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Unsettled, Cooler
VOL. XLII-NO. 245.
improvement in Weather Helps Des
titute, but is Dangerous to
Public Health.
Chairman of Committee Issues Ap-
lal to Other Cities.
that Visitors
Host Dead Were Caught in Streets
Going to Work.
Hcnrchera Wdc Through Sen of
Utility ooze UotlteM of Hun
dred! of Dead Animals
LyliiK In Streets.
. Investigations yesterday tended to con
firm the estimates of deaths In the floods
that swept over a score o( cltli In 0.ito
and Indiana last week ut between 6u0
and 600.
".The latest estimates snow tile follow
llig deaths: .
Dayton ISO
Hamilton 01
Columbus 4
ZauesvUle 10
Uelaware 14
Chillleothe .... 16
Coshocton S
Mlddletown 9
valiar Junction. 6
Harrison 13
Clear. 3
Van Wart 3
Maamlsburg ... lBj
nau. ia
Tltftn 16
Mount V.mon.. 10
rremont 14
XTanklln 4
Troy 9
Vsntoe 3
Alansfleld 1
Globe Center. ... 1
Wooater 3
Loudonville .... 1
Hew Bethlehem.. 2
unto total
Peru 301
Tort Wayne 8
Terre Xauta 4
W. Indianapolis.. 1
Hrookrllle IS
Washington .... 4
Frankfort 3
Iioganaport 1
Stash ville 1
Ifunoie 1
uaiayeita x
Newcastle 1
E. Mt. Carmen... 1
Shellburn 1
- .-Indiana total .' , SO
Brand total - 631
As the tlOJOTSO. rivers recede the death
list gradually grows, bodies being picked
out of the debris and found 1,11 tho low
lands. ' Ultra consprv&tlvo estimates place
Jhe number of dead In this state at not
more than 500.
ilowevcr, no authentic information has
been received from Marlettva, Ports
mouth, Ironton and scores of smaller
cities and villages where losses may
have occurred. The largest Increase In
the death -list was at Hamilton, whero
ninety-one bodies have been recovered.
DAYTON, O., March SO. The work of
rehabilitation began here today as the
work of rescue approached its end. The
all Important weather showed Improve
ment as viewed by refugees as It was
warmer and pleasant to frost and water
chilled bones, but the sanitary experts
accepted the rise in temperature with
mixed feelings, for the cold had retarded
the decomposition of animal matter and
Secretary of War Garrison conferred
with various officials and heads of com
mittees and wired President Wilson that
the death list would not reach 00, and
otherwise epitomized the situation and de
parted for Cincinnati after a flitting view
of the city from an automobile.
It Is probable that he will go to Co
lumbus tomorrow.
. W. E. Blackwell, In charge of the
morgues, estimated the dead at 250.
Members of the citizens' relief commit
tee are apprehensive of a water famine.
It Is believed there Is little chance that
the present supply can be made to last
until the water mains are In use again.
A alt for Bottled Water.
R. H. Grant, In charge of thu relief
supplies committee, tonight Issued an ap
peal to aU cities In the country, asking
that' as much bottle water be shipped to
.Dayton as possible. It is especially de
sired that this water be pure, as it is
practically Impossible to boll the water
for drinking purposes.
Medical supplies were reported woefully
short by Major T. V. Dupuy, who Is in
charge of sanitary work. Drugs here
were largely destroyed and the medical
chests of the militia as well as supplies
tent by other cities, have, in many In
(Continued on Page Three,)
The Weather
For Nebraska Fair.
For Iowa Fair.
Temperature, at Omaha Yesterday.
5 a. m
6 a. m
7 a. m
8 a. in
9 a. m
10 a. m
11 a. m
12 m
1 p. m
3 p. m
3 p. m
4 p. m
6 p. m
6 p. m
7 p. m
. SS
, 62
, 66
. oo
, 63
, 63
. 61
, 59
8 p. m
Local Weather Record.
. 56
.Temtiernture at Omaha Yesterday
1913. 1911. 1911. 1910.
Highest yesterday 67 65 60
Lowest yesterday 4S 40 28 4t
Mean temperature 58 K 16 si
TpKClpltatlon 03 .06 .S3 T
- Temperature and precipitation depart
Drra from the normal; .
Jjrmal temperature 4J
Excess for the day , IS
'Total deficiency since March 1 34
Normal precipitation 04 Inch
Deficiency for the day W Inch
Total rainfall alni-e March 1 .. l.Oainrhei
Fxcess ralrfali since March 1 1 70lnche
Kxrett for -or p rlol It!" I 11 Inrhen .
Deficit ncy for cor period. 1911 .10 Inch I
Tornado Victims Still in Hospitals
Reported Doing Nicely.
In- Comnnrlnloti to l.nrni- .Nil in Her
Treated at Different InMltli
tlona ( Mini Were
Fatnll)' Injnred,
1'eports from the vurlous hospitals yes
terday Indicated that most of the tornado
Injured still confined to them were doing
nicely. Many have been discharged since
the day after the catastrophe and wtthln
another week the number will be reduced
considerably. After then only those with
major hurts will be obliged to remain.
In compurlson with the large number
of wounded',that were originally taken to
the different Institutions surprisingly few
were fatally Injured.' The official,, Jlst
ounuay evening jitootnia rouo a
V. J. LePage, 4518 Martha street.
fracture and scalp wound,
Mr. Mathtney, IffiS MiiEun street.
Klla Douglas, colored. Twenty-fifth and
Lake streets.
Pope Cowle, Twenty-sixth and Q
Hanna Hargudine, Forty-second street
and Grand avenue.
William Eagan, Forty-fifth and Marcy
streets, not Injured.
Mrs. J. S. Uagan and two children,
5411 Mayberry avenue, deep wound, arm
and scalp wound.
Mrs. Nellie Eagan, 902 South Forty
fifth street, scalp and leg wound.
Loretta Eagan. 002 South Forty-fifth
street, scalp wound.
Mrs. Mary Abernathy and two children.
2201 North Twenty-fifth street.
Henry Elklns, 2124 Northv Twenty-first
street. . , .
William Eck, 3823 North Tweniy-imru
Gertrude Gilpin, 3463 California street.
Mrs, Frank Griffin. 5117 Poppleton ave
nue. . .. .
Ella Golden, Z302 xsortn xwcniy-iiiiii
street. .
Mrs. John Irwin, 20SJ rorin iweni)-
fourtli street.
Georgia Jackson, 2314 ratncK avenue.
Albert Lee. 2201 Rurdette street.
Joseph Levants, 2315 California street.
John Lindsay, 1414 North Thirtieth
Earl Merrlam, 2S74 innney sireei.
.Mrs. W. A. Morrow, 2826 Decatur Btrcct.
Lawrence McGregor. Boston, Maes.
Mabel Peterson, 4420 Juckson street.
V E. Panabaker, 3625 California street.
Essie Robertson. 2203 North Twenty-
fifth street. ,..
Fred Reeves, jiis rsorni i weu.j-w,...
street. . ,
Mrs. H. Strlttmaner.
Mrs. Ethel J. Sell. 3465 Cal forrila street.
Rosa Smith, 2302 North Twenty-fifth
street. , ,
John WalU, zn-n imhc
E R. Wlggs. 3230 Evans street.
William Wiggs,. 3230 Evans street.
Raker, Twenty-fourth and Har
ney streets. ,,....n, .rPet.
Joe cooper, oio D,;"Av..
N Cox. mV street. South Omaha.
Mrs C E? Duncan. 4101 Farnani street.
Mrt W F. Dunmcler. 3820 Chicago
street. Ca t.. iitn rt.
Mrs. Bert iicias. t.
J A FiBher. 4518 Marcy htreet.
jr.e ifovhftrri' avenue.
Mrs. Glvatlnsky, 4S07 Marcy street,
ilelen Griffin. 217 Poppleton avenue.
D Kassler, 1902 North Twenty-slxth
street, . v-.u Txpntv.
James Mcuonaiu. ui
elghlb avenue D...,f. .lMJt.
Mrs. MacKoviix, it ......
Mrs. Putman. 5140 Burt stre-'t. ....
N. Petersen. 127 North Twenty-eighth
Charles Pastner, Foriy-bccond
Jackson streets.
Robert Robinson. Forty-second
Harney streets.
r-.harles Roodwlck. Twenty-third
Center streets.
Mrs. Sheppard. 4249 Harney "trcet.
Frank Tryon, 2419 North Twenty-fourth
"'Sirs.' Vlzovlcek. 663 South Forty-second
Mrs. ' Abbott. 2211 Irard street.
Mrs. C. S. Bowman.
James Carroll.
Mrs. M. Dragoo. 4824 Woolworth ave-
"Marlon Dunvllle, 3321 Lincoln boulu-
VMr! and Mrs. Holm. 369' North Thirty
eighth street.
Mrs. W. Holman, 4530 Mayberry avenue.
Florence Jones. 4318 Jackson street.
H. A. Mllke. 4S01 Pierce street
W. E. Shaffer. 4330 Mayberry avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Walsh, 131f South
Forty-eighth street.
Ous Anderson, 321 North Thirty-sixth
Francis Gro Jeun. J51S Webkter htrtef
G. L. Hammer. 3 North Thlrt) -elgth
Mr G. L. Hammer. WS North Thlrt
elghth street.
Ella Holmes SOS North . Thltiy-fitth
FUa Nelson 363 North Thirty-eighth ;
Continued on Page Two.)
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ZacJklxLg 201:0.
Greatest Fight o fthe Session is to
"Come Off" Today.
llollen or Icnox Will Make Mtronir
Flirht AKnlnnt Ilenoln t Ion to In
carcerate Cramer for Six
Mourn Without Trial.
(Fiom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb.. March 30.-(Spcclal.)
The sensational fight of the session
will come in the house tomorrow when
an effort Is made to adopt the resolution
Introduced by an Investigating commit
teo to send Guy Cramer to Jail for six
hours without a trial on the charge of
having struck Representative Sugarmau,
Hotlon of Knox expects to make a fight
against the adoption of the resolution,
and If pressed too hard he may make
some disclosures that may put the house
up against the proposition of suspending
or expelling one of its members.
The committee appointed to investigate
the Cramer-Sugarman Incident, through
Its chairman, Nichols of Madison, haa
made two reports to the house which
flatly contradict each other, and Bollen
will rely on these conflicting reports to
prevent the house taking any summary
action against Cramer.
In the first report Nichols reports
Cramer hit Sugarman after adjournment,
or words to that effect, and he reported
examining several witnesses to prove the
assault had ocourred.
In the second report Nichols reports
the assault ocourred In the presence of
the house of representatives in repre
sentative hall.
As a matter of fact, the assault oc
curred during the noon recess In the
lobby of representative hall.
tayn Snnrnrmnu Incited Cramer.
Bollen will Insist that the house had
no jurisdiction, Inasmuch as the assault
did not occur while the house was In
spsslon. He will also attempt to show
that Sugarman incited Cramer to riot
and was himself to blame for the asrault
and Ills remedy lies In the courts and
he cannot get satisfaction at the hands of
the house. Bollen will Insist that the In
cident was not an assault on the peace
and dignity of the house and, therefore,
the house has no Jurisdiction In the
He believes the committee Is deserving
of censure for having made conflicting
statements regarding the assault and he
Insists If It had been made n the pres
ence of the house there would have been
no necessity for the examination by the
committee of a bunch of wltneiisei. In
stead the, committee should have sum
moned Cramer to the bar of the ho ite
and he would have been summarily pun
ished as In the case of contempt In Urn
presence of the court.
Some believe the committee in Its
(Continued on I'ase Two.)
ooking Over the Ruins
an. 33 Cuming fS6e&
Madison Will
Aid. the Omaha
Tornado Victims
MADISON. Neb., March 30. (Special.)
A mass meeting of the citizens of Madi
son will be held Monday evening at 8
o'clock at the Hasklns' theater, to con
sider what should be dono to assist the
Omaha cyclone sufferers. The meeting
Is called by Mayor Fred H. Davis. The
citizens of Madison deBlre to extend their
sympathy to the unfortunates In Omaha
In a substantial way, and It Is thought
that the action of this meeting will re
sult In a plan, which will comprehend
the entire city and make It possible for
all to do something, thus distributing the
burden from a few to many.
Lawmakers Are Beginning to Sec
Error of Loafing on the Job.
Stnr Chnntber Seealon Attempt" to
Pick Out Dllla of Ileal Importance
from Antonn Mnea that
Una Accnmnlnteil. I
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., March 30. (Special.)
Though late in the season and the scaleh.
are beginning to drop from the eyes of
borne of the house members and they
are beginning $.0 take a tumble to them
selves. These several house members
have concluded they have been taking
themselves too seriously and that really
making the laws for the state as exem
plified by the present house Is a dullu
hIon and a snare 'and a roaring farce.
All of which came out at a star chamber
session of three democrats last night
when they got together to pick out some
bills of state Importance from the mass
now on file and pass them. They had
the opinion that the legislature had done
nothing and would do nothing unless the
steering committee got busy at once.
They propose to bo the steerers.
Those present at the meeting were Fall
stead of Richardson, Busch of Otoe, El
wood of Antelope, Relsche of Dawes and
one or two others. i On the outside with
no Invitation to enter was Bollen of Ce
dar, and Knox, while down the street
was Potts of Pawnee, chalrmanr respec-
(Contlnued on Page Two.)
The General Relief Fund
amount now to over $150,
000 to which is to be added
the money collected on Sun
day, which will be reported
thi$ morning.
in Omaha Sunday
. ....2..
Relief Committee Sending Out Pre
pared Victuals to Stations.
tireal .Unity People Are .Sendlnir
In Article Ont of Itepalr nnil
of I'rnctlcnlly no Itenl
Food already cooked and prepared for
the table was sent out from the Auditor
ium yeslerduy morning and afternoon to
the various relief stations for tho benefit
of the sufferers who have no place to
preparo food, even If It were received
A squad of cooks were busy all Satur
day night and Sunday morning In the
basement of the Auditorium cooking food
and forwarding It to the stations. Cap
tain Strltzlnger. In charge of the relief
work at the Auditorium, says tho food Is
being given away as fast as It comes to
the stations and continued calls for more
prmrcd Into the Auditorium all day.
Stock Department Hnpplleil.
Another feature which Is proving of
great benefit Is the receiving of large
bundles of clothing for babies and for
women In confinement. People all over
the city rushed large quantities of baby
clothes to the Auditorium upon learning
that It was needed. Bundles containing
apparel for the little tots were wrapped
at the headquarters and shipped to the
various stations whore It wus greatly In
Ifaele.a Donations.
Captain Strltzlnger complained yester
day of receiving many ai tides which nro
of little or no use. Ho said peoplo hud
sent In old stoves with the doors and legs
broken off and which were of no practi
cal service and Just caused unnecessary
expense of hauling them to the Audi
torium only to be then thrown away.
Ilnlntlea for III,
A limited supply of eggs, fresh milk
and Jellies and preserves are In the hunds
of the general relief committee and will
be sent to sick people who are absolutely
In need of them, but will not be sent out
(Continued on Pago Two.)
MINNEAPOLIS, March 30.-Pat Crowe,
who was serving a ninety days' sentence
for ordering more chop suey at a local
restaurant than he had money to pay
for. was released from the workhouse
Saturday with two-thirds of his time yet
to serve. This action was taken by the
court because Frank At cDmihlil. unnr.
ini.,M.nt ,,r .,rir,n i..i,i .us i.i.
" V " " , - .
that the stories he wus telling of his
numerous escapades In the old days
were having an evil Influence on the
young prisoners, many of them serving
their first sentence for trivial offenses.
Report of Committee Suggests May
Prison Reforms of Importance.
Modern Lnnaunae Mnn the Joint
Committee of Mcnnte nnd llonae
Cannot Dlacrllic Food Condi
tion In Nelirnaka I'cna.
(From r Staff Correspondent,)
LINCOLN, March 30.-(Speclul.) The
Joint committee of the senate and house
has made Its report on the condition of
the state penitentiary and its recom
mendations are included. It reports the
condition of the kitchen and the facili
ties for preparing food, a disgrace to
decent state In the following language:
It la difficult to reDort unon the con
ditlon of the kitchen and the manner ol
handling the food, and use mod era to
language. It your committee wore to
rf.nrlh 111 nnnriltlnn nt 'lh. bttnhan
aa It was when visited bv vfmr com
mittee and to picture the receptacles
In which the food was bel ugprepared,
the condition of the room In which It
was bclmr tinmured. the details would
be so unpleasant, the veracity ot your
committee might be questioned,
The filth In the kitchen, when cleaning
up ufter a meal, the entire repulsive
condition of thn utensils "In which food
Is bundled Is such as to disgrace any
civilized Institution and It Is tho sense
of vonr rnmmltten that Immediate steps
should bo taken to appropriate sufficient
funds for tho erection of a one-story
building at the eaBt end ot tho yarn,
connecting with tho east cell house, and
In.irA mnrtlltrli tiv a kltflinn lintl dining
room. Many of the kitchen utensils
should bo thrown awuy and now Hinges,
enameled kltchon utensils, enameled
dishes for serving of the food and metal
tubs for garbuge and soiled dishes should
be puichused ut once. Vegetables and
food are now prepared In wooden tuns
and tho sollef plates and garbuge are
removed from tho dining room In old
broken wooden tubs that are a breach
- .... . .nnNarv Inw.
ot tne itiubv cimuciin jt
Uliilnir Room in lin.eineni.
Tho dining room Is In a basement,
.,mJ.,l In iiMi nn extent that home ol
the prisoners are being fed In the tor-
riUUlB Ol IIIU UP" nvfMnvn. -..v
i- .. .....i.i,,, Klrnrtlire nachc'l
I... lii,.n.,l frnm tile rilnlllk TOOin iUO
Is small, filthy, and Impossible to keep
closet in the kitchen on chunks of Ice
und the drainage from tho closet r Uns o
over the floor. It seems remarkable thiit
some pldmlc has not rsultcd from the
conditions as they now exist. no mj
.t nel of the penitentiary Is a new
kitchen and dining room.
Ilnaitltal la h Farce.
The report condemns tho hospltul as
unworthy of the name and suggest the
building of a second floor in the east ceil
house to bo used for hospital and bath
purposes. It Is estimated this will cost
not less than $10,000. It recommends the
construction of twenty-flvo or more
shower baths and tho presold baths made
more sanitary and the prisoners given
more privacy. At present there are two
rows of twcnty-elght old bath tubs placed
aide by side In the open. To make over
thn baths would cost not more than
Regarding the possibility of recreation
grounds tho committee Bays:
Your committee Is of tho opinion that
the board of commissioners should ulti
mately plan to remove tho heating plant
and endue house front Its present loca
tion in the yard to a point outside of the
yard In order to do awuy wun tne aaugei
of otilhrrtik unci the introduction of
"done" by the dally taking In and out of
coul cars. As this would be an expens
Ivn removal at this tlmo. and Other III)
provements are so much more badly
needed, we puss this suggestion merely
with our recommendation.
Would Tear Down llorae llarna
We recommend, however, thut the
board of public lands and buildings oi
the board of commissioners take steps
Immediately to teur down the old horst
barn, which is Inside the yard, and was
the original territorial prison. tne tew
horses In the barn can be easily accom
modated In the farm buildings outsldi
of the walls, and this space will be
needed when tho dining room and kitchen
is erected. The present solitary cell
house and hospital room, the green house,
the Lee Broom and Duster office, the
heating plant and the horse barn should
all bo taken out or the yard and tin i
space given up for exerclae and reoroa
tlon of the men. Rut as these removali
and changes will take time and money. It
is the recommendation of your committee
that immediate steps be taken and an
appropriation made for the erection ot
an eighteen-foot wire fence made of
strong material, with guardhouses at
proper Intervals and that this enclosure
be made on the high ground In front ot
and to the north of the penitentiary and
that the prisoners be given opportunity to
exercise in tne open air, ror at least a
few minutes each dpv and oiv Siturdai
afternoons they be glien a military drill
i "r " P'rmltttil to take part In such
I Port us Is conducive to health and
phvslcal strength.
The committee recommends the pass
age of the bill sent in by the governor
appropriating $00,000 to carry out its
Committee to Systematically G
About Work of Securing Addi
tional Sums.
Will Ask 'for Contributions from
Those Not on the Lists.
Has Relief Measure Asking for
Right to Vote Bonds.
Only Way in Which Such Bill May
Now Be Introduced.
Plnil Ther llnvp Undertaken a liana
Tnnlc to tllieek Up the Mat of
Property Damnked by
the Cyclone.
With the general relief fund for the
tornado sufferers mounting to $1&0,0
n round numbers, tho general relief
comrnlttce expects this morning to set
to work systematically to Inquire fdrther
for relief monoy from some of tho busU
ness firms of tho city. A '.1st of the
business firms that have contributed has
been made up alphabetically and the
amount they have contributed will be
placed after their names. This Is fof
the uso of the commltteo alone In makllif
further solicitations. "Wo havo thug
tar not asked a single soul or firm te
contribute," said one of tho committee
eaterday evening and tho monoy ha
been pouring In splendidly. When we
come to look over the list ot firms lit
the city nnd tho amounts they have
given, there really are not so v.y many
that have not contributed up to oate.
We havo no doubt all of them are
willing to contribute and we are eolmf
o call them up one by one and ask
them It they will contribute and how
Expect to Swell List.
This system. Is expected . to swU the
list materially before this evening, al
though it will perhaps take several days
or maybo a week to rcuch all ot them.
"Tho money Is coming in splendidly,"
sld Treasurer Cowcll when asked about
the finances yestcrduy," but thy need
s terrific, tho need Is terrlfflc."
Neck 11 o nil Authorisation.
A commltteo from the special flnsnce
committee of the general relief com.
mlttec, headed by John L. Kennedy, win
go to Lincoln this morning to present
the needs of Omaha before the otat
legislature. They will ask for tne enact-
mont ot laws permitting Douglas county
to vote $1,000,000 in bonds to be used
for tho upbuilding of the destroyed
This committee leaves at 915 this morn
Ing for Linculn. There are fourteen 1
the committee, and a roll call last night
Indicated that about a dozen ot these
would be ablo to go. They will tako wltt
them a draft of the proposed bill they
desire the legislature to consider, em
powering Douglas county to vote bonds
In tho sum ot $1,000,0X1. The committer
will go directly to the governor with the
proposal, as It Is only thiuugh the recom
mendation of the governor that a bill
can be introduced In the legislature now
that the twenty days fixed by law for tho
Introduction of bills have past
Real E.tnte Men Active,
Tho commltteo of rcnl estate men work
ing In thn affected district gathering in
formation In regard to the amounts of
damage in the various homes, the condi
tion of mortgages, etc., has been work
ing faithfully, but will not likely bo
through for several days. Members ot
the commltteo say it Is tho most difficult
task they have ever undertaken. Only
by the aid of the maps and charts kept
by all real estate men aro they ablo to
determine the houso number of most)
places where the wreck was worst, as
several houses aro often piled together
In one tangled mass of kindling wood,
with no house number to bo found any
where In the ruins. When the commit
tee does learn the number ot the houso
that stood there, the next task Is .to find
the owner or the renter. If the house is
destroyed or damaged to any great ex
tent the family has necessarily moved
and In most cases no one In the neighbor
hood la able to tell where the family haa
dimmed Addressee.
As yet no very effective method ofi
listing new addresses has been devised.
Miss Clara Cooper has on her own au
thorlty established a bureau of .'hanged
ddretses In the city council chmber. Sha
lias a card system and haa .1st of a
great many changed addreses. but as
yet no very systematic method of report-
(Continued on Page Two.)
Bend your contribution for
the tornado victims to amy
Omaha newspaper nnd it will
be acknowledged in the paper
and turned into official relief