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THE ARbUS, THURSDAY, APBIL 13, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Cyclone Said to Have Visited
That Southern City.
ALL THE WIRES DOWN IN A HEAP.
Roll of the Dead ami Wonndetf from Hob
insonville 1'nrtlier I.lata of Victim of
the Storm In MUnourl Ypsllantl Strewn
with "Wreck a r am the Citizens Iazed
ITueenflrmed Report That Saline, Mich.,
Has Been Wiped Out A Terrible Record
of Fatal Disasters.
JACKSON, Miss., April 14. Cyclone just
struck Vicksbiirg. All wires rent down
in a heap, and it is impossible to learn the
exact amount of damage.
DESTRUCTION OF ROBINSON VILLE.
Seventeen Killed and Fifty Wounded
Lints of Victims.
Memphis, April 14. Iat news shows
that Robinson ville, Miss., a small town
twenty miles south of Memphis, was en
tirely demolished by a cyclone Wednesday
evenlu Seventeen people are killed and
half a himdred wounded. A few minutes
after the tornato struck the town fire
broke out in the debris of a Chinese laun
dry and this mass of wreckage caught ami
burned all nittht and yesterday. Several
bodies of those killed by the falling houses
were burned to a crisp. Two clouds, one
from the east and one from the west, met
over the town and then began a rotary
motion, which tore up houses and snapped
hug-e trees like reeds. The cyclone moved
west from the Mississippi a distance cf
seven miles and swept all before it,
Mrs. Kmnia Lusk, wife of the operator,
was in her home with her husband and
three children. The hiisbnnd got out, the
woman was killed, and the three children
blown 100 yard3 through the air. They were
naked when found, but uninjured. Isaac
Chapman was caught under the ruins of
his house, and crushed and burned along
with three other negroes, whose names are
unknown. The body of an old negress was
found yesterday in an open field. It is
probable she was dropped thereby thi
wind. The property los- in the town will
reach $100,000. Thirteen stores, six resi
dences, three churches, and 10.) negro cab
ins were destroyed. The killed are: Mrs.
Emma I.usk, wife of the night operator;
Rev. U. R. Shipp, of Olive Hranch, Miss.;
Ben Ray and mother; Annie Speight;
three children of Manuel Murray; Jere
Taylor's infant; William Warren; Maria
Smith; Isaac Chapman; four unknown.
The wounded whites are: A. M. McCor
mick. Holmes Herron. J. F. McXelly, Miss
Ada Scott, Mrs. W. li. Morley, E. B.
Scott, Dr. X. Shaw, Mrs. C. M. Foster,
Oscar Kline, Dr. S. V. Taylor's two chil
dren and K. A. McXelly. Probably 100
negroes, received slight injuries, but none
of them will die. McCormick and Holmes
Herron will die. The residences, gins and
negro cabins on the plantations of C. I.
Robinson and G. W. Foster are all swept
way. Five hundred people are homeless.
A number of the wounded were brought
to Memphis yesterday.
TIDINGS FROM THE SWEPT REGION.
A Dozen Cyclones and the Ieath and
Havoc They Worked.
ST. Locis, April 14. Tidings ttill come
in from counties in Missouri of the ruin
wrought by the storm of Thursday night.
Instead of one general cyclone sweeping a
broad area there seems to have been a
dozen of greater or less violence and they
spread desolation and death wherever they
descended. Lafayette, Dent, Boone, Craw
ford, Franklin and Linn counties, lying in
the very richest portion of the state, suf
fered most, although the territory where
damage was done and lives were lost is not,
confined by state, much less by county
The list of dead thns far obtained is as
follows: In llawkens Bank there were
even persons killed names given in these
dispatches yesterday. In Lexington the
dead are as follows: Mrs. John Luke,
Luke, Anna Walker, Farris Walker, un
known negro boy. In Stanbury: Mrs.
Ward, two unknown women. In Steel
ville: Charles Adair. D. M. Grenn, five
unknown persons. In Page City: John
Stanley (colored). Joseph Brueggen, Mrs.
A. II. Kelly, Mary Lake and two brothers,
Hugh McElroy, Walker, two children
Df William Walker.
PARALYZED AT YPSILANTI.
Citisens Dazed Ily the Disaster Rain in
Other Michigan Towns.
Ypsilaxti, April; 14. This handsome
little city is in many portions a scene of
desolation. It is also a scene of excite
ment. Almost the entire population is
working in the streets helping to clear
away the piled-up debris. Several of the
leading streets are practically impassable.
Trees, roofs, bricks, the frame work of
dwellings, furniture and every conceivable
thing are piled one upon another. Horses
are being employed to haul away up-rooted
trees, men are chopping and digging in
every direction, the dismantled roofs are
lined with busily employed men, and
women and children are sitting and stand
ing about in front of their desolate homes.
Business is almost entirely suspended, the
inhabitants seeming to be unable to settle
themselves to the ordinary duties of life.
Destruction Near Royal Oak.
DETROIT, April 14. News comes from
Royal Oak that the cyclone just grazed
that village, but swept with terrific effect
over the township. Fire helped the de
- struction. The house of Christian Brick
was wrecked, burned and the man and
rife cremated. The residences of David
Evans, Andrew Campbell, John Mo
Clare, Ira Barnum, David Casan, Charles
Hurlbnrt, Fred Knowles, Richard Dink
ball, Mrs. Burns, and William Walker in
lipyal Oak, were more or less Wrecked.
v A woman was killed at Clarksville '
There is a report that Saline, Wasltenaw
county, has been wiped out by a tornado,
trot at this writing no confirmation has
At Rea a number of houses were wrecked
and Mrs. Jacob Hiser was killed and her
husband fatally hurt. Others were
RAVAGE BY PRAIRIE FIRES.
Heavy Loss Property and Life In Western
Topeka, Kan., April 14. Reports have
been received here of terrible devastation
and destruction of property by prairie fires
in western Kansas during the past forty
eight hours. Several hundred head of cat
tle were caught in the fire and perished,
while in one instance 140 head of sheep, in
closed in a ranch which was surrounded by
a barbed-wire fence, perished in the flames.
In Kawiing and Decatur counties an
other fire devastated the entire township,
destroying thousands of dollars' worth of
property and burning Mrs. Clark and her
three small children so badly thet they
will all die. The village of Batesville,
which is practically deserted and stands in
an open prairie, was wiped out of exist
ence. Blew Down a Itoiv of Houses.
CHICAGO, April 14. Wednesday night's
severe windstorm almost wrecked a row of
seven houses that were being built at
Seventy-seventh street and Duncan ave
nue. The houses were three-story brown
stone fronts. The buildings were nearly
completed and only the windows remained
to be put in. The canvas that had
been placed over the window eatings was
torn away and the entire front of the
buildings was blown down.
Sixty-One llodies Recovered.
IjOXDON", April 14. Sfxty-one bodies have
been taken from the Pont-Y-Pridd mine,
many of them so badly burned as to be
beyond recognition. The work of rescue
is being pushed as rapidly as possible, but
there is no hope of rescuing any of the en
tombed miners alive.
Loss of 200,000 Reported.
Batesville, Miss., April 14. The railway
here is under water and the rain has de
stroyed growing crops along the Talla
hassee river. It is estimated that $-.300,000
will not cover the damage in Panola
Station Totally Domolished.
BnowxsvrLLE, Tenn., April 14. A se
vere storm struck Shepards, a small sta
tion seven miles southwest of here and to
tally demolished the houses there. A negro
girl was killed and several persons were iu
jured. Louisiana Parish Devastated.
Xew Orleans, April 14. A cyclone
passed through Tensas leaving destruc
tion in its wake, destroying several houses
and gins. One negro was killed and sev
eral women and children were injured.
Mother and Three Children Cremated.
Brooklyn, April 14. Mrs. Ainsworth
and her three children, Harry, aged 7; An
nie, aged 2, and Josie, aged 2, were burned
to death in their flat last night.
HAULED DOWN OLD GLORY.
Rlount Abolishes the Hawaiian Protect
orate Annexers Paralyzed.
SAX FliAN Cisco, April 14. The steamer
is just in from Honolulu, Sandwich
Islands. She brings information that the
American flag that has floated over the
government buildings since the protect
orate was declared by Minister Stevens
was hauled down April 1. Mr. Blount on
April 3 had a conference with the provi
sional leaders, at which he assured them
that neither Japan nor any other power
would be permitted to land troops to
menace the government.
Since then there has been considerable
excitement, but nothing has occurred to
cause disturbance. The provisional troops
are sufficient to guard against any at
tempts of the Hawaiian s to upset the govern
nient. Commissioner Blount ordered the
flag hauled down. This has paralyzed the
HAD AN ELEGANT TIME.
The Illinois Honse Spends a Session In
SpniXGFIELD, April 14. In the house
yesterday the senatorial apportionment
bill came up and with it a beautiful row
that wasted the whole day and resulted in
nothing being done. The speaker ruled
that the apportionment bill was privileged
to be read a first time and always in or
der. The Republicans opposed calling it
up at all, and when the speaker refused
to listen to them grew wild. Later they
demanded the yeas and nays on a motion
to refer, and this the speaker took no no
tice of, although there were enough on
their feet to demand roll-call, and more.
After a long talk finally the speaker per
mitted a roll-call, saying that there had
been so much confusion that he did not
know what was demanded. Theu the Re
publicans filibustered until the Democrats
obtained enough members to adjourn.
Before the row began a resolution was
adopted for a constitutional amendment
to permit the legislature to regulate "and
control contracts, conditions and relations
existing or arising from time to time be
tween corporations and their employes."
There were only these negative votes:
Callahan, Creighton, Cusey, Dow, Guffln.
Hawks, McCrone, McMurdy, Ramsey, and
Wilson of Sangamon.
In the senate the electric light plant bill
was passed 38 to 8. The congressional re
apportionment bill was also passed by a
strict party vote 27 to 21. The general
appropriation bill was advanced to third
reading. The governor sent in a communi
cation from the southern prison trustees
asking for an emergency appropriation of
t27,000 to meet a deficiency.
Protest Against strikers.
SPEINGF1ELD, Mass., April 14. The busi
ness men of this city held a mass-meeting
in the board of trade rooms to protest
against the present strike of the brick
layers and plasterers. A committee was
chosen to wait on the railway and city offi
cials and have the anion men prevented
from hanging around and from intimi
dating the non-union men who cam to
wcrk. . .
FUN ON THE BOARD.
Chicago Bulls Go Fishing for
Shorts in Wheat.
SEEM TO HAVE LANDED A WHALE,
Which tils Name Is C. A. Pillsbury Said
to Have Had to Go to Cndahy for Terms
Which Net a Good Sized Loss A Breath
Ing Spell in the Pit and a Ray of Hope
for the Bears from the Mackinac
Chicago, A prill 14. Ed Pardridge, the
plucky plunger, who lias weathered many
a severe speculative storm, did not cover
his short wheat yesterday. He was given
breathing spell and permitted to get
It is feared that the fruit now in bloom
in the vicinity of Jeffersonville, Ind., was
ruined by the hail. The fruit trees in
thirty orchards near by suffered.
Aiay wneat having uroppeu o cents on
tue Chicago board or trade Pardridge is
feeling a little easier.
The Xew York Times has changed own
ers, and will hereafter be a Democratic
E. C. Horen, of Chicago, baggage-master
on the Illinois Central, was killed by a
; tram at ouin, ins.
! Lup Chne, a Chinaman arrested at
Cleveland for violating the registration
law, has been discharged by United States
j Commissioner Williams. The novel de-
i iense set up was that the state could not
prove wnat constituted a I. ninaman.
1 Obituary: At Pontiac, III.. Major L. Z,
' Cairnes. At Minonk, Ills., Mrs. Laura
Gilmau, aged 73. At Mitchell, Ind., Hugh
- . Knott, aged 75. At Decatur,
iUU! u...s.u,1,uere iub uun ueaie Voorb.ies, ex-member of the Louisiana leg
coum see ana percnance piay lor mem islature, aged 93. At Detroit, Mich., John
l.ttf. T t ilia l-0 ,1 . ..-t a ' A 1 , . 1 3 I . 1 . .
Press, aged 42.
later. If the trade was
not seeing a commercial tragedy it was
not left out on farce-comedy. The details
leaked out slowly and painfully in the
fashion peculiar to events which have
great safeguards to secrecy thrown around
them, but when the facts did beeome
known they convulsed the whole trade with
Pound They Had a Whale.
It was discovered that when the inexor
able dragnet thrown out for short sellers
was pulled upon the beach there was
found floundering among the minnows a
much larger fish. His identity was not
discovered until the fishermen had turned
him over and looked at his scales his short
scales. They then gave a loud guffaw and
gaffed their fish. It was noneother than C.
A Pillsbury, the hater of short sellers. The
debonnair Charles arrived in the city
Wednesday with his cash wheat man.
The latter is an expert, and artist in his
line, and was brought down here to find '
out why the wheat shipped here did not I
grade. I he outfit was prepared to raise
all manner of sheol wit h the inspection de.
partment for not passing the Minneapolis
wheat iu on Chicago contract grade.
Heavy Loss for Pillsbury.
Mr. Pillsbury, however, suddenly "got
busy" when May wheat opened at W) cents
The total earnings of the fhisky trust
1 for the year ended March 31 were 12,432,
CSS, out of which $1,267,153 has been paid
i l -: l
iu umucims ami expeuses.
j American insurance companies have
( given up all hope of hearing from the miss
ing steamer Xaronic, and are paying losses
on the vessei and cargo.
j Governor Crounse, of Xebraska, signed
. the maximum rate bill. 1 he measure re
duces freight rates in Xebraska by one-
! fourth, lhe law will be ignored by all
roads until they are forced to recognize it
t by .the courts.
j lue Chinese registration law is giving
the revenue oiucials iu Colorado trouble
, without end, and all their efforts
scarcely any registrations have been made,
All the bucket shops in Xashville, Tenn.,
win cease business on account ot the pro
hibitive tax imposed on dealing in futures
by tne legislature, lhe bill imposed a
state tax of fW.OOO per annum on all deal-
Captain O. H. Oldroyd, custodian of the
Lincoln uome at pringtieiu, ins., was re
moved by the board of trustees, composed
or Governor Altgeld and other statu om
cers. Herman llollerkramp, ex-coroner
of Sangamon county, is the man who gets
About half of the Santa Fe strikers have
walked across the "bridge of sighs" to the ! f to rk t Toledo and new men are
Rialto building, where Cudahy gave him
terms on a round lot of the much-despised
"wind." The line covered was about 1,
000,000 bushels, but the brokers in their joy
magnified the quantity to 5,000,000 bushels.
As the stuff was sold here when Minneapo-
where the .strikers remain
Republicans Hold an Caucus.
Washington, April .4. The Republican
senators caucused yesterday and de
lis wheat was going in the sixties and Chi- termined that the Roach matter should be
cttgo was "uui oi ime ill me seventies, ic
is presumable that Pillsbury got "in line"
for a good sized loss.
''ED" WAS SERENE AND SMILING,
Bat Slightly Ansions as to Development
Hope for Shorts.
There was very little of interest yester
day in the May deal. Everybody was given
a breathing spell and an opportunity to
get up more margins. Pardridge came on
the floor early. He was serene and smil
ing, but could not thoroughly conceal the
anxiety showing beneath his calm exterior.
This anxiety became more apparent as the
day advanced. There was, however, no
immediate c-iuse for alarm. The bull
leaders, confident of ultimate success, were
well satisfied to see a sag in the price of
the May future.
Hulls Liked the Decline.
A decline served them a double purpose.
It permitted Pardridge to get up a stake
better worth fighting for and to put the
price down to a point where it would not
le a target for every holder of wheat to
direct his aim against. To this end no
support was gven the May future. The
first sale at Ki a decline over night of
cent was. sufficient to demonstrate that
buyers were scarce.
Ray of Hope for Shorts.
A bit of news which came to the marine
interest on the board gave a faint ray of
hope for the shorts. It was the announce
ment that the straits of Mackinac were
clear of ice and open for vessels. Follow
ing this was the announcement that the
Chicago grain fleet, containing nearly
9,000,000,000 bushels of grain, would move
out Tuesday next.
Prospect Ahead for Culls.
These boats will no sooner clear the har
bor than the Milwaukee fleet will be in at
the local elevators clamoring for loads.
The low grade wheat, the corn and the
oats will go out to make room for the con
tract wheat to be delivered to the bull
leaders, the blockades at the cleaning and
mixing warehouses will be raised and the
work of making contract wbeat in whole
sale quantities will be resumed full blast,
REMARKABLY DEADLY LIGHTNING.
debated in open senate and action one way
or the other inrceU. 1 hey desire the case,
as also that of Ady from Kansas, to be in
vestigated during the recess and that the
Democrats either agree to this or vote it
j down with a quorum present. The Derno-
. crar nm nnfprrln(T with Knnr-li n tr n
method of proceeding.
It Kills Twenty-five Horses at One,
Nashville, April 14. The barn o!
Charles Heed near Gallatin was struck by
lightning and twenty-five brood mares in
foal by the celebrated horse St. Blaiz were
instantly killed. The barn, valued at
$0,000, was also destroyed. The total loss
Twelve Acres of Destruction.
BUFFALO, April 14. The oil refinery oi
A. S. Holmes, covering twelve acres, was
destroyed by fire yesterday, together with
twenty freight cars and a train of oil cars
side-tracked near the works. Thirty thou
sand barrels of oil stored in the works
were burned. Thomas Tracey was struck
by a piece of metal and badly injured.
Three firemen were slightly injured by one
of the explosions.
Farnham Post Stands Its Ground.
Xew Yokk, April 14. Xoah L. Farnham
post, Xo. 458, has held a meeting and de
cided that it would stick to its resolution
in opposition to the alleged indiscriminate
granting of pensions, even if it was form
ally cast out of the ranks of the Grand
George Washington post has adopted res
olutions similar to those adopted by Farn
Horrible Crime in Wisconsin.
CL1XTON, Wis., April 14. A double mur
der was committed two miles north of
here yesterday. Mat Bitnsr, a Bohemian,
shot his wife and Mrs. Arthur Hurne, the
wife of a prominent farmer, and threw
their bodies into the cellar and burned the
house. Sheriff Barr and 300 men are now
iu pursuit of Bitner. He will probably be
lynched when captured.
Appointed Building Superintendents.
Washington, April 14. Secretary Car
lisle yesterday appointed superintendents
of construction of public buildings as fol
lows: Peter Dederichs at Detroit. Mich.;
Walter Koepe at Bay City, Mich.; John
Baia at Salina, Kas.; A. & Chapman at
Madison, Ind.; John Brown at Akron, O.
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