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A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TTO THE HOME CIRCLE
RICHMOND, KKNTUCK Y, Tlf ESDA Y, APRIL 1, 1913.
DEATH LIST IN OHIO REACHES FIVE HUNDRED
FLOOD DAMAGE AMOUNTS TO MILLIONS
Business Sections of Dayton, Middletown, Hamilton, Zanesville and
Other Ohio Cities Almost Completely Wiped Out of Existence By
Flood and Fire Loss of Lives Greatest in Dayton and Columbus
Million Dollar Relief Fund Raised Property Loss Reaches Mil
lionsRailroad Traffic Completely Paralized No Trains In or Out of
Cincinnati With Mail and Express Matter For Over a Week Ohio
' River Reached 69-Foot Stage
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PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW OF 8CENES IN FLOOD-RIDDEN DAYTON, OHIO.
THIRTY FEET OF WATER COVERED THE MAIN STREETS IN THE BUSINESS DI8TRICT TWO HUNDRED
PERSONS WERE DROWNED THE FLOOD WAS CAUSED BY HIGH WATER BREAKING THE WALLS OF
THE RESERVOIR TWO MILES ABOVE THE CITY DEATH LIST NOTAS GREAT AS EXPECTED.
Western Newspaper Union New Service.
Cincinnati, O. Under the Impetus
of torrential rains of last week, the
Miami, Scioto and Muskingum rivers
and other streams In Ohio overflowed
fhelr banks, causing the greatest flood
Ohio and adjoining states ever expe
rienced. . Entire cities and towna were
Inundated and buried beneath tons of
water that flowed through the business
and residential streets, causing great
loss otllfe from drowning and millions
of dollars in damage to property. Fires
added to the borrora of the situation
and the heavy loss.
Hoopla fled beter. .the avalanche of
water to the second and third floors
of office and high buildings, where
they were marooned for three days. In
many cases without food or water.
Lighting and heatlug planta went out
,. i...... with .,,0 . -r .h
r 7k ::::z.
tiwu, iuu iu auiivriiia) Hum uut Hav
ing beat or light was great
It will be several day before the
exact loaa of life Is known, as many
bodies went down the rivers and may
bo recovered many miles away, while
others are burled beneath buildings
that were demolished and tons of d,Btr ct "ra 0De",n1 clt treasuries and
debris will bave to be removed by the Pople,.eveI!'h.erf. rVMl"nd"
rescuers. The loss of life, as near as ,h," 'ndln"a ,1,,8l8'tur "a8
can be estimated, will be about 600. but Gov. Ralston Is sparing
Tha property loss will run Into mil-,"0 ePense ne h "at" eems ob
lloua of dollars. , llB,teJ- .
Dayton suffered tha greatest loss.L T,MS 'eSCU W0,'k' tl,e ,,liniedllil
there having been thirty feet of water Uef nd otner nioasures takeu while
In parts of the business sections of th 'ate, T rasll,g an1 o"8'"0"
ibe city. Fires added to the horrors at tandstlH attended by exclte
Uere, several blocks being burned, as ment J,d ,urn ,0 nd work wltl
are engines could not reach tha burn-' win- Dut wneB the wa,er oc down
Ing bulldlnas. Peoule in the burnlne; business resumes and tha wage prob-
buildings had to flee for their Hvbb.
and many jumped Into the murky
waters to escape the flames.
Power and lighting planta were out
f commission in a doseu cities and
' no drinking water was obtainable. The
suffering from the lack of food was
great. Bridges were washed away by
'he . score, and communication with
na part of the city with another was
cut off. This led to many alarming
rumors, and at one time tha number
f people having perished from drown
ing was believed to bave exceeded
S.O00. Telegraph and telephone wires
were down, and tho true facts regard
lug tba desperate altuation were un
obtainable for several days.
All train service between Ohio
points and Chicago and New York was
cut off for a week. Malls are over a
week lata. It will ba mouths before
train service will ba rosumed over sav
ors 1 railroads, as bridges have been
washed away and stretches of track
for distances of several miles com
No American flood elnce tha break
tug of (ba Cooeniaugb dan about
Johnstown, Pa., has dealt such a
crushing and death-dealing blow to
any cities on the continent, and it is
believed the loss will be greater than
that of tho San Francisco earthquake
Among the cities that have been
hardest bit by the flood are: Dayton,
Columbus. Zanesvlllo, Hamilton, Chilli
cothe, Peru and Lawrenceburg, lud.
EPIDEMIC OF DISEASE FEARED.
Columbus, O. The sternest work In
the flooded districts of Ohio and In-
iillina VAt tj nnni h A Aswn
tion of heaUn andThe re-r.rablUhmen,
of an Industrial b..sla.
This work, as was the case in tho
Mississippi floods of - last, year, has
X' wl l"B nva
Croi, oclotT Pert d quarterns.
of tue u
United States army
Fedoral aid in the way of rations.
tents, blankets and help have been ex-1
tended freely to the flood-stricken dls-
trlcU. The Ohio legislature has ap-
Proprlated $250 000 for relief work.
lom confronts the man with a family,
relief work falls on tho volunteer and
It. la then that tha paid export steps
In, keeps up the work so well started,
completes tbe statistics of tho disas
ter, gels famlllea that have lost their
sll ou their feet again.
W hat the loss of life has been will
never bo known accurately. The dis
trict is too wtctonpread tor au ao
curate census, llodlts have been wash
ed away and others covered with mud
and rubbish. Many of these never will
ba found. Entire families will drop from
tight aud It will never ba known
whether they were drowned or merely
separated themselves from tha scene
of tha disaster by moving elsewhere.
Tha early estimates of loss of Ufa were
grossly excessive, but the truth will
bo appalling enough. Tba money loss
is beyond estimate.
In the destruction of municipal
plants, the work of years has beca
destroyed and etrlcken communities
will bo slow to Incur future expense
uctll they bava recovered from tho
flood lossoa. It mesas rula to many
SIXTY DEAD IN INDIANA
List Expected To Grow When Water
Has Receded Danger at Evaneville.
inaianapoiis, inu. sixty lives are
known to have been lost in Indiana's
flood, which has almost disappeared in
central portions of the state, but still
is threatening Kvangvlll and smaller
cities along the Ohio River. Verified
reports show that fifty-six persons
wera drowned and four are known to
have died from exposure. Five more
bodies bave been recovered at Peru,
PROVISIONS ARE NEEDED
Medical Suppliea at
Marfctia, O. Flood condiflona la
Marietta are beyond description. The
r'ver rose rapidly and communication
was lost. All the business section of
the town is flooded and many rest
deuces are under water. There are no
public utilities In operation and food
and medical suppliea are needed.
There are many rumors concerning
a big loss of lifo, but tha swift cur
rent prevents communication to those
parts of the city where persons are
said to have been drowned.
MAILS MOVE VERY SLOWLY.
Cincinnati, O. Tha railway mall offi
cials ur trying to move tha mail
which as becu marooned during the
flood period. With the opening of
communication out of Indianapolis a
full carload of mail for Cincinnati and
points south of -the Ohio river was
moved to Louisville, and the Clncin
uatl portion Is expected to arrive here
Sunday. This Includes mail leaving
(ulcago Monday night. The superln
temleut' of the It. M. S. at Itttsburg
wired Superintendent Reed that seven
tons of mail had been started Wed
nesday via rarkersburg and Kcnova.
This ns the accumulation from New
York aud the Ka.t Monday and Tues
day. HALF OF MAYSVILLE
IS UNDER WATER.
Maysvlllo, Ky Tbe Ohio river hat
reached the record tinge of Ui. Half
of this city Is under water, and all the
mills, factories, street railway, lb C.
& O. railway and the L. N. railway
bave baeu put out of commlstlou. Fire
destroyed a thousand-dollar dwelling
aud coutents here. Aa auto lire englue
was unable to reach tho structure
through tbe water.
HE FLOOD IN OHIO RIVER.
A Ht crest of the Ohio flood wave
wai In tha neighborhood of Clncln
' T ha rlvar below Cincinnati eon
Dm a to rlaa alowly. Tha etagee
it V p. m. Monday war a aa fotlowa:
Cincinnati 69.1, rlalng, flood ataga
60 feet; Loulavllla 43.2, rlalng, flood
ataga 28 faat; Evanavllla, 45, rising.,
flood ataga 3S faat; Cairo, 514, rla
lng, flood ataga 45 fact; Memphle,
354, riang, flood ataga 35 feat
Tha Tenneaeee at Chattanooga la
at a ataga of 33.1 fact, flood ataga
Tha Cumberland at Nashville wit
43.5 fleet, flood ataga 40 feet. Both
river were alowly rlalng. ' - . -
Tha Miaalaaippl la. below the flood
etage at St Louie and to tha north
ward, also from Viekaburg to the
passes. No material change from
previously ' forecaat atagea la an
I Tha etatee of Ohio and Indiana
fullered immenee loaaaa In tha paat
Weak from flood and fire in amounta
Variously eetimated to aggregate
Vn $50,000,000 to $100,000,000,
laugh wrecking of public prop
1 L and deatructlon of corporate
im public utility planta and equip
ment. Cities, towna, villages, couit
.,Vos, townships, rail road a. Industrial
and publle utility planta which, ten
tya ago, ware a aource of health,
! Ith and comfort, have bean crip
)pied, destroyed, rendered ' useteea
K0r . badly injured. Tha IneaS
Ptslable losses auatained by pub
's and private corporatlona, by
justness flrma and individuate must
ll bo repaired.
P. MORGAN IS DEAD
nancier Died in Rome After an III-
nesa of. Several Weeks'
. 1 : Duration. . ..
Roma. J. P. Morgan, the American
financier, died at Ave minutes past
twelve o'clock noon Monday (6:05
i. m., New York time).
says airain or rujo mnnvj invjn,,
Romo. Dr. M. Allen Starr, of New
fork, called Into consultation in con
nection with J. Vlerpont Morgana ill-
iless, attributed the tlnuncier s break-
town to emotion caused by the in
Jestlgatlon carried out by the Pujo
ommtttee at Washington luto the op
ration of tbe "money trust."
John Plerpont Morgan, who died in
tome Monday, after 'an Illness ot
.bout a month, which became critical
ilnst Wednesday, since wnicn time ne
llad been unconscious. Mr. Morgan
fkaa the head of the house ot Morgan
Co., 20 Wall street. New York,
TUlch has exerted the chief coutrol in
t,he financial world ot America, and
otvaa one ot the greatest financial
louses In the world or In all history.
ill has branches and connections In
(Avery important city In tho world, and
what Morgan said or did was Instantly
gashed to the furthermost corners ot
LOSS IN BRIDGES. $1,000,000.
VAHII Coat More Than $1,000,000 To Re
I'lrclnnalL O The lo to Hamilton
pounty In destroyed bridges alone, and
i .lot Including roads, will reach consid
erably over $1,000,000. Fourteen large
prldgea that cost $873,000 have been
4 leatroyed. while there are scores of
small bridges, culverts and the Ilka that
I Must ba entirely reconstructed, which
Will coat lu the neighborhood of o00.-
K0 more. Tho work of reconstruction
uuat b beguu aa soon as possible or
ho entire country will be seriously at
acted, farmers and truck gardeners
being unable to move their crops Into
I I 1
IS FAR GREATER THAN THE FIRST
IT TO BE.
Livea Lost May Reach 200, and Mar
chante Say Property Loea Will
. Ba Nearly $15,000,000 Aa
Western Newspaper Union ws Service.
Hamilton, O. Leading banking and
business men and city ' authorities,
after a lengthy meeting held here,
came to the conclusion that they have
underestimated the serlouvneRS of the
flood consequences in Hamilton, that
tho loss of life will run Into the hun
dreds, and that the property loss safe
ly .may be estimated at from $10,000,
000,000 to $15,000,000.
Cov. Cox asked the relief commit
tee over the' long kliisUnce telephone
for a detailed statement ot conditions,
with a view ot determining how lnrge
a portion is needed by Hamilton of the
$1,000,000 being raised for relief.
Te eommlttea sent a letter to tha
Governor, reading in part:
"In tbe Judgment ot Col. Zimmer
man, head of our provisional military
government, and ot Messrs. Buttolph
and French, executive officials ot the
New England Fire Association of Bos
ton, who have visited all tbe stricken
cities, the property loss in Hamilton
ia greater in actual amount than in
any of theo ther flood-stricken cities
of Ohio. This Judgment is confirmed
by many newspaper men."
RISEN FROM THE FLOOD
No Mora Funda or Assistance Needed
In i Buckeye State, Saya , Governor.
' Columbus, O. Rising from "the stag
gering blow and , girding her' loins,
Ohio Is on ber feet again, militant and
without misgiving. Orateful.for tbe
generosity ao freely given, sba now
aska the staying of the fresher flood of
kUidftfcaeJo eecura in, the . thought
to n'.eet and ' overcome the fnture.
Oov. James M. Cox, after having con
ferred with Secretary of War Lindsay
M. Garrison and Major-Oeneral I.eoa
aid Wood, U. 8. A., who visited the
Capitol, and after having heard from
Miss Mabel Boardman, head of the
National Red Cross Association, issued
a proclamation announcing the atate's
ability to proceed. This statement
opened with the algnlflcant expres
sion: "Ohio has arisen from the
CLUTCHES OF FOOD.
Indianapolis. Ind. While Northern
and Central Indiana cltlea were 're
habilitating their flood-devastated dla
tricta the waters disappearing there
were tightening their disastrous
clutches upon southern regions. Oov,
Ralston, on the appeal of Mt. Vernon
citizens, ordered out the company of
mlHtla stationed there to patrol its
own town. Troops also were aent to
Leavenworth. New Harmony and Ev
ansvllle reported increased suffering
from rising waters, bu the mayor of
Vincennea telephoned that the water
there is falling, and, although the
property loss is heavy and many flood
ed portions are segregated by swift
surrents. It is believed no lives have
been lost. People ot Southern In
diana heeded flood warnings quickly
through the fear created by reporta
from flood-swept districts of the cea
tial state region.
ONE-FOURTH OF NEWPORT.
Newport. Ky. It Is estimated that
100 blocka In Newport (or about one
fourth of the total area of the city)
ar nnw Inundated. Between 12.000
and 13,000 people have been driven
from their homes, and Acting Mayor
Elmer has sent an appeal to the fed
eral government for aid.
HOUSES ARE WRECKED.
Aurora, lud. The Ohio river It ria-
in slowlv. HUh west winds tore aev
eral houses from their foundations.
The electric power plant has been
closed. The entire business section
a under water. Smallpox baa been
discovered among the refugees who
fled here from Lawrenceburg.
IRONTON SECURED ASSISTANCE
Ironton. O. After reaching a stage
ot 67 feet, nine and half lnchea
beyond tbe 1884 flood mark, the river
began to recede, and la dropping siow
ly, The fire which destroyed a block
of seven business bouses and flva res
idences, was tu' out.
PRACTICALLY A PENINSULA.
Louisville, Ky. This city U prac
tically a peninsula. Tha flood la creep
ing alowly toward the heart of tho
city and backwater In creeks is run
ning two feet deep down several ot
tho mala si rente.
LEADER IS KILLED
MUTINY IN THE OHIO STATE PEN
John Richards, a Negro Burglar From
Franklin County, Fatally
Western Newwpnper Union News 8"rvlc.
Columbus, O. During the frightful
panic caused by the report of the col
lapse of the storage dam above tlio
city, the spirit of fear entered Into the
Ohio pcDtlenttary. Believing them
selves about to become victims of tr:
flood, a eqund of convicts mutinied
and began a break for liberty.' This
was checked by a pistol shot, wpicb
brought down the leader, John Rich
ardaon, a negro burglar, from Frank
Hit county. Drought to ihelr aenses,
the panic-stricken convicts aurrendr
ed to the plucky guard, V. E. Craw
ford, of Ashtabula county, and meekly
entered their cells. The story of mu
tiny was suppressed by Warden Thos.
Jones until Monday, although Oov.
Cox has Seon In posseenlon ot it since
The flood baa deprived the prison
ot lights and a general mutiny would
have resulted had not the leader been
shot down. .
Washington. Conditions In Mexico
at leant on the Gnlf coast near the
capital bave become sufficiently re
assuring to warrant tha United States
In withdrawing some of the naval
force maintained at Vera Cms and
Tampico for the past two months. The
battleship Nebraska at Tampico was
ordered to the Boston navy yard for
overhauling, after which she win re
join tho Atlantic fleet. The three re
maining vessels, the Georgia, Ver
mont and Virginia, probably will be
relieved from duty In the Onlf one by
one in the near future.
Laporte, Ind. A sharp flash of light
ning during the storm which raged
caused Miss Margaret Ward, 22 years
old, to rush into the arms of her fa
ther win an exclamation of lutense
fear. She was later found dead in
bed. rhyslclans declare that the
shock of the lightning waa tho Imme
diate cause ot her death.
FIERCE BATTLE IN PROGRESS.
Cettinjo. The Turks made a sortie
from the northern side of Tarabosch.
They came Into contact with the Mon
tenegrin Infantry, which was. support
ea by the artillery. A desperate en
gagemnt ensued and is fltlll In prog
ress. BRITISH STEAMER ASHORE.
Tuneier. Morocco. The British
steamer Agadtr is ashore in a bad po
sition near Mazngan, Morocco. The
Agadir has 150 passengers aboard and
the French cruiser Friant has been
dispatched to her assistance.
FOUR HUNDRED MEN
Viekaburg. Miss. Four hundred
men are w orking da-y aud night bulld
Ina un the Beulah break in the levee
against the anticipated rise lu tha
Wheat No. 2 red $1.0S1.11. No. 3
red $10106. No. 4 red 87&8c.
Corn No. white 57&S8c. No. S
white 56057c. No. 4 whit 63&55c, No.
3 yellow 57Jj5Sc. No. 3 yellow lii&Zlc,
No. 4 yellow 63 55c. No. I mixed 57
058c, No. $ mixed 666570, No. 4 mix
ed 63 56c. white ear H55c, yellow
ear 62 & 56c, mixed ear 51 C 55c.
Oata No. 3 white 37c. standard
white S6VsC37c. No. 3 S5He36VjC.
No. 4 white 35Vst?36H0. No. I mixed
85635HC No. 3 mixed 34 "4 35c. No.
4 mixed 32034c.
Hay No. 1 timothy $16.50 1760,
standard timothy $15.50 14.50, No. 3
timothy $14.50fl6.60. No. S timothy
$lJ.SOu13.60, No. 1 clover mixed $13.75
4914 60, No. 2 clover mixed 41 1.500
$13.50. No. 1 cWver $11,50112 50, No. 2
clover $ 50 II 50.
Eggs Prime firsts 16o. firsts 15c.
ordinary firsts 14c, seconds 13c, goota
eggs 30c, ducks Ko.
Poultry Hens, heavy (over 4 lbs)
lHc (4 lbs aud under) ltitxc, young,
i.kv roosters lJc. old roosters 10e,
springers (3 lbs and under) 20c,
spriugers (over 3 lbs) 16c, ducks (4
lbs and over) 18c. white (under 4 lbs)
16c; turkeys (8 lbs and over) 210, tur
keys, young (under 8 lbs) 10 12c; tar
keys, touts lDu.
Cattle Fair to good butcher cattla
aold fro $7 to $5; dairy eows $7 to
Calves 8elllng from $13 to $15, few
Hogs All gradea $60 to $10; no
strictly choice, medlm or heavy bogs
Sheep $4 to $4.60.
Lambs IJ.50 to $f.!5.