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500 'SO. PEORIA ST ' 398
TEL, MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 165 Chicago, Saturday, April 6, 1912' One Cent
DEATH, STARVATION AND DISEASE IflV THE
PATH. OF; MISSISSIPPI FLOOD
Suffering1 Is Great,' With Food Supply limited Per-e
sonal Donations Made Government
Not Heard From. -
Hickman, Ky., April 6. All
the gasoline boats in this section
.are scouring the great district
flooded b ythe break in the bog
government levee yesterday.
Dozens of refugees; men and
women and little children, are
being brought in every hour.
There is"now no "doubt that
many were drowned in the flood
that 'has, svept over five hun
dred square miles of thickly popu
lated territory. '
Three little children, from five
to ten ye'ars old, were drowned as
hdse-going to their rescue'looked
Boating for valuable merchan
dise in Main street of Hick
helplessly on in Lake county,
The full tol lof djeath will not
be known for weeks.
The steaiher May Stewart
reached here today wtih fifty men
and a score of women and chil
dren. They had been picked up
below the gap in the dyke, most
ly from thfe roofs of h'biises.
Word was received from the
levee to the south that men work
ing there had heard piteous cries
i or helpfrom- behind the embank-
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