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FACtS WORST
FLOOD IN YEARS
Cincinnati Makes Preparations To
Combat Swollen Ohio
Irer Nay Top 70-Foot Mark-Lowlands To Tie West
An East Of The City Already Svkwergei, While
Along Tie Water Front Basiiess Hones Are DIs
iffevhHj U iter Tie Yellow Waters II Tie liver-
No Loss Of Life To Date
Cincinnati, 0., March 29. As the
waters of the Ohio river continue to
Use, Increased in volumo by the flood
Waters from tributaries east and
north or here, this city Is facing the
worrt flood in Ita history. Tim rivor
ntaa ia 6G feet, with indication that
Before many honra have paiied tM
auge will reach 70 feet, almost the
mark of 1884, the record year.
Weather forecasters hero expressed
conviction that by night the river
"woiid roach 08 foot and would go to
Ha -foot mark early next week,
probably Monday. The weather bu
reau also declared there would ho a
farther rise of flvn to 10 feet nt all
points above here within the next two
r three days.
At Cincinnati the conditions have
not jet reached an acute stage, but It
la, 7earrU that soon they will. All the
Jew land to the west and east of the
ity has been submerged und also
long the water front or the business
aectlon the lower floors of the com
mercial bouses are gruduully disap
pearing under the yellow waes of tho
"wiver. No loss of llfo haH occurred
to, duo to tho precautions of the
mthoritles.
Across tho river along the Kentucky
shore conditions uro rapidly becoming
worse. At Cotlugtnn more than 500
houses am reported submerged und
Hielrncciipnnts are being glvon shelter
atad protection In tlin public buildings
idflal have been thrown open to them.
Plans are being formulated to care
for flood sufferers, and n moutlng was
aeld at Covington nt which tho prob
lem wan glvon consideration mid ar
Yaaccmonts made to raise n sufficient
fun! ror tho purpose. At the sumo
time arrangements ulso were madn tor
poMcIng the Hood zone and preventing
tooting.
Newport, which with Covington Is
opposite Cincinnati, form the Inigor
C tha Buburbun sectlonH, Is In utmost
aa bad a cuhu us Its neighboring city,
TBho flood water Is rising In nil parts
of tho town and In many sections hut)
tilled the collars of houses for tho sec
nd tlmn within u jenr.
Streetcar lines soon will have to be
mbandontid and it Is feared thut beforo
any hours tho linen Into Clnclnuutl
will Dove to cense operations. This
also is true of Covington lines. Klec
w iigui unu gas plants also aro
threatened with curly stoppage.
Many Towns Flooded.
OalllnollH, a, March 21). The mott
SJsastrous llofttl slncn 1884 Is sweep
ac down tho Ohio river valley. Onlll
peits Is the only dry town within a dls
jsnee of 7t miles either way. Pom
way, Mlddleport, Point Plensaut,
prat-use, llaclne, Clifton and Mason
3L'
are flooded. Cold weather hus
to tho suffering of victims of
kick waters.
Thirty-two bead.
Cincinnati, ()., March 29. Another
stricken ullage was heard from
Coroner Foortmeyer was tiotl-
that 32 Uvea had been lost at
"TawJce, Ilutler county. The dead were
Bashers of live families. One mother
ae saved. Three bodies have beun
'moavared. . The postnfflce of tits
settlement is at Rose.
Pitts n Osad at Eatsn.
O., March 29. Flftoen per-
are said to have given up their
here as the result of tke flood,
of which are rapidly receding,
were taken frosa several build-
Toe property loss will approxl
kalf a million dollars. A com
f sallltla is doing guard duty.
Fast Msat Famlnt.
bus, 0 March 28. Local
koutes announced they were
r able to supply local butch-
with fresh meat. The situation Ir
Mm note serious because there ir,
likelihood that meat can arrive
Oalumbus from Chicago and Omahu
three days.
Clt Aids Dtstltuts.
Tswngstown. o., March 29. City
I at a special meeting anpronrl-
$12,000 to relieve destitution Id
ity, Tke cold snap caused a de-
too in tae river, wktM has rs-
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S. H. WILLIAMS
Lorain Solen Fathers III to
Rebuild Bridges In Ohio,
TO REBUILD BRIDGES
Emergency Bill Introduced In th
Ohio Legislature,
Columbus, O. March 29. Represen
tative Wlllinms of l.orula county In
troduced nn emergency bill to cnablo
(he counties to rebuild tho hundreds
if bridges In Ohio that huvo been do
Itroyed by the floods. It provides that
untiity commlsslonors limy issuo
bonds nut exceeding $100,000 for tke
rebuilding of n bridge destroyed by
disunity, without submitting tho mat
tor to a vote, nnd that tho levy ror the
payment of such bonds shall bo above
tho limit of tlm .Smith 1 per cent tax
luw. Tho bill curries an emorgency
eluuso so that It may take effect at
unco.
HERO OF THE FLOOD
Columbus Laborer Rescues Mors Than
V 230 Persons.
Columbus, 0 March 29, Saviag
the Uvea or 2.14 people slngie-kaudod
Is the accomplishment In which Joha
Brudy, laborer, 167 North Princeton
avenue, West Side, Is the heroic fig
ure. When the flood started Brady
secured a leaky bout, which floated
about, nnd then labored all day and a
part or the night In taking families
from tho houses In tho district be
tween the old flcloto river channel
and Central avenue, the part of tha
city worst affected, carrying them f
safety at the Sun Maaufacturiaf
Plant.
Stats Won't Salts Railroads.
Columbus, O., March 29. The state
haa not taken control of the railroads,
It not bolng necessary. The railroads
are cooperating with the atate and
are turning over all tralna that they
possibly can make up to the state tor
the transportation of soldiers and sup
plies. Tho state's interests come first.
The railroads are not permitting pri
vate business to Interfere with the
state rellof work. It Is giving the
right of way In all cases.
BOIL THE WATER
Mvlet of ststa Hsalth Board to
Flood-Stricken Towns.
Columbus, O., March 29. Boll all
water Is the ordor of Dr. K. 0. Mc
Campbell of the state board of health.
Dr. McCampbull haa organized detach
ments of surgeons and sanitary engi
neer who are working In all of tha
coded towns nnd cities to prevent
epidemics nnd are organizing the
work and getting the local health au
thorities to co-operate, t
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ENGINEERS WILD RIDE
Detaches Lceomotlve From Train and
Rescue HI Loved Ones,
rolumbuc, O., March 29. "Track
nt at Columbus becntuc of floods,"
wna the message that Albert E, Dutolt
of this city, a Hocking Valley rnllua.v
engineer of this city, read when his
train was stopped nt Walbrldge, near
Toledo. His heart gave a bound, for
he knew that his fnmy must be
threatened. He detached IiIb engine
from the train and started on his race
with death. Like mad he shot his
engine across tho space between To
ledo and Columbus with a wide-open
throttle. Reaching this city he experi
enced great difficulty in reaching the
West Side, where his family resided.
Finally he chartered a motorboot ant1
in n few hours ho had his eight-months-old
baby in one arm and the
other around the waist of his wife,
and smiling all about him were tha
three other members of his family.
INDIANA OEATFtOLL
REMAINS UNCERTAIN
Panic Attttckinc Tawns All Along
the Ohio River.
Indianapolis, Ind., March 29. In
alana's flood death toll remains uncer
tain, with all reports confirming mon
conservative estimates of the loss of
life, while panic is attacking cities in
the, southern valleys of the White and
Wabash rivers, and all along the Ohio
as rising watera threaten repetitions
of the up-stnte horrors. Sunshine and
disappearing waters relieved sufferers
in tho cities that have been flooded,
and authorities In charge of various
localities face a great problem in
fighting off disease before the Insist
ent demands of refugees that they be
permitted to return to their devas
tated homes.
West Indianapolis and Peru were
placed under the strictest quarantine
orders. Much serious sickness among
Peru refugees provalls, threatening
greater loss of life than was caused
by the waters.
Railroad and interurban facilities,
both paralyzed by the flood, Improved,
and ample supplies can bo sent to nil
stricken districts. Stirred to fear by
thn cntastrophes in other, Indiana
cltleB, the newly threatened southern
districts are taking extreme precau
tions against rising waters of the
Ohio and other rivers, and porsons in
all danger districts have had ample
warning of a possible record-breaking
water mark.
Hundreds Driven Out.
New Albauy, Ind., March 29. Hun
dreds of families havo been driven
from their homes by the Ohio river
rise nnd others are moving In antici
pation of ii further rise. All factories
on the river front are closed. The
LouIsWlle-St. Louis division of thn
Southern is tho only road entering
here thut is operating trains.
300 Desd In Two Blocks.
Columbus, O., March 29. "Thros
bundled lives were lost In these two
blocks," declared Miss Alice McMil
lan, I0m: Sulllvant avenue, us she
pointed to the territory bounded by
Hiilllwtut uud Thomas avenues, weet
of (llenwood nvonue, West Side.
"Most or tho houses collapsed early
Wednesday, when tho water reached
tbo tni of the. first floors.
"Tho scene was too horrible to do
bciIIkV she added. "Scores nno
scores of people, who hud hr-ou forced
to the upper stories of their homes,
tried to hnng to bits of wreckage,
woiid stay above the curernt for a few
minutvH and then slak, unvur to come
p again." '
Mlddlstown's Desd.
Mlddlotown, O., March 29. There
are U Known dead hero us tho result
or the Hood. The property loss is es
timated at $1,600,000. The water is
receding rapidly, There aro 106 la
the emergency hospital, which has
been cstnnllshed in a schoolhouse..
Measles has broken out among theax
There Is no gas and no water, but the
Hectilc light service has been re
stored. Babts Bom to Flood Sufferers.
Columbus, 0 March 29, Mora than
100 babies have been bora ha the too
districts of the city since Wednesday,
la the majority of cases neither tke
mothers nor the babies received any
medical attentlea. Many of tke ba
bies hae died frosa eiposure aad
hunger; others are ia a eritkal.oall
tton, ns are probably a kindred pree
pectlve ojothers.
Four Qe Oewn With BrMfe,
Delaware, O., March 29, rear saore
trre added to the list of aersons
known to be dead here. Trans: Velk,
CO; Charles K. Tlbbals, B6; hit aoa.
Clark Tlbbals, IT, and aa unknown
man, Increase tke list to 81, Thee
lour were on th,e Big Four bridge
when It went down.
Aid Dayton and ChlUlceths.
WuBhlngtoa C. H., O., March 29,
Residents of this city seat sis car
loads of provisions and clothing to
the flood sufferers and a quantity of
the needfuls to Uhllllcothe. Though
the flood damage In Fayette countv
was very .Urge, there were no fatalM
EDWARD F, DUNNE
Illinois Governor Wire Hit
State Will Aid Ohio Sufferers.
NATION AIDS OHIO
FLOOD SUFFERERS
DtMitlMs From Far and Near
Will Exceed $1,000,000,
Columbus, O., March 29. nellof
funds In excess or J.'iOO.OOO have been
received by Governor Cox. Prom the
stack of telegraphic tenders on his
desk be estimated the total to coino
would exceed $1,000,000. Oonntlons
varied from $58,000 sent by tho Cleve
land chamber of," commerce to $1,
mailed from the penitentiary by Isaiah
Koon, a convict,' vho wrote: "I am n
prisoner and have 'children that might
need help."' Ai t
In addition the. New York World ad-
vised I nu governor It wna sending
$1110,000, of which $10,000 was re
ceived by the City National bank nf
this city. Governor Osborne wired
tho Michigan legislature had appro
priated $25,000. Governor Dunne of
Illinois wired that a bill appropriating
$100,000 had been introduced. v .
Colonel M. U.Wllsou, treasurer of
tho stnte relief committee with Isaac
D. Pugh of County Auditor Snyre's of
fice, as special accountant, lost no
tlmo In drawing sight drafts on
donors who wired they could be
drawn upon. Among the donors aro:
Alton B. I'nrker. $5,000; city of Oak
land, Cal., $n,000; Mayor Arnold of
Denver, $2,or.O: Mayor Snow, Fresno.
Cal., $1,000; Commercial Club, Salt
Lake City. $2,000; W V. Telegraph
company, $1,000; Spokane Chamber
of Commerce, $1,000; Commercial
Club, Fargo. N. D $C00.
The llrst United States government
relief tmln reached Columbus with
300,000 ratiuns, tents for 20,000 peo
ple, 29,000 blankets, 400 stoves, 100
ranges, S.flOO cots and 100 hospital
tents, To enro for anticipated nood nt
Cincinnati 3,000 blankets and 3,000
bed sacks wore sent thero. A train
load of mpplles sent by' the United
States army Is m route to Ohio with
engineer olllcors. who were on duty
In tho Mississippi valley lust year und
so. aro experienced in flood work.
Thcso huyo been unsigned to Fort
Wayno, Cfnclrnutl, Youngstown und
Hamilton.. A medical officer, with 0
hospital ctjrps men. has, been ordoied
to the Columbus barracks.
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' TAGGED BABY FOUND
BESERTED IN A HOUSE. X
' Columbus. O.. March 29.
! "Walter 'Taylor, 94 North" Prince- ', ',
ton avenue," reads a card found
apes a baby less than two years
', aid, found alone la a bouse on '
; $ae stricken West Side. The ;
ebild wore a bearskin bat and
I coat and was clean and neat as J
K Ita parents had recently cared
; tor H. The baby Is being kept
by the Bhrses at a kespital. Tke
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ALLANS EXfCUTEO
father and Ben, Own, F-ey Ik.
, trame 'Penalty far Murder,
MikakeM, Va.. Mart St. - Plotd
.AJNav leader ef the attaw band In
jarwveeuajy, waafsasesjUdMa tke
State .nasJtentlary. taaWHl prisea
or, terriery 'nnervedwfcr tae exeKe
aseaV.tecMeat to tt tete at all
Bwreta carrying ask 'tha eeateaee.
wes,to tae, chair bnsVeW The srls
ea!gardo next brougMCtowae Swan
aesj AHen, son of Floyd; lite tke death
ckanber. He was Mtewted without
ss'kltcb. i-
Mclntyre to Join Indiana.
Indianapolis, Ind, .March 29. Mat
ty Mclntyre, former slugger with the
Tigers and 8ox, andflost year with
Ban Fran:lco, will beeosae aa Indian.
He bought his own release and wants
a Job here, , fclntyrp vwent to Detroit
afterafcBferencQ with Kelly. He
will report late this weeK
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MAY NOT REACH
. TWO HUNDRED
Rumors of iirfi Loss if Life
ill Cojinbus Net CMllrmed.
PROPERTY DAMAGE TERRIFIC
Shells of Hundreds of Homes, It Is
Believed, Can Be Made Habitable
In a Short Time Military Authori
ties In Charge of the West Side Sit
ustlon at Capital Latest From
Flood Sections of the State.
Columbus, O., March 29. Another
dny has passed without Columbus be
ing able to get a dcflnlte line on the
number of dead as a result of the
Bcioto flood. Kecedlng waters yield
bodies and many of these arc Identi
fied. Relief agencies are receiving
thousands of reports of refugees who
are safe nd inquiries for hundreds of
persona who aro missing.
Rigid investigation Indicates that
most of the rumors Of large loss of
lfe will bo proven untrue, but the
death Hat will be appalling. A great
portion of the West Side was swept
almost an If by a tidal wave and when
the last water has drained away Into
the river channel it Is possible that
the number of dead will exceed 150.
It may even go above 200.
Reports of those saved, which are
coming in by the hundreds, give rea
son to believe that a substantial num
ber of those reported as being carried
off when their houses gave way be
fore the swollen torrent of water did
not drown, us so many eyewitnesses
asserted, but were rescued.
It Is evident that where so much
confusion exists concerning tho saved,
dead and missing, classified and al
phabetically arranged lists would
proo the only salvation for those
seeking information.
The property damage on the West
Hide Is terrible, although the shells of
most of the houses are standing. Han
dreds of these houses can be made
habitable tcry soon. The water on
the West Side Is now so low that men
without boats mado their wa' from
the Hilltop and back.
Stringent remedies were taken to
keep away from tho West Side the
sightseers and curious. The military
authorities were largely in chnrge.
The sitmitJpiorftjapine.jofj.Uie.cl)ar
actrrlstica of martial law, although no
formal order has been Issued declar
ing such law in force.
OhcleWllo sent a carload, of relief
supplies here over tho Scioto Valley
Traction line. The car contained
o.OOO loaves of bread, 300 pounds of
boiled ham, two coses of hardbolled
eggs nnd other foodstuffs, besides a
large quantity of clothing.
"A barb wire fence on Mound street,
between Mt. Calvary and Green Lawn
cemeteries, ia holding back 100 tons
of dobrls and fully 100 bodies," says
Police Officer Van Gleaen, who has
been Investigating conditions In that
vicinity for two days. The officer de
clares he has Interviewed scores of
boatmen who have visited the two
cemeteries, nnd that these havo sub
stantially corroborated, the earlier re
ports of a great loss of life.
AS GOVERNORJCOX SEES IT
Ohio's Flood Loss Equal to That of
the San Francisco Disaster.
Columbus, O., March 29. Oovernor
Cox issued tho following statement:
"It is the concensus of opinion that
the property loss. In Ohio will exceed
that sustained by San Francisco. M
Js safe to assume that more than half
the large railroad bridges la Ohio are
down. The waters are receding at'
Dayton, Plqua, Zanesville, Fremont,
Tiffin, Chllllcothe, Hamilton, Middle
town and Columbus. The fall or the
water will- bring the real tragedy of
the whole situation.
'The Indications (are that the list
say not run as heavy as forecasted at
Dayton, but ttore are grave fears that
a tremendous tragedy will be revealed
beyond tke gcloto river, where tke
western Bart of Columbus Is complete
ly devastated. ZaaesYilte presented a
problem making the nearest approach
to tke Dayton situation.
"Our great dtfteulty still reatalas
tko lack of railroad transportation.
Tke' two great reservoirs, .tke Lewis
town and St. Msryshave been kept
sataet.
, "Tke whole country Is maklag
Bteaetd response to tke' appeal ror
ftl. Preeieeat Wilson and ale sec
retaries at war and tke treasury de
aartmeat are gvla seleeeMd aeeist'
smw, It Is Indeed an awful tragedy
' has befaUeg 'tkla state. Tke e
it it we de pat kaaar at tkls
fleas, Railroad trasle a alaseet at a
Btaaeetlll. We stttl need saara kelal"
Held Fer Oraftlaf.
New York, Marek 99. James H.
Huasey aad Jamas F. Tkomasen, po
lice Inspectors; and Captain Joku J.
Murtka, formerly acttBg, inspector,
were indicted oa charges of bribery
as a result of the district attorney'
crusade agatnst graft la the police de
partment. Two patrolmea and a
civilian alleged to be a graft eoileelor
also w,ere Indicted. Nineteen indict
xnkytB were handed' down, and bench,
XHKffP '" 'tvjr k Jate iasea' l
vclvtd.
CITIZENS INVADE
FLOODED SECTION
Estimate Dayton's Nweber ef
Dead a! Two Heedred.
VICTIMS MOSTLY F0REI6NERS
Local Experts, After Csreful Survey
of Damage Done by the Flood In the
Gem City, Declare the Property
Loss Will Reach Fifty Millions.
Harrowing incidents of the Deluge
at Dayton. .
Dayton, O., March 29. Dayton's
loss of life probably will not exceed
200. This estimate is based upon a
personal canvass of almost 100 of
Dayton's leading citizens, who have
leen engaged in relief and rescue
work in every section of the city ever
since the rising waters Invaded the
business section.
The property loss, purely tangible
and real, will probably exceed $60,
000,000. This Includes damage to real
estate and public works; to manufac
turing, mercantile and Jewelers' stocks
which were swept away; public utility,
plants and equipment, and It includes
also tho cost of rebuilding miles of
asphalt streets and walks, which were
literally ripped from their beds.
The loss of life is confined almost
entirely to North Dayton, Inhabited
by foreigners and laborers. In West
Dayton, which comprises districts of
a more substantial character; la IUv.
erdale, In Da j ton view and other rest'
dence districts there was almost ao
loss of life. Several Uvea are known
to have been lost in the business dis
trict, but none of the rumors that hu
man beings had perished In the Are
which swept two city blocks would
stand the test or searching Instiga
tion. The flood assumed dangerous as
pects early Tuesday morning before
most people had started to work. Con
sequently tho loss of life in Rlverdale,
North Dayton and West Dayton was
occasioned when dwellings, mostly of
light construction, wore swept away
and shattered by tho swiftly moving
current, leaving the occupants who
had fled to safety In tho second
stories to fight for tbelr lives in the
water.
Charles Potter, his wife and tx
chydrcn were .d,ro.nedwhlle attempi-
io encHiie irom ineir wrecxea
home. Tho wagon in which they wpro
being conveyed to a place of safety
overturned and all lost their lives.
Horrors of a flood refagee center
were supplemented here by Interest
taken in an infant, for two days nrob
ably the sole, occupant of a floating
house. The bBby, a girl, about two
weeks old, waa found wrapped ia
blankets and apparently little per
turbed because of its perilous situa
tion, and brought to the National
Cash Register company police head
quarters. There was nothing en the
baby or found in a hurried inspection
of the place where It was found, to
Indicate whom its parents might be.
Adjutant General Wood ordered
that nil saloons be kept closed and de
clared that no one will be permitted
on tho streets after dark. H. B. Tal-
bolt nns beon appointed chief engl
coring officer, with full control over
all streets, roads and sowers.
A daring robbery was thwarted
when the police arrested a man who
was escaping from the city with -x
satchel containing $50,000 In dia
monds and Jewelry, which hq had sic-,
lea irom oewatown jewelry stores.
The entire business section of Day
tea is Dractleally mined. All stocks
ia basements and street floors were
swept away by the flood and front
windows demolished.
Reservoir Out ef Danger.
Rockwood. O.. March 29. Thn Ce-
Maa resenolr Is declared out o'f dan
ger. Tne water here is slightly lower
and none is flowing over the beaks.
Celine, on the west, and St. Marys, oa
the east bank, reported tke reservoir
koldlng. There v.xre no fatalities
ear here, but 13 miles aortk of Van
Wert three bodies of ualdeatlfled me
were taken from a creek.
JUDGE MSCHOFF KILLED
New York Jurist Plunges Down Eleva
tor Shaft to Beath.
New York, Marek 89. Justice Hen
ry MschosT of the New York state su
preme court plunged 11 stories down
an elevator shaft to bis death. In the
Immigrant Ssvings Bank building,
where he had offices.
Justice Blechof enterea tke" eleva
tor at the ground floor, apparently in
tending to leave it, at tbo twelfth Soor.
where he had offices. -By mistake ko
loft at the eleventh poor.' He. detect
od his error almost Immediately and
turned to re-enter the oar. In 'the
meantime the car had ahot upward
tke operator closing the door as tne"
vehicle ascended. Justice Btscnofi-.,
who was near-sighted, did not see th
ascending car and fell through thf
partly open door.
Burns to Death.
, Lancaster, 0 March 29. In a Are
which destroyed the home, of J. M
Oregg, aear- Thurston -Edward Mc
PeaW. 3, hired haad.twas burned to
eata'trTkmembere'or' the, family
escaped In their night elotbes. "
PASSENGERS
Whs Were Tied Up On Train
Ii Brisk Hives
Have Exciting Stories Td
. Tell UpM Arriving Here
Peinsy Rid three Trains In
Brink Riven Birtn Fletd
Five Columbus traveling men, who
have been in Brink Haven since Tues
day night on account of the flood, ar
rived in Mt. Vernon shortly before
noon Saturday and told most excit
ing stories of their experiences.
The traveling men got out of Brink
Haven Saturday morning and walked
all the way to Danville and from
there they were driven to Mt. Vernon
and caught the 12:25 train to Colum-
bus.
Three Pennsylvania trains were
tied up in Brink Haven on account
of the flood. There were 114 passen-'
gers on the three trains, out of this
number 8 were women and one young
child.
The traveling men, stated there
were 35 houses 'washed away in the
village, but there were only three
drownings that of tke Workman
family.
Tbo traveling men say they were
treated exceptionally welj by the peo
ple of Brink Haven and before they
left they named" the place Brink
"Heaven." The passengers on the
three trains were well fed for the
first few dayB, but for the last day
or so provisions were nearly exhaust
ed and eggs were about the only thing
the passengers had to eat.
There were four Putman cars on
the trains and the passengers slept
In the cars at night. There was some
fish and other provisions In the ex
press car of one tralB' and this waa
cooked Bnd eaten by the passengers.
Poker waa the favorite pastime for
the men and there was a game con
stantly going for almost five days.
It was stated by the traVolirig 'moa
that the Pennsylvania rail road, bridge
at Brink Hnven4was"notwasliec! aCway,
but that the approaches to the bridge
on both sides were sWept away aad
that the wagon bridge was carried
away and floated' down stream and
now rests on the railroad bridge.
The railroad company established
three telegraph instruments in the
Pullman cars and two operators were
on duty most of the tlmejn sending ,
out messages to relatives and friends
of the passengers' on the three trains.
Telegraphic communication north
from Brink Haven was not out on ac
count of the food.
The. traveling men gave out the In
formation that the Pennsylvania rail
road company Mi a force of men nt
work Houth from Orrville and have
now reached a point near Klllbuck.
The track Is being repaired und It
will not be ions .before trains are
running' over the north' end of the
road.
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Many of the passengers on the tialas
are now leaving' Brink Haven over
land and are trying to reach their
homes or the homes of relatives. How
ever, the railroad .company are still
taking care of." the passengers In tke
Pullman cars and will continue to de
so until ,traJP.c Is again established. '
Tke traveling mea stated that there
were some exciting scenes In Brink
Haven the time "that the flood was at
Its height and. all stated that It was
an experience that they do not care to
go through for some time to come.
Mr. Erie Wagner of Cleveland, 0.,
arrived fa Mt Vernon Saturday mora
ls to apeai a few days with relatives.
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