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sage from John A Bell, telephone
wire cnier at v ay ion:
"The Russell apartments on West
Third street and boulevard on fire,
People are jumping into the water.
Rear end of Steele High School has
caved in. Bauman's Bakery burned
down. About two hundred people are
dead in Riverdale and 'North Dayton
Loss of life is now growing and may
reach l, coo.
Sidney, .0. Between 100 and 500
reported drowned in Piqua. Public
square under 9 teet ot .water.
aZnesville. O. 15 reported dead.
2,000 driven from their homes'. River
I Tiffin, O.-r-50 reported dead. Chief
oj Police Meyers and Mayor Kaeppell
among missing. Water 7 feet in
Pittsburgh, PaWeather Fore
caster Pennywitt sent .out flood warn
ings along Allegheny today. River
rising'10 inches an hour.
' .. Bulletin.
Pittsburgh, Pa., March "26 A woT
man and five children were drowned
in the Shenahgo river at Sharon, to
day. Business houses and telegraph
offices at Sharon are under fourfeet
of water. River is rising.
Brookville. Reports state forty
lives lost. Dead bodies of a man, two
children and a woman Were seen in
flooded West Indianapolis this after-,
A Chicago and western Illinois
passenger train is reported to have
dropped through a bridge over the
Wabash river at Clinton, Ind.
Fort WayneV Ind. Three orphan
girls Were drowned today when a
boat in which they were being trans
ferred from .the flooded Allen Coun
ty Orphans" home capsized. '
Columbus, 0., March 26V -At-,2 p.
m. Gov. Cox received a message from
Zanesville that the, city was in dan
ger of being wiped out by floods.
Conditions are as bad as in Dayton.
George F. Burba, secretary to Gov. '
Cox, telegraphed ('from Springfield;
where he had gonein ati "effort to
"Deaths in Dayton may reach 2,
000. Property damage $10,000;000.
River four miles wide. Water to sec
ond story of Phillips House. "Unable
to get near city."
Twenty-five people are known to
have perished in Columbus. MissEs
therGeis, rescued from her -flooded
Jiomeon the West Side, told of seeing
the house of George Griffin collapse,
carrying Griffltt,hls wife and seven
children, to death. The young woman
also said John May, his wife and five
children perished when their House
was swept away.
Indiflnanolis. Ind. A terrific snow
storm 6n the heels'of adrop in tem
nofnnrn added to the horrors of the
flood situation in central, and north
ern) Indiana this afternoon.
Hamilton. Q.. March 26. PaDer
mille and fflfttnrins nr& collaDsinc into :
theWlood. Several other huge plants
destroyed by lire, scores aeaa.
Indianauolis. Word reached here
this, afternoon that the Peru furni
ture factory in which several hun
dred of the floor refugees had taken
refuse at Peru, Jnd., had collapsed?
and been swept away -in the flood.
Death lisf- not Known.
Omaha, March .26. Three more-
victims havexdled bringing, total to
Gen. Geneveovec de Laa has failed
to capture Tlaltizipam. Oh! if- those"
Mexicans would only load their rapid
fire guns with their names!'