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St. Paul and Vlcfntty— Fair, warmer.
Minnesota —Fair end warmer Tues
day; freah northwest winds.
VOL. XXYIL—NO. 235
FTFVFV FAII ViITIIiS Mi LYLIONhS rl Xi
TO FAMILY AT WACOM A
ST. LOUIS PARK YIELDS FOUR
VICTIMS TO BLOW
In Whirlwind of Death Town on Lake te Stricken and
Moye Household Is Blotted Out—Nine Are Injured
and Many St. Paul People Have Narrow Escapes
. From Death—Fury of the Hurricane Is Tremendous
on the Lake and Property Loss Is Very Large—
Lake Shore Is Devastated and Boats Blown Inland
GUSTAF MOVE, aged forty
MRS. GUSTAF MOVE, aged
FREDDIE MOVE, aged four.
HUBERT LOAHMER, aged
Mrs. Wensen. head and body,
Charles Moye, skull fractured,
Fred Picha. rib« fractured,
lungs pierced, will die.
A. C. Blanke, head and body
bruised, will recover.
Ben Zahler, hands bruised.
Frank Kolberg. head crushed,
Mrs. J. Rangiisch, body bruis
Mrs. L. Casien, eye knocked
out, face cut.
E. Kreuger. face and head cut.
Emma Rossopouios, 639 Ohio
street. St. Paul. body.
George Rossopouios, 639 Ohio
street, St. Paul, head.
ißy a Staff Correspondent.)
WACONIA, Minn., Aug. 21.—The cy
clone which struck this village Sat
appeared to vent its full force
on one family, three of whom were in-
Etantly killed and one so badly wound
ed that there is no hope of his recov
ery. While hundreds had escapes of
the most miraculous character, the
family of Gustaf Moye suffered the full
fury of the wind, and father, mother ;
and one son were instantly killed by ,
ish of their little home,
the 100 houses, residences and j
stores, seventy are more or less de- |
shed, and the country for a strip
ilf mile in width extending four
miles along" the Minneapolis & St.
Louis tracks east and west, there is
Kcarcely a building standing. Four
dead, nine seriously injured and a
property loss of $250,000 is the stery
In brief of the worst storm in the his
tory of the community.
The storm tame up from the west
a few minutes before 8 o'clock, and as
the dark mass of clouds bore down on
the village, the entire population gath
ered outside, little dreaming that their
homes were about to be wiped out of
existence. There was a downpour of
rain and everybods* sought the nearest
shelter, and in a moment houses were
ing through the air and destruc
whh being dealt on all sides. The
roar was deafening, until- suddenly the
noise of the storm died sharply, and the
b of debris could lie heard on all
Fides. The storm seemed to pause for
--•.ant and then struck the village
with renewed violence and departed
i'idenly as it came, leaving a tan
ked heap of rubbish and utter dark
ten minutes the entire popular
tiun and the gay crowds of excursion
ists were paralyzed try the shock and
huddled numb and dumb wherever
had sought shelter, until con
.sness slowly returned. Then be
pan the work of rescue and the search
'Hissing ones, which was carried
<n with a Creasy spurred by a sick
ening doubt as to the number killed.
Details of the Deaths
There was a rush to the fallen
building, and men and women began
to tear away the wreckage to relieve
those whose groans could not be plain
ly heard. The Moye home was among
the first to be cleared, and the ghastly
Eight that met the eyes of the res
( uers as the paie gleams of their lan
terns lighted the dead face of husband
sud wife, with their two children uc
«]<?r them, gave rise to the wildest ru
The family had evidently gathered
together at the first shock and the
THE G&LY B£MGCRAY[C DAILY S4EWSF"AFER Cf GENERAL CIRCULATION OS THE NORTHWEST
THE ST. PAUL GLOBF
children clasped their parents in their
agony of fear. The roof of the house
had plunged down, pinning the father
and mother to the floor and both chil
dren were under them. A projecting
joist struck in between the parents,
striking little Freddie and killing him
Charles Moye was thought to be dead
when taken from the ruins. He had
•fcecn struck at the base of the brain,
but showed faint signs of life. He
was sent to St. Barnabas hospital,
and at a late hour last night had not
recovered consciousness, and the hos-
pitrl physicians hold out no hope for
Hubert Loahmer. an aged farmer
living with his son. three and a half
miles from Waconia. was the fourth
victim. When the "torm first struck
the house everybody made a rush for
the cellar, but Loahmer delayed for an
instant and was caught in the crash
of the building, and was dead when
his son emerged from his place of
Boy KiUed in Cellar
Fred Pieha Jr.. eleven years old. was
fatally injured at Purgatory Springs,
a short distance from Waconia. He
and his father were living on a farm
and both sought shelter in the house
when the storm came up. After it had
passed searchers found the father wan
dering about in a dazed condition, and
nothing left of the house but the cel
lar. Closer search disclosed the boy
with hi? stomach pierced by a scant
ling, which had been hurled against
him end foremost, breaking his
ribs and driving them through his
lungs. The boy was taken to Ex
celsior and placed in the care of Dr.
R. S. Miles, who last night said there
was no hope for his recovery./
Picha had worked twenty years for
a home. He had S2OO in the house
which was razed to the ground and
the still dazed man now has nothing
but the bare land, -which, is heavily
Members of the St. Paul Athletic as
sociation and several visitors from
Minneapolis escaped death in the Min
neapolis & St. Louis depot in a man
ner almost incredible. The Athletic
association members came to Waconia
with the intention of having an out
ing on the island, and as the storm
came up some twenty-five hurried into
the waiting room of the depot. They i
were packed so tightly that movement j
were packed so tightly that move- i
ment was impossible. The first
shock, according to Station Agent A.
X. Folwell, blew out the front of the
depot, and everybody inside with one
impulse dashed out across the track j
into the ditch. Xo sooner had they
cleared the building than the roof and
wails were dashed inward with force
enough to snap beams like matches.
i According to some of the party, the
i wind lifted- the depot clear of its foun
dation long enough for those inside to
make their escape and then fell back.
Those in the depot at the time were:
Those Who Escaped
J. W. Nolan, president of the asso
ciation : A. C. Byrnes, Hugo Schumack
er, Alice Corcoran. Etta Murphy,
Mayme and Alice Davis and Miss
Mohle. all of St. Paul: Paul Yon Cus
ter, Frank Siiloway. Mark Xobis. Jacob
Kuntz. Herbert Kirnball. Gussie Sump,
Emma Rousopoulos. 539 Ohio street,
St. Paul, acompanied by her nephew
George, wore visiting Mrs. Kish. The
family and visitors were in the same
room and when the twister struck the
house the roof fell in and tfic chimney
showered bricks down on them.
George was struck on the head, sus
taining severe scalp wounds, and his
aunt was bruised abont the body. The
other occupants of the room escaped
Seven persons were in the rooms
over Max Weinmore's hardware store.
The wind blew the lower part of the
structure out and the upper floor fell
flat on the foundation. The occupants
of the rooms stepped out onto the
ground, shaken by the shock, but oth
erwise uninjured. .Albert Klancke, a
law student at the university, was
caught by the storm while on the street
and picked up by the wind. When he
recovered consciousness he was lying
against a grave stone in the cemetery,
seven blocks from where he lost con-
MOInDAY MORXIXa AUaUBT 22, 1904—TEN PAGES
sciousness. He was bruised about the
body, but able to walk.
Many Narrow Escapes
Miss Catherine Kohler, a teacher in j
the Summer school, Minneapolis, was
in her home with her father, mother
and eleven other members of the fam
ily. The wind took one section of the
house in the air, turned it over and
dropped it down. Miss Kohler's father
was in this part of the building, and
was found outside, dazed, but with
out injury. All the others came out
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wertman oc
cupied the next house, from which the
roof was taken without harming the
occupants. The house occupied by
Mrs. Wensen was turned completely
over, so that it was resting on the
ridge pole. Mrs. Wensen was Seriously
injured, but is expected to live. Across
the street was the residence of Mrs.
Thomas, which was completely demol
ished, everybody escaping. Mrs. Matt
Kugler and her five children were in
the next house. The first blast took
off the roof and Mrs. Kugler gathered
up- the children and dashed outside as
the house came tumbling down. Jo
seph Hartman's home was turned up
side clown, but the family had gone to
the cellar at the first signs of the
storm and suffered no harm.
Few Bui id ings Left
There is not a business house stand
ing in the village. The following were
demolished: Max Weinmore, hard
ware; Frank "Worstel, hardware; Frank
Zeman, saloon; Waeonia Milling com
pany, Waconia Boat Livery company,
Sudheimer & Zahler, livery stable;
Henry Schlecker, saloon; Sherman
house, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic
church, German Lutheran church, C.
Rodde, blacksmith shop; the town hall
and the fire department. The Boston
Ice company shed was Tipped off, ex
posing 40,000 tons of ice and the entire
countrly side is strewn with rubbish.
Along the Minneapolis & St. Louis
tracks the scene is desolate and there
is not a farmer who has not sus
tained severe damage. Barns are
blown away and houses are in ruins,
while whole herds of cattle were wiped
out. The groves of trees with which
the country is studded are all snapped
or twisted off and a general air of ruin
prevails. J. Miles lost his house and
i two horses; L. Wagner lost seven cows
i and three horses: Fred Wagner eight
cows, and Fred Lehrke's herd of twen
ty-one cows and four horses was
stricken in the barnyard.
It is impossible, even at this hour,
to estimate the loss, as reports of
| more damage are coming in every lit
i tie while. The roads leading out are
! almost impassable, and conflicting ru
mors are reaching the village with
! every newcomer, and it is feared that
' the list of dead and injured will be
j increased when general traffic is re
THREE ARE KILLED
AT ST. LOUIS PARK
Three persons were killed and over
twenty injured by the storm which
swept over the St. Louis Park district
I Saturday night. Property valued at
; $100,000 was destroyed. The heaviest
; loser is T. B. Walker, the Minneapolis
capitalist, who owns most of the twen
ty houses which were overturned and
some of the manufacturing buildings.
ALBERT OHDE, aged thirty-two.
AXXA HATDO. aged six.
SIX-YEAR-OLD SOX OF FRANK
Charles Peterson, arm broken.
Frank Haydo, aged seven, ribs bro
Sophie Haydo. aged two, injured in
Xels Kelson. head crushed.
Mrs. Nels Nelson, spine injured.
Julius Nygard, shocked by lightning.
Rasmus Nelson, arm broken.
Frank Haydo, knocked unconscious,
Babe Nelson, injured by falling fur
The Minnesota Sugar Refining com
pany was the heaviest loser, its plant
being damaged to the extent of at least
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r THE KNOW* DEAD
ST. PAUL 3
ST. LOU I* PARK .. .vSv;Jv^3>
WACOtttA '.". • V-"... .V:'^. ::4;i
TOTAL .. ; •^••••'•\ ir
. .. TWE INJURED :; .
ST. PAUL ; .......\:--...'..43
MINNEAPOLIS*' jV. .i'.^y... .14
ST. LOUIS PARK .. ._r;. .: .25:
.WACqN1A^. : ........:V......20>
' TOT Lt^ •i•- ••. • iV«r ;•"••••.." • 102 *
PROPERTY LOSSES f -
g ST. PAUL :.:..... v .. $1,000,000?
ST. LOUIS PARK 75,000
- WACONIA ::.0., vv....... 75,000
STILLWATER ;..;;._.;. 100,000
OUTSIDC DISTRICTS * 500,000
TOTAL . $2,050,000
THE DEATH UST
I LORIN F. HOKANSON,
I KILLED AT TIVOLI THE-
I ATER, ST. PAUL.
| GEORGE KWETSON, KILL-
I ED AT TIVOLI THEATER, ST.
I VIOLA ROBINSON,* KILLED
I AT HOUSE OF THE GOOD
I SHEPHERD, ST. PAUL.
| ALBERT OHD€, KILLED AT
f ST. LOUIS PARK.
I ANNA HAYDO, KILLED AT
I ST. LOUIS PARK.
HEDGER, KILLED AT
ST. LOUIS PARK.
$ GUSTAF MOVE, KILLED AT
MRS. GUSTAF MOVE, KILL-
I ED AT WACONIA.
FREDDIE MOVE, KILLED
f AT WACONIA
HUBERT LOHMAR, -KILLED
| AT WACONIA.
I ED AT MINNEAPOLIS.
LAKi: OFF THE MAP
South Dakota Town Is Devas
tated by the Terrific
The little town of W»l*ow Lake, 3.
D., was literally wiped off the map by
the terrific storm of Saturday night.
The townr which was situated on the
Huron-Benson division" of the Great
Northern railroad. thirty miles
north of Huron, was in the heart of a
purely agricultural region of the prairie
district of South Dakota.
Willow Lake, before the storm,
boasted of a bank, a weakly paper, a
hotel, creamery, three cirurches and
four elevators and was a thriving
From reliable railroacfcssurces it was
learned that the twistsi- struck" the
town about 9 o'clock Saturday night, i
carrying everything before it and leav
ing in its path a scene of devastation. !
All four elevators were totally de
stroyed and the churches razed to the
ground. The depot was torn bodily I
from its foundation and after being
carried through the air for fifty feet j
was deposited on the other side of the i
tracks, a crumbled, twisted ruin. :
Scores of houses were picked up by
the wind and hurled to the ground.
Barns and outhouses were smashed to
splinters, many houses unroofed, the
hotel and creamery wrecked and the
bank badly damaged.
Scarcely a house was left standing
on its original foundations, and few
escaped wrthout wfjury.
Telegraph poles: and wires and many
miles of fences wep overthrown. Crops
A number of persons were seriously
injured, and it is thouoht that some
may have been killed, although owing
to the impossibility of securing tele- I
graphic connection with the stricken i
town the names could not be ascer- i
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St. Paul Continues to Report-Cyclone:
if.?- Losses •■* /"^'-^^ *' * ':>'*L";r r • .'.-. ""*"-
Willow Lake, «. D.. Wiped Off the
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Cyclone Kilfs Four at . Waccnia r
St. Paul Continues to 2 Report Cyclone
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St. Paul Continues to Report t Cyclone
Losses , ■_; ■■■--?- . • ■■ ■-- £. .
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Editorial i Comment IS- , . -"." ''- ~-\ ~~ '.'■
America Seeks to Help- Jews, in- Russia
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In the Sporting World ._
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St. Paul Continues tto Report Cyclone
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i Financial-and Commercial ""
ROLL OF DEAD AND HURT
MAKES A TOTAL OF 115
STORM RAVAGES REACH FROM
MIININETOMKA TO STILLWATER
St. Paul, Swept by Cyclone, Shows Whole Districts
Devastated and Property Loss Will Exceed a Million
—Lower Town and Payne Avenue Section Suffer
Much Damage and One Church Is Totally Demol
ished—Business Portion of the City Is Hard Hit and
Many Stocks Are Destroyed
Eleven dead, one hundred and four
injured and a property loss of over
$2,000,000 is a verified record of the
damage inflicted by the cyclone which
passed over St. Paul and vicinity Sat
urday night, leaving in its path a
scene of desolation and a calamity
*Each hour Sunday brought addi
tional tales of dead and injured, of
families rendered homeless and enor
mous property losses—the whole ag
gregating an appalling list which will
go on record with the great and aw
ful catastrophes that have befallen
the nation during the past year.
Dealing death and destruction every
where in its path, the cyclone has
devastated a territory thirty miles in
area. From outlying districts there
are reports of whole towns swept
awa-y, of 1 scores of families left home
less to mourn the dead and injured.
Four Dead at Waconia
At Waconia. a town of four hundred
inhabitants, about forty miles south
west of St. Paul, the fury of the storm
was not appeased until the death*, of
four persons and the injury of twenty
others Had been recorded. As if the
storm's ruin had been a manifestation
of divine displeasure the people of
the village yesterday were awe-strick
en as they viewed the scene of de
struction in huddled groups.
St. Louis Park, a suburb of Minne
apolis, was yesterday plunged in the
depths of deepest sorrow. Out of a
population of a few hundred three are
dead and over a score injured. There
was little of consolation for the af
flicted; the sorrow was of the com
munity—each was burdened with loss
es and sorrow of his own too great
almost to extend even sympathy.
Rumors Are Verified
By many it was supposed that the
reports immediately following the
storm had been greatly exaggerated
and that with the coming of day and
the quieting of excitement it would
be found that the loss both in life
and property would not be so dread
fully appalling. But with the suiu-iso
came verification of what had been
thought the wildest rumors, and with
each succeeding hour in the day the
enormity of the disaster grew.
The loss is an even greater calam
ity than would appear upon the face
of the statement, inasmuch as it is al
most total. Not the big insurance cor
porations nor the firms which con
trol millions are the greatest losers,
but instead they are the private citi
zens, the heads of families struggling
tor existence, the farmer, whose live
lihood from year to year depends upon
his crops—the masses.
In but few instances so far as re
ported are the losses covered* by in
surance, as practically all of the poli
cies held by owners of destroyed prop
erty did not contain clauses indemni
fying against loss by tornadoes.
Three Dead in St. Paul
In St. Paul a careful investigation
Sunday substantiated reports printed
exclusively in extra editions of The
Globe Saturday night within a few
minutes after the fury of the storm
"had subsided. The dead number three:
the injured forty-five. Of those who :
are hurt it is reported by physicians j
that all will recover. Following is a
revised list of the dead and injured in
LORIN F. HOKANSON. 586 Bran
son street; killed at Tivoli theater;
body removed 4o city morgue.
GEORGE KWETON, carpenter, 373
Toronto avenue: killed at Tivoli the
ater; body removed to city morgue.
YTOLA ROBINSON, fourteen years
oid. orphan, killed at the House of the
Johnny Rogan. York and Edgerton
streets, badly cut by glass.
Carl Peterson. 345 East Ninth street,
cut by glass and bruised. "Wounds
dressed at Bethesda hospital, and sent
to his home. Condition not dangerous.
Oacar Johnson, Bradley and Collins
streets, cut by giass on head and face;
treated at home.
Mrs. Robert Murray," Burr street;
Mrs. J. Rafferty, of Swede Hollow:
John Dahlstrom, Lafayette avenue, and
Charles Osborn, of Edgerton street,
PRICE TWO CENTS ?^ rac£'NT3
were, more or less injured at their
homes. Most of them were cut by
flying glass. The injuries are not
Peter J. Loeffelholtz and Conrad J.
Loeffelholtz. proprietors of a saloon at
University and Farrington avenues;
cut by glass.
Lena Hoffman, thirteen years old.
500 Kittson street, head cut and body
Barney Hoffman, eleven years old.
500 Kittson street, feet crushed.
Charles Henry, traveling, man stop
ping at Merchants hotel, right hand
severely burned by Jive wire at Third
and Jackson streets.
Mrs. J. Lacy Young, knocked un
conscious by lightni«pEr-«t 252 State
street: condition not serious.
Walter Parker, Si. Anihony Park,
fingers burned oft! by live wire.
William Lungby, 948 Payne avenue,
skull fractured, fatally injured.
Olaf Hanson, 936 Forest street, hit
on head by falling arc lamp and knock
Theodore Schweitzer, 544 Wacouti
street, blown from his delivery wagon
on the Lafayette avenue bridge, seri
James Dougherty, Omaha brakeman,
blown from top of freight car in East
St. Paul yards, severely bruised.
Mrs. Robert Younger, caught in col
lapsed house at 612 Lafayette avenue;
injured internally: may be fatal.
Charles Strong, machinist; caught in
the collapse of the East St. Paul round
house of the Omaha; badly bruised and.
taken to his home.
George Le Claire. 338 South Waba
sha street: cut and bruised about
arms and body; condition not serious.
Theresa Kempf. actress, Tivoli the
ater, arm badly cut and badly bruised
Sadi Kenny, actress. Tivoli theater;
arms cut and head bruised.
David Berlin, stage hand, Tivoli the
ater; arm seriously cut.
Sister at House of Good Shepherd,
injured internally and body badly cut
and bruised; condition critical.
Unknown child. House of the Good
Shepherd; buried beneatk debris; may
Polly O'Neil. actress. Tivoli theater;
fell down stairs and was injured by
falling door; hip and body bruised and
Warren Whitney, piano player, Tivo
li theater; body badly cut and bruised;
J. Weinholzer, 507 Wabasha, injured
in wreckage at Tivoli theater; lain
bruised and burned, by live electric
Kittie Ransom, actress. Tivoli thea
ter; fell unconscious when crash came
and was removed by police; will re
L. P. Ford, shocked by live wire and
John Hammond, Fort Snelling, in
jured about head and body at Tivoli
Peter Smith, bartender at Tivoli;
shoulder dislocated and bruised about
body and limbs.
John Lindlund; nose broken and
wound on head.
Paul Reynolds; hands badly cut by
Michael Egan, proprietor of pop corn
stand at Fifth and Sibley streets; head
and face cut by broken glass.
John Heyden. 410 East Lucy street;
head cut and side bruised.
Bert Harden. 410 East Lucy street;
limbs and body bruised and cut
Annie Scott, actress at Trvoli: cut
and bruised about head and shoulders.
Unknown boy, rendered unconscious
by live wire at Rice and Como streets.
John Dugan. telegraph operator;
head cut by falling glass.
Scores of other persons in all dis
tricts of the city are reported to have
sustained bruises and cuts by falling
timbers and glass.
Walter Sanborn, 634 Bedford, burned
on neck by live wire.
Joseph Hanson, Cook street, struck
by electric light pole; not seriously in
When St. Paul awakened yesterday
morning the scenes which with the
setting sun had been of prosperous
happiness, of mirth and gayety, were
blackened by the pall of death, by the
darkest gloom of wreck and ruin, of
desolation and despair. In the early
houis of morning crowds of thousands
thronged ihe streets and viewed the
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THE ONLY LIVE !NE>V3PAPE*
IN ST. PAUL
I awful spectacle of .the: storm's ■work.
| There was naught of laughter or smiles r
—the sorrow was ; of; the community. '
Stories. of thrilling escapes, of he
roic rescues '■ or—with lowered voice—
of: friends injured, of homes destroyed, .
were rife ; among groups that crowded:-:■.
every ; street ; corner • in r the - downtown i
district A woman of St. Anthony Park ;
hurled -r by .: the wind from ; her home ;
with ■ her ' eighteen-months-old •; infant rl~
in ': her arms :and ■ found, unharmed, . in -:• *
a pool of 5. water after her home ; had :
been demolished; '•_ panic ! among the 2,- .
000 1 terrified pleasure seekers at" Corao.
park plunged in darkness, and left to •
fight their way through a tangle of I
live wires and debris - to begin the ;
weary journey homeward on foot — |
these, together with scores sof • stories !
of flaring arxd bravarjr on tho part of
rescuers, were eagerly listened to by .
/j Crowds Are ; Quiet
> There was a difference in the crowds s
from the ordinary gatherings of "sight- ■
seers. Of . the >. usual: noise - and con- •
fusion. there was none. Even the bois
terous ■ gamin of ' the streets ■■ realized '
that 'aT: calamity greater: almost than -
he could comprehend was at hand, and .
spoke ;: in subdued i tones. In nearly
every church in the city; prayers were
offered for the suffering.
Public buildings did not altogether
escape the fury of the whirlwind. The ,
park ■: at * the public baths on Harriet •.
island.;- is :.. wrecked .. of ,-z. its . beauty.
Scarcely- a tree is left : standing. Like
wise, , also, the various: city parks ; suf
fered ; greatly, and little but : huge piles .
of debris and shattered tree trunks re
main -, where - before i there were i groves
of stately elms, and: maples. -. At the '
state fair grounds j the loss is reported I
as inconsiderable, and .. only ' one '• small '.'■'
building used for storing fireworks i was v,
destroyed, J though a number of tents *
to be'- used for : restaurant purposes
during the -fair-were wrecked. The- new *■
capitol building escaped without' dam- \
Residence District Suffer
Residence districts throughout the
city goffered greatly from the storm,
and for a distance of miles the hand
somest thoroughfares in The city, In
cluding Como drive, present an appear
ance of devastation. Summit and Day
ton avenues and adjacent streets in the
hill district suffered most. Here great
tree trunks lie across the streets, lawns
are ruined, chimneys and windows are
shattered, and what was conceded to
be the finest residence district in the
West is a waste of ruin.
In the country adjacent to St. Paul
there are direful reports of the dis
aster. Crops ruined, homes destroyed
and the occupants left homeless are
the tales that are repeated over and
over again. The loss to farmers. « hile
as yet impossible to accurately esti-
mate, will reach many thousands of
dollars, and probably in no case are the
losses covered by insurance.
At Stillwater the damage inflicted
by the hurricane totals $100,000. Lum
bermen were among the heaviest losers.
Huge rafts of logs were torn from their
moorings and sent "whirling down the
river by the wind and current. Xo
injuries of serious consequence, how
eVer, are reported in Stillwater. though
property in the city suffered greatly.
Judge Parker Does Not Favor
Big Sunday Excursions
ESOPUS. N. V., Aug. 21.— Except
for a casual visitor, who introduced
himself to Judge Parker as "A New
Jersey Democrat," there was nothing
to disturb the usual Sunday cjtriet at
Rosemount today. The
early in the day that an excursion
was coming from -■■ ■ v
Judge Parker has causal it to ne
known that he does not encourage
large parties or excursions to come to
Rosemount on Sundays. Judge Park
er and family went to Rosemount this
morning and attended church as usu
al. In the absence of Rev. Charles
Hall, who preached today at Sara
toga., Rev. J. S. Parker preached.