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TriE OMAHA DAILY KKE: ITKSDAY. MAKCn !. 1004.
TORNADO BLITS OUT LIVES
rnrioni Windstorm Swwpi Over Missouri
ind Tosi Much Dimigi '
EXPLCTED LOSS OF LIFE WILL BE LARGE
LIt Stork Is Killed In One IMaee
Entire) Family ' Knnr la
Wiped Oat of Kalst-
MEMPHIS, Tenn.. Marrh IS A special
to the Commercial Appeal from Carruth
ersvllle. Mo., says:
A tornado swept tha country twenty
miles north of here last night, csusing a
great loss Of Ufa and destroying thousands
jf dollars worth of property.
The wires hava been Sown all day and
authentic news la hard to net, hut an be
lated reports come In the loss of life and
property Increases. It la now known that
six Uvea have been lost and thousands of
dollar worth of property destroyed.
The lives of iha Brmemsker family, llv
Inn near Portagevllle, four In number, wera
(dotted nut and their home demolished.
The family of Wesley Miller, living two
miles west of Mount Pleasant, was killed
and their home demolished. Their bodies
were found 200 yards away badly muti
lated. Mr. Miller waa a wealthy mill owner
Fifteen hundred dollars In money belong
ing to him was found scattered over the
ground. Much stock waa killed and
wounded. Chickens were found with their
heads cut off and stripped of their feathers.
Fence posts were blown from the ground
snl giant trees were twisted aside Ilka
straws. It Is feared a full report will re
veal greater loss of life.
LOOK FOR MOVEMENTS SOON
Coming of Spring l.lkelv to Witness
Activity In War Opera
Hons. WASHINGTON. March 2S.-(New Tork
Herald Service Special Telegram to The
Bee.) Military men here are now looking
for more rapid developments In the land
campaigns In the far east. The firmness
with which Vice Admiral Makaroft ap
pears to be handling the Russian fleet at
Port Arthur, which is shown to be still
open, despite previous reports It has been
closed, caused an Impression most favor
able to Russian prestige.
General Kouropatkln's hurried Journey
toward Manchuria leads to a general be
lief that when the natural battleground
of Manchuria Is released from the grasp
of winter the Russian plan of campaign
will become aggressive. Even from the
meager advices received In Washington It
la evident that Russia Is maintaining a
strict surveillance over the operations and
tendenoles of the Chinese army in the
northern part of the empire. General
Tuan Chal Kal, the Chlneae commander,
la known to ba a violent pro-Japanese
sympathiser who Introduced a system of
Instruction by Japanese officers In the
Chinese service. - Ha Is constantly sus
pected by Russia of working to embroil
China In the present war aa an aotiva
ally of Japan, despite the declared neu
trality of China.
Russia holds more grave fears than does
any other power of the danger of viola
tion of Chinese neutrality. Russia Is ex
tremely anxious to know to what length
the United States will join with tha other
neutral powers In enforcing tha malnte
. nance of neutrality In China. Secretary
Hay, who addressed all tha powers on tha
subject of neutrality, waa satisfied with
their adherence to tha principle. There
fore no agreement was made aa to action
;if China did threaten at any future tlma
to Join In the war.
ItORTnKAIT PASSAOH IMPRACTICAL.
Itasalaa A4nlral Who Has Hade It
Gives This Opinion.
(Copyright by New York Herald Co.. 1904.)
BERLIN, March 28.-(New York Herald
Cablegram Speolal Telegram to The Bee.)
A dispatch to Berlin from Stockholm
glvea an account of an interview with
Admiral Calender regarding the proposal
that tha Russian Baltlo fleet proceed to
Vladivostok by the northeast passage, In
stead of through the Suei canal.
Admiral Calander speaks with au
thority, as ha commanded tha Vega, which
made the voyage soma years ago. He
declares It Is quite impossible for the fleet
to make tha voyage. Mapa of the Siberian
Coast were very unreliable during the
voyage of the Vega and they had to take
soundings continually. If tha warships
were csught In tha loa and had to winter
In tha Arctic regions the crews would
perish of cold or die of hunger. Admiral
Calander considered the scheme to be mad
ness. The attitude of China continues to e
elt tha greatest anxiety here, but the
foreign office learns, however, that the
commander of the 22,000 troops on the
Usnchurla.1 frontier haa received orders
to withdraw Into the Interior, which ha Is
mOCLAMATIO OK XEITRAMTY.
Chinese Governor of Maarhnrla la
ST. FETER8R L'RQ, March SS.-A procla
mation Isaued by the Chinese governor of
Manchuria haa been received here. It di
rects that all Chinese In Manchuria ahall
observe neutrality and attend strictly to
business, and particularly to refrain from
lamagtng railroad and telegraph lines. They
ire also ordered to report any such at
General Tshltshagoff. commanding the
railroad work In Manchuria, haa forbidden
tha people to carry arma within a strip
ilxty versts wide whic. the railroad tra
verses. The order restricts the operations
f Chinese troops and prohibits the pursuit
f Chinese bandits by Chinese militia, ex-
:ept with special permission. It appeals
h the great flesh producer.
Thirty yean have proved its
effedency in throat and lung
troubles and all wasting diseases.
Do not try substitutes, es
pecially now, when cod liver
oil is so scarce and high. They
are mostly all adulterated with
seal or other cheap oils.
Scott's Emulsion is always
the same. The cod liver oil
used b absolutely pure i all the
other ingredients are also
carefully selected and of the
PlamblnaT Inspector Lynch Finds Faalt
with Work aad BUI of T. F.
It la said Plumbing Inspector Lynch, In
a report he Is about to make to the coun
cil, will criticise the manner In which hot
water apparatus and plumbing were placed
in most of the fire engine houses recently,
and will declare the city might have saved
from 1100 to 1600 had It gone about the
business properly. Several months ago the
council, nt tha request of firemen. Instructed
that apparatus to heat water for bathing
be placed In each, house at a cost not to
exceed 180 each. This was the estimate
of Building Inspector Withnell and he was
told to have the work executed. When the
bills came In It waa found the authorised
amount had been greatly exceeded in nearly
every case. A committee of the council
found that T. F. Bolfe had done the work
and that. In addition to putting In the
heaters, had done considerable other plumb
ing. The same committee found, also, that
all the work done was badly needed and
recommended the bills be paid. Council
man Hoye opposed this and succeeded In
having the bills referred to Plumbing In
spector Lynch. The latter says the con
tractor made a profit of from 10 to 900 per
cent on the material sold the city, and that
work that required from eight to nine days
could be performed in four to five days.
The total bill amounts to more than 11,000.
to the people to assist tha Russians In pro
tecting the railroads from Injury.
JAPAF.SK noATt OT DAM tGF.U.
Correspondent Gets Good View of At-
tanking Fleet After Battle.
I)NPON. March Zl-The Times' cor
respondent on a dispatch boat In the far
east reports having seen a Russian
squadron of five battleships and cruisers
thirty miles southwest of Port Arthur Hst-
urday morning steering for Port Arthur,
their exposed flank being protected by a
line of torpedo boat destroyers.
The same correspondent, wiring on Sun
day, says he saw tha Japanese fleet leav
ing Port Arthur after the fight of that
morning which he wns too late to wit
ness. A close examination of the vessels
showed no sign of their having had hard
The correspondent remarks that the Rus
sian ships are using Japanese coal, the
smoke of which can be detected at from
fifteen to twenty miles distant, while tha
Japanese are burning Welsh coal, which
makes very little smoke.
GOVERNMENT IS MAKING HEADWAY.
Revolutionary Contest In In Do
mingo Is Losing Ground.
WASHINGTON. March 28. -Information
received at the Navy department today
from Admiral Wise at Guantannmo Indi
cates that the Morales government Is mak
ing headway In the revolutionary contest In
San Domingo, the admiral reporting that
It Is now In possession of all of the ports
of the Island except the small one of Monte
Cristl. on the north coast. This news was
brovight to Guantanamo by the command
ing officers of the Hartford and the Yan
kee, which have returned to that vlnce
from Fan Domingan waters. They also
report that matters are now quiet In San
Domingo. The Topcka remains at Ban
SAYS CITY WAS OVERCHARGED
UNCONSCIOUS AT THROTTLE
Engineer Struck by Missile as Pas
senger Train Palis Out of
ST. LOUIS, March 28.-When the "Me
teor," the westbound fast passenger train
on the St. Louis & San Francisco road,
pulled out of Union station today a mis
sile struck Engineer James C. Llndberg on
the head, and hla unconscious body hung
half way out of the cab window as the
train suddenly plunged ahead at terrific
speed, the throttle having been Jerked open
as the engineer fell back. Fireman Charles
F. Buschert sprang to the throttle and
brought the train to a standstill after It's
flight of eight blocks through the railroad
Engineer Llndberg' skull was found to
have been fractured and blood waa flowing
from the wound. Ho waa hurriedly removed
to a hospital without having regained con
sciousness and his Injury waa pronounced
o Jangerous that ha will probably die.
Tha pollco are working on tha theory
that soma unknown person hurled a missile
as the train was alowly pulling out, which
struck tha engineer on the head as ha sat
In the open window of his cab. Engineer
Llndberg la to yeara old arid Is one of tha
oldest engineers on the road.
BURIED UNDER TONS OF STONE
Stone Arch Near Pone City Gives
Way aad Buries Contractor
GUTHRIE. Okl., March . O. 8.
Strickland, a prominent contracting mason
of Ray county, and William Shaul of
Ponca City were killed while enguged In
pulling the frame work from a stone arch
bridge northwest of Ponca City. The arch
fell and Strickland and Shaul were burled
under tons of stone. Tha bodies were hor
RIDE ENDS IN TRAGEDY
Party Throws Oat of Automobile lu
Central Park and Woman
NEW YORK. Marrh 28 -Four persons In
an automobile, owned and driven by
Jerome Yeagcr, were thrown out while the
car was swinging around a sharp curve In
Central park today. Miss Florence Maas
of the Hotel Endtcott waa picked up un
conscious and died aoon after being taken
home, and Solomon Strook waa seriously
Injured. The rest escaped unhurt.
PREACHES Ott THE HILL OF MARS.
Rev. Joba Potts of Toronto Addresses
Americana la Athens.
ATHENS, March 28. Rev. John Potts of
Toronto. Out., preached on "The Hill of
Mars'' today to the delegates to tha World s
Sunday school convention. The ministers
and delegates repeated St. Paul'a address
to tha Atheniana. All the members of the
party from the United States are and will
proceed to Jerusalem, where tha meeting
of the convention will ba held.
Movements of Owes Veaaela Marrh ST.
At New Tork Arrived: La Oeeeogiie from
Havre. Etrarta from IJverpool and Queens
town, Moltke from Hamburg. Southampton
and Cherbourg. St. lunula from Southamp
ton srtd Cherbourg, Fatrta from Marseilles
and Naples, Clfia dl Mllano from Genoa
and Nsples. Minnetonaa fi-nm Iondon.
At The IJsard Passed: Minneapolis from
New Yor for London.
At Sicily Passed: Kroonland from New
York for Antwerp.
At Naples Arrived: Csnenlo from Boston
via Olbraltsr. Algiers and Genoa for Alex
andria, and proceeded.
At IJverpool Arrived: Rovlc from New
York: t'mhrta from New York via Queens
town, At Southampton Arrived) St Paul from
New York via I'lvraouth and Cherbourg
At Boulogne etatled : Rotterdam from
Rotterdam for New Tors'.
At Olasimw Railed: Numldlaa for New
At Queenstown Sall-d: Lucanla fretD
1 liniiiiyU imM aia ye.
IN THE INSURANCE FIELD
John M. Newbargpr, special agent of the
Atlas of London and Kings county, waa
In the city Friday to make arrangements
for a transfer of agencies in the local field.
Wheeler ft Wheeler alll hereafter repre
sent tha company In this state.
The great prairie fires which hsve been
rsglng In the western portion of the state
during the last week have given local In
surance agents little concern, owing to the
fact that the loss Is principally confined
to agricultural risks, an.l these sre princi
pally carried In farmers' mutuals. Of lata
years nearly all the regular companies
have oeased writing agricultural Insurance
on account of the fact that It has failed
to pay them. The Phenlx of Brooklyn
and the State Insurance company are ex
ceptions to the rule. It is the opinion at
the local headquarters of these companies
that there will bo some losses reported,
but up to Saturday no reports had been
received of any having occurred.
E. R. Perfect, special agent of the Amer
ican and Security company, has gone to
E. B. Freeman, special agent In the local
field for tha Milwaukee Mechanics, Is still
In Baltimore, where he went to assist in
the adjustment of hla company's loeses In
the great fire.
F. W. Little, adjuster for tha Glenns
Falls. Is In Utah. He will spend about
two weeks in that state and Colorado on
business connected with his company's
Reynolds Barnum. general agent of the
Glenns Falls, Is In Lemars, la., where he
haa gone on business.
George Dodson, speclsl agent for a num
ber of companies as a member of the firm
of Melkle & Dodson, Is absent from the
city. He has gone east.
Insurance men generally are very much
pleased to see the old poles being removed
from the streets. These poles have proved
a great source of hindrance and annoy
ance to the Are department at all times,
and every one which Is removed affords
the department that much better show for
checking any Are which may occur. It Is
the opinion of all fire insurance men that
the streets should bo cleared as rapidly
as possible of all things which may act
as Impediments In the way of firemen dur
ing a fire.
Some of the leading Insurance men of
the city are taking an active Interest In
the Civic Improvement league, not only
on account of a desire on their part to
beautify the city generally, but also on
the side of safety. D. H. Wheeler of
Wheeler ft Wheeler Is one of those who
arj lntereating themselves. He is chair
man of the committee which has In charge
the regulation of signs ana sign boards,
and Is taking a lively interest In the mat
ter. It Is Mr. Wheeler s belief that with
a little push and energy all the box signs
tn the business district, and especially
those which ornament the outward edge
of the sidewalks, can be A one n nun v with
After a little missionary work Is done In
securing the removal of this class of
signs !t Is the intention of the lenorite tA
go after the signs which cross the side
walks overhead. The principal difficulty.
It Is said, which Interferes with the re-
moval of the signs Is the fact that thera
are two factions to contend with: the mn
who owna the sign and the electric light
ing company which furn shea Hht tn
Illuminate a number of them. It Is be
lieved that the lighting company will make
a hard fight to continue the signs.
An excellent opportunity was afforded
local tbuslness and Insurance men to ob
serve the efficiency of the sprinkler sys
tem In actual operation during the week.
Thursday forenoon a Are broke out In
the southeast corner of Hayden Bros.'
basement. Before any of the employes
of the store had an opportunity to turn
In an alarm to the fire department the
sprinkler had accomplished Its work and
the fire was out. One of the clerks In the
department, who was near the blaze when
It started, said that the sprinkler threw a
perfect deluge of water, and that the fire
had absolutely no chance to gain head
way under the spray. The work of the
sprinkler was entirely automatic, as no one
had time to assist tn extinguishing the
Aames. Two of the fusible plugs were
melted out by the heat, which was con
sidered only slight, and both of the plugs
worked to perfection. No one outside of
the basement knew that a fl-e had oc
curred until some time after It was out. It
is said by those who saw the fire that in
case there had been no sprinkler to quench
the flames It would have had such a good
tart by the time the department could
hava been on tha acene that there would
undoubtedly have been a great deal of
difficulty experienced In extinguishing It.
The lira occurred among materials of very
Inflammable nature. The principal point
of superiority of the system was fully ex
emplified In this Instance, and that Is
that the apparatus Is at all times ready
for business, and would hsve done Its
work Just as effectually had the fire oc
curred at midnight, when there was no
one about, as it did in the daytime.
This being the first fire which has oc
curred In Omaha to prove the efficiency of
the apparatus, everyone concerned Is very
much pleased over the outcome.
Kennard & lower have received souvenir
postal cards which are lelng sent out from
Baltimore to show the effects of the fire
upon so-called fireproof construction. Some
of the buildings tn the pictures are still
standing Intact with the exception of the
window framea and everything of an In
flammable nature which the building con
tained. Although the walls are left etanl
tng a large amount of money will be re
quired to place tha buildings In aa go id
condition as they were prior to the confla
gration. It Is said that In most cotes
the buildings will have to be rebuilt. Ex
perts say that although the flames had
not been able to enter the building the
heat would have been sufficiently Intense
from surrounding buildings to have con
sumed everything Inside which would burn.
A report has been received by Kennard
ft Lower, atata agenta for the Milwaukee
Mechanlca, to tha. effect that that company
haa, up to date, paid out tX8.012.31 In leaves
resulting from the Baltimore fire. This
total loas was covered by 191 policies. A
few of the minor losses hava not yet been
aettled on account of small differences
which hava arisen. It is said that the en
tire matter will be disposed of within an
other week or ten days. Copies of letters
are also enclosed, with the statement to
Kennard ft Lower, to show how well sat
isfied Baltimore firms who have had deal
ings with the company are aa a result of
tha promptness In settling.
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Collier's representative was the only one to photograph the Japanese troops
landing at Chemulpo; the "Korietz" at the very instant she blew up; the
burning of the "Variag"; Russian soldiers nursed by Japanese; etc.
These remarkable photographs in this week's issue
fill a 1 6-page special war supplement, and are the only photographs in America
of the first naval battle of the 20th century. This extraordinary "beat" is no
accident simply a result of preparations which Collier's began months ago.
WAR MAP FREE
A moot comprehensive WAR MAP thowing the strategic points of the Rossian-Japaneae conflict, and invaluable to those wtuhing 'o fol.
low the pragma of tbe War, mailed tree ot charge oo receipt of a s-ccnt stamp. Address, Map Dept., Collier's Weekly, New York City
lished offices are Iarth Dakota, Missouri,
Kansas, Texas, Idaho and Washington. Tlie
new business written by the company dur
ing the first quarter .of 1904 shows an In
crease of over 60 per. cent as compared with
the corresponding period for 1903. The daily
income o the company now averages over
$1,000, which is more than can be satisfac
torily placed on farm loans at the present
time. President Robison says that at the
end of 1901 his company will have $10,000,000
insurance In force.
The news of the sudden death of Eugene
Carey, western manager of the German
American JiiHumnce company, announced
from St. LnuiH, was received with regret
by local Insurance men generally. Mr.
Corey has been a very strung man in the
business for many years, and has always
stood for Improved methods and the ad
vancement of the business in general. It Is
said that Judge Carey had Just finished a
very brilliant address at the banquet tend
ered insurance men by the World's .fair
officials. At the close he proposed the
health of President Francis of the exposi
tion. The toast was drank and President
Francis was wulting for the applause to
subside. Judge Carey lighted a cigar and
the next moment fell from his chair dead.
The Omaha fire losses as reported by
Chief Baiter for 1903 were $594,066. of which
only $18, 553 was uninsured. This is the
heaviest lire loss which has occurred In
the city since 1895. The gross Insurance
premiums for the year were approximately
$4f0,000. of which perhaps from 18 to 20 per
cent went to ugents for writing the busi
ness. This would cut the gross premiums
actually received by the companies down to
about $36ti,ono. it Is the opinion of local
Insurance men that every preenutlon should
be taken by the citixens of Omaha to keep
the loss rate down. The late fires which
have occurred und which are said to have
been of incendiary origin, are rausing con
siderable comment among insurance men.
While no large flrrs have occurred ns a
result of the operation of the Incendiary,
Insurance men are somewhat worked up
over the matter and believe that everything
should be dune to apprehend the author of
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Fifteen full-page illustrations
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A aubagenry ef the Bvea Insurance com
pany has been established with Isaac Coles
by Special Agent Farker.
President Robison of the Bankers Reserve
Life stated Saturday afternoon that l.!s
company had receded during the previous
twenty-four houra applications for over
$6C,0OO af Insurance. He reports that t!:e
new statea which cava recently been opened
up ay tba eompany are responding nohly.
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