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[Illustration: STRICKEN]

THE TRUE STORY OF OUR NATIONAL CALAMITY OF FLOOD, FIRE AND TORNADO

The appalling loss of life, the terrible suffering of the homeless, the struggles for safety, and the noble heroism of those who risked life to save loved ones; the unprecedented loss of property, resulting in the laying waste of flourishing cities and towns

HOW THE WHOLE NATION JOINED IN THE WORK OF RELIEF

By LOGAN MARSHALL

Author of "THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC," "THE UNIVERSAL HANDBOOK," "LIFE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT," "THE STORY OF POLAR CONQUEST," "MARSHALL'S HANDY MANUAL," Etc.

PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WITH AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHS

COPYRIGHT 1913, BY L. T. MYERS

The material in this work is fully protected under the copyright laws of the United States. All persons are warned against making any use of it without permission.

Prayer by Bishop David H. Greer:

O Merciful God and Heavenly Father, who hast taught us in Thy holy word that Thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men, give ear to the prayers which we humbly offer to Thee in behalf of our brethren who are suffering from the great water floods.

Cause them in their sorrow to experience the comfort of Thy presence, and in their bewilderment the guidance of Thy wisdom. Stir up, we beseech Thee, the wills of Thy people to minister with generous aid to their present needs, and so overrule in Thy providence this great and sore calamity that we may be brought nearer to Thee and be knit more closely one to another in sympathy and love.

All which we humbly ask, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

[Illustration: WHERE THE NATION'S SYMPATHIES ARE CENTERED]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I The Greatest Cataclysm in American History . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

CHAPTER II The Death Bearing Flood at Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

CHAPTER III Dayton's Menace of Fire and Famine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

CHAPTER IV Dayton in the Throes of Distress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

CHAPTER V The Recuperation of Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

CHAPTER VI Dayton: "The City of a Thousand Factories" . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

CHAPTER VII The Devastation of Columbus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

CHAPTER VIII Columbus: The Beautiful Capital of Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

CHAPTER IX Cincinnati: A New Center of Peril . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

CHAPTER X The Flood in Western Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

CHAPTER XI The Flood in Northern Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

CHAPTER XII The Flood in Eastern Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

CHAPTER XIII The Flood in Eastern Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

CHAPTER XIV The Desolation of Indianapolis and the Valley of the White River. . 184

CHAPTER XV The Roaring Torrent of the Wabash . . ... Continue reading book >>




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