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I^XXII.N" 24537. ~?*?r*S?"- NEW-YORK. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 20. 1913.-SKTEEN PAGES. *_? PRICE ONE CENT ?~1Z?S?ffZSS?il
Hoboken.
FROM 2,000 TO 5,000 REPORTED DEAD IN DAYTON, O.;
" TOTAL VICTIMS IN WESTERN FLOODS MAYBE 7,000
Detectives Share Mother's Vigil
Over Sick Infant While They
Wait for Man Suspected
as Pawnshop Robber.
BURGLARS' TOOLS IN ROOM
!
I
Harry Cohen Goes White When
Sleuths Seize Him at Point
of Revolvers After Trailing
Him to House Near Scene
of Sunday Crime.
Harry Cohen, suspected by the police
ofknowmiT something- about the $800,
lW> bUTgl."fv Of the pawnship of Mar
gjBj Mmoni <v Son. No. M Hester etreet,
a week sgo last Sunday, was arrested
list evening by Detective? William
Crehu\ Stanley Oorman and Owen
Pevery, of the Central Office squad, ?n
a room on the third floor of a tenement
house, at No. 166 Madison street. The
detectives had watched the room sine.!
8 o'clock Monday morning under spa? :
rial orders from Deputy Commissioner I
Dougherty, who had received^ Inf rm.i- '
tion, the police say. that the espionage
would brine: rt-sults.
In the room were found, the police
say. fruir packages of drills and
Jimmies, two-foot section of iron ripe,
a "can opener." or safe wracking tool;
a wrench, a bran to fit the drills, and
a revolver with four chambers loaded,
The detectives were forced to watch
the place from another rotMB. adjoin
in-;, in which a hai,y a year old was ill
with diphtheria. Part of the time the
infant was in the toa m with the de?
tectives.
Cohen said he was twenty-three yeara
r'A snd s plasterer, lie said he lived
?n Rlvlngton street He waa taken to
Polie- Headquarters snd then locked |
up In the Mulberry street police sta?
tion -n a charge of having- burglsra' ]
pola in his possession.
Tools Used Recently.
The tools were wrapped In news- .
papers of the Issue of last Sat irday
gad were partlaljy i overed srtth plaster,
which the police be'.i.ve to he an in?
dicant n that they have been recently
used. They wert- als" scratched and
scarred as though they had seen fre
saent as well as recent use.
Deputy Commissioner Dougherty re?
carved information last Monday morn?
ing that the front room of th-- npart
ment on the third floor "f the houss at
No. 156 Madison street would tx ir
aatchlng, and he sent the three detec?
tives to investigate. They found the
room wai one of four In an apartment!
occupy : by Mrs. Loula ('"hen. Sh'- de? ;
nied relstloBshlp to the prisoner and '
told the police she had rented th'- room
tars months aac to a man whom h ?
did not know. Thla man never alept In
the room, she said, but often came In, ;
generally at night, with companions :
ar.d BBually earrled a package under
his arm. He? would Stay in the room i
half an hour or more, the satd. She de? i
scribed the man as helng full faced,
with brown hair and wearing a brown
suit ar.d '"erhy.
Trail Man in Dusk.
The detectives then took up theft
?.gil, after Inspecting the suspected
room. In which they pay they found
four p?r'Ka<?re?, on the floor. These COB? j
t&lned the burglars' tools.
At dunk last evening, while T)<-ve:V
(optlniif-rl sa fifth |ins?*. thin) ?olnnin.
This Morning's Sews.
local. Page
Arrest In ItOO.OSO Burglary . 1
Popular Grand ?Opera Planned. l
Gay nor Revokes Night Licenses. -
H?mmerst, in to BuiM Opera House 5
"Bis p...''' Didn't Enjoy Bmoks. 8?
Me?t!r.g to Honor Triangle Dead.... 8,
Roofs Aid Deatk Rats. ?
listare Dei tk t., Triai. ?I
'?ach Buey In Llnton Caes. 9 j
htpict Canal In Danoe . 11
lasss for Balldlag Five Peat Wide.. Ill
??ay Held Court at Walsh's Horns....It
-?-SSa Jurors for ?'unan Suit.16 j
Klotz Accused of Walker Murder.... 16 |
?"'rledniar.n Cure for Market.16 <
OENEEAI,.
'M(\ Reported Dead la Pleases. I
Veahsats Canee Train Wrecks. a
Torr.ari,, Deatk last Growing. 3
Trust for Harvard's th neflt. ?
J-rors HeU, Dorothy Alnsworth- 4
^'Jlaon Withholds Tariff Ansent. 4
N*?iar Moose" Kalk at House Plan.... 4
oulzer Thrusts at Tammany. 4
?OH Cocaine Bill Awaits Amendment? 4
'?mmat,y Grab Bill Beaten. 4
A*??mbly l'H?se? In, hi p oration Hill..13
FOREIGN.
8r|tiah Ministera Hard Hit. 5
^?irlanopie. Ports Captured.'. ?
?ontentgro yields t?. Austria. 5 j
*'?count Woleeley Dies. 7 j
MISCELLANEOUS.
Editorial . e|
Society . m\
fcaaas ,. ? |
0b|tuary..'.'.'.'.';;!!;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; 7i
?l exhibitions ... ....'. 7
N?wa f?, women. a'
hPorta .
Weather .......!...,.
^hippiri?- .' ' ' '
**??* and Navy!!!!!]
{?'r.an<Ul and Market?
???J Estate .
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.Ill
11, 13 and 13|
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Orders Waldo to Drive Patrons
from 'White Way' Restaurants
and Cafes at 1 o'clock
Every Morning.
WANTS NO MORE'GUZZLING*
Says Few Decent People Are in
Such Places at That Hour,
and That "Vulgar Orgies"
Must Be Stopped On
and After April 1.
There was walling snd gnashing <-f
teeth along the "Great Whits Way"
last night erheii it was learned thai
Mayor Gaynor had revoked every all
nlghl liquor license, t.. t.,?,.% effect -n
April l Not only that, but he had or?
dered Commissioner Wald i lo see thsi
everybody was out ..f all restaurants
and other places where liquor Is sold
by 1 .. lot k in t he morning.
And Commissioner Waldo! !!>? went
off bj himself and gnashed ins teeth all
stone when he realised t ie trouble the
Mayor had handed to him. Just as if
he did not have trouble enough already!
"1 put this matter In your hands, and
you will delegate it to nobody," wro;
tin? Mayor.
The Mayor Is also putting work up t..
Mr. Whitman, as be ordered th? Police
Commissioner to Ble dsllj with th?
District Attorney sffidai Its agalnsl
every pro] rietor In whose place the law
chilli be \ lolated.
The Mayor In ins letter to the Com?
missioner said he "Tell that people
'?<"iid ?at enough, especially drink or
gusaic win?, ami liquor enough, by 1
o'clock st night, which is th- regular
closing hour established by law." Th?
people who patronise such places sfter
1 o'clock, ho said, were not, as g rule,
di cent psopls,
Won't Permit Table Salea.
Aft-r calling tho attention of th?
Commlssioiasr lo ths law, which says
that no entrance door to any "room or
rooms where snj liquors sre sold or
ki pt for sai<" ?hail be "open or un?
locked" sfter 1 o'clock, he went on t<.
declare that the place where the liquor
is sold la th.- table where it Is ?ert d
and paid for. No more will th? dodgi
? : i ? rmlttlng patrons to stock up with
li'iuor before 1 o'clock and stay ss long
M they pleas? to drink if work. If th.
patrons do not leave the places by 1
O'clock it will he tho duty of the rom
? ner to have them driven out
Th< Mayor orders the Commissioner
to have a policeman go t i each plot >?
Bl live mil,utos ?..fon- cloning timo on
snd aft.r April 1. stand "n a table or
?hair, if necessary, and announce that
every on? must i.o in the street b;
i o'clock.
Th?r? nr? row fort "-six places hold?
ing all night licenses, which aro r?
vnkod aftor Ajril 1. In th? list ?ont to
i 'ommlssionor Waldo aro such srell
known and hlch class placas as Shan
loy's, Murray's, Louis Martin's, th?
Martinique and tho Hot?] M< Alpin.
In July. ltlO, Mayor Gaynor revoked
forty-seven sil t lu'ht liquor permits,
whldi had boon Issued by his Bureau
of Licenses under s now law, which
made the Mayor tho aols Judge of such
places. Cnder the old law the FoHc?
Commissioner Investigated all such ap?
plications, and if he passed favorably
upon thorn the Mayor's clerk Issued
i).,. ?(censes ss a mattet <.f form. In
realltj what is dono now is In have the
M;> vor ISSU? a |.?-rinlt. upon which th?
State Excise Department Issues tho all
night license, bul the responsibility I?
the Msyor*a
At the timo the Mayor revoked Ih?
forty-seven licenses there were thirteen
others In fores, issued on the "O. K."
,,i )),,. police Commissioner. Boms of
tho latter wro later revoked. At thii
time the Mayor announced that in th?'
futuro i" all night licenses would I"'
Issued except to plaCCS where persons
?Ali,, worked at night "legitInnately go
for meals and the !.!? -? "
"Drinking and Guzzling."
Bui many of the licenses revoked
w.re renewed, and th? number out?
standing gradually Increased up t.. th"
pr< sent timo.
Th?- now Stand Of the Ma-or. on
what ho calls a pernicious evil, Is em?
bodied iti the following letter to Com?
missioner Waldo:
City of Maw Yoii.
i Idles "T the .Ma vor.
Mai. h 26, ISU
gip' Whon th.- liquor tax law was
amended in I?' so M '" provide tor the
granting ?f continuous all -nightt II?pen?' ??
D. permission oi the mayors of cities I
hi.i crave mlsglringa as t.. the result -r
emitting such licenses In iMsfftrJ
fell that peopls could eat enough, snd ?
.si.c.ialiv dunk or gUSSlC win- and
Kr enough, bj i o'clock at night,
which Is the regular closing hour estab
?i?h?d by I**' Experience has now
Lhnwn th? result of keeping places where
Hquor is sohl open all night to ho most
, is tous dancing
toollaued en fWtb psge. fourth ?olurnn.
MAIN STREET, DAYTON, O., THE PRINCIPAL BUSINESS AVENUE.
I..-,ie reports from I lie stricken ?-it\ mm the water is from twenty to thirty feet ileep in this section.
LOSS OF LIFE IN
OTHER GREAT FLOODS
JghnstOWn, Peon.. Msy 31. 1889 2,235
Mexico. August. 1909 ?00
Oina. September. 1911 20.000
Mississippi Valley. May. 1912. 1.000
Germany. June. 1910 200
Guanajuato. Men., June. 1912 . 100
COAL TO BE DISCARDED
IN THE BRITISH NAVY
Announcement Expected That
Only Oil-Burning Ships Will
Be Built in Future.
[By Cabla I
London, Mur h L'.", Winston C'hur
thill, First i.oi'i "f the Admiralty, la
expocti 1 to announce to-morrow, in
his speech Introducing th'- navy esti?
mates, that there will be no more coal
burning warships built for Kngland,
but that nil future warships laid down
for th*- British bavy, both lar*.-.- nnd
II, w ill lern oil ex? lu lit t [y.
The use ,,f ,,|| fuel in the small, r
lu it.; h aarships i ss rapidly ext? nded
m recent years, and at th< present
time 'ni', sixteen of seventy-three de?
stroyers in commission in th" North
Bes snd the English Channel ate .on
etructed t-, carry coal. Five battle?
ships, t ??dit light armored cruisers and
?lateen destroyers of the I913-'H pro?
gramme all burn "il only.
Ths Admiralty Is now spending *1<>.
0W,(MO to equip the fleet with short of]
depots nnd oil Supply ships.
CAPITOL SHUT TO WILSON;
MISTAKEN FOR TOURIST
Speaker Clark, to the Rescue,
Welcomes President on Visit
to House Chamber.
' Pi on Ths Tt lhans Bureau i
Washington, March '_'.*' The Preal?.
dent received a chilling reception when
he paid his first \i.-it t.. the Capitol
since his Inauguration. Accompanied I
by Miss Jessie, President Wilson un
d. rtook t" visit the Capitol this ev? n?
in;-:, striving about ?! o'clock. H- as
met by s Capitol policemen, who In?
formed hint that the building tva
closed sad would be opened to "tour
1st?" to-morrow morning. The Preal
dent looked sbashed, hut turned sway,
when h Becrel Service man who nccom?
panied him tiggi i ted thai he exert hla
Influ? ne?. He told the policeman nho
the "tourist" was, snd the officer si?
most had in art disease,
The President was admitted immedi?
ately when his Identity was learned,
and be had hardly ?alned the House
chamber when Speaker Clark ltarned
of his presence nnd cams forward to
rtt n-l ? welcome.
"TOUCHED" A DIPLOMAT
Salvador's Minister Misses His
Pocketbook with $700.
i Pi em Th? Trll sac Mar. i i ?
Washington, Marcli SS. v. A. Urns,
Minister from Salvador, here on a spe?
cial mission, whole staying si the
Bhoreham Hotel, reported to the polies
|o-,lav that he had lOSl a wallet ,,ill
talning f?tk) In flOO billa, ? Uchot on
the Ward Line from \,w York to l?a
Nana and SOtns Visiting cards. DsteC?!
Uves iitfiiit'd that If the pockethookl
had been etolen the thief was a strati j
pickpocket.
Se?or Lima said that when he had
dined with the Minister fr..m Quote? I
mala In s hotel lasl evening he paid tit.?|
hin from the wallet, replacing it in sol
Inside pochet of his dinner coat Ho]
went to the theatr.-. and after the per?
forman''' had supper and \M-nt to bed.
The door was bolted snd the transosn
was not large ettOUgh to permit a thief
to crawl through.
POPULAR GRAND OPERA
! AT CENTURY THEATRE
City Club Plans Two Eight
Week Seasons with Aid of
the Metropolitan.
SPRING AND FALL CYCLES
'Coramitteo at Work to Raise
i Guarantee Fund of Between
$300,000 and $400,000
for Bip Project.
rjr nd .i" rs f"r the people at ? opu
. r r ... ig t,, b? given tien? re ir si
? ho p. ? ? ? tre.SC. Ofdlng lo tl ?
?tat? ... , f :. n emher of th? i oramlt
?. ; il r opera of the < ' ???? i
?|-i....... ? ? ? linj t? tin ; mi mber,
v. ill consist of eight ?reeks, follow ma
r,,. clos? of ihe regular season of th?
? m, trop? lltsn i M ? r i ? mp m ?. snd pos?
, . imllai perta bel r? I ? ? p? i
. ?? the ses.f Itll "M si the
{.I* ti ; ? In Bepti mber snd i n to
i? , The performsi ces win he given
with the Bid of the Metropolitan <
.pit'v. and will i " psrtl? Ipated In
b) man] of Its artist ?
a luncheon si srhlch tho plans sre
to bo announced Is to he given at the
l'itv Cluh on Saturday, April 12. si I
p. ni The elub'fl committee on popular
opera, srhlch Is srrangtng tho ?reason,
consif-ts of Bdwerd Kellogg Bolrd,
chairman; William C. Cornsrell, Ed?
ward R? Finch. Otto n. Kahn. Roland
Holt, Norman Hafsgood Issac rl.
Bellgman snd Arthur EL Btahlachmldt
Season Open? in April.
1 "The plan i-1 f think I may say with
authority, sur.- t.. be put In operation/"
Bald the member, s ho asked that hi i
name ho not us. .1. AS e tiny not be
able to p.t it starte.1 in time for ihfl
eight ?reeks' season In September sud
October, hut we hop?' even to ac olli
pllsh this. At sny rate, there srlll be
.-m eight we.ks' season, beginning In
April, following the neniar opera year
lit the Metropolitan. After that it I?
almost certain that are shall given nn
eight weeks' season In ths early ^,i
tumn ss w.-ii. this plan t.. continus si
least for thr. B rears to com?.'
? Th?' M? tropolltan is assistiiiK us
with Its scenery snd many of it- art
lats, end th? performs?!??? ?ire to he
i;i, .n lit tho Centurj Theatre.
Plan $300,000 Guarantee.
"\\... members of th? committee srlll
raise ?i gu?rante? fund of between
?100,0011 and HOOfiOO, t.. prevent any
loos I" ihe Metropolit;.n Th? or? ras
win be given in th.- original languages
for v hi' h ti.ev w.ira v ritt-n In Its!
i:,,,. Qerman, PVench snd English.
More complete details will bs given nl
Ih? hm.heon at the City Cluh on
i April 12.
The s.h.-iiie has nothing whatever
to ii.. with Mr, Hammersteln's projet
1 for opera In English, srhlch bs has hurl
I announced. Our phw Is on? sntlrcly In
conjunction ?rlth Ih? IfetropollUn
opera Company, one -tf ths members
,,f our .o.iimiit.o, Mr. Kahn, being
tjaa a member of Um board of directors
of th?- Opera Company."_
MAJOR BARRETT FINED.
prank ?. Barrett, of No. ??'? Central
Talk w.nt. ii major ss th? M BsttsMon,
Field Arttllsry, K, O. N. v. was ar?
raigned iti Harlem court before Magis?
trate Murphy yesterdsy ebsrgsd with
driving his sutomobiis on the wrong sid??
of th.- rou.l at Fifth avenue un.l ?TUi
?treet. A line was Impoml amj palta
'LIST OF DEAD IN
WESTERN FLOODS
Dayton, Ohio ("reported! 2.000 to 5.000
Hamilton. O^io reported).1.000
Piqua, Ohio (reported) .. 540
Peru. Ind. |reported i . 200 to 500
Delaware, Ohio I reported ).. 75 to 100
Middletown. Ohio. . IS
Newcastle, Ind. 3
Rushvills, Ind. 1
Frankfort, Ind. 1
Lafayette, Ind . 2
St. Louis, Mo . 1
C'eveland
Akron I .
Toledo . 16
&pon?ifield I
EPOCH-MAKING STEEL
DISCOVERY ANNOUNCED
?
New Method of Production May
Reduce Price to One-third
of Present Rates.
i ndon, m n h -'?. Ths snn? un ?*>
?? i made to-day of what in well
Informed quarters is thought may prove
an ? i" h making Invention in th" steel
trade, it is alleged that h process ins
been discovered for converting Ir? n ore
of any grade oven the hitherto quite
uselesa i r- -n sands, of which hundred ?
millions? f tons exist ready for working)
into steel "f excel.? nt quality without
the aid of a blaat furnace, the steel
being produced direct In a Bin?!" opera?
tion.
Teats have already heon made of the
Iteel po produced at an experimental
plant, and th.- results obtained are
something quito remarkable. By the
new process the savins: win !>.? anor>
mous. In th" first place no blast fur
nnrt> Is required. Snd therefore no eokt?,
which means an initial enormous sav?
ing of capital expenditure as w.H as
economy in production, whlk ores
?an be tised which at th" pr.s.iit time
i, i\e no iiiark'-t vaim- whatever.
?[?he ore is reduced by heal obtained
from a gas, which in its turn is pro
,lined from slack, ii is claimed tiut
Bt< i I i an b" mad" at one-third of its
present COSt,
ALL SORE AT WHITE HOUSE
Vaccination for Wilsons and
Entire Household.
Washington. Mar, h ?SV Everybody
at the WImi. House, Including I'rrsi
ii lit Uli.-,,n, members of his family,
aids, 11? rks and sortants sbout one
hundred ami fifty in all are t.. be vac?
cinated as a precaution sgainsl small?
pox,
whit.- House physicians began ths
work tO-day, vaccinating Mrs. Wilson
and th" thr.f daughters. To-morrowI
th" President and St?? i.tary Tumulty
are to submit to the op? ration
GAVE LIFE FOR PET CAT
Man Shocked to Death Rescu?
ing It from Electric Light Pole.
I in Tsk graph o> riis Trlfeaas !
Baltimore Mar. h fa. Harr) Btans?
ti M. "f BUI, ,,tt ? ?ltj . was killed this
evening while trying to save hi- chil?
dren's pel oat. Th.- children begged
tht ir father tO rOOCUS th" tat, which
had clbnbed a pole carrying electric
light wire* Mr. Btansfletd laughingly
rernorked he was not a pole clhnbor
and that it was dSJlgOTOUS Smong the
wins on 'he pule, hut he yielded to th"
children's eatreatie*
His wife watched him asesad the pole,
caatloolng him t.. be careful When be
had nearly reached the top. ami was
ghoul t.. catch th.- tat. he slipped, and
in trying to recover his hold touched a
heavily cliargnd ?ire, and foil to the
ground d''ad.
200,000 Homeless in Indiana and 50,000 ir
Buckeye State?Inundation from
Missouri to Alleghanies.
BIG DAMS AND LEVEES BURST
Thousand Reported Killed at Hamilton, Ohio, and Hall
as Many More at Piqua?Fire and Food Short?
age Swell Horrors at Dayton.
Chicago, March 25.?Reports concerning the appalling nature of
'< the floods in Ohio and Indiana, which in most instances it was im?
possible to verify, were received to-night from widely scattered
sources. The most serious of these were:
An unconfirmed report from Springfield, Ohio, that 5,000 lives
had been lost at Dayton and 500 at Piqua. Later dispatches, seem?
i ingly authentic, placed the dead at Dayton at between 2,000 and
5,000.
A report, apparently more fully authenticated, from Indianapolis
that from 200 to 500 had been drowned at Peru. Ind. This was later
denied by a train dispatcher at Peru.
A message received at Phoneton, Ohio, that the reservoir at
, Hamilton had broken and that 1,000 persons had been drowned.
j The Western Union office in Chicago reported early in the evening
1 that its Cincinnati office had worked with the Western Union office
at Lindenwald, one mile south of Hamilton. At that time no mention
was made of such a disaster, and continued efforts at verification were
1 futile.
An unconfirmed but persistent rumor from Marion, Ind., that
the Grand Reservoir, at Salina, Ohio, had gone out, causing an
unprecedented flood in the Wabash Valley.
Latest reports from Delaware, Ohio, said from 75 to 100 were
, dead, but more conservative figures cut these reports in half.
The telegraph companies in numerous instances made unavail?
ing efforts to confirm many of these rumors, but in few cases were
able to trace them to a definite source.
; In Indiana the property loss will reach $20,000,000. and there are
I 200,000 homeless in that state. In Ohio there are at least 50.000
; homeless and probably a great many more.
DAYTON'S DEAD ESTIMATED
AT FROM 2,000 TO 5,000
Dayton. Ohio, March 25.?Dayton is to-night nothing less than
a seething river, three miles wide, a mile and a half on each side of
! Main street, its principal thoroughfare, while it is estimated that
i from 2.000 to 5.000 people have perished.
Gloom reigns supreme. The Algonquin Hotel is submerged in
? water up to its third story, and above this level, in the downtown
i district, office buildings, hotels and business houses are places of
! refuge.
A school building that was known to have housed no less than
1 400 school children shortly before the waters rushed in that direction
' is entirely submerged, and as far as can be ascertained all of the
little ones met a watery grave.
The flooded district comprises a practical circle, with a radius
of a mile and a half, and in no place is the water less than six feet
deep. In Main street, in the downtown section, the water is twenty
feet deep.
The horror of the flooded district is heightened by more than a
dozen fires, which can be seen in the flooded district, but out of
reach of fire fighters.
Most of the business houses and nearly all of the residences
* have occupants. Downtown the offices are filled with men, fathers
unable to get home, and the upper floors and on some of the roofs of
the residences are helpless women and children. Hundreds of houses,
( substantial buildings in the residence districts, many of them with
helpless occupants, have been washed away.
The St. Elizabeth's Hospital, with 600 patients, was reported
to have been washed away. The building was known to be in many
! feet of water, and indications are that the report may prove true.
The electric light plants were put out of business early in the
day and total darkness, coupled with a torrential downpour, added
to the horrors of the night.
Famine also became an immediate possibility. All of the sup?
ply and grocery houses are in the submerged district, and at mid
I night it was said there was not enough bread to last the survivors
I another day.
John H. Patterson, president of the National Cash Register
? Company, who headed the relief work in the South End of the city,
sent out an appeal for food supplies and for doctors and medicine.
To-night 3,000 homeless were housed in the Cash Register offices.
A fire which started from an explosion in the Meyers Ice Cream
Company, near Wyoming street, spread and burned the block on
South Park, a block from Wyoming. Another big fire is reported
to have burned a downtown block.
The breaking of the Tarleton Reservoir, which supplies the
drinking water, left the city without water, and physicians declared
there was great danger of typhoid in the use of the flood water.
There are no boats in Dayton which can breast the current, and
those persons on the outside early gave up any attempts to reach
the business section.
How many houses have been swept away and how many occu?
pants were carried to their deaths cannot be learned until the waters
recede.
At Wyoming street, on the South Side, where the National
Cash Register Company centred its efforts at rescue, many saved
their lives by creeping on a telephone cable, 100 feet above the flood.
At first linemen crept along the cables carrying tow ropes, to
which the flat-bottomed boats were attached. When the flood be
i
came so fierce that the boats no longer were able to make way

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