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Fighting

the Great

Flod

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gigantic rampart of sodded

By M.A.Rose
When what is believed to have been the greatest flood
ever known in the lower Mississippi valley destroys one
hundred million dollars' worth of 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 en-
gineering steps as may prevent a recurrence of this great
calamity. Theodore Roosevelt, a little before the Chi-
cago convention, proposed that the machinery used in
digging the Panama Canal be put to work for this pur-
pose in the periodically overflowed areas. This article
by Mr. M. A. Rose is one of unusual timeliness and sig-
nificance. Mr. Rose is a resident of New Orleans, and
was an eye witness to some of the most dramatic inci-
dents in connection with this fight against the Great
Flood.

AIN is sloshing down, a down-
pour after a day-long drizzle.
The water rushes in little tor-

rents down one side of a earth which zig-zags off before and be

NEAR VIEW OF A hind. On the other side, the drops pelt In the background can be seen the piling which is being the surface of a mile-wide stream into

that will close the crevasse the semblance of brown stucco.

Standing on the dike, one may study mayor, the village doctor, the wealthy the roofs of a plantation home behind it. planter, the banker, every able-bodied Turning, one can stoop and dabble a man within a radius of miles, is packing hand into the muddy river, so near is it burlap sacks, filled with dirt. to the top of its barrier.

Above the queer chant of the negroes The smooth, true line of tawny water

a shout from a convict guard, and green grass on the river side is rifle in hand. Before the gaze of the broken by an ugly box of raw pine which toilers, a bit of the dike further upstream projects into the stream an arm's length, sinks, at first gradually, an inch, two and parallels the embankment forty feet, inches, three inches. A yellow geyser and into this box, negro convicts in their spouts up in the road, forty feet behind striped garb, free laborers, the village the levee. Then the great wall of earth

comes

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folds back with a groan, and with a roar of victory the river leaps through.

A crevasse! Within an hour, the river has torn away both ends until the gap is two hundred feet wide. By morning, it will be four hundred feet wide, the plantation home, and a score of others, will be uninhabitable, and whites, blacks, mules and cattle will be camping on the levee, waiting rescue, while others, further back in the country, who could not be warned by

couriers who rode all night,

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