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VOL. XXXVII I NO. 'J54.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING APKIL 8, 1D09 TWELVK PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Senator Aldrich Denies the Report
That the Senate Will BV -
GOOD PROGRESS BEING.", E
Says Taxes on Necessaries t
win jse jieaucea.
MANY' PERSONS WANT HARL
Ohio Senators Introduce Delegation
of Coal Producers.
POTTERY AND CHINA SCHEDULES
Impnrlrri Insist That Protection on
Finer Grades Is Morh Greater
Than Indicated In Tariff
WASHINGTON. Anrll ". Onslaughts
upon the sfte committee on finance by
prominent member of congress liave be
come so vigorous since H became known
that the work of Inserting rates In the bill
noon to bo reported hHS actually begun,
that there is clanger of revision being de
cidedly of an upward trend, It Is said, un
less d"af cars are turned to Importunte In
terests. The only persona now seen by
the committee are senators, and delega
tions Introduced by -senators, In the fore
noon. Many other delegation wait about
the corridors all day seeking the ears of
Individual committeemen during the re
cesses. In Spite of these conditions good prog
ress Is being made und Senator Aldrich.
the clmlriiMin. said today that he could
predict that when the bill In reported It
will be Bet) that the revlHlon has been
downward, especially upon the necessaries
It Is probable that the aenute will be In
session on Saturday In order to receive
the Pa.vne bill from the house. A session
of the finance committee then will be
held In order to make up the amendments
that have been decided upon and send the
bill to the printing office. The democratic
member of the committee will be called
In and an effort made to obtain an agree
ment with them that will permit the re
porting of the bill by Tuesday. There are
many schedules that will lead to much de
bale In tha senate.
Will Report Bill Tifidir.
Many demands upon tha finance commit
tee tor changea In tha Payne rate or for
revision of certain paragraphs of the Dlng-
loy law were , made today.
Senator Dick and Senator Burton Intro
duced a delegation of coal producers fiom
eastern Ohio who ship their products to
Ontario and other Canadian provinces, who
rteslre to retain the reciprocity clause In
the Fevne hlll.v ; .. ..,..
,A number of concerns manufacturing gaa
In the New England stalea oppose the pio
vtslon which Indicates slack coal In the
same paragraph With bttum'nous coat, matt
Inn Inth dutUbh at 7 cents. This amounts
to an Increase on alack coal from the
present rate of 13 cents, and It la asserted
that It would result In Increasing the cost
of ana to consumers. The s'ack coal
usually comes from Cape Breton.
rotter and China Schedules.
The pottery und fins china schedules were
considered today. The views of the Na
tlcftiil Association of WhoU'salo Dealers In
lottery were represented by Jerome Jones
of Boston. K. H. Pitkin of Chicago and
George W. Kinney of Cleveland. They con
tended truit the actual protection to Ameri
can pottery manufacturers Is much greater
than represented by the specified rales of
63 and Wt per cant because the packages in
which the goods ar etmported are dutiable
anil It Is claimed the actual protection
amounts to per rent on decorative and
9t per cent on white china. They ask a
reduction to 4(1 per cent ad valorem on
white and 40 per rent on decorative china.
Tit delegation had been received previously
by President 'raft.
Mr. Jones talked to the president about
speeehca delivered by him In the recent
campaign In Which the president declared
that the pottery Industry needed greater
protection. Tha delegation gained the Im
pression from Mr. Taft that he was speak
' lug generally of the pottery Industry and
had no special reference to the manufacture
of fine china. It la enld there la a disposi
tion In the senate to ttlll further Increase
the duty on china.
Gordon Dobson of Maine asked the com
mittee to again take up the subject of
carded woolens and provide for such
modifications of the duties as would give
protection on heavy shrinkage woolens. It
Is said that this Indstry has suffered by
reiMon of the Increasing demands for fine
Vain asrt Means Committee Makes
Chaaaea In Tariff Srhedales.
V' HlNJTON, April 7 The ways and
n.tiinr rommlttee today agreed to several
Imuotisnt 0 itftendm'fits to the Payne tariff
The iluty on crude cocoa was reduced
from I to i cents a pound.
Hat ten was raised from 76 cents to $1.50
Paragraph relating to toys, was
fti liken out and a hew one Inserted, ex
cepting toys of rubber and porcelain,
which are taxed at per cent ad valorem,
provided that only those articles should
be taxed ss toys which are manufactured
as playthings for children.
Paragraph EH was changed so as to tax
lite fabrics, or abrirs used for pneumatic
tires at to per rent ad valorem. This meant
to in long staple cotton used in the fab
ric. The steel and Iron schedules, steel
from f cent to . cent anj .4 to .S cent a
The ad talorem duty on boiler and plate
iron or steel was stricken out. Some ef
lotm were mado specific and others were
slightly reduced. The paragraph of the
Dingley law providing a duty of 50 per
vtnt ad valorem ou silk bandings, which
bud been consolidated with tha paragraph
of the Payne bill which provides a duty of
J per rent on laces was restored.
Wet ticket Alllaae.
ALLlANVH. Neb.. April 7. -Special Telegram.)-P.
w. Harris, ss mayor, and the
entire wet tu-ket, with the exception of
It treasurer, waa elected here Tuesday.
C. W. brttinan. en the dry ticket, was
"I Will Not Run Unless Assured of
Liquor Men's Support,"
"Now, Mr. Meu. I will not run for gov
ernor unless ou can assure me that I
have the support of the brewing and other
Iqunr Interests. I am not in favor of
ymtjr option, nor prohibition In any form,
i I am opposed to making any revisions
the Slocumb law that will Impose greater
restrictions on your business and that of
other brewers and liquor men."
Charles Mets, president of the Metz.
Brothers Brewing company of Omaha says
Ashton C. Shallenberger made this state
ment to hint before he was elected gov
ernor and repeated Its Import after.
"He was at the Taxton hotel." said Mr.
Mets, "and sent for me to call and see
him. I did not call on the first Invitation
and ho sent a second one. Then I went
and this is the promlite he voluntarily
"I had asked nothing of him, nor hail I
visited him or asked anyone to. The whole
matter was on the volition of Mr. Shal
lenberger. "Of course. It is putting It mildly to say
that I, In common with other men engaged
In the brewing business, am dumfounded
at the governor's action In signing this
daylight saloon bill. We had every reason
to expect fair treatment from him because
he pledged us his word that we should
"What are you going to do in a case like
this? Leaving out of all consideration for
the time the merits or demerits of the bill,
what are we to think of our governor
under such circumstances?"
Estate of Late Turfman Is Valued
at Over Twenty; Million
LOS ANGELES. April 7. As uneventful
as the settlement of a toOO estate was the
probation today In the superior court of
the will disposing of the millions of the
late E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin. H. A. Un
ruh, business manager of the famous
turfman during his lifetime, and named
by him as executor of the will, testified
as to the making of the will, the sound
ness of Baldwin's mind and his freedom
from any sort of undue Influence when
the lnstrumet was signed November 4,
Mr, Unruh fixed the value of the real
property at from $20,000,000 to $J4.tlO0,
000, and of the personal property about
1127,500. The net annual income from the
property, said the executor, has been only
Attorneys for Mrs. Lilly Bennett Bald
win, the widow, and Mrs. Zola Selby, a
daughter by another wife than the mother
of the surviving daughter, wero In court,
but took no part In the proceedings. The
attorney declined to make public any of
the details of the settlement with Mrs.
Bclby and with the widow, Mrs. Baldwin
of San Francisco, which averted a pos
sible contest of the will. The bond of the
executor was fixed at $280,000.
in Iowa Falls
Missing Chicagoan Said to Have
Been Seen in the Iowa City
CHICAGO. Apll 7.-Speclal Telegram.)
That Charles W. Mosher, the missing
banker formerly of Lincoln, Is roaming the
west in a deranged condition, as his fam
ily believe, la confirmed by a statement
from William Whltesell, a farmer near
Iowa Falls, la. Ha writes that a man cor
responding to Mosher's description ate at
ns house last week.
BOY GOES TO REFORM SCHOOL
FOR EMBEZZLING TWO s?NTS
Appropriated to His Owa Use Money
Given II I m to Bar Stamp
KPRINGFIKLD, Mo., April 7 -Judge
John F. Phillips In the United 8tates dls
tdict court here yesterday sentenced Clove
Isnd Carrol, s Bulaakl county boy, em
iJojetl as s mall carrier, to six months In
the Missouri reform school for embessling
postal funds. Carrol is said to have ap
propriated 2 cents given him to buy a
stamp. Ha destroyed the letter he was to
Three Colonels Quit Staff
Since Governor Signed Bill
"And they shall beat their swords Into i
plowshares and their spears Into pruning
Shallenberger has lost three of his colonels
by signing the daylight saloon bill
Charles K. Fanning, V. F. Kuncl and Wil
liam Kennedy. Mr. Fanning Is a contractor
and leader of the Jim club, Mr. Kennedy
Is advertising manager for the Krug Brew
ing company and Mr. Kuncl Is a meat
market proprietor. All reside In Omaha.
These aoldiei s of P' ace and progress will
sell their uniforms to the tag-picker and
folluw the tip of Isaiah. I he prophet, as to
their Implements of war.
These colonels believed the measure was
unfair to the interests of Omaha and be
lieved the governor should and would veto
It. When he failed to d' S' they decided
they could nu longer Hand with him In
defending the old flag and holding up the
arma of the government, so they have
concluded to quit the army and return to
the peaceful pursuits of life.
"Just say for me that I am so disgusted
with the governor and things In general
that I could not atsnd It here any longer,
and am going away to stay until after
election," aald Alonel Panning. "That
goemor of ours told us In a speech In
Crelghton hall the night before election
that If the governor went down to his
little town of Alma and tried to tell theni
how to run the town they would throw him
In the river. But see whst 'be weut and
Advocates of Free Crude Petroleum
and Its Products Win Signal
DUTY PLACED AT ONE PER CENT
Countervailing; Tariff Stricken Out
by Practically Unanimous Vote.
COMMITTEE IS SUSTAINED
Bailey Schedule Runs the Gauntlet
Without Any Change.
TEA AND COFFEE ON FREE LIST
Taa on Baytes Is Increased Proas
Seventy-five teats to a Dollar
aad a Hall a
WASHINGTON, April 7. This was a had
dtiy for the republican organization of the
house.- By a coalition between some re
publican "Insurgents" and the democrats,
the ways and means committee was bowled
over and the advocates of .free crude oil
and Us products won a signal victory whei
an amendment by Mr. Norris (Neb.) plac
ing the Insignificant duty of one per
centum ad vplorem on these articles, was
reported by a substantial majority.
A decision of the chairman that amend
ments could not be offered tithe oil
schedule other than the one covered by the
special rule of last Monday and which
provided for the removal of -the counter
vailing duty on crude petrolem and apply
ing an ad volorem duty of 26 per cent was
overturned and not even a fervid appeal
by the Speaker, In an endeavor to rally
the republican forces was sufficient to
stem the tide avowedly against tho
Standard Oil company. By a practically
unanimous vote the countervailing duty
went out as the commlUee had recom
mended. On all other propositlona the committee
was sustained. The barley schedule ran the
gauntlet without change. Tea and coffee
were placed on tho free list and duty on
barytes Increased from 75 cents a ton to
$1.50 a ton.
A colloguy at first humorous, but later
developing Into personalities developed be
tween Mr. Stanley (Ky.) and Mr. Clark
(Florida) and was terminated only on an
objection by Mr. Crtmpacker (Ind.) that it
was against the dignity of the house. The
bill was laid aside and at 5:04 p. m.. the
Dies in Wyoming
Former Populist Congressman Is
Stricken by Apoplexy at Home
in Douglas, Wyo.
NORTH PLATTB, Neb., April 7. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Word has Just been re
ceived here of the death at oDugtas, Wyo.,
of William Neville, formerly congressman
from the Sixth congressional district snd
an early resident of this city. His death
occurred Sunday evening from a sudden
stroke of oppoplexy, but owing to poor
facilities his son Keith, who lives here, was
notified only last night. Besides his son
here he has a brother, James Neville, In
Mr. Neville served in congress from 1893
to 1903 as a populist. Previous to his elec
tion, he had served sa member of the
legislature, register of the land office and
district and supreme judge, being elected
to the last position In ISOfi. He was a
prominent member of the Orand Army.
Six years ago he went from here to
Douglas to practice law and has been liv
ing there since.
LIQUOR MESSAGE BY HADLEY
Governor Says I.eaialatore Should
Apply Test of Psefalness to Pro
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. April 7.
Whether by submitting to the voters of
the state a proposed constitutional amend
ment providing for state wide prohibition
and thus making the subject a matter of
active controversy for two years, any use
ful public purpose would be served, was
declared byOovernor Hadley today to be the
test by which the legislature should treat
the measure. This opinion was expressed
in a special message which the executive
addressed to the general assembly and In
which he discussed the liquor Issue at some
"I hsve no further use for Shsllenberger,"
Opposed to Colonels Fanning. Kuncl and
Kennedy, Colonel Ed P. Berryman says he
will not resign.
Colonel Bd is secretary of the Jack club
and the governor was formerly vice presi
dent of that organisation.
Colonel A. D. Fetterman. another Jack
and member of the World-Herald staff,
refused to say whether he would or would
not resign, and Colonels P. C. Heafey and
Sophus Nehle, said:
"It is too bad." about the governor sign
tng the bill, but declined to say what they
will do. These two pleaded for more time
In which to make up their minds.
t'olonel Kennedy attempted to get his
brothers In arma together Wednesday
morning ti discuss the situation, but the
colonels failed to mobilise. Another at
tempt will be made in the near future, but
Colonel Fanning will not wait for the
whole body to decide as such, but said he
would "fire In his resignation" before lesv
lug Thursday morning for Hot Springs.
Unlucky as It may seem, there are thir
teen colonels on the governor's staff In
Omaha. This Is tha roster: Bd P. Berry
man. T. C. Byrne, Charles K. Fsnntng,
Albert D. Fettermsn, Edward Gotten.
Patrick C. Heafey. William Kennedy, V.
F. Kuncl. B. P. Marshall, Fred Men
cedoht M. R. Murphy. H. W. E. Mac
Daniels and Sophus Nebls
kssr Til 4? ;
: THE BUSINESS MAN'S MESSAGE TO CONGRESS.
From the Minneapolis Journal.
RUSH DEFENDS HIS ACTION
Omaha Attorney Denies Charge Made
in Haskell Case.
DID NOT INFLUENCE WITNESSES
Arsraments Will Be Completed Today
on Motion to quash the Indict-
snent Demurrer la the
TULSA, Okla., AprU" 7.-When the third
day's hearing of thro case of Governor
Charles N. Haskell and the half dosen
other Oklahomans under indictment
charged with fraud In Muskogee town lots
began In the United States circuit court
here today, Sylvester Push, the special at
torney for the government, made his argu
ment for' tho prosecution. He directed his
argument against the motion of the de
fense to quash the Indictments on the
ground that hq had conducted the grand
Jury Investigation at Muskogee Improperly.
Mr. Rush severely arraigned counsel for
the defense and denied that he had acted
Improperly or attempted to bias witnesses
that had been called before the grand
Jury. He recalled that the grand Jurors
who testified yesterday had said his con
duct had. on the other hand, been proper.
Mr. Rush was followed by C. D. Stuart
for the defense.
It was believed today that the argu
ments would be concluded late In the after
noon, and that Judge Marshall would hand
down a derision tonight on the motion to
If the court overrules the motion to quash
attorneys for Haskell will file a demurrer.
In fact, copies of the demurrer already
have been submitted to attorneys for the
prosecution. The demurrer will be argued
Immediately if the attorneys fall In their
(Continued on Second Page.)
People don't have
to be fooled into
ing. To most peo
ple its as important
as any news in the
What is more important to
the average household than
where they can get most for
the limited amount they hare
. to spend t
Take the want ads, for ex
ample. The advertiser who
tells what he has to sell and
why you should buy of him,
gets returns far out of propor
tion to the little he baa to pay
for a want ad.
Why do they bring so much
Simply because people find
advertising of live interest.
Thty know reading want
uls pay for the time spend a
dozen times over.
Havsj r!i re4
tsva vaat a4
Sent to Capital by
Twenty-five Volumes Containing
350,000 Names To Be U'ed in
CHICAGO, April T.A new supply of
amnrunillur. aft'itnat the Paytie tariff. bMl
as It applies to hosiery Und gloves, a petition
containing approximately 300,000 names
which, when bound, will make twenty-five
big volumes, was started for Washington
from this city today. It left Chicago in
the care of Mrs. Nnthnn B. Lewis, presi
dent of the league of Cook county clubs;
Miss Helen Norris, secretary of the peti
tion headquarters; Mrs. E. M. Henderson,
recording secretary of the Illinois Federa
tion of Women's clubs, and Mrs. Freeman
A committee of Washlnston women will
welcome the visitors tomorrow, after which
the Illinois congressional delegation will
listen to some first hand Information con
cerning women's wearing apparel and tho
Taft Has Faith'
in Payne Bill
President Says New Tariff Measure
as Finally Passed Will Fulfill
"WASHINGTON, April 7.-President Taft
told Senator McCumber of North Dakota
and other callers today that he believed the
new tariff bill as finally passed by con
gress would fulfill the platform pledges
made at the Chicago convention last June
and would be a revision downward.
BUACKMAILERS AFTER MOON
Letter Writers Threaten Family of
Boy Drowned In Thread
FLINT. Mich., April 7. Anonymous
blackmailers who wrote from Delavan,
Wis., have threatened the lives of the
mother and sister of 10-year-old Harold
Moon, whose body waa found last Satur
day In Thread Pond, unless L. N. Moon,
the boy's father, turns over 13,000 to them.
The letter gave no directions as to how
the S3.0OO should be paid. This causes some
doubt whether It Is genuine.
But One for
CHICAGO, April 7.-On a sensational
opening wheat on the Board of Trade
today touched the highest point, with one
exception. In more than twenty years.
First sales of May wheat were at fl.-f
1.26V. the latter figure being J' to 3
cents higher than the close Monday.
Opening figures for July wheat were IS
4)1 ic to '-S'aCic higher, sales being made
at $1. 10ral.il.
Bxcitement was seething in the pit before
the reverberation clang of the great gong
announced the beginning of the day's busi
ness. Yesterday waa a holiday, owing to
the municipal election, hut during the spec
ulative idleness bullish news accumulated
at a rate which insured a. record-breaking
Lverpool advanced yesterday and con
tinued today, being reported over
Monday's closing prices. An English au
thority startled the trade with an estimate
that Europe would require SO.OOO.OUO bushels
from America within the next four months.
Where this Is to coma from no trade
was found today to explain. As Indicating
the shortaa-a of the domestic crop is it
staled that Kansas City, a great shipping
NO PRIMARY FOR ONE YEAR
Nebraska Escapes Selection of Can
didates for State Ticket.
FREE FIELD FOR SUPREME COURT
Uonohne Bill Will Iledaee Itaee for
Highest State Bench to ".Non
partisan" Scramble In Which
Any Mar Ena-aare.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. April 7. (Special.) Nebraska
will have no state primary election this
summer, though three supremo, judges and
two regents of the state university will be
elected this fall. This Is due to the passage
of the Donohoe nonpartisan Judiciary and
regents bill, which provides candidates for
these offices shall go on the ballot without
Thla year the platform conventions will
be held July 27, the last Tuesday In the
month, and at these conventions there will
be promulgated platforms and state com
mittees will be selected for each party.
The conventions will be called by the state
committees of the vsrtous parties, which
shall also apportion the delegates allowed
to each county, based on the vote cast in
the presidential election. Each county shall
have at least one delegate. This is provided
for by the amendments to the primary liw
passed by this legislature, which also pro
vide that delegates to the state convention
and county committees shall be selected
by a county convention. The congressional.
Judicial and legislative and state commit
tees, according to the first section of the
new law, are to be selected In a manner
prescribed by the state committees of the
various parties, but in another section It
Is provided the state committee shall be
selected by the state convention.
A suggestion has been made to get a
meeting of the delegates to the republican
state convention to hold a meeting after
the platform convention, or before, and
canvass the situation in regard to can
didates for suprjme Judge, and thla prob
ably will he the procedure of the demo
cratic state convention. The convention,
however, would have nothing more to do
than ratify tho choice of the democratic
Under the Donohoe bill there Is nothing
to prevent a great multiplicity of candi
dates for places on the supreme bench,
many of whom would be known probably
only In their own locality. Should a con
vention discuss the situation and candi
dates It Is figured the strong points of
the candidates could be brought out and
(Continued on Second Page.)
point for winter wheat has been a heavy
buyer at Minneapolis for her own mills.
Kaln was reported quite general In the
southwest today, but although beneficial,
It Is, declared doubtful if the crop will be
matured In time for delivery on July con
tracts, owing to the dry autumn, which la
said to have greatly retarded growth.
How much the congested condition of the
May delivery has to do with present prices
can be explained only by the man who
controls the market, and his only word Is
that supply and demand, and not manipu
lation are responsible for the advance.
In any event, If the estimate of 60.ono.000
bushels needed for European consumption
la correct. It Is said to be certain that that
continent will have to pay a pretty penny
to the American farmer to say nothing of
the big trader who for months has been
accumulating a line estimated at 26.0uO,0'0
The highest previous price for May wheat
within twenty years was reached during
the Letter deal in 1S9S, when the price
reached $186. At that time the iice of
bread In Europe, notably Italy, advanced
so that the peasantry suffered. Latter,
.however, lost heavily oil the deal.
Windstorm Does Extensive Damage
in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio
SEVERAL DEATHS NEAR DETROIT
Two Boys Reported Blown Into
River From Dock.
CLEVELAND ALMOST ISOLATED
Navigation on Lake Erie Made Dan
gerous by High Seas.
FACTORIES DAMAGED AT TOLEDO
Krore of Persona Injured la Vtrtnlty
of Wabash and Pern, lad...
Man Killed In Western
CHICAGO. April 7. Wires east of Chi
cago ar far as Pittsburg went down rapidly
In today's gale, according to the telegraph
companies. Wheeling, W. Va., reported
every wire down cast of that o-lnt. OC
the numerous leased wires running east of
Chicago, but one was working this after
noon and conditions already said to be
In this city by far the most freaking
whim of th storm was to give a perilous
ride to Samui-1 Holland, an rlevated rail
road conductor. Holland was seated on tho
runway of a box car on the Metropolitan
F.lovated when the roof was lifted up by
the gale. It maintained a horisontal posi
tion and Holland went whirling away like
a fly on a plrco of cardboard. He lit over
100 feet from the 'starting place, none tho
worse for his experience. The roof settled
to the ground with" comparative steadiness,
considering Its weight. Friends among the
train crew Insisted that the conductor
must be internally Injured and took htm to
a physician, but the latter confirmed Hl
land's statement that he was unhurt,
several Heaths In Michigan.
DETROIT, Mich., April 7 A severe rain
and electrical storm, which sweft over
lower Michigan early last night was fol
lowed by a wind storm of unusual violence
and many accidents and two desths have
Near Ionia, lightning shot into a farm
house along a telephone wire and killed 8-year-old
Benjamin Helmer and severely
shocked two other children, while - tha
family was sitting at the supper table.
Interurban traffic out of Grand Rapids
was delayed by the storm. Dozens of
barns in western Michigan were struck by
lightning. The wind has averaged from
fifty to sixty miles an hour.
One child was severely injured In Michi
gan avenue here by a falling sign.
At Brighton Ray Miller was killed and
his brother. Guy, was severely Injured by
being struck by the roof of a house which
blew off today while the" bora were flrlv- .
Two boys reported to the police thst
they saw two other little boys blown Into
the river from a dock on Belle Islo,
Late this afternoon It was reported that
three Hungarians had been drowned In the
river off Wyandotte by the capsizing of
their boat in the high sea that Is running
on the river.
Cleveland Practically Isolated.
CLEVELAND, O., April 7. The storm
which prevailed In northrrn Ohio today
practically Isolated Cleveland from com
munication with the east. The sixty-five
mile gale mado sad havoc in all direc
tions. The telegraph and the telephone
wires were reported down throughout, the
state. The damage was eonflned to the
wires, according to early reports. Nsvl
gatlon on the lake was made liasardous
by the high seas.
The barge Norman Kelley Is reported to
be adrift off Kelley's Island with four
men and a woman on board. They have
no power or provialons and ars In Immi
nent danger o fbclng wrecked. Other boats
have not succeeded In reaching the craft.
Smaller craft upon the lake wero com
pelled early to come Into harbor. Many
minor accidents were reported In and about
Factories Dainasred at Toledo.
TOI.EDO, O.. April 7. Hundreds of men
out of work, thousands of dollars damage
done and many persons slightly Injured
sre the results of a hurricane that visited
Toledo and vicinity today. ,
The wind attained a velocity of sixty-
nine miles an hour in this city. Ths roof
of the plant of Massll'.on Bridge company.
ISO by Hn feet, was ripped off and hurled
Into a field and SCO men were thrown out
of employment until the damage can b re
Pedestrians were Injured by falling signs,
parts of roofs, chimneys and limbs of trees.
Many women were bowled over by the
In small towns near Toledo considerable
damage waa done. Many bouses were
struck by lightning and ths occupants
stunned, but there are no reports of fatal
ities. Tornado at Wabash.
WABASH. Ind., April 7.-The only tor
nado Wabaah has known In twenty-five
years hit here last night, Injuring a score
of persons snd doing thousands of dollars'
worth of damage. The storm struck the
city at 8 o'clock, passing through ths north
east section of the town. A dosen houses
Mrs. Jsmes Hayes and four children
were pinned beneath the wreckage of thslr
home, which caught fire. The mother waa
badly burned aud will die. The children
were seriously hurt. William Shepard, wife
and two children, were held beneath fallen
ruins until neighbors extricated them.
Wires went down and the city was In dark
ness throughout the night. The entire sec
ond story of the dwelling occupied by Wil
liam Hlnea was carried awsy, leaving the
family In their beds exposed to a drenching
rain. The wind was followed by a cloud
burst and the river rose, flooding low
lands. Many bridges were washed away.
The streets are impassable this morning
owing to fallen trees.
PERl Ind., April 7. A tomadu struok
this town at 8 o'clock last night and de
stroyed four factories and several school
buildings and wrecked many small struo
tures. Samuel Cornea was caught under
the wreckage when his dwelling collapsed.
H has three tins broken, a fractured arm
and Internal Injuries, but may recover.
Man Killed la Western Kentucky.
LHXINGTON. Ky.. April T-Dsspatches
ssy great damhage was done In western
Kentucky by a tornado which swept over
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