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Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - March 29, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey VOT- Yin. NO. TKKNTON. SATURDAY MAltG'H 1890. rrwo Further Details of the Cyclone's "lernble Visitation, f LOUISVILLE IN MOURNING, Huge Buildings Crushed Like Egg Shells, Itenet In the tfrecked Kentucky City Experiences of the Maimed Dying Imprisoned A Terrible Vint Beporti wire Oramtly Ri but the Most CoMlrtatlT4 Still Place the Number 01 Dead at were Injnred. Freaks or wind Urei Loit ut JaffersonTllle Clara Bar. tuu and the Bed Gross jLeglona to Bcioue A Partial List of the Dead and wounded. LouiSvu.i.B, March death angel lite enthroned upon the debris of Louisville's uydone-wrecked dwellings and places of busi ntlf, and hundreds of families mourn thl death or injm y of loved ones. I -ater detftlli of Thuradny night's largely the number of dead, but even now no accu- rate figures can be given. Conservative iitlmates state that 300 perished' other careful estimates increase the numbei to 600; many people still maintain thai at a thousand have perished. The ex- act number of dead will not be known foi but in all probability 500 Isalargeesti At least a thomind people were in- Jurjd and biilMlngs are in rulnn All Thursday evening a storm had been gathering and the lightning and thunder ominoni At about 8 o'clock it began i K. uts uiieaithad Her i w s touml m an upright posi- T b r li, id biuib'd and one arm broken s iui ai the Hrtt quake a mad rush wag in do foi theentiance Womfii Trampled Under Foot. Women w ere knocked down and trampled on m i beir mad haste to Booing the ovei jam at the door several T6 nmiaed behind. She says the last she saw of hiT friends was just before the floor gave woy and the celling fell None of thow Mrs Kelly said were near her could b) found The workmen were then moved ON JfAUT to rain and the stoiiu gi adually increased in The rain changed to hall and people kept within doors. The signal serv- ice In the afternoon predicted a cyclone, but one thought it would strike Louisville. the dlaaster were Mack ink. There was a deep, threatening roar the cyclone sti uck the southwestern of tbe city. Then the buildings were like egg sheila and a broad swath of was the result On Came tbe whirlwind. The Courier-Journal says: Tbe might; aUuke of the tornado fell with a suddenness scarcely gave time for quickened heart More thooo were- stilled in death. Twice before the wrenching asunder osatles ot trade 'be impulse of the gale Bought impatiently to ao oompHah tbe work reserved for the whirling tiger ol the air, whose ftvannt couriers the; were. Twice, for five furious minutes each, they strove and on, screeching their b-ffled Then a hill, but only for a little apace, and then the tornado thun- dared over the doomed teiritory with ten 1- ble lightnings constantly ablaze. Tne Path of tbe Storm. Prom Klghtouuth and Maple streets, aornis the city, crushing dwell- ings bosinex block" like egg top- Tj'ngdonii church steeples "tid wrenching rfarehonsci to fragments, the dread fjv lito the river front, leaving to mark boundaries of ruin a broad swath of and dead and 'fiaugled hutnanity impaled weighted dowo or bufuing in the igulted debris. belt of action extended from the ejrt, of SUlh street as far Ninth and an equal width- across to the point where the city was first touched. The lev of life and properly is at present It will reqnire long days of pain- ful and computation to reach a -proper (mate, but it is certain that no inch ever boon recorded before fur an Amnrioan city from such a cause. To add to the sudden horror of the scene, Are to seice upou the ihapeies" ruin and eoit-nme the helpless wounded and disfigured invaded many of her homes destroyed, but it is thankfully reported with no ev of death household. Burners are current that the beautiful young suburb ot Parkland is also'a sufferer, but whether thin is true, or to what extent it may be true, a lick of communication by wire or rafl awful magnitude of jihis caii'nlly it impossible to "certain at in -srui. The destruction ot the water work" tower, and consequently cutting off of watei ol must came enddgnger to entire city, while the complete breaking down of nearly all with the oufclde world the dtnttivu pretty FiWi J i Saved ftom the tofeekid Among tbotx, who were drawn out of the wreck at Falls' City hall, wounded or dying LOblSVlLT.F CI1Y HOSPrtjAL. from the rear of the building tb the front As soon as the roofing and the of brick beneath had buen removed, ten women locked in each other's arms were taken from the debris She Died In His Arms. Mr James Hagson, whose wife had at tended the lodge meeting, was foremost among the (marchers, and the first parson he drew out of the ruins was his wife, who died m big arras. He laid her by the side of tbe other dead and continued his search for the Uvmg Thirty men and women were taken out dead in the next hour, but no wounds were found on their bodies, and it is believed all were suffocated. The gas been broken, causing the lights logo out and sav- ing the ruins from fire for the time, but fill- ing the debris with the deadly vapor The breast of tho rums was pierced and the dead and taken nut One part of the build- ing was reserved for the dead, and the wounded were taken into the stores and houses on the opposite side of the street, where physicians and priests did what they could to alleviate their sufferings Not Single Building Standing. Not a single building was loft standing in the path of the storm on Main street from Seventh to Eleventh streets. Occasionally a massive iron or stone front still stood In- tact, while the entire structure proper had been swept away The tobacco market, on which the city prided itself, lay in the path of the storm, and ihe wai chouses almost to the last ouy -AJV in rums Among those de- stroyed nre the Kentucky, Pickett's, Ninth Street, Falls' City, Phoenix, Green River, Louisville, Enterprise, Central and Plant- ers' The di-stractiou of the Louisville and Ninth Htreet warehouses could not have been m >re complete Thousands of hogs- heads of tobacco lay in the mass of debris. Fire Aftds to the Horror. At IS o'clock the opening up of a portion of thedibris of Falls'City hall caused a draught to penetrate the rumn, whereupon the smoldering fire broke out with tremen- dous fierceness It rapidly and forced the workers to des-rt the pile. soon as the nre gamed headway the groans of the imprisoned people became shriekfe, and so great was the horror of the moment that the watchers were frantic and screamed and ran about like wild, the terrible suffer- ings 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 hour before the work could be proceeded with, and then it was can led on with much more difficulty than before on account of the heat Up to 12 o'clock only thirty-five dead bodies and twenty-five wounded and dying had bocn from the wrenk His wife and Children were There. At about o'clock the room where the children were dancing was reached, Mr. Louis Siinma, of Market street, had for hours been moving about in an agony if xrlef in front of that portion of the wredk where this room had been, for his wife add four little children were there. When tne room WBS reached Mrs. Simma was the first one found, and she was fatally hurt Then within ten minutes of each other three of tlje flimins children were recovered. They were unconscious, and there is only a faint poKfd- bihty that they will live. While tbe fathir was imploring the workers to get bis othir child fire broke out and work was suspend- ed. Tbe last mnn taken out alive before tbe flames started was Jokn-Hepden, of West Broadway. Two Hundred Still Burled. Mrs. Whitman, wife of Policeman Whit- man, jumped from the third story of tbe ball. She was terribly injured and will hardly live. There are SOO or more people yet in the debris, and the probabilities are that few. if any more, will be recovered alive. Orthose taken out dead only a amall number were identified. Everything is choas. There is no system, and under tne circumstances none could be expected. Tqe Btore and resi lence of Isaac Slaughter, Market, nus totally demolished in tbe rear. Four cLildren who were sleeping upstairs were protected from the falling wall by tqe bead of their bed Slaughter, who was sleeping in the front room, was d from her bed and blown out of the windo v into the street pOne arm was broken, at i some internal injuries are Tfae foi r story brick build.ng of M J. Doyle win le: t a complete wreck All the other buildings on the square on both sides of tbe street unroofed, and most of tbe upper stories utterly gone. Even after the force of tbe wind had been broken the remnants lifted a sli eet car from the track and blew it fifteen feet All the force of the cyclone seemed centered on Falls' City ball. THE KILLED AND INJURED. ewe: Vr. and Mrs. Fnff, James 1'i" rahKeily, M.. James Era Wintenllver and her two little sUters, John Shell, of Twelfth and Market .Good, of Twenty-seventh and Mrs. of Preston, GrevSi; ClyMJl Donigan, Twenty-ninth and Bank; Henry Bulgier, Fifteenth and Market; William Henry tfeltnatden, Foortoouth and JUrket; Mr. rffeifer, Twelfth and 'iitRrtie Henry, Mr. Walter Orubb, Mn. 'i Mary JWrl.. Mrs. McGlvighlln, Annie Nile, Miss Mary Harrison and Fnll.tt. An Koar Rnnnonac. a few minutes nftw .ttot the cyclone when the po'fn pud were at work upon tlm n? wnlls'City ball. It roar of the storm and the falling debris Mary Crowe and Mary Farrall es- caped and the rest were buried beneath the ruins. Officers John Tully uud Joe Baldwin heard the piteous appeals of a woman's volet beneath the lums. Both set to work and it a short time the body of a WRS discov ered, who proved to be Ho i T Henry Mason, of Hawesville. The k and ham of another nere also uncovi rej Keftiued, Uevolver In Haiul. A man's was heard in a corner anc a light showed the scarred fact- ot Vlrgi Wright Ho wis pennc'd in with a mass ol bricks and nioitar In his baud beheld pistol, with winch he was trying to end hu sufferings His arm wns so badly bruised however, that he wai unable to pull the trigger, and he was rescued quite hadlj wounded, but was ably to walk. Pat Raidy, a warehouse clerk, was htirlec seventy-live teet and Ha" found fatally hurt The life savers umki Cttpt 1) VUL did gallant service, lesuiiug a score of rivei men and snatching valuable steamers frmi the foaming stream The steamboats Fal City, Hibernin, James (iuthne, Grace Mor ris and other boats wcie torn from the.i moorings and were cairied helplesslj dowt slittain Ibrough tho hcrculoau efforts ol the hfe savers aud tlu1 crew of the Citj ol Madison, however, nl were safely bioughi into port The frrr) boat W. C. Hite, will many passengers, was Mmtched from dooit just as she neared thj falls Technical Description the Cyclone. Sorgt Burk signal sfi vice observer, sayi the storm possessed the characteristic teat ures of a genuine There wen three distinct outward mntioi at a late of s[ ceil vui ing from tncnt} fhf to sixty-five miles per huui second, a '-pi i i around a vti liual axis nith ai estimated M-'ocitv of from ,200 to limit's an hour, and thud, a bounding mo tion with contacts with the earth at ir regulai luteivals Tbe saloon of John Thierman, atSixteenU tl Magazine, crunibled beneath tin rm Ihe woodwoik ignited fioin UK ves and Nick Sullivan, William Diuinm and Ben C iielt were Imrued to death Tht corpses wtte charieil >nd possibility ol identity Fire ami I The residence of J Bernheim, at Hecond street, was stiuck by lightning ID the midst of the crusb and was utterly de molished The cyclone swept the nt, portion of the West hud, doing immense damage to property In dozens of place- the houses wore entirely razed to the ground, yetmminyof them tho residents esc ipid uninjuied or slightly bruised Thn ey ny other, A Boston lady, whose axample la worthy imitation, tells her experience below: "I" one itoia where I went to bfij. 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BPKINQ SPRING SMMNO HATS SPRTNO OLOvfflS 918, 020. 923 Chestnut Street, HAD MAN Bought his panto of tht AMKKTOAI? ULOTHING AND TAILORING 00., he wvuld not how much the whistV 3 tb.ungh coat v we are clothing tht Bojf, the1: I BE8I I AI LOR- MADE i wwth US, US A Snlto OiOrumO MARE TO U S -i MA. 8 ftui If. LOOK OUT 1-OR BARGAINS We have purchased the store North of us and intend to build on the two lots i he lincsl olore in Ircnlonl Itand. I looked like a person In conjn...p- tlon. Hood'i Sarssparllla did me so much good that 1 wonder at myself sometimes, and my friends frequently speak of It." ELT.A, A. GOFF, n Terrace Street, Boston. Goto leklntdom U tho only DOTI "OTn Hire's Oonnh Ouro are thno prepared only VT.C.I.HOOD400., Every day, among which are nan ttjl of Hnleiy and Hgbt Under- Our Hosiery is Alt of yotoonong dye linffi, which U Ttij to the wocrer of Inferior Hosiery. We (tenant onr to give tisfatitioD, both in qnalilt ptit.. 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