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ROCK ISLAND ARGXJ
SIXTY-SECOXD YEAR NO. 125.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES
PRICE TWO CEXTS.
S. IH01 EDITION
FATAL TO 50
Homes in Several Tennes
see Counties Swept Off
PROPERTY LOSS HEAVY
Burlington, Iowa, Also Hit, the
Q Route Losing Part of
Widespread storms of cyclonic In
tensity swept over tho middle west
and south during the last 24 hours,
cut a way through towns and cities of
fwe states, snuffed out scores of lives.
maae nui-ns homeless and destroy
ed property valued high In the million
At noon toSay 51 persons were report
ed killed and the death list was grow
The storm took the heaviest toll of
life in Alabama, Tennessee and north
western Georgia. From Nashville and
Memphis came reports of a cyclone
a half mile wide, sweeping through five
counties, tumbling over scores of
hcu.es, brushing a dozen towns and j
killing 20 persons.
Rome, Ga., told a similar story, plac-
Inq the dead at 18. A cyclone 00
yards wide plowed through De Kalb i
ccjnty, Georgia, east of Atlanta, cut
it off from the world and killed five
persons. Two persons were klUed In
Columbus, Ga.. and six In northern
A 50-mile gale over Chicago and
Illinois during the night caused dam
age estimated at one million dollars.
Memphis, Tenn., March 14. Latest
reports received hern today from the
h.i.rm swept sections of Madison and
I l.'iidi't son counties do not add to the
l i of dead. Five were killed and
! hundred rendered homeless.
A Lexington nearly one hundred
house; were practically demolished.
Telegraphic and telephone commurfTea
i i.iti Is still out between Jackson and
). xington. It is not believed any fur-j
ti er disunities occurred. The small
lev ns of Camden. Timber Iake, Hu
rnii. Life and Sharon suffered prop
i ni'.An is f.r.nn(.iA.
Home. Ga.. March 14 Eighteen are
reported dead and many more, injur
e ! as the result of a storm over
Mirth west Georgia last night. The
property damage Is very heavy.
BLOW AT lll-HI.INMON.
Turlington. Iowa, March 14. A
heavy wind storm with rain did much
damage in Burlington last night. A
huge Hectlon of the Burlington route
roundhouse was unroofed, scores of
shade and fruit trees were leveled Bnd
ii large number of plate glass win
BROWNE IS AFTER
Springfield, 111., larrh 14. In a
characteristic attack on the press.
Representative 1ee O N' il Rrowne
vesterday attrmptied to put the lid on
i ews reports regarding deeds and mis- ,
deeds of the Illinois legislature. Mr. j
llrowne succeeded In getting through j
ii resolution for the .expulsion from j
tli.' bouse of any legislative corre
H.ondent who may In the future write
any articles of a "personal, defama
tory and libelous character." The rule
i.-.i,ii.a nloo to nil renresentatives of'
nnr newspapers which may print such
The Urowne resolution recited that
correspondents representing certain
t'hlcago papers had seen fit to slander
a considerable number of the mem
bers of the house ever since the begin
ning of the session.
The resolution as put throwrh on a
voce vote without either those
for or against it voting very loudly.
Speaker McKlnley derlared It adopted
nnd no one asked for a roll call. Ad
journment was taken a few minutes
The llrowne resolution was offered
n a substitute for a resolution pre
fented by Represen'a'Ive F. E. J.
I.lovd. progressive nvember and pu
iKTinteiident of the parish of Grace
Episcopal chirreh in Chicago, provid
ing tint John M. Glenn, secretary of
t;,e Illinois Manufacturers' association.
.I...H-H i,e h.irrert from the house. The
lesolution acalnst tiienn was me rc
nilt of h's editorial In the Manufac -
f.irero' News on the whiteslave Invcs-
vhU'.: it is '.aimed rer.ee-
e;,st on the iuorU cV.arae-
ineiillitr oi me ivg.a-
Keprcr i rt'a'lves Oar'er
;i ke lor the Lloyd resolu'-.or.. while
U' pre-, irntive t-'hatiahar.. republican,
a: kumI against It. Rej.resei'ativ. Mo
I aiighlm suggested fiat :.f le srr.' to
iLe api'rcpria'..'US cotrmittte. wL;
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Snow or rain, tonight and much cold
er with a cold wave, the lowest tem
perature tonight will be about 15
degrees. Saturday fair and colder;
high west to north winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 48. High
est yesterday, 59; lowest last night, c
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 15 miles Mexican Commander
p rredpiiation. .19 mch. Makes a Heroic Defense
7 a. m., 65.
Stage of water, 6.1; a rise of .2 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to coon tomorrow.
Bun Bets 6:05. rises C.13. Evening
tars: Mercury, Venus, Saturn. Morn
ing stars: Jupiter, Mara.
Representative Kleeman wanted it j
sent to the Judiciary committee.
Representative Browne finally saved
the day for the supporters of Glenn by I
turning attention from the STgan of
the Illtnole Manufi Tturers associa
tion to the Chicago ;laily newspapers
and offering his resolution as a substi
tute. Keconsiaeration or tne resummon i
wln be aaked wxt week.
TO KEEP FIGHTING
Philadelphia, March 14
the need of thorough organization rot
studying and obtaining the meals or. :
wnicn tne piatrorm or tne progress e , battle which began at daybreak. Bul
party was based, lormer P. esideut ; iet8 raininp on tne tw.in AriZona town
Theodore Roosevelt addressed an audi- ; rreated a critical international situa-
ence which crowded tlie Metropolitan
opera house last, niclit. The meeting
marked the close of the first day of
!a two days' session of the first an
j nual progressive conference of the
' state of Pennsylvania.
I It was decided after considerable
discussion at the afternoon session
that trie executive committee or siaie
council of the party, which is known j
ell i, eomnosBd of the electors and
' .7" . "sLa k ,k. ,.n,i,,cr..
frora each senatorial district, with an
extra member from districts which in
clude mora, than one county.
Colonel Roosevelt, Dean William
Draper Lewis of the University of
I Pennsylvania Law school and Rev.
George L. Perrln of Massacnusetts
i Koke last nleht.
In Introducing Colcne'. Roosevelt,
Dean Lewis said :
"We have met here tonight to lis
ten to the man who Is the leader in;
the most wonderful awakening of the
individual and gTcup conscience of
Colonel Roosevelt said In part:
"We intend to realize thf new free
dom, for which this nation strives, by
social research, in which Information
Is the keynote; and then by the im
mediate translation of the knowledge
tnus acquired raio aciion oy a punutai
organization In which service
"Remember alwavs that we are not
engaged merclv in investigation with-
"Our partv is not in power; It is not American residents here quickly gave .Huerta forces Agua Prieta fell Wed
In office ; but it is our duty to formu- j tbeir services as Red Cross volunteers, jneday w ithout a shot, and General
late public opinion and prepare it so i easy towji to defesd. Ojeda. marching to assist Nogaies,
that it sha'.l insist on action along! Nogaies is set In an ideal position ! muEt traverse lt0 miles of trail with
the lines we indicate. j for defense, between two ranges of P(:or horses. and all railways cut be-
"I wish to congratulate yon men in hills running parallel north and south. ;twen Naco and this point. Naco, a
Pennsylvania upon the fight the pre- The state troops were compelled to ' subordinate port to Nogaies, remains
grp sive party is making in the legls-! move down this lane and were mowed i in tnP haudB of not more than 200 fed
lature. All your proposed laws are down by the fire of the federals' rifles i ral regulars.
good; th primary law, for instance,
and the corrupt practices act. But
peculiar importance attaches to the
three acts proposed for regulating
child labor, for regulating the employ
ment of women and for creating a
minimum wage for both women and
chl'.dren. The underpayment of wage
earners is one of the worst evils of
our present Industrial system.
"It is wicked not to regulate the
working hours atid factory condition
J of the women who are compelled to
earn their own living. At present the
' employer who cares for the health and
comfort of his workers is at a mater-
ial disadvantage In competition with
other employers who do for their
workers no more than is demanded by
a bare compliance with the lax provi
sions of the present law. The task
of being both a woman and a wage
arner Is heavy enough at best, and
all that we can do to lighten it and
to make it safe and healthy should
WITHOUT A TRIAL
Fran kf ort-on-the-M ai n.
March 14. Three hundred Albanian
Inhabitants of Liuma, 'in the Turkish
province or K06sovo. were snot wun-.iaie, was on tne way irom tne ion
1 cut trial by Servian troops yester-1 to the 6cene of hostilities,
day. according to a despatch to the! The American troops guarded the
Frankfort Gazette. "The inhabitants , border to prevent either party cross
cf the district totalled 400." the des- lng the line, and warned residents of
patch says. "They were unarmed the American town to keep Inside their !
peAants and did not follow the ex- j houses to avoid stray bullets, which '
ample of the rest of the Albanians In j fell frequently in the residence district, j
f.ee!ng to the mountains. All were United States Consul Simpich drov
csptured by a column of Servian'an automobile carrying a Red Cross j
troops, who. after shooticg 300 of! flag and filled with nurses through aj
them, brought the surviving 100 pris-' shower of bullets to the aid of the I
oners to Prisrend, capital of the pro-, wounded. I
;r.ce." i A moving picture operator was on
j Many Are Left in the Mountain
Gulleys Shots Fly Into
Nogaies. Ariz., March 14. Rebel
forces gained possession laBt night of
the Mexican town which is divided
only by a street from this city and
which bears the same name. Ameri-
can troops who. with a mach'ne gun.
j were stationed on a hill during the all
I day battle between Mexican federals
i and rebels, did not fire. The Ameri
cans were under orders from the war
1 department not to fire unless on direct
word from Washington.
SI RREXDEHS TO KEBEI, C HIEK.
Colonel Emilio Korterlitzky, com-
manding the frderal garrison at Xo-
gales. Sonora. surrendered to General
,"Y 1 '", "".
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fion which has not been equaled since
the battle of Juarez two years ago.
Iet.ermined to obtain the remaining
Sonera-Arizona port of entry from the
federal government, 1,000 cotistitutlon
' alists assaulted the town at daybreak,
only to be driven back by the dogged
res'stance of no more than 250 defend-
rB nder Colonels Kosterlitzkv and
SHen in the field foot, afterward
manner or Pennsylvania, cnairman
"""luuUM""1 L",nnlw,a" general
I. , .fT ''a"lru ,UUL rral l" cussed legislation with him today.
I tack had not come. In the mean- state Senator P. D. Roosevelt of
,whl e troops were rushed here from ; New Yort who been norainated
'Fort Hiiachyca. Ariz., and last tflgWjiW.rtait, secretary of the navr.
CH0 troopers of the Fifth cavalrv are
on duty along the border.
KiORE AMEIlirAN'jl PKOTEST.
Df siiite protests from Lieutenant Co
lonel Tate and Consul Simpich, many
bullets struck on the American side
throughout the day. The renewed at-
Jtack late in the afternoon did not de-;
crease me aanger io residents or the
Ar'zcfia to'vn. Three non-combatants
wese wci nded here, whiie two Ameri
can wome:i had narrow escapes from
Injury, one bullet even piercing Mrs.
H. W. Kelsay's skirts while on the
porch of her home. The killed or
wounded in the day's battle could not
Twenty injured from both slds were
, - - - - -
l r1 nciBpuaiB uere, out Dr. uus-
1 tet re. at American
f 1 .1 1 , I .
' ",avu luc "ring line, reported many
' more mounded who could not be reach-
i ed without danger to the rescuers,
j and machine guns placed on the
heights. On the plain between thejcenter beiow isaco, tne reaerai gam
hills the attackers concealed them-' Bon has been mingled peacefully with
selves In shallow niches caused by the i a rorce of state troops, indicating that
mountain freshets. I no resistance to the almost over-
Here men dead and wounded lay in 'helming landslide against Huerta
the sun without succor. Twice during ' wil1 De made at that point. Strong de
the day General Obregon failed In at-! tachments of constitutionalists from
tacks on all three of the defenders' i the vicinity below Douglas are pursu
flanks. jing Ojeda's column of 60me 600 fed-
At 5:20 o'clock last night the third : eral regulars, mostly refugees from
attempt was made to assault the fed- i tlie routed federal garrisons sat El
eral positions. This was more sue- i Tiere and Xacozari.
cessful ,the defenders deserting the
j right front and extreme left trenches
land fleeing to the cover of the town,
This increased the hot fire on the els. unconditional surrender, or flight
American side, and when a report ; over the line into Arizona are alter
reached Colonel Tate that one of his ! natives presented to General Ojeda,
troops had been wounded, he hastily j who evacuated Agua Prieta two days
assembled his men. The American j ago 'with the avowed intention of
Red Cross workers were refused pas- j marching to Nogaies. only to learn
sage through the federal lines, and the ' that Nogaies had already been cap
American soldiers had difficulty in I tured by constitutionalists. Ojeda,
ciearlng the streets of spectators.
MORE AMERICA! ARRIVE.
At. the outbreak of the battle. Cap
tain C. C. Smith. In charge of the Fifth 1
United States cavalry patrol here, de- ,
ployed his men along the border and j
sent word to Fort Huachuca that the
I fight had opened. The warning, how-
ever, had been anticipated, and before
'.daybreak a train bearing three addi-
; tional troops of cavalry and a machine
gun platoon, under command of Major
"IN THE SPRING A YOUNG BOY'S
IS TO BE PASSED
Washington. March 14. No curren
cy legislation or any other subject
will be taken up by the extra session
until congress disposes of the tariff.
This is the position which President
Wilson has practically agreed upon,
according to Representative A. Mitch
of tne democratic caucus, who dis-
paid his. respects to the .president.
Appropriations of the lat congress,
Including the sundry ctivil and Indian,
appropriation bil.s, which are to be
put through at the coming extra ses
e.on, ssgregated $1.0i8.t47.!T60. An
nual statements given out bv Chair
man Fitzgerald of the appropriations
committee and by Former Speaker
Cannon agree on that total.
the field early in the day's fighting.
While in her home here. Mrs. Ada
M. Gibson was struck in the heel of
her shoe by a stray bullet. A small
Mexican boy was seriously wounded
while On the American side.
. (ilVES KF.HEI.S CONTROL.
Yesterday's victory of the Sonora
! . . , 1 . I
, scuie woous uere inruws pracucany
i the entire portion of .the Insurgent
i border state in the hands of the antl-
At ananea. tne American mining
OJEDA in plight.
Douglas, Ariz., March 14. Battle
'against an overwhelming force of reb-
with 500 federal regulars. Is bottled
up at Naco with strong bodies of
rebe's closing in on him from the east,
west and south.
Eagle Pass, Tex., March 14
ranza leaders in Piedras Negras pos
itively deny there is any truth In the
I reported capture and execution of Gov-
j ernor Caxranga. They claimed to have
t received a telegram from him this
Laredo, Tex., March 14. No con
firmation of the F.hodes capture and
execution of Governor Car rant a, Coa
hulla constitutionalist leader, has been
received here. The report came last
eight In a private telegram.
SULZER REMOVES SCOTT
Dismisses Him a Superintendent of
Ns York Prisons.
Albany, March 14. Colonel Joseph
F. Scctt, superintendent of state pris-
ens, was removed from office yesterday
fc Vs"3KttRWrf )',., '. ; Y
by Governor Sulzer. Charges of non
feasance and neglect of duty against
the superintendent were preferred by
the governor Wednesday and Colonel
Scott was given until noon yesterday
to reply. He filed a written answer,
but did not appear in person before
The governor's action was announc
ed less than two hours after the sen
ate by a unanimous vote had adopted
a resolution requesting the governor
to refer the charges against the super
intendent, "to an Impartial tribunal
for consideration and determination."
The charges againBt Colonel Scott
concernea mainly the conduct of the
Matteawan State hospital for the crim
inal insane, where Harry K. Thaw ia
confined. - - -
Chicago, March 14. Mrs. Mabel
Clarkson, who is alleged to have de
serted her husband, a minister, to fly
with Owen D. Conn, a burgiai, under
arrest at San Francisco, was detain-
ed at Milwaukee today as sje was
about to take a train to Chicago, ac-
cording to a special to the Journal
from the former city
Chicago, March 14. Mrs. Mabel
Clarkson, according to the latest
news obtainable, is sick and destitute
In Milwaukee. Whether her husband's
announcement that he would forgive
her If she were to ask it will cause
her return to Chicago and abandon
the life she has chosen is a question
that may be settled in a f?w days. .
According to a letter found in San"
Francisco, in the effects of Owen D.,
Conn, the theif for whom Mrs. Clark
son left her husband and children,
her present companion in Milwaukee
is a 17-year-old boy. She is going un
der the name of Mrs. Mabel Ott, her
"We are making an effort to find
Mrs. Ciarkson in Chicago," said hi-
deserted husband, superintendent of
the White Cross mission. "She knows
tha mi. eroeH teoeheo fcrK-.-nMc ot,h
that there is a place where her sins
will be condoned if she shows a repent
ent spirit. It seems futile to look
for her under the present circum
stances." Conn, who was wounded by the San
Francisco detectives who arrested
him after a daring robbery, may not
live. The bullet shattered hU thigh
bone and ranged downward into the
knee joint. It is probable that the leg
will have to be amputated, and advices
from the coast city say that the bur
glar's vitality is so low that there is
grave doubt of his ability to survive
He talked bitterly abou Mrs. Clark
son when interviewed in 'he hospi
tal. "She was utterly cold-blooded," he
fl:H T trior tr lit-, ctruiffht Hut '
she wanted money, and mrire money,
and jewelry. So 1 had to tea". to give
them to her. I got disgusted with, her
at last, though, because she wanted
to lure an old man into a place where
I could rob him.
"'He always carries sevt:U t.nn-
dred dollars with hix,' she said to me.
"I'll make a date with him and you
bold him up.'
"Well, when I saw how she would
treat one friend I began to wonder
If Bhe wouldn't treat me the same
way some day, and so I quit her. Then
she ran off with a 17-year-old kid.
I'm sorry for him.
"She told me that her husband gave
her only 60 cents a day for the sup
port cf herself and their five chil
dren. She said she was tired of that
life. That was why she wanted to
letve her husband and go with me."
TERMS OF ALLIES
Sofia, March 14. The reply of the
Balkan, allies on the question of media
tion by the powers was presented to
the foreign legation. It declares the
Balkan nations will accept mediation
on the following conditions:
First As a basis of negotiations for
the delimitation of territory between
Turkey and the Balkan allies, lines
shall be drawn from Rodosto on the
Sep -f Marmora to Cape Malatra on
the Black sea, excluding the peninsula
of Galllpoll, which shall remain Turk
ish, and all territories west of the line,
including Adrlanople and Scutari,
shall be ceded to the allies.
Second Turkey shall cede Islands
in the Aegean sea to the allies.
Third Turkey shall renounce all Its
interests in the Island of Crete.
Fourth The porte 6hall consent 1n
principle to the payment of a war in
demnity, the amount of which shall
be fixed when peace has been conclud
'ed; also to the payment, to private ln-
. dividuals of compensation for damage
caused prior to the war. The allies
'shall participate in deliberations re-
Fifth The allies reserve the right
to settle by definite treaty the treat
ment to be shown their subjects and
their trade in the Ottoman empire, as
well as guarantees to be given the
standing of their racial brothers who
are Ottoman subjects.
Military operations shall not be In
terrupted. AMERICANS WIN
ON LONDON FIELD
Indon, March 14. American
Rhodes scholars carried off the hon
ors today In the annual field day be-
I tween Oxford and Cambridge. Will
' A 1 v. .. I : ; . .. ,
A. Zeigler of the University of Iowa,
on the Oxford team, won the hurl
ing weight with a put of 43 feet, three
inches, and won the hammer throw
with a throw of 142 feet, seven inches.
For a Larger British Navy.
London, March 14. The British na
val etsimates for 1913-1&14, announced
today, total $321, 546,500, as compared
with $225,377,000 last year. The build
ign program provides for five battle
ships, eight light cruisers, 16 torpedo
''oat destroyers, and a number of sub-
martnee. The personnel of the navy
is to be increased to 146,000 officers
FIVE GREEK SHIPS
LOST BY ATTACK
Athens, March 14. The damage
done to Greek transports by the Turk
ish cruiser Hamldleb on its recent raid
lalcng the Adriatic coast, is even more
serlc us than at first reported. Four of
j the Greek transports, while landing
i Servian troops at San Giovanni Medua.
. to aid the Montenegrins in their attack
on Scutari, were burned, one was sunk
! and two others riddled with shells,
j Iondon. March 14.- A fierce but un
j successful assault was made on the
j south front of the Turkish fortress
jof Adrlanople last night. According
to a dispatch from Constantinople,
the besieging Bulgarians and Servians
sustained heavy losses and were events
ually repulsed all along the line.
IN A CLASH: 4
DIE; 30 HURT
Gothenberg, Neb., Scene
of Wreck on the Union
IS REAR END COLLISION
Mr. and Mrs. August Meyers,
Returning from California to
Iowa, Among Victims.
Omaha. Neb., March 14. Union
Pacific passenger train No. 12. known
as the Colorado Special, ran into the
rear of No. 4. the Atlaniic Express
at 3 o'clock this morning near Gothen
berg, Neb., killing four and injuring
according to advices here.
The known dead:
EDMUN'P R. OUSTENHAUTT, Sal.
amanca, X. TA traveling salesman.
AUGUST MEYERS, Wall Lake,
MRS. AUGUST MEYERS, Wall
MRS. EDITH HOON STOCK WELL,
Mrs. Stockwell was th wife of Ser
geant Stockwell of the Fourth field ar
Mr. and Mrs. Meyers were coming
from Long Beach. Cal., to Wall Lake,
Among the injured are:
O. R. Ordler, Walker, Iowa; inter
W. H. Dickerson, Cheyenne; back
W. G. Tinney, Omaha; ankle sprain
A. R. Colvin, Sioux Falls, S. D.; hip
injured, back sprained.
F. J. Lughling, Omaha; body bruises,
Ed. Ross, Omaha; back sprained,
cuts and bruises.
Mrs. E. E. Bagley, Alten, Neb.; back
J. G. Klacaid, Norfolk, Neb.; back
sprained, body bruises.
C. M. Torrence, Charles City, Iowa;
bruises and cuts.
George F. Brown, Tonopah, Nev.;
internal Injuries, bruises.
DI E TO B1.IXZARD.
The accident la said to bave been
due to a blinding blizzard which has
been raging in western Nebraska since
midnight. Train No. 4 was standing
at the station when the Colorado train
crashed into the rear car. The killed
were all in the rear sleeper.
All the Injured were started for
Omaha on a relief train.
five: BEi.mYEi) kim.rd.
Cheyenne, Wyo., March 14. Three
unknown stockmen, Conductor Phil
lips and Brakeman Craddock of the
Union Pacific are missing and pre
sumably killed In a rear end collision
of freight trains early today at Hern
HUMAN FLY IN A ROCKET
IS SINGED IN EXPLOSION
New York, March 14. A steel rock
et containing Rodman Law, "human
fly," in which he Intended to be shot
3,500 feet into the air descending with
a parachute, exploded yesterday af
ternoon after 800 pounds of powder
behind it had been set off. Law was
hurled 25 feet from his seat in tho
rocket to the ground. Ills hair and
eyebrows were burned off. For 10
second he was unconscious. Then he
got up and looked around.
"Darn that thing," he exclaimed.
"I thought I was going up."
Protected by padding and a helmet.
Law had crawled into the rocket with
his parachute and given the order
to set the powder on fire. The fuse
spluttered for 30 seconds. There was
a burst of flame, a cloud of smoke
and a terrific report.
Hundreds of spectators straining
eyes for a sight of the great rocket
hurtling the air saw It leap forward
a few feet and burst into fragmants.
Panic spread among the spectators.
It seemed inconceivable that Law
could have escaped being blown to
death. Several women became hyster
ical. When those who were managing
the affair reached the scene they were
surprised to find Iaw strugeling on
the ground In the midst of the burn
ing scaffolding that had supported the
His escape was explained by the
fact that the head of the rocket, on
j which he stood shoulder high in a hol
; low extension, was made; of an extra
' thickness of steel. - The rest of the
; rocket, six feet in length and two and
or.e-half feet in diameter, was b own
Law's purpose in being shot through
the air was to give motion picture
makers a chance to photograph him.
White Heath, III., Bank Robbed.
Decatur, III., March 14. J. H. Cline's
private bank at White Heath, III., was
robbed yesterday by burglars, who
dynamited the safe. Cline estimates
that $500 In cash was taken, with sev
eral thousands ta valuable papers.