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SOMETHING DIFFERENT IN WAR STORIES-HARRY LAUDER'S WAR FRONT EXPERIENCES
The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XL VII NO. 290.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 22, 191814 PAGES"
ffttE SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Germans Show But Little of
Habitual Fighting Spirit Un
der Vigorous Blows by -Allied
(By Associated Press.)
Striking viciously at the
enemy at various points along
the western battle front, meet
ing each outburst of German
artillery with a thunder of
cannon fire and maintaining
the mastery of the air in every
sector from the North Sea to
. the Swiss frontier, the armies
of the entente allies are pre
venting the Teutonic armies
from quietly perfecting their
preparations for coming battles.
With the knowledge that the pass
ing of each day brings new Amer-
ican legions to help crush the next
- German offensive the allies are find
ing satisfaction in the fact that the
''Germans have as yet been unable
to launch a new blow in the struggle
which Berlin had expected to be the
decisive one of the war.
Fighting Spirit Weakened.
For the' most part the Germans
have shown but little of their liabi
1 tual fighting spirit along the line in
v France. They have been thrust back
in four sectors and the allies have
. succeeded in winning ground which
will be of great importance in the
A heavy German counter attack
.y against the British lines northwest
of Merville along a front of about
two-thirds of a mile broke .down
under the strong British resistance,
according to Field Marshal Haig's
report Tuesday night from British
headquarters in France. The French
. also repulsed an attack north of
" Capture Strtegic Ground.
" The attack by the French near
. Locre, on the northern side of the
Lys salient, and of the Australians
,before Amiens appear to have been
more successful than was at first
' understood. Near Locre the French
have not only taken strongly forti
fied points, but they have made
secure their lines on each side of
- Hill 44, which they recaptured from
the Germans recently.
" The Australians too have- won
ground which is all tactical impro
tance along the Amiens sector. They
have gained higher ground which
lends itself well to defensive tactics
and will be valuable when the time
- The French, still seem to be the
most active of the forces of the
entente nations. They again have
engaged in raiding operations near
Lassigny, on the flank of, the Ger
man line as it stands since the ad
vance toward Amiens.
American Artillery Active.
On the American front there has
been die usual lively exchange of
artillery tire, but no infantry fighting.
The same is true of the situation in
the Italian theater.
A report from Athens states that
Turkish troops in Asia Minor have
iriutinied and that a force sent to
" quell the disorder has deserted. It
is said that there have been many
v desertions from the Turkish gar
risons in towns along the Asia
For Nebraska Generally fair
Wednesday and Thursdays cooler
in southeast portion Wednesday X
warmer Thursday. , v
' Hour.'": 1 Dr.
d a. in oi
6 a. m 61
7 a. m 62
8 a. m 61
S a. m 65
10 a. m 64
11 a. m 73
12 m 77
1 p. m 81
2 p. m 82
3 p. m 82
4 p. m 85
5 p. u). . 8:!
6 p. m . . . 85
7 p. m 85
8 p. m. 63
' Comparative Loral Record.
,. 1918. 1917. 1916 1915.
Highest yesterda .. 85 67 72 61
Lowest Vsterday (. . 60 42 ...6S 46
Mean temperature ... 72 64 64 -i4
Precipitation 68 .50; .64 .63
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature 64
Excess for toe-Uay 8
Total excess since March 1 394
Normal precipitation 14 Inch
Excess for the day 44 inch
Total rainfall since March 1 2.67 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 4.69 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1917... .87 inch
Deficiency for cor. period. 1916. .2.(6 Inches
Reports from Stations at 7 P. M.
Station and State Temp. HiKh- Raln-
of Weather, . 7 p. m est. Bill.
Cheyenne, cloudy 60 62 T
Davenport, cloudy ..... 76 , 7. .36
Denver, cloudy 70 72 .00
Des Moines, cloudy .... 80 , 84 .38
Dodge City, clear 88 90 .00
Lander? cloudy 68 68 .00
North Platte, cloudy .. 74 8.' .12
Omaha, cloudy 85 8S .68
Pueblo, clear 80 80 .90
Hapid City, part cloudy 58 63 . .00
Hart Lake City, cloudy.. 54 M , T
Far.Ui Fe, clear .". 88 68 .00
Sheridan, clear 6 -66 .01
Valentine, clear ....... SI 72 .01
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
' ' . U A. WSL6U. Meteorologist.
Washington, May 21. Airplane
mail pilots today had their first
battles against storms. .
Soon after leaving Belmont field,
"Long Island, Lieutenant Bonsai
ran into an electrical disturbance,
wind and rain and was forced to
return, the mail being forwarded
Lieutenant Edgerton left Phila
delphia for Washington in heavy
clouds and encountered a storm
near Baltimore at an altitude of
10,000 feet. He fought through and
arrived here in two hours and 34
minutes, with the propeller slightly
damaged by hail.
$50,000 IN GREAT
RED CROSS DRIVE
Nebraska Reports Half Million
Dollars in Hand, While Many
Counties Are Giving Over
Omaha and Nebraska are contin
uing the liberality shown in former
drives for war funds in the second
Red Cross campaign, ifo fear is felt
by the directors but that the quota as
signed will be over-subscribed.
Large cash subscriptions from
firms and individuals total more than
$50,000, one-fourth of the Omaha
quota. . The campaign will be car
ried to every individual in Omaha and
as the smaller subscriptions pour in
no doubt is'expressed for the success
of the drive. '
Counties in the state already are
reporting over-subscriptions, with the
drive just starting. Cash subscriptions
received at the state headquarters now
equal Tme-half of the state quota of
$1,300,000. As the pledges are tabu
lated the tptals will rapidly pass the
State Has Half Million Cash.
F. W. Judson, state director of the
Red Cross, at a late hour said it was
impossible to give actual figures on
the amount of money pledged in the
state to the Second Red Cross drive.
"We now have more than $500,000 in
actual money," said Mr. Tudson. 'IThis
a .. t :i..,i 1-J v
does not include pledges.
"We have a larpe force of clerks
preparing a total of the pledges and
getting in communication with cities
that have not reported. It is im
possible to estimate the amount raised
until we can compile a total of the
Lcrge Cash Subscriptions.
Everett Buckingham, chairman of
the Red Cross war fund committee for
Omaha, late TuVsday night announced
a list of the larger contributions of
Omaha firms and individuals. "These
contributions are only samples of
what are yet to come," said Mr.
Buckingham. The larger cash con
tributions for the first two days of
the drive are as follows:
American Smelting: and Refining Co. ,$7. BOO
Swift and Co 7.000
Cudahy Packing company 6,000
Brandeis Stores -...J"; 6.000
Union Stock Tarda company V.. 6.000
Hayden Brothers 2.500
BurRess-Nash company ,E0fl
Thomas Kllpatrlck company 1,000
K. E. Calvin 1,000
F. B. Johnson 1,000
W. Hretenberg; 1,000
Victor J. Jeep 600
Women's committee report:
C. B. Nash Interests J5.000
Mrs. George Brandeis 1.000
Pittsburgh Plate Glass company .... 1,000
Mrs. Harold Gifford ' 600
John Deere Plow company 600
Frank I,. Haller 600
Robert Morseman i 400
F. W. Judsoa 230
Mrs. D- Forest Richards 250
Churches and Clubs Active.
, At th; Burgess-Nash store 75 chick
ens, a hen and a rooster were auc
tioned off. They were given by A. D.
Peters from his chicken ranch.
At the grain" exchange building
"chances" on a Chalmers touring car
were sold at auction. This c?.r was
(riven by Mrs. H. H. Harper. Mrs.
Fred Hamilton with several assistants
has undertaken to sell
Mchances " thus raising $5,000.
LEIBERMAN WINS BRAIN TEST
Police Judge Madden Sends First Victim
Jo Psychopathic Board for Examination. -
FOR WORLD'S SPEED RECORD
Charges of recktess driving and ex
ceeding the speed limit against E.
Leiberman, 2608 Franklin street, re
sulted in conviction in police court
Tuesday. ?. Leiberman was ordered to
appear before an examining board of
physicians for a mental test to de
termine the extent of his sanity.
Leiberman was arrested Monday
night . His car ran into an automo
bile belonging to " W. H. Griffith,
2706 Brown street, at Fifteenth and
"Whv inrlcp. T liannpnH in see
Hum,' City prosecutor McGuire said.
"And I tell you, he almost :an over
Tfle arresting officer testified that
Leiberman was voin,? at least. 40
miles an hour directly . through the
Colonel .William Hayward's Fighters,
Old Fifteenth New York Ethiopians, ,
Now in.First Trenches in France
TO TELL HER
Woman's Letter, Frankly Re
lating Her Relations With
Dr. Roberts Completes
Evidence for State.
Waukesha, Wis., May 21. Grace
Lusk, will take the witness stand to
morrow to reveal eyery detail of her
relations with Dr. David Roberts at
her trial for slaying his wife.
This was announced by attorneys
for the defense late today, after the
prosecution had completed the pre
sentation of its evidence against Miss
Lusk. Her story is expected to be a
flat denial of Dr. Roberts' statement
that she pursued him with the bject
of wrecking his home.
Before the prosecution rested, it in
troduced a letter written by Miss Lusk
and found in her desk, after the trag
edy. It was addressed to Mrs. Rob
erts and was only presented as evi
dence after the attorneys for the de
fense had registered an emphatic pro
test, in which they declared that Miss
Lusk could not be used as a witness
Letter by Miss Lusk.
"When your husband first came to
me, it was for business," the letter
read;"at least, that was his excuse.
He did all of the pursuing. I thought
it was all quite a good joke,' and, in
fact, it would never have occurred to
me to take the situation seriously if
one nieht at the Baptist church af
fair you had not come up to us when
we were talking in the most innocent
fashion imaginable and rushed him
away. You did not do it in a courteous
manner weU( not rather, i vowed
thereupon to get even with your dis
courtesy,, and I. have. Only I have
hurt myself in doing so.".
The letter then frankly related her
-relations with the veterinarian, how he
spent his evenings with her while his
wife was ill, his jealousy and his state
ment to her that he felt that he "had
been cheated in the marriage game."
Eternal Triangle Repeated.
"It seems to me," the letter said,
"that if you loved your husband un
selfishly you would want him to be
happy honorably, even if it were a sac
rifice to you in some respefcts. It is
not an unheard of thing for a husband
or a wife to give up voluntarily the
mate whose love has been lost. Did
you ever hear the story of Ruskin, or,
more recently, of James K. Barrie. In
the eternal triangle the only solution
of the problem is the elimination of
one character, the two who should re-J
main are those whose affections are"!
Sorry for What Happened.
Several oth letters found in the
little desk, some of them covered
with brownish stains, indicating that
Miss Lusk had handled them after
she had killed Mrs. Roberts and shot
herself, also were read. One headed,
"Oh, I am so sorry that all this has
happened. Yet I had rather have had
this experience, painful as it has been,
than to have gone' throogh life without
knowing what love can mean. I can't
honestly believe I have been sinful.
The only treason has been in not tell
ing Mrs. R. I always wanted to, but
he was afraid. Oh, well, it soon will
Wrote Directions for Her Funeral.
Another letter, which was marked,
"Open in case of accident only," gave
directions for her funeral, which she
desired to be without "much fuss."
She also directed that she be dressed
"in the little new gray frock," which
she wrote would "be ready formy last
Dr. Roberts was recalled to the
witness stand for cross-examination
by the defense early in the morning
session to answer a series of questions
regarding the defendant's meoital con
dition. He testified' that she ap
peared normal except when she was
angry, when she occasionally lost con-
trol of herself. a
principal thoroughfare of the city,
swerving from left to right just as he
saw fit to enjoy himself in his mad
ness to "get somewhere in general,
though nowhere in particular."'
Leiberman is the first victim of the
judge's warning to automobile speed
ers and reckless drivers that they will
be taken before an examining board
of physicians given a test to ascertain
their mental capacity.
W. H. Brokey, Fourteenth and
Douglas streets, was. fined" $15 and
costs on a charge of violating traffic
D. C. Bradford, president of the
Bradford-Kennedy Lumber company,
was fined $.'5 and costs for exceeding
the sperd limit. Mr. Bradford ap
pealed the case
Former Nebraskan Wires Gra
phic Description of Battle
;.' . Where Unseen Guns
Colonel William Hayward, well
known in Nebraska and son of the
late Senator M. L. Hayward. formerly
residing in Nebraska City, is now in
command of the 369th United States
infantry "somewhere in France." The
following graphic description of Amer
ican soldier life in the trenches is tak
en from a letter addressed to his
uncle, Major E. B. Hayward of Dav
enport, la., whom Colonel Hayward
asked to distribute copies to his
By COLONEL WM. HAYWARD.
Headquarters 368th United States
Infantry in France, April 12. "This
letter is principally to say that the
'Fighting 15th Heavy Ethopian Foot'
(now 369th United States infantry),
is at last in the trenches, and what is
more to the point, in the front line
trenches, and has had its' baptism of
fire, at least one battalion of it is and
has, and the battalions are succes
sively rotating each other in our tiny
sector,, tiny when considered as part
of the "great battle front from Switz
erland to the sea, but by no means
tiny when the responsibility of hold
ing it is contemplated. Of- course, I
was under fire a couple of weeks ago
with about a hundred of the men up
north, but it was long range stuff,
and not much to it.
"I put the Brooklyn battalion, com
manded by Major Morris, in' night
before last. I have often told these
boys I would never ask them to go
anywhere I did not go myself, so I
went up to spy out the ground and
get our last instructions. This regi
ment has broken so many records
that I hoped we might go into the
trenches by sunlight on a clear day
and thus prove all 'the stories told
previously of outfits goin in in the
drizzling rain, etc., did not necessar
ily describe the universal situation.
But not at all. We left the regimen
tal camp in the conventional drizzle,
the rain . being driven in our faces
by a very raw north wind, and went
sloshing up the road toward, the big
noises and big flashes. ' 'We- ramped
the night before and made final
preparation. These consisted of
baths and clean clothes for all the
men, as well as hair cuts, to make
the gas masks fit tighter, and also to
deprive Friend 'Toto' (our boys say
'Seam Squirrels') as much as possible
of any of their ' favorite roosting
(Continued on Page Five, Column One.)
AVIATOR HALL OF
IOWA PRISONER IN
(By Auoclated Freu.)
With the American Army in
France, May 21. Captain Tames Nor.
man Hall, of Colfax, ia., who has been
missing since May 7, is wounded and
a prisoner in a German hospital.
Captain Hall, who is attached to
the American aviation corps, disap
peared after an aerial engagement,
near the German lines..
2 DEAD, SIXTEEN
IN TRAIN CRASH
Texarkana, Ark., May 21. Troop
train No. 554, northbound, was
wrecked near Garland City, Ark. to
day, the engine and four coaches be
ing overturned. The engineer and
fireman are reported to have been
killed and 16 or more soldiers in
Disloyal Farmer Given
Sioux Falls, S. D.; May 21. Hart
Duxbury, a wealthy farmer living
nine miles north of Spencer, S. D., to
day was tarred and feathered by a
crowd of fifty farmers after he had
been taken from his farm and brought"!
to the city jail at Spencer, where the
cqat was applied.
Duxbury, it was said, was ordered
last Friday to purchase Liberty bonds
or contribute to the Red Crqss, by
Monday night. He refused, it is
stated, and shortly after midnight the
farmers fullfilled their threat..
Airplane Drops Flowers
On Noted Aviator's Cortege
New York, May 21. Army officers
representing the United States and
each of the allies, served today"as
pallbearers at the funeral in St.
Patrick's cathedral of Captain An
tonio Silvio Resnati, famous Italian
aviator, who fell to his death at
Mineola last week.
Thousands of persons, bareheaded,
lined the streets. A large Caproni
airplane, carrying nine Italian avia
tors, flew over the cortege, dropping
red, white and blue flowers.
Harry Lauder's Own
Story of War Zone
Experiences Will Be
Found On Page 4.
R. R. HEADS
Director General Will Appoint
Federal Director for Each
Line, Responsible Only to
(Br Associated Freu.)
Washington, May 21. Every rail
road president was relieved from ac
tive duty as executive manager of his
road today by Director General Mc
Adoo, who will appoint a federal di
rector for each road, responsible only
to the railroad administration. In
many cases the president of the rail
road may be named federal director.
' To safeguard the interests of stock
holders and maintain the individuality
of each railway, federal directors,
whenever possible, will be appointed
from among the operating officers of
the property, the director general an
nounced. This will avoid disrupting
any road's working organization un
necessarily. Creates Two New Districts.
As another step in the reorganiza
tion of railroad management, the di
rector general ordered the creation of
two new operating districts the Al
legheny region, consisting of the prin
cipal trunk lines east of Pittsburgh,
excluding the New York Central,
managed by C. II. Markham, now re
gional director for the south, and the
Pocahontas district, consisting of the
east and west trunk lines terminating
at Hampton Roads.
Regional directors for the Poca
hontas district and for the southern
district to succeed Mr. Markham will
be appointed soon. A. H. Smith of
New York will continue to act as
regional director for, that part of the
east not included in the new Alle
gheney district, and district directors
wiine named to serve under him as
supervisors of roads in New England,
and for the section between Pitts
burgh and the Mississippi river, and
north of the Ohio river.
Other smaller operating districts
will be created from time to time in
the southern and western regions,
now operated as units by regional
directors of the railroad administra
Failed to Obey Orders.
The first act of the director-general
today in executing this new pol
icy was the removal of C. W. Hunt
ington, president of the Virginian
railway, as chief operating officer, on
the charge that he failed to carry
out promptly the railroad administra
tion's instructions regarding the re
pair and maintenance of his line.
This was thought to be the fore
runner of similar deposition of a num.
ber of railroad presidents, but an
nouncement of the plan for wholesale
replacement of railway presidents by
federal directors came as a general
surprise at this time.
It was explained tonight that a
large proportion of present railway
presidents will be named to manage
their own properties, particularly
whenever the president actually is the
most active operating officer, but in
all these cases the presidents will be
required to resign their official posi
tions with the companies, "and to be
come exclusive representatives of the
United States railroad administra
Salaries Will Be Reduced.
Consequently their salaries will be
paid by the government, and they can
receive no pay from the railwaytor
poration. As an indication of what
salaries they may expect, it became
known tonight that most of Mr. Mc
Adoo's principal assistants ' of the
railroad administration will receive
no more than $15,000 a year. For
most of them, this is much less thn
they received as officers or executives
of railroads under private manage
ment. In this connection, it was no
ted that Mr. McAdoo, as secretary
of the treasury, receives the usual
cabinet member's salary of $12,000 a
year and is paid nothing as director
general of railroads.
Swiss Painter Dead.
Berne, May 20. Ferdinand Hodler,
a leading Swiss painter, is dead here
at the age of 65.
Years Old, Is
A teapot of genuine Satsuma ware,
smuggled from Japan by a seafaring
ancestor more than a century ago,
when Nippon was the true "hermit
empire," has been donated to the sal
vage department of the Red Cross,
1409 Harney street, by ,Mrs. A. E.
The teapot was brought by Mrs.
Aronson from Sweden. It was an ob
ject that a connossieur or collector
would go into ecstacies over, and
must possess great value because of
its rarity and it beauty and delicacy
The landscape and flower decora
tions on the bowl are beautiful in
NOT HEARD OF
President E. E. Calvin of the
Union Pacific railway, at a late
hour last night had received no
information regarding the change
in officers of the railroad and his
deposition as head of the system,
"This is the first information I
have had of the proposed change,"
said Mr. Calvin. "I cannot say
whether I will be appointed a fed
eral director or not."
Questioned as to the advisability
of the proposed change at this time
Mr. Calvin refused to express an
opinion. "I do not care to express
myself until I have been officially
informed of the change and am
familiar with the details of the ad
ministration's policy," he said.
ABOUT TO START
TO BATTLE FRONT
Camp Scene of Great Activity
as 89th pivision Entrains;
Details of Movement
Funston, Kan., May 21.
Telegram. Passed by the
-The Funston boys are
going over tliere. wnere tney go
from here br when and how they
leave are points of information that
cannot be made public.
The men themselves know litle
about it and care less. Sufficient for
them there is action afoot at last: lots
of action, with trains loading, night
and day work, and speed such as has
never been seen here before.
Surmises amfing the men as to what
the big step they are about to take
means cover a range that includes
everything. Headquarters alone
knows what is taking place, and
headquarters is not telling, There was
no lack of enthusiasm, however, as a
result of lack of information, for good
privates do not question orders from
higher up. , -
Eight and a half months of
strenuous training has reached a
close. For a few it has been less
than a month. Squads right and
squads left have been mastered long
ago, more intricate drills perfected,
rifle practice carried on steadily,
muscles turned into iron, and now
the entire 89th division stands as a
perfect unit, ready to serve its
country and the countries that have
held the line.
Details of the biggest event the
middle west has ever staged must be
necssary, for although every officer
and every private has written and
telegraphed to one or more friends
or relatives of his plans, the more
ntricate details must not be offered
to those who might use them to
But at any rate the middle west
may know it's boys were wonderwul
in their parts, and every mother
with a boy in the 89th division may
know he answered the call "ready '
with a smile on his lips and in many
cases a tear of enthusiasm in his
The few civilians who are sfcang
the sight of a lifetime-can never tell
what they saw. Words would not
Mrs. Mildred Allee
Dead; Struck by Car
Los Angeles. May 21. (Special
Telegram) Funeral services for Mrs.
Mildred L. Alice, former president
general of the Daughters of the
American Revolution of Nebraska,
who was struck and instantly killed
by a Pacific electric car yesterday,
will be conducted in Columbus, 0., to
which citv the body will be sent
either tomorrow or Thursday. Twen
ty-six years a resident of Omaha, she
was one of the founders and first
presidents of the Women's club of
that city. Mrs. Mildred B. Pierce,
a niece, is the only relative.
German Women in U. S.
Required to Register
Washington, May 21. German wo
men in the United States arc required
to reoisler with chief. of police or with
postmasters between June 17 and 26
under regulations issued today by the
department of justice.
Given Red Cross
their tints and perspective, and the
peculiar geometric design and gold
embellishments are of a character that
speak of ancient art.
If the teapot could tell of the ad
ventures that attended its smuggling
by the bold Norse ancestor of Mrs
Aronson, when Cathay was as a closed
book and ' land of mystery to the
western world, the story would be as
intensely interesting as a saga of old,
The value of the teapot can hardly
be computed and it will undoubted
ly attract numerous bidders at the
next auction sale. Mrs. Aronson has
placed a bid of $25 on the teapot and
it will undoubtedly start off ' at this
KILL 1 7 IN
Four Dead and 50 Injured in
and Around Boone; Toll
of Ten Taken in -.'
De Moines, May 21.-
nadoes in central Iowa late ,
today caused the death of at
least seven persons and in-
jured approximately 65
others, reports received here ;
late tonight showed. Prop
erty damage was estimated
at $750,000. . - .
The casualty list, incom- ,
plete at midnight, gave four
dead at Boone 'and 50 in ;
jured; two dead at Newton,
and one killed and, two in-'
jured near penison.
While the storm area extended from
Denison, Crawford county, east about '
ISO miles through Jasper county, se
rious damage was reported only in the
district near DenisOri, Boone and New ,
ton counties, although details from y
some sections were lacking because of
crippled wire communication. ' ,
PROPERTY LOSS $500,000.
Boone was most seriously affected.'
Property damage in the city is esti-
mated near $329,000, while the loss in
the surrounding country will bring the
total to $500,000, it is feared. New-'
ton's loss exceeded $100,000, pfinci- (
pally born by three washing machine
Near Denison. Emmet Fling was
killed when a farm building crumpled
upon him and two others were hurt,
one seriously. The farm residence ot
Frank Houlihan was entirely tiemol
iahed, but a new-born baby and its
mother escaped unscathed.
.Newton's two dead were employes
of the factories. It was said that sev.
eral of the injured were in a serious v
condition, Hail preceded the tornado
there, causing much damage to gar.
dens and early, crops. Many houses
were unroofed and smaller buildings.
MOTHER AND BABE KILLED.
Renorts from Boone after midnight
declared sonje of the injured might
die. The killed were Mrs. frank Rob
erts, her 6-year-old son, a laborer, and
One family of five had a narrow es
cape from death, entering their cellar
just before their home was entirely
Twenty-five houses in Boone were
damaged by the twister, six or seven"
of them being crushed to kindling.
The Chicago and Northwestern .rail- .
road s Iowa division shops there, val
ued at $1,000,000, were damaged $250,- '
000, it is estimated.
An Illinois Central train ' narrowly .
escaped the funnel cloud traveling
along the Boger river valley, accord- ,
ing to report of passengers arriving
in Omaha lasf night, j H
Ten Killed in Kansas.
I lavs Kan.. May21 Ten persons .'
were killed, two probably fatally in
jured and dozens of others less se
nously injured in a tornaao wnicn
swept across northen Ellis and south,
em Ro6ks"counties last night. ' , ! -
The little town of Codell, in Rooks
county, was practically annihilated.
All the' churches, schools, buildings'
and larger business houses and resi
dences were demolished.
The tornado started 15 miles north-;
west of Hays and swept a strip '
mile wide for a distance of 35 miles. I
Only meager reports have been re- .
ceived and the death list may be
augumcnted when the full details are
The list of dead and fatally in
jured as far known follows:
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Geist and
three children, -living near Hays.
Mrs. Walter Adams and baby of . '
Two children of Frank Jones of :
Codell. . '
Mr. Turan of Codell. -
Injured, probably fatally:
Anton Bungardle, of Hays.
Frank G. Huber.
Hundreds of head of horses and
cattle, were killed and much damage
was caused to growing crops by haiL
Wisconsin Village Wiped Out. ; ;
Madison, Wis.. May 21. Lone
Rofk, a village 30 miles north of
Madison, was practically wiped out
by a tornado tonight, according to
reports received here. ,
At Mount Horeb. 18 miles south- r
west, barns and houses were de- ,v
stroyed by the wind. The storm broke; .
the Madison power line from Prairie ,
I)u Sac and for three hours this .
city was in total darkness1. .
Rumor of Hindenburg's )'
Death Generally Curren
With the British Army in France
May 21. The Tumor that Field Mar .
shal von Hindenburg died recently
has become, current very generally;' .'
among the enemy in the back areas -as
well as among - civilians. What .
basis, if any, there is.for-tbjJCa'oi,.
is not known here ; "S v
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