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'VOL. XL1-NO. Hi
ITALY WANTS NO
Interference Before Turkey's Re
sistance is Crushed Completely
Would Be Resented.
WELCOME ACTION IN FUTURE
Any Movement at rtetent Consid
ered Inopportune by Rome.
POWERS UNDERSTAND THE PLAN
Leading Nations o "Europe Fully
Advised of Situation.
FREE HAND WELL BE GIVEN
Italian Public Greets King an!
Queen with Arrlsum,
TURKEY NOT PLAYING FAIR
Italian Release All Tnrklnh Meem
er Seised In ltnlleii Harbor,
bat Turks no 'Not TeUc
ROME (Via Frontin) ivt. : -Official
circles, while realizliiK the lnxicty of for
eign countries to see the Turko-Ttalian
conflict ended nd the possibility of com
plications avoided, wish to wrn public
pinion abroad that while the Italian fleet
has taken poesession of Tripoli and
Cyrenaca the occupation cannot be con
sidered as nn accomplished fact In the
sense that it renders potslHle ths.t Inter
vention "by the powers which Italy In
due time will welcome, but at the present
moment would be Inopportune.
Before settling of the kind occur the
Italian troops; must land and occupy not
only the const, but also the Interior of
the province. In order to make sure that
any remaining resistance of Turkey shall
Thia much has already been agreed on
between Italy and the powers and the
fcentlment set forth in the foregoing state
ments are not Intended for other govern
ments with which Italy Is In perfect ac
cord, but tslmply to quiet public opinion
and dampen the ardor of certain section
of the press.
War Popular 1" Italy.
The fesllng of the Italian public gen
erally wss illustrated in the triumphant
progress of the king and queen and their
children from the Raconlgi caatle to the
hunting lodge at Ban Rensoro, near Ptza.
In the cities and- village through which
the royal party paused ..crowds gathered
nt the railway stations.' There were
cheers for the royal family, but the wo
men exhibited special devotion to her
majesty, Some of them crying out:
"Be a mother to our soldier sons and
It In charged that Turkey is not obeying
the international rules of warfare. Italy
has released all the Turkish steamers
which were seized In Italian harbors
when war was declared or arriving soon
sfterwarda, their commanders not having
learned of the beginning of hostilities.
Turkey, on the contrary, has hoisted the
Ottoman flag over the Italian stes.mer
Ernesto. Ilardl and Melorla. which wera
seized along1 the coast, and, remannnft
them with Turkish sailors, uelng them
for its own purposes, it Is about to do
the same with smaller Italian crsft cap
tured In the Aegean sea. Italy will pro
test on the ground that this action is In
violation of th convention signed at the
close of the Crimean war, which provided
that merchant vessels should be given
time after hostilities had begun to reach
their territorial waters.
Italians crp Dt-rna.
It was learned today that the Italians
have occupied Derna and the coast of
Bambah gulf.. Thus Is revealed the plan
of the Italian campaign In northern
Africa. The object was to ensure, above
11 else, the occupation of Cyrenalca,
which la the richest part of the Invaded
country. .Accordingly a preat naval dia
play was made before Tripoli to deceive
the Turks while Rear Admiral Aubrey,
commander-in-chief of the fleet, feigning
a pursuit of the Turkit.li fleet landed a
force from the battleship Vlttorla
Emanuete ITI at Tebruk, oeoupving Bon
bah gulf and the town of Derna, too
miles east of Tripoli.
The Hungarian steamer, Ttssa, came
Into Naples today having on board A rim
Bey, the newly appointed Turkish gov
ernor of Tripoli, his wife and son. and
several officers who had been sent by
Turkey to organize the defense of Tri
poli. The vessel was. stopped at sea by
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Normal precipitation in ti
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Total rainfall feline Man h 1 1J trj inches
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WmW ' CONILTTI !
BIG STAMP BILL
Wisconsin Senator's Manager Sayi
He Spent Eleven Thousand
ADVERTISING AND BUTTONS
l.ar&e Simi Paid for Space In News
papers and Addresses of Farmers
Fifty Dollars for Attend
MILWAUKEE. Oct. 7. Cnitcd State
Senator Isaac (Stephenson's bill of $11,000
for poMngn u:;cd In his campaign Cor
nomination In VXS today was inquired
Into by the senatorial committee which
is Investigating charges of bribery In con
nection with hi election.
Rodney .Sackett, one of the Stephenson
campaign manager, testified that In one
Instance the postage bill tor f-even days
amounted to W.'d) and on one day he
spent tl.m for 2-cent stamps. The latter
Item provided for th sending out of
"And do you mean to nay that out of
all tfiat mall there does not exist today
a slugle trace,, that all evidence of that
campaign literature 1ms been destroyed?"
asked Senator lies burn.
"I don't know where any of It is now,"
Sackett testified equally large expendi
tures had been made' for advertising
favorable to Senator Stephenson.
retailing the newspaper advertising
wheh cost S12,M, Hackelt testified one
newspper was paid SI, SOU for a list of
names of farmers throughout the Plate.
It was the -purpose to send literature
to the farmers urging them to vote for
Senator Stephenson. The names were
paid for at the rate of 1 cent each for
first and half a cent for each subsequent
urn of the same name.
One hundred thousand buttons hearing
the Inscription, "For United State
Senator, Isaac Stephenson," cost
All of these Items. Sackett testified,
helped to swell Stephenson's total ex
penses In the campaign to $107,793.
Senator Heyburn read off the following
Items as having been expended for Seni
"One man to attend colored picnic. SW."
"Trip through Ghetto, three mn. $."5."
"Touched by two old soldiers. $2"
Sackett said he had no knowfedge, of
"As the responsible person In Senator
Stephenson' campaign you ought to
know. Tou alio ought to know. too. tht
under the laws of the state these were
not legitimate expenses."
Cuban Says Times
Building Was Blown
Up by Anarohist
HAVANA, Oct. T.-M Mundo today
publishes a sensstlonal statement regard
ing the dynamiting of the Los Angeles
Times' building, which was made for the
paper by Angel Carballo. a Cuban cigar
r.iaker, who formerly worked at Tampa,
According to C'arbollo, the bomb In Los
Angele was made by an anarchist for
the purpose of blowing up the Clti sens'
crmmittee. during the last ctgannaker'
strike at Tampa. This plan wn
abandoned and the anarchist disappeared
only to return later to Tampa and In
form Carballo that the bomb had bet-n
utilized to destroy the Times building.
After communicating this the bomb
m.tker left town, saying he was going
in Peru. He Is now, Carballo says, em
proved on the 'Panama canal.
Carballo sets forth that his ohject in
making the statement Is to free lnniceiil
men rf su?pieion.
Killed by Posse
BARTLESVILLK. OKI.. Oil. T.-After
fcn hour's running revolver fight, Frank
Amos,, believed to hve been one of the
three bandits who held up a Missouri
Ktnra A Texas psssenger train near
her last Thursdsv. was killed by a
sheriff's pose today.
Amos had been trailed by Deputies Rob
ert and Stringer Fenton and Richard
Wallace since he left th scene of the
holdup. sIk mllas south of hr. Thurs
!: morning. The battle with the hpn-
'II! tcJay took place In th wild O-age
hills north of hire , near th Kan as
:ine. David Fears, charged with com
plicity In th holdup, 1 under arrest al
OMAHA. SUNDAY MORNING,
. BiiMiiijii1 JB-
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DOUGLAS COUNTY WILL SHOW'TAFT FINISHES
Eastern Nebraska Land Products to
Be Seen in Coliseum.
COMMISSIONERS ARE HELPING
Decoration nnil I Humiliation Will
Re Maanlflcent. MUln Octo
ber hotr toe Greatest
Kver ( ondarted.
Realising the Importance of the Omulia
Land show, which will be held in tin-
Culiseum October IS to 28. the Board of
County Commissioners has voted to e.v
pend M'"1 to aid the Pouglas County Ak-
riculturul society In prtpurlng a hlgn-
clas Pouglas rouuly exhihlt. The money
will be turned oxer to the society to use
as It sees fit. ICven without this aid the
society's exhibit would have been an ex
cellent one. With this assistance the
oHicerg claim It will be among the bobi
at the show.
It is planned to select the finest speci
mens displayed by the society at the Ak-Sar-Bcn
carnival and assemble them Into
an exhibit thai will attract more than
o:d'nary attention. There will be grains.
fruits and vegetables, all arranged at
tractively. While the exhibit will be
given under th auspices of the Douglas
Counu: Ali'Icultural euolety the products
will be representative of the eutlie webt-'
em portion, of Nebraska, . .
Now that the Ak-fcar-Hen festivities
have been concluded the Land show man
agement will turn Its attention toward
putting the big- Coliseum In shape. Mon
day mornliiR a large force of men will he
put to work for that purpose, and elec
tricians, carpenters and decorators will
be kept busy night and day until the
opening on October 111.
Mnmnioth IJx posit ion.
The (Coliseum was selected for Its Im
mense floor space. The outside dimen
sions are 114x300. The arrangement of
the floor space within the building is
such that it wlil be possible for the thou
sands of visitor to see any exhihit horn
any point In the building. Running down
the center of the Colieum will be a grand
conrt of honor, either side of which will
be lined with pillars surmounted with
statuary suggestive of the development
of the i-eat.
All aif.uud the building there la an ele
vated promenade which will be used as
diHpiay space. This when decorated and
Illuminated will produce an unusually at
tractive sight. The management will not
spare any efforts to mak the decorations
and Illumination of the entire building
the most elaborate ever attempted in
Aside from the main exposition building
in which the land products will be dla
plaved will be Machinery hall. This will
he a new feature designed to exploit
exeiy farm device needed In tilling the
soil. There will be farm machinery of
every sort, as well as all devices manu
factured for use In fruit growing. There
will be virgin anil of the western prairies.
It i specified In all the contracts with
the exhibitor that every machine or de
vice displayed shall be uead In making
practical demonstration: for the benefit
of the visitors. In order that the big
tractor may be seen In actual operation
a large tract of ground nearby has been
secured by the Ijind show management
and practical demonstration will be
made daily. Machinery hall, like the
main exposition Interior, will be elabo
rately decorated with banner and a
myriad of electric lights.
Lawyers for Hard
Coal Trust Charge
WASHINGTON. Oct. 7. Accusation
that counsel for the government have
made a studied, deliberate and Inexcus
able, mlsrepi escalation of Important por
tions of the record In the vucalled "hard
coal case'' were niadi In a brief riled
today In the supreme court of the I'nited
States by Robert lieKorest and Jackson
K. Reynold, counsel for the Central Kail
road company of New Jersey and the
Lehigh & Wllkesbarre Coal company.
This Is the case In which the govern
ment claims that railroad and coal com
panies In the anthracite .region of Penn
xvlvanla have been violating the fiher
imi antl-trual law.
KIDNAPER OF INCUBATOR
BABY DENIED NEW TRIAL
TOPEKA, Kan.. Oct. 7. The supreme
-ourt today denied the application of F
"I. Tlllotw for a new trial, stid I c
nust serve entence of on m ft-. ys.r
n prifon. Tlllottun Is a Kankaa 'In
elective who w- convicted nf com--ilclty
In th klenapln of Marlon Bleak
ley, the Incubator baby.
OCTOBER S, 1911SLX SKCTIOXS-FORTY KCLTl PAOHS.
Coming and Going in Omaha
mm ak.vu? nxm
Executive Reaches Washington,
First State Bordering; Upon
the Pacific Coast.
WILL REACH TAC0MA SUNDAY
He Hill t.o I ft VI on ut Ranter la an
Automobile -Monday He Will
lie tinest of Former Sec
W ALLA WALA, Wash., Oct. T. Com
ing Into Washington today, President
Taft finished the first half of his tour
and touched the first state bordering on
the Pacific coast. Since he left Beverly
8eteinher 15, the president luis traveled
G.iM miles and ha traveled fiMeen slates.
He ha made more than a hundred
speeches on various subject snd more
thun 2 .nfO nillrnad men, according to of
ficials, have been concerned in hauling
So far the president has stood the trip
remarkably well. Even the altitude of
Colorado, Wyoming and Utah haa failed
to dampen his ardor snd In fart he
seems to have withstood the rigor of
three week In sleeping cars tt.to' .riian
younger men In his party. '
Tiro program for the president , here
Includes the usual inspection of the town
by automobile and an address. From
Walla Walla. Mr. Taft wUI go to Lewis
ton and Moscow, Idaho, and Spokane,
Wash, lie will leave Spokane tonight
for Taooma and Seattle. From Tacoma
tomorrow the president will go by auto
mobile up Mount Ranter. In Seattle, on
Monday, he will lie the guest of former
Secretary of the Interior Bellinger and
will sail acroH Puget Sound to the
Bremerton Navy yards.
( lis in p Clark Fear for Taft.
LOI1RVILI.K, Ky., Oct. 7 -"If he Is
not careful. President Taft will kill him
self by the siif ochrJ he Is making In the
west." declared Speaker CliHmp Clark of
the house of representatives, who was In
guestioncd as to whether he thought
the president had said anything on his
tour that might work seriously against
him In the coming presidential cam
paign. Mr. Clark replied. "I have not
heard of his salng anything that will
do hiiu uny good."
Two Men Are Killed
by Crossed Wires
CLKVLLAM). O.. I let. 7 -Joseph
Shlpk. :IS. and Ju.eph riluvectk, 90. were
electrocuted In a rcloon here tonight bo
cause of a live electrlo light wire cross,
ing a telephone wire a half block away.
A Shipka picked up a desk UUnphone
he waa knocked down and was unable
to drop the Instrument. Slovecek, with a
broom handle, succeeded In pulling the
telephone away, but In so doing let th
wire strike his hand and received a
shock. He accidentslly seized th wire
In his excitement. He, too, was unable
to let go.
It was not until the wire was cut sev
eral minutes later that he was released.
Both men were hurried to a nearby hos
pital, where efforts to restore life were
of no avail.
Strike on Georgia
ATIANTA. Ga.. Oct. 7. A message re
ceived here today from Chairmen Teat
of the board of directors of the Brother
hood of locomotive Firemen and Kn-
gineers, says the strise of the firemen
on the Cnorgla & Florida railroad has
In-en settled. The men will gel fifty int
cent of enaiiiMCiH pay. All men have re
turned to work a the contract required.
NONUNION MACHINIST IS
BEATEN UP IN CHICAGO
CHICAGO. Oct. 7. reward Bloom, 40
year old. a nonunion machinist employed
In the Illinois CrnUul shops at Burnslde
was beaten Into Insensibility b two un
identified assailant shortly after he
left hi home today. Th polio hellev
that the assault Is a result of the strike
as Bloom' assailant made no stteinpt
to rob him.
Fifty bollsrmakers and their helper,
who went on a strlk a week ago, re
turned to work st the Burnald shops of
t -e Illinois-Central rsllroad today The
railroad officials decisis that more than
XA of the strlklrig shopmen hsve re
turned to their place since th walk
gives Wat to mi lane saor i
DES MOINES STRIKE AYERTED
Judge W. H. McHenry Chosen Third
Arbitrator in Controversy.
ON DISTRICT BENCH FOR YEARS
sme fensaestrri by t nlon street
Car .Men and Finally cepled
by tbe City Ballmer
Ill I I.F.TIV.'
PES MOINKS. Is., Oct. 7. Judge Mc
Henry tonight refused to serve as arbi
trator. Union leaders said they believed
the company acted In good faith In chn.
Inn the Jurist, even though lie dei lined
the position and would defer the walkout
until other candidates i nuld be presented.
(From s. Staff Correspondent
PLfl MOINKS, Oct. 7. (Special Tele
gram.! The strike Mltnstion collapsed
late todav when sn arbitrator was agreed
upon In the person of Judge William H.
McHenry of the dlstrlrt court. It Is
recognized that he will be In fad almost
tho sole arbitrator, because each of the
others Is eommltU'd to the side seleetliiR
hlin. Judge McHenry has been on Him
district bench ten yesrs snd Is a popular
man In every way, having no slroni;
leaning In any direction. Wis father
was a district Jndre for many year and
always -fair. His name was suirnested
by tho union street cur nmli and finally
accepted by the company.
The others on the board sre Mr. Guern
sey, the attorney for the company, and
President Urlcek of the slate federation.
The final selection of a third member of
the board put an Immediate, end to the
plan for a strike tomorrow mornlnn, at
the men will tiow awnlf the report of the
board. Until the selection of Judue Mc
Henry the hour of 6 o'clock this after
noon hud been set for the reinstatement
of three recently discharged men or a
Mack Says Clark is
of Democratic Party
BL'FFA IO, N. V., Oct. 7Chalrmun
Norman 1C. Mack of the democratic na
tional committee in the October number
of the National Monthly presents
Speaker Chump Clark of the house of
repreeentstlves as a possible candidate
for the democratlo presidential nomina
tion. Chairman Mack's list of posMlhilltieo
now Include Oovemor Woodrow Wilson
of New Jersey, Governor Harmon of
Ohio. Governor i'hnnns It. .Marshall nf
Indiana. Governor Kugene N. Fo.'S of
Massachusetts. Governor John A. I Ms of
Now York and Speaker Champ Clark.
Chairman Mack says:
"The battle next year for which every
body 1 now actively preparing must b
fought largely on the magnificent record
of the preent democratic house. In which
Champ Clark la speaker, and In th
haplng of whose policies his haa been
the predominant Influence.
"Small wonder, therefore, that hia name
elands high In the list of democratic
possibilities. The lo1c of events has
placed him there, for since he has mads
and is making the record on which wc
must appeal to the country, It Is but
logical that he should loom largely on
the horizon as a strong presidential pos
sibility." Signal Corps Sends
Balloon Into Clouds
Captain Chandler of the signal corps
made his first ascension on the present
visit at Fort Omaha Saturday afternoon,
when he went soaring away to the south
west In the signal corps balloon. No. Yi.
He was aorornpanled In his flight by
Major Russell and Major Reber of the.
At a late hour last evening the balloon
had not bn heard from.
Many rcaldenta of Omaha saw the bal
loon In Its flight and thought at once
that It was one of the big balloons re
leased from Kansas City, one of which
la still missing.
GENERAL REYES WELCOMED
TO TXASBY MEXICANS
SAN ANTON TO. Tex. Oct. 7-General
Bernardo Beye. for many year prom
inent In the pullikal life of Mexico, upon
his arrival here today from New Orleans
was greeted by a delegation of about Don
Mexican. In a chorus of "viva'' for
Jleyes there wjs one "viva Madero." Gen
eral Keye waa escorted to the residence
of Miguel Qulroga. where he will make
his heme until other plans tan be made.
ENDS F01l YEAR
Happy Subjects of Merry Monarch
Close Ten Days' Frolio with
Fierce Confetti Battle.
SCENE SUGGESTS WINTER TIME
Mhow Manaaers Fold Tent I.Ike
Arab sail MpiI A ia .High war
llesolaie Piece sllb
Jest Ordinary Traffic,
Ten day' merry-making in honor of
the new King Ak-Sar-Beii, tame to a
glmious end on the King Highway last
nlKht. Though Clouds hum? over the
city and threatened to pour their accumu
lated moisture down upon the revelers,
(here weie very few who had not the
heart to lake chances. There was Jusl
enough chill In the air to make th crowds
move In lively fashion snd to thrill them
with the autumn spirit of merriment.
As Is usual on the last night of a eurnl
vsl, some unruly spirits, who hail kept
themselves In chuck for ten days gave
up the struggle and overstepped the
Unea . ef . propriety. Police Interference
was necessary to nip some small riots
In the bud. but on the whole the crowd
was an orderly Cue and the police were
satisfied with Its behavior.
The confetti battle wsuc-d - fiercely (or
hours and when the police started clear
ing tho Highway shortly before twlve
the haulers were loth to depart. It Is
conservatively estimated that M.OOO uag.i
of confetti were sold during I lie night.
The fnilickers threw It with free hands
and st 11 o'clock the scene was almont
a perfect winter picture. The confetti
on heads and shoulder looked like snow;
the night's chill was enuiiuh to redden
chneks and brighten eye. The confetti-
strewn ground resembled snow-blanketed
earth. All that was needed to complete
the winter sugKtmtlon wet scuddluii
cutters, the sound ot sleigh belly and a
few form gliding over an Ice link.
When the last reveler had left the
Highway th troup of roiistsbouts began
striking tents. They worked like beavers
through the early hours of the day and
by thin morning many of the shows, bag
n ni havxage. were on railroad trains on
their way to the next "stands." With
only a few tents left the Highway pre
sent, d a desolate picture In comparison
with thai It offered a few short hour
Judge Latshaw and
Hyde's Lawyer Have
Some Heated Words
KANSAS CITT, Oct. 7.-Healed words
were exchanged by Judge - Ralph S,
Latshaw and Attorney Frank P. WalKh,
representing Dr. H. Clarke Hyde during-
a court sraslon today 'when the Judge
Mauled a change of vonu for the
phv Hiclaii's second trial on a rhsrge of
niniderlng Colonel Thomas H. Swope.
'trouble arose when JudK latshaw
aked Walsh If he had not said lat
summer that It was not the Intention
of I he defense to seek a change of venue.
Walsh denied he had said this. '
"1 say you did, so It Is your word
against mine," respondsd ths court.
In granting the change of venue the
court also added an order that the trial
he held In the criminal court room, the
cne of the fli! trial. This brOuuht
vigorous prole.it fioin Attorney Wslsh.
"I shall nut only apply to have that
order vacated, but shall also ask that
cltHoie be uppoiuted to act In this trial."
The defendant was not treated fairly
iluilng the last triul. Some of the deputy
mar.ihalM attempted to extort money
from hi in Also did they make frequent
trips In I ten the Jury room and Ult
imate office of the court."
Change of venue was taken to Judge
K. K. purterfitild a court. The trial la
ret for October li.
W ASHINGTON, Oct. 7.-That the German-American
votes of the t'nlted States
will be turned against President Taft
unless he makes changes at the port
of New Tork and removes Immigration
Cnnimlsaloner Williams, waa the declara
tion sde before the National German
American Alliance today by Henry
VVelrsman. president of the German-io
c-tettea of Brooklyn.
COPY FIVE CENTS.
TOWN OF BLACK
RIVER FALLS NO
Wisoonsin Village of Two Thousand
Persona Cannot Be Rebuilt
Upon Its Former Site.
RIVER CUTS NEW CHAITNEL
Deep Current is Flowing: Through
Heart of the Town.
WALL OF WATER TEN FEET HIGH
Stores, Offices, Warehouses and Res
idences Swept Away.
LOSS ESTIMATED AT MILLION
Rumor that Three Persons Are,
Drowned is Not Confirmed.
PEOPLE ARE WITHOUT FOOD
Resident Who Ar OriTen from
Home pend ih on the Hill
rCmbankment at Wenan
LA CROBSE. Wis.. Oct. 7. Th waters
at Black River Falls began receding at
t e'rleek this afternoon and the worst .
Is pronounced over.
LA CROSSE. Wis., Oct. T.-Blsck Fivar
Kalis, destroyed last night In the fluid
following the washing around of the
Hatfield dam en the Black river, ten
miles above the city, can never be re
built on Its old site. The new channel,
occupied by the river today go through,
ths middle of the town.
The wall of water ths sw ept the city
wss ten feil In height when It reached
the town, and continued to gather force.
Black liver makes a turn at the falls
In the city and the chauiiel narrows
with high, steep banks, Into this narrow
spare the twenty-five miles of water
sixty feet deep In the Hatfield storsge
reservlnr poured snd gsthered Impetus
from this condition, leaped with reslst-
Mcss force on the town.
ut rices, stores, warehouses sna resi
dences went down before It like a house
of cards. With the big buildings went
also great chunks of earth. A hill nf
considerable slue 100 feet from the river,
wss leveled even with the surrounding
land. ; (, ,. - .
Mayor McGllllveray today ' estimated
the loss at not less than tl,6no,CG0 at
Black River Kalis alone.
Rumors are heard today of three lives
being lost, but there Is no verification of
them, and the remarkable spectacle Is
presented of a town being utterly de
stroyed with perhaps not the loss of a
Principal buildings destroyed Include
the Freeman and Spauldlng hotels, the
Jackson County and Firat National
banks, the Jackson county . general of
fice the Spaulding machine shops, the
Marsh and the Jones dry goods stores,
several large warehouses and all the
saloons, restaurants and practically all
retail stores In every line.
People Mithoai Konrt.
Looking down from the hill on th
ruin of their little city, the people of
Black River Kails, whose home were
wiped out yesterday and last night by
the rise In the Black river, today faced
the problem of subsistence. Almost
every crap of food, except that In
houses out of the reach of th floods wss
destroyed. Every grocery store and meat
market and other food depot in the city
An attempt was- 'made early today to
organise the work of relief. Mayor J. J.
McGllllveray sent messages to La Creese
and other cities apiiesllng for food and
shelter. In La Cros.ie a committee was
ttt to work at once and at noon quan
tities of food and ta-nl.- were ent. '
Even thing on the four business streets
comprising the heart of the fown has
been swept away. The Northwestern
railroad bridge over the Black river at
that point Is still standing, hut Is sway
ing as though the heavy spans were
supported only by csbles. Train service
is rut off. at Black River rails snd no
physicians even are allowed to cross
afoot. At Hatfield, ten miles above Black
River Kails, the river had today cut a
new channel and appeared where it was
never known to run before. The main
channel haa moved mote than 504 feet
onto what has until now been dry land.
At the dam the pressure haa ceased- and
the waters have fallen far below the
crest. The main part of the big struo-
tui la atlU standing. Th powerhouse,
two mile down from Hatfield, was
President Kerrls of the water power com
pany today estimated the damage to his .
company a property at SuO.OuO. The plant
may be out of business for months, be
cause ot the moving debris.
When the resident of Melrose, eighteen
mile north of hare on th Black river,
Boxes of O'Brien
Ualzell'a Ice Cream Brioka.
base Ball Tickets.
All r given away free t
tboiw wbo HBvt tbtlr uames u
Ue UI ad!.
Read Ue ant ads every day,
jour u m will appear some
time, may Da mora than ouch.
No putties to solve nor sub- '
acrtptloni to setJust read th
Turn to tho want ad pajes
tbere you will find nearly every
business bouso la Lbs city ru
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