Newspaper Page Text
VOL. XIX.—NO. 147.
BULLETIN OF THE BT. PflrUL GLOBE. TUESDAY, MAY 20. Weather for Today— Fair, Northwesterly Winds. PAGE 1. Cyclones in Mlcbigan. Score of Lives Lost in lowa Cyclone. Anarchy in Crete. Archbishop Ireland Defends Himself. PAGE 2. Bits of Rev. Herrman's Career. Will Doran Be Made Delegate? British Flag Story Denied. High Bridge ''Sensation" Explained. PAGE 3. Minneapolis Matters. Pythians Hustling for Cash-. Senate Passes tbe Deficiency Bill. Methodist Delegates Clash. PAGE 4. Editorial. Sugar Bonntles Must Be Paid. Clu»s Day at Winona Normal. Flood Again Serious at Crookston. PAGE S. Griffo and Everhardt Fight a Draw. Only Two Games In National. Route for White Bear Path. Prohibition Delegates Depart. Social Events of a Day. Encampment Money Needed. PAGE 8. Bolt Threatens the Prohibition!*?*. Gossip of the Railroaders. Eastern Bankers in tbe City. Bar Silver, OS l-Bc. Cash Wheal in Chicago, 50 3-Sc. Bears Control tbe Stock Market. PAGE 7. Globe's Popular Wants. PAGE 8. House of Good Shepherd Injunction. News of the Courts. Important Insurance Decision. Autopsy on ex-Treasurer Nelson. EVENTS TODAY. Ao/.nrt— Rip Van Winkle, 2.50, 8.15. Selby Ay.—Gentry's Dog Show, 8. MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS. NEW YORK—Arrived: Fulda, Genoa; Ce tic, Liverpool; Mau.suMm, Hamburg. COPENHAGEN—Arrived: Norge, New York. MOVlLLE—Arrived: Furnesia, New York. GIBRALTAR—Arrived: Kaiser Wlllhelm 11., New York. Sailed: Ems, from Genoa, New York. n& Bowler has been bowled over at last. Oh, whistle and I'll come to you, irvy lad. —Quay. And McKinley whistled. You fellows needn't say nothing-. Ma homet himself had to go to the mount ain.—M. S. Quay; ■••■ Those Who object to reckless riding have to remember that Old Sol him self is a "scorcher." aa It didn't take Mr. McKinley long to convince Mr. Quay that there was nothing to arbitrate. - The Virginia prize fighters find that the $100 fine knocks off all the profits on prize fighting in Minnesota. -^ It is quite appropriate that a Ken tucky man should be the main sup porter of the free alcohol bill. a* II they had stuck to their "dry" plat form, Prohibitionists wouldn't now be all at sea over the coinage question. m TJp to the hour of going to press no announcement of Mr. McKinley's views on the financial question had been re ceived. The czar need have no fear of the nihilist until after those million bottles of brandy ordered for the coronation have been distributed and disposed of. A Houghton, Mich., man took a bath in beer and died. That is what comes from the use of medicine externally which should have been applied inter nally. ■•** Girls- who want to go riding in the street should stick to the bicycle. Two young ladies went boat riding in the streets of Lacaygne, Kan., and were drowned. . «^. What with knocking out the income tax and sustaining the payment of bounties, the supreme court of the United States is hard on the federal treasury. _^»- Gortchakoff still has a record which McKinley cannot touch. The former was able to keep silent in seven lan guages; McKinley maintains silence in but one. _^> When cyclones demolish a wheel fac tory and ride away on bicycles, as they did yesterday at Elgin, 111., it is no wonder they make things hum through out the country. m It is a singular fact just reported by Consul Keral that there is not one native firm of exporters on the Black sea. The foreign firms, however, are doing a Russian business. -«.—, Garfield post might do the handsome thing by using the flowers with which they hoped to decorate Judge Loch ren's political grave to ornament his court room next Monday. . -^» Since holding a government situation at Woodstock, Mr. Debs "has a fixod conception of a public office," and doesn't desire another. He isn't a can didate for the presidency. ■••»-- As the courts have prohibited the Bannocks from hunting in Wyoming, the Indians might, migrate to the hap py hunting grounds, and everybody concerned will be much pleased. m The run to Northfield and return is called a century. Some of the cyclists who tried it Sunday, and got a soaking, pay that If it is not one now It will be a century before they attempt it again. The two houses of congress present a shameless front to the country, wait ing for a chance to pass over the veto a river and harbor bill so shamelessly profligate that they expect executive > disaDßrovaL j THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE. THE STOW WW'S FUfIY FELL OH WICHIGp. EASTERN PORTION OF THE STATE DEVASTATED BY A TERRIBLE CYCLONE. OAKWOOD WAS WIPED OUT. LIST OF KILLED AND INJURED THERE REPORTED AT ONE HUNDRED. THOMAS IN STORM'S TRACK. TOWN LAID FLAT AND EIGHTEEN DEATHS ARE REPORTED FROM THERE. . MT. CLEMENS INCLUDED AS WELL. Thirty Buildings Dentroyed by the PaMHlns Storm, bnt No One Killed Ontrigrht. OXFORD, Mich., May 25—A terrible cy clone struck the village of Oakwood this even ing and entirely wiped It off the earth, de stroying all the buildings and leaving death and destruction in its trail. Just west of the village the fields are strev.n with dead and wounded, and it is impossible to get a cor rect estimate of the damage until daylight. The storm also struck the village of Thomas and destroyed about a dozen buildings. In cluding the Hotel Johnson, the McDermott and the large apple drier and a great many dwelling houses. Many farm buildings are destroyed, but no word can be obtained from the country on account of the roads being blocked with fallen trees. It is believed that the number of dead and wounded will reach nearly a hundred. Physicians have gone from Oakland, Oxford and MetamOra. HOW IT HAPPENED. General Survey of the Destruction In Michigan. DETROIT, Mich. May 25.— J. E. Weaver came to Detroit on the Bay City division of the Michigan Central train that passed through last evening and said that the cy clone had followed the railroad track very closely. As far as he could learn from ob servation from the train and conversation with- the people the cyclone first struck the outer edge of Metamora, but did not do very much damage. It then took a leap and struck a farm house and barn between Metamora and Oakwood, leveling them to the ground. Whether or not the occupants were killed could not be learned, but, as they had not been seen, It was presumed that they were. Then the cyclone descended upon Oakwood and leveled every building to the ground. Here fire added Its horrors to the terrible work 6*f the cyclone and completed the de vastation. When the train passed through there not a person was to be seen, but the flames had nearly completed their work of destroying the wreckage left by the twister. The train had to come slowly, as the track was littered with branches of trees and tele graph poles from New Metamora through Oakwood and Thomas to near Pontiac. Mr. Weaver said that the village of Thomas was not entirely wiped out, but so nearly so that but a nucleus for a town is left Only a portion of the depot building re mains standing and nearly the whole of the grain elevator, across the track from the depot, was carried away. He counted eight foundations of buildings near the depot from which the structure had been blown. The only hotel In the town had also been raised to the ground and its pieces scattered over the surrounding country. A man named Doyle was at the station when the train pulled Into Thomas, and related the details of one of the curious freaks of the cyclone. He says that his house, a common, two-story balloon frame, was not touched by the des troyer, but every other house for two or three blocks In all directions was totally destroyed. There was one family whose house was so scattered that but small pieces of It could be found anywhere, and of whose members not one had been discovered. Neighbors had looked for them under all the debris in the vicinity that could be moved, b\jt not a trace of any of them could be found, and it was presumed that they had been picked up by the vortex of the funnel and carried some distance away. Besides those reported dead, there were eight persons laid around the depot and being attended by physicians, who said that they were all badly injured, and it was ex pected that some of them would not recover. FOURTEEN KILLED. Thomas In the Track of the Michi gan Cyclone. PONTIAC, Mich.. May 25.—The country in the vicinity of this city was given its first taste of a cyclone this evening, and the lit tle village of Thomas has been wiped from the face of the earth. Metamora and Oak wood were also visited, and a track of de vastation left to within three-fourths of a mile of Ortonville. The telephone and tele graph wires between here and those places are all down, and the only of the work of the cyclone is furnished by survivors, who come here for shelter. From comparison of their stories, it seems certain that from four teen to eighteen lives have been lost. The following names of the dead at Thomas have been reported by their neighbors, who es caped with their lives, but lost their homes: John Poorltt, Mrs. Joseph Bird, John Mil key, E. E. Torrance, Mrs. Henry Quick, Abram Quick and two chldren, Mrs. Alice Mitchell and two children. Actual details of the devastation caused by the cyclone are meager. Its first appearance at Thomas station was from the southwest in the form of a densely black funnel-shaped cloud, moving with almost incredible swift ness and seeming to take long leaps. It seemed to have the elasticity of a gigantic rubber ball, and woula strike the ground, then, leaving a footprint of devastation, bound into the air, travel a mile or so before again touching the earth. AT MT. CLEMENS. Much Damage Done, but Few Fatal* ltles Reported. MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., May 25.—A ter rific cyclone, accompanied by heavy rain, struck this city this evening. Some thirty houses were blown down, and many of them literally torn to pieces. As yet no deaths are reported, but many people were Injured. The list of injured so far is as follows: Mrs.' Anna Pohl, back broken, cannot live; Adolph Pohl, Injured; William Pohl, Injured; Mrs. Russell Carter, badly injured; Mrs. Ornisby, arm broken. The home of Mrs. Anna Pohl, a widow with three small boys, was blown down on their heads, and the four members of the family wer pinioned in the wreckage. Owlng_ to the darkness and storm it was some time' before assistance arrived. When they were gotten out, they were taken to a neighboring house, where It was found that Mrs. Pohl'B back was broken, and she cannot live. Her boys, Adolph, Henry and William, are more or less injured, but will -recover. Mr. and Mrs. William Kratz were standing in the front- room house when the cyclone struck it They made a ruch for the TUESDAY MORNING," MAY 26. 1896. front door, and at the same time the build ing was torn to pieces. Tbey escaped with out a scratch. A large new two-story house, owned and occupied by Russell Carter, was badly Injured. The cyclone struck the city near Gratiot street bridge, and passed In a northeasterly direction, leveling nearly everything in its path for about 150 yards wide. The principal damage was done on Front street between Butler and Robertson streets. FIVE AT DURANGO. James Griffin and Four Children Killed by the Storm. DUBUQUE, 10.. May 25.—Tha storm that passed over this section last night was one of the severest ever experienced here. The resulting flood caused heavy property dam age in this city and vicinity. The dead at Durango are: Brakeman James Griffin; four children of Mrs. Clark, the railroad station agent. All were drowned by the sweeping away of the little depot where they had tak en refuge from the flood. Besides the Clark family, there were in the depot Peter Moss, James Dillon, Brakeman Griffin, Mrs. Clark's servant May Lindrick, F. Draller, wife and two children. The little frame depot was lifted from its foundation and floated into the main channel of the river, 200 yards below, and there struck a tree and careened to one side. As the depot turned over the lights went out, and the greatest confusion pre vailed. As the depot careened Brakeman James Griffin, twenty-four years old, seized the oldest girl, Miss Clark, and plunged in to the flood, which now- extended from bluff to bluff, a distance of a half-mile. The brakeman and child must have met almost instant death. The other three children of Mrs. Clark were on the side of the depot which went down, and when It rose again a minute later, to contiue its journey down the stream, the three children were missing. James Dillon and P. Moss managed to catch the overhanging branches of a tree, and here they were discovered by the rescuing party. The others remained in the depot until it lodged against a tree a mile and a half from the depot site. The body of one of Mrs. Clark's twins, a girl four years old, was found fifty yards below the tree against which the depot lodged. The bodies of Grif fin and the girl he had attempted to rescue were found three miles down lodged in the driftwood. The body of another child was seen in the flood four miles down the river. FOUR KILLED. Result of tbe Cyclone Near Rock ford, 111. ROCKFORD, 111., May 25.—Four killed and many injured, a number of them fatally, is the result of the cyclone, which swept through this section last night at midnight. Mrs. Godfrey Hildebrand, living near Monroe, was beheaded while going down the cellar to es cape the storm. Her daughter, Elsie, was also instantly killed, and her husband, who is a prominent Grand Army man, is dead from in juries received. Six others asleep In the house were blown across the street and in jured. The house was completely demolished. Near Egan City, Mrs. Izora Bird was instant ly killed and her five children injured, two probably fatally. Near Leaf River, Mr. and Mrs. George Garner were both seriously in jured. At Adeline the Methodist church was blcwn down and the United Brethren church unroofed. At Forreston the steeple of Meth odist Episcopal church was blown on to the roof of the parsonage next door, crushing it in and injuring Rev. and Mrs. H. Colvin, who were asleep. Many bridges In this section were washed out and trains on the Milwaukee road aban doned. Illinois Central and Northwestern trains were all delayed by washouts. The rain which accompanied the wind was the heaviest in years and all the creeks are far out of their banks. The loss cannot be esti mated, but It will be very large In Winne bago, Ogle, Lee and Boone counties, which seem to suffer most severely. STORMS IN ILLINOIS. Damage by Tornado at Elgin—Cy clone at Oklahoma, ELGIN, 111., May 25.—A tornado visited this section this morning. John Keough, en gineer of the state insane asylum, was killed by a falling chimney. The Elgin sewing ma chine and bicycle factory was blown down and many buildings were leveled. The bicycle factory employed 300 men. At Monroe Center; De Kalb .county, two women, mother and daughter, names unknown, were killed, the daughter's head being severed from the body. GALENA, 111., May ~ 25.—The storm last night caused a property loss of "1100,000 In Galena. The river swelled rapidly, flooding several streets. It was the heaviest fall of rain ever known here. One fatality is re ptrted, Mrs. B. D. Strickland, who was drowned in her home. GUTHRIE, Okla.,May 25.—A cyclone was re ported today on the Seminole reservation, where several people were killed, and many thousands of dollars damage was done by the wind and accompanying flood. LA CYGNE, Kan., May 25.—The Marias dcs Cygnes river made an additional rise of nine inches today, and is still rising. Fatalities are reported from all directions, but as yet only meager details can be obtained. It -is said that a whole family perished in the low lands southwest of Boicourt. It is now thought that several miles of the Memphis track may be washed out. TWENTY-FIVE DROWNED, Work of the Flood Destructive at North McGregor. DUBUQUE, 10., May 25.—Passengers on the train from the north tonight say that from twenty-five to thirty persons were drowned at North McGregor. Among the dead are a man named Moloney, his wife, child and grandchild and families named Burke and Meyers wiped out, leaving no trace. Eighteen are said to have been drowned In these three families alone. A number of tramps are also known to have been lost. Other names could not be had. Two small streams unite at Bulla and flow from that point to the Missis sippi. The flood of the two united and swept everything, lumber yards, houses and cars between Bulla and North McGregor Into the Mississippi. Previous estimates of loss of life placed the number of drowned at twelve. A partial list of the dead is as follows: Mrs. Morg Burge, body found; William Burke, body found; John Godlet; Michael Havle, body found; John Lavotch; John Maloney, body found; Mrs. John Maloney; Michael Maloney, body found; Lawrence Meyer; Mrs. Lawrence Meyer; Anton Meyer's son, body found; *Meyer, child; Meyer, child; Mey er, child; John Glrard Nichols, body found. FATAL AMUSEMENT. Two Ladles Drowned While Boating in the Streets. FORT SCOTT, Kan., May 25.—Mrs. George Rickett and Cassady, well-known society la dies of Lacaygne, while out boat riding on the streets of that place last evening, were drowned by the overturning of their boat. The town was flooded by the recent rains,and water stood from four to six feet deep in the streets. Several parties were out boat riding. A strong current carried a boat con taining the mandolin club against the one in which Mrs. Rickett and Miss Cassady, with four others, were boating, causing It to tip. A Mr. Watkey saved his boy by throwing him Into a tree, and a Miss Dyer saved her self by clinging to the boat. The bffies of Mrs. Rickett and Miss Cassady hajfigheen recovered. ifejjS DEGENERATOR l*BoJl|<Js 4SiO iYfu?^ ' _~^M mW^\ A\\ \ M \\fj rH/////Fo^ B'CY. CLe -TOR BEO-Mr-Cr-iS. j(U |jßfc TO" / @ffl «g> @ - gggggy P\\ jjl |j| H IOWA LAID WASTE DEADLY WORK IN MANY TOWNS BY FLOOD AND BY WIND. DEATHS MAY REACH 100. NEARLY THAT NUMBER OF VERI FIED FATALITIES ALREADY r SPORTED. THE COUNTRY DEVASTATED. Telegraphic Communication Almost Completely Cut Oft—Railway * I'rack.t Wrecked. DES MOINES, 10., May 25.—Jasper and Polk counties were swept by a cyclone lasL night, and today's developments showed the terrible extent of the disaster. The storm, which at first gave promise of being nothing more serious than a heavy rain, soon de veloped into a tornado rivaling in force and destruction the recent tornado which devas tated Texas and Kansas. As nearly as can be ascertained at present, six towns were partially destroyed. They are Bondurant, Valeria and Mingo, on the flrie of the Chi cago & Great Western from Dcs Moines, and Ankeny, Polk City and Slater, on an other branch of the same road running north from Dcs Moines. Bondurant, Ankeny and Polk City are In Polk county; Valeria is on the line between Polk and Jasper coun ties; Mingo is in Jasper county, and Slater Is in the southwestern corner of Story county. All telegraph and telephone wires are down in the districts swept by the storm, and comunication Is difficult. The first news of the storm reached this city from Berwick, a small station nine miles east of this city. The railroad telegraph operator's first bulle tin stated that Valeria and Bondurant had been completely destroyed; that the Chicago & Great Western depot had been wrecked, and that at Valeria 300 feet of the track had been picked up bodily and hurled into a mass of tangled and twisted Iron, effectually stopping traffic from the north. Trainmaster Sheehan at once sent out word to have the track repaired as quickly as possible. The first fatality occurred two miles east of Bondurant. The house'of Robert Baily, occupied by himself, wife and seven chil dren, was demolished. Mr 3, Bailey, Joe, aged twenty-one; Lizzie, aged eighteen, and John, aged fifteen, were killed outright. Mr. Bailey sustained injuries that will probably result fatally. From this point *Jie storm followed the Great Western road a point above Ira, in Marshall county, wtiere the last traces of It are found. The town of Santiago was wrecked, and a family named Bolenbaugh, consisting of father, mother and one child; were killed. A number were injured, but it Is not thought any of the injuries are serious. The next town In the course of the storm was Va leria. It was swept almost from the face of the earth. Here a man named Phelan and his four children were killed: A large num ber were injured, but, as.lt Is a point ten miles from telegraphic communication, and all news comes by carriers, it is hard to get definite information. LOSS OF LIFE GREAT. A dispatch from Altoona. east of here, says a courier raports that between Valeria and Ira the loss of life and property is great, and that at least nine persons were killed in the country and their bodies brought into Ira. It is impossible as yet to get details from there. At a citizens' meeting called here a relief committee was appointed. A train with phy sicians left this city oyer- the Great West ern, following the construction train, at 9 o'clock this morning, but on account of track damage has not yet reached Bondurant. A severe storm struck west of Polk City, In the southern part of this county, on the Dcs Moines river. It started south along the river, but at a point eighteen miles north of Dcs Moines met a counter current and was directed to a northeast course. Polk City was the first town In Its course. There only slight damage was done to property, and no one was Injured. Six miles east, at An keny, on the Northwestern, the storm first took the form of a cycloite, and there trees were torn from the ground, buildings demol ished, and everything" swept level with the ground. Slight damage was done in tbe town. East of there the town of Bondurant, on the Chicago & Great Western, a strip nearly half a mile wide, was mere or less devas tated. Farm houses ami. buildings were wrecked and much stock killed, but no per sons injured. In Bondurant the storm passed through the north half of the town and laid It waste, but by a miracle* no one was killed in the town. W. P. Scott was severely but not dangerously injured. East x)f Bondurant the storm was much morfc pronounced In force, and buildings were i swept hundreds of yards off their foundations and totally wrecked. Cars were blown from the railroad tracks, and at one point' a bridge several hundred feet long was wrenched from the ground and scattered along the prairie. Forty-three killed, a score fatally injured and about "fifty people less seriously hurt Is, as nearly as can be estimated tonight, the re sult of the destructive tornado which swept portions of lowa, Illinois and Kansas last night. The property loss la heavy, but ac- SOME NEW BICYCLE INVENTIONS. curate estimates are thus far an Impossibil ity. KILLED AND INJURED. The list of killed stands tonight as follows: Jasper county, lowa, 10; Polk county, lowa, 9; Rockford, 111., 4; Elgin, 111., 1; North Mc- Gregor, 10., 12; Durango, 10., 5; Fort Scott, Kan., 2. The storm wrought Its greatest havoc in lowa, where the counties of Polk and Jasper were devastated by two tornadoes. The loss of life was heaviest there, the list of the dead being as follows: In Polk county, near Bondurant and San tiago stations, on the Chicago Great Western: Ecbert Bailie Jr., Mrs. Robert Bailie, Miss Lizzie Bailie, John Bailie, Peter Bolenbaugh, Mrs. Peter Bolenbaugh, two grandchildren of the Bolenbaughs, John Maywell, killed by lightning. Following is a list of killed in Jasper coun ty: Charles Phalen Sr., Charles Phalen Jr., Dannie Phalen, Susie Phalen, Mike Phalen, Mollie Phalen,Clarrisa Dickie, Charles Eaklns, Mrs. Shell. The following are among the seriously in jured, half of whom it is estimated may die: .In Polk County—W. T. Scott, Mrs. A. L. Edwards, hip broken; Oliver Yates, two chil dren of Mrs. Edwards, Robert Bailie, fatally injured. The injured in Jasper county are: Mrs. Charles Phalen and Willie Phalen, fatal ly; Dugeakins, Mrs. Dugeakins, Solomon Dickie, Nellie Dickie, Harvey Pitcock, Mrs. Harvey Pitcock, Monroe Osborne, Mrs. Mon roe Osborne and child. The storm originated near the town of An keny, ninety-five miles north of Dcs Moines. As nearly as can be ascertained from those who saw the sight, two clouds, one from the northwest and one from the southwest, met and then dropped down on the earth and wrought their havoc. The storm moved north | eastward. Near the town of Bondurant it killed its first victims, the members of the Bailie family. The storm was seen from Bondurant Many farmers, who had attended the church services, had been unable to get home before the storm, and their lives were thus saved. The- track of the tornado at this point was about a quarter of a mile wide. It passed onward, going north of the town of Santiago. Along the course the fences and buildings and crops and trees were completely destroyed. In places the bark was peeled from the trees, houses were lifted and hurled down and broken into splinters, the cellars were heaped full of mud and debris, often partially covering those who had taken refuge in them. Those who fled to caves were invariab'y saved, but so sudden was the approach of the storm that many were una ble to find that shelter, though the caves were only a few rods away from them. VALERIA STRUCK. Passing onward the storm struck Valeria. The railroad bridge on the Chicago Great Western was the first object it wrestled with. The bridge was completely demolished and the rails were twisted and bent out of shape. The town was almost completely ruined. The buildings were demolished when they stood in the full force of the storm, and those which stood along the edges of the storm were moved and twisted and In other ways injured. A school house was taken away bodily and the fragments of it have so far escaped discovery. The family of Charleß Phelan seems to have been the greatest suf ferers near this point. His home was liter ally wiped out of existence, together with ail their possessions. A pitiful story Is told of how two children tried to hold the door against the storm until the house was lifted up' bodily. There were some strange pranks played near this town. An old man, holding a babe, was lifted up and placed in an ad joining field without the least Injury being done to either him or the child. Leaving the wrecked town, the storm moved forward, laying the country bare, wrecking houses and killing the inmates. One observer near Valeria, who saw the storm and observed it carefully, says that the cloud appeared to be a high balloon, dark green In color, with a light streak in the center. It traveled at a tremendous rate, tearing up the largest trees by the roots, or stripping them clean of limbs and bark, driving posts into the ! earth and twisting buildings in the edge of j Its track and first spattering the houses close to It with mud and sand, stripping hedges and licking the grass from the fields. From Valeria the storm moved on, passing near the town of Mingo. At Ira the cloud did its last damage In Jasper county. Some of the spectators that saw the cloud say It was divided, others that It was lifted, upwards and sped on in mid air with a frightful noise. The latter theory Is probably the correct one. Later In the evening a tornado seems to have struck near Manchester, In Delaware county, although reports are still very meag er from there. It Is possible that It was the same storm, that Is, that after traveling a ! hundred and fifty miles In the air, It once I more dipped down to the earth and laid bare a strip half a mile wide and six or eight miles long. There were serious disturbances in Northeastern lowa, and they may have been In the wake of the same cloud, crossing the Mississippi river In Clayton county. The ■weather bureau Is attempting to trace the progress of the storm as herein indicated. The total loss of property is hard to esti mate. The crops, which were ruined, can be replanted In many cases, as the season Is comparatively early. The buildings destroyed will aggregate from $100,000 to $200,000, fortu nately only one thickly populated community, Valeria, being in its path. CEDAR RAPIDS, lo.,May 25.—Reports com ing In detail great damage by the storm in Benton and Tama counties. Dysart and Balrdstown were severely visited. Crops were literally beaten Into the ground by the heavy hall. - -a**- ■ Bishops Will Confer. • FARGO, N. D., May 25.—0n the last day of the Catholic laymen's second annual con vention, to be held here June 2 and 3, the bishops of the archdiocese of St. Paul will hold an important conference. Archbishop Ireland and Btsjjjcps McGolrlck, of Duluth; Cotter, of Winoaaf-*. O'Gorman, of Sioux Falls; Marty, of SL CJajßd, and Shaaley. of Faxgo, will be present. .. PRICE TWO CENTS—| AfIAKCfIY Ifl CRETE THE LONG-EXPECTED DISASTER HAS BEEN PRECIPITATED AT LAST, MURDER OF CHRISTIANS. BRUTAL TURKISH SOLDIERS HAVE ENTERED UPON THE GHASTLY ~WORK. THE CONSULS ASK FOR WAR SHIPS. Armed Force Necessary to Stop the Murder, Pillage and Massacre Now Rampant. LONDON, May 25.—The Times has a dis patch from Athens which says: "The long expected disaster in the island of Crete seems suddenly to have been precipitated, and since Sunday anarchy has reigned at Canea. The Turkish soldiery, breaking all restraints, poured through the streets, shooting, mas sacrelng and pillaging '•J"**' istians. The con suls have telegraphed for war ships. "The British fleet at Malta sailed today for Crete. Her majesty's ship Hood, anchored at Phalarum, starts thither tonight. The Greek ironclads will probably start tomor row. "The cavasses of the Greek and Russian consulates have been killed. Turkhan Pasha is utterly powerless to restrain the soldiery, as he Is on bad terms with the military gov ernment The Immediate cause of the out break is Inexplicable, as the Christians have never given provocation. "The situation at Retimo is equally serious. Keraklion is quiet, but sharp fighting is re ported between the Turks and the Cretans in the vicinity of Vamos." RUSSIA ACTS. ATHENS, May 25.—A Russian man of war has been ordered to Canea, In the island of Crete. AMERICANS DINED. Entertained at Moscow by the Min ister to Russia. MOSCOW, May 25.—The United States min ister, Mr. Breckinridge, gave a dinner today, followed by a soiree, the distinguished Amer icans in this city being his guests. They in cluded H. H. D. Pierce, secretary of the United States legation, and wife; Lieut R. P. Rogers, naval attache of the United States legation; Creighton Webb, Gen. and Mrs. A. D. McCook, Col. and Miss McCook, Capt Schrlven, aide-de-camp to Gen. McCook; Admiral Selfrldge, Messrs. Wadleigh, Red field, Hunter, Bertolette and Russell; Mrs. Potter Palmer, Capt. Logan, Messrs. Mc- Donald and Trowbridge, Mesdames John A. Logan, Zella Nuttall, Alexander, Roebling and Luckenmeyer, and Misses Roon, Amy Townsend and Maynard Butler. MORE FIGHTING. A French Cruiser Has Been Ordered to Crete. PARIS, May 25.—Mr. Hanotaux, minister for foreign affairs, has received a telegram from the French consul In Crete, reporting that serious disturbances have taken place at Canea. There has been serious fighting in the streets of that place between Mussulmans and Christians. A French cruiser has been ordered to proceed at once to Canea.. m Pettlffrew Kicks Over the Traces. WEBSTER CITY, S. D., May 25.—Mrs. Marietta Bones, a well-known woman of this city, has a letter from Senator Pettigrew, in answer to an Inquiry as to his probable course at St. Louis, and this Is what he \ says: "The Huron convention was all right. I agreed to the platform because it was as j near free silver as I could get the gold-bug crowd to swallow. I never agreed to work j for the so-called 'sound money'—thieves' | money—and never will, work for It. I am fox free silver, and at St. Louis I am free to work for a plank which free-silver Repub licans can support as If the Huron conven tion had said nothing. You need never be afraid about my position; don't believe what the papers say about me." t - , Commencement at Owntonna. Special to the Globe. OWATONNA, Minn., May 25.—High school commencement week exercises began last night by a baccalaureate sermon before the class by Rev. George Crum, of the Universal lst church. The class numbers eleven mem bers this season. Prize Fighter* Fined. DULUTH, Minn., M^y 25.—The Virginia prize fighters pleaded guilty here today. Moes Jackson and George Benton, the prin cipals, were fined $100 or ninety days' im prisonment, and went to jail. The four sec onds were fined $75 or forty-flvo days, and also went to jail. Held to the Grand Jury. Special to the Globe. GRAND RAPIDS, Minn., May 25.—Peter McKenna, accused of the murder of John Bacon last September, In township 60, range 24, was committed to the couuly~]MJr*tD&my to wait action by the (rand Jury. "" IRELAND AND WAR i THE DISTINC TIPD ARCHBISHOP AJfSWERS ..t. • "IC ISMS ON THE ADDRESS HE DELIVERED AT ST. L0UI& PLEA WAS NEITHER FOR WAR Mi I*, ARBITRATION. BIT PATRIOT ISM VM> HONOR. THE LOSS OF THESE IS AN EViry Greater Than Anything That May- Come From the Battlefield- Things Worse Than War. Archbishop Ireland recently delivered afl address before the Loyal Legion of St. Louis, and in his address he spoke of the growing public opinion in favor of arbitration in th< settlement of international disputes. He re marked at the time that war, while deplor* able In some of its features, developed pat« rlotlsm as nothing else could develop it, so far as he could see. The archbishop's words were telegraphed broadcast over the world and have been pro vocative of universal comment by the lead ing newspapers and periodicals. Some ap plauded the archbishop for hla utterances iQ opposition to what they termed the "milk and water, peace-at-any-price theorists," while others have made the address an ex cuse for some ungentle criticism. Still others have doubted the entire accuracy ol the telegraphed reports. To set at rest whatever doubts or mis understandings there may be as to Arch-< bishop Ireland's position, the Globe sent a reporter to interview him yesterday after, noon and obtain a statement in regard ta his St. Louis address. The Interview wai readily granted. "My allusion to arbitration and war, In mj St. Louis address, seems to have been report ed to the ends of the earth," said the arch bishop, with a laugh. "It has been made ta Include much more than I Intended, or wlial my words Indicated. What I did say in St, Louis was: "There is a growing public opinion In favof of arbitration. It is proposed that war b« made to cease forever, and that quarrels, whether between populations of th* sain" country or between nations at lart:o, b« settled by the offices of peaceful tribunals. 1 am not discussing tonight the problem of arbitration. But while 1 do hear mention of. it, the question presses itself on my mind! How will patriotism fare under the new ordef of things? What will there be to take the place of war in evoking, strengthening and consecrating patriotism? How strong and indestructible is the patriotism of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Loyal Legion I The mere sight of the country's flag wanna the souls of the veterans to a fever heat of patriotic devotion which spreads from tha sanctuaries of their associations throughout the laud. They typify and teach love of country and ardor of sacrifice for the sake of country. Whence this perfervid and holy patriotism? From memories of the war of thirty years ago, from memories of battles fought and won at the price of life Itself. Sacrifice for country makes country doubly dear, and, so far as I can now see, develops patriotism as nothing else can develop It." "The meaning of those words Is that war evokes and stimulates patriotism, and in case, uiiiversal arbitration wore to prevail, some cihcr spring of the noble virtue must be sought for—one so rich and powerful as war remaining, for the time being, unknown to me. "It rests with the advocates of arbitration to show that patriotism will not suffer under the regime of their Ideas, or that, if it doea suffer in some degree, there are adequate compensations for what is lost. "I did not undertake to deny that an ad mirable case can be made for arbitration; t did not discuss arbitration; I merely raised a question; and, meanwhile, I do not dare say, that no answer may be forthcoming. "I am not ignorant of the terrible miseries] attendant upon was. I have witnessed them on the battlefield, under the hospital tent, la the homes of bereaved mothers and wives. " 'Force Is. at best, A fearful thing, c'en In a righteous cause* "The power of religion and reason should be used to avert war. Arbitration is a beauti ful theory. It comes to us from our dream lugs of an improved humanity, and the domi nance of the gospel of Christ. "Universal" peace is the Ideal fruit of Christ's preaching and the Ideal condition of. the human family. No wonder that men. good and true, sigh for universal peace, and for. the settlement of all difficulties through arbi tration. The head of the Catholic church, Leo XIII., to whom I owe reverence and love, | has invoked peace, , ; ,i recommended arbltra- I tlrn. and I follow him loyally. "hut while we aspire to the ideal, we should ; not allow ourselves to overlook the fact that I humanity Is a finite, limited entity, not al ways prepared for the full realization of the ideal, and that. In consequence, horrible as war Is, there are evils immeasurably worse" than those of war "Count Tolstoi, i In «art. denounced patriot j ism a short time ago. hi? • -srument being that patriotism promotes war. Well, if war may come of patriotism, let war come, for patriot ism we must have, at any cost. "A people without patriotism is not worthy of peace; and the blessings of peace will not rest upon it. Patriotism is the sap of Ufa in a nation, giving growth and luxuriance to its social institutions, and prosperity and hap piness to its citizens. "Yes, there are things worse than war. There is national dishonor, tho loss of na tional self-respect, the wreckage of the na tional inheritance of dignity and liberty—and if war is the only preventive of these things, ler war come with ail its miseries and hor^ rors. "God forbid that we go back to barbarous, or semi-barbarous periods of history, when tribes and nations made war as for pastime; wh?n a bauble was the prize for which men fought; when the whims and personal ainM tions of kings and queens summoned armies into battle array. The interests at stake must be equal In value to the sacrifices which war exacts. "There is abundant room for arbitration, in ; making war impossible for ail minor causes; | and, indeed, for all causes, so long as dlf j feienees can otherwise be settled, and the I absence of war does not produce evil* greater i than those of war. Should the methods and j authority of arbitration so advance as to pre vent all wars, the priceless dowries of I a people still left Intact, the ideal will have been realized, and perfected. Humanity will re-echo the angelic hymn—'Glory to God In the highest,and peace on earth to men of good will.' "That already we have arrived at this high stage of human progress and elevation, that, as we see and know things today, all pos sible questions in dispute between people may be brought before the tribunal of arbi tration in full observan'-e of the laws of justice and practical wisdom. Is a problem for which I am not prepared to offer a pre cise and final solution. "Of this much I have nc doubt what that, as tho world is now conditioned, the surest plan for the United States to maintain peace, whether by arbitration or otherwise, is to keep itself prepared for war. A de mand for arbitration made by the chief ruler of tho nation will be harkened to. it he can point to his well-equipped army and navy and to a people stirred with patrictism to the deepest fibers of their souls. "It is going too far to blame associations and maneuvering* which foxter a martial spirit, to belittle our military schools of West Point and Annapoits, and to begrudge the giving of money from the national treasury to maintain our army and navy In proper condition. "I am asked, how. as a minister of Christ, I can bring myself to speak patiently of war. The New Testament, It It true. Is a book of