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. ".»:r Anxiety to Get a Share of
\:t Cztr’s Big Free Lunch,
. st9 a Panic in Which Twenty
CI^L Hundr# d Were Trampled to
_ There Were a Million
Men and Women Trying
seats at a Table Provided
a ;f that Number—Terrible
f^ea Described-The Corona
E Pes ivitiee Continue.
5 ' w. May 30.-10:35 p. m.—latest
•3 rtveived from the scene of the
’ r - re that 2.500 bodies have al
been recovered.
■Copyright, Associated Press.)
jr,*,.*. :*Iay 30.—A terrible panic.
^ ze. from the great crush of peo
V y ,c.. popular feast here to-day. in
>oDcr of the coronation of the czar,
, i"<*3the trampling to death of many
v,r>. including a woman who was
,.gret of a child during the excite
i-n:.
,, anticipation of the grand holiday
i-'i popular banquet on the Hodynsky
. iijs. ten-1 of thousands of people be
rr trooping towards the Patrovsky
la front of which the plain is
5ltuat«i during the earliest hours this
Boning In fact, so much interest
w in the open air banquet that
tio.yar. S reached the grounds last eve
tag and camped there, or in the im
E?d»-e ricnity, during the night, in
order to make sure of obtaining good
Poj;::om to-day. The majority of these
j^or> came on foot, but some came in
•jv oddest kind of vehicles, country
firs and turn-outs of the most primi
r.T3 jfsTiption, and others tra' elled
c; horseback.
On the Hodynsky or Khodijnskoje
% n fit is written both ways), long
!;r<’S of rough tables, flanked by
fnigber benches, had been erected. In
v* distance these lines of tables looked
• immovable regiments of soldiers
•• Tenches of some extensive series
- firificarions. It was at first arrang
(■: r.i accommodate 400,000 people, but
is v s- of the Immense crowds assem
;• >d :n and about this city for the coro
3a:ion f«;os, nvtra tables and benches
hastily erected and every effort
made v, Provide eating room and a
snrtv meal for 500.000 people. Twice
L-r number was desirous of taking
ja- in the fast, but the authorities de
t -d that there must be a limit to the
:imVr to be entertained, and so the
irtre 'va? fixed at 500.000.
I TO FEED THIS MULTITUDE
c nrrr.v of cooks and waiters was
•oit-dht r. 'he army bakehouses
v- M\ed to their utmost capacity,
it.• r.oo,mugs, each bearing por
• i' -he czar and czarina, were or
■ , and manufactured for pre-enta
r. m the people taking part in the
t - ;• nquet. Thousands of cattle.
- .. N of provisions and ship loads
uirr-hmer.s were sent during
' s-ek. and this morning all was in
b-i-tiress for the gigantic meal.
ar icipation of the assembling of
mens** on ora ana tne possimiuy
'Hier. strong forces of police were
•1 for duty on the plain which,
'he p rr.jvsky palace it fronts, is
l~ ■: »emile.'out of this city and on
to St Petersburg. In addition
• d detachments of infantry and
ry were stationed in the vicinity.
' "d'T to support the police, should
t ■'top be necessary.
vti t -day the mass of peasants
the rubles was really enormous
• w.tp all desperately hungry.
' ‘tn having fasted by choice or
’V. fer nearly twenty-four hours.
and
ce did everything possible to
k 'be crowd, but suddenly the
controlled by some inexplic
'>•' or impatient to get at the
'orward. swept everything
tn nd overturned tables and
made of grass, trampling
under 'cot and crushing the
indrcdft of people. The old
" ik. naturally. suffered the
poor woman, who gave
’ 1 during the excitement,
to death. The fate of
• not definitely known, but
o have shared the fate of
t ZAR AND CZARINA.
'* 1 of the disaster, were
• d. sent additional phvsl
' no to care for the injur
^'1. 1 instructions that a full
- - 'dy is to be made, in
. ‘ distressed families may
*1 found on Kohodins
n. '' i.idles evidently of high
;n the finest silk and
he richest jewels. The
li- '0 which the bodies of
i ,,., a ’ >ken by the authorities.
In- . ' . - persons after news of
p • ttives. The scenes at
< " Ai,er? the process of
: - wins on. are terrible.
r W!S due to the absence
°n!y about a thousand
l,r*' n charge anti they
:ai'le to control the mob.
*. he pressure of the as
•s of thousands, all
: a common centre, they
and presents into
This seeming
a scram
.. j ; possession of the gi^ts cn
'>.!ov piece of ground
e formed a dead trap for
Napo
before
* -.. ; kia troops
> ? lhia cit>'
. . . . jMn* scenes were wit
■ arvjvors seeking rel
‘ letter were mostly neas
^ _ 'x*™ mostly peas
of tnem have as yet been
identified. They were lying in heaps,
as they had been extric.ved. during the
afternoon, their crushed, bloodstained
and horribly distorted faces upturned in
the scorching sun. Grav-haired men
! and women lay alongside children and
j sturdy men. all crushed as if beneath
[ heavy rollers, some of the heads being
j tramped into a shapeless jelly.
At 11 o’clock exactly an official notice
was posted saying that the list of dead
: totalled up 1.13S persons, including
j those who died from the injuries after
i having been removed from the plain.
The Czar has given orders that the
I sum of 1,000 roubles be given to each
bereaved family, and that the victims
be buried at his expanse.
As this is the first serious accident
reported since the festivities commenc
ed. it has attracted much attention and
has cast quite a gloom over the city.
The French ambassador. Comte de
Montebello, is scheduled to give a ball
a: the French embassy this evening, but
it is reported that this feature of the
celebrations may be abandoned, al
though a very large sum of money has
been spent upon the preparations,
France being very desirous of testify
ing of her friendship for Russia by mak
j ing a display upon the occasion which
: would pas3 into history. The deeora
I tions for the embassy and ball room
have cost a fortune, miles of the most
valuable carpets have been laid, fruits,
flowers, fishes and birds from all lands
have been imported for the supper, and
• no'hing has been spared to make the
French embassy bail one of the most
! striking features of the coronation
! fetes.
T'n^fS there is a change in program
| me tLufcK ->reign envoys wii; he entertain
' ed at dinner in the Kremlin palace to
morrow ami, in the evening. Prince
Lichenstein, the Ambassador of Aus
tria-Hungary, will give a ball intended
to rival, if not eclipse, that prepared
at the French embassy for this evening.
Or Monday there will be a solemn ser
vice in the Chudov (miracle) Monastry
1 in the Kr- mlin, and on Monday evening
the governor of Mosfcow. the Grand
j Duke Serius. will give an elaborate ball.
During Tuesday morning, the Czar
j and Czarina, accompanied by the Im
perial court, will make a pilgrimage to
the
TROITCOl'RT MONASTRY.
situated, by rail, about 21* miles from
this city, and on Tuesday evening the
nobility of Moscow will give a ball in
honor of their Imperial Majesties, the
Czar and Czarina.
The Czar and Czarina, on Thursday,
will give a ball in the Alexandria hall
of the Kremlin, and on Friday, Prince
Von Radoiin. the German Ambassador,
will give a grand concert at the German
! embassy.
Saturday next, June 6, is the birthday
of the Czarina, and she and her husband
w«ill proceed in state to the Cathedral
of the Asshmption. where a special
birthday service will be held. In the
evening their Majesties will entertain
the diplomatic corps at dinner.
Finally on Sunday. June 7, there will
be a grand review of the garrison of
Moscow and the troops in this vicinity.
In all about 150,000 men will turn out
and during the evening the principal
administrative authorities of the city
will be tendered a dinner at the palace.
Their Majesties, during the evening
of June 7. will start on their return to
St Petersburg.
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H. S. WILSON INDORSED
For Delegate to Chicago, by th« Parkorn
bnrit District Convention — Free Silver
Won.
Special to the Register.
Parkersburg, W. Va., May 30.—Hon.
H. S. Wilson, president of the Cairo &
Kanawha Valley railroad and Wilson
saw mills, of Wood and Ritchie coun
ties. was to-day endorsed for delegate
to thcDemocratic national convention.
Mr. Wilson is an avowed advocate of
free silver, which was the issue in the
contest.
WAYNE COUNTY DEMOCRATS.
Special to the Register.
Huntington, W. Va., May 30.—An
harmonious county convention at
| Wayne Court House to-day instructed
delegates for Watts and Wiley, and
Marcus for Judge. Free silver was
unanimously indorsed.
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BRICK POMEROY DEAD.
New York. May 30.—Mark M. (Brick)
j Pomeroy, formerly publisher o" thp La
Crosse (Wis.) Democrat and Pomeroy
Democrat, of this city, died to-day at
his home in Brooklyn.
KATE FIELD DEAD.
Chicago. May 30— Lorrin A. Thurs
ton cables from Yokohama: “Kate Field
died at Hanolul May 19 of pneumonia."
\ DISTRICT CONVENTION
| To the Editor of the Register.
CAMERON*. W VA.. May 3S.—The Pem
; ocrats of Cameron district held a meeting
' the school house at Cameron Saturday.
May 23. for the purpose of selecting dele
gates to attend the different conventions.
The meeting was called to order by T. L.
Davis. J. W. Dun levy was elected chair
man and J. R. Fitzgerald secretary. J.
V. Dun levy and A. V. Fisher were named
i to attend the State convention; alternates,
j Thos. Hopkins and Ellis Crawfcrd; W. C.
[ Dawson and E. S. Davis to attend the del
I egate convention at Clarksburg; Dr. G. W.
Hill and M. C. Todd to attend the Judicial
I convention: Bud Carr. Martin Cox and B.
Shalvey, alternates; Jas. Corcoran, Ben
Fltigerald. J. B. Fitzgerald and R. E. Kin
caid. Wm. M. Kincaid and Thos. L. Davis
to attend Congresional convention; alter
nates. R. A. McConaughey ar.d J. W. Po
l lan. T. I- Davis. Henry Hiingel, W. M.
I Kincaid. E. S. Davis. J. D. Dor.alson, Mar
tin Coglcy. D. W. McConaughey, Jas.
Howard. John Eyard. J. W. Dunlevy. Tom
Hopkins. Andy Dunbar, Jas, Corcoran,
John Crawford. O. T. Covert. Mart Mon
itor to attend the county convention.
Wh.it is the secret of the success of
the World Mutual?
Low rates and guaranteed insur
ance.
One-half the face of policy paid in
case of total disability.
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The Bon Ton is adding new attrac
tions to their already large and well
assorted line of Shirt Waists, and their
low prices will continue to make our
patrons happy.
The Marquis of Salisbury’s Very Suc
cessful House Party.
Tbe Princess of "Wales, With All
Her Retinue of Royal Servants
and Dogs, is in Attendance—So
is Prince Charles of Denmark—
The Marriage of Prince Charles
and Princess Maude to be Private.
Prominent Americans in Town.
Nellie Neustrotter Cutting a Wide
Swath.
(Copyrighted, Associa ed Press.)
Ix>ndon, May 30.—The opening of the
military tournament on Thursday and
j the first meet of the coaching club in
Hyde Park to-day are the two elements
j which mark the height of the season.
But while both displays are very gay
and attractive, smart society persistent
ly remains in the country, only coming
to town for a day or two at a time.
Among the lavish entertainments in
the country have been those of the Earl
and Countess of Warwick, who have
given one large house party after an
other. Early in the week they had the
Duke and Duchess of Marlborough
among their guests, and to-day they
aro entertaining Lady Randolph
Churchill, among other distinguished
people.
The queen’s Anal decision regarding
the marriage of Princess Maud of Wales
to Prince Charles of Denmark Is that
it is to take place in the private chapel
of Buckingham palace, which has caus
ed serious discontent among the masses
who have been anticipating a state
procession and an attractive spectacle.
Altogether, the season promises to be
the least successful in years.
Truth says: “It is notorious that
many West End tradesmen are on the
verge of bankruptcy and it was hoped
that the court would have seized upon
the opportunity to assist them. The
collapse of agriculture and the long
continued inactivity in the city have
seriously affected every class in the
West End.”
The Marquis of Salisbury’s present
house party will be an historical event,
as it is one of the grandest entertain
ments since the days of Queen Eliza
beth. As a most unusual compliment,
the Princess of Wales, her daughters,
and Prince Charles of Denmark are
present, and the other guests include
the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough,
the Marquis and Marchioness of Lon
donderry, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Cur
zon, Mr. A. J. Balfour, the Marquis and
Marchioness of Lansdown, and the vari
ous members of the Cecil family, of
which the Marquis of Salisbury is the
head. Half of the aristocracy would
have given much to be invited. All the
family treasures in the way of plate,
tapestries, etc., have been taken from
the strong rooms. In addition to her
equerries and ladies in waiting and the
unusual train of
ROYAL SERVANTS AND DOGS,
the Princess of Wales took her footman
and a functionary styled ‘'sergeant foot
man.” resplendent in gold lace, whose
special duties include that of waiting
upon the Princess of Wales at her
table.
England Is suffering from the most
serious drought in years. In six weeks
the rainfall in London has been only
0.20 inch. This lack of rain is very
serious as far as the country districts
are concerned. It is stated that the
reason the Duke of York was absent
from the ceremonies attending the cor
onation of the czar is that his great
personal resemblance to the Emperor
of Ru-sia caused the Russian police to
refuse to be answerable for his presence
in Moscow, claiming that it would mean
guarding two czars instead of one, and
the duke was finally persuaded to ab
sent himself.
A collection of relics neiongmg iu ui®
Hart family, descendants of Shakes
peare’s sister Joan, will be auctioned
off here next year. It includes a visitors
book containing the signatures of Wil
liam IV., Byron. IC‘ene, Longfellow,
Annie Hathaway’s chest of sticks from
the poet's mulberry trees and crab trees
and a plaster panel dated 1606 taken
from the wall of the poet’s house.
Beatrice Harraden, author of "Ships
That Pass in the Night” is ill. She has
been compelled to stop work on her new
novel.
The prominent Americans in town in
clude Consul General Morse. Mr. Henry
Watterscn, of the Louisville Courier
Journal. Mr. Frank Jones of New Hamp
shire. and Mr. Hannis Taylor, the Unit
ed States Minister to Spain. All. or
nearly all of these gentlemen, with Sen
ator Hoar, were present at a dinner
which is to be given to-night by all the
United States Consuls in the United
Kingdom to Mr. Patrick A. Collins, the
United States Consul General here.
Mr. Jone3 says he thinks the Demo
crats will renominate President Cleve
land.
Mr. Taylor is here to see his wife and
children sail for home. Mobile, Ala., by
the New York, on June 6. In an inter
view Mr. Taylor is quoted as saying
that he intended to spend a few weeks
at the University of Oxford and then
return to Madrid. He also said he
hoped the relations between the two
governments. Spain and the United
States, would be always cordial during
the term of his mission.
Continuing. Mr. Taylor said that the
Spanish government fully appreciated
the loyal and unbending spirit of Presi
dent Cleveland in the discharge of
every international obligation and it re
ciprocated by its readiness to respond
to any reasonable request in favor of
American citizens.
Mr. Taylor's object in visiting Oxford
is to obtain material with which to com
plete his book. “The Origin and Growth
of the British Constitution,” which he
is able to do as there is no urgent diplo
matic questions pending which require
his immediate presence at Madrid, the
last difficulty regarding the export of
Cuban leaf tobacco to the United States,
having been satisfactorily settled by
i
Spain agreeing not to apply the decree
j to contracts made prior to promulgat
ing the latter agreement. This, accord
! ing to Mr. Taylor, indicates that Spain
is amicably disposed towards the United
Mr. Taylor has had a long interview
with Mr. Thomas F. Bayard, the United
States Ambassador, and will be present
ed at the levee on Monday.
Mr. Charles Dana Gibson. Mr. George
E. Cook, Mr. Douglass Grant and the
Rev. Livingston E. Schuyler will be pre
sented upon the same occasion
Mr. Watterson declines to talk poli
tics and says he will not return to the
United States for a year.
The census of London ;*ist taken,
shows a population of 4,411,271, an in
crease of 200,528 since 1891.
There are renewed rumors of Am
bassador Bayard's retirement from th^
Court of St. James.
Nellie Neustteter, the famous Paris
ian dtmi mor.laine, has recently been
causing much sensation in the gay cir
cles of Paris. Since she has been under
stood to be under the protection of a
well known American millionaire she
has been noted for the smartness of her
owns and an exceedingly handsome Vic
toria drawn by seal brown horses with
silver mounted chain harness. T his
equippage is seen almost nightly at one
of the fashionable restaurants in the
Bois de Boulogne. It is stated in Paris
that she threw over a prominent Minne
apolis man to accept the attentions of
her present admirer.
Princess Lilioukalani, of Hawaii, is
still in Italy, but is expected in this city
towards the end of June.
A UK. SALE
Of Lots at Mannington, Thursday and Frl
The Mannington Development Com
pany sold a large number of lots at auc
tion on Thursday and Friday last.
About two hundred lots were offered,
and at least two-thirds of them were
sold, and all for cash payments. This
is most remarkable, in view of the fact
of the stringency in the money market
The railroad proposed from Morgan
town to Clarksburg will pass through
Mannington. and make it one of the
best towns in this part of the State.
J. C. Hervey, the auctioneer who con- j
ducted the sale, says he never had more
active bidding at a lot sale. Asked why
the bidding was so spirited, he said the
people evidently had the money, and
were progressive and determined to
build up and improve the town.
The Company which has taken hold
of the work of enhancing the natural
advantages of Mannington and bringing
the town to the attention of the proper
parties has gone about its work sys
tematically and energetically, and ex
cellent results are expected. The Com
pany is prepared to offer very advant
ageous inducements to manufacture! .
and corporations seeking locations for
industrial plants, and the Development
Company should be comunicated with
by any such. There is an abundance
of gas for fuel, and the supply in the
future will be still greater.
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HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT.
The annual commencement exer
cises of the Martin’s Ferry High School
will be held at the Opera House in that
town Thursday evening next. The
programme is as follows:
Chorus . High School
Invocation.Dr. R. W. Robins
Music.
Curves . Charles Bartholomew
Beauties of Nature.Essie W. Boyd
Music.
Monuments .Gertrude McCord
American Love of Titles,
Ida Kathryn Roberts
Truants.Frank H. Stewart
Music.
There Were Giants in Those Days.
Alice Janet Morris
The Irish.M. Martha Sweeney
Solo.Carl P. Lash
“Where Are We At?”.George Helling
Music.
The Mystery of Mr. Bunn..Alice I.. Wood
The Spirit of ’76 in '%.Carl F. Lash
Music.
Presentation of Diplomas,
E. E. McCombs, Esq.
Music.
Benediction.
Music by Wheeling Opera House Orchestra
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ARIOX SOMMERNACHTSFEST.
The annual concert and sommernaohts
fest of the Arion will be given at Wheel
ing Tark to-morrow evening, and with fair
weather will he most successful.
After the concert the remainder of the
evening will be given to dancing. The
Opera House Orchestra will make the mu
sic. Trains will run to the Casino for the
first time.
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RIVER NEWS.
Dally Chronicle of the Movements of the
Boats and Boatmen.
TO-DAY’S BOATS.
Pittsburg. Ben Hur, 5 a. m.; Ruth,
4 a. m.: Keystone State, 8 a. m.; Cincin
nati. Virginia, 8 a. m.; Zanesville.
Lorena. 6 a. m.
YESTERDAY’S DEPARTURES.
Charleston, Bedford. 8 a. m.; Parkers
burg. Liberty, at 11 a. m.; New Mata
moras, Lexington, 11 a. m.; Clarington,
Jewel. 3:30 p. ra.
Stage: 5:9, rising.
The snagboat E. A. Woodruff cleared
about noon for Rlttsburg.
Pittsburg. Pa., May 30.—River 6 feet
3-10 and rising. Raining.
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It is a fact that the World Mutual
provides for the same death rate as old
line companies at one half the expense
to policy holders.
The plan of the World Mutual is the
result of fifty years’ experience. A
home institution, incorporated in this
State. Main office 300, Peabody Build
I ing. __
During the winter of 1893, F. M. Mar
tin of Dong Reach. West Va., contract
ed a severe cold which left him with a
cough. In speaking of how he cured it.
he says: "I used several kinds of cough
gvnip but found no relief until I bought
a' bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edv which relieved me almost instantly,
and in a short time brought about a
complete cure.” When troubled with a
cough or cold use this remedy and you
will not find it necessary to try several
knids before you get relief. It has
been in the market for over twenty
rears and constantly grown in favor
and popularity. For sale at 25 and 50
cents per bottle by your druggist.
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SEEMS TO BE UNANIMOUS.
So far. every county in the State that
ha» held a Democratic convention, has de
clared for free silver,—Wayne Newa.
n ijp, ei
A Complete I ist of Victims of the St.
Louis Cyclone,
So Far as was Possible to Make It
at Last Midnight—The City Slow*
ly Recovering' from the Business
Paralysis Which Followed the
Storm — The Ruins Giving Up
Their Dead-Houses Are Needed.
May be Compelled to Call for Aid.
St. Louis, Mo., May 31.—At midnight
the total number of dead, missing and
fatally injured in the two cities number
424, made up as follows: St. Louis—
Known dead, 196; unknown, 11; fatally
injured, 15; missing, 56. East St. Louis,
—Known dead, 138; unknow dead, 3;
fatally injured, 2.
St. Louis, May 30.—By slow degrees,
St. Louis is recovering from the busi
ness paralysis caused by the awful
storm. Some of the principal thorough
fares that were choked with wreckage
have been opened and a few of the street
car lines have been started, but the tele
phone system of the town is practically
useless. The side streets through th<^
storm-wrecked district are still in a cha
otic condition. Telegraph and telephone
poles, with a tangled networK oi wires,
roofs of houses, uprooted trees, wagons
and vehicles of all kinds, and the shat
tered remains of whole buildings are
still strewn through most of their# In
some, traffic is impossible. It will re
quire weeks to restore some of tha
streets to their normal condition.
The number of dead is hourly grow
ing greater as the work of restoring
the ruins progresses.
The ruins where at first it was not
thought there were any dead bodies aro
now yielding them up. It was said by
the officials a. the city hospital the day
after the storm that no one was crush
ed in the ruins. They are now begin
ning to change their minds. It has been
ascertained that sixty to seventy-five)
of the patients and four or five employes
are missing. Until this morning prac
tically nothing towards exploring the
ruins had been done, but a large number
of men were put to work at daylight
to-day. This was done only at the loud
demands of the people who had friends
at the hospital during the storm and
who have not been heard of since.
Father Kenrick, of St. Vincents* church,
who has been .attending to the spiritual
wants of patients in the hospital for
years says that fifty bodies will be found
if not more. Dr. Sutter estimates the
number at 25, but would not be surpris
ed if it runs over the figure.
Demand for houses and flats by those
who were rendered homeless by Wed
nesday’s storm is great, and real estate
men think there are not sufficient va
cant houses in St. Louis to supply the
needs of the people. More than half
of the available supply has been ex
hausted, and the real estate offices are
constantly besieged by applicants for
quarters.
It is estimated that 7,000 homes were
so damaged as to render them unin
habitable. Real estate agents say that
the number of vacant houses and flats
at the time of the storm will not exceed
six thousand, and some families will
have to go temporarily without shelter
or depend upon their more fortunate
neighbors.
The storm has attracted to St. Louis
an enormous crowd. The streets are
thronged with strangers night and day.
The hotels are taxed almost to their ut
most capacity to care for their guests.
Some of the big down town hotels have
had to put cots in the rooms to meet
the extraordinary demand for accom
•modations. For the past three days all
the railroad trains into St. Louis from
every direction have been loaded to the
guards with passengers. The Union
station is jammed constantly with a
moving, eager, restless mass of hu
manity, and in the rush of visitors there
are about as many women as men.
Apparently all the towns within a ra
dius of 100 miles from St. Louis have
emptied their populations here, and
thousands have come from far beyond
that limit. Most of the strangers were
drawn here by morbid curiosity, but a
great many of them came to look after
relatives and friends.
The devastated district in South St.
Louis has a peculiar fascination for the
visitors. Thousands of them throng
the Lafayette Park region and really
impede the work of rescue and repair
by crowding around the wrecked build
ings and climbing over tottering walls
and heaps of debris where rescue corps
really fear to approach »o near.
The scene throughout the wrecked
district last night was a peculiarly weird
and dreadful one. Up to ten o'clock it
was in broken darkness here and there
where a dim lamp sent faint gleams out
ward, indicating the few houses which
had not suffered loss to such an extent
as to be uninhabitable.
The burial of bodies still continues
and every kind of a vehicle in which a
coffin can be placed is being used to
carry the bodies to the cemeteries.
Thieves were active last night and did
considerable stealing. Several hundred
suspicious characters were arrested.
Police Commissioner John A. Lee has
gone carefully over the wrecked dis
tricts. He said:
“I think the foolish false pride which
has prompted the announcement that)
St. Louis needs no outside aid and can
take care of her own distress and ruin
is well deserving of general denuncia
tion. The men who have announced
that we do not need outside aid do not
know or appreciate the gravity of the
situation and represent only their own
well fed. comfortable and well housed
personal views.”
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NEARLY TWO THOUSAND
Uave Been Killed end Injured by Cyclone*
In the Cnlted State* During the Month of
May.
The following table, compiled with some
care, gives a list of the most serious cy
clones In the West during the present
month, with the best obtainable lists of
killed and wounded In each disaster:
Wounded.
Killed.
May 12—Elkhorn, Neb!.
May 12—Lincoln, Neb.
May 13—Sterling. Kan. 3
May 13—Marshall, Okla.
May 15—Sherman. Texas . 85 14ft
May 15—Justin, Texas . 1
May 15—Cribble Springs, Texas.. 4 15
May 15—TIowe. Texas . 8
May 15—Farmington. Texas. 4
May 15—Carpenter Bluff, Texas.. ..
May 15—Newton, Kan. 1
May 1ft— Reading, Pa. 1
May 17—Elva, Ky. 5
May 17—Sympsonin. Ky.
May 17—Seneca. Kan. 8
May 17—Sebatha, Kan. 5 ft
May 17—Morrill. Kan. 4 ft
May 17—Frankfort. Kan. 8
May 17—Oneida, Kan. ft
May 17— Reserve, Kan. 5 21
May 18—Lamoni. Ta. .. 4
May !!»— Falls Clfv, Neb. 4 1?
May 2b—Eldon. Mo. 5
May 20—Versailles. Mo. 1
May 21—Lyon county, Kan. 2
Mav 25—Polk county. Ia. 11 ft
May 25—Jasper county. Ia. 12 12
May !Y— Manchester, Ia.
May 25—North McGregor, Ta.13 17
May 25—Elgin and Mt Morris. 111. 2 7
May 23—La Cvgne, Kan. 4
May 25—Groveland. Oakwood.
and oth^r points in Michigan... 3ft lift
May 28—Cairo, Ti,. 11
May ?7—St Louis (estimated)_2ftft 400
Mav 27—Fast St. Louis, III. (es
timated! .13ft 25ft
May 27—Birknor. Til. 4 12
May 27—New Baden. Til.11 25
May 27—Harmony Station, 111_ 2
May ?"—Pre''ke"ridge. TU. 2 .,
May 27—Near Mascnutah, 111. 2
May 27—Vandalia, Til. ft
May 27—Chamois, Mo. 2 3
May 27—Jefferson county. Til.12 21
May 27—Audrain county. Mo. ft 3ft
May 27—Franklin countv. Mo.... 1 1
May ?7—Vear Hertek, Mo. 3 13
May New Meriden. Til. 7 50
May 27—Shelbyville, Mo.13 5ft
Totals .R4R 1303
These totals are necessarily Incomplete,
as many of the wounded are fatally hurt,
and have died since the telegrams were
sent, or will die in n few days or a week,
while there Is no certainty as to the exact
number of killed outright In either St.
Louis or East St. Louis. As to the wound
ed, the lists given from the various towns
only applied to the seriously injured. In
several reports the wounded were only
given as "fatally wounded" or “seriously
wounded,” making no mention of those
slightly hurt. It Is propahle that the real
final totals for the month will approximate
BT5 to I'M dead, and 1,500 to 2.000 wounded,
from persons merely cut or bruised to those
fatally hurt or permanently crippled.
Many were also wounded In small villages
and In the country, the total number being
unknown as yet.
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A BLESSING IN DISGUISE.
Second District Democrats Active and
Ready for Hard Work.
To the Editor of the Register:
Kingwood, W. Va., May 29.—The
Democrats of this section of the Second
Congressional district are not dead, nor
are they asleep. They are alive to the
importance of the issues of the times,
and their interest in the triumph of the
time-tried principles of Democracy ap
pears to be greater than at any time
in the past. The loss of the district in
1894 was a good lesson for the over-con
fident and indifferent members of the
prat.v. and, in a sense, was "a blessing
in disguise.”
Judging from the tendency of the par
ty. as a national organization, to main
tain thovse principles which have made
her so famed in history, and to return
to those moorings which have at times
been apparently deserted, the Democ
racy of this district have determined
that t.he district must be redeemed. To
do this the right man must he named as
our standard bearer. He must be a man
with a record beyond the possibility of
assault. He must be a Democrat of no
uncertain sound on the financial ques
tion now agitating the minds of the
people aM over this country. In short,
he must be for bi-metallism in its prop
er sense, viz: the relative equality and
use of both metals as redemption
money. Such a Democrt we have in the
person of Hon. William G. Brown, of
this county.
We are not authorized to speak for
Mr. Brown, but we are advised by one
of his close personal friends that should
a silver platform be adopted by the Na
tional Democratic Convention at Chi
cago he will be a candidate for the nom
ination before the next Congressional
convention. Therefore, should such a
platform be adopted at Chicago, the
Democracy of Preston will ask for the
nomination of her favorite son to rep
resent them in Congress.
STRUCK BY A STONE.
A Kenwood Man Seriously Assaulted Early
This Morning:
Shortly after last midnight. John Beck,
a Benwood saloon keeper, was struck on
the head by a Rood sized stone thrown by
some one whose identity could not be dis
covered. and very badly hurt. He walked
to his home and Dr. Melghen was called.
The doctor said his condition was very
serious. . _ ,
Very little could be learned of the affair.
Xo arrests had been made at 2 a. m.
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Christian Schnepf. the Opera House
druggist. made the following observa
tions of the temperature yesterday: 7 a.
m., 63: 9 a. m.. 66:12 m.. 70; 3 p. m., 71; 7
p. m., 72. Weather changeable.
Washington, D. C. May 30— For West
Virginia:—Partly clody weather; vari
able winds
BRIDGEPORT.
Miss Mary Graham is home from school
at Baltimore to spend the summer vaca
tion.
Arthur Glddinir, of Lorain, was In town
yesterday calling on friends.
Wm. Lynch, of Woodsfleld, was the guest
of friend* here yesterday.
Many people visited the cemeteries yes
terday. decorating the graves of their de
ceased friends and relatives.
Bicycle riders traveling out the pike are
becoming very reckless. Yesterday morn
ing a youngster by the name of Harry
Canley was getting on a street car near the
toll gate when he was run down by a
bicycle rider from Wheeling.
A number of the members of the bicycle
club will go to Steubenville to-day on their
wheels.
Harry Trueman leaves Monday for Em
pire to resume his old position In C. & P.
freight office there. Walter Taylor will
return to this place.
Over 30,000 policies issued during
three years existence of the World
Mutual. The grandest record ever
made by an insurance company.
Over 500 policy holders of the- World
Mutual in Wheeling enthusiastically
endonrse its novel plan. Our members
are our agents.
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Chamberlain s Cough Remedy give*
the best satisfaction of any cough med
icine I handle, and ns a seller leads all
other preparations in this market I
recommend it because it is the beat
medicine I ever handled for coughs,
On the Island Under the Auspices of
the Wheeling Gun Club
All Day Yesterday—Rare Sport for
the Orack Shots—St. Mary's Club
Finishes Second in the Team
Race—The Scores-Other Sport,
Local and by W ire.
The first shooting tournament of ths
Wheeling Gun Club was given yesterday.
A large crowd was present throughout the
day. The scores were very creditable. The
greatest interest was in the team race be
tween Wheeling and 8t. Mary's.
The officials were: Field marshal. J. E.
Wright; general manager, J. A. Penn; ref
eree, a. a. Franxheim; uap puner. Alex.
Garden; secretary and treasurer, John 1$.
Garden. The shooting conienced at ten
o'clock and continued without Interruption
until 4:30. . .
A number of crack shots irom a distance
competed. Flick, of Ravenna, O.. did ex
cellent work. Burt, Myers, VS r ght anl
Penn did very creditable shooting. The
local teams will shoot a race at St. Mary *
and a third contest will take place on neu
tral grounds. The scores follow:
First Event.—11.00.
Burt.i ° f 0 1 0 1
Cowan.0 0 1 1 0 1 1
111
1
1
1
0
0 0
Penn.1 0
C. P. F.I 1
Wright.I 1
Flick.1 1
Dinger.I 0
Lemmon.10 111
Mr. D. T.10 0 11
Second Event.
Wright.1 1 0 1 0 l
Flick.I 1 1 1 1 1
Burt .. .. .. ..I 1
D. T..1 1
Penn.1 1
C. P. Flick .. ..1 0
Lemmon.1 1
Cowan.1 1
1 0- 4
o o- a
1- 3
1 0 1- s
1 l 1-10
0— s
1- 6
1- 9
1-7
1- 3
9
1— 3
1- 3
1-10
1- 7
1- 9
0- 9
Flick.
Penn.
Wright .. ..
Cowan .. ..
Burt.
Myers .. ..
Lemmon.. ..
C. P. F.
Brown .. ..
Third Event.
..iioiiiim iooo i-u
,.11111011011111 1— is
,.11001111111101 l-ll
..0 1 1 o 1 1 1 0 0 1 l l l 1 1-11
..1 1001110101110 1—10
..muiiuiini i-u
,.0 l 0 0 1 1 0 l 1 1 0 0 l 1 1- 9
..10111111111110 1—13
..0 01111100010110-9
Fourt Event.*
Wright .. ..
Penn.
Lemmon.. ..
Flick.
Burt.
Myers .. ..
C. P. Flick
Cowan .. ..
Brown .. ..
.01101111011111 1-13
.10011111111111 1-13
.0 0011110111110 1—10
.0 l O 1 1 0 1 1 11 1 0 1 0 1-10
.11111101111110 1-13
.11111111111111 1-16
.11110101111111 1-13
.111110 11011101 0—11
.0 1110000 0 00 0 00 1—4
Fifth Event—Unknown Traps and Angles.
Wright.
Penn ..
Lemmon
Flick ..
Burt.. ..
Myers..
M a 1 lory
Goll .. ..
McGilles
Donally
Hell .. ..
Cow an..
D. T. ..
.0 110100111—6
..10 0 10 10 110-5
.0100111011—6
.10 1111110 0-7
.1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1-6
..10 11111111—9
..0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 l 1— 5
.0 1110 11111-8
.100011110 0— 5
.1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0—4
.0000100100— 2
.110 111110 0-7
.0 0 1 0 1 0 1 .1 1 „l-<^ #
Sixth Event—15 Birds.
Goll.11110 110 10 10 0 1 1-10
Smith.0 1 0 0 O 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1- I
Mendel.1 1 0 0 0 1 u 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0— 3
Hobbs.0 1 0 0 1 0 o 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1- 8
Donally.1 0 1 1 0 o 1 1 1 1 1 0 l 1 1-11
Kennon.0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 l 0 1 l 1 1 l-ll
_M.il.jry.1 0 0 0 1 10 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 l—10
lit;...o 1 0 0 0 i l 0 O 0 1 1 0 1 1— 7
McGilles.1 000 0 1100011000-5
C. P. Flick ....1 00 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1-10
W. 1 »troy .. ..XI110011II11411-13
Cowan.110 11110 111111 0-12
M. C. Mallory..o 010111 0 110000 1-7
Rennlger.10110101100001 1-8
Lemmon.11111110111101 1-13
J. F, Mallory ..001101001 l I 1 11 1-10
E. W. Mallory.0 0 011000 1 000000-3
Forbes.0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1-3
Burt.1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 l 1 0 1 1 0-11
Penn.1 1 1 1 1 1 l 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1-14
Flick.1 1 1 1 1 1 l 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1-15
Wright.1 1 1 l 1 0 l l l l I l l 1 1-14
Mycr.1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1-11
IV nn.1 1 1 1 1 l 0 1 1 1- 9
Flick.11111 l 111 1-10
Wright.0 110 111111-8
Cowan.10 1111110 1—8
Burt.10 10 10 1111—7
J. F. .Mallory ..1011011111—3
T. E. Mallory ..0111011111-8
Donally.111010110 1—7
Hobbs.0 11110 0 110-6
Hell.0 0 110 10 110-5
Renr.Inger ....0100111011—6
Seventh ICvent.
Lemmon.11 1111111 0— r»
8. F. Mallory ..1010111101—7
Wright.1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0-5
Goll.111111011 1— !#
C. P. Flick .. ..1 1 0 l l o l 0 i o_ o
Smith.0010010110-4
Kenon.lllllioill—o
Cowan.0110011110—8
Darby.11110 110 11—8
Wheeling Team.
Cowan—l 111100 lllllll
111111110 1 1-2.
Mendel—0 1000010000010
1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0-7.
! Penn-1 10111011111110
10 1111111 0-20.
Smith—1 01011010111000
I 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1-14.
Burt—1 liiiliotiiioil
0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1-19.
Gardner—0 0111011101000
0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0-12.
M yen—0 11111111111111
110 111111 1—23.
Go 11—1 11110 111111111
11110 1111 1-23.
Lemmon-1 110111011111
11111111111 1-23.
Wright—1 1111111111101
II 10 1110 11 1-23.
Total for Wheeling team—1*0.
St. Mary's Team.
J. F. Mallory-1 1110 1111111
111110 110 111 0-21.
T. E. Mallory-0 11111111111
000111111111 1-21.
Rennlnger—1 011111010000
1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 l 1 1 0-14.
Hobbe—0 11100001001111
111111111 1-18. •
Hite—0 11101101111111
110 110 1 0 0 0-1D.
E. W. Mallory—0 0011001101
0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0-13.
S. T. Mallory-1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1
000000010000 1—9.
Donally—1 1111111011000
11110 11111 1-20.
Forbes—0 101111111010t
0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 O 0 0—18.
McGIllls—0 1011011110111
1110 11110 1 0-18.
Total for 8t. Mary's team—187.
Ninth Event.
C. P. Flick .. ..0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0- r,
F. R. Mallory..0 010101100— 4
Hobbs.1101010010-5
J. F. Mallory..0 1111110 11—0
R. W. Mallory.1 0 0 o l 0 1 1 1 1— 0
Hrown.. .0 10 0 110 111—0
Forbes.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1—4
Smith.0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0—5
Roll.1110 10 1111—7
Kenr.on.111110111 1— f»
MHlInnls .1 1 1 l l 0 J l l o— *
Nye.1 0 i i o l 0 l 0 1- 0
Terth Event.
Myers.1111111110 110 1 1-13
WriKht.llllioiuiiilt 1-14
T’<-nn.1110 1U11110 11 1-13
Flick.11111111111111 1-15
Cowan.liiiiiiiiinii 1-is
Rurf.It* If 110011111 o—10
J. F. Mallory..1 11110 11111111 1-14
F. E. Mallory.0 1077011011001 1—9
Brown.10110 01 10 0 0 1 0 1 0—7
ftonally.0 i i i i i i o 1 1 1 1 1 o i-i*
Hite.111110 110 110 11 1-11
S. F. Mallory.1 00101101011110—9
Eleventh Event.
The eleventh event resulted: MTrltrht 0.
Penn <5. Cowan'S. Flick 9, T. E. Mallory 5,
Myers 6. J. F. Mallory 7. Roll 6.
Twelfth Event.
The twelfth and last event resultadt
Wrlaht 14. Penn 10. Cowan 13. Flick 13,
Myers 14. McClure 6. Donallv 13. Nye 8, F.
E. Mallorv 9, T. J. Mallory 12. E. W. Mal
lory 10, Darby 15. Lemirorv 11, Smith 10,
Brown 7, Goll 12, Mendel 6. ^__

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