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HIE BEE: OMAHA. FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1913.
IN SEWARD STORM
(Continued from Pngo One.)
cen nlantlne a Btiinll natch of corn
and was returning to tho house when
tho storm struck him. When ho was
killed his horses ran away and one
of them camo strolling down town
shortly after the storm had passed.
Mother Saves Children.
Mrs. August Schultz, whose hub
hand and 4-yeap-old daughtor wero
killed, snatched her two small chil
dren, Eleanore, aged 2 months, and
August, aged 2 years, ono under
each arm. The boy was torn from
her Vasp In the fury of tho storm,
hut she clung heroically to the baby
girt. Tho mother and baby wora
both somorwhat burned and scalded
In tho kitchen, while the boy re
ceived a broken arm and a hip
All tho dead bodies wore readllv
recovered within a few minutes when
rescuers got upon the ground. The
body of Mrs. David Hoover wos
hardest to find. The ruins of hor
home were soarohed to no avail. She
was finally uncovered from beneath
H pile of timbers and rubbish heaped
Vipon a woven wiro fence, nearly a
block, aw ay from hor home.
The body of Mrs. William Has
gingor won mutilated. The right
feide of her face was practically gono
tpnd all her limbs were broken.
The body of August Schultz was
(Sound with many burns, especially
lbottt tho. faco and head.
Balled to Reach Cavea.
Both Samuel Orim and It. Imlay
rjiad storm oaves prepared, but did
'jnot have time to get Into them. Mrs.
Umlay was killed and a nleco was In
jured. L. E. Ost of tho Burlington rail
road, and John Martz, superinten
dent of the city light and water
plant, were walking home together
Jwhen.the storm caught them. They
frere less than a hundred feet from
'whore Mrs. Wasserman was killed.
JPooh selected a stout tree and clung
Jo the trunks. Ost's tree was broken
jcff, but he clung to tho stump
JMartzB tree held firm. Both men
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Flgard sought
Jheir bosement. They took . thoir
two small children with them. Tho
fcarn was hurled upon the house and
the two buildings crushed in a hear
together. The family escaped, with
u slight injury to one of the chll-
Two cows were found standing
where a barn that had sheltered
them waB lifted away from them,
iina had lost a horn in the wreckage.
while the other still oarrUd thi
bleeding core of a horn -where the
phell "had been stripped away.
Will Not Ask Troops.
SheHf t John Glllan said early this
jnorning he was quite sure no suite
troops would be asked for to guara
'"That will be up to Mayor Calder
Ihls morning," he said, "but I urn
i.iiUa mirn no troops will be needed."
The entire volunteer fire deoart
.rnent of the town, consistlnK of
twenty men, were at once distributed
tho storm-swept district to
tuard. They rolled In their blankets
b,o thA lareest wreoked buildings
pnd rested beside the flan; of their
lanterns. The entire iown wuo ,
Last week Mrs. W. Q. Edmunds'
,,nni AfA following a sudden
JUnees. His widow mourned deeply
lor him and expressed a wish to Join
Jitm soon. Yesterday's storm claimed
w in lta list of fatalities. Sho was
ptruok by a flying timber and was
crushed into almost an unrecognlza
Mavor James Oalder announced
this morning that he "would ask for
p.o state troops and would Issue no
' of tho
X2T OUB DABEMSKT,
buys one of these most con
venient devices no turning
no dirt no muss.
our demonstrator will freeze
Zezwy X&nkc's Same
call for relief. "We Will handle the
situation through the city council,''
he said. "I shall put a force of men
and teams in the district this morn
ing to clean up the streets and pick
up the debris, and I believe we will
havo it clearod by, night."
The fact Is tho mayor had not evqa
soon tho extent of tho damage when
ho made this statement. His mother
was very ill Wednesday night, so ho
did not leave hor bodslde' to go to tho
Freaks of . the Twister.
Tho wind unroofed the Lutheran
college in Seward and heavy loss
was entailed to the institution by
the rain that followed In n deluge.
Two hundred people gathered at
a ban gamo on grounus directly in
the path of the storm were saved as
the game ended Just'bofore the storm
broke. The Seward State leaguers
were playing the All Na'tlouB toam.
Had the tornado swept tho ball
grounds, a little sooner, the loss of
life would have been great.
Appeal for Help.
Immediately following the tor
nado, an appeal for aid was sent to
Lincoln, Mllford and nearby towns
before the one remaining telephone
wire was lost. Physicians and un
dertakers left Lincoln on a freight
train for here at 10-. 30 o'clock to
night. Meanwhile tho sheriff depu
tized a corps of men to patrol the
tornado section and preveut harm or
loss to any . of the property in the
wreckage. One fire broke out, but
It was extinguished without heavy
Hail and Rain Follow Wind.
The tornado was followed in Sew
ard by a hail and rainstorm, which
added much to the already raiser
ablo condition of the sufferers. To
night the town was without lights
and search of the ruins was belns
made with lanterns,
Several of the business places not
injured . by the storm . were turned
into morgues and hospitals. Many
of those injured aro in a serious
condition and it is believed several
House Blown Into Hlver.
Near McCool Junction the fine
larm nome or 1 nomas Kiordan, a
wealthy farmer, was blown into the
Blue river some distance away. One
child was drowned, but other mem
bers of the family escaped with
bruises and a wetting.
A mile beyond a fa-mer whose
name was not given was struck by
lightning and killed.
The path of the tornado was from
a few hundred yards to half a mile
wide and cut a path fully fifty miles
long, in which were many fine, farm
houses and other buildings, Sev
oral reports have been received of
farmers In the field escaping the
Homes Left by Tornado
storm by prostrating themselves in
furrows of freshly plowed fields.
Mrs. Hoover, one of the killed was
blown out of the house and across
tho street, striking tho ground with
Motor Car in Storm.
LINCOLN, May 15. The tail end
of tho tornado cloud which wrecked
part of-Seward for a time enveloped
a Union Pacific motor car en route
from Wahoo to Lincoln. The car
was struck between Aghew .and
Raymond and for soveral minutes
rushed on through tho whlrllnR
wind, the passengers expecting to!
be hurled from the rails at any mo
ment. Thoy saw tho cloud forming and
noticed the whirling character of
the clouds. Suddenly It grow dark
and one of those in the car re
marked that tho cloud must 'iavo
divided and that all' danger was
passed. Scarcely had they .mseu
to worry before the storm str irk.
Glass was blown from one side
of the car and one of the passengers
was severely cut across the foro
head. He was supposed to have
been quite seriously hurt and imme
diately upon arrival in Lincoln was
placed under the care of the com
pany's surgeon. C. H. Worrell of
Wahoo was cut by glas and a small
particle was embedded In his right
leg. Other passenKers .received
minor injurios from thVsanie cause.
Instead of stoppJngtheCBr the
motorman drove stci'dlly on at a
opeed of twenty-five miles an hour.
It was dark and the passengers sat
silent, fearing that they would leave
the track at any Instant As Boon
as thoy had emerged from the tor
nado they found themselrcs in a
Strip of Territory Tito Mllea I.onit
YOIUC, Neb., May 15. A late message
today from the path ot the tornado west
of Tamora Indicates greater prpperty
losses than was at first Indicated In
A Htrlp of country two miles long and
almost a half-mile wide southwest ot
McCool, was hard hit. Every building
waa demolished. The same waa true Im
mediately east of Itluevale. In some In
stances families remained In the build.
lngB but escaped without serious Injury.
At tho country home of Edward I)lum,
west of Bluevale, a large barn waa lifted
from lta foundation and twisted Into
splinters. Several horses were killed.
The loss of stock will be great.
xne usual rreaKs or a tornado were
not absent In last night's storm. On
Bomo of the highways of McCool, the
wind scooped up vaat ohunke of earth
and left large holea In the roads. The
same was true In field. Furniture In
tho wreoked homes waa carried away by
tho fierce gale.
in places cattle and hogs were carried
over fences on to other farms. On the
farm ot Alton Slonak outhwest of
McCool. a horse was carried by the
wind vera! hundred feet and droppedj
Into a wagon: another horso on the same
farm was found on tho top of a haystack
with lta hoad downward. At tho homo of
Mrs. Thomas Illordan, near McCool, a
nail was driven Into 'the back of Mrs.
Rlordan. Her two children were bruised.
This home was blown Into the Blue
river. While clutching a telephone polo
In McCool, Mat Graham's rlcht arm waa
HEAVY DAMAOI2 AT M'COOL
niK 'Warehouse of Mnraliall Ilros. la
mown Do it n.
YORK, Neb., May 15. (Special Tele
gram.) Tho etorm at MoCool Junotlon,
ten miles south of this city, yesterday
afternoon, blew down the walls of Mar
shall nrothers' large warehouse, In course
of construction, entailing a loss of $1,000.
Quite a number of small buildings were
No one was killed. Mat Graham, who
had one arm broken, was the only one
The loss through the country will be
very heavy, but owing to all telephone
lines being down, there Is no way at pres
ent of getting definite report of losses.
A Huilden (Jollnpse
of stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels Is
most surely prevented with Electric Hit
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TWO HURT AT SCOTTS BLUFF
Victims of Tuesday Night's Storm in
MANY HOUSES ARE DESTROYED
1111 ItrntK Dohii l,ion thr Homeless
and Molhrr In Srrtouslr t't
Whitr Prolactins; Her
SCOTT'S m.rt'FH. Neb.. My lR.-(8pe.
clal TelKranv)-DetniU of tho tornsUo of
Tuesday are nurd to obtain. The Scott s
Hluff table eatt of the city wai the hard
est hit. and In nine mllea many houaes
were blown down and nearly every barn
a wrecked. The property loss will ex
N, A. Nelson, found unconscious on tho
prairie and reported killed, wns brought
to the city and refrained consciousness
last evening-. He probably will die.
Henry lleln, wife and child are In the
Midwest hospital, all badly beaten by
the hall, after their house and barn had
been destroyed. The mother waj seriously
Injured while protecting her bnby, which
received a few bad cute Mrs. lleln may
The Russians lately broUKht to tho
beet fields, are severe auffereni, Their
frail houses were torn from over them
and their possessions scattered, all being
left exposed to tho fury of tho storm.
Mesdamas C. A. Morrill and J. F. Wil
liams bave a relief fund well started and
are supplying clothes and food to thn
Two and one-fifth Inches of tain fell.
FinST KSTIMATK A It IE TOO LOW
Dntnaer o Property- nt Serrnrd Will
rirnoh Flftr Thonannd.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
BHWAnn, Neb.. May .-(8peclal Tel
egram.) A survey of tho tornado-swept
district by daylight reveals much greater
losses than were at first thought. While
Is Is estimated that the housea totally de
stroyed represent a loss of some IJ5.O0O,
It Is estimated that those Just outsldv
the main path have suffered loss to the
extent of another 123,000. There are per
haps some fifty of these homes.
President Joel Tlshtie of the First Na
tlonal bank said at noon: "I believe .t
will take 100,000 to repair thn damnie. It
is as bad as the Omaha tornado In pro
portion to the sire of the town."
Mr. Tlshve aald he did not know of a
single loser who carried tornado Insur
"No doubt there are some who did,"
he said,, "but they are probably not
Whtlo Mayor Colder organised a law
band of workers to clean up debris they
have made little visible progress and
Mayor Calder has revised his estimate
that they would havo the debris cleanud
up by Thursday evening.
"They will do well to have It cleaned
up by July 4," wns the remark of many
who went over the territory In the morn
The Commercial club will hold a meet
Ing this ovenlng to decide what steps
shall be taken toward rellet work.
Dick Coleman, an old colored man, who
lived alone, was completely burled be
neath the debris of his ruined home.
When relief parties arrived they found
him Just crawling out of tho wreckage
with a mmber of small bruUes and cuts.
John Rtter with his wife and baby
took refuge' in1 tho shallow curbing' of a
well whence they emerged safe after the
storm to find their home practically de
stroyed. HTOKM FOIIMS NBAR OHAFTOJV
Extrnslvr Snmngr to Farm Prnp
Ent of Tamora,
YORK, Neb., May U. Traveling a dls
tanco of more than forty mites and cut-1
ting a swath from forty rods to a halt
mile wide without loss of life Is the
record of last night's tornado between
Grafton and Tamora, according to mes
sages received here this morning.
There was no loss of life until tho
storm hit east of Tamora. Conservative
estimates made here place the property
damage of the storm west of Tamora at
more than $1,000,000, It was reported last
night that an Infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Illordan, whose home near
McCool was blown Into the Dlue rivet,
was killed. This was contradicted this
morning. Mrs. Rlordan and her two
children, were hurt, but their Injuries are
Several farmers and their families liv
ing between McCool and Tamora were
injured, but not fatally. Several escaped
by taking refuge In storm caves. Some
who were caught while at work In the
fields escaped by lying down In plow
furrows. The storm rose and dipped at
more or less regular Intervals. The cloud
waa Pi maas of blackness of the usual
tornado proportions. In places large
who owns one of these
barns and housea were riddled into kind
ling wood, lla formation north of Graf.
ton was rather slow, and farmers for
miles watched It with much anxiety.
TAMO II A ANI L'TICA MISST.D
Mnnr Farm llonaea Hast of Seirnrd
Are Mown Dotrn.
HKWAUD. Neb., May 15.-(8pedol
Telegram.) From reports reaching Pur-
llngton headquarters here none of the
neighboring towns waa actually In the
path of the tornado that swept Seward
Wednesday evening. Telegrams received
here state that the path lies some wo
mites south of Utlca and Tamora and
that at those places the path Is In h
northeasterly direction. The storm
crossed the Uurllngton tracks half way
between Tamora And Seward, demolish
ing telegraph and telephone poles and
wlrea for a distance of two miles. It
struck the Clermantown line half way be
tween Qermantown and Seward and rut
down halt a mile of poles, it missed Oer-
mantown one-half mile on the north.
Approaching Seward, tho tornado began
destroying farm hulldlngs as far an four
miles out of Bewanl. The home of I.ovl
Hafer, an old resident of this county.
some four miles due west of Bownrd,
was demolished and the outbuildings de
stroyed. No one was Injured. The reol-
dence of Mr. Hater's son, Rimer, alio
was wrecked. The buildings at the farm
house of J. V. Hull southeast of Tamora
were wreaked, with no loss of Ufa or
Injury to persons.
Tnrm Due Raat.
East of Seward the tornado again prao
tlcally fotlowed r section line for over
three miles. It struck the farm rent
denoe of Leonard Holsteln one and one-
half miles east of town and praotlcnlly
demolished all the buildings. One wing
of the house was completely ripped away
from the rest of the house and the
roof was praottcally all uncovered. The
outbuildings were laid low. The resldense
of Henry Kruegar one mile east of
town was partially wreoked. The born
was crushed, covering fifteen head ot
cattle beneath timbers, debris and hay.
Tho cattle were extrloaUd and alt but
one calf were saved. Bom of the horass
After leaving the Holsteln plaoe the
storm seemed to Jump nearly a mile as
no debris Is to be seen until the restdenoe
of Claude Tipton Is reached. Here the
barn was destroyed. The tornado leaped
over the home of Frank Tipton, sr., and
his son, Frank Tipton, Jr., all ot whom
are large farmers.
Hoy Bnvea I'sMengrr Train.
Frank Tipton, jr., living three mllea east
of Seward Jumped Into the middle of the
Uurllngton track In a cut east of Seward
shortly after the tornado and by waiv
ing his coat wildly stopped Uurllngton
train No. SI from crashing Into a dozen
telegraph poles that obstructed the track.
The engineer snut down as rapidly as
possible, but before he got the t'aln
completely stopped the engine had
plowed through the poles and had thrown
them from the track.
Had the train crashed Into the poles at
full speed It Is thrdught It would cer-
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talnly havo been wrecked. The train runs
between Lincoln and Columbus and car"
rled some 300 passengers.
Young Tipton walked up to the brake
man after tho tmln stopped. "I don't
know whether this was the right thing to
do or not." he apologised.
"It certainly was," the brakeman- re
plied. "We are mighty glad you flagged
us. Tou probably saved up a good many
KIJOIDNK T. I.IK.1 IS ON OnoVND
Ascent nf Itrtl Cross Soclctr took
(From a. Staff Correspondent.)
SRWAP.D, Neb., May 16.-(Special Ti-egram.)-rl5Kno
T. Lies, representative
of the National led Cross society, ar
rived from Omaha at noon. Ho chancd
to be In Omaha In connection with the
relief work there when the newa of lh
Seward disaster reached htm. Ho Is
going over the field this afternoon and
says he Is ready to make any reeoni
mendatlon to the Ued Cross for relief
funds that the case may warrant. Ac
edmpanylng Mr. Ues were two trained
nurses. Miss Florence Clark and Miss
Seward's Mayor Says
He Does Not Need
Seward thinks It will not need help.
Messages to J. M. Guild, commissioner
ot tho Commercial club, from the mayor
of the town deolare there aro only twriv?
houses totally destroyed, entailing a loss
of $40,000, and that the sufferers at
mainly those who can lake care of
themselves, About six families, the mca
sages say, need help, and the little town
can take care of them.
Plans had lif.en made to call a speLtul
session of the Commercial club to ar
range for sending aid to the sufferers of
Seward, but since the reassuring mes
sages have coma In, the plans weie
abandoned. The club, ns well a the
city, however. Is In readiness to rend
aid If It Is called for.
Uesldes the total destruction of homcn
there are only twelve that were partially
damaged. None of tho business lntltu
tlons or stores waa hurt, leaving tin
losera with their employment.
The mayor of Seward will send fut
ther Information to the Omaha Com
mercial club later.
Messagen from McCool declare theifl
was no one hurt there.
Half Century In Holiool rtnoiu.
STBLLA, Neb., May 16. (Special.) Tho
Cornell district aohool south of Stella
closed with a surprise dinner party at
the school house for tho teacher, D. D,
Houtz of Verdon. Mr. Houtx has been
re-elected at Cornell at a. salary of (S0 a
month, and next year will make his fif
tieth year of public school ti.achlng. In
tho pioneer days Mr. Houtx wns county
superintendent of public Instruction In
for an agency.