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THE MORNING- OREGONIAX. THURSDAY, MARCH 27. 1913.
.GEITES IN" AND ABOUT TEE.E.E HAUTE, HIT BY TORNADO AND
LATER BY FLOODS, AND INDIANAPOLIS, WHERE FLOOD
DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED AT $25,000,000.
HEAVY SNOW FALLS
ON FLOODED PERU
TO REPLY TO CALL
Survivors Perch on Icy Roofs
and Become Panic-Stricken
as Boats Arrive.
Facilities of War Department
Placed at Disposal of
f,L3f -rcrf "t'M
I lit jaA , .riAu trM 3ti
DIRE THIRST MENACES ALL
MILLION RATIONS BOUGHT
A. v L
Tnt Shelter 50.000 Persons
Loaded on Cars and Big Supply
of Medicines and Prophy.
lactics Is Forwarded.
WILSON APPEALS TO NATION TO
WAPHI.NOTOX. March 26. Prssl-.
i-nt Wilson Issued today the fol
lowing appeal to the Nstibn to help
the sufferer . In the Ohio and In
diana floods: '
"The terrible flood In Ohfb and
Indians have assumed the propor
tions of a National calamity. The
loss of life and .the infinite sufferlul
Involved prompt me to Issue an earn
est appeal to all who are able. In
however small a way. to assist tha.
lubors of the American Red Cross to
send contributions at or.ee to the- Bed
Cross at Washington or to the local
trearurers of the society.
We should make this a common
cause. The needs of those- upon
which these sudden and over
whelming disaster has come should
quicken every one capable of sym
pathy and compassion to give - Im
mediate aid to those who are laboring
to rescue and relieve."
!.. WASHINGTON. March 26. The prin
" ritl effort of the Government of the
1'nited States today was to extend re
. lief to the thousands of )iomeless sur
1 vivora of the Ohio and Indiana floods.
I in niilL-k succession every agency of
the Government, from the President
. and Secretary of Wr to every bureau
" chief in whose department relief expe
J ditions could be organized, moved
I; All troops of the department of the
Kast were ordered to hold themselves
in readiness for duty in the flood dis-
- tri.-ts. One million rations, sufficient
to feed 200.000 persons for five days
at least, are being bought by the War
- Department and hurried to the Ohio
and Indiana towns. f
v Tents fur 50,000 Loaded.
Tents to shelter at least 50.000 per
?. sons, thousands of blankets, cots, hos
' pital and field supplies are being; load
' ed in cars at nearby. Army posts and
. within 24 hours should reach the dev-
; Messages of sympathy exchanged be
t tttren the President and the Governor
of Ohio were followed quickly by re
quests for help, which were promptly
answered by the Government depart
" ments. The President was in close
touch with the situation all day. He
l was in constant communication with
Secretary Garrison and apprised Chair
man Martin, of the Senate, and Chair-
man Kltxgerald. of the House appro
prlatlons committee, that the Govern-
" meat was going ahead with emergency
f- expenditures on the assumption that
., Congress would back up the Adminia
'! tration later on. They both telegraphed
T promises of hearty support, and orders
i went out on every side for a gigantic
'f work of relief.
- Medical Aid Quickly Sent.
The President called upon the people
of the Nation to contribute money lib
'. crally to .the American Red Cross,
which In turn appealed to the Gover
nors of the states to help gather re
Major P. C. Fauntleroy was sent im
mediately to Columbus to handle medN
' cal supplies. Nine medical officers and
54 hospital corps went from, the De
partment of "the East, carrying a big
supply of surgical dressings, anti-ty--.
f)hoid prophylactics and the complete
""reserve medical supply." comprising
. hundreds of drugs, sufficient to treat
-- 20,000 patients for a month. Precau
. tions against the spread of disease are
' to be handled by sanitation experts.
Ked Crsu Leader Busy.
Miss Mabel Boardman. of the Ameri
can Red Cross, was active at the head
quarters here, telegraphing orders to
nurses at Cleveland and Cincinnati, and
calling on other nearby chapters for
""'physicians and nurses.
Lifeeaving crews were ordered to
Delaware. O.. and the public health
service distributed its agents over the
Postmaster-General Burleson made
, every possible effort to install tero
Vporary mail service ani restore the
'main routes between the East and the
West as rapidly as possible.
Mails that regularly pass east and
'west through the flooded districts will
be detoured until notice.
20 FREIGHT CAKS LOADED
(ovcrnnicnt Sends 11,000 Cots.
1000 Tents and Many Stoves.
PHILADELPHIA. March 26. The
Government is loading a train of 20
freight tsts with supplies for the
f lood-strlcken district. The railroads
will rush the train to Columbus. O..
and at that point it will be unloaded
ni its contents distributed.
The train will carry 4000 tents. 2000
blankets. 11.000 cots and also a com
plete hospital outfit, including 400 sep
arate tents for patients. It also will
take along food and other supplies for
- soldiers and militiamen. There will
will be other Government shipments of
. .supplies from tills city, including hun
v.dreds of stoves.
Xcw York Ready fo Aid. '
ALBANY. March 25. Governor Sulzer.
- as president of the New York State
'Hoard of American Red Cross, tonictit
' urged the people of New York State to
aid the flood sufferers In Ohio and In-
- diana. The Chamber of Commerce to
, day ser.t the following telegram to
--IJovernor Cox: T':e Chamlter of Com
j meree Is with the sufferers in the
- floods in Ohio. Would you like, us to
take immediate steps to collect sub-
- scriptiun for their relief?"
Stockton to Send SI 000.
. STOCKTON. Cal.. March 2. Headed
. by Mayor Keibenstein, who gave $100.
, a list was mad up tonight totaling
-JlOuo, which will be telegraphed to-morrow
to the National Red Cross for
-elief work among the flood sufferers.
Xcuia to Aid Dayton.
XKNIA. 0 March 26. A relief com
mittee organised in this city Is sending
supplies to Dayton. All the Xenia
"churches are being made ready for
' Dayton refugees expected here tonight.
F.iirt-.s Companies Open Cars.
CHICAGO March 26. Express mat
ter for the relief of Omaha tornado
1 POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL, TERRE HAITE. 3 FAIRBANKS MEMORIAL
LIBRARY TERRE HAITE. 3 B1RDSEYK VIEW OF INDIANAPOLIS
sufferers and flood refuges In Indian
and Ohio will be carried free of charge
long as relief work is necessary,
it was announced here today by the
presidents of the Adams, American,
National. United States and Wells
Fargo Express companies.
SIT PLY TKAIX DARES STORM
Through Blinding Snow Boats and
Food Rushed to Dayton.
TOLEDO. O., March 26. In a blinding
snow storm a train bearing supplies
for the flood sufferers at Dayton ana
environs left tonight under the lmme
diate supervision of General Manager
Burnett, of the isew York Central lines.
Besides .one company of naval reserves.
under command of Captain Jacoby. the
train carried three carloads of boats,
large quantity of provisions and !10U0
A relief station will be maintained
here and shipments of additional sup
plies rushed into the stricken flood
districts as fast as telephone facilities
can be supplied.
The State Legislature today appropri
ated $250,000 relief for sufferers.
The National Guard troops are ex
pected to be ordered out t the flood
Peru Has Neither Heat Nor Light
and Rescners Are Balked.
SOUTH BEND, Ind., March 26. A
telephone message from P. A. Joyce.
City Controller of South Bend, to Mayor
Charles Goets, of South Bend, just re
ceived here from Peru, says:
"There is no heat, no light, no water.
and sanitary conditions are horrible.
Two thousand persons are huddled on
the courthouse square, which is three
miles from the nearest dry land. The
onlv motorboat has broken and it is
too dangerous to venture into the rag
ing torrent In rowboats. This makes
it impossible for the South Bend relief
volunteers to get blankets and food to
CHICAGO TO GIVE $100,000
Red Cross Nurses Ordered to Be
Ready to Leave at Once.
CHICAGO. March 26. Mayor Harri
son today issued a proclamation ap
pealing fOr funds for the relief of the
Indiana and Ohio sufferers.
One hundred thousand dollars was
guaranteed at a special meeting of the
executive committee of the Chicago As
sociation of Commerce today.
Miss Edna Foley, chairman of the
Illinois ited Cross Nursing Associa
tion, Issued a call for all members of
the organization to hold themselves In
readiness for immediate emergency
Road to Carry Supplies Free.
CHICAGO, March 26. The manage
ment of the New York Central llnea to
day announced that all its agents had
been Instructed to accept and transport
free food, clothing, medicine and other
supplies contributed for the relief of
Hood sufferers when consigned to the
Mayors or relief committees of the a'f
tlicted towns and cities in the flood dis
trict. Michigan's Aid Underway.
DETROIT. March 26. Relief work
for the Ohio flood sufferers is well
under way in Michigan. Governor
Ferry has ordered all National Guard
tents and equipment: sent to Dayton.
Many cities are preparing carloads of
food and clothing.
A !HEAGG TO RAILROAD MEN
E. S. Bacon. 11 Last St., Bath. Me,
sends out this warning to railroaders
everywhere. "My work as conductor
caused a chronic Inflammation of the
kidneys and I was miserable and all
played out. From the day I began tak.
lng Foley Kidney Pills I began to re
gain my strength, and I am better now
I nan 1 have been for twenty years.
Try tham For sale by Huntley tiros..
Fourth and Washington Sts.
RELIEF 111 OUT
Send Only Clean Clothing, Tie
Shoes Together, Is Plea.
VERMIN INFECTION FEARED
Ex-Army Snrgeon in Charge of San
Francisco Work Declares Great
Loss Will Result if Pre
caution Is Not Taken.
CHICAGO. March 26. A warning to
persons contributing clothing and shoes
for the relief of tornado and flood suf
ferers was issued here tonight by Dr.
P. J. Farrell, former Surgeon-General
of the Army of the Philippines. Dr.
Farrell cites his experience at the San
Francisco disaster, where he was In
charge of the emergency hospitals.
"Send nothing but perfectly clean
clothing, and see that shoes are tied
firmly together in pairs." are Dr. Far
rell's instructions. These precautions
are of the greatest importance. Unlesa
clothing is new or perfectly clean when
shipped, it frequently will be found in
fected with vermin by the time It
reaches the point of distribution. At
San Francisco we burned carloads of
clothing simply because it was soiled or
covered with vermin. At least 50 car
loads were destroyed.
"A simple oversight on the part of
contributors ia not tying together each
pair of shoes, resulting in 10,000 being
destroyed as they could not be mated.
Some of this clothing and shoes had to
be burned after being shipped 4000
The express companies say that any
matter sent by regularly organized re
lief committees or assigned to municip
al authorities will be accepted and for
The Pennsylvania railroad is assem
bling a relief train of 10 sleeping cars
in its depot here. The train will carry
carpenters, wire men, machinists and
track men as well as medical supplies,
bedding and food.
Boil all water and pasteurize all milk
used in flood districts, Is the main text
of a warning bulletin sent out today
by the Journal of the American Medical
PHOXEMEN STICK TO POST
When Batteries Fall Wire Chief Goes
to Roof and "Cuts In."
CHICAGO, March 26. Two employes
of the American Telephone & Telegraph
Company M. B. Stohlton, wire chief at
Dayton, and C. D. Williamson, wire
chief at Phoneton by almost unprece
dented devotion to duty have kept
Dayton in touch with the outside world.
At noon today they had been on duty
continually for 3 hours, and, although
there, were no prospects of their being
relieved, they gave not the slightest
Indications of any intention of leaving
Batteries and power at the telephone
company's plant were put out of com
mission. Stohlton went to the roof and
"cut in" with a lineman's test set. By
means of this meager equipment mes
sages were exchanged by means of the
underground wires of the company,
which held up until after the noon hour
Youngstown Severely Damaged.
TOUNGSTOWN. Ohio. March 26.
Great damage was done to manufac
turing plants and railroads here by the
floods. Railroad and streetcar service
is suspended. Three bridges have been
swept out. Many are homeless.
Men Jumping to Rescue Crafts Fall
Into Raging Waters and Are. Car
ried ' to Death j-N-umber of
Dead Estimated 50 to 150.
PERU, nd.. March 26. (By telephone
via South Bend, Ind.l Vivid details of
the disastrous flood which visited Peru,
drowning scores of its inhabitants and
making homeless more than half of its
population, were received late today
when rescuers succeeded in propelling
boats through the inundated streets.
The facts established were:
Number of persons drowned esti
mated from 50 up to as high as 150, it
being impossible to learn exactly, be
cause many bodies are . hidden in
houses still submerged.
Number of persons homeless, 7500.
Two hundred and twenty-five in
jured or sick survivors rescued and
taken to a temporary hospital at Ply
Property loss, 2,500,000.
Only Two Are Identified.
Only two of the dead are identified,
Mrs. Rose Whitele and Mrs. Elsie
Smith, tenants of what was known as
"Walnut row," composed of 12 frame
cottages, where 12 families were dis
covered. Winter quarters of a circus menag
erie were destroyed and 500 valuable
Citizens, finding lawlessness in every
block of the city above water, organ
ised a vigilance committee, with orders
to shoot looters.
Several -thousand persons are still
marooned In the Courthouse, hospitals,
factory buildings and other structures
because the various relief parties sent
from South Bend and other cities had
not sufficient means to carry them to
the nearest dry land, three miles away.
Snow is falling heavily and suffer
ing is intense because of the lack of
The city is in darkness except for a
scant supply 01 lanterns.
No Drinking Water Available.
The city has no electric light powei
and no drinking water. The only com
munication from Peru today was main
tained over a feeble phone line. Food
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rived on the scene, but more help i!
The difficulty in oeginning anything
111... 11... t AaA ainlnlnoH hv thp
fact that the rescue parties devoted
tne day to carrying away mc nuiTuwa
wno had cumoea to perilous positions
1 1..., man whn hflr) rn-
malned for two days on top of the tank
at the waterworks became panic
stricken at the sight of the first rescue
boat. Most of these men fell into the
water in attempting- to jump into the
boat and several of them were carried
away by the water rushing through
Woman Belts Piteously.
A woman in -an upper story of a
..111- in ir;fth avaniia the main
street of the city, begged so piteously
to be rescued that she was helped into
an already well laden boat and taken
How soon, if ever, the names or all
of the dead will be listed or the number
known, was given little thought by the
"Our energies are being devoted to
saving those still living, saia Lieutenant-Governor
O'Neill. "It is impossible
n ., 1.1 on 1 n tj-v to ia.m the where
abouts of the bodies Just now."
It was said tnat many 01 muse ia,.eu
fo the hospital at Plymouth had become
.1.,. . V. . V, Ltnlrln- muririv WHtlT Ttl
prevent this by supplying fresh water.
was one or tne prouiema luhiiuumu6
First Warning Unheeded.
a One of the rescue party who made
the trip in the first boat that entered
i.ar.ait fmm thA survivors that
the flood rushed In upon tne city aooui.
10 o'clock Monday night. The river
( fa.t in threa Hmirs. Warning
had been given some of the residents,
. . - 1 , V. .. ,J 1-
but many lammes iiiiieu i.u ....
"The cry to be saved from those who
,v.A fir, Knnt wns heartrending.
Some of them threatened to jump into
tne water it we uiuu t '
aboard. But it was Impossible, with
the scant boat supply, to take all away
15,000 Are Huddled Together.
Most of the 16,000 people of Peru are
huddled tonight in the upper stories of
the business blocks near the court
house, which Is the center of the relief
All day they watched the muddy wa
ters whih rushed over the city's pave
ments, waiting for the flood to sub-if-a
search of the homes
nn th streets near the river, which
they believe contain 50 to 150 bodies.
City officials and members of the
citizens' committee assert that the
death list will not be less than 60.
They cannot see how the occupants of
the 12 cottages on Wallace Row es
caped the rapids that poured over the
banks of Wabash River, which, after
reaching a hlgh-wate mark on Mon
dav evening, suddenly rose six to seven
feet In three hours.
River Four Miles Wide.
Tha -river has increased In awidth
from 400 yards to four miles. An un
known infant is Known 10 nave
drowned, and a boatman reported see
ing the bodies of a man and woman In
embrace floating down Second street.
Aio-anri.i eleven&rer carried his wife
and three children on his back through
water waist deep to the Miami County
Courthouse. Then he secured a row-
boat and rescued a neighbor ana ner
infant. On the way to the courthouse
the boat was crushed. The woman
,.n. .nma teleDhone wires and kept
afloat until Clevenger rescued her. The
child was lost.
A boat carrying a man from his in
undated house to safety sprung a leak
and the man took refuge on the ledge
Kniiriins- where he remained for
nine hours before relief came.
Five Bridge Torn Out.
, HAn,An who cllmhed nnwn a
a II I CT3 " v.... 11
fire escape capsized a boat and fell into
four feet of water, nut were rescued.
A man was taken half frozen from a
tr.L where he had perched during most
of Monday night.
Carl Chapman xoaay rescued two
women from the second story of a cot
r -h,rn thev had stood in water to
their knees for four hours today. A
woman and her aaugmer were tasen
from the front porch of their home on
Third street, where they had been for
30 hours. The child had the mumps
.nd may die from exposure.
T-1. nMnArttr llimlfe 111 PpTll will
total $3,000,000. Five bridges torn out
cost half that sum.
F. j. Parkhurst, roadmaster or the
Hie Addition with Character
When completed this will be one of the most artistic residences in the subdivision
anjl will possess an "individuality all its own. This house is located on the north
side of Furnside street, between Floral and Laurelhurst avenues. f -
If you are in the market for a home take a run out to Laurelhurst and look this
house over. Note the desirable location, the delightful home-like features, the ex
quisite interior finish and arrangement. .
This house is being built for the man or woman who demands the best there is in
home-building, but who wants it at a moderate cost. If this house doesn't suit you
in every particular we will have your home built in Laurelhurst to suit your in
dividual tastes, and we will sell it to you on such reasonable terms that you will
almost think it a crime to continue paying rent.
We mean business and we are prepared to talk business to you.
Delahunty & Clements
Lake Erie & Western, and family, are
h.i im,ai4 tn )-3vi finntH down the river
in their residence, which was on River
Two Babies Are Born.
Several buildings were torn from
their foundations and are on their way
to ths Mississippi. Officials business
has been suspended and county of
ficers are devoting themselves to car
ing for the suffering, who lor tne most
part have with them only tne dom
ing on their backs.
Tonight the men and women are
sleeping In chairs, on benches and
seats in the courtroom, and one drowsy
negro occupied "his honor's" tehair.
The men are laid out in the halls
with nothing between them but the
During the day the women sat sui-len-eyed
and gazed at the waters which
have made them homeless, or hushed
Several cases of measles have brok
en out. Two babies were born In the
county 'building today. At the Ger
man Home for the Aged there are
many cases of measles and mdrnps
among the outcasts taken there yes
terday and they have no blankets and
Pestilence Is Predicted.
The saloons have been closed anil
,i nra,a,. enntv la tha numn In
IIIC U111J u . . -1- .1 m- '
the courthouse yard, which was just
out oi reacn ul me wk-loib.
A water patrol was established to
day, but owing to the scarcity of boats
and the difficulty in propelling them
through the rapid water only a com
paratively small number of families
who are not housed in the business
district were reached. People are dip
ping up the contaminated water from
the streets and those who are fortu
nate enough to have fires are . boilir.T
it. Hundreds are drinking the germ
laden stuff and doctors predict a pes.
As soon as you put Poslam to work
for you by applying gently to any dis
eased part of the skin, you will experi
ence relief from itching, burning and
Inflammation, and will feel the skin
surface soothed, cooled and comforted.
After successive applications you may
note rapid improvement until' the trou
ble has disappeared.
Use Poslam first in preference to
anything less dependable for any form
of eczema, acne, tetter, salt rheum,
piles, barber's and all other forms of
Itch and as well for clearing the skin
of minor blemishes, such as pimples,
rashes, red noses, inflamed skin, etc
POSLAM SOAP keeps the skin secure
against infection and disease, improves
Its color and texture, soothes tender
skin, makes complexions Clear.
All druggists sell Poslam (price, 60
cents) and Poslam Soap (price, 25
cents). For free samples, write to the
Emergency Laboratories, 32 West 25th
Street. New York City.
"J"""M"'MMMM i "M"MM""',MMM"M"M"PMM"MMM"M
Here' Is One of the Newest
Types of Homes. in .
MEAD & MURPHY
Sales Agents. Phone M. 1503, A 1515. 270y2 Stark St.
Tract Agts. E. 39th and Glisan Phone Tabor 3433
tllencn that will take a greater toll
of life than the flood.
The heavy snow which began rail
ing at 1 o'clock continued until Late
painless by .
our Sew Bo
f Entire Corner of Mnlkey Bnlldlng at the North.
east Corner of Second and Morrison Streets ti
if This office is headquarters in the i;l
pM campaign to reduce the high cost of fc
U Experts in the science of economy j , :v3ll 1
fcf are delighted with our prices. ,ast i-l
H - Quality not sacrificed to insure rea- XgSI!""- Ij
IS Your bank account will look more XJiTi!H-J fff
H prosperous the first of the month if JYtJEJ' fJS
tk you accept our extremely low prices. -j rf
14 We have hundreds of pleased patients, Fl
why not you? tJ
22-k Gold Crown and Solid Bridge Work
'S- PER TOOTH yiijr
s- Not In the rbr
Ij2 , Dental Trust. t1
All work si isss-11
15 years. Portland.
The perfect harmony which character
izes the serving of luncheon at the
Imperial Grill adds to the convenience
of business men who utilize the lunch
eon hour to discuss problems of the
Luncheon fifty cents.
SAGE TEA BEAUTIFULLY UARKENS
THE HAIR WHEN FADED AND GRAY
Mixed With Sulphur, Makes
Hair Soft, Lustrous and
The use of Sage and Sulphur for re
storing faded, gray hair to its natural
color dates back to grandmother's
time. She kept her hair beautifully
darkened, glossy and abundant with a
brew of Sage Tea and Sulphur. When
ever her hair fell out or took on that
dull, faded or streaked appearance this
simple mixture was applied with won
But brewing at home is mussy and
out-of-date. Nowadays skilled chem
ists do this better than ourselves. By
asking at any drug store for the ready-to-use
product called "Wyeth's Sags
tonight, hampering the relief work,
was a blessing in that it afforded pure
(Concluded on Page 4.)
and Sulphur Hair Remedy" you will
get a large bottle for about BO cents.
Some druggists make their own, which
is usually too sticky, so Insist upon get
ting "Wyeth's," which can be depended
upon to restore natural color and
beauty to the hair and is splendid for
dandruff, dry, feverish, itchy scalp and
A well-known downtown druggiBt
says his customers insist on Wyeth's
Sage and Sulphur, because, they say, it
darkens so naturally and evenly that
nobody can tell it has been applied it's
so easy to use, too. You simply dampen
a sponge or soft brush and draw it
through your hair, taking one strand
at a time. Do this at night and by
morning the gray hair disappears; after
another application or two, it is re
stored to Its natural color and looks
glossy, soft and abundant. Agents,
The Owl Drug Co.