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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - August 21, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                oennij NINTH YEAB-NO. 147. LOCK HA YEN, PA.. THURSDAY. AUGUST 21. 1890. PKICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS BtJNSLOE BROTHERS---PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. So we are to have no peaches, no plum*, apples or pears to speak of this year. In important business matters you do not entrust yonr affairs to anybody else. You attend them yourself. Make the matter of being registered a personal one and attend to it at onoe. September Sd is the last day. THE WILKESBAERE CYCLONE. The Loss in the City Will Ecach at Leant One Million Dollars. rOUE HUNDRED HOUSES WRECKED. Senator Edmund's reciprocity amendment has given him a new claim to the respect and admiration of bis fellow oour-trymen. There are those among tbe Republican leaders who may well emulate hit oaudor, courage, honesty and magnanimity. The Hon. William L. Scott is at last definitely oat of the race for re-election to Congress from Erie, Pa. A. L. Toldon is the gentleman who has aooepted the nomination of the Democratic Convention, bat he won't succeed Mr, Soott. A Republican will go to Washington from Erie. The Behring Sea dispute will soon settle itself, for there will be nothing to dispute aboat. The seals are disappearing. It is meroly a matter of a few years. Tho fur seal species is beooming extinat. Mr. Blaine's proposition is that England and the United States unite in an agreement to protect it. Mr. Halbtbad says this: "We expeot Hi. Blaine and Mr. MoKinley to remain as they have been, the best of friends. Mr. MoKinley has been the Blaine leader in Ohio, and there is no question at all about it that If he is defeated by the gerrymander designed to leave him out of Congress, he will be the Republican candidate for Governor next fall; and he will be elected by a thundering majority. There iB no dream about that. It is clear daylight business." A company with a capital of two and a-half million dollars has been organized In New Jersey for the manufacture of steel railroad passenger ooaohes. Iron and steel ears have been proposed before now, and, we believe, have even been built, bat for some reason or other they have so far sot met with muoh favor. There, no doubt, were some good reasons for this, although we do not know what they were. That steel passenger ooaohes have advantages over wooden ones will hardly be disputed. Tbey will not break into splinters as wooden ones do, neither will they take fire and consume their passengers as well aa themselves. Steel and iron ships are rapidly displacing wooden ones, and it iB highly improbable there will ever be a return to the old wooden walls. Why the same material should not prove equally satisfactory in the building of railroad ooaohes is not apparent. PERSONAL   FENCILINGS. Lateat   Gossip   Abont   Ton   nnd    Your Friends. Mr. and Mrs. George Vernes were visiting friends in this oity yesterday. Mr. Samuel Say J or. wife and daughter, are guests of George D. Hess and family at Beech Creek. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Meitzler, accompanied by their guests, Gottfried Binder, wife and two ohildron and Gottfried Schmid-helser and wife are spending to-day in Renovo. . -- The RInehart 31�tere. No company that we have ever board of has ever come to oar city with suoh favo$-able couriers as "The Rinehart Sisters." Tbey have the unanimous endorsement of the New York press; and this you may rest assured will be your only ebanee to see this superior company, as they will make but few stops going from New York to San Francisco. We have no doubt of their success. Keep Yonr Eve on Taooma. Talk about growtbl When it cornea to per oentage of Inoteaae between 1880 and 1890, Taooma oan knock oat all the rest of tbe United States and Brooklyn.  This is the way her population has Increased as compared with the other bounoing young cities of the Pacific coast: 1880 1800       Increase. Portland.............17.577 35,861      loi per cent Seattle................. S.533 3S,765 997 per cent Tacoma...............   720 40,165 1,500 per ceut A Strang* Coincidence. From the White Mountain fccho. A body servant, newly engaged, presented to his master a pair of boots, the leg of ono which was much longer tuau Ibe otli-er. "How oorues it, Patrick, that these boots are not of the Janie length." "1 raly don't know, Bir; bat what bothers mo most is that the piir dowrj3t�'.r'j are in the samo fix." At F,erney Last Night. Fred Kreamorand his crew of men reached Perney last night and from that place up to Shintown have put all the saw logs that laid on tbe river banks iuto tbe bed of tbe stream. A small flood will now bring them into tbe boom. Eleven Persons Known to Itfivo Been Killed Ontrlgbt and at Least Ten more Fatally Injured-Awful Scenes and Incidents the Storin-A Boy Picked Up by tbe Wind Carrld 500 Feet and Killed. Wilees-Barre, Aug. 20.-A sa consc quenoe of the terrible devastation and tbe complete consternation that followed tbe eyolone whioh traveled through this city late yesterday afternoon, and the fact that darkness so quickly enveloped the valley it was impossible to gather much intelli gence as to tbe extent of the damage and the loss of life. As time goes on the severity of the oyolone is more and more demonstrated, and it is singnlar that so comparatively few lives were lost. Immense bnlldings containing many people were unroofed and In many oases almost destroyed in the twinkling of an eye, and this .at an bour when the people were about the streets amid flying timber and debris of every oharaoter. Tbe oity in its most frequent part, around the depots presents its worst appearance, and when it is remembered that passenger and freight cars were lifted from tbe tracks upon whioh tbey stood and laid on their sides, while other cars were rushed along tbe track by the force of the cyolone's swirl, a small conception of its terrific velocity may be obtained. suddkn sweep of tbe wind. The oyolone made its appearanee so sud denlyand wasaccompaniod by suoh porten tons skies, that at once the stoutest hearts were appalled* Especially so when at a high altitade were seen tin roofs, timber and all sorts of movable things, and the skies were a thiok, black mass, such as is shown at a time of an immense conflagration. About 5:30 o'olook the huge black oloud whioh bad been feathering south-weBt of town in the direotion of Plymouth began to discbarge tremendous thunderbolts. The lightning played with remarkable frequenoy, and streams of eleotrio lire poured from the mid-heavens. That a heavy downpour of rain was imminent was readily to be seen and all sought shelter. Later an unusual oentre of activity was noticeable in the vioinity of La Park. Tbe lower elonds began soudding in great ciroles at tremendous speed. Tbeir vortex seemed close in the vioinity but to tbe north of the cutlery works. At South Wilkesbarre a sadden gust.of wind sprang ap and in a moment had increased to a roar. Tbe Vulcan iron works, James Norris' foundry and the Keystone flour mill felt the first shook, the wind dashing heavy materials about like straws. buildings leveled to the ground. The storm swept on up Main street, raring a building on the west side of that thoroughfare. Everything was touahed j with a heavy band. Then it struck handsome residences, stores, greenhouses, pottery works, etc. Along Main street as far as Academy street the wostern edge of tbe storm extended to the lower end of Franklin street and Dana Place. Brick dwellings were unroofed and some were leveled to the ground. South Main and Franklin streets were completely blooked with fallen trees, roofs, timbors and wire. Veering eastward tbe Btorm swept out Ross to High Btreet, then up South Washington street, ending as far east on Ross street as the Hazzard wire rope works; it followed Washington street, wrecked St. Mary's cbuiob, then jumped to the Lebigh Valley depot, Jersey Central depot, Stegmaier's brewery, and swept aloDg the railroad to tbe Five Points. Here it turned eastward again, swept up Pearl street, out by Baltimore shaft No. 2, then dashed up tbe mountain side and spent its force in tbe woods. The scene at the Hazzard wire rope works was terrible. The immense building was badly injured, and in the debris lay tbe dead and injured. The latter were helpless until assistance oame to them. Here one of the worbt phasoB of the oyolone's work oould be realized, the ponderous machinery being mixed with brick, mortar and general debris in a eon-fused mass. The number of men seriously Injured men at these works exceeds twelve. Torriblo was the soythe sweep of the cyclone at Fi7c I'ointc, a portion of tbits city. Mothers wit!) Umli children in their arms cried to Heaven for help; thoir (rail homes were about tbeui; the air outsidu was fii'ed with falliuc; huildiui;s aud dcbiiii of all soils. Tbey knew not whloL way to turn in tbeir extremity. scenes   Of   terror. Near tho Dolawaro and Hudson ip.il-road, ou Scott street, rcore the house* occupied by the familios of James McOl.ila; and James IicDagan. All the members of these two families were at homo while the fearful destruction was going on. Both houses were leveled to tbe ground and the j inmate* were held in the ruins by tbe de- Miss Annie fisher Declared Lock Haven's Most Popular Lady Teacher. SHE RECEIVES OVER 10,000 BALLOTS. bria. Mrs. Eliza Jane MoGinloy, about 28 I nVOTTrp f|Tf IDITB PflUTF^T years of ago, and the babe she held to her I ItlwUlU   UJ    lUfi   UUJ11 DO!. breast woro crushed to death. Every spark of life was extinet when tbe neigh bors carried thorn out of the ruins. John McGinley, aged 13 years, was crushed to death; Mary Jano McGinley, the little daughtor, was so severely hurt and crush od that but little hope is entertained of her recovery. The family of James Henagau could not be found in the rains of tbeir home, and fear is entertained that they perished. Tbe Barber asphalt company works arc blown down; S. L. Brown & Co.'s mam moth business block, on Market street containing ten wholesale stores, is among the ruins; the Murray coal breaker wai partially destroyed, with a heavy loss. The mammoth Hollenbaok breaker is : complete wreck, the roof being blown off and the windows all blown in. The struo-ture iB completely disjointed and will havu to be entirely rebuilt. Tbe front of the engine house was also blown in. Tbe fans were stopped while twenty-seven men were at work In the Hillman vein, but luckily they were able to start them right away, although the hoisting machinery was damaged. the work of rescue. The work of oonveying the men to the top was accomplished without accident. It was a very narrow escape. Four men standing ou beams were able to guide tbe rope of tho drum, and it took several houre to hoist them from the Hillman to the Baltimore vein. They wore then able to walk up to tbe surface in safety. As showing tbe force of the storm, a large trestle work held down by a rope was blown from under it and carried away. BIoss & White's mining drill works, on Scott street, are destroyed, as Is also the bouse adjoining it. The houses between the Lehigh Valley track, on the same street, are gone. Bright'a oil warehouse, oil barrels and all are blown away up Bow-Scott and Kiddler streets.   All of the bouses at the lower ends thereof are either blown down or severely damaged. Tho oyclone went up Pearl street to Baltimore No. 2 new breaker, whioh is damaged to the extent of thousands of dollars. The boilor house and barn are blown down. Frank Fulrod, who was at work there, was so soriously injured that death is looked for at any moment. Three hundred girls were at work in Qalland's underwear factory, on South Washington street. All were panic atrloken when the storm oame. Mr. Galland rushed among them and endeavored to calm and keep them together, but four or five of them rushed out and were slightly injured. Galland oould not suoceed in quieting those who remained in the building. They rushed about in all directions. A large number fainted, and several were thrown into convulsions. Tbe girls were gradually oalmed when tbe storm subsided, and all left for their homes except those who were seized with hysterics, and they were taken home in carriages later. The roof of the building was blown off and all tbe glass in front was broken. TROOrS ON GUARD. Tho Ninth Regiment is on duty in answer to a proclamation by the Mayor. The soldiers are assisting the police in maintaining order and are everywhere eager to assist and do what is asked. The unemployed men will to-day be impressed into service to raise the embargo laid upon many of the streets by fallen trees, telephone and telegraph poles. Many owners of tho buildings have already set about the reconstruction of tbe injured portions of their property. A careful estimate places the number of buildings demolished and partially destroyed at nearly 400, and some estimate that it will exoeed this figure. Tho Iobs will probably reach nearly, If not quite, 51,000,000, although in tbe present chaos no possible means of making a close estimate exists. a boy dashed to death. When the storm swept up toward Soott street a party of boys were on that thoroughfare watching its approaoh. Among them wero Eddie Sohmitt, son of Peter Sohmitt, aged seven, George Fry, aged tbiiteen, and Frank and Alex MaoFlo-witz, aged nine and twelve. Terrified at tbe appearanoe of the approaching oyolone young Frey shouted "ran, run." All obeyed the warning but Sohmi tt. Young Sohmitt did not reach home but tbe others did. His parents began a searoh for bim which was kept up all night. About day light this morning bis father found the boy'fl body lying in a shallow pond of water GOO feet from where the storm caught bim. His skull v.pas crushed by a heavy timber and he was covered with mud. Young Frey was seriously injured and is not expected to recover. The Mae-I'hA.'i^ boyy we78 less soriously hurt. HcrHu K. Vaudeririuko, one of the injured, died ibis morning. Ho loaves a wife and r.i< o children. inj.vp.iid uOi:;ci weli Tli*i tiiivt^eii tiier - Labor Union Pic ale There will be a pionio of Labor Union organizations, Carpenters .Union;" and Knights of Labor, in Btrayer's grove on Monday, September 1st, Labor Day. '/All members of Labor Unions are expeoted to participate. It has not yet been decided whether a street parade and demonstration will mado or not. K. e. E., AttanUonl     . All members of Clinton Castle No. 254, K. G. K, that contemplate going to Wll-liamsport'oa September 1st, to participate in the oelebratlon, will please leave their names with T. D. Dornblaser, the cigar merohaot on Main street. To Help a Poor Van. ' Tickets at 50 cents eaoh an sow being sold entitling the holder to a obsnoe in a gold watob to be ohanced off nest Bat orday for tbe benefit of Theodore1' -Hnff. Mr. Huff is a poor man, who has been laid up for some time with a broken-leg. " Shaking Up the Loga. Couucilmau Quigley, with several other men, spent this forenoon trying to break tbe jam of saw logs iu the chute. A few more inohes of flood would seud the logs over the dsn*. Special Meeting of School Board. There will be a apeoial meeting of City School Board to-morrow night at 7:30 o'olock for the purpose of reoeiving bids for coal. A man ought to live a day or two after he dies to learn how famous he has become.   

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