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OTTAWA FREE TRADER
Established 1840
OTTAWA JOURNAL
Established 1880.
TRADER-J OXJRN A
THE WEATHER.
Illinois Fair tonight;
Tuesday fair and warmer.
VOLUME 1. NO. n;r.
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. MONDAY, MAY 28, 1917.
PRICE, TWO CENTS.
FREE
HIT MAJOR INSPECTS OTTAWA 01 INJURED, THREE
ram warn cip
OFFICER EVINCES HIS
ENTHUSIASM OVER
STATE PARK SITE
'BONE OF HE BEST
MAJOR PHALEN ADMITS STATE
PARK IS AMONG THREE BEST
IN STATE LA SALLE AND OT
TAWA COMMITTEES HIS
GUIDES.
The tiite Btieoted by tin: Ottawa
I.a Salle committees as being suitable
for the state cantonment camp, will lie
designated by Major James M. I'halea,
1'. S. A., upon his return to ( hiougo,
as oih! of the three most suitable for
meeting Hit' purposes of l ho vast army
tamp.
Major Phalcn arrived in Ottawa this
morning, ami was taken over the til"
of the proposed camp. Ho was -!:
thusiastlc ever what he saw and li lt
only words of praise ii'uihk in the
ears of the committee that showtd
him the ground ;. The Ottawa com
niittee consisted of Mayor B'adlord,
James J. Dougherlv, L. M. Ilarvev.
W. F. Carr, Al. Richards and Fred
Sanders. Hubert Amendt and Waller
Ploch were the official chauffeurs
for tho party.
At Starved Rook this noon the Ot
tawa contingent were met by Father
Jos. C. Kennedy, of SI. Patrick's
church of La Salle, who saw service
on the Texas border with Major Pha
lcn. G. A. Wilson, R. M. Neustadt and
J. R. Malono, Sr., ami the major ttn,n
was shown that part of I he proposed
Bite lying West of the Deer Turk read
and extending almost to l.a Salle.
At La Salle Major Phalcn went lo
Clinton, where he wil' inspect another
offer this afternoon. Pinner was had
at the Starved Rock State Park ami
all the facilities offered by the Starved
flock site were carefully exnlaiiud
to the regular army officer. He was
very much impressed with what, he
saw, and, while he would not Rive out
anything formal for publication, h
hinted that the Ottawa-La Salle, site
was one of the best three so far in-1
specter! by members of the engineer-1
ns rienartment. lie did coliless, hov
ever, that the local ion would he
Ideally situated for a vast army camp
and hinted that he would recommend
Starved Hock State Park and con
tigoctis territory as one of the three
best.
Hall and water facilities were two
Klntro thai liloMSOfl till' 111.1 ior IllOt'f i
'an,ina The moximilv to
. "" ' .1
tho camp of
the Illinois river and !
the opportunities for swiuimiiu:
fered hy the creeks and other
water streaieis, touother with
abundance of fipiiiu;s, forests
ni
le-ir
III '
and
green prairie fields on (he highlands,
all tickled the major's notion of whal
constituted an Ideal military cam;'.
and he left his rubles highly e at-d
with what he had seen, and droppingj
words of encouragement 'that bespoke
Ottawa's good chances for landim:
the cantonment camp.
Messages were received from lie-rd-piarters
yesterday that. Major Phalcn
would be In Ottawa this morning, an I
a hurried molting was called to ar
range the schedule for his enlertali.
ment whilo here. W. T. Itetirord w.h
up from La Salle to attend this ses
sion and furnished the La Salle
patioii on the tour of Inspection Ih.u
morning.
TWO PRISONERS ARE
I SENT TO PEN TODAY
BY JUDGE ELDREDGE
Two men indicted by the last grand
Jury decided this morning to throw
themselves upon the mere-lot of Judge
Eldredge, rather than face a jury In
the circuit court. Both drew down
penitentiary sentences.
Walter Clifton, Oglesby barber shop
burglar, was given a term of from one,
t othree years, nnd John Bryant, aged
Dl years, an obi tinier in criminal uri
nals, was given from one to fourteen
years for forgery. Bryant In going
back to Jolict on his third visit.
Sam Richardson, negro murderer,
will come tip for trial before Judge
Eldredge on Thursday.
AXLE ON AUTO BREAKS;
OCCUPANTS UNINJURED
While Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Motlax
nnd members of their family were
riding In their Maxwell auto Sunday
afternoon on Madison street, tin axle
broke, throwing the car to the ground.
Tho accident occurred in front of the
Meyer blacksmith shop. Mr. Mottnz
was not traveling at a very fast rate
of speed when the accident occurred
and consequently no ane whs Injured,
irn nnn nmninr
1 3U.UUU UAIVIAbL
TO EARLVliE AND
LEU I
two towns in path of satur
day's tornado hundred
barns and buildings on
farms are blown to splin
tert.. Saturday alternoon.; stoim that lift
death, mystery and desolation in many
pait of the country, did not pars thru
l.a Salle county without leaving marks
of its. viilcm e. While no deaths are
reported from two corners of the coun
ty where the storm seemed to vent itsi
fury in , it-, most violent form, it is!
I estimated that losses will aoj-roimaio .
IK'i.hmi as a result of the damage i
done. i
Farlville and Leland and adjaointj
farming communities wer- hii 'c. t!
hii. In all it is estimated that fully j
one hundred buildings were blown lo
the ground and left piles of shutter-d
delois as the tornado moved on its
its campaign of destruction.
It 6nly Plow Here.
Ottawa ,as given only a Rood hard
blow, with a goodly quantity of rain
and some hail as its share of the tor
nado, but communities to the north
did not fare ao well. In Li-land pet
haps, the creates) damage was done
of any nlaee nearby. A half hundred
bains, theds, and other buildings were
razed as tho they had been made of
ei.itehwo'Kl In Karlvillo only slight
dtinage was done to homes of resi
dents of the city, hut in the country
just outside of town the path of th""
storm is shown by the shattered si rue
tuies, uprooted trees and blocked
highways.
All telephonic and telegraphic
oriiniuiiicstion with the two towns is
t ut of the question. Wires are down
lor -miles and miles while those thai
were not torn from the poles are
tangled with broken limbs anil p'H'ts
of trees, making it impoaihle to s. t
in touch with residents of cituor
l()W1 rcHrivilh) and Leland huvef.
bet n isolated since Sunday and l ros-
peels are there will be no relief ii'ild
Tuesday nl;:bt at the earliest.
One Narrow Escape.
Accordiii).', to word reaching Ottawa
bronchi here by people who were in
the tornnilo, there was nothing '')-cb-tiic
slioul the storm. It covered a
path four miles in width an I blew
, . :. 1 ..,!,
Just mew, ami w ni-n n m-.-.n.-.i
a minute s breath it came let i; w itn j
ronev.-cil venceanco. ami blew harder. .
Barns. crumbled under the force of the j
wind and many fanner; who had tan-1
en refuge in various buildings mi ! tir
oath of the tornado, had to run fori
their lives for other shelter just as
the roots anil walls began to toppl''
over. Whole orchards were uprooted,
i Only one narrow escape in which
j death inighl have resulted has n"0!i
j recorded, occurred two miles easl of
; Karlvillo, when Kmil Meyer, a farm
j baud, got out of a ham just, before it
j collapsed and made a run Tor the,
house only to he caught under a l.irgr.
maple thai was uprooted, i"' oim r-.
wise was not injured. A half lijiir
later he was able to go about his
chores.
Many Fine Barns Wrcck:d.
KevornI ol' the largest barns n the
neighborhood of Loland were knocked
to the ground. Anions them with the
amounts 'of the losses to the property
twners follows:
Andrew Klove, half do.en builllmrs
destroyed, $2,sWi. House slightly
daningirt.
Joseph Ant one, new barn hlowr
down, damage, $2 0M.
George Clapsadtlle, barn. $h)V
Jerry drover, hit; barn blown down,
$ I. Mini
Jess Kipp. barn, $.Vm).
(). M. Dan bison, roof off barn, I'O'i
Newton Grover, roof off barn, $'itt.
Charles Severy's monster hern,
valued al $ 1 o.ooc, was a total wrtok.
Samtui Sawyer, damage to house
:"i' barns, $."i,immi,
Samuel T. Jacobs, damage t htmso
and bams, $5,111111.
Joliet Hard Hit.
Jolict. May 2S - Currying death and
destruction before It, the most disas
trous tornado in the history of Will
coiiuly swept a path several tulles
whin south of Joliet.
With information Hilling In from
sections where all wire connections
are destroyed, the known dead wero
three, the Injured close to a score,
nnd property damaged estimated at
more than $l,nni),(i(ii).
Joliet practically escaped damage.
Trees and poles were blown down
in the city but the damage was slight
compared to the destruction dealt
AUTOS COLLIDE ON APPROACH
TO BRIDGE, NORTH OF THIS
CITY MISS NORA HART MAY
BE SERIOUSLY INJURED.
Miss Kulalia Conklo, Miss Nora Hart,
Miss Mae llalterman, Samuel Halter
man and Oscar Peterson narrowly es
caped serious Injury yesterday after
neon at 4:30 o'clock when the auto in
which they were ridlns? collided with
a bis touring car on the north ap
proach of the Red bridge over the
Illinois & Michiga-.i canal.
Peterson, driving an K M. F wan
about to descend the approach on his
way to Ottawa, when a big touring
car swung around the turn and drove
directly In his pat -1. Both windshields
were shuttered, fenders bent and the
radiator case of Peterson's car dam
aged. Miss Nort Hart was thrown
with much violence against the frame
of the wind shield. Miss Hart Buffer
ed injuries as a result of a recent op
elation she underwent. Just how ser
ious it is not known.
Others members of the party es
caped more fortunate. The owners
of the car that struck the Ottawa
party refused to gie their names to
Mr. Peleison, but the license number
was secured.
This morning Chief of Police Kurieh
wired So rotary of State Kmmcrson
to find out the owner of (he car, and
a suit is likely to follow aj a result
of the accident yesterday.
ENTER BREWERY AND
SECURE SUM OF $23.25;
TWO UNDER SUSPICION
The office of the Ottawa Brewery
Assn., was broken into, Saturday eve
ning at 12 o'clock and a sum of $23.25
stolen from a drawer. The robbers
pained enhance to the place, by
breaking a window, in the front end
of the office.
An iron pry was used In breaking
open the cash drawer." The robbery
was discovered by Henry Hinkle,
night watchman and he immediately
notified the police.
Chief of Police Kurieh suspects two
local men, as being responsible for
the theft, Saturday evening and ar
rests are likely to follow today.
MISS LOUISE CHELMAN
MARRIED THIS MORNING
Miss Lottie Chelman. -of Gaieshurg,
formerly of this city, and Roy F.
Huffiin, of Gaieshurg, were united in
marriage thia morning at 10, o'clock,
by llev Chessman at the Baptist par-
.,,.i,.,rQ
The young couple were unat-
tonnon.
The bride is well known in this
city, having resided here for a year,
wIth her sister, Mrs. Harry Lewis, of
South Ottawa.
Huffun is proprietor of an auto
.epair ehop in Gaieshurg
The bride is the daughter of Mr and
Mrs. J. A Chelman, of Gaieshurg. The
groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.
Bulfun, of Hook Island.
Mr. and Mrs. Huffiin left this after
noon for Chicago, to spend their hon
eymoon. They will reside in Gaies
hurg. many sections of the county.
The Known Dead.
Clinton Schwelzer, 14 years old, son
of Rudolph Schweizer, Howell road,
hVt miles southeast of Joliet.
Frank lirumni, former Klwood resi
dent. Killed on farm south of Wil
mington. Struck by lightning.
laiois llolmstrom, farm hand. Kill
ed on Kosenhroek farm in Green
Garden.
The Mi68ing.
Joseph Hynes. working with" Drumtn
on farm south of Wilmington.
Manhattan Wrecked.
The business d ltd riot of tho village
of Manhattan was wreuked. The
wreckage was deposited on the main
corner of the village. Kvery building
showed the effect of the storm to a
greater or less degree. Two cars of
a freight, train wero blown from : the
rails. They .blocked the main crossing
of the town, stntidlng more thun two
feet off the rails.
The roof and roar wall of the
Tlmms garage was torn away. The
roof of the Schroedor and Bergen
store was hurled Into the street and
partly thru the front of the C. Brugge
man store. A wall of the Coliseum
building, owned by a cooperative
amusement company, was blown in.
A portion of the wall and roof of
tho first National hank building was
torn away.
A brilliant nnd pormanotif, green dye
can be produced from the Juice of the
stalk nnd loaves of netlles. It Is some,
times used to dye woolen limteiiuK
NAILING A LIE UPON
IIS 11-HOUR MIT
MORRIS HERALD SPRINGS WON
DERFUL NEWS SCOOP AS A
MEANS OF KEEPING TOWN'S
DOLLARS AT HOME.
Here is a "news story" that is a
scoop of the first waters upon news
writers of Ottawa papers.
It comes from the Morris Herald,
"a publication fostered and supported
by people who recently placed thplr
city into the 'dry' column.
It tells or Ottawa's being in the
throes of a plague so monumental In
proportions that liealth officers are
considering building a wall about the
city not about the city either, but
Just across the eastern terminus or
the corporate limits as a preventative
against Morris money being spent
here on Saturdays and holidays.
Coining as it does on the eve of Ot
tawa's big Patriotic Day Celebration,
when many in and near Morris will
seek to awaken, or rouse thmselves
from lethargy that surrounds them
at all tiiaes, the story Is about the
most maliciously Intended of any
breaking into a publication having as
Its purpose the purveyal of correct In
formation. There can be no doubt of the. sinis
ter motive behind the story. It had
its origin somewhere within the weak
ened vitals of Morris' own contamin
ated Jtody. It is labeled "lie" so
prominently that even Morris people
will recognize it in its true colors .
Ottawa has practically no contag
ion. One case of convalescent dip
theria and a few cases of measles con
stitutes the sum totals of Ottawa's
"deadly contagious disease" epidemic.
Hut here is the way the Herald
rants and tears at the suggestion no
doubt, of a hunch of men who would
not buy Libcray Bonds even tho the
money all was kept and spent in
Morris:
An epidemic of deadly contag
ious disease is sweeping toward
Morris.
Ottawa is apparently the center
of trie contagion and unofficial
reports from that city say more
than 25 canes of smallpox are be
ing treated in that city, with near
ly twice as many cases of diph
theria. Little publicity has been
given the situation in Ottawa,
and because of this it is declared
the contagion has spread to Mar
seilles and other nearby towns.
In Marseilles the public schools,
churches . and motion picture
theatero have been closed, and
twenty cases of diphtheria placed
in close quarantine. Marseilles
authorities declare that the epi
demic has been traced directly
to Ottawa.
B. W. ARNOLD GOES TO
KENOSHA AS GENERAL
MANAER OF LINES
B. W. Arnold, who nas resigned his
post on special duty for the Illinois
Traction System, left Ottawa yester
day for Kenosha, Wis., where he will
famd'arbe himself with the operations
of the Wisconsin Traction Company,
a large concern owning forty miles of
interurban road and t'le Kenosha city
lines, before, assuming Ills duties on
June I of general manager and exeo
utive of the entire system.
The elevation of Mr. Arnold to this
important post comes as a welcome
hit of news to his host, of Ottawa
friends. In Ills new position he will
he directly in charge of all the elec
tric properties of the Wisconsin Trac
tion System, and will 'be answerable
for his acts only to the board of di
rectors, thus giving him every oppor
tunity to show his prowess in the
managerial role he Is about to assume.
That Arnold will tnpake good, goes
without saying. He is characteristic
ally an organizer, as his years of serv
ice on the C, O. P. as executive in
charce of transnortation. Bhows. He
has a knack of winning men to him
and getting from them their very best
efforts, He will also make good with
men who work with him, Instead of
under him. and, in handling delicate
miestions with municipal and rural of-
liebils, he wl',1 be a tenstrii(e, his
friends here predict. He has personal
trails thai will be an important fac
tor in making Ills future successful
In the "bigger game" of the railway
world.
As aoon as ho disposes of hi. west
Ottawa home. Mr. Arnold will move
his family to Kenosha, where the best
wishes of a, multitude of friends will
accompany him.
"BUNK" CAR BURNS;
FIREMEN ARE CALLED
A fire which threatened to be of a
serious nature, started last evening
at. fi:l."i o'clock In one of tin "bunk"
cars of the C, II. , Q. on Walnut
si root, near the railway bridge. The
blaze slarted by an overhead stove
and spresd tliiuout the Interior of one
car. The flames were extinguished by
use of chemicals. A slight loss whs
differed.
I
PERMISSION ASKED
1
DECORATION DAY COMMITTEE
ASK THAT STREETS BE CLEAR
ED FOR ROUTE OF PATRIOTIC
PARADE WEDNESDAY AFTER
NOON. At the adjourned session of the
council this afternoon John Cher
ry was awarded contracts for the
"LoopDistrict paving.
It was a short session of the city
council this morning, matters of lit
tle Importance coming up, owing to
the fact of the absence of Mayor K.
V. Bradford. Commissioner Campbell
field down the chief executive's seat
in very acceptable manner.
A petition was received from Misses
Nellie and Lydia Strawn and the
Ottawa Banking & Trust Co., asking
for permission to divide lot 6 that por
tion of the old Strawn homestead on
Madison and Sanger streets. A re
quest is made that the block be di
vided into eleven parcels In order
that the lots may bo disposed of In-
vidually, hy the owners and the pave
ment assessments would be made on
the Individual lots, and not the tract
of land as a whole.
Attorney George Hill was present
and presented a plot showing what
the Intention of the division In the
lots would he. The matter was re
ferred to the city clerk to file, and
will be taken up by the city engineer
and attorney, and a report made to
the city council.
Keep Autos off Streets.
The Decoration Day committee
asked that all autos be kept off the
streets of the parade, Wednesday,
after 12:30 oclock until the parade Is
over. This will Include Main street,
from Clinton to La Salle, La Salle
street to Superior, Superior to Co
lumbus and Columbus to Main.
Owners of autos, not participating
In the parade are requested to park
their machines elsewhere.
MISS ELLA KELLY IS
BRIDE OF ELMER EICK
This afternoon at 2 o'clock Miss
Ella Kelly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Kelly, of West Madison street,
and Klmer Kick,' of Morris, were
united in marriage at St. Patrick's
parsonage, Rev. M. A. Quick officiat
ing, y
The bride was charmingly attired 'n
a golden colored traveling suit and
wore a white picture fiat and white
shoes. They were attended by Mr.
and Mrs. James Mickle, of Aurora.
Mrs. Mickle is a sister of the bride.
The bride is one of Ottawa's enter
prising young business woman, being
the proprietoress of the Kelly bakery.
The groom has been employed as
chauffeur at the Kelly bakery.
The young couple wl',1 spend their
honeymoon in Chicago and will mak
their home in this city.
DR. PETTIT ORDERED
TO REPORT FOR DUTY
Dr. Roswoll Pott it, a member of the
Medical Reserve Corp of the II. S, A.,
was ordered today to report to Fort
Berij. Harrison at. Indianapolis, Indi
ana, not later than Juno 1. Dr. Pettlt
does not know what unit he will be as
signed to, but it Is presumed that ho
will he placed with the U. S. sur
geons' corps that will leave for France.
E. C. SWIFT QUITS
HOSPITAL BOARD
K. C. Swift, for many year3 a mem
ber of the Ryburn hospital .hoard, has
sent, his resignation to Mayor Brad-
I ford this afternoon. At press time no
action has been taken on tne manor,
j but to a Free Trader-Journal reporter
this afternoon Mayor Bradford stated
Hit Mr. Swift's resignation would he
accepted and a new member appointed
to take his place.
HAMILTON & VINCENT
BUSINESS TO CONTINUE
The business conducted by the late
I D. Vincent under the name of Hani
I I ton & Vincent will continue under
the same name
The partners will
Mr Serena Hamilton and Miss Eliza
beth Vincent.
The store will he managed by Win.
J. Johnson.
Nothing More Ntsdsd.
' Queer bouse you're building. Noth
ing but a drawing room ami a con
servatory." "Thiit'n Ihe Iiouho you see described
In n popular love story." Louisville
Courier-Journal.
en
1ST
ILLINOIS STORM LEAVES DEATH
AND DESOLATION IN ITS WE
PLUMBERS STRIKE
ENDS: M I
INCREASE IN WAGES! 112 DEAD IN STATE
FREE TRADER-JOURNAL CORRECT
IN PREDICTIONS THAT TIE-UP
WOULD CLOSE OTTAWA IS
NOW READY FOR BUILDING
WORK.
Ottawa is now ready for its big
"spring drive" in building. The
plumbers' strike, as predicted in the
Free Trader-Journal Saturday even
ing, leached a settlement, and this
nioining all laboring men and skilled
workmen are back at their post.
Th plumbers' strike started April
I, following; which time all building
activities in the city were completely
tied up. The completion of the
People's Trust & Savings Bank was
delayed on account of the plumbers'
and carpenters' .strike ; the Butterlield
garage on Court street was also
stopped in its completion.
Arbitration Successful.
At the outbreak of the strike the
Free Trader-Journal announced that
arbitration would end the strike, if a
proper arbitrator was secured. The
coming of Frank Kennedy was re
sponsible for the settlement. Several
meetings were held with members of
the employers' union and Mr. Ken
nedy.
The plumbers were given an In
crease of six and one-fourth cents for
the first year, and nine and three
eights cents for the second year.
They asked for six and one-fourth
cents the first year, and twelve and
one-half cents for the second year.
Their wage srale will be now $5.50
per day for the first year and $").T5
per day for the second year.
The ending of the plumbers' strike
brings to a finish all of the labor
troubles in this city. Contracts for
buildings can now be completed with
out any fear of labor interferance.
DRIVES TRACTOR
FROM CHICAGO TO
OTTAWA OVERLAND
A Parrett tractor, driven overland
from the company's plant at Chicago
Heights, has been delivered by Kmil
Kuyl, formerly of Ottawa, to Jay
Shaver, at his farm In Rutland town
shi.i. Mr. Shaver will ship the ma
chine to Hobson, Mont., whore he has
purchased a half section of land
The Parrett tractor was made in
Ottawa up to the time the company
! moved Its plan to Chicago Heights.
The machine burns kerosene. The
tractor Is the second of the Parrett
make purchased by Mr. Shaver.
Russell Howard, son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Howard, is sales manager for
the company.
FORMER LEAGUE STARS
SEND REGISTRATION
CARDS TO SHERIFF
"Tommy" Sheehan, of Grand Itidg
Ottawa semi-pro pitcher and who was
with Connie Mack's
Athletics 1 1st
ve;ir. has sent Sheriff K M l);ivis hi
rwraii ,t I'..,. 1 1,1. mini.,,-,. ,i,,ri!
June '1 A similar card was received
by Sherilf Davis, from Dave Callahan,
of Seneca, now with the Dallas ball
club, In Die .southern league. Both
young men will he ,.ubcc! to draft.
r...i..- ci,..iir 1 .,.!. w.v I.I..1V
sending out the recisirsilon card ; 10
.1,,, , i,.,u !., ,i. ,,i,.
ruK. rwi. 1 i'l.-ti 1,;.: i.,ai
appeal for a half .dozen volunteers
w ho will make a copy of l egist rat 1011
cards. The copying will
Juno ti and will take ihn
tart 011 j
of fouri
days to complete the task. Tlu work
will have to he done voluntarily as no
piovhion has been made for pay,
!GETS DIVORCE ON
INFIDELITY GROUNDS
Mrs Minnie Mt-Masters, of Strnator,
ttilu nwit-nilur uuu fr:l,ttni1 u iliviil'f-f.
heif ,,.,,, ,BW ,,.
jutes a!ter she had tiled a bill upon
! charges of desertion and Infidelity
The MoMiisters were married Septem
ber 18, 1015. and lived together the
complainant said, until December r, of
the same year. She said the infidelity
occurred in a Strealor bawdy house
on April 25 of this year
To the minds of most people educa
tion and pleasure are iiniiimlly exeln
slve Ideas.--Herbert Si-i-ucer.
MATT00N LOSSES OF
LIFE AND HOMELESS
REACH HIGH MARK
MANY SECTIONS OF COUNTRY
DEVASTATED BY CYCLONES
TOLL OF STORMS FOR WEEK
WILL REACH 220 DEAD AND 1066
INJURED.
Following are the latest Itetc
of dead and injured in the series
of tornadoes that swept seven
central and southern states in
the last three days:
Dead Injured
Illinois 112 715
Kentucky 48 47
Alabama 12
Arkansas 22 1 jO
Indiana 7 200
Tennessee 34 35
Kansas (Friday)... 26 60
Totals 261 1257
Some estimates much higher.
Mattoon, 111 , May 28. Like a de
vastated European battlefield, a wide
section of Mattoon was a mass of
waste today. Searchers moved meth
odically among wrecked buildings,
seeking bodies of the victims of the
tornado that struck here late Satur
day. A total of fifty-four bodies had
been recovered early today, and it
was believed further search would
uncover Borne of the twenly men,
wemen and children who had not been
accounted for.
At least 300 persons were seriously
hurt and fully 200 others were slight
ly injured hy flying debris during the
storm. At least 500 families and local
authorities were making every effort
to care for the victims. Tents wer? .
being rushed here from Springfie'd
and other central Illinois cities to
house the homeless, and the homes
left standing by the storm were
thrown open to shelter women and
children while the men of tho city
aided in t he work of searching and
clearing away the hundreds of homes
wrecked. The property damage In
Mattooii was estimated at $1,000,000.
38 Dead at Charleston.
Charleston. 111., May 28. The whirl
wind that swept Charleston left a toll
of 38 known dead and at least 150
injured. Four hundred and ninety
six buildings were demolished and
more than 1,600 persons were left
homeless.
, Storm Hits Memohls.
Memphis. Tenn., May 28 Estimates
compiled hero from reports-filtering
in oer badly crippled lines of com
munication indicated that fifteen per
sons wore dead in Tennessee ami Ar
kansas the result of tho cyclones that
swept thru these states. Greneda,
Miss., suffered some property loss, but
no deaths were related, l-'ium the
meager dispatchea from there today,
Dyershurg, Ti tin., was" struck hard
est of any Tennessee city by the
storm. Six poisons were reported
killed there.
22 Killed in Arkansas
I'tlytheville, Ark.. May 28. --Advices
1 reaeniiii; inoe mih,i.v iiiu un- ijuuih-
wei.t district said Vi personn wore
killed on farm. near this point.
One
I r-ii-.liiv una i-i.mii-tiwt mI Cleiir like.
Five Killed at Mi:rphysboro.
Si. Louis, M '., May 'Jv--Five lives
w""' 1,10 rnnao which swop,
M'n pliysbifo. Ill , Sunday, according
: Information reaching here today. Con-
; sub-rahlo property dainag
was done.
: Many cattle were killed. Tin
Mobil"!
.,! K- Ohio railroad station a I Willsville.
Wi,s repotted demo
tu-d and half of
I Hie ti.wn willed out, hut 110 Utalllios
I 1 . .1
K-'coruou.
Ozarks Arc Visited.
1. Iiuls Mo, May 2. Several
j ozark mountain eonn'ies wer( hit by
j tornado lae la-.' ni-'ht, according
. ,,.., ..r ,,(.; .f today, oeoretf
i were reported injured ami e .-ral are
I liouiiit to ba ' '. I.-' 1 !
'j0 Dead m Kentucky,
' pml'ic.-ih. Ky. Mav 2.V- Meaner re
! p-ii!.-, available today indicated that.
, at lea.-l lit 1 v per-'oiis have lost their
j hv-s in the eve'one wrecked path
! along the east bank of the Mississip
pi river hlowecn Ti ptotiMile, Tenn.,
; and 1 1 ok man, Ky.
A telephone message from Hickman
'said l.'i persons wer killed on two
! plantations near there. Four towns
1 ... ..... St..
ill Tennessee, t linioil, i.onr.ro .non
low, and Dublin woio it-ported to have
been almost wiped out.
, liomluraiil, Ky., reported that 1?
bodies had been recovered there aud
l.el'ordiay reported 17 dead.

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