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Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latt st U. S. Gov't Report.
THE AUG UP.
Saturday. Mat 29, 1892
Wellington, Kas., the Sport of
the Rotary Terror.
ITS PATH STREWN WITH THE DEAD.
Twenty Corpses Left in the Ruins
the Town and 100 Wounded
Among the Debris.
Fire Come to the Aid of the Storm Ktng
and Cremate at Least One Woman
Ctter Darkness Falls on the Stricken
Town Twelve BodieR and Seventy
Five Injured Persons Recovered Great
Damage in the Adjoining County With
Probable Loss of Life.
Wellington-, Kans., May ES. Wellinc
ton was struck by a terrible cyclone last
evening, and the entire northern portion
ot the city was destroyed. About fifty
people were killed and 135 injnred, but the
confusion is so great that the exact loss
of life cannot be stated definitely. Among
the dead are: Mrs. William Lashen,Kittie
Strahn, Silva and Walter Forsytbe and
Ida Jones. The Wellington hotel and the
Phillips house, the two largest hotels in
the city, were completely wrecked.
Fire Breaks Ont in the Ruins.
A heavy storm of wind and rain pre
ceded the cyclone about half and hour. A
few minutes after 9 o'clock the cyclone
ItrucK the city, coming from the south-
west. There were no premonitory signs, lawlessness has brought upon some of our
Everybody was in doors and the cloud ' fon,"-unities- I have endeavored to hold
,..., . , i up the law as ; he one single admissible
passed with its destructive rush and ruie on conduct for good citizens,
awful roar unseen. Washington avenue.the The Reproach of Lynching,
principal business street, is lined on both "I have appej led against race discrim
aides for blocks with ruins. To add to the inations as to civil rights and immuni
horror fire broke out among the debris of ties, and have aked that law-abiding men
Colonel Robinson's block and a woman, ' ' aI1 creeds and all colors should unite to
Mrs. Susan Asher is supposed to have per- ! discourage and suppress lawlessness,
ished in the flames and the Monitor, Press LPclBs re reproach to any commu
and Voice printing office? lie a tumbled ' ?lty: T impeach the adequacy of our
heap of bricks and mortar. institutions for the punishment of crime;
. - Trfrkne.. and lev,tation There. I thT ut!,1.'ze tV? PHrticipants and shame
Just across the street a laborer named i our Christian nv.lizr.tion. I have not
Tanning was taken out of the ruins dead, ! r ? ex.p you the hnntat.ons of
and there are supposed to be other bodies I heele1 P"f r f,.Irthlr ,thi"1 to J tl,14t
in the ruins. Hundreds of Uucllinss are I m.lJer ,he constl "H'n a,lJ , lllns 1 ' .
either totally destroyed or more or le,s measure, without the power to in-
damaged. The city is in darkness, as I
broken mains made it necessary to shut
down the gas works and save cli strurt ion
from fire. Hon. James Lawrence, caudi-
date for nttornev general, had r.n arm
broken. Walter Forsytbe and his bro! her '
Edward wire taken from the ruins dun-
gcrously wounded. j
Seven liodie-i Ont of One Ilone.
Seven bixlies have been taken out of the
Phillips house ruins and a lurije forcv of
men are hard nt work removmg the de
bris. Two memliers of the
'.lit .11 iihj
Ti!.. L.r...c d.. iiti,.i ,, iT . ;., I
roofing, cloth awnings, broken glass a::d
timbers. Kvervlioilv is on the streets :
carrying lanterns and it is utterly impos
sible to get at the exact facts.
The Destruction Simply Awful.
The destruction is simply awful and
every minute adds to the horror of the
situation. The Standard and Mail offices
are wrecked. The opera house and
dozens of the best business buildings are
useless. Fine school buildings and
churches are ruined and the loss will foot
Tip into many thousands of dollars. No
reports have b-?en received from other
points. Wellington is the county seat of
c . l i 1 . : I
DUU1UIT LUUUL HUH U pUIUiabIUU Ul
over 10,000 inhabitants. It is in the center
of a thickly settled agricultural district.
It is the most prominent town in southern
AT LEAST A SCORE KILLED.
Which Will Re Augmented by Returns
from the Surrounding Country.
WELLINGTON, Kas., May 28. Twelve
bodies have been recovered from the ruins
and at least seventy-five persons more or
less seriously injured have been taken to
places of safety. The work of rescue is
much hampered by the confusion caused
by darkness, there being no lights except
a few lanterns in the hands of the
searchers. Many streets are entirely
choked up with debris and others are im
passable. Buildings Completely Wrecked.
4 Among thebuildingscompletely wrecked
are the fine First ward school bouse, the
Presbyterian and Lutheran churches, the
Smith & Spicknell brick block, the Cole &
Robinson brick block, the Standard build
ing, the Hustie, Iiurgess & Stone stables,
and more than 100 frame business build
ings and residences.
Over Twenty Lives Lost In the Town.
There is now no doubt that over twenty
people have lost their lives in the city
while in the surrounding country, which
is thickly settled, many more have proba
bly met the same fate. The number of
those who have received injuries reaches
tnose wno nave meivtu lujunc rcotu
above 100, and the financial loss in this
city alone will go far into the thousands of I
The Flames Subdued.
The fire which started in the Robinson
block directly after the tornado was sub
dued before it Bpread far and thus saved
the city from a fearful devastation.
The streets are filled with crowds of people
who are seeking for friends or relatives
and lamentations are heard on all sides
from those who have fonnd those whom
they were seeking among the dead or find
that they are buried under the ruins of
him bnilding. . ... .
The Avenue Strew with Wrecks.
What ths full extent ot. the "storm's
damage is can only be told later. - House
after bouse baa bee Bk tumbled to pieces,
and while travel through the streets is
4 an genu) I and in some places almost im-
possible, a tour of the avenue shows that
it is strewn f -om end to end with wrecks
of the finest buildings that the city could
Trying to Evade a Legal Point.
Washington, May 28. The committee
cn the judiciary yesterday reported to the
senate a substitute for a bill concerning
witnesses in c.ises arising under the inters
tate commen e law. The substitute pro.
vides that no person shall be excused
from testifyi lg in such cases on the
ground that h s testimony might incrim
inate him, but nothing in his testimony
(except perjur--( to be used agaist him in
further procee lings.
HARRISON ON LYMCHING.
A Letter Whi :b Says That Mob Law Im
peaches Oar Institutions.
WASI7IXGT0N-, May 28. A committee of
colored Baptfct ministers of this city have
United in a pel ition to -4 he heads of the
several government departments for a
leave of absence to employes on May 31,
In order that t!iey mayVofTer up prayer for
the suppression of crime and lawlessness
in certain statrs of th Union. During the
sessions ot the Virginia Baptist conven
tion in this city recently a committee
called upon th president and presented
a memorial asking him to lay before con
gress by speciiil message the subject of
outrages in certain localities.
Refers to Mis Public I Iterances.
The presiden'. has answered the commit
tee as follows, dated May 21 and addressed
to the committee:
GENTLEMEN' When you called upon me
on the 13th day of May, just prior to my
departure with Mrs. Harrison, I expressed
myself somewhat fully to you orally upon
the subject of the memorial which you
submitted, and promised to respond in
writing at the eirliest practicable moment.
j Those who have read my public addresses
pepersmust be aware or the
fact that I have felt the reproach which
Tv lu ":'J P'euuou or punisument
of these offen-es.
W ill I What lie Can.
lonwnlnot need to be assured that
the department "f justice wih let no cae
Pnss ,hnt is n( of federal jurisdiction
without the mo.t strenuous endeavors to
brine; the guilty jktsohs to puni.-iiment.
I will give the matter you suggest the
most serious consideration '""l you may
be assured that I iy voice and help will lie
i given io every effort to arouse the con-
. . . . i .i .
, enicieni ruins to re-esiaoiisn ine suiirem-
acy "f the courts and public
'""-v ';roI,er f ?T or ine ueu-cuon ana
t'"""""-"- ' .- kiuiuj
of those ho are falsely accused."
CONVENTION OF SILVER MEN.
They Icrlare Free Coinage To Tie the
WASHINGTON, May 2S. The free silver
men met again yesterday and speeches
were made by Senators Stewart, Teller,
Jones and Pi-ffer; Representative Bland;
Morton Frewen, an English silver man
representing the 3ritish Bimetallic league,
and others. R. C Thomas, of Pennsyl
vania, said be owned a farm that ten
years ago was wo:-th $10,000, but now he
couldn'. get $5,000 for it, which he attrib
uted to the fact that silver was not free
as to coinage am: other "pernicious finan
cial legislation." Morton Frewen advo
cated an interna ional conference. Cap
tain Xichols, of Loulder, Colo., said the
men who passed the act of 1873 were "ban
dits." Resolutions Adopted.
The resolutions committee reported a
declaration to tie effect that the gold
standard was respjusible for falling prices;
that the foundation of economic reform
was bimetalism. and that free coinage was
the paramount issue of the day; that the
debtor will do Iih whole duty to his credi
tor by paying him in such money as was
full legal tender vhen the debt was con
tracted; that we frill support for office
none but free silver men; that while anx
ious for other nat.onsto adopt free silver
the United States must go ahead and right
the wrong perpetrated in 1W3 regardless of
what other nations do. The report also
recommended the formation of a bimetal
lic league. It was adopted.
Some Sentiments Expressed.
Senator Jones s lid the silver issue was
the most important before the people, and
free coinage would win. Bland
declared that the lobbyists beat his bill in
the house but that a free silver bill would
pars, though per naps not until after the
election. OlBcers of the bimetallic league
were elected by acclamation as follows
- . .
F. V tt5neri Ohio; treasurer,
P. Clmgle, nington, D. C ; secre-
tiarv. Lee Crandall, Washington, D. C,
and an executive committee of eight, after
which the convention adjoured for the
From VVei.lth to Penury.
Grand Rapids, May 28. David K.
Woodruff, a pauper, died in St. Marks
hospital yesterday of carbuncle. He was
once wealthy and engaged in the marble
business near Milwaukee. He married
sister of Governor Peck, of Wiseonsin, but
the marriage was n3t a happy one and a
divorce was obtaim d by - the wife and he
rapidly sank in the social scale. The cor
one telegraphed U.a nephew, Kelson W.
Clapp, of Stillwate i, Minn., asking what
disposition to make ot the remains and
receive an answer to'bury them here and
end him the bill.
The elevated railway on the "South
Side," Chicago, has been opened and rapid
transit is a fact in the Wiudy City.
A reconstruction of the Portuguese cab
inet has been made necessary by the res
ignation of several of the ministers.
General A. D. Streight, the officer who
planned the scheme by which 108 men ef
fected their escape from Libby prison,
died yesterday morning at his home near
The ravages of small-pox continue in
Guatemala, and the country is in an al
most hopeless condition, owing to lawless
ness and a feeliug of political inseenrity.
Signor Giolitti, Italian prime minitter,
announced to the chamber of deputies
that the members of the cabinet had re
signed, but that the king had rcfuved to
accept their resignations. The probabili
ties are that a change in the government
will occur soon.
The Butchers' National Protective asso
ciation has decided to build a packing
house and stock pens at Dallas, Tex., at a
cost of S.VJO.OOO.
The golden wedding celebration of the
King and Queen of Denmark closed with
a special ierformance at the theatre,
where the royal couple were received with
the greatest enthusiasm.
The Louisville Foundry and Machine
works has made an assignment, with
liabilities of f 12tJ,O0l); assets, $140,00.
P. D. Armour is enlarging his beef house
at Kansas- City, and straightway Chicago
papers print column articles telling how
the big packer is going to abandon Chi
cago and move his whole outfit to K. C.
Chicago public schools held Decoration
Total exchanges at the clearing houses of
sixty-seven cities of the United States for
the past week. $!,U8,8i6,fiS8; outside New
Henry Shelton, a St. Louis young man,
fell diad just after pronouncing "Pantech
nicon," and the doctors say that the
effort to pronounce killed him.
Maggie Martin, a young Cincinnati
girl, has goue insane from drinking strong
Andrew Porter, a Kentucky miscreant
who was separated from his wife, crawled
through a window into her bedroom while
she was asleep and stabbed her to death.
At Benient, Ills., a 19 year-old girl was
accidentlly shot by her little sister, the
ball penetrating the braiu deeply. This
was a week ago, and the girl is now ap
The semi-occasional report that natural
gas Is giving out is again current at Pitts
burg. Adam Stinfenosky had just married at
Pittsburg when a band of serenaders put
iu an appearance. The young husbaad
took offense and went out to light them,
when he was arrested, dragged from the
side of his bride and sept to the "cooler" to
spend his wedding night.
Increase in the Agricultural Itill.
Washington, May 2S. The agricul
tural appropriation bill for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1V.13, completed by the
house committee on agriculture yester
day carries appropriations of t."Vti7,rj'.'i in
excess of the bill .if last year. The prin
cipal increase is i the appropriation of
$."tio, HH) to carry ojt the provisions of the
meat inspection law, the entire amount
allowed being $l,(X.i,0i.
Chicago lle;it New York.
Chicago, May 2S.- -Following is yester
day's League record at b,.se ball: At Xew
York Chicago 4. New York 1; at Wash
ington Pittsburg 4, Washington 6; at
Baltimore Cleveland 3, Baltimore 2: (sec
ond game) Cleveland 1(1, Baltimore 5;
at Philadelphia Cincinnati S, Philadel
phia!; at Brooklyn St Louis K. I'mink
lyn ."; at Boston Louisville 1", Bosi.m :f.
Western: At Kinsas City Fort Wayne
1, Kansas City S; at Toledo Indianapolis
4, Toledo ;; at Minneapolis Umnha 0.
Illinois-Iowa: At Juliet Evansville 0,
Joliel 2; nt Quincy Hock I-land-Moline
y, Quincy 1; at P. ori i Terre Haute ti. Pa-
oria 11; at H'.tkford Jacksonville 7, Hock
f ortl 0.
The F.ditorial Association.
San Francisco, May 28. The time and
place for hoi ling the next convention of
the National Kditorial association has
been left to the executive committee, but
the probability is that it will be held at
Chicago in May of next year. The visit
ing delegates wound up their sight-seeing
in San Francisco Thursday evening.
Early yesterday r.ioruiiiira start was made
from Oakland. Stops will lie made at sev
eral places, and then the party will break
up. Some of the delegates will go home
by way of Salt Lake and others by way of
Portland and 1'uget sound.
Good Idea to Hang the Doctor
Beklis, May 23. Dr. Wearing, a "one
year-' volunteer with the Saarbrucken
dragons, has been arrested for thrusting
his sword into the abdomen of Lance Cor
poral 1'rejHT, inflicting a wound from
which the bowels protruded, and which
ultimately caused the death of the injur
ed man. The reason for the assault was a
trivial breach, of etiquette on the part of
the inferior officer.
Took Twelve Minutes to Kill Him.
Magnolia, Ark., May 23. Edward
Speers was hanged in the jail-yard here at
1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The ex
ecution was perfectly arranged and
Speers was pronounced dead twelve min
utes after the drop. Speers murdered J.
B. Hunt, a prominent mill man in Ouach
ita county, last winter because he had been
discharged for something.
Attacked by a Savage Bull.
East Lynx, Mo., May 28. William Pur
cell and his little 6-year-old boy were run
down by an enraged bull yesterday and
both received such injuries that they will
die. The boy was gored and torn about
the neck and bead in a terrible manner,
while Purcell was torn about the abdo
men, his bowels protruding from the
Distrusted with Mob Law.
Chattanooga, May 28. Fifteen hun
dred prominent business men met in the
court bouse here and passed resolutions
condemning the mob law that has run the
county since May 19. All pledged them
selves to see that Weems had a fair trial.
The people are thoroughly disgusted with
Slave Traders Sentenced to Death.
Beklin, May 28. A dispatch is pub
lished in the Berliner Tageblatt from
Zanilbar stating that Judge Sonnen-
schein has sentenced seventeen Arab slave
traders to be hanged for holding a slave
market at Liudi within- the German East
HE PLOTTED RUIN.
A Dynamitard Captured in the
HE HAD A REGULAR BOMB FACTORY
And Proposed to UIoiv the Lipplncott
Manufactory to Kingdom Come The
Boss and Foreman His Pet Aversions
A Room "Loaded" With Gunpowder,
Brass Balls and Dynamite Ilaided
Cause or the Desire to Cry Havoc and
Let Loose the "Uesonrces."
Philadelphia, May 28. Albert Hoff
mann, of 1,200 Tree street, was arraigned
before Magistrate Howe yesterday after
noon charged with manufacturing dyna
mite bombs for the purpose of destroying
the property of the Lippincott Manufact
uring company, where he was employed.
Some time ago Hoffman rented apart
ments in the house of Ferdinand Sche
beck, 1,312 Cherry street, and among
the articles he brought there was a large
satchel, which ho instructed Schebeck to
be extremely cautious iu handling as it
contained explosives and glass.
A Very Frank Miscreant.
After moving in Hoffman fell while
working at Lippincott's and broke Lis
arm. This confined him to his rooms, aud
while there his actions were suspicious.
Mr. Schebeck found that this tenant had
in bis room a quantity of gunpowder.balls
and dynamite. He questioned Hoffman
as to what purpose he was going to apply
these deadly articles, and was informed
that they were to le used in blowing up
his boss and foreman.
He Thought He 'a Wronged.
It appears that Hoffman claimed that
he had not been fairly treated by his em
ployers. Schebeck caused a warrant to be
issued for Hoffman's arrest, and when
Special Officer Nevins went to serve it he
found that the explosives had been re
moved. At the hearing Hoffman ad
mitted that he was a member of a social
istic organization, and that he had remov
ed the dynamite to his house on Tree
The I)y iiamitard's Armory.
A search warrant was issued for the
premises at No. 1,'$X) Tree street. In
Hoffman's room was found a choice collec
tion of materials for the manufacture of
bombs. There were hollow brass balls,
pieces of lead pipe plugged at both ends
with wooden plugs, several large bags of
shot, a lot of gunpowder, a mysterious
looking tin valise containing a lot of
bottles filled with liquids, the nature of
which has not yet been ascertained.
ON THE TRACK OF COONEY.
Developments Promised in the Cronln
Chicago, May 38. It is iaid that start
ling developments are coming in the Cro
nin case. Cooney, "the Fox," has been
located and detectives are now on his
track. Cooney engaged the rooms in the
Carlson cottase aud assisted in the butch
ery, so it is alleged.
Indiana People's Party.
Indianapolis, May 28. The People's
party state convention yesterday nomin
a full state ticket headed by Leroy Tem
pleton for governor. The platform is a
full endorsement of the St. Louis plat
form. A prohibition plank was defeated.
J. A. Hotwr was nominated for lieuten
ant governor, J. L. llobson for secretary of
state, Lewis C. Knetcn for auditor, Town
send Cope for treasurer, I). A. Fernandez
for attorney general, and J. 11. Allen for
superintendent of pubi c instruction.
Competition for the l our."
Dallas, Tex., May -S. The butchers'
convention has decided t j build a cC-'1 ..OX)
abattoir and refciger.itin j; p: ia: in Dallas.
Tne citizens of Dallas are to tuk' ." m. I
of the stock. The object or the butchers
is to purchase their own cattle, killtiieiu
in Dallas and ship the meat to all portions
of the United Stales. They expect to be
gin active work this fall and furnish liveiy
coiupet ition for the "Big Four."
The President Ooe to Unchester.
Washington, May 2S. President Har
rison left Washrngton this morning at 7
o'clock via the Pennsylvania railroad for
Rochester, N. Y., where he will deliver an
address on Decoration Day.
A handsome complexion is one of the
greatest charms a woman can possass
Pozzoni's Complexion powder gives it.
In the train
of diseases that follow a tor
pid liver and impure blood,
nothing can take the place
of Dr. Pierce's Golden Med
ical Discovery. Nothing will,
after you have seen what it
does. It prevents and cures
by removing the cause. It
invigorates the liver, purifies
and enriches the blood, sharp
ens the appetite, improves di
gestion, and builds up both
strength and flesh, when re
duced below the standard
of health. For Dyspepsia,
Liver Complaint," Scrofula,
or any blood-taint it's a posi
tive remedy. It acts as no
other medicine does. For that
reason, it's sold as no other
medicine " isl ' It's guaranteed
to benefit or cure, , or the
money is refunded; -". ' ."
TD'P cur icz
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This firm have the exclusive Bale for tlila county of the
PisirOs etrjcl Orrrais:
WEBER, STTJ YVES ANT, DECKER BROS., WHEEL0C5
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
t7 A fa aljo of small Musical Hicrrhandipe. We have In our tint icy a 5i c' - i-n--.-
t7 A fa aljo of small Musical merchandise. We have In our tint icy a 5i c'u- P iso" .
$400 per Month for Ten years
or $6.00 per Month for Six years
Pays Principal and Interest and seeures you
a Deed with Abstract of Title.
ON EACH PLAN. LOCATION 3?;!i ST.
PRICES WILL BE ADVANCED.
Come early and secure choice locations and lowest prus
BUFORD & GUYER'S Addition.
Apply to J. M. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
tl HlRSCHBERc..- PROTECT YGUR EYES!
H-Cl0" CHANGEABLE XR 11 KIK6CK3EK j-
The Finest SAMPLE ROOAl in the Three
Always on hand a replete line of Imported and roTiie?::
gars and Liquors. Milwaukee Beer always oa draU.
Two doors west of his old place.
A floe lunch from 9 to li every mornine.
Billiard Parlor Sample Room,
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
JAMES T. O'CONNOR, ! Proprietors. WM. H. CAT! !-N
Are You Incredulous?
You say you take very
Littte stock in
DON'T BLAME YOU.
We are that way
Their's lots of chaff in
Occasionally you find
GOLDEN GRAINS OF
WHEAT. As good as
Gold and better than
Wheat are the
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No Peddlers Supplied-
Sandwiches of all k:t.;s n'.v.iy
BARGAINS we offer tns
Week in CLOAKS,
Weather has been mot
Unfavorable as you
Doubtless know, and
Have too large a stock
Which must be reducef
Hence the VERY LOU
PRICES FOR THIS
Second iStreet,. Davenport.