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The Omaha Sunday Bee
. PAGES ONE TO TWELVE
VOL.' XII NO. 41.
Prediction Made Suspension in Hard
Coal Regions Will Hot Last
More Than Month.
nxnra op dateeaises hopes
.Miners Take Initiative for Beopen
r in of Hejotiations.
WOEXEBS IIPECTIHQ ADVANCES
Ee ports Show Hay' Secede from
Some of Their Demands.
PRODUCTION FOE SAY SLIGHT
Many lahorers Already Lay Sown
MONDAY IS GENERAL HOLIDAY
CibIiI Tleaa of Far Hundred
Theasaad Hard and Salt Caal
Miners Wilt Be la Effect
PHILADKLTHIA. Mrch Jfc-.Tb.at
' Vth suspension of mining m -qhracit
coal regions will not lest mora
tlan a month. If that Ions, ni ths ex
pressed ballet of coal operator la Uit
bard coal field today, when thy learned
- that tba representative of th miners
and th commute of operator will
meat la Philadelphia April 10 to resume
negotiation for a aettleinent of differ
ence Re porta from various sections of the
mining" regions show the mine workers
expect that will be riven an Increase
In wares.1 probably about 1 per cent
and that thejr win hav to recede from
some of their demand. The news that
another eoBfaretica la to be held spread
rapidly through the coal country and
created good feeling-among the awn.
Many of thera never expected th .sus
pension would be a prolonged one.
he Initiative for the reopenrng of rte
gotlatlon was, taken by the antliraelte
miners , la a tales ram to George V.
Bear, president of the Reading company
and chairman of the operators' commit
tea, Mr. Par replied that the opera
tors were still willing to meet the men
and the fixing of a date quickly fol
lowed, ha last telegram la the exchange
f oomrnunlcstlona was' ' received by
President Baer late this afternoon and
-a--w-4fc affect that Apr! It Va
satisfactory date for the holding of the
Joint conference. ' ,
; The production of anthracite coal today
was far below normal because many of
the mlaee worked short handed. This
was due to ttuttet that miners who had
run out of powder and oil did not get
new supplies In. view of the suspension
and did not enter the mines. Hundreds
of other miners quit early and do not
expect to report on Tuesday morning.
Monday , will be a general holiday
throughout the anthracite regions as the
miners always observe the anniversary
of the granting of the eight-hour day
to the soft coal men. although the an
thracite men work' nine hours. Mine
. workers expect a complete tleup oa Tues-
:uyv '?:.. ...
; . Ssmmry af Sltaetloa.
i CLEVELAND, O., March -Whlle
'00,0 anthracite and bituminous miners
.prepared to quit work tomorrow at mid
night when their present wsgo agree
.menta expire, the operators and union
offlclala today took steps -to make as
brief as possible the stoppage of the coal
. The U,u anthracite miners In Penn
sylvania will stop for an Indefinite
period, but arrangements were completed
today for a reopening of negotlattona to
- aettla their wage dispute.
The operators' and miners conference
will be held In Philadelphia oa April M,
A montb's suspension In the anthracite
mines was thought probable.'
The bituminous miners, after aa eleven
days' conference with the operators bora,
have secured an agreement which will
Sire tbem a slight increase In pay. Aa
their agreement, however, must stlB be
ratified by the union's policy committee
and then by a referendum vote of the
union, a suspension In the bituminous
mines will begin pending tba result of
the final vote. .
Reports to the beads of the United
Mine Workers of America Indicated the
bituminous wage agreement would be ae-
. copied generally.
DEA1XS OF THE COAL 1XDCSTMY
rredactlea ta the Called States few
the Year !.
1 INDIANAPOLIS, lad.. March H-8txty-fivo
par cent of all the coal-anthracite
and bituminous-mined la the United
States comes from Pennsylvania, Ohio.
Indiana and Illinois, the four states em
braced within the so-called central
petlttvo fields now Involved la the nego
tiaUona between the miner and operators
at Oevwlaad. Th report of the statis
tician f tba Catted Mine Worker of
America also snow that the amount of
caal mined within the country baa practi
cally doubled wlthm a decade, reaching
SM.SDS.ia tons in Ule-the latest available
figureaa compared wlLh m,tnjm Mac
S : ,-LIKELY TO SETTLE
- Elghv-two per cent af tba Mt.esl.sQI
teas mined In Ills, the resort shows, was
i Mtawdaous coal. Of anthrectto coal there
I was mined in we, sva.us tons ay maw
74 workers. Workers la bit ominous mines
numbered EstSOL . The total value of th
antkraette caal mined b S k
Mated at pmjtOM: of tt
UGS.an.tll. Of the tvUlLM ton of
bitamiaoas coal mined ta Bta, Ohio, In
diana. Illinois and Pennsylvania contri
buted a per cent, or MS.sm.SW) teas.
Ta total membership at ta United
VCaa Workers of Amertca. as sannshed
ta Its afScial report af Ms pe weeding
bar ksC Jsauary. Is SRtSK. The re
port gtrea the total number of mine
work! throughout the country at IS,
A large propertkm of the
fvoaUaued ea ZUrd Pag4.
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X yPfPslS. r AN7IL' CHORTJeS - 1 ,
' tWjl- ' ' J.'v TSE MEW TA1ETTE BIS JACKSONE. MORIN"
WOMAN SPEAKS AT
Address of Mrs. Clarkson is Feature
v of Meeting- in . Hew '
W. 'C. BEOWH IS TOASTMASTEB
President af New Vork Central
Railroad,' la His Address, latl
- mates He. Will Retire) flooa
and Ret em to Iowa. . '
NEW YORK, March JO. -An After din
ner speech by a woman waa the novel
feature of the' annual dinner tonight of
the Iowa society of New York, attended
by more than X members. The speaker
waa Mrs. James 8. Clarkson. president
of the "Iowa New Yorkers," and her
topic was "The Evolution of Women."
Mrs. Clarkson praised club Ufa as a
great factor m enlightening women, and
while urging that women should be given
the right to vote deprecated the methods
used by the militant suffragettes, to pro
mote the causa,
Other speakers were Congressman Wil
liam a. Hepburn et Iowa, and ftoorge E.
Roberu. director of the mint at Wesh-
Vajmas " ' " -.. .. i
W. C. Brown,' president of th New
York Central railroad, presided.
President Brown la Ms remarks' gave
what many o his auditors took to
aa Intimation or his Intention to retire
shortly from his position as bead of the
New York Central.
"I love Iowa and her people," be said.
"and when I go hack to Iowa, as I hops
to very soon, some of the pleasanteat
recollections of my life In New York will
be those connected with my membership
In this society, shall, when I resume my
cltlsenshlp In that great state, look for
ward with delight to the opportunity of
now and then returning to New York
for these dinners and tolling you about
the people and the news of Iowa telling
you of their sensible cltlxenshlp."
Torpedo Plant Near
Tulsa, Old., Blown
Up; Four Missing
TULSA", Okla.. March M.-Four per
sons are missing and the plant of the
Central Torpedo company waa wrecked
as ths result of an explosion of nitro
glycerine today. Two men named
Sbnster and Uoebaugn went for ex.
Plosive to use In oil field operations Just
before , the exploalon. Remnants of
clothing found causes the belief that they
were blowa to bits. Two boys who were
fishing la a stream nearby eanlot
found, though Osh beads were found In
a field near the spot after the explosion.
... The Insurgents
, WASUUfOTON, March St -The Madero
government I preparing for a turmldable
campaign against the rebels la Mexico,
according a a telegram received
today by on of Its representative from
Juan Aaoona, th private secretary to
Madero. The message reads:
"We are bow sending new fores to the
north sad you can expect a decisive
victory soon. Tba rebels are almost eut
FORT DODGE RAISES LICENSE
. TO ELEVEN HUNDRED
FORT DODGE. I.. March t -(Special.)
Fort Dodxe i city couacn today raised
tbsnmlooa Uoense to SUM a year. Until
this Urn th license has bean Sam Th
Chang bocoms effective April I. wbsa
th first suartsrly dues are payable. Ad
ding to thle the San) the city gets aa Ha
share of tba mulct tax Port Dodg hero
after will awt SMM yearly from sack of
Jeon Operated. Th city's
from aalooa licenses will hereafter
a ttt.M yearly. A ta csanetl to "wet"
en the dry construe thasr sadden
as of ta Hi sisjs aa aa effort to
pvejdaea arcumewt bmrhf rwtantloa of
a af tba tnessna. Other
arra feel th move ha been a rmsll af
th caastaat and strsauons effort of the
drya to brtnc about bettor condition la
Btlsadeasrr Mewttas at Yoek,
TORK. Issb, March Jk 8sviai -Oa
Asrll 1 aad S tba thirty aouuad annual
assating of th Women's Missionary so
ciety th Nebraska City preebyUry will
was at the Prestrrterlaa church
this on, -
V . OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING,
TAFT GETS MORE IN IOWA
Second District Delegates Will Go
: for the President
SUPPORT Iff STATE CONVENTION
Coaveatluas Meld Saturday - Give
Prealdeafa Candidacy Farther
Aid Casamiaa tie-to Third
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DK8 MOINES, March w.-illpeclal Tale
gram.) The action of eVott county today
In Instructing fur Taft after a hard fight
In a very close convention practically
cinched the Second district for Taft, and
the action of Wright county In Instruct
ing for Cummins gave hint the Third
district beyond a doubt. The Crawford,
Dubuque and Dele ware conventions all
went for Taft and the' Blackhawk, Ply
mouth, Wright, . Hancock, Howard and
Buchanan conventions for Cummins.
Probably Will Ee
f ,; ' Adjusted Soon
, CI-pVULAND. ,a. March 9, -Practically
the whole eosl -altuatTWV dis
turbed by the anthracite and bituminous
miners' wage d Input, today won put an
a basis whereby It Is thought all differ
ences will be settled smicably, with only
a short suspension of work..
Tba announcement from Philadelphia
that the anthracite operators and miners
will confer In Philadelphia on April 1
to secure terms of a now wag agree
ment, thus reopening their negotiations
broken off In New York, on March U.
was followed by the signing on the part
of the bituminous operators and miners
of an agreement whose chief provision Is
for an increase In pay to the men of
S cents a toa. As it is less than the
miners asked. It, too, will have to be
submitted to a referendum Vote of the
union before it may become effective.
This, the miners say, will entail a short
suspension In the bltumlonus fields.
Bill is Ready for
BPRlNGFlEl'-D, 111., March .-The Illi
nois bouse today tamed the presidential
preferential primary bill by a unanimous
vote The bill ' stand In the form In
which It passed the senate and as soon sa
It Is engrossed It will go 'to Oovernor
Deneen for bis approval.
LIST OF TAFT CANDIDATES
. IS FILED AT PIERRE, S. D.
PIERRE, 8. D., March L-4Special.)-
The list of delegstea and alternates to
th republican national convention under
the motto "Taft, World Peace and Prog-
," was filed In the office of th sec
retary of stat today, th delegate list
being: Cbarlee M. Day, Sioux Vails; E.
D. Brookman, Vermlllllon: J. E. McDou
gall, Britton; R. A. McPhersoa, . Dead
wood: 3. E. Sinclair, Beresford; Harry
D. Chamberlain, Chamberlain ; A. J. Lock-
hart Clear Lake; H. .C. Behrona, Aber
deen; Georgo A. Jeffer. Dallas; Alvtn
Waggoner, Philip. Th list aiternats Is:
Thomas Lane, Mitchell; D. H. Smith, Mil
ler; H. P. Outs, Selby; M. D. Elde, How
ard; a M. Gilbert, Salem; Lynn L. Davis,
Geddes: W. J. Agnsw, Bancroft; T. P.
Blain, Redfield; Elmer O. Smith, Oacoma;
Odla Ramsdal. Faith.
Th nominating petitions were filed for
th candidal far republican presidential
electors, the list being: George 8. Ls
n, Lemmoa; Emll Johnson. Mllbank;
Jacob Helb. Marlon; A. W. Moore. Faulk
ton; Peter B. Dirks, Oacoma.
The nominating petition was filed for
, F. Halladay of Iroquois as a republican
candidate for national committeeman.
The National Capital
Saturday, Marrh S, 11.
Not In session: msets Monday
Foe met Oovernor Bate of Mi
setts end Mbera before the nubile heal in
committee opposed th bill creating a
department of health.
Met at acoa.
Prof. J. S. Grastv. Iron or expert, testi
fied regarding Tennessee Coal and Iron
company' properties before steal cam
Reoart submitted oa Mil to sen sower
Interstate Commerce commlssioa to mens
physical valuation of railroads.
meet tram investicaung committee ais
sased ending ef lu inquiry, bat owing
to ansir to hav I. Pier pool Mors as
ar bs osUyed,
MARCH 31, 1912 SIX. SECTIONS FORTY-FOUR PAGES.
. Coming : and Going . in Omaha
BooseYslt Has But Foot Votes on
th First Show of
PEEFASrSG . MANY CONTESTS
Managers at . Colonel's Casapaiaa
Cowoedo Taft Mat Tblrlr-SU
Delegatee to Date ' and
; ' '. Claim aUty-Twro. ;
COLUMBUS, O.. March K.-The first
test vote in the contest for control of
the meeting of the republican state
central committee today came almost
Immediately after the session was called,
when only four of the twenty-one mem
ber stood with Chairman Brown against
going Into executive session. Brown Is
the Ohio leader of th Booeeveit oara
aJga. Will Contest Maay Seats.
"WASHINUTON. March 10. -The seals
of 113 of the delegates to the repabltcan
national convention so far chosen will b
contested, aeoordlnf to a statement Is
sued today by Senator Dixon -at,.Roose-
manager totnrvhrrmed that Ti delegatmTha property damage is great. .,
had beet Instructed for htm, Senator
Dixon credits mm witn only tniny-aix
and 'gives sixty-two to Jtoosevelt and
list ninety-four as unlnetructed. . '
ROoeovelt Talks af Primaries.
fHIAOO, March a 'Throughout my
stay In Illinois I hav met both members
of the old republican organisation and
young republican Ilka thoae who hw
In politics, took so conspicuous a part In
the last mayoralty campaign for decent
government,'' said Colonel Roosevelt on
his arrival her today on hi way to
"The political antlvlty of great numbers
of msn who hitherto have bean satisfied
merely to vote shows how profoundly
stirred the country Is by th Issues In
volved In this campaign.
"The action of the house of delegates
In Maryland In preparing to pass prefer
ence primaries shows that th republican
members are responsive to th progres-
slve spirit of the country. I am glad
that the primary bill has passed .the
Illinois legislature. Members of the right
kind srs responslvs because they, sym
pathise with the spirit and the others
are responslvs to It because they ban
"The new that we have carried the
Portland district In Mains shows that
la one of the most typical and re pre-
aantatlv New England states progresslr
republicanism ls carrying the day."
Parry Cochems, who as a delegate to
ths republican national convention In IMS
nominated Senator La Follette, conferred
with Colonel Roosevelt during Ms stay
in Milwaukee. .
On his trip across MlaSiigsn this after
noon Colonel Roosevelt Is to make short
speeches from the train at sever il places.
MEMORIAL TABLET FOR
DR. CRAWFORD W. LONG
PHILADELPHIA, March M.-Seventy
years ago today Dr. Crawford W. Long,
native of Georgia, used ether a aa
anaesthetic In surgery, opening a new
era In that profession and today at ths
medical -school of th University of
Pennsylvania, where It was first used, a
memorial tablet was unveiled in me
ory of th event Addressee were made
by -Dr. J. William Whit of th L'nl
varsity aad Dr. J. Chalmers Da Costa of
the Jeffersoa Medical Collage.
Dr. Long was born In Danlelsvilie, Ga.,
la tut; was graduated from Franklin
college, now the University of Georgia,
and then entered the medical school of
the University of Pennsylvania. He died
at Athens, Ga., in 17.
SUDDEN DEATH OF WOMAN
WILL BE INVESTIGATED
ROCEFORD. I1L, March ).-Tbe death
of Mrs. Fred Wheeler last night after aa
Illness of only twenty minute. In which
b I said to hav experienced several
convulsions, I being Investigated by
Coroner Martin McCallister today. The
vtosera of Mrs. Wheeler will be subjected
to analysis. Sh was the wife of a
farmer living near Cherry Valley.
ROCK ISLAND. IIL, March Sk-A arv-
sas bewskdowa du to overwork, caused
Hugh H. Rsoff, a years old. a sjewa-
orur. to eomawit soicM by
la the Misslsum liver. His
was at Mayatica, Xr,
ICE TEARS H0LE IN , DYKE
Kankakee Biver Flooding; Large
Area Hear Hammond, Ind.
OHIO AND MISSISSIPPI EISINO
Colambua, Ky Voder Fear feet
of Water and Danger Llao
la Itearhed ' at St.
ftfllMOND. Ind., March 3a,-An
Ice gorge forced a big gap In the
urant Williams' dyk on the Kankakee
river, and a torrent of water flowed
through. Inundating the country aur
rounding Shelby and Schneider. The
financial loss Will reach tM,Ooa
The submerged land, consisting of many
mllea of the most valuable farm land In
Indiana, reached to the 'town of Schnei
der, on the Chicago. Indiana a Southern
railroad. Reports from Hchnelder Indi
cate that the water Is slowly flooding ths
r'sars are entertained that other por
tions of the dyke, Jammed by Ice, will
be swept awsy.
Colaaabus, Kr Flooded.
LOUJHVILLE, JCy- March s.-Celu tu
bus Is under four feet of water, houses
are floating about In the streets AM sii
the Iniishtisnls bars Oed to high around.
Th Mississippi levee at Hickman' held
mni, i m iwn
w rising graauaiiy., ana it nj
reerea ins snaiping point or ins levee s
strength will be reached today.
Daagwr 1,1a at at. Loals,
ST. LOUS. Mo March .-W!th th
Mississippi rlvar here making twenty
nine feet early this morning and rising
rapidly. It was sxpected thst the danger
mark thirty feet would be reached dur
in the day. '
Bridge Washed Oat Kear Bonne, la.
BOONE. Ia., March R-Flooda seriously
threatened Boone and surrounding coun
try early today, when the Dee Moines
river went out of bounds and washed
away a bridge above the city. The power
plants of ths Fort Dodge. Des Mulnes ft
Southern railway and ths city water
company wer In danger.
. Dee Moines River Near Floed.
DKS MOINKs, la., March .-Th Des
Moines river here stood within three feet
of the flood stags at noon today, and was
still rising. Ths water bed broken over
the banks of th river la the southeastern
Pert of the city and Inundated the low
land. ALBERT LEA, Minn.. March 30.-A
large portion of the dam which the city
Is building here at the lower end of
Fountain Lake, brok today and about
one-third of the city Is under water. The
Rock Islsnd railway yard are submerged
and water to the depth of four feet sur
rounds ths railway station. The loss to
dste Is estimated at 1100.000. Many fami
lies are homeless, ,
Cellars Flooded at Waterloo.
WATERLOO, la.. March M-Sllght re
lief from flood danger was shown here
today when the Cedar river registered a
fall of four Inches. Water wss still flow
ing Into basements In the business sec
tion and two local plants wer obliged
to shut down. In the residence section
people were forced to leave their homes
during the night and on several streets
boats are being used for transportation
CEDAR RAPIDS. Is.. March XI A rise
of five feet In the Cedar river In twenty
four hours threaten serious flood dam
age to th wholesale and factory district
of Cedar Rapids today. At nooa th
gauge stood at ten feet three inches.
Reports from up the river Indicate a rise
of four feet more, which will mean large
property losses la this section.
Sidna Allen Said
to Be Surrounded
HILLS VI LLE, Vs.. March M. -Sidna
Allen, leader of the Allen dan. and Wes
ley Edwards, his nephew, the two fugi
tive court bouse sssssslns, srs believed
to b surrounded on 8ugar Loaf moun
tain. Every Un of escape hi said to be
guarded and a battle may take place be
FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS
FOR DEATH OF WOMAN
MARSHALLTOWN. Is.. March -
(Special.) After determining that the
Iowa Central waa Ha bis for killing Miss
Minnie D. Ash brook. ' a kindergarten
teacher ef this city, cm a street crossing
her two years ago, th Jury today fixed
th amount th teacher's estate could re
cover at eoiy tea A motlos to have the
verdict set aside heraiiss tt la Inadequate
win bs mad by the attorney tor the es-
DES MOINES CAR
MEN'S CASE ENDS
Controversy Between Street' Bail
way and Men Will Soon Come
to an End.
EAENXSQ VALUE OF PLANT ISSUE
Meat here at City Detective Depart.
meat at Des Mslaea Believe Ray
aad Elmer Srhaeide Will
ladlrted fr Merder,
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
r,L'a miiinkh. Ia.. March St. (Special
Telegram.) The vldenc la the Cootro
vsrsy between the street railway and Its
employe as to wage came virtually to
a cls this evening when tn street
railway completed Its evidence) except as
.na man. The commlssioa oa settle
ment beard the evidence to bow that th
street railway company Is not making
any money and cannot while paying pres
It was biputcht sut, howsvsr, that tn
Karrla oomeenv. which owns the bonds.
bought them at B cent on to dollar and
th aompany is buying them back at par
and paying tor them out of th earnings.
jnfars af th lty detective depart
ment ar confident th grand' jury win
imtiMnaiii asainat Ray and El
mer Schneider, street oar bandit, fur th
murdsr of Conductor Frank Ford several
wake aero. . . - , ' -
While th grand Jury Is working on th
blackmailing theory, detective neiiev
that body will find out that It was
murder, following a holdup. Th black
mailing theory waa run down oy aeteo
tlves and thought to be groundless. ,
Rock Island Paper
Does Not Renew Its
Attack on Mayor
ROCK ISLAND, HI.. March StThe
weekly newspaper under Investigation by
k. nnxnffiM authorities and th publi
cations of which ar alleged to hav
beea la a measure reeponslble tor the
recent Rock Island riot appearea wiin
nut Misatlonal statements today and
waa permitted to circulate.
John Loonep the editor, did not maks
good hi promise that It would contain
another attack on Mayor H. M. Scrivor
Postofflco Inspector Hadsell, who had
i ...i-njMi hare to conduct the. fed
eral Inouh-y. to expected to arrive In the
city tonight from Chicago.
, The Investigation by th coroner ana
grand Juris wer resumed today. , Ths
city hi quiet
Flood Plays Havoc
With Teachers' Meet
I'kKUnNT. Neb.. March . (Hpedal
Telecram.i High water played havoc
with the program of lb Central Ne
braska Teachers' association, which is
holding It convention hers this week.
Manv of the delegates and principal
speakers wars unable to attend because
of disrupted railroad schedule and a
larsw number of thoae who are her find
th flood altuaUoa almost aa interesting
as th convention.
SOUTHERN TEACHERS ELECT
OFFICERS AND END MEETING
RKATRIca Neb.. March M. (Hpedal
Telegram. -The Southeastern Nebraska
Educational association concluded Its ses
sion here yesterday, electing theee of
ficer: President C. E. Tech of University
Place; vies president W. C. Atwatar of
Fall City; secretary. Mis Ruth Pyrtls
of Lincoln: treasurer. V. L. Strickland of
Tecumseh. Executive committee. C, E
Tech, University Place; A. H. Staley of
Peru, and B. E. Dill of W liber.
WESTERN SCHOOL TEACHERS
ELECT HEADS AT KEARNEY
KEARNEY. Neb, March J. -(Special
Telegram. -Af ter choosing North Platte
a th next meeting place for the next
session of ths West Central Nebraska
Teachers' association, sad th selection
of Mis Cleo Chappel. county superin
tendent of Lincoln county, president; Miss
Theda Hansen. North Platte, secretary
and superintendent; P. M. Whitehead
of sGthenburg. treasurer: th association
adjourned hut night after a throe day
session- All the speakers oa th program
for Friday wer not able to appear oa
account of the demoralised trala asulus
en tba Union Padfia.
COPY FIVE CENTS
CREST OF FLOOD
Valley and Waterloo, Swept by
Turbulent Waters, Send Ont
Appeals for Aid. ,
SAM AT WATEEL00 GIVES WAY
Special Train Sent Oat from Omaha
with Boats for Victims.
EIYES SECEDES BY NIGHTFALL
High Water Seache Oreapolis,
Where it Threatens Traffic.
NORTH FREMONT FLOOD SWEPT
Water at That Point Inundates Land
First Time in History.'
PEOPLE FL0CHN0 TO "SAFETY
Barllagttaa Bridge at Graad Ulead
Ureatly Weakened and lalea
raclito Traiaa Seat to
addsa sheag threw flood
Worth Framaas, aad treses, fa
hems si flooded fee first Usa ta his
tory. SorfeU as sat off from swttlt world
by fx tabs aad railroad traffle 1 eem
pietely paralyse ia that territory.
Tewa of Yalley I swept 7 rmaala
wstors aad pougm eeaaty commissi on
ara as eaUed ape fat help.
Bam breaks at Wstorlee aad pll
trala aarrylag boat ww stat to aid ths
at a. rredrlskaea ha narrow
from drowning wall agagd ia rosea
work at Watarls.
Th Piatt river flood la sweeping that,
morning over a vsst area of territory
near - Its mouth, after having covered
mile and miles of field on both side of
the river between th Loup river and tba
After having swept through the towns
of Valley and Waterloo In Douglas
eouhty,yeatrday, the water covering tii
highest portions of the streets and enter- .
ing fully pns-thlrd af th house In
each town, th erest of th flood passed
a and at mldnltht waa la th vtctaitp
at Orsapolt, when K threatened th
tracks of the Burlington road, tn last
to be Covered by th inundation, .
CdRdltton are th worst sver eaperi-"
need oh th tower Platte and th full
danger has not yet ssd,' w
At Oreapolis th railroads reported th
urllagto bridg still holding, but ths
wstsr so high on the tracks leading to
th river thst It wss a practical cer
tainty the Un oould not be used through
out th entire night . ;. .
" Conditions at Valley and Waterloo wer.
becoming nearer normal and by early
evening where th water bad swept
through ths business street and means
of communication war almost solely by
boats, the urface f th streets wer
showing again and bin sens wers bea-ln-nlng
to us th sidewalk. ,
Th en day' experienc bad beea suf
ficient to strik terror to hundreds and
to -reuse thousand ef dollar loss to
stock aad movable oa th farms of one
of the most prosperous agricultural
regions la Nebraska.
With news of the receding of th water
In Douglas oounfy came th report of
colder weather In th north. At s'clook
a 'dispatch from Pierre. S. P., told, of a
fall of snow In South. Dakota, completely
covering th ground and promising to
conthiu through th night This was
accompanied with a drop In tempera.
ture that the weather bureau promised
would reach Nebraska before the night
wss sver. In this flood sufferers saw
soma relief, provided the cold did not be
come too severe. The cold wave had not
reached far south- last night th tem
perature in Omaha at S o'clock being l
Yesterdsy'a floods in Nebraska did not
cause any loss of life, so far as was re- ,
ported, but resulted In thousand of dol
lars' property toss gnd ths Inundation of
field snd wracking of farm to uch aa
xtent that raising of crops this year
In a fertile valley may be seriously In
terfered with. ;
Th town of Valley la without light
th tanks of oil and gasohne being filled
with water and th light plant being out
of commission. ',
Dam la Blkhsra Breaks.
The Conaty Cam In the Kl Shorn river.
north of Waterloo, broke some time dur
ing Friday night letting hi a flood of
water that now covers ths entire town
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