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'Sunday *.75 1.50
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communications and make all Remit
tances payable to THE GLOBE CO., St.
Paul. Minnesota. Anonymous commu
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K«-— * York 10 Spruce St
i hl-.-nuo.Koom 609. No. S7 Washington St.
Minnesota—Partly cloudy Wednesday
and Thursday: variable winds.
The Dakotas—Partly cloudy Wednesday
and Thursday: variable winds.
lowa—Cooler Wednesday; probably fair
Thursday; variable winds.
Montana — Generally fair Wednesday
find Thursday: variable winds.
Wisconsin—Showers Wednesday; proba
bly fair Thursday; variable winds.
Yesterday's observations, taken by the
United States weather bureau, St. Paul,
3*. F. Lyons observer, for the twenty
four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night.
• Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation.
Highest temperature ...: 74
Lowest temperature 61
Average temperature 69
Dally range 10
Barometer .. 29.99
Humidity S3
Precipitation 15
7p. in. temperature • 69
7 p. m.. wind, northeast.
Danger Gauge Change la
Station. Line. Reading. 24 hours.
St. Paul 14 9.9 *0.2
La Crosse 10 10.8 *0.7
Davenport 15 7.0 0.0
St. Louis 30 24.4 »1.l
The river will rise slowly In the vicinity
of St. Paul from now to Wednesday
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Battleford ...68 C 6 M'd'clne Hat 62 60
Bismarck ....62 60 Mlnnedosa ...58 56
Calgary 62 .5^ Prince Albert 6S» 66
Duluth 74 58 Qu'Appelle ...54 48
Havre 51 54 S. Current....sß "~ E6
Helena 54 50: Willlston 60 54
Huron 68 60, Winnipeg 68 68
•Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul).
Ever since the chemist discovered that
beef stearine, commonly termed tallow,
of which It Is an extract, could be con
verted Into a substance so closely re
sembling butter as, when fresh, to de
ceive all but the chemist, and him except
he put It under analysis, the dairy inter
ests, who saw, or thought they saw, in
It a dangerous competitor, have been se
curing legislation against it. They got
the ear of the press and raised a tre
mendous rumpus, terming it vile and
filthy stuff, Inimical to health, the refuse
of the rendering vats, and demanded pro
hibitive laws in behalf of the common
health. Congress was assailed and Its
taxing power invoked to stamp the in
vader out, but, in spite of the aid given
by congressmen with agricultural
constituencies, nothing more was done
than . to tax the oleo two cents
a pound and its makers and
dealers a round annual sum. As vicious
a bit of class legislation as was ever en
acted, but when laws of that kind were
the fashion the farmers, who for years
had been its victims, can hardly be blam
ed if they went In for their share.
Oleo grew and thrived in spite of this
hostile legislation. It utilized a product
that was largely a waste, and, It Is
claimed. in Its reaction, helped to main
tain the price of the cattle from which
it was derived. However that may be,
the dairymen continued their attacks
wherever they could find a complaisant
legislature, and various devices were re
ported to, among them what was termed
the "pink" law, which required o'.eo to
be colored pink. Minnesota had such a
law on its books until this last winter,
when it was repealed, the supreme court
of the United States having held a similar
act In Pennsylvania to be void. But the
general dairy act of last session con
tains a provision prohibiting the use of
coloring matter in butterlne or oleomar
garine "In Imitation of butter color." Suit
has been brought to recover the penalty
provided in the municipal court of Min
neapolis against one of the four pack
ing houses for violating this law, they
having given their oieo, by the use of
annatto, the color of butter attained
when cows are turned onto June pas
A very nice question may be presented
to the trial court in this case by the de-"
tense, and again it may not be,. but it
exists nevertheless, and Is a pertinent
one. What is butter color? Everyone
Who knows anything about butter mak
ing knows that the rich yellow color
comes, naturally, only during the months
When the cows are feeding upon the suc
culent grasses, and that during the other
seasons of the year the color Is white.
It is also well known that butter makers
make use of annatto during the periods
of the white product to give the butter
the summer color. Oleo is of a light yel
low color In its normal condition, being
neither the white of the butter in the
months of sere vegetation nor the rich
yellow -of the summer months. As for
about eight months of the year the nor
mal butter color Is white and for four
months yellow, will it not be a question
to puzzle a Philadelphia lawyer to deter
mine what is that "butter color" which
oleo must not wear? If the rule of the
preponderance of testimony Is applied,
then it would be held that, as the normal
butter color Is white for eight months,
that must be the color Intended by the
legislature. Again, if it.is admitted that
all butter makers use coloring matter In
their butter and this use is legitimate,
how can It be illegal, in the absence of
deception, to use It in coloring oleo?
Would not a provision be quite as reason
able- that forbade the makers of oleo to
put upon their product. those little orna
mentations, , those "prints," which but
ter makers' use to give their product a
more attractive appearance? But by the
time this Minneapolis case shall have re
ceived the Impress of the various courts
between the municipal court of that city
-aid the supreme court of the United j
States, some of these speculations of ours
will be either resolved or dissolved.
. ■»— — •——;
"We must stand speechless and amazed
before the terrifying results wrought by
the storm which: has Just devastated our
neighboring community of New Rich
mond. The harrowing details of the aw
ful occurrence bring to us no relief. They
but intensify the feeling of profound sor
row with which we contemplate the ruin
that has been wrought.
It is true that man has harnessed to
his use the most tremendous of the pow
ers . of nature, and that science has
taught us in a comparatively few years
secrets of the forces of nature of which
before we were as Ignorant as children.
How little'we have learned and what an
almost complete blank Is our knowledge
Is shown by the utter unpreparedness
and helplessness with which the people
of this and other communities regarded
In silence and dread the tremendous visi
tation which, hovering above them for a
few moments yesterday, visited its full
force on a peaceful community within a
few miles of our door.
There is nothing In the entire frightful
story that • brings a moment's encour
agement excepting alone the devotion
which such a calamity always- brings
forth. Men and women vie with each
other at any and every possible expendi
ture of time and labor and self-sacrifice
•to relieve the awful tragedy of as many
of its most pitiful - effects 'as possible.
Before the cry for aid can be distinctly
heard the rescue is organized. Doctors
and nurses, railroad officials, business
men, laboring men and those In every
rank and station in life are enlisted in
the cause of humanity,' without a single
thought but of the good they may possi
bly do.
It seems to demand such calamities as
this to show how much of nobility of
character-is latent in even the most self
ish of us. But a few hours before the
dread event happened the people of New
Richmond were no more to us here In St.
Paul apparently than the natives of the
most distant community. Yet within an
hour, as It were, our people, men and
women alike, are rushing to their aid
without thought or hope of reward, as
rapidly as steam can bring them to the
scene of the disaster. This Is the highest
assurance of human sympathy that can
be offered. It shows the depth and in
tensity, as no words can, of the sympa
thy and grief with which the misfortune
which overwhelmed the people of New
Richmond Is regarded by those around
Very slowly Indeed are we learning the
awful extent of the sad visitation which
has befallen the village of New Richmond
and the surrounding country. Death and
destruction seem to have had undisputed
sway. The horrors of fire have been
added to those of the storm, and the ruin
that has been wrought on many a peace
ful and happy home will never find a
remedy this side of the grave.
Under such circumstances a grave duty
rests on the people of St.; Paul. It is 'a
duty which calls for immediate discharge.
This city is the nearest neighbor of the
afflicted village whose wealth and great
ness demand that It should assume the
burden of• the hour. We must hasten to
contribute liberally, nay generously, of
our substance to those who are in such
awful distress. No contribution will be
too small, as none can be too generous
which Is designed to help those afflicted
people to their feet once more and show
to them how deeply wo feel the terrible
event which has befallen them.
Contributions In money are an absolute
need. They should be forthcoming at
once. In tho great emergency which has
come upon us there is no time for or
ganized effort. It has been suggested
that until the movement for relief can
take tangible and organized form all
money contributions should, for the time,
be sent to J. J. McCardy, city comptroller
of St. Paul. The suggestion is a good
one. It should be acted on. The crisis is
an awful one. It must be met by the
neighbors • and kindred of the stricken
people. They lie prostrate beneath the
blow that has descended upon them. Let
us aid In lifting them up and rendering
those offices to them without which hu- !
man sympathy has little or no value.
Let it not be forgotten that all the re
quirements, even to sustaining life, have
been destroyed for those who have them
selves survived, the awful affair. Medi
cal and surgical attendance there will be
sufficient of for the time. Individual good
ness and devotion will see to that. When
all of substantial wealth has been swept
away, and men are beheld with the frag
ments of • their families around them,
wounded and bleeding, perhaps, the need
of the moment Is money, with which to
buy those things without which no meas
ure of human aid can be of value.
The Globe unites in the appeal which
goes up from the hearts of the people
that those who can, out of their sub
stance, contribute, however slightly, to
the grievous wants of those people shall
do so. The relief which'comes at once
has fourfold the value of that which lags
on the way. Nothing can exaggerate th*
awful need which is on the stricken com
munity. let us all unite while yet the
need Is great. It will be but a short time
when, after the utmost stress has passed,
the generosity of outside communities
will make Itself felt For the present
St. Paul has the most urgent obligation
resting on It. We believe that the peo
ple will rise to the occasion. Whatever
Is done must be done quickly. The dol
lar which is sent to Mr. McCardy at once ;
will possess a power of relief greater than
$10 contributed later.
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It has come to be regarded', as a trite
saying, that in the midst of life we are
in death. How eternally true it Is the
unfortunate people of New Richmond
have just had a truly wonderful demon
stration. - .
Many a thousand miles may be traveled
over the wide expanse of these United
■States without the traveler observing in
his journey so perfect a picture of peace,
happiness and prosperity as that which
this beautiful village presented to the
. eye within but a moment before it lay a
mass of smoking . ruins. Its people pre
sented the appearance .of the most = per
fect contentment. Their homes had that
neat, Meanly and substantial appearance
which denotes the thrift of a distinctively
American community. 7, The richness 7of
the surrounding soil, the beauty and pic-,
turesqueness of the country In the Imme
diate vicinity, the utter absence of those
indications of the crude and newly set
tled country with which we are all so fa
miliar— aided in calling to the mind
the picture of the typical New England
rural community with its constantly re
curring contrasts of green and white, Its
neatly.trimmed hedges and Its rows of
stately trees. - ;..
We may lavish upon the survivors of
this terrible scene of ruin all the care
and kindness of which one human being
Is capable toward another. We may
.heal their wounds and lave them In the
infinite depths of human sympathy; but
we can never restore to one of them the
blissful vision of happiness In which his
life was spent before the aroused ele
ments poured upon his home the awful
torrents of their fury. Never through
life will It be in his power to enjoy as
before the joys which nature provides
In the summer time In the temperate re
gions of America. Never will the horror
of the . sights and scenes ' which came
upon him in a moment leave him while
he lives. There Is always the possibility
of escape from the ordinary danger which
attends-trie experiences of the quiet and
ideal life which is lived In such a commu
nity as New Richmond. But when con
fronted by a power which in an instant
transforms the very face of nature it
self,' there Is nothing short of destiny
alone which can foretell the result.'
To whatever results the researches of
science In the domain of the disturbances
of the atmosphere may have thus far led,
the ordinary student of such sad events
takes heart from the fact, which is with
in the knowledge and experience of all
Western folk, that as the country is set
tled up and population spreads its bless
ings over the face of nature such events
grow fewer, and In time disappear prac
tically from human experience.
A few weeks since our esteemed morn
ing contemporary quite severely rebuked
the Globe for having suggested that
Admiral Dewey might not, possibly, look
favorably upon a proposition to buy by
popular subscription, and donate to him,
a house and lot. The Globe, however,
heartily Indorsed a movement to erect
a national refuge for disabled and super
annuated sailors, to be named in honor of
the gallant admiral. This proposition was
flouted with considerable scorn, and seri
ously criticised by our contemporary,
which, at the same time, attempted to
show that the' Sailors' Snug Harbor, In
New York, amply supplied all such needs
of the retired mariners of the United
States navy. ' - - - - - - - -
But yesterday's reports from Washing
ton fully Indorse the position taken by
the Globe. Admiral George Dewey has
advised his friends that "under no cir
cumstances will he accept a house here
to be donated him by popular subscrip
tion. Dewey, however, does not discour
age subscription* for a 'Sailors' home,'
and has recommended that the money al
ready, raised and hereafter subscribed be
turned into a fund to erect a refuge and
home for disabled sailors."
It is quite evident from the attitude of
Admiral Dewey that he does riot consider
the Sailors' Snug Harbor as sufficient ac
commodation for the disabled sailors of
the United States navy.
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It is the opinion. of the New York Com
mercial Advertiser that if the prisoners
In Sing Sing can only learn the correct
use of the verbs s "shall" and "will" no
one can say "that our penal system is a
failure." It would seem, however, that
a knowledge of the exact difference be
tween meum et tuum would prove rather
more advantageous to them than gram
matical purity. 7-XXX'
The New York Journal appears to la
bor under the impression that it would
be Impossible for a Western syndicate
to raise $3,000,000 for the purpose of es
tablishing a pleasure resort. Probably
the Journal man never saw a Western
city reaching out after a national con
A man on the White house grounds
was arrested for 0 crank recently because
he announced that he was an applicant
for the postmastershlp of Sandy Hill, N.
Y. And this, too, right after Mr. Mc-
Kinley's civil service order.
Six thousand members of the knee
breeches * makers' unions of New York
are on strike. This throws a cloud over
the golf business, but not much bigger
than the clouds J. Pluvlus has lately been
Before the discussion of the great ques
tion Is closed the servant girls ought to
have their say on the break-up of China.
Their experience ought to make their tes
timony valuable. ....■
Rear Admiral Sampson wants a "bet
ter" navy. Somehow the performances
of Dewey and Schley do not seem to suit
The fact that Dreyfus refuses to talk
in Paris Is easily accounted for. Ha
doesn't probably have a chance..
Baby Clark Is 111, but so far no envious
journal has-attributed it to any of the
"yellow newspapers."
It looks , very much as if a few more
suicides are needed in Paris to clarify the
Dreyfus atmosphere. "-•■
The Neill company will present "The
Dancing Girl" at a bargain-price matinee
this afternoon.
For the latter half of the week, com
mencing tomorrow night, >.. the. Neill com
pany will present "London Assurance." "7
The management of the .Metropolitan
offers the patrons of that theater an op
portunity to Indicate their preferences of
the plays In the Neill repertory to be
presented on the return of this company
in July. They are * requested to. choose
from the following list: "Aristocracy,"
"Niobe," "The Jilt," "Jim - the Penman,"
"Diplomacy," ; "A : Social Highwayman,"
'Sweet Lavender," "Mr. Barnes of New
York," "The Amazons," "Captain Swift,"
and "The Lottery of Love." '-'
7 The Bare Idea!
Sioux Falls Press. ...
It is proper to state that when the Mark
Hanna resignation > rumor overtook Mark
he was mightily indignant,
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Company of National Guard. Di
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rected to. Preserve Order In the
Stricken City—Appeal Made to"
the Public 'by Gov. Scofleld
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Through Proclamation—Adjutant
General In Charge of Relief.
MADISON, Wis., June 13.—(Special.)—
The 'executive and .other officials of the
state of Wisconsin were early advised of
the New Richmond 1 disaster, and acted as
promptly and effectually as the urgent
necessities of . the situation demanded.
Gov. Scofleld at . once . appealed .to . the
public by proclammatlon for. aid, and
ordered the adjutant general to the scene.
Tonight a company of the national guard
was ordered to New Richmond to aid the
detachment of St. Paul police officers In
preserving order, and to give all possible
aid to the suffering. •
As soon.as Gov. Scofleld sent a message
from New Richmond this morning, which
confirmed the reports of a death-dealing
Appeal by Proclamation.
MADISON. Wis., June 13.—Gov. Scofield issued the following proc
lamation this.morning: ; J ' -rX-'' ■**
"A terrible calamity has overtaken the city of New Richmond, In
St. Crolx county. Practically all of the business portion of the city
and more than half of the residence portion has been wiped out by a
cyclone. It is reported that one hundred people are dead and as many
more are seriously injured, and assistance Is greatly needed. The mer
chants have no stocks left, and food and shelter for the Injured is the
first necessity. I appeal to the generous spirit of the people of Wiscon
sin to meet promptly the demand thus made upon their sympathy. Al
ready surgeons have been sent -to assist the local physicians, and
help to bury the dead will be supplied, but In every city In the state a
relief committee, should be organized, and all supplies or money col
lected should rbe sent as promptly as possible to Maj. M. R. Doyon, at
New Richmond, whom I have appointed to take charge of receiving and
disbursing the relief until such time "as the local committees are
able to dolt v —"Edward Scofleld..
ZZ'ZZ,' "Governor of Wisconsin."
cyclone, and arrangements were Imme
diately made for sending representatives
from the state to the scene. A conference
btween the governor- Maj. Doyon, Mayor
Hoven and several .leading citizens was
held, and while- the mayor and citizens
arranged to secure., supplies and money
In the city the governor and Maj. Doyon
mapped out a plan of action on the part
of the state. . ;;-. XX.Z ZX'ZZz, --.'
Adjt. Gen. Boardman, who was ' at
Oshkosh, was ordered to New Richmond.
Surgeon General. D. B. Edwards left for
that place thte noon, and will immediate
ly report as to what supplies, tents, pro
visions and financial aid are needed. Gen.
Boardman will join him in the morning
and take charge of: relief . work. Mayor
Hoven started out to secure aid from the
citizens of Madison, and committees spent
the day soliciting supplies and money.
The first news received at the executive
office came from Congressman John J.
Jenkins, of.the Tenth district,' who tele
graphed the governor as follows:
"New Richmond, Wis., June 13.—T0 Got.
Schofleld, Madison, Wis.: New Richmond
practically wiped out by storm. Every
business building and contents, over half
of the dwelling houses and contents total. :
Many other dwelling houses and contents
badly injured; 100 '-* wounded: 40 dead
bodies; many missing; ruins burning; lo
cal people making heroic efforts and giv
ing freely what.. little - they have left.
They can be sheltered short time, but
with few exceptions have no food or
clothing; not an article of goods, wares
or merchandise left. By noon there will
not be a mouthful to- eat. Must have
Immediate relief. Will require aid for
some time. Not a coffin or article to bury
the dead.' Practically destitution prevails.
Will you notify the public and ask that
some aid be forwarded as soon as pos-1
ble? —"John J. Jenkins."
Later the following message was re
ceived from Assemblyman O. W. Mosh
er: -
"Hudson. Wis., June 13.—Gov. Schofleld,
Madison, Wis.: Last evening the entire
business portion of New Richmond was
destroyed by a cyclone. We have abso
lutely not a store or business house of
any kind standing, except the grain eleva
tor and one steel hotel on the north side
of town. The water tower Is blown down,
the power house, for electric light and
water works station leveled, to the
ground. Probably 100 people are killed
and many more are seriously Injured.
Our merchants' -stocks of goods are all
destroyed, and the most of them finan
cially ruined; immediate necessities aro
supplied, but there is a need for a contri
bution* of money; to aid many who have
lost their all.. Personally, my family are
uninjured,, and I have a roof, and hun
dreds are wrecked. — "O. W. Mosher."
Militia Company I* on Its "Way to
New Richmond.
COLFAX, Wis., June Company D,
Tenth separate battalion, Wisconsin ac
tional guard. including three officers and
thirty-six men, left for Richmond to
night. §" ' ..**, .
Continued from First Fa-re, ■
cases. In others but one or two distract
ed members were ; left to pay the - last
sad .tribute to the mangled "'- remains of
their loved ones. ; '•'} v, -
The terrors of the storm had overspread
a happy community; they left it threat
ened by exposure, disease, and want.
Perhaps, indeed, the fire which swept
those impenetrable wrecks was a servitor
rather than an enemy, In clearing out
masses that might-become ; foul j. and
putrid in the fair but scarred face ■of a
rural community. ■
ZZ ; £-- -;.- —W. G. McMurchy. '-
Scenes and Incident* of the Storm
and the Day After.
There is one thing, about a railroad's
rules and that is Z, their resemblance to
the "semper Idem"..', devotions of the Cath
olic church. . ~-"Z',<-
Hundreds of men and women might
have been burning under the ruins of
New ' Richmond ; while to satisfy the In
exorable demands .of railroad law, a
hand car, propelled by weak men, "pi
loted" the relief party into the -burning
city. It seemed a waste of time. But
six miles" out of "the"; town the hand car
came on a horsed w^flose hind legs had
fallen between the 'ties of a culvert.
The hand car crew and train crew got
him out. ';' But for these rules the ■ flying
relief train • might have dashed against
the imprisoned animal, and another holo
caust have been addfed to. that of the
early night. o. t :•
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X And again, -when .-.the train finally
Stopped, It was not because it had come
to the end of its track. The cyclone
raised the wand, :that commanded obedi
ence, or rather lowered It, Tor the wand,'
a table leg three or four Inches in diame
ter, was driven full tilt at a 45-degree an
gle Into. the planking of a road crossing.'
The ; hand, car crew ..went at . the ; obstruc
tion with an ax and the train went on.
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■ At dawn a stout'man,. weeping,. prowled
lit and out among'the ruins. 7He glanced
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furtively up; and down the opening vistas
of - the' * new-found streets In - vain. The
r.lght before, at 6 clock, he stood in his
store on Main street. He and it repre
sented $30,000, perhaps. On another street
was a happy home,. its brightest orna
ment . a loving daughter. Five - minutes
belore the storm broke, she, with a wom
an -friend,;darted:lnto} the | store for shel
ter. "To the cellar," • shouted the father,,
starting as he did so to turn on a light
to make clearer their path to the base
ment. That delay saved his life, but It
separated him from his home star.. The
two girls went down stairs and were
burled In the ruins. The father, too late
to - find refuge In: the basement, was
caught in the wreck, but bridged in the
opening between a box and the floor
above,. and managed to live until the
rescuing 7 party came. The flames came
and .lapped up his fortune, and' licked
the corpses of his daughter and her
friend. 7 ■ •
There was another frantic Williams
at dawn,' darting ' hither and thither In
the desolate village. Now afoot not bo
hind a fleet steed, he pursued every fem
inine form. A glance, and then a re
treat His was not a pursuit for con
quest, but for discovery. Hazel Marie
Williams, a little : sister, was missing.
"Missing!" Yet at noon that haggard
face could be seeyi gazing anxiously down
the streets, peering .wistfully Into every
group of little women, but Hazel Marie
came not. Missing!
Yet the cyclone had its ludicrous side.
A bicycle skirt was torn down tightly
over a sapling as though to hide Its
limbs, in part, at least. A safe was car
ried two blocks by the storm, a dozen
palm leaf fans lay In the wreckage un
blemished. A dead cow lay on top of a
grocery store. A china plate, unbroken,
nestled against the wall of a vault whose
door was warped and wrenched from its
hinges by the heat.
Beside a sleeping man in the emergency
hospital, that was the Congregational
church before the cyclone took Its cupola
and weather vane at once, a tearful
woman sat bravely trying to repress her
feelings. He was her husband. He lived.
At the vestibule of the church lay a
small boy's body. "He was our Stephle,"
she'said. Steve had ".'.' come to . town to
see the circus, she explained, to see the
circus and to have the doctor set his
broken toe. When they found the little
fellow his limbs were broken in a dozen
places. Hers the , suffering. .
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One of the most pathetic Incidents of
the storm was the death of Charles F.
Tallmadge, a nephew of A. S. Tallmadge,
secretary of the St. Paul Jobbers' union.
Young Tallmadge, barely twenty-live,
was at the home of James McCoy, the
president of the New Richmond bank,
when It was observed from the dining
room that the barn door was open. "I
will shut It," volunteered Tallmadge, and
he started for the barn.
. The wind was blowing a gale. Wie
barn stands on the bank of the Willow
river, a little below the dam. The Mc-
Coy house Is higher. The path between
borders the river gorge. The wind car
ried young Tallmadge over it and down
the grassy greensward. It also carried
with It a section of sidewalk. They were
found together—Tallmadge and t^me side
walk. : -7.-7
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. One of the hardest fights w£*B made by
Tom McNally. There are, or were, four
of the McNalley brothers, and every one
in New Richmond, it seems, liked them.
Thomas was caught in the wreckage, pin
ioned down under, some heavy beams
which locked his chest as In a vise.
When the doctors reached him he was
nearly gone, but they ho»Md to save him,
from the results of th* infusion of tho
blood into the tissues surrounding the
heart. Strychnine, however, failed to
give the young man the relief that he
needed, and although there was a hope
ful turn for a little while about noon, his
constitution was urt-ible to resist the
severe shock.
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The circus lost lOne of Its men, per
manently, nor none of Its menagerie.
The menagerie consists of an elephant
and six cages of animals. After the wind
overturned the cages, the animals there
in were comparatively safe. The ele
phant trainer, however, took advantage
of the fact which may be familiar to
Agasslz and Conklin and let the elephant
find his own way In the storm. Agasslz
says that the elephant Is all right as long
as he can go with the wind. This
elephant's trainer let his trunk* carrying
majesty suit himself, and after the
cyclone had gotten through cyclonlng,
trotted him back to the camp.
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Supt. Stuart, of the Omaha, perhaps
deserves as much credit as any one for
the promf**" aid rendered to the New
Rlchmon*.' people. Although tired from
the round trip to Mankato, before news
of the disaster was received, he accom
panied the relief party to the storm
bound city, and then hurried, the special
back when It was found how serious was
the condition there. It was the reports
brought by this train that enlisted popu
lar Interest, and the people of New Rich
mond may well cherish the memory of
Supt. Stuart. :'Z'iZ":
Incidentally, Mr. Stuart's services were
well funded out yesterday by those of
DIvUL/on Superintendent Trenholm, who
put in a special track for the relief com
mittee to locate their cars on before it
was discovered that they could pre-empt
the Mosher house. It was late in the
afternoon before he succeeded in restor
ing telegraphic communication with the
outside world via the Omaha line, but
the .Wisconsin Central had restored a
more or less efficient service. . ."
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- Word was received by the police de
partment yesterday that John Anderson,
arrested in St. Paul Saturday for forgery
and taken to New Richmond Monday,
was a victim of the cyclone of last night.
Anderson was quite well known to the
police, having served time for an offense
similar to the one with which he is now
Opening: a Thorona-hfare,
Winona Leader.
The Anoka Union Is at work killing off
both Charlie Towne and Page Morris. Aft
er completing this-task and attending to
J. Adam Bede, there ought to be an
opening for "Old Pease,". of the Union.
~~. : . '* ~
Of Two Evil*, Etc.
Granite Falls Tribune.
Anoka county could furnish splendid
material'for a governor, but a fearless
newspaper would, suffer thereby. Which
would be of the greater. importance to
the state at large?
. .«»»
: In Reflected Glory. .
Sioux Falls Press. . :-'"'■'■ '■ v; -*"'->:
McKinley Is coming to Chicago In the
.fall, and to make sure of a warm recep
tion will go arm In arm with Dewey.
Wise man, McKinley. - ••■'* -_ -~" ,
"''-'■' CITY
Pre«ence of the Troop* Likely to
Prevent the Necesailty for Action
on the Part of the Citizen*—
Search In the Ruin* by the Aid
of Lantern*— Lint Is Still
Staff Special to the St. Paul Globe.
NEW RICHMOND. Wis.. June J3.—
add to the scenes of the de .'6 station and
sorrow in , this stricken town human
ghouls have begun their sacrlltglous work
of robbing the dead. Several Instances
have been reported where strangers were
seen amid ruins stripping.rings from the
fingers of the dead and searching cloth
ing for valuables.
. Indignation has been roused to the
highest pitch by such actions, and swift
vengeance will be meted out to the guilty
persons caught thus despoiling the dead.
The work of robbery Is generally attrib
uted to hangers-on of the circus that
was in town the day of the cyclone and
other rough characters who are arriv
ing here in numbers.
So great Is the feeling against the
thieves that Rev. Father Degmon, pas
tor of the Catholic church, made a stir
ring speech against the outrages In the
public streets tonight, and offered to per
sonally lead the better element In stop
ping the desecration, even to that point
where it might be necessary to lynch
the thieves. - -
None have yet been 'caught in acts. of
robbery and ample protection Is now as
sured from the presence of Company G,
Tenth battalion, Wisconsin National
guard, which arrived late this evening.
Guards are patroling the devastated dis
trict and none are allowed near the ruins.
Nearly 100 dead bodies had been found
when those searching in the ruins were
compelled by darkness to cease their
work for the day. The debris that strews
the main street is still burning, although
practically under control. Engine Com
panies No. 4 and No. 11, of St. Paul, are
at work on the fire. It Is estimated that
there are probably 200 bodies yet remain
ing in the ruins.
Sorrowful scenes were enacted tonight
at the Catholic church, the public school
house, and the Congregational church.
Improvised morgues, by relatives and
friends seeking some trace of missing
dear ones or discovering, mother, brother,
sister or friend among the mangled and
charred bodies. ; .;
Besides the relief furnished New Rich
mond by St. Paul early today there ar
rived here a special train from Chip
pewa Falls. Wis., this afternoon, bearing
food and clohtlng, several physicians and
nurses also came. It is said here that
there are still people alive In the ruins.
Two men met their death by being cut
with nylng boards. They were Nicholas
Padden. whose head was severed from
his body by the end of a plank, and
Michael Heffen, whose body was found
in his basement, cut squarely In half
across the abdomen. The sharp edge of
some flooring was hurled against him.
going clear through the body.
The Hawkins family of seven was
wiped entirely out of existence, with the
exception of Mr. Hawkins himself. His
wife, two sons and two daughters are
dead. The family was In the second floor
of their residence when the storm broke
and made a rush for the cellar. They
Whose Successor as President of the Canadian Pacific is T. O. G. Shaughm-ssy.
were, all on the stairs, Mr. Hawkins be
ing the last one. Before any of them
could reach the first floor the house was
a mass of splinters, and five out of the
six members of the family were killed.
One pathetic incident was the death of
a little boy who as yet has not been Iden
tified. He was coming down the street
with a kodak in his hand when the cy
clone swept through the city, and later
his dead body was ■ found several rods
from where he had been last seen. His
kodak was still In his hand, not a mark
on it, but the head of the little fellow
was shockingly crushed.
The supply of coffins ran cut early in
the morning and at present there are not
enough In the city to bury the dead. A
sufficient number are on the way from
St. Paul, Chippewa Falls. Eau Claire and
other places, and it Is believed the sup
ply will be ample by tomorrow noon.
A mass meeting of the clergymen of the
various Protestant denominations and of
the Catholic church has been called for
tomorrow at the Congregational church
to arrange some definite plan for holding
the funeral services.
Firemen working along Main street
and-others, who have been among the
ruins say that can hear groans and oc
casional cries for help. If there are per
sons alive In the ruins their fate will
be awful, as no rescuing parties are work
ing tonight, and by morning the fated
district will'have been swept by fire. .
E. ;P. Roberts, of St. Paul, came here
tonight •to assist; In the work of rescue,
' and - urged < the mayor to organize parties
to save the living. Residents, however,
are tired out, .and almost parallzed by
the awful disaster, and; up to midnight
nothing has been done toward getting
out any who may yet he alive In the
ruins. •
it is believed that the greatest mortal
ity in any one place occurred in the base
ment or the hardware store of Ward Wil
liams, unis stood upon one of the most
prominent corners ; in the business por
t tonof the town, and when the storm ap
proached there was a large crowd: in
tront of tne building. A large number or
the people neu into the basement, and in
an instant they were. overwhelmed by
I the. ruins, several. bodies ■ have already
been taken out, but-It Is estimated that
i tuny one ■ aojsrn '* bodies are still "In the
ruins. ,
, .- —A. W. Vance.
Relief Seat by St. Paul Jobbers Wan
."">....' .Just When Needed.
Many were the blessings that'were heap
ed on the head of St. Paul yesterday, and
not, perhaps, entirely undeservedly, for
certainly the Jobbers'. association, with
A. S. Tallmadge. George R. Finch, and
George W. Freeman, In charge of the
actual arrangements, took excellent care
of tho sufferers In so far as any hurry
up arrangement could take care of the
d versified wants, of a thousand of peo
ple made homeless at one felswoop
Then, too, it was a St. Paul fire engine
that gave the frightened denizens of New
Richmond reassurance when the fire fiend
was waging Its way through the wreck
ed streets, and It was the St. Paul police
force, or ten ° them ' that Chief Gross
took out to preserve order, and protect
the unfortunates from the raids of the
♦»,At .the J Meßher house, which was made
™ headquarters of the committee of
the Jobbers association, everything was
in ship-shape, and all were fed. million
aires or paupers alike, for they were all
likewise helpless in the hour of New
Richmond's need, almost. In the distribu
tion of bed clothing and other supplies
It was required that the applicant should
have the Indorsement of the local com
mittee, but so through was the work of
the two committees that no one slept In
the cold last night, although many roofs
sheltered more than their usual quota of
Albert G. Bowen and wife, of St. Paul
who were at New Richmond, are safe.
Lotta Johns, of St. Paul, had a mirac
ulous escape from injury. She crawled
put of a store through a very small crev
Hamilton Run* Down the Macedo
nia Off Long; Branch.
NEW YORK, June 13.—The Old Do
minion steamship Hamilton, which sail
ed from New York today for Norfolk and
Newport News, ran . Into the German .
steamship Macedonia off Long Branch,
and It is supposed that the Macedonia'
subsequently sank. Three passengers
and nineteen of the crew of the Mace
donia were saved and were brought to
this port. A dense fog prevailed.
Striker* Made No Effort to Prevent
Running* of Car*.
CLEVELAND. 0.. June 13.-The offi
cials of the Big Consolidated Railroad '
company were evidently surprised today
by the success which attended the effoit
to move their cars. While every car yes
terday was surrounded by a howling mob,
there was no disturbance of any kind to^
day. While this was due In part to the
vigilance of the police, who prevented th*
assembling of the crowds, it was mainly
attributable to the fact that the strikers
made no effort to induce non-union men
to quit.
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School for the Blind.
-F. A, RIAUL , M«nn-. June 13.-(Spe
cial.)—The school for the blind held its
closing exercises this afternoon. The
music was furnished by the pupils of the
school, led by Prof. W. H. Holden. Two
pupils graduated.
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River Still Rising. j
SHAKOPEE. Minn.. June 13.—(Special.)
—Lightning struck the home of William
Johnson In this city during last night's
storm. knocking a chimney off without
doing further, damage. The Minnesota
river is still rising, and it is feared it
will overflow its banks and destroy mea
dows and crops.
Because I* Was Cheaper Than Talc
ing: the Children Home.
Philadelphia" Inquirer.
"It isn't often that anything dazes me."
remarked ene of the young men engaged
In selling concert tickets out at the Wild
West show last Saturday night, "but 1
did run up against a corker this after
noon. I was working up and down the
seats trying to get rid of a few more
concert pasteboards. Hadn't had much -***
luck with the people In my section and
wasn't feeling any too good. One group
I'd tackled two or three times consisted
of a lot of children.
V 'Tlckes ... or the concert, madam?*
bawled at : her In my most . seductive
tones produced only an elaborate shake
.of her head In the negative until the an
nouncer got up on his box out in the ring
and shouted out the old, old story of how
he had forgotten to state in his first an
nouncement that children with their pa
rents would be admitted free, etc. Then
the big woman beckoned.to me.
" 'Did . that . man say children could go
In free?' she demanded..
" 'He did,' I replied..
z" 'Then you can give me one of them
tickets. Here's your 10 cents. I've got
seven with me and eight for: 10 cents Is ;
cheaper'n. goln' home. Wish Jimmy and
Mickey were here though.*
"1 took her 10 cents and made my es
cape before shell ad a'chance to ask me
to let the absent kids come in on her one
ticket at some future performance. The.
woman and her brood sat out the concert,
occupying one ; entire row of seats,' and
If the performance hadn't been half as
good as It,was.trio family would certain
ly have got Its 10 cents worth."
Club; Them to Death.';
Duluth News-Trlbune.'BSßvSiHfisßß-*HV9L!
And . now they ■ say - Chicago ', water It'
so bad 7 that; It even cannot be boiled."
Which would seem"to,lndicate that th»
only way to destroy the germs Is t«
kill them with a club. 7 7

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