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WARRING ELEMENTS. A Great Storm Sweeps the Atlantic Coast. Wreck and Rnin Scattered in Its Wake. A Terrific dale Accompanied By Rain and Blinding Snow. Many Buildings Wrecked In Wadilng tom, Baltimore, Pittsburg and Oilier Cltlea—The Whit* nonie Damaged. Associated Press Dispatches. New Yobk, Nov. 23.—The storm of today, which has been so remarkable in its varied characteristics and far-reach ing in the area of it" sweep, will be re corded, especially in the log books of the telegraph and telephone companies, as having equalled if not excelled the paralysis wrought by the great blizzard of 1888. From numerous points come reports of damage, destruction and death, and not until the cessation of the warring elements permits the restora tion of telegraphic communication with points at present inaccessible will the full extent of the destruction be known. THE WAVK OF DEVASTATION. Originating near Southern Georgia or Northern Florida, this wave of devasta tion swept northward, bearing down the flimsy wires, snapping off trees and tele graph poles and wrecking substantial buildings. Reaching the Alleghanies it seemed to divide, one part going up through Eastern Ohio and West Vir ginia, to carry destruction into Western Pennsylvania and New York, the other following near the Atlantic coast-line, through Eastern Virginia, sweeping with terrific fury upon the capital of the nation, doing tremendous damage in that city and even endeavoring on the way to wreck' the White House, that historic residence oi the president of the United States. Leaving Washington it ruehed through Baltimore, on through Eastern New York to finally pass away in the north. CYCLONE!* IN THE SOUTH. Meager reports continue to be received oi Cyclones to the south and southeast. At Lawrence, Miss., a cyclonic center formed, passing over the same route as the One several years ago that destroyed the towns of Beauregard and Weston. One person was killed and several wounded, besides doing much damage. From Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania reports, as yet meager, outline destruction in every direction, accurate reports of which can only bo secured when the storm subsides. BADLY CRIPPLED WIKKS. The Associated Presa made strenuous efforts to secure a distribution of dis patches, every wiro to the west and southwest which seemed to promise an outlet being eagerly seized upon. Some news, for instance, wae handled south through Baltimore, reaching Chicago by way of Atlanta, Chattanooga, Mem phis and St. Louis; thence being dis tributed from Chicago to such points west of Pittsburg as happened to be fortnnate enough to possess workable . wires. THE STORM AT WASHINGTON. Washington, Nov. 23. —A heavy wind and rainstorm, amounting almost to a hurricane, passed over this city about noon today, doing great damage to prop erty. The walls of the new Metzerott music hall, in course of construction, blew down and several persons were killed and many injured. George White, a tailor, and one of his sewing women were taken out dead from an adjoining building and two others were badly h jrt. One of the reservoirs of the Wash ington Gas company was struck by light ning and burned. A section of the stone balustrade around the roof of the White House was blown down during the storm, crashing through the roof of the portico at the eastern entrance to the basement. A large portion of the portico was de stroyed with it. Later—Tonight it is learned that George White was the only person killed. The property loss in this city will reach a quarter of a million dollars. Reports of much damage come from points north and south. Harrisburg and Altoona say the storm was very severe there. DAMAGE AT BALTIMORE. Baltimore, Nov. 23. —Soon after noon today a wind and rain storm of unusual intensity struck the city, blowing down signs and chimneys and doing other damage. The roof of the oyater-pacfeing house of C. S. Maltby was blown off by the wind, and a number of persons work ing in the top story were injured, but none seriously. AT WHEELING AND VICINITY. Whßeling, W. Va., Nov. 23—A ter rific blizzard passed over the city today, and rain, snow and wind played havoc. From points outside the city come re ports of considerable damage. At Moundsville the carriage works were completely wrecked, and several men seriously injured. The West End glass works were blown down. From other points news of more or less damage is coming in. DISASTER AT PITTSBURG. Pittsburg, Nov. 23.—A storm of great violence swept over this city this morn ing, doing great damage and injuring several persons, one, it is thought, fatally. From all parts of Pittsburg and AUegehfeny come reports of damage by the storm. Houses were blown down or LOS ANGELES HERALD. unroofed ; trees and signs broken down, and telegraph poles torn up and wires broken. In the west end, a building in course of erection was blown down, crushing a small dwelling adjoining. The occupants all escaped bat Mrs. Pebbles, who was preparing dinner in the kitchen. She was probably fatally injured. Numerous accidents from fall ing signs and flying bricks occurred, but so far as reported they are not of a seri ous nature. Telephone and telegraph wires are prostrated all over the city, and commanication was cut off from all points for three hours. The streets are flooded by a heavy rain. DAMAOK TO THE COAL FLEET. It is feared great damage will yet re sult to the coal fleet in the river, on ac count of ths crippled condition of the telegraphic service. News from the surrounding -districts concerning the storm is meager. It is known, how ever, that it was severe at all points east and west, and a great deal of dam age was done, particularly along; the railroad). Great damage is reported along the line of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, west of Connellsville. At New Brighton, Pa., much damago was done by falling trees, chimneys, etc., and crossed electric wires Bot fire to sev eral houses. At Butler, Pa., several frame buildings were completely demol ishe 1, the occupants being buried under the ruins, but Joseph Manny, Jr., is tbe only one seriously injured. This eve ning the wind ia again very high in Pittsburg, and the rain has turned to snow. OIL DERRICKS WRECKED. The storm had a disastrous effect .up on the derricks in the oil fields. Old as well as new derricks were blown down and nearly all the districts within fifty miles of Pittsburg suffered a greater or less extent from the storm. The losses to oil men are roughly estimated at $25,000. At midnight a high wind still prevailed, and it was alternately raining and snowing. Communication by telegraph is still cut off from the east. All the wifes of the Wostern Union and Postal companies are prostrated between Pittsburg and Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and New York. The same condition prevails north, while west and south the wires are working but very poorly. THE STORM STRIKES MEADVILLK. Meadville, Pa., Nov. 23.—The storm struck here with terrific force at noon today. Many buildings were damaged. Shade trees and chimneys were blown down all over town. Reports ftom neighboring towns tell of serious dam age. No lives were lost. TERRIBLE WEATHER IX OHIO. Cleveland, 0., Nov. 28.—The storm here today was the worst in.a longtime. Rain has fallen continually since yes terday forenoon; the wind blew a gale all day. Tonight it is growing colder. The Erie road reports two feet of snow twenty miles south of tbe city. At Ashtabula, Ohio, the storm did much damage. A brick school building collapsed at 2 o'clock, The children were taken out by the teachers when they saw tbe storm coming, and none were hurt. Many roofs were blown off and other damage done.- At Akron the wind blew in the front of John Pringle's brick livery stable, and played havoc with signs and shade trees. The rain turned to snow aho it noon, and the fall is very heavy, seri ously interfering with telegraphic com munication. A blinding snow storm ia now raging at Canton and MaaEillon, and trains are delayed. \ southern cyclone. Nkpto.v, MiaS., Nov. 23. —A cyclone swept over Lawrence, four miles west of here, yesterday afternoon. Many houses were wholly or partly demolished and a number of persons were hurt, but only one fatally. A PANIC IN BUFFALO. Buffalo, N. V., Nov. 23.—A severe wind and rain storm here this afternoon did much damage to signs, chimneys, etc., and created a panic among pedes trians and street-car passengers. A FATAL EXI'KKIMKNT. A Boy Haa a Charge of Powder Fired Down Hla Throat. San Jose, Cal., Nov. 23.—Robert Hur ney, aged 13, met with a frightful acci dent about five miles above Smith's creek, Sunday. He had a shotgun and was cleaning it preparatory to going hunting. There being a charge of pow der in one of the barrels, he undertook to get it out in a peculiar way. He had been told once by another boy that in a case of this kind the proper thing was to blow down the barrel and place the tube in the fire, as the powder would then burn out through the tube like the lighted end of a broken firecracker. Young Harney tried the experiment, and the result was that the charge was fired down his throat. His palate was shattered and the muscles badly torn. He was brought to San Jose and taken to Oaklana wheie his father, William Harney, resides. His chances for recovery are doubtful. Two Brakemen Killed. Shelton, Wash., Nov. 23.—Before daylight this morning a logging train on tbe Washington Southern railroad was backing up empty cars to a logging camp for a load, when it encountered a tree which had fallen acfoss the track in a cut. Brakemen Baptiste and James Leisure were standing on fiat cars and were knocked down by the tree and both instantly killed. Fire ln Minneapolis. Minneapolis, Nov. 23. —Fire broke out tonight in the five-story building of the North Star Boot and Shoe company on Third street. A fierce wind was blowing and for a time it looked as though Tem ple court, the Nicollet house and other large structures must go. By hard work, however, the flames were confined to the first building. Loss, $350,000; partly insured. Killed by a Zip Stick. Spokane-, AVasb., Nov. 23.—The 6 year-old son of Max Bollock was killed today in a peculiar way. Some boys at the Franklin school were playing zip sticks. One of the sharp skewers flew into the tiir and struck the little boy in the windpipe. He staggered to his teacher and fell dead in toe hallway. A Suit fita well and proven Fine Tail oring when selected from the large New Stock of H. A. Qetz, 125 West Third atreet. TUESDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 24, 1891—TEN PAGES. FONSECA DEPOSED. The Brazilian Dictator Com- pelled to Abdicate. He Could Not Maintain His Ascendency. A. Sudden Uprising in Kio Brought Tilings to a Focus. Vice-President Plexotto at the Bead of the State-The Coop Practically Effected Without l.os* of rare. associated Press D Is Date. lies. London, Nov. 23.—Dispatches from Rio de Janeiro this afternoon bring the intelligence that tho opposition to Fon seca gathered in sufficient force to break through the barriers and make itself master of the situation. All that is known, is that the uprising was so for midable that Fonseca considered it impossible longer to maintain bis ascendency, and surrendered his author ity. In "resigning," as he called it, he declared that he did so in favor of Floriano Peixotto, vice - presi dent, or vice-chief of the provisional government, of which Fonseca wa9 head. Whether the opposition will be content to allow Peixotto, about whom little is known here, to assume the leadership of state, is not known, but it is not believed that be will be per mitted to act as chief executive, even temporarily, unless in sympathy with the revolutionary movement. Rio de Janeiro is in a state of great excitement, but reports do not indicate mob law or serious disorder. The up rising, however, had the effect of put ting a stop for the time being to' all kinds of business. The news that Fonseca bad resigned spread through the city like wildtire. Everywhere it was received with enthu siastic cheers and exclamations of satis faction. The provinces have not yet been beard from, but it is believed that the news of the dictator's downfall will everywhere be received with the same satisfaction as at the capital. The revolution at Rio de Janeiro only broke out this morning, and its woik was quickly accomplished. THE RISING IN RIO. Dictator Fonseca Compelled to Raw to the Popular Will. Rio de Janeiro, Nov. 23. —Peixotto is forming a government. The inhabitants of this city, wbosaavrjipathtee ba/e been with, the Congressional party, have at last thrown off all guise of adherence to the existing government and have openly declared their determined opposition to the dictatorship of General Da Fonseca, and they have resolved that he must abandon the presidency, which be has held for only a comparatively brief period. Like Dom Pedro, President Da Fonseca has quietly yielded to the de mand of the people that the executive of the Brazilian government be deposed from his office. The people of this city arose in arms against the dictator's government today. The uprising thus far has been very suc cessful, and tbe insurgents have accom plished the ends for which they have been secretly planning. Among the first things the revolutionists did this morning was to increase their store of arms and ammunition. A strong force made an attack on the naval arsenal,and after a weak and only half-hearted ef fort on the part of those stationed at the palace, to repulse the invaders, the latter took possession of the arsenal and all the munitions of war which it con tained. Only a few aliota were ex changed, and the poor resistance made by the delenders, ia shown by the fact that none of the insurgent force is re ported to have been killed or seriously wounded. A laborer in the arsenal, struck by one of the shots fired by the attacking party,is the only one of the contestants known to have lost his life in the assault. One of the cannon balls from tbe arsenal was badly directed and struck a church, causing considerable damage. The news of the uprising had a very disquieting effect, and created the great est alarm in the city among women and children, and those citizens who had not taken arms in support of either party, and when the fighting began at the arsenal and the rattle of musketry and the boom of cannon was heard, all were seized with a wild panic and fled to places of safety untii the firing ceased and the conflict was at an end. Tbe merchants and shopkeepers, fearful that their places would be looted, made haste to close their estab lishments and securely bolt and bar both doors and windows. All their preparations were unnecessary, how ever, for, as already described, tbe at tack on the arsenal was only of short duration, and beyond the smashing of the portions struck by cannon balls, no further damage was inflicted upon the propTty, and very little disorder pre vailed. - Soon the people were rejoicing at the overthrow of the dictator. The mem bers of his cabinet soon resigned, and a manifesto of Fonseca, announcing that he would bow to the will of the people, was issued. The state of siege which had been proclaimed, was atonce raised. It is expected that the members of the congreas dissolved by Fonseca will be recalled. MTNiMITB IX A TRUNK. An Accldont That Should Be a Lesson to Baggage Smashers. Pittsburg, Nov. 23.—A trunk contain ing dynamite exploded thia evening in the baggage car of a mail train on the Pennsylvania railroad as the train was passing Irvin. The explosion wrecked the train and tore a hole in the side of the car. The baggageman accidentally dropped another trunk on the one con taining the dynamite. The trunk was shipped from Phillipsburg, Pa., by Michael Gody, a Hungarian bound for Cambridge, O. He and wife were ar rested at Pittsburg, and at first denied that the trunk was his, but when con fronted with a picture of his wife found in the wreckage he gave in. He refused to explain why he was carrying the dy namite and was locked up. ' SOLID FOB THE rA I It. i California's 8300,000 Appropriation Is a Go—Supreme Court Notea. Sacramento, Cal., Nov. 23.—The supreme court today rendered a decision declaring the law appropriating $300,000 for the world's fair valid. The supreme court adjourned this afternoon. It is thought a decision will be rendered in the Bruner indict ment case tomorrow in San Francisco. The Sacramento grand jury met today, and resumed investigation of the "waste basket" scandal. Hon. C. N. Fox, harbor commissioner; W. H. Brown, Henry Cummings, and ex- Auditor Wright, of the Southern Pacific company, were called as witnesses. Tbe supreme court is rushed with business, so much so that the justices have been unable to draw their salaries for the past months of August, Septem ber and October, because of their in ability to comply with that provision of the Constitution which prescribes that go judge of the supreme court shall be allowed to draw or receive any monthly jtelary unless he shall take and sub riribe to an affidavit that no cause in is court remains undecided that has been submitted for decision for a period of ninety days. This the justices can Dot make affidavit to, hence no salary. Darlnst Attempt at Bobbery. Minneapolis, Nov. 23.—A daring day light robbery was attempted at the West hotel this morning. Shortly after 7 o'clock two well dressed men entered the room of W. A. Crawford, a guest, and were going through bis clothes when he awoke and began shouting for help. Bookkeeper Willis tried to inter cept them as they ran out, and one of them fired three shots at him. Though pursued by a number of the employees of the hotel, the men escaped. THE NORTHWEST WON. MINNEAPOLIS GETS THE REPUBLI CAN CONVENTION. San Francisco Did Not Cut Much of a Figure in tha Balloting— Quay's Resig nation Accepted and Clarkson In stalled in His Place. H ! * ' i Washington, Nov. 23.—There was bustle and confusion at the Arlington hotel this morning before the meeting of the Republican national committee. The leaders of the delegations prepared themselves for the presentation to the committee of the superior merits of their respective, cities, and were en gaged m canvassing the list of com mitteemen and holding' up the hopes of their delegations. Messrs. McKinley and Foraker Were con spicuous among the many persons thronging in lobbies and corridors and were everywhere greeted with marked consideration. The members of the committee, themselves, were slow in getting together; 11 o'clock was the hour appointed for the meeting, but at that time not more than a dozen mem bers were present in the hall. By 11:30 o'clock the doors were closed upon all but the members, and the committee held a secret session. The committee waa called together by Acting Chairman Clarkaon, every atate and territory being represented, except New Mexico, whose delegate was de tained on the railway. The lirat business "was the acceptance of the resignation of Chairman Quay and Treasurer Dudley. The resolutions of commendation adopted by the execu tive committee last summer, when their resignations were presented, were unani mously readopted. The action of the committee in naming J. S. Clarkaon, of lowa, aa chairman and \V. U. Barbour, of New York, treasurer, was approved. Garrett A. Hobart, of New Jersey,was elected vice-chairman, and after decid ing to allow one hour to' the repsenta tives of each city competing for the con vention, the doors were opened at 2:40. The roll of states was called in alphabetical order. When Cal ifornia was reached, Mr. De Young introduced as spokesman for San Francisco Congressman McKenna, who addressed the committee. The city of San Francisco, he said, would be found to have claims for consideration regarding not only her interests aud the interests of the Pacific section, but the interests of tbe Republican party. Mr. De Young alao spoke for San Francisco. Then ex-Senator Palmer, on behalf of Detroit, offered a hall to hold 10,000 in the center of the city, on a floating raft in tbe river, and said that the annexation spirit in Canada would be promoted. Hon. Mark Brewer, Congressman Al len and Senator Stockbridge also spoke for Detroit. Senator Washburn spoke for Minne apolis, and promised a hall with a ca pacity of 14,000, and plenty of hotels. Governor Merriam of Minnesota and Senator Casey and M. N. Johnson of North Dakota also spoke for Minneap olis. Judge C. R. Scott of Omaha spoke for that city, as did also Senator Manderson of Nebraska, Senator Carey of Wyoming and Hon. John M. Thurston. Chauncey Filley of St. Louis spoke for that city. F. S. New lands spoke for San Fran cisco. Governor Foraker was the first speaker for Cincinnati, and his allusions to the grand old John Sherman and President Harrison called forth tremen dous applause. Major McKinley also spoke eloquently ior Cincinnati. Mayor Gorlcy of Pittsburg and Hon. John Dalzell set forth the claims of Pittsburg. The claims of New York were next presented, Elliott F. Shepherd being the first speaker. He was followed by Sen ator Hiscock and Senator Hawley, of Connecticut, and Mr. Fassett. The first informal ballot resulted: New York, 9; Chicago, 0; Omaha, 6; Minneapolis, 13; Cincinnati, 4; San Francisco, 8; Detroit, 1; Pittsburg, 2; St. Louis, 1; Chattanooga, 4. The first formal ballot—New York, 10: Chicago, 0; Omaha, 3; Minneapo DOES BALED HAY . GROW ON ALFALFA TREES? Was asked us yesterday by a fresh arrival from Back East. We didn't give him a definite answer, 'cause we are not exactly posted on the subject. Besides that, . WE'VE GOT A HOBBY! WII!--ttafs it- -CLOT HI NG! Suits and Overcoats and Pants, And everything that a Man or Boy can wear, and at 25 per cent less than you can buy them for from any body else. We are the Rip-Roaring, Stur-um-Up, Hustling, Bargain-givers of the town. To see us is like finding coin. —— — lew Mien Eagle Clothing House, - Corner Main and Requena Sts., • UNDER U. S- HOTEL. . ..... ' ADLER k PRAM, Props. ED. 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It haa shown actual results of profits on policies already paid and on contracts now in force that have never been equalled by any other company in the world. From organization to January 1,1891, it has paid back in cash to its members and now holds securely invested for future payment $451,370,159, OVER SLXTY TWO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS MORE than ever received from them, besides paying all taxes and expenses for the past forty-eight years. A record not even remotely approached by any other company. It issues every legitimate contract connected with human life and its policies are the most liberal aud profitable known to underwriting. For rates or description of the company's bonds, consols, and investment secur ities, or life and endowment policies, address, giving date of birth, Southern Department, Pacific Coast Agency, Los Angeles, Calif., 214 South Broadway. Telephone 28. ALBERT D. THOMAS, Manager. DOBINSON A VF.TTER. Local Af-mwrw, lis, 14; Cincinnati, 8; San Francisco, 5; Detroit, 1; Pittsburg, 1; Chattanooga, 4. Second formal ballot—New York, 11; Omaha, 4; Minneapolis, 13; Cincinnati, 12; San Francisco, 2. Third ballot—Minneapolis, 15; New York. 10; Cincinnati, 13; Omaha, 4; San Francisco, 7. Fourth ballot—Minneapolis, 13; New. York, 7; Cincinnati, 15; Omaha, 4; San Francisco, 8. Fifth ballot—Omaha, 3; Minneapolis, 17; Cincinnati, 15; New York, 7; San Francisco, 5. Sixth ballot —Omaha, 4; Minneapo lis, 20; Cincinnati, 15; New York, 5; San Francisco, 3. Seventh and last —Minneapolis, 29; Cincinnati, 15; New York, 3. The convention will be held June 7th. ON TBE BOCKS. The Collier San Pedro Goes to the Bottom. Victoria, B. C, Nov. 23.—About 9:30 last night the large collier steamer Sa.i Pedro ran on the rocks about a quarter of a mile from the entrance to Victoria harbor. Tbe vessel was bound from Lomax to San Francisco with 5000 tons of coal on board. At daybreak divers were sent down to investigate, and re ported that the starboard stroke for thirty feet was torn away and water poured through the hole and filled tho bold in spite of the pumps. A large force of 'longshoremen was at once put to work, throwing the cargo into the sea, and at noon many tons had been discharged over tbe side. Tbe ship then settled and rolled to port, burying herself under the water. Tbe FIVE CENTS. bow alone remained above water. Many workmen had » narrow escape from be ing drowned. The attempt to lighten the ship has been abandoned. BANDITS BAFFLED. A Bold Attempt to Hold Up the l.os Angele* Express. San Francisco, Nov. 23.—Particulars of a bold at tern pt at train robbery have just come to light. Last Saturday, a little after 8 p.m., the Los Angeles ex press stopped at Pixley, Cal., on the way south. When about to start again, they were warned that three men masked and armed were waiting in the shadow of the tank house, just be yond tbe depot. They had been loiter ing about daring the afternoon, and were seen at ths last minute by a Chi nese, who gave the alarm. The train was backed some distance and then run by the ambush at a very high speed. No clue to the robbers has been found as yet. Emigrant .1 Frozen to Death. Knoxville, Term., Nov. 23.—A rumor reached this city tonight that in a snow storm in the mountains south of here, a wagon-train of emigrants westward bound was caught and frozen to death. There is much excitement here over the report, but it is hardly credited. Belgian Suffragist*. Brussels. Nov. 23.—The delegates of various labor organizations have decided that unless the government will shortly fulfill its promise to grant universal suffrage in Belgium, they will again be gin a general strike. Ask for the Agnes Booth Cigar.