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The Wichita Eagle from Wichita, Kansas • Page 2

The Wichita Eagle from Wichita, Kansas • Page 2

The Wichita Eaglei
Wichita, Kansas
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THE WICHITA EAGLE, SU1TDAY HAY, 27, 1917 UEV1SED 11 ST OF 4 DCAD AXD INJUrtED Where Fury of Elements Hit Hardest in Friday's Tornado at Andale Two of thoe lajored ia the LJ id JZM Lt i i 2 A' -7 'A 1 "4 Ji- -t S-f -'i U---' tornado Friday afternoon died at tfce St. Francla hospital yesterday. Tll makes a death list of twty-tx. Robert Theodore Blartom. 16 yero old. of near Sedswlrtt. 4 awar at St. Francis hospital early Saturday mornlagr. Henry Raoseh, 61 year old. of Andale, died yesterday afternoon at the St. Francis hospital. Both these sustained fractured skulls and had heen uneonselons si nee they veere found. The follovrlna: is the list of deadi AT ANDALE Anna Hansen. 23 years old. Henry Raoirh, 61. Minnie Sommerhaaser, 16. Met CordelL SO. Leonard Klein, 8 months. Blary Klein. 5. Barbara Klein. 7. Mrs. John Klein. 33, Joseph Mertes, 4. Irene Schmidt. 4. Mrs. Alex Schmidt. 40. Mrs, F. Hlea-er, 72. XEAU SEDGAVICK Rohert Theodore 16 years old. Xlne-year-old Corhle lrl. Mrs. D. C. Markea, 40. William orris, 64 yers old. Marie Finn, aged 10. adopted daughter of William Finn. Emil Wendell. Trowbridge'a farm hand, of Holyrood. NEAR MSWTOX Dewfy Fair, lG-ycar-old nephew of Penee Coble. Mrs. S. T. Banner. TO. AT ELBI.N'ti II. J. Harms. REVISED L.IST INJURED Those injured nt Andale and Sedrvich: brought to Wichita are at the St. Francis hospital. The complete Hat of those at the hospital, extent of their Injuries and present condition foIloTvst Mrs. Ida Sommerhauser, 70 years old. of Andale, left leR broken In two places and lacerations about the body. Is not expected to recover. Mrs. W. Klein, SO yearn old, of Andale, severe head cuts and bruises. Is not expected to live. R. Rausch, S3 years old, of Andale, serious nealp wound. Mny reeover. Trace Manns, 12 years old, of Andale, lacerated head and fractured 'left shoulder. Condition Is serious. Henry Bach, SO years old, of Andale, lacerated wounds on body and arms. John Buscher, SO years old. of Andale, serious back and Internal Injuries. Mrs. John Buscher, 43 years old, of Andale, severe cut over left eyo and three fractured ribs. Rose Buscher, 17 years old, of Andale, severe lacerations on head. Matilda Buseher, 7 years old, of Andale, scalp wound. John Merteus, 45 years old, of Andale, skull fractured and broken rlKht arm. In critical condition. Mrs. J. Merteus, 84 years, old, of Andnle, lacerated wounds about the head and chest. Mrs. Anna Eva Bach. 60 years old, of Andale, lacerations about tho body. Peter Schmidt, 75 year old, of Andale, lacerations about the neck and chest. Mrs. Margaret Klein. 40 years old. of Andale, eus and bruises. Mr. Henry Rausch, CO years old. of Andale. Iscerations and wonndo about head. Condition not serious. Heinle Manns, 18 years old. of Andale, cuts and bruises on the body. Mrs. J. Wwrsthauser, 70 years old, lacerations over rljiht eye. -t In the center of destruction remains of the Schmidt Hotel may right. 4 flJ il. Vr 'j. at Andale. The wrecked automobiles in the center were stored in the garage of Tony JManz. "What be seen in the upper left hand corner of the picture. The demolished town hall is shown in the upper -ir STORM'S HAVOC ABOUT SEDGWICK List of Dead Grows Many Es- arP T.lftlo 3Vir-r nf Miraculous Wrl "V- year-old daughter of Elmer Corkle, Emil Dendell, farm hand of Sherman Trowbridge. Marie Finn. 10-year-old adopted daughter of William Finn, Theodore Blurton, Mrs. D. C. Markes. and William Xorris, a painter aged 64. Wendell had been in the community two months and his home was at Holyrood, Kansas. William Finn, who is one of the earliest pioneers and whose farm home has been one of the landmarks for years, is seriously injured in a hospital at Newton. Several ribs are broken and he is seriously bruised about the head, face and body. Mr. Finn is 68 I years oia ana ne nomesteadea his farm in 1869, having resided on it ever since. He was the first county surveyor of Sedgwick county. Mrs. Markes was in the house at the home of her 'mother, Mrs. Seward, near Sedgwick, when the storm struck. Her body was found later wrapped around a tree and her neck was broken. Mrs. Seward is Injured. William Nortris. his wife and three children the storm coming they started to run to the southward to escape the path of the cyclone. Mrs. Norris and the children outran the storm, reaching a place beyond its sweep, believing he was with them. When they looked around, he was nowhere in sight. His body was found later 100 feet north of where the house had stood. As the cyclone was approaching Col. I E. Fife, northeast of Sedgwick.and a farm hand were able to reach a small shej on the place and were forced to take refuge in it. From this place of shelter Col. Fife saw the tornado strike his house, tear it away and hurl Mrs. Fife out of it and dash her onto the ground. The wind then picked her up a second time and threw her Into a wire fence, where she was caught by her clothes. As soon as it ri (Continued from more than six. clunsr to one of tha cots yesterday while physi i anil nurses, battled to fan into flame the spark of life of their mother. Money and labor are not spared to give even victim r.ll the attention possible. Nurses and physicians are in attendance at all times. AN DALE'S ANGEI. OF MKUCY Father Schmehausen. ia a real nrgrel of mercy. The little, pray haired, kindly sober faced priest Is loved today by th citizens of Andale as never before. Th dutiful priest who has t. spiritual wants for nearly a toor of years, has had his duties douilf i an 1 is now administering- to both physical and spiritual needs. The patron saint cf us all. 'he was termed by an aged suffering Gr rv. woman, who watched hint at his labors yesterday. Hardly had the death-dealing storm passed over the little village Friday than Father rushed to the spots where the homes of his flack once stood, frantically tore away hug a pieces of timber and debris, scanning, searching and struggling to find who needed him most. Unceasingly, tirelessly and laboriously he has struggled and day. refusing to sleep, cheering tha homeless, comforting the afflicted an 1 performing works of mercy. With the remnant of his flock around him yesterday, the Uttl priest, with kindness still shining from his tirei eyes, addressed them, telling thm bear their afflictions with the and fortitude displayed by the "Man of Calvary." whose gospel ha l. 1 js often preached to them. He was here, there and evarywher when he was most needed. Ha workf 1 side by side with the rescuers, li aided in unloading cars of fool an! clothes. He was smiling; hs was -rlous; he was consoling. sympathizing and patient- None worked harder than he. In the little church yard. whrr they had gathered on gala occasions. ths people assembled in an entirely different spirit. It was to receive food. Father Schmehausen had charge of distribution. And after this duty was prfcTrne after all had partaken of their nial; after he had passed among thetn to make sure that all had been fed. Father Schmehausen rented. But only for a short time, for ha wearily arcs to his feet and entered the church aid the spiritual wants cf his children Soberly and with determlnat residents of Andale took the in rebuilding their little villaga yepter-day. With the grim horror and menrsj anguish of tha last 2i hoara written plainly and painfully upon their fare, small Rroups of men began clearing away lebrla. and devdstng plans again build their homes. Fearfully th email bands of workmen searched houses and enu, fellow townsmen mlfcht wtlll 1 unlf the wreckage. Until 1M In the- afternoon they labored before it waa reported' that nil had been accounted foj. "Out of the wreekare a new c'tf will be raised." Mid Schmehausen. And it was demonstrated yesterday that this was tha sentiment survivors of the tornado. they labored until Uta last lel.r. 5 in temporary roofs on huHMnR it totally swept away, administering the wants of the homejeaa and 1 u-Ing away the remains Vf the Ba. tlon wrought by 1 5e! wind. manv Tmvx A constant stream of lined the road between hit 1 Andale yesterday. From early morning until lata last niirht in' bumped over the rmjj-h in ir f-lea number carrying cariosity erW-ers to the sf ne. More than ,000 machines r-1 trip yeaferday. The mreefn f.f n.e tie city were thrcr.ped wlh ih out and linen of auto mo Idle for-; ly aurrounded the iifi, rtvlns It appearance of a husr a Few can grp ihm by the at a 1 A walk lown J.Ta!n atreet. where derr tion la written rn vry hard, forcibly to everyori th a a r. 1 reality of It all in nor cah Wre-kinir fri of tha Jfirijrl raiiway cleared toth railroad track, and 4t-jaartera in a l-f rr fir th of tlgrarn and freight. Hvery train entered tha town brought hundred zr i view the re tt the A company tt r.tnl, patrol! streets, tryarded fh property. a--1 rented tr, aSg-r era A aorta. funtt V-r 5 ahl'h n. r. yard from Ka rlred and Mr. i'irti -r-di l' a to kars'IfHt tt Jfcr th Jay. tf. t. yesterday 3" rtj and sr Th mt fnarkat ifer-ry tH vt was XmuirA by th wr Tj-r -d r- a. r'. ill Scene about the Missouri Pacific depot at Andale following tornado Friday. The Farmers Elevator, to the left, was left unharmed. Box cars on sidings and the depot were crushed like so egg shells. Bed Cross and Greater Wichita Civic League Mobilize Forces and Rush Aid to Stricken People. WILL HAVE PLENTY OVER SUNDAY. Wichita Quick to Lend Substan-" tial Aid Relief "Work to Be Carried on in Organized Manner. Wichita plunged into the work of relieving the sufferers of the tornado, wlth a vim yesterday. Members of the Red Cross society spent the entire day in for the home-; less and injured while the Greater "Wichita Civic league mobilized forces, and finances at home. The first train that arrived in Andale yesterday afternoon brought bread, meat, canned goods and fruits, to the sufferers. A relief committee organized by citizens of Andale, who solicited funds from the sightseers that visited the city secured more than $300. George Theis. and Robert Campbell, representing the Civic league, visited Sedgwick and organized committees to search for those in need of relief. meeting- of the residents of Sedgwick was called and held in the offices of the Sedgwick State Bank. J. E. Seaman, president of the bank, was elected treasurer of the committees. V. Ors-man and J. A. Coffman were appointed chairmen. A scouting party composed of residents of Sedgwick, made a circuit of the country within a radius of 10 miles, in an attempt to relieve what Buffering there might be. was discovered that several families were in need, but refused to accept charity from the committees. Funds were left in charge of Mr. Seaman to use in case they were needed. More than 400 loaves of bread, four ruarters of beef, 200 pounds of pork, 10 cases of canned good3 and other eatables were shipped to Andale. Mesdames J. O. Davidson, J. Stokely. W. Woods and Mrs. Mertz. representing the Red Cross society, had charge of the distribution of the commodities. W. M. G. Howse, M. Woods, Chas. Bitting and other Wichitans--motored to Andale to render what succor might be needed. An effort to Increase the relief fund will be made today by citizens of An dale. with a special tag day. Every sightseer who enters the town will be accosted and tagged with a card showing that he has given $1 toward the fund. Special arrangements for the dispensation of food has been made at Andale. Henry Debbrecht, a butcher, has been placed in charge of the distribution and cutting of meat, and Rev. Schmehausen, will have charge- the food. Relief headquarters have been established at the Catholic school. Relatives who watched at the bedside of the injured at St. Francis hospital and those left back in Andala were offered comfort yesterday from many sources. Organized work and individuals tendered sympathy and gave substantial aid. I OPEfl PURSES FOR STRICIUlfllE Eagle's Relief Fund Reaches $631.35 in One Day More Funds Needed. The Andale relief fund inaugurated -by The Eagle yesterday morning last night totaled 5656.35. Sums ranging from $100 doxvn to a few cents were contributed during yesterday, persons subscribing being eager to share in the work of relief. While this amount will go a long way in relieving present distress in connection with other aid It is far from an amount sufficient to tide the- unfortunate Inhabitants over until they again become settled. More than 100 persons are homeless. Five or six families are In dire need of help absolutely penniless and helpless. The other families need help to tide them over until such time as they can help themselves. A number of very poor persons were left without a change of clothing; without a roof; without friends. These must have help of a substantial nature. Many persons who owned their own homes are not able to reruild even though they could secure building material. The market is such that builders' supplies are practically unobtainable. These people will have to be helped until they can devise plans for the future. The Eagle will continue to receive -A i 1 1 Damage at PTftJj, WiS' i T. Jones J. More Li. Jones E. Jonleson Friend Friend G. Riley Dunn Merc. Co. Store No. 4. J. Freeman Hotley M. Aley R. Maiom 1.00 1.00 1.00 .50 .50 2.00 2.00 1.00 .50 1.0i 1.00 i Rreese Hwd. Co 'Davis ni iu.i oiair xcjLli tv I H. Kellogsr 1.00 Showalter Barker Dolson Hdw. Co. D. Cottman E. Shreves Friend S. Caldwell J. Weight O. Williams Reeves Bros. P. Wilderon McGovney W. King Stevens .50 i 1.00 '35 1.00 lloo .50 l'ooat was possible Col. Fife rushed to his storm. J. C. Mack of the Newton Kan-wife and extricated her from the fence, san. is chairman of the council. J. L- National Defense, with a captain in every township. The sum of $5,009 was being raised. The council met yesterday and authorized the captain In every township to draw on the fund i for the relief of every victim of th Napier, editor of the came paper, mads a trip over the entire path of the storm yesterday to determine what relief was needed and aid the onfortunats. "The storm cuta path that was from one quarter of a mile to 1 miles in width." said he. ANDALE TAKING STOCK Andale began taking stock late yes- terdav. Those who own property bjran 1 looking about for lumber. Jt is carc and makeshift houses will have to be built in most cases. Renters are in a 1 bad shape. Most of those who "lost their belongings will have to tart from the word go at accumulation That appeared to many a gigantic task a disheartening task, fiom of the Duncan's Home, Southeast Corner of Sedgwick Demolished in Friday's Storm. poorer among the stricken inhabitants Tt 1 a herr-ulean tank to not only lost the provider of the fami- hamlet to its one peaceful and -lies, but everything they had except peroua appearance, is-jt In a t. the scant clothing on their backs. In that win be a was some Instance this clothing: was torn) evinced by tha determination of tr and barely enough left to hida naked- men yeaterlsy. Beyond a sprained ankle and a cut on her head, he was uninjured. Col. Fife had been in the Dr. Axtell hospital, at Newton, for two months with blood I poisoning, and it was his first day at home. In addition to his home all of his fine barns and other farm buildings were destroyed and seven valuable heavy draft horses were killed. At the farm of W. F. Brown, the house was blown away and a piano was left Btanding on the floor of the parlor unscratched and undamaged, The 14-year-old son of Mr. Brown sua tained three broken ribs and other In Juries. He is in the hospital at New ton. Mr. Brown was in Newton at the time of the storm. His horses and other stock were wiped out. 4 When Clarence Hashworth. northeast of Sedgwick, and his wife heard the tornado approaching, she grabbed her two-months-old baby out of a basket in which it was asleep on top of a stand. Then with her husband she ran to the cyclone cellar. When they emerged from the cellar to view tl wreckage, they found that everything had been blown away except the stand and the basket from which she- had taken tho baby. It tood undls- turbed. and had not ten moved an inch. Stock was killed, chickens died and the houses and barns were completely destroyed at the fa rma of the follow ing residents in the path of the storrn from Sedgwick to the county seat of Newton- rar-k FvanU- Glen Walthall. Roy Kder. Frank Kater. G. A. McCann. Fred Stahl. rrel Busenitz. Jacob Iffelman. Jacob Regier. Out from Newton early y.terday morning in every Sirection rod squads of men on relief work. jauad wa, headed by These men extended aid to the injured and buried dead animals, Two months ago reaients of Harvey i I 1 i I When relief parties had progressed 1.00jwIth their work In the storm swept farming- districts near Sedgwick and Newton yesterday it developed that Senator S. T. Danner. Mrs. Howard Tanner, her six months old baby, and Elmer Corkle. who were reported dead, are still alive. The revised death toil Sedgwick is six persons. 0j Another was added to the Hat of toll In the death of Ben Harms, a farmer near Elblng. who 100i WaS hurled into a Jiedge and killed s'qq Instantly when his house m-as blown 1.00 away. 5 00 MrS' ranner aped wif of the tor was killed instantly. One arm 6.00 was torn from her body and has not Fuller Hehrigheus Lee Goldne W. H. Fitch H. Denis E. Redmond E. Steele 1. McClellen F. Weaver W. Weaver J. Arnold Nat Chosnek Fred Harms R. Chance Wheeler Drug Co. E. Cudworth Sherman Wise M. Brown Mrs. M. E. Bucklee Friend, cash. ness Most of the realty holders had tn- suranco on their household effect. A few of tha tenants had Inauranr e. Jrt every caae there will tm loss fsr con jof th policies mor than half covered the losses sustained, ornNs AUDITION Trent ma a tar ell Valrmoont Harry Trentman. who ha sold all of Sthe lota in Merriman rarx. addition on Hill will pn Fairmoant Park diulon iry. Thla addition wet aide of HH5ide avenue and run weatward to Grove afreet. It bounded on the north Ivy tr auth by F.Jvnt There are Un lota that will 'ZZlfr The trart now in alfHa t-t wrr rtm i A RurnWr -f wsii I r- byilt at by 7 nho i i been found and her head and face wre crusnea. benator Danner. his wife. funds for the stricken community, acknowledging receipt of all contributions in this manner. Those contributing yesterday to the relief fund are: EAGLE'S FUXD KOIl ANDALE NEEDY Hauser Garrison Dry Goods $100.00 Wichita Eagle 100.00 T. R. Richardson 5 0.00 John DavVson 50.00 John Baurastark 25.00 Retries' 25.00 Boyd Newcomb 25.001 Geo. Innes 25.00 E. S. Ridgeway 15.00 Ira F. Elliott 10.00 C. P. Hale 10.00 P. V. Heaiy Mrs. Herman Oakley English Sisters Elizabeth Hodgson Eugenia Hodgson Roland Speh Leather Co, 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Geo. W. Israel L. N. Hughbanks N. O. Smith C. B. Lavender i Susan D. Boa V. J. Br i ergs John Morris F. A. Amsden John Mayes F. A. Gachenbach J. Dwight Mitchell lr. j. Won Mrs. Cynthia Road W. C. T. U. Woman No name, cash H. A John Level Cash. Friend, no nome Cash. Friend, no nome C. Leonard 42 as follows: O. Martinson J. H. Leonard T. L. Brazill J. W. Harrison 1.00 i J. W. Fotes 1.00! 1 --4 I i Tr-1' the Farm of Pac House, South "of J. J. E. E. R. H. J. 1 H. iC. P. A. 1). A. C. 5.00:Espey 5.00 1 H. 5.00 5.00 5.00 iC. 5.00 M. 5.00 J. 2.50 C. 2.00 E. 2.00 JR. 1.00 I O. 1.00 1.00 i 1.00 N. 1.00 1.00 iS. I 5.00 E. 5.00 5. no their son and the latter'a wife were at home when th cyclone appeared. The young man hi wife took refuge a cyclone cellar after urging his father and mother to accompany them. For some reason the older cou- county organizes ite county lot 1 4 5 0.) Total i 1 Setlgwi-k. 1.0 i Ln 22 1 1 I i I i 1 i pie refused. Senator Panner. who is il year old. Ia In a hospital at New- ton seriously injured. Several ribs are broken and he In Injured ar-jt the head and face. These injariea were sustained and his wife's death occurred when their house was torn to pieces with them In It. Iwey Faw, 1-year-edd nephew of J. P. Pence) Coble, flva milea aotith cf Xewton. waa killed. All of the fan-f fly except the lad reached tba cellar under the house. Mrs. Coble vti bad- I lv bruised and affred mh fcrekea bonea. It was reported Friday that 1 Pence Coble. was killed, but that I wa a mistake. Elmer Corkle, who wa taken to Hal- etead. was atill alive last ciht. The fcom of Mr. Howard Tanner I two i miles away from the atorm avert dla- i i trict and wa at home. It i liered that th.e aiinnarSty ef her i-arse to that Mr. r.rer. ir. wa i ktHed, caused tli repc-rt that waa dead. TUa dead at The 1 Black Horns Lzid in hi Hlrra. Il Located Stzr b'-dzwi' 1

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