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WOULD DOUBLE SALARY .
OP PRESIDENT WILSON.
. Warhington, Spt. 17. Increase
of 30 per cent in the pay of all of
ficers of the army, navy and marine
corpi and SO per cent for enlisted
men ii proposed in a bill drawn by
Rear Admiral T. J. Cowles, former
ly paymaster general of the navy, for
which congress support is sought.
Admiral Cowles in a satement
made public said the salaries of all
government employes, civil and mil
itary, should be increased immedi
ately. He suggested advances of
100 per cent in the salaries of the
prudent, the vice president and
cabinet officers, and their assistants
and 50 per cent for members of con
LESS CLOTHING FOR
New York, Sept. 17. Garters are
inimical to race efficiency. Dr. Au
gusta Rucker of New York de
clared before the international con
ference of women physicians here.
Savages develop a better racij than
civilied nations, she said, because
savages do not wear garters.
"'Hie savages had a better phy
sique than the civilized person of
today? with relatively more hygienic
ways of living,", stie said, "because
of this more untrammelled develop
ment." The garters referred to by Dr.
Rucker were, of course, children's
gaiters, since the harm done by
these stocking supportsis done dur
ing the period of development.
Elastic shoulder straps and other
rubber harness for children were
Dr. Rucker also recommended
that high heels and pointed toed
shoes be abolished and that there
be less restriction in clothing for i
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25 INDICTED AS
Chicago, Sept. 17. Twenty-five
men were named in eight indict
ments voted by the county grand
jury on charges of conspiracy to
defraud, " embezzlement and opera
tion of a confidence game. That
was the end of an investigation
begun several weeks ago of what
State's Attorney Hoync character
ized as one of the cleverest bands
of de luxe swindlers he oer had
The accused men, of whom
Charles W. French , -was the chief
promoter, were involved, it is
charged, in the flotation of worth
less securities which on their face
represented millions of capital.
POSTERS IN BALKANS
SAY, "FIGtiT FOR KAISER."
Berlin, Sept. 17. The assertion is
made by the V'oerwarts correspond
ent that the German military move
ment in the Balkan provinces is rap
idly growing, and that officers and
men are arriving there daily from
Posters displayed in the office of
Captain Stoewer at Bausk, Courland,
ays the correspondent, read: "Fight
lor the kaiser and the empire against
democracy! We had rather die than
M'ADOO WON'T SIDESTEP
Chicago, Sept. 17. William G.
McAdoo, former secretary of the
treasury, indicated he would not
avoid the presidential nomination
if it were tendered him.
"I appreciate the constant mention
of my name, but feel the nomina
tion is wholly in the hands of the
people of the democratic party," he
said, "and that it would be almost
a disavowal of the principles of un
influenced rule for a man to even
intimate he would fight for the nom
ination." Mr. McAdoo was accompanied by
Mrs. McAdoo and they were enroute
to Pendleton, Ore., to be present at
VIOLATERS TO SUFFER.
Chitigo. Sept. 17. Federal Judge
Land is has ordered a sweeping in
vestigation of alleged violations of
wartime prohibition and the Illinois
search and seizure act. He directed
that the heads of five Milwaukee
breweries and 75 or more other in
dividuals be summoned to appear be
fore him Friday.
Shipments of beer by wagon and
by boat have been intercepted and
seized between Chicago and Mil
waukee since wartime prohibition
went into effect July 1.
STARTS IN KANSAS.
Topeka, Kan., Sept. 17. A recur
rence of the influenza epidemic
which caused the deaths of several
hundred persons in Topeka last win
ter was indicated in the report of
."our new cases here. Strict quaran
tine measures have been put into ef
fect. Twenty-three new cases have
beep reported in Kansas during the
"BRAIN WORKERS" TO
ORGANIZE A UNION.
New York, Sept. 17. "Brain
workers," including stenographers,
clerks, salesmen, accountants,
draughtsmen and professional men
who wot,k for wages, are to or
ganize as the Clerical and Profes
sional Associates. A call was is
sued for a meeting Thursday night
at Washington Irving high school.
Wall street was deluged with thou
sands of handbills, reading, in part:
"Manual laborers earn three times
more than in 1914. How much has
your pay increased? Why be the
lowest paid class in America work
overtime without pay liable to be
fined without defense? Organize!
Join us! Get your rights!"
NEW YORK AND PARIS
STYLES SET PACE.
New York, Sept. 17. New York
sets the styles for the world. Paris
women have recognized this by let
ting out the tucks in their skirts,
according to Miss Tobe Coller, who
returned on the Cedric.
"French women are wearing long
er skirts, said Miss Coller. who is
considered an authority on fashions.
"Since French women prefer the
shorter skirts, this proves that New
York sets the styles. However,
Paris holds a certain precedence for
styles, and I guess Paris will con-
ue to do so.
Senator Johnson Addresses
Large and Enthusiastic Au
dience in Lincoln and De
nounces League of Nations.
SAYS BRITAIN, FRANCE
BOTH AMENDED PACT
$5,000,000 Bond Issue Is
Approved by School Board
Five-Year Building Program Prepared by Superintend
ent Beveridge Will be Voted on at Special Election
November 4 Crowded Condition Reason.
Fundamental Question to Be!
Answered by Parents Is, I
"Shall American Boys Police!
World," Legislator Asserts.!
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 17. In ad
dressing a large and enthusiastic
gathering here tonight. Senator
Hiram V. Johnson of California on
the 132d anniversary of the signing
of the constitution of the United
States at Philadelphia, denounced
the league of nations covenant as
an infamous document and declared
that its adoption would result in
throwing the country into an inter
national confederation and deprive
the republic of its future independ
ence of action. It would, he said,
substitute musty internationalism for
Lieut. Col. John G. Maher. a
democrat and president of the Ne
braska branch of the American
Legion, acted as chairman of the
meeting and introduced the speaker.
Governor S. R. McKelvie occupied
a seat on the stage.
Psvjple Only May Act.
Senator Johnson said: "The presi
dent has made and asked the senate
to approve a league covenant that
is to he higher than our constitu
tion. Except the sovereign people,
no power on earth can legally
change our constitution or make an
other to override it. None but the
people should be permitted to throw
this independent republic into an in
ternational federation where it must
necessarily lose its independence of
action. The people can do that, but
no public servant or servants of
those people should he permitted to
do it. It is admitted by the presi
dent that we lose our independence
in the league. Musty international
ism has been substituted for Ameri
canism." Shall Yanks Police World.
After enumerating the various
burdens which the peace pact im
poses on the United States, Senator
Johnson said: "The great funda
mental question which every Ameri
can father and mother should answer
is: Shall American boys police the
world? Shall American blood up
hold, maintain and preserve old
world governments and the terri
torial integrity of the nations which
have immensely increased their
"At Omaha, the president defi
nitely announced himself against
amendments to the league of na
tions or reservations of any sort.
He savs in effect to the American
people 'You must accept the foreign
(Continued on ra; Two. Column Three) I
American Dry Gets
Cool Reception in
Big English City
London, Sept. 17. William John
son, the American prohibition advo
cate trying to extend prohibition to
Britain, visited Birmingham, but got
a cool reception, according to dis
patches from that city.
In a conference with business
men he advocated iced milk, water
and lemonade as substitutes for
beer for men working in the fur
naces, saying that beer did not. give
the men stamina, but "beer tastes
good and I like it myself."
This caused keen amusement at
Birmingham, where prohibition is
hardly more than an academic ques
Assassination of Peru
President Is Rumored
Santiago, Chile, Sept. 17. Persist
ent rumors are in circulation here
that Augusto B. Leguia, president of
Peru, was assassinated Tuesday.
Dispatches received by the foreign
ministry from Iquique say that in
Iquique the rumor is believed to be
true. All communication with Peru
is under censorship and confirmation
of the rumor therefore cannot be ob
tained at present.
Garibaldi Not Implicated. '
Rome, Sept. 17. Gen. Giuseppe
("Peppino") Garibaldi, speaking to
the Associated Press correspondent,
said he had arrived from America on
the eve of Gabriele D'Annunzio's
coup in Fiume and that he had never
thought, nor would he think, to par
ticipate in or lead any movement
likely to set Italians against Italians.
(It was reported from Venice on
September 12 that Gen. "Peppino"
Garibaldi was among the mutineers
who had joined D'Annunzio at
Members of the Board of Educa
tion cast a unanimous vote for a
?5,000,QOO bond issue to carry out the
proposed building program for the
Omaha school system as prepared
by Superintendent Beveridge, at a
meeting last night.
The public will be given an oppor
tunity to approve or disapprove of
this action at an election to be held
on November 4. The bonds will be
issued as needed, according td plans,
and win be for $1,000 each.
C. O. Talinage offered the only se
rious objections to voting the bonds.
.Mr. Talmage declared that he had
nade a canvass of representative
business men and found that they
were r.ot in favor of issuing bonds
!or such a large amount. He also iu
limatrd that there would be some
ci'friculty in securing the unanimous
support of the newspapers. Mr. Tal
mage favored the issuance of $ 1 ,350,
000 in bonds for the immediate con
struction of the High School of
John Bi'kins, speaking in favor of
the bond issue, declared that he had
recently visited Mason school and
found that classes were being held
on the stairs.
Superintendent Beveridge pre
sented a list of 10 schools which
were rilled beyond capacity to show
the need for immediate action. The
Jungmann . . . ,115
.Miller Park :
;?'ouih Franklin 315
Bond Vote Unanimous.
F. A. Brogan spoke in favor of
the issuance of $5,000,000 in bonds,
but warned other members of the
board that an intensive campaign,
which would present the need of
that amount of money to the public,
would be necessary.
"It is possible that there will be
an organized opposition to the is
suance of the bonds," said Mr. Bro
gan. "If there is it will be well or
ganized and can do much harm be
fore we are aware of it."
When a vote was taken C. O. Tal
mage voted yes with his fellow mem
bers, but still asserted that he was
(Continued on rnge Two, Column Six.)
TWO ARE HURT IN
LAID TO WOMAN
Brothers Who Went to Candy
Kitchen After Proprietor
Are in Hospital.
A. E. Ogden, 26 years old, 3916
North Fifty-fourth street, was shot
in the thigh and his left leg fractured
while a spectator at an argument
between his brother, R. G. Ogden,
29 years old. 3916 North Fifty-fourth
street, and John Zees, proprietor of
a candy kitchen, 1511 Capitol ave
nue, at 5:15 o'clock yesterday after
noon. According to the story told the
pclice by the Ogdens, Isabelle Fal
coner, 24 years old, 3916 North
Fifty-fourth street, was employed
Tuesday by the Zees brothers to
dip chocolates. One of the broth
ers, they allege, forced his attentions
on her and hugged and kissed her,
much to her humiliation.
R. G. Ogden, who says the woman
is "a very dear friend," went to the
candy kitchen about 5 o'clock
Wednesday to urge that the unwel
come attentions cease. On his way
to the factory he met his brother,
A. E. Ogden, who accompanied him.
R. G. Ogden entered the store and
engaged in a heated argument with
John Zees. His brother stood in
the doorway as a spectator. Tom
Zees. 37 North Seventh street. Coun
cil Bluffs, when the argument was
at its height went to the back room
of the establishment and secured a
shotgun. According to the Ogdens,
he then aimed at R.,G. Ogden, but
did not shoot when Ogden maneu
vered and kept John Zees between
himself and the gun.
Shoots at Ogden.
They allege he then turned to A.
E. Ogden standing in the doorway
and bred. After seeing his brother
shot, R. G. Ogden started to grap
ple with Zees but was struck over
the head with the shotgun. Zees
escaped anrl police are searching the
city for him.
The Ogden brothers were taken
to the Lord Lister hospital. A. E.
Ogden was suffering internal hem
orrhages hut police surgeons who
attended him report that he has a
good chance to recover. R. G. Og
den has a severe scalp wound which
is not considered serious.
Jolin Zees was arrested and is
being held as a state witness and
Married Woman Says
She Was Friendly With
Murdered Denver Man
Denver. Sept. 17. A photograph
of Jesse F. McDaniels. tonight was
identified by Robert Brown, a po
liceman, as that of a man he saw
walking with J. Franklin Renfro, a
real estate dealer, shortly before
Renfro was murdered last night.
Mrs. McDaniels had told the po
lice earlier in the day that she had
been friendly with Renfro for three
Ireland's Chief Daily
Dublin, Sept. 17. The determin
ation of the authorities to repress
all manifestations of republican ac
tivities is shown by the suppres
sion today of the Cork Examiner,
one of Ireland's chief daily news
papers. Although it is a constitutionalist
and opposed to the Sinn Fein, the
Examiner printed a full page pros
pectus of the republican loan, as
suming, it is declared, that the pro
hibition of reference thereto which
existed under the censorship lapsed
with the withdrawal of the censorship
Ward Burgess in List of 22
Who Will Represent Public
in Labor Conference.
I .jail i i diitisvu, .jcii. i. x
dent Wilson made public here to
night the names of the 22 men who
will represent the genera! public in
the national conference which is to
begin in Washington on October 6,
to consider plans for a new relation
ship betweerr employer and em
ploye. Twenty-two representatives
to sit in the conference will be se
lected later by organized labor, the
leading agricultural associations
investment bankers and manufac
turers. On the president's list of those
who will represent the public are
Bernard M. Baruch of New York,
former chairman of the war indus
tries board: Robert S. Brookings of
St. Louis, former chairman of the
price fixing committee of that or
ganization; John D. Rockefeller, jr;
Judge Elbert H. Gary of New York;
Charles W. Eliot, president emeri
tus of Harvard; Charles Edward
Russell of New York and John
Spargo of Vermont. The last two
named are socialist leaders.
Others On the List.
The others on the list are:
O. E. Bradfuts. Xenia, O., presi
dent Ohio Farm Bureau Federation;
Ward Burgess. Omaha; Fuller R.
Callaway, La Grange, Ga., extensive
cotton manufacturer; Thomas L.
Chadbourne, New York; Charles G.
Dawes, Chicago; H. B. Endicott,
Milton. Mass.; Paul L. Feiss, Cleve
land; Edwin F. Gay, Dean, gradu
ate school of business administra
tion, Harvard university; George R.
James, Memphis, Tcnn.; Thomas D.
Jones, Chicago; A. A. Landon, Buf
falo; E. T. Meredith, Dcs Moines,
Ia editor Successful Farming;
Gavin McNab, San Francisco; L.
D. Sweet, Carbondale. Colo., and
Louis Titus, San Francisco.
Very Existence of Nation at
Stake, Says Cable Message
Received in U. S.
New York, Sept. 17. The Turks
have resumed their attacks upon
the Armenians and the very exist
ence of the nation is in danger,
according to a cable message re
ceived by the American committee
for the independence of Armenia,
and made public here. The message
was sent by the Faris representa
tive of the Armenian republic',
transmitting information received
from his government.
Forces of Turks, Tartars and
Kurds are surrounding Armenia, the
message says, and the Armenian
soldiers have been forced to sur
render one province.
Guestxof Kiwanis Club
O. Samuel Cummings, interna
tional secretary, was the guest of
honor and principal speaker at the
meeting of the Kiwanis club in the
Blackstone hotel last night. Mr.
Cummings spoke at length on the
object of the club, its work for the
coming season, and the organiza
tion in general. He also presented
the charter to the local branch.
Miss Loretta De Lone rendered
harp solos and a harp reading.
Mvrtle Frances Wyatt rendered a
soprano solo with Miss Adelyn
Wood at the piano. Dancing fal
lowed the dinner and program.
San Francisco Audience
, Proves Very Disorderly and
Wilson Speaks With Diffi
culty Against Hum.
REFUSED BY CROWD
Discusses at Length Objec
tions Made to League and
Declares Opponents Had
Offered No Substitute.
Steel Workers to Ignore
President and Walk Out
Strike Next Monday; Union Heads Decide at Meet-
ing Held in Pittsburgh, Fearing Longer Delay;
Will Affect Their Cause.
San Francisco, Sept. 17. (By The
Associated Tress.) To an unroari
ous crowd in the Civic auditorium
here tonight President Wilson de
clarer! that in his trio across the
continent he had become convinced
that the treaty issue would be de
cided rightly by the people, "and not
by any private purpose of their
He repeated his declaration, that
the league of nations was not the
work of the Versailles conference,
but g'ew out of years of thought by
men who did not devote any por
tion of their consideration to poli
tics. Some of the most constructive
minds of both parties, he asserted,
had been devoted to the project for
There was much disorder in the
hall during the address and the presi
dent spoke with apparent difficulty
against a hum of talk in the distant
galleries. Once he stopped to ask
for closer attention, but the crowd
did not quiet down.
When he left the auditorium he
was cheered by a crowd which had
blocked the street for more than an
hour. On the way he passed along
in a continuous roar of applause and
when he and Mrs. Wilson entered
the auditorium the crowd stood up
and shouted itself hoarse. When
the cheering had been in progress
for more than 13 minutes "The Star
Spangled Banner" was played on a
pipe organ, but it failed to quiet the
Crowd Keeps Shouting.
Mayor Rolph at last introduced
Chester Rowell. editor of the Fresno
Republican, and republican national
committeeman in 1916, who pre
sented the president in a single sen
tence wdiile the crowd kept up its
When Mr. Wilson took the plat
form and held up his hand for silence
yells continued for more than five
minutes in the galleries, while some
in the audience shouted, "Put them
out," and others hissed. There was
still much noise when he began
speaking and it continued while the
address proceeded. It was one of
the largest halls in which the presi
dent has spoken, seating 12,000. It
was packed, many standing.
Declaring the league opponents
had offered no substitute, Mr. Wil
son discussed at length the objec
tions made, repeating many of his
previous arguments against changes.
Virtually all of the features under
debate now, he declared, had been
changed once along the line of sug
gestions by the senate foreign rela
Withdrawal Right Absolute.
The right of withdrawal, Mr. Wil
son asserted, was virtually absolute
under the covenant in its present
form. He declared also that the
Monroe doctrine is adequately safe
guarded and that such questions as
immigration and the tariff are re
served for national determination.
While Great Britain has six votes
in the league assembly, Mr. Wilson
said, "it has been carefully ar
ranged" so that the one vote of the
L'njted States would balance all of
the six. It was only in the assem
bly, he said, thar stx votes were
(Continued on Pace Two, Column Four)
Fail in Efforts to Start
El Paso, Tex.. Sept. 17. An effort
to start an anti-American demonstra
tion in Chihuahua City Tuesday
night during the ceremonies incident
to giving the historic Hidalgo
"Grito" of liberty, failed. Mexicans
shouted, "To death with Americans,"
according to an American who ar
rived here today from Chihuahua
City. It was the only effort to show
hostile feeling against Americans
during the Independence celebration,
Airplane and Hydroplane
Communicate by Wireless
New London, Conn., Sept. 17. A
radio experiment made off New Lon
don by the experiment station, naval
section, established communication,
both telephonic and telegraphic, be
tween a hydroplane flying nearly
2,000 feet in the air and a submerged
submarine several fathoms in the
water. This is said to be the first
time that an airplane and a sub
merged submarine have communi
cated with each other directly.
Pittsburgh, Sept. 17. When the
national committee for organizing
iron and steel workers adjourned
John Fitzpatrick, chairman of the
committee, made the unequivocal
statement that the proposed walk
out of steel workers would take
place next Monday' morning as al
ready decided upon. He said a
statement would be issued Thurs
The meeting, primarily called to
consider strike plans, discussed the
question of postponing the walkout
until after the industrial conference
in Washington, beginning October
6, as requested by President Wil
son. Arguments were made against
postponement on the ground that
the steel workers, having gone so
far in their campaign for settlement
of grievances by collective bar
gaining, cannot now turn back.
Speakers said they wouM not care
to go back and face workers with
the news that the walkout had been
Few Details Leak Out.
Few details of the meeting were
permitted to leak out and news
paper men were kept away from the
meeting room in the Monongahela
house. Whether the 24 unions rep
resented in the meeting were can
vassed to ascertain the sentiment on
the matter of deferring the strike
could not be learned. A report
was circulated that Samuel Gom-
pers, president of the American
Federation of Labor, had been wired
to corner here, but Chairman Fitz
patrick said the report was not true.
Mr. Gompers, according to the re
port, is not unfavorable to a post
ponement if it will not work injury
to the steel workers.
When Chairman Fitzpatrick made
the positive statement that the strike
would go into ffect next Monday
morning, he was asked if the strik
ers would picket the steel plants.
Won't Be Any Picketing.
"Xo, there will be no picketing:
the men will go fishing," he said.
"We will leave the mill guards and
professional gunmen to run the
A letter from E. H. Gary, chair
man of the United States Steel cor
poration, to the president of sub
sidiary companies, made public here
gives the reason of the corporation
for refusing to meet with the union
leaders to discuss the affairs of its
employes. These reasons are along
the line given the union leaders in
New York several weeks ago when
Chairman Gary refused to meet a
committee representing the unions.
The letter added that "it is the set
tled determination of the United
States Steel corporation and its sub
sidiaries that the wages and work
ing conditions of their employes
shall compare favorably with the
highest standards of propriety and
Fatalities in Corpus Christi
Swell Almost Hourly and it
Is Feared the Toll Will
Reach Far Into Hundreds.
NORTH SHORES OF BAY
STREWN WITH BODIES
BORAH CHEERED BY
ON WESTERN TOUR
Says Omaha Audience Gave
Him New Courage
BY E. C. SNYDER.
Washington Correspondent of The
Washington, Sept. 17. (Special
Telegram.) The middle west is
aflame with opposition to the league
of nations covenant in its present
form, Senator Borah of Idaho de
clared on his return to Washington
from a speaking trip. "The demon
stration of Americanism which the
middle west is giving," said Borah,
"is filling the advocates of unquali
fied ratification of the treaty with
fear and foreboding. That is why
they are attempting to rush the
treaty through the senate. They are
afraid of the tide that is sweeping
Borah returned at the urgent call
of Senator Lodge because treaty ad
vocates are seeking to force the op
position to act on treaty amend
ments without further debate. Bo
rah said Senator Hiram Johnson,
who is also on a stumping tour, will
be allowed to continue for the re
mainder of the present week at least.
Borah is relied on by Lodge and
other republican leaders to take the
offensive at once in the fight on
amendments. The Idaho senator,
who wants to kill the whole league
covenant, said midwestern audiences
had given vociferous approval to his
"In Omaha, he said," the crowd
stood and cheered for a full minute
the declaration that the whole
treacherous scheme should be
abandoned. In Iowa the sentiment
was as strongly anti-league as it was
Senator Borah returns to Wash
ington enthusiastic over the treat
ment he received in Omaha which
was much more than he expected.
"The enthusiasm of the Omaha au
dience was inspiring and it gave me
new courage to fight on," he said.
Says Boston Police
Constitution of U. S.
New York, Sept. 17. The Boston
police,, by going on strike, have
challenged the constitution of the
United States. Elihu Root, former
secretary of state, declared in an
address at the National Security
league's Constitution day celebra
"We cannot maintain this consti
tution without insisting upon its
being followed," said Mr. Root.
"We cannot maintain' it by laugh
ing at those who try to make a
joke of it. We cannot maintain it
by being tolerant and liberal and
indifferent towards those who at
tack it. We must stand for it when
it is challenged."
Boston, Sept. 17. Before leaving
for Washington, Guy Oyster, secre
tary to President Gompers of the
American Federation of Labor, is
sued a statement in which he con
demned the authorities for working
conditions in the police department
and declared that the striking pa
trolmen were not to blame for the
disorder in the first few days of the
strike. He said that the men were
being called "deserters' because
"they had the manhood and the
courage to strike, after a two weeks'
notice, for their human rights and
FIVE MILES TO
Stories of Many Curious Inci
dents in Connection With
Hurricane Come to Light.
Corpus Giristi, Sept. 17. Stories
of many curious incidents in connec
tion with Sunday's hurricane are be
ing told by rescuers and refugees.
One party of searchers said to
night that $10,000 in Liberty bonds
and diamonds were found tied to the
body of Miss Rosie Miller of Bee
ville. Tex., whose body was washed
ashore at Portland.
Of the many tales of personal
heroism being recounted tonight
none exceeds that of Esther Fuller,
17 years old, who swam five miles
through the waters of Nueces bay
towing the unconscious form of her
9-year-old brother, Ted.
To her the feat was a matter of
fact. "Why, what else should I do?"
she said. "I couldn't leave him to
drown and go on alone, could I?"
Swept Into Tidal Wave.
Esther and Ted were swept into
the tidal wave when their home was
carried away during the height of
the storm Sunday. The boy was hit
by a piece of debris while struggling
in the water and rendered uncon
scious. The girl siezed him just as he
started down and began her battle
with the wind and waters. Making
use of every bit of drift wood and
wreckage that came her way, she
struggled on. For five miles she
fought the hurricane and the waves.
She and her brother were finally
washed ashore on the opposite side
of the bay, where they were found
early Monday by the rescue parties.
Both Arms in Sling.
With both arms in a sling and
his head bandaged, Eli Rollins en
tered, the Red Cross headquarters
today and asked: "Is there anything
I can do to help."
Rollins was in the waters more
than eight hours when he and his
wife and son were caught in the
fury of the tidal wave that carried
their home away.
His wife and son were drowned.
Won't Fix Responsibility
for Death of Newspaper Man
Portland, Ore., Sept. 17. The
district attorney's office announced
that no action would be taken to
fix the responsibility for the auto
mobile accident Monday which
caused the death of Ben F. Allen,
correspondent for the Cleveland
Plain Dealer, with the presidential
party and James R. Patterson, a
retired Portland realty dealer. It
was declared a thorough investiga
tion of the accident failed to show
the blame could be fixed definitely.
Stanley M. Reynolds, correspon
dent of the Baltimore Sun, who was
injured Monday in the accident was
reported improved although still in
a painful condition.
Through a coincidence, Reynolds
is being cared for by a former
Baltimore nurse, Miss Isabel Mc
Manius. Monoplane Falls.
Philadelphia, Sept. 17. A Navy
department monoplane which left
New York at 1:10 p. m. for a flight
to Washington fell near the Hog
Island shipyard. Lieut. Com. E.
McDonnell, 34 years of age of
Washington, D. C. who was oper
ating the machine, was severely in
jured. His companion, Ensign E.
B. Koler. Los Angeles, escaped with
a severe shaking up and a few
Hope of Identifying Corpses
Being Abandoned Due to
Length of Time Dead Have
Been in Waters Along Coast.
Corpus Christi, Sept.' 17. (By
The Associated Press.) Dark- '
ness fell over the storm stricken
city of Corpus Christi and environs
tonight with the list of dead from
Sunday's hurricane hovering around
the 300 mark and with a heavy
rain which fell almost continuous
ly throughout the day hampering
the work of clearing the debris
and increasing the suffering of
thousands of homeless. All at
tempts at identifying the bodies
had been abandoned because of their
decomposed condition and burial
parties sent out along the shores of
Nueces bay were hurrying the
corpses to nearby towns for in
terment. Bonfires Light Bay Front.
The bay front is lighted tonight
by a score of huge bonfires, which
cast a sickly light over the wrecked
portion of Corpus Christi, adding a
strange pallor to the scene of deso
lation left by wind and wave. Into
these fires are being cast the car
casses of cattle, drowned when the
tidal wave swept over Mustang
Island, which lies across the mouth
of Corpus Christi bay.
Heavy rainfall to the east of
Corpus Christi was threatening to
stop relief trains hurrying here..
Food Situation Serious.
The food situation, serious from
the outset, took a more acute turn
today with the arrival of several
hundred refugees from the sur
rounding country. Fear was ex
pressed tonight that when the
limited food stocks in surrounding
towns- is exhausted more than
.30,000 persons would become en
tirely dependent' upon relief sup
plies now being brought here.
All visitors and sightseers were
urged to remain away from Corpus
Christi by Mayor Gordon Bone and
Roy Miller, chairman of the citi
zens relief committee in a joint
statement tonight. Every addi
tional mouth to feed adds an un
necessary drain on the city's meager
It is now feared that the death toll
will reach far into the hundreds, as
reports reaching here from across
i?ueces bay in the vicinity of Port
land, White Point and Rocita and
other towns in that section tell a
uniform story of heavy casualties.
According to reports received
from that section today the- reced
ing waters have left bodies strewn
along' the entire north shores of
the b"ay. Burial parties are being'
sent out from here to scour all the
lowlands along Nueces bay and
bury them in the most expeditious
manner, as practically all hope of
identifying any of the bodies has
been abandoned. $
Temporary Morgue Closed.
The temporary morgue opened in
the Corpus Christi court house was
closed today and all bodies now are
being carried directly to the ceme- I
teries, where they are buried with
simple rites by waiting clergymen.
Pieces of clothing, jewelry and other '
(Continued on Tkk Two. Column Two.)
Victim of Crash 6f
Street Car and Truck
Dies From Injuries
L. C. Tittsworth, 48 years old,
Millard hotel, who. was injured
Tuesday evening in a collision of an
automobile truck and a street car at
Patrick and Military avenues, died
at 11 o'clock last night in Nicholas
Tittsworth suffered nine broken
ribs and other internal injuries when
the truck on which he was riding
with C. E. Flynn, 2116 Locust street, ,
struck a street car and was demol
ished. Flynn is in Nicholas Senn
hospital with a broken collarbone. '
Soldiers Wreck Headquarters
of New York Socialists
New York, Sept. 17. The social
ist headquarters in the 17th assem
bly district here was wrecked last
night by several men in United
States service uniforms. he police
were ii..'ormed today. The intrud
ers destroyed documents and pam
phlets, tore papers from the walls
and broke up furniture after enter
ing the building by smashing the
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