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    The Omaha Daily
For Nobrnska Fair and wnrnior.
For Iowa Fair nnd warmer.
For weather report pro pane -.
Damajinj Testimony Given by Drug
. gist, Who Says Colonel Swope'i
Meclizine V'as Harmless.
German Aerial
Cruiser Wrecked
During High Wind
Zeppelin II is Torn from Moorings
Near Limburg and Dropped Into
Trees Near Weilburg.
Governor of New York Appointed to
High Bench, Succeeding
Justice Brewer.
Early Grains and Fruit Trees Suffer
Harm from Freezing Weather
in Mary States.
Drug Was o! Insufficient Quantity
to Causa Death, He Says.
IThecry Docs Not Explain Presence
of Poison in Body.
loan Yn uinn Tell Story of Attack
of Typhoid, the Treatment from
Dr. Hyde and Convulsion
tent Followed.
KANSAS CI TV. Mo., April 15 There
frax nothing harmful about the strychnine
tnl(5 which Colonel Swope wai accustomed
' to taking, testified O. H. Gentry, an In
dependence druggist, In the Hyde murder
trial today. This druggist filled the pre
scription fur James Moss Hunton for many
years. Hunton Induced Colonel Swops to
take the medicine.
"Tlil.s, ald Mr. Gentry, la a general one
for building up the system and adding red
corpuscles to the blood. It contains a
small amount of strychnine, but Is harm
less." A he talked he held In hi hand a slx
ounc vlal of the medicine. Proof that he
liuJ faith In IiIh own goods was not lack
ing, for, occasionally, he uncoiked the bot
tle and took a drink of the contents.
Hard Blow for Defense.
Besides compounding the tonic, Mr.
Gentry isald he gold Mr. Hunton many
other kinds of medicine which went into
the Swope house. None of them contained
cyanide of potassium or other poison in
dangerous quantities, he said. Dr. Hyde
wrote some of these prescriptions. On .De
cember 9, however, said the druggist, he
sold to some member of the Swope family
two tubes of hypodermic strychnine.
The testimony of Mr. Gentry was gener
ally conceded to be a hard blow to the de
fense. By proving the colonel's habit of
taking the tunic, the defense expected to
explain the alleged presence of strychnine
in the body.
Dr.' Hyde faced the first of his alleged
victims shortly before noon today, when
Miss Margaret Swope took the stand.
The physician Is Indicted on three counts,
charging bin) with poisoning her.
No witness that has been before the Jury
hua Interested Dr. Hyde and his wife so
much as this girl. Both followed the wit
ness closely and watched her carefully.
The testimony of Miss Swope this morn'
Ing was uninteresting In the main. She bad
just begun to discuss her illness when court
adjourned for the jaoon recess.
" illlw Sltoiif "im Stand,
Margaret Swope was slow In reaching the
court room this afternoon, and as a result
the trial was somewhat delayed In getting
Entering the. court room, the girl walked
near to her sister. Mrs. Hyde, and looked
at her. Many thought the two would speak,
as the younger girl gazed longlnvly at her
sister, but Mrs. Hyde only bit her Hp and
stared straight ahead.
Miss (''wops said Dr. Hyde was the first
physician to diagnose her illness as typhoid
fever. The stale attempted to show that
this dlago!s differed from that made by
Dr. G. T. Twyman, but the court would not
permit the witness to testify as to this
phase of the case.
The witness then told of the giving of the
hypodermic Injection to her by Dr. Hyde.
"It was almost dark In the room," she
said In a low and faltering voice. "There
was but one light burning dimly. My
surge wan out..
"Dr. Hyde came Into my room, and, com
ing to my bedside, said he was going to
give me a hypodermic.
"He took my arm and rolled up my
"I drew away as soon as the needle en
tared my arm. He gave me the Injection
ind then left the room."
"Did he feel your pulse before he gave
you the hypodermic?" was askea.
"No," she answered.
'Did he turn up the light before he gave
you the hypodermic?""
"He did not,"
Island Greets Army Officer with
Marked Knthnalaam Visit
la Brief.
HAVANA, April 25.-Of greater interest
to the people of Cuba than any event In
the Island in many months was the recent
brief visit of Major General Leonard Wood.
The arrival of tha former governor gen
eral was hailed with enthusiasm and It
was evident his popularity had waned
but little.
It was noticeable, however, that the
warmth of General Wood's reception was
much mora marked on the part of the
higher elements of society, represented by
former members of and sympathisers with
the old moderate party of President Palma,
than by adherents of the present dominant
liberal party.
, - )
Albert Wolter Jolas with Prisoners
and Knows o Fear of
' Electric Chair.
lEW YORK. April -Albert Wolter,
convicted of the murder of Ruth Wheeler.
Joined vigorously with his fellow prisoners
of the Tomb today In singing hymns. No
ns called to see him but he was cheerful
all day and au three hearty meal. The
warden said hi appetite improves al! the
time. He l.3m not to dread sentencing
Ian Who Sawed Way Out of Slons
Falls Prison t'antared at
St. Joaeua, Mo.
8T. JOSEPH, Mo.. April 25j-EImer Voght
Who confessed that he I wanted at Sioux
Fall. 8. P., on a charge of pitoff:ce
robbery, was arrested here la?t night and la
held for the couth Dakota authorities,
Voght admits that he sawed his way out of
u mt GIa,) Fella fcMVArill 1. AU a
UMBl'RO - AN - PER - UHN, Prussia,
April 25. Zeppelin II, one of three
dirigible balloons of tho German govern
ment's aerial fleet, ran away today and
was destroyed.
The airship, which was forced to descend
here, last night, owing to a storm encoun
tered while attempting a return trip from
Homburg to Cologne, broke her moorings
and without a crew drifted in a northeast
erly direction. A half hour after Its es
cape tb- rlglble dropped at Weilburg and
was ' 1 to nieces.
Of ' lee aerial cruisers that made
the hi 1 flight from Cologne only the
Parsed o " rned to Cologne under Its
own po ,
The G t was sent home by train.
Zeppelin 4 -ted out bravely yesterday
morning,' "J ts forced to descend here
later. Ti -J. .
The mill i qulsltloned at adjacent
i iiiiii w u im viiuit-u ml nujtivriii
sons s k d only with great diffl
in hole j, "Ls machine on the ground
cuuy in mm
during the tftormy night. At noon today
the gas bags were filled and the Journey
to Cologne was about to be resumed when
a sudden squall tore the dirlglbe from Its
moorings, tossed It about in the air for
thirty minutes and then dropped It with a
bang that put an end to the monster's
WEILBURG, April 26. The runaway
Zepplln II descending here struck a clump
of trees and parted at the middle. It lies
Indeed among the trees at the side of a
cliff. The aluminum frame was demolished
and most of the gas escaped from the
bags. No one was injured.
LONDON, April 25. An aerial derby from
London to Manchester Is In prospect for
Wednesday. Both Graham White, who
failed In his attempt last week, and Louis
Paulhan, the French aviator, who arrived
here last night, are planning to start for
the SiiO.OOO prize that morning.
Paulhan gave official notice to the Aero
club today of his intention to attempt the
186-mile flight Wedneeday, weather permit
ting. Whlte'B machine will be completed
In time to permit him to ascend at the
same time with the Frenchman.
Paulhan contemplates a continuous flight,
though, according to the rules of the con
tost, two stops are allowed. Both men
will use Farman biplanes. I
Misfortune continues to dog the airships
of the British army. The one which re
cently made so successful trial flights was
caught by a gust of wind at Farnburough
when It was - taken out of Its shed this
afternoon, and turned turtle. The gas bags
were torn' to shreds and the framework
' )
Three Women "
Burn to Death
at Meadow, S. D.
Hotel Destroyed by Firn at Little
Inland Town Saturday Two Men
Have Narrow Escapes.
MITCHELL, S. D., April 2r!. (Special
Telegram.) Information was received here
this morning of a bad fire which occurred
Saturday afternoon at Meadow, a small In
land town forty miles south of Lemmon.
A hotel caught fire at 8 o clock in the
morning and the building nearly consumed
before any of the Inmates were awakened.
Mrs. Miller, owner of the hotel, and her
daughter, and another woman were burned
to death. So quickly did tho structure
burn there was no time for them to escape.
Frank Brown of Aberdeen and Cecil
Braught of this city made their escape
from the second story by breaking a win
dow and dropping to the ground. Braught
was burned on the hands and feet. A lum
ber yard and the First State bank were
also consumed.
Division Among
Indiana Democrats
Taggart's Scheme for State-Wide Pri
mary to Nominate Candidate for
Senator Meets Opposition.
INDIANAPOLIS, Aprlt rt. The proposi
tion of Thomas Taggart that If the demo
crats of Indiana elect ' their legislative
ticket this fall that a state-wide primary
election be held to choose a candidate for
United States senator did not meet today
with the approval of those who desire the
state convention on Wednesday and Thurs
day of this week to endorse a candidate for
the senate.
Governor Marshall said today:
"I shall expect the convention to settle
that question, as it should settle all other
questions that come up, to suit Itself and
not to please me or any one else. It Is up
to the convention."
Robber Tips Barber with
Own Money
What wa probubly the highest priced
shave ever administered by a barber wa3
that given to a highwayman by Bert
De Ruse, who operates a barber shop at
Fourteenth and Douglas streets. While
the highwayman stood before him with a
revolver thrust in tho barber's face, shortly
after midnight Monday moir.lng, De Ruse
collected 15 for the shave.
The fact that the tonsorinl achievement
In which both men had figured several
days before had been an excellent one. ac
cording to Mr. De Ruse, was responsible
for the payment of the $5. The barber's
account of the affair is that the bar.dlt
held him up, and, after securing It's in
tended victim's money, had recognised him
and recalled tha shave.
Mr. PeRuse wa returning from a late
' social gathering, when he suddenly was
j jrour. ht up short with a command and the
; sight of a Colt's revolver, at Seventeenth
and Davenport streets. The hold-up man
Executive to Continue State Duties
Until the Fall Term.
Tender of Office Made by Letter and
Acceptance Duly Received.
Lieutenant Governor . Fills Vacancy
Until November Election Gov
ernor Leaves Second Week
In October.
WASHINGTON, April 2Ti. Governor
Charles E Hughes of New York has ac
cepted tho appointment of Justice of the
supreme court of the United States to suc
ceed the late Justice David M. Brewer.
The following statement wu given out
at the White House:
"The president by letter of April 22 ten
dered the appointment to the supreme
bench to succeed Justice Brewer to Gov
ernor Charles Evans Hughes of New York.
By letter of April 24 Governor Hughes ac
cepted. "In the president's letter to Governor
Hughes he told him' that as the supreme
court would adjourn Its hearings this
week, the persons appointed would not be
called on to discharge any Judicial func
tion until the opening of the October term
on the second Monday In October and
that, therefore, If Governor Hughes could
accept he might continue to discharge his
duties as governor until his qualification
on the day of the opening of the court In
October next.
Chance In October.
"This was a material factor In Governor
Hughes' acceptance. Accordingly, if the
nomination Is confirmed, as there is every
reason to btlleve It will be. Governor
Hughes' qualification will not take place
until October."
ALBANY, N. Y., April 25.-Governor
Hughes v.11 enter upon the duties of
United States supreme court Justice the
second week In October next, according to
announcement made at the executive cham
ber late today. He will remain as governor
until that time.
Horace White, republican, Is lieutenant
governor of New York. He will succeed
Governor Hughes for the time intervening
between Uovernor Hughes' removal to
Washington and the November election. "
Ten-Cent Fare
to Council Bluffs
is Knocked Out
Judges Sanborn, Hook and Adams
' Hold Street Railway's Present
Charge is Legal. .
The Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Rail
way company may continue to charge 10
cents on its Intercley line and does not
have to grant transfers within Council
Bluffs and Omaha from that line.
That tho Interstate Commerce commis
sion cannot control the Omaha & Council
Bluffs street railway line between Council
Bluffs and Omaha is the decision an
nounced by Judge v. . born, .who
was in Omaha Monday. The decision is
signed by Judges Sanborn, William C. Hook
and Elmer C. Adams.
These Judges hold that the Interstate
Commerce commission has no Jurisdiction
over street railway companies because they
are not held to be commercial carriers in
the sense of carrying freight and paasen
gers. The decision also says that the com
pany may charge a 10-cent fare on its
bridge lino between the two cities and
that it does not have to grant transfers
from that line to the other lines running
in the two cities.
Senate Will Look
Into Third Degree
nnoni.iuiu.v, jpru 25. The senate.
committee on Judiciary voted today to con
duct a thorough examination into what is
known as "third degree" methods of ex.
tortlng confessions from persons charged
with crime; also the practice of employing
persons in the espionage of Jurors.
The decision to Include in the Inquiry the
practice or employing persons in the esplon
age of Jurors was prompted by disclosures
maae during the Investigation by the com
mlttee of charges against Robert T. Devlin
United States attorney for the northern
district of California, whose confirmation
for another term Is being held up In the
for Good Shave
searched the others pocket and found $7,
u ui ui iu silver aoiiar and a green
aii rignt, you can go now," the stranger
announceu, as he turned to depart. At that
moment however, he hesitated with an In
tent look Into the face of Mr. DeRuse,
"Hold on. he said. "Alnt you a barber?1
The barber admitted he waa such.
wen, say, tins alnt bad," remarked th
noia-up maji. toure trie fellow tha
thaved me the other day, and it waj thi
best shave I ever had." After a momen
more of meditation over this developmen
the man with the gun produced the stolen
money again. "Why, er, I'm ready to giv
you the best of it," ha said. "Need any
"Well, you can pass mswhat you think
that shave was worth." remarked Mr.
De Ruse.
At that tha bandit handed back tha $3
bill and hurried away
I W e-DdAC?. roA Y ii J ')
From, the Cleveland Leader.
Woman Charged with Dynamiting
Lived at Dea Moines.
Formerly Sweetheart of Jesse Quick
at Prairie City, Whose Home Was
Wrecked Woman and
Cenana Man.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, la,, April 25.-(Speclal Tel
egram.) It haa been discovered that Dr.
Mary Guthrie, the woman held in Jail at
Newton, charged with dynamiting a resi
dence, formerly lived in. Dea Moines where
she was known as Bertha Keyes, and that
he has been a frequent visitor to thl city
where she is known by that name. She Is
believed to have graduated from Drake col
lege. There seen. no doubt she was the
cause of the destruction of the home of
Jessie Quick near Prairie City, but -she
till denies complicity. The cause Is said
to have been Jealously and revenge, as she
waa a former aw eet heart of Dr. Hall, who
had married Quick's daughter. The damage
to the residence. wa4 serious and it Is re
garded as strange Vhat bo one was In
jured. . , .t,,.'nr ........ .
Mrs. Mary Andesaou of vtW!lty--wasro-
day held In 'bonds to. tne'grand Jury for
obstructing the work of the eensus enumer
ators by refusing to report the names of
lodgers In her hotel. She claims she had
given the enumerators all th information
she possessed as to her roomers. ..
Time and Place for Hearing; Will Be
Set by Circuit Court at May'
Session. "
WASHINGTON, April 23. The hearing
of the arguments In the government case
for the dissolution of the merger of the
Southern Pacific and Union Pacific rail
roads will take place probably about Oc
tober I. The selection of a definite date
end place will be made by the Judges of
the Eighth circuit at St. Paul In May. An
nouncement to that effect was made at the
Department of Justice this morning.
C. A. Severance has represented the gov
ernment In the case, which Is a proceeding
to dissolve the merger of the Southern Pa
cifio and Union Pacific railroads on the
ground that it was a violation of the Sher
man anti-trust act.
The positive announcement of the de
termination to fix a time for the hearing
of the case apparently disposes of reports
which have been reevaled frequently that
the government had decided to abandon the
proceedings against those two railroads.
The expectation Is that the arguments
will be heard at St. Paul.
Protest of Vatican Airalnat Hla Visit
to polrlnal to Take Form otr
Circular Note.
ROME, April 25. Albert, Prince of Mon
aco, arrived here today. The king sent his
own carriage to convey the prince to his
hotel. Soon after his arrival the prince vis
ited his majesty.
It is reported the protest of the Vatican
against the prince of Monaco's visit to the
king will take the form of a circular note
from Cardinal Merry Del Val, the papal
secretary of state, to the royal nundai,
instructing them to notify the. governments
to w-hlch they are accredited that the visit
of Albert to tho quirlnal must not be con
sidered as creating a precedent for other
Catholic rulers. -
If you lost your
job lost it honor
ably The Bee can
get you another.
Keep plugging.
Don't be discouraged.
As long as there's work,
there's want ads.
The Bee offers you a fine
list today, from which you
may select.
It will offer them every day.
Keep your eye on its col
umns. You will win out.
Douglas 238. .
Looking for a place to spend the summer.
First Prize v
Fight Ticket
For Roosevelt
It Will Be Made of Gold and Pre
sented to Former President on
Arrival at New York.
DENVER, April 25. The first tletet for
the fight between Jim Jeffries and Jack
John.on at San Francisco on July 4, will
be presented to Theodore Roosevelt on his
arrival In New York. This statement was
made by Jack Gleason, while in Denver
yesterday on his way to the coast. The
ticket will be made of solid gold and ap
propriately engraved.
BEN LOMOND, Cal., April 25. Little was
doing at Camp Jeffries today as the fighter
did not Indulge in either road or gymnasium
work, but contented himself with an hour
and a half of hard base ball practice, which
he seems to enjoy thoroughly.
NEW YORK, April 25. Wall street. In
large part, Is making its vacation plans
with Oakland, Cal., on July 4, as the prin
cipal stopping place. The "street" has the
fight fever to an unprecedented extent and
today it was roughly figured that of 1,000
reservations of berths for the Pacific coast
expected 4o-be made within-the next three
weeks -at laaal-a .hlrd would be taken by
men in the financial district, who plan to
see the Jeffrles-Johason battle.
Many clubs are arranging for special cars
to take delegations of their membership
west, while larger organlrations are plan
ning to charter whole trains to take big
parties to the scene of the big mill.
Bushel of Gold
in Collection Box
All Kinds of Gems and Valuable Rel
ics Given for Church
'. Debt.
NEW YORK. April 211 With the help of
an appraiser, Canon William Sheaf Chase
engaged today In the Interesting process or
examining a bushel of gold, gems and sil
verware, the proceeds of a unique collec
tion taken yeBterday at Christ Protestant
Episcopal church In Brooklyn.
The collection was taken to raise a fund
for paying off a debt on the rectory.
Ushers carried big baskets down the aisles
and into these the congreijaUon dropped
bits of precious metal in the shape of
Jewelry and coins, each article being
wrapped and sealed. A sale will be held
later, at which those who gave up cher
ished pieces of Jewelry will have an oppor
tunity to bid them back again.
The silverware and gold which cannot be
Bold will be disposed of at the assay office
and melted down.
One of the smallest packages dropped Into
the baskets accidentally became unsealed
and a $10 gold piece fell out.
Aimer Carlaen'a lloiljr Badly Muti
lated by Explosion of Gaao
llne Enarlne.
YANKTON, S. D., April 25.-(peclal Tele
gram.) Aimer Carlsen, a young farmer, was
Instantly killed Sunday by the explosion of
a gasoline engine, while pumping water for
stock. Mrs. Norman Nelson, his Bister,
found the body of her brother terribly
How Big is Omaha?
What Some People Think About It
K.S.M0 J. A. Hawser, David City
l;."f.7 C. B. Wilson, St. Paul. Minn.
lt,4:; Mrs. V. Casey. M2X ,S. 12
12.2ia Frank Cusey, 1j2 S. 12
IM.oHi F. V. Judsun, 11th und Howard
1M,4')1 E. 11. Ward, llih and Howard
HS.2;7 Robeit Benson, K. O.
151.:hj3 Jacob Burkhard, 11(12 S. 17
147.304 F. C. Rogers. Brown
Uh.i.'Xi C. I. Palm, SKI Burt
!.'!. 77 1 Chiintine Hansen, SilO H. 2'i
134,7iiS Thomua Dunlop, ZiHa Charles
14."i,U78...Mrs. Berne Barnes, 4uth and Dodge
l&i.MM ; I. H. iSiier, fit) S. 1
142.0T.5 J. Merchant, 2: N. 25
14.773 Mrs. Kma Burker. 3701 Hliernian
147. sM Cornelia Doll, 12 H. 11
144.3Z.1 Mis. A. E. Kulp, 2,14 N. 1:4
147. tJ0 Joseph Kulp, li'oi N. 24
III.-,. UUO J...G. J. Watson, K. i.i
135.m A. E. Kelp. 2514 N. a
142.(00 Mildred Watson, il' K 21
U,,() Mrs. C. WutH.jn. 2'1G S. 21
Hl.OtJ G. C. Halsey. 3.20 S. 2S
.172. ..Harriett I Hunter, liactsniouth
l,2ii Mary bourn-born, 12Til s. ji;
137,123 J. B. Bond, f,J3 S. :i
147. H.O F. W. Coleman, 1J12 S. 2
Hi. Goo Mrs. K. L. Dotiglil.v, Bachelor
laS.SM B. I. Barnes, 4)tli and Undue
1'i7.4;l'. W. H. Haywood, Gothcrihui g
iiw.321 M. Aikii), :nti s. r
l.M c.Ui Peter i:iangran. 61 N. 18
126.0OU J. R. Scott. H0.1 D'lulns
lt.OjO A. A. Kralitx, U N. 23
j The Census Man
Former President Attends Meeting of
the City Fathers.
Addrexs of Welcome by President of
Council la Complimentary Tribute
to American's Great Public
PARIS, Apni 25. Mr. Roosevelt was the
guest of the city of Paris today in the
magnificent Hotel De Vllle, or town hall,
which has played so conspicuous a part In
French history.
In honor of Mr. Roosevelt's visit tho
Hotel De Vllle wis decorated with Ameri
can and French flags. The former presi
dent, accompanied by American Ambassa
dor Bacon and M. Jusserand, French am
bassador at Washington, was received at
the entrance with great formality by M.
Carcn, president of the municipal council;
M. Deselves, prefect of .he Seine; M.
Lamque, president of the general council
of the Seine, and M. Leplne, prefect of
police. '- ' ''
By thesa h was conducted to the Salles
Des Deliberations, where he attended a
niton of the city fathers, after which he,
Sighed hla namo In the "Llvre De 'Or" and
mad a tour of the building.
An Immense crowd in the streets ac
claimed the former president as he entered
and left the building. From the Hotel' De
Vllle, Mr. Roosevelt went to the Carnavalet
museum, which contains the most Inter
esting documents of Paris relative to the
history of the city, and which were shown
by George S. Caen, the curator, who is the
author of a serins of works on "Old Paris."
Reception la Flattering.
Mr. Roosevelt's reception at the Hotel
Da Vllle was flattering. The vestibules
and grandstands had been decorated and
the guests escorted to the council chamber
through lines of uniformed republican
guards. As he entered the chamber he was
given an ovation from the floor and from
the galleries, which were crowded with
Among the prominent persons present
were Premier Briand and other members
of the cabinet, a representative of Presi
dent Fallleres and many members of Par
liament. The speeces of Mm. Caron,
Deselves, Lampue and Leplne were tributes
to Colonel Roosevelt.
In extending the formal welcome to tho
city M. Caron said that Mr. Roosevelt
loomed up to Paris as "what we call a
ronn being courageous; you have mastered
yourself by ruflection, because though pas
slonately loving a struggle, you love more
passionately conciliation and peace; be
cause you are a patriot, to whom your
country owes great achievements, and be
cause you represent the conviction that
the law of work Is the fundamental law
of being, a thought you have so brilliantly
developed In asseitlng that the man will
fully Idle and the woman willfully sterile
have no right plaoe In a healthy, robust
and vigorous community."
M. Leplne declared that the demonstra
tions made by the French people In honor
of Mr. Roosevelt showed that ho had
touched their hearts. "It Is a mistake,"
he said, "to believe that Paris Is skeptical
and frivolous. Benrath the ashes tho fire
burns and the soul of tho people is as full
of Idealism as In the most glorious days
of our history. Paris respects In "you the
great republic to which you belong and
(Continued on Second Page.)
12S.S24 M. L. Beckwith, 4Til2 N. 3C
l.lM Francis Keavey, 623 S. 13
13D.W0.... Jerry Ratterman, Jr., 2411 Capitol
104, HS2..
Harold Buss, Farnam
Daisy It. Porter. Holdrege
Lv.rv,"', (;' Fol-y. . O. WalHirom, 8. 2
C. L. Bub, Woodbine
Ed Evans, K. o
...,M. B. WllllimH, Shenandoah
Philip Nathan, Htato
iJ,"ru.nk.J- H,,8U. 'ome
A. Laurent, Elwood
Mrs.-G. N. Hope, 201 H 26
Minn Otten, 621 S. 17
F. L. Lang, k O
..N. F. Hallstrom, Charles
Mr. W. O. Smith, 112 H. 35
Byron Loomis, H o
W. M. Wheeler. Lincoln
J- vv . .Drexel, 2.'i2(i hi 10
Philip Klamm, 3114 K lo
V,:"",11"' ll-llcvue
Mildred Pickett. Wahoo
Mrs. II. J. Wells, V B
Dr. R. J. Harp. l. ',
O. Larsen. 8. o
Karl llahli, 1408 8. 8
J. V. Jackson, H. O
Ambrose Gleason, Creightuii
Lillian Knnda, Niobrara
Jexsle Grant, IMS park
Hairy Goetx. 1jM INrii
14S, 5O0
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147. W.I.....
....Mlku Bolktr, 257 pierce
Is Counting Now.
Georgia, Tennessee and Arkansas in
Grip of Cold Wave.
Apples, Peaches, Cherries and Pears
Greatly Harmed.
Heavy Frost I Reported In Pnrts of
Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma
( londs Sure Fruit In
Some Sections.
WASHINGTON, April 25,-The last wavo
of frost and storm, which has been sweep
ing eastward, leiivlni; destruction of crops
ami fruit In Its wake, 1ms not spent Its
efforts, the observers In tlu weather bureau
believe. Tonight the Indications are there
will be heavy frosts or even frecslng tem
peratures lu tho Ohtu valley, the Interior
of the east gulf and south Atlantic states,
and It Is not Improbable that a light frost
may be felt even In northern Florida.
"A moderate' secondary disturbance," in
thtr official designation of tho weather re
ports. It was over tho northeastern Mis
sissippi valley early yesterday when It sud
denly shifted east.
ATLANTA. Da.. April 2.7 - For the first
lime In the history of Atlanta there was
an April snow today, Which lasted for
three hours. The fall was as heavy as any
of the last wlr.ter.
With snow storms of hllxznrd propor
tions raging throughout eastern Tennessee,
northern and central Alabama and the
greater jait of Georgia, this action today
faced a ."jr.-at lows In early cotton, fruits
and vegetables.
In Gcorglu, according to Commissioner
of Agriculture T. G. Hudson, fully 60 per
cent of the cotton crop Is killed. More than
90 per cent of the crop was above ground
and reports Indicate that a scarcity of s"ed
will prevent replanting of vast acreages.
The fruit crop, it Is stated, ha suffered
little damage.
Snow Covers Tennessee.
CHATTANOOGA, Tcnn., April 25. Snow
that began falling at 2 o'clock this morning
had attained a depth of three Inches at
toon and waa still falling.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., April 23. A snow
and sleet storm struck north Alnbama last
night and this morning the thermometer
In Birmingham registered 23 degrees.
NEW ORLEANS, La., April 25. Reports
received here today from many sections of
Louisiana and Mississippi Indicate that
thousands of acres of cotton have been
severely damaged by the tuidvof lat nl.trht
and the night before. In many instance
replanting will be necessary.
NASHVILLE. Tenn., April 25. Snow fell
here this morning to a depth of one and
three-quarters Inches, the first fall of snow
In April since 1R6.
MONTGOMERY, .n April r.. "The
only hope for the Alabama cotton crop
above ground Is rain tonight. If It should
remain coid and ck-ar, with frost. Ilia
crop will be killed."
This Is the statement of J. A. Wilkinson,
commissioner of agriculture, today.
Frost Further North.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., April 23. A snow
storm, remarkable for the season of the
year, prevailed this morning all over Mis
souri, northeasttri. Arkansuj, eastern Kan
sas, Tennessee and as far suuth as Mont
gomery, Ala. The snow malted almost aa
fast as It fell, but at times the fall was
heavy. j
In Oklahoma, western and southern Kan
sas and the greater part of Texas the
weather was clear.
Temperatures ranging from 2 to t de
grees below freezing to i degrees above
freezing were reported from" all points In
Kansas, Missouri and northern Oklahoma.
Frost was reported from points as far
south as northern Louisiana. A freezing
temperature prevailed at Memphis and
killing frosts were reported from western
Kansas points. At Enid, Ok)., a tempera
ture of 83 degrees was reported.
Reports from central Missouri today In
dicate that the fruit crop has been seri
ously damaged.
The gentral opinion among Kansas City
fruit growers is that the fruit crop I
eastern Kansas and western Missouri hai
not been seriously Injured. The low tem
peratures have been accompanied by
clouds In this section and this condition
probably has saved the fruit.
Snowfalls in the eastern country. Ne
braska weather was clear, but freezing
temperatures were reported from all parts
of the state.
COLUMBUS, O., April 25. Stale Inspec
tor of Nurseries Shaw said today that th
reports of the damage to fruit throughout
Ohio are exaggerated. There has been
some damage to cherries and other early
fruit, he said. Potatoes that were up wer
cut down and ull tomato plants vvert
killed. Grapes were damaged, but not to
the extent that has been reported.
Heavy Duuiajte In Middle states.
CHICAGO, April 2!. Despite tho a:must
unprecedented storm that swept over a
dozen states In the last forty-eight houia
and government prediction of hioio cold
and snow, the shifting of the wind to tht
northwest promises to mitigate extensive
crop damage In the rnlddlo went.
A canvass of the situation show that
greatest damage has resulted in Iowa, Illi
nois, Indiana and Ohio. Greatly reduced
fruit crops and loss of early corn are cer
tain. Reports from the northwest lhdlcatd
that barley, oats, rye ami corn wer badly
damaged by the cold. The soil, however, It
still In fine condition fur plowing .and It i
not loo late for reseedlng.
In JhantaH, Missouri and Kentucky snow
is expected to protect small fruits and
lessen the loss on apples.
Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas re
ports show considerable damage ha been
done by the coldest late April weather on
record In those states.
Information lroin Wisconsin and Michi
gan Indicate that the fruit crop will not
be much more than half usual size.
Heavy Know In Missouri.
ST. IXH.'Iri, April 24. Heavy snowstorms
and high winds, with a temperature seveib!
degrees below freezing, are reported
throughout Missouri and southwestern Il
linois tonight.
A report from Lebanon, Mo., in the heart
of tha ifla district, ktule that faUiiime