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WASHINGTON, FltLDAY EVENING, MAKCH 28, 1913.
PBICE ONE CENT
IN RUINS OE DAYTON
DEATHS LESS THAN
SENUL FOR BODIES
AND COLUMBUS SHOWS
FLOOD DISTRICTS; STRICKEN
ALU NS, FATHER
AHD SON, CO TO
Floyd and Claude, Virginia
Clansmen, Pay the Extreme
Penalty at Richmond.
THEIR LAST FIGHT VAIN
Governor Mann Refuses to
Interfere Outlaws Frofess
Innocence to Last.
RICHMOND, Va., March 28. Floyd
and Claude Allen, Virginia clansmen,
went to their death in the electric
chair at Richmond today. Their fight
for life, in which they never gave up
hope, was in vain, but they both died
with protestations of innocence on
The father stepped into the chair
at 1.26 o'clock, and an instant later
the deadly .current went crashing
through his body. Four minutes' later
his eon, Claude, met a like fate.
Stoical to the last, with the moun
taineer's grim fortitude, father and
son 'went to death in the electric
chair here today, "expiating with their
lives the Hillsville murders of a year
Esrlv this morning the governor Is
sued a brief statement saying that he
still had no doubt as to the guilt of the
condemned men and hat the lay must
take its course. Soon after his arrival
at the capltol several detectives were
placed outside the executive offices to
protect the governor against possible
violence from cranks.
booking careworn and appearently
eager to resume the reins of the State
government. Governor Mann returned to
Richmond shortly before noon, and was
rushed in a taxlcab to the executive
offices in the. Capitol. He refused to
make a statement. It developed that
as soon as he reached Alexandria he
wired the secretary of the Common
wealth: "I am In Virginia, and I am still
governor of Virginia."
The Allen clan were possessed of a
power which dated back for generations
and which took unto Itself the dominion
over life and death. Time and again
the Aliens have defied the law. and as
their power grew they became more
Insolent. It was their boast that none
of their breed should knuu any law,
nave God's and their own So when a
Jurv found Victor Allen guilty the clan
made good Its boast. There was a
flash of steel, a volley, and when the
shrieking spectators who had fled cring
ed back again they found Judge Massle
dying. Sheriff Webb dead, and Prosecut
ing Attorney Foster mortally wounded.
Tried For Perjury.
Victor Allen, a few months before, had
been a Government witness in a moon
shining case. He was sullen and the
testimony he gae was decidedly In
favor of the defendant. A few weeks
afterward Allen was arrested for
perjury. Floyd Allen assaulted the of
ficers when they seized his son, but
thev managed to take the young man.
mad with rage, to Jail. March 14, after
a tral of two dajs on the perjury
charge. Judge Maseie instructed the
Jury. Tho little courtroom was packed,
and as Trosecuting Attorney Thornton
L. Foster dared to excoriate not only
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Crest Is Passing, and Waters
of River and Tributaries
Probably Will Subside.
There is no further danger of flood
waters In the Potomac river, according
to officials of the Weather Bureau.
From this on the Potomac and Its
tributaries are expected to subside.
Bains have ceased throughout the Poto
mac drainage area, and the crest Is
passing. By tomorrow the river may be
a foot or two higher in Washington,
but that, it is expected, will be the last
of the rise.
A Weather Bureau telegram from
Harpers Ferry this morning said that
the river gauge thcr thU mornlp- read
17.4 feet. Eighteen feet Is the line of
flood danger. Iower water Is antici
pated at this point.
$2.50 Philadelphia and Return.
$2J!5 Chester and return: $2.00 Wil
mington and return; Pennsylvania Rail
road next Sunday. Special train leaves
Washington 7:20 a. m. Consult Ticket
Agents for further particulars. Advt.
FLOOD DANGERS ON
POTOMAC NOW OVER
First Pictures to Reach Washington Showing Scenes in the Flood-Swept Districts
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Upper Left The Outskirts of Columbus at the Start of the Inundation. The Loss of Life Occurred In This Sec
tion. Upper Right This Picture Was taken a Few Minutes Before the Dike Went Out and Loosed the
Water That Flooded Lakeside, Ind. Lower Seething Waters of the Miami River Creeping on the Town of
London, Ohio, Which Is Now Under Water.
"NOT GUILTY," IS
Widow of the Admiral in Court
Answers Charge of Poison
ing Her Husband.
PLYMOUTH, Mass.. March 28 Mrs.
Jennie May Eaton today formally plead
ed not guilty to an Indictment returned
by the Plymouth county grand jury,
charging her with the murder of her
husband. Rear Admiral Joseph Giles
Eaton, by systematic slow poisoning.
Her attorney. William A. Morse,
waited the reading of the six, counts
against her and she was Immediately
taken back to the Plymouth Jail, when
she will await trial at the June session
of the superior court.
She was held without ball.
Flood at Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG. Murch 28. People In
the lowlands In this vicinity are rushing
to the higher places In and about the
city today owing to the alarming rise
nf fhe RiiROuehanna river. The flood
situation became more alarming here to
day when the river passed the danger
point of 17 feet. At 8:30 a. m. the
waters had reached a level of 18 feet
S Inches. It Is continuing to rise at the
rate of ZVt Inches an hour.
Hearty Thanks From
Governor of Ohio
President Wilson this afternoon
reccired the following telegram
from Governor Cox, of Ohio:
"ffc are more thnn grateful for
the good thing jou are doing
for our State."
PLEA OF iS
COLUMBUS. March 2S. Bodies recov
ered hero were identlned as follows.
IMA COOPER, five, 1103 Sullivan ave
3.'. South May ave-
MRS. JOHN STOTTLER. 33 South
MRS. DKI-A Mc.VER.VEV, 237 Skid
MISS ALMA DISS, sixteen.
MRS. WITHEV, Kimball street.
MRS. GREENLEE, 715 West Broad
JOSEPHINE UNDERWOOD. 11 Cy
press avenue, frozen to death.
ALBERT UNDERWOOD. 13 Cypress
The known dead In Dayton:
GEORGE MORGANTHALUi:. War
ren and Vine streets.
J. N. HAVERSTICK. manager Bell
L. C. IIAUI'T. police operator, wife,
and three children.
MRS. COLLINS, and child.
I.ILLIF EYUHYMAN. -.1 Bolt street.
MRS. SCHMIDT and daughter. Mrs.
ANTON SHAUTI.Ii Vine street, near
MRS. CARRIE SCHUNTZ. Vine, near
MRS THOMPSON. Burns street.
GEORGE RICHARDSON. Wayne and
SMILEY CUPP. Jr.
JESSE WALLACE. 105 Montgomery
ETHEL EIDERMAN, Richards and
Mrs. ABEL, 25 Burns street.
Mrs. LILLIAN TINGLE V, forty-four.
JOHN F. GARBER.
Hundreds Flee to Hills.
EVANSVILLE, ind.. March 28 Terri
fied by the effects of a iccent flood
from which thev have Just recovered,
and reports of the catastrophe through
out tho upper Ohio valley, hundreds of
persons living in the lowlands In this
vicinity are fleeing to the hills today,
as the Ohio continues to overflow Its
banks . The rher Is rising at the rate
of six inches an hour.
BEGUN IN EARNEST
Red Cross and Government
Have Money, Clothing, and
Food for Stricken Persons.
Relief work h the Government and
the Red Cross has begun Twenty-four
hours of energetic, systematic prepa
ration materialized in concrete results
today Wttlirn a comparatively few
more hourb an immense amount of ac
tual relief will have been extended the
flood ' sufferers. The Government Is
taking part today In the remaining
tasks of rescue
Money raised by the thousands, food
and clothing on their way tonight,
several corps of organized workers
nearlng Dayton and other Hood
stricken cities these and other fea
tures of the situation gave heart to
day. The grave tear of pestilence re
mains Tho following Calient facts developed
today in the Washington relation to the
Memberh of the House or Representa
tives called a mass meeting at the Capi
tol tonight, when the, will make per
Rockefeller Gives $15,000.
The National R.-d Cross has received
J150.0U0, and is receiving more every
hour. Fifteen thousind came from John
D. Rockefeller and Henry C Frlck.
Washington men and uximen gae
The Trensurv Department announced
that six of Its life-savers trom Lmils
vllln Ky.. had urrlwd wVth the.1.
boats nt Dayton, and were engaged In
the work of rs"iie
A delayed telegram from Assistant
Impector Henderson of the life sav
ing service at Ch'cago to General Su
perintendent Allen today announced
the saving of seventy-five inmates of
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Next Sunday. March 30, Pennsylvania
Railroad. J2.50 round trip. Special train
leaves Washington 7:20 a. in. J2.25 to
Chester and return; $2.(rt to Wilmington
and return. Consult Ticket Agents.
RUSHES TO AID
Way Into Mountains
Held Back by Big
By CARL D. GROAT.
Staff Correspondent of The Times,
WILIAMSON, W. Va., March 28. The special train
of the United States Government, having on board the
personal representatives of President Wilson, is rushing to
the flood-devastated center with as much speed as railroad
safety will allow.
Secretary of War Garrison, who will direct the work
of rescuing the sufferers and caring for them, is issuing or
ders hourly for the dispatch of the work.
A wireless outfit, manned by McEntee, the Govern
ment's crack operator and wireless expert, is transmitting
the messages, and the Secretary of War and his staff will
find a part of their work already completed, once they
reach the flooded district.
The first Chesapeake & Ohio train to leave Cincin
nati during the last twenty-four hours should reach Wash
ington at 6 o'clock tonight, nearly twelve hours late. On
board this train are hundreds of Washingtonians and vis
itors to the city, who will bring with them additional news
of the flood and the1 devastating windstorm which has
wreaked such havoc in the Middle West.
All day long McEntee has tried to communicate with
the Arlington wireless station. Maybe he has succeeded.
Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, chief of staff, is with Secre
tary Garrison, ready to carry out his every order. Geneal
Wood not only will diect the soldiers and militiamen in
Ohio and Indiana, but will pesonally supervise the rescue
work, and the issuance of supplies to the stricken.
Secretary Garrison will be supreme in the flood stricken
States. To him has fallen the work of carrying out those
things which he thinks the President would have done.
President Wilson, before the Secretary of War left Wash
ington on the relief special yesterday, told him that he
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Officials Feels j
On Board Governments Special
ABLE TO WORK
Supplies Reach Scenes of
on State, First Time
Slowly receding water in Dayton and Columbus this
afternoon permitted rescuers to make effective search
for bodies. Leaders of the rescue parties predicted that
before nightfall they would be able to ascertain almost ex
actly the number of'deadin'the two cities.'
Nothing has developed so far to lead to the belief that
the loss of life will reach anything like the number reported
dead in the first estimates. ,
Columbus, rather than Dayton, occupied the attea
tion of the relief organizations which will care for the Ohio
flood sufferers today. The district flooded by the Scioto
river was under martial law, wrthnwIiHamen in boats pa
trolling it and rescuing docam of families marooittdifc Ifca
houses there. Bodies are bhg recovered as rapidly as
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possible and taken ta an, improvised morgue fee kieatiska
tion. - , . ' " v.
Advices from the Ohio capital, said that the relief
workers had the rescue work well in hand and that a posi
tive statement regarding the actual number of dead and
homeless would be available soon.
Conservative estimates of the dead in Ohio placed die
figure as low-as 600 for the enure State. Equally cont
servative figures obtained at Indianapolis placed Indiana's
total death list at as low as 100.
Even the most radical claims, however, based upon
any semblance of authoritative facts, kept the total death
list within the 1,200 mark.
Throughout Ohio, railroad and wire lines have 'been
completely demoralized. Practically no trains are moving
save to carry supplies and rescue parties to the stricken
district. In Indiana a very similar situation obtains.
Reports from the flooded district of Ohio stated that
the weather was clear but cold, and that the rain and snow
storm that has been practically continuous for four days
seems at last to be over.
Every available lineman, track repairer, and bridge
constructor that the railroad and telegraph companies can
rush into the stricken district is being worked today and
restoration of communication everywhere is certain very
Briefly the situation is:
Waters receding in all flooded districts of Ohio and
Rescue parties report a general reduction in previous
A number of cases of pneumonia developed by women
and children survivors at Dayton led to the fear of a gen
eral epidemic from exposure; breaking of all sewer mains
threatens epidemic of typhoid, Government sanitary en
gineers taking every preventive measure possible.
Piqua and Peru, the two smaller towns in Ohio' and
Indiana, respectively, where the greatest loss of life had
been reported, gives new death estimates well below fifty
Dayton conditions improving; fire extinguished; ma
rooned thousands rescued by militia and life-savers in '
boats; deaths now estimated at 200 to 500.
New peril in Ohio river valley, where rising of water
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