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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 178.
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1913. TWELVE PAGES.
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10, HURTS 40,
Tornado Sweeps Over
Southern Part of Sew
Property Less Estimated
Quarter Million Scare
Omaha, Neb., May 15. neports In
dicate a destructive tornado which
formed in the southern part of Seward
country' last night and took a toll of Minneapolis milling company, commit
10 lives. Injuring 4" persons, and ted suicide on a Wabash train coming
destroyed property amounting to $250,-! , j ,, ,
000 j into St. Louis today. He left a note to
T'k. i -r -!his wife saying he was in financial
Three towns, Seward. Tamaro and .. ...
McCool Juik t'on, suffered, the greater
destruction being at Seward, where
eight were killed and 11 injured.
Tamaro Is reported destroyed, with
a. loss of four lives. McCool Junc
tion Buffered much damage to prop
erty and two deaths.
TELEPHONE LINES DEMOLISHED.
Tho tornado apparently originated
southwest of McCool Junction, moved
northeast, and struck full force at
Tamaro and Seward. All telegraph and
telephone lines in the path of the
ptorm were demolished, cutting several
trunk lines between this city and Den
ver. Continuing, the storm raged with
greater or less fury until it reached
.Omaha. Here it crossed near the
southern limits, but its strength had
been so spent the damage was nomi
nal. Many Omahans sought refuge in cel
Many wires are prostrated in west
ern Iowa as a result of the final ef
forts of the elements, which crossed
the Missouri fiver at this point and
spent themselves in that state.
EHillT DEAD AT SEWARD
Seward, Neb ftm 15. Eight per-
rons were killed and 14 injured in a
tornado that swept a district a b'.ock
wide and 16 blocks long n the north
part of this city last nljht shortly
before 6. The wind storm came up in
disguise of a violent hall and rain
No one yet has been found who rw
the funnel shaped cloud or who knew
w bat danger the unusual darkness ot
the late afternoon contained. Three
cf those killed had every opportunity
to seek refuge in cellars and half a
dozen cf the injured said they could
see no tornado approaching.
MRS. WILLIAM HASSINGER.
MRS. G. W. EDMONDS.
MRS. DAVID HOOVER.
AUGUST SCHULTZ AND LITTLE
MRS. DAVID IMLAY.
MRS. C. W. WASERMAN.
BBY BLOWS AWAY.
At Schultx's place, where August
Schultx and his four-year-old child
lost their lives, a baby boy of two
months was blown out of its mother's
arms and dropped within a yard where
the father and sister were killed by-
flying debris. Mrs. Schultz and an-)
ether child were pinioned under the
wreckage. and regcued bv volunteer!
firemen who formed a relief party 6oon
after the s'orm.
Lsst werk Mrs. Edmonds' husband
died suddenly. The widow mourned
a n .( . . n.fvoriii' a .v i i ,n II'll
, ' ' .. ; . .... mtnrm ,, . .
him soon. i eterday s storm claimed
She was crushed by a flying tim
a:i almost unrecognizable
Vh- property damage ! $40,000, not
Including teleplione lines.
At the Itnlay place two cows stood
peacefully In the barn while the
greater part of the structure was
whisked from over them. Each cow
lost one horn in the storm and sus
tained no other injuries.
Advices from Tamora. Stap:ehurst, j
Waco, Bee and I'tica, west of Seward, I
fay those towns were out of the track
of the storm last night. Wires to Mc
Cool Junction are still down.
Million Dollar Eufalo Fire.
Buffalo. S. Y.. May !5.-Fire this af
ternoon destroyed the mammoth Erie
elevator. Ohio and Louisiana streets.
700.000 busbels of grain, the south end
of the New York Central freight house, ,
a score of box cars and the fire house
of the flreboat Potter. The losa will
CLERK OF HOTEL
ROBBED OF S125
Chicago, 111.. May 15. A lone rob
fcsr entered the Drexei Arms hotel at
daybreak, slugged the night clerk with
a black jack and escaped with $125,
Harvty JJunt. a negro bell boy. was
taken in custodjr. None of the gtiests
THE WEATHER )
Forecact Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne,
Fair tonight and Friday; cooler to
night, with moderate winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 66; maxi
mum yesterday, 62; lowest last night,
Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 10 miles.
Precipitation in last 24 hours, .53
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 100,
at 7 a. m., $9.
Stage of river at 7 a. m., 6.3, no
change in 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening star: Siitum. Morning
stars: Mercury. Jupiter. Mars. Venus.
Minor (Lesser Bean, is due north of
zenith, midway between It and the
IN RAILWAY GAR
St Louis, Mo., May 15. Frederick
V. Humes, member of the Merchants'
exchange and a broker representing a
The train was coming from Kansas
City. As it was nearing the union sta
tion here a Pullman porter heard a
shot in the toilet room. Forcing the
door, he found Humes dead. He left
here Tuesday for Cape Girardeau and
Jefferson City. He told his wife he
was a party to law suits at those
WORK OF SENATE
Washington, D. C. May 15. -There
was a wrangle in the senate today I
over whether the tari? bill or
ivf i ii re&uiuuuu lur au nitcLUKaiuii
of the West Virginia coa" strike siua-
tlon should have tiia richi of way.
Kern finally agreed to ilef ?r tlir. rd - o -
lutlon until 5 o'clock. An .igretn.t nt
to vote on the questim tf puh'.ic
hearings after five uou-s" debute was
about to be made by urnnimoi'.s -or.
sent when Senator - Wllll.ii.i Alckn
Smith blocked it.
"The attitude of the other side of
the chamber," said he, "is so arbi
trary in this matter I do not feel it
calls for any generosity from this
The debate was then resumed on
the Penrose-La Follette amendment to
a motion to refer the bill to lht fiu-
ance committee. This amendment
was to instruct the committee to gle
President Wilson emrhasized in a
talk with correspondents he had abso
lutely no intention of compromising on
the wool or sugar schedules, but he
ctood firmly behind the tariff bill as
passed by the house.
COBB, IF INJURED,
GETS S10 A WEEK
Lansing, Mich.; May 15. Should Ty
Cobb, world's champion batsman, be
Injured while under contract to De
troit he will be entitled to only f 10 a
President Navin of the Detroit club
notified the industrial board of his in-
J tention to place all his players under
the provisions of the state workmen's
compensatlcn law. Cobb Is supposed
to draw $2,000 a month. If injured he
would receive his full salary while on
l the bench, but under the state law ni8
, , . . .
salary would not be paid.
The law provides when an employe
is disabled be must be paid an amount
equal to one-half his weekly wages,
no, to exceed $10 a week.
Flagler Nearing End.
Jacksonville. Fla., May 15. The
death of Henry M. Flagler, the rail-
iroad magnate, HI at Palm Beach for
several weeks. Is momentarily expect
ed, according to President Parrott of
the Florida East railroad.
2 CHICAGO BILLS
PASS THE SENATE
Springfield. III., May 15. By a vote
i of 33 to 0 the senate passed the
amendment to the Juul law-, and the
Chicago tax bill, as it is known, will
become effective as soon as the gov
ernor attaches his signature, which
will be without delay.
Mayor Carter Harrison and Corpo-
ration Counsel H. Sexton of Chicago
occupied seata in the senate press
gallery during the final debate over permitting Lake Forest university to
concurrence In the house amendment, change its method of electing trustees
They expressed great pleasure at theUo.lt may take advantage of the Car-
final outcome of the fight that has
kept them in Springfield for a num
ber of weeks. The senate also con-
curred in the house amendment to
senat bill 146 (Clark) amending thejE. Downey of Indiana today took the
law in relation to a park police pen-; oath as controller of the treasury'- The!
sion fund. Both bills were of great ' position it one of the most powerful
Importance to Chicago. ; in the federal service. '
WET AND DRV
BILLS UP FOR
Final Fight in Illinois
House to be Staged
REACH AN AGREEMENT
County Option Measure Offered
by Cleary Gets Death Blow
in the Senate.
Springfield, 111.. May 15. Working
under an agreement entered into by
the chairmen of the wet and dry com
mittees, the house today advanced
both salcon and antl-saioon measures
to a third reading. The final wet and
dry fight is a special order in the
house for Wednesday nest.
The dry bill, creating a four-mile
zone around the University of Illinois,
at the top of the calendar on second
reading, was the first bill called up by
Chairman Wilson of the temperance
committee, who explained that an
agreement was arrived at between
himself and Chairman Curran of the
liberal committee for the advancement
of the wet and dry bills.
BROWNE IX rROTEST.
"You cannot make any such agree
ment with me or for me," said Browne,
and he moved to strike the enacting
clause from the bill. "An agreement
of th's kind would be all right in an
ordinary bill, but this I regard as an
toxceotion I nrtrr this h i
-. T1 i . . .
pa't. vi D.uuuiiugion wouia oe except-
e(j 0y reason
of the state normal
'school at Normal, the two towns being
(about four miles apart."
, Wilson insisted the bill did not ap-
'ply to any state school other than the
j University of Illinois.
Browne persisted in his object'on,
land Wilson finally agreed to let the
bill remain on second reading until an
amendment can be prepared making
it certain the bill will not annlv to
Browne also objected
to advancement of house bill 475,
which prohibits the sale of liquor with
in 200 feet of a church or hospital,
and Chairman Wilson agreed to let it
pass over without advancement until
Kleeman and Browne objected to
advancement of house bill 596, pro
viding that no license to sell liquor
I shall be issued for a period of less
than three months, and it was not ad
vanced. Kleeman said it was the
most vital to cities and villages of all
the dry bills, because it set up the
principle of home rule. Chairman
Wilson finally agreed to let it go
over until Tuesday.
House bill 474. prohibiting the sale
of liquor at clubs and camps outside
of cities, was objected to by Foster,
and was not advanced, going over un
til next week.
Chalrma'n Wilson had not antici
pated objections by individual mem
bers after reaching an agreement
with turran of the wet committee, jar WOuld have exploded the dvna
and was prepared to fight for the ad- J mlte. within 75 yards of the railroad
vancement of his bill, a great many
house members with dry tendencies
The dry bills advanced included
nearly all on the calendar.
rOH'MY OITIO. BILL. KILLED;
County option was given a death
blow In the senate, when, on motion
of Senator Bailey of Peoria, senate
bill 629, a new county option bill, was
taken from the committe on constitu
tional amendments, to which it was
referred when introduced this morning
by Senator Cleary, and referred to the
committee on license and miscellany, j
The senate today concurred In i
hcuse joint resolution 21, extending
for two year the life of the commis
sion created two years ago to inves
tigate and codify the fire insurance
laws cf the state.
VOTIG MACHINE INQIIRY.
A bill appropriating $10,000 to meet
the expense of a commission to be
named ruder a houe joint resolution
to investigate the Chicago voting ma
chine deal failed to pass the house
today with an emergency clause.
Butts of Peoria, introducer of the vot
ing machine resolution, then moved
that the bill be placed upon its pass
age with the emergency clause
stricken out. On this roll call the
measure w-as passed. Without tne
emergency clause the money will not
be available until after July 1, next.
I ON CARNEGIE FIAD.
Among the bills passed by the sen-
ate today was senate bill 474 (Magill)
Downey Taket Office.
Washington. D. C, May 15. George,
BY BLOW UPS
Pittsburgh, Pa., May 15. Frequent
explosions of dynamite and powder
within the. last -ek - in wetern
Pennsylvania, Maryland .and West Vir
ginia, and attempts to explode heav
ily filled magazines, are causing an
xiety and an investigation is a pos
sibility. Since last Saturday close to a doz
en persons were killed, scores injur
ed, some fatally, much property ruin
ed, and hundreds so frightened that
J they fled from the vicinity.
Beginning last Saturday, when 500
sticks of dynamite exploded in the
magazine of the Sunshine xal mine,
resulting in the death of four and in
jury to a score, and ending yesterday
with the explosion of 1,700 pounds of
dynamite and 70 kegs of powder stor
ed in the magazine of the Consolidat
ed Coal company at Eichart, Md., in
which three we killed and a dozen
Injured, there seems to be an epidem
ic of such accidents, and a joint in-
i vestigation by three states is believ
Last Monday an attempt was made
to blow up a Brownsville-Uniontown
passenger train at Leckrone, Pa.
A track walker found nine sticks of
dynamite under the joints of a rail
n f tho Mnrnnirahpln pailrnaH Tllo
is located the plant of the Cameron
Powder company containing 20,000
pounds of powder and 500 pounds of
In a premature explosion of dyna
mite at Parkersburg Tuesday, five
men were blown into a stream while
One was drowned and the!
others were rescued unconscious.
Last night a miner's cottage at Col
liers, W. Va,, was blown to atoms by
the explosion of a keg of powder. One
man was killed and three hurt.
St. Louis, Mo., May 15. " Armed in
tervention by the United States is the
only thing in my judgment that w-iil
restore peace in Mexico," said Mis
sionary R. P. Mahon of Morelia,
Mexico, in an address before the
Southern Bap'ist convention today.
"I have been unable to return to
Mexico the last two months on ac
count of the revolutions and revolu
tions against revo.utlonists. The
country is in absolute chaos."
NEW GOOD ROADS
BILL IS REPORTED
Springfield, 111., May 15. Good roads
legislation began to move in the leg
islature today when the house com-
! mittee on good roads met and reported
ou. a committee bill which was sub-
stituted for the so-called Tice bill,
After having hearings for several
weeks, the committee drew up so
many amendments to the Tice meas-
ure that its members decided to send
out on the floor a committee bill.
The committee bill provides for
state aid to main roads of the state
and has other features on the bill as
reported to the assembly by the com
mission appointed by the 47th general
AT ART GALLERY
London, May 15. A machine con
sisting of a tin can filled with live
cartridges wrapped in a copy of the
Sulfragete and labeled "pills to break
windows of the national art gallery,"
was found during the night outside
Che national art gallery, which con
tains invaluable art treasures. In the
very center of London, on Trafalgar
square. No mechanism or detonator
connected the explosives, and the
"bomb" was quite harmless.
Six militant suffraget leaders and
a male adherent of the "cause"' wire
committed today for trial on charges
of conspiracy under the malicious
damage act All pleaded not guilty
and reserved their defense. Bail was
allowed ranging from $4,00u in the
cases of Miss Alice Lake, Miss Laura
Lennox and Mrs. Saunders, to $15,000
In the case of Chemist Clayton. Among
the exhibits presented by the police
against the militants was a suffreg-et
roll of honor entitled "Crimes Record
Book." Particulars of some 1,400 con
victions for suffraet outrages in
which 456 persons were co:.vicl'.'d.
were entered in tno book, v.b'.cli lso
recorded the amount of rionoy paid to
East Bourne, England, May 15.
Fire, apparently started by militant
suffragets, today seriously damaged
St. Anne's church. It burned the or
gan, but was discovered in time to
prevent the flames spreading to a val
uable picture of Christ being en
tombed. The picture was defaced, the
- .nr,i "Vntp" hrin? rratchH fn rpv.
Springfield, 111., May 15. Governor
Dunne today sent to the senate the
Nellie Carlin, Chicago, public guar
dian for Cook county, vice Mary Bar
John L. Brummerstedt, Effingham
county, member of the state board of
education, vice Bailey, term expired.
John A. Sweeney of Harvard, pub
lic administrator for McHenry coun
ty, vice Whittemore, resigned.
Francis M. Barton, Chicago,' mem
ber of the state board of examiners of
architects, vice Wheelock, term ex
pired. Bell Compelled to Connect.
LaCrosse, Wis., May 15. The Wis
consin railway commission ordered
that physical connection be made be
tween the local lines of the LaCrosse
j Telephone company, an independent
- ; concern, and the toll lines of the Wis-
consin Telephone company and the
American Telegraph & Telephone
company. The decision will give sub
scribers of the independent companies
the benefit of all the Bell toll lines. It
is said to be the first decision of the
kind la Uut United States.
Galcsburg. 111., May 15. William Cal
lahan, aged 50, a wealthy farmer, two
miles south of here, and Clyde Ranney,
74, were killed by lightning during a
storm last night.
Callahan was standing in the door of
a cow barn, and Ranney was leading
a horse to the stable. The horse also
GOMMY RILED BY
Chicago, May 15. President Comis
key of the White Sox wa3 enraged to
day when he learned tickets for I ranlc
Chance day had fallen into tho hands
of scalpers. He purchased tiiree from
a broker himself to be n.-tel in sraclii
the original owner. He warned the
public against purchasing from M'alp
ers, stating 30,000 ticKC-M wojld be
placed on sale at the ;)irk. lis stid
he would be able to tiv.cj many of
the seats "in the hands of scalpers,
as he was personally a3quain:ed with
over a thousand person's who pur
chased them, and he wauM have their
names published and bar them from
the park wherever it was shown they
had sold their reserved seat tickets to
Duluth, Minn., May 15. A "low"
northeaster that attained a velocity of
44 miles played havoc with boats en
tering and leaving the Duluth Superior
harbor today, and shipping here is in
bad condition. Canals are jammed
high with Ice which at many places is
piled to a depth of 12 feet. Outbound
i boats are held in canals and Incoming
; boats are compelled to anchor out
side, a dangerous feat because o: h!gn
VETS TO REUNION
Springfield. 111.. May 15. VlM-3
passpd by the house today:
House bill S8 Appropriating 5'JC
000 to defray the expenses of Tbt: M
llnois soldiers who attend the cuIp
bration of the battle of Gettysburg yt
Gettybburg, Pa., this year. Tn-s ?;ion
ey is to be expended by the Urar.d
Army of the Republic. It was pas.ir 1
with an emergency clause, ayes i!2.
nays 3. The three socialists. Madse
Maaon ana bteaman, votea against
the measure. Cries of "What's that?"
greeted the action of each as he vot
House bill 237 Appropriating $7,
000 to the state livestock board with
which to produce hog cholera serum.
House bill 418 Appropriating $2.
500 per annum to the Illinois Dairy- j
Officials Say Negotiations
Up to Present Are
SOLUTION IS EXPECTED
Governor Johnson Defends His
Decision to Sign Bill Passed
Washington, D. C. May 15. The
president will confer with Secretary
Bryan early tomorrow before the cab
inet meeting to draft a reply to the
formal protest of Japan against the
California land bill. A note will be
submitted to the cabinet and then de
livered to the Japanese ambassador.
Indications are the attitude ot the
federal government toward the legit
latlon itself, as well as. questions of
discrimination raised by Japan, will
be fully defined.
Toklo, May 15. The foreign office
is optimistic as to the outcome of the
controversy over the California legis
lation. A high official said: "Negotiations
between the United States and Japan
are progressing satisfactorily. We ex
pect to reach a friendly permanent so
lution of the difficulty."
( HIM) A IS NOTIFIED.
Washington, D. C, May 15. Gover
nor Johnson's decision to sign the Cal
ifornia anti-alien land bill, despite Ja
pan's protests, was unofficially com
municated today to Viscount Chinda,
Japanese ambassador, as a matter of,
information, with the understanding
that Secretary Bryan may later pre
sent Governor Johnson's answer offi
cially with such comment as he may
wish to make In behalf of the fed
eral government. Bryan Is in New
York and in his absence the subject
will be considered by Counsellor Moore
to have it ready for the secretary to
lay before the cabinet at tomorrow's
session, when an effort will be made
to reach a final determination on the
line of policy for negotiations wlta
WEEK BEIFOHE NEW MOVE.
When the ambassador has received
Bryan's formal communication it will
b3 necessary for him to communicate
with the foreign office at Toklo and .
receive instructions for preparing a
rejoinder, so probably a week will
elapse before another Btep is taken.
Interest has been excited by John
son's quotation of that part of the Cal
ifornia law which appears to limit his
action, so far as it recognizes Japan
ess rights to the existing treaty of
1911, and there is some speculation
as to whether that waB intended to
foreshadow a refusal on the part of
the California authorities to be bound
bt the stipulation of any treaty that
may hereafter be negotiated between
the United States and Japan that
wruld appear to be in conflict with,
tho provisions of the new law.
Sacramento, Cal., May 15. Express
ing his determination to sign the alien
land bill recently passed by the legis
lature. Governor Hiram W. Johnson of
California telegraphed to Secretary of
State Bryan late yesterday afternoon a
lengthy explanation of the position
taken by the legislature In passing the
The message was in answer to the
request telegraphed to the governor
by Secretary Bryan, at the direction
of President Wilson, that the bill be
"What I have tried to do In to set
forth California's case," the governor
said, commenting on his message.
"There lias been a most astonishing
lot of misrepresentation indulged in
by eastern newspapers, and 1 want the
public to know where we of Califor
TEXT OF GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE.
The text of the governor's message
"The Hon. William J. Bryan, secre
tary cf state, Washington, D. C: Your
very courteous telegram relating to
the alien land bill reached me late
Sunday night. I take it from our
conversation and your request made to
mc to withhold executive approval un
til opportunity was accorded for the
presentations from the federal govern
ment, that your message embodies
what it was your wish and the wish
of the president to say to us before
"In this response It Is my design to
present the situation from our stand
point and the views that actuated our
legislature in passing the bill and that
impel me to sanction It
For many years a grave problem.
l, i mUe understood in the east, has con.
fronted California; a problem the seri
ousness of which has been recognized
by statesmen In our nation, and has
been viewed with apprehension by the
people of 'this state.
ftlLWTION REALLY OLI ONE.
"When the present constitution of
California was adopted more than 20
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