
the roof of a floating house. The
mother was lost. The trio floated
until thev reached water in which
they could wade with safety.
Among the refugees, an aged
Mexican woman cried for some one
to go after her daughter, stranded
in their home. In her hands she
clasped a bundle of clothes and a
pound of ' butter. The house was
nearly eovercd with water and no
one would risk the attempt at' rescue.
Bemoans Loss of Phonograph.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Verhofstad,
far oast middle age. were typical
of many of the unfortunates. Fleeing
before the rush of water, they had
nothing but the clothes on their
backs and a small box of valuables.
"And I just bought a $135 phono
graph yesterday," wailed Mrs. Ver
nofstad. Joseph Rosen, clothing merchant,
narrowlv escaped death. Like most
of the merchants, he was in his shop
at Main and Second streets, attempt-
to save his stock, i he tlood
waters from the Arkansas river
rushed no Main street so quickly he
could not escape. In a desperate ef
fort. Rosen broke through a tran
som over the show window and was
seen hv T. E. Creel. D. V. Ruppel
and others in the Dan Creel Furni
ture company across the street. I hey
shouted to rescuers on the second
floor who lowered a rope and named
Rosen to safety.
Denntv United States Marshal H
B. Mclntyre of Denver was another
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who had an exciting experience. At
11 o. m. he returned to the federal
building after having filed a news
paper dispatch to a Denver paper. s
he had waded water an inch or more
deeo he attempted to change foot
gear but before he could do it water
five inches deep was inside tne duuo.-
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mg. in a lew minuies more nc aim
Postmaster S. 1. Belleheid waaea
waist deep in the lobby to safety.
Girls Marooned in Y. W.
Twentv-five eirls are marooned in
the Y. W. C. A. building which was
in the direct path of the water.
One whole section ot the rryor
Furniture store, in the downtown
district, was carried away when
struck by the Atchison, Topeka and
Santa Fe railway loading sheds
which were swept from their founda
tions bv the flood.
The Y. M. C. A. tonight was hous
. i . t i j
mg refugees ana issuing rooa earns,
Nothing is being sold without per
mits. The military forces continued m
charge of the situation tonight.
Prisoners m the city jail on tne
ground floors were hauled to safety
by ropes dropped from the second
Maj. Paul P. Newlon arrived from
Denver tonight and took command
of the state troops here. At 9 o'clock
he announced that no accurate esti
mate of the loss of life could be
made at that hour.
"Conditions are beyond descrip
tion," said Major Newlon, after an
inspection trip. "Virtually every
building from the postoffice to the
souare bevond the Union station on
Union avenue, was completely wiped
out. In addition to the havoc
wroueht bv the water, buildings un
dermined bv the inundation have
caved in, causing a scene of desola
tion and horror beyond anything
have ever seen.
, "Many of the principal business
buildings in the main business sec
tions of the citv became roaring fur
naces soon after the first fires broke
a piefhire of p
out. It was impossible tor volunteer
workers to get close enough to tne
blazing buildings to fight the flames
Water 16 Feet Deep in Depot.
"Water reached a depth of 16 feet
in the Union depot and from that
place all the way up town . to the
postoffice the water was five feet
deep. At 3 o'clock this afternoon
the water left the business section
of the city.
"Volunteer workers by the hun
dreds are aiding in the work of
rescuing victims of the flood waters.
One troop of cavalry, a battery of
field artillery, the American Legion
and the state rangers are superin
tending the work of rescue and re
"Rangers arrived here, today from
Walsenburg, Denver. Castle Rock
and from Colorado Springs.
"We eft Denver at 10:15 a. m.
and reached Pueblo at 7:15 tonight.
The trip was the most hazardous
any of us had ever undertaken. In
tour places we crossed rauroaa
trestles over swollen torrents with
big roaring waters below. In other
places we were forced to haul, pusn
and carry our car over maKesniu
bridges where roads had been en
tirely washed out.
Red Cross Busy.
"S. W. Pressey, acting purely in
a civilian capacity, is directing work
of salvaging and rescuing. A main
Red Cross headquarters has been
established and bodies of victims
are being taken to the city morgue
as fast as they are found. Victims
who still are alive and suffering
from exposure, are being cared for
by men and women volunteers who
are nerforminsr heroic work.
"Military law was declared here
immediately after our arrival and
the citv is orderly.
"Fifteen men were arrested this
morninsr. charged with looting the
homes and buildings devastated by
the water and fire.
Relief Funds Authorized.
Washington, June 4. The south
western division of the American
and the blend can't be copied!
Red Cross was authorized tonight to
draw on the national disaster relief
fund up to $50,000 until Monday to
afford relief in the Colorado flood
National headquarters said the
"whole extent of the problem" was
expected to be known by Monday
and if it was then fodnd that the
national disaster fund and the re
sources of the southwestern divi
sion were not sufficient to meet the
situation, "additional funds will be
Secreetary of War Weeks tonight
instructed commanders at Fort Lo
gan, near Denver, and Fort Douglas,
Utah, to hurry available supplies to
the relief of refugees of the stricken
area. Medicines, tents and blankets,
as well as commissary supplies, were
en route from both posts within a
few hours after the orders left the
War department, dispatches said.
In Great Disasters
During Last 19 Years
Other great disasters recorded
since 1902 other than floods are as I
1902 Eruption of Mount Pelce;
1903 Irroquois theater fire, Chi
cago; 575 dead.
1904 Burning of steamship Gen
eral Sloctim in the East River, New
York; 1,400 dead.
1905 Japanese steamship Mikasa
sunk by explosion; 599 dead.
1906 San Francisco earthquake
and fire; 452 dead; property loss es
timated at $350,000,000.
1906 Valparaiso, Chile: Earth
quake, 1,500 dead; properly damage
1907 Kingston, Jamaica, earth
quake; 1,100 dead; property damage
1908 Earthquake in Sicily and
Calabria; 76,483 dead.
1910 Cartago, Costa Rica, earth-
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112 Sinking of Tltantej IA&
1912 Earthquake in Turkey; 3,000
1912 Sinking of Spanish steam
ship Principe de Asturias off Spaini
1912 Sinking of Japanese steam
ship Kicker Maru, off Japan; 1,000
1914 Sinking of steamship Em
pres of Ireland in St, Lawrence;
1915 Earthquake in Central Italy;
1915 Torpedoeing of steamship
Lusitania: 1,198 dead.
1916 French auxiliary cruiser
Frovence, sunk in Mediterranean;
1917 British warship Vanguard
Mown up at dock in a British port;
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of August. . ,
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