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THE VERY FIRST I
Distinction Between Jesus'
.Raising Dp and All Others.
EASTER SUNDAY'S MEANING
Psttor Rusiell Shows Scripturally the
Difference Between Awakening of tin
Dead and Resurrection of the Dead.
Several Were Awakened Bofore Je
sus, but He Was the First Resurrect
edThe Church's Resurrection Ths
Subsequent Resurrection of the World
St. Louis, Mo.,
It u b s c 1 1 spoke
twice hero today.
We report his ad
dress on the Res
urrectlon, from the
text, "He should
lo the first that
should rise from
the dead." Acta
out (but tils text meant nothing less
than it said; namely, that the resurrec.
tlon of Jesus was tho very first resur
rection that no ono had previously
beeti raised from tho dead. lie led his
hearers back to Eden and let them hear
the Divine words respecting tho pen
alty for slu "Dying, thou shalt die."
Do gave thorn tho further formula of
Jehovah's curse, or sentence, In tho
words addressed to Ada.n after bo had
been east out of Eden: "In the sweat
of thy faeo shalt thou cat bread, till
tbou return unto the ground; for out of
it tbou wnst taken; for dust thou nit;
and unto dust shalt thou return."
Tho Pastor showed that this dying
process operated In Father Adam for
nine hundred and thirty years before
its action was completed; that Adam's
cnnaren, tno numan family, never
were In the same perfection as Adnra
in tho image of God that they were
born on n lower plane, and weio fallen
at the time of birth. lie quoted from
tho Psalms: "Behold, 1 was shapen in
iniquity, and in sin did my mother con
celve me." (Psalm 51:5.) This, he
said, agreed exactly with the New
Testament statomont, "Death passed
upon all men because nil are slnnors";
and again, "There is none righteous
(perfect, no, not ono" all "como short
of the glory of God." Romans 5:1
Next, the Pastor pointed out the
meaning of the word resurrection,
which In the Greek Is anaslasls. It
means, he said, not merely an awaken
lug from tho sleep of death, but t
raising up again. Tho word ayain slg
nliles a raising to a former standard
tho one from which they fell tho Im
ago and likeness of God, which nono
of Adam's children havo fully possess
ed, because he lost it While Jesus
was of Adanilc stock, through His
mother, His life and perfection came
to Illm from Ills prehumnn state; and
benco He was perfect, a Son of Clod,
"holy, linrinless, undeflled. separato
from sinners "
"Not Possible For Him to Be Holden."
St. Peter declares that It was not
possible for Jesus to be hohlen of death.
(Acts 2:24.) No cause of death was
found In Illm. He delighted to do
tho Heavenly Father's will. It was
the Pnther's will that Jesus should
demonstrate Ills loyalty nnd obedience
unto death, "even tho death of tho
cross." P.ut this did not Interfere with
tho original promlso of life everlasting
to the obedient. Hence It was -not
possible for Jesus to remain under the
power of death, as It Is not possible
for God to chango Ills great purpose
or to violate Ills agreement. Hence
the Apostle says that God raised Jesus
from the dead on the third day.
Jesus was perfect on tho spirit plane,
beforo He humbled Himself to ex
change the spirit nature for tho hu
man, to becomo man's Redeemer. He
never forfeited Uls right to life. IIo
merely laid it down lu loyalty to the
Father's will. Slnco Ho was unfnllcn,
Ills resurrection would mean Ills ro-
fiuscltatlon in perfection, Dut it was
not God's will that IIo should come
back to perfection In human nature.
lie had already used that naturo for
the purpose Intended. He was brought
folly back from tho power of death to
Uio very hlghost piano of spirit being;
tamely, the Divine nature.
Contrast this resurrection, or bring
ing back to perfection from death,
with tho experiences that occurrod in
any awakenings of tho sleepers preccd
lug. Jalrus' daughter was a member
of the fallen race, imperfect; and tho
awakening of her and bringing her
back to what alio was before did not
resurrect, or bring her again to the con
rtltion of perfection in which Eve was
beforo sin had deteriorated the race.
Consider from tho same standpoint,
the widow of Nalu's son and his awak
ening, the awakening of Lazarus, the
brother of Martha and Mary, and tho
nwakeulng of tho dead mentioned in
the Old Testament.
To have resurrected any of these
sleeping ones would have meant much
more than was accomplished in them.
It would have meaut to bring them up
to full perfection in the image of God
rs it was possessed by Father Adam.
As It was, tho awakened ones merely
find a few more years In the present
life. Kid then fell' asleep In death
again, to await ll t;!oi-iif Day of
Meiuir Kinu'lMin. in which Adam's
race will not only be uv;ikened, but be
given every opportunity of gradually
rising to full perfection
The First (Chief) Resurrection.
Further alonj; in Ills discourse the
Taster demonstrated that tl Church
of this Gosel Age is everywhere sepa
rate and distinct from all others of
mankind: they are neither Gentiles nor
Jews. He made clear, however, that he
dhl not refer to the 400.OtiO.miO pro
fessed Christians or to any particu
lar sect, or denomination, as the Church
of CLri.-t. Ho gave Scriptures In proof
of his contention that tho Church of
Christ Is composed of all saintly be
lievers in Jesus, seeking to walk In
Ills footsteps not after tho flesh, but
after the Spirit. Ho called attention to
the fact that no denomination could
claim a monopoly of this saintly class,
ami that none could claim to be free
In the I'nstor's opinion, tipparently,
tht vast majority of the 400,000.000
of professing Christians are merely
tares or worse. He cited numerous
Scriptures to tho effect that tho heirs
of God, Joint heirs with Jesus Christ
are a "little flock," a "Royal Priest
hood," a "holy nation," a "peculiar
people," who "show forth tho praises
of Illm who hath called them out of
darkness into Ills marvelous light"
The Pastor then declared that the
Truo Church Is to be found in all the
different denominations, and Homo of
them outside all denominational fences.
Ho showed that the denominational
fences nro contrary to the Bible. After
making clear who constitute "tho
Church of the First-borns whose
names are written in Ilenven," the
Pastor declared that these are to have u
share with Jesus In Ills Resurrection.
He quoted St. Paul's words, "That I
might know Him nnd the power of Ills
resurrection, being made conformable
unto Ills doath."-Philippinns 3:10.
Tho Pastor seemed to glvo tho
thought that in tho Dhino Purpose a
foreordained number of the Church
class must suffer with Christ beforo
the Millennium could begin. Their suf
ferings would not bo vicarious, as were
Jesus' sufferings, nor necessary to tho
redemption of tho world, as wcro Ills;
but tho Bufferings would bo necessary
in order to demonstrate their loyalty to
God nnd to righteousness to provo
them worthy of the high honor of
Jolnt-holrshlp with Jesus, nnd shnrers
with Illm in Ills Kingdom.
Tho Church's suffering with Jesus,
the Pastor Bald, is their dying to earth'
ly conditions and ambitions, as no did.
All who thus dlo with Jesus, willingly
sacrificing earthly hopes, alms, ambl
tlous, are counted as sharing in "His
death." Such are assured In tho Scrip'
tures that they will also in God's due
tlmo share in "Ills Resurrection."
"Ills Resurrectlou" was not only the
First Resurrection, but also tho chief.
tho best, resurrection to the very
highest plnne of spirit perfection tho
Divine naturo. Hence the promise to
the Church to share lu Ills Resurrec
tlon means that Ills faithful followers
will experience n similarly glorious
resurrection to n higher nature, tho Dl
vino with Its glory, honor nnd immor
tallty. This Jesus also avers, saying,
"ltlessed n ml holy Is he that hath part
In the First Resurrection. They
shall bo priests of God and of Christ
and shall reign with Illm a thousand
years." Revelation 20:G.
Easter and the Passover.
Tho Pastor says that tho word EAST
Ell occurs once In our Common Ver
sioa Bible and is a mistranslation It
should be Passover. Easter was n fes
tlval honoring tho heathen goddess of
Spring. The name was transferred to
tho Passover celebration of the early
Church In honor of tho Lord's resur
rection. Doubtless tho nttetnpt was to
divert the heathen toward Christianity,
keeping thy festival, but altering Its
significance. Whatever tho word meant
then, it stands now to tho Christian ns
tho synonym for the glorious resurrec
tlon of the world's Redeemer from
death and the human nature to glory,
honor, immortality, tho Divine nature.
So, said tho Pastor, the resurrectlou
of Jesus is the guarantee of the resur
rectlou of "tho Church, which is His
Rody." It also assures us of tho
world's rcsurrectlon-thnt an opportu
nlty through Messiah's Kingdom is to
eomc to all mankind, to be recovered
from tho tomb nnd from all their im
perfections mental, moral and pbys
leal. Only tho willingly, intelligently
disobedient will ultimately dlo the Sec
ond Death, which St. Potpr describes
as perishing like natural brute beasts.
Resurrection of the Soul.
Many Hlble students have failed to
note that the IMblo nowhere speaks of
the resurrection of tho body. Their er
ror hns given color to the argumeuts of
agnostics and others who point out the
unreasonableness of such a proposi
tlon. Thus the Resurrection doctrine
is made to appear absurd, whereas the
Bible presentation Is most logical.
According to Science, our bodies are
continually sloughing off materials and
through food replacing these; so that a
complete chango is effected every scv
eu years; and thus a person fifty yenra
old bos had practically seven different
bodies. The argument is that tho mole
cules of matter constituting tho body
are not the man; that any other atoms
would serve the purpose Just as well.
if his Identity were preserved.
Many are familiar with the story of
the apple tree whose roots penetrated
a colli n nnd fed upon the corpse so
completely that the root, when dug up,
resembled the human shape. The np
pies were shipped In various directions
and eaten by many people. Some np
pies were eaten by boss which were
killed, shipped and eaten Thus the
substance of tho corpse passed into
many bodtp In many places This
started tfie ' query. How could those
atoms of matter bo re-collected for the
resurrection of that iodyt
St Paul answers tho query, saying.
"Thou sowest not that body which
6hall be." (1 Corluthians 15:37.) He
declares that Id the resurrection God
will give some a spirit body and others
a human body. Ve aro uot question
ing the Divine Power to do anything,
but merely calling attention to the fact
that what the Hlble says ou this sub
ject Is thoroughly in harmony with rea
son, and that our neglect of tho Bible
testimony got us Into confusion charg
ing absurdities to tho Word of God.
Christ's Soul Not Left In Sheol.
St. Paul's teaching Is that the resur
rection for the world in general con
sists of a re-awakening from the sleep
of death, in a body similar to the ono
which died; und that when thus awak
ened, each member of the race shall
have a full opportunity of being raised
agaiu to tho Imago of God, in which
our race was created, from which we
all fell through Adam, and a return to
which hns been provided for us
through the death of Jesus. The time
set apart for this work is a thousand
years Mcssinh's Millennial Reign.
St. Taul speaks of n better resurrec
tion coming to the Ancient Worthies,
who proved their loyalty to God. (He
brews 11:35.) Their reward will be
that instead of being awakened in an
imperfect condition, to rise gradually
with tho rest of the world, they will
bo awakened In a perfect condition.
Another class that will uot sbnro with
tho world In tho gradual resurrection
is the Church not the nominal church
of mere professors, but the real Church
of Christ thoso who walk in the foot
steps of Jesus to the best of their
ability. This class bad Its beginning
There, through the merit of Christ's
sacrifice, God began the acceptance
of the Elect to be tho Bride of Christ
Jolnt-helr in Ills MeRslanlc Kingdom.
Their special blessing begins by their
being begotten of tho noly Spirit con
stituting their start as spirit beings.
Thenceforth their portion is to becomo
dead to nil earthly things nnd alive to
all Heavenly hopes, ambitions, etc.
As their chango of nature began
when they received the noly Spirit, it
will be completed in the First Resur
rection, when they will bo given per
fect spirit bodies. St. Paul soys, speak
ing of this class, "Wc shall all be
changed; for "flesh and blood cannot
Inherit tbo Kingdom of God." (1 Cor
inthians 15:51, BO.) This Is the glori
ous hope set beforo us In the Gospel.
Opportunity to gain a part in this
First Resurrection Is limited to this
Gospel Age. Only faithful followers
of Jesus have any promise of a share
in it-Revelation 20:4.
Unbelief Stagger. 8ome.
AH familiar wltb their Bible know
well that the doctrine of the Resurrec
tion of the Dead Is one of Its funda
mentals. But their faith staggers at
the thought of the Resurrection of the
Dead, and this leads them to deny tho
entire matter. They do not tell us
tbnt they do not believe in tho Resur
rection of the Dead; but they tench
that nobody Is dead that when people
appear to dlo they are really more
allvo thnn they were before. DnwIIIlng
to admit that the really dead could bo
brought bnck to life, they claim that
death is n transition from a lower form
of life to n higher ono.
After one takes this position, tho
whole Bible becomes twisted. When
ever we deny tho denth penalty we
deny tho Bible, whether wo wish to do
so or not. The Hlblo does not say that
tho soul that slnneth sbnll experience
transition, but "The soul thnt slnneth.
It shall die." (Ezeklel 18:4. 20.) Tho
Bible does not say thnt the wages of
sin is transition, but "The wages of sin
is death." (Romans 0:23.) God did not
say to Father Adam and Mother Eve.
Because of your disobedience you shall
experience fronffon, but "Ye shall
surely DIE." Whoever would be loyal
to the Bible must face this question.
If he repudiates the Bible position he
gets more nnd more Into darkness.
Thoso who say that death is not
death, must logically nsk themselves.
Where do those go who seem to dlo.
but really become moro alive? Then
como in human speculations; for the
Bible declares thnt tho dead ore dead
Jesus said. "No man bath ascended into
Heaven." (John 3:13.) St Peter said
that David the Prophet had uot as
cended to Heaven. Acts 2:34.
The Scriptures declaro thnt tho dead
are asleep waiting for tho morning of
the resurrection. The preaching of the
Apostles In substance was that there is
no hope of future life except by a res
urrection of the dead; and that there
could be no resurrection had not
Christ's death made possible tho resur
rection hope for mankind. 1 Corinth
Ood Able to Rail ths Dead.
Whoever realizes God's Power as
manifested in the creation should have
no doubt whatever of His Power to
resurrect the dead being, or soul. Ood
Is so high and hns Power so much
greater than ours that we ennnot com
prohend Him. or understand the metb
ods of His operations. They are so
much beyond us that we call them
miracles, though surely tbey are in no
sense difficult for the Almighty One
Each member of Adam's race has his
own personality, and so great Is our
God thnt ne knows all these. We may
bo sure that He has promised no more
thnn He can perform tho resurrection
of the dead, both of the Just nnd the
unjust-Acts 24:14, 15.
Jesus Is Sled's great Representative
and Agent in the bestowment of all the
blessings He has for mankind. The
Divine Power will operate through
Jesus, first for awakening the sleep
ers, nnd afterwards for bringing to per
fection all the willing and obedient
Only the wilfully disobedient will suf
fer extinction In the Second Death.
FOLLOWS 10 STORE PAT
Whirling Wind De
TAKES TERRIBLE TOLL
Twister Rips Broad Path Through
Gllys' Best Home District.
Omaha, March 24. The most ap
palling catastrophe In all Omaha's his
tory befell the city Just beforo sunset
on a beautiful Easter day. A tornado
cwooped down on the city, coming
from the nouthwest and ttarlng a
path through to the north and east
from two to three blocks wide and
about four miles long.
This was through thp best built
residence section of the city, and hun
dreds of homes were smashed to pow
der or broken into bits by the terror
i of the air. Following the passage of
the wind, almost as swiftly as thought,
fire broke out, and In the twinkling
of an eye nlmost, homos of happy,
prosperous people were turned into
piles of blazing debris, from which
maimed and crippled victims of the
rtorm god's wrath were dragged by
rescuers. Other hundreds were taken
It was some moments before the
surviving could realize the nature of
the terrible visitation, so quickly had
It befallen. Those who were not
caught in the course of the tornado,
watched with fascinated gaze the pas
sage of lis destructive power, hut even
then seemed unable to grasp the fact
that awful devastation rode with the
wind. Firemen were first to realize
the condition that existed, for calls
from dozens of alarm boxes and from
many surviving telephones came piling
in In a confusion that was bewildering.
But soon the department was set nt
its task, nnd the work of rcscup wai
Damage Beyond Understanding.
As minutes wore into hours, the ter
ror of the storm's work grew. Elec
tric lights were out of commission,
telephones In the stricken section
were not working, streets were block
aded by debris, and torrents of rain
poured to obscure the search.
Cartful search was soon organized.
The city police department was taxed
to Its utmost, and later the companies
of the Nebraska national guard sta
tioned in Omaha were called into ser
vice that aid might be given as quick'
ly and promptly as possible, and that
whatever of order might be restored
could be had.
So extensive and so complete Is
the wreck, and bo difficult the task of
getting the exact facts, that only
guesses can be made as to the extent
of the calamity. The loss or life will
mount well into the hundreds; the
number of Injured will be still greater,
while the property loss will be millions.
Work of Rescue.
Hundreds on hundreds of volunteers
aided during the night in the search
for the victims. of fhe wreck; sur
geons worked for hours at the hos
pitals, or In private homes where the
injured were taken, giving attention to
the sufferers. Through the dashing
rait) and in the mud and slush, the
work of assistance was prosecuted.
Families that escaped with their lives
wore taken Into the homes of friends,
or made their way down to the hotel
district, there to seek shelter for the
night. It was many hours before the
homeless thousands were taken care
of, even temporarily.
Heavy Loss of Life at 24th and Lake.
From 200 to BOO men, women and
children In the vlclnty of Twenty
fourth and Lnke streets were killed.
and an inestimable number of persons
were injured by the devastating wind
which was at Its worst in that locality.
Street cars were blown from the
tracks and demolished while loaded
and on their way to and from town;
two nnd four-story brick buildings,
theaters and churches were razed,
residences stacked on top and littered
amongst each other, and telephone
poles, trees and debris Btrewn along
Twenty-fourth street and through the
neighborhood from Decatur to Locust
At Locust street the wind seemed
to have raised, according to persons
living In the vicinity, and swirling
high blew direct northeast to the Mis
sourl river, scattering debris over the
territory as it passed over.
At Grant street, Twenty-fourth Mreet
was blocked with the ruins north to
Ohio street, nnd from these ruins fire
men, soldiers from Fort Omaha and
policemen, extricated the wounded and
some of the dying, taking them to the
nearest, residences and stores.
Every home and every store In that
part of the city was converted into a
mortuary and hospital, while taxlcabs
and trucks moved bnck and forth from
town carrying the victims to the hos
pitals and undertaking establishments.
Most of the dead nnd Injured in the
immediate nclshborhood of Twenty
fourth nnd Lake streets were taken
to the Webster street telephone ex
change, which being the strongest
huildlnc In the locality, remarkably
withstood the c, though window?
were blown out and small timber
Hew in upon the ICO girls who sat val
iantly at their stations.
A small room on the first floor was
converted into an improvised hospital
where doctors attended the injured as
the rescuers brought them in. As
soon as they died, and many of them
did, they were carried to rooms on the
second floor, where later they were re
moved to the morgues.
The Diamond motion picture theater
at the northwest comer of Twenty
fourth and Lake streets was filled
Then the wind carrying heavy debris
knocked it flat Into the basement.
Rescue work was carried on here for
firee or four hours and ten or fifteen
Men, women nnd children, dangerously
injured, were extricated from the
ruins. The remainder of the audience
was covered by the bricks and inac
ccssihle to the soldiers and firemen
working there by tb" lights of dim Ian
terns. The Irllewild pool hall. Twenty
fourth nnd Grant streets, contained
about forty to fifty negroes when the
wind struck about fi o'clock. The two
story building was raved in and im
mediately after rescue work was
s-topped by the breaking out of fire. -Many
Lives Saved by Chance.
Out of she thousands of personal ex
periences It would be impossible fa
single one and say It was most thrill
ing, nor to say that any were not. in
teresting. The number of narrow es
capes and close calls are only to be
measured by the ' list of those who
were in the path of the storm and es
caped without injury. These, in many
Instances, seemed to have been mirac
ulously preserved from the death that
was reajiinj: so rich a harvest on all
sides. Survivors told with dull tones
of the esc.ipe thnt left them In the
land of the living; some were hyster
ical. none scmed to more than granr.
tho fact that they had been spared.
Blazing Wires in Street.
Blazing live wires writhed in the
streets In the stricken district. Nu
merous miraculous escapes from con
tact with them aroused little notice at
the time. Large trees were torn up
by the roots and numerous telegraph
and telephone poles were down.
Whole sections of houses were
blown down, and at the same time by
peculiar freaks some left standing un
harni"d In the midst of surrounding
List of Known Killed.
Dead: William Fisher, Forty-sixth
and Marry; six dead in the vicinity of
Thirtieth and Ames; Mabel McBrlde
4115 Farnam street; Nela Larson, 522
North thirty-sixth street; Mrs. Arthui
Lavldge; baby Lavidge; T. B. NorrU
3307 Burt street; Benjamin Barnes;
Mrs. Newman, head nurse at Child
Saving institute; Mrs. Sullivan; Mrs.
E. P. Fitzgerald, Twentieth and Miami
Ftreets; about forty negroes in the
burned ruins of the Idlewild pool Ifcl!
2307 North Twenty-fourth street; thir
ty or more men, women and children
In the Diamond Motion Picture thea
ter, Twenty-fourth and Iake six bod
ics recovered when search had to be
abandoned; Jean B. Brooks, Henry
Bleauvclt, A. 11. Stanley, Bert N.
Fields, infant son of Morris Christen
son, Mrs. E. A. Sawyer, Mrs. J. D.
Hogg, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Bach, Mr.
and Mrs. Hardy of Cedar creek valley,
Mrs. Holm and baby daughter, brother
of B. V. Barnes, C. B. Wilson, Henri
etta Orleb, Helen Nowns, Cliff Daniels,
wife and two daughters; Mrs. R. It
Vandevan, and fifteen unidentified.
Dead nt Council Bluffs: Mrs. Will
iam Poole; ,T. Tt. Rice; Mrs. J. R. Rice;
Mr. Schools; Mrs. Schools, baby Nor-
gaard; Benjamin Bcnninghoff, Dutch
Dead at Ralston: IT. E. Said; Mrs.
Mrs. II. E. Said; Bert Thomas; Mary
Moran; Mrs. Edith Kimball; Frances
Kimball, two years old.
Injured: Miss Davis, Forty-sixth
and Leavenworth, will probably die;
Mrs, R. R. Van dc- Ven, unconscious
from blow on head; Mrs. Edward Bag
got of Chicago, badly hurt; Mrs. Mc
Bride, 4113 Farnam; D. Dagat, head
cut by flying glass; Mrs. Arthur Iav
idge and baby, mortally Injured; M. N.
Holm, badly hurt; W. H. McDonald;
2524 Burdette, bad scalp wound; Mrs
Colpin, badly cut; Mrs. E. C. Sela.
3465 California street, Injured internal
ly nnd gash on the head, still uncon
scions; little Sols girl, bad scalp
wound; Mrs. Griffin, 217 Poppleton
avenue, internal Injuries, which are
quite serious; W. D. Cruthers. rih3
broken; Isabel Doyle, Injured about
head and face; Kenneth Patterson
burned; Mr? Cotton, bruised; Anon
H. Blgclow, chest crushed; Cecelia
Bigelow, arms hroken and Internally
injured; Patrick Ilynes, fractured leg;
Mrs. Harry Chalice, severe bruises;
nged mother of Herbert Daniels, Frank
Guys, Watorloo, Neb.; Mrs. Patrick
Guys: William Schultz. Elk horn.
Neb.; Frank Bell, Elkhorn, Neb.; Mrs
Cora Curtlss; seven-year-old daughter
of Rev. Dunn, right knee crushed;
Mrs J. C. Wright, foot crushed; moth
er of Dr. D. C Bryant. Mrs. Mortln
Meyer, scalp wound; Mrs. Eugene
Meyer, nrm dislocated; Mrs. Irvln,
Twenty-ninth nnd Franklin, broken
ribs and burns; .1. Isaacovltz, badly
bruised; Lawrence O'Connor, badly
hurt; Willie O'Conner, Clarence Cady.
may die; George Anderson, may die;
Jack C'rlbbcn. lacerated and bruised;
Mrs O S Finch, pioprletor of Dia
mond theater, fractured, right thUh:
Mrs. Johnson and mother both cut
about head nnd dangerously pierced
bv unlintera: Peter Vlrleh nnd Mrs
Ulrich, L. Wicks, struck by 2x4 and
lower limbs paralyzed; E. R. Wicks
left limb fractured; Mrs. M. Hensman
fracture leg and internal injuries..
W. F. Sheldon, 2428 Grant, bouse
totally destroyed; Dr. Bryant, 3006
Sherman avenue, new house, totally
destroyed; E. C. Bassett, 1801 Binney,
house unroofed; Plymouth Congrega
tional clwirch, Twentieth and Spencer,
nothing left but the steeple; W. H.
Eldridge, I9i3 Binney, frame house de
stroyed; M. H. Redfleld, Twentieth
and Binney, house unroofed; J. C. Viz
zard, 2417 North Twenty-second, two
story frame house destroyed; B. E.
Jenkins, 1021 Binney, house unroofed;
J. C. Neweomb, 1616 Wlru house un
roofed; Hev. II. V. lllgbei','011 Maple,
house total loss; Trinity Methodist
church, Twentieth and Binney, total
loss; United Presbyterian church
1 went -second and Etnmett, demolish
ed; laundry at Cuming and Lincoln
boulevard, wrecked by lightning; Al
bin Huster, 4108 Farnam, completely
demolished; A. J. Boyer, 4116 Farnam.
completely destroyed; Will M. Mc
Bride, 4116 Farnam. completely de
stroyed; Rudolph - Koch, 1025 Haw
thorrne avenue; C. II. Pickens, 112
North Twenty-ninth; eight brick
houses nt Thirty-fourth and Cuming
completely demolished; M. D. Came
ron, thirty-fourth and Cuming, house
twisted completely around; Howard
Ealdridge, 134 South Thirty-ninth; O
C. Redick residence, Thirty-ninth and
Dodge, demolished family in Florida;
C. E. Black, 3813 Davenport, home de
stroyed; Charles R. Sherman, 132
North Thirty-eighth, house destroyed;
Mathew E. Hall, 118 North Thirty
ninth, house demolished; R. E. Harris
208 North Twentrythlrd, house de
stroyed; C. W. AxtelJ, 418 South For
Between sixty and seventy houses
were cast away by the storm and rair
in the neighborhood of Forty-fourtl
The town of Ralston was completelj
demolished by the storm.
Mrs. Kimball and her two children
were visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Jo
seph Hamm. Mr. Haram Is the post
master. They were all In the postof
flee, with some others, when the struc
ture was blown down, injuring all, to
gether with Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Mead
At Ralston the Howard stovo works
the automobiie factory, the ice housei
at the lake, the postoffice, the bank
the lumber yards and all the hotel!
were laid fiat.
. Six Killed Near Council Bluffs.
Six people are known to have been
killed and many Injured in the vicinity
of Lake Manawa and along the Mos
quito creek valley.
The first loss of life occurred on
South avenue, near the Iowa school foi
tho deaf. The fine suburban residence
oi Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Rice, at the Rice
nursery." was demolished and Mr. and
Mrs. Rice instantly killed. Nearby
was the cottage of William Poole and
It was also destroyed and Mrs. Poole
was killed, while her aged husband
was badly Injured. The wreckage oi
the Rice home caught fire, but neigh
bors whose homes were outside of tbt
stricken district hurried there and sue
ceeded In getting them out before the
flro had reached them. Both were
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Sehultz;
near the old Green packing houses
and on the Beno farm, was destroyed
and both of the old people we-te killed.
The residence of their son, a Bhort
distance away, was entirely destroyed
with the exception of the floor.
Farthur up the Mosqulte creek val
ley was the house of August Nor
gaard, an engineer on the Chicago
Great Western railroad, which was de
stroyed, and a little baby in the arms
of the mother was Instantly killed,
and the mother badly injured.
Willis L. Moore, chief of the weath
er bureau, resigned.
Governor Walter E. Clark signed
fhn hill plvlne Hip lmllnt rn Inn wnm
en of Alaska.
Seven men were burned, four of
them seriously, in a gas explosion In
Superior mine, No. 10, nt Dugger, Ind.
Mrs. II. K. Peters shot and killed
Thoma3 McManns, a neighbor, and
formerly a- member of the Chicago
police force. In her ranch home near
The German government, In order to
cover the increased expenditure of
the army, Is contemplating the estab
lishment of government monopolies in
the sale of cigarettes, ateohol and
The Jury at Topeka In the case of
Rev. W. L. Beers, a Methodist minis
ter charged with slaying his wife by
forcing her false teeth down her
throat, reported a disagreement and
Appeal after appeal was made un
successfully to ' various members of
the supreme court by attorneys for
Claudo Allen for a writ of error to re
view hlB conviction for participating
in tho Hlllsville (Va.) court house
Girl strikers employed by potters
of East Liverpool, O., nccepted n prop,
ositkm to return to work pending ar
bltruiion or the difficulty. Girls will
receive $1"" a day pending the arbi
trators reaching a decision. The girls
truck for $1.30 a day.
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