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Hundreds of Xtoople Killed and Mangled?
Heart-Kernling Scenes and Incidents?
The Ground Poughed Up, House* L)e
moliahed and Kallroad Kails Twisted
Like Wire.
St. Cloud, Minn.. April 15.?A
few minutes after 4 o^cloek yesterday
afternoon the skies "became overcast
willi a dark cloud, and a great black
mass rose over the hills Southwest of
the city, and coming with terrible
velocity to the Western outskirts in
a direct line for the Manitoba freight
yards. The clouds hung low, and roll
ed over and over like smoke over a
battle Geld, and were accompanied by a
loud roaring and cracking sound, that
resembled a conflagration in its fury.
The cloud was funnel-shaped, and the
point dragged along the ground like the
tail of a huge anal beast, lashing every
thing that came in its path into atoms.
The citizens had hardly time to flee to
their cellars and seek other points of re
fuge before a whirlwind was on them
and the air filled with flying boards,
shingles, bricks and other debris, that
was strewn over the country and piled
in promiscuous heaps. It came from
the Southeast and moved in a North
easterly direction uniil it reached the
river, where its course was diverted and
followed the river bauks until it reached
Sauk Rapids, where it diverged to the
left, passing directly through the centre
ofthat town. *
The utmost excitement prevailed.
Women and children fled from their
houses and rushed aimlessly about iu
the midst of the dark cloud and dust and
an avalanche of boards and brick. Men
lost their presence of mind and stood in
silence and inactivity in the presence of
the wind demon. It was hardly noticed
before It was on the city iu all its fury,
and the people were not warned of their
danger before it was upon them, and
they fell like grain stalks before the
reaper's sickle.
The portion of St. Cloud struck by the
cvclone was the Southwestern section,
and was the residence portion occupied
by the laboring class of people, the ma
jority of them being foreigners employ
ed on the railroads. Their dwellings
were light built houses and became easy
nrey to the monster that had so vicious
ly pounced upon them. They were like
cockle shells in the grasp of the whirl
wind, and were picked up and tossed in
the air and rent into a thousand pieces.
The earth was plowed up in the line of
the cyclone, and the path over which
?H^na83cd, to a. width of nearly a quarter
'ot a niile, 'T??Ks as though it had been"
upheaved by a terrible volcanic erup
tion. It had hardly begun its terrible
work before it was finished, and the
scene that greeted the eyes ot those who
had escaped its fury was one that caused
the stoutest heart' to shudder. The
cries and sleeks of the wounded rent
the air, and the cround was strewn with
the bodies of the dead. Among them
were stalwart men, weak women, and
weaker children. The citizens almost
to a man rushed to the demolished dis
tricts, and summoning physicians began
their work of rescuing those who were
still living from beneath the piles of
dirt and fallen buildings.
Braiuard was promptly telegraphed
to for medical help, and she immediately
responded by scudmg a dozen physi
cians and surgeons by a special train,
but it was late in the evening when they
arrived on the scene. St. Paul aud Min
neapolis were also appealed to and a
special car was sent out with twenty
three surgeon aud physicians for the
scene of disaster. After dark the scene
was a ghastly one. Rain poured down
in torrents aud hundreds of men wander
ed over the ground, many carrying lau?
terus, sear thing for bodies among the
ruins. The hotel lobbies were filled
with excited citizens, many of whom
yet suspected that some portion of their
families or their friends had,fallen vic
tims to the terrible disaster.' Women,
seemingly unconscious of the rain that
was falling in the streets, and ignoring
the gutters and turbid streams, glided
about sobbing and moaning in their
On the arrival of the train yesterday
?with the surgeons, work was at once
begun to relieve the wounded. Eighteen
dead were taken to the Little Giant
engine house and stretched out on the
floor, while the wounded were sent to
the First Benedict Hospital where they
were promptly cared for by a corps
ot physicians and the nurses, among
whom were numerous lady residents who
had volunteered their services. ? There
were fifty-four wounded in the hospital
last night besides a large number that
were taken to private residences. To
day there are forty-three in the hospital,
two having died and the others have been
removed. The bodies at the engine
house were neatly dressed to-day and
placed in coffins" The funeral will
probably take place to-morrow.
Scarcely a vestige of any of the wreck
ed structures remained intact. The
ground is covered with all kinds of tim
bers, promiscuously tangled together. It
is estimated that 400 structures (all
frame)were blown down and the neat and
costly Manitoba depot was unroofed
and wrecked, thus almost entirely cut
ting off telegraphic communication. The
only building of any consequence aside
rrom the depot injured was the brewery,
and this was badly warped and twisted.
l\\c force of the storm was such as to
wrcnth of.' the door of the safe iu the
pestofice Hid carry it some distance
from tie building. A church bell weigh
ing 1.OW pounds was fouud among the
deb:is bur hundred feet away from the
Kj. The remaius of the dead are
tnrecogwzable. being complete
he! and blackened. There are a
abc number injured about the
?" Col M Glorcr Jan lt'S,~
hips and spine. Many of the survivors
will be disabled for life.
The delegation of doctors from St.
Paul and Minneapolis worked all mght
under the disadvantage of bavins no
splints or drugs, as the drug stores
were completely demolished. Splints
were madejrom the shingles with which
the ground was strewn In the track of
the storm for miles. One tortunate
thing was the fact that the school had
been dismissed, as the fatality among
the children would have beeu appalling.
The school house was rased to the very
Sauk Rapids, Minn., April 15.?
The cyclone struck this city shortly after
4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and in
just six minutes the best portion of the
town was in ruins. Not a single busi
ness house was left standing on Main
street. Many residences were demol
ished. The wind came from the South
west and swept everything before it for
a width of about four blocks. The storm
cloud wns as black as night, with a
bright, clear sky on either side. The
Court House is now a heap of ruins,
and several couuty officers are killed.
The Union- school house, the Presby
terian and Congregational Churches,
the postoffice, a dour mill and a large
machine shop were all converted into
kindling wood in less time than it takes
to tell it. What was once the centre of
the town is now covered with debris
timber, doors, pieces of furniture, etc.
Only the City Hotel remains intact.
The* Northern Pacific depot is literally
blown away and a large number of
freight cars overturned upon the tracks.
At the present time twenty-two dead
bodies have been recovered from the
ruins, and a large nurnber of people are
injured. The bodies are laid out. in the
neatest houses left standing and several
half demolished buildings are made to
auswer the purpose of a morgue. The
spectacle is a sad one?the living being
not only deprived of their friends, but
of all their earthly possessions at the
same time. The total loss of property
is not less than $300,000, without a
dollar of cyclone insurance. The town
is well nigh ruined. The living are car
ing for the wounded as well as possible,
and the physicians from St. Paul, Min
nepolis and Brainerd are m attendance.
St. Paul, April 15.?Dr. Denslow,
who with others went last eveuing by
special train to St. Cloud, returned this
morning. Upon arriving ot St. Cloud,
he said the physicians from St. Paul and
Minneapolis divided, some going to
Sauk Rapids. Dr. Denslhw was on the
force sent to the St. Benedictiue Sisters'
Hospital, and they were kept busy untii
3 o'clock this morning. One probably
fatal case is that of a woman, who has a
broken collar bone, both bones of the
left forearm, and both bones of the left
leg fractured, all comminuted and the
petus broken, an accident seldom chroni
cled in surgery. Her head and face are
bruised beyond recognition. Strange to
say the woman is conscious and talks
freely, saying her hip hurts, but other
wise she lelt no pain. Auother proba
bly fatal case is that of a young man,
twenty years old. Both legs are so
badly crushed that they had to be am
putated midway between the knee aud
thigh. One man, lying in the hospital
b?my injured, said three of his children
were dead. Another man in the next
cot to him responded, saying his wife and
three children were killed. Three little
boys, about six years of age, were
brought in at midnight, wounded cruel
ly. A woman was found with a piece
of scalp as large as a man hand torn
from her head and hanging by shreds.
Drs. Denslow. and Hiehic shortly
after midnight went across to Sauk
Rapids to render what assistance they
could there. Twenty-three dead bodies
had been found and the doctors from
Minneapolis were busy caring for the
injured. Drs. Higbee and Dolliver ol
Minneapolis, just from St. Cloud, told
an Associated Press reporter that new
bodies were being recovered hourly from
the debris and being brought in from
the country in the track of the tornado.
Twelve injured people were brought in,
several of whom will die. Druggist
Schubert's remains had just been found.
He had only been in the city two weeks.
Four have died of their wounds since
At a church East of Rye Station, thir
teen members of a wedding party were
killed, including the officiating minister.
At Sauk Rapids thirty-one are already
dead. The list will be swelled to forty.
Dr. Ames ot Minneapolis, who is on
duty at St. Cloud, informed Dr. Dolliver
that at least thirty deaths can but
result from the visitation there. At
Sauk Rapids a man named Van Etton,
who weighs 250 pounds, was carried
400 leet through the air and fatally
injured. A dead baby was found in the
street. No owuer for it can be found.
At St. Cloud in the track of the storm
stood the Manitoba freight house and
cars filled with freight." The heavy
cars were lifted from the tracks and cast
in pieces in a shapeless mass. Iron
rails were torn from ties and twisted like
the smallest wires. Telegraph poles
werejtorn up and the wires twisted into
curious masses. The freight house was
totally wrecked. The roof was lifted
and blown several hundred feet. The
sides next succumbed, and over 83,000
worth of freight was scattered piece
meal over an area of a quarter of a mile.
Fifteen freight cars were demolished.
The operators in the telegraph otlicc
and the employees at the freight depots
saw the cyclone coming and lied into
the cellar and escaped.
It was 8.30 In.the evening when the
special car arrived from St. Paul and
Minneapolis. The run was made In two
hours through a terrible thunder slorm.
Along the road were signs of terrible
storms apparent on either hand, and
the streams, turbid and swollen.' had
burst over the confine of their banks and
covered .the prairies until the country
had the appearance ol a world <sf ^jagxy
Thousands of People Gather Along the
Line to Sec Them En Route to Florida.
New Oki.eans. April 13.?About
5,000 people gathered at the Morgan
ferry landing yesterday morninc to see
the seventy-six Apache Indians arrive.
This band was captured in the Sierea
Madre and are part of the band of Ge
ronimo. The Indians were guarded by
Company K, of the Eighth Infantry,
consisting of thirty men and three offi
cers, Lieutenant J. R. Richards of the
Fourth Cavalry 'commanding. The first to
alight was the notorious chief Chihuahua,
who has raised many a white man's
scalp. He got off, followed by his two
wives aud a number of pappooses, one
of whom was strapped to the back of its
mother. Chihuahua's costume consis
ted of a shirt and a breech clout, the legs
being perfectly bare. His lace was
painted re/1 and yellow, and he wore a
cartridge belt, to which hung an empty
bowie-knife scabbard. The bncks, six
teen in number, stepped from one train
to the other and gazed at the crowd,
while the women removed the baggage.
Nearly all of the bucks were without
pantaloons, and only wore shirts. The
squaws were dressed in calico and wore
moccasins. One young squaw, about
twenty years of age, carried in her
arms a baby seven days old, which was
born the day before the party left Fort
Carlos. She had not even taken to her
bed, and was as lively and did as much
work as any of the other women. They
travel leisurely on special train charter
ed by the government. The Indians do
their own cooking along side the tarck,
the train waiting for the purpose. Their
destination is Fort Marion, at St.
The most conspicuous Indian in the
party was Chief Nana, now over eighty
years old, but still fresh from the war
path. He bears the. distinction of
having slain more human beings than
any man living._
Intrenched in the Ship's Hold Behind a
Kerosene Barricade.
Washington, ? April 13.?United
States Consul Withers has sent from
Hong Kong a thrilling account of the
death of a Spanish sailor named Leon
Salares. hired at Manila by the captain
of the ship Granite State, of Ports
mouth, N. H., aud who mutinied and
sought refuge among packages of kero
scene oil, with which the lower hold was
filled. He threatened that if attacked,
or unless furnished with food and water,
he would fire the oil and burn the ship.
For a night and part of one day he de
fended himself by means of' sheath
knives bound to pole?,vf*nd-throwing
fire wood at the lanterns carried by the
men, breaking the glass and compell
ing a retreat, as the- naked flame could
not safely be carried near the oil. A
concerted onslaught was atlcngth made,
and after four hours of desperate fight
ing the man was secured. He had been
wounded in the mouth and ar.n, and had
cut his own throat just before bis cap
ture, lie died in ten minutes after be
ing taken on deck. The ship was hove
toT her colors set at half-mast, the burial
service was read and the body was
launched into the ocean.
a Murdered Man's Foresight.
A. P. Hcnly, the clerk of the ordinary
, at Athens. Ga., shows the copy of an
old will on file in the ordinary's office that
probably has not its like in the country.
Reter Terry thought that one Wells
would assassinate him . and. with this
idea in his head, he made his will. In
it he left his property to a certain num
ber of his friends, whose names are
mentioned, to be used in prosecuting
, Wells to the utmost extent of the law,
? provided he killed Terry. A few days
I alter the will was made Terry was
found dead in his garden, shot through
the heart. When his will was read
suspicion was aroused against Wells,
and, on a search being made, the wad
ding from the gun that did the killing
was found, and it proved to be a part of a
letter that passed between those men.
Wells was tried for murder, convicted
and hung in three months after the
killing. _ ...
a Sad Incident.
Early in January a young man from
Indiana passed the civil service exami
nation for a position in one of the de
partments at Washington and was order
ed to report for duty. When he applied
the chief clerk of the department noti
fied him that there had been a mistake.
There was a vacancy, he said, but a man
recommended by a senator had been
appointed." The young man returned
i home. His brother, a prominent law
yer of the west, came on and protested
agaiust the treatment, asking that his
brother be appointed, as he had been
out of work a long time and was in low
spirts. Last week another vacancy
occurred, and the chief clerk sent the
young man the oppomtment for the
place. Monday when he opened his
mail hefouud the appointment returned,
endorsed by the brother: "My brother
died this morning."
At the 5Cth annual conference of the
Mornian church, held last week. 8.0(H)
j persons attended. The speeches made
; and resolutions adopted made parallels
i between the Monuau leaders and the
I prophets ot the bible. It was declared
I that Taylor. Cannon aud others of the
I Mormon leaders are as truly prophets
I as Noah. Enoch and Elijah and the
! absence of the latter day saints was ex
j cused on the ground that they had the
] example of the earlier prophets to justi
1 fy them in hiding from the persecutions
of the wicked?to wit, the United States
court where indictment for bigamy arc
pending against them.
"Lustro," the great metal polish for
silver ware, sold only by P. W. Cant
I well.
Tue Meeting of the Farmern and how It is
Watched?Some Things to he Considered
in Carolina*
Spabtanburg, April 15.?The ap
proaching "Farmers' Convention," and
what it-can and should do, is a subject
of great interest iu this Stute, and will be
until the 29th mat.
. In certain portions of the State, and
among some parties, the cry is that it
should devote itself entirely to matters
connected with agriculture and should
mgore politics altogether. A great
many others, and particularly those who
hnvo been most enthusiastic in support
ing ,tlie movement, believe that none of
the main objects which bring the farmers
together can be accomplished unless
tbe^-cau secure such a legislature and
such an executive as will fiivor their pur
poses and secure such legislation as they
It.is feared that some of the delegates
to .the convention, instead of being in
sympathy with the movement and de
sirous of its success, will go therefor the
express purpose of preventing the farm
ers from uniting on any platform, and of
making the Convention itself a failure.
TJic Convention can meet, form a
general organization, aud after delibera
tion, adopt a general platform, embrac
ing such changes and reforms as the
farmers may demand from the Stale,
and then adjourn, leaving details to the
State Democratic Convention and the
General Assembly, because the Farm
ers' Convention cannot of itself do any
tliing final. The first great difficulty
will _be to get the Convention to agree
upon.a platform, but a convention of
farmers ought easily to agree upon the
matters embraced in the call, which are
a farmers college, the proper reoresenta
tion of the counties, and the equalization
and reduction of taxes by the abolish
ment* of unnecessary offices, reduction
of expenses, etc.
Taking it for granted tliat the conven
tion will agree upon some such plat
form, then the question arises as to the
means to be used to secure the ends hi
view.',:?-How are the farmers to secure a
?'farmers' college" if they do not lake
furthers steps looking to this organiza
tion of the executive and legislative de
partments of the State governments.
How tire the counties to secure proper
representation fn the General Assembly
or the State Democratic convention
without-some farther efforts being made
after-the convention has adjourned.
_?c|ufefiTorming a general organization
n"fc9?flfS5nssing .%?ric?iiltupnl;-'rantfier^: .
strict'y speaking, the convention cannot
do any tiling except to frame certain issues
or to make certain demands of the
Democratic party and State government
before the people in their election of
delegates to the Slate convention (where,
the Executive will be chosen) and in
the election ot Representative to the
If i the convention can agree upon a
platform, the next natural step to be
taken, would be to look out for repre
sentative men of sufliccnt intelligence,
and capacity, whom they could present
to the State and county Democratic
organization as candidates, who are in
accord with their views, as the reform
needed in the State. In doing this, the
farmers would have an opportunity of
showing the non partisan character of
their movement; that they are looking
to the best interests of the State, and
are not merely seekiug ollice themselves,
by selecting the best mcu they can find
iu the State, who are in sympathy with
them, and their wants, regardless of the
profession or avocation to which they
belong. Such a course would put their
movement on high ground, and show
that they are not governed by any nar
row feelings or prejudices. It is their
best policy, moreover, to select the best
agents they can find, to assist them in
accomplishing the work they have iu
There is an abundance of good ma
terial in this State, among men who arc
not mixed up with any of the complica
tions of the past. Among the State
offices it will be a matter of but little
importance to the farmers as to who
shall occupy them, except the positions
of Governor and Lieutenant Governor,
which exercise considerable influence
over legislative affairs. If for instance,
(after adopting a reasonable platform),
the farmers could induce some sucu man
as Gen. W. II. Wallace, of Union, or
Gen.J. JL Kershaw, of Camden, to be
come a candidate before the Democratic
Convention or primary electiou, if such
should be provided for, and pursuing a I
similar course of supportiug good men j
in the various counties, willing to repre
sent their expressed wishes, they could
easily secure such au executive and such
i a Legislature as would grant the desired
relief. It is true that the positon of
Governor docs not. in itself, offer any
great inducements to such men as have
been mentioned, but tiie future will bring
oppotunitics of fitly rewarding the
sacrifices which the present may de
It is quite certain whether the Con- j
j vention can agree upon a common plat- j
j form or not. that what wc call "the<j
Tillmail movement," has developed the
, fact that the masses are waking up, and ;
' are anxious for some political and indus
I trial changes. It is more than proba-!
J ble, even if the convention fails to agree 1
that the advocates of the main princi
ples of the movement will carry them
! before the. people in their primary elec- ',
, tions. and continue the work until sue
I cess has crowned their efforts,
j As this movement has started in the I
; up-country and seems likely to beoppos-i
i ed mainly in some of the lower counties, \
I it would be well for a demand to be made j
i upon the State Democratic Convention
I for a renpportionmeut of rcpresenta-'
lives from thodiffercat counties, or for a
primary election or the Democratic
party, A second convention, at least,
should be called if a primary election
cannot be secured, in which the counties
should be represented in proportion to
their Democratic strength. One or the
other of these changes must take place j
before any true expression of the will of
the Democracy in this State can be as-1
certaiued, or any important reforms in
our educational, industrial or political j
affairs can be affected.?Spartan m Au-1
gusta Chronicle.
Pretty Love Affair of Secretary Lnmnr?
the Gentleman in Bfacon.
Macon, Ga., April 14.?Hon. L. q.
C. Lamar, Secretary of the Interior in
Cleveland's cabinet, arrived in Macon
this morning at 9:30 o'clock. He was
met at the depot by Col. Wm. H. Ross,
Anderson W. Reese and Col. Albert R.
Lamar. After the compliments of the
day, Col Lamar was taken in charge by
Mr. Reese and driven to his elecant
home on Washington avenue. He will
be the guest ofMr. Reese to-day and to
night, and to-morrow and to-morrow
nigh; he will be the guest of Mr. Ross.
To-morrow evening Mr. Ross will invite
a few friends to his residence. Beyond
this no public reception will be tendered
him. Col. Lamar was born in Putnam
county, September 17, 1825. He was
educated at Oxford, after which he
moved to this city, studied law and was
admitted to the bar in 1847. He after
wards moved to Mississippi, where he
has resided since. He served through
part of the war, when he resigned to go
to England on an important mission for
the Confederate Government. Colonel
Lamar says his visit South is not a po
litical one in any sense, and is more of
a social nature. Indeed, those who are
in a position to know, say that he will
soon be united in marnrgc to a Macon
lady. As the romance goes, they were
cugaged to be married in the long ago;
they were parted for some trivial reason;
each married; the husband and wife are
both dead: now, after years, the two
hearts which beat together in unison
then, will be united In marriage, ne
will remain in the city two or three
days.?Augusta Chronicle.
- Shot Iii? Daughter's Betrayer.
' Pakkersbubg. W. Va., ApriU3.?
A special from St. Mary's, W. Va.,
says that a fatal shooting affray occurr
ed there last night. Luke Leiper, a
well known citizen, aged fifty years,
induced au eleven-year-old daughter of
Samuel Russell to elope with him last
Monday. As the ill-matched pair left
no clue behind, Mr. Russell, who Is also a
well known citizen, could not follow and
was compelled to await developments.
Yesterday alternoon Leiper returned
alone. Russell soon heard of his pres
ence and hunted him up. The men met
about 8 o'clock, when Russell immedi
ately drew a revolver and fired four times
at Leiper, who fell fatally wounded to
the ground. Pussell was at once hurried
away by friends and the officers have
not as yet been able to discover him.
Suicide of an Karl.
The Earl of Shaftsbury killed himself
in London recently while in a cab riding
through Regent street. He shot himself
several times in the body with a revolver.
Dcatli was nearly instantaneous. The
corpse was conveyed to the Middlesex
hospital. Shaftsbury was in about
two months of being 55 years old. He was
the eighth Earl of Shaftsbury. succeed
ing on October 1st, 1S85, to the title, on
the death of his lather, the noted philan
thropist. He leaves a window, one son
and live daughters.
Killed His Wife.
West Bend. Wis., April 12.?Wil
liam Helms, a farmer, aged forty years,
who resides near Kewaskum, killed his
wife to-day and is now in jail here.
Helms is afflicted with insanity, and two
officers were sent to take him in custody.
He shot at the officers, but missed them,
and the bullet struck his wife, killing
her instantly. Four children were left
motherless by the tragedy, one a baby
two weeks old.
Explosion of Giant Powder.
Milwaukee, April 17.?A special
to the Evening VV isconsin from Clinton
ville announces a terrible explosion of
giant powder there while unloadiug
eight kegs from a train. One keg was
accidently dropped, exploding the entire
lot. Arthur Edwards had the top of his
head blown off, killed instantly. Jas.
Ringwood, telegraph operator, and
George Storms, brakeman. are fatally
injured. The conductor and three other
men arc also seriously injured.
Tin; friends of Major McSwecneyof
the Hampton Guardian have put him
forward in print ;us deserving of legis
lative honors. A Varnville correspon
dent pays this high tribute to the Ma
jor: "His untiring energy and his true,
patriotic and timely efforts in behalf
of his country, so eminently servicea
ble in the past, is a guarantee that he
will prove a strong and useful represen
tative. A man's success in life, coupled
with integrity of character, is a sure
and safe guide."
After an exciting but peaceable
contest, West Foint, Va., has gone dry
by forty-six majority. Three hundred
and seventy-four votes were polled, the
next to the largest vote ever polled there.
All the whites except thirty-two, and
quite a number of colored voters voted
dry. Three barkeepers voted dry and
one did not vote. The announcement
of thu result caused loud rejoicing
among the large crowd anxiously
No matter what it is, call at Jos.
Eros' for it. Bass ball goods, line goods
of all descriptions, suitable for any occa
sion. Books, Music, Stationary, line
Cigars, call for Eros' Album Writer's
Friend 10 cents; also the only place to
get a large variety of line Candies at
15 cents per pound at Jos. Eros'.
$1.50 PER ANNUM.
The Village of East Lee, Nenr Plttafleld,.
lUnsKiichusett*, Swept Away by the
Bursting oi a Bam.
Pittsfield. Mass., April '20.?At
6 o'clock ' this morniug the village of
East Lee wasjmundated and devastated
by the breaking away of the dam at Mud
Pond resevoir, Mountain Lake, about
two and a half miles from the village.
The pond covered many acres of swamp,
and was increased from its original limi
ted size by exteusive dams built by a
club of manufactnrers as a storage place
for water. East Lee village, whose
half dozen paper mills are situated on
the stream* received its first news of the
accident when the flood came pouring
down the street, the water being from
four to six feet deep and bringing with it
trees, portions of houses, barns, fences,
wagons and every form of movable
property. People fled to the slope of
the valley aloug which the torrent was
(Muring, and some houses moved and
toppled about like chips on a river.
The flood passed East Lee and went on
down the road destroying gardens, towns
and fences, and moving the smaller
buildings. It had not power, however,
to wrecK utterly the larger houses
though the damage done will amount
to many thousands of dollars.
As soon as possible the people went
np the line of the flood toward the dam
and found the ruin worse as as they ap
proached the starting point of the flood.
Fortunately the track of the flood was
in a sparsely inhabited country, but
what destruction there was for it to do
in wrecking three or four houses along
its way was thoroughly accomplished.
Much stock beside property is lost.
The explorers have already found the
bodies of nine persons and are scarchiug
for others. The scene is one of terrible
desolation, and the town of Leo is wild
with excitement.
The Montreal Police Unearthed a Phe
nomenon Recently.
For some time the Montreal police
have been looking for a band ot "New
York burglars believed by them to be
operating On retail houses in the eastern
part of the city. The supposed burg
lars baffled them, and stores with bur
glar automatic alarms fared no better
i than the rest. One cute detective heard
the story of a young boy's doings from
some companions and on Tuesday ar
rested Joseph Landry. n perfect child in
appearance. He is thirteen years old,
but being very alight does nofc look more
than nine. He burglarized stores as easi
ly as playing marbles. On one occasion
lie heard the burglar alarm ringing while
at work, but continued on, as he knew
the parties were at church. At an
other time he entered a store through
bars six inches apart. Money was his
first choice, but when he couldn't lind
that, silks and jewelry were taken. He
choseiSuuday for his operations gen
erally and in course of six weeks he
cracked successfully eleven stores. When
taken out of bed in themorninghe denied
guilt until the olliccrs found stolen silks
and other goods hidden in the room.
He not only kept out of the clutches of
the olliccrs. but had hidden his booty so
deftly in his father's house that none
but himself was aware of its presence.
His love for whiskey and a fast horse
bad given other boys too much knowl
edge of his doings, or the police might
have been still looking for the '"gang of
Xcw York burglar*." The child was
lent to the reformatory for four years,
and the police arc astounded that ho did
his work without accomplices.
By a Priest itt the very Door Of the Cathe
Madrid, April 18.?This morning
while the Bishop of Madrid was ascend
ing the steps leading to the entrance of
the Cathedral he was shot with a revol
ver by a priest standing at the top step,
the ball entering his abdomen. This was
followed by another shot from the same
source, striking the bishop in the side,
whereupon the wounded man fell on the
steps. The priest theu descended the
steps aud fired still another shot, which
took elfect in the bishop's thigh. The
priest was theu seized, putting a stop to
bis murderous work, and his victim was
borne unconscious to a private chamber
in the cathedral, where the last sacra
ments for the dying were administered
to him. JJclug Palm Sunday the cathe
dral was more than usually crowded by
worshippers, and when the fearful work
of the priest was realized a furious mob
followed the carriage in which he was
conveyed to prison by the gendarmes,
whose presence alone prevented the
I lynching of the would-be murderer,
j The motive for the crime was revnge.
j The man who flred the shots was reccut
ly dismissed from the priesthood and
j had fruitlessly applied to the bishop to
i be reinstated, t^uecn Christina has
I inquired as to the bishop's condition.
! The Pope has telegraphed his blessing.
I The bishop is still alive. The priest
i made an attempt to commit suicide.
j A train on the Charlotte, Columbia
? and Augusta Railroad had a lively
1 chase after a deer in the neighborhood
I of Hath. Kor three miles the track is
' perfectly straight and level, and the
| train kept about twenty rods behind
? the animal, which cleared fully fifteen
I ties at a leap; finally, as the locomo
tive began to gainon him, the deer
1 darted into the woods and disappeared.
Ladies do you wish a nice pair of
!Gloves? I thought so. Well Cornel
| son's is the place to get them. He has
? just received the most complete line of
j gloves ever offered to the trade, at very
I low figures.

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