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MARIETTA DAILY LEADER.
VOL. II. NO. 128.
MARIETTA, OHIO, FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1896.
PRICE ONE CENT.
Several nundrcd People Killed
and Many Wounded.
Millions of Dollars Worth
of Property Destroyed
By the Most Terrible Cyclone in
the History of the Country.
St. Louis Devasted and East St. Louis,
111., Partially in Ruins.
Many ot tho Best Blocks of the Mound
City Shuttered The Convention Hall
k Wrecked The Great, Kods Brldgo
Undly Daraagod Many
jLd Steamers Wrecked.
St. Louis, May 23. In that portion
of St. Louis south of tho Iron Mountain
tracks and cast of Sixth street to tho
river tho sceno wa's frightful, but it
was nothing to compare with tho sceno
along tho levee, Broadway and the
side streets. Every house had rela
tives and friends among tho dead and
injured. Husbands, fathers and broth
ers worked at night in the freight
houses, on tho boats and cars,
and as thoso could not bo found
tho anguish of tho mothers, sis
ters and other relatives was
lionrtrendlnir. Thcv would run from
ono temporary morgue to another, and
in Komo instances push asldo dead bod
ies in order to attempt to identify their
relatives, and when founU their cries
would molt a heart of stone. Mother
would behold the distorted features of
an only son, while at another placo
some other member would find, a miss
ing father, brother or daughter. Miss
Dean sat speechless in tho car stables,
while her dead father lay on
somo 6traw at her feet Her
mother was not far away and her
two younger brothers lay mangled
upon a door nearby. It was an awful
spectacle, but it was duplicated over1
and over again. To add to the distress
thero was no light of any kind to bo
had. Several men guarded a number
of bodies in tho roadway, and
oftlimes tho sole survivor of ono
These are some of our Unsurpassed Bar-pains for this week:
Slfi H ' Men's AU Wo1 Suits in Bluo
M" ' Scotch Tweeds, light, medium
fit and finish first class in every respect.
Equal to tho best $10.00 Suit shown elsewhere. All wo ask Is to
come in and be convinced yourself. This lot comprises plain and
fancy strictly All Wool Cheviots, Worsteds, Casslmeres, Homespuns and Tweeds,
Elegantly made and, trimmed. '
Si 10 00 We wil1 sel1 you a Suit e1ual t0 ay snown elsewhere for $ 12.00
plv.UU or $13 00 rr-jje materials are the choicest produced by all tho re
nowned looms, and from every point of view they aro garments such as fastidi
ous dressers are wont to wear.
Long Pant- nits
Sl4 00 V Sul mado trom Blue and Blac, and Fancy Cheviot?, stylishly cut,
M u V other stores sell them at ?0. 00.
Tlfi 00 Elfigant, Suits,' sizes IS to 19 years, made from the choicest fabrics,
N"" w perfect fit; none as good elsewhere under $8.50. .
Very cholco Suits, the very best fabrics on the market; superb
in every v?ay, the newest styles and designs; others sell them at $10.00
SllQr't Fiit Srtits
$ "7C Double Breasted Suits, strictly all wool materials, in light and
w daric mixtures, also plain blue.
&n Fv" Double Breasted Suits, sizes 4 to 14, very noblty, elegantly finish
vp J . J J ed. in-m-B . others sell at S8.50.
cd; same as others sell at
Double Breasted Suits,
Sailor Styles, all the latest
tail; others'sell them at 85.00.
The largest and most complete-line of
BOYS? SHIBT WAJESTS
j jf j
A full and
Give ws a trial.
, VuV"Wi WVlnW. ? H.Wryp!
Cor. Front and.Butler sts,,
family watchca-overtno remains 01 tno
mutilated dead of somo neighboring
family in darkness and all alone.
Mothers, slstor's, fathers and brothers,
somo crying, others suppressing all
emotion, dug for hours through tho
.debris at tho Vandalla freight
depot and other places in
a vain attempt to extrlcato
somo loved ono burled there. Hun
dreds oi people worked about tho yards
south of tho bridge and many waded
through water and slush in tho ruins
of tho Martoll and Tremont hotels. At
nearly every step they encountered
dead bodies, but in their anxiety they
passed them in their search for tho
wounded. At fo.ir o'clock Thursday
morning It was estimated that 200 arc
dead and 400 aro wounded in East St.
Louis and XA persons aro dead in tho
city of St. Louis.
Tho list of tho dead and Injured on
tho cast sldo of tho river will not bo
complete until hours of daylight per
mit effective search oi tno ruins.
Enough is known, however, to show
that more lives have been lost than up
on tho-westsido. Tho injured range in
tho hundreds. Perhaps tho most im
nrcsslvo cvldenco of tho storm clouds'
forco is to bo seen In tho wrench of tho
eastern end of tho Eads bridge. Thero
the tornado dealt with stono masonry.
It woro oil and tumbled down tons up?
on tons of this masonry beginning
with the big eastern pier and extend;
ing to tho foot of tho incline,
tho cloud cut off' tho upper part of
the structure as If it had been a flimsy
trestlo instead of a structure of world
wide famo for massivencss. What tho
tornado did to tho Eads bridge will not
bo believed unless tho eyes seo it.
Firo added much to tho loss on account
of down wires, wild currents of elec
tricity, crushed buildings. All con
tributed to this element of destruction.
Tho alarm system was paralyzed. Ap
proaches wero blocked. A 8200,000
conflagration followed by a dozen
lesser fires in East St Louis. A mill
was burned and other considcrablo
losses wero sustained. Tho hurricane
from tho northwest camo boforo tho
business center of tho city had began to
send its workers to its homes. Service
on most of tho street car lines was sud
denly suspended. A thousand electric
cars stood dark and deserted on tho
tracks while men and women toiled
homoward through the rain.
Three boats of tho Anchor lino wero
in port. These wero. tho City of Mon
roe, which was ready to leave for New
Orleans. Sho had a largo crow and
about thirty-flvo passengers. Sho was
badly wrecked in her upper works,
taken across tho river where- sho
lodged at Choteau avenue. It was
reported that her passengers and
crew were safe. The other two boats
wero tho City of Cairo and tho
Arkansas City. They wore moored at
tho foot of.Ghot.cau avenue and Carroll
and Black Cheviots, Casslmeres, and
and dark colors. Linings, trimmings,
Including Reefer, Prince. Innerlala and
spring patterns, faultless in every de
' ' f ' '
in Marietta at
25c, 5,Oc and 75c
complete line of - :
ioill save you money K
Old P, p. Buildi
streets respccXtvoTy. They wero torn
loose and no intolllgcnco was received
from thorn up to midnight. Being
temporarily out of commission, they
had but few employes aboard. .This
company also had a number of barges
torn away and probably sunk. Tho
St. Louis and Mississippi Valley Trans
portation Co. had two boatB, tho Ex
porter and Harvester, tho best of tho
line, sct'adrlft Ono of the boats was
reported to bo sunk at the foot oi Ar
senal street. Tho Henri Lowrey, of
this lino, was left at tho wharf, but it
is damaged. No information concern
ing tho employes could bo obtained.
Tho tug Rescues No. 2, belonging to the
Wiggins Forry Co., was reportcd'to bo
sunk ot tho foot of Olivo street
Reported, but'not verified, that 75 pa
tients woro killed in the collapse of a
wing of tho city hospital and that 00
workmen woro killed In tho wreck of
LigRCtt & Myers' citrarotte factory.
Fifty tenement houso residents at Sev
enth and Hutger streets, and 25 em
ployes of Eppstcln & Co., wholesale
liquor house, aro also reported killed.
A detailed statement of the damage
to buildiugs is yet impossiblo to obtain.
Hundreds of residences all over the
city wero cither totally wrecked or
badly damaged, and even tho staunch
est buildings in tho city succumbed to
the fury of tho gale. Every flagstaff
on tho Auditorium building, whoro the
republican convention will bo hold was.
broken and tho polo on which the stars
and stripes so proudly waved an hour
boforo was blown off and tho flag ripped
into shreds. The oast roof of tho build
ing was blown off. The flying boards
shattered windows within a radius of
150 feet Tho plaster on the roof was
carried away. This caused many holes
and crevices, through which the water
poured and submerged the floor of the
building. There is not much left oi
tho roof at best, and it will have to be
replastered and rcpapered. A couple
of roof joists went through thq south
wall of tho building, tearing in their
path a spaeo of four by fifteen feet
and tills was not through windows,
but the holld portion of tho wall.
These two joists hung threateningly,
and wero removed after the storm had
abated. A 20-foot section of tho west-
or n wall of tho city jail blow down, ex-.
posing tho interior. It was in the ex-,
orciso hour, and nearly two hundred
prisoners were in tho "bull ring."
They woro too frightened to run, al
though escape would have been easy.
Instead, they set up a yell of terror
and voluntarily sought shelter in their
The building on tho corner of Second
and Pino streets was blown clear over passable. This, with tho total extinc
and its , contents blocked the street, i tion of tho electric lights, rendered it
Thero is a telegraph polo sticking
through a window of the old post office
in Third street.
A man was mashed almost to death
at tho levee and Locust street A mass
of bricks fell upon him as
he was fleeing to shelter. .. An
ambulance was summoned and ho
was sent to tho city dispensary,
in an unconscious condition. Perin &
Smith's printing establishment, on the
southwest corner of Second and Vine
streets, was blown Into tho middlo of
-the streot, being totally demolished.
The east wall of tho saloon at COO Carr I 'it was with great difficulty that podes
street.was blown onto B. Colombani's trians wended their way along tho
bakery. At Seventh and Chouteau ave
nue a cabman was blownf rom his cab
and almost instantly killed.
Three strides of the Coe Manufactur
ing Co. 's building, 0th and Gratiot, and
nearly half of Wainwright's brewery
were blown down. The Sumner high
school, 11th and Spruco streets: T. T.
McDermott's saloon, llth and Gratiot;
Hotel Emmet, on tho opposite corner;
Joro Sheyan's livery stable, llth and '
Walnut, and Dr. Enno Sanders Mineral ,
Co., 12.-)-129 South llth street wero un
roofed. The engineer at tho xEtna '
Iron works, 21st and Papln '
streets, was almost instantly
killed. Tho walls blow in and
he was scalded to death by steam. Tho
Consolidated ,wiro worlds, Twenty-first
and Papln streets, was almost totally
wrecked. One of tho boilers blow up
and tho cyclone did the rest. Tho
great plant was almost wholly demol
ished. Tho tornado seemed to take
a northwOsterly courso from Four
teenth and Gratiot streets to Jefferson
avenue and Pine. "A"s the storm cut
through tho railroad 'yards back of
tho Union station it turned over
any number of freight and passen
ger cars and carrledi away tho
northwest corner of tho Union depot
grain elevator. Thls 'elevator is' one of
the largest in tho city, and as tho
wreckage camo down It crashed
through tho roofs of half dpzen de
serted shanties. As tlib sj.prm came on
in ifS fury It struck; v ho saloon at
Twenty-first street arid Clark avenue,
owned bj' a man known o ho. police
as "Stevo Jfyrbdfo.' Tho whole east
wall of that th'reo-story brick struc
ture was carried away, but as it fell It
caught tho heavy-llnea of electric wires
and snapped them each in twain. Then
camo the crash, which buried two
Next tp tho Baloon is Mr Gunn's
grocery store, mho anci uermio tyc
Kenna were there' alono, arid as they
were" standing speechless under the
fury of the storm, tho west wall ot
"Brodlo's" saloon came down through
tfce roof of tle grocery sore. The
women wero crushed. " The storm car
ried away tho fronts of thd brick
dwellings at 3035, 2037, 2030 and 3041
Clark avenue, but none of tho occupants
yer Injured. Everv tree was blown, po
the ground from Twenty-first "street, tp
Jefferson avonuo. Over In Chestnut
street a series of poles supporting
heavy telegraph wires fell to tho
streets 'Alfort' feltr'one'oE t&jftotfs
sbot1flwbu&a"t4 sl&bf 'cNqVao; of
tho Market street line, and knocked
one man .put of thq back. t His skull
vru Mf4 tt tfd bfokenp'd',ha was-
fetaken to. hla Home, in Connecticut av-
cnuc. The- car was wrecked.
Tho Planters' hotel lost sovoral hun
dred panes of glass. Every room In
tho west side of tho top floor was dam
aged. Tho ladies' ordinary at tho
Southern was damaged, the chef was
cut in tho head by pieces of glass and
four other persons wero Injured. Ev
ery electric light on tho court house
was extinguished. Tho oity hall win
dows aro all smashed. Olive street,
from Sixth to Fourteenth, is a mass of
wreckage. Broken glass and splintered
signs-cover the pavements. Tho net
work of live wires that dragged tho
ground free boded death to pedestrians.
The storm was in its glory as it swept
up Broad Twelfth street from Market
to Washington avenue. Not a street
sign was left in its placo and wagons
and vehicles wero blown up against
the store doors. St Patrick's church,
northwest cornor of Sixth and Blddla
streets, was badly damaged. Tho
steeple was demolished and three bells
fell into Biddle street, block
ing that thoroughfare. The or
gan loft and organ aro wrecked.
The church was erected about
fifty-four years ago at a cost of SSO,000.
The damage sustained will foot up in
the thousands. Sixth street, from
Biddle to O'Fallon, is comnjietcly
blocked with debris. Tho brick crown
ing of tho saloon building on tho
southwest corner of Sixth and Carr
streots blew off and struck a baker's
wagon, demolishing tho wagon and
fatally injuring tho boy who was driv
ing. The section of tho city lying south of
Choteau avenue was very badly dam
aged. Soulard market was destroyed,
and Lulu Stark, aged 20; Albert Berg,
aged 04, and Philip Stru'ble, aged 10
years, who were taking shelter under
a porch, wore burled under the ruins.
They were rescued alive but severely
At about five p. m. the wind levelled
to the ground tho four-story sone
front building 1700 South ilroadway,
and Louis Ottnad, president of tho
Louis Ottnad Furniture Co., John
Bcrges and Gustav Lestner, bookkeep
er, wero buried in the ruins. The lat
ter was rescued after an hour's hard
work by tho police and volunteers. He
was severely bruised and his right arm
At Chouteau and South Jefferson
avenue, and the streots to the south
cast of them, tho scene of destruction
was appalling. Many houses wore re
duced to piles of brick and lumber, tho
fronts of others were torn off and tho
resulting debris joined with tho poles
and wires to render tho roadway inl
impossiblo to reach the injured with
the ambulance or to convey tho killed
to tho morgue.
The scene on Grand avenue from the
fair grounds to Carondelot after the
storm resembled tho thoroughfare of a
besieged city after a heavy bombard
ment by tho enemy's guns. Tho street
was strewn from ono end to the other
with wholo trees and broken branches,
broken telegraph, telephone and elec
tric light poles that made trafllc of
every kind both tedius and dangerous
in the darkness amid fallen wires, and
sidewalks, which aro strewn with de
bris of every description.
Chouteau avenue and Papin street,
as far west as Jefferson avenue, suf
fered tremondously. The streets and
pavements were covered with broken
wires, timbers and glass. Thero was
hardly a houso or storo on either street
that was not damaged in one way or
another. Tho building of Schicklc,
Harrison and Howard, at Twelfth and
Chouteau avenue, was badly demolished.
The sheds and smoke stacks were com
pletely blown down. Gieren's drug
store, at tho northwest corner of
Twelfth and Chouteau avenue, was
gutted. The Sawyor Manufacturing
Co., 1810 Chouteau avenue, was entirely
As morning broke the citizens of
East St Louis ' began the work of
searching in tho ruins for bodies, and
tho wholo forco of police and firemen
was engaged In tho same task. Noth-,
ing but estimates is yet available, but
tho information at hand justifies the
belief that between 150 and 200 persons
lost their lives, and S750.00Q worth of
property was destroyed by Wednesday
night's stprm or by tho fierce wind
which followed. Tho destruction by
tho wind occupied but a few minutes.
At 11 o'clock Thursday morning 122
dead bodies had, been found in East St
Louis. Of these 85 wero identified and
havo been taken care of by their
friends. The destruction to property
in East St. Louis Is estimated at over
82,000,000. At noon Thursday a mass
meeting was held in the Merchants'
exchange to doviso ways and means to
alleviate tho suffering caused-by tho
flood an4 wind storm. Committees
woro appointed to soUclt subscriptions,
but no outsido assistance will be
J"ar down along the levee from the.
brjdgo wrecks o steamboats are found,
and tho following boats aro known to
Have Tieen sunki S. C. Club, Henry
Sockman, tug Rescue,. Mulllkcn,
Christy, Wiggins, 'Mcdttl... All the.
wharves aro gono and the Church fer
ry was the only boat not damaggd.
At poon 50 identified and 10 unidenti
fied bpdies had been received at the.
morgue. There are, of course, many
0tfyei s at uridortatynrf es'tamjihmeofc.
Xy. East St Lpuis Is; now jretty, c?f
tain that nearly, two hundred pe'ruona
lost -their lives, Alt east or west
bound trains from Missouri and I1I-,
now art Hours behind time pn account,
ot ijQ,lfl.9cliade..'or the Eads, bridge..
There Is jon? relief to the anxiety, ot
frledf'fry' the knowledge' that most ot
the' steamboats havo been'WpoHed. m$
at anchor with .Wr"KeTr'paTsorieexs.
Tlio ajialotyv ot hundreds of mothers
. Absolutely Pure.
A cream of tartar Halting Powder. HlKhen
of all In leavenlnp strength Latest tnlteo
Statet Government Food Iteport.
Royai, Baking Powdek Co , 106 Wall St. lO
was relieved at, 5:30 o'fcloelc when tho
steamer Grand Republic anchored nt
tho foot of Olivo street
Owing to the Wreck of the Exposition.
Building and tho Wigwam, at St. Loals,
It May lie Held In Chicago.
Chicago, May 28. Tho republican
national convention may bo held In
this city next month. Architect Adler,
who is tho architect of tho St. Louis
wigwam, where tho convention was to
have been held, received word Thurs
day from that city that both tho
wigwam and tho exposition build
ing wero so badly damaged
that to repair either placo before Juno
10, the dato set fortho convention,
would bo a physical impossibility. Tho
Illinois state central commltteo was
therefore called into session and Chi
cago will bo tendered to Chairman Car
ter, of the national republican commit
tee, as tho place to hold the republican
"TIME TO QUIT JESTING.
With That ltumiirk Ilantlolph GagE
TnnitK Haute, Ind., May US. All
Tcrro Haute is grieved over the death
of Mr. Randolph Gagg, who suddenly
expired Tuesday morning, nis funeral
will take place Thursday.
He was joking with members of his
family two minutes before his death.
Suddenly he placed his hand over his
heart and said: "It is timo to quit jest
ing now." Before his wife could reach
his side he had breathed his last. He
was ono of the oldest merchants in tho
to Have Been Nearly Destroyed by
Evaks villi:, Ind., May 2S. This city
gpt tho tail end of tho storm that did
so much damage through Illinois. No
damage in the city is reported. News
from Oakland City, Ind., says that.city
was nearly destroyed, and another
from Mt Vernon, Ind., says that town
was badly damaged, with two, and
perhaps more, fatalities.
Ilush II111, Bio., Destroyed by a Tornado.
Chicago, May 28. Word reached the
Chicago and Alton railroad office Wed
nesday evening that a cyclone had de
molished the village of Rush Hill, Ma,
12 miles from Mexico, in Audrain
county. The cyclone struck the town
a few minutes before four o'clock, and
blew down tho sehoolhouse, crushing
tho Inmates. Tho report was to tho
effect that 50 pupils had been killed
and a number injured.
Iloasca Unroofed at Howling Green.
Bowling Gkecn, Ky., May 2a The
mouth of Jasper neighborhood, this
county, was visited by a terrific cy
clone about 2 o'clock Thursday morn
ing. Several houses were unroofed
and orchards and forests laid waste.
Tho damage to fruit trees will reach
thousands of dollars In this county.
No fatalities aro reported yet, but sev
eral parties wore slightly Injured.
Darbcr Commits Suicide.
Muncie, Ind., May 28. Charles E.
Harris, aged 30 years, a barber by
trade, committed suicido Wednesday
afternoon by taking morphine at his
home, and was found in a dying condi
tion by his wifo. He was despondent
because he was out of work. He had
brothers In Harts ville, Ind., Detroit
and Kansas. Tho remains will bo
taken to Hartsville.
The Storm Visits Franklin, O. .
Franklin, O., May 28. A heavy
windstorm swept over this plaqe be
tween 12 and3 o'clock Thursday morn
ing. Electric light wires wero blown
down, trees, uprpoted and fruit trees
ruined. The Eagle mill's roof was
damaged to a considerable extent The
people were badly scared. One man in
tho country climbed down his well to
Barn droit bj'lncenifiarlei.
GALLirons, O., May 28. The largo
barn of Isaac Boatman was fired by In
cendiaries, and valuable farm imple
ments, besides hay and corn, wero de-f
Two Brothers Shot From Ambush.
MiDDLESBono, Ky., May 28. Georgo
and Ilustin Greene wero shot from am
bush In Hancock county, Tenn., 20
miles from here. Thero is no clow to
Colqmbus Board o Trade Acts
poLUmusl O., May 28. A meeting ot
the local board of trade was held
Thursday afternoon and action taken
looking to. the relief ot the St Louis
sufferers, . i . ..
,. MayorXUen's- ottti.
CflL'uiriJC; 0,, May 2$.Mavor, Allen,
pi thU olty,." ttlfigriphe'd to Mayor Wal-i
b'rUlffQ. of Sis Louiev offering any. J
sistance In his power that1 migSvbi
heeded. ' ,
Arrival and Depanuro of Trains,
Depart 0:00 a. m., 10:10 a. m., 2:00 rta 4:5J
p. m 7:00 p. m., ll :23 p. mi
AiuirvE 8:05 a. m., 8:10 a. m., 12:2J, p. ra.. 4:
p. tn 6:40, p. m., 8:55 p. m.
T. &O.C. EX.
Leave 2.10 p.m., 0:00, 4:co a.m
AnnrvB 4:1', 12:15 p m. 7:80 a .
C. &. M.
Leave 6:23 a.m. 3:tsp.a
AniirvE ii:i5 a.m., 7:0! p. m
z & o
Leave '......'6:20 a.m., 2:40 p. id
arrive 10:40 a.m., 6:65 p.m
O. R. R. R. (Eastern Time.)
Socrn 10:25, 2:t0 a.m.; 7:!6p.m
Koiith litis p. m.i 3:40, 7:23 a.m
Too many of them; down
goes the price for one
week. From May 29th to
June 5 you can buy any
of our 25c waists for 19c;
any of our 50c and 75c
waists for 38 cents. (,
i . Men's Suits
f Crash Suits the coolest
f suit known, and universal
f ly worn,- priee $5.00. If
? you want a nice suit for a
t littlo money see our $6.50
P. S. Boys
of trousers to
son we carry
f tion suits, two pair of
$ trousers to each suit, and
f cap to match; price 65 00
Seed Dealer Assign.
Chicago, May 28. Tho Northnjp,
Braslan, Goodwin Co. made an assign
ment Thursday in tho county court.
Tho deed of assignment is silent re
garding the liabilities, and places tho
assets at 100,000. Tho company Is oaa
of tho concerns engaged in tho seed
business here and In tho west, with
head offices in St Paul.
Heavenly Tent Demolished,
Elwood, Ind., May 28. A terrible)
wind storm swept over this city and vi
cinity for an hour Wednesday night,
and a fall of 20 degrees In tho temper
ature was recorded. Considerable dam
age was done. Light f ramo buildings
were blown down, and tho merry-goo
round and "heavenly recruit" tents
Flano Firm Foils.
New York, May 28. Henry W. K.
Wilson was Thursday appointed tem
porary receiver for Glldcmleater and
Kroeger, Incorporated, pianos, in pro
ceedings for voluntary dissolution of
tho concern. The company was,lncor
porated in 1S91 with a capital of S40,
000. Assets, S100,000j liabilities, 8100,-
lip Swallowed Bforphlnc.
La Porte, Ind., May 28. John Sher
man, of WolcoVyillei committed suicide
early Thursday rooming by taking
morphine. Ho awakened his family
before midnight, bado them farewell
and then swallowed the drug, death rc
sulting.jseverahqurs later. ta 4
A Tornado nt Lancaster Pa.
Lakcaster, Pa., May 2S. A tornado
struck Columbia, about ten miles from
here, Thursday afternoon about one
' o'clock. The puddling mill of tho Co- .
lumbla rolling mill was blown dpwnf
and thus far 15 men havo been taken
out, ono fatally hurt. A number of
others aro in tho ruins. Jphn Hughes,
engineer at the olectric light station,
was instantly killed. Great damage
was done to property.
Cincinnati Mayor's Message.
Cincinnati, May 38. Thursday
morning Mayor Caldwell sent oui tho
following telegram' to Maypr C. P.
Wnldridge, pf St Louis: "Sympathy
of all our citizens gees put to tho
stricken peoplo of St Louis. Anxious
tP render whatever, assistance we can.
Command me by wre, at once."
The Wind at Wlnch4Ur, Ind.
Wihcijestjsb, I3 May as.'-A high
Wind visited this locality Wednesday
night Trees and fences were blown
down and houses unroofed. A largo
plate. glass in tho Post Offlea block WM,
orokoa Into f ragmenta.