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SOLDIERS SLAY LOOTERS AND GHOULS iN , FLOOD-STRICKEN CITIES, OF OHIO Columbusr O., yMarclv 28. There cannot .yet be -any definite estimate of the number of "those who perished; in the Ohio Hoods. It is known onlythat, while the first-wild estimates of thousands dead and dying are greatly exaggerated, the t" jith toll unquestionably is heavy - Gov. Cox says that when all, the facts are known, the Ohio floods will be recognized as a greater disaster than the San Francisco earthquake. And in the wake of the waters and the fire, pestilence and famine, the looter and the:ghoul, are stalking. In all the flood-stricken cities which the soldiers have peached and are patrolling, the same" order has been given out relative to looters and sightseers. "Shoot looters and shoot to kill. If sightseers -will not get beyond the flood deadlines after one warning, shoot them also." . y Men with relatives penned up in some floodiboiind city poured 'into Columbus today over the .Big Four from Cleveland, frantically beggingr -for news. The, flooded west .side oY the city today was put under martial law, and all persons not having business there warned to keep away. J How many are dead in Columbus has not yet .been ascertained JBut 101 dead bodies have been located, and. the.' general impression is that many more perished. One thousand or more persons still are. marooned by the" flood. Bodies are being recovered all the time. Many were found lashed to tree tops. The Scioto, which had a big bend encircling severalihousand houses.in which 25,000 dwelt, straightened its own course by (fatting a way through Avondale and .Glenw.ood avenues. Hundreds of home sweresWept away, A general morgue has been opened on Town street-. Arrangements forv 250 bodies' we're made. A small group which gathered a't the, morgue in tie early hours swelled graduallyas the., day went on. ) , The body of Mrs. Withey, recover? ed yesterday, with a rope made from" sheets around the body, wasthe first one placedinjt&Vmorgue. Rescuers, today penetrated to the Cypress and eChter avenue section, which suffered more .than any other from the flood. A hundred people of this district still are marpdned on. a knoll near GreeirLawn'cemetery and ' are suffering-from cold and hunger.- Mrs. BETobin and her .blind baby were" rescued from an .attic, td day. They had neither food nor heat since Tuesday. Two daughters-of Mrs. Ada Pfelfer, daughter of Mrs. Tobin, who floated away from their home in a tub, were rescued. - ' s A live ,16-months-old baby was, found playinghappily in an attic at 946 Princeton avenue. The baby was well dressed and "warmly wrapped. A note on which' was written "Walter Taylor" was pinned to Its clothing' Nothing is known of what became of its parents.' j 1 Four flood babies havebeen born. Twinsy were "born last night in the upper story of a water-surrounded house at 260 Hawkes avenue. One babywas born at West High School, -another at Avondale School. Two unidentified bodies, probably motherland daughter, were found floating in Jackscon.Pike, three miles south of the ity,by George Rankin and Charles Messner. Mrsr Jones, brought from her flood- 'ed home to Mount Carmel -Hospital- last night gave berth to a baby. At l o'clock, 'Coronerv..LQUic C. Denkert ..estimated -the -Columbus dead at 200, v .