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VOL. XXII.—NO. 164.
Tore a Hole In the Roof of the
-.'.,: I.inn.-, .tie School, - Set Fire to the .
Colonnade, .Struck the New Fed
eral Building—Several Basements
... Were Flooded and Sidewalks
Blown Over—Horses Killed. „
For two hours last evening St. Paul
was at the mercy of the rain. A storm
as nearly approaching a deluge In char
acter as any In the city's history de
scended on it at 5:30 p. m., and It rained
in torrents incessantly until 7:30.
Considering the severity of the rain
■ the wind was less than the usual con
comitant of such events, and the light
ning did not appear violent until the
• storm had passed over.
Indeed, it was nearly through, and
while the roof of the Colonnade apart
ment house was struck by an electric
. bolt while It was still storming the sun
-. was shining ere the last piece of fire ap
. paratus had responded to the summons
from the hotel.
Locally considerable damage was done
by the running suiface water in minia
ture rivers In the streets and elsewhere,
the sewers being Inadequate to carry off
the almost unprecedented flood of- water
■in certain districts. Basements were
flooded, sidewalks undermined, sidewalks
and fences dislodged, trees torn by wind
and lightning, and minor damage of va
rious sorts was suffered in various parts
. of the city.
Travel was at a standstill. The street
railway company was put to a great
deal of Inconvenience during the later
portions of the storm, by . the loosening
of the trolley wires from their supports,
in many cases resulting In blockades,
■ and the driving rain coming Just as It
did at supper time made unwilling pris
oners of the mass of the city's working
population. -Z'X:-X:
No disasters to life or limb had been
reported up to. a late hour last night
from the Immediate vicinity of St. Paul,
which seems to have.been a little to.one
side of the center of the path of j the
-. storm .In Its passage,, from the .plateau
of the Northwest to the lake region!
Stillwater suffered more severely, judging
from reports, and Hudson likewise, .while
the storm was at its. worst In this. lati
tude .it New Richmond, ; forty miles east
In Wisconsin. .;,'. ••"-., . „ „ .., : .
. Considerable excitement was created at
the>Colonnade apartment house, Tenth
and St. Peter street, '• after. the . storm of
last evening by' the discovery that the
building was on fire. It was" some time
before the blaze could be located; mean
time, the big building filled with smoke
and - the occupants began hurrying • out
with whatever articles of their effects
could be hastily carried down stairs. The
fire department was summoned and lo
cated the fire .on the top floor, In the
apartments occupied by J. "Ward. It was
. smoldering-between-the rafters of.the
celling. and . had evidently been . slowly
burning for some time, as a large area
of rafters was burned and blackened.
The blaze crept through the walls to the
apartments of Manager J. E. Geldrelch,"
adjoining the Ward apartments, but was
checked from further progress ;by the
department. The damage to the build
ing will amount to $150. The building Is
Insured. -..;-.-/•. -'■-- S.-*--^
The fire is believed to' have been caused
by the pranks of lightning among the
mesh of wires strung across the roof of
the building.
County Surveyor Gates A. Johnson Jr.
and several companions had a narrow es
cape from electrocution by a live wire
on Rice street, near the Great Northern
bridge, during the storm. The team of
horses Mr. Johnson was driving ran into
the wire and were instantly killed. The
sudden stopping of the vehicle when the
horses dropped dead kept the occupants
from the wire.
The accident happened while, the storm
was at Its height. Mr. Johnson was hur
rying to town from some surveying work
he had been doing out on the Rice street
road. ! A telephone wire had been blown
down by the wind, and, stretching across
the street, four feet from the ground,
lay across the street car. trolley wires,
thus being charged with the full voltage
of the car system. No one saw the wire
In the blinding rain, and the.horses were
driven against it. It struck the animals
across ' their heads and both .dropped;
as though shot. An Investigation showed
the cause of the -horses' death, and the
wire was quickly removed, from '■. its dan
gerous position. : The team was valued at
$250. , :Z-J^X?&Xi- XX^i :•-'-."".*
The residence of Patrolman Forrester,
of the central detail, 19 East Tenth
street, was struck by lightning during
the height of the storm. The bolt
struck the kitchen chimney, which was
thrown down, and tore out a large sec
tion of the roof. Passing down the walls
of the house. it flashed through the din
ing room, where Mrs. Forrester and her
: daughter were sitting. Both Mrs. For
rester ; and the child received a severe
'electric shock,' but were not seriously. in
jured. The bolt passed from the dining
. room to the cellar and grounded. ' - _.- -
. The Lafayette school, Kentucky street/
near Fenton, was considerably damaged
""' by lightning. Lightning struck the flag
; pole and shot down Into the building,
tearing off quite a section of the roof
• and somewhat damaging the building in
side. The damage will amount to; $225.
■ Temporary repairs have already been
• made, so that sessions will be held to
• day as" usual..
:' , A washout in the street at Robert arid
Eighth : streets resulted in - the • cellar of
. the Golden Rule's new. Robert street an
nex being flooded with . eight :, inches of
. water." This part of the basement Is
-.: used as a store-room, and the contents
' were considerably damaged. There --Is a
■■'- quantity of soap, linen " and ' hardware in
:*, this part -of " the building,' 1 which will be
-■ damaged, perhaps; to i the' extent: of sev
-* eral hundred dollars. .Water also got In
to the main - basement used as " a sales-
ipflt f sml $lok
room. Here the stock was also slightly
damaged. -
The new federal building was struck
by lightning, which tore away the apex
of the tower. The damage Is slight.
Wind blew down the sixty-foot smoke
stack of the Minnesota Soap company's
plant, Eagle and Washington streets.
A serious washout on Minnesota street,
near Fourth, caused a fifteen-foot hole
to form In the gutter. Through this
opening water poured 'in a stream during
the storm Into the basement of Adam
Mattson's saloon. ' Fourth and Minnesota
streets. There were three;, feet of I.water
in the cellar.-. - Several.casks of ; liquor
and other articles stored' In the base
ment were badly damaged. - '-_
Fully 100 feet of sidewalk at Tenth
and Fort. streets was lifted by the wind
and deposited in sections along the
street. '.''-."V-""'
A large plate'■- glass window In the
store room occupied •by the McKlbbln
Fur . company, at Seventh and Pine
streets, was blown out.
Half a dozen trees : were blown down
on Eighth street. -At. the old club
house,. 229 'Eighth street, .ai... big tree In
the yard-was blown "against the house,
and broke off a corner of the*building"
Under a fifteen-foot hln-h stone .wall
at 376 Wacouta street the rain ' made a
large | washout, rendering the wall unsafe
for pedestrians passing by. .^ '
Half a dozen large trees In the vicin
ity of Ninth and "Willlus-streets were
blown down. _'...' ''ZZZ"-.
Wind seized. the porch of Matt' Shlna's
home. Western avenue and Superior
street, and carried it fifty feet away. .
Several bad washouts occurred on the
upper part of Duke street.
The cellar at the central police station
was flooded with a foot of water. -
The rain did serious' damage to the
Fourth street tunnel, j in the Northern Pa
cific yards. The earth was washed away
from both ends of the tunnel, and the
masonry was badly disarranged, so much
so, in fact, that the tunnel is regarded
as in a dangerous condition.
Fully thirty feet of the „ roadbed at
Chatsworth and Charles streets was
washed out by the rain. XX
Wind blew down a telegraph pole at
Fourth and Franklin streets. The Frank
lin street pavement of cedar blocks was
partly washed out, \ between Third and
Fourth streets. .■-':":,- "r ;: ::h"v.v* ' ZZ •
An entire block of. sidewalk on Rice'
street, between the Great Northern
tracks and Sycamore • street, on both
sides of the- thoroughfare, was torn up by
the wind. The walk from the west side
was thrown in pieces, in the middle of the
street, while that from the east side was
slammed up against buildings and thrown
into vacant lots.
A large bill board, twelve feet high
and fifty feet long, was blown across the
sidewalk at Farrington and University
A window sash and .glass were blown
out of the south side of the Central high
school. ' ..■■ -:.•- -
- One of the stained / glass windows in
court room No. 1, on the top floor of the
city hall, was blown out. j
A section of sidewalk on South Robert
street/ near Chicago avenue, was torn up
.by the wind. ~ .-■
Sections of sidewalk In half a dozen
blocks on State street were thrown Into
the middle of the street. '..-'„', •
Water bored a hole fifteen feet In diam
eter in the roadbed at Granite arid Mis
sissippi ■ streets."'' - - 'XjZ\ZK:-.
At De Soto and Case streets a large
washout occurred. The lamp post on the
corner and twenty feet of. sidewalk went
down into the hole. 1"" ' "•""" ;"'■'•■'
: Part of the approach to the Dale street
bridge was. washed away. There is an
other washout "at Dale. and , Minnehaha
streets. Several sections of Dale r street
sidewalk in this vicirity were also blown
-out.- ;-..'". *■- -v •_' '.-, ■•-: .-*•---
At -Iglehart-and Arundel streets there
was a washout, also at -Iglehart and-St.
. Albans, 1 where the cross Walk was v torn
up. A section of the' street at. Dale and
i Edmund streets was ruined by a "wash
out.-'"'."';.-'-. -.'--■■■:■■; '." -v-. - :•■-•
Several' limbs were blown from trees in
Rice- park. •' » '.'/■_ ;" , ' ::.. ' .-"'.-
Two vacant houses at Lake Como were
twisted around on their foundations by,
the wind.' Several fences about property"
: near the lake were also blown down. ■
The wind , and driving - rain broke the
overhead wires on" the Selby avenue car
• line on Fourth street, near Robert, dur
ing the early part of the storm, and traffic
was delayed for nearly, an hour. No one
was injured. ... '.•■'.. "'" .-.'
The rain gauge last night showed a
rainfall locally of 2.2 inches. l The area,
of St. Paul is 52 square miles. Assuming
that, tha rainfall as measured at.the ,top
of the r Chamber of Commerce building,
was uniform over the city's area, then
the total deposit of water on St. Paul's
upper surface was 667,257,610,240 cubic
Inches, which amounts to 356,M-i,501 cubic
feet, or 2,455,060,650 gallons. . .' \
This volume of water would cover a
pond:;one square mile in' extent 11 feet 9
inches deep, and would require the efforts
of a pumping engine 1 the size of the new
one at Centerville, pumping 15,000,000 gal
ions every twenty-four, hours,' nearly a
month to pump the water into such a
hole, If there was one, without allowing ,
anything for . evaporation.'
It would keep all the steam fire en
gines In . the St. Paul fire department
busy for weeks to pump such" an amount
of water. ..". "";*•/■;"'"
Sunday Nig-ht's Rain Storm Dam
aged Several of the Tracks:";-'/- •
Considerable damage was reported yes
terday along the lines of the Omaha, Mil
waukee and Burlington, as a result- of
Sunday night's severe rain storms in
Southern Minnesota, Wisconsin and lowa.
. Passengers ._. leaving. Chicago; Sunday
morning were delayed twelve, hours on
some lines, arriving yesterday'afternoon.
The Omaha ! was washed out near j El
roy, Wis., and trains considerably, de
layed. The track . was relaid and trains
were able to pass at noon. The Chicago
through train, \ due here at;• S:10,; arrived
at 12:30 p. m., and No. 2 over the western
division, due at 7:25' a:. m., came; in at
12:45. No. 3, the Chicago passenger, ar
rived at 2:05 p. m., two hours and a half
late. The mornfhg train over the Elmore
line, due at 7:25, arrived at 32:30. ■
The Burlington found a badly damaged
track near Trempeleau, Wis.; and trains
were held .at- Grand Crossing, awaiting
repairs. Nothing: definite concerning the
damage done ; could be ; learned "at the
general offices,; as detailed reports I had
not yet come in. .The morning train, duo
to arrive in St. Paul at 7:45, was aban
doned, and the 12.55 train did not arrive
until 2:15. "-. .';': ■..'' .;"- '•'"- ; ; :v -
The Milwaukee suffered the heaviest of
all the roads. A bridge at. Eggleston was
washed out,. but It was a small one and
was soon temporarily repaired. At Kings
Cooley, near Lake* City,, the track was
damaged, and ;at Homer more damage
was -done. 'At Minnesota" City bridges
and track were washed away. A spur
train was run In from Wabasha, arriving
here last evening,' but that was the only
train that came in over the road. The
fast mall train was abandoned. The
morning passenger; train over; the lowa
and Minnesota division, due at • 9:20, ar
rived later, In the' day.
The damage on all three lines is being
repaired and. today's trains will run on
schedule, time again. Crews are at work
on the Omaha near: Elroy and .the Bur
lington and -Milwaukee also have con
struction gangs out ', relaying track and
repairing damaged road bed." | The Great
.Western and .Wisconsin Central were not '
*- fleeted jb v' the Z storm, which"- "-not
cause much "damage "on their^utes.
Owing to a - Break la C,the* -Line - the
Wisconsin Central Was Unable *
-"to Take Out the- Relief Corps as
Was at First Intended—
of Those Who Were In the
A special train left the union depot at
11:58 p. m. last night, over the Omaha
line, for New Richmond, the scene of
yesterday's cyclone, carrying physicians
and nurses to the relief of the sufferers.
Owing to a washout on the Omaha near
Hudson, the north Wisconsin passenger
train, which was to have carried the phy
sicians and nurses, did not pull out. -
General Superintendent Stuart ordered
a special made up at 11 o'clock, and the
doctors were notified. ' The train carried
abundance of supplies and surgical ap
pliances. It was Intended to run along
until a washout was encountered and
then - transfer the passengers across the
break In the line to where a second train
was expected to be held: in waiting for
them. The physicians were headed by
Dr. Knox Bacon. Others in the party
were Dr. W. D. Kelly, Dr. Dunning, Dr.
Ball and Dr. Grout, of St. Paul; Dr. J. B.
Cox, of Spooner, - Wis., and Mary Mc-
Leod, Jessie Turney and Madge Swan,
nurses, of St. Paul. .V. '.-.'-
Burlington and Wisconsin Central
\' Alone Leave for Chicago.
The storm delayed. all. the " Chicago
trains last "evening, with the exception
of , the Wisconsin Central and Burling
ton roads. At midnight the Omaha and
Milwaukee - trains were at the £ depot
awaiting orders. ;-. hv-_.--."..".' . ' .
The Omaha officials were advised at
10:30 that a washout three miles east of
Hudson had dug.' out " both tracks for a
distance of fifty feet, and: crews were
sent out from Stillwater and Hudson to
repair ' the:' damage. . ' \' •"' .*'
-* The train "on- the Omaha from Sioux
City, : : due In St. Paul at 6:55, did not
reach the., union ''depot, until .11 !'o'clock.
There was Taj washout .at Hamilton,"'- and
the train had to use the Minneapolis &
St. Louis' tracks' fo '• reach ! Minneapolis. -
The I. & M. train on the Milwaukee,
due in St. Paul at '6:30, was ' delayed by
the storm" at Mendota, and did' not reach
St. Paul until 10:30. It ' was sent' to Min
neapolis from Mendota, and then around
the short line: h'-* :*?£s&. \ ; ,- '*i
• '>;• CAUSE OF ' ANXIETY. .' :<J "f
Fact ; That - the Wisconsin \ Central
'—;-. Train Couldn't -Be I Located.
- Considerable anxiety was occasioned
around, the union station last night; on
account of rumors' that Wisconsin
Central express, which left at 7:40 for
-Chicago,-; had encountered a washout at'
some unknown point along the line. ■'■' All
wires were down, and . the St. Paul office
could not get Stevens Point or any sta
tion west, with ; the exception of North
St. Paul. \ The: train could not be located,
and up to an early hour this morning
.no one kneew whether or not it had suc
ceeded in pulling through -as far as New
* Richmond, J; the - scene of g the cyclone,
where all wires : were down. .-"- :•;
No Confirmation of:. Rumors of Se
rious Damage There.
Rumors of serious damage to Hastings
by the storm were current last night, but
they could not be confirmed. It was Im
possible to and on '■' the '-. : " telephone
line the central at Hastings could not be
reached after 6 o'clock last night. Beyond
the mere fact'.that"the[ wires were down
and that communication was cut off there
was nothing tangible upon which to base
sensational rumors. - „ -
:'■"--.:<: :.•'-.-- " _♦ -—— X:,
Only Cause .That Can Be Assigned
" for a..Disappearance. .
ATLANTA, -Ga., June 12.— disap
pearance of Banker John A. Benedict, of
Athens, Ga., Is apparently a greater mys
tery today than It has been at any time
since he was ;last- seen at Greenville, S.
C, on the 23d of May. ■ The only possi
ble reason •' for his disappearance seems
to be mental trouble, as the books of the
bank show his accounts <to. be all right. j
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Minister. Bridg-eman Tells _of the
.-^Revolution in Bolivia.
NEW YORK,- June 12.—George H.
Brldgeman, United States- minister "" to
Bolivia, arrived jin New York today on
the steamer. Fiance. ..-.-." Speaking of . the
revolution, which began In Bolivia about
the middle of January, Mr. Bridgeman
said:- .- *'": :'■•;-- .-"-" ■-■-:■
. "Although the excuse for the revolu
tion was supposed to be a dispute regards
ing the location of ; the seat -of govern
meht, it was really In the Interest of . Col.
Pando,""j the ; insurgent ' leader.; The revo
lutlon j was ended early ■in April . by' a de
cisive, battle near Osuro. Pando,,.; with
desperate courage j and ; bold maneuver
ing, plucking, victory, out of defeat. r.
ZZ "Col. | Pando !Is "a* strong, " wise and tact
ful leader. He should make a good pres
ident, and ' if; he " receives the support he
deserves there should' be a marked im
provement in ■" the general 1 conditions' of
! 801ivia.'.'..........'.', ■ --"..'.'•" ■.;--",' . . •
:'-. Mr. Bridgeman - thinks it. will be three
months before President Pando will have
organized his cabinet. \
Da-venporters s Seriously Alarmed at
Outbreak of Disease.' "
DAVENPORT, "lo.; June; 12.-Serious
fear exists in. Davenport - over - an out
break :of smallpox. •: Nineteen ; mild cases
are S reported at'-Lecraire,*- this county.
The t board .-fof*- health *is meeting dally
and Z hoping *■ by ";" quarantine . and*general
vaccination to head off infection.
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Map Showing the Location of New Richmond, Wis., Destroyed by Yes.
.•'-'--..--';•.. •'•. • -'.X'Z" :'/"^'"; r- \ ; terday'g Storm. *.. : X-X
. THE RACE>; ;---'.:; ■
"Was i More Unfortunate *: Than Her
Competitor in the' Matter of Be.
coining Becalmed— Were
in Fine Condition— Crowd
Saw the Race—Visitors ; Were
Right Royally Entertained. - XX)
MONTREAL, -June. _U-Last years
Seawanhaka cup ""winner, tale' Dominion,
ran away/ from the White Bear Yacht
club challenger, the;, Yankee, In the first
of the series of races to.be sailed on Lake
St. Louts. - ' :XX-'- r-Z'X'XZ^ ": '. ''~Z ■'-'''•
The wind blew lightly item the south
east at the start and freshened up as the
race progressed and died -away to almost
nothing before the race, "was \ end
ed, -""." the"'- Dominion? crossing ; the
line exactly y- ten .; minutes • ahead
of the Yankee. The race was witnessed
by a large gathering, though of course the
interest was not so great- as when v the
Dominion successfully'defended the Sea
wanhaka cup. "'? :"* '-X.XX- ■-'.-'.■'.
I A large gathering of ladles and gentle
men from Paul were present. ;"~:
.The crews of the respective yachts were
early j hard it work upon v them, - getting
them ship-shape, and ""byvlO * o'clock', the
outlook was promising.l .; :
% Capt. Duggan, of the'/ Dominion, seem
ed hopeful, and the - two yachts ' left for
the course in tow, of . the - official yacht;
Dama. The crews were. as follows: \;
* Yankee—C. M. „ Griggs, L. P. Ordway
(captain), F. 'M. Douglass and J. E. Ra
maley. ■ •"" *-'"". 'X "Z'ZX f* '^-'-Z '■'' Z-Zj.-i,
Dominion—G: H. Duggan§(captain),'" J.-ti
P. Shearwood, W. A. ;C ts HamUUm_SU_L
J. -Boulton.. . . r ..;■;-'•'.■ ._'* -f..-«••--:.--,_.;,i. .;...
',_ The .'crew of . the .Yankee had trained
do\yri to • proper weight- -v lt Z was:■ Ord
' way, 143%; Douglass, r jyj", 162%;: Ramaley,
main sheet, 181%; Griggs, cpckplt, 142%. $
- izXii^X: r- THE race:; ■;.,; ' i _,.;;.. ->
' The start was made •'A-2:27, ; the Do-
| minion at'twce^aking-tl^ lead, never to
1 relinquish it. The Canadian 1 boat showed
' herself.-much superior in windward work,
most of her gains-being -*mfede on that leg.
. She considerably outpointed., the Yankee.
„T oward the end of the* race the Yankee
lost considerable ground Ly becoming be
' calmed, while the Dominion still had a
i faint 7 flutter of wind vto help her along
! towards the home buoy.' Following Is the
• unofficial time: \ -■%- "<? '■'% -.-, '"--.-'■
Dominion—Start,i-: 2:27:06; first buoy,
3:00:00; second -buoy, 3:16; third buoy,
3:43:30; fourth ' buoy, 4:06:00; fifth' buoy,
4:38:30; finish, 5:09:30. " : .-
--: Yankee—Sart, 2:27:16;: first buoy, 3:01:30;
second. buoy, 3:18:00; .third'buoy, 3:50:30;
fourth buoy, 4:11:30; - fifth buoy, 4:43:30;
finish, 5:19-50.;;.; ha ,-,.* . .-•.':. •:-..•-. -;
Yesterday afternoon the visiting yachts
men spent In looking. after a few details.
Later most of -them were-; driven., to the
residence of Mr.- James'Paton,' the king
of Lakeside,, along five miles of "beautiful
roads, -and back | for \ slipper. X. They all
went- but Mr.. Ramaley, who does not like
to take. his \ eye j off -•"' the 'boat,: and ended
by falling asleep In the cockpit. In the
evening they | spent their time between
the Royal St. , Lawrence Yacht club and
the Forest and Stream club, the finest
country club In Canada*. dinner given
to the visitors at the - Royal St. Lawrence
Yacht ; club house Saturday i night was
one of .the smartest functions that ever
took. place. , Covers ; wiere* laid - for. sixty
and the sentiment was all- in favor" of
closer relations between . Canada and. the
; United States. The visitors , were in j the
highest of spirits.'"'.": '•.:" Vi-; V
The toast of "The Visitors" was ac
claimed in a manner, that made the win
dows rattle, ; and - Mr. -J. W. Taylor re
sponded . with ;a : song. L- After him • Capt.
Ordway spoke;: :*His*remarks;-:were brief,
but greatly^ appreciated. ;,
*' It was the first."- time in his % life, - he
said, that , he I had drunk .the health |of
the queen. .What. his "emotions were jat
the moment he could v not describe,;but he
was conscious of a certain- ting-ling about
.the spinal cord, which caused -a; tingling
through his body, -like- that .which. every,
loyal citizen ■ has :; felt on occasions': of
great national rejoicing. *He was glad ;to
I honor I Britain's queen"J for ',-. she*was ; the
• noblest woman that ever wore a ; crown. H
He expressed His "gratification •_: at.: the'
rapprochement-" of * two great: branches" of
the Anglo-Saxon race. ' % The -Englishmen
and Americans.were* brothers and of the
same Mood. - ' Every-:American appreciat
ed what England' had done ;; during • the
late war. . ,The. day would come when
the Anglo-Saxon race would cover; the
earth.when it might. be bounded on the
north I by;. the •■ aurora •' bbrealis, -„ on the
south by the equinox, and on the east by
'primeval: chaos, \ and on the west :;by the
day of judgment. 7;.;
' Mr. Morton also made a? few remarks.
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Will Be Put Upon. Trail of V. P.
Robber*.*.'; • •"•. ;: --
.CHEYENNE, Wyo., } June 12.— Thre^
trained bloodhounds from Beatrice, ; Neb.,
were sent', from here "by special trajn to
* the • point -where Curry and j one -of I the
Roberts • brothers/ alleged" participants in
j the Union Pacific robbery, were seen - Fri
' day evening and positively identified. The |
'dogs.will be started, on their trail. -.-;/ i
:V::-^;;;-- .■ — !.<+ ——--. :'.. .'■ .
Succeed-* Mr. Van floni,. lat Head of
■''.".'.- Canadian- Pacific. .
; MONTREAL, O. Shaugh
' nessy was 'today. ejectedjpresideht of * the
Canadian Pacific railway, - vice? Sir Wil
, j liam Van Home, resigned. Van Horn b 3-']
| came advisor to- the board of-directors.
| Mr. Shaughnessy .was. Vice, president. •■'-•-•: I
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.\.-.:'XX- BULLETIN OF;.'•'':'•
Weather^ Forecast. for St. Paul
: ■■*--:..-. Showers; Variable winds. -
I—Fatal Wisconsin Cyclone. . -
Severe St.' Paul Storm.<^_^^_^^
White ; Bear Boat '- Beaten.
Relief Train Sent Out.
More Pay for Teachers.
izZ?Z McCardy Make* Charges. •-'
: Minneapolis Matters.
Details of Storm. ; ;
Editorial. .
Dapny .- Deposed. .... ZX-'Z^
■'. '' Honor for Gome*. .
8— Sporting- News. .
Saints Defeated.
Millers "Win.
- Street Car Strike.
Markets of the World.
_ Bar Sliver OO I-2c. .
Chicago July Wheat, 75 I-8-3-Bc.
--_pjs Stocks ; Stronger.
7—St. Pan! Social News.
News of the Railroads.-v
8— In the Field of Labor.
. Synod : Session.: -^
Contest 1 Over* Cash.
NEW YORK—Arrived: Bovic, Liver
pool. - - ;.*>,.•--- • ;■-.■•
LIVERPOOL-Arrlved: Philadelphia,
Boston. ■ •■
HAMBURG— Phoenicia, New
"York.- :
GLASGOW—Arrived: - Pommeranlan,
Montreal; City of Rome, New York -
ANTWERP-Arrlved: Kensington, New
•'. York.. '■■'. - T. >.-.«- \'- -. ;■ ■■' ±.-,-s - -.-■
YOKOHAMA—Arrived: Glenoglei Ta
"coma." * ■:-'-"■:;- ■ r~". • : -„*-■
AUCKLAND—SaiIed:-: Mariposa,; San
Francisco." ••■.-.;'-."'-•-•?' •--■'•- ■-** --- ■-.-" ■.-•-.
SYDNEY, N. S. -Arrived: Monawa,
i. San Francisco, etc.
In: Beigenland, - Liverpool for - Phila-
List of Passengers Who Returned tiy '■■
"1 i the . Transport St. Paul. , -.
r- *SAN FRANCISCO, June 12.—The follow
ing passenger's \ returned from Manila on
the transport St. Paul: .",:-'■' ..
Fred Bell, J. Boothby, George K. Bra
den, Corporal B. R. Camp, S. B. Calligan
Alexander Coultier, A. H. Curtis Cor
poral : Otto Engle, H. H. Esccidio, - Ser
geant Fletcher Harrison, Sergeant Calvin
w^"l' S 1 _J te .M- J. Hill. Corporal A. A
Hoff, J. M. Henderson, Clinton Holstradt,
John A. Johnson, Lawton E. , Keyes Ser
geant Kiplinger, Corporal James iB. Kil
bourne, .Assistant: Surgeon I. B. Ladd,
Albert - Miles, Corporal Albert • McManus
i;u- Q SeK' oh£ Roberts, E. W. : Sloan,
££V SctJS.' Harry A.-Syms, Sergeant
Charles Thompson, Corporal C. ' Thomn
son, Lieut J.,M. Tampsett, John :H. Vail,
Erneslt Wilcox, William '.Wells, Douglas
Young, Palllnallo Arrtvela.Jno. Muirhead,
H. Boothby, A. Coultier, H. - Johnson.
--" The transport will at once be prepared
for a trip to "Alaska with three companies
,of the J Seventh infantry for Col. Ray's
They .Will Be Looked Into by a Com.
... '. . mission. :
NEW YORK, June 12.-Prof. McGlffert,
of the Union Theological seminary, whose
book has caused.. so much discussion
among, the Presbyterians because of his
differences of opinion regarding the in
spiration of the Bible, divinity of Christ
and - the Lord's supper, r will have his
books, looked; Into, by the commission
which was appointed at the meeting of
the presbytery, held today. - This action
was taken on a message received from
the general assembly. "The report of.the
commission will be made on the ortho
doxy of Dr. • McGiffert's books not later
than next November.
■ Mayor Jones- - Plan to Lease' Toledo
Gam Plant Adopted.
TOLEDO, 0., June 12,-Mayor Jones
. plan ,to; lease the city gas plant tonight
passed the board of councilmen and be
came a law. By this plan the city'clerk
is ;"■ to advertise ■" the - city ' gas - plant i for
sale or lease. It Is * Mayor Jones' plan
jto have \ a company -. of j patriotic "citizens
j lease - the plant, . run It without ' expense'
to the city, ; and whatever profits' accrue
! are to' be turned into the "city- treasury."
One Man Badly Beaten at the Polls
In Louisville. -
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 12.-The fight
between the Whalen i and Weaver, or
city administrations factions,caused some
complications in .today's city, and county
Democratic primaries. There was some
disorder at the polls, but City .Jailer
Pflanz, an administration, man, was the
only; person to suffer ' serious Injury., He
was quite badly beaten up. Four of [mis
assailants have been' arrested. '.' - '■:-..
Sudden Termination of: the Foun
tain Murder Trial. -
HILLSBORO, N...M.. June Oliver
. Lee and James Gllllland were acquitted
of ; the*: murder ;of Henry; Fountain,^ the
son of Col. A. Jfl.Fountain,* shortly: after
midnight. The jury - was closeted "but
seven minutes.
' Forty-Nine New Cases Reported at
'.;".".".' Very 'Crux Saturday.
; - VERA. CRUZ; . Mex., ; June- 12.—There
.were forty-nine new cases, of yellow fever
. here.? Saturday.' T Death rate continues ex-
I "traordlriarlly large* "VJ."''>-^S'_^Sffip i
_*c,<^J7-\t—•_ -" - " ■-. :.■'""• "' ..V ■' — --<.r-* ■ *■-•£-_. —.»
Hundreds Reported to Have Been
Killed or Injured by a Cyclone
in Wisconsin;
Buildings Scattered About Like Kindling by the
Force of the Wind—Estimates Place the Total
of Casualties as High as 500—News of the Dis
aster Confirmed by an Official of the Wisconsin
Central Road Relief Train Bearing Doctors
and Nurses Sent From St. Paul Shortly Before
- ilidnight Stricken City in Urgent Need of
Medical Aid Relief Sent From Stillwater
Details of the Disaster Are Still fleagre.
New Richmond, forty miles from St. Paul, in St. Croix county, Wisconsin,
was demolished by a cyclone late yesterday afternoon. Few of the houses in
the town of 2,000 but felt the effect of the storm, and the buildings on tho
business street were scattered about like so much driftwood.
The early reports brought word that 250 people had been killed or injured.
Later reports did not seem to indicate that the rumor was exaggerated. In
fact it was said 500 had suffered in one way or another.
'• As all communication with the fated town had been cut off such informa
tion as was received came from those who hastily left the place and rushed
to the nearest adjoining place for relief. From Stillwater came the rumor thai
the entire town had been wiped out. From the railway offices came similai
reports, but as .the Omaha and. Wisconsin Central's wires were all down notli-
Ing from the place itself was procurable.
Just before midnight a relieftrain started from St Paul. Relief was also
sent from Stillwater, and from points east of New Richmond.--_;'- tVi X
The first definite information about the New Richmond horror, wl ieb
reached St. Paul, as carried to Stillwater by J. A. Carroll, a traveling man
from. Portage, Wis. Mr. Carroll was In New Richmond on business, 'and came
through the work of demolition- without injury. His -first- idea ..was to secure
-Assistance for the injured^ arid he'^immediat-ely-g^t" a : team and started for Still
water, lie didn't*Vtbp to ascertain the*-extent of the 'damage, the number kill
ed or the number injured. lie knew they were many, and they-neede help.
He also knew that fire^had^brokeh^^ out -'and : - that this treatened to finish
what' the wind had failed to do. So started for ; flUjUWMll'. and there com
firmed the suspicion that some part of the ..country in the vicinity of Hudson
and New Richmond had suffered. _. - „ . L .
Mr. Carroll was stopping at the Nicollet hotel, a brick building on the main
street of New Richmond. He started up the street, but on stepping out heard
a noise like the sound of-two ;or three trains approaching. Glancing up the
street he saw what he at once knew to be a cyclone approaching right up the
main thoroughfare. He rushed back into the hotel, and yelled that a cyclone
was coming. He ran to the stairs. It was almost dark in the hotel; but
he managed to find his way into the cellar. A second later came a crash
of falling Mails. But Mr. Carroll found that after it had subsided he was
unhurt. He got out of the debris and began to look around for others who
were in the building. - - .* --
In the midst of the rain and the driving wind he heard the groans of other
occupants' cf the building. He soon reached Charles McKlnnon, and helped
him out and assisted in rescuing Mrs. McKinnon and one child. They had all
been hurt, how seriously Mr. Carroll didn't.know. The cries from another
child was heard, but it had not been rescued up to the. time of Mr. Carroll's
departure. He, however, assisted in rescuing the laundry girl, who was severe
ly injured, and two men, named Moore and Barrett, who were likewise badly
. Mr. Carroll said the entire main street was demolished so far as be could
see, and it appeared to him that the entire town must be blown to pieces. Be
got a team and drove from New Richmond to Stillwater and told of the ned
of doctors, medical supplies, nurses and firemen, for Mr. Carroll brought the
report that a fire was following the cyclone. A train with all needed sup
plies left Stillwater at 11 o'clock. 'But; the need of assistance was even
greater than Stillwater could supply and the St. Paul relief train was sent
out at midnight.
- MILWAUKEE, Wis., June 12.—A message was received at the Wisconsin Cen
tral offices here late tonight from Stevens Point, from Mr. Horn, division super
intendent of the Wisconsin central at that place,.as follows:
"Stevens Point, Wis., June 12.— commenced to rain on St. Paul division,
about 7 this. evening, and the wires went down west of Jewett Mills about 7:30
p m. , At 8:45 we got a message from.Robert, on the Omaha, via Marshfleld, that
a cyclone struck New Richmond about 7:30, killing and wounding from 250 to 500
'r "We have started a special out from Irvine,-leaving at 10 o'clock, with sur
geons, arid to pick up what other surgeons they can between there and New Rich
mend. Also sent section men from Jewett Mills with what help they can carry on
their cars. I will leave here on special as soon as can get crew out, and will take
all assistance I ran get in way of-surgeons. Am trying to get St. Paul to start
special from there."
• A second message from Mr. Horn reads: .
. "Stevens Point, Wis., June 12.-Party just came to Jewett Mills and reports
that Dr. Wade was killed and Dr. Eply has both legs broken, and that they are
much in need of doctors. This received at 10 o'clock. Don't you think we should
start a special from Milwaukee with nurses and surgeons?"
Fire Added to the Horrors of 'Wreck
; ' • at New Richmond.
A special - telegram received by the
Globe from Burkhardt, a town eleven
miles south _of ' New Richmond, at 2:30
o'clock this morning,'stated that the town
of - New * Richmond had been practically
wiped out by the cyclone, and" that .fire :
had added Its terror, to the scene. It was
stated - that the fallen . buildings were
burning, and that It was feared that
many bodies -would be- consumed, ■ ani
perhaps*, soma of those Injured , and .pin
ioned; in the wreckage might be burned
.before assistance could reach^thena. No
estimate was given of the total of casual
ties beyond the statement tUat it was
St. Pnul Traveling- Man Drives to
Fan. Claire With News.
" EAU CLAIRE, Wis., June 13.—Two men.
W, W, Beeby, a druggist and Ed. Lugert,
a travellngman from St. Paul, drove
from New Richmond to -Roberts and
Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls for medi
cal aid. .
They stated that a tornado struck New
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