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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
. Fair today and tomorrow; rising .temperature tomorrow. Temperatures yesterday Max imum, 70; minimum, 37. The Herald has the tar morning home drcdbtton, aad prints all the newt of the world, with manjr exclastre feature. NO. 2364 WASHINGTON. D. C. FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1913. -TWELVE PAGES. t ONE CENT. xsr Jfcsr v''H H-i :bsbssbbbbbH GOV. JAMRS ST. COX. "COLUMBUS, O., March 27, 1913. Editor The Washington Herald Your welcome telegram just received. I want to thank you and the rest of the big-heartedbunch at the Nation's Capital The situation at Dayton is better tonight. The water is receding rapidly. Our railroads are still paralyzed and a quarter of a million people are homeless tonight. Property loss will amount to hundreds of millions. Wire all funds to Col. W. L. Wilson, Treasurer Re lief Fund, Columbus, O. JAMES M. COX." FLOOD BEGINS TO RECEDE IN OHIO; SUPPLIES ARRIVE; OTHER SECTIONS ARE NOW IN DANGER MILITIA AND SUPPLIES REACH STRICKEN DAYTON; FLAMES EXTINGUISHED Water Recedes and Pent-up Hundreds Re leased from Refuges in Flooded District. Estimates of Dead Show Little Change. TORRENTS THREATEN AT MANY POINTS Militiamen in boats arrived in the stricken city of Dayton, Ohio, last nisrlit. to the ercat iov the Hood sufferers, and simultaneous with 'heir arrival a trainload of supplies crept into the Union Station over the tracks of tne Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Just is thec signs of returning life were visible, several thousand men and women prisoners for nearly three davs in the downtown office buildings, trooped out on to the damp and mud-smeared sidc v.alks and got their first glimpse at close range of the terrible destruc tion wrought by the great flood i-irks eviiguisiii:d. The fires that burned -pasinodically Wednesday afternoon and night and part of vesterdaj. were extinguished vesterday afternoon, and it is now hoped that the Io-s of life will not approach the ap paling figures that have been given publicity during the last two das. Maj. Leon Smith, in charge of the militia, announced last night that the search of buildings for bodies of the dead would begin today, and it is therefore impossible to give am accurate information as to the loss of life in the citv. It is known, however, tliat ouu persons have been drowned, and it is" believed that this ht may be doubled when the searching liall have ended. IlllTOV IVOKR MRTIAI. H. Last night the citv was under martial law, and with only a light here and there, militiamen were patrolling all sections of the city, some afoot and some in boats, preserving order. Maj. Smith lias asked for more militiamen, not because any looting is feared, but for the reason that the men now there have been on duty almost constantly for two davs in their efforts to get into the city and many of them are exhausted. North Dayton, which is expected to roll up a great death list, furnished no information last night that would lead to-an accurate list of the dead in that vicinit, but it is believed that the dead FIRST CYCLONE PHOTOGRAPH FROM OMAHA. there will add more than 200 to the number already known to have lot their lives. Coltl (bii Incrraifi Suffering. It will be some dajs before the current will permit of the free parage of boats across the Miami to North Dajton. but Hid is being sent there from other sources, and word from that pection of the city last night brought bj the militia was to the effect that many houses thfre were being cleaned of the slime and mud left b tbo flood and were being Impressed into hospitals for the care of the suffering A cold aie, followed by a blinding snowstorm, has made the suffering of those jet to be rescued intense and. added to this. Is the great lack of drinking water. Eighteen blocks were destroyed in the fire and, although it Is believed that manv persons lost their lives in this manner, there was no information last night tend ing to accuracy in that dlrecUon It will be a matter of perhaps twent-four hours before definite information Is received. The reservoir at Lewiston is still Intact, despite many reports to the contrary. Gnrrison. on Way. This was the general situation in Daj ton at 11 o'clock lust night. Secretary of War Garrison, on a special train and accompanied by MJ Gen Leon ard Wood and several other officers, is rushing to the Ohio city with the inten tion of lending all aid possible The Sec retary is going to Cincinnati over the Chesapeake and Ohio, and from there, will work his way northward to Dayton He has orders from President Wilson to put the city of Daj ton under martial .law If in his discretion such a move Is necessary. Meanwmle. the President, whose car stands ready in the Union Station at Washington, will go to the scene should the Secretary of War call for him Advices from other sections of Ohio SCENE IN FLOODED DAYTON. HilinSE MHIIIHHIiilllllllllllllllllHIillllllllllllH Reproduction from the Dally N(m, hovrlns a flooded afreet In the weat rm section of the totrn. which has since been almost entirely wiped on the map by lire and flood ItWT i i Tjjpl if illiiflMi iii' MIj flifi --- (CopjTtebt bj lBtemiBl Sewa Smfcs.) Ruins of the Sacred Heart Academy, in the residential section of Omaha, Nebr., which city was one of the worst sufferers in the tornado of Easter Sunday. have not tended to lessen the list of dead as previously reported. It will be several days before the run extent of the damage and loss or life in Uhlo alone Is known. The total loss of life In Ohio Is estimated at 3306. in Indiana at 18S: Pennsylvania. 3. and West Virginia, U. Storms Strike In East. Meanwhile, the Eastern section of the country Is feeling the full force of storm of Its own Tornadoes are sweep ing through Virginia and Delaware and up the Atlantic coast, a wind velocity of seventy miles an hour being reported In New 'Jork City last night. The thermometer is falling rapidly, and the temperature In many places In the East is near the freezing point. Advices late last night from many sec tions of the country are in effect as fol low VIRGIXK. Richmond Seventy-mile gale sweeping state. Many houses unroofed here and business houses damaged No fatalities Norfolk Coast swept b high gale. Bat tleships and much shipping putting in for safet). Temperature falling rapidly. Petersburg Terrific wind and rain storm; much damage. MARVLAM). Fotomne Rlalne Rapidly. Baltimore High gales, following tor rential rains; temperature falling rapid ly, rotomac River rising at the rate of a foot an hour in Western Maryland .dgemont Hundred million gallon res ervoir here brimfull, force of gale likely to cause a break before morning. Peo ple leaving homes. Federalsburg Terrific wind and rain storm all day: many buildings wrecked, section of the city under water tonight; great apprehension v illiamsport Potomac rising rapidly: city threuttned DEM WARE. Seaford Heavy rains and high winds: streams rising rapidlj. Laurel Tornado here this evenlnr: much damage; no finalities. SEW YORK. Trenton Delaware River rising rapldli: flood warnings sent out Asbury Park Freight steamer AnUoch wrecked: crew rescued: damaging gales. Egg Harbor Terrific wind and rain: many buildings blown down: several imau Doats sunk: no loss of life. Buffalo All streams in western section of State out of banks: lanre area of country overflowed Only one life report ed lost. Heavy snow and northwest rale. Salamanaca Threatened by fire- hero summoned from near-by towns, but can't reach city. Practically all towns in tho Genesee Valle) under water and In darkness tonight. Rochester This citv In danger of be ing cut off overothe Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg tracks, owing to floods in Genesee Valle. No rail communica tion with Genesee. Temperatures fallen to near freezing point. Albany The Hudson is eighteen feet above normal. Street car traffic aban doned and all schools closed this after noon. Entire southern end of the city is under water. New York Central tracks between Fonda and St Johnvlllc (not on the main line) are covered with water. The dam of the International Paper Com pany, at Tort Edwards, is weakening under the pressure from two dajs' flood waters Hundreds of people went to nearbjuhllls tonight for safety. Watertown Black River has reached the highest mark ever known. Nine pa per mills have shut down. Water run ning through the streets of several near by villages. New York City Seventy-mile Kale, fol lowing heavy rainfall of the morning. Temperature is nearing the freezing point. Sayvllle. Long Island Wireless tower Continued on Pace Foir. FEDERAL AID IS SENT TO FLOOD ZONE; GARRISON IN OHIOJODAY Secretary of War Heads Big Relief Party to Ohio and Indiana. PRESIDENT MAY VISIT STRICKEN SECTIONS Navy Department tad Public Health Service Both Dispatch Representa tives to Torrent-swept States. RED CROSS GETS APPEAL 83-10 PhlladelDhla aad Rrlnra. J2.25 Chester .and return: 2.00W liming ton and return Pennsylvania Railroad next Sunday. Special'trainJeaves Wash ington 7.20 a. m. Consult ticket ajceztta for furthar Drticulrf III-fated City of Dayton Cnt in Two by Deluge, Say Reports Received Hera. With a unanimity of action, that parallels if it does not sur pass the hustle and bustle of war times, the Federal government, through every department from the White House down, is bend ing its energies toward the relief of the distress and the suffering m the Ohio and Indiana flood re gions. The word to go forth to the aid of the stricken communi ties started from the White House. The President himself has signi fied his willingness, in the event that his presence can be of any avail in the inundated districts, to drop all such minor matters as tariff or currency or appointments and, himself, join the ranks of the army of rescuers now steaming to ward Umo trom every quarter of the Union. Departmental red tape has been slashed. Expense may go hang. The Federal government is out in force in the cause of humanity, "Get vour men and your women, jour supplies of clothing and bed ding and foodstuffs, your doctors and nurses, jour medicines and j-our fuel into the flood-region in the quickest time possible and we II talk about the cost afterward," that is in .substance, the word that has passed around Washington. ContlnoCia on Pave Three.- FLOOD TRAPS MINERS IN P0TTSVII1E, PA. Potlsvtlle. Pa. March Zl A rush of water, due to the recent heavy rains, brought with It great quantities of water, rock, coal, and debris into a mine gang way at the Buck Run Colliery, Mount Pleasant, and shut off six miners who were at work late todaj. The entombed men are John O Brien. Robert Connelly, and Thomas Brennan, of Peckschervnie. and John Murph), of Forestville. and two others whose names were not learn ed. Rescuers are at work up to their necks In water In their desperate efforts to reach them. STATE CAPITAL A SHAMBLES AS FLOOD RECEDE Columbus. March IT Columbus con fronts a situation late tpnlght almost as serious as Da) ton. The swollen Scioto receded today and proof of the fright ful toll of human life claimed by the flood was revealed It is estimated that any where from J to 10W perished in the capital cltj. Dead Float In Pools. Scores of dead floated in eddjlng pools in vacant lots and low ground. Searchers for the living saw house after house, weakened bj the strong current of three dajs, give way as the waters receded. As these houses crashed to ruin search ers saw bodies released and swirl down stream Death May Total l.OOO. "All energies were devoted to caring for tnose wno are homeless, hungry and ill and the dead were left alone for the time being Harry P. Wolfe, owner of the Dispatch, who was active In the rescue work, said he would not be surprised If the dead reached 1 000. He had seen conditions so much more horrible than he had ex pected that description was vain. First direct communication was established with a West Side undertaker late this after noon when Undertaker Osman said over the telephone that ho had nineteen bodies in his morgue and orders to care for sixty-nine more. He estimated the number of dead in the United Brethren Church, on the West Side, at 3X1. From 1 to 150 bodies, he said, are lying parll submerged In Avon dale Avenue. About MO more, according to sir. Osufan. are lying In Wet Park Avenue. Fire Chief Escapes. Fire Chief Laurier, who was marooned on the hilltop. Just bevond the flooded section, reaching that point of tafety in his automobile just before the water wept tho lowlands, said that he saw scores of persons tundlng on their porches as the water swept down and that he cannot see how scarcely any of them escape. MAKE DARING RESCUES. New Tork. March Zi. Capt. David Mar- rell and his two mates white men, re mained on the barkentlne Antlocli after she went ashore today on the New Jersey coast, near Asbury Park, while negro members of the crew were taken ashore in a breeches buo. The Work of the llfe- ntvera' was handicapped by the breaking I of the hawser of the buoy. DAYTON PRESENTS SCENE OF COMPLETE DISASTER; COLD ADDS TO HORROR Estimates of Dead Run from 1,000 to 1,500-70,000 Homeless 15,000 Residences Submerged. WEST DAYTON IS AGAIN IN FLAMES West Dayton, Ohio, March 28 (Friday). Fire has broken out in the center of .the city again tonight. Tht bright glare spreading above makes the fire plainly visible from here. The location appears to be east of the wholesale an d retail section, already partially burned. Dayton, March 27. Dayton presents a scene of complete disaster tonight, owing to the partial recession of the water. When darkness settled oer the ruins, only scattering ras of light could be seen where the fire, wiich has raged for nearly thirtv hours, still smolder:. A steady fall of snow and a cold, piercing wind are adding to the suffering of the 70,000 persons wl;o are destitute. EST!MTE OF THE DEtD. After a brief survey of the ruins tonight it was estimated that 1.000 to 1,500 have died; 70.000 are homeless; 15.000 residences are submerged; 120 miles of streets are flooded; 5.000 persons hae been rescued and are being cared for in temporary hospitals, 500 horses have been killed, together with seeral hundred head of cattle; the financial loss is estimated at !J5,000.000. PRISOBRS IX REVOLT. The first party of militiamen to reach the water bound diUrict found the most terrible conditions to exist in the city workhouse, where sixty prisoners hae been in a state of revolt since Tuesday night. They hae been without food and water all of this time, and Super intendent Johnson has been fight-, Algonquin are safe and hae not auf. ing for his life during most of the time. A detachment of militia has been placed on guard at the work house, and food and water has been sent there. Hotel Gnesta .Snfe. No word has jet been received con cerning the safety of Mayor Kdward Phillips or members of his family. Chief of Police J. N. Allaback. who has been marooned, has taken charge of the rescue work In .North Da) ton. The three hundred guests in the Hotel fered materially, except from fear thai the fire would reach them. It was reported tonight that, with th exception of those who lived In Nortfc Da ton. not over 200 have been drowned. The relief parties have so far found, it Impossible to reach north of Helena btreet. where the greatest loss Is thought to have occurred in the thickly congest ed district there. The heaviest part ofhe flood quickly and almost without warning reached thU section of the city and it is believed that a large portion of the inhabitants Cnntluurd on Pime Pour. Philadelphia Exrttrsloa. Next Sunday. March- 30. Pennsylvania Railroad CM. round trip. Special train leaves Washington -' 20 a. m. lili to Chester and return: CM to-Wllminirton and. return. Consult ticket gents. HERALD RELIEF FUND NOW AMOUNTS TO $1,110.00. stirred bj- the strneroua offer of The Aaahlaa;on Herald In doaattos; SI, OOO to head a fund fur the relief of the flood sufferers, readers of this newspaper readily nlwrrlned I arse and amall amount, all dar yesterday and last night. special office for the receipt of money was opened at 3 o'clock In the morning, and up to a late hoar last night the fond waa gradually Inercaaed. It Is expected that within the next twenty-four honra a large part of the fund nlll be dispatched to Col. W. L. Wllaon, treasurer of the relief fund, at Columbus, Ohio. The list sf contributors and their amounts followi The Washington Herald SI.OOO.00 Mr. and Mra. V. B. Hester 3.00 Csah 1.00 Mrs. Katharine White .-,.00 J. J. Friedman 3.00 s. M. Jones .-. SUM Mrs. F. I S.00 e . nrolmnn 2JM William Edgar S.00 Lurrna W. tierhold XOO Mr. nnd Mrs. McCarthy Hanger 5.00 J. F. n.... f 340 Thomas E. Holmes ,-;.oo Frank C. .skinner 1040 Cash . 140 II. R. Buckler 3.00 William T. Wlllett 10.00 Ida C. Payne 340 Mlas Freda Fearnd . 1.00 Charles sctaafer S340 Mrs. (J. I H ... 140 , W. F- Palmer 140 Mrs. H. (i. Kiel 1.00 K. K. Burlew. ..."... 140 Kdllh M. Adklns 100 Poatofflrr station ., cash l.oo Three 'm 340 Total SI. 1 1040 3hsz felrr.'jgCi- z&, r A , k- i Vt-K j ' . S 5 rr v?raj, .-! ' i-,lJ'rS&'!