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VOk XXXIV.-NO. 54. Hd e n MONTANA, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 8, 1893
VOL. XXXIV.-NO. 54. HELRNA, MONTANA. SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 8, 1893. PRICE FIVE CENTS
I¶LEIN
TO-DAY the new giant Cu
narder, Campania, sails. from
Liverpool for New York.
This latest addition to the
Atlantic fleet is one of the largest
of her class, and great things are
expected of the new vessel. The
ship is capable of carryingseveral
thousand passengers, and is thus
a floating City like the New York.
The Lucania, the other new Cu
narder, ,vill leave Liverpool,
May 20tl.
BOYS
Engage a large share of con
sideration from their parents
and properly so. It adds the
feeling of self-pride, becom
ing to every child, to clothe
him in garments which are
inconspicuous by virtue of their
style and quahlity.
OUTFITS
Which realize fully the re
quirements of the young gen
tlemen are displayed by us in
a department devoted ex
clusively to their wants.
We court inspection of our
wares this season as we
always have done successfully.
&ANS &
n LEIN
BLEACHING ON THE PLAIN
Bones Only Were Found by the
Party Searching for Harry
L Thornton.
Murdered by Treacherous Mexi
cans With Whom He Started
Out to TraveL
His Pockets Rifled and His Body Left to
Be Devoured by Hungry Coy
otes-The Discovery.
SAN FnANozsco, April 7.-Crlttenden
Thornton, who went down into Arizona
some weeks to search for his brother, Harry
1. Thornton, who was last seen alive on
the 17th of November last, came home
Wednesday morning.
He found his brother-what the coyotes
had left of his dead body-lying by the side
of a mountain trail, with a bullet hole
through the empty skull. The pockets of
the dead man had been rifled of their con
tents of value, and the men who found
the remains picked up the las letters that
the dead man had received from his father
and mother. The identification was per
fect.
The point where the remains of young
Thornton were found on the trail leading
to Hooker Hot springs is about six miles
from the San Pedro river and fifty miles
from Fort Grant, from which pbiat Critten
den Thornton on Sunday evening tele
graphed the melancholy news of the finding
of the body of his murdered brother to his
father. Ex-Justice J. 1I. Thornton, of the
supreme court.
For weeks and weeks the family of the
dead man have been in a state of agoniz
ing nuspense concerning the fate of the
young lawyer and stookman. Ever since
his disappearance first became generally
known the reports that Judge Thornton
had received from Arizona had been of the
most conflicting character. It was along
between the 10th and 15th that Judge
Thornton first became suspioious that
something had happened to his son. He
had written several letters to his boy in
Arizona, and in one he had inclosed a deed
to seme property in Alameda which young
Thornton wanted to sign and return to his
father.
No answer came, though Harry Thornton
was a prompt man in all his business af
fairs. To all the other letters written by
the father and mother no answer came from
their boy after Nov. 7 of last year. This
was the last direct missive they ever re
ceived.
Judgoe Thornton,. after raiting some time
for an answer to the letters, wrote to two
business men in Wilcox, A. T., with whom
his son had business relatlonS, and from
them came totally different opinions as to
the fate of the young stookman. One wrote
that in his opinion Harry would come out
all right. It was a cheerful letter and the
writer told why he thought that Thornton
would be found alive and well.
The opinion expressed by the other man
was confirmed by the short express dispatoh
that came over the wire Bunday night, tell
ing of the finding of young Thornton's
dead body.
Then some weeks ago when no definite
tldinge could be received of the missing
man, though searching parties had been
out over the country where Thornton had
been last seen alive, a brother of the dead
man, COrittenden Thornton, went to Arizona
for the purose of making a more thorough
search than had yet been make.
It was on the 17th of last November that
young Thornton. with some Mexicans, left
tirhe ranch of his friend Nick Meyer to go
to Hooker Hot Springs. The distanoe was
not great, and he started on foot and un
armed. Evidently it was his intention to
return to Meyer's ranch in a short time, for
when he started out on his walk to the
springs be left his gnu, some personal ef
fects end a saddle shere. He could have
gone but a few miles from the ranch of his
friend before he was shot to death.
The trail is a most lonely and untraveled
one, and as far as known but a single
Luman being has passed over it slnce the
day that young Thornton was shot down
until the little party searching for the miss
ing stockman rode over it,
That one man wean Mexican. The fron
tiersmen all thought that he was crazy. He
had acted so for years that no one ever paid
the slightest attention to him.
One day about two months ago this Mexi
can rode into a settlement not many miles
from where the body of Thornton was
found last Friday. He was more than
usually excited, and when he told of how
he had seen the dead body of a man lying
by the side of the trail no one thought
enough of his story to go out and recover
the body. The same Mexican had told be
fore of how he had seen dead men lying
along the trail, and searching parties had
ridden many miles and faced many dangers
only to learn that the Mexican's stories of
dead men were but the strange fancies of
an unsound mind. So they paid no atten
tion to him, though this time he had seen
a dead man by the trail side.
'Ihis was over two months ago, end it was
not until Crittenden Thornton began the
search for his brother that the story told
by the cr.zy Mexican was recalled by some
one who had first heard it.
Then the searching party rode over the
lonely trail and found all that was left of
the murdered stockman. They found a
skull with a bullet hole under the ear, com
ing out somewhat higher on the opposite
side, the dry skin and a few hairs still
clinging, and the neook bones and-nothing
else.
Coyotes, in the months intervening be
tween the day he was shot to death and the
filding of the remains, had car;ed the
body away. leaving only the empty skull
and evidences that a robbery and murder
had been committed.
When Thornton started from the Meyer
ranob he had about $:00 in his pockets.
'1 hii the Mexicans with him knew, and the
theory now is that when four or five miles
from the ranch one of the Mexicans, who
was walking behind Thornton, placed a six
shooter behind his right ear and fired abul
let through the young stockman's brain.
The pockets of the dead man were then
rifled, the body left by the side of the trail
for the coyotes and the murderers made
good their escare. Nothing has been seen
of the Mexicans since.
A MURDEROUS COUNTERFEITER.
Makes Confesslon of oth Crimes, Haw
Ing Been Captured.
BAcaMxurNT, Cal.., April 7.-A young man
named Martin has been arrested in Siaki
you county for the murder of Louis Tod
bouter, a young man who was killed March
28, while attempting to arrest two counter
feiters. Martin, who is only 18 years old,
made a complete confession. He belonged
to a ganng of counterfeiters who had head
quarters on a small island in the Saora
meato river. He and oneot the gang, John
Moore, were going down the river in a
boat with a let of counterfeit money, when
young Todhunter and his father tried to
arrest them. Moore shot and killed young
'Jodbhunter. and the ounterfeiters escaped
them. A man named Acker is also under
arrest at Willows on suspicion of being one
of the gang, Moots is in southern Cal.
ifornia and will be arrested there.
THE Ml'CAItTyS
Omeers Thought They lead Them Cooped,
but Were Mtistaken.
BAKER CITY, Ore., April 17.-Omfsers who
have been watching the house of William
McCarty, at Haines, under the impression
that William and Tom McCarty, supposed
bank robbers who eluded them a few days
ago, were secreted therein, searched the
house to-day and to their chagrin found no
trace of the McCartys. It is believed now
that the MoCartys never returned to the
house, but secreted themselros in the moun
tains in the vicinity, where they are now
awaiting a favorable opportunity to get out
of the country. The reported capture of
Kid McCarty at Boise, Idaho, proves un
true. It. E. K. McCarty, who is now under
arrest for assisting Tom and William Mo
Carty to escape, killed a man with a cork.
screw In a variet theater in this city two
years ago.
A Dismembered Body FPound.
Cnrcaoo, April 7.--This afternoon the
dismembered body of a woman was found
in the sand on the shore of Lake Michigan
at Hollingwood avenue. Both legs were
severed and the head and arms torn away.
The body was node and there is not the
slightest clue to the woman's identity. The
body evidently had been several months in
the sand.
BILLOWS OF FLAME.
Sweep Over Several Counties In Nebraska
-Thle Fire Record.
OMAnA, Neb., April .7.-The gale which
swept over Nebraska to-day bore before it
great billows of flames which swept from
thousands of fertile acres every vestige of
vegetation. It is too soon to get at an idea
of how mushthe exact damage is, for the
places most affected are remote from
telegraph lines, and in those that
have means of communication the
populace is bqsy fighting fire. It
is known, though, that much grain and
hay, together with many bridges, were
licked up. Whether any lives were lost is
not reported. Banner, Keith, Dawson,
Blaluo and adjoining counties were com
pletely devastated by the flames.
Word was brough to Harrisburg to-night
by the driver of a stage that the town of
Ashmore was directly in the path of the
fire and the entire population of the village
was engaged in a battle to save their homes.
The stage driver reported having seen sev
eral dwellings in flames and settlers fleeing
for their lives.
Meager details received here to-night
from Ogallala, Harrisburg, Dunning, In
verton, Kearney, Grand Island, Lexington
and Hastings give accounts of great losses
to property. The Burlington bridge at
Dunning and another at Hastings were de
stroyed. At Kearney the fire destroyed a
brewery located at the edge of town. At
Dunning an old lady named Bartlett was
burned so badly she may die. The gale
subsided by nightfall, but the fires had
soarcely abated, anu in threatened sections
the inhabitants spent long hours in com
batting fires.
InosTow, Ohio, April 7.-The Yellow
Poplar Lumber company's plant burned
this afternoon. A trestle of the Norfolk &
Western railroad was also destroyed and
the passage of all trains stopped. Thirty
dwellings were burned, catching from
sparks from the burning mill. Twenty.
two families lost their household goods.
Mrs. Brush, an invalid, who was confined
to her bed, was burned to death, although
efforts were made to save her. The Norfolk
& Western road lost seventeen cars. The
foreman at the mill places the loss on
property at $400,000. The loss on dwellings
will reach $70,000. Two hundred and
fifty persons are thrown out of employ
ment.
OwENsnono, Ky., April 7.-Fire this after
noon destroped the large warehouse of the
Glenmore Distilling company here. The
building contained 18,987 barrels of whisky,
of which there were but 400 barrels on
which the tax was paid. The entire loss to
night is estimated at $350,000. This does
not include the lass of three cottages which
were also destroyed. The loss is fully
covered by insurance.
Sioux FALLS, S. D., April 7.-The city
this afternoon narrowly escaped the most
disastrous Are. While a gale was blowing
the prairie caught fire and the blaze swept
rapidly toward the outskirts of the town,
burning several small buildings and a con
siderable amount of grain. The flames
were subdued after burning one house in
the city and scorching others.
YANITON, 8. D., April 7.-Sparks from a
locomotive set fire to the grass a few miles
north of Yankton yesterday. The fire wiped
out Dile's and McGregor's farsm, destroying
property worth $10.000. Other losses sus
tainued aggregate $25,000.
PoMRnoY. O., April 7.-Clifton, a village
just below here on the West Virginia side,
was almost completely wiped out by fire
to-day. Twenty-five houses, three stores
and the salt works were consumed. Lassie
estirmated at .30.000.
HOT IPrnlao, H. D., April 7.-Prairie fire
to-day burned over an expanse of country
miles in width. The damage will prove the
greatest ever done by fire in this part of the
Blank Hills.
SPOKANE, April 7.-The business portion
of the town of Pataha was entirely wiped
out by fire this morning. Loss $40,000, in
surance one-half.
IlotsToN. April 7.-The wholeatle grocery
house of W. 1). Cleveland & Co. burned to
night. Losn $165,000, insurance $140,000.
STOPPED IN TIIE 11011T.
lnowen and Blurke Fought That Long Ite
fore heLtting.
NEw Our.YANS, April 7.-The Bowen
Burke fight was stopped in the 110th round
by the referee, who decided it no fight. The
purse Hill be divided. Biowon wanted to
finish. Bones in both of ilurko's hands
were broken. Very little fighting was done
after the ninety-third round. Blowne
from that time until the finish was the
aggreesor whenever there was any fighting
to be done and landed now and then on
Burke's body, but was unable to do any
damage. Burke's hands were practically
useless, and he only prodded at Bowen to
keep hin guesslng, not with any idea of
being able to knock him out. In the 105th
round Bowen fell heavily from the mo
mentum of his own weight, but did not
hurt himself. In response to the vehement
demands of the crowd, the referee in the
108th round announced that nnles4 some
thing wasee done in the next two mounds he
would stop the contest and declare it no
tight.
This only made both men cautions and
Bowen did not force the fighting, and at
the 110th round the referee declared the
fight no contest. Bowen protested without
avail. 1te was unmarked and fresh. Burke
was badly punished about the body and
some of the bones of both hands seemed
broken and his wrists wers much swollen,
and he suffered considerable pain. IHe
wants to fight Bowen again, but PIesident
Dickson says the club will not make a new
metch. The president sars the men fought
hard and are entitled to the money. Bowen
people are sore at the decision.
Ineuranee Cemopany Goes Under.
OmCavLAsn, 0.. April 6.-A receiver has
been appointed for the Washington Ins.r
anoe company, of this city, one of the old
eat in the state. having been In busines
since 18111. It is said the assets and liabili.
ties are small.
TO ENTERTAIN RANDOEES,
The State Department Must Take L
Care of the Invited Visitors
From Spain.
Willing to Do So, but a Little
Concerned About the
Expense.
Two Important Montana Positions Filled
by President Cleveland-An Ex"''
Gets a Place.
WAernrroTO, April 7.-State department
officials are somewhat worried over the
question of paying the expenses for enter
taiing the Spanish grandees and other
foreigners who will visit the World's fair.
The joint resolution of congress inviting
Spanish royalty to participate in the open
ing ceremonies of the exposition carried no
appropriation for the purpose namrsd. It
simply states that "under his direction the
secretary of state shall make suitable ar
rangements for their reception and enter
tainment," and Secretary Gresham is en.
deavoring to determine where he can secure
the money necessary to carry out the in
etructions of congress. It is almost certain
that the necessary amount will be taken
from the contingent fund of the state de
partment, leaving to congress the appropri
ation of an amount sufficient to cover any
deficiency that may occur.
Arrangements for the reception and en
tertainment of the distlnguished guests
have not been completed, but will be in a
very short time. Two officers of the navy
have been detailed to take charge of the
distinguished Spanish guests and escort
them to all the places they will visit. The
Infanta Eulalia's party will be in charge of
Commander Davis. It will consist of the
infanta and her husband. Prince Antoine;
the duke of Tamanes, grand chamberlain,
and two ladies in waiting. marquess de
Asoohermoso and nmarquesa de Comillas.
With the duke of Veragna. who will be
under the ciosronage of Commander F. W.
Dickens, will be the marquis of Barbale,
his brother; the duchess of Veragua, the
duke's son and a secretary. The duke's
party left Madrid yesterday and they are
due in New York April 15. The infanta
and her suits are due in America on April
20. They will come from Havana on a
Spanish man-of-war. It is probable that
neither party will attend the naval rendez
vous at Hampton Roads, but will be in New
York to witness the naval review.
A SURPRISE.
The Montana Appointments Made Friday
Were of That Nature.
Special to The Independent.
W.asa.raox., April 7.-The appointments
for Montana to-day were a surprise to
politicians from that state now in this city.
Mr. Lyman, who was nominated for col
lector of internal revenue for Montana,
Utah and Idaho, was not an applicant for
the office. The president chose him, how
ever, to settle a long and sharp contest be
tween fourteen difBerent candidates from
these three states by going outside of the
list and naming Lyman. with whom he was
acquainted. In that sense, it was a per
sonal appointment of Mr. Cleveland's, as
appointments in some other oases have
been. Mr. Lyman has been in New York
for several days, and it is not known
whether or not he will accept the office.
The appointment of David G. Browne,
for collector of customs at Fort Benton,
was one which the Clark and Daly factions
united in urging. Maginnis. Gibson and
other democrats also recommended Browne,
while Ex-Gov. Hauser strongly pressed
the appointment of Patrick Gallagher. It
is not probable that other Montana offices
will be filled immediately.
VACANT CIIAIP.R
Growing More Numerous Daily in the
Senate.
WASHINoTON, April 7.-Each day's re
curring session of the senate shows a dimin
ishing attendance of senators. At the
opening to-day vacant chairs were more
numerous than occupied ones. A call of
the senate, however, had the result of gath
erine into the senate forty-seven senators,
four more than a quorum. The resolution
for a trio of the committee on commerce
to the Puaolaf coast for the purpose of do
oidiang on the relative advantages of lau
Pedro and Santa Monies for a deep water
harbor was taken up and agreed to.
Vooreoes introduced a resolution, which
was referred to the interstate commerce
committee, reciting the decision in the
Ohio strike cases, directing the committee
to report what legislatrou is necessary to
amend the interstate commerce act so as to
I rotect the rights of organized labor.
Hoar resumed his speech in opposition to
the proposed constitutlonal amendment for
a popular vote for senators. At the con
clusion of his speech the senate went into
executive session and soon adjourned.
PrESIDENTIAI. AI'OINT.JENTS,
Two Montlotena Pelllton Fillrd--An "iEx"
Iteeognizeid in Utah.
WARihNOTON, April 7.-The president sent
tile following nominations to the Ronate:
Caleb B. West, of Utah, to be governor of
Utah; D. Murphy, of WVashinton, 1). C.,
first deputy commissioner of pensions; A.
W. Lyman, of Montann, collector of intor
nal revenue for the district of Montana,
Utah and Idaho: David (. Browne, of Mon
trns, collector of cuOstoms for the district
o! Montana end Idaho.
The nomination of Caleb B. West is a
case of the recognition of an "er," for
West was the for iear governor of the terri
tory under Cleveland. lie made a good
official and sines retirement from that
ollice has spent the earter part of the time
in Washington, where he has been an
ardent worker about couaress, seeking to
have a bill passed admitting the ter itory
to statehood. He has beeon recognized ns
one of the leading democrats of the terri
tory.
No Objection to Judd.
WAnsmINTONa . April 7.--l'ho prosident
signod the commission of Max Judd. of St.
Louis, as United States consul general at
Vienna. It was said at the state depart
menat that no coimmunicotions, verbal or
written, were received by the seoietary to
indicate that the Austrian government has
any objection to the new consul general.
Judd will therefore go to Vienna and enter
on the disoharge of the duties of consul
general. except in the unlooked-for refusal
of the Austrian government to reoeive him.
The Law Ambiguous.
WAermlOTow. April 7.--.*oretary Carlisle
to-day received from Edwin Walker. chair
man of the committee on legislation for the
World's Columnbian exposition, a letter
raising certnin qluestions in regard to the
sundry civil not in which Is included ap
proprletionu for the World's fair, asking
especially for a construction of the con
gresslonal notion authorizinu the oining of
five million souvenir half dollars for the
benelit of the fair, nod afterwards passing
an act doeolring that the explosition moas
furnish security for the payment of $670.
880l eappropriated for awards. ete. The di
rectors of the xtoslition are in doubt as to
how to constrn.o these acts. e4ecretary Car
Ilsle referred the question to the attorney
general for decision.
JAMES D. POI.'ITEIL, IL.I).
Will sacesed tafan as United States Mlneis
ter to (1blll.
James D. Porter, who has beep named by
President Cleveland to succeed Patrick
Egan as minister to Chill, has for umore
4 ,.
JAMES D. PORTER.
than twenty years been a conspicuous
figure in the public life of Tennessee. He
is a Tennsceeean by birth, havinv been
born at Paris, Tenn., Dec. 7, 1828, was
graduated at the university of Nashville, in
1845, was admitted to the bar in 18651, and
in 1859 was elected to the state legislature.
He served through the civil war on the
staff of Gun. Cheatham, of the confederate
army. in 1870 was elected circuit judge for
the Twelfth Judicial distriot of Tennessee,
and from 1874 to 1879, was governor of his
native state. He is president of the board
of trustees of the university of Nashville,
wan assistant secretary of state from 1885 to
1887. and has held many other positions of
trust and honor.
WORKMEN DISCHARGED.
The Action Causes Considerable Comment
In Labor Circles.
Special to The Independent.
GREAT FALLS, April 7.-Thirty-two men
have been discharged without any obvious
cause from the Great Northern shops on
the west side. The only reason the master
mechanic gave them for their summary
dismissal was that he had received orders
to do so from St. Paul. The men dis
charged were union men. while non-union
men have been retained. There is said to
be plenty of work in the shops and this sud
den dismissal of union workmen has cre
ated no end of comment in labor circles.
Someof the discharged men claim that ever
since the strike of the boilermakers in the
shops here a year ago, union men have been
gradually eliminated from that depart
ment, and they look upon this last whole
sale discharge as the beginning of an active
crusade against organized labor in these
shops.
House Burglars Arrested.
Special to the Independent.
DILLON, April 7.-The house of Mrs.
Earle, a lady living near Glen station, north
of Dillon, was plundered laest night. Un
der Sheriff Price went no this morning and
brought three tough looking follows in to
night, having arrested them at Glen, Mrs.
Earle identifying them. They gave their
names as John Anderson. Thomas Dillon
and Charles Henry.
Two More Arrests.
Special to The indopendent.
GREAT FALLs. April 7.-Sheriff Hamilton
has arrested two more of the alleged Kirby
cattle thieves. He brought them in last
night. Their names are Floyd Tinsley and
Arthur Nobel. They were arraigned before
Jungo Race and plead not guilty, and were
bound over to the district court in the sum
os $300.
Change of Candldates.
Special to Tihe IndP onrleilt.
Gire.T Fa L.a, Ap: il 7.--John W. Stanton,
candidate for city attorney on the demo
cratic ticket, has withdrawn, and M. M.
Lyter. nominee of the people's iartt, has
been put in his place by the central com
mittee.
Mrs. Irarnaby's Will.1
Pnovr.n(ce., R. I., April 7.-The contest
over the will of Mrs. Barnaby, for whose
alleged murder I)r. Graves is awaiting his
second trial at Denver, has been settled,
It is believed Graves will not be retried.
TELEGRAPHI IC I."V ITI ES.
New Yoor,. April 7.-The iron firm of
Carrere ,C Hass, Brooklyn, rlae failed with
notinal assets at $l10,0100 and lisbilities at
SAN FIrtctsrsco, April 7.--ligiht 11ev. Wm.
Ingram Kip, bishop of California, dr.d here
shortly after midnight after a lingering 111
nes, aged 80.
LINr'OLN, Neb. April 7.-Gov. (`rounse to
day appointed twenty-five delegates to at
tend the tranemississippi congress at
Ogdenl. Utah. April 24.
New YorlK, April 7.-Col. William Gildr
proposes to make another trip to the
Arctic regions, this time fcrr the purpose of
locating the magnetic pole.
SAN BlerNAaiINO, ( Cal., April 7.-Jesus
Fuen, the Spaniard who yesterday
butchered his mistress and old man Gold
koffen, was lynched by a mob.
(OruAnl.I,AJnuA, Mex.. April 7.-Several
light earthquakes have been felt here dur
ing the past few days, the cause of whlch is
now apparent. Colima volcano is again in
a state of eruption.
lrIaoo)N, April 7.-Debate on the second
reading of the Irish home rule bill was re
snumed to-day in the house of commons,
and p coceded tamely until adjournment.
No notable speech was made and the house
was half deserted.
Avwsr.m. Tex., April 7.-The special lesle
lative comomitteo on the charges pIreferred
against Land Commissioner MoGaughey
report: d to-day. recoutumending his im
peachment on several counts for violation
of the constitution and statutes.
CtLtVLAtnI April 7.-Grand Chief Ar
thur, of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, was served with another order
by Judge Taft. of the United States court
to-day, forbidding him from issuing any
boycott order against the Ann Arbor road.
THE NIEW WEATHER MAN,
He Has Evidently Lost. His Grip on
the Elements of
Late.
Morton Should Have Waitod Un
til Longer After the Equinox
Bofore Changing.
llzzard at Miles City, rlmoono at Chl
cago, lHowling Winds and Snow Storins
at Other 'oilts.
Hpeoal to '11i ITllru l,nl Ill"lt.
Mrsi t Crlt. April 7.--A heavy gale begun
to blow lost night about 11 o'clock. A rain
soon follownd which changed to snow. '1 I
storm lasted all day, the velocity of the
wind ranching forty-seven milun. It is one
of the worst blizzards that has ever visited
this section for years. Sheepmen had in
many instances left their winter camps
with their bands. These sheep will surely
perish. Old cows will suffer and die and
any early calves that have come will die. It
is fea:ed that the M. H. Murphy band of
.9,)X0 steers that was being taken to the
Standing Hook agency, have been turned
loose, as it would be impossible to hold
them in such a driving storm. Fortunately
at six p. in. the storm ceased, and the wind
died down, and the thermometer stands at
twenty-four above.
NINE ITALIANS KILLED.
Had Taken Refuge, From a Storm and
Were Crushed.
JOLIET, Ill., April 7.-An accident ac
cident occurred on the drainage channel at
Romeo about six o'clock this evening, by
which nine men were killed and six
severely wounded. A severe wind and hail
storm about that time caused the men to
take refuge in the engine house at one end
of a huge cantilever. The machine was at
the southend of the track and the engine
house at the north end. The cantilever
`as carelessly left unfastened, and as the
wind increased to a gale it started down
the track toward the engine house in which
the men had taken refuge. When the
machine reached the end of the track the
top part too pled over on the engine house.
As a result nine men were killed and six
severely injured. They were all Italians
except the foreman, who was Samuel Ko
rue, of this city. The cantilever was so
badly wrecked that it is a total loss, as is
another which was blown over a mile
north, but no damage was done in the lat
ter case.
HOT AND WINDY.
Cbhlonego Practlcngl on Weather So a to
Muit All Visitors.
CmoAoo, April 7.-This was the warmest
day Chicago has experienced during the
month of April in twenty years. The
mercury stood at eighty-two dearees and a
hot wind blew from the south at the rate
of thirty miles an hour. The heated spell
was broken this evening by a hail storm
whiceh passed over the sonthern portion of
the city, breaking several thousand dollars
worth of window glass. This morning the
wind levelled the Indiana hotel, anew frame
structure near the World's fair grounds.
As the building came down it flattened a
one-story building adjoining. Another
building holding a panorama, which was
not sufficiently braced, was also tarned
into a pile of kindling wood.
T'he river, not to be outdone by the
atmosphere, showed up about three o'clock
this morning with a tidal wave four feet
high, which tore several ressele from their
moorings and damaged them considerably.
Thte cause is said to have been sudden
squalls on the lake.
Blowing Bard for Two Days.
DEADWOOD, S. D., April 7.-A terrible
wind and snow storm has been prevailing
here for the past forty-eight boars. Tele
graph and telphone wires are prostrated,
many buildings were blown down and oth
ers unroofed. Piedmont was partially de
eStroyed. All trains are tied nu. The
velocity of the wind was seventy-five miles
hour.
Widiespread and Cevere.
SAIT LAKE. April 7.-Accounts of wind
storm just over show it to be one of the
most widespread and eevere in this region.
Trees were blown down in great numbers
end fences, signs, etc., strewn to the wind.
At Eureka a railroad trestle was blown
down trnd everywhere more or less damage
done, No lives were lost.
Deep Snow East.
N:w Yonur, April 7.-Snow began falling
here at 8:40) this, morning and continued
two hours. Advices from the Catskills
state that eight inches of snow had fallen,
while at T'roy and Syracuse snow fell to a
deprth of three inches. Boston had fouar
inches of snow yesterday.
Atorm in Michlganu.
Omrrrano, April 7.--Dispatohes from ser
eral points in western tlichigan report a
severe wind storm ncomnrrnied by he avy
rain to-day. Much dremre wa's done to
,farr properrty iand sorue r uiuildings i vil
lacIgs werr wrecked. As far us rerorted no
lives weore lost.
I ANK 1 KARlINGS.
liunirnesi s lionr e lrI)ttrig tIle iPast IVeek ia
Ihn Money Ceiters.
New Yolri, Aprl 7.-Thelb followlno table,
corrriled by lraldstreet's, shows the bank
cleariring foLr the week ending April 6, with
percen1tat e of increnase or decrease comparod
with the co;responrdin week of last year:
New YoLrk .............$ clt;9.71.( l Dec. 12 4
Ilhi o .n..re.. . ...!.;. . 11.,'~i2,ii. t c. 1.7
l1ilatln rhi. ........ I... , 1r,t40. lee,. l .
t. Im'nher " ir.......... 2i. . 100, ) lie. 11.
Sclrrbrrrrrrre ··.. t2lm.rHYK) I Dec .7Y
i'rrrrrrrr i.r1r0.Ut8 lur. 33.8
Ii Iur.rirlrrit......... II.rI0.000 l'oo. i.
I'rtlIr OrrI ............rr r2.1. t4II, tl co. .
t irillr i .. ...r r k... . . rl. 1 ti.tllO lies. 1<.
K~linllt.t'ill .... . · I~l.>,lrl. 0 Ins, 27 4
.Mnliiinill~iii .... ·... .LiiB.00 t) JlO. 7.=
tuml ................ I2.0,0I0I 0 lO. 3.0
letai l r ..... .......... l4.7.o00 ins. U .i
rtet. Ai7tl ...........e.. 4 .4, ies. t
I'l~r~lilld, tlrl ......... 'C,125J.XW) .Iooo lil.
l Tr e Irrerrl.............. A i l. e ue. nrt
t . rr ................. l.te eil . 1
l'eI naI~)IR ............... 1,17.,000 Inv. .1.6
i .l. .\tlWr~l~r ........... .:./l:O ll Ina. .tl. 0
rrrilkoliU. .............., IetItt14l No rt. ir
lonol,rrr .............. 71 0r0o
(ireat Fails ............ .I0.000
'lolral ,r the leadine atltc aof the United
ftres.. Arril 7. was I1i19.741,1411 a decreuae of
7 rer cot Critoearori with tirea sae ueek last
year.
The mekla All Itighe.
Nuw Yoax, April 7.-The disabled ial
longoverdna steamer Heikla from tasaidi
navlan ports, was heard item again yester
day. 'IThe steamer Veendesam, whichbleb ar
rivred last evening, sighted the HIeia shout
65 miles east of this city, omlaig ilowi

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