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MILITIA AHDJPOLICE GUARD
wo Hundred State Militia and Fifty
Polioemcn Do Guard Duty.
MANY VISIT SCENES OF RUIN
Thounnnil of Srrtntr Vlalt I'ntli
of Sturm nK Hrsottrra Conllntip
to I)lff f"r Hip llurlril
Two hundred soldiers of the state ml
I'tia brnldes fifty tollce officers imtrollrd
Ihe devaated Motion of th elty last nlRht
let keep the ipectntoni Imck of the line?
ftr1 pment vandalism. A squad of soldiers-
from Fort Omaha were on Kunrtl
from curly Monday morilnK- When
Governor Morehead looked over tho ell-
vtallan In Omntiii yestrdny morning
lie ordered out the militia. Seventy
five militiamen arrived In Omaha Ule
rcstrrday from Lincoln and a nrore more
ler parts of the state
McShane Hnd Ulck Orotic wctc
busy al throliRh the day feeding the
soldiers, pollen officers and other men
workntf In tho destroyed sections. The
sheriff served "mulligan stew" to all
freely ami the demand for the Irish re
lant was so great that he had to make
several trips from the county Jail kitchen
to all sections of the town.
Tho soldiers nnd militiamen were dlncjd
In the armory Imll twlco last nlsht. once
at six o"clock and niraln at midnight.
Automobiles brought the men to and
from the armory.
No disturbances were caused In the
city yesterday, although thousands flock
ed to ths trail of the dostructlvo whirl
wid and waited about, through the
day. watching the workers digging In
tho ruins for tho dead.
County Commissioner John Ijyncli was
out all Sunduy night working with a
gang of men In all sections of tho city.
With tho assistance of his men he suc
ceeded In rescuing five persons from
death nnd took two men from wrecked
houses In tho West Leavenworth dis
Assisted by occasional use
of Cuticura Ointment.
CaUrareRoepudOtntmentioia throactiout tk
world. Bead poaul far liberal (traple olMen nulled
Ire. wltlt t1-pte book on the (kin ud teste,
&4fles"OatJrtm," Dipt- ur, Morton.
Mass Meeting Call
by Jewish Charities
The Associated Jewish Charities through
a committee composed of Ilabbl Oohn.
S, navlt, I. Harris, Dr. P. Shcr and II.
H. Zlmman, has called a mass meeting
for tonight at the Young Men's Hebrow
association rooms In tho Wellington block
to make arrangements to care, for per
sons made homeless or destitute oy tne
The committee estimates that fifty Jew-
lull families are homeless. Bholter In va
rious homes was found for eight famlllos
A strong appeal for aid for the stirrer
ers was made last night by 8. Itavlts of
the committee. "Wo nlways care for 'our
own people," ho said. "We havo notified
th 314V tlmt wn will rnro for all. In
view of "this terrible calamity we urge
the members of tho church to come to
ho meeting Tuesday evening ana assist
. . . r . 1. - 1 l t. A ' '
in canng or wi" diiviivii.
The committee expects to raise Jo,X to
JO.OOO to cam for the sufferers.
BENEFIT FOR CHILDREN
PLANNED1 BY MRS. CUOr'tK
An nppcal will bo made to all the citi
zens Of Omaha to attend tlitvbcnoflt Pr
formance which will be given by Miss
Mary Cooper and Miss Anna IJIwdns for
tho children who are destitute and vic
tims of tho tornado. This will bo given
at tho Hrandols theater the nftornoon nnd
evening of April 21. Miss Cooper has do
voted much of her time to work with
children and when tho awfulness of tho
storm reached her slid nt once madti
preparations for a benefit for the little
ones. Sho will gtvo a season cycle and
will be usslstcd by Miss Anna Illffglns,
who has done a great deal of work among
the poor children of New York City and
the cast. Tickets will bo for calo at all
tho drug stores and at the Metropolitan
Governor Morehead Views Scenes
Along the Path of Death Dealing Cyclone
GctaSrOjont tubo of, -.
l once. Uto It quick. Flneit remedy ever
offered for Catarrh, Cold In the llcnd.otc.
Money rcumdcd if wanted. Twenty yean of
success. by? Sample free. Wrlto quick.
KONDON MFG. CO., Minneapolis. Minn.
TORNADO WRECKS FARMS
IN THE VICINITY OF VALLEY
VALLKY, Nebr., March 24. (Bpeclal)
At 5:30 p, m. a tornado crossel the Plattu
about tlireo miles south of Valley, going
In n north east direction. It struck farm
,1UM!tiRH.pf IOUls Howard, completely
Jt struck the Beach .house and. both
barn and houso burned to tho ground.
Mi ei .Peach, 'wan jqtllto 'badly I nu J red
Mrs, arnitt' niirt and" family 'wore' at'
home. The houso was blown off from
over them, leaving .tho floor, All the
other, buildings worn cotnplttply demol
All buildings on tho farm of Crecty,
Charles lllomqulst and James Funk-
houser wero completely demolished.
Both houses on George routs' farm
STORAGE & VAN CO.
18th and Jackson Qti.
li HeuMh!d Bonis and Plants
Prions Doug 1516.
THIS WILL INTEREST MOTHERS
Uatbtr Orer's sweet lodtre for Children, a
errulp rttttt for Ktttriibnm. llrtdicht, lad
Btonntli, Totblng Disorder!, mora end rtguUle'
the 6owU and dntror worm. Thtr break up
colds In 14 hours Toe ere to DlMteet to the
tattr children IU them. Otar lO.ooo DMIuenlal.
L'tvd by mother for XI' jeer. Thtr seter Ull,
6ol br ll dnltiitu. Jie Smpt laII.J rltEB.
jtirttf, Alloo 1. Olmbd, I 110 N T
Autl-KattfalB TabletB Gfvq
Prompt, 5ar, RelUF '
Prove by tet that headache, back,
ache, elde ariie, the parns peculiar to
women, all yield quickly to thee pain
'feneteTt andrthey'reneftfttr iiuno.
la nil, dtpftanlt not habit fotmtrt.
.Ask Your Druc-glst For
'It Is all so horrible and the situation
Is so perplexing that one hardly knows
whero to begin," said Governor More
head after a tour of Inspection over the
devastated district. He was apalled at
what he saw along the route of the tor
nado and said 'he would Issue a state
ment that tho people of tne country
might know of the horror and distress
In which Omaha Is and would try to
get as much aid for tho suffering as Is
In his power.
On returning the governor was notice
ably perplexed and snld he would retire
to his room to think over the situation.
"I am horrified and deeply grieved to
find this city In such a condition," said
lie, "the loss of life and tho properly
loss Is tho greatest conceivable blow not
only to Omaha, but to the entire state of
Nebraska. 1 think I shall call upon tho
state to render every assistance and I
am sure tho state will respond.
"What I have seen this morning has
struck mo with nmazement, horror and a
grief that aro simply beyond my power
Tho governor was taken over a great
portion of tho most affected territory.
Starting In at Fortieth and Farnam
streets the route of his automobile fol
lowed the path of the tornado wherover
passago could be had, to the northern
border of devastation. He saw all tho
ruined homes nnd mansions of the West
Farnam district; saw those In distress,
Homo wearing bandages and some bleed
ing after harrowing escapes looking
about In the ruins for missing friends
and relatives; and following along the
route, ho met with the poorer folk who
had lived In cottages and above stores
In that portion of the northern part of
town wandering about poorly clad trying
to locato their homes and some of the
precious property which had been
lie remarked about the enormous loss
of property and mourned with those who
had lost, the fact that so few had tor
nado Insurance: "One of the worst
things about this to mo Is that fact,"
snld ho. "Here are these Door nennln.
who have been paying fire Insurance on
their little homes and furnishings for
yenrs and then comes this ghastly wind
and In tho twinkling of an eye takes all
that from them without the promise of
a cent of recompense for It all, Hut my.
how lucky they are. How lucky It Is
that so many escaped with their lives
cannot understand how a wind thai
wrought this havoc did not send every
life in Its path into eternity."
uovcrnor Morehead quavered as he
looked at the Nebraska Methodist hospi
tal and remarked that it seemed the will
of aod that tho great structure was not
demolished und all its feverish, suffering
Inmates swirled Into greater torturo.
Huge residences all about It had been
wrought Into splinters and powder, and
ono largo structure had been caved In
Its yard, not more than fifteen feet from
the entrance. Windows and some of the
doors of tho Institution, however, had
been urashed In, and more than likely
tho result of tho shock to the patients
will add other scores to the loss of life.
Tho governor again was horrified at
the sight of the Sacred Heart convent.
tho ontlre front of which was caved In
and ..every .window and door In the vast
building blown out. The light of tho
early morning shone through, tho win
dows and lent to, It, a ghostly appearance,
Not a 'person was In sight and the. gover
nor said its sight gavo him the feeling
of being In a catacombs.
A cold early morning wind whistled
pver tho hill tops In the vicinity and
cut sharply through the cleaned ravine
nearby. It rumbled and sang as It passed
through the trees and tangled wires and
the governor remarked that the wind
reminded him of a Hon which growled
satisfaction after devouring Its prey.
At Thirtieth and Hamilton streets he
saw a bleak field of waste. Dulldlngs
and residences had been strewn flat, and
ns If In the middle of a prairie a squad
of men and women were digging stuff
from the wreckage. It proved to be the
grocery store of A. E. Nelson. 30E Hamil
ton street. Nelson, with a bandage about
his head, stood patting one of his horses
that had died. When the governor came
up he mentioned thnt Nelson "Had al
most gotten It," and the Injured man an
swered, "Yes, when I came too I was
lying by the side of a dead friend." It
was C. P. Wesln, who, with his wife,
was visiting the Nelson home when the
storm came. The others escaped with
as pit other buildings were, de-
and tho. Thr&na . .boys' blown
the cornfield and were badly
The Claybaugh house wnn twist
all other buildings were de-
lioth houses and all other build
the Ouy farm were demolished
and Mrs. Ouy both Injured.
In the vicinity of Twenty-fourth and
hake streets, the governor climbed over
telephone poles, houee roofs and non-de-script
wreckage, getting himself tangled
In the fallen wires. He saw the street
, cars which had been stopped on their way
I to and from town and listened with deep
Interest to the tales of escapes the per-
sons told. Stacked against one car was
I an overturned grocery- wagon. He won
I dercd where the horse and driver had
gene. Someone told htm that the con
ductor of the car had called to the pas
sengers to run with him to a ditch at the
curbing. The governor looked at the ditch
and It was completely filled with timber.
He was told the conductor
tales of herolim and the tragedy
all as he walked from place to place,
plainly touched him, and he said he would
feel relieved to get away from It for a
time that he might think what he couln
do to help. So he was brought back to
came another such dip with a swirling
course In llemls park and another further!
"Don't ever brag about what you would
do If a cyclone or tornado should come.
You haven't the remotest Idea what you
would do. For my part. I was too be
wildered to be frightened. One of my
neighbors said 'That was once In my life
when I was scared through and through.'
I did not feel that way. I knew what It
was and felt we were gone, but I must
have been too bewildered to get badly
frightened. I know now we acted fool
hardy not to make an attempt to reach
the basement, yet some who did never
lame out alive "
KJrtr,i!Harlasf la., Struck
by Two Twisters
Fifty People Have Lucky Escape
from the Diamond Moving Picture Theater
Half a hundred persons who were In
the Diamond moving picture theater are
all believed to have escaped. This opin
ion was expressed by J. Ward, 2717 Miami
street, an employe of the. local gas com
pany, who with his wife, his baby boy,
Charles, and his niece, Miss Edith Oil-
sou, were buried under the fallen walls
of the theater. Warning of the approach
of the tornado Was given a few seconds
before It arrived and halt of the au
dience escaped from the building. Many
of the others collected In the southeast
corner where two walls withstood the
force of .the wind.
Mr. Ward told the members of his fam
ily they had better take their chances
whore they were, about the middle of
the floor. Mr. and Mrs. Ward shielded
their baby with their own bodies and the
child was not even scratched. Mr. Ward !
was badly shattered up, but his Injuries
are not serious. Miss Qllson sustained
a wrenched back, but Mrs. Ward was
HAHUAN. la., March 24.-(6peclal.)-Thls
town was struck by a tornado Sun
day hlght ntvnbout 7 o'clock. Fifty per
sons were Injured and about seventy-five
homes destroyed. It Is estimated that
over 200 persons are homeless, and all
public buildings arc being mado Into tem
porary quarters for thd sufferers. Tho
most seriously Injured person was David
Mason, who was picked from his feet
and thrown Into a barbe dwlre fence.
The tornado was In two sections, each
nbout a mile wide. Tho east and west
parts of Shelby county were Btruck, buC
the middle escaped.
Wilson Makes Offer
of Aid to Omaha
WASHINGTON. March 21.-Qovern-ment
assistance to Omaha was offered
today by President Wilson, who sent
the following message to Mayor James
"I am deeply distressed at the news re
ceived from Nebraska. Can wo help In
any way? WOODItOW WILSON."
People Are Not Naturally Grouchy
They Are Only Constipated
STA? Tw tli BYma tiTavervutan with n. irroneli wa nonstd-
yT X era bilious. There Is more truth than fiction In that. V
The remedy was always cathartic, and the mrouch wa
Kl transferred Into a, happy pernon. Wow, why? Biliousness la A
ItS s. constipation of tho Liver the bile does not move and the
Jf result Is Constipation of tho bowels. This stagnation cauies &)
A a distribution of poisonous matter thronffhout tho system,
aT . . i -. ...... .t.va.. r.ei
TOTJ CAM'T i happy and constipated. When you awaken with a.
leavy head and yellow skin, and coated tongue, aot at onoe. Take
Electric Garage is a Complete Wreck
for the Second Time in a Year
The Goddess of Ill-luck seems to have
had a hold on tho Klectrlc garage at
Fortieth and Farnam streets. For tho
second time within six months this garage
was the object of disaster. The tornado
Sunday night struck it, demolishing it en
tirely, scattering pieces of Ihe building
and the cars housed there to the four
Six months ago this garago was struck
by a run-awy street car. The wall of
the building was caved In by the motor,
but was soon rebuilt, with a heavy loss.
Iast night, one of the first places In the
district of Fortieth and Farnam to bo
hit was this garage. It was completely
torn to pieces, and two men killed. The
cars, a large number of which wero
stored there, were wrecked to such an
extent that they will never be used
again. The loss on this building and
the contents Is estimated at about $200,000.
Pen Picture by One in the Path
of the Storm Awaiting His Doom
(Ily a Member of The Ueo Staff.)
"My home was Juct off from tho west
edge of the tornado's path.
"With my wife and boy, I stood on my
front porch and awaited what looked
like certain doom for us.
"Wo were sitting In the house talk
ing, when attracted by the most awful
roaring of wind we over heard. Wo
rushed to the front porch. There out
of1 the southwest rose tho fatal funnel
It was a dark greyish cloud, with the
largo end or the funnel first.
"I knew then what It was.
"Neighbors sped to their basements. I
continued to stand with my wife and
boy .on the front porch, transfixed, by
the ominous sight and sound.
" 'We'll be as safe now lying flat on our
faces In the front, yard." I said, 'as any
where else, and it may be too late to
reach the basement.'
"For there was no doubt In my mind
that we were fn th tornado's path and
would be swept along with the rest of
the debris In a few seconds.
"Like a huge mountain torn from Its
moorings, the cloud came tumbling on,
nearer and nearer, with an ever-deafening
roar, as If tho mountain were mum
bling some terrible doom It meant to
wreak upon the pitiful plain below. If
a hundred wild locomotives had come
abreast puffing and fuming they would
not have made such a horrible noise.
"Jt was sickening to hear.
" 'Oh, there, It's going to strike us,"
my boy cried out, and I thought he spoke
"But Just then came a wild, creaking
sound, as if the cracking of the cordage
of some mighty leviathan of the sea. The
cloud had changed Its course. Like a
flash a flash from a beneficent heaven,
It truly was to us It dipped, then swirled.
veered'angrtly a little to the east, and
"I luiew that, we were. safe. Then
came up from' the earth the heaving
billows of cloud filled with fragments of
buildings.. Wo could see It blocks away.
And sparks of fire. It had struck. It
had dipped down Into the beautiful resi
dence section of Thirty-ninth and Thirty
eighth from Farnam to Cuming and then
f rpm Windstorm
MILWAUKEE, Wis. March U.-A ter
rlCflo rain and yMndstorm today did
damage to the extent of fciX.QX1. For
hours the rain fell In sheets and turned
tho streets Into mlnsturo rivers. The
temperature rose eo CO aboye and a tor
nado like wind swept over the city,
Eleven big coal conveyors wero blown
down nad the big steel frames broken
The huge sign of a big department
Store said to be the largest one word
sign In the world, t.'sji blown from the
building. Klectria light bulbs by the
hundreds went crashing to tbe street
and the large steel frame landed on lop
of a nearby hotel.
Scores of windows were blown In and
the rain swept Ipto the buildings, caus
ing great damago to goods.
Many basements were flooded,
It; CsuSrf ct Itc M JSC fldlf ts
. i t t tor her
Lai. M t.!r mcjit for hrr
babies, And now 1 1 utlng It
for iny baby ' fk) spoke the
young mother Tkrtf GtkmilUif.
It Soothea the Child. It Soften
the Curas. It AlUyn the Pain.
It RliT Wind Colic Aad It
U the Bcl Urmcdy for Infaatile
DUrrhora. Favorably knen
ted aaJd .! tr the wotLl.
Ayer's Sarsaparilla helps nature
to m.Ake rich, red blood. No
Sold for GO ytstnrn.
tsk Your Doctor. tUglSk
DONATIONS FOft SUFFERERS
LEFT AT THE BEE OFFICE
Sd Johnston , 9100.00
Komi Ulller . 100.00
Ivimap Onrai lOO.OO
Platts-nouth Commercial club .. 40.00
Dr. J. n. rickes.. .... 10.00
Harrr B. simman . ... 8.00
Inrldruta nf the Htorru.
Mrs. J. H. Holmes. ISIS Corby street.
received only a slight scratch on ono
ringer arter ner noiwe was aemoiisuea
around her and after she and her daugh
ter, locked In each others arms, had
b.cn blown across the room and back
amid the flying debris. Tho daughter,
liunlre, was uninjured.
At the home of Mrs. Dennett. 1803 Io
cust street. th windows wero smashed
and u liettlo wu lifted out of the nreless
cooker and sucked out of the b token
window. A new hat belonging to Mrs.
ltennctt was sucked out of the hat box.
and while tho Hat box was left where It
stood, the hat has not been seen since.
There were riiteeu persons in mo uen
nett home at the time of the storm and
none was injured. Glenn Bennett helped
a woman out of her basement after the
stoim where she was Imprixoned. She
had to break a part of the brlok wall
around the window tu escape. He did
not leurn nor name.
Iet tne write you. Itate tOo per
liyndred for 3 years. I will treat
W. S. FRANK
Jphons Son?. 3600. 1022 City XaW.
Alt ISlildemlv uf 'tkiiisibs
la sweeping over the town und young and
old are alike affected. Foley's Honey
and Tar Compound Is a. quick,-safe, re
liable family medicine1 for coughs and
colds. A. 8. Jones of Lee Pharmaey.
Chlco. Cal., says: "I consider Foley's
Honey and Tar Compound has no equal,
and Is the one cough medicine I can reo
c mmend to my friends, as containing no
narcotics or other harmful properties,"
Itefuae all substitute and take only
Foley s Honey and Tar Compound. Ad
TO HARTMAN PATRONS
To tho hundreds of families among our patrons who suffered
losses during the tornado of Sunday night, wo offer our sincere sym
pathy, and now, as ever, stand ready to help you.
Don't worry about your payments, and whatever you need in our
line, come at once and we will gladly extend you credit until you get
on yourfeet again.
We stand ready to offer you every assistance within our power. I
Oall or phone.
U a loxatlYa which woris within ons hoar or so without further dls- A
& comfort and you aro saved a day of gTOuohlnesg.
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a and ffentle friend to the Constipated. U glass In the morning1
jTA or any tlmo on aa empty atomaon. Get a bottle from any Druggist.
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III SI WI A A
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