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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - March 29, 1890, Salt Lake City, Utah 3 Part First VOL NO SCENES OF HORROR Pages 1 to 8 PRICE FIVJE CENTS CITY TTTAH SATURDAY MARCH 39 1890 The Full Details of the LouiSYille Disaster AN APPALLING LOSS OF LIFE Acarly One Hundred People Sicet Instant Death SIGHTS THAT BEGGAR DESCRIPTION Fires Break Out aiul Add to the Horror of tho Air Filled With the of Stricken Families Two Million Dollars Worth of Io BtroyecL March tornado entered tho portion of tho city at Eigh teenth stroot last evening and swept a path for flvo blocks diagonally reaching in a lino toSeventh stroet find leveling ovcry building In Its path probably 2500 houses A rough estimate puts tho killed ib 500 with thousands of injured Tho city Is flllod with a crazod mass of people wildly booking friends A lurgo force of rnon la at work on tho ruins and 200 bodies have been Tho buildings on Main stroofc Eighth to Fourteenth aro In ruins Not ono of tho handsome wholesale houses Is loft and the tobacco warohousos woro swept away On Market street the Falls City Hall a four jjy bunding was blown down whore sov Masonlc and Knights oC Honor lodges wro in suasion Ono hundred mon and women word hurlod In tho ruins Every house on Market Joilorsoh and Walnut streets from Tenth to Sixteenth Is in ruinsPortland a aiibnrb was swept away Bnch desolation uo city has known in this country Everybuilding tree and toiograph polo In tho district was leveled A WAUNINO CUVKN A cyclono was predicted by tho signal scr vico yesterday bub no heed was paid tho warning Tou cyclono ouuo with MCimio u warning sound and In all tho buildings Btruok tho inhabitants woro engager iutiielr usual vocations Tho district laid waste comprises an area of throe mllos nearly naU wide Arnonfrtho bodies identified aro Mrs May Simmons and four children Miss App a dancingschool toucher George Poster dork Bon Randolph James ttoolc Jotor Orornloy Mra Harrison Uullot Chris Mlllor Mrs Lungton Mrs Adam Mills Mrs Obarlea Hossom Rov N Barnell pnstor of St James Episcopal Church and unidentified bodies aco lying In a hoari at Valla City Hall and there aro other honpsall ovor tho city Many bodies woro carried away by friends Tho cyclono crossed tho river striking Jofforsonvlllo Indiana badly wrecking Front street on tho rlvor front but no 1 vos woro hundred wounded woro tatam homos and tho hospitals All tho physi cians of tho city aro attending thorn At b oclock sovon flros woro burning but nil have boon extinguished 10 HO a central and western pavlis vWfcho city aro badly wrookod Portland a Suburb has boon swept away Tlip Indloj aro that tho loss of life Is JoO to JOO while 300 busliiBiM houses wero destroyed on Markot Jefferson Main and Walnut streets from Tonth to Sixteenth The wrookod portion of tho city lios bo twoon Elphtoonth Broadway Sovontoonth and Main stroots Tho dostroylng oloinonts passing dlafioniilly across this socUon which is probably n mllo squaro It Is foarccl that at least BOO lives ware lost Probablv the LOSS OF LTPH from tho rear to the front where it was supposed u greater crowd gathered As soon tho roofing was removed and tho mass of brick btueatlt ten women lookod In each others arms were drawn out dead but with no wounds It is thought that all mot death from suffocation The gas pipes being broken flooded tho debris with a vapor almost as deadly as a tire might have proven Ways were pierced Into tho breast of the ruin and bodies drawn out doad and dying Tho Louisville Hotel was unroofed and otherwise wrecked Tbo next building west was occupied as a cigar store upon the first floor with sleeping rooms upon tho second and third It was razed to tho ground not a single brick remaining In place In tho destruction of this house many lives wore lost principally of persons who occupied the Rlooping rooms Many of them were girls employed at the hotel Saloons and other available places are turned into hastily Improvised morgues where the bodies aro taken as recovered and loft awaiting identi fication Eleventh street seemed to servo as a kind offluofor tho All Intercepting ob jects in that lino wero practically reduced to nothingness Down it woro carried the fronts of buildings mostly residences on cltber sldo leaving In many instances fur nituro and other fixtures unmolested Joi Market streets aro in almost as bad a condition as Main Hundredsof wagons aro busy carrying awuy soUod arid broken furniture from tho shattered houses A SCKNE Ofc HOIinOR At 12 oclock tho opening of a portion of tho dobdH of Falls City Hall caused a whereupon a smouldering tiro broke out fiercely and spread rapidly forc ing tiio workers to desert tho place As soon is tho lire madn head way tho grains or tho Imprisoned people became shrieks1 so groat was tho horror Tho watchers grow fnmtlo and screamed and ran aboub llko mad tho torriblo suffering which they wore to alleviate driving thnm to despair Several lines of hose wero soon throwing wiilor on tho flames but it was more than an hour before tho work could be proceeded with It was then carried on with much difficulty on account of the heat Up to 1 oclockonly about twentyfive dead bodies and twentyEvo wounded wero taken frora tliu wreck A DISTKACTKD PARENT At tho room where tho children woro dancing was reached Lewis Simons hiu for hours boon moving about in agony In front of that portion of tho wreck where the room had boon looking for his wito and four children there When tho room was reached Mrs Simons was found fatally hurt Then within about flftoon minutes of each other three of tho Simons children woro recovered they were unconscious and there Is only a faint of their liv ing Whllo the father was imploring tho workers to get his other child tho fire broke out and work was suspended The hist man taken out alive before tho flames started was Tlopden A 1nilILLING EXW5IUBNCE Occurred at tho Falls City Hull which was in tho center of tho tornado In tho lower rooms of tho hall thoro woro at least llfty or sevontyflvo children with tholr mothers and other relatives taking dancing lessons Thoro woro ut loast 125 persons on tho lower floors and sovoutyflvo moro attending lodgo mooting on tho upper floors when tho torriblo wind swooped down upon the build in Tho entirestnioturo In loss than flvo minutes was a sluvxiloss mass of brick and mortari burying helpless victims of which number fow oscmped uninjured At 1 oclock this morning thlrtyflvo dead bodies had been taken from tho rain and nttoon and dying wlillo only those on tho third floor had boon reached Tho room con taining tho dancing school pupils anu visi tors has not yot boon opened Earl this morning ovov fifty dead had boon thorn Mrs Mary Has san Miss Annlo Nyles Mrs McLaughlin Mrs Hello Loloffo Sister Mary 1lors sovon servant girls employed in tho Louisville Motel and an equal number of nmlo liolp ov 9 W E Barnwoll rector of St John s liilsoopnl Church several employes of tho mrlon depot wore killed and many woro fa w very evident It was not a cyclone the offoct was too widespread For miles lu either direction from tho city occasional roofs woro blown off and trees uprooted As tho special train sped toward tho fated city boarinK tho Associated Press representatives lrom Indianapolis tho evidences woro Jrst fifty miles put There first So to view an occasional dead tree broken to pJuccs Then larger and more iubltantlal trees and finally tho giants of forVst Many little towns along tho Indianapolis Bail road woro fairly stripped of signs and gingerbread work When the O THE DISASTER asreached an appalling sight was pre Roiited Crowds of people thronged tho Fourteenth street station and from thoro up tho main street to tho heart of tho city was amass of humanity On either sldo was wreck and ruin Groat heaps of brick and srooo presented an appearance of having mnlv crumbled to earth Gangs of rescuers are at work on tho ruins and debris in search of victims of tho awful calamity Tho wreck was so groat that it beggars at upon the first burst of tho cyclone the fire bolls sounded Tho police wore at work and within ton m nutes a posho aypoared at tho Fall City Hall wreck Tho wffi of the adjoining building was tot propped and then began the work of cutting through the roof that covered ail After an hour of ceaseless work the first victim Mrs Sah Kelly was unearthed She was found sitting upright her head bruised and ono arm BrokenShe said at tho first quake a rush was made for the entranco were knocked down and trampled on Seeing an overwhelming jam at tue door several remained behind X The work of excavation was then moved was that of George H Caplto who was pres ent at tho mooting of tho Knights of Honor in tho lodgeroom on the top floor He says tho first Intimation of danger wore two dis tinct rockings of tho building tlmo tho windows wero blown from their casings and immediately after tho plaster ing bogan drop from tho colling A wild rush was nuido for tho antoroom which carried mo with It and I had just reachedtho door when tho entire floor gave way and wo woro precipitated to tho base ment blinded and almost suffocated by the cloud of dust and crushed and jammed by falling Umbors Tn somo way tho door frKrvjo foil with me and maintained an up rightposition whou it stopped and I was onablocl to oxtrlcabo myself from the debris and make anexit to tho street through tho adjoining house whoso doors wero knocked In I at once returned ovor the ruins wltn several raon and extinguished tho firo that Had then begun By this tlmo tho rain was failingIn torrents Tho lightning flashes only gavo momentary views of tho position of tho ruins and blinded everybody Tho ontlro building collapsed in front aud roar Of the west walls nothing is stand ing above tho second storyThoro woro nearly a hundred members present at our lodge mooting Fully twothirds of those woro ladles Besides our lodgo another order was holding a mooting on tho same floor with us A band was rehearsing on tho second floor and aparty of decorators woro ut work in tho large hall preparing for an entertainment So far as I could judge thoro were loss thun a dozen all told who got out unhurt and tho groans that issued from tho broken and twisted heap wore proof thatscores woro still thoro unable to OKI HUNDRED AND 1IFTY DEATHS p is now thought that tho deaths will number about 150 j A large force of mon have boon sent out to make a thor ough canvass of tho devastated district and report tho losses of life and property as fully as possible They will try to make n statement tonight Tho property loss Is at present estimated at nearly a million lol Tho work of rescuing tho mangled dead goes bravely on Hundreds of anxious men areworking as they never worked before for tho bodies of frirnds and relatives that Ho burled In tho mass of brick and mortar that covers tho slto whore yes to relay stood Falls City Hall Cries of mon women and children are hoard on every sldo and a surg ing crowd of people block tho streets squares It Is a slghc to strike anguish to tho soul The pen is powerless to express the awful scenes that ouch succeeding 7nlnuto roll through tho ghastly panorama Tho bodies of the dead and wounded aro being dragged from beneath tho ruins all around tho distriot and raon women aud children linger about flllod with dread and anxiety lost they recognize In tho shapeless masses tho remains of somo relative or friend WOKKING IN DARKNESS As nicht closed in its folds tho devastated oltr of Louisville scores of widows and or phans are cowed down with tho weight of tho deepest grief Wreck and ruin have settled down in its very midst and tho spectres of the dead whose sepulohors are heaps of bricks aud mortar seem to rise up and enshroud in the awful halo of their presence the entire city Tho bands of bravo rescuers continue their work but as ulght conies on they scorn to work more silently though no less ardently As each remnant of the piles of wreckage Is lifted it is withthe anticipation of uncovering to view tho lifeless form or deathsot features of a human victim of tho awful storm But thovo is no tlmo to consider tho dead for tho living may yet bo burled beneath tho mountains of debris and they turn and delve again with renewed energy into the great mass and search for crushed humanity As the niglit grows darker the work be comes moro awful Even the advantage of light and its feardispelling qualities are donlod them for all tho electric wires wore torn down by tho storm and left the city to be the deepest gloom It crowa so dark in the shadows of the crumbling walls that still stand assilent sentinels ovor the dead that every object with the semblanceof luiman form must bo trrasped to provoit flesh or stone Still un tiring tho stronghearted workers continue to dlgiu tiro merciless of tho wrecked district to another gazing at the scenes of ruin There are at least 100 families HOJIELESS IN THE STREETS that wero happy yesterday in possession of their homes One poor woman between her halfstifled sobs told how that very evening her husband had paid to a building association the last dollar that they owod upon their and now all that remains is a confused massof brick and mortar There are many other cases of almost the same character Not only wero the houses dashed to the ground but the furniture in many instances was entirely destroyed Hundreds of thou sand of dollars worth of goods lay last night iipon the business streets at the mercy ol thieves It now scorns most impossible to iind storehouses for the vast amount of merchandise Along Main street tho pathway of the storm extended to Eleventh street and from Seventh to Eleventh not a single build ing is loft standing This morning was pre sented one of the most stupendous specta cles of disaster and ruin ovor witnessed In tho course of the storm lay the great tobacco market Tpday the warehouse lay in ruins Thousands of hogsheads of tobacco lay in tho mass of brick and mortar At many places towering walls of brick are oscillating in the air ready to descend at any moment These points of danger are guarded by tho police and military com panies who drive tho back at tho point of tho bayonet At the entrances to the various dead rooms stand crowds clamoring for admit tance but they aro Invariably refused un less it be to identify somo relative or friend Occasionally when one of those enters a sound halfsob and halfshriek reaches the outer doors The telephone wires aro all down ana it will take them ten days to got them up and working again The search for the victims is going stead ily on and each hour adds largely to the already long list In many places the mon ab work aro in great danger of being buried beneath the tottering walls at any moment and other accidents are looked for momen tarily C1HEAT BUILDINGS DESTROYED The Iron worka on Eighth street a four story building was blown down and some employes injured The wholesale liquor establishment of Brown Sons E gbth and Main streets fell and Instantly took fire By hard work tho firemen managed to control tho blaze Tho buildings adjoining it wore considerably torn up and it is quite positive several dead lay beneath tho rums Tho reic building afc 715 Main street occupied by S V Guiither H R Toowat B and James W Piatfer was demolished as was also tho immense building occupied by H A GMuerman Company wholesale liquor deal ers Jn nearly all the business houses wrecked somo one was injured and fears are expressed that when the debris is finally cleared away will be found THE SCENE ON MA11KET STREET Market street this evening looks like a mined village The devastation on this thoroughfare was nearly complete 1or four blocks not a building escaped partial or total demolition Progress of pedes trians through thestreet Is almost impos sible because of tho wreckage ITI many of tho buildings families resided over tho stores and in nearly every case comere ports of broken limbs or severe injuries otherwise to ono or moro of each little GRAPHS of the dead There Is no estimating the number of those who He the debris The pooplo are still learning of missing mem of their and mothers and fathers stand silently gazing on tho ruins and crying on the deliver to them at least their dead Hardened hearts movo withdeep sympathyand idle men dlvo Into tho dirt rand grime Thestreets are thronged with multitudes of sorrowing They corners with tQordimmed eyes solemnly dreadful catastrophe or move from one point Tho storm seemed only to have swept Broadway from Fifteenth to Ninth but nearly all the houses on these streets and on the intersecting stroots were demolished On Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets were mostly email frame houses occupied by colored families The roofs woro torn off but not agreat damage was done and none of the occupants wore hurt From Sixteenth down to Ninth however the destruction was terrible Inthese three blocks the houses were larger and of much bettor quality Nearly every one of them was demolished but in most cases tno occupants escaped with slight injuries The Catholic buildings at Seventeenth and Broadway flvo in number were all blown down1 and Sister Plus was killed All the other sisters escaped without injury MEASURES FOR IIELIEF The Board of Trade today appointed a general relief committee to at once relieve the poor people who are in a destitute condi tion Twenty thousand dollars was sub scribed In a short time and at a special meeting the city council appropriated twenty thousand moro A large corps of men has boon organized to work on the wreckage un first attention being paid to Falls City Hall arid other points where great loss of life is feared Fortunately for the homeless the weather is mild Tho relief committee this evening discussed tho quostion of property loss Opinions vary considerably from the frag mentary reports received but It is believed that it will reach Tonight the rolict committee prepared tho following AUTIIORITIVE STATEMENT which was furnished the Associated Press To the calamity that overtook tho citvof Louisville by cyclone last night spread ovor a territory covering a space some four hun dred yards wide and three miles m length IhToiiKh tho businessand residence portion of tho city Tho loss of life is in the neighborhood it is believed ofsomo sovontyllVQ persons and tho loss to tho city Inclaiuugo to houses and goods is believed tobe Win e the calamity is a ercat one our feel able to cope iuth it and are not oast down but will at once repair tbc channels nowinterrupted and m all other portions of the city business will bo resumed THE WATER WORKS DAMAGED An inspection of the water works this afternoon showed that the standpipe was completely wrecked Until the repairs are completed no pumping can bo done and there is only enough water In the reservoir to last five days At the end of that time the public will have to depend on wellsIt can riot be tqld now how long it will take to repair the water works THE UNION DEPOT Crushed and blackened ruins mark the spot where last evening stood the splendid large union depot at Seventh and streets AVhoivthe crash came a Louisville Southerntrain had just comein and ono on tho I M wasrezidy to pull out but both were caught by the falling mass and shells About a dozen fatally The tho fury of the tornado and is yet angry aud what was Icftof the depot by the wind is moment arily threatened by the strong waves that surge under andabout theplatform From Seventh as far down as can be seen one continuous scene of desol lation meets the the specV tators who never dreamed of anything so terrible Everywhere is wreck and ruin LOUISVILLES SAD AVPEAKASCE streets lit only here and there by fliokoriuggas lamps present a dis mal At street intersections pass to andfro who backthe crowds wbpotherwise would hamper the workmen searching for the The majority of those crowds however have who formed a larger portion of spectators all Hero and there along the residence streets within the tornado or near it the gas light windows from which the glass Is shattered while within may be seen blazing iires heaped up to keep air Less fortunate ones thatJiave no shel ter their heads have piled their furniture or rather what is left curb and aro guarding it preparatory to seeking other to all this the frequent lances aud carrying loads of human freight tothe hospitals or homes of mourn ing of the sad ting out without injury but his wife was buried in the ruins She badly hurt but the shock to her uervous system was Teat and she is now lying dangerously ill Throe lives woro lost at the corner of Eighteenth and Maple streets The killed wero John Werrick aged 40 his ased4 years and Werrick kept a grocery and at of the accident there were In tho store proper his wife daughter and Fitzgerald At the first gust of wind thewalls doubled up and tho roof dropped in Werrick was crushed by the falling timbers and taken out dead His wifo was extricated in au unconscious condition Later on in the night a rescuing party saw a tiny hand protruding from the debris and of tho baby girl soon la beside its tdead father The body of Fitzgerald a Louisville ixashvme brakeman was later taken out Eleven men were crowded into the little barber shop of John Borther 1803 Broad way When the storm burst the roof was torn off the second story carried away and the side walls were tumbling m wheurthe men broke through the windows and doors aud ran into the street Not ono of them was hurt but tho building was totally de stroyed DAMAGE OK MAIN STREET In going down Main street in an opposite direction to the course pursued by the tor nado the first evidence of serious destruc tion are the topless and windowless houses on the north side Between Sixth and Seventh streets the wind took from and deranged the top story of a building occupied by Sutoliffo Owens Their stock of boots and shoes was greatly damaged Next the two upper stories of fourstory notionstore were The top stories of Bamborger Strong fourstory building woro demolished A THRILLING EXPERIENCE was that of Mrs Eoemeio who kept a dry goods store at Oolgan and Seventeenth streets At the time of the storm her nephew Willie Killmier was with her When the walls began to shake both of tnom rushed to the front door just as tho whirl wind was passing Jtgathered in both of them and carried them into the a dis tance of forty feet At Maple street they were both hurled against a fence and re mained there unconscious untilthey were found by neighbors a few minutes later The lady was badly bruised and perhaps hurt Internally Killmiers rightarm was broken his ankle sprained and there was a deep gash in liis throat PECUMAIt COUKS1B OF THE STORM All the entire western portion of Park land which lies just beyond the southwest ern limits of tho city was wrecked Tho storm struck that place before reaching tho city and its course was almost It did not movo in a direct down a path before went about its dreadful work In a zigzag fashion In the outskirts of the town thotwostory brick residence of Mayor Keppers was struck by the wind and entirely demolished The occupants great number of houses were blown down bufc were all up and everyone miraculously es capecl only a few being injured and they not seriously The trackof tho Parklandwas about three blocks wide itho town from the direction in wind came a path several hundrod yards wide is mowed the trees being cut off like stalks of grain before scythe DAMAGE IN Jeffersonville was struck at 8 oclock It heard two the the people what itmeant Fortu ately not a person was killed vllle though some were badly hurtScores of businesshouses and residenceswere more or less damaged some of the stores being nearly demolished Dozensof people had marvelous escapes frora Ac cording to tho latest reports this eveningit is hoped that none ol those will die The damage to steamers on the riverfront was considerable It is believed tonight that the loss and damage to in Jeffer sonvllle will aggregate fully half a million Among the many incidents reported from there is the singular story of A A residence is from the river When the tornado struck the river front it pickediiipi moored there and carrying it along it second story window of the Dorney residence At the Strauss of Springand First streets a large number of people gath ered for shelter A hall of brick audtvim bllng walls fell around them to say though the building was almost totally wrecked none wero badly hurt At tho foot of Front street the boat occu pied hy Houry Wiikins three wife Avas capsized and the inmateswould have drowned bub for a number of car heroically risked their own lives and saved them TO DEATH DRAMATIC SCENE IN COURT An Old Mans Hatred for Bis Daugh ters Murderer WHY TWO WEDDINGS WERE POSTPONED The Brides Were Beady but the Young Men AVere Nabbed by Offl cers of the Idiw A Muiderer Hanged Who Fired Tracys Residence BOSTON March Despatch San Francisco Clironiclc was a dramatic scene in the Municipal Court this morning when Charles Cowlishaw was arraigned for brutally murdering his wife last night at the south end When Cow lishaw stood up to answer to the charge of murder an old man who had previously sat unnoticed rose In his seat stood glaring at the prisoner for a moment and then burst with startling fierceness You i Id Cive 81000 to puta bullet through The old man was Thomas Hudson tho aged father of the murdered woman He made a movement as If to draw a revolver from his pocket but the police grabbed him quickly and led him away trembling from head to foot in his rage Oowhshaw was held withouttail Gladof he said when first told that his wife was dead TWO WEDDINGS POSTPONED CHICAGO March Dispatch Francisco Chronicle Sullivan and Harry Parker clerks employed in the offices of the Saata Fe Elevator Com pany mysteriously disappeared from their homes and places of employment a few days ago They had been sent to the com panys elevator with about S3000 with which they were to pay off the employes and it was feared at first that they had been waylaid androbbed The police wero notified and had no sooner he en n than it was learned that they had stolon the money and fled Detectives were de tailed to find the alleged thieves They learned that they had been corresponding with two voung ladies who lived in a small town in Maine and that they had gone to that place for the purpose of marrying the young women Telegrams were forwarded and information was received just in time and Parker were arrested but a short time before the weddings were to JAMES DAVIS HANGED RALEIGH N Davis alias William Shaekleford was hanged at Pittsburg to day for the murder of John Horton A SERVANTS HOTCRIBM BKED NEW YORK March Washington spe cial in a morning with large display says It is confidently stated that the mystery which surroundedthe lire at Secretary Tracys residence is cleared up There aro wellsustained ru mors that Bridget Sweeney a tousled old servant who had livinginthe Secretarys family fourteen years or more has confessed that she fired the house with Her statement is said to be that she poured kerosene all over the room pan elling and as far up stairs as her stock of oil lit the parlor gas set fire to the coal oil around the wainscoting and went to No motive whatever isassigned for thehorrible deed and no possible in centive except insanity WIDESPREAD DEVASTATION TOWNS DEMOLISHED AND MANY PEO PLE KILLED A ThrillingExperience on Lake Tornadoes and Gales Reported Curious Phenomenon At the corner of Sixteenth and Magazine streets one of the most horrible incidents occurred Three inen were caught the falling timbers of building and burned eutlrely to a blackened and charred mass in fullview of the people in street They wero Bud Doemer and Ben Schildt Nick Phineraan the owner of the building badly burned aud bruised It was three hours before the fire was stopped and the wreck cleared away enough to get at tho men and so charred were they that friends able to identify one from the other At Thirteenth and Walnut streets inthe Odd Fellows Hall a colored lodge was session About eight colored meu were 3TOUR UNFORTUNATE The scene at the ruins ofVirgil store this afternoon where thefour burned and mangled bodies of ville Hotel laundry Maggie Mary and Mary McGinty were was simply horrible lour unfortunates were found in di rectly at the spot under what ond floor front room They so tighly that suffocation must have swift aud picks had to be used to remove them T At 10 tonight a rescuing partyheard cries at the rear of a fallen anxious mon rushed to the spot in a shorttime strong arms had dragged tae heavy timbers from v seven feet beneath the level of the surrounaing pile the form of a woman was seen Vhen the rescuing party reached her still but vNoneot the crowd knew her She may THE PRESIDENT AFFECTED Majorl x an wVsHixGTO March president of the White Cross called on President Harrison tod in formed him that she was goingto Lpuis villo with a assistants to render all aJd possible The President wals much affected V at the tidings stormstricken districts and speed DEAD The fbllnwihg additional bodleshayebeen identified marriedijSlyears of age carpenter Thomas H 36 years years of Alonzo Stcidpiiis butcherone baldheaded about 35 years William ace J Henry Li M Stevens Charles Lescher Mary Schatter StrueMng Clarence Mohn HoranY four unknown men mansjed CHICAGO March a terrible storm early this morning the intermediate crib of the new water tunnel nearly three miles out in the lake was partly wrecked by wind and waves The men to the number of working there sought shelter on the roof ofthe house where they re mained several hours the waves dash ing over and freezing on them in momentary expectation of being carried Fortunately a tug went out early in the forenoon with pro visionsand discovered their plight The the waves was so great that the tug get near the crib but returned to the city and got a life saving crevrand boat and went back After a couple of hours of hard work all the men were taken ofl and brought to thecity Some of them were badly frostbitten but it is thought all are now out of danger THE DAMAGE AT CAIKO CAIRO March gale hero last nMit on the river sunk several shanties and fish boats onthe Ohio river and rendered navigation almost impossible In the city into the water ISO one was hurt The gale blew rate of sixty miles an hour At Mill Creek five bouses andseveral barnswere blown down and Mrs Hartlme and child severely hurt At Metropolis the tornado unroofed damaged about twenty houses being the courthouse and bank and Judge Milkeys residence One person waskilled and several hurt WIND AT CINCINNATI March violent wind storm passed over this city this morning and caused considerable damage among the hill top suburbs At Madisonville a barn and outhouses were blown down At the six teenth District school on Auburn avenue the with terrible lorce Jhe twenty stricken but were gotten out A GEORGIA TORNADO CHATTANOOGA have reached here that a tornado struck a towueighteen miles south of thisTlace last night raid Thepeople were sleepingiand were friglitened The blown off of the large flouring miU and two houses Avere blown down Several narrow escapes are reported but no one is known so far to be killed A CrCLONE STRIKES A March freight on the Nashville last night encountered a cyclone near completely theeugmo toppling oyer an Theengineer was v burned and Bsakeman Powbllkilled The ilrematu was badly hurt TORONTO storm wliich din theUnited States jured The storm struck Nashville with terrific force and wrecked a number ol buildings including the City Hall At Little Prairio William Rhinos s resi dence was wrecked and Rhines was fatal y hurt Henry Taylor and family were badly hurt Two younr lidies it is feared will die There H a Polish settlement in tho path of the storm which hus not been heard from and it is feared loss of life has occurred there A special from Carbordalc says a disastrous cyclone passed through Jackson county At Grand Town houses were de stroyed and thirty lives are reported Near Murphyshoro Mr house was blown to pieces his child and his wife made dangerously ill NOTHING ESCAPED DAMAGE METROPOLIS March town was visited by a fearful storm yesterday resulting in tho wounding and death of a portion of its citizens aud such wholesale destruction of property us was never mown before Suddenly there came from tho southwest a roaring blast appurently born of the union of two clouds whicn met jnjnul air In a moment it swooped aown into the Ohio river and on lift ing there followed a column ol water estimated all the way frooi oO to 00 feet in bight The curious phenomenon swept onward striking the rlvor front From there it rushed through tno resi dence portion of thocity in its path escaping damage more or loss serious A number of buildings were completely de molished Not one of the inoro prominent or costly buildings in ihu city Tho only person killed outright was Lnnly Marshall a colored woman but tho list wounded is long There wero marvelous escapes tho most notable being that of the family of illiam Mathers whose residence was overturned and carried away leaving the family on the lower floor unharmed In the country the devastation was even more appalling Several farm residences and outbuildings were entirely swept away but no one was seriously hurt The loss here was over a quarter of a million FDTTV BUILDINGS WRECKED PRINCETON March night a tornado swept over the country just north and west of this city doing an immense amount of damage to farm houses farms and valuable timber It is estimated that at least fifty buildings in this county have been wrecked together with a large number of valuable stock killed The total loss wil bo great v NO NEWS FROM BOWLING GKE1CN CINCINNATI March a efforts to secure news from Bowling brocn up to this hour have proved fruitless night Bowling Green is out of tho worm as far as gettingany information from there is concerned The worst is feared and tho best Is hoped for It is also reported late to night that the town of Marion is badly wrecked aud several killed DRIVEN INSANE EVANSVILLB March White left his wife and baby In a house near tlie river above hero last night while he came to town for provisions Ho could not go back on account of the storm This morn ing he returned and found the house swept into the river andhis wife and child drowned He is now confined in jail here a raving maniac A MIGHTY CALAMITY IMMINENT NEW YORK March Dunn of the signal service says ooeof the greatest calamities the country has ever known is imminent That it is the duty of the press to warn the people of the lowerMississippi to prepare for the worst He says itwill be the greatest calamity that has ever befallen that section In spite of the crevasses carrying olT millions of water every second the bight of the river at Vicksburg and Cairo has remained almost stationary at the top of the lioofl limit This shows that the channelof the river be low is choked with alluvium and debris from the lirst flood This Is acting as a dam which will eventually work havoc with all the levees When tho wave crest from this new storm comes down tho river things aro bound to be carried away and the on tiro surrounding country covered This will probably arrive at Cairo In two or toroo 5ays but it may bo three weeks before it reaches New Orleans New Orleans will be visited without doubt by the most disas trous Hoods ever known I would not give 5 cents for my 1110 that city when the wave crest strikes it i have been stationed at Cairo New Orleans and Cincinnati during times of great floods aud I know what THE WEATHER BUREAUS WARNING WASHINGTON March Signal Ser vice Bureau issues a special river bulletin warning people of the lower Mississippi to preparoforie greatest flood ever known But it says that Sergeant Dunn can speak with authority only on New York weather THE CHINESE ENUMEttTlOl Morrisons Bill Is Discussed by MORE CHANGES MADE IN THE TARIFFr Senator Daniels Proposition to Opera tho Worlds Fair at Washington and Adjourn to New Naval Station A RUSSIAN COUNT IN An Apostle of Freedom Goes to Sing of March Dis Francisco Chronicle de Borthlewich is the high sound ing name of a who has been notorious in New York for several months claiming to be a Russian count exiled for sympathy with the causo of freedom Whether he is a genuine count is not known aft any rate he will spend the next five years in Sing Sing at hard labor having been convicted of steal ing a S1000 worth of jewelry from a lady at tho Buckingham Hotel He was represented by counsel but made a speech to the jury in which he said am very sorry to give you American gentlemen so much trouble I am thank ful to get a chance to defend myself 1 am a Russian refugee and came to this last July to marry a rich young lady whom I had met in Paris I had money and in tended to become an American sniO aposition here While looking for a lirni Fritbe Equitable building cne day 1 wisi arrested on acharge of robbinga lady imt was acquitted bya jury in this court mother in Russia beard of my disgrace died of grief I was working at Delmonico b for 75 cents a day when one day Mrs Gouran a rich Chicago lady who wanted ine to elope with me out and gave ne five rings out of eleven rings she had on her fingers and asked oppose of them I wanted to sell their to William Bartnam a jeweler He price for the rings and I accepted Then he askea me to wait until he went to Brooklyn for thempney He brougtii Detective Nugent and 1 WASHINGTON March 2S Associated Senate Committee on Geosua today concluded the hearing on the Chi nese Census bill a delegation from the Pacific coast appearing in support of tho measure Morrow of California author of tho bill stated thai legislation was ncceg sary to keep out Chinese merchants as well as others Thoro was no business induce ment to bring tliovn now that tho emigra tion or laborers was shut off There were ish of them and thc is a genuine Chinoso merchant lias not come to San Fran cisco for the past ton years As long as merchants wore allowed to come and go a will with or without certificates the unde sirable cannot be controlled Mclvenna said tho main quostion was Will you pursue policy which led to tho passage of tho Scott act This bill cou that policy It is an the Nation to protect itself against the people of a nation who it believes will injure its Btpfis stated that tho people of Cahfornlo demanded the passage of the bill Clunie said tho present situation is a struggle between the Americans and the Chinese The American is hero to rear a family serve his country and worship God The Chinamen arc here only for gain to carry away money and deplete the wealth of tho country In a contest under these conditions tho Chinaman has proved him self superior to the American Senator Mitchell said that he believed the bill would bo construed by tho courts to apply to Chinese only who were in the United States on tho first of June He would that it wero otherwise so that tho act should be an absolute exclusion law In Ma opinion it was constitutional A NBW NAVAL STATION nA bill was introduced in the Senate to day appropriating for a naval station in the State of Washington the location to be fixed hereafter A WORLDS FAIR AMENDMENT Senator Daniel introduced an amendment to tinWorlds Fair bill proposing that an opening celebration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America bo lield at Washington in Octocer 1802 an nations to bo invited and on completion of the ceremonies be asked to visit Chicago JTBPUBUCANS TO B15 SEATED In the election cases of Wardell vs Third Virginia and McDuffie vs Turpin Fourth Alabama the House Committee decided to recommend the seating ofthe Republicans TARIFF CHANGES The and Means Committee has oe elded to put a duty of per cent ad valorem on carpet wools with a corresponding com pensatory duty for manufacturers The rate on the various however isnot uniform and in somo instances is nelow 4U per cent Nickel ores wereplaced on the free list The reductions on sugarwill DO 35 and 40 per cent Sister Rose Not Excluded NEW YORK March Dis Francisco Chronicle would appear from a letter just from Sister Kose Gertrude the young En glish woman who has devoted her life to the care of tho lepers that she has not as reported been excluded from the leper set tlement at Molokai because she was a mom her of the Dominican Sisterhood and be cause no sisters of tho Sacred Heart were admitted there The letter is datedKaUU March 10th and was received by a Brooklyn friend of the brave woman In the course of the letter Sister Kose says They havo made a new leper settlement at Kalili and t am going to stay here for a time German physician Dr Lutz Is here and insists upon having some one to help him We have forty patients some lepers some suspects men women and cnildren so I shall have everything to teach and look after them They aro expecting me out in Molokai but this place needs sistance think the bitter experience T have bad is punishment enough No drudgery in prison could make it worse I am guilty more than receiving jewels not knowing them have oeen stolen Please me soithatl can go home to my old mother in Russia Assistant District Attorney Jerome in Commenting called attent on to the fact that the alter say ng that mother had diedol beggedto back to join his poor olu mother in vain to explain is a man and speakshali a dozen languages creaueciSOiijuwu r reachedOntario yesterday and dav snow and befell Th ere areibiiddrifts every wh ore Several schoonersarevreported one ortwo to Congressional Proceedings WASHINGTON March the Wilsons resolution calling on the Treasury y Department for information as to the at rival and departure of Cbipese of San Francisco in evasion of the antiChi nose laws was agreed to TheFlorida judicial nominations created an excited debate In executive session but no action was taken House WASHINGTON March 28 The Hotue adopted a resolution calling on thdfPost masterGeneral for information thfemployment of Inspectors and ajrenls Investigating the claims of v i r The House then went into of tho Whole on the private without action took a recess until Revolution in San Domingo 2JBW YOHK March San Francisco Chronicle gram was received yesterday afternoon Teliado Giberga a Spanish i house at street from San Domingo stating that a political lution had broken that a batt been fought at St It Is also that the trouble which originated daysagoand was thought tocbeii cant has spread over the island Tliree Men Killed r Marcli side walls of the Fulton cbllapsed this th in Six men work in thV story three of whom escape WinnigerCharles THleyand J were burled in the debris bp dead Owing to the San Francisco Clironicle is dramatic poem which isthe is a of the donse vails it IS pre 3K anybody to work on r The firemen are doi Preq OSTON March Consumers cidedthat all this and other dealers i fI ;