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VOL. XIX.—NO. 147.
Weather for Today—
Fair, Northwesterly Winds.
Cyclones in Mlcbigan.
Score of Lives Lost in lowa Cyclone.
Anarchy in Crete.
Archbishop Ireland Defends Himself.
Bits of Rev. Herrman's Career.
Will Doran Be Made Delegate?
British Flag Story Denied.
High Bridge ''Sensation" Explained.
Minneapolis Matters.
Pythians Hustling for Cash-.
Senate Passes tbe Deficiency Bill.
Methodist Delegates Clash.
Sugar Bonntles Must Be Paid.
Clu»s Day at Winona Normal.
Flood Again Serious at Crookston.
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.
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.
Globe's Popular Wants.
House of Good Shepherd Injunction.
News of the Courts.
Important Insurance Decision.
Autopsy on ex-Treasurer Nelson.
Ao/.nrt— Rip Van Winkle, 2.50, 8.15.
Selby Ay.—Gentry's Dog Show, 8.
NEW YORK—Arrived: Fulda, Genoa; Ce
tic, Liverpool; Mau.suMm, Hamburg.
COPENHAGEN—Arrived: Norge, New
MOVlLLE—Arrived: Furnesia, New York.
GIBRALTAR—Arrived: Kaiser Wlllhelm
11., New York. Sailed: Ems, from Genoa,
New York.
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."
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.
II they had stuck to their "dry" plat
form, Prohibitionists wouldn't now be
all at sea over the coinage question.
TJp to the hour of going to press no
announcement of Mr. McKinley's views
on the financial question had been re
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
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
. «^.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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* 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
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.
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
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-
curate estimates are thus far an Impossibil
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
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.
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
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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. ..
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
"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."
ATHENS, May 25.—A Russian man of war
has been ordered to Canea, In the island of
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.
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..
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."
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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. ""
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^
"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
"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
"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
"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

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