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OMAHA, FRIDAY MORXIXG, APRIL 5, 1912-rWKTEEX PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
TO BE P0PULIST
Gorenor of Sew Jersey Declines tc
Bra ia Sebraska Under Thia
ASKS TO HATE KAME TAKE! OFF
letter to Secretary of State Adriiiag
Him of Decision.
TOO MUCH FOR EFFETE EAST
Candidate Cannot Afford to let it
Stand Against Him.
LA FOLUTTE SOOS TO APPEAR
Senator from WImhIi Will Make
fpeaklas CaaiHln Threega
Nebraska Political knri
frasa Dm State.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, .pnl-4. (Special Telegram.)
Evidently a populist endorsement la
I roving embarrassing to Wood row Wilson
in his tvmpaign for tho democratic
nomination for the presidency, aa he haa
written Secretary of State Walt lenucst
ln that hia name bo withdrawn from the
Nebraska preferential ballot as a populist.
It ts automated ttiat Jar. 'Mon trouble
In this regard is in the cast, aa democrats
cud populist have fused so often In
Nebiaaka that it Is considered the proper
tliiiiK". instead of cs using any adverse
comment. In the east, however. It ' Is
Different, and tlia fact he is running an
a populist ticket goes down with aa
Much relish as a doss of Iplcao and
come up about as readily.
Secretary Watt aays he will writs at
once to the various county clerks and
Inform them of Mr. Wilson's request,
tut In cases where tho ballot Is being
printed there Is no assurance the name
c.i li be taken off. Following Is the letter
Df Mr. Wllsou:
TRENTON, K. J., April 1-The Secre
tary of State, Lincoln. Neb.: I "ear sir I
am Inieimed thiii someone has filed my
name on the primary ballot aa a candi
date of the populist party In Nebraska.
1 understand that thta was done without
1 lie autnorliation of th-e Kenlleineii
a lio are in charge of niv interests :h your
state. While I am grateful for the honor
thus conferred in me, 1 feel that I must
do aa my Mend wiah, and eo request
you to kindly withdraw my name trim
the ballot of the nopullat party. Cordially
lours. WOODROW WILSON.
J. W. Woodrough of Omaha Is presi
dent of the Wilson league In Nebraska
and presumably Is managing the cam
paign In the state. The populist petition
a aa signed by residents of Osceola. Polk
county, and contained twenty-alx names,
statements Tea Late.
Several candidates for the legislature
have sent In statement No. 1 since the
ballot has been mads up, but In sack
Initance the secretsry of state has In
formed tbem It was too late to get It on
the pdimary ballot.
la Pellrtte Caaaes Today.
Senator La Follette makes his entry
Mo Nebraska, tomorrow morning, errtv.
big hi Plattamouth at an early hour and
tuning Ma tour lit 'addressing tha men
hi tho railroad shops. . He will leave
Plattamouth tt M s. ra. and apeak at
Nuynard,. Murray, Union, Wyoming, Ne
braska City, Paul, Julian, Auburn, Howe,
ttella. Verdon. Falls City. Humboldt,
I able Rock, Elk Creek, Tecumseh, Smart
till. Sterling, Adams, Firth, lllrkmsn
and Boca, winding up with an evening
pieetlng In Lincoln.
The Men and Religion Forward Move
bient census showed that Saturday 1R.88S
bcrsons entered twenty-three of Lincoln a
(wenty-flva saloons and Sunday 12,131 at
tended Lincoln's churches.
IUDGE COCKRELL'S FUNERAL
TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY
The funeral of the late Judge George
C. Cockrell will be I eld Saturday morn
ing at M o'clock at the Burk tt-Leslle
hndertaklng parlors, Twenty-ninth anl
Leavenworth atreets The service at tie
chapel will be conducted by a reader jf
the First Church of Oinst, Scientist,
tnd the services at tha grive !n Forest
Lawn cemetery will be umier the au
spices of the Elks. Jiomlus from Ma
sonic lodges and the O. A II. will a;.cnd
Wish Strikers Meraa Rtlk Mills.
I'AfSIAC. N. J., April 1. -Women strik
ers at a silk mill at Garfield stormed the
(lent and rlarlied with deputy sheriffs
nd polks today. A More of men and
somen were clubbed and several of the
loputles were hit by missiles.
For Nebraska Fair; warmer southwest
For Iowa Fair; warmer east portion,
gessperatar at Oaaaka yesterday.
S a. m 64
f a. m....
7 a. m....
t a. in....
I a, m. m
W a. m tt
11 a. m. (a
12 m , 68
1 p. m. 72
I p. m 73
1 P. m.., 7
4 p. m. 74
i p. m. ;t
p. m. ts
7 p. m. as
a i'. m. w.
Comparative Laval Record.
uii 1911. m. iso.
a s m a
liweat today St r.
M : n
At M .
aires from the normal:
Normal temperature 4
bxcess for the day ......-. is
Total deficiency since March 1. SI
formal precipitation at inch
Deficiency for the day is) inch
Eotal rainfall since March 1... t. inches
xeess since March gt inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1911 .a inch
Deficiency for cor. period, Mns l.ST inches
Beswrta Fma Btatlaae at T p. as.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain-
oi eveainer. p.
fheyenne. clear ' g
bavenport, clear a
I leaver, pt cloudy ct
be Moines, pt. cloudy.. t
Dodge City, clear
Kurth Platte, clear 72
Nnaha, PC cloudy M
rueblo. clear m
Itapid City, dear
, ranta Fa, pt. cloudy.... at
kherldan. pt. cloudy .... C
fious City, clear
f aientine. clear 71
' L.JL. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
Wet an. Bry eitotp ii lebriski
Aaeeura. loap City,
BeUwoea. ortk Piatt.
Bsakelmaa. ebraska City,
Tteasoa. aTortk Seed.'
rails City, lattoa, '
Fslrbary, It. PaaL
rresaoat, gouts Omasa,
Sraad Islsad, Snpsiior.
. atasiptoa, Yabl Bock,
Baeuaga, w.et Poiat,
Bekrea, ' wtlooa,
Aiasworth, . Oeeeela,
kstaaay. Oxford, ,
Broksa Bow, Poaca,
Carroll, Bed Cloud,
Collars Tlsw, Bssdolpa,
Coteafisla, BepahUcaa City,
Clay Csnter, Sootla,
Curtis, Boons Bluffs.
Dart City, Bhabart,
Blm Crssk. , gt. Bdwaraa.
Qotasabarf. Valvaratty Plaos,
Klaakau. Wsepiag Water
atilfuis. West Uaoola,
National Road as
CHICAGO, April .-"! cannot think of
a more appropriate memorial to Abraham
Lincoln than a national road that shall
Include the highways that Lincoln trav
eled," said Mrs. J. A. Goodwin of Nor
man. 111. In addressing tha first Illinois
Women's State Good Roads convention
hers today. "It should be built and op
erated at tha expense of the federal gov
ernment and the state. Road Improvement
la a national asset and should be a na
Mrs. Nobis Prentis of Topeka, Kan.,
and Stats Senator John Dalley,' repre
senting uovernor Deneen, declared that
good roads wou.d cure more than half the
evils of society.
MITCH DLL. 8. D.. April l-8outh Da
kota's slats highway from Slous Palls to
Mitchell to Rapid City will pass through
Alexandria Instead of Salem, the good
roads committee which recently Inspected
both routes having reported Ip favor of
the former city. The road will be known
aa the South Dakota Scenic Highway and
wlH pas threugk lira Bad Lands 1n the
western part of tha state.
Near-Riot in Woodmen
Meeting at Elgin, HI.
ELOIN, III.. April 4.-A meeting at
which national officers of the Modern
Woodmen of America were to explain
the Increased rates of the order was dis
banded, last night when police were called
to suppress a near-riot In whicn It Is
said Insurgents and regulars took part.
A atate convention of Insurgent Wood
men Is to be held in Elgin April U and II.
MINNEAPOLIS, April l-Judge Charles
S. Jelley today sustained a demurrer to
a petition asking that officers of Hia
watha camp No. LMS. modern Woodmen
of America, be compelled to algn an order
for ttx voted by the organisation to test
ths validity of the head camp's action
In raising the rate a. The court held that
the camp had no right to appropriate
money for expenses incurred by those
disapproving the supreme court's raising
of rates In testing the validity of such
action In court.
CROOKSTON, Minn., April 4. Dele
gates representing twenty-two camps of
Polk county Modern Woodmen. In con
vention here today, passed resolution
sustaining the action of the head camp
In raising the rater.
Home of Engineer
of Mine Dynamited
PHILADELPHIA. April 4,-The home
of an engineer employed In a colliery at
Trevor toa In the Northumberland county
region was dynamited today and the rear
part of the house was wrecked. No one
was Injured. The colliery where the en
gineer la employed has been shipping a
small quantity of coal since the ft as pen
A mile west of Trevorton the Reading
railway tracks leading to the colliery
were dynamited, but little damage was
The National Capital
Thar-dar, April 4, IBI2.
In session t p. m.
Finance committee heard protest from
Porto Hi cans against fre sugar bill.
Senator Jones gave notice he would
apeak next Wednesday oa Colonel Roose
velt's views of Judicial recall.
Bill authorising appointment of dental
surgeons in the navy passed.
Senator Smith of Ah ions failed, be
cause it was executive business, to havs
read Into the record a proteet of toe
Ariaona leglslsture againat confirmation
of Richard K. Sloan as L'nited States dis
Met at noon.
Considered Indian appropriation bilL
President Taft In messese nnred pas
sage of legislation to promote economy
and efficiency in government aervto
I Kentucky delegation urged apnroprls
I ttntia committee to favorably report bill
appropriating t5u,W additional for flood
preventive work. .
I Repeesentalve Humphrey introduced a
bill, approved by the Department of Jus
tice, deatgnea to break up shipping pools
Pointi Out in Message How Finding
of Commission Can Be Made
SATS BIO SAVQir-S POSSIBLE
Many Millions of Public Fonda Are
Wasted, Assert President.
TOO MUCH DUPLICATION FOUXD
Refers to Former Messages to Con
gress on Same Subject
tit i we ea a rvrrvt nrtPeif a ei'i e
nan 10 annin riii iuoisuuiui
ays isslasaata la First and Secaod -
Class Offlera heald Be Pre-
suotedl ta Postmastera aad
Ulvea More Pay.
WASHINGTON. April 4.-SpecisJ)
President Taft sent a special message to
I congress today pointing cut In detail
f how finding of special comraiasion on
I efficiency and economy in auminlatratiou
of public affairs can be nud.' affective.
The measase saja:
"On the JUli of J.muity Wit 1 sent a
message to tjs contn&u ucacribiia the
work of tho oiuns.sjicn upiwlntcd by
me under authority of Uie iU'tu of June
25, 1910, and Starch !, l'.'ll. granting ap
propriations to enable me to Inquire Into
the methods of transacting public buai
nesa In tho various executive depart
ments snd other governmental establiah
ments, and to maks report ss to Improved
efficiency and greater economy to be ob
tained In the expenditure of money for
the maintenance of government. By asy
of Illustrating the utility of the commis
sion, snd the work which they were en
gaged upon, I referred to a number of
reports which they had filed, recommend
ing chsnges In orgsnisatlon of the de
partments and bureaus of the govern
ment, the avoidance of duplication of
functions snd aervlcca, and Ihe Installa
tion of labor saving devices and Improved
office methods. All of the recommenda
tlona looked to savings of considerable
amounts. With the message of February
4, 191!, I transmitted to the congress the
reports on the centraliauilon of distribu
tion of government documents, on ths use
of window envelopes, snd on the use of s
photographic process for copying rec
ords, "A number of the reports of the com
mission had not then been commented on
by ths heads of the departments that
would be affected by the change recom
mended, and therefore I did not feel Jus
tified at that time In recommending to
the congress the statutory amendments
necessary to carry out ths recommenda
tions of tha commission. Since then,
however. I have received the recommen
dations of the heads of departments, snd
I transmit this message for the purpose
of expressing my approval of tha changes
recommended by Ihe oommlsslon and of
laying Before the congress the reports
prepared by the commissi oh. ,
: W aata Trained Postmasters.
"I hare several times called attention
to tha advantages to be derived from
placing in tha classified service the local
officers under the deportments of ths
Treasury, tha Poatotflce, of Justice, of
the Interior and of Commerce and Labor.
In my mraaags submitted to the con
gress on January 17 1 referred to the
loss occasioned to the government be
cause of the fact that In msny case two
persona are paid for doing work that
could easily be don by one. In the
fneantims I have caused an Inquiry to
be mads as to th amount In monay of
Oils loss. The results of this inquiry are
that the loss amounts to at leaat fls.
OOO.uOO annually. For example. It appears
that a very substantial economy would
result from putting experienced snd
trained officers In charge of the first
and second class postofrtces Instead of
selecting tlie postmasters In accordance
with tha present practice. As ths an
nual expenses of the first and second
clsaa offices aggregats ths enormous
sum of more than rt,iX,0O, undoubtedly
it tha postmssters of then offices were
embraced in the classified service, and
required to devote all their time to th
public service, the annual savings would
eventually represent msny millions of
dollars. Th saving In salaries alone, not
taking Into account any saving due ts
Increased efficiency of operstlon, would
amount to about S4.SuO.00O. At the present
time the salaries of postmssters of the
first snd second classes smount to S6.07I,
909, while the salaries of assistant post
masters of tha same classes amount to
C. 830,000. Jf the position of postmaster
were placed la th classified service and
those officers were given salaries equal
to per cent mora than the salaries
now given to th assistant postmasters,
ths latter position being no longer re
quired, there would be a saving In sal
aries to the government of t4.aU.00O. In
the case of postmasters at offices of the
third clsss a large annual saving could
"An annual saving of nearly PK0W could
be made It the position of pension agent
were placed in a classified service, since
the work now dona by a pension agent
at a salary of,4.M and a chief clerk
at a salary ranging between (1.400 and
SLSO could easily be done by one per
son In ths permanent classified service
at a salary varying from CIO to S3.O00.
Greater economy and efficiency would
result from the abolition of the pension
agencies and from the adoption of s
phut in accordance with which pensions
would be paid by th pension office In
EeaawasF la Laad Offices.
"What Is true in the matter of payment
of pensions Is also true In the service
under the general land office. Th field
service of this of floe could be more effi
ciently and economically operated If It
were provided by law that the office of
receiver of district land offices be abol
ished and the duties transferred to the
register, assisted by a bonded clerk, and
the register placed la th classified ser
vice. Jt haa several times been esti
mated that more than 3M.eW would be
saved annually aad the efficiency of the
service greatly Increased by the adop
tion of such a plan.
"Large expenditure are made for sal
aries of political appointees In th inter
nal revenue and customs services. In
both services direct saving In sslarles,
(Continued on Fourth Page)
From th St Paul Pioneer Press.
TAFT GAMGDT RED WHIM
Sentiment in Favor ef President is
' Growing Rapidly.
ROOSEVELT ME" WAXHJG UP
Sapper ters of Former prealdeal Sea
He Caaaet Be Nominated aad Are
Liaise I P to Sappsrt Taft
M'COOK. Neb., April 4,-rtpeclsl.)-
Thrr never ws a mora favorsbl out
look for crop condition thaa tber ts
hare In Red Willow county today. Th.
average farmer or business man warms
right up when you apeak of crops, but
when politics Is mentioned h appear to
be not so deeply Interested,
Taft sentiment has grown rapidly In
waetera Nahraskav during "thw last law
weeks and la gaining ground every dsy.
In talk with A. Oalusha, tor two term
aevrstary of state until 190S, but now In
th clothing buslneat her, he said: "Wil
lis m Howard Taft has given us one of
th best business administrations we have
ever had. He has been conalatent In
working for th masses ss against th
classes, and that la on reason why you
will find so many good, sound business
men Interested in his renomlnatlon and
Taft Hae F.sreed Aaotker Term.
William M. Wood, road foreman of en
gines tor the Burlington system, says
that fully tour-fifths of th railroad men
here are euthuslaettc supporters of Pres
ident Tsft. Mr. Wood haa lived In Mc
Cook twenty-six years. , He was slwsys
a warm admirer of Roosevelt, but la
against him now because he think Taft
has earned another term If any president
"Tsft has given us the beat adminis
tration of any president within my knowl
edge," declared Oscar Rusnell, a real
estate dealer who has lived here for
aesrly forty year.
Isaac M. Shepard, an old soldier in
East Mccook, ssld: "I am for the re
publican nominee, and will gladly sup
port President Taft at the polls."
F. M. Kimball, editor of the McCook
Tribune, has been supporting Roosevelt.
but he says: "I feel that Taft will be
renominated, and I sdvlse all loyal re
publicans to get In line when the time
comes and be In a position to assist In
Martial Law Declared
in Utica Suburbs
fTICA, N. T.. April 4.-Hsrtlal law
was declared at New Tork Mills and
Torkvllle, two suburban village of this
city, because of rioting In connection
with the strlks of employes of the New
York Mills company. Two militia com
panies are on guard. The striker ob
jected to attempts to run out the fabric
In the looms and keep up fires In ths
mills to comply with the Insurance re
quirements and maltreated deputies on
guard. A woman threw red pepper In the
face of en deputy and aha aad alx men
Girls Carried Down
Stairs by Firemen
CHICAGO, April 4.-Two firemen were
Injured, several girls overcome by smoke
snd carried down stslrways and twenty
clerks and shoppers were driven Into
the street when fire, which started from
crossed electric wires, destroyed a West
Msdison street department store owned
by John Krohn, Jr. The damage Is esti
mated at SSe.ON.
CHAMP CLARK WITHDRAWS
FROM NEW JERSEY BALLOT
TRENTON, K. J.. April 4. -Speaker
Champ Clark In a letter received today
by Secretary of State Crater withdraws
his name from use oa the ballot In tho
New Jersey primary election to choose
delegates to the democratic national con
vention. Mr. Clark does not give any
reason for bis action, but It Is believed
it his move wss taken as a courtesy
to Governor WOson.
Something He Didn't
Lodge Resolution is
Part of Plan to Lay
WASHINGTON, April 4,-The Lodge
resolutlon calling on the president to
send to the senste Inforntitlun obtained
by the State department In Its Investiga
tion of the report that the government
wss seeking from Mexico a naval bass
al Magdalene liay, is now iSild to have
been a part of an administration plan to
smash the constantly recurring bugaboo
of Japanese invasion of colonisation of
Acting Secretary of State Huntington
Wilson and Representative Sulser of New
York, chairman of the house foreign af
fairs committee, had a king conference
with Prusklent Tart at tit White House
todsy.f- Although Do roratU statement
ws Issued aa the result of this visit.
It Ws evident that a thorough under
standing exiated between the president,
the State department snd members of th
senate snd house foreign sffslra com
mutes ss to methods to be employed In
setting at rest report that Japan enter
tained Intentions hostile to the attitude
of this country.
British Miners Are
Advised by Officers
to Return to Work
LONDON. April 4,-The miners' federa
tion after a long conference today de
cided to advise all the miners In Great
Britain' to resume work.
Powell Roberts is
Released by Mexicans
EL PASO, Tex.. Aprrf 4. Powell Rob
erts, the American arrested at Juares
and takea to Chihuahua, waa tried yes
terday by rebel court-martial as a Ms
derlsta spy and acquitted.' He will re
turn to El Paso tomorrow. This news
was conveyed In an official dispatch to
day.. . .
JIMENEZ. Mexico. April 4.-Darkneaa
interrupted ths fighting between liberals
and government force at Baca, twenty
mile from Fsrral, last night. Neither
aide bad the advantage. During th night
General Salasar reached the scene and
took command this morning when the
fighting waa resumed. He began a flank
movement, while General Fernando and
Major Quevado engaged the federal front.
Thus far tha casualties havs been few. '
Campa's Attack on
WITH GfeKERAf CAMPA'S LIBERAL
ARMT, NEAR PARRAL, Mexico. April
l-By Courier to El Paso, April 4.1 The
detest of General Campa In his attack on
Parral today waa a rout. ' Th federal
defender of th city had been reinforced
and all but surrounded th rebel com
mand, which did well to escape destruc
tion. ...... . . . -
It ts officially stated that th rebel
losses were three killed and twelve
wounded, but the Hat is undoubtedly
Isrger. ss Campa In his flight wss com
pelled to leave the wounded where they
fell in the mountain and In the deep
defile and arroyoe.
Among the slain was Campa' lS-year-old
FORTY MILLION BUSHELS
OF WHEAT AT FT. WILLIAM
DULCTH. Minn, April 4,-Furt Wil
liam, Ontario, Is waiting the first chance
to push Its first steamer laden with Ca
nadian grain toward the Soo. In the
harbor there are S.000.S0 bushel of wheal
stored in hosts, the elevator are all
filled to capacity and S,M car are stand
Ins in the ysrds loaded with grain, ag
gregating something like 40..a bush
els, waiting to be moved.- Meanwhile
two big tugs that have been breaking a
Ian through the heavy los are proceed
ing several miles a day.
DRYS DEAL WITH SOCIALISTS
Combine at Fairbnry Benefits Lat
ter Party Only.
OTHER NEBRASKA ELECTIONS
Table Raek Car Wei by Majority at
Fear Orya Aaaes Harvard with
Margla at Only lis Votes
Cards Is Dry.
FAIRBIRY. Neb.. April i,-(Spclalr-The
ouicom of the municipal election Id
Falrbury was quite a aurprlee to the
people of Falrbury and allowed there had
bean an exchange of vote between th
socialist and prohlbltlonlau for th pur
pose of putting Falrbury la th "dry
onlumn" and also electing ths formefi
ticket. Th plan worked eut successfully
fef th socialists; a- they elected three
councilman, Including J. 1. Milliter, W.
Singleton and Benjamin Mllllksn, but
disastrously for Ih prohibitionist a
Falrbury went wet by 101 volet.
. CURTIS, Neb., April 4.-(Hpeclal Tele
gram.) The city election held Tuesday
resulted in ths election of W. S. Gilbert,
Vsn K. Peterson and La fa Caraunsen
as members of the city council. Ths
vote on the license question wss 1 to 1
In favor of a dry city.
KUUAR. Neb., April t-iripectal Tele
gram.) The election Tueadsy resulted
la Ihe election of A. R. Orker aa mayor
for th third time. No llcenae carried by
a majority of lid, Th total vots wss
ALBION, Neb., April 4.-(Spaclal,)-
Alblon went wet by a majority of fif
teen. Last year the city went dry by
thirty-nine. Tbe following are offlcera
elected. Mayor. H. F. Lehr; councilman.
G. Flemmlng and 8. J. Ollveriou; clerk.
H. T. Flotree: treasurer, W. 8. Price; an.
glnesr. F. M. Hllllk; school trustees.
Frsnk Dsy, James Fox, W. B. Watson.
Kdward Mansfield, William Wsltsel an
Wets wt'la at Table Rack.
TABLK ROCK. Nab., April l-(Spelal.)
-Tabls Rock went wet by a mjortty of
two votes. The saloon and pool h
Issues were voted on direct, under the
"InlUstlv and referendum." th former
carrying by a majority of two, and the
latter by twenty-four. Tha following
candidates were elected for two year:
C. L. Wemple, Dr. W. 8. Cherry and C.
H. Csrmlchael. F. W. Ault was sleeted
for one year to fill the vacancy
Wednesday morning, blight and early,
two prospective applicant for saloon
keeper, war on th ground, looking over
8H ELTON, Neb., April 4.-flpeciaJ-
J. a Hodge. W. 8. Aehton. O. R. Trltt
and M. It Weaver ware elected village
trustees Tuesday and th vote for llcenae
waa almost t to L Pool kails will not be
granted license. Ths towa will havs
two saloons the coming year.
NELSON, Neb.. April 4 (Special. )-F.
B, Bottenfleld waa re-elected mayor. Two
members of the present council. F. A.
Scherslnger and William Hall, were de
feated by majorltle of 4 and U respec
tively, w. A. Mcllenry was elected city
clerk. I. O. Foster, city treasurer; a A.
Lapp, police Judge; F. B. Cope, city en
gineer. The "wet" question wss not a
direct Issue here at this time.
Harvard Dry by Sis Votes.
HARVARD, Neb., April .-Special.)-Hsrvsrd
passed Into tbe dry list Tuesday
by sis majority. There were S votes
cast. The First ward tied aa tbe license
issue and the Second ward gave six ma
jority fur tbe dry side. Last year the
an went Into the vet list by thirty-tout
votes and the year before la the dry list
by one vote. .
WKST POIXT. Neb, April 4 Speclsl.)
The municipal election Tuesday passed
off quietly. The following v jra elected
Mayor, William DUI: ciera. - August
Hanft; treasurer, C. W. Ackermaa; etty
engineer, Georg Shaw; council mea. Wil
liam Stleren. H. H. Howarth. Frank L.
Boyer; aehol trusters, James C. Elliott
and Dr. H. L. Wells
GIBBON, Neb.. April 4.-4Spedal.-
Vlllag ejection went off qutetty. th
dry winning by tea votes out of la cast.
H. F. Flint. W. H. Buck and M. D.
alsnm were elected trustees.
LYNCH. Neb, April 4.-Special.-
tContlnued aa Second Page.)
NO BELIEF FEOM
Mississippi and Ohio Rivers Continue
to Rise at Cairo and All
REELF00T LAKE D AUGER POUT
Riders Harry Through Country
LEVEE BREAKS ABOVE CAIRO
Five Millions Dollars Worth of Prop
erty Near City is Inundated.
TRAT5 SERVICE IS CUT OFF
Tracks Are ladrr Several Feet at
Water Fear - Maadred Meat
Caaaht aa Levee Takea
Off by Kleaaakoat.
Sevea taeaeaa persons hoaaslee
Sight thoasaad pereoaa save fled from
Sight paraoaa drowsed.
Property loss will rna law millioaa.
Tea states aft acted.
Its tea aad federal govsraments harry.
lag help to al fueled.
Hia thousand eores ef ataanfsetariBg
district of Cairo, I1L, wader water. I"u
ture City aad Vrbaadala, eutlyls home
eactisas of Cairo, with oomalaed pops
la tloa of 1,100, flooded.
Mlokmaa. Ky, factory district sad part
f kosae sectisa flooded. Two thoaaaaa
Oolamkae. "y- with oatlylsg eoaatrp
aster water, taprtvlag 1,000 persoa sf
MaaanhlaL Tana- river saetlos flood sd.
drlelnsT LSOO from ass! sassy fac
tories eater water.
Saw Madrid, ate SOO ksmelee.
Sera as, ala, TOO bsmalaa
Bight thoasaad pars as fleeisg from
floed-thrsatansd la tows bf
tweea BUsamaa. Xy, aad XsVsaa, Ark. ,
Tha aunahln of a balmy spring dsy of
fered tales hops to thousands of home
less persona In tha great flood stretched
of th Ohio and Mississippi river today,
for government forecaster at river point
and In Washington saM they could ant.
hold out the promise of a cessation in
th constantly rising flood above Cairo.
Today th anxiety over th next devel
opment teemed to be west of Hickman,
Ky. where th government levee la hold
ing off th wide-reaching Mississippi
from the fertile fields of tha Reel Foot
lake region In Tennessee. There ware
aumerou report that . th levee had
broached during th day. Rider bav
hurried through I lie counties of northwest
Tennessee warning the Inhabitants to
flea. Thousands bav gone lata tbe high...
lands, and. from. Ulckntaa aa tar smith.,,
a llsleeavv Ark., residents of the river
counties hav moved to higher grounds.
CAIRO. III., April 4-Ctlro t train ser
vice wss crippled today and the olty
almost surrounded by water by the
breaking early today of the Mobil
Ohio levee which protected the drain
age district All railroads pts through
th drslnsgs district, which Is now
under from five to fllteen feet of water.
Th Uvea of km workmen were endan
gered and property valued In excess of
t,nu,vDv wss submerged when th Mis
sissippi river tore a cervassa Ui feet long
in tha Mobile A Ohio leves around th
drainage district north of Cairo.
Ths lave broke after more than M
workmen had fought for flv hour to
fill a depression soventy feet Ions and
flv feat deep. Flv hundred men were
fighting on th Big Four levee in an ef
fort to item the rise of th Ohio. Flar
ing that the Big Four levee would not.
hold th strain, th tug Franca was or
dered out with a rescue party on board
and succeeded la bringing them In.
Tha btv broke at a point near th
bridge Junction. The river overflowed tbe
"Y" levee before reaching th Mobil at
Two levee patrolmen who were directly
In front of the crevasse escaped death a
if by miracle. Tha water buried them .
from their feet and It ws with great
difficulty they reached th embankment.
Tho territory flooded la what Is known
as the Csiro drslnsgs district. It I
located Just north of Cairo and com
prises about 1.000 acre of ground. TH
manufacturing planta In th drainage
district era tha Chicag Mill ana
Lumber company, Oreer-Wilkinson com
pany, tha Pioneer Coal and Shaft
company, the Farmers Handy Wagon
company, which recently purchased th
plant ef the Modern House Building
company, th Hear-Roebuck plant, th
Indian Refining company and ths Wela-
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