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The Omaha Daily
MEN"' SPRING FASHIONS
What will the well-drtised man
wear this laitionT Ban Hnih, the
greatest auULMl'y on the subject In
America, ttlli nil about It In The San.
VOL. XLil-NO. m
OMAHA, SATniDAY MORN! NU, MARCH '22, TY KNIVES 1UJF,S.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
HOUSE MEMBERS ,
VOTE TO ABOLISH
CITY WATER BOARD
Sharp Debate in House Results in
Favorable Action on Ander
PEOPLE WILL CAST VOTE
Omaha to Decide Whether Commis
sion Shall Rule.
FOR ELECTION COMMISSIONER
This Measure Favored, Governor to
KECKLEY BILL FINALLY KILLED
Another Attempt to llrrhe It In
Intercut of Cnt In Freight
llntcn Fnlln III I.oiTfr
Clin in Iter.
(From a Staff Conospondent. 1
LINCOLN, March 21. (Special Tele
gram.) The house this afternoon In com
mittee of the wliolo went on record for
and against homo rule. It favored homo
mlo when It recommended the bill to
place tin wnter works of Omaha under
the Jurisdiction of the city commissioners,
thus abolishing the Water board, amended
to take effect when a majority of the
voteis at u special or general election
vote for the same.
It opposed homo rule when It recom
mended fur passage the Dodgc-Sugar-man
election bill amended to provtdo the
governor shdll appoint an election com
missioner for Douglas county.
As the latter bill came from the senato
It provided tho election commissioner
should bs appointed by the district clerk,
county clerk and treasurer. The Judiciary
committee of the house gave the ap
pointing power to the governor and the
house sustained the committee over tho
protest of several members of the Doug
las county delegation.
In discussing the bill to abolish the
Water board, Mike Lee, In defence of his
former employers, tho Water board,
started a show that for a few moments
was Intensely exciting and highly amus
ing. Lee asked those who signed the bill as
Introducers why they wanted to turn tho
water works over to the "Third ward
gang" und to explain wiy they did not
provide for a vote In all the towns which
the Water board Is trying to unlto Into
a Water district. Leo then said a co.t
spliacy. existed between the "Third ward
gang," Tom Dcnnlson and -the stock
yards to wreck the Omaha water plant.
Will Let People Vote.
Notwithstanding Leo's charges and the
fact that miniature copies 'of tho World
Ileruld containing' a cartoon td the effect
that the charter commission wnB elected
by tho Inhabitants of the red light dis
trict and an editorial to the same effect,
wcro passed U all the members, and
despite the Mr. Howell's desperate work
and despite Senator Dodge's presence on
tho floor, tho houso Insisted on giving to
the people ot Omaha tho right to say at
an election whether they wnntcd to sup
port a dual city government or place all
the government In the hands of a com
mission elected by the people. The roll
was not called, but the aye vote was
liolleti wanted to get even with those
members of the house who recently killed
one of hlH proposed constitutional amend
ments providing amendments shall be
adopted when a majority of the members
voting on a subject favor It. He pro
posed an amendment which was adopted
that before the Water boardd Is abolished
a majority of those voting at the election
shall favor It. A majority of ths Douglas
delegation favoring the bill, gladly ac
cepted the amendment. Then Uollen pro
posed that the special election be cut
out and tho question aubmitted at a
general election. This amendment was
Simon said the object of tho bill was
was to turn over to the city commission
the light to manage the water works.
He explained that when Omaha adopted
the commission form of government, It
abolished dthc park board and the police
board and each commissioner headed
some department of the city govern
ment. Under the present arrangement
the city now had to pay the city com
missioners JI.KK) each annually and pay
the Water board $3,600 annually. A city
attorney and attorneys for the Water
board; the city engineer and engineers for
the Water board.
Ho resented vigorously the statement of
Mike Lee and urged the members' not
to bo confused by Mike's efforts to
throw dirty water on tho question.
"He Is only doing It to poison your
minds," said Simon.
He expressed regret that a man from
Omaha should say that the 140,0X1 people
were under the domination of the Third
"I resent the Idea of a dirty state
ment like this."
He explained the bill did not abolish
the Water board, but left it to a vote
of the people.
Anderson called attention to the fact
that the people of Omaha had repudi
ated the Water board members as a
candidate for a placo on the charter
commission. The fireworks became so
conspicuous that Sugarman urged the
chairman to stop further washing of
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I Pennsylvania Will
, Not Bramt Temporary
! License to Friedmann
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. March 21 -No
temporary medical license will bo granted
by the Pennsylvania States Hoard of
Medical Examiners to Dr. Frledarlch
Franx Friedman of Merlin, who assertn
he has discovered a cure for tubercu
losis. Thlg statement was- made yester
day by Dr. J. M. Baldy. president of the
I board. Dr. Friedmann told four local
I llflVntrlnMa flint tin wmilff nnt innin tn
this city to perform experimental work
unless he shoutd receive a temporary
licnisc giving lilm permission to practice
"Wo will never grant Dr. Friedmann
a temporary license," declared Dr. Baldy
last night. "In the first place, tho laws
of the state do not permit such action,
and, secondly, tho members of the State
Bo5nt" of Medical Examiners do not In
tend to make themselves responsible for
Dr. Friedmann and his 'cure.' , IC Dr.
Friedmann wishes to come here and treat
patients and collect fees for treatment,
he will be compelled to take the state
board examinations similar to those
taken by anv other physician wishing to
practice In the state. We do not object,
however, to his coming here as a consult-
I Ing physician and demonstrating bis vac
I cine, and I think every physician lit tho
city will welcome him If he should como
under these conditions. We feel, how
ever, that some hospital should take the
responsibility, whether lie Is successful
Coal Claim Knew
Little Ahout It
CHICAGO, March 21. Evidence against
Albert C. Frost and four others on trial
beforo Federal Judge Landls for alleged
Alaskan land frauds was offered today
by Miss Florence Capron, formerly of
Miss Cupron testified that she was ap
proached In 1905 by C. W. Mlrrclles, for
rner trafflo manager of the Chicago &
Milwaukee Electric railway, and that he
Induced her to sign an application for
an Alaskan coal claim without her gain
ing any definite understanding of what
she was signing. Mr. Frost at this time
was head of the electric railway.
"I don't recall any of the conversation
I had with Mr. Mlrrelles," said the wit
ness, "because It made so llttlo Impres
sion on my mind. I knew In a general
way that Mr. Frost was interested In an
Alaskan railroad and that Mr. Mlrrallcs
also was interested in the same project.
He asked me to sign and as a favor I
"Did you have any personal Interest In
the matter?" asked Attorney D. B. Town
send, special assistant attorney general,
"Oh, none at all," replied Miss Capron.
"When did you first really 1now what
the papers you signed were about?'1
"WheH I was called before tho grand
Jury several weeks ago.',,
Hair Found Stored
in a Secret Cellar
on Musica Premises
NEW YORK. March 21,-Credltors of
Antonio "Mu3lcu and his son Phillip, (he
hair importers who are under arrest tn
New Orleans charged here with obtain
ing over Jl.000,000 from twenty-two banKs
through fraudulent Invoices, learned to.
day that human hair valued at JKW.IWJ
had been found In a secret subcellar of
a stable owned by the Muslcas In tho Bay
Rldgo section of Brooklyn.
Deputy sheriffs made the discovery
while conducting a search on a writ of
attachment yesterday. They found 21'i
bags of fine quality hair stored in the
cellar. An expert appraised it as wort!)
as much as J100.0W. A search nUo w.is
made of the Musica residence and the
houso was found to have been shorn ot
many of Its more valuable furnishing.
Killed by Storm in
MOBILE. Ala., March 21. An uncon
firmed rumor from lower Peach Tree
on the Alabama river. Is to tho effect
that fourteen people were killed and an
Immense amount of damage done by a
tornado which swept through that place
early last evening.
Gardner Will Not
Accept Pension Job
WASHINGTON, March 21.-Seijator
Obadlah Gardner of Maine havirur re
fused the Job of commissioner of pen
sions, it was learned today friends of
Dr. D. C. Gentsch of New Philadelphia,
O,, have renewed their efforts on his
behalf for the place. There are a num
ber of other aspirants for the place,
however, and Secretary Lane Is under
stood to be canvassing the field care
fully. Mr. Gardner Is credited with refusing
the offer because he and his friends did
not believe .the place "was big enough,''
but his friends ventured the opinion
that ho "deserved something better."
Mr. Gardner had been prominently
mentioned for the position of secretary
of agriculture when President Wilson
was making up his cabinet.
There are a number of candidates
anxious for the place, among them sev-J
eral from Indiana, backed by the In
diana delegation In congress.
John Bell of Illinois also In said to have
BUFFALO MASHER FINED
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS
BUFFALO. March 21. Leo D. Varlen. I
a waiter, miut pay a fine of JJ00 or begin !
to serve ISO days in the penitentiary, the i
heaviest sentence ever Imposed here on
a "masher." Varlen was convicted of
pressing unwelcome attentions on a 15-
year-old girl. I
EXECUTED UNOER THE
0L0 FUGITIVE LAW
Governor Gonzalas of Chihuahua
Shot by Madero Firing Squad
Which Crosses to El Paso.
ON HIS WAY TO THE CAPITAL
" Trial for an Alleged Revolu
SPIRITED AWAY TO THE SOUTH
Has Been Missing Since His Re
moval from Office.
PROMINENT LEADER OF-PEOPLE
Mnlillcr, tSrrninn Consular Ascent, In
Still Held It;- the llnertn Author
ities Dcnplte Activity ot
EL PASO, Tex., Miiroh 21. -Mexicans
arriving at Juarez from the south today
declared that they were part of a firing
squad which executed Abraham Uonzatoa.
governor of Chlhunhua under the Madero
government, a fortnight ago.
Gonzales was killed under the notorious
"fugitive law," these Mexicans declare.
The Chihuahua governor, his self-proclaimed
executioners say, was killed be
foro arriving at Torreon, while on 'iw
way from Chihuahua City to Mexico City,
where he was to have been placed on
trial for an alleged revolutlonai v plot.
At Jlmlncz tho cx-govornor was sep
arated from six other prisoners, and
alone In a single car drawn by an engine
was hurried south. At a quiet place
north of Torreon he was removed from
the car and shot, say the men who admit
Gonzales has been missing since his
removal from Chihuahua nearly threi
weeks ago. Ho was one of the most
prominent leaders of the revolutoii. Hej
was well known among American cams
men before the revolution, belnj; .i cutti
broker of Chihuahua City. Ho was ed i
cated at Notre Damo university, Sq'utn
Bend, I nd.
Mneller Still Undrr Arrest.
NOGALES. Ariz.. March 21.-Max Muel
ler, German consular agent at Hermo
nlllo, Is held by authorities at the state
capital, despite activity of German Mid
American diplomats. While Mueller has
been released from Jail, he Is said to no
held a prisoner at his home.
Will Atnek Cnnnen.
CANANEA, Mex March 21.-A de
mand for the surrender of this place was
received today by Colonel Moreno of Mio
federal garrison here. It came from
Colonel Cabral, commanding the state
forces now mobjllzlng at Del Rio, mid
way between, Canan,ea and Naco, on the
'Cabral said he would attack In the
morning and recommended that all
women and children be removed from ih4
place. Automobiles continue to hurry the
noncombatants to the border at Blsbce
and Douglas, and beforo tho time of the
threatened attack all women and chil
dren will have been removed.
Snlnrnr In Undecided.
WASHINGTON. March 21.-Inez Hala
zar, one of the rebel chiefs In northern
Mexico, scorns undecided whether ho wl'l
cast his fortunes with the Huerta forces
or with tho factions tll In arms against
them. Meanwhile Juarez Is reported un
disturbed. General Salazar Is nllowtng
railroads to be repaired and trains are
running In and out of Juarez.
The revolutionists, Pereyea and Con
tre'ras, according to reports from Du
rango, have abandoned Cuencamo and
are said to be In retreat to the north.
Durango Is quiet, but without railroad j
Will Attnek HerinoMlllo. i
OUAYMAS, Mcx.. March 2l.-It was
said officially today that 4,000 federal
troops will arrive hero Monday to proceed
against the Insurgent state authorities nt
Hermoslllo. The troops will come by
steamer from Munzanlllo, where they em
barked from tho neighborhood of Moxtci
City. Already about 1,000 federals are
Only Forty Per Cent
of Farmers Believe
in Modern Methods
WASHINGTON, March 21,-More than
40 per cent of nil farmers Interviewed
by government representatives believe !
that experience Is the only way to learn
how to farm. This percentage told agents
recently sent out by tho Department of
Agriculture that they took no Btock -In
farmers' Institutes, demonstration agents,
farm papers of Department of Agricul
ture bulletins as. an aid to making the
soil more productive.
Starting on motorcycle or on foot, four
department agents traveled through
thirty states. Interviewing every farmer
on the way and asking questions. This
inquiry revealed the fact that of the
farmers who got Department of Agricul
ture bulletins, S4 per cent read them and
IS per cent followed the suggestions con
Of those who attended farmers' insti
tutes. It was learned that f4 per cent
practiced the methods advocated there, i
Negro is Lynched for j
Murdering Aged Man;
I'NION CITY, Tenn.. March 21-John ;
Gregson, a negio, charged with shooting
and killing Samuol McClure, 70, a white
man, early this morning, was lynched
this afternoon on a prominent street cor
ner before MO to 1,000 people. McClure
was shot In his home by the negro.
TEMPERATURE VERY LOW
FOR MARCH JN THE HILLS j
DEADWOOD. S, D.. March Sl.-fcero,
weather again gripped the Blick Hill.
Ist night was the coldest period In!
Match ever remembered here. The mer
cury dropped to 18 balow in Dcadwoo'H
and still lower at higher points In the
From the Rocky Mountain Xows.
PLANS COMPLETE FOR BRYAN
Joint Reception Committee Named
to Meet Commoner and Wife.
SPEAKS AT COMMERCIAL CLUB
To lie finest of Honor nt n Ilnnqui't
In th Kvenlnir nt the Uni
versity Club Women to'
Today being "ladles' " day at tho Com
merclal club, preparations have boon
made to entertain an 'unusual number at
the lunclieqn to be- given. Mr.- ind'Mis.
Bryan-' An orchestra will offer special j
tnualo, the rooms of the club will .bo dec
orated lhrougho'ura'nd'"even the exterior
of the eighteen-story Woodmen ot the
World building will bo embellished with)
.flags and appropriate decqratlons.
For the first time tho American tia
of the Woodmen of tho Vorld, tho larg
est In Omaha, will be run up tho stntf
above tho building, a height ot nearly
300 feet from the streot.
Palms, ferns, flowers and flags will
be placed In tho dining rooms, the Horary,
lounging rooms and offices of the club
and some other decorative crfects aroj
hold unannounced for a Surprise. i
Joseph Millard, former United States j
senator from Nebraska, will proslde nt j
the luncheon. Many other prominent!
Omahans und Nebraskans will be seated
at the speaker's table.
Arrangements have been completed for
the reception of Mr. and Mrs William
Jennings Bryan when they arrive on the
Burlington train at 12:16 o'clock. A Joint
committee from tho Commercial club and 1
the University, club has been named and .
a committee of Omaha women will alio'
go to the depot to welcome Mrs. Hryii'i. j
Threo automobiles will cany tho com
mittee to tho depot and return tho guests j
to tho Commercial club, where Mr
Bryan wlil speak at the public affairs
The committee and guests will occupy
tho curs as follows: Car No. 1, Mr.
liryon, W. V. Baxter, chairman ot tho
reception commltteo of the Commercial
club; George 11. Kelly, president of the
Commercial club; Harry S. Byrne, chnlr
man of the reception committee of the
University club, and C. J. Smyth.
Car No. 'J, Mrs. Bryan, Miss Millard.
Mrs. O. T. Kastmun, Mrs. Capcr Yost
and O, T. Kastman, president of the Uni
Car No, 3, Casper K. Yost and Clement
The joint committee will meet at the
Commercial club at 11:45 'o'clock and go
from there to tho depot. They will re
turn direct to the Commercial club. Mr.
and Mrs. Bryan will be quartered at tho
In the afternoon tho reception commit
tee will escort the visitors over tho i-lty
In automobiles. They will go to tho Uni
versity club at 7 o'clock In the evening,
where a reception will bo held. The ban
quet at the University club will begin at
Mnkra .Speech nt Lincoln. j
LINCOLN. Neb.. March 21.-Ueclarlng
that In the past many smaller nations j
had been afraid to admit a foreign mcr-j
chant ot the greater countries lest a bat j
tleshlp follow, Secretary of Stute ilryuii '
today. In an address beforo the Llncouij
Commercial club, commented on the kji.
Icy of the WIIhoii administration regard
ing China and South America, and de-'
dared that it would cause a friendly
feeling' in those countries toward Amer-
Mr. Bryan suggested that the city erect
a statue of Thomas Jefferson us a com-,
panlon to the momorlul to Abraham JJH-1
coin on the capital grounds here.
FINLEY, THE BANKER, WILL
NKW YORK. March Il.-Charles K.
Klnley, the New York banker, through
whose efforts Dr. I'rledmunii was per.
Bunded to come to this country with his
tuberculosis Micclne, will give a banquet
In Dr. l-'rlwlmann's honor Sunday night
at Mr. Klnley's country home. Great
Neck, I I A number of well known
persons will attend,
ffiP8 Hand In
RYAN m pur
Grand Jury Will
Take Up Case of
Mrs. Eaton Monday
PLYMOUTH. Mass., March 21. Tho
BiHiid Jury will convene next Monday to
consider the cuse of Mrs. Joseph G.
Katnn, charged with the murder of her
husband, Hear Admiral Katon.
From her room In the county Jail Mrs,
Katon sent a cheerful mcssago this morn
ing to her daughter, Miss Dorothy Alns
worth. "I want to tell you all not to
worry about me," she wrote. "It will
come put all right In a few days. Look
uftnr mother nnd don't allow her to be
Mrs. Katon had leornd that, her1 mother,
.Mrs. George Harrison, ..who Is 111 nt tho
Katon home In Norwell, was suffering
Intensely because of the shock of her
Tho wldovy herself appeared optimistic
today and accustomed herself to the
uuitliip of Jrtll life without complaint.
The hint from official sources' that a
recond arrest might bn made Involves the
purchase of tho arsenic In pure whlto
powder that was found In the admiral's
digestive organs, It was learned today.
ThiiH far tho police have been unable to
discover where the poison was obtained
or who bought It.
It was understood that the will of the
niltiitral would not bo offered for probate
until the Investigation of his death was
cleared Up. It Is believed he left little
more than on Insuranco ot fG.OOO on his
from Man on Train
NKW YORK, March 21. -W. A. Hull,
president of a maguzine company, wus
robbed in tho Subwuy yeiterduy of
JlS.OuO worth of negotiable securities.
The theft became known early today
through an advertisement In which Mr.
Hull offered u large reward for the re
turn of the papers with "no questions
Mr. Hull was on his way from Wall
street to tho Grand Central station to
deliver the securities, which ho hud Just
Indorsed to another. He had placed
them ill an Inside, pocket of his coat,
which he hu 1 buttoned, But when he
stepped off the train at the station he
found that one of the buttons hud beon
clipped off and tho securities were miss
lug. Ho remembered three men who had
Jostled him In the train, but he declares
he will not prosecute the thieves if they
return the securities.
Barthou Will Head
New French Cabinet
PARIS, Murch 21 -Jean Bftrthou, min
ister of Justice In the retiring French
cabinet, toduy .tccepted the president's
Invitation to head tho new cabinet. He
railed on President Poiucare and informed
him that as the result of Inquiries ho
was sure of an aiuplo majority to sup
port him In the Chamber of Deputies
and also in the senate, at leant until the
electoral icform bill comes up again fur
discussion. It was the lack of support
Mr this measure which brought about
the fall of the Brland cabinet.
ALBERT PRINCE EXECUTED
Slayer of Deputy Warden Davis is
Hanged in Penitentiary.
GOVERNOR REFUSES CLEMENCY
Iterative Niijn No Nfry l-lvlileiice
Wnn Proilneeil nt the llenrlnif
Uieciitlnn In Without
(l-'rom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 2l.(Speclal.)-Four
minutes from the time that Albert Prince,
the murderer of Doputy WUrdrn Davis,
began hlH death mnrch to the gutlows he
dropped through the trap atid, thirteen
'rnlrttHes unit twenty-three -seconds later
wus pronounced dead "by' 'the physicians
In attendance at the execution,
He met Ills fate ilntllliphlngly and
walked with firm step across the prison
yard, preceded by Wardon Kenton, a
guard on each side of hlin and his at
tendants following. Ho mounted the steps
of tho gallows with the sumo firm step
and when ho reached tho top faced the
crowd, glanced for just a moment down
at them und then let his gaze rail straight
ahead Into nixire. Immediately the black
cap was adjusted and beforo the specta
tors hud realized that tho time hud come
tho trap was sprung and Prince was shot
through tho door, his neck being broken
by tho fall.
There wus no struggle mid apparently
his death was Instantaneous.
Npeniln Time PrnyliiK,
The night, his last on earth, was spent
mostly In reading his Bible nnd In prayer.
Only about three liouts wcro taken In
sleep. Ho awoke this morning and after
consuming Home time in pruyer and read
ing of tho lllhlo In thu presence of his
spiritual advisers, two colored preachers,
his brother, William Hyde Prince, visited
with him until about 11 o'clock, and then
left for tho city, where ho rcmulncd the
rest of the riuy.
Prlnco seemed to realize that his Inst
hope for a stay ot execution had pluced
at about 11 o'clock, but the thought that
only a few hours rtmnlncd for him to
llvo did not seem to worry hlin to much
extent, and when ho purled with his
brother he suld to him:
"When I fall to my death my soul will
igo strulght up to heaven."
No Slntement tn 3Inke.
When It came time to sUyt.on tno sol
emn' walk across the prison yard to the
little -building In tho southwest corner,
within which wus the gruesome Instru
ment which would take his life, when
asked by the wurden If ho desired to
make any statement he requested that
nothing should bo said to him when he
reached the gallows and that tho deed-
i . nm ,mlrlf!l- n, '
BUOUIU U ttu.-uiiliiriiv o ,,...v.,.
possible. Ills request was followed out
At exactly 1:31, bb tho sun shone
brightly upon the scene, the door of tho
little Btone building In which the death
watch was kept, opened and the solemn
procession began Its walk across the
yard. At 1:3JV4 they reached tho build
ing In which was erected tho grim mon
ster of death, and one-half minute later
Prince began his ascent of tho stairs
leading to the trap. At 1:35 the trap was
sprung und at 1 o'clook, 4S minutes and
38 seconds, the physicians pronounced him
No llelnj- nt Any Time.
Executioner Stryker, who has partici
pated in all of tho executions In late
years at tho Nebraska Institution, said
at the close of the hanging that It was
the quickest und best executed utlult of
the kind ho had ever officiated at or at
tended. Kor several days before the execution
Warden I'enton had beon deluged with
letters, telegrams and personal requests
for permission from people from all over ;
the stute to attend the execution, but the !
wardon believed that It was best that the I
affair should be as private us possible I
and only iiImjuI thirty-five people. Iiulinl- j
Ing the guards, were permitted to bp !
present, although a large number were
at the prison In hopes that they might be
given a chance to get In at the last mo
ment. Among those present were the prison
phyalclalis. Dr. Williams and his assist-
(Continued on Page Three.)
! SEVEN RURT1N STORMS
Greatest Loss of Life is in Alabama!
Missouri, Arkansas and
STORM MOVING NORTHWARD
Heavy Snow Reported at Many
Points in Central States.
SLEET STORM GRIPS CHICAGO
All Wires from City Except Two
ALL TRAFFIC MUCH DELAYED
Dnmrtitr In Rntlnintrit nt Hundred,
mill Fifty Tliounnml Ilollnrn
Storm In of Itut Short
MONTGOMERY. Ala., March 21 A
special from Thomasvlllo, Ala . says that
nineteen whlto and nine colored persons
lost their lives In tho Morin which swept
Unit section lato yesterday. The town 13
piactlcully wiped out.
MOBILH, Ala., March 20. A special to
tho Regtstcr from Fulton, Ala., suys that
twciity-nlno persons are known to havsj
been killed at Lower Peach Tree, AJu.,
by u cyclono which struck that place this
morning. Many more were hurt and the
property dumugu la large. Fifty wcro In
jured at Fulton.
Thltty-thrcu known deud and 110 mora
or less seriously Injured, wire communi
cation almost completely prostrated,
transportation fucllltlos badly Interrupted
and property damage, that, It Is estimated,
will reach Into the millions, arc thu
known results of tho scries of Htornm
that swept tho middle western utatcs last
night and early today. Through this en
tire region, extending from the northern
section of thu southern states across tha
Ohio valley to tho Great l-nkes, the rain,
snow or sleet was accompanied by It
wind 'that 'varied from forty to seventy
miles an hour.
The greatest loss of life, according to
reports received up to a o'clock this after
noon, occurred nt Ijwer Pcarh Tree, Alu i
where fifteen wcro reported killed. Flvo
nro 1-eported dead at Poplar Bluff, Mo.,
wltli morn than fifty Injured, while ono
was killed at Iloxle, Ark., and twenty
According to monger reports, the center
ur the storm was felt In the vicinity ot
Poplar Bluff, Mo., mid Iloxle. Aik , and
ill western Tennessee and Kentucky, Tha
town of Poplar Bluff was practically de
molished. Thioiigh the storm swept dis
trict business buildings and residence
wero wrecked, telephone nnd telegraphs
wires prostrated and railroad und street
cur trafflo seriously delayed, where not
Reports up to 3 p. m, show tho follow
Peuuh Tree, Ala 15 0
Saline. La 1 o
Tiffin, 0 1 n
Poplar Bluff. Mo 5 .1
Iloxle, Ark ,. l 23
Walnut Ridge, Tcnn 2 lit
Frunkfort, Ind 1 0
Lafayette, Ind 1 0
Murfrecsboro. Ind 1 0
Contrul Ohio 1 an
Tyler, "Tex a t
liuntsvllle, Ala 2 1
Decatur, Ala 1 0
Pittsburgh. Pa a
Meridln. Miss s n
jCnlumblls, 0 1 3
I'opinr. (iiurr. io 0 1
(Continued on Pntjc Two.)
There is nothing in the
l world so dead as a
And tho nonrest thing
to it in dewiness is tho
business of tho man who
Put some life into
your business. Keep it
moving upward or it
will slide back into ob
livion. The publie memory is
very short. You have
to keep telling them
about what you have to
sell or they'll forgot you
and do their buying at
the storo across tho
If you sell the kind
of things that men buy,
you can talk to tho best
buying men through tho
columns of Tho Bee.
Talk to them every
day, and add extra em
phasis to what you say
to them on Saturday
the day so many men do
most of their buying.
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space, uso want
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