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tho storm was a huge fan-shaped cloud.
It prow darker and gradually narrowed
into a dropping eastward,
and wherovor it struck it killed maim
ed and razed. One hundred and sixty
Ti!r. Vmililinefi were demolished in
Omahaj divided as follows: houses, one
hundred, and fifty; churches, oloven;
im.i schools, eight. More than two
At daylight, the city commissioners
s.1,,1 Afnvnr Dahlaman assumed per
sonal charge of tho rcliof work. Headquarters
are established in a branch
telephone oxchango on the north sido
Mninr Ilnrtman's offer to tako
J charge of tho policing of tho stricken
district, aided by from two hundred to
thrco hundred regular troops, was ac-
Every policeman and firoman in
Omaha, South Omaha and Council
Bluffs is at work to prevent looting.
Before daybreak the local companies of
tho militia were called out and aided
tho regulars nnd tho polico in guarding
wrecked buildings nnd searching the
Tiiius. Mayor Dahlaman and Major
Hartmnn toured the storm-swept district
in an auto and planned rcliot
The Diamond Movinu Picturo The-
nter was destroyed nnd it is roported
that a number wero killed there. Many
of the doad wore removed to tho
morutie unidentified. Scores of injured
wero found in tho home of frionds
where they had sought refuge
Wholo Town Wiped Ont.
A man from tho town of Yutan, north
of here, says that that place is destroyed
and that fifteen aro dead and fifty
others bidlv injured. Every building
thorc, ho said, was loveled.
TWENTY DEAD IN
WRECK IT TERRE HAUTE
CYCLONE TIIEBB WBEOKS THBEE
HUNDBED HOUBES MANY
TKIMU: 1IAUTIJ, Indiana, March 24.
CHperiitl to Tho AdvtvtUer) 'I'wouty
wero Uilhsl, uiid buinlrixl urnl fifty in-
jurinl, and threo Iiundrcd )ioum wero
wrmlu'd in u. cyeluno which svtept tho
rout barn tmrt ot 'I'mro Jluute lut
r. Kiit, rzing t.uMliiija awl puitlutf (lit)
ieririr pium uui i utuiuilMlOH, ivav
tun lh rlty in darkm.
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REPORTS FBOM STBIOKEN ABEA
SHOW THE MAGNITUDE OF
SAN FBANCISCO, March 25. (By
Associated Press Cable) So far as it
is ablo to estimato from tho reports received
from tho sections of Nebraska,
Iowa, Indiana, Kansas and Missouri
swept by a fiorce cyclone on Sunday
ovening, the number of doad loft in
the wako of the twister is two hundred
and twenty-five. Tho number of seriously
injured, many of whom may die,
is placed at sir hundred nnd ninety-four.
A conservative estimate places tho
loss of property at five millions of dollars.
Great" distress is reported throughout
hundred and fifty moro bouses arouccn dispatched from
All physicians and nurses in Omaha
quickly volunteered their services and
hurried to the various hospitals to av
tend to the injured and dying. Kvory
undertaking establishment hero and in
South Omaha is taxed to tho limit in
caring for the dead.
Troops Called Out.
tho stricken area and relief trains havo
points with physicians,
MISSOURI TOWN IN
PATH OF CYME
(Hy Fedrral WirelfM Teltcratih.
DBS MOINES, Iown, March 24.
(Special to Tho Advertiser) Telegrams
received hero state that tho
town of Piagspring, Missouri, with six
hundred inhabitants, was swept by tho
storm last Jiight. 'lvo deaths have
been reported and several are missing,
while there aro many injured.
10 WHARF LINES-
STEUCTUBE MUST BE BUILT
TWENTY FEET NAEBOWEB
IT IS DECIDED.
Having found out after much discussion,
somo of it acrimonious, and a
great deal of work, that the linos originally
proposed for tho Hilo wharf by
the engineers of tho Hilo Bailroad Company
aro tho only feasible ones, tho
members of tho humor commission, In
special meeting yesterday, practically
docidoQ to reviso tho specifications and
adopt the railroad recomendations as
mado months ago. This will moan that
the wharf 1b to bo built with a width
of twenty feet less than tho commission
decided upon. Tho depth of tho
water and the faulty bottom on tho lino
called for in tho specifications make
tho building of tno wharf as tho commission
had planned it an Impossibility
with tho appropriation in sight.
Acting Superintendent Wheeier, Engineer
I'nrke of tho department of
public works, Messrs. Lord and Young
of tho Lord-Young Engineering Com
pany and Most ol tlio
Drudging Company njient last
nllfht in going over tlio plum and will
submit a report nt nine o'clock (hl
morning rrcoinmendlng that tho
fliuiiL'trn iu made.
The Dpeeial meeting yeaterdny wu
nUi'inld by fVjiiuiilolonurs McStocker,
stfi'nrlliy and Wakefield. It wsi pointed
out that prompt action wen (
Mry In order not to delay the progr
of the work.
Kuifluvor Mom, who hut directed uiott
of tlio tlnNlulug In tho vlsJiilly of lh
JiropotM) wliHii. polnlwl owl (he
ivlJtli Imvti bton found to prortmt
tho 4irfylii on I of mo foiitritfl bi M.
Tkt uiislr ulo dwnrlhod l,a ti Hilly
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111 Federc! ?ir!t Telegraph
WASHINGTON, March 24. (Special
to Tho Advertlsor) Governmental aid
was offered to tornado-swept Omaha,
tho first thing today by President Wilson,
who sont tho following telegram to
"I am deeply distressed at tho nows
M LHHul 4kBI
GOV. MOOBEHEAD OF NEBRASKA,
received from Nebraska. Can wo help
in any way?"
Tho following was received for the
President from Mayor Dahlaman
FIND CUD MARKS
lintEE AMERICANS WOUNDED AT
OANANEA IN A BATTLE
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sociatcd Press Cable) Mexican rebels
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RECKED IN FIERCE CYCLONE
VOL, VI, NO, 117 HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY. Tl MARCH 25, 1913 -SEMI WEEKLY. WHOLE NO. 3799
OMAHA AND SURROUNDING TOWNS W
Five Mile Strip Torn Through City PRESIDENT Of FEUS FEDERAL Ghouls Rob at Night Among Dead
Fire1 Adds to Horror of Storm'CITY PREPftRED TO RAN
(By Federal Wireless Telegraph.)
OMAHA, Ncbraskn, March 24. (Special toTho Advertiser) Two hundred
dead and $10,000,000 loss in and near Omaha la tho toll exacted in tho
worst tornado which has over visited Nob r ask a, according to declarations today
by Mayor Dahlaman, Governor Moorehcad and Polico Commissioner Bydnor.
Thcso predictions were voiced aftor tho thrco officials had tourod tho Btrleken
district in an automobile It was also admitted that this figuro might bo increased
later. By night moro than eighty bodies hnd been recovored from tho
wrecked buildings and other debris.
Tlio tornado swept n Btrip flvo miles long through tho northern part of tho
city at six o'clock Sunday ovening, entering tho city from tho southwest, after
destroying Balston. It Bwcpt pBt tho county hospital and then traveled in
a northeasterly direction, tearing everything boforo it. It then chnnged its
course again, travoling east to tho Missouri Blver, whoro it disappeared into
Buildings wore 'picked up and twisted and then hurled with terrific force
agninst smaller structures. Tho wind treated rich and poor aliko razing
buildings in tho most aristocratic sections
of tho city as well as in tho tenement
districts. Somo of tho most costly
homes in tho city wero demolished,
fire Adda to Horror.
The tornado was followed by a torrential
rain. Then a scoro of Arcs
started simultaneously and
home wero destroyed by tho ilamcs. To
make matters worso, tho olectric lights
filod and the city was in darknoss for
hours. Lanterns wero brought into
play and tho search for tho victims
Came With a Boar.
The Btorm was first noticed just bo
foro six o'clock coming with tho speod
of an express train. Its roar could bo
fcnnr.l lnnir boforo it struck. Ahead ot
'I deeply appreciate your offer or relief fond.
assistance hut our peoplo aro responding
and I helievo can handle tho situation.
Tho peoplo of Omaha desiro to
express gratltudo for your message of
STATE WELL AID.
Governor Moorohoad says tho State
of Nobraska is willing to do anything
for tho stricken city and tho legislature
will probably appropriate a substantial
Fifteen Thousand Turks Surrender " to (Servians
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OLAA STOEE AND CONTENTS
UP IN SMOKE LOSS IS
FIFTY THOUSAND. -
(By Kahuku Wireless.)
Last Army of the Crescent in Albania Is Gone
CETTIN.TE, Montenegro, March, .25. (By Assbciated Press Cablo) Wprd
was received here today of another decisive victory for the Servian forces In
Albania, tending to further demonstrate tho disorganization among tho Turks.
According to unofficial despatches from tho front tho Servians outflanked tho
only Turkish forco between their main army and Scutari and forced tho surrender
of the enemy.
Fifteen thousand Turks aro said tot havo laid down their arms.
31ILO, Hawaii, March 24. (Spoclal
mado another attack yesterday upon j to The Advertiser) A firo of
Cannnea, attempting to tako tho placo ! jous origin caused u loss of many thou-by
storm. Tho HuoTta federals put up sands of dollars yesterday when it do-a
strong defense nnd drove tho rebels stroyed tho Oliu storo, warehouse nnd
back, each sido sufforing heavy loss. railroad station. This fire, tlio seco'irt
Thrco Americans, employed in tho Ca- of two disastrous conflagrations on
nnnea mines, were wounded by stray this island within tho past two weeks,
bullets during the course of tho battle, excites al inn lest thcro bo somo
' ' bug at work.
ON S. S.
' Within thirty minutes nftcr the
I flames were first noticed they had con-
siimod tho entire group of buildings
and it was only with tho hardest work
that other buildings in the vicinity
wero saved. That a sevcro loss of life
i was not rouisterod is duo to tho prompt
action of rcveral firemen, who ordered
everyone away from tho ncigliloihood
st It was reported lato last night (,f the burning buildings.
that $3500 worth of opium was Only tho direction of tlio wind saved
found on board tho steamer Man- the town from being totally destroyed,
churU when she. arrived nt her tho railroad tracks between tho build-
dock. Captain Brixoi) immediate- lnKH being warped, so Intense) was tho
ly turned tho contraband over to neat. While trying to save tho books
tho government authorities nnd a. and thu canh from tho safe, Clmrlcn Hol
thorough search will bo mado of linger was almoit trapped in thu second
tho vessel beforo she sails forSan floor of ono of tho buildings.
Francisco, This is ono of tho Details of the disaster aro very mca.
biggest hauls of tho drug that has gcr, but it Is estimated that the loss
' beca made at this port for somo
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Telephone Girls Show Real Heroism
(By Federal Wirolcss Telegraph.)
i, OMAHA, Nebraska, March 24. (Spoclal to The Advertiser) Weeping
w5mcn mid children wero mutse'd all day nt undertaking rooms Booking missing
relntivcs and tho scones enacted wero tho most pathetic Omahn has over witnessed.
Tho polico declaro that looting was carried on nit through "tho night and
that a number of ghouls wero arrested.
Two babies ttero picked up and blown from tho Childs' Saving Institution
on tho west side, where children aro cared for. This institution was in tho
center of tho storm's pntli.' Others wero found dend piled in heaps on tho
floors. Ono child was found doad a block away nnd nearly every bnby in tho
institution was injured, sonlo sorlously, othors escaping with slight bruises,
, Tolophono Girls Aro Heroines,
Omnha's telephone girls proved themselves heroines. .Not n girl dosortcd
her post, tho forco remaining with tho rocclvors glued to tholr oars, tending
all calls for assistance nnd doing othor yoontnn service "Jr
Tho Sncrud Heart convent, a school for girls, was domolisliod but tho
ptudents miraculously escaped injury. Tho girl students immediately volun
JAPAN IN CITY
ANDERSON ON HIS WAY
TO BEPOET TO NEW
Hon. Lars Andorson, United States
Ambassador to Japan, and one of tho
very few men to win the distinction ot
having passed through overy branch ot
American diplomatic sorvico, arrivod
yesterday on the big Piicific Mall liner
Manchuria, en routo to Washington
whoro ho will mako nu report to l'rcs
idont Wilson. Upon thp arrival of the
Manchuria nt her dock', Mr. Anderson
and wifo went immediately to tlio
Moann HotoV to rest boforo recolvlng
Whllo loath to discuss any topics ot
international importance, whon eoen at
his hotel last nicht by a
teered to assist in caring for tho In
jured and their offor whb accepted.
Mayor Dahlaman this morning issued
a proclamation in which ho declared it
would bo necessary for tho police to
guard tho stricken district closely. Ho
urged tho peoplo to shelter, feed and
and clothe tho refugees until further
nrrangomcntB could bo mndo.
A canvass of every tornado insurnnca
firm hero leads to tho belief that tho
$10,000,000 loss is covered by only
$500,000 worth of insuranco. This is
partly duo to tho Indian trnditlon that
Omaha is iminuno from high winds
The rcsidontB of tho city hnd placed
great confidenco in tho tradition and
carried but llttlo insuranco.
The city frequently has been visited
by high winds, but never boforo suffered
Seeking News of Eelativos.
Moro than 100,000 and
hysterical poopj6 -assailed every source
of information todayfor'assuraaco that
relatives and friends nro safe. Boports
jrom ouuying towns toll 1 right! ill
tivo of Tho Advortiser, ho wished tolrics of tho lmvoc p)nyci by tll0 t
AH..l.nlian nnMA mnrn for tho benollt . 1- " -
omphasizo onco more,
of the jingoes, tho fact that only tlio
most cordial relations exist betwoon
this country and Japan and thcro is a
mutual intention to keep them so.
"Whilo I am only on leave of
to go to Washington to hand in
sKM p!'' Ski
HON. LABS ANDEESON
Ambassador for tho United Slatos to
my report, I can not discus any topics
ksarliiir on international1 nuestiom,'
said Mr. Andorsou, "I will s.iy, though,
that nover was the United Staton aud
Japan on a moro cordial looting. All
the tnlk thcro has bcon of wnr is I ofcii,
and must be taken with tho proverbial
craiu of salt. As far as tho report ot
the government of Japan withdrawing
from exhibiting at tho
international exhibition on account or
the action of tho Culifoniiu legislitors
is concerned, I' havo heard of no such
thing, If thera wero tiny such rumor,
1 1'iTtniniy wouiq imvo iieani or i,
"Tho dii'loiiiars of Japan fully mi
drrstnnd tho ponitlou of tlio federal
government andio not got linpiillont
when winti map; utteiupta to introduco
n bill in a JOfaiUcgimiiturit tmit wnuiii
p linlle ia KJvi) rli to Intfrimtlunal
rniiilrallOni If enuctml ami eiiiunoij
I'vcrvthlng tlmt In any wnv reileets on
tln'ir ioplo will be tlrnlglil'lioii mil
"I wan bv no mi'iiiis a l ranger t
I ho puople wlinu I first Imiditd (u Jiipnn
In tlio filllclul eniaoly or Minhii4iur,
hitting lifun Ihurit inwny timos ill the
imi) ywirs. Mnv of my
litwt frlumU urti mm in Jwimn mid Imvo
Wo tlir for ittdiiy " Mm ii hkt
bii wllli Honolulu, 1 Milir my
mil -l M Niytl Ol hiiii" III li w 1
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year m I nwuliip) h k month
wlillii on my Iuiiiwmmioii, tiii ttw
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Fear Furthor Horrors.
Tenrs aro expressed for tho residents
of Gretna, Ashland and Louisvlllo, nil
Nebraska towns, wliich lay in tlio center
of tho cycloiio's path. Communication
with these towns is still interrupted.
It is bollovcd tho storm originated
near Louisville nnd swept along
the Platte River to Ashland. Then it
crossed tho lialston nnd reached Omntia
by way of lialston.
Mayor Dahlnman this afternoon appropriated
$25,000 for tho relief of the
Governor on Hand.
At nine o'clock this morning Governor
Moorehcad, accompanied by Adjutant
General Hall, arrived on a
train. Later they toured tho
Threo ndditionnl companies of mili
tia from nearby towns woro summoned
to help tho first thing thiB morning,
and the rosctio work is proceeding
Homes of tlio city's most fnshionablo
residents and others of all c'assOH wero
thrown open to tho city's homeloss
men, women and children.
Iiolicf funds already havo been started
and contributions aro pouring in.
thing about tho climate, tho peoplo or
tlio situation, that grips ouo, and onco
it gets a good bold It never loosens.
If ono goes away, ho is nover satisfied
until bo is back. When T left Honolulu
fifteen years ago I experienced u
longing to go back, but managod to
resist. That was becauso I had not
been hero long enough to bo thoroughly
Japan, too, u a wonderful country,
but then it is an6ihcr man's country
nnd tho samo fooling doos not exist,
'I'hcro is not tho samo freo and oasy
manner toward tho traveler from other
countries that ono runs against in Honolulu,
"One of tho 11 mt tilings I did when I
arrived In this city today was to pur
elmso tho copies of Thu Advertiser for
flvo days hack, Von too I had, beau
kept owuy from tho nun's for ton day
mid wiuiiod to read it all. Your pupor
was rui'oiiiiiienijuil lo mo by sovorni men
in Alio nir i-,.'in nuii I ituntuu to got
They fully uiidursUml Hint In lime J,1'0 "'T " ,MU ""'I" " ll, ' ,) '
Jlirough tlio modium of your columns
I first lunrnwl llmt Mr, Mcrnmbt hud
ri'liuml tlio putt at J'runro and JJo t"r
Klliot tlio iot In Itomluii "
When ink ml if miy (mlKiiuliou frm
him hod bumi Nsinjiltjil by Uio l'rtai
iluli I, Mr Aliilurwn kiniM mi.l ul
"Wy unomuhUuii Iimi bitvn muiiil to
lh I'fniiilenl mnl, of ruuii whri) 1
gut to WtuMwgUm will null u iim
In itfuK uud oflyr uiakiorf my rnpii
will iMUifii Kwolli, Af for a liia '
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