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A CYCLONE'S WORK.
The Village of Wellington. Kan., VI Jtcd by a Terrible Twister. Two Handred Houses Leveled —Fire Adds Horror to the Already Terrible Havoc. Estimated That Between Twenty and Thirty Lives Were Lost and Many Badly Injured. WELLINGTON, Kan., May SO.—A ter rible cyclone struck this town shortly after 9 p. m., sweeping everything in its path. Great loss of life is reported. The number of dead will probably reach fifty while hundreds of others are in jured. To add to the horror of the sit uation fire broke out among the ruins and many of the injured are supposed to have been burned to death. TERRIBLE HAVOC. •t Further I'artU-ulars of the Cyclone 'Wellington. Kan. WELLINGTON. May 30.—The destruc tion to life and havoc to property wrought by the cyclone is terrible. In the darkness of the night and the confu sion incident to such a catastrophe, it was impossible to realize the enormity of the calamity. Light of day invests the scene of destruction with a distinct and awful realization of its scope. The loss of life is appalling, and the ruin of property great. The storm came from the southwest and approached the city with a rotary motion. When it reached here it de scended upon the center of the city with appalling force, suddenly lifted, sucking everything in its grasp, and as suddenly dropping it. Trees were torn from their roots, houses turned around, stoves ac tually lifted until they landed on the second floor of the nuns. Cars which stood on the track of the Rock Island road were lifted up and carried a distance of 200 feet. In one instance a horse was actually taken from the ground and carried to the top of a two-story building. A little child was taken out of its cradle, carried a dis tance of two blocks and deposited upon the ground without being injured. Death at a Dance. The most appalling scene was that at the Phillips house, where a ball was in progress when the cyclone burst. The dancers were given little opportunity to escape from the toppling structure. As the building began swaying in the ter rific gale the people in the crowded ball room made a frantic rush for the doors. The stairways and halls were immedi ately filled by the crazed men and women, who tore at each other in their mad rush for the open air. With the crash of the walls about and over thein there arose a great wail of despair from the imprisoned and doomed. As the timbers crushed down upon the struggling merrymakers their hoarse cries were throttled by the weight of the mass of timbers above them. Then came the silence pt death and insensi bility, only to be followed a moment later by the shrill blasts of the tempest as it rushed on to other destructive work. Those who escaped from the building began immediately the work of rescue. Some of those who fled from the build ing had left wives and sweethearts, hus bands and brothers behind. These they sought in the pile of bricks and timbers. As fast as the bodies were taken out they were surrounded by a crowd of anxious people who vainly tried to identify the mangled remains. A meeting of the Salvation Army was in progress in a hall near the Robinson block. The falling walls of the building crushed the hall, and it is known that two were killed. It is probable that when the wreck has been cleared away it will be found that many more perished. In many instances those who were taken from the ruins were so disfigured that it is almost impossible to identify them except by the clothing and this will take time until the people have be come calmer than they now are. It is estimated that there are 150 people badly injured and the death list mil undoubt edly reach thirty in the city, while re ports from the immediate surrounding will probably swell that to forty. From the wrecked condition of the "houses, it is believed that this is the worst storm that has ever visited Kansas. One hun dred and fifty-two houses are to be counted as having fell to the force of the tornado, and of these fully one hundred are completely wrecked. The following dead have been identi fied: MKS. WILLIAM SAHEB. KITTIESTRAHN. X. SILVA. WALTER FORSTTIJE. IDA JONES. FRANK D. CAMPBELL, JAMES HASTLE. LEONARD A DAMSON. PROFESSOR MAYER. HART UPSON. WILLIAM FRENCH. TWO HUNDRED HOUSES Leveled by the Cyclone at Wellington, loss Half a Million. ST. LOUIS, May 20.—The Globe-Demo crat's Wellington special says that the loss by the cyclone will aggregate $500, 000. Two hundred brick and wooden buildings were destroyed. Editor Luke Herring of The Monitor was caught in his falling building and badly in jured. Hundreds of men are work ing in the ruins in the hope of res cuing the imprisoned people. The house »f Esquire !5nxith was levelled and sev jral members of tac household mangled —two probably fatally. The tiro is still raging. The tftroeta are impassable and noth ing but rain exists everywhere. At least twelve bodies have already been taken out of the ruins, and something less than seventy-five are injured. Men are working everywhere trying to rescue imprisoned ones. No one now can real ize the extent af the catastrophe. The Cole & Robinson block ruins are on fire, and strenuous efforts are being nade to rescue people known to be Juried there. TWO OTHER TOWNS. The Wellington Cyclone Visit* Argonl* and Harper. TOPEKA, Kan., May 30.—Meager dis patches to the Santa Fe headquarters here state that the cyclone which wrought sueh terrible havoc in Welling ton also struck the towns of Harper and Argonia, in the vicinity of Wellington. The wires to both of tliwse places are down, and the news received by the Santa Fe came by wire from its train men at other places who passed through the towns. Five or six lives ara known to be lost, although the names of only three are given. It is said that nearly every house in the town was shifted from its founda tion, and it is remarkable in view of the great destruction to life in both places, how few deaths have occurred. The Santa Fe's special train, which left Wichita to take physicians to at tend the injured at Wellington, has been sent through to Harper and Argonia with all the physicans that can be spared from Wellington. ACTUALLY STARVING. Refugees of Flootleil Dintviets in Arkansas lladly in Want of Food. ARKANSAS CITY, Arlt., May 30.—The story of the flooded districts has not been half told. There is not a thousand acres of dry soil in Desliata county. All the people have been rescued and are now on high ground but actually starv ing, so difficult of access are they to the relief steamers. All the big plantations for forty miles in the Arkansas valley are utterly ruined. At Shreveport, La., the situation is growing hourly more se rious on account of the steady rising of the river. It now seems that a general overflow of the Red River valley is in evitable. Thousands of people have been impoverished. The steamers Wag ner and Howell are doing great work in saving life and property in the over flowed section. The Howell brought from the lower river 117 men, women and children rescued from levees and high houses. The water is the highest since 1849. Holendel, up the White river, has been swept off the earth and remnants of the houses are lodged among the limbs of trees along the banks of that mighty torrent. There is not an in habitant there today, nor a soul living at Chicot City. The backwater has come forty7 miles from the Arkansas river and is up to the second stories of the buildings. Red Fork, a place of 400 people, is no more, and the same can be said of Pen dleton. Relief boats have come in from that section, bringing the surviving fam ilies. The large plantations known as the Blakemore place, the Allen, the Maples, and the Green places are under water and ruined, and the tenants are camp ing around on high spots of ground, wet and hungry. All around Catfish point the waters come rushing in from the Arkansas river, sweeping through forty miles of plantation property. DAMAGE BY FLOODS. Total Loss by High Water in Five States Estimated at 033,000,000. NEW YORK, May 30.—Special advices to Bradstreet's from regions affected more seriously by floods point to an ag gregate loss in five states of $32,000,000, which includes damage to railway prop erty, destruction of or damage to levees, to farm buildings, machinery, live stock and crops, as well as loss on other prop erty. Louisiana and Arkansas have lost less in this respect than reported, and Illinois and Missouri probably more. Losses in Iowa and Kansas have been greatly exaggerated. Heard for Miles. CARROLLTON. O.. May 20.—An explo sion occurred at 9:30 a. m. in the Friend paper mill. It was heard for miles around. The building was almost totally demolished, and fragments of the wreck age were scattered all over the village. Emery Blood, of Lawrence, Mass.. the foreman of the mill, was killed outright. Superintendent Stebbins. of Carrollton, was dangerously, and and several others slightly injured. The explosion was caused by lack of water in an overheated boiler. State Land Sale.n* ST. PAUL, May 30.—State Auditor Bierman has returned from the land sales in Norman, Polk and Marshall counties. He sold 1,900 acres in Norman county, 4.800 in Polk and 700 in Mar shall. The competition was so light as to amount to almost none at all, and the lands, with rare exceptions, sold for 15 per acre. The farmers were too busy to come to town, and besides the present crop prospects np there are such as to discourage them from purchasing any more land. A Train of Elevator Cars. From an elevator point of view the new Masonic temple building in Chicago will be the most important in the world. It will have twenty-four cars built in a circular shaft having a 250 foot rise. There will be express elevators, way and freight trains. The first will go to the top floor without stopping, while the others will stop either at every floor, or at the fifth, tenth, fifteenth and so on. 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