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Fiercest Storm in History
of Corn Belt Sweeps
40 City Blocks.
FUMES ADDS TO HORROR
Suburb of Nebraska Metrop
olis Wiped Out; Farming
Area Is Stricken.
HOSPITALS FULL; TROOPS OUT
Loss Is High in Hundreds of
Thousands of Dollars.
THEATER ROOF CAVES IN
Council Bluff Hard Bit and South
Half of Terra Haute, Ind., Is
Razed and Other Middle West
Towns Are In Ruins.
CHICAGO. Vuet 34. Tae ftrat t
satrb, received attract OMki
reached here at Bit A. X. state that
udreda at aenoaa were killed aad la
yered hr the eyeleae that elreled the
eltlea ef Oniaha aad Conmcll Bluffs, lav,
at B.-M P. M. last Bleat.. All telegraph
aad teleahaae arlrea are datra.
LINCOLN. Neb, March It. On hun
dred are dead, twtce a many more were
Injured, some fatally, by death-dealing
torando which devastated Omaha and
It envirou early last night. It de
moralized telegraph and telephone ser
vice and cut Omaha off from communi
cation with the outside world.
Thirty to forty blocks in the resi
dence section are said to hare been
rwept by the storm, killing' scores of
persons, injuring several hundred and
leaving hundreds of wrecked residences
in the path of the storm.
Three Sabarb Wined Out.
Trains which pulled into the city
ahortly before o'clock were stopped
at the edge of the city to take on dead
bodies and the many injured. The vil
lages of Benson. Dundee and Florence,
suburbs of Omaha, virtually are wiped
out. Only the fact that a heavy rain
fell for a half hour after the tornado
saved the mass of wreckage and many
of the bodies of the dead from being
The Webster - street telephone sta
lion. containing a score or more of
cirls. was one of the buildings hit by
th storm and In a moment was twisted
and torn. Several of the gtrls were
killed outright, ar.d many others were
fence Show 5ccae of. Paalr.
At Twenty-fourth and Lake streets
a r.iovtng-plcture show which was Just
putting on its final film was struck.
The roof of the building fell In and In
the mad rush which was made through
the only exits open, many of those who
were injured were trampled and
The rush continued, however, over
the bodies of the dead and a few of
he attendants escaped.
Mayor IHablman, of Omaha, tele
graphed Governor Morehead shortly
after midnight for several mllltla com
panies to prevent the residences and
the dead bodies from being looted. The
Omaha companies were only partially
available, according to the report, and
the Governor and Adjutant-General
Hall immediately ordered out two Lin
coln companies and others from nearby
The Governor himself left on a spe
t ia! train for the scene of the disaster
shortly after S o'clock.
Hcslurace eetloa Swept.
Passengers arriving in Lincoln after
midnight brought information that the
tornado first destroyed the suburb of
Ralston, and from there swept up into
the residence portion of Omaha.
At Fourth and Famum streets, a
garage was destroyed and a large strip
of territory north and east of that cor
ner was seriously damaged. The Illi
nois Central bridge over the Missouri
niver was destroyed.
All wires are down with the excep
tion of a single railroad wire Into
Mncoln. which is not available for
Heaaltals Are Crawded.
Semi-hysterical passengers arriving
here say that the hospitals and hotels
of Omaha are full of the injured and
that the dead ara very numerous.
In the absenc of a wire it 1 impos
sible to give any bint of the exact aitu.
atlon. but the railroad people who
SOME OF THE DEAD
WORK OF LISTIXG NAMES OF
Persons in All Walks of Life Meet
Death When Cyclone Hits
LINCOLN. Neb, March It ( A. M.)
Because of the appalling character of
the catastrophe only a few names of
the dead and Injured were available.
The following ia a partial list of identi.
Q. F. Copley.
P. B. Harris.
The injured were:
Miss Davis, dangerously injured;
will probably die.
George Duncan, advertising man. fa
Mrs. E. R. Van Deven. unconscious
from blow on head.
Mrs. Edward Baggott, probably fa
Mr. Ben Gallagher. Internally hurt.
Mrs. McBride. injured by flying
D. Daggett, head cut by flying glass.
Charles Black and family, slight
v w Dixon, all eh t bruises.
M. A. Hall, injured by flying planks.
Mrs. Arthur Lavldge and baby, mor
M. N. Halm, slightly hurt.
W. c" McDonald, bad scalp wound.
Mr. Calplt, badly out.
Mr. E. C Sells, injured internauy
and gash on head.
Little Sells girl, bad scalp wound.
Mr. Griffin, serious internal injuries.
Mrs. C. C Swan, head badly cut.
D. F. Baum, head cut and ankle
Thomas McPherson. badly bruised
and Internally injured.
CUTTER MAKES LONG TRIP
Cnalga Covers 21,000 Miles ' Be
tween Norfolk and Port Townsend.
PORT TO.. iESD. Wash., March 23.
Completing a voyage of 21.000 miles,
the United States revenue cutter Unalga
arrived from. Norfolk. Va today. The
Unalga, which was built on the East
Coast to replace the old revenue cutter
Rush In Alaskan waters, sailed from
Norfolk September It. Instead of com
ing around the Horn, the Unalga took
the Sues route. At Port Said Captain
R. O. Crisp reported to the American
Consul to protect Amcr!.an Interests
in Turkey until the arrival of American
The Unalga encountered five storms,
two in the China sea. two off the coast
of Japan and one last Thursday when
she was approaching the Strait of Juan
de Fuca. The last storm was the most
severe. Tb Unalga wa swept by great
seas and was compelled to heave to for
The Unslga is a steel vessel of 1350
BAMBOO GROWING ADVISED
Plant Gains II Inches In 24 Hours
In California Gardens.
OROVILLE, Cal., March IS. (Spe
cial.) According to Superintendent J.
R. Beagles, of the United States Plant
Introduction Garden, the adaptability
of California conditions for the growth
of bsmboo on a commercial scale has
been proved beyond peradventure of
doubt Actual official measurements
of bamboo growing in the open air
under normal conditions at the Plant
Introduction Garden show a timber
growth among the bamboos of 17
inches in 14 hours. The bamboo could
almost be seen growing. Officials at
tb garden say that In the growth of
bamboo bare there is an opportunity
for practical timber conservation by
obtaining a new supply. Bamboo can
be used not only for the manufacture
of furniture, but it Is good to use as
piping for irrigation systems. It cau
also be used for other purposes.
POOR SUITORS UNWELCOME
Wellesley Girls Agree Not to Wed
Unless Men Have $5000 Year.
W ELLESIJSY. Mass., March IS.
(Special.) Forty Wellesley College
girls hare said goodbye to matrimony
until at least three years after gradua
tion and until men come along who
have an income of at least $5000. They
are members of the new organisation,
the Wellesley Marriage Club, and of
the 50 who have been invited to Join
only 10 refused.
Membership is limited to 300 ana
next Friday a meeting will be held at
which 10 more girls will take the
pledge. When 100 have become, mem
bers, officers will be elected.
The oblect of the club, so It is said.
Is to decrease business In the divorce
courts and lessen matrimonial lallure
because of small incomes.
"SAVE THE BABIES," IS CRY
New York Start "Clean-Up" Cam
paign on Big Scale.
NEW TORE. March S. "Save the
babies." will bo the motto of the or
ganisations affiliated In the Babies'
u-.i... irriatlon laklnz part In the
coming campaign for a "Spring clean
up" of New Tork City.
K.w-ittes conducting milk stations.
day nurseries, baby hospitals and other
Institutions for Infant weitare are to
lake r-art in the preliminary campaign
EXTRA SESSION MAY
RUN INTO AUTUMN
Tariff Alone To Take
INCOME TAX IS VEXING POINT
Graduated System Favored by
Some of Leaders.
EXACT AMOUNT DEBATED
"Big Stick" Policy Contained In
Maximum and Minimum Feature
of BUI to Undergo Radical
Change, It Is Said.
WASHINGTON. March IS. Demo
crats expressed the view tonight that
the extra session of Congress would be
a prolonged affair. This was on the
assumption that President Wilson
would recommend to Congress consid
eration of the currency question as
well as otner matters of pressing im
portance. Insofar as their discussion
would not Interfere with the right of
way of tariff revision. The President
has Indicated within the past day or
two that he will urge other needed leg
islation when the tariff is out of the
Consideration of currency and other
questions might rarry the session well
Into Jthe Autumn.
Tariff to Rna Into July.
Democratic Leader Underwood is
known to believe that the tariff will
be disposed of in the House by May I,
and by both houses by July 11. Speak
er Clark tonight eaid that if only the
tariff were taken up. Congress could
adjourn about the middle of August,
while other leaders predicted that tar
iff revision would be ready for the
Presidential approval by August 1.
"If the President should send In a
message recommending action on other
important matters than the tariff,"
said Speaker Clark, "I have no sort of
doubt that Congress would take up
these matters. A good many members
of the House want to go right Into
general legislation. A good many oth
er members believe that the extra ses
sion should be confined to the tariff.
In the three special sessions called to
revise the tariff In which I have served
the work was confined largely to the
tariff, bearing uch routine matters
as naturally come up."
Income Tax Bis Problem.
The big problem with which the
House ways and means committee ma-
(Concluded on Page 2.)
havEYou wANr A
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTKRDAVS Maximum temperature
decrees; minimum. 3S deereca.
TODAY'S Occasional rain or inov flurries.
Wind, nioaily westerly.
McCombe declines. Eliot will decline, diplo
matic appointments. Pare 2.
Extra Congress session may run Into
Autnmn. Page 1.
All of Nation's caah to b counted beginning
April 1. pare 3.
Miss Toakum's engagement recalls story '
her prowess at hunting. Page S
Carnegle Foundation wama teachers agalnat
Inadequate pension systems. Pass 3.
Tornadoes sweep Middle West. h
Terre Hauta and other cities atrlcsan.
Three women and two men held for burg
laries. Page 4.
New Tork-a Easter parade brings out new
Bulgarian styles. Page 1.
Solnliter. azed 40. muat become wife and
mother or forfeit J3.000.000 legacy.
Page 1. '
Bain prevents practice in Beaver camp.
Oregon state tennla ehamplonshlpa awaroeo
to Multnomah Club to begin July 1
State bowling tournament opens tonurnt.
Columbus Club presents seven good mills
John McMurray. Portland, outawlms Inland
Empire athletes In perilous crossing oi
Kpokane River. Page 1L
Albanv Presbyterians dedicate $40,000 atone
edifice. Page 8.
Seaside season opened by aurf bathing be
tween atorma. Page 1.
Democrats at war In Idaho over atat
plums. Page 5.
Snow, rain and hall 1. Barter Sunday
weather In Pacific Northwest. Page a.
Portland and Vicinity.
Seattle T. M. C. A. offer goat to Portland
victors. Page 7.
Mile-long parade planned to advertise 1913
follies Thursday. Page 8.
Bishop Fouke describes progress of union of
evangelical churches Page 8.
Easter crowds wear ralnyday garb, but
church decorations tell of season, rage
Ninety Seattle Elki guests of local lodge.
Annual silver tea to be given at Old Peo-
- . ...1 . .- Oirji 11.
Motion pictures to be adopted by Portland
Sunday school workers. Page 8.
Girl killed by motorcycle aa aha atepa from
Ten thousand school children will hunt
Easter egga In par KB toaay.
Royal Rosarians to comb city today to
,..,lvl fund. Pkn 14.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page
Deportation of Chinese gunmen urged as
a inn, war nroblem. Page X.
Vancouver bridge committee obtains new
estimate oi co ieo -
H. Beekwith and W. A. Marshall accept ap
pointment On liinu.ajiLD u""
Arrest of Finn reveals suspected clique of
proiessionai onuimwu ......
Barter crowds overtax capacity of churches,
William H. Crane at the Heiilg delights
Easter auaiencw. rifl q.
HEAVY GALES HIT ENGLAND
All Seaside Places on South Coast
LONDON, March 23. The South of
England has been visited by a storm of
hurricane force In the last two or
All seaside places on the south coast
have suffered greatly. The wind blew
at 80 miles an hour throwing up tre
mendous tides which flooded the vari
LADIES ABE NEGLECTING TO EEGISTEE.
AGE COVTA? A fi?
Y - I 7STT5
A 8ARGAfy-COCVT R
Undesirable Alien Law
- Offers Solution.
PEACEABLE CHINESE PLEASED
Dormant Statute May Be Re
vived to End Tong Wars.
EVANS MAKES SUGGESTION
Power to Revoke Right of Celestials
to Remain In United States Rests
With Secretary of Commerce.
Officials to Investigate.
' Strict enforcement of the deporta
tion provisions of the Federal Immi
gration code, as a means of ridding
the Pacific Coast of all undesirable
Chinese. Including professional gun-
fighters, is likely to be the outcome
of a suggestion offered Saturday by
District Attorney Evans, in relation to
the pending tong war, for which four
Chinese are now under Indictment here.
Strong support for the project comes
from J. H. Barbour, inspector In charge
of the Federal immigration service
here, who will leave for Washington.
D. C, within a few days, and while
there will lay the whole state of the
Chinese situation on the Pacific Coast
before his superiors.
The full scope of the power of de
portation vested in the Secretary of
Commerce never has been invoked with
relation to the Chinese, It 1 said. Un
der the law, the Secretary may revoke
the right of any undesirable alien, and
it rests in his discretion to determine
what constitutes undesirability. No
court proceedings are necessary.
Need of Curb Ia Felt.
As a case In point, it came out In
the trial of Wong SI Sam for the mur
der of Seid Bing, that his alleged co
conspirator. Lew. Soon, whom the au
thorities failed to convict, was a con
sort of a Chinese slave girl, whom be
had brought here from San Francisco,
and that he in many other ways had
followed vicious practices. On this
showing alone It would be. possible to
order him out of the United States.
Especial need of some expedient has
been demonstrated by the developments
In tho present tong war. The authori
ties have facts concerning a number
of Chinese, insufficient to warrant their
indictment as participants in the mur
ders, yet showing to a mpral certainty
(Concluded on Page 3.)
SPINSTER MUST BE
WIFE AND MOTHER
$3,000,000 LEGACY IS LEFT
WITH STRAXGE COXDITIOXsJ
Miss Shedd, Aged 0, of Lowell,
Mass., Deluged With Proposals,
but Has Already Made Choice.
BOSTON, March J3. (Special.) Wed
ding bells will soon be ringing for Miss
Mary Belle Shedd, of Lowell, who will
thus take the first step in an effort to
win a legacy of $3,000,000 under the
terms of one of the strangest wills
ever filed in a New England court.
Miss Shedd will lose $3,000,000 unless
she marries and bears children. Miss
Shedd Is 40 years old.
As soon as this became known the
young woman was deluged with mar
riage proposals, but the daughter of
Freeman B. Shedd, late wealthy per
fume manufacturer, made her choice
some time ago. Shedd died in Florida,
leaving $3,000,000 to a widow and
By the terms of the will Mrs. Shedd
and her daughter are provided for in
life. They will have the Income of the
money, but cannot obtain the principal
unless Mary Belle Shedd wed. In case
she leaves no children at the time of
her death, the money will be divided
among the Berry School of Rome, Ga.;
Northfleld Seminary, City of Lowell,
Miss Shedd is also sole .executrix of
this will, which takes disposition of her
father's immense estate out of her
hands unless she becomes a mother.
FRIEDMANN CURE INDORSED
Oregon's Medical- Representative
Approves of Treatment.
Dr. Alfred Kinney, of Astoria and
Portland, yesterday received a tele
graphic letter from his son. Dr. An
gust M. Kinney, who ia in New Vork
for the purpose of studying the Fried
mann treatment for tuberculosis at
close range, which tells of seeing the
treatment administered and of its ef
fects. Dr. Kinney, who went to New
York as the representative of the Ore
gon State Board of Health, is much Im
pressed by the treatment.
The night letter,, which was dated at
New Tork Saturday evening, March
27, is as follows:
"Cases treated by Dr. Friedmann at
Bellevue Hospital show decided Im
provement, with an Increase of weight
of from one to four pounds, and also a
subsidence of subjective symptoms. I
saw htm give treatments to 26 today
through the courtesy of the resident
staff of Bellevue Hospital. I have the
privilege of examining and following
up the progress day by day of all pa
tients treated, and I may continue to
do so for two more weeks. It looks as
though he has something good."
ACTRESS GEJSN0 MELON
Bernhardt Tries to Buy Huge Citron,
but Has to Forego Feast.
REDLANDS, Cal., March 23. (Spe
cial.) When Mme. Sarah Bernhardt
appeared at Redlands two members of
Bernhardt's company visited the Cham.
ber of Commerce display rooms and,
seeing a large citron weighing 70
pounds, reported to the Madame
that they seen the largest "melon" ever
grown. The Madame s lips smacked, as
melon is one of her g. t weak spots,
and she at once ordered two of her
men to go to the Chamber and buy the
melon, disregarding such a mundane
consideration as the price to pay.
But their importunities were unavail
ing and it was only after much ques
tioning that Miss RIpy, in charge of
the exhibit, learned what the actress
"Why," she then told the men, "tell
Madame Bernhardt this is a c tron not
a melon. Here in California we use
them for cattle feed" and they would
certainly not be good for her to eat."
ARMOURS TO PLANT RICE
Field of 12,000 Acres on Feather
River Is Planned.
OROVILLE, Cal, March 23. (Spe
cial.) Announcement has' been made
that the Armours intend to plant rice
to a large part of their holdings on the
Feather River, near Nlcolaus. It Is
said that rice will be planted on 12,000
acres. This will be one of the largest
rice fields in the world.
At present about 3000 acres of land
have been plowed and checked in readi
ness for planting In rice. Another
foroe of men is engaged in sinking
wells, to assure an abundance of water
for the rice, which at certain periods
of its growth must be under water.
The land Is low and adapted for rice
growing, and the crop will produce a
large income, as reports from Butte
County show that it Is a paying crop.
The yield on one farm was 53 sacks to
WOMAN MAKES AIR VOYAGE
Los Angeles-San Diego Trip Made
With Only Slight Mishap.
SAN DIEGO, March 23. W. Leonard
Bonney. a Los Angeles aviator, with
Miss Margaret Stahl as a passenger,
flew in a monoplane today from Los
Angeles to this city, a feat heretofore
attempted, but not successfully. The
distance is about 100 miles. Bonney
and Miss Stahl left Los Angeles at 1:30
The day was windy and chilly, but
the aviators met with no mishap, ex
cept the breaking of a skid wheu
The flight was the first leg of a 500.
mile tour of Southern California.
EASTER IS RIOT OF
New York Gets Styles
ANNUAL EVENT BIG SUCCESS
Blouses, Hats and Hosiery
Show Startling Effects.
SH0ET0PS ARE COLORED
Whole Thing Is Kaleidoscope of
Brilliancy That Keeps Crowd
AgaspSmaller Towns Send
NEW TORK, March 23. (Special.)
There is still some bickering down
Tchataija way, they say, and Adrian
ople Is stubborn, but the Bulgarians
have captured New York. The Easter
parade in Fifth avenue today revealed
to the dazzled eyes gorgeousness of
the Bulgarian blouse, Bulgarian girdla
and Bulgarian' ribbon, which Isn't a
ribbon; it's a riot.
On the word of a woman who knows,
a girl might Just as well have stayed
at home and tended the parrot unless
she could display between Madison
Square and the Plaza one of those Bul
garian effects which looks like a post
impressionist sketch of the solar spec
trum. Son's Brilliancy Outdone.
A ray of sunlight had no chance
whatever with these Bulgarian wrap
pings. It burst into a million pieces
before it fairly lit. You have seen
pictures of Tolstoy pottering about his
estate in loose blouse and maybe you
have watched Russian peasants enter
America through the gates of Castle
Garden wearing things that looked like
shirts which had not been properly,
tucked in. Well, that gives you a
sort of ground plan of the Bulgarian ,
blouse that all the girls are crazy about
this year; but unless you elbowed in
the Easter parade you missed the high
lights of the thing.
Take a Mujik's baggy blouse, color
Spectator Enjoy Spectacle.
It pompelan red. drape a yellow sash
loosely around the hips, add a skirt so
narrow at the bottom that no woman
can step more than 12 or 14 inches at
a time, and silt at one or both sides
so as to show at least $1.50 worth of
a $3 pair of silk stockings, and you
have some Idea of the show that
crowded spectators four deep against
the bouse walls on Fifth avenue side
walks and convinced old gentlemen In
the club windows that life was worth
living for after all.
There was a time, generations ago,
when the best people stalked solemnly
to and from church, while the dubs
watched reverently from the sidelines.
Nowadays the best people week-end In
Tuxedo or Lenox or somewhere, and tlie
proletariats, whose only social register
is the city directory, own the Easter
parade and possess the avenue utterly
from Dr. Farkliurst's church to the
Vanderbilt mansion. Today's parade
proved that there is no show like it
Country Milliners Take Note.
About 1 o'clock, when the parade was
in full swing, you got some notion of
the practical value and commercial
side. From a hundred small towns
near and far milliners, shopkeepers, hat T
designers, dressmakers, buyers and
manufacturers who were keen for a
first glimpse of new'styles an'' the lat
est color effects had come to make
notes. Sharp-eyed milliners and dress
makers were on watch for fashions-
new freaks, and they made hasty notes
of every effective and striking gown
or hat that passed before their eyes.
It might as we.l be saia rigai nero
and now that the Bulgarian blouse and
sash that went with it was not the
hole show by any means. Take hats:
they are little this season; only blots
of color enough to roof the head. There
was the canoe, which is all that its
name implies a boat-shaped hat with
a shaded feather Jutting up like a mast.
The canoe is about the newest hat as is.
But even the canoe is lost sight or
when you caught the slashes. The
slashes isn't a hat; it's a misdemeanor.
It's a slit running northward from the
hem of the skirt to somewhere south
of the knee and displaying considerable
hose. One had no difficulty in per
ceiving that gray is a grand color for
All the girls are crazy about shoes
with colored tops. When you were not
busy wondering how far a girl could
go with the slash and still be a lady,
you were watching the blue-topped and
white-topped and green-topped and
BACHELORS JEG FOR WIVES
Klamath Men Send East for Carload
Lots of Marriageable Women.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or, March 23.
(Special.) Having become wealthy'
growing alfalfa and grain on their
homesteads, a largo number of bach
elors of Langell Valley, near here,
have appealed to Rev. George H. Feese,
of Klamath Falls, begging him to se
cure for them "carload lo,ts" of marri
Mr. Feese is making an effort to
comply with their request and has ad
dressed letters to Eastern cities, with
the view of securing 200 women, as a
startor. for the lonely bachelors.
(Concluded oa Fas 4.
of education now starting.