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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - March 29, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia "THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. VOL. XXI. ATLANTA. GA., SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 29, PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. The Frightful Disaster to the Falls City. THE SWATHE Strong Buildings Like (ML OF DEATH. Scattered DE FAILS OF THE CASUALTY. The Ravages of the Storm in Other Places. Ky March 28 8 and M o clock last night a tornado struck this City from southwest to northeastward, leav- ing death and destruction everywhere Out- Side of the clearly denned limits, the citi- zens knew only of the heavy rain, acconir- p-uned bj a high wind Soon came the alarm of firo from different stations, and the horrors of the calamity began to dawn on the people Houses halls of amusement, ratlroid 8ta tfons ill vent down before the mighty powers of the ai The storm soon passed on, the Clouds scattered, and the moon cast its light er the sorely-stricken city. Relief parties were scon organized The whole force of the fire department was at work t.OflS OF LIFR LARGIE At tins writing no definite statement can be STAND BY ANDWRIJSa THEIR HANDS The work of rescuing the mangled dead bodies goes bravely on A hundred anxious men worked as they never worked before for the bodies of their wives, fathers, mothers, brothers and siaters, that lie buried in the shapeless mass of bnck and mortar that covers the site where yesterday, stood the Falls City hall The cries of men -women and children the air on everj side A surging crowd of ten thousand people blocks tl e streets for squires about tho scene of the catastrophe A 1 force of police guards the aveuues to keep back, the pressing masses of curious humanity that are gradually forcing- their way to the awful scene cf the calamity Bodies, mangled and shapeless beyond rec- ognition, are being dragged from beneath the rains every fciv minutes Coroner MiJlor stands at the door of his temporary morgue, in the McGrathiana saloon, opposite the wreck, directing the disposition of bodies found At many places towering walls of brick are oscil- lating in the air, ready to descend at any mo- ment These points of danger are guarded by the police and Louisville Legion Coroner Miller has ordered that no body be interred until it has been viewed by him This has caused some discontent among those who wiish to take immediate charge of the remains of their friends The Wrecked Buildings MARKET STREET A M 4S9 OF BBICK AND MOSTAP The devastation on Market street is nearly complete Following a complete list of the wrecked buildings 2so aud upper story are off, J >f Gregory s building, occupied by Mrs V E as a saloon No by A "W Bbben, shoes, was badly damaged in the rear, no person A "Water Famine Inevitable. THK STAND PIPK THBOWK DOWW BY THB STORM LOTTISVIIXB, March Engineer Hermany visited the waterworks this after- noon, and found that the stand pipe bad been completely "blown down, but no other damage had been done Tins, itself, however, is enough, for it will soon leave the city without water No pumping can be done and there is only about enough water in the reservoir to last for five days At the the end of that time public wells will have to supply the de- mand The money damage to the waterworks is about but it is impossible to repair i in tame to prevent a water famine This afternoon, President Long issued a notice to all water consumers that, with the exception of tho fire department, all the water supply would be turned off for a week, or un- til the repairs are completed In the mean time the public is assured that these repairs will be prosecuted as diligently-as possible No Ontolde Aid Xeeded. THB BOARD OB1 TRADB MEETS AKT> OBOAXIZBa FOX mcidm? Loirisvii.tB, March 28 of trade meeting, held this morning, authorizes the statement that there will be no call for aid from the outside The property loss fa esti- mated at to The deaths will number one hundred and fifty A well attended meeting of the board of trade was held at noon today with the inten- tion of discussing some measures for the relief ot sufferers, President William Cornwall, Jr presiding A relief committee of fifty mem- bers was selected by the president, and they consented to serve It was decided that four members should be assigned to each square, and all parts of the wrecked districts be vis- ited An estimate of damages will be imme- diately made, and the first help extended to in destitute condition Then the will torn its attention to "Wile Bros meats, bad loss on. buildmg, but family escaped Roof torn from No 914, occupied by J G. Gohlke, as a shoe store, no persons injured The third floor of No 920 crashed in, and the tobacco factory of Kromel, Co. was ruined No Hirsch, dry goods, roof off No Simons, roof off, rear down. No Shellberg, merchant, house crushed m, nobody hurt No J Glover, and No 9M W B Trumbo Co furniture house, demolished to the first floor The fact that the occupants were all in the store below saved their lives No Weil, dry goods, Otto Huber The above families are safe, Loose badly darn- 1c. The It was requested that those having teams close tiietr buslnwi every VnUdings were being erected at 9 al8oGlolw E D Gull, southeast corner Tenth and rear of house blown in Becfeer, grocer. No "West Market, house a total wreck, family safe A Moss Son, Chinaware, No 1002 West Market, house ruined No Goldsmith, dry goods, and Mulloy Bros., tea and coffee, booses down, family safe No Staughtan.fuxmahing goods, complete wreck- No Cohen, merchant tailor, house utterly demolished, family safe Iso. Cortex, fruiU, place rained, no person hurt No Bailey, candy factory, house demolished in the rear Nos and little damage No C D Dens, millinery, no one injured No. Co., wall paper, upper part of house ruined No. dry goods ruin- ed, nobody injured No. Installment company, fnr- nitnre, rear and middle of establishment crushed in. No W and noose rained above fint floor No Mettter, Jeweler, rear of establishment demoli shed No. Haiging, chiaarrare, boon rained entirely, blown in in No J Schanz, druggist, buildmg wrecked in the rear No one hurt No Lazarus, dry goods, buildme damaged in the rear, but the occupants escaped without injury No of Twenty first H grocers badly damaged m the rear and side, Mr Watkms's leg broken ON OTHER 8TBEET8 No 412, Eleventh Mellott, residence, rear demolished, but no one in- jured Nos. 414 and 416 Eleventh street, escaped with but little injury No 418 Eleventh street, occupied as a bar- room and grocery, completely ruined No 434, occupied by Moses Huradley and family, smashed to splinters by falling of No 4JG, but no one injured No 436, occupied by Mrs Bridget Helleran and Julius T Albert as a residence It was a three-story brick, and the top story was blown off No one hurt J T C recoil OB Co drugs. Twelfth and Market, blown in uii Twelfth street side A Villiers, shoes, Twelfth and Market, rear wall blown in Jerry Turner, saloon, Twelfth and Market, unroofed Fiai onng Ertract company Eleventh and Market, unroofed and rear wall blown in Jacob Knorb, Ninth and Market., com pletely wrecked Mrs Max Wood, grocery, Eighth, and Market, unroofed, east viall blown in. Miss A Clippet, saloon, No 1103 West Market, unroofed, rear wall blown in George B Corbin. photogiapher, rear walls blown down H S Martin, residence, Eighth and Market, razed to the ground L T Carr, engraver, Ninth and Market, rear end of building blown in Herbert Williams, saloon, No 1135 Market, rear wall blown in and unroofed L Schmidt, saloon, >o 1139 Market, an roofed Rhodes Furniture company, No 1147 Market street, rear wall blown in The immense iron foundry of Ainslee, Cochran. Co was {completely razed to the the rear wall alone remaining stand- ing Al Rice, saloon, No 917 Market street, rear wall blown in and unroofed Jacob T Gillians, shoes, Ninth and Market, unroofed, walls blown in on east side of street Killed and Injured. THE NAMES OF THE DNFONTCNATE3 AS FAB. AS IDENTIFIED Lotrisvii.tK, March 28 arc the names of the killed throughout the city, so Ear as identified MRS M AttV HASSOM, Seventeenth and Lyle streets MISS ANX1E N1LF1? Portland avenue, between Sixteenth and Seventeenth MRS MCLAUGHLIN Eighteenth and Balrd. MltS BELLE I-ELLOFF E'erentU and Lfle MRS PETERSON, Walnut street. TOMPLFF MRS MJTAIX, Jefferson, between Eleventh and Twelfth SISTER MARY PIUS, Seventeenth and Broad way TWO TmKNOWX MEV at Tobe Henry's stable, Thirteenth street between Gray son and Walnut. MCHOLAS J Magazine street burned to a crisp WILJJAJtmAMON, Sixteenth street, charred to crisp BEN CHELT, baker, Eleventh and Magazine, charred to a crisp JOHN KMERICH, saloon keeper, Eighteenth and Main J F MOODT, colored boy. Thirteenth and Wal- nut streets buried under debris UNKNOWN COLORED WOMAJf, alley, near Twelfth THAD MASOV C HATHAWAY Chicago CHARLKS HEH5ENBT7RCH, Philadelphia MAKY RYAS, laundry Girl, Louisville botel KATIE McKtTSE, laondry girl, LoulsTlUQ ho- te) MARY HcGIKTY, laundry girt, LooUrflle hotel BRnxiFT CROW, laundry girl, XxjoIsviHe botel MAGGIE CAMPBELL, laundry girl, notel FRAXCIS PARKER, J O BCIETD undertaker Starlet rtreet A SMALL CHILD of George W Cuftcaden. PARK COHSPIJ-, West Green UNKOWN WOMJJtf, Twenty-sixth and Maga- zine PAT HEADY, cterk for 8 E. Edmunds. CHARIJB3JKNKS UNKNOWN HAN, tlUed in Tenth and Main, REV S E. rector of Bt- John's Episcopal church. ______ POLICE OFFICER WH1TB BAX0WES DAN McLAUG I1LLN, Eighteenth and Bafrd. AUGVST FLEISCHER, matter of tbft City hotcL next to the Tte following is the list of the injured Wright, bruised about Uw body Ja Kiely station master, union derojt, bruised on side and breast tocket aSent' union depot, ley street. S T Smith, Transfer company, hip fracfr William O'Connor, Seventh street, badlr njured Tom Moore Madison street, below Tliir- teenth, braised and cut about the head W..R Woodward, general superintendent. Motion, slightly brmsed William Limlsaj, gateman union bruised about the body Charles Taylor, Jenersomille, internally nred Green Fow, baggagemaster, onion arm broken Clarence Lewis, ticket agent, union depot, back sprained Alra. L Whitman S Market street, be- tween Tenth and Eleventh, back broken Tom Moore, injured about the botiv Green Powell colored, Guthne ahonlder dis ocated THK RriNS ON FFRK At midnight the opening up ot a portion of the deuns of Fall City hall, caused a lenctrate the hereupon the smouldering 'ire broke out with tremendous fierceness It pread rapidly and forced the workers to desert he pile Several lines of hose were BOOB browing water on tlie flames, But it was than aa hour before the work could be pro. ceeded with and then it was earned on with inch difficulty on account of the heat Up to 12 o'clock only about thirty deafl bodies and twenty five wounded and dying taken from the wreck LOOKING FOR HIS FAMII.T At about 31 30 o clock the room where :hildren were dancing was readied Ixiuffl fcmms, Jr, of 1324 market street had tot lours been moving about in an agony of pr-et n front of that pornoo of the w reck w Iterm his room had been, for Ins wife ami four little children were there When the room reached Mrs Simms was the firs., one found, and she was faintly hurt Then within about ifteen minutes of each other three of tht Simzna cht'dren were recmered They unconscious, and there is only a ty of their living M the father was in> tloring the workers to get his other child, the fire broke out and the work was suspended STATEMENT OF A SURVIVOR A thrilling experience was that of Georgt 3 Capita, of >iO 141 Stewart who waf iresent at the meeting of Jewel lodge Wo 3g Inighte and LadlAs of Honor, in their room, on the top floor of Falls City hall ;he building collapsed HP says The first intimation of danger we had two distinct roekmgs of the building abonl which time a dormer w, inflow in the lodge room was blown tram its cas iig and immediately ifter the plastering began to drop from thi ceiling "A wild rash was made for the ante-room, rhich earned me with it and had jtial readied the door, w lien the entire iioor gaw way and w e wore precipitated ta he basement, blinded and almost suf- ocated by the cloud of dust and crushed and jammed by In some way tjie door frame fell with me and maintained an upr glit position when it stopped, and I was enabled to extricate mvselt 'roil the debris and make an exit to the street through an adjoimng houbc, whose doors J iClvcd in "Meanwhile the shrieks ind groans of tboM still imprisoned bv the wreck formed a chorot that, in connexion with the howling of storm, made my heartsick I wait, aa as a hasty examination w comparatively un ujured, and at returned over the ruins with several men to the rear of the p'ace and extinguished the fire that had began to blaze fiercely Bj this tune the rain as falling in torrents The vivid lighting flashes only gave momentary views of the position of the ruins and blinded everybody 'The entire building collapsed in front anA rear of the east and west side walls Nothing was standing above tho second story There were nearly a hundred members present at oof lodge meeting, as several candidates were np for initiation Fully two-thirds of those them were ladies Besides our another ordet was holding a mooting: on the same floor with A German banl was rehearsing on the) second floor, and a party of ix were at work in the lull on that floor, preparing for some entertainment. far as I could judge when I had sno> ceeded in there were less than dozen all told, who got out unhurt, and the) cnes for 1 dp and groans that issued from broken and twisted heap yas proof that were stiU there unable to escape TAKKV FROM THK WHKTK Among the bodies taken from the wreck <4 the halt and identified and claimed by tives are the fo'lowmg 5EN.GJ-R mechanic Louisville and asliville street GENEVIEVE SIMMS, four yean, 1124 Market Rtreet HENRY LTSfiO Fifteenth and Tyler avenue JAMkS 31 laglitJitb aatf Jefferson ftreeU JOHN RlfcHL 740 Fifternth street CHART E8 SlFJUJlf, CLuipel street, between Main and Market .----BUIXIVAA, Main street, between and Sixteenth j HER, Twelfth street, between son anWMarket Bfiss MARY STHATTFR Twentr-eightu proponed extension of A S TRt II Eart Marltrt (rtroet ELMFR F haprl street T II rt ami avenue CLARENf t ROBERT HAMII TON res nnknown MU8 JOHN HORAN, MRS ATJLEN PETERSON CAPTAIN U ASGERMKIE, Tuemij tbfrd and Karfcet atreeta. 3 B WILLIAM DEMAR. Pullman car conductor MRS B Sbcteentto and HJglu TAirtj-felxA and Mufert. B- McCOT, Dwttto, fr-t to Vbyfl The Storm and the TWO TBAIKS CBtaHFD A 1 ZTOKE STOBX LocrsvirTK Mirrh 28 tbe craA came a Louisville Southern tra n came in ani an Ohio and Mississippi traiirwai t ready to puil out bnt both were ran 0.1 by tha fa' ling maffl and were rru5hed like slielfc An early night train on L St L T road had a race with the elements The en- innetjr beard the storm and while upon a straight level stretch of track, soon after crossing river twent" miles below Loa svllle He kncir that to be canght there meant disaster to train, so be ran fT the cf the hill four nules distant Bnt the tornado crowed in front of bos engine and did him no barm The crashed and blackened mark mot where only yesteHaj stood sp'endid, union depot at South street aad and of Storm. com VABBOW KscAnca PBOK DKATK. March 28 GaK, of Louisville and Naahnlic raibroad, family, who lived in ft two-rtory brick wenMttinfim aa room when bean rocking Sail they Lmdod'no danger untU the fell i ;