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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 27, 1913, Image 10',
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of bad, weather... They, play ,a palrrof
games in Savannah-with Newark.
With Marshall, an Ohio leaguer in
the bbx, the Phillies hlahked Raleigh
7 to 0. Marshall allowed 'Only four
hits in." the nine innings. Lobert and
Luderus, were the hitting stars for.
-the Phillies. '
The Athletics, with games booked:
in Indianapolis will abandon their!
schedule and leave Louisville directly
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RESCUER TELLS OF HORRORS
. HE WITNESSED AT DAYTON
,: Dayton Om (direct) March 27.
.Charles Hyanprn;.a rescuer,,who
"has . gone aet,-h6s,in--.the' local
'flood than, "gnyL other raan-hag dared,,
returned from his'-fcurney earlyrtbisj
-morning unnerveu-Dy-wnat rne -saw.-and
heard. . ,v J.
His, story on his return was the'
first one to disclose tfie awful mys-"
teries lying behind the water that cut
off most of the city from the rest of
tne ;wpriq. x -r
Here is ,Van ."Horn's-;story --as he
dictatedat; tQa-Unitedress- corres-.
.pondentY " " "-"
By C. H. Varv'Horn.
. I hope my eyes .gxe 'never to be
punished again with such sights as
were inflicted uppn; them last night,
and during the early morning hours.
This awful happening cannot be
exaggerated. It has been said that
500 are dead. I should say at least
2,300 are-dead. We went to Third
and St Clair.streets, which is farther
than, anybody had gone before. Twice
theboat was struck by-human bodies.
They turned like spools on a machine
in the whirlpool. We Teached out and
touched the head of a woman once
and the second time we touched the
bearded face of a man.
"e went as near to the fire as, we .
possible could go. Some of those
penned, in the buildings must have
seen us, because we heard their cries
for help. .We looked up and saw.
some people standing at windows.ahd.
then $aw them fall back -into the
We ccjildn't-do a thing for them.
When we finally had to leave the
scene of the fife, two blocks were
ablaze, Third and Fourth streets, be
,tween;St Clair and Jefferson.
- We heard cries-of people who must
'have'been.a-sguafe away, and some
oftfiese. cries came'from the direction
of the Beckei House. The whole pf
Dayton is likely to burn down unless
the fire is putout We could do noth
ing here, so we rowed down to the
Adams Wholesale House, farther up
tfie street, and there were able to res
cue five women who were prisoners.
This.buildlng was at that time threat
ened by fire. - ' -.
The women were in a second-story
window,.but I was unable to get:lose
to thewihdpw because of the cur
rent -Sr.reamine to -us to save them.
ithey jump'edl'ihto the water. They,
were pulled out and saved.
We. then towed down to Clinton
street and there" we got two girls, out
"pf a residence. They had been stand
ing for; eight.hqurs up to their waists
ih.,watfir. VVe took them 4.0 the. hos
pital in a boat and one of them, died
on the way;- I never again swantuto
live, a night, like this.,", , '
LOCAL R.R. TRAFFTc'CRIPRLED .
"Because of the Ohio floods and the
many tornadoesr in -the last week,
Chicago is completely cut off from a
good many sections of the country.
There are very few .trains leaving or
entering-the city. Railroad traffic,, is
badly 'hampered aqd the railroads'
losses-are "estimated to be around
War Department sent order late
yesterday toFort Sheridan to hold
three troops olS cavalry in readiness
for transportation to the flood dis
tricts of Ohio. It is reported that
they will be ordered out some time ,
today. Medical corps will probably
accompany them. ' "
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