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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 27, 1903-TEN PAGES.
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Second Tet Baoe Auoret All Beholden of
AGAIN OVER-REACHES OTHERS' COURSE
Columbia, Drope So Far Altera u to' Be
Nearly Be j cod Right
CONSTITUTION TRIES TO KEEP UP PACE
Bat Finiihea Bounding Homo Stake Over
Three Minatei Behind.
DEFENDER'S WORK STARTS ODDS GIVING
MwWn ot Kw rU Yacht Clab are
Kathaslastle and Declar That
' Llpton'a Boat Will Hava Ma
Chaaea to Mil.
NEW TORK. May 28.-In a gamely con
tested race Reliance again today led the
way across the finish line, winning It sec
nd victory over Columbia and lt first
over Constitution.' Two mlnutee and twenty-one
eeconde later Constitution flnlehod
and the crew Of the new boat gave It euch
rheer aa It deserved.
Constitution had sailed a plucky race and
had a rlaht to share In the honors. From
the start to the finish It had fought out
vr tha thlrtv-mlle course and
on two of Its legs had actually outsailed
the new boat, a performance whlcn re
tares Its nreMlge. Imperilled In Its dlsap
pointing showing In the drifting match
last Saturday and makes It a factor to be
reckoned with In the selection of a cup
Columbia was. for the day, outclassed.
From tha very start It was never for a
moment In the race. While Reliance and
Constitution were having It out between
themselves around the course, the former
.Wander waa dragging along miles astern
of them and when Reliance sailed across
the finish Columbia was more than two
u.. imn.t rtaad to leeward. Reliance
beat It by fifteen minutes and twenty
seven seconds actual sailing time.
The wind held true at to 12 knots during
the race and favored none of the racers.
The condition were ideal for a fair test
of the three boat. The course was twice
around a fifteen-mile triangle and a 12
knot braese was snapping tha bunting of
the yacht at the starting line when the
three sleek racer gathered there and Jock
eyed for position. Columbia was dressed
In a new ult of galls that set like a glove,
tart Is Almost Perfect.
Tha start at 12:16 p. m. wa almost per
feot Reliance and Columbia went across
the Una ld by side, with Constitution
trailing by nearly half a minute but to
windward. The first leg was a reach with
the wind about abeam and coming out of
the Ling Island bay In strong puffs.
Five minutes after the start Constitution
wa more than a length behind and to
the windward, and the splendid battle was
on-.- Cot'tmbio began slowly to drop be
hind. Constitution held on like a bull dog.
,All the boat were going better than a 12
knot clip. Bteadily but very alowly, till
tha first turn. Reliance lengthened It lead.
The boat turned the first mark a fol
Reliance. U::06; - Constitution. :..
. Rellanca had beaten Columbia by mora
than two minute in sailing
twenty-eight mlnutee and nineteen seconds,
but had gained only a few seconds on Con-
Once around the mark Reliance and Con
stitution got into a luffing match that car
ried them a mile out of their course. The
w h.A flattened out to seven knots.
and Captain Rhoade. seeing that he could
' not pas, gave It up and both .loop set
spinnakers and squared away for the eo
ond turn. Reliance then drew away from
.. Columbia meanwhile wai tar be
hind, the new boat having gained eight
minute on It In thl leg, ana tweiv sec
a. n fnnatltutlon.
Reliance fetched 100 yards to leeward of
the third mark, went by It and squeesed
.v...,..k hatween the mark and a long tow
of bargee. Before Constitution reached
the mark, the barge had fouled it and it
was compelled to sail arouna tne raw,
,h.b losing a little. The wind waa
freshsnlng and the leaders were two miles
tha next leg perore voiumoia
reached the third turn.
' Constltatloa Cornea Vp.
On the fourth leg the boat had a wind
a nolnt freer and the sheet a bit started
th. leaders heeled over and stretched away
for the six-mile run. Reliance negotiated
that leg In twenty-eight minutes and fifty
five seconds, but Constitution gained nearly
half a minute on It. Columbia, more than
thirteen minutes behind Reliance was fairly
Again on the next leg Constitution out
footed the new boat, gaining one minute
and twenty-one seconds, but it still wa one
minute and eighteen seconds behind. The
wind had hlfted, however, until It was
nearly to windward to the finish line and
Reliance began to gain again, although
slowly. It required five hitches to reach
the line and all the time Reliance held
Constitution under Its lee and worked away
from It, though the Belmont boat was
pointing high and footing fast.
Captain Barr sent his boat across the
line while Constitution was nearly a mile
to leeward of It.
The official time was given out a fol
lows: Start. Finish. Elapsed.
Reliance 11:15:00 1:13:11 2:67:11
ronVtUutlon IMS S U:02 t:MM
OMrnhfi ..12:16:00 :28:J ;13:0J
Ifo Skew for Shamrock til.
Not a possible chance for the America's
cup la conceded to Bhamrock 111. by a
yacht owner and member of the New York
Yacht club, who has wagered $1,600 to $1.
000 that Reliance will win In one-two-three
David Barrle. Blr Thomas Llpton com
mercial manager In this country, took the
bet. Mr. Barrle was somewhat astonished
when the American, In discussing the
chances of the yachts, msde the bold state
ment thst Bhamrock III would not take
one of the series of the races, but when
the offer was made to bark the opinion
at the odd quoted. It was promptly cov
ered. Mr. Barrle acknowledged that his wager
had been made, but refused to name the
member of the New York Yacht club whose
money he expects to win.
Pretests of Pall Mall Guttle.
LONDON. May S8.-Th Pall Mall Gasette
today Join In the protest against' the use
of ratsey sail on Reliance. It says:
This Is a most unsportsmanlike proceed
ing. If the race la to le a real t-t of
merit each yacht should be completely
equipped In the country to which it be
longs. If the defender wins by means of
British sails It would not be an American
(Continued n Second fags.)
HONOR COSTS HIS LIBERTY
derma a Officer Who Killed Soldier
Falling to Halete Him Will Re
BERLIN. May 2.-The attention of Ger
many was centered on the , 'ilillo court-
martial of Naval Ensign '', "'"r, who
was tried at Kiel today t ""'age
and sentenced to Imprisons -,r
years snd one week and to degt-
the killing of Artilleryman Hartn..
Ksaen on Good Friday.
The ensign's excuse was that the artll
leryman had not saluted him properly.
IIuHHner'H replies to the court . were
straightforward. He said that while re
gretting that his swordstrokes killed the
artilleryman, he acted within the service
Instructions and that be was obliged by
honor to compel obedience.
"But," said the president, "you said you
never drew your weapon without using It."
"Yes," replied the prisoner, "It is so
ordered In the regulations."
"You were seen loosening your sword
before Hartmann left your side," continued
"Yes," the prisoner answered, "I thought
Here Hussner mentioned the name of an
officer who, after having been struck by
a private, was obliged to resign because
he was unable to loosen his sword, and the
private, who was not identified, ran away.
Hussner admitted that he became Inter
ested at the police station' Immediately
after the killing of Hartmann In a discus
sion over the different classes of shoulder
The court read a letter which Hussner
wrote to his mother from prison and In
which he said:
God Almighty will not desert me, because
I only acted as 1 hnd to. If I am punished
I will have the glad consciousness of hav
ing maintained my honor unimpaired. It
Is, after all, the highest glf t .that a man
possesses. I trust In my Redeemer, Jesus
Christ. My cell was opened thl moment
and my dinner was brought In. The food
Is quite good. My fellow prisoners Jook
with envy upon It. It Is snd thst they ck
up a man preparing to be an officer.
The impression made on the hearers by
the prolonged examination, of Hussner was
that his action was the result of the
system of training on material which wa
dull, though passionate, and which affected
a mind filled with exaggerated Idea of
DESCRIBES RACE OF AUTOS
Joseph Pennell Writes Graphically of
Mad Rnsh From Parts to
LONDON, May 28. Joseph Pennell. the
artist and writer, has sent a most graphic
description of the first stage of the Parrs-
Madrid automobile race to the Dally
Chronicle from Chartres. After describing
the assembling of the crowd and how,
when finally the racer were seen coming
fEom the top of a hill, he continued:
As the cars fell there is no other word
for It down the slopes and approached
the narrow bridge, jumped with a bound
across and flew with a scream up the rise
beyond, one could ste by the twitch of the
wheels, not half of which was caused by
the road, how agonising was the strain on
the driver, forced to make his way through
the endless, uncontrolled crowds which lit
tered the road from Paris to Brodeaux.
Much as one majr-oxreem -the broad-minded
views of the French government in en
couraging the motor industry, the govern
ment's neglect to protect the course wss
criminal and nothing else. Though on the
stretch of eight kilometre between Char
trea and the first village there were from
e.ouo to lu.uou people ana irom ouu. to i.uuu
cars, no attempt was made to control the
crowds, mostly made up of peasants and
people rrom ram wno Knew Doming aooui
The horse-drawn traffic was stopped dur
ing the race, but the fools on bicycles and
the imbeciles on motors careened al out and
drew up anywhere all over the road and
only escaped killing themselves and the
racing men by the sheer dum luck which Is
said to protect drunken men, children and
Yet people wonder why accidents happen.
The conduct of the military authorities was
Incredible. From Chartres to the narrow
bridge at the top of the hill the road was
kept by a regiment of Infantry and some
gendarmes, and though pegHtrians were
not permitted to cross the bridge, but had
to pass through the stream below, thus
making a Jam at both ends of the bridge,
ordinary motor cars and motor cycles were
allowed free passage, of which they took
such advantage that one of the racing
cars was stopped dead In order that a
person on an ordinary car might crawl
over. As for the motor cycles In the race.
they were simply used near Chartres as
pacing machines by any stray scorcher
who wanted to take money. Measures for
preserving the safety of the public were
either nonexistent or of a useless char
AUTO RACE IS ABANDONED
Many Contestants Withdraw and
Other Proceed Only
PARIS, May 2. The second stretch of
the Paris-Madrid automobile race was not
started this morning owing to the Inter
diction of the French and Spanish govern
ments. Many of the contestants withdrew
and some of them proceeded leisurely.
Marcel Renault had a sinking spell this
morning. However, he revived. The other
Injured persons are progressing favorably.
Maurice Farman .and other prominent
driver have announced their permanent
withdrawal from racing.
Premier Combes, replying In the chamber
of deputies today to an Interpellation on
the automobile race, saying permission had
been granted to race, on account of solid
tatlons on behalf of Frajich Industry. The
accidents were not due to lack of precau
tion. The government was not disposed
to grant further permissions. If automo
blllsts want more speed trlsls they must
make a private track. The chamber should
seek to conserve public interests with the
Interests of a deserving Industry.
MADRID. May 36 The Royal Auto
mobile society ha decided to return to the
donors the prises for the suppressed Paris
Sixty automobiles, belonging to the tour
1st contlngoci of the Paris-Madrid race.
arrived here today. King Alfonso, Prince
Henry of Prussia and the members of the
Spanish royal family witnessed the ar
rival of the car from a balcony of the
royal palace. An enormous crowd lined the
LONDON. May 24 The Dublin Gasette
Issued tonight contains the regulation for
the race for the James Gordon Bennett cup
which Is to tske place In Ireland. The
whole course will be closed from I a. m
until the race Is finished, and the other
regulations reduce th.e possibility of accl
dent to a minimum. It I said the Irish
administration Is considering still further
precautions to secure the safety of the peo
ple. King Edward talked over the matter
yesterday with Premier Balfour.
; Tragedy at Wedding; Party.
ARRAS. France. May M.-A wedding
party at the Citadel barracks here Inst
night ended tragically with the death of
three women and the Injury of twenty
seven other persons. At the dance follow
ing the wedding a lamp was overturned
and set fire to the decorative hangings.
panic ensued, the doors were blocked snd
three of the women were unable l escape
and perished la tae flame.
REPUBLICANS FIX THE DATE
Next State Oonrent'ou to Be Held in Lin
coln on Augo.it 18.
COMMITTEE ENDORSES THE PRESIDENT
Baals of Representation! Fixed on
Vote for Mickey, Catting Dons
Doaglas Connty Representation.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., May 26. (Special Tele
gramsThe republican state committee at
Its meeting here tonight fixed Wednesday,
August IS, for the republican state con
vention, selected Lincoln aa the convention
city and adopted by unanimous vote a
resolution endorsing the administration of
Theodore Roosevelt and pledging him the
support of Nebraska " republicans. The
resolution, which wa Introduced by Victor
Rosewater, with a few preparatory re
Voicing the sentiment of Nebraska re
publicans, we express our grateful appre
ciation of the privilege recently accorded
our state of entertaining, as our guext,
our distinguished president, Theodore
Roosevelt. His wise and courageous ad
ministration of national affairs, his Judi
cious conduct of our relations with foreign
governments, nls (earless enforcement or
the laws against unlawful trusts and com
binations, tils patriotic efforts to mnintaln
feace and harmony between capital and
abor, his friendship for the west mani
fested by his Interest in irrla-utlon and
other measures designed for the upbuilding
or tne western states, command our nearly
approval and . endorsement. Theodore
Roosevelt has demonstrated his eminent
fitness for the exalted position of president
of the United States and we extend to him
the assurance of tha suooort ot Nebraska
republicans whenever It may be of service
Addison Walte of Otoe had prepared a
resolution In similar terms, prompted by
the republican sentiment of the people of
his home and several other members spoke
briefly in a seconding motion.
Punishment for Doaglas.
The detail of the convention call were
not agreed on with so much unanimity
The first pop out of the box wa a motion
by Senator Warner of Dakota that the
basis of apportionment be one delegate at
large for each county and one delegate for
each 100 votes cast for John H. Mickey lor
governor at the last election. The two
committeemen present for Douglas county.
B. E. Wilcox and Victor Rosewater, made
a determined fight against an apportion
ment on this Mickey vote on the ground
that it did not accord fair recognition to
the republican of Douglas county and
other counties in which the governor had
run behind his ticket. A motion was made
to substitute the vote of Mortensen for
state treasurer and again to substitute the
vote of Marsh for secretary of state, but
both 'amendments were voted down after
protracted discussion. Senator Warner and
one or two other Insisted that Douglr
oounty wa not entitled to any considera
tion beyond what It could claim by It
vote at the head of the ticket and It was
plain from the remarks of several mem
bers that the idea animating them was to
get a whack at Omaha and punish the re
publican of Dougiaa county for not voting
the ticket straight by depriving thera , of
representation In the next state convention
in proportion to their real numbers. On
behalf of the amendments offered bv Mr.
Rosewater, Hague of Kearney and Cappa
of Adams put In a word declaring that It
waa not a question of punishing any one
but of disfranchising republican whose
vote would be wanted for the ticket next
fall. The vote, however, wa largely
agalnst the proposal to take a candidate
a a basis against whom no fight had been
made and as a consequence Douglas county
will havi only ninety-two delegates In the
convention Instead of lot, which It would
otherwise have had.
Call Convention Early.
On the question of the date for th call
another divergence of opinion was man!
fest as between an early and a late con
ventlon. Richards of Thayer proposed
August 18, Warner of Dakota wanted It ia
early as July 8, while Hague of Keurney
advocated September 2. The division came
on the amendment to settle upon September
2, being the week before the Btate fait, a
against August 18, and the latter won
vote of 12 to 10.
Lincoln had no competition for the lo
cation of the convention and the resolu
tion for the call was made to Include
ho proxy recommendation and a request
for the organisation of county commute
by the convention that selects delegate to
the state convention. The executive c m
mlttee was empowered to select and reeom
mend to the. convention suitable persons
for temporary chairman and temporary
secretary and Chairman Lindsay announo
that he would call the executive committee
together for this purpose about the first ot
Of the thirty-four members of the com
mlttee twenty-two were present In person
or by proxy. The membership roll was
corrected by the substitution of K. H,
Phelps of Schuyler In place of M. D. Cam
ARRAIGN COUNT FOR FORGERY
Man Who Signed J. Plerpont
can ame Remanded to
(Copyrlghted, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. May 26. (New York World
Cablegram Srecial Telegram.) Count Mau
rice De Bosdarl, who wss Indicted here for
forging J. Plerpont Morgan's name to bills
for $2CO,O0O. ha been arraigned at Beirut.
Ha asserted that he was a Frenchman and
was turned over to the representatives of
the French government Extradition pa
pers have been forwarded.
Bosdail is the son of an Italian nobleman
and a man of unimpeachable taste In an
tiquities. He Is well known In art circles
in Paris and London. The count moved In
the best circles here. He had a beautiful
flat In Hill street, at which he gave select
entertainments. His crime caused the ut
PERUVIAN GUNBOAT SINKS
Spring a Leak and Coca to Bottom
of the Ocean In aa
PLYMOUTH. England. May t.-The
Peruvian gunboat Loretto sprung a leak
thirty miles northwest of th Blcilly Islands
yesterday evening and sank In an hour.
The crew was picked up by a French
trawler and were landed at Plymouth
Loretto Is a new vessel. It left Liverpool
May M for Para. Brasll.
Sends Bottle of Poisoned Whisky.
MEMPHIS. May K.-The grand Jury
today returned an Indictment agulnst Mrs.
l.lszie McCormirk. charging murder In the
first degree. Mrs. Mi C'orinl k has bten
under arrest chtirged with sending a bottlo
or "oiauma wnisay w a woman in uincin
SOLDIERS AFTER WITNESSES
Troops Endeavor to Secnre Their At
tendance Before Kentneky
JACKSON, Ky May M.-Whlle the spe
cial grand Jury Is still sitting In Its effort
to Indict the assassin ot Macrum, Cock
rill and Cox, the member of the state
militia sent here to preserve order are
scouring the country In an attempt to get
together the witnesses and bring in the
men Indicted yesterday evening.
The grand Jury will ask tor the enforced
attendance of Captain John Patrick, Moses
Feltner and Tom Cockilll. Captain Patrick
la alleged to have witnessed the assassina
tion of James Cockrlll and Feltner to have
made an affidavit stating that certain offi
cials had hired him and three other men
to assassinate Macrum.
Tom Cockrlll 1 wanted to tell about the
assassination of Dr. Cox, It being stated
that he know the names ot all the men
who were on the scene at the time. The
mountaineer last night made an attack
upon the soldier and there was a council
of war today to ask for more troops. It
reported here that Curtlss Jett has made
confession that Implicates prominent
Commonwealth Attorney Byrd says he
will call the cases against Jett Wednesday
morning and try him not later than Fri
day. Extra precaution have been taken
to protect Belvln Jewln. He Is guarded
constantly by a strong detail. His testi
mony before the grand Jury caused the In
dictments to Jewett and White.
There was a positive move made against
him yesterday in th court room. Belvln
Jewln has fear, for hi life and he 1
Mrs. J. B. Macrum, her friends and a
number of cltlxen are urging that more
troops be sent, fearing that further vio
lence may be done by the mountaineer
feudists. At the consultation ot officers
today no action wa taken beyond order
ing another galling gun - from Louisville.
Tom White wa arrested at the home of
his mother, eighteen miles from . here at
daylight. A squad of soldiers surrounded
the house and White was called out. When
he reached the fence the warrant wa read
and escorted by soldiers he went to .the
house and dressed. The party reached
here shortly after noon and White was
remanded until tomorrow morning when
he and Jett will be arraigned.
Elisor J. Little and twelve soldier went
to Winchester today and the order for
Jett was honored by Judge Benton. He
was placed In iron and arrived here and
was committed to Jail this evening. An
effort will be made by his attorney to get
a change of venue. If this fail he will
enleavor to have the Jury summoned from
outside of Breathitt county.
The Impression la strong that the con
spiracies which have culminated In the
aeries of assassination In Breathitt county
will be traced to the fountain bead and
startling development are expected this
week. Jett Is bitter against the officials
of Breathitt county, whom he claims a
friends and whom he blame for not com
ing to hi relief.
The Jail Is heavily guarded tonight
TWO AND ONE-HALF CENTURIES
New York Celebvaro - Attainment
250th Year of City Govern
NEW YORK, May M.-New York todav
officially commemorated the 150th anniver
sary of the establishment of municipal gov
ernment of New Amsterdam, afterward
called by force and by treaty between Hol
land and England, New York. The whole
city was gay with bunting. The city hall,
where the main exercises were, held, and
City Hall park were the center of attrac
tion, the decorations there being especially
elaborate. In the public schools 500,000 chil
dren took part In the exercises.
Mayor Low presided over the exercises
at the city hall . and delivered a brief
address, referring especially to the city'
"Our special pride," said he, "Is that
we are an American city and our ambi
tion is to show how the greatest Amer
ican city can greatly serve the world."
General James Grant Wilson of tha New
York Historical society delivered the prin
cipal oration of the day and was fol
lowed by Secretary of War Root, who
prefaced his remarks by a letter from
President Roosevelt. After regretting his
Inability to be present, the president wrote:
The changes In New York City In the
250 years Just elapsed sre such as could
be paralled nowhere else In the world.
We now have In New York City the sec
ond largest city In the world. And It Is
no mean compliment for me to siy that
there Is no city, either here or abroad, of
whose governing officials Its people have
more Just reason to feel proud. v
In his address Secretary Root asld:
The people of the city are able to show
their capacity to govern themselve slaves
to no ruler and to no party. The men
who 250 years ago founded this munlclpnl
government were sound and wholesome
men and their spirit of - freedom, of tol
erance, of civic pride and good cltlxenshlp
survives, permeating the whole Increasing
muss of the great metropolis. I am proud
to come back from the councils of the
nation to my own nome, proud to be a
citizen of New York.
Addresses were also made by Governor
Odell, Bishop Potter and others.
SUES AN AMERICAN OFFICER
Gahrlal Galea, a Filipino, Seeks to
Recover Damage for Arrest
MANILA, May Gabrlal Galsa, living
In the island of Leyte, has sued Major
Edward Glenn of the Fifth Infantry for
15.ttX pesos damages on the ground of al
leged false Imprisonment. Galsa, who waa
an Insurgent sympathiser, was supected of
aiding the Samar Insurgents. In 1901. he
was arrested by Major Glenn's orders,
General Smith approving, and was confined
In Samar. Ultimately Galxa was released.
M-Jor Glenn has reported the filing of the
suit to Major General Davis, who will prob
ably refer the matter to Secretary Root.
Justice Fletcher Ladd of the supreme
court of the Philippine Islands ha re
signed on account of the illness of his wifo
and has left Manila for home. He belongs
to Lancaster, N. H. Commissioner Wor
cester leaves here for home In July.
King Alfonso Is Enriched.
LONDON, May 9.A special dispatch
from Madrid says: King Alfonso has In
herited 17,500.000 under the will of his grand
father, King Francis. The will was opened
about a month ago in accordance with the
desire of King Francis that It should not
be read until twelve months after his
Don Francis D'Assasl, duke of Cadis,
who married his cousin. Queen Isabella II
of Spain October 10, 1M6, and wa tha same
day proclaimed king of Bpaln, wa the
father of the late Kins Alfonso XII, father
ot the present king of Spain. Queen Isa
bella, July 26, 1870, formally abdicated the
throne In Paris, in favor of her son, the
lute King Alfonso. Don Knincls died at
Eplnay, a'rai, April 14, lfco.
IOWA ALSO SMITTEN
Storm Fiend Thrice Wreak Death and De
struction. THREE TORNADOES SNUFF SIX LIVES
Cm lb and Mangle Many Person by Wreck
GLENW00D, BUXTON, DES MOINES HIT
Initiate for Feeble Minded and Its In
ELMO, MO., ALSO RECORDS NINE SLAIN
Kansas Streams Create Disaster and
Bend Hnndreda of Families Flee
ing; From Their Home to
Places of Safety. '
DES MOINES, la., May 26.-Iowa has
been s'.orm swept for the past twenty-four
hours. Three tornadoes, two last night
and one tonight, caused the loss of six
lives, the fatal injury ot three persons nu-1
the serious Injury of a score more, besides
great property loss.
The ieid at Glenwood:
MAGGIE B1ETTNER, of Aduza. Ia.
HAZEL WRIGHT, of Adaxa, la.
The dead near Buxton:
The dead at South Des Moines:
RL'SSEL A. KNAUFF, aged 30.
FLOYD KNAUFF. his 8-inonths-old son.
Injured at Glenwood:
- The Injured near Buxton:
Molletas Rhodes, fatally.
Mollle Rhodes, fatal.
Kllxa Blakeley, fatal.
Amphy and Minnie Blakeley.
Seward, Lucy, George and Addison
The injured at South De Moines:
Mrs. Knauff, bruised and cut.
Mrs. Margaret Barston, skull Injured by
Charles McNutt, hurt by falling tree.
Mrs. John McCoy, breast and head cut l y
Victims are Feeble Minded.
Tha victim at Glenwooa were all Inmate
ot th School for the Feeble Minded, where
the storm struck at 9:30 p. in. The tornado
truck the girl' dormitory, commonly
known a the old building, first. The roof
wa torn off and with a terrible crash fell
back again upon the wrecked building. All
the buildings ot the group, including the
hospital, dormitory, boy' building, cus
todian' bnildtng, farm college 1 and th
boiler room, were more or less damaged by
the storm. The superintendent estimates
(hat the loss will be at least 175,000.
The buildings of the institution are sit
uated on a slight rise and were a mark for
the heavy wind which swept down on them
with terrible fviry.
The . eleven girl who were injured are
being cared for In the hospital, which' Is
The tornado near Buxton struck at about
9:30 p. m., near what la known a No. 10
Junction, a mining settlement. All the vic
tims were colored. The . storm came f'ora
the southwest and the destructive wind
seemed to descend suddenly rrom a great
bonk of clouds which were sweeping toward
Crushed Like KtiK Shells.
The bouses occupied by the Rhodes and
Blakeley were smashed to kindling .wood.
Half a dosen box car were snattered and
scattered over the surrounding country.
The tornado struck South Des Moines at t
o'clock tonight. It came from the south,
but after the greater part of the destruc
tion wa wrought, veered to the northwest
as It approached the Junction ot the Des
Moines and Raccoon river.
The property damage in South De
Molne and vicinity will reacn $60,000. The
KnaufT home and the Christian church were
wrecked and about forty other buildings
were badly Injured.
About the same time what wa apparently
another storm struck the packing house
section of town, a mile to the northeast of
the scene of the South Des Moines disaster.
In thl locality th Agar Packing company,
the Des Molne elevator and the De
Moines, malt . house plants uffered the
greatest damage. The loss In that section
cannot be estimated.
High winds prevslled all over the city
and minor losses were general. Telephone
ccmmunlcatb n was cut off through the
greater part of the city and the street rail
way system had to be abandoned In East
and South De Moines for the night.
('lou'lbnrxt at Artel.
During the past twenty-four hour heavy
ralne have been general In Iowa. In De
Molne 2:10 Inches of water fell. A cloud
burst at Adel this afternoon caused a
precipitation of more than Ave Inches In a
few hours. Heavy rains are reported from
Webster City and Mher point.
The upper Des Moines river Is rising
rapidly and a repetition of the flood condi
tions of last June are feared.
Iowa railroads suffered greatly from the
excessive rainfall and trains into Des
Molne are from three to Ave hour late
on all line tonight. Superintendent Mor
ton of the Des Molnrs A Sioux City
branch of the Chicago, Milwaukee A St.
Paul, tonight suspended all traffic until the
roadbed can be examined.
A landslide occurred north of Howell
station on the Wabash and the engine of a
passenger train rolled down a twenty,
five-foot embankment. The airbrakes
stopped the train before the passenger
coaches reached the sunken section of the
track and both the engineer and fireman
escsped by jumping.
The Rock Island tracks are washed out
From all sections of the state come re
ports of an exceptionally heavy rainfall,
accompanied In most cases by severe wind
and lightning. In the northern part of
Iowa there was a fall of hall in such
size that lambs, calve and pig are re
ported killed and In another case a horse.
Rivers are swollen out of th hank
everywhere. The floods Is at Its crest In
northwest Iowa. Numberoua washout are
reported In that section, and two railroad
wrecks' due to that cause were attended
with one death each.
Wire are prostrated so generally ss to
preclude obtslnlng particulars. The Floyd
river I doing great damage In the
vlnclnltv of Ploux City. The Boone. Rac
coon end Des Moines rivers re rapidly
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CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for NenrxKku Fair Wednesday.
Except Showers in Southeast 1'ortlon;
Thursday Fair and Warmer.
Temperatare at Omaha yrstcrdayt
Knar, Dea. Hour. Iea
5 a. m tn l p. m ......
n. m ..... . tin si p. m . . .V . IWI
T a. aa. tin a p. "
ft n. an tt 4 p. m '4
On. m . 5 p. m "-'I
10 a. m 67 p. m
11 n. nt m 7 p. nt
1 m to H p. m '
It p. m 01
DESCRIBES AT0RNAD0 CLOUD
Passena-er of t.lncnln-Omaha Train
Tlls of Thrilling MitM Mon
A. D. Clayton, who came to Omaha on
Monday evening's train from Lincoln,
states that the passengers on the train got
a fln view of the tornado thst visited the
vicinity of Waverly about :S0 o'clock. He
said: "I was looking out the car window
and noticed a peculiar cloud formation In
the northwest. It was, I should Judge,
about seven miles from us. The cloud had
the appearance at nrst of a big balloon and
was swaying visibly toward the earth when
suddenly a distinct funnel-shaped cloud
shot down with Inconceivable rapidity to
the earth and swung back and forth
rapidly. At time the small' end would rise
clear from the earth and sway in a clr
cular manner, and would then shoot down !
toward the earth again. It followed a
track, as well aa we could observe, parallel
to the railway, and was In full view of the
people on the train for ten or fifteen
minutes. We could hear no sound, nor
could we see from our position any damage
that It was doing. It waj a thrilling sight.
The funnel cloud was almost constantly
Illumed with flashes of lightning, and the
clouds in its immediate vicinity were
visibly agitated. At the base of the
tornado cloud was an apparent circle ot
rolling white clouds through which the
lightning was constantly playing."
BURT HAS N0THINCT0 SAY
Averse to Discussing; Strike Matters
Before Final Settlement
President Burt of the Union Pacific ie
turned yesterday from New York, but
had nothing to say for publication regard
Ing his settlement with the boiler makers.
He meets the machinists and blacksmiths
In Omaha Monday and Is averse to discuss
ing matter until they are finally disposed
By the terms of settlement the boiler
makers were to return work May 27.
Today I May 17. but no boiler maker
seems able to tell whether he la going
to return to work today. President
Ed F. Kennedy has not yet returned and
will not until Wednesday and nothing 1
being said or done In hi absence.
Owing to the original agreement between
the blacksmiths, boiler makers and machin
ist that no contract waa to be made with
the company not affecting all three crafts,
the boiler maker are being criticised some
what for their action, which doe not seem
to. suit all-their own members.
OMAHA, TRAIN IS DITCHED
Panl Flyer Strike Bos Car Blown
from Siding; and Is
The Omaha-Bt. Paul flyer on the Chicago
& Northwestern railroad was wrecked at
; 10:55 .Monday night at Whiting, twenty
eignt mites soutn ji bioux city, ny a box
car which blew oft an elevator siding and
tood upon the main line.
GEORGE COLEMAN, engineer, Sioux
Oscar Larson, fireman, Klron, la.; three
ribs broken, spine badly Injured.
John Thompson, fireman's helper.
North Eighth street, Davenport; rib
broken, arm broken, head cut.
Peter Parsons, mall clerk, 1124 Eleventh
avenue, Minneapolis; rib broken, arm
broken, contusions on head.
Isaac DayhufT, Council Bluffs, baggage
man and express messenger; sliver driven
In neck, head and face seriously cut, both
CONNOLLY JURY DISAGREES
I.ong-Drawn-Oot Trial End with
Satisfaction to Neither
The Jury in the case of John T. Connolly
against the Union Pacific Railroad Com
pany. disagreed yesterday afternoon tnd
wa discharged by Judge Slabaugh. Thl
case had been on trial for more than
week. The first continuance of the hear
ing was occasioned bv a slight Illness on
the part ot the defendant, and then ono of
'the attorney became Interested In another
trial. Before ho could resume trial of the
Connolly case the defendant became sick
with the muaitles, and this caused a delay
of pearly a week. Connolly sued the Union
Pacific for $2S,000 damage the result of
injuries received at South Omaha whereby
he lost both of his legs.
HUNDREDS MADE HOMELESS
I.acoala, K. H.f Visited hy Connaa-ra
tloa Which Destroy Nearly
LACONIA, N. H . May !6.-Nearly 100
buildings have been burned, 350 persons are
homeless and a loss of between 1350.000 and
J400.000 has been Incurred by a fire In the
Liikeport section, the srea burned ever
being about 150 acres.
The fire started in a boiler room of the
H. ' H. Wood hosiery mill. The flames
spread quickly and In a very short time,
under the Influence of a brisk southeast
wind, the entire structure was burning.
Next It spread to the finished lumber
plant of the Bouls A Garrell company, and
then to the works of the Laconln Electrii;
Light Company. In less thsn sn hour both
these plants were destroyed. The city fire
department was helpless to stay the pro
gress ot tne names ana me destruction
went on until the fire actually burned Itself
out for want of muterlal.
INSURGENTS BADLY DEFEATED
Band of Fanatic In the Island of
Ceba Are Hooted br
MANILA, May ! Lieutensnt Javier,
commanding a force of constabulary and
volunteers, has defeated JOu fanatical in
surgents In the island of Cehu, killing sixty
eight of them and rapturing twenty-nlno.
The fight occurred in the mountains of
Takngan. No details of the engagement
have been received and th government
loese are not known.
SHAKES UP LINCOLN
High Wind Strike CapiUl City at an
Early Hour Tnorday Horning.
GREAT DAMAGE IS DONE TO PROPERTY
No Liver. Lot;, Though Several People
Have Narrow Escape.
BLUE RIVER OVERFLOWS ITS BANKS
Bridget. Gone and Traini Stopped in Vicin
ity of Fairbury.
LITTLE BLUE ALSO OUT NEAR HASTINGS
Heavy Rains, la gome Places Aceora
panled hy Hall. lalt Many
Portions of th
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, May 2D. (Special.) A sever
windstorm traveling nt the rate of seventy-eight
miles an hour struck Lincoln at
0:26 this morning and did damage to the
amount of many thousands of dollars.
The wind was accompanied by a heavy
downpour of rain. The precipitation wa
six-tenths of an Inch. The streets rau
rivers. By S B7 o'clock the storm wa
over. For a few minutes h:.ll fell.
The greatest damage was done In the
wholesale district and losses this afternoon
were estimated as follows:
I. Case tM ma
Wisconsin Furniture and Coffin com
pany . an Ann
Curtls-Bartlett company 26.OH0
Lincoln Gas company 1,000
Ferguson Elevator company l.oon
Miscellaneous losses 10.000
According to the Weather bureau the
wind was merely a local thunder storm
of unusual violence. It came from th
The large five-story brick building oc
cupied by the J. I. Case company, Imple
ments, wa rendered almost valueless by
the storm. The fifth story was blown
off and the entire building was twisted
and torn. The man who erected the
building said it would have to be rebuilt
from the first story. This building con
tained about $75,000 worth of machinery,
which escaped serious damage.
The roof of the building occupied bv
the Wisconsin Furniture company wa
blown off and the building was wrenched
from It foundation. Thl building con
tained a atock valued at l&O.OOO. Th
management believes thl was damaged
by water to the amount of I2S.O0O. Th
building was damaged about $5,000.
The Curtls-Bartlett planing mill suf
fered the least loss of any of the whole
sale house. It will probably amount to
$5,000. The .root of the carpenter snob wa
blown off and portion of the main building
were wrecked. The corrugated Iron ware
house of the Lincoln Transfer company
waa blown dawn and It stock of barb wlr
wa scattered, over the ground for a great
distance. - .
The Lincoln Gas company nd ' six re
tort chimney scattered over i the roofa
of several adjoining building and Sec
tion of the retort building were blown
away. The oil house of the Fercuson
Elevato company wa set off It founda
tion and the big smokestack wa blown
over. Two hundred feet of tin gutter
were blown away.
Havo Narrow Escape.
Mr. Abel F. Norton, three daughter and
Miss Wilson, a stenographer, nad a narrow
escape from death while In their cottage at
W25 P treet. Next to the cottage stood th
wall of the fiecond Presbyterian church,
recently burned. The wall were toppled
over on the cottage and made a pancake out
of one end of It The family and Mis Wil
son had Just gone from the end that wa
truck to the rear of the house and escaped
Trester's big lumber shed at the Intersec
tion of Twenty-eventh atreet and the Mis
souri Pacific tracks, wa unroofed and th
lumber scattered over th adjacent terri
tory. A barn on .the premise of J. J. Bridge
was upset and demolished, a horse thst
waa in the barn and a cow that wa tied on
the outalde were not Injured.
At the rear of the main room occupied by
L. J. Hersog, tailor, a brick oulldlng waa
blown down. Thl portion of the building
I used by the eleven young , women em
ploye of the tailor and none of them had
gone to work when the storm cam up.
Whole City Suffers.
' Every portion of the town show the ef
fect of the storm. In the ousiness section
there 1 scarcely a building out what had
many windows smashed out. Sign were
picked up and hurled across the street and
smashed into kindling wood. Many of theso
were dashed through windows In the second
and third stories of building. Shingles and
debris were blown promiscuously across the
town; the street became river and It wa
almost impossible to see any distance at all.
Tree flapped and lapped over each other
and swept the ground. Branches of trees,
grass and leave were blown Into neighbor'
yard to form heap of rubbish with
shingle and piece of roof and glass. Near
the auditorium th streets were green with
branches of tree, covered with foliage,
being thrown upon It.
Delivery wagon that had been left out
during the night were blown sgalnst build
ings and smashed to piece. A large piano
box at Seventeenth and O streets wss
blown a distance of half a block. At time
the wind seemed to com from all direc
tion and It had the appearance of a reg
ular twister. Street cars were stopped,
trolley blown down and for hour th town
had no telephone connection outside of the
city. Many of the 'phone here were
knocked out nd pole were blown over.
Trolley wire were down all over town.
It wa reported here thl morning that
Valparaiso and Raymond had been wiped
off the map, but this sfternoon thl was
Rnrlal of Mommas.
HASTINGS, Neb., May M.'-fSpeclal Tele
gram. ) A fierce wind, aerompunled by
rain and hail, prevented-the burning or
burial of the cattle, horses and hogs that
were killed by the tornado near Paulino
Sunday evening, snd a a uonsequknc the
Mumina f irm Is still strewn with wreckage
and dead enrcasses. making a most devilste
snd grewrome place to look upon. For ten
years prior to the fstsl storm John Mumma
snd wife were two of Adams county's most
enthusiastic farmers. The hill upon which
the hnmn stood was most picturesquely lo.
cm ted. commnndlng a fine view of the val
ley of the Little Blue, and the village of
Psullne. two miles beyond. They Jiad sur
rounded the house with hrdy tree, both
forest -nrt fruit, snd th gro-in of cst1pe
which inclosei the lawn and other tree
lied of'en been remnrked bv traveler
tin- ot iinosoul beauty. They were a
1 family who fully appreciated th aeathetla
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