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THE BARTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
PUBLISHED MY LANGFOED A 8TOK&
DEWEY LANCFORD, Editor.
GREAT BEND. -" - - - KANSAS.
THE WORLD AT LAEGE.
Summary of the Daily Newa
The President has made the following
, appointments: Alexander R. Lawton, or
Georgia, to be Envoy Extraordinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary to Austro-Hun-gary;
Newman W. McConnell, of Ten
nessee, to be Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court of Montana Territory, and George
S. Peters, of Ohio, to be attorney of the
United States for the Territory of Utah.
Thb Inter-State Commissioners, in an
swer to inquiries, recently stated that they
could not take cognizance of any matters
until a violation of the law occurred, ex
cepting the long1 and short haul, the only
question in which they were allowed dis
The San Francisco Chamber of Com
merce has memorialized the United States
Secretary of the Navy not to have the war
ship Hartford destroyed, but repaired, and
keep her in the service, owing to her histor
The President has appointed Sigourney
Butler, of Boston, to be Second Comptrol
ler of the Treasury, in place of Judge May
' nard, promoted to the Assistant Secretary
ship of the Treasury.
The Inter-State Commission is burdened
"with petitions of all kinds asking relief
from and under the Inter-State Commerce
Arrangements are being made for a new
silyer vault in the National Treasury build
ing at Washington for the accumulated
standard silver dollars.
Samuel F. Bigelow has been appointed
. United States Attorney for the third dis
trict of New Jersey, and Henry XV. Merritt,
of Illinois, has been named as United States
Consul to Chemnitz, Germany.
Attorney-General Garland has reaf
firmed his former opinion that the Secre
tary of the Treasury does not possess the
power of remission in the case of the Amer
i lean Bchooner San Diego, seized for taking
seals at the Alaska islands in violation of
The Pacific Railroad Commission has sent
letters to department and railroad officiate
asking for information and has adjourned
to meet in New York in a week or two.
The President has appointed Edward F.
Bingham, of Ohio, to be Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court of the District of Columbia,
to fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Chief Justice Cartter.
Major F. VV. Benton, of the Ninth cav
alry, was recently sentenced by a court
martial to be dismissed from the service for
drunkenness. The President has commuted
the sentence to one year's suspension from
rank duty on half pay.
James "Willis, a wealthy Californian,
whose daughter Mabel was stolen from him
twelve years ago by a variety actress, has
found the girl in the Rochester (N. Y.) In
Dk. Parker, of London, will deliver the
eulogy on Henry Ward Beecher in Brook-
lyn, June 24, and will then lecture and
preach- in several cities in the United
The engine of the early morning freight
train on the Central Vermont railroad left
the track at Sliphill, Vt., on the ISth and
slid down the bank into the river. The
tender and cars kept to the rail. Both en
gineer and, fireman escaped unhurt.
Four men who went out sailing from
New York City tho other morning were
probably drowned as their empty boat was
found capsized on a reef down tho bay in
. the afternoon.
Alexander Mitchell, president of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad,
died at the Hoffman House, New York, ou
the 19th, of disease of the heart.
The leading shoe manufacturers of New
"York have formed an association and been
incorporated under the title of tho "Boot
and Shoe Manufacturers' Association of
New York." The object of the organiza
tion is for tho better protection of their
business aad to resist demands that may
be made upon them by their employes.
The Stove Manufacturers' Association at
a meeting at Rochester, N. Y., on tho 20th,
resolved to order all patterns of closed
factories in the West into tho works of New
York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and
Br the escape of gas from a main on Sec
ond avenue. New York, the other night,
one boy was severely burned by an explo
O sion and some eight persons narrowly es
A draft for 73,000, drawn by the Bank
of North America of Philadelphia on the
Bank of New York in favor of Dunn Bros.,
has been lost or stolen. Payment has been
A statement was filed the other day in
the county clerk's office at New York
showing that tho directors of the Western
Union Telegraph Company, by a two-thirds
vote, had iucreased its capital 81,200,000,
making a total capital of ?S1,200,000.
Three of the largest silver manufactur
ing firms in New York City have notified
. their men that all members of labor organ
izations will be discharged.
Exercises in honor of tho memory of ex-.
President Arthur were held in the Assem
bly 'Chamber at Albany, N. Y., on the 20th.
Tub general assignment of George Clark,
the millionaire land owner and hoo dealer
of Springfield, N. Y., shows $200,000 of un
satisfactory judgments outstanding. The
liabilities were estimated at $1,000,000.
The coroner's jury at Providence, R. I.,
in the case of Haskins, the maniac who was
murdered in the State Insane Asylum by a
fellow inmate, returned a verdict holding
the General Assembly morally responsibio
by reason of its failure to provide adequate
room, necessitating the putting of two in
mates in one room for the night.
The bill permitting pool selling on race
tracks in New York was passed1 by the
New York Assembly on the 21st and now
goes to the Senate. It allows pool selling
lor not to exceed thirty days during the
sesson on any track.
Tub conductors and brakemen on the
Buffalo division of the Laokawanna road
recently demanded one and a quarter day's
pay for the run of 150 miles and threatened
There was much excitement and active
trading on the Coffee Exchange at New
York on the 21st. Coffee jumped up fifty
- points. The cause of the sudden rise was
, not made known.
Orders have been given to the troops at
Fort Sully to drive the settlers off the Win
nebago and Crow creek reservations. It
was said the settlers would fight the Indian
police if not the troops. The territory was
opened by President Arthur, February 25,
' 1884. .
Twenty-three business houses at Co
lumbus Junction, Ind., were destroyed by
re recently, causing a loss ot (45,000.
Schwartz and Watt were ooavicted at
Morris, I1L, on the Wth, of the murder CI
Measeneer Nichols and robbery of the ex
press on the Rock Island road, and sen
tenced to imprisonment tor zue.
Boston creditors recently closed the
Newaygo (Mich.) Furnitura Company's
works on claims for 150,000, throwing 250
men out of employment. The same credit
ors closed the Newaygo Manufacturing
Company a few days before. Both compa
nies were mdeDea neavny to tneir em
ployes. The Burlington & Northern road has re
duced its rate on grain and flour from St.
Pan I to Chicago, to seven and a half cents
a hundred. The reason given is that at ten
cents it was shut out of business on account
of the "transit" issued by the other roads.
A scheme to entrap German citizens by
getting them to send money to a bogus Ger
man Government lottery has been un
earthed in Chicago.
The cigarmakers of Detroit are expected
to strike, several firms refusing to give the
present wages any longer.
Queen Kapiolaui and her suite of the
Hawaiian kingdom reached San Francisco
on the 20th on their way to England.
The Surveyor General of Dakota has
been notified to survey several townships
in and on the great bend of tho Missouri,
near Huron, D. T. It is understood that
these lands are those from which white
settlers are to be driven by troops. Under
tho Land in Severalty law Indians have
chosen the lands at these points as those
which they wish allotted to them.
Rev. Robert W. Springer, assistant rec
tor of Grace Episcopal Church, Chicago,
who disappeared recently, was found in
sane from congestion of the brain.
The annual encampment of the Grand
Army posts of Iowa began at Du-buque on
the 20th. Over a thousand veterans partici
pated in the parade.
Michigan legislators are accused of shav
ing forced a railroad into giving them
passes by darkly hinting at State railroad
Herman Levy, known theatrically as
Henry Leavitt, tho informer in the Had
dock murder trial, has begun a ?3,000 libel
suit against the Chicago Mail for calling
him a loafer, thief and confidence man.
A special from Kent, O., tells of a dia
bolical attempt to kill Prof. Thomas San
ford, of that place, with an infernal ma
chine. A small box was left in the hallway
of his residence. Being suspicious, Prof.
Sanford threw tho box into the yard, when
an explosion occurred which shattered the
windows of an adjacent house.
A recent special from Marquette. Mich.,
says a gang of seven men were blasting at
Murphy's camp, seven miles from Crystal
Falls, when a terrible dynamite explosion
occurred, fearfully injuring August Brash,
John Good, William Horubrook, Joseph
Weisman and three others.
Anti-license tickets were elected in
many small place 9 in Illinois on the 10th.
Most of tho cities declared for license.
A collision occurred recently on the Air
Line near Huntingburg, Ind., between a con
struction and freight train by which three
men were killed . and several wounded, all
laborers and train hands.
The Secretary of the Illinois Board of
Health has called for a conference of the
health authorities of cities and towns at
Springfield for the purpose of discussing
Detroit and Duluth business men are j
exercised by the fear that the Sault Ste.
Marie canal improvements will hinder navi
gation. They had a conference recently j
with General O. M. Pope, Chief of United
States Engineers, on tho matter. 1
A committee of local assembly 1,923,
Knights of Labor, Chicago, has sent an
address to General Master Workman Pow
dcrly protesting against his rejoicing over
tho defeat of the United Labor ticket in
Chicago. The address claims that Mr. Pow
derly's remarks have a tendency to bring
the order into disrepute.
The steamer City of Sydney, which ar
rived at San Francisco on the 21st. from
China and Japan, brought 1S0.OOO trade dol
lars, which are to be redeemed for standard
dollars. The previous Chinese steamer
A tornado passed through the country
adjacent to Colony, Kan., on the 2lst. One
woman was reported killed.
Two deputy recorders cf votes were sen
tenced in the United States court at St.
Louis on the 21st to terms in the jail for
fraudulent registration of voters last fall.
J. J. Prendergast was given one year in
jail and J. J. Stanley three months.
An iron pot containing $1,030 in gold has
been unearthed from a corner of the house
of William Tubbs, living near Crawford,
Tex. It had been buried by an Indian
woman in 1SC5.
Five hundred stove molders of Louis
ville, Ky., struck on the ISth against hand
ling obnoxious patterns. It was said that
the manufacturers were disposed to com
promise. The same action was taken in the
Two young women were burned to death
and three other persons were seriously in
jured by a fire near Seven-Mile ford, Smith
County, Va., the other night.
A terrible storm passed over West Vir
ginia on the ISth, sweeping away timber,
small houses, fences, etc., in tho country
districts south of Charleston. The damage
could not be estimated.
Telegrams from Northern Texas and the
Indian Territory report heavy rains on the
17th. Along the cotton belt, however, only
the lightest of showers have fallen, and the
crop is almost ruined.
A torpedo exploded under the torpedo
launch Hull at Annapolis, Md.. recently
and sunk her in a minute and a half. Eu
sign Muir was in charge, and several naval
cadets were on board, but they were all
taken off in safety by an oysterman.
John B. Smith, president of tho Bank of
Commerce of Louisville, Ky., and one of
the sinking fund commissioners of that
city, died recently.
Fra.nk,Lester and his wife, both colored,
were caught on a trestle by a train near
Birmingham, Ala., recently and both
The West Virginia Legislature met in
special session on the 20th.
George Bancroft, the historian, recently
visited the widow oi President Polk at
By an explosion on the steamer Delta at
Wilmington, N. C, the other day, one man
wa3 killed and several injured.
Lieutenant John W. Danenhowee, the
Arctic explorer, shot and killed himself at
the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., ou the
20th. He had mental trouble after he came
back from the Arctic region.
Charles C Weiller & Son, clothiers.
Baltimore, Md., have failed with $100,000
A negro named Hite was lynched in
Union County, Kentucky for an attempted
Outrage on Monday night.
The Brazos river in Texas, which has
been filled by fine rains recently, has been
made very offensive by the carcasses of in
numerable dead cettle from the alkali coun
try. Major John E. Blaine, paymaster.
brother of James G. Blaine, died at Hot
Springs, Ark., on the 21st.
Commander Green, of the United States
ship Yantic, now at New Orleans, declares
j that the stories of the British-Hayti troubles
I nave been greatly exaggerated.
Magistrate Hagoerty, while returning
to Mill street from a meeting of the Defense
Union, at Cork, Ireland, the other day, was
fired at and wounded in the head and
shoulders with buckshot. He was unpopu
lar and had been rigorously boycotted.
The former native ruler of Tongi has
been arrested by the Sultan of Zanzibar for
making an unsuccessful attack on the Por
tuguese garrison there.
The Prince of Wales has consented to act
as honorary president of the proposed ex
hibition at Melbourne, Australia, next year.
General Bazaine, ex-Marshal of Frarca,
who has for several years resided in exile
in Madrid, was attacked on the 18th by a
Frenchman who, exclaiming, "J'ai avenga
ma patriot' plunged a poniard into the side
of his head. Bazaine was dangerously
wounded. The assassin was arrested.
The steamer ashore off Bonifacio, Cor
sica, was the Tasmania, of the Peninsular
and Oriental Navigation Company. There
was not the loss, of life as at first reported.
The second reading of the Irish Crimes
bill passed the House of Commons on the
The Khan of Bokhara recently dis
covered that his ministers had been plot
ting against him for encouraging the Rus
sian advance southward contrary to his
father's wishes and accordingly beheaded
several of them.
Pabnell declares the letter published in
the London Times connecting him with the
Phoenix park murders was a forgery.
Pabwana, the AFgban commander sent
by the Ameer of Afghanistan with a force
of 5,000 men to avenge the recent massacre
of Gholam Haider Khan, the Governor of
Maruf, by the Ghilzais, whose rebellion he
set out to suppress, was met and routed
south of Ghuzni by the rebels.
The conferences between the delegates of
the Austrian and Hungarian Governments
have resulted in a unanimous decision to
maintain the existing compromise.
The Paris Temps says the malady from
which the German Crown Princo is suffer
ing is cancer of the tongue.
The main points of the new commercial
treaty between Japan and the foreign
powers have been arranged.
An Irish sergeant who had been em
ployed in a confidential capacity at Wool
wich arsenal, England, has been degraded
and dismissed for selling secrets of the of
General Boulangek. tho French Minis
ter of War, has reduced his estimates for
the army by 15,000,000 francs.
Six more men arrested for complicity in
the plot to assassinate the Czar on the 13th
of March, have been sentenced to death.
Other conspirators have been sentenced to
imprisonment Tor life.
A bill for the total prohibition of the
liquor traffic in the colony of Newfoundland
was defeated in the Assembly recently by
the casting of a vote by the Speaker.
RrssrA has issued a four per cent, internal
loan amounting to 100,000,000 roubles at
eighty-four por cent. The imposition of a
passport tax has been temporarily post
poned. The news of the defeat or the uhilzais.
by the Ameer's troops at Marut, on the
road to Ghuzni, has been confirmed. The
pretended report of victory o! the rebels
over the Ameer's forces is discredited at
the India OiHee. Nothing is known of any
fighting, beyond the defeat inflicted on the
Ghilzais as alreadv reported, and the vic
tory of the Ameer's troops now telegraphed
M. ScnNABLE, special French Commis
sary at Pagny-sur-Moselle department, has 1
been arrested by German police. The ar-
reet gave rise to considerable war talk in ,
Archbishop LYNcn, of Toronto, has
cabled Editor O'Brien, of Dublin, request- j
ing him not to come to Canada to denounce ,
the evictions on the Irish estates of Gov
ernor General Lansdowne.
Anti-confederation resolutions were
introduced in the Nova Scotia Legislature
recently. There was talk of annexation tc
the United States.
The schooner Nellie Blanche arrived at
Key West recently from Cozumel, Mexico,
with a Mexican official on board, Hie
official was put on board to take the vessel
to another Mexican port, but the crew re
fused to go out of their way and despite
protests took the vessel to Key West. An
international complicatiou is likely to arise
over the affair.
Andrew Carnegie, tho millionaire iron
manufacturer of Pittsburgh, Pa., was mar
ried on the 22d to Miss Whitfield, daughter
of tho late John W. Whitfield, at the bride's
residence, 35 West Forty-eighth street.
A feakfcl storm passed through Vernou
County, Mo., on the night of the 21st, pre
ceded by a terrible hailstorm. The storm
went throrgh Ozark to Clarksville, Ark.
Immense damage was done and the loss of
life was quite serious, the number killed
not being definitely known.
One of the worst blizzards of the season
raged at St. Paul, Minn., on the 22d, tho
gale being filled with fine snow. .
A tornado passed through Blossom Prai
rie, Tex., on the morning of the 22d. No
lives were lost.
A special from Ozark, Mo., says twelve
of the Bald Knobber prisoners have been
indicted by the grand jurv for murder iu
the first degree for killing William Edens,
near Sparta, a few weeks ago.
Twenty-eight Indians and five white
men were drowned recen'ly by the wreck
of tho schooner Active off Cape Fiatterv,
An invitation for a reunion of California
-49ers" in Washington, has already elicited
responses from nearly fifty California
pioneers, now resident in Washington,
headed by Justice Fu-ld, ex-Cominissioiier
West, G. O. Gorham. Kilbourne and others,
and a number of pioneers in Boston wish
A further fall of continental securities ou
the English markets and the Paris and
Vienna bourses on the 22d was caused by
the intelligence (contradicted later) that
the French cabinet had demanded explana
tions from Germany in relation to the arrest
of Mr. Schnaebele.
Montreal and the valley of tho St. Law
rence in the immediate vicinity," was inun
dated on the 22d. An ice gorge jammed at
the head of St, Helen's Island, caused the
water to rise four feet in a few minutes,
flooding Point St. Charles, Grifflntown, St.
Paul and McGilL
A special from Washington states that
President Cleveland will not accept a re
nomination. The striking journeymen tailors of Mil
waukee gave up the fight on the 22d, the
350 men being ordered to go back to work.
The bosses had ignored the union, and the
men were unable to hold out any longer for
lack of financial support.
The Iron Trade Itniexo publishes statistics
showing that during the past sixteen
months 1S2 natural gas and oil companies
have been incorporated in Ohio, with an
aggregate capital stock of $90,262,975.
A St. Petersburg special states that the
report issued in connection with the new
Russian loans shows the Russian national
debt to amount to 2.350,030,000. The ability
of Russia to float the new loan through the
usual financial channels is questioned in ;
Six thousand shipbuilders of Belfast, '
Ireland, have threatened to strike unless
paid weekly instead of fortnightly.
TOOK HIS OWN LIFE.
Suicide of LJeutenant John M. Danenhower
or Arctic Faroe, at the Karal Arademy
The Deed Kridentlr the Result or Insan
ity. Annapolis, Ml, April 20. Lieutenant
John M. Danenhower committed suicide
in his quarters at the Naval Academy this
morning by shooting himself through the
Lieutenant Danenhower arriv3l at
the Academy at fifteen minutes past ten
o'clock yesterday morning from Norfolk,
whither he had be3n with tho United
States steamship Constellation, which
was to go on lhe docks. He had boon
complaining of sleeplessness and mental
worry since last Tuesday, which was in
tensified by the Constellation getting
aground while coing into Norfolk harbor.
Surgeon Biddle, who had bjen attend
ing the Lieutenant, called to see Danen
hower this morning about half-past nine
o'clock, and was horrified to find him
lying dead upon the floor, with a bullet
hole through his head and a 32-ca'iber
Smith & Wesson revolver lying by his
side with an chambo- empty.
Lieutenant Danenhower arose at six
o'clock this morning and had breakfast.
The shooting must have occurred shortly
after Tvard. He leaves a widow and two
children, who aro absent on a visit. He
was of an extremely sensitive nature, and
lately the slightest thing has worried
WAsniNGTON, April 20. A telegram re
ceived at the Navy Department from Com
modore Sampson, commanding th-3 An
napolis Naval Academv, in which the sui
cide of Lieutenant Danenhower is an
nounced, also states that Danenhower
was undoubtedly insane. Deceased was
thirty-seven year3 of ng. anl entarod the
naval service in lSfki from Illinois; in
which State he was born. The Lieutenant
was on dnty on board the United States
steamer Vandalia wh3n that vessel con
veyed G3neral Grant to Eypt, ana
in this way made the ac
quaintance and gainci the high
esteem and admiration of th9 General.
So favorably was General Grant im
pressed, that when Jamas Gordon Ben
nett proposed the Jeannette Arctic expe
dition. General Grant strongly urged
Lieutenant Danenhower as a fearless and
capable officer for such a sarvics. Lieu
tenant Danenhower volunteered, and
was appointoi a3 navigating officer of
that expedition, sai'i lg ia 1S79. and pass
ing with credit through the terrible hard
ships of that voyage and the loss of the
Naval officers have concede 1 to D ncn
hower the credit for saving his party on
his return in 1VSJ. with Msllvilla as the
only other surviving officer. Lieutenant
Danenhower was an acute sufferer from
eye trouble, tho result of Arctic priva
tions, exposuro, etc. When sufficiently
recovered, Danenhower was detailed to
the Naval Academy at Annapolis as in
structor, and subsequently as assistant
commandant, in which position he? has
been very popular with tha c:idsts.
A PALPABLE SWINDLE.
German CUzens lieJn.tr Swindled by a no
pus Lottery Seliemw l'uriort1nj to Have
the Official Sanction Of the German
C'MCago, April 21. A local paper stys:
One of the mist impudent and bare-faced
lottery schemes ever devised is now be
ing operated throughout the United
States. This swindle is mainly designed
for victimizing the Gcrman-spaaking con
tingent in the largo cities, and has al
ready achieved a tolers ble measu-e of
success. The modus operandi is quite
simple, as will ba teen by the following
A concern styling itself "Messrs. Thiele
& Co., B.-nkers, Hamburg, Germany,"
thrrneh an pgert in Fo'timore, ML, has
flooded the country with letters address?d
to German residents of all large cities.
These letters contain a double-sheet cir
cular, twelve inches by eight, printed in
German an 1 English. This circular gives
a glowing description of the '-Two Hun
d e l and Ninety-second German Govern
ment Lottery of the City of Hamburg."
It outlines the scheme of the lottery, the
pnT.es rnv.giig in tho VfTerent series
from 0,000 to 01,003 mar t-: s.
They announce that on each ticket,
to insure genuineness, will bo printed lhe
Government coat of arms. Inclosure N".
2 is a small obiong slip, printed as fol
lows: "The amount may by remitted by
means of an American Express Company's
money order, which must be made pny
tkb'.e at H mburg, Germany, by the com
pany's agent residing at your place of
living. You will please send the order in
a registered letter." After making the
American Exoress Company thf.'ir arc-'d-ited
agents in a number of large cities
they forward Inclosure No. 3, which is an
envelope with their Hamburg sdd-ess.
Baron Von Nordenflych1', the German
Consul, who was seen regarding the mat
ter, said: "This is one of the m-st
palpable swind'es I have ever had brought
to mv notice. There is no such ".ottery as
tho 'German Government Lottery.' To
speik more forcibly, the government of
the Germ in Empire has no connection or
control of any lottery or p -emium enter
prise whatever. This U not only a fraud,
but an insult to the government I repre
sent I presume the express company
will stop the issuing of m-ney orders
when the sw:ndle is exposed, but I w:ll
a-so send them an official notification if
A Royal Visitor.
Eajc Fbaxcisco, April ' 2L Queen
Knpiolaui, of the Hawaiian kingdom, ar
rived yesterday morning from Honolulu
on the steamer Australia. She was ac
companied by Princess Lilinokalaui and a
m mber of high officials of the Hawaiian
Government. The principal obj3ct of the
Queen's vovfge is to be present at Queen
Victoria's jubilee celebration in London in
Jane next. The royal party will remain
tere about a week, when they will leave
far Washington, to pay their respects to
toe President and Mrs. Cleveland. After
short stay at the capital, they will pro
ceed to New York, and thence to London
Before returning. Queen Kapiolaui will
slso visit the principal cities of the world.
A KANSAS , TORNADO.
Kansas lias It Initial Sprlnr Tornado De
struction at Colony and l'rescott.
GAnxrrr, Kan., April 22. The first cy
clone of the season for Kansas struck Col
ony ill the southern part of this county
yesterday, killing one woman, destroying
several houses and doing a large amount
of other damage. The day had been a
miserable one as far as the general
weather was concerned, but there was
nothing in the indications to point to the
formation of a cyclone. The storm, so far
as it can be traced, started shortly after
coon some three or four miles north or
northwest of Colony, and, gathering force
as it went, swept over the country, de
stroying trees, farm fences and one or two
houses in its path. The cyclono was not of
any great extent, and the greatest width of
its path at any one point, so far as can be
learned, was not over one hundred yards,
if indeed it was of that size. In Colony the
people were all kept within doors by tho
rain storm which was raging, and in con
sequence no one saw the terrible storm ap
proaching, nor was its coming heralded by
the ordinary symptoms ana sounas a
least the reports from that point, which
are extremely meager at best, lo not make
anv mention of such phenomena.
The first token that the dreaded storm
was upon the town was a peculiar low
rumbling or whirring sound incapable, of
accurate description. Then all of a suaaen
the northern sky assumed tne peculiar
greenish tint noticed in such disturbances,
and the next moment the wind had swept
down upon a portion of the town, and in an
incredibly short space of time had passed
on. leaving only desolation in its patn.
Northwest of Colony about a mile and a
half a farm house in which a lady was sit
tinflr alone was demolished and the poor
woman was buried in the runs. When tho
neighbors reached the scene it was found
that she had been struck by a heavy cross
beam and' life had been literally crushed
out of her. No one else in that vicinity
was in the least injured, though several
hundred dollars damage was done to farm
fences, orchards and barns.
In the town of Colony, half a dozen small
houses in one corner were destroyed, but
so far as could be learned no largo resi
dences and no stores were destroyed.
There were no persons injured and tho
whole damage done can be repaired by the
expenditure of a few thousand dollars.
The cyclone fortunately did not pass straight
through the town and in consequence less
harm was done than was at first reported.
After leaving Colony the course of the wind
was traced for about a mile, but bcyoad
that point no information is obtainable.
The damage done to farms and orchards
and in tho tovvu of Colony will probably
aggregate $10,00.), though definite figures
can not be obtained from the stricken sec
tion at present, nor can the names of the
persons who suffered losses bo learned.
ONE MAN KILLED.
Pleasantox, Kan., April 22. Meager de
tails were received here of a terrible cy
clone which passed over and destroyed the
town of Prescott, about eight miles from
here, at five o'clock last evening. The
depot was demolished and the agent in
stantly killed. It can not be learned how
much damage was done.
A KAT HOKROIt.
Lancaster, Pa., April 22. Tho store of
Ambrose Singleton and his brother at Me
chanic's Grove is infested by rats and
these animals have grown so large and
fierce that one of them attacked and nvarly
killed a two months old child last night. It
forced its head into the child's mouih, thus
preventing its crying out, and ato away the
fiesh from the roof of tho mouth and the
Rolling Four, Miss., April 22. At 2.16
yesterday afLernoon a hailstorm passed
over this section, the like of which has
never been witnessed before. When it first
began to fall the people thought the roofs
were being torn from their houses. It
hailed steadily for thirty minutes and
stones fell that were larger than heas' eggs.
Holes were knocked in the roofs of houses
and trees were partially stripped of their
TWO LADIES 8TIUTK IIV AN ENGINE.
Eveksox, Pa., April 22. While walking
ou the tracks of the Baltimore & Ohio rail
road near here yesterday, two ladies, Mrs.
Gettexny and Mrs. Anderson, were struck
by a shifting engine and terribly mangled.
Tuo former (tied in a few hours and Mrs.
Auderson is in a serious condition. .
Judge Thurman Thinks Younger Demo
crats Than Jtiui.teif lletter Suited l"or
Columbus, O.. April 21. A dispatch from
this city to a New York paper, quoting
Judge 'i'hurman as saying that he would
accept tho Democratic nomination for Gov
ernor of Ohio if the convention made it
unanimous, was shown him this morning,
when he answered: "To say that I would
accept the nomination for Governor at the
hands of the Ohio Democracy at the forth
coming convention would be equivalent
to becoming a candidate, which most posi
tively I am not. I appreciate the fact that
the new generation of young men now on
lhe stage of politics are equal to all emer
gencies. Among our younger chieftains in
Omo I recognize many men of proven cour
age and splendid attainments who possess
tho confidence of the people. 'Under the
leadership of such men as they, are the
party in Ohio will have a future of which
we may all feel proud. I am now engaged
in my books and in wri .ing letters in be
half of ambitious young Democrats who
s-ek to advance themselves, cli of which
affords me pleasure. A tranquil life will
afford me more satisfaction than any office,
however great the honor or emoluments.
Thi-i, as a matter of course, should be sacri
ficed lor the good of one's country, or for
the cood of one's fellow citizens, in a case
of great emergency. That emergency does
not now, in my opinion, exist so far as is
applicable to inyeif."
Locked Out Milversmiths.
Nlw York, April 22. A meeting of the
locked out silversmiths was held to-day. A
committee was appointed to effect an amic
able settlement with the managers. It was
repor;d that 200 employes of the Gorman
Manufacturing Company in Providence und
100 employes of another company in the
same city have been locked out. These,
together with those of this city, comprise
about bJ per cent, of the trade in this coun
try. a t
Collapse of a Building.
Pittsburgh. Pa., April 22. Between
three and four o'clock yesterday afternoon
a section of the first four floors of a seven
story building on Seventh street, occupied
by Tales & Myers, commission merchants,
collapsed and was precipitated into the
cellar. Five persons were in the building
at the time but were warned of the danger
by the cracking of the timbers in time to
make their escape. The building was
owned by A r buckle & Co. (Limited), and
was erected less than two years ago. It is
supposed that the girder on the fourth
floor, supporting the section, which fell,
was decayed. The loss was about $30,0AJl
Tho work of disposing of diseased cattUl
In Chicago is proceeding rapidly.
Southwestern Missouri Ravaged
by a Terrible Tornado Origin
ating in Kansaa
The Storm Results iu a Shocking: Lps
of Life The Number Killed Not .
Clarksville, Aib, Also Damaged "With Se
rious Loss of Life Tte Storm Near
Nevada, Mo., April 23. A heavy stora
which originated in Kansas, swept over the
northeast part of this county Thursday
night between eight and nino o'clock
There were four persons killed outneht
and several so dangerously wounded that
they will probably die. The wind was
preceded by a hail storm which did con
siderable damage. Many of tho hail t ton js- .
weighed from three to four ounces,, and
gome of them measured nmo inches
in circumference. They crashed through
tho roofs of dwellings and barns
leaving holes through which a
mn's arm would pass with ease
Considerable injury to stock is Reported
from the hail, but so far as learned no per
sons were injured by it. The storm en
tered this county a short distance from.
Fort Scott, Kan., and traveled a distance or
nearly thirty-five miles through the county
to a point two miles south of Scbell City.
The path of tho wind was from 300 to 400
yards wide, and tho track was- left deso
late. The dwelling of C. T. iVhiteficld was
blown down and his wife seriously injured.
Lucien Hood's dwelling, a two-story Irame,
was blown entirely away. Other buildings
destroyed were: Thomas Koontz, dwelling v
Marion Brouse, dwelling and barn; James
Humble, dwelling; John Boyce, duQUiug,
and Benjamin Koyce, slightly injured";
Lewis Humble, dwelling swept partially
away, the portion remaining caught fire aud
was consumed. The husband and wife were
blown some distance away and received
some bruises from a piece of tho siding fall
ing on them.
George Chaney's dwelling was carried
away. Mr. Chaney was away from homo
and his wife and mother were tbere with
three children. When the storm was first
heard they ran out of the door, but Mamie)
Slover, the seven-year-old daughter of Mrs.
Chaney, ran back into tho house, and was
crushed to death in its fall. The frenzied
mother pulled the maugled body of her
child from the ruins. Other members of
the family wero hurt, but not severely.
The Lend school house was demolished.
T. M. Thornhill's dwelling was blown downpj
The home of John Miller was wrecked, Mr.
Miller was killed, an infant son was killed,
and Mrs. Miller had her leg broken in two
places. She sustained other injuries, and j
it is thought sho will die. Colonel J. L.
Nichols' dwelling was destroyed. Frank
Haworth's dwelling was blown away.
John Haitt's residence was blown down.
Mr. Haitt was killed and his wife stunned
to insensibility. She will probably dio.
The baby was blown some distance and
badly hurt. D. G. Gibson's dwelling and
barn were destrojed. One of their iittki
girls had an arm broken. Tho stove fell
into the cellar and started a fire, which de
stroyed what was left of the building. The o
dwelling of Mr. Hudson was blown down,
and ene of his sons bad an ankle broken.
The dwellings of Robert fcshull and Mrs.
Khull were blown away, and that of Thomas
Madison badly injured. The dwelling of
Thomas Hawkins was blown away. Mr.
Hawkins' wounds aro dangerous, and Mrs.
Hawkins' injuries aro considered fulaL
One of their children, one year old, was o
found 100 yards away from the house un
hurt. D. H. Clement's house was destroyed.
AT KIC1I II ILL.
Ricn Hili., Mo,, April 23. Tho most dis-c
astrous cyclono that ever visited this sec
tion of the country c:currcd hero about '
eight o'clock Thursday night. No damage
was done in the oity but west and south of
hero to the fcjtate line almost every building
was torn to pieces for a width of a half
mile. Six persons were killed in
the vicinity of Hume und Sprague
and many more seriously and others
fatally injured. The los of prop
erty 'will amount to fully 100.OJ'J, witfc
over 1 10,0 insurance. The storm traveled
iu a northeasterly direction and its velocity
was fearful. Tue entire country over
which it passed is strewn with all kinds of
debris, dead cows, hogs, chickens, bed
clothing, wearing apparel, etc. A lady's oi
dress was found over ten miles northeast j
of here, with other clothing. The current
appeared to divide about ten miles south- I
west of here aud part took au easterly di
rection, doing in neb, damage to life
and property in the northern por
tion of Vernon County. Hume station,
on the Missouri Pacific south of here, was
badly torn up only ono house left stand
ing. ''Doc" Whitfield's house, eight miles
south of here, was completely b.own awjy.
The most serious and awful work of tho
angry elements was at the farm of Miles
Miller, three miles west of .fcjprague. Mr.
Miller, his wife and child are lying side
by side in death as a result of tho
storm. Mr. Miller was a prosperous
young farmer, and had a magnificent
dwelling, barn' and other outhouses, which .
are to-day scattered over the entire coutf
ty. Nine fine cattle, several bogs and otter
stock are lying around dead aud many oth
ers crippled. The farm houses of the fol
lowing parties are entirely destroyed : Sam
Porter, George Hibler, L. Marinon, J. 0
Baugh, H. Overman, George Daniels, Mr.
G randies, Sam Bealy, L. C. Kobiuson, Itob
ert Robertson, William Petty and William
Pettit. The latter's house took fire and
Fort Smitii, Ark., April 23. A special
from Clarksville, this State, say: A terri
ble cyclono passed over this country, from
west to east, from two to threo miles wide,
at seven o'clock yesterday morning, pass-
ing north of Clarksville and doing fearful
damage. The following persons were
killed: Mrs. P. M. Turner; a child of J. M.
Reed; a grown daughter of G. D. Rowsey;
child of Mr. Ritter; two children of J. I
Uillett. Those badly wounded by falling
houses and flying timbers: P. M Turner"
and two children, Mr. Stovall. and wife, a
Milton Stone and wife, J. D. Rowsey anl
wife, Mrs. W. P. Btackburi and some ctul- '
dren, Frank Morgan and ono of bis chil
dren, and several members of Simon Wise's
family. The houses of all tbese parties
were blown down and scattered far and
near. The following persons lost their
bouses, barns and fences, which we re
blown away and totally destroyed : Thomas
Self, Mike West, O. C. Powles, Stephea
West, Sarah Burt, XV. M. Sword, James E
Van Gilder, John Wiley, John Nichols, Rube
Matthews, J. A. Russell, L. J. Woodward,
XV. P. Ford, M. F. Kirwin, S. H. Griffin, J..
J. Ford, W. H. Stone, John Poley, D. C..
Weaver, Alfred King, Reuben King,.
Andrew Moulden. Andrew J. Gostett, Jita.
Wlse, G. M. Fowler, P. IL Morgan. Con-
iderable stock was killed, all farms are
lying open, and many families will suffer
if not aided at once.