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lars would be needed"in Dayton alone
for this purpose.
More money and more food was
the cry that went up from the strick
en district today. Marietta, Ports
mouth, Irontown and Ohio river
towns were in urgent need of sup
plies. Zanesville asked for help. Day
ton today sent out an appeal for food
and supplies. The local relief com
mittee is sorely in need of money,
clothing and food supplies and for
The number of bodies recovered
from the Columbus flood district up
to today was 75. Three were unidentified.
Indianapolis, Ind. Typhoid fever
germs were discovered in 25 out of
the first 60 wells examined in flooded
West Indianapolis and the bad wells
were closed forever by the health
There were about 1,000 such wells
in the flooded district and the work of
examination is being pushed rapidly
to prevent a scourge of typhoid.
Janesville, Wis. Four blocks here
are today in ruins from fire and sev
eral acres of city property is under
water. Loss will be close, to half a
Meridosa, III. Seventy-five men,
assisted by farmers; worked steadily
on the levees today, hoping to
strengthen tihem against the rapid
rising waters. Water at noon today
had risen 5 inches in 24 hours. In
the lowlands about the village the
water was from 6 to .20 feet deep.
Chippewa Falls, Wis. The Chip
pewa river is on a rampage. Two big
ice gorges that have formed natural
dams across the river, one mile
above the city, and 15 miles above
here at Cobban, are backing up the
water and sending it out over low
lands. A heavy rain this morning swelled
the flood. ,
A good story was told by a, theatri
cal manager which will be appre
ciated by all who have suffered in
convenience from the defective roll
ing stock on branch railway lines. In
his early days the manager piloted a.
sort of variety show.
"At that time," he said, "I was
starring an Italian as 'Biancialli, the
strong man from Rome. One day I
was traveling from a .small' town to
a smaller town just across the bor
der. The strong man and myself
were seaed opposite a tall man with
side-whiskers. Whether the iman
overheard my conversation I am un
able to say; but when we had gone
a mile or two he leaned over and
tapped my companion on the shouL
" 'Excuse me, sir, but are you not
Biancialli, the strong man?'
"Biancilli admitted the soft im
peachment: " 'Is it true that you cn lift two
and a half tons in harness?'
" 'You can hold two men at arm's
" 'I can.'
" 'And put upfive hundred pounds
with one arm?' V -',
" 'And seven hundred with two?'
" 'Then,' concluded the man with
side-whiskers, 'would -. you kindly
raise the window for me?'"
"Do you really believe, doctor, that
your old medicines actually keep any
body alive?" asked the sceptic.
"Surely," returned the doctor., "My
prescriptions have kept three drug
gists and their' families alive in this
town- for twenty years;"
' o o
The Struggling Lawyer (pompous-
Iy) Anything unusual happen while
I was out? Office Boy (after some
thought) Yes'r. There wasn't any
debt collectors -called.1 . t