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THE A1UUS, TI1UKSDAY, JUNE 22, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
WAS A FATAL BOLT
Lightning Strikes the Center
pc!e of a Circus.
SEVEN PERSONS LAID LOW IN DEATH
I'nnir ,vrt-.l by the Coolness of the Pro
prietor Tlir-e of the Victims Children
frightful Disaster in n Kuian Church.
The Traittnlrtl Corpse Number 136
and the Iireiulftit Tale Not All Told
Holocaust it lluluth.
St. I'.vru .Tune Ji During a severe
thunder storm at River Falls, Wis., just
over the Minnesota line, lightning struck
the renter ncle in the menagerie of Kind
ling Urns. Seven people were killed in
stantly and fjuit? a numU'r injured, none
of the latter fatally.
Following are the kitled: O. A. Dean;
J. A. tilendeuninK. elerk of Oak Grove;
his. son 12 yeiy old; Aldridne, 14 years
old: Clark Manes: Kui;cne Reynolds, a
c.irpenter; son of Wallace Smith, 12 years
Thejireateet consternation immediately
arose. The rain continued falling in
rreat sheets and the liodies of the dead
were soaked through before they could lie
The llail Soon Id.nt iflcd.
A soon as possilile ltinulini; Hros. and
their employes did everything in their
power to alh-viate the condition of the
wounded. The dead were taken down
town and laid out on the floor of the en
nine house, where they were, with the ex
ception of the unknown boy, identified
in a few minutes after their arrival. The
scenes as relatives identified their dead was
distressing. One elderly gentleman, the
father of younn Dean a handsome anil
intelligent yc;:n,' man fainted and
w:s carried out of the engine honse moan
inti. Women wer; present looking for re
latives. Happily none of them recognized
any of the dead as theirs. The cloth
ing on some of the dead was torn in
shreds, while others presented no external
evidences of ; iie fatality except the awful
stare and ii.vd. riuid features.
A W -so Iis:tNter Averted.
The numlier of woumled is estimated all
the way from ten to thirty. Most of them
were taken home as soon as possible, and
are now doing well. The presence of mind
of the Kiiigiinsjs and their employes pre
vented a stampede, which undoubtedly
would have lieenuttcnded with still greater
fatality. The crowd was held in check
and the dead and wounded removed as
soon and as quietly ns possible.
Three Holts of Lightning. .
Al Kingling, master of ceremonies in the
circus proper, thinks there were three
distinct bolts of lightning. The first shock
noliody felt; the lightning went right
down the pole. The second shock caused
the fatalities and the third knocked down
thirty of the circus horses. A carriage
was passing the tent at the time and a
man and a !ny and a woman with a baby
in her arms were thrown to the ground.
Great pools of water formed at the circus
entrance and some of the stricken who
were helped and dragged outside were
dropped in some instances face downward
in these pools of water.
Incidents of the llisit-r.
Among the incidents was the twisting
of a buggy to pieces by a bolt of lightning
None of the occupants was injured. Many
people were more or less injured by others
being thrown violently against them.
Eugene Reynolds, a young carpenter,
showed for a few moments after apparent
death a flush of apparent health. Then the
features relaxed and, like his fellow-unfortunates,
he became a livid evidence of
the awful destroying jiower of the bolt
that sent so many to a final account.
The Three Little Corpses.
All the killed were in the full flush of
health. The three children presented pa
thetic spectacles stretched out on chairs
and on the floor. They were all bright,
sturdy little fellows, dressed in holiday at
tire. The spectacle was the most sadden
ing and heart-breaking ever looked upon in
KILLED BY THE HUNDRED.
Panie in m Knsslan C'hureh Victims Num
ber Over Scvn Scorf.
ST. IETEILsiit i:, June 22. While the
ancient church of Romano, at Iiorisog
lebsk. on the Volga, was crowded with
pilgrims from all parts of Yakoslav, who
hail come to take part in the annual
church procession, a panic was caused by
a false alarm of fire which had lieen laised
by thieves in order to facilitate their op
eratioii". When the firemen arrived in
answer to the tolling of an alarm by the
sexton of the church they found the door
locked. Rreaking it in 'Ley witnessed a
In the mad ni' h for the exit hundreds
bad been knocked down and trampled on
while others had ben suffocated by the
pressure of t he great throng of terror
stricken people. The liodies of 120 women
and ten men were taken from the church.
Nor was this the total number of victims,
as several other persons had lieen killed
and twenty fatally injured by leaping from
windows thirty feet from the ground.
SIX VICTIMS OF A FIRE.
And More Kxiiectetl To Be Found Among
DULt th, Minn., June 22. Three liodies
have so far been recovered from the ruins
of the burned Bunnell building. The
building was a firetrap, occupied by four
stores, two saloons, and two newspaper
plants. Eighteen persons were asleep in
the upper stories, and several of them per
ished. A body supposed to be that of Mary
Ford has not lieen identified, and thus one
more victim is added to the list, as both
Mrs. Ford aud her son are known to have
perished. This increases the list of victims
to five. The search in the ruins will be re
sumed, ajid it is almost certain that more
victims will be found, as several are still
Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Tne'death list contains the names of
Mary Ford; Rolert Ford, her 6-year-old
son; Mrs. Elizabeth Meagher, and Celia
Meagher, hcr3-year-old daughter. Walter
Weihe, a lineman, was p Ring with his
bare hands on an electrie light wire when
it crossed a trolley of the street railway
company and the man was instantly
killed. He hung on the wires burning for
twenty minutes lief ore ropes could be se
cured to release him.
llain Quenches the Flames.
WEST Sufeihor, Wis., June 22. It is
probable that the devastating fires which
have been raging unchecked through the
forests in this section for the past week or
more have beea quenched, for considerable
rain has fallen ovr a wide scope of country
Lerealxiuta. Report from Iron River and
other endangered points are to the effect
that the fires are out and no further
trouble is feared.
FATAL WORK OF THE WIND.
An Old Man Iecapitated Husband and
Wife Killed Forest Fires Out.
St. JosEril, Mo., June 22. News has just
reached this city of a disastrous cyclone at
Conception, Mo., sixty miles north of this
city. The wind blew at the rate of eighty
miles an hour. The house of John Doyle
was blown down, and Doyle ami his wife
and aa old man killed, the latter lieing de
capitated. The solid front wall of the
Abbey of Xew Kiigleburg, lieing erected by
the Renedictian monks, was blown down
and 10.000 feet of a brick wall tumbled in
side of the structure. Torrents of rain
completed the destruction of the edifice.
Twenty housesand liarns were blown down
and a number of people hurt. The Omaha
ami St. Louis railroad station was un
roofed. Fires Out on the Kanife.
DfLfTll, Minn., June 22. The special
deputies sent to Virginia have returned
and rejMirt everything quiet in the burned
villages. They report heavy rains on the
range, which have added greatly to the in
convenience of the refugees, many of
whom are still without shelter. The dan
ger of additional fires is now at an end.
hil.l ltlown Away, but I'nhurt.
DEs MoINEs, la., June 22. A cyclone
passed through Adair county, southwest
of here, and devastated a strip a quarter
of a mile wide. A large nunilier of farm
houses were destroyed, but no fatalities
are reported. A child was carried twen
ty rods through the air and escaped un
hurt. THE SUFFERINGS OF A VETERAN.
A Victim of the ltrutality of the New York
Xew Youk, June 22. General Edward
Jardine, one of th best -known and most
gallant soldiers that this state sent to the
civil war, lies dying at the Hotel Pomeroy
from the effects of injuries he received
while fighting in defense of the Union.
General Jardine has been forced to under
go nine surgical operations on his left leg,
and on each occasion pieces of lione were
removed until the leg is now six inches
shorter than the other. The last operation
on his leg was made last Octolier.
But a different operation has since lieen
performed for a tumor on the top of his
head, caused by lieing struck several
times with stones and the butt of a gun in
the draft riots on the same day that he
was shot in the leg. General Jardine has
attended to his official duties as weigher
in the custom house for the last twenty
four years with the aid of crutches, but
twelve weeks ugo he was obliged to give
up. He is wasted away almost to a skel
eton, and it is not lielieved he can survive
more than a few days.
IN THE FINANCIAL WORLD.
Failure of r.n Otnuha Orocerr Firm-
ItcgimiiiiK to Come West.
OMAHA., June 22. Sloan, Johnson ic
Company, wholesale grocers of this city,
have failed with liabilities aggregating
aliout $li0,(Xi. It is said that the firm
owes eastern creditors about s0,0o0 and
local creditors have filed attachment suits
for amounts aggregating .2.)oo. T.hestock
of the firm is valued at .140.0ou and out
standing accounts are aliout the same
amount. The firm has lieen established
here nine vears and of late has had a
2 trade amounting to over .l,ono,oon per year.
Cold Itegins to Come Our Way.
Washington, June 22. United States
States Treasurer Morgan has received a
cablegram 'from London stating that
Baring, Magoun- &.- Co., of Xew York and
London, had shipitS hoo,oo of gold to the
United States. This is the first shipment
of foreign gold in any considerable quan
tities to the United States during the pres
ent month, and is looked upon as showing
that the tide of gold exiiorts from this
country to Europe has turned.
Itrop in I'rlce of Silver Jtullion.
ASFKN. Colo., June 22. The sudden drop
in the price of silver bullion to 81 V cents
has revived talk of shutting down a num
ber of the big mines of this city unless
there should be an early advance in the
Sane, hut Sent to an Asylum.
jEFFEltsoN, O., June 22. Marie Graham,
the wife of a prosperous mechanic living
iu the west part of the county, came to
Jefferson to trade. Without warning she
was taken before the probate court,
hastily adjudged insane, and ordered
to the Xewburg asylum. A local at
torney interfered and later began habeas
corpus proceedings to secure the woman's
release. At the close of a hotly contested
hearing, during which thirty-five witnesses
testified. Judge Howland, of the common
pleas bench, decided that the probate
court's finding was void and, further, that
the woman was sane. She was discharged.
Arrests for kidnapping may follow.
Mrs. Cleveland Pressed the Button.
Trot, X. Y., June 22. The Columbia
Liberty bell was cast this afternoon. Mrs.
Cleveland consented to set the machinery
in motion, and arrangements were made
for her to press the buttonac Gray Gables.
GOING TO THE FAIR
Rush to the Great Show
On at Full Speed.
CHICAGO EAILWAYS ABE HUSTLING
Heavy Trains Run In Five Sections to
Accomodate the Crowds Hetter Terms
for Travelers Europe and the Fast
Sending Throngs to the Exposition The
Wheel That Was and Was Not in Ferris
Chicago, June 22. Strangers are pour
ing into the city by thousands from every
direction, and so great is the rush to the
World's fair that while in some cases the
baggage department forces have been in
creased three-fold and the baggage room
in proportion it is as much as the roads
can do to handle the enormous traffic. A
distinct feature is the tremendous rush of
European travel. So great is tho traffic
FISHERIES B'L'D'G ENTRANCE AND TOWERS,
already that at Dearborn, Grand Central,
Illinois Central, Union, and other big sta
tions trains are arriving iafctions of nine
to eleven coaches each aiirgc or larger
than the average passenger trains the
sections numbering from two up to five.
The heaviest rush seems to lie from and to
the east, and the fact that the incoming
ami outgoing trains carry aliout an equal
numlier of people argues that it is a steady
World's fair crowd that is lieing handled.
Farty of Visitors from Cc-rmaiiy.
Thirty German excursionists arrived
Yesterday. In the party was a numlicr of
prominent people. General Suxt.a division
commander of the German army from
Rres'.au; Captain Stenger and Lieutenant
Randel, of one of the Alsatian frontier
posts: Camillo Muller, Dresden's leading
manufacturer; Captain Lamarow. of the
Russian garrison at Moscow; Mrs. Yon
Mundel, the wife of a Russian general;
Count and Countess Leiningen, the count
lieing a major in the German army, and
Messrs. Knoof and Kux, two postal offici
als sent out by the government to report
on American postal methods.
I l:l vis Is Hcud of the l'iri-.i.
Hereafter Colonel Davis will le director
general of the World's fair in tact as well
as in name. The local directory has award
ed to Colonel Davis the full power of his
position ami will also elect Director of
Works Burnham as Colonel Dav:V execu
tive officer. This action will triv.it !y sim
plify matters of business detail. The gen
eral purpose of the directory's action is
to make a reduction in the running ex
penses of the fair and to do away with tho
surplusage of cooks aiul the incidental
spoiling of the broth.
That lleliiMkalilc Ferri Wheel.
A distinguished company took the open
ing ride in the great Ferris wheel. This is
one of the most remarkable engineering
constructions in the whole fair. The
wheel is 2T0 feet in diameter, and between
the two sides are hung thirty-six cars,
with seats for forty people in each a total
of 1,440 the weight of whom will lie aliout
100 tons. It is moved by an engine of
1,000 horse power, and went oil without a
hitch. Among these who took the, ride
were Architect 11 out; Chief Walker Fearn,
of the foreign affairs department; General
Nelson A. Miles. U. S. A.: Sir Henry
Wood, of the British commission: Major
Handy, of publicity ami promotion; Hakky
Bey, the Ottoman commissioner general,
and Irofessor Ileibet Yos,. art commisj
sioner of Holland.
His Wheel Is All Kll;lit.
Mr. Ferris told how at an informal dinner
in a Chicago restaurant he had conceived
the idea of having the engineering profes
sion represented at the fair in a striking
manner. The newspaper press and many
of his friends had accused him of having
wheels in his head, but not on the ground.
"I leave it to you. ladies and gentlemen."'
said the young genius, "to say if the wheel
is still in my head. Great laughter. I
dedicate this plant to the profession to
which I lielong. For the success wrought
in the building of tins wheel I am indebt
ed to the constant devotion and persistent
encouragement of my wife, my assistant
and the superintendent of construction."
GENERAL WORLD'S FAIR MATTERS.
Colossal Statue of Gladstone The Span
The colossal statue of Gladstone which
is erected in London, and which is the most
famous work of the celebrated Irish artist.
Bruce Joy, has lieen reproduced by him
for the World's fair, and will be unveiled
Sunday, June 2"i, in the banuuetting hall
of Donegal castle, Mrs. Hart's Irish village
in the plaisance. Mayor Harrison will
preside and Judge Moran will deliver ar
President Palmer and President Higin
botham have joined in a telegram to Presi
dent Cleveland asking him to instruct the
capt.'iiusof the fleet of caravels now en
route to Chicago to stop at Buffalo, Erie,
Cleveland, Toledo. Detroit, and Milwau
kee in order that citizens of those places
who will not be able to visit the exposition
will have an opportunity to see them.
Central traffic lines have made decided
concessions to the public in extending the
limits of the return port ions of World's
fair excursion tickets. Within distances
of 200 miles of Chicago the return limit re
mains unchanged at four days. From
points between 2U0 and 325 miles from Chi
cago the return limit is extended to seven
days. From points more than 325 miles
from Chicago the limit is still further ex
tended to ten days.
Governor McKinley, of Ohio, arrived in
the city today with members of his family
to spend a week at the fair. He will be
tendered an informal reception at the
Buckeye State building this afternoon.
The total paid attendance yesterday was
Portland Cement Plant Burned.
Svbacuse, X. Y., June 22. The Dairy ea
Portland Cement company's plant near
Montezuma, Cayuga county, was burned.
The president has appointed B. II. Ridge
ly, of Kentucky, consul at Geneva, Switzer
land, and C. F. MacDonaled, of Massachu
setts, consul' at Hamilton, Canada.
Xinety buildings burned at a cost of
f,000,000 was the result of the fun a little
Frederickton, N. B., boy had with a toy
pistol and some matches.
The Liberal party of Canada is holding a
convention at Ottawa, and proposes to fight
it out on the line of free trade, to be reached
as soon as possible.
Robert K. Thillips and Arthur Mead
were drowned in the Charles river near
Newton, Mass., while canoeing.
Several persons were severely shocked
and the house they occupied was totally
wrecked by a bolt of lightning at Pinck
ney. Mich. One child has a foot shattered,
another loses an eye and is probably fa
Andrew L. Smith, a young farmer of
Pettis county, Mo., has been adjudged in
sane because he has developed an intense
desire to kill his father, claiming that tho
Lord has commanded him to do so.
Merchants of Tonawanda, X. Y., are in
dignant at the presence of troops there,
said troop's lieing called on to protect
workmen from the rage of strikers.
It is reported that five Indians have been
killed in a fight at the Cheyenne agency in
Montana over an Indian policeman who
R. C. Lamoure and Edward Parvis were
drowned by the swamping of the ferry in
Yellowstone river at Iaurel, Mont.
Miss May Custis Lee, General Robert E.
Lee's daughter, who has lieen twice around
the world, is about to start for Cairo on a
Ario Bates, the Boston novelist, has lieen
elected professor of English literature in
the Massachusetts Instituteof Technology.
Bishop Bonacirm, of Lincoln, Xeb., is
undergoing ecclesiastical trial at Omaha
for malfeasance in ollice, tho court being
ordered by Mgr. Satolli ami constituted
with Bishop llennessy, of Dubuque, pre
siding. The proceeding is one never be
fore known in the Roman church in
William Plankinton. of Milwaukee, pur
chased at sheriff's sale for S12.V' the
stock of goods in the ( irand avenue store
of Frank A. L-ipjien A: Co., and while the
grand jury is still investigating the Lap-
pen failure Mr. Iippen remains out of tho j
After many days of sifting of panels a
jury has finally been completed in court at
Waupaca. Wis., to try Samuel Stout,
Charles A. Prior, and Edward Bronsen for
the murder of Henrv C. Mead, the banker,
Oc t. 7. ls-s2.
R. B. Shirley, of Carlinville, Ills., has
been nominated for circuit judge to suc
ceed Judge Phillips, elected to the supreme
lieneh of Illinois.
Joseph Hood, a wealthy citizen of Adams
county, fell out of a cherry tree at his resi
denee in Pavson, Ills., June 20, and was
.Italy proposes to monopolize the irsur
ance business, so as to add $10,OiV,oo0 a
year to her revenues.
Another Assignment Reported.
Cincinnati, June 22. C. Crane & Co.,
the wealthy east end luml.nr dealers, have
made an assignment. The assets are given
a-s $250,000 and the liabilities 150.000. The
cause of assignment is due to a disagree
ment of the partners, bank paper falling
due. and a desire of the firm to wind up
Lett Some Money t-o" I harity.
Chicago, June 22. Joannah S. Thurs
ton, late of thus city, now dead, left an es
tate of $100,000 and out of it she makes a
bequest of $10,000 to the home of destitute
and crippled children. To the "Newsboys'
nnd Boot blacks' association" or tho news
lKiys' home, S-V-'; to the Old Peoples'
home, 83,000, and 5,000 to the Northwest
ern university of Kvanston.
The Iteport Waa Kxagsernted.
Iroxwood, Mich., June 22. The sensa
tional reports regarding the typhoid fever
epidemic iu this vicinity are monstrously
exaggerated. The typhoid cases are de
creasing instead of increasing, and the
mines are employing as uuiny men as ever
instead of being closed down. The deaths
in four weeks since the fever broke out
have numbered only twenty-one.
Seores on the Dlamnnd.
Chicago, June 22. The scores at base
ball made by .League clubs were as follows:
At Boston Brooklyn 5. Boston 7; at Ft.
Iiouis Louisville 5, St. Lwis at Ph'la- j
delphia Washington 11. Philadelphia 10;
at Pittsburg Cleveland 5. Pittsburg 6; at j
Xew York Baltimore ", New York 1: at
Chicago No game. J
The Klks on an Eourslnn.
Detroit, June '22. Visiting Elks with
their wives and daughters to the numlier (
of over 1. 000 went to Mount Clemens on
an excursion. On there arrival their they
participated in a parade in their honor
and were given the freedom of tho city.
They returned to the city early in the
Warner Owes Over 91.0110,000.
RochksTKR, X. Y., June 22. Job E.
Hedges, assignee of II. II. Warner, has
filed his schedule of assets and liabilities.
The statement shows a surprisingly favor
able situation. The total indebtedness is
shown to be $1.04i,:i!.37, of which $053.
027.SO is secured ami $3Ja,341.M unsecured.
The YTise llridesroom.
Fastening old shoes to the trunks of
young people starting on a bridal tour, dec
orating their liaggago with white ribbons,
filling their umbrellas with rice and per
forming other idicTtic acts are stale jokes
that may endure for centuries. A Connect
icut couple Las just gone through an un
usually painful ordeal of this kind. It is
bad enough to endure the torture of the
marriage ceremony without the after at
tack of the friendly enemy. The bride
groom who depends on his friends to settle
the little details of travel runs a deadly
risk. The wise man attends to all the pre
liminary matters, checks his own trunks
and keeps his destination a secret. Xew
MooaUlD Sheep Protected.
AH the mountain aheep in Colorado are
owned by the state and carefully protected.
The penalty of slaying a mountain sheep in
Colorado is 10 years in the penitentiary.
TMa is probably the severest game law on
the statute books of any state, but it is oc
casionally violated. Exchange.
Some hard headed countrymen of Car
lyle say, "Marriage wad tame the sea if a
match could be made for her." "A woman
and S ship always want trimming" is an
other nngallant saying.
According to Mrs. Maud- Howe Elliott,
General Booth and the Salvation Army are
doing work in the slums of London which
never could be done by any other methods.
H H OOO SS8S II KKEK RRRR V Y
H HO OR 8 II K R K Y Y
H II U O 8 II K K K Y Y
-H II O O 8 II K K K Y Y "
HUUH O O KS8S 11 K.K KRRK YY
"H H O O 8 11 K R R Y -
H H O O BUR R R Y
H HO OS 8 II K R R V
H 11 OOO 8SS8 II KEEK U K Y
Anybody wishing to purchase in the above
line will do well to inspect our stock,
KLUG, HASLEB, SCHWENTSER
Dry Goods Company. Davenport, Iowa.
Cut in Half.
We give a'few of the
offer this week:
Japanese toa-pots 12, 11. 17o
White irranito plates, 5in oo
t'in 0-1 c
' Tin O5o
side dishes 0"o
covered suirars 15c
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week. Everything must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
LEND US YOUR FEET
Just long enough to give us a chance to shoe
because ir wens as n other shoe will wear, we want yon to
wear it. It i -bso utety the che j Jt thins in shoe-leather and
there isn't at:y limit to be satisfaction thac it gives. No matter
wbat you pay, . cu gt-t no better when you gef th best it is a
luxury in foo-wear and not ;i ligh pric-d luxury at that. It
isn't tiyin t" ih se ho try it. Try it.
Wrioht & Greciiawalt,
1704 SECOND AVENUE.
DOLLAHS for SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS
Were we to give you silver dollars for 7c
it wouldn't take you long to decide to come
for them, would it ?
VWll we're not exactly doins that; but we're letting
the pr iits go on all trimmed hats and bonnets for
lac ies at d children, and are thus giving y u a dollar
in value for 75c1n money. This sale is going on thi
$.00 Hats cut to $1 50
$2.50 " $1.85
3.00 " $2.25
$4 00 " " 3.00
$5 00 " " 3.25
and all intermediate figures are proportionally re
ducd World's Fair dpoons given away with everv
purcbase of f 3 or more.
114 West Second street Pavenport, Iowa.
Ladies Suits and Jackets nearly Given Away
bargains which we will
White jrranite linkers.. .7. . i;.. i.v
platcrs .;. -ji..
' scollop napp;---7. lf-
1S fjt dish pans
S in pie tins
FAIR AND ART STORE.
Bat it looks as if it wonld be
in it soon, and the sooier your
foot is in one of our tine i('0
shoes. th mrre forunate it
will b?. Because we krow this
shoe, we want you to know it.