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THE VKUCJ8, FRIDAY, APHIL. .21, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
BUT ONE MAN SAVED
Out of Fifteen on the Crib at
DEATH RIDCS THE FURIOUS GALE,
And Fourteen Lives Are Quenched
in the Raging- and Hungry
Klne of the Victim Caneht In the Air
Lock iUid Drowned Five of the licmain
incr Six Swept Off Into the Lake The
Rescue of the Survivor and HU Story
Vemtel Wrecked on the Itenrh mt Chicago.
Three Others MIshIhk with More Than
a Score on Hoard.
Milwaukee, April 21. Fourteen work
men have lost their lives in the fierce storm
which lashed I.ake Michigan. They were
employed in the construction of the new
water works' tunnel, Wing engaged in
bricking up a shaft in the cut 8.0C0 feet
from the shore. The hurricane swept away
the frail structure which ha.l been
built nt the outer end of the tunnel
to shelter the men, and dashed them into
the seething lake. Through the heroic
tfTarts of the life saving crew James Miller
was saved. He is the only ons of the
fifteen workmen who escaped with his
Ietrnctlon of the Crib IInc.
The work was in charge of Tliailer &
Schnigton, Chicago contractors, whose
loss will he nlwujt $10,000. Work upon
the tunnel wilt lie delayed for several
months. A terrible sea had ben raging
for twenty-four hours. The swell increased
and toward 11 o'clock at night the sea be
came so lurious that the tilted built on
the crib began to tremble. Toward 12
o'clock the timbers supporting the house
gave way and the planks hegan to wash
ashore. At 4 o'clock in the morning the
last rafter of the shed fell from the top of
crib, leaving the men at the mercy of the I
j- Tno ltoHt Able to Stand the Seat
At 6 o'clock n. m. Captain Peterson, of
the life saving crew, arrived nt tlie water
works. The sea was running Liirh: waves
of fifteen or twenty feet were washing over
the piers and the crib. He said it was im
possible to reach the crib with his life
boat, and the tug boat Ptarke was secured.
She made an attempt to reach the crib, but
found it impossible, and
Wasnea away, iney Knew it was gone when
the air pump ceased wcrking. This was
about 6 a. to. When the pump stopped
the air kept growing . worse until 8:30
B'clock, when it became so bad that it was
proposed by some to leave the lock and
take chances outside.
Finally the air lock was opened and the
water was allowed to come in. McBride,
Dwyer, Gregg, Johnson, Leikowicz a'cd
Miller succeeded in getting out of the lock
and to the surface. To do this they had
to climb up through ten feet of water. The
other nine, Miller says, could not find the
ladder, he supposes, as they did not get on
the crib and were drowned in the lock.
When he got on the crib Miller wound a
wire cable around his arm and was theu
able to hold on until the lifeboat arrived.
He says that Dwyer, Gregg, Johnson and
Leikowicz held on about half an hour and
then one by one were swept away, McBride
held on until ten within minutes of the
arrival of the boat and he too succumbed
and waswashed off with help in sight.
The cribhouse was a flimsy affair and
there is much indignation that such a
structure should have been built when it
is known tbit at this season of the year
dangerous storms are frequent. The
house was in two stories. The lower floor
was occupied by the machinery and cook
room and the upper one as a sleeping apart
ment for the men. The very reason for
building the house was an excellent one
for making it as strong as possible, as it
was said that storms are a feature of ths
spring, and it would be impossible for tin
men to get ashore for days together. i?o
the house was built to lodge them in.
THREE LAKE VESSELS MISS1N3.
this failure set
the relatives of the imperriled men nearly
wild. . Thev volunteered to go off if a boat
could be procured, bat there wasn't a boat
in the harbor whose captain would dare
the raging seas and an attempt with a
small Iwwit. would have been death to those
. ,-- ralU-tic Scene on the Iteach.
Hundreds of people assembled on the
bore. The scenes were the mt st pathetic
witnessed in this city since the Newhall
house fire. Wives and children of the
victims patrolled the shore. The beach
was crowded with weeping women and
some weeping men whose sons had been
at work on the crib. Children were moan
ing for their fathers. Before noon all hope
of rescue had vanished, when suddenly a
figure was seen creeping out of the shaft.
He was followed by five others and all
could be seen clinging to the engine,
which was still in its place.
HOPES THAT WERE DELUSIVE.
" The Wailing Women Cheered Only To lie
Plunged Into Keeper Grief.
They remained on the crib about fifteen
minutes, when one by one they began to
disappear. The disappearance did not
worry the spectators, who now thought
that the men were all safe. It was thought
that the men on the crib had gone back
Into the shaft, where, it was supposed, their
comrades were in safe refuge. The news
that the men had been seen cheered the
women, who now had hopes for the safety
of their husbands.
r.cached the Scene Too Late.
The sea became calmer and the tug Wel
come, towing the lifeboat and crew,
steamed out. She was successful in reach
ing the crib, arriving there in about three
fourths of an hour, and landing one of the
.n,fm.n named Olsen. He was seen to
walk about for a few minutes and then
dive into the water. The act was signifi
cant and the watching throng knew that
while they had been looking the men had
been lost. Olsen was drawn back to the
boat and with him one of the unfortunates
the only one saved James Miller, and
be was half dead from cold and expos ure.
Walling Women and Children .
As the fact that all except one were lost
forced its way into" the understandings tf
the bereaved ones.the weeping and wailing
broke out afresh and the scene was heart
rending.' With streaming eyes those who
had lost their loved ones waited the return
of the tng, a trip that was accomplished
with difficulty. But when it arrived they
were denied the sorrowful satisfaction of
learning how the victims died, for Miller
was speechless and was taken at once to
These Lost Their Lives.
The names of those who lost their lives
are as follows: John McBride, engineer,
Chicago; Michael Dwyer, fireman, Mil
waukee; William Pruesener, fireman. Chi
cago; George Gregg, locktender, and James
Murphy, Joseph Pezol, Gustav Liekowicz
and Peter Toernes, miners, Milwaukee;
William Marion and Charles Johnson,
miners, Chicago; John Healy and Frank
Brown, miners, Milwaukee; John Dono
van, miner, and Edward Cambrian, col
ored steward, Chicago.
STORY OF THE SURVIVOR.
Mine Hen Canght in the Air Lock and
Miller was recovered sufficiently to give
the story of the tragedy. He said that the
cribhouse was so dangerous during the
night that at 10 o'clock all hands went
iown into the air lock. They were quite
comfortable there until the house was
A. M. Wright, It. B. Hayes and Kate
Howard Wreck ot the Ianforth.
Chicago, April il. It is feared that the
worst remains to be learned regarding the
storm on the lake. The big steamer A.
M. Wright and its tow, the schooner 11.
B. Hayes, are missing.ns is also the schooner
Kate K. Howard. Grave fears are enter- J
tained that these vessels foundered in the
gale. The Wright, with the schooners F.
1m Danforth aud K. B. Hayes in tow,
steamed out of this harbor bound for the
lower lakes with grain. Little headway
was made and as the storm increased iu
violence the steamer was brought to a
A limit-, v.. I 1 - ' . . , t . 1.
I Hayes to the Danforth parted. The Dan-
rortn was driven on the beach at Lake
View, and after the crew had been rescued
by the tug Protection it went to pieces. Xo
tidings of the other boats have been re
ceived. The captain of the Danforth says
that the vessels had been giving distress sig
nals for an hour when the line parted, and
he does not believe they can have survived
the storm. Kach of the missing boats had
a crew of about ten men. The Kate E.
Howard is supposed to have been some
tvhere between this city and Kacine when
the storm broke, and her non-appearance is
causing considerable anxiety.
SNOWING IN THE NORTHWEST.
Wild Storms Paralyze Traffic in City and
St. Pail, April 21. The greatest fall
of snow in a given number of hours in the
history of thi signal service has fallen in
Minnesota. For eleven hours the fall was
incessant. The street railways were al
most in a state of collapse, but some had
gotten to work before night. Great North
ern trains are late from nine to fifteen
hours and the time on the Omaha is de
moralized. In fact all the railways are
more or less blockaded. The snow is very
wet and a flood is the next thing expected.
Floods are already reported from the Crow
river, lied I.ake Falls, Crookston and
Fisher, causing great loss to farmers.
Iilew Neptune Oft His Perch.
Ckicago, April 21. The gale did some
damage to the World's fair buildings,
mostly in ths way of broken glass which
let in the rain and slightly damaged some
of the exhibits in the Manufactures' build
ing. A good deal of the "staff'' decoration
was damaged and pinnacles blown
away. The most serious damage
was the destruction of the statue
of Xeptune surmounting a fifty-foot
column in the plaza. Midway plaisauce
was flooded and the Arabs, Egyptians, and
other Orientals who inhabit that part of
the show were a draggled looking throng.
Wind and Snow at West Superior.
West Sufekioi:, Wis., April 21. A
heavy gale has prevailed here for forty
eight hours and for twelve hours it has
been snowing hard. Railway traffic is
demoralized and street cars have been
stopped. The wind shows no signs cf
abatement. The same report comes from
Duluth; fourteen inches of snow is re
ported on the Duluth aud Winnipeg ra:l
Itlizzard Itaclnc in Illinois.
CHICAGO, April 21. A fierce blizzard is
raging in central and northern Illinois
and the temperature is falling rapidly.
Damage to t he fruit and winter wbeu.
crops is inevitable and it is feared they
will be totally destroyed.
Wisconsin and Michigan Caught It.
Milwaukee, April 21 The worst bliz
of the season and by far the most severe
ever known at this time of the year is rag
ing throughout Wisconsin and northern
Michigan. Great damage has been done to
AVs a Regular Hurricane.
Detroit, April 21. The rain and wind
storm was general throughout eastern
Michigan and was one of the worst expe
rienced for many years. At Wyandotte
the storm became a hurricane.
Iowa Not Slighted by the Storm.
Des Molxeb, April 21. The snow fall in
northern Iowa has been heavy and trains
on 'the Illinois Central are snow-bound.
The wind has been severe all over the state.
Prospect of m Heavy Frost.
Champaign, Ills., April 21. A driving
enow has fallen in this city and vicinity
and the prospect is flattering for a heavy
Dr. A. J. White, of New York, of the
class of '46. has presented a new dormitory
building to Yale college to cost $500,000.
The Cyclone That Swept Two
II 0LAIMS MORE THAN FORTY LIVES
With Two Hundred Others Who Are Var
iously Maimed Some of the Unfortu
nates Blown Entirely Away A Baby
Blown Half a Mile and Unhurt Enor
mous Destruction of Property The
Whole Country in Mourning,
Meridian, Miss., April Clarke and
Jasper counties, of this state, have suffered
from a cyclone more deadly to human life
and more destructive to property than the
one of three weeks ago. It followed al
most in the tracks of its predecessor. Over
forty people were killed and nearly 200
more or less injured. These figures may
be increased when all of the stricken dis
tricts are heard from.
Immense Destruction of Property.
The destruction to property will amount
to hundreds of thousands of dollars. En
tire neighborhoods have been literally
swept off the face of the earth. The cy
clone's path was through a vast pine for
est, broken here and there by a farm.
Huge trees were uprooted and carried for
the distance of a mile. Near the town of
Pachuta lived the family of William Par
ton, consisting of himself, wife and three
Carried the Family a Mile.
Their bodies, except that of tha youngest
child, were picked up over a mile away,
macgled-and entirely nude. Their brains
had been dashed out. The child had a
miraculous escape. It was found a half
mile from its home, uninjured, but pit
eously crying for its mother. William
Fisher lived near the station with his
mother, wife, and live children.
Child Found Dead in a Tree.
They were blown away and searching
parties have been out, but none of their
bodies has been recovered. A child of
Sim McGowan was found dead in a tree
top a mile away from its borne. Four ne
groes on the Alariuge plantation were
killei outright, and a fa-nily of negroes
numbering nine perished. One of the
children was found two miles from where
it was playing when picked up by the
Indescribable Scene of Woe.
The killed in Clark county are: Mrs.
Aldridge, Mrs. iSumril, a child of William
Ponder and six negroes. The coun:ry is
strewn for miles with debris and along the
pathway of the cyclone are found all kinds
of household goods, dead cattle and
poultry. Tha picture is indescribably a
piteous one happy homes swept away
and dashed tg pieces as if though they
were cockle shells.
Searching for Missing Ones.
Children an crying for their parents, and
lathers and mothers searelvux among the
huge piles of debris for missing ones, tjuch
is the scene. The telegraph wires were
snapped in twain as though they were pipe
stems, and the poles lifted up and carried
through the country at frightful velocity.
The v hole country is in mo&ruing.
Messages Fraught With Misery.
Th ministers and nlivsicians are at
work. Every messenger from remote dis- J
tricts coming in brings sorrowing tales or
suffering nnd death. The wind is still
high and Tas soon as each c loud has ap
peared the people would look frightened,
huddle together and pray.
Weeds and Grass Literally Mowed.
Weeds and grass were cut down as
smoothly by the force of the wind as
though a lawn mower had been used. A
cotton gin was demolished and the nnbaled
lint stored inside was cut into small
threads and catching to the twigs pre
sented a scene similar to a snowstorm.
The cyclone came from the southwest and
traveled in a straight direction until it
Telegraph Facilities Meager.
There its course;promptly changed. Going
in a southerly direction for three miles it
took another turn eastward. East of Quit
man there is not a telegraph station for
100 miles and the damage done cannot be
ascertained for some time.
DOINGS OF THE LEGISLATORS.
Synopsis of T bei Proceedings in Illinois
Springfield, April 21. The house made
the bill for sanitary districts along rivers
subject to overflow a special order for
Wednesday next. The com merce commit
tee was instructed to report not later than
Tuesday next the resolution regarding a
survey of the Cache and Kaskaskia rivers.
Republicans objected to making the
Stringer educational bill special order for
Thursday next, and it will have to come up
in its regular place. Forty or filty peti
tions favoring woman suffrage were pre
sented. The Carmody anti-pool-selling
bill was made special order for Thursday
next. The bill to abolish the hsh commis
sion was sent to first reading notwith
standing an adverse committee report. The
bill appropriating Jir0,0(K) for the state fair
was read a first time aud made special or
der for Thursday next.
Michigan Legislative Doings.
Lansing, Mich.. April 21. The Bishop
anti-free-pass bill, which prohibited the
granting of passes by railroads to any per
son enjoying a salary from the state, was
defeated in the bouse by a vote of 3i to 20.
There Is one other bill pending upon the
subject which makes it obligatory upon
the roads to issue passes to the legislators
and state officers upon a certificate of the
secretary of state. Bills were passed requir
ing the use after January, 1S94, of blowers
in all establishments where emery wheels
are used. The senate passed bills making
telegraph companies common carriers, and
subjecting them to the liabilities thereof,
and making it unlawful for foreign insur
ance companies authorized to do business
in this state to place insurance on Michigan
property in offices outside the state. Tha
bill requiring employes of females to fur
nish seats for the latter's use was killed.
Cannot Co to the Naval Review.
Washington, April 21. Chief Justice
Fuller, of the supreme court, has person
ally informed Assistant Secretary McAdoo
that he would be unable to attend the
naval review owing to the press of busi
ness before the court..
SOME MULMATTON'S FAKE.
Tweed's Private Secretary Dead.
Denver, April 21. Richard O'Donnell,
who was "Boss" Tweed's private secretary,
and in whose arms the boodler died in Lud
low street jail in It-77, died at the county
hospital in this city last night. He died
Hisuiarck Seriously 111.
New York, April 21. The Herald cable
from Berlin says Prince Bismarck is seri
ously ill at Frederichsruhe.
That Story of the Terrible Steamboat
Explosion at Wlnamac.
WlNAMAC, Ind., April 21. The story of
the terrible steamboat explosion at this
place is a fake. There is no steamer
named Nellie Bly here. The whole matter
in a nutshell i this: A party of five, J.
W. Fishthorne and son, Daniel Rhodas,
James Long and George Fraih, went down
the river in an old (-cow or sand boat about
fifteen feet lung and six feet wide. The
propelling power was run by a ram
shackled little one-horse engine. When
the party arrived at Island No. 11 they ran
on a sandbar and the flues in the boiler col
lapsed. George Frain had both feet scald
ed, but there is no need of amputation.
James Long walks the streets without a
scald and Daniel Rhodas is not hurt at all.
John W. Fishthorne had bis hands burnt.
Clarence Fishthorne had his thigh slight
ly burnt." Total loss about $5i).
Death of Colonel McMlchael.
New York, April 21. Colonel William
M. McMichael, the well-known lawyer and
assistant attorney general under General
Grant, was found dead in his bed at 33
East Sixty-first street yesterday moraine.
Colonel William McMichael was born in
Philadelphia March 4, 1S41, and served in
the late war.
Chess Came Postponed.
Kokomo, Ind., April 21. Owing to Sho
walter's indisposition the fifth game of
the Loaker-Showalter chess championship
games has been postponed.
The Red Men's Knowledge
of the Laws of Health.
Turkish" and "Uussn" Path of Civili
sation Known to tne Indians. How
They Do It. A I,r(,..n Prom Nature
which the Wise will Heed Kickapoo
Indian Sagwa a Grana Kcniedy.
Indias3 i Takqtor Bxtub.
In tliis wav an Indian takes a "Turkish' or a
Kuslau" ha'tli ; They dig a bole in Uie earth.
In which they lay stones, and upon which they
tmlM a tire, heatfnff the stones to a red heat; they
then carefully remove the coals; cutting a num
ber of saplincs they stick one end In the ground,
hen.l thorn over anil place the other end also la
the ground, these extend over the hot stones la
the fhape of a halt loop. Over these poles or
hoops the Imlian place skins ot animals or
blankets. If the 'Russian or vapor bath is de
sire!, they then throw water upon tha hot rocks,
thus generating steam. Those desiring the vapor
bath crawl underneath. After the pores of the
skin are opened and thev profusely perspire tbey
crawl out and another Indian dashes buckets ot
cold water over them, or they plunge Into a near
by stream. Thev are then rubbed thoroughly
ith Kickapoo Iudiao Oil. and are given copious
drafts of Kickapoo Indian Sagwa, after which
tbey roll up la blankets and bare a sound sleep.
Who can teach the Indians anything
about health? His own physique answers
for his superior knowledge.
His preparations of roots, barks and
herbs, now given to the world for the first
time in the Kickapoo Indian Remedies are
unequalled by any discoveries of the me,
leal world of the whites.
When yon feel twinges of pain in your
Joints, look out, a slight cold might devel
op Rheumatic Fever. If you have pains in
your back or sides your liver is congested
or your kidneys are not performing their
work and poison is gathering in yourbody.
Exposure to cold or contagious diseases
would be fatal to you.
Fimples, blotches, and other humors In
dicate that the poison Is working in your
blood. You feel languid, heavy, dull; you
awake in the morning unrested. Beware I
Irive these symptoms away at once I
Take Kickapoo Indian Sagwa. It will
cleanse your system, heal your diseased
organs, pnrify and enrich the blood, and
drive every taint of poison from your body.
Then you will feel strong, bright, alert
and active as the Indian does.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa is composed of
nature's remedies, gathered, and prepared
by nature's children, who dJVend not upon
book knowledge for their cures, but upon
the leaves, the flowers, the roots and the
herbs that are placed in the enrth by an
all-wise Providence for the benefit of every
Whv, look at the animals!
If your horse lacks his accustomed vigor
you are taught to turn him out to pasture.
You do so. The horse gets well.
Because there grows In every field the
tender leaves of some medicinal plant
which Instinct tells the animals to eat, and
does for the poor old horse precisely what
pome other, or perhaps the nme plant will
do for a human being. Restores the wasted
energlesi Renews the lost strength! Re
vives the drooping spirits.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa.
Sold by All Druggists and Vtaiers.
$1.00 per Bottle, 6 Bottles for $5.00.
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