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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 25, 1913)
THE BER: OMAHA, TUESDAY, MARCH 2,"), 1D1.1.
VISIT TO BROTHER FATAL
Miss Hass Not in His House Five
Minutes Before Storm.
TOUCHING SCENES AT RUINS
Force nt Mcthotllut Itonpltnl in
nrmllnrm 4r the. Time Injnrcd
Are nronRhtv to Them for
Miss Unas,, from out of tnwn( paid
l-r brother,, Blllle Hass, a vltlt In ther
aftcrnodn at hla home, Nineteenth
and Laird and lind not bcCn In tho
houao twenty minutes when the
storm broke and' she was crushed to
dtnth In the ,WrSrKaRC. Mr. Hum Is
a salesman for Iixton & Gallagher.
Daniels' Mother Injured.
Tho storm worked Its greatest
damage in tho vicinity of Twenty-
fourth and. Harney streets, whercn
twonty-flvo houses' wefc (lomollshed
and arc on fire. The aged mother of
Herbert Daniels was painfully In- j
Jured and was taken to tho Child Sav
ing Institute for treatment. Thai
Daniels home was demolished.
At Methodist Hosnltnl.
At the Methodist hospital, Thlrty
soventh and Cuming streets, there
wore about Bovcnty-flvo patients In
tho hospital at 'the tlmo and about
twenty nurses. The lattor acted
most heroically In calming the In
valids and preBer'vIng order.
Miss Sibley, In ihnro pf tho
office at the Methodist hospital,
told a Beo reporter thnt from tho
windows she could see houses on all
nicies levelled by the wjnd. Tho
storm passed over the hospital-building,
but outsldo of a few broken
windows, there was no damage.
However, on all Bides dwolllngs
When ambulances and taxlcabs
brought in tho injured to tho hos
pital, Dr. A. F. Jonas was thore to
superintend tho work of mercy
With Dra. I Moon, Morion, Plnloy,
Hamilton and Conlln, ho treated all
of tho injured nnd those, thnt wore
tho least hurt and had homes to go
to woro sent away. Tho others were
glvon shelter for tho night at the
At tho Kauffman homo at Thirty
eighth and Dodgo Btroots, Emorgoncy
Officer Oeorgo Kmery and. PolIco
Chauffeur Goorgo Armstrong dug
out -Mrp. Kauffman and her daugh
ter and carried thorn to tho Colo
nial apartments, whero Drs. Lang
fold and Connell gavo them atten
tion. Thoy woro painfully injured
btt it Is not thought that their hurts
will prove fatal, .
Tho homo' of John Davlcs, 3820
Lincoln boulevard, was blown to tho
ground and tho entire family bus
talned mpr or Ipsa Borjous injuries,
The son, Jack, was, blown through a
first floor window and his bands and
face cut with broken ' glass. Tho
daughter, MaudV, stenographer to
Street .Commissioner A, C. Kugol,
was struck on tho arm with a flying
board and tho bonos of tho forearm
"Wo hardly know what happonod,"
told, Miss DavicB. "Tho storm struck
bo fiuick It blinded ub. Boforo wo
had realized what was occurring tho
house was torn to ploces- and wo
wore crawling from tho ruins to
Falling TrccH Hem In Auto.
O. F. McLaughlin, an Omaha taxi
driver, was tearing along Center
Btroot, when tho first gust of tho ap
proaching twister struck. He thought
it was going to be a stiff breeze and
his one passenger felt only tho In
convenience of the rocking auto.
"But tho first thing I know," Mc
Laughlin said, "a tree fell directly
1r front of the auto. I ran Into it,
but managod to pull tho machine
down so that it was not wrocked.
Then 1 attempted to back up, but
there were flying boardB and tangled
wires everywhere on the Btroot and
in the air. Houses were crumbling
aud tho wind Was shrieking In an
Thought it Engine's Roar.
"We were away from home, in
Dundee, near tho Bolt line," said J.
P, Harman, 3421 Burt street, whoso
houso was completely destroyed.
"Wo heard tho storm coming. 1
thought It was tho roar of a train
or the sound of escaping steam from
an engine, I had no idea that pecu
liar noise was ft twister.
."Before any of ub could say any
thing the wind had passed across the
draw and loft torn . buildings, up
rooted trees nnd a mass of tnngled,
spluttering wires In Its wako.
"When wo Toachcd homo wo found
our house lorn to the ground, a
neighbor's houso on fire and another
neighbor's fnmlly bolng removed
from tho wreckage. Two of them
Mother nnd Son Saved.
Chorion B. Ady, 418 North Thirty
ninth streot, nnd two of his children,
were at church when tho storm damo.
His wlfo and son Robert wer.o homo.
They had Just gorfb from tho second
Btory and had renchod tho first floor
as tho hurricane hit.
t "It was almosfa miracle thoy woro
saved,'.' said Ady, who is a promi
nent insurnnco man. "The roof was
jerked from tho building and had
thoy been on tho second floor they
would hnve undoubtedly been killed.
We- ran hbmo as Boon ns -wo-realizcd
tho extent of damngo done by tho
storm and found them safe In tho
midst of tho havoc that had boon
When tho storm came up and tho
wind commenced to howl Mr. and
Mrs. Martin Meyer and Mr. nnd Mrs.
Eugono Moyer and Infant wero about
to seat themselves for tho evening
meal. A premonition prompted them
to got Into the basement and Bhortly
after they woro crouched In tho front
of tho cellar the building collapsed.
They were Imprisoned thore for about
an hour when Martin Meyer extri
cated himself, then his eon Eugene
and the baby and Mrs. Eugeno and
MrB. Martin Moyer were rescued.
Mrs. Martin Moyer suffered a slight
scalp wound and Mrs. Eugene had
her loft arm dislocated.
GUEST AT DINNER PARTY
KILLED IN RUSH TO CELLAR
Mr, It. It. Vftndevnn FnlU in nnnh
to flnfety nnd While on Stnlm
I.enilltiK to nniiement of Clinlloe
Home In ('mulled.
Death swept down upon a dinner
party at 1022 North Thirty-third the houso. All rushed for the cellar stops tho houso crumbled, tho stair- Charles street. Mrs. Harry Chalico,
stroct. Sevoral friends lnvltpd to door. They lltorally toll down the way was twisted from under her, nnd
dinner had Just finished tho meal and cellar way. Mrs.D. It. Vnndevan, she was hurled to tho bottom amid
were pleasantlj conversing at tho i being one of tho eldest In the party, . tho crashing timbers. Sho died soon
tablo at tho home of Harry Chalico J was the last to reach tho stairway,
at that number when the fury struck) When sho was but half way down the
after being taken to tho Wise Me
morial hospital. Her home was 3219
tho hostess of the party, recolved se
voro bruises on her arm. Aside from
this none of the others recelvod seri
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