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BOOS IBLABD, ILL., THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1888.
FBIC3 TXEELE3 CUTS.
ITS MERCILESS FURY
Terror, Destruction and Death
in the Cyclone.
ST. LOUIS VICINITY STRICKEN.
Appalling Loss of Life in
Millions of Dollars of Prop
erty Swept Away.
EAST ST. LOUIS A CEMETERY.
The Mississippi Claims Many
Final Estimates From the Lo
cality of the Horror.
St. Louis, May 28. Two hundred
lives Doffed out in this city, and
many more in East St. Louis, and
property destroyed running into
millions is the record of yesterday
evening's cyclone. This is a con.
trvatiye estimate. No possible idea
of the number killed in the tornado
in this neighborhood in Missouri and
Illinois can be made at this time.
South St. Louis is littered with dead
bodies. Kast St. Louis is a glgaotic
cemetery. Under the debris of the
buildings in' that city scores are
buried whose bodies may not ba
brought to light (or many days per
haps never. It was th most disas
trous storm from every point of view
in the history of the city. It did lit.
tie damage in the business and north
ern portions of the city, save along
the river front where the destruction
cannot be estimated, nor will it ever
be known just how many gave up
their lives in the waters of the Mis.
sissippl. The channel is full of
wreckage. In South St. Louis the
storm spent is force.
Sl-twa With Want.
From wher the storm entered the
c ty )n the southwestern snbo'rb-tl
where it left near the Kads bridge
the wide path runs. Factory after
factory went down, and piles of brick
and timbers mark the spots on which
they stood. Dwellings were picked
up and thrown In-every direction
limine houses were flattened with
no chance for escape of the occupants
The ruins are covered with bruised
and mangled bodies that ran not here.
covered until a systematic icarch is
made. Thousands of families in
St. Louis are homeless. There is no
way of estimating the numfecr of
lifws lost on the river craft that bap-l
pvneil to be near wbrn the cyclone
came. Hundreds of barges were
moored all along the river bank. In
some instances as many as 10 or 12
persons were on board. Men were
blown into the water, barges cap
stand. There wore rumors that the
excursion steamer, Grand Republic,
hail goua to the bottom with 500 ex
cursionists, bnt this is denied by an
otVifsr of that company who said the
boat left for Alton at noon.
fata of tao Hon- aad AppMraaee,
The storm struck the city from the
southwest and traveled in a north
easterly direction to Grand avenue.
then followed Mill creek valley to the
river. At the levee it swung almost
at right angles and swept straight
up the river to Madison, where it
veered east again. Judging from
the reports of greatest damage the
path'ot the storm averaged 10 or 12
blocks wide with an extreme damage
is blocks wide. For hours before
the cyclone came the currents
shifted, the winds blew hot and cold
and the storm controverted. In
tho west a thunderstorm developed.
It rame up slowly at first. As the
Mack rim mounted higher its arch
embraced more territory to the
north and south. A strong wind
from the east began to Mow in tho
f.ve of the storm. It was the lower
current. It raised the dark cloud and
it came forward faster and faster. Sad
den'.y the wind stopped blowing from
. the east, when there swept from the
northwest a terrific gale which made
th best built structures crumble. .
A MIILIUM WILL SOt COVTK IT.
Fmr Sqa.v tilorks wopt Away .l
St. Li a is. May 29. A million dol
larswiU not cover the damage to
property. How so many persona in
the path rf the cyclone escaped is a
mystery to all who have passed over
the devastated region. Four square
blocks are absolutely swept away
Maay victims are sUIl beneath the
ruins. The Lake house, Groes build
ing, Tremont hotel. Martell house,
Vandalia round house, with 20
dweiliogs around it, the Howe insti
tute, Vandalia freight bouse, in the
last of which all are killed, are but a
few of the buildings which went
down before the blast. The follow
ing boats are known to have suok:
ScClub, Henry Stockman, Rescue,
Mnlliken, Christie, Wiggings, Medill
and all the wharf boats.
The complete suspension of tele
phone communication and street car
traffic has multiplied the inconven
iences and general discomfort.
There are few means of summoning
an ambulance for the removal of the
dead or injured, many of them are
carried in wagons on litters. The
city dispensary is overcrowded. A
score of voluntary physicians have
tendered their services in assisting
and caring for the wounded. The
demolition of the city hospital pre.
vented the nse of that institution,
but the old House of the Good Shep
herd is available and all supplies are
Coa-watloa Hall Not Baloed.
The convention hall and Fonr
Courts were in the path olthe storm.
The former had part of the roof and
walls punctured in several places by
uying missies. iheie can be re
stored in 10 days. A section of the
brick wall of the jail went down, but
the prisoners were too panic stricken
to escape. .
EAST ST. LOII8 APPALLED.
Pcopla Stand la ttaa Rala Not Knowing
Which Way to Torn.
East St. Lous. May 23. The res
identsofthis stricken city gathered
in little knots on the streets today.
Tbey did tot mind the drenching
rain. Nothing except the wind
wnicn leit ueatn in its path pos
sessed any terrors for them. The
court house and police headquarters
are blown away. The officers knew
not where to lind their chief. Drays
and wagons have ben pressed into
work removing the doad and dying.
Several bodies'were found transfig
ured by huge timbers. Others lay
moaning and groaning under tons of
timber. Every courier broughttresh
tidings of the ca!amity until those
bo received the reports became
used to the tale of horror.
Along the levee every house had
asor friends among the dead
or Injured. Mothers, sisters and
other relatives ran from one tern
porary morgue to another in search
of missing ones. Miss Dean sat
speechless in the car stable, her dead
father lying at her feet. Her mother
was not far away, her two younger
brothers lying mangled on the floor
near by. It was an awful spectacle,
but it was duplicated over and over
again, (men times tho sole surviv
or of a family watched over the muti
lated dead of a neishborioir family.
Mothers, sisters, fathers, brothers,
weeping or dry eyed, dug for hours
through the depot and elsewhere in
an attempt to extricate a loved one.
Many waded through the water in
ruins of the Trcmont hotel.
The rescuers came upon the bodies
of two dead infants beneath the tim
bers. A woman said the children
were hers, her name Warner and her
home Litchfield, 111.
UETTINO AT TUK ACTCAL DAMAGE.
E stlmate of SCO Dead and Destruction
St. Lot is. May 28 Coroner Wait
said this afternoon the death list in
St. Louis would easily reach 200 with
perhaps as many more in East St.
Louis. At police headquarters the
dead is estimated at 300 and at East
St. Louis 200. The afternoon takers
estimate tne loss at ow or more
The storm left a path littered with
lead and dying, and patrol wagons.
ambulances, and undertakers cars
have been busy all day carrying the
identified dead to their homes or
leaving the unidentified at the city
The estimates of property loss
range from ten to thirty millions.
TUB EASILY REPORT.
!-- Was Moaaro aad Cam In a Round
St. 1oris. May 2S. A fcirnado Wowing
at the rate of eighty miles an hour struck
St. Isnii at 5:13 last night and raged for
half an hour with great fury. As a result
hundreds of lives were lost on both sides
of the river; many buildings were blown
down, and several river steamers sunk
with all on bourd. At present it is impos
sible to estimate the number of lives lost.
Tlx hospital are full of injured and the
morgues contain many dead, while num
bers of tho slain lay everywhere among
tha ruins of demolished buildings. A por
tion of the east end of the Ends bridge U
destroyed; the grand nnd at the fair
grounds wrecked; the woman's portion of
the jail blown d-wn; the Water- & Pierre
oil works are burning; and buildings in
various sections of the town are on fire.
The Plant flour mills, the St. Louis Iron
and Steel works, ar demolished, .and the
immense Cnpples block partially' de
stroyed. G if a tec Haroe at East St. Lonia.
At East St. Louis the destruction seems
greatest. H. C. Rice, the Western Union
manager at the Relay depot on the east
side, climbed across the demolished bridge
and reported that the National hotel, Tre
mont House, Martell House, DeWolf cafe,
Hezcl Milling company's mill, Horn's
cooper shop and a great many dwellings
cast of there as far as Fifth street are
gone, and many people killed. The Balti
more and Ohio and Vandalia roundhouses,
the Standard Oil works, East St. Louis
and Crescent elevators and twelve freight
houses on the levee are demolished.
Everything; Afloat Goes Down.
The Great Republic and several more ex
cursion steamers, with all on board, are
reported sunk in the river, and all steam
ers at the levee have gone down. A rough
estimate would place the number killed
and wounded at 1,000 Both Western Un
ion and Postal Tclegaph companies lost
every wire out of the city, which is in total
darkness. It is impossible to get off any
more here at present.
WORST OF THE ABOVE CONFIRMED.
Meagre Details Show That the Losa of Life
and Property Is Enormous.
Chicago, Miiy 28. One of the greatest
disasters of recent years overwhelmed the
city of St. Louis last night in the shape of
a cyclone which began shortly after 5
o'clock and for thirty minutes tore its aw
ful way through the city with a velocity
of over eighty miles an hour. Althongh
reports from there are, very meagre, ow-
ing to the almost total destruction of tho
telegraph wires, it seems certain that
the numlier of dead and wounded will
amount to fully 1,000 and the damage
done to millions of dollars. The city hos
pital, which fortunately survived the
storm, is tilled to overflowing with man'
gled men, women and children, and tho
morgue, within two hours after the end of
the storm, was so full of corpses, that it
was necessary to provide other quarters
for the reception of the dead. .
Hundred of Head in the River.
In addition to those who were killed in
their houses and in tho streets hundreds of
dead are beneath the waters of the Missis
sippi river. Of all the steamers on tho
levee when the storm fcroke out but one
is now nlloat all the others have gono
down, in many instances every soul on
board being lost, and in others not over
two or threo being able to reach a place
of safety. Among tho boats destroyed is
the excursion steamer Great Republic, ono
of the largest steamers ou the lower river.
Not a mun escaped from her, and it is
said sho was crowded with excursionists
When the storm came.
Center of the City a Wreck.
The center of the city is a wreck. Many
buildings have been demolished and oth
ers are partially wrecked. The streets are
utterly impassnblo to street cars, and iu
many places progress on foot is a matter of
great difficulty. To add to the horrors of
the night the electric light plants were
rendered incapable of service and the gas
lumps are a so shut off, leaving the city in
total darkness, t ire also broke out in scv
mil portions of the city, and the fire de
partment was unable to make an effective
light Uvaii.se of tho choked up condition
of the streets and the large number of fire
men who were cng.igcd in tho imperative
work of ri'sriiing the dead and wounded
The only authentic information from
tho striek'.-n city was sent out by thentfunt
of tho Associated Press, who managed to
rcavn ;ha outlying telegraph ollice and
te nd a brief dispatch, which is given
The Western Union Telegraph company
nnuouncvd that liecauso of its inability to
keep np lis wires it would be impossible
to send nut any more messages last night
trom t. LiOius or its vicinity.
The reports regarding the duration of
the storm nre conllictini-. About 8 o'clixk
tho operator on tho Wabash road at a
small station not far from East St.. Louis
managed to get tho ojierator at Decatur,
Ills., long enough to l end him word tha
the round house of tho Walmsh rood was
blown down, and that the freight house of
the Vandalia was wrecked and thiity-fivo
men were killed in the ruins. After he
had told this much the wire fulled him.
Shortly after 6 o'clock the Wabash oper
tor at Decatur reported to the main dis
pateher's oflice at Forrest, Ills., that a ey
rlone had just passed through the coun
try to the south of Decatur and it was re
ported to have dono great damn ire. In a
few minutes he sent word that a second
storm had passed through tho country al
most exactly in the track of tho first, and
that he was unable to get any more in
formation regarding it, but that it was
thought to have done great damage in tho
country lying east of Kast St. Louis.
The operators on the Alton rood were
unable to get any information from their
men in the neighborhood of St. Ijouis, hut
reported that just before all their connec
tions with that city were broken off they
had received word that there had been a
severe cyclone at Rush Hill, Mo., which is
a small town on the Alton road not far
from Mexico, Mo. The dispatcher's oflice
of the Illinois Central was unable all
night to net any information from any
point on the line south of Centralis. It
was reported to them, however, that a
ryclone had swept through all the country
south of that point.
FRICiHTKl'L WORK AT THE RACE.
Coltap-e of the C!rand Staad When It Was
Crowded with People.
One of the worst features of the disaster
is thought to have taken place at the race
track at St. Louis, where races were in
full swing and the grand stand was
crowded with people. Returns from the
St. Louis races are received at the track
at Lakeside, Ind., and a few minntes after
5 o'clock the operator sending the report
of the races stopped his work lonsr enough
to remark. "There goes the grand stand,"
and then bis wire collapsed and nothing
more was heard from him.
la a lew seconds the same message was
reported from Lexington, Ky., witn tne
additional information that folly 130 peo
ple were dead, l uis lniormation was sub
sequently corroborated by the operator of
the Wabash road at Decatur, who said
that in his second message received from
East St. Louis it was declared that the
grand stand at the races was down and
that fully 150 people were buried in the
A few minutes after 5 o'clock the opera
tor of the Associated Press at St. Louis,
who was in the act of taking the nsual re
port, sent word that it was growing very
dark and asked for a minute's delay that
he might provide himself with a light. In
a second more the wire snapped and it was
impossible to get any further information
from hiin or out of the town.
At niidnizht it was reported at the dis
patcher's ollice of tho Wabash rood at
Forest, Ills., that It was impossible to
rejeh any point further south than Xame
oki. The operator at that point said that
up to midnight it had been impossible to
obtain nnv definite information from St.
Louis, but it was certain that fearful
damage had been done.
LOOS HEARD 1'BOX AT LAST.
How the Storm Came Down on a City De
voted to Destruction.
St. Louis, May 23. Death and destruc
tion reign supremo in St. Louis and
vicinity last night as a result of the most
terrible storm that ever visited this sec
tion of the country. So widespread is the
destruction in both St. Louis and East
St. Louis that it is impossible to even esti
mate the amount of tho damage and loss
of life. Buildings of every description are
in ruins, and as a result hundreds of peo
ple cro reported dead and injured. The
city is nearly in darkness, as the electric
lights and trolley wires are down. With
one or two exceptions all the street car
lines in the city are at a standstill, and
thousands of people arc compelled tore
miiin down town or walk home.
The storm broke about 5 p. m. after a
most oppressively hot day and the rain Ixs
gan to full. It soon developed into a fierce
thunder storm, with the wind from tha
e:sst. A little later the wind had gained
a velocity of eighty miles an hour, driving
the rain before it and tearing loose signs,
corui'jes, chimneys and everything in its
way. Many buildings of every descrip
tion were demolished, and others set on
lire by lightning and crossed wires. Tho
firo department responded to fourteen
nlnrms. The streets were full of people
going home from work, and a pauic en- j
sued ns soon as the storm broke.
- Men were picked up and hurled against
the buildings, horses and carriages were
sent Hying here and there, and falling
wires full of deadly fluid added to tho
horror of tho scene. Suddenly the wind
vcurcd around to the west and completed
the destruction. It is asserted by some of
those who. have traversed the down-town
part, of the city that there are but few
buildings in St. Louis that have not suf
fered in some way from the storm. Last
night the streets wero in complete dark
ness, and travel in any direction was dan
gerous because of fallen liva wires and
debris lying everywhere.
The wagon way of the Eaos bridge on
the East St. Louis side is a crumbling
muss of mortar nnd stone, and parts of
the tower nnd pier Xo. 1 were also torn
away. A trolley car loaded with passen
gers lHiund for the west side is said to
have fallen through to tho railroad track
lx-low, but with what result is not known.
The roof of the Keptiblicau conventif n
hall was blown off. The tanks of the
Waters-Pierce Oil company, on Gratiot
street,, blew up. spreading destruction on
every hand, and, it is said, killing four
men and possibly more. Thren stories of
the Coe . A:untifnctiiring company's build
ing. Ninth and I imtiot, and nearly half of
tho Wuinwright brewery, were blown
The engineer of the ."Etna iron works.
Twenty-first and Pappin streets, was al
most instantly killed. The walls blew in
anil ho was sealdi-1 to death by steam.
The Consolidated wire works, Twenty
first and l'uppin streets, was almost total
ly wrecked. Seven people are known to
have been injured seriously by this wreck
and ninny more are said to have been hurt
by falling walls.
The two-story building of the C. II. Saw
yer Manufacturing company,, 1819 Chou
teau avenue, was demolished. John Saw
yer, a member of the firm, and Emma
L'hnncy tnd Isnh?ila Uamdnn, typewrit
ers. wcr cre.rhed to death under the walls.
H. II. Sawyer, a member of the tirm, was
injured fatally. The St. I-iotiis Refrigera
tor and Wooden Ware company's factory,
Second and Park avenue, was completely
destroyed by fire call'' 1 by lightning. The
loss is estimated nt :o ,.
ROME IKT II.l Of THE CARNAGE.
Course the Sturm Took Throngli the City
un Its Mission r Havoc.
The tornado proper was preeedid by a
fier.-e blow from the east. Strong und
steadily the wipdeame and then it swelli-l
to a hurricane and there were three dis
tinct attacks, which ripix-d up roofs and
commenced the general destruction which
followed. When this wind met one which
was coming from the southwest thi tor
nado was born, and retu-ning bepin its
work of destruction. It stnu-k St. Louis
on the southwest at a point just north of
Tower Grove jmrk and traversed in a
northeasterly direction till it reached
Grand avenue. From there it followed
Mill Creek valley clear to the river, veer
ing slightly to the north when it reached
At the levee it swims nround almost at
a right angle, ard -wept straight l the
river to Itevontl Venice and Madison,
where it veered to the cu again. Judging
from the reports of the greatest damage
done the path of the storm was on nn
average of ten to twelro blocks in width.
The worst damage, was done in a path
about six blocks wide, extending east
ward from Grand avenue to Tenth street.
from I.if:iy.-i te avenue on the south to the
railroad tracks on the north.
At the Liggett 4c Mvers Tobacco works
ten were killed and twenty injured. One
corner of the city hopital was blown out
and the building otherwise damaged. Ono
naticnt died from fright and two others
were Kiuoa by Tailing debris, with many
seriously injured, a number of whom will
The Sidell & Sbenler building, nt Sev
enth and Rudgar streets, fell in and it is
rumored that eighteen women are buried
in tne ruins. Loginc house No. 1 vrcs
blown down and all the fijemra hurled.
Every hosaitol ia the ciy ia lUkd Wtti tit
wounded victims of the storm and the
morgue is taxed to the utmost.
Among the identified dead are: Sophie
Demartina, killed by falling building at
Twelfth and Spruce; Robert Wilson,
killed by falling of Liggett & Mayer's
tobacco factory; Katie Claypool; Wallace
-Hradshaw, colored: Charles Nee; Julius
Gault; William Winkler Bush, .killed
hy street car rolling on him; Max
Weiss,' driver for Eberle & Keys
Livery company; Josephine Martin;
Jones, engineer JEtna Iron works;
Frank Fisher; Julius Gait; Booker Ep
stein; Bernstein; Fred Zimmers, chief
engineer Union station power house; un
known child, about 5 years old; J. Leme
ke, manager St. Louis Barbers' Supply
company; unknown man, at- A. B. Jones'
CHILDREN KILLED AND INJCRED.
Sehool House Wrecked in Audrian Coun
ty, Mo. Great Destruction.
Mexico, May 28. Audrian county was
visited by a terrific tornado yesterday aft
ernoon at 3:30. The total number killed
nt Bean Creek and Rush Hill is about
eight. More than twenty-five were in
jured. Houses, churches, bams and
school houses were razed to the ground.
The storm was preceded and followed by
terrible rain and hail storms which did
incalculable damage. Full reports can
not be obtained at this hour, owing to
wires being down and high water.
In the Bean Creek district a school house
was carried completely away and a daugh
ter of Joseph Q. Ware, was killed and
Lulu Eubauks and Hilda liaise, also
school children, were fatally injured.
Others alone the route of the tornado in
this district whose names cannot yet bo
learned are more or less injured.
At the Dye school house, six or eight
miles farther southeast, not a pupil es
caped uninjured, and five children were
killed, three outright and two dying later
at this place. The school house was utterly
demolished, and several of the children
were blown a great distance away and
were not found until several hours after
ward, and then in a mutilated condition.
HORRIBLE REPORT FROM ILLINOIS.
Not Confirmed, However, and It May Be a
Kansas City, May 28. The train dis
patcher at the headquarters of the Alton
road here has a report from the operator
at Roodhouse, Ills., that at- Drake, Ills.
just south of Roodhouse on the Alton
road, a tornado at a late hour yesterday
afternoon demolished a big school house
and that eighty children perished in the
ruins. No confirmation of the report can
Ten Killed In a Kansas Tornado.
Kaxsas City, May 27. Specials to The
Times state that ton people were killed in
a tornado which struck the village of La-
badie, Franklin county, last evening and
that tho town of Renick, ten miles from
Moberlv, in Randolph county, was com
pletely wiped out. Nothing definite from
Rages Xrtr Sturgeon, Mo.
STUKGEOS, May 2!. A cyclone passed
three miles north of Sturgeon nt 3 o'clock
yesterday. At Renniek three men were
seriously injured nnd a family of colored
people was carried over a mile, two chit
dren being badly hurt. Friendship church,
north of town, was demolished.
Tha Cyclone at Kowaaee.
Kf.wanee. Maj 28. The report of
a cyclone with serious loss of life at
this city is untrue.
The Code of Patches.
The old code explaining the signifi
cance of a patch ou a certain part of the
face was as follows: Tlio "mipussiouod
patch -vas fixed at tho corner of tho eye,
tho "gallant" iu tho middle of tho
check, the "receleuse," or receiver of
stolen goods, ou a spot or pimple ; the
"effrontee, " cr bold faced, ou the nose,
and the "coquette' ' ou tho lips. A round
patch was called "tho assassin." The
great ilassillou preached a sennuu iu
which he anathematized patches. The
effect produced by his discourse was
rather unexpected; patches were worn
in greater number than ever nnd known
as mooches de Massillon. New York
To Scrape an Aequaintanee.
"To scrapo nn acquaintance" was
originated by the Emperor Hadrian.
Once when visiting the public bath he
found an old veteran scraping himself
with a piece of broken crockery in lieu
of an iron or coppe r scraper. Hadrian
gave him a sum of uioucy to provide the
necessary materials for a bath, and ou
his next visit to the institution found it
full of veterans scraping themselves with
potsherds. "Scrapo away, gentlemen,
bnt you shall not scrape an acquaintance
with mo, was Hadrian comments as
he went out.
German professor are proverbially
absentminderl, but none of them more
so than Professor Dusel of Bonn. H
noticed one day his wife placing a large
bouquet on his desk. "What doe all
that mean?" he asked.
"Why, this is the anniversary of your
marriage," replied Mrs. Dusel.
"Is that eo? Well, let me know when
yours enn, os roond and I'll reciprocate.
Jack Didn't Links dine at you
house last night?
Tom Yes. I met him on the way
homo, and ho came up- and took pot
luck with inc.
Jack Waa it anything like the jack
pot luck I bad thv night before? New
The If orror at Vletoria.
Seattle, M iy 2S. A Victoria special to
the Post-Intelligencer siys: Fiftr-thr.e
bodies have been recover?d from the Point
Ellice briil ge wreck, and there are known
to lie three more henen'h tho mass of tim
hers and iron work. B-side this it is not
known just how many tbre are sub
merged, but it is believed there are do
Tss Aioua, only lOo a week.
Mark A. McKenzie. manager of ex-Gov
crnor McKinley's campaign, la ill at his
borne in Cleveland.
Fire at Brillon. Wis., destroyed the
Brillon Manufacturing company's factory.
Barnes Lumber company s yard. W et
gnnd's block, C. Tesch's store and resi
dence, Vnion Opera House, Northwest ern
depot, Werner's elevator and a number of
dwellings and barns. Loss, f loO.OOO.
Governor Bradley, of Kentucky, has
been indicted for failure to comply with a
county tax law.
James A. McKen-ie, United States min
ister to Peru, is suffering from a mild at
tack of smallpox.
At Elyria, O., a passenger train on the
Lake Shore road bound from Chicago to
New York was wrecked. Tho engine was
demolished, but the coaches hung to the
Tho state superintendent of insurance
has granted a charter to the Bureau Coun
tv Mutual Windstorm Insurance com
pany, of Wyonet, Bureau connty. Ills., to
transact a windstorm insurance business
Clifford Abbott, of Lockport, Ind., ac
cepted 100 bushels of potatoes for a poem
he wrote. He has been dubbed the "Hoo-
sier Potato Poet."
At Aubnrndale, Mass., the Lasall semi
nary canoe crew saved two men from
drowning, their ennoe having capsized.
Among, the member of the life saving
crew wero Misses Call and Parish, of Chi
Eighty pupils of the Rose Polytechnic
school of Terro Haute. Ind., headed by
JTofessors Howe and frny, visited Chi
cago and inspected the Pullman works.
Georgia Brock, aged 21, and her 11-year-
old sister were arrested and confessed to
burglary at New York. Georgia was a
society iM'lle and her parents are immense
ly wcalt hy. Goods to the amount of 1,000
were stolen hy the girls.
A man who is supimsed to be Daniel
Russell, a sailor, was found dead near the
Northwestern railroad tracks at Hoin.in
avenue and Kenzie street, Chicago The
Isiily was Ixidly cut and bmised. Russell
had cviilently been struck by a train.
Ore-lMviring copper nick has bivu found
ncir l'eto'skey, Mich.
Padercwski has lieen compelled to cancel
his engagements in England because of
nervous prostration. 1 le attributes his ill
ness to hard work nnd the impressible
wom::u worshipers who annoyed him dur
ing his American tour.
Dr. Terrill, who is attending Colonel
John Moshy at Snn Francisco, says his
puticnt is not dying. He ia now conva
lescent. The third biennial congress of the Gen
eral Federation of Women's clubs is in
ecssion at Louisville.
STot onlviiuudmls of admirable Syrl-
n churehea, but St. Sophia itself, had
keen completed before tho early Chris
tian basilica at Periguenx waa begun.
When wo think what this must haye
been, with its wooden ceiling and scant,
barbaric attempts at ormunent, and
what St. Sophia is with tho most boun
tiful dome, that has ever yet been con
structed nnd a richness of finely devised
and perfectly wrought adornment that
has never yet been erualed, can we mar
vel that any kind or degree of contact
with Byzantine art deeply impressed
western eyes and often guidod western
hands? Can we wonder that the churches
of Constantinople were copied at Raven
na, or that Charlemagne copiod Ravenna
at Aix-la-Cuapello and Eetznlously en
couraged the immigration of Byzautine
artists? Or is it surprising that, in the
tenth century, the Venetians, perpotnal
ly in commercial contact with every
eastern port, imitated a Constant! rsnpnli
tan church amid their own lagotmti? Be
tween thesixth and thoelevcnth centuries
wt stem art Romanesque art was not
even sure' what it wanted to try to do.
whilo in the sixth centnry eastern jut
Byzantine art had already concoived
and perfected some of tho most marvel
ous monuments or human intcllignuce
and taste M. G. Van Rensselaer in
The Tramp's Story.
A tramp appeared at the door of
honso in Tukoma park yesterday, f Io
was not an ordinary looking tramp. Al
though ragged, there was an air about
him that betokened good breeding. He
touched tho rim of his battered hat with
tho grace of a Chesterfield, and the lady
of the bouse gave him something to eat.
"You look as though you hod been a
gentleman, " she said. "I am afraid yon
are addicted to drink. "
"Xo, madam, yoa are in error," be
replied. "Addicted implies a habit.
am therefore not addicted to either
eating or drinking. I was, however.
once a gentleman. My downfall came
from learning a trade. "
"Learning a trade?"
"Yes, madam. I worked at the ma
chinists' trade for five years, and so in
jured my thumb and forefinger that I
could follow my profession no longer,
"What was your profession?"
"I wrote checks, madam."
And even then she did not know what
he meant not until her husband rame
home and told her why tho writing of
cheeks made him have to learn a trade.
A Bag; of Moawy.
A strange story of money lccoverad
comes from Liverpool, A chimney sweep
in cleaning an oven flue found 40 in
coin in a bag. On telling the lady of
the Louse i-he burst into tears and faint
ed. She had put the money there herself
years ago, and having forgotten the
fact had accused ber sou, who was rather
wild, of stealing it, with the result that
he had It ft the house ia indignation and
hail never renrned.
' x for Jotal-a-. mmmm '
Uncle Mosc Dat dorg is ma best
friend, and I wouldn't sell on fo' noth
Van Felt I'll give you 60 feehts for
Uncle loose He's y&' dor&Yonkers
(K. Y.) Bome Journal and Newt.
BATTLE ROYAL IS Oil
The Struggle Between the
THE PROHIBITION CONVENTION
a Test Vote the Broad
But This Afternoon Free Sil
ver Plank Is Up.
PLATFORM IS DISCUSSED.
The Struggle Promises to be
Other Late News of the Day
Pittsbcbg, May 38. After the rou
tine business tho prohibition na
tional convention heard the report of
the committee on platform. Two
reports were presented, one declar
ing for free silver, prohibition.
woman's suffrage, favoring the gov
eminent control of the railroads and
the election of president and vice
president by popular vote; and the
other declaring simply for the total
suppression of the drink traffic. The
motion to make the latter part of the
former was the first test of strength
and was defeated by a vote of 492 to
310, a decided victory for the broad
Rattla Kojrrnl Mow On.
When the convention reassembled
at 2:45 ex-Gov. St. John announced
that it had been decided to take up
tho money plank nest. Resolutions
favoring the free coinage of silver
were then read and the battle be
tween the silver and gold men was
Inaugurated. Much feeling is mani
fested on both sides, and the strug
gle promises to bo protracted.
Stale Corner nmr Iald.
Charleston, Ills.. May 28. The corner
stone of the y1.i0.0O tttate normal school
here was laid yesterduv by Grand Mnsfa-r
Owen icott, of the Masonic lodge of Illi
nois. Adores- were made by Governor
Altgeld, State Superintendent Inglisand
l'nit-d I'mslty trrlun In Hralon.
XEMA, O., May 28. The thirty-eighth
general assembly of tho Vnitcd Presby
terians met last niKht with PUU dulegates
present. Ex-M-Mlerator Ir. J. B. McMcl
hard, of Monmouth, Ills., delivered the
Grand Oponlat; Satnrdajr (OosoraUon Day)
and Sunday Following.
The Watch Tower management
has arranged two big days for the
formal opening of their summer sea
son. During the afternoons the An
collette Bros., late of the circus
Bentz, Berlin, will perform wonder
ful and daring feats 50 feet in mid.
air, never seen in this locality be
fore. At night their acts will be
performed in the glow of myriads of
electric lights, which encircle their
bodies. This performance will be in
full view of all and free of charge.
Also the trapeze performance and
parachute leap from a balloon 3.0n)
feet in the air, by Senorita D'Ancona,
the greatest living aeronaut. The
summer theatre will be opened and
afternoon and evening performances
given, consisting of live great acts of
refined vaudeville, which made snch
a hit at the Tower last summer. The
acrobatic, athletic, musical and com
edy work is ail by first class artists
from Chicsgo and New York. A reg.
nlar $1.50 show at the nominal ad
mission fee of 10 cents Including a
Cars will run ou the Watch Tower
line every five minutes, and the
management is preparing for a big
day and 10,000 visitors. No one
should mits these days of eojoy
A cream of tartar baking powder. Hiclxst
of all in leavening atrergtU LoUst UiUUd
bkxua Government food import,
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