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X-ulaetsPortioa of th City Wrecked
aavd tk Storee Cloeed-Fears of
rood Fulai. .
The Lilt of the Killed
Into the Hundred!.
Several More Buildings Fall
The Parki and Open Spaoei the Camping
Ground of Thousand, of Dia-
Muajtd People,- .,. H
-'2rLi ' v 4. v.
Breaks Out and Twenty Bouses
Bnrned The Utmi Done at1 Ilea-
fort, 8. C, Atlanta and SaTanab,
sja., and Other Maees.
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VUMs rABTlCUT.ABS. ''
Chaklebton, Sept 2. Shortly after ten
o'clock Tuesday night an earthquake, of
aueh violence as hag never before been ex
perienced In tbla city, occurred. The whole
city was shaken violently, causing a heavy
loss of life, and doing Immense damage to
'property. The,v city' It one mass of
wreck. . The streets are completely
blockaded with the debris of ruined
houses, telegraph poles, .trees,, wires, etc.
Tehlcles can not be driven thiough the
streets, while pedestrlantsm Is both danger
ous ahd difficult. The people have been In
the streets since the occurrence of the first
shock,. wringing .their-hands and, crying
aloud to God; to save 'them. , Whole fami
lies passed the night 'huddled 'together In
open space, some of them continuously , Im
ploring divine aid. '
Opinions differ as to the number of shoeka
which occurred.) Some i assert that there
were only two,, while others are positive
that there were threes A great many Insist
that thereswere even v more. However 'this
may be, the first was the most severe and
did the most damage. There are many
buildings wrecked, but ltls Impossible to
ascertain, In the present state of, affairs,
how many. ' ''I
A few of the names of those who have
-either lost their lives or received fatal In
jures through the destruction of their
dwellings have been ascertained and among
them are the, 'following: " M. J.t Lynch, Dr.
It Alexander-Hammond and'AlnsleV Kobe
eon, all white. A majority of the victims
ar mlnrad nnn1p. It fa tmnnaalhla in o-lvn
an ertlmate of tWioss to property at pres
ent, out it is peitovea it win reaetj rar, up in
the millions. The city Is 'completely iso
lated and at present there is no means of
-either entering or leavimr !t
The principal business portion of -the city
was destroyed and hundreds "are 'rendered'
homeless. The main station .lieuse, the
City Hall, Hibernian hall and many - other
public buildings, Including the Never Dying
St. Michael's Church were Irreparably dam
aged. Broad street presented a spectacle of
the utmost horror. Event women, armed
with hatchets, worked valiantly to rescue
Imprisoned unfortunates. Meeting . street,
from Broad to Hagle, is a wreck, and lined
with homeless people. r
To add to the horror of the ''night, many
fires broke out and were Ineffectually
fought by the) Ore department, ) The night
was made hideous with the, howl, of the
dying, groans of the wounded and prayers
of the uninjured. It is Impossible yet to
state the loss of life or damage to property. ,
Up to ten o'clock in the morning' ten distinct
earthquake shocks were felt here.
At 8:30 Wednesday morning another wave
swept over the, city, coming, as the others
did, from the southeast; I (By that time ,the
people who bad been oni In the'publlc parks
and open places all night, had veutured Into
their houses to get 'clothing and. something
to eat The approach of the quake was
heralded by the usual rumbling sound, re
sembling distant thunder. Then it gradually
approached, the earth quivered and heaved,
and In three seconds It had passed.- The
sound dying out in the distance. It was not
destructive, all the destruction having been
done at 0:55 Tuesday.nlght.
The city Is a cbmplWruln. St Michael's
church and St Phillip's, two of the most
historical Institutions In the city, are lu
ruins, as are also the Hibernian r hall, the
police stations and many other pnblle build
ings. Fully two-thirds of the j residences ,lrv
the city are' lnhabltably wrecked, either
totally or partially,. It Is Impossible, at this
time to give a correct estimate of itlve casu
alties. It Is) expected that .between fifty
and one hundred persons have been killed,
and several hundred wounded. .,.,,.
AtTybeeftlandyatUhe mouth Jorl the
Savannah river, the leases', in flivllight
houses were destroyed. The people on the
island telephoned to the city that they were
In a stale of terror, (j There can be I no com-'
munlcatlon with the main land for some
time and all the Inhabitants are assembled
In the high land. The highland was swept
by a tidal wave In August, 1881, and the
people fear a similar disaster now.
At the time of the first shock fire burst
out In five different places in the city. About
twenty houses were destroyed by fire. All
the stores are closed and a scarcity of pro
visions Is feared, not from the want of pro
visions, but baosiisfi no one can be got to the
stores to sell tlieaa. OThd people are all V en
camped on the open plains, fearing to remain
Intheclty. .1 jpjj ft 6 j u ,
CoLVHBvai S. C, JBept 9.. At :50 Tues
day ulgut the citytwas visited by a.. terrible
earthquake. " The' first shocks were fearful.
Buildings swayed and the earth rose and fell
like the waves of the ocean. People rushed
madly from houses Into the streets, some
sprang from windows and were- Injured.
Many of tbaaostMbstantialbnlMlngs,rM
shaken to! their UeimdeUoneJ Thevwatls
cracked and sprung. Five minutes after the
first shock a second came. In ten minutes
a third. Other shocks followed, until 1:05
a. m., when the eighth shock was felt
At four o'clock' Tuesday 'rooming the
ninth shock came and at 0:30 and lu:20 a.
m. the city was again , made ,to tremble.
Very little sleep was had by any of the In
habitants of Columbia. The negroes
thought the Metal the world bad come and
they held ijjM I faeitlngt on the street
Mi-ntm. Ulillli It! i
Sumervine, twenty-two miles from Charles- J
ton, wss nearly destroyed by the earthquake.
The passenger train from Columbia to
Charleston was thrown from' the track near
Bummervllle and the engineer and fireman
Charleston, S. O., Sept ,2, Two
slight earthquake shocks were felt during
the day yesterday. They were 'but slight
quakes and neither of them did 'any further
destruction. Not even during General Gil
more' s bojvbMdtuepi of ttieioWy -bis (there
ever beenS iiMoWsUu:tf af Mrs
here. Tsjeeifelk literacy jp ruins ft4) the
people are living In the open squares and
public parks. There Is a great rush to the
railroad depot to get away, but owing
to the damage to railroads no trains
have been able to be dispatched
from the city. Telegraphic com
munication Is also cut off save one wire of
the Southern TeletrraDh Company, which Is
crowded with anxious private messages. It
itn anxious private messages. u
i in the city UVopwrsaVe the drug
tlnn that pjvil
of business lift
stores, which are busy preparing proserin-
lions for the wounded.
It Is Impossible at this time to giro any
correct estimate of the killed and wounded.
a bodies are constantly being disinterred
from the debris of wrecked houses. One
undertaker who was Interviewed stated that
he had furnished eight coffins up to noon
yesterday. Many of the dead of the poorer
classes of colored people lie unburled,
awaiting burial by the county. There Is not
a half doten tents In the city, and women
and children are experiencing great priva
tions in r consequence, and as .night ap
proached most nf the heads of families were
trying to construct tents out of bed-sheets
spare awnings arid any other material that
comes to their hands.
The alarm and apprehension among the
citizens continue unabated. The Impression
spread among' the people, from some un
known cause, that the shock of Tttesday
night was likely to be repeated J last night
and this added to-the prevailing tnxlety.
The streets last night presented a sad picture
of -desolation and ruin. The parks and open
places were camping grounds of thousands
of poorly-clad and discouraged people.
There,was a general desire among the more
.well-td-dd classes to get away from the city
and as soon as communication It established
there will be an exodus. This will be the
case Independently of the present feeling of
panic, for even after this passes away there
will be.many families who will remove tem
porarily while thtfrestoratlonjof the'eltyiis
being 'carried1 onr-There are-also- many
visitors who see no charms In the place now
and will hasten to their, homes North and
South. ' " '
A well-known citizen thus describes his
experience during the.ahock Tuesday night:
."We all made a rush for the street but
when we saw buildings swaying and wails
toppling Into the streets In every direction,
a feeling of despair seemed to seize upon
everybody. I, for one, realized the useless
ness of attempting to escape and I saw
others stop and stand still as If giving them
selves up to whatever fate had In store for
them. The sickening sensation caused by
the movement of the earth was hardly more
appalling than the terrible noise which ac
companied the shock. This was not very
loud but was like a low and threatening
growl under the earth. The piercing cries
of frightened women nd children and the
frenzied shouts of men calling to one an
other andattemptlng to organize some
means of rescued formed a singular contrast
to this subterranean thunder.
"People stood despairing for a moment
and then, a tumultous 'rush was made for
open spaces. I ran a fast as anybody, yet
I recall vividly the' horror pictured on the
facet t of those near me. The thing has
mado an Indelible Impression on my mind,
and even now, I look for that ominous roar.
The weeping of women and the hoarse cries
of.themenaa. they ran hither and, ttlther
sjaoatitqo wrecks, of walls ,anA,teietraph
wires can never be adequately described."
s -The largest ,crowd of -fugitives oollected
In Marlon 'Square In the center of the elty.j
Three shocks followed one another at short
Intervals, and hardly had the panic caused
by one partially abated when another tremor
of the earth renewed the alarm. , So fright
ened were the waiting crowd that they
hardly perceived that each shock was some
what lighter thap, Its predecessor. f It, was
only, late In the Interning that the prayerful
'and despairing throng, finding the earth
once more solid -fortnany hours, 'gathered
courage enough to again seek the neighbor
hood of their shattered homes. . ., , ,
The principle danger seems to be that the
food supply may give out Already1 there
is great scarcity or rood ana none can be ob
tained from outside the city, as all railroad
communication Is abut oft It Is stated by
the railroad managers that there Is not a
single road out of here In running condition.
a iie convulsions oi ineeann are sain to nave
wrecked the tracks so completely that there
Is not a stretch of rail fortv rods lone In
any location for miles around that is not
twisted, out of shape so as to make it impos
sible to run an engine over It
'Many people slept last night on board the
steamers and sailing vessels In the harbor,
bat only a Btnall proportion of the homeless
can thus be accommodated. The rest will
have to spend another night under the stars,
dreading another earthquake. Complaints
of hunger and the dread of starvation' are
heard on all sides as an addition to the hor
rors of the stiuatlon.
At a quarter past five o'clock last even
ing, when thousands of the people of
Charleston were out in the open squares
and vacant places of the city, lingering and
resigned to another 'night of anxiety, fear
and terror, the premonitory symptoms qf
an earthquake were heard and felt In n
slight vibratory wave and shock that passed
along over the city. No additional damage
or wreckage of buildings followed, but
men, women and children, out In the open
spaces, were for' a while greatly agitated,
fortunately the weather, has been pleasant
and the privations and hardships, attending
outdoor exposures not severe. However,
the Situation Is becoming desperate, with a
whole city camped out in a terrible state of
fear. The negroes have taken possession of
all thn parks and vacant lots and are hold-'
ing excited payer-meetings. '
It may now be stated that all the damage
to property and all loss of life was caused
by the first shock at 0:55 Tuesday night
and yet, owing to the repeated shocks and
lack, of systematic effort to unearth casu
alltleslt is impossible to give details.
Many Qf the dead, It Is believed, are yet
burled In the debris, and no regular relief
parties have been organized to recover, (heir
bodies. Unfortunately the Mayor of the
city Is now In Europe and his place is In
differently filled. The Chief of Police, too,
It seems, Is unable to meet the emergencies.
11:45 p. m. Repeated shocks of earth
quake bf a mild character are passing to the
west of the city. A rumbling noise can be
beard distinctly,! but no disturbances are felt
here. The whole population Is awake and
the colored fofks are engaged In religious
exercise. Among the white people It Is gen
erally thought that the crisis Is over. It will
be understood how Impossible It is to furnish
figures relating to loss of life when tt Is
knows that all the streets a:o blockaded and
travel .through the debris Is Impossible ex
cept with great difficulty and apparent peril.
' At tills moment another rather severe
shock, has Just passed over the olty, toppling
over a number of houses, .-
One of the fires last night was started at
Vandervoort and King streets soon after the
shock. Ten dwellings at least were con
sumed. Fortunately the weather was calm
and toll addition to the horror was In some
.respects averted. Another serious fire oo
curreu uu inn forner oi tieorge ana ou
Phillips streets. There was much difficulty
experienced by engines In reselling (he
scene, and the people, white and black,
formed a fire brigade and fought the flames
with buckets of water.
1 a. m. The latest obtainable estimate of
the casualties Is from thirty to forty killed
and ono hundred wounded. At this hour
ail Is comparatively quiet :
"AuoirsTA, Ga., Sept 2. The shock at
five 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon caused
great 'consternation here. One lady was
frightened Into convulsions and died from
the effects. Everybody stayed ou of doors
ib ," ab iiuuijr aa tam yu du ytau wave
town at the first opportunity..
CoiVMniA, S. C; Sept a. The shocks
Tlenjoccurred about midnight last night
mmv aaraenu uiniujuym ueorg.aaa pomp.
Atlanta. Ga.. Sect a. There were two
additional shocks after the first one at nine
o'clock Tuesday' night One occurred at
midnight and the other at four o'clock
Wednesday morning. Neither was so plainly
Mtaehe first one, but they served to make
eWiliedv in town sleenlesa. and whan the
ilkyJaKe i people gathered to relate their
experiences. The, meager but startling news
from Charleston,, was received early In the
morning and canoed much apprehension.
The papers published extras at frequent In
ter.ils. At tve o'clock' there was another
slight shock an the fear which had some
what abated were again aroused, but no
damage was done. There was a general In
spection of houses here yesterday and sey
enlere pronounced unsafe, list night a
ev.lttee of eltltena left for Charleston to
reader whatever aid they eooM to the an
fortunate there. Dispatches from H over
Gaarala state that the ahaeka fait kam warn
noticed throughout the State, but no serious'
oacaage is reported.
BxAvroHT, a 0. Sept, 2, The earth'
quake shack was felt here at 0:50 and was
very severe. In fact there were several
shocks at Intervals of about five minutes.
In all there were fifteen, most of them, ex
cept the first, being slight iThe first shock
knocked chlmry,topdoWn, shook pictures
stopped clock and idfovepeofle In (right
from thelrl house. The shocks which fol
lowed kept the people in a terrible state of
alarm. At about 4:30 Wednesday morning
there was another quite severe shock. Peo
ple did not return to their houses after the
first tremor, but spent the night In the fields
end streets. The negroes1 were nearly crazed
and the whites were badly enough fright
ened. There has been great exoltement and
apprehension all day.
tyAVAMrAn, Ga., Sept 3. The earth
quake shocks here, commencing about 0:30
o'clock Tuesday night .lasted several min
utes. Several slight shocks were felt later
In the night When the quaking first be
gan men, women and children rushed Into
the streets, where many remained until day
light vTlie negroes were terror stricken.
Tlief Bryan street church (colored) was
badly cracked, and the plastering' fulling
upon the congregation, assembled within
caused a terrible scene 6f confusion. Many J
negroes tnougnt the day ot judgment had
come.- (In another church where there Was
a religious gathering, a panic and stampede
followed the first shock, and several persons
were trampled and severely Injured. Very
little damage other than the cracking walls
snd the falling of plaster Is reported in this
cltvr and no lives were lost i
Nearly every building in the city was
more or, less damaged and nine-tenths ot
the people are sleeping out of door.
Washikotov, Sept 2. Major Powell,
Director ot the United States Geological
Survey, furnishes tho Information that ob
servations at Washington showed the direc
tion of , the shocks of earthquake Tuesday
night to be a very little north of least and
the vibrations from IIS to.-, 120 per minute.
This earthquake.' like earthquakes, In gen
eral, Is attributed to Internal disturbance re-,
suiting In a contraction of the earth's crust
The occurrence of earthquakes In the east
ern portion of the United States Is attributed
to geologic facts, which are being carefully
studied, and which Indicates that in Georgia
and the Carolines, Virginia and northward
there is a seaward tilting of the surface, un
questionably connected with subterranean
movements. It may be questioned whether
there has ever been a general movement on
any part of the earth's surface much more
energetto or rapid than that now taking
place along the Atlantic slope, and the com
parative Immunity from serious earthquakes
is due store to the less profound depth of
this great displacement and the absence of
volcanic vents than to the absence of great
Xha Cnmmlmtonera nf Maw York Taking
a Hold Stand and tlie Pauper Klamant
Will ba San Hack.
New York, Sept 2. "Three hundred
Mormons) arrived on the Wyoming," was
itbi message from Castle Garden that woke
up Emigration Commissioners Starr and
Stephenson Tuesday morning. These anti
Mormon citizens made up their minds to
make things hot for the 300 Mormons, andl
tney imswnea to uisue uaraen. w non me
Wyoming's passengers were landed all the
gates, were closed and no one was permitted
to "go 'out or enter the rotunda. At the
registration desks the commissioners asked
each mnnjoriwoman Individually where he
or she was going. ' Five modest-Iooklng'tEii-gllsh
girls were nearly thrown Into hys
terics' when told the kind of a life they
would lead In Utah. Over 100 of the cm!
giants were detained and will be sent back
as paupers unless a bond for $500 is given
In each case as security that they will not
become dependent upon the city or county:
Commissioner Starr said: "We have been
criticised! in regard to admitting Polyga
mists here. We hae determined to take a
step that no other commission ever dreamed
or. I mean not recognizing church immi
gration by wholesale only, but Individual
Immigration. I guess we won't have many
Mormons landed at Castle Garden again In
ahuriy. We have the law on our side this
i aa tj an i -
THE COASTING TRADE.
A Circular, Which If nfrod, Will Tat
a Stop ,to Amerloun VsiIa Carrying
Cano Btwn Canadian Porta.
MoNTREAT,,Sept. 2. A circular has been
received from Ottawa by the customs au
thorities at this port in referenco to the
coasting trade between the United States
and Canada, and which, It enforced, will
put a stop to American vessels not 'properly
registered, carrying cargoes between Cana
dian, ports. Tills circular Is to the effect
that owing to the numerous seizures recently
made by, officers of,, the special agents
branch, it Is believed that great laxity exists
on the part ot collectors and other offlceis
In connection with th? traffic carried on by
small boats.between Canadian and .foreign,
ports. Greater vigilance In', enforcing the
jaws Is Insisted on, and special attention Is
called to the fact that It Is unlawful to Im
port goods from any port out of Canada lu
any vessel not duly registered and with a
certificate, of registry on board. Only British
vessels, or,those belonging to foreign powers
who are in treaty with Great Britain, the
circular further states, can compete In the
coasting trade ot Canada, and in future
vessels from the United States there' being
no treaty now with that country must not
be allowed to go from one Canadian port to
another tor cargoes.
Sharp Exploalona In Lawrence County,
Ind., and a Great Hole In the Ground.
i MooNfpTj, Sf pt 2. Persons Just In from
the northeastern corner ot I .awrence County,
tell Interesting stories ot volcanic Indies-'
tlons In the'earth near there, very similar to
what occurred some time ago at Bald Mount
ain, N, C. Rumblings In the earth are
beard, and occasionally sharp 'explosions oc
cur, On the farm of Christian Linkenbacb,
Sunday morning, one of the most severe ot
these explosions occurred, not over fifty
yards from the bouse. The noise was like
the explosion ot a steam boiler, and the
earth was torn up for yards around. A
cloud ot dust and smoke ascended sixty feet
high. In It were pieces of mineral, stumps
of trees, root and rocks. The earth for
yards around was covered with the debris.
Among the debris were fragments of ore,
which are almost solid Iron., The country
Is very tough and broken and well filled
Lady School Plreotor sxieoted.
'I " ' t'n j
Tabrytown, N. Y., Sept 2.--The ladles
here, led by Mrs. StudeveU. swept the
school election, defeating -the set of men
yrbo hav long controlled school affairs, and
driving the latter'a ticket from the field.
Only eight votes were cast against the
ladles' tlpket The vote polled was larger
than usual. Carriage were furnished which
brought flderly or Infirmjadles to vote. The
trustees eleoted are Mrs. H. R. Wilkinson.
.wife ot Prof. Wilkinson, and .Mrs. Julia C.
urant, wfie or . a. urant, a New York
lawyer. " .
Kaow.Notbin Ledge Still la Kzlstaaee
QincAoo, Sept' 1. It be Just been dis
covered that there "are, In Englewood, three,
Know-Nothlog lodge of the principle! of
year ago. In Englewood proper there are
two lodge, and one, In, Normal Park, the
i total imembersblp being about 800.' The
residents sad politicians 'living In the
vicinity are disturbed and Ueeoeed over the
matter, anyone noted politician hat offered
loo tor the names ot the members of the
A Powder Maaazlne at Ghloa.ro
Stmok by Llghtnlntf.
On Hundred Thousand Peanda of Pow
der and Dynamite Kxplode Two Per
sons Billed, and Many Injured
Herlous KStoct of the Shock.
Chiuoo, Aug. 30. During aterrlflcratn
storm nbout D.DCI o'clock yesterday morn
ing, lightning struck Lafltn & Rand's
powder mngatlne, on the Archer road, ono
and a quartermlles beyond Brighton Park,
and nearly eight miles trom the center
ot the rlty. Ono hundred thousand
pounds ot black ponder, dynamite and
giant powder were stored in the building
pierced by the blade. A terrific explosion
followed, tho shock being felt through
out a radius of ten miles Hltuated In close
proximity to the Lnflin & Rand magntlnes
were the powder houses of the Austin, Amer
ican, Oriental, Fnrevth, Hatard, Ameri
can Und A'tna Companies. All ol thene
buildings were stored with high explosives
and black powder.
Laflin A Rand' mngas)ne was the only
one struck by lightning; but the oth
ers are partially demol
ished, the roofa and aides
of the buildings being
crushed In. Thedumage
will not be less than
mil ea line contained
jsr.70.000 pounds of pow
AMEnicANPowncB.potlndai th'0 .fitna 50,
p ihodse. (,00 pounds, the Orient
al 100,000 pounds, tho Forajth 50,000
pounds,, and the Austin 60.000 pounds.
uThe greatest wonder of all, considering
the condition of tho other magazines
which contain dynamite, is that no other
explosions followed. The Oriental, Haz
ard, Dupont and American magazino
buildings are all smashed in, but
the black powder, giant powder,
djnamita and nitroglycerine stored
in them is intact. The Dupont, the
largest ot them all, was the worst dam
aged. The front and one side of the build
ing and the roof are mtsslnir.
The list ot the dead, dying and Injured Is
Dead Carrie Earnsworth, aged four
teen; Joan Kann, aged thirty-five.
Fatally Isjlrkd John Gugl, Mrs. John
Gugl, Miss Eliza Devlne and James Shan
non. BKnioisLYlNJCitFD William Kelly, Dau
iel Kelly, John Maddon, Philip Bowler,
John Loruen, Mr. and Mrs. John Jung, Pe
ter Ham and Mrs. Kennedy.
.acn nour since tne explosion bas re
vealed new damage and fresh injuries.
The victims ate numerous. Perhaps fifty
persons -were more or less cut or hurt.
The deaths may not exceed three or four,
but several others are at present in a dan
now be snens ix rear oi tiliinm'b.
The instant the stream ot fire burstfrom
the tloud and blazed its uuy through the
roof of the magazine the earth for miles
around seemed to rod; as though riding
on u crest of a succession of mighty bil
lows. The air was filled with flying mis
ailes, buildings swayed on their founda
tions, and .trecB shivered like a mansliaking
with ague. A few moments Inter a halt
doreu flro engines diwhcd up tho de
serted streets and hurried on through the
blliidlui; rain to tho spot where the masra
zino had stood. Nothinir remained to
mark tho spot where the inupizlno
had stood except a hole about thirty
feet deep, sixty feet wide, and nbout one
hundred feet long. Some yards anay to
tho west nas tho residence ot .rohntiugl,
the tlriter ol tho Oriental powder
wagon. Ho was out ol doors at
tending to his work wjien tho ex
plosion occurred. Ho and his wife nere
fatally injured. Carrio Earnsworth, aged
fourteen jenrs, their servant trirl, was
standing in tho kitchen door and was
blown into tho ditch. When picked up tho
entrails protruded from her lclt sido and
her left urmvtns hanging from thoshouldcr
merely bj tliei nteguinent. Her curly nu
biirn hair was dabbled in blond, but her
fieacctul countennnco gao evidenca that
icr death wus'painleHS. The Gul houso
was flattened out uponthe ground, a muss
of kindling wood. Across tlio street wns
the residence ot Mrs. Eliza Dovlne, which
was demolished in the same way. Mrs.
DeUnehad her leg broken and her body
tore .and bruised She can not survhe.
Sha'wns dragged out from under the heap
ol splinters and left on the grass until the
patrol-wagon arrived to take her to the
hospital. r .
, John Kann, a fnrmer from Black Onk, a
little hamlet near Summit, was directlv
opposite the powder
magazine of Lallin &
Rand when tho light
ning struck it. How us
the wngon reduced to
mlintAi.. (nn nf tlm
luiraiHi Hni LIMai! mif. -Vl tr
right, bull its head be- v '"ow Ul n'
mg blown off, and tho house.
other so seriously injured that it will die.
When picked up Kann showed little sign ot
life. His body vns torn by brick, mortar
and glass, and the shock had made him
unconscious. He wns taken to the county
hospital, where he died on Monday.
Mr. Knnn wns hurled through the air
for a distance of over a hundred feet, his
manglea body being found a hall hour later.
The base of the unfortunate man's skull
was blown off and the brains wero oozing
out upon the muddy field. Pieces ot wood
and iron had penetrated his back and
caused horrible gashes all over his body,
from which the blood was flowing, gather
ing in pools. All nl the clothes ol the
man, except those covering the lower ex
tremities, were as if cut off from his back,
only a few shreds banging loosely around
the lacerated form.
Philip Bowler and Peter Harnm took ref
uge from the storm in some empty iGrund
, Trunk freight cars and were struck by fly-
In. nlnil.. ..f atnnA llniat.. d .....lit. ..v...
was broken. 'Ho was taken to his home,
017 South Habited str-ot. Hammis In the
county hospital with a severe wound In
, Justlre Tierney's capacious residence.
about 000 leet southwest ot the scene ol
TIHIIKET'8 HOVSB AFThU HIE EXPLOSION.
the explosion, was a complete wreck, The
heavy piece ot rock crashed through the
root, 'carrying the whole upper story with
them to the floor below. The rear wall
"ssi Mown out entirely. There were
eight persons in the bouse at the time,
two ol them in the upper itory. All ot
them escaped as it by a miracle. A little
girl ot Justice Tiornoy received a tew
slight scratches In the lace.
Two young men, whose names are not
known, were in, a wagon not fur from
farmer Kann. &x others, lour ;ld and
St- v tiez5
two men, la the same wagon, were badly
shocked and slightly bruised. One ol th
two former had his kneo crushed by a fir
ing atone or brick and the other a badly
lacerated and Iractured arm.
About a thousand feet southwest ol the
scene of the explosion two Danish families
live in a small cottatre. Thev are John
Jung and his wife and the former's son,
also married. Two large pieces ol rock
came through the roof, shattering house
and furniture The old couple were buried
beneath the ruins and sustained serious in
juries on head anil arms. The younger
couple and their child escaped unhurt.
A dozen memners of a picnic party
bound to Mount Forest narrowly escaped
annihilation. They were passing the ill
fated mngazine when tho explosion oc
curred. Tho wngon wns about tour hun
dred feet away from the building when it
blew up. Stones from the foundation and
bricks from tho walls flew with deadly
force toward them. Good fortune favored
them, however, and but two occupants of
the wagon were injured.
The scene of the disaster was visited by
not less than 15,000 people yesterday
afternoon. Every telegraph and telephone
wire for miles around were blown from their
fuateiilngs, so that It was some time before
the news reached the city, but when it did
the people camo trooping out, and the nar
row sidewalks in that Quarter wero too
AFTER the explosion.
small to hold them. All that remained to
mark the site of the powder houso was a
great hole in the clay, in which not a ves
tige of either building or powder packages
remained. The iron of the latter has dis
appeared completely from tho face ol the
earth; the stones and brick in the building
and portions ot tho roof timbers were
scattered tar and wido over the
prairie. The tall weeds around were blown
flat away from tho hole and leaves and
twigs stripped from the silver maple trees
strewed the ground. A two acre patch of
potatoes near Gugl's bouse will nut need
digging this tall; the surface of the earth
was blown completely away, leaving the
potatoes exposed. Tho barn of the Orient
al Powder Compnny, which had also
caueht fire, smoldered and smoked and
the stench of burning horse flesh filled the
air. Iu tho flattoned-out hog pen two pigs
lay stretched out. Tho rest were nowhere
to be found. On the path to the door of
the Gugl house lay the house-dog, killed by
After the explosion lightning set flro to
some lm -stacks belonging to Gugl, which
were (lestroved. and killed his horso.
Houses nil over the city, ns tar north as
Jefferson and south to Knglewood, were
perceptibly rocked b the earth shivering
and shakmir under the forro ot the explo
sion, and tho damage done to window
glns-t all over the city Is something enor
mous, extending as It does from tho North
western Horse Nail Works nt Brighton,
which has scarcely n whole window pane
left in it, through McCormick's Reaper
Factor! and other immenso struct
ures in the southwestern part of
tho city, clear through the business por
tion of tho West side, tho down-town busi
ness district and away o-er into the North
division. People upon the streets were
blown from their feet or out ot -vehicles,
and those within doors were cut inerv
many cases by fragments of the bursting
glass. Peoplo attending services at a
number of churches were panic-stricken,
and many left their pews and rushed into
tho streets heedless of the blinding rain
storm. The explosion caused a panic in the
Holy Family Jesuit Church, where, mass
nas being said at tho time. It was thought
that lightning had struck tho church and
sot It on flro, and the firemen entered car
rjing n hoso in their hands, which in
creased the confusion. A wild scene fol
lowed. Men, women and boys mounted
the seats and dashed through the win
dows, and not a wholo window wns left in
that part of tho building. Many people
wero cut and bruised, but nobody sus
tained fatal inmries.
Large plate glass windows in many busi
ness houses in tho heart of tho city wero
shattered. The shock cut out the cas in
the Grand Pacific Hotel and caused a live
ly scene among tho guests. Many of them
rushed down-stairs minus shoes and stock
ings, whilo others clad in scant raiment
huddled iu the halls and corridors. No
serious injury was dono to the building.
Two windows in the Board of Trade build
ing were demolished. Damage is reported
us far north as K.anston.
Father Horgan, the pastor of the little
Catholic Cliurcl i nt Cicero, near Brighton
1'ark, had Just nulslied
celebrating early mass
and was arranging tho
ultar when tho explo
sion occurred. Nearly
idee was broken, and a
pane of splintered
trlass. uri-ed b soma
unseen lorce, was uriv- "-" "--
.- - .. II. v. iff, ,,",. ri t
en Into the priests ""-"
right leg. The wound was so serious and
painful that Father Horgan was compelled
tohaeitdretsed by a surgeon. An old lady
was the onlv other person In the church at
the time. She was uninjured. ,
There were many miraculous escapes
and thrilling incidents. John Kelly, with
out a murk or a scratch tho w orse for his
adventuie, is sure he traveled fifty feet
through the air. Ho was walking down
Archer road about aquarter of a mile from
the Laflin-Rand magazine when he heard a
terrible roar. The sidewalk raised up
with him, and then ho felt himself
sailing through tho air. Stones and
rocks whistled by him, and the
next thing ho knew was half an hour after
when he camo to his senses in a pile of hay.
He had been blown into a. haj stack fully
one hundred feet from where he stood.
Frank Minshaw, a fireman on the Chicago
& Grand Trunk railroad, was in the cab of
his engine three hundred yards away when
tho explosion occurred. He was blown
trom the cab across an adjoining railroad
truck, a distance ol about fifty feot, but
An Anarchist Attempts Balclde.
. New Voiik, Aug. 31. Anarchist John
Kir-nn, under arrest for being the moving
spirit in tho Kohout lucendiury murder in
East Sixty-fourth street, for which tho
Kohout brothers wero sent to Sing Sing
tor life, mado an attempt to cheat the
bantrinun yesterday by suiciding. It was
frustrated by an olllcer. The police claim
to have information to the ettett that the
band ol Anarchists in training under
llerr Most and his lieutenants have
for more than a year been firing tene
ment houses tor' private profit and loaded
their consciences with murder a doten
times over. The Anarchists, however, are
sworn to secresy, and innocent men will be
executed rather than disclose secret ot
their organization. In the case ol tbe
Kohout one ol the brothers was innocent
ot the crime char-red, while the other was
guilty, but tho innocent Anarchist dis
dained to appeal for mercy. It Is thought
thut Kilyan attempted suicide rather than
run the risk ol further disclosures.
'killed a Melon Tiller.
Di;s Moines, la., Aug. 31. Thomas
Councilman, a farmer, residing near Perry,
has been annoyed by raids ot bos and
men upon his three-acre melon patch.
Lately he bung a circlo ol lanterns around
the patch and swore he would shoot the
first trespasser crossing the dead-line.
Saturday night six young men raided the
patch, and Couudlman came out with hi
jrun and shot and killed James Marsh,
Couuttbuan. was arrested.
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