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WILSON READY TO
GO IF IB NEEDED
President Lets It Be Known
Red Tape Must Not Stand
in Way of Relief.
CABINET MAY ACT TODAY
War and "vy leparfjments Join In
Kf forte Treasury Waives IHity
on Supplies, and Burlewn
Looks Out for Mail.
RCLOF WORK BECTQ DOVE tST
AIX PARTS OF JiATIOW.
porttead. Or- 830O talvrpli4 to
Gorvoor Cox bfor rtlf wort la
Chicago f 290,000 obflcrtbd nd
J9&.000 pid Carlo of cJothJn
ent to Fm. 910,000 to bo mod for
fit. Lai City M8di S3S.000 to
Ohto and Indlaam aa first part of
9100,000 to be cent.
fit. Paul evral thoowed dollars
raised aarlr Id campaign for funds.
Minneapolis leading merchant
ndt 91000 from mid ocean by wire-
Oak 1 arid City sends 95000 as first
trstallment of S35.O00, which la
placed as minimum.
Denrer Legislature raises f 1000
among members. City seeds $1000
and Individuals JlOOO.
Unco In. Kb. House pssses emer
fency appropriation of 9100, 0H for
Olympia Governor Lister tssuea
proclamation caJUns; for aid.
Helena Governor Issues proclama
tion calling- for cit liens to aid.
Washington, "D. C. Secretary 31c
Auoo decides to let ail supplies to
flood district enter duty free.
Rockiord. HL Several hundred
dollars sent to flood Tl-tlms.
Jefferson City, 4io. Governor Ma
jor Issues proclamation calling for
Vancouver, Wash. fieveraj hundred
dollars raised by subscriptions.
Wood born. Or. Cltlaeaa to send
carload of onions, potatoes and other
Ntirth. Yakima. Wash. Citizens
sending apples and potatoes to flood
Oregon City. Or. Farmers to send
carload of potatoes.
OTHER DAYTON, 0 VIEWS, AMONG WHICH ARE NATIONAL CASH REGISTER OFFICE, WEERE ARE
HOUSED MORE THAN A THOUSAND REFUGEE3, ALGONQUIN HOTEL, WHERE THE WATER
REACHED THIRD FLOOR, AND UNION STATION. WHERE DEPTH WAS 30 TO 40 FEET. -
WASHINGTON", March 27. President
"Wilson threw open today the resources
of the Federal Government to the home
less thousands fighting against water.
f':ime and famine In Ohio and Indiana.
More than $2iu.000 has already been
expended and the ITesident Is deter,
mined that no red tape shall stand In
the nay of Instant relief everywhere.
Secretary Garrison, of the War De
partment, left today on orders from the
President to survey the situation In
Ohio and direct the Government's re
lief, and Mr. Wilson announced that ir
'vmmunlratlon with the flood districts
continued imperfect and his presence
was required to issue emergency execu
tive orders, be would so to the scene of
the disaster himself.
Cabinet to Conalaer Situation.
The entire situation will be can
vassod by the Cabinet tomorrow.
Postmaster-General Burleson 18 con
templating a quick Journey to Ohio if
the mail situation is not Improved soon.
Mall routes across the continent are
tadlr affected and the task of disen
tangling the mail service to points in
Ohio and in Indiana untouched by
floods has reached a crisis. Assistants
are being; ordered to the flood district
from nearby cities and stamps and sup
plies are being rushed to places that
have lost their stock In the floods.
Naval Stations Dlspatek Aid.
The Navy Department Issued orders
to its recruiting stations In the Central
West to send marines, physicians and
officers trained In rescue work to co
operate with the Army medical staffs.
Powerboats and skiffs were dispatched
from Naval stations on the Great
Secretary McAdoo. of the Treasury
department sent Surgeon-General
Blue, of the United States Public
Health Service, to the flood districts
and placed at the disposal of the Gov-
rrnors of Ohio and Indiana all United
State llfesavlng stationa in those
states. Secretary McAdoo also waived
customs regulations so that relief tup
plies could enter free from Canada.
Wireless Apparatus Takes Along.
Vlth Secretary Garrison went Major
General Wood, chief of staff of the
United States Army. Quartermaster
General Ales hire and a staff of offic
ers, physicians, surgeons and a signal
More slpnal corps men were to be
picked up at Columbus Barracks, mak
ing up a complete field party, equipped
with wireless telegraph and field ap
paratus, flags and lights, so that com
munication may be opened through the
I. P. Claxton. United States Com
missioner of Education. Issued an ap
peal to tne teachers atld school offi
cers throughout the country to receive
rontrlbutions and send them to Dr.
William M. Davidson, Superintendent
of Schools at Washington.
LEGISLATORS ASSESS SELVES
Kvcry Member of Colorado Bodj
Subscribes SIO for Ohio.
DENVER. March 27. A relief fund
of $1000 for Ohio flood sufferers was
raised this afternoon, when each bouse
of the Colorado Legislature voted an
assessment of $10 against every mem
ber. The action of the Legislature
followed the receipt by Governor Am
nions of a telegram from Governor
Cox appealing for financial aid.
Mayor Henry J. Arnold today tele
graphed $1-000 to Governor Cox. $1000
having been appropriated by the city
id $1000 contributed by Individuals.
Mr. Arnold today sent telegrams to
100 Colorado Mayors asking aid for
the flood sufferers.
The Colorado Red Cross and various
other agencies are collecting funds.
OAKLAND WILL GIVE $23,000
$5000 TclccTapbod to Governor Cox
as First Installment of Fund.
OAKLAND, Cal., March !7. Frank
K. Mott. Mayor of Oakland, telegraphed
JiOOO to Governor Cox, of Ohio, today
as the first Installment of the city's
contribution to the fund for the relief
of tiie flood sufferers. The money is
VlaceJ on deposit In a Chicago bank,
subject to the Governor's check. The
message to Governor Cox says that
takland's minimum contribution will
be $-5,000 and that there will be no
limit to tbe endeavor to raise money.
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Company. Where Thousands at Ref-va-ees
Are Honsed. 3 South Stain
Street, for Two Uaya Scene of Rar
Inc Torrenta. S Concrete Bridge.
Where Great Damase la Dose.
Office of Dayton Ually News. Where
Water Keachea Above Seeond Floor.
B Relbold BaUdlnsi, Where Refngeea
Are Hovaed by Hundreds.
All civic commercial, professional,
sporting and industrial bodies In the
city have organized to make a
thorough canvass for funds.
ST. PAUL KESPOXDS READILY
Several Thousand Dollars Subscribed
as Kesnlt or Appeal by Governor.
cn xattt. xrinw March 27. Aa the
result of the appeal made today by
rh.rhfirt n rl an a nupfll made
by St. Paul newspapers, several thou
sand dollars have oeea conecteu ir
relief of the flood sufferers in Ohio and
Indiana. The 8t. Paul Association of
Commerce has asked the State Legis
lature, now In session, to appropriate
j;,000 to aid tne nomeiess.
A mntiral comedv comDanV Will give
an open air beneiit In front of the City
HaU here next Monday afternoon, a
collection belna- taken ud by members
of the chorus.
FOREST GROVE TO SEND AID
Carload or More of Potatoes to Be
. Made T7p by Farmers.
FOREST GROVE, Or.. March 77.
(Special.) Farmers of this section who
have large quantltlea of potatoes on
hand have agreed to furnish a sufficient
quantity to ' make up a carload to be
sent to the flood and fire-swept dis
tricts of Ohio and Indiana for the re
lief of sufferers, provided arrangements
can be made with the railroads for
If necessary one or two additional
cars could be obtained.
XEBRASKA PROVIDES 91 00,000
Legislature Passes Bill for Relief of
LINCOLN, Neb, March JT-The
emergency appropriation of $100,000 for
the relief of the state tornado sufferers
was passed by the House of Represen
tatives this afternoon. The Senate will
act on the measure tomorrow.
Governor Morehead held conferences
today to deckle upon the manner In
which the relief fund for Omaha, should
be expended. It was decided to leave
expenditures and accounting to the
Omaha relief commission.
CHICAGO PLEDGES $150,000
$3,764 Already Paid n Motor
boat Fleet to Be Equipped at Once.
CHICAGO, March 27. k)n hundred
and fifty thousand dollars bas been
subscribed to the flood relief fund of
the Chicago Association of Commerce.
Of this 3U,7 was paid In currency to.
Representatives Madden and Hobson
met a committee of the association to
day and told them that motorboats are
needed more than anything else at
present to reach the flood refugees.
Tea thousand dollars was asked at once
by the committee to equip a fleet of 30
motorboats to be sent at once, manned
from the naval training station, the
life-saving stations and the naval
A carload of clothing has been col
lected and will be shipped to Peru, Ind.,
tomorrow ' morning. -Hugh F. Miller,
business manager of the association of
commerce, left for Dayton yesterday
and Is expected to arrive there tonight.
LISTER REQUESTS STATE TO AID
Washington Governor Issues Procla
mation for Relief or Ohio.
OLTMFXA. Wash., March 27. Gov
ernor Lister today Issued a proclama
tion urging citizens of Washington to
contribute to the aid of the flood suf
ferers and requesting that all money
be forwarded to J. E. Chllberg, of Se
attle, treasurer of the State Red Cross
Mavor Mottman has issued an ap
peal to the citizens of Olympia for aid,
and the Olympia banks will handle
FUNDS SENT FROM MID-OCEAX
Minneapolis Merchant Tenders
$10O0, for ReUef, by Wireless.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. March 27. L.
S. Donaldson, of Minneapolis, head of
a department store here, who la on
board an Atlantic liner, homeward
bound from Europe, sent a wireless
message today from mid-ocean, in
structing his company to send $1000
to the relief fund for the Ohio and
Indiana flood sufferers.
The draft was dispatched this after
noon. Clackamas Farmers Give Potatoes.
OREGON CITY, March 27. (Special.)
Dr. A. L. Beatie.. of the Oregon Com
mission Company, announced today that
steps were being taken in this city to
aid the flood and tornado) sufferers. A
carload of potatoes will be shipped. L.
E. Bentley, a prominent Clackamas
County farmer has agreed to give 30
sacks of potatoes and the Oregon Com
mission Company has agreed to furnish
the 6ame amount. Many other merch
ants and farmers are willing to furnish
potatoes and other supplies. All per
sons desiring to aid should telephone
to A. L. Beatie at once.
Yakima Begins Relief Work.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. March 27.
The Takima Valley began prepara
tions today to send a train load of
apples and potatoes to the Ohio and
Indiana flood sufferers. Mayor
Splawn, of North Yakima, contributed
50 tons of potatoes.
Vancouver Responds Readily.
VANCOUVER, Wash, March 27.
(Special.) Several hundred dollars
were raised today for the relief of
flood sufferers at the call of Mayor
Irwin. Subscription lists have been
placed In four banks, the Vancouver
Commercial Club and the City Clerk's
office. The committee appointed by
the Mayor comprises Miss . Mollie ,
Clancy, Mrs. Nellie K. LambBon and
Mrs. J. H. Jaggy. All funds collected
will be sent through the Red Cross
Relief Society. The Grand Theater
has volunteered to give the receipts of
the show for one night to the storm
Montana Governor Issues Appeal.
HELENA, Mont., March 27. Gov
ernor Stewart today issued an appeal
to the people of Montana for funds
to prosecute relief work in Ohio and
Indiana. contributions may De sent
to the members of the Montana board
of the American F.ed Cross.
Oil Man Watching Flood Killed.
PITTSBURG, March 27. D. J. Thayer,
a wealthy oil operator, while watching
the flood waters of the Allegheny late
today, fell from a third-story window
in his office anl was Killed.
Rescuer Tells of Maddening
Effect of Horror Scenes
at Peru, Indiana.
TORRENTS SHOW NO PITY
Currents Swirling Around Street
Corners Tax Most Experienced!
Boatmen Elephants From
Circus Reach Safety.
PLYMOUTH, Ind., March 27. Graphic
description of the horrors of the flood
that Is believed to have swept 200 or
more residents of Peru, Ind.. to watery
graves and made thousands homeless,
was given today by Gilbert Kessler, one
of the heroes of the calamity. Weary,
tired-eyed and almost unnerved from
the loss of sleep and the sight be had
witnessed, young Kessler staggered
from the relief train of the atrlcken
Kessler's most vivid picture was the
suicide of several fear-crazed women
who leaped from the rescue boats. The
roaring current and the terrible
sights, he declared, had maddened
Woman Plunges Overboard.
"It was cold and damp and misty
and the sight of that black water
rushing on pitilessly just seemed to
take the heart out of moat of us. espe
cially the somen," said Kessler. "I
was piloting one of the rescue boats
to the Courthouse, and the boat was
pretty well filled. One or our pas
sens-era was a woman.
'We were moving rather shakily
through one of the main streets when
all of a sudden I saw this woman rise
from her seat and begin to wail. 'Oh,
what Is the use? We'll all be drowned
anyway.- Then she plunged from her
seat into that boUing, fuming torrent.
"The next moment I found myself
In the water. I saw a little arm stick
up for a moment. I made a grab for
It but It went down. There was no
rhtnea to swim In that Niagara.
struck the stern of our rowbomt and
seized it with one hand. Then I
gradually drew myseir aboard.
Boatman Eleeapea Four Times.
"We picked up one -of our oarsmen a
little later. He was still alive.
"Later we were bringing another
boatload to the Courthouse when a
woman lunged out despairingly ana aij
of us went over. Again It was a flght
and I engaged In saving myself. Four
times altogether I was thrown out Into
the water and I am stui wonoerins now
I manasred to escape.
"The current swept aronnd street
corners with tremendous force and only
the most experienced oarsmen could
propel craft with any degree of safety."
Kessler gave a description of the
flood on the first night.
"We heard the roaring of lions and
neighing of horses and realized that a
circus which has Winter quarters at
Peru, had been engulfed. The Hons
and other animals in cages died ln
the trap, roaring until the- water swal
lowed them. The elephants escaped
Into the water and started for the
shore and that was the k," Bi we saw
Peru Declines OKer of Aid.
, CHICAGO, March 27. An offer today
by the Chicago Naval Reserves to pro
ceed to Peru. Ind., with 100 men and
six boats under Captain C A. Evers,
was declined with thanks by the Execu
tive Committee of that olty, which de
clared that the water now is receding
so rapidly that the proffered help will
not be needed.
The welfare of tax
payers depends upon
public utilities which,
are economi cally
ever it is used,
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reputation for dura
bility and service. '
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SOME REASONS FOR OPENING AN ACCOUNT IN OTJR
Deposits bear interest from the first day of the calendar month
Freedom from worry, due to the securities which the state
requires savings deposits to be invested in.
Prompt payment of interest at the end of June and December,
or when the account is closed.
Security Savings and Trust Company
Fifth and Morrison Streets.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $1,400,000
ON SALE TODAY
New Victor Records for April
Plenty of variety--you can be sure your kind of
music is in this new list. And well gladly play it
for you any time you stop in."
' A hint of what's waiting for yout
Victor Military Band
Victor Military Band
Collins and Harlan
17281 Marietta Turkey Trot
Parisienne Turkey Trot
17295 Melinda's Wedding Day
Row, Row, Row
35281 Serenade (Widor)
Serenade (Blockx) (Cello)
60096 Tales of Hoffman Barcarolle
Lucy Marsh and Marguerite Dunlap
70076 The Wee Hoose 'Mang the Heather ' Harry Lauder
C4309 Sweet Genevieve John McCormack
89060 Troyatore Home to Our Mountains
Ernestine Schumann-Heink and Enrico Caruso
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jn we are now showing.
litl To See These - ... Pi
H Walk-Over Models . I
is to inspire you with a new thought f:
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Hats were first worn in 400 B. C.
From then to now is a far cry and a
story of vast improvement.
Knox took first place in the advance
ment of hats 75 years ago and still holds
At the Knox Agencies in All Leading Cities.