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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 12, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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2 C NOON EDITION 2 C
THE DAY BOOK
4n Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL.6, NO. 13'9 Chicago, Monday, March 12, -T917 3!
HALF OF INDIANA CITY
RAZED BY CYCLONE
-FIND 26 BODIES
,Twister Lasts Less Than Minute, but Did Million
Dollars' Damage, Destroyed 500 Homes and Killed
Scores at Newcastle, Ind. Cincinnati Suffers.
THE CYCLONE'S TOLL
Newcastle, Ind. 26 dead, 20
missing, 150 injured, 500 homes
destroyed.
Cincinnati, O. 3 dead, 50 in
Newcastle, Ind., March 12. With
26 bodies already recovered, search
continued today for further dead in
wake of cyclone which swept down
on this city late yesterday, destroy
ing 500 homes and causing property
damage of more than a million dol
lars. Estimates were that from 10
to 20 bodies were still in the ruins.
Manufacturing plants were closed
while workmen aided three compa
nies of militia and 100 special police
men in keeping guard and cleaning
up debris, strewn over a cyclone
swept district two and a half miles
wide and 15 miles long, through the
residence district of the city and on
into a prosperous farming country.
J. Le6b Watkins, mayor, lost ev
erything but his clothes. iHs home
was destroyed and his pocketbook,
containing $205, was blow away.

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