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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 25, 1913)
TIIK HKK: OMAHA, TUESDAY, MAKC1I 25, 101.1.
BRIEF CITY NEWS
Stack-rolconor Co., Undertaken.
Malley, the Dentin, City Nftfl. D. JB.
riflellty Btornff. & vn Co. Doub. ISIS
lUrMlng fixture, Uursesa-Qranden Co,
Uave Hoot Stint Jt Now lleacon
C. s. Elg-utter Law offices removed to
S1I-SI5 OniHhK Nat l. Hank Bid. Tel. D317.
rirst National Bans of llenilngfortl,
Neb., pnys 0 per cent on time certifi
cates, nlno have few mortmiKa farm loans
to place at 7 per cent, 5300 to 1,0X. Cal
vin J. Wlldj. president.
Seven Far Cant On Your Money Hast
Iiiks & Heyden, 1614 ltarney street, can
K?t you "per cent on your money In
nmounta from $S00 up, first-class security,
nliort or lontr tlmo loans.
The Stutt Dank or omalia, pays 4 pr
cent on time deposits, j per cent on sav
Ing accounts. The only bank In Omaha
whose depositors are protected by the
depositor' guarantee fund of the state
vf Nehrneka. 17th nnd Harney streets.
FOURTEEN FIRES REPORTED
FOLLOWING CYCLONE'S PATH
X'lrr Oprrntor nt Telephone llenil
qiinrlcrH IlenlrKcil itUIi CnlU for
Fire Department from IHMrlctn
Over Which Tornnlo l'nnneil.
Twenty fires wero reported In Omaha
between 6:45 o'clock Sunday evening and
R o'clock Monday morning. George 8.
Hill and Edward M. Hart, In charge of
tho police nnd fire alarm systems were
kept constantly busy during that time
nnd both Wero forced to put In extra
Kvcry plcco of flro fighting nparatus
In the city, ns well as somo of the Coun
ell Bluffs and South Omaha companies
were called to tho devastated zone, dur
ing tho twelve hours of terror.
At tho various telephone exchanges,
the girl operators worked llko beavers.
C. F. Lambert, traffic chief sent seventy
operators to down town hotels at 10
o'clock last night and these will be used
today to nsslst the regular operators.
Because of tho paralyzed street car serv
ice, other operators living In distant
parts of the city will bo carried to work
In cnbs and taxis nt tho company's ex
pense. The following fires were reported:
Twenty-eighth nnd Martha.
Thirty-sixth nnd Cuming.
, Forty-second and Center.
Twenty-fourth nnd Arbor.
Twenty-ninth nnd Martha.
Seventeenth nnd Burdettc.
Thirty-seventh nnd Cuming.
Thirty-sixth Hnd Cass.
Twenty-fourth and Ersklne,
Twenty-sixth nnd Parker.
Twejity-slxth nnd Blondo. .
Twenty-sixth nnd Fnrnam.
Forty-second street and Dewey avenue.
Twenty-second nnd ricrco.
SIX KILLED NEAR BLUFFS
Reports from Aoross the River Tell
Much Damage Was Done.
MANY HOUSES BLOWN AWAY
Wind Simply Citrrteil Them nnd
Awny, nnd One Wim Tnken Over
n )nnr(er of n Mile from
ORGANIST IN CHURCH
SEES ROOF BLOWN OFF
Flnley Jenkins, organist at the Plym
outh Congregational church, Twentieth
and Spencer streets, was In tho church
building practicing the music for the
svcnlng service at tho time when tho
cyclone Btruck. Ho looked up and saw
the roof moving off nnd then he made a
dsjv fon the north doori but beforo h
reached there, he was completely burled
behealtftlio'fallliig brick. ire ailg h'lmsclf
out, escaping without as much as a
mjAUch,. Of this church nothing but tho
Sorter is standing.
Six people nrc known to have been
killed and many Injured in the vicinity
of Lake Mnnawn. nnd along the Mos
quito creek valley.
The first loss of life apparently oc
curred on South Avenuo near tho lown
School for tho Deuf. The fine suburban
residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. It. Itlce nt
the Itlce nursery, was demolished and
Air. and Mrs. nice Instantly killed.
Nearby was the cottage of Wllllnm Poole
and it was ntso destroyed and Mrs. Poolo
wns killed, while her aged husband m?
badly Injured. Tho wreckage of the nice
home cuught fire, but neighbors whose
homes were outside of tho stricken dis
trict hurried there und succeeded In get
ting them out beforo tho flro had
reached them. Both were dead.
The homo of Mr. and Mrs. Bcliultz near
the old Green packing houses and on the
Beno farm was destroyed and both of tho
old peoplo wore killed. Tho residence of
their son, a short distance away, was
entirely destroyed with tho exception of
the floor. In one room when the storm
struck were tho husband and wife and
their six children. Not a vestige of the
houso remained above them but they were
left huddled on the floor, arid not one of
them received tho slightest Injury.
Further up the Mosquito creek valley
was tho house of August Norgaard, nn
engineer on the Chicago. Great Western
railroad, which was destroyed, and a
little b.aby In the arms of the mother was
Instantly killed, and the mother badly In
jured. So far as could be learned last
night this was the extent of the fatalities,
but there will undoubtedly be others.
The work of rescuing parties that
flocked to the scenes of devastation was
greatly hampered by the enormous
amount of tangled wreckage which
blocked the roadways. It took two hours
for a largo force of railroad linemen to
cut a way through the tangled mass of
telegraph wires and poles to got across
tho Milwaukee, Itock Island nnd Great
Western tracks before the physicians und
others could reach the sites of" tho lo
stroyed buildings on the Beno farm.
Whero thero were not wires and poles
there word trees plied In Inextricable con
fusion all along the highways. Tho In
tense darkness added to the difficulties
In forcing a passage by those who sought
to make their way afoot.
l'hyalclann Are All Called.
Calls for physlalans came from all di
rections and all of tho ambulances In the
city were sent to gather up tho wounded
who could be located. At 11 o'clock there
names wero reported from the various
hospitals where they had been taken.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hannan and
William Poole and Miss Poole.
Mr. Messmore nnd two daughters.
All of these Injured were gathered up
In the Immediate vicinity of the Beno
farm and along the creek in the vicinity
of McPherson avenue,rThere wero a num
ber of others more or less seriously in
jured who wero cared for at neighboring
At Manawa, F. II. Hawkins, an aged
man, .and his son, Hosca Hawklne, were
b.adly hurt, and several other members
i' the family were liijun.l ulicn tnc'r
home was demolished. The building tood
just south ami east of the Beck place on
the outskirts of tho Shady grove. The two
named were so badly Injured that an
ambulance was sent for them later in
the night. None of the club buildings at
Mnnawa was damaged with the exception
of a small structure. The old Murks club
house east of th l'lsh and Game 'lull
building wns scattered over the surround
When the destroyed windings nlong
South Avenue caught flro an alarm was
turned In but the fire teams that re
sponded were unable to mal.o their way
through the mud and stuck fast half way.
The big automobile truck had responded
to. the' call from Omaha before the dis
aster was known to have occurred here,
but It likewise would have been tumble
to reach tho scene of devastation owing
to tho blocking of tho roads by tho wire
and pole wreckage.
Reports that the Iowa School for the
Deaf hud suffered scveroly proved to be
Inaccurate. A terrific gale struok them
but they withstood the shock, but tho
country for a mile north nnd east was
The damage to the Wilcox greenhouses
at Manawn was serious. Tho houses are
sixty feet wide and l.Of) feet long, and
several portions were wrecked
The Hock Island. Milwaukee and Great
Western railroad suffered severely. The
long trestlo of tho Great Western over
Mosquito creek wns partly wrecked. Not
a telegraph or telephone wire east from
Council Bluffs wns left standing, nnd
scores of reports Indicating death and
destruction could not be verified. One re
port whs that tho town of Weston was
destroyrd, but there was no means of
verifying It. It 1b not believed, however,
that the storm extended that far cast.
Thero wero no trains In or out over the
Milwaukee or ltock Island tracks, both of
which run through tho village. Linemen
attempting to restabllsh communication
found only tangles of wires and poles.
The dwelling of Mr. and Mrs. Wright
was blown n quarter of n mile nnd both
The house of Lon Thomas was blown
fifty feet and caught afire. Mrs.
Thomas, who was In tho building, was
burned to death, and the baby boy
escaped with his leg broken.
Huge Sign Felled
By Power of Storm
The terrific wind of Sunday night caused
the largo electric sign of the Luxas
Brewing company to topple over, the
only damage being tho sign. Two large
windows of the Western Union were
broken ns was the window of the Itock
Island ticket office.
South Omaha News
The Amphlon club will give a recital at
tho First Bnptlst church, March 28. The
club wls8 bo assisted by Miss Cress Keys,
who will give several readings, and Miss
Madge West, a violinist.
For Rent Seven-room house, furnished.
1503 Valley. Immediate possession glvon.
Phone South 1344.
TOBNADO AND CYCLONE. Insure
agulnBt tornadoes and cyclones. Ilato 1150
per 11,000. Do It today. Phono South 10 or
400, Kralky Bros., and get Insured In a
good, reliable company.
The Optima club will entertain their
husbands and friends nt cards at the
Centurion blub rooms. Twenty-fourth nnd
E streets, Wednesday evening.
At 15 cents for $100. You can't afford
.to be without It. Six of the strongest
companies In existence. F. W. Black, 2318
N street. Call South 121.
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DAVID ANDERSON IS DEAD!?
Pioneer of South Omaha Passes
Away After Long Illness.
MEMBERS OF FAMILY PRESENT
Sinn Who Connneretl the Wilderness
nnd llenehed the lllpe Aie of
Kluit-One Venrs 1N-
I'lllillly (ilvr V'p IMuht.
After a prolonged Illness Uncle Davo
Atxlerson of South Omaha died thu
morning at S o'clock. The end came
easily and the members of the Immediate
family were present. Ho was St years
David Anderson waa horn In a log
cabin on tho hanks of the Brnndywlne
In Chester county. Pennsylvania. Ho was
of revolutionary stock his grandfather
having served under "Mad" Anthony
Wayne. His father was a uoldler under
"Old Hickory" Jackson at the battle of
New Orleans In 1812, while his great uncle.
John Hart, was one of the signers of the
Declaration of Independence.
At IS years of age David Anderson left
his home and went to sirve an apprentice
ship in Philadelphia, whero ho remained
four years. At tho ago of 19 he began his
travels, which carried 1dm through most
of the southern and western states. In
1S64, he married Miss Mnry H. Denver of
Nntchei, Miss. Two ytam later he at
tended tho first national convention of
tho republican party to which he adhered
from Its birth to his own death. It wns
tho proud boost of Uncle Davo In his
later yoara that ho had voted for every
republican president from Lincoln to Taft
and In his old age his bitter dtnunrtitlona
wero reserved for tho men who left the
party principles to follow political will-o'-the-wlsps.
I.enves I'lttMburifh by Mont.
Mr. Anderson left the east In 1SW. when
together with nlno other venturesome
spirits he pushed beyond the Allegheny
mountains, crossing Canastota peak, and
then coming by boat from Pittsburgh,
Pa., to Leavenworth, Kan. Ho crossed the
plains and stopped on the present site
of Denver. A few pioneers preceded the
arrival of Mr. Anderson and his company,
who immediately began the erection of
Denver's first buildings which Undo Davo
painted. Ho was the first to own nnd
operate a imil route In tho Hooky moun
tains nnd discovered the only feasible
wagon road through what Is now called
Eight Mile gulch.
In Denver Uncle Dave became ac
quainted with and counted among his
friends Green Uursell, who made the first
gold discovery in that tectlon; Amm
Stock, pioneer postmaster of Denver, und
Kit Carson. Ho was ono of tho original
holders of the Denver townalte, owning
In 1861 Uncle Davo removed with his
family to the Platte valley, eight mllau
east of what Is now Columbus, Neb. r'lf-,
teen years later he moved his family to
Columbus, whero ho became a stock
shipper, at ono time holding tho distinc
tion of being the biggest stock shipper
in the state. When tho Stock Shippers'
association was formed In South Omilia
In 1885, Uncle Dave was elected vice pres.
Ident. He was a patron of the packing
house and stock yards of South Omaha
In the Infantile period of tho live stock
Industry In this state.
Enter Ileal UMnte nunlncaa
Uncle Dave took up his residence 'n
South, Omaha In 1886, where, after estab
llshtnff a resldenoe for himself and his
family, he engaged In the real estate and
loan business, continuing until a tew
months ago, when ho disposed of the
loan business. Always progressive, ne
believed In the future of Omaha and was i
Identified with the building Interests and
public Improvements of the Magic City
He held the offices of county rommlv !
sloncr, school director and tax assessor
and, though never seeking office, alwaVH
maintained an active Interest In repub
lican politics. Organizing the first South
Omaha republican club, Uncle Dave main
tained a patriarchal supervision over it
until the day of his death and even when
feeble Insisted on attending Its meetings.
Ho' was a member of the Nebraska State
Historical society, the Pioneers of Ne
braska, Pennsylvania Society of Omaha
and the Independent Order of Odd Fel
lows of South Omaha.
Special Oar Oares
For the Dogs of Mrs,
Mrs. Melcomb WlUtman, nee MIsb Jen
nlo Crocker of Cnllfomla, passed through
Omaha with a string of pet dogs yester-
I day afternoon. The Pullman company
had refused her passage with tho brutes
unless she chocked them as baggage, but
It touched her affections to see them
travel In so ordinary a style nnd so be
fore leaving Chicago for tho Pacific coast
she chartered the private car Mlshawuka
and purchased the necessary eighteen full
fare tickets and went on her way In
peaco with her pets. She arrived hare
yesterday afternoon over the Northwest
ern line and left shortly afterwards on
Union Pacific train No. 16.
Several attendants were necessary to
look after the assortment, and among
the comments expressed by the gating
public was one from the Hps of a little
urchin In tattered clothes who wished he
too could be such a well cared for dog.
RESCUERS WADE STREETS
! TO SAVE SMALL CHILDREN
W. M. nnil K. A. ItKclile, on Center
Hlreet nnd Fiftieth, Save I.Ives of
Children of A. A. Allen In Wrecked
Among those who did heroic work dur
ing tho storm wore W. M. BUchle and
his father, E. A. IUtchle, an automobile
repair man employed nt the Guy M. Smith
garage. Tho Hltchles rushed from their
home at SIOO Center Into the btreit during
the worst of the storm and carried tho
two little children of A. A. Allen from
their wrecked hnie opposite the Ritchie
house to safety two blocks away.
"I shall never, forget how I felt as I
waded through the littered streets with
that little child In my arms," said the
younger nitchle last night. "Wo were
waist deep In water and live wlrea
snapped and slxzled all about us, and
once both my father and myself had to
hold to a telegraph pole to keep from be
ing thrown to the ground. I don't know
where Mr. and Mrs. Allen are, but J wish J
The Bee would say that their children
are at the home of V. M. Hartmunn at
Fifty-fourth and Center.
A Cruel Mistake
Is to neglect a. cold or cough. Dr. King's
New DUcovcry cures them and may pre
A JDarload of Fancy Colorado
POTATOES? peck at 15c
EXTRA SPECIAL! lor0'8 ''Bt "m)tlur string jeinonatrntion of tho fact
i uiu iiiiwiiu mil gicut iuii- iuuu
grocery wo lwlp you (o keep your cost of living down to tho lowest
notch. For Tuesday we oTfer a carload oM'iincy " Colorado VoUx-
toes, full measure, 15 pounds to the peck
acceptetl, per peck
-no mail or phone orders
Rhubarb Fancy, special, per hunch. .Go) Tomatoes Fancy, special, per basket. .20c
Monday's Grocery Specials Continued Tuesday
WASH DAY SPECIALS
A SPECIAL list of wash day needs that will appeal to every housewife. Lot these
items below servo as a iruido-nost to Uip sure nnd safe ecnnomv afforded:
Clothes Wringers, first
quality, guaranteed to
glvo excellent BatlBrnu
tlon. special t f 85
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lonRine, goon quality sfWmMmmml. tlon.saleprlco, 1 o
roRUlnr prlco lGc, ( yKKCSaSBIBH) Tuesday lt
sale price, Tuesday.
Cnrpet Swoopcr. first ! Clothespins, good qual
1 quality, gunrantcotl, ity, special sain e
very special d i 30 prlco, 7(5 for. . . .
iiiui M linn. Is1. uuib.u
Step hntlilcrs, 6 - foot
size, made of extra
quality 1 u m bor, no
knots, with pall Hholf,
special, C-foot ?Q
slzo for OJC
I Kcriibblnjr llruslie.s, full
I slzo. rocular 10c vnluos.
special Tuosday, no phono
orders, limit of 2 to a
customer, and not de
livered except with Q
othor goods. ..... OC
lurgo No. 2 size, llko
salo prlco. IQ,
Special Low Prices On
Single and Double Strength All Sizes
Glaziers Furnished Phone Your Order
Wo Can Start Wrk at Once
Have Your Hair Dressed Free
By An Expert This Week
Special Demonstration and Sale of
HUMAN HAIR GOODS
Now Being Held
MLLE. RHEMBOTTOM, nn experienced hair dresser of Now York, will bo with
all this week. Every day during the past week, she has doubled her
salo of Human Hair Switches, which sho carries with her on her demonstration tour.
She will gladly dress your hair free, If you como to tho storo, or anawor
any questions which you might ask regarding tho carlnsr of your hair.
U'b worth your whllo to have a ahort talk with hor.
20-Inch Wavy Switches
22-Inch Wavy Switches
24-Inch Wavy Switches
This Is a demonstration that few can afford to miss because tho
variety 1b bo much bettor than tho largest stores can afford and you
will find tho present salo one of special values in this Hue.
Make it a point to visit this section on your next visit. It will be
worth whilo, oven If you do not caro to purchase. It Is worth tho tlmo
to know what tho now and pleasing styles In hair-dressing that are to
bo features in tho season's latest models.
26-Inch Natural Switches
28-Inch Natural Switches
30-Inch Natural Switches
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