W. E. M. Beardslee, 25 March 1907, Woodland Daily Democrat, Pg 1, Col 1&2

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W. E. M. Beardslee, 25 March 1907, Woodland Daily Democrat, Pg 1, Col 1&2 - WHERE WATEBS SWEPT BETTER REPORTS ^ IN SOME...
WHERE WATEBS SWEPT BETTER REPORTS ^ IN SOME CASES Conditions Much improved a Knights Landing, Conflicting Reports from the Lovda District — Nieolaus and Oroville Oroville Letters. KNIGHTS LANDING, March 25.- Hundreds of people from Woodlam and surrounding country visited thl. part of the county Sunday. Of cours< the attraction was the high water am the visitors expressed some surprls that our people are so cheerful anc philosophical amidst such environ mcnts. Representative business men o Woodland were here to enquire if any thing could bo done to alleviate pres cut conditions, but were informed tha nobody is In danger or even in dlstres and that normal conditions will soon prevail. Dr. T. H. Dixon and wife have-returned have-returned from IMS Angeles. They drove over from Woodland this morning and brought with them a great deal of delayed delayed mail. Leon Snowball has also returned, having driven In from Woodland Woodland by team. The flood conditions are slowly but steadily Improving. The river has fallen fallen from 18 feet 2 inches on Sunday to 17 feet 2 Inches at 11 o'clock today The back water is slowly receding. The foreman on the Bell & Lane ranch, southeast of Knights Landing, was here this morning. He stated that he will cut the south levee of the farm '•and let the water run out into the basin. basin. That will give great and Immedl- date relief to Knights Landing. The flood water from District No. 108 Is not likely to break over the ridge. It is from 20 Inches to 2 feet lower than the river. A telephone message this morning from Mr. Howell, in Colusa county, states that some of the farmors of the district will come down and cut the levea at the Horseshoe, near the old pumping plant. That will allow the water on 108 to run back into the river. A crew of Chinamen is at work clearing clearing away the tule that floated against the east side of the railroad grade. This tule afforded a good deal of protection protection to the railroad. Wo have had no steamers for several <lays because they were not allowed to go through the bridge. The Jupiter Is expected up .today. A big gasoline hoat has been doing good service here. T. J. Cummins came over from Woodland Sunday, hired a launch and went up to his ranch to move his stock. When he got there he found the river falling. Seventy-five acres of his farm Is free of water and he has concluded not to move his stock. ' The water Is ajso receding on the Poffenberger, Tharp and other farms, nnd conditions are steadily improving. So far as nan be learned there has been no very heavy loss In stock except in Sutler county. lost 8 head of cattle. His crop of hop amounted to 125 bales and he lost hal of it. At Oroville, A private letter received Sunday li tills city from Orovllle confirms th reports of the great damage done b; the floods. The writer says: "Th waters are slowly, steadily, but surely rising, nnd at this rate will be through out our house within two hours. Near ly everyone else has moved out of ou neighborhood or is packed to move There Is four or five inches of wate at our door, the highest spot in the yard. From one place a woman am two little children were taken from a house In a boat, and in less than five minutes the house was floating down the river. There is 17 inches of wate In the office and dining room of the Union hotel, and on Montgomery street, a leading thoroughfare, the wn. ter is deep enough to float a boat. Ev ery grocery store except two (one ; Greek) Is closed. We will go hungry for a few days, as the butcher shops are closed, having sold out, and there is no means of replenishing them. The more fortunate residents are living on bacon and canned goods." *+•* The Lovdal Levees, Saturday afternoon a resident i Washington telephoned to J. B. Bandj that the railroad grade, which forms the south levee ot the Lovdal district iad broken and that the district woulc soon he flooded. Sunday's Union de- lied this report. At noon today the 3ee telephoned to the "Democrat" that .fie levees of that district are still in:act in:act and that the water is receding. Notwithstanding this report, the Union of today states on the authority of W. B. M. Beardslee, one of the prominent land owners In the Lovdal district, that all of the 3000 acres fn he district are under water. The south evee gave .way before the torrent, which rushed over the railroad tracks on the Lovdal spur, and there Is a >reak 200 feet wide a short distance east of the pumping station. Mr. Jeardslee stated, however, that the damage will not he so great as was at Irst supposed. While some stock was drowned, the greater portion was got- en In safety to high ground, and no houses or farm buildings were floated away. What are known as the front, ide and back levees, completing the Ircult around the district, are safe, nd the levees all around stand seven eet out of water, except at the point :>£ the break. The pump-house and motor were saved, and as soon as the owners of the land In the district can ret their big dredger to work, 'the jreak will he filled In and the water will be pumped out In Solano County, Saturday night tue Sulsun Ropubll- an had reports from Rio Vista to the ffect that the River View hotel and Phase's store were flooded, the water landing three feet on the floor. Sulivan Sulivan & Lawsen's lumber yard was hreatened and considerable ot the umber was already afloat. The water vas over the wharf for two days. At tie time the reports were received the -vater was beginning to recede, but It ad been, about a foot higher than ever nown before. The Ryer Island levee roke at 11:15 a. m. Friday and 14,000 cres were under water. About 600 cres in Joseph reclamation district were also under water. No reports were btainable from other Islands. It Is robable that Brannan and Sherman alands are both devastated. Sulsun Is all right. No tralna came n over the Vallejo and Santa Rosa ranches and It was reported that here was a washout between Napa unction and Santa Rosa. At Maine Prairie, Mrs. Cla-rence Day received Informa-

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