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GENERAL VIEW OF DAYTON, THE CITY THAT IS GONE.
FOR GOD'S SAKE HELP US!
CRY THOSE OUT OF REACH
Firemen Drown Trying
to Reach Scene of
in City Workhouse.
(Tly Federal Wirelcsa Telegraph.)
DAYTON, Ohio, March 27. (Special
to Tho Adlvcrtlscr) This afternoon firo
was atlU raging In tho flooded districts
of TfSStsa.tr.sr... building
had been destroyed.
With tho greater part of tho business
section of Dayton aflro and a biting
blizzard today sweeping tho roaring
flames toward penned-up thousands of
men, women ana children who aro cut
off from all human aid, a staggering holo.
caust Is inuulnont, but the onlookers
aro forced to stand on tho south bank
of the river, powerless to provont and
can only dumbly watch tho impending
Tho firo began ycstcrclay at Third
and St Clair stroots. Already two
blocks havo burned and tho Are is
spreading In all directions as tho wind
shifts. Tho firo department is unablo
to reach tho scene of tho conflagration
and a blizzard ia adding to the horrors
of tho flood and firo.
ODDS ONE TO FOUR.
Thousands are making a stubborn
light against doath with tho odds ono
to four against victory. Th ro is only
ono chance in favor of tho victims and
that is their rescue" today by tho llttlo
"boats. These aro fighting almost
against tho current.
CRIES OF THE DYTNG.
To tho river's south shore, the winds
aro carrying ,tho cries of hundreds of
distressed persons who are imprisoned
on tho roofs of homes,
"For God's sake, come over and help
us, there aro women here.- This Is tho
continual plea ringing across tho water.
The rescuers, however, can do nothing.
Strong men are laboring at the oars,
but they aro helpless in tho great rush
Firo Chief Frank Ramby declared
that many firemen were drowned early
today In trying to reach tho flames.
They were working in boats, many of
which wero upsets Some of the firemen
grappled "with horses swimming,
and were drowned when the animals
Tho people marooned in the Durst
Plant are without food. They are being
soaked with rain and it is reported
some are dying bocauso of their cloth-lug
Three hundred and fifty-five aro
trapped in tho upper stories of the
Currier Oar Company's Building,
Ycstorday the fight for life was endurable,
today a gale la blowing and
the struggle Is tragic,
MUTINY IN WORKHOUSE,
A mutiny has started In the city
where a hundred prisoners
are In cells. All aro torror stricken and
do in and their freedom, Mbouting, "We
were not nt hero to die." They are
beating on tho tell door slid shouting
lmin)tijii UiiuerliiUiidciit Jolntsou
has appealed to the mllltu for help
One prUeuer was r'lcaied became lie
ii ) entuoil how to operate .the
More than 1600 persons were tumtA
f i om the flood today, JJa.$h k s
tuning tlery of artviuturo,
rivn miHDKun oojtjnm.
1'ivf liHtfrvd tern vi enUr4
froi Mu4BiU Ktrs!y (it flit uu,
M4 v UuwtrM dHut, Vi fcHf vrfU
t, mmuirm mw n dwtbMrt
TELEGRAPH FUNDS, IS
GOVERNOR COX OF OHIO.
(By reilernl Wireless Telegraph)
COLUMBUS. Ohio. March 27.
i (Special to Tho Advertiser A ,
j. in. .i.... i i i.t .1 i-i , .1.
i- icii'iiiij jc.M iiui.uay was uuciurfu i
bv GoMjrnor Cox today in tho
flooded districts of Ohio,Th's wns
tlono to ho the flood victims
time to talte carp of notes and
mortencos becomine duo.
Governor Cox also issued
ment nuking tho country to te o
rraph funds rather thiin sond sup
pl'os, b'ciuso of the dcmoral'zod
V railroad service.
grows hourly. Every refugoe tolls a
new Instance of miserable deaths of tho
This morning, Louis Ginsty, a postman
living in a flooded houso on Wayns
street, presented the situation to his
wife, saying: "It an even break, I
would rather die by flood than by Are."
At three o'clock this morning ho ventured
into the water up to his hips, and
ono by one he carried bis children to a
place of comparative safety, taking his
wife last. Thoy took a winning chance,
for two hours later the fire destroyed
FLOOD OR FIRE7
Flood or flro7 Whlch7 Shelly Burns
'presented this Issue to himself, Slnco
Tuesday he has been a lone prisoner in
a stablo near the fire. With the firo behind
and the flood before, Burns leaped
into tho Icy -waters. He hung by one
arm to a mass of debris until rescued
A thousand persona were in the Durst
Milling Plant and faced death from the
approaching Are, fifty took a chance by
vluwrlng Into the cold water. They escaped.
The others chose to remain.
BODIES FLOAT IN
STREETS OF PERU
(Mir KtMl Wl.4M Ttbffafh )
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FRESH DANGER THREATENS FATED CITY
(By Federal Wireless Telegraph.)
TOLEDO, OHIO, MARCH 27. (SPECIAL TO THE ADVERTISER)
THE COLLAPSE OF THE LEWISTOWN RESERVOIR, THE LARGEST
IN THE WORLD, ABOVE DAYTON, CONTAINING MILLIONS
OF GALLONS OF WATER, IS THREATENED MOMENTARILY AND
FRANTIC EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE HEBE TODAY TO COM.
MUNICATE WITH SYDNEY AND OTHER POINTS. A MESSAGE
HERE FROM RUSSELL'S POINT SAYS THE RESERVOIR CANNOT
00TER5 SHOT DOWN WITHOUT MERCY
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 28. (By
Afcgocintod Press Ciblo) At midnight
Inst night it coulil bo officially announced
that tlio flood waters woro
j cceding and new strength wub put into
the thou mils nt tho work of rescue
at tho news. Tho cold is intenso, however,
and from every quarter aro pouring
reports of suffering, disaster and
horror piled upon hoTror.
In this city and elsewhere throughout
tie flooded district, looters nro making
their appearance. These are being shot
down ns fast ns thoy aro detected, hut
it is impossible to gunrd ovorything
(Hjr Federal Wlreleaa Tel'sranh.)
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Mnrch 27.
(Sjietial to Tho Advertiser) Tho
flood waters in Indinnn nro subsiding
trdny. Tho suffering in tho Wabash
Valley, whore persons havo bocn without
food, fuel, nnd drinking water for
threo days is intense.
A train carrying sixty bonts and supr
plies reached Peru last night. It found
threo thousand persons marooned in
Itolief workers so far havo been un-
READY TO BOMBARD
(By Federal Wireless Tolcgraph.)
SOPIA, Mnrch to
The Advertiser) Bombardment of
Constantinople by tho Bulgarian
forces, now before that city, is
being planned, according to nil an
nounccment ny the war oflieo hero
COME FULL STRENGTH
(II, tr4al Wirli TU'T" ) I
HAN I'llAWIftrn, (Hrk 7. (Hf
aul to TU Advwtr) Wilhin wwH
tlii. J'iflv oftl, Cuiup(iy of Cvt Anil
' will Iwivo J'uri Uu I'tmt, ))
war, 1 1 d rum lu Hay 7gUau k
Hint.- li lluvululu, fur wtlli Mi4 iba
4iiiaua,J Mill not! May 6,
I 111 'Miial,y will I ktiilill kt
!( Ill MMa hviI irtr lu (Lia
iiimmiii rf Hu fmiittut iii fuiH
i, i ii lu ..muJ Ut tH
TO PREVENT El
VOL VL. NO. 118 HiiN'dLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, I lUinV. MARCH 28, 1013. SHMI WKKKLN WHol.K NO. 3800
STAGGERING HOLOCAUST IMMINENT IN HORROR-STRICKEN DAYTON
Flames Sweeping in Towards Trapped Thousands and Horrified Watchers Are Helpless Blizzard Adds to Misery
and the ghouls nro working despite tho
summary examples being made By tho
It is feared now that epidemics will
break out among tho crowded refugeci.
In many of tho towns tho waterworks
systems hno been destroyed and tho
river waters aro contaminated by the
many corpses and bodies of (le.id animals
afloat. Thoro is also a great scarcity
of food in many places. Every
effort is being made to put tho Tcfugeo
camps and tho buildings housifig the
hundreds in u hanitury condition.
The number of casualties now being
reported is diminishing.
THE LACK OF FOOD IM DRIVING SUFFERERS INSiE
nblo to reach Lnfnyctto, ICokomo, Wn-bash
It is reported that several pcrsous
liavo gono insane for lack of food.
Tho lntrst estimuto of tho dend nt
Urooksvillo is soventccu. Dcnths nlso
occurred at Wlntcinore, Now Trenton
and Cedar Oroo. Tho latter town is
reported v 'e"Ved
MalU Wiped Out.
McConnellsvillo wires that tho town
of Malta with a population of
is destroyed by floods, Tho deaths
aro unknown. Tho residonts of the
place woro warned yesterday.
SDNORA REBELS ARE
CANANEA IS THEIRS
(0 Federal Wlreteaa Telecrapb.)
NAC'O, Arizona, March 27. (Spocial
to Tho Advertiser) A.'tcr thirty-six
uours or ngnum; witnout food or wn
ter, Colonel Moreno lms surrendered his
Inderal garrison at Cannnca to the
state rebels according to roportB
LIFE BOATS HELP
(l Wrferal Wlrelm Telfrali )
WAUKKOAN, Illinois, .Jurcli 27,
ibjifciul to Tho Advertlaur) i'ifty men
with nix lifeboats from tho fodor.il uta'
tin n arrived In LoguiujMirt uuty tmluy
to rnllovn tlio flood auUumr. The bonis
Will llttCOIIilllOllllle plxlnuu hmcIi,
(llr rudmtl Vnr.l TrlrfiaiA I
J'LYWOirni, UMiMbOMtt, VUrrb
JmAu IhlUH m lwliwl t4y for
Ike vwulu iw bttUJ, a.i
iitral mum. Tk wUbv, tto i t mud :
It lit Junior nt ii bf. i.ltli el !
urvalul Jil lhtjl II v ii,
ilnlimM rMriii' llm Mia i .(..,
4Mli MWI U IWNl ftfU wUth
K iUilral 14mA with bit mmI
mymBLm. ' ;-as
I M JAlSfe'flll V
AH W. 11i I tut I W L iMUM i M 14V. HfUlift IMYKIJW
I DAYTON ON A RECENT FETE DAY WELCOMING THE WRIGHT BROTHERS HOME.
WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST
IS RULE AMONG RESCUERS
Now in Dnyton, when) sccrttiry of
war will join him.
(By redernl Wireless Tolecrnnh)
WABIIINOTON, .March 27.
(Speclnl to Tho Advertiser) Pres
idont Wih-on tod.iv asked Sore
tary Garrison to no to Ohio and
personally survey conditions in
Ihu Hooded distriet. Ho will bo
l nccourpunied hy Ofner.il Wood.
Unless conditions iiriteriiillv im-
provii, President Wilson bin self
uiny go to tho scene.
USELESS TO ESTIMATE
THE NUMBER DF DEAD
(By Federal Wlreteaa TeleTaph.)
..COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 27.
to The Advertiser) Conditions
throughout tho storm and flood stricken
Ohio and Indiana today nro worso than
they luno been sineo bofore the tornado
uune which ruined Terro Hnuto.
Ituln fell over most of tho two States
until midnight when it changed to a
blinding snowstorm and tlio
dropped, canning intenso suffering
to tho hundreds of thou snails whoso
homes are wiped out by the Hoods.
H ia iisoless to try to estliiintu tho
dead. Then- aru no dellnltn facts
whereon to base such nn estimato nlnl
It is belli'ved It will lie many iluys before
nny dnfinitu estiiiialo is obtainable,
lluinora that Zunesvlllo has been
Jt is reported that Operator Hell of
I)ii)ton this morning tulephonnd (lov
oriior Cox Unit the llnmuM tlii'ro hud
ruaeliod his bullilliig nnd furred hliu
to nbnuilnu his jiott.
It U known Unit tlio Hood killed u
wore Imm.Hiiil from mi tn two hundred
re mining, A (iinwirwillv iiatnimtu
lilnrfw IIib Dalluiillaua ill imih IlUN
Two Town III riaiiiM,
Ttuy hu1 MWt, Uliiu, urn in Hmiiii's
fnlliiwliig lb Amillnr i.t il plunu, e
urilliig to MMrwuJIriiu'.l ri irt lnrU
if lure lalliwt li.rl. fnilfl I'iqUH
imlii mi. litmvy luu i,i II f lUn,
V hi bum rH l Unini l . mi. it iiIbk lb
Inxiriinr lljl Wf ml.KMl Ii (!0H'
'l'.i uli lllil M.I, I, lit Ibul Jqttf
iimliff U,lil Mfj. ) rui Ii rnilii l ifUMy
1 1. Iimlmi
I,I.i.I,i,i,i ,, i i. f . in M I ) III Mia
a. ltHl Urn tmg ItyH MJIU Wr in
Scores of Corpses
Away -Cold Adding
to the Death List.
(Dy Federal Wlreleaa Telegraph.)
DAYTON, Ohio, March 27. (Spocial
to Tho Advertiser) "Womon and children
first' ' is tho rulo In Dayton today.
Hundreds of niea have boon left
lit their flooded homes after their
fnnUics wcru moved, bocau3o thcrowss
not room enough in 'the boats for an.
Many of theso aro facing death from
fire, whilo tholr anguislicd wives and
children watch tho fire from points of
BODIES IN DEBRIS.
Already tho corpses of tho flood victims
aro becoming vislblo. From tho
south shore of tho flooded dls.riit tho
bedims of men, women and children can
be soon floating with tho dobr.s of
houses mild tho carcasses of dead horses.
Tho mingled mass of dead humanity
and animals is being carried swiitly
along by tho current, and it is oxpocted
few of the bodies over will bo recovered.
All tho bodies so far takon from the;
water are being convoyed to tho chaPol
of Woodlawn coinotcry, lho first
corpso recovered this morning was that
of Miss Lllllo Edlmann, who was
drownod on Tuesday when a boat cap-sized.
A pollcoman perished in a
effort to save tho girl.
EVERY POSSIBLE EFFORT.
While 'but little has yet N)en done
to save tho thousands imperiled in tho
flood and firo ravaged city, overy
effort that humanity can oxort or
daring supply Is being bent to tho work.
Such few boats as are available are
being worked at top speed by eager
rescuors, and already scores of women
and children, famishing and alrrost
frozen, havo beon linded on tho higher
spots in the city whore the flood waters
Bitter cold, however, Is rotarding thj
work of rcscuo as well as making tho
sufferings of tho survivors almost un.
DEATIIfl FROM EXPOSURE.
Tho deaths from cxpoauro pro l-ably
will materially tho fata! ton,
which cannot be made up In anything
llko completeness for probably a woek,
Throughout all the lower part Of tha
city it Is likely that hundreds of per.
sons may bo found dead in tho.'r devastated
homes whon tho waters Bjb.
sldo sufficiently to permit of a search,
HOBBIBLB SIGHTS IN COLUMBUS.
Hr rVitMal Wlrtleii Telecranli.)
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 27.
to Tho Advert ser)nes:uo boata
penetrated the flooded west side
hero today. Theso reported that
all indications pointed to the probj.
blllty of hundreds of lives havtig baon
lest there. It was said to bo lmposs bio
to estimate the exact number Rapidly
reading water reverled corp hang
lug to tiees, some were lodged In tho
debris and others wro floating nbout
In siibiiieigGd buildings.
IlUNDllUn I10DIEH IN CHURCH
ltofun's bioiiKlit the name of bun
dr(t who are tulMliig and who are bo
tlevod to have drowned riroineu who
rUrried from the floodeil west aide of
UiM city declare that at lt m
innm Imvd mu found in the
UM4 DfillUM) Church.
wood vnomw rou oornNM
im UVmmn ArtJaUnt Uenral
WMd tNil'lienr, frww Daytdii tbit
Hr) ImMrtA ffliu mu msii At
mh y ih$ iwftwt work Miu ia but