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    THE BEE: OMAHA, aUMUAt, J ft.
Death List In
Pueblo Flood
Placed at 500
Many Thought to Have Per
s '1 ished Found to Be Safe as
V Water Recede 132
Bodies Recovered. ' 4
; (Continued From Tf One.)
rfew miles outside of Pueblo, accord
ttng to a report to tlie railroad of-
.'ftcials here. The accident was caused
,by the undermining of the railroad
by the flood. The jars went over
slowly and passengers are all be
ificved to have escaped without se
yere injury.
'it Operator Tells of Flood.
'--The message from Larkspur read:
:-""No wire communication from any
direction out of Fueblo since 10 p
rw. Understand the water reached
high mark at Pueblo at 10 p. m. Nine
feet six niches water in the Union
Station at that time, reaching up
second step of landing. All lights
and telephones out of service and no
;Word west of Pueblo of conditions
since 10 p. m. Water at that time
I wo feet deep in the depot at. Swal
low. No idea how far west extends
but at that time there was no trouble
west of the gorge. At 4 a. m. there
Is' three feet, six inches water in
Union depot at Pueblo, water having
gone down about six feet since mid
night. "Pueblo badly piled up with drift
Wood, timbers, cars, etc., and is
covered two feet deep with mud.
Think all of B. & B. yards have been
washed away.
-'"What passenger equipment there
was in , the Union depot, including
No. 15's train, was washed down
stream.' Have no word from out
ride of the Union station, Pueblo,
since 8:45 p. m. and do not know
extent of damage in city of Fueblo.
Appears to have been considerable
loss of life and property. No. 116
is being held at Laveta and No. 16
at Salida. No. 15 at Palmer Lake,
No. 609 andvNo. 13 held at Denver.
Figure will take severaj days to
clean up and don't think possible to
get any trains into Pueblo from the
north, east or west today."
Small Towns Flooded.
' At Frederick, Colo., three feet of
water in the main street is reported
, at Greeley, Fort Collins and Love
I land all wires are down and the
towns are without electric power as
the result of the flooding of the
power plant at Loveland. Between
Denver and Boulder a large area of
tarni land is inundated and the dam
ag-s is estimated at $100,000.
Houses were swept away at La
fayctte and hundreds of head of live
Stock were drowned when Coal
ereek went over . its banks. ' Trini
dad is cut off from communication,
, r Only one train has arrived in Den
VC? frpm Pueblo since yesterday
afternoon. It pulled into the Union
station here at 8 a. m. after an all
night trip, having left Pueblo at 6:30
last nighty just as the waters were
beginning to creep into the city's
Streets. . -.'
"'Tln Denver it lieavy rain, mixed
with bursts of hail, turned the streets
into roaring torrents for a time late
yesterday afternoon and all night the
ram continued. Damage in Denver,
however, was slight.
Continued heavy rams early today
extended , little encouragement to
eastern and central Colorado, which
yesterday were swept by the worst
floods in the state's history.
Meager reports indicated a loss
funning into the millions with the
heaviest loss at Pueblo where a large
part of the business section and sev
eral residential districts were inun
dated by. waters from the Arkansas
mThei known loss of life still" re
Jnained at four, with possibilities of
an increase in the death toll when
Wire communication was restored,
i The situation early, today was?
Pueblo inundated and cut off from
wire communication for hours. Pnv
fete news dispatches placed Joss at
Marshall, 'existence of the town of
200 inhabitants threatened by a
break in the Marshall lake dam, a
private irrigation project,
:t Louisville inundated. several
houses, other buildings washed
"f? Power Plant Closed,
f Xbveland, dikes of lake broken
and parts of town and farms, inun
dated; floods put out of commis
sion electric power plant from which
Fort Collins, Greeley and other
iWeld county towns get their light
nd power.
frVA cloudburst at Swallows, 15
'miles west of Pueblo, at 3 o'clock
yesterday, two hours later had sent
the Arkansas river oh a rampage. By
,8 o'clock it had overflowed into the
town, inundated the business section
and forced scores of families to flee
from their homes in the low lands.
Eighteen families were rescued in
boats and boats also were used to
:fescue several persons from the fed
eral building. Damage to the post
effice alone was officially estimated
, $100,000. '
-. Many Cattle Drowned.
V At Lafayette, Coal creek swept
over its banks and inundated part of
the town, swept over acres of farm
land and drowned several hundred
head of cattle, according to reports.
:. ' Town Gripped by Terror.
.'; At Marshall, the entire town of
200 spent the night In their homes,
fully' dressed, ready to flee, when a
signal bomb explosion gave word
that the dam had broken, releasing
EOO acres of water 63 feet deep. The
dam began to weaken yesterday
afternoon and efforts to lessen the
strain on the structure by releasing
vater were rendered futile by the
continual heavy flow from other
streams and continued rain.
LThe spill water dam of the North
"Sterling reservoir broke yesterday,
emptying into Pawnee creek and
causing the death of Mrs. Carl Davis
and baby child. Two other chil
dren are missing. Davis was res
cued from the flood but not until
after he was perhaps fatally injured.
All automobile highway bridges
fctween C&lorado - Springs and
Pneblo were reported washed out by
county commissioners. On the
Boulder highway, nearly 300 auto-j
mobilists between Boulder and Dcn
rer were caught by the rain and
forced to spend the night in their j
cars or abandon them and wade
through several feet of water to farm
At Loveland, northwest of Den
ver, virtually every ablcd bodied
man worked all night to stop the
break in the south dike of Lake
water was pouring tnrougn a
break four feet square, according
to latest reports and from two to 18
inches of water filled the streets.
Hughes Is Sensation
:: Of National Capital
(Continued From Face One.)
croakings that it was only a spring
Diplomats, legislators and newspa
per correspondents, who went to his
office wearing ear muffs and mittens,
came away demanding, "Where do
you get that human iceberg stuff?"
He was direct, incisive, emphatic,
firm, businesslike, but so ingratiat
ing that you couldn't help liking the
man even if you failed to get what
you went for.
Just Getting Acquainted.
"He's a' changed man," said the
upholders of the Hughes tradition of
chilliness. "He has decided not t
be an iceberg." -
"He's the same Hughes," said h
lntirriate friends. "A lot of folks are
just beginning to get acquainted
with him.
At anv rate he has afforded a re
freshing experience to the veteran
newspaper correspondents who have
seen secretaries of state come and
go and have endeavored to cope sue
cesstuiiy with t;ie ignorance, evas
lveness and petty quibbling of som
ot Ins recent predecessors.
He strides into the daily conference
with the correspondents, the image
of vigorous health, with his teeth
sning through his beard in that
smile he has for everyone. He be
gins by announcing such news de
velopments as he desires to make
public. When those matters have
been discussed in detail he inquires
if there are any questions and im
mediately becomes the target of in
terrogation by 50 or more keen
minds. Mr. Hughes 6wings this
way and that, facing his questioners
ot the moment, removing his glasses
now and then and swiftly delivering
his answers, always courteously,
never flippantly.
Detailed Explanation.
In reply to one question the secre
tary will enter into a detailed ex
planation of the position of the gov
ernment, giving an insight into not
only the merits of the case, but the
strategy of his procedure. To an
other questioner he frankly states he
cannot answer, because publicity
would interfere with the success of
the negotiations in which he is en
gaged. So it goes until there arc
no more questions and the secretary
bows himself out. Once he came
rushing back to the conference, say
ing he had found the Italian mandate
note on his desk and he wanted to
make it public. He read it all aloud
with such dramatie effect that the
correspondents burst into applause
much to the surprise, but delight of.
the secretary.
The skeptics experienced another
surprise in the manner in which Mr.
Hughes proceeded to conduct our
foreign affairs. They begun to per
ceive that the legal acumen they
granted Mr. Hughes was after all the
prime necessity and that either ig
norance of diplomatic finesse count
ed for little or Mr. Hughes was a
born diplomat.- He took the man
date question where - Mr. Colby left
it and put it on. a new plane, a
masterpiece of legal analysis, re
minding one of the testimony of the
lawyers that when Hughes has stat
ed a case there is nothing left to be
said on his side and periously little
on the other side.
Digs to Bottom.
With the painstaking study char
acteristic of the man in everything
he has done, Mr. Hughes has gone.
to the bottom of every matter he has
tackled in the btatp department be
fore he loosed his fire. He has
astonished the veterans of the de
partment by his insatiable curiosity.
He has insisted on probing the whys
and wherefores of methods of pro
cedure which most of his predeces
sors never knew existed. The result
has been an overhauling of the de
uartment. various reforms and a
general quickening of official func
It is too early to judge whether
Mr. Hushes is going to be success
ful in his handling of American for
eign affairs. He has only embarked
uoon a vast undertaking, with a
myriad of complications, to salvage
as mucn as possmie oi ine ngnis aim
interests the Wilson administration
had sacrificed, to safeguard and
strengthen our position m the world.
It can only be said now that what
he has "done up to date promises to
place Hughes in the first rank of
American premiers. ,
Slayers to Die
By Lethal Gas in
Stateof Nevada
Many Note Versatility -
Of President Harding
Drugs in Food to Bring Un
consciousness Then Dealh
Gas Will Be Turned on in
Death Cell.
Reno, Nev., June 4. Thudding
crash of bullets or sickening drop
from a scaffold w.ill no longer bring
legal death in Nevada. Instead,
drugged into unconsciousness, crim
inals will be placed in an air-tiglit
chamber, where death will come in
stealthy approach of a tasteless,
odorless gas.
Prior to January of this year a
man condemned to death had choice
of one of two ways to die. He could
select the bullet or the hangman s
noose. Choice was removed by the
last legislature, meeting in Carson
City early this year, when it passed
a bill decreeing death penalties
should be exacted through the use
of a deadly gas.
Nearing Completion.
A new tier of cells is rapidly near
ing completion at the state peniten
tiary in Carson City. In that tier
of cells are three which to outward
appearance correspond exactly with
the other cells in the prison houser,
Written over the entrance of each
cell,.unseen except by eyes that must
soon face death, is a legend of
anguish, for the three cells are death
Death cells in literal truth, for the
cell in which the condemned pris
oner passes the last days on earth
is the cell where death will steal on
him or her some time during the
fateful week which has been - set
apart as the week of death.
Invisible Gas Pipe.
Close by the death cells lies the
executioner s room. 1 here are no
switches to swine into contact here,
nor buttons to push which will re
lease a drop beneath the prisoner's
feet. Instead, great tanks of death
dealine eras stand waiting the day of
carrying out sentence pronounced as
penalty for crime. Pipes lead from
this room to each of the death cells.
Their outlets cannot be seen by the
eyes of the condemned, yet through
the openings leading into the cells
death will rush when the signal has
been given.
In oassine sentence death is desig
nated Jo take place within a week.
Under Nevada's new law, when the
final week arrives any meal may be
the condemned man's last meal on
earth, for in the food on the fatal day
will be a strong opiate. As he fin
ishes eating drowsiness will close his
eves in sleeo. the window to his cell
will be closed air-tight, the close
fitting door will swing on him for
the last time, witnesses will take their j
olaces. and as the deadly gas is !
forced into the death cell the con
demned man will go to his Maker
without ever having known that final
payment is being made.
Creighton Teacher Leaves
On Research Trip in North
Dr. Victor E. Levine of Creighton
niversitv faculty, left Saturday for
New York, en route to Baffin bay
with, an exploration and research
party of the Association of Arctic
Explorers for Research Problems.
The party will go to the extreme
northern part of Canad.a hundreds of
miles from white settlements, to
tudy the Esquimo. Members ex
pect to keep in touch with each other
by wireless telegraph and telephone.
JJr. Levine expects to return in Oc
(fontinnrd From Tf One.)
all things to all men, but that the
central idea of his policy contains the
elements of being elaborated into
such practice which would in the end
satisfy two groups ostensibly at odds.
Assents to Major Demands.
The president has assented to the
major demand of each group, be
cause they accord with his own feel
ings; he is firm in the preservation
of American independence and rights,
and. at the same time, he is in sym
pathy with the great humanitarian
thought that America shall do its
cart in promoting common sense
oroiects for the union of the Chris
tian people of the world to prevent
The ways and means of working
this policy out are now occupying
his deep attention, in consultation
with Secretary of State Hughes.
There was a little ripple of amuse
ment in official and congressional
Washington when it was made
known during the week that there
had been a deal of fuss and feathers
over the disarmament Question, and
that in the seeming race in certain
quarters in congress to "beat the
nresident to it." the executive de
partment of the government had had
in fact stolen a march on the active
ones in congress and 'had already
"started something."
A few weeks ago it was made
known that the president did not
want his hand iorced by congress on
the disarmament proposal. When
this became known the proponents
in congress renewed their activity
President Already at Work.
Suddenly it was announced, ap
propriately and unostentatiously,
that the activities were not offensive
to the executive department. Then
the fact came out that the executive
had already been at work upon the
subject, acting upon his own right
and privilege, and the process of
sounding out the nations of the
world had been under way even
while the agitation was on in con
It is expected that there will be
cessation or agitation in congress
with the result that the situation will
be allowed to rest where it properly
belongs in the hands ot the execu
President Harding has been for
some' time interesting himself in the
most momentous domestic question,
and this week renewed .his attention
to the subject. That is, the ques
tion of the future of the railroads, in
volving reduced freight rates and
changes in labor conditions and pay
for - the railroad operatives. the
president, of course, is confronted by
imitations in what he can actually
accomplish, but at that he can do
great deal. He can act as ad
visor, and in the last resort, practical
ly as arbitrator between the railroad3
and the shippers and the employes.
Will Approach Crisis.
The situation will rapidly approach
a crisis. The United, States railroad
board at Chicago has ordered reduc
tions in wages for July 1, and that
date will witness the commencement
of the contest between the men and
the government authority which is
sought to be exercised under the act
of congress.
Public men in congress and in of
ficial life outside of congress, realize
that the situation will be serious and
that for a time it may be precarious,
warranting apprehension.
But the judgment is that it will
yield, first, to the operation of eco
nomic laws and reason, and, second,
to public opinion. There can be no
question, it is declared by all close
observers and deep thinkers upon
the subjects, that economic law dic
tates lowering of costs of operating
the roads, and reduction of the
freight rates imposed during war
time and which in peace time are
holding back industry on the one
hand and hurting the railroad on the
Public Thinks it Over.
The public is being advised of
these facts and is thinking them over
Once public sentiment has crystal-
ized, it will be the verdict of the
whole country, in favor of the eco
nomic condition, and the psychologi
cal effect of such a decision is ex
pected to bring assent in the policy
proposed to be put into effect.
The result is counted upon to be
that no group of the population of
the country, a distinct minority, can
hope successfully to stand out
against the thought and decision of
the mass. It has been tried in Eng
land twice and the will of the ma
jority has prevailed. A railroad
strike, in these circumstances, ap
proaching the magniture of a na
tional calamity of destructive pro
porions, is regarded as impossible.
With the railroad question yielding
to the inevitable and with the tariff i
remodeled to suit world conditions
and to our best advantage, the
thought in official Washington is that
the fall should show decided im
provement in domestic conditions.
Elaborate Commencements
At Windsor and Comenius
Elaborate programs have been pre
pared for commencement day. June
3, by the graduatiug classes of Wind
sor and Comenius schools.
At the Windsor school the program
is, of a classic trend with scenes from
"Julius Caesar," "Merchant of
Venice." and "Hamlet," predominat
ing. There will be several musical
selections from Morart, Rubenstein,
Gounod and Bartlett. Cordelia John
son is the teacher in charge of the
class program.
The program at Comenius school
is of a more patriotic nature, Theo
dore Roosevelt being the subject of
readings and poems. Supt. J. II.
BeveriBge will deliver an address on
"Ideai Citizenship." Elizabeth Ran-
tlcll will read a poem composed by
herself entitled "Theodore Roose.
Commerce High Students to i
Make Fourth All-Night Hit
For the fourth time in the last two
months, alumni and athletes of Com
merce High will hold an all-night
hike to Child' Point.
Members of the disbanded Com
missioned Officers' club, ar.d past
and present star athletes of Com
merce High are popularizing these
outings so that they are becoming
regular bi-monthly affairs.
Inspect Fire Department !
Gothenburg, Ncb June 4. (Spe
cial.) State Fire Inspector Butcher
of Kearney was in Gothenburg and
testing the equipment of the tire de
partment. He spoke in high terms
of the volunteer firemen who turned
out en masse when a false alarm
was sounded.
Summer Brings Its Gift of Gay
Clothes to Lessen Its Discomfort
Musical Instruments
Orchestra, Brass and Jazz
1513 DougUi Street
A Friend in Need
Is a Friend -1
If you would be i friend
to those in sorrow you
could do them no greater
service than to recom
mend our personal service
which anticipates every
slitntial ' Funerjil'Parhrs
2616 Farntm St.? f
Pktni Hamtj 05
Camisole Vestees
Ecru lace and net vestees
made on camisole founda
tions have small collars to
match, $9.75.
Favor Fans
A single stick of tortoise
shell with a flare of os
trich feathers in vivid
pink or turquoise blue.
Delightful dinner favors,
priced $1.50 each.
Vanity Purses
Flat, square frames of
metal with sides of
pleated silk, hung on a
metal chain and lined with
vanity fittings, very new
and just $10.50. '
An Apron-Dress
Of unbleached muslin
with sleeves, side pockets
and belt of block-printed
cretonne, is marked $2.50.
When the last inch
is filled and the trunk
lid pressed down and
locked, it's comfort
ing to . feel that your
wardrobe covers every
need that may arise.
Several cotton
frocks and a par
ticularly beauti
ful organdy for
informal dances
will prove a safe
For sports ap
parel you might
choose a one piece
dress, a flannel
skirt and sport
blouse,a silk skirt
or a sweater and
be well equipped
If you travel in
a hand -made
wash blouse
trimmed with
real lace and
have a fresh
be -frilled one
in your travel
ing bag you'll
reach your des
tination look
ing your best.
We have crepe
de chines in many
shades that make
a costume of a
skirt and waist
A Redfern Fills All
j TlyfCf f J. x ivVUiwi 11 1 mo iiii
(Ole-Pl Ivay 10 Summer Requirements
B'nai B'rith" and Fremont
Legion Will Bury Veteran
Fremont oost of the American Le-
Kion. with the a nai a run oraer or
Omaha, will have charge of the 'fu
neral services for Corp. Archie
Krupinsky, whose body has been re
turned from r-rance, at feres luner-
al home, Twenty-fourth and Douglas
streets, today at 2:30. "
The lad. who was killed In the bat
tle of the Marne, was the son of Mr. !
and Mrs. M. Krupinsky of Fremont
and a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. S.
Handler, 3163 Chicago street, Oma
Another brother is a member of
the Fremont post. Bnrial will bcin
Beth Hamedrosh mgodol cemetery,
south Side.
Beatrice Youth Admits
Theft of $200 in Jewelry
Beatrice, Neb., June 4. (Special.)
Russell Peterson, charged with
robbing a Rock Island bunk car here
of about S200 worth of jewelry and
other articles belonging td a lineman
named Wilson, entered a plea of guil
ty and was bound over to the dis
trict court. James Langlcy, another
boy, was arrested as a suspect of
complicity in the robbery.
Albuquerque Man Will Be
Border Prohibition Agent
Washington, Tune 4. Andrew B.
Stroup of Albuquerque, N. M., was
appointed today supervising federal
prohibition agent for the border de
partment with headquarters at LI
Paso. Dudley W. Snyder of Clayton,
AI., was named federal prohibi-
It is light enough to be
cool, supple enough to
b e comfortable and
dainty enough to cor
respond with other un
derthings. Beautiful brocades, cou
tilles and batistes,,
priced from $5 up. '
'Corset Section Second Floor
Summer Silks for Less
All of our white silks ; Canton crepes, both
silk and wool; crepe de chines and novel
ties. Sport flannels are new Kelly green, red,
Pekin, rose and white.
Disposal of Sport Silks for $2.95
Pink and white, blue and white, green and
white, and all white.
Foulards and Taffetas for $2.50
Good qualities, in all colors.
Wash Fabrics Silk Underthings--Easily Packed
White Oxfords
Hot summer days will make
your feet burn and throb if you do
not wear well-fitted sensible White
Oxfords. "We are showing the fin
est line of men's White and Palm
Beach Oxfords in all the latest ma
terials at" very reasonable prices.
Our Goth Oxfords are made as
well as the -very-finest- of leather
shoes. "
tion director for the
state of New
16th and Douglas Sts.
for Summertime
Printed voiles display de-.
signs ' of many motifs,
floral or conventional, in
darker navy blues, browns
and screens, as well as
lighter shades, 40c yard.
Irish dimities have rose
buds, polka dots and other
patterns, 75c a yard.
Handkerchief linens and
organdies vie with each
other in colors. Linens are
$2,' organdies, $1.25.
Ginghams from D. & J.
Anderson show every
shade and combination
you could wish, with plain
gmgham for trimmings,
32 inches wide and priced
$1.25 a yard.
Sacond Floor
Wardrobe trunk and travel- ,
ing bag must have its quota of
these;- four or five of the glove
silk vests that start at $2.50;
corresponding bloomers, we
have them for $3.95; wash
satin, crepe de chine and glove
silk teddies, priced around
$6.50. An athletic suit or two
of silk mull for $3. Camisoles
to accompany certain blouses,
their prices start at $1.50.
In short an unlimited choice of
practical, washable under
clothes that will be very little
trouble to the traveler.
' Linger! Second Floor