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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY. . MARCH 28, 1913.
OHIO RIVER RISING
INCHES AM HOUR
East End of Louisville to Be
Flooded by Morning, Says
M200 FAMILIES AFFECTED
State Capitol at Frankfort, Kt., Said
to Be fnder Water Hundreds
Driven From Homes Green
Hirer Beyond Flood .Stage.
LOCISVILLK, Ky March 27. The
; itaee of the Ohio River here at
' o'clock was 3S.6 feet, a ripe of three
I feet In the last 12 hours. The rate of
the rise Is three-tenths of a foot 'an
According to the Weather Bureau,
stage of SU or J9 feet will be reached
by morning, which would carry the
; water over the cutoff at the east end
; of the city and flood an area of sev
eral square miles, affecting about 12D0
, Most of the residents of this section
have abandoned their homes,
. , LEXINGTON. Ky.. March 17. A re
'. port has reached here that the state
capltoi at FranKrort is under water,
' but this Information has not been con
firmed. Wire communication between
Richmond and Irvine and Beattysville
has been cut off by the hleh water.
Hundreds are reported driven out of
'their homes by rising water In the low
' lunda. The Louisville & Nashville has
'discontinued train service to K as tern
; O"WENSB0RO, Ky, March 27. Thou
. sands of acres of Indiana lowlands op
' posite this city are already under
water and the Ohio River here tonight
(Is still rlsins; at the rate of four Inches
. an hour. Oreen River has passed flood
stage. Illinois Central trains for Chi
cago from tha south axe being de
toured through here.
MENAGERIE IS THOUGHT LOST
One of Brothers Who Rescued 500
- at Pern Believes Other Is Dead.
PERU. Ind.. March 17. -(Via Fort
Wayne.) Dr. Huff, who spent Tuesday
night In a tree after, the capsizing of a
.boat In which he attempted to cross
the Wabash River to soutn i-eru. uieo.
late today of exposure.
' Charles Knight, brother of Theodore
Knight, who was with Dr. Huff, be
lieved his brother was drowned. The
Knight brothers are credited with res
'ruins? BOO persons.
- Mr. Wallace, of the Wallace-Hagen-beck
circus, which has Its Winter quar
ters In South Peru, thinks all of the
menagerie was lost but the elephants.
It Is said he offered Charles Knight
4500 If he would row across the turbu
lent Wabash and report to him the ex
tent of the damage. Knight refused.
The county building, which Is a home
to WOO refugees was scrubbed today
with a carbolic solution under the su
pervision of the sanitation committee.
The doctors are using sprinkling wag
ons to flush toilets, which they believe
are the sreatest menace to health. The
first mall to leave Pom In four days
left over the Lake Erie & Western re
lief special, which carried 1000 homeless
persons to towns along the line where
they will be cared lor until tne nooo
The mail consisted largely of postal
rards, hurriedly written in the lobby of
the Courthouse, where a sub-station of
the Postofflce was opened.
Three women suffering from pneu
monia were removed from the Court
house to a hospital this afternoon. Late
in the day the temperature fell below
freezing and cold north winds are add
ing to the suffering of thousands
marooned In the second story of their
homes and without fuel. Three uniden
tified men were drowned this after
noon when a leaky boat which they
had stolen sank.
S1XTEEX DEAD AT HOAVESVTLLE
Kel River Floods Town Thirty
Take Kernge on Top of Houses.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind- March 27.
Sixteen persons were drowned this aft
ernoon when Kel River flooded Howes
vtlle. a small village about 26 miles
south of Terre Haute, according to a
report from Linton.
Thirty others are marooned on house
tops and bIx boats have been sent from
Linton to rescue the survivors. All
wire communication with that place Is
SCPFLTES TO EVTEK DVTT FREE
MoAdoo Decides There Shall Be No
Tariff on Goods Sent for Relief.
WASHINGTON. March 27. Secretary
of the Treasury McAdoo will admit free
of duty relief supplies from Canada for
the flood sufferers of Ohio and In
diana. He waived the tariff restrictions to
day upon the receipt of a telegram
from Mayor Pryce. of St. Thomas. Ont..
saying the people of that city wished
to send food, clothing and medical sup
plies. IS tf ORPHANS' HOSIE SATED
Power Snrf Boat Takes Ont Inmates
Marooned In Fort Wayne.
WASHINGTON. March 27. Seventy
five Inmates of the Orphans' Home at
Fort Wayne. Ind- marooned by flood,
were rescued early today by lifesavers
with a power surf boat from Chicago
last night according to a report tonight
from Assistant Superintendent Hender
son, of the Chicago Lifesavlng Station.
S000 Homeless In Massilon.
ItASSILON. O, March 27. Five are
known to have been drowned. 2000 are
homeless, half the town is inundated
and heavy property damage was done
bv flood water from Tuscarawas River
here today. The town Is without light
and gas tonijtht.
DEATH LIST IS REDUCED
(Oon:lrud Krom First Page.)
River, where the western part of
Columbus Is completely devastated.
"Dayton la relieved In one respect.
The 10.9CO "r 12.000 people penned up
In the business fculldlnps were freed
by the middle of the afternoon. In the
ms.in business section the water re
ceded to about 12 Inches and with
some difficulty foot traffic was re
sumed. "On the West Side 100 bodies were
found toeether on Williams street.
. "Zanesvillo presented a problem
nearest t the Iayton situation.
"Fifteen thousand persun were
drtven from their homes. What re
mains of the T' bridge la 20 feet un
der water. Several structures across
the river were swept away. The water
came up slowly and this made It pos
sible for the people to escape.
"Our great difficulty still is the lack
of railroad transportation. The Scioto
is 'falling rapidly and a surprising
number of houses seem to nave been
washed eway in West Columbus. Many
people contend that the loss there will
be 1000. Chillicothe reports the loss
of more than 100 lives. Piqua insists
the loss there Is at least 50. The two
erreat reservoirs. Lewistown and bt
Mary's, have been kept Intact, al-
though It required a hard fight to sava
the Lewistqwn reservoir last night at
"The country Is making splendid re
sponse to the appeal for help.
"Railroad traffic Is almost at
standstill and the separation of travel
ing men from their families Is bring
ing many piteous appeals every hour
for facilities to get them home. we
still need more help. The Indications
already are that every part of the
country shows appreciation of the
r f - i
Henry- T. Hunt. Mayor of Cincin
nati, Who Is Uireetlns; Kellef
Work; in Flood District.
splendid work Ohio has always done In
extending help in the hour of distress
to other cities and states."
SHALL TOWNS SUFFER
SCIOTO AND MrSKTVGTJM VAL
LEYS ARB HIT HARD.
Many Places Isolated' and Details of
Extent of Flood Are Withheld.
30 Dead at Chillicothe.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 27. With
many towns In the Scioto and Muskin
gum valleys Isolated tonight, It was Im
possible to gather Information that
would tell the extent of the flood In
There Is undoubtedly loss of life In
these two valleys, but compared with
tiie staggering death tolls reported
from Dayton. Columbus, and other
points, the casualties are small.
Direct communication with Chilli
cothe, BO miles south of Columbus. In
the Scioto Valley, early tonight, es
tablished the fact that there had been
loss of life there. '
It was said that at least 20 were
known to be dead, but the total fatali
ties would not exceed 25.
No Information from Portsmouth or
other points south in the Scioto Valley-
could be obtained. The towns are
known tb be flooded.
Mount Vernon remains Isolated, but
information obtainable from round
about sources Indicates that early re
port! of heavy loss of life were ex
It was impossible to establish com
munication In towns east of Newark
In the Muskingum Valley today or tonight.
Zanesvllle la known to be Buttering
from the flood and telegraphic advices
from the vicinity of that city late to
night were that there was eight feet of
water In front of the Courthouse In the
central part of the city. It was said
tonight that It was lmpossiDie to get
within II miles of that city except on
foot. It Is not known that any lives
are lost, but buildings are known to
have collapsed and the property damage
will be heavy. Food supplies In Zanes
vllle were reported to be running low
and efforts are being made to reach
there with provisions.
Nothing could be learned or tne con
ditions in the towns east of Zanesvllle
In the Muskingum Valley either today
or tonight from this point. More than
a dozen towns between Zanesvllle and
Marietta are said to be under water.
The Isolation of these towns. Including
Marietta, is complete and, so far as
telephone or telegTaph company offici
als at Columbus knew tonight, they
had not communicated with the outside
world for 12 to 24 hours.
Chillicothe is without light, gas or
water supply and provisions are said
to be running low. The river was
falling tonight and It was expected that
relief will be obtained tomorrow.
The citizens of Chillicothe held a
meeting this afternoon and raised 28500
for relief of the stricken districts.
Property loss was estimated by Mr.
Perry at 21.000,000. C. 6. Baxter and
his 9-year-old son. who sought refuge
in a tree early Wednesday, were frozen
to death before they could be rescued
Every club and lodgeroom In the
town has been turned Into a relief
Four thousand persons are homeless
tonight, according to the statement of
Sickness is breaking out, the in
formant said, and lack of fuel Is add
ing to the horrors of the disaster.
The water Is expected to recede suf
ficiently In the morning to permit res
cue of those still marooned.
BALTIMORE OHIO HARD HIT
Railway President Says Loss Will
Run Into Millions From Flood.
BALTIMORE. Md.. March 27. That
the financial loss to the Baltimore
Ohio Railroad by the floods would run
into the millions was indicated by
President Wlllard, of that company to
day. Mr. Wlllard said:
I cannot teli wnat tne damage will
amount to. I wish I could say that It
would be 22.000.000. but 1 cannot. 1
know that half a dozen bridges on the
Cincinnati. Hamilton se Dayton have
been destroyed and bridges on the Bal-
lmore & Ohio have been washed away.
We have lost one of our largest bridges
on the main road to Chicago, at Zanes
ville. 0 and it probably will be six
months before we will have anoth3r
completed bridge there, although we
will have some sort of bridge. We hope
to have our main line to Chicago open
In 24 hours and our main line to Cin
cinnati open in the same time.- We
cannot tell when we will have our line
to tit. Louis open."
S35G0 FOR RELIEF
Contributions Are Pouring
and Relief Work Is Well
ENTIRE STATE JOINS IN AID
Chamber of Commerce, Designated
as Official Recipient of Money,
Acts Promptly When Call
Comes From Governor Cox.
' A KCH BISHOP CALLS ON ALL
CATHOLICS TO AIU.
' Profoundly touched by the appall
ing catastrophe. Archbishop Christie
has sent to the Chamber of Commerce
his personal contribution of $100 for
the sufferers, and has issued an ap
peal to all 'catholics in the arch
diocese to contribute liberally and
directly to the regularly constituted
authorities for receiving funds. Re
feels that this would be better than
taking a special collection in the
churches, as It will reach its destina
The Archbishop has also ordered a
special requiem solemn mass for the
victims of the floods, fires and other
elements, and has set the hour for 10
o'clock Monday morning. If for any
reason the hour has to be changed,
notice will be given. To this service
he has invited city, county and state
The Archbishop feels that the suf
fering is so great that it transcends
all denominational lines and calls for
prompt aid from all classes of peo
ple. He expresses the deepest sym
pathy for the stricken relatives of the
dead and Injured.
(Continued From First Page.'
tee appointed tor that purpose yester
day by A. H. Averill. president of the
Chamber of Commerce, following the
designation of that body by the gov
ernor ana tne Mayor to receive the
The following is the membership of
the committee, Mr. Averill by virtue
of his office being the chairman: Ed
gar B. Piper, president of the Commer
cial Club; O. C. Bortsmeyer, president
or tne onto society of Portland; Dr.
Byron E. Miller, president of the Ohio
Society of Oregon; Ben Selling, W. B.
Ayer, I A. Lewis. W. M. Ladd. J. F.
O'Shea, C. S. Jackson, John F. Carroll
and Charles L. Weaver, president of
the Indiana Society of Oregon.
Cash Is Needed Most."
"This is an opportunity for Portland
to show its generosity," said President
Averill, of the Chamber of Commerce,
yesterday morning. "We must join
with the other communities of the
country In providing for the relief of
the people in distress.
"Members of the Chamber of Com
merce I am sure will readily do their
share in providing adequate assistance.
"Reports from the flooded districts
Indicate that there is great need for
immediate and substantial subscrip
tions of money, I believe it will be
better for the people of Portland to
give cash than food or clothing. There
seems to be no need for supplies from
territory so far removed as tills Is from
the scene of actual want.
"Those afflicted people need help
bow, and the best way for us to pro
vide it is by collecting It in the form
of cash and telegraphing It to the au
thoritlea back there, who can expend
it in tne best suitable manner."
Commercial Clnb la Harmony.
Those who are active In relief work
here are working in harmony to se
cure the most direct and effective re
sults. Edgar B. Piper, president of the
Commercial Club, said yesterday:
"As president of the Commercial
Club I stand ready to pledge that or
ganization to the most active measures
tor the relief of the flood sufferers.
"I observe that the Chamber of Com
merce has been designated by Governor
West and by Mayor Rushlight as the
depository for funds raised In Portland
and throughout Oregon. I give this
plan my hearty support and call upon
members ot tne commercial Club tc
aid in the most Active way In the cam
paign for funda and themselves to
make what subscriptions they can.
"There has been no such calamity
In the history of this country. The hor
ror and distress .seem to be growing
hourly. It may be that the climax
has not yet been reached. Disaster
from !lood and fire is likely to extend
from Ohio and Indiana down the Ohio
and Mississippi rivers and thus threat
en a great part of the Mississippi Val
we must, as citizens of a common
country, be prepared to help where
help is needed. We shall do it."
Supplies Freely Offered.
Generous offers of food and clothing
have come from various parts of Ore
gon and the Northwest. The railroads
have offered to transport all such sup
plies to destination free. It Is probable
that a trainload of potatoes will be
made up In Portland today and for
warded at once to the flooded districts.
The people of Woodburn have contrib
uted three carloads of potatoes and a
car of onions; at Albany there are three
carloads of potatoes, and there are
quantities at McMinnville, Corvallls and
other points In the Willamette Valley.
From Central Oregon have come offers
of willing donations of both cash and
food. Klamath Falls already has three
carloads of potatoes on the way.
Those directing the relief work. how.
ever, declare that potatoes are not
needed so much as is cash, as it is pos
sible to buy potatoes on the Eastern
markets almost as cheaply as they can
be procured In Oregon.
flour nad Salmon Wanted.
It has been suggested that canned
salmon or flour in small sacks, if sent
In carload lots, will go far In providing
effective relief. An effort will be made
today to secure flour and salmon dona
tions. City and state authorities as well as
officials of commercial bodies In the
Northwest received several tele
grams yesterday from James M.
Cox,' Governor of Ohio, appealing for
financial aid. The following la the text
of a telegram received yesterday from
Governor Cox by Charles Herbert, pres
ident of the Spokane Chamber of Com
merce, and relayed to Portland:
"Thank you for your message. We
are in great need of funds. My belief
is that the next 24 hours will develop
the greatest tragedy in the history of
this country. Wire remittances paya
ble to the Governor or treasurer of the
state relief fund. Ton will do a real
aid to humanity to Induce trade bodies
all over the West to do the same
In bis telegram to the Portland Com
mercial Club. President Herbert, of
Spokane, urged prompt action. The lo.
cal organizations, however, had taken
the initiative and had their relief meas
ures well under way when this tele
gram was received.
Portland Sends 93500 Cash.
Telegraphic orders for 23500 in easb.
went forward from Portland last night.
Of this sum 21000 was contributed by
the Portland Clearing-House Associa
tion, while an additional 21000 was col
lected by Secretary GUtner at the
Chamber of Commerce. This was sent
direct to Governor Cox, of Ohio. An
other 21500 was collected by the Ohio
Society of Portland and the Ohio Soci
ety of Oregon in co-operation
with the Journal. This money,
together with that given by the clearing-house,
was sent to the Continental
& Commercial Bank, in Chicago, which
Is acting as a depository for funds. The
Portland Rotary Club has given 2500
to the Rotary Club at Dayton.
Members of the Portland fire depart
ment last night Joined in the relief
work and in a short time secured sub
scriptions for ?350. Of this amount
$50 was contributed by the Firemen's
Band. A check for the S350 will be
turned over to Secretary Giltner, of
the Chamber of Commerce, today. j
The following contributions were
made at the Chamber of Commerce yesterday:
The Oregonian $300.0j
Drs. Ing-eborg and Carl O. Berg
J. R. Claik
1. H. Mlddleton
Xeal Brown . .
Dr. Henry Janes......
J. U. Leighton
William Whitfield & Co
Portland Grocers' A Merchants' Association
Pavlii s.- Stearns.
I. H. Pearson
Mr. R. U. Schmitt
J. W. Cook
Balfour. Guthrie & Co.
Mason, Khrman & Co
W. W. Hostettler
A. H. Averill Machinery Company
R. C Llbbey
C. G. Hayden
O. M. Clark
Mrs. "Walter H. Graves
Cash . .
J. K. Grebe
E. P. Bernard
J. W. Caldwell
Contributions made to the Ohio so
cieties, in co-operation with the Jour
nal, yesterday were
The Journal 2."i0.00
Meier A Frank 200.00
Ben Selling 100.00
C. P. Adams 100.00
It p. Thomnioii r:o.. bv .T JV. leal.
Henry J. Biddle.. 100.00
E. C. Shevlin 100.00
Olds, Wormian 4 King 100.00
Joseph Simon 50.00
Oregon City Woolen Mills .10.00
A. & C. Feldenheimer 50.00
W. M. Cake
Imperial Hotel Company . 25.00
Portland "Union Stock Yards 25.00
Union Heat Company
William MacRae .....
P. S. Stanley
H. M. Cake
Robert Tucker 10.00
Joseph P. Jaeger
cmmeit uraxo .............
C. M. Idleman
Georgo M. Hoyt ............
M. L. Holbrook
Wilfred P. Jones
P. S. Durham
Dr. Byron E. Miller
O. C. BortETneyer ...........
S. H. Thatcher
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. French.
J. F. Kertchem
a. c. Cathlnga
Rushlight Issues Proclamation.
Mayor Rushlight last night issued the
following proclamation on the flood
"Whereas: A large portion of our
country has been visited by a roost
dreadful calamity which has left death
and destruction in Its wake, and has
caused widespread suffering and mis
ery to thousands of our fellow-beings.
"Whereas, The citizens of Portland
have always been prompt in respond-
ln&r to the cause of stricken humanity.
Now, therefore, as Chief Executive of
this city. I urge those who can afford
It to contribute to the relief fund which
is being subscribed, and to assist hy
ths donation of food or clothing,
which will be forwarded for the relief
of the sufferers. The Chamber of Com
merce of this city has generously con
sented to ast as treasurer for all funds
collected, and I would call on all our
people to co-operate with that organ
lzatlon In Its noble work."
Following the issuance of this proc
lamation the Mayor made arrangemnets
whereby City Treasurer Adams will re
ceive contributions of money for the
relief of the flood and cyclone suffer
ers in the East. A receipt will be given
for all money contributed and the funds
will be turned over to the Chamber of
Commerce officials who are attending
to the work of sending the funds away.
Help Absjolntely Necessary.
The proclamation was Issued after it
became apparent that immediate help
Tt Is apparent from the press re
ports and from messages which I have
received from the stricken states that
conditions are much worse than had
at first been thought," said Mayor
Rushlight last night, "I believe that
there Is no city In the United States
that Is more charitable than Portland
In cases of this kind and I trust that
the people will respond as liberally as
they have in the past. I issued the
proclamation after I was convinced
thoroughly that help is absolutely ne
If the conditions do not Improve It
likely that aspeclal meeting of the City
Council will be called either tomorrow
or Monday to consider the appropria
tion of money from the general fund for
the relief of the sufferers. The Mayor
said last night that if conditions do
not change and there is not enough
help from other sources he probably
will resort to the special Council meet
ing and the general fund. He said he
believed the people would be strongly
in favor of such a move.
Needlework Guild Takes Action.
Mrs. Ralph W. Wilbur, of 780 Love-
Joy street, secretary of the Needlework
Guild, yesterday Issued the following
acDeal. under the caption "Help lor
Ohio," to the members of that organlza
The Needlework Guild Is collecting
garments to be sent at once to the
flood sufferers of Ohio and ask for a
generous and prompt response from its
members and the general public.
'All garments must be new. Mem
bers will Dlease send at once to their
section presidents and the donations of
all others will be gratefully received
by any of the following officers: Mrs.
Hamilton, president, S3 North Twenty-second
street; Mrs. Alex Bernstein,
Mrs. W. C Alvord, Miss Failing, Mrs.
Herbert Hoi man. Mrs. W. L. Brewster,
Mrs. C L. Mead. Mrs. William Wood
Officers of the Third Regiment Bund
yesterday offered their services to the
Chamber of Commerce for a mass meet
ing to be held at the Armory to ex
Dress sympathy for the sufferers and to
arouse enthusiasm In the relief work.
Whether such a meeting will be held
will be determined at the meeting of
the general relief committee this morn
Press Crab Subscribes SIOO.
At a special meeting of the board of
managers of the Portland Press Club,
yesterday a subscription of $100 was
authorized for the relief fund. This
will be paid to the Chamber of Com
All the railroads operating between
Portland and the flooded areas have
agreed to transport supplies free. It
Is intended that small shipments of less
than carload lots originating in the
Lots of men
most men we
think don't pay
clothes to get real economy.
We say, $25 ought to ' be
your starting point, because
we believe that s true econ
omy. But we make some
mighty good clothes to re
tail at $20 and $18; the
things we say about the $25
suit are not a reflection on
the lower priced goods.
There's real economy in
buying suoii clothes as ours
at any price; we emphasize
the $5 figure because so
many men think that's too
much; and so many men
think it isn't enough. Both
kinds of men ought to start
looking at our $25 suits;
that's the way to decide
whether to pay more or less.
Be sure our mark is in them;
a small thing to look
" for, a big thing to find.
Hart Schaffner & Marx
Good Clothes Makers
state outside of Portland be shipped
to this city, pooled here, assembled in
carloads and forwarded.
Charles L. Weaver, president of the
Indiana Society of Oregon, yesterday
telegraphed Samuel Ralston, Governor
of Indiana, as follows:
x "The Indiana Society of Oregon ex
tends deepest sympathy to the stricken
people of the old home state, and we
desire to he of financial assistance t
the extent of our ability if our help Is
The board of trustees of the Rota
Tians held an emergency meeting yes
terday to consider the following tele
gram from Glenn C. Mead, international
"Suggest immediate appeal for con
tributions in aid Rotary and other" suf
ferers in Omaha and Dayton, same to
be sent to Rotary Club presidents in
those cities. George J. Duncan, secre
tary Omaha Rotary Club, lost his life
In cyclone. (Signed) G. C Mead."
The following resolution was unani
mously passed by the board:
"Resolved, That the president wire
the Dayton Rotary Club to draw upon
the Portland Rotary Club for 500 to
help cover Immediate needs."
The following telegram was received
last night by C. V. Cooper, preBldens
of the Rotary Club, from Chicago:
"General rotary relief fund has been
started to be disbursed under direction
executive committee to all sufferers
where most needed. President Mead
urges greatest possible support from
members of your club. Dayton Rotary
wiped out. As Rotary personally suf
fers let us show our ability and readi
ness to serve others. Act promptly and
generously. Make remittances in
dividually or collectively to R. F.
Chapln, treasurer Union Trust Com
PRISONERS NEAR STARVING
(Continued From Page 8.)
stores. Figures available at manu
facturing plants placed damage under
this head at $1,000,000. The loss on
automobiles was set at 1500,000. It
was believed the damage to houses and
goods would mount into the millions.
because in many sections of the sub
merged area the water reached to the
second Door of hundreds of houses.
More Guardsmen to Arrive.
Colonel H. G. Catrow arrived with
his military aides from Columbus this
afternoon and immediately took charge
of the militiamen. At least five more
companies will be here tomorrow, a-c
cording, to Colonel Catrow.
Governor Cox ordered that no more
sightseers be permitted in Dayton and
when Colonel Catrow attempted to
have railroad coaches of an arriving
train vacated many passengers showed
fight and refused to leave. Orders
were given the trainmen to cut off the
two rear coaches and they were left
standing on the track.
One of the remarkable features was
the cheerful spirit with which flood
victims viewed their plight. This was
Uaytons first big flood in years. Much
of the submerged area had been con
sldered safe from high water, but as
the majority of residents of these sec
tions looked out on all sides upon a
great sweep of muddy, swiftly moving
water, they seemed undisturbed.
Man Threatens to Shoot.
In some of the poorer sections the
attitude of the marooned was not so
cheerful. As a motorboat passed be
fore the second noor of one partly
submerged house a man leaned out and
threatened to srloot unless they tooa
oil his wife and a baby that had been
born yesterday. The woman, almost
flymg, was let down from the window
by a rope and taken to a rjla.ee of
Farther on members of a motorboat
party were startled by shots in the
seuond noor of a house, about whifch
five feet of water swirled. The boat
was stopped and a man peered from
tne winuow oi tne house.
"Why are. you shooting?" ha was
'Oh, lust amusing myself shooting
at rata that come upstairs; when are
you going to take me out of heref"
Police Captain Laokpart declared
that water in North Dayton. Miami
city ana ttast Dayton had reached the
housetops. His estimate of the number
of dead in that district was 300.
Bodies Float Down Main Street.
The bodies of a woman and a baby
were seen floating down Jefferson
street, one of Dayton's main thorough
fares. It was thought they came from
the district north of the river. Ac
cording to city officials, it is impossible
to estimate the number who perished
In the fire which last night swept the
entire district on the north side of
Third street between Jefferson street
and the canal, a distance of more than
a square and a half.
All In tne Becaei totei are safe. Ex
tensive preparations were made last
night for their resoue when the build
ing was threatened by fire. Police and
volunteers constructed bridges ovez
alleys and the tops of the adjoining
buildings to a point of safety.
The flood situation appeared tonight
brighter than this morning. There was
food for the town's breakfast and din
ner left after 6 o'clock and it was be-
'ssst sai -
SOME REASONS WHY SO
MANY FOLKS USE THE
Burlington monthly records of train operation show an
amazingly high percentage of "On Time" arrivals, and
an unusually small percentage of "minutes lost" per day.
In the Burlington's comprehensive passenger service
there are more than seventy dynamo - eleotrio - lighted
Think of thirty-seven efficiently conducted cafes under
one management ! This is the number of dining cars in
the Burlington's service; the cuisine requires a commis
sary force of about 400 men.
The Burlington runs seven highest-class daily trains be
tween the Twin Cities and Chicago, eight daily trains be
tween the Northwest and the East, ten daily trains be
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connecting with each other the great cities of the Mis
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ileved that many trains and provisions
and food on the way here would reach
here tomorrow. The water receded
Warning: Arnlnet Thieves Given.
An occasional snow flurry and biting
gusts of wind added to the discomfort
of the rescue crews, but they remained
steadily at work.
The emergency committee began to
day publication of an official news
paper from the plant of the National
Cash Kegister uomyuu. " - -
designed for free circula
ting in a.11 accessible parts of the city
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SHOOK OP FLOOD NEWS FATAL
Ex-Postmaster of JDayton Succumbs
to Stroke) of Apoplexy.
SAN FRANCISCO. Maroh 27. (Spe
cial.) Shock suffered from the news
from his home city, Dayton. Ohio,
caused the death last night of Fred
erick O. Wlthoft. who was In Oakland
visiting his son, and who would have
returned to Dayton a week ago but for
the illness of his wife, who accom
nanled him from the East.
Wlthoft was postmaster of Dayton
for 16 years. With every bulletin
from the surrounding towns he suf
fered more keenly, until he succumbed
to a stroke of apoplexy.
Wlthoft was president of the Na
tional Association of First-Class Post
masters, a personal friend of Governor
Cox, of Ohio, and for many years was
prominent In clvio affairs or Dayton.
He was a sza-aegree masvu.
PERU REFUGEES NOT DY7XG
Indiana Iileutenant-Governor Denies
Report of 20 Deaths in Haven.
INDIANAPOLIS. March 27. Lieuten
ant-Governor O'Neill, of Mlshawaka,
who 1b at Peru, directing rescue work
In that stricken city, telephoned the
Associated Press tonight that the re
port that 20 persons were found dead
among the refugees In the Courthouse
there is absolutely untrue.
Lieutenant-Governor O'Neill said he
knew of 12 or 13 dead and that the
death list would be much larger, but
he would hazard no guess as to the
total number of fatalities in the flood.
"Peru is supplied with all the food,
blankets, beds and clothing It can use
at oresent." Mr. O'Neill said, "and
will call for further supplies if needed."
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