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MORNlSGr OKEGOMAN. BA1UKUAJC, MARCll 1U13.
7 i " 1
BY LATEST HEWS
FLOOD AND STORM DAMAGE IN INDIANA SHOWN IN PICTURES,
Portland Relatives of Those in
Stricken Area Take
MANY ARE STILL WORRIED
- - - i i
Few Art Able to Get Direct Mes
sages From Kinsfolk or Friends
aind Scan Xews Reports Sirs.
Wonder Starts for Ohio.
Receipt of the glad news yesterday
that the fatalities In tha flooded dis
tricts of Ohio and Indiana were not
nearly so heaTy as at first reported
brought much mental relief to those
Portland persons who have friends and
relatives In the affected areas.
While few have been able to get ln-
formation direct from relatives they
are going? somewhat on the theory that
. "no news is Rood news." However,
they are eagerly scanning the news
bulletins for the names of those In
whom they are most interested.
Some persons with kin in Dayton.
Zanesville. Indianapolis or other cities
reported Inundated have been telegraphing-
to Cincinnati. Columbus.
Sprinefield and other nearby points in
the hope of gettlnc Information in this
' Indirect manner. These inquiries have
been no more fruitful than have the
messages to the flood centers them
Mrs. F. Q. Wonder, of Sellwood. who
his a son in Dayton, is planning to
leave Portland, tomorrow for that city.
She is greatly worried over his prob
' able fate, as well as that of other rela-
: tives there.
Zaaeavllle Folk Here.
A. Speer. of 132 East Thirty-ninth
street. Is a former resident of Zanes-
ville. and has many relatives in that
' cltv. He is well acquainted with the
surrounding territory and with all the
districts reported now to be Xlootlt'l.
Other residents of Portland, who for
merely lived in Zanesville. include
George tV. Kennedy, of 678 Clackamas
' street. Charles Mott. who lives in Sun
nyslde. and Francis Varner, of 170 East
. Thirty-first street.
Mrs. Gertrude L. Stone, of Vancou
ver. Wash., has been seeking Informa
tion about Mrs. Elizabeth Dodds Elliott
and family and Mrs. Richina Curphey
and family, all of whom live in Iayton.
C. B. Coffman. of Hood Rlvsr. has
two brothers in Dayton.
Mrs. J. w. Polnce. with the Olds,
W'ortman 4 King store, has several
relatives in Dayton. They are D. W.
Poince and W. S. Polnce, brothers of
her husband and Clayton Furnas, a
Mrs. F. G. Wonder, of Leo avenue,
has a son. Dr. J. B. Wonder, in Dayton.
She has heard nothing from him since
' the flood. He lived at 717 West Third
street. In the affected district.
Terr Haste Folk Worried.
Mrs. Mary Cole, of 124 South Six
teenth street, has the following rela
tives in the stricken states: Mrs. Julia
Johnson. 2S South Ninth street. Terre
. Haute, lnd.. her mother: W. B. Ladry,
1521 South Twelfth street. Terre Haute,
' lnd.. her father: Mrs. Alice Frlck and
. family. 214 Springfield street. Dayton,
and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Drew. Irving
and Surlnafield streets. Dayton.
decree O. Hewitt, of 400 East Thir
tieth street, is seeking Information con
. -ernlng C. R. Hewitt and family, of 9
West Long street, commons. J.
Walter Slifer. of 147 Thirteenth
street, has a sister. Mrs. Fred Weber,
at 254 North Capital avenue, Indian
apolis. Mrs. L. B. Cahlll. of Seventy-eighth
itr.fl and Foster road. Is a former res.
Ident of Dayton and has many relatives
In that city.
Mrs. McEllinrott and Miss Helen Mc
Kllingott. of 17 St. Clair street, are
former residents of Columbus. ana
' have relatives there now from whom
they have not heard.
Ohio People Seek News.
G. M. Lowman. at the Imperial Hotel.
Is an ex-resident of Dayton. Members
: of his family still live there.
R. L. McKarland, of Sherman. Clay
" Company, has relatives In Columbus.
Both he and Mrs. McFarland formerly
- lived there.
Miss Marie Rustln. who Is visiting
with Dr. John H. Boyd and wife, at
til Montgomery Drive, has an aunt
and a brother in Omaha, from neither
of whom she has heard since the recent
tornado, but as their names are not In
the death lists she Is confident that
thev are safe.
A. W. Miller, curator of the perma
nent eshlbit at the Chamber of Com
merce, ia a former resident of Massil-
lon. O.. where five persons lost their
. lives on Thursday. He baa a sister and
other relatives there.
Walter F. Gergn. a member of The
Oresonian local staff, is a former rcsl
' dent of Columbus and has relatives
- there. He is well acquainted there and
; furnishes the following description of
the conditions that caused the ilooos
"Just north of Columbus the Scioto
River Joins with the Olentangy and
: makes a broad sweep to toe eastward
It is the basin thus left on the west
' ide of the river that is affected by the
-disaster. It contains approximately
"' one-fourth of the built-up section of
' the city. and is largely given over to
-- industrial plants and the poorer homes.
- The remainder of the city is on higher
- ground against which the river swings
its current, and is not endangered.
l.at Serlras Floed tm 1SS4.
"No serious flood has occurred In
1 the river since 1S84. when the low
cround was inundated to the depth of
several feet, but there was no loss of
la addition to the local suffering,
flhe overflow of the Scioto will have a
verious effect upon the suffering tlis.
trict in the Miami Valley between
Dayton and Cincinnati, as all routes
' of communication from Columbus, the
capital, to these places. Is over the
bridses which have been swept away.
". The flood-plain is about three miles
wide along nest iiroaa street, oetng
' shut in on the west by the highlands
in which stands the State Insane Aay
lum. one of the biggest single struc
lures In the world.
Clarence Tomllnson, a building con
tractor living at 1524 East Fourteenth
street, last night received from his
sister. Mrs. Laura Haas, of Rlverdale.
a Dayton suburb, a message, saying
he had heard that Mrs. May Fudge,
a sister: Mr. Fudge-and a 13-year-old
' daughter, had been lost. Another sis-
- ter. Mrs. Anna Gordon, she said. Is
This is one of the first private tele
grams to be received direct from the
scene in Portland. While there Is a
gleam of hope, the message not being
' definite. Mr. Tomllnson feels almost
certain that his sister and. her family
have met death.
Sangamon Lrrre Breaks.
srr.IXGFIELD. 111.. March IS. Hun
dreds -of farmers near Petersburg were
terrified today, when the levee along
the Sangamon Hlver broke. Many rest,
dents of the city are camping on the
Courthouse lawn, .no one was Killed.
WAITING IIS TURN
Dorvr flttor.it: nitifis as Risina
Waters of Ohio Presage
UPPER STATE RELIEVED
Strict Quarantines Established at
Wet Indianapolis and Fern, In
Belief That Disease JTwr
Is Greatest Enemy.
- nST TO U..nli T R Tn iaFlft'S
flood death toll remains uncertain to
night, with all reports connrmuw
conservative estimates of the loss 01
Panic is attacking cities in
ern valleys of the White and Wabash
Rivers and all along the Ohio, as ris
ing waters threaten repetitions of tne
Sunshine and disappearing waters
relieved sufferers in the cities that
have been Iiooooa, uui --
i. localities face a great prob
lem in fighting off disease. Refugees
are demanamg in5""j , .
be permitted to return to their devas
Strict Qaarantlae Ordered.
. .... T I - anil TT"tl
vvesi imimiwi'ut"" -
placed under the strictest quarantine
. ...... ....vl in tne
today. our ocuum w..m..
Courthouse last night. Serious sick
ness among r-eru
threatens greater loss of life than was
. .i Th TTMiianaD-
causea oy io "avcio. - -
oils city board of health quarantined
West Indianapolis tonight, after eject
ing hundreds 01 persons
. - 1 w jutripf since noon.
terea Tne ---
when Mayor Shank opened the Oliver
avenue and Michigan-street bridges to
the publlo. .
ct. . i - wat-ji found In Brook
ville and six still were missing today.
Pern rescue workers report that the
j-..h n. there will not exceed 25 and
some believe it will be less.
No bodies were louna in In
dianapolis after a diligent, all-day
search, but rescue workers assert they
saw a number drowned and swept
down the river. Receding watera left
West Indianapolis coverea nu
ind filth ana in gri
City Aatherttlea Clash.
...hA.iHaa elanhed ever the ad
mission of the public to that section of
. . . . i health netlnr
tne city, - , r
under extensive powers conferred by
a law passes vy mn ' ---
li. i M.M.. Rhsnh rescind his
action and established a quarantine
rith a close picket line. .n uuv
lief workers will be Kept oui 01
flood districts until sanitary condi
tions are estaonsnea.
. i . m- kw th. c.la.frinhff in
. .i . i nt.iM Th newlv-threat-
ouirr . -
j .i iatrif.t are t .akin a ex-
treme precautions againsi rams
of the Ohio and other rivers, and per
sons In all danger districts have had
ample warning 01 a rram" '''"
breaking water mark.
Vow Worst Diutr.
New Albany and Evansvflle cltisens
i. .tarniMl at the COS"
were cruiv,..,j ...
.i a i .-n r tv. oi I o and all mov-
l 111 liao v
ables are being carried to places of
certain safety, rour uiuui"b.
reported from Terre Haute, where ine
Wabash Kiver roininura i
i- ..m n hA in areat danger,
CCUIIC8 IB " ' " - . . ,
i...- .11 ltoKl communication Willi
VUl ... .v.. "..
Indiana s worst oanger no
. taaasA that nrav follow the
floods. Government health authorities
r rh nr the ftonnern
Valley from Chicago and Dr. u. J. uoo,
n i .e h VnrlnA riosni-
our60oji-cw v a s
tal. at Chicago, wiin a m"
will aid state ana city uuiurui
l. rmm T.KllTTlwl In 111
11 ater an . i m "
m. it- . V. I .fl.rnnnT, with Warn
ing issuea mat tne wr
used for drinking or looa purposes
1 1 j Cw-MM.tmr aarvlm VU TO-
ICSS UWiiCTi- . v ----
stored on all lines except tnose cui
by washea-ont onages.
HOSIELESS IX PIQTJA
Scores Bellercd Drowned Keport to
PIQCA. O.. March S8. (Via telephone
to Greenville.) Early estlmatea of
death In Piqua dwindled to SO tonight
. - mi..lrB ones believed
ai-.er cuit:b ----- -
to hava been drowned, reported to the
Two hundred and fifty houses are m
i - .i -, uaBi a&oo are homeless.
Th. residence district known as East
Piiiua was devastated and many per-
-.-. yi c- thi hieh levee.
sons lucic, . . r, - - -
which was thought unbreakable,
stayed in their homes until too late to
rw- i .1 . nA AmaA are Albert BecK
er, Mrs. Clarence Dillon. James Glllard,
Isaac Karns. Mrs. Sarah Wolford. Miss
. . Mvne.n xr -m rznr Rchlosaer.
George Sublet. Mrs. Louise PohendorL
BODIES II AXGINXJ OV BRIDGE
FJeven Recovered From Wreckage ol
Homes In Chillicotlie.
CHILLICOTHE. O.. March !S. First
authentic Information regarding the
loss of life shows that IS persons were
drowned. Eleven (bodies have' been
taken from the wreckage of hiTies in
K - !
fVt JCft ' - -s,S!Vf''
ABOVE-HOlSliS I.V IXDIAXAPOLIS SIBROVSDED BY FLOOD WATERS ,OF EAGLE CREEK. BELOW
-WRECK OF ROOT GLASS FACTORY AT TERRE HAUTE.
Economizes Batter, Flour,
Eggs; makes ttie food more
appetizing and wholesome
The only Baking Powder made
from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
relief of the flood sufferers. The El
lensburg Chamber of Commerce has
stationed 87" young woman In a down
town store window ana in a tew umi
this afternoon over tlOO was paid to
her, most of tha money being In small
sums. EUensburg Knlshts Templars
have telegraphed 100 direct to Gover
nor Cox. of Ohio. Ranchers are offer
ing carloads of potatoes and apples.
A Box of Delicious Candy Free With Children' Shoes
the East End, where many railroad
men live. With field glasses seven
more bodies were today discovered
hanging on the Kilgore bridge, three
miles south of here, but It has been
impossible to recover them.
Conditions are much improved. The
light plant has been able to resume
service and the water supply is again
adequate. The estimated damage to
property is $1,000,000. The removal of
wreckage has begun.
WIRE FACILITIES MMITED
Telegraph and Telephone Companies
Pnt Relief Messages First.
NEW YORK. March 28. The Ameri
can Telephone & Telegraph Company
and the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany have found it necessary to issue
the following announcement:
"In the use of the necessarily limited
wire facilities reaching the flooded dis
i.iAi. nf rvnln, anil nl rh horin a states.
due Importance Is being given to pub
lic officials, reiiei bhsouwijuiib, .uv
press and to such urgent messages as
t. a .... H. with rnAARures of relief, be
lieving that thus the public will be
best served until xuriner service cau
nrhiu . v. v.aa n.n no time. In the
past week when the Joint facilities of the
two companies have not arioraea com
munication with the larger cities ano
towns, local conditions nave rpnaerea it
Impossible in many cases to deliver
telegrams or to make local connections
HEROIC RESCUES MADE
OXL-Y FOtrR KNOWN' TO BE DEAD
City Still Half Submerged Several
Buildings Collapse as "Waters
ZANESVILLE, O.. March 28. With
communication being slowly restored.
rumors are rife of loss of life!, but there
are only four known deaths In this
city as a result of the flood. Prac
tlcally all of the Seventh. Eighth and
Ninths Wards and a large portion of
the Second and Tentti Wards still are
under 10 to SO feet of water, and few
boats have dared to brava the current.
About half the entire city Is still sub
Five men successfully crossed the
Muskingum River to Putnam Thurs'
day afternoon and saved 13 lives. They
recrossed the river to- the Zanesville
skle this morning.
The property loss in Zanesville Is es
tlmated at between 86,000,000 and
$8,000,000. Water completely covers the
Y bridge to a depth of IS feet, and it
cannot now be told whether it is still
standing. The Sixth street. Third
street and a portion of the Monroe-
street bridges and two railroad bridges
In the city are washed out, and it Is
said not another bridge remains stand
ing between this city and Marietta.
The city has been endangered by
several fires, which died out of their
own accord, as no flre-flghting ap
paratus could approach the scene of
the conflagrations. The worst of these
fires was at the Old Burl Mule Barns,
where a carload of carbide was stored.
At least 200 homes have floated down
With the receding of the waters sev
eral buildings nave collapsed, includ
Ing the Munson Music Company build
ing. In which too pianos rrora tne more
flooded districts were stored; the In
dianapolis brewing plant and several
Comparatively little looting has been
reported and the city is under strict
M'OAFFRT LEAVES FOR OHIO
The Dalles Man Fears Parents Were
Victims of Dayton Flood.
THE DALLES. Or, March 28. (Spe
claL) Almost frantio because he could
get no news ef relatives In Dayton, O.,
L. M. McCaffry, employe of the O.-W. R.
At X. Railroad Company here, left last
night for the stricken flood district. He
haa a father, mother and several rela
tives at Dayton. Relatives of Mrs. Mc
Caffry also live at Rlverdale, one of the
hardest-bit districts or Dayton.
flOT ALL IN NEED
Analysis of Flood Conditions in
Ohio Is Prepared.
CHILLICOTHE'S PLIGHT BAD
Telephone Company Manager Re
ports That Many Cities Affected
Dy Flood Are Able to Take Care
of Their Own Relief Work.
CHICAGO, March 28. Alonzo Burt.
vice-president of the Chicago Telephone
Company, received by wire tonight the
following analysis of flood conditions
in certain Ohio cities where data were
not available. The analysis was com
piled by K. A. Reed, general manager
of the Central Union Telephone Com
pany at Columbus, where he bas been
directing relief work.
Delaware without light, water and
telephone service. City and country
people who are not affected are re
lieving the local situation, rio outside
help needed at present.
Washington City slightly damaged
and railroad and telephone facilities
somewhat crippled. Sending relief to
Sewark Aiding Zanesville.
Newark Telephone, transportation
and telegraph facilities crippled. Peo
ple able to relieve their own suffer-
ng. Planning to send relief to Zanes
Circleville No suffering that cannot
be relieved locally.
Lancaster No flood conditions re
quiring outside help.
Mansfield Transportation and tele
graph lines crippled and city without
water and light, but this will be re
stored in 21 hours. No outside relief
Sidney Merchants taking care of the
people. Both reservoirs considered
Troy Local people able to take care
of the flood sufferers. Plenty of pro
ChlUIcothe Keeda Money.
Chillicothe Flood conditions bad.
Five thousand persons driven from
their homes and 600 families need as
sistance. Provisions available for one
day. Outside help needed, principally
food. Money probably could be used
mora advantageously than supplies
snipped irom distant points.
Logan and Kelsonville No help
Piqua Need one additional company
of militia east of the river to prevent
looting and to protect property. Sup
plies being forwarded daily from
Greenville. Union City and Winchester.
Ind., on the west and from Urbana on
the east. Well-organized citizens in
charge of relief work.
Fremont Some loss of life and prop
erty, victims taxen car of locally.
Tiffin Suffering being relieved by
local citizens' committee and supplies
oeing sent irom Toledo.
Ottawa Securing relief from Lima.
Lima and Defiance Both cities able
to taKe care of their own conditions.
Shawneetown Calls for Help.
SPRINGFIELD, III., March 28. In
response to an urgent appeal from
citizens of Shawneetown. Gallatin
County, Just below the Junction' of the
Wabash and Ohio rivers. Governor
Dunne directed Adjutant-General Frank
S. Dicks tonight to rush 200 tents,
clothing and a quantity of food to that
place, where many families have been
forced to leave their homes by floods.
Honolulu. Sends $5000 by Cable.
HON'OLULTT. March 28. Five thou
sand dollars for the frood sufferers in
Ohio was cabled from here tonight to
Governor Cox. More money will be
Woodbnrn Response Is Ready.
WOODBUHN, Or March 28. (Spe
clal.) Over $200 was raised here today
within a few hours, of wmca 10 w
telegraphed to the Governor of Ohio
and $75 to the Governor of Indiana.
One carload of onions baa already been
secured and will be sorted and sacked
ready for shipment Sunday. Over 100
sacks of potatoes have already been
delivered and It is thought that four
or five carloads will be secured tor
shipment during the next few days.
Eugene Gives $500.
EUGENE, Or.. March 28. President
L. L, Goodrich, of the Eugene Commer
cial Club, today telegraphed $500 to
the Ohio National Bank of Columbus,
as the first installment of the city's
contribution to the flood sufferers.
Astoria Expects to Raise $1000.
ASTORIA, Or., March 28. (Special.)
In response to a proclamation issued
by Mayor Gray, popular subscriptions
were started here today to raise funds
to aid the flood victims In Ohio and
Indiana. It is expected that not less
than $1000 will be secured.
Moro School to Hold Benefit.
MORO. Or- March 28. (Special.)
Moro High School will give a benefit
entertainment at the Moro opera-tiouse
next week for the Dayton flood suffer
Centralia Responds Readily.
CTENTRALIA. Wash.. March 28. (Spe
cial.) Although a fund for the relief
of flood victims in tne iast was oniy
started in Centralia this morning, By
noon the fund had totaled $100 and was
Roseburg Subscribes $200.
BOSEBURG, Or March 28. (Spe
cial.) The citizens of Roseburg today
responded to the call for assistance for
the flood sufferers of the East and late
tonight about szoo had oeen raisea.
Ellensburg Gives Money and Food.
ELLENSBURG, Wash., March 28.
(Soeclal.) More than $200 has been
subscribed by EUensburg people for
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To be rid of skin eruptions, pimples,
etc., and to quickly clear an Inflamed
complexion or red nose,, use Poslam as
.."itio trmihln Is noted.
If eczema, acne, barber's itch or any
stubborn disease afflicts, cure It with
out extended treatment through the
timely application of Poslam. This per
fect remedy heals the skin under all
conditions more rapiaiy ana move ef
fectively than anything yet devised.
Itching stops at once. Use Poslam now
and prove its merit.
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absolutely pure soap, medicated with
Poslam, is of inestimable benefit to all
whose stm is suDject to erupxionai
troubles. Soothes tender skin: ideal
fnr- habv'R bath.
All druggists sell Poslam (price, 60
cents) and i-osiam coap t pi ice, 4
cents). For free samples, write to the
Emergency Laboratories,. 32 West 25th
Street. New York City.
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129 Tenth, Between Washing' on and Alder
The Line Is Open
Six Daily Trains
Oregon Electric Ry.
OBSERVATION PARLOR OARS ON LIM
ITED TRAINS TO SALEM, ALBANY,
FIRST-OLASS COACHES ON ALL TRAINS
t.i Umlted Local Local Limited ..Owl
siSOaTm. 8:40 a.m. 11:00a.m. 2:25 p.m. t:uu p.m. n..
1-10 am 1010 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 2:06 a.m.
MotS llUlm. 8:05 5.m. 5:30p.m. 7:30p.m. 6:00a.m.
in.Ae. ii.iAa m 2-BDn.m. I!5U p.m. i -o u-m.
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Portland time shown is Jefferson-Street Station; time at North
Bank Station is twenty minutes earlier.
"The Owl" carries a standard sleeper, open to passengers at 9:30
P. M. at North Bank Station.
CITY TICKET OFFICES
Kfth and Stark Sta. 10th and Morrison Sts. 10th and Stark.
Eleventh and Hoyt Streets. Front and J ef f erson Streets.
Try This Machine 1 0 Days
"We are going to put into your
home, for 10 days' trial, absolutely
Try it and . see how electricity
shoulders the burden of washday. In
labor and laundry bills saved. It will
pay for itself in a few months.
The "Grinnell" is simplicity itself.
Just put in the clothes, soap and
water turn the switch that's all.
Washes and wrings at cost of lc per
See this washer in operation in our
window. Leave your name and ad
dress today, and we'll send it home
for FREE TRIAL.