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'heavy is not as -enormous as "at first
mklinvcdurity, in "the south, is
hardest hit. Brookville and sev-
al smaller towns have been partly
I wholly destroyed. It is certain,
rever, that- the loss of life in this
vipinity will not reach over 50. Re
lief work is' proceeding rapidly,
though the stricken district covers ak
large area. -
In Indianapolis a-perfectrelief or
ganization nas full control of the sit
uation.' Refugees are housed in pub
lic builjUngs, and boats loaded with
provisions have, made trips to West
Indianapolis and Broad Ripple.
tMany peopIe refused to" desert their
homes, and stocks of provisions were
given them by the rescuers? :
'West IndianapoliB, where the loss
of- life was rumored to be 200, will
not have a death list of over 10.
Water, street car and-gas service was
partially resumed. Only, local mails
are' being delivered, railroad -service
still being uncertain.- (
With every wild rumor and report
sifted to its source, this.-is the true
situation throughout the1 flooded dis
trict of Indiana 'today. '
.Property damage may be even
heavier than at first estimated.
Though the waters are subsiding,
y will be months bef ore Ordinary con
'aitions off life are resumed. Linesof
communication have been swpt.
away, Tailroads.have -had miles ot
track washed-out, and bridges all
(over the state have Been destroyed.
In Indianapolis, for example, three
.city bridges, two interurban bridges
and two railroad bridges were wreck
ed.. The destruction ofl the West
Washington street, .ana Meridian
street bridge will interrupt for
months traffic between the central ;
and, the west and northern section of.
MADIA FAILTO APPEAR
Frank Madia, garage, owner, al
leged fence of the Teddy Webb auto
bandit crew, failed to appear in Judge
Kerstente, court this morning to an
swer a charge of receiving stolen
i Madia, Who was, arrested when
Webb killed Detective Hart, was(ats
liberty on $5,000 bail. Judge Ker
sten ordered the bond forfeited, and
issued, a new warrant forMadia.
King George was shot within a few
steps of Salonika police headquarters.
Insults are being handed the police ,
all over the world.
SUMMARY OF FOOD SITUATION TODAY
Water -receding In all flooded dis
tricts of Ohio and Indiana.
Rescue parties report a general re
duction in death estimates. t
Piqua and 'Peru,, the two smaller
towns in Ohio and Indiana, respec
tively, where the greatest" loss of life
had- been reported give -new death
fire extinguished: marooned thou
sands- rescued by militia and lifesav
ers in boats; deaths now estimated
at 200 to 500. .
New' peril in Ohio, river valley,
where rising water threatens Wheel
ing, Cincinnati, Evansville, Ind., and'
Cairo, HL, with worst floods in years.'
Dayton and Columbus under mar
tial law'; no sightseers allowed to
alight from the few trains that have
entered' the Dayton district; railroad
commandeered by militia by order
Tratolbads of, supplies getting into
Conditions In Dayton toprovmgjj A number 'Of-'cases of pneumonia
developed by women and children" '
survivors of Dayton led to the fear of
a -general epidemic- from exposure;
breaking of all sewer mains threats
enB epidemic, of typhoid; government:
sanitary' engineers taking eyery pre-. ,
ventive measure possible.,