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1 THE ST. PAUL GLOBE.
A. Destructive Wind and Hail
Storm on Monday
Clear Lake, Wisconsin, Almost
Wiped Out of Existence.
Three Persons Killed and Numerous
Marine and Oneka, "Washington County, Have
a Touch of the Storm King.
Houses Unroofed. Barns Destroyed and Dcs- !
A. Total Destruction of Over naif a Million i
Dollars of Property.
|?pecla! Telegram to the Globe. 1
Cle.ui Lake, Wis., Sept. .■■— Twenty-four
hours a<j;o this was a thrifty village of 1,500 j
inhabitants. We had churches. schools, busi- (
ness houses and comfortable, happy homes. I
Now we arc in chaos. There is nothing but
ruin — ruin everywhere. The cyclone's !
breath has spirited away the roofs from o'er ;
our heads and laid three of our number dead
at our feet as a ghastly reminder of its ter- i
rible work. Last night at a few minutes j
after 0 o'clock, just as the villagers were sit
ting down to their evening meal, the wind
swooped down upon Clear Lake, set it
trembling for a moment and then scattered
It in a million fragments over a thousand :
fields. It seemed to those iv the midst of j
the catastrophe like from three to five mm- j
utes from the beginning to the end of the
blowing, but at such a time every moment j
seems an age, and probably the cyclone lasted I
not more than two minutes. It was mov
ing directly east, covered about half a mile,
and swept every tree, fence, haystack, house
and barn from its track. It even cut the
grass as clean as would a lawn mower.
During those awful momenta of suspense
one could not see a foot in front of one's i
face. When the storm had passed the streets :
were bo filled with debris that they were |
utterly impassable for teams, and footmen
could only g^t along by climbing from
timber to timber of the dismembered dwell
ings and business houses. Houses, barns,
smoke stacks, etc., were blown about iv
such a promiscuous manner that it seems like
a miracle that a score of people were not
killed outright, but a roll call to-night shows
only three dea<?.
Mrs. P. BurdicK the wife of the post
master, was lying o*n a lounge in her dwell
ing at the evil hour, and she was crushed by j
Willie Kavanagb, son of J. J. Kavanagh, j
and bookkeper for W. RJ Ingalls, was at work
at his desk in the store when the building
fell up-.*s*Tj[iu7* r '
A. 11. Saunders, a clerk in the same
establishment, was also found dead under
.Mr. Jacob Martin, living about three miles
southeast of town, had two children blown
from his house, and they have not yet been
At New Richmond a house was blown from
its foundation, and after the storm the babe
was found in the cellar with a trunk on it.
The child was not hurt, but the mystery is
how it got in the cellar.
A great many persons were more or less
seriously injured in Clear Lake village, but
it was difficult yesterday, in the generally
chaotic condition of things, to find out names
and nature of injuries.
Mr. B. W. Smith, a member of the firm of
Smith iV Lewis, coal and wood dealers of St.
Paul, was in their branch store at Clear Lake
at the time of the storm, and had a narrow
escape from death. He was standing near a
stove, and dodged or fell behind it when the
timbers began to fall. The latter fell against
the stove and formed a roof over Mr. Smith,
thus saving his life. He was bruised on the
nose and left arm. A peculiar freak was
played by the gtorm upon Mr. Smith's store.
It cut the building olf just under the second
floor :is clean as could have been done by a
good carpenter with a saw, and set the upper
story in the street. Nothing was injured in
this part of the house. Even the bed was as
neatly spread as if it had just been attended
to by a careful housewife. Two clerks in the
store with Mr. Smith escaped to the cellar
without being injured.
Waller Lewis, a clerk in the drug and jew
elry store of A. A. Briggs, was fastened
across a counter and seriously injured. His
face and bead were also terribly cut.
The Methodist, Congregational and Swed
ish Lutheran churches are in ruins.
The postollice building is a complete
W. C. Ingalls' general merchandise estab
lishment, together with a new stock of goods
valued at $10,000,18 razed to the ground.and
the goods are utterly ruined.
Other complete wrecks are:
W. C. MeCarty's merchandise establish
P. Bur '.. ■.'- billiard hall and iyejum,
A. A. Briggs 1 drug store,
11. A. Schulze's. general store,
A. Syme & Co.'s general store.
Smith «fc Lewis had three barns blown
down, and their store was wrecked as stated
above. Their loss is about $4,000.
John E. Glover's smoke stacks were blown
down, his planing and saw mills unroofed
and his lumber scattered to the four corners
of the earth. Mr. Glover estimates his loss
The buildings partially destroyed are:
E. T. Lotz's furniture store, J. Wall's
blacksmith shop. Church Bros.' wasron shop,
St. Charles hotel, Clear Lake house, A. Syms
& Co,'s stave sheds, Dr. Goodwin's office
and buildings of J. Rickers and J. C. Gillett.
Besides the foregoing, a large number of
bouses, generally dwellings, were reduced to
various stages of demoralization. The house
of Mrs. Clark, a widow, was torn all to pieces
and scattered about the streets. The lady
was fortunately away from home.
An illustration of the terrific force of the
■rind is found in the fact that 4x6 scantlings
' were driven through walls so rapidly that they
cut holes as smooth and commensurate with
the size of the missiles as bullets cut in pass
ii: g through wood.
Passing eastward, the storm did great
havoc in the agricultural region. At Clay
ton, three mites east Of Clear Lake, John A.
Humbert & Co.'s planing mills and lumber
were damaged $10,000.
John E. Glover's mills, as soon as repairs
can be made, will be set at work preparing
lumber for the rebuilding of Clear Lake vil
lage, and Mr. Glover bays no more orders j
will be filled for general customers until the j
villagers are safely under roofs again.
Bill Nye, the celebrated humorist, played
a tragic pirt in this storm. 'With his brother
Frank he was traveling by team, and was ;
three miles east of Clear Lake when the cy- ,
clone began its pranks. The humorist was
blown violently from his ' wagon and both
bones of his right leg were broken just be
low the knee. Trees and fences were flying
in the air on all sides, but neither of the
brothers was hit by them. The highway,
however, was impassable. On discovering
that his brother was disabled, Frank Nye
went to Clear Lake, secured a gang of men
with crosscut saws and axes and began cut
ting a passage way in pioneer fashion. They j
made a team road a mile and a half, but the
men became so exhausted they could go no
further with their work. Four of them then
walked the remainder of the distance and
carried Bill Nye on their shoulders to the
wagon. An hour later the wounded man
was borne into the office of Dr. Goodwin, of
Clear Lake, and the neglected leg set. It
was, therefore, six hours from the time of
the accident before the limb was given sur
gical attention and a good portion of this
time the gentle William was lying by the I
roadside alone. Bill Nye, however, will not I
down. He was brought to Hudson, his I
home, on the Omaha train late yesterday af- I
ternoon, and he was cracking jokes at the i I
train officials all the way. I
■William Kavanagh, who was killed, was
book keeper and general salesman for W. R. .
In gulls, and was about eighteen years of age. '
He was here in St. Paul last winter, where '
he attended the commercial college. The ;
deceased was the son of James Kavanagh,
brother of P. T. Kavanagh, of this city. The
latter received a letter from his brother,
which says: ''The cyclone struck the vil
lage a little before 6 o'clock this evening. ,
All the principal business houses are blown :
away, and hardly a house escaped more or
less damage. If this was all it would not be
quite so bad; but unfortunately there were !
three lives lost, one of whom was our dear :
son Willie. We have just recovered his body
from the ruins. I have not seen him yet. j
His body is sadly crushed, and friends are >
just now laying out and washing his body in
the wagon shop before taking him to his
On the St. Crolx.
[Special Correspondence of the Globe. |
Stillwateb, Sept 10. — On Tuesday even
ing about five o'clock a dark green cloud was
seen moving north and east of Stillwater, in
a continuous black wall some t^uty degrees
above the horizon, with serrated edges hang
ing downward, while above were parallel
belts of less density. The cloud struck all
with awe, but few thought that the storm
king was there in all his power. About ten
minutes past five there was a rapid move
ment of the cloud, and it burst with unex
ampled fury upon the country north and
west of this city. During the evening ru
mors began to circulate of the damage done.
coupled with loss of life, but so far there
have been no fatal results, although one or
two are very seriously injured, and 'quite a
number slightly. The miraculous escapes
were numerous, and the only wonder is, that
we have not to chronicle the dead by scores.
Yesterday morning a Gloke representa
tive left for Marine to see the real state of
affairs, as the rumors of the losses were so
various, and we wished to give a statement
to the public of things just as they are. So
far as this city itself is concerned, the wind
storm did little or no damage, except a little
to fences andto the tents at the fairgrounds.
The first intimation we had of the winds
fury was found at the ravine above the boom,
where several large trees wen; unloosed from
the sides of the cliff and precipitated into the
gully below, crushing in their descent some
telephone poles and breaking the wire, thus
cutting off communication with Marine.
About three miles from the city the path of
the cyclone could be easily seen, passing
from the southwest to the northeast, large
trees being cut off like pipe stems and
fences carried for rods. Corn was lev
eled, and wherever there was a hay or grain
stack it was partly demolished and carried
on the wings of the wind. But it was at
That the first great destruction was encount
ered. Here the storm did dire destruction,
but loss of life was happily averted. At 5:10
the cyclone struck the house in which were
Mrs. Whelan and three children. They were
at the time in the stone basement, and, by
the assistance of a railway employee, she got
out with her children and went to the barn,
the house having been raised from its foun
dation and part of it carried over 100 yards.
The kitchen, which stood to the north, was
lifted bodily some forty yards and dumped
in a heap and the stove was only partly
broken in the fall. A Swede boy was injured
severely by being struck by portions of the
flying debris. The stone basement, which
was well built and over two feet thick was
rent and shattered and may fall at any
moment. The 6ills of the building,
6x6, were lifted from their position and
hurled rods away. Several hogs were
killed in the yard by pieces of timber strik
ing them. The roof of the barn was lifted
like a piece of paper and broken into frag
ments, and part of the gables followed the
general ruin. The destruction was complete.
Mr. Whiten was picking up bits of his goods
in the fields far beyond, and sheaves of beau
tiful grain from his ricks could be found a
half a mile from their starting point.
The fury of the gale must have been some
thing awful. The foreman of the gang
working on the Wisconsin Central road near
Whelan's, was picked up, and although over
200 pounds in weight, was carried over 300
feet and set down in a cornfield, and only
had his ankle made a little lame. He said
that the wheelbarrows and scrapers were
overturned and went in all directions, while
the wagons with horses and drivers met the
same fate. One driver had his leg broken,
while others were badly bruised. One
wheeled scraper was lifted over a small ra
vine and taken a long distance to the woods
Near Mr. Whelan's several barns were un
roofed and otherwise damaged, and Mr.
Holihans' house was purtly off its foundation.
Mr. Fos3 has a small barn gone, and his
fences are made into kindling wood.
Near Mr. Foss' a new house built last
spring by Mr. Chas. Redeeu is completely
gone, and all the contents destroyed. His
barn also shared the same fate, and his con
dition is really pitiable.
Mr. Geo. Holberg has lost his barn, the
chimneys are off the house, which is badly
twisted. His straw is across the road, and
some large trees in his yard are torn up by
the roots. The cyclone here twisted in all
directions, some of the trees lying one way
and others another. ,
Swen Haslln bad his home moved three
feet from the foundation, his wood shed
gone and his buggy broke. His wagon and
horfct-a were picked up and carried mom 40
ST. PAUL. MINN., THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 11,1884.
yards and uninjured. He also bad a couple
of cows lifted up and one was hurt.
Sox Swenson bad a cow and barn carried
a long distance, and his corn crib has not
yet been found. The Bills of his barn SxS
and thirty feet long, was lifted some forty or
fifty feet. The storm was very severe here,
but as at other point?, only lasted a few min
utes. From this point to Marine we find but
little damage done. The cyclone appeared
to move in an erratic manner. Sometimes
you drive half a mile and not sea a single
sign of the storm, then you come to_ dire
(list ruction. But we at last come to the out
skirts of the
TOWN OP MARINE,
and here we have a sight that will never be
forgotten. This pretty town of 800 inhabit
ants has very few bouses that have not been
damaged in some manner. The destruction
to property is estimated at from $75,000 to
$80,000, and the stoppage of the regular avo
cations of the people will swell the amount
considerably. The sight beggars description.
In all directions the large trees, for which
the town is noted, can be seen twisted and
beut,the sidewalks in places lifted bodily and
thrown over the fences, telephone poles bro
ken like pipe stems, and lumber strewn in
all Hirections, some being carried completely
across the river St. Croix, and up the cliff on
the Wisconsin side.
WALKER, JTTDD 4 YEAZIE.
The loss to this firm in lumber will be not
less than between $5,000 and $20,000, as the
lumber caught by the cyclone was nearly all
clear stuff. The force must have been ter
rific that drove the boards end on into the
piles of lumber, into houses, into trees, and
even into the ground, so that they were
ground up and twisted into all shapes. Both
Smokestacks on the mill were blown down,
and work was stopped. The lumber near the
river did not suffer as much as that near the
mill dam. Much of the lumber has gone
down the river and will not be recovered.
CniS. WESTEROREEX'S IIOUSE.
This handsome residence has been badly
injured, especially from the lumber being
carried against it. A 14 foot board went
clear through the siding, sheeting and stud
ding into his parlor, the shingles were strip
ped from the roof and windows broken. . His
large barn went over the cliff, while the trees
in his yard were cut and broken. His loss is
heavy. He also had a shed blown down at
his new house near by.
x. p. root
Had his house demolished, and his family
had a narrow escape. Mrs. Root and child
were buried beneath a part of the building,
from which they were extricated by Mr.
Schmidt, late state representative. He
thought they were killed. The oldest daugh
ter was up stairs at the time, and the build
was carried oil with her inside, yet she did
not suffer the least barm. Root's barn and
pig pen went down the cliff some fifty feet,
and the pigs were taken up yesterday all
right. A tree a foot thick was broken off and
carried clear over the house and left in the
A. G. LIXDQUrST
Had bis house much damaged by lumber be
ing drove through it. The roof was partly
Had his house badly twisted, and had a nar
row escape on account of falling trees. It
is partly off its foundation.
Had his barn and driving shed moved off
the foundations, and they are badly wrecked.
L. C. caver' 3
House shows a freak of the storm by being
unshingled on the side opposite to the wind,
with no other damage, whilst a house owned
by George F. S.ibiu, and occupied by S.
San strom, a couple of rods away, is past re
RO3E A MAGXCSOX
Had their warehouse, containing a large
amount of merchandise, blown into the river
and it was swept away.
The slaughter bouse over a small creek
was blown down, and a boy who was inside
had a narow escape.
The mill race to the old Judd grist mills
has suffered a loss of 250 feet, the high por
tion from the hill to the mill being blown
down. The mill is now occupied by Rose
& Lohman. Their loss is large.
The Oddfollows hail suffered to the extent
of having some windows broken and chim
neys blown down.
Has suffered a goodly amount of damage to
his haud.-ome new residence, the tall
chimneys being blown down falling through
the roof. The roof is also gone over the
kitchen addition, while the stables and barn
are minus half the roof.
At this large residence, only the chimneys
are p-.irt y gone, but the stables are demor
alized, ;.;id the choice shade trees and shrub
bery are uprooted, and cannot well be
THE ST. CROIX HOTEL,
Occupied by Walsbon, has the roof of the L
portion gone as well as the gable. A large
Lombardy poplar in the front came down
with a rush but did no damage.
at JOIIX WARDS
A door was blown in starting a partition. The
fine elms, planted in ISSO, are laid low.
The bouse of Peter Cutteau was placed
across the street, but the women and child
ren in it at the time were not hurt,
_'■■ HIRAM BERKEY
suffered but little in the town, but on his
farm he lost his barn and granary, $1,000
worth of machinery, 600 bushels of grain
and 20 tons of hay.
Mrs. Madison lost her barn and kitchen.
P. Wiggen had half of the roof of his
residence blown off, with other damages.
Gco. Holt had his sheds destroyed, and a
girl in the kitchen had a narrow escape.
Mrs. John Holt's barn and all her out
buildings are gone. Asa Parker lost his
chimney. Porter Walker and John Johns
ton a'so lost theirs.
Ed. Walker's kitchen was blown down the
hill, and a girl who was in it at the time had
her hand cut.
The Town house had the roof blown com
pletely off, and it looks as if just erected, the
stone walls being clean and bare.
The Swedish Lutheran church has lost its
steeple and the whole of the front, and is
almost a wreck, while the Presbyterian church
has only lost the chimneys.
Besides these there are a number of other
losses, and some of the people feel despond
ent over the great ruin, whilst others have
gone to work getting things in order. Much
was done yesterday to put things in shape.
We also learned while in Marine that Ru
don mill, at Osceola, had been unroofed.
A trunk was found in the river floating, at
Marine, belonging to a party at Osceola. It
contained clothing and other articles. This
shows that the blast must have been strong
at that point also.
In this section very little damage has been
done, but between it and , Lymans the loss
has been heavy. The wind came with wond
rous fury on a line from Lymans and Moors,
levelling the forests. It struck the St. Croix
" THE KEW BRIDGE,
and one of the spans, the iron on which was
in place, as well as the temporary woodei.
work, were swept Into the river, hi .-: 1 and
wrenched into all kinds of uiapca, XJii* Is
a great loess to the company, as the iron has
to be fished from the river, and whether it
will be of any use or not it is impossible to
At Martin Moor's place there is great de
struction. The fearns are wrecked, the ma
chinery overturned and broken, and things
The side of Jas. Pennington's house, on
his farm, is blown out, and the building for
his machinery unroofed and destroyed.
Half of the roof of John Elkhorn's farm
house is turned over on the other half, and
the whole is ready to fall.
Ben Lyman's large barn is a bad wreck,
and his grain is scattered to the winds.
There is but little damage done at his father
and brother's premises. This is a short syn
opsis of what was seen on the trip to Marine
and back, but pen fails to give any clear idea
of the damage done. It has to be seen to
realize the terrible force of the tornado.
Mr. Andrew Lynn, who lives about four
miles west of Marine, lost house, barn and
his season's grain. This los 3is a heavy
The Swedish church at Seandia, six miles*
north of Marine, was completely destroyed,
and was lying in a heap across the road.
Mr. J. Duel, who lives some three miles
from the city, had his bouse, stable 3 and
barn destroyed, with all their contents. The
house was lifted bodily and carried a con
siderable distance, Mrs. Duelling dumped
out in the debris, and it took neariy an hour
to extricate her. The servant was lifted and
carried over a number of fruit trees, suffer
ing no injury.
Fred Wolf, who lives near Mr. Duel, had
his house unrooted and he was in the city
yesterday getting things to refit.
A buggy, which a gentleman had hired
from Farmer's livery stable in Stillwater, was
in the gale at Whelaus and it came back
At Oneka, a team of horses, with plough
and man, were lifted and carried eighty rods,
the man being injured.
Edward Judkins, who lives nine miles
northwest from the city, bad the roof blown
off his barn, his machinery shed down and
an excellent large orchard destroyed. He
estimates his loss at about $1,300.
Hiram Dockendorst, who lives near Jud
kius.feit very sore over a capsize of his horses
and wagons. He was somewhat hurt. This
happened near Carnelian Lake.
A couple of buildings were partly wrecked
at Scandia, besides the church.
A reporter for the Stillwater Gazette visited
the Brickett residence, or what was left of it,
at Oneka, Washington county, and thus de
scribes the scene:
Upon an improvised bed on the floor at
one side of the room, lay Mrs. Charles
Brickett, on the floor at the opposite side was
the servant girl, Annie Peters. Mrs. Lord
occupied a lounge and Mr. Briekett was at
tendiug to his iujured three-year-old boy. Iv
an adjoining room lay Mrs. Brickett' s uncle,
Peter Emerson, delirious and suffering
The latter was first attended to by the doc
tor, and found to be the most seriously
hurt. A g.'Sh in the lip required the use of
the needle, while a terrible cut below the
calf of the les showed a severed tendon and
told of lameness henceforth for life. The
face was terribly swollen and livid from
bruises, and the man's whole body seemed
quivering in agony. He had remained in
coherent ever since hie Injury but was more
quiet when the doctor leit tuis morning.
He will probably recover except for the per
manent lameness referred to.
Mr. Emerson, with Mr. and Mrs. Brickett,
had moved iheir goods at eleven o'cioek
Monday night into a house across the road
from Mr. Lord's, the family having come
from Minneapolis. Laet niuht they intended
to occupy the new home f. r the first time.
\Vlu-n the hurricane came, ail were staying
within doors, Mr. Brickett standing at the
west window watching the clouds which he
says rolled over and over and advanced rap
idly, with a roaring sound. When
it struck the bouse the building
first moved steadily and slowly
from its foundations, halted, then
tipped on its lower northeast corner. The
stove and all the furniture dashed down the.
incline, the floor and walls parted company
and Mr. Brickett, wife and baby slid throuirh
the opening to the ground. The next thing
Mr. B. remembers he was six or eight rods
from the late house, with his wife under his
arm, both writhing on the ground ana strug
gling against the gale. The hail was rain
ing down like buiiets on his wife's face,
bruising and bloodying it. Some distance
ahead he saw the baby boy, and reached him
only after a severe struggle. The uncle, Mr.
Emerson, was found near by, resting on hia
BLEEDING PROrCSHLT AXD UXCONSCIOrS
of what had happened. In the meantime
the bouse and connecting granary were
crushed and scattered. The injured were
taken to Mr. Lord's, where a less degree of
damage has been inflicted.
The house is a story and a half structure,
26x18, with a summer kitchen attached on
the west, 12x14. Mrs. Lord and the girl,
Annie, were in the kitchen and had just ar
rauged the tabie for supper. The wind
crushed in the walls and roof of the kitchen
upon the women and then hurled the frag
ments into space. Annie fell beside the
stove and so was protected in some measure
from the faliine boards. Mrs. Lord was
borne down by the weight and sustained a
shock and bruises that will be felt for a long
The main body of the house was moved
east two feet and was saved from total col
lapse, so Mr. Lord thinks, in a curious way.
The foot of the cellar stairs, which descend i
from the west wall, was moved along with J
the building until meeting resistance from j
the ground of the cellar, was driven some I
distance into the earth, and being braced j
against the sill at the upper end, acted as a j
prop and held the building. The barn and
some other outbuildings were wrecked and
the content* of the kitchen sent hither and
A sin CASE.
In the Blackbird settlement scarcely a
dwelling is left unscathed, the wind making
pretty much a clean sweep. The log house
owned by Peter Bebeau was the personifica
tion of annihilation. It contained at the time
of the blow, Mrs. Bebeau and her eight chil
dren. The dwelling was crushed in just as :
Mrs. B. rushed to the door with her babe. '.
The latter was snatched from her anna and
carried, two rods. The other chil- I
dren were extricated not dangerously j
hurt. The whole family were I
taken to the residence of Joseph Lambert, |
where the reporter called. Mr. Lambert's
own house was badly damaged, and at this
visit the interior presented a sad sight. Mrs.
Lambert, sick and prostrated, lay on a sofa.
Two of the Bebeau children were on a bed,
and the other six scattered about on the
floor. A ' Bebeau girl, ten years old, who
was first found with her head forced into
a small mouthed kettle in her mather's yard,
had a leg broken; another girl bad a
badly bruised leg, and all the
children were more or leu hart. Mrs.
Bebeau was hurt in the back and legs. Her
crops and household goods are lost. Mr.
Lambert was so badly hurt In the hip that he
is scarcely able to move. In an upper room
of the Lambert house, lay a hired boy, four
j teen years old, who, up to within a few mm- jutes
| utes of the reporter's arrival, had . been un
j conscious from the effect of j injuries. At
! the time of the wind he was plowing and
was hit in the back and neck by some
flying missile. He is naturally a very thin
faced lad, but his countenance is now ' swol
len to great proportions. He suffered from
concussion of the brain. Lambert's loss in
, property will be 1;-hvv: he will not make an
I estimate, bat vurce buss, outhouse* and
stacks are destroyed, and his dwelling in
jured. At the time of the catastrophe he was
at the residence of Frank Le Plant. The
latter's house fell and Mr. Lambert was not
released for half an hour. Mrs. Le Plant
was badly bruised.
BLOWN INTO THE LAKE.
Two houses on the bank of Long lake !
were blown Into the water and broken up,
(MM being owned by John Morrisey and .one ■
by Detner Blackbird. Of Mr. Morrisey's
house not a vestige remained near the foun
dation. When the reporter drove by, a
strange sight was the house cat and dog sit- j
tidg calmly on the clean site of the house.
Ho human being was in sight at the time.
A BOXEN LEO.
Mr. Morrisey's neighbor, Demer Black
bird, is engaged in fianing bis goods out of
the lake. All his wheat stacks were scattered
and his barn ruined. A farm band, whose
name was not learned, was caught in the
falling house and sustained a broken leg.
Mr. Blackbird's wife was also severely in
jured, and being in a delicate condition
■Mrs. Narcine La Vogue bad a rib broken.
|-T, Brasseau's house was wrecked. Z. D.
Driggs lost a barn. Peter Girard house and
granary gone. John Lutz lost 800 bushels
of wheat and John King. 1,400. Michael
Pellican, barn and three wheat stacks.
T. J. Withrow had four full barns de-
Throughout Oneka the ruin is general,
and all the minor uaruages have not been
specified in this article. The dwellings de
stroyed were in most cases of little value,
the loss being mainly in crops.
Dakota Not Raymond's Yet.
| Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Fargo, D. T., Sept. 10. — A gentleman
thoroughly posted in political matters, who
ha 6 been on an extended tour as far west as
Medora. says that there is not a single county
on the line of the Northern Pacific railroad
west of Cass that is 6olid for Raymond.
There are over forty delegates pledged to
stand by Burleigh and Morton, and will not
unite in a convention that is called in the
interest of the present delegate. Dr. Bent
ley, of Bismarck, is developing considerable
strength, but it is believed that a caucus at,
Pierre will show United Stales Marshal Allen to
have nearly double as many delegates for
him as Captain Raymond can marshal.
Grand Forks county bas selected a delega
tion manned by the lion. Geo. H. Walsh,
who has been abused by every postmaster,
editor and other Raymond sympathizer. Ii
is uot likely that L*s friends will go into a
mem in the interest of a man who is
charged with saying that no honest man
favored the capital commission. Judge La
moure has carried Pembina and Caviller
counties, and names ten delegates from
them. He has been largely concerned in
interests which Captain Raymond and his
mudslingers have opposed with all their
might, and it is supposed "Jud" will go for
Pembina County Republicans.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
St. Vincent, Minn., Sept. 10.— The Pem
bina county Republicans met at Bathgate
yesterday and selected the following dele
gates to the couirressional convention at
Pierre: L. E. Booker, N. E. Nelson, R. D.
Huschins, H. A. Mayo, H. Thorloxon, James
CopeUnd. G. Lemon and F. Appleton, who
are all in favor of Raymond's nomination.
The followng weie chosen as delegates to
the district convention at Grafton, October
7th: N. E. Neison, J. S. Anderson, William
H. Hull, S. Haight, D. Donovan, M. Soper,
G. H. Bergman, William B. Gordon, D. A.
Hogff and Win. Randall, all favoring the
honoring of Jud Lamoure as councilman.
Mr. Lamoure is vice president of the P<.ii.
bina county bank in Pembina, aud an ex
ceedingly popular man. The Democrats
have made up their minds to endorse him.
| Special Telegram to the Globe.
Winnipeg, Man.. Sept. 10. — Over one
hundred members of the British association
arrived from Port Arthur this morning, and
proceeded west to the Rockies.
An engine and several cars were wrecked
this morning by a collision of construction
and freight trains near Vermillion Bay on
the Port Arthur division of the Canadian
Pacific railway. No one injured.
Sir Hector Langevln, minister of public
works of Canada, and Hon. McClellan, of
mariue and fisheries, were banqueted here
A royal commission will probably be ap
pointed to inquire into the alleged frauds by
aldermen and civic officials.
Dakota at New Orleans.
| Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Yankton, Dak., Sept. 10. — Gov. Pierce
has appointed Alex. McKenzie, of Bismarck;
W. H. McXey, of Yankton, and R. Brown,
of Canton, as a board of control to make
rules and regulations and audit accounts for
Dakota's part in the New Orleans exposition.
rSpecial Tt-lecram to the Globe. |
Eac Claike, Wis., Sep. 10. — Mrs, Ed.
McDonald committed suicide to-night by
Butler at Atchison.
Atchisox, Ks., Sept. 10.— Gen. B. F. But
ler arrived in this city at 4 o'clock this morn
ing lrom Lincoln, Neb. A committee of
Greenbackcrs headed by ex-Gov. Robinson
met him at the train, escorted him to a hotel,
and afterwards esc*, rtcd him to Topeka. Af
ter the distinguished anti-Monopolist had
breakfasted a reception was tendered him in
the parlors of the hotel, at which Senator In
calls acted as master of ceremonies. At the '
depot previous to his departure for Topeka, a !
great crowd assembled and begged for a
speech, but he declined, promising, however,
to return this way 'to-morrow (Thursday),
and deliver an address at the Union depot.
The citizens have appointed committees and
made other arrangements for the event.
A Desperado killed.
Hot Springs, Ark., Sept. — At 8 o'clock
to-night Ed Howell, a former railroad man
from Memphis, and who participated in the
Doran-Flynn affair of last spring, had a fight
with Chief of Police Toler, who at the time
was very active in expelling gamblers. How
ell lately returned and was carrying a pistol
for the officer. Howell drew the weapon and
Toler forced it from his hand and shot him
dead with it. .Howell was a noted desperado
and was frequently engaged in affrays.
A Michigan Cyclone.
Athsa, Mich., Sept. 10— A violent thun
der squall at noon to-day. Wind forty-eight
miles an hour. There was a rainfall of over
an Inch in eight minutes. Thos. Scarf was
struck by lightning and killed on the street.
Another man had his arm broken. A house,
mill, smoke stack and a number of piles of
lumber were blown over a : mile. Forty
thousand feet of lumber was blown in the
like. The tornado was not very wide and
lasted about fifteen minutes. * *
On Spontaneous Combustion.
Chicago, Sept. 10. —Fire engineers of the
United States at their - session to-day, lis
tened to several papers on spontaneous com
bustion in which the writers held to the view
that granite was. one of the worst possible
materials with which to construct buildings.
It contained recesses which filled with .water
and heat superinduced explosions. Other
iy^rs vi a technical nature were also' read. ;
Swollen to an Angry Volume by
Tbe Heavy Rains.
Making Great Excitement and Dam-
ajfe in Wisconsin Cities.
CSpecial Telegram to the Globe.
Caippewa Falls, Wis., Sept. 10. — A large
portion of the city is submerged. Duncan I
enek was never known to be highei , even !
in the flood of 1880, Kebl'e planing mill,
Glen mills dam, Stiles, Lego & Bailey's i
large livery stable have gone down the river
to swell the awful debris of houses, logs and t
bridges. There were about twenty horses in |
the livery stable when it went out but all es
caped except three. There is great excite
ment, every one is momentarily expecting
to see the Wisconsin Central and the St.
Paul railroad bridges go out The water is i
f Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Eau Claire, Sept. 10. — Rain has been
falling here almost incessantly since Satur
day, and tbe reuult is a flood which is soiue
tbing terrible, and which causes the greatest
excitement. The river is now twenty feet
above low water mark, and is still rising.
City Treasurer Phillips and Hod Toist ,
went through the Water street brid2e while
riding in a carriage. Both were saved by .
climbing into trp^s.
People are ck ing nothing else but watch
ing the rising of Utfl river, and hundreds
were up all night expecting to witness se
rious damage from the flood. The body of
one man has been found drowned, but it has
not yet been identified.
(Special T.leerani to the Globe.)
! Eir Claike, Wis., Sept. 10. — At midnight I
' the water in the Chippewa is still rising at !
! the rate of seven inches an hour, and great
I apprehension is felt concerning our four
bridges. The water is within two feet of the \
\ highest ever known, and hundreds of houses ;
!on the lowlands are flooded. There is ;
] twenty-one feet of water now in the Chip- |
: pewa, and the Eau Claire is full and dammed ,
' up. The inhabitants are all on the river
banks. No serious damage here has occured
as yet, except the moving of logs from the .
Lafayette and other mills.
Early Dawn's Remarkable Perfor
mance in New York— Ball
in Many Fields.
National Breeders' Association.
New York. Sept. 10.— The attendance at
the meeting of the National Trotting Horse j
I Breeders' association was much larger than
yesterday. Jonathan Hawkins, the breeder
of Dexter and Dictator, was present.
* In the postponed race for the Standard
stakes, Lady Majolica, driven by John Mur
j phy, won the fifth heat in 2:25.
The Juvenile stakes, for three-year-olds,
i was won, in straights, by Oriole, defeating i
Helena in 2:5634 and 2:53}£.
"Westbrefney walked over for the Union
' stakes for four-year-olds in 2:463>£.
The Wilson stakes for four-year-olds, of
i , which so much was expected, was settled in
, j one heat. The Chestnut filly Early Dawn,
| by George Wilkes, bred in Kentucky, trotted
; around her leaders at the quarter and opened !
i a long gap to the upper turn. From there !
i ou the gap widened and the young mare dis- j
: : tanced ail her competitors. The last horse
1 was nearly a quarter of a mile in the rear
. when the mile was finished. The result was
; thtn announced by David Bonner, starting
judge, ''Early Dawn wins the race and the
' j handsome purse of $9,400. Time, 2:26^."
| The performance created great excitement.
; Veteran horsemen look upon the winner as
having a great future. The track is slow.
j Half an hour later Early Dawn trotted an
, ; exhibition heat in 2:22#.
Frank Work's team, Edward and Dick
L ; Swiveller, trotted an exhibition mile in 2:18.
i Bets had been freely made that the team
j would not beat 2:20. The team was in
splendid condition, but was not fully exten
> Murphy then brought out the running
i j horses, J. 0.-Nay and Jonn I. Q., hitched to
< ■ skeleton wagon. They were announced to !
. j run a fast mile. The novel trial was watched |
. j with interest. They pulled like one horse.
' The pace to the quarter, which was down
! ; grade, was terrific,' but afterward not so fast.
The mile was completed in 1:55)£.
At — Providence 5, Cleveland 3.
At Philadelphia— Chicago 16, Philadelphia 6.
At I Jo -tvn — Boston 8. Buffalo 0.
At New — New York 13, Detroit 3.
! AMERICAN" ASSOCIATION.
; At Indianapolis — Athletic 10, Indianapolis 1.
At St. Lou l* — Louis 8, Baltimore 3.
1 At — Metropolitan 2, Louisville 1.
1 At Columbus Columbus 10, Pittsourg 2.
r UXIOS ASSOCIATION.
At Wilmington St. Louis 7, Wilmington 1.
At — Boston 9, Kant as City 1.
In Tuesday's game at Omaha the St. Paul
1 team beat the Union Pacifies by a score of 5
r to 2.
The Rilev-Ten Evck boat race, which was to
take place at PouL'hkeepsie yesterday afternoon,
wae postponed to Sept. 23, owing to the Illness of
The Winona team has decided to stick the
season oat. It met Milwaukee on Tuesday at
Winona, tbe score resulting Milwaukee 7, Wi
ALL AROILND THE GLOBE.
The steamer Wyoming arrived in New
York yesterday from Liverpool, with 500 cmi
grants aboard, bound for Utah, having joined
the Mormon church.
Geo. Gould has been elected president of
the Western Union Telegraph company.
Two prisoners working on the Lexington,
Ky., water works were brutally beaten and
killed by the guards.
Tale Manoney, proprietor of the "Three
States," at Cairo, 111., got tired of living and
locked himself in a room and shot himself.
The tobacco crop of the east and south is
■aid to be the best and largest for many
The two-story planing mill of Charles
Roberts, in South Chester, Pa., >vas burned
yesterday. Loss $20,000, partially insured.
The latest report of the cotton crop is
lower than the August report, owing to the
drought which has been the severest in
Texas, yet felt east and north to North Caro
The manufacturers of cotton seed oil have
been in session in St Louis for the purpose
of forming a pool for their protection. The
business is suffering from over production.
The commission appointed to inquire
into the sanity of W. C. Rbinelander, of New
York, have come to the conclusion that he is
Warrants were issued yesterday for the ar
rest of Leadner Bros., on the charge of de
frauding Fannie and Sarah Ulman of money
amounting to $10,000. The constable was
unable to find the defendarts.
The Anti-Monopoly convention at Lin
coln. Neb., adjourned yesterday after ap
pointing a committee to confer with the
Democrats with a view of fusion on the
state and electoral ticket.
The Nebraska State Democratic conven
tion meets in Omaha to-day.
Gov. Cleveland received quite an ovation
at Binfhainpton yesterday.
, The American Historical society, elected
Andrew D.-.Wiiite'as; president.
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