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WICHITA, KANSAS, SATURDAY MORNING. MARCH 29, 1&90.
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THE GREAT SOUTHWEST
EDWARDS, FIXNEY MD FORD
Three Magnificent Gardens in the
Valley of the Kile.
Uasnrpassscl Areas of Parm, Garden and
Watered by the Arkansas, its Tributaries
and a Splendid System of Irrigation
Unlimited in Variety and Yield
Products and Live Stock
Edwards county is situated one tier of
counties west and one south of the center
county of the state of Kansas. It is
watered by the Arkansas river, which
flows through the center, and by the Big
Coon, Little Coon and Itattiesnake creckb.
Kinsley is the county beat aud is the
junction of two railroads, the Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fe and the Chicago, Kan
sas & Western. Two bridges span the Ar
kansas river near Kinsley. The soil is a
dark, sandy loam, from three to fifteen
fret in depth, and rich in all the deposits .
that tend to make it fertile and producthe
to a high degree. About one-fifth of the
hurface is bottom land, rich and alluvial,
and where water can be reached at f 10111
three to eight fcete The uplands are acces
sible at gradual" slope that It is scarcely
pt rceptible, and the soil is rich and dark,
and while almost anj thins can be raited,
it is probably better adapted for the culti
vation of wheat and corn than any other '
kind of product. The result of experi
menting in diirerent parts of the county I
indicate that wlule corn seems to do better
in the lighter soil on the south of the river,
wheat yields more abundantly in the heav
ier, darker soil on the north. "Water can
be reached on the uplands at u depth of
from twenty to forty feet, and both on the
bottom and upland is remarkably pure,
entirely freo from all alkaline or saline
properties, common in some localities. The j
altitude of the county is about 2,'J00 feet,
and the climate is healthful to a de
gree that is hardly credible. There never
has been a case of ague in this county, un- J
le contracted in some other locality, and :
Is only a question of a few days or weeks
in such cases before it becomes entirely
eradicated from the system. Hundreds of J
soiuirmed invalids who have tested the
bracing and invigorating qualities of this 1
altitude can testify to its eilicacy in all
throat and lung diseases; all asthmatics
ixperience instant relief after inhaling the
pure and rariied atmosphere of this sec
tion, while consumptives hnd ill this part
oflhestatea balm of Gilead and a new
leae of life. For stock raising, Edwards
county offers superior inducements; the 1
w inters are short and snow seldom lies on
the ground to exceed three or four days af
trr a storm. While cattle do better in any
c mil try when provided with shelter, yet it
K possible to cany them through here
ithout it. The grasses are .very nutrious;
tnue stem rem be cut uny time after July
and up to the time of frost which seldom
Ki.ikes its appearance before October, it
111 ikes the liet-t of hay; while the succulent,
buffalo grass, which cures on the ground
is -ought for and devoured with avidity by
all kinds, of stock during the winter up to
the time that green gras niak"s its ap
pearance which is usually about the
middle of March. '
Hog raising is a growing and lucrative
industry, and at the present time is prob
ably yielding quicker and larger returns
t ban any other branch, owing partially to
the extreme low price of corn; v Inch can
bi lioiight in large or small quantities at
from V2 to l. cents per biiohel, and also to '
t Le remarkable fact that there never has
b en a case of hog cholera in the county. I
taking the rejiort of the Kaii'-as state
board of agriculture of 1SSJ for authority,
Howards county aeraged twenty bushels
tl wheat and thirty-three bushels of corn 1
per acre and the clipping of -.S.520 pounds
of v. ool. Kinsley boasts of a flouring mill,
01" the patent roller process, with a capacity
ti bV) Iwurcls per dav; a cheese factory,
that during the summer season turns out 1
l.iiOi) pounds of cheese per day, of as good !
quality as can lie made in any stnte in the j
union. There is another cheese factorv at I
Lew is which produces as much ami of as j
good quality. J. 13en Bennyworth, the j
p oneerof the sugar industry, has a plant
in Kinsley that he has been operating suc-i-ssfully
for some years.
Kinsley is a town of about 2.000 inhabi
1 uits. It has six church societies and five
I imrches. Its school privileges are the
b st; it 1ms large two story brick buildings
and a corps of male and female teachers
w ho would be a credit to any community.
dood land rem-be purchased at from $3 to
$10 per acre.
As it is, Finney county, situated- in the
aem part of the state, is thethird north
' N'o Man's Land and esst of the Colorado
'"c. Ith.isan area ofSG4 square miles.
a .1 is in tne center of the famous irriga-
a district, which leads the: state in the
. - 'rage annual yield per acre aud the va-
'y of production. The Arkansas river
I I sses the county near the center, sup
i iug water to 141 miles of main and as
.- many more miles of Literal or distribut
14 eam:K in actual operation, with an ad
. t.onal 125 miles of main canal ready for
The farmers of the county hare demon
v mted the remarkable beue.'nof irriga-
t ,t n in insuring a largely increased aver-
- production per acre or crops or t;:e best
11I most profitable sort. Alfalfa, the
1 . ading crop for profit, is excellent as for
age and yields four crops of hay each sea
si n or two crops of hay and ouc of seed.
Inch at t he present low price will make
an annual average return of ?33 per acre.
Tae crop once established is unfailing and
t'.nves for an unlimited term of years.
( rn yields forty bushels to the acre; oats
fi-rty to 100s- wheat fifteen to fifty; sweet
potatoes 3U); sugar beets fifteen to twenty
The present price of such land is $6 to $15
jvr acre, hot many of the improved farms
cm not be bought for less than $90 to MO
Land outside the irrigated areas has a
well defined value and is specially adapted
ti stock raising, a.j having almost unlim
ited su miner pasture, forage crops for
winter use can be planted and grown, hir
ing all the work done at a cost not to ex
c -etl t hree dollars per acre. There is a long
list of forage crops that will withstand the
driest seasons and in the worst years each
acre will produce enough to winter two
head of cattle or horses in good condition.
In favorable years cane will yield ten tons
per acre; millet three tons; corn forty
bushels; wheat twenty-five bushels; rye
and barley twenty-five bushels, and many
other crops will do equally as well or
better. Such land is worth from S3 to So
per acre, and will rapidly increase in
Finney county has forty district schools.
The total indebtedness Is 540,000 and the
assessed valuation of 1SS9 was S2,ISS,50".
The rate of taxation for state and county
purposes is $.00109. There are 5X),000 acres
of government land subject to entry under
the United States Homestead and Pre
emption and Timber culture laws, which
offers special inducements to home
seekers. Garden City, the county seat, is located
in the center of the county on the A. T. &
S. F. It. R. The road bed of the "Sickle
Plate" railroad is completed to this point
and its operation and extension to the coal
fields of the southwest and connection
with the deepwater harbor of Texas are
foregone conclusions. The city has a fine
system of water works; sewers line the
business streets and chade trees border
each residence street the entire length.
There are live church edifices; two large
brick school houses of thirteen rooms; a
stone court house; a four story brick hotel
116x12."), elegantly finished, fitted with all
modern improvements; another three story
hotel of ninety rooms and many other
brick and stone business blocks. The
bauks of the city have an aggregate bank
ing fund of $230,000. There are four weekly
newspapers and one daily. The United
States land office is locited here and yields
a large revenue to the government, and af
fords business to the city. A large iiour
ing mill is leing built and will be ready to
use this season's crop, making 150 barrels
of Hour per day.
Health, prosperity, free homes, cheap
lands and perfect security in the produc
tion of valuable crops, are inducements
ofiered to all, and blue skies, laughing
with sunlight will welcome the immigrant
to the borders of Finney county.
Has a thrifty and enterprising population
of over 7,000. The Arkansas river llows
through the county from west to east, and
the bottom lands form one-tenlh of the to
tal arci. The county is well watered by
Five Mile, Mulberry, Kiowa, Saw Log,
Duck, Spring, Crooked and Buckner
The assessed valuation for 1SS9 was: real
estate, SU.OOO.OOO; personal property, $200,
000: railroad, .?7."0,000.
The railroads of the county center at
Dodge City, the county seat, and have one
hundred miles in operation and sixty miles
projected. These roads are the A., T. &; S.
F., the Dodge City, Montezuma & Trini
dad, the C, K. & X. (Rock Island), the
Omaha, Dodge City & Southern, and
Wicliita & Western.
Ford county contains 091,200 acres of fine
rich soil. Winter wheat sown in 18S9, 2,5)11
acres; number bushels harvested 4G,G7o;
value $&!,2SS; corn planted 20,:M0 acres;
bushels gathered 300,210; value $91,535; oats
sown 0,502 acres; bushels raised 102,550,
value $.Ti",5JG; rye sown 1,474 acres, bushels
raised 2S,000, value $7,841; Irish potatoes
558 acres', bushels raised 00,830, value $39,
5.'9; sweet potatoes 04 acre, bushels raised
5,150, value $3,108; castor beans 1GS aTcs,
bushels raised 2,2.'i2. alue ?3,124; sorghum
4.719 acre, acres manufactured into syrup
99,120; value of 3yri;p.$39,46S, acres for" for
age y,3()S, value of forage crop $23,030, total
value of croji $72,078: broom corn 234 acres,
pounds raised 170.500, value $5,974; millet
7,135 acres, tons raised 14,270, value $57,CS0.
There are 2,(530 horses in the county valued
at $21;,S70; 424 mules and asses
valued at $25,070; 3.702 milch cows
valued at $07,710; 0,723 other cattle
valued at $100,b4o: 211 sheep valued
at $002; 1,S21 hogs valued at $11,850; 134,
C02 pounds of butter valued at $10,152 was
produced from the milch cows, and also
0:705 pounds of chec-e valued at $000. In
addition to this, $1,5 ft worth of milk was
sold, the value of poultry and eggs sold
amounts to $0,514. The year 1SS9 was not
an average year for farmers, and the record
will be eiusild doubled for 1S90.
Ford county has most excellent schools.
Seventy teachers are employed at the
average wages of forty dollars per month.
The progress in this direction is shown
by the fact that thirty good, substantial
school houses have been built in the last
Cities and towns. Dodge City, the coun
ty sent, is well known as an enterprising
and imp rtant city. It is an extensive
railroad center, having two trunk lines to
Cnieago, and another in process of con
struction. It is affreight and jmssenger
division for both the Santa Fe and Rock
Island roads, and a division of the United
States mail service. It has many advan
tages. The fine climate makes it a sani
tarium; nowhere in the world does the
vear bring a greater number of delightful
Waterworks, supplying pure, sparkling
water in abundance, serve also to make
beautiful lawns, where flowers and trees
delight 'the eye; electric lights make night
like day; fiue business blocks; a magnifi
cent city hall; first class opera house; good
hotels; neat and commodious churches; a
splendid public school system thoroughly
graded: a gne new collrge conducted by an
able corps of professors, and many other
fe itnres of advantage conspire to make
D dge City specially attractive.
Spearville is an important and thriving
city, sixteen miles cast of Dodge City, on
the Santa Fe railroad.
Ford City, twenty miles southeast of
D xlge. ou the Arkansas river, is one of the
nourishing cities on the line of the Rock
Island and Wichita & Western.
Buckliu, at the junction of the main line
and Liberal branch of the Rock Island, is
a prosperous town, surrounded by well im-Pi-oved
Bloom is located on the Rock Island near
ths south line of the county, and offers
many advantages to investors.
Wiiburn, in the southwest part of the
county, is a beautiful village with school
and church pnvikves.
Howell, on the Santa Fe. ten miles west
of Dodge Gity, is worthy of note.
THE AGREEMENT ADOPTED.
Chicago, III-, March 2S. The general
pas-euger agents of the western roads met
today ard adopted an agreement for the
reorganisation of the western states Js
ser.gv r association. It is to become enett
ive when signed by the heads of the pas
senger departments of ali the roads in the
old western association, and if all the sig
natures have aot been sewired by next
Friday another meeting will lie held on.
that date. The agreement is to continue
until sooner vacated by unanimous con
sent until March 31. 1S31, and thereafter
subject to thirty days noticeof withdrawal
The rules and regulations will be the same
as in force during the existence of the
former association. Notice will be given
of a general advance in passenger rates as
soon as the agreement is signed by all the
I IH W ll I h Hill
ACEES OF REIXS IX THE CITY OP
of Lives Sacrificed
the Fury of the
Various Estimates Give the Loss
of Life from Seventy-Five
x to Five Hundred
The Palls City Hall the Scene of
Moat Appalling Disaster, One
Hundred Seing Killed.
Death by Fire Added to the Horrible
Mutilation of Falling Walls
The "Work of Eecovering the Suffering or
Lifeles3 Bodies Pushed by Hundreds
Sickening and Heart -Rending
Scene3 The List of Dead and
Injured The Storm at
Louisville, Ky., March 2S. As night
closes in its fold the city of Louisville, j Wright's cigar store next Louisville hotel;
hundreds of widows and orphans are i unknown woman, Twenty-sixth and Maga
bowed down with a weight of deepest J zine; Pat liaidy, clerk for S. 15. Edmunds;
grief. Wreck and ruin have settled down ' Charles Jenk; unknown man, killed in a
in its very midst, and .spectres of the dead street carat Tenth aud Main; Rev. S. E. ;
whose funeral pyres are heaps of brick and Barnwell, rector of St. John's Episcopal
mortar, seem to rise up and enshroud in church; Police Officer White; Baldwin
the awful halo of their presence the en
The bands of brave rescuers continue
their work, but as night comes ou they
seem to work more silently, though no less
arduously, and take on the gruesome ap
pearance of ghosts. As. each remnant of
the piles of wreckage is lilted it is with the
anticipation of uncovering to view
the lifeless form or the death
set feature of a human victim of that aw
ful storm. Perhaps the wriggling mem
ber of a buried mim may startle the
searchers and cause them to draw back
aghast for a moment, but with briced
nerves that have been almost to the ten
sion of steel for one whole night and a day
they continue their Labor and tenderly lift
the unfortunate aud carry him to s.n am
bulance, only to se3 him expire in the
anus of a wife, a mot her or a friead. In
the pre.sence.of such scenes oven a. w hispei;
sounds so loud that the utterer hesitates,
half expecting to see the dead aror-ed from ; broken; William Conley, 1216 Seventh
his eternal sleep. i street, badly injured: Mr. Woodward, gen-
But there is notimeto consider the dead, j eral superintendent of the Monon, slightly
for the living may yci, be buried beneath ' bruised; Charles Taylor, Jeffersonville, in
its mountains of debris, and with a sad I ternally injured; Mrs. Louis Whitman,
look at the departing dead wagon they ' Market street between Tenth and Eiev
turn and delve again with renewed energy enth, back broken; August Tiernan, Six
into the great mass m search of crushed teenth aud Magazine, fatally crushed in
and mangled humanity. As night grows ! left breast; Mrs. Chris ilofl'enheimer,
darker its work becomes more awful. Even i Eighteenth near Maple, badly injured about
the advantage of light and its fear dis- j the head; Dr. Muguet, Walnut between
pelling qualities aiw denied them, for all J Thirteenth and Fourteenth, badly injured
the electric wires were torn down by the ! about the head and spine dislocated; Mrs.
storm and left the city to be enshrouded in ' Muguet, badly hurt about the head, but
the deepest gloom. It grows so dark in
the shadows of the crumbling Avails that
still stand as silent sentinels over tiie
dead, that every object with the
semblance of human form must lie
crasned to prove it flesh or stone. Still
the untiring aud strong
continue to dig in the
made graves of the dead.
There is no esti-
mating the number of those who lie bur
ied in their tracks. The people are still
learning of missing members of their fami
lies, and mothers and fathers stand wildly
on the ruins and cry on the Almighty to
deliver to them at least their dead. Hard
ened hearts move with deep sympathy and
idle men throw aside their coats and dive
into the dirt and grime like veritable
THE DEADLY WOHK BEGUN.
When the tornado struck Louisville it
entered the southeastern portion of the city
at Eighteenth street and swept south five
blocks diagonally, reaching in a nigged
line to Seventh! street, levelling every
building in its path, probably 2,500 houses.
A rough estimate placed at first this morn
ing the killed at 500, wth thousands in
jured. The city is filled -with a erased mass
of people wildly seeding friends. A large
force of men is at work on the ruins and
about 200 bodies have been recovered.
The buildings on M.tin street from
Eighth to Fourteenth streets
Fourteenth streets are in
, . . , , ,
rnms, not one ot' tne nanasome
wnolesale houses liemg left and all the
tobacco warehouses were swept away. On
Market street Falls City hall, a four storv
building, was blown down while several
Masonic and Knisrhts of Honor lodges
. r t. . ii ,
were m session and one hundred men and
women are buriod in the rums. Every
rtlioi. hti on "IftrkT- .TptTmsnn ant' !
Walnut streets from Eleventh to Six
teenth streets is in ruiuM.
Parkland, a suburb is wept away.
At the union depot r.t the foot of Seventh
street, the Chesapeake & Ohio train for
Washington was just starting out filled
with passengers. The building was pros
trated, crashing in on the train. All the
passengers, bowever, were rescued except
one newsboy. Such desolation no city has
known in tLis century. Every building
tree and telegraph pole in the district
struck was leveled. The cyclone was pre
dicted by tne signal service bulletin yester
day afternoon but no heed wa paid to its
warning. The cyclone came with scarce a
warning souud and in ail the buildings
struck, the inhabitants were engaged in
their usuhI avocations without an effort to
escape when their homes collapsed. The
district laid waste comprises an area of the
city three miles long and nearly half a
FROM PLEASURE TO DEATH.
Probably the greatest loss of life oc
curred at the Falls CHy hall, which was in
the center of the tornado. In the lower
rooms of the hall were fifty or seventy-five
children with th?ir mothers and ct-her
reUttives taking dancing teteon. There
were at least 125 persons on the lower
floors and Svventy-Sre more attending a
terrible wind swept down upon the build-
ing. The andre structure in leas taaa five
minutes was a shapaioos ue6 of bdek and
too tar, burying SCO helpioes victims, of
which number few escaped uninjured.
Conservative estimates place the loss of
life at this point at 100, while other reports
indicate the number nearer 200. At. 3
5 rlfilfnh- T Tc v-vnwn?-Hw 4-1. ! -I?.... .! -1 ?..3!..
hud been taken from the ruins and fifteen
wounded aud dying. Only those on the
xhird Hoor had been reached, the room
containing the dancing school pupils and
visitors cot yet being opened. The follow-
J ing are the Barnes of the killed throughout
j the city as far as identified:
THE LIST OK THE DEAD.
Mrs. May Hodges, Louis Simmons ana
fouc children, Mrs. App. :t dancing school
teochcr,wko was giving lessons at thotime
tSie cyclone struck the city; George Foster,
her clerk; Ben Randolph, Mr. James Rock.
Peter Grimley, Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Buft'el,
Chris Miller, Mrs. Langton, Mrs. Adam
Mills, Mrs. Charles Hassom, Mrs. Mary
Hasson, Seventeenth and Lyle streets: Miss
j Annie Nylas. Portland avenue, between
Sixteenth and Seventeenth; Mrs. McLaugh
lin, Eighteenth and Baird; Mrs. Belle Le
loff, Seventeenth and Lyntle: Mrs. Hender
son, Ninteenth and Walnut; Tom Puff,
Mrs. Xuttell, Jefferon street between
Eleventh and Twelfth: Sister Mary Pius,
Seventeenth and Broadway; two unknown
men at Lobe Henry's stable, Thirteenth
between Grayson and Walnut; Nicholas J.
Sullivan, 1505 Magazine street, burned to
a crisp; William Diemer, Sixteenth street,
charred to a crisp: Ben Cheit, barkeeper at
Tenth and Magazine, charred to a crisp;
John Emery, saloonkeeper, Eighteenth
and Maple, killed under the ruins; Moody
Davis, colored boy, Thirteenth and Wal
nut, buried under Eclipse or Odd Fellows
hail: two unknown colored women, alley
near Twelfth; Thadeus Mason, C. II.
Hathawav. Chicairo: Charles Hessen-
brouch, Philadelphia: M..ry RVan, laundry j
girl Louisville hotel; Katie McCune; M-iry j
Mcuinly, laundry girl Louisville hotel; ;
Bridget Crowe, laundry girl Louisville '
hotel; Maggie Campbell, laundry girl ,
Louisville hotel; Frank Paine, barkeeper; !
J. 13. Phillips, undertaker, East Market i
street; a small child of George W. Cusa- j
dan; Park Knowell, 111 Green streetfE. R. i
i McCue, Danville, Ky., killed in Virgil
McLaughlin; Eighteenth and Baird streets;
August Fleischer, master of Falls City
market; Mrs. Allen Peterson; Captain
T. Amrermeir, Twenty-third and Market;
J. B. McCollom, Thirteenth and Maple;
William D-miarr, Pullman Palace Car
company; Mrs. F. Hoiistetter, Thirty
sixth and High; Miss Castleman, Seven
teenth street; Tlieo. Aegelmen, Thirty
third and Market.
Rudolph Senger, mechanic, Louisville &
Nashville railroad; Genevieve Simms, 4
years; Henry Lingo, Esquire James X.
Stevens, John Ricl, Charles Siebert;
Sullivan, Main street: J. Fleischer,
Twelfth street: Miss Mary Schatter, A.
Struelerling, Elmer E. Barnes, Annie E.
Miles, Clarence E. Loeser, Mrs. John
Horan, four unknown men mangled be
THE LIST Or IKJUHED.
The following is the ,li6fc of injuredi
Tom Allen, ticket agent, union depot, leg
not fatally; H. M. Blackburn, Woodburn,
Ky., probably fatally wounded; Charles D.
Seminon, Indianapolis, badly mashed, in
ternal injuries feared: Katie Kilgan, burns
alwut the body, probably fatally; J. II.
McFarland, ticxet broker badly mashed
and bruised; Virgil Wright, badly bruised
and pinned in debris; Ed Miles, bruised
and contused wounds; llhani Good, m- ;
hired internally and will die: Mrs. Kate
Frazer, Sixth street near Oak, head and .
face badly mashed and probably internal
injuries; two children of Louis Simms, Jr., j
aged 3 and 4 respectively; two older girls
and a servant were taken from the Falls
City hall badly injured; Mrs. Jennie ,
Wliiteman, Uiek broken, jumped from .
third storv of Falls Citv hall.
Immediately upon the burst of the cy
clone the fire bells sounded and tne police
were at work. Within ten minutes a posse
appeared at the Falls City hall wreck.
MORE SWEEPING THAN A CTCI.ONE.
It is very evident that it was not a cy
clone, as its effects were too widespread.
For miles in either direction of the city
occasional roofs were torn off and trees
lifted out of the ground by the roots. As
the special tram sped toward the fated city
bearing Associated Press reporters from
Indianapolis, the evidenceo were first ,
noticeable fifty nules out. First
came to view an occasional dead
tree. broken into pieces, then
larger and more mi listen tial trees and ',
finally monarchs of the forest. Many of j
the little towns along the Jeffersonville,
Madison & Indianapolis road were fairly !
- -'-"-i - " ;""',
striDDed of their sums and mncerbreail
Whm tne ue of disa,-u.r was ,
reached an appalling signt was witnessed.
j Crowds of people thronged the Fourteenth i
t street station and from there up Main j
' street to the heart of the city was a mass.
I wi"Vr""J ? t , -. . j. ?
1 and all sorts ot vemcles in the middle of
j the g.,,. Qn either was wm;k and
j rum. Great masses of brick and stone in
heaps presented the appearance of having
simpiy crumbieu to tne eartn. angs
of rescuers work iike gophers on the great
mass of debris in toe search for human i
victims of the awful calamitv. Here and '
there lay a de.od mule, with clots of blood !
at their 'nostrils, which had been dragged
from the ruins of the great tobacco hous,
of which they are a most common adjunct j
in this southern city- "omen and men
darted before mad horses, whose hoofs it
seemed would crush them to death. Burly '
policemen were stationed at street cross- ;
mgs to prevent people from attempting to !
paos through the rained thoroughfares
where partially wrecked trails stood a; a
efforts were fntile and men. women
and children made: their war
down the dangerous streets with
astounding recklessness. The morbid
crowd would not be held back in ita
wild desire to satisfy cariosity, and it was
a sight worth their curiosity to see. Tne
wreck was so great, uuu. it
tempt u detail
RESCUE IMMEDIATELY BECCX.
Immediately open the burst of the cy
cinne the fire bem sounded and the police
were at work. In tea minutes a, posse ap
peared at the Falls City hall and wait to
work. The walls of the adjoining hooac
were first propi-ad and then began a work
of cutting sarongs the heavy slat roof
that covered alt At nrst the work was
dimcultaad labonoos on account of the
anxious multitude that throsgrd the
wreck to view she rnin. Women were
found digging at the date with uusr Sag-
which t&ey tfaoueh aaceaded from
tbofardrisc Krenraaw did nofate work. 1
After aa htmr v& eeaeeteao labor the Atat 1
victim, Mrs. Sarah Kelly was unearthed.
Her body was found sitting in an upright
position" her head bruised and one arm
broken. She said at the first quake a mad
rush was made for the entrance. Women
were knocked down and trampled upon in
the mad haste to escape. Seeing the over
whelming jam at the door, several re
mained behind. "The last I saw of my
frienps was just before the floor gave way
and the ceiling fell."
The work was contiuued but none of
those whom Mrs. Kelly said were near her
could be found. The excavation was then
moved from the rear of the building to the
front where it was supposed the greater
crowd was gathered.
RECOVERING TIIE DEAD.
As soon as the roofing was removed and
the mass of brick beneath, the first sight
that met the eyes was anything but hope
ful. Ten women locked in each others
arms were drawn out of the debris, all
dead but one. Mr. James Hasson, whose
wife had been at the lodge meeting was
foremost in the work and the first person
whom he drew out of the ruined building
was his wife, who died in his arms. He
laid her by the side of the others and con
tinued to work for the Ijving. Within the
next hour thirty men and women were
drawn out dead "but with no wounds on
their bodies and it is thought all met their
death from suffocation. The gas pipes had
broken which caused the lights to go out
and which saved the ruins from lire for
the time, but liooded the debris with a
vapor almost as deadly as the fire might
have proven. Ways were pierced into the
breast of the ruins and bodies drawn out
dead and dying. One part of the building
was reserved for the dead, but the wound
ed were taken into the stores and houses
on the opposite of the street, where physi
cians aud priests administered to souls
A STCPSXDOCS SPECTACLE OK RUIK.
Along Main street t lie pathway of the
storm extended from Sixth to lSleveuth
street, ami from Seventh to Eleventh not a
single building was left standing. Oc
casionally a massive stone or irou
fiont still stood intact, while the
entire structure proper had been swept
entirely away. r his morning it presented
the mo-t stupendous spectacle of disaster
and ruin ever witnessed. In the course of
the storm lay the prided tolwcco market of
the city, and today the warehouses and al
most to the last one lay in ruins. They
include the Kentucky. Picketts, Ninth
stree. Fails City, Pliomix, Greenriver,
Louisville, Enterprise, Central and Plan
ters. The Louisville hotel, lietween Sixth
and Seventh streets, was unroofed
and otherwise wrecked, while the
building next door occupied as
a cigar store onthefitt floor and sleep
ing looms upon the second and third, was
raised entirely oil the ground, not a single
brick in place. In the single destruction
of this houpe many lives were lot, princi
pally of persons who occupied sleeping
rooms there. Many oC them were young
girls employed at the hotel next door. Sa
loons and other available places have been
turned into hastily improvised morgues,
where the bodies are taken as fast as re
covered and left waiting identification.
Patrol wagons were being pressed into ser
vice as "dead wagons" to convey the
corpses to the required places.
SMOCLDEIJLVG FHiU KUKsTS FORTH.
At 12 o'clock the opening up of a portion
of the debris of the "Falls City hall caused
a draught to penetrate the ruins where
upon the smouldering fire broke out with
tremendous fierceness. It spread rapidly
and compelled the workmen to desert the
pile. As soon at the firemen had driven it
away, groans of the burning people liecame
shrieks and so great was the horrible sight
at the moment that the watchers grew
frantic and screamed ami ran about like
wild, the terrible sufferings Which they
were unable to alleviate driving them to
dispair. Several lines of those were
still throwing water on the flames
but it was more than an hour
before work could io proceeded with, and
then it was carried on with much ditti-cultj-
on account of the heat. L'p to 12::j0
o'clock only aliout twenty-live dead bodies
and twenty-fine wounded and dying were
taken from the wreck.
LOOKIXG FOi: LOVED ONES.
The corpses were laid in the various
houses across the street, ami in Dougherty
& Kennnu's undertaking shops at he
block below. At the latter place ieople
passed in and out one by one to look at the
tiodies, hunting for friends and relatives.
One mail said he was looking for Louis
Lipp. and the very first sheet lifted devel
oped the corpse of the per-on wanted. The
man covered his face, groaned, aud would
have fallen had he not been sustained.
At about 11:30 o'clock the room where the
children were dancing was reached. Mr.
Louis Simms, Jr., ot 1124 Market street
had for fifteen hours moved almut in
agony of grief in front of that pori ion of
the wrecK where this room liad been, for
his wife and four little children were there.
When the room was reached Mrs. Simms
was found and she was fatally hurt. Then
within fifteen minutes of each other three
of the Simms children were recovered.
They were unconscious and showed only
faint possibility of their living. While the
father was imploring the workers to get his
other child, fire broke out and work was
suspended. The last man taken out alive
liefore the flames started was John Hep
den, of 2100 We&t Broadway, and just pre
vious to that a woman who was unabh to
give her name was recovered. It wan not
possible to tell the extent of the injuries of
KO OCTSTOE AID VEEDED.
A board of trade mass meeting held this
morning authorized the statement that
t here will be no call for aid from outide.
The propertv loss is estimated at $500,000 to
$1,00u,0(W. The deaths will number ISO.
Forty men have been sent out by the board
of trade to make a thorough canvass of the
district and report 1okss? of life and prop
erty fully. They will try to furnish the
Associated Press a statement at tt o'clock
tonight. The work of rescuing the
mancled dead goes bravely on. A hundred
anxious men worked as they had never
worked before, for the bodies of their
wives, fathers, brothers, sisters, etc..
buried in the shapeless mass of brick and
mortar that covers the site where ywrter
day stood the Fall City ball. The mts of
men, women and children are heard and
the air on every side is filled with groans.
crowds ok cuiuorrs HCMASmr.
A surging crowd of ten thousand people
blocks the streets for squares about the
rene of the catastrophe. A large body of
police guard the avenue to keep hack the
pressing masMs of rurioos humanity that
are gradually forcing their war to the aw
fnl irne of the calamitv. Five hundred
men stand by the wreck daaod and j
iielplesw, too weak or too lazy
to lend a helping hand to
the brave squad of rescuem It is a
sight to strike angmab to the soul of the
bravest. Words are powerless to express
the awfni scenes that each succeeding min
ute roll through the ghastly panorama
Bodies mangled and siuipelem beyond
recognition are being dragged from be
neath the ruins every f?-w misotas. 3f en,
women and children busrer about, the
scene, peering into the fc of the dead m
the bodies are carried oat, filled with
dread anxiety less they recognize in the
shapt-less mass of flesh and bone the
semaLavnre of the features ot some relatrre
THE STORM'S DEADLT COOKS.
Market street tor evening looks like
mined village. Serecty-lottr imildingB
are in row, wbidi are more or lese com
plete. The devastation on that street was
terrible and tae !w of life appailin. The
storm seemed to haw swept Broadway
from Fifteenth to Xmeteettth, bat nearly
all the bouses bete eta those etnet and on
the intersecting street were demolkdied.
Most of the cottages, bowewi. and low
frame tmiHuigs escapM wtthcet mtioom
injure. From Fiit&aiih u gixter-nth are
mnAlj small frame nwesea occupied by
catered families. The roots were tomes
bat not great amonrt of damage wa.
dene and aeae f the eccapsaita were but
II VALLEY I PERIL.
MORE LIFE AND PSOBERTY. IS
Signal Service Officors Predict a
Great Flood From .
Oae of tie Greatest Gateaufcias of the
Ead Ever Zaown 27ov7
The Town of Metropolis, DL. Frightfully
Visited by the Cyclone No Accurate
Statement Obtainable Bowling
Green, Ey., Baported as Badly
Elorm Swept The Storm
New York, March 9S. Sergeant Dunn,
of the signal service, iu an interview this
afternoon savs that one of the greatest
calamities the country has ever known b
imminent, ami that it i the duty of the
nress to warn the people of the lower
Mississippi to prepare for the worst. He
savs: "It will lie the groatest calamity
that has ever befallen that section of the
eountrv. The damage will be greatest
below Memphis. The storm is jnsl like au
enormous, pitcher of water ioured upon a
country already Hooded. Although sev
eral immense crevasses have been found in
the levees below Vickiburg from 300 to
i rtfn unilt. ami twont.v to flftv feet deep.
L-nrrvintr off millions of gallons of water
M-crV second, the heieht of the river at ;
ijiiriutr tju 1111111111 um. iiuiifiio v. ..M.-.
Vicksburg and Cairo hat. remained almost j thuiam. Mr. liooth beuig promineut
tatiouarv at the top of the nood limit. CJrAIMl Army man spoke freely and unre
This shows that the channel of the river be- St.ne4lly for the bill. He mM: "If we
low is all choked up with alluvium and tfn our servants in congre what we
debris from the first flood, and that this w want they ought to have brain enough to
acting as n dam. which will event ual Ir devise a wav ami the means to net th(t
work havoc with all the levies. Want. We want thi iugalls bill passed
When the wave crest from this new j Hmi jf jt js jKt, by the eternal, we shall
storm comes irum inu over hihp ,u i
In-visited without doubt by one of the
most disastrous noon ever Known u i
would not give 5 cents for my life iu that
citv when the wave creste strike it.
I "do not say this to frighten
Tieoplo but nm simply Muting facts
that uill be verified. 1 have
been stationed at Cairo. New Orleans and
Ciucinnati dunug the tunes or the great
iir.wi mwl I l-imw what thv srts. Sonieof
the strongest levees on the river," he con-1
tinned, '"those at Helena, Ark., have been
swept 'away completely iu the laat two
lays. Today it is snowing all through the
northwest, the lake reiaoiib, the northern
Mississippi valley anil in New England,
and raining to the south, the storm cover
ing every state west of the Hockies."
GREEI.Y WAKXS THE VALLEY.
Washington", March 2S. Special river
UOOUIIl We ItJWCl -.winsuwiijun iikj " "
continue undiminished t-u days or more,
jS crj its ivirtiui x. iiiciuiu o.iitM.. ,...-
cer expressed his opinion that the people
of the lower Mississippi valley should pre-
pare for unprecedented flood conditions
and tliat all stock and movable
property should be removed above the
hoghest hood point ever experienced.
r:.i.xi-il fCrootv wtit to tn house
rv - ;:;r.' ," v .. Hi-m-i
opinion that the flood conditions wouid be
aggravated rather than diminished within
the next two weeks, and that loss of life
might lie expected unless prompt meas
ures of warning on the part of the local
authorities were not taken in expowd dis
tricts. J ne rainiau m i Reoay most, nwme
the Mississippi from Cairo southward, un
less the crevasses increase in nnmher.
Tbere is no important change in the situa
tion since Yesterday, and the signal ottieer
gave full details to the preta, ami will do
so as occasion demands.
Terrible Eeports of Diiaetar at
Metbopolis, 111., March 2S. The cyclone
of last niirht cut a clean wath alwut a
quarter oi a mn- wiae ciea.- r .ne
town, wrecking property oi aiiueernpnons
andbuningmen.woim-nand children in
the debris of falling building Tl num-
ler of victims can not I ascertained with
anything like accuracy, but it is reported
that seral hundred people were killed or
woundeAand between "MlwaQubouseawere
swept from their foundations and .lashed
to pieces alve the liea.ls of their unfor -
tunate occupants The storm was past in
a moment ami then came a blinding rain
which greatlv retarded I the work of rescue.
1'cople outside tne pain oi tne norm were
..uirklv mi the si reels and as fast as nnasi-
'J?' .f.- T7.S? Jzr7LTl
.Ia ikd eiiiinj ITftM tkfl fnitTl t W mitlm
The rain soon ceased and the full horror of
the situation became apparent. Ou every
side could be beard the grosmof thediiJtt
and all around lay the mangled bodies of
the dead. Scores of bodies were removed
from the ruins and the wounded
men were taken to the homes of
those who had escaped the calamity
and given every possible attenuou, but
many have doubtless died through lack of
proper medical attendance. In the busi
ness district the havoc was terrible.
Stores that had been considered aatMaa
tial were demolished in as instant. The
cyclone entered the town os the south and
west. weeping everything before it. Krrrr
church and every other prominent build
ing in th place is either destroyed or
badly damaged, including two school
houses, the court house and Jail and many
THE STORK AT T. HOPE.
Special DlapMeJi t ibe DbOt Eacte.
Mt. HonE.Kaa.. Marrh Thk rj
cinity was visited yesterday by the most
fievere wind storm known fur yean. There
seemed to be one continued cloud of dirt and
saad for the entire day and the flying shj&
boards, bricks frrrm chimney tops and
other loose missiles kept the people closely
indoors for nearly twelve hoar. Com
mon stock sheds, bks,or buildings and
other small structure were Uhato by the
wind and carried, in some instance,
foracraarter of a mile and eompietety
demoiUbed The aw lit loss, m
far reported at th writing. ntUs opoa the
Edward ic McCdloch Lomber CMnpasy
.S. M. Johns, managrn. The wind taking
out a forty foot serttc of their hsmee
lumber shed and tne general scnUerment
of the larrff assortment of bomber in pifaa.
2a res a mixture of Joe vartoo kinds ef
bnikSing materwl hape, thereby entadmg
considerable lorn m broken, damnged btm
faer. So far aw heard bant thetn bno lam
of Ufe here.
KSHOmMTS NEW RAILWAY UME.
Kts&MA, Kan.. Mnrefc m TIstOsnthA,
Hatehtnaan dt ihsli itailmni eeanpany.
having partially passed to the Cnkm Pa
cific, netrre beildlflg sonth hns tout
mccced. and the mateHsl panhsesd. mtd
now aniring ncinaX to huiid U l?
etnnline. Tfcr eonstmction of Uda sum
wlli t viyaJyjjios4UUw nhd etendd
right on to r ort Worth. lasssifting wtt
the rani fran Denser, via fort Wnrtfc. t
, , .'. " , ! 1 4 -HT 1-1 l.lf J,-
iniiieiui: ueuerai v. . uixij , ium .-. meeting was new
ual ntneor. reiterates his oniuion that the I'.rmnA Armrnut
through Sherman street, of this city, and
this division of the rood to the stnte lino
will be constructed as soon as man and
money can put it down, this -part of the
line now being quite well covered and the
grade almost completed. W. E. Hutchin
son, president of the construction com
pany, has laid otT his coat, ami with his
customary enthusiasm and enterprise, pro
poses to give the farmers along the pro
posed line a market for the next crop, now
so promising, and to open up this long de
sired market south, thus bringing tho
southern central Kansas packing houses,
merchants and salt producers a trado
destined to be wonderful in magnitude.
The Crystal Hock Salt Mining company
hag experienced some trouble on account
of the immense How of water they came in
contact with. This is being oereome by
placing a large pump in the shaft, ami in a
day or so dear sailing will be had. and the
last obstacle to this giant enterprise re
moved. With the compietiou of this rock
salt plant, being the second shaft here, and
second rock salt mine in the west, and the
extension of the railroad to Fort Worth,
conaecung for Galvston , making a con
tinuous tnrough line from Kingman, the
products of this eountrv will nave new
fields opened, ami the surplus find a ready
A Large Meeting at Mama Eadorsts the
Spcial inspstca tu um Dwly Kael.
Mabm, Kan., March . The service
pension meeting held in Marion today was
a glorious iletnonstration of soldierly en
thusiasm and a corker to the opponentM of
the Ingalls service pension bill The town
was profusely tleeorated with fiag and
banners, and the citixens and farmer iu
this sertiou observed it as a gala holiday.
Tlte distinguished speakers protest were;
Hon. Henry Booth, spuaker of the boufro;
Peiteion Agent Kelley, of Topeka. and Sen
ator H. U. Kelly, of McPherse. The onti-
incuts of the meeingaml the speaker were '
u unit for tlin I mm lb. bill, and hhv refer
1 ence to our distinguished senator or his
Miii ijb mir iiLSLiniruuiiiru n
W1.t-.j. hill nrovokud the vrv loudt en
Know wnv me iurmwr wtKi nw ivm uy-
JHUUVT IUI fllUIIV tr4 ;$ vvj
soldiers of this country was oared for.
Bernard Kelly, of Topeka, did. not givo
satisfaction, although his si-ch wt
Judge C. K. Koote. of this place, made
one ot his most brilliant dloru ami look
the house by storm.
Altogether it was a great service poneiou
day in Marion ami will long be remum-
dorsed by the soldier farmers who ware
nereu. senator inmu was wanmv eo-
AN ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING.
Special !lptch Km UsUr KwrJ.
ASTHOXY, Kan., March 3S. The opera
house was crowded tonight in response to
the word that Colonel J. R. lialkiweil and
vvi,.r.i lTmmHtt. Caltniutn. of Wichita.
would spk on the panektft question. The
here and the audience
l.snowwi iiWa S MWK! nHHIWT in w
soldiers. Both speakers "were in Amor of
. 1 W J ..1.5
service pcmitnu bum MiMra mw
jjdiers to unite for strong work on that
jjIM. There was considerable enfchnehwu
, ........... ,,.... ,.,
BOWLING GREEN DEMOLISHED,
Ciscisn ATI, O.. March 38. 1a.m. 1
. ..w, .t ik.t ik. I..imln i
!-. .. ----
tbe town of Bowling Green, w ,
county, Ky., anil completely wlu
out. Aa the wires are down nodeta! I
report can lie obtained and bat the m
fart that the cahuaity had oceurred has
been received. Bowling Green has a pp
lation of about 5.0U0 tnhebhanto and the
loss of life is conjectured to be eomepoml
WESTERN MATTERS AT THE CAPITAL.
Washisgtos. March . H. V. Peart
was appointed postmaster at. V'ahmris.
Hnawnee county, vice M. P. Iliahop re
Pemeons were grantwl to the CoWowing
Kansans; Original invalid KUhdi Hor
ton, Holton: William li. Honghton, North
Topeka; Frank Tilloteon, Molhee; WUUaiti
C. Selvev, Holomon Citv; Ttotw Chart,
- e- ''?.. '",- qnW Jaeoi,
Dodge City; wn U nowaro, amaemu.
" V,""' "" mTSiim- thiiHn r HamuI
Hobuejrer. JteTwvi!lr. "S,
K" .olLT f JLciu
' y; 'H fl iSSoraV,;
, '1 XTii VfZil wSfcmrton
d mttttr",tB w ifi fWWll'
rJTuS L,h Jo-?Crrv
t "ntlMcVSJiii Xatkmli
i HioMm, ' Thomas u
'n; Ultam iniatJ!0ch!
Aaron U Hunt. wfl .
-" 'r nvr V t.VJ iJl tiL
nar- thn H- ". Ortwrne; Jxom Wo
dl Kl Hondo: Hamoel Armstrong
1L Kl Dorado: Hnmoel Annstrom
KirhfleJd: Maaru M. HoefcelL Intluwu;
Jgnora Kkhardson. Bnr; lieorf M.
Sbuopmati. Cherry vah. Milton 1). rider
son. Burr Oak. Jonathan D 1 rr.
ISolomcm Rapida: Homtlo li. Kelkj CUy
Center; John C. BetisKMfwrin. Lui
dr Jotu-Uf Jetmort; fSB A McFaddVn.
Baxter rtertngs; Abraham tftaa. JLon,
n.-, tf TWubm. ham Uass"- -
trtorge liaofill. PVymen. Nlon I Gcmn,
Kl Dorwlo. Original widm--Cnnnrti
R., notber of Hrrwm Htrahnn. Troy,
rieonce. father of VTilbam Lyona. Tnprka,
Man H. Burt, former widow of M
BordeU, Yates Center.
THS WiliB.'S TRJLDB.
?an at Mnat Wi
Xsw Ymm, Match --K. G. Dna &
Oo.'s Weekly Review of Trade sere: At
Chicago and Omb sotui Uaymrwmmnt la
the volume of hoateese ww o. bat to
dry goods and boot and U-- somewhat
lighter. At Xanana Oty tkrtn was
maraed bnpmvement la 'rails. At m.
louis the vedmne of trade t fair JO,
Louisville nil nma&tu!n has m
shut oft by a tornado, wt h ha cnaxd
grost loss. At FUtAb-jj.; "'. the iron
and glass trades are yrl with
changr is cud. Pbda4eipiut ' t Mnt0
rally in iron, many km ui.- n wxtttt
maoafnrtnrers gennrnlly. and a f.r t&d
in other hwivmttm
Tbe asoory market f lb int""verf
fairly wen sttppbMd. td t -ng
rather eatharroasmd nt Bait X. tt
luckisg up of Urg nwit;: u :-.. tete
pprnhttion, ht at all -"thrr y ii. ,urt
tag u&rui ly SUpf '. l"r t f. pr----. 4r
mnnd. nseh b ,. Jy ltt "sew
York S psrosr.? f- - ii rui.- at
WASA8H TRACKS CODVSJB
Kiuma Cm M" .-- -JunV
pntrh from Jrrri Ct - 1N
nunrd of mlrnnj !. t,r. u sxnra
ing knistd an owtat L rasd f tu ;w-j
dent of the Wnhnse IUil" ' - tr
i1 indnmgla;ftwarir j m - em
Centntin and Cotnnst n, i -t
tweatr aafiea. and 4ir inx --
xssn n. vmtt - -
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M'mtr rtewfiisnv who andb twiaw --.,a
vxMmauakm thnt the otawaftinn,
ftnni nns atoms
an nnjnsa neny p