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y?' LXXII N? 24,239. ,,, ,???;? ^^^??^^ NEW-YORK, FRIDAY, MAHCll
28, 1913.?SIXTEEN* PAGES.
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PRICE ONE CEN?
"1*1 In < itj-of \far York. 4r??*?.Tt it.? and Hol?ohea.
I ICMVIIKKK TWO CBVTt.
SJ-AIN FIGHTING FOR FOOD IN DAYTON FLOOD;
VANDALS SHOT; COLUMBUS DEAD MAY BE 1,000
Treasury's Secretary Person?
ally Leads Fight on Customs
Frauds Exposed by
BOSTON OFFICIAL ARRESTED
Miss Brcnnan, Fifth Avenue Im?
porter, Held in $5,000 Bail,
Says Old "Sleeper Trunk"
Scheme Was Revived
Seven Years Ago.
William ?f? -Mi-Aiio??, 8<****>retsry of the
?jt-easury. w??k personal charge ytester
tin*, ol the lnT?Mtlgatk>n Into the ne?
"sl????*,?. *- trunk" consplracjr, d?**scriba?d
Hcluaively In Th?? Tribun,' y?BSter?day.
Th? probable greal toss t" iho gov?
?anunenl in cuaUams duties through this
?Banner of _gmigg.tng by Near York
Importera through th? port of Boston
prompt?*?, tl?? qtMotlon how the special
aif'i'ts of the TlCOSUi> ?Departm-snt r? -
mt.ir?i Ignorant of n ?scheme thai ha
bei h vogue for seven years
Enilre credit i??r th?*- discovery <?f the
was given i.y htfh ?fovernmenl
ofliiia;- t'? the deputy surveyors ?>f
both ;".rt?--. who co-operated unassisted
b* Treasun ?ag-ttnts, Into whose hands
th? detective work |g in\;iri.?bly lii
' ? i]
The ?h*?t..uuliti?.-1 ?.f the Investigation j
?_ead? .?> thr surveyors' departments iti
York ami fi?.-i. i. has !? ft no ?fur?
ther \M.ri-; for the -i???? i?i agents ?>f the
Treasur*? ?Department to a<t*complish.
John E, \\ iiki?. i?hlef of the aptscial
?agents, came here yeuterdny from
Washington and confetrrcd with cus
offlclals and ill?- prosecutor's of?
ti- ?>. H" Immediately l?ft town l.?r
Only One Customs ?Men Involved.
Hffi>r*- ?"hi<?f Wtlkle anived b? r? it
v ?is establlah-ed flgfnltsljr that tin* only
? uMonis ?ofllclal involv. d in the <?>n
?gpiracy was Terence l?- Hhevlln, of
Beaton, who, with his a if?', wag ar j
irated ti.? i-.- ytegtevday? ami who, It la I
believed, wag assisted "tiiy by civilian?]
employed on the Ptsrg.
His action had thrown open t?
pi' ion all of tho sixty-five Inepertors ?
in the ?Boston service, if it h,i?i not ,
b??n lor th? ?i?-t?-> lion f the fraud by
peputy Siir\?'>..r If. i?. Mann, of Bos- ,
t? n. ?and wfosequept ?running down of
tv g onspiratorg m Ne? Tort by the
toca! force ?>f deputy ?-nrvyor.-?. this
sut-.il? i< n might have ?rested on ?ev-ary
n:?! ? r of ?the B< stop fon e.
Tit- l_b?*ls used by 8h rtlll t?. tnurk
"si"|.?r trunks" as baggage passed b)
laspectors s/ere old labels that had
iVf-ti us.'i "in?', had fallen ?fitrat th?
kaggage as far ?back ss IM?, had li?es ^
???.ii?-. t..? '?leanssd? and ?nade r?.??iy f??r ?
_?".*'?..ry use. in fact, tb?- Inspector.
who - ?.. me wtu f?Q*rged t" th.- iai??-i put |
up?jri th?- Drewnan trunks was on ii>"
pier at the tim<- ?and did aot knoa that .
his labels, usejd legitimately In 1010, ,
ha?J ?been put ><? ?fraudulenl use by Ihel
cifi!i;u:s la ?Sh?svlln's employ.
As a result of the disclosure th?? cus?
toms officials are "gorklng now t?> de?
nse ? label of "-"at* fragile materia]
that It will not stflod wear and tsar o?
any kind for nior?- than a day. In thi?
ih- it .s boped f Jtur? ?*atadi by ttioi
i om.'nn???! on ???-???iith lime?*, mtwed cslasaa.
This Mornings Xews.
BeA-ooo ?Leeds War ?.n Snuggling - I
Taouaan-Ja Bwell Hood ?Relief Fund *
' tern .- ? R R BtfU? tin ?Boards. ?
theatrical <-<uiipanK-s in Flood.. 6
Ten Sa\??l from Wracked ihip. ?3
Na_acarta ?Benefit. ?Bay Aldennen. *
br. Priedmana Inspects M Patients fj
Ho** Tiunlc ?Fund V'?-? Bp*?nt. 9
Raanmersteln l^efies .Metropolitan. I
Cbllda'a Black Hand Lettei Up Agaln.U
"Syatem" Feels Whltsaan Lash. 16
12.200 Percent Man In-Jlcted.1B
Oeionel Mans in Twe $:?".<">" Baits ie
. ibua I?' ??th ?Lalsl Big . *
?.'.. .?.tin Maraoned ai ?Dayton???? i
Waten ?-uhtide at ?Dayton. a j
?00 I?.-;,.). S.1.VK ZanrHvlll?- Mayor...- 3^
IS?),ni.i'....... I.?,?.? to K.illroads. *
Ov.r :;.' Dead at /ati'-hville. ohlo. II
M.000,.? Loss to HuilroadH . 3
Ohl?, Rlvei ?Floods Many Town". 3
?rennajrlvania'a Dsatfe List it. 3,
?Bsa-fl MoodB in MOW York State. . 5|
taUr? Qoverament in it?*n?-f svork. 5 ,
~oni<r??.?- Muni Solve ?Flood ProWeas?. ?
M?o River ?Floods Many Towns.??? ? 8|
Atiti-?*?,?-,;,!,,?? BUI amended.^?V;
'?Vat?vr i*o?A?.r Mili Passss B?sate ?l!
?suIz?-i One-Ring Circus" Presented. .11 j
Nrfect i". s Radio Byste. Urged....111
?'?> liat?n Jii'ii?*t?-?1 for Minder.If
?Moi Dm?! l'y )iu<-rta't< Nepbeu 6:
?s?.rM.',n Aid at Adrtonople . * i
Ne? m f?.r Women. 1 i
?fdltonal . 8
So.-Uiy . 8 |
leak . 9j
ObRusi i . 91
?S|?ortn. 10 and 11 I
Army -and Navy.t.1 \
??hiPi?i nu ?.al?*
ha?anelal and Mark??!?? 18, 13 and 14
'??tal le?ate .14
TOPOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE FLOODED REGION IX OHIO AND INDIANA.
Wh?e tin death lisl in this region is not likeifeto be as large as ai first estimated, h is feared it maj reach two thousand. In every town and
, t? >hown on the map there hai been loss oi life and property.
MW S PUNY EFFORT TO HOLD BACK THE RISING FLOOD IN INDIANA.
.\ quirklj ? ???ii?ifnri"?i levee ?it take ?Me, ?rvhieli held ?kuck Ibc a nier fur ' tut hour? only. The lown is bom Inundated
NO WAY TO LOSE A BE.
Police Stop La Napierkowski
Dance at the Palace.
?m tti?? complaint of Anthony Co
st??? k ?i squad ol defectivas, under i
direction <>f Inspector Dwy?**r, descend
ii|k?ii th? mm Palace Theatre, m ?>
I.V.l Broadway, last night, and Btopp
Un pci for manee of the Pollafa dam
La Napterkowaka by placing ber und
arrest while she was doing "Th< Dan
of iii. Be?."
The audience did not m< ? I the s
tlvlty of either Mr. Corostocfc <.r the I
.-,?? i??r with approval, for some ??i II
?men Jumped to their feel and blase
while others stalked down the aisle
tii?- stage, as If to throw th? detectiv?
?jut. The management soon quieted il
The pai i ?of tli?? ?lull?1, unit Mi Con
?stock disapproved was where the youn
woman found herself surrounded by
?w_ria <?f bees, stupefied previously b
Bnit?k?v Bul "i??' ?venturesome be
sought warmth beneath the (limy ve
ttkirt ?if the dancer, whereupon ."?ii
naturally .became concerned and de
? idt-ii thai the beat meth?od <?f riddliu
herself <?'' ii??' bee su i?> twlrlini
atiuiit and removing b< r covering ??
Mils. There are seven ???' them.
S. 0. S. CALL FROM LINEF
Panama Steamship Advance in
Distress Off Cape Henry.
An s. O. B. message, Indlcatlni bur?
ri?-1 need of help, was lnt< n epted
?iinn? tiw eoasl t?te last nlgtol from the
captain of the Panama Railroad and
Steamship Company itaamshlp Ad?
ranee, bouitd i??i ?Colon, declarlns thai
she bad i? ?n struck b) ?? hear) ?sea
forward thai had smashed in her deck
The ?-?til bad been sent earlier in th??
?lay. iiui it ii?i ii"t ?reach 'luv port until
lax- in the night
AI?thAugh th)- ship was nol in Imme?
diate dnngar, there was ;? strong south?
west fate blowing ?and s heav) aea that
prompted the 8. O, S call, in the li"i?
?.i ?getting "V" r vessels In the vicinity I
to aland i?
DROWNS IN SAWDUST POOL
Baby Tries to Run Across Pile
That Is Afloat.
Two-year-old Henry Valentlnl, Ihe
youngest "t four children of George
l/alentlnl. tricad lo run across some'
. dual in a i-un?" i yard while i la: Ing
"hide and seek" y-esterda; afternoon
near theb borne, al Nc 4523 White
Plains Road, Thi Bronx.
The sawdust was afloat, .m<i so ef?
fectual!) hid ?i deep pool of water under
,i mal the tiny body was not found
until half i"i hour latt r. when one <?f
me i,-,,;.-, i childri n also wenl itir??u^)i ?t
into ?the pool.
JO CALL ON EfVTBASSY
TO AID ZELIE EMERSON
American Suffragette in Lon?
don Jail Kept from
i London, March -7 Mrs. Emerson, of
?Detroit, who ? ame to London because
?of the Imprisonment of her daughter,
HIH Zehe Enters? n s suffragette,
failed t??-?.?.. to obtain the permission of
,;,,. pi,. on authorities t<> see her ?laugh
Miss Zelle Emerson was sentenced,
along with Miss Sylvia Pankhurst, lo
?jervs ?i two months l?erm for window
?nnashlng. Both ol them ?wenl on s
|hungrr strike. Miss Pankhursl was ?re?
leased s fea days ai:?? '"n medical
gr_ indi " in s statement s hl ii t hi
laaued Utss ?Pankhurst, after describ?
ing her "ttn suflferlnge, declared that
Miss ?Emerson was practically s phyel?
Mrs Emerson says she ii.i* received
trustworthy Information that, ?her
daughter ?has been so cruell) treated
inai she has been driven mad and Ihql
her body Is covered with bruises,
??Itss gcott>Troy, at ?San Pram -is? ?
,,.???,?.-, .1 io?-nlghl tii.it she would
head s d-aputatton of American women
,,, accompany Mrs. Emerson t<? the
American Embaas: l-o-morrou t<> de?
mand the embassy's Inlt rt.mi m In -e-J
half <?' II* young ""man.
60,000 AT DAYTON
Flames Burst Out Again?200 Estimatec
Dead in Wednesdays Fire.
Dayton, Ohio. March -"/'.?With the arrival to-night in flood-stricker
Dayton of a lifesaving crew fiom Louisville, the naval militia from Toledo
trainloacls ol provisions^ and additional guardsmen, prospects for the rescu
oi sixty thousand persons still Imprisoned hy Tuesday's flood brightened
Hope vas renewed that explorations of the lifesaving crew in those dis
tricts with which communication has been impossible since Tuesday woul?
' reveal ihe true extent of the flood's death toll.
Captain Gilooley. with his Louisville crew, planned to leave at dawn for
North Dayton. Thence he was to work around to Riyerdale. placing relie
stations at convenient points.
Up to a late hour to-night verification of reports of tremendous life los:
had been impossible. More bodies were seen in the flood to-day than yester
day. and what were declared to be conservative estimates placed the numbei
who perished in the tires along Third street, between Jefferson and St. Clair
at two hundred.
Few corpses had been found, and rescue squads declared they believed
many bodies had been washed by the swift current beneath great heaps ol
Members of the State Board of Health were on their way here to-night
bringing cars of lime and disinfectants. They faced the problem of disposing
ol the bodies of scores of horses in streets from which the waters have
West Dayton. Ohio, March 27.?Fire broke out again in the central dis?
trict of Dayton to-night. It appeared to be east of the conflagration of the
previous night in the wholesale district.
The First National Bank Building in Central Dayton is burning, it was
?aid late to-night.
The flood waters have so far receded that firemen with an engine suc?
ceeded in getting across, and all persons who wish to leave are being
The 3d street bridge over the Big Miami River is safe, and it appears
that by daylight the militia now guarding the district will know the full
extent of the disaster there. Many persons there to-night refused to leave,
believing they could better secure food and clothing there than in other
parts of Dayton. _?
After a day of severe work, volunteer rescuers have removed more than
half a hundred bodies from the waters of the Great Miami River and Wolf
Cree!: and saved upward of five hundred who for two days have been clinging
to roofs or living in upper stories.
With the coming of nightfall the efforts to rescue more persons were
slacxened, and all of Dayton not in the central flood district waited in dread
lor the nightly fires which have added horrors to the already terrible
Foreigners killed their countrymen and even members of their families
in theit desperate efforts to obtain food, according to John Volbrecht, of ?
Yukawa street, in-North Dayton, who was taken from the one remaining
abutment cf the Herman street bridge to-day.
Volbreht said he was at his home with his family when the flood struck
I ?iiilliiii.il nn lliiril pagr. ???? <?n?l column
Bodies in Ohio's Capital Said t<
Lie About Streets in Heaps of
FIRE RAGES AGAIN AT DAYTOiN
Two Hundred Estimated Lost in Earlier Con
flagration?300 Dead at Zanesville, Says
Mayor?Disease and Blizzard Add
to Horror at Indianapolis.
Revised estimates of the loss of life in Dayton, Ohio, receivet
' last night, give ground for hope that the dead in all sections affecte?
; by the flood will not exceed two thousand. Investigators who pene
I trated the submerged section found hundreds safe whom it wa
feared had perished. Unless there has been great loss on the Nortl
Side, as yet unreached, there may not be more than two hundrec
, dead from the flood in the entire city. However, some estimate
j continue to place the dead at even more than 2.000. It is said 20(
; died in the fire on Wednesday.
Columbus, the capital of Ohio, bids fair to be not far behir.c
j Dayton in extent of flood horrors. It is estimated that the death
j list will run from six hundred to one thousand in the west part o!
j the city. In that section an undertaker telephoned that the deac
; were 'ying in heaps of one hundred and two hundred. Vandals art
at work looting the helpless. Deputies have been armed, with
j orders to shoot all robbers.
At Dayton the property loss will reach $25.000.000. Late re?
j ports say fire has again broken oji in the central district. The
! water has fallen from three to five feet. It was discovered that
I there were few cases of actual starvation, although a great deal ol
intense misery. Sightseers have been warned away. Tourist pas?
sengers were ordered out of an incoming train. They showed fight
and their cars were cut off the train and stalled outside the city.
The police and militia report that looters are working the central
, district of Dayton. All persons not able to give a satisfactory expla
! nation of their actions were arrested. Persistent but unconfirmed
rumors told of looters being shot. Excitement was at high pitch.
? The wildest rumolrs were in circulation and serious trouble was ex
i pected at almost any moment.
According to a North Dayton refugee, foreigners ki?ed their
' countrymen and even members of their own families in their des?
perate efforts to obtain food.
Governor Cox announced last night that he would commandeer
one or more railroad lines in Ohio and place their operation in the
hands of the military authorities. The Governor did not state which
line would be taken over, but said that the object would be to have
a direct route over which to carry supplies into Dayton and also to
allow persons having relatives in that city to reach them.
PIQUA LIST HEAVY.
Apparently authentic reports from Piqua indicated that three
, hundred were dead there.
At Peru. Ind.. the authorities estimated the death list would
I reach at least one hundred and fifty.
I At Hamilton, Ohio, fifty persons were reported drowned in the
collapse of a hotel where they had sought refuge. The Mayor of
? Hamilton says there are 400 dead in the city.
At Zanesville the Mayor estimates 300 dead.
Twenty-five deaths were reported from Troy. Ohio; thirty in
Middletown, and five at Massillon.
Deaths from the flood in Chillicothe will not exceed twenty-five,
according to latest advices. Earlier reports were that from two
hundred to five hundred lives had been lost
A report from Linton. Ind., gave sixteen persons drowned at
Howesville, twenty-five miles south of Terre Haute.
Alarmist reports were frequent during the day. In most cases
i these were quickly contradicted. Rumors that the grand reservoir
I near St. Marys. Ohio, had broken proved jnfoundt/cl. Similar re
j ports about the Lewistown reservoir proved untrue.
Seventeen persons were reported to have been drowned by the
floods in Western Pennsylvania, and thousands of workmen are idle
in consequence of the closing down of industries.
An epidemic of diphtheria at Indianapolis is swelling the gen?
eral misery there, which has been further accentuated by blizzard
END LIFE WHEN RESCUED.
An eyewitness of the scenes at Peru. Ind., tells of women, mad
! dened by the sights they saw, committing suicide when at last res
' cued. A big circus there was flooded. The elephants escaped and
are roaming the country. The courthouse at Peru is so crowded,
it is reported, that twenty refugees died there yesterday.
Flood conditions along the Ohio are growing worse. Lowlands
in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky are inundated. Still higher stages
and further dimage are predicted.
Flood conditions in West Virginia have become serious. East?
ern Pennsylvania is suffering severely. Many anthracite mines are
1 ??hut down.
Vandalism in West Indianapolis caused a threat of martial law
1 Several more deaths from drowning have occurred. Organized relief
? work has been begun in Indiana flood districts.
Northern and Western New York are flood-stricken. Heav)
nroperty damage h?.s followed in the Hudson and Mohawk valleys
and in the western part of the southern tier.
President Wilson has announced his readiness to go to the scent
of the Ohio floods if his presence will aid. Under his direction Sec?
retary of War Garrison left Washington a*, once for Central Ohio.
His train was delayed by washouts in Western Virginia last night.
Major General Leonard Wood, Quartermaster General Aleshirt
and a large party of officers, physicians and surgeons accompanied
the Secretary of War.
Surgeon General Blue, of the Public Health Service, has gone