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THE WEATHER FORECAST.
Unsettled to-day and to-morrow; probably rain; brisk shifting winds. Detailed weather reports will be found on pige 15. tut VOL. LXXX. NO. 206. NEW YORK, TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 1913. Copyright. 1513. by St Prlslitij; "l I'ublhMng Aocitttion. l0 CENTS. WALDO CALLS OUTSIDE HELP Private Detectives Twice Sent to Keep Tabs on Dwyer. KS PI O N A G E IS It KSV M E 1) Whitman Aid Shadowed . in Hope of Discrediting Administration. OHPKKI-.n KltOM THE TO? J fiiit. Tunney Denies Sendinp; Men to Wnteli District. At torney's ('tillers. uns said hy a man in the con fMmce of Police Headquarters yester d.i that Capt. Thomas ,1. Tunney, In rommand of the Headquarters detec-i t vps who are assigned to the four precincts of John V. Dwyer s rotirm , I ' Inspection district, has hepn shadowing Assistant District Attorney .lames K. r'mith off nnd on ever since District A'torney Whitman sent Smith out to (tpt evidence of police grnft soon after the ptrsent inquiry was begun last ' f 'immer. It was 5ald that tho shadowlnR of FmKh wns ordered In the hope of learn ing ximethlnR that would discredit him nnd throiiRh him District Attorney Whitman. The esplonnse on the Assistant Dis trict Attorney, which hepnn soon after tho Kosenthnl murder, continued for everal weeks, Tunney devoting prac tically all hi? time to that task. In this period, It was said, he was recelv ltiR assistance from n man of Influence fit Police Headquarters. Later when Interest In (rrnft became centred In Harlem, the detectives watchlni; Smith wern called off. nut recently, with the turnlnR of the attention of the Dis trict Attorney to the old nnd new Ten derlotns, the trailers were put at work eualn. Capt. Tunney called at The Sun ertlce yesterday and denied that he had had anything to' do with the shadowing of Inepector Dwyer, whose call on Dis trict Attorney Whitman on last Wednes day night was followed on Friday by the transfer of two lieutenants, a nTKcant and ten patrolmen of Dwyer's naif t'apt. Tunney said that he owes t.nthlntf to Wlnfleld H. Shcchan, Com missioner Waldo's secretary, for his present detail In the department, and reiterated that lie had had nothing to do with shadowing Dwyer. The captain was asked If he knew who had followed Dwyer to Mr. Whit man s home and reported the visit to .... Headnuarters. He said that he d'l n.it. Asked who besides himself w'th laughter, nnd dignity was forgot-r-R.i 'he power to order detectives In his i ten. tr. met to follow Dwyer. he said: "II "Ho foozled hi drive somewhat." cm! answer that question." Justice Pitney, tho golfing member of irdcrs to detectives, if they do not ' th( court, remarked, r ine from their Immediate ntllcers, ! n.,isi , ..me stra ght from Headquarters, , miii ni j ivauiiutii iui a vaiciua. ' apt Tunney '"as asked If he had fn'nw.d Assistant District Attorney 'mit'i .a tho latter's trips Into the upper j TcKi.rl.iln. He would not deny that , h.i.l. and his attitude gave the im- lr. is.i.n that the story of espionage was f 10 r ,e present watching of Dwyer by m. n n legod to be acting under orders f".m pull..' Heud(tiarters Is not the "t t me Soon after Dwyer began to ri wheels and tnhles out of gambling y s and after he had put policemen :n fi .nt of such houses and In front of i nem houses of questionable char " ' no espionage began. A l.tter uas received by Mayor nay 's'' '.ending Dwyer about this time, "1 i nvato detectives In addition to m. mii.ii (if the police force specially '.'I f..r the purpose were employed b h.-'h ..lIlclalH in the Police Depart ni"' ' i look Into Dwyer's activities. I!, i" t' h weio made by these detec 1 " nn.l they were called off after i' tn. ir four weeks. Not long after v.nd hwyep was put under surveillance. d time. Jn this occasion the de '''... watching the inspector were ii ..!..,) (,, lepnrt the names of all per - ' - u 'ti whom he talked. Then the i". ' r was sent for by Commissioner il. .mil questioned us to his ac 1 ii '. with a gambler whom 'i had known for yearn and to tn in- had talked In the street, i in all tlie detective reports I iinythlng to the discredit of ami again he was left alone 'bin a few weeks, when It be- 1 n that he was assisting the I' . ttorney. Then the survell-jcome renewed, with the result that ' ii to go to Whitman's home, ' i ' h his staff was taken from i - at Police Headquaiters re 1 1 ' h.ie knowledge of the politics 1. pai tment, wild yesterday that ' ng away of his men ought to -i-'.n to Iiwyer not to try to hold 'i..r nf tho District Attorney nnd I'" re Commissioner at the same ' "f Influence outside the Po I" ii.u itnent, when told of this, ex--1 .1 wonder that u policeman of . tomtit r.iuld not bo on friendly "h the District Attorney with- "Lingering his friendly relations ' o head of the Police Department. 1. lis were made nt Police Head ru rs jesienlay, on authority wip 1 ' to leprnsept the views of Coin "iier Waldo himself, that Wlnfleld ' echun hud anything lo do with i.idowlng of Dwyer. Denial was (dsn tluil Iiwyer was being shad ith the knowledge of Headquar ""I such reports worn character- ' "loo absurd to discuss." This CtoiiJriMcd on fourth l'agc. FRLEDMANN PATIENT DIES. lUtrnnder In Serlont CoiiiIIiImii When He I'nlereil llelletue. One of the patients treated by Dr. Frledmnnn with his tuberculosis nil. I til iv illt'il yesterday afternoon lit Hollo- vtio Hospital. The Injection was given last Friday. He wan Frederick Ostrnnder, 41 yearn I nlil, who lived lit M4 West 122d street. nix i.i tiie nrst ilciitli among 1 1 1 patients treated hy tr. Frledmnnn In New York ..mil more than 250 treated In thin ooun I try. ' Mr. Ostrandor was taken lu llollcvuc In a private ambulance Hi u very seri ous condition, lie was suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis and tuhcrcu 1 wli of the kidney, tine kidney had linen removed hy an operation. The case was presented to Dr. Fried maim at Friday's clinic on the kire hope that his treatment might save u ! life. The case was regarded as almost hopeless. Dr. Frlcdmunn made no nit 1 Jectlon lo receiving Ostraiidrr with the ! other cases. One of the officials of Uellevue said last night that he did not think the in- Joctlon of the Friedmann culture hail anything to do with Mr. Ostrnnder's . death, lie was ur.rnilo when brought to the hospital, he said. POPE GRANTS AN AUDIENCE. I'li Iclatis Permit New Nnnrlo to tnln In See Pontiff. Sprtinl CiUr llfp.ilr, lu Tun Si v ItoMK. March 21. Prof. Marchlafava and the other physicians in attendance on the Pope made an exception to-day land allowed hlttl in irrnnt ii Mtieotnl .. . r . . i audience til the new lltmrli. til Ktinln I MKr. Itagoncsl, who Is on his way to I Madrid to succeed Mgr. VIco, who has heen made a Cardinal, Despite the Improvement In the pon tiff's condition his physicians have for- l.l.lrtAn ltt. ... ,. thl. .......1.1 ,,, ,,, 1 .,,,, ..,,,, In his weakened condition, The Pope will not hold any further audiences until April 4, His depression has Increased since he learned of the death of Cardinal Itesplghl last Satur day. DARK HORSE FOR ST. JAMES'S. Prraldrnt'a Krlrndu Predict Selec tion of Mnn "ot .Mentioned. Washington, March 24. Close friends of President Wilson predict that he will appoint as Ambassador to the Court of, m. jumo-ss a man wno nas noi neen mentioned publicly for the post. The White House has announced Dr. Chnrles W. Kllot's declination of the Ambassadorship. Men who havo heen mentioned for the post are Thomas Nelson Pago of Virginia, cx-Gov. Francis 'of Missouri, William Church Osborn of New York and Judge Gray of Delaware. DIGNITY LOST IN HIGH COURT. "(irt Do it n to Dmlnru," Order nnlllfT, Who Koran! Mnn, W8H1noton, March 14.- "Draw nigh and get down to business" yelled the bailiff of the Supremo Court In a loud voice to .Justices and attornes when court convened at noon to-day. De spite long practice he had forgotten the regular: "Draw nigh nnd give your attention." Chief Justice White started to cnucKle. men tne entire court snooK JJQPE FOR ALIENS NEARLY GONE . mpnt hUrrn I'lnn .Mertlnn of Pro (rat, It In nrpnrtcd. rtlcHMONii. March 24. Hope for Floyd and Claude Allen is practically aban doned to-night, although the attorneys will fight for the younger man until the last moment. It Is rumored to-night thai sympathiz ers are planning n meeting Wednesday afternoon in the Capitol square to pro test against Gov. Mann's refusal to Commute the sentence of Claude Allen. Cooler heads are urging that the pro posed demonstration be alxindoned. If it Is attempted the Slate militia may be called out to check them! Luther I.. Scherer of the prison direc torship delivered to the Aliens the re port of the refusal of the I'nlted States Supreme Court to grant their plea. They heard the report without showing emo tion. SAVED BY WOMAN'S QUICK WIT. .Sop Klrvatrd Train Within Knar Feet nf Fallen Man. A quick wilted woman saved the life of Abel Crave of 2799 Klghth nvenue last night when he reached for his hat and fell to the tracks at the northbound station of the Ninth avenue elevated road at 125th street. As Crave, bruised and bewildered, was trying to regain his feet a train was coming Into the station. The woman ran t. tho station door, picked up a red nntern standing there and waved It frantically until she saw the trnln to n stop. Her warning enabled the motonnnn to apply the brakes In time to clear Crave by about four feet The station ngent called a policeman to pull Crave back to the platform nnd during tho confusion tho woman dls appeured. $66,400 TO KILL MOSQUITOES. I.edrrle I'llinn War of Kitrrmlnatlnn Here and In Brnnkljn. Health Commissioner I.ederlo asked the Flnnnco Committee of the Hoard of Aldermen yesterday for a JCG.400 appro priation for mosquito extermination In (irealcr New York. If tho appropria tion Is granted $25,000 will go to Hrook lyn, where tho citizens aro willing to raise an equal amount by popular sub scrlptlon to rid themselves of mos quitoes. The Park Hoard decided yesterday upon n scheme for Pelham Hay Park which will servo n similar purpose. The . .1 , ..... . na. t,l.lu . . loam .ir.wu ... ""'"'""" 1r.11n.11g ue "" rn"' V ",, ' A. -n Seven houses owned by Fred Hons The awards will be mado curly In April. I ,,, ,,, ,, , ... ..,...,.1 . .1 ,., , ... that nrrr inlt, at sprnrrr'i, 7 Mililtn l.ne. ,1dr. 3 1 1 DEAD, OMAHA CYCLONE KILLS 15 IN TERRE HAUTE 200 Injured, Scores of Houses Wrecked nnd Daiune Is -More Thnn 91,000,000. aX STOPPED FATAL FIItK Victims ltenioved in Vans While Militinincu (iiinnl I'ropcrty Froni Looters. Terre Havte, Ind.. March 24. Fifteen known dead, 200 Injured, scores of them mortally; five missing and Jl.000,000 In property destroyed Is the record of tho tornado that struck 'this city last night, ploughed Its way through the factory district for a distance of three miles, cutting a swath two blocks wide and leaving wrecked homes iind factory buildings in its path. For two weeks before the storm fell thero was a close atmosphere, with oc casional heavy rainfalls. Then sud denly last night the lightning (lashed and loud peals of thunder followed. The tornado ado seemed to spring out of i estern part of the city as If the southw It came from the swollen waters of the I Wabash lllver. It first smashed Into ' Gardentown, a suburb of the city, where , a great many working people live, and every building In Its path crumpled ' down before It The lightning crashen , Into building after building, setting many of them on lire. tinny Hurled I'mlrr WrrrLoir. In the streets were tangled masses of twisted electric wires splutterln ring I who I out warnings of death for those at the first alarm had rushed in to res- cue i!iii?e I-.IUJ nan i"-vi ipuinu ......... nnd a host of volunteers struggled I through the debris, sidestepping the live wires that had been torn from their fastenings. The ht.ivy downpour of rain e.Milt- gulshed many llres. and the city of ( Terre Haute was thereby sated from destruction by tire The large (Jreen wood public school was shuttered and torn. The tornado, like a huge auger, bored Into the roof and tore the shingles and rafters away nnd every window was hurled from Its casing. This building was later converted Into a hospital nnd a morgue. Slreprrn lliirlrd From Bed". In many Instances death came to those who were asleep in. their beds I when their homes collapsed about them. . " .. ..... ...- tt,.i 1 in nwier r uses i.,.- ...... : lll IIS 11 .' hlUIH in,,.,..-. ...... either to death or to terrible Injury. Some were thrown more than a nun- dred feet. Above the roar of the wind and the rattle of the rain could be heard the screams of frantic women nnd chll- iron. The scenes were pitiful. Men ,..t ..-i.on wore looklnir for loved ones. and when a lorn and mnngled form was il-.i ri.r.i tho dolirls ii woman's hhrl(.u W()lllll ,n the story of n lost one found. Charles Chailwlek. a fi year old lioy, owes his escape to tho fact that he left home, on the absence of his parents, to go to a moving picture show. Ho was found walking nlong .South Fifth street after the storm, but his homo could not be found, as It had been blown nway. TT(i Story Moose Carried Away. Mrs. Sarah Mason and Miss Hose Mason were able to cmwi out of their house after It hud collapsed. They wero only slightly hurt. At the home of Mrs. John Wnde, a two story house, fire started from tho overturning of an oil lamp. Mrs. Wadn turned back long enough to put out the (lames before leaving the place, Paul Olson was on the second floor of tho houso when the wind picked It up and cnrrled It away. Ho fell two stories Into the basement, and his ear was cut off n the descent. nn.l,, r. ..,' ..... .... ,,,11, in, fin in ....vol... iv ........ ...... r.,ii.. noiiy Continued on Second rage. IBaflEiSMflVKa W ada iMIBhPHkBiahhI9IB !jv'aaTaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai mm A laTariaiaaaaTfc TBBtrMiti araaaai il .HB ..acBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBaflaBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBaairaBa k 'jLtX-LLW m .BmflBlBBBBBBBa99"aBBBBBBBBBBafaBBBBBBBBBiaBKaa3aBaBBBKBnaaB ' jutw&fSSmWt111' " "-'"'"ii 1 ,000 HURT SUFFERS MOST: CYCLONE TAIL HITS Read.GM.t-iis1-.S.eck-io'n.. Most Destructive Storms in the U. S. in 75 Years. St. Louis, May 27, 1896; 300 lives lost and properly to the value of , $12,000,000 destroyed. Galveston, September 8, 1900; 9,000 lives lost; a West Indian hurricane. Louisville, March 27, 1890; 1 13 j persons were killed and $2,500,000 in property destroyed. Adams County, Miss., May 7, 1840; j 317 lives lost. Same County, June, 1842; 500 lives lost. WIRES PARALYZED BY STORM. Tclrcrnph anil Trlephnne I.lnra Arc lladlr (.'rippled. About 5,000 telegraph nnd telephone poles were blown down In the region lying within 100 miles nf Chicago. All the great trunk lines that connect the F.ast and West by way of Chicago were unworkable through all of Sunday night. The city of Omaha was entirely cut off until fi:4.i yesterday morning, New York time At that hour the American Telephone nnd Telegraph Company re established one line. It was used by the I'nlted Press, nnd until about noon it carried whatever news that 11 nil Ifll .I llrt 11 l 1 in-.ir. ...... . out of the wrecked city. At about camo .. .. . i . i,.--t 1 . V. I 1 ociock i.owi me 1 osiui aim Western I'nlon comnanles heard from .(lr,,ni,. ,i i, nti-.ht t,...i.. in.m i '" r. through, although not with the usual t (iespatch. M.Tny wires are still down. 1 it win take about tn days to tiring communication back to normal. There was a shrrt time on Sunday night when Chicago was also silent. The Western Pnlon fixed up a connection by way of Memphis, but presently the Hooding Mississippi destroyed that toj. lly noon yesterday, each company was hearing from Chicago over about half a dozen wires .t no time was telegraphic service between the Hast and the Pacific coast t., ,,(r. i,ut messages had to go away iirnunii uy way 01 iiirmiiiKiiain nini j om, r.-spect the companies were luy. xhey had sent about 1.000 men tn Chicago and thereabouts to rpalr the damage done by the big sleet storm f M,irr 21 Tlmv had nenrlv eom- iMv,i tlln joll ani, wr,r(, espocting to have all connections re-established by to-morrow when the big wind came along. It undid their repair work, but there were these 1,000 men on hand and ready to do all their patching over again. $228,000 LOSS IN MILWAUKEE. Illir SKn Crush tn Street l.orrrr Level t'n.trr Water. . Mn.WAfKEE, March 24. Damage es timated nt J22S.000 was done by the (""" ' wind storm that swept Milwaukee this I morning. Five of the six coal conveyors of the St. Paul and Western Coal Com pany went down almost simultaneously. It will he weeks before the damage " ,, . ; . , , ... ,. Th largest electric sign n the city, ?' . th, r,.",f Majestic Hulldlng. "'" rnn ' ' morning. It was nearly fifty feet tall, and Its letters were thirty-six feet high, The Menominee River Hooded the low region In the western pari of the city. BRYAN SAFE AT HOME. I.efl Omaha on Sunday Iloforr the C clone (Jul There, Washington, March 24. No fear was expre.sed at the Slato Department to day for the safety of Secretary W. J. Ilrynn and Mrs, llryan. No message was received from Mr. llryan, but news despatches said ho had left (imnha on Sunday morning, and was In Lincoln to-dny. He spoke In Omaha on Saturday night. 300 FAMILIES FLOODED. Have In Leave llomea When Wahaah Itlver nverflom, Peiii-, Ind., March 24. -Three hundred families of Peru were driven from their homes to-night by tho Wabash Itlver overflowing. The damage will reach $15,000. Tho river la still rising. IN STORM; cj' O tkt. c.1-.tx v STORM STRUCK HERE if YESTERDAY MORNING Fifty-right Mile Wind Mowing: lis Twirler Passed Out to t ho Atlantic. Hi:!AX FRIDAY MORNINO Forecaster Searr Does Not Ex pect Any Recurrence of Storm in Same Territory. The cyclone that brewed on lt-s south easterly edge the tornadoes, most vio lent ami destructive of whirlwinds, that smole the middle. AVwt-on Sunday was a tame swirl when It was first noted by the sharps of the Weather Hureau f after it had passed In from the Pacific' Into Oregon. I Its centre was between Portland and' Itoseburg, Ore., at S o'clock nn Friday j morning. It meandered weakly into Nevada and began to gather force and i ''n'umforence. encompassing the width llf KHl'tr'll Ulutnu n O-t tm..).... .. I.-l. t ! ' ... ..... v... ........ ua., ...,. It was a full Hedged and dimi.-or.ms i .... . nun hi. . .mi was usicning to Us mighty threnody and hunting for the tornado cellars, called In that part of the country "cyclone cellars, On Sunday morning the giant stnrm, now the width of four States, was central In the neighborhood of Denver, and was moving more rapidly on Its track, as well as nround Its hrcozeless centre, than nt any other period of Its sudden existence. It was while the oyclone was passing on from Denver to the St. Iiwrence Valley that the tornadoes appeared on! Jits southeasterly quadrant. The Weather I , Hureau has no record of the number of these tornadoes, but the Impression of the local forecasters here Is that there may have lieen hnlf a dozen or more of them. They are Irresistible and not measurable In force. If a tornado strikes a local weather office not only the anemometer Is de stroyed hut the office Itself and the forecasters also. That Is why meteor ologists, simply have to guess at the barometric pressure attending a tor nado nnd the force of the wind that goes with It. Toniadlc force means anything more than 100 miles. There have been In stances where tornadoes have shaved off the stone sides of buildings ns If they had been sliced nwny by a superstone cuttrr. Forecaster Scarr tiellevcs that the tornado that wrought destruction In Omaha may have been of the resist less kind that simply ground stone and brick to dust mid carried up Its elec trified funnel the remnants of every building it struck. The tornado finally became nlmost like a mass of whirling steel, revolving fnster than the blades of the swiftest planer and cutting everything to pieces In Its course. The cyclone that was the primary cause of tho tornado was reported cen tral In Canada Just north of Michigan at S o'clock yesterday morning, bound out to sea by wny of the SI. Lawrence Valley, which Is the usual course of cyclones that cross the country from the Pacific. It was said at the Weather Bureau yesterday that this particular cyclone was of half continental dimen sions when It passed over the lake re gion. . Its Influence was felt distinctly here yesterday morning. It dragged Into Its maw from this section a wind from the southwest that attained the very re spectable speed, for u fair weather breeze, of tlfty-elght miles and was blowing thirty-six when the tempera ture roso to 00 degrees at 2:30 P. M, We will still feel its effects to-day, when the wind, barring tho appearance of other storms, shifls to tho northwest and brings down coolness from that quarter. Forecaster Scair said; "Fvery tor nado, meteorologically considered, Is like a safety valve to an engine, Jt helps lo restore lis equilibrium. I believe It Is not likely that thero will be a recurrence of tornadoes In the territory that was stricken. Thero Is a secondary development of the cyclone In Bouthweatern Colorado, hut It has lit tie force a yet." MILLIONS DAIAGE; The Dead in Big Storm. KNOWN DEAD TOTAL, 311. Omaha 200 Other Nebraska towns 18 Terre Haute, Ind 15 Chicago 6 Council Bluffs, la 12 Erie, III 1 Ralsion, Neb 12 Marion, Ind 2 Perth, Ind 5 Bonifay, Fla 3 Yuton, Neb 20 Woodbine, la 6 Berlin. Neb 6 Flat Springs, Mo 5 REPORTED DEAD-TOTAL, 62. Craig, Neb 4 Valley Still, Neb 2 Galesburg. Ill 3 Dunbar, Neb 6 Greenwood, Neb 20 Waterloo. Neb 15 Sioux City, la 6 Ackley, la 3 Carroll, la 1 Stirling, 111 1 Erie, III 1 SHIPPING SUFFERS, TOO. , ,.mpr ,.,.,. 10c. n,,rtry,w I i Warning Sent Oat. NonroLK, Va., March 24. The naval collier Ciesar. which left here several days ugo for Key West with a barge In tow, was badly battered by the storm. Tho barge was torn from her and broken Into splinters. The Cn-sar re ports that she Is now standing by a piece of the barge about twenty feet long nnd Ave feet wide. The Ctrsar ran Into the storm near ' S",al8 ' rnrtcti to ,lav, ,osl ,wo Hf'boats which were 1 crushed by the high sea. The wind Is reported to have reached seventy miles nn hour. The revenuo cutter Seminole has gone to the asslst nnre, of the C.rsar. An unidentified vessel Is reported In distress on Diamond Shoals. The schooner Pendleton Brothers Is aground on a reef near I.argerheari Shoals In a dangerous position. The Dutch schooner Venture is nlso reported aground nway down the coast. Warning of a severe storm approach ing this coast were sent broadcast over the AtlanMc Ocean by the Ciovernment wireless station to-night. "CAN WE HELP?" WILSON. Oiiinlin'a Mnynr Wires Hack, "We Can Handle I lie SHnatlon." Washington. Mnrch 24. Resident Wilson sent this message to Mayor Dahlman of Omaha to-day: "I am deeply distressed nt the news received from Nebraska. Can we help you In any wuy? "Woomtow Wilson." The Muyor's reply was: "We deeply appreciate your offer of assistance, but our people nre respond ing nobly nnd I believe we can handle tho situation. Major Hartman of Fort Omaha und his men camo promptly to our usslstunco and are doing great work. The peoplo of Omaha desire, however, to express their gratitude for your messago of sympathy. "James C. Dahlman, Mayor." BLOWN AWAY ON MATTRESS. Iloetnr llnrne ThrotiKh the Air Prom lied tn Mdenalk. Tijiirb Hautii, Ind., March 24. -The peculiar phases of tho storm wero II lustratcd In the death of Dr. Krncst I.. Moore. The great wind smashed against his office when the doctor wns asleep. Through the falling timbers and lu u shower of plaster the wind carried the physician to the sidewalk nnd de posited him with the mattress on which ho had been sleeping at the edge of the gutter, which wus full of rushing water. Thero the rescuers found him nnd NEW YORK Thousands Arc Homeless in Western States Hit by Tornadoes. MANY TOWNS IX RUINS 200 Bodies Already Taken From Ruins of Ruildings in Omaha. HUNDREDS ARE MISSING National Guard Called Out to Protect Ruins From Looters. 15 TERKE HAUTE DEAD Business and Home Sections of City Are Completely Devastated. LOSS IS OVER $12,000,000 Forty-seven Rlocks in Ne braska's Lea dint: City Lev elled to Ground. At least H11 persons nre known to have died a nil 1,K0 Iinvo been Injured In the cyclonic utorni which ravaged the middle West on .Sunday night. Tho full count probably will he larger. OmnUn, largest city In Nebraska, was hit hardest. There l.'JOO houses, were destroyed by wind or Arc. Includ ing eleven churches nnd eight schools. The latest totnl of dead is isxi and of injured Is WX). Thousands of home less iiersons need succor, which Ne braska Is trying to supply. In Chicago six persons were killed anil fifty buildings were wrecked. Fifteen persons were killed nt Waler loo, Neb.; twenty nt Vulan, Neh.; twelve nt Itnlston, Neh., and twelve at Council IJIuffs, In., opposite Omaha. Dozens of hamlets were rtiliied. The cyclone was felt lu this city yesterday morning as It passed out to the sea. its Influence was shown In a tlfty-elght mile. gnle. Fifteen are known lo have been killed In Terre Haute. Ind.. and L'.hi were Injured. Kntlre streets of houses were swept nwiiy nnd Hie (liiluage will exceed .51,000.000. Militiamen aro guarding the ruins. Almost every house In the town of Perth, Clay county. Ind., wits wrecked, but no one wns killed. Several million dollars Hood damage wns done lu and near Indianapolis. The city of Kokomo Is without lights or tire protection. The disaster was the climax of storms which been 11 In the Northwest on .March l.'i nnd have wrought liaioc as far south as Tampa, Flu. . Further weather disturbances lu the area devastated are predicted by the rpitecl States Weather Hureiiu. Chief Moore said yesterday that the storm Is now over the great lakes. WORST TORNADO HITS OMAHA. I . rarest y f .Xebraaka inr Much Luaa nf Life, Omaha, Net.., March 24 Two hundred people killed In Omaha and vicinity, 300 to"600 Injured: 250 residences solutely destroyed and moro than 1,000 badly damaged, is the result of the big tornado which swept through the very heart of the resldenco district of thu city late oh Faster Sunday nfternoon, cutting a swath four blocks wide nnd about eight miles long. Five hundred State nnd I'nlted States troops have stood (juard all day to-day and are on duty to-night, pa trolling tho wrecked district. The City Council to-day voted 125,000 relief to the stricken people, nnd all newspapers are collecting subscriptions. The State -of Nebraska will probably vote a $100,000 relief fund In tho Legislature to-morrow. Property I.iim rnprnretlented. The property loss Is simply appalling, lly sonje It Is placed as high as $12, 000,000. Insurance adjusters, after a hasty survey of thn field, announced the loss Ni be between $5,000,000 and $7,000,000. Most of this huge loss will fall upon the people themselves; com paratively few carried tornado insur ance. In bringing to Omaha the unenviable distinction of being the scene of thu most disastrous tornado to property in the history of tho United Htates, not even excepting that of St. Loula, 0VM took him to a house, where he died. V,