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FOIiTY-SF. OXD YEAIt
VOL. ('KMX. No. (17.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, Monday, June 6, 1921.
Dully by Carrier or Mull. 85c Month
Single Copies 60
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HARD HIS ID BREAKING
OF Ml CAUSE ADDITIONAL
SUFFER!, ANOTHER RISE
III IRE RIVER IS EXPECTED
APPROXIMATELY 100 BODIES
RECOVERED FROM WRECKAGE
Entire City Is Under Martial Law; Troops
Are Ordered to Keep Persons Out of the
Restricted District; 500 Are in Temporary
Hospitals As a Direct Result of the Flood;
There Are Cases of Typhoid, Pneumonia
(BV Tlf K ASMK'I Ti :r PKKSS.)
Pueblo, Colo., June 5. The Arkansas river
at 10 o'clock tonight reached Fifth and Court
streets, the highest it has been since the flood
when the water reached Fifth and Main streets.
At 10:20 the river was reported at Us crest
and beginning to subside. There was not the rush
of water which accompanied Friday's flood.
Pueblo, Colo., June 5 (by The Associated Press).
A downpour of rain again was falling at 9 o'clock to
night. The downpour amounted almost to a cloudburst.
Whether or not the rain followed the course of the Ar
kansas river above Pueblo could not be learned because
of the darkness. If it did, undoubtedly another rapid rise
in the river within the next
The. river went up to Third
rii-...t nn North Kan la Fe avenue.
this afternoon, following a heavy
rain and the break of the Pkagwny
reservoir mid P.oaver iluin, near
Victor. The waters wont to Sixth
street and Main street. Later they
Ton grit's rain was exnreti d to
moid the i "
v tin: kxthii.Yh v is"
lMi:U -MARTIAL LAW
Pueblo, Colo., June 5 (hy the
Associated Press. 1 Approximately
ono hundred bodies had lieen re
"ivered tonight from Friday
night's floods, according to figures
available at the headquarters of
the Red Cress medical relief in the
The entire city is under martial
law. One hundred ana fifty troops
are patrolling the city armed with
rifles and army pistols, with orders
that all persons are to he kept out
of the restricted district and with
orders to shoot If necessary.
Five hundred persons are in tem-nni-nrv
lioBo.tals as a direct result
of the flood, according to J. K.
Moorhead, secretary of the gov
ernor. There aro cases nf typhoid,
pneumonia, diphtheria and one or
twp cases of insanity. Centennial
hospital has a contagious hospital,
where ten or fifteen cases of
chicken pox are quarantined.
Troops will be stationed tomnr
rnw fin ihe Colorado Knr.ngs auto
mobile road with orders to prevent
all visitors from entering the city.
1 ieio rol Paul I'. Newlon. in
" command of the city, In a state
ment, declared that 1'uebUi wan
V unable to care for any visitors. No
persons, not members of the na
5 PLANS OF ACTION TO CARE
FOR PUEBLO SITUATION ARE
AGREED UPON AT CONFERENCE
(BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.)
Pueblo, Colo.. June 6. Three
plans of action to take care of the
situation in Pueblo were decided
upon at a conference today be
tween Governor Shoup, officials of
the national guard. Colorado state
rangers and city authorities. They
Engineering 'work to reconstruct
the levees and protect the busineks
eectlon. It was believed that state
and possibly government engineers
would be called in so that the city
might be assured against repetition
of the flood.
Wntcr Simply Nectk'd.
Immediate relief for the water
situation. The conference decided
something must be done at once to
.'( assure the city a supply of pure
Denver, Colo., June 5. Arizona :
Partly cloudy '. Monday, . probably
showers northeast portion;, warmer
north central and extreme north
west portions. Tuesday, probably
Conditions for the twenty-four
hours ended at 6 p. m. yesterday,
recorded by tne universuy;
Range . .". j.
Wean '. . . ... i....
Humidity at a. m. .....
Humidity at t p. m
t(..v(... ...n ,lMil vnliifltv
Iiirection of wind South
phttraiiiur si day -Partly sluudy
hour is probable.
tional eiuird. or enmintr hero to en
list in the national guard, will I"'
Th.. Hed Crosrt todav cooked a
car load of meat to keep it from
spoiling and this will be distribu
ted to the needv.
A canteen of the Tied Cross has
been esia'ilifhcd in the court house
."id a'-' i'. ' tv I' I'lrlni; 19
t'H-?!, W:!l' ', i.ii'on; " '",- ' :.
food and clothing. Cnl. 1 J.
Pierce, head of the Red Cross
medical relief work, told the Asso
ciated Press tonight the Pied Cross
was aide to care for all the needy
and issue food and clothing.
A field hospital unit from Fort
Logan will arrive tomorrow, Secre
tary Mourhead said. A supply of
lanterns, candles, cots, blankets
and sweaters for children, togeth
er with other needed articles was
rece ved today from the Hed Cross
In Colorado Springs.
MaJ. L. V. Blauvolt, state high
way engineer, is expected here to
morrow to take charge of the work
of .opening the roads and repair
ing the bridges. It was said first
attention would be paid to open
ing tho Colorado Springs-Pueblo
load because the city must depend
upon tlun road for the bringing in
of food and other supplies.
It was stated tonight on good
authority that in all probability a
largo nart of tho state highway
funds would be diverted for the
reconstruction of roads and bridg
es In and near Pueblo, between
here and Colorado Springs and for
the flood-swept districts of north
Governor Shoup ' returned this
afternoon by automobile to Colo
rado Springs, from which place he
(ConflniiPrt on Vasr Two.
water. The present water is con
taminated and sanitation is in a
bad way. Extreme care must be
taken, it was declared, to guard
against a possibility of an epi
demic. Securing of a quick supply of
A general cleanup of the city.
The streeta'and business houseware
filled with mud, debris is piled
high on some of the main
thoroughfares. Bodies of some of
the. dead are believed to be buried
in the mud that covers the, city
FEDERAL AID TO
' (By Th AumrintMl Vrrm.)
Denver) Colo,, June 5. The
following message from Presi
dent Harding was received to
day by Governor Hhoup:
"I am. deeply distressed to
read of the great misfortune
which has come with its toll
of death and destruction to tho
citizenship of Pueblo and the
valley of the Arkansas river.
It is most reassuring to know
how nobly your state has met
the great emergency-
"If the federal ifovernment
can be of aid to you, pray,
please do not heUate to ad- .
vise me, because all the peo
ple of the United States are
tduched by 'the sorrow and
distress which has come, to
the people of Colorado.
.: "WAimEN 0. 8ARDIU0,"
THE RETURN OF AUNT BETSY
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KNOWN LIST OF
(Hy The Amorlated Prwi.)
Pueblo, ' Colo., June 5.' The
known list of dead follows:
MARY HVRIt, Denver, negro.
MRS. SARAH liYRD. Denver,
UNIDENTIFIED W O M A N,
about 25, auburn hair, upper teeth
WHITE MAN 30.
DR. K. R, CARKY, Pueblo.
YOUNG BLONDE WOMAN.
WOMAN with red hair, ruby
JKSS1E DAVIS, 25.
HKLKN COLLINS, 27.
DUFFY WILSON, switch fore
man. J. E. LITTLE JOHN.
A. SCHAUBKL, shoe dealer.
A. F. CLARK.
Pullman conductor Missouri Pa
. MINNIE DE KHADO, negro.
L. F. WILLI A MH, D. & II. O.
MRS. A. J. JACKSON.
WOOD1E HALL and mother.
Sport McAllister's mother-in-law,
Ernest Prowitt, Pueblo.
Father J. N. Prewitt, Pueblo.
Mrs. May Murphy's children,
Ethel, 1; Jimmie. 5.
Francis and Marie Lopez.
J. W. Waight, switchman.
1 KILLED, 8 INJURED
IN AIRPLANE CRASH
Huntington lieach, Calif., June
B. ;One person was killed and eigut
injured loday, when an airplane
engaged in stunt flying crashed to
the beach here in the midst of a
throng of spectators.
J. P. Bye, Riverside, Calif., was
The injured Included Klaydo M.
Hurlbert, Los Angeles, pilot of the
airplane, who may die.
The accident occurred while
Hurlbert was making a tail spin
over the Huntington Heach bath
house. He attempted to right the
plane at an elevation of 150 feet,
according to spectators, but failed.
The plane struck the railing of a
balcony at the bath house, then
plunged to the beach, thlwy feet
below. r ': '' t ' ;'
Hy seated on the. . sandSil ivus
struck and Instantly "killed.
L0RDSBURG WILL GET J.u
NATIONAL AUTO ROAD
Lordsburg, N. M., June 5 At
the recent meeting of the Bank
head National Highway association,
at Greensboro, North Carolina, the
official route of this national auto
highway was permanently estab
lished through' Lordsburg arid
Wlllard E. Holt elected a member
of the board of directors of the
national association. There is at
present one government project
In this county on this highway
that has been completed and an
other project within the County
surveyed prior to the letting ot
the contr&at tq bulla,
WOMAN HOLDER OF THE
DEAD IN PLANE CRASH
(lly Tht AttNorlatrd I'reMi.)
Mineol.t, N. Y., June 5. Miss
Laura Rromwell, 23, holder of the
loop-tho-loop record for women,
and one of the best known women
pilots In the world, was killed at
Mitchell Field today. She wu
flying at an altitude of about 1,000
feet. She had just completed the
loop and was about to make a sec
ond when something went wrong
with the plane and it crashed-
Military observers declared the
motor stopped abruptly as the
plane was making the upward turn
of the loop. Suddenly the machine
fell backward into a tail spin and
dropped like a plummet.
Hundreds of spectators rushed
to where the plane struck. Tho
girl's lifeless body was found in
Aviators declared the girl's ap
parent inability to manipulate the
control levers in an effort to right
the plane probably was due to her
being swung from the seat, so she
could not reach them. Her home
was in Cincinnati.
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ALBUQUERQUE MORNING JOURNAL.
LA JUNTA; CITY
IS IN DARKNESS
Water Rises At the Rate of
Three Feet in Ten Min
utes; Spreads to 3-Mile
Width Over Lowlands.
(By The Aoctate4 Fnn)
Las Animas, Colo., June 5. Tho
floods in the Arkansas river from
Pueblo to the Kansas state line is
the greatest in forty-four years.
Water from cloudbursts in tho
Pueblo section hit La Junta at 3
p. m. yesterday with a twelve-foot
crest. The water rose at the rate
of three feet in ten minutes, and
spread to a throe-mile width over
LaJunta is flooded to a depth of
three reel and the olty is without
drinking water or lights.
Thousands of Persons Are
Being Cared for in
Churches, Court House
and in Residences.
EVERY RAILROAD LINE
any Miles of Roadbsd
Washed Out; One Well Is
North Pueblo's Source of
(B The AMWlnted PrpM.)
Pueblo, June 5. Pueblo really
experienced two new floods today.
Breaking of A dam on the Fountain
river near Colorado Springs early
today sent the flood waters of the
Arkansas river up again. At 4
o'clock this morning the watere
again had reach Third street. By
8 o'clock the new flood was reced
ing and it was believed all danger
from a new flood was ended. Then
Skagway reservoir broko and
brought the second new flood.
The city was under military con
trol, under charge of Lieut. Col.
Paul P. Newlon of the Colorado
national guard. Paat-es into tne
,i.,vnutntiri district, issued yester
day by the citizens commm.ee, weie
recalled and new permits waueu uj
Thousands of persons were cared
for last night in churches and
court houses, at the Congress hotel
and in private residences.
All 'itfl irf. . rill.
iTnA won tanned from the court
house to the destitute and others
n . to lniv innn irom me
grocery stores once after obtaining
a military permit.
fi.v... m u una luon wiimiiiL iiKiiin.
gas and water since the flood came
h'ririnv nlnht. Candles and kero-
weno lamps are at a premium.
All I res in tne cny are oui. m
ii,f vir.. liirhteri the city again
last night, but no great damage
Every railroad linn into the city
was out of commission, with many
miles of roadbed washed out. The
Denver & IUo drande line past
Mineral Springs park, a suburb,
was washed out for approximately
BOO yards. Within the city of Pu
eblo tho railroad situation w
much worse. Practically all of the
roadbed and the rails In the yards
have been destroyed or washed
Water Supply Is Polluted.
Newspaper men nnd military of
ficials have been the only person
permitted to enter Pueblo from the
outside world since the flood. J.
K. Moorchead, secretary to the
governor, arrived last night as the
personal representative of Gover
Ono artesian well flowing lithla
water was tho only source of drink
ing water in North Pueblo today.
rr.r U .nlu la nnllllted. ltl-
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structlons have been issued w
people to ue only boiled water.
. ..nn,.nimiia txrpre made to light
the flooded business district with
power from the Colorado r uei auu
Iron company plant tonight.
MENACED BY A
'(By The AHWirlaled TreM.)
Pueblo, Colo., June 5. Fol
lowing reports received by the
sheriff's office tonight from
Pwallows, Colo., sixteen miles
west of here along the Ar
kansas river, a wall of water
was rushing toward this city.
Pueblo tonight Is momentari
ly expecting another flood
of greater magnitude than
that of last Friday. A rise of
two feet in the Arkansas river
here also was reported to the
According to the reports,
the water was four feet hlgh
, er at (Swallows than it was last
Friday, when the first tor
rent swept toward this city.
This report led to the fear
that the maximum depth of
the second Inundation here
would reach fourteen feet,
since the previous maximum
depth at the Union station
was ten feet. A steady rain
last night coupled with show
ers this morning and after
' noon and a threatening storm
;lead military and peace offi
cers to take a gloomy view of
FIVE MILES OF
TRACK ON SANTA
t FE WASHED OUT
(Br The Awocuitud fwnl
Wichita, Kans.. Juno 5. Be
' oaiiso of wajdiouts lH-twen
Kyrarnse, Kansas, and liumar,
Colorado. Santa IV trains aro
unublo to pnvoiHMl further west
than Syracuse, aecordlmr to
(llspatchcM. . IleiMirts lndlito
tint worn four and five miles of
track vi the main Santa Fe
line washed out.
All Santa Fe train to the
flood districts around Pueblo
have been Mopped. Santa Fo
passengers to IH'iiver are being
transfered to tho Hot' l&laud
road a( WlcWtu,
. . i.
Washington, Juno !. Au
thorisation for tie' expenditure)
ot a voud $50,000 nut of tlx'
national disaster relief fimdM
for food relief was wlml to the
Jtetl Cross chapter at Pueblo
t. night by national headquar
ters. Tho action followed ro
eeipt of telegraphic! rcHrts
from Pueblo ohnptcr's ol'tici
hIs that (lie situation was grow
ing mora desperate hourly.
It was cMll'd the $100,000
already auihiri.i-d was purely
for emergency pursses until
the lull needs arc known anil
Is In addition to the funds,
supplies and relief workers
ordered sent to Pueblo from
the' southwestern division.
Hospital supplies and twenty
four nurses tonight also were
River Is Gradually Rising,
But Flood Waters From
Some Tributaries Will
Reach Here Late Today.
Owing to further rains on the
Rio Grande watershed, flood stages
In the middle valley are due with
in twenty-four to thirty-six hours,
according to a wire received last
night by Edmund Rosa, county en
gineer, from tho federal weather
bureau at Denver, Colorado. The
river is continuing a gradual rise
and during the past three days,
since the rains started, has In
creased its depth here by nineteen
Barelas bridge at a late hour last
night was still hobrKig sufficiently
strong for automobile traffic. Tbn
last survey of the dikes north of
the city last night indicated that
they were all In gad shape.
"The water Is siUt two feet and
seven inches lower than at the
high point in last year's flood," Mr.
Ross stated last night. "And as
w have repaired the dikes to a
joint where they should hold it
least a foot more water than
washed against them at that
time, I have little doubt but
that they will stand the strain."
The lowlands in the vicinity of
Belen are flooded, but not in a
serious way late last night- "No
damage has yet been reported."
states a wire from that city to the
At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon
the water at Espanola, near the
Junction of tho Chama and the Rio
Grande, had risen a little over a
foot in the past twenty-four hours,
but the situation was not regarded
as perilous at that time. A foot
and a half rise at Espanola would
mean only about a foot rise at Al
buquerque. Those who have been watching
the water situation carefully be
lieve that there will be no danger
in the middle Rio Grande valley
before this noon, as the floods are
Just coming out of the Jemez and
other smaller mountain streams
which flow into the Rio Grande.
Anticipating heavier volumes of
water, county officials have ar
ranged for more than 200 helpers
to start to work immediately upon
receipt of notice. Several teams
were working at the various dikes
all day yesterday strengthening
places of possible weakness.
FOUND GUILTY BY JURY
Fergus Falls, Minn., June 5.
Anders Gustaf Nelson, son-in-law
of Senator Knute Nelson, charged
with shooting to death Joseph Mid-
dleton, a farm hand In March,
1920, was found guilty ot man
slaughter in the first degree short
ly before midnight last night, ben
tenco will be imposed later.
YET REACHED II
THE RIO GRANDE
SUMMARY OF FLOOD CONDITIONS
OUTSIDE OF PUEBLO COMPILED
FROM DISPATCHES TO THE A. P.
Denver, Colo.. June 5. The fol-;
lowing summary of flood condi-1
tlons at towns outside Pueblo wasj
compiled from dispatches reaching
the Associated Press here tonight:
At Fort Collins Poudre river
rising. Steady rain falling but no 1
great danger expected. Klver over
flowing bottom lands, not inhab-.
Loveland liig Thompson river
receding in spite of rain.
Boulder Rains over. Interurban
Bervice to Denver expected to be
Marshall The dam is holding.
Boulder county water commission
er declared the dam would hold.
Rain continued to fall.
Lafayette Communication by
Longmont Water receding, but
still In main street. Municipal au
ditorium under two feet water and
the stage caved in. Christian
church foundation caved in on one
side. No one injured. Heavy crop
damage. Damage to residence and
business sections slight.
Lamar Crest of worst flood In
history of town struck here at 6:30
o'clock last night, sweeping down
the Arkansas valley from Pueblo.
All families from the north side
fled for safety. If a rise In the
water should come it will reach the
business district. A depth of four
feet t water Uj reported, all lon
Harding "Preaches" From a
Woodland Pulpit Over
looking Washington's His
toric Camping Ground,
by vandals, claims
Preserving Our Independ
ence of Action Is the Only
Way for the United States
To Aid Humanity,
(By The Aolated Pkm)
Valley Forge, Va., June 6. A
sermon of faith in established
American institutions and of hope
for a day of peace and good will
throughout the world. was
preached by President Harding to
day from a woodland pulpit over
looking General Washington's his
toric camping ground In Valley
Forgo. Civilization, he declared,
has been beset by "vandals." This,
nation, he added, could discharge
Its responsibilities to humanity
only If It preserved securely Its
Independence of action and the
traditions inherited trom tne tam
ers. "An America dedicated to its
standards at Valley Forge," he said,
"will bold fast and suffer, if need
be, until our inherited institution
are Justified and guaranteed anew.
When I pledge America to world
helpfulness, at the same time I ex
act a pledge that America wit
cling to her own independence of
action and to her own conscience
The president's address was do '
llvered from the cloister of the
Wash ngton Memorial chapel, to a
crowd of several thousand persons
assembled under the auspices of
tho Valley Forge Historical society.
Just before the address he attend-,
ed services within the chapel, to
which ho and Mrs. Harding mo
tored from the country home of
Senator linos, with - whom they
are spending the week-end. They
will return by motor to Washing
ton early tomorrow.
At the memorial chapel special
Patriotic services were hold today
In honor of the oomlng of Presi
At the outdoor ceremonies the
president was made a member of
the historical society.
The President's Speech.
In his address the president
"Washington came to Valley
(Forge in the making of the repub
lic and you made him president De
cause of the things he did here, and
a century and a third afterwards
I come as president because we
share the heritage he left us and
we can jedn in paying tribute to his
"Valley Forge nested the heroic
resolution of the new world con
tenders for liberty. They proved
thut lofty heroiBm Is not always
tragic, but develops its supreme of
fering in tho dull prolonged suf
fering which glorifies abiding faith
and unalterable resolution. We
Americano have wrought so mar
velously and seemingly easily that
it brings us to a new appreciation
to stand amid the scenes of the
dearly purchased republic.
Signs of Great Memories.
"I thought as we rode through
the park today, yielding our emo
tional reference to the outward
signs of rhe great memories, in
dicated bj the preservation of the
trenchos and the reproduction of
the huts in which the patriots suf
fered, that if we can find satisfac
tion in these outward manifesta
tions of their service and sacrifice,
how much, more important it is
that we retain the substance of
things for which they contended.
f OnnHniiert nn Pair. lnn.l
the Santa Fe tracks. Las Animas
bridge is out and others endan
gered. Morrison City Is threatened by
flood from broken gates of Weaver
dam. twenty miles southeast. Ef
forts are being made to empty two
lakes above here to receive the
flood waters now reported raging
down Weaver gulch.
Sterling Transportation Into
this city resumed. Flood waters
from Pawnee oreek receding.
T. & P. TRACKS near
PECOS ARE INUNDATED
(By The A.wlatrd Vrrm.)
Pecos, Tex., June 5. The Texas
& Pacific railroad's tracks near
here are under Water for a distance
of aboud 1,200 feet at a depth of
from three to five feet and traffic
has been suspended over this sec
tion of tracks as a result of the
overflowing of the Pecos river.
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa
Fe railroad tracks are also under
water near here, it is said,
The river was rapidly rising to
night. Farmers In 'the lowlands
were warned to leave. Heavy rains
in New Mexico, augmented by a
two-inch rain here Saturday night,
put all streams out ot their banks.
Considerable damage baa been
cauaed to eroea,