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   Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - July 15, 1874, Winnipeg, Manitoba                                CITY, AW D VIN CIA L The Storm. From Our Own Correspondent. A I drop you th'ese few lines to mali you acquainted with the results of ;tb storm we had dowri'.here ,6n 'last, about half an hour, or perhaps an hour after 'midnight on Sunday morning the storm set in, commencing wi.th veri high wind which increased until.it a perfect hurricane, then rain with it aceompaniamcnt thu'hder and light riingwhich were the most severe we .have yet had, the lightning keeping uj a constant light; then came'degtrnctioii in the shape of hale and earnestly speak ing it averaged the size of a The hail destroyed the greater part o the crops ;by breaking the stem, all grain "being well headed. Mr. Trnthwaite lost "about 98 bushel's, sown and al 'the fields out in Butter Town and Maple- ton, have been destroyed, where the hail did not cut the grain down; the wind blew down fences and the cattle got in .utterly destroyed splendid fields. A large Hudson Bay boat which was lying outside the 'fort standing on. its keel was found next morning to -have been moved 64 paces, and standing on its keel, no injury was done to the boat, and no mark can be found on the ground which would show that the boat was.driven by the wind, except about a foot from where the boat now is. there is a mark which shows the boat to Lave been dragged, so we judge that the boat was entirely lifted oft' its keel by the wind and deposited within a foot of where it now lies, several other large boats were .displaced and turned around but none so far as the particular one I mention, the flag staff was also blown down in the foot. Altogether the storm was the worst that has been here since 1853 (so the old settlers it lasted about two or two and a half hours. The hail broke windows.in a', great many houses and a great number of large trees were blown down in various, directions. The loss of pain roughly may be calcula- ted at about twelve to fifteen thousand bushels lost in Mapleton of course means the returns from seed sown. Lower Fort Garry, July 14th, 1874 An Unreliable Informant. To the Editor of the FBBK PBBBS, The Eev Mr O'Meara.of Holy Trinity Church in this city has lately been on a visit to Ontario. The ostensible motive for his visit was, to raise :funds for the construction of a new place of worship for the members of the. Church of Eng- land 'in Winnipeg; a very proper and laudable design. Unfortunately, however, the reverend gentleman has not-confined himself to the business in question; In Ontario, as w.e learn by the papers, he was inter- viewed by 'a. reporter, to whom he im- parted a variety of social and politidai Manitoba scandal, with which, as it ap- pears to me, a minister of the Gospel of Peace and good will should not have been burdened. Having concluded his budget of pel-son al scandal, we are in- formed lhat the reverend gentleman ex- pressed the opinion that the people of this Province, or a majority of them, "would vote in favor of annexation to the United States in consequence of the treat- ment they received from the Dominion Opvernmont. Now, sir, I would very much like to know what authority Mr O'Meara has for making an assertion of this kind, and thus, taxing the people of Manitoba .in such a sweeping mann'er with disloyalty and want of patriotism iN'othiiuj, I am persuaded, would be more in correct than such a statement, nor would anything be more likely to damage us in the esti- mation of our Canadian fellow-subjects. In common with the rest of Mr O'- Meara's fellow cannot but regret that he should have taken an opportunity thus to unnecessarily and incorrectly cast a slur of this Province and can only trust that if he.goes upon another money raising expedition, he will confine himself with- in the limits of his not, for the sake of seeing, his name in print, al- low himself to be made the ;victim of. a sensational reporter. f, Winnipeg, July 14th. The Indian Tprfeiaag. WASHINGTON, JttljE partment has received, dispatches LQine.Tree, .confirming- .aecouirts of the battle with the Sioux about ninety miles 'wpafgt Port Brown, in which fifty ;Indians "were, killed and wpanded. Lieut. Young is reported dangerously wounded. ,Capt. Jas. Bust, commanding the mili- tary station at Lower Brule. Agency, Dakota, writes, that the Indians there are in a war-like mood, and nothing but a good show of force will prevent a se- rious outbreak. Capt. Carlisle Boyd, commanding at .the Cheyenne Agency, reports that the supply ofrations for the Indians is about exhausted, and says that should the issue of rations, and especial- ly of beef, be. stopped for any lengthen- ed it will lead, to serious depre- dations, if not to actual-warfare on the part of the Indians. A K D _ W A R E S T O B, E. N B s BC E E T o R cM 1C It EN TAYLOR S' ._ Beg to notify the people o5 Winnipeg and Rurrounding country that they have opened theit -WHICH The; Most Complete and Cor unodious in the Great North West npENDERS will be re- JL ceived by the undersigned up to Saturday night for the erection of a dwelling-house. For particulars apply to J. F. GALBKAITH, J115-18 Jror'-Weater office. BUTTEE. Ibs. CHOICE Dairy BUTTER for sale. W. PALMER CLARKE. Ji-15-15 This Firm is prepared to Manufacture all sorts of Tin and Sheet Iron Work .on the shortest notice and at reasonable rates. IMMIGRANTS will do well to call and inspect our stock before purchasing their Plows, Rakes, Reaping and Mowing Machines, Farmers' Wagons and Carts. All Kinds of Farm Implements always on hand. MANITOBA FBEE PEESS BRICK WAREHOUSE TO sale or to rent on reasonable terms the Brick Varehouse of the subscriber. 115-20 JOHN SOHULTZ. JACK- B E N S O N'S LIVERY STABLE, RORIE ST., NtZAR POSTOFFICE, is the largest, most best stocked, and generally tip-top establishment in .the city, and is equal to anything in Ontario. Business 'buggies, open and covered; yacht buggies, covered; Fhsetons, open and covered: one first-class Victoria Phaaton. Eight Teams of First-class Horses. All go no cripples. No stop when they want to; all well taken care of and able to show it. Best assortment of harness anywhere. Money says all the above. JiS-m J.E. BENSON. PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ESTABLISHMENT. WAREHOUSE J. C. D. McVICAR CO., General dealers in DRY aOODS, GROCERIES, Heady-Made Clothing, Boots and Shoes AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, Machines, Etc. A Splendid stock and at exceedingly low prices Call aud see. them. QIGN OF THE BUFFALO. JAS. HENDERSON CO s. NEINKIMPATTPE is: name of a prominent Sioux warrior. Dealers in GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, and Ready-made Clothing Consisting of Straw, Fannama, aad Linen Hats, LINEN AND LUSTRE COATS, White Dress, Regatta, and Oxford Shirts, SILK, COTTON, ANU MERINO TJNDERCLOTHINQ, Also, a full assortment of Gents' Ready-made Clothing. Garry west side. jlS-lm H. LYOF, Main St., Winnipeg, WHOLESALE RETAIL Dry Goods and Clothing, Hatsand Caps, Boots and Shoes, etc. Can't be beat in j General Groceries, Proviaiona, WINES AND LIQUORS, Confectionery, for the: King Dajton Hay Hake. lj C THE WEEKLY FREE PRESS is a handsome-eight page paper of forty columns, published every Saturnav contains more reading matter, and has a larger circulation ALL the combined, and is THE BEST ADVERTISING- MEDIUM through which to reach the people of the Province. It is a regular visitor to nearly Ingush speaking household in Manitoba. THE DAILY FREE PRESS has already attained a large circulation the city. V To advertise in it is to secure cominmiicatioii with the entire city. THE JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT Paul. Jtis supplied with the latest improTcd' presses, and all modern styles of type are received as fast as produced.: This depart. ment is under the control of one of the most experienced job printers in the Dominion. Excellence nx quality, promptitude in execution, and Mr prices are the character- iaticB ofthisdepartmehi. I Lately haVe been added to thiB eBtabliehment, complete flicilifieg ifbr all kicde of bodk-biriding. .-M.' .r;   

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