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VOL. LIX XO. 18,335
Entered at Portland (Oregon)
Poio?flce a. Second-Class Matter.
PORTLAND OREGON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1920
PRICE FIVE CENTS
' NEBRASKA VOTE
Early Returns Show Wood
TKXLmoL center for
CASH BONUS STARTS
CONFLICT OF PARTIES
OREGON CANDIDATES 111(1 I FFT F1 P & fl '
U.S. AGENTS PROBE
SHIP PLANTS HERE
Evidence to Be Presented
to Grand Jury.
HIGH IMPORT RECORD
PAY STATE $11,975 1 ,u LUI 1 uulu
PATH OF TORNADO
ELIi BLAMES DEMOCRATS
B "EXTRAVAGANT PXAX."
S. TRADE BALANCE GAINS
$338,000,000 IX MARCH.
FILING FEES RANGE FROM $10
TO $13C FOR U. S. SENATOR.
WEST SA M
HITCHCOCK AHEAD OF BRYAN
Pershing Runner-Up in One
FIGHT LASTS ALL DAY
Georgia Gives Palmer Bis Lead
in Convention Voles, AVitU
OMAHA, Neb., April 20. The first
11 precincts in Nebraska, 12 in Doug
las county (Omaha) and nine outside
of Douglas county to report in to
day's primary grave: Johnson" 805,
"Wood 636, Pershing 320, Ross 32.
There are 1849 precincts in the state.
Returns from the first 26 precincts,
12 In Douglas county (Omaha) and
13 outside of Douglas county, show
William Jennings Bryan running last
among the eight candidates for dele-
gate-at-larg on the democratic bal
lot. These returns show the four
Hitchcock delegates leading, with
two of the Bryan delegates only 20
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., April 20.
Complete returns rfom the second
precinct. Hall county, give: For
president Republican, Johnson 198,
Wood 22, Boss 4. Pershing 8. Dem
ocrat Ross 12, Hitchcock 39.
Complete returns from the fourth
precinct, HaU county, give: For pres
ident Republican, Wood 20, Johnson
183, Ross 0. Perilling 13. For repub
lican delegates at large Beach 123,
Baldridge 29. Richards 40, Love 124,
Sandall 133, Towle 132, Lowe 70, Kel
sev 43, Austin 42, Burkett 52.
Democratic delegates at large Ste
phens 24, Berg. 22, Thomas 24, Bryan
S3. Shallenberger 61, Neville 62, Mc
Keny 42, Keble 41.
Partial returns from Lake town
ship. Hall county, give:. For presi
dent Republican. Wood 1, Johnson
CO. Ross 0, Pershing 0. democrat,
Rosb 2, Hitchcock 7. For governor
Republican, McKelvie 4, McMullen 8,
Pollard 6, Hall 4, McLaughlin 27.
Mathewson 8; democrat, Shumway 1,
Jackson 0, Clark 7, Taylor 1, More
OMAHA. Neb., April 20.-Probably
never before in its history has Ne
braska gone through a primary cam
paign that was so filled with interest
' as the one that closed here tonight.
The fight was by no means confined
to one party, and while Omaha has
never before seen the hard work at
the polls that was evidenced by the
Pershing, Wood and Johnson forces,
the democrats were still issuing ver
bal broadsides even up to the very
close of the polls at 8 o'clock.
BryaB-Hitcaeock Row Explained.
Shortly before the election offi
cially came to an end John H.
Jklitheu, president of the Hitchcock
f or-president league, issued a state
ment outlining the friction that ex
ists between Senator Hitchcock, who
is running for democratic presiden
tial preference, and William Jennings
Bryan, who is a candidate for dele-gate-at-large.
Mr. Mitheu's statement said:
"The contest between Bryan and
Hitchcock involved three principal
Issue: The league of "Nations, the
right of primary voters to Instruct
the delegates they elect, an nodii
tation of the Volstead act.
"Mr. Bryan attacked Senator Hitch
cock because he led the fight in the
senate against acceptance of the
Lodge reservations to the league
covenant. He attacked him further
because of his declaration in favor
of an amendment to the Volstead
act to permit the home use of light
wines and beer. Bryan asserted that
if elected a delegate, instructed by
the primary preferential vote to sup
port Hitchcock for president, he
would not cast his vote for Hitchcock
at San Francisco, but would allow his
alternate to do it.
Karly Results Unlikely.
"This led to Bryan himself being
attacked as a repudiator of his own
doctrine of 'let the people rule' and
as a 'colonizer' of the democratic
primary election. He was sharply
criticised, also, for having bolted his
instructions to support Champ Clark
at Baltimore in 191 J, for having
resigned from the cabinet wl.en war
threatened, and for seeking now to
repudiate a democratic national ad
ministration and himself to supplant
president Wilson as leader of bis
Owing to the long ballot, political
observers admitted that they did not
expect to be able to announce any
result, other than the Hitchcock-Ross
contest, early tonight.
'MILADY' TAKES TO WINGS
French Women Trip Along AVith
Brightly Adorned Sboes.
NEW YORK, April . 20. Warning
that Paris may soon send another
"latest fashion" to Fifth avenue was
brought here today by passengers ar
riving on La Touraine. .
They reported that "ultra" French
women are placing multi-colored bird
wings on their shoes and that the
boulevards are taking up the Mercury
Position Xot Comparable to That
of , Pershing as Asserted,'
WASHINGTON. April 20. Rear-Ad-miral
Sims strained a point to make
a case against the navy, when he
charged that its failure to co-operate
fully with the allies' dur'ng the flr3t
few months of American participation
in the war postponed victory' four
months. Captain Pratt, wartime as
sistant chief of operations, declared
today before the senate committee
investigating the . Sims-Daniels row.
Pratt said only one charge made by
Sims could properly be . considered
grarve. That, he said, was the asser
tion that failure of the navy to throw
its full weight into the struggle from
the start cost 815,000,000,000 and 500,
"What does Admiral Sims mean?"
the witness asked. "Can we, a nation
at peace, no matter what our in
clinations may be, perform oert acts
of preparation which are only justi
fied as acts of war? I deny the
Pratt told the committee that dur
ing the early part of the war only
nine or ten anti-submarine craft were
kept at home to protect the Atlantic
coast, while during the same period
the British admiralty kept 111 de
stroyers with the grand fleet and en
tirely out of anti-submarine opera
tions. Sims was under a "misconception of
his position when he compared his
duties with those of Genera) Per
shing," Pratt continued. "The ad
miral was not an independent com
mander in chief, he said, but the rep
resentative in London of the chief of
Some of the factors that caused
delays and mistakes that might be
avoided future wars, the captain
declared, were lack of material prep
aration, of adequate supplies and re
pair bases, of sufficient personnel
and training facilities and. of modern
methods of organization and admin
istration. RACE ENDS IN ARREST
Trio With Whisky Caught Arter
Chase Across Border.
BELLINGHAM, Wash.. April 20.
After a wild race of 20 miles three
Seattle men,' Charles Carroll - and
Mark and- Kenry Spencer, brothers,
were taken into custody here today.
The men, driving two ca.-s, crossed
the border at Blaine' without stopping
and were chased to Ferndale by cus
Unable to overtake the suspects,
the customs officers telephoned the
sheriff's office here and the men
were met this side cf Ferndale by
two deputies. One of the machines
went into the ditch and the driver
surrendered, the arresting officer
said, with seven sackfuls of bottled
whisky. One of the sheriff's cars,
which had been used to block the
highway, also was ditched.
NEW PLANES ON EXHIBIT
Latest Types of Craft to Be Seen at
San Francisco Show.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 20. Army
and navy exhibits of new types of
military flying craft will feature the
national aeronautical show which
opens here tomorrow. Neither branch
of the service was able to show any
planes at the recent New York avia
tion show, owfng to lack of space.
Colonel H. H. Arnold, chief of the
army air service on the Pacific coast,
will exhibit four or five "ships," and
Lieutenant Frank Simpson Jr., U. S.
N., who will have charge of the naval
exhibit, has a number of seaplanes
and flying boats, including one of
the type that is proposed, for the
first trans-Pacific "flight, and which
is much like the famous NC-4 that
was the first air craft to cross the
WOMAN SHOT BY PROWLER
Wife of Logging Camp Engineer
Dead, Slayer Dying.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 20. Mrs
Grace McCombs, 36, wife of a logging
camp engineer, was shot and killed
at her home in Ardmore, nine ;nilcs
from Seattle, today, by a man whose
name is said to be Williams, and who
is reported to be dying of self-in
Meager reports to the Seattle po
lice said Williams had been ob
served hanging around the McCombs
home nearly all day yesterday. The
shooting occurred shortly after Mc
Combs started for Seattle, leaving
his wife alone. The police, who are
investigating, were not informed of
the circumstances connected with the
MARS SIGNAL POSTPONED
Omaha Chamber of Commerce Xo
OMAHA, Neb., April 20. The ascen
sion in a balloon of Professor David
Todd of Amherst, and Balloonist Leo
Stevens in an effort to signal or
communicate in some way with the
planet Mars, will, in all probability
not take place on next Friday as
Word was received here today from
Professor Todd, stating that he was
ready to make the- attempt on Fri
day if the Omaha chamber of com
merce had met his conditions. In
quiry brought forth the Information
that the chamber ceased to be inter
ested in the venture some Urns ijo,
Auction of Entire Cli
STORAGE RATES ARE REDUCED
Warehousemen Pledge Aid at
MILLMEN ALSO ATTEND
All Producers at Meeting Agree to
Concentrate Entire Output
Here for Sales.
The entire Pacific Northwestern
clip of wool, for the season of 1920,
will be concentrated in Portland, al
ready the second wool center of the
country; If plans agreed upon yester
day by the wool-growers of Oregon
are carried to fruition. Shipped In
from the sheep ranches of the Pacific
northwest to the warehouses of this
city, the wool will be sold at public
auction, attracting many buyers from
large eastern factories.
. The plan to concentrate no"rtliwest
ern wool shipments in Portland, and
to abandon entirely the practice of
country sales, was approved yester
day by the Oregon State Wool Grow
ers' . association, meeting at the
Chamber of Commerce, with 40 of the
most representative sheepmen of the
Also in attendance and in agree
ment were representatives of the
local woolen mills, and of the three
warehouses where the shipments will
be stored' and handled for sale Co
lumbia Basin Wool Warehouse com
pany, Portland Wool Warehouse com
pany, and Koshland Wool company.
Agreement Readily Made.
Representatives of the warehouses
entered readily into the agreement,
and will handle the concentration at
minimum figure, in order to ad
vance Portland as a wool center.
All wool growers present at the
conference, without, an exception,,
agreed to ship their- entire clip for
the season to Portland warehouses,
putting into practice a plan that has
been often discussed and advanced
but never before adopted. In the past
Portland has handled approximately
one-third of the Pacific northwestern
clip, with the bulk of the crop sold in
the country and shipped to Boston,
the premier wool market.
Sales la Be at Warehoaaes.
The growers estimate that from
30,600,000 to 40,000,000 pounds of wool
will be concentrated in Portland dur-
Concluded on Paso 2, Column 2.)
HOW THE BOSS ALMOST GAVE THE OFFICE BOY
WHY ftKTAV)V V
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Jardncr Accuses Republicans of
"Placing Tax on Bellies and
Backs" to Raise Funds.
WASHINGTON. April 20. Conflict
between republicans and democrats on
soldier relief legislation broke out in
the house today after Chairman Good
of the appropriations committee had
warned "members that to put through
a cash. bonus plan would "bring down
the wrath of 106,000.000 men, women
and' children." "The greatest badge
that the American soldier will wear,"
Representative Good declared, "will
be the badge of sacrifice and not the
badge of a bonus."
The open fight over the legislation
started when Representative Mondell
of Wyoming, republican, leader, In op
posing "any v.-ildcat enterprises cost
ing many millions," charged that -the
democrats were attempting to foist
an extravagant plan on the repub
lican house for political reasons.
The- statement of the; republican
leader brought a quick response from
Representative Gardner of Texas, the
democratic whip, who attacked the
republican sales tax plan for raising
the needed revenues, declaring the
republicans were planning "to place
a tax on the backs and bellies of the
people, instead of taking it from the
pockets of those best able to pay."
Another development- in connection
with bonus legislation was the call
lng by Representative Towner, Iowa,
secretary of the republican caucus
committee, of a party conference
Thursday night to consider this leg
islation. His action was in response
to a demand from two-score repub
lican members, who were said to be
dissatisfied with the work of the
house ways and means committee in
framing the legislation.
GARY GROWING RAPIDLY
Census Shows Increase in Decade
of 229. Per Cent.
WASHINGTON, April 20. Gary, Ind
m.oh; increase, 3s,o4Z or 229.4 per
Ada. Okla., 8012; Increase, S663 or
84.2 per cent. '
Devil's Lake, N. D., 5140; decrease,
17 or .3 per cent.
Newburgh, N. Y., 30,272; increase
2467 or 8.9 per cent.
Dunkirk, N. Y., 19,336; increase.
2115 or 12.3 per cent.
WELL-KNOWN ARTIST DIES
Briton Riviere Widely Celebrated
as Painter of Animal Subjects.
LONDON, April 20 The death was
announced today of Briton Riviere,
the artist whose 80th birthday would
have been celebrated next August
Mr. Riviere early in life became a
painter of general subjects, but - in
the late '60s turned to animal paint
ings and pr6duced a series of such
subjects which won him wide recognition.
Nation Ships Out $47,000,000 in
Gold and Receives $17,000,-
000 During Month.
WASHINGTON, April 20. Although
imports in March reached a new high
monthly record of $484,000,000, the
trade balance in favor of the United
States Increased $336,000,000. Bal
ances against the record imports were
(Mi ports of $820,000,000, or the second
largest tin the history of the country.
This total brought the exports for
the nine months ending with March
to $6,051,000,000 and left a trade bal
ance for the nine months of $3,332,-
While its trade balance increased in
March, the country's gold and silver
supply decreased, exports of gold to
taling $47,000,000 against imports of
$17,000,000 and exports of silver
amounting to $14,000,000 as against
imports of $9,000,000.
Imports for the month were .valued
at $484,000,000 and exceed by $10,000,
000 the high record of last January,
and showing an increase of $18,000,000
over that in February. Exports were
valued at $820,000,000, an increase of
$172,000,000 over February and second
only to the high record of $928,000,000
for June, 1919.
Exports for the nine months' period
ending with March, totaled $6,061.
000,000. or more than a billion dollars
In excess of the $4,985,000,000 in the
corresponding period of 1919. Im
ports for the nine months were
$3,719,000,000. or approximately
$1,500,000,000 more than the corre
sponding period of the previous year.
' Imports of gold for the nine months
were valued at $60,000,000, against
$28,000,000 for the same period the
year before and exports were valued
at $409,000,000. compared with the low
mark of $30,000,000 for the . corres
ponding period the previous year.
Impdrts of silver for the nine
months were $78,000,000, while exports
were $151.000.000. -
SUSQUEHANNA IS AGROUND
Vessel on Which Oregon Men Lost
Lives Is Safe.
TRIESTE. April 20. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) The American steamer
Susquehanna, with 150 passengers
aboard, and a crew of 280 men, is
aground near Luussino, on the Dal
matlon coast near Pola.
The passengers, all of whom are
safe, are being transferred to the
The Susquehanna, when in te army
transport service during the war. was
the boat upon which a part of the 1st
battalion, 162d infantry, was trans
ported to France and on which several
men lost their lives in the harbor of
St. Nazaire, France, when an am
monia tank burst. The accident oc
curred about December 28, 1917.
On her present trip the Susquehanna
left New York March 31 for Patras,
Dutronnlk and Trieste. She is a ves
sel of 6398 net tons and is in com-
I mand of Captain Smith.
THrYT YOU 0NV
BOARD ALSO INVESTIGATED
Probe of War-Time Work
Moved From Seattle.
RECORDS ARE EXAMINED
Five Operatives of Department of
Justice Gathering Data Only
Two Vards Object.
Rigid investigation of the United
States Shipping board and its rela
tions with local shipbuilding plants
which constructed vessels for the gov
ernment during the war is being made
by the United States department of
Five operatives of the department
of justice are in Portland from Wash
ington and are piecing together a
mass of evidence of every character
for presentation to the federal grand
Jury. Whether or not the presant
grand Jury will be called upon to de
termine whether Indictments shall be
brought was not learned. The gov
ernment operatives could not say just
how soon their investigations would
be in shape to place the evidence be
fore the federal probing body.
Plaat Records Kumlard,
-Books and records of all local ship
building plants are being carefully
examined, as well as the records of
the local shipping board office, it
waa announced. Two shipbuilding
plants, the Northwest Steel company
and the Columbia River Shipbuilding
company, declined to give ' the in
vestigators information which was
sought until the officials knew for
what purpose such information was
desired, according to George G.
Wheeler, who is directing the in
vestigation of the department of
justice operatives. Other plants have
given such information as was de
manded, he said.
When the proper time comes Mr.
Wheeler said the government would
procure such data as it needed from
these two corporations by taking of
ficial action through the grand Jury.
Demand will be made for such records
as are needed through the medium
of federal grand Jury subpoenas, he
Prake Mevesl Krnrn Seattle.
"while It was not intended to give
publicity to our investigation at the
present time. It Is true that we are
In Portland investigating the ship
ping board and the work of the ship
building plants, said Mr. wheeler,
spokesman for the party. "The Port
land probe is a continuation of the
Seattle investigation which resulted
in the indictment of Captain John
F. Blaln, western manager for thj
United States shipping board.
"It will be impossible to say how
long it will be before our work is
completed. It may be a week or it
month. But when the
I proper time comes all evidence which
f is uncovered will be presented to the
federal grand jury in Portland."
Several members of the nartr hiLva
I been in Portland for more than twn
weeks, but so quietly has the probe
progressed that nothing was known
of it outside of official circles until
Mr. Hamaareya C"-peratiag.
Mr. Wheeler said the department
of justice agerts have the full co
eperation of Lester W. Humphreys,
United States attorney, who is giv
ing legal assistance, and who is ex
pected to handle the case in person
before the grand jury. Mr. Hum
phreys refused to make any com
ment of any kind concerning the
After the Investigation has been
completed locally, the investigators
expect to be ordered to San Francisco
where the probe will be renewed.
Facts uncovered during the Seattle
inquiry are said to have been of suf
ficient importance to impel the de
partment of Justice to make its in
vestigation coast-wide in scope.
The men who are here working un-
der the direction of Mr. Wheeler are
W. M. Kiely, New York; Donald E.
Long. Washington, D. C; W. R. Ehr
manitfrunt. Washington, D. C; H. L.
Kays. Seattle. Mr. Wheeler is from
$1,500,000 CARGO BURNS
Freighter Badly Damaged While
- at Brooklyn Berth.
NEW YORK, April 20. The Nor
wegian freighter Halfreld was badly
damaged and much of her cargo of
nitrates and newsprint paper de
stroyed Monday in fire of unknown
origin -which Tjroke out in the for-
ward hold of the vessel, berthed at
Brooklyn. Her owners estimate the
loss at $1,600,000.
Eight barges and. lighters caught
. , ,
fire from flying sparks and sank.
Heavy explosions of nitrates occurred
soon after the lire was discovered. Straw votes taken by Oregonlan sbow
breaking windows within a half mile i group preferences of voters. Page 4.
radius and spreading burning br.tmm
over the Bush terminal buildings, ror,i.nd overalls (ad gets knockout.
which were saved with difficulty.
Fund Partly Raised by Amounts
for Statements to Be Put In
SALEM. Or.. April 20. (Special.)
Fees received from the filing of can
didates for the- primary election, to
gether with the statements for publi
cation in the voters' pamphlet, totaled
$11,975, according to astatement pre
pared today by Sam A. Kozer, as
sistant secretary of state. This money
has been turned over to the state
treasurer and is a substantial offset
to the coat of printing and distribut
ing of the pamphlets.
Including the candidates for dele
gate to the national convention of the
republican and democratic parties.
there was a total of 343 filings prior
to midnight on April 16. Of this num
ber 269 were 'republicans and 74 demo
crats, the total fees from these fil
ings, which ranged from $10 for can
didates to the legislature to $150 for
candidates for United States senator.
Approximately 95 of the candidates
filed have submitted statements for
the primary pamphlets from which
the total fees ' aggregate $5710. It
Is expected that about 20 sets of
pamphlets will have to be printed by
the secretary of state to cover the
state. Of these 17 will contain the
statements of republican candidates
and three will include the state
ments of democrats. The sets of
pamphlets are devoted to the state
ments of the candidates of a certain
district and are distributed among
the voters In that particular section.
This accounts for the manysets of
pamphlets the secretary of tate Is
required to compile.
The pamphlets to be distributed
prior to the next primary election
will be the most numerous since their
publication became necessary under
the corrupt practices act, which went
into etfect beginning with the elec
tions in the year 1910.
WOMAN'S SMILE ANALYZED
Mrs. Woodcock's Conduct at Time
of Killing Explained.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 20. Mrs.
Alice Harris Woodcbck's smile, which
figured In the killing of Edward l)el
ley, newspaper employe, by her hus
band. Edgar Woodcock, was explained
and analyzed today by witnesses In
her behalf In her trial for perjury
alleged to have been commlttted in
her husband's trial.
The prosecution had endeavored to
show that' Mrs. Woodcock smiled at
Kelley. a stranger, and when he an
swered the smile he was shot by
Woodcock. Witnesses today said that
Mrs. Woodcock smiled unconsciously
and habitually .and that she was not
of the type that would countenance a
SUGAR TO GO UP AGAIN
Retailers Hear Report of Jobbers
SEATTLE, Wash.. April 20. r.etail
grocers today professed to have ad
vance information that jobbers are
planning to charge the trade $20.50 or
$21 a hundredweight for a sugar sup
ply expected irom San Francisco on
the steamer Fred Baxter, due here
Members of the Seattle Caterers'
association may consider the possible
banishment of the sugar bowl and
restoration of the war-time rationing
system in the event they are called
upon to pay about -o cents a pound
for sugar, which now does not seem
improbable, they declared.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temptralu.e.
4S decrees; minimum. defreea.
TODAY'S Generally fair; westerly winds.
British mar rise against American drya
Admiral "atrained point' io cbarsea. aaya
captain. Pace 1.
Army bill passed by aenate and Is now up
to conferees. Page 'J.
Cash bonua starts conflict of parties.
I Kx ports exceed high Import record.
Cong-resMona! junket to orient faces soma
bumps beiore starting. Pace 4.
Mr. Cummings named temporary chair
man at democratic national convention.
Associated Press chief r pa foes of great
news-gathering agency. Page 3.
Johnson leads Nebraska vote. Page 1.
Tornado kills 140 and causes heavy dam-
ase. Page i.
of Insurgent switchmen predicts
early end of strike. Page 7.
VVearera of old clothes will be welcome In
New Tork'a projected overalls parade.
Siberia pictured as disease laden by re
turning nurses. Page 8. - ,
Oregon candidates pay state 11.975.
Fulton wilt fight Thompson toni;ht.
Opening game to bo played today if "Jup
iter Pmvlus" is willing. Page 14.
Commercial and Marine.
Grain bag market quieter, but prices "re
main firm Page S3.
Bullish crop reports cause upturn in cora
at Chicago. Page 23.
Shorts sell speculative atocks lower.
Lumber exporter add three carrlera.
j Portland aad Vicinity.
J street car reliet plan mapped out. Page 12.
i Senator Johnson appeals tor labor vote.
' PaBe 13- , ,
-Wool renter for entire northwest Is Port
: " nd . ,oal. Pa;c ).
junge not yet able to post ball. Page 9.
20 Towns Swept; Proper
ty Loss Millions.'
SOUTHERN STATES HARD HIT
Buildings of All Kinds Blown
Down by Gale.v
WHOLE FAMILIES KILLED
Mississippi," Alabama and Tennes
see Get Force of Storm, One of
AVorst In History.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 20. A
death list which tonight stood at more
than 140, and a property loss of many
i millions of dollars was the toll ex
acted by a tornado which today swept
a score of towns, villages and isolated
farms in eastern, Mississippi, north
western Alabama and the southern
counties of Tennessee.
Communication with many of the
stricken districts was difficult, but
fragmentary reports agreed that the
tornado obliterated nearly everything
that lay In its path. ' In at least one
case that of Rose Hill, Mlssi virtu
ally the entire town Is believed to
iave been destroyed, and In several
Instances all members of a family
were reported to have been killed.
Striking first apparently In Lau
derdale county, Mississippi, about 10
o'clock this morning, the storm swept
a narrow path across the state, car
rying destruction to a dozen or More
Meridian. Miss.', the heart of a rich
farming district, suffered heaviest,
according to reports, with a known
death list of 21. The village of Glen.
Alcorn county, numbered Its dead at
10; Aberdeen. 10; Ingoinar, 6; Egypt.
S; Baker. 5. and Bay Spring, 7. A
lumber camp near Philadelphia, Ne
shoba county, lost 12 workers killed
and 30 injured, several probably fa-,
Sixteen persons were killed, scores
injured and property valued at hun
dreds of thousands of dollars de
stroyed by the storm in "the north
western part of Marion county.
Twenty-one persons were killed on
a single plantation near Aberdeen,
ABERDEEN. Miss.. April 20. Sev
eral persons arc reported to have been
kilted and between 40 and 50 injured
In a tornado which struck Aberdeen
early today. . Early reports estimate
the property damage at approximately
The Harbold hog ranch near Aber
deen, one of the largest enterprises of
its kind In this section, is reported to
have been destroyed.
HATT1ESBURG. Miss., April 20.
Four persons are reported killed in a
tornado which swept Bay Springs
county seat of Jasper county today.
According to advices received here the
sheriff of Jasper county was anions;
MERIDIAN, MUs., April 20. Ten
persons were" killed on the outskirts
of Meridian and two at Runnets
bridge, and many others were Injured
when a tornado struck here today.
Houses in the suburbs were blown
down. About a dozen identified bodies
have been brought into local under
STAUKVILLE, Miss., April 20.
Several persons are reported to have
been killed In a tornado which struck
Bell schoolhouse, seven miles north
LAUREL, Miss., April 20. Reports
received here today said Bay Springs,
18 miles north of Laurel had been
leveled by a tornado and that several
persons had been killed.
SHEFFIELD. Ala.. April 20. A tor
nado swept this section of Alabama
today, killing a farmer, his wife and
two children in Colbert county. Ooe
man is reported to have been killed
in Franklin county.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss.. April 20.
Twelve persons were killed and 23
injured today In a tornado which
struck the Deemer Lumber camp six
miles north of here.
MAXV PERISH IX BLIZZARD
Herds Die Wilb Herders on Colo
DENVER, Colo?. April 20. At least
six persons lost their lives in the bliz
zard which raged over Colorado from
Saturday to Monday, and many others
are reported missing. Three of the
dead were sheepherders and their
nerds perished with them. Nineteen
other herds are missing and their
herders are believed to be dead.
Conditions in Denver today were
nearly normal again.
Practically all railroads have been
cleared and are again running on
J. W. Bradford of Hoquiam, Wash.,
died in his berth on a Union Pacllio
train as it was entering this city after
having been stormbound. His ticket
indicated that he was traveling; from
Farrand. Okla.. to Portland, Or. He
Is believed to have a son in Brislow,