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Still Under Water

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T1IK BOTJTHKHH Fl.nnih Vickshuro, Miss., 5. - A tolephono message from Mayersville, Miss., just roceived, announces that the entire town and surrounding country has been overflowed by a sudden rise in Steel's bayou, which has been rising eighteen inches hourly. The people are moving out of their rosidences and taking refute in gin houses. The water is over three feet deep in tho higher levéis of the town and rising fast. Colonel D. Mayer, who received the dispatch, says the town has never been overflowed in the memory of man. He says at great deal ot stock will be endangered by the sudden rise. Mayersville is a place of 300 inhabitants, but nearly all the whites have lcft town. No new crevassos are reportod, though the levces wereseverely tested by Wednesday night's storm. HELENA, Ark., April 4. - Information has boen received hore to the eíTect that White rivor is still rising and that the town of Clarendon. Ark., is again overflowed. Tho people there are compelled to employ water eraf t to get about town. New Okleans, April 4. - Huntington has been completely abandoned by it3 600 inhabitants, about half of whom, with some of their stock, are crowded together on the levee, suffering from exposure, sickness and destitution. The others are living more comfortably in box-cars. Many housos have floated away. Some 1,500 residents of the neighborhood are also crowded upon the lvees or havo fled to the highlands. MSMFHIS, Tonn., April 5. - The comjnittees of the citizens' iolief fund sent down the river to Laconia and Henrico to investígate the condition of the flood ufferers returned Thursday. They report that in Laconia alone f ully 600 people, mostly negroes, are without food or houses. Few houses are left in the city, and in one gin house there are 150 persons huddled together like so many cattle. The water is from six to twelve font doep on the plantations. Forty houses were washed down by last Thursday's storm. At Modoc, Ark., 420 people were found to be suffering for food. At islands Nos. 4(i and 47, below Helena, 100 people were found in the same condition, and at Menrico 125 more. In the limited invostigation made by the committee fully one thousand people were found to be homeless and hungry, and these were all found at points on the river. They were unable to cross the country back of the river, where, probably, more distress exists than on the river front The committee relieved a large number of these people, and the work is being pushed with all vigor. The corn all having been washed away the condition of the stock is pitiable. The lowing of cattle and braying of nuiles is heard on all sides. New Oüleans, April 7.- The Picayune's Vicksburg (Miss.) special says: "Nineteen negroes, the survivors of a large party of refugees which attempted to escape from the overflow down Bayou Falaya on a raft, arrived here on tho steamer Ilill City. They report that twelve women and children were drowned when the current lashed their crazy vessel against a tree and that they escaped with extreme difficulty. Thia is the most tragic event of the flood."


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