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Sinking of Portico May Ruin
Pillars Presented at a Cost of
$2,000 Eack
Thirteen Original States Contrib
uted Them and Condition of
Portico Causes Much Adverse Criti
cism Delegates, "Who Are Arriv
ing br Every Train, Rush Into
the Election Campaign.
On the eve of the opening of
their congress the Daughters of the
American Revolution are confront
ed with a serious state of affairs,
which threatens the. portico of their
magnificent new Continental Hall.
It 'was announced yesterday that tf the
costly marble portico in front of the pa
latial hall continues to sink a depth of
one foot, the thirteen marble monoliths
or pillars will collapse, resulting In great
damage, as each pillar was erected at a.
cost of JC.OO0.
This memorial portico is considered by
many of the members of the D. A. R. as
the most precious part of the memorial
building'. They were presented by the D.
A R. from the thirteen original States.
It is declared that the cause of the trou
ble is too hasty construction. Members
of the D. A. R. do not hesitate to say
that this defect should be speedily cor
rected. Arrival of Delegates.
With banners flying, the Daughters are
arriving on every tram, and have begun
to crowd the hotels, while on every hand
campaign issues are being discussed with
It is believed Mrs. Scott's principal sup
port will come from the delegates who
are persuaded she should have the
'courtesy second term." Her supporters
are urging this vote, but it. was pointed
out by the conservatives jesterday that
four members of the national board
eligible for re-election are not being sup
ported by the administration for a cour
tesy second term.
Mrs. Donald McLean, former president
enei-ul, arrived from Xew York and es
'nDlisned headquarters ar tne Xew WH
ixrd jesteraay. It is said Mrs. McLean
cnenshes presidential aspirations.
Foar Presidents General.
A feature of the opening session of
the congress on Monday morning will be
the presence of four presidents general
on the stage Mrs. Matthew T. Scott, the
present president general; her sister,
Mrs. Adlai Stevenson; Mrs. John W.
Foster, and Mrs. Donald McLean. Besides
these there will be the President of the
I nited States and William A. Marble, the
president of the Sons of 'the American
Revolution, mere men, of course, but
important enough to make the opening
day an important event.
Payne - Aldricli Tariff De
nouncpd at Banquet
Indianapolis, April 13. The Jefferson
Da banquet at the Murat Temple to
night was an ovation to Gov. Woodrow
WiLon, of New Jersey. It was a Wilson
day rather than a Democratic day.
The banqueters had .been seated be- '
fore his arrival, but they rose as one
man to do him honor and cheered until i
he had crossed the halL Wvhen Gov. '
Wilson rose to , speak the scene on his j
entrance was repeated
"Our government under the influence i
of capital Interests ceases to be repre
sentative government and becomes gov
ernment reprcsentaUve of the special in
terests, controlled by machines, which
in their turn are not controlled by the
people." said Gov Wilson.
"We are not attacking men. we are
attacking a system. The men are, most
of them, honest. The great majority of
them believe that In serving their own
they are serving the interests of the
country at large. They stand at the
wrong point of view, they see their ob
jects, not by public argument, but by
private management, and arrangement,
by influence, not by open political proc
ess. "They are serving, served, and assisted,
not only by the pollUcal machines, that
is by the political organizations, which
put men into office and into our legisla
tures, but also by our present methods
of legislation. Legislation is framed, di
gested, and concluded in committee
rooms. It is incommlttee rooms that
legislation, not desired by the interests
dies, and that desired by the interests is
brought forth.
"The chief triumph of committee work
of covert phrase and unexplained classi
fication is the tariff law. Ever since the
passage of the outrageous Payne-Aldrich
tariff law our people have been discov
ering the concealed meanings and pur
poses which lay 'hidden in It. They are
discovering, item for item,, how deeply
and deliberately they were deceived and
cheated. This did not happen by accl
dcnt;i it came about by design, by elab
orated, secret design. Questions put
upon the floor in the House and Senate
were not frankly or truly answered and
an elaborate piece of legislation ' was
foisted on the country which could not
possibly have passed if It had been com
prehended by the whole country."
81.25 to Baltimore and Return
Saturdays and Sundays via Pennsylvania
Railroad. Tickets good to return until
Sunday night- All regular trains except
the- "ConsTossionil Limited."
The Washington Herald
will contain complete reports
of the D. A. R. Congress.
Mailed to any address within
the United States from April
16 to 23, inclusive, for 20
Several in Douglas, Ariz..
Shot in Battle.
Agua Prieta, April 13. American troops
crossed the border to-night and stopped
the righting after the rebels, commanded
by "Red" Lopez, had captured this city.
Three Americans have died from wounds
inflicted by stray bullets, and the acUon
of the United States troops was taken
to prevent further loss of life on the
American side.
Concealing themselves in box cars the
Insurrectos had the train run right into
town before they allowed their presence
to become known. They darted from the
cart, shooting and throwing bombs, and
the sixty-five federal soldiers fled in con
fusion across the American line, but were
forced by the American troops to return
to Mexico.
The insurrectos blew up the barracks in
their first onslaught.
Two Americans on the Arizona side cf
the line watching the progress of the
battle, were shot Robert "Warrington, a
switchman for --he El Paso and South
western Railroad, was killed, and E. W.
Crow, herder in the switch yard for the
same company, was wounded.
The federal troops are preparing for
the expected assault of Madero on
Juarez. A force of sappers was at work
this mom.ng digging mtrenchments on
the south side of the cemetery for the
use of the outposts, should an attack be
made. The preparaUons for outposts
surrounding the town indicate that the
fight is to be taken to the insurrectos,
should they attack.
A message from the rebel forces about
Casas Grandes is expected at any time
by the local revolutionary junta. No
word from Madero has been received
for many days. The telegraph lines
south of Juarez are in the hands of in
surrecto operators. It is said the in
surrectos are permitting business mes
sages to be sent and received, but are
not allowing any military messages.
Known Liabilities. $921,150:
Fifty-five Other Claims.
New York, April 13. Patrick J- Keiran,
against whom a petition in bankruptcy
was filed on December H and who was
formerly the head of the Fidelity Fund
ing Company, filed his individual sched
ules to-day. They show liabilities of
$921,150, fifty-five other claims, the
amounts of which are unknown, and
nominal assets of J123.GS1. Of the known
liabilities $576,000 are debts of the Fidel
ity Funding Company, mainly on notes
Keirari indorsed.
Other liabilities are on notes and other
obligations of various Catholic institu
tions which he indorsed and pledged as
collateral security with the banks and
trust companies. He aas no record of
many of the transactions, and Is unable
to gi-e particulars.
The Guarantee Title and Trust Com
pany of Pittsburg is a creditor for JlSo.OOO,
secured by 12,667 shares of the Security
Life Insurance Company of America, and
by other collateral. Among the other
secured creditors are the Central Trust
Company of Chicago, J60.000; German Sav
ings and Deposit Bank, Pittsburg. J32,t00,
and the Third National B.-nk of Buffalo,
$22,000. The Assets Realization Company
of Chicago is in the list of creditors, and
Keiran thinks the debt is about $40,000.
Rlxey "Will lie jTatcn to Alexandria
on Requisition.
Unless C. Jones Rixey, president of the
defunct Virginia Safe Deposit and Trust
Corporation, is produced in the Corpora
tion Court of Alexandria Monday next.
Commonwealth Attorney Samuel G. Brent
will make application for a requisition
for Rixey from Gov. Mann to have him
taken to Virginia. This Information was
contained In a letter written yesterday
afternoon by Commonwealth Attorney
Brent to Attorneys J. R. and H. B.
Caton. representing Rixey.
It set forth in the letter that the
State's attorney would like to have Rixey
placed in the Alexandria Hospital, where
the Commonwealth would have an op
portunity to make an examination of his
physical and mental condition.
Reports yesterday from Rixes-'s home
were to the effect that he continues seri
ously ill.
Madrid, April 13. Instead of going to
Seville,- where a round of gayeties had
been arranged for their stay", King Al
fonso and Queen Eugenie to-day washed
and kissed the feet of ten poor men and
women at part of the Maundy Thurs
day celebration in the royal palace.
The ceremony was performed In the
presence of princes', grandees, diplomats,
and church and state dignitaries. A
chamberlain poured water on the feet of
the poor from a silver jug, while the
SomethingBadically Wrong,
Says Victor L. Berger.
But Commissioner Judson Fails
to Enlighten Legislator.
'Alderman of Wa.hlnsrton" Declares
Wage-earner and Salaried Man
Cannot Live Comfortably Here Be
cause of Abnormal Conditions and
Says the District Should lie the
Model Municipality of Country.
"As an alderman of the city of
Washington, I am going to try to
find out why the wage-earner and
l the salaried man cannot live com
fortably in the National Capital,"
said Victor Berger, Socialist mem
ber of Congress, after his first tour
of investigation around the city last
night. "I consider that my posi
tion on the District Committee gives
me that rank, and as I have had
large and varied experience as an
alderman in Milwaukee, I want to
find out some things about Wash
ington that will make it pos
sible for a poor man to live here
with something of the same degree
of comfort that is possible for him
in other cities.
"When you start out with the fact that
taxes are, or ought to be, lower in Wash
ington than in other cities in the United
States, because the Federal government
pays one-half of the amount, there must
be something radically wrong when the
poor man and the wage-earner, who
have to try to keep up respectable ap
pearances, gets no more for his money
than he does here.
"I have had one trip around with Com
missioner Judson, who answered all my
qusstions, but did not -eelc to influence
me' in my inferences. I am going out
to-morrow ana am 301ns to have some
newspaper men with me "vho cn tell me
what I want to know. It may be six
weeks or three months before I get at
what I want, and when I do get it I
hope that Congress will listen to me.
Different In Milwaukee.
"Out in Milwaukee, which is a much
larger city than Washington, or at least
has a larger population, we have to dig
down for $S,0M),Cj09 of taxes every year.
Here, with a smaller population, the gov
ernment pays $6,000,000 and the people a
like amount, but the poor man gets noth
ing out of life here that counts. He can
not raise his family properly, and, take
my word for It, just as soon as you strike
at the homes and the families of tne
country you are striking at the nation.
"I don l care about the architecture of
the city. There are plenty who are tak
ing care of that side of it without my
aid. But what I want to see is the Na
tional Capital the model municipality of
the country, and above all, a city where
a poor man can be allowed to live and
taste a little something of the joys of
"And some one will have a hard propo
sition to convince me that this condition
cannot be brought about."
Former Thaw Lawyer Is
Sought by Detectives.
New Tork. April 13. Daniel F. O'Reilly,
former assistant district attorney and
one of the attorneys for Thaw, was in
dicted to-day by the grand Jury on a
charge of criminally and knowingly re
ceiving stolen goods. A bench warrant
was issued for the arrest, and detectives
are now searching for him. O'Reilly's
whereabouts is unknown.
The securities which O'Reilly Is said
to have received, knowing them to have
been stolen, were valued at $S3,000. They
were stolen from Aaron L. Bancroft,
senior member of the brokerage firm of
George Bancroft & Co.. 16 Beaver street
The larceny took place on March 3 last.
The securities were, in part, returned
to William M. Sullivan, an attorney of
this city, for a consIderaUon of $5,100.
O'Reilly was acting, it is alleged, for the
thieves, and .Mr. Sullivan for the owner
of the securities.
maid of honor held the silver basin and
towel. A. banquet was served to the
poor afterward, the courses being car
ried from the kitchen by grandees and
served personally by the King- " and
During the adoration of the cross in
the royal church to-morrow the King
will pardon eleven men-condemned to die,
"I pardon . them, so -that God. may be
merciful unto me."
Sixteen Vote Against It in
Night House Session.
Amendment for Federal Super
vision Is Defeated.
Fifteen Republicans and One Dem
ocrat Dissent Mann Protest for
Long- Consideration Underwood
Rushes Resolution to Vote Cannon
Opposes Rncker Amendment Rep
resentatives Make Speeches.
By a vote of 206 to 16, the House of
Representatives last evening passed the
resolution providing for the election of
United States Senators by direct vote of
the people- Even these sixteen dissenters
fifteen Republicans and Representative
McDennott, of Chicago, a Democrat
would have voted for the resolution nad
the amendment offered by Representa
tive Young, of Michigan, reserving to the
Federal government the power to pre
scribe the manner of holding elections
for Senators, been adopted.
Sixteen Against.
The fifteen Republicans who voted
against the resolution were Representa
tives Cannon, of Illinois. Danforth, of
New York; Dodds, of Michigan; Dwight.
of New York, Fordney, of Michigan,
Harris, of Massachusetts; Hinds, of
Maine, Laurence, of Massachusetts, lie
Call, of Massachusetts, McNorran, of
Michigan. Malby, of New York; Mann,
of Illinois. Sulloway. of New Hampshire,
Utter, of Rhode Island, and Wilder, of
Outside of the opposition by the Re
publican side to the passage of the
Rucker resolution, with its provision per
mitting the States themselves to pre
scribe the manner in which the direct
election of Senators should be accom
plished, the discussion was largely aca
demic. Minority Leader Mann. Representative
Young, of Michigan and other Republi
cans protested that several days should
be given to the consideration of the
proposition. Mr. Underwood, with a
knowledge of a great majority backing
him up. calmly announced that the
Rucker resolution would be passed before
adjournment. He threatened that If
the Republicans showed any disposi
tion whatever to becr.na cbstreyerouc
lie would move the previous question,
cutting off all uebate and not even per
mitting the ottering of an amendment.
It was finally agreed that the resolution
should bo discussed for four hours, two
hours on a side.
To Print Speeches.
Later it became apparent that this was
not sufficient, and several members, in
cluding Mr. Rucker, the author of the res
olution, thought it would be a good Idea
to permit members to extend their re
marks In the Record the old leave to
print privilege for Ave days.
Representative Sherley, of Kentucky,
suggested that leave to print be given,
but that speeches Inserted In the Rec
ord under this privilege should be plain
ly marked so that It would not appear
they had been delivered on the floor. It
was finally decided that the restriction
saould be imposed.
Republican opposition to the Rucker
resolution, without the Republican
amendment giving control of Senatorial
elections to the Federal government,, was
summed up by former Speaker Cannon,
of Illinois, who declared he had voted
two or three times for a resolution some
what similar to this, and thought "that
the people voting directly for Senators
would cive as good results as are obtained
when they are chosen by the legislatures
under the provisions of tne present v.on
Mr. Cannon went on to say that he
would vote acainst the Rucker resolution
because "after providing the proposed
amendment for the election of Senators
bv the Deople. It proceeds further and
amends section 4 of article 1 of the Con
stitution." This Is the section specincaiiy
reserving to Congress the right to make
or alter regulations prescribed by the
States as to the manner of electing
Representatives Talk.
Members of the House discussed the dl
rect election proposition. Representative
OIlie James, of Kentucky, declared It
would reduce the chances of corruption in
Senatorial elections to a minimum; Repre
sentative Clayton, of Alabama, declared
the resolution contained noting revolu
tionary. Representative Stanley, of Ken
tucky, a member of the Committee on
Rules, made a long speech in Its advo
cacy. Representative Norrls, of Nebraska,
the Republican Insurgent leader, declared
everybody was for the resolution, but
urged tlje enactment of the Yoting amend
ment, leaving adequate power In the
hands of the Federal government.
Schooner Grounds and launch' Cap
sizes in Surf.
Algoma, Wis.. April IS. Five men met
death to-day on Lake Michigan when the
schooner Ottawa was wrecked on Clay
Bank Reef, six miles north of here.
The Ottawa was the first schooner to
make a trip this year. When the schoon
er struck the crew took to the gasoline
launch, which capsized in the surf and
all, on board were drowned.
San Antonio, Tex., April IS. In order
to more thoroughly test the value of aero
planes In connection with actual war
fare. Maj. Gen. Carter Is planning a
cross-country flight from San Antonio to
Laredo, or to Galveston. It is probable
that Phil Parmalee, In the Wright ma
chine, snd Eugene Ely, in the Curtlss
machine, will be the competitors, and
each will have an, army officers as a pas
senger. Both will be -given messages to
deliver and return witg
Witness Fails to Bring
Papers Believed to Have Bearing on Scandal.
Springfield. 111.. April 13. The links
which are fast drawing Edward Hlnes
Into the limelight In the role of the
broker who traded the votes for William
Lorimer to the Seriate were strengthened
and tightened to-day when Hermann H.
Hettler. a Chicago lumber merchant, tes
tified before the Helm committee that
Hines boasted that he alone was respon
sible for Lorlmer's election.
Edward Tllden, president of the Na
tional Packing Company, who has been
named as the banker of the $100,000 Lori
mer "slush fund," appeared before the
committee minus his bank accounts cov- j
erlng lxirimer s election, letters Deanng t
on the Lorimer scandal, and private pa
pers which had been subpoenaed and1
were expected to throw an Interesting
light on the bribery trial where it runs
into Lasalle street and Packlngtown.
He practically defied the committee,
and intimated that it would take consid
erable persuasion to make him comply
with the order at the next session. He
protested that none of his private bank
accounts would shed any light on the
Lorimer matter, but said that he would
make no records public until he had con
ferred "with those It would affect.
-kA nr v.A eani'iiiiinq nf th hparinci
Pwas the corroboration of testimony n-
tangling Hlnes. Hettler told of meeting) Rush Culver, a lumberman, ana aneny
Hines, "as did Clarence S. Funk. In the B. Jones, a druggist of that place, had
lobby of the Union League Club, and by j told him of hearing Hines boast of spend
accldent. like the International Harvester lng nco.OOO to elect Lorimer.
Money Ofiered for Support to
W. F. Sheehan.
Albany, X. T., April 13. Assemblyman
Henry A. Hollman, of Xassau, It Is al
leged, was offered $10,000 If he would vote
for William F. Sheehan for United States
Senator, and later $10,OCO if he would
enter the Democratic machine caucus,
two weeks ago last Monday night, and
support the then Murphy favorite.
Another legislator was offered $10,000
to desert the Insurgent combine and sup
port Sheehan. .
Senator Franklin D. Roo&eveit, leader
of the insurgents, ws offered his choice
of any plate but governor on the Demo
cratic State ticket next year, and was
assured tnat if he would move from
Dutchess County to New York he could
have anything politically or financially
that Tammany Hall could bestow.
Assemblyman Harold J. Friedmann, of
New York, was offered a municipal court
justiceship If he would quit the Insurgents
and cast his vote for Sheehan. With
these specific cases of alleged attempts
at bribery vouched for by one of the
most lrifluential of the Democratic insur
gent leaders as a basis, efforts will be
renewed the coming week to push a
searching legislative inquiry.
Almost from the beginning of the
United States Senatorial contest. Assem
blyman Artemus Ward, jr., and Andrew
f E. Murray, of Xew York, have persist
ently but unsuccessfully fought to secure
the appointment of a joint committee
which would probe the many charges of
barter and sale of votes for and against
the various aspirants for Chauncey M.
Depew's seat.
Both part'rularly alleged that Assem
blyman Friedmann had been tendered a
seat on the municipal court bench in
exchange for his vote for Sheehan. Fried
mann was ready to go upon the stand
and swear to the facts. But Charles F.
Murphy directed Chairman Frawley and
Al Smith, of the senate and assembly com
mutes on finance and ways and means,
respectively, to suppress both Ward and
Murray resolutions and his orders were
obeyed. Xow that additional evidence of
alleged attempts at debauchery has been
furnished. It Is believed to be impossible
to block the investigation so long de
layed. . DEAD TOTAL 131.
Search Through Coal Mine Reveals
Birmingham, Ala., April 13. Searchers
going through the mines to-day at Ban
ner, where an explosion occurred last
Saturday, found four more bodies, bring
ing the total up to 1JL While officials
of the Pratt Consolidated Coal Cohipany
claim there were only 12S men in aH of
the mines. Immediately following" the ex
plosion, pieces of bodies now out would
indicate that the full number may never
De positively esuioiisuea.
Chief State Mine Inspector Hlllliquse
Is dangerous!' Ill as a result of hard
work und exposure to foul air in the
Banner mines for four days after the
Oh, You Baseball Kids!
Look in the Synday edition of
Ttie Washington -Her aid for some
thing that will interest every one
of you. '. ",
Bank Account and Private
official, Hettler said that Hines had
boasted of being personally responsible
for the election of Lorimor, but denied
that any talk of money being used cor
ruptly figured In the conversation.
James Forester, manager of the Multi
Valley Mining Company, was quizzed
about a conversation alleged to have
taken place In a room In the St. Nicholas
Hotel, ln Springfield, about the time of
Lorlmer's" election. between himself.
John I. Hughes, secretary of Senator
Lorlmer's Federal Improvement Company,
and Charles Ward, of Duquoin, Forester's
home town. He was asked If at that
time he did not hear mention of a $3,500
aum nich was In a satchel and to be
Ubej for Lorimor.
Former Senator Cyril R. Jandus. who
voted for Lorimer for the first time on
the day the coup was sprung and he was
elected, was called and quizzed about
$3,000 which he deposited in his bank ten
days after Lorlmer's election and $8,771
deposited within two months of that time.
Jandus became considerably agitated in
explaining that the $5,000 which he spent
in farm lands immediately after Lorl-1
mers election had been tumbling about
In a tin box in his safe for years and
investigator for the com-
mitt. tfflri that hp had made a re-
cent visit to Marquette. Mich., where
Wooden Seats in the Polo
Grounds Burn JRapidly.
Xew York. April 11. The grand stand
and the greater lortion of the "bleach
ers" at the Polo Grounds, Eighth avenue
and 133th street, were destroyed by fire
shortly after midnight this (Friday)
The fire started in an obscure corner
of the great grandstand, from a gasoline
stove and spread rapidly through the dry
wooden stands.
From the gTand stand
the flame traveled., .first to . tl 'south j
side or the field. aeStroytns thetands
there, and continuing on toward the 1
clubhouse in the southeast corner of the
The first alarm was quicicly foliowed ay
a second, but the grandstand and part of
the "bleachers" were gone before the
firemen arrived. As they entered through
the wide gates from Eighth avenue they
saw that the only things that could
possibly be saved were the clubhouse, the
seats In center field and the "bleach
ers" on the north side. They paid the
most attention to the "bleachers." as
these seats run down to the railroad
tracks and if they went the property ot;patchcd h,s orderIy to the nearest police
11IG C.A.CU VH4 nWUH1 " "
The Polo Grounds were recently reno
vated for the opening pf the baseball
season, and several thousand dollars was
spent in new scats and other improve
ments. The Giants have two more games with
Philadelphia this week and four to play
at home next week. The games to-day
and Saturday probably will be played on
the Brooklyn grounds, and it is possible
that next week's games will be played
there also.
Manager McGraw, who came to the
scene of the fire, says that if the building
uepartment will permit him he will play
the game to-day with the 10,C0o seats
that he has left.
Despite the efforts of the firemen, the
flames caught the tracks of the elevated
road and two cars were burned. Xo
trains were run on the elevated north
of 135th street. Thousands of persons
hurried to the grounds, attracted by the
flames, which could be seen all over the
upper portion of Manhattan.
Commits Suicide by Haneius:
to Itnfter.
Pierce, Xebr., April 12. While tempo
rarily Insane yesterday. William A. Taw
ney, a brother of ex-Representative James
A. Tawney, committed suicide at his farm
near Pierce. Mr. Tawney had been de
spondent" for several days. Yesterday he
.went to the barn, tied a rope to a rafter,
climbed upon a partition, adjusted the
noose around his neck, and leaped off.
His neck was broken by the fall.
Twelve years ago a second brother of
ex-Representative Tawney committed
suicide at his home In Saunders County
Xebr., In the same manner as did Will
iam Tawney yesterday.
Henn Help Mlsnionarles.
. ,, n Zrl.. LZ AnriT i
A general missionary meeting will be
held at Pralrleville Church thnt day and
Rev. John Mills has requested that all
poultry keepers bring the day's produc
tion of eggs to the meeting to be sold
and the proceeds applied to mission work.
Negro Woman Drowns Boy1
and Then -Herself.
Pushes His Head Beneath Sur
face in Final Effort.
Chief Executive Sendj MaJ. Butt to
Learn Details and Then Xotiflea
ParU Police Record of Day la
Three Suicides, One Murder, and
Attempted Suicide One Sought
Death for Lore of Woman.
Sephaus Schooler cut his throat
with razor.
Philip C. Arrington shot him
self in temple.
Unidentified negTO woman found
drowned in Tidal Basin, with her
Thomas Miller shot himself in
breast, still alive, at Casualty
Three suicides, one attempted
suicide, and a murder was the rec
ord in Washington yesterday.
President Taft and his aid, Maj.
Archibald Butt, who were riding
horseback on the Speedway, barely
missed being eyewitnesses tp a
double drowning in the basin near
the Fourteenth street cofferdam as
they wer6 returning to the White
House at 4:35 o'clock vesterday
afternoon. Their attention was at
tracted by a commotion on the
south side of the basin. Several
men and boys were talking in loud
voices and waving their
Some wereaning over theedg
Qf g 3tone waJl. lvHch "surround:
, ic uain ana pusiug lung pais
into the water.
In a moment, the President became sus
picious of an accident; and dispatchec
Maj. Butt to the scene. The aid gal
loped his horse across the bridge and
took the bridle path which follows the
wall. Upon his arrival he was informed
of what had occurred, and hurried bad,
to Inform the Chief Executive.
Without hesitation the President dis-
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fied. To make matters more certain, he
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Wind and Hail Cause Loss
of Millions.
St. Louis, April 15. The most destruc
tive storm here since the great cyclone
of May 31. 1KW, struck St. Louis at 4:50
o'clock this afternoon. The wind blew
thirty miles an hour, according to the
government weather forecaster, who had
forecast only a local thunderstorm.
Three persons were Instantly killed by
the storm, and probably Jl,5O0,OO0 worth
of property was destroyed. -
Eight of the upper stones of the -llngton
Railroad elevator, at the foot of
Gano avenue. In North St. Louis were
blown into the Mississippi River and
1.000.000 bushels of grain lost. The ele
vator loss Is reported to be $700,000.
Practically all windows on the west
side of buildings from Bojle avenue west
to the city limits, and between Forest
Park and the cemeteries, including the
hdmes of the millionaires, were broken by
the giant hailstones, which varied In size
from 1U inches to over 3 inches in diam
eter. Conway. Ark.. Aprii IS. A hurricane,
accompanied by a cloudburst, traversed
this county, and caused much damage
to property and serious Injury to several
persons this morning. Residences, and
stores were blown from their founda
tions and wrecked.
Jesre Wilcox. Carl Patton. and Mrs.
Alfred Dllber were seriously injured. The
house in which Mrs. Dllber resided,
was blown to pieces. At Vllona. Sam
Huddleston's hou&e was wrecked and his
children Injured.
Four persons are reported killed at
The town of El Paso, on the eastern
bonier "of this county, was wiped out
and many of its inhabitants killed and
Dc Soto. Mo., April 13. A tornado at
3 o'clock this nfternoon hit Cadet, a
town of 500 population, twelve miles south I
of here. Several persons are reported
killed and fifteen to twenty injured. Tha
wind swept the town away. Only ten
house In the southeastern part were
left standing.
In the southern part of Jefferson Coun
ty the storm wrecked an automobile in
which were John Powers, of Cape Girar
deau, Mo., and Joseph S. Boyers and
George Blackburn, of De .Soto. Powers
and Boyers were found dead and Black
burn Is missing.
Four persons were killed and several
Jnjured at Valles Mines, la Jefferson"
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