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lEEP FRIENDS POSTED
Moll them oovlts Of The Be - tha
Ipir with bast Recount of tha storm
Itoo and relief work.
t Beats ' Writing Letters
XL1I NO. 246.
TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 1, 1913 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
J OMAHA, 1
few York Finanoier Dies at Hotel
in Eternal City After Illness
of Few Weeks.
ICONSCIOUS SEVERAL HOURS
rp Turn for tne worse uomes
Sunday. . .
iRKET IS LITTLE AFFECTED
)pens Point Off and Loss is 9b on
)Y TO BE BROUGHT HOME
7111 Be Shipped from Naples
After Service in Rome.
)R BLAMES FUJO INQUIRY
Icier" a Physician Say III 1H-
Waa Due to Emotion
ised by InveatlRntlon ot
the Montr Trust.
March 18. The body of the lato
, Morgan Is ts oo embalmed
tie Vnlted States, on board
bs, A funeral service will
Arch 31. J. flerpont
112:05 o'clock, Rome
knent was made by
pnt Morgan & Co.
the corner of
l?re M33ud this
s was pasted
Orville Wright and
Family Suffer from
the Dayton Flood
SOUTH DAYTON, O., March ai.-Orvllle
Wright, who, ilka thousands of .other
Daytonlans, was engaged today in shovel
ing mud from his home, had no chance
to use an aeroplane when the flood came.
When the warning of the flood camn.
his father, Bishop Wright, and his sis.
ter, Kathcrlnc, left the home In a wagon.
In some way they became separated and
for two clays the Inventor could not find
his father who, however, had experienced
no mishap. Orville Wright fled soon
after his father and sister and found
refuge on the high ground.
Fire broke out in a building near the
old shop whero tho Wright brothers
worked for so many years In perfecting
their flying machine. In the shop were
Invaluable plans and data dealing, with
the construction ot aeroplanes and navl
gatlon of tho air. Orville was greatly ro
lloved tojlnd that the flames had spared
the shop and its contents.
At a meeting of tho relief committee
and member's of tho city council who
have been relieved of active participation
In tho city government, the coun.cllmen
declared their Individual willingness to
co-operate n all necessary measures for
the protection and rehabilitation or the
city. It was decided to appropriate $50,000
of the relief fund to the fled Cross to be
expended )n purchasing tho bare necessi
ties which will permit destitute families
to re-establish homes of a sort until they
can Improve their own condition. V
A court-martial was organised today"
with forty petty cases on the docket.
This court must try such. cases lis the
municipal Justice courts have been super-
j seded in under martial law. Reports that
looters have been shot are untrue, ac
cording to statements by- those In au
thority. Thero have teen rumors ot
such occurrences, but none has been con
firmed. In none of the morgues Is there
a body showing bullet" wounds.
Guards have fired shots to frighten sus
picious characters, bu't never have shot
to kill or Injure.
Levee is Holding Strong and River
PILE SAND SACKS ON LEVEE
IMillronttM. In 1'rcpnmtlon for li
i . . .
iff witter, I'ince i.inmer kiikidi
111 be postponed.
fre lie Went Abroad.
ent with Mr. Morgan's death It
lie known that he had suffered a
Tous attack before his departure for
jrope, but rallied so rapidly that It was
'not considered' a forerunner to fatal Ill
ness and was known only to his most
For many years Mr. Morgan spent a
considerable portion of his time abroad,
but on this trip, for the first time, ho
severed, all .connection with, business af
fair, and permitted his partners to
Bhoulder- all- responsibility foraheir -con-;
duct. It was the first Instance of his
taking such a complete rest since he en
tered the banking business in this city
before the civil war.
ProralnenUbankers In this city Bald this
morning they did not predict any decided
unfavorable effect on the stock market
by reason of Mr. Morgan's death. The
reason of this, they explained, was 'hat
the recurrent rumors of his serious UN
ness had prepared the market for any
possibility and enabled those engaged, in
market operations to prepare for lust
such a situation.
Stuck: Mnrkei Little Affected.
Tho stock market bore up well under
the news of Air. Morgan's, death. Open
ing prices showed declines which In al
most no cane exceeded a point. Support
ing orders rallied the market quickly.
Trading showed no evidence jt' nervous
ness) "Please don't Speak to me now," was
the request ot 3. Plerpont Morgan, Jr.,
now J. I. Morgan, ot the small army
ot newspaper men who greeted him when
he left his home In Madison avenue this
morning. Mr, Morgan was bound for, the
lome of his mother, a few doors aw.ijt'
3efore he reached her door, however, ht
"Two cablegrams have been received
from Rome. One was received at S:15
and the other at 8:30. They have not yet
been translated. A statement' tvIII be
given out later at the offices of J. Pler
pont Morgan fe Co."
DOCTOR U I. AMI'S PUJO IMIUIRY
WASHINGTON, March 31. An Innova
tion In the procedure of the Interstate
.Commerce commission, adopted at the
resulted today In tK confirmation of tho
adjustment of moreXhan f changes In
transcontinental rates li"' cornmodJJIes,'
The advances proposed by tiWs5allf?a1PiK'
few "months ago, wero suspencsP'otyij
ferences resulted ln.nti agreement rtpbn.
some advances and the obanionment'of
others. The commission's decision ftfday-,
muting some advances and 'cancelling'
Physician Sara aiornan'a Breakdown
Dae to Inveattffatlon.
ItOMB, March ?1.-Dr. M. Allen Starr
of New York, called Into consultation for
J. Plerpont Morgan's Illness, attributed
the financier's breakdown to emotion
caused by the 'Investigation carried out
by the PuJo committee at Washington
Into the operation of the "money trust."
Sometime before morning the condition
of Mr. Morgan grew worse. He then
seemed to have lost consciousness and
did not recognize his son-in-law and
daughter, Mr, and Mrs. Herbert I Sater
lee. The financier was unable to answer
questions and even with signs, but hope
was not yet abandonrj. owlm; to the
robustness of his constitution.
Dr. M. Allen Starr and Georga A. Dixon
For Omaha. Council, Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair; not much chorge in temperature.
Temperature at Oinnha Yesterday.
5 a. in ., 40
6 a. m 41
7 a. to j
8 H. in 43
9 .a. m 47
10'a. m U)
11 a. m...,. St.
IS in- o3
'P' tn w ..,
S P. rn A,.,.. 6S
J. III... u)t w
4 p. m a
5 p. m 60
6 p. m, co
7 p. m , IS
8 p. in A 6T
Four Hundred Freight
Rates Are "Adjusted
WASHINGTON. March. 31. Walter H,
Page of Garden City, I I., editor of the
worjd's wowt anu member of Doumeday,
Pago, & Co.,' publishers, has accepted
President Wilson's, offer to, be ambassador
to ureat -Britain. . - j
CAIRO IS STILL SAFE
Forward the Tag Brigade
tit Yard to lleplnec
CAinO, III., March .ll.-Inhl
Calrft wcro given renewed hone tonlnhtr
for tho safety of their city. Befor,
nightfall, a strong current was notlcj.
able lit the Ohio river. This gave n',e
to the pplnlon that something had Ely en
way sojith of hero and that tho situation
which Ihould be growing more and iTiore
despente, had been relieved.
The ievee here, still Is holding sJ ri)nK
tliougi the water now higher thai the
most llevated street level nt tiilm.
Furthijr up at Bridge Junction th water
has, cpt dangerously near the top ot
re and thousands of sacksof sand
in placed to hold It In heck.
ty Is felt over the drintne water
which Is decidedly badf
jol Danlet Morlarity offThe Seventh
it Illinois National louard has
targe of the troops.
engines were- takX, off south.
bound I rains at Mounds, in., whloh Is
In the Iralnago district s.hd replaced by
lighter I witch engines. fiuB waa decded
upon llcause of the Hunger )n driving
the blgloeomotlves ove r the levee south
from til biff Illinois cj,ntra, t.i
opposite Jfildgo Junction. .
that the If
P. T. Lnl
cause for t
refugees arrived today, at
bout twelve miles above Cairo.
persons, apparently with no'
house their effects, guarded
it tho railroad station.
ral miles along the railroad,
th hundreds of laborers are
s with band. These are placed
ra and started with all speed
navo ben pressed Into service'
lacing the sand bags andj
ng iho levee banks. The ilv'or
sreeplng steadily upward. At'
vnlght the gauge stood at ".O..
flj adlng was registered at Kul-
f . . . .:
us strain uere waa mtenfimeu.
when a report reached ht'i
to had brokn at Shawnetown,
iley, In charge of the govorn-
I discredits the report. .Mr.
unable to assign the ral
increased current, but ad
made the outlook at Cairo
It was tWouJght that one of tho levees
6it the KeTatilcky Bide may have gone
terson.it otiBlriioan of'
commlttec,ig!ucd .Oh; following .stk?
nlent. reBaHlinkr conditions' tiere
arch -3t.-JohnH, faii
ot' tho CI Uteris' 'relief
1 !- B, 1.1
ton. i.--i r
"Monw, hdkver.iV' urgently feqUired
for putting . otJr citi In a condition to
and to reli.1
ot whom ViJ
and- all of ivh
hold and p
4 "The conn
to W. F. Blr
oiStbrealc ot serious disease
uiilHiite the thousands, many
ve float their homes ontlrely,
m have lost their house'
llttlio wishes to send out an
nl I to the citizens ot the
or the necessary funds.
tloiiii should be sent direct
pufl. who has been appointed
-The Dead Money King
nU'ld on. Page Two.)
LEGAL AID FOR
Members of Bar Association Offer
Their Services to Sufferers
Free of Charge.
COMMITTEE OP TEN FIRMS
Names Ballinger .
Land Office Head
in. Frost Letter
CHICAGO. March 3t Albert "C. Frost.
Who with Jour others la o'n. trial before
Federal ,Judg;e Landls, charged with dej
ra.ui)ins,jine, government out ot AiasKun
coal lands valued at JlO.bOO.OOO, continue'!
;hlllreot teslUnOnV oday .by explaining
Whatjie,. neA'ril In a letter wrltteit&'
eneriil 6f the ifind'offtcfe'w can got ahy'
,'thln vwe want. '
.dsborne was Indicted with Frost in
connection -with the alleged land (muds,
but has not yet been arrested,' as the
offense Is pot extrldltable.'
"Did you mean you could cet anything
Illegal from Mr. ballinger?" Inquired At
torney Albert Fink.
''No, I did not -intend to. convey that
meaning," replied Frostv "J meant that
we could get any Information about the.
coal lands that we wantod i meant that
we' could learn What" we might want to
know quickly and In much detail as
we ylshed to get "It." .. , ' ' -
Frdst explalned jthftt1 Mr. JSalltngef
forinerly was.ii'tiije'irittd of the law frm
jwlficli1 acted,-. T: his counsel for several
j'cantjand thai' he had acted on the ad
J'lbof' tho firm In taking out coal
claims In Alaska. Frost explained other
portions of letters written to the other
defendants in an effort to show that tho
law had not been violated In the taking
out of the coal land claims. The direct
examination of Frost was concluded this
afternoon and his cross-examination was
begun by counsel for the government.
Frost waa requested to produce all the
correspondence In his possession relating
to the cqal land claims.
Later be brought Into court a large
bundle of letters which were examined by
the government's representative.
JOHN PIBnPpJNT MOUGAN,
Recorded in St. Louis
ST. IXJUIS. March 31. The seismograph
at PL Louis recorded an earthquake of
unusual violence last night at a point
estimated to be 4.200 miles away.
' The shock. It Is thought, was most se
verely felt In Behrlng stralte.It trav
eled" southeast Six maln waycs, the
first of which was recorded at Q;8l' p.
m.,' were followed by threa' secondary
jwaves, the last of which was recordod
11:12 p. m.
-fl . .,11. . I. Li . .
,I0Ho p. m.
t ISEATTLB. Wash.. March SL-A Violent
eannqnaKe was recoraea on Uie l3liimo
gjrfiph ofthe University of Washing
ton, beginning at'7:4S o'lock last night
ajjel continuing an hour- and a half. There
was a continuous shock for, forty-five
minutes. Apparenllyrthe disturbance was
l"ri Berl?ig K1 And it I" believed a vol
jsanio outbreak waa responsible.
CALLOWAY MAN BUYS
t MULE AT DOLLAR POUND
TAJIK I O, Mo., March 3l.-(Speclal,)-
The" lllght price ever received in thU
twn for mule flesh -was reached
terday when Ed nankin sold a marnmoih
Jack for H.JCO, the jack weighed M.
pounds, and the price paid reached 1
per pound. The purchaser waa J. S.
firnlth ot Calloway. Neb, .
VOTE AGAINST WATER BOARD
Nebraska House Passes Measure to
FOR DODGE ELECTION BILL
MenKlir fnt .'I'rlu nf Tlvn ITHKiHMPa
Enrnni fit Vnvf f vatM' l
- Credit' M)tem llrcom-'
? iMended to Pnsa..
Omaha verw- passed by trio houso tlilb
a(terhboS the" one if, IL, 4CT, abolishes
tho-Water bortrd, nha.thc other, S. F. lob.
creates'-, on electlpn ' comrtilssloncr for
Douglas county to be appointed by the
governor, Tho commissioner has power
to appoint' the judges, and clerks of elec
tion and 'has, chargct 'of the registration
of QVters. Should the senate agree to
the -house amendment, which gives hu-thei-lty
to, the governor to appoint, It Is
the opinion here Governor More head will
glvo the place to Lee Hcrdman. Thu Job
pays (3,000 a year.
Hoff, Yates and Anderson ovted no on
the measure because It permitted the
governor to namo the commissioner.
H. It, 407 gives to tho city commission
of Omaha Jurisdiction over Its water
plant whenever- a majority of the votera
at a "general or special" election so vote.
Only Three Oppose.
Thn roll call showed only three men
voting against the bill. Those werq Mike
Lee, ot course, Fisher of Boone, who
says he will not vote for any measure
he does not understand, and rteynolds,
who served with Lee on the committee
on cities and towns. The "Douglas dele
gation waa sadly locking when the
measure was called up, those absent and
not voting being Hraln, Davis, Druesedow,
Flanagan, Foster and,J31mon. Tho others
voted for the bill,, thore being a total of
aeventyclght In the affirmative.
Tax. on Corporations.
Tho following other bills were passed:
II. II. 754, the Potts bill to tax cor
poration onetenth of 1 per cent ot their
H. It. HlZ, tin) claims bill appropriating
H. It 74S, giving llfo to the Jnltlvatlve
These bills. . appropriating tho cash
SEND US Y0UR ORDERS NW--The
in a PHOTO PORTFOLIO OF TH.
cover. Just what ypu want to send
(Continued on Page Two.)
Colonel Orozco, Sr., is
Executed by Order of
EL PASO. Tex., March 31. Colonel
Pascual Oroxco. sr., -father of the formef
northern revolutionary leader, na.i been
executed by orderoi KrnMano TWPHto,
rebel 'leader of southern Mexico, decorat
ing to advices received here today. ColQ.
nel Orozco some days ago visited '.if
pata's stronghold as a peace emlnap
for the liuertu. sovcrnlnent.
I3L PA8Q1 MarchM. Annexation to
the United States U being nought by
certain factions of revolutionary loaders
In Bonora, the northwestern Mexlcan'bor
dcr state practically In onntrpl of insur
gent state troqpw. Ignacio Honlllas, a
Bonora state congressman, said to bo thu
leader of the movement, U now n hm
way to Washington to confer with otiu
cluls of the Departments o( Stale ai d in
terior regarding the plan- According to
leader Jionlllaa will propose that if tho
Washington government recognise tne
belllgr?nQy of the Sonoro state roopi
Jiryiejtation to the United States wlU be
Miss Emerson Tries
in London Erispn
LONDON, March 31. MM, Kmerson ot
Detroit, Mleh. today received . a U tter
Jrom Her, daughterZolle, who .Is jinaer
golng two months "imprisonment In Hoi
loway jail for window smanlng, Itei
"hunger strike" and1 forcible feeding In
prison liavo attracted a great deal of
liasea prlsohor. It stated that'M(ss Km-
ersou nan just completed threa days
solitary confinement for violation nt the
prison rules, She complained thM she
was feeling very filck and feu,red imrnia
nent Injurlfsi to her digestion.,
'Mrs. tfmmellne I'ankluirat in a npcech
today praised highly "tho heroic behavior
of Miss Emerson." Mrs. Pankhuist an
nounced that tho woman who tried to
catch pneumonia In prison by sponging
herself ull over with hot water, ard re
maining uncovorod. all night, as stated
by the home secretary on March 18, was
Tho smuggled letter stated ajst that
Miss Kmerson's arm hud been badly
brulBed by tho policeman who arrested
Tho box reserved for Mrs Emerson
and Mrs. Iankhurst at today's meeting
was shared by Ileatrlce Harraden, the
authoress; Baroness von Hcngervcr Hen.
gelmuller, wife of the former Austro
Hungarlan ambassador to the united
States, and a number ot other prominent
Acting on tho Invitation of Mrs Vank
hurst a number of American women rose
In the audience and expressed their gym.
pathy with Miss Zelle Emerson's jnother.
Ilaron von Iforst ot San Francisco
states that after taking legal advice he
Is satisfied that forcible feeding to llegal
and therefore constitutes a ground for
Interference by the American government
on bchalt of Miss Zelle Emerson-
Applicants for Legal Aid to Consult
Any of These Attorneys,
MANY POINTS FOR DEBATE
Settlement of Losses by Fire Causeu
Many to Seek Advice.
SOME SETTLEMENTS SECURED
Need of Ready Cash Basis for LossesC
by Holders of Policies.
COERCION STRONGLY DENIED
Insurance Men Sity tlint Most Poll
' clea Ilnve Upt-n Pitlit iin Hit on tin
Proof or l,tHrn llnve llecn
M n lie.
the tornado who mav
need protection of the law In connection
with Insurance settlement or lit any
other dlsputea Involving their rights and
who arc unable to pay tor legal advico
hYay call Upon members of tho Omaha
Par association and their cases Will ha
given tmmedlato "consideration. No tees
will be charged In a&eh coses. "
M a mvcllng.ot attorneyajn Judgo But
toirs court room this course was deter
mined. A majority ot thn association
wn 'present at this gathering, though It
was an informal one. A committee or
ton law firms was appointed, any oue
of .whom such applicant for legal aid
arc advised to consult, but It la under
stood that all members nf thn Omaha,
bar will give special consJdre.AWrato4aS
vlctlcs of tho HtorYn. r-'
The follovlrtg.Btateme'Aiw'flJi mven out
by President' Blaqkbur, of the associa
tion: Makea .Statements
"At on Informal meeting In court room
No. 1 this morning a resolution was
adopted -directing mo as president of the
Unr association to name ten membersol
tho bar to represent sufferers from the tor
nado who are financially unable to retain
counsel and to unnounco to all persons
within tho tornado district who are not
In financial condition to pay for profes
sional service that, this .service will bo
furnished . free of charge'. hi all such
"'Persons who may bo entitled to th"
jiriv(icKo uirireiueHcii.io i see anyono or
AlUlnWnyUryw'n.. Balrd Ai
Md'nBp" TjibfnAitKS'ii la ttk barn' Btome Si "
De t&matrv, A.'Q. jSlleW('Mcfloy Ss Olrh
sted. HUibaugh Wattln, Weaver &
THOMAS W BLAOKflUHN',
"Prefildtnt Omaha Oar Association,
Many Points of Sebata,
Settlement of losses by fire where pol
icyholders had tiro Insurance, but no
tornado Insurance and where buildings
were wrecked by tho storm before they
burned, Is one of tho point on which
lawyers think many will need erfal ad
vice. Any peraon who Is In doubt on
this point is advised to consult attort.eys.
Difference of opinion as to 'ho Inter
pretation of file Insurance contract!
arose Immediately after tho storm. A
theory that flro rteK companies wpro lia
ble for the vulu'o of the ruins of build
ings and furniture left by the wind ana
afterward burned was given conslderuoie
credence. Insuranco men, however, say
that clauses In most contracts Invallldats
thU Idea. It Is said many fire insurance
policies provide that whero the walla tif
a structuro fall bcroroflamca breik out
no loss cun he collected. ""In Another In
stance where a houe was merely mpvod
on its, foundation aid after ward burned
It was .claimed thA Insurance ompany
was not llablo by A clause In tho con
tract. . v f
Want (illicit Settlement.
Desire, on the purft of policyholders to
secure quick settlement of lowcs hai
May Be the Next
WASHINGTON, March 3l.-Itudolph
Spreckols of Hun Francisco Is slated by
PrcBldent WJlson for appointment to a
foreign diplomatic mission and Is. fdre
most umong those In the president's con
sideration for ambassador to Germany.
Think Flood Polluted
Chicago Water Supply
CHICAGO. March SI. Trustees ot tho
Chicago sanitary district sent thrro ex
pert today to northern Indiana cities to
'Investigate complaints that large quant),
tl'ea of refuse Is flowing Into Lake Michi
gan as a result of the recent floods, and
lhat this city's water HUpply may bo en
dangered unless vteps are taken to pre
vent the pollution of tho lake.
PACKERS TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF FLOOD: RAISE PRICES
NBW TOrtK. March Sl.-The price of
meat soaredttq the highest figures ot the
year today, and Indications are that It
will go still higher tomorrow. Dealers say
the shortage will soon become acute un
less shipments, checked by the Ohio and
Indiana floods, (are hurried to the city.
(Continued on Pago Fivj.)
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