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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 28, 1913, Image 7

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-"The greatest fear is felt for 'the
fate of aZnesville. Communication
between that town and herevis cut
off. The report thatil.50 are dead and
that the survivors are starving can
not be confirmed.
' A dispatch from Troy says the
dead there will number 126 Dead
bodies can be seen in the tree-topst
where the refugees died from .cold
and lack "of food: It is impossible to
recover the bodies'; ,
The towns -of Roswell and: Shaw
nee have been entirely destroyed. It
is not known how many are dead
there. , "
Dayton, O., March 28. The num
ber of the dead in Dayton will not
exceed 300. '
Those parts of the city in which
( reports saidthere were the greatest
fts number of deaths are almost free
from fatalities.
Dayton waited in horror for the re
port from North Dayton and River
dale. i
' Levees were supposed .to have
t broken there; and the people to haye
been swept away by. the hundreds. .
There, are not more than 10 deaths
in North Dayton, and very few in
The flood sis. subsiding, rapjdly.
Every part-of the city.i.now accessi
ble. The boulevards are dry under
"The people of-the city are walking
along the boulevards almost-gaily.
, They,, who faced death and waited
for it, are so glad to be alive', so
thankful, that there is almost a holi
day spiritin the air.
There' is no question about the
enormous property damage, however.
The downtown section is only a ruin.
And the worst- horror of the flood
-is yet to come.
" Pestilence is .feared. And . famine
already .is upon the people. i
'The rescuers whoare at work all
over the city tell pitiful tales of starv
ing people begging for food.
-The. morgue-has begun to play its
part :in the story. ' -
The first bodies in it were .those
of two women taken from a house at
609 Second , street One was. the
body of aivoldwoman; the other of
a young woman. They were tied to
gether. A note was pinned, to 'the
older woman's clothes. It. read:
"Hawke Motherland daughter."
"Hawke, mother and . daughter,"
were placed side by side in the
morgue. They must have seen death
coming and, prepared for it..
Trainlpads of food are arriving in
the city. As. fast as the food .arrives
it is served out to the starving people.
. The city is under martial law.
There is a deadline around the flood
ed district It is death to cross this
deadline. " , J
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'Jndianapolis, lnd.r March 25."
Though the acute suffering of flood
victims, in the central and northern
portion of Indiana has been relieved,
further trouble is "feared along the
lower .end of the Wabash river, wtiich
has just been reached by the crest
of the flood.
Direct word from Fort Wayne;
LaFayette, Peru, Logansport, Ko
komo, Wabash, Terre Haute, Indiana
polis, Martinsville, Shelbyville and
many other cities and. towns is to-the
effect that the fight to relieve priva
tion" following the flood has been
won. '
Ample supplies of food and cloth
ing have reached the strickeh cities.
Water has been carried in, as power
plants are still! out of commission.
Meager comfort is taken from the
fact that the loss of life, though;

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