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    The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 60 NO. 304
Fights To
Administration Forces Oppose
House Measure Which They
Say Means Utter Dis
aster to Nation.
Borah Pleads Economy
Ihlrar Trlbune-Omahu Bee leased Wire.
Washington, June 6. Adminis
tration forces launched a iri in
. e senate today to save the coun
Vry from a return to the state of
weakness and unprcparedness which
prevailed before the United States
entered the world war.
Senator Wadsworth of New York,
chairman of the senate military af
fairs committee, backed by Secre
tary of War Weeks, appealed to the
senate to stand ' firm against the
army appropriation bilj passed by
the house. "Utter disaster" faces
the army if this bill becomes a law,
lie declared. He proceeded to an
alyze the house bill, revealing for
the first time how its provisions lit
erally would rip the army to shreds.
"The house bill," Jie said, "has
never been properly understood by
the public. The press has never
accurately stated its provisions. It
is popularly supposed that it pro
vides for an army of . 150,000 men.
Would Wreck Army.
"As a matter of fact, it calls for
the reduction of the army to 120,000
men by the end of the year. It would
require the discharge of 105,000 men.
It would mean utter disaster to the
army in the opinion of Secretary of
War Weeks. He begs us not to do it.
He informs us that if the house bill
becomes a law, there won't be ' a
combat unit in theUnited States big
cnought or fit to take the field in an
emergency." " ,
Senator Wadsworth explained that
the senate mil, carrying appropria
tions of $333,000,000, only $15,000,000
more than the house bill, would pre
vent the army from going below
169,000 men. The estimated strength
of the armv on July 1, he stated,
would be 215.000 mem The reduc
tion to 169,000 men would not be
reached until about February 15,
1922. so that the average- strength
of the army during the next fiscal
year would be about 180,000 men.
He called attention to the fact that
the, bill now before the senate is
actually , $11,000,000 less- than the
mcasurepassed by both houses last
Marcn ana pocicet vctoea uy presi
dent Wilson because it was "too
small" 4 He refuted the charge of
extravagance by showing that since
the republicans came into control of
congress in 1919, they have, cut $1.
300,000,000 from the army estimates
prepared by the Wilson administra
tion. . -V'--
Need Men on Pacific
Senator Wadsworth declared
against anv reduction of the gar
risons in Hawaii, Panama. Alaska
and other Pacific possessions. On
the contrary, he said, these gar
risons ought to be .enlarged. For
this reason the senator stated, the
reduction of strength would fall en
tirely upon forces now in continental
United States, leaving not more than
24.000 comBat troops for service.
Senator Borah of Idaho declared
that the necessity for economy was
so great that "nothing but savage
reduction of expenditures would
are, the situation," and said that i'
he' had his way he would cut the
strength of the army to 100,000 men.
He expressed the opinion that the
weakness of the army in continental
United States would shortly be im
proved by the return of the' troops
now in Germanw Debate on this
point, however, brought out the fact
that there is no certainty as to the
t.'me of the withd.wal of the troops
in Ocrmanv.
Senator Wadsworth reminded the
senate that tfce maintenance of the
r.rmy in Germany was costing the
United States nothing. All expenses
of the occupation are charged to
Germany under the terms of the
armistice, he explained. He furnished
. Cmi ehiir,icr that ttiA flnmhpr nf
American troops now in Germany
is 14,000. The expenses charged
against the German government to
date for the American occupation
total $278,000,000. Germany - has
paid $37,000,000 of this amount
Return Is Uncertain.
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska,
democrat wanted to know about the
plans for bringing the troops back
from Oermany.
lhe committee, does ' not know
-what the president' is going to do,"
said Senator -. Wadsworth. becre
tary Weeks was asked about it and
he said he could not discuss it."
"The troops must be brought back
as soon as the peace resolution is
adopted," said Senator Hitchcock.
"My impression is that the Knox
resolution reserves the right to
maintain troops in Germany," re
plied Senator Wadsworth. ,
Senator. Borah sharply criticized
the failure of congress to adopt the
peace resolution. He called atten
tion to the fact that the republican
party had pledged itself to restore
the status of peace with Germany
as soon as it came to power, and
- declared that the delay in putting
. through the Knox resolution has
become a subject of ridicule abroad.
Estate Tax Is "Allowable ?;
Deduction' Court Rules
. Washington, June 6. An estate
"lax is an "allowable deduction,"
from the income of an estate in com
puting net income, the supreme court
ruled today. ,. " ' .. .
The court affirmed a decision
of the court of claims in the case
brought by executors of. the Alan
H. Woodward estate in Alabama,
which held that the government
erred in refusing to approve such a
deduction from that estate's income
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Detective Faces Jury
For Shooting Joyrider
Jury Selected
To Decide Fate of
John Herdzina
City Detective Apparently Un
concerned as Trial for
Killing Joyrider in
Auto Begins.
After six hours' hard work and the
questioning of more than 50 men in
District Judge Leslie's court yester
day, a jury was obtained to try John
Herdzina, a city detective, for the
slaying of Joseph Howard, 22, the
night of April 9, at Thirty-third and
L streets, when Herdzina attempted
to interfere with the , actions of a
noisy party of youths in an automo
bile. These are the 12 men selected to
try Herdzina on a charge of man
slaughter: '
Frank Owen, 223 Pinkney street,
employe Nebraska Steel Tank com
pany. .
Ray Queen, 2181-2 Park avenue,
employe Fontenelle hotel.
Albert Peterson, 4825 Military ave
nue, truck driver.
Joe Baker, 1906 Military avenue,
stock and bond salesman.
John Nelson, 6534 Binney street,
mattress maker.
Clarence Morris, 2812 Seward
street,' carpenter.
Frank Gross, 2423 South . Twen
tieth street, janitor. ...
John, Withnell, 2424 Lanmore ave
nue. . ' ''
Albert Burger, 1225 South FiRieth
street, carpenter.
J. F. Smith, president smitn
Brick company.
Fred bamuelson, 40.3! Izard sweet,
landscape gardener.
Charles Smidt, 2727 North bixty
third street, express clerk.
The trial will proceed at 9 this
morning and will take until Friday
at least.
Mrs. Herdzina sat just back of her
husband in the court room yesterday
and frequently wiped her eyes with
a handkerchief. Herzina seemed
unconcerned: Harry B. Fleharty is
attorney for ' Herdzina. County
Attorney Shotwell ' and his chief
deputy, Raymond T. Coffey, are con
ducting the prosecution.
"Ciuzenship,, Subject
Of Pershing Address
To Uni Graduates
' Lincoln, June 6. (Special.) De
rrees were conferred upon 540 stu
dents at the University of Nebraska
today, the largest graduating class
in the history of the institution. Gen.
Tohn T. Pershinar. a. graduate of the
University of Nebraska school of
law of 1893, delivered the commence
inent address.
"Citizenship" was the subject of
General Pershing's address. He
wa-ned against the flood of illiterate
foreigners sweeping over the coun
"Mbst of the propaganda against
our institutions is circulated among
this class of people, General Per
shinar said, j .
General Pershing blamed the citi
zens of the country for a great deal
of the laxity governing immigation
to America. . . .-- -
Tulsa Man Who Failed to
Heed Guard Shot and Killed
Tulsa. OkL. Tune 6. R. S. Os
borne died this morning ata local
hospital of wounds received when he
was shot by a guard last night. Ac
cording to military authorities,. Os
home. who was a member of an au
tomobile party, failed to halt when
commanded to stop by guards pa
trolling . the , Sand Springs road,
where the shootintr occurred. Mrs,
Paul Warner, sister of Osborne,
was cut by flying glass and is in a
hospital His death brings the num
ber of known white victims from the
race riot to 11.
Wool Growers to Discuss
Method of Marketing Crop
Belle Fourche, S. D., June. 6.
(Special.) A meeting of the wool
srrowers ot the Belle fourche dis
trict will be held in this city June
11 to discuss the best method of
marketing this year's clip. Shearing
has started m this part of the coun
try,"several outfits having gone to
the great sheep ranges, and it is ex
pected wool will commence arriving
f Tl.1l. 17 1.- v.. t in
Newsprint Prices Lower
New York; June 6. Reductions in
the orice of newsprint paper from
$110 a ton to $95 were announced by
the International Paper company and
the Canadian Export - .Taper com
pany. The lower quotation applies
to deliveries in the third quarter "f
.this year, . .. ,
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Skinner Is
Ousted as
Firm Hp
Resigns Fron
T Skinner PacK. -npany
on Demand o,Aeceiver
Contract Is Abrogated
Paul F, Skinner, president of the
Skinner Packing company, has re
signed at the demand ot Keith
Neville, receiver of the company,
and' the elimination of Mr. Skinner
has been approved by Federal Judge
Woodrough. The papers were filed
in federal court yesterday.
Skinner has been at the 4iead ot
the Skinner enterprises during their
tempestuous career of the last year
and a half. The troubles started
when the Skinners completed their
magnificent packing plant on the
South Side now being operated by
the Dold Packing company.
Long Court Actions.
Hiring Robert C. Howe, for years
an official of Armour & Co. here.
and his subsequent discharge started
the troubles. This resulted m long
court actions with many suits in
spite of the fact that the company
was said to xbc in excellent financial
All culminated finally m the- ap-
nointment of Keith Neville as re
ceiver of the company, May 13.
The settlement made by Neville
with "Paul Skinner and filed in dis
trict court includes the resignation of
Paul Skinner as president and di
rector, the abrogation of his 10-year
contract at an annual salary ot
$28,000 and other perquisites.
Turns Over Shares.
This contract is just a vear old. It
provided a salary of $18,000 cash for
Mr. Skinner and a gift of 100 shares
of stock annually, these shares being
worth , approximately $10,000. It
also included a clause giving him the
right to purchase 2,500 additional
shares of the common stock for
which he was reauired to pay only
$5,000 in cash, the rest being on his
Mr. Skinner turned over to the re
ceiver 3.504 shares of Skinner Pack
ing company stock and his note for
$245,000 was cancelled and the $5,000
he had paid on the common stock
was returned to him. '- ; -
Aid for Pueblo
Is Guaranteed
Many States and Cities Make
Provisions to Help Flood
Swept Colorado:
Omaha has offered its assistance
to the destitute of the flood districts
of Colorado. J. David Larson, com
missioner of the Omaha Chamber of
j- 1 CI f
commerce wiren uuvcrnui auuup uj
Colorado yesterday that Omaha
stood ready to help in any way it
San Francisco. June 6. Mayor
Tames RolDh of San Francisco ap-
pealed today to the people oi mis city
to aid the sutterers ot tne rueDio
flood. The mayor in his appeal said:
'The resoonse from the people of
San Francisco should be immediate
and generous, showing we have not
forgotten the catastrophe of 1906,
nor the aid given us under similar
The San Francis Examiner start
ed a relief subscription, heading it
with $500. '
Memories of 1906. '
Sacramento, Cal., June 6. Califor
nia must not forget the response j
made to her needs in 1906, said Gov
ernor William D. Stephens today in
a proclamation urging the people of
t'e state to contribute relief and
supplies to the sufferers ot Pueblo,
Colo. At the same time the gover
nor telegraphed his sympathy to
Governor Oliver H. Shoup ot Colo
rado. - "
Ball Flayers Donate.
Flint. Mich.. June 6. The Michi
gan-Ontario base ball league today
started a fund with a subscription ot
$100 for the Colorado flood victims.
, - Kansas to Co-operate.
Topeka, Kan., June 6. Governor
Allen today telegraphed Governor
Shoup of Colorado, that Kansas
would co-operate in the relief ef
forts for those left destitute in the
Pueblo flood. .
Iowa Will Aid. , .
Des Moines, la., June 6. Iowa will
come to the aid of Pueblo, R. H.
Faxon, general secretary of the
Chamber of Vommerce, announced
today. Steps will be taken here to
supply the city's wants, he said.
Oklahoma to Contribute.
Oklahoma City, Okl., June 6. A
proclamation urging citizens of Okla
homa to contribute to a fund for re
lief of flood refugees In Colorado
was issued by Governor Robertson.
38 Defendants in Toledo
Mail Rohbery Put on Trial
? Toledo, O., Juire 6. The second
chapter of Toledo's $1,000,000 post
office robbery started today when
38 defendants, accused of complicity
went on trial in a carefully guarded
court room. '
Wanda Urbaytis, the young wom
an once named as the master mind
in the theft and - Father- Anthony
Gorek of New Chicago, Ind., are
among the defendants. '
The robbery took place February
17, five men compelling mail truck
drivers to' remain impassive while
they loaded the valuable sacks in an
automobile and sped away.
House Passes Bill to Give
Private Fishing Rights
Washington, June , 6. The house
tooay toaay a diu providing ior gov'
ernment acquisition of private fish'
ing rights in Pearl harbor, Hawaii
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Dealer Robbed Twice,
Thinks Advertising
Doesrit Always Pay
Tecumseh, Neb., June 6. (Spe-
fffifial.) William England operates the
,acco supply nouse, or MnoKe
r ' Ta,e," in Sterling, this county. He
''Jus had an experience which
''es him think it does not pay to
Advertise on every occasion. .
.Recently his place of business was
broken into and some jewelry, in-,
eluding a number of watches, were
stolen from a punch board. Four $5
gold pieces, set in the board were
overlooked, and the local Paper
stated the fact. The thief was ap
prehended and Mr. England went to
Nebraska City, where he recovered
most of his jewelry.
Then the England place was robbed
a second time, and this time the thief
took watches, jewelry, $5 gold pieces,
punch board and all. The Beatrice
bloodhounds were secured but re
fused to take the scent. .
'Don't Hang Me,'
Wails Suspect
. In Girl's Deatl
Evidence Points to Negro As
Slayer of Pretty School
Teacher; Trailed by
Des ' Moines, June 6. (Special
Telegram.) Trapped in a net of
damaging evidence, Tom Lewis, ne
gro, is whimpering in fear of the
gallows 'today and denying he
killed Miss Sarah Barbara Thors
dale in a lonely woods near Valley
Junction last Thursday.
"Don't hang me, I don't want to
hang," Lewis keeps saving over and
over, while Sheriff W. E. Robb,
deputies and state agents fire fusil
lades of questions at . him in the
Lewis is confronted with such
convincing evidence that each effort
by him to explain involves him
deeper, Sheriff Robb asserts.
. Bloodhounds Trail Lewis.
Bloodhounds twice went direct to
Lewis after picking up a scent where
the girl struggled for her life with
her asasilant.
At the scene of the crime is a
man's heel mark. In the heel was
a bent nail.
' A bent nail is in one of Lewis'
heels and the shoe fits the footprint
Shoe Fits Footprints.
Near the river bank where the
girl struggled is a footprint,made by
her, and several by her assailant.
Lewis' shoe also fit the man's foot
prints exactly, Sheriff Robb said.4 ..
At least 12 persons " saw Lewis
near the scene of .the crime shortly
before the girl was attacked, The
sheriff has their names.
Lewis has been identified by a
Valley Junction woman as the man
who made advances toward her last
Wednesday within a short distance
from where Miss Thorsdale was at
tacked. he says he fled when he
saw her husband coming.
Canvassers Succeed :
Who Are Giving Only
Spare Time to Work
While some of the leaders of the
Omaha Bee Help Yourself club are
spending all their time in seeking
subscriptions to The Bee, some of
the most successful campaigners are
doing this remunerative aim interest
ing work "on the side."
Miss June Beaver of Harlan, la.,
works for the Wilder Storage Bat
tery Co., 1 Miss Merle Andress of
Oakland, la., has been busy at
school. J. H. Domingo of Weeping
Water, Neb., is in the insurance busi
ness. Mrs. r. h. Buck ot jremont
spends her mornings in her household
work. J. i. bchwaiger ot North
Platte is a Union Pacific engineer.
But all-of these are putting.m their
spare moments at the job of getting
votes in the Help Yourself club's
campaign, hoping to win the $7,800
house or the $4,400 automobile of
fered as caoital prizes or if not that,
one of the nine automobiles or 16
other awards.
North Platte Asks Survey
For New Irrigation Ditch
North Platte; Neb.,,June 6.
(Special.) t" Committees appointed
by the farm bureau and the Cham
ber of Commerce wi?k unite in ask
ing the federal government to make
a survey of lands in Lincoln county
south of the South Platte river wnn
the view of haying the government
construct an irrigation ditch. Such
a ditch would irrigate fully 30,000
acres ot land and the water supply
could be obtained from the flood
waters of the South Platte through
a series, of dams constructed in the
canyons. '
Chamber of Commerce Wins
From U. C. T. in Ball Game
North Platte, Neb.. June 6.
(Special.) The Chamber of Com
merce base ball team defeated the
United Commercial Travelers, 8 to
3. A -collection of $44 was taken,
which was turned over to the Peo
ple's mission free" lunch room. A
council of the United Commercial
Travelers will be organized in this
city June 18. Forty traveling men
who make North Platte their home
have signed the charter member
ship. Phonograph Concert in
Lincoln Heard at Ashland
Ashland. Neb.. June 6. (Special.)
A phonograph concert in the radio
station of the state university at Lin
coln was enjoyed by persons at the
wireless station of J. D. Fender at
Ashland. Announcements made by
the operator at Lincoln and co.r
versation durinar the intervals be
tween selections were plainly audible
at the Ashland station
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Women Voters'
League Meets
To Form Slate
Will Outline Plan of Action to
Guide Fair Sex in Picking
Candidates in Political
' '"Lincoln; "June 6 (Special.) Ne
braska "chib and society warmen
forming the personnel of the Wom
en's League of Voters gathered in
Lincoln today preparatory to out
lining a plan of action and sentiment
which will guide the newly enfran
chised women of the Cornhusker
state in picking and endorsing vari
ous candidates in the political" arena.
A strong effort is being made by
prospective candidates to cover up
their activities in attempting to keep
the solons in Nebraska and direct
feminine fire in other directions than
their own. . ..- '
The stand taken by Nebraska s na
tional characters in the Omaha city
oWt,',-i anrt tlipir nast stands on
-prohibition and other questions vital-:
ly interesting to tne happiness ana
contentment of the home and fire
side, which the women have pledged
themselves to protect promises not
to be forgotten.
If a republican is known to nave
stood for those things these women
will not forsret'him. And the same
is true with the democrats.
As the women gathered in in
coln today there were a number of
politicml policies being discussed.
Whether they will endorse movie
picture "censorship, anti-capital pun
ishment and other moral and human
itarian planks, which, they say, will
occupy the woman's sphere in pol
itics, is a mooted question toaay.
The convention proper will open
at 9:30 tomorrow morning in the
Auditorium of the Social Science
k;i.4;r -it 'ttii itnive.rsitv. Well-
known Nebraska wonien here today
in advance of the convention are:
m a H nietnirh. president of
the league, Hastings; Mrs. Charles
Johannes, treasurer, umana; ivuss
May Gund, secretary, incom; ivirs.
nni. CmitVt Omaha; Mrs. E. B.
Penney, Fullerton; Mrs. Irene C.
Buell, Ashland; ur. jenme manias,
n Un. ira r H RrrWwell. Valen-
tine; Mrs. H. H. Wheeler, Lincoln;
Mrs F. A. Harrison, incoin; iur.
r. a Rvan. Grand Island; Mrs.
Louise Ormsby, Thompson. ,
Df ath Notice and Letter
From Cousin in Same Mail
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hamuli, w. , ., j . '
nr. ArtVif.i Arnnld nt this CltV
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received notice of the death ot
a cousin in the same mail witn
letter of greetitng from the cousin,
,1,1, fif . ttii time of writine the let-
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ter, was apparently in good health.
The cousin was Mrs. Annie KocKie
of Fremont, Neb. Her letter to the
Canton woman was dated May 26,
and in the same mail Mrs. Arnold
received another missive from a
CrA n( fi-a Rnrlfic notifvinor Mrs.
Arnold that her cousin had died on
the morning of May 27.
Canton, S. D., Will Provide
Tourist Camping Ground
Canton, S. D., June 6. (Special.)
Through the efforts of the Com
mercial club this city will be provid
ed with a camping ground for auto
mobile tourists and other passing
through Cantcyi. The- chautauqua
grounds will be opened to the tour
ists for a camping and recreation
place. ' '
Einwohnerwehr to Disarm
Munich. Bavaria. June 6 (By The
Associated Press) The Bavarian
Einwohnerwehr, or citizen's guard,
has decided to disarm voluntarily by
June 30, under the allied ultimatum,
To The Rescue
Flood Summary
Denver, June 6. Reports received
at the Denver office of the Associated
Press tonight indicated that flood
conditions in northern Colorado were
as follows: -
At Greeley The Platte river here
has risen about two feet as a result
of rains the last two days, but con
ditions are not serious and the dam
age has been slight. Conditions to
night are improved.
At Masters Roads are washed out
in several places. The rising of the
Platte.a.ndPgu.dM-tiyers has done
Some damage but conditions are im
proving. At Erie Several hundred yards of
Union Pacific, railroad trackage
washed out, but the flood is receding.
At Lyons The Sf. Vrain road is
washed out in places. Two bridges
are out between Boulder and Lyons.
The road is covered by water at a
few places in the Canyon roads at
Estes Park. .
At Sterling The Platte river has
risen about two feet, but appears to
be at its crest.' Reports have come
from Brush and Fort Morgan above
here that another flood was coming
but the reports have been greatly dis
counted. : V
At Longmont Water is round the
railroad station and the elevator. No
lives have been lost or seriously
At Englewood (A suburb of Den
ver.) The rising waters of the Platte
have done some property damage.
Two or three bridges are thereatened,
but late reports said they were Hold
ing. ..: -.','.
At Denver Several blocks in the
West Side residential district still
flooded and many families have
moved Out. No loss of life. Unless
more rains come it is believed the
Platte here will recede by morning.
Chicago Mayor Suffers
First Defeat at Polls
In Judicial Election
Chicago, June 6. Mayor William
Hale Thompson suffered his first
defeat at the polls since his election
in 1911, 'today, when the coalition
judicial ticket headed by the demo
cratic candidates carried Chicago by
pluralities estimated at from . 10,000
to 30,000. ; .'.
At 8 o'clock the city admini
stration issued a statement admia
ting defeat of all of its candidates
with the possible exception of one.
A band, stationed in the city hall
early in the evening, prepared to de
part shortly after 8 o'clock. The
musicians had not begun to play.
One man was shpt and killed in an
election argument, but otherwise no
disorder was reported by the police.
Asks That Rail Commission
Hold Phone Rate Hearing
Columbus, Neb., June 6. (Spe
cial.) The city council passed
resolution askinar that the hearing on
the proposed iricrease of rates for the
Platte County Independent lelc
phone company be held in Columbus
by the State . Railway commission
The resolution avers that it is not
a time to raise rates, wages of all
kinds being reduced and prices ot
all products being ' below the level
prevailing a. year ago.
Hermit Living in Cave
Is Swept Away By Flood
Denver, June 6. Reports received
here from - Lake Charles, 15 miles
south, told of the drowning of a her
mit who lived in a cave near that
place. 'He had lived for years in the
cave, which was on the high bank
of St. Charles river. The swirling
waters obliterated the cave and the
occupant is -still missing. It was
near the same spot. Lake Charles re
ports say, that a woman and for
children were drowned.
Money Needed
N To Aid Sufferers
In Pueblo Flood
President and Governor Issue
Appeals Red Cross Will
Have Entire Charge of
Relief Measures.
Washington, June 6. President
Harding issued a request today to
the people of the United States to
assist bv cdntriburions the Ameri
can Red Cross in rendering aid to
the people of Pueblo, Colo., because
of the flood conditions.
The presiuents appeal follows:
"To the people of the United
States: ': i
"Overwhelming disaster has come
to the people of Pueblo, and sur
rounding districts. Realization of
their sufferings prompts me to issue
an urgent request to all whose em
pathies are awakened to assist the
labors of the American Red Cross
which has quickly organized to deal
with the first great need and will
stand bv until homes and homelife
can be re-established. Contributions
may be sent at once through the
office of any chapter, or directly to
Red Cross headquarters at Washing
ton, for use in the stricken territory.
Red Cross in Charge.
Colorado Springs, Colo., June 6.
Gov. Oliver H. Shoup of Colorado
issued a proclamation in connection
with the flood disaster throughout
Colorado, m which he placed all re
lief measures in the hands of the
American Red Cross organization.
The proclamation' follows:
"To the people of Colorado:
"The havoc wrought bv the re
cent floods in Colorado is appalling.
Many parts of the state have been
affected, but . the greatest damage
apparently has been done in the Ar
kansas valley, lhe flood probaDiy
reaped its largest harvest of human
.lives and destruction of property in
and about the city ot fueDio. it is
imnossible at this time accurately
to estimate either the loss of life
or" of oroocrty. but the toll will
he verv heavv. 1
"Knowing that the response will
be prompt and general, I, as chief
executive of the state, call, upon the
neoole.of Colorado to contribute to
the relief of the-flood sufferers. There
distress is great and their need most
pressing. It will require not days
but weeks and perhaps even months
to relieve the situation.
Will Need Funds.
"As governor, I have, on behalf of
the people of the state, accepted the
offer of the American Red Cross to
take general charge and supervision
of the relief work. It"s officials now
are on the ground and actively un
dertaking the herculesn task.
"In ' cases' where local organiza
toins have been formed and funds
collected I request that the same be
forwarded to the governor's ' office
in Denver, to be at once made avail
able to the Red Cross. All sub
scriptions thus forwarded to the gov-
Tur to Pace Two, Column Three.) J,
- The Weather, -
' Nebraska ; Unsettled weather
Tuesday and Wednesday with prob
ably showers; not muchchange in
Iowa Fair Tuesday; Wednesday
unsettled with possibly showers; not
much change in temperature.
. Hourly Temperatures.
. m AO 1 p. m SO
a. m. m I p. m St
. m .....S S p. m t
ft. m 87 4 p. m M
m t s p, ni H3
a. in It p, m 81
ft. m... 7H 7 p. m Hi
aooo...... SO S p. nl4 79
52 Bodies
In Pueblo
Every Able-Bodied Man Or
dered to Work Remoivng
Debris Clean Up Is
Progressing Rapidly.
Tourists Must Leave
By TIik AMMM'latrd I'rrm.
Pueblo, Colo., June 6. After a
day's search through the debris in
the flooded districts of Pueblo, 5J
bodies had been recovered tonight.
These include 42 in the morgues and
10 recovered late this afternoon on
the St. Charles mesa. These last 10
have not been identified.
With the issuance of an order this
afternoon by Lieut. Col. Paul F.
Nelson, in vharge of the city under
martial law. drafting every able-
bodied man in the city for labor, the
work of cleaning up is progressing
rapidly. Scrapers are at work in the
streets in the business section, clear
ing away the mud. Debris is being
removed from the streets and side
walks, preparatory to being cartel
away, uasoiine engines are oeing
pressed into service on all available
pumps for clearing basements of the
stores ana uunnings m me uuuucu
Workers Paid 43 Cents.
The order, which puts every able-
bodied man to work in the recon
struction of Pueblo, provides pay of
43 cents an hour. Those who refuse-
to work are subject to arrest and will
be put to work without conipensa- '
tion. Tourists and sightseers have
been ordered to leave town. .If they
remain they will be put to work, tin
order states.
The only official estimatl! of the
amount of damage -from the flood
was one of $5,000,000 by the Pueblo
Manufacturers association. Other
estimates vary from $10,000,000 to
Transportation east and north
from the city is just how declared
to be the greatest need. Goverhbr '
Oliver H. Shoup today telegraphed
Senator Lawrence C. Plnpps and
Senator Samuel D. Nicholson to
make every effort to get an appro
priation ot .UUU.UOU to the state ot
Colorado to repair tracks and rebuild
bridges on the lines entering from
these directions. -
The senators replied that thev did
not feel they "could conscientiously
make such a request tor tederal as
sistance until facts and conditions
have been more definitely deter
Report 50 More Bodies.
Late this afternoon a- report came
to offices of the Nuckolls Packing
company that 50 bodies had been re
covered at Boone, on the river about
20 miles east. Thi report is tin
confirmed. "Whatever figure the death list fi
nally reaches, not half the bodies of
the victims of the flood will be re
covered," R. G. Breckcnridge, presi
dent of the Pueblo Rotary club, said
today. He based this statement on
peculiarities of the river channel and
the drifting of mud over the flooded
areas. No additional bodies were
broucht to the morcue on the south
side today. The number remained
at 13, of which 12 have been identi
fied. The unidentified body was be
lieved to be that of a Mrs. Westcott
of Pueblo.
Identify 10 Bodies.
Ten more bodies were identified to
day at north side morgues. The list
announced was as follows:
Lillian Clark, Pueblo,' believed to
have been a clerk at the Crews
Beggs store. 1 ' ' .
H. A. Allen, 109 North Santa Fe
avenne, Pueblo, carpenter. .
William Korber, believed to be a
brother of Jake Korber, wealthy Al
buquerque (N. M.) merchant, who
was killed recently in an accident.
Neil Kendall, 10, son of E. P. Ken- -
dall of Devine. ; !
AT irt.. lt.v: if : ..
Mia, maiuiu KJAUUlll, .niCVlCttlt.
Mae Byrd and her daughter, Sarah
Byrd of Denver, negroes.
C. C. Morri, further identification
Sylvia Shattio, 83 West Third
street, Pueblo, negro. '
The following list had been pre
viously announced:
Dorothy Metz, 21754 South Main '
street, Pueblo.
T T-T-..1I p,,it-n r
. uiuuoii CI1YCI.
Doris Seaber, 328 North Union
street, Pueblo.
Frank Erwin, Hotel Deremer,
.i Evans, Kansas City, Mo., Pull
man conductor
John Fareros, . Bennet avenue
Pueblo. - - . - x.-
E. C. Hames, Pueblo.
Henry Miller, Pueblo.
Funerals Are Delayed. "
The body of an unidentified Mex
ican woman was also recovered to-'
Anv A 11 a( .Via '
.... v ivvuvutu UUU1C9
are being held in the morgues. . It
will be impossible, undertakers say,
to bury the bodies for. several days,
roads to the cemeteries being im
passable. One body, at an under
taking parlor since last Wednesday,
has not yet been buried.
It was expected this morning that
many bodies would be recovered to
day in Grove, the low district lying
south-of the river, and where the
greatest loss of life is reported.
These predictions were not borne
out, however. . The water has not
left all parts of this district and
it has not been thoroughly searched
Rain again began falling this af
ternoon and J. E. Moorhead, per
sonal representative of the governor,
made the paradoxical statement that
it was a blessing to the stricken
city. Should the city "dry up" too
rapidly before the debris and mud
are removed from the flooded dis-'
tricts, the result would be disagree
able odors and probable menace to
the health of the population.
While the list of known dead
grows slowly, several reports to un-
dertakers indicate that other recov-
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