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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 27, 1913, Image 7

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Bwimmihg- about the building and i
went under.
Two lads rescued from "this .Build
ing told stories of hbrror'.of what
had happened -when the panic be
came general and the cry of "Women
and children firstj"i,went up. ,
Hundreds- of- men have been left
behind in their flooded .homes after
their families were moved because
there -wasno room for-them in the
boats. . I
They are watching the approach of
the fire while their families f from
places of refuge, can see "the" devas
tating work of the -flames. " .
Already the human-kill is .becom
ing visible. - '
" From the south shore cah.be seen
bodies of men, women" and ' children
floating, vnth,- the debris of. houses
and the., carcasses' of 'horses. They
are carried jpast 'swiftly. '
It is thought that few, if any," of
tie bodies' of those who have "perish
ed will berecovered in. Dayton.
Wbodlawh cemetery chapel is to
be the morgue for' the "catch' from 'the
flood. , , . ' ;
The first bod'yrecovered.todayrwas
that of Lillie Eidmann oMcClain and
Milton streets. v She 'was' 'drowned
Tuesday whe'nthe-bbat in wliichshe
was being rescued capsized. Her body
was found near the Hickory " street
school!
The body of -the policeman who
was, drowned. Irying to' rescue her has
not been recovered. - -
Abbie and Mamie Hedges and Mrs.
Alexander; of 21 HessNStreet, were
rescued-today. '. -
TURNED.aNTO A GING "jIVER

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