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Head Late to-night the arrival of motor boats gave hope that by!
to-morrow the northern section of the city, now cut off by the Big i
Miami's impaaaable barrier, might he penetrated, and then the fate i
of hundreds imprisoned by the torrent may be learned.
It was reported late to-night that a numbei of dead had been
found in houses at Mh a?ul E ?. e treets, but when rescuers woikcd
their way into the partially submerged buildings they found a num?
bei of the flood- prisoners, weak from fright and hunger.
COLD RAIN FALLS.
Overburdened victims of the tlood were compelled to sufter
again to-day in a cold, smarting rain.
The flamea to-night were confined to the block bounded by 2d
and 3d streets and Jefferson and St. Ci.tu ..ticet... In the block are
the Fourth National Hank, the Lattiman Drug Company, the Evans
Wholesale Drug Company and several commission houses. It was
impossible to get within two miles of the fire, and from that distance ;
it appeared that explosions, piobaMy of drugs, made the fire seem of i
larger proportions than it was.
It was impossible to ascertain, even approximately, the number j
of persons who might have been marooned in this section and who j
died after being trapped by flood une] fire Nevertheless, rescue
work vent steadily on. and about ..,,000 persons were housed in
places of refuge to-night, the majority of them in buildings of the1
National Cash Register Compai
At least 65,000 persons ?are impi isoned in homes and in business
buildings. It is feared theii two days1 imprisonment, with accom
panying hunger and fright, ha! ? lused tremendous suffering. 'Ihe;
flood came with such suddenness that food supplies in homes were
whisked away by the torrent that reached to second floors in almost j
the flash of an eye. Skills skirted the edge of the flooded district,
attempting to take food to ?those whom it was impossible to carry'
off, but the fierce current retarded this wt
Dayton was praci .om wire communication until
late this afternoon. Then two wires into Cincinnati were obtained.!
and operatoi ed into great pile egrams from Dayton'
citizens, almost frantic in theii desire to assure friends outside of
Two ?oarsmen wh< braved the cu I awirled through the I ..-mess
?section of the city to-day report! thi -vate, at the Algonquin Hotel.
at the scuthwesl cornei ol Ludlow streets, was fifteen feet deep.
Prom windows n th? hotels and business buildings hundreds of the ,-narooned '?
begged piteoutly tor re food. The oarsrnen said they saw no bodies '.
floating on the Hood tide, but declare.: ny persons must have perished
in the waters1 sudden ru-h throtl I ? ets.
Oarsmen who "s ol th? busin?ess sectil i -. ?-night
reported that 250 persons marooned in the V ? Building ind .'00 impris?
oned in the Y M. C. A building were begging for water.
A shortage of p.? : threatei ed this afternoon when it was re?
ported many relie! ti lins bound to Davton from neighboring cities had been ;
stopped by hi] Every grocer in the city ?had been "sold out" before
noon. It was ?believed that the re might creep in during the night
Encourageme- eived a message from the Mayor of Spring
field to-night, who said he six big trucks, loaded with pro?
visions, thai should reach Daytor e i y to-morrow.
MOTOR BOATS BRING HOPE.
With the arrival ol motor boats to-night it was hoped to begin to dis?
tribute provi?. : ?>n after daylight.
Message! from the floods' prisoners in the buiini n said children
were crying for mill ? th< 7 elders suffered from thirst that grew hourly.
Volunteers were called for to-night to man boats that Will brave the dan
gerous currents to-morrow in an attempt to get food to the suffering.
A report that the d e Dayton threatened to break added to the
city's terror io-mght. If the dam brea':- ; ?will pour in a flood that will hold
up rescue wotk tor days,
Keports that Fire Chief Ramby lost hi lifi while attempting to reach
a floating house have rot be I : icd.
Expert oarsmen who braved the tide in the business section of the su!
merged city this afternoon came rve-racked to relate narrr.tr.es if
pitiable appeals made to them by hundreds marooned in upper floors of tail
buildings about whose lowi I led a Rood that threatened the
Structures' rs fn the narrative were lightened,
here and there by stones of bravery exhibited by many cf the flood prisoners.
*\ woman witl lildren. ! n the upper floor of her home
on the edge of the business district, called to the oat-men:
"Oh. 1 know you can't take mc oft,*' ?-he cried, "but for the love of j
humanity please take this loaf of bread ?nd jug ol molasses t_ Sarah Pruyn, :
down the street: 1 know thi
Twice 'he boatmen attempted to take the food, but waves that eddied !
about the submerged house hurled them back.
FABULOUS SUM? OFFERED.
Further on, in the elusive residence district, they were offered fabulous
sums for rescue by many of the flood's prisoners. Their narrative inspired
an cftort late this afternoon to launch a host ?or navigation on the swirling
river, but up to a late houi the crafl had been unable to pass beyond areas
already reached on the frinj I di trict.
"Our greatest need is a dozen motor 1 its and men to run them"?a I
sentcni e in an appeal sr : -.- J. H. Patterson, president cf the National
Cash Register Company- and chairman of the relie! committee?gives a good
insight into the flood situ?t: . Skiffs and rowboats*cannot live in torrents !
rushing through the city's principal streets
The big plant of the National Cash Register Company, in the south?
western part of the citv. a portion least affected has been made relief head?
quarters. As persons are rescued they are taken to one of several sub-relief
stations where their names are recorded and they receive first aid. At fre?
quent intervals these lists were sent to relief headquarters and announced to
crowds who waited in *hc rain for hour
Thousands of persons are marooned in their homes without food waier
Of heat. Dawn came with s cold wind that became more penetrating before |
noon, when rain began to fail and continued throughout the day.
How great a dea'.h toll the deluge of Dayton has taken seemed to-night
almost as milch S matter of conjecture as yesterday, but acting on stories !
brought by ?survivors from the ?tricken districts, it was said, the National!
Cash Register Company had ordered five hundred coffins for immediate de- i
livery. At b o'clock this evening J. H Miller, secretary of the Board of
Health, estimated that the death list would reach eight hundred.
George W. Burba, representing Governor Cox, said at noon that the loss
of life would be between five hundred and one thousand persons.
Great loss of life is probable along the river in North and West Dayton,
where the residents arc almost entirely foreign born and where they refused
to obey th? warning to leave on the night before the levee broke.
Relief committees today issued the following statement:
"An awful catastrophe has overtaken Dayton. The levees have broken.
t IZZZZZ-] FOUNDED 1S56[Z~ 3
MEN'S & BOYS' CLOTHING.HATS & FURNISHINGS
Spring weather is uncertain?but tberc is a
certain individuality in the style and tailor?
ing cf cur lightweight Overcoats that you
Spring Ovcrcoat> arc a necessity now tor
health's sake as well as for proper appear?
We are well stocked with staple dray and
black and tasteful dosions in fancy colors.
Astor Place &l Fourth Avenue
SUBWAY AT THE DOOR-ONE BLOCK FROM BROADWAY
The centres of Dayton and the residence districts, from the Fair Ground
hill to the high ground north of the city, are unde*r water.
"Some ol OUT building, are used as shelter for the homeless and sicl
of t-^e south side.
"Bring potatoes, nee. beans, vegetables, meat and biead and any othe
edibles that will sustain lite.
"We have cooking arrangements for several thousand. We are sendinj
trucks to nearby towns, but ask that you haul to us. as fai as possible
Hundreds of neighboring farmers ?.ame to-uay. bearing whatever supplie
theii own stores would permit. Wagens containing bushels of potatoes an?
vegetables and many loads of hi cad were delivered to the Cash Registe:
Company, to be used by i he refugees.
The rumor last night that the St. Elizabeth's Hospital, with six hundrec
patients had been swept away proved to be untrue. Although it has beer
impossible to reach the hospital, '.eld glasses revealed the building is stil
standing. The water ?a not thought to be much above the first floor of the
building, and it is believed the patients have not suflered.
VANDALS AT WORK.
Numerous ?-tones of looting have been told. In most cases the vandals
had entered houses and had been searching for valuables. Repeated revolver
shots last night gave rise to the reports that some desperate householders
had shot themselves rather than diown !'. was found.'however, they had
been fired by men in an effort to attract rescuers.
The crest of the Dayton .flood passed about midnight, but the next few
hours showed no appreciable lowering in he water. The inundated district
is estimated at more ihan fifteen ?--quare mile*;, most of which is under from
st\ to fifteen feet ol water.
The ci op of flood babies was increased to-day by two. making five little
ones to he born in the hospital rooms o( the National Cash Register factory
wilhin twenty-four h?".urs.
Co'iimbus, Ohio. March 2G.?The tire al Dayton, which swept the block
there bounded oy Jefferson. 2d, 3d and S.?::u Clair streets, subsided somewhat
to-night. All the peopic in ?he block weie saved.
This final word came early to-night from Telephone Operator John Bell
"Alt the women and children who were in the bloik are removed to
?safety in the Reaver Power Buildinr.," announced the calm voice of Bel'.
"There were tbitty of them."
Governor Cox sa.d that the building is lireptoof and t^e occupants will
remain in safety Sixteen persons are housed in the home telephone buiiding.
with a bloc': and tackle rigged a? a means 01 egress if the tire presses them.
Late this afternoon a message came to Governor Cox telling of one of
many oi ?ne thrilling incidents of the ?1 ?y in Dayton. The Russell apartment
home, m West >d street, had been occupied as a .-.belter by hundreds of
homeless persons. Suddenly the alarm spread that the building was on tire.
Scores rushed up the s'airways to the roof, trampling over weaker ones.
When they reached the top of the home thev -?aw tongues of flame leaping
out from the uiwiows beneath then?, tnd .? neighboring building burning
furiously. Without stopping to think, one after another, men, women and
children leaped down, to be killed against projecting obstacles or ?ost in
the flood an?, drowned.
George B. Smith, president ot the Dayton Chamber of Commerce irho
escaped from the etlichen city yesterday wired Governor Cox from Arcamum
to-day asking that aid be given with al! possible dispatch. He said the town
v-ds at the mercy of looters and i re-. Tiie Governor, ?n reply to Ml Smith's
at?r>ea!. sai'l thai troops would he sent as ?JOOn as the waters receded enough
?0 permit trains to be moved.
MANY LOOTERS CAUGHT
AMONG DAYTON RUINS
Rescue Werk Continued in Mill
Race Torrents Only by
Tow Line Boats.
AUTOS CONVEY REFUGEES
Firemen Met by Wnll o? Water
?Heroic Wire Chiets
Keep City in Touch
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ha?l hot th? ? ?
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on? ?- ' . ? . .
pita I, with six hund
it w e pt a *
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Vit ho . i. l?np?j
the hoipll . - iw-vil that I
nut I ? ? (? mut*, i ???? ? ? i?
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I j i I in? til II,-'-:. ? '
ten 'i.- ol Ta o ireel I ..??
?.? ? i " I?
m? nt watchers, fea
led the fire eg milt-u
the hreak In lh? ?
"When tin: li?.is? a, ? !.. 'I
iii re.i Uni< :. i i. 'i I
Vincent "we were n ? ? ratei
? hi? ? ? feet'hii 'I '
?it i\ ??; a .1^ f'.i ? ? 'I l?i ' .. : .. ? 'i Bee .'. I In?
? i ,.- : lirectio ' I? i " ..ii'.
i he a pi aial
Two hundred peri
tin? Voung Men a **l itloi
building. Acroi lh. eel, li ihe I
phone ' ?chana? ?h?in?
i are being fed f i If?
. iii latl m a??-'?' ballon i*ulldina I ?
ii.. ' ..??? ?i u.i '?>? i."- ? ?..1 ? ?
building!, ;iii.i ti.? i.i li ?nl ovei In
. . ki li
The wat ? ?
the main ati eeti ? >tn l>oal went ir, ??
i -*.<> m- n m It, roa in:; deapei atel i
t.. keep ii" bo? to tl iv< 'i hi boal
"\ ' lui im d, i 'it ?both men m ? ?.iron u?
Ing i? -*-'?? Immlng lo a i ? ?? I Th? s
rlung lo lh? p-jst foi half un hou h. I
"i.???i be thro? \n -i
r? i" at? d ? ?al ; lh? i??" fei| neai ? nough
to tl.? m ?..' ghl ..?..i Hi? ? ? ?
d awn i?1" lh? second ?t? ox nt
I he r, ? ; ? : I -I b Hiding.
? in? ago, Mai ? .'? Two t.... ... ? of
n ? American Ti leph? m n? 'i ? I? ,. aph
? 'ompany, M i ? Btohl, air? i hi? ; al 11 ?
ton. iit.'i C I ?. \\ illlami. a Ire i hi? ( .<t
PI ..n. ton, ' 'i.'", bj almo t unpr? ? ed? nt? d
.1? w.tl.'li 1" 'I'll ? I BV? k? ;.' I '., ton 'u
touch ?ni? lh? ?. .iai.1?? world,
At midnight Hi' had ??? i n on dut] i n
llnuoual) for fui i ? -? Ighl l o ira.i. ?i
iIm"i_i. tii? i? wa -i ".-i..?, i ..?/ their
beittp i.ii<?>?'l. n.' gave not ?the slight?
, ? t ii..lia aiion "i ?an Inclination lo laava
n.? n- pot ta
III .-?t??ii? rea**hed ti" Dayton ? ?r.? .? }u_n
i'Ct..i ?? lh? !-"'"i broke m th? iniall i.? i
of Tu?tada> mo ?iin_ Tin matin i
with auch aoddeiiM -.? thai *n ball
;,ii?i |.?.w?-r wen put ?vu ..f ' ommlaatofl
? t ?????? ? O i ?.
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NATIONAL GUARD ALL
ORDERED TO DAYTON
First Truinlojtd ol Provisions
Arrives ;it Stricken Citv
Few Bodies Seen.
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I ui import? ne? ol
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tinall, log? ? ?,. i ? Ith .? del ill i?l
IKili?. m?n lo Ii? i|? in i!i?- i. work,
rrarhod here <?? ntghl aft? i lie ng
? i.: Thi with
two IH1 I ? ??in S|?i iiiL-li? LI dill mi; llv
du ? ? ? ei Hi? iiiiiii? dial? Nuffei Ing
W ????? il ?? .i i. ? ? i\ ? i thai .i ? n!.i
: ? |h< ? i ,?ii? I i?
I ? i i ? l ,;??? ?II .1 I 'Ml, V. | ,,;
brought ? ? n -'in Simpson
i I old toi II I n.. l _:? ?? in II
Inlo roi dit i,.n i in i ;.;? t I ?.v ton tilth? i
*.Ion ?I Th- flood \ i? um.- de
? i.Hi ?I 1 III I ti. ? i.t IV, I,. ; .,; |Iff? ||
I tlnv' ? '.?'.? PI (I ? ?at m.ml.!
iIk- i?? ople had avail? ?i Hi? m eh < ? ..i
?.? i ninga ;iii?i ili-'i
Mi ? \ .m l ?. n!?? 11 a i??? i ? m.?,n. ?I
until Hi?- Rood ? n.? i??i > ?I ii? i home, <l<
? Uli ? ?I v l?? ?i i ? . m ?I i In- ,i ! Ii i i.....n i h.tt
?h? had. '.-"h' s In th* n.i
Nothing, i?? ilghl had Im en ht ,\? ?l
from \i.? Phillip? nt i >,i ion, or
, from \i iii.mi ) ;.ii? ral vs oods, mo
r ?. ? n ? ?i ii \?. ? I..-H? '. ? ii. m North 11? '
?TWENTY DROWN AT SHARON
Pennsylvania and West Virginia
Face Serious Floods.
Pit! b irgh, Mar? h M \" eoti n and
j Northern Penn ylvanla ?nui part ..r Weal
I nut .if i.?? im; h ?scrhi?? n.i iltua?
lion '" nigh! A i? a fatalities have I.n
" l"" ted 'i v. prop? rt) lem n il! i un into
several million dol?an
'i?v.-iii\ persons are r?-p'?it?^-i t?. have
?ir'- -i .?. Sharon wh? n th?
Si,, nango Rlvei overflowed Hi bank
i ? prop? i tj damagi In Rharon and 11
? ?I to he etoot lu l.'.OO.'???
Day of Heroic Rescue Attempts
Has Done Little to Aid Thou?
sands of Sufferers?Three
DEAD LIE ABOUT IN HEAPS
Twelve Bodies Recovered from
Single House in Peru?Six
Suffocated in Crowd of
age in Indianapolis.
Indlanapolto, March 26, Nlghl fr'H
upon n?n?ii sa ?-ft Indiana o Ith bu! lit?
tle i-omforl for Its fnanj thousands of
Rood . ittert ? . ? ton -? n atlve r< i1"'? -
? rom ihroughoul the state ? ?! Imate th?
ol ufe in noi fewei than IWI a hile
,,,, i, i.i ri ni??! - from i arloua points
ndicated thai p-osslbly man) mon have
i. : i ?n-,i There is none to attempl
even a guea al iht prop? rtj damagi
Communication establiahed with fon?
nerai ill? from ? here ? lov? i nor Bal
?ton on T lei da re* el ved frantic ap?
peals foi ? Id thai h? was powerless to
;. nsa ' r i-i ought ui ? i II d i umora
thai ,,? leas) :??' i persons i?? :? ahed In
Brook* III?. Franklin > tountj. on Mon?
nlghl l'n? unfit m- ?i dispH i ? ?
i, om ihe same i ? ?s on d< thai the
?mall? i toa na of Met mora ? ?in fin
ii. m..m are awepl nws - om
i ? ' ?
[?ate aft? i :.n "i ' ? '''-m Peru,
?? ,-| ii, i.. thro igh Bou I ti Bei ?l
? hal ' >?? ell ?? bodies ??> e?re re ovei ed
fi ,,iv fit ' ? then ? nd In ilsl
th? iarg? il deal h tl? ires i"i
? ta dg? i i'- ?i !'?. . i
?? ipii ?
gn ,?i Rood dlstrl i Indiana
|-,,i ? \\ .i i ? Ltoganspoi i? ette
. nd T< rre ........
. ? . . lamage, u
practlcall all publl itroyed
?i ? a? ii
O?" i if Inestimab?
l ! .i na polls ha ? ? 11
n the western | i I th?
gr< I expHi . Rlvei
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during the d is
w ? -i i ndl ? ?
Three dlstin? iti pr?
ati h o? i fea
? . ? ? ? i ; ... . ? - 1 !
entire a ; ? ' ? ii <?f Indi ma in thi o ?
?s towns and VVa
!??. I? ? '. ? I
? ? ? i ? Indiana, wll
?VVhil a -.
I hi i vi . ?
lia te. ?
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? ? he lunvrina ?ants of thi
Peru deal it ?
; ? ? !.. ?? i .... | mdn ?I
? ??? l fr..iii i
Sew Castle, tw<?
om fr??ni Mon nd flu
? ? ti-rda
am Pi I ? ? ? ??! a single
... . .
at ? i-.. ked i.'" buildingi n ? m ? Il
do w n l ?a- n Ria wen said ; ? ?
ited.in til?- rroa'di al tl
? out of watet
\ ? i rf-ganspoi ' flood waters of
\\.. ?ash .?i ? sixtei n f< ? I ?l? ? ?,? on Ihe
ol Hi? Pennsj h anis Railroad
nation, and ? sdet ? ti om i hi Cul n
'i Itarj ?\cademi wen ? he?l In I?
ganaimrl !?? i I It I ? i ? icue
in \\ '. -i Indi mil. ale
aftei moi hi i add* ?i in thi hoi i -u - uf
the ti.i itor) during lhe entire iia>.
Nlghl f? 'i ; In re on an un? omi I I
wo . "'. res? ?-. iftei moi ? i han tit ??
i, mdn d ptrwn I id - ? ? n tak< n ? ?
Ingl? landing elation .n Blalne ?? ? en ???
.?ml Morris ' i ? ? I a h< i ?? fa? illtiei wer
as<*d to ninete) n i oa boal ?, a
launch and iwo ? s no? i
Manj \? ??in- n rescued In (Ves! Ind I?
?i?"'i.-, were taken fi ??in ; heir tl.I? I
home .m? nsclous, or auc< un In ?l lo
ib?? excitement sftei realizing th i
?v ? re .-?? fe l'n \ si* la m a pi ?? u na bl? lo I
m eel th< ?i? tnand fot tnedi? al atten Ion
for th?- i efugi ? h snd a oi ki ?i al gn it
disadt antagi, f?n all Ih? Rood viel
? ? ? ? ?i .h < m "--ni?. .-?. en al tar "??
ini i? mot ???I from the a ater,
i ?? ?? in m?; thai ?i cria! waa on < hi
t?te, ? ;?? ? mor Balaton Issued a pn?
lama! Ion lo nlghl calling n i he ? m
"ii ? of Indiana I.nti Ibut? mean
for th?- flood Buffer i i ol the Hate
The Governoi saya thi numbei of dead
rnnnol noa h) approximated, bul the
1. propart* will run Into millions
of dollai -.
Hugh Dougherty, a ha'nkei of Ind?
lana pol I -? a - made trust) ?? to rei eh e
? ii- ? i. ??i drafts, and Adjutant i len
? ral <;????ige w \i? <to) ?.?..???? ?lit?- t?-?i
In i ? ? elt ?? f'.<??i and i lothlni
Indianapolis atreetears remain aland?
Ini m the strsata whars thej were
?toppad i eat? i?i.r mornini a hen tti*
power house waa flooded, ??ii Interurban
Unas are al .i atandatlll and tii?- steam
roada ??i'- having poor au?*c***aa In k?'|
tlng trains out <>f tit*- ? ?t\. The arg ter
m i \ i?. probabl) ? ?mu..i i?. raaum? ?i
within tiiin.x-.mix houra All available
water auppl?ias ;?r>- being tasad t<> tti*
iiiiiini-t to provide ,i scanl supplj of
i'', i. Bryan preaidenl of Indiana
?University, announced ?postponement of
A Dream Come True BEI
il the freight car at the
door of the manufactur?
er's loft, ready to receive
shipments, ready to take
them, without interme?
diary trucking-, to any
part of the country.
Has it come true in Man?
hattan? No, and it never
will ! Rut it's the day's
pleasant routine of the
tenants of our Model
Loft Buildings in Brook?
fte '" />'/?. i
100 Broad Street, V. Y. C.
Hi.? opening of lh? spring term, which
\?,<s in have bet n to-di . . until railroad j
n. i \ i ? m;i\ i?.? re-astabliahed t" r?i....tn- '
ington. No atudanta have ?been able lo
r- a? h ihe unit eraH)
The ? ? ; ? s t s|.,iii ?.f the ?Veal Waahlng? :
ton atreel bridge fall Into th" 1It er late
this afternoon, and shortly afterward ?.
pi? i aaahed oui b? neatii th? Kei
tu? k - ?i >?!. ??? bridge, neai I ? ?? mile be?
low, which is momentarily expected to
k. >? wa> cotnpletel; Thli lea vea ont)
th.? < ?n?.. r .1 ? ?nu?' traffic bridge and
two railroad brt?*_g? a, a hi? ii ? an "joa* '
sibl? be tiped In rea? le work In ?V?
SiXl ,'?.-- ng? i T..ins :.i" shut ??nt ,
x't the ' it;, "ti th? lint?? entering from
Hi? Weat, and all the paaeengera pre
practical!? sharing the loi "f th.- honte?
?. r ?,,. ?
\ mptinn ?Pan hial ?School, In
. i MK'' of Path? i .i" ? i Wt ber, la
si-? it? ring and teed i - ooe hun
?it? .1 a .?in. n ..t"i . ti. ? ? ?
Pei [nd Uarcl _''? VIvM d?lai' i
"f ti ? .-?-:"- ?' ??? i which vialti I
Peru a ?? I? ai n? ?i late '??-?l.. . a hen
f - ? ded t? i ropelllng :
through the Inundated itreeja. Th ?
a ? r?
\ imber of pera? wned esi
? rom alai lo ? - higl as I hree
dei ? ?< -? wholly aul m? rged
Numl melcas, 7,500
properl - **-'..".? m i? ?? i. ?.
Ta " li .t.?.. ? 'i .- nd t -.' enl y-fit i
i : ? moved
? : I al 1'. m
W ni a ll||
min ? . ? ? .?
Dndint ? -.?
? ?? ? e wa tel rga
m .i.."t" .i in ? i" ourtho
i eu aei m 8 o 1111 f*e n d a nd
cilles h???i ?.'.t iufflcf?nt boats t" '.ir?.'
n t.. the nearest 'h ? land ihr ??
ii, ? aw -:...?.?. i- falling heavily, j
? ? . . ? ?
the lack of
la in leant ?u|
Ma .? ? I
? n th? : ? the
???. - ? : ? - - * : :
m? et li ? ?. - ra tell <?t'
of met -
ging l tu?
m ? ii au? ;ini and ? -
TELL OF CONDITIONS
Persons in Sight of Dayton
Describe HaiTowing Scenes
and Serious Fires.
? . lo the al
i ?teil last night
? i .
? r? ?I ?a- ti.-.iistuitt.'.l t,, th.? At.t.n?,,'
rehteanwta and TM? graph Cbrnpany'a tut
tion al i'ii?.ii.t"ti six mil..- i,<-rih r,lirr
thai i.'.it.t the itMaaagaa r-*eetv<Ml arete to,.
ward? o In ?xubatan???? i" this ??it?, and given
(Nil ?it tiio company's otitiu iVre
Al ?? late iKHir the ?wm-May ?????*illLi-?
thai u had etrtaUIahed ? 1.i.tpbt>n<> itatioa
al the Hood limit In North Dayton, ylutsn]
an operatbr in charge and tamed .
Mon ,,\et- !.. th? . I'liimitt??.- of -a'. t> fol ?.
ii.??os. All ?in\ tin- i.i'?|.|."i,'. ?,.,?,., h8,,
?..?.?n succeaalvely tapped b) (-ompai tat
t?i?.?.??.-. .?t graduall) Bearing poinfp t?, t?..,
!!.".?i..i ?it\ ?and iMaaagaa ?seal to the
Phonetoa -gatton. These inaeeage? cm?
Armed man) points la otjtet bcc-miqu 0r
!'??? d?!aaatar ;,ii(i th- progrtaaa of th?
??m? m the most imp?t tant ,,. ..-,?,. ?. ,,.
"aired late last night. Mated '?..n th?
aerlous li - thai had been ragtag ..,.*
then died oui
still later, how? ???:.,?
"''*"' the feat I oui b u nina
?Dayton , .. ;.. ??,,,.,,
our olB? e her? un. haa
r,x>\\ so the fire ?haa practica i :
to ' heck It."
?lived al the P
tii?.i a bou l th" mme time ..t ?i t, mi nltted
her? said the ton. oi .*. |us waa on Ira
Thei e wa i no ? onflrmation ol tl
"Th? i ?? : .. ??.'?i"..! building .-..i'i i.
tain bI* hundred persona ??n.l Indication?
??? ? ti. .t u would ? ollapee In a
Te " ii ' n ????'?i. using a pi
".??i t.. \ ;.??.?. i i.?? s? ? ne had to be
Into rescu? Bei le? b3 t he poll? ?
pointa <?t' ahotg u -
i'??..|i!e ar.? being tranaferred to ??????
? "' as | oasib ?? w it h the
? ? - it hand. Partners and otl r
? - are n. Ing to pi \.- I upon r?
one? to go to the reacuen
moal ? ' ? ? - '
ked up refuse I
all ha\ " ix ? n r??-? ad
S'ational ? 'ush Regfat? r C?*n
la al work making bo? ?
?|'h?? beautiful at? | - ?
"? ? "...mi...'..- in pa ? ^s
? in? "f our ? mi ? turn? 1 thu
t'enlng tt".'.i i Ix noi th i d< ol th?
r Dayton sa
there an I ' "??* ??r<- mid
langer of I
orn In one
a ?'- t'"i n II
a hile II ?'? i - being ? on?. ? ad .to
i ' eaaary aid
la fro i
?? . on? and ?* I ?
In North I)
he t - ? of
eei ? ? --?
GOVERNOR COX FEARS
VILLAGES WIPED OUT
Hardlv Less Than a Miracle. He
Says, if Some Are Not De?
stroyed by Floods.
"The ? \..< ' ?at?-*. ??? ?" ? ? ' ".
resset the ui
? ? ?
- ? ? ?ayi
Veal iu ad
v, . geroua
I klngu Rl vei
M ? .
munlcatlon -? ?' aoo i Ma
. Rtvei it ? ? ?
. i. ,i. bed, ??in - ? .
that th? ?Hating ? - ? ?*->
men ??????'? on t? M i l
? Special Notice
Account Western Floods
On nccounl of floods m Ohio <-in<l Indiana ill Irani
service to points on the P. C. C'.&St I.. Ry. | Pan Handle
Houle) via Pittsburgh lias been temporarily discontinue!*
Cincinnati is accessible via Washington, and the C'hcsa?
pcake \ Ohio Ry. Columbus, Ohio, can be peached via \m
Cliesapeake \ Ohio Ry. and the Norfolk-. Western Ry.
Trains for ( incinnati v i;t Washington leave Neu ^ ork.
Pennsylvania Station,9:15 A. M.. 1:08 IV M. and through
: train at .">:0S l\ M.
All train service to points on the Ft. Wayne Route
west ?if Alliance lias ?been temporarily suspended.
A limited number of Chicago trains are running
I through via Alliance, Cleveland and the Lake Shore
The sale of tickets has been suspended t<> all points to
which train service is interrupted, hut will he resumed as
soon as the train service is restored, of which prompt notice
will he ?riven the publie. Consult ticket agenta.