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THE MORXLNG OREGOXIAX. THUESDAT. APRILi 3, 1913.
OHIO FLOOD AREA
RENEWS AIO CALL
PHOTOGEAPHS FBOM FLOOD-STRICKEN CITIES IN OHIO.
SECTION OF LEVEE
CARRIES 36 AWAY
Only Three Days More to Buy
Innovation Trunks at a Reduction
"The Best Trunk in the World"
cTMercKandisa of cJ Merit Only"
Portland Springs Quickly to
Lend Additional Assistance
Launch Chases 10-Foot-Wide
Strip Swept Down Miss
. issippi Current.
FOOD IS BADLY NEEDED
Chamber of Commerce Crgei Oregon
Towns to Route Supplier Direct.
Situation in Dajton Appall
Ins, Say Messages.
Urent appeals from the officials who
are carina- (or the sufferers In flood
stricken Ohio caused the Chamber of
Commerce committee In charge of ths
local relief (una to meet In called ses
sion yeterday and order thst 12000
be sent st once to James M. Cox. Gov
ernor of Ohio.
From several sources came messages
yesterday calling (or help for the flood
victims st Dayton. The committee has
become convinced that the situation
there is In growing need of help and
is renewing Its supplications to the
cltixens of Oregon fur cash and food.
Dayton's entire population. It Is re
ported, has to be (ed by the relief
committee. Kven those people who
were not in the path of the flood are
In need of food, as most of the grocery
stores have b?en ruined and the sup
plies from the outside are slow
iDmlnc In. All the (od that can be
fent (rom the otitide is needed. Two
complete trainloads were ma1e op In
Portland last week of supplies con
tributed by neighboring communities.
Thee car.i now are on the way. They
should arrive in the stricken com
munlties some time thin week in suffl
ient time t- be of effective service,
ntreet RoatlaaT Advised.
The t hamher or Commerce com
mitieo yesterday requested the relle
commutes in the cities and towns out.
Mde of Portland not to send supplies to
the Chamber o( Commerce here, but to
route" them to their destination direct.
This will rave a whole lot of time and
will prevent much confusion. Owln
to the (act that many consignments ni
fowl and clothing intende! (or flood
victims have been addressed in care
of the local chamber, the local railroad
have been required to handle these
shipments several times. The offer of
the railroads to carry supplies for the
flood victims without charge Is still
in effect. All shipments, therefore.
should be made to the cities for which
thev are Intended.
The seriousness of the situation
Dayton was reflected in the following
message received by Mayor Hushligh
yesterday from John II. Patterson.
president of the National Cash Register
Company, and chairman of the Dayton
cltixens' relief committee:
"Situation In Dayton appalling
Financial help urgently needed at one
to feed and clothe and re-establish our
people In their homes. Thousands of
homes have been entirely destroyed.
Sanitary problem very serious and In
volves great expense. We are compelled
to feed the entire population, as the
supplies of our local grocers are prac
ticallv exhausted. Send remittances to
VV. F. Itlppus. secretary-treasurer Day
ton Cltixens Helief Committee."
The district office of the National
Cash Register Company In Portland re
reived a simitar message from W. F.
Bippus. secretary-treasurer of the relief
committee, who also Is a treasurer of
the company. The telegram also urged
that all the agencies in the Northwest
be Instructed, through the Portland of
flee, to urge commercial bodies In this
part of the country to send food and
money to Dayton.
Cash to Date Sets azUMMX
Actinz on the advices received last
week the local office of the National
Cash Register Company sent 9100 to the
Dayton relief committee. The money
was collected from the employes In the
Portland headquarters. They are pre
paring now to collect further funds.
Cash contributions collected In Port
land and various Oregon cities that
have sent their subscriptions to the
Chamber of Commerce now aggregax
more than 122.300. Yesterday's receipts
at the chamber of Commerce were:
lTvliulj acknowledged . ,$I2.SS.3.
i'luns of I'cniiletoa. .
Klrt f-ARcresarior.al I'hurch
tViumhi Supply CotnpADjr..
Portland 'hplr American Batik-
A. s. Festtr, bittldr. Or
hunrtav School Association of Pilot
nrtsftani Ftapllst Chuivk. .....
Mu'tnomah. Kuli "st'ts box"....
'cl'.O z. JnM'vn
J. 11. Lavi. thanks. Or.
II. J. Lath.v
William I' Curl), Ma. er. Or....
T. A. Harrer
II- i stabler..
I'htMren ol District No. to school.
Clark County, Wash............
With the IJnOO sent to Ohio yester
day the Chamber of Commerce com
mittee now has sent an aggregate of
13500 to OMo and Indiana J.'.OOO pre.
vloualy having gone to Ohio and tJOOO
Other 9eetloaa May .Need Aid.
On account of the probable need for
funds along the Ohio and Mississippi
river valleys tne committee has de
termined to withhold expenditure of
the remaining funds for a day. The
balance on hand now is 13915. If It Is
not needed around Cairo. 11L. or vicin
ity it wll be added to the Ohio relief
fund. Definite advices on the situation
there should be forthcoming today.
Accompanying the remittance yester
day went the following telegram,
signed by A. H. Averlll, president of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce and
chairman of the local relief committee:
"Portland Chamber of Commerce
telegraphing K000 tonight to you. We
received urgent call from Dayton, but
our committee decided to send this ad
ditional subscription to be sent to what
point you deem best. Would like to
have additional information regarding
necessity and directions for forwarding
supplies or funds."
Much additional money Is being sent
thrcuhg various other sources. The to
tal collections of the Ohio societies now
are approximately $5100. The members
of the Elks' Women's Card Club, at
their regular meeting yesterday voted
tin to the fund.
t'harehea and Lodges Ala.
The aggregate sent by the churches
direct to the flood-stricken districts is
about 1000. Various lodges and organ
isations have sent an aggregate of ap
proximately .igi)0 more.
A carload of salmon, potatoes and
flour, valued at more than $2000. was
loaded at Kelso, Wash., yesterday
Final word has been received by
William and Irma Copley, at 143U
F.leventh street, that it was their uncle.
Charles F. Copley, of Omaha. Neb., who
was killed during the recent tornado in
Among the first telegrams to reach
this city from Uie flooded district was
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one rerrlved by Mrs. f. I. Estabrook.
14JS Eleventh street, stating her re
lations and homo escaped the flood.
Her many friends here will be pleased
to hear this. Mrs. Estabrook left im
mediately for Dayton.
INDIANA PLEADS IXJK KELIET
IndianajHili-, Trrre Haute, Peru and
Ixgaiisiiort in Crying Need.
INDIANAPOLIS. April '2. Hundreds
of thousands of dollars are needed to
relieve suffering among the flood ref
ugees in Indianapolis, according to the
report of the general relief committee
made nubile late today. Three thou
sand families have lost all or part of
their house furnishings and an average
f at least ?10v will be required zor
each family, the committee reported.
Hundreds of men are needed to clear
wav the filth left by the flood.
Plana for raising money, to oe made
available immediately to the sufferers.
were discussed, and it .was decided to
start popular subscriptions and desig
nate places (or receiving contributions.
V are not guessing at tnese statis
tics." said Joseph C. Schaf. one or tne
Investigators of the committee. rne
flood victims are helpless. They need
money and need it Immediately. The
men are trying to hold their Jobs and
let the women clean up the homes. The
latter is a disheartening task lor
which many women are not pnysicany
fitted. Give them money immediately
so they can discard their water-soaked
belongings. That wiu give mem a new
Terre Haute sent a committee ass.-
tng that sTS.000 be appropriated to
help rebuild the houses devastated by
the tornado, which preceded the floods.
Peru and lgansport also asaea
DAYTON'S KECOXSTRCCTIOX CP
Patterson Lays Proposed Plan Be
fore Governor Cox.
DATTON. O.. April I. Accompanied
by members of the Ohio flood relief
committee. Governor James r. cox en
tered his home city tonight Tor the first
time since the flood. Joro H. Patter
son. Of tnis city, wno was prominent
in the relief and rescue work, and who
Is a member of the committee, ex
plained to the Governor and members
the committee, nis pian tor tne re
habilitation of this and other flood-
tricken cities. The plan calls for aid
roin the feaersi uovernmenu tne
tate. the municipalities, counties and
Amonn tne suggestions maae to tne
committee by Mr. Patterson were tnat
the course of the Miami River through
Dayton be changed, and that an
amendment be made to the State Con
stitution reducing the tax upon munici
HOOD RIVER DONATION'S SENT
(a?li and ProvlMons Contributed to
Ohio Storm Sufferers.
HOOD RIVER, Or.. April 3. tSpe
clal.) One car of provisions for the
Ohio storm sufferers left the Hood
River Valley yesterday and another
will leave tomorrow. The first car was
brought front Parkdale over the Mount
Hood Railroad Company's line and con
sisted of canned goods and potatoes
donated by the Upper Valley Tanchers.
The second - car is being filled with
apples, potatoes and canned stuffs from
the Lower Valley ranchers and busi
nessmen of the city.
Many are sending small packages of
provisions by express, the American
Express Company carrying them gratis.
A cash subscription of more than $100
has been forwarded by the Commercial
Club to Colonel Miller, who has charge
of the general relief depot at Columbus.
Doty Contributes 9119 to Fund.
DOTT. Wash.. April 2. (Special.) A
subscription list circulated In the town
of Doty, for the relief of Ohio flood
victims netted $119. The population is
approximately 800. The money was
sent to the Portland Chamber of Com
WORTH S3. 93
VOR $1C 7,500.
Eighty Recovered at Columbus.
COLUMBUS. Ohio. April i. The total
number of bodies recovered in the West
Side left by the receding floods In the
Scioto river had climbed tonight to gu,
according to official morgue records.
Coroner Benkert said that he estimated
that 12a bodies would be recovered.
Are popular at Gearhart "By-the-
Sea." Hotel and Natatorlum always
open. Golf links at your disposal. In
formation at 1001 Fourth street.
CARD OF THANKS.
I take this means to express my sin
cere gratitude for the kindness and
helpfulness shown us by friends and
acquaintances, including officers and
members of Oregon Rose camp. Koyai
Neighbors of America, during the ill
ness and burial of our beloved wife
A. K- HOLM rJB An LJ miiil)Bt.N,
roustartinople has vr
Uanta aod no sewers-
a million inhab-
Netv York Fire Department Takes
Out 134 Policies to Demon
strate Law's Defects.
ALBANY, X. Y., April I. Two small
pictures, an oil stove and other house
hold furniture, all told worth $3.95,
were shown to members of the legis
lative committee on insurance tonight
by Fire Commissioner Johnson of New
York, as the best proof of the necessity
of passing a law to require a previous
inspection of property and a sworn
statement of the applicant before a fire
Insurance policy could be issued.
Using the same methods as the "fire
bugs" of the so-called "arson trust,"
Commissioner Johnson explained that
the New York fire department had been
able to insure the property valued at
$3.95 for a total of $127,500 by taking
out 135 policies.
Commissioner Johnson said he had
had the greatest difficulty in convinc
ing the people of the existence of the
"arson trust" until he resorted to the
methods used by the "firebugs."
Mr. Johnson declared that foreign
countries had no arson cases "because
they do merely , the simple things we
require In this bill."
GAYNOR'S UKASE FOUGHT
Broadway Cafe Men Te'.: Whitman
of ''Protection" Payments.
NEW YORK, April 2. Disgruntled
restaurant proprietors of the Great
Wrhtte Way flocked to District Attorney
Whitman's office today to protest
against Mayor Gaynor's 1 o'clock clos
ing ukase and to pour into Mr. Whit
man's ear tales of money paid for all
night licenses and police protection.
Mr. Whitman is investigating the
According to some of the proprietors,
from $500 to $5000, depending -on the
size and Importance of the place, had
been paid to collectors for their serv
ices for the work of securing all-night
licenses. One man complained that his
license was revoked twice in one week
and that he had to pay a collector twice
to nave it renewed.
GALE LASHES OHIO RIVER
High "Wind Makes Tossing Sea of
Angry Stream Peril at Padncah
Grows Hourly Shawneetovra
Is Two-Thirds Gone.
CAIRO, 111.. April 2. The highest
stage of the Ohio River ever recorded
here was . reached tonight when the
river gauge showed 54.4 feet. This
exceeds - the former high -water mark
by .S of a foot. The river is still ris
ing and the town Is In a state of ex
pectancy never before experienced here.
Reports of flood damage in other
cities were received here nearly every
hour. One of the most thrilling stories
to reach here tonight was brought by
Captain S. A. Martaln and Captain H.
A. Jamieson, of the Sixth Regiment,
Missouri National Guard. They had
been rescued In a launch from a section
of the levee which had broken away
at Bird Point. Mo., Just below here.
They declared 36 of their men were
on a section of the levee 200 yards
long and 10 feet wide, which wa
floating down the Mississippi.
Steam Lanark Gives Cbase.
Commander McMunn. of the Illinois
Naval Reserves at once secured &
steam launch and set out to rescue
the Missouri soldiers. There Is a
swift current in the Mississippi and
fears were expressed for the 'safety
of the soldiers. The Sixth Missouri
Regiment was on duty at Birds Point,
which has been threatened by flood
waters for several days.
Army troops with boats and barges
are en route to Cairo, and on account
of the danger at Mound City a squad
of naval reserves was sent there in
a cutter tonigrht. Should the levee
break Cairo will be signalled by col
Many persons are destitute at
O'Brien's landing-. Rescue parties have
not been heard from.
Shawneetown is practically wiped off
the map. More than 200 of the 300 in
habitants have fled.
Troops have gone to Meredosia to
protect the levee, where the water is
within four inches of the top and fam
ilies are fleeing".
Many buildings in Louisville, Ky are
in danger of collapsing as flood recedes
slowly. Other Kentucky towns report
rising waters at Owensboro, Henderson
Paducah Situation Grave.
The situation at Paducah, Ky is
growing worse hourly. The first floors
of every wholesale and retail Btore are
flooded. Small shacks have been erected
on safe land to house refugees. The
river rose a foot and a half tonight.
It is now 52.2 feet with four feet more
predicted. Troops seized power boat
and started barges for Cairo. Rations
are available for 10,000 for 10 days.
Brookport and Smithrleld are in peril
and cut off from the outside world.
All that is left tonight of Shawnee
town is the few substantial brick and
stone buildings behind the main levee,
and they are considered unsafe. Fewer
than 100 persons remained in the town,
which formerly had 300 inhabitants.
Those remaining are perched in the
second and third stories of Main-street
buildings. A strong wind this morn
ing completed the destruction begun by
the opening of the south levee yes
River Becomes Tossing Sea.
The 45-mlle-an-hour gale lashed the
broad Ohio into a rolling, tossing sea,
until breakers dashed over the already
submerged levees. Between the churn
ing waters and the southwest gales,
frame buildings fell to pieces and the
more substantial structures were
During the six-hour wind storm the
big yawls of the Naval Reserve re
moved from the second stories of homes
previously considered above flood wa
ter dozens of families who had be
lieved themselves safe. Three million
dollars is a conservative estimate of
RIVER IX MONTANA RAGING
Residents at Glendine Flee and
Ranchers Are Marooned.
GUENDIVE. Mont.. April 2. As a re
sult of the rapidly rising of the Yellow
stoneRiver here, many families living
n the lower parts of the city have left
their homes. Chtrles Krug, a wealthy
stockman of this city, is marooned at
lis ranch 13 miles from here with
water up to the second story of tho
bouse and flowing so swiftly there is
ittle hope of rescue. Word also has
been received that Joseph Devltt. a
rancher and several others are ma
rooned near the town of Savage on an
sland that is rapidly being inundated.
Worried by a Hading Congh Bat
Hbs. Charlxs Woods.
"About two years ago I took a severe cold
that settled on my lanes and for several
months I was annoyed day and night with a
dreadful dry hacking cough. I lost weight
md became very much debilitated, was run
down in health and worried constantly for
fear I was coin? into consumption. After
taking a number of different cough medi
cines without relief, I saw Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy advertised and got a bottle
of it. It had a soothing effect from the first.
It loosened my cough and I steadily grew
better nntil it disappeared altogether,"
writes Mrs. Charles Woods, Liverpool, N.
Y. Many rery remarkable cures of persis
tent and annoying coughs hare been effected
by this remedy. j
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