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MAYSVILLE, KY., FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1897.
Great Destruction Done in the
Vicinity of Topeka.
SEVERAL PEOPLE BADLY INJURED
Hailstones Weighing Trom Twelve to Six
teen Ounces Fell Throughout the City.
Many Runaways Occurred lu Which the
feople Were Injurcd-A Small Cyclone
Strikes Another l'art or Kansas.
Topeka, Juno 25. Tho worst hail
storm known in tho history of Kansas
etmok this city shortly after 8 o'olock
last night. Hailstones weighing 12 to
16 ounces stripped tho trees of their
foliage, smashed window panes on
every hand, including the finest plate
glass store- fronts, cut down telegraph
and telephono wires, riddled awnings
and inflicted unprecedented damage
throughout tho city. Dogs wero struck
in the streets and instantly killed.
Horses were knocked to their knees to
rise again and dasli away in mad fright.
Runaways occurred throughout the
city. When tho fury of the storm had
passed, dead birds wero found every
where. A heavy wind and terrific
lightning accompanied tho storm.
Topeka looks like a city that lias
withstood a siege of war guns. Thero
ure not a dozen buildings in tho town
that aro not almost wiudowless, and
many roofs wero caved in. Tho roofs
of street cars also wero pierced. Tho
damage wrought can better bo imagined
when it is known that tho hailstones
ranged in size from that of a hen's egg
to an ostrich egg, and that !i0 minutes
after the storm ono hailstone was picked
up which measured 14 inches in cir
cumference. Surgeons wero kept busy
dressing tho wounds of persons injured
in tho storm, and reports of injuries
continue to bo received. Mauy were
hurt in runaways on tho streets.
The following aro among the most
seriously hurt :
Frank Brainard, hackman, skull frac
tured. J. D. Henderson, liveryman, skull
Roy White, leg broken in a runaway.
Mrs. Mary Hughes, arm broken in a
D. Klee, bad scalp wound.
Miss Anna Fentou, head cut.
Fred Holler, head cut.
George Hill, boy, skull fractured.
Oharles Johnson, struck on the head
and rendered unconscious.
Policeman Kidney, fingers broken in
protecting head with hands.
Miss Cornie, badly wounded on head ;
.Hackman Frank Brainard is still un
conscious and will probably die.
The damage can not be estimated, but
it will amount to thousands. Window
glass is already at a premium hero, and
three carloads have been ordered from
THREE PEOPLE KILLED.
Tcrrlfio Windstorm Passes Over a Portion
Saliva, Kan., Juno 25. News has
just reached hero of a terrific cyclone
which passed 15 miles northwest of this
city about 10:30 o'clock Wednesday
nignt. As far as heard from three aro
dead and a number dangerously in
juried. Tho dead :
Mrs. Anna Geesy, ago 84.
Nona Geesy, age 18.
Ida Geesy, ago 0.
Four members of this family aro also
Mr. Geesy was away from home. Tho
remainder of the family had retired,
and when tho storm struck they made
for their cyclone ' cave. Beforo they
got out of tho house, however, tho tor
nado had destroyed it.
Tho work of destruction was not
known till yesterday morning, when,
neighbors found tho dead and injured
members of tho family lying about in
the debris. Tho three dead wero found
about 50 feet east of tho house, and near
them tho baby, alive, but buried to her
waist in earth. The other three wore
found some distauco west of tho house.
A two by four scantling was driven
through ono of Mrs. Geesy's limbs.
At Mrs. Story's, a half mile east of
the Geesy place, tho family wero sleep
ing in a stone basement, with a frame
up-right part. Tho framework was
blown away, and the timber blown on
to thu family bolow, but nono of them
wero killed. The stonework was unin
jured. At G. W. Morris' tho kitchen was
torn down and a grove of trees leveled
to tho ground.
Tho track of tho storm was narrow
but very winding. It tore down three
sides of the Geesy pasture without pass
ing through tho middlo of it. It came
from tho east, and after doing its dam
ago hero tho main storm divided, part
going west and tho rest north. Thero
are rumors of other casualties.
STORM IN ST. LOUIS.
Ponrhouse and Insano Asylum Damaged
and Several People Hurt.
Sr. Louis, Juno 25. Tho terrific wind
and rain storm whioli prevailed yester
day was very destructive in tho south
western section of tho city, whoro aro
located several of the city institutions.
Tho poorhouso suffered most. One of
tho bnildings in which wero sheltered
75 inmates, all of them cripples, was
partly demolished, and glass was shat
tered in tho others. When tho roof
was taken off bricks fell in among tho
patients, hitting a number, but nono
waa seriously injured.
Tho storm struck tho insano asylum.
Not much doniage wodono, but tho
patients, were. terro.r.-st4cken.
REPRESENTATIVE COOKE DEAD.
His Malady Presumably Heart Disease.
Washington, June 25. Congressman
Edward Dean Cook was found dead in
his room at the Cochran hotel yesterday
nioniinp; about 5 o'clock, presumably of
heart disease. Mr. Cooke retired about
11 o'clock, apparently in perfect health.
At 2 o'clock yesterday morning Night
Clerk Cochran was called to his room
and found him suffering from nausea,
but ho soon recovered, and declined to
have a physician called. Ho returned
to bed uud nothing further was thought
of the matter until Mr. Cochran re
turned to the hotel at 5 o'clock in the
morning and went to Cooke's room to
inquire for him. Mr. Cooke was dead
and tho physician who was immediately
summoned aid that he had apparently
been dead for several hours.
The members, of tho Illinois delega
tion wero at onco notified and the sor-geant-at-arins
took charge of tho body,
which was prepared at onco for ship
ment to Chicago.
Mr. Cooke was a native of Iowa and
48ye,arsold. Ho was educated in tho
public schools of Dubuque and later
graduated from the Colnmbian uni
versity law school of Washington and
was admitted to the bar. Since 1873 ho
had practiced law in Chicago. In 1883
he was elected to tho Illinois legislature
and served on important committees in
that body. He was elected to the
Fifty-fourth congress from the "North
side" or Sixth Illinois district as a Re
publican and then re-elected to tho
Died on Hoard Ills Vessel.
Savannah, Ga., Juno 25. Captain
David D. Jones of tho British bark Im
perial Queen, died suddenly yesterday
on board of his vessel. Tho captain
was from Liverpool and was 23 years
old. His remains will be interred horo.
Herr John Meyer Passes Away.
Hambuuu, Juno 25. Herr John
Meyer, a director of tho Hamburg
American steamship lino, is dead. Ho
was about 05 years of ago. Herr Meyer
had been connected with tho Hamburg
American line for about 30 years.
Death of a Railroad Man.
St. Louis, Juno 25. Isaac V. W.
Dutcher, Jr., southwestern agent of tho
Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg and
Ontario dispatch lines, died of pneu
monia, after an illness of 10 days.
Baptist Minister Dead.
Richmond, Ind., June 25. Henry B.
Rupe, a prominent Baptist minister,
died yesterday after a long illness. Ho
was 70 years of ago and leaves a wife
and five children.
WORK OF ANARCHISTS.
The Recent Holocaust in Paris Now Laid
at Their Doors.
Chicago, Juno 25. The Post says
According to a story which has reached
Chicago from Paris via Washington,
the terrible holocaust which wiped out
over 100 lives at tho French capital,
May 4, was the work of anarchists
thirsting for .revenge on tho upper
classes of France.
It is claimed that while tho official
inquiry into tho circumstances sur
rounding the catastrophe threw little
light on the cause of the fire, the secret
service department is working on a clew
that points to an anarchist conspiracy
of stupendous magnitude. It is said
the Paris detectives have not only satis
fied themselves that anarchists wero at
tho bottom of the awful crime, but that
tho leaders who planned it tied to
America as soon as they had seen with
what frightful success it had been exe
cuted. It is also asserted that several persons
are under arrest in Paris on the sus
picion of knowing more about tho affair
than they care to tell.
A member of tho French legation at
Washington is said to be authority for
PIONEER PRINTER KILLED.
Ho Set Tvno From Manuscript For Sir
Wnlter Scott's Works.
Chicago, Juno 25. Robert Fergus,
82 years old, tho veteran job printer and
retired newspaper man, was instantly
killed by a fast suburban train on tho
Northwestern line, at tho Main street
crossing, South Evanston, last evening.
In the blinding rainstorm tho sturdy
pioneer octogenarian tried to cross tho
tracks in front of tho fast moving traiu,
and was ground to death. Partial deaf,
ness was ono of his afflictions, and this,
his son thinks, was tho cause of his fail
ure to notico the approach of tho tram.
Mr. Fergus enjoyed tho distinction of
having originated and printed tho first
Chicago directory. Among tho books
on which Mr. Fergus set typo when ho
learned tho printer's trado in Glasgow,
whero ho was born, wore Sir Walter
Scott's "Marmion," "Tho Lay of tho
Last Minstrel," and "Tho Lady of the
Lakoj" Sturm's "Reflections," and Pro
fessor Meadow's French, Italian and
"rdftor Dana III.
New Yokic, Juno 25. Charles A.
Dana, editor of The Sun, is ill at his
country homo at Glencovo, L. I. He
has been suffering from catarrh of tho
stomach, but is somewhat better. His
physicians have ordered him to the
mountains for a f ow weeks for a change
of air. -
Sheridan, Iud.. June 2o. At 0
o'olock yesterday evening Calvin Love,
19 years old. shot his wifoand then
turned tho weapon upon himself. Both
will probably die. Mrs. Love was seven
years her husband's eemrar. She had
been married boforo and Love was jeal
ous of her former husband.
Inhuman Butcheries by the
Spaniards to Be Avenged.
PRISONERS TO BE HANGED.
General Wcyler's Methods to Do Extended
to All the Provinces Havana Newspa
pers Attack General Lee A Scheme to
Aid the Insurgents Aggresslvo Policy
Proposed Other Cuban News.
New York, Juno 25. The Sun's Ha
vana dispatch says : The Cuban gen
eral, Chueco Monteagndo, has begun to
take retaliatory measures against the
Spaniards for the outrages committed
in Santa Clara province. Monteagndo
for more than three months past has
boon asking permission from General
Gomez to retaliate against the Span
iards, and at lust General Gomez gave
his permission. Monteagudo warned
tho Spaniards to stop their inhuman
conduct, and the answer came in the
form of a raid upon a Cuban hospital
and the murder of a sick Cuban officer
and two nurses.
Monteagndo then prepared an am
bush for the Spaniards near Palo Prieto,
and tho enomy fell into it. A captain
and 17 soldiers were killed and !i(3 men
taken prisoners. Monteagudo hanged
the prisoners on tho spot.
"If y6u do not treat us as belliger
ents," ho wrote again to tho Spanish
Commander at Santa Clara, "and if you
continue to murder our prisoners, wc
will treat yon as bandits.'- This is the
beginning of a teriib.o retaliation which
General Wcyler's methods have pro
voked and which will soon extend to al
La Lucha published another bittei
editorial against Consul General Lee,
who is said by that nowspapcr to bo a
duueo, maliciously opposing tho Span
ish government. Weyler and his friends
here hope that a campaign through the
press against General Leo will induce
tho American government to recall him
General Lee pays no attention to the
attacks, and is not disturbed in the
least by tho threats of tho Spanish news
papers. TO FREE CUBA.
Tho Insurgent Army to no Furnished
With Abuudaut Supplies.
New York, Juno 25. A meeting of
prominent Cubans, presided over by
Delegate Tomas Estrada Palma, was
held last night at the Astor House, and
was largely attended by planters, mer
chants and others having property oi
interests in Cuba. Tho meeting, which
was private, had for its object the
agreement upon a plan for raising,
within a short time, the necessary funds
to carry on a decidedly vigorous cam
paign against tho Spanish government
in Cuba next winter in case tho abso
lute independence of tho island is not
by that time established.
It was snggested and approved that
in addition to the usual voluntary
monthly contribution to the revolution
ary funds an extra subscription should
bo started among Cubans in tho United
States and abroad for tho purpose of
raising a sum of money sunicient to
pnrchaso and send to the patriot army
within three months' time all tho re
sources which in tho ordinary courso of
affairs would bo shipped to them during
an entire year. Tho plan, in short, is
to make ono great effort to anticipate
one year's supplies, so that tho Cuban
army may nndertako an aggressive pol
icy, instead of following tho present
tactics, which a lack of sufficient sup
plies compels it to observe.
BATTLE WITH THE INSURGENTS.
Ofllclal Accounts Mnko It Kmy Tor tho
Havaka, June 25. Colonel Agnileras,
with n column of troops and acting in
conjunction with tho local guerrilla
force uud garrison of Madruga, has
been engaged with nn insurgent force,
under tho leadership of Aranguren,
which was entrenched iu tho Sierra do
Grille, near Madruga. in this province.
Tho Spanish troops, tho official report
says, successively dislodged, the insur
gents from all tho positions occupied by
the latter, until tho enemy reached
Abro del Cafo, whero tho insurgents
mado a determined stand. Eventually
the insurgents were also dislodged from
that placo and tho Spanish troops de
stroyed' tho onemy'B camp.
The lighting, tho official report adds,
lasted from 3 o'clock in tho afternoon
.until 7 o'clock at night. The insur
gents, in retreating, loft 10 men killed
on tho field and tho government force
lost ono nontenant and 15 afildicrs killed
and ono major, ono captain and liili sol
Dispatches from Cicnfuegos, Santa
Clara, say that activo operations of tho
Spanisl troops have compelled many
insurgents with their families to Rook
refuge in tho Spanish lines.
Mr. Woodford Getting l'oiuters.
Washington', June 25. Stewart L.
Woodford had an interview with the
president yesterday respecting his mis
sion to Spain. Ho will not leave for
Madrid beforo tho latter part of July
aud will spend tho time from now on
in acquiring an accurate knowledge of
tho present state of our relations with
Spain. Mr. Calhoun is still in Wash
ington and probably will confer with
English, Ind., Juno 25. During a
stoma horo tho courthouso was ugain
struck by lightning aud rent from top
to bottom. Tno loss may reach $10,000.
CONFEDERATE VETERANS PARADE.
More Thau 10,000 of Them in tho Proces
sion ut Nnshvllle.
Nashville, June 25. The parade of
the United Confederate Veterans yes
terday, in which more than 10,000 vet
erans took part, was the largest in tho
history of tho organization, and one of
tho greatest every seen in this city.
The regular and special trains arriving
in the morning brought thousands of
people from towns in Tenuesseo and
other states, aud thousands moro came
to the city in wagons and on horsoback
from points in tho country around
Nashville. The streets wero densely
crowded, and every available place
from which a view of tho procession
could be obtained was occupied long
beforo the order to march was given.
The parade was headed by a detach
ment of police, commanded by Chief
Clark. Then camo General Jackson
and his staff. General John B. Gordon,
tho commander-in-chief of the United
Confederate Veterans, and his staff fol
lowed close t ehind. Each division was
headed by the general iu command, and
tho sponsors and maids of honor rodo in
open carriages, which wero decorated
with fiugs. There were a number of
bands in the parado, and tho airs ren
dered by them wero followed by loud
applauso from tho spectators. Tho stars
and stripes aud the Confederate flag
wero conspicuous on tho long line, that
reached fiom tho public square to the
centenn-ul exposition gates.
The procession was composed of tho
South Carolina, Nortli Carolina, Mis
souri, Kentucky, Maryland, Indian Ter
ritory, New York, District of Columbia,
Illinois, Arkansas, Virginia, Texas,
Louisiana, Gcorciu, Alabama, Florida,
Mississippi and Tenues!ce divisions of
Confederate veterans, sons of Confeder
ate soldiers, Troop A, Savannah hus
sars, United Daughters of tho Confed
eracy, tho sponKors for tho different
states and their maids of honor, the de
tachment of police. Rain fell at inter
vals during tho procession, though this
caused only a brief halt. Tho paiado
was a great success.
In tho afternoon tho veterans attend
ed n jubilee iu the auditorium at the
exposition, and last night there was
fireworks and a special program of
music at tho exposition.
Mahdlsts Wipe Out tho Kxpcdltlon of
Brussels. Juno 25. Tho Reforme
says it learns from a good source that
the entire Dhanis expedition to tho
headwaters of tho Nile, including Baron
Dhanis himself, has been massacred.
Baron Dhanis last year enlisted 0,000
men in tho Congo Freo State to take
part in a secret expedition. Tho British
government allowed a number of its
hussar troops to join tho expedition,
but it otlicnilly denied that an Anglo-
Belcian movoment had been concerted
against the Mahdists. The general im
pression, however, was that this force
was intended to act in conjunction with
the Anglo-Egyptian expedition up the
Nile and take tho Mahdists between
two fires, and evontually complete tho
recouquest of the Soudaji.
In August last Baron Dhanis was re
ported to havo arrived at Lado, north
of the territory of tho Congo Free State,
on the White Nile, aud some 1125 miles
north of the Victoria Nyanza. It was
then understood that tho Dhanis expe
dition would push on northward iu tho
direction of Khartoum.
Early iu December last it was report
ed that tho expedition had met with
disaster and that Bnron Dhanis had
been killed. Later it was authorita
tively stated that thero was no ground
for tho report and that when last heard
from in September, tho baron was at
Stanley Falls. 000 miles from tho near
est dervish forces.
Baron Dhanis was born in Loudon,
March, 1S02, of a Belgian father and a
mother of English extraction. Ho was
educated in Scotland and in Belgium
and entered the military school at Brus
sels in lb82.
ChrUt:au Endeavor Olllccrs.
Indianapolis, Juno 25. Tho Chris
tian Endeavor conference of tho Ger
man Evangelical church for Indiana,
Ohio and Kentucky concluded its ses
sion yesterday evening with tho elec
tion of tho following officers : Presi
dent, F. L. Dorn, Hamilton, O. ; vice
president, John Hoffman, Middletown,
O. ; secretary, Miss Mary Dietz, New
port, Ky. ; treasurer, Louiso Reick,
Newport. Ky. Executive committee:
Emma Schantz, Dayton, O. ; Otto Ful
graff, Indianapolis j F. Keller, Conners
villo, Iud. The next meeting will bo
held at Viucennes, Ind., at tho same
time next year.
Hot Weather in Kansas.
Kansas City, Juno 25. Tho most in
tense heat that has prevailed in central
Kansas for several years has bosu ex
perienced for tho p.ist four days, tho
thermometer averaging 100, and finally
reaching 10-1. Many prostrations nmong
farmers havo been reported, and at
some points farmers havo been com
pelled to abandon their harvest work.
In tho neighborhood of Lamed it was
hot enough to curl tho leaves of vege
tables. Muher and Sharlioy Will Fight.
Npw Youk, Juno 25. Articles for a
fight to a, finish between Potcr Mahor
and Thoma's Sharkey woro drawn up nt
tho office of The Police Gazetto yester
day and subsequently signed in Jorsoy
City by representatives of tho two
heavyweights. Tho fight will bo beforo
tho club offering tho best terms and for
a sido bot of $5,000.
1111 I I I !
Every president of tho United States
has been either u lawyer or a soldier or
Official? of the United Mine
Workarsof America IVleot.
MINING RATE TO BE CONSIDERED.
Action on Other Important Matters Will
lie Taken -An Old Veteran Mysteriously
Mlsslug Fall From a WindowChild
Dragged to Deuth Death Under an En
gineOther Ohio State News.
Columbus, O., Juno 25. Tho national
executive board of tho United Mine
Workers cf America is holding a session
at their headquarters in this city for
the purpoiso of considering the coal con
ditions iu the various districts. The'
board is mado up of President Hatch
ford, Vice President Kane, Secretary
Pearco of the national organisation,
President Farms, Fred Dilcher and R.
L. Davis of Ohio ; Patrick Dolan, presi
dent of the Pittsburg district ; W. G.
Knight, president of tho Indiana dis
trict, nnd J. H. Kennedy of Indiana ;
H. Stephenson of West Virginia and J.
H. Caraon, president of the Illinois dis
trict. Tho meeting is being held with closed
doors, but President Ratchford said
that they would consider all matters re
ferred to them by th- late national con
vention, which vili, of courso, include
the proposition to demand a rate of (i!)
cents per ton for all coal dug in tho
Pittsburg district, and other districts in
the samo ratio, making tho rate in Ohio
(iO cents per ton.
They, of courso, were not willing to
give out any intimation as to what
action would take placo on that im
portant matter, as it involve the coal
supply of tho country to a large extent.
It is known, howover, that tho Pitts
burg operators are having coal dug at
the rate of 51 cents per ton and that a
majority of them aro working at that
rate. Just what bearing this will have
on tho conferenco could not bo ascer
tained, but it is certain to be important.
An Old Veteran Mysteriously Missing.
Lisbon, O., Juno 25. Joseph Alberts,
a veteran soldier and well known citi
zen, has been mysteriously absent for
10 days. After drawing his quarterly
pension, he declared his intention of go
ing to Alliance to bo examined for an
increase. He fulfilled his intention, but
has not since been seen or heard from.
As ho had considerable money with
him, foul play is suspected. Ho is not
a drinking man, and a systematic
search for him is being mado through
out this section of tho state.
Injured Wh lo Asleep.
Ripley, O., June 25. Joel Gar
Strang, employed by Captain Elijah
Matthews on his farm, went to sleep
while sitting iu a window Tuesday
night. During tho night ho fell from
the window to tho pavement, a distance
of 85 feet, whero ho lay bleeding and
unconscious until picked up in tho
morning. An examination revealed
that botli arms and one leg were broken
and that he hud sustained internal in
juries. Child Dragged to Death.
New Hope, O., Juno 25. Mark
Heekin, the 11-year-old boii of Andrew
Heekin, while driving a cow, tied a
rope which was attached to the cow's
horns around his body. Tho animal
started to run dragging tho boy along
tho pike for about a half mile.' Ho was
terribly mangled and bruised about tho
body, besides sustaining a broken arm
and being badly cut on tho head. His
recovery is impossible.
Aged Lady Injured.
Napoleon, O., Juno 25. Mrs. Adam
Cunningham of this place by mistako
entered a door leading to tho cellar and
was seriously injured. Sho fell a dis
tauco of 12 feet, alighting on a brick
floor with much force, sustaining a
fractured arm, and many bruises about
the faco aud body. Mrs. Cunningham
is 74 years of age, and it is feared is fa
Crushed Under a Locomotive Tender.
Nouwalk, O., Juno 25. William
Whidden, an employe of tho Lako
Shore shops, this city , was fatally in
jured yesterday. Ho was at work un
der a locomotive tender when tho jack
gave way, letting it down on his head
and shoulders, crushing his skull iu a
A Haby's ltibs Hroken.
Zanesville, O., June 25. A post
mortem examination over tho remains
of tho 4-niouths-old baby of William
Russell of this placo showed that its
mouth had been burned with something
like lyo, and that seven ribs had been
Killed by tho Cnrs.
Salem, O., Juuo 25. Joseph Zim
merman of this city was killed at Louis
ville yesterday, while- trying to board a
juoro 'lVoumo tror Spain.
Madrid, Juno 25. Disturbances havo
taken placo at Ovoido, capital of tho
Spanish proviuco of that uamo. The
gendarmes who wero dotailod to sup
press tho disorder fired upon tho rioters,
killed two workmen and wounded five .
others. A renewal of tho disturbance '
An old xulp of civility says, " '0?ia uo
less disrespectful to bitp tho nail, of
your thumb by way of scdm or derision,
and drawing your nail from betwixt
your teeth, to tell them that you value
not this what they can do."