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Fatal Floods

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St. Louis, June 9. - Dispatches from several points th. Red river in Texas indícate, .that that stream is on the rarapage. At Gainesvllle it is above the highwater mark and iuformation comes from above that place that the rise was very rupidand unexpected and many people barely eseaped with their lives. All eommunication with the Indian territory has been cut off and it wül be some time before the damage can be repaired. Messengers from Burling state that the river is running wild in that section, with destruction to property and some lives lost north of TJpss, on the Missouri, ICansas & Texas raüway. D. T. Harri, a stockman, lost 400 head of cattle and fifty-ho horses. The damage done in the terri íory can only be surmised, as all eommunication is cut off. A dispatch 'from Belcher says tliat the Red river, whieh runs 3 miles north of there, is on one of the gTeatest rampages ever known. Friday afternoon about 1 o'clock a volume of water 10 feet high carne rashing down the valley, bearing trees, brush. housetops, dead animáis and debris of all kinds, and in thirty minutes the whole valley was one vast sheet of water. Crops of all kinds ncar the river are all under water and mud, and great damage will result. During a heavy rain at Chillicothe. Tex., two employés of W. P. Lindsay ,and two strangers who were camped near the bridge at that place were drowned.


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