Burlington Hawk Eye, March 29, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

March 29, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 29, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE. Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 29. 1890 [Pwck: 15 Cents prs Wm. are oscilating in tike air ready to descend at any moment These points of danger are guarded by the police and military ! company, who drive the surging crowds back at the point of the bayonet. “THE DEAD BOOMS.” At the entrance of the various “dead I rooms” surges a breathless mob clamor- his daughter aged four years, and Jsmss ! Fitzgerald. Werrick kept a grocery and at the time of the accident there were in the store the proprietor, his wife, daughter and Fitzgerald. At the first gust of wind the walls doubled up and the roof dropped in. Werrick was crushed by falling timbers aud taken out T AiiiatnllA T awning ling for admittance, but invariably re-1 dead His wife was extricated in an un-AjUW Swill© JjoVUlvU Uy I fused, unless it be to identify some rein* I conscious condition. Later on in the I tive or friend. Occasionally when one | night the rescuing party saw a Cyclone. half H0IDBED3 ABE KILLE!) AID HASSLED. Missive Buildings Crushed to Earth by Raging Winds* THE SHRIEKS OF THE DTO# Blee Above the Infernal Howl of tho Diaoa Cyclone. TWO MILLION DOLLARS DAM AOR FaU Details of tao Terrible DUniter. Louisville, Ky., March 28.—Between eight and nine o’clock last night a tornado struck this city from the southwest, and and of these enters a sound, half sob, shriek, reaches the outer doors. The telephone wires are all down it will take ten days to get them up working again. The search for the victims is going steadily on and each hour adds largely to the already long list. At many places men labor in great danger of being buried beneath tottering walls at any moment and other accidents are looked for momentarily. A WATIE FAMINE THREATENED An inspection of the water works this afternoon showed the stand pipe was completely wrecked. Until the repairs are completed no pumping can be done and there is only about enough water in the reservoir to last five days. At the end of that time the public will have to depend on wells. It cannot be told now how long it will take to renoir the water works. CRUSHED AND BLACKENED BUIES mark the spot where last evening stood the splendid large union depot at Seventh and River streets. When tne crash came ______  ^    t    ^    ___the Louisville and Southern train had wrtia*.** "ITa a* I just come in and the I & M. was ready northeastward, .caving death and de-1 ou^ ^ut both were caught by the struction everywhere. Outside of the I falling mass and crushed like shells. clearly defined limits the citizens knew! About a dc zen people were injured, but only of a heavy rain, accompanied by a I ^ thought none fatally. The wide .. ,    . .    .lo*™ era I riyer» disturbed by the fury of the toras- high wind. Soon came the alarm of fire | do> ^ yet angry> and what was left of which carried me with it, and I had just reached the door when the entire floor gave way, and we were precipitated to i the basement, blinded and almost Buffi-cated by the clowd of dust and crushed | and JAMMED BY FALLING TIMBERS. In some way the door frame fell with me j and maintained an upright position when it stopped and I was enabled to extricate I myself from the debris and nuke an exit | ____________________ to the street through an adj oining house, from the debris, and the mangled form I whose doers I kicked in. I at once re of the baby girl lay beside its dead I turned over the ruins with several men father. The bwiy of Fuzgerald, the J and extinguised a fire that had began to Louisville and Nashville brakeman, was born. By this time the rain was falling next taken out    J in torrents. The lightning flashes only Eleven men were crowded into the lit-1 gave momentary views of the position of tie barber shop of John Berther at 18031 the ruins and blinded everybody. ULAM LABORS. HE von OF IOWA’S SOLMS AT DES SOUKS. A TINY HAND PROTRUDING Tartans Petitions Introduced — Bills Presented — Legislative Gossip — Creeton’s Municipal Fight-A Stabbing Affray—State News. from a dozen different stations, and the horrors of the calamity began to dawn on the people. Great stone warehouses, halls of amusement, railroad stations and dwelling houses all went down before the mighty powers of the air. The storm soon passed on, the clouds scattered and the moon cast its light over a co *ely stricken city. The wrecked portion of the city lies between Eighteenth, Broadway, Seventeenth and Main streets. The storm passing diagonally across the setion, which is probably a mile square, at least two hundred houses are in ruins. APPALLING SCENES. As the special train bearing Associated Press representatives from Indianapolis ■ped toward this city, the evidences were first noticeable fully fifty miles out. First came to view an occasional dead tree broken into pieces: then larger and more substantial trees and finally monarchs of the forest. Many of the little towns along the railroad were fairly stripped of their signs. A few miles south of Henryville, about twenty-one miles from Louisville, lay an engine with its great iron rose plunged into a bed of soft yellow mud. On the opposite side lay the tender and behind it two coaches tipped over on their sides. It was the wreck of train No. 6. a combination which runs between Indianapolis and Louisville. The train was making the best time possible in the heavy wind when it struck a birch tree that had been torn up by its roots and flung across the track. No one was injured. When TUE SCENE OF THE DISASTER was reached, an appalling sight was presented. Crowds of people thronged the Fourteenth street station and from there up Main street to the heart of the city was a mass of humanity, dodging horses, street cars and all sorts of vehicles. In the middle of the street on either side was wreck and ruin. Great masses of brick and stone in heaps presented the appearance of having simply crumbled to the earth. Gangs of rescuers are at work on tho great masses of debris in the search for human victims of the awful calamity. Here and there lay dead mules, with clots of blood at their nostrils, that had been dragged from the ruins of the great tobacco houses, of which they are a most common adjunct in this southern city. Women and men ran before mad horses, whoss hoofs it seemed would crush them to death. Policemenn were stationed at street crossings to prevent people from attempting to pass them on the thorough fares whose partially wrecked walls stood as a menace to human life, but their efforts were futile, and men, women and children made their way down the dan gerous streets with astounding recklessness. _ THS SHADOW OF DK ATH. the depot by the wind is momentarily threatened by the strong waves that I surge under and about the platforms. IN THS STORM’S PATHWAY. Swim of CoMfualoM Us paralleled—A Wildera«ee of WrooMace. From Seventh street and the river as far down as can be seen ONE CONTINUOUS SCENE OF DESOLATION meets the eye and bewilders the specta tors who never dreamed of anything so terrible. Everywhere is wreck and ruin. The carpenter & Annear Iron works on Eighth street, a four-story building, was , tw ^ blown down and some of the employes I deaths will number about one Imndred IDJ ared. I he wholesale liquor estab- haul fifty. A large force of men have Jib ament of Brown & Son at Eighth and I been sent out to make a thorough can Main streets fell and instantly caught I va8B 0f the devastated district and report fire. By hard work the workmen man-1 the losses of lives and property as fully aged to control the blaze. The buildings I aB possible. They will try to make a adjacent to it were considerably torn up I statement to-night The property Joes and it is quite positive    I    at present are estimated at nearly $1, i u several dead persons    000,000. The work of rescuing the lay beneath the ruins. The great build-    ~ Broadway, when the storm burst. The roof was tora off, the second story carried away, and the side walls were tumbling in, when the men broke the windows and doors and ran into the street. Not one of them was hurt, but the building was totally destroyed. In going down Main street in the opposite direction to the course pursued by the tornado the first evidence of serious destruction are TOPLESS AND WINDOWLESS HOUSES. on the north side between Sixth and Seventh streets. The wind tore the roof j from and drained the top story of the building occupied by the Sat cliff, the owner. Their stock of boots and shoes were greatly damaged. The next two upper stories of the Agast company’s four story notion store were destroyed The two top stories of Bamberger, Strong & Co. s four story bonding was demolished A THRILLING EXPERIENCE was that of Mrs. Roemale who kept a dry goods store at Colgan and Seventeenth streets At the time of the storm her nephew, Willie Eilmier, was with her. When the walls began to shake both of them rushed to the front door just as the whirlwind was passing. It gathered In both of them and carried them into the air a distance of forty feet. At Maple street they were both hurled against a fence and remained there unconscious until they were found by the neighbors a few minutes later. The lady was badly bruised and perhaps hurt internally. Young Eilmier’a right arm was broken, his ankle sprained and there was a deep gash in his throat. ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DEAD. 7:30 p. rn.—It is now thought the Oms Blackman of Nicks Falls Up sa th* Awm lens, As night closed in its folds the devas tated city of Louisville scores of widows and orphans are bowed down with a weight of deepest grief. Wreck and ruin have settled down in its very midst and specters of the dead whose funeral pyres are heaps of brick and mortar seem to rise up and en3hrowd in the awful halo of their presence the entire city. Bands of brave rescuers continue to work, but as night comes on they teem to work more silently, though no less ar duously. As each remnant of the pile of wreckage is lifted it is with anticipa tion of uncovering to view the lifeless form or death set features of a human VICTIM OF THE AWFUL STORM. But there is no time to consider the dead for the living may yet be buried beneath the mountains of debris, and they turn and delve again with renewed energy into the great mass in search of crashed and mangled humanity. As the night grows darker the work becomes more awful. Even the advan tage of light and its fear-dispelling quail ties are denied them, for all the electric wires were torn down by the storm and left the city to be enshrouded in the deepest gloom. It grows so dark in the shadows of the crumbling walls that still stand as silent sentinels over the dead, that object with the semblance of a human form must be grasped to prove it flesh or stone. Still the untiring and strong hearted workers continue to dig in the merciless storm-made graves of the dead. There is no estimating the numbers of those who lie BURIED IN THE CYCLONE'S TRACE. People are still hearing of mis sing members of their families and mothers and fathers stand wildly gazing on the rains and crying on the Almighty to deliver to them at least their dead. And harden hearts move with sympathy and idle men dive into the dirt and grime. The streets are thronged with multitudes of sorrowing people. They stand upon the corners with tear dimmed eyes, solemnly discussing the dreadful catastrophe, or move from one point of the wrecked district to another, gazing at the scenes of ruin. There are at least A HUNDRED FAMILIES HOMELESS in the streets that were happy yesterday in the possession of their dwellings. One poor woman between her half-stifled sobs told how, that very evening, her husband had paid to the building elation the last dollar they owed upon their house, and now all that remains is a confused mass of brick and mortar There are many other cases almost parallel to this. Not only were the houses dashed to the ground, but the furniture in many instances was entirely destroyed. Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods lay last night upon the business streets    _ AT THS MERCY OF TEE THIEVES It now seems almost impossible to find ing at 745 Main street, occupied by S. F. Gunther, H. R. Toewater and James N Prather, was demolished. As was also the immense building occupied by H. A. Thierman & Co., wholesale liquor deal ers and distillers. In nearly all the bus mess houses wrecked some one was injured and fears are expressed that when the debris are are finally cleared away many bodies will be found. Market street this evening LOOKS LIKE A RUINED VILLAGE. The devastation on this thoroghfare is nearly complete. For four blocks not a building escaped partial or total demoli tion, even pedestrianism through it is almost impossible because of the wreck age. In many of the buildings families resided over the stores, and in nearly every case there are reports from these of broken limbs or severe injuries. At No. Ill Mrs. Whitman was fatally injured by jumping from the third floor window. At No. 1120 two of Mrs. Simms’ children were killed and Mrs. Simms was badly injured. From Nos. 1126 to 1180 inclusive, was the fated Falls City hall, where occurred the most awful loss of life as detailed elsewhere. THE COURSE OF THE STORM. The storm seemed only to have swept broadway from Thirteenth to Ninth, but nearly all the houses between these streets and on the intersecting streets streets are demolished. From Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets were mostly small frame houses, occupied by colored families. Roofs were tord off, but not a great amount of damage was done and none of the occupants were hurt. From Sixteenth down to Nineteenth, however, the destruction was terrible. In these three blocks the houses were larger and of much better quality. Nearly every one of them was demolished, but in most cases the occupants escaped with alight injuries. The Catholic buildings at Seventeenth and Broadway—five in number—were all blown down, and Slater Pius was killed. All the other sisters escaped without injury. A RUIN FILLED WITH DEAD. The Louisville hotel was unroofed and otherwise wrecked, while the building west, occupied as a cigar store upon the first floor and sleeping rooms upon the second and third, was razed entirely to the ground In the destruction of this house many lives were lost, principally persons who occupied rooms there. Many of them were young gir's em ployed at the hotel next door. Saloons and other available places have been turned into hastily improvised morgues where bodies are taken as fast as recovered and left awaiting identification. mangled dead goes bravely on Hundreds of anxious men are working as they never worked before, for the bodies of friends and relatives, that lie buried in the mass of brick and mortar that covers the site where yesterday stood the Falls City hall. The CRIES OF MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN are heard on every side and a surging crowd of ten thousand people block the streets for squares. It is a sight to strike anguish to the soul. The pen is power less to express the awful scenes that each succeeding minute roll through the ghastly panorama. Bodies of the dead and wounded are being dragged from ben ath the ruins all around this district, and men, women and children linger about filled with dread and anxiety lest they recognize in the shapeless masses the remains of some relative or friend. THE KILLED as far as identified are: Mrs. Mary Has Bom, Miss Annie Niles. Mrs. M .Laugh ton, Mrs Belle, Lelloff, Mrs. Peterson, Tom Puff, Mrs. Nutt all, Sister Mary Pius, Nicholas J. Sullivan, William Diemer, Ben Cheit, John Emrich, Moody Davis (colored). Thaddeus Mason. C H. Hathaway, of Chicago; Charles Hessen-beuch, of Philadelphia; Mary Ryan, Mary McCune, Mary McGinty, Bridget Crowe, Maggie Campbell, Frank Paine, J. B. Schi’dt, a small child of George W Cuscaden, Park Cornell, E R McCue, of Danville, Kentucky; Pat Raidy, Charles Jenks, Rev. S E Barnwell, Police Officer White Baldwin, D. McLaughlin, August Fleischer, Mrs. Allen Peterson, Capt T. Augermeier. J. B. McCollom, William Demars, a Pullman car conductor; Mrs. E. Hosstetter, Miss Castanian, Theodore Angelin an, Rudolph Senger, Genevieve Simms, Henry Lingo, James M. Stevens, John Reihl, Charles Sebert, J. Lescher, Miss Mary Schatter, A. Stiuebring, Elmer E Barnes, Clarence Loezer, Rob ort Hamilton, Mrs. John Qoran, and four unknown men mangled beyond recognition. _ A FEARFUL SCENE. THE ENTIRE BUILDING COLLAPSED in the front and rear, and of the east and I west side walls nothing was standing above the second story. There were nearly a hundred members present at our J lodge meeting and fully two-thirds of those were ladies. Besides our lodge, another order was holding a meeting on I the same floor with us, a band was rehearsing on the second floor and a party of decorators at work in tne large hah preparing for an entertainment. Bo far I as I could judge there were less than a) dozen, all told, who got out unhurt, and cries for help and groans that issued from the broken and twisted heap, was proof that scores were still there unable j to escape.”___ a ENE KAL. WASHINGTON NEWS Propsilttoi to Opm IMO WorM’* Fair la Wa*hi*atoa. Washington, March 28.—Senator Daniel introduced an amendment to the world’s fair bill proposing that the opening of ike celebration of the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America be held in Washington on October, 1892, all nations to be invited anil on completion of the ceremonies be asked to visit the Chicago fair. THE ELECTION CASES. In the election cases of Waddell vs. Wise, of the third Virginia district and McDuffie vs. Turpin, of the fourth Alabama district, the house committee decided to recommend Sealing the republican candidate. THE TARIFF BILL. The ways and means committee have decided to put a duty of forty per cent ad valorem on carpet yarns with corresponding compensatory duty for manufacturers. The rate on various grades, however, is not uniform and in some instances is below the forty per cent. Nickel ores are placed on the free list. The reductions in sugar will be thirty, five and forty per cent. THE CHINESE LAWS. In the senate Wilson’s resolution calling on the treasury department for information of the arrival and departure of Chinese at the port of San Francisco, the evasion or failures of the aniti-Chinese laws, etc., was agreed to. POSTAL INFORMATION. The house adopted a resolution calling on the past master general for information relating to the employment of inspectors or special agents for investigating the claims of applicants for past masterships. WASHINGTON GOSSIP The Florida judicial nominations created an excited debate in the executive session, but there was no action taken. Commissioner Raum favors the Morrill service pension bill. PREDICTING DISASTERS. RELIEF FOR THE SUFFERERS. Pro i ft A*tl*i of mo Board of Trad* —Fuads Botas; Raised The board of trade to-day appointed a general relief committee to at once relieve the poor people who are in a destitute condition. Twenty thousand dollars was subscribed in a short time and a special meeting of the city council appropriating twenty thousand more. A large corps of men have been organized to work on the wreckage unremittingly, the first attention being paid to the Falls City hall and other points where great loss of life is feared. Fortunately for the homeless THE WEATHER IS VERY MILD The relief committee this evening dis cussed the question of the property loss. Opinions varied considerably, from fragmentary report! received, but it is believed it will reach two and one-half mil lions of dollars. To-night the relief committee prepared the following an thoritative statements which was for niched the Associated Press: “To the People:—The calamity that has overtaken the city of LonisviU by a cyclone leat night was spread over a ter ritory covering a space of ground some four hundred yards wide ana three miles in length through the business andre*! dense portion of the city. The loss of life is in the neighborhood, it is believed, of seventy-five persons and the loss to the city in demage to houses and goods is believed to be two millions of dollars. While the calamity is a great one, our citizens feel able to cope with it and are not cast down, but will at once proceed to repair and resume business im the channels now interrupted. In ell other portions of the city busbies is resumed.” Hundreds of P*opl* Croaked to D*atM la Fall* CIST Hail. Probably the greatest loss of life occurred at the Falls City hall, which was in the center of the tornado. In the lower rooms of the hall were fifty or seventy-five children with their mothers and other relatives, taking dancing lea sons. There were at least 125 persons on the lower floors and 75 more attend ing lodge meetings on the upper floor when the terrible wind swooped down upon the building. The entire structure in less than five minutes was a shapeless mass of brick and mortar, burying two hundred helpless victims, of which number few escaped uninjured. Con servative estimates place the loss of life at this point at one hundred, while other reports indicate that the number was nearer two hundred. At three o’clock this morning thirty-five dead bodies had been taken from this ruin and fifteen wounded and dying. Only those on the third floor had been reached. The room containing the dancing school pupils and visitors had not yet been opened FIRE BREAKS OUT. At 12 o’clock the opening up of the rtion of the Falls City hall caused a Taught to penetrate through, whereupon the smouldering fire broke out through the windows fiercely. It spread rapidly and forced the workers to desert the hole. As soon as the fire gained headway the grons of imprisoned people became shrieks and so great was the hor ror of the moment that watchers grew frantical and screamed and ran ab .ut like, the terrible sufferings which they were unable to alleviate driving them to despair. Several lines of hose were soon throwing water on the flames, but it was more than an hoar before work could be proceeded with, and then it was carried on with mach difficulty on account of the heat. Up to 12 o’clock about thirty-five dead bodies and twenty-five wounded and dying had been TAKEN FROM THE WRECK At 11:30 the room where the children were dancing wee reached. Lewis MnnM, Jr., hid for hours been moving about in agony in front of that portion of the wreck where the room had been. Th* Pee pl* 'Warned A cai mat Devastating Floods In tk* Soath. New York, March 28.- Sergeant Dune, of the signal service, in an interview this afternoon, says that one of the greatest calamities the country has ever kown is imminent, and that it is the duty of the press to warn the people of the lower Mississippi to prepare for the worst. He says: “The damage will be greatest be low Memphis. The height of the river at Vicksburg and Cairo has remained almost stationary at the top flood limit When the wave crest from this new storm comes down the river things are bound to be carried away and the entire surrounding country covered. This will probably arrive at Cairo in two or three days, but it may be three weeks before it reaches New Orleans. New Orleans will be visited without doubt by the most disastrous flood ever known and I would not give five cents for my life in that city when the wave crest strikes it. I have been stationed at Cairo, Cincinnati and New Orleans dur ing the times of great floods and I know what they are.” GENERAL GREELY* 8 OPINION. Washington, March 28.—General Greely, chief signal officer, reiterates his opinion that the flood in the lower Mississippi valley will continue undiminished for ten days or more. The rainfall of Thursday must raise the Mississippi slightly from Cairo southward unless crevasses increase in number. There is no new or important change in the situation since yesterday. Sergeant Dunn cannot speak with any authority except upon New York weather. OHIO’S PRECOCIOUS BOY. Jonaay Comkly, Airt NIM* Tnn, Astonish** IM* Oldest Inhabitant Hamilton, Ohio, March 28.—Johnny Coakly, aged nine, is the boy wonder of this city. He has mastered telegraphy, is far advanced in mathematic, and can spell any word in the English language. The remarkable thing about the lad’s marvelous precocity is that he never ex hibited any unusual signs of a lively in tellect until last fall, when his father took him to the country fair, where he witnessed a batoon ascension. The affair seemed to greatly excite his curios ity, and on his return home he com men cod to talk about what he had wit nessed. and did not retire that night un til it was near midnight. For four succeeding hights he could not sleep. On the evening of the fifth night he pleaded with his father for a telegraph instru ment, and one was presented to him. In a week he could receive and send like a veteran. His mind is so active and com prehensive that he is capable of grasping any proposition in the ream of thought. general foreign news. COUCHOT Clo**d MBS Statal ti Arrau* at M Moscow, March 28.—The University and College of Husbandry here was closed by the government on account of ! the recent d: Six hundred students attending the in I stitutions have been arrested. THE LABOR CONFERENCE. Berlin, March 28 —The labor confer J ence yesterday rejected a resolution rec ommending prohibition of night end Sunday work by women under twenty one years of age. A BATTLE AT ST. THOMAS. New York, March 28.—A cablegram received bv a Spanish importing house Tm Hawk-En Bubbau, I Capitol Building, > Dis Mom kb, la., Maroa IS. I Petitions were not numerous in the house this morning and not much time was spent on them. School books and prohibition are still the favorite subjects of the petitions and the number of them on these subjects is always in excess cf all others. Only two bills were presented this morning. They were: By Brown—To amend the pharmacy law. By Byers—To establish a normal school at Chariton. The printed journals were late in cerning this morning, and when th* convertism of that important document was taken up there was great confusion apparent. On one roll call there had been a great blander made and the roll had to be verified in order for all the members to be placed straight. After spending about fifteen minutes on the matter the journal was finally made correct. An attempt was made to get the bridge fund bill from the senate taken up and passed, but as there are bills of a like nature in the committee on municipal corporations the measure could not bo passed at once and wa9 referred. On motion of Mr. McFarland the bill appropriating four thousand eight hundred dollars to pay the expenses of the university investigating committee was taken up and passed unanimously. A bill to legalize certain acts of the officials of Cass county was parsed at the request of Mr. Wilson. Blythe’s bill to legalize the incorporation of the agricultural society of Cerro Gordo county was passed. The bill legalizing the clerks of court of Plymouth county was passed on motion of Mr. Dent. On motion of Hipwell the bill making the present paving laws applicable to cities organized under special charters was taken up and passed without amendment. This will give some Iowa cities greater powers in regard to paving and they will be sure to take advantage of it. Another bill passed was to provide for the payment of the expenses of the members of the twenty-second general assembly who were appointed delegates to attend the convention to investigate the beef combine at St. Louis. A bill of special nature passed was to allow the Independence and Rush Park railroad to pass through the grounds belonging to the Independence insane asy tom Holbrook shortly before twelve tried to have passed the bill to give school boards additional powers in the matter of furnishing books to indigent pupils. It was taken up for consideration, but befire it could be passed the house adjourned till two p. rn. The senate had a larger number of pe titions than the house, but they were all of the same general drift, with a few on the subject of railroads The bills introduced were: By Funk—To amend section 134, laws of the twenty-first general assembly, making a change in the fourteenth judicial district. By Taylor—To legalize the acts of the Bloomfield council in putting in a elec trie light plant. By Stewart—To legalize the acts of the town council of Montezuma in putting in electric lights; also to legalize the incorporation of the Deep River Farmers’ Alliance Slock company. By the Judiciary Committee—To fix the salary of the attorney general at •4,000 a year. An effort was made to get the bill considered and passed at once, but it was unsuccessful and refer ence was made to the committee on com peniation of public officers. Senator Harsh has not let up on his desire for a thorough inuestigation of trusts. This morning he called up his resolution calling for a continuance of the investigation, but it could not he carried.    ' Senator Dungan inrroduced a res elution which was adopted instructing the railroad committees to prepare bills in accordance with the recommendations made by the railroad commissioners in their report of 1889, if the committees deems such legislation necessary or ad visible. The ways and means committee presented their board of control bill. It was made a special order for next Wednesday at 11.30 a. rn. The school book bills will come up as a special order next Friday at IO a. rn. Senator Kent introduced a bill to ap portion the state into representative dis tricts and declaring the ratio of represen tation. The bill provides for ninety one districts, and this number would pre vent deadlocks in the future. The basis is 18.100. The joint rates bill came up for discussion and passage as a regular order at ten o’dock. The members of the senate were not so desirous of acting hastily and were very free in their expressions of opinion in the matter. The recent decision of the United States supreme court had not a little weight with the members, and they wanted no hasty action in the matter. Senator Meservey was of the opinion that the law as proposed would give suffldent breadth to allow the companies to do business in a perfectly profitable and proper manner. Woolson was not in favor of hasty action. He wanted to know if there was anything in the bill that would protect a solvent corporation in doing business with an insolvent one; but there is no provision. Reiniger and Gatch were much of the same opinion. Shields said that affairs in railroad matters were so tne states early history. Mr. Bradley was born January 5, 1809, and was therefor* a little over 81 years cf age. His grandfather, Phil p Burr Bradley, was an officer in the revolutionary army, and at the dose of tim war was an active member of the Society of the Cincinnati. This membership descended to the deceased, who was the oldest grandson. He was the eldest of six sons, of whom but two survive—Francis Bradley and William Henry Bradlev. beth of Chicago. He graduated ct Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., in 1829, and studied law in the office of Reuben Booth of Danbury, Connecticut. In the spring of 1835, ie came west, and in Chicago met the Hon. Thomas Drummond, with whom he went to Galena, Illinois. There he entered upon the practice of ’aw and was temporarily prosecuting attorney. Here he married, in 1838, Lucinda Carpenter, daughter of the late Samuel B. Carpenter. In the autumn of 1839 he removed to Clinton county, Iowa, where be was elected the first probate judge in that county. In 1842 he removed to Jackson county, Iowa, and in 1845 was elected to the last territorial council, and represented, with Stephen Hempstead (afterward governor of Iowa) the counties of Jackson. Dubuque, Deli ware and Clayton. In 1846 he was elected a member of the stat* senate After the expiration of his service as senator he was repeatedlv elected secretary of the senate. In 1857 he was elected a member of the house of representatives in the state legislature. In 1861 he was elected county judge and 1877 he was again elected to tne house of representatives, which was the last public position he occupied. PROHIBITION ALL KIGHT. D**ld«* repnbli-dectded the pro- TM* R*p«bUeaa Caverns Aceta*! ll* Repeal. a pea Jal to Th* Hawk-Byk. Des Moines, March 28.—The can joint caucus this evening definitely against the repeal of bibitory law, by almost an unanimous vote. The only republicans who are against prohibition are Hinchett and Lawrence, and the former is the only one who will desert the party and vote for the democratic caucus bill. Engle, the union labor man, is in for prohibition, and will vote for the retention of the present law. This will give the democratic measure twenty-two votes at the utmost in the senate and sixty-nine in the house, so prohibition is safe. Os the resubmission question all were not of one mind, and the measure carried by about three fourths of the entire caucus voting for it. However, in session all republican members will vote for resubmission and the supporters of prohibition will have a chance to show again in a few years if they are faithful to their principles. THE STATE LEGISLATURE. A Day’* Work at Iowa’* Capital City. Des Moines, March 28. —In the house a number of bills were introduced, and one was passed appropriating 148 OOO to pay the expenses of the university investigating committee. This has now passed both houses. A number of legalizing acts passed, also one of the most important bills of the session—to make permanent paving laws apply to cities organized under special charter. The senate fish protection bill was passed, also the senate concurrent resolution instructing railways. Committees to prepare a bill in accordance with the commissioners recommendations is necessary or adviaeable. The remainder of the session was spent in the discussion of the Dayton bill squiring bonds by prosecuting witnesses in criminal cases in the justice courts. in the senate. Among the bills in the senate was one fixing the salary of the attorney general at $4,006; appcriioning the state into ninety-one representations 18,100; providing for a Btate board of control and abolish boards of trustees. The joint rates bill was discussed and went over till to-morrow. The appointment of J. J. Dunn as state oil inspector was confirmed. was engaged to cook in a small restaurant at 111 West Main street. Last Saturday he drew some money and at once went on a spree, and the proprietor hired John Peterson. When Davis learned that Peterson had taken his place, he b?-came enraged and attacked Peterson with a knife, stabbing him twice in the abdomen and cutting two small gashes across his neck. Davis was immediately arrested and lodged in jail. Peterson is badly hurt and his recovery is considered very doubtful. Tr*ahi* f*r Cr**t»a** Mayor. Creston, March 28.—The city council has voted to commence suit against Mayor J. A. Patterson and his bondsmen if the amount claimed to be due from his honor be not paid by the second Tuesday in April. The alleged shortage has been the cause of a number of exciting debates, and Mayor Patterson was at one time in danger of a personal encounter The council has been so evenly divided at times that the mayor has been able to cast the deciding vote on questions affecting his own case. It was known that the alleged shortage would be called up again last night and the council room was crowded with spectators. After a lively debate not entirely complimentary to the mayor, the motion to bring suit was carried by a vote of four to six. Dr* Marly’* Ham** N*t Attack**. Moulton, lo., March 28.—It was reported recently that the house of Dr. Murdy was attacked by a mob, which stoned the dwelling. It has since been ascertained, however, that this statement was incorrect, the house assailed being that of Dr. J. P. Smith, who was a witness on the part or the state against Dr. Murdy. It is said that the account-: of the affair have been greatly exaggerated and that but one window-pane was broken and but one shot flied into tin house. Aa Ixyim JS****Kg*r Arrested. Fort Dodge, March 29.—Lester B. Vanzandt, messenger for the American Express company here, was arrested Wednesday evening charged with stealing express packages left in his care. He pleaded guilty, and is now in jail Vanzandt made a full confession of his crime before Judge Hyatt before going to jail. He has been going with a fast crowd, and it was at the poker table that his ill-gotten gains went. It is not known just how much the company has lost, but it will amount to between $300 and 1500. A LyMkiig B«* ThiMinrt at L**a. Leon, March 28.—It is quietly re ported here that a mob is being organ ized in the neighborhood where Tart Fulton, the wounded party in the shooting affray of last Wednesday, lives, and should he die, as he probably will in a short time, they will haug or make an attempt to hang Little. Sheriff Lefollet is making arrangements to give them a warm reception. A HORRIBLE REVELATION. RAILROAD MAT CERS. TM* Amassment of Railway Prop arty la Iowa. Des Moines, March 28.—The state executive council yesterday completed the assessment of railway property. A recapitulation shows that there has been a loss of 38^ miles of road in the stat*, the total now being 8,260 miles of railroad, the assessed valuation of which is $42-$82,984, a toss of $288 024. The gross earnings for 1889 were $37,478,571. The moss earnings per mile for 1889 were $4,537, a gain of $155. The operating expenses of all the roads for 1889 were •25,616,805. the net earnings $11,861,706. The total amount of taxes to be paid is $1,283,643. a c. b. a q, extension. Ft. Madison, March 28 —The Chi cago. Burlington and Quincy Railroad company has a corps of surveyors at work running lines for the proposed ex tension through Boggard, Mount Carroll county, Missouri, to Liberty, to connect with the Hannibal and St. Joe, and thus form a shorter line of the Burling ton system from Kansas City to Chicago. It was stated a few weeks ago that the extension would be built this spring and be in operation by midsummer It is understood that the road will come by Excelsior Springs, which is on the route being surveyed now, and the Hannibal and St. Joe will be double tracked from Liberty to Kansas City. CRESTON*8 MUNICIPAL WAR. SJL!M6™ I *ere frombSt.ftTh?Sr S!5o pSnizfio. I    oil tospectou INCIDENTS CALAMITY. tsso-1 M»j*r Galt’s Major Gall, of the Louisville and Nashville railroad, and family, who [lived in rn two-story brek house, were sitting in an upstairs room, when suddenly the walls fell upon them. Major [Gelt succeeded in getting out without! [injury, but his wife was buried in the ruins. She wee not badly hurt, but the shook to her nervous system was great, however, and she now ie lying danger-1 two distinct rooking! ouaiy UL there. When the room was reached Mrs Rimma was found fatally hurt. Then within about fifteen minutes of each other the three Simms children were re covered. They were unconscious and have only rn faint possibility of living While the father was imploring the workmen to get his other child. a fire broke out and work last man taka* out iii etched was John Hepden. ▲ THRILLING IXPKRIMNC3. wee that of George H. Capit, who was present it a Meeting of the Knights of Honor, in the lodge room on the top floor. He says: “The first intimation of the buildings, unsettled now that it was hard to de isorders among the students. | cide what to do on the subject The discussion was quite extended and cauld not come to a conclusion, so further consideration of the bill was post poned until to morrow morning at 9:30. A large number of committee reports were filed, but es these have been spoken of before nothing need be said of them here. About 12:30 the senate went into executive session to take action on the nomination of J. J. Dunn, Dubuque, to be It had better said state the political trouble which originated a few days ago has spread all over the bland and n battle hie been fought | It St. Throng that Dunn did not want the office if it wee made n salaried job, and it (is sup posed he has taken the nomination and will have a chance to see whether the legislature will trim the office down or not. The senate promptly confirmed the OTKt«arT *—■f|l*— *1    ■ —*    _______ Post Townsend, Wash., March 28.—I nomination and adjourned till to-morrow _ smugglers Douglass Island, by the [ their boats in the storm. DEATH9* DECREE. Philip store houses for the vast amount of mer-1 Three Uvea were lost et the corner of Eighteenth and Mnple streets. The Albany places lowering walls of brick I kilted win John Werrick, aged forty about which tone a window wee blown from its casings and Immediately I calling, Whether on pleasure bent or as.' land [bowels, wild rush I win made for the anta room*druggists SSS*ira gg ihJSOc and ti bottles by all    Jj!    SZhS wan OM of tan Most prominent An OI* Servant Conf***** to Bavin* Sat Fir* to S««r*t*ry Tra*y ’• Hon**. Washington, March 28.—The my* tery that surrounds the burning of Secretary Tracy’s house has been cleared Mr. Tracy’s old servant, Bridgett, has confessed she fired    the    house with kerosine. Her statement is said to be that she poured kerosine all over her room paneling as    far    up stairs as her stock of    oil    would go then went to church. No motive what ever is assigned for the horrible deed and there is no possible incentive except insanity. _ A LImbm R*l**n*4 Madison, Wis., March 28 —The Li cense of the American National Loan and Building Association which was cancelled a few weeks ago by the state au thorities, has been reissued. THE Fly OF Ti GALE. Clites DEVASTATED AXD PEOPLE KILLED AXD MAIMED. Accounts of I holiday’g Terrible Storm From Various Points—Warnings of Disastrous Floods—Bowling Green Demolished. TE* Astonished Kid. In walking up or down a street a man ill sometimes meet another coming from the opposite direction, in such manner as to prevent an immediate passing bv. They will each move, in time, from side to side for several seconds when one or the other will stop anc make it possible to go by. This is very amusing to a spectator; and it sometimes brings a smile to the faces of the parties, or more generally an apology for awkwardness. I met a man thus once, near a corner, who, having a sour stomach, had a sour temper. We kept moving from side to side for a second or two, when he sud* denly stopped, and I, in obedience to the law of continuance of motion, sped by him unto a hallway hard by, where I heard this exposition: “Why in the hell don’t you get out of my way so that I can pass ,” at the conclusion of which one of Des Moines’ smart kids rounded the corner to see what was the matter ; and, not seeing anyone but the exasperated gentleman, a look of astonishment overspread his face, when he audibly muttered to himself, “He’s got snakes; I wonder where he got the stuff.” Amen Navvy. Cincinnati, March 28.—A violent wind storm passed over this city thi* morning and caused considerable damage among the hill-top suburbs. At Madisonville bams and outhouses were blown down. At the cixteenth district colony school on Auburn avenue the storm struck with terrible force. Twenty pupils were panic-stricken, but were gotten on! safely. GRAYVILLE, GA., DEVASTATED. Chattanooga, Tenn., March 28,—A report has reached here that a tornado struch Grayville, Ga., a town eighteen miles south of this place, last night, shortly after midn'ght. The people were sleeping and were terribly frightened. The roof wrs blown off the large flouring mil’s. Two houses were blown iwa end several carrow escapes are reported, but no one is known so far to be killed A FREIGHT TRAIN DEMOLISHED. Evansville, Ind., March 29—A freight tra’n on the Louisville and Nashville last night ercentered a cyclone near Labree, Kentucky, ai d was completely wrecked, the engine toppling over an embarkment. Engineer Burns Brakeman Powell weie killed and the flrtman badly hurt. PARB LAND DEMOLISHED All the entire western portion of Parkland, which lies just beyoud the southwestern limits cf tno city, was wrecked. The storm struck that place before reaching the city and its course was a most peculiar one. It did not move in a direct line mowing down a path before, but went about its dreadful work in a zig zag fashion. In the outskirts of tie town the two story brick residence of Mayor Keppers was struck by the wind and entirely demolished, but the occupants escaped. A great number of houses were blown down, but the inmetis were all up and every one miraculously escaped, only a few being injured and they not seriously. THE TRACK OF THE STORM in Parkland was about three clocks wide. To tho west of town, from the direction in which the wind came, a path several hundred yards wide is mowed down, trees being cut off like stalks of grain before the reaper's scythe Jeffersonville was stiuck by a cyclone at eight o’clock. It was very distinctly heard two miles in the county where the pet pie wondered what it meant. Fortunately not a person was killed in Jtffergonviiie, though some were badly hurt A score of business houses and lefeidences were more or less damaged, some stores being nearly demolished. A dozen people Had MARVELOUS ESCAPES from instant death According to the latest reports this morning, it is hoped none of those injured will die. The damage to the steamers on th? river front was considerable. It is believed to night that the loss and damage to property in Jeffersonville will aggregate fully half a miilion. AN ILLINOIS loWN WRECKED. Metropolis Devastated by a Waterspout Metropolis, 111., March 28. — Thie town was v sited by a fearful storm yesterday, resulting in the wounding and death of a portion of its citizens, and such wholesale destruction to property as was never known before. Suddenly there came from the southwest, roiling, apparently bora of the union of two clouds which met in mid-air and in a moment swooped down j into the Ohio river, and on lifting there j followed a column of water estimated all the way from fifty to two hundred feet in height. This curious phenomina swept onward striking the river front From there it rushed through the residence and business portion of the city. Nothing in its path escaping damage more or less serious A number of buildings were completely demolished. Not on8 of the more prominent and costly buildings in the city escaped. The only person killed outright was Emily Marshall, a colored woman, but the list of wounded is long and it is feared some of them will die. There were marvelous escapes, most notable being that of the family cf Wm Matthews, whose residence was overturned and carried away, leaving the family on the lower floor unharmed In the country tho devastation Is even more appalling. WilLam Bruner's farm residence and out buildings were entirely swept away. Mrs. George Maili ewe had her leg broken. A quarter of a mi lion is perhaps not an exaggerated estimated loss. Coot pal j Moil** Til* C*aa«U Determined to tao Mayor to Account for Dm* th* City. Special to The Hawk-Et*. Creston, March 28—The Creston municipal war is still waging. At a recent special meeting of the Connell the city attorney was instructed to commence snit against Mayer Patterson and his bondsmen for the sum of $991 19 said to have been short of a balance in the mayor’s accounts. The action ii ordered for April 2, the day following the next regular meeting of the conred. The mayor lays he will account for every cent, and the conned says his bondsmen wid if he does not. The new council is even more determined to see fair play than the old was They have taken the appointive power from Mayor Patterson and arranged all committees to snit themselves. The law and order majority of the conned is composed of both republicans and democrats and they say justice will be done. They are backed by the best element of citizens and will stand together regardless of political consequences. To-morrow’s meeting of the conned is expected to settle the question of the mayor's adeged defalcation. BUM la SE* Rala*. Oswalt, Iowa, March 28.—While workmen in the V air ai Coal company's mine were engaged Wednesday in removing some Drops the roof caved in and buried Peter Osbloom beneath the rains. The debris was quickly removed from Osbloom, when another fall again pinioned him, his leg being held down by a cross beam. He was extricated after several hours' work, and, though badly in j ared, will recover. FATALLY STABBED. Draughty Fluor*. It is one of ti ie oddities of human nature that people are always looking as far away as possible from the ground they stand upon, not only for their best chance for distinction, but for the dangers which they believe are most besetting. A lion tamer ventured toto the cage of toe most ferocious beasts, apparently having no fear of them, although he was often quite badly bitten. But he had a dreadful fear of taking bronchitis. One day, after he had entered, with perfect composure, a cage containing two half-starved bears and a panther, be shook his head gravely as he came out “Well, well, sir,** he said to a gentleman who stood near, “this is going to end badly for me some day.” “You are afraid those ferocious animals will devour you, then?” “The animals? Pshaw! You don’t think I'm afraid of them, sir! Not at all; but these cages, sir, are slush a dreadful place for draughts!”—Youth’s Companion. Daei Mars**. Ottumwa, March 28.—A serious affray occurred tee Tuesday afternoon, in which one Jack Davis fatally stabbed a Swede miner named John Mnon. It seems that Davis about three Weeki About Buying Cigars. If, by chance, I happen to go into a strange cigar shop and the man at the case asks me if I want an imported cigar I make up my mind that he doesn’t know his business or that he takes me for a fool. A man is supposed to know what sort of a cigar he wan* s and ought to say so at the start. An imported cigar, at the average cigar stand, at the common price, is a delusion and a snare. If I go into a place where I am not known and bay a cigar I am always particular to notice the box. If the, cigar does not fit the box I know the seller has practiced some deception. He has put a different cigar in the box than the one called for by toe brand. If he is mean enough to do tins he is mean enough to palm off a poor cigar. lam not a cynic in anything; but I have noticed one thing in my navels—it is easier for a man to be swindled on cigars than anything that grows, runs or stands still, lf the cigar ttumwa man doesn't know you you get the worst and cf IL—Chicagp. Tribune. A CHY wiped our. B*wlli| Green, K«»tme«v, R*p*rtrt O'to pieties Otaollthrt Cincinnati, March 28 — Late dispatches 6!ale hat tne tornado struck the rown of Bowtieg Green, Warren county, Kentucky, aud completely wiped it out. As the wires are down no detailed report can be obtained, and but the meager fact that the calamity had occurrad has been received. Bowling Green has a population of about 5,000 inhabitants, and the loss of ife is conjectured to be correspondingly arge. The town is on the line of the Louisville and Nashville railway. NINE MAN KIL LED. TE*Twirler* K««aitof chiels*’* 8**ar Hull aery £ipio*lo*. Chicago, March 28 —Search in the ruins of tne budding wrecked by the explosion in the sugar refinery yesterday was completed this evening and it is now known nine men were killed and thirteen injured. Ail the dead were laborers, their names being August Thermals, Albert Hass, Frank Watiisch, Jno Otto, Henry Hubeldt, Michael Hecer. Morris Flynn, Albert Witzka and Fred Graff. Most of the bodies were partially consumed or terribly mutilated, and some of them could only be identified by fragments of clothing remaining intact. Great crowds surrounded the place ail day, most of them being anxious for relatives and friends, and whenever a body was taken out and identified, the lamentations of the immediate relatives were heartrending. One or two of the ii j ared may yet die, being very seriously burned. Haairt tor Mamer. Raleigh, N. C., March 28.— Ji Davis, alias Will bhackleford, hanged at Pittsboro to-day for the murder of John Horton._ Bacllah Capital la ta* WMS* San Francisco, March 28.—The morning paper says sn English syudk*1*™ secured a controlling interest in im *rni-ladelphia and United Siat«itraw*nea here. Consideration three million dollars. __ IMW HH. lurch 2S.-J. tt Campbell, ch.lrmmi of the d™ocr*U* ■tate central committee, died yesterday of apoplexy. ;

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