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VOL. XLH-NO. 33.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 26, 1912. TEN PAGES.
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NOT NAME TICKET IN
NORTH SJAR STATE
Decision is Beached at Conference
with Minnesota Boll Hoosera
; at Oyster Bay.
PLAN TO STEAL TAFT SLATE
Primary Hominees to Besign and
Bun by Petition.
COLONEL TO TAKE OFFENSIVE
Will Try to Place Opponents on the
Defensive at Outset
WILL NOT TALK OF BBYAN
Roosevelt Refases to DiaonM Report
that Nebraska Will Follow Hie
Trail Throng-hoot the
OTSTER BAT, N. X, July 25.-The
national progressive party will not put
a ticket In the field In Minnesota. This
decision was . reached today at a con
ference between Colonel Roosevelt and
Lieutenant. Governor Sam . Gordon of
Minnesota and C J. Knapp, a member
of the Minnesota legislature..
"The progressives are in; control of 'the
republican party in Minnesota," said
Mr. .. Gordon. "Under .the law. it . is
necessary, to run the names of Taft and
Sherman with the regular republican
candidates; . for presidential electors.
To meet this condition the candidates
already chosen, almost all-of whom are
Roosevelt men will resign and the same
men will - be nominated by 'petition as
progressive republicans. .. , . -Under
this plan, It was explained there
will be two sets of republican candidates
for electors on the ballot, one of them
running under the names of Taft and
Sherman; and one under the names of
the "third party" candidates.
" Will Not Talk of "Bryan.
July 25. Colonel ; Roosevelt . smiled to
day when he was told of reports, that
William Jennings Bryan would ; follow
his trail through the campaign.
"Bryan?", he asked. The colonel's jaw
shot forward aggressively and his teeth
came together with a sharp click. "I
don't' see that there is anything for me
to say at this ilme," be added.
It was pointed out that Colonel Roose
velt 'land 4 Colonel Bryan have crossed
swords ii two national campaigns and
that the lex-president is thoroughly fa
miliar with the characteristics of the
Nebraakan, while thus tar he had had no
opportunity J to become acquainted with
the.rightinK qualities or tne democratic
nomlvimir-ClMi .fcocasvsU ,1b
tends to attack the democratic and re-
publican orranistfloh with equal -vigor
4 as he has . already done, la the hope of
piacjnghi?: opponents on? the drenslve,
at the outset. .'t1-. v. .';.'.
Criticises Livingston Report, -r j
Colonel Roosevelt was Irritated by the
opinion given by Jacob Livingston, New
York state election commissioner to the
effect that under the law no candidates
for presidential electors could be named
by petition by the national progressive
party in this state.
"That seems to ' be a development of
theS national committee's idea that it la
, "Mr. Livingston will : find " that he . is
much mistaken. He will find that the
people are. supreme and that he and the
politicians are the servants of the people
and not their masters." . . ;
The colonel said that 'he expected
visits from , several of his political ad
visers ' late ' today. , With. them' he ex
pects to go over some of the main points
of his Chicago speech.
, Lieutenant Governor - Gordon of Min
nesota and C. T. Knapp of Minneapolis
reached Oyster Bay this afternoon.' 'They
said they had come to discuss the Min
nesota situation ' with ' Colonel Roosevelt
fRANK T. SEABRIGH V
'LOS 'ANGELES,- Cat, ' July ,25-Fra'nk
T. Seabright humorist and Journalist, and
formerly president of the American Press
Humorists' association. Is -critically ill
at the . Clara - Barton ' hospital and his
physicians stated today there was little
hope for bis recovery. Mr. Seabright suf
fered severe injuries In an - automobile
accident several months ago, since which
time he has been practically helpless,
TELEPHONE MERGER IN
SIOUX CITY GIVEN A JOLT
SIOUX CITY, Is.. July 2. (Special Tele
gram.) City Attorney Strong today gave
the proposed merger of the Sioux City
Telephone company and the Iowa Tele
phone company a hard Jolt by ruling that
the council could not sanction the merger
rud that the matter would have to go to
a vote of the people. ,
Forecast till 7 p. m. Friday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
-Fair tonight and Friday; slightly cooler
tonight; warmer Friday, . ,
6 a. m. ....... 72
6 a. m 70
7 a. nK. .... 7
S a. m. ........... 78
I a. m... 78
10 a. m.. ......... 81
II a. m 83
12 TIle.taseae -S3
fn) 1 P. m. 88
JJJi . J p. m S7
3 p. m.. '... 89
Local Weather Record.
1312. 1ML 1910. 1909.
Lowest last night 70 67 49 62
Precipitation ; 03 .00 .61 .76
Normal temperature for today, IT de
- Deficiency in precipitation since March
1, 7.57 inches.
Deficiency corresponding period, 1S1L
9.01 Inches. ..
Deficiency - corresponding period, 1910,
MK'WiU. . . . .. ........
Helen Gould Objects
to Preacher's Slurs
at Bachelor Maids
GRAND , JUNCTION, Colo., July 23.
Rev. Elmer V. Huffner, Just resigned as
pastor of the' First Christian church, who
delivered a sermon recently advocating
the exile of "old maids" to a barren Is
land as waste humanity, has found aim
self at issue with Miss Helen Gould, of
New York. .
In a letter he Just received Miss Ctauld
declared that many preachers would be
without work, and .without, .wives .and
homes were It not for old maids.
"Glancing over a Denver paper, I n-
tice an item, concerning your sermon on
Love, Courtship and Marriage," sue
wrote. "One part of which I especially
notice saying that all old bachelors and
bachelor maids should be Isolated on an
Island so they could not hinder the prog
ress of civilization. I do not know way
you made this statement,' but t feel 'that
it is a great Injustice to the bachelor
maids of our country. . There are, I admit.
many man haters In the world, but a
great many bachelor maids are not liv
ing alone because they' so choose, but be'
cause they have been unable to find a
suitable companion. -'"I
must admit that I am speaking from
the standpoint of the bachelor maid. I
feel that such persons as myself are not
hindering the progress of civilization, but
advancing It If I had found a suitable
helpmate, I might have spent my money
in a 'different way, and a "way which
might not have done as much good as It
'Please think this question over and
before preaching on this subject again,
make up your mind that there is some
good in .living a. single life.?
Mountain Clans in
Virginia Are Lining
Up for. Big Fight
JONESVILLE, Va., July 2o.-T!w kill
ing of Dr. James W. Walden, a prominent
democrat, last night by Perry Wallin, a
republican leader, has fanned to a 'threat
ened outbreak the smoldering political
feud In the . Black '. Water llstrlct. All
through the mountain district the clans
are lining ;up. ' .
The coming trial of ' 200 mountaineers
charged with vote selling is causing tne
local authorities to make preparations
for the protection of the court and Jury.
They fear an outbreak paralleling the
tragedy, at 1 Hlllsvllle last March when,
with the exception of one man, the en
tire human fabric of the court was wiped
out. '.."' ...
Judge Skeen today got a message from
the. mountains, readings -.; .
"There are-thirty-eight in our party.
Before we, wll submit to going to jail we
wiu.oia.and go to hell.' : ' .
Butter Finn Bids
CHICAGO, July. 25. Thomas A. Comer.
ville, a member of the quotation commit
tee of the Chicago Butter and Egg board,
testifying in., the . government's suit to
restrain the board from "controlling the
market,"., said bis firm was able to se
cure the ' entire output of a number of
creameries' by offering a premium over
the price set by the board. He said that
in January, 19XL his firm paid half cent
a pound more than the market
Representatives of the United States
district attorney's office watched the pro
ceedings closely today to obtain grounds,
if any exist, for criminal prosecution of
the ' butter and egg board for violation
of the anti-trust law prohibiting the re
straint of trade;
Doubt Cast About .
' Death of Denver Girl
DENVER, July 25. Developments seem
ingly strangely contradictory to the the
ories of suicide, accidental death, or even
of death at all. have resulted in the A a.
mand by two Insurance companies for the
exhuming of the body buried as that of
Miss Candaoe wheeler of this city and
Brooklyn, N. Y... after she was reported
drowned. Their attorney here will con
fer today with the attorney for Dr. J. H.
W.' Meyer, "the beneficiary of 812,500 Insur
ance left by Miss Wheeler. .
Miss Wheeler, a young woman of com
fortable circumstances, visiting a lake
resort a few weeks ago, suddenly declared
she wished to catch a fish "all by her
self." She rowed out . to a cluster of
reeds. Two soldiers saw her in the boat.
and a few minutes later found the boat
empty. ; ,
After dredging for two days a bod v.
Identified as that of Miss Wheeler, was
recovered and burled.
MURDERER OF MADGE YORKE
DIES IN PHILADELPHIA
NEW YORK, July 25.-James B. Gen-
ley, a former actor, found dead in a hotel
here today, was Involved in a sensational
murder in Philadelphia several years ago.
He was - infatuated with Madge Yorke,
both being members of "The Baggage
Check" company, but ' she refused to
marry him, and on February 17, 1896,
when the company was in Philadelphia,
Genley shot and killed her. He escaped.
but was found the next day In Fairmont
park almost dead from cold and exhaus
tion. Genley was convicted on June 27, 1S96,
and sentenced to be hanged. The sen
tence was commuted on April 2L 1897, to
lmpriSonment ior life, and efforts to have
him pardoned were ' successful - June 23,
EMPEROR OF JAPAN
IS SLIGHTLY BETTER
TOKIO, July 25.-At 8 o'clock this even-
ing an official bulletin said:
"The emperor's condition Is unchanged.
except that his pulse has been reduced
to 100." -
This tnorning his. pulse .was 106 to 110.
Boosevelt Men Withdraw from Jfceg
nlar Convention and Hold Their ,
NAME FIVE SETS OF DELEGATES
Resolutions Passed Commending the
PRAISE ROSEWATER'S FAIRNESS
Regulars Adopt Resolutions Compli-
. menting Him. :
SALINE COUNTY FOR TAFT
Resolutions Favor President -Lin-
cola County Favors Recall of
Judges and Their Decisions .
by Close Vote,
BEATRICE, Neb., July 25.-(6pectal
Telegram.) Two republican ' conventions
were held today. The Roosevelt forces
were In control and organized the con
ventlbn without opposition. General Colby
Introduced a resolution which he tried to
have considered, in which the Taft ad
ministration was endorsed and the party
was pledged to support all republicans
from the top to the bottom of the ticket
The Roosevelt forces refused to let this
be considered and refused to discuss It
Over the protest of the Taft forces, the
Roosevelt faction filed out at noon. Gen
eral Colby called upon all ' republcana
favorabae to the republican nominees, to
remain. About half of the delegates re
mained in the court room and organized
a convention of their own.
Fulton Jack was elected chairman. A
resolution commending the Taft adminis
tration and complimenting Victor Rose
water for his honorable course In the na
tional committee was adopted. The reso
"Resolved,' That we, the republicans of
Gage county Nebraska, ' in convention
assembled, hereby endorse the republican
platform adopted at the national repub
lican convention held in, Chicago in' June,
1912, and we pledge our loyal support to
the republican national ticket William
H. Taft for president and .James S. Sher
man for vice president, and to such state,
congressional and county nominees who
support the national nominees and plat
form of the republican party, and be it
"Resolved, That it Is the sense of this
convention and we hereby, demand that
all republican electors who have been
nominated on the republican ticket shall
pledge themselves In wrttng to support
If elected, William H. Taft for president
and James S. Sherman as vice president
of the United States, and unless they do
make such pledge they resign or. be re
moved.' arid 4 that their places may he
filled by .loyal republicans who win be
faithful to the trust, and be it furjthef
i Rose-water" Landed. ' -
"Resolved, .That we commend the fear
less . and . honorable . course cof 'i Victor
Rosewater' as J republican committeeman
from the state of. Nebraska;, for ."the fair,
just and Impartial manner in which he
presided oy(-i. the deliberations of
the . nationals republican . committee , at
Chicago." J- .' . .
Taft delegates to the republican state
convention: f , , . ; :
Samuel Rlnaker, I f W. Colby, Charles
McColi, John Stroemer, R,J. Kllpatrick,
James Casebefcr, ' George lM. Steeee Philip
Bindefiiagel, W. W. Scott John Dobbs,
Ed Hinds. R W. Sabin, P. C. Drew, R.
R. Kyd, C. B. Dempster, Harry Foster,
Christ Anderson, H. J. Dobbs, R H.
Begole, D. W. Cook, John R Ellis, H. A.
Miller, Jesse Newton. S. .C. Smith, John
Wardlaw, George Humphrey, J. C. Emery,
J. M. Howe and Adam McMullen.
The Robsevelt forces . returned ; to the
court room after lunch and finished their
business. They adopted resolutions 'de
claring support of the national republican
ticket to be unnecessary as a test of
party loyalty commending Norrls, 'Ald
rlch, Congressman Sloan and endorsing
all republican candidates except the na
tional ticket "' -V- Ty,'; i :. ' ;,,'v ,
The Roosevelt delegates chosen' were:
H. E. Sackett chairman ;-J.i. I. Shaw,
Dr. F. J. Woods, D. K. Calkins, H. W.
Stelnmyer, Dr. C'S. Boggs, W. E. Rob
bins, C. P. iorn, J. W. Marples, George
Corlln, Dr. W. M. Thomas, Dr. I. N.
Pickett. K. W. Bockens, Ed Johnson, J.
A. Reullng, L. Brldenthal, W. Garfltt
S. J. Lewis, H. L. Mlllen. W. H. Atkin
son. D. W. Carre, H. E. Spafford, E. L.
Hevelon, W. S. Bourne, Ray Weaverling.
, Saline County for Taft.
WILBEK, Neb., July 26.-(Speclal Tele
gramsThe republican convention was
held here today. The present administra
tion and all previous republican admin
istrations were endorsed. The delegates
to the state convention are. G. M. Mur
phy, S. P. Ojera, Hugh McCargar I. A.
Kessler, . Thomas Lane, R M. Proudfit
Thomas Rlnehimer, P. F. Dodson, T. A.
Clements, Joseph Sobotka, Henry Keller,
(Continued on Second fagc.)
Guilty of Murder
CODY,, Wya,- July 25.-(Speclal.)-The
first trial by jury for the crime of .murder
In the new county of Park ended yester
day in a verdict of acquittal for John F.
Cunningham, who was charged with kill
ing Juan Sanches, a Mexican sheep
herder, In August, 1912.
Prosecuting Attorney Wells tried this,
his first case, as state's attorney and
lost The men to have the distinction of
being the first jurymen are Harry Thurs
ton, Alcott Johnson, Thomas Monk, S.
L Parke, J. V. Corder, Louis Chervais,
Ben C. Brown, Henry Slrrine, E. O. Simp
sen, Nels Nordqulst A B. Larson and G.
R. Winchester. .
The defendant showed that Sanches was
the aggressor In a quarrel over range.
Sanches, it was shown, bore an evil repu
tation as a gunman and fighter.' Cun
ningham testified he shot Sanches as he
was riding rapidly down upon him and
apparently reaching for his gun, which
the Mexican habitually wore in his- boot
leg. It was shown that Sanches had
threatened to "get" Cunningham the day
preceding the killing and that Cunning
ham had been warned of the Mexican's
threats, but laughed A them. Cunning
ham proved a most excellent character
and reputation and his acquittal seems to
be generally approved... , . j
Woodrow Wilson Had to Go Start that Limerick
From the Chicago Post ,
shapiro m m tn
Chauffeur of Murder Car Agrees to
Torn State's Evidence.
BEISLER MAKES AN AFFIDAVIT
Joha . the Barber" Says Ho Saw
Bridgls Webber Bnnnin Away .
' -- from Scene of . Rosea
NEW YORK. July 25.-Efforts to dis
cover ths Identity of the men who plotted
Gambler Herman Rosenthal's death have
been balked for the. time by the failure
of the police to round, up the-gang that
murdered him - With ; the exeeptio of,
Harry Vallon, .not on of tht gray autp
mobtlps's zasenerf v ia etn .arrested
since the killing,' nine days ago. ., y j i '
. .District Attorney Whitman today scored
what be believes to : bit two important
polnu in the Rosenthal murder case. The
first, he counted ? when John J.. Reisler,
otherwise known-as ."John the Barber,'
previously to the arraignment on a per
Jury charge, made an affidavit regarding
"Brldgle" Webber's connection with the
case.- The second, , even more Important
came in the anouncement that William
Shapiro,: chauffeur, of the "murder car,"
would turn' state's evidence, telling all
ho knew, about the case . this, afternoon.
Shapiro's statement is expected to do
much toward fixing the responsibility for
Rosenthal's murder. .
Sees Webber Ran Away.
Relsler's affidavit stated that he and
his wife were in the' vicinity of. the Hotel
Metropole on the. night of the killing.
I went over to where Rosenthal's body
was lying and' observed 'Brldgle'- Webber
running away from the - scene of the
crime," said Reisler. "I asked a man
known as 'Kid' Lewis, 'What is Brldgle
Webber running away for?' t did not
catch Lewis' reply."
Lieutenant Becker,' who was invited by
the grand Jury to appear nd give testi
mony, widuhis- appearancaln the criminal-.
eourt bull4UbttuWitternooa nd
announced thathe was- ready, to testify.
He went to the district attorney's office
end there waited . with ' Costigan and
Reilly,. who also had responded to invita
tions to be escorted by District Attorney
Whitman into the grand Jury room.
Manicure is Charged
CHICAGO, July 25.4-Anna "Hbffart, a
manicure, 31 years old,, was arrested last
night on a charge, of having . kidnaped
the .6-year-old daughter of Joseph Dan
iels, a barber. 'The Jftdtlveof ttie offense
Is alleged to be a "warran'r-whioh Daniels'
wife recently swore out against her hus
band and the manicure. Misconduct that
the wife complained of was not proven
and Miss Hoffart is said to- have de
manded 1500 recompense, which If not
paid would result In the Daniels' child
being kidnaped. . , ... .
The child disappeared yesterday after
Mrs. Daniels had left ; Chicago to visit
relatives In New York. Detectives found
the child later in the apartments o Miss
Hoffart, who was said to be preparing to
start for Pittsburgh, Pa.
The National Capital
Thursday, Jaly 25," 10 J 2.
The senate convened at 11 a. m.
Considered wool tariff revision bill with
agreement to vote on It before adjourn
ment. George R Sheldon, treasurer of the re
publican national committee in 1908, gave
to committee investigating campaign
funds bis version of Edward H. Harri
man's contribution to the Roosevelt fund
in 1904. .
Conferees reported a disagreement with
the house on battleship program which
holds up the naval appropriation bill.
Chairman Burnham of agriculture com
mittee stated a further conference on the
agricultural appropriation bill would be
held Friday and efforts made to hasten
' The house convened at noon.
' General deficiency appropriation bill
reported by Chairman Fitzgerald
i t i
House Demos May- a
WASHINGTON, July 2B.-Representa-tve
Sulzer of New York started the dr
qulatlon of a petition today calling for
another democratic caucus on ths battle
phlp question. Mr. Sulzer thinks that
when absentee democrats return, a cau
cus will authorise the construction of one
battleship, for which the senate is stand
tpg. :- -
The house today receded from its stipu
lation that all navy coal shall be mined
under '' eight-hour labor -conditions, and
agreed to a round-the-world wireless system.-
with stations in Panama California,
Hawal, Samoa. ' Guam and the Philip
pines. 'The, house oppossd.'the establish
ment Of i station on the Washington r
Alaskan coast 'vvr5'f .i
: Art amendment was also ' agreed m
which -will cause to be built on the -Pacific
coast 'one, of vthe new .fuel ships
authorized. ' - ' ' . ; 1", ' '
The senate amendment applying the federal-
eight-hour law jto all government
naval contracts rather than1, a provision
that alt . contracts must be under eight
hours' work conditions' was accepted' by
the house,'.' ' ' ""' '
Demand Closing of 1
CONSTANTINOPLE, July 25.-A group
of Turkish military officers: today .tlodged
a demand with the , president fit the
chamber of deputies that the. chamber be
closed within twenty-four hours. -
Hartzell Guilty of
. Robbing Mummy
CHICAGO. July 25.-A verdict of guilty
was returned today against John C. Hart
zell, who was accused of stealing from
the Haskell Oriental Museum of the Uni
versity of Chicago a small bar of gold,
once the amulet of a Pharaoh.' -
Finger prints in the dust on the mu
seum case which were ' declared to. coin
cide with the finger prints of Hartzell,
were Introduced by the state to prove the
guilt of the accused.
The trial before Judge Kersten was
marked by tilts between university pro
fessors and counsel for the defendant on
details of history touching the antiquity
of the amulet.
Little Girl Killed
SHERIDAN,' Wyo., July 25.-A 6-year-old
daughter, of M. Walsh,' a ranchman
who. lives, five miles northwest of Sheri
dan, was caught out In a hailstorm of
Monday and so badly bruised that she
died yesterday. Damage by the storm
in Sheridan county is estimated at
NEGRO LAWYER ATTACKS
WOMAN AND IS KILLED
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 2S.-A.fter
he had shot a young woman who resisted
when .he attacked her here today J. B.
Brown, a negro lawyer, was killed as he
sought refuge In the home of another
negro. The young woman was Miss
Maude Sumner. Brown got Into 'her home
and began firing when she fought him
off. Miss Sumner was slightly hurt
Little Rock officials believe Brown was
the black who attacked numerous women
here during the last six months. Brown's
slayer was Sam Collins. He shot when
Brown tried to clamber Into a rear window.-
Beveridge Temporary Chairman.
CHICAGO, July 25.-Former Senator A.
J. Beveridge of Indiana has been chosen
temporary chairman of the ' national
convention of the progressives In Chicago,
August 6. This announcement was made
today by, Senator Joseph M. Dixon.
v Shoot .
NORMS RESUMES US ATTACK
Nebraska ;. Congressman Continues
Address on Chicago Convention.
MORE CHARGES AGAINST, TAFT
Ho Says Delegates Won Over to the
.President's Cms Have Been '
.' Provided with Good ,
WASHINGTON, " July 25,-Representa-tlve
Norrls, progressive republican, of Ne
braska resumed his speech In the house
today., attacking the nomination of Prealt
dent Taft by the Chicago convention. He
renewed his ' charge of' yesterday that
delecationa from certain, southern states
were virtually all office holders lent to
the conyention to insure, the nomination
of the -president ir,ww!vv''.?'.i '
i tak6g : up specifically the Texas dele
gation, he read a letter purporting to
have1 bead sent ' t republicans in, that
state vfsfdrs the -invention , by V Ht F.
Magrefor. who overthrew i Colonel Cecil
Lyon as: national - committeeman. The
letter -warned the office holders that-the
patron would not be. In ; the hands of
Colonel 'Lyon on the re-election-of Mr.
TaftA : -." - - ' v
i Beferrirlg to. the activities of the Taft
manageri'iln " Ohio and Massachusetts,
Mri Norrls declared that in the face, of
preferential primaries carried 'for 'Roose
velt 'President Taft 'com mended his man
agers to" fight the contests to the-last
ditch. .- .... ' ;
. "And what became of the Taft delegates
who - wtre won over?" he asked. ; . "The
moist ;W them are In office; they have
got thejr reward and" the nation is foot
ing the Mil.' V . "' V
Reads List Of New Officials. ,
"Mr. Norrls cited a list of new office
holders who, he said, had been rewarded
for voting for Mr. Taft In the convention.
' "I hope the time will come," cried Mr.
Norrls, "when a man who gains or holds
office by the bribery of patronage will
be held In the estimation of the American
people 'as guilty as he who buys office
with cold cash." " V "
Taking up the Thirteenth Indiana con
test. Mr.. Norrls said the district conven
tion was made riotous by the Taft -men
who were in the minority. . Taft delegates
were elected and seated at Chicago.
.'"And yet", said, Mr. Norrls, "Senator
Beveridge submitted an affidavit signed
by; a majority of i the delegates , to the
district convention that they had voted
against the election of Taft delegates.','
.Mr.lNorris' parting shot at the Chicago
convention was to refer to It as "the
Worst political highway robbery ever com
committed In this country." .
Representative Humphrey of Washing
ton, republican, announced his intention
of replying to Mr. Norrls later.
Traction Company is
Insolvent Because of
.! BLUFFTON,; Ind., July 25.-As a result
of ' ths , head-on collision between two
cars on the Marion, Bluffton & Eastern
Traction line at Marlon. which caused
the deaths of four persons and Injuries
to sixty, the -Union Savings and ' Trust
company of this city was today appointed
receiver for the line. Operation of ths
road ; will be continued. H. C Arnold,
president of the traction line, admitted
that the company was Insolvent and said
that It would have no money . to pay
claims or judgments growing out of the
Forty Babies Named'
for Woodrow Wilson
SEA GIRT. N. J . July 25,-Forty new-
born babies in every section of the United
States have been named for Governor
Wilson sines bis nomination for the pres
idency by " the democratic ' convention.
Every day adds to the number of letters
telling. him he has been "honored" by
new namesakes.' Still struggling with his
acceptance speech, the governor has "rot
had time to read all the letters. -
ARE TOLL TAKEN BY
STORMS AND FLOODS
Series of Cloudbursts in Southwest
ern Pennsylrania Turn Moun
: tain Streams Into Torrents.
SIXTY-ONE DEAD OR MISSING
Heaviest Loss is at' Superba Mine, .
; "Where Fifteen Men Drown.
hlANY WORKINGS ARE FLOODED
Will Be Months Before Some of
Them Can Be Cleared.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ENORMOUS
Deraatated Region Extends Far. Vp
Yoaarhtoshcnr Valley ' Into j
- West Virginia Death . ,
, List Still Incomplete
PITTSBURGH.' Pa. July 2S.-Death and-
desolation' spread broadcast Nover 'the
southwest 'counties yesterday ana last
nlgtTt, through cloudbursts and overflow--Ing
streams. ihret score or more lives
are the toll, while the damage to homes
and industries cannot be estimated. - ' -Fifteen
lives wc to lost In Superba Mine
No. X near Uniontown;-seventy-five mln-'
ers narrowly etcaped death, wnjie ironv
manv other suctions coma renorts of lives
lost by' the mountain torrents rushing .
Into mine slopes. , 1 ' '
During the night meager reports til-
tered in ' that it later verified will . run'
the list of fatalities up to sixty-one. The .,
places and number reported to have been
drowned at each are as follows: ' , .
Union town, Pa., fourteen drowned.' i
Smock,' Pa., located In Redstone valley '
fourteen reported drowned. j.
Grindstone, Pa., fourteen miners miss- j ?
Ing and reported drowned.
At Linn, I Pa., two miners reported
drowned ,- , ..'.. .
At Wheellrtg, W Va.. three drowned. ,
At Lemont Pa, mine, tour miners re
ported drowned. t '
At Ellen wood. Pa., H. L. King, wife and
child drowned. -
At New Martinsville, -six reported
drowned. .'j .
' Monongah, W. Va, one drowned. ' .
: Fairmont W. Va.,' two drowned.
Of this list of sixty-one fatalities, ' it
has been possible to account definitely
for twenty-three.- Those who are known
to have met death are at Unlontown,
Wheeling, Ellenwood, Fairmont ' and
Monongah.- '..' "
Admittedly the death' list will ' not be
known for many days, it will uks
months to clear up some of the mines of '
water.:." '';;'.,'. '"?: .'!,. ', " ; ' -;'
.'"..Mfttadreils'Ars Homeless. ' Kj'y:
. Hundreds of families," oeserting, homes '
In ,a mad rush' for safety' on the moun
tain' Sides, sought shelter beneath 1m
prevised Sdacks and ' tents, . toward the
construction of which eVery ; available
plecs of debris 'was -turned . to account
At daybreak shivering women and chil
dren' gaied oyer" the scene of desolation
in ,tt ,upper Toughlogheny valley, and.
as- the waters, receded, upturned dwell-
lhgs, shattered buildings and crumbled
piles of mortar were held In a conglomer
ate mass by a railroad bridge or trestle,1
or the -progress of the debris had bwrt
Impeded -by, some j larger and rtaunclier '
building. "v- - ': "-.' 1 ' '
fIt' was long after' midnight before ths'
waters began to recede. Rain had ceased
falling some hours earlier, but the heavy
precipitation soon made the usually dry
beds of mountain torrents veritable cta'
racts. 'y ' i
Floods" In "these realonii era f - '
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occurrence, for ' whloh preparations are i
made and comparatively little damage is
done; freshets caused by' heavy summer
rains occur several times a season, but
tne heavy waterfalls are carried away;
with only little damage. The cloudburst1
of, yesterday., however, came bafnra th
district had recovered from more than
twenty-four hours of torrential rains on
Sunday and with every stream bankful.
soon All were out of their banks.-".--
, This morning as the watera cleared
away, a stricken community gases at th
power of the elements. Heavy rocks have
been spilt, heavy railroad iron has been
lifted from almost solid beds and dropped
Into rivers, while on all sides deen scare
mark the surface of the earth where the
crowding waters have made new courses
for themselves.' . J '.
Dunbar, near Connellsvllle. was inun.
dated, .The waters raged through the
main , streets,, upsetting massive struc
tures and endangering the lives of hun
dreds of persons. A cloudburst was h
cause, although it Is thought a dam broke.
The Turtle' Creek valley was visited
by a disastrous flood and the damage Is
enormous. Crops were blotted from the,
earth.'- -. ... .-;-,,' -
Railroad Traffic Impeded.
Railroad traffic . through a great terri
tory is demoralised. With four connec
tions into Unlontown the Pennsylvania
was unable . to get passengers into ths
city early today. Several railroad bridges
of that system and the Baltimore A Ohio
were torn. from foundations thought im
pregnable and hurled Into the maddened
waters. ". '.' r
Hundreds . are - homeless. Thousands
You can rent , that ;
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room: or house, and,:
rent it quick. Hundreds.:
read Bee want ads dailyy,
. and among - them axe
t - .
. i many who are looking
J for Tooms and houses, v
.. v Use The Bee now.
' ' Tyler, 1000.
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