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M13DF0RD, OiWION, IMWAY, AIAKCir 28, 3913.
FLOOD CONDITIONS IMPRgVINGJAPIDLY;
Rnpltlly neccdlnii Waters and Cessa
Iln'n of nalns Mnkc Explorations by
Rescue Parties Poslhlc Weather
Prevents Danger of Pestilence
Ohio nivrr on Rampage anil Cincin
nati Threatened Refugees Housed
CI.UVI2t.ANU. Ohio, .Miirrh 28.
Improved condition ovorywhero
throughout tln flooded districts of
Ohio nml Indiana were reported to
ilny. ltapldly rcci'iltiiK waters nml
n ooMatloi) of ruins made xplra
ttiimt by rescun parties popwlblc, nml
lhi'hi rrvurn that tliu onrly fill
iMnliM of ilciUli In both Ohio nml In
ilUmt wero Krenlly exaggerated.
Iti'Vlnil nml rdimi'rvMtlvii cull
mntort plant the tdtul number of dead
In Ohio an low as (100 nml tho fnlnll
Hhs in Indiana an low ni 100. Many
Columbus ami Indlnnspollu reeuor
rmtnril those figures tis too low, lint
mwi Hut most rsdlrnl estlmatm now
pttirA i ho number of dond under
HiifforliiK from Inrk of wood has
lu-nii ullmlimtcil, nml with clear nml
rohl weather prevailing In both ol
tho Mlrlnki'n lnr, thv danger of
(llilo on Itnmpsur.
Tun Ohio river It on n rampage
In certain sections, hut reports from
Dayton nml Columbus nay condition.
nr grimily Improved, although com
umrrlnl paralysis will prevail for
Ti'li'Krnph nml rnllroail service Is
iloinorulli'il In Ohio, them being no
wire for thn ltaiiMtnlnlon of me,
wigim iixeejit (bono of tin priii awn
elullotm. A similar sltuntlnu pre
tails In Inillntm.
II wn hollovcd hero loilny (lint by
night every refugee In both Imllniui
nml Ohio wnulil bu housed nml fed.
ln)toii I Interne, from I'IoimI,
DAYTON, Ohio, March 2S- -For
(ho flrnt tlmo slum tin flood nil llui
water In off th streets In front of
tho AIkoihiuIu hotel. Thn wntor
rivirhcil tho Hi'cnnd story llin first
Tho downtown section Ik villi
floodud. Tho people rejoiced on tho
flooded street. Thi')' worn glad to
bo nllvo. Tho refugees jukod, Inughcd
nml erlod In turn. They hnil boon
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COI.lTMUl'R, Ohio, March 2S. At
1 o'clock this afternoon Coroner
llonkort estimated that 200 persons
uii't death In tho flooil hero, Res
cuers report that wholn families
worn foil ml deud In some of tho
Oovurnor Cox thin nftcrunaii sent
a apodal mossngo to tho statu logls
lutiiro, HummnilzliiK tho Iorh of Ufa
nml iluuinKO by flooil, lln milil sup
pllrw hml lynched 'uncHVlllo iin-1
Pliitiu; that reports of tho fatulltlcH
hnil boon ovwrnleil anil Hint ovory
city iisklitK for tioopH hnil hcm
Tho slnln Iiiih lalcon ovnr control
of (ho rnllroiiilu and mo iihIiik thoiu
for wllof purposoH,
(lovornor Cox (IiIh nflnrnnmi ro
colvcil tho follinvlm; from Ocori;n
llurbi, IiIh pilvatu Hoi-rolary, who Is
"Thoro will bo no furthur fnlnlltlnii
In Uayton, Tho propriety Inns Ih
much Kii'iilor Hum tho flmt roportii
lndlcat'iul. Hvory Iioiiho In thn flood
ml illtitrlct Is priicllcnlly ruluml unil
clolhlui; Ih lmtlly numlcil,"
II W N
OF DEATH LIST
Dayton Prohahly Lost 200, Columhus
200, Cltllllcothc 50, Tiffin 50,
Drookvllle 50, Hamilton 50 to 200,
Troy 125, Zanesvlllc Unknown
No More Deaths In Dayton Govern
ment Uslnn Every Resource to Etem
Wave of Death and Ruin
rOI.I'Mlll'H, ()., Mnrch 'JH. Willi
tin1 hi en toot tiiirorlniiitlly -t ill pro
viiiliiiK tn o the lU'tmil iiuinlirr lio
hnvc prriKlKil in llin diMislrouM
DooiIh in Ohio nml Indiana, it linn be
mum' it prnclii'nl rirtninty Hint fours
Hint tho ilonlli lit would run into the
llioiiMimls wore ill-founded. Ho fnr
iin nil he itiuint'il nml nny csll
uiiiln is a mrrr hiiphk llir totnl ilrnif
probably will not oxcird ciylit linn
In D.iytou, Ohio, the jrriito)t Mif.
fcrcr it In now' lirlirvnl not morr
limn two liuiidii'd nnmi'N will nppcnr
in lln fatal list. ColumliUN, Ohio,
pnilmbl.v ill mill two hundred; Chit
licollie filly, ifml Tiffin fifty. Hrook
ville, Intl., may linvo fifty, llmnillon,
Ohio, nuiy liuvi from fifty In Iwo
liiimlrril, Tmy. Ohio, is nnii to mn
rjr, nnoMiltr, Ohio, hnx liccn linril
hit but it is Nolnfiil nml llm fntnliliiH
nro Htill uuknonn.
UsthimiiN Mrro iirsi.
In it Monro of oilier oilirn and (owiih
there linvo been deaths from flooil nml
fin' but till ntlitiiplN to oHliiunlo tliro
iiiiihI fur tile pieseul bo futile.
"Tlieio mil be no mure ilcnllit in
I lay Ion," turn I ho tvolooiiio uiosnj;o
from hiri M'i'ii'Inry uliieli Huh nfler
nnoii lenelied flovrnior Vox in Colum
bus nml from nil over the stricken re
gion reports liontly nrrito Hint Iho
MitiMiluii; wnlers arc nl lns nllnwuitf
Hio fronicil offoilN of roiouofH to
loll in tho lixlit for liummuty nKaiiiht
Hio deadly blows of flooil nml firo.
TIiioui:Iioii( (be whofe region strick
en by tho ilihiixlor, tho United Slnlort
oxornincnt nml the tdate pivorucmnU
n ro tisiii ovory losourco o stout llio
wave of ilonlli nml ruin. Most of tho
suffororN i-olnleil )y wntcr tlirouch
out tho ri'Kioii will bo roMoiuil nml
most of them foil by nicjit. Kail
roads lutvo hei'ii lukcn rliarK'e of for
tho work of rrsouo nml tolcKrnpli nml
telephone wire mo lioinj usoil solely
In niil tho Hiifforors nml to carry tho
proHH (lespnlolios which help llio world
to realire (lie oulumity nml to hasten
In thn work of rosnue.
l'looil liio nt Kvn list llio.
Ivtmisvillo wiir warned Hint (lie
Wnhnsh rivor flooiln linvo passcsl
Torro llnulo, Iml., nml nro cxivctoil
thoro tonight. HoiiIh nro fust re
moviui' inhabitants of tho oily in
places of safety. Kuonnoim tlnmuKo
ih expected hut it Ik not believed nny
fatalities will result.
TRAGIC STORIES OF FLOOD VICTIMS
CI.HVKI.AND, Ohio, March 2S.
TiukIo stories of tho sufferings on
d ii rod by Columbus flood victims'
worn told bora today b rofiifios.
Statu HeprcHontatlves Klrltputrlck
and Coopor worn among tho arrlvnlu,
both hiriooIur that tho reports of
fatalities lutvo boon Rrontly exagger
ated, "A bIhrIo hrhlKo," Bald Klrkpnt
rlclc, "remnltiH atandliiK In Columbus.
Tho rcscuo work thoro, however, has
boon Hystomatlxcd nnd muroouod
pornons nro lining carried to R.tfoly.
"Last nlglit-l snw it mother nnd
sovun children, tho oldest of whom
wiih but 1 1 yours, ' rescued. Thoy
worn faint front oxposura nnd lack
or food. Tho husband uml futlior
"At ono of tho moving plcturo
hIiowh Wodnosdny whuu tho rcol
iitoppod, Bomo ono shoutod that
ACCU8ED OF $300,000 FRAUDS
Philip Musicn, eldc-l son of An
tonio MiiMoa, Hie head of llio l'nil.l
Stnto llnir ooinpuny of New York,
won caught nt Now Orleans with
other niemherH of llio family on their
way to Honduras with about $100,.
000. Tho fntmls of tho Musicim, for
hioh lliey hnto been indieled in Now
York, nro believed to icnoh nt least
.f:illO,fino, petlinie tico Hint Num.
DOOMED TO DEFEAT
fiAttlAMKNTO, Col.. .Mnrch 28.
An inootnpletc rnnvnsA of Imtlf linuse
of Hio legislature today indicated Hint
Hio proposed nti-jriroflltt bill will
notcr tvnoh Hio ootcrnnr. If tho
otunploxlon of the IcRiKliittiro rrmntUM
iiui'linnctil, tho following can bo snfo
ly prodicloil iin llio oourso tho pro
posed legislation will tnke:
Auti-fiKht hills trill bo rejsirted out
of committee in both houses, with ro
commendation Hint they do pnss.
The assembly will vote iiKinnst llio
lull by n liberal majority. The vote
ull bo close in Hio senate.
BUSGH, THE BREWER,
ST. 1.0U18, Mo., Mnrch 2S. Tele
crvtphlni: front Pasadenu, Cat.,
Adolphuti Uuvch, ami of tho owners
of n blR browory hero, Instructed his
firm to contribute IU5.O0O for tbu
relief of flood victims In Ohio uml
Indiana. Hunch nlso wired tho Na
tional Hod Cross to draw on his firm
for Hint amount at once.
ANGLING FOR CORPSES
WITH GRAPPLING HOOKS
rOI.l'Mlll'S, O., Mnroh 28. The
polioo of Cirolovillo, 2.1 miles south
of hero, telephoned Ibis nftcninon
Hint corpses uro flouting about ott tho
river thorn nml Hint men with crnp-
plinjf hooks linvo recovered sevontl.
it btorago dam had broken, When I
reached thn street I saw people
everywhere, boiuo half dressed ami
Bomo carrylnR bird cngos nnd vt
dogs, Ono saloonkcopor dashed from
his plnco of business with n cash
leglntcr In Ills amies. Ho novor
stopped until ho reached the top
most point of tho capltol dome.
"When tho flood started tho wator
cumn no fast thnt men starting to
glvo tho itlnrm failed to reach tho
bridges on tho west sldo before thoy
woro swept away,
"I saw a strootcnr swept from a
bridge, falling against a, building.
Tho passengers clambered tip to tho
wlndowH of tho building nnd es
caped." O, K. Harton, another refugee,
said ho saw seven persons who had
been swept Into a tree top slowly
succumb to tho cold yesterday nnd
drop Into, tho water, i
LOSS OF LIFE
NOT TO EXCEED
Sections of City Supposed to Have
Longest List ef Fatalities Almost
Free of Them Famine General
Throughout City, Being Remedied
Indiana Escapes With Slight Loss of
Life but Heavy Property Damage
Indianapolis Has No Deaths
DAYTON, Ohio, Mnrch 27. The
Iciiil by flood nml, tiro in Dayton will
not oxo.il thrro liumlml jK-rsonw.
This Mfnlcinont is linsod on nn investi-
ntiiui which covered all part of the
Those dislricU which hail been ci
pocled to show Hie largest roll of
ilcnths linto been found nlmot fret
from fatalities. Reports, however,
nn still awaited fnnu North Dnylon,
nnd llixerdale, whore the levees uro
supjKmcil to have broken.
The first men to penetrate these
regions report Hint there linvo not
boon more tlinn ten dentin in North
Dayton ami but few in Hlvenlnle. The
flood is rcocilinj- quickly jnrl it Ls ex
pirleil thnt mnny dfiid will he recov
ered by mjjhtfnll. j
Famine is geiiorfll (lirouliout the
oily, but this oomlitou, too is htinj;
rapidly rrnuilieil, qotj.- Hint HiefnllinK
wntorn teniiu Inurslt to tho blrickeii
INDIANAPOLIS, Iml., March 28.
Knooiintgini Ileports from floodiwrpt
Indiana was received hero today, al
though it will bo months before nor
mal conditions nro restored. Actual
information Ik tncLini; but it is be
lieved that relief lias reached flood
cofferers in Noll hern ami Central
('ooinumioation was partially ro
stored today with Peril. Its- chief of
jiolice said the situation there had
boon prenlly exaggerated and the fa
talities; would not exceed fifty.
IVanklin county wns hard hit, cs
ivoinlly tho town of Hrookville, hut
it is not believed tho dentb list in the
country will exceed fifty.
The most discouraging reiwtrtu
today onme fmm the lower end of
the Wnhnsh titer. It wns retried
tho flood crest hnd just reached this
section mid the trouble there wits just
ProiHM-ty toss 9.10,000,1)00.
More than two thousand refugees
nro being enrod for hero and boats
tire scouring West Indianii)vlis and
llrond Hippie for marooned sufferers.
Heorts of ciionuous loss of life in
West Indinnnpolis could not ho con
finned, tho police estimating tho fit
tulitlcs at not more (linn ten.
Tliu projH'rly loss throughout tho
slnto may reach $r0,000,000.
Tlionuigh search of the houses in
West Indinnnpolis today failed to re
veal a single death. The river is
nenrly nt its normal depth. Humors
of heavily fatalities here arc all dis
sipated here today.
SALEM, Or., March 28. J. A.
Churchill, for 20 years superintend
ent of llio city schools nt llaker, Or.,
wns appointed today by Governor
West to succcced L. R. Aldorninn as
stnlo superintendent of schools. Al
derman, who bus accepted the super
inlemlenoy of llio Portland oily
schools will remain in office until
FIFTEEN CORPSES RECOVERED
AT BR00KVILLE, INDIANA
CONNKItRVILLE, Iml., Mnroh 28.
Telephone tnessnges from Hrook
ville, 1ml., say (lint 15 corpses buvo
beou recovered .there.
I HUNTINGTON WILSON
Iluntiii",lot) Wilson, assistant ;.eoi
rclnry of state, who wm prominent in
the forcipt affairs of the joern
tnent during the four years of Hie
Taft administration, has hastened
his depnrture I mm the state depart
COLUMUl'S, Ohio. Mnrch 2S. -A
frightful story of conditions In
Xancsvllla was reported to Govornor
Cox this afternoon by 8. K. Mitchell,
superintendent or the Ohio Electric
Hallway company of Zanesvllio.
Mitchell climbed a telephone polo
four miles west of Zanesvllio and,
attaching nn Instrument to the wlr,
telephoned tho following message:
"Wo havo only enough food to
supply Zanesvllln for 24 hours.
"Fatalltlen n tho seventh and
eighth wards have been heavy.
"Tho city west or Main street Is
under wator. extending back three
niliea from tho National road.
"rTvo hundred porsons from Put
nam who are penned In tho fair
grounds are starving. Quick action
SEVENTEEN LOST LIFE
CHILLirOTUK. Oiiio, Mnrch 2S.
Seventeen nre known to be dead hero
ns a result of the floods. Nine of
these nre identified. Threo fourths
of the city wns flooded Tuesday. A
famine is threatened.
FUED LEADERS DIE
RICHMOND, Va March 3S.
Overwhelmed at last after a century
of mountain feudal tyranny, tbo
power of tho Allen gang was forever
put to an cud today whoa Floyd and
Claude Allon, father and son, died
In tho electric chair for the quintuple
murder In tho Ulllsvlllo courthouse
March U, 1912. Just a year and a,
fortnight after their desporata ef
fort to avongo tho conviction of a
kinsman by a mere court, (hoy en
tered tho death chamber after all
avenues or posslblo reprlevo had
boon barred against them.
When a Jury foreman tremblingly
announced a verdict or guilty ngainst
Victor Allen on a chargo of perjury
in a ntoonshinlng cbbo, tho rage or
tho patriarch of tho clan vented It
boU In a pistol volley, In which other
members or tho family Joined, Judgo
Thomas I,. Masslo, Commonwealth
Attorney Thornton I Foator and
Sheriff Low Webb were carried from
JY,or" how Wol,u
u' courtroom dead
or dying, Juror
EXAGGERATED IN EARLY REPORTS
Georurt Porter Representing the Coun-
cllmen Requests City Ailorrwy
Boggs te Tender His Resignation on
Boggs Refuses to Resign and Council
Will Remove Him at Its Next Ses
sionSix Solid Now
O. Carter Hoggs will be removed as
ejiy attorney nt the next regular ses
sinn of the city council to he held
next Tuesday evening. April 1. The
"solid six" not the "n,u four," hnv
so decided and will so vote.
Hepresenting tho council, George
Porter, councilman from Hie first
word, called upon the city attorney
this morning and requested him to
tender his resignation. Itoggs abso
lutely refused to accede to this re
quest nnd so forces the council to re
move him. nomrs declares thnt he
intends to put the coiineilmcn indi
vidually on record as regards the
George II. .Millar case, nnd for this
purpose is said to have refused to re
sign. As the coiineilmen arc prac
tically unanimous in their denuncia
tion of the "trinl," Hoggs' declaration
ns to putting them on record is not
viewed with any alarm.
Council a Uttlt. It"-- "V
The members of the eitv muiimI
declare that Hiey believe City Attor
ney Hoggs removal is demanded for
the welfare of the city. They hold
him responsible for the turmoil which
has existed since tho new administra
tion took office and declare that if
it was not for his notation nnd in
fluence thnt they could get nlong with
Mayor Kifert without any jangle or
discord. They ohnrge him with using
his office for iwditienl persecutions.
"I view the matter in this light,"
stnted Councilman Porter today.
"The people showed at the recent
election what they thought of the
change in appointive offices nnd of
the ehnrges ngainst Mr. Millar. The
people are the supremo court in af
fairs of this kind nnd I certainly will
obey their mandates. I believe thnt
Mr. Hoggs is responsible for this dis
eonl nml that ho should go for the
best interests of the city.
"In the future I believe there will
he no further split. votes on appoint
ments. We can and will get togethor,
but a new oily attorney must bo sc
Members of the city council stnto
they have no particular attorney in
view to fill tho office of city attor
ney. The mayor will not bo hampered
in chnsiiig nn nltomoy to take the
place of Boggs.
The chief change directed by the
coiineilmen at Mr. Hoggs is to the ef
fect that Roggs used his office fo
political persecution in the Millar
Fowlor and Miss Elizabeth Ayres,
stenographer, died later from
When tho great needle had swung
slowly backward for tho last time
today nnd the current was shut off
after dealing death to tho "patriarch
of tho Allen clan" and his son, Jus
Hco had triumphed over a contury
of rulo by a family whoso power
dated back for generations and
which took unto Itself tho dominion
over life and death, Tlmo and again
tho Aliens havo dofled tho law and
ns their power grow they became
mora Insolent. It was their boast
that nouo or their breed should know
any law save God's and tholr own.
So when a Jury found Victor Allen
guilty tho clan made good Its boast.
There was a Hash of steel, a volley
nnd when tho shrloklng spectators
who had tied crlngod back again
they round Judgo Masslo dying, Sher
iff Wobb (load and Prosecuting At
torney Foster mortally wounded.
IT'S HARD TO DIE
TRIES 44 TIMES
When Dynamite Falls Man Bileved to
Be Demented Drives Tw Frew
Reem and Hacks Howlf Over
Head With Ax and Knife
Forty-three Gashes Are InfHcterf
While Brothers Leek m Afraid te
Interfere With Crazed Man
That it is indeed hard to die eren
when a man wants to, Is the belief of
Chris Swanson today following many
attempts by fiim within 24 hours to
kill bimseir. The first time ho tiled
dynnmito and then he attempted
to bent out his own brains
wilh nn nx ns well as cut his throat
with n knife. In spite of the two
attempts Chris will recover, nenrding
to Dr. K. R. Sccly who is attending
Swunson attempted Thursday
morning to blow himself up with dy
namite. It was believed thnt this wns.
an accident until early today when he
arose from bis bed, chased his two
brothers out of the room, secured nn
nx and a knife and attacked himself.
Tho knife wns employed first hut ns
it was dull he used the nx to cut
himself over the head while his broth
ers watched him powerless to feter-
fere. He cut his scalp in -13 places.
Finally ho grew tired 'of, slushing,
threw tho ax away anaretMrBcd to
his bed. His scalp wns cut to ivuln.
Dr. Secly was hurriedly summoned
and dressed tho wounds. Tho bed
wns literally soaked with blood.
Dr. Seely attempted to bring Swan
son to the hospital hut ho absolutely
refused to come. He premised to be.
DAYTON, Ohio, March 2S. At 2
o'clock this afternoon 22 bodies lay
In tho general morgue here. Identi
fication of the corpses ls proceeding
Water Is being pumped out of tho
basement of tho Algonquin hotel
this afternoon to repair whatever
damage may havo been done to thi
Algonquin's artesian well, so as to
get a supply or water for protection
in tho evont of fire. Another arte
sian plant will be In operation before
When the city authorities h.t.l
tlmo to look around today it wn
officially announced that tho tire
losses to the city were slight except
along Third Btreet between Jefferson
and S,t. Clair avenues. There Mm
Dayton gas light company's building
and rows of three story houses were
burned, Tho only other fires of
note wore at the Troy-Pearl laundry
plant and some small apartment
houses on the west stdo ot tho city.
Not a single municipal building,
theater or club or church was de
CINCINNATI, Ohio., March 28.
With tho river horo recording 03 P-10
root of water, thirteen feet over tho
dnngorlino, mid still rtaiug, Cincin
nati today faces a serious flood. Ifosi-
denls in tho lowlying districts uro
fleeing to higher ground.
Six bodies which had flonled from
Miami were recovered at oYnlce, near
No nun fell hero, today and none
is reported ut Dnytou. t