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THJS AKGUb. ! FRIDAY, JIM iY-1 7-,-lift 9 1.
A Budensick Building at West
LITE CKUSHED OUT OF FIVE MEN.
BT7ml Others Badly Wounded, One of
Whom M l 11 Probably Die The Build
ing Falls on Serenteen People, and Five
More Are Miming The Home Col
lapses Without a Moment' Warn
ing All the Dead Men Frightfully
Crushed and Mutilated The Work of a
Violent Wind and Bain Other Houses
Blown I)om 't .
Dcluth, , Minn.," July 17. A violent
storm of wind and rain burnt ovr thio
city yesterday afternoon about 2:30, doing
considerable damage such as flooding
cellars, blowing down small out -buildings,
disarranging telegraph and electric
light and power wires, besides tearing out
several blocks of new pavement just be
ing laid on Fourth street. Tbe rain fell
in torrents, and the rainfall was three
quarters of an inch in the first hour. At
one time it rained .03 inches in five ruin
ates, the water flowing like a stream over
the streets. At West Duluth, a manufac
turing suburb, a circus tent was blown
down, but no one was injured worth
speaking of. Several houses were struck
by lightning and seriously shattered. The
passenger steamer India, while lying at a
dock, was hit by a bolt of lightning,
which split her topmast and expended it
self upon the standing rigging.
Loss of Life at West Superior.
At West Superior the rain fell with fear
ful violence and the wind attained tbe dig
nity of a hurricane, but was not at all
cyclonic in its action. It blew down
eight or ten buildings, but with the. ex
ception of one location no loss of life is
reported. The large three-story building
situated at the corner of Third street and
Lam horn avenue, was blown down and
totally demolished. Five men were killed
and some eight or ten injured some seri
ously. Mirarnlons Escapes from Death.
There were twenty-six men at work on
the building, and their escape from death
Is a marvel. Five buildings were blown
down at the steel plitnt in the south part
of the city, and a M-ction of one of the
bargv works building was carried away.
Chimneys were blown down, and minor
damage was done. There is no means of
accurately giving the amount of dumace.
except in t rie uemoiiKiieti tag uuiiuidk.
which hud had aboue tj,JUU worth of work
put on it.
..Revised List of Dead and Injured.
' At a late hour last night tbedcttd list
was as follows: John Lauerf Charles Lu
cius, Herman Paussey, an nnknown man,
aliout 35 ye.trs of age. John Schofield
died from injuries received iu the back
and broken limlis. Among tbe more se
rion!y injured a-e: John I'.rown, broken
legs;.7ohn Lone, internal injuries, thought
he will die; William Semple, Dick Clark
and a number of others.
The storm lasted aliout thirty minutes
and destroyed property worth many thou
DESCRIPTION OF THE DISASTER.
Terrible Sights Witnessed by the Ream
ersA Frail Building.
When the storm came up Boss Carpen
ter Cross called to his men who were
working on the building to get out, and
twelve of them jumped from the windows.
At the same moment a number of passers
by ran into the structure to escape the
storm. As they entered, the building,
without an instant's tremor or warning,
collapsed, burying seventeen men. The
structure did not move a foot from its
foundation. It simply flattened out as
though by a terrible blow from abo-ve.
Three tinners on the roof remained where
they were and escaped serious injury,
though the fall was thirty-eight feet.
Herman Panssey's Horrible Fate.
Hundreds saw the catastrophe, and the
work of rescue fiegan at once. The ruins
stood not six feet above the ground and
tbe roof seemed to cover the whole, great
ly retarding the work of rescue. It was
an hour before the first body that of Her
man Paussey. was recovered. He was
found in a sitting position, bent nearly
double, with spikes driven into his spine
and almost every bone in his body broken.
John Laur was found on his back with
four timbers lying across him. cutting his
body into as many pieces. It was a lioru
ble sight, aud the overworked rescuers
sickened in removing the ' O ly. Schofield
was found in what evideu.lv had been a
room oil the third floor and was still alive,
though he died as soon as the weight was
removed from him, his back being broken.
Two Bodies Crushed Out of Shape.
It was over an hour before another body
was found. The two injured men were
then gotten out. Semple was wedged be
tween two npright timbers, and that saved
his life. The bodies of Lucius and an un
known man, evidently one of those who
took shelter in tbe ill-fated building, were
found in the wreck of a room on tbe
ground floor. Both bodies were flattened
out of all resemblance to humanity. Wh!'e
the work of rescue had been going on ram
and lightning, with high wind, had set iu,
and tbe violence of the storm became ter
rific, forcing tbe meu to leave work, which
was later resumed.
' Five Men Still Misting.
Contractor Cfoss insists that no more re
main, but that is hardly probable Five
of the nu oilier escaped almost miraculous
ly with slight injuries. The building
was a Dim-y affair, intended for a hotel
with eighty rooms, and much feeling is
manifested against Contractor Goss and
Proprietor Badocker on account of the
evident unsafety of the structure. The
escape of all t he carpenters is pointed to as
proving their knowledge of its condition.
In addition to tbe list of killed five others
are unaccounted for, and are believed to
have been killed.
TWO MEN KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
Havoc and Death Caused by the Electric
Fluid in Pennsylvania.
West Chester, Pa., July 17. This
place was visited late Wednesday after
noon by the most terrific thunderstorm of
the season. While the rain fell in tor
rents the thunder crashed awfully and tbe
lightning was of the most blinding char
acter. Two Italians named Nicolo Vala
rio and Donnrto Conto, working on the
Lenape branch of the Electric railway,
were struck and instantly killed. They
had taken refuge from the rain under a
large button wood tree when tbe bolt
struck it. James Dolan was riding a
horse about twenty feet from the tree at
the time it watvatruck.
. Just Saved from Cremation-
The horse was knocked down, and to
gether with Nolan was stunned for somi
time, though not seriously injured. About
tbe same time the large' barn on John
Kreile's farm, a short distance from thii
place, was struck by lightning, and was
entirely destroyed by the fire which en
sued. The barn was valued at $4,000.
Nothing was saved from1 it except two
horses... William Kane and George Devatt
wre in the barn, and were stunned. They
were saved from being burned by friends
carrying tbem out.
: WAS SHE ZEIGLER'S WIFE?
One or Those Detestable Secret Marriages
diving ths Alleged Wife Trouble.
Butler, Pa., July 17. A legal contest
has begun be"re involving the legality of
the marriage of Alfred T. Zeigler, Jr., ed
itor of the Butler Herald, and Miss Alice
Burke, daughter of a prominent Episcopal
minister, who died here several years ago.
On Nov. 28, 1888, it is alleged that the two
were married at Wheeling by Rev. Mr.
Cushing, a Methodist clergyman. For
reasons best known to the contracting
parties the marriage was kept secret until
the following April. At that time sick
ness brought Mr. Zeigler to his deathbed,
and Miss Burke broke the seal of secrecy
and proclaimed herself as his wife. After
death she adminisiered his estate, in which
generous provisions had been made for
Zeigler' Brother Files Exceptions.
Now Zeigler's brother and sister have
filed exceptions to the final accounting,
and contend that Miss Burke was not
their brother's wife, and that some other
person must have passed himself off as
Zeigler. They akso declare that their
brother was too ill at the time to have
been married. The officiating clergyman
testifies to having married Miss Burke
and a man of the name of Zeigler. but
while he recollects Miss Burke's face his
recollection of tJje bridegroom's appear
ance is insuhicient for identification. At
torneys are aliont to visit Wheeling in
search of evidence. The lovers' corre
spondence will be produced in court.
WILL EXECUTE THE LAW.
The Reply of the Governor of Tennessee
to the Miners.
Nashville, Tenn., July 17. The fol
lowing message was received at the state
capital yesterday from Coal Creek, Tenn.,
the scene of Wednesday's trouble between
discharged miners and convicts who had
leen sent their to take there places. It is
addressed to the governor: '''We, the
miners, farmers, merchants, and property
holders of Briceville and Coal Creek and
vicinity, assembled to the number of 500,
who have 'come together to defend our
families froi.i starvation and property
fro in deprec;ationad cur people from
CoiiiamTuatlofffrtim the hordes of convict
labor being introduced in our works, do
hereby beg you to prevent their introduc
tion, and thereby avoid bloodied, which
i sure to follow if their taking our liveli
hood from us is persisted in. Answer."
Kot DiruiDg the Eeae Lav.
The governor and about ''20 state sol
diers in his command arrived at the mines
at noon. In a speech to an angry mob
during tbe afternoon Governor Buchanan
said that he was not there to discuss the
convict lease law, but to see that the law
was not overridden. Tbe discharged min
ers are well armed, and the outcome is
Scores on the Base Ball Field.
Chicago, July 17. The following rec
ords were made yesterday by League base
ball clubs: At Pittsburg (First game)
Pittsburg, 7; Brooklyn, 5; (second game)
Pittsburg, 8; Brooklyn. 12. At Cincin
nati Cincinnati, 4; Philadelphia, 2. At
Cleveland Cleveland, 12; New York, 6.
At Chicago Chicago, 8; Boston, 7.
Association: At Boston Boston, 10;
Louisville, 5. At Philadelphia Athletic,
fi; Colnmbus, 7. At Baltimore St. Louis,
1, Baltimore, 3. At Washington Wash
ington. 2; Cincinnati, 3.
Western;- At Minneapolis Milwaukee,
7: Minneapolis, 4. At Sioux City Du
luth, !; Sioux City, 6. At Denver
Home club given game 9 to 0 owing to
Illinois-Iowa: At Joliet (First game)
Joliet, 2; Quin cy, 0; (second game) Joliet,
9, Quincy, C. At Ottawa Ottawa, 12; Ot
tumwa. 4. At Kockford Kockford, 2S;
Cedar Rapids, 2.
A Tarn from the Pine Woods.
PlXE ClTT, Minn., July 17. A fishing
party from this city has just returned
from the pine forests of Snake river,
bringing with them a wild woman and
her l'M-ear-old daughter. The daughter
tvlls a story of terrible suffering and pri
vation. She says the husband and father
of the family was eaten by wolves lat
March while drunk. Since that time they
have had no food in their Bumble cabin.
Tbe three younger children died of starva
tion and were cooked and eaten one by
one by the mother and eldest daughter.
Death of the "Hero of Philllppl."
Oakland, Md., July 17. General B. F.
Kelley, "the hero of Phillippi," died at
this place at 8 o'clock last evening. He
had been sufferingfor some time from the
effects of an old bullet wound received at
Phillippi during the late war. He was &4
years of age. His remains will be taken
to Washington for interment in Arling
ton cemetery in a lot alongside that of
Generals Crook, and Sheridan.
He Failed to Vse the Lead.
London, July 17. The certificate of
Captain Harrison, commander jot the Brit
ish steamer Gothenburg City, which was
wrecked at.St. Mary's island while bound
from Montreal for Newcastle, England,
has been suspended for three months by
tbe board of trade. The reason for this
action is that Captain Harrison failed to
use the lead when approaching tbe island.
Close of Two Kansas Banks.
Kansas Citt, July 17. Tbe First Na
tional bank of Kansas City, Kan., quit do
ing business yesterday, being unable to
meet the claims against it. Tbe bank has
been in operation for five yearSv Tbe fail
ure is not regarded as particularly serious,
and it is not believed that the losses will
Want Reciprocity with I'ncle Sam.
Ottawa, July 17. A resolution in
favor of unrestricted .reciprocity between
the United States and Canada has been
adopted by the provincial legislature of
Prince Edward island.
Race Records at Washington Park.
Chicago, July i7. The racing events
at Washington park yesterday were won
in the following order: Jim Dunn, 1 1-19
miles, 1:4V; Racine, 1 mile, 1:40; Curt
Gunn, mile, 1:15; Take Notice, i miles,
2.-09X; Fayette, 1 miles, flVi.
L. LJLLlll L illiX JL JJVUiU
Inaugurated in" Great Shape
. Down in Georgia.
POLE ND SI1TS0N THE BOOMERS,
Aided by Weaver, of Iowa, and Living
ston A Love Feast at Athens with a
Big Turnout The Leaders Pay Theli
Respects to Bot h Old Parties, and Say
They Must Go Congressman Oates
Much Disturbed by the Situation in His
Athens, Ga., July 17. The third party
boomers are now in Athens. The farmers
of northeast Georgia have overrun the city,
and the crowd that turned out yesterday
to hear the speakers was larger than any
that had heretofore gathered around their
standard. The (peaking was listened to
by the elite of A'.hens, as well as by the
horny-handed sor s of toil. The little city
put on her holi day attire, and tendered
the visitors an old-fashioned southern bar
becue. The first ladies ofthe city waited
on the visiting sjieakers and tbe farmers
from the neighboring country.
Swallowed the Whole Platform.
From the enthusiasm following the
third party utter races, it is evident that a
large majority of the farmers of north
east Georgia are in favor of the move
ment. Mfayor Blown welcomed the visi
tors by making a regular Farmers' Alli
ance speech, swallowing the entire Ocala
platform, including the sub treasury
plank. L. L. P lk. president of the na
tional Alliance, then delivered a third
party speech, and was followed by Gen
eral Weaver, who told about the evils
from which the f trmers are suffering, and
advocating tbe ( cala platform as their
only plan of relit f.
BoutoniTieres for the Orators.
At the conclusion of his speech the
meeting adjourned for dinner. At the
plate of each visitor was a boutonniere.
Jerry Simpson, who sat at the head of the
table, drew a sun-flower, on which was. a
card bearing the words: "This Kansas
flower will harmonize with the beauty of
the sockless statesman from the west."
General Weaver's bouquet was a large red
hollyhock, with these words on a card
pinned to it: "Compliments of the ladies
of Athens to th- great Greeubacker, Gen
Simpson's Red-Headed Editor.
When dinner was over the crowd gath
ered attain aro ind the stand to hear
sjieethes from J rry Simpson and Colonel
Livingston, of Georgia. Jerry told the
people that the story about his having no
socks was start.l by a Tittle red-headed
editor who was rotten before he was ripe.
He declared that in 1SHJ there wouldn't lie
a single sign of 'he Republican party left
iu KanHrs and aid it gave him pleasure
to see a like sent iment among the Georgia
farmers in regard to Democracy.
Hates the Republican Party.
He mentioned bow he had left the Re
publican party, and said he hated its -very
name. He toM the story of the wolf that
refused to go ho ne with the dog on seeing
the collar marks upon his neck, and .said
he had conclude 1 he would rather be bis
own. master than to be a party dog with a
collar on his netk. In referring to rail
road abuses, he said Jay Gould charged,
only 1 for hauling a hog from Chicago to
New York, but he charged for hauling
Simpson from C hit-ago to New York ?16.
Diagnosis on the Democracy.
He told the people it would be hard for
them to get on the Alliance train, as it
was running too fast, but it was going to
stop in FebraaryvlS92, and then again in
June, and those who did not take it then
would get left. "We have taken the Re
publican party in the west," he said, "and
you fellows can take the other old machine
in the south." He declared the reason he
said nothing against the Democratic
party was that his good old mother had
taught him reer to abuse the dying. He
said everybody was trying to get on the
Ocala platform, even the Ohio Democrats
who had just introduced a free coinage
plank and a graduated income tax plank
in their platform.
A Big Baby to Dress.
After he had concluded Colonel Living
ston returned thanks to the ladies of Ath
ens for the tliuner and the bouquets.
During the course of his speech he offered
anybody $100 to get upon the platform
and make a single sonnd objection to the
sub-treasury plan and let him answer
him, and the t ffer was not taken. "The
sub-treasury I Ian is all we've got," he
said, "and for God's sake don't slap it out
of my mouth unless you put something in
its place." He said this Alliance question
was the bfggesi. baby tbe Democratic party
ever had to drtss, but it would have to be
dressed in 1S92
CONGRESSMAN OATES IS SCARED.
He Fears the Alliance in the South A
Not for Livingston.
Washington, July 17. In speaking to
a reporter on the general political out
look Congressman Oates, of Alabama,
'who is in Wa hington, said: "The situa
tion, as I view it, referring particularly
to f he sout h, is a serious one and fraught
with danger. The third party movement
can no longer be ignored. The Alliance
is trying to sv.-allow the Democracy of tbe
southern stat- lock, stock aua barrel.
It is bent on putting out a ticket in the
next national contest.
Kansas Fanners "Agin" the Scheme.
Toi'EKA, Kan., July 17. With one ex
ception, S. M. Scott, all the Farmers' Al
liance lecturers of Kansas have declined
to instruct the people in the principles of
the sub-treasury scheme. They say the
people are op wsed to it almost unani
mously. A vote is now being taken in the
sub-Alliances on the question of dropping
tbe scheme from tbe Alliance platform. It
is believed that a majority of the Alliance
will vote in favor of dropping it.
Appointed Chief Postofflce Inspector,
Washington. July 15. The postmas
ter general has appointed Marvin D.
Wheeler, of New York, to be chief post-
office inspector, vice Major E. G. Rath
bone, who wa recently appointed fourtn
assistant post master general. Mr. Wheeler
was born, and has resided all his life, at
Hancock, Delaware county, N. Y. In
July, 1S09, he was appointed postoffice in
spec tor in ch irge of the New York di
Medal Awarded to a Heroine.
Washington, July 17. Secretary Fos
ter has awarded a silver medal to Miss
Mabel Macon for saving the life of Thomas
Jones in the Detroit river on May 11, 1890.
Miss Macon i the daughter of the keeper
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