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No papers •will be sent to «v.brcribers by mall anle s the sac have seen -paid for in advance. This rule h Inflexible. Ayerb A Lynch THI'I'MI** t , JUIUMV 10, ISM). YihTwi-DA-- was one of horrors in Pennsylvania. A very severe storm pre vailed in that State. In Pittsburg it wrecked a great building in course of oonstruction, killing over a dozen, and wounding 'many more. At Reading a great silk factory and other buildings were blown down, killing sixty people. Thb 'Eastern States are in for winter weather in dead earnest now. The season thus far has been mild, but to-day the storm "fiend is ridingthe blizzard to dread purpose. How many wretches will suffer agonies, if not death. These reflec tions make our genial semi-tropic climate thrice dear to us here, where frost is rare and blizzards unknown. Thh hard-bested taxpayer of Los An geles, who last year contributed towards the $1,300,0X0 which were raised, and disbursed as county taxes, has the con solation of knowing that $98,000 of this large amount was, so the report says, spent on county roads. In the name of all tbe Gods at once, upon what particu lar chuckholes or quagmires was this money expended? In toe burly-burly of the assumption -of office by the new officials the fact ought not to be forgotten that the new District Attorney, Mr. Frank P, Kelly, starts in with four assistants. Nearly ■every one can remember when Steve White was the Democratic District Attorney of Los Angeles county. He did all bis own work, and did it exceed ingly well. Odds bodikins! What are we getting into in Los Angeles county in this year of grace, 1889? We don't -ir:chow the Dis*rict Attorney's office of the city and county of New York is organized now, but when the writer left that city to come to California at the end of May, 1872, District Attorney Garvin was attending to the whole business of New York city and county with only two assist ants, Algernon S. Sullivan and John K. Fellows. It strikes us that we are get ting some pretty neat frills on the Re publican regime in Los Angeles county, in its spening days. It is set down with out a dissenting voice that our good looking friend Kelly don't knoiv any law, but the great Napoleon once said that one bad general was better than three good ones. What ia to become of this county under this duplex elliptic, double hack action multiplex method of administering its law affairs? While the Herald sometimes asks hard con undrums it never attempts to answer them. Cheap Land. A few days ago in an article on real estate tbe San Francisco Alia, among other things, had this: W. H. Mills, the Land Agent of the Central Pacific Railroad Company, said yesterday that the company has now «,000,000 acres of "granted" land, of which 75,000 acres were sold during the past j ear. This land is located in the Capay Valley, and prices ranging from $200 to $265 an acre were paid for It. There has been a very good inquiry for timber land, and a good inquiry for good land generally, but there has been very little inquiry for grazing land. When we have secured a market in London for our fruit we shall then more speedily sellour mountain land, where good fruit can be raised. We have sold a better quality of land this year and Have got better prices for it. When we sell cheap grazing land that takes down from tbe average, but as we have not sold much of that this year the average has been better. Tbe lowest •ale, for instance, in the Capay Valley was forty acres for $4 000. Forty acres for $4,000 is $100 per acre. This is for unimproved land. Above Mr. Mills says the land sold for $200 to $265 per acre. That probably means the av erage range of prices. The lowest price paid was $100 per acre. Yet onr Eaastern friends are going north to look for cheap land I The other day one of these, a genuine home-seeker, went down to Artesia and viewed a small farm of sixty to eighty acres. It has im provements to the value of say, $1,500 on it. There are two flowing wells, and every acre of the land is. the best alfalfa land in this section. It was offered to him for $ICO per acre; but he declined to boy, saying he would go up north, as he heard lands were much cheaper in that section. He will And his mistake when he comes to in vestigate. The railroad always sells at a much lower price than private parties. Yet Mr. Mills reports tbe lowest sale at $100, and the average prices at from $200 to $265 per acre. Around Perris, and in many other localities a little removed from tbe the vicinity of Los Angeles city, lands are to be had much cheaper. As good lands as the Capay valley lands are sold at Perris for from $17 to $20 per acre. At Cucamonga, irrigated foothill land, the best orange land in the State, is to be had for $65 per acre. It is an utter mis take that lands are dear in this section. Some of our property is held high; but if it is, it is because of tome fancy uses to which it may be pat. THE LOS ANGELES PAILY THURSDAY MORiNJitfQ, JANUARY 10, 1889. A General Process of Liquidation The election ot General Hamsan lies not been followed by the tumultuous good times that were con*deatly pre dicted as a result of success at the polls by the Republican party. According to the stump speaker who carried the Har rison colors, universal and jocund pros perity was to smile a!' over this broad land the very instant that the grandson of Tippecanoe should come out of the contests neck ahead. As a matter of fact, since the election, times have been harder in the East than for years past. Quite a number of foundries and factories have suspended work; and matters by no means have the rosy hue that one might have expected to see, were he a devout and staunch follower of the grand old party. This is tbe truth, and yet there is nothing Teally discouraging about it. Since 1579 the United States has' er.joyed an era of prosperity almost without a parallel in its annals. Until the last fiscal year the balance of trade was largely in our favor, in some years running up into hundreds of millions of dollars yearly. During the thirteen years last past we have accumulated im mense sums of specie. For a poition of last year the balance of trade was against up, but to a trivial amount. During this long period of prosperity we not only had the benefit of the balance of trade in our favor in our intercourse with the nations of the world, but we were enabled to retain at home the immense sums of silver and gold yielded by our mines. Between tbe two there must now be several thousand millions of dollars of coin in the United States. The official records make note of upwards of eight hundred millions, aud the sums hoarded are twice and thrice those of which official cognizance can be taken. The natural result has been extrava gance. The importations of foreign lux uries has been unlimited. Hordes of Americans have gone to Europe yearly, spending money with a lavish hand. Enterprise has been unchecked; and, especially in railway building, has per haps exceeded the legitimate demands arising from development. The clear ances show that the volume of business last year was fully twenty-four per cent, larger than in 1887. The inevitable re sult of all these causes is a re-action. It is not in any sense a violent one. There has been no panic, nor will there be one, bnt there is a general process going on which is the equivalent of the taking stock of the mer chant. The country has been running at a high pressure, and it is now simply slowing down. Just how long this process will last it is hard to say, but it will not belong. All the conditions of business are healthy. Already there has been a curtailment in the buying of luxuries from abroad, and tho beneficial effects of the retrench ment are shown in the fact that our ex changes with the outside world have again turned in favor of the United States. Although the returns for the last fiscal year were against us as a whole, the last half of the year was in our favor by up wards of two million dollars. Our peo people are taking stock, but the outcome will not be unpleasant. A few hundred miles of railway have been built where they an ticipated tbe natural development of the country, a few capitalists will suffer, and we have already probably sustained most of the strain which is referable to this state of things. In Southern California also we are go ing through a process of liquidation, in common with the people of the United States at large. Nearly a year ago the paper town disappeared as a factor in our development. For almost a year those who owed money on real estate have been engaged in canceling their obliga tions. Our people are engaged in producing wealth to a de gree never heretofore chronicled in this section. Los Angeles is already a great railwaycenter. Itis destined to be a much greater one in the immediate future. Our unapproached climate and rich soil are still here, and the people of the East are more fully conversant than ever before with our conditions of climatology and our other Southern California attractions. The liquidation both here and at the East is already almost accomplished. When fully completed, we can confidently re sume a march of prosperity and progress without a precedent, and to which a re markable railway development will con tribute. Thb bank clearances for the last year in the principal cities of the Union came to }49,103,718,191. Of this New York city is credited with $31,099,977,521, and all the rest of the thirty-seven cities given with only $18,093,740,670. In New York the figures show a falling off of 7.1 per cent, as compared with 1887. Cincinnati fell beyond the record of the previous year by 11.8 per cent., St. Paul fell away 4 9 per cent., St. Joseph 5 3 per cent., Baltimore 5.8 per cent., and Galveston 8.3 per cent. But Wichita is the place where business was literally para lyzed, the falling off being 31 per cent. In all the other cities business showed an improvement according to the clearances. The average improvement outside of New York city was 2 3 per cent. The first portion of last year's business was gen erally slow in the country as a rule; but the latter part of the year there was great improvement, and this betterment of business has been carried over into the new year, and continues. It is a Godsend that tbe new year be gins with a change in the method of the remuneration of Justices of the Peace and Constables. They are now on salary. Last year the Justices drew $15,000, while the unobtrusive \ pocketed the modest sum of $39,000, most of which latter sum went to a couple of elegantyoung gentlemen of los Angeles. Senator White drew the bill which effected this salutary change. It came in time to prevent most of our Superior Judges from resigning in order to enter into the eager competition to determine who should be constable. ' THE CYCLONE'S BOAR. The "Storm's Awful Havoc in Pennsylvania. TERRIBLE CALAMITY AT READING tinge Buildings Crushed aw Egg shells—Scores of Mangled Victims. I Associated Press Disr«whea to the Herald. 1 Reading, Pa., January 9. —A cyclone passed over this city this afternoon, do ing considerable damage and killing more than fifty people. A silk mill, in which 250 girls were employed, blew down just before the hour for quitting work. Everything is in confusion. The loss of life is probably much heavier than at first reported. About the same time there was an explosion and fire in the same neighborhood by which eight men were burned to death. THE PAWTIITLAKS. Reading, Pa., January l J. —This wa" the saddest night in the history oi Read ing. A death-liks pall hangs upon the city as the reenlt of the most horrible disasters in its history. A hundred households are in mourning as the result of one of the greatest calamities known in Pennsylvania. A cyclone swept over the northern section of the city this afternoon and laid waste everything within its reach, and with terrible loss of life. The lives that have been sacri ficed and the number that have been in jured can only be estimated. The most reliable computation at 10 o'clock to night is that not less than sixty persons have been killed outright and one hun dred injuied. HOW THIS TERRIBLE CALAMITY OCCURRED. It was raining very bard ull morning. Towards noon it ceased almost entirely, and by 4 o'clock there was every indica tion that there would be an entire cessa tion of the rainstorm. Half an hour afterwards the bright sun made every eflrbrt to penetrate the clouds. The tinU of a rainbow were seen in the eastern sky. There was a clear sky overhead. This continued for half an hour longer, then the scene changed with a suddenness that was appalling. The fleecy clouds gave way to ominous signs of a coming storm. Dark, heavy banks of clouds marshalled themselves towards town, and soon a gloom seemed to have settled over the city; then the wind whistled, roared and tore in mad confusion. The storm clouds grew heavier still and louder roared the wind. In the western sky the storm was seen approaching with a thundering noise. The swath it cut was narrow, but its effect was terrible. Per sons residing along the track of the storm say they saw the FIRST SIGNS OF DANGER In a funnel-shaped maelstrom cf wind which seemed to gather up everything within its reach and cast it right aud left. Out in the country,, houses ami barns were unroofed, many of them overturned, crops rooted up and destruc tion spread in every direction. The track of this destructive element was not more than £00 feet wide, and it is lucky it only touched the suburbs of the city. It came from the west, and pasted along the northern border of Reading. First it touched the Mount Perm Stove Works. Here the corner of the building was struck and a portion of the roof was cut off as nicely as if done with a pair of scissors. Then the storm cloud scurried across some fields, took off a portion of the roof of J. 8. Sternberg's rolling mill, and a number of dwellings were unroofed as readily as if their tin roofs were paper. The storm then hurried across the property of the Reading Railroad Company and crossed the railroad. Here a passenger car was standing. This was overturned a-< quickly as if it had been a toy and its splinters were scattered in every direc tion. Meanwhile the rain poured down in torrents, the atmosphere became heavy and oppressive and it was ALMOST AS DARK AH NIGHT, Directly on one side of the track of the Reading railroad was situated the paint shops of the company. It was a one story building, about 60 by 150 feet in size. Here about thirty men were employed in painting passenger cars. There were eight or nine of the cars in the building. They had been built ar the company's shops at a cost if $0,000 each. The building was strock squarely in the middle and bricks were scattered about as if they were play things. The cars were turned topsy turvy, while the men were buried under the debris. The chamber of each of the passenger cars was already filled with gas, as they were ready to be taken out on the road in a few days. They ex ploded one after another. BANG ! BANG! BANG< BANG I They resounded over the city, causing people to run out of their bouses, think ing it was the sound of an earthquake. There was a considerable quantity of gasoline in the building and this added fuel to the flames. A sheet of flame shot upward with the roar of musketry. Some twenty of the men had a chauca to climb out of the debris, but four of their companions were enveloped iv the em brace of the flames. Their cries were heard for a moment by the terrified workmen, and then their voices were hushed forever. They were quickly roasted to death. The fire from nine passenger cars lit up the Heavens for miles around. It was a beautiful sight and could have been enjoyed but for the awful calamity which accompanied it. In the meantime the fire department was called out, but their services were unavailing. The building and cars were consumed in fifteen minutes, and noth ing was left but blackened, smoking ruins, under which lay FOUR HUMAN BEINGS BURNED TO CORPSES. Their names are John Kaller, Albert Lindberger, Sheridan Jones and George Schaffer. It was rumored that several others had been killed, but these are the only ones whom it is known have lost their lives. Aaron Dewalt, another employee in the paint shop, had an arm broken and George Knabb was injured inter nally, no doubt fatally. The loss to tbe railroad company is fully $75,000. While this was all going on, the storm was traveling forward with fearful rapidity. It must have traveled at the race of 100 miles per hour. It struck somh more houses and unroofed a doz"n private residences. Huge sheets of tin were carried a square away and de posited in a lot. Toe storm PROCEEDED IN ITS FULL FUBV. Directly in its path at the corner of Twelfth and Marion streets stood the Reading Silk Mill. Here about 175 girls were working. The building was a huge , structure, most substantially built, four ; stories in height and a basement besides. It eccupied a whole block of ground.! The siite of the bnilding itself was nearly 300 f set in length, and about 150 feet wide. It wi s surmounted by a massive tower, fully 100 feet from the ground. The funnel shaped storm-cloud struck the building directly in the center on its broadest side, which faced west. It fell to piec< 8 as if composed of so many building blocks. Nearly 200 hamau beinzs went down in the awful wreck. Walls gave way, floors fell down, one on top of the other, and carried their great mass of human beings to the bottom. Bricks were piled up in the greatest confusion, while amid the hurricane and whistling, rushing, roaring wind, TERRIBLE CRIES FOR SUCCOR Were sent up to heaven. It was a mo ment that tried men's souls, and almost simultaneously with tbe fall of the build ing came the awful cries for relief. Girls with blackened faces, bruised ami broken limbs, their clothing tattered and torn, dragged themselves from the ruins. So probably seventy-five to 100 escaped or were dragged cut by their friend?. These of course worked on the upper floors and were thrown near the top of the debris. At some places tbo bricks were piled twenty i feet detjp, aud underneath are lying to-night human bodies by the score. About 250 girls aud young women are usually employed in the mill, but at 4 o'clock eighty were relieved from duty for tbe day. They returned to their homes before the storm came. The most re liable estimate to-night places thes num ber in the building when it went down in the neighborhood of 175, and as before stated 100 of these were rescued by iriei da or dragged themselves out immediately after the accident. Alt ALARM FOR RELIEF Was immediately sent out and in a short time thousands of citizens arrived to help out the dead and dying. The scene was a harrowing one and beggars description. The mill is situated near the foot cf Mount Perm, a high mountain overlook ing the city. When the people arrived everything was enveloped in darkness, then huge bonfires were built, which cast a dismal glare over the surrounding scene. The fire companies leftthe burning paint shop and assisted in the rescue of the dead and dying. The entire police force was called out. Ambulance and relief corps and thousands of people were iv among the debris carrying out bricks, pulling away timbers and assisting wherever they could, all at the same time, but their work was slow compared with the demand for the rescue of vic tims. SCENES AMON4.I THE RUINS. One young woman was taken out all bruised and suffering with cuts and bruises. One body, noticed as it was dragged out, had its head cut off, others were in various postures, the living all Buffering from the most terrible wounds and some almost scared to death. An Associated Press representative entered what was once the basement of the building, and groping his way through the debris noticed five bodies of young girls lying close together. He tried to pull them out, but they were pinned down and it was im possible to get them out. They were dead and beyond all human aid. Up to 10:30 o'clock to-night probably the bodies of a dt.zen dead have been taken nut, while the praainr portion of the re mainder were still under the ruins. The work of rescue will be pushed all night, but it may be far into to-morrow before all the bodies are taken out. The rescuers still have the greatest hopes that soma of those inside are still living, and there is every effort being made to save them. ALL IS CHAOS AND CONFUSION Around the mill. The managers are missing and the correct number lost is merely guesswork. It may not be over forty, and then again at this hour there iB a likelihood that it will reach sixty or eighty. The silk mill was built about four years ago. The builders were Reading capitalists, and the cost of tbe building was $63,000. The mill was leased to Grimshaw Brothers, of Pattereon, N. J., where they also operate similar mills, and they have been running it ever since. The machin ery they put in the mill cost $45,000. This is a total loss. When an Associated press representative visited the scene of the wreck at 11 o'clock to-night he found everything in the greatest confusion. At that time about a dozen dead bodies had been taken out. SOME OF THE DEAD. Among those who are dead are the following: Henry Crocker, foreman silk mill; married, 23 years old, head crushed in, neck and arm broken; from New London, Conn. Laura Kershner, Eva Leeds, Lillie Crow, Katie Bowman, Kate Leas, Amelia Cristman, Sophia Winkle man, Ella Long, Willie Snvder, William Robeson, Rebecca Pouse," Kate Reid enauer, Rose Clemmer. Clerk Autenbach stated at midnight, that he believed fully eighly bodies were in the ruins. His list of employees is lost and owing to the confusion in taking out the injured he was unable to furnish a list of the killed. But eighty is a con servative estimate of those who lost their lives. AMONG TUB WOUNDED ARE : Geraldine Glazier, Annie Leads, BerthaKuser, Ella Lamm, Emma Rau eneahn, George Nieman, Ella Karl, Minnie Merkel, Sallie Hasson, Lizzie Owens, Bertha Herman, Marie Mellon Ellie Salmon, ElliePflum, Kate Hepler, Mary Cunnius, Mary Evans, Effie Ebright, Howard and Annie Bricker, Annie Fry, and many others whosa names cannot be ascertained in the con fusion to-night. A THRILLING EXPERIENCE. Augustus E. Roscup was foreman of the first and second floors of the silk mill. A reporter interviewed him, aud his statement was as follows: "It was about 20 minutes past 5 when I went to the second story to turn on the electric lights. After I had done this I stood looking about for about 10 minutes Suddenly I heard a loud rush ing noise which I thought was a cyclone. The building then shook. I was Btaudiug in the southern end of the room and before I could look out of the window I felt the building sink. Quick as lightning the portion of the room I was in went down. The girls rushed about me crying and screaming and calling for help. They did not real ize wh»t was taking place. It seemed to me as if the center of the building was struck first. I cannot describe tbe scene; it was awful. I could not do anything and could not think of what I should do. Our end of the building went down first, and while the floor was sinking it seemed to me as if the girls in the other part of the room woreou top of a hill; that was the way it impressed me. While we were going down I saw the older portions of the floor fall. In a minute all was over; tho screaming of the girls were heartrending. 1 was knocked down under some heavy timbers and held fast by my foot. I could move every other part of my body except my leg. I reached down with my knife and cut the shoe off my foot; this way I became loosened and managed to arise. Amid the screems of the girls snd fall ing beams, and bricks I succeeded in es caping. I got out of the ruins on the eastern side of tbe bailding but how Ido not know. I called to the girls as loudly as I could. They were all terri bly excited, and I never witnessed any thing so awful in my life. Many of them heard me and worked themselves toward me. At Borne places it seemed as if the floor was closed as solid as a solid mass, and tho girls would 'creep around this, crawl over machines, and creep on their hands and knees until they got to the opening where I was. The machines saved many from being crushed to death, as it left a space be tween the floor and debris to crawl out. I believe that fully one hundred persons escaped with me. I remember see ing them run across tbe com mons in different directions to their homes, terrified natnrally. Some ran away a short distance and then returned to tbe ruins. The entire build ing waß down. The girls came back to look for their brothers .or sisters or friends. We could hear the moans and shrieks of those imprisoned in the ruins. The rnia Was pouring down and ail around was dark. I was badly hart and bruised about the body, head and limbs and went home after I saw I solid do nothing. Between 250 and SOO operatives were in the building. About 4 o'clock I allowed Mxteen girls to go home. All the floors were in operation. The report that one hundred went home at 4 o'clock is not true." ONE OF TUB PROPRIETORS INJURED. George Grimshaw, jr., one of the pro prietors of the mill, was upstairs writing a letter. He went down with the wreck, was b-idly hurt about the back and limbs, and unstained a gash in his hand. John Ruber, the engineer of the silk mill, is another of the ki led. His head was cut clean off as with a sword. ADDITIONAL DEAD. Among the killed taken out of the ruins late to-night are: Charles Reit buir, Harry Crothers, Harry Jones, Sally Hickel, Jchn Foreman and Jane Seit heiner. Among the injured are Jane Keppler, Mary Evans, ..Mary Hartman, Kate Alspach, Matilda Taylor, Sarah Shade, Kate Sullivan, Annie Krick, Frank Shaffer, Lizzie Ber rin, N Depley, Miss Lizzie Taylor, Char les Land wig, Cecilia Glecher, William Snyder, Albert Burkhardt, Kato Thomp son and Mary Rattan. Many of these are seriously hurt and have broken limbs and severe internal injuries. AT PITTSBURG. The Wind Wrecks a Seven -Story Bulldlnir. Pittsburg, January 9.—A terriSc storm of wind and hail, the worst known for years, swept over the city shortly after noon to-day, carrying with it death and destruction. The storm formed with suddenness that was overwhelming, and as the wind, accompanied by hail and torrents of rain, swept along the streets, pedestrians were hurled before it and barely escaped being crushed under the vehicles passing aloDg the thorough fares. Suddenly in the center of the city there was a terrible crash, and a few minutes later the central fire alarm sounded a call from a box at the corner of Diamond and Wood streets. Hun dreds of people hurried to the scene, where it was found the cyclone had caught a new building on Diamond street, owned by C. L. Willey, anil hurled it to the earth, covering up TWO SCORES OP MANGLED HUMAN BODIES. Toe building was in the courßo of erec tion. It was 40x80 feet in dimensions and was seven stories high. The front of the building had not yet been put in, and the wind seemed to enter from tbe open end. The high walls of brick and undried walls were parted, one falling each way, partly wrecking nearly a dozen of the surroundings building. The main'force of tho crushing building was thrown against Welding & Co.'s book store on Wood street, and the barber shop of Fred Schumaker, at No. 41 Wood street. The rear of Welding's store was crushed in, and toe front of the building was forced out into Wood street. The barber shop was completely demolished. A leather store next to the Willey building, occupied by W. H. Thomas, was also totally wrecked. The rear end of H. Watt & Co.'s book 6tore was crushed in, while some of tbe falling structure struck Joseph RichbaumV building fronting on First avenue, break ing the windows and iv juring a number ot employees. A portion of the wall of a mil linery store next to Thomas's Caved in and the windows and doors in a number of the surrounding buildings were broken Tne building of Rea Bros. & Co., stock brokers, on the corner of Diamond and Wood streets, was partly wrecked and the occupants barely escaped. Within five minutes after the collapse of the building, the streets were tilled with an excited crowd, notwithstanding the fact that rain and hail were pouring down in a perfect deluge. With the arrival of the firemen the WORK OP RESCUE Was begun. Ladders were run up to the second and third stories of tbe Welding building, and the first one taken out was a young lady employed as a type writer, who fortunately had escaped seiious injury. At the time of the dis aster about twenty-five men were at work on the building, and not one es caped injury, in the barber .-hop, next door, seven men were imprisoned, while half a dozen were buried beneath the debris of tbe Welding building. The hospitals were notified, and a short time later the clang of ambulance bells and patrol wagons was heard. The contractors had twenty-five wagons and carts on the scene inside of an hour, and private expressmen went with their wagons and lent their aid iv helping to rescue the victims. Mean time the crowd continued to increase, until finally it was found necessary to call out the police and have the streets cleared for a square both ways. The streets weie then roped in and no one was allowed about the ruins but those assisting in the rescue. The work was continued all afternoon, and at about 10 o'clock to-night a number of persons were known to be still underneath the debris. Up to that hour forty mangled and bruised bodies bad boon taken from the ruins. Some were dead, others were dying, and many were fatally injured. From the best information obtainable ! EIGHT wrrb killed OUTRIGHT, Or died in a short time, and all tbe others were seriously injured. It is be lieved the list of the dead will be greatly increased before morning. Of the eight killed, only two have been identified so far. One was a little girl named McGlono, who was walking along the street with her brother, when the building fell, and the two were buried in tbe wreck. Tbe little girl was killed instantly and her brother fatally injured. The body of George Kirsch, a barber, was found in the cellar of the barber shop. Five un known men and one boy are now at tbe morgue awaiting identification. Dr. J. L. Reed, a prominent physician of Alle gheny was in the Welding building at the time and is still missing. It is feared he is dead. LIST OF THE WOUNDED. Following is a list of the wounded and rescued up to 10 o'clock to-night: Seriously injured — Daniel Courtney, Eugene E. Davis, Charles H. Petticord, Weldon S. Mason, Alice Carter, John O. Odout. Bernard O'Connor, Frank D. As sett, Thomas Lemon, Alfred Lambert, Wamire Ardie, James Watt, Michael Ryau, John Donnellv, Henry Faulkner, Thos. McKee, O. E. Smith, E. McGown, Martin Halloran, George Mason, William Springer, Wm. Nearker, John Gordon, Morris Vine, Owen Donnelly, George Thrishler. W. W. McKeown, Samuel Brown, George Bcott, George Lang, J. E. Mavin, Gus Mesmer, Bartley Cooley, Samuel Stringer, Willie McGlone. It is impossible yet to say how many of these will die, but it is feared tbat the major ity of them will be unable to survive their wounds. Rev. Father Canevin, who was helping to rescue the victims, narrowly escaped being killed by a fal ling wall. WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTION. It is almost impossible to-night to give a reliable estimate of the pecuniary dam ge, but it will probably be 175,000 or $100,000, in tho immediate vicinity of the wrecked building. The cyclone wrought terrible destruction in other parts of the city and out upon the rail roads centering here. A portion of the foundry of Mcintosh, Hemphill & Co., on Thirteenth street, was wrecked, aa was also a house in Allegheny. At Walls station, on the Pennsylvania Rail road, a large brick building, owned by the Westinghouse Air Brake Company, was partially demolished, and at Wil merdingse a coal tipple was wrecked. At McKeesport, houses were unroofed, trees blown down and windows smashed. Three houses in the course of erection were blown to pieces. On the river a number of boats were torn from their moorings and cast adrift like corks, but tbey were secured before much damage was done. The velocity of the wind was fifty miles mn hour, the highest record for years. It is still blowiDg hard to night, but it is growing colder and the weather is clearing. LATER —LIST OF TilK DEAD. The list of dead identified up to 11 o'clock was as follows: Samuel Stranger, aged 1G years, painter; Thomas Jones, bricklayer; Charles Fritch, aged 16 years; George Mason, carpenter; colored boy named Fargge, bootblack; George Kirsch, b..r!>t;r, aged 18 years. The little girl, McGlone, is not dead as previously stated, but in a serious condition. The remains of one man have not been iden tified as yet. The Inspector of Police said at a late hour tj-night that he was of the opinion that from fifteen to twenty five persons were yet in the ruins, and he would not be surprised if the death-list is increased to fifteen or twenty. STILL MORE VICTIMS. Up to midnight no more victims were discovered. At 6:45 o'clock this even the voice of a boy named Gattman was beard, but the rescuers could not locate him. He said that be was all right if they could get at him. At 12 o'clock, however, he had not been reached ana no sound could be heard. It is feared he died of exhaus tion. The bodr of a colored boy was taken out of the ruins about 11 o'clock. He was terribly crushed and his viscera were protruding. A num ber of narrow escapes were reported. Seven men were thrown from the seventh story to the ground and escaped with slight bruises. It is learned that the factory of Bontreger& Co. in the seventh ward was blown down during the storm and a man named Hines was killed. The Cold M'nvr. Chicago, January 9 —A flurry of wet snow, melting as it fell, began here this morning. At noon it continued with in creasing severity. The bignal Service weather map for the day shows that Chi cago is at the center of an extremely wide area of low barometer, extending in an irregular circle from Omaha to New York, and from the northern shore of Lake Superior to Knoxville, Term. The barometer here marks 27.90 inches, the lowest on record for this point. The temperature here is 34 degrees. There is a light wind and it is snowing or ranging throughout the area of the low barometer. Telegraphic com munication is almost paralyzed. A cold wave with a blizzard accompaniment has developed in Montana and Dakota and it is expected here within twenty-fosr hours. Storm Items. Montreal, January 9.—The damage by tho sleet storm between here and To ronto will not be much less than a mil lion dollars. The wires are down and forest trees are uprooted throughout the whole region. Williamson, Pa., January 9.—To-day's storm was very violent here. A large number of buildings were damaged, and a portion of the new Demorest sewing machine factory was blown down and the remainder partially unroofed. Several buildings were blown down and others damaged. Chicago, January 9. —Advices from many points in northern Wisconsin and Michigan report that to-day's storm was of great severity. The railroads in many sectionslre badly blocked by drift and snow. The lumbermen in Wisconsin, however, are greatly pleased. Decision Against the Trast. New York, January 9. —The Supreme Court to-day rendered a decision against the Sugar Trust in the suit brought by the State against tbe North River Sugar Refining Company to forfeit its charter on tbe ground that it virtually parsed out of existence by selling out all its stock to the Sugar Trust and closing up its works. Action was begun by Attorney-Gen eral Tabor for the forfeiture and dissolu tion of the charter of the North River Sugar Refining Company, on the ground tr at it has exceeded its powers and fran chises by becoming a member of the Sugar Trust. Judge Barrett's opinion is tbe most exhaustive, probably the most important ever written upon the subject of trusts and monopolies. safe in Canada. Cuicaoo, January 9. —Harry D. Schall, assistant cashier in the paymaster's office of the Northwestern railroad, has disap peared with $11,500 of the company's funds and $2,500 belonging to tbe Clerks' ami Mechanics' Building and Loan Asso ciation, of which he was treasurer. He went in good society, and it is supposed that his expenses ran over his salary. Later—lt is now said young Schall's defalcation may reach $50,000. Three days elapsed from the time of the theft to its discovery, and it is believed that tbe defaulter made good his escape. Pond Mother—"Well, Harold, how are you succeeding at college?" Harold— "The profesESor says I'm getting well up m figures." "Indeed?" "Yes; I used 'to be seventh in my class, and now I stand sixteenth. O, I'm pushing on."— [Yankee Blade.