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fW , rf r LAST EOiTIOri MONDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, OCTOBER 29, 1900. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. Terrific Explosion in Business District of New York. Tarrant & Cos Wholesale Drug House Blown Up. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN THE BUILDING. One Hundred of the Firm's Employes Were Girls. None Is Believed to Have Escaped From Building Alive. LOSS OF LIFE IS The Shock Is Felt as Far as Wall Street, Blocks Away. Fire Follows, and Elevated Railway Station is Destroyed. The Property Destroyed Includes Nearly an Entire Block. New York, Oct. 19. About half past 12 today lower Kew York was startled by a booming sound which it developed was an explosion in the building oecu ' pied by Tarrant & Co., wholesale drug- k " feists. The fire department Immediately responded to a call had rot reached the pcene when three additional explosions occurred, more violent than the first. A column of debris and smoke and flame was shot upward 300 feet. Per sons in the vicinity say they saw human bodies thrown up In the column of de bris when the explosion occurred. Four explosions occurred in rapid suc cession. The Sixth avenue elevated structure which passes the building is demolished at that point. Windows in the vicinity and for blocks around were demolished by the concussion, and houses across the street were probably damaged. Calls were sent for ambu lances. Five alarms of fire were turned In. At 1 o'clock it was said that there were fully 150 persons in the building at the time of the first explosion and few If any of them had time to escape. A young man who gave his name as Har ry Ross, said that he was standing on the corner when the explosion occurred. He was blown ten feet. When he picked himself up he said he saw bodies flying through the air and landing in the flames. Three fire horses were so cut by flying glass that they will probably have to be shot. One fire engine was almost completely demolished by falling walls. 100 CXRLS IN BUILDING. It was said that 100 of the employes in the building were girls. They were ' " on different floors when the tire broke out and the explosion occurred. It is hard to see how these girls could have escaped. In a restaurant next door to the drug store there were about 200 peo ple eating their luncheon. Of these many were injured and it is reported that a Bcore or more of them lost their lives. Up to 12:45 p. m., eleven injured per sons had been taken to the New York hospital. The police reserves from Old Blip, Church street. Oak street and Eliz abeth street stations were called out. The first explosion occurred at 12:12 p. m.. and took the roof of the building. .The explosions sent debris flying through the air and into the street iwhere dozens of persona were injured. All the ambulances from hospitals eouth of Fifty-ninth street wera finally called to the scene. A lithographing establishment close to Tarrant's place caught fire and the flames spread to the Irving bank and to two buildings across the street. The Warren street station of the Ninth avenue elevated railroad directly in front of the drug establishment was completely demolished and a number of persons who were standing upon it waiting for a train was blown to the etreet and received serious injury. A number of women escaped from the sta tion, however, by waiking along the plank platform at the edge of the track. BUILDING BLOW?! DOWN. Several buildings at the rear of the drug store were blown down. The flames ppread with wonderful rapidity, until the two blocks from Chambers to War ren and from Washington to Greenwich streets were soon on fire. John M. Elliott, of Brooklyn, was sit- - ting on the roof of the seven-story build ing at 66 West Broadway, a block and a half away from the explosion. He says the force of the first explosion was di rectly upwards for a matter of 30 feet. MUqB tiie column of debris spread aud 'J U ILO U UU ESTIMATED AT 209. fell downward. It took the roof off tha building and he could hear the cries and screams of injured people. Three minutes later the third explosion, which he said was the worst of all, came. It Fhook the building where ha was and debris fell about him. Policeman Galvin was in the Immedi ate vicinity of the fire when the first of the series of explosions occurred. He said a number" of firemen were blown to death on the Warren street side of the building. Ha said that he rescued one of them, but that no one living could have rescued the others. 200 LIVES LOST. Policeman Galvin said that in his be lief net less than 200 persons will be found to have lost their lives. This was on account of the suddenness of the explosion, which rendered it impos sible for anybody who was in the build ing at the time to escape. The force of the explosion was heard and felt down to Wall street and heavy plate glass windows were smashed and people thrown to the street a distance of four blocks. The employes of the Irving National bank, wbos? building stand3 directly across the street from Tart-ant's place, were busily engaged at their desks at the time of the explosion. The first of the explosions came and not a clerk or orficial of the bank but who was thrown to the floor by the force of the concus sion. Thinking that the building was about to fall several of the officials ran for the cash and had it taken out of the build ing and to a place cf safety. The clerks and other employes then made their way to the sidewalk and ran. for places of safety. Every available physician and ambu lance surgeon w ho could be reached was called into service, and the various stores which were not damaged by the explosions were turned into temporary hospitals for the care of the wounded. ELEVATED BURNS. It was only an instant after the nrsrt of the explosions occurred when the ele vated structure caught fire. Fortun ately there was no train In the immediate vicinity at the moment. The structure was in a blaze for a distance of half a block in less time than it takes to tell it. Superintendent Skitt, of the Manhat tan railway company, hearing of the trouble, hurried to the scene in person and with a gang of employes directed them in an effort to save as much of the structure as possible. The damage was so great to the roadway that traffic can not be resumed for some time to come. John Weigand, who keeps a store at 4i Park Place, three blocks from the scene of the explosions and fire, said that his windows were not only blown in, but that he was lifted clear from the ground by the force of the concussion. The crowds which gathered about the scene were so great that the police were for a time powerless to keep them in order. Several lines were established but the people appeared to be so beside themselves that they broke through and swamped the police. All the available reserves from neighboring station houses were called out and even then, the crowds appeared for a time to get the better of them. Reserves ambulances were blocked by the immense crowds which gathered by the thousands. The building as it fell came out and the elevated station was completely de molished and hidden from view by de bris. Much of the elevated structure was carried away. SOME ESCAPED. Joseph Beck, an employe of Tarrant & Co., was seen after the explosion. His head was swathed in bandages and his right arm hung limp. He said that there were about 200 girls in the building. Many of them escaped on the fire es capes. There were at least To, he said, that could not possibly have gotten away. The girls were all eating their lunch at the time the fire started, he said. He said Tarrant & Co., carried a large stock. There was also a quantity of al cohol and other explosive liquids stored in the building. The building was also used as a storage warehouse by R. W. Pha!r & Co., who manufacture a patent medicine, as well as W. J. Breitenbach & Co., also manufacturers of medicines. J. Dennison, the cashier of the Irving 1R Jiiil to i Mil bank, -was bruised and cut, H. C. Mack- jo -squiooo -s pub eSuejo sBg; jo 'uji Brooklyn were also injured. The employes in the elevated railroad station got out before the explosion, oc curred. At 12:50 p. m., two explosions; occurred in the building occupied by J. H. Mohleman & Co., grocers, in Green wich street. The entire block on Wash ington street, from numbers 253 to 263 was burning at 1:15 o'clock. Soon after the fire seemed to be giving way to the efforts of the firemen and the lower half of the block below Warren street seemed in a fair -way to be saved from destruc tion. At that time it was not possible to tell if any of the firemen were miss There was report that Assistant Chief Kruger and 15 men of No. 10 truck were missing. The firemen were so busy and the confusion was truch that nothing certain could be learned. SPATTERED WITH BLOOD. The streets for several blocks were strewn with broken glass and ' other" debris and blood v.-as spattered in every direction, showing that there must have been many persons in the vicinity at the time who, were injured by failing glass. From an unofficial source it was said, that the fire etarted on the third floor of the buiidiiig, which was a four-story structure. Immediately a column of white smoke, shot up through the roof. This column of smoke was followed by an explosion which shook the entire building, lifting the roof completely off and tearing away part of the front wall. Nobody up to this time has been found who saw any of the employes leave the building. The force of the explosions shook the very foundations of the build ings in the vicinity, and was felt clear down to Wall street, where it was thought that another earthquake had occurred. The first alarm of fire was carried into an engine house close to the building where it started. Fire Captain Devanny, who was in command, and his men hur ried out and coupled their hose to the hydrant under the elevated structure and alongside the building which was on fire. The minute he saw what sort of a fire it was he turned in a second alarm. Then came the explosion. The firemen saw the building coming down, and fled for their lives. Four were injured. The engineer, Kockberry, was seriously hurt. So was Captain Devanny. Both were taken to a hospital. Firemen Brown and Dillon were also injured. The en gine had to be abandoned. Captain De vanny's successors sent in a third alarm and then a fourth and. a general call for ambulances. The engines were then ordered from half a dozen or more sta tions. A girl employed near the Tarrant building declared that the girls were at their luncheons on one of the upper floors. She knew they could not have escaped. DESCRIBED BY EYE WITNESS. The Rev. Martin Luther, of the Wil son memorial chapel, who was within a block of the scene of the accident when the explosion 'occurred, had a re markable escape. He was on his way from the Franklin street ferry to attend the noon meeting at the John Street Methodist church. He was suffering from a wound in the head as a result of trying to hold a horse which had been knocked down by a truck.. He was kicked in the head. "My experience," he said, "was one which I will never for get. I came up Franklin street from the ferry and turned down Washington street to Warren. I had just turned the corner into Warren street when the first explosion occurred. When the sec ond and terrific crash came I was in the middle of the block between Green wich and Washington streets, on the south side of the street. ' "Just before the great explosion I had been directly opposite the burning build ing looking at the fire and the people escaping down the fire ladders. Had I remained in that position a few mo ments longer I w ould have been killed. I consider my escape an act of Provi dence. "When I first arrived on the scene there was a dense black smoke pouring out of the windows of the burning building. As I looked men and women were be ing assisted out by the firemen and were coming down the ladders. There was a noise from the interior of the structure and a white smoke began to pour out. Just before that I left the front of the building and went down that block. Everyone on the escapes seemed to have been rescued and so far as I could se there was no one on the escapes when the explosion occurred. "As I looked one man appeared at one of the tipper windows. His face expressed bclh agony and fear. The smoke almost shut him out from the view of those in the street. THE BIG EXPLOSION. "'Go up to the roof. For God'3 saka go up.' the crowd shouted. "The man left the window. A few mo ments later the big explosion occurred and I believe he perished. It seemed to me that the whole building was carried up into the air only to break into a thou sand pieces to come down on the pave ment and houses, bringing death and destruction. There was a slight sound before the explosion and then with a flash and noise that shook the ground the building went up. "I was standing near a building and as there was a break in the crowd I darted through and got just inside the shelter of the doors when tha glass in the win dows of the building crashed in and the glass fell all about me. "The crowd stampeded down the street. Women and men fell over one another and to add to the excitement of the scene, the truck horses stamped ed. There was a great number of trucks in the vicinity and as it was the noon hour, many of the horses had their feed bags over their heads. At Greenwich street they blocked the street. Those that had fallen were kicked and run down by the others trying to get past. I tried to get to one of the horses which was not injured but which had fallen. I ; made an effort to get him on his feet, but was kicked in the head." LIST OF CASUALTIES. It is learned that Teller Dunlap of the Irving bank was not killed. He was however, seriously cut about the face and head. Edward Bradley and his wife, em ployed by J. Carroll, printer, 49 Murray street, were on their way to lunch when the explosion occurred. They were in the doorway of the building. His wife was a few feet back of him. He heard her shriek for help and looked around but the place where she had been was covered with debris. He is certain she was killed. The folloxving injured per sons have been attended at the Hudson street hospital: Peter Wilson, porter in building, cut about head and face. Fireman Mason, cut about face, hands and arms. Henrietta Gorman (was in Tarrant building), cut about head and face and Internal injuries, may die. , Antonio Massa, legs crushed. James Donnison, cashier of the Irving National bank, cut about face, injured in the back. E. L Acker-man, messenger at Irving National bank, cut about face and hands. Michael Schneidfer (in Tarrant build ing), cut about face and hands. Cornelius Donavan, arm cut and crushed; was in building. Frank Case, face, hands and arms cut. Joseph Brunner, (in building), injured face, hands and head; will die. Otto Kindler, cut by flying glass. Wrm. T. Tennison, Irving National bank, cut by falling glass. Henry Parkey, cut about head, face and body. Wm. A. Corbett, hurt in Irving bank by falling glass. Policeman M. R. Kelly, burned about hands, feet and legs while rescuing peo ple at 280 Greenwich street. Joseph Maskey, burned about hands and face. Daniel Carmody, legs crushed. Joseph Ferrin, cut on hands and head. John L. Allen.Jr., cut about head.arms and body. Mortimer Jones, burned about head and face. Madolina Hannan, cut about face and hands. , Frank Lang, burned about arms and body. Joseph) Dufrln, cut about head. Frank Schuman, cut about the head. Joseph Miller, cut about the head. Andrew Sico, burned about arms and body. Lena Douglas, burned about face and hands. i - Moses Abraham, cut on head. Frank Brown, cut on head. Joseph Mulkern, cut about arms. Joseph Daken, a waiter in the Home made hotel, 2S4 Greenwich street, badly burned and cut about the "face, arms, hands and entire body; condition critical. Mrs. Bishop and two daughters, wife and children of a hotel proprietor, are missing. It is believed they w'ere killed. At 3:15 the. fire was still burning, but at that time it was believed to be under control. TOLD IN DETAIL. The Property Destroyed Included Nearly an Entire Block. New York, Oct. 29. One of the most destructive explosions in the history of this city occurred a little after noon to day, in the building occupied by Tar rant & Co., wholesale druggists a.t Greenwich and Warren streets. Tha force of the explosion wrecked adjoining buildings and the Irving bank across tfce street. The station of the Ninth Avenue Elevated Railway company at Warren street was badly damaged and the road was blocked so that it will be impossible to resume traffic for some hours. The police report that a number of people lost their lives in the explosion but up to 3 o'clock no dead bodies Yiad been recov ered from the ruined buildings and it was impossible at that time to make anything like an accurate estimate of the number of lives lost. A great many injured were taken to the nearest hos pitals. The building was on fire about five minutes before the first explosion occurred and there were a number of firemen near it when the walls blew out and it is feared, some of these were kill ed. The reports as to the occupants of the building including about 125 working gins are connicting Dut it is believed that the greater number of them escap ed. The property destroyed Included near ly an entire block. T. M. Coghlan, employed by the firm of W. O. Sexton & Co., said he saw two men and a woman on the top floor of tha Tarrant building just after the fire broke out. They were frantically appeal ing for help. They were at the window when the building collapsed and fell back into the ruins. There is no doubt of their fate. At 3 o'clock rumors concerning the loss of life were many and various but none of them could be verified. At that time it was reported that Lena Spritt, one of Tarrant's employes was killed in the street by falling brick.and that Pay ing Teller Dunlap of the Irving bank, had been killed in the street by falling debris. Neither report could be confirm ed. E. Franka, who is a bookkeeper for M. J. Breitenbach & Co., who were in the Tarrant building, said that Thomas F. Main, president of Tarrant & Co., and secretary of the New York College of Pharmacy, and Mr. Allen, a mem ber of the firm, were in the building, but escaped with slight injuries. He says that the majority of Tarrant & Co.'s employes also managed to get away. Wm. T. Temple, 58 years of age, a but ter broker, was crossing the street at West Broadway and Chambers street, when he was run into by a runaway team of fire truck horses. He was knocked down and received serious in juries. When Captain McCluskey, chief of the detective bureau, reached the scene of the disaster, he was asked by officials of the Irving bank to have his men watch the bank. They told him that their teller had seized the funds of the bank and thrown them into the vault, but that the vault was unlocked. As soon as it was safe Captain McCluskey put men on guard and they found the vaults open and that the clerks and tel lers in their excitement had not put the funds in the vault. There was money scattered about everywhere. The funds were hastily gathered and thrown into the vault, which was then locked se curely. YATES IS SICK. Republican Candidate For Governor of Illinois Cancels Dates. Chicago, Oct. 29. Judge Richard Yates, Republican candidate for gov ernor of Illinois, was taken ill last even ing in this city. The physician who was called to attend Mr. Yates said it would be impossible for his patient to attend any meeting today, but with care he might be able to appear at the Ham ilton club meeting in the Auditorium, where he is billed to speak tonight. "The illness of Judge Yates is not se rious," said the doctor. "He simply has a bad cold. If he is careful of himself for a few days and will take the rest that is absolutely necessary he will be able to continue his canvass." American Ship Long Overdue. San Francisco, Oct. 29. No news con cerning the American ship Wachusetts was brought by the steamer Gaelic from Honolulu, and in consequence the hope of the ship ever reaching her destination is even less than before. The Wachu setts is now out 168 days from New castle, N. S. W., for Kahului, and 90 per cent, reinsurance is offered upon her. After Many Months. Youngstown, O., Oct. 29. The Ameri can Iron and Tube company, the local plant of the National Tube company re sumed operations in full today after a shut dowa&i m2.ny months. The works employ 400 hands. JEED $20,000,000 Estimates For Hi vers and Har bors Made Up. List of Places to Be Improved and the Cost. DEFENSE OF COASTS. Expense Will Be Augmented by New Possessions. Porto Bico Alone Will Require $1,800,000. Washington, Oct. 29. The important subject of coast defense is the one con sidered in the annual report of J. M. Wilson, chief of engineers. Generally speaking, he reports most gratifying progress in the effleeution of the various projects during the last fiscal year. Be cause the report included the fiscal year only, the subject of the destruction of the Galveston defenses by the Septem ber hurricane is left for treatment in a subsequent report. . Some of the points of interest treated by General Wilson are as follows: The torpedo system has been under careful study by expert officers in the light of the experience gained during the Spanish-American war, but so far only minor changes have been proposed. Up to the present thirty localities have been se lected for defense on the coast. No for mal projects were added to the list dur ing the past year, but preliminary pro jects have been framed for the defense of the entrance to Chesapeake bay, and the defense of several other localities is under consideration. Attention has been given to the subject of coast de fenses for Porto Rico and the Hawaiian islands, and in view of the importance of these island possessions, General Wil son says active measures for their de fense is deferred no longer. A detailed project for the defense of the harbor of San Juan, Porto Rico, in volves an estimated expenditure of $1. 800,000. Preliminary projects for Pearl harbor and Honolulu are also already available and ready for execution as soon as congress shall appropriate the funds. The great changes in the char acter of guns and armor and ships eince the Endieott board framed the coast defense plans now under execution have involved corresponding changes in those plans. The tendency toward reduction in the calibre of guns together with the adoption of a successful type of disap pearing gun carriage for 12-inch guns, has rendered unnecessary the armor for forts originally planned, and now in use in Europe. There has been a reduction also in the number of mortars and a considerable strengthening of the bat teries of secondary guns owing to the development of the rapid-fire type, al most unknown at the time the Endi eott board made its plans. These changes have resulted in marked econ omies, without sacrifice of the strength of the defenses and they will be con tinued. The war with Spain had the effect of hastening the work on the coast defenses and now ten years after the work be gan in earnest the chief engineer is able to report that 50 per cent, of the work is complete. Twenty-five of the prin cipal harbors of the United States now have a sufficient number of heavy guns and mortars in place to offer an effect ive defense against naval attack. Ex isting projects contemplate the mount ing of about 4S0 guns for seacoast de fense, of S50 rapid-fire guns and aDnut 900 mortars, at an approximate total cost of $5000,000. Vp to the present time provision has been made for the emplacement of 309 heavy guns, 368 rapid fire guns and 372 mortars. The arma ment placed during the war in tempo rary emplacements will be transferred in time to permanent works, but the tem porary works will be held in reserve for an emergency. Attention is invited to the urgent need for an increase of the artillery arm of the service, which is now too small to take care of the costly and complex de fense works. During the past year negotiations have been in progress for the acquisition of fortification sites in Boston harbor (two sites), ? arragansett Bay (two sites). New York harbor (extension of Fort Wadsworth), Port Royal, S. C, San Francisco, and Rich Passage, Puget Sound, but the proceedings are slow, owing to legal difficulties. The moat Important sites are those at Boston and one in New York harbor, rendered nec essary by the construction of the pro posed deep water entrance. The report j gives a concise statement of the work United States Senator Sewall, of New Jersey, Says the Paramount Issue Is to Preserve Present Conditions. '' " -- " - JS, - -: vV'..- . - ' ' ' " v-,.. :: ' "'"-'- .:.'.-'. -::--"':-- ;v " :- y ' -. - y. : f ,- '- - :' :- ' ! -., i' ; " '- .: f - ' " f ; .if : '"L"- '-iv; - '' -J ' : - i ' , : (. -'. United States Senator William J. Sewell of New Jersey announces himself unqualifiedly in favor of McKinley's re-election. He declares our prosperity de pendent upon the tariff, monometallism, expansion and commercial combina tions, and characterizes the Democratic objections to those bulwarks of Repub licanism as so many bugabocs. Senator Sewell openly accuses Col. Bryan of re sponsibility for our losses in the Philip Mms. accomplished at each defensive point during the past yes.r. General Wilson ir.akes an earnest plea for the reinforcement of the engineer corps, which has been overtaxed by the additional .work required on account of the addition of new territory. The second section of the report treats of the river and harbor improvements of the country, for which estimates for the fiscal year ending 1902, aggregating $20, 000. OiiO, are submitted, to which are added J200.000 for surveys and contingen cies, J3.890.000 for the Mississippi river commission, $1,040,000 under the Mis souri river commission, $15,000 under the California debris commission, and $72, SOO to prevent deposits in New York harbor. - The expenditures for the year ending 1900 were $18,485,298. which does not include $125,000 paid the Eads es tate for maintaining the Jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi and $61,000 for surveys and an examination for a canal from the great lakes to the Atlantic. The report is a review of all the work done during the fiscal years and refers especially to a number of important subjects, especially the Chicago drain age canal. Pearl harbor and the pro posed memorial bridge connecting Washington and Arlington. Of the Chi cago drainage project the report says that all the interests affected can not be satisfied, and the report must be re ferred to congress for ultimate settle ment. As to the lowering of the water lever 'of the lakes. General Wilson saya that investigations made under the di rection of the deep waterway commis sion and by others may furnish data upon which further consideration of tha question may be based. Among the estimates above $23, (KO for the river and harbor works next year are the following: Bayous Planuemlne. Grand River and Pigeon Bavous, La $ 210.000 Mouth and passes of Calcasiue river. La 33. 0V) Harbor of Snbine Pass. Texas.... 35'..i'l Galveston harb.r, Tfxaa tO.iOO Galveston ship canal and Buffalo bavou, Texas 3"0.il Month of Brazos river. Texas 12J.W0 Br.iz s riv r, between Vclasco and Richmond .1 Arkansas Puss, Texas 25".''t Red River. La.. Ark., and I. T 135,lM Ouachita and Ulack rivers, Arkan sas and Ijuisi ma 40, 0 0 Yazoo river. Mississippi 60,(XO Moti'h of Yazoo and Vicksburg harbor. Miss. . . 610,000 Moving obstructions, Arkansas river So.OOO Improving Arkansas river SVo Upper W hite river. Arkansas 1O0.0OJ Mississippi liver between Ohio and Missouri rivers 750,000 Mississippi river between Missouri river and St. Paul. Minn 750,(00 Reservoirs headwater of Missis sippi liver 222,500 Missouri river, between Stnhbs Ferry. Mont., and Sioux City, la. &,J0 Cumberland river. Tennessee, and Kentucky below Na.shvilie f,-tf n o Oninbt rland river above Nashville fcOj.OJO Tenness.ee river above Chatta nooga rn.0'0 Tennessee river below ChatTanoi ga. 6"Vfif) Kentucky river. Kentucky JSOjO) Chicago harbor, Illinois loo.mO Chicago river. Iiilpois 75 Oh Calumet harbor. Illinois SO 0 ry Calumet river, Illinois and Indiana. 6".0 n Illinois ilv r, lliin. is Su.tV) Illinois and Mississippi canals, Illi nois 1.000 fOO San Hifgo habnr, California Zi.0 isan j-'efiro naroor, aiiLornia no.stou San t.uls Obispo harbor, California 75 ''") Coquille river, Ort gon f.r,.(0 Siuslaw river, Oregon 35 0OJ Canal at Cascades, Columbia riv er. Oregon 0,000 Willamette river,, above Portland, Oreeon 30,000 Columbia river and lower Will amette, below Portland. Ore 325,000 Mouth tr the Columbia river, Ore gon and Washington Rno.noo Grays harbor, Washington 2 5 (I ) Puget Bound and tributary waters 25, 0) Olympia ahrbor 25.0u0 Waterway connecting Pupet S und with Lakes Union and Washing ton 325.000 Snohomish Slough, Washington .. aft . 00 Kverett harbor iO.ooO The estimates under the Mississippi river commission are $3,V.H).0o0 and include the following: Harbor at New Orleans SO'l.ooo Red and Atanhafalaya rivers &0.uuO Natchez harbor ajid Yidalia har- b'jr 350.001 Memphis harbor 20u,UuO Missouri river commission from Sioux City to the mouth of the Missouri '. 3,000.000 Under the head of miscellaneous one of the items is for the sum of $2,661,000 for the Knglish system and $,,1l,3.'!7 for the American system of filtration of the water supply of the national capital. Another item is $:iKO.Ooo for Improve ments in the Yellowstone National park. KILLED BY THE WIM). A Cyclone Near Wichita Ends a Life and Does Other Damage. Wichita, Kan., Oct. 29. At 10'elock last night a cyclone struck some farm buildings in Gypsum township, ten miles from W ichita. John S. Moore, a farmer, was killed and his brother seriously in jured. Weather Indications. Chicago, Oct. 29 Forecast for Kansas: Threatening tonight and Tuesday, with possibly showers east portion; variable winds. BACK ATV0PiI(. A Majority of Colleries la llazleton District llesume Operations With Full Force of Men. OTIIERS STILL CLOSED Some Companies Hare Not Yet Posted Notices. In Other Cases Complete Under standing Not Keachcd. Hazleton, Pa., Oct. 2S. Opcrationa were resumed this morning at a ma jority of the collieries In the Ilazlctoa district, and they wi!l be continued In full blast for th? next two month.. The strike is still on at the mines of the LehiKh and Wilkeslmrre Coal com pany, located at Audonreid. Honey brook and tire-n mountain. One of tha ofiicials of the company paid this morn ing that the company had lnf"rineil the men that it would abolish the slid ing scale and aree to pay the 10 pfr cent, increase until April 1, mid thejr did not know why they refused to re port. The mine workers claim thut they; want a written guarantee in thla re- SlMt. The Oneida and rorinRer collieries .f Cox Pros. & Co. are also id It Ikthuwi of some misunderstanding on account of the notices posted by the company. All hands will probably lie ut work to morrow. The only othfr colliery thut did not resume In the one et M ilnesvll l where no dmundn have n grant i at ail. I'.efore the strike b.-un thin company threatened to abandon thm mine, and it scms th threat will li'i carried out. Alx-ut p'fl strikers loun.l themselves out f work at the l-atpip-r colliery cf C. Purd- e K- Co. Twenty five of these men, the Hrm claims, k 't thir settlement in full when tin y unit and were no longer cons!irod mp!ov so their places were tilled by itlnt this- morning. The other "." were sent home because of the n handonlng of this Buck Mountain vein by the ill -in. whu say that operation of thin part -f 1 h workings will be unprofitable 011 account of the 10 per cent, increase. Th" u men employed at Tyler At McTurk'n Stockton WHchery refused to work be cause they allege they w rr ofYered cviily a 5 per cent. Inciease in wage, instead of 10, which they expected. A. Pardee & Co. having filled tti placen of six "lokle" runner, the minor refused to go ba k to work ut "i an horrv until their runners wpn reinstated, and in consequence the colliery Ik Mle. len eral Superintendent Pardee loeoivrl 11 committee of the men and has lt) mat ter of reinstatement under consnn 1 :i tion. KICKERS DISAPPOINTED. Republican County Central Com mittee Dodges tho Crowd. The threatened row In the Kcptibliran county central committee ftait averted Saturday afternoon by the members of the committee who quietly retired to 11 secluded room near the roof of the nil court house, giving the nowd ut ll pub licans who were looking for a tiianie t J get after Mr. Ijurimcr, the "slip." There were ft'mient tntitteiincs "f discontent amung some of the old sol diers who w t re preseht waiting the ar rival cf the committee in the old court room. Put the committee never came. The members by one, twos and thiee went quietly up to the room w hielj wa constructed from the jld gallery In tha court house and there held the meeting. In the meantime the men wh' wif looking around in the hope (,f nniilnc a ti opportunity to rnak" an f fl'uit to sustain A. K. Itodyers and humiliate ('hair-man Larimer paced nervously up Hnd do ri the stairs from the first to the serontl floor looking for the committee meet ing. Hut the committee escaped discovery. The meeting was hurried through un I an adjournment was effected within a few moments after the meeting T, called to order. When the committee adjourned tail left the room on tho third floor of 1 tie building it was necessary to pas throuch the hall from w hh li rntiancet the old court room is gained. There tl.e men who were waiting for hostilities t open were sitting. When Ihev saw th memtters of the committee tiling dim 1 stairs, the "knockers" realized that their opportunity ha 1 been stoh n mol that the prt sent head of the count y commit tee will receive no disciplining until af ter the election at w hieh time t he friend 4 of Mr. Rodgeis announce that Mr. Iaii mer will be brought to lime. When the county committee m t Sat urday afternoon Chairman larim r pre sided as usual. ieor);e v. Crape made a brief statement In whleh he (ailed at tention to the charges which bad be. n made. Jn his remarks Mr. Ciane h's. suggested that if the members of t committee desired further littht on thi ubject it might be weil to have a Ktale ment concerning them. No one asked for additional informa tion, whereupon Mr. Crane Ktiir;.l that an adjournment was advisable. Mr. Crane and Matt sWctghtman divided t hi responsibility of the motion to adjourn, which was carried without a disheriting vote. Then the mrmiers of the ejiimh tee left their lair and tiled quutly tlovt 11 the stairs Into the street. This meeting was an executive -s-slun of the committee, during which, the county headquarters were w-curtiy locked. The only new feature In ronneetiori with the Ijirlmer-KodK-rH com ro rvv assured for the future the anriotiret ment by one of Mr. Koiiirors mixt Inti mate f! lends to a Jatate Journal reporter this afternoon, in vol'. is us follows: "There will be ro furl her il 1st 111 banee over the quarrel between the two ineit until after the election. Mr. Ilmlcu will not make a move now , fearing int an additional omarrel rmtht injure ih- party vote in Shawnee t;oun!v. How ever. Bfter electron Mr. KoOKers wiil brine Mr. I.p.vbner t time." "Will there be a suit for lihei faitit Larimer, or what steps will be taken.'' queried the reporter. - "We will not now state what Is pro posed to be done, but I w ill add that th matter will he thoroughly mred. 'I'll. r is no truth in Larimer chatir-s. an t we will prove what we eny to the en tire satisfaction of evrrybwiv." "What will Larimer fee doing? He claims he can prove the rhaiges," Rug gested the reporter. "Well, he can't. There' no truth in thern. and we will show him up befor w pet threurh with this matttx."