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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 9. NO.
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ft ID MAIMED BY
pl THOUSANDS IN WAKE
1 ,A :
Cities Are Swept From the' Face, of The
Earth in the Twinkle q?
Killing Thousands Who
n Calamity-:Ffre ldds"tb1loiTo1f of Situation
Indianavows, lnd., Mar qj
27. The situation in this city is
rapidly growing worse a n d the
giineral danger is imminent. Mar
tial law has been declared and the
citizens called out to help protect
The bridge over the river gave
wav;, this morning and ten cars
went down as it collapsed.
There is a general shortage "of
food, felt particularly on the west
sfde. which is cut off from commu
nication with the rest of Indiana
polis. The poor quarter is the
wprst hit, the suffering there be
ing 'severe already, with fears for
the future felt on all sides.
The suffering of the people is
frightful. Many of them are able
to get no shelter whatever i n
houses and are passing their days
and nights in boats, food a n d
medical aid are badly needed. One
of the pathetic things is that many
babies have been born as the
mothers floated in boats.
The streets are full of floating
bodies and only the cold has pre
vented a nauseating and dangerous
situation. Even as it is pestilence
nrfprs of assistance are coming
to n.ivton from all parts of the
One of the great needs is tor
dynamite to fight the flames which
are now rushing from building to
building in the thickly settled sec
tions of the citv.
So great is the number of dead
that all previous estimates are be
lieved to have fallen short and the
number is now uncertain. The list
is growing hourly. Many of tjie
rescuers have been drowned, some
of the tragedies being of the most
There have been several cases of
overloaded boats sinking beneath
the flooded waters
Columbus, Ohio, March 27'.
Governor Cox has proclaimed a
general cessation of public busi
ness for ten days in this state be
cause of the necessity for action
in checking further disaster and in
relieving the flood victums.
i),. .r.mi siv hundred and a
Imve been killed in and
lituti - -
near this city. ,
Ohio. March 27. In
f t1u heroic efforts of the
firr. ilenartment. aided by hundreds
of volunteers, the fire t h aU is
sweeping over the sections the
i a tearoom mmi mw
ah lye',; Maiming, And
Had no' .Warning of the
city not yet under water is still
burning. This morning 1 t was
fanned to new life.
The breaking of the great Lewis
ton dam above the city is imminent
ashvreckace has piled up .in the
dam and the water is backing up
for miles. Should the dam give
way, the damage would be even
greater than that of last Tuesday
when the floods first tore through
A heavy fall of snow is adding
to the horrors of the situation.
The entire downtown section of
the citv seems doomed. The water
is ten to twenty feet deep. All the
smaller shoos and factories are
under water. Many mercantile
stocks are entire losses and even
the buildings are badly damaged,
frame structures sultenng severely
Martial law was declared early
and citizens' committees are assist
intr in natrolling the streets as
well as in the relief work.
Surgeon-General Rupert Blue
was today ordered to the scene
and leaves at once accompanied by
manv members of the public health
and marine hospital service. It is
feared that a terrible outbreak of
pestilence will follow the disasters
Peru. Ind.. March 27. One
hundred are missing here and fifty
known dead. There is much di
sease alreadv breaking out.
Pioua. Ohio, March 27. luve
hundred are known to be dead
Minni.i!TovN. Ohio. "March
27. It is snowing here. It is esti
mated that in this section of the
couutrv 10.000 people are home
Cincinnati. Ohio. March 27
The citv is facing the worst flood
in its historv. with the river rising
ranidlv and reports of snow and
rain above here.
In Sharon and Newcastle, Pa.,
it is reported that the waters are
fifteen feet deep in the streets.
At Wolfe creek, two miles from
Dayton, a message came today that
with its flooded streets like mill
races, what is left of the stricken
city is doomed by a fire which
started with an explosion in which
Prefer Drowning to Fire.
The flames, in spile of the soak
ing the buildings had, art sweep
ing 'rapidly and wonieir and chil-
TERRITORY OF HAWAII. TUESDAY. APRIL 1, 1913.
be mailed to
THE GARDEN ISLAND, in esta
blishing the "Flood Fund," does
so, with the self-assurance that
every reader of the appalling dis
aster, canpot but be -moved to pity
and at once, become imbued with a
desire to do all in his or her power
to relieve some of the suffering
victims of the misery resulting from
one Qf the greatest calamites to
the American people.
Every church organization, busi
ness organization, athletic, social or
otherwise, should get together at
"oncekfor the purpose .of naming
, committees whose duty it would be
to see tlfat every body on the island
has a chance to assist in this praise
: wormy cause.
dreu are leaping from the houses
into the flood, preferring, death by
drowning to death from fire.
in many cases men aim wunien
perished in the fire without the
slightest chance of fighting J or
their lives, because their refuges
were po isolated.
Where help is most needed, no
small boat can live l n the llopcl
"Rverv boat available, even house
boats, -have been commandeered
for hospital and rescue work.
Maior operations have been per
formed in rowboats.
National Guard Out.
The entire Ohio National Guard
has been ordered out today and
35(10 soldiers are ready to move as
soon as trains can start.
Hamilton Hard Hit.
Thiiteen persons are known to
be dead at Hamilton a n d 100
others are reported missing. Ihe
oronertv loss there is estimated at
SI. 000. 000.
Seven ar,e known to be dead at , , ,. .. -Middletown
, 1C0 others are missing Indianapolis SUliers.
and property damage of at least
$500,000 has been done. .
Three hundred died in the flood
waters which engulfed Peru, In -
diana, according t o dispatches
from the stricken city.
The roll of dead estimated as
follows tonight in Ohio; Near
Cincinnati, about 200; Dayton,
2000 to 2500; Pinna, 250 to 540;
Delaware, 50 to 300; Middletown,
50 to 100; Sy dney, 25 to 5 0;
Hamilton, 1 2 ; Tippecanoe, 3 ,
Scattering, 50 to 200. Total Ohio,
2890 to 3705.
In Indians: Per , 10 to 50; New
Castle, 3; Lafayette, 2 ;
Indianapolis, 10 0 to 2 0 0;
Noblesviile. 2. Scattering, 3 to 25.
Total, Indiana, 130 to 282. Grand
total, 3020 to 3870.
Secretary of War Garrison tins
afternoon ordered 50,000 tents and
a million rations rushed to Ohio.
Gov. Cox WrS notified that,
Zanesville, Ohio, is in danger ot
immediate destruction. Frantic ap
peals for aid were included in the
The entire Wabash volley is de
solated and numerous cities are
isolated and it is feared the num
ber of the dead is large.
Sixty Hours' Rain.
After sixty hours of downpour
of rain, it is still general through
out the state, and noone knows
just when the crest of the flood
will be reachefl. The damage in
Indiana is estimated at $25,000,00C)
and the destruction of property is
without food and shelter. Send
"Flood Fund, " Garden Island Office
1 ' Special to The Garden filanJ.
MakawkU, March 29. Thurs
day morning the Finance. Com
mittee of the Kauai Athletic As
sociation met at Makaweli office,
where the plans for the coming
season were discussed i n full.
Mr. Baldwin, as President, was
the leading figuie. Others pre
sent were Messrs. Gayloid Wilcox,
Vice-president, H. D. Wishard,
Treasure!. Clarence Girvm and
Charles Grav. Mr. Frank Craw
ford accompanied the visitors.
While the important topic of
transportation of ball teams' re
quired more time than others, .the
remaining subjects of iutcrpst were
tint fortrotten. Mr Bald w i n
favored the plan of each plantation
stiVndkig .the expenscsof convey
ance, and this can. obviously,, be
but the best method. With each
estate, which can. doing this, the
remaining portion of bills to be
footed could ,be ehually divided
among those putting' up teams
Mr. Baldwin generously made a
personal contribution to help
defrav expenses. M a my others
here also helped out, and heartily.
As ever, Makaweli takes a keen
interest in sports and alwavs does
all possible to boost them along.
Two-schedule a n d one-schedule
plans were discussed a n d the
former met with approval.
The item appearing in the last
issue relative to the Deans becom
ing occupants of the Moragne
house, according to statements by
Mr, Dean, was incorrect that for
once, Madam Rumor missed her
I it is reported that many persons
niet deatK when the West Washing-
ton street bridge collapsed.
.Indianapolis is without water, gas
and transportation facilities.
Cyclone Victims Getting Relief.
Six relief stations, each contain
ing doctors, nurses and a distribut
ing office were opened today to
take caie of the sufferers from
Sunday's cyclone. The authorities
through the newspapers and bill
boards are appealing to the people
to render financial and other aid.
Hanamaulu School Children First.
The first contribution for the
"Flood Fund" has been received
from the children of the Hanamau
lu school, being as follows: Dora,
5y; Sho' Sy; Aiana, 10,-; Koichi,
SP: Httsa. 5f': Shigeru. 10? Shin-
HontnVn. 10-! Mnsniehi. 2 5 r :i
Takuso, 25c; Shige, 10c; Theresa,
10c; Mariana, 10c; Shindrina, 5c;
Julia, 5c; Oyoshi, 25c; Hawa, 15c;
Otto, 15c; Shizu, 15c; Ume, 15c;
Masao. 5c; Kimiyo, 5c; Shiztiko,
25c; making a total to date from
the Hanamaulu school of $2.95.
A meeting of the Lihtie base
ball enthusiasts will be held in the
office of Tim Garden Island at
7:30 i'. m., Wednesday. April 2,
1913. All those interested in the
formation of a local team for the
coining series are instructed to be
present. By the committee, Dr.
Glgisycr, Leslie Wishard, H. W.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50
LAND LAW QUESTION
Ae there is no likehood ot the
samd conditions arising in connec
tion with the Kapaa lands as that
which exists i n Kalaheo, if is
thought that applicants desiring
homesteads i n this section w.ui
experience none of the difficulties,
in securing 80 acre tracts that has
been the experience ot s o m e
of the Kalaheo .homesteaders. So
far as is known, the plantatioii
interests controlling Kealia are
not opposed to homesteading. It is
but natural to suppose however
that the plantation interests look
withjdisfavor upon the placing oe
yond their reach, rich,. cane lands.
yet, this opposition, as above
stated, has not developed in so
far as Kealia is coiicerued.
, What we want, -'need, pud ( will
eventually get. are the "middle
r1nsti" farmers. 'A claSS of men
wlm nrf fninnr-inllv able to take UP
lanuV improve it alul make a living.
it' ITr:il. tl flm l.nmni'liuil.
itic done on this islands there is
not a single instance of this sort
Every homesteader, so far is of
the dollar-a-dav type who never
ntnoiiiits to nnvthing tohiniselt the
community nor any one else otheR
than the plantation to which he is
bound hand and foot to a degree
of slavery which would make
slavery of olden times appear as
freedom for there was a n ex
cuse forjthe old-time method, from
the fact that people did not know
any better, while to-day, in this
time of enlightenment, we do know
better, hence the hences.
There is a constant cry for the
middle-class farmer; a man who
would settle' down and grow up
with the country; a man whose
presence everyone must admit is
an absolute necessity for the up
building of any agricultural dis
trict. Yet, with all this desire tor
a better class of citizens, the pro
motion committee' howls its head
off for "the tourist." Scarcely a
dav passes but what one is bom
barded with an explosion ot heat
ed atmosphere from the worthy
secretary i n which a threatened
invasion of Hawaii by mainland
tourists is about to materialize. It
is allright to bring tourists to the
Islands, but it does seem as
though the promotion committee
is falling just a little short of dis
charging its duty to the public
that supports it. when it fails to
Innk after a permanent supply of
middle class citizens.
Sale Of Public Land-Lease
Special to The Garden Itland
Koloa, March 29 The govern
ment sold a lease of pasture land
t o a Portuguese company here
t Saturday. The upset price was S100
per annum and the bids ascend
ed to $300. The tract embraces an
area of 350 acres and contains consi
derable agricultural land, a proviso
in the lease is to the effect that
the land is forfitable at any time
for homesteading purposes.
Judging from rumor the batche
lors arc preparing to spring some
thing new on the dancing public
at their ball on the twellth of this
month. Whatever the new dances
may be. let us hope that no one
will be tempted to say
It's a Bear."
'It's a Bear,
PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY
An interesting game of baseball
was plaved on the fwolpa ball
orounds recently when a team com-
posed of school boys from the Ele-
ele school, journeyed over to Koloa
and defeated the home teainto the
tune, of 1-2 to 6. The teams were
very evenly matched, the visitors
having a slight advantage in stick
inrk" At tiff rotirliicinn nf thf
game. thfTkolba teachers supplied
a, - . 1 . ' .
die visitors wun a generous umuiuii
of delicious refreshments and gave
them a generous go6d time. A re
turn match will be played off in
the near future when 'the Koloa
team will be given; an' opportunity
to even "up tle store. The game
brought a large and' appreciative
crowd of fanslout to the park, anil
jt is hoped Jhat lhore school;, tejfpis
will be orgapizea as a,' "pleasant
rivn'lrv Tins' hosrnn 'in-manifest i t-
lelf among tue various, schools of
, , 1 C ...
tiie lsianu, anu a iuruier nniui-
genceinthis exciting, and
. -!5L1 1 e 1
sport, is loftked forward to with
unfeigned delight bv our juvenile
element. The visiting team was
accompanied by Principal Morse
of the Eleele school.
Pretty Social Event
O n Thursday afternoon Mrs.
Ralph Wilcox entertained most
delightfully at Bridge in honor of
Mrs. Arthur Rice and Mrs. Sexton.
The reception rooms were artisti
cally decorated with a prdfusion
of beautiful flower's including
American Beauty roses, Encarest .
lilies, Snap Dragons, of gorgeous
shades, and lovely sweet scented
golden lilies. t
Some 'very exciting games of
bridge were played, grand slams
being quite the order of the after
noon. The highest scores were
made by Mrs. Philip Rice, and
Mrs. Gaylord Wilcox, who cut
for first prize, the formei drawing
the lowest card which entitled, her
to an elaborate hand-embroidered
center-piece. Mrs. Behr captured
the second prize, an artistic green
vase, and the consolation prize, a
lovely embroidered pincushion, be
came the property of Mrs. Broad
bent. Delicious refreshments were
served about five o'clock at neatly
arranged small tables, a pleasing
termination of a very delightful
afternoon. Those who enjoyed
the charming hospitality of Mrs.
Wilcox were Mesdames Arthur
'.Rice, Sexton, Weber, lsenberg.
I Stewart, Broadbent, Carter, Charles
Wilcox, Rohng, Behr, Uaylord
Wilcox, Philip Rice, W. H. Rice,
Jr., and Misses Mumford, Jordan,
Weber, and Brewer.
Now is your chance to join Miss
M. de Bretteville's dancing tlass
The first lesson will be given
Wednesday evening, April 9th, at
7:30 at Lihue Hall.
Admission to class one dollar a
The regular meeting of the
board of supervisors will take place
at ten o'clock tomorrow morning.
o . HAVE GAME