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Tie WishlBg;n, Iowa, Tornatf,
Tht telegraph Ins piven reports ofu
torriffio storm id Washington onii Keo
kuk counties, Iowa, but it has been able
to convey but very little idea of the
strength of tho tornado's fury, and tho
dostruotlon and terror which attended its
course. Its track was well dcGocd by
Wrecks of forests, and rtc'iards, and
house, and dead bodies of animals and
tnen, women and children. It sea nod
Ilka a monster suddenly born of the air,
tortured mt rage by petting hail and
forked lightning. It was as swift as a
rids ball, and gave do warning of its ap
proaoh, save a roar like a heavy train
rushing over a railroal bridge This
was lis first starting eipression, but the
peoplo did' not know what tho sound
meant until they saw a low, funrjol shaped,
black uloud drhini: towards them, and
then instinct told them that there- was
dancer in the wind. Thoso who could,
took refuse in their cellars, and many,
from thesn retreat?) saw their hound
lifted .from over their Reads, and chowed
Up and swallowed b'y ho "torm. Noth
Ing could stand up Jsefu. "ml tho ever
lasting hills, and these Hlsn ripped of
their .clothing of trees, an tore out
. Home of their rock ribs. It 'ounnud off
tho hills iuto ilieTjir regions of ibe at
mosphere, but it was so heavily weighted
Vrith ground, rocks, nnd mud and other
ftolid initarials whirling in its current,
that it swooped down again and struck
thooarth with redoubled fury. - It 1
made jumps of from sis to ten i '.c. over I
tho heads of tho ter stricken people I
und cowering unimals, y to strike the
earth harder at the end tp t! o leap.
Such an utmosphcric monster ns this
docs incredible nnd iocomprehensiple
tilings when it reaches nut its claws for
maa or any of roan's works. It docs not
recognize his barriers, his roofs or walls
or any of his culb places, und it gives no
intimation of the fury that is in it until
it strikes, crushes und destroys. Such
was the cyclone that swept destruction
through Iow.i last Thursday. It so
stunned tho people of tho section through
Which' it pissed that they could ut first
give no intelligent account, of what hap
pened to them. Many were killed, many
tuoro serious'y wounded, an! some disnp
peared in the hollow chasm of the whirl
wind nnd havo not been seen since.
Human limbs have been found in its
track, and no ons knows to whom they
belonged, Nothing tint stood was left
standing as it was before. Trees 18
inchns to two feet through wero cither
.cut oT almost as smoothly as a saw could
do it or dragged up by tbo roots and
whirled awav like chaff and feathers.
Tbo track of tho tornado was from one
hundred yards to half a milo wide, and
we will recount some of tlio curious
things that happened in that narrow
furrow of fate. Wo have fa'd that
nolliio vas left where it was before, but
some singular deposits were made that
were not there before. Trees and plants
uud beams were stuck into the ground
two or three feet deep, nnd in some places
quito thick. Cattle wero driven into the
earth head foremost and literally hkinncd
by the fingers ol tho storm. Chiokenr
were found cleanly plucked ; men with
their clothing stripped entiroly off, and
ono woman was cut in two, nnd half of
Iior could not bs found. A thrcshiig
machine was picked up and carried a mi'u
nr two, but being an ugly thing to hold,
it was dropped without sustaining much
injury. Men aud wowen wero gatherod
in the arms of tho storm and hurled,
quick as lightning, several hundred
yards, und dropped ; some of ihom killed,
some with slight bruises, some uninjured,
but very much astonished. On one furtn
800 head of cattlo and horses were
killed; on another, sixty fut steers, some
of them weighing 1 400 pounds, were
carried over one hnndred yards. Houses
flew awHy like birds. The cyclone found
a school in session : it took tho school
house away, and the teacher and her
twenty scholars found themselves some
distance off, in a publio road, without
knowing how they got thero. The
teacher and five or six of her charges
were injurod, some or them severely, and
one little girl 11 years old was found
doad. a quarter of a mile off, with her
Another school houso full of children
was pinked up and carried sevoral yards
and fot down ugain right side up without
hurting any of the children bidfy. An
other onflows struck by lightning, but
nono of tiro children 'ore killed somo
wero stunned, but recnv red.
Ope woman was found dead with one
of ,a pair of twins in her arms. Tin
ehilifdied in a few hour- Tho othe
child was, somehow, sepsn ted from its
mother, and escaped uniniuroJ. homo
where .on tho track, a flock of 1,600 sheep
wore grazing quietly when the cyclone
came their wny. They gathered in u
eirclo for mutual protection An eye
witness saw the storm pick them up and
carry the no. up until they "lookod liko a
flock of ims." Nearly all of them
In some plscpi torrents nf rain and
heavy chunks of lee fell. It was t'an-
gerous lo'co hunting for hailstonos, but
ono was found measnring ten inches in
circumfercnco and weighing seven and a
half ounces, Somo were round as a can
non ball, somo oblong liko au egg, and
other flat, like door-knobs.
One descriptive writer makes this
general picture of the terror :
Fences wero laid flat. Houses were
of no account. Men women and children
and all kinds of animals wero mingled in
rhe moving mass of air nt a height of
from forty to sixty feet. Trees a foot in
diamoter wore snapped in twain, and the
forests seemed as if an immense scytho,
propelled by an iuviniblo giant, bad out
nil that dared to be in its way. The
swath marked the- path of the dvstroyor.
Nothing but the eternal hills, up which
it swept and divested (if their natural
covering, couid stand against its mighty
forco. Over bilf and valley it moved
fcaving woo in its track.
At last aceouuts it bad been ascer
tained that thirteen persons were killed
is tht tf eoouties aud twt;-feur
wounded, This elemental disturbance is
supposed to havo arisen in Washington
county, and will be known as tho Wash
ington tornado. It was very similar to
the Comanche tornado, which happened
some years ago in tho same state, Both
leveled tho largest and pulled tho small
est things to pieces skinned animals,
plucked chickens and played other freaks
in common' showing that they belonged
to the samo breed of storms.
Dill Arp ou Hie Racks
Kvcry night 1 Here it is halfnsst 1
o'olock. It's a wonder vnu como home at
ull 1 What do vou tl Ink a woman
is made for ? I do believe il a robber
was to come and carry me off, you
wouldn't care . What is it. vou
say? City Council business must be
attended tol How do I know you go to
the city council? Does the city council
meet every night 7 Twelve o clock one
o'clock two o'clock. Hero I stay with
the children all alooe lying awake half
the night .waiting for you Couldn't
come homo any looner I Of course ym
couldn't if you didn't want to. Hut L
know semething; you think I don t, but
I do That 1 do; I wish I didu't
Where wero you last Monday night ? Toll
me that '' Tho marshal told mo tbo city
council didn't niOJt t'iat n:ght. Now
what have you got to say ? Couldn't pet
aqtiiiri"-? Well, if you couldn't why
l"'tr."!l coiue l.uuiu'? Out every nir lit
. uuming, for a quorum. But.,, u
wouldn't hunt for me this late if I was
missing, Whore were you on IhursUay
nicht and Fiiday night? There, w a
show imrtnvn wasn't there? What did
you buy that bottle of hair oil fur, and
hide it? Oil for your hoij indocd I
Who ever heard of hair oil for a whet
stone I So you think I didn't see VuU
in the other room brushing and greasing
your hair, und looking iu the glass nt
your pretty self ? A roan ought to bo
decent. He ought, ought ho? Yes,
indeed, a man ought to, and a decent man
will stay ut home with his wife sometimes
and not be out every night. How comes
it that tho city council didn't meet but
twico a month last year 7 Trying to
work out of debt. Yes, that's probable
very laughing and joking, and smo
king, und swapping lies will work a debt
off, won't it? Now I want to
know how much longer you are
go:n to keep up this night bus
incss. Yes, 1 want to know. Out every
nij.hr. City council, Freo Masons,
shows, hair nil aud brush, and brush,
and brush until you'vo nearly worn out
the brush and your head too. What is
it you say ? It helps your business to
keep up your social relation 1 Ab, indeedl
lou ve got relations hero at homo, sir.
They need keeping up somo, 1 thould
think. What did you say ubout catching
it the other night at a whift party?
I'ellows, its 11 o clock, but lets play
a while longer we wou't catch it any
worse when we get home. A pretty
speech for a decent man to make. Catch
it I Catch it 1 Well, 1 intend you shall
catch it a little. What's that you say ?
If I wouldn't fret you so you would
y at uome more I Well, sir, do you
ifny at home first a few nights and try it.
Perhaps the fretting would stop. Out
every night because l tret you so.
Whuts that, sir? xou know ladies
who ain't always u Bcolding their hus
bands I You do, do -you ? How come
you to know thorn ( What business
have you to know them? What right
have you to know whether other women
fret or not lhats always the way
You men think all other women are saints
but your wives, rb, yos saints saints
I'll have you to know, sir, that there
isn't a woman in this town that's more of
a saint than I am. I know them all, sir,
a heap better than you do. lou only
see tho sugar and honey side of them,
und they only see tho suf.ar side
of you. Now, sir, I just want you to
know that if you can't stay at home more
than you do, 1 II leave these children
here to get burnt up, aud I'll go out every
night. When a poor woman goJs deper
ate, why, sir, she is she is desperate,
DoiMNfi Eua.i. A story is told of a
negro in Virginia whoso master threat
ened to give him a flogging if he boiled
biroggs hard again. Next morning the
eggs came to tho labia still harder than
before. "You rascal ;" shouted tho en
raged planter, "didn't I tell you to cook
thoso eggs soft?'1 "Yes, raassa," said the
frightened slavo, "an' I got up at 2 o'
clock this mornin', an' bite j 'em five
hours, an' it seem to me I nebber kin
get deso eggs softer 1" During the war
ono of the Northe... hotel keepers was
on a visit to Norfolk. Tho eggs came to
tho table boiled bard, "hook hern,''
said tho hotel keeper, "Sambo, those
eggs are boiled too bard. Now take my
watch and boil some threo minutes by it.
Ho gave tho noro his splendid gold
watch. In ubout five minutes tho freod
man returned with the eggs and watcn on
nn the saina plate. Tho watch was wet.
What have you bee doitig to my watch ?"
asked tho Northern visitor. "Why it's
all wet 1" "Yes1 sah," said tho negro.
"I bilcd de watb wid do eggs. All right
dis time, sah."
"Ah, Jemmy, Jemmy," said tho Bishop
of Derry to a drunken blacksmith, "I'm
sorry to fco yon beginning your evil
course ugain ; and Jemmy, I am vety
anxious to know what you inluud to do
with that fine lad, your foo?" "I intend,
air," said Jemmy, "to do with him what
you cannot do for your son." "Kh.ch 1
how's that ? bow's that ?". To which
Jemmy, with a bunt of genuine feeling,
said : "I intend to muko biui a better
man than his father."
1$73! THE SPRING TRADE 373
HAS BEEN OPENED BY
PARKER, CREWS & CO.,
WITH THE LARGEST AIYD BEST ASSORTED
Stock of Goods in Lincoln Co.
CAKE & ROGERS' COLUMN.
Do Vou WaBl Wlille Goods ?
Look at our Stock of Plain and
Striped Jaccooets, Plain and
Striped Victoria Lawns, Swiss
Muslins, Nainsooks, Piques, &o
Do You Want Dress Goods ?
Let ns tempt vou with our
Japanese Stripo, at 2fc, 40a
and COc per yard, Burmahs,
Challis of all the latest styles.
Do You Want Mtn's anil Do: $ Wear
Eiamino the Largest assort' -
nient in Troy of Cloths, Cas
simercs, Tweeds, Jeans, Cut
tooades, Denims, Sio , Ac.
Do You Wait Notions!
We keep everything you can
think of, from a Cc Thimble up.
Do You Want IlalsT
Our Stock is always complete.
Do You Want Hardware,
HOOTS AND SHOES T
You must not look elscwbero.
What you can't And in our
Stock is ,oot worth looking
Who buys your produce ? Who gives you fato prices; and sells
you Goods AS LOW AS THE CHEAPEST I' LACE in Townl
BEFOriK PURCHASING UAI.Ii
Kllot' T TUB TAN Allll
Troy, Mo., April, 1373.
PARKER CREWS & CO.
CHEAP CASH STORE!
WOODSON, BIMHEAD & CO,,
Chain of Bocks and Cap-au-Gris. Mo.
Dealers in BUY GOODS, GROCEIilES, BOOTS and SHOES
HATS and CAPS, CLOTHING, QUEENSWARE, HARD
WARE, and in fact everything usually kept in a country store.
IligliCHt Market Price Paid (or Grain and Bacon.
Goods Exchanged for all Kinds of Country Produce.
Special Mtention Given to Snipping
GRAIN AND STOCK OF ALL KINDS.
Goood Slock Pens. All consignments made to us will receive our
prompt attention. We are also A GENTS for the
JflcClurg Wheat Drill,
Woo ft s Reaper and Jflower,
Cultivators, Plows Wagons,
ALL SOLD AT BOTTOM PRICES.
Thankiny our friends for their liber patronage heretofore, we
invite them to examine our new stock before purchasing, elsewhere.
No trouble to show goods.
WOODSOIV & BIRKHEAD,
SI 'I .n T- T 1. 1 r
r30 fim ajj-au-irris ana nam or mocks, mo.
OUH I.AHCI3 STOCK OF
Open-face work do.,
A KansnB man who lately returned
from the ltucky Mountains, after nn ab-
ho'ucu of fvur years, pot, mad, jut because
the baby wus only two years old, just as
if his wifo.eould in u Ice tho baby grow
A Phrenologist told a man that ho hail
cotulutiyonc? largely developed : " No,"
said tho other, "I have not, and if you
say that agai I'll knock you deiru."
GENUINE CHICAGO PITTS' THRESHING ftUCIIIl
Willi Moifntoil or Down Power, Straw Stacker. Patent Uncos. Batrzer anil Keiciiter.
Dodge's Combined Iteaper anil .Mower, Sclf-llakcr or
Heat and moit reliable clf-raker In tbo woilJ.
The Celebrated. "Wliite-vvnter Farm and
Ii tuporlur to any other Wngon ranJo In Durability, Stjrlo and Finish, nJ li warranted perfect
Improved for 1672. Tbo only Planter In tbo world with 8Luve)a to cover tho corn,' and gauge
wbecli to rogulato the depth of planting. Will cover tbo corn on old us well u fresh plowed
grousm. hi eueeK row, urni ruu ivu aiisuuuieou.
!!? Star Cultivator,
Hiding or WalMnf, Irou or Woc-dcn livam,, Duy ono curly, nn J put your oats In wttb it. War
runted to give tlfctlm.
Tho ubnvu Machines can bo eccn und bought ut T. W. W1TIIHOWS, Troy,
llo will take pleasure iu showing you the machines.
O, D. LOVING,
fel5u5ui4 Suit Ageut for Liucolu county, Mo,
J C. OAKU. , M. MtMfcUa
CAKE & McLfcLLAN,
bny and Sell land, rly tm,. for No.
residents, Give Abstracts r Titles,
Write Deeds, Mortgages, Plats '
ot Lit n da, -4 e y
They Offer for Sale the F.IUwIi
dorlbweit or Auburn, 2 mills of railroad and 1
iuIIci of rock road, 35 ncrei iu cultivation, lsl
aeros fplendld timber, hewed-log home 1 U .t0!
rlcn, liable nnd corn crib. Price f 2500, ono tkit A
caib, balance on tlmo.
No. Coal land 6 miles souttlwDit of Trovi
40 acre; InJJie middle or the coal fiel'di .iJ
ltbln JOOynrde of tho shaft at the Link mlniit
Prlco $2000, half cash, balance on time. 1
Ne. a 202 acres unimproved timber land
by2 miles south of Millwood and adjoining W.,1
prairie. Price 800i third cash, balance on Ion
No. 4 ltonse arfd' tbt In Troy, frame honiA
30 by 40 and ono story high, 4 rooms, cloietl
stnoko house, cistern, shrubbery, 4c, lot lo b
100 feet, 200 yards from town spring. rVc'e ,3
iVIUIB spiUVU CUtT II
I No. O Farm of lit) aoros, lk miles of Mosi
cow Mill, 20 acrrs In cultivation, 99 acres cood
timber, 18 bellrlhg peach trees Price $20 Def
nvro, lu-llilrds cash, balanoe on tints.
Ho. T 54 acres timber land, underlaid with
coal, 2K mllei of Moscow. Prlco $20 per acre!
two- thirds cash, balanco on time.
No. 8-Improvod farm of 93J acres, one
mile from tho court houso in Troy, 25 acres irt
cultivation, 23 acres In pasture and meadow, lM
, five year old opplo trees, 25 peach trees, 45 acres
splendid timber, 2 story frame 18 by 24 and in
h 1-story 18 by 24, all in good repair, smoke
house, chicken house, stables and crib, A No I
tobacco lam of 0 tiers, good well. Price and
tenni 935 cash per acre. Just the nine. r. .
it ncrson who desires to carry on a small farm, and
Ilulter Bridles, u gcl tho benefit of good schools In Troy for
Iluir Saddle Girths,
heather Saddlo (Jirths,
Web Saddle Girths,
Men s Saddles,
Plow Gear, &o.
Boys' and Girls'
Boots and Shoos
Done with Neatness and Dispatch.
Hides and Tallow.
BOOT AND SHOE
We manufactueo our Boots and Shoes,
Saddles, Harness and Collars
Leather of our own Tanning, and aro
tho only porsons in Troy who manufac
ture out of Leather made at our yard.
Goods and prices warranted to
I No. O Improved farm of 80 acres 3J4 mlloj
cast of. Trov, 25 acres In cultivation, 55 acres'
good timber, log house 10 by 18, 1 Kstories, smoko"
house, corn crib nnd stubloi, 125' young fruit
trees in bearing. Price $35 per acre, two thirds
Cash balance on time
I No. IO Improved farm of 80 acres 2 mliii
south of Troy, 35 acres in cultivation, 15 acres
In grass and 30 acres timber, house 16 by 18, IU
stories, kitchen 14 by 10, smoke house, collar,
stable sheded on two sides, granary, crib and hn
houre. All theso buildings aro new and sub
stantial. Well and pond of stock watet,25ap
ptc,- 25 peach and fl pear trees of excellent fruit.
Prlco 30 dols. per acre, two thirds cash balance
No. II Improicd farm of SOOacrw, 5 miles
northwest of Troy, 70 acres in cultivation, ljrf
acres timber, 2-story house 18 by 20 with t kit
chen 1R by 24 one story, smoke house with cellar
I under it 7 ft deep, stables, corn crib, new ?-l et
I tobacco barn, splendid orchard of 730 trets Irt
, bearing, consisting of npplc, peaches, pears:
plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries. New ancf
commodious school houso near. Prico 20 dolri
per aero, half cash, balance on time- without In
No 12 Improved farm of 80 acres 2J miles
Test of Chain of Rocks, in a German neighbor
hood, 40 acres in cultivation, 40 acres fine timber,
house, siuoke house, cood well, stable, tnhxri-n I
barn, apple nnd peuch orchard, new school houM
closo at hand. Prico $20 per acre, half cash,
balance on time. '
I No. 13 Improved form of 200 acres 4 miles'
cast of Troy nnd 2 miles of Moscow mills, 100
1 acres fenced, 80 Peres In cnltivation, 20 acres in
1 grass, 100 acres timber, 2-slory house, 20x30,
cellar under it, stnoko houso, splendid wull, .i'
1 tics, largo crib, -' tobacco bams, 150 nm.U trees,
I pears, licaobes. cherries, grapes. Land praducoii
50 bushels corn per aero this ycai. New school
houso completed and paid for convenient. Prieo
18 per aero, half cash, balanco on tlmo.
No. 1-1 140 acres, Improved farm, 50 acre
fenced and in cultivation, splendid timber, in
cluding a good sugar camp, 30 bearing fruit trees,
two-story log house, lathed and plastered, smoka
houso nnd outbulldlncs. 3 snlendld surlnirs on
of Kvorv Style, the farm, This larui is fivo miles from Troy and
nun iu.v ui.mucu iruiuat u ix a itauroau. irico
No. IS 1150 acres of splendid land located
near the north lino of this county. Tho rock;
road from Auburn ond the St I, 4 K Rr both ricn
through this tract. About ono half of this land
is fenced nnd has six dwolling houses located at
different points on it. Stables, cribs and tobacco
barns aio largo nnd well built, and nt convenient
points on Ibo faim. The entire tract is offered at
tho very low flguro of $20 per aero. Or wc will
sell tracts of 80 acres, 120 acres, 160 acres, 200
acres; at a small advance on the above price,
according to tho .improvements nnd location of
tbo particular trkct desired by the purehasor.
No. 1(1 Improved farm of 80 acres fenoe4
and 40 acres in cultivation, largo house, i
storios high and a kitchen 12x IS; spring within
short distance, 4 good springs on place; 100
fruit trees of apples, peaches, cherries, plums,
pears ; within ono milo of a grist and saw mill,
114 miles eouth of Troy, Price (15 per acre.
No. IT 144 acres, small house and about 15
acres cleared and under fenco, 129 acres of
timber, t inllos north of Troy. Price $500.
No. 18 Four woll improvod, splendid farms,
lying in one body of i2b acres ; will be sold
separately nr together. 160 acres has largo
dwelling house with 7 rooms, 2 porches, part of
the house new, beautiful sito, with large shad
trees In yard, 2 tenant bousos in the yard, stnoko
house, woll of living water and a cistern, new
barn 3644; old stable; granary, corn crib)
plenty of stock water ; 500 young thrifty applet
trees of selected fruit, 100 choice fruit trees In
bearing, and never full any year. All well
fenced In fields of convenient site, pastures and
meadows well set In grass and clover, 30 acrei of
fino timber. This is, and has been for years,
the model farm of the township. Price $35 per
acre. 160 acres has dwolling bouse yi storiss
high, Isl8 x20 with h kitchen, corn crib and
table, all new ; 40 ncrej fenced and in cultiva
tion, 120 timber. Price $20 per aore. 120 has
dwelling 16x:'.'l with L porch on south side of
house, smoke house, cistern well, stables and1
cribs ; land all well foncod, 60 acres In cultiva
tion and meadow. Price 25 dols. per acre. 85J
acres, 40 acres in cultivation, 15 acres meadow,
no buildings, 30 acres timber. Prico 20 dols. per
aero. Price of the entire tract of 525 acres,
$22 50 per aero. Terms 3,000 dol. cash, balance
No. 10 New two-story dwelling and 8 lots la
town of Troy. House 16x26 with L 16x29, por
tico in front and porch on back, 0 large rooms, a)
closet, well of living water, largo cistern; smoio
houso and stable Largo number of fruit tree
In bearing, apples, peaches, pears, tweet cher
ries, morilln cherries, iilums, quinces, Ac With"
... r In two squares of churches and schools. Prlco
out 01 ,, A .iii.
No. ill Improved farm 49 acres of splendid
land Id u German neighborhood, in a high state
of cultivation, good dwelling house, smoke hoais
and stab e, some fruit trees. Farm well watered1.
Within VA mile ol Chain of Hooka and nil
of Mouth of Big creek. Price 1500 doll.
CAKG it McI.EM.AN,
CAKE & KOW1im
Cor, Mala tad Dcslrehaa Bis.,
ST. TjOU.rS, MO.
ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.
July 21, 1871 ly.
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