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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 303
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OMAHA, MONDAY, JUNE 6, 1921.
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Desperate Effort Made to Ap
prehend Trio Who Perhaps
Fatally Wounded Woman
Detectives Have No Clew
Without a single cttic, six detec
tives are working desperately to ap
prehend the three bandits who shot
and perhaps fatally wounded Mrs.
L M. Hyland. l'ahner, Neb., in an
JUempted holdup near the St. Jo
seph hospital Saturday night.
Hospital attendants said yesterday
that, although Mrs. H viand was in
'a semi-conscious condition, they be
lieved she had an even chance to
recover. Doctors were unable to
locate the bullet yesterday.
Mrs. Hyland, in company . with
Mr. and Mrs. James Kane, 2515
South Eleventh street, had just
alighted from a street car on Tenth
street when they were accosted by
Kane was a former popular
Omaha base ball player for several
years.' His wife is a sister of Mrs.
Pressed Gun Against Back..
"We were walking," said Kane,
"when we heard someone say:
'Buddie' or 'Bunnie' We all turned
ground because we thought some
one was calling my wite, whose
flame is Bonnie."
Kane stated that when thov
turned around one of the bandits
pressed a revolver against the back
of Mrs. Hyland. A minute later a
shot was fired by one of the high
waymen, who were all armed. ,
As the men fled, they began firing
at Mr. and Mrs. Kane. Kane left
the two, women and v pursued the
bandits. Four shots were fired at
"Come back, Jim, I am dying,"
Mrs. Hyland shouted. Kane came
back and carried Mrs. Hyland to the
St. Joseph hospital. Police surgeons
were "called and stated that , Mrs.
Hyland would live but a few hours.
No One Came to Aid.
Kane stated, -thai ifo erc. were . at
least six or more persons sitting on
their porches and who witnessed the
.shooting, but none of them came to
liis aid or made any attempt to take
Mrs. Hyland to the hospital after
she was shot.
Chief of Detectives Van Deusen,
who personally took charge of the
tandit hunt all day yesterday, said
that he believed the bandits were
"A professional bandit would not
have fired at Mrs. Hyland," said Van
Van Deusen also believes the
bandits intended to hold up the
street car crew, which stopped at
Tenth and Bancroft streets. Al
though Kane said he could not iden
tify the bandits, police say the street
car crew, from whose car the three
bandits and the Kane party had just
alighted, could recognize the high-1
v. Evmcn. --'.:
Honor Students for
Year at Grand Island
Grand Island, Neb., June 5,
(Special.) Commencement exer
cises of Grand Island college closed
a very ruecessful and enjoyable
.series of events marking the end of
the college year. The main com
mencement address was by Dr. W.
T. Elmore. Honor students were:
College: Laura Bancroft. Belle
Bryan, Lena Bryan, James W. Ben
jamin, Lorenzo Black, Alba Rob
bins, Perry Robbins, Esther Hile,
Carter Simpson; academy: Esther
Anderson. Marion Bancroft, Mary
Elmore, Margaret Firth. Pearl Hilc.
Wayland Rice, Esther Rice and
Edna Weber. '
Prize awards were as follows:
Academy: Patterson prize in ora
tory, Edna Weber. Pearl Hile; de
clamatory, Mary Elmore, Margaret
Firth; Wyrick prize in extempor
aneous speaking, Lorenzo Black,
Irving W. Johnson; best essay on
"Boosting Grand Island College,"
Esther Hile, Belle Bryan: oratory,
Harry W. Powers; debate, Laura
Bancroft, Belle Bryan, Irving John
son, Lorenzo Black, Alvin Klause,
Hale C. Cole.
Hamilton. County lias 189
Eighth Grade Graduates
Aurora, Neb., June 3. (Special.!
The "Hamilton' county eighth
grade graduating exercises will be
held at Aurora Thursdav. June 16.
J. H. Stitt, pastor of the First M. E.
church of Grand Island and for
merly chaplain of the Thirty-sixth
division, A. E. F will make the
The class of 82 boys and 107 girls
is the largest in the history of the
county. Margaret Springer has the
highest average in the county.
.93 13-14. Helen King was second
with .93, 4-7.
Chilly Weather Hindering
Com Growth at Lodgepole
Lodgepole, Neb.. June 5. (Spe- sity of Wisconsin clashed during the
ciaL) Wet, chilly weather con- j annual cap burning ceremony of the
tinues over this end of the state. , under class men. Scores went into
Small grain, potatoes and all gar-1 Lake Mendota to a ducking as a
den stuff is making a remarkable ; result of the fracas and one fresh
growth, but corn is backward, i man was badly burned when sopho
Wheat is heading out nicely and ' mores, in their effort to start the
v. Hie sonc ftcMs are ho-t. the gen-j huge bonfire prepared by the year
erl condition is above the average, j lings, set one cf the number afire.
Club Tell Plans
Member of Legislature Mak
ing Closest Canvass of Life
Know Value of Paper 1
Women Working Hard.
All kinds of folk are enlisted as
members of The Omaha Bee Help
Yourself club. They are using all
kinds of methods in their effort to
win one of the 30 prizes offered for
those who get the most subscribers
to The Bee. The campaign closes
M. A. Hostetlcr of Shelton, Neb
has been three times a member of
the state legislature and has been a
reader of The Bee for 40 years.
"I know it so well that I know
what it is worth and I don't have any
; trouble at all in making other peo-
pie see its worth," he writes the man
ager of the club.
Miss Mildred E. Johnson of Mead,
Neb., was employed in a store in her
home town until she became inter
ested in the Help Yourself club. But
not any morel The store job in
terfered with her club work and
Miss Johnson is now putting in all
tier time m getting the. votes which,
she hopes, will win her the $7,800
house in Omaha or the $4,400 Cadil-
lac automobile which are the first
two grand prizes.
W. H. Hoerstmann of Fremont,
Neb., is busy all day selling tickets
at the Union station, but at other
times he finds time enough to put
up a dandy race for high place in the
Help ' yourself club campagn.
But about the fastest rush is that
related bv Miss Lola Hosford of
Seward, Neb. Miss Hosford is using
her own automobile in getting the
votes which may give her a better
car. She went after a new Bee sub
scriber, with such haste the other
day that she forgot to close the au
tomobile door and a repair bill re
sulted when the door collided with
the side of the trarage.
All of these and scores of others
are busy in the campaign, which
closes June 25. Grand prize awards
are the $7,800 house m Minne Lusa
section of Omaha, the $4,400 Cadil
lac, $1,500 Building and Loan cer
tificate. There are nine Maxwell
automobile? and other prizes award
ed in the nine districts into which
The Bee territory is divided.
Residents of Keith
County Hold Booster
Trip for Coming Fair
Ogallala, Neb., June 5. (Special.)
The trip put on by the Keith
County Community club to boost the
county fair proved to be a success.
Boosters from all over the county
left Ogallala at 8 in the morning and
visited Brule, Big Springs and the
Fulscher and Kepler thoroughbred
live stock farm during the forenoon.
In the afternoon Lemoyne, Key
stone, Sillasen's ranch, Roscoe, Sar
ben and Paxton were, visited.
A total of 150 miles was covered
and 10 stops were made.- At each
stop a band concert by the Ogallala
band was given, together with boost
er talks and songs for the fair.
The trip ended at Paxton, where
the Paxton Commercial club was
host to the entire crowd of 630 at a
6 o'clock dinner. An outdoor meet
ing followed, at which talks were
made by J. O. Shoyer of the State
Farmers Co-Operative union; W. P.
Snyder. North Platte experimental
farm; R. P. Crawford of the Ne
braska Farmer; O. M. Gunnell, Pax
ton. Robert Goodall, ex-Representative
Eugene Beal and J. S. Kroh of
Ogallala spoke for the Keith County
Double Funeral Held
For Overseas Vets
Beatrice, Neb., June 5. (Special.)
A double military funeral was held
in Athletic park for Charles Sarber
and James E. Babb, Beatrice boys
who lost their lives during the war
in France. Bitting-Norman Post,
American Legion, had charge of the
services, which were conducted by
Rev. J. Franklin Haas and Rev. A.
O. Broyles. Among the floral offer
ings was a large wreath purchased
by the business men of the city. The
bodies were accompanied to Ever
green Home cemetery by a military
escort, firing squad and color bear
ers, where they were buried with a
brief service and a volley fired over
Charles Sarber served as a private
in Company E. 250th infantry. James
E. Babb was a private in Company
K.'352d infantry. Sarber was a son
of C. M. Sarber, an old resident of
Beatrice. Babb's mother resides in
A military funeral also was held
at Wymore for Floyd Jones, who
died overseas and whose body was
brought to Wymore Friday evening.
Burial was in Blue Springs cemetery.
Wisconsin Freshmen and
Sophomore Students Uash
, -nA .Anhomores of the Univer-
Chairman Porter and Leader
Mondell Draft Substitute
After Conference With
Early Action Expected
Chlcnco Tribune-Omaha Bc laed Wire.
Washington, June 5. Following
conferences with President Harding,
Chairman Porter of the house for
eign affairs committee and Majority
Leader Mondell drafted a substitute
measure by .which they propose to
scrap the Borah disarmament amend
ment, unanimously adopted by the
The substitute measure would sim
ply express the concurrence of the
house and senate with President
Harding's declared policy of co-oper
ating with other nations towards re
ducing armaments. It provides:
'That the congress hereby expres
ses its full concurrence in the de
claration of the president in his ad
dress to congress on April 12, 1921,
that 'we are ready to co-operate with
other nations to approximate disarm
ament, but merest prudence forbids
that we disarm alone,' and further
fully concur in his declared purpose
and intention to call an international
conference to consider the limitation
of armaments, with a view to lessen
materially the burden ot expendi
tures anil the menace of war; and
that for the expenses preliminary to
and in connection with the holding
of such conference, the sum of $100.-
000 to be expended under the direc
tion of the president, is hereby ap
In Form of Resolution.
The measure as now drafted, is in
the form of a resolution to be of
fered by Representative Porter. The
foreign affairs committee will meet
Monday to consider the measure,
along with numerous other disarma
ment proposals already offered in the
The plan is to report the Porter
resolution but immediately and have
it ready to be substituted for the
Borah plan which now forms a part
of the naval appropriation bill. The
naval bill will be sent to conference
by the house on Monday probably.
How far the president has gone
towards endorsing the Porter sub
stitute is a matter of conjecture, but
Mondell and Porter expect to push
the measure as more nearly repre
senting the administrations desires
than the Borah amendment.
As a matter of fact, the administra
tion, according to reports reaching
the capitol, is a bit resentful of the
Borah amendment. It requests tne
president to enter into negotiations
with Great Britain and Japan for an
agreement to curtail naval building,
imolvine that the administration has
done nothing in this direction ana giv
ing the country the impression that
nothing would be done except to re
spond to the demands of congress.
Endorse Harding roncy.
The president has stated that he
began sounding out other nations on
disarmament some time ago. The
Porter resolution would recognize
the president's leadership and en
dorse his policy. '
It is understood that Assistant
Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt sat
with Mondell and Porter m the con
ference at which the Porter substi
tute was drafted. This was regard
ed as further proof that administra
tion influences are behind the Porter
substitute. v Mr. Porter conferred
with the president yesterday and
Mr. Mondell talked with him about
disarmament only a few days ago.
Senator Borah regards the sub
stitute as an attempt to throw a
monkey wrench into the naval dis
armament program as suggested in
his amendment. He contends that it
would render the whole plan un
wieldy and impracticable by drag
ging in the involved question of land
disarmament and in the end lead to
complete failure of all efforts to cur
tail armament expenditures.
Former Consul in France
Visiting Wife at Geneva
Geneva, Neb., June 5. (Special.)
Grady Corbitt, vice consul at
Lyons, France, arrived here to visit
his wife, daughter of ex-Congressman
Charles H. Sloan, who with
her. infant son has been at the home
of her parents for the last year. Mr.
Corbitt arrived in New York from.
France last week and has two
months' leave of absence before tak
ing up the duties of consulate gen
eral at Stockholm, Sweden, to
which post he has been assigned re
cently. Boy Bound Over on Charge .
Of Theft From Bunk Car
Beatrice, Neb., June 5. (Special.)
James Langley, 16. was bound
over to the district court by Judge
Ellis on the charge of breaking and
entering a bunk car and stealing Elk
cuff buttons and other articles valued
at $200.' Bond was fixed at $500, in
default of which young Langley was
remanded to jail. His pal, Russell
Peterson, pleaded guilty to the
charge a few days ago, and ap
peared as a" witness against the de
Will Give Cantata.
Aurora, Neb., June 5. A can
tata. "The Carnival of the Flow
ers," is to be given at the Christian
church' on Children's day. The
Aolian orchestra and the choir vail
assist in the music.
1 Jjie Gorge Is Over
Politicians Mix j
Dope on Wyoming
Mondell Seems to Have Clear
Sailing Seat in House and
Washington, June 5. (Special
Telegram.) Wyoming' politics are
looking up, according to recent vis
itors in Washington from that state.
Some of these visitors have come
to the! national 'capital to look over
the patronage situation and to see
whether it might be possilbe to get'
a standing at the pie counter.
Fxom talk had with canny politi
cians from Wyoming outstanding de
velopments indicate that Congress
man Mondell feeems likely to be un
opposed, at the primary next year,
for the republican nomination for
United States, senator. An editorial
urging this course recently appeared
in one of -the leading party organs
of that state, and has been reprinted
and endorsed by practically every
republican paper in the common
wealth. : ' - .'
John Hay, widely known banker
of Rock Springs, who announced
himself a candidate for the senate
s.ome years ago, is quoted as having
declared himself out of the race,
at least as far as the next campaign i
is concerned. Governor Carey, who !
is known to have the senatorial bee
buzzing loudly about his head, has
frequently stated that he would not
contend against Mondell at the "pri
mary. A rumor that Frank G. Curtis,
representing the New York Oil
company, and who has recently ac
quired one of the leading ' republi
can papers in the state, would be a
candidate for United States senator
in the next primary, is scouted by
representative republicans who have
been in Washington the past week,
for the reason, they say, that Cur
tis' home and family are still in
Jamestown, N. Y. '
Congressman Mondell's announce
ment for,, the senate will be the
signal for many well-known repub
licans to toss their hats into the
congresisonal ring. Governor Carey
is believed to be halting between an
nouncing for , the house or standing
for re-election as governor as a
stepping stone to his senatorial as
pirations. Atnong others likely to
announce themselves for the Mon
dell seat are: B. B. Brooks of Casper,
former governor; W. C. Deming,
editor of the Cheyenne Tribune, and
L. R. Omart of Cody.
Memhers of Woman's Cluh
Will Attend Convention
Geneva, Neb., June 5. (Special.)
Members of the Woman's ' club
were addressed by Mrs. Olive Lewis
of Indianapolis, secretary of the
Indiana League of Women Voters.
As a result, some of the Geneva
club women will attend the conven
tion and school of citizenship to be
held in Lincoln, next week.
Old Timers Gather at
Annual Meeting of
Valentine, Neb, June 5. (Special
:Iegram.) Annual convention of
theNorthwestern Roundup associa
tion, held at Valentine on June 3 and
4, brought to Valentine practically
all of the old timers in the country.
John H. Neiss was re-elected presi
dent for the ensuing- year and L: J.
F. (Billy the Bear) Cager of Chad-
ron was re-elected secretary and
treasurer. All of the. board of direc
tors were .re-elected.
Valentine was selected as the per
manent meeting place of the organ
A ..banquet was ; served for the
members.VaUwhich ''Billy the Bear"
was toa'strhasterr. Oyer 100 memtjets
were taken in cars to Hackberry
lake. 25 miles south of here, wherle.
in lieu of the customary barbecue.
dinner ot tresh hsh was served. , ,
Odd Fellows Hold :
McCook. Neb., June 5. (Special)
Over 200 Odd Fellows attended
the annual convention of-the South-1
western J District association . held
'here.,- ,' ' '.' .,
' Business -sessions : and the con
ferring" of degrees, in addition to the
conferring- of 20 past grand degrees
by Grand Master Charles Navlor of
Chadron, were all largely attended. '
K. H. Williams' of W auneta was
elected president of the association;'
W. V. Votaw ' of May wood, vice
president; Dr. Charles W. Rayr of
mclook, secretary; rt. J. tiorchert
of Benkelman, treasurer; Judge A.
L. Zink of McCook, chaplain. -
The McCook . Rebekah lodge
served a banquet, over 200 participat
ing. ' McCook was selected as the
place for holding next year's meet-.
Bandits Rob Theater
Man of Day's Receipts
Beatrice, Neb., June S.-'(Special
Telegram.) Two bandits hopped on
to the. running board of the car oc
cupied by Mr. and Mrs. George Mon
roe of the , Gilbert theater as they
were . driving into the yard at their
home late at night and at the point of
guns forced Mr. Monroe to hand
over a-small sack' containing $350
the night's proceeds, at the theater.
The highwaymen escaped.
Mr. Monroe said one of the ban
dits was tall and the other a short
man, and that both wore handkerr
chiefs over their faces. "
Bloodhounds were put on their
trail, but without success. '
Farm Barn Near Tahle Rock
Is " Destroyed by Fire
' Table. Rock, Neb.. June -5. (See-
cial.) A Jarge barn on, the farm-of
Joel Babcock, near here, was ,n-.
tirely destroyed by fire. A quan
tity of grain and hay was. stored iri
the building. The origin of the fire
is unknown. The loss is estimated
at $2,000, .with, only $500 insurance.,
Board of Trade
Power Given Secretary of
Agriculture in .Tincher
Measure Denounced .
Chic&o Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Washington,, June 5. Legislation
affecting the. grain exchanges was
opposed by L". F. Gates, former pres
ident of the Chicago Board of Trade,
and by .Samuel P. Arnot, a member,
berorp , the senate committee on
iaorricUltUre.' . Mr. Gates 'denounced
the 'sweeping' delegation 6f power to
the ' tfe cretarv of agriculture in the
Tincher bill passed by the house.'
Mr. Arnot declared that destruc
tion' of the Chicago Board of Trade
is irt prospect if both congress and
the Illinois . legislation enact ;meas-
VLaws should bring confidence and
encourage initiatiye," said Mr. Gates.
,The,sort of. legislation by rules, and
; regulations . rather, than by statute
cannot command respect.".---. .'.'
;VyMr.';Gates will continue: his. testi
monies Monday, r Jleanng probably
will, be concluded some time next
week, i .
( ;"If the Lanrz bill,', which has al
ready been' passed . by the Illinois
senate, is, passed by the house and
congress enacts the pending Tincher
bill, the Chicago Board of Trade will
be between - two powers,"- said Mr.
Arnot: '.'The , Illinois secretary of
agriculture and the secretary of agri
culture ' of , the federal government
both will be able to establish regu
lations. One' might make one rule
and the other one: which would be
in conflict. It would simply mean the
death, of the Chicago Board of
Fires Destroy Home, Auto
: And Garage at Aurora
-Aurora, Neb:, June 5. (Special.)
Two tires in Aurora completely
destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Peterson and ihe private garage and
automobile of Joe Powell.
- Firemen ;vere handicaoned in
fighting the former blaze, : because
the water hose would not reach the
house, . which is outside the city
limits. The barn was saved only
after strenuous. work.
The PoWell garage was ignited by
a short circuit in the automobile
which Mrs. Powell had driven into
the building shortly before.'
The Weather -
.f . Forecast. . '
Nebraska Probable . showers
Monday;, not much change in tem
perature. , . '.
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5 P. m.
I p. m.
People Fleeing From
New Cloudburst and
Broken Skagway Dam
Water Rises to Point Reached Friday Night Giving
Way of Reservoir and Heavy Rains During Day
Brings Condition Which Cannot Be
Exaggerated, Authorities Say.
Pueblo, June 5. (3:45 p. m.) A terrific cloudburst
started in Pueblo 15 minutes ago. The Arkansas river is
again rising at a rapid rate. At this writing the water has
reached Fourth and Main streets.
This message is being sent in the office of the Postal Tele
graph company, into which water is now pouring. The sky
is filled with low hanging black clouds, making the city as
dark as night.
Just as the waters from the break in the Skagway and
Beaver dam reached Pueblo at 3:55 o'clock Sunday after
noon, rain started falling here in sheets and the city faces
a situation which the authorities consider very critical.
The combination of a cloudburst and the swollen Arkan
sas river brings about a situation which cannot be exaggerat
ed. The water had reached Fifth and Main streets at 3:55
o'clock. The high point reached in Friday night's flood was
Sixth and Main.
Mayor Mike Studinski and Chief of Police Daily called
upon Governor Oliver H. Shoup and Col. Patrick Hamrock,
commandejr of the Colorado rangers, to take complete charge
of the situation and maintain order in the flood stricken city.
s- Warning whistles have just been
Way Is Arrested
At Grand Island
Young Woman, Dressed as
Male Hobo, Rode Rods
From Portland on Trip
To Illinois Home.
Grand Island, Neb., June; i Sj-
Margarette Cotheran, 21, waX;: ar
rested in the lower yards here on
charges ot trespassing ana vag
rancy. She was dressed in ' boy's
clothing, passing as an ordinary
hobo, having bobbed nrey red hair.
bhe had decided to go back to
her home in Peoria, 111., which she
left over a year ago, and not having
money with which to pay railroad
fare, decided to beat her way
from Portland, Ore., she told police.
she got along very successfully un
til she reached Grand Island, having
left Portland - Monday, she stated
that 6he would have reached home
by tomorrow if she had not been
1 was terribly homesick and did
not have money to buy a ticket and
thought I could 'beat my way,' she
said. . "I borrowed my brother's
clothes , and started out. There
were lots of hoboes and several girl
hoboes and sometimes I was fright
ened, because some of those guys
are pretty tough-looking f ellow6,
but they never harmed me.
Ut course, I traveled most of the
time on bumpers and in box cars.
sleeping when I could. I was caught
at' Sidney and they knew I was a
girl, but they let me go on.
"Gee, but I am homesick, and if I
ever get home, believe me, 111 be
there for life; I just hate, this
Miss Cotheran. through co-opera
tion of the local chapter of . the
American Red Cross and police of
ficials, was given an entire outfit pi
feminine wearing apparel and. re
freshments at the General hospital.
She will be provided by the Red
Cross with transportation to Pe-
ona, x at . which city Red Cross of
ficials will be notified to meet her.
Local police officers contributed the"
necessary pin money . tor the
Judge Declares Seven
$1,000 Bonds Forfeited
Beatrice, Neb., June S. (Special.)
Bonds for $1,000 each were de
clared forfeited in the cases of James
Hrabak. Charles b. Jackson, Thomas
Churchill, George Baker, Herbert
Bitting, Ern Darwin and Roy Baker,
by Judge Colby of the district court
before final adjournment of the Feb
Hrabak was accused of having in
toxicating liquor in his possession
and Jackson with stealing auto tires,
rour of the other defendants are
charged with statutory offences.
Harvey Smith, charged with assault
upon Albert Coon with intent to do
great bodily injury, gave bond ofi
$1,000 for his appearance at the next
term of court.
Robin Attracts Notice
By Freak Breast Coloring
Geneva, Neb., June S. (Special.)
A robin with unusual coloring ha
been nesting on the grounds of the
Benedict residence m northeast
Geneva. The left half of the breast
feathers are white, instead of the
common dull red of the rest of the
tribe, which are present in unusually
large numbers this year and almost
Crops Near Beatrice Are
, Benefitted by Late Rain
Beatrice, Neb., June 5. (Special.)
Farmers in this section of the
state report that wheat, corn and
oats have shown great improvement
since the rain last, week. Practicallv
enough moisture fell to tide the
small grain crop over until harvest
sounded and people are once more
fleeing from the lowlands along the
Arkansas river to higher grounds.
It is believed there that the rising of
the river at this hour is the fore
runner of the flood which is coming
down the valley as a result of the
breaking of the dams on Beaver
creek, eight miles north of Florence
at 1 :30 o'clock Sunday morning.
Police, National guards and mem
bers , of citizens committees an
hurrying through the lowland?
warning every man. woman and
child to get out of the district at
A courier who arrived from the
country east of Pueblo along the
Arkansas river, states that the
country between Pueblo and
Nepesta, is one huge lake; Every
thing is under water.
Masses of Debris Carried .
Upon Crest of New Flood
' Puebloj June 5. (By the Asso
c'aed Press.) Trees and masse;
of debris were coming down from
the country above Pueblo on th
crest of the new flood. Troop?
quickly cleared the business ane
wholesale districts. Citizens wer
prevented from coming within s
block of the waters, while evrrx
effort was made to prevent loss o"
uie irom tne new danger.
Governor Oliver H. Shoup ant'
Col. Patrick Hamrock, commandei
of the state constabulary, arrived to
day to take personal charge of th
situation. Immediately upon theii
arrival they held a conference with
Mayor Mike Studinsky and Chief ol
Police Dailey, at which the city
authorities approved of a plan where
by Colonel Hamrock'g troops, con-,
sisting of Colorado National guard
units and state rangers, will assumt "
all responsibility for law and order
during the emergency.
Governor Shoup and Colonel
Hamrock left Colorado Sorins at
8 o'clock this morning in a special
tram, which consisted of a motor
truck mounted on flanged wheels and
which traveled to Pueblo over tht
Santa Fe and D. & R. G. tracks.
J Leaving Colorado Springs tbe car
ran into its first difficulty at Foun
tain, . where the approaches to the
big Santa- Fe bridge over the Foun
tain river .had been washed away.
Back-tracking several miles, the ear
was switched to the D. & R. G. track
and continued its journey to Butte,
where the approach to the D. & R. G.
bridge, the biggest between Colorado
Springs . and Pueblo, had been
washed -out, but where the rails still
attached to the ties remained iti
After considerable delay the track
was mended , sufficiently to permit
the passage of the special, but th
governor and Colonel Hamrock de
cided to complete the journey to
Pueblo by automobile and aban
doned their party.
Accomnanvinff the srovernnr anrf
Colonel Hamrock on their special
were K. G-. Breckenndge, president
of the Pueblo Rotary club, who was
in Denver with his family when h
received the news of Pueblo's dis
aster, several Denver officers of the
Colorado state guard, and a flying
squadron of newspaper correspond
As the special neared the out
skirts of Pueblo pictures of wreck
and ruin began to present them
selves. Here a small cottage turnee
over and lying half buried in slimv
mud; there the debris of several
box cars, torn from their carriages
and piled in a heap of ruins, or
gigantic tree , that had been ton
ruthlessly from the earth and cas1
up against the railroad embank
Upon the arrival of Governor
Shoup and Colonel Hamrock, th
belief was expressed by members of
the party that the reports of the
death toll had been exaggerated.
The Associated Press correspondent
is now trying to compile figures
showing the actual dead. The prop
erty damage, it is conceded, will re
main at least as high as had been
fixed originally, $10,000,000.
The force of the flood carried en
tire buildings down the stream and
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