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was a partner in crime of the man whom
Douglass killed. A brush tent occupied
by the men was found near the scene of
The bodies of tbe men were brought to
town and taken to an undertakers.
Robert Latta, who was stopped the same
day Policeman Gibson and Sladky were
robbed, near the same place and by the
same man, identifies the dead stranger as
the highwayman who stopped him. The
man did not wear a mask while commit
ting the robberies, and identification is
easy. He has been operating in this sec
tion for Rome time, begging food Iroin fam
ilies on the outskirts of town and asking to
have lunches put up before leaving, claim
ing that he was going on a long journey.
This extra food was probably for his part
ner, who kept out of 6igbt. M. L. Marsh,
a lumberman, says the man went to work
at his mill on May 25 and worsed fnur
days. He gave his name as C. Meyers.
Under Sheriff Pa6coe, who went out this
morning to se«rch for Sheriff Douglass,
had not returned at 11 o'clock to-night,
and grave fears are entertained that he
may have been ambushed and slain. A
large pos«e has been formed to search him.
Ifcis hardly probable that Pascoe would
have remained out so long if something
had not happened. He Is a son of the late
W. H. Pascoe, who was killed by Freder
icks three years ago, while Sheriff of this
Dr. Tricknell conducted a post-mortem
examination over the bodies of Sheriff
Douglass and the outlaw to-uight. He
said the men had been dead fifteen hours.
The rifle used by the robber was stolen
from Grant Dart of Rough and Ready,
eight miles from here. The dead robber
worked for two days at Marsh's sawmill
la this town, and also worked for two days
at Lord's livery stable in Grass Valley,
four miles from here. He was seen in
this dty last Friday evening. He drank
heavily. On Saturday a barber shaved
him. No one identified him then as the
The murderer of Sheriff Douglass had
robbed both bis victim and the dead out
law or all their valuables. The pockets of
their clothing had been turned inside out
and everything they contained removed.
David F. Douglass was about 40 years of
ajre, and his father for the past twenty-five
years has been the agent and confidential
messenger of Wells, Fargo & Co. at Nevada
City. The murdered man had been a
messenger in the employ of the express
company. He was Deputy Sheriff under
the late Sheriff Pascoe, who was killed
about three years ago, and upon the
latter's death Douglass was appointed
Sheriff by the Supervisors of Nevada
County. At the last election, although a
Democrat, the citizens of Nevada County,
mostly Republicans, thought so highly of
him that they elected him Sheriff again by
a large majority. Douglass was married
ani Lad several children.
Douglass was known as an utterly fear
less man. A short time ago when gam
blers and criminals of ail kinds were run
ning things with a high hand in Truckee
and Nevada City Douglass determined to
put a stop to it. He said he had taken
tbe oath of office to keep the peace of that
county and he proposed to do it, even if he
lost his life in the attempt. He went right
in among the gamblers of Truckee and by
arresting the ringleaders he showed he
was not afraid of the hard citizens who in
fested the town. It was not very long be
fore Truckee was lreed from all the crim
inal cla ses and everything was peaceful.
The same state of affairs existed in Ne
vada City after Douglass started in on his
Sheriff Douglass was a prominent Na
tive Son. His parents and six brothers
and two sisters are still living, and he is
survived by a widow and a young son,
who were in San Francisco when :he news
of the officer's death wa3 received.
DOUGLASS KNEW NO FEAR.
Ex- Sheriff O'Neill of Sacramento Tell* of j
Hi* friend* Brarery.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., July 27 "I have
been acquainted with Dave Douglass for
years," said ex-Sheriff Tom O'Neill of Sac
ramento County to a Call representative
to-night. "We were warm personal
friends. His death has been a severe
shock to me and yet it was by no means
unexpected, for I knew his fearlessness
but too well. We have traveled together,
paten and slept on the trace of criminals
we were pursuing, and although I have 1
always felt that Dave was a good man to I
have with you when danger was abroad, I
always believed tnftt his absolute disre
pard of danger would at any time over
come his real sense, for he was a man ab
solutely devoid of fear. During our
pursuit of Fredericks, shortly after the
Killing of Sheriff Pascoe, Dave and I spent
severel days together in the brush in Yuba
Count}-, and my admiration of the man
was increased a hundred fold. Dave was
a man who, as I before said, being abso
lutely devoid of fear, would always give
any criminal the long end of it."
"I suppose, now that Donglass is dead,
young Pascoe, the son of Sheriff Pascoe
whom Fredericks killed, will be made
Sheriff. He was a deputy under
To Identify the Ifead Outlaw.
Chief Crowley received a dispatch yes
terday from District Attorney P. T. Riiey,
asking him to send Policeman T. B. Gib
aon to see if he could identify the dead
highway man at Nevada City. Gibson left
by the overland train last evening.
Gibson and his friend, Charles Sladky,
were held up in Droad daylight by a high
wayman, who covered them with a W'.n
chester and robbed them, on July 16.
They were spending a brief vacation in
Nevada County. The highwayman did
not take the trouble to wear a mask, so
both Gibson and 81adky had a good took
RESIGN ATIONS REQUESTED.
Three Vseltss United States Consuls Are
WASHINGTON, D. C. July 17.— While
the State Department has not yet received
the resignations of three consuls that were
cabled for recently, there is no longer any
secret that Edward P. C. Hammond of
Budapest, Marshall P. Thatcher of Wind
sor, Ontario, and Henry C. Smith at San
tos, Brazil, will be promptly forthcoming.
The coincidence ' in , these resignations
being called for just at the present , time
is entirely accidental. They are located
outside the districts recently inspected
with a view to ; Improving the service.
The. requests for the resignations are due
to complaints coming from the respective
posts. None of them has rendered satis
factory service since his appointment.
Void Reseree Creeping Up.
WASHINGTON, D. C. July 27.-The
treasury gold reserve is gradually creeping
up, the official figures standing to-day at
$105,073,919. The day's withdrawals were
Landslide on the Baltimore and Ohio.
WEST NEWTON, Pa., July 27.-A land
slide 200 feet long and several feet deep is
just reported here on tbe Baltimore and
Ohio tracks at Osceola. The New York
express, which left Pittsburg at 9 o'clock,
is stranded somewhere west of here. Both
tracks are reported covered with trees and
rocks between here and Griffin station, two !
BRYAN IS NOT
Willing to Accept if Only
Given the Proper
OUT WITH A STATEMENT
But His Feelings Are Deftly
Concealed in Peculiar
TO ACT WITH DELIBERATION,
Meanwhile tbe Nebraska Candidate
Appeals to Friends to Withhold
LINCOLN". Nebb., July 27.— The result
of the conference last evening between
Senator Jones and Mr. Bryan has not yet
become apparent. From wbat Senator
' Jones said just before he left Lincoln it is
t inferred that no definite plan was ar
' ranged to bring about an understanding
j with reference to tbe Democratic and
I Populist National tickets. Wbat Mr.
Bryan thinks about the absolute refusal
of Mr. Watson to withdraw from the sec
ond place on the Populist 'ticket cannot be
ascertained. Mr. Bryan declined to-night
to discuss specifically that or any other
matter relating to the situation. His feel
ings with regard to the complicated situa
tion caused by Watson's nomination are
exercised generally, however, in the fol
lowing authoritative statement made pub
"Mr. Bryan received a number of tele
grams during the day containing sugges
tions in regard to the action of the Popu
list convention. He has replied to all
that he will act with deliberation and that
nothing will be done which can be justly
criticized by those who are interested in
bimetallism. He begs all friends of the
cause in all parties to refrain from harsh
criticism of those who, however much
they may differ, agree in desiring the im
mediate restoration of free coinage. He
feels sure that a solution of ail difficulties
will be found in due time and that the so
lution will be honorable to all parties, as
well as satisfactory."
It was understood that Senator Stewart
of Nevada would be in Lincoln to-day on
his way home from the Populist conven
tion, but he did not put in an appearance.
Congressman Newlands of Nevada, who,
according to tne dictionary, is the only
"Silverite" in the House, arrived to-night
and, after seeing Mr. Bryan, took a train
for Washington. Senator Pettigrew, who
followed the lead of Senator Teller in
bolting the Republican convention, is ex
pected in Lincoln to-morrow or next day.
Several delegates- to the Populist conven
tion are in Lincoln to-day and sailed on
Mr. Bryan. Governor Holcomb has re
turned from St. Louis. He brought a
unique present for Mr. and Mrs. Bryan
from tbe Kansas to the
Populist convention— two beautiful birds
of tbe species known as love birds. Mrs.
Bryan has named them Kansas and Ne
SOUND MONEY DEMOCRATS.
State Organization to Be Pushed by the
CHICAGO, 111., July 27.— The sound
money Democrats received many letters
and telegrams to-day from several States
assuring General Bragg and hie executive
committee that State organization would
be pushed and National committeemen
selected. News of an encouraging nature
was said to have been received from
Indiana, of which much has been ex
pected, but little has been received from
the party leaders.
The executive committee (received a
telegram from Kufus Bandy, chairman of
the Texas Sound Money League, stating
that Texas would name its National com
mitteeman Saturday next.
A telegram from Judge H. 8. Simms of
Huntington, W. Va., a leading Democrat,
assured the committee that the West
Virginia Democrats would organize Wed
. nesday and select their committeeman.
John G. Bullit, a prominent Philadelphia
lawyer, who has been leading the sound
money movement there since the conven
tion, and who was asked by the committee
to organize Pennsylvania, telegraphed his
consent to serve and stated that a National
committee member would be named in
Lynde Harrison of New Haven, Conn.,
wired a similar acceptance on behalf of
His State. He was a delegate at large to
the Chicago convention.
Euclid Martin, National cominitteeman
I for Nebraska, telegraphed that Bryan
would soon discover that his State was yet
to be conquered by the silver forces.
News from Baltimore showed a strong
development of sentiment there for an
other ticket, although the first sentiment
among the .party leaders had been in op
Samuel Kimble of Manhattan, Kans.,
informed the committee that arrange
ments were in progress for a State organi
zation and that a member of the National
Committee would be named to attend the
A. B. Kassell of Harriman,.Tenn., Bays:
"1 believe that an honest ticket will poll
a large number of votes, even in our own
county which is strongly silver. The
Democracy is evenly divided between free
silver and honest money with nearly all
the Republicans in favor At the latter."
LINCOLN, Nkbr., July 27.— United
States District Attorney Sawyer, w^o re
turned to-day from a visit with Secretary
Morton at Nebraska City, announced that
there is no longer any question but that
Nebraska sour.d money Democrats will
nominate a Btate ticket, whether a Na
tional convention is held or not. A meet
ing is called for Omaha some day this
week, when a call for a State convention
will be issued. Mr. Sawyer says the sen
timent among Nebraska sound money
Democrats is favorable to another Na
LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 27.-fivery
Congressional district in Kentucky and
nearly every county in the State will bo
represented at the meeting of the confer
ence of "honest"-money Democrats, to be
held to-morrow at noon in the California
Club rooms in tne Board of Trade. The
Louisvilie members of tne Honest-money
Democratic League art in receipt of tele
grams from all parts of the State announc
ing that representatives will be sent here
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, «*ULY 28, 1896.
UNCLE SAM: "Clear the way for the return of Republican prosperity."
and at the proper time regularly elected
delegates will be sent from all of the coun
ties to the honest-money State conference,
which will be arranged for to-morrow.
The principal business is to set a date for
a State convention to elect delegates to the
convention to be held at Chicago.
STAPLES IS ALL SIGHT.
Beaton* Why a Democrat Will Tote the
AUGUSTA, Me., July 27.— a letter to
Hon. A. J. Staples of this city, President
Hyde of Bowdoin College who is a Demo
crat, announces that he shall vote the Re
publican ticket. He gives his reasons as
"The maintenance of financial integ
rity, respect for judicial authority, the
promotion of civil service reform, the pres
ervation of the standard according to
which contracts have been made by which
savings are secured and in which labor is
to be paid, cannot be intrusted ' to a party
committed to the absurdities and mons
trosities of the platform adopted at
Year* Ago He Sa%e the Certain.- Destruc-
tion of Party Hope*.
JACKSON, Miss., July 27.— The follow
ing was given out to-night by Edgar 8.
Wilson, who was private secretary to Mr.
Lamar when be was Senator:
In May, 1892, several months before
Mr. Cleveland was nominated for Presi
dent at Chicago he wrote the late Judge
L. Q. C. Lamar a letter, the original of
which is now preserved in this city.
The letter was in reply to one from
Judge Lamar, written in pencil on a sick
bed from which he never arose. Wbat
was prophecy then is history now. Tbe
letter is dated at Lakeview, N. J., May 1,
1892, and after congratulating Mr. Lamar
on his reported improvement says:
"Forces are at work which certainly
mean the complete turning back of the
hamlßof the dial of Democracy and the
destruction of party hopes- Is it ordained
that lam to be tt.e instrument by which
Democratic principles can be saved,
whether party supremacy immediately
awaits us or not?
"If folly is to defeat us in any event
ought I to be called upon to place myself
under the falling timber? I sbail be obe
dient to the cause of my country and my
party. Whatever happens no one shall
say that I refused to serve in time of need
or abandoned those who have been instru
mental in calling me to the neld when is
waged the battle for Democratic princi
"If I am given my discharge I shall
thank God mo.it fervently. I can easily
be disposed of, either by the selection of a
candidate more available or by the adop
tion of a campaign policy on the financial
question, which I am not willing to fur
"In the first case I shall be a happy
helper; in tbe second, I shall sadly await
the announcement of party defeat, which
will be predetermined.
"Our Southern friends, if they persist,
will be left alone with their free-coinage
heresy. The danger is that another
Southern idea and a charge of heedless
ness for the public safetj- on the financial
question will do service in the place of the
memories of the Civil War.
"The question is often and justifiably
put, my friendly Southerners: 'Can
Cleveland carry New York?' The answer
is ready a* to Cleveland or any other man
if the Democracy is at all weak on the
"As one who loves his country and be
lieves that her interest is bound up in
Democratic supremacy I am most uncom
fortable and unhappy in the fear that the
South will not see until too late the dan
ger of their marring all.
"If I should read this I hardly should
■end it, but it goes laden with affection
and tbe most tender memories. Yours
affectionately, Gbovcr Clxvklahd."
REPUBLICANS ARE ACTIVE.
Leader* Preparing to Make a Most rig
orout Campaign. '. ,
CHICAGO, 111.. July IT.— The Ohio Re
publican campaign managers are ■ count
ing on the consent of Major McKinley to
assist in opening the battle in that State
at Columbus, August 12. National Com
mitteeman Charles L. . Kurtz, who is also
chairman of the State Committee, an
nounced such expectations when he called
to-day at Republican campaign head
quarters. ,He came to Chicago specially
to get some spectacular extras for the
campaign opening. He has no promise
from the Major yet, but considering it is
Ohio the manager believes ■an exception
will be made in its favor. v
"There : is a surprising demand • for cur
rent literature Irom Ohio," said Mr. Kurtz
to a United: Press reporter, "and I • have
asked the campaign committee to fill this
demand as soon as possible. ; The farmers
want literature on the ; questions of the
day and, within the last ten days there has
been a change of sentiment toward sound
money. The tariff is being 'discussed
more in the cities, among the discon
tented, and that is the question which
should be brought prominently; forwagi
in cities as the . campaign ■ talk. I have
asked; for tariff literature to be circulated
in the cities."
Congressmen Hopkins and Belknap and
] Senator Cullom came to headquarters
with reports from Illinois that sound
money was getting the upper hand in the
agricultural regions. While recognizing
the necessity of meeting the attacks of
I the silver foe, they urge that the speakers
sent from headquarters should not get
away from discussion of protection in re
lation to the farm, the mine and wages.
Committeeman Payne came from Mil
waukee and spent most of tbe day in his
room at headquarters, rie held a secret
conference with Committeeman Dawes
and ex-Governor Hubbard of Minnesota.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 27.—Undis
mayed by threatening weather, upwards
of 15,000 bicycle riders participated in the
great Centen niai to-day. All ages, classes
and sexes took part. The bicycles were
I brilliantly decorated.
Major McKinley, with a group of friends,
reviewed the parade from a large stand in
iront of the City Hall. The riders cheered
lustily as they went by, and the people on
the sidewalks near by helped them out.
When Major McKinley drove to and away
from the reviewing stand he was greeted
I with cheers.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 27.—Chair
man M. A. Hanna left for New York at 6
p. M. He disposed of an enormous amount
of business before his departure. D. S.
Ferns of New Orleans was one of Mr.
| Hanna's callers to-day. His prediction is
I that Louisiana will give a Repub.ican
j plurality of not less than 8000. Several
visitors from Tennessee brought encour
aging reports about that State, but added
j that among certain classes the silver senti
ment would aave to be vigorously corn
RAILROAD FOREMAN LINCHED.
Attempted an Assault on n Young Lady
Xear Upton, Mo.
BEDALIA, Mo.. July 26.— Mart Craw
ford, a widower 3S years of age, employed
as a section foreman on the Missouri Pa
cific, was lynched a few miles from Tip
ton, Moniteau County, to-day.
He was arrested at Tipton last night,
charged with attempted assault upon Miss
Mary Tuckley. 16 years of ag*, who ar
rived at Tipton from Kansas City last
Sheriff Lumpe In the morning started
for Versailles with the prisoner, but was
met by an unmasked mob. who took Craw
ford from him and banged him to a tree.
SUGAR BOUNTY CLAIMS.
Money to Pay S3 Per Cent of the i.ggre
gat*, $6,085, 156 66.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 27.—Au
ditor Baldwin to-day finished tbe compil
ing of sugar bounty claims. They aggre
gate fo.OSo, 156 66. There was appropriated
15,000.000 to pay the bounty on this aggre
gate. The money in hand will pay 82 per
cent of the claims nl«d and allowed.
The statement made tbe otber day that
only 64 per cent would be paid was due to
a tnistaice in confusing tbe per cent of
bounty with tbe aggregate of claims. The
per cent of bounty *as 64.100 of 1 cent per
pound on tbe sugar claims allowed, which,
with tbe protection allowed by law, makes
up 82 percent of the claims filed and al
lowed, which will be paid commencing
about August 1 next.
Many Farm Building* Destroyed.
WATERLOO, lowa, July 27.— A mina
ture cyclone passed eastward a short dis
tance north ot Waterloo Jast night. Crops
were laid waste in a belt two miles wide
and many farm buildings destroyed. At
Link Friedley's a barn was blown to pieces
and nine cows killed. The Illinois Cen
tral and Chicago and Great Western rail
ways suffered heavy losses between here
ana Dubuque by washouts.
for Cheap Ireurtiom*.
CHICAGO, lix., Juiy 27.—Representa
tives of the Colorado lines will meet
Thursday evening under the auspices of
the Western Passenger Association to con
sider a special order to run cheap excur
sions to the Missouri River during the
next month. It is expected that a disa
greement arising out of the Salt Lake City
rate for the fire chiefs' meeting will be
Fatally Stabbed fry a Druggint.
CAIRO, 111., July 27.— 0n bis way to
the depot at midnight last night, I. N.
Coffee, president of the Board of Phar
macy, was killed by Dr. Crabtree, a promi
nent druggist. Crabtree stabbed Coffee
twice. The tragedy occurred in front of
the murderer's store. So reason is as
To Lynch Thotnn* Mefi.ee.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio, July 27. — A
movement is on foot to take Thomas Mc-
Kee from the police and lynch him. Mc-
Kee was arrested to-day for the several at
tempts that have been- made lately to
blow up buildincs with dynamite. A
bomb was found in his possession.
Toung Stetson's Will.
BOSTON, Mass., July 27.-It is under
stood that Judge Grant of the Suffolk Pro-
Bate Court this afternoon decided to allow
the wul of the late John Stetson Jr. The
will will be probated at the next regular
sitting of the court, which is next Thurs
Killed by a Boiler Explosion.
TOLEDO, Ohio, July 27.— 1n the Wood
County oil field this afternoon Orlie
Brown, Samuel Miller and C. E. Clarke
were killed by the explosion of a boiler
used in pumping n well. Clarke was the
eugineer and Brown and Miller were pass
ing at tbe time.
IN THE TRACK
OF THE STORM.
Havoc Wrought During the
Fury of Elements in
CROPS AND CATTLE LOST
Many Farm Buildings Wrecked
and Much Other Damage Is
SEVERAL PEOPLE ALSO PEEISH
Wide Sweep of Devastation in the
Territory Extending From Ne
braska to Minnesota.
MOOREHEAD, Minx., July 27.-A de
structive hail storm struck the town of
Comstock to-day, passing in a northwest
erly course to Sabin, reaching as far north
asGlyndon on the west and StocKwood on
the east. In many cases the destruction
was complete. The heaviest loss so far re
ported, is that of Davis Askegaard of Com
stock, who lost over 600 acres of wheat.
The path of the storm was two and a half
miles wide, and the loss will be about
DETROIT, Mich., July 27.— The storm
which swept over Michigan yesterday af
ternoon did much damage in places. At
Northville the heavy rains caused the
river Rouge to leave its banks, flooding
the shops of the Globe Furniture Com
pany aud carrying away lumber and small
buildings. The losses will aggregate
In and around Mount Clemens, light
ning did much damage. The house of
Mrs- Chris Schoof was struck and all of
the inmates terribly shocked.
Warren reports that many barns were
struck by lightning and burned near
there. John Measles bouse was struck by
a bolt and Measle and Mrs. Plehl were
At Three Rivers the storm was of a cy
clonic nature. The streets are blocked with
uprooted trees. The roof of the Methodist
Episcopal Church was partly torn off und
the electric light and telephone systems
nearly demolished. Reports from the
country east and west of Three Rivers say
the damage is very heavy.
The section around Battle Creek also
suffered severely. The barn and house
of Ransom Markham near ther« were
blown down and Marknam was severely
DELAWARE*, Ohio, July 27. -A severe
storm twisted the tower of St. Thomas
Catholic Church from Its base. It fell,
catting a great hole in the roof of tlie au
ditorium. Lightning burned out the trol
ley-car system and wrecked many tele
graph poles, cutting the city off from all
COLUMBUS, Ohio. July 27.— A terrific
windstorm, accompanied by rain, swept
over Columbus and vicinity at 8 o'clock
this evening. The roof was blown off
Wirthween's Hall, a five-story brick build
ing at High and Mound streets. Chim
neys were blown off and shade trees up
rooted in all parts of trie city.
The roof and top story were blown off
Brown's Novelty Iron Works at Town and
Gift streets, doing considerable damage.
Stillwegen's tannery in South Columbus
was unroofed and the fourth story of S.
M. Baker's art gallery, at High and State
streets, was demolished. News from the
surrounding country is to the effect that
many barns and houses have been de
stroyed or badly damaged. No loss of
life is reported thus far.
DELPHOS, Ohio, July 27.— The North
ern Ohio Railroad shops were unroofed and
Scott's paper-mill almost completely de
stroyed by a severe rain and wind storm,
which struck the city at 6 o'clock this
evening. A corner was torn from tne
Phelau Hotel and bricks blown across the
street, breaking heavy glass plate fronts.
Several people were more or less injured
by flying debris, but none fatally. The
storm traveled eastward.
LIMA, Ohio. July 27.— Hundreds of der
ricks in the oil region were destroyed by a
small tornado which struck here at 5:30
o'clock this evening. The rain did much
damage to crops, shade trees, telephone
and teiemraph wires. No liveß were lost.
VAN WERT. Ohio, July 27.— About 5
o'clock this afternoon the air became icy
cold ana a few minutes later the worst
storm in yeajfs broke over the county.
Rain came down in torrents. The worst
damage done so lar reported was donw to
a brick church, school and several large
barns in Ridge township. The roof of tbe
First National building was blown off.
Oats and wheat are swimming in lakes of
water, while corn lies on the ground. The
damage to crops will be heavy. A con
servative estimate place* the loss at $100,
--000. No fatalities have been reported.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 27.—Dis
patches say that two severe windstorms
passed over Northern Indiana to-night,
but no particulars have been received
ALEXANDRIA, Mo., July 27 .-The Fox
River levee west of here has broken in
two different places and the water from
that stream has inundated 5000 acres of
land. If the water aoee not recede shortly
the entire crops on this area will be ruined.
Many familiies living in the flooded dis
trict have been compelled to move to the
uplands for safety. But for the low stage
of water in4he Mississippi this town would
have been swept off the face of the earth.
EDGAR, Nebr., July 27.— One of the
most if not the most violent hailstorm
ever experienced in Nebraska visited this
town and immediate viciniiy eariy this
morning. Hailstones fell with such force
as to ahatter window-panes, sash and
shutters. In one or two instances shingles
were splintered and house roofa partially
demolished. Trees were left bare of
leaves and branches and growing crops
for a limited district literally pounded into
tue ground. With hardly an exception
every west-side window in the town was
ST. ANTHONY, lowa, July 27.— A storm
of large proportions struck this place last
night, and as a result nearly every build
ing in town is wrecked or badly damaged.
So far as known no one was injured. It is
impossible to estimate the damage at
present, but it will reach many thousands
of dollars on town property, and in the
surrounding country the damage to crops
is enormous. Corn was blown out by the
roots, while oats in shock was scattered
and badly injured. The list of the buiU
ings damaged is as follows: School
house, Disciple Church and Methodist
Presbyterian Church, badly wrecked;
blacksmith shop blown down; livery barn
unroofed ; O. J. Abbott's barn destroyed
and house partially wrecked; lumber
house blown away and the storage-house
of the Kansas City Grain Company blown
down ; Dr. Jay's barn and Andrews' bouse
badly wrecked; Diebl's barn torn to
pieces; Atkinson's barn blown down;
Bioom's house wrecked ; Evans & Mabie's
roof blown off their place of business;
Peter Robinson's house wrecked and barn
unroofed and the depot badly damaged.
The wind took a clip at nearly every
thing., and hardly a house or building es
caped some sorl of injury. Nearly ail
property damaged was insured, but tne
loss will fall heavily. No fatalities have
DUBUQUE, lowa, July 27.— A fierce
rainstorm swept this section last night,
the fall being 4.82 inches. Hilly streets
were badly washed out and debris carried
down on the street railway tracks, block
ading them. Railroads suffered heavily.
Later reports of the storm indicate that it
was more disastrous than at first supposed.
Only the Illinois Central 400 feet of track
was washed out at Dyereville, 208 at Julien
and a bridge at Rockdale, besides wash
outs at "Portage Curye and Scales Mound.
The Milwaukee bridge, south of town, and
a portion of the tract near Showandasee
are destroyed. The Chicago and Great
Western has washouts and Durango and
Dyers ville, and trains are badly delayed.
Frank Wahe was drowned while attempt
ing to ford a swollen creek at Lryersville.
Many small buildings in the country were
blown down by the wind, while a number
of dwellings were struck by lightning.
LEMARS, lowa, July 27.— Last night's
hailstorm destroyed nearly all corn and
uncut grains in a strip twenty miles long
and three miles wide in this county.
Severe damage was done in surrounding
GENEVA, lowa, July 27 —A terrific
hailstorm ten miles in width passed over
the country four miles east of Here yester
day afternoon. The corn crop in the
center of the district was completely
ruined, being literally pounded into tie
ground. Haiistones fell over twelve
inches in circumference. The damage
cannot be estimated.
CHEROKFE, lowa, July 27.— A de
structive bail and wind storm occurred
here last night Corn and unharvested J
small grain will be almost a total failure.
OSKALOOSA, lowa, July 27. — Sec
tions of the lowa Central tracks were
washed out by a storm, and traffic was
delayed six hours.
ALBION, lowa, July 27.— Albion and
vicinity was visited by a small-sized, tor
nado, which, besides money damage, will
probably result In the loss of one life. The
residence of William Dennis, Bouth of
town, was blown to pieces and Mrs. Dennis
was fatally injured.
RIPPEY, lowa, July 27.-During a big
storm last night a big tent in which gos
pel services were being held blew down
and a panic nearly ensued. No one was
PITTSBURG, Pa., July 27.— A cyclone
storm burst upon this city at 4:30 this
afternoon which in a few minutes had
caused the death of two persons, the fatal
injury of another and a monetary loss of
probably $100,000 throughout Allegheny
County. Several churches in the hill dis
trict were partly unroofed and one was
struck by lightning. A number of smaller
houses were also unroofed, the streets
were flooded, sewers discharged their over
flow into tbe houses and some of the
streetcars were compelled to suspend for
periods ranting from half an hour to an
hour and a half. Hundreds of trees were
uprooted and many lawns laid waste.
Chimneys and windows were demolished
in all directions.
At Bugar Grove, a village on the West
Pennsylvania branch of the Pennsylvania
Railroad near AspinwaM, where the
Eighth Ward Fishing and Hunting Club of
Alleghany were encamped, a limb of a
sycamore tree fell on the commissary tent,
in which a number of the members of the
club had taken refujre from the storm.
John Figus of 11 Pine street, Alleghany,
was instantly killed; George Miller of 326
Main street, Alleehany. had bis back
broken and cannot recover, and Jacob
Metz and a man named O'Connell were
In Pittsburg John Auflader, a teamster
for the Williams Brick Company, was
struck by a falling signboard and died
within five minutes. The storm razed the
steeple of the Centenary Methodist Epis
copal Church, Kirkpatrick street and
Wylie avenue, over 125 feet high, took the
big bell along anl dropped all into a
A 100-foot stack at the brickyards ot
Booth & Plynn was blown down. The
temperature, which had risen before the
storm to 93 degrees, fell in a few minutes
to 71 degrees. The fury of the tornado
was spent in less than ten minutes. It
was followed by several storms of less vio
lence during the evening. During the
eight hours ending at midnight 1.43 inches
of rain fell.
Tallies With the Cargo of the City of
NEW YORK, N. V., July .27.- Descrip
tions of wreckage which tallies with tbe
cargo of the missing City of Philadelphia,
which sailed from this port for San Fran
cisco on February 2, have been received
from the Falkland Islands.
The ship was spoken on May 1 last
when sixty-eight miles south by west from
Cape Horn, by the British ship Brenda,
which arrived at San Francisco July 21.
The dispatch i 3 dated Stanley, F. 1.,
It says that among the wreckage from
a vessel lost on Billy Rock on May 14 is a
galvanized iron condenser with the fol
"Ironclad, double riveted, test 180
pounds, guaranteed; patented June 14
1870. October 26, 1886; exclusive license
undi:r patent 326,252. Manufactured for
Holbrook, Merrill & Stetson, San Fran
cisco and Sacramento, Cal. Twenty-one
There were also the following, articles:
A small box of starch, marked on both
sides, "The Mirroi-glass Starch, eight
pounds; made by Gdbert S. Graves,
Buffalo, N. Y. '; cyclinder and wheels of
a lawn mower, marked at both ends
-Pniladelphia Lawn Mower."
A diver visited tbe wreck on May 28 and
broucht up the body of a young woman
She was five feet two inches iv height nnd
had black hair. She wore a small gold
chain around her neck. She had a striped
petticoat and a brown one, a brown dre«s
-o^"' * pair of Bt <x*ings and a pair
of black garters. ° F ""
\Killed by n Has Explosion.
POTTSVILLE, Pa., July 27—By an ex
plosion of gas at the Bear Ridge Colliery
this afternoon Michael Braziel Pres
ton Hill, and William Quinn? fire' bosses
of the Connors Company, were killed, and
San Bernardino** Wealth.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., July 27.—
City Assessor Beaver has completed his
*2£ ! me °* * c! , ty Property • for the year
•^««J he total assessment is $3,143 020
--in 1895-96 it was $4,553,290. The totalvalu:
$136,250. SChO OI propert y in the Clt y is;
SMITH IS GONE,
Death Comes Suddenly to
FAILING FOR SOME TIME
But Heart Disease Following an
Attack of Pneumonia Is
LEAVES A GALLANT RECORD.
As a Newspaper Man and Historical
Scholar His Reputation Is
CHICAGO. 111., July 27. — William
Henry Smith, newspaper man and his
torian of National reputation, died at 3:30
o'clock this morning at his suburban
home in Lake Forest, aged 62. He had
been in poor health for several months
and recently suffered an attack of pneu
monia. He failed in vitality afterward,
and heart disease, which followed, was
the immediate cause of death.
The intelligence of Mr. Smith's death
was a surprise to his friends, as the mem
bers of his family did not become alarmed
until last Sunday, when a consultation of
physicians was held. The symptom of
approaching death was made manifest
Sunday immediately after the deceased
had spent a restful day. At his bedside,
in addition to the physicians, were Delevan
Bmith, only son, and Charles S. Williams,
the editor of the Indianapolis News. Mr.
William* married the only daughter of
Mr. Smith, and she died last fall. Mr.
Smith was also a widower. The funeral
will be held at the Lake Forest residence
Wednesday afternoon, the time having
been arranged so that several Eastern
newspaper men can attend the services
o\er the body of their old friend.
Mr. Smith was born in Colombia County,
New York, December 1, 1833, bis ancestors
beine a mixture of English, Scotch and
Dutch. His father, William de Forest
Smith, was of English origin. His an
cestors came to America in 1640, and his
parents moved to Ohio, where he had ex
cellent educational advantages. He
adopted teaching in a Western college,
and afterward became an editor of a Cin
cinnati paper. At 22 Mr. Smith was editor
and also did work for the Literary Review.
He was engaged on the Cincinnati Ga
zette during the war; helped to raise
troops and supplies and strengthened the
Government by political work. He was
mainly instrumental in making John
Brough Governor of Ohio, afterward be
coming the Governor's secretary and Sec
retary of State for the terms 1564-66. From
that office Mr. Smith became managing
editor of the Chronicle, retiring on account
of ill health, and in 1870 became manager
of the Western Associated Press, with
headquarters here. President Hayes ap
pointed him Collector of the Fort In
1863 he became general manager of the
Western Associated and New York Asso
ciated Press, retiring in 1891.
As a historical scholar, Mr. Smith was
the author of "The St. Clair Papers,"
"Biography of Charles Hammond" and a
history of Ohio. He was at wort on a po
litical history of the United States and a
life of President Hayes, when overtaken
by his fatal Illness.
Sir John Millaia Is Dying.
LONDON, Ekg.. July 27.— One of the
watchers at the bedside of Sir John Mil
lais, president of the Royal Academy,
who some time ago underwent the opera
tion ot tracheotomy and has since been
constantly under medical treatment, in
formed a representative of the Daily News
this evening that Sir John's death is only
a question of hours. The condition of his
throat renders it impossible for him to
take any nourishment.
BERLIN, Gebmasy, July 27.— The War
saw correspondent of the Cologne Gazette
telegraphs that several arrests have been
made there of persons said to be connected
with an impending Polish revolutionary
A great tumble— and it makes him
| Boys' school suits— the "right"
kind at about half the "right"
500 of our best Cheviot suits —
Reefer style — with and without
braid ; not flimsy material, but
regular weight, extra well made
and nicely lined ; perfect fitting
garments ; for ages 4 to 10.
Suits we have been selling at
$9, $8.50, $8 and $6.50. The
whole lot cut to — $5.
Another line of Reefer suits at |2 50, $3,
$3 50 and $4 50— extra value.
Boys' knee pants— 2sc and 50c
Boys' long pants— Jl so.
Don't wait too long — the early
folks get the pick.
Say this — isn't that enough?