Newspaper Page Text
y; .--.j 7'-p5rp-
Showers tonight and wanner.
Full Report Page 2.
ffite llastttatot Stme
Yesterday's Circulation, 52.275
WASHINGTON, SUNDAY EVENING, MARCH 30, 1913.
PBICE ONE CENT
FIRST FLOOD PICTURES FROM DEVASTATED DAYTON TO REACH WASHINGTON f
At Left Houses Piled On One Another Being Swept By Raging Currents Through The Street of Dayton. At Right A Scene In The Factory Districts Of Columbus. , inrM MMMkMMM-. '
f flslllllQBlwLKBllBIIIIISIIIIIIBIIIIII I &IlI
A-' v.'1- JBOJCjrv lMwittnfca; fRlHH U. p.. IVlUoi AI-.I , I
TuAvi'j.y-iK k : . ir'iaxuaraciKaaanKC 7"iijTMi . k -w. xtwir i-x rk' w s j-v v - mmm m Bbuhsf r vb v. . k m .n .miw -. -- -br ka .tav . v ..h. iMiv .k. k '
'i - l : Hi M I I IIIMM III I SHIM II I ' IliUllllllllllllllllf I WillllllllllllflillliiiillM --t-T'k . r- T- -,n
. v . c- - .. . 4 ';)Att,v .. v. nHMraxiA'yk-. H jt. ."ir'uM4Ar'yvj.i WBr.f .hhh i - .. - .. v . h
.-iilllWtiBllWyriJSiiii KiMiMiMiMiMVWBKT-iMiiillillillillillilliHiimBl 1
'. !y.'LilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllK i - i'.:-"v....!.':.--''-'-iJllllllllll VJSLO"V.i.V,:.T-;S.i:.JJ-iv'"l lllHilllllllllVHr?TKr7HilllllllllllllllllllllllHBllllllllllK iWVIirrillViBllllllllllllllllllllllSlllllllHiaVBlsBillllKfBllllllBlMB
TO AID TIMES
v.-i .- --!j -2f JT -vi.--.- -.-,,..- r ,-.
Theatrical Star Would Offer
Their Services to Raise
Fund for Flood
Every wire which comes into Washington from the stricken flood dis
trict of the Middle West brings with it a tale of suffering, the urgent need
of money, supplies, clothing, medicine and food for the poor homeless ones
who have had their every possession swept away, leaving only desola
tion and suffering behind.
For these poor people, the big theatrical benefit arranged by The
Washington Times is to be given next Friday afternoon. Every penny
realized from the sale of tickets for the benefit, which is to take place .in
the National Theater, will be turned over to the fund that is being raised
for the Immediate relief of those who have been stricken by the flood. In
turning over to The Times the National Theater, Manager Harry Itapley
has given not only the use of the playhouse itself, but all other incident
als, so that practically every penny realized will go to help swell the fund.
WASHINGTON EAGER TO SWELL FUND.
Charitable Washington has already risen to the occasion, and even
before tickets for the benefit are put on sale, the oflice of Julia Murdock,
who Is in charge of the benefit, has been besieged by those who wished to
purchase tickets for the event. Every theatrical attraction in Washington
npxt week will be represented by at least one act upon the program,
which is to be continuous from 1:30 until 5:30 o'clock.
Favorable responses from the managers of the various companies
fhat will open in Washington tomorrow have been received by Miss Mur
dock, with the result that the bill on Friday will be the biggest and most
interesting that has ever been presented in the Capital City.
P. B. Chase, of Chase's Theater, who was the first in the field in ar
ranging a benefit for the same worthy purpose, has definitely stated that
Nat M. Wills, Washington's favorite comedian, and several other enter
taining features from bis playhouse will appear on the bill next Friday.
Manager Thatch.er, of Poll'6, has consented to allow the Poll Players to
appear in a one-act playlet, written by himself, which is now in rehearsal,
under the direction of.Gcorgc M. Lask.
Shep Camp, Uies jolly principal of "Snobs," which is to be seen in
tie Academy Theater next week, will contribute a delightful number, and
little Miss Helen Hayes, of the Columbia Players, will give her character
song and dance in imitation of Bessie Clifford.
-"GRIFFS' COMEDIANS TO APPEAR.
"Dutch" Schaefer and Nick Altrock will have a sketch which will
interest every baseball 4an, and Izetta Jewel, leading lady with the Poll
Players, will give 'Ten Minutes With Herself." The Washington Four are
on the program for a musical number, and members of "The Woman,"
(Continued on Second Page.) .
Photo copyrighted, 191S. American Press A riocijllon.
Marooned Residents Trying To Pull Boat Through The Streets Cf Dayton I Rescuing An Aged Couple At Columbus, Who Were Unable To Flee When
To Rescue Families. j The Levee Broke.
Son-in-Law Declares Financier
Has Simply Overtaxed His
Strength in Travel.
NEW YORK. March SO. Conflicting
reports as to the condition of J. Pler
pont Morgan based on dispatches from
Home haie been set at rest by the
cabled statement of his eon-ln-law,
Herbert J... Satterlee, who declares the
financier Is overtired, but that he will
recover his usual vigor after a period
The statement reads:
"Hi. Morgan has been isited by Dr.
Dixon of New York and Prof. Bastlan
elll, and both physicians agree that he
Is simply overtired. Mr. Morgan slept
most of the day because, owing to a
great ball being held at the hotel where
he is staving, he passed an uncomfort
able night. He enjoyed his meals to
day, however, and took abundant nour
ishment." May Go To London Soon.
Although under the circumstances it
is impossible to make an definite plans.
Mr. Satteilce is hopeful that Mr. Mor
gan will be able to leave Rome In a
short time. In this event lie will go
first to his house in London, where It
In believed the more bracing nlr will
benefit hlin. and will proceed later to
one of the health resorts.
In this city his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr.,
says that while he is anxious as to his
father's health, the conditions as re
ported to him are not alarming. From
the offices of Mr Morgan come the
news that dally cables arc of a reas-
'turing nature, that a careful examina
tion made by physicians In Roirif had
chown thefr war. nothing organically
wrong with the patient, and that bis
HAVE YOU RELATIVES
IN THE FLOOD ZONE?
Send Their Names to THE WASHINGTON
TIMES, the Only Washington
Paper That Has
A Staff Representative in
the Devastated Territory
With a corps of assistants, Carl D. Groat will
endeavor to locate YOUR RELATIVES AND
The Times has already secured reas
suring news for many anxious persons in
Washington. Perhaps we can relieve
illness was onl the usual form followed
by cases of partial nervous breakdown.
Overtaxed His Strength.
Mr. Morgan, It Is raid, tHNed his
strength too much after his arrival In
Rome from Cairo, and his physicians
have ordered complete rest for some
time to come, as the price of his re
covery. He will receive, no visits, and
Is even forbidden to play solltalrn, al
though he Is allowed to read his mall.
William Plerson Hamilton, a partner
In the Arm of J. P. Morgan & Co.. sail
ed for Liverpool on tho liner Adriatic
yesterday, but denied that he was mak
ing the trip for the special purpoo of
seeing the head of the llrm.
T am simply going at this time." he
ttlld. '"because buMnesa Is 111 s-Hl shape
that I tan manage the trip If 1 nm in
Home or any other city when Sir. Mor
gan is there It Is very likely that 1
shall see him. That lh all 1 have to
say on the subject."
Members of Congress
Give $3,000 for Relief
Ono sum of W.00O has already been
subscribed by members of Congress to
the Red Cross Hood roller fund. Two
checks, one for V. 00 and the other foi
$TV, have been turned over to Treasurer
Reesldo bv the House committee In
chnrge. The larger check Is for use In
Ohio, and the .smaller In Indiana.
Another thousand or two Is cpi-cted
carl, tnls week villi the arrival rn
W'ash'ngton o f a number of Senators
nnd Congicaamen ujntiiii; for the extra
STATE WILL PROBE
District Attorney Announces
Step Will Be Taken Stu
dent Gives Another Clue.
PLYMOUTH. March a). Mrs. Jennie
May Katon. Indicted as the murderer
of her husband. Rear Admiral Joseph
G. Eaton, by administering poison. Is
to be examined Immediately as to her
sanity, according to statements given
out today by District Attorney Barker
and Judge George XV. Ke'.Icy, counsel
for Mrs. Eaton.
"Mrs. Eaton will be examined as to
her sanity. I cannot state at present
if I shall ask for the appointment of a
lunacy commission or whethx I will
rely upon the Jail physicians." said
District Attorney Barker.
Mrs. Eaton attended the regular ser
vice this morning and seemed to be
In better spirits than at an time since
Student Gives New Clew.
She has tbeen abundantly supplied
with luxuries and every comfort from
friends outside the Jail, and manages
to keep her mind occupied so that she
does not brood nor seem to worry in
Tho Rockland medkiil student whose
advice .Mr. Eaton Is reported to 'i:ne
asked relative to the abilitj of l'rof.
Whltne. of llaivard. to detect poison
in a dead body, "todav furnished a ne v
clue In the nivstcry. which Is consliier-d
valuable bv the prosecuting attorny.
This point deals with a pill which
Mrs. Eaton Is said to have brought to
the medical student, saying she had
found It In the 'admiral's bed, and that
alio ffarcd It contained arsenic. The
pellet has been turned over to the dis
trict ttttomev, who will have It ana
lyzed. Poverty is said to b? gripping th"
Eatoi family at Asslnippi. according to
Judge Kelley, and neighbors and i lends
are contributing t" their comfort
The three women at the Eaton tv'nie
(Continued on Tenth Page.)
Fifty Thousand Starving in
Ohio Dead Hastened
to Graves Garrison
Directs Relief Work.
By CARL D. GEOAT.
'Staff Correspondent of The Times and the Only Representative of a
Washington Newspaper ivith the Presidents Relief Expedition.
DAYTOX. Ohio, March 30. An epidemic of pestilence and disease
will follow in the wake of the great flood which is sweeping the valler
of the Miami, unless the United States Government, through its medical
departments, takes an iron hand and assumes control of the situation.
While the list of the dead has grown no greater during the last twenty,
four hours, the loss of life is still great, and upon the Government ha3
fallen the task of caring for the sick and injured, of aiding the near
helpless, and seeing that the dead are quickly and properly disposed of.
The work of identifying the dead is slow. But few additional bodies
have been recovered during the day. Reports from all the stricken cities,
which have been co.ming In by telephone, telegraph, and wireless, tell of
almost unbelievable suffering and devastation. Secretary Garrison and his
assistants are doing everything in their power to alleviate pain and ren
GHOULS' WORK STOPPED.
Three of the flood swept cities have been visited by Secretary Garrison
and the army men today, and in each there was great work for them to do.
They did it, and then hurried on to where succor was more necessary.
The work of the ghouls, which sent a shudder of horror over the entire)
valley, is being stopped short. Soldiers and militiamen, armed with loaded
guns, have been sent to shadow the suspected, with instructions to shoot
to kill. The city is filled with escaped prisoners from the city Jail. These
are causing fear on all sides.
Ohio has 50,000 starving persons on its hands. The governor, of the
State says that outside assistance, except of the temporary kind, is not
necessary. All he wants, he declared, is nurses and medical assistance,
with just enough food to keep the populace alive until the floods subside.'
They then will be able to care for themselves.
The wire servlco out or Dayton, Hamilton. Columbus, and Cincinnati
is improving, and within twenty-four hours, the telegraph companies say,
it will be possible to handle all messages.
ARRIVE AT HAMILTON. . n
At 9 o'clock this morning. Secretary Garrison and his companions
left for Hamilton, reaching that city within two hours. This move was
not made, however, until all arrangements for rushing the Red Cros3
nurses, in command of Miss Mabel Boardman, now waiting in Cincinnati
(.Continued on Second Page.) '
? t - . ,. tr--
. JiRiKK-'ASSU -. " ,
2. tt&'Jassgafe'M3l ?, .... ..aV-UJWj.v .&,3 &-u -c
"r--.,. .-.-...-. -.
f ' .n.,.
Ui, -v-t . -