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OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY. l'Ht.- FIVK SUCTIONS. FORTY-TWO PAGES,
SINGLE COPiT ITIVE CENTS.
II BIG ENOUGH
Report of Commission of College
Presidents on Nebraska's Ques
tion Just Made Public.
DOWNTOWN SITE CONDEMNED
Too Small in Area to Ever Meet
Needs of Growing School.
ADVANTAGES OF FARM SITE
More Land Needed in Order to Make
Sure of Greatest Usefulness.
UNIFICATION IS IMPERATIVE
Colleges Should Be Together to Give
EXPERT ADVICE ON QUESTION
Problems Involved Discussed nnd
Arcuuicnt on Hnth Sides Fnlly
Weighed hy Eminent Educa
tor Now rtcportlntr .
One That tho policy of con
centration upon tho farm campus
bo adopted and put into effect in
such a way as to minimize the
Inconveniences and economic dis
advantages Incident to such a
Two Tho commission urges
tho immodlato purchaso of as
much land contiguous to tho
present farm site as cau be so
cured on reasonable terms.
Three The commission urges
the purchaso of additional farm
ing land as closo to the present
farm campus as tho conditions
permit. An aggregate minimum
of 640 acres available for
farm purposes is deemed by tho
commission as absolutely essen
tial to meet tho needs of the
great agricultural state of Ne
Consolidation of tho University of Ne
braska collKgOsoo tfwS campus, with 'the
exception of the Medical college located
in Omaha, Is recommended by the com
mission of college presidents which In
vestigated the situation at the request
of tho Nebraska Farmers' congress.
The commission also recommends that
additional land contlgouus to Uio state
farm at Lincoln bo at once acquired, so
that at least 610 acres, occlusive of' tho
campus, will be available for state farm
This report, which Is Juut given to the
public. Is signed by "William O. Thomp
son, president of the Ohio State Univer
sity; Charles K. VanHUe, president of
tho Unverstv of Wisconsin: Johnathan
Snyder, president of the Michigan
Agricultural college, and George B. Vin
cent, president of the University of Min
nesota. These eminent educators and
heads of four of the greatest state
schools of the United States, came to Ne
braska In January last, on tha Invitation
of. the Nebraska Farmers' congress, to
make a thorough examination of the
situation and a report of their con
clusions. They spent some time at Lin
coln, listening to what the advocates on
either side of the question had to say.
Inspected the university buildings on the
downtown campus and at the state farm.
After concluding their work at Lincoln,
they were honor guests at a dinner given
hy tho Commercial club of Omaha.
Report pover Condition Fully.
The report fully covers the conditions
under which the necessity for inviting
such commission arose, and classifies
the arguments on cither side of tho
question. The data upon which the re
port Is based Is cited, and the problem
presented for specific consideration Is
caiefully outlined. In making compari
sons with other schools tho commission
cites the fact that tho presqnt downtown
campus In Lincoln, Including the athletic
flold, contains 16.1 acres, while tho pro
posed downtown campus, with all exten
sions Including streets, will contain 37.9
acros. The state farm has an area nf
(Continued on Pago Seven.)
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Pnir: wnrmor In wostern portion.
R a. ni 47
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7 a. m lit
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11 a. in 70
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Comparative l.ocnl Record.
mt. mi. iii2. i9ii.
Highest yesterday 79 V) hi
Lowest yesterday IT 70 K f
Mean temperature K SO 70 71
Preulpltatlon W .00 .00 T. .
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from tho normal:
Normal temperature 67
Kxcess for the day I
Yotal excoss since aiarcn l lsl
Normal precipitation...,.., 18 Inch
ifflclency for the day ixin-li
Tninl rainfall since March 1.... 6 hi Inches
l'eflolency .-..ice -March 1 1 91 Inch's
liuxn fnr ''Ot period. J0J3 y 5S luchei
JJefMency f r 'or. period, lata 3.91 Inches
L. A W i-LSH, Local Forecaster.
MILLION IN JULLION LOST
Silver Bars Part of Cargo of
Doomed Empress of Ireland.
FEW BODIES ARE IDENTIFIED
Whole of QnrliPf .Mourn Avtnltlns;
Arrival of Drntl from UltnonmUl
Undertaker Fnr nnil rnr
QUEBEC, May Of tho thousand or
moro persons who went to their death
yesterday with tho sinking ot tho liner,
Emprefs of Ireland, the bodies ot more
than 300 had been recovered today, search
was being conducted In tho St. Lawrence
for others, and the living estimated ut
355 were either at or enrouto to their
homes, garbed In garments supplied by
the residents of nimouskl.
With the Mmprcss, It become known to
day, went down $1,000,000 In silver bars,
shipped from Cobalt to England.
Early today the bulk of the dead then
recovered wcro placed on tho government
vessel Lady Grey at Rlmouskl to be
brought to this city, pending Identifica
tion. Captain Kendall of the Empress of
Ireland, still suffering from Injuries, re
mained at tho little village, from tho
wharves where, at low tide, he could ooe
the funnels of his stricken ship gleam
ing above tho river's surface.
It is the opinion In shipping circles
that the Empress will cither havo to ba
bodily raised or dynamited from Its po
sition for fear that Its presence will
causo the formation of a sand bar.
For Cnmw Snddenlj-.
Tho collier Storstad, that ripped open
tho liner's side, arrived at Quebec early
this morning and proceeded slowjy .o
Montreal, to which port Ita cargo of coal
Is consigned. Captain Anderson, while re
fusing to give out any extended state
ment, said tho collision had been duo
solely to tho suddenness with which the
fog shut down on the vessels, llo added
that after the crash he picked up more
than 300 persons, in fact most of those
savod. Later they were transferred to
tho Lady Evelyn and tho Eureka. The
collier had In Its bow above tho water
lino a hole large enough to admit thrcs.
men erect. Its port anchor was missing,
having been dragged away ond sunk
with tho Empress.
Few Undies Identified.
Tho wholo of Quebec mourned today,
awaiting tho arrival of Uio dead fiom
Rlmouskl. Undertakers from far and
near have been summoned to tho city
and the government dock, so-called, has
boon converted Into a morgue. High piles
of coffins await the dead. They will be
ranged In rows together with any scant
belongings they possessed to facllltato
their Identifications. A fow were Identi
fied at Rlmouskl but It will bo long, slow
work. Among those whoso Identification
was thought to be correct waa a Mrs.
Gallagher of Winnipeg. Her son dcntl
fled tho body. Thero was a Gallagher,
of sex unstated, mentioned yesterday in
tho first cabin survivors.
Another, iody-jyanvtliought to be that
of Albert Anderson, a first cabin pas
senger of Montreal or London. Other
Identifications, supposed to be correct
woro Mrs. P. Flack of Qravenhurst,
Ontario, not mentioned In tho passenger
list, and the body of a man, a Mr. Tay
lor. There was a J. T. Taylor mentioned
among the first cabin missing. There
Is among tho dead tho body of a well
dressed woman, on whoso tlngors thero
are diamonds. Besides her lay the body
of one of the Empress stewards. Many
of tho bodies aro cut and bruised, somi
as If with a knife. Thoro aro many wo
men and children. On tho man Taylor's
body was a belt holding $2,000.
Some wore life belts when picked up,
and of these many had died with their
arms extended above their heads. Tha
mother, previously mentioned, who held
tha body of her dead child to her breast,
wore a gold chain bearing a gold cioei.
Hundreds of women, It is said, might have
been saved had they not stopped to dress
Delegates Hold Long
Service at New York
NEW YORK, May 80. At Salvation
Army headquarters here, 700 delegates
from all parts of tho United States
assembled to soil today on tho Olympic
to attond the International convention
In London, held an almost conUnuous
prayer service for tholr comrades who
perished In the Empress of Ireland dis
aster. Messages received by Commander Eva
Booth from Lieutenant Governor J. M.
Gibson of tho Provlnco of Ontario, con
firmed reports that few of tho Canadian
delegates aboard the Empress of Ireland,
probably not moro than twenty, were
lescucd. Commander Booth sent mea
sacos to Salvation army offices In Quebec.
to make every effort to Identify the dead
and report the names of the survivors.
Kermit and Fiancee
Call on Alfonso
MADRID, May 30. King Alfonso to-
day received In audience Kermit Itoose-
velt, together with Colonel Joseph E.
Wlllard, American ambassador to Spain,
Mrs. Wlllard and Miss Belle Wyatt Wll
lard. His majesty conversed for tome time
with Kermit Hoosevelt, questioning hlni
on his recent experiences In Brazil an-i
listening attentively to the narrative of
tho explorations mado by tho party.
The king said he desired to meet Colonel
Itootsevelt when he came to Spain to at
tend the wedding ceremony.
The church wedding as well as the civil
wedding is to take place on June 10, in
stead of June 11. owing to the latter being
Corpus Christ! day.
NEW YOUK, May 30.-Theodore noose
velt, accompanied by Philip Roosevelt, a
oung cousin, and his eldest daughter,
Mrs, Nicholas I.ongworth of Cincinnati,
called for Spain today on tho steamship
Olympic to attend tho wedding of bis
ton. Kermit, In Madrid on June 10 to Mis
Belle Wlllard, daughter of the American
ambassador to Spain.
The Katzenjammers are coming
FAT INDUSTRY AT
Out of 'fersonal
TAKE CASES FROM MANY STATES
Solicit Business by Most Modern
SEND OUT AGENTS FOR CLIENTS
Fay Employes of Railroads to Help
Them Land Suits.
CLAIMANTS NOT BIG GAINERS
Often Lose by Process Lawyers Get
the Long End.
STATE BAR ASKED TO MOVE IN
In Tito Yenr 341 Ontntdc rinse
from SeTe.n States, AKKreRnt lug
?l,l00,OOO Arc II ron Klit
Hy JAMES II. WOOTAX.
Filed Jan., 1012, to Jan.,
Xow in Twin City courts 1175
Aggregate amount claimed..
Principal railroads n,s targets: . .
Cost to Minnesota tnvpaycrs:
Total per dlom court ex
penses )j? too
First batch gf, cases, soventy-
two days 7,200
How stilts aro obtained:
.Solicitation by literature, personal
and circular letters, acuta, lec
turers and moro devious wafes,
Demands for ?G,3G8,622 from a
dozen railroads in 341 personal In
Jury cases assembled from seven dif
ferent states, hut all filed in Minne
sota within two years, suggests tho
possibility of a gingantic Industry I
originated nnd maintained by Bhrowd
lawyers taking advantage of favora
ble legislation and sontiment and ap
plying modern business-gottlng
methods to tholr profession.
Sixty-two of these cones wore
brought against the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St, Paul, representing to
tal claims of nearly $1,000,000;
thirty-eight woro against tho Illinois
Central, with claims of $1,120,000.
Doth tliso roads have their head
quarters in Illinois nnd might have
been sued there. Tho Illinois Cen
tral has only 30.19 miles of trackage
all tod In Minnesota, and not a inllo
in either Ramsay or Hennepin
county, where the bulk of these cases
aro tried. The accidents occurred
in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, South
Dakota Kentucky and Tennessee,
and the domands for compensation
might have been adjudicated in
those states, where also all tho
claimants resided, except one, who
hailed from Missouri.
According to tho railroads, tho
chief beneficiuries are the lawyers,
not their clients; also that the aver
ago net judgment is no larger than
may be obtained in a fair case In any
other state, if as large A survey of
tho awyers' own exhibits seems to
show very few extra largo Judg
ments, but a multiplicity of smaller
ones. In many Instances, the rail
roads say, tho crippled or deluded
claimant gets much the worse of it
for going to Minnesota with these
Here Is a csso at hand: An Illinois
Central switchman lost part of a hand
(Continued on Page Five.)
AMES dRATOR IS BARRED
FROM PEACE COMPETITION
AMES, la., May 30.-(Speclal.)-C. F.
U'ambeam, the Iowa Btatc college orator,
who was chosen to represent tho central
west at thn national peace contest at
Lake Mohonk, X. V., and later refused
a chance to compete because his oration
savored of "war Instead of peace, was
given permission to deliver his oration
In the contest Thursday, but notln com
petition. When ho was refused the op.
portunlty to go as a regular delegate,
Wambcam went at his own expense to
plead h case In porson. His oration was
pronounced by the audience to bo tho
best and great pressuro was brought to
boar to permit of his being awarded the
prize, but to no avail. Texas won first,
and tho Kansas orator, who was substi
tuted In Wainboam's place, took last.
Drawn for The Bee hy Towell
FLOWERS ARE LI
OH S0L1R GRAVES
Woman's Relief Corps Visit the Va
rious Cemeteries to Show
SALUTE FIRED BY HILITIAMEH
l.lltle Children AftxUi In Orcnimilcti
nt I-'orot Iiuwn (Jrnvcii Mhrhcd
W'-'riI'lHSM by -VctcrnW'thc k "
.Dny Ileforc. ..
In paylnir tribute to the memory of tlm
soldier dead, tlowerB woro scattered over
the. COO and moro Kravcs' In tho Ornaln
cepietorlcs, tho women of thft '.tlndrod or
ganizations of tho Ornnd Army of tho
Republic havInK charge of this woik.
Friday a commltteo from thn Orand
Army visited tho cemeteries and there,
with tiny flues, mnrlced tho sputa where
their comrades wcio burled. Vcster-
duy Mesdamos Mabel Stoddard, KUzaboth
Mctcalf, Anna O'Connor, Xauvlna Wlnans,
Lizzie, rierrenctt and J. II. Bennett, com
prising a commltteo from Uarflcld nn;l
Gettysburg circles nnd tho Women's Ho
llef corps, In automobiles, proccQiisjl to
Foiest Lawn, Prospect 11111, West Lawn
and Holy Scpulchor, whore, bcBlilo tho lit
tle flues they deposited bouquets, wreath
and garlands of flowers,
Tho portion of thoJlemorlul day pro
gram pertaining to holding services ovor
the graves occurred In Forest Lawn and
was In charge ot tho women of tho Orand
Army, with Captain J. II. Uorgcr, mar
shal of the day. Tho exercises com
menced at m o'clock nnd were attended
(Continued on Pago Klght)
0. 0, Belden Catches
Thief in the Act of
Stealing a Skirt
C. C. Ileldon of tho firm of Thomson &
Belden, gavo John O'Brlne, a laborer, an
unexpected reception when tho latter en
tered the establishment and attempted to
carry off a valuable woman's underskirt
that was out on dlspluy on onu of the
showcases. Mr. Belden caught tho thief
just as ho reuched the sidewalk, and n
tusbel ensued. Tho culprit was finally
overpowered when several salesman In
the storu came to Mr. Belden'd assistance,
wiille a policeman whs called. O Bl-ne
was locked up to await trial.
INDIAN BABY FALLS FROM
WINDOW OF MOVING CAR
NORFOLK. Neb.. May 80.-(KpBclul
Telogram.) While tho mother wan
nsteop, tin Indian baby fell out of a
coach window on M. & O. passenger
train No. 9 between Hmerson nnd Na
cora today. The train wus In an up
roar when the mother could not find
the child. It wa4 stopped and the child
was found crawling along tho tracks cry
ing bitterly. Another passenger train
had passed tho child after the accident,
but the baby was uninjured
EIGHT PERSONS FROM
MINNESOTA TOWN LOST
HOUSTON. Minn.. May 30.Klght from
this little village, of 30) people were lost
on the Empress of Ii eland. A talegrsm
from tho company's office ut Montreal
says they took tho steamer and their
named are not in thn list of saved. Tim
Houston victims are Andrew Carlson, Ulf
Johnson, John Oustafson, Mrs. Alvin
Carlson and four children.
The Coming June Bride
?W 7DGK VKI0N 1 '
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WILSON MAKESAN ADDRESS
President Conoludcs to Attend Exer
cises nt Arlington.
HAD DECLINED THE INVITATION
Mr. Tnnmllr President AVn
Afrnld llli Position Would llo
Mlnundprlimd nnd Con
cluded Ut Cniur.
WASHINGTON, May 30.-I'reslrtent
Wilson today chnnged ills plans and at
tended the Momorlnl dny oxerclses at Ar
lington National cemetery. - SecrctttfyTUST
multy made a statement explaining (hat
"the President .was npt willing his nbsenre
In announcing tho president's decision,
Secretory Tumulty said:
"When the Invitation' was extended by
tho committee representing the Grand
Army of the Itepublla of the District of
Columbia, tho president Informed the
committee that ho did not think tho oc-t
caslou would bo opportune for the do-,
livory of nn appropriate, nddrcss, and be
cause of this, ho felt ho must decline, tho
invitation, agreeing, howovor, to attond
memorial cervices at a later date.
"Evidently a false construction hns
been placed on this action and therein lies
the reason for tho change In tho, program.
"Tho president was not willing that his
absenco should be mlfconstrued."
WASHINGTON. May 30. - President
Wilson was received with loud applause
and said he had not come prepared to
deliver n formal address, but could not
refrain from saying a few wors concern
ing thoso who fought for thn union.
"They do not need our praise. They
do not need our admiration to sustain
them," said the president. "Wo come
not for their sake, but for our own. A
peculiar privilege camo to men who
fought for tho union. Thero has been
no other civil war of which I know, the
stings of which have been removed bo
fore tho men who fought it, wero dead.
"1 can never speak ot prulse of war
and I know you would not desire me
to do so. Thoro Is this peculiar ll.stlnc
Hon about a soldier. He goes into an
ugagemnnt out of which he can get noth
lng Pouco societies will bo unnecessary
when all public service Is done In tho
sumo uplrlt. Wo ml ml re physical cour-
ago and wo also admlro moral courage.
Tho soldier has both. It requires moral
courugo In eutor Into battle and physi
cal courage to remain in the strife. Bat
tles, nt . of arms, are often Just as hard
to go into and stay In as thoso with
arm. The flag calls on uh dally lor
t'oiiiircx Adjourn fnr I) nr.
Tho national capital today paid Its an
nual tribute ot flowers and eulogy to the
nation's soldier dead. Officials and prac
tically all private business was sui
ponded. Congress had adjourned for the
ocoaslon and various executive depart
mentw of the government were closed.
The principal exorcises were held In Ar
lington National cemetery, tho burial
ground for muny thousands of the coun
try's patriots. There, on Virginia's his
toric slopes, overlooking the Potomac,
roveral thousand nen-ons gathered to
honor tho memory of those who had dlad
In the service of the country. Thousands
of garlands of flowers were strewn on the
graves of thu boldler dead and tributes
to their memories wero paid by prominent
Hoy Make Highest Ornile.
LT1CA. Neb., May 30.-(Spoclal.)-Whllo
visiting at the home of his grand
parents. Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Ragun, In
Ftlca, Itagau rtatcllff, tho 13-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. V. S. ltatcllff of Btrat
ton, Neb., received notice from County
Superintendent Ira V. Dowllng of Hitch
oock county that he had reoelved the
highest standing In the eighth grade ex-
laminations in that county
hut unavoidably delayed
THOMAS TIES FIRST
PLACE lli AUTO RACE
Wins Speed Contest on Indianapolis
Course, Going Over Eighty
Two Miles nn Hour.
BETTERS RECORD OF DAWSON
I) urn Plnltlirs Moi-oiul, About Tbrcc
Lnps Behind l.rudcr IJn ot
Third, Ooitx Fourth nnd
LEADERS IN THE RACE.
Driver. Tliif.l Privcr.
1. Tlmmos ... 6:o3i454. Ooux .
2. Durny 8:10.:tS Oldfleld
3. Ouyot 0:1 C01I
INDIANAPOLIS, lnd May M.-Urne
Thomas, driving a French car, won tho
fourth annual tttO-inilo nutnmoblln rni-e
here today. His time broko tho record for
tho distance, being 6:03:45, ani average of
S2.17 miles and hour. This Is almost four
mllcn to tho hour better than Dawson's
time In 11112.
Duray, also driving a Ficnch car, fin
ished second, about throe laps behind
Thomas. Duruy's tltno was G:10:'JI.
Fifteen (,'iirn l,efl.
Fifteen curs wero left In tho rnco at
tho end of 10) miles. Thomas was ngoln
In the lend, thren laps ahead of Ouray
In second place, who was followed by
Ouyot. The time for the dlstuncc, 4:53:02,
marked another new record. Holllot, who
was fighting for first place with Thoma
had trouble with tha rear wheels of his
(Continued on Page Four.)
Admits Killing of
Falls City Woman
FALLS CITY, Neb.. May 30.-(Hpeclal
Tolcgram.) lco Davis, VI years of age,
. - , . ., ,i , ..I...
Mrs. H. J-. Cook last Pundny night by j tho BUrvtvora g,vo vlvld dctallB of.4nV
choking her to death. ( mo8t tcrrlba tragedy In the annal of tha
Slnco the murder Davis has been closely gtf I(ttwrence, Some compared the dls
watched by Shorlff Aldrloh and today ovl- j ultel. to tnat wlllcll bpfell thd Titanic, but
dence sufficient to wurrant arrest was polnlod out that In the case of the Tl
uneurthod. Iiloodhounds had gono ovor 1 tunl? there was time to prepare for death,
the trull of the murderer, and when Cook j while with those who perished on th
wus tnkon to tho hoilho ho described his i Kmprrss thero was little llmo left for re
actions very much us indicated by tho j flection or prayer
course taken by tho dogs, llo told tho 0nIy ,..vo ijoll,B i.annchert.
offlcors whore he entered the building, j i.-rom the accounts ot the saved It
where ho found the woman a6lcep ainlCom9 that soon nfter the ship waa
how ho choked her to death to stifle herlrammtd It careened until Ita decks stood
c"'e"- jat rljht angles to the water. It slid
County Attorney .1. R. Lcyda and Sheriff j .lowly Into tha water and It waa only
Aldrlch hoard the confosslon. and In their j '..
opinion Davis is mo.e a degenerate than j (Continued on Page Fou,.)
lnsano In the ordinary acceptation of the ' 1
word. Ha has been hanging about the'
city for several days nnd
where his homo is located.
MR. AND MRS. FREEMAN
SAFE ANDjON WAY H0ME
MIMVAL'KICB. Wis.. Msy 30. -"Both I
safe; coming home." This was the word-,
lng of a tt-Ugram received today from)
uenry f reeman or west Aim, Wis., who
witli his wife, were aboard the Empress
ot Ireland. Their numea were In the list
MRS. JUNE LEWIS SUFFERS
PROSTRATION FROM HEAT
Mrs. June Lewis, aged 23 years, llvlnf
In looming houses, suffered a stroke c-t
beat prostration at Sixteenth and Douglas
streets. She wa attrndod by a police
surgeon and -taken to a local hosptal for
further treatment. She had been In ll
DEATH ROLL OF
SEA TRAGEDY IS
Offioial Estimate of Canadian Pa
cific Officers Places Number
of Dead at 1,032.
SHIP CARRIED 1,387 PERSONS
Only 355 of These Found Among:
THREE HUNDRED BODIES FOUND
These Are Taken to Quebec on
Steamship Lady Grey.
ONLY FIVE BOATS LAUNCHED
Second Officer Steed Killed Whilo
Trying to Aid Passengers.
NO TIME TO PREPARE FOR DEATH
lilRltta in Ont Almost Immedtntelr
After Shock nnil Vessel Goes to
nottom While Manr Aro
QUEBEC. May 30. Moro than
1,000 persons lost tholr lives when
tho Canadian pacific steamship Em
press of Iroland sank In tho St. Law
ronco early yesterday after It had
been rammed by tho Danish collior
FlRiires compiled by tho Canadian
pacific Railway company and mado
public today indicated that 1,032
persons had perished. Their list
First class passongors saved, 18;
second and third class passengers,
131: crow waved, 206; total, 355.
Tho number of passengers carrlod
l by tho Empress of Ireland were:
Flrht class, 8"; second class, 163;
third class, 715; crew, 432; total,
With tho aurvlvors safe In Quebec,
whero tholr wants and sorrows aro
being given every possible caro, at
tention was turned today to Rl
mouskl, whero efforts to rccovor tho
bodies of victims are In progress.
Three Hundred Undies Recovered.
Up to an early hour today more than SOI
bodies had been landed there. Few h,v
so far been recognized, but this work waa
earnestly undertaken after jUgbrgjik.
Thero appears to ba ni a hoTllgn ra
nmong the dead, Judging from passports
found on tho bodies.
Vomen and children are plentifully rep
rosrnWd In the grim pile, among them
ono mother with her child pressed, closely
to her breast.
Jinny of tho dead stored heavenward
with wide opened eyes, soma with horror
In them nnd others with an air of pux
zld Hurprlse) Thero was but llttlo at
tempt to cover tho corpses, and for the.
I nloflt purt tney jay practically as they
had been taken out of tho water, soma
halt" dressed and others nearly naked.
Tho tender Grey has been designated as
a funeral ship and Is expected to reach
Quebec lata today with bodies so far
recovered. An army of carpenters and
undertakers, who worked all last night,
are still busy converting one of the largo
freight sheds on tho harbor front Into a
temporary morgue for the reception ot
Stnrntnrt Dndljr Unlimited.
Tho collier Storstad, which rammed tnn
Empress of Ireland, arrived here shortly
after 1 o'clock this morning, accompanied,
by the wreoklng steamer Strathcona, and
anchored in midstream. A press boat
went out, but newspaper men wer re
fused permission to board. It was learned,
however, that It had saved many of tha
Empress's passengers. At S o'clock It left
The Storstad Is badly damaged, having
a nolo fifteen feet square In Its bow. Cap
tain Thomas Anderson of the Storstad
was asleep when tho vessel reached this
port and had left orders not to be dis
turbed. Htorles ot tho loss ot the Empress of
! (C Vi
The "Swapper's Column" Is
a great market placo where
those who have something to
trade can meet and dicker.
Thero Is no placo like It else
where In Omaha.
If you have gouio chain; .for
example which you would be
willing to swap for a refrlgtr
utor we can put you into in
stant touch with u number ot
swappers who will make ?nn
offers, from whtcu you can u.
lect the most advantageous.
Join tlie Swappers' Club.
.Membership is free and the ad
vnntages fire too many to
enumerate here. Come In and
see ut; about it.
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