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; i I! f : 1 1- i ! i i UNCLE SAM'S BIBTHHAY. Magnllcent Ce'.e'vrUo-i tho Co lumbian E":.pcshio:i. K Crowd of 30,"0I Vw-i i I'nrtlr piito to the DauioustriittoM '.'! of .Ml Na tlnnn Join iu til.' ' "re i,i i i ii . Tribute to the ?ir n.um Man Llbeny lloll. CiilCAdo, July 6. The world's fall was ablaze with patriotism yesterday. It was tho center from which the patri otic pulse of a liberty-loving people un- ' joying the manifold blessings of a land of the free and a home of the brave beat through the nation. All over the city, in the suburban residence districts as well as in tho oommercial center, the usual stillness of the night was broken by the crack ing and booming of fireworks and the shouts of merry-makers who were making a night of it so that the world's fair Fourth might be appropri ately nshered in with the true Ameri can spirit. Dabroke to the accom paniment of a salute of a hundred guns from the gunboat In the lake, and the reverberations of the cannon awak ened the sleepers and gave them no tice that it was time to be up and mov ing. The procession southward to Jackson park began as early as 0 o'clock, when the Illinois Central roaA started the first of its two minute trains, each car filled to the doors, and from that hour on the steam, cable and elevated roads, as well as the big steamboats plying the luke, found their facilities taxed as never before. "Old Glory" was to bo seen every where, hundreds of thousands of them, somo of the avenues leading to Jack son park being literally lined with trl colored bunting aud tho stars and tripes uh though in honor of the com ing of the conquering hero. The exercises of the day had a pre lude in a procession of the leading par ticipants. It left the city hall at 9 o'clock with the Second regiment, headed by. its band, to blaze its way over the boulevards. Heading the line was B carriage occupied by Mrs. I'erry Stafford, of Martha's Vinoyard, and a party of lady friends, and who held and nt intervals waved a priceless relic in the form of the original flag under which Paul Jones sailed with the au thority of congress, lichind came car riages containing the city officials and the members of the liberty bell com mittee. In -.tiled by W. (). McDowell, of New Jersey. The procession moved slowly for the boulevard. From curb to curb was packed vehicles of all de scriptions carrying their owners and guests toward tlw park, und it was nearly 11 o'clock when it reached the Fifty-seventh street entrance. Here a remarkable reception awaited it In side the gate lining the roadway six deep in military order, twenty thousand exposition exhibitors of ' ail rations were drawn up. Every man " carried an American flag; and each di vision according to its building or de partment, was headed by the dupurt ment chief and a band. As this pro cession passed through the ranks, the exhibitors uncovered and waved the flags, while the bands broke forth in mnlson with the .Star Spangled llanner. When the mayor's carriage had reached the head of the column the word of command was given, the ex hibitors faced ranks southward and the combined processions moved through the grounds, bringing up in the im mense plaza between the administra tion building and the terminal station. A portion of this had been filled in with chairs and benches and extempor ised scats, while in the rear enough standing room had been left for a hun dred thousand people who were willing to join in singing the patriotic music even if they could not get within a quarter of a mile of earshot of the perches. Iu front of the terminal building, facing west, a .-pucious grand stand had been erected. In the rear of the stand the gr.'at tio r of the term inal station, the broad .fairways und the balconies were packed wiOi speciol guests. During the wait the concourse was entertained with national airs that stirred Its llo.I and it. -tit it in enthusi astic mood. Ilehind the director general and vice president came the mayor and corpora tion, the national commission and board of directors, the ludy luunagers and several hundred speulul guests of the occasion. Helow the platform were the members of the Columbian chorus. mon and women fifteen hundred of them eaeh with a big Hag that later - on was to be waved in triumph to sig nalize the touch of the electric button that was to dedicato the new Liberty bell a thousand miles eastward across the continent. While the guesta were being seated on the platform, renewed enthusiasm was created by the appear ance of the venerable but sprightly woman from Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Mrs. Stafford, who carried in a card' board box her precious possession, the first American flag. She kept It close to her as site smiled and bowed her acknowledgments to the cheering mul Utude. She was given a teat under neath the small flag-pole areeted for the purpose of receiving the flag, which was fastened to the line ready for the ttoUUnr by Mrs. Stafford's infirm hand. Another diversion was created by ' the arrival of a delegation from the state of Washington bearing at IU noad a monster stuffed eagle hoisted high on a pole with the stars and atriDei fluttering beneath. When the last of the ruesU had been seated, Dl rector General PavU brought his gavel down on the table and called the mul titude to order. Rev. Dr. John Henry Barrows had been announced to deliver the opening prayer, but he was absent and In his place Rev. Dr. Canfield, of the Universalist church, was intro duced. "While these scenes hav ehanged from a wilderness to civiliza tion," he said, "the God of our fathers lias always been with the people of the republic" He prayed for divine bless- inir unon the president of the United States and all other assisting him in authority. Vioe l'ros'ilcnt Stev?3;i ao introduced. As he stepped to the front of the platform he was greeted with a rousing cheer. He spoke in stentorian tones, with considerable emphasis and gesticulation and succeeded in getting his sentiment to the hearing of the great majority of those before and about him. llrief and to the point, the address was frequently interrupted with applause, and it increased tenfold as the vice president retired. Then G. S. Pratt, of New York, came to the edge of the platform and at a wave of his baton the chorus rose and commenced the opening stanza of "Co lumbia, the Gem of tHe Ocean." Ity the time that the chorus wa reached the audience was wild with enthusiasm and it joined in the refrain with vim and vigor, tens of thousands of arms waving the stars and stripes overhead. It was a stirring spectacle, but it was tn bo Intensified later on. When the singing had ceased It was Vhe turn of Mayor Carter Harrison to speak in be half of the world's fair city. "The supremo moment Is at hand. said the mayor whose watch denoted that it was within a minute of noon. For a moment tho multitude stood breathless. Venerable Mrs. Stafford, shaking and trembling in every limb, uprose and grasped the cord of the flag pole. The moment Is here, snouiea tne mayor. A roar of cannon ana men with pulsicd fingers, the old lady drew the cord toward her and Paul Jones' flag, old and faded, but still a priceless emblem of liberty went up to the top of the pole in full view of the throng. Simultaneously Mayor Harrison drew the Jackson sword and brandishing It over his head shouted above the rourof cheers: "Men and women of America. Let every American swear at this mo ment and by this sword, that he stands ready to draw his sword In the defense of his country." Forward to the stand, like the roar of a tidal wave sweeping inland, came the voices of tens of thousands of res olute men, and the weaker voices of thousands of the gentler sex "yes, yes; we Bwear, we swear." From the balconies of the structures behind ana before, to the north and south, down from the dome of the administration building came like an echo tho deep, earnest roar: "Yes, yes, we swear, we swear;" still the mayor stood with sword pointed toward the flag like Ajax defying the lightning. I he mo ment was dramatic, intense; one of those moments thut are experienced but olio in a life time. There was not a man or woman in the vast throng but at a call from his country would have marched at the moment to the de fense of the flag. Then the scene changed. With a preliminary burst of melody the combined bands commenced the stirring strains of tho "Star Span gled lianner" and the chorus followed in unison. "Sing, sing, all sing," shouted Mayor Harrison, as the refrain was reached and flags, hat and handkerchiefs were waved. Never before, never again will Jackson park resound with such a burst of song as came at the word of command: "And the star spangled banner in triumph shall wave, o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave." Meanwhile, almost-unnoticed amid the frenzy of enthusiasm that had seized upon the assemblage, an other interesting feature of the pro gramme had been in progress. Just as the flag was hoisted Mrs. Madge Morris Wagner, of San Diego, Cal., and then Miss Minnie K. Mick ley, pressed the electric button upon the president's table. The Western Union had con nected a wire from the stand to the foundry in Troy, N. Y., where the new liberty bell was recently cast and im mediately thereafter the following message was received: To William O. McDowell. Chicago: The Columbian Liberty bell was sounded at the instant you closed the circuit at noon of this grand Independ ence day. nnd this ringing was fol lowed by the playing of national and patriotic airs on the grand chime made by us for St Patrick's cathedral. New York City. Thousands upon thousands of patriotic citizens have called to see this historic bell, many coming long listances. You can unnounce to the two hundred and fifty thousund friends who have made such splendid offerings to this bell, that their gifts have crys tullzcd into grand form, and that tho new Liberty bell has been set ringing to aid peace aud good will throughout the whole world. C. II. Mknkki.y." The following poem is a tribute to the sons and daughters of the American revolution and the new Columbian lib erty bell, composed by National Com missioner Woodside, of Pennsylvania: Mall, noble suns of patriot band, Who dwelt of jrore in this fair Und And heard Uiolr country'! csll. Who pledged their livre In freedom's cause; Who framed our eomtltutlonel laws In Independence hall. Hall, daughters of those patriot! sires. Whose brave example still Inspires Your present glorious pUn; To coat s bell whose tongue shall ring And to the breeze one anthem fling, "The brotherhood of man." And os this f lorloua natal day, The lightning ehall its tones oonver From M.ilue to Golden (J ale. The echoes of iu voice shall sound Wherever patriot hearts are found. In every sovereign state. May this sew Columbian bell. With notes of freedom proudly swell, ' Where'er that Rag's unfurled.' May millions hear Its magic chime In every land, In every clime, Around and round the world, May It ring tot-dest os that day, When women's wronga are cleared swsy. With billots In ber hand, The women of this land can vote Her i toloe of rulers, thus denoto Her equal rights demand Old Liberty bell will ling no more Its elsrlon notea of freedom o'er, To lands beyond the sea. May this new bell ring freedom's chime Until In Uod'i appointed lime Mankind shall all be free The paid admissions at the world's fair yesterday were 274,917. lllg Liquor Firm rails. Cinciksati, July 4. FreldburgHros., no of tho largest wholesale liquor firms In the city, failed at noon yester Iny for fWO.O'H): caused by stringency if the mon 'y market DEATH AND DESOLATION Mark the Path of a Oyolone in Northwestern Iowa. Tho Village of Pomeroy Wiped Out of Existence The Streets Filled With Dead and Wounded People. t Fifty-three Persons Killed, Seventy-fire Fatally Hurt and Over One Hundred More or Leaa Injured-Thrilling neHcrlptlon of the Awful Catastrophe, Pomkroy, la., July 8. Fifty-three dead, seventy-five fatally injured and 150 with broken limbs, cuts and bruises more or less severe. This is what the tornado of Thursday night accom plished in tho mutter of casualty. Tho town of Pomoroy is one complete wreck. There Is scarcely a house left standing. About fifteen acres of debris constitutes now what was Thursday a thriving village. Splinters are all that remain. Pomeroy is part and parcel of the prairie, the death-dealing wind having left it barren and desolate. Scarcely a tree remains. iPles of broken timbers and an occasional piece of furniture are all that can be found of what was once the largest buildings in the place. Two hundred and fifty houses were in all destroyed, nnd the money loss on these und their contents Is placed at f'iOO.OOO. i Ft. Dodok, la., July 8. The utmost confusion followed the advent of the storm, and it was several hours before the condition of affairs at POmeroy was known. As soon as the true state, of affairs was learned relief trains ove the Illinois Central were sent out with a corps of physicians, tents and pro- visions. j The town was in total darkness and the streets were filled with the wrecks of homes Bnd business houses. Tho scenes were nppulling as men with lan terns went about in the debris. In j somo instances entire lamines are wiped out, the mangled remains being found in the ruin of their homes. Tho cries of the injured were heartrending, and the general confusion was in creased by tho wailing of the survivors who were separated from friends or who hud relatives in the wrecks. The work of rescue was slow and the train load of helpers made little headway. The south half of the town was razed. There was no place there to care for the injured and a church which was just outside the track of the storm was turned into a hospital. In here the surgeons worked by the aid of lan terns and lamps. Those with broken bones were stretched upon the long pews, while others who needed surgi cal attention on less severe injuries were compelled to stand or lie npon the floor and await ther turn. The dead were laid out upon the ground in a vacant lot at the edge of the devas tated district Through the narrow aisles left between the dead bodies the survivors passed looking for lost ones. In the confusion it was impossible to secure a list of the fatalities. All telo gruph communication was cut off and trains could only be run to the edge of the town. The storm broke about 7 o'clock. All day long the clouds were scurrying across the sky. An occasion al shower would be followed by a hot burst of sunshine. Just before durk great banks of black clouds massed in the southwest and another in the west Just before 7 o'clock tho two threat ening piles moved toward one another nnd then joined. Tho clouds took on a green tint, which was pierced with the sun's roys for a moment. Then dark ness set in rapidly. The elements seemed to form about the combined clouds, though scarcely a breeze stirred the tree tops in the streets of Pomeroy. Those who were watching tho phenom ena say that a column of smoke like a cloud dropped to the ground and gath ered in strength as it advanced toward the town. They recognized it as a cy clone and gave tire alarm. Many sought shelter in cellars and others mounted horses to flee from the path of the com ing destruction. There was a dash of hail, a blinding flush of lightning and a deafening peal of thunder. Men and women ran wildly about the streets shouting and gesticulat ing. Tho cyclone struck the town at the southwest among the scat tering houses in the outskirts. Hoofs and shingles and sides of buildings were wrenched loose and were thrown to one side. On to the more densely populated district the monster of de struction swept, leveling all before it and leaving in its wake a cloud of splinters and wrecked homes, death and demoralization. Fonda, la., July 8. The tornado passed west and south of this place be tween 0 and 7 o'clock Thursday even ing, demolishing buildings and groves, injuring many persons and causing the loss of many lives. Farm buildings were razed to the ground and cattle destroyed, trees up rooted, fences leveled and general havoc created over the small area cov ered, lleyond and south of the town of Auralia the storm worked IU fury in a comparatively thickly settled neighborhood, and here the greatest loss of life was Inflicted, It is known positively that fifteen more people have been killed there. Not for years has this section been visited by such a terrible and sweep ing calamity. Oat Beyond Their Depth. TKiiiiK iiAi'TB, ina., juiy . ;eorge Carroll, aged 25, and George Halo, aged 10 years, were drowned in the Wabash river last evening. Halo and his sister, aged 10 years, were wading In the river and got beyond their depth. Their itruggle and screams attracted the at tention of Ocorge Carroll, who lives near the river. The young man with out disrobing went to the rescue. He toon succeeded in getting the girl to a placeof safety. The boy struggled, mak ing It impossible for the man to man ure him in deep water. Iloth sank to the bottom anil were drowned. The tedlus wore recovered. THE SPANISH CARAVELS Alrlve at Chicago and Are Aecorded a Royal Reception -Greeted With Boom ing Cannon, Ringing Bella and Shouts of Vaat Multitude. Chicago, July 8. With the colors of Spain and the discoverer of America flying from their mast-heads, the es corting fleet of United States vessela, steam and sail yachts, schooners and excursion steamers sighted the Colum bus caravels, Santa Maria, Plnta and Nina north of Kvanston at 10:45 o'clock yesterday morning. Five minutes later a salute of twenty-one guns was fired from the howitzers on board the Uni ted States revenue cutter Andrew John son and the United States man-of-war Michigan. The fire tug Cataract saluted with Btreams of water. The steam yacht Argo also joined in the cannon ade. The counterpart of Columbus' fleet wag lying in tow of the Hecla. When it was sighted the revenue cutter Johnson broke out the colors of Spain and Columbus at the mastheads, but the Michigan did not fly the Spanish colors until it reached the city. All of tho craft were profusely deco rated with flags of all nations, the larger vessels being decked out in rain bow form. When off the city break water the Michigan took the caravels in tow from thut point to Jackson park. Slow time was made after the Michi gan began to tow the quaint little ves sels into the port which will be their home until the close of the fair. When the domes of the white city broke up on the vision of Capt Concas, standing on the deck of the Santa Maria, he was lost in admiration. From the Iowa building at the north end of the park to the Casino and pier on the south were to bo seen continuous masses of human beings with eyes cast lakeward at the gayly decorated caravels and their modern escorts. At a distance the mass of human forms looked like a black fringe outlined in sharp contrast against tho white structures of the fair. At least 100,000 people welcomed the caravels to tho exposition. All of the military and naval repre sentatives wero in full uniform and the committee of reception presented a brilliant and impressive appearance. Upon the approach of Capt Concas, Director (ieneral Davis stepped for ward and, grasping and wringing his hand, extended to him and his otllcers a hearty welcome to the world's Co lumbian exposition. Indroductions to the officers and of these to the mem bers of the reception committee were next in order, after which the entire party took possession of the grand stand, in front of which 20,000 people had gathered. After a selection by the band, Director General Davis intro duced Capt Concas to the audience and requested Senator John Sherman, who sat upon his right, to make the ad dress of welcome. Senator Sherman, who was heartily applauded, responded in an approprl ate and patriotic address. When the senator concluded, Capt. Concas made a brief but appropriate reply. Secretary Herbert was called for and also made a short address. Several other addresses were delivered and the demonstration concluded with cheers for Capt Concas and his unique craft I JUSTICE BLATCHFORD DEAD. The Venerable Jurlat I'ssaee Away Peace fully at Newport, u. L Newport, R. I., July 8. Justice Samuel E. lUatchford died at his cot tage in Greenough place at 7:20 o'clock last evening. Death had seemed prob able for three days, but it was not until 3 o'clock in the af ternoon that the family realized that it was at hand, From that hour t . 1 1 , . i a i uuuge Diuicniuru tftr sank rapidly, pass- IWV in if away as if s. r. iii.ATCHFonn. asleep, airs, niaicn ford and Appleton lUatchford, the only son; also Dr. F. II. Kankin, his physic lan, were with him when ho died. Justice lUatchford arrived at his cot tage June l'J, and three weeks ago suf fered two slight paralytic strokes, from tho effects of which he did not rally. No arrangements for tho funeral have yet been made. Samuel E. lUatchford was born at Auburn. N. V.. March 0, 1H30. He prac ticed law In New York City for several years and in ISO" became judgo of the United States district court; April, 1878, judge of the United States circuit court; March 37, 1882, was appointed associate justice of the United States supreme court SENSATIONAL LETTER Found at Rome, N. 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