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?.- T. LOUIS REPU TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC Is Printed in .a- TWO PARTS, c PART L 8 PAGES. "WOIR, LID'S 1Q03 -FA IB. AMMPMMIatfNIMMMIVOTMfWMkf f In Sf. . l.onW Cltif Crnf. NINETYFOUETH YEAK. ST. LOUIS, MO., SATUEDAY, APEIL 26, 1902. -P E I C E J On i rnln-v j Ont-i;!p hi loiih. Two rntur ISSSOM FROIV! MONTANA VISITS WORLD'S FAIR SITE. WIGGINS FERRY COMPANY ABSORBED BLOWING OF MISCHIEVOUS WIND CREATED CARNIVAL IN STREETS. KILLED AND FIVE FATALLY INJURED M JOPLIN STORM, Mercantile Trust Company Acted as Agent for Purchasers in ?o,000,(K)0 Deal. Hurricane. Accompanied by Rain. Sweeps TIirou"h Southwest Mil? souri St. Joseph Left in Darkness u Result (if Electric Light Plant lieing Crippled Urea t Damage to Property in Car thage, Webb City, Carter,- ille. Galena, Sedalia and .Chillicotht Property Loss in .loplin Estimated at $200,01)0 Farmer Killed Xear Chillicothe. BUYERS' IDENTITY WITHHELD. jSlft"Vv Till? liXjlvye ! MOIMMRMMaMnMHMMHMipiMnilclHtHBMHBnHHBiMMBMHnnHH tl , " '.'' v .- s"V- fk V w Photograph by Murlllo MONTANA WORLD'S FAIR COMMISSION. Covernor J K Toole is seated. The other members of the visiting commission, reading from left to right, are: C. C. Conrad, A. J. Davidson and T. C Kurtz. Montana selected tho site for her building yesterday, on the plateau of States, to the itit of selections made by other State com missions. The site is near the Missouri buildings. The Montana Commission, in cluding Governor J. K, Toole, A. J. David son, chairman; Thomas C. Kurt, secretary and treasurer, and C. B. Conrad, member of the commission; John S. McNeill, editor of the Helena Independent, visited tho World's Fair grounds In the afternoon. BUTCHER CONDEMNS THE MEAT COMBINE S Official of Retail Butchers of Amer ica Declares a Meat Trust Does Exist. PACKERS MAINTAIN BLACKLIST. Will Supply Attorney General Knox All the Evidenc?-TJp' Wants Right in Wash ington. " The Hemibllo Bur au. 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, April 15 "The Beef Trust I responsible for the present almost prohibi tive prices of meat. "The Beef Trust is taking advantage of the fact that there Is a natural cause for the rise in beef and Is' using it as a Ievr to advanco the price of meats beyond, any real necessity." This statement was made unqualifiedly to-day by J. A Hoffman, second vice pres ident of the Retail Butchers' and Meat Dealers' Protective Association of America. Attorney General Commended. "It is a pleasure to note that Attorney General Knox has evinced an interest In suppressing the outrage, and that proceed ings are to be Instituted by him against the most Iniquitous combination that ex ists to-day In the United States," Mr. Hoff man continued. "The Beef Trust is not content to ran up the prices of meat be yond reason, but It is also controlling, to a great extent, the vegetable market The price of potatoes is to-day regulated by this same Beef Trust, the members of which profess to be working In the Interest of the public. Butter and eggs are not be ong the grasp of this same trust. Pnrxolngr Unlawful Method. "What do you think of this? And it Is only a rample. If I buy a lot of meat from tny ono of the bouses composing the trust and I leave any part of it in storage, even for a day, I can't buy from any of the oth er houses until I take it out and pay for it. 1 am blacklisted. "To make it plainer. Supposing I buy half a dozen quarters of beef. I take out five of them. The remaining ono I leave there for a day, because there has not been. a demand for so much as I originally or dered. We will say that the bill for the una Is due Friday. The houses as a rule close at 2 o'clock, an hour before the banks do. If I am there at 2:30 and wish to pay must go over until the next day and in theVneanUme until my money is received I am blacklisted. Packing-House Illnck List. "It does not make any difference who it is that is dealing with the houses compos ing the trust. He can't deal with any eth er house m the trust untjl his name Is re moved from the blacklist. There is not a deaUr In Center Maiket or any other mar ket of the city who has business with the trust houses who will not bear out my assertion. Mr. Hoffman said the officers of the Na tional AssociaUon of Retail Butchers and Meat Dealers can be called to Washington to assist in any investigaUon that the Gov ernment desires to make. The president of the national body is William J. Wagner of New Tork; secretary, Daniel J. Haly of Troy, N. T.: first vice president, Ira W. Etlllman of Danbury, Conn., and treasurer, Adam' Stadt of Providence. R. I. BURIED WITH SOUTHERN BADGE Mrs. 3IcDona7d Took Memento of "Hero Husband to Grave. An old Confederate badge, a memento of her husband, a Southern soldier, who fell In battle nearly forty j ears ago, was pinned to the shroud of Mrs. Catherine McDonald, who was burled from her home In Klrkwood Thursday, In accordance with the wish that she had cherished. Mrs. McDonald was 0 years old, but up to the time of her death was apparenUy In good health. She aiwaa cooked supper for her son. who is employed as a telegraph operator at Howard Station, and had Iain down to rest before performing this daily task Wednesday, when a servant went to awaken her she was found dead. Mrs. McDonald was buried from the Cath olic Church In Klrkwood. In her -will, which was filed yesterday, she left all her peogtrtr to her son. Governor Toole and the other members of the commission expressed their delight with the Exposition site and the location for the Montana building, which was assigned by Director of Works Taj lor. They were pleased with the idea of the Director of Works to scatter the State buildings as in a park. Instead of placing them, on a formal I avenue. MAY NOT REMOVE FAIR SITE GARBAGE Company Holding Oity Contracts Declares "Taylor City" Is Not Included. WANTS PAT FOR THE WORK. City Orders Refuse Disposed Of, but Mj.Butler Says Ordi nance Does Not Cover tho Parks. The disposition of the garbage at Taylor City and at other of the rapidly growing colonies of workmen on or near the World's Fair site may become an Issue between the World's Fair Company and the city gar bage contractor. John R. Butler, general manager of the Excelsior Haulinr and Transfer Company, which concern holds the contract, states that the conditions at tho Fair site do not come within the terms of the contract, and that, unles the Exposition Company makes provision for tho additional expense, he can. not dispose of the garbage. Under the agreement with the city, the Excelsior Company must collect garbage at any place within the city limits where there are paved streets and alleys, excepting within the parks. Taylor City is within the limits of Forest Park, and the roadways leading to it are unpaved. The ground has oeen recently plowed by graders, and the surface Is soft and uneven. Dally the number of workmen at the site is increasing and, as the work progresses, the limits of the park will contain a small city. Then will rise the mammoth build ings, and finally the Fair Itself will draw thousands. The matter of garbage removal for the Fair alone will then be almost on a par with the city contract. Mr. Butler claims it to be certain, so far as that por tion of tho Fair which Is withing the park limits is concerned, that the Excelsior Company will have no responsibility. Wednesday afternoon Mr. Butler was no tified that the company was expected to re move the garbage at the site. Thursday four teams were sent thither and as many yesterday. There is no sewage and the refuse collects in largo quantities from day to-day. In Taylor City alone are fifty-four kitchens, whereas on the Catlin tract are the tents of the recently imported colony of negro workmen. The heavy garbage wagons made slow progress over the rough roads, which yesterday were thick with mud. and two of the teams were com pletely mireu ror two hours. Manager Butler said that for a short Ume he would continue sendlne- th t.nTO the site as he had begun, but that In viw of tho Indefinite Ume which such work must be continued, he cannot promise to handle the garbage regularly unless some arrangement Is made with the FaJr com- ARCHBISHOP CORRIGAN'S CONDITION IS ALARMING. JIany Femona IValt In Vicinity of Prelate's Home to Hear Latest N'ews Front Sickroom. New Tork. April 23-Doctors Keyes and Delafield were In consultation this after noon over the case of Archbishop Corrigan. who has pneumonia. At the conclusion of the conference Doc tor Keyes, who is the Archbishop's regular physician, said: &uiar "The temperature of the Archbishop is one-half a degree higher than It was at this time yesterday. This speaks favora bly for his condition, but, considering hu age. his condition is nevertheless alannlntr" . Doctor Keyes said to-day that pneumonia ag a m0n f the ArChbkh The workmen who have been digging the foundations for the Kelly Memoriafchapel! behind the Cathedral, at FUUeth and Mad ison avenue, were sent home to-day. Num bers of Persons waited to-day near the arch. Harriman Syndicate and Terminal Association Mentioned as New Owners Stockholders to Get 300 a Share. The Wigqins Ferry Company's property yesterday sold for J5,000,000 to parties for whom the Mercantile Trust Company acted as agent. The Harriman-Illinols Central Interests and the Terminal Association of St. Louis are mentioned in financial circles as the buyers, but President John Scullln of the ferry company and Festus J. Wade of the trust company refuso to disclose who the buvers are as yet. The Wiggins stockholders will receive $50) for each thare of stock. The capitalisa tion of tho company Is Jl.OOO.CW and the I last rale of stock, quoted two weeks SO. was at JJ37. This remarkable rise was a source of astonishment among brokers, out few of them were able to pick any of it up. as It was kept out of the market. Between 150 and 200 persons own the stock and incy are scattered from Maine to Florida. Messrs. Scullln and Wade both said :es terday that no fifteen of these had owned a controlling interest in tho company. Mr. Scullln has been generally credited with owning a controlling interest, but this ho denies. He has, however, sold out n's hold ings completely and advises every cna of the holders to do likewise and on the same terms. The deal Is supposed to nave Deen on omy a few days and a trip of Mr. Wade's to New York Is recalled in this connection. Mr. Campbell also has been In New York of late. The final steps were taken Thursday night when Messrs. Wade and Scullln were closeted tlU midnight. At that hour they filed scores of telegrams to outside stock holders telling them of the Mercantile Trust Company's offer and sent "t similar cir culars to St. Louis holders. Every one was Invited to come or send word to tho Security building whether they would sell. By noon more than a controlling interest had been obtained and tho deal was completed. By May E, It is thought, few will have held back, tho delay being caused by reaching those who ere traveling. Important to St. Louis. "We wanted even- stockholder to know what was going on," said Mr. Scullln, "and we gave them timely notice. Each one will hao the opportunity to sell at the terms offered. When the new owners wish iO telia.o mo I am ready to step out. This deal is of great Importance to St. Louis. As far as I know, the company will go on the even tenor of its way." Tho Harriman story grow s out of tho fact that eight months ago the Illinois Central Company made an offer to buy the Wiggins Company. No one has jet volunteered to say what the price then offered was, and matters have remained quiet since. The Harriman merging of interests which brings the Chicago and Alton, the Illinois Central and poislbly the Chicago and Eastern Il linois and the Monon s steins Into one syn dicate with the Union Pacific to the west make it necessary for the vast ownership to look to It3 terminal facilities at St. Louis. These roads aro not represented in the Terminal Association and therefore the Eads bridge pril'eges cannot bo obtained on the same footing as the seven other proprietary lines. This state of affairs. It Is thought, gives foundation for the surmise that Harriman Is the buyer. VlECinn Ferry Company's History. The history of the Wiggins Ferry Company is identified with the history of the trans portation Interests of this city. Captain James Piggott In 1797 secured the exclusive right to coUect ferriage at St. Louis from the Spanish cemmander and established his first landing at the foot of what Is now Market street. He did not live long after ward and his widow leased the ferry to John Campbell for ten jears. Subsequently a fifteen-year renewal was obtained. The Piggott heirs, tiring of the property, then sold a five-sevenths Interest to Messrs. Mc Knlght and Brady, the other two-sevenths later being convened to Samuel Wiggins, from whom the company takes its name. Finally he bought out the McKnlght-Brady interest. In early das s rowboats were used, then horse-power, and. In 1818, steam power. Captain Henry Sackman, who for fifty 3 ears was in the company's employ, and is still In the service. Is one of the few old time survivors, and he likes to tell of how the St. Clair made her trips twice each day, stopping at the Morgan street landing as well as Market street. Early In the thirties Samuel Wiggins disposed of his holdings to a company of leading St. Louis men. Including O'Fallon, Pratte, Christy and Mulliken. The business expanded coincidently with the growth of the city, until In 1S42 a new company was formed. It ran along prosperously until the charter expired. In 1SSJ It was neces sary to induce the lawmakers to grant a new charter, which was asked for perpetu ally, and some franchises were aIo sought. There was much opposition at the time, tut the company finally got what It wanted and the grant went to Andrew Christy, William C. Wiggins, Adam L. Mills, Lewis V. Bogy and Napoleon B. Mulliken. When in 1822 Sammuel Wiggins sold his rights he also transferred property which has since become very valuable. He con trolled about LOOO acres along the Mis sissippi River on tho Illinois side, after wards known as BIcody Island, all of which Is now covered by tracks, yards, ware houses, elevators and landings. Former Presidents of Company. William C. Wiggins, who in the thirties purchased with others from Samuel Wig gins, his brother, was president and main tained an active Interest In the company till his death in 1833. whereupon his son, Samuel B. Wiggins, who had become a large stockholder, took the presidency of the com pany until he died shortly after the Civil War. In 1S7S Napoleon E. Mulliken was president: then Peter L. Foy. then J. J. Scanlan and In 1882 Samuel C. Clubb. with Frank L. Rldgely vice president, and Henry L. Clark, secretary and tKasurer. Messrs. Clubb, Ridgely. Charles Thaw. Ernest Peugnet and Charles Wiggins. Jr., composed the board of directors. , In 1SSS John Scullln, who yesterday acted as the stockholders' representative in the sale, was elected president. A. C. Church Is vice president and the board of directors elected at the same time Included John W. Turner. R. P. Tansey and Ernest Peugnet. By a Republic Photographer. AT THE CORNER OF SEVENTH AND OLIVE STREETS. Pedestrians assumed the attitude of the military salute, not from choice, but to save their hats. Stranse pranks were played by the winl which blew through the streets and swept the pavements yesterday. Officially Doctor Hyatt reported the velocity at thirty miles an hour, which is three times gi eater than normal, but to the man and tho woman in the street, it seemed much greater. It was a good day for the oculists, and the persistent regularity with which the motes and beams and pieces of brick found lodgment In the ejes of pedestrians made St. Louis a weeping community. A strong gust of wind blew a bank book from om the hands of an emploje of the Win- ner Magazine containing a certified check for J3.O0O and other valuable papers, which he was sent to deposit. The joung man frnva chncn fmm T'li-htti nnil Phnetmit streets, many blocks south, but only re. covered the bock. Payment on the check has been stopped and loss to Its owners prev ented. Lost hats were of common occurrence Some were captured after long and exciting chases, and In several Instances they had to CONDUCTOR CAUSES MONEY'S ARREST Senator Pleaded Not Guilty to the Charge of Cutting the Man's Hand. CASE TO BE TRIED THURSDAY. Fare Collector Confident That En counter Will Not Result in the Loss of His Po sition. The Republic Bureau. 1Mb. St. and Pennsylvania. Ava. Washington, April 23. To-day a sequel ap peared to the encounter between Senator Money of Mississippi and street-car conductor. The Senator had sworn cut warrant for the conductor's arrest and the latter retaliated by swearing out another for Senator Money's arrest, on a charge of cutting the conductor's hand. The warrants were served on both and the case Is set for hearing next Thursday In the police court. Tho Senator was arraigned In court to day to answer the charge. He pleaded not guilty and elected to be tried before Police Judge Kimball, Instead of a Jury. The car conductor did not seem. In the least Impressed by the fact that his oppo nent was a United States Senator. He ex pressed himself as confident that his en counter with Mr. Money yesterday would not result In tho loss of his Job. The Capital Traction Company says it In tends to see the matter through. Mr. Dun- lop, the attorney for the company, who Is I defending the man, said: "The company Intends to see a thorough investigation of this case. We want to get at the rights of the case." Senator Money is equally determined to prosecute tho case. "SOFT HEART SOMETIMES SIGN OF A SOFT HEAD." President Roosevelt Refnies to ITonor Governor Jeff Davis's Request for n Pardon. REPUBLIC SPECIAL, Washington. April 23. Governor Jeff Dav is of Arkansas called on Preslden Roose velt to urge the pardon of a man named Jacobson. who Is serving a term in a Fed eral Penitentiary for violating the national banking laws. The President listened to Governor Da vis's appeal, but declined to grant the re quest. Before he left the White House the Governor remarked: "Mr. President, I am afraid you have not a soft heart." "Perhaps not," replied the President, "but sometimes a soft heart in a public official Is a sign of a soft head." OBJECTED TO NEGRO ON JURY. Grand Jurors at South McAIester Went on a Strike. RETUIILIC SPECIAL. South McAIester, I. T.. April 3. The Federal Grand Jury, which has been In s's sion here this week, openly rebelled thlj morning and refused to perform any labor until 3 p. m. Tho cause of the revolt wis the placinj of a negro. P. S. Weber, editor of a local paper, on the Grand Jury as a substitute. The Jurors, most of whom are Southerners, served with the negro yester day afternoon, but at the opening of court this morning they resented the negro's presence by going on a strike. After watting seven hours for the Jury to consider their action. Judge Clayton or dered them brought Into court and deliv ered a lecture lasting forty-five minutes, in which he gave them the alternate of per forming their work or going to Jail for con tempt. The severe lecture had the desired effect .and the Jury returned to their labors Trtthoot further delay. be fished out of scuttle holes and sewer openings. In the alley on the west side of the Union Trust building a spring derby blew Into a coal hole and for several min utes the bare-headed loser waited while the fireman below, in responds to several shouts, returned the hat. On Olive street, in front of the Post Of fice, two men happened to hive their hats blown off at the samo moment. The en suing chase was enoueh out of the ordinary to cause many persons to top and watch it. Ono of the losers was fat and the. other lean, and the latter led the race and made a lunge for his hat. The fat man bumped , into him and both came near being, upset. The hat belonging to the lean man escaped the angry clutches and bowled along. Join- ing the head covering of the fat fellow. Tor more than a block the two hats seemed to be plajing tag with each other. They crossed and recrosed until in the stretch neither owner could tell whose hat ho was chasing. Their mad flight was stopped by kindly bystanders, whilte the fat man and the lean man hell a council to determine ownership and express their feelings in chorus. SHIPS SAIL ON FRIDAY; BREAKS SUPERSTITION. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. New York. April 25. The White Star Line has Instituted a service of Friday sailings from this port. The Cymric sailed this morning. It marks the inauguration cf a new movement that will ultimately smash the old' superstition about the bad luck at tending the departure of a ship on a vovage on a Friday. None of tho lines has ever had Friday as a sail ing day. The Institution of a Friday service H Is also significant, as It may be re- garded as the opening wedge for a daily transatlantic service. STEAMER SUNRISE WAS BURNED Crew Forced to Jump Into the River No Lives Lost. TtnnjULic speciat.. New Orleans, La., April 23 The steamer Sunrise of the Red River line, which ar rived here at midnight, from Shreveport, was burned at her wharf at the foot of Graier street at an early hour this morning. ' The cause of the fire is unknown, but it spread so rapidly that the passengers and crew had to Jump Into the river, where they were rescued by tho onlookers without loss of life. The Sunrise was built at Louis ville five years ago, and was valued at $23, Ctt) and Insured for J12 500. "About half her cargo, valued at J20.00Q. was lost. LEADING TOPICS -IN- TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING A"" BUD AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 17 THE MOON RISES THIS EVENING .T 10.24. WEATHER INDICATIONS. For St. Loni and Vicinity Fair and cooler; probably early morulas bow ers. JlUnonrl Fair Saturday) colder In cast and South. Sunday fair, warmer. Illinois Fair and colder Saturday; Sunday fair and warmer. PAIITI. 1. Conductor Causes Money's Arrest. Wiggins Ferry Company Absorbed Butcher Condemns Meat Combine.' 2. City W1U Welcome Cardinal Martlnelll. 3. New Jefferson Committees Named. State Organization of Jefferson Clubs. 4. Browns Lose to Cleveland 10 to 0. Cardinals Win From Cincinnati 9 to 8. E. Race Results and Entries. 6. Editorial. German Dramatlo Society to Give Falr and Bazaar. Governor Stone and Carnegie Library. 7. Book News and Gossip. 5. Acticn De'ayed on Appropriation Bill. Fontana Appoints House Committees. Missourlans Among Last to Depart. PART II. 1. Mrs. Cabanne Tells Her Experience. World's Fair Forces Move to 'Adminis tration Building. 2. Congregatlcnalists Adjourn to Meet In Brookheld Next Tear. Toung People's Societies. v Work of Presbyterians Over. 7 3. Fultcn County Gives No Instructions. Railway News From All Points. 4. Republic "Want" Advertisements. Birth, Marriage and Death Records. Real Estate Transfers. New Corporations. 5. Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Ad vertisements. 6. Stock Values Steady en Local Exchange. Seesaw In New York Stocks. 7. Summary of St. Louis Markets. Grains Again decline on Weather Condi tion. 8. Admits Giving Order to "Kill and Burn." Dun's and Bradstreet's Weekly Review. . Airship to Race With Automobile. ' HEAVY RAINS IN MISSOURI WILL H40v SUGARY OF & A high wind, developing into a hurricane at several cities followed by a. heavy rain, visited nearly ecry part of Misccuil scree time yesterday afternoon and la3t night. The greatest damage was dene at Joplir.. T.vo persons were killei there in the wreckage of houses, and half a destn or more injured. Tho property dam age was estimated last night r.t J.CO.KP. Abcut fifty hoi-ces were blown down, racsf of them being of light structure and Inhabited by the poorer class of people. St. Joseph was left in darkrets Ust night, at, a result of the city electr.c light plant being partially v.rceUtd by the high wind. As at Joplin. the wind blew a hurricane at St. Joseph. At the latter city the rain was preceded by a Band storm, which did much damage to the business houses. At Chillicothe there was a windstorm approaching a hurricane In velocity. One man, a farmtr, was killed by being struck with a falling limb. Fences were blown down and lighter structures damaged considerably. Telegraph ar.d telephone wires suffered fcadly in many sections cf the State, for at nearly all points a high wind preceded the rain, and in a number of localities the wind greatly Increased when rain commencd fn'lirg. There was much rejoicing over the northern part of the State, which was suffering from prolonged dry weither. The drought was becoming a most scrlcus matter north cf the Missouri River and west of Jefferson City. Including all the western and southwestern portion of the State. From a number cf points reports say that more rain fell In half an hour jestcrday afternoon than all the rains combined since last sprirg. The fall averaged an Inch or more in almost all Iccalltles, and in some much greater. Circuit Court was In sessicn at Macon when the rain commenced falling. A case was being tried by a jury. The Judge noted the patter of rain drops and the smiles on the faces of the Jurjmen, most of whom were farmers, and ordered a recess. Then Judge, jury, lawjers and all vallted out and allowed the blessed rain to fall on them. At KIrksvIlle the people thanked heaven most devoutly for the great blessing i ofa good, soaking rain. In brief, at all approached a dangerous velocity, the people were still tl'ankful to note the end of the drought. Farmers say the wheat crop is now assured, and they look hopefully forward to a bountiful yield of all crops. Only a part of Kansas received any beneficial rains. In the southern part of that State there were fierce wind storms, and in many localities the air was darkened with sand and dust, doing much damage to crcps. Only the eastern portion of the State seems to have been visited 'ay a heavy downpour. There were light rains in Northern Illinois in the forenoon, and last night the southern portion of the State received value to the growing crops. No storm mere was a general rain over mest of Iowa. Sioux City was in darkness a portion or the forenoon on account of the overcast sky. This was followed by a high wind, blowing at the rate of seventy-two miles an hour, a heavy rain, which finally turned into snow. Nebraska was treated to a great variety cf weather. There was a severe storm at Omaha. One death is reported from there, and much damage to build ings. At Lincoln there was rain, hail, a high wind and snow in that vicinity of the State. D The Dead. SIARTIU COPE, negress ESTHER HUNTER. Fatally luiircd. BtDWELL HUNTER J1JIS. A.NXA HCMEB. KRUGElt. a boy. REPUBLIC SPECIAlZ Joplm, Mo., April 23. Joplin this afternoon experienced the most destructive storm in its history. At least two rcople were killed outright, five were fatally injured and a score or more were more or less seriously hurt. The fury of the storm broke loose upon the city at 4:33 in the afterno.n. There was np premonition of its terrible violence. There was an utter absence of the usual funnel-shaped cloud, and it looked no more threatening than the ordinary spring thun der shower. The wind that did the damage was a straight gale, but it was of a terrible velocity, wiping out scores of houses in the smith tinrt r.t ih i i j . .1 south part of the city and reducing to kindling wood a hundred thousand dollars' worth of the finest mining plants of the district. Havoc of the Storm. The worst havoc played by the storm was In a district about four blocks wide, commencing on the western limits of the city at Seventeenth street, and ending at Seventh street on the east. No damage was done south of Sixth street. Within this narrow belt the destruction that was done Is visible on every hand. Most nf the houses were not completely razed, but there is scarcely a building In the district that has not been more or less Injured. The killed and injured were the vic tims of flying debris or falling wails. The two women who were killed lived on Moon shine Hill, as did also three of the fatally Injured. The negress. Mrs. Cope. wa3 sick in bed, and it Is thought died as much from fright as Injuries. Mrs. Hunter was struck by flying timbers. It is feared that the sroall mining camps at Central City and Cave Springs, four miles west cf here, have suffered much loss, as apparently they were In the path of tbe storm. Many Narrow Escapes. There were many narrow escapes from death at Joplin in the part of the city oi-"u dv me neaviesr part or tne storm. The home of the family of Mrs. Nell Sulli van at iiul liua suctt was destroyed and all the family were Injured by the flying timbers. Mrs. Sullivan was very badly hurt about tbe face and bead. The 2-year-old baby was blown about fifty yards from the house Into a pond of water and was there re'eueu irom arewning inrousn ine neroism oe lis i-ear-oia Dromer, wno aau also oeen wounded In the storm. The father of this family was away in Colorado. One room of the residence of S. D. Brower on Ivy street was also blown away. One of his young sons was blown a dis tance of three blocks, but was only slightly hurt. William Jones, living at Twelfth and Byers, was also caught in the falling tim bers of his dwelling. He was hurt about the head and his injuries are probably fatal. Fury of the Storm. Passing east from the main portion of the town, the storm expended the princt- ' pal part of its fury on the district known as Moonshine Hill and Villa Heights, a suburb lying two miles west of the city. Three people were killed on Mconshln Hin. which Is within the city limits. News of the terrible destruction here did not reach the main part of the city unUI late to-night, when full Investigation was Impossible. The Hill at present Is a tangled mass of timbers, not a single housa being Wt standing. The district wa thickly populated and mainly by miners, who live in little shacks, which proved easy prey to the elements. A terrible catastrophe was enacted In the little home of BIdwell Hunter, on the Sev enth Street road. Not one timber of this house was left standing on another. The skulls of BIdwell Hunter, his wife and An- nle Hunter, his mother-in-law, Marian Hicks, were fractured, and there is little hope for any of them living. A 2-year-old child. Esther, was so badly injured that, she died soon after the storm. Adjourned Coart to Enjoy Rata. REPUBLIC EFECIAL. Macon, Mo., April 25. While Superintend ent James McGrath of tho Walsh Construc tion. Tr-mpTr waa on the stood In tha Cix- GREATLY BENEFIT THE CROPS. X00.0$0.40 STORM'S S1AVOC. points in Missouri, even where the wind a drenchins v.-hich will prove of Immense damages were reported from Illinois. $ O cult Court a rain came up and the drops were' heard distinctly as they fell In tha Vat'd bTTow. It was a suund that has Uten distressirgly uncommon in this part of Missouri for the past year. Most of the jurjmen on tho case were farmers. Tbey. I began to get restless, and the Court, ob serving tnis, saiu: "Gentleraeo. suspend for a while. ThU court will stand adjourn-d. so the Jury caaj go cownstalrs and walk around in the rain. Guess we can afford to lose a few minutea to observe these curUsit.es of nature oc casionally." And the Judge, jurymen, lawyers and all adjourned to the Vard below, where they," could "feel it come-down." More Thau an Inch in 25 Minutes. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Columbia. Mo., April 23.;-Comme2cins at 5:10 this afternoon one and eight-hundreds inches of rain fell here in less than twenty five minutes. The storm was accompanieut by a w Ind blowing thirty-five miles an hour. ine Liniieu states u earner Jjuieau station here M. . ,,, ,hn ,otnl raIn ,, for ,hU month up to to-day was only ninety-eight hundredths of an inch. The statement Is" also made that the storm, extended over the1 wholo county at lsast. Among other ad vantages It supplies much needed stock, water in ponds and creeks. Secretary George B. Ellis of the Mlsssourl State Board uf Agriculture says the fain I will also be a great benefit to the wheat' crop, which was beginning to suffer. Grass and meadows will be much Improved. Shelby County Happy. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Shelby villc. Mo., April 23. A heavy rain . fell in this city this evening, also one and one-half inches of rain last night, and Un people of Shelby County are feeling mueh, encouraged ov er the crop outlook. Most all the corn is planted and will now com up. rapidly. Grazing is fairly good and will be much better in a few days. Wheat and Oata, promise an lmmea&e yieid, and the acreage is large. Joy at Louisiana. . REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Louisiana. Mo , April 23. Terrible hot winds w htch have prevailed here slues Sun day brought rain this evening, the heaviest'' downpour of rain Pike County has had for more than a vear. The rain was accom- panied by much wind, but no damage was done, and only Joy prevails to-night at tha end of the drought. Good Crops Assured. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Unlonville. Mo., April 23. The long-eon-, tinued drought In this section was broken by heavy rains last night and to-day. assur- tng good crops In this county. Will Save Oats and Hay. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. ' Auxvasse. Mo , April 23. The heaviest . rain fell here this evening that has fallen for twelve mouths. This rain was badly needed and probably will save the oats and hay, which had been almost zlven up by the farmers of this community. Two Ruins ac iloonville. REPUBLIC SPECLVL. , Boonville, Mo., April 25. A heavy, soak ing rain fell throughout Cooper County yesttrcay evening, which was followed by a stlU beUer do'DPour this evening and to- n-gbt. Rain and Slrons; Wind. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. . Moberly. Ho, April 23. A terrible wlnd lj and rain passed over this section at 430 this afternoon, laying down fences and, breaking trees- The rainfall was the heav iest here for six months, and will be worth " thousands of dollars to growing crops. wires are down in nearly an directions around Moberly. The wind is still blowing fiercely to-night. Rained Seven Hoars. Eldon, Mo., April 25. A seven-hour rala fell in Millir County to-day and to-night, completely breaking tbe drought, and great ly benefiting all crops. PraWInir Heaven at KlrkavlUe. ' REPUBLIC SPECLVL TflrVIII ?n AnHl "Sffcl. 1. 1 !..Utr 3 was visited by a solendid rainfall i.kSI night of fully one Inch, which was f oUowe4'''" ?fl "bv acother this afternoon nf nrY,n&P' 41 another inch. This Is the greatest ralnfairaaaj within tne same time that has visited thla-"-5; , SvsUIsmea m Pmf Two, k. -1 SI m If .fV . . $-2 ftgjga--.va,ja p-fcyga- &S&aSXb3S&Gt$&& -,4SsjekePKSiiSSSSSals!S r '-fc 3-vii ,""C" -. I' .