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The Omaha Daily Bee
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For Nebraska Partly cloudy.
For Iowa showers; warmer.
For weather report see page 3.
VOL. XXXIX NO. 58.
OMAHA. MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2.1, 1009.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
IN PULL PLIGHT
Aviation Week at Rheims Opens with
Magnificent Spectacle that
STORM DELAYS THE FROc '-
Lefebvre M&kei New Speed Record 11.
n - . .
WEIGHTS MAZE BEST SHOWING
Their Machines Only Ones to Make
Required Three laps.
LAMBERT MAXES FOUR CIRCLES
Eefebro and Tlwander Negotiate
Three Eaeh and Cat Xnmbfr of
Eights and Other Illfflc
KHEIM9. France, Aug. 22. -The spectaole
of six aeroplanes simultaneously winging
their flight In huge circle over the plain
at Bethany, waa a remarkable feat of the
opening day of aviation week. At the fin
ish of the flight there was a great burstof
cheers over thin wonderfully impressive ex
hibition of man's mastery of the air, which
dispelled all doubt In the minds of the
thousand present that a new era of lo
comotion confronts the world.
Yesterday's storm left the sky banked
with clouds, with Intermittent showers and
high-winds and the eliminating trials for
" the selection of the French representa
tive for the Gordon Bennett International
cup, which Is to be contested next Satur
day, were spoiled. Only Lefevre, who less
than two months ago, adopted aeroplane
piloting as a profession, with a Wright
biplane. Blerlot. Delarange, Esnault-Pel-,
terle and Captain Ferher braved the gusty
puffs. LeFebvre alone succeeded In ne
gotlatlng tha complete circuit of the course.
He remained In tha air for sixteen minutes
In si twenty-five mile wind, breaking the
speed record heretofore held by Tlssandler,
covering, ten kilometers In milnutea, Ur
Of the others entered In the trials,
Blerlot was only able to cover a sufficient
distance to qualify, thus leaving the com
mittee to select tha remaining representa
tive from the best achievements in the
Threo-Lau Speed Coateat.
The rain and wind prevented any at
'A tempt In the two other events on today's
program a speed contest of three laps,
and a lap contest, for which any round
counts until shortly before dark. Then
suddenly the rain ceased and the wind fell
to a dead calm. The sky pilots soon
were busy in getting their machines out
of the shed and the air bussed with the
hum of motor exhausts. Latham was first
away, ascending high from the start. He
passed the cheering tribunes at a height
of 150 feet, and the oration which ha re
, ' ctvd . waa .all .tha hMsrtlcr for his plucky.
-though unsuccessful attempt to cross the
English channel. LAmbert, Bonier, Cock
burn, Delagrange and Feurnler followed
In quick succession, and as Latham was
completing the first round, now at a
height of MO feet, six aeroplanes, like
huge gulls, were hovering over the field.
Fournler was first down, falling head on
into a haystack as Lambert swept around
Into the second lap, hla machine seeming
to cut into a brilliant rainbow which 11
lumlnated the sky. Round and round the
aeroplanes circled, disappearing into the
distance, only to reappear along the courae.
Air Fall of BlaT Birds.
Meanwhile Lefebvre started afresh, and
was followed by Leblanc, Bunau-Varilla,
( Tlssandler, Ferber, Blerlot and Paulham,
1 until the air seemed filled with mammoth
" bit da.
Latham came down after finishing the
second round, the others gradually dropping
out until only three Wright machines re
mained aloft. Lambert captured four and
Lefebvre and Tlssandler three circles each.
Lefebvre concluded with a thrilling demon
stratlon of the maneuvering capacity of
his maohlne. circling around the starting
point, cutting several figure eights and
swooping down over the people In front of
the tribunes, Lambert finishing at the
same time. During this exhibition Lambert
and Lefebvre passed each other twice and
gave other evidences of control over their
machines. The Wright aeroplanes alone
completed the required three rounds, time
being an follows:
Tlssandler. 28 minutes 59 seconds: Lam
bert, 29 minutes I seconds.
The other machines made records only
la the speed lap contest. Bommer covering
the dlstano In 11 cmlnutea, 24 seconds,
Lambert. 9 minutes 22 seconds; Paulham,
10 minutes 60 seconds; Tlssandler, 9 min
utes 2t seconds; Bunau Varllla, 11 minutes
56 seconds; Latham, minutes, 47 seconds
and Cockburn, 11 minutes M seconds.
Cartlsa Does Net Compete.
Thar was great disappointment among
the Americans at the failure of Olenn
J I. Curtlas to appear, but he explained that
f he has only on maohlne and cannot af
ford to take chances of a mishap, lie Is
reserving himself, he says, for the Gordon
Bennett cup which he wants to take back
to America, Curtlss is the favorite for
that event, aa the experts believe he has
the best chance if he can go the dis
tance. Mot single accident marred the day
and the crowds returned to Rhelma en
thusiastic aver the new sport and the
future of the aeroplane. All the principal
automobile manufacturers have repre
sentatives here watching the contests
with a view CT embarking In the manu
facture of motors. Lieutenant Commander
v F. L. Cbepln, American naval attache, U
r here having received cable Instructions
from the navy department to attend the
contests and report back to the depart
ment. Most of these other foreign mili
tary attaches at Paris also are present
and tomorrow a general French and Eng
lish mission, which has been attending
he manoeuvres at Chalons will be here.
President Farrleres and the members of
his cabinet, together with many other
notables, are expected to witness some of
tha contesta Tonight the city of Rhelms
&ve a grand concert and ball In honor
of tha visitors.
Baa-la strike Trolley Tar.
PITTSBURG, Aug. 2S Trying to save
his wife and year-oM child, W. C. Caesber,
of Corapolla, Pa., was crushed to death
today when a switching engine of the
Carnegie bteel company at Neville Island
overturned a trolley car laden with Sunday
pleasure skers. Mr. towiro nm oi
Youngatown, was also seriously Injured
In Ui araaiw
John Campbell, Auto Victim, Diei
Sunday Morning of Injuries
Burned Car is C. W. Martin'i.
the death of John Campbell, re-
, j rom InJ
uriea suffered when he was
lOVn DT an buiuiijuuuv miiu me
p. fti''f total destruction by fire of
Cha, vtln's Stoddard-Dayton tour
ing c. '', was taken by Joy riders
without .sent of the owner, the auto
scare doe. .dt seem to have entirely sub
sided. Campbell died at 7 o'clock Sunday morn
ing at the Omaha General hospital from a
skull fracture and Internal Injuries re
ceived when the Liggett machine ran him
down. A post mortem examination and
Inquest will be held, the latter to take
place this morning at 10 o'clock. Guy Lig
gett who was driving the car which struck
Campbell is at liberty on bond pending
the verdict. He says the matter was ac
cidental and unavoidable.
Campbell had Just alighted from a street
car when the machine, approaching from
behind, struck him. He was acarpenter
and Is survived by his parents and a sla
ter living in Omaha and a brother and sis
ter living In St. Paul. The latter are on
their way here to attend the funeral.
which ha not been arranged yet. Burial
will be In Omaha. Campbell was unmar
ried and 33 year of age. He lived at 2506
north Fifteenth street.
Charles W. Martin, 1619 Spencor street,
who owned the other automobile that broke
Into prominence Saturday night by being
burned, i a member of the firm of Hast
ings A Heyden. He had left the car
near Sixteenth and Jackson streets to al
low a repairer to fix a punctured tire.
When he returned a few minutes after
ward, the car was gone. Nothing more
was heard of it until the next day, when
the burned machine was identified as his.
Who the driver was in not known, but
detectives are working on the case and
expect ti make arrests shortly. They are
certain that the person who took the mach
ine was familiar with automobiles and pro
bably went out for a Joy ride.
Martin declare h will prosecute the
guilty party to the limit. He will offer a
reward for his apprehension.
Financier Has Ifot Left His Suite
Since He Embarked at
ON BOARD STEAMER KAISER WIL
HELM II, Aug. 22. (Wireless, Via Cape
Race.) E. H. Harriman ha remained In
hla suite of rooms ever since he embarked
at Cherbourg, on August 18. homeward
bound after treatment at Bad,Oasteln. His
last wish as he left France 'My . only
not e Is that the royage-rltt- tie1 as " eaa
as that coming over" has not been real
ized. The weather has been so rough and
disagreeable that a stronger man might
prefer to remain Indoors.
Nevertheless, Mr. Harriman shows need
of the "after cure," which it is understood
he will take at Arden, his country place,
as soon as he lands. His movements,
though not enfeebled, are those of fatigue;
he Is pale and has the appearance of hav
ing recently lost weight. All foods served
to him in his suite are carefully prepared
in advance under orders from his phys
ician. Dr. Lyle.
NO CLUE T0D0UBLE MURDER
Body of Woman and Child Found
Near Granite City Still
GRANITE CITY, 111., Aug. 22.-Although
hundreds ot persons oday viewed .he
bodies of the woman and. child who were
murdered near here yesterday, none were
able to Identify them. The Hungarian
prayer book found near the woman Is the
only clue at hand and the local author
ities have asked Chicago police to try to
trace the purchaser of the book by means
of the sale stamp on the fly leaf. The
book was bought at 36 Canalport avenue,
Chicago, according to this stamp.
Storm at Grand Island.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Aug. 22. (Spe
cial.) During an electrical storm last night
lightning struck the spire of the First
Baptist church. A tongue of flame was
Immediately seen shooting out from be
neath the turret. The fire department was
called and quickly extinguished the blase.
Most ot the damage, estimated at about
3200, waa done by the lightning. The In
terior of the church waa not damaged.
Several small showers fell during the
storm, but net enough materially to re
lieve' the drouth situation. Growers esti
mate the corn ha now been damaged
fully 25 per cent.
Mexican Officials Have
No Fear of Revolution
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22.-'There has
never been any fear of a revolution In
Mexico," declares Senor Marlscal, Mexican
minister of foreign affairs, In a dispatch
received at the Mexican embassy this
The Mexican ambassador, Senor De La
Barra. as he handed the dispatch to an
Associated Press representative, said that
he felt that It ought to dispose of the
rumors which had been current of late
indicating the probability of an uprising
In Mexico aa a result of the approaching
presidential campaign. The ambassador
declared that the whole country will firmly
sustain the candidacy of Diss for the
presidency for the next electoral term and
that the patriotism of the people was such
that they would not brook any Interrup
tion to the era of progress on which
Mexico had entered.
Becaua of his position, Senor De La
Barra said he did not feel at liberty to
enter Into a discussion of the merits and
qualifications of the Mexican cttitens
whose names had been mentioned as candi
dates for the vlo presidency, whose cam
paign for that office appears to fee really
paramount to that of the presidency, be
FIVE DEAD IN MOT
Strikers Attack Gates of Stockade
Around Pressed Steel
OFFICERS USE THEIR MACES
Bullet from Crowd Kills Deputy
FIRIJTG BECOMES GENERAL
More Than Score Wounded, Ten of
WHOLESALE ARRESTS MADE
Riot Follow a Comparatively Quiet
Day and Come Without Win.
imm Wo ma a Shot
PITTSBURG, Pa, Aug. 22,-One state
trooper, one deputy sheriff and three for
eigners were shot and killed tonight In a
wild riot at the Pressed Steel Car plant In
Schwnvllle, whos employes are now on
strike. At least a score of persons were
seriously wounded, ten fatally. The riot
ing followed a day of quiet and broke
without warning. '
At midnight the following partial list of
dead and Injured waa made up from re
ports from the morgue, hospital and sev
eral physicians' offices:
JOHN L. WILLIAMS, state trooper.
HARRY EXLER, deputy sheriff.
JOHN C. SMITH, state trooper.
Ll'CEELAN JONES, state trooper,
George Kitch and John O'Donnell, state
troopers, were seriously injured and one
woman waa shot In the neck. '
Over a score of persons received more or
less serious Injuries.
Manx Arrests Are Made.
While the riot lasted, mounted state
troopers galloped Indiscriminately through
the streets with riot maces drawn, crack
ing the heads of all persons loitering In
the vicinity of the mill. Deputy sheriffs
and troopers broke in the doors of houses,
suspected of being the retreat of the
strikers, and wholesale arrests were made,
From 9:30 to 11:30 scores of persons were
arrested and placet! In box car Jails in
the mill yards.
During the early stages of the rioting
women were conspicuous. Some of them
were armed and others effectively used
clubs and stones. These women, all for
eigners, insane with rage, wera mainly re
sponsible for inciting the men to extreme
Attack t Stockade.
Shortly before 9:30 o'clock tonight a mob
of men gathered about the Schoenvllle
entrance to the Pressed Steel Car works
and without warning made a concerted
Attack upoa the big- swinging rates of the
stockade. The attack was resisted by
state troopers and deputy sheriffs, who
used riot maces. In the melee Harry
Exler, a deputy sheriff, aged 60 years,
was shot and Instantly killed bya bullet
fired, it Is said, by an alleged strike sym
In an effort to arrest the man picked
out of the crowd as the one who did the
shooting, State Trooper Smith was In
stantly killed by a revolver bullet. Two
other troopers -on foot were also shot,
falling into the arma of their comrades.
For the first time since the Inception
of the strike the state troopers, tonight
opened volley . fire on the mob. Six
strikers fell at the first round. The mem
bers of the mob then opened fire with
rifles. Two mounted troopers dropped
from their horses fatally shot. They were
taken to the Ohio Valley hospital in a
Rioter Attack Ambulance.
As an ambulance made Its way from the
car plant to the hospital carrying wounded
troopers the vehicle was attacked and the
driver forced to flee for his life. The
frightened team of horses attached to the
ambulance plunged wildly In and about
the crowd. Two men were trampled un
der the horses' hoofs. The ambulance was
finally driven to the hospital by a detach
ment" of troopers.
Sheriff Gumbert, at the county Jail,
called for fifty men to serve as deputies
at the strike zone at 10:30. At 11 o'clock
the sheriff started In ati automobile for.
the scene of the rioting. He took 'with
him ten riot guns and two boxes of riot
The county morgue has sent for the
bodies of the dead troopera and deputy
Fatally Kicked by Horse.
SYRACUSE, Neb., Aug. 22. (Special.)
Asa Masters, a farmer aged about SO
years, living one mile south of town, was
kicked In the stomach Saturday by one
of his horses. He is not expected to live.
cause of the possibility of a succession to
the latter office. In event of President
When asked for his views on the situa
tion, Senor De La Barra consented to ex
p.aiu In a general way why. In his opinion,
there was no danger of a revolutionary
movement. He said the sentiment of the
people waa opposed to such a step. The
actual conditions, he said, had been very
much exaggerated. Diaz, he continued,
would be supported In his candidacy be
cause of his honest, patriotic and wise
administration of the presidency, which
had gained for him the respect of the
people both at heme and abroad. The
political agitation oer the vice presidency
would not, by any means, produce any
disturbance in the public p.-ace of the
country, he said.
Reports that the conflicts appearing at
Guadalajara and other places were symp
toms of a coming revolution, said the am
bassador, are without foundation. Those
conflicts are simply political manifesta
tions Incidental to any campaign, he said.
He nor De La Barra said that In the con
flicts referred to there had been neither
lues of Ufa nor damage to property.
From the Washington Star.
FIGHT FOR INCUBATOR BABY
Stella Barclay and John Gentry
Charged with Kidnaping.
HABEAS CORPUS FOR LITTLE GIRL
HeM-fna; Will Come Cp In Kansas
City Wednesday Another Chargre
to Be Mad Airalamt the
TOPEKA, Kan.. Aug. a. Officials here
today began their campaign to secure
possession of Mrs. Stella Barclay and John
Gentry, charged with kidnaping Marian
Bleakler, tho lncubnTtbby, here, yester
day, and. now under irrest in -Kansas City.
Sheriff Norton went to Jefferson City
with a requisition on Governor Hartley
asking the return of the two' to Topeka
to be tried on the kidnaping charge.
There la some doubt that the requisition
wilt be honored, on account of the child
having been awarded to Mrs. Barclay by
the Missouri courts. It waa regarded as
possible that Governor Hadley might de
cide to await court action regarding
custody of the child before allowing
prisoners to leave Missouri.
In order to obtain possession of
prisoners if Missouri refuses to give them
up on the kidnaping chaige, Chief of Police
Eaton has secured warrants against Mrs.
Barclay and Gentry accusing them of
assault with attempt to kill. This charge
results from the attack on Clarence Belk
nap at the Bleakley home during the kid
naping. If Sheriff Norton falls in his
mission Chief Eaton will leave at once' for
Jefferson City and try to obtain possession
of the two on the second charge.
Mrs. Bleakley, mother of the child, and
Mrs. Ora Thompson, grandmother, went to
Kansas City today to aid in the fight for
possession of little Marian.
Habeas Corpus for Baby.
KANSAS CITY, Aug. 22.-Baby Marian
Bleakley will remain in charge of the
Kansas City police until Wednesday when
the case will be held In the Jackson
county circuit court
; Topeka officials waited here most of
the day for requisition papers from Jeffer
son City. These were signed at 3 o'clock
this afternoon and started to Kansas City.
Meanwhile, to prevent the Kansas officers
taking charge of them when the papers
should arrive, Mrs. Barclay and Gentry se
cured a writ of hobeas corpus from Judge
Porterfield. The order provides that In
spector Boyle shall bring the baby and
the prisoners into court Wednesday after
noon. In the Interval, the police will look
after the child and a detective will be in
constant attendance. During the after
noon it was a race between the attorneys
for the prisoners and the Kansas police
to arrive at headquarters first with offi
cial documents to secure control of the
baby and prisoners.
"I am very well satisfied with your Mis
souri laws," remarked Mrs. Barclay In a
cell In the matron's rooms.
"I have spent $12,000 In what has so far
been a futile attempt to gain possession
(Continued on Third Page.)
Thp man who
doesn't want your
trade enough to ask
to hold it.
Advertising lg an Invitation to you
to buy from the advertisers. You
will find It pays to buy exclusively
from advertisers. These are the
firms who sell the most goods and
at the closest prices.
Under, the head of " An
nouncements ,r are half a hun
dred small ads that are of
interest to buyers. Read them.
Have you read tha want ads ret,
Second Wedding for
New Ceremony Required to Make
Marriage Regular, According
to Church Law.
MITCHELL, S. D., Aug. 22. (Special.)
For the purpose of further solemnizing the
wedding vows assumed two years ago In
Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wyatt
were remarried In the Catholic church this
morning, the second ceremony being per
formed by Father Shea. Nearly three
years ago Mrs. Wyatt was Louise Brady
and had been reared in a convent in Minne
apolis, her parents having died when she
was quite young. . . She m.e,t . Wjatt j and
eventually fell In love with him, but when
she wanted to marry him her guardian op
posed the match on the ground that Wyatt
was a Baptist and the girl was a Catholic.
She consented to elope with Wyatt and
they were married and went to Aberdeen,
coming to Mitchell a short time ago. Mrs.
Wyatt had some money coming from her
father's estate and her guardian declined
to send It to her, never having forgiven
her marriage with the Baptist. A few
weeks ago Wyatt consented to take the
vows of the Catholic church and a .week
ago he was baptized by the local priest.
The supposition Is that th xioney will now
be forthcoming. Wyatt declares that he Is
of noble birth, notwithstanding he is a
colored man. His grandfather Is said to
be Sir Robert Wyatt of England. Wyatt's
father married a Madagascar woman and,
notwithstanding he bears a dark skin,
young Wyatt says that he has two sisters
who are perfectly white.
to Be Discharged
Burlington Railroad Has Evidence
Implicating Other Employes in
WYMORE, Neb., Aug. 22. Following the
discharges at this place yesterday of
thirteen trainmen in the employ of the
Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy railroad on
charges of persistent rifling of freight
cars, comes the statement this evening
that further discharges are to be made
and that sufficient evidence has been se
cured against twelve or fifteen other men
to warrant their discharge. The thefts, It
Is claimed, have been going for several
months and the men accused embrace most
of the departments of the train-moving
crews, some of , them for yeras in the
service of the company.
"Mr. Harriman is Far
From Being a Sick Man
NEW YORK, Aug. 22. -Charles Tegethoff,
confidential secretary to E. H. Harriman,
outlined today the plans mude for Mi.
Harrlman's reception on his home-coming
to this port. "-
"Mr. Harriman Is one of the most demo
cratic men I know," said Mr. Tegethoff,
"and he has no desire to evade the pub
lic. It will be his desire to land as a pri
vate citizen might. One of the tugs of the
Southern Pacific fleet will meet the Kaiser
Wllhelm II In the lower harbor and take
Mr. Harriman without demonstration to the
Erie railroad station, where, unless his
plans are changed, he will meet reporters
and they can Judge of his condition for
themselves. The talk of his being met at
Bea by a private yacht and hurried to his
home at Ardt n under such clove guard as
surrounds a rzur Is bosh.
"How long Mr. Harriman will remain at
Arden probably not he himself knows. It
may be for a week, a month, or longer.
That must depend upon his health. Mr.
Harriman la far from being a sick man.
Our advices from him Is that he la greatly
Improved, and with reasonable care there
can be no doubt thut he has many years
of usefulness and activity ahead of him.
"Ills going to Arden is not because he ia
ill, but because he wishes to complete hla
cure. As to so-called champagne baths and;
TEL JED SOKOL TEAM READY
Bohemian Turners Start to Chicago
DAHLMAN ADDRESSES ATHLETES
Mayor Tell Them How to Win and
Expresses Wish that Couutry . Had
More Men Like
"The most necessary thing for the boy
or the girl In this country or any other
country Is development of the hody. The
body must be developed first and then
the ..tnlnd, LIttak strong- body and a
strong constitution to make the mind. With
all three a strong body, a strong constitu
tion and a strong mind you can go out In
the world and grapple with th affairs of
men and win."
Mayor James C. Pah 1 man in this way
complimented the Bohemian athletes be
longing to the Tel Jed Sokol society after
they had gone through their exhibition
drills at the society's club house on South
Thirteenth street Sunday afternoon. Nearly
1,000 people witnessed the exhibition which
was given to secure funds to partially de
fray the expenses of the, teams which go
to Chicago this week to participate in
the world turner tournament.
"You, my friends, are doing a good
work," continued the mayor, "and I wish
that some of our law makers could be
made to go through these exercises ot
yours. We have too many of these white
livered, dyspeptic fellows who could not
turn a somersault to save their lives,
writing laws to govern you strong limbed
Prior to the addres by me mayor, Joe
Mlk spoke In Bohemian. Gymnastlo ex
ercises wore given by the team of six
young men and the team of six young
women which will represent Omaha in
Chicago, and by larger teams composed
of younger girls and small boys. The men
gave a drill with base ball bats and went
through exercises on turning poles, vault
Ing horses and parallel bars. The young
women gave a drill with Indian clubs.
The little, girls gave a drill with reed
batons and the little boys turned somer
saults. The Omaha turner teams leave Wednes
day night' for Chicago. The world tour
nament to begin the next day and to con
tinue four days. The main team Is com
posed of Frank J. and John Riha, Peter
Pecka, Rudolph Zekmund, Frank Krecek
and Anton Trecka. The team of young
women Is made up of the Mlsxes LUUe
Ulovec, Emma Vltous, Mamie and TUlle
(Continued on Third Page.)
all that I don't know anything more about
them than I have read in the newspapers;
but from what I know of Mr. Harriman he
won't have much time to pay attention to
fussy wrinkles. He will Just live a quiet,
tane life and nature will do Uie rest"
Asked as to the possibility of Mr. Harrl
man's transacting his business for the
future at Arden and having the board meet
ing of the Union and Southern Pacific di
rectors, which are scheduled for Tuesday,
held there, Mr. Tegethoff said:
"They have managed to get along pretty
well without him on other ocvnvtons."
After Mr. Harriman has completed his
period of rest at Arden It is expected by
hla friends that he will take up his activi
ties again where be left mem orf before
"Whatever anybody may say of Mr.
Harriman," said his secretary today, "no
body who knows him ever accused him of
being a quitter. He Is a man who feels
most deeply his moral obligations to those
who are dependent upon him. It might be
his own desire to retire from activities and
devot th remainder of his life to the easy
existence of the country gentleman, but
so long as the Interest of others hinge
upon his remaining at the helm, there he
will be found, even If It kills.
"That's tha kind of a man Edward H.
Harriman is. i
Heart of Business Portion of City in
Central Illinois is De
Supply Shut Off from Residence For
tion Sunday Afternoon.
HOTEL GUESTS PANIC-STRICXES
Fire in Engine Room of Decatur
House Causes Excitement.
LIST OF BUILDINGS BURNEI
Blase Start In 8lm-tory Modern
structure of Moorehouse Wells,
One of the Show Places
of th Town.
DECATUR, 111.. Aug. 22-The flro whlcr
started at 1 o'clock this morning in th
Moorehouse Wells hardware store on
East Main street was net under control
till 4 o'clock this afternoon. The loss 1
estimated at 11.000.000. with Insuranco sbout
80 per cent of that amount.
Following the fire, the worst In the his.
tory of the city, Decatur faced a watel
famine. It became necessary this after"
noon to shut off the residence district, tht
supply of water In the reservoir being
down to seven feet. An effort Is being
made to refill the reservoir by morning It
During the fire a blase was discover
In the engine room of th Decatur hote
half a block west of th district that wat
being destroyed. There was a panic among
the guests, but prompt work by hotel em
ployes resulted In extinguishing th flame
In the hotel.
Springfield sent an engln and fire ere
under the direction of Assistant Chlet
Cullen and this gave the city four engines.
The department was crippled by falling
walls covering several hundred feet of bat.
Among the buildings, together with their
stocks of goods, destroyed were:
Moorehouse A Wells Hardware company!
Henry Baohrach, clothing: City book store!
Danzelsen's mest market; Union PaclfK
Tea company; Brlnkmeyer building; Rogert
& Clark shoe store; F. H. Sole shoe store)
Shade Lokey shoe store; Frank Curtis,
Jewelry store; Young's clothing store; P.
Augustine, optical store.
Buildings partly destroyed include E. W.
Armstrong, drug store; G. W. Harris, hat
store; Post Jewelry store; Elwood A Hahd
lln, clothing; Chodat book store; Ralph
Young shoe store. These buildings face
on East Main street. Merchant street and
Water street, and are In the very heart ot
the business district.
Moorehouse U Welts, in which building
the -nte itatted:..k occupied a modern six
story building, which was one of the show
places of the city. Their loss Is estimate
tonight at $300,000. Other losses range from
110,000 to 170,000. but It Is Impossible to get
accurate figures tonight. Special police
measures have been taken for the protec
tion of the city. The work of rebuilding
the burned district will start Just as quick
as the ruins cool sufficiently to permit men
to remove the debris.
The only person Injured during the fire
was Robert Lunsford, driver of hook and
ladder truck No. 3. He was struck by a
falling plate glass window at the City book
store and badly cut.
CONFLAGRATION IX MONTEREY
Destruction of Wholesale Housea
Cause Loss of Million and Half.
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 22.-Flre last night
destroyed property in the business center
of Monterey to the value of about $1,600.
000. The whole business section of tha
city was threatened, but escaped destruc
tion largely because there was no wind.
The fire started In the establishment
owned by the son-in-law of General Trev
Ino, commander of the Monterey military
zone, and the opponent of General Reyes,
and It was first thought that It was tha
work of political malcontents, but Investi
gation showed that It was due to defective
wires used for lighting purposes.
The loss falls mostly on the firms of
Bremen & company and e Sanford oc
company and Is divided as follows:
Edo Bremen A company, 400,O90. r,s
buildings, $800,000. J
3. B. Sanford and company, $400,000.
Puerto De Liverpool, $160,000..
Other concerns In the bf
Telegraph service out of -Mewtercy wa
entirely cut off by the burningr of th
poles, but the federal company 4vas able
to re-establish communication1 again today.
FIVE SONS IN 'MINISTRY
Mitchell Woman Hold Tn(n ' Re
union with Son from' Ne. "
braaka and Iowa.
MITCHELL. S. D., Aug. 22.-(n5cUtl.)
Mrs. Lorena McVey of II onsen, TX',1 has
Just held a notable family reunion, when
her ten stalwart sons, two' daughters,
twenty-eight grandchildren and on great
grandchild were gathered under her hos
pitable roof. Of the t'-n sons five of them
are preachers and are located at Swanton,
Neb.; Fullerton, Neb ; Lincoln, Neb.; Web
ster City, Ia., and another at Lincoln, Neb.
All the sons have reached mature manhood
and are engaged In the active affairs of
life. At h fa-nllj- reunion tho fivo preach
ers had arranged to conduct a revival
meeting and hired a tent In which to hold
It, but a severe storm arose and the Idea
had to be given up. Mrs. McVey la a well
preserved woman for her advanced years
and was one of th most active at the
reunion. Her husband died a few years
ago and her son, Levi, conducts th fine
farm on which they have lived since tak
ing It from the government over forty
TWO GIRLS AND BOY DROWNED
Skiff Containing Four Person Over
turned In St. Crota
STILLWATER, Minn., Aug. 22. Miss
Hilda Peterson, aged 20 years; Louis
Wendell, aged 18, both of Lakeland, aiid
Miss Slgrla Peterson of Moose Lake, a
cousin of Hilda Peterson, were drowned
last night In the St Croix river by tha
overturning of a skiff In a storm. Harry
Staberg saved his life by cllnginf to lL
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