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WATCHES. CLO CKS
W. C. ROBINSON & CO.
BIG STONE GAP, Vl| FRIDAY. APRIL 8,1892.
?|B ?EL? IV BIG
.TTltUe?? Organise a"
?Mo.*1'1- , Pur?o8e of Holding a
?^rthV i and Speeche? I?
. cau published in the
; : 'Ur.c and enthusiasts
0; Big Stone Gap met
*J the organization of ? -
,daVair here this Fall
? Secretary and Irea*
^lachian Stool and iron
?? > caUed to the chair an
^tiveofthcrosf ^as made sec
' . orffaaiutiou of the meeting
;;:;er: indoigod ^q^a
talkative citizens, Mr. J.
... the hall with a five mm
.. vva5 followed by sever
^entlcmenall of whorn were ex.
" in favor of holding the Fair.
01 : ? ia decidedly a Fair meeting
I present seemed to be bent
I, ? Fair is held here this
. ,,ad i,Ccn indulged in :0r
' . .;nia,;testhe Chair appointed
a Permanent Organization
5C;M that should preside
Klines of this undertaking dur
: ; . retired a^ retnrned.f
. fal)0?t hall ?u hour and
* V:::i; v. Avers.
' _l C. Mavnor.
' . .-11. H. Bulhtt.
' :;. lcnt?.?John Green, Ken
'?? -'McDowell, Kentucky, H. B
. M. Jas Shields, Tennessee
' ? Aristo! News, John Slack
urier,Geo. braham, \>asn
. . Va. Maj.McGonnell,Scott
I" ? " c 1*. Flanary. Wise county,
, , , Lee eountv, Va. <*
It, Augusta county, ? a., B.A/.I
;5eU county. Va..^.J.Horslej,l
i ,Va.,W. .S Mathews Wise ]
.... ? .Columbus Phipps, Dickenson
V.,.. M. P. Jackson, Buchanan
, . Committee.?John B. U>n<M
wcll,.lr.,C. W. Evans, Edwin
bour,J. kVTaggart, Jas. W. 1-ox. M.|
leuour, \V. T. Goodloe.
H . ... meeting was awaiting the re
.... immittce Mayor J. F, Bullitt,
, |)rief and practical speech
was well received by the crowd..
HI ItDEKKD BY 111< Fill END.
Paul Boy Lured Away to 1??'Killed
for His. Watch und Money.
pAVLi 3.?Indignation is at a
|j pij ; in St. Paul to-night over the
i: ? I G. H. Spaulding, a boy of nine
I rs.al Portage, Wi-..shortly before
jnou Saturday morning,
j'. : Spaulding was the son of Hugh
. Iii:. one of St. Paul's leading citi
Snauld ?-? arrived here this
itb tin ? dv ol hi- son and
[he stery of the assassina
Be was killed by George \Vhalen,a
m| ? v. i nty-five, whom Spauld
? ? : ri 1 one of his warmest friends.
? ks ago the young men were
rarics in a week's engagement
J Metropolitan Opera House with one
|fte troupes. From thai time the two
ttgmen were together almost constant
!lree or four days ago Whaleu coaxed
tiding to lake ;i trip to Chicago. Oh 1
s; hiding's father purchased tick
Ih young men, gave his son
Sold watch, und accompanied the
fflotlii evening train. 1 >n the way to
? : VVhalen prevailed on Spaulding
:'' Bthe train for a day at Portage.
the cars at thai point at 3:40 in
| walking a few rods along the
" tlen picked up a broken, jagged
j s &?d heat Spaulding's head
1 jelly. Robbing the body of the
I watcli.Whalen took Spaulding's
**wlshoes, threw the body into the
;:' made his escape. He had evi
planned the murder several days
I A ?' is caught and brought back
* lie will be lvncucd.
NM \?. HOPKINS KETIKKS.
ps^nStheTreasurerahip of the South
em Pacific Company.
N fUANCis p, .\pril :t.?Timothy Hap
I 0 wcentlj received $3,000,000 by
Wraproinise of the contest of his
?N mother's will, has resigned as
': the Southern Pacific Com
| : the r. signation has been ac
!'tfcu- Uiis action was no surprise, as it
7*** sported that he contemplated
;lla???t ever gincc hi8 ss\\\ contest be
a; ' *as morally certain he would be
? : : ' Ibe Huntington and Searles
! s 1 1' lias also been rumored that
^Huntingtou wants this place
* ?s favorite uephew, 11. E. Hunting
be has Relected as the future
[ manager of the Southern Pacific
*ue" Managet Towne retires,
s^on'g scheme is to have his nephew
?<?", f\ knowledge of the practical
? ?w have Towne train him in the
?opkin? had been with the
^ iu -lfic for eloveu years. He
??4ei 8m,ce 11S a clerk, but soon
y iS?rer of tl,?,,ld Central Pa
Ijwatf the Sout?erii Pacific Com
?Ntre Beven >'?ars aj;o he was
b^Uii!V1'.' Hc ??a shrewdfinaiir
Kb. h*? ay8 ilu uuvocate of g?od
? never permitted any waste
One of his economies was the use of a
good article of manila pape? for ' corres?
pondence instead of Irish linen, by which
he saved several thousands of dollars an?
nually. Timothy was more than mere
treasurer, for he negotiated all the loans
seemed in this market.
There is general regie', among the old
employees over his retirement, as ever
since the railroad company was founded
-thirty years ago one of the Hopkins fami?
ly has been in charge of the. cash.
Timothy will have his lime fully occu?
pied in caring for the property which was
recently deeded to him by Searlcs. It
comprises more than a dozen pieces of
real estate in San Francisco, which Tim
will improve. He also carried on tin
largest flower garden in the State at his
Menlo Park estate. He marked his retire?
ment from railroad work by giving to
Stanford University 1,000 volumes and
1,000 pamphlets on the history of railroad?
ing, with money to increase the collection.
Almost Hair <?f the Property Absorbed hi
Xkw York, April ??.?The Appraiser of
the Samuel J. Tilden estate filed the re?
port to-day in the Surrogate's Court at
White Plains. The total value of (he real
aud personal property is estimated to be
|$5,l89,68l. After the expenses, various
I trusts, settlements, etc., are deducted the
balance will be $3,207,79:2 to be divided
among the heirs at law. Among the ex- |
penses is the sum of $300,000 lor litigation
in contesting the will, and legal expenses
arc also charged at -$M6,000. The com?
missions of the executors of the will arc
$148,135. To Mary B. Pciton, sister of
-Mr. Tiraen, one half the estale was due, as
the nearest living hair, but as she died be?
fore the estate was settled her share goes
j to her heir, Mrs. Laura Haggard, who is
entitled to $4,603,8!)"). When the will was
broken Mrs. Haggard signified her dtiire
to have the wishes of Mr. Tilden carried
out in regard to the trust which he creat?
ed in his will. She, therefore, is to take
$1,000,000, relinquishing the rest of her
share to the trust. There are six direct
heirs to the estate besides Mrs. Haggard.
Thoy are each to receive $266,316. The
appraisal will be continued by the Surro?
gate on Anr'l 11 if there are no objection.
A LICK MITCHELL.
The Murderess 'Inherits Her Sexual Per?
version, Says Dr. Comstock".
St. Louis, Mo., April I.?The Mitchell
Ward murder case at Memphis has led to
the issuing of a suphoeua to a St. Louis
physician. Dr. T. !?'. Comstock, formerly
the physician to the Mitchell family.
Mr. George Mitchell, the father of Alice,
was in business in this city in I860. Dr.
T. G riswold Comstock was the attending
physician of Mrs. Mitchell in her firsl con?
finement. At that time Mrs.Mitchell had
puerperal insanity, and finally, upon the
advice of Dr. Comstock, was sent to an in?
sane asylum, where she remained some
months, and then seemingly recovered.
She was, however, insane subsequently,
andjwas so regarded at the tinn- ol the birth
Counsel for Alice Mitchell sent an at?
torney from Memphis with a commission
to examine Dr. Comstock and presented 1"
him a hypothetical case, representing the
case of Alice Mitchell. In a deposition
made by Dr. Comstock a history of the
first confinement of the mother was given
and his decision in the hypothetical case
that the murderess i> asexual pervert, of
unsound mind, and that the mental trou?
ble is hereditary insanity.
SHOWEKEH I PON THE EARTH.
men Torn Literally to Atoms By h Tre?
Birmingham, Ala.. April 1.?The plants
of the Sterling Dynamite Company, loca?
ted near Bessemer, exploded this after?
noon, causing terrible destruction and in?
stantly killing Walter Lake,George Hart
lv, Ed Boykin and Frank Boykin. No?
body knows the cause of the explosion.
Frank Boykin, aged 15, was the engineer,
and was seventy-live yards from the scene
of the explosion. He was killed by Hying
timber. The other three men were in the
packing house when the explosion
It contained hundreds of tons of dyna?
mite. When it blew up the men were
torn into fragments: The largest part of
any body found was a foot, which was
half a mile a wa y across a creek. When
found the shoe had been torn off, hut the
back remained intact.
Trees for two acres around were up?
rooted, and a hole twenty feel deep and a
hundred feet wide marks the place where
the packinghouse stood. A ten-acre held
near by was covered with splinters and
fragments of flesh from I he . explosion.
The flesh of the three men was gathered
jp by an undertaker and put into three
small boxes. The body of Frank boykin
jvas not badly mutilated. The financial
loss is $15,000. The debris took tire and
burned, completing the awful destruction
which the explosion had wrought. Lake
aud Hartly were married men. The buy?
ing bovs leave a widowed mother.
IKON UN OERSHIRTS.
Worn liy Kentucky Hoys to Prevent As?
HorKINSVlLLE, Ky.. April 1.?An un?
known man, of bold appearance, called
upon H. C. Ballard, a tinner of this city,
yesterday afternoon for the purpose of
having an undershirt of metal made, which
would be worn next to his body, and ward
off the knives and bullets of assassins, by
wiioui his life has been threatened because
of quarrels he has been involved in, hav?
ing killed two men and wounded others.
He said he lived in one of the wildest sec?
tions ot Western Kentucky, and had been
threatened with ambush, White-Cups, ivc.
He is shortly going West, where he has
enemies, and will take several of these
iron shirts with him.
THE GREAT GROWTH
OF IRON BLAST FURNACE CAPACITY IN THE BIG
STONE GAP-MIDDLESBOROUGH DISTRICT.
As Shown by the Report of John R. Proctor, State
Geologist of Kentucky,?Big Stone Gap the
Center of the Largest Iron District in the U. S.
Prof. John R. Proctor, Director of the
Kentucky geological survey, has compiled
and the survey has recently published a
map and table that are eloquent in behalf
I of this section of country, putting in a
condensed shape, points that show its su?
periority over other parts of the country
for making the best and cheapest iron.
The map shows the Appalachian coal field
and different symlrols indicate the blast
furnaces using coke, built prior to 1890,
ami those built during 1890 and 1891; the
coke plants, and the points at which they
are located. All of this shows that in the
Birmingham and Chattanooga districts,
no furnaces have been built during 1890
and 1891, while, in the section between
Middlesborough and Lynchburg, in those
two scats, the worst known, from a busi?
ness point of view, in forty years, nine?
teen furnaces have been erected which in?
crease the capacity of this section from
280,000 tons per annum to 1,023,000 tons,
while in the Big Stone Gap?Middlesbo?
rough district which includes Bristol,
Johnson City and Embrecvillc?seven fur?
naces have been built in those, two years,
with a capacity of 300,000 tons. To spec?
ify more particularly the improvement in
this section of the south, there have been
built at Big Stone Gap, two furnaces;
Middlesborough two; Johnson City, Em
brecville, Max Meadows, Pulaski, Rad?
ioed, Graham, Salem, Covington, Buena
Vista, and Greensboro N\ C. one each;
and at Koauoke and Clifton Forge and
vicinity, two each. In this section prior
to 1890, there were only seven furnaces;
that is, one each at [vanboe, Pulaski,
Koauoke and Lynchburg, and three about
Clifton Forge; in other words, there has
Table Showing Growth of Coke Iron Wast
nalaehian Region?From 1S7."> to 1892? 1
p IS75 f
Ikon Districts. x 7*
!. Hanging-Rock, Ohio, Dis. in 133,500 ,11
?1. Hocking Vallcv, Ohio, Dist, -1 50,000 12
;:. Ashland. Ky.". 2 60,000 | 2
i. Clifton Forge, Virginia Dist. 1 I5,000i 2
:.. Chattanooga District .... | 1 100,000 ?;
Rl Birmingham, Alabama, Dist. in. 3
7. Koauoke, Virginia, Dist. . . 0. 0
*<. Middlesborough? Big Stone j
Gap District. ..|| 0|. 0
Notk.?District No. 1 has the ore ("O
No. ? has the same ore within a few miles
within a tew miles of coking coal, but cok(
furnaces in districts ."> and <i, because of su
N'os. ? and li as near to coke: lias brown 01
trie! NTo. 4, and has brown ore ("Pottsdam
of Great Smoky Mountain nearer to coke t
trict No. 7. It' will be seen that No. 8 has
and 7 in addition to being nearer to the gr
Cranberry region. _
j been the marvelous increase during these
two years of depression, of from seven fur?
naces to twenty-six, with a total output
of 1,023,000 tuns, which is practically the
ourput <>(' Birmingham, 1,127,000 tons,
which it has been twelve years in building
up, and three times the output of the
Chattanooga district, at the present mo?
ment, 350,000, which it has been over sev?
enteen years in doing.
"If these things be so in the dry tree,
what may \vc not expect in the green? at
this wonderful rate of increase, the pro?
duction of iron in this portion of the south
will soon surpass that of the remainder of
the south and Pennsylvania combined;
and whether protection or free trade is
the policy of the United States it has
nothing to fear, as if protection is deter?
mined upon, this Appalachian region will
gel the English capital and English fur?
naces, which American competition will
drive out of Great Britain, and if free
trade rub s the day. it will get the money
and uoi k-.- of the Pen nsyl vnniansand oth?
er Northern and Kastern furnaccmen and
iron-workers and also many English ad?
The cuke plants at ]Y\% Stone Gap,
Middlcsborough and Pincville on the L. cS:
X.. Pocahontas On the X'.iY. \V., and New
River on the C. & O., will have all they can
do to provide fuel to these furnaces, and
accompanying industries, while the own?
ers ol'iron lands, especially of the red and
brown hematites: hereabouts, will have
their hand-; full to furnish ores. The fu?
ture, then, is brimful of promise and a
little time will bring realization.
The table compiled by Prof. Proctor is
given below and explains itself:
Furnace Capacity in Central and South Ap
ncluftive.?Compiled hy.Juo. K. Procter.
Tons. y. Toss.
riskany") 100 miles and more from the coke,
of coke. Xos. f> and 0 have red fossil ore
.' from Xos. / and 8 is now being carried to
periorquality. Xo. S has red fossil ore of
?e of Oriskany nearer to coke than in dis
") in great abundance along northern base
han arc the same ores to the coke in dis
the combined advantages of Nos. 4, 5, (i
eat deposits of pure magnetic ores of "the
TUE BARBER WENT INSANE.
And the Mail lie Was Shaving Bolted Out
Out of the Chair.
Jkwktt City, Conn.. April ?William
Reese, a barber, became insane yesterday
while shaving Larkiu Jackson. He had
just finished lathering Jackson's face and
remarked: "Jackson, you would make a
beautiful corpse. I will take you to heav?
en with me." The barber's eyes grew
wild, and his hand moved uneasily,
scratching Jackson's face. He put his
razor down for a minute, and began rub
I bing his bauds Jackson sprang from
I the chair and rushed for the door, but
Reese was too quick for him, and headed
him off. Jackson grappled with him, and
[ after a struggle succeeded in freeing him?
self, and started down the street with j
Reese inclose pursuit. Reese stumbled1
land fell, and was quickly overcome by
: several gentlemen who had been attract
i ed by the chase. He was looked up, and
will be taken to the asylum.
PRECAUTION AGAINST MUTINY.
Argentine Republic Officials Guarding
j London, April .'!.?A Buenos Ayres
j dispatch lo the Times says: The extraordi?
nary precautions that are now being ta
I ken by the Government indicate that se?
rious danger is feared from the troops.
Fven the officers cannot pass through the
lines: the sentinels are doubled; the sol?
diers sleep in their uniforms; the batter?
ies of held artillery a re constantly horsed,
cavalry is incessantly going the round of
the camps and the war arseusal is guard?
ed by artilery and infantry. The Radical
clubs are injpossessiou of the police. The
Radicals deny that they intended to revolt
and assert that the dynamite stories are
an invention of the Government, the sole
object being to ? prevent a mass meeting
of 30,000 citizens.
President Pelligrim declares that he
holds letters in Dr. Alems' hand writing
proving that there was a plan of revolt.
Saeu/. 1'ena, the accepted candidate for
the presidency, approves the strong meas?
ures taken by the authorities. On the
Bourse there has been no panic, now that
the crisis has come, and there is a feeling
of relief in commercial circles. The streets
present a normal Sunday aspect.
The prisoners have been placed aboard
gunboats in the harbor and the troops re?
main outside the city. Three newspapers
have been suppressed.
Paris April 3.?A dispatch from Buenos
Ayres say the persons arrested for being
concerned in the conspiracy to murder
President Pellegrini and others will be
tried for high treason?
COST OF TUE FAIR.
It Will lie Several .'Millions Oreater Than
the Lust Estimate.
Chicago, April ??'.?Members of the con?
gress investigating committee went to
Jackson park this afternoon to look over
the World's Fair grounds and buildings.
The visitors were amazed at what they
saw, and fully convinced that the fair, in
point of size at least, will be all that is
claimed for it. If the estimates of ex?
penditures in buildings for the fair seem?
ed extravagant when they were first sub?
mitted, they were easily explained to the
investigators by one good Aook over the
grounds. The estimates and expenditures
set forth in the reports of the commission
and directory comprise some astonishing?
ly large amounts. The estimate of the to?
tal cost of the fair, as furnished bv Mr.
Baker, is $22,226,400: This is a "larger
amount by about $4,000,000 than was es?
timated when congress had its last yearly
report on the fair.
As a result of General Miles' recent
visit to Washington, it is stated that 3,500
United States troops will be ordered to
Chicago to take, part in the dedicatory
services' of the fair. They will come from
) various western posts. The United States
marine band will also be here.
Arabs for the Exposition.
New York, March 27.?The steamship
India, from Gibralter, which arrived at
this port to-day, brought nine Arabs and
a stud of thoroughbred Arabian horse*.
This party comes from the court of the
Sultan of Morocco and will form a part
of the native Arabian village at the
World's Fair, under direction of Si Has?
san Ben Ali. They bring their native
costumes and household #oods,and pend?
ing the opening of the Exposition will
J. R. Jordan Shoots and KID? Nero
fJniSTOL, Tenn., April 5.?This morning
at 2 o'clock J. B.Jordan, a prominent
merchant of this city, shot and killed
Nero C. Adams.
Adams suspected his wife of infidelity.
He accused her of criminal intimacy with
Jordan, who was a boarder at her
home. It is alleged that Jordan
drove the husband away,and threatened
to kill him if he returned.
He has been in' West Virginia since
Christmas. -Sunday he returned home
He wanted to spend the night with his
she stoutlt refused.
Monday he told Jordan to hunt another
boarding house. He stated that she was
running the house and he would remain
till ordered off by her. Last night Adams
wanted to etay with her again. She said:
"I have told you that we could never spend
a night together again." To this Adams
replied: "Jordin shall not come to your
room this night. If he does he will walk
over my dead body."
He took his position in the hallway on
a lounge. At 2 o'clock this morning Jor?
dan reached the house. He was met at
I the door by Adams, who ordered him off.
When be refused to go Adams picked up
a chair and said: "You-, I will
kill you." Jordan whipped out his pistol
and fired two shots. One of the balls, a
38 calibre, penetrated the body and he was
a dead man.
Jordan was immediately arrested and is
now in jail. Public sentiment is against
THE BIG MATCH RATIFIED.
Sullivan and Corbett Sign Articles to
Fight in New Orleans on Sept. 7.
Unless some unforeseen event occurs
says the New York Sun James J. Corbett
of San Francisco, Cal., and John L. Sul?
livan of Boston, Mass.. will meet on Wcd
I nesday evening, SePt- ~- before the Olym
! pic Club ot New Orleans, to battle for the
heavy weight charapionsphip of America.
On Saturday the revised articles of agree?
ment were signed by both men, the au?
thorities of the Olympic Club having ar?
ranged the articles more in accord with
the ideas of the principals, who each de?
sires to settle the question of superior?
ity. Jimmy Wakely, in the absence of
Charley Johnston, affixed his name to the
amended articles of agreement in Sulli?
van^ behalf, and Corbett signed for him?
self, so that there is now slight possibility
of either man flunking.
Each side will post $2,500 forfeit mon?
ey, thus guaranteeing the appearance of
their principal in the ring when called by
the club's officials. Corbett's money, it is
said, will be furnished by one of the Dwy
er brothers and a member of the New
York Athletic Club, while Sullivan's old,
tried, and true friends, Messrs. Johnston
and Wakely, will supply the big fellow
"sinews of war."
The stake will be $25,000 and a side bet
of $10,000 a side, $45,000 in all, the lar?
gest sum ever fought, for in the history of
pugilism. On June 1, July 11, and Aug.
25 the remaining amounts of the forfeit
money must be placed in the stakeholder's
handstand if either side shows the slight?
est inclination to quit it will mean virtual
oblivion to him and his advisers.
Corbett will begin his work of prepara?
tion on Friday, June 10, at Asbury Park.
X. J., under the mentorship of Jim Daly,
his sparing partner, and Joe Delaney.
Corbett places great reliance in surf bath?
ing, and will make that quite a feature of
his training work.
John L. will train at one of the seashore
resorts on Long Island, Charley Johnson
having settled that point o* Saturday,
when, at a late hour, he returned from his
health recuperating trip to "the Hot
Springs. Jack Ashton will be John's men?
tor, with two other helpers. Muldoon
won't be in it at all.
"Sullivan is perfectly confident," said
Johnston, "and he will be in New York
about the last week in May, when he closes
his road aeason, and will go at once to the
quarters he will select. He is not drink?
ing at all now, and weighs aboufc 250
pounds, and will take off at least thirty or
forty pounds by six weeks of hard work.
I look for a short, sharp fight, for I still
believe John L. Sullivan tobe the hardest
puncher in the game. Corbett is young
and ambitious, but it will take all of his
vitality to withstand a few of the blows
that I am sure Sullivan will land, and yet
i regard Corbettas the best man of the lot,
as Slavin would be an easier mark than
the California!], whose manly qualities I
m u c f l a dinire. Charley Mitchell is the
man John L. wants to get at, but I never
expect to see that paper fighter before
John in the ring, but oh! what a mark
he'd be for John," and Johnston smiled
softly as though he saw Mitchell knocked
out. "He's too clever with his tongue to
use his fists at all, is Charles Mitchell ad?
? SIXTY VICTIMS.
The Death Roll of the Tornado in Kansas
?Freaks of the Wind.
Kansas City, Mo., April 4.?As the tel?
egraph service is being re-established
through the storm-swept district of Kan?
sas, many strange stories are being
brought in about the frieks of the wind
which caused so much devastation all over
the western part of the state.
The list of dead and injured is increased
with every new report received and it is
now estimated that the list of fatalities
will reach sixty within the State border,
while three arc reported killed in Okla?
homa. In most instances those who were
killed died instantly from being struck
by flying debris, and in only three or four
cases were the deaths lingering.
The hundreds who were injured have
principally broken limbs and severe con?
tusions. In very few cases will the in?
juries prove fatal, although many victims
were compelled to He all night in the soak?
ing rain which followed the storm.
A son of William Eggers, in Butler
county, was taken from his father's arms
by the force of the wind and dashed to
death against a tree in front of the horri?
fied parents, while Ithe father barely felt
the force of wind. James Wilson, in
Greenwood county, was caught up by the
tornado, carried through the air and forc?
ed against the side of a barn where a
scantling was run through his body. He
was pinmed to the barn eight feet from the
ground, and died in great agony.
At Dalton the house of Win. Little was
crushed and his four children and himself
1 killed and his wife badly injured. .
About fifty persona were injured and as
: yet it is Impossible to make an estimate
. of the damage to property.
HOUSES DEMOLISHED AND HUMAN
LIVES CRUSHED OUT.
Terrible Work Thursday Night?Towns
Destroyed and Many People Killed In
Kansas?A Cyclone Thursday Evening In
' Kansas City, Mo., April 1.?Last night's
tornado entirely destroyed Towanda, Kan.,
killing twenty people; wrecked Augusta,
killing four and seriously injuring many
others; did great damage at Wellington,
killing several people, and demolished
several buildings at Kiowa. Particulars
may be difficult to obtain on account of
the continued prostration of the tele?
A terrible wind-storm prevails to-day
throughout Kansas, Missouri, and South?
ern Nebraska. The Western Union re?
ports that they have been loosing wires
every minute for the last four hours.
They have ouly three wires left out of 300.
Atchiso.v, Kan., April 1.?A tornado
struck this city at noon to-day, unroofing
and demolishing several large buildings,
and scattering signs, awnings, and out?
houses every direction. The Santo Fe
railroad depot was unroofed, and the
chapel at the Scholastic Convent wai de?
molished. '1 he ice warehouse of the Thrall
Ice Com pan f was destroyed, and the gro?
cery warehcusc of H. Taylor is in ruins.
The roof of the city prison was carried oft'
and a portion of the building demolished.
A small house in the Missouri Pacific
yards was biown into the river. Hun?
dreds of chimneys have been blown down
and a great deal of damage has been done.
The heavy damage in the country is to
fruit trees. The ground is very soft on
account of recent rains, and thousands of
trees have been torn up by the roots. No
one has been reported injured.
FOUa litti.k CHILDREN KILLED.
The tornado continued in Kansas and
the northwestern part of Missouri to-day,
but was less destructive. At Wellington
the house of a man named Little was de?
molished, and four little children killed.
Another house with thirteen inmates, wa?
picked up and dropped, and everybody in
it was more or less hurt. The house of a
man named Botterworth was carried bodi?
ly through the air 300 yards. Some of
the family were fatally hurt.
Later reports say that not a building
was left standing in Towanda. The town
was asleep when the storm sweet down,
ruining everything in its path and leav?
ing dead bodies lying in its wake. Four
dead bodies have been recovered from
ruins already searched. Twenty persons
are fatally hurt and forty more seriously
injured, besides a large number more or
At Augusta three were killed outright
Harmon Hoskins, James Barnes, end the
infant child of Will Rhodes, which was
blown out of its mother's arms and dashed
against a brick wall. Rhodes himself is
fatally injured, as is also the wife of Har?
mon Hoskins. Fifteen others wcro more
or less seriously injured, according to
present reports, but all the wires are
down, and it is impossible to get any de?
tailed account from either place.
At Lawrence the wind reached a veloci?
ty of eighty-four miles. In Kansas City
it reached sixty-four miles, and a great
deal of damage was done to signs, glass,
insecure buildings, electric-wires, etc.
constant adoitions to the casualties.
Additions are constantly being made
to the storm casualties. In Kansas City,
Kan., two persons were fatally injured.
Among the towns suffering are Marshall,
Warrensburg, Chilicothe, and St. Joseph,
Mo., and Salina, Olathe, and Ottawa, Kan.
Eighty families lived atTowanda, Kansas,
and not one of them escaped injury or losa
of life to sjme member.
THREE PEOPLE KILLED.
Chicago, April 1.?At about 6:30 this
evening the sky, which had been threat?
ening all the afternoon, became black as
night, and in another minute a terrible
cloud-burst occurred. The wind blew at
a hurricane rate and drove the rain in
sheets along the streets, sweeping every
movable object before it. The wind was
of cyclonic force, and at the corner of
Ealstcad and Pearce streets tore down a
house and killed three people. Serious
damage is reported in various parts of
the city, but it is not known whether oth?
er casualties have occurred or not.
PROBABLY MORE NATALITIES.
The house which blew down was a seven
story brick. It was surrounded by one
and two-story frame dwellings occupied
by poor families. Several of these were
crushed and three children instantly kill?
ed. Three people missing are supposed
to be under the ruins?probably dead.
Twelve others were injured, of whom two
or three are likely to die.
the destruction must have been great.
Omaha, Neb., April 1.?Telegraph wires
all over the State are prostrated, and it
is impossible to obtain news of the extent
of last night's cyclone. The Western
Union reports that it has the only wire in
operation in Nebraska, and that is on the
line of the Elkhorn road. A special to
the Bee from Norfolk, on that line, in the
northern part ofthat State, says a cyclone
struck the town about 11 o'clock last
night and did considerable damage. If this
should prove to be the same cyclone which
devastated Nelson the destruction must
have been great. The storm traversed
l.">0 miles over the richest farming section
of the State, dotted with small cities
and villages. The wind is still blowing
a gale here and the wires are down on all
sides. Hundreds of telephone wires are
still down as a result of last Saturday's
Trustee's Dividend No. 3.
On and after February 15th, 1802, I will
pay, at my office, in the city of Louisville,
Ky., to holders of the first mortgage bonds
of the Big Stone Gap Improvement Com?
pany, the third (3rd) Trustee's dividend
of 5*per cent, oil the original face value
of said bonds, in accordance with the pro?
visions of the deed of trust from said Big
Stone Gap Improvement Companr to me,
dated the 10th day of May, 188?. Each
Bond must be presented to receive its
dividend. R. C. Baxlabp Turuston,