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   LeMars Sentinel (Newspaper) - July 15, 1890, Lemars, Iowa                                VOL. XX, NO, g^. LE MAK8, IQW^, TUESDA"^, JTH.Y 15, 1890. ISSUED SEMI-WEEKLY. $2.00 PER YEAE HIDES! HIDES aides, FeltsV   Vvaea Wool and Tallow. W.M": CLAGG & CO., . Bnilding north of Floyd Barn on 1 9 Street. FRED P. WHITNEY, CITI |Ai)eatlt List of TTrcnty at Kolilihan'8 .  Lake. -dbalek in- BATH TUBS, SINKS, IRON AND LEAD PIPES, WASH BASINS, WATER .   CLOSETS, FITTINGS *    .   /       AND BriASS GOODS LAWir'sraiHKEilHp foMtains: HOYT & GOUDIE. -ProprletorB of- The'RiBhJifai'Houy^' LIVERY, - FEEc, and Siale Stable Conveyance to any 4>aBt;ot.ft�t country fdra,-: ished on short notice. Terms reasonable. Oar teams are good roadsters and onr vehicles new and neat. 'Bas and baggage wagon rah in connection with the Union Hotel. Passengers and baggage taken to any part of tl^o city: Telephone Mo. 23. * HOYT & GOUDIE. J- H. WINCHEL -(SuccKssok TO WILSON & McLAlN,) REAL ESTATE LOANS and COLLECTIONS Low Intbrkbt for money on real estate^ Monet Paid Ovgii as soon as papers are made: out. No Interest Due until end of year. Rkai. Estate, bought and sold. Monet to Loan on Inbtali.mknt Plan on city property. BonnowEKS will save Money by deal-ng with me. Office over Diehl's Drug Store, LeMars,    Iowa. 38* Bain & Ketch am LUMBER WAaONS, MARSEILLES AND ADAMS, Hand and Power ^lieliers and feed Mills StAri Cliumpion iind Adiinis Wind Mills. Hand and Underground Force I'uinp^ BRASS CYLINDER PUMP. All goods Warninted. BAILEY & CO. 71*tf Gu8 liaerling's old stand "ALWAYS ON TIME." i_no liqei�o handson^Iy e^a^^iedfor cairiag' builtr lira line, bietw��n �ndBt.J?iii " onon this lino-SaKicav 4 Iiimited,'^>hiab i-an4'oo�0if^�Ter' oiscoandi_______....._.. throashlrminaOTer tbU Hi, St. FWil and Chioaco. land; parlor H-WEJ aretW;   ' -'KftllBM ^( and^PalathV man slaepers^are LINE raJi^JUimeapolig Sc'Smaba, Chioa-remont, ElUioni~^Hi�: "advertised as'rrhe ---------   .. -4the qniokeet'piwas cities'snd towns in':the territdry iIir�onn�6la(6niintii tbe:iUnion' P..1M.a; 0.'''B^.,talB0:fbnnB ii-the Paoiilo odast^Operated.vB the > Sb; F^nl   ynioaTPacPo];Li|i9. ( a  '    t"'^^, T. W.TBASDAIi?!, I? FARM K ronaALioniiKiiT:: Frighf ful Work of the Wind in Minnesota. CYCLONES NEAR ST. PAUL AS MANY MORE AT LITTLE CANADA At IiKke City an Excursion Steamer Is Wrecked and One Hundred and Fifty Pertions Are Swept Into tlio X.ake, Buf-foted by High RolliiiK IVnves and Felted with Hullstones Until Finally Exliaust-ed, They sluK to Rise No Slore-Tlirill-ing Scones as Revealed Uiuler the Iilght-nlnj(*s Glare-Immense Destruction of Property In the Track of the Storm. Lake City, Minn., July 14.-What will probably prove to be tlie most disastrous cyclone that haa ever struck this community passed over this city at 9 o'clock last evening, 'inflicting a loss of life of perhaps oiie or two .hundred people and damaging property to an extent that at this writing cannot be estimated. Your correspondent was visiting friends in Lake City, and was sitting in tSe 3 ard when what appeared to be ordinary electric storm was seen �coming up from the west. In half an hour the whole heavens was converted to a complete canopy of liglitning, which was Avatched with interest by the bravo citizens of the little village and with fear by the timid women and children. A little before dark a terrific wind struck the community and your reporter sought the shelter of the house just in time to escape being caught under a huge tree tliat came crashing down agaiiist. the house. Windows were closed mstantly, and none too soon, for the cyclone wass upon us, and trees and houses were fast being, demolished in its path. While my wife in fear and trembling, sought the seclusion and protection of the -cellar in company with the ladies of the house, I assisted in closing, shutters and making Preparations for the Worst that could be expected, wlule trees were heard to be.crashing.down and missiles were striking against the house. The building iiroved strong enough to weather the blast, and in half an hour the worst of the liuiTicane had passed. As soou as the trees had been cleared away from the front of the housfe it was soon learned that a horrible calamity had befallen the place, that has not been equaled since the St. Cloud cj'clone sev-veral years ago. People began to gather in the streets, and m a tew moments the news was scattered abroad that an excursion boat, with over two hundred people on it, was capsized in the middle of LakePepin. The boat proved to be the steamer Sea Wing, which came down the lake from Diamond Bluff, a small glace about seventeen miles north of ere, on an excursion to the encampment of the First regiment, National guards, which is being held a mile below this city. The steamer started back on its homeward tnp about 8 o'clock, and although there were signs o'f an approaching storm it was not considered m any way serious and no danger was anticipated. The boat was crowded to fullest capacitj'-.ibout one hundred and fifty men, women and children from Red Wing and Diamond Bluff being on bofird, and about fafty people on a barge, which was attached" to the side of the steamer. When about opposite Lake Oily the boat bugan to leal the effects of the storm, but the officers kept on the way. The Storm luuroHSud as the boat continued up the lake, and in hfteen minutes was at its height, nearing a central point about two miles above Lake City. The steamer was at the mercy of the waves, which were now washing over the boat, and all was confusion. The boat momentarily ran on to a bar, and the barge was put loose and the steamer again set adrift in the lake. lA number of those on the barge jumped and swan ashore. As the barge also floated again into deep water, those on the barge saw the steamer as it was carried helplessly, out into tlie middle of the' lake; and, as they were being tossed about on tbb raging waters, they were horrified a moment later to observe the steamer capsize and its cargo of 180 People Precipitated Into the I.ake.- Thoaeonthe barge remained tbere^ until they were drifted' near shore and: they were allrescued or swam ashore. Amobg them were twoladies, who were brought to the beach by strong and ready swimnlers. The events that transpired on the steamer after it separated from the barge are probably most clearly related by those who were rescued from it. As soon m the storm had begun to effect the progress of the boatGaptian Weathern gave, instructions to run the boat into the Wisconsin Bhofe, but itwas: against a too terrible force of lyind and waves. In five minntes more the waves began to wash into the boat and fill its lower decks, Vnd while the hail stones as large as hen eggs came . down on' the heads of; the helpless creatures huddled together on the top, <  A Unge Wave Struck the Craft j ... (mtheSeide'atitliLe; same, moment that terrifip blast of wind came up and 'carried the boat over. All of the p^plei on board, one^'hjandred'and fifty or: more wete thrown intp: the -wateri some being caught, nnderh^^th^and pothers thrown into the waves; The iboat; tnrne4 bottom upward and only aboul;.' twentj'-fivepeople we^ obsetvedtojbe; floating on; the surface. These caught: hold- of .the boat and climbed, upon the upturned' bottom and those iflr^t: eepunng a pdaitionv assisted the dthers.-;The twenty-fiveor . so who � had - bbtftined - momentary: safety on the ' no .JotherSi^oJ the boat ,.    'floStii^Qpfethispr, l^rdB^ i^w^M white dress Of a drowning woman or child-was 6bsdi:Ved', but it was impossible for those who Witnessed the:Horrible Sight to lend any aid. Those remaining began calling for help from the shore us soon as the storm began to abate, and in half an hov.r lights were observed flitting about on the piers at Lake City, opposite which the upturned steamer hud now been driven. Before help could reach them, liowever, the poor creatures who yet remained to tell of the horrors of the night were submitted to another battle with the element:'. With no word of warning, and aa thor were just begin-ring to hope that tufy would be taken off by'the citizens of .Lake City, the boat again turned over, this time on its side, and again all of the twenty-five remaining souls were hnrl.'d into the water. Of these several weru drowned before they could be brought to I he boat. As the men hung onto the railing, in danger each moment of being washed away by the waves, one man observed the forms of two Women Wedged In between a stationary seat and the boat's side, both pale in deiith. Another man saw two little girls floating by him as ho clung desperately to the steamer. Half an hour after the passage of the storm your reporter went, with others, to the dock where the steamer Ethel Howard was anchored, safe from' the storm. It was presumed that the steamer would at once proceed to the rescue u of the drowning, but when I asked the captain, Mr. Howard, if he Was going out to the rescue, he replied that he was not going to run his boat away from the shore until the indications of another approaching storm had disappeared. He said also that he did not propose To Risk Iiosing His Boat to look for dead people on the lake. Citizens of Lake City who-heard Capti Howard's remarks were most severe in their denunciation of the position he assumed in the face of the statements made to him that eveiry moment might mean the saving of half a dozen lives. Many talked of taking the boat away from him by force, but there were not enough to put the plan into execution, and other means of rescue were resorted to. In a few minutes a dozien or more row boats were_manned and put out from the shore. The upturned boat was at last, discovered, and the twenty or more remaining people clinging to the boat were rescued and brought to the shore. A full list of the lf)0 passengers which are pretty certain to have been drowned is not attainable at this writing. A large majority of them were women and children, those saved being nearly all strong men who were able to swim and cling to the boat after it had capsized. On the return from the capsized boat with three or four people who had been rescued one of the'row boats encountered two floating bodies, each with a life preserver attached. In Lake City the damage to property br the cyclone 18 groat, although no fatalities have been reported. Collins Bros, saw and planing mill is totally demolished. The root the opera house, owned by Mr. Hanisch, was carried away, and the stores underneath move or less damaged by the ram and hail. Fifty-Mnc Bodies Recovered. 1:3U a. m,-Fifty-niiie bodies have bueii found and.)aid out. 'Wwor. ipf^tlte A CYCLONE'S PATH. SDEiD. The A jred "Pathfinder" Suddenly Succumfes to Disease. PERITONITIS CAUSED HIS DEATH. A Poreciiflt of Congressional Work-"^lie Senate Win Mnko an EHort to Take Up tho Tfirin- Bill Xhia Week-Wliat House Will Do.  V tne New York, July 14.-Gen. John Charles Fremont dfod at the home of his adopted daughter, at 4 o'clock this afternoon. His death was sudden *nd unexpected and' resulted from ah attack of perikinitis. Dr. Martin attended thepatie^,, but was unable to afford relief. The": general was out on Friday in apparently good health. His son, J. C. Prompnt, of the navy, was present at th^'general's death bed. Gen. Fremont was born January 21, 1813, at Savannah,;G'a., his father being a French immigraiit. He was educated at Charleston college, taught mathematics, became ani engineer in the government employ in the west, explored the Rocky Mountain region and gained great fame by his Successful penetration to the Pacific .cd.dst through almost incredible hardships,' He took a prominent part in the conquest of California, was eledted as one; of the first United States senators from that state (1S49-51), was the first Eepui?iican candidate for president, in 18o(S, Served in the Union army as major-general (1801-03), was nominated for the presidency by i^e Cleveland, convention of lHfl4, but declined the nomination, and has not since taken an active part in politics, though he was appointed governor of Arizona in 1878. Of late years he has been engaged in promoting southern railroad enteriirises. His -wife, formerly Miss Jessee Benton, daughter of the famous Thomas Benton of Missouri, survives him. Mrs, Fremont is at present at Los Angeles, Cal., with her daughter, Ehza-.beth. A son, Frank P. Fremont, is at Fort Snelling, Minn, Gen. Fremont died at the residence of his adopted daughter, Nina, wife of Col, Porter, His illness dates from last Tuesday when the thermometer reached 100 deg. He took a trip to Seabright and felt the effects.of the heat and exertion. On Friday a chill ensued, and inflammation of the bowels rapidly developed. CONGRISSS' WORK POBKCAST. nm.EOATKS'  II TOUTS. Twenty Killed at Kohlman's Luke and as Many at Little Canada. Minneapolis, July 14,-Minneapolis and St. Paul almost^ by a miracle escaped the severe effect ot a cj'clone, A t 4 o'clock the funnel formed a few miljs northwest of Minneapolis and first came to the ground, but only for a moment, near the Twin City stock yards. No serious davnatje la yec reiiorted from there. It then rebounded and came to earth again about five miles fm-ther east, and rebounding again struck the 'vicinity-of Kohlman's lake, seven miles from St. Paul, with an intensity that was terrific. At this time the top of the funnel as seen from � tall building in this city seemed fully ^wo miles m circumference. At Kohlman's lake six people are dead and five missing and nine wounded. At Little Canada, also near St. Paul, there are lives lost but how many is not known. The cyclone cut a swath 200 yards wide, leveling everything before it. The damage to property is great, but not yet estinmted. Large trees were broken like strawsand can-ied hundreds of yards, and six houses were blown bodily mto the lake. All the inmates of one house were killed. Almost hundreds of heads of stock were killed, some very valuable, as some rich stock farmslay in the path of the storm. Later advices indicate that at least twenty people were killed at Kphlman's lake, and perhaps as many more at Little Canada. The funnel was photographed from the top of a hotel in this city by F. A. Hogle during the time it was wreaking destruction at Kohlman's lake, and an excellent negative obtained. Another Explosion In the Tlogn. CHiOAao, July li.^Another teirific explosion o<;purred on the big freight steamer Tioga that was wrecked Friday evenmg by an unexplained concussion in the hold. Fire again broke out and for a moment it seemed asif the huge vessel and cargo were doomed. The fire department, however, was promptly on the scene and soon got the flames under contiol. Two men were injured by the explosion, Hans Ohns-tianson and Thomas Johnson, members of. the wrecking crew. Both were taken out alive, but seriously burned and bruised. Over forty were killed by Friday night's explosion. .     - The'BanKer'ii Bad Break.     ^ Ban Francisco, July 14.-The United States steamer {Ranger ran into the Lombard street  s. Des Moines, la., July 14.-The week's Iowa weather crop bulletin shows an average temperature ot 35 degress above normal and a rainfall generally deficient. Telegraphic reports of showers on the evening of the llth give promise that the excessive drought m the southern and southeastern counties was mitigated. The week was favorable to haying and harvesting and matured crops are being secured in excellent condition. Extreme heat hastened the ripening of spring cereals and caused a shrinkage of grain in some localities, but the general condition is fair. Corn IS very promising, and as yet uninjured by drought except withm limited area.. With favorable conditions the future will nearly if not quite equal last year's big yield,  Gen, Fisk Buried. Coldwateb, Mich., July 14.-The remains of Gen, Clititon B, Fisk reached this city Saturday afternoon on the 5 o'clock tram and were met at the depot by the Grand Army ot the Republic, W. C. T. U, delegates from the Prohibition club, aud a large concourse of citizens generally. As the funeral services had been held in New York the day previous the remains were taken at once to Oak Grove cemetery, -where the burial service was read, a requiem sung by a choir and the remains were laid to rest beside those of his two children, who died many years ago m St. Louis. It Wore a Bogus Stamp. PiTTSlsuiiG, July 14.-The Times states on authority of Col. R. H. Thomas, secretary of the Pennsylvania State Grange, that the bogus letter purporting to have been sent out by President Harrison accepting an invitation to the Grange exposition at Carlisle, emanated from W. B. Faber of Carlisle, the same man who ongmated the report that Charles Henry Lea of Philadelphia had come out for Del%meter-:-a report since denied by Mr. Lea over his own signature. BASK BAI.I. ECLIPSE Windmills Pumps AND Tanks. Corn Cultivators, Deere, Elwood, Moline, Dandy Hiding andjWalliing Cultivators. Racine Sprino Wagons, Columbus Buggy Co.'s Buggies, Surkeys,    JFhaetons and Carts.   Also the Eice Coil Speing Buggies. . Moline, Miiburn and Weber Wagons. COMPLETE STOCK OF SHELF AND HEAVY HARDWARE, STOVES 1= AND TINWARE, .PEW BROS.. LeMars, Iowa. As They Began the Week. -WESTEBDf    ^    I    PLAYEHS' liBAOnB. Oluljs.   Wori.Lost.P0,i01ubs. In'polis.�   23   .�35!Bo8ton, 26 28 iiO 86 88 4Z Won,Lost.PO. Miricee.:, SO Kan^ City 81 Denver,.. 34 Sioux O'y 31 DesMoins 28 OmaJia... 25 St. Paul., 18 NATIONAI. liEAOniJ!, Brooldyn �. 84   .6i2 Cin'natl. 43 Phila..... 43 Boston..,. 41 .�0�1 ,B6T| ,5481 .6081 .4381 ,89TI Ohicago,. 84 N'wYork 28 Ol'veland 19. Pittsburg 16 24 26 27 SO 40 44 80 .oao .�it .OOJ .531 .412 .302 .2421 ........ 40 28: .606 lOUicaKO.. S8 27 .6a5 Brbolclyn 87 . 83 .528 NVYorli84 81; ,523 Pittsburg 83 82 .5(10 Plilla.,;.. 34 84 .600 Ol'veland ^ S4 .4(3 Buffah).., 17 42 .288 AMERICAN ASa'N. .4.thletIos. 40 25 .015 ti'uisville 88 at. I.i)Uls.''86 Rocb'ster 36 Ool'mbusSS Syracuse,'^ Toledo,., 27 Brooldyn 17 25 28 29 83 an 84 40 ,576 .563 ,654 .500 .444 .443 Ji86 mm E. MILLER, Contrafitop aM BdIMbt, Flani and Vtewi cgt All Kindt tt WU-'ins* BkowD free. P CJBLIO BTJILpiISrGS, M Fine Residences a Spec^tj.' Estimates + Furnished �iPrM;" Gcnerml Agtn* tatjiht O^Mfdon Iron fenoe and Creatliir Oe. ComtiraiidenMPiaapUyAnavered.^:     X lesidencfton Plymouth Street. LE MABS,. XO;WA. Sunday's Base Ball Games.- � AJCXRIOAN ASSOOIATIOir. , At Columbus-Columbus. 2; :Brooklyn,3. At St. Louis-St. Louis, 7; AtWetlcs,-8. At Louisville-Louisville, 4; Syracuse, 10,: At Toledo-Toledo, 18;-Hocbester, 6. .  VXSTERN ABSOOIATION. .  c At Milwankeo-rMilwankee, 6; Sioux City, 2. At St. Paul-St. Paul. 10; Kiinsag City. 4. For a Xlilrd Term.-   - LiNOOiiN, Neb,, July 14,-In an interview Qovemor Thayer made a formal announcement of his candidacy for a re-nomination. He said that he j was pleased to learii of the suocess of the Mercer ticket in Omaha, and hopes that therumoris true that he is the second choice of the Mercer forces. Commencement Ezeroisos. Shenandoah, la,, Jply 14.-The West-em Normal collegev;.will: open its comr Sencemenfr on,-: Jjily, and, will con-iuofive'days. --��^-v, - M. A. MOORlj -SEAIiBB m lumber; lath, Sliingles, Pickets, Sa|l| Blinds, ^Mouldings. Building Pape^l STONE. HARD AND SOFT.OO^: Offices at LeMars, iKingsley and A large and well assorted stock of p^Pned Lfti Owing to the lo>y price <)f'f�j:mT)ro4�ce;apd:thp ^es8vJJlave concluded to,oflej!iqnr-"-'"^^^^^^-"" the coming sessoq-.^ Brine tp ypvff ard grades. YonjQll^alttoy;! TO 219924   

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