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m ' / / WILMINGTON, DEL., THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 , 1888 . NO. 81. ONE CENT. CROSBY & HILL We would remind our friends and customers that we expect to remove to our new stgre room on Market street [above Sixtli early in Septem ber. We are still offering many remarkable bargains which shrewd custumers, who know a good thing, are taking freely. We also continue to give, and shall do so until we move, a Discount of Ten Per Cent. on all regular goods c.\ [cept Prints, Muslins, War ner's Corsets and Pearl Shirts, [also all marked-down goods. [A reduction of 10 per cent. Imakcs our gooes very cheap. [You get a dollar's worth for 90 [cents, which is an important litem. We prefer to lose 10 [per cent, than remove our [stock to the new building. SPECIAL. Linen Damasks from $1.00 down to 75 cents, and 75-ccnt poods down to 50 cents. These poods are worthy the imme diate attention of every house keeper in the city and vicinity, is we believe no such value was ever offered. BLANKETS. On Saturday morning ■shall place on sale our entire ■reserve stock of Blankets at Hlwo per cent, from out regular ■tow cash prices. We will also ■offer a lot of 104 Blankets at ■70 cents a pair. No discount. we of of showing [special and remarkable bar gains in We some are DRESS GOODS, Ask to see the 36-inch checked Wool Tricots at 25 cents a yard, and the 50-inch plain Broad Cloths at 4 7^2 cents. We think you will be surprised and pleased with these goods. Now is the time to save money on all kinds of useful ■and desirable DRY GOODS. OUR Hosiery Bargains. Are attracting a great deal of attention. Every person should see them. Respectfully, CROSBY & HILL HELP WASTED. \\'F, WISH TO EMPLOY A FEW SALKS V* man on salary to sell our goods by sam ple to the wholesale and retail trade of Wil mington, Del., and adjoining states. Wears the largest manufacturers of our line iu the Send two cents in stamps for narticu Isistals answered. CENTENNIAL country, lars. No M'F'O <'()., Cincinnati. O. WANTED A PARTNER, SILENT OR tt active, with f l.GW to $2,000 in a firmly established paying business. Addro«« W, thia •Am. *117ANTED. AN ENERGETIC MAN TO ▼ » canvaaa and collect. Apply 704 Market street. DRESSMAKING. n i l Kss i| A KING IN ALL ITS BRACHES at «09 W. Seventh street. Cutting done by draught; fit guaranteed. BOARDING. GENTLEMEN BOARDERS; WANTt D v v also l ible hoarders. No, 819 Orange stro.it. LOST AND FOUND. 1^0! NI).- HAY MARE WITH 1 WHITE 1 hind foot. Owner can have her by proving property and paying charges. H. L. McVoy, No. 200 W. Front street. AMUSEMENTS. P P. PROCTOR'S ACADEMY OF MUSIC GRAND OPENING OF THE SEASON. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 27, 28 and Ä9. Matinees, Tuesday and Wed ne s daX. The popular comedian GEORGE HOLLAND And an admirable company of player*. Mon day night and Tuesday matinee. "Our Ameri can Cousin;" Tuesday night. "School for Scan dal;" Wednesday Matinee and night, "Money." Thw nights, commencing Thursday, August 00, matinees Friday and Saturday afternoons, Martin Hayden, In ".V Boy Hero." INSTRUCTION. HORT-HAND AND TYPE-WRITING SCHOOL. MONDAY AND FRIDAY EVENINGS. Board of Trade Rooms, Exchange Building, SEVENTH AND MARKET STS. S The above school will reopen September 3, 18<8. Both sexes admitted. A number of young ladies and gentlemen hare already iteen en rolled. No additional charge for instruction in type-writing. No text hooks used, students being instructed from Fay'* Short-hand eoinpe pupils of instruction. Terms reasonable, particulars address ndium. which is conceded by former to be far superior to any other method For full R. .1. KAY. Stenographer. I* O. Box S25. Wilmington. Del. I 8KIENDS' SCHOOL. Fourth and West Streets. Will reopen !>th month (September), loth, 188 s. Primary, Intermediate and Academic De partments. Tee principal will he at his office after 9th month. 3d Catalogue« at C. F. Thomas & Co.'s. ISAAC T. JOHNSON. Principal. 1 I j LICENSE APPLICATIONS. !. JAMES A. KELLY, HEREBY tier that on the 17th day of Sop-! tembor next ensuing, being the first day of 1 1 ■ September term of U'C Court of General Se «ion, in and for New C'a? to the Honorabl Been not less than drunk on the to 1 k> carried « Shipley street«. In the Seventh of Wilrn'rij-'toM. and l.:c f.ri! rcnsied .. sportable citizens of said ward recommend tho j irrantingof the application, viz: James Monaphau, LA. Righler, L. V. Nidndsoi», H. F, Perkins, Thomas ( London, Gilbert Barrett. John Donahoe. William H. Herbert, John C. Jackson, John D. Davis. George Churchman, Charles XI111er, tV. J. Moreland, a A criv <tlt> county, twill apply 1 Bulges of said l ern t for » t "" e11 "nè-hnîf galbiiu 'and* hol"to'' ' premise at the ncr Tenth and , an! of the ell j | The sah) I XV. it. It. Griffith, .1 aim-; Charles Oram Funk, O. I). Cleland, * . King, ■ ■ ayers, Andrew Troynor, Chambers K. Kemble, XX". P. Bratton, J. ( . Ware, D. F. Holston, Caleb Miller, C. XV. Kitselman, Paul Mark. JAMES A. KELLY. OTICE.-I, JAMES M. BARTON, THE tenant 1U5 East Water street, i X »f the house situated at No. Second ward of the city of Wilmington, county and State of Dela ware, in compliance with the requirement» of the acts of the General Assembly in such cane made and provided, do hereby give notice that I shall apply in writing to the Court of General Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery of the State of Delaware, in and for New Castle county, on MONDAY, the 17th day of September, A. D., 1888, being the next term of said court, for a license for said house as an inn or tavern for the sale therein of in toxicating liquor. - in less quantities than one ouurt, to be drunk on the premises, and the following respectable citizens of said ward recommend toe laid application, vis: Stansbury Murray. Jr.,< Joorgo W. Quinn, .lohn P. Hayes, S. H. Durstein, A. W. Randolph. E. R Valentine, Ferdinand Kaegele, h. S. Wiekersham, Samuel Bell, A. Smith. G. U. Higgins, M, ('. Godfrey, Henry Hloutli, George II. Baumann, John F. Bush, James ('rawford, R. W. Wolter«, Martin Trauh, John B Dunbar, Moses Smith, William T. Nickerson, Adolph Klohcrg, C-. K Gilmore, James H. Murray, I'hillipiR. Shea, 'hr of New Castle George XV. XVood, antes McVey. JAMES M. BARTON. EXCURSIONS. APE MAY C VIA THE WILMINGTON & NORTHERN R. U. AND STEAMER ? REPUBLIC. N On and aftef JumfS trains will leav« FOOT OF FRENCH STREET At 8.45 a. m. daily (except Sunday), on Sunday at fl a. in.,to connect with steamer at Delaware River Pier. Returning the train will leave the pier on arrival of steamer. FARE FOR THE ROUND TRIP. $ 1.00 GREAT BARGAINS! large Stock to Select From. Parlor Suites. Chamber Suites, 7 pieces, hard wood finish. Wardrobes. Baby Carriages. .... 1 keep all kinds of .f35.00 up. . 18.00 up. 7.50 up. 7.00 up. FURNITURE, CARPETS, BEDDING-, STOVES, Etc. Cash, Weekly or Monthly Payments. THOMAS GRINSELL, S. E. Cor. 2d and Orange. WILMINGTON, DEL. Opca Taeeday and Saturday credos* till t.30 «'«look. Another Terrible Disaster at Sea. COLLISION IN A DENSE F0Q The City of Chester Sunk in Five Minutes. EUS J DOWN BY THE OCEANIC. Th© Dinaster Occurred Just Outside San Francisco Harbor—Due to a Misunder standing of Fog Signals—The Chester Almost Cut In Two—Paulo on Hoard. The Water Strewn with Wreckage und People Struggling fur Life—Cowardly Sailors—Ten Cabin and Twenty-One Steerage Passengers Meet Death, with Three of tho Crew — The Captain's Story, Bax Fiiancisco, Aug. 38.—The (teatnship City of Chester, bound from this place for Eureka, Cal., was run down in a fog just outside the harbor yesterday by the steam ship Oceanic from Hong Kong. Thu steamer City of Chester 'eft her dock fn this city about 10 a. in. for her regular trip to Eureka, Cal. She carried an un usually large number of poMengers. When a few mile» down the buy she encountered heavy fog, Capt. Wallace began blowing tho steamer's whistle, and proceeded cau tiously. When off Port Point tho whistle of an approaching steamship was heard. The City of Chester gave th. proper signal, warning the other vessel to pom on the port. This was evidently misunderstood, tor in a moment the huge prow of the steamship Oceanic, jnst arriving from Yokohama, emerged from the fog. largo steamer was so near City Chester that there was no possibility of avoiding a collision. Th. cabin passengers of the Chester were nearly all on deck, and tho captain called te them to prepare for tho shock. There was a larg. number of women and children among them, and a panic at once ensued. Tho Uceanlc struck the City of Chester on the port sida. Her prow cut into tho Chester's upper works, and than crushed down to the bulwarks, break ing into the state room* and cabin. Tho bow of tho Oceanic crashed into tile middle One of those was lowered as soon os possible I and a number of pasaougers taken < ff I Others, having provided "thorns,iv.s with life preservers, jumped overheard. A la*ge ! portlon, however, wont down with the steamer, which began to fill Immediately and sank in fifty fathoms of water five minutes alter the collision occurred. The Oceanic beats rescued a number of tho passengers and crew who came to tlio surface after the Chester sank, but the greater num ber of those who wont down with the steamer wore drowned. A number of tugs and boat* of all descrip tions were sent to the scene as soon os news of tho accident was received, and rendered what service they could m picking up the living and dead floating among the wreckage. The greatest loss of life is belie v». l to have occured among the stearaga passengers, of whom there were tventy-threo on board. Only two of these wore accounted for. The others are regarded as lost. There were seventy cabin passenger*, of whom ten uro lost. Three of the crew are also lost. The names of tho cabin passengers are; G. W. And»rsoa, Oakland; Mrs. S. E. Prater, Ban Diego; Mrs. C. H. Haney, Eureka; J. A. Hampton and wife, Virginia, Nev. ; C. T. Davis, and hi* niece, J. Greer, Napa, Cal. ; Mrs. Meoch, Mrs Porter. Tho following member* of tho crew were lost: section of the City of Ciioster, causing her to roel under th-3 blow and cutting her almost having the passengers to cut »way tho boats, into halves. Before tho vessel parted a nuin her of tin City of Chester's pan-angers wore rescued by being passed up over the bow of the Oceanic. The officers and crew of tho City of Chester seemed to lose poesassion of their senses and several posseugei-s state that (l f the caw climbed atioard tho Oceanic, E. R. Chambers, steward; R. Fulton, Adam Richmond. Capt Wallace, the master of the Chester, who was among tho rescued, makes tho fol lowing statu meat: "X was standing on the bridge and the Chester was feeling bar way out through the fog, blowing her whistle regularly, when the Oceanic's whistle was beard. We an swered her, and I supposed wo would got clear all right. 1 had an idea that she was on our port side somewhere, and I answered her accordingly. X took proper steps to avoid her, and 1 suppose she thought she was clear of us. Suddenly her great black huil camo up out of the fog. There was no hu man possibility of get.ing out of the way, and the passengers wore got ready for the shock nud many screamed with fright. Tho crash on tho Chester was something terrible. "The Oceanic struck us on tho port side, near the gang [»lank. After the shock 1 hardly know what happened. 1 saw that the upper works of tho Chester were apparently knocked off and the cabins were splintered into kindling wood. Tho wreck was scale tcred about in every direction. It was not four minutes after the collision that tho steamer wout down, äh« filled s> rapidly that it was impossible to got the passongors on the Oceanic, and when she started to go down, she went with a rush. I was among those on bar. Tho next I knew I was at the surface with wreckage of every conceivable sort about me. On every side of me people were in the water. I do not think that many of those people wore saved. I do not see how the disaster could have been averted. The vessels camo together in such a thick fog that it was barely possible to sea" The City of Chester was an iron steamer, built at Chester, I'a., in 1875. She was owned by the Oregon Railway and Naviga tion company. She was valued at $130,000, and was insured for half that sum in San Francisco and eastern companies. She had an assorted cargo valued at $4,000. Gen. Harrison Ueaobe* Middle Bass. Put in Bay, Lake Erie, O., Aug. 33.— The steam yacht Sigma of Toledo, owned by 8. C. Reynolds, arrived here with Gen. Her riaon and party on board. Owing te high winds and a heavy sea tha yacht did not »top at Middle Biss, but cam« direct to Put in Bay and came to anchor. The afternoon was passed quietly by the general on board the yacht. . The wind abated, and the yacht went to Middle Baas and landed the dis tinguished party. The general stood the trip bravely, though aomewhat fatigued, after bis trip to Toledo Gen. Harrison posi tively declined to talk pollthw, and has set tied down in the Berdan cottage, wliere ne will remain for two weak» th« Middle Bass club. giMjwyof the A SAD WIND UP. Terribl » Accident During llrndfoid'i Wel setne to («. A- IS. Veterans. fÎKAimmD, Pa., Aug. 23.—The North western association, G. A. It., hail their fourth annual reunion hero yesterday. About forty-five G. A. H, jiobtr, from Hie various towns in northwestern Pennsylvania, sent nearly A, 000 delegates. The city is one mass of arohee, bunting, flags, jumbo gas jets, ele., from end to end. Over iTi.OJo people wit nessed the parade, wuicli was reviewed at the public square by Governor James A. Heaver, Secretary of the Commonwealth C. W. Stone, Mayor Dempsey and the North western O. A. U. official*. A night parade look place at 8;S0 o'clock, the U. A. R. posts, Sous of Veterans, the various Are companies and civic organiza tions participating. Got Fred. Grant and Corporal Tanner, who were booked for speeches «fier the parade, failed to appear. A grand banquet in tlio assembly rooms of the Od Exchange concluded the festivillea. At 9 o'clock last night two men wore in stantly killed and several others injured by the explosion of an Iron pipe on the balcony of 0r. Reid's office. No. 75 Main street. The pipe was improvised as a feeder for red and blue lire powder, the powder dropping through the pipe onto a projecting natural gus torch. The pli» exploded with a deafen ing noise, shattering part of the bolcoay ami splitting the pipe into fragments. One of the flying pieces of iron struck Robert Hen ley, who was standing on the opposite side of the street, tearing nwoy the whole top of his head, killing him instantly. W. E. Cur tis, of Row City, was also struck with one of the flying fragments, ns was also Edward Duel, of this city. Duel died almost in stantly. Curtis is still ah we. M Albert hail an arm blown off, ami Mrs. McComber lost a leg. Several women and children were more or less injured, but their names and the ex tent of their injuries cannot be ascertained. The explosion occurred on the main thor oughfare, whore thousands of people had congregated to witness the night parade of the G. A. R. A A Burglar» Providence, R. L, Aug. 39i.—Edward and Z 'phania Hopkins, brothers, agen 30 and SO years respectfully, were examined before United Btnte* Commissioner Henry Marsh, Jr., on the charge of breaking into a store at Coventry, R. I., iu which tire poatofflea was located, and stealing stamps, money, clothing and cutlery. They waived exam ination, and were held in $1,500 each for the grand jury of the United States circuit court in November. From the manner in which the break was effected, it is suspected that the prisoners perpetrated at least some of the numerous burglaries which have re cently occurred in Coventry, Wicktord, East Greenwich, Lafayette nud Wiekford Junction, and in which property aggregat ing $30,000 in value lias been stolen. Trial. Tho latest ro- I ports from all parts of the sugar halt »how I that the greatest damago dono by tho recent storm was iu tho section between Bayou Teche and tho Mississippi river, and along the river as fur up as Bayou Barn, but more or less damage was dono for a distc.oo of 100 mlies in all directions from this city. The I amount of damago to buildings, crops, etc., I will aggregate millions of dollars. There was another heavy'min fallyesterday morn ! ing, and the weather is still unsettled. Al most the entire city west of Uwyoourne street jf covered with water to tho depth of Hire« * eot - Great Damage by Storm. Next Orleans, Aug. FlfftiroH on Wool* Boston, Aug. Si— The American Wool Reporter to-day says, editorially: "There is a stroug sjwculative element in the wool market pre lifting higher price«. Michigan X recently sold at cents. Wool of tbit grade is now held at 'JS coals and over, so that there is some ground for claiming a 2 cents I>er pound rise. Quotations have recently been lower than over. Not only has there been a decrease m Boston receipts of 60,854 boles domestic and 10,274 foreign, but there has been a distinct falling oil in tho produc tion of the United States. Hence a slight improvement iu tho goods market . n Republican* Want Washington, Aug. 23,—Tho Republican senators submittei a proposition yesterday to tho Democratic senators, through Mr Rock, that at tho end of this week both houses take a recess for two weeks, to enable sena tors and members to visit tholr home» to take a rest, and at the same time give the sub-committee of tho senate committee on finance an opportunity to complete it« tariff bill. After consultation Senator Beck re ported that tho proposition had been re fused. Vacation. !7i$ron«in Rnpublit 11 nation«. Milwaukee, Wia. v Aug. 23.—The Repub lican state convention nominated the follow ing ticket: For governor, W. D. Hoard; lieutenant governor, George W. Hyland; secretary of state, Ernest G. Timme; state . treasurer, Robert B. Harsliaw; attorney j general, Charles E. Estabrook; tuperinten lient of public instruction, Jesse B. Thayer; railroad commissioner. Alley Peterson; in surance commissioner, Philip Cheek, Jr. Nt Cod Vessel XX'recked. Newport, R. L, Aug. 33.—Tho schooner Earl P. Mason, Capt. A. Nickerson, of Provi dence, went ashore about a mile north of Point Judith life saving station. Kho was bound from Newport News to Boston with 100 tons of cod. The captain and crew wore rescued by Capt. Knowles, of tho life saving station. The vessel lies in a bad position ou the rocks, and will probably break up and be a total wreck. XX ct Virginia Itepubllcan Ticket. Charleston, W. Va, Aug. 23.—The Re publican state committee met in this city and nominated the following candidate, for state officer*: Gen. N. Goob, of Harrison county, now representing the First district in congress, for governor; William P. Hub bard, of Ohio county, for attorney general; George M. Bowers, of Barkely county, for auditor; Hiram T. Lewis, of Clay county, for treasurer. The Florist)»' Convention. New York, Aug. 28.—During tho second day of the Florists' convention it was voted to increase the yearly dues from $J to $3. An essay on "Roses f«pm the Retailers' stand point," by Mr. Thomas Cartladge, of Phila delphia, gave general satisfaction and brought some very interesting questions be fore the convention. Buffalo was chosen as the place for holding the next convention. Chicago, Aug. 23. —The price of hard coa. w [n be advance.! twenty-five cents per ton ^ meet the advance in freight rates. If the New York men, who control, do not advance the rate of mining there will be no advance j n price other than that to meet the increase i j u freight rates, j Boston, Aug. 23.—The Democrats hava decided to hold their first ratification meet ing Sept. 3, in Tremont temple, and Repre mutative Mills has consented to apeak. Tha Advancing the Price of Coal# Mr. Mill* to Speak at Boston. | Republican state convention ha* bean called I te meet Sept, 12, in Tremont temple. n n is ,e r»nc 1*1 E. Id* A Second Storm Devastated East St. Georges. HEAVY DAMAOE AND LOSSES. A Path Nine Miles Lour Horn« Carrie«! Away and Murks nf * Grain Scattered. A Woman Struck by Lightning The Victim h if Tuenday'M Doing II W hm Tart «»f a Southern Relieve ihr Storm Fairly Well Cyclone Raising Money t< Sufferers, The wind storm or cyclone which passed about a mile »hove Fort Pennon Wednea day was not as severe a storm ns that which crossed to tho southward of this city. Considerable damage was done ms wrecked to the amount of It appears that this cloud did not assume a cyclonic form until it was within miles of Port Penn ; tills it by it, however. Property find crops destroyed $15,000 or $20.000, seven or eight »reviens to was a terrific gain of wind, sweeping in a wide path over the Peninsula, from the direction of the Sassa fras river. There seems to have been two separate elouds which swept along parallel to each other, about n quarter of a mile apart. About a mile and a half from tlie Delaware river these elouds mine together, and with their combined force swept on and over the river. The genernj courre of tho cloud was the saun as that which did such havoc to the south of the city; from the southwest to the northeast. It passed over its course be tween 4 atid 4.910 o'clock. a little over an hour before the later storm. The approximate damage to buildings, so far as can be learned, is about as follows : it v James U. Hoffecker farm, $500. Joseph Cleaver. $800. William McMullen, $1,000. Thomas S. Dilworth, $300. Joseph Ludlow. $100. The Carpenter farm, $11,000. Zenas P. Longlund. $5.000. William Lawrence, $800. Henry Price, $100. Total, $11,500. The first farm struck with damaging force was the James U, Hoffecker farm, about eight miles from Port Penn. Joseph Edwards lives on this farm. The house and outbuildings were unroofed and great damage done to the growing This was the southern arm of the storm. Before striking this farm, much damage had been done by the I storm to trees and crops. I After leaving the Hoffecker place the cloud kept ou its course toward the north - east, gathering force as it went, and swept over Joseph Cleaver's farm, where the barn and hay barracks were blown dow n, William McMullen's place was visited next ami tho barn and barricks ruined, William McMullen, Jr., who was out of doors when the storm came crops. up, was thrown against, the house by its force and bis arm broken, Tho cloud dashed on to Thomas S. Dil worth's farm, where the greatest dam age is to the hay barricks which were blown down. The storm roared on its coarse and carried away the porch of Joseph Lmilaw's house and hlexv down a stack of wheat scattering it over the country. Ludlaw's farm was the last struck by the sout hern arm of tho cloud. Beyond this it combined with the north era arm and swept on with Increased fury. The northern arm did not seem to have traveled over so great an extent of coun try, as that which look its path one-quar ter of a mile to tiie southward. The first extensive damage done by this arm of the storm was on tiie Robert und Samuel Carpenter farm. Here the barn, barracks, stables and other outbuildings were blown down, and extensive uml valuable [»ear und apple orchards leveled to the ground. Through a break of the storm the house was not damaged, hut the granary, xvhieh stood 25 feet from the bouse, xvas demolished, and a tree standing between tlio two buildings xvas twisted off. From this point, tips arm of tho eloud took a course toward the southern arm. Probably some at trading force xvas exerted toward each other by the parts of the cloud, which came together on the farm belonging to Z. P. Louglaiul. It was flore that the greatest force of the tornado was felt. Ismgiand's house, barn, stables, barracks, granary and iu fact everything on tiie place was swept away. Seven stacks of liny iu the yard were taken up nud carried off. being scattered all track of the storm the river. As was stated in yesterday's Evening Journal, Mr. Longlaud was in this ^.eily when the cyclone passed through itis farm and returned home yes terday morning to find the devastation which has been described. His family saw tlio cloud coming and took refuge in the cellar. Two of the men on the farm got to the house just in time to escape its fury. One of them took refuge in tlio cellar xvith the family. The, other went into the stable and loosened tiie horses which ran out safely. Before lie could reach a place of safety himself the cloud swoop»»! down. He lay down in the barn yard and escaped with a slight cut on his head, made by a piece of flying debris. Tree* 18 inches in diameter were twisted off. The barn was lifted clean off the mows full of wheat it contained, and was carried to one side. The sheaves of wheat were then taken up and scattered all over tho farm. Tiie porch was torn from tho house, the roof lifted off and every win dow blown out. It is damaged beyond repair, and tiie wreck will have to he torn down. Lougland's farms adjoin those of tiie Cariieuters ami William Lawrence. After cutting its destroying way through tho Carpenter and Isingland farms, the cloud next struck that belonging to Lawrence. Here the barn and outbuildings were blown down, and apple and peach orchards ruined The ham was lifted off of its foundations and with contained, carried dropped to the ground, walked out unharmed, the barn was blown half a mile away. The last farm swept by the storm, before it struck the river, was that of Henry Price. Hero a stock of wheat was blown over and scaltered, some of the sheaves being carried a quarter of a mile. Tho whirling cloud now struck the river jnst above Reedy Island, and lashed the water into fury, for about twenty minutes, as it took a diagonal course for the Jersey shore. It carried the water 100 feet into the air, aud seemed le break over the toward a horse it some rods and The horse The roof of > when it reached the Jersey shore, was off Port Penn that Chiu was struck It ! tiie tug j and j dismantled ami the schooner it was tow | iiiK stripped of its rigging. The captain I and engineer of the tug were blown j overboard. The big tug Ocean King, with a coal barge in tow dropped the barge, which anchored, and went to the »resistance of the E. L. Cain, picking up the Captain and the engineer and taking them to Philadelphia. The path of the cyclone presents the same scene of devastation and ruin as that of the one nearer the eity. The cloud was funnel shaped and had the ap pcarnuceand character of a regular West era cyclone. Us path was about 300 yards wide, but the width varied in some parts of the track. Cora is down and orchards ruined on all the farms. Large trues were broken off short, stripped of their branches or twisted in splinters. Trees and telegraph poles are down on the causeway between Delaware City and Port Penn, and telephonic com municatton between these towns and this city was cut off all day yesterday. Delaware City suffered no damage, hut Mrs .lûmes Cairns,who was*ironing In her kitchen, sustained a shock from light uinp and was rendered unconscious for about 1 wo hours. The lightning did not strike the house or anywhere near. It was probably a hall of lire caused by a surcharged condition of the alinos phere. E. L. The Storm In Maryland. The Baltimore Sun this morning said; "The series of tornadoes winch caused so much damage la Maryland on Tuesday afternoon were developed in the track of the cyclone which has been under the eye of the United States signal service bureau since Inst Thursday, when it was observed southeast of Florida moving westward. On Sunday morning it was in the Oulf of Mexico, south of Louisiana. On Monday it entered Louisiana nud drenched New Orleans with 8.60 inches rain, passed Into Mississippi with heavy rainfall, and then crossed to the north east, so that ou Tues day morning it was central in Kentucky, soatli of Louisville. During the day it moved very rapidly to the northeast, passed across Maryland, and by 8 o'clock in the evening it was central between Philadelphia and New York "Yesterday morning it had left the 1'nited Stales and was central off the const of Maine. It whs between 500 und #00 miles wide. In twelve hours on Tuesday the cyclone traveled 600 miles, or at the rate of 50 miles an hour, a most extraordinary rate of speed. The rain fall accompanying the cyclone was un usually heavy. At Memphis it was 4.54 inches in 34 hours; Mobile, >1,44; Norfolk, 3.30; Louisville, 3,54; Philadelphia, 3.06; New York. 91.1)3, and Boston, 91.40. Thu greatest velocity of the wind ut Phila delphia was !!5 miles an hour; New York, 35; Baltimore. 34: Boston, 45; East port, Me., 40, and Portlaad, 9)0. v ^ ■ storm caused tho loss of eleven lives in Maryland and thousands of dol lars worth of damage to buildings, small vessels, fruit trees, fences and oilier property. The loss of life occurred at Still Pond, a village of 400 inhabitants, In Kent county, two. miles from Skill Pond Station, on the Kent county Rail road, and nine miles from Ch.slerlown. The Sassafras river is two ami a half miles away. The village is a line peach growing section. Of the eleven persons killed ten lost their lives by the destruc tion of Black & Kreh's canning factory, and tiie other death was that of a man who dhsl from injuries received by part of his own house failing on him. T A Methodist ( horch Destroyed. At OriHon, Cecil county, the storm w as very much of the name character. Th© Methodist Episcopal Church, which is a large brick building, is in total ruins. The r«n>f was blown off and th© sides blown in. A handsome organ was mined. The streets of the town are blocked by fallen trees and the people are in a tu mult. Three miles from the village the outhouses on the farm of Mrs. Thomas Harrison were blown down and the crops destroyed. After Th«* Morn». Hundreds of persons visited the scene of the disastrous tornado yesterday after noun and to-day. | Lar^c numbers of oar rioges arc upon the grounds. Every house where a wreck occured lias a large number of visitors. The work of clear ing away tho debris commenced in earn est yesterday afternoon, and to-day a great quantity lias been removed. Farm work I* delayed on a mtmlier of the farms, and all the available forces of hands are at work removing tho wreck and putting men to work repairing the damage. At the Brice place very little has been done. Coroner Barnhill went out yesterday and after viewing tho body gave a eerti Beate of death to Undertaker John S, Martin. The body xvili lie interred to-morrow af ternoon at 3 o'clock in Uiverview Com terv. Caleb Davis, Annie Thomas and Mary Davis, the injured persons who lived at Peters's nursery, are all much improved lliis morning. The injury to Mary Davis's skull has been found to be by no means serious. The surgeons have set Caleb Davis's ribs and he will be able to be out in a few days. The ruins at the Peters place are many and it will take some time again to put it into shape. The pear orchard, of which wasexpected such a large crop, will te useless ground for tho rest of the year, Randolph Peters [»laut ed this orchard and used to take great pride in it. The fruit from it has always been of the finest varieties and brought good prices. At fifteen years a [»car tree is at its test, and it will take years of toil again to grow another orchard that will yield a [lenny. Tho large barn was one of tiie test in tho county, having teen built by the late Henry L. Tutuoll at a cost of $10.(100. The side wall was of solid masonry. Tho wonderful fact In this connection is tho narrow escape of the cattle and horses. Hundreds of young trees were in the nurseries, but tlies<» were too pliant to te damaged. At the Andrews' place, yesterday morn ing a force of men were put to work to re move the fallen trees, General J. H. Wil son himself leading in the work, cutting away the stumps- Every effort will te made to make the place look pretty again. Carpenters will te asked for estimates at once upon the ont-bulldings. Dr. Bullock's korst» Was taken out of the ice house well this morning, none the worse, except for a few bruises. Evelen, the coachman at the Rogers' [dace, is doing well, and Dr. O. B. Bradford is of the opinion that he will shortly te abont again. Mrs. Rogers pro poses rebuilding all her brick buildings. Tiie lower stories of all of them have teen examined and are intact. New roofs and several feet of brick work will te necessary. Much of the lawn can te saved and placed in its former band some condition, Not so much work has been done on the ruins of the Lentz, Fisher and Turner houses. But all t he debris will be removed this week and the work of rebuilding will lie commenced at once. The rolling mill will also go up . again. All the injured on the South Side are in a good condition and their recovery in certain. In this part of the city there are hardly fifty brick houses. There am long rows of two-story frame buildings, rick ety and hardly aide to stand u p in mild weather. Had the tornado travelled 1,000 feet further toward theChristiana river at least SCO families would have been made homeless. The storm in its travels destroyed, it is estimated, at least 300 acres of com, rep resenting 150,000 bushels, a money loss of $8,000. Numerous escapes ore re ported of persona who were driving along the Hare's Comer road at the time of the tornado. In South Wilmington it was plainly wen by a number of residents, A great many were terrorized by the dark cloud and the queer murmuring sound, The work of devastation of the three houses on New Castle avenue was visible to nearly all parts of South Wilmingt and a great many of the residents of t avenue sought places of refuge. To-day every effort is being made to relieve ths distressed people nud a number of their neighbors will aid them In again putting their homes in order, the Where (lie Sturm Collapaed. John Biddle, Nicholas Vansant and a party of friends, all employes of the ridge Moor Iron Company, were going across the Delaware river on Wednesday evening to Pennsgrove. They were in two boats. As they had reached middle ground they saw tho.cloud coming which brought auch disaster to this area. They nil expected to be capsized, and prepared for the worst. They saw tho cloud roll ing towards them from the direction of South Wilmington with almost lightning speed. It crossed the marsh north of th. Christiana in a minute. It just grazed Kdgo Moor on the south east and shot over the river until it hung almost above tho fated boats, and then it collapsed. Tiie gathering winds ceased and a thousand shingles, splinters, hoards and joists wore scattered over the water like so many matches thrown by the hand. As the storm was not felt on the Jersey shore above Pennsgrove, it is reasonable to believe that this was the end of tiie great storm. It sprung up liko a flash in the country near Hare's Corner and it probably expired us unexpectedly in the Delaware above the eity. BROTHERHOOD OF THE UNION. r It Met at Mlll*boro'» Del., on Tuesday* The Officer* Elected. A munter of tho officers anil members of this sdav to 1er. of the (Irani! Circle, city, went ti attend the annual session of this They were met at. tlio station by n com mittee from Washington Circle of Mills bom', which escorted tlio visitors to their homes ami entertained them hos pitably. Others xvim wore not members of the order assisted iu the entertain ment of guests from New Castle and Kent counties. The grand circle was called to order at I! o'clock on Tuesday afternoon by O. C.F. John H. Cooke, in the absence of O. C. W. E. K. DeGrofl. After the transaction of the usual routine of business which kept the session into the evening, the following officers were elected: O. E.W., E. K. DeGrofl of Milford; O. C, W., John H. Cooke of Wilmington; O. C. J.,Alfred L. Jones of Mlllsboro; G. C. F.. John T. Keks of Wilmington ; O. H,, William J. Masten of Harrington; G. S. K., Charles Morrow of Wilmington; O. T., John W. Fooks of Milishoro ; G. W.D. ,E.T. Hasting ; of Hillsboro; G. W. N., Walter Sher wood of Wilmington ; supreme represen Ialive for two years, George T. Dodd of Mlllsboro; supreme representative for one year, H. T. Sargennt of Wilmington; G. I). 1). C. W. for Sussex county, George T. Dodd of Millsiioro. The committees for the ensuing year arc as follows nance—Charles Bossert, E. T. Hastings and W. J. Martin; law and usage— W. J. Polk, A. L. Jones and peals and grievances— S. J. Clark, U A. and T. U. Burton ; printing—C. W. Kern, Chandler U. Way and Cyrns Holt, B. of IT., Millsiioro' on Tin Fi - Davis ; ap Houston XVeatlicr, Delaware und Maryland. 1 p. m.— Warmer, fair weather, with fresh to light southerly winds. The Nexv York Herald forecasts : A de pression now in Manitoba will probably advance southeastward!/, causing a "warm wave," which xvlll reach tho Cen tral States to-morrow and the Atlantia States by Saturday. Temperature fell in the United States' yesterday, except in the Northwest. The chief minima were about 48 degrees, in Northern Michigan, where "killing frosts" occurred. Tho chief maxima were from 88 to 90, in Montana. In the Middle States fair weather and light to fresh westerly to northxvoBterly winds will prevail, with slight thermal changes, followed by a rise of temperature. On Friday in this sec tion warmer, fair weather will probably prevail, with fresh to light southerly winds, and on Saturday xvarmer, fair to partly cloudy weather. Baynard's thermometer: 7 a. m., 00; 0 a. m., 73; 11 a. rn., 79; 1 p. m., 80, Kell From a Brill,-«. Otis Cook, a son of Samuel Cook, living at No. 30Ö East Thirteenth street, fell from tiie iron work on tho Brandywine bridge last evening, and was seriously in jured. He is quite a venturesome boy, and had often climbed up the rods lead ing from the floor of the bridge to the top iron work. Last evening ho hap pened to touch the electric wire along th« side of tho bridge and, receiving a shock, lost his bold and fell. He fell into a hean. His injuries consist of a broken jaw bone and several bruises. He was taken to J. J. Gallagher & Brother'* drug store at No. 1503 Market street, by Officers Todd and Schultz. He was taken home, where Dr. Roland attended to hi« injuries. Died Suddenly. Jeremiah Bayard, a colored man living in a tenement" house near Richardson'a woods, fell dead yesterday morning. Tha tenement is located about two miles from Wilmington on the Newport pike. Bayard was in the yard at the time working and was suddenly stricken with heart disease. Coroner Barnhill was notified and he re moved the body to the Potters field where it was buried. Cat Frlca. L. Helm, merchant tailor, No. 4 Boat Third Street, will clear ont the balance of hi* spring and summer panta end suiV irgs at c«st prise.