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OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 20, 1912-SlXTEEN PAGES.
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Eight Torpedo Boat; Open Fire on
Fortification at Its Mouth
- Early Friday Horning;.
FIRE IS RETURNED PROMPTLY
'Two Warships Are Sunk by Shells
. : from Forts.
TURKS ' CLOSE THE STRAITS
Cabinet at Once Decides on This
WHEAT GOES UP WITH A BOUND
Shotting Off Supply of Grain from
Black Sea Porta Causes Con- '
aternatlon ' Amon( ' Chi-' '
i eago " Speculator!.
Constantinople, July i9.Eight
Italian torpedo boats attacked the en
trance of the Dardanelles at 1:80 o'clock
I this morning. The Turkish forts replied
vigorously, sinking two of the Italian
(warships and damaging the other six.
iThe cannonade lasted forty-five minutes.
The cabinet ministers were hurriedly
called to the palace this morning, where.
'at: a council of war, it was decided to
Tewf Ik Pasha, the Turkish ambassador
(at London who,' oh 'July 17, was ap
'pointed grand. vizier, has undertaken to
I form a new cabinet. ...
"Italy ; Without Information.
: ROME, July .'19. The. Italian govern
iment, according to a semi-official. note
; issued today, knows -nothing of the re
ported action between a flotilla of Italian
torpedo boat ' destroyers and the Turkish
! forts at the entrance' to the Dardanelles,
except that several Turkish- torpedo boats
left the straights to hunt for Italian war
dships and , that It is possible, therefor,
fthe Italian destroysrs engaged these ves-
eels in battle. . '
"tvio iii ma. thnt'tiiA Italian destroyers
would try to force the Dardanelles," tne
'semi-official note says, "is ridiculous. If
the Turkish forts bombarded the Italian
'warships it was probably a result, of
1 the panic now reigning In Turkey or was
'a pretext of the government again to
i close the straits."
Grain Prices Rise Sharply.
: CHICAGO, July 19. Excited trading in
wheat and corn resulted here from the
hews of the sinking of Italian warships
Uri the Dardanelles, wd the. closing .of
'the passage, Shutting .off grain from the
i Blaok sea ports of . Russia and other
counrtetntih' stoppage tf one et
the cbiei sources of European supply, and
coming, wholly -'Without - wartngV"
speculatprs : here 'wild. Wheat price
"'"jumped as much "4'ahd colrii 2 cents.
- Alter ,th tush to; lKiy wa ehdedt hbw
ever, fufi? haK the advance was lost
' Word that fifty-five boatlbads of wheat
bad been taken for export at New York
.gave- renewed strength to the market
here in the final half hour. Closing
prices here showed l2c rise compared
with twenty-four hours before. .
the Forest Service
WASHINGTON, July 19.-An Investi
gation of expenditures in the forest ser
vice by a special senate committee is
asked in a' resolution today by Senator
Overman. The committee would sit dur
ing the recess of congress.
iJEFFERSON DEMOS CLIMB
INTO TAFT BANDWAGON
' FAIRBURY, Neb., July 19.-Speclal.)-
A. M. Berry, chairman of the Jefferson
! Cdunty Republican club, has issued a call
for the republicans of this county to meet
!fn a caucus in the Fairbury Commercial
I club rooms Saturday evening for the pur-
pose of selecting delegates to the state
.r,Hnn Tt la assumed that the Taft
republicans will have everything their
pwn way In this meeting, as the repub
iirRna of this county are lining up In
splendid shape for the president. Even a
'number of old-time democrats have
j dropped into the Taft bandwagon, much
to the surprise of overyone.
NEW WIFE OF FORMER
CONVICT RETURNS HOME
MADISON, Neb., July 19.-(Speclal.)-Mrs.
Worner, wife. of the much wanted
ex-conviot, : Max Von Worner, who Is
confined In the county' Jail at tbls,place.
being convinced , that her husband was
all the prison annals charge him to be.
accompanied her sister to Schuyler, her
home, this morning.
HALF INCH OF RAIN FALLS '
' V IN NORTHERN NEBRASKA
- NORFOLK. Neb., July 19.-More than
half an Inch of rain covered north Ne
braska and southern South Dakota early
this morning. The corn crop was greatly
For Hebraaks Generally fair, except
probably local showers in east portion;
warmer in east portion.
For Iowa Rising temperature; unset
tled weather with probably local showers.
Temperature at Osankn Yesterday.
nour. - uKg.
I a. m 62
8 a. m 62
S a. nt. .... 61
tret W - ra 63
B lla. m v.... 6$
A is m ,. 72
1 p. m 76
2 p. m.. 80
Vj S p. ro.. SI
, , ' li p. m...- m
ran - a
1 III v v W.t oo
. 7 p. m 81
4 . .: ; S p. m..............7
Votes to Unseat
: Theron L. Catlin
WASHINGTON, July 19.-By a strict
party vote the house elections committee
No. S today voted to unseat Representa
tive Theron E. Catlin of St. Louis,, re
publican, and to seat former Representa
tive Patrick Gill, democrat. Mr. Catlin's
campaign expenses were so great that
the committee held his election to have
been corrupt. It also held that Gill would
have been elected but for . the use of
money by Catlin's managers. . - lv '
The vote was 6 to 3 to declare Catlin's
election illegally effected. . His majority
In the 1910 returns was 1,200. The resolu
tion will be reported to the house today
for action: . ' "'
' On the motion In the committee to un
seat Mr. Catlin, Chairman Hamlll of New
Jersey and Representatives Korbly of In
diana, Broussard of Louisiana, Llnthi
cum of Maryland, Jacoway of Arkansas
and Allen of Ohio voted aye. Representa
tives Swttier of Ohio, Anderson of Min
nesota and Kelson of Wisconsin, repub
licans, voted no.
ST. LOUIS, July 19.-Theron E. Catlin
is a son of Daniel Catlin, a retired multi
millionaire tobacco manufacturer. He Is
34 years old. . ,
Testimony In. the contest developed that
Catkin's father, through a firm of law
yers, spent more than 310,000 in having
his son elected, but Theron contended he
did not know his father was spending the
money.- His father testified that his son
did not know of the expense.
The Missouri law allows a candidate for
congress to expend $600. Mr. Catlin, who
was educated at Harvard, is engaged to
marry Miss Laura Merriam, a daughter
of former Governor William R.' Merriam
of Minnesota. " . ' " .
Big Butter Dealers
Trying to Squeeze
Out Smaller Ones
CHICAGO, July 19.-T. F. Gallagher, a
member of the quotation committee of
the Chicago butter and egg board, told
Master in Chancery Morrison today that
there was much competition between
butter and egg dealers. His testimony
was da the injunction suit brought to re
strain the board ''from controlling prices
of butter, and eggs."
' "It Is a struggle for us to make a dol
lar now, because we always have to meet
the prices offered by other firms," said
"There Is a tendency for a few large
members or produce merchants to squeeze
out the small men, isn't there?" asked
the examiner. ....
"Yes, there is and it is a mighty strug
gle to stand up under it," said Gallagher.
Price of Clothes
" WU1 Be Advanced
- 7 tf?"i .'v-: "
' NEW' TORK.'July jThV Trlcenftf
clothes 1s" going 'rtd bs advanced next
year. . Tills increased tax on the: already
high cost of llvlng js; clearly indicated,
merchants say today; by the prices named
by leading producers of cloth, who have
lifted the prices for the spring of 1913
season from 7V4 cents to 20 cents a yard
above those . which prevailed last year,
When the values for the past spring sea
son were announced,
Cloth prices are . higher for the next
spring season, agents say, because of
conditions' over; which the manufactur
ers have no control. They say that the
most ' important ; element that brought
about the 'advance is that the domestic
wool clip this year is about 30,000,000
pounds smaller than . a year ago. The
price of wool has gone up abroad, mill
owners say. that the high scales of wages
and the shorter working hours will also
have their effect on the Increased price
of cloth. ' -
Killed by Indians
JUAREZ, Mexico, July 19. Passengers
arriving over the Mexican Northwestern
from Madera today brought stories of a
bloody massacre of rebels in Dolores
mountain pass, southwest of Madera, at
the entrance to the state of Sonora. -
They declared that the vanguard of the
column commanded by General Antonio
Rojas was caught in a canyon at Dolores
by nearly 1,000 Yaqui Indians, and that
of 600 rebels less than 200 returned to
Madera in safety.
That a force of government volunteers
was operating behind Dolores to prevent
an entrance of the rebels from Sonora
was generally known here, but It was
not believed any, Yaqui Indians were en
listed In the cause of the government.
FATAL FIGHT IN LABORERS'
CAMP, NEAR ABERDEEN
ABERDEEN. S. D.. July 19.-(Speclal
TAlzram.) James Wilson, the negro shot
at Groton Lake yesterday by another ne
gro named Dan Kelley, died at 4 o'clock
this morning. Kelley, who fled imme
diately after the shooting, is still at
large. Wilson Just before -the shooting
was engaged in a right witn anotner
ncsro. Wilson pulled a knife on his op
ponent while he held him by the back
of neck and the throat Kelley then
pulled forth his revolver and shot Wilson.
h hniiet taktne effect in his abdomen.
All parties interested in the affair were
members of a camp of negro laborers
employed on the Milwaukee double-track
CORN BELT EDITORS
7 FOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE
DES MOINES, la., July 19.-Resolutons
indorsing the woman suffrage movement
in Iowa were adopted at the semi-annual
meeting of the Upper Dea Moines Corn
Belt Editorial association, which is : in
progress here today. The endorsement
followed an address by Miss Mary Saf-
ford, president of the Iowa .Equal Suf
George C. Tucker of Webster City, la.,
was elected president of the association
at the closing session today. A. F. Pat
ton of .Qowdrie was elected vice presi
dent, A. M. Adams of Humboldt, secretary-treasurer,
snd Webster City chosen
as the next meeting place.
TAFT CHIEFTAINS TO
MAKE SHARP ANSWER
Friends in Washington Will Reply
to Various Charges of Fraud
STATEMENT FROM WHITE HOUSE
Complete Analysis of Contest Cases
Made in Detail"
COUNTER ATTACK ON COLONEL
Contests Against Southern Delegates
M0NDEL A LEADING SPEAKE1
AddFHI Will IWtal Pol.. f "" IX
Made Chief laaee
.WASHINGTON, July 19.-The reply of
President Taft and his friends to Colonel
Roosevelt's repeated charges of "fraud"
and the , "stealing of delegates" in the
Chicago convention promises to be
loosed from several sources in Washing
ton next week, couched in terms that will
in many ways be a counter attack upon
the Roosevelt pre-conventlon campaign.
he statement that will be issued from
the White House, the final draft-of. which
was considered at a two-hour meeting of
the cabinet todayi will be an exhaustive
analysis of the contest oases and a reply
to all of the Roosevelt charges of unfair
dealing on the part f Taft's friends on
the republican .national committee and
the credentials committee.
While this statement will not, so far as
can now . be learned, make any direct
charges against, the Roosevelt managers.
it is understood that Taft supporters in
the bouse propose to attack in unmeas
ured terms the contests brought by the
Roosevelt forces in southern states, many
of which were unanimously decided
against the Rooseveltcontestants.
Mondel to Make Speech.
Representative Frank . W. Mondell of
Wyoming, who was a member of the
credentials committee at the Chicago con
vention, will make one of the chief
speeches defending the seating of the
Taft delegates at Chicago. While his
speech will deal principally with the cases
of the seventy-two delegates against
whom the Roosevelt forces made their
chief fight at Chicago, he let it be known
today that he would attack the Roose
velt contests in southern states and at
tempt to show that they . lyi been
brought "without foundation."
Representative Barthold - of Missouri,
who participated in the work of the na
tional committee, will also defend the
action of that ; committee. Senator Root
had beeq suggested as the. spokesman for
the Taft foToes, in tM senate, but he said
today he did . not. expect, to speak upon
the subject of he -Chicago contest de
Letters of Hahf ord 5 ;
to Northern Pacific
Copied Into Record
SEATTLE,' July --19. When the house
Judiciary subcommittee met today it had
heard, testimony on all the charges
against United States District Judge Cor
nelius P Hanford except those srowine
out of the Seattle, Renton and Southern
injunctions and the Judge's alleged effort
to defeat the recall of Mayor Hiram C.
Gill in 1909.
The ' committee ; apparently attaches
great Importance to the correspondnce
between Judge HanfoM and the Northern
Paclflo railway, concerning the Hanford
Irrigation and Power company.
' The committee caused numerous let
ters to be copied In the record on the
assumption that these tended to show
that Judge Hanford frequently sought
and obtained favors from the Northern
Pacific Railway company, then a litigant
in his court: The committtee also as
sumed that the letters showed that the
Judge was the ruling spirit of the Han
ford company." ,
is Without Cabinet
PEKING, July 19. The national assem
bly today vetoed all President Yuan Shi
Kai's nominees for cabinet portfolios. As
a result of the assembly's action the pre
mier, Lu Chang Hslang, alone Is. left In
office, and he threatens to resign imme
The rejection of the names proposed by
the president of the republic was due In
part to the objections of fhe Tung-Men-
Huis, the name by which the party of
ex-Premier Tang Shao Yl is known, to a
coalition government, and to dissatisfac
tion in some of the other parties because
of the alleged Insufficient representation
of those factions in' the-cabinet. The na
tional assembly also was opposed to some
of the nominees 'on personal grounds.
Prof. Jermiah W. Jenks. formerly of
Cornell university, who recently was of
fered the post of financial adviser, to tho
Chinese government, has notified the
government of his willingness to accept
the position. Negotiations regarding the
terms under which the American profes
sor will take the post will now be con-
NEBRASKA CANDIDATE .
MAKES VISIT TO CAPITAL
WASHINGTON, July 19.-(SpecIal Tele
gram.) The democratic nominee for land
commissioner, W. B. Eastham, and wife
of Broken Bok, were In the house gal
lery today ass guests of Representative
Magulre. Mr.xEastham has been making
a visit to Ms former home In Virginia,
where h went after attending the Balti
more convention. v .
hriV Pmtmiirteri, !
WASHINGTON. July 19.-(Special Tele
gram.) The appointment of Louis V.
Bousquet as postmaster at Pella. Ia., was
sent to the senate for confirmation; also
that of D. G. Oyloe of Brookings, S. D.
c i trnm n v. rriun s v ss
Dr. Sextuple Syndicate, L. S. D. H'm. System still weak; needs
The National Review. Hankow China,' ' CAPITAL prescription. '
STEFFEHS UNDER CROSS FIRE
Author Says He Believes in Anarchy
KNEW OF . M'NAMARAS' GUILT
bay. He Tried to 'Get Charges
Against Franklin Dismissed
as Part of Peace
LOS ANGELES, July 19.-After a few
questions relative to a meeting between
himself and Clarence S. Darrow, at which
they were Joined' by Bert H. Franklin,
Lincoln Steffens was turned over to thf
prosecution for cross-examination at the
bribery trial today" District ' Attorney
Fredericks plunged immediately into the
negotiations for the ending of the Mc
He asked the witness why no publloity
was given the negotiations. Steffens re
plied that their object would be misun
derstood. "Mr. Steffens," said the district attor
ney, "I believe you are an avowed an
archist." "Yes, ' and worse than an anarchist,'
was the reply. "I am a great deal more
radlcal-I believe In Christianity."
Referring to the so-called peace . nego
tiations, Steffens said that during -his
meetings with the citizens' committee he
had never intimated that J. J. McNa
mara would plead guilty.
Heard of McXamaraa' Gnflt.
"Did you know then that the McNa
maras were guilty?" asked the district
"Yes, I learned that the third day after
I got here. I called on John J. McNa
mara and I learned it from htm indi
rectly." Fredericks . questioned the witness
closely as to the 'status of the negotia
tions on Thanksgiving day,. two days after
Franklin was arrested. Steitens admitted
he asked Mr. Chandler to go to the dis
trict 'attorney and have . the Franklin
bribery cases dropped, and added:
"I wanted the whole thing swept clean,
so that there would be no more prosecu
tions In, connection' with the case, in or
der that the plans for the citizens' com
mittee for new relations between labor
and capital in Los Angeles could be con
summated." Steffens said he took the action on his
own initiative with jthe consent of Dar
row. r - ' -
Archbald Must File
Formal Answer to
Charges by Aug. 3
WASHINGTON. July 19.-The impeach
ment court which will try Judge Robert
W. Archbald of the commerce court;
after a brief session today, fixed August
Z as the limit for all formal answers in
the case and then adjourned until July
29, without deciding if the trial shall go
on this summer or go over until fall.
The National Capital
Friday, July 19, 1012.
Convened at 11 a. m.
Resumed consideration of sundry civil
appropriation bill. h '
Senator Overman Introduced ' resolution
for an exhaustive Investigation of expen
ditures in the forest service by a speSial
Chairman Clapp of campaign fund in
vestigating committee announces Her
mann Ridder would estiry Saturday.
Impeachment case of Judge Robert W.
Archbald was called and Archbald or.
dered to answer the charges July 29, the
house to present it rebuttal answer Aug
ust 1, and supplementary answers to b
In by August 3. when., the case Is re
quired to be complete.
: The House.
Elections committee voted' to declare
Representative Catlin's election illegal
and seat Patrick F. Gill, the contestant.
Considered bill the prevent interstate
shipment of prize fight picture films.
Prescribing for China
J ', : HAH.."
Convict in Manacles
Escapes From Guards
PIERRE, S. D July 18.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) A negro who was being taken to
the penitentiary at Sioux Falls from
Lawrence county on a conviction for
forgery early this morning escaped from
his guards between this place and Blunt,
thirty miles east, while the guards were
dosing. When last seen the prisoner was
wearing shackles on both hands and feet
and was supposed to be safely manacled,
but managed to get out of the car.
Searching parties have, teen working
along the track this '. side of Blunt all
day, but tip to this evening no trace of
the man had bn found. i J
HOOSES WAITING ON DENEEN
Course , of . Third . Party, in Illinois
Depends; on Governor.
WILL MEET COMMITTEE MONDAY
Refuses to Intimate What His
Answer Will Be to Reqnest to
. '' Head Roosevelt state
' Ticket. ( i
CHICAGO, July 19.-Whether Governor
Dcneen will support President Taft or
Colonel Roosevelt was at the Roosevelt
headquarters today admittedly tlij mobt
Important question . affecting Uw third
party movement so far as Illinois Is
. Upon It will depend largely, it is said,
the question whether a third party tteket
is to be put out in Illinois, or whet'ier ,
Colonel Roosevelt's name alone Is to be
submitted to the voters as an !ndoponlent
SPRINGFIELD. III., July 19.-1 n roply
to a letter received this morning front
Medill McCormick, Governor Penoeu set
Monday as the day to meet the KnoKf
velt party committee, appointed for the
purpose of waiting upon the r 'pub lean
state officials, who are candidates for
election, and ascertain whether thpy will
support Taft- or Roosevelt. 'Jovernor
Deneen has given no Indication of -!iat
his answer will be.
I nder the Oaks In Jackson.
JACKSON, Mich, July 19.-Under the
oaks In Jackson, where on July 6, 1854,
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state progressive party convention will
be called to order tomorrow. The con
vention will adjourn to a han to carry on
its regular business.
Word was received today from Senator
Joseph Dixon that he would attend the
The impression prevails today that a
state ticket will not be named. There is
agitation afoot, however, to have the
convention go on record In favor of Gov
ernor Osborn for another term. The gov
ernor has refused to leave the republican
party. ' jj
St a hits Asks for MandnniuJ,'
TOPEKA, Kan., July 19.-Acttng under
Instructions from Governor Stubbs the
attorney general today filed in the su
preme court an application for a writ of
mandamus to compel county clerks to
prepare the primary ballots for tho elec
tion of August 6, and to prevent the ad
herents of President Taft from hindering
the work by injunction proceedings. The
court set, the hearing of t. e case for to
morrow morning. , -' ,
The petition is a general denial of the
charges brought against the Roosevelt
presidential electors, including the com
plaint that the signatures to the nomina
tion papers were obtained by fraud and
false pretense. '
Texas Electors for Roosevelt.
HOUSTON, Tex., July 19.-Colon! Cecil
A Lyon here today said ; "If there is to
be a third party organized In Texas the
men who placed themselves . beyond the
pale of the republican organization' will
have to form it The supporters of Presi
dent Taft are the men I refer to. I am
at the head of the republican organiza
tion in Texas, and I Intend to stay there.
Colonel Roosevelt Is the republican nomi
nee for president, and our Texas electors
are already named and Instructed for
toning up. For your case I have a
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MADISON VOTES FOR TAFT
Republicans Unanimously Endorse
. ' Administration of Executive.
CONDEMN MOVE TO STEAL PARTY
Platform of thtcage Convention
Meets with Favor ana Is I nan I
to Lincoln Chosen.
NORFOLK,! Neb July 19.-(Specll Tel.
cgram.) Muaiijou , county , republicans In
onventlon thU "afternoon, unaniniouoly
endorsed the administration of PrentUent
William IlojyaVd .Taft and condemned the
effort to steal the republican QWtiilsa-UonJ.-Ntbiexlft-
for a Rousevclt party.
The following resolutions were adopted:
'"Resolved, 'That we, tne, republicans of
Madison county,'-Nebraika; In convention
assembled.' hereby.' iMidnrpA ' th dmlnl.
..;ffratlbri of William. H. Taft slid the plat-
. i ..... . . . t ,, . , .
iorm aaopiea Dy die repuDiicsn national
"Resolved, That we recognise William
Howard Taft as the nominee of the re
publican ' party for president of the
United States and we condemn the effort
being made In this stats to turn the re
publican; Organization tV a third party
movemehti and be further ' ; :
:'ResolveU, That we hereby instruct the
delegates from this county to the state
oonveiiutlon to use all honorable means
to secure to the electVm of William H,
Taft for president."
The following delegates to the state
convention "were selected: ,
Burt Mapes, Norfolk;' C, E. Burnhain,
Noriolk; T. K. Alderson, Madison; C. fl.
Smith, Madison; Hurry BarneM, Battle
Creek; H. E.' Mason, Meadow Grove,
Georse H. Uutru, .Newman Grove; F. L.
i Putney, Tllden; M. Gross, Madison; Her
i man Hogrefe, Battle Creek: George N.
Besls, Norfolk: W. R. Martin, EnoTa; N.
A. Huse, Norfolk; E. D. Hammond, Nor
folk. , j
u.. tvoa Rennlilii-nua Elect Delegates,
CHADRON, Neb., June 19.-(Speclal.)-Dawcs
county republican convention, held
here yesterday, was Klinily attended. G.
T. H. Babcork was elected chairman nd
L. p. Brown secretary. The delegates
elected to attend the state "convention
were II. O. Mead, Alva Slatlery, R.
Bttird, John Howard, J. D. Heywood snd
Gtorge Gorton, all supposed to be Roose
velt men except Judge Build. National
politics not mentioned.' Resolutions were
j ftaoptf d endor8,njf Norrl8 for , enUo,
. Kinua d rnv
..'iiu vvufei cooinaii, jvryuuiua lor
j state senator and Rooney for county at
torney. H. D. Mead was re-eU-cted chair
man of the county committee :ind J. F.
Lawrence was elected secretary.
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Attending surgeons made an examina
tion of H. Hugo Brandeis at Wise Me
morial hospital last night snd found
the patient to be In a satisfactory condi
tion. Though Mr. ' Brandelj was very
weak following the operation his vitality
has held out well and Indications are that
lie will pass the critical period safely.
LONDON DOCK STRIKERS
ASK G0MPERS FOR AID
LONDON, July 19. -The leaders of the
London dock strike today sent a cable
gram to Samuel Gompers, ' president of
the American Federation of Labor, ask
ing for Immediate financial assistance.
The local finances have become ex
hausted and the leaders fear that the
'strikers will be starved into an uncon
Rain Ends Firemen's Races.
SIOUX CITY, la., July 19.-(8pectal
Telegram.) Heavy rain made racing Im
possible today and put a quick end to
the Iowa Firemen's tournament. All vis
iting teams left for home today.
Slonx City Publisher Injured.
SIOUX CITT. Ia.. July 19.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Frank Evans, one of the pub
lishers of the Mornlngstde Leader, slip
ped while crossing In front of a stroet
car and was run over. ' He lost one leg
and probably will die. '
THIRTY PERISH WHEN
TWO MINING CAMPS
Wall of Water Fifteen Feet High
Rushes Down Canyon Upon Ma
zuma and Seven Troughs.
SCORE OF BODIES RECOVERED
Exact Number of Victims Will Not
Be Known for Several Hours.
TOWNS PRACTICALLY WIPED OUT
Damage Greatest at Maznma, . Which
is Near Foot of Mountain.
COMES WITHOUT ANY WARNING
Many Buildings Are Carried Away
ad People In Streets Picked
Vp Bodily and Carried
Down the Gulch,
RENO. Nev., July 19. (Searching parties
from Lovelock and surrounding towns are
scouring the flood-swept canyon and hill
sides near Masuma and Seven Troughs,
In Humboldt county, Nevada, for bodies
of victims of tho catastrophe whlcli
washed out the two mining camps yes
Late advices from the scene of the dis
aster state that more than a score of
bodies have been recovered, and It Is be
lieved that the death list will number
thirty or more. ' - -
A revised, list of the dead la:
MRS. M cLEAN, Masuma.
MRS. REESE, Masuma.
EDNA RUDDELI postmistress. Ma-,
MRS. CONCANNON, Masuma.
THREE CHILDREN OF MRS. KEHOE
M1KK WHALE NO, Masuma. .
PERRY GILLESPfE, Masuma. . 1
The missing:- . .. . ' .
1 Mr. Kehoe, Masuma. .
At Seven Troughs no toss of life lias
been reported, but the town practically
was wiped out At Masuma a solid wall
of water fifteen feet high swept down
the narrow canyon without warning. It
carried everything before it. Just how
many victims were swept to their death
probably will' not be learned until tonight
when the searching parties return.
Rescue work brought gruesome evidence
of the tragedy. The discovery of the bod
ies of Mr. and Mrs. Trenchard was fol
lowed, by a surprise when it was found
that neither was dead. John Trenchard
Is Expected to die, but hope is held out
that his wife will recover,
v Seven Troughs . Is situated half way
ubY the mountainside, with Maznma at
the base, lj a canyon, three miles sway.
The wall of water; Swept down the can
yon, carrying buildings before it and
evtrlurnlng tfis MaSUtatj hotel.
j. nose in iB-teev-Brs.fiarriea aown
the.gulch, and many were cast to safety
along the sides of the. canyon.. Word
was received from. Vernon by telephone,
Ond doctors, . nurses and automobiles
with provisions have gone from Lovelock.
At mile of track of the Nevada &
California, narrow gauge branch of the
Southern. Pacific was washed out b.
tween Mlna and Keeler. -
TAKES NINETY BALLOTS
ESTHERVILLE, Ia July 19. (Special.)
-The Fourteenth judicial district repub
lican convention assembled here Tuesday
and Wednesday of this week to nominate
a Judge to succeed the present incumbent,
A. D. Bailie of Storm Lake. After the
ninetieth , ballot Wednesday Afternoon
they adjourned to meet-again August t
I at Emmetsburg. A large delegation was
J In attendance. The candidates for the of
fice, were: Nelson J. Lee of Esthervllle;
IF, G. Klrkpatrlck. Spencer; A D. Bailie,
Storm Lake; F. G. Harrington. Algona;
F. C. Davidson, Emmetsburg, and Fred
Gilchrist of Laurens, la. Each county
delegation remained steadfast for their
favorite men and no give-In was notice
able. N. J. Lee had the most votes at
; any one time, but not enough to nofti
I inate, as it requires 33.
THREATENED DROUTH IS
BROKEN AT HARTINGTON
; HARTINGTON, Neb.. July l.-Speclal
Telegram.) What threatened to be a seri
ous drouth was bcoken last night by a
splendid rain of several hours' duration,
which was general ' throughout " Cedar
county and which has occasioned great
rejoicing. There was over two Inches of
rainfall, whleh. insures the corn crop and
t will greatly benefit other crops as well.
It Is the first good rain this location has
had in several weeks.
M'NEALLY IS SECRETARY
TO CHAIRMAN HILLES
DUBUQUE. Ia., July 19. (Special Tele,
gram.) Lee McNeally, private secretary
to late Senator Allison of Iowa and later
a resident of South Dakota where the.
town McNeally was named after him, to
day accepted a position as private secre
tary to Manager HUles of the Taft cam
paign. He departs for New York tomor
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