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Terrible Effects of the Great
The Work of Rescue Carried on
Ninety-four Dead Bodies Already Re
The City Bearing Up Bravely Under Ita
Terrible Affliction — Outside
Associated Press Dispatches. |
Louisville, March 29. —Temporary
roofs are being put on wherever possible.
Hundreds of hogsheads of exposed to
bacco are being carted to warehouses.
In spite of all efforts, however, several
thousand hogsheads remain, unprotected
on the second, third and fourth floors of
damaged buildings. There will be con
siderable danger in reaching these, as
they seem ready to topple into the
The streets in the districts worst dam
aged are still picketed ; elsewhere wag
ons and all but mere sightseers are al
lowed to pass. Hundreds of men are
trying to save goods. Many of those
employed on the wreckage are paid by
the Board of Trade committee. Wher
ever help is deserved it is given.
The Falls City Hall Wreck.
At Falls City ball men under the di
rection of the Chief of Police are still at
On the site of the ruined hall are
mounds of brick, mortar, beams and
laths in wild confusion, and men are
digging at the base of them, hunting
for the dead. In all sixty-seven bodies
liave been taken out there. The last
was that of C. Lazarus, a small shop
keeper at 1,136 West Market street,
next door to Falls City hall. He was
in attendance upon a lodge meeting.
His -body was mangled almost beyond
recognition. It was taken to a tem
porary morgue established in a barber
shop across the street.
Families Left in Distress.
At the Planters' warehouse the body
of Ed Moran, a foundrynian in Dennis
«ong's iron-pipe works, was discovered
edged between beams and hogsheads
of tobacco. The remains were taken to
his home on Twentieth street, near
Main, where his wife and four little
ones had been kept in anguished sus
pense. When the corpse was brought
in the woman sank almost fainting into
a chair, covering her face with her
hands, while tlie smallest children clung
to her skirts, wailing in sympathy, and
the two older ones stood by dazed with
sorrow. The family will be in want.
This is only one case out of several dozen
similar ones, but the citizens are coining
up bravely with subscriptions, and all
needs are being promptly met for the
Remarkably Light Insurance.
There is about $100,000 in life insur
ance on those killed, mostly upon labor
ers and middle-class people in small
ten-cent companies and the Knights of
Honor. About $5,000 in the Knights of
Honor will be promptly paid by an as
sessment of eight cents upon the mem
bers. The remaining $50,000 in ten
cents a week companies may break those
companies, realizing only a small part to
the holders of policies.
The fire insurance is only $25,000;
cyclone insurance, only $2,000, held by
two local dealers. Their joint losses
were $800. Plate glass insurance is
The Inmates of Falls City Hall.
At Falls City hall, when the hurricane
struck it, in the main hall was Miss
App, with her dancing school, number
ing sixty-five, of whom it is feared not
more than twenty escaped. These were
children with their mothers sfnd fathers.
In one room on the second floor the
executive committee of the Roman
Knights, consisting of seven members,
was in session.
Theo. Engelmeir, an upholsterer, at
Twenty-third and Market streets, was
Jewel Lodge, No. 2, Knights and
Ladies of Honor Association, was in ses
sion on the third floor, nearly 150 mem
bers being present when the building
fell. Of these it is thought not more
than fifty escaped.
Humboldt Lodge, I. O. G. T., consist
ing of seventeen members, was holding
a meeting on the same floor. Those who
escaped were badly injured.
Up to an early hour- this morning,
eighty-six bodies were taken from the
Falls. City hall and the cellar at Eigh
teenth street and Magazine street. The
general belief is that at least forty more
bodies are in the dancing-hall ruins.
Estimates of the Dead.
The latest and most intelligent esti
mate of the total number of dead
throughout the city is that it will not
exceed 150. This is a careful and fairly
accurate estimate. The Masonic com
mittee wires the following to Leander
Burdick, Grand Master at Toledo, Ohio:
"From what we can gather there are
about 400 houses destroyed; 300 persons
injured, of whom 10 per cent, will prob
ably die from their injuries. One hun
dred and twenty-five are now dead. The
citizens seem desirous of caring for their
own dead and injured."
It is now pretty near certain that the
entire loss of life will not go much above
one hundred, if that number is reached.
Up to this writing the total number
whose bodies have been recovered, and
missing who it is reasonably certain are
dead, is eighty-eight.l n addition, there
are about a dozen so badly injured that
death may ensue. One hundred and
fifty to 200 persons were injured to an
extent worth noting; probably 500 to
1,000 have very slight bruises or
Estimates of Damages Too High.
A good many of the estimates of the
damage to property have been too high.
The actual loss from a financial stand
point will not be so great as supposed at
Unit. The tobacco warehouses are not
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
hurt to the extent stated. Nearly all
those demolished were old buildings,
and a comparatively small sum will put
the new ones in repair again. The river
is strewn with floating debris from the
storm from Tenth street to the water
works, and hundreds of skiffs are plying
about, collecting the splintered wood
work. All day yesterday the foam
crested waves rolled eight feet high.
Vessels were in great danger, but through
the alertness of the masters none suf
fered much. Several coal barges were
sunk at different points.
Falls City Hall Victims Overestimated.
Tonight it is believed the estimate of
dead and injured at Falls City hall has
been overmarked, and that the total
number of persons in the building when
it crashed in. was not half as great as
the first guesses placed it. Mrs Mary
Ilolsher, who was in attendance at the
meeting of Knights and Ladies of
Honor on the top floor, says instead of
200 up there, there were about 75 people
in the room. The number in the danc
ing school floor below is also smaller
than at first reported. She says the
first intimation they had of what was
coming was a blinding flash of lightning
and a violent gust of wind which shook
the building. The people became fright
ened and were preparing to leave the
building, but before they could get their
wraps the windows were blown in, the
gas went out and a moment later the
floor caved under their feet. Mrs.
Hoisher became unconscious and knew
no more until the rescuers took her out
from the debris.
Jeffersonville, while not officially seek
ing assistance, can find many "places
where aid will be of the utmost im
portance. Many were rendered home
less and penniless. Some are thrown
from comfort to poverty, but the people
are not discouraged. They have gone to
work, and this morning tinners and
masons were at work on numerous house
tops. The damage in houses, furniture,
etc., is large. Not less than two hun
dred houses we're wrecked.
The Storm nt .leilersoiivlllc.
A thrilling scene occurred at the St.
Lucas Evangelical church, in Jefferson
ville, where Rev. H. M. Gersinan was
holding services. The building, a hand
some brick, swayed and rocked, and the
west wall began to bulge inwardly under
the pressure of the wind. The roof blew
off with a loud report. Women screamed,
and one lady, Miss Caroline Ruehle,
fainted, but Rev. Gersinan remained
cool and led his flock safely to the par
sonage, where all remained until the
danger was over.
The Unfortunates Cnred For.
The executive relief fund committee
has received a large number of addi- j
tional subscriptions, and all cases of
destitution, where immediate action was
necessary, have been cared for. To
morrow a thorough system will be put
in operation by which everybody who
needs aid will be given relief. Wherever
the houses are not too badly damaged
repairs will be made at once. The
amount of funds now in the hands of the
treasurer is about $32,000, and this is
being added to tonight. Offers of aid
have been received from a number of
outside cities, but the Board of Trade
committee declined the offers advanced
for the present. Mayor Jacobs said,
however, while he was opposed to call- i
ing for outside help, if voluntary con- |
tributions were offered he would advise
their acceptance. He has replied in this
spirit to several telegrams from outside
points. Money, he says, can be used to
good advantage, but as regards offers of
food, colhing,medical attention, etc., the
Mayor says that Louisville can house
and feed all the wounded and distressed, j
and bury the dead ;so all offers of this'
kind will be respectfully declined. Two i
or three large mercantile firms in the |
East, telegraphed Mayor Jacobs to draw I
On them for $1,000, and a telegram to
the same effect came from President i
Tanner, of the Indianapolis Board of
Trade. These offers have been accepted.
Aid Wired from San Francisco.
The following dispatch was received
from G. W. Fergusson, proprietor of the
Spectator, San Francisco : "Can send you
$1,000 if you need it."
Mayor Jacobs has not replied to this
telegram, as he did not clearly under
The Undertakers Overworked.
The relief committee of the Knights
and Ladies of Honor tonight report that
there were at the time of the disaster
one hundred people in their hall. They
have made a careful canvass, showing
that twenty-three are dead, thirty-one
wounded, five are known to have escaped
unhurt and the remainder are still un
accounted for. Some of these latter
may be dead or injured, but this cannot
be definitely known before tomorrow or
perhaps Monday. The undertakers
have more than they can attend to
tomorrow. In all there will be at least
Ninety-Four Rodics Recovered.
Up to midnight ninety-four bodies
have been recovered, and it is supposed
five or six more may be found in out of
the way places. Of those injured to a
noticeable extent, the closest estimate
tonight is 126. Of this number at least
twenty-five are in a very critical condi
Great Loss of Life and Property, Esti
mated at 82,000,000.
Gallatin, Term., March 29. —News of
the terrible storm of Thursday night is
slow to obtain, and it will be tomorrow
before a full list of the dead and injured
can be had. Every house and building
between Bledsoe and Eulia, in the path
of the storm, was blown away, and hun
dreds of people are injured and without
food or shelter. It is reported that the
whole town of Dixon Springs in
Smith county, thirty-five miles dis
tant, was swept out of ex
istence by the angry cyclone.
Wire communication is interrupted.
Those injured* by the storm near Gallatin
will probably recover. The Chesapeake
and Nashville road suffers greatly. In
two places about 600 feet of high trestle
work was destroyed, and two 300-ton
bridges were blown from their pillars
and wrecked, The loss to stock and
other property in this district is esti
mated at $2,000,000.
A Tow Boat Struck.
Memphis, Term., March 29.—The tow
boat Nail City was caught at Gayosa, in
Thursday's storm. The Nail City was
not damaged, but her entire tow was
sank. Six lives were lost.
SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 30, 1890.
' Great Damage Done in Various Farts
of the State.
Lot'jsviLi.E, Ky., March 29. —Specials
I in regard to the storm say the new man
ufacturing town of Grand River, near
Paducali, was struck by the blast; a
dozen houses were blown down; two
persons were killed—a woman andabov;
twenty people were hurt. All the tele
graph lines were destroyed.
At Farmington much damage was
done to buildings, but no loss of life is
At Paducali a little damage was done;
the telegraph wires are all down, and it
is thought the storm, through tlie sec
tion not heard from, may be one of dis
London, Ky., reports much damage to
property, but no loss of life.
Near Eminence, Ky., the blast was
very severe. The house of Joseph
Kenny was blown down. His 3-year
old child and Louis Maddox, his brother
in-law were killed; Kenny was fatally
hurt, and his wife and babe were bruised.
It is rumored that near Owensboro,
Ky., a Louisville and Nashville train
went through a bridge, killing several
persons, including the engineer.
Ei.izabethtown, Ky., March 20.—The
storm did great damage here ; two peo
ple were killed and a number of others in
jured. Fatalities are reported at several
other points in the county.
Bowling Green Not Touched.
Cincinnati, March 29. —A special from
Bowling Green, Ky., says no one was
killed there, though the storm did much
Washington, March 20.—Representa*
tive Goodnight, of Kentucky, received
the following telegram today : "Bowling
Green was not touched by the storm ; no
damage to property or loss of life in your
Terrific Hail and Wind.
Morganfield, Ky., March 23.—A ter
rific hail and wind storm visited Union
town, Ky., and Union and Webster
counties Thursday night. At Sturgis
hail an inch in diameter fell, and tde
wind unroofed several barns. At Sulli
van the wind was worse, destroying
many buildings and wounding ten or
twelve men and women. For several
miles in Webster, between Clay
ville and Dixon, it swept every
thing away. The wife of W.
B. Taylor and a son of Henry Hammock
were killed outright. Houses and barns
were totally destroyed. The killed and
wounded at Webster will number not
less than fifty. At Cloverport, Ky., the
storm —wind, rain and hail—did great
damage to property.
Many Fatalities at Marion.
Marion, Ky., March 29.—Four lives
were lost at this place. The wounded
will reach fifty-five, and at least a dozen
of these will die. One feature of it was
that both physicians were fatally in
jured—leaving the town in a bad way so
far as medical assistance is concerned.
A relief committee is at work providing
food and shelter for t,he destitute.
A family consisting of Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Montague and their four daugh
ters and the mother of Mrs. Montague,
living in the country eight miles from
Marion, were crushed to death by the
falling of their dwelling. A family boat
mo >red above the mouth of Green river
was dashed to pieces against a tree, and
a man named Krazier and his wife and
sister were drowned.
Further Distressing lteports.
Hopkinsville, Ky., March 2i).—Re
ports of a must distressing nature con
tinue to be received from this and ad
joining counties swept by the cyclone.
In some places entire farms, houses and
barns are laid waste. The town of Cal
edonia is partly destroyed. A great deal
of valuable stock was killed in this
county, and a number of persons were
Beaver Dam Ky., March 29.— The
storm did great damage at' Sulphur
Springs. The daughter of Girdou
Coombs was killed and several people
Bklleview, Ky., March 20.—John.Me-
Kee and two negroes were burned to
death in a building which was blown
down by Thursday night's storm.
The Gale In Southern Illinois.
Cairo, 111., March 20. —The gale here
Thursday night on the river sunk sev
eral shanties and fish boats on the Ohio
river, and rendered navigation almost
impossible. In the city it blew a frame
house into the water. No one was
hurt. The gale blew at the rate
of sixty miles an hour. At Mill
Creek live houses and several barns were
blown down, and Mrs. Hartline and
child were severely hurt. At Metropolis
the tornado unroofed aud otherwise
damaged about 200 houses, among them
being the courthouse and bank and
Judge Milkey's residence. One person
was killed and several hurt.
A Hurricane in Virginia.
Danville, Va., March 29. —A violent
windstorm raged in Patrick county yes
terday, and seven houses were blown
down. At Stella a tree crushed a school
house, but all escaped with slight in
How the Monarchists Were Hoaxed.
Dom Pedro in Want.
New York, March 29.—Mail advices
from Rio de Janeiro tell of a turmoil in
February, caused by someone sending
out a telegram that Fonseca was im
prisoned and the Emperor recalled.
When this was made public the people
assembled in large numbers and cried:
"Long Live the Monarchy!" Numbers
of public officers were on the point of
declaring their allegiance to the
monarchy, when the news reached them
that they had been hoaxed. The author
of this hoax has not yet been found.
It is proposed to open a subscription
for Dom Pedro, who is reported to be in
want, and it is understood the Govern
ment will advance him on account of his
property $35,000 at once, and $10,500 per
he contract for a cable between
Brazil and the United States has been
awarded to two French companies.
Wanted for Forgery.
Portland, Ore, March 29.—William
Hurd, who came here recently from Bal
timore, Md., is wanted on the charge oi
forgery. During his brief stay here, he
cashed checks amounting "to $1,000
drawn on E. B. Hunting & Co., Balti
more, Md. When the checks were sent
to the Baltimore firm, payment waa re
fused. Hurd disappeared last Wednes
Increased Danger on the
Tlie Yazoo Delta a Dreary
Waste of Waters.
Wind and Waves Combine in the
Work of Distraction?
Miles of Rich Plantations Completely
Inundated-The Flood Area Rap
Associated Press Dispatches.)
Greenville, Miss., March 20. —The
itorm Thursday drove the waters of the
•wollen Mississippi over the levee, and
caused great crevaßses where the em
bankment was heretofore thought secure.
New Okleans, March 29. —Breaks are
at Easton's levee, half a mile above
Mound Landing and a mile and a half
below Huntington, on Timber Lake
plantation. The outflow of water from
these places will inundate a large sec
tion of country before it reaches the
I I&KCjKi river, again to join the great
[fiver, leaving desolation and ruin in
these parts, submerging the garden spot
of the Yazoo delta, and entirely suspend
ing railway travel from Iceland to Rolling
Fork. The water from the Huntington
break will join the outpour from the
; Offutt break, which will inundate a large
! lection of country. These waters will
I swell its volume, bearing to the west
j against Greenville, and a portion of the
■ country spreading out towards Williams
tayou on the east, and no doubt will
blend with the waters from the eastern
break, making a perfect sea of water
I from here to Bayou Phalia, and perhaps
| overflowing tlie east banks of
| that stream. The junction of
j the waters from these streams will
I inundate nearly all the plantations
in Washington county, in its entire
length and breadth, until Sharky and
Issaquenna counties are reached ; then
connecting with the outpour from the
Skipwith break, overflowing everything
in its track until the Yazoo river is
■ached. The damage this flood will do
to plantations, stock, fences, houses,
stores, towns and railways is beyond
calculation. Crops will all be late, and
in many eases it may not be possible to
plant at all. The latest from the Easton
break states it is now 000 feet wide and
increasing rapidly. The water has
crossed to the west bank of Williams
bayou, at Avendale, and is six feet deep
iu'the stores at that place.
A late dispatclrtonight says the pro
tection levee in the rear of Greenville
cannot last through the night.
ORANGE COUNTY NEWS.
Kepuhl leans Preparing for the Cam
paign—A Chicago Exhibit.
Santa Ana, March 29.—A meeting of
the Republican central committee of
Orange county was held this afternoon
for the purpose of affecting a permanent
organization for the coming campaign.
An enthusiastic meeting was held this
evening, at the office of W. S. Taylor, to
formulate a call for a meeting of citizens
to elect two members from this county to
act with those from San Diego, San Ber
nardino and Los Angeles counies, to de
vise ways and means for establishing a
permanent exhibit at Chicago, Illinois.
Mayer's Remains Hurled.
San Jose, Cal., March 29.—The re
mains of R. O. Mayer, of the Interna
tional Bureau for Private Transactions,
who committed suicide at San Pablo
recently, arrived here this morning.
The remains were positively identified
by many who knew Mayer intimately,
among them being Dr. Gasson, his den
tist, who recognized his false teeth by a
peculiar plate he made for Mayer. The
remains were buried this afternoon.
Washington, March 29.—The Ameri
can delegates to the Pan-American Con
ference gave an elaborate banquet to the
foreign delegates tonight at the Arling
ton hotel. The Cabinet, Judiciary and
Congressmen were also present.
The Board of Survey has been ordered
to examine the Iroquois at once, ,and de
termine the necessary repairs.
The Storm Reaches Canada,
Toronto, Ont., March 29.—The storm
which created such havoc in the United
States reached Ontario Friday and sub
sided yesterday. High gales prevailed
and snow and hail fell. There are bad
drifts everywhere, and travel is much
obstructed. Several schooners are re
ported considerably damaged by the
storm, and there are one or two total
Till Monday to Decide.
San Jose, March 29. —The Iron Mold
ers' Union discovered that Caton's
foundry here was making castings for
Byron Jackson, of San Francisco, whose
shop is under the ban of the union. The
union gave Caton the option of quitting
work for Jackson or having his men
strike. Caton has until Monday to de
Washington, March 29.—A full meet
ing of the executive committee of the
National Association of Democratic Clubs
was held today. Representative Wilson,
of West_Virginia, was elected chairman
of the executive committee, and Law
rence Gardner, of Washington, secretary
of the National Association.
An Actor Shot At.
Minneapolis, March 20.— Joseph Ha
worth, the well known actor, while play
ing Paul Kam ar, was shot at by a wo
man as he was entering the theater this
evening, but not hit. He says the wo
man has been following him for several
weeks, pestering him with attentions.
He will not prosecute.
, Mexican Assassins.
City op Mexico, March 29.—An at
tempt was made near Silas today to kill
the son of the late General Corona, who
was himself some time ago the victim of
an assassin. The intended victim es
caped, but a lady was bit and killed.
THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.
Recommendations to be Acted Upon by
The finance committee of the Council
will recommend tomorrow that $7.59 be
returned to I. S. Jacoby on account of a
doubled tax ; that $11.55 be returned to
Wilbelinina Beyer for the same reason;
that $0.75 be returned to H. Erling and
$22 be returned to J. F. Brossart, 23.20
to Max Morris and $12.50 to Mrs. Merced
The committee will also report that it
finds that R. W. Poindexter is engaged
in the real estate business and also in
the business of loaning money as a
broker. It is therefore recommended
that he pay two licenses, one for each
The committee also recommends that
the sidewalk obstruction ordinance be
amended so as to allow stores to display
their goods eighteen inches over the
Also recommended that the Street
Superintendent be authorized to pur
chase 500 loads of Arroyo Seco cobble
stones at not more than 20 cents per load.
Famous Old Men of 1800.
80. George Bancroft, historian ; Mar
shal Yon Moltke.
88. Cardinal Newman.
87. Louis Kossuth.
86. Neal Dow.
85. Professor Sir Richard Owen.
84. Ferdinand de Lesseps, David Dud
82. John G. Whittier, General Joseph
81. Cardinal Manning, General Rob
ert C. Schenck, Marshal McMahon,
80. Gladstone, Tennyson, Oliver
Wendell Holmes, Hannibal Hamlin,
Cassius M. Clay, Hugh McCulloch.
7.. The Pope, Senator Morrill, Sena
tor Payne, P. T. Bamum.
78. Ex-President McCosh, of Prince
ton ; ex-President Porter, of Yale.
77. Octave Feuillet, Meissonier,George
Ticknor Curtis, Justice Bradley, of the
United States Supreme Court.
70. Ex-President Grevy, of France;
Jules Simon; Sir H.Bessemer, inventor;
John ('. Fremont, ex-Senator Thurman,
75. Admiral Porter, Verdi, C. W.
74. Bismarck, Earl Granville, Gen
eral Early, N. P. Banks.
73. Justice Miller and Justice Field
of the United States Supreme Court,
Senator Dawes, King William of the
72. King Christian of Denmark, Dr.
Brown-Sequard, Bishop Coxe.
71. General Beauregard, General But
ler, Senator Evarts, Cyrus W. Field,
General Rosecrans, James A. Fro tide,
Gounod, AValt Whitman, Senator Hamp
70. Prime Minister Crispi of Italy;
The list was compiled January Ist and
the age at last birthday is given.—[Ex-
It Should Have Been Shepard.
The President has added one more to
the list of muzzled newspapers by the
appointment of Mr. Charles Emory
Smith, editor of the Philadelphia Press,
to the Russian mission. It is true that
the Press had already all the character
istics of a muzzled journal, and in all
human probability would never have un
der any provocation criticised the ad
ministration. But this appointment not
only saves it even from all weak
ness and temptation, but rewards Mr.
Smith for past services. Daniel Web
ster would have condemned the appoint
ment in sonorous language, but we do
not. It is a good one for President Har
rison—far better than Mr. Thorndike
Rice's, which was probably paid for in
campaign cash. But—one can praise no
act of General Harrison's without the
use of a "but" or two—where does this
leave Elder Shepard of the Mail and Ex
press f He, too, has been a faithful edi
tor to the administration. He is a pow
erful writer and perhaps the fore
most publicist in Republican journal
ism. He is, too, deeply religious, and
an evangelist by nature and tempera
ment. Tlie Russians, including the
Czar, belong to the Greek church, and
the members of that denomination, we
learn from the Cumberland Presbyterian
Review, are "as destitute of a pure gos
pel as the heathen world itsclt." Now,
what a chance of bringing over to the
Presbyterian church at least the Czar
and his family and the aristocracy of St.
Petersburg. President Harrison has
missed by his failure to dispatch Elder
Shepard to that corrupt and vicious cap
ital.—[New York Evening Post.
A Tale With a Sting in It.
Recently a Kansas farmer "sold a
beef for two cents a pound to a butcher,
agreeing to take a quarter of it for his
own use. The butcher charged him
regular rates for the beef, and when they
settled the farmer owed him $2."
The Charleston News and Courier
thinks that we cannot afford to laugh
very loud at the Kansas man, because
his folly is our folly, and where he blun
ders once the Southern farmer and
Southern business man blunder a dozen
We sell our forests for the miserable
price of $1, $2 and $3 an acre, and pay $5
or $10 for a pine table or bedstead, and
pay the price of a half-dozen acres of
land for 1,000 feet of lumber. We let
our streams dash idly through their
channels and waste enough water power
to run the spindles and fly wheels of the
world ; and then buy cotton cloth from
Lowell and other manufacturing towns.
We sell our cotton instead of turning it
into cloth and yarn; and buy it back at a
fearfully increased price from Northern
and English manufacturers. We buy
corn, wheat, hay and mules from the
West, when we could raise them all in
The tale told by the Kansas man has
a sting in it. It is the business end of
the wasp.—[Atlanta Journal.
Stockton Sends a Protest.
Stockton, Cal., March 29.—The San
Joaquin county Board of Trade this
evening adopted and telegraphed Con
gressman McKenna resolutions depre
cating the reduction of the tariff on
sugar, as being detrimental to the beet
sugar industry in California.
Father Boyle Acquitted.
Raleigh, N. C, March 29.—The see
, ond trial of Father Boyle, the Catholic
i priest charged with rape, and who was
before convicted, ended tonight in his
I acquittal. Boyle was at once discharged.
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ROBBED IN GOTHAM
A Pittsburg Lady's Cruel
Despoiled of Her Beauty and
Roughly Handled by the Greedy
Left Wandering in the Street* Bleeding,
Torn and Bedraggled—General
Associated Press Dispatches.]
New York, March 29.—Mrs. Edward
Jordan, ot Pittsburg, came over from
Jersey City in a ferry-boat this evening,
having just arrived from Pittsburg. She
was richly dressed and had a profusion
of diamonds. She displayed a well-filled
purse, and engaged a cab to take her to
Fifth avenue and Forty-first street.
Late in the evening officers found her
wandering about Twenty-fourth street
near Seventh avenue,, her clothing torn
and face and hands bloody. She said
the cab drove up a dark street and the
driver and another man forced her t6>
give up her purse, tore the rings from
her fingers and earrings from her ears.
Her fingers and ears were badly mutil
ated. An officer saw her to the home of
friends. She is prostrated from excite
ment and rough handling. There is no
clue to the miscreants.
Railroad Meeting at Portland.
Portland, March 29.— T. F. Oakes,
president of the Northern Pacific rail
road ; Charles F. Crocker, second vice
president of the Southern Pacific Com
pany, and W. B. Holcomb, vice-presi
dent of the Union Pacific railway,
together with a number of other
officials of the companies, held
a conference today. It is stated
that the advisability of erecting a union
depot in this city was discussed mat
length, but nothing definite as to tne
result of the meeting could be learned.
It is understood the Union Pacific and
Northern Pacific officials had under
advisement the matter of a traffic agree
ment from Portland to Puget sound.
Another meeting will be held tomorrow.
Pacific Coast Astronomers.
San Francisco, March 29.—At a meet
ing of the Astronomical Society of the
Pacific Coast tonight, Prof. Holden sub
mitted a report of the work done at the
Mount Hamilton observatory. He said
there were not accommodations enough
at. the observatory for the scientists sta
tioned there, and complained that dur
ing the winter they were put to extrem
ities to keep warm. The treasurer
reported the receipts for the year, $2,147';
expenditures, $1,026. The annual elec
tion of directors was held, and E. S.
Holden was re-elected president.
Will Become a taw. \
Chicago, March 29. —A special
Washington says a canvass made by the
advocates of free silver coinage indicates
that the Windom bill, with its objec
tionable features eliminated,will become
a law within three months. As amended
it will mean the unlimited free coinage
of American silver.
Prohibitionist)) Elect Delegates.
Stockton, March 29.—The Prohibi
tionists met this afternoon and elected
three delegates to the convention which
meets in San Francisco on the 9th.
Presiding Elder Bentley, of the Metho
dist church recommended Henry French
of San Jose, as a candidate for Governor.
The City of Paris in Tow.
London, March 29.—1t is reported
that the Aldergate and City of Chester
are towing the City of Paris", The wind
is favorable and there is a moderate sea.
At 4 a. ni. the City of Paris had not
arrived in Queenstown.
Marshfield, Mo., Burning.
Lebanon, Mo., March 29.—1t is re
ported that the town of Marshfield is on
fire, and the place already nearly de- "
stroyed. The telegraph is interrupted.
Later. —The tire was insignificant.
The first report was erroneous.
The M. E. South Conference.
Sacramento, March 29. —At the confer
ence of the M. E. church, South, today,
Oakland was selected as the next meet
ing place. Rev. C. E. W. Smith preached
this evening. The conference will close
A Negro Rape Fiend Hanged.
Stanton, Ala., March 29. —Frank Grif
fin, a negro, raped two little white girls,
one aged 9 and the other 4. He was
caught and hanged to a tree. The
smallest girl will die from her injuries. •
Snow in the Sierras.
Sacramento, March 29. —There was a
snowfall of six inches at the summit '
during the twenty-four hours ending at,
7 o'clock this morning, but there is no
danger of a blockade. •
Large Elevator' Burned.
.St. Louis, March 29. —The elevator of' :
the John W. Kaufman Milling Company
burned this morning. Loss, $28u>000.
The fire was caused by an electric light
Postponed on Account of Kain.
San Francisco, March 29.—Rain and ..
the sloppy condition of the grounds pre
vented the playing of the game between i
the San Franciscos and Oaklands today. .
Shoe Makers Strike.
London, March 29.—Ten thousand
shoe makers in this city have struck.
The object- of the strike is to do away
with the "sweating" system.
Johnson Wants a Kehearing.
San Francisco, March 29. —Attorney-
General Johnson today filed a petition
for a rehearing in the Supreme Court in
the railroad tax cases.
Fresno, March 29.—One mile—Jack
Brady won in 1:45% ; Adelaide second.
Five-eighths of a mile—Won by Cap
tain Al, in 1:C (Sf; Judge Terry ascend.