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'TORNADO TOLL CLINBS;
DAMAGE IN MILLIOAIS
Known .Number of Deaths Total 92.
Many Sections Shut Off From World.
Greatest Havoc Was Wrought li
Menphif Tetm., April 17.-That the
death toll from tornadoes and heavy
rain storms 'which swept over six
,Southern states late Friday and Sat
urday will reach 100, .was indicated :y
reports from .isolated c'ections tonight,
while the loss -to iproperty and crops
will run into the millions. The known
dead .tonight total 92.
'M:any of the stormswept sections
are still shut off from wire conmnuni
cation and reports of additional cas
ualtics are slowly coming in from re
The list of (lead and injured ac
cording to reports aviflable early to
night, is as follows:
Texas--Avinger, 6; Atlanta, t
Queen City, Cass county, 2; and sov
eral imi4sng, and probably 3 near
-Arkan;rs-TPlke county I dead, 2
Injured, four 1;rob:1bly fatally; Yell
couinty, I (ead, 1 itijtred,.two prob
ably fatally; Mill r county, 10 whites
and 7 nc, :'ovs dead, 23 seriously in
.jured; Pope county 3 dead, and a
number seriously iInjured; 'lemplstead
county 20 whites and 8 negroes dea(d,
.14 seriously injured, several fatally.
A number of sections hit by the storm
have not been heard from.
.\ississi ppi-'ive dead at Steen, one
at Sontag, one at uraml 11111, and one
In railroad washout near Mosell.
Ala-bana-Five dead at Cave
Springs, near Tuscunibia; flive at
Ralph, Tuscaloosa county; 3 at Sulli
gent, Lamar county, and 1 in Dallas
Torretial rains which followed the
wind In all the states hit .by torna
does, have delayed relief work and
hindered the cohipiling of accurate
lists of easualties.
In Arkansas, where the greatest
havoc was wrought, the Red Cross
Is at work 4n Hempstead and Miller
counties, mwhere hundreds of families
are -homeless. Tents have been fur
nished by the national guards and
'blankets and provisions are being
rushed to the sufferers. ,
Tho extent of property loss can not
be determined for day. In Arkansas
on many plantations in Miller and
Henmpstead counties, a rich farming
section, practically every building was
destroyed, newly planted crops wash
ed out, orchards ruined, roads and
bridiges badly damaged, almost all
telephone and telegraph lines destroy
ed and riilroad tracks -washed out at
many places. Farm houses some dis
tance from -tho direct path of the
storm were. damaged. Estimates of
the propei-ty loss in these two coun
ties tonight (xc.,(iedd $2,000,000.
At Atlanta, O'Farrell and Avinger,
across the Arkansas line In Texas,
iany farm houses and out 'buildings
were destroyed and crops in these are
said to be almost a complete loss.
'ieavy property loss in Tennessee is
rep)ortedl at Newport, Lynnville and
Connersvillo. In Shelby county, alone,
the coun ty commIssioners tonight es
tlimated the loss in roads and bridges
In MIssIssippi, in addition to actu
al loss from .the high winds, much
farm land will be inundated by the
raptidly rising -streams 'throughout the
slate. A number of railroads in that
state report tracks .washed out and
dlamage to roadbeds by the unpreced
entedl rainfall. A report received to
i-.'ht from Amite county says ten farm
houses were destroyed by a storm late
Satuirdlay and ten' .persons injured, one
In Alabama, property loss In Bir'
mninghiam is estimatedI at $200,000,
.with ten ipersons injured. Heavy rains
and high wind in several parts of
north Alabama also are reported 'to
have causedl heavy property andi crop
In Georgia where a heavy wInd and
rain stornm struck (Rlome, the .property
loss will exceed $200,000, it Is 'reportea.
Birmingham, April 17.-While no
further reports of deaths have been
received from the Alabama area swept
'by Saturday's stornm, property and
crop) damage figures have mounted un
til 'the estimates are placed at many
millions of dlollars. llouses and barns
were wrecked by' the hundreds, and
much freshly pleughedl farm land was
washed flat by overflowing streams.
Information received In ulBirmingham
tonight from Waverly says the dlamatge
in that vicinity will -tota'l a quarter of
a million dollars. 'liwenty--lve houses
there were demolished and a large
numb~er of oth'ers badly damaged. Sev
oral 'persons were injured.
Telegraph and telephone lines which
were 'blown down are being ropaired
andl the debris in the various comnmun
ities ia being cleared.
In 'lRimingham, the street car' and
electrIc surivlccs 'have been restored.
In some sections of the city street
p~aying was washed away. large num
ber of local telephones are still out
of comm'ission, althoiugh long distance
lInes arc agrain in operation. Num
orous buildings were wrecked or dam
aged here, and . trees and telegraph
ipoles were blow'ed over in all sections
of 'the city. 'Downtown streets wore
not badly -damaged.
Tuscaloosa, Ala., April 17.--Ehma
Jlnrton, who w'as inlured in the .tor
nado'at Ralph yesterday, died at a
local hospital heie today, and hii
-body 'as sent to the devasted town for
He was the third member of the
UBailton family claimed -by the stornado,
his mother and baby brother being
This brings the total fatalities at
Ralph to five and Allss id'l Barton,
of the same community, Is in a crit
ical condition, with little hope hold
for her recovery. She is'in a hospital
here. 'Property loss at Ralph is es
timated at more than $150,000. One
hundred and twenty-flve hiouse3 were
razed, only one structure being left
standing in the entire village.
Probate Judge V. W. Brandon In
formed the people of Ralpi today that
the county would assist.all those in
need, but it was said that provE:,lon
has been mado by relatives 8nd
friend 'to care for then.
Th Red C'cross Is aki. a sour-vy
of the situatlon. I
Atlanta, A:;ril 17.-The crops, roads
and bridges in ColitIt cou n ty were
damaged by a rain and wind storm
Saturday night according to reportA
received here tonight from .Moultrie,
'the county seat. No lives were lost.
'but -several persons were injjired
when lightning struck the house of a
farmer. With the exception of Rome,
'where approximately $225,000 loss was
caused 'by the storm no further dam
age has been reported in Georgia.
Cairo, Ga., April 17.-With a rise of
12 feet in 24 hours roportod from Rlv
erton. Alabama, W. E. Barron, United
States meterologist here, today sent
warnings throughout the Tennessee
river valley that the flood stage would
be reached tonight.
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TlHEE MEN NAMED
FOR LABOl BOAED
Washington, April 16.-Nominations
to fill'tho three vacancies on the rail
road labor 'board, considered particu
larly inpttant because of tho contro
vorsy between -the roads and their en
ployees, were sent to the senate today
by President 'Harding.
As lab, .'s representative on the
board 'the president named .Walter L.
McMeniien, acting -president of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen,
and it prominent figure In recent nego
tiatlois between the railroad unIons
and nianagers. Samuel Higgins of
New York, New Haven & liartford
railway, was named to represent the
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