The Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 34, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 26, 1922 Page: 1 of 10
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RAIL TRAFFIC TIED UP
AND BRIDGES WASHED OUT
BY OVERFLOWING CREEKS
Sixteen additional foot of water hnd run into Lake Abilene by
1 :00 p. m. Wednesday according -to a telephone message to Mayor
Dallas Scarborough from "Water Superintendent L. A. Grimes who
went to the lake early "Wednesday morning with Assistant City
Engineer 0. K. llobbs.
At that hour tho lake was over half full and the water was still
coming in. The big dam was declared to be holding well. '
By eat'ly "Wednesday morning 12 feet of water had run into the
lake from a- big rain making a forty-foot depth rtnd sending the
water six or eight feet above the bottom of the rip-rap. The mayor
estimated Hint at that time the lake had about three and a half billion
gallons in it sufficient tolast throe or four years without any more
The mayor left for the lake shortly after one p. ra.
A rain which began falling
Tnnsilav afternoon an.i Which
UnUcd throughout tho night drenched
this section caused a tlo-up or rau-
4 road traffic marooned l'osidonts llv-
Ijng north of tho city and caused all
" creeks to fill to overflowing uni for
a . time threatened serious damage
throughout this vicinity. The rainfall
nic&Hnred nearly two and a half inches
on tho guago of tho local station of
the United Slates Weather IJuioau up
to 7 o'clock Wednesday morning.
Reports rrom over this vicinity inr
dicato that tho rain waa heavier south
of tho city than at any other jflacc.
At Caps it was reported that there
wits a five inch rajn and about tho
same .amount was registered ovor tho
otUiro section of tho county in the
southern pait. A heavy r-iln fell on
tho Lake Abilene watershed causing
tho lako to riso about 12 foot up to
noon and reports at that timo lndii
cated that tho riso Was continuing.
Precautions have been laken. It waa
stated to lesson tho danger of the
water going ovor tho dam in case a
k heavier rain falls. It wa3 stated how-
' ovor that it will take a veritffblo flood
to'causo tho water to run over and up
to"nodn avery thing was reported safe
nni soun at Lako Abilene.
' A report coming into tho local tele-
phono Office from north of tho city
caused a rescue crew to bo hurildly
organized It being slated that a resi-
dence was practically submerged and
that the residents feared for their
lives. The city's work truck was prcss-
oi into servico and went to tho scene
with a boat but When thoy arrived it
was found) that the family had been
rescued and woro safe and sound.
11 Their nanio was said to be Wood.
. Otliorrrenorta of families being raar-
iiooned were received at tho police
It was not believed Wednesday
morning that crops havo been serious-
ly Injured although it was pointed
out that whoio plantings havo been
made in lov sections it is possible that
thoy havo been considerably washed.
' Tho rain will bo worth millions of dol-
lars to thq farmers of this section. It
All creeks near tills city aro rUn-
ning at a rapid rate Elm Creek at
one liolnt being half a mllo wide.
Traffic Is Stopped
Considerable congestion of freight
express and mail has been occasioned
hero on account of tho fact that train
servico to tho past nn( west has been
seriously crippled as a result of the
heavy jalijs Tho Texas & Pacific
hai ;tpt been able to rUji a single train
through hero up to noon Wednesday
and tho ariHal of Train No. 23 at 10
o'clqck Tuesday night was tho last
train from tho east to run up to noon
Wednesday. It was nrtnbuncod at the
loqal offices of the- load that it could
.not bo ascertained definitely when
tho nflxt train would bo through as
' wire connection was veiy seriousjy
No movement of freight express or
mall had been mado hero either east
or west Wednesday morning and f's '
result sprloUs Impediment has boon
' occasioned to business.
Valley lloml Tied Up
The Wichita Valley railroad was
Unablo to operate Its usual morning
train to points noith pn account of the
adgh water. Tho train was run for a
dlsitanco of four miles out of tho city
tint was forced to return on account
of tho high water.
It was announced nt the office of
" the Wichita Valley just beforo noon
that all tram servico had been aban-
doned for Wednesday and that It was
considered possible that sorvico will bo
resumed Thursduy. although Jt was
added no definite announcement could
bo mado nt that hour Tho Wichita.
'Valley has a considerable washout
between four and five mllog not Hi of
Tho Abilene and Southern also suf-
forcd heavy damngo as a rosult of tho
(Continued on page two)
ASSERT KLAN WAS DIRECTLY '
INVOLVED IN RAID RESULTING "
tBy Tlio Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES April "G All blanio
for tlio night riders' raid of SatuiduY
night was placed by William S. Co-
burn supreme attorney and Grand
Goblin of tho Knlglita of tho KM Klux
Klan. upon tho slain constable Mo-
fqrdR. Moser In nn official statomont
dictated' to tho Associated Press by
the gonoral nttornoy ot the luun.
LOS ANOELKS. April 20 Immo-
tlluto Impaneling of u grand jury to
Investigate tho raid at Inglowood u
Kubtirhj 'Saturday night presumably
investigated nnd directed by members
of Hip Ku Klux Klan according to n
porDnor's jury which .it nt tho in-
quest over tho body of tho man In
whoso death it rosulted--was consid-
ered probublo today by tho county of-
ficials directly qonpornod.
The Lob Angeles pity council ndop-
ted n rosolutlon pulling upon tho city
nttornoy to prepare an ordinance di-
rected against the wearing ut 'dis-
guisoa." ;uds Frank R. Xl'illls presiding
HAMLIN CUT OFF
rail and dirt ROARS suffer
hfavily as result or uniu-
GKS IJKIXCJ WASHED OUT IN"
Special to The Reporter
HAMLIN Texas April SO A five
and a half Inch catfish swam serenely
up Central Avenue hero this morning
proof positive that flood conditions
prevailed In this section.
A fourani a half Inch rain fell from
1 to 11 p.m. yesterday and the water
was still descending this morning at
A 100-foot section of the south em
bankment of the city's' new lake went
out this morning. Largo gangs or men
were nt work In an effort to save the
test of the embankment. The- dam
Itself wns stilt holding while Lako
Moore tho city's old water supply
was holding well and going over tho
Hamlin was completely isolated to-
day. Tho Katy had a brldgo out be-
tween here and Stamford tho Abilene
and Southern' was not running and the
Orient has several bridges out notth
of Sweetwater. -"Alt
highway bridged" on" CalffrirtHa
Oicek south of here ato out and Jonos
county roads ami budges havo been
damaged thousands' of dollars by the
Several husqg were Isolated by the
flood but ho far no drownings have
STAMFORD. April 20 Two and
ono fourth inches of rainfall here las.t
night With rain still falling. It was
accompanied at times by sovel'e winds
and elccttic disturbances put no bo-
vere damage Is loporled. All tiains
aro delayed becauso of washouts.
High water Is reported on all streams
wit water the highest that it has
boon over thO spillway on Lako Penlck
with a llso coming. Reports show
that tho dam Is holding firmly.
Reports jUst reeeivci' are to the ef-
fect that California Creek is on a
rampage at Hamlin and tho dam of
that Jako is gone. All business houses
nro leportod closed to aid flooded dls-
tiicfs in tho lower lands.
WIMTERS BM IS
WASHED OUT B
Special to Tho Roportcr.
WINTDRS. Texas. April 20. A
tin eo inch rain which 'fqll over this
section last itight flooded all creeks
and washed out about GO feet of tho
center of tho dam at the city lake
emptying tho reservoir.
Repair work will bo started as soon
as prnctlcablo oiji moantlmo tho qltv
ivlll uso wollg to supply water to all
Bridges and roads woro sovercly
damaged. Tho city was isolated be-
cause of tho washing out or flooding
of parts of tho Ablleno & Southern
No ono was drowned or injured in
this city or soctlon.
AT LOS ANGELES
judge of tho Los Angeles county su-
perior court took action loading to a
grand Jury Investigation Immediately
after .ho had "been informed of tho
vordlofc reached nt tlio inquest ocr
tho body of Modford H. Mosher.
Tho tosttmoifc' nt the Inimest di-
roctly Involved tho K. K. K. and
brought into tho records tho names
of several porsons ns having been
present nt a mooting at which tho raid
was bald to Jinvo. been planned.
Not Officially K. K. K.
Tho raid was "posHlvoly not an of-
ficial notion of tlio Ku Klux Klan"
according to W. S. Coburn Los Ange-
les attorney nnd Grand Goblin Pnoiflc
domain of tho Klan. "I am anxious
to assitd tho authorities" ho Bnd.
W. C. Puleo Los Angelas King
Kleaglo siiid it "had been hinted '
ho might havo been present during tho
"My nllbl on this smre la most con
clusive" he s.iid. "XiMghtiorti of mine
can Uhtif I w.ib nt home developing
pictures alt durihg tlio timo tho af-
fulc was going pn"
I Ex-Emperor Karl Lying In State
IJ3U Mfo-X3BmMFW9mM???m K RHStSilwiPJKEl
Ex-Cmperor Karl of Austria lying In stato at Kunchal Madolia where
ho died an exile beforo a specialist hltcd bv Royalists of Hungary could
arrive to treat him. To bury him In his native soil his heart was cut
out and sent to Hungary while his body went to Austria.
000 BARRELER IN
1 Special to Tho Reporter
RISING STAK. Texas April o
Keystono Drilling Co. B. F. Terry
No. 1 after passing up a paying pro-
ducer in tho Pioneer sand ono week
ago wont on down to the Illjburn
sand. Finding a good showing ot gns
and oil they decided to shoot It with
two hundred nuarts and have a 500
barrel well. Tho formations are tho
samo aH Was in the Foster et al in the
old Ullburn field and with a few more
wells to bo drilled it Can bo looked
to lie in the gusher territory as the
Ililburn N 2 made twenty-seven hun-
dred barrels' with not as" much pi'es-
;mo as Iif'tho- territory -two' and'-ono-half
miles north of Rising Star in tho
district known as tho Tern' Jacobs
Tho now producer is flowing by
heads and is making wlthouU having
the tools run In thVlVDlo io 'fsdo how
much there will havo to be cleaned
out about 25 barrels every hour and
tho hojo stands in several thousand
feot of oil since being shot at noon
from which it is making its heads.
This now pool Is about "1 miles south-
cast of the Hilburn pool and on a di
rect lino from the Plonocer pool 0
miles southwest and tho Puett pool
)iorthenst C miles. Tho major compan-
ies .hold most o tho Acreage in this
now pool ani their commercial Ieasss
I'xpfro this fall and with this new Woll
they will be compelled to drill this
ncienfte in tho near futtiro and wo can
look for pioduclloj) running Into ten
to twenty thousand barrels dally
from this -vast senu proven niea
which also accords production from
tho two producing horizons n.amelv
the Pioneer sand and tho old tollable
Ililburn which wo may look to foo to
gjvo us tho real paying wells. The
now woll is 70 feet In tho sand get-
ting the top of the pay at 2051 loot
making completed depth of 3021 foot.
This woll was completed in 3S days
actual drllliptr timo and wo can ex-
pect with drilling like this to havo at
'east fifty strings of tools running in
tho Rising Star district In CO days with
thp number which is ton now drilling
within a ladius of fivo miles also with
tho south completions In tho Pioneer
field to within four miles of Rising
star from which town most of the
bupplios aro now being taken to tho
STAMFORD April 20.
has announced that it
will bo ' at
home" to its neghborlng towns on
Wednesday. Mny 3 Tho Rotary Club
ond tho Chamber pf Commerce nro
sondlng out invitations to representa-
tives of fifteon or twenty nparby towns
U3jjng that thoy spend a portion of
Tho program outlined is a picnic-
luncheon at tho couptry place o Col-
onel R. L. Ponck two miles nbovo
tho dnm on Lake Peiuck which will
bo fosterod by tho Rotary Club. Fol-
lowing this tho dam will bo Inspected
and a return trip mado to Stamford.
In Wio evening tho soml-annuul
momborship mooting nnd banquet of
tho Chamber of Commorco will bd
hold and the Invited guests aro being
urged to attend both functions
Two objects aro lit Mow ono to ac-
quaint tho neighboring towns with
tho lmportnnco of Stamford's great
rosorvolr; nnd second to cultivate
more friendly rolations With neighbor-
To DIkmi.ss France
(By the Associated Preaa)
GENOA. Apitl 20 The signatories
of tho treaty of Versailles will hold a
meeting probably within a fortnight
to elicit fullor Information of tho
Froneh attitude ltultcatoi In Premier
Poincare'a Bar Lo-Duo speech and to
dopiilo upon allied action in the event
of Germany falling to meet her. rep-
a.n falling to meet her. rep-
OR HIT THE MB
T BE DEPORTED
(By the Associated Press)
WASHINGTON April 2G---August
Probst the Swiss waiter .Who has
charficd that he was "kidnaped" be-
causo of his romantic interest in tho
daughter of a wealthy member of
tho fasdiinablo Rolling Rock Country
Club near Pittsburgh wil bo deported
from the United States under an order
issued today by Assistant Socretary
Henning of the Labor department.
In approving tho findings of the im-
niigruion board which reported that
he was Illegally in the United States
the department granted Prbbst Ier"
mission ro reifraih in tlfe United States
until May 0 with tho announcement
that a further extension would be
granted If developments warranted
the contention of his attorneys that
ho would bo needed as a witness In
criminal proc edjngs.
(By tho Associated Press)
PARIS. Apiil 20 Tho allied council
of ambassadors today dollveied a
note to Dr. Wllholm Mayor tho Ger-
man ambassador demanding that tho
Gorman governmont hand over fiomo
fifteen inolvlduals fpr whom warrants
havo been Issued in connection with
tho hand grepado attack on the French
bat racks In Petetsdoif upper Silesia
thrdo mouthy ago.
Tho council asks that tho Individ-
uals bo delivered to tho custody of thp
inter-alliodi commission In Upper Sil-
esia. Tho requisition says tho men
took refuge In Germany after tho
attack on February 1 In which two
French soldiers woro killed and twen-
3 DROWN AT BRECIC
April 20 Three porsons aro re-
ported drowned In tho Sudden
flooding of Gonzales creek
hero at 2 o'clock Hhls morning
which oiibted son sleeping
residents from their homes.
Reports of death could not be
verified. Ty.-o prisoners in
tho county Jail built rafts and
assisted In rescuing persons
from their xvater-sjirroundod
homos. Ono man was rescued
after threO hours In tho wator.
U. S. Department or Agriculture
ABILENE API 11 20 For Abllone.
and vicinity tonight and Thuisiayr
unsottled hcattcrod showors.
For liast Texas tonignf and -mum-
day unsettled scattered showors.
For West Texns tonigiu acimereu
ahowora. Thuisdny cloudy showers
In eust portion.
Rnlnfall for 21 hours onaing i a.
m. today -. incites.
Total rainfall slnco first of year
10 OU liKheH.
P.M. A M.
1 71 03
4 70 Rl
3 ... 00 w'
1 C5 02
a ......... 05 03
0 65 01
7 .. ....... 61 01
8 ......... 41 0t
tl ....... CI 03
10 CS 01
it at 07
Mikt ...... 02 .
.Soon .... ot ..
Suiiriuo ...... 5 5S
.sunned 7 16
' . in 7 am H 3!
61 CI IS."
6i 60 61
95e 8lf'a Wo
t 1 i
Millions of Dollars Property
Damage Done by Flood Which
is Now Reported to be Receding
FORT WORTH April 20
Tho body recovered front tho
flood today was identified this
afternoon as that of W. C.
Gentry 35 455 South Calhoun
street. It was idontlfldd by two
brothers of tho dead man. Uo
was said to havo been helping
in tho leactio Work
(Dy tho Associated Press)
LONDON April 20 Tho nlllcd tioto
to bo Presented to tho Russian dolo-
gates at Genoa tomorrow says an Ex-
change Telegraph dispatch from Gen-
oa will bo practically tin ultimatum
demanding unequivocal replies on four
FlrstTho payment of war debts
cither entirely or with a reduction
based on Russian capacity to pay;
Second The payment of pre-war
debts with tho granting. If noccssary
of a reasonable moratorium;
Third Indemnity for all damages
.Kourtti itestitution ot coniiscaico
(By Tho Associated Press)
GENOA April 20. There havo
been so many thrills In rapid succes-
sion at tho economic contoicnco that
every body delegates and laymen
alike today aro wondering Whnt will
Tho Italian statesmen as sponsors
of tho conference wero joined by Mr
XIoyd George.M.Barthou.TheUnis and
leaders of the lesser states in hoping
M.n- 1m blnDnltnna llft.l nntlfifl fiTifl
I ilmt something might really be- done
about Rusia tho supreme remaining
J 3 for discussion' that of course
should bo ouded Lloyd George s amuir
tion for the birth of an all-JBuropenn
accord that tho nations shall not al-
ack one another or commit any ag-
gression which would excite attack.
Tho allied and neutral powers seem
determined to give tho Russians an-
other chance to como to terms and
there Is hopo that crisis nrought on by
tho Soviot's latest demands Will paS.
Mr Lloyd George particularly appre-
ciates tho difficulties in tho Way of
tho Russians relinquishing the prac-
tical doctrino Of tho nationalization of
property which incarnates tho very
fundamentals of tho Uolshovik
pi cachings and efforts may bo mado
to settle tho question of tho status of
private property in Russia so that tho
communist leaders may save their fac-
es on their pot piinciple.
SAFE AND SOUND
(fly tho Associated Proas)
M'lAMA. Fla. Apr. 20 Tho seaplane
Santa lilnrla mtbsing slnco early Mon-
day when it began a flight from Key
West to Nassau with sK persons
aboard has boon found at Wilson Is-
land accoidlng to a Avireless receiv-
er hero today at lt;3D a.m. from
Tho radio which wog sent by one of
tho naval pianos sent out early today
by Cbmmnnd'or Albort C. Rood stat-
ed that tho passongors on the Santa
Maria were taken to Nassau by a
small boat while tho pilot and tho
mechanic remained with tho plane.
OF HEAVY FLOODS
Reports that many people had sought
refiigo In trees as a result of the high
water northeast of tho city woro cur
rent hero Wednesday nnd a rescue
party wont out from tljo city. Tho
party had not returned early Wednes-
The family of E. E. Presawood
north of tho qlty was among those
xejiJuieiL lYedneaday lit xenufinao 10 11
call for holp. A wagon and team was
used to carry tho family to safety.
Tho roscuo party organized hero went
out with a boat but found that thoao
who were marooned had already been
It was feared hore early Wednes-
day afternoon that thoro would bo
considerable loss of llfo among live-
stock In tho flooded areas it was
stated hero that one resident In that
section has lost threo head of horses
as a result of tho big rise In tho creek
ATTACK ON THE
LOS ANGELES Apr. 20 District
Attorney Thomas Leo Woolwlno of
Los Angeli county today criticized
the Ku Klux Klan its a "hpoded band
of outlaw's nnd cowards" In a state-
ment Issued shortly after receiving by
(postal quid a warning signed "K.K.
R Q M
The post card warning mailed yes-
torday In Los Angojoa rend as fol
''Brlend Tomi-.Hettor hn.o your
fon f go slow on thj8 Inglewood mat-
FORT WORTH Testis April 26. Tho first body to bo recovered
from tho Trinity flood was brought in nboilt 10:30 o'clock this morn-
ing. It lins not been identified.
Tho body that of a man nbojtt 30 years old was found hanging
on a barbed wii'o fence south of the Van Zandt viaduct. It waa
taken to a morgue whci'o relatives of missing persons will View it.
The man is believed io havo been a reseuo worker. A pistol and
shells were on the body. The shells were too large for the gun and
it is thought tho man unable to Summon aid as he clung to a muss of
brush ond wreckage finally succumbed.
The water wns still receding rapidly at noon today. Water was
turned into tho city mains after strenuous pumping of the flood
waters from the Ilolley plant enabled the boilers to lie fired.
Tho west-fork of the Trinity at Bridgeport stood nt 21 feet the
DALLAS Texas April 2(5. Forty-seven persons were unaccount-
ed tor or were reported known dead today.-ns n result of the floods
and one wind storm in Texas in the last twenty-four hoiirs. The
FORT WORTH 3G missing
BRECKINRIDGE 3 reported drowned.
GRAND PRAIRIE 2 missing.
PALMER 2 reported drowned.
WACO 1 reported drowned.
SONORA 1 drowned.
BELTON 1 drowned.
Near Cleburne one man reported killed in storm yesterday
-actual casualties will no Known only alter tho floor waters
(ind the list of missing and reports of drownings can bo verified.
(By tho Associated Press)
FORT WORTH April 2G.-Thitty
six porsons nro dead or missing in t)io
Trinity river flood hero a revised list
Indicates. Tho new unofficial list In-
cludes: Sirs. Corllo Runno'fs 4tf missing
Unidentified Woman and Child seen
Hilly Harris believed drowned.
Shelby Sellers Wife mother-in-law
and fivo children missing.
George Perkins. John Ferguson
Starr Williams and Ijavo Hogan pre-
viously rpportod missing wore res-
cued this morning.
AUen Fnrris. '- -'
Fnrris brother of Allen wifo and
three children White' Settlement
Mrs. G. W. Pettis 48 boltovOd
droXvnod when rcscuo boat capsized.
Mrs. Davis also said to bo about 70
years pld is reported Jost from tho
Joo liartman son of Mrs. Roslo
Dan Handy Vnp Zandt addition
and his thrcp children.
Mrs. Plorco living near Chev
Mrs. Reagan who lived with
Both were oldorly women nnd wore
reported soon walking about their
houso as tho waters rushed on the
women rofuslng to Jeavo.
Eugene Alitor his wlfo and child
aro ropnrted among tlio missing.
M. F Ward his wlfo and three
children who lived ono block West of
tho ond of Vnn Zandt viaduct
Miss Vesta Mqoro 18 whoso JtOmo
Is nonr Waco visiting In tho honto of
Fred Yates two blocks north df tho
Chevrolet Plant believed drowned.
Elderly Woman Drowns
An ejdorly woman clinging to a
small baby was seen by M. J. Farrls
to drown nt 3:30 o'clock Tuesday
about half a mllo from tho Van Zandt
Mrs. Gene Walker nnd hor daught-
er reported Tuesday ns lost wero lo-
cated Wednesday morning on tho cast
No bodies have been recovored
Rapid recession of the flood waters
of the Trinity rlvor hero this morn-
ing was rellovlng tho dangor 'of addi-
tional damage and loss of life. Al-
though moro than two Inches of rain
fell last night bringing tho total raln-
tnll. hero to 10:fi0 inches during the
past 3G hours tho Trinity was reced-
ing rapidly and tho worst of tho dan-
ger was believed past. Tho river stage
this morning was 33.7 feet a drop of
nearly six foot from yesterday's max-
imum. Ono of the moBt Importnnt of to-
day's developments wns tho announce-
ment of street commissioner Gllvln
that the city will have water service
restored by tonight. Engines from
tho flro department 'wero pumping
water from tho Holly wator plant.
Water Receding Fast.
Many dwellings that wero Inacces-
sible at noon yesterday havo emerged
from tho flood until thoy may bo
reached dry shod. It waa reported. Tlio
flooded area near tho packing houses
hni been reduced by aovoral nqunro
miles. Llttlo wator Is loft between
tho railroad tracks 011 norlh Alain
AUSTIN MEN DENIED REHEARING
OF KLAN CASE BY HIGHER COURT
' AND MUST REMAIN IN CUSTODY
(By the Associated Prew)
AUSTIN'. Toxas April 20. The
court t)f criminal nppoals today ovor-
iruled a motion for a rehearing In thq
case of j D copeiatui ponce com-
missioner anil F a. Reynolds clerk
of a fraternal order cited for con-
tempt of court In connection with
their alleged refusal to nnswer quoH-
tins of tho grand Jury concerning
their membership aim the member-
ship of othora in tho Ku Klux Klan.
Thl final action upon tlu part or
tho court will mean that tho men
must go to Jail and remain there un-
til t)iey answer questions naked them
py tho grand juryi it is said.
M - 'SlSflMtiEkJB
ntrect and Eleventh street nt nlno
Tho First street brldgo over the
Trinity between Fort Worth and Riv-
erside was down today. The brldgo
crashed yesterday afternoon. Tho
Parker strcot bridge a qunrtcr of ft
milo ubovo the First strcot brldgo nnd
tho Fouth street viaduct were Intact
this morning although fear for their
safety wan expressed. Lato yesterday
tho wooden supports for about fifty
feot at the west end ot tho Roalt Is-
land railroad trcstlo near Riverside
woro carried away whan a small houso
was washed against tljo trestle.
Houses nro. piled up against the ein-
. lmnkmcnlB.gt thq railroad bridges
that span the Trinity east of the Sam-
uels Avenuo viaduct. Many aro
The Van Zandt sohool has been
turned into a first aid station for the
relief of homeloss. Food Is being pur-
chased from a subscription of sovcral
hundred dollars and refugees aro be-
ing housed by moro fortunate resi-
dents. (By Tho Associated Press)
FORT WORTH April 26. Flopd
conditions hero wero moro menacing
this morning with tho Trinity river
expected to riso further from a stoady
downpour of rain. Fears woro enter-
tained that tho tragqdy In which pos-
sibly twenty lives havo been lost and
ppporty damago bolloVed l run Into
millions resulted would bo continued
Attendants at Lako Worth and
down town expressed tho boliof that
tho rain would causo an additional
riso In tho stream. A report to po-
lice said the Trinity had risen two
and ono half foot slnco 10 o'clock last
Swopt nway by tho Bwirllng current
bodies of tho victims havo not bcon
recovered. For thla reason no cas-
ualty list can bo compllsd. The doath
toll bases as yet upon reports of miss-
ing persons was variously estimated
from 15 to 21?.
Several persona woro soon to fall
Into tho swolton rlvor others aro miss-
ing. The missing included tho mother
of R. A. Pettis Mrs. Sam O. Bradley
and threo children and son of G. W.
Penis' all bolioved drowned.
Appeal for Aid
Response was awaited today to the
appeal last night ot Mayor E. R.
Cockrell and Hubb Diggs of tho local
Red Cross for $40.00!) with which to
onto for the flood sufferers. Food
for tho homeless probably will bo
needed for ten days Mr. Dlggs stated
whllo many aro In hood of clothing.
Request for nn Investigation by a
grand Jury of tho alleged dynamiting
of levees along tho rlvor by unknown
porsons was expected today John J
McCain city onglncor. doclared Inst
night that the favosa which broke yes-
terday flooding tho lowlands were
Tho heaviest damage Is on thq north
side whoro twenty fivo square miles
of land la eatd to bo under water and
virtually all connections with that
portion of tho lty aro cut off. In
other sectlohs of tho city the sltua-
(Contlnucd fronx page. one).
Roynolda are at present out on bond
Of 600 each. Tho doclslon PC the
court does not become effoctlvo until
the mandate Is Issued. Trlday la tho
customary day for tho Issuance of
mandates nnd tho men will remain
out on bond until that time unless a
(request la mado ttnd granted that tho
onauunto be issued Before that day
awarding to court offielals.
Tho men wore summoned to appear
beforo the grain! jtry In connection
with the JUKy Inveatigntlont of the
killing of Peeler Clayton near the
"ivian naji' tna want 01 uecemr
p -f -yWffc-
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The Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 34, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 26, 1922, newspaper, April 26, 1922; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth317231/m1/1/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.