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The Omaha Sunday Bee
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VOL. XL VI NO. 34.
SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14, 1917 FIVE SECTIONS THIRTY-SIX PAGES.
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SLAYS MATE AS
HE ATTACKS HER
Mrs. John L. Smith, Wealthy
Divorcee, Shoots Husband
When He Says He Will '
Tear Clothes Off.
KILLING IN DENVER HOME
Man, SheDeclares, Threatened
to Kill Her Daughter by
TELLS OF HORROR NIGHT
Denver, Colo., Jan. U.-rMrs. Stella
M. Smith told the police late today
of events leading up to the fatal
sfrooting' of her husband, John ' L.
Smith, in their home in afashionable
residence district early today. Mrs.
Smith, the poNce declared, said her
husband threatened to tear her cloth
ing from her, among other alleged in
dignities, and said he was going to
kill her and her daughter by a former
marriage, Mildred Moore.
Mrs. Smith formerly was the wife
of W illiam K Moore, prominent at
torney, brother of Julian A. Moore,
recently named district judge here,
and son of Vformcr Bishop David
Moore of Kansas City. She was the
step-daughter of Alfred BrittOn of
Chicago and formerly of Fort Worth
and other Texas cities, who made a
fortune in the Beaumont, Tex., oil
fells of Horror Night.
Dry-eyed, Mrs. Smith told officials
of a night of horror, at the culmina
tion of which, early this morning she
.hot Smith whh a small, revolver as
he attacked her once more. She told
how she stepped over the man lying
on the floor beside her bed, called a
servant, and. returning, she had feared
that Smith was not dead and had shot
him again with his own. pistol, lean
ing over to place the weapon close to
John Bindlc, the servant, who ad
mitted Smith and whom Mrs. Smith
called, told of seeing her fire the sec
W. A. Moore, Mrs. Smith's husband
until four years ago, went to the house
about 4 o'clock this morning, sum
moned a servant at the behe'St of Mrs.
Smith, who feared for Mildred's
safety. Moore took his daughter and
went away without going into the
house. Mildred cried at leaving her
mother, he said, and asked him if he
had heard her screams when Smith
choked her. . s '
Tries to Shoot Moore, f '" ""
Mrs. Smith said that as Moore drove
away Smith tried to Shoot him, threat
ening to kill both man and girl, but
lliat she struggled with him and pre
vented him firing the pistol he pointed
Mrs. Smith telephoned Moore at his
hotel, apprising him of the shooting.
"1 have just killed him," she is quot
ed as saying over the telephone.
"Bring the police." '
When officers arrived at the Smith
home, overturned furniture ire the hall
and rooms told the story of the
Moore told of vain efforts to secure
a policeman to accompany him to the
house for Mrs. Smith's protection and
said. "I supose I ought to have killed
Smith myself, but I hadn't the heart
to do it."
Prof. Jones of South Dakota
Says Charges Are Malicious
Pierre, S. D., Jan. 13. Prof. Frank
lin Jones of the University of South
Dakota, testifying in a hearing be
fore the house of the South Dakota
legislature on charges of physical ex
aminations alleged to" have been con
ducted by him on students in state
schools, denied charges against him
and characterized as "malicious" re
ports that he had forced examina
tions of girls in schools of the state.
The professor declared his work had
been entirely along the line of an in
vestigator of measurements of the
human body, and that in his research
he had been associated with many
physicians in the state. He said that
while he had made many examina
tions of infants, they had always been
conducted at the request of the par
ents. The case has caused much comment
throughout the state and was today
brought before the legislature.
Threat to Blow Up Allied
Bazar in Chicago Coliseum
Chicago, Jan. 12. One of the first
acts of Chicago's new chief of police,
Herman F. Schuettler, was to order
a guard of thirty policemen for .the
coliseum, where the Allied bazar is
being held. An unsigned letter con
taining a warning that the coliseum
would be "blown up" caused the pre
cautionary measure. The bazar has
been made a society event. -
For Nebruka Fair; slowly rising tem
perature. Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
a. m 1
'111 a. In 2
11 a. in 4
n m 7
2 p. ni.
3 p. m .
6 p. in.
6 p. m.
7 p. in.
Comparative Loral Record.
117. 1916. 1815. 1J14.
Highest yesterday 12 47 4b
Lowest yesterday 1 22 3". IB
Mean temperature.... 6 It, 41 ;)2
Precipitation ft0 .00 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature 20
Uefk'lency for the day 14
Total excess since March K 264
Normal precipitation. . . . j 03 Inch
deficiency for the day. . ! ; 03 inch
Total rainfall since March 1 18.72 Inches
deficiency slnco March 1 12 84 Inches
deficiency for cor. period, 1916.. 1.64nchea
Deficiency for cor. period, 1914.. 3.54 Inches
Indicates below Kcro.
Two Election Boards, One to Count,
Provided in the
Gage Senator Believes Ne
braska Should Have More..
Modern Election Syst
TO KNOW RESULT EALUJSR
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. Jan. 13. (Special.) De
lays in the counting of the vote at
elections will be done away with if
a bill introduced yesterday by Sen
ator Adam McMullen of Gage be
comes a law.
Senator McMullen's bill provides
for a -double election board. The
first, or -regular board, begins its
duties at the regular hour and con
tinues them throughout the day. The
auxiliary board comes on af 1 o'clock
in the afternoon and the ballot boxes,
books, etc., of the regular board are
turned over to them for the purpose
of counting and compiling the bal
lots and votes.
When these have been counted they
return the empty boxes and the can
vassing books to the regular board
and take the second boxes and con
tinue the count.
If the new law is passed two sets
of ballot boxes and books will be
required and the Voom in which the
balloting is done will have to be pro
vided with a petitioned off room in
which the counting board will go to
make the count. No one will be al
lowed within the ""room where the
counting is going on and no indi-
FED ROAD GRANT
MAY BEJAST ASIDE
Legislators Appear jn Notion
to Balk and Nebraska
May Lose Out.
UNLESS THE COUNTIES ACT
(From a Staff CorreBpondent.)
Lincoln, Jan. 13. (Special.) Ne
braska may not tack advantage of the
offerof the United States government
in the appropriation made for good
roads builing in this state, if a con
siderable number of the members of
the lower house are successful in Car
rying out their ideas. -
This is the fear of the members of
the State Highway commission after
the meeting in the office of the gov
ernor yesterday, where it was shown
that a strong sentiment appeared to
exist that the government-was trying
to put something over on the state. -'
Much regret is felt among the good
roads men, who had hoped that the
state now had a 1 chance to get a
system of good roads and not' have
to stand the full expense.
There is still hope that the situation
may be partially remedied by the
counties themselves. The matter is
being looked up to discover if in case
the legislature carries out its tight
wad policy the counties may take up
the matter and save the state the
humiliation of losing out entirely.
Two Girls Held On
t Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, la., Jan. 13. Miss
loris Brync and Miss Mahala Reed
of Chicago were in the county jail
here tonight while their attorney
made vain attempts to obtain bonds
of $10,000 each for the girls, who are
charged in indictments with -('malicious
threats to extort" and conspir
acy in connection with the alleged
blackmailing of Franklin Junkcrman,
a local merchant.
A warrant also was issued for Jlar
old Jirka. a Chicago attorrrcy, who
is said to have comj here with the
L'irls in the alleged effort to blackmail
Junkerman. It is alleged Junkcrman
paid $15,000 to the girls under threat
of an accusation of misconduct.
John Kelly President of
Masonic Temple Craft
At the annual meeting of the board
of directors of the Masonic Temrjlc
craft of Qmaha the auditing commit
tee reported assets totaling nearly
$500,000. The following officers were
elected for the ensuing year: John
Kclley, president; Dr. A. S. Pinto,
vice president; Luther B. Hoyt, treas
urer; H. E. Race, secretary.
Bill lor Thirteenth Farm
Loan Bank is Reported
Washington, Jan. 13. Senator
Shafroth's bill to create a thirteenth
federal farm loan district of Colo
rado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mex
ico, with a farm land bank at Den
ver, was approved today by the sen
ate banking committee and ordered
Children' s Movies at Two Theaters
Are Voted a Most Howling Success
Children's movies, instituted yester
day at the Strand andMuse theaters,
are a howling, screaming success.
That is, the .hildren did the howl
ing and screaming (with laughter)
while watching the funny antics of
Baby Marie Osborne. The show was
successful, judging by the number of
kiddies who wanted to stay and see
the show all over again, but alas I The
movie man had to go to lunch and so
did the box office girl and the rest of
the show people. So the kiddies de
cided to come next Saturday again.
Tabulating the door receipts might
prove that special movie shows for
children arc not financially success
ful, but Mr. Thomas of the Strand
and Mr. Shirley of the Muse prom
ised Omaha Woman's club members,
who are sponsoring the movement,
not to. pay any attention to the re
ceipts. Zero weather, and a hitch in the
j vidual connect?, with the board in
i any fnr f ' 'n;be allowed to give
f 'ftitf ' oahiR i'ihc vote until it is
m.MJ'W 4,jfcconiplction ot the
' alter t ie not s are closet.
"Jfo other change in the law is made.
Any individual giving out the
standing of the count before its cotn
i pletion by the board will be .subject
to a hne or not more than 1,WHI or
imprisonment in the county jail for
not more than six months. ;
Senator McMullen said today that
there is no excuse for this state keep
ing up' the old and unsatisfactory
method. Why an election board, aft
er working hard all tlay receiving tne
ballots and being tired and almost
completely played out, should be re
quired to take on the most exacting
work of the whole election the
counting of the ballots he cannot
"The counting of the ballots," said
the Gage county senator, "should he
very carefully done, by inen well
equipped for that work, and it is al
most criminal to compel a bunch of
men tired from ten hours of very
exacting work to take on the count
ing of the ballots and proceed with
it for from six to twenty-four hours
longer, as in many cases.
"Kansas has a law something like
this and I believe Nebraska can af
ford to have its election held without
compelling men to work in an ex
hausted condition and doing it, when
they should be in shape to do their
very hest work.
ON SOME FRONT
German Report Admits Loss of
Some Ground in the Vicin
ity of Serre.
RUSS CONTINUE TO LOSE
(Associated Tress war Summary. )
By sharp thrusts north of the Au
tre, on the Somme front, the British
are making inroads upon the German
lines there. Today another attack is
reported, Berlin announcing an as
sault on Serre, resulting in, a footing
being gained by the British in one
advanced position, the Germans,
however, retaining the main position.
In Roumania it is the Tcutonic-sidc
that continues to gain ground, both
along the Moldavian west frontier
and down the line southwestward to
the Danube. Northwest of Braila
the Russians lost another town, when
Mihalca was stormed by Turkish
troops, who drove part of the garri
son into the Serettt, where the men
drowned trying" toescape, and 'cap
tured the remainder to the number
Bulgarian forces captured a mon
astery at the junction -of the Buzcu
and the Sereth to the northeast, and
on the Moldavian line German troops
unshed forward in the Slanic vallev.
effecting important captures of ma-U
tenal. Heavy losses were inflicted
upon the 'Russians in the Oituz val
ley, where strong- forces made futile
Ure-Hal) Fight Goes on
Even After Ure's Out
(Prom a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Jan. 13. (Special.) The
war between ex-County Treasurer Ue
of Douglas county and State Treas
urer Hall of Nebraska continues un
abated, notwithstanding the former
has abdicated from the big county
building in the metropolis,
Mr. Ure has refused to file with
State Auditor Smith a final statement
of the condition of the county treas
ury on his retirement from office, ac
cording to a statement made by M. I..
Entires, the new county treasurer, in
a letter to State Treasurer'Mall. "Mr.
l"re thinks he is not the proper pcr
strff to sign it," said Mr. Endres.
Treasurer Hall has written Mr.
Endres that Mr. Ure is rekuircd to
sign the statement or mandamus pro
ceedings will have to be brought to
compel him so to do.
Sheridan County Boosters
Are Invited to Omaha
A special train over the North
western will leave Hay Springs Sun
day night, carrying 200 Sherman
county boosters, enroute to Lincoln,
there to attend the meeting of Or
ganized Agriculture that will con
vene Monday morning. In addition
to carrying the boosters the train
tarries three carloads of the agricul
tural products of Sheridan county. A
display of these products will be made
Plans arc being matured to have the
members of the convention visit
Omaha, following the close of the
Lincoln gathering. Invitations have
been extended by the Commercial
club, the Union Stocks Yards com
pany and scveraUother organizations.
plans to give publicity to the move
ment in the public schools account
ed for the small attendance, club wo
men and movie managers explain.
The special programs will be con
tinued every Saturday morning at 10
o'clock at these two theaters, after
which the special shows will be giv
en at neighborhood theaters.
Wyoming Legislature Pays
Honor to Cody's Memory
Cheyenne, Wyo.,. Jan. 12. Both
houses of the Wyoming legislature
today appointed their members from
Park county, for many years the
home of Colonel William F, Cody, to
attend the colonel's funeral in Den
ver Sunday as representatives of the
The two houses will adjourn to
morrow out of respect for the noted
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SONG AT FJJNERAL
"Tenting on the Old " Camp
Ground". Will Be One of
.Vocal Musical Numbers,
FINAL ARRANGEMENT MADE
Denver, Colo., Jan. 1 J. Final ar
rangements were made for the funeral
of Colonel William F. Cody (Buffalo
Bill), at a meeting of committees rep
resenting the Elks and the city of
Denver late today. Few changes, none
important, were made in plans already
The only song his friends ever
heard him sing,' "Tenting on the Old
Camp Grounds," was chosen by his
relatives today as one of the two vocal
numbers to be given at his funeral.
The body is to Jie in state for thric
hours in the capitol building tomorrow
morning, guarded by National GuaftJs,
members of the Grand Army and rep
resentatives of other organizations to
which the colonel belonged, while the
public is admitted to view the bronze
casket, weighing more than a ton, in
which all that is mortal of the famous
scout is to remain. ,
A superintendent of a rural school
near here today brought in theirst
contribution to a monument for Colo
nel Cody. It consisted of forty-seven
new buffalo nickels, one for each child
in the school.
Florists, express messengers and
other agencies were busy today de
livering flowers at the home of his
sister lulrc, where Colonel Cody s
body is lying. Some of them were de
livered on cabled orders from abroad,
many were sent from distant cities.
Nothing has been learned as yet of
Ihe ceremonies the Sioux Indians of
the Pine Ridge reservation, in South
Dakota, are expected by 'relatives to
hold in connection with Colonel
Cody's death. '
Herbert Wehn of Bridgeport
Named Bank Examiner
(From a Staff Correspondent. )
Lincoln, Jan. 13. (Special.) Gov
ernor Neville has appointed Herbert
Wehn of Bridgeport, Neb , state bank
examiner to succeed John Boalsnian
of Morrill, who has been examiner for
four years. The other eight examin
ers, all reappointments but Riley of
Omaha, were announced a week ago.
The governor has reappointed Ihe
three state bridge inspectors under
the old administration. They are Fred
Alberts of Columbus, S. A. Swanson
of Holdrcge and L. B. Horocks of
Falls City These men draw pay at
the rate of $100 a' month for the actual
work they do. Half of their salary is
met by the state and the other half
by the counties in which state aid
bridges, which they oversee, arc being
John Q. Holmes of Orleans, Ncb
has been reappointed deputy game
warden by Governor Neville. No
action has been taken on the other
two deputies in the department. The
salary is $75 a month for eight months.
Old Water Main from
Florence to Omaha Breaks
A break in the old thirty-six-inch
water main at Twenty-fourth street
and Klllison avenue caused an inter
ruption in the service over an area
of nearly a square mile. By means
of valves the service mains supplying
this district were connected with the
forty-eight-inch rrrnin and domestic
For a considerable distance beyond
the break the pavement was forced
up by the strong pressure of escap
ing water. The water spouted geyser
like from the earth.
The leak was caused by a crack in
the main.. Much water was wasted be
fore the main was disconnected.
ime Will Tell
Action Will Probably eB Taken
This Week to Bring Back
CAN T SAY EXACTLY WHEN
Washington, Jan. 1.1 Inquiries
about the' withdrawal of National
CiBariimen"' from the border and
Major General Tcrshitig's command
from Mexico, made today by con
gressmen at the War department, re
newed reports that a military move
of that character would he ordered
soon, probably next week.
Secretary Baker told each caller
that he hoped the guards would be
returned home within a short time,
but could not say definitely what
plans the War department had.
Announcement has been made that
Ihe next move in the Mexican situa
tion had been decided upon by Pres
ident Wilson and would be made
known Monday in New York, when
the, Mexican members of the joint
commission leave the United States.
Gov. Neville Asks
Be Returned Home
(From a Staff rorrenpondonl.)
Lincoln, Jan. IJfSpccial Tele
gram.) Governor Neville this after
noon sent a telegram to Newton f.
Ilakcr, secretary of war, notifying
him that the Fourth Nebraska regi
ment is ready to muster out and urg
ing the return of the Fifth Nebraska,
which is still on the border. The
governor in' his message says the
cause fof mobilization of the troops
seems to have ceased to exist and
I closes with the request that the
troops lie sent nonic ai once.
Elks Will Honor
Buffalo BiU by
At 3:30 o'clock this afternoon Oma
ha Elks will meet at their lodge rooms
to prepare a suitable memorial and
adopt resolutions on the death of
Colonel Cody, who was a member of
j the order.
Wants Heart Balm from Realty
Man for Stealing His Wife's Love
I Alleging that J. Marry Osborne,
I married family man, head of the Os-
borne Realty company, whose
i home is in the fashionable Field
club district, alienated the af
I fections of his young wife and by
deception and' flattery poisoned her
mind against him, Ralph Antisdel,
I 1309 South Thirty-first street, filed
! a suit with the clerk of the district
court yesterday asking $25,000 dam
ages from the middle-aged real estate
Antisdel has a job at the Oliver
Chilled Plow works. His wife, Bes
sie Antisdel, whom he asserts has left
him as a result of Osborne's protes
tations of love, alleging that the elder
man enticed his young mate from
him, is exceptionally pretty and
hardly looks more than a girl.
Mrs. Antisdel before her marriage
to the plow factory worker was Miss
Bessie Bernhardt of the South Side.
The husband asserts that She has re
turned to the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bernhardt.
The sea of matrimony was smooth,
according to the young husband, prior
LEAK COMMITTEE ,
GIVEN FULL POWER
House Authorizes It to Send for
Witnesses and to Compel
Them to Answer.
WILL CALL LAWSON FIRST
Washington, Jan. "13. A resolution
to empower the rules committee to
compel witnesses in the "leak" inquiry
to answer all questions in 'relation to
the investigation was adopted without
objection today by the house. f
The resolution applies to both of.
Representative Woods' resolutions,
so that no person whose name has
been connected with the investigation
will escape testifying.
Lawson probably will be the first
witness called. James R. Reilly,
managing news editor of the Wall
Street Journal, will be asked for more
details about how Ji is reported learned
that brokers' private .wires had ad
vised Wall street of the coming of the
president's note on December 20.
Members of Lockwood & Co., New
York brokers, will . be among early"
witnesses. Other brokers to be called
arc R. W. McKinnon of Chicago,
whose firm, Thompson & McKinnon,
was alleged by Representative Wood
in his first appearance before the com
mittee to have sent advance notices
of the coining of the note to one of
its branch offices, and Donald Mc
Donald, a Hoston broker, who is said
to have conferred with Lawson about
the "leak." .
Lawson, in a telegram to Chair
man llcnry, signified his-iutention to
be here Monday. McDonald also has
advised the committee that he will
appear whenever it desires to hear
Representative liennett said today
that he would insist on recalling Ber
nard Baruch "with his books" and
also upon a thorough investigation
of the messages sent through the lo
cal Western Union and Postal Tele
graph companies' offices on Decem
White and Patterson Buy
Dallas Base Ball Club
Dallas, Tex., Jan. 13. The Dallas
club of the Texas league this after
noon was sold to "Doc" White, for
mer pitcher of the Chicago American
League club, and H. Patterson, last
year manager of the Vernon Pacific
Coast League club, for a considera
tion said to be $35,000. White will be
season manager and Patterson field
manager of the club. ,
to October 11, I y I o. He sets forth
in his petition that he was living with
his wile, happy, enjoying her love and
affection and the esteem and confi
dence of his friends.
Then, the charges say, the realty
man maliciously set about to alienate
his wife's affections. Counsel for An
tisdel asserts that the young wife first
became acquainted with Osborne
when the latter was commissioned to
sell the couple's home.
The husband, who believes that the
wealthier real estate man should be
compelled by court to give him at
least $25,000 worth of tissue to mend
his broken heart and humiliated frame
of mind, as well as to recompense him
for the alleged loss of his wife's love,
charges that his young mate left him
on several different occasions before
the final break came.
One of Antisdcl's allegations is that
Osborne, to further injure and ma
lign him, offered him financial aid if
he would get a divorce.
Osborne has two grown sons, one
of whom is associated with him in
the real estate business. ,
Milwaukee Stranded Near Eu
reka in Fog and' Will Be
Total Loss Unless It Is
Floated at Once. ,
SAILORS BEING REMOVED
Marine Experts Say it is Im
probable Warship Can Be
SECOND SHIP TO SXSAKD
Valleja, fal., Jan. 13. A wireless
message to (jommandant F. M. Ben
nett of the Mare Island Navy yard,
said officers and crew of the stranded
cruiser Milwaukee were being taken
ashore in a breeches buoy With indi
cations all would be landed. Efforts
t'o pull the Milwaukee off the sand had
failed, the message said u,
The United States cruiser Mil
waukee, costing approximately '$4,
000,000, will be a total loss unless it is
floated immediately, its commander
Lieutenant W. F. Newton fireles,sed
Commandant F. M. Bennett of the
Mare Island Navy yards Uday. Of
ficers said there was not possibility of
floating it. ; r
Ordered to Take Charge. i f
Washington, Jan. 13 Admiral
Caperton, commander of the Pacific
fleet, was late today ordered to take
charge of the relief of the cruiser Mil
waukee. He will go on his flagship
San Diego, from San Diego, Cal.
Milwaukee Goes Ashore. ,
Eureka. Cal., Jan. 13. The United
States cruiser Milwaukee went on the
shore near this point today. The Mil
iusmL Atra aiHtnff in an attempt to
; salvage the submarine H-3, which
went ashore several weens ago.
Tugs were sent to the assistance of
the Milwaukee, which was said to be,
in no immediate danger. The Mil
waukee is a first class oruiser, as
signed to duty as tender for coast tor
Difficulties of war vessels in these
niri heffan December 14. when the
Submarine H-3, coming down the
! coast with the H-l and H-2 ran
I ashore two miles above the entrance
I to Humboldt bay. having turned too
I soon In making the harbor. Its crew
was rescued with oimcuny.
. Last Wednesday the Milwaukee, the
monitor Cheyenne and one or two
mhr l.o.t. tried to null the H-3 out
of the sand. . A seaman was drowned t
off the Milwaukee, when a noat up
set, but the submarine was not moved.
Grounds in Thick Fog". '
, The Milwaukee grounded inside the
i first line of breakers at 4:25 a. m. in
a dense fog. Marine experts Here
said it was doubtful if it could be
pulled off. The coast "guard which
rescued the crew of the H-3, went
up the beach at daybreak.
In a fight for their lives against a
heavy sea, more than 300 United
States sailors were being brought
ashore tonight in breeches buoys at
tached to the cruiser Milwaukee,
which rolled and tossed in the surf,
with, the possibility of- being a total
loss on the northern California
coast, where it struck in a fog early
Breakers wer spraying over the
warship's superstructure and the in-,'
ccssant pounding of the waves was!
driving the vessel further ashore in:
the sand. The Milwaukee's false bot-,
torn was ooded in an effort to anchor j
it against the wash of the sea. Naval ,
officers ashore said it was hardly pos-i
sible that the $4,000,000 cruiser would'
ever float again.
Fatal Place for Vessels. ,
The Milwaukee is stuck on the sand,
only a few hundred yards from the
submarine H-3, which grounded t
month ago near the entrance to Hum
boldt bay. The cruiser was engage
in an attempt to salvage the sub- .
lnersiblc at the time of the accident
Within forty or fifty miles of this part
of the coast other vessels have struck
shore during the last few years and
none of them has been saved. '
Four breeches buoys were m work-;
i'ng order late this afternoon and the,
men were being brought ashore as
fast as possible. The lines had been,
attached to the ship's masts. With the;
roll of the vessel the trolleys would;
slacken and then straighten out, drop-!
ping the buoys, with their human'
burden, into the breakers and alter-!
nately hoisting them into the air. !
Fifty men and "Sea Rover," the;
ship's dog mascot, were landed just
before dary, with the aid of surf;
boats manned by coast life savers.i
One of the sailors said there was1
eight feet of water in one of the fire
rooms and that two boilers had;
shifted. ' i '
Newton In Command. j
Medical teratment was given the'
rescued sailors by the naval militia ,
of Eureka, members of which arrived
with emergency equipment late this;
The Milwaukee was in command of;
Lieutenant W. F. Newton. It carried
about thirteen commissioned officers,
ten warrant officers and a reduced
complement of between 400 and 500
men. Seventy of the crew were;
ashore when the Milwaukee struck s:
sisting in the salvage work on the
The Record Increase j
in Paid Want-Ads in i
1916 is a real testimonial '
to exceptional results. ;
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