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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 12, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 2',
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Loss will V exceptionally heavy
because few places carried cyclone
Storm broke without warning and
lasted from twenty seconds to a min
ute. It was typical Kansas twister.
It struck Tndiana Rolling Mills
first, leveling it Better residence dis
trict was hit next. Houses costing
at high as $50,000 were mass of ruins
in instant. Miraculous escapes from
death when families, huddled in
basements, had whole houses swept
off over their heads. Houses were
jammed, one against other, and in
one case garage and automobile we
set down in middle of a home.
Most deaths were caused in homes
of workingmen. Here district half a
mile wide and a mile long was swept
clean. Not a house was left stand
ing. That there were not more
deaths was attributed to fact that up
until time storm broke day was'
pleasant and many families were
downtown or out walking.
Ora Smith was painting a barn
door when it was blown off. He was
carried along with door about 200'
. yards and landed in a pond. He can
Everett Dunlap, 15; John Nelis, 25;
Gray Davis, 35; Mrs. John Davis,
mother of Gray Davis; Orville Davis,
(J, son of Gray Davis; Mrs. Archie
Fletcher; Mrs. Alice Williamson;
Miss Opal Williamson, 24, daughter
of Mrs. Alice Williamson; Ra
zor, 12, won of W. T. Razor;
Newton, residence unknown; Ber
nice Day, 8; Ethel Day, 16; Jule Day,
6; Ray Day, 22; Mrs. Mary E. Wil
liams; Mrs. Vera, Higgins, daughter
of Mrs. Williams; Ernest Waterman,
6; Wm. Lowery, 58; Price Skelton;
two sons of Ernest Gray, a farmer,
and five unidentified.
Cincinnati. Three persons dead
and 50 injured is toll police figures
today give of tornado that swept over
Cincinnati last night and struck as
with hammer blow the suburban res
idence districts of ML Lookout, Hyde
Park, Red Bank and East End.
One killed was Ohmer Glenn, 82,
capitalist. His house collapsed,
caught fire and was destroyed. His
housekeeper, Miss Daily Holmes, was
Newcastle, Ind. Fiftyphysicians
and nurses from neighboring tow.ns
took care of wounded in improvised
hospitals. Fifty are seriously injured
and 100 or more lightly hurt. Mar
tial law exists.
o o $
GERARD HAS BIG, HOT STORY
OF TEUTONIC INTRIGUE TO
Havana, March 12. By "nightfall
Jas. W. Gerard, former ambassador
to Berlin, will devoutly rejoice in
once more treading United States
soil. It's a long way from Berlin to
Washington, via Switzerland, Spain
and Cuba, especially when one has
the feeling over 5,000 knots of wa
ter that some little U-boat has a tor
pedo all for you.
Until he has personally detailed all
circumstances to his chief, Pres. Wil
son, Gerard will not talk. His only
public expression on his arrival Here
was that he had had no knowledge
of Foreign Sec'y Zimmermann's plot
to align Germany with Mexico until
word df that conspiracy reached the
liner Infanta Isabel by wireless.
From others of the ambassadorial
party it was learned that Gerard
months ao advised the United
States of Germany's intrigues in
It rests with Pres. Wilson whether
the full story of Gerard's life in Ber- "
lin and. his impressions of Germany
shall be given the American public.
He is known to have ready for sub
mission to his chief a narrative of
Germany's food situation is se
rious, in belief of all the homecomers a
who landed from the Infanta Isabel "
here. The Teutons lack potatoes,
fats, sugar and other "basic food
staples. Everyone agreed that Ger-