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¥S-4 X- V* [f v, fe %v f'~ %v A ItepnaHAw TBOMPSOW, Publishers. j* COOPERSTOWN, N.DAKOTA. of tie Week. IMTBRE8TINO NEWS COMPILATION. DOME8TIO. THB boom in the iron trade continued on the 23d, and it was said the furnaces oould not fill the orders they were re ceiving. THK candle-works of Thomas Emery's Sons at Ivorydale, O., were destroyed by fire on the 83d. Loss, 9100,000. THE United States grand jury at Hel ena, Ark., returned ten indictments on the 23d for election frauds alleged to have taken place at the last Congression al election in the First distriot. Br an accident in a mine on the 33d at San Andreas, Cal., sixteen men were killed outright and thirty inlured. NKAB Austin, Tex., on the 23d J. R. Sevan, a wealthy Englishman from Liverpool, committed suicide because a young woipan refused to marry him. THE jury in the case of John Sage at Marion, Ind.,. tor murder, disagreed on the 23d after being out eighty hours. THK Commercial Telegraph Company was sold at New York on the 24th to Ed ward C. Pratt and John W. Mackay for 9155,000. STKEL mill and blast employes of the Lackawana (Pa.) Iron & Coal Company were notified on the 24th that on the 1st of January their wages would be in creased ten per cent. TIIHEK sailors were drowned on the 24th at Yaquina City, Ore., by being washed overboard from the tug Reso lute, and four men met a like fate in the harbor at Vallejo, Cal. AT Baltimore, Md., John A. Wehner, .a grdceryman, discovered his wife in the company of her lover on the 24th and out off her nose with a razor. AT Washington more patents have been Issued from the Patent Office this year than ever before. The total number up to the 24th was 23,860, against 19,585 last year. JOSKPH WOODWARD, mailing clerk in the Denver (Col.) post-office, was arrested on the 24th $pr robbing letters of 91,200. DIPHTHKBIA. was raging on the 24th in Eureka, S. D., and over thirty deaths had occurred. THK corn crop of Kansas this year is enormous, and corn is so cheap in con sequence that thousands of bushels were being burned on the 24th for fuel ,in place of ooal. IN a quarrel in a saloon at Stinesville, ilnd., on the 25th George Buskirk shot and killed George Easton and John Douglas. ADVICES of the 25th announce the death at Archer, Fla., of a colored man named Unka Santa Quanta, who was one hundred and twenty-three years old. J. D. REVELT., his wife and baby were instantly killed at Wilmette, a Chicago suburb, on the 24th by an express train on the Northwestern railroad. IN a quarrel on the 24th at L'Ange Gardien, Ont, W. H. Ford killed his wife and then took his own life. WHILE crossing the railroad traoks on. the 24th at Kinzers, Pa., Mrs. Annie Mcllvaney and her eleven-months'-old child were struck by a train and killed. IN a fit of jealousy on the 24th Dr. Munroe, of Larch wood, la., shot and killed his wife and then took his own life. ADVICES of the 24th say that Mike Marker, James fiardie and Tug Wilson perished in the snow on the BlU:.' mount tains in Oregon. JAMES HICKERSON and wife were assas sinated in their home near St Albans, W. Va., on the 24th, by unknown parties. ON the 24th 080 immigrants landed at Castle Garden, New York. AT Baltimore, Md., on the 24th Carroll S. MacGill finished his task of eating thirty quails in thirty days. He said hereafter quails and himself would be strangers. PBOF. BBOOKS, director of Smith Ob servatory at Geneva, N. Y., discovered a new comet on the 25th. WHILE returning from a Christmas eve dance on the morning of the 25th Miss Mamie Campbell and her escort, Benja min Lovett, both of Wilkinsburg, Pa., were struck by a train and killed. THE stock barn of W. P. Eells near Cleveland, O., was burned on the 25th, and thirteen head of valuable Holstein cattle were suffocated. Miss MABT MILES, of Marion, Ind., while curling her hair on the 25th touched one of her eyes with the hot iron, searing the iris and destroying the sight of her eye. OVER five thousand ooal miners in the vicinity of Scranton, Pa., were thrown out of work on the 25th by the shutting down of mines. ANNA C. JONES, the seventeen-year •old daughter of Rev. Sam Jones, the noted evangelist, eloped from Car tersville, Ga., on the 25th with William M. Graham, a stenographer, and the couple were married at Chattanooga. IN a race riot on the 25th at Jesup, Ga., two white men and seven negroes were killed at Clarksville, Tenn., two colored men were killed while resisting arrest at Augusta, Ga., two more ne groes were killed for assaulting police officers, and in a riot at Barnesville, Ga., three negroes were killed. CHRISTMAS DAT was generally ob served throughout the country on the 25th, and spring's etherial mildness was reported prevalent all over the United States. AN unsuccessful attempt was made in a Kansas City (Kan.) gambling-house on the 25th to murder Bob Ford, the slayer of Jesse James. THE business portion of Europa, Miss., was destroyed by fire on the 26th. DoBiNa November 29,097 immigrants came to this country, against 25,419 in November, 1888. Germany furnished 6,782, England and Wales 8,788, Italy 8,147, Austria 3,160, Hungary 2,201, Rus sia 2,819, Sweden and Norway 1,968 and Ireland 1,909. SABAH DKMEBETT, aged eighty years, and Charlotte Thompson, aged seventy years, were suffocated by coal gas on the 86th at Dewitt N. Y. THB merchandise exports from the United States during November were valued at 993,660,889, against 976^878,609 in November, 1888. Imports were 959, 007,173, against 958,876,789 in November, 1888. AT Ludlow, Mass., on the 26th John Bessette a mill-hand, killed his wife with an axe and then killed himself. JOHN P. JONES and William H. Pal mer, of Bangor, Pa., blew out the gas on the 26th in a hotel at Bethlehem, Pa., and were suffocated. SIMON SPOHN, a miser worth 940,000, was killed by the oars on the 26th while picking up coal on the track at Reading, Pa. ON account of the mild weather the directors of the Carnival Association at St. Paul decided on the 26th to abandon the carnival and ice palace. FLOODS in California had on the 26th caused a loss of 9200,000 along the line of the Santa Fe railway and 9150,000 loss on the Southern Paciflo lines. TmtBB children of Mrs. Lena Sohip were burned to death in their home at Omaha, Neb., on the 26th. The mother was absent and the house caught fire with the little ones locked in it. A WIND-STOBM on the 26th leveled hundreds of derricks in the McKeanand Allegheny (Pa.) oil fields, and two houses at Bradtord were wrecked. THE Nadean winery near Los Angeles, Cal., was wrecked on the 26th by the breaking of a levee and nearly 9100,000 worth of wine was destroyed. AT Bowling Green, Ky., J. McDonald, as the outcome of a family quarrel, fatal ly shot his wife and hiiqself on the 26th. A PETITION addressed to the Congress of the United States praying for the speedy establishment of a Territorial government in Oklahoma had on the 26th received thirty thousand signatures. ADVICES of the 26th from Jesup, Ga., say the jail was broken into and two negro prisoners were shot to death. A large number of negroes were taken from their homes and scourged and many others were compelled to quit the town. In the recent riot ten negroes and two white men were killed. DCBING the past year about five thou sand miles of main track railways were built in the United States, being the smallest construction recorded since 1885. THE Indiana Afro-Amerioan League was organized at Indianapolis on the 26th, the object being to protect the colored race against outrages. A TEST was made on the'26th by "a party of New York experts of the elec trical execution machines at Sing Sing prison, and they were found to be even more deadly than they had been repre sented. THE Wabash Manufacturing Com pany, large dealers in stationery in Chi cago, failed on the 26th for 9300,000. THE main building of the Western College at Toledo, la., was burned on the 26th. Loss, 9150,000. DURING the seven days ended on the 27th there were 288 business failures in the United States, against 342 the previous week. For the corresponding week in 1888 the number was 334. The total of failures in the United States January 1 to date is 10,590, against 10, 416 in 1888. LLOYD & Co., of Ellensburgh, Wash., the principal mercantile firm in the city, failed on the 27th for 9150,000. SOME thirty post-office clerks at Balti more were suffering from influenza on the 27th and were unable to work. BUD WILSON, a negro accused of an assault upon a white woman, was taken from a party of officers near Tusca loosa, Ala., on the 27th and lynched. IN Burnet County, Tex., Will and Calvin O'Dell, brothers, charged with murder and robbery, were killed on the 27th by a deputy sheriff while resisting arrest. THREE workmen, William Denby, William Devine and Thomas Elliott, were fatally injured on the 27th at Bal timore by a falling scaffold. THE discharge of twenty brotherhood engineers and one brotherhood brake man was causing trouble on the Cincin nati Southern road on the 27th, and there were rumore of a strike. THE Farmers' Alliance of Douglas County, Kan., on the 21 th adopted res olutions boycotting dressed-beef men or butchers who handle the products of the so-called beef combine. REVJ JOHN SHANLEY, of St. Paul, Minn. Rev. James McGolrick, of Min neapolis, and Rev. Joseph B. Cotter, of Winona, were consecrated as Roman Catholic Bishops at St. Paul on the 27th. AT Newport, Ky., on the 27th Mrs. Rena Huch, aged eighty-two years, was run over and killed by a locomotive. AFTEB an idleness of three years the furnaces of the Chestnut Hill Iron Ore Company at Columbia, Pa., were being repaired on the 27th, and would soon be put in full blast OTTO LEUTH, aged seventeen years, who in May last killed Maggie Thomp son, a seven-year-old girl, at Cleveland, O., was found guilty of murder in the first degree on the 27th. RANDIEZAZ, an Apache Indian, was hanged on the 27th at Globe, A. T., for the murder of Lieutenant Mott last March. Two CHINAMEN were waylaid and killed in San Francisco on the 27th by highbinders. THE Secretary of the Navy on the 27th adopted a new design for the flag of the na^y, to take effect July 1,1891. It will be applied to both the flag and the union jack of the navy, and consists of a rectangular arrangement of the forty-two stars. IN Boston 25,000 persons .were on the 27th said to be suffering with influenza, and in New York and Brooklyn the number was also large. A WIND-STOBM on the 27th at Fall RVyer, Mass., unroofed several houses and tore down church steeples. IN an address at DUbuque, la., on the 27th Governor Larrabee said that the prohibition law was a success in the State, that it decreased crime and was depopulating the jails and peniten tiaries. THE Navy Department on the 27th ao cepted the new cruiser Baltimore from the contractors. A CAVE-IN on the 27th of several acres at Plains, a suburb of Wilkesbarre, Pa., damaged St Leo's Catholic Church and other buildings. Great holes formed, •°me oI I ^em thirty feet deep. IN a street at Bvansville, Ind., on the 27th William Hargrove met his wife, out her throat with a pocket-knife and made his escape. JOHN CLARK and John France were on the 27th sentenced to two years in prison and disfranchised for five years for a burglary at Kouts, Ind. PERSONAL AND POLITIOAL. ELLIS WILCOX, who celebrated his one hundredth birthday tour months ago, died on the 23d at his home near Berlin, 111. NELLIE THATCHER, the fifth victim of the recent Tilden school fire in Detroit, Mich., died on the 23d. DR. JACOB CABB, of Flndlay, O., the discoverer of natural gas in Ohio, died on the 28d. HKNBY W. GRADY, editor of the At lanta Constitution, and famous in later years as an orator, died, at his home in Atlanta, Ga., on the 23d of pneumonia, aged thirty-eight years. HENBY W. AUSTIN, the founder of the village of Austin, a Chicago suburb, died on the 24th. He was sixty years of age, a successful merchant and a prominent Prohibitionist DENNIS O'HARA, aged one hundred and ten years, died on the 24th at his nome in Chicago. He had always ex pressed a wish that he might die on Christmas Day. A CALL for the twenty-second annual convention of the Woman Suffrage As sociation to meet in Washington Feb ruary 18 to 21 was issued on the 26th. THE widow of General George H. Thomas died suddenly in her home, at Washington on the 26th. HENBY WOLFORD, who had been con tinuously city treasurer of Louisville, Ky., for thirty-two years, died on the 27th, aged eighty-three years.„ „. 7^1 FOREIGN. '5 TEN THOUSAND boot-makers were on the 28d locked out in the labor distriot at Bristol, Eng. DISPATCHES of the 23d from St Paul de Loando report that numerous photo graphs of the eclipse of the sun were obtained by the American expedition during the period of totality on the 22d. ADVICES of the 23d from the Congo re port very satisfactory progress in the equipment of the new stations that are to be the basis of a systematic opposi tion to the slave trade. THE influenza epidemic had on the 23d spread over every part of Germany. NELLY BLY arrived at Hong Kong, China, on the 23d, on her trip around the world. She expected to complete the journey in a total of seventy-five days. INFLUENZA was making great ravages at Brussels and Vienna on the 24th. CHABLES MACKAY, LL. D., the well known author and journalist died in London on the 24th, aged seventy-five years. A BLOCK of buildings in London was burned on the 25th, causing a loss of 9750,000. THOMAS A. EDISON'S Christmas gift on the 25th to Archduchess Elizabeth,daugh ter of the late Archduke Rudolph of Austria, was a phonographic doll whioh talks and recites verses. INFLUENZA in Paris was increasing in violence on the 26th, and of the total number of persons attacked six per cent died. THE town of Aci Reale, in Sicily, was shaken by an earthquake on the 20th. and several houses collapsed and many persons were buried in the ruins. AT Vancouver, B. C., a party of young men in a sleigh were struck by a falling tree on the 27th, and four of them and the two horses were killed. IT was reported on the 27th that 580 deaths from inflnenza had occurred in Paris within twenty-four hours. LATE8T* NEWS. ,JRoastedto Death..:: HANCOCK, Mich., Dec. 29—At Huron »wa a family named Gross, consisting of •he parents and eight children, with a visitor,were consumed in a burning dwell ng. Theodore Gross and wife returned 'rom a dance near by at 2 o'clock. At 2:30 son, Theodore Jr., returned from the luion stamp mills, where he is employed. He went into the houxe and to bed. Short ly after he was awakened by his brother Nicholas, who heard screams coming from in adjoining room, occupied by their three tisters and three little brothers. They 'an to the partition door and found the room a mass of flames. All attempts at rescuing were fruitless. After the bouse had been consumed a searching party went over -the ruins and iiscovered eleven bodies. The victims were: Theodore Gross, aged flfty-sevenf his wife aged forty-seven Catherine John, Toney, Mary,Lizzie, Joseph, Michael, and Lenie—all children of Mr. and Mrs. Uross and LenaErost, of Lake Linden, a guest. The age* of the young people range from two to twenty-two years. Terrible Accident. CHARLESTON, W. Va., Dec. 28.—A terri ble accident occurred this morning on the Chesapeake & Ohio road ut White Sul phur Springs, 125 miles east of this place. The Vestibule train No. 3, on the Chesa peake & Ohio, left the track two miles west of White Sulp ur Springs at 7:30 this morning, demolishing six cars, killing eleven peope, und injuring .bout twenty five. The accident was caused by the rails spreading. It was a fearful wreck and the damage to the railroad at this time cannot be estimated. Luckily the cars did not take fire, being heated by steam. The 6ngine did not leave the rail*, but the tender was left without any trucks. The rear sleeper had its front truck on the ground and remained on the rails. Ten persons were killed outright and at l.-ast twenty-five more seriously injured. SQOATTEKS on the 28th, attempted to es tablish a town on the south side of the Missouri, opposite Pierre, but were driv en off by the half-breeds. W. E. GLADSTONE attained his eightieth birthday the 20th. AT Barnwell, 8. C., the 28th, three hun dred masked men took eight negro mur derers from the jail to a secluded spot outside of town and literally shot them to pieces. THE ex-Empress Theresa of Brazil -MFTD of heart disease at Aporto, the 28th. Six thousand bales of cotton valued at 9800 000 were burned at Yasoo City, Mich., the 28th. JOHN CLABKB, a farmer affected with paralysis, took a hot bath at Kokomo, Ind., the 28th. The attendant forgot all about his patient and left him in the tub all niarht When found he was dead. I 'Li'TdM THE TWO DAKOTAS. SOUTH DAKOTA SUFFERERS. Governor Are All Mellette Says They Right—State Aid. Governor Mellette, of South Dakota, recently expressed his views apropos to the resolutions adopted at the recent Watertown convention, whioh stated that no attempt at concealment of the iestitution among the people of the State was wise. He said the district where there is suffering and want is con fined to a small area of the State, com paratively, and the balance—fully eighty per oent. of the State—is in easy circum ttanoes and oould help the rest in a measure with what aid was coming in from outside. The Northwestern rail way alone has contributed over 940,000 already in freights to the sufferers, and Is still continuing its half and free rates »n coal and supplies where the neces sity for them is shown. VICTIMS. MANY u.- Diphtheria Raging Among Bussian Set tlers In South Dakota—Thirty Deaths. The Superintendent of the State Board of Health recently went to Eureka, the center of the great Russian settlement of Edmund and McPherson counties, to take meas ures for the suppression of malignant diphtheria, now raging among the Russians. The disease was brought to the settlement by a family of Russians who recently came over, losing two children en route. Thirty deaths have already occurred. One farmer lost six children and another is said to have buried four children in one grave. RIGHTS OF SETTLERS. The Trnet Opposite Pierre In Dispute— Governor Mellette's Opinion. Governor Mellette was recently asked regarding the right of settlers to ocoupy the mile square opposite Pierre on the reservation before the land is opened. He said he thought the agreement en tered into heretofore between the Gov ernment and the Northwestern railway would give the company the first right to occupy the mile square or as much as was needed for railroad purposes, after which the rights of settlers living there might be recognized, provided the Gov ernment did not decide to clear the land of every body before opening it Sentenced to Death. Lehman, the man who about four months ago shot and killed Constable Burns at Oelrichs, S. D., while resisting arrest, and who evaded the officers of the law for a long time, but was finally captured, was tried in Custer County re cently, found guilty of murder in the first degree and sentenced to be hanged. Lehman is the first person sentenced to death under the laws of the State of South Dakota. New Railroad for South Dakota. At Mitchell the oommittee appointed by the railroad conference met and drafted articles of incorporation recent ...ir a railroad from Forest City to .na, a distance of 355 miles, and to be known as the Omaha & South Dakota Railway Company. The road is to be built from Forest City to Omaha via Blunt, Mitchell and Yankton, and to be capitalized for 95,000,000. Left Many Debt*. Matt Miller, who was discharged from the Sioux Falls penitentiary about a year ago, where he served three years for assault with a deadly weapon, and who had been engaged in buying live stock in the country surrounding Sioux Falls since his release, disappeared re cently, leaving debts amounting to over 91,000. His scheme was to buy on credit and sell for cash. Short News Items. A heavy snow-storm, accompanied by high wind, raged over North Dakota the other night. It has been discovered that Ole Olson was the first white man born in South Dakota. It was in I860. Recently a hunting party from Fort Meade killed the largest deer ever shot in the Hills country. It weighed six hundred pounds when dressed. Two Oneida (S. D.) marksmen fired ten shots apiece at a steer recently, and finally killed it by shooting it with an axe. Mrs. John Hunter, one of the first in habitants of Sioux Falls, S. D., cele brated her eighty-second birthday re cently. Fifty farmers of Ingham County, Mich., will form a colony and locate in the vicinity of Pierre, S. D., next spring. The Northwestern Life Insurance Company, with a capital stock of 9100, 000, organized at Huron a few years agoi has failed. Mr. and Mrs. John Olson, of Sioux Falls, have so far furnished material for two base-ball clubs. No. 18 was signed the other morning. E. T. Cressy, managing editor of th* Sioux Falls Daily Press, has been ap pointed Librarian of the United States Senate. Mrs. Charles Spinks, of Yankton, pre sented her husband with triplets, two boys and a girl, as a Christmas offering. The children were all living, but the mother was in a precarious condition. A fire in the interior of the Sioux Falls University early the other morn ing came netr to destroying the main oollege building. The students who boarded at the oollege, armed with buckets, soon squelched the flames. The damages to the building are about 9100. Prof. Walsh's library was damaged. Arlington, S. D., has a town marshal but no jail, and when the marshal make an arrest he has to take the criminal home with him and look him up in the cellar. An Ohio syndicate purchasing large ly of real estate at Chamberlain. Post master Jones, of Columbus, arrived as a representative of the syndicate and was investing heavily. One hundred and seventy-four head of cattle were recently killed at Lowei Brule (S. D.) agency for the winter'! supply for Indians. About two hundred head more would be killed as soon aa the weather became colder. A BLOODY CHRISTMAS. Heeks and Whites at Jesup, Ga., Observe the Day In Sanguinary Manner—A Blot In Which Tea of the Former and Two of the letter Are Killed and Many of Both Baees Wounded—The Trouble Not Yet Over. SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. 27.—Ten negroes md two whites were killed and many of both races wounded in the fight in and around Jesup Wednesday, and the trouble is not over. The fight be gan about 10 o'clock a. m., when Chief Marshal Leggett and assist ants attempted to arrest Bob Brewer, the notorious negro out law and fugitive. Brewer raised his gun to his shoulder and deliberately shot down Assistant Marshal Barnbill, killing him instantly. The chief mar shal then fired on Brewer, but missed him. Brewer returned the fire and shot Leggett through both legs. Brewer and his crowd of ten or twelve men then fled to McMillan swamp, a few yards away. The report of the guns threw the town Into a whirlwind of excitement and the negroes were followed into the swamp by several citizens. Among them were William Wood, a carpenter, and his son, William Wood, who was on a visit from Ridgeland, S. C., to his father. The ne groes dodged into the swamp and when young Wood ran in behind them Brewer cose up and shot him through the head, killing him instantly, and shet Wood's father in the face. Accomplishing this much, the negroes ran farther Into the swamp and escaped. The news of the death of young Wood and the serious shooting of his father spread like wildfire over the town. Confusion reigned for a time and Jesup seemed to be in the hands of a violent mob. Mayor Hobbs called a meeting and hasty arrangements were made to protect the town. Seventy-five armed men were gathered in a few min utes and followed Brewer and his party a distance into the swamp. Mc Millan Bay covers over 400 acres, and Brewer is so familiar with its hiding places that the efforts of the posse to lo cate him in the swamp were regarded as In vain. The strength of the posse was in creased by a posse of twenty-five armed men before an hour had elapsed, and a picket line was formed on the east side, so aa to prohibit anybody coming out of the swamp to the town. Brewer is thoroughly familiar with the bay, hav ing been skulking around and hiding there, fishing and hunting, for a number of months. About 8 o'clock Thursday morning a party of unknown men attacked the jail at Jesup, driving away the guards. In a few minutes the door was battered In, and four men went inside and shot and killed Peter Johnson and Bill Hoppe. The former was a man who had been wounded and captured in the fight. The military were stationed about a half mile from the jail, but by the time a de tachment arrived every thing was quiet At I o'clock fifty men from Baxtry and other points on the railroads led by fifty men in and around Jesup divid ed into three parties and started out to visit the houses of the blacks. In all thirty houses were visited. Six houses were merely searched for weapons and members of Brewer's gang, and their occupants were not molested or abused. The first house visited was a large two-story frame tenement occu pied by Sally Hopps and other low char acters. Just previously all the buggy whips in one store had been bought .and distributed. The Hopps woman was terribly whipped and told to leave the town and never return. Two other blaok women in the house were let off with a lighter whipping. Three men caught there were whipped. In the next house Bill Fleutt lived. Fleutt and his wife and one Schuyler and his wife, frightened half to death, eame out The men were ordered to hold up their hands. Schuyler said he had not lived in Jesup long and swore earnestly that he had nothing to do with the Brewer gang. "Put down your hands," some one ordered. His hands fell, and the next moment a gun went off and Fleutt fell down. Schuyler, who stood within 1«ro feet of him, started to run, when a volley of shots was fired. Fleutt was dead with one bullet hole in his breast One room in Hannah Walthour's house was riddled with bullets before she would open her daor. Luckily for the inmates, they escaped from that room quickly. One bullet went through the footboard of a bed and buried itself in a pillow. Another bullet went through the headboard of the bed. Albert Harper, Dan Jacobs and a man known as Calvin were run out Harper asked time to get his Bhoes. "Never mind, you won't need them where you are going," was Ithe reply. The women were left and the men were taken away. They have not been seen since. The Georgia Hussars, dismounted, the company ordered to the scene of the trouble by the Governor, returned to this city Thursday afternoon. The Brunswick company was retained on duty by the mayor. The returned sol diers reported the trouble over. Their presence was only required to quiet the excitement of the citizens of Jesup, who remained in their homes to protect their families. A special from Jesup to the Morning News, dated 6 p. m., says that Mayor Hobbs has called a public meeting to take steps to defend the town. It is believed that Brewer is near here with a large force of negroes. The citizens are organizing and arming to aid the Bruns wick Rifles in case of an outbreak. LOSt HER JEWELS. Burglars Make a Rich Haul in a Buffklo Ladj'i Boudoir. BUFFALO, N. Y., Deo. 27.—Sneak thieveB made a rich haul at the house of John Bush Thursday night While the family was at dinner the burglars scaled the veranda, opened an upper story window into Mrs. Bush's boudoir, broke open her jewelry casket and stole a diamond cross valued at 91,200, an onyx pin set with two diamonds valued at 9500, a pearl necklace and earrings valued at 91,000, and a finger ring set with two diamonds and a garnet valued at 9300. jfr FURIOUS QALGS. They Cause Great Destruction erty uti Ihnnl Death* tm New, Pennsylvania and' Maryland hy the Floods in California. NEW YOBK, Deo. 27.—A- stro^%t*A^ storm visited this city and vicinity Thursday afternoon. In itie upper of the city the storm was acoompahiad by thunder and lightning, la Broekly* -.*• a three-story frame building la course of erection was blown down three carpenters were burled in the ruins. They were all rea»~ eued alive, but were badly |a» jured. Two little girls who were pass lng at the time were struck byflying tim bers. One of them suffered a fractures of the leg and the eyes of the other w««t badly injured. In Jersey City Samnil Bautcher, aged 52, was killed by being struck by the limb of a tree which waa blown down by the heavy wind. 7 At Buffalo the wind reached a velocity of sixty miles an hour, but no damage is reported from that seotion. At Roch ester an empty ice house was blown down and eonslderably damaged. 8om» damage was done to chimneys and outbuildings. At Utica immense hail stones fell, and great damage waa done to fruit trees. A large blaeksmith-«dii(p was blown down at Rome, but no im*" was injured. At Auburn rain, hall, thunder, lightning and high winds char acterized the day's weather. Lightning struck a dwelling and demolished on* side of the house. SYBACUSB, N. Y., Dee, 27.—A cyclone swept across Onondaga lake about 10 o'doek Thursday morning. It straek the horse barns of the People's Street Railway Company and badly damaged it. Charles A. Nichols, assistant Supers intendent, waa killed, and Giles Wood and Joseph Forkheimerwere badly hurt PITTSBUBOH, Pa., Deo. 27.—Quite a heavy rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning and high winds, passed oyer this seotion Thursday morning. The storm was of short duration, but considerable damage was done by the wind. Small trees, fenoes and dat* houses were blown down and the tele graph service north and south badljr crippled by the prostration of the wires. Johnstown, its oup of misfortune al ready running over, was swept this evening by a violent wind-storm whlcli dropped the mercury away below frees* ing point, sent people scurrying to their frame shanties and increased the danger of fire and feeling of alarm. There is fear that some of the buildings will be blown down. The large business house of David Delbert, partly wrecked last Saturday, is ex pected to go any moment If a blizzard sets in, as seems probable, there will be muoh suffering at Johnstown. At Bellefonte there was loud thunder, vivid lightning, heavy rain and bright sunshine all at one time. The storm was followed by almost a hurri cane, which blew down a number of frail buildings. Pittsburgh also had a midsummer thunder storm, accom panied by heavy precipitation, the wind meanwhile blowing thirty-four miles an hour. In Allegheny the roof of Science Hall of the new observatory was blown into a neighboring field. BRADFORD, Pa., Dec. 27.—A- terriflo northwest wind has been blowing here all day and thousands of oil derricks have been leveled to the ground through out the McKean and Allegheny fields. In this city the house of John Carroll at the head of Sandford street, was blown from its foundation and left reclining on the hillside at an angle of forty degrees. The family were In the house at the time but escaped unhurt At Knapp's Creek alone about 400 der ricks are a complete wreck. It is esti mated that the damage will approxi mate 940,000 in the section round about Bradford. BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dee. 27.—A brldg« in course of construction acroiM the Lehigh river between Lehighton and Weiss port was blown down by the high wind Thursday afternoon. Three work men fell a distanoe of thirty feet Gua tave Berg was fatally hurt, Charles Zimmerman had a shoulder and leg broken and was badly cut about the head and Thomas Crawford had his hip broken. BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 27.—Under a per fectly clear sky, not a vestige of cloud being visible, a terrible gale suddenly swept over the city from the northwest Thursday afternoon. It is feared that many small crafts, particularly oystering vessels, will be caught on the bay, as the mild weather and gentle breezes of the last few days had started all the bay sailing vessels. In this city houses were unroofed and chimneys blown down. Mamie Kummelman, a year-old child, while playing in front of her home, was struck by a brick from tumbling chimney and instantly kUled. Several other persons were injured by flying bricks and shingles. Los ANGELES, CaL, Deo. 27.—The heavy rains of the last few days con tinued Thursday morning. All trains from the North, East and South are now cut off. Santa Fe officials estimate that the loss on that line will reach 9200,000, and the loss on the South ern Pacific lines will reach 9150,00a The Southern Pacific bridge at Elmonte is washed away and passengers are brought here on hand-cars. Great damage has been done to street cable lines and bridges in this city. Many houses in the low lands are flooded and famiHg? driven out It is reported that the house of James Ryan, on the river bank, is washed away and the whole family missing. Fully twenty-five inches of rain have fallen here this: season. EARTHQUAKE IN SICILY. Houses Wrecked and Many' Buried la the Buins* al LONDON, Deo. 27.—The town of Aci Reale, in Sicily, was shaken by an eprth*' quake Wednesday. Several houses ool lapsed and many persons were buried in the ruins. [Aei Reale is a town and seaport of Sicily, "ell built on a height at the mouth of the Aei I *8ven miles northeast of Catania. The popala* Uon when last reported was nearly 95,000. The town is built mostly of lava and |ooatains niasF fine restdenoes. It has an aettve trad^ aad-la celebrated not only far its mineral waters^ hot also foe the eave of Polyphemus and the gratis of Galatea in its vlob^ty^ :3sf® I VV5AI£-'' ci 1 v'f W-! rt A r#)ML fk'