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THE REE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8.- 1921.
. Twenty Million
Is Estimated as
Loss at Pueblo
Every Abie-Bodied Man Or
dered to Work Removing
Debris Clean Up It
(Continued From Fas One.)
list will mount to 500 when a com
plete count is possible.
The outstanding feature of the
Pueblo flood disaster is the utter ab
sence of discouraged grief. A man
who witnessed the great flood at Gal
veston contrasted the situation here
with that in the Texas city, where
crowds of refugees sat about in
Everywhere in the city can be
found men who have lost wives,
children or other relatives and all of
their property, who have been doing
all they could since Friday night to
help relieve the situation.
With the issuance of an order
Monday by Lieut. Col. Paul F.
Nelson, in charge 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 m the
streets in the business section, clear
ing away the mud. Debris is being
removed from the streets and side
walks, preparatory to being carted
away. Gasoline engines are being
pressed into service on all available
pumps for clearing basements of the
stores and buildings in the flooded
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 compensa
tion. Tourist and sightseers have
been ordered to leave town. If they
remain they will be put to work, the
Late yesterday a report came
(o offices of the Nuckolls Packing
company that 50 bodies had been re
covered at Boone, on the river about
20 miles east. This report is un
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. Breckenridge, 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. JNo additional bodies were
brought to the morgue 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
While the list of known dead
grows slowly, several reports to un
dertakers indicate that other recov
eries may be made when the waters
recede further. W. B. McKim of
the McKim undertaking parlors, said
today that he had received a report
that 16 bodies had been raised up
at a place five miles east, known as
the Moroney farm. His men have
located three bodies at Salt Creek,
south of the city, but cannot recov
er them, he said. The bodies of a
woman and girl have been located
near the Colorado and Southern
I and BlottSeS
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bridge but cannot be recovered and
several In Grove cannot yet be re
moved, he said.
Rescue and reconstruction work is
being systematized under the direc
tion of CoL Patrick Hamrock, ad
jutant general of the state and chief
in command of the military. The
city has been divided into wards and
physicians assigned to the various
wards to care for the emergency
cases and to instruct the residents in
proper sanitation precautions during
the abnormal conditions.
No Food Shortage.
There is no danger of a food
shortage, it is said, but the supply
is being conserved. Charles W. Lee
and Judge Frank Mirick are in
charge of this department. Food
cards are still being issued for the
purchase of groceries. All restric
tions on the purchase of gasoline and
oil have been removed.
Lee today issued a proclamation to
all retail merchants ordering them
to deliver no food supplies to any
one except fresh meats, vegetables
and fresh fruit, unless the purchaser
could show a written order signed
bv himself. Such orders were being
issued at half a dozen places through
out the city.
Scenes of Desolation,
Scenes of desolation were re
vealed this afternoon when the fall
inn of the waters of the Arkansas
river from the Grove district of the
city permitted a close-up of this sec
tion, which sunered most in the
flood of Friday night.
Residents of the district, mostly
foreigners, were at work this after
noon retrieving what they could ot
their household effects. Some are
planning to go back to their homes
The Grove is one of the poor sec
tions of Pueblo.
Little of this district is more than
a few feet above the river banks
and that the waters swept across
the settlement with great violence is
shown by houses swept from their
foundations and a freight car lodged
more than 300 yard's from any rail
road tracks. Loss of life in the
Grove district has not approached
early predictions. From, its position
the loss should not have been great
had the people taken warnings, but
many refused to leave their homes
until the water had rushed in upon
Pueblo. Tune 7. Four bodies were
recovered and a total, of 22 was de
clared known to be dead in the towns
of Avondale, Vineland and Boone,
and the district between Pueblo and
Boone, 20 miles down the river, ac
cording to a report todav by Rang
er E. L. Trounstme, in charge ot a
relief party of rangers that went to
Boone Monday afternoon.
According to Ranger Trounstine's
report, nine of a family-,of 10 per
ished at Avondale. The family's
name is Ortibeez. A 15-year-old boy
was the only survivor. He got to
the roof of the house and was res
cued after floating several miles with
Others included in the list of dead
in the vinicity of Avondale are:
A 14-year-old boy named Kendall.
C C- Dickson, his wife and : two
children. - .
The body of an unidentified girl
apperently about 10 years old, was
taken from the St. Charles river be
tween Pueblo and Vineland, accord
ing to the report. The. body was
nude and the only mark of identifica
tion was a triangular scar over the
The body was placed in a casket,
to be brought here for burial from
Vineland and placed on a raft to be
taken across the river. The casket
was nailed to the raft. The raft
turned over and was carried down
the stream, but later caught and the
body recovered the second lime.
Two bodies were recovered at
Boone, Ranger Trounstine said. This
report accounted for 18 bodies. In
formation as to the other four was
said to be in possession of another
of the rangers who could not be lo
The three rangers started from
Pueblo to Boone this afternoon, fol
lowing a report there were 50 bodies
there. At St Charles they crossed
the river by mans of a rope cable.
They drove to Avondale and crossed
the bridge, but were unable to go
further by automobile and comman
deered horses to complete the trip.
Much damage along this route was
Congress Asked to Give
Million for Pueblo Relief
Washington, June 7. One million
dollars would be made immediately
available for relief work in the flood
district of Colorado, under resolu
tions introduced simultaneously to
day in the senate and house by Sen
ator Phipps and Representative
Hardy, both of Colorado.
South Dakota Firemen
To Hold Tournament
Mobridge, S. D., June 7. (Spe
cial.) Plans have been completed
for the, annual tournament of the
South Dakota Firemen's association,
which be held in Mobridge June 14
to 17. In addition to the regular
events there will be bucking horse
contests, base ball games, band con
certs, a bowery dance and a bar
becue on the last night of the tourna
ment Start on Auto Tour
Wahoo, Neb., June 7. (Special.)
Charles Davis and A. J. Maxwell of
Colon left Saunders county for a
year's trip by automobjle through
the Pacific coast states. They were
accompanied by their wives and Miss
Ruby Davis. .
Notice to Members
Help Yourself Club
. Winners of the special award
automobiles, offered by The Oma
ha Bee Help Yourself .club in the
period closing June 4, will not be
announced until the final awards
at the .close of the club's cam
paign. This ruling is made in fairness
to the club members who won
these awards, as it would not be
equitable to them to have their
competitors know exactly how
many votes they won during the
past three weeks.
Red Cross Hears
Tale of Woe of
'Greatest Mother in the World
Confessional to Which all
Bereaved Rush to
Tell Story. .;,
Br The AiMclftted Preee.
Pueblo, Colo., June 7. Many and
varied are the tales of flood suf
ferers being poured into the cars of
the Red Cross, "the greatest mother
in the world.
Refugees of various races and na
tionalities recount to the kindly men
and women who are working under
high pressure at the court house,
the incidents of their great tragedy
the loss of home and familv.
If a sister fell out of a boat which
was taking her away from danger; if
a wife was torn from her husbands
guiding hand; if a babe was swept
from its mother's arms by the rising
waters in each case the bereaved
one toils up the court house steps
and tells the Story, hoping that some
how, some way, the Red Cross will
bring back the loved one.
Negro Loses Family. .
There is the story of Rufus Wall,
aged negro janitor at the court
house, whose wife and son, a man
of middle age, are believed to have
been swept to their deaths last fn
"Uncle Rufus told his story thus:
"Our home was at 511 West Third
street Friday night at 9 I saw the
water coming, and I suggested to
my wife that we get our clothing
together and move away. We gath
ered up our belongings on the back
porch and then I started for a ware
house half a block away, where I
"When I turned back,! found that
my wife and son were not behind
me as I had believed. I hurried back
to my home. When I teached there,
I found the water waist deep, al
though when I had started for the
warehouse only a minute or two be
fore, it had been only up to- my
Guards Save Life..
"When I tried to get into the house
special officers prevented me. When
I insisted one of them grabbed me
by the collar.
"I told them that my people were
in that house and that I was going
to help them.
"They said that I was crazy and
forced me to go away. I thought
they were wrong in doing that, but
I have since realized that they were
right. If I had gone back I certainly
should have been drowned.
"I have just come from visiting all
the undertakers, but I have-not yet
found the bodies of my wife and
boy." ' -
Heroism of Scotchman.
Then there is the story of the "lit
tie Scotchman." He didn't tell it,
but others did. When the flood was at
its height and pandemonium reingn
ed. all male occupants deserted a cer
tain rooming house in the city. It was
found that the buildinn still con
tained a woman, alone with her babe,
and her sick mother. The word
passed from mouth to mouth until it
reached the little Scotchman, tie
went back. Chopping a hole through
the roof he slipped through, found
his way to the helpless trio. Escape
was impossible. After much maneu
vering he managed to bring the flood
victims to the roof where he made
olace for them to cling. He
perched himself on a beam , beneath
and watched the slowly ." rising
waters. All night he kept his vigil
as the waters circled and spun
around his feet. With the coming
of daylight, the flood began to re
cede and he managed to assist all
the occupants to escape. , .
Platte Oyerflows, Floods
Many Denver Residences
Denver, Colo., June 7. The flood
ing Platte river, which yesterday
overflowed its banks and entered a
number of small frame residences
in the Jerome Park, and Valverde
district of this city, reached its high
est stage at 3 o'clock this morning
and today was receding slowly. The
Globeyille bridge over the river was
washed out after midnight,, making
a total of four bridges over the Platte
swept away near here. The damage
in Denver was not heavy.
The first victim of the flood in the
low section of Denver was Josen
Richter, 50 years old, a crippled ash
hauler. He lost his life at Twelfth
and Wyandott streets, in the bot
toms of the city. Richter was try
ing to return to his home to save
some personal effects. Fifty persons
watched him wading across Twelfth
street in water up to his hips. Sud
denly he shouted for help, then
tumbled into the water. His body
was not recovered.
Returning Soldier's Body
Wahoo, Neb., June 7. (Special.)
Word has been received here that the
body of Herbert Beaver, the first
Saunders county soldier to- lose his
life overseas, is on the way to Wa
hoo from France. Military funeral
services will be held here:
Crop Prospects Good
David City, Neb., June 7. (Spe
cial.) Crop prospects in Butler
county never have been better. Most
farmers have cultivated their corn
the second time.
RE you reading .Holland's daily financial letter in
the morning edition of
can't afford to mias it.'
Holland is the leading financial writer of The New
York Journal of Commerce, the principal financial news
paper of the country.
Every day, his leading article appears in The Morn
ing Bee. Holland has been analyzing financials affairs
for 30 years. The biggest business men of New York
accept his work as authoritative.
This is in addition to the New York Times financial
review, and Michaels' grain market news. All three
appear exclusively in morning editions of
The Omaha Bee
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Visiting Places Are
Hit By ' Floods
Colorado Springs, Colo., June 7.
Many, points in the district familiar
to tourists were flooded.
Manitou, the little town at the foot
of Pikes Peak, five miles west of
here, appears hard hit. The waters
from Buxton creek, running along
the Cog Road right-of-way, have
broken their banks in numerous
places and turned peaceful roadways
into raging mountain streams. Bux
ton avenue, from the Buxton hotel
to a point within 500 feet of Manitou
avenue, is inundated and a stretch of
one-story business buildings, 1,000
feet or more in extent, have been
swept into the creek.
Williams Canyon, leading into the
Cave of the Winds, has been con
verted into a river that threatened
for a time to undermine the new bath
house in Soda Springs park, erected
a year ago at a cost of $400,000.
The canyon district, southwest of
Colorado Springs and Ivy Wild, ,
suburb to the south, are still in peril.
Numerous summer resorts at the
canyon have been wiped out. Strat
ton park, at the end of the street
railway line, is under water and its
principal buildings submerged or
carried away, while many of the best
residences at Ivy Wild have been
undermined. Cheyenne road, a high
way leading from Colorado Springs
to the canyon district, . is under
water in a dozen places.
In Mexico By Hughes
(Continued From Fata One.)
regarding the adjustment of claims,
reciprocal rights and boundary
Text of Statement.
In his statement Secretary Hughes
"The fundamental question which
confronts the government of the
United States in considering its re
lations with Mexico is the safeguard
ing of property rights against con
fiscation. Mexico is free to adopt
any policy which it pleases with
respect to its public lands, but .it
is not free to destroy vithout com
pensation, valid titles which have
been obtained by American citizens
under Mexican laws.
"A confiscatoorv policy strikes not
only at the interests of particular in
dividuals, but at the foundations of
international intercourse, for it is
only ott the basis of the security of
property validly possessed under the
laws existing at the time of its acqui
sition, that commercial transactions
between the peoples of two countries
and the conduct of activities in help
ful co-operation are possible.
Only One Obstacle.
"This question should not be con
fused with any matter of personali
ties or of the recognition of any par
ticular administration. When ever
Mexico is ready to give assurances
that she will perform its fundamen
tal obligations in the protection, both
of persons and of rights of property
validly acquired, there will be no ob
stacles to the most advantageous re
lations between the two peoples.
"This question is vital because of
the provisions inserted in the MexT
ican ; constitution promulgated in
1917. If these provisions are to be
put into effect retroactively, the
properties of American citizens will
be confiscated on a great scale. This
would constitute an international
wrong of the gravest character and
this government could not submit
to its accomplishment.
"If it be said that this wrong is
not intended and that the constitu
tion of Mexico of 1917 will not be
construed to permit, or enforced so
as to effect confiscation, then it is
important that this .should be made
clear by guarantees m orooer form,
The provisions of the constitution
and the executive decrees which
have been formulated with confisca'
tory purposes, make it obviously nee
essary that the purposes of Mex
ico should be definitely set forth.
"Accordingly, this government has
proposed a treaty of amity and com
merce with Mexico, in which Mex:
ico will agree to safeguard the rights
of property which was attached be
fore the constitution of 1917 was pro
mulgated. The Question, ' it will be
observed, is not one of a particular
administration, but of the agreement
of the nations in proper form which
has become necessary as an inter
national matter because of the pro
visions of its domestic legislation.
If Mexico does not contemplate a
confiscatory policy the government
of the United States can conceive of
no possible objection to the treaty.
The proposed treaty also contains
the conventional stipulations as to
commerce and reciprocal rights in
Pastor Dismisses Damage
Suit As Retraction Made
Scottsbluff, Neb., June 7. (Special
Telegram.) Rev. Jacob Roth has
dismissed his damage suit for $25,
000 against George Yekel, in which
he alleged defamation of character,
upon the tatter's signing an affidavit
repudiating the rumors he is charged
with circulating against the pastor.
Yekel admits the stories are without
foundation, and says he discovered
their falsity in visiting the former
home of the pastor and making a
Moccasins said to wear well for
twov years are made of the bark of
young linden twigs by Russian peas
ants. , "
The Omaha Bee? You
Of Destitute to
Be Made in Pueblo
Systematization and Centrali
zation of Relief Work in
Flood-Stricken Area Under
taken by Red Cross.
Pueblo, Colo., June 7. (By The
Associated Press.) With plans laid
for a complete census of destitute
families in the flood district, for
the establishment of a refuge camp
and for the installment of a com
plete field hospital,' the equipment
for which was expected to arrive at
any hour, systematization and cen
tralization of relief work in this dis
trict began in real earnest today.
These various projects were defi
nitely mapped out at a re-organization
meeting of the Red Cross last
night at which the heads of the
various departments and a number
of out-of-town Red Cross workers
According to Dr. J. F. Peirce, lo
cal medical director of the Red
Cross, the field hospital will be
able to accommodate ' 250 patients.
The "tent colony" will handle home
less flood sufferers in a scientific
and sanitary manner, Dr. Peirce
The census will be "made in the
effort to record every case of suf
fering due directly or indirectly to
flood conditions. The workers will
not content themselves with listing
cases that come to their notice in
the due course of their relief work,
but will search out families in need
of help. In this way it is hoped
that every one in actual want win
be succored, and that on the other
hand, duplications will be avoided
by the complete records to be kept.
This morning the list of known
dead stood at 52. It was expected,
however, that the number would be
increased shortly in view of thorough
searches for dead bodies now being
Overseas Soldier Buried
With Military Honors
Edgar, Neb., June 7. (Special.)
Military funeral services for Private
Leslie M. Northrop, Supply com
pany, 352nd infantry, who died in
France, were held here in the opera
house in charge of Warren Fletcher
post of the American Legion. Rev.
Mr. Beaner of the Christian church,
ex-soldier, preached the sermon.
Among the floral offerings was a
large American flag made of flowers.
Ex-service men and Red Cross
girls accompanied the casket to the
Cemetery, where final military hon
ors were paid the soldier.
Young Northrop was a son of Mr.
and Mrs. P. Northrop of Giltner,
Neb., formerly of Edgar. He died
of pneumonia October 12, 1918.
Poultry Association Will
Attend Field Day in Body
Wahoo, Neb., June 7. (Special.)
The Saunders County Poultry and
Pet Stock association plans to at
tend the Annual Poultry Field day
at the state farm Friday in a body.
Members expect to leave the Saund
ers County Farm Bureau-office at
Wahoo Friday at 9. They have nick
named their caravan the "Poultry
Express " and invite every poultry
fancier in the county to join the
r;rty. - -
Will Take Farm Movies
Wahoo, Neb., June 7. (Special.)
The Saunders County Farm bu
reau has planned to take a series of
moving pictures of Saunders county
farms, starting June 17,
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Five Slayers Will
Apply for Pardons
(Continued From Page One.)
1-7; August T.' Rodgers, 1920, treak
ing and entering, 1-10; James M.
Smith, 1920, cutting to injure, 1-5;
Oscar Wilson, 1920, receiving stolen
Other applicants are:
Frank Cramer, Jefferson, forgery,
1 to 20; Utah Cal, Dawes, grand
larceny, 1 to 7; Wayne Deahl, Hall,
forgery, 1 to 20; George D. Davis,
Gage, burglary, 1 to 10; Charles J.
Erickson, Thurston, assault to do
great bodily harm, 1 to S; Albert Ed
wards, Phelps, forgery, 1 to 20;
Pugh Firethunder, Sheridan, forgery,
1 to 20; Chance Goodro, Garden,
burglary, 1 to 10; Merl R. Inskeep,
Lincoln, bigamy, 1 to 7; Jesse In
gram, Hooker, cattle stealing, 1 to
10; Thomas W. Hawley, Hall, for
gery, 1 to 20; Loyd Mashburn, Cass,
breaking and entering, 1 to .10; Clif
ford Meeks, Box Butte, carrying
concealed weapons, 1 to 2; Fred
Schoenfeld, Buffalo, auto stealing, 1
to 10; Robert E. Stone, Lancaster,
forgery, t to 20; Charles Edward
Young, Knox, forgery, 1 to 20.
Fireman Gets Damages
Wahoo, Neb., June 7. ((Special.)
Harry Staudinger of Wahoo has
been allowed $80 compensation by
the city for injuries sustained while
making a run to a fire some months
ago. He fell under a rear wheel of
one of the hose wagons.
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Urged By Mellon
Secretary of Federal Loan
Board Asks Legislation to
Make Large Sum Avail
Washington, "June 7. Legislation
authorizing the treasury to place
$50,000,000 at the disposal of the fed
eral farm loan board for relief of
agricultural interests was advocated
before the house banking committee
by Secretary Mellon. The treasury
now has $6,000,000 on deposit with
the board and in addition, he said,
is holding $183,000,000. in farm loan
bonds for which at present there is
no market. ,
"If aid ever was needed, it is need
ed now," he said.
Replying to Representative Mac
Gregor, republican, New York, Mr.
Mellon said it would not be advisable
for the government to loan money
to people in cities for construction
"We have established farm loan
banks and it is imperative that we
keep them functioning," he said.
"No agencies for relief to industry
have been created. We have not
embarked on a paternalistic oolicv
and are not under the obligation of
Organdie for Touth
have bewildering' little
frocks of flower 'toned
organdies to blossom in garden
scenes and to glow in moonlit
The Saver Wins!
The old Proverb, "Waste not want
not," Is equally as true now-a-days as
In the past
Saving creates Independence; gives
you standing In the community and
brings happiness and contentment. '
Try saving a fixed amount from each
pay check and depositing It In our
Farnam at Seventeenth
Capital and Surplus, S3, 000,0Ofl.
keeping established agencies in'
Mr. Mellon said lie would not fa
vor government aid to farmers if the'
farm loan banking system was not'
established. Congress has created
the system, he added, and steps must'
be taken to keep it in operation.
Ample funds can be furnished by
hanlfl nrl nritrat finani-inl 4ifrta
for other lines of industry, the com
mittee was told.
Alumni of High School
At Wahoo Hold Banquet
W'ahoo, Neb., June 7. (Special.) '
The Wahoo High school alumni ban
quet was held at the High school
gymnasium, when the class of 1921,
numbering 52, was officially wel
comed into the membership of the
organization. The Wahoo alumni
association has on its roll 914 mem
bers. Its members include artists,
doctors, musicians, lawyers, jour
nalists, business men and one woman
bank 'president, Miss Ina Anthes of
the class of 1896, an official of a
bank at Pocatello, Idaho.
Sues Man Who Sold Hogs
Said to Have Cholerk
Hudson S. D., June 7. (Special.)
A suit instituted by Frank Hart
zell, an. extensive stock raiser of this
vicinity, against Otis P. Garrison of
Sioux City, la., has been continued
until the fall term of circuit court
in Lincoln county.
Hartzell bought a carload of
shoats from Garrison, which are al
leged to have had the cholera and
to have infected Hartzell's herd, 86
shoats and 166 hogs dying. The loss
was estimated at over $11,000.
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