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The Omaha Sunday Bee
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VOL. XLII-NO. 43.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 13, 3913-S1X SECTIONS-SLTY-TV() PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
HUGE WATER Ml
Citizens and Officials of Plorenoe
Unite with Omahans in De
DITCH STILL LEFT UNCOVERED
Dirt Piled High in-Streets of Both
City and Village.
DAMAGE SUITS ACCUMULATING
Commissioners Unable to Induce
Water Board to Act.
MAY START AN INVESTIGATION
1'rlctlon IlcttTt'cn Contractors nml
Howell' Orunnlr.tttloii May lie
Due tu ClrouinntniiecH Kepi
front I'll lil lc.
Failure of Water Commissioner Howell
and the Wator board to fulfill promises
they made to residents along the route
of the forty-etght-lnch water main from
Florence to have that main laid and the
street clear by September, 1J12, has In
censed citizens of Omaha and Florenco
and the Omaha city council, besides
giving rise to tho suspicion that the
material In the pipe Is Inferior and may
have to be moved.
Tho ditch Is only partially filled; drt
Is piled high In tho streets, rendering
them almost Impassable, and endangering
life and limb, and the city has become
tho defendant In numerous suits us a
result of alleged personal Injuries or
"Wo ought to have relief," said Coun
cilman Thomas McGovern. "The ditch
has caved In, the streets arc In an awful
condition and have been so for many
months. Crossings are a menace to life,
and still the board delays."
"Trouble Is," said City Commissioner
Dan B. Butler of tho department of
finance nnd accounts," that this man
Howell has been spending all his time
In Lincoln, lobbying. Ho hann't had tlmo
to attend to his own business."
"It ought to havo been finished a long
time ago," said C. II. Wlthnell, city com
missioner of fire protection and water
supply. "Tho delay has been very ag
gravating." "We've beeln trying to get them to fill
this ditch," said Commissioner J. B.
Hummel of tho department of parks,
"but 'we huven't succeeded. Complaints
are bclpg made and damage suits started,
but wo aro powerless, It seems, to forco
tho Water board to do the right thing."
Street Commissioner Kugel has ,en
&tiuiitere,d all kinds of difficulties because
the streets are torn up and ho has been
Enable to keep them In a clean or even
There Is a growing sentiment In favor'
nf n. thorouch Investigation to uncover' If
possible tho "nlggor In the wood pile,"
the belief being that some circumstance
unknown to all except the water boarders
Is. responsible for the friction between
contractors and the board and the su
sequent long delays.
Little work Is being done on the ditch
now, although the ground Is not frozen.
The pipe has sprung numerous leaks and
It Is considered posslblo the water com
missioner hesitates to, order the ditch
filled until It is known positively whether
the pipe will have to be removed and the
work done again.
All the pipe Is In the ground and fre
quent "teats" have been made tests
Which resulted only In further delay, be
cause the pipes havo always burst or
sprung such large leaks that It was
necessary to shut off the water and make
Unable to Secure Water.
Howell secured a. contract with the con
tractors by which, without accepting tho
rtpe as complete or without having the
ditch filled, water could bo run through
It That was three or four months ago,
but water for useful purposes has never
been lot through the main, although the
nests" have gone on at Infrequent
Citizens havo petitioned the Water
board and prayed for relief, but no relief
has been given. Florence Is In even
worse condition than Omaha, because of
this open ditch through the center of the
town. Protests and prayers from Flor
ence citizens also have gone unheeded.
And so Florence Is wrought up and
watting for revenge because tho streets
there for bIx months havo "looked worse
than the tornado's patch ( through
(.Continued on Page Two.)
Forecast till 7 p. m. Sunday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vwln
lty Fair tonight and Sunday; rising tern
5 a. m 33
6 a. m S3
7 a. m 34
8 a. in 33
9 a. m 33
10 a. m 44
11 a. m 46
12 m 47
1 p. m 50
2 p. m 50
3 p. m SI
Local Weather Record.
1913. 1912. 1911. 1910.
Lowest last night 32 00 43 M
Precipitation 00 T .01 .00
Normal temperature for today, 49 de
Excess In precipitation since March 1,
Excess corresponding period in 1912, 0 W
or an incn.
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HOUSE PASSESJATER BILL
Measure Creating District Goes
Through, 66 td 28.
DEMOCRATS AGAINST HOME RULE
I.ee, Druesetlow nml Dnvla Vote
with Onnu In Support nf Hill
Coercion Hurt! Until the
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, April IS. (Special.) The
stock yards lobby, combined with the
water board lohby and a United SUtea '
senator, who may havo some patronage
I dispense, wero ablo to put throu;n n
plulgo breaking democratic house u
proposition In direct opposition to home
rule nnd which prohibited tho people uf-
fectedl from voting on tho question.
Thuro wero sixty-six members who lined
up behind the stock yards to remove
from tho jurisdiction of the Omaha itcr
Board this corporation. This action luko
from Omaha $3J,0W annually. Lobbyist
Howell suggested to tho stock yards
company ho would rumove tho company
from tho Jurisdiction of the water bord
and thus save tho company this money-
tax payers' money If no fight would bo
made upon the measuro. Cloncral Manager
Buckingham considered tho proposition
for one week and accepted It slnco which
time the block yards has beau boasting
The bill which takes from Omaha and
surrounding towns the right to govern
their Internal affairs or any control over
their wator plant Is senate file No. 17.
introduced by Senator Saunders. It
passed tho house this morning by a vote
of 06 to 28. Druuscdow, Davis and Iee
voted for It and the remainder of the
delegation voted against It and In tho
Interest of tho people.
Hitchcock Uses Whip.
To secure favorable action on the bill
Senator Hitchcock wroto to democratlu
members of tho house to lineup for It
and candidates for appointive federal
offices were brought hero nnd made to
work for It. All votes that could bo
traded for It. regardless of tho Norton
anti-logging bill which tho now proven
fakers of tho house passed sotno weeks
Hold at Least Three
WASnrNGTON, April 12. Hundreds of
women were pouring Into Washington to.
day and more hundreds will arrive to
morrow to attend the annual convention
of the Daughters of the American Revo
lution, which formally opens Monday.
In tho meantime committee meets nro
numerous and political conferences In tho
rivalry for tho various offices In tho or
ganization aro keying up tho delegates.
For president of the society throe candi
dates arc In the field and a brisk rlva'ry
marks tho raco for other places. ,
It was announced today that three
meetlngs'at'least during tho coming week
Will bo secret. These will be held Wednes
day, Thursday and Friday, and none nut
delegates will be admitted. Information
as to the business to be brought up on
these three occasions was refused. Mat
ters of policy. It was understood, how.
ever, wero to be discussed, and a concen
sus of opinion concerning the proposed
revision of tho constitution would be
A sharp fight Is promised over ttic pro.
posal that the govemment be asked to
bear part of the expunso of constructing
Continental hall,, which jet Is unfinished.
It is feared that If congress appropriates
funds the organization's headquarters
then would bo subject to the control of
the government. Many oppose such a
Three Arrests Made
in Quarter Million
NEW YORK. April 12. The police re
ceived word early today from Hazleton,
Pa., that a man calling, himself Joseph
Stone, an Englishman, and two other
men had been arrested there by New
York detectives, who havo been at work
on the theft of J250.000 worth of Jewelry
from the pawnshop of Martin Simons &
Sons on tho east side here a month ago.
Deputy Police Commissioner George B.
Dougherty said that two of his detectives
had beon trailing three suspected men
ever slnco the robbery. According to
word from Hazleton the men were found
with burglar tools In their possession.
The robbery of tho Simons pawnshop
was one of the most successful here In
years. The burglars, carefully avoiding
alarm wires of doors and windows, cut
their way into the Simons shop and dug
their way through the thick wall of a
stone and mortar vault to the wealth nf
booty, with which they escaped.
The men arrested at Hazletoo are held,
so far as known here, only on the local
charge of carrying burglar tools.
Bomb Found on Steps
of Crowded Theater
NEW YORK. April 12. A bomb thrown
on the basement steps of a moving, pic
ture theater on Fourteenth Btreet last
night, was discovered Just In tho nick
of time, to prevent a panic and possible
disaster to 2,000 persons who crowded
A fireman detailed to the theater saw
what he thought was a damp match sput
tering at the foot of the stairs. He found
It was the end of a fuse attached to a
bomb. He pinched out the sparks and
summoned an agent of the bureau of e-vm-bustlbles,
who placed the machine In
water and after it was thoroughly soaked
it was opened. It was carefully con
structed and contained a liquid which re
sembled nitroglycerin and a quantity of
powder. The spectators at the moving
picture show were kept In Ignorancj of
Leader of Suffragettes in England
Wins Hunger Strike on the
AT LIBERTY ON PROBATION
Must Report Frequently or She
Will Be Arrested Again.
After Being Let Out of Jail, Is
Taken to Sanitarium.
LEADERS TAKEN BY SURPRISE
Did Not Kiunv that Womnn Wni to
lie Freed, Ho No Demonstra
tion Mnrkr.l tier Itr
lenne. LONDON, April 12.-Mrs. Emmellno
rnnkhurst, tho suffragette leader, was
released from Hollowny jail this morning
after having been on a "hunger strike"
since she was sentenced, only nine days
ago, to three years of penal servitude
Mrs. Pankhurst was released on proba
tion under the terms of which she must
report at frequent Intervals to the police.
In case she commits any misdemeanor
shn Is liable to Immediate arrest without
a warrant and must then serve out her
full term of conviction. The Intention of
the authorities Is to allow her to bo free
only until she regains her strength.
Condition In l.riivc.
Tho condition of the suffragette leader
was described by her friends this morn
ing as very grave. She was removed At
once to a sanitarium.
Tho Women's Social and Political union,
the organization of tho militant suffra
gettes, did not learn In advance of the
intended releaso orJtrs. rnnkhurst and
there was no demonstration' when she left
Phyllis Brndy and Mllllcent Dean, two
girls who were arrested on April 4 as
"suffragettes flrebrandB" wero sen
tenced to six weeks Imprisonment each at
tho police court today. Miss Brady has
been on a "hunger strike" smco she was
arrested and appeared In court today In
an exhausted condition.
Carter Says Road's
Figures on Earnings
Do Not Show Facts
NEW YORK. April 12,-Rcprescntatlons
of tho eastern roads that somo of them
would show a deficit In their earnings
If tho request of their firemen for nn
advance in wages should bo granted, is
misleading and unfair, according to a
brief submitted today by W. H. .Carter,
.president of the Brotherhood of Fire
men to tho board of arbitration that Is
to decide the wage dispute
Mr. Carter sets forth that only twelvo
of the fifty-two loads Involved In the
controversy are independent. Those
twelve, ho says, control the forty others
and "By a division of traffic or ,un
allotment of earnings can make the earn
ings of, tho subsldarles -practically any
amount they wish."
It is. further contended that excluding
eight roads now showing deficits, the
combined surplus of the railroad In
volved amounts to J256.2S8.' 1.
"With this enormous amount at iiir
disposal," says Mr. Carter. "It Is cVl-
aent that the railroads are fully able to
pay the Increase asked, which, according
to the estimate of tho railroads them
selves, would result In an annual charge
amounting to less than one-twenty-fifth
of the total amount of surplus."
Breaks at Rosedale;
Ohio Falls at Cairo
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 12.-A break In
the old MlsslsslDnl levee nt ijiVn r.rr,.
son. Ark., ten miles below Rosedale, Mlks.,
occurred early today, according to tele
phone reports. No life loss was reported
In tho first messages.
WASHINGTON, April 12.-The weather
bureau Issued this flood bulletin:
The Ohio river at Cairo Saturday morn
ing was at a stase of 54.1 feet, a fail of
.3 foot in the last twenty-four hours.
The Mississippi continues to fall at
Memphis and rise below thnt point. No
important changes have occurred In the
flood situation elsewhere
CAIRO, April 12. River Conditions huiu
continue to Improve.
Permission has been granted saloons,
moving picture shows and all business
houses to reopen at noon today.
Jennings Will Be
Judge in Alaska
WASHINGTON. April 12.-Robert W,
Jennings of Juneau Is to be appointed
United States district Judge for Alaska
and C. L. Reames of Medford, Ore., has
been selected for United States attorney
for the district of Oregon.
Among the nominations sent to the sen
To be third assistant secretary of state
Dudley Field Malone of Now York.
To be counselor of the State department,
John Bassett Moore of New York.
.RECORD IN 600-YARD RACE
NEW YORK, April 11-James E. Mere
dith of the University of Pennsylvania
and a member of the. American Olympic
team, established a new American Indoor
record for 600 yards at the game of the
Loughlln Lyceum In Brooklyn tonight.
Meredith covered the distance In 1:13
minutes, clipping one-flth of a second off
the record held by Abel Klvlat and Harry
Drawn for The Bee by Powell.
Y EMPLOYERS TO
Proposed Walkout in Belgium Pre
sents Unusual Features.
SOME AGREE TO PAY WAGES
Wnr Minister Transferrin Troops
to Points Awsr from Their
Homes Soctnllnta Advise
A sal nut Violence.
BRUSSELS," Belgium, April 12.Slngular
variations' of sentiment havo boon de
veloped both in the Belgian capital and
In the provinces In connection with the
Strike for manhood suffrage which Is vx
pectctd to Involve 600,000 Belgian working
men on Monday next.
One strange phenomenon Is tho support,
active or tacit, given by many employers
to the movement. Some of them havo
even declared that they will continue
their workmen's wages during tho triku,
While others have contributed tc tho
strike funds or offered to tako caro o' the
.Tho clerical newspapers Insist that llch
liberals aro privately swelling the strike
funds, while liberal and radical clubs In
various cities are openly supporting the
movement by subscriptions.
The minister of war is transferring all
troops from tthe posts from which they
have been stationed to otjher pluces,
where the soldiers have no acquaintances
and so can be used more efficiently m
case of disturbance.
Socialist Aitalnst Violence. t
CHLARLI, Belgium, April 12.-.BII1-'
boards all over this city were covered
today with great red posters on which
was printed tho socialists call to tho
men to 'strike for manhood, suffrago nnd
the equal vote" by laying down their
tools on Monday, when it is expected
more than 300,000 men will quit work in
Belgium. The placard ndded:
"This Is a strike of folded arms And not
of raised flstBl Respect the llborty of
those who wlsli to work and the authori
ties wfil als respect the freedom of
those who wish' to cease work.'
Complete passlveness la urged upon ths
rtrlkers by the socialists union, which
te'l them that injury dono to our,
opponents Is injury to our cause."
Government posters havo been hung by
the side of the socialist placards and
these quote In full, article 310 of the penal
code, respecting those Interfering with
the rlght'to work.
Miss Wilson Talks to
Y. W. OA. Meeting
RICHMOND, Va., April 12,-Mlas Jetsle
Wilson's address on "What the Youni;
Woman's Christian Association mean
to the College Girl." was the principal
feature of the program at tho taaocla
tlon's national convention, though it
was scheduled for the night session.
Miss Wilson has been an interested Pt
tendant at all the sessions.
Rain today caused a series of outdoor
tableaux Illustrating the activities of the
association throughoutt the world, tu
bo held In the horse show building, At
the business session of the convention
Mrs. R. II. Paesmore of Minneapolis and
Miss Harriet Taylor of New York led
The woman suffragists at the conven
tion havo vainly attempted to get from
Miss Wilson some expression of the at
titude of herself and the other women
of tha president's family toward "the
cause." She steadfastly refuses to dis
cuss political questions.
s That Bloom in the Sp
WILSON AT GRIDIRON DINNER
Executive and Cabinet Are Guests
of Newspaper Men,
BRYAN IS LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER
Ilmprrntc Dmmimil Siunol Trim In
Sti-nl Ilia IliuiKliter, MIm Tnrifr,
mil la .SmiiHimI It)' Un
WASHINGTON, April U.-Presldcnt
Wilson nnd his cabinet took Ihclr first
lesson lu"satccraft: ,froniCho (Jrldlron
club tonight at Its annual spring din
ner. In tho presenco of members) of tha
diplomatic corps, members of congress
and many distinguished figures In pub
lic life ihoy took n good-natured grilling
which was a hearty welcome nftcr all.
Tho ' correspondents. In fcong and Jest,
drow back tho curtain to disclose tlo
pitfalls that beset any administration and
show tho foibles, tho weaknesses and tho
virtues of statesmen.
A sccno from genuine melodrnma, "Tho
.Democratic Lighthouse" conveyed In
thrilling fashion tho warnings to the
tariff makers of the dangers that llo In
their pathway. In tho llghthouso upon
tho rock wns fought the battle between
the principles of puro democrucy and
enemies In und out of the party.
n.-Ilevc Me, It Wns.
" 'Tls a bitter night," declared lloko
Smith, u fisherman, amid a shower of
stngo biiow, "Kor sixteen years demo
cratic light has been dark, but now old
Bill Bryan's coming back to bo keeper
of the light."
Champ Clark, another fisherman,
learned that without enthusiasm; and de
olured he never liked that fellow. Said
he: "1 tried to ride a trick mule In
Baltlmoro nnd was Just about to win tho
prlao when old Bill Bryan slipped a
burr under the saddle."
There had been wrecks off the black
coat while tho light was out. said
Champ, "the G. O. P. Liner Taft Is but
a hulk on Protection rock. The mlzzen
top of tho brig Progressive scarce shows
above Bull Moose shoal, and tho swift
clipper. Uncle Joe, lies whitening on the
strand, all lost for lock of light no,
cash. Now, however, the wreckers have
been driven off by the coast guard,
headed by Oscar Underwood and MrAdno,
though the former's protection is 'merely
Sunn- IilKht Keeper.
Keeper Bryan arrives with his daugh
ter, Tariff, and receives a telegram. Tho
message from Woodrow Wilson, owner of
tho sailing brig "T. Jefferson PJatform,"
out of Baltimore with ii cargo of demo
cratic measures, Informed the keeper that
the vessel was .due at Port Revenue that
night, and begged that the light be kept
burning to bring It in safely, as the coun
try demanded Its freight- Oloomy were
the prognostications of the coast guard
and keeper and fishermen. McAdoo re
marked of tho Platform:
"Uvery four years it departs on a now
cruise, loaded to the guards, but It never
brings all its cargo to port."
Bryan: "Aye, there's always a story of
storms at sea, and they throw the cargo
overboard to save the crew.
Once It was token from me, who had
commanded It three times, by nn Oyster
Bay pirate. He filled It with false hopes,
put BUI Taft In command und then
scuttled it." 1
Ifero'a Ynnr I)rirrn tr Draiiionil.
During the temporary absence of tho
other men, the villain enters In the per
son of Penrose Smoot, who seeks to
elope with Miss Tariff, but Is alugged
and driven off by Count Guard Oscar
Underwood. He returns, however, to put
out the light and wreck the Incoming
(Continued on Pago four.)
JAPAN IRRITATED BY
Ambassador Instructed to Make
MR. BRYAN IS NONCOMMITTAL
He Snya Htntc Ilepiirtinent Con Tnlte
Nil Action Until After Lnvr Is
Iimel li- California -I,iKllnture.
TOKIO, April 12. Viscount Chlnda,
Japanese ambassador to the JUmted
Htatcs, was Instructed today by tho Japs-
neso foreign office to make formal repre
sentations nt Washington In regard to tho
antl-Jiipnnesc legislation of tho stata of
Irritation over tho California land legis
lation is Increasing throughout the coun
try,. All tho political parties have sent
deputations to tha premier and to tho
foreign minister asking them to adopt
measures to proBorve Japanese .treat
rights In America.
Tho constitutional party has proposed
an nntl-CallfornIa boycott and tho Chamb
ers of Commerco hero havo telegraphed
to similar bodies In San Francisco, Lns
Aucgles and ulsowhuro as assorting that
tha result of tho legislation will bo dis
astrous for trado between tho United
States und Japan.
WASHINGTON, April 12.-Secretary of
Stnto Bryan was non-commltnl when told
of tho Japanese government's Instructions
to Ainbiissudor Chlnda ns recorded In the
news dispatches to make formal repre
sentations In regard to the California
land legislation construed ns anti-Japanese.
Ha expressed the sentiment that It
would be time to consider fdrmal repre
sentations after the laws In question had
been passed by the California legislature
and wero under consideration by the gov
ernor. Representative Raker told Presi
dent Wilson today ho had a telegraph
from Senator Sanford of Callfonla con
taining 'assurances that tho alien land
bill when finally passed would not have
provisions to conflict with any treaty
obligations between the United States
Man Who Refused to
Squeal Goes to Prison
NEW YORK, April 12,-John O. Hartl
gan, tho policeman who would not
"squeal," went to Sing Sing today to
serve three years for perjuring himself
to shield higher -police officers accused
of graft. Hartlgan was tha first member
of tho police force punished In .connection
with tha crusudo against levying tributr
on protected vlco.
His trial, his sentence nnd, finally, hit
trip to prison were delayed In the hope
that he would seek to lighten his pun
ishment by a confession. The district at.
torney declares that the police "system''
paid Hartlgan J26.000 for his sllonco.
Is Felt in Utah
SALT LAKK CITY. Utah.. April 12.
An earthquake lasting several seconds
whs experienced at 1:30 o'clock this morn
ing. Telephone operators on the fifth
floor of the Telephone building reported
that their transmitters were rocked by
the force of the shock.
Train dispatchers of tho Oregon Short
Line railroad reported that tho shock
was felt throughout southeastern Idalto.
CONDITION OF POPE.
His Holiness, Fius X, Suffers from
Tracheal Bronchitis and Is
VATICAN GUARDS DOUBLED
Precautions Taken, to Admit No Ono
to the Palace.
PHYSICIAN PREDICTS CHANGE
When Heard Pontiff Had Been
VATICAN FAMILY DISTURBED
Sinter n f Pope, AVIm llrllcveil Him
Kutlrel)- Out ii f DniiKrr, (irrntlr
litttrcril li Cluumr nnd
I lurry to Ills Slilr.
II L 1,1,1 IT IN.
ItOMH, April 12. The! popo's con
dition Is becoming tttendtly worse.
Tho Vatican gunrdB havo been doubled-to
Insuro that no ono shall enter.
At midnight tho popo foil Into ft
doze. Ills efforts at coughing had
weakened him considerably and res
piration was difficult.
' ROMK, April 12. Tho popo has suffered
nnnthr rclnpsc. Tracheal bronchitis hns
Tho hopo Is entertained by the phy
nlcluns that tho bronchitis Is duo to
Uraemia nclds settling In tho Upper part
of tho trachea Instead of to Inflamma
tion. A group of pcoplo gnthcrcd on the steps
of St. Poters near tho window of the
popo's apartment noticed that the win
dows of his bedroom wore closed.
Tho condition of tho pope Is regarded
oj grave, especially on account of his
wenk state. This has caused the fear to
arlso that he will be unable to overcome
tho new attack. Tho relnpso Is not yet
generally known, even among the Vatican
Doctor Predicted Relapse.
Prof. Marchlafava this morning pre
dicted a relapso when ha heard that,
contrary to Ills instructions, the pope had
been allowed to grant private audiences.
He said: "If you want to kill him, this
Is the way to do It."
Only tho sisters and -a niece of the
pope wero notified of the relapse. They
drove hurriedly to the Vatican,
At 6:10 this evening tho popo's fover
had reached 103. ,
Tho Osservatoro Romano, tio Vatican
official newspaper1, published this evening
th following bulletin; .."
'On 'April 7, nhe , pops' Xell 111 with .
relapse of influenza, with symptoms of
tracheal bronchitis. Tho fever stopped
three days ago, but returned today with
aggravation of catarrh In tho thorax.
There aro no symptoms to cause alarm.
The sisters of tho pope, who had be
lieved him entirely out of danger, were
deeply Impressed by the relapse and gave
way to their feelings. They then re
sumed their nursing of the patient
Cardinal Merry Del Val, the papet sec
retary, declared shortly after noon that
the appearance of the pope was unsatis
factory. He thought that he looked more
haggard and weaker, whllo the dlffloulty
In his breathing had augmented.
Cardinal Merry Del Val communicated
this had Imprerelon to his own father,
the Marquis Merry Del Val, "late Spanish
nmbaHsudor to tlio Vatican, and now on ,
a visit to Home, who, together with his
wlfo und daughter, called this afternoon
at tha Vatican to write his name in the
visitors' book In the pope's ante oharaber.
Ilnrn Iliirned Near Knlrbary.
FAIRBURY, Neb.. April 12.-(SpeclaI.)
A large barn located on tho Mrs. J, B.
Whitney furm eight miles sout hof Fair
bury was struck by lightning and de
stroyed. Three head nf horses, eight
milk cows, two dogs and a large quan
tity of hay nnd corn were consumed in
the flames. The bam was a huge struc
ture? being 30x50 feet and two stories
high. The wind was blowing extremely
hard und a peculiar feuturo of the storm
was the lifting of a loaded hayrack and
hurling It nuto thc flames. The loss is
estimated at 12,000 and was not covered
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