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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY . 26, 1003 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
DEATHS STOP RACE
Six art Killed, Two Fatally and Tet Others
AUTOMOBILE CONTEST BROUGHT. TO END
French Gorernment Becomes Aroused at
SPAIN ALSO DEMANDS ITS CESSATION
Beports During Day Placed Loam of Lift
ALL ACCIDENTS OCCUR IN FIRST STAGE
gAaaalaary Results af Speed Trial
ta.nl Pari ana Government'
Aatlaa la Approved ay All
PARIS, May . It Is now possible to aa
esmbl from tho many reptui along the
rout of the first stage of in Paris-Madrid
automobile rac a complete Hat of casual
ties. This shows six persons killed, two o
dangerously Injured that they may die and
ten seriously Injured.
During the day It was asserted her that
seventeen persons had been killed and that
seventeen were Injured, but tnls was not
A carefully revised list of th casualties
PIERRE RODERIZ, Mr. Barrow's ma
chinist; collision with a tree near Ubourno.
NIXON, Mr. Porter's machinist; burnd
NORDMAND, M. Touranda machinist, at
DUPUY, soldier, at Angouleme.
CAILLON, cyclist, at Angouleme.
UNKNOWN PEASANT WOMAN, at
Mr; Barrow, pelvl and thigh broken; am
putation of leg expected.
M. Marcel Renault, injured about body
Mr T Porter, cut and braised.
Mr. Stead, overturned; badly injured.
" Mr. Stead's machinist, head cut open.
I-ean. champion cycllat; broken kneecap.
rc.nra Richard, chest crushed, ribs
Henry Jeannot. Richard' machinist,
E. Chard, head cut open.
Taurand. severely brulseft.
Gaston Raffet. boy i ' fractured skull; leg
and arm hroken.
Mantel Renault'! machinist, severely
Som mlraoulous escapes war re-
M. . Terry machine ' was burned at
Coignleree, , but ha and his machinist
M. Rodolpha P Arsons and his ma
chinist wr thrown out near Bordeaux
and war practically unhurt, though the
mr wa destroyed. -
tmiIb Renault telegraphed . follow
"Marcel ta better. Bringing him to
Paris tonight Deny report of his death
Bordeaux ' reports that many of the
competitors Including M. M. Charlon.
Thelller and Passy desired to abandon
th rao. but other Insisted that their
honor required them to resum It at th
Spanish frontier If possible, but the
Spanish government later forbad th race
arid thus compelled Its complete abandon
ment The manufacturer hav agreed that aa
a road race la Imposslbl th meeting will
be resumed within a closed course.
The correspondent of th Associated
presa Interviewed a number of the lead-
tng American ana ri.n .Uwu.wU...-v.
and they an expressed horror at th
- series of accident and added that In
their opinion It would end speed races In
Franc and at other point on the con-
Another Horrible Aeeldnt.
a atanateh from Bordeaux adds an
other terrtbl acdd.nt to th long list of
casualties. Mm. Chayasa. accompanied
by ber huaband, both rldln bicycles, were
' watching th pessag of automobiles at
Bt Andre d Cubsec, twelve miles from
) Bordeaux, when a bora, frightened by
( the role. . bolted and overturned the
Vwomu, who fell under a racing automo
bile. Her legs wer cut off. Th hope of
saving her life I slight
According to th latest reports, Mr,
Stead , I so much Improved that he will
be able, to leave the hospital this week,
Mr.; Barrow I better and tha doctor ex-
pact to reduce th dislocation of his thigh
and amputate hla foot tomorrow. Marcel
Renault' condition Is less satisfactory.
There I more excitement In automobile
circles In Bordeaux over th interdiction
of th continuance of the race by th
French and Spanish governments. A com
taittea of tha local Automobile club and
delegmtea from th Paris Automobile club
met In Bordeaux this afternoon, but the
decision arrived at has not been published.
. Blew to Automoalllna-.
Fexhall Keene aald:
Th killing or maiming of so many per
sona la a terrible blow both to Individuals
and to automoblllnx. Marcel Renault mA
Barrow were both of the highest class of
drivers and good sportsmen. Harrow was
frequently taken for an American, but 1
believe he le an Englishman. Tha effect
will be a serious. If not an lrrenaml.1.
blow to fast automoblllng. I had hoped to
drive my sixty horsepower. It was a won
derful machine, showing 111 kilometres
witnout eirori. dui at ins laat moment we
were unaui to complete in necessary re
There Is not the slightest ground for the
suagostioq mat rtenri rournier, w. K
Vandnrbllt Jr.. and Haron De Forest with.
drew from the rac on account of th dan
gers. Each had a damaged cylinder and
could not proceed. J. B. Worden, who ar
rived fifth at Bordeaux, la the only Amer
ican remaining In the contest. Ha hu nniv
a touring car, but nevertheless made a line
The speed limitations which have now
.wen Axed by the French ana Spanish gov
ernments will put an end to any chance of
jst time being made between Bordeaux
wid Madrid, and the balance of the race
will be run under tourist conditions, i'ht
irricnn 01 ruiu neyuna noraeaux are
more oimcuit man tne route covered yes
terday from Versailles, owing to tha many
nuis ana anarp turnings.
Terrlte Speed Attala.
Clareno lloort of Washington k . ,,.
returned from an Inspection of th track
for which unusual privilege were granted
him by tha Judges of yesterday's races. He
gives a graphic description or tha terrific
speed of th racers. He timed Louis Re
nault's car a It passed him and he found
It was making seventy-four and a half
miles aa hour. The automobile of M. Ga
briel, yesterday's winner, he says, gave
forth a roar aa It leaped the steep Incline
Bear Chartre Ilka a hug rabbit bound-
' JOoaUauad a Senacd l"-)
DOCTOR TAKESJj IS OWN LIFE
Dr. E. Canrles Wendt Kllla Hlaiaalf
. with Platal la Pari
PARIS, May 26. Dr. E. Charles Wendt
of New York, shot and killed himself with
a, pistol In hla apartments here today. Tem
porary abberatlon of the mind la supposed
to be the cause.
NEW YORK, May 28. Dr. Wendt prao-
tlced medicine In New Tom until five years
ago, when he married. He was an author
ity on sanitation, and after his marriage h
devoted nearly all hla time to studying the
methods of sanitation In Europe, mora es
pecially In Southern Italy.
On this subject he wrote many papers.
Ha was associated with Dr. George F.
Shrady aa an editor of the Medical Review.
After going to Europe Dr. Wendt con
fined to contribute valuable papere to th
medical papers In this country. Ten years
aao he wrote a book on cholera that was
accepted as an authority at the time of tha
scar In New Tork. He was 46 years old.
MANY INSURGENTS ARE DEAD
Bodies of Oae Handrea ana Fitly
Foand After Battle with
VIENNA, May 25 About 1B0 Macedonian
Insurgents were killed at the vlllag of
Smurdesh, south of the Lake of Presba.
May , according to a dispatch to th Neue
Frel Presne, from Salonlca.
The Insurgents, who had possession of
quantities of dynamite, sought refug In
the village and war attacked by Turkish
troops. The fighting lasted thirty hours
and ultimately all the house were burned
or blown up by the Turks. One hundred
and fifty bodies were found In th ruins.
A dispatch from Constantinople, May 23,
said fighting had occurred all day on May
21 near the Bulgarian village of Mogll, six
mile north of Monaatlr.
PROSECUTIONS FOR MASSACRE
Trial of TkM Responsible
Held Before Military
(Copyright MM. or Press Publishing Co.)
ODEBSA, May 24. via Vienna. May 26.
(New York World Cablegram-Special Tel
egram.) The chief officials of the dlatrlct
military court of this city proceeded today
to Klschlneff, Indicating the IntenUon of
the government to try those who partici
pated In the recent massacre before a mili
tary tribunal, which alone has power to
Inflict capital punishment. This unusual
proceeding Is a : direct consequence of
American Indignation expressed by the
papers of that country, which Is making
th deepest possible Impression on both
official and society circles her.
NEITHER ONE HAD A SCRATCH
Prlaea Rndslwlll aad Coant Slsso
Hav a Da el with ristols, bat
Both are Pa or Marksmen.
PARIS. May 26.-A dual, with pistol was
fought this morning at Villebon, near Perls,
between Prince RadxtwJH, an attach of
th Russian embassy In London; and Count
Edward Slxns-ef Norla. an Austrian noble
man and. a Well- known London clubman,
The duel was the outcome of a quarrel
over cards and Count fiiiso was th chal
longer. Shot were three time exchanged
at fifteen paces, but neither of the duellists
was Injured. The-principal wer reoon
ciled on th ground. . , ,
Besides the four seconds, who all came
from London, a doctor wai th only person
to witness the duel.'
STONE PALACE - OF PRINCE
Tnrfanlent Mob Speads Blight la th
' streets - of " Lalbaeh,
LAIBACH, Austria, May 26. A turbulent
mob rioted In the streets last night, yelling
down wtth . the ban" and cheering for
Croatia. A crowd In front or tne uerman
club sang the Slav anthem and hooted the
ban. Several shots were fired.
The rioter also stoned Princ von
Aurspergs palace. Troops finally routed
Bowen Knthaslaatleally Received.
rinirAR. May 16. Minister Bowen ar
I.. at La Ouayra today on th Red D,
ti -Philadelphia. He was cheered en
thusiastically by the populace and local
authorities. Learning mat a demonstra
tion would take plc on his arrival at
Caracas Minister Bowen signified his de-
.i to be reserved quietly, un nis ar
,il . Caracas he was met at the station
by President Castro, the members of the
cabinet and all tne ipreign rnraemi.
W. C. Balnbrldge. tfa United State rep
resentative and Senor Durel. M. Ruhl
Senor Ryanose and Senor Ologol. reapee
tively the Mexican. Dutch. Spanish and
Italian representatives of the mixed tri
bunal which is to adjust the claims of
foreigner against Venexuela arrived here
Recommends a Hew Dloaese.
ROME. May 26. Th congregation of th
nroooaaada today finally decided to recom-
ment the archdiocese of Oregon and th
appointment of Rev. Charles .O'Reilly, pas
tor of the Church of the Immaculate Heart
of Mary of Portland. Ore., to be bishop of
the new diocese. The whole matter I ub-
Ject to th approval of th pop.
Koreans Ordered Arrested.
YOKAHAMA. May 26.-A dispatch from
Seoul say the government of Korea ha
ordered the official at WIJu to arrest the
Koreans who were concerned In th esale of
land and buildings to Russians or Chinese.
Mra. Palmer Denies Eanaa-emont.
PARIS, May K Mra Potter Palmer pro
nounce th story of her engagement to th
princ of Monaco as absurd.
FIRE DESTROYS ICE PLANT
Namerona Explosions ( Ammonia
Tanks Oeenr, bat No On
PHILADELPHIA. May JS.The 1c man
ufacturing plant of tha American Ice com
pany at Eighth and Catharine street was
destroyed by lire of unxnown origin today
The building waa valued at 160.000 and
the machinery la ssld to be worth 160,000,
but th greater portion of th machinery
was saved. During th fire there wer
numerous explosions of ammonia tank but
no one waa Injured.
The children In the Thomas B. Florence
public school opposite, and the House o
Industry and Day Nursery, adjoining th
burn! bull ding, were gotten cut safely.
PRESIDENT STATES POSITION
Baji He Eaa Not Asked Any Man for Hit
HE DID NOT RAISE THE ISSUE IN OHIO
Those Wkt rarer Hie Admtnletratlaa
aad Nomlnntlon Will Endorse
Them, aa Taos Who Did Rat
Will Offer Opposition.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., May Secre
tary to the President Loeb this afternoon
gave out the following statement:
"In speaking of the sudden political de
velopments In Ohio the president this after
"I have not aaked any man for his sup
port. I have had nothing whatever to do
with raining the Issue as to my endorse
ment. Sooner or later it was bound to arise,
and Inasmuch as it has now arisen, ut
course those who favor mv administration
and my nomination will endorse them and
hose who do not will oppose them."
'The president also said he was deeply
touched by the action o President Mc-
Klnley'a home county, -', 'ten, Canton is
situated. In Instructip vN .leartlly In his
favor. Nothing co ?vS ve pleased him
The president'' .-ess before ,000 people
frsm sou then- t Washington from the
teps of th .itman Memorial building
this after . was voted by men acoom
panylnr president one of th finest
he hi ., ,de since crossing th Rocky
mountak. s. He used fine rhetoric and was
more enthused than In most of his west
There were about 11,000 people here from
outside points to see tha president The
president was Introduced by Mayor Hunt.
On the' platform were Senators Ankeny
The president was particularly well
pleased with the presence of Whitman col
leg students who sat In front of the
speakers' platform. The student gave th
Harvard yell and the president asked for
Tonight President Roosevelt was enter
tained by 8enator Ankeny at his home.
select party of about two dosen were
The president left at 10 o'clock for Wal
lace, Ida, ,
Journey Dnrlnc the Day.
PACO, Wash.. May 25. The president'
train glided down the charming Yakima
valley today. HI tlrst speech we at te
Elum, In the Cascade mountains. One
thousand coal miners had come down from
Rosslyn. At North Yakima the president
spoke on Irrigation to an enthusiastic audi
ence of 11000 people. He dwelt on th Im
portance of Irrigation and of the approval
of th act of the last session of congress.
A feature of th crowd her was the pres
ence of hundred of Indian from th Ya
At Ellensburg the president spoke fifteen
minute on good cltlsenshtp to 6,000 peo
ple. First of all he said:
'Let me greet those whom I know other
will not grudge my specially greeting, men
of the grand army and th representative
of tho who did even more than th men
of the civil war, the women. ' Far while
th men went to battle to th women fell
tha harder task of swelng husband or lovor.
father "or-brother "going to th war. sh
herself having to stay behind with the
load of doubt, anxiety and uncertainty and
often . had 'th "difficulty of making both
end meet In the household while th bread
winner was away."
The president asked that Captain Stein'
man of th First regiment be preaented to
htm at th close of th speech.' While
speaking h referred to Btelnman' com
pany' having been th heaviest sufferer
among the volunteer in the Philippine
campaign. While Btelnman was being In
troduced the ' president grasped hi hand
and said .warmly:
"Captain. I know all about you and your
company; your company was a crack-a
jack and I am mighty glad to meet you
and to know you.
MILITIA GUARDS THE WITNESS
Grand Jury at Jackson, Ky Indicts
Jet aad Whit for Marder
of Attorney Mare am.
JACKSON. Ky., May S.-Aftr an all
day's session of th special grand jury. Into
and from which the principal witness wa
escorted under protection of a guard of sol
diers, Curtis Jett and Tom Whit wer
tonight Indicted for the assassination of
James B. Marcum. Th action taken by the
grand jury waa prompt and decisive, and
tonight there Is a growing Impression that
justice. will at laat be administered In the
Harrls-Oockrell fued, of wnlch Attorney
Marcum wa the latest victim.
Captain Ewen, the principal witness, has
been a nrlsoner In his own home since It
became known ' that he would testify. A
squad of soldier escorted him from his
home to the courthouse and back ngaln.
The streets were crowded, but no demon
stration waa made.
Curtl Jett 1 already under arrest. Tom
White lives In the mountain some distance
from Jackson. Tonight a deputy sheriff.
with a sqund of soldier, started for White'
home In tha mountain to arrest him. The
party carried provision for two day., An
other squad of soldier, with a deputy
sheriff, will bring Curtl Jett from Win
chester to Jackson tomorrow.
LIES BLEEDING BY TRACK
Man Badly Wonnded Spends Nla-ht
with Heirless Blind Wife
PUEBLO. Colo.. May 26. Shot through
the groin, bleeding and lying by the rail
road track for twelve hours without med
ical attention, with hi blind wtfe and 4
y ear-old son unable to asalst him, was the
nlght'a experience of James Richardson at
a water station on the Missouri Pacific,
sixteen miles east of Pueblo, near Avondale.
The bullet waa fired by F. L. Stevenson,
who 1 now In jail on the charge of assault
to kill.- Stevenson says he mistook Rich
ardson for a robber. Richardson la not ex
pected to recover. Both men are farmers.
MRS. PATTERSON BRINGS SUIT
Wants flO.OOO Damna-es From Mra.
- rll Blas Depot.
CHICAGO. May! 28. tSpeclal Telegram.)
A damage suit of $10,000, aa a sequel to
th sensational attack' of Mrs. Elisabeth
V. Cronk of. Omaha, on Mrs. Cora Lath
rop Patterson on an Illinois Central train
at Council Bluffs, la., a week ago last
Saturday, ha bean filed In the superior
court. A deputy sheriff served the notice
late Saturday evening as Mrs. Cronk waa
going through Chicago with her huaband
on their way home Iron Waablagtoa.
JOHN S. ROBINSON IS DEAD
Former Congressman Passes Away
at His Horn ta Madlsoa af
gram.) Ex-Congressman John .Robinson
died this morning at 4 o'clock. He wa
stricken Thursday night shortly after re
tiring. Medical aid was Immediately sum
moned and the trouble pronounced to be ap
pendicitis, from which he had suffered three
iacKs tne lost year, althougn in wasn
gton and New York doctor laat winter
ated that hla Irnuhla waa ea.ll atonea.
This attack from the start waa more se
vere than before, but he seemed to Improve
" " mvull vui VI yuiti wit',
urday evening, when tha abcess broke and
11(1 mrmm t),...kl ..... A - U,l.
complete conapse followed.
gomery, called Into consultation- Dr. Mc
Klnney of Humphrey, Mackay of Norfolk
and Lonv nt tkil .lt., VBft n a AM an aw.
amlnatlon and agreed that th trouble waa
as above stated.
What Is known as the rest treatment of
ODendlcltls waa .Ivan Ih.l I. tha ntal
abstinence from food and drink and the b
uomen was packed In Ice. This relieved th
Sufferer for a tlm. Vt, aa lh.M waa na
change for the better Dr. Jonas of Omaha
teiepnoned for. For Mt reason he
COUld not laava V. Mt. tJ
gardlng Mr. Robinson allmot and th
prescribed, and when .tpuj th
Symptoms and what hart hun ilnna ha
stated that the doctor, he thought, were
.U. ,-. .... ...
" ngni, mat n could do no more if
Later Dr. Alllann Af ha 4tW waa lata.
graphed for and arrived with a Burse at
noon on a Union Pacific special He ex
amined th patient pronounced th trouble
appendicitis, approved of th treatment
given and atated that while there waa
Buroiy m cnance for th sick mart t pull
through there Walfl txtl'l Pinna i Km War A ii ) A
not favor an operation, aa some of th doc-
mougnt pest, for In th extremely
weak condition an operation must result
Mr. Robinson hWah.anal
th afternoon and felt much better until
u o ciock last night, when he sank rapidly1.
At 2 O'clock this morn In a- Taa r.lt. 4 ..
the end wa fast approaching and asked to
hova lalrn a.lt.. a .
.... i.miiy ana near mends sum
moned. At 4:04 he breathed hla l.at n. wa. ....
-clous, cheerful and talked freely until the
a.nu met aeath bravely. .
About thirty minute before the end,
when the !ast of his near friends, Judge
M. B. Nosier of this city, . entered th
death chamber to bid him good-bye. he
asked to have the If. ram.u. .v..
could rest easier. He then called for a
wr. wnicn he smoked and seemed to
Mr. Robinson na. .
v M.uiain . irum
Wheeling. W. V.
"w n formed a law partnership with W.
V ... w,"rn w" dissolved at th time
Mr. Allen waa ala... .v. . . .
Previous to hla election a dlrtrict Judge
"ervea two term aa county at
torney and Was a.n . .
and re-eleoted In 1W. He wa defeated for
" "" fail by McCarthy.
A wlf and two ihiM. - .
. . . .ru rtmpncriveiy
and 1 .urvlv. Th funeral wl Up Thur-
nv.T ; a WM mwiher of th
nTi": ' "nder., Ben Hurs rnd.Knlgh
pfPythlaa, .t .,., -'
'" R-'Loaafellow. '"
WAHOO, Neb,, May 26.-Spclal.)-Word
wa received her Saturday of th death of
P. R. Longfellow at Mountain Home, Ida.,
that occurred Friday night at 8 o'clock.
The deceased wa born in ni.
Iowa. July 7. 1866, and cam to Wahoo
nineteen year ago. He waa a printer by
trad and waa ona of tha fm,ni.a . .v.
Wahoo Now Era, HI . health wa quite
poor and on th advice of hi doctor ' he
went to Idaho two year ago. He pur
chased th Mountain Home n.mihii..n
which he wa running up to the time of his
aeatn. H waa a member of the Ancient,
Free anri AMvnt.,1 Ma..n. i
K ... . ... .w.ia tin ifi c an u jaai-
em BUr and the Modern Woodmen of
America. He leave a wife and two chil
dren, also two sisters at this place,
Paul Blonet (Max O'Rell.)
NEW TORK, May 26.-A private dlspatoh
from Paris savs that Panl ninuat ivit
O'Rell) .died of cancerous formation follow
ing an operation for appendicitis. He wa
notified some dava irn that thara waa n
hope, but aald he would continue his light
against death as bravely aa ever. He waa
engaged In writlna a atorv nf hla lira aa
well as an Ensllsh hlatorv of rtuia., vi.
died at his home In Rue Freyqinet at 6:16
p. m. yesterday. He wa conscious to the
Fred D. LehnhosT.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb.. Mav K Una
clal.) Fred' D. Lehnhoff. TI veara alii, dle
at his home In this city lsst evening with
pneumonia. Mr. Lehnhoff was born In
Honover, Germany, and has resided .here
for forty-five years. Rev. Barkman, pastor
of the German Lutheran church, will con
duct the funeral service at the residence
Tuesday afternoon. Deceased, l.av.a
wife and three children, Fred, George and
Rev. Frederick O. McCartney.
ROCKLAND. Mass., May 26. Rev. Fred
erick O. McCartney, socialist member of
the state legislature, and who once de
clined the socialist nomination for presi
dent died here tonight of pneumonia. ' He
was a graduate of Iowa college ' and for
meriy lived at Storm Lake. He waa an
ordained Unitarian minister. 1
Rev. Dr. McCllatoek.
SIOUX CITT, la.. May 26.-Special Tele
gram.) The death of Dr. J. C. McCUntock.
ror years pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, occurred her today from cerebral
hemorrhage. Dr. McCUntock was a boy
hood friend of Governor Cummlna In Penn
Mra. M. A. Beeeher.
KEARNEY, Neb.. May 26. (Special Tele
gram.) Mrs. M. A. Beecker, mother of Rev
George A. Beecher, died In this city Sunday
after a long Illness. The funeral wa held
today. Rev. H." C. Furst delivering the dls
IMMENSE IRRIGATION DAM
Geological Survey Complete Plans
for That to Be Constructed
Near Phoenix, Arls.
WASHINGTON, May 25.-Tha Geological
aurvey has had prepared a model of th
extensive dam to be constructed on Salt
river, sixty-five miles above Phoenix. Aria.
Thla dam will be among the first and also
among the Isrgest Irrigation enterprises
to be undertaken by the government undor
the new law.
The model shows the exact proportions
of the dam, which Is to be 18a feet thick
at the baa. 830 feet long at th top, and
2G0 feet high. It will contain ll.COO.OOO cubic
feet of masonry.
The reservoir to be constructed will drain
over 8,000 square miles of territory and add
300,000 acres to the tillable area la the vi
cinity ef Phoenix. .
FLOODS SWEEP SPRINGFIELD
Hoary Baiai Hake Turtl Creek a Hirer
and Sweep Building Away.
MANY HOUSES FLOODED, THREE WRECKED
Paatlllea Is Also' Lnder Water aad
, Mack Damage I Don to Prep.
SPRINGFIELD, Neb., May 26. (Special
Telegram.) Springfield suffered the worst
flood this evening In the' history of, the
town, rain began falling at o'clock ana
In less than two hours the west half of th
town was completely under water. At a
o'clock Turtl creek valley waa a quarter
Of a mile wide and from three to thirty
feet deep. The residences of T. J. Wright,
Louis Nlchels and Stephen Glasco were
washed from their foundations and went
whirling toward the Gulf of Mexico, while
water stood from three to four feet deep In
the residence of E. J. Smith, D. V. Mln
turn, I. L. Crawford, John Liming, George
Klrfraan, Dr. A. J. Blodgett, George Rob
erts, John Tyo and Mrs. Frank Ball.
All th families were removed to place
of safety, but the damage to household
furniture and outbuilding will be con
siderable. One half mile south the Sarpy
county fair grounds are completely de
stroyed, the Judges' stands, the grand
stand, speed barn, hog and sheep houses
have all gone toward the Father of Waters.
W. J. Duve lost his slaughter house and Ice
house with upward of 300 tona of Ice. W.
H. Davidson had several hundred head of
hogs In the fair grounds buildings and they
are also gone, together with several head
of cattle. Th exact amount of damage
cannot be ascertained tonight a roads
and bridges are obliterated In all direc
tions. Th Home Telephone company farm lines
ar all In working shape and report from
the outside country Indicate corn badly
washed out and a great amount of It will
hav to be replanted.
On th main street, where the several
new brick building wer In course of con
struction, the wind blew down th west
ill of W. J. Duve' saloon building, leav
ing it a total wreck.
A telephone report from Louisville re
ports the little station of Meadow, four
miles couth of here, blown away. This
report cannot be verified tonight, aa tele
phone and telegraph line are down.
J. A. Bailey wa out in his barn when
the flood came. He succeeded in cutting
hi horse loose ' and then climbed Into a
tree with alx little pigs and remained there
for almost two hours with a ten foot flood
raging between him and mother earth. He
wa rescued by neighbors after the flood
receded. The heaviest loss will fall upon
W. J. Duve In the loss of his- new build
ing, slaughter house,, live stock and Ice
house and contents, which leaves Spring
field without loo.t
Papllllon Again Flooded. .
PAPTLLION. Neb.. Mav 26. Sncll Tel-
evratn l At n'Hnrlr tfinlrht ! Vanllllnn waa
again visited by a flood. Rain and hall fell
tot tnirty minute. .Th water in tha creek
ha raised until It covers th sntlr busi
ness part of towei.-'-Th eurront la very
swift and a great deal of damage la being
done. Th water la stilt rising and by
midnight things will be In a serious condi
tion unless It goes down. People ar mov
ing from their houses and are trying to
ave all their effect possible. The Union
Pacific tracks are washed out bet ween hara
and Gllmore, and also for half a mile west
or hero. The Missouri Pacific Is washed
out In bad shape at Portal. Tralna are all
being held with no ahow of movement.
EXETER, Neb.. May 26.-(Speclal.)-An-ot
her severe rainstorm broke over this
vicinity Sunday evenlnr. It waa a....
panled by terrific thunder and lightning,
dui am no particular damage, except to
attll further delay the farm work. Many
who have planted their corn consider those
fortunate who have not began, a It la
being washed from the ground In som
place. The railroad embankment la .ha
only possible means of egress out of th
souinwest portion of the town as th
treet ar completely submerged and th
sidewalks are partly washed away.
YORK, Neb May 26. (8peclaL) The
continued rainfall Is making a large num
ber of ponds on farm land In this county,
where there Is not sufficient drainage.
Water la standing In placea that waa never
Known to noia water before. The farmer
of this county are making efforts to drain
their land Into . draw on land adjoining.
Hundreds pf acres will be drained. Thou
sands of feet of ditch and tiling are con
tracted for. ' Land tiled and drained has
proven to be the richest and most produc
HUMBOLDT, Neb.. May 2S.-(Special.)-Another
downpour of rain came to thla
section shortly before midnight last night,
accompanied by a terrific wind from the
northwest, which for a time had many of
the characteristics of a tornado. Fortu
nately, however, very little damage waa
done by this element. The rainfall caused
all the streams to become swollen to the
extent that many are hank full. The Ne
maha Is out of Its banks In many places
and Indications are that It wt flood the
entire valley by night. Considerable corn
was washed out and several wheat field
are now under water, ao much dsmage Is
sure to result.
FLOOD MAKES A CLEAN SWEEP
Brtdaea In' Danger and Crops 1
Fertile Valley ar
SIOUX CITY. Ia., May 26.-(Bpeclal Tele
gram.) Creeping slowly down sixty miles
of the Floyd valley th flood which started
near Lemars Sunday morning arrived
S16ux City today. At Leeds, a suburb the
river is now a mile wide. Several houses
ar already urrounded and the water Is
still rising. The Austin bridge above Leedi
has been loosened from Its foundation nnd
may go down and the bridge at Leeds is
endangered. Peopl living at Sprlngdale
and In the Floyd valley district In proxim
ity to th river hav moved out. The river
haa mad a clean sweep through the val
ley, which varies from half a mile to
iiiuv aim m. nan m wiuin from a point a
short distance west of Lemars to here,
Few houses or buildings have been swent
away, but crops In the rich and fertlli
valley are completely ruined. It la Impos
slbl to definitely estimate the damage,
but It will be high In the thousands. About
Ighty or ninety square miles havs beeti
ftoodawept. The water Is rising In the
stock yards district and It Is feared It may
leave Its banks here. where the damage
would be great Th city has a large force
of men watching th progress of the flood.
, Mora Gold for Knrope.
NEW YORK, May 26.-L. Von Hoffman A
Co. announce an export ft fv), gold to
Europe tomorrow. The Von Hoffman gold
goes to Germany. Tha transaction waa
made la the regular course of exchange
bunions aad ha no thsr alguiaoaaoa.
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Showera Tuesday
and Warmer in West Portion; Showers
Temperatar at Omaha yesterdayi
Hoar. De. Hear. Dear.
ft a. m 61 1 n. m Tl
0 a. nt...... a X p. m T
T a. m. na 8 n. m TO
n. m ua 4 p. nt TS
a. m u.1 5 m. m T8
10 a. nt WO 6 p. m T
11 I, 6ft. T p. m T
IS aa TO 8 p. nt TS
p. m es
OMAHA TRAIN IS DITCHED
Baaaaaeman Reported Fatally In
jured and Number of Pas
SIOUX CITY. Ia., May 26-The Chicago
eV Northwestern passenger train from
Omaha, due In this city at 11:06 p. m.,
was ditched at Onawa, thirty mites south
of Sioux City at 10:30 o'clock tonight.
It Is reported that the baggageman Is
fatully Injured and that a number of pas
sengers are hurt.
A wrecking train, with surgeons, left
Sioux City at midnight for the scene.
The telegraph and telephone wires are
down on account of the storm, and no
particulars can be obtained at thla hour.
FIRE AND POLICE BOARD MEETS
Several Matters Pertaining; to the
, Departments are Given OSiclal
All membera of the Board of Fire and
Police commissioner wer present last
night at th regular meeting, Mayor
Patrolman G. A. Pease cam before th
board on a charge of neglect of duty on
the night of May 22, at which time he
failed to report at 11:30 and 2:30 o'clock
and waa found asleep In a barn at Eleventh
and Chicago atreeta. Accused pleaded
guilty and In extenuation aald that he
had lost two day' sleep because of sick
ness In hi family. The board entenced
htm to be suspended without pay for eight
Patrolman Bebout wa notified to appear
before the board at it next meeting to
how cause why he should not be dis
charged from the police force. Bebout
Injured htmself by a fall on the night of
September 36 and on February 1 was
granted ten days sick leave. He ha
failed to since report.
In view of the necessity of a light unl
form coat for summer wear Chief of Fo
lic. Donahue laid before the board a prop
oaltton from Wanamaker A; Brown who
agreed to, make at cost price light blue
serge sack coata to which the regulation
braaa buttons can be attached. Last year
th patrolmen were allowed to buy coata
and aa a reault an undesirable difference
of quality and cut waa noticeable. The
new coat will cost not more than IS.
A letter wa read from Chief Donahue
calling attention to his action of a few
day paet in ordering that saloons ; In
which serlou assault or robberies occur
be closed until the matter haa been In
vestigated, and that , In case the pro
prietors be foui.d to have been negligent
or guilty in the trouble a report of the
same be made to the board. Thla action
waa approved by the commissioners.
' Applications coming up for ten-day leaves
of absence on the part of John McBrlde
of Hook and Ladder company No. S and
of William Hartnett of Truck No. 1. the
matter of granting these with other al
ready on file waa left to the discretion of
Driver Scott 8. Stover of Hose company
No. 1 came before the board to answer
to a charge of being drunk on duty and
using profane and pbscena language on
th night of May 11. Stover, Morel. Wilson,
Rotchford and Lieutenant Michael Cuff
wer examined. Stover was found guilty
as charged and suspended for thirty days
without pay. Further, the board found
ihat there ha been a gross lack of disci
pline In the company and Lieutenant Cuff
wa reduced to th rank.
A communication from "Spud" Farrlsh
was received relative to the 1895 pension
law and asking that he be given any rights
under the same which he might poasess
by reaaon of hla long service. Petitioner
aet forth that he had been a member of
the fire department for nineteen years,
serving eight aa a firemen and the re
mainder a clerk In the office. Action wa
deferred until the following meeting.
- A communication wa received from the
Board of County Commissioners relating
to the expenditures necessary for the pay
ment of the deputy sheriffs enrolled during
the strike troubles. The half of this
amount chsrged to the city Is $1,143.75 and
the matter was forwarded to the city
council with a recommendation that the
amount be paid.
C. C. Wright tendered hla resignation as
secretary of tho board by reason of his
resignation from that body. This waa ac
cepted with a vote of thanks for aervlcea
and assistance as an attorney. A list of
shops where the fir department horsea
will In future be ahod waa approved.
Dies of Mysterious Wound.
TARRYTOWN, N. Y., May 25John
Hefferman, who was mysteriously shot last
night near the Ardsley club, died today.
No arrests have been made and a woman
who was with Hefferman was detained at
the Ardsley club, but was later allowed to
go. Her Identity haa not been learned
ana tne man wnom sne said aid the shoot
Ing has not been found.
NEW YORK. May 25.-The 260th anni
versary of the granting of the first munic
ipal charter to the Dutch settlers of Man
hattan island, which commenced yester
day, was coniinuea looay witn special ex
eruiaca ,u ..... -"''' .u.ui.u Knuuji,
Movements of Ocean Vessels, May 2S
At New York Arrived Mlnnetonka, from
London; riynaam, irom notterdnm; Vaad
At Liverpool Arrived Ivernla, from New
At Hamburg Arrived Fuerst Bismarck
from New York, via Plymouth and Cher
At Rotterdam Arrived Rotterdam, from
New York, via Boulogne.
At Movine Arrived mongolian, from
New York, for Glasgow.
At Queenstown Arrived Cur pa thla, from
Liverpool, and proceeded.
At Plymouth Arrived Kaiser Wllhclm
der Grosse. from New York.
At Klnsule Head Passed Parthenla, for
At Trawl Point Passnd Pennland, from
Philadelphia, for Antwerp.
At Bremen Arrived hoenlg. from New
Turk, via Plymouth and Cherbourg.
At Gibraltar An lvd Lahn. from New
York, for Kapiea ana' uenoa, ana pro'
At Cherbourg Arrived Kaiser Wllhelm
dcr Grosse. from New York, via Plymouth
for Bremen, and proceeded. Sailed Bre,
men, from Bremen and Southampton, for
At London Arrived Minnehaha, from
New York, via Plymouth.
At Copnhagn Sailed Kohela, for New
WIND KILLS FIFTEEN
oar Different Tornado Pass Over South
SIX VICTIMS IN ONE HOUSE AT PAULINE
One Hone is Only Thing Remaining Alir
, About Mamma Place.
flVE PEOPLE KILLED NEAR NORMAN
Number of Neighbor. Had Gathered at
Peter Vaight'i and Eouae is Wrecked.
SCHOOL HOUSE WKECKED AT UPLAND
Ckarch Servleas Mala) Tk... .
th Tim aad Preaeaer and Ona
af Congregation Killed and
PAULINE, Neb., May 26.-tSpeclal Tele-
gram.) At ( o'clock last night a disas
trous tornado struck th (arm house of
John Mumma, which was located two mllea
southeast of Pauline, and killed six peo
ple. The dead:
JOHN MUMMA, aged 61.
MRS. JOHN MUMMA. aged 47.
MISS GERTRUDE MUMMA. aged 18.
MISS FLORENCE PALMER, aged 18.
JOHN PALMER, aged IS.
RAY QUIQU. a-ed 21.
All the horses and cattle about the prem
ises were killed with the excepUon of a
hers belonging to young Qulv which
escaped, after th buggy had been torn
from them and been broken into bits.
Misa Florence Palmer and brother, John,
daughter and aon of Mr. and Mra. Emma
D. Hughea, were visiting at th Mumma
house and Ray Qulgg waa spending tha
rternoon with Miss Gertrude Mumma, to
whom he was engaged to be married.
The entir family and visitor were
seated around the table partaking of the
evening meal when the tornado arrived
without a mommt'i warning. Th house
wa lifted 150 feet In the air, where It
wa quickly shattered and scattered tor
miles around. The bodies were terribly
mutilated. They were dropped into the
canyon on the southwest, on on th east
side and one on the west side of th
ravine. The head of John Mumma wa
mashed to a pulp.
Mrs. William Overy, a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Mumma, la the only close rela
tive who survives tho Mumma family, and
aha and her husband witnessed the catas
trophe from their farm house, which la
located within a mil of th seen. Mr.
Overy described the tornado aa coming
from the aoutheast In a lasy sort of man
ner. It had tha appearance of a huge bal
loon and was hugging close to the ground
without making much noise, which ac
counta for lta stealing upon the Mumma
home without giving warning.
After it struck the Mumma farm it turned
and headed northwest direct for Paulina,,
after striking the railroad. -
Hug . .trees . vwara .uprooted, telegraph
pole pulled out and rod and rods of barb
wire wer twisted Into one larg balL Th
tornado tor ovary piece of clothing from
Mrs. Mumma and deposited them In- a
heap a mile away. The bodies wer taken
to William Overy' home, from wher th
funeral waa held thla afternoon.
Story of By Witness.
HASTINGS, Neb., May ,25. (Special Tele
gram.) Clinton McCreery and Frank Sher
man were eye-witnesses of tne storm, and
giv the following atory: Apparently the
tornado originated about four mllea aouth
east of the Mumma farm, Just south of
Charles Damn' place. Mr. Daum caw It In
time to notify hi family, and they all ran
Into a storm cellar and had lust secured
the door when the tornado arrived. HI
house was unroofed, the barn completely
domollshetl and several horse and cattle
wer killed. The storm took in a path about
four rod wide and proceeded In almost a
direct line for the Mumma place until It
struck the house, which It picked up and
carried Into the air. At a distance of about
100 feet from the ground the house appeared
to be suspended In the sky Ilka a meteor
from a big celling. It waa ent whirling
and whining about like a coloasnl top. If
suddenly took an upward tendency of.
flfteon feet and wa then shattered with .
apparently the same esse that a man would
crush a cracker In the palm of hla hand.
The people and contenta wer hurled with .
great force down Into a deep, black ravine,
which wa already trewn with wreckage
and dead animals.
Kothlne- but a stone foundation wa left
to Indicate where the house had atood and
the large, beautiful orchard was a twisted
mnss of broken trees. As there were no
windows on the south side of the house It
was Impossible for the occupants to Ob
serve the - approaching danger. All th
trees about ths place were twisted to the
ground or uprooted. Carcases of dead
horses, cows and hogs wer scattered
throughout the entire ravine and th only
aim of life about' the place Waa a pig
with a broken back and the family dog.
The dog was a large shepherd and It lay
on ome debris close to th dying pig and
refused all effort to console It
Farmers Search All Iflarbt.
Th new of th disaster spread quickly
throughout the country and all night long
farmers with lighted lanterns aearched th
hllla and valleys and gav their aaslstane.
This morning Coroner Perkins with Un
dertaker Reed went to the scene and took
six coffins. Arriving at the Owen houae,
where the dead were, the remains were
dressed for burial. Mr. Mumma had Ufa
Insurance In the Workman lodge and Mra.
Mumma waa a member of tha Degree of
Honor. Gertrude Mumma waa the be
trothed of Ray Qulgg and the nuptials
were to be celebrated In a few weeks.
The house In which they were to live was
secured and the furnishings wer recently
purchased In this city. Yesterday sfternoon
Mr. Qulgg had spent with his flsnea, and
It was while with Innocent gaiety th fam
ily partook of th evening meal that th
fatal disaster occurred.
Death Closes Romance.
A aomewhat romantic feature haa de
veloped which had reference to Ray Qulgg
and Miss Gertrude Mumma, who died si
multaneously In the Pauline cyclone. Not
only were they betrothed but thla aupper
waa one to celebrate th reconciliation of
John Mumma and Ray Qulgg.
The two young people had been ' lovera
practically from childhood and tha girl's
father had been opposed to the match
while Mrs. Mumma favored th suit.. Ow
ing to this feeling of the father young
Qulgg had not visited at the home of hla
aweetheart for eighteen months. Rut some,
two weeks previous to the fatal last Sun
day mother and daughter combined their
Influence to change the father's vlewa and
th outcome of hla decision had been
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