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When what is believed to have been the greatest flood ever known in the lower Mississippi valley destroys one hundred million dollars' worth ox property and takes fifty lives, decisive action by the Federal Government can no longer be delayed. The Republican national platform of this year pledges the party to take such engineering steps as may prevent a recurrence of this great calamity. Theodore Roosevelt, a little before the Chicago convention, proposed that the machinery used in digging the Panama Canal be put to work for this purpose in the periodically overflowed areas. This article by Mr. M. A. Rose is one of unusual timeliness and significance. Mr Rose is a resident of New Orleans, and was an eye witness to some of the most dramatic incidents in connection with this fight against the Great Flood.

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